Bendix joins Cruz Pedregon Advance Auto Parts team

Cruz Pedregon/Advance Auto Parts Racing Team signs new sponsorship with Bendix® Camarillo, CA (Januuary 9, 2003) -- Cruz Pedregon Racing announced today an associate sponsor partnership with Honeywell's Bendix Brakes unit for the 2003 POWERade...

Cruz Pedregon/Advance Auto Parts Racing Team signs new sponsorship with Bendix®

Camarillo, CA (Januuary 9, 2003) -- Cruz Pedregon Racing announced today an associate sponsor partnership with Honeywell's Bendix Brakes unit for the 2003 POWERade Drag Racing season. The Bendix® brand will officially display its famous blue and white colors on the Advance Auto Parts Funny Car in February at the K&N Filters Winternationals in Pomona, CA.

"We are excited that Bendix will be an official sponsor of the Cruz Pedregon/Advance Auto Parts Racing Team in 2003. We are looking forward to being part of their success," stated Tim Jones, Business General Manager, Honeywell Friction Materials, North American Aftermarket. "This sponsorship offers us a great opportunity to generate some additional brand recognition with the do-it-yourselfer and our installer costumers-- since many are avid NHRA race fans."

Cruz Pedregon, entering his second full season as owner and driver, has a great deal of appreciation for the Bendix support and is committed to the brand's awareness campaign through exposure on and off the track.

"I am fortunate to have the support of such an innovative product line." commented Cruz Pedregon, "Although the Bendix name has been around for over 75 years, I am very impressed with the brand's advanced technology, premium products and continued research. I'm thrilled to align our racing team with a company that prides itself on making industry-wide improvements."

Friction Materials, one of Honeywell's business units, manufactures and markets Bendix friction materials and brake products globally. For more information on Bendix, visit www.bendixbrakes.com or call 1 (800) 231-3726.

Honeywell International is a diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbo chargers; specialty chemicals; fibers; plastics; and electronic and advances materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell employs about 100,000 people in 95 countries. The company's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.

For more information on Cruz Pedregon, please visit www.cruzpedregon.com.

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