TOLEDO, Ohio, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from Kimberly-Clark Professional, Chicagoland Speedway and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) announced today that SCOTT® Brand products will return as title sponsor of the SCOTT® 150, the 2016 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Chicagoland Speedway on September 15, 2016.
Along with hosting the SCOTT® 150 race entitlement at Chicagoland Speedway, SCOTT® Brand is an official sponsor of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, as well as the title sponsor of ARCA's Rookie of the Year program - The SCOTT® Rookie Challenge.
This year's SCOTT® 150 will set the stage for an exciting weekend of NASCAR racing action including Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series races. The weekend also kicks off NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup, the playoff system used to crown the 2016 Sprint Cup Champion.
"We are proud to continue our relationship with Menards as the 2016 entitlement partner of the SCOTT® 150 ARCA race at Chicagoland Speedway," said Kimberly Brown, Customer Marketing Manager with Kimberly-Clark Professional. "This major weekend of racing gives us the platform to promote our wiping solutions, SCOTT® Rags In-A-Box and SCOTT® Shop Towels, to a wide audience of DIYers and professional contractors."
The SCOTT® 150 will celebrate the can-do spirit and pride people take in their craftsmanship by focusing on their September Rags In-A-Box promotion at Menards. SCOTT® invites all professional contractors and DIYers to choose Rags In-A-Box to help with any home improvement project. Stop by any Menards location in order to stock-up.
As part of their sponsorship activation, SCOTT®, alongside Menards, will invite 200 hard-working contractors and their families to serve as the Grand Marshals of the SCOTT® 150. This group will kick off the event, calling out the famous four words in motorsports: 'Drivers, start your engines!'
Series officials are excited about the return of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards to Chicagoland Speedway. The 2016 ARCA event at Chicagoland will mark the 16th consecutive appearance of the 64-year-old tour on the 1.5-mile speedway in Joliet, Illinois.
The 2016 ARCA Racing Series event at Chicagoland will mark the 16th consecutive appearance of the 64-year-old tour on the 1.5-mile speedway in Joliet, Illinois.
"We are incredibly excited to welcome back the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the SCOTT® BRAND in 2016," said Scott Paddock, president of Chicagoland Speedway. "Our exciting September weekend will also feature the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series, allowing our fans to witness the world's premier motorsports athletes and also discover the future stars of the sport as they showcase their talents in an action packed weekend."
In 15 consecutive ARCA races at Chicagoland, there have been no repeat winners among drivers. Former ARCA Chicagoland winners are Ed Berrier (2001), Chad Blount (2002), Frank Kimmel (2003), Kyle Krisiloff (2004), Dawayne Bryan (2005), Steve Wallace (2006), Michael McDowell (2007), Scott Lagasse, Jr. (2008), Justin Lofton (2009), Patrick Sheltra (2010), Ty Dillon (2011), Kevin Swindell (2012), Corey LaJoie (2013), Mason Mitchell (2014) and Ryan Reed (2015).
Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway
Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile, paved oval race track located in Joliet, Ill. The track has hosted racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Along with Route 66 Raceway, a multimillion-dollar complex that includes a ¼ mile stadium-style drag strip and a ½ mile dirt oval track, Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a major promoter of motorsports activities. ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation's major racing venues, including Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, visit ChicagolandSpeedway.com.
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Midwest Tour and the ARCA Truck Series, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.
About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces, helping to make them healthier, safer and more productive. Key brands in this segment include: Kleenex, Scott, Wypall, Kimtech and Jackson Safety. Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Georgia, is one of three Kimberly-Clark business sectors. To see how Kimberly-Clark Professional is helping people around the world to work better, please visit www.kcprofessional.com.
A family-owned company started in 1958, Menards currently operates 297 home improvement stores in 14 states located throughout the Midwest. Menards has built their reputation by recognizing that people expect high quality guest service, competitive pricing and shopping convenience. Menards has full-service lumberyards, beautiful garden centers, landscape blocks, lighting options, tools, hardware supplies, doors, windows, flooring, paint, plumbing supplies, cabinets, appliances, patio furniture, home décor items and much more. There is literally something for everyone at Menards!
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