IRL: Tickets.com to sponsor Galles ECR Racing, Al Unser Jr.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 - Tickets.com (NASDAQ: TIXX) has signed a three-year agreement with Indy Racing League team Galles ECR Racing to be the primary sponsor of the car driven by two-time Indianapolis 500 winner...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 - Tickets.com (NASDAQ: TIXX) has signed a three-year agreement with Indy Racing League team Galles ECR Racing to be the primary sponsor of the car driven by two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. Unser, winner at Indy in 1992 and 1994, will make his Indy Racing League debut this weekend at the Delphi Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Speedway. The sponsorship starts immediately. Tickets.com is a leading “one-stop” online provider of entertainment, sports and travel tickets, event information, and related products and services. The company sells tickets through the Internet, retail outlets, call centers and interactive voice response systems. Tickets.com will distribute 3,000 tickets online at www.tickets.com for the Delphi Indy 200. “We are extremely excited to have Tickets.com as our new major corporate partner,” said Galles ECR Racing owner Rick Galles. “They are a young, aggressive company that I believe fits the image of the Indy Racing League. They have an excellent reputation in their industry, and we feel that this is a tremendous fit for both of our organizations.” Said W. Thomas Gimple, chief executive officer and co-chairman of the board at Tickets.com: “We are delighted to be attached to one of motorsports’ most revered drivers. This is an incredible visibility opportunity for Tickets.com to be seen and recognized within the motorsports domain.”

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Drivers Al Unser Jr.