Homesead-Miami Speedway names race sponsor

LINDER AND KOMATSU TO SPONSOR GRAND PRIX OF MIAMI 2006 Rolex Series Grand Prix of Miami Held March 25, 2006 PEMBROKE PINES, FL, (February 21, 2006) -- Linder Industrial Machinery Company announced today that it will partner...

LINDER AND KOMATSU TO SPONSOR GRAND PRIX OF MIAMI
2006 Rolex Series Grand Prix of Miami Held March 25, 2006

PEMBROKE PINES, FL, (February 21, 2006) -- Linder Industrial Machinery Company announced today that it will partner with its distributor, Komatsu, to sponsor the 2006 Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The Linder Industrial -- Komatsu Grand Prix of Miami to be held Saturday, March 25, will feature the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve. The March 24-26 weekend also includes the IRL IndyCar Series in the Toyota Indy 300, plus the USAC Silver Crown Series and the IRL Indy Pro Series.

"We are thrilled to be part of the Miami races," says Ken Holz, Vice President of Linder's South Florida Operations. "The sponsorship is a terrific way for both companies to gain exposure in the racing world and throughout the Miami area. We are particularly pleased that Komatsu is joining us to sponsor the race."

Popular South Florida drivers expected to race Daytona Prototypes are Christian Fittipaldi, who will join Indy 500 winner Eddie Cheever Jr. in the Crown Royal Crawford, and Oswaldo Negri with Michael Shank Racing. Several local teams, including Sunrise-based SpeedSource and the Goldin Brothers of Homestead, will race in the GT class.

Some of the world's finest sports cars will be racing on the 2.3 mile, 11-turn course "under the lights,' driving Lexus, Porsche, Ford, Pontiac, BMW and Ferrari entries.

"We are pleased to have a South Florida company sponsor our world-class sports car race" said Curtis Gray, President of Homestead-Miami Speedway. "The Grand American Rolex Series is enjoying fantastic growth, and we welcome Linder and Komatsu to join us in what promises to be a thrilling weekend of racing."

Competitors in the Toyota Indy 300 include female racecar driver Danica Patrick, two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves from Miami, 2004 IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan from Key Biscayne, and defending Toyota Indy 300 and Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon.

Tickets are available online at www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com or at the Homestead-Miami Speedway ticket office by calling 305-230-RACE or 866-409-RACE.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Helio Castroneves , Christian Fittipaldi , Tony Kanaan , Dan Wheldon , Oswaldo Negri Jr. , Michael Shank
Teams SpeedSource , Michael Shank Racing