July 24, 2008 2:50 PM

Northern Tool + Equipment Gearing Up For “Paint My Ride Promotion”

CONCORD, N.C. (July 24, 2008) – Get your creative juices flowing because Northern Tool + Equipment needs your help.  NT+E is asking fans to design the paint scheme for its No. 99 Craftsman Truck Series Ford F-150 driven by Erik Darnell for the September 20th Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This will be Northern Tool + Equipment’s second year hosting the “Paint My Ride” promotion.

“We are excited to roll out our second annual ‘Paint My Ride’ promotion using the Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350 as the race to unveil the winning truck design. Last year's promotion was such a huge success with over 700 design entrants coming in,” said Randy Rudolph, director of advertising and motorsports marketing for Northern Tool + Equipment.

Now through August 17, 2008, fans will get the chance to showcase their artistic skills by visiting Northern Tool + Equipment’s website ( and downloading a template. Judging will be based on creativity, originality and artistic design. Entries will be reviewed by several chosen judges including Darnell. The fan with the winning paint scheme will see their design on the No. 99 truck when it takes to the track at Las Vegas. 

The grand prize winner and a guest will be flown to the race, receive hotel accommodations for two nights, race tickets, pit and garage tour passes, a meet-and-great session with Darnell, a photo session with the No. 99 team and $250.00 in spending cash. 

There is also a popular voting segment of the promotion in which contestants and the public can log on to and vote for their favorite paint schemes. The top-five winners will receive a $50 Northern Tool + Equipment gift card. 

“Las Vegas certainly adds to the weekend festivities for the winner. We anticipate over a 1,000 entries on-line this year and can't wait to announce the winner the week of August 18th,” added Rudolph.

For more information and complete rules, visit and click on the “Paint My Ride” link at the bottom of the page.

About Northern Tool + Equipment
Northern Tool + Equipment has been a supplier of high-quality tools and equipment for more than 27 years, selling products through direct mail, the Internet and at nearly 65 retail locations in 11 states. Along with a deep selection of hand, power and air tools, Northern Tool + Equipment carries a wide variety of products, including generators, pressure washers, air compressors, hydraulics, small engines, trailers, water pumps, tractors, welding equipment and much more. Northern Tool + Equipment also serves as the exclusive distributor of NorthStarTM brand equipment, which is fabricated and assembled at the company’s 250,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility. For more information, visit

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