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WIX® Filters & Stewart-Haas Racing Will Look ‘Sharp’ at Bristol

WIX Filters to Sponsor Ryan Newman and No. 39 Chevrolet in Sharpie 500 at Bristol
Jul. 13, 2010

 

WIX Filters’ “Racing with Ryan” Sweepstakes Provides Most Sought-After Ticket Package in NASCAR:
Two Tickets to the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, with Airfare & Hotel Accommodations 
 
KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (July 13, 2010) – WIX Filters, the number one filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product, will sponsor Ryan Newman and Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 39 Chevrolet Impala in the Aug. 21 Sharpie 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
 
And playing a large part in WIX Filters’ activation of the sponsorship is the company’s “Racing with Ryan” sweepstakes, with the grand prize being two coveted tickets to the Sharpie 500, which will run under the lights at the world’s fastest half-mile oval.
 
So sought after are tickets to Bristol’s annual night race that they’re willed to family members, fought over contentiously in divorce proceedings, and even offered up as collateral. Yet when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its 100th visit to the .533-mile bullring nestled in the East Tennessee mountains, attending the Sharpie 500 could be as easy as registering for the “Racing with Ryan” sweepstakes at www.WIXsweeps.com/ryannewman.
 
But there is no time to waste, for fans have only until July 31 to enter. Limit one entry per person. Official rules can be found online at www.WIXsweeps.com/ryannewman.
 
In addition to tickets, WIX Filters will provide the grand-prize winner with the second-most coveted need at Bristol – hotel accommodations. Airfare will also be included, as will VIP passes that will allow for a meet-and-greet with Newman, two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, and Stewart-Haas Racing pit crew members at the No. 39 U.S. Army team transporter inside the track’s infield. And during pre-race ceremonies, the grand-prize winner will present the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award to the previous week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Lap Leader Award winner and receive a WIX Filters prize pack.
 
There will be 39 total prizes given away as part of the “Racing with Ryan” sweepstakes. Beyond the grand prize, 12 second-prize winners will receive a signed 1:24 die-cast of the No. 39 Chevy with display case, a $100 O’Reilly Auto Parts gift card, and a WIX Filters prize pack. Twenty-six third-prize winners will receive a $75 gift card to the NASCAR.com Superstore and a U.S. Army pit hat.
 
“This promotion provides us with a way to give back to the fans that support WIX and our partners, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Stewart-Haas Racing,” said Jeff Blocher, brand manager for WIX Filters, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands. “The sweepstakes provides 39 chances to win, along with a grand prize that we think equates to every race fan’s dream weekend.”
 
While a dream trip for fans, the upcoming Bristol race weekend is business as usual for WIX. That’s because WIX Filters’ sponsorship of Newman and the No. 39 Chevy is more than skin-deep. Stewart-Haas Racing uses WIX Filters to help maintain its edge in the highly competitive Sprint Cup Series.

“With Stewart-Haas Racing, we have an excellent partner for putting together a great national promotion featuring Ryan Newman, but we also have a NASCAR team that uses our products to help them win races and perform at the top level of the sport,” Blocher said. “It’s a point of pride when the guys working on the racecars come up and tell you they like using your products and they have great confidence that WIX Filters will get the job done every weekend.
 
“Our relationship with Stewart-Haas Racing also gives WIX a product relationship with Tony Stewart Racing in USAC and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, along with track sponsorship at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, where we’re able to bring the WIX brand to fans of grassroots racing.”
 
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About WIX Filters:
Since 1939, Wix Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX, a member of the Affinia family of brands, is the number one filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Its NASCAR relationship also includes the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which recognizes the drivers leading the most laps in each race. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com.
 
Affinia Group Inc., is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket parts for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $1.8 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and India. For more information, visit www.affiniagroup.com.
 
About Stewart-Haas Racing:
Stewart-Haas Racing is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by two-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world. The team fields two entries in the elite Sprint Cup Series – the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet Impala for Stewart and the No. 39 U.S. Army/Tornados/Haas Automation Chevrolet Impala for 2008 Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman. Based in Kannapolis, N.C., Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 140,000-square-foot facility with more than 150 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing and on Twitter at @StewartHaasRcng.