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Carl Edwards Lands New Sponsor for 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Fastenal will sponsor Carl Edwards for 17
races in the Sprint Cup Series beginning next season.

Edwards signed a contract extension last month with Roush Fenway
Racing, and the team immediately went to work looking for
sponsorship for one of NASCAR's most marketable drivers. Aflac is
currently Edwards' primary sponsor, but the insurance company has
not said yet if it will return next season.

Fastenal has had a relationship with Edwards since 1999 and has
been the primary sponsor for him in the Nationwide Series the last
two seasons. Fastenal is a fastener distributor and supplier for the
industrial and construction industry.

Terms on the deal announced Thursday were not released. Roush
Fenway said only its a multiyear deal.


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