Ortho to give trucks away

Ortho, retailers give away 20 trucks PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 18, 1998) Ortho consumers and fans of the No. 35 Ortho Lawn & Garden Chevrolet on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will have 20 chances to win their own Chevrolet pickup truck in the...

Ortho, retailers give away 20 trucks

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 18, 1998) Ortho consumers and fans of the No. 35 Ortho Lawn & Garden Chevrolet on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will have 20 chances to win their own Chevrolet pickup truck in the 1998 Ortho/Chevy Truck Sweepstakes that was announced on Saturday on Bud Pole Day for the Chevy Trucks 150 event at Phoenix International Raceway.

Ortho, which produces lawn and garden products, announced a national giveaway of 10 trucks last month. Ortho announced Saturday it is partnering with 10 of the country's biggest retailers to offer customers an unprecedented opportunity to win a total of 20 Ortho/Chevy trucks.

The 10 participating retailers will have their own truck giveaways to be held on July 31, 1998. They include: Ace Hardware, Eagle Hardware & Garden Inc., HomeBase, HQ/Builders Square, Lowe's, Meijer, Menards, Target, Tru-Serv, and Wal-Mart.

Fans may enter with sweepstakes entry forms and rules found at local retailers that carry ORTHO products. The sweepstakes promotion will get full retail support including in-store signage and special advertising and displays for Ortho products. The drawings for the 10 national trucks will occur as follows: Two per month in April, May, June, August and September.

"Many NASCAR fans also enjoy gardening," said Elsa Zisook, brand director for Ortho products. "We have a lot of fan support for our racing program and we're excited to work with participating retailers to offer something so special to their customers."

Hardy Motorsports unites some of racing's most prestigious players, led by Charles Hardy, a veteran enthusiast of the sport for more than 40 years. Ron Barfield is the new Ortho/Hardy driver for the 1998 season.

"Our last couple of years, I've run about six races a season," Barfield said. "You can't race six races a year and expect to be competitive in this series. The opportunity to run a full season is giving us a chance to win.

"This is the first time I've ever had a full-time crew chief and I can't tell you how much it means to be able to make adjustments as we go. I think we have a good shot at accepting a trophy at (the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Awards Banquet in) San Francisco at the end of the season."

Barfield has made 15 career starts in the series, with a best finish of fourth at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex in 1996. He is ninth in series points coming into the Chevy Trucks 150.

Source: NASCAR Online

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