Daytona Beach, FL (February 17, 2017) – Officials from Kimberly-Clark Professional, Chicagoland Speedway and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) announced today that SCOTT® Brand products will return as an Official Partner of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and as the title sponsor of the SCOTT® 150, the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2017.
Along with hosting the SCOTT® 150 race entitlement at Chicagoland Speedway, SCOTT® Brand will also continue as the title sponsor of ARCA’s Rookie of the Year program - The SCOTT® Rookie Challenge.
For the third consecutive year, the SCOTT® 150 will kick off an exciting weekend of NASCAR racing action including Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. The weekend also kicks off NASCAR’s new Playoff Series, which will crown the 2017 Champion in NASCAR’s premier division.
“This is a highly anticipated weekend of racing for fans of every series,” said Kimberly Brown, Customer Marketing Manager with Kimberly-Clark Professional. “We have been honored to have our SCOTT® 150 entitlement race kick-off the entire weekend the past couple of years and look forward to another great year at Chicagoland Speedway. We plan to showcase our whole family of products this year including: SCOTT® Rags In-A-Box, SCOTT® Shop Towels, and SCOTT® Bath Tissue and Towel solutions.”
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 300 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 most famous four words in motorsports: ‘Drivers, start your engines!’
Chicagoland Speedway officials are excited about the return of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards to the suburban Chicago Speedway. The 2017 ARCA event at Chicagoland will mark the 17th consecutive appearance of the 64-year-old tour on the 1.5-mile speedway in Joliet, Illinois.
“We’re looking forward to once again hosting the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards SCOTT® 150 in 2017,” said Scott Paddock, President of Chicagoland Speedway. “As we have seen through our extensive partnership with Kimberly-Clark Professional, this brand truly understands the thrills that come along with great racing and the sheer power that can be harnessed through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.”
In 16 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), Ryan Reed (2015), and Chase Briscoe (2016), who would go on to win the 2016 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards National Championship.
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, Jackson Safety and Block-it. 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 kcprofessional.com.
About 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.
A family-owned company started in 1958, Menards currently operates 305 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!