South Boston event gains sponsor

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (September 21, 2001) - NetZero, Inc. a leading provider of free and pay Internet access services, today announced it would serve as the title sponsor of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at South Boston (VA)...

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (September 21, 2001) - NetZero, Inc. a leading provider of free and pay Internet access services, today announced it would serve as the title sponsor of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at South Boston (VA) Speedway, Friday, September 28. The NetZero 250 presented by John Boy and Billy, will mark a first for the company. NetZero is currently active in the Craftsman Truck Series as the primary sponsor of No. 24 NetZero Platinum Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jack Sprague.

"NetZero is pleased and honored to be the title sponsor for the NetZero 250 at the legendary South Boston Speedway," stated Brian Woods, chief marketing officer of NetZero. "'America's Hometown Track' has been host to its fair share of thrilling and memorable races over the years and we look forward to another exciting event."

NetZero joined the NCTS sponsorship ranks for the 2001 season hooking up with Sprague's Hendrick Motorsports entry. To date, the association has been a productive one as Sprague has rocketed his NetZero Platinum Chevy to four wins and five pole positions in the first 18 events of the 2001 campaign. Currently at the top of the season championship standings, Sprague has set a record for miles led in a single NCTS season (1,203.027) putting the silver and blue NetZero colors at the front of the field more than double any other series competitor.

NetZero offers consumers high-quality Internet access, including both free and value-priced pay services such as NetZero Platinum, an Internet access plan for $9.95 a month. NetZero provides consumers popular e-mail programs, instant messaging and convenient navigation tools that provide "speed dial" to key sites on the Internet. NetZero supplies Internet access to millions of users in more than 5,000 cities across the United States and in Canada.

The South Boston event will mark the first time the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will appear at the tight .400-mile Virginia raceway. The NASCAR Busch Series had been a staple at the track holding 35 events since 1982 before falling off the schedule this season. The track also hosted 10 NASCAR Grand National (now Winston Cup) from 1960 to 1971. The legendary Junior Johnson won the initial two events at South Boston while Benny Parsons scored the first of his 21 career wins in the 1971 South Boston finale.

"South Boston Speedway has a lot of tradition and it's great the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is finally going to be a part of that tradition," said Sprague. "It's a tough little race track and it will provide plenty of the kind of beatin' and bangin' the Craftsman Truck Series is famous for. It's going to be a great show for the fans, both at the track and on TV. I'd like nothing better than to put the NetZero Chevrolet in Victory Lane in the NetZero 250."

The NetZero 250 presented by John Boy and Billy will take the green flag at South Boston Speedway Friday, September 28, at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The 19th of 24 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events this season will be telecast live on ESPN2 and will be broadcast worldwide on MRN radio.

-CF-

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Series Automotive , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jack Sprague , Benny Parsons
Teams Hendrick Motorsports