ABC Supply Co. Inc. Joins Milwaukee 225 Weekend Sponsor List

Wisconsin-based Building Products Distributor Added to Growing List of Sponsors for Big Racing Weekend at “The Mile”

WEST ALLIS, WI (May 20, 2011)- Wisconsin-based building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has signed on as an event sponsor of the IZOD IndyCar Series Milwaukee 225 IndyCar Weekend. The 185-mile-per-hour action will take place June 18-19 at the historic Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis., the longest-running auto racing facility in North America.

Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply is the largest wholesale-distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products. It has more than 450 branches and nearly 7,000 associates in 44 states.

The company is no stranger to the IZOD IndyCar Series or the Milwaukee Mile. Since 2005 it has been the major sponsor of the #14 ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt Racing Indy Car, now driven by the popular Vitor Meira. It also sponsored its first race at the Milwaukee Mile in 2005.

“We’re thrilled to be back at the Milwaukee Mile,” said Mike Schwarz, director of marketing and business intelligence for ABC Supply. “It’s a historic track and a landmark of American racing. We’re a Wisconsin-based company, so it’s also our ‘home track’. We look forward to sharing an exciting weekend with our associates and customers and all of the other fans.”

“Bringing in a major Wisconsin corporation such as ABC Supply as an event sponsor for the Milwaukee 225 is a key element to the Father’s Day weekend,” said R. Christopher McGrath, executive director of the Milwaukee 225. “We feel it is extremely important to have Wisconsin-based companies be a strong part of Wisconsin’s biggest racing weekend of the year. We want to thank ABC Supply for their participation in the event and the IZOD IndyCar Series.”

ABC Supply is now added to strong contingent of Milwaukee 225 event sponsors including Time Warner Cable, Direct Supply, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Coors Light, David Hobbs Honda, Comfort Inn & Suites, Cantaloupe and the Milwaukee Bucks,

The Milwaukee 225, an AB Promotions event, features seven unique racing elements during the two-day motorsports extravaganza including races from the IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights, Star Mazda, US Formula 2000, USAC Silver Crown, USAC Midgets and USAC .25 Midgets (on the special short track).

Competing on the nation’s longest-running race track (since 1903) for the Milwaukee 225 weekend, the list of driving stars will include Meira, the first pole winner at the Mile in an IZOD IndyCar Series race, defending IZOD IndyCar Series champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, three-time Indy 500 titleholder Helio Castroneves, two-time series champion and 2009 Milwaukee winner Scott Dixon, former Milwaukee Mile race winners Ryan Briscoe and Ryan Hunter-Reay, and young stars Graham Rahal, Marco Andretti, Danica Patrick and Simona de Silvestro.

Tickets for the June 18-19 Milwaukee 225 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park are now available at the 7722 Greenfield Ave. office in West Allis and through the www.milwaukeemile2011.comwebsite or by calling 800-722-3840. The action-packed weekend features ticket prices as low as $35 for Sunday infield general admission for adults, $15 for teenagers (12-16) and children under 12 are free. Sunday grandstand tickets begin at $35.

Group sales and sponsorship opportunities also are available for the Milwaukee 225 at 800-722-3840.

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