CARQUEST extends sponsorship

STANTON, MI (August 7, 2000) -- CARQUEST Auto Parts announced this past weekend at the IHRA CARQUEST Northern Nationals that it has extended the sponsorship of the event at the Mid-Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, MI through the 2003 IHRA Drag...

STANTON, MI (August 7, 2000) -- CARQUEST Auto Parts announced this past weekend at the IHRA CARQUEST Northern Nationals that it has extended the sponsorship of the event at the Mid-Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, MI through the 2003 IHRA Drag Racing Season.

"The Northern Nationals is a great event for our CARQUEST customers in Michigan and surrounding states," commented Scott Ginsburg, CARQUEST Director of Advertising. "Each year the Ledford family continue to build upon what Jim Ledford began in 1997 when we hosted our first CARQUEST Northern Nationals and it has become our premiere IHRA drag race."

CARQUEST began its sponsorship of the Northern Nationals in 1997 and it has become the largest drag racing event in the Great Lakes market.

The CARQUEST Northern Nationals is televised by TNN.

CARQUEST Auto Parts are the official auto parts of IHRA Motorsports and along with the Northern Nationals, CARQUEST sponsors the Empire Nationals in Leicester, NY, and the Autumn Nationals in Rockingham, NC.

CARQUEST Corporation began 26 years ago with 100 auto parts stores. Today there are nearly 4,000 CARQUEST Auto Parts stores across North America. CARQUEST supplies the professional automotive service repair industry as well as do-it-yourselfers with replacement parts, tools and equipment. CARQUEST is committed to providing auto parts and services of the highest quality and greatest value to help people repair their cars. For more information, call 1-800-492-PART or visit our web site at www.carquest.com.

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