Zippo Manufacturing Company will sponsor Kyle Busch in the D’Hondt Motorsports #92 Zippo BLU car at the Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race August 9 at Watkins Glen International.


As primary sponsor, Zippo will build on the excitement created by Busch and the #92 NASCAR Nationwide Series Toyota Camry to promote their new premium refillable butane pocket lighter, Zippo BLUTM.  "I appreciate Zippo coming on board to sponsor me and D'Hondt Motorsports in Watkins Glen" said Kyle Busch.  "Zippo definitely has a history at 'the Glen' and we will do our best to represent them well."


“We are thrilled to have a high caliber organization like D’Hondt Motorsports and an exciting young driver promoting our line of hot new Zippo BLU lighters,” declared Greg Booth, President/CEO of Zippo.  “Kyle Busch is currently number one in the Sprint Cup standings, and number two in the Nationwide Series. This is a tremendous opportunity to get our Zippo message out to a huge audience of NASCAR fans, many of whom are already Zippo fans.”


Zippo BLU is American made, with patented, two-stage burner technology, a distinctive “Z” patterned chimney, and unique bottom stamp and date code. Like the liquid-fueled windproof Zippo pocket lighter, BLUTM is also characterized by flint wheel ignition, sturdy metal construction, the distinctive Zippo click, and Zippo’s world-famous guarantee that it works or we fix it freeTM.


Zippo has been a 15-year sponsor of the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, and title sponsor of the Zippo 200 Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen since 2005.


About Zippo

Zippo Manufacturing Company, founded in 1932, is a leading global marketer of refillable windproof pocket and utility lighters with an unparalleled lifetime guarantee. Based in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the company and its 800 employees manufacture and distribute products to more than 140 countries. Zippo also owns and operates W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery, one of America’s oldest and finest cutlery

manufacturers, and Zippo Fashion Italia, maker of Italian fashion leather goods. For more information about Zippo and the Zippo BLU butane lighter, visit

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