Kwikset® To Debut New Branded Paint Scheme For Richard Childress Racing Driver Ryan Newman

Kwikset® To Debut New Branded Paint Scheme For Richard Childress Racing Driver
                                 Ryan Newman

Newman's No. 31 Chevrolet to feature Kwikset for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Kansas Speedway Race on May 10

PR Newswire

LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 6, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Kwikset®, a leading brand of
the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings
(NYSE:SPB), will debut a brand new paint scheme for Richard Childress Racing
(RCR) driver Ryan Newman's No. 31 Chevrolet for the May 10 running of the
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The paint scheme is part of
Kwikset's season-long partnership with the 15-time NASCAR championship racing

Object: application/x-shockwave-flash

"Our sponsorship of Ryan's No. 31 car has been a great success this year for
Kwikset and Richard Childress Racing," said Greg Gluchowski, president, HHI.
"It has provided us with a national platform to showcase our unprecedented
Kevo smart lock and SmartKey technologies. We look forward to being Ryan's
primary sponsor on May 10."

The partnership between Kwikset and Newman is a natural one, as the driver and
leader in residential locks both share a passion for innovative technology and
advanced engineering. On the hood of the car, Kwikset will promote its new
smart lock Kevo, an industry-first Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt that allows
authorized users to unlock their door with the touch of a finger while their
smartphone remains in their pocket. Kwikset is also the company behind
first-of-its-kind SmartKey Re-Key Technology, which lets homeowners re-key
their locks in seconds without removing them from the door. Kwikset SmartKey
locks also offer superior pick resistance and pass the most stringent security

"My team and I are passionate about security and innovation, so having Kwikset
as a sponsor is a natural alignment," said Newman. "Along with technology, the
company has an eye for design, and the paint scheme they created will look
great under the lights at Kansas Speedway."

Kwikset sees great opportunity in NASCAR, a sport that aligns with Kwikset's
values, and consistently looks for ways to engage with NASCAR's passionate fan
base. This is the second consecutive season that the leader in home security
has sponsored an RCR team and created a Kwikset-branded paint scheme for a
Sprint Cup Series race.

Newman, nicknamed "Rocket Man," has had a successful NASCAR career and is
currently ranked ninth in the Sprint Cup Series point standings heading into
this Saturday night's 400-mile race at Kansas Speedway. In his 15 years as a
Cup driver, he has achieved 17 victories and more than 185 top-10s, and was
named NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 2002 and Driver of the
Year in 2003. Newman has won two of the sport's most prestigious events, the
Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in 2008, and the Brickyard 400
at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2013. He's also finished a career best of
sixth in the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings three times.

For more information on this partnership, please contact Stefen Lovelace at
410-821-8220 or visit

About Kwikset

Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of
residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets with a
portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National
Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key
markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada
residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S.
builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential
hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister).Headquartered in
Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates
manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and
Asia.To learn more about Kwikset, visit

About Spectrum Brands

HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum
Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading
supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders'
hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products,
small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home
pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs
about or approximately 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25
global retailers with products in more than one million stores.

About Richard Childress Racing

Richard Childress Racing ( has earned more than 200
victories and 15 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win
championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series. Its 2014 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes
two-time NASCAR champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/Cheerios/American
Ethanol/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet), 2011 Brickyard 400 champion Paul Menard
(No. 27 Menards Chevrolet) and 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman (No. 31
Caterpillar/Quicken Loans/WIX Filters/ Kwikset Chevrolet). Its Nationwide
Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge/Smokey Mountain Herbal
Snuff/Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Chevrolet), 2012 Camping World Truck Series
rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/WESCO/Yuengling Light Lager
Chevrolet), Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino/WIX Filters/
Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet) and a multi-driver lineup with the No.
33 Menards Chevrolet team.

Video -

SOURCE Kwikset

Contact: IMRE, Stefen Lovelace,, Phone: 410-821-8220; RICHARD
CHILDRESS RACING, Traci Hultzapple,, Phone:
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.