1959

Howard Hurd brings Ingersoll Rand to the grand opening of Daytona International Speedway.

1960s

A year after the first Daytona, Hurd and Ingersoll Rand become fixtures in the garage.

Hurd

They sell and service the Ingersoll Rand 405, the tool that revolutionized NASCAR pit stops.

Early NASCAR pit stop
Early IR gun

Ingersoll Rand engineers begin work on the next generation of wrenches.

Engineering Graduates

1970s

Ingersoll Rand introduces the twin hammer mechanism and the IR 231.

Hurd

The 231 revolutionizes racing tools once again and becomes the best selling impact wrench of all time.

1907s Track

1980s

The 231 evolves, becoming “The Fastest Gun Around.”

IR Trailer | Fastest Gun Around

1990s

Ingersoll Rand joins forces with Ray Evernham and the Rainbow Warriors. Wins and championships become the standard.

IR Trailer | Fastest Gun Around

Evernham and Ingersoll Rand introduce the Thunder Gun, setting a new bar for impact wrench performance.

Early Thunder Gun

2000s

Ingersoll Rand partners with Stevie Smith in the World of Outlaw Series.

IR Trailer | Fastest Gun Around
Stevie Smith Logo

Ingersoll Rand and Evernham Motorsports field Boris Said in the first ever Ingersoll Rand fully sponsored car.

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2010s

IR introduces the next Thunder Gun.

New Thunder Gun

Ingersoll Rand returns to the track.

Pit Crew Background
43 Car

2010s

Ingersoll Rand partners with some of the top teams in racing.

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2012

The next-generation IR Hauler is introduced.

IR Hauler

2013

Ingersoll Rand enters the Continental Tire Series with Rebel Rock Racing.

IR Hauler

2013

Ingersoll Rand debuts the #44.

IR Hauler

2015

Ingersoll Rand becomes the Official Power Tools of NASCAR.

IR Hauler