Tag Archives : Wiley-X

Wiley X®-Sponsored Kevin Harvick® Wins 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship

Wiley X®-Sponsored Kevin Harvick® Wins 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship

Wiley X®-sponsored NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick® has earned his first Sprint Cup Series Championship, doing so by racing two back-to-back victories on consecutive weekends. First, Harvick had to win the Quicken Loans for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Speedway last Sunday just to earn a spot among the “final four” drivers competing for the Cup. Then, Harvick had to show his skills and nerves of steel by passing driver after driver in the final laps to win the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway November 16. This win definitely didn’t come easy — and this made it a fitting way to be crowned the “best of the best” for 2014. Harvick was in 12th position on a restart with 15 laps to go, and quickly passed four cars to move to seventh place. Another caution flag followed, and Harvick’s earlier decision to get four new tires paid off handsomely. He shot through the middle on the restart and quickly picked up four spots to move into second place behind Denny Hamlin, also in the running for the championship. Harvick eventually passed Hamlin and held off a challenge from Ryan Newman (also one of the four Cup finalists), who eventually finished second. Joey Logano, also...
Filed in: Eyewear
0
Wiley X®-Sponsored Driver One of Just Four Racers Left With Chance to  Be Crowned Champion Next Week in Florida

Wiley X®-Sponsored Driver One of Just Four Racers Left With Chance to Be Crowned Champion Next Week in Florida

Wiley X®-sponsored NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick® dominated the track at the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Speedway on Sunday, November 9. While the victory gave Harvick a season sweep at the track and was his fourth win in his last five races there, this victory was particularly rewarding for another very important reason. By taking Sunday’s checkered flag under the bright Phoenix sun, Harvick survived the Chase for the Sprint Cup Eliminator Round and will move on to next week’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship race at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway. Four drivers — Harvick, Joey Logano (also sponsored by Wiley X), Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman — will compete for the Sprint Cup title. The highest finishing driver at Homestead-Miami next Sunday will be crowned champion and claim the 2015 series title. Dozens of drivers begin each season as legitimate contenders in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, a prize that requires sustained success, amazing focus and admittedly, a little bit of luck. After a series of Qualifying and Eliminator Round races, the field is now down to four racers, representing the best of the best. “This is so exciting, that...
Filed in: Eyewear
Wiley X®-Sponsored Driver Joey Logano Wins At Kansas Speedway, Becomes Driver To Beat For Chase For The Sprint Cup Championship

Wiley X®-Sponsored Driver Joey Logano Wins At Kansas Speedway, Becomes Driver To Beat For Chase For The Sprint Cup Championship

Just how hot is Wiley X® sponsored NASCAR driver Joey Logano right now? That’s a question that might not be fully answered until the dust has settled and a final Chase for the Sprint Cup champion has been crowned for 2014. But for now, it will have to suffice to say that he’s pretty hot — and making a strong case for himself as the driver other racers will have to beat if they want the crown. The 24-year old racing phenomenon took another huge step towards NASCAR’s ultimate accomplishment, winning the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 5. The victory — Logano’s career-best fifth of the season — earned him an automatic berth in the third round of the Chase For the Sprint Cup championship. With the win, Logano can breath a little easier over the next two upcoming Contender Round races taking place at Charlotte and Talladega. After Talladega, the remaining qualifiers will move on to the Eliminator Round, a three-race run-off that will narrow the field to four drivers leading up to an eventual winner-takes-all finale at Homestead Miami Speedway. Logano has earned his enviable position by dominating the competition over recent weeks. In the first four...
Filed in: Eyewear, Sunwear
Wiley X® Inc. Now Offers Popular P-17 Active Series Model In Gunmetal Grey

Wiley X® Inc. Now Offers Popular P-17 Active Series Model In Gunmetal Grey

Wiley X®, Inc. has introduced a new frame/lens combination for the P-17, one of the most popular members of its Active Series sunglass family. This new model #P-17T makes a bold fashion statement, while providing the 100% UV protection and OSHA-grade vision protection Wiley X is known for around the world. Setting this P-17 apart is a striking new Gunmetal Grey frame paired with Smoke Grey-tinted Silver Flash lenses, for a look that is sure to turn heads everywhere you go. As a member of Wiley X’s popular Active Series family, the P-17 is designed for those who like to get in the action out-of-doors, whether it’s hiking, cycling, skiing, skateboarding or beach volleyball. These glasses feature a lightweight and comfortable frame that provides wraparound coverage and a superior field of vision. The attractive Gunmetal Grey frame features a soft rubber nose pad and temple grips to ensure comfortable all-day wear and a secure fit during strenuous activity and hot, sweaty conditions. To further ensure the glasses stay comfortably in position, the P-17 glasses also come equipped to attach one of Wiley X’s unique, adjustable T-Peg Straps. People who crave outdoor action will always...
Filed in: Eyewear
Wiley X®-Sponsored Joey Logano Drives #22 Team Penske Ford To Nascar Sprint Cup Victory At Bristol Motor Speedway

