Lincoln Electric to supply welding and cutting materials to Penske.

CLEVELAND - As NASCAR racers prepare for the 2005 season, Lincoln Electric Co. announced it will supply Penske Racing South with welding materials.

Penske, which sponsors cars for drivers Rusty Wallace, Ryan Newman and Brendan Gaughn, will receive welding and cutting equipment, technical training and welding application support.

"We are extremely proud to join the Lincoln Electric motor-sports groups," said Penske Racing South President Don Miller. "Lincoln has a reputation for quality and performance, much like Penske racing. I am confident we will make a formidable team."