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Motorsports Brands - Safety-Kleen To Sponsor Third Annual IMIS Safety & Technical Conference

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INDIANAPOLIS, July 20, 2011: Safety-Kleen, a leading provider of environmental services, oil re-refining and responsible cleaning solutions, will serve as presenting sponsor for the third annual International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) Safety &Technical Conference Dec. 7-8, 2011 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

The IMIS Safety & Technical Conference presented by Safety-Kleen has become a cornerstone event for IMIS and will kick off the three-day trade show featuring seminars, conferences and more than 650 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest in racing parts and technology.

IMIS was founded in 2009 by Chris Paulsen, owner of C&R Racing, Tom Weisenbach, executive director of the Indiana Motorsports Association (IMA), Jeff Stoops, president of Stoops Freightliner, and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

“Safety-Kleen has a long heritage in motorsports,” Paulsen said. “It’s a tremendous fit for Safety-Kleen to sponsor the third annual IMIS Safety & Technical Conference. Safety-Kleen is globally respected and it's done so much to make motorsports safer and more environmentally friendly. The last two years, the IMIS Safety & Technical Conference has become a ‘must-attend’ event for everyone associated with motorsports, and having Safety-Kleen as a presenting sponsor enhances the event even further.”

Safety-Kleen is the Official Trackside Environmental Service Provider for NASCAR, INDYCAR and the NHRA. For years, the company has collected and recycled used motor oil, filters and brake and transmission fluids in full compliance with the toughest environmental regulations, and helped make automobile racing “green,” long before “green” initiatives became expected.

“Being involved in the motorsports industry has been very successful for Safety-Kleen,” said Curt Knapp, Chief Marketing Officer of Safety-Kleen. “We are excited to be a part of this conference as we continue to grow our relationship with the industry and help lead the way as the sport continues to make significant headway in going 'green.'”

Details of the Safety & Technical Conference presented by Safety-Kleen will be announced soon, including a list of panelists and topics they will be discussing. The past two years have featured a diverse group of panelists, including representatives from the FIA, NASCAR and INDYCAR.