updated 5/17/2011 10:46:55 AM ET 2011-05-17T14:46:55

Enter Before May 27 to Win a VIP NASCAR Getaway and Other Great Prizes

CLEVELAND, May 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lincoln Electric has announced a sweepstakes promotion which will give motorsports enthusiasts the opportunity to win one of three prizes. From May 6 – May 27, users can enter the sweepstakes through the company's Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/LE-MOTORSPORTS . Upon completion, qualified users will be eligible for the following:

Grand Prize: VIP NASCAR Getaway for Two, Oct. 13-16

The winner and a guest will receive a four day, three night getaway to Charlotte, North Carolina. They will meet team drivers and owners while having exclusive access to the garage & pit areas at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Dollar General 300 Nationwide race on October 14, as well as Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup race on October 15.

2nd Prize: POWER MIG® 140C

The POWER MIG® 140C designed for 120 volt household input power does it all. This versatile machine is a combination wire feeder / MIG and flux-cored welder, ideal for sheet metal autobody work, home projects, farm and small shop welding.

3rd Prize: Lincoln Electric Motorsports Car Hood

Show your support for Racing's #1 Choice In Welding® by hanging this replica car hood in your office, garage or shop.

All three winners will also receive a light weight, wind resistant Lincoln Electric jacket ideal for fall racing events.

"Lincoln Electric has a proud tradition in the motorsports industry, and we're glad to reward our fans with exclusive prize offerings through this promotion. Our team partnerships have been strengthened through our commitment to producing the highest quality welding solutions for motorsports applications" said Mickey Holmes, Manager of Sports Marketing.

About Lincoln Electric Motorsports

Lincoln Electric has been actively involved in motorsports for more than fifteen years, and their welding equipment is preferred by many team fabricators of racing organizations such as NASCAR®, INDYCAR®, and NHRA®.

As a NASCAR Performance Partner, Lincoln Electric offers advanced welding equipment, consumables, and application expertise for team fabricators. Click here to see full list of sponsored teams and drivers.   

As the official welder of IZOD INDYCAR Series, each team uses Lincoln Electric equipment to fabricate and repair their cars for the 2011 season. Visit the INDYCAR page here.    

Being a major contingency sponsor of the NHRA has allowed Lincoln Electric to partner with premier teams in the Funny Car, Top Fuel and Pro Stock divisions. Stay up to speed on NHRA team news by clicking here.

Local racing teams are encouraged to join the Lincoln Electric Motorsports program.  After joining, teams can receive discounts on equipment, welding apparel, as well as admission the renowned Lincoln Electric Weld School – where basic and advanced motorsports welding courses are offered. Interested teams should apply here.     

About Lincoln Electric

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, welding fume control systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.

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