Wiley X®-Sponsored Joey Logano Drives #22 Team Penske Ford To Nascar Sprint Cup Victory At Bristol Motor Speedway

Wiley X® sponsored racer Joey Logano put another notch on what has been undoubtedly his strongest NASCAR season, driving his #22 Team Penske Ford to the checkered flag at Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a challenging track that bills itself as the “world’s fastest half-mile.” Logano surged past Matt Kenseth (also a Team Wiley X driver) with 44 laps to go and held off challenges from second-place finisher (and Penske teammate) Brad Keselowski and Kenseth, who eventually finished third. The 24-year-old budding superstar earned a slew of significant milestones on this night. The win marked Logano’s first victory at Bristol Motor Speedway, his third victory of the 2014 season, and the first time he has won more than one race in a season. The 2014 campaign has been so successful for Logano; he has already doubled his career victory total this year. Here’s another impressive statistic for the youngster’s meteoric rise — he is currently tied for the season lead in wins and has as many victories in 24 races as he had in 183 prior races entering 2014. Perhaps even more importantly, Logano has served notice to competitors and racing fans worldwide that he will...
Filed in: Eyewear, Industry Info
Wiley X® Adds Stylish New WX Rebel To Its Active Series Sunglass Family

Wiley X® Adds Stylish New WX Rebel To Its Active Series Sunglass Family

Active Series sunglasses by Wiley X®, Inc. are designed for active men and women who are up for anything — hiking, riding, climbing, kayaking, fishing and more. The new WX Rebel is a perfect fit for the family, delivering the sharp vision, Absolute Premium Protection, and “devil may care” attitude outdoor adventure seekers need to take on any challenge. The new WX Rebel comes in two versions. WX Rebel Model #ACREB04 pairs a fashionable Matte Layered Tortoise frame with bronze tinted lenses built with Wiley X’s advanced, 8-layer Polarization. These lenses eliminate glare on the water, in the city, on the road or any other highly reflective environment, enhancing eye comfort and improving vision under a wide range of situations. Model #ACREB01 is also a member of Wiley X’s popular “Black Ops Collection,” pairing Smoke Grey lenses with an understated Matte Black frame. Known for their advanced vision protection and stealthy good looks, it’s no surprise that Wiley X Black Ops Collection sunglass models are also favored by law enforcement, private security operatives and other tactical wearers. Both new WX Rebel models provide 100% protection against the sun’s harmful...
Filed in: Eyewear
Wiley X Offers New WX Moxy with Eye-Catching Olive Stripe Frame and Polarized Green Platinum Flash Lenses

Wiley X Offers New WX Moxy with Eye-Catching Olive Stripe Frame and Polarized Green Platinum Flash Lenses

New Street Series Model Delivers Distinctive Looks and Performance In the City,  On The Water and In the Great Outdoors With its striking Olive Stripe Frame and Polarized Green Platinum Flash lenses, the new WX Moxy (Model #SSMOX04) epitomizes Wiley X’s popular Street Series sunglass family – bold looks, even bolder protection and the ability to go from the concrete jungle to the open road to the great outdoors without missing a beat. The WX Moxy’s lightweight, nearly indestructible frame features a wraparound design for optimal coverage and excellent field of view – so you can stay focused on the action whether fishing, mountain biking or hanging out at the beach. Of course, you’ll want to look great whatever you’re doing, so the WX Moxy is designed with “edgy” styling and slightly narrower temples that fit great and look good on a range of face sizes and shapes. Wiley X’s advanced Filter 8™ polarized lenses combine 8 layers of technology to not only provide 100% protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays, but also to eliminate glare and reflected light. This performance improves eye comfort and ensures clear, distraction-free...
Filed in: Eyewear
Wiley X Sponsored NASCAR Driver Aric Almirola Wins at Daytona

