BUSCH: Richmond Int'l Raceway names event sponsors

BUSCH: Richmond Int'l Raceway names event sponsors

CIRCUIT CITY AND FUNAI RETURN AS SPONSORS OF SPRING NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RACE AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY Richmond, VA (January 17, 2007)--Circuit City Stores, Inc., a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related ...

CIRCUIT CITY AND FUNAI RETURN AS SPONSORS OF SPRING NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RACE AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Richmond, VA (January 17, 2007)--Circuit City Stores, Inc., a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related services headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, will team up with FUNAI Corporation, Inc. for the second consecutive year to sponsor the 2007 May NASCAR Busch Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI will run "under the lights" on Friday, May 4, and will feature some of the best short-track action on the circuit.

"Richmond International Raceway is thrilled to have Circuit City and FUNAI on board again for our spring NASCAR Busch Series race," said track president Doug Fritz. "We are happy to continue our excellent relationship with both Circuit City and FUNAI Corporation. Circuit City is one of Richmond's most successful companies and we are pleased they are returning as the event sponsor of one of our major races."

Last year's Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI was a thrilling race to the checkered flag at America's Premier Short Track. Kevin Harvick, who has won three consecutive NASCAR Busch Series races at Richmond International Raceway, took the lead from Paul Menard with 48 laps to go and held off a hard charge from Virginia native Jeff Burton. The race had a decidedly Virginia flavor. Not only was the race sponsored by a Richmond-based company in Circuit City, but eight Virginia natives competed in the race: Burton, Elliott Sadler, Denny Hamlin, Ashton Lewis Jr., Jon Wood, Stacy Compton, Mark McFarland and Danny O'Quinn Jr.

Tickets are now available for the Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI NASCAR Busch Series race on Friday, May 4. Advance tickets are $45 (reserved) and $35 (general admission). Tickets on race day are $50 (reserved) and $40 (general admission). Children 12 and under are admitted free in general admission sections with a ticketed adult. Call 1-866-455-7223 or visit www.rir.com for more information.

About Circuit City Stores, Inc.:

Circuit City's history can be traced to the dawn of the television era. Founder Sam Wurtzel started Richmond's first television store, Wards Company, in 1949. The company became Circuit City Stores, Inc. in 1984. The company's domestic segment operates through 634 superstores and five other locations in 158 United States markets. The international segment operates through more than 950 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. The company's stores in Canada are named The Source by Circuit City. Circuit City also operates Web sites at www.circuitcity.com, www.thesourcecc.ca and at www.firedog.com.

About FUNAI Corporation, Inc.:

FUNAI Corporation, which has sponsored NASCAR Busch Series races at Richmond International Raceway since 2002, is the world's largest volume manufacturer of DVD/VCR players, DVD Players and TV/DVD/VCR combination units. FUNAI is among the largest manufacturers of TV/DVD combination units, DVD Recorders and DVD Recorder/VCR combination units. FUNAI is also the largest manufacturer of TVs (Screen Size of 27" and below) and TV/VCR combination units, and among the largest manufacturers of LCD TVs, Plasma TVs and computer printers. FUNAI is also the largest manufacturer of VHS video cassette recorders (VCRs). FUNAI manufactures and sells its own and licensed brands of Emerson, Sylvania, Symphonic and FUNAI video consumer electronics. In the USA, these FUNAI products are available at major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Circuit City, Best Buy, Sears and K-Mart, as well as to wholesale clubs, Sam's Club and B.J's.

FUNAI boasts the highest market share in the North American market for video players and TV/VCR combination units. In the United States, FUNAI manufactures one out of every three VCRs sold, one out of every two TV/VCR Combos and TV/DVD/VCR Combos sold, and one out of every five DVD players sold.

-credit: rir

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