WGI's Julie Giese promoted

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Giese named Director of Public Relations for Watkins Glen International and Nazareth Speedway. Watkins Glen, NY (May 14, 2003) - Julie Giese, former Senior Manager of Public Relations for Watkins Glen International, has been promoted to...

Giese named Director of Public Relations for Watkins Glen International and Nazareth Speedway.

Watkins Glen, NY (May 14, 2003) - Julie Giese, former Senior Manager of Public Relations for Watkins Glen International, has been promoted to Director of Public Relations for both Watkins Glen and Nazareth Speedway, track President Craig Rust announced today.

Giese, a Colby, WI native, will oversee the development and implementation of all public and media relations activities for both racing facilities. As Director of Public Relations, Giese will also play a role in the direction of both tracks' consumer marketing efforts.

"I'm very pleased to announce the promotion of Julie Giese to Director of Public Relations," said Rust. "Julie has been a strong asset to our marketing team at Watkins Glen for the past two years and we are tremendously excited to have her lead our Public Relations efforts for both Watkins Glen International and Nazareth Speedway. Julie's ability to build strong relationships with the community and media will help to create first class, exciting racing events at both facilities that our fans will continue to enjoy."

Giese joined Watkins Glen International in January 2001 after serving as a public relations account executive at Miller Meester Advertising in Minneapolis, MN, for two years. She holds a BS degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

"I'm thrilled to continue my relationships with the Watkins Glen community and members of the media and especially excited to begin cultivating new relationships with those in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania," said Giese. "Together, Watkins Glen International and Nazareth Speedway offer the best in world class racing entertainment. The Glen offers race fans a chance to see NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers compete on the world's most famous road course and Nazareth Speedway puts fans up-close and personal with the stars of the Indy Racing League Indy Car Series as they navigate the uniquely-shaped oval."

Tickets for the 2003 season at Watkins Glen and Nazareth Speedway are now available. For tickets, reserved camping, and additional information at The Glen, please contact the ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log on to the official Watkins Glen Web site at www.theglen.com. For tickets, reserved camping, and additional information at Nazareth, please contact the ticket office at 888-629-RACE (7223) or log on to the official Nazareth Speedway Web site at www.nazarethspeedway.com. For the finest Watkins Glen International items and apparel, motorsports collectibles, and authentic NASCAR merchandise, diecasts and clothing, stop by The Shop at 2 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen or call 607-535-2338.

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