RFR names Edwards sponsor for 2010

FASTENAL TO SPONSOR CARL EDWARDS IN NATIONWIDE SERIES BEGINNING IN 2010 Concord, N.C. (August 24, 2009) - Roush Fenway Racing announced that they have signed Fastenal to a multi-year contract to sponsor Carl Edwards in the Nationwide Series ...

FASTENAL TO SPONSOR CARL EDWARDS IN NATIONWIDE SERIES BEGINNING IN 2010

Concord, N.C. (August 24, 2009) - Roush Fenway Racing announced that they have signed Fastenal to a multi-year contract to sponsor Carl Edwards in the Nationwide Series beginning in 2010. Fastenal, North America's largest fastener distributor and one of the world's fastest-growing full-line industrial suppliers, will appear on the No. 60 Ford for 15 races in 2010. As a long-time Fastenal customer, Edwards is looking forward to representing the brand.

"I'm really excited about the partnership with Fastenal," said Edwards. "It's special to me, because in 1999 the local Fastenal store in Columbia, Missouri was nice enough to let me bring in one of my first sponsorship proposals that I had ever given to anyone. They met with me and they treated me like a professional and I worked out a sponsorship deal with them. I used their storage bins, fasteners, drill bits and rivets for years on all my dirt cars. We won two track championships. I was really proud of that first sponsorship and I am proud to be back with them in the Nationwide Series. That's going to be neat."

Edwards, the 2007 Nationwide Series champion, has posted 22 career Nationwide wins since 2005 and is eagerly anticipating his sixth full-time season in the Nationwide Series next year. The partnership will kick off at Daytona in February of 2010 when the Nationwide Series visits the 2.5-mile tri-oval for the season opener.

"Fastenal is proud to sponsor Carl Edwards and the No. 60 team beginning in 2010," said Cory Jansen, executive vice president marketing of Fastenal. "Carl's on-track success and longstanding support of Fastenal makes him the perfect representative for our brand. We are looking forward to an exciting championship run with Carl and the entire No. 60 Fastenal team next year."

About Fastenal
Fastenal [Nasdaq: FAST] is North America's largest fastener distributor and an efficient single source for industrial and construction supplies spanning 15 product categories. Fastenal also provides a full lineup of value-added services - from vendor-managed inventory programs to custom manufacturing of special or hard-to-source parts. Leveraging the company's global sourcing and distribution strength, each of Fastenal's 2,300+ stores strives to be the best local supplier in the market it serves, tailoring its inventory to anticipate local demand and working closely with customers to streamline their product flow and lower their total supply costs. To learn more about our products, services, and solutions, visit us at www.fastenal.com.

About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is NASCAR's largest team operating nine motorsports teams. Five in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; three in the Nationwide Series with Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Ragan, Erik Darnell, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Colin Braun; and one in the Camping World Truck Series with Braun.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Colin Braun , Jamie McMurray , Carl Edwards , David Ragan , Erik Darnell
Teams Roush Fenway Racing