Wiley X Sponsored NASCAR Driver Aric Almirola Wins at Daytona

Eyewear innovator Wiley X® is proud to sponsor top NASCAR racers like Aric Almirola, and was especially proud this past weekend to watch Almirola earn his first Sprint Cup Series victory at the heralded Daytona International Speedway. Almirola drove the Richard Petty Racing No. 43 US Air Force Ford Fusion to the win. In addition to battling an assemblage of the world’s best drivers equally determined in pursuit of victory, Almirola had to overcome four rain delays and multiple big wrecks to come out on top. In what was a rare occurrence at Daytona, the race was finally called due to rain on Lap 112 of 160, with Almirola out in front of the pack. Mother Nature may have waved the checkered flag, but Almirola earned every bit of the hard-fought victory. He commented during post-race interviews that it felt especially good to earn his first Sprint Cup win on his “home track” in Florida, where he grew up sitting in the grandstands watching Daytona 500s and Firecracker 400s. “Man, I just took the No. 43 car to Victory Lane at Daytona!” said an excited Almirola. The victory puts Almirola and Richard Petty Racing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. “We’re...
Filed in: Eyewear, Industry Info
Lucky Winner Will Enjoy Trip for Two to NASCAR Season Finale in Miami, Meet-and-Greet With Team WX Drivers and Much More

Lucky Winner Will Enjoy Trip for Two to NASCAR Season Finale in Miami, Meet-and-Greet With Team WX Drivers and Much More

Performance eyewear innovator Wiley X, Inc. has launched its Ultimate Race Fan Sweepstakes, offering an expense-paid trip for two to the NASCAR season finale November 16, 2014 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, along with a carload of other cool prizes and perks sure to thrill any serious racing enthusiast. The contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia 18 years of age and older. Entering couldn’t be easier — just visit Wiley X’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wileyxeyewear before 11:59 pm on July 2, 2014 and fill out the online entry form. Racing fans can also enter by mail by filling out a 3”X5” card with their full name, email address and phone number and mailing it to Ultimate Race Fan Sweepstakes, 5331 SW Macadam Ave. #348, Portland, OR 97239. Entries must be postmarked by July 2, 2014 and received by July 15, 2014. One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a Prize Package that includes round trip airfare for two from anywhere within the continental U.S., two nights accommodations, ground transportation from airport to hotel and hotel to speedway, two race passes for the weekend, a special race bag with Wiley X eyewear, hat,...
Filed in: Eyewear
Wiley X® Now The Official Eyewear Of Livermore Downtown

Wiley X® Now The Official Eyewear Of Livermore Downtown

In a show of support for the town in which Wiley X®, Inc. was founded and has called home for more than 25 years, the company has signed on as Official Eyewear of Livermore Downtown. This organization is committed to preserving Livermore, California’s historical downtown district and ensuring that residents and visitors alike have a vibrant place meet, dine, enjoy cultural activities and socialize. “This town and the people here have a special meaning to us,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “We’ve been based here for more than a quarter century, and during this time the town, its friendly atmosphere and business vibe helped shape Wiley X into what it is today. Like us, Livermore has grown, but has remained true to its roots and core values. We’re proud to be taking a more active role in supporting Livermore Downtown and its important efforts to preserve and celebrate our town’s heritage,” added Freeman. Livermore Downtown is a member of the California Main Street Association. Backed by the National Historic Trust and The National Main Street Center, Main Street projects take a holistic approach towards economic development. By promoting historic preservation...
Filed in: Eyewear
Wiley X® Takes To The Airwaves In 2014, Sponsors Top Fishing, Hunting, Shooting And Outdoor Programming

Wiley X® Takes To The Airwaves In 2014, Sponsors Top Fishing, Hunting, Shooting And Outdoor Programming

Wiley X®, Inc. will once again be featured prominently on some of America’s top outdoor-related television programming in 2014, both in terms of sponsorships and its products being featured in use during exciting fishing, hunting, shooting and outdoor action. “We continue to build strategic partnerships with top outdoor programs — specifically, the types of shows that highlight our unique brand of Absolute Premium Protection for the Great Outdoors,” said Myles Freeman, Jr., Co-Owner of Wiley X. “Our glasses provide the sharp, clear vision outdoorsmen need to perform, with battlefield-proven eye protection that stands up to challenging conditions and environments. These shows help us reach millions of sportsmen and women with the Wiley X message. Even more importantly, they show our products in exciting, real-world outdoor situations and activities,” added Freeman. In 2014, Wiley X will continue its relationship with Mark Davis’ Big Water Adventures and will be front-and-center as Davis uses his sharp vision and years of fishing experience to chase tough fresh and saltwater game fish in exciting locales. Wiley X will also sponsor the second season of Jack Link’s Major...
Filed in: Eyewear
Prevent Blindness America and Wiley X Focus Attention on Preventing Workplace Accidents and Eye Injuries

