RALEIGH, NC (January 2, 2001) --- CARQUEST Auto Parts is proud to announce the addition of a fourth IHRA title sponsorship for the 2001 drag racing season. The CARQUEST Auto Parts President's Cup Nationals will be held on September 28-30 at Maryland International Raceway in Budd's Creek, MD. The CARQUEST Auto Parts President's Cup Nationals is the premier motorsports event in the entire Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia region.

"Maryland International Raceway is a perfect facility to host a CARQUEST Auto Parts event," commented Scott Ginsburg, CARQUEST Director of Advertising. "It is located in the heart of CARQUEST country and the track is known throughout the drag racing community for its incredible doorslammer racing. We are proud to add the President's Cup Nationals to our family of IHRA sponsored national events."

The CARQUEST President's Cup Nationals features all IHRA classes with the exception of Top Fuel and will be nationally televised on The National Network (TNN).