Menard's Home Improvement to Sponsor Frank Kimmel in ARCA Re/Max

David PhillipsAnalyst IJanuary 30, 2009

Ansell Gloves and Menard's Home Improvement have signed to sponsor Frank Kimmel as he vies for his 10th ARCA Re/Max title.

"We are pleased to announce a comprehensive, multi-faceted marketing program in conjunction with Menard's Home Improvement Stores and ARCA," said Sean Sweeney, Sr. Market Development Manager for Ansell. "Together, Ansell Gloves and Menard's have partnered to sponsor nine-time ARCA Champion Frank Kimmel for the 2009 season." (ARCAracing.com)

Kimmel, who is just five races short of being the winningest driver in the ARCA Series is excited about the two companies coming on board.

"This sponsorship program is really neat," said Kimmel. "It has been designed to promote the availability of Ansell's safety glove line to the contractor and installer markets at Menard's retail locations.

"The support of Ansell and Menard's helps me to continue to pursue my goals of earning a tenth ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship and hopefully surpass Iggy Katona on the all-time ARCA win list." (ARCAracing.com)

Kimmel holds records in the ARCA Series for championships won, laps led, top-five and top-10 finishes and career earnings.

"Menard's is very excited to sponsor Frank Kimmel's run for a tenth ARCA Championship in 2009," said Jeff Abbott, company spokesperson for Menard, Inc. "We feel his strong work ethic is a good fit with our family-owned, customer service oriented, hometown hardware stores." (ARCAracing.com)

Menard's Home Improvement operates 245 stores in 12 states, while Ansell is the world's largest manufacture of protective gloves and clothing.

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