Toronto, Ontario (February 9, 2014) – Canadian Tire is pleased to announce the renewal of their ongoing, successful sponsorship of NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion, Scott Steckly. 2014 will mark the sixth straight season Canadian Tire has put its support behind Steckly – a three-time NASCAR Champion, who won the event in 2008, 2011 and 2013.
A fan favourite, Steckly will kick-start the NASCAR season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend.
“As a longtime supporter of motorsport in Canada and the Official Automotive Retailer of NASCAR in Canada, Canadian Tire is committed to growing the sport nationally, both at the amateur and professional levels,” said Landon French, Vice President, Sport Partnerships, Canadian Tire. “We’re thrilled to be working with Scott for the sixth straight season. He and his crew are among the most accomplished and experienced teams in the series, they truly embody the sport, and we look forward to cheering them on again.”
“You can never take a break in this sport – if you’re not getting better, you’ll get left behind by the competition,” said NASCAR champion driver and team owner Scott Steckly. “Our collaboration with Canadian Tire will provide us with a strong start to the 2014 season. We are very proud to be sporting the Canadian Tire triangle for the sixth year and plan to run up front and take them to the winners circle often in 2014.”
For the entire 2014 schedule please visit nascarhometracks.com.
Follow Scott Steckly and the 22 Racing Team on Twitter @ScottSteckly22 or at 22racing.ca
About 22 Racing: Scott Steckly is the owner of 22 Racing and driver of the Canadian Tire Dodge. They are located in the small town of Milverton just outside of Stratford, ON. The new race shop houses seven NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race cars. Scott Steckly is the only three time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion. In 2013, 22 Racing prepared cars that won six of the twelve events held.
About Canadian Tire Corporation: Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX:CTC.A) (TSX:CTC) is a Family of Companies that includes Canadian Tire Retail, Partsource, Gas+, FGL Sports (Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, National Sports, Intersport, Pro Hockey Life and Atmosphere), Mark’s and Canadian Tire Financial Services. With nearly 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets from coast-to-coast, our primary retail business categories – Automotive, Living, Fixing, Playing and Apparel – are supported and strengthened by our Financial Services division. Over 85,000 people are employed across the Canadian Tire enterprise, which was founded in 1922 and remains one of Canada’s most recognized and trusted brands. For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca.
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