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Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
0.533-mile concrete oval
Banking in corners: Variable, 24 to 30 Degrees
Banking in straights: Variable, 6 to 10 Degrees
Seating capacity: 160,000

NASCAR Sprint Cup events:
Field: Fastest 36 cars through time trials, plus up to seven provisionals
Distance: 500 Laps (266.5 miles)


IRWIN Tools enters NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series in 4 events with driver Kurt Busch (No. 97)
Kurt Busch wins NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Championship for IRWIN Tools
IRWIN Racing in Europe is title sponsor of the SCSA Racing Series and finishes with two podium places
IRWIN becomes primary sponsor of Jamie McMurray in the NEXTEL Cup Series (No. 26)

IRWIN Racing in Europe is title sponsor in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain race series with third place finish overall and a Best Driver Award (Danny Watts) in Silverstone Finale
IRWIN Racing in Europe sponsors driver David Saelens in the Porsche Supercup Pan European Race Series

IRWIN Racing in Australia becomes naming rights sponsor in the V8 Supercar Championship Series, unveiling the No. 26 Ford Falcon with Britek Motorsport

Jamie McMurray wins the Pepsi 400 in Daytona by a record setting .005 seconds
IRWIN Racing sponsorship in the Porsche Supercup Series expands to two teams (No. 26 & No. 27)

IRWIN Racing in Australia signs up driver Marcus Marshall to drive the No. 26 IRWIN Industrial Tools Falcon
IRWIN Racing in Australia moves to Stone Brothers Racing (SBR) where Alex Davison pilots the all-new No. 4 IRWIN Industrial Tools FG model Ford Falcon

Jamie McMurray is reunited with Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and wins the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega

IRWIN Racing in Australia achieves first podium finish with Alex Davison finishing second at Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin
IRWIN Tools becomes the title sponsor for the “Night Race” at Bristol Motor Speedway, where race winner Kyle Busch makes history completing an unprecedented sweep of all three national races at Bristol

IRWIN Racing in Australia achieves first pole qualifying position with Alex Davison at Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin
Second running of the IRWIN Tools Night Race is kicked off by 250 hardworking, American tradesmen serving as Grand Marshal, part of IRWIN's global initiative to celebrate tradesmen's skills and contributions in society

IRWIN Racing in Australia achieves its second podium finish with Alex Davison at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. IRWIN Tools re-signs for a further 2 years as naming rights sponsor of the Stone Brothers Racing #4 Ford Falcon.
Third annual IRWIN Tools Night Race is kicked off by 300 hardworking American tradesmen, including members of the Bristol Operations Team, who served as Grand Marshals. Honoring these men and women continued IRWIN's global initiative to bring recognition to skilled tradesmen all over the world.

IRWIN Racing in Australia picks up V8 Supercar driver Lee Holdsworth to drive the #4 Ford Falcon. Lee Holdsworth secures his first podium finish for IRWIN Racing at Winton Raceway, Victoria.
IRWIN Tools Night Race

IRWIN® Tools has been involved in auto racing for many years, so we're incredibly proud to hold the title sponsorship of one of the most prestigious sporting events in the country—the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. This summer classic under the lights is 500 grueling laps around the high banks of the world's fastest half-mile. The IRWIN Tools Night Race, one of stock car racing's most popular events, serves as a key venue for IRWIN brand building activities, specifically targeting NASCAR fans, key customers and professional tradesmen.

