Daytona Beach, FL (February 10, 2018) – 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 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Chicagoland Speedway on June 28, 2018.
Along with hosting the SCOTT® 150 race entitlement at Chicagoland Speedway, SCOTT® Brand will also continue for the sixth year as the title sponsor of ARCA’s Rookie of the Year program - The SCOTT® Rookie Challenge.
For the fourth 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.
“Chicagoland Speedway has proven to be a great partner in years past and we are honored to return as the title sponsor of the ARCA Series race this year,” said Norma Blanco, Customer Marketing Manager with Kimberly-Clark Professional. “Not only does Chicagoland Speedway provide incredible racing entertainment throughout the weekend for all racing fans, it is home to the largest Menards market in the country. We appreciate the opportunity to thank our Menards customers and plan to showcase all of our products available at Menards. These products include: SCOTT® Rags In-A-Box, SCOTT® Shop Towels, SCOTT® Bath Tissue and Towel solutions, BLOCK-IT®Floor Underlayment and BLOCK-IT® House Wrap.”
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 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 Chicagoland Speedway. The 2018 ARCA event at Chicagoland will mark the 18th consecutive appearance of the 66-year-old tour on the 1.5-mile speedway in Joliet, Illinois.
“The ARCA Racing Series event holds an important position as the lead in to our four-day race weekend,” said Scott Paddock, President of Chicagoland Speedway. “We are thrilled to welcome back Kimberly-Clark Professional and the SCOTT® Brand to kick off our exciting Stars and Stripes weekend of racing.”
In 17 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), Chase Briscoe (2016) and Christopher Bell (2017).
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.
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 Monster Energy NASCAR 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 most versatile and leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers nearly 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.
A family-owned company started in 1958, Menards currently operates 306 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!