Ingersoll Rand Announces 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Sponsorship Agreement
with Joe Gibbs Racing
Ingersoll Rand signs associate sponsorship of the No. 11 car, driven by
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- February 26, 2013
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe,
comfortable and efficient environments, announced a sponsorship agreement
between the company’s compressed air systems, tools and equipment business and
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). Ingersoll Rand will be an associate sponsor of the
OneMain Financial No. 11 car, driven by Elliott Sadler for the 2013 NASCAR
Nationwide Series racing season.
Under the agreement, Ingersoll Rand is outfitting Sadler’s garage and pit box
with its latest cordless and pneumatic tools. Ingersoll Rand has been
supplying pit crews with the most efficient pit tools on the market since the
inaugural NASCAR race in 1959. Today, nearly every pit crew on the NASCAR
circuit relies on the Ingersoll Rand ThunderGun™ for quick tire changes.
"It's a great opportunity to work with Ingersoll Rand this season," said
Sadler. "It's a brand that stands for power, durability and reliability, and
those are all things that we strive for as a race team. The Ingersoll Rand
tools help my crew make repairs faster, which means less time in the garage
and more time on the track."
This is Sadler’s inaugural season with Joe Gibbs Racing. His first NASCAR
Nationwide Series careerstart was in 1995. As a veteran driver with more than
16 seasons on the NASCAR circuit, Sadler has competed in the Sprint Cup,
Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. Last season, Sadler took the
checkered flag at Phoenix, Bristol, Chicagoland and Iowa, and had 15 Top Five
and 24 Top 10 finishes.
Joe Gibbs Racing is based in Huntersville, N.C., just 10 miles down the road
from Ingersoll Rand’s North American headquarters and corporate center. JGR
has dominated the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit since 2008, collecting 68
wins in 161 races. JGR also collected one driver and four owner championships
over the past five seasons.
“Other NASCAR teams measure their success against the winning records set by
Joe Gibbs Racing. JGR is the team to beat every time its drivers take the
track,” said Nathan Schmid, marketing manager – vehicle services, Ingersoll
Rand. “Ingersoll Rand is a leader in the compressed air and tool markets, and
manufactures best-in-class products. It makes sense for us to partner with a
race team with a proven legacy of success — just like Ingersoll Rand tools.
Visit irracing.com to learn more about the Ingersoll Rand motorsports legacy,
and receive racing highlights throughout the NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and
sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our
family of brands — including Club Car^®, Ingersoll Rand^®, Schlage^®, Thermo
King^® and Trane^® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air
in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure
homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and
efficiency. Ingersoll Rand products range from complete compressed air
systems, tools and pumps to material and fluid handling systems. The diverse
and innovative products, services and solutions enhance our customers' energy
efficiency, productivity and operations. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion
global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring
results within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit
ingersollrand.com or ingersollrandproducts.com.
Brian Formato, 704-655-4952
Two Rivers Marketing
Keely Pearson, 515-557-2025
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