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February 4, 2008 11:49 AM

Back In Black - DEWALT NANO* Technology Paint Scheme Returns for Six Races in 2008

CONCORD, N.C. (February 4, 2008) - The popular, predominantly black, DEWALT NANO* Technology paint scheme will return to Matt Kenseth's No. 17 Ford Fusion for six races in 2008. All six are night races with the paint scheme debuting at Phoenix International Raceway on April 12th.

After that, the month of May will nearly be a complete "black out," with the paint scheme running three consecutive races, beginning at Richmond International Raceway on May 3rd, then Darlington Raceway on May 10th, and the Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe's Motor Speedway on May 17th.

The next stop for the DEWALT NANO* Technology scheme will be at one of Kenseth's favorite tracks, Bristol Motor Speedway, for the August 23rd night race, where he's won two of the last three night races. Then the final stop for the paint scheme will be back at Richmond International Raceway on September 6th, for the "regular season" finale, the cutoff for the Chase.

"It's a cool-looking car and I'm glad that we'll be running it some in 2008," Kenseth said. "I've always thought black racecars look really cool and I think the fans liked the scheme when it ran last year. I know the last time we ran the NANO scheme we had a pretty good day at Homestead, so maybe it can bring us the same kind of good luck this year."

No. 17 DEWALT NANO* Technology Ford Fusion Schedule:
Date Track Location
April 12 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz.
May 3 Richmond International Raceway Richmond, Va.
May 10 Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C.
May 17 Lowe's Motor Speedway Concord, N.C.
August 23 Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn.
September 6 Richmond International Raceway Richmond, Va.

NANO* Technology is a proprietary technology from DEWALT that delivers to the user longer cycle life, lighter weight, greater performance, and an expanded system of tool offerings. These benefits encompass the DEWALT commitment to providing professional contractors with a breadth of tool offerings that deliver the performance they need in an ideal ergonomic package.

About DEWALT (www.dewalt.com)
DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DEWALT tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory-owned and authorized service locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive repair networks in North America.

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