IRL: vegas.com to sponsor Las Vegas IRL race

VEGAS.COM TO SPONSOR PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE EVENT LAS VEGAS, July 30, 1999 -- vegas.com, an Internet web site that specializes in the broadest collection of Las Vegas media, has agreed to title sponsorship rights for the Pep Boys Indy...

VEGAS.COM TO SPONSOR PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE EVENT

LAS VEGAS, July 30, 1999 -- vegas.com, an Internet web site that specializes in the broadest collection of Las Vegas media, has agreed to title sponsorship rights for the Pep Boys Indy Racing League event Sept. 26 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The race is now known as the vegas.com 500.

"We're proud of our association with Las Vegas Motor Speedway," said Danny Greenspun, president of vegas.com . "The speedway attracts racing fans who stay in Las Vegas hotels, eat in Las Vegas restaurants, gamble in Las Vegas casinos and shop in Las Vegas stores. vegas.com is everything Las Vegas. "We want this valuable important segment of the Internet audience to use vegas.com as their single resource for enhancing their Las Vegas experience."

Said Chris Powell, executive vice president and general manager of LVMS: "The involvement of vegas.com and the Greenspun family is a wonderful example of involvement from local businesses with Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We look forward to a long relationship."

Greenspun added that the association with LVMS expands the vegas.com Web site to include yet another valuable audience that follows racing. vegas.com is the largest Web site in Nevada. It receives about 65,000 visitors a day in all facets of the Las Vegas market for both locals and tourists. Its holdings include the Las Vegas Sun, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Life and the Las Vegas Weekly magazine.

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