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.