Prevent Blindness America and Wiley X Focus Attention on Preventing Workplace Accidents and Eye Injuries

Each year in March, Prevent Blindness America (www.preventblindness.org) makes a nationwide effort to focus attention on the important issue of workplace eye injuries and educate the American workforce about the tools and techniques that could help prevent the estimated 700,000 injuries that occur annually. And each year, leading protective eyewear manufacturer Wiley X is right there, offering its support and outreach for Workplace Eye Wellness Month. “Workplace eye injuries are a serious issue that can result in great personal tragedy, including the permanent loss of one’s sight,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “In addition, these accidents cost American businesses greatly, both financially and in terms of lost productivity. The hard truth is that nine out of 10 workplace eye injuries could be prevented, simply by wearing the right safety glasses at all times,” added Freeman. With such a simple solution and so much at stake, preventing workplace eye injuries is an issue that Wiley X takes very seriously. “The reasons workers give for not wearing protective eyewear — lack of comfort and style and interference with job duties, etc. — are absurd when you consider...
Filed in: Eyewear
Wiley X, Inc. Unveils New Marketing Message

Wiley X, Inc. Unveils New Marketing Message

Leading eyewear innovator Wiley X, Inc. has developed a new marketing tagline that will be used in a variety of ways to get a clear message across about the company and its products. This new tagline — Absolute. Premium. Protection. —will begin appearing in advertisements, POS artwork, collateral materials and other marketing/promotional pieces. “It’s rare that you’re able to capture the essence of a company and its products in three words, but we’ve achieved this with our new tagline,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “When you say these three words — individually and collectively — you state the true definition of Wiley X. As an additional benefit, it applies equally well across the diverse protective eyewear markets we serve, whether it’s in the workplace, military/tactical, or outdoor recreation markets,” added Freeman. This message will be used to drive home the point that Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand able to claim that every pair of glasses it makes exceeds stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, for OSHA Occupational Eye Protection. This tough workplace standard requires all Wiley X glasses to withstand...
Filed in: Eyewear, Marketing
Wiley X® Adds New Styles To Its Versatile Changeable Series

Wiley X® Adds New Styles To Its Versatile Changeable Series

Wiley X, Inc.’s Changeable Series eyewear family has two new models for 2014, offering even more options for tactical wearers, shooting sport enthusiasts and others who want advanced eye protection, superior visual acuity and the ability to switch lenses to best suit the environment, light conditions and situations. Wiley X’s new WX Vapor is an extremely lightweight, shield-style sunglass that is comfortable, rugged and provides excellent field of vision. Its double-injected frame design increases wearing comfort by reducing combat load and relieving pressure on the nose bridge and ears. This design keeps the WX Vapor securely and comfortably in place, through any kind of activity and hot, sweaty conditions. Like all Changeable Series models, the WX Vapor is designed so wearers can easily switch lenses in the field. This ensures optimum vision and performance over a wide range of conditions. Wiley X offers the new WX Vapor in four configurations, including a Matte Black frame paired with either Smoke Grey and Clear lenses, or Smoke Grey, Clear and Light Rust lenses. A Tan frame is also offered paired with changeable Smoke Grey and Clear lenses or Smoke Grey, Clear and Light Rust...
Filed in: Eyewear
Wiley X Adds Two New Models To Innovative Climate Control Family

Wiley X Adds Two New Models To Innovative Climate Control Family

Wiley X®, Inc. has expanded its popular Climate Control™ sunglass family with the addition of two bold new models for 2014 as well as two new frame colors in popular existing styles. The new models — the WX Arrow and the WX Knife — provide a combination of clear vision, comfort and vision protection that make them ideal for a wide range of applications. With their occupational-grade vision protection and wide choice of lens options, these glasses are right at home in the most challenging workplace. At the same time, their stylish looks and versatility make these new shades perfect companions for fishing, boating, motorcycle riding or just relaxing around town. The new WX Arrow and WX Knife are also the latest Wiley X styles designed to hold the innovative RX Rim System. The Rx Rim System provides these already Rx-ready frames with expanded Rx capabilities up to +5.00 and -7.00, making these models an ideal, no-compromise solution for workers and outdoor enthusiasts who require prescription lenses. Both these new additions feature Wiley X’s patented, removable, soft-foam Facial Cavity™ Seal that blocks out wind, dust and peripheral light. This design enhances the wearer’s...
Filed in: Sunwear
© 2013 C&E Vision's Industry News Feed. All rights reserved.
Service Provided By CandE Vision Services.