Cruz Pedregon Racing announces associate sponsor

CAMARILLO, Calif. (April 7, 2003) -- Cruz Pedregon Racing announced today a multi-year associate sponsor partnership with Purolator Filters. Purolator ®, an ArvinMeritor brand, will officially be displayed on the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny...

CAMARILLO, Calif. (April 7, 2003) -- Cruz Pedregon Racing announced today a multi-year associate sponsor partnership with Purolator Filters. Purolator ®, an ArvinMeritor brand, will officially be displayed on the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car beginning this weekend at the Spring Nationals in Houston, Texas.

"Purolator is pleased to continue our racing heritage as an official sponsor of the Cruz Pedregon / Advance Auto Parts Racing Team," said Tom Hannon, Director of Marketing for ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Aftermarket. "Purolator understands the importance of performance and protection, keeping oil and air pure now and pure later; and keeping with our tradition, we are excited about the pure performance of Cruz. We are proud to be associated with a great competitor and individual like Cruz and the Advance Auto Parts organization."

"We are delighted to continue to partner with premier brands such as Purolator" stated team owner/driver Cruz Pedregon, "Race fans everywhere know the importance of having the best high performance products; and Purolator will be a key ingredient to achieving our goal in winning races and ultimately a championship."

Purolator is a primary brand name of ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Aftermarket, a global automotive aftermarket group providing exhaust, lift support, filter and ride control products to its customers. In North America, ArvinMeritor LVA markets its products under the Arvin, Supreme Performance, Gabriel, Strong Arm, and Purolator brand names, as well as various private labels, to the full range of aftermarket customers including retailers, distributors and installers. ArvinMeritor LVA is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., and is a division of ArvinMeritor, Inc. Purolator's primary manufacturing and distribution center is located in Fayetteville, N.C.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is based in Roanoke, Va., and is the second largest auto parts chain company in the nation. With approximately 2,400 stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the company serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. Additional information about the company, employment opportunities, services, as well as on-line purchase of parts and accessories can be found on the company's website at: www.advanceautoparts.com.

-www.cruzpedregon.com

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