National Guard Panther Racing Team Owner John Barnes a Lincoln Tech Graduate, Hall of Famer

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - (March 29, 2013) – Two-time IndyCar Series Champion Panther Racing announced today it has extended its relationship with Lincoln Technical Institute for the 2013 IndyCar Series season, which kicks off this Sunday at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Lincoln Tech has been associated with Panther Racing since 2006 and John Barnes, the team’s Managing Partner and CEO, is a Lincoln Tech graduate and a member of the Lincoln Tech Hall of Fame.

“Lincoln Tech has been a part of the Panther family for a long time, and we couldn’t be prouder that they will continue their association with the team again this year,” Barnes said. “Being a graduate myself, and having employed several Lincoln Tech graduates over the years, I can assure you it’s the best technical school in the country. Additionally, we’re excited to continue to try to find ways to involve Lincoln Tech in Panther Racing’s ‘Operation: Hire Our Guard’ program, so we can all work together to train and employ all the unemployed Veterans in the country.”

Lincoln Tech originally partnered with Panther during the 2006 IndyCar season, including as a primary sponsor for many races during the second-half of the season, and has continued its relationship with the team for the past six years. The organization has a diverse offering of course programs, and graduates find job opportunities in an equally wide array of fields, from automotive, computer networking, criminal justice, culinary, dental and business administration to electronics, massage therapy, nursing and a little of everything in between.

“At the Lincoln Group of Schools, we offer a broad range of options for people who want to launch exciting new careers,” explains Piper Jameson, Lincoln’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.  “The professions we train for are the careers that build America—and Automotive Technology has been a cornerstone of our offerings for many years.  We’re excited to be partnering again with Panther Racing and combining our tradition of automotive training excellence with Panther’s history of excellence on the track.  It’s a partnership that really embodies everything exceptional about the two organizations.”

Panther Racing kicks off the 2013 IndyCar Series season on March 24 with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in a season that will be highlighted by the 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 26th. All IndyCar Series races are broadcast on either the NBC Sports Network or ABC.

About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation:

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading and diversified for profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology and hospitality services. Lincoln has helped shape the American workforce for over 65 years by training students for careers that build America.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Florida Medical Training Institute, and Lincoln College of New England.  Lincoln also operates divisions within some of these institutions under the name of Lincoln Culinary Institute.  Lincoln has a broad geographic reach of over 40 locations in 17 states. Programs vary by campus.