U.S. ARMY NAMED MAJOR ASSOCIATE SPONSOR OF ANTRON BROWN AND MATCO TOOLS TOP FUEL TEAM BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Feb. 9, 2010) - The U.S. Army has been named a major associate sponsor of 24-time NHRA winner Antron Brown and the Don Schumacher Racing...
U.S. ARMY NAMED MAJOR ASSOCIATE SPONSOR OF ANTRON BROWN AND MATCO TOOLS TOP FUEL TEAM
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Feb. 9, 2010) - The U.S. Army has been named a major associate sponsor of 24-time NHRA winner Antron Brown and the Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Matco Tools Top Fuel team it was announced today. The Matco Tools dragster will sport U.S. Army branding during the 2010 NHRA season and Brown will participate in the Army Youth and Education Services (YES) Program.
"This is an awesome deal to bring the (U.S.) Army to our Matco Tools team," Brown said. "I had a very good relationship with with the Army when I was riding the (Pro Stock) bike for DSR for many years. Who can't get excited about joining forces with the great soldiers that protect us at home and abroad each and every day. Our racing family now gets even stronger with all the Matco distributors and Army soldiers supporting our team."
Antron Brown raced the U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle for DSR from July 2003 through the completion of the 2007 NHRA season. During his tenure aboard the U.S. Army Suzuki, Brown won six races and earned five No. 1 qualifying awards and finished second in the NHRA PSM standings in 2006. Brown is the only driver in NHRA history to have won races and lead the points standings in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
"It's wonderful to have the U.S. Army extend its relationship with Don Schumacher Racing and become a major associate sponsor on the Antron Brown-driven Matco Tools dragster," team owner Don Schumacher added. "It brings another great driver under the U.S. Army banner along with Tony (Schumacher) and Ryan Newman, and a driver, in Antron, who is very familiar with the Army program and the soldiers having rode the U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle for DSR."
Brown joins fellow DSR teammate Tony "the Sarge" Schumacher and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman as part of the U.S. Army Racing team. At the 2010 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, the U.S. Army will mark its 10-year anniversary as Schumacher's sponsor.