Next month when you see the #48 car racing around the track you'll notice a little love going out to Rockford.

A business here in the Forest City is sponsoring Jimmie Johnson's car.

MyStateline.com shares that Estwing Manufacturing Company will have it's logo placed on Jimmie Johnson's car next month.

Estwing entered into a partnership with Lowe's in April to sell their product with the home improvement chain. Their joining with Lowe's has proven to be a very good thing for both involved not to mention getting their name out there now as a sponsor.

The first appearance of Estwing's logo will be on July 1st at the Chicagoland Speedway. Then it will travel on to Daytona and be seen racing the track July 7th.

By the way Estwing is hiring and if you'd like to join their team they encourage you to "send your resume to hresources@estwing.com or call them at 815-484-9756."

Hmm... I wonder if working for them could get you tickets to a NASCAR race?

Hey it's worth a shot. You just never know.