Canadian Tire Announces Drivers for 2010 Canadian Tire NASCAR Series

Scott Steckly Continues to Race for Canadian Tire; Mark Dilley to Race for PartSource


Toronto, ON (April 16, 2010) – Canadian racing fans have something to look forward to this racing season as Canadian Tire, the country’s leading retailer of automotive parts and products, today announced that it has re-signed Scott Steckly for the 2010 racing season, and has signed an agreement with Mark Dilley to race on behalf of PartSource.


“We are thrilled to field such an outstanding racing team for the 2010 season,” said Allan MacDonald, Senior Vice-President of Automotive for Canadian Tire. “Scott and Mark are passionate racers and excellent ambassadors for our automotive business, and fans can look forward to meeting them at local store and track events throughout the summer.”


The 2010 racing season marks Steckly’s second appearance driving for Canadian Tire. “I am thrilled to be entering into my second year with Canadian Tire sponsorship,” said Scott. “They are a terrific company to represent and our team goal is to win races and bring Canadian Tire the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championship.”


This season also marks PartSource’s first foray into Canadian racing, as the automotive parts specialty chain signed a contract with driver Mark Dilley. “We are very pumped about bringing PartSource to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series with our team and partnering with Scott Steckly this year,” said Dilley. “2010 is going to be an exciting season and we look forward to bringing PartSource to the front of the racing pack.”


The 2010 racing season kicks off Saturday, June 5 at Delaware Speedway in London, Ontario, and includes 13 scheduled races across Canada. Starting May 25, fans of Canadian Tire racing can follow the teams on Twitter at @CT_Racing.


About Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX: CTC.a, CTC), Canadian Tire is one of Canada’s most shopped general retailers with 479 stores across the country. Our core retail and automotive operation is strengthened by PartSource, an automotive parts speciality chain; Canadian Tire Petroleum, one of the country’s largest independent retailers of gasoline; Mark’s “Clothes That Work” is a leading retailer of men’s, women’s and work apparel; and, Canadian Tire Financial Services, which has issued over five million Canadian Tire MasterCard credit cards. More than 58,000 Canadians work across Canadian Tire’s organization from coast-to-coast in the enterprise’s retail, financial services and petroleum businesses.


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For more information:

Rebecca Mills, Canadian Tire, 416-480-8031, rebecca.mills@cantire.com

Linda Jones, Wide Open Motorsport Solutions Inc., 705-730-4044, ljones@wideopensolutions.ca

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