IRWIN Racing History
Tradesmen of the Track
Tradesmen of the Track
Sprint Cup Series
  2/24 Daytona International Speedway FOX 1:00 PM Jimmie Johnson
  3/3 Phoenix International Raceway FOX 3:00 PM Carl Edwards
  3/10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway FOX 3:00 PM Matt Kenseth
  3/17 Bristol Motor Speedway FOX 1:00 PM Kasey Kahne
  3/24 Auto Club Speedway FOX 3:00 PM Kyle Busch
  4/7 Martinsville Speedway FOX 1:00 PM Jimmie Johnson
  4/13 Texas Motor Speedway FOX 7:30 PM Kyle Busch
  4/21 Kansas Speedway FOX 1:00 PM Matt Kenseth
  4/27 Richmond International Raceway FOX 7:30 PM Kevin Harvick
  5/5 Talladega Superspeedway FOX 1:00 PM David Ragan
  5/11 Darlington Raceway FOX 6:45 PM Matt Kenseth
  5/26 Charlotte Motor Speedway FOX 7:30 PM Kevin Harvick
  6/2 Dover International Speedway FOX 1:00 PM Tony Stewart
  6/9 Pocono Raceway TNT 1:00 PM Jimmie Johnson
  6/16 Michigan International Speedway TNT 1:00 PM Greg Biffle
  6/23 Sonoma Raceway TNT 3:00 PM Martin Truex Jr.
  6/29 Kentucky Speedway TNT 7:30 PM Matt Kenseth
  7/6 Daytona International Speedway TNT 7:00 PM Jimmie Johnson
  7/14 New Hampshire Motor Speedway TNT 1:00 PM Brian Vickers
  7/28 Indianapolis Motor Speedway ESPN 1:00 PM Ryan Newman
  8/4 Pocono Raceway ESPN 1:00 PM Kasey Kahne
  8/11 Watkins Glen International ESPN 1:00 PM Kyle Busch
  8/18 Michigan International Speedway ESPN 1:00 PM Joey Logano
  8/24 IRWIN Tools Night Race ABC 7:30 PM Matt Kenseth
  9/1 Atlanta Motor Speedway ESPN 7:30 PM Kyle Busch
  9/7 Richmond International Raceway ABC 7:30 PM Carl Edwards
  9/15 Chicagoland Speedway ESPN 2:00 PM Matt Kenseth
  9/22 New Hampshire Motor Speedway ESPN 2:00 PM Matt Kenseth
  9/29 Dover International Speedway ESPN 2:00 PM Jimmie Johnson
  10/6 Kansas Speedway ESPN 2:00 PM Kevin Harvick
  10/12 Charlotte Motor Speedway ABC 7:30 PM Brad Keselowski
  10/20 Talladega Superspeedway ESPN 2:00 PM Jamie McMurray
  10/27 Martinsville Speedway ESPN 1:30 PM Jeff Gordon
  11/3 Texas Motor Speedway ESPN 3:00 PM Jimmie Johnson
  11/10 Phoenix International Raceway ESPN 3:00 PM Kevin Harvick
  11/17 Homestead-Miami Speedway ESPN 3:00 PM Denny Hamlin

Occupation: Clean-Up Supervisor
Nickname: Budget
Years in the Trade: 1
Years at Bristol: 14

Wife Jennifer, son Lincoln

Hobbies and Interests:
Photography, travel, national parks, watching Dallas Cowboys

Favorite Part of Working at Bristol:
The family atmoshpere, working outside

Favorite NASCAR Drive:
Richard Petty


Occupation: Plumber, Equipment Operator
Years in the Trade: 15
Years at Bristol: 15

Wife Caroline, Son Jacob, Daughter Lily

Hobbies and Interests:
Camping, fishing, hiking, spending time with the family

Favorite Part of Working at Bristol:
Meeting new fans/people.

Favorite NASCAR Drive:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.


Occupation: Operations Supervisor
Nickname: Sock
Years in the Trade: 34
Years at Bristol: 12

Wife Anita, girls Jessie and Taylor

Hobbies and Interests:
Flyfishing, turkey hunting, deer hunting

Favorite Part of Working at Bristol:
"Most of the people are really professional. Love race week."

Favorite NASCAR Drive:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.


Occupation: Operations Painter
Nickname: Retta Ru
Years in the Trade: 17
Years at Bristol: 15

Married, 2 kids

Hobbies and Interests:
Spend time with the grandchildren, shopping

Favorite Part of Working at Bristol:
"I like the atmosphere and the people I work with. I like NASCAR."

Favorite NASCAR Drive:
Brad Kesolowski


Occupation: Operations Maintenance
Nickname: Whitehorse
Years in the Trade: 25
Years at Bristol: 9

Wife Judy, Daughter Daisy, Son Joey

Hobbies and Interests:
Spending time with grandchildren, fishing, singing

Favorite Part of Working at Bristol:
"The people, friends. Just a great company to work for."

First Job:
Car detailer

Bristol Motor Speedway