With more than 1,750 stores across the United States, chances are there is a Lowe’s within a few miles of your location. Next time you walk into its hardware department, you’ll see a bigger tool section, since an additional 344 items has been added to its Kobalt line. Besides quantity, Lowe’s has also increased its quality. Recently, Diesel Power was invited to Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, North Carolina, to put the new Kobalt line of tools to the test. Lowe’s wanted us to see how the number 48 team was used in the tool redevelopment process. Its driver, Jimmie Johnson, is five-time winner and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.