Carlisle Companies to Honor U.S. Marine Corps at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL ) will once again host a group of active duty U.S. Marines and their guests at a NASCAR event at this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Carlisle is a sponsor of Penske Racing and Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Keselowski is the current Sprint Cup Series champion and he currently sits seventh in the 2013 Sprint Cup Series standings. Carlisle supplies components for the wiring harnesses and clutch friction material for the No. 2 Ford. The Carlisle logo, which is prominently displayed on Keselowski’s car, will be replaced this weekend with the Marine logo to honor Marines worldwide.
Carlisle has arranged for the Marines to arrive on Saturday May 25th and spend two nights in the Charlotte area as they enjoy the Memorial Day weekend experience. Race day activities include a private meet and greet with Keselowski, attendance at the drivers’ meeting and driver introductions as Carlisle’s guests of honor during the weekend.
David Roberts, Chairman, President and CEO of Carlisle and a United States Marine Corps veteran, is looking forward to this weekend’s events.
“The Marines we are hosting this weekend embody the spirit of the Marine Corps Worldwide,” said Roberts. “These brave young men and women have recently returned from a combat theatre and inviting them to join us at the Coca-Cola 600 is just our way of thanking them for their sacrifices in defending the freedom we enjoy in the United States of America. Giving them the opportunity to experience this unique event is the least we can do to welcome them home.”
Carlisle Companies Incorporated is a global diversified company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products that serve a broad range of niche markets including commercial roofing, energy, agriculture, outdoor power equipment, mining, construction, aerospace and defense electronics, foodservice, healthcare and sanitary maintenance. Through our group of decentralized operating companies led by entrepreneurial management teams, we bring innovative product solutions to solve the challenges our customers face. Our nearly 12,000 employees worldwide, who generated $3.6 billion in net sales in 2012, are focused on continuously improving the value of the Carlisle brand by developing the best products, ensuring the highest quality and providing unequaled customer service in the many industries we serve. Learn more about Carlisle at www.carlisle.com.
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