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Mar 05, 2013
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WESCO Renews Richard Childress Racing Sponsorship for 2013
Press Release

WESCO International
WESCO International
“Ty Dillon to drive No. 33 WESCO Chevy in six NASCAR Nationwide Series races”

WELCOME, N.C. (March 5, 2013) – WESCO International has agreed to renew its primary sponsorship of Ty Dillon and Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro for six races during the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. WESCO will also serve as an associate sponsor on Dillon’s No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for all races in 2013.

WESCO is a leading full-line wholesale distributor of electrical, industrial, utility and communications products and advanced supply chain procurement services. The Pittsburgh-based company will be the primary sponsor for the following races:

- Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 9;

- Talladega Superspeedway, May 4;

- Dover International Speedway, June 1;

- Bristol Motor Speedway, August 23;

- Texas Motor Speedway, November 2; and

- Homestead-Miami Speedway, season-finale race, November 16.

WESCO joined RCR in 2012 as the primary sponsor for two Nationwide Series events with Dillon: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway where Dillon posted third and seventh-place finishes, respectively.

“I’m looking forward tothis upcoming season in the Nationwide Series,” Dillon said. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to race under the WESCO colors and represent their supplier partners on the race track. WESCO and RCR have similar values and that makes us a great team.”

“WESCO is proud to sponsor Ty Dillon and the No. 33 car for the 2013 season,” said John Engel, Chairman, President and CEO of WESCO International. “We look forward to the exposure and brand recognition this type of sponsorship brings to WESCO. It creates opportunities for us to strengthen our customer and supplier relationships and engage with other companies who do business in the markets we serve.”

For additional information on today’s announcement, and all that’s happening at RCR, please visit http://www.rcrracing.com.

About WESCO International

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) product, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2012 annual sales were approximately $6.6 billion. The Company employs approximately 9,000 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 65,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates nine fully automated distribution centers and approximately 475 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

About Richard Childress Racing

Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 14 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2013 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet) and Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar/Cheerios Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge/Armour Vienna Sausage/Fast Fixin’/Charter/Husky Liners Chevrolet), 2012 Nationwide Series rookie of the year Austin Dillon (No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet) and an all-star driver lineup on the No. 33 Menards/Rheem/WESCO/Armour Vienna Sausage/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Fast Fixin’ Chevrolet team. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series program will consist of 2012 Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) and Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet).

Source: Richard Childress Racing Press Release




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