Statesville, NC—January 30, 2014—Swan Racing announced today that it
has signed a partnership deal with Ingersoll Rand, the maker of
innovative tools and equipment, to be an associate sponsor on the No. 26
and No. 30 Toyota Camrys for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Specifically, the company will provide cordless and compressed air tools
to be used in the garage and pit areas for both teams.
“Ingersoll Rand’s tools and equipment will have a direct and positive
impact on Swan Racing’s performance on the track each week,” said team
owner Brandon Davis.
“This is the kind of partner who is helping us to be a better team and
to compete against the best drivers in the world.” Ingersoll Rand’s
specialty racing tools have been a familiar sight in NASCAR garages from
the beginning. NASCAR pit stops were revolutionized in 1960 with the
introduction of the Ingersoll Rand 405 and then again in 1972 when the
company added the twin hammer impact mechanism as it became the
best-selling impact wrench of all time.
Today, nearly every pit crew on the NASCAR circuit relies on the
Ingersoll Rand ThunderGun™ for quick tire changes. As a sponsor,
Ingersoll Rand has been active in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2012. The company’s partnership
with Swan Racing marks its first move to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Ingersoll Rand now has sponsor relationships with all of NASCAR’s
national series along with a partnership in ARCA.
“Ingersoll Rand is very proud to expand its official presence into the
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,” said John Evans, President of Power Tools at
Ingersoll Rand. “We are looking forward to seeing Cole Whitt and Parker
Kligerman compete on the sport’s biggest stage and compete for the
NASCAR Rookie of the Year title.”
About Swan Racing
Swan Racing is a professional stock-car racing team, based in
Statesville, N.C., that competes full-time in 36 nationally televised
races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Swan Racing fields two teams
driven by Parker Kligerman (No. 30) and Cole Whitt (No. 26). The team is
owned by Swan Energy CEO Brandon Davis.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating
comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our
family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and
Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes
and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase
industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand products range
from complete compressed air systems, tools and pumps to material and
fluid handling systems. The diverse and innovative products, services
and solutions enhance our customers' energy efficiency, productivity and
operations. We are a global business committed to a world of
sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit
www.ingersollrand.com or www.ingersollrandproducts.com.