BUSCH: Ridling Signs Galaxy

February 3, 1998 GALAXY JOINS TEAM RYDER Ridling Motorsports announces the signing of Galaxy Telecommunications Corporation as the newest member of Team Ryder. Galaxy Telecommunications Corporation, a prepaid calling card company...

February 3, 1998

GALAXY JOINS TEAM RYDER

Ridling Motorsports announces the signing of Galaxy Telecommunications Corporation as the newest member of Team Ryder. Galaxy Telecommunications Corporation, a prepaid calling card company based in Largo, FL, joins Ridling Motorsports' primary sponsor, Ryder, on the #88 NASCAR Team Ryder Chevrolet Monte Carlo, driven by Kevin Schwantz.

"Galaxy Telecommunications Corporation is proud to be a part of Ridling Motorsports and Team Ryder," stated Larry Ashworth, Executive Vice President. "With the tremendous growth in the use of prepaid calling cards tied to the growth in NASCAR attendance and viewership, we feel the opportunity to associate ourselves with a team the caliber of Ridling Motorsports is outstanding. We look forward to an outstanding rookie season with Kevin Schwantz."

"We are delighted to have Galaxy on board," stated team owner, David Ridling. "Our sponsorship program is based on teamwork, hence the name Team Ryder. We want all of our sponsors to be able to work with each other to increase their business through ou r sponsorship program. That, along with the loyal following of NASCAR fans, gives our sponsors a unique opportunity in motorsports."

Galaxy Telecommunications Corporation, owns and operates their own switch and platform facility in Tampa, FL. In addition to wholesale marketing of prepaid calling cards, Galaxy has recently entered the retail side of the prepaid calling card industry. Sales projections for the company will exceed $100M in 1999.

Kevin Schwantz, the 1993 500cc Grand Prix Champion, will be campaigning in his first full NASCAR Busch Grand National season in 1998. During the 1997 season, Schwantz finished eight in the season finale at Homestead, his best finish in just four NASCAR BGN starts. "I'm excited about teaming up with a company like Galaxy," stated Schwantz. "They have a reputation as one of the most reliable prepaid calling card companies in the country. The prepaid calling card will help me stay in touch with all my m otorcycle friends around the world."

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