BUSCH: Lysol to Leave Hensley Racing

WAYNE, N.J. (Sept. 11, 1998) Reckitt & Colman Inc., the maker of Lysol brand cleaners and disinfectants, will end its five-year relationship as primary sponsor of Hensley Racing at the close of the 1998 NASCAR Busch Series Grand National...

WAYNE, N.J. (Sept. 11, 1998) Reckitt & Colman Inc., the maker of Lysol brand cleaners and disinfectants, will end its five-year relationship as primary sponsor of Hensley Racing at the close of the 1998 NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division season. "Our relationship with Hensley Racing has enabled us to drive greater awareness for the Lysol brand among the highly loyal NASCAR fan base," said Karen Gough, vice president of sales for Reckitt & Colman's Household and Cleaning Products Division. "Hensley Racing has also provided our staff, our customers and our consumers with many memorable experiences." Hensley Racing, founded by Hubert Hensley in 1952, has fielded a car in the NASCAR Busch Series since the series' inaugural season in 1982. The team, based in Ridgeway, Va., has finished in the top-five in the series standings three times, and won the 1990 NASCAR Busch Series championship with driver Chuck Bown. Tracy Leslie, current driver of the No. 63 Hensley Racing/Lysol Chevrolet, is 18th in the NASCAR Busch Series driver point standings this season. Reckitt & Colman began sponsoring the No. 63 car in 1994. The company has also been the title sponsor of the Lysol 200 Busch Series race at Watkins Glen, N.Y., since 1995, and will continue that sponsorship through the year 2000. Reckitt & Colman is currently exploring other NASCAR Busch Series team sponsorship opportunities for the 1999 season.

Source: NASCAR Online

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