BUSCH: Porter-Cable/Delta withdraws its 2001 NASCAR sponsorship

Porter-Cable/Delta Machinery announced today plans to withdraw its 2001 sponsorship of Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR Busch Series program effective immediately. Porter-Cable Vice President of Marketing John Chapski said, "Although we regret we...

Porter-Cable/Delta Machinery announced today plans to withdraw its 2001 sponsorship of Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR Busch Series program effective immediately. Porter-Cable Vice President of Marketing John Chapski said, "Although we regret we are not participating in the upcoming race season, issues related to our recent consolidation force us to re-focus our marketing initiatives."

Joe Gibbs Racing will continue to run the car driven by Jeff Purvis during the 2001 NASCAR Busch Series.

"Our decision to exit NASCAR should, in no way, suggest that our partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing was anything less than ideal. They are a first-class organization and it will be a sad departure from a team of true champions in every sense of the word -- both on and off the track," said Chapski.

Porter-Cable/Delta Machinery, subsidiaries of Pentair, Inc. (NYSE - PNR), are leading manufacturers of portable electric and cordless power tools; air nailers, staplers, & compressors; woodworking machinery, and related accessories for the professional woodworking, construction, plumbing, and electrical markets. Porter-Cable Delta operates manufacturing facilities in Jackson, TN and Tupelo, MS operates.

Porter-Cable operates a second manufacturing facility in Steinheim, Germany, where its products are produced and sold throughout Europe under the FLEX brand name.

-Charlie T. Roakes

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Purvis
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing