BUSCH: Sponsored named for Homestead 2001 finale race

GNC Live Well To Sponsor Nascar Busch Series Event At Homestead-Miami Speedway GNC Live Well 300 Scheduled for November 10 MIAMI, FL (November 2, 2001) - General Nutrition Centers (GNC Live Well) will be the title sponsor of the NASCAR Busch ...

GNC Live Well To Sponsor Nascar Busch Series Event At Homestead-Miami Speedway
GNC Live Well 300 Scheduled for November 10

MIAMI, FL (November 2, 2001) - General Nutrition Centers (GNC Live Well) will be the title sponsor of the NASCAR Busch Series event on Saturday, November 10 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The GNC Live Well 300, the season-ending NASCAR Busch Series event, will be broadcast live next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The GNC Live Well 300 is the Saturday race of the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series weekend, November 9, 10 and 11 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

"We're excited to have GNC Live Well on board for the NASCAR Busch Series event at Homestead-Miami Speedway," said Curtis Gray, President Homestead-Miami Speedway. "The GNC Live Well 300 is sure to be a spectacular event and we look forward to GNC Live Well's involvement."

GNC Live Well is the largest nationwide specialty retailer of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, sports nutrition and personal care products. The Pittsburgh-based organization also serves as the primary sponsor of the No. 36 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven in the Busch Series by Hank Parker Jr. and owned by Welliver-Jesel Motorsports.

"We feel our sponsorship of this event is a wonderful complement to our other NASCAR marketing programs," said Don Smith, executive vice president of sales and marketing for GNC Live Well. "We're proud to be associated with the final Busch Series event of 2001, as we celebrate the success of our first year of GNC's involvement with NASCAR."

The GNC Live Well 300 will feature NASCAR Busch Series stars Kevin Harvick, Jeff Green, and Greg Biffle, as well as the recently announced entry of Christian Fittipaldi who will be making his NASCAR debut at the GNC Live Well 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the famed rock group KISS will serve as Grand Marshals for the GNC Live Well 300.

For tickets to the GNC Live Well 300 and the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series Weekend, November 9-11 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, call (305) 230-RACE; log on to homesteadmiamispeedway.com; or visit TicketMaster.

GNC Live Well - GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS- General Nutrition Companies, Inc. (GNC), based in Pittsburgh, PA, is the largest nationwide specialty retailer of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, sports nutrition as well as many personal care and related products. GNC operates nearly 5,000 retail outlets throughout the United States and 26 foreign markets, including Canada and Mexico. GNC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Numico N.V., a worldwide market leader in specialized nutrition that includes infant and clinical nutrition and nutritional supplements. Headquartered in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, Royal Numico's operations include manufacturing facilities in more than 50 countries and research facilities in The Netherlands, Germany, the U.K. and Australia. In addition to GNC, Royal Numico's family of companies includes Rexall Sundown, Inc., a major supplier to the mass market based in Boca Raton, FL, sports nutrition leaders MET-Rx and Worldwide Sport Nutrition and the multi-level marketing operation of Unicity Network (encompassing the multi-level operations and products of Enrich International and Rexall Showcase International). For more information, visit www.gnc.com.

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