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Hasbro to Sponsor Kenny Irwin this Season

2 September 1997

DARLINGTON, SC - Hasbro, Inc. and Action Performance Companies
announced that they will will sponsor a five-race NASCAR Winston Cup
schedule for Kenny Irwin in 1997.

Irwin, who has been named as the pilot of the #28 Texaco/Havoline Ford
for 1998, will drive the #27 Fords owned by David Blair and fielded by
a joint effort between Blair and Robert Yates Racing.

Irwin is scheduled to compete at Richmond International Raceway (9/6),
Martinsville Speedway (9/28), North Carolina Motor Speedway (10/26),
Phoenix International Raceway (11/2), and Atlanta Motor Speedway
(11/16). His Thunderbird will sport three different paint jobs on a
rotating basis featuring the Tonka, G.I. Joe and Nerf logos.