NASCAR driver Ward Burton shares helpful gardening hints

NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ward Burton is no stranger to yard work and gardening. In addition to a recently announced partnership between NASCAR and WD-40 Company, Ward Burton has signed an endorsement and advertising agreement for WD-40 and Lava, two products long used by professional gardeners.

Burton, who has spent the majority of his life on a farm, shares a few WD-40 tips of his own to help make gardening and backyard chores a breeze. He suggest using WD-40 to:

-Keep tools and equipment rust-free by spraying them after every use

-Keep clay and dirt from sticking to shovels

-Keep hose ends from corroding

-Clean and protect weedwacker blades

-Remove tree sap from tree snippers

Burton, driver of Caterpillar Car No. 22, is an eight-year veteran of the NASCAR Winston Cup ranks. He has three career victories and has finished among the top 20 in the NASCAR Winston Cup points standings each of the last three seasons.

As part of the NASCAR partnership, WD-40 Company also announced a sweepstakes that began January 1, 2002. Consumers can enter by mail or online at for the chance to win more than $10,000 in prizes, including a trip to a NASCAR race and a ride in the pace car, certificates for Richard Petty Driving School, and WD-40 merchandise.

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