IRL: Leaders Circle program expands

SNAP-ON TO PROVIDE TOOL SUPPORT TO LEADERS CIRCLE TEAMS INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, March 16, 2002 - Snap-on Tools has joined the Indy Racing League Leaders Circle by providing tool support for the 24 teams participating in the new incentive...

SNAP-ON TO PROVIDE TOOL SUPPORT TO LEADERS CIRCLE TEAMS

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, March 16, 2002 - Snap-on Tools has joined the Indy Racing League Leaders Circle by providing tool support for the 24 teams participating in the new incentive program, IRL and Snap-on officials announced March 16.

Each Leaders Circle team will receive $10,000 worth of tools this season from Snap-on.

Snap-on also will present the Snap-on Tools/CAM Good Moves Award at all Indy Racing League events except the Indianapolis 500. The Good Moves Award will provide Snap-on products valued at $1,000 to the Leaders Circle participant that improves the most at the finish from its starting position.

The Snap-on Tools/CAM Good Moves Award started at the season-opening event, the 20th Anniversary Grand Prix of Miami on March 2. Blair Racing and driver Alex Barron won the award at that event.

"We're pleased that Snap-on has become such a strong partner in the Leaders Circle program," said Brian Barnhart, Indy Racing League vice president of operations. "Our crews appreciate Snap-on's generous participation and the quality of the company's products. We also owe special thanks to Jim King and the Championship Association of Mechanics (CAM) for their help with this agreement."

In addition, Snap-on will continue its sponsorship of the annual Snap-on Tools/CAM Top Wrench Award at the Indianapolis 500, including a $5,000 check, $1,000 in tools, a commemorative tool box and custom ring to the winner of the award.

"We are strongly committed to supporting the Indy Racing League and members of CAM," said Carl Johanson, Snap-on motorsports manager. "We hope this tool program, the existing awards and new awards help to build a stronger racing community."

Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Product lines include hand tools, power tools, automotive diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, automotive diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation service, industrial, government, education, agricultural, and other commercial applications, including construction and electrical.

Products are sold through its franchise dealer van, company direct sales and distributor and Internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2-billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wis., and it employs approximately 14,000 worldwide.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Barron , Brian Barnhart