TORK WILL SPONSOR THE NO. 47 CHEVROLET ALL STAR SILVERADO SCA Tissue North America Teams with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports and Tony Stewart for Charlotte NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race Statesville, NC -- Morgan-Dollar Motorsports is pleased to...
TORK WILL SPONSOR THE NO. 47 CHEVROLET ALL STAR SILVERADO
SCA Tissue North America Teams with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports and Tony Stewart for Charlotte NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race
Statesville, NC -- Morgan-Dollar Motorsports is pleased to announce they have increased their partnership with SCA Tissue North America to brand the No. 47 Chevrolet All Star Silverado with their Tork line of Away-From-Home tissue products at the Charlotte NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) race.
2002 NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will drive the Tork Silverado at the May 20, 2005 race. In addition, Stewart's long-time friends, country music superstar group, Diamond Rio, will be featured on the hood and sides of the No. 47. This will mark the ninth Chevrolet Silverado All Star race pairing Chevrolet NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers with music stars on the Morgan-Dollar Motorsports truck entry.
The primary sponsorship for the Charlotte event is an extension of a long-term marketing partnership Morgan-Dollar Motorsports has enjoyed with SCA Tissue and Tork. Morgan-Dollar Motorsports fields the No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Dennis Setzer full-time in the NCTS where Tork has been a sponsor for four years. The team has finished second in the series season-ending championship point standings the past two seasons.
"It is very rewarding for our team to know that our SCA Tissue relationship has grown and strengthened over the last four years," Team Owner David Dollar said. "Our goal at Morgan-Dollar is to provide an excellent marketing vehicle for our sponsors to grow the awareness of their products in the huge motorsports based consumer market.
"We are pleased that SCA Tissue and Tork has joined us in our exciting Silverado All Star program. With Tony behind the wheel, we stand a very solid chance of making our second trip to victory lane."
SCA Tissue, headquartered in Neenah, WI, is the largest division within SCA North America, with 2,400 employees in 10 locations. SCA Tissue is among the top three manufacturers of Away-From-Home tissue products in the United States.
"While SCA Tissue is part of a $13 billion global company and is among the top three manufacturers of Away-From-Home products in the United States, Tork is a relatively new brand name in North America," John Drengler, SCA Tissue North America's Senior Director of Marketing said. "By getting involved in NASCAR through sponsorship of the Chevrolet All Star Truck, we hope to let more people know who we are and make them more familiar with our quality Tork brand products such as our line of specialty wipers.
"We want to work closely with other businesses in the NASCAR family of sponsors to build relationships that are mutually beneficial to them and to us."
SCA, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is the leading supplier of tissue products in Europe and employs more than 53,000 people in over 50 countries.
"SCA Tissue and Tork make a natural fit with NASCAR and with the auto and truck maintenance and repair industries," Michael Anderson, Product Manager-Wipers, SCA Tissue North America said.
"The Tork product line, including a quality assortment of wipers, is respected worldwide. Tork wipers are known for providing the right solution for the job at hand, whether it's cleaning greasy tools and work surfaces with harsh solvents, wiping glass, prepping body panels for paint, or non-abrasive polishing, waxing and detailing work."
Stewart has an impressive record at the Concord, NC, speedway scoring one victory, six top-five finishes and nine top-10 runs in his 12 NASCAR Cup career starts. In four previous NCTS starts, the Indiana native has never finished out of the top-10 including two wins at Richmond. His first start was in 1996 at his home track, Indianapolis Raceway Park where he scored a 10th place finish. Log on to www.tonystewart.com for further information.
If there were an award for the "Super Group" of country music, the distinction would go to Diamond Rio. The dynamic group has 10 million albums sold, six-time winners of the Vocal Group of the Year and 14 Grammy nominations to their credit, making them clear winners off the track. Their image on the hood of the No. 47 Tork 0x00ae Silverado at Charlotte gives them a solid opportunity to score a victory on the track as well. For additional information, log on to www.diamondrio.com.
Chevrolet Silverado and Morgan-Dollar Motorsports teamed to bring the All Star program to fans at seven NCTS events during the 2004 season. This marks the third of several more scheduled in 2005. At each event in 2004, the No. 47 featured a special paint scheme showcasing a prominent musical artist and was driven by seven different Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers. Stewart's teammate, Bobby Labonte, has piloted the No. 47 Chevrolet All Star Silverado twice thus far in 2005, scoring the team's first win on April 9th at Martinsville Speedway with Trick Pony on the hood. Labonte's first race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March saw the 2000 NASCAR Cup champion finish second in a photo finish, by a mere eight thousandths of a second to fellow Silverado driver Ron Hornaday, in his Phil Vassar branded truck.
Practice and qualifying for the Quaker Steak and Lube 200 at Lowe's Motor Speedway is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2005. Qualifying will begin at approximately 7:00 PM EDT with the trucks starting the race impounded until race time on Friday. The green flag is schedule to fly at 8:45 PM EDT on Friday, May 20, 2005 with live television coverage provided by SPEED Channel. Both MRN Radio and XM Satellite Radio will bring the action live to fans over the airwaves.