IRWIN Tools announces $1 million Thank a Tradesman sweepstakes

HUNTERSVILLE, NC-- Popular NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray has a huge fan base, but for NASCAR’s premier event – the IRWIN® Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 27 – one particular person will have a million reasons to be his biggest fan.

In recognizing and celebrating the contributions of professional tradesmen who play a significant role in our lives each and every day, IRWIN will give away $1 million to one lucky person if McMurray can capture his first triumph under the lights in the 2011 IRWIN Tools Night Race on Bristol’s .533-mile layout as part of the IRWIN Tools Thank a Tradesman Sweepstakes.

It’s simple to enter: say “thanks” to a tradesman who has made a difference in your life by visiting the website. The Sweepstakes concludes on July 8, 2011.

“It puts a lot of extra pressure on me for sure,” says McMurray, driver of the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/McDonalds Chevrolet and winner of 2010’s Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400. “I would love to make someone a millionaire at Bristol. What a great promotion to recognize tradesmen who are unsung heroes in our everyday life. I hope everyone goes to and registers.

“The IRWIN Tools Night Race is the ‘one’ event that I want to win more than anything, and this IRWIN Tools promotion gives me added incentive. It’s 500 grueling laps, and after finishing third in last year’s race, I know we have a great shot at it this August,” added McMurray, who has finished 12th or better in four of the last five races at Bristol.

“Tradesmen keep America running strong, and this is our way of saying ‘thanks’ for what they do for our country,” said Curt Rahilly, VP of Marketing for IRWIN Tools. “Our entire team at IRWIN is proud to honor them, and we think the IRWIN Tools Night Race – the most popular choice of race fans – is the place to do it. They will have an experience of a lifetime, plus we hope to give our grand prize winner
$1 million.”

In addition to having a chance at the $1 million grand prize as part of the IRWIN Tools Thank a Tradesman promotion, the Sweepstakes winner will receive the “Pole Position” Grand Prize that includes an exclusive VIP race weekend for two in Bristol, from August 25-28. IRWIN will provide “behind-the-scenes” access to Bristol Motor Speedway’s pit and garage area, round-trip air transportation, luxury RV accommodations at the track, and two days of exclusive at-track hospitality for the IRWIN Tools Night Race and the NASCAR Nationwide Series event (Friday, August 26).

In addition to the Grand Prize, five (5) “Qualifier” prize packages will be given away. They include two grandstand tickets to the IRWIN Tools Night Race and the NASCAR Nationwide Series event, hotel accommodations for three nights, and an IRWIN tool bag packed with an assortment of IRWIN tools valued at $250.

About IRWIN Tools

\IRWIN Tools manufactures and distributes a broad line of hand tools and power tool accessories including VISE-GRIP® pliers and wrenches, MARATHON® saw blades, QUICK-GRIP® clamping tools, SPEEDBOR® wood drilling bits, STRAIT-LINE® marking tools, UNIBIT® step drill bits, and HANSON® taps and dies. IRWIN Tools is a part of Newell Rubbermaid’s global portfolio of brands. For more information, call 1-800-GO-IRWIN or visit the website. IRWIN invites the nation to celebrate
National Tradesmen Day, on Friday, September 16, 2011.


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