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Fastenal to Sponsor Carl Edwards in Nationwide Series Beginning in 2010

Fastenal to Sponsor Carl Edwards in Nationwide Series Beginning in 2010

August 24, 2009
Concord, N.C. (August 24, 2009) – Roush Fenway Racing announced that they have signed Fastenal to a multi-year contract to sponsor Carl Edwards in the Nationwide Series beginning in 2010.  Fastenal, North America’s largest fastener distributor and one of the world’s fastest-growing full-line industrial suppliers, will appear on the No. 60 Ford for 15 races in 2010.  As a long-time Fastenal customer, Edwards is looking forward to representing the brand.

"Its special to me to have a partnership with Fastenal,” said Edwards.  “It's special to me, because in 1999 the local Fastenal store in Columbia, Missouri was nice enough to let me bring in one of my first sponsorship proposals that I had ever given to anyone.  They met with me and they treated me like a professional and I worked out a sponsorship deal with them.  I used their storage bins, fasteners, drill bits and rivets for years on all my dirt cars.  We won two track championships.  I was really proud of that first sponsorship and I am proud to be back with them in the Nationwide Series.  That's going to be neat."

Edwards, the 2007 Nationwide Series champion, has posted 22 career Nationwide wins since 2005 and is eagerly anticipating his sixth full-time season in the Nationwide Series next year.  The partnership will kick off at Daytona in February of 2010 when the Nationwide Series visits the 2.5-mile tri-oval for the season opener.

“Fastenal is proud to sponsor Carl Edwards and the No. 60 team beginning in 2010,” said  Cory Jansen, Executive Vice President for Fastenal.  “Carl’s on-track success and longstanding support of Fastenal makes him the perfect representative for our brand.  We are looking forward to an exciting championship run with Carl and the entire No. 60 Fastenal team next year.”

About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is NASCAR’s largest team operating nine motorsports teams.  Five in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; three in the Nationwide Series with Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Ragan, Erik Darnell, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Colin Braun; and one in the Camping World Truck Series with Braun.  For more information on any of the Roush Fenway Racing teams, log onto www.RoushFenway.com.  For sponsorship inquiries please contact Robin Johnson at 704.720.4645.
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