NASCAR statement on law suit

Report from Motorsport News International NASCAR Public Relations NASCAR tobacco statement DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 20, 1997) The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing has released the following statement regarding today's ...

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NASCAR Public Relations

NASCAR tobacco statement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 20, 1997) The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing has released the following statement regarding today's proposed settlement between tobacco companies and the government:

"For nearly 30 years we have had a mutually beneficial relationship with R.J. Reynolds and its Winston brand. We have not had an opportunity to review the proposed agreement so it would be premature to speculate on what effect this will have on motorsports. While the settlement has been announced, it must still face Congressional as well as Presidential review while also facing litigation that has already been filed. NASCAR racing has been in existence for nearly 50 years, long before tobacco companies became actively involved in the sport. With the monumental growth we have experienced in recent years, and the anticipated continued growth of motorsports, we will continue to aggressively promote the sport."

Jack Durbin indy500@freenet.tlh.fl.us Motorsport News International jackd@motorsport.com (Moderators for "rec.autos.sport.info") Homepage http://www.freenet.tlh.fl.us/users/indy500/index.html

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