Kyle Larson in the Hoffman Sprint Car. - Jan Dunlap Photo

From HAR

Loveland, OH (Oct 24 ,2011) — Hoffman Racing is announcing today that Mean Green cleaner and degreaser will return as our primary sponsor for the 2012 racing season. “ We are thrilled that Mean Green cleaner and degreaser has decided to return as our primary sponsor for 2012. I believe that Mean Green

and HAR did a great job marketing the cleaner and degreaser in 2011. Our race fans have become loyal users of the brand and we want to thank them for helping HAR retain our primary sponsor” said Richard Hoffman President of HAR. “ We had a solid year of learning how to market the Mean Green brand. Working with CR Brands we will improve on a great start in 2011 concentrating on improvements in social media” said Tim Waechter VP Marketing/Public Relations HAR.

Follow Hoffman on “Twitter” at Hoffmanracing

Mean Green Super Strength is an economical, powerful, multi-purposed cleaner and degreaser used to eliminate grease and grime. Mean Green is a unique blend of biodegradable detergents, used to clean surfaces from the kitchen counter top to greasy engines parts in the garage. Find Mean Green at Wal-Mart, K-mart, Food LiMean Green Logoon and Dollar Stores in your area.

Visit www.MeanGreenDegreaser.com for more information.

Mean Green is manufactured by CR Brands, Inc., with offices in West Chester, OH, and Spartanburg, SC, who manufactures and markets branded and private label laundry & household cleaning products. CR Brands’ nationally branded products include Mean Green, Biz, Pine Power, Oxydol, and Magnum Power. CR Brands is a majority-owned portfolio company of Juggernaut Capital Partners, LP.

Highlights of the team’s history include: -1929-1960 Gus campaigned Sprint Cars and Midgets, his drivers included Eddie Sachs, and Don Branson – 1964 Gus’s son Richard became co-owner of the Team – 1973-1984 HAR fielded Indy Cars, including 7 Indy 500 starts – 1989 HAR won the first of 9 USAC National Sprint Car Championships with Rob Hoffman as the crew chief(’92,’93,’96,’97,’99,’02,’04,’08)

With 78 National Sprint Car wins and 9 National Championships, HAR has won more National races and championships than any other team in USAC sprint car history. HAR also has 7 Silver Crown wins for a total of 85 USAC National wins. In 2003 HAR was recognized for excellence by the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. HAR has finished in the top 3 in USAC National Sprint Car owners points 17 times since 1989.

Drivers from the past 82 years reads like a who’s who of racing: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Tracy Hines, JJ Yeley, Kasey Kahne, Kenny Irwin Jr, Rich Vogler, Dave Darland, Johnny Parsons Jr., Tim Richmond, Jay Drake, Brian Tyler, Robbie Stanley, Eric Gordon, Steve Butler , Jerry Coons Jr. Ryan Newman, Dave Steele, George Snider, Tom Bigelow Shorty Templemen, Don Branson, Eddie Sachs, Bill Puterbaugh, Elmer George, Pancho Carter, Roger Ward, Andy Michener, Kyle Larson . In all approximately 127 drivers have competed in the Hoffman cars.

Of those there are four father/son combinations , Dick and Dickie Gaines, Jim and Tracy Hines Kerry and Dave Norris, Clark and Shorty Templemen. Two brother combinations, Larry and Steve Cannon, Pancho Carter and Johnny Parsons Jr. HAR also had a step-grandfather and step-grandson combination of Elmer George and Ed Carpenter