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02/08/09
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U.S. Chrome Joins Boris Said for Daytona  The Carter/Simo Racing team with driver Boris Said has added U.S. Chrome Corporation as a sponsor. Said's No. 08 ScottsMiracle-Gro/U.S. Chrome Ford Fusion is vying for a qualifying berth for the Daytona 500.

Based in Stratford, Conn. U.S. Chrome has specialized in functional wear, corrosion and friction resistant coatings since 1946. The company has six plant locations -- in Connecticut, upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin. 

U.S. Chrome features new environmentally friendly electrocomposite coatings for the aerospace, agricultural, solar, automotive, firearms, machining, FAA aircraft repair, oil, gas, powersports and motorsports industries.

"We feel fortunate to have another outstanding company join our race team," offered Said. "We have a New England bonding -- U.S. Chrome is headquartered in Stratford, Conn., I'm a native of Stamford, Conn. and our crew chief Frank Stoddard is from New Hampshire. If we qualify for the 500, I think we'll all get together and have a lobster feast."

U.S. Chrome has a history in motorsports. The company owned Busch East and Busch South teams in the 1980s. The crew chief on those teams was Stoddard.

"U.S. Chrome is thrilled to partner with Boris and Frankie and the entire Carter/Simo Racing team," said Bob Reath, owner of U.S. Chrome. "Our customers are motorsports fans and this is a good fit for our company."

Stoddard, a 15-time Cup winner as crew chief, said it's a special feeling to be reunited with U.S. Chrome.

"Having U.S. Chrome as a sponsor brings back many pleasant memories," noted Stoddard. "It's a great company, which is led by Bob Reath. We want nothing more than to give them, and all of our sponsors, a solid performance in Daytona."

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