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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 10, 2014) - Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced today that Kyle Larson, the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Rookie of the Year, will reunite with former sponsor ParkerStore for a multi-year, multi-series partnership starting with the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event of the season, the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Homestead) on Friday, November 14.
After originally partnering with Larson when he raced outlaw karts in California, ParkerStore will be the primary sponsor of the No. 42 NCWTS Turner Scott Motorsports entry driven by Larson at Homestead and will be on board the No. 42 NNS entry in 2015. ParkerStore will serve as a primary and associate sponsor for Larson in a number of races throughout the 2015 NNS season.
"We're looking forward to rejoining our partnership with Kyle and his team," says Brad Fischer, Director of Global Retail Operations at Parker. "Kyle has a bright future in NASCAR and we're happy to be on board."
"I am really excited to be reuniting with ParkerStore," said Larson. "To be able to team up again with a sponsor from back in my midget racing days is really cool. I think we'll make a great team. I'm really looking forward to working with them on and off of the racetrack. I feel like I have some unfinished business at Homestead in the [NASCAR Camping World] Truck Series, so I can't wait to get there and see what we can do."
After earning numerous race wins and accolades in the sprint-car ranks, Larson turned his attention to NASCAR in 2012. His first year in a stock car, Larson took home the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship in 2012. He also made his NCWTS debut that year, earning three top-10 finishes and leading 91 laps in just four starts. In 2013, Larson competed in the NNS full time, won his first NCWTS race and made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut. This year, Larson races full time in the NSCS for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and runs part time in the NNS and NCWTS for Turner Scott Motorsports.
Larson will first take to the track in the No. 42 ParkerStore Chevrolet Silverado next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Ford Eco Boost 200 will air on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The race will also be broadcast on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
ParkerStores are a global network of independently-owned Industrial Retail™ operations developed to support Parker customers in the MRO market, along with mobile solutions including ParkerStore Hose Doctor® vans and ParkerStore Onsite Containers. In all, there are more than 3,900 service points around the world. Visit www.parkerstore.com to learn more.
About Parker Hannifin Corporation:
With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2014, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 57,500 people in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 58 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.