GM Racing's Duchardt comments on new series sponsor

CONCORD, NC, June 19, 2003 -- Nextel was announced as the title sponsor of NASCAR's premier stock car racing series on Thursday, replacing R.J. Reynolds beginning with the 2004 racing season. Doug Duchardt , Director of GM Racing, offered the ...

CONCORD, NC, June 19, 2003 -- Nextel was announced as the title sponsor of NASCAR's premier stock car racing series on Thursday, replacing R.J. Reynolds beginning with the 2004 racing season.

Doug Duchardt , Director of GM Racing, offered the following comments concerning the announcement.

"General Motors has been involved with NASCAR Winston Cup racing longer than any other manufacturer, and over that time we've been pleased to share the spotlight with R.J. Reynolds and Winston. We've had a long and positive association with NASCAR and we appreciate R.J. Reynolds' commitment to helping further the growth of NASCAR stock car racing."

"We welcome Nextel as the new sponsor for NASCAR's premier racing series, and we look forward to the future of NASCAR racing."

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