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        A College on the Move Keeps Fast Company

        October 8, 2013 By Joe McAdory

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        Fastenal Carl Edwards' Car
        Fastenal driver Carl Edwards currently 11th in NASCAR's points standings.

        Fueled by a $40 million naming gift, Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business finds itself on pace to become one of the nation’s elite public schools of business.

        A college on the move likes to keep fast company, which explains its special guest for homecoming weekend.

        Harbert College students and alums looking for a unique photo opp before Saturday’s game between Auburn and Western Carolina will find it parked on the Lowder Hall lawn. Fastenal will make the No. 99 Ford driven by NASCAR star Carl Edwards available for photos from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Aubie will also make a special appearance.

        The emblem for Fastenal, a Minnesota-based industrial and construction supply company, graces the hood and side panels of the Ford Fusion driven by Edwards, who sits 11th in NASCAR’s points standings heading into the Bank of America 500 in Charlotte.

        In addition to sponsoring Edwards, Fastenal has also been supportive of Harbert College’s Supply Chain Management program. The company recently pledged $25,000 in support of the program, but the gift will effectively become $50,000 as part of the “challenge match” gift made by 1982 alumnus Raymond J. Harbert.

        Harbert, whose $40 million gift resulted in the naming of the college in June, pledged to match other donations dollar-for-dollar up to $15 million as part of his $40 million commitment.