WELCOME, NC (May 5, 2013) – Rain-X®, an automotive aftermarket leader in water repellency and wiper blades, will serve as the primary sponsor for Brian Scott and Richard Childress Racing’s No. 2 Chevrolet team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event under the lights at Daytona International Speedway, on July 5.
In a partnership with Advance Auto Parts, Rain-X® joins RCR for the second-consecutive year as a primary sponsor. Fans who purchase Rain-X® wiper blades in Advance Auto Parts stores throughout the country between now and October 2 will enjoy great sale prices and have a chance to win more than 1,000 prizes, including a grand prize VIP race weekend. Advance Auto Parts is a preferred retailer of top selling Rain-X® Latitude and Weatherbeater wiper blades and also carries a wide selection of other terrific Rain-X® glass care products such as the new Rain-X® Deep Cleaning Windshield Kit, Rain-X® Headlight Restorer Kit, and Rain-X® Glass Treatment.
For the Friday, July 5, Nationwide Series race at the “World Center of Racing” Rain-X® will “salute” America and military families by participating in NASCAR’s American Salute program. In a patriotic initiative to unite the NASCAR industry to celebrate America and support our military and their families, the No. 2 Rain-X® Chevrolet Camaro will feature patriotic red, white and blue colors.
“Rain-X® is proud to add a new chapter in our on-going partnership with two recognized market leaders, Advance Auto Parts and NASCAR,” said Harley Johnson, Director of Brand Management for Rain-X®. “With its 3,900 stores, Advance is one of the top providers of Rain-X® products to both do-it-yourselfers and professional installers. Add NASCAR’s popularity from millions of race attendees and tens of millions more racing fans, and the impact of our combined three brands it tough to beat.”
Currently in his fourth year of Nationwide Series competition, Scott has earned one pole, five top-five and 28 top-10 finishes. To date, since joining RCR at the beginning of the 2013 season, Scott currently sits eighth in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings.
“RCR’s partnership with Rain-X provides a great opportunity to showcase several of the company’s new products to race fans, so it’s exciting they will be on my car at Daytona International Speedway,” Scott said. “I already feel like I’ve had a long relationship with them because I depended on Rain-X during my dirt racing days to keep fog off my visor during races. Now I use Rain-X products on my personal vehicles to keep water beading and wicking off. The racing at Daytona International Speedway is always unpredictable so I’m looking forward to bring everyone at Rain-X a good finish in July.”
In the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, Scott drove his way to a sixth-place finish earning his highest-career superspeedway finish.
For the last 40 years, Rain-X® has provided drivers with products to help them outsmart the elements. With their Original Glass Treatment™ water beading technology, Wiper Blades and Glass Cleaners; Rain-X® leads the automotive aftermarket in glass care. Rain-X®, owned by ITW Global Brands, joins RCR partners Shore Lodge, Husky Liners, Armour Vienna Sausages and Charter Media who serve as primary sponsors for a majority of the races on Scott’s No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro.
ABOUT RAIN-X®: ITW Global Brands, known for continuous innovation in leading automotive brands like Rain-X® (www.rainx.com), Black Magic®, Gumout® and Slick 50® is part of ITW Performance Polymers & Fluids (www.itwperformers.com), a Division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW, www.itw.com). A diversified manufacturer of highly engineered components, industrial systems and consumables, ITW has more than $16 billion in revenues generated by some 60,000 people working at 825 business units in 52 countries.
ABOUT ADVANCE AUTO PARTS: Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. As of April 20, 2013, the Company operated 3,969 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company’s website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
ABOUT RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING: Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 14 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 2013 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s/Rheem Chevrolet) and Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar/Cheerios Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge/Armour Vienna Sausage/Fast Fixin’/Charter/Husky Liners Chevrolet), 2012 Nationwide Series rookie of the year Austin Dillon (No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet) and an all-star driver lineup on the No. 33 Menards/Rheem/WESCO/Armour Vienna Sausage/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Fast Fixin’ Chevrolet team. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series program features 2012 Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) and Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet).