Lincoln Electric Helps Power Kyle Busch to Sprint Car Victory in Las Vegas

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04 March 2009

Lincoln Electric Helps Power Kyle Busch to Sprint Car Victory in Las Vegas

Welding manufacturer also rewards promotion winners with a VIP trip to the race

Kyle Busch

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Cleveland – Las Vegas native Kyle Busch roared to victory for his first hometown win at the March 1 Shelby® 427 NASCAR® Sprint Car Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. And Lincoln Electric helped put him there, as the company is the exclusive provider of welding equipment and products to Kyle Busch and his team at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Busch enjoyed a truly sweet victory: Although he won the pole, he started at the rear of the field due to an engine change during Friday’s practice and still came back to claim the hometown win.

Lincoln Distributor and Customer Score Day at the Track
Busch’s win wasn’t the only excitement for Lincoln Electric customers in Las Vegas. The winners of Lincoln’s recent Power MIG® XT/Magnum® 100SG spool gun promotion were also on site at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Shelby 427 race.

Two winners – one distributor and one customer – each brought a guest and spent a VIP day at the race visiting a couple of Lincoln-sponsored teams and watching Kyle Busch land in the winner’s circle.

Winners included:

  • Distributor: Cynthia Griffin of Airgas® Intermountain, Boulder, Colo.
  • Customer: Thad Tuin of Grand Junction, Colo.

Tuin was randomly selected after registering his product at

The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.  




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