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ACDELCO NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF NHRA GATORNATIONALS GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2006) - NHRA officials announced today that ACDelco, a global leader in automotive replacement parts and services, has been named title sponsor of the tradition-rich...

ACDELCO NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF NHRA GATORNATIONALS

GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2006) - NHRA officials announced today that ACDelco, a global leader in automotive replacement parts and services, has been named title sponsor of the tradition-rich NHRA Gatornationals, held at historic Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway.

The ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals, held March 16-19, is the third event in the 23-race, $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series in 2006.

"Certainly, ACDelco has demonstrated a great ability over the years to effectively utilize NHRA event and team sponsorships to promote its products and we are thrilled that they have agreed to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Gatornationals, one of the most legendary and exciting events in the NHRA POWERade Series," said Gary Darcy, senior vice president of sales and marketing, NHRA. "We are looking forward to continuing our strong relationship with ACDelco and provide them with optimum marketing value by helping them identify more potential customers through their association with NHRA."

The commitment increases ACDelco's participation in NHRA POWERade Drag Racing. ACDelco also is the title sponsor of the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, Oct. 26-29, at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, as well as the primary sponsor for Kurt Johnson's Chevy Cobalt in Pro Stock, and an associate sponsor on Warren Johnson's GM Performance Parts Pontiac GTO.

"The Gatornationals is one of the most prestigious races in drag racing, and ACDelco is proud to be able to add to its rich history," said Jim Maloney, general director of marketing for General Motors Service and Parts Operations (GMSPO). "By combining our sponsorship of this event early in the season with the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals in late October, we will be able to effectively bookend the NHRA season, enhancing our brand awareness with the fans. This also gives our East Coast warehouse distributor customers a great opportunity to take advantage of the many opportunities available through our involvement in the NHRA."

ACDelco is a global leader in automotive replacement parts and services offering products for virtually all vehicles. Headquartered in Grand Blanc, Mich., ACDelco markets automotive replacement parts worldwide under its brand name. For more information, please contact ACDelco at 1-800-ACDelco, or visit them online at www.acdelco.com ACDelco - the Official Parts Supplier of the Real Car Guys.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has 80,000 racers and members nationwide and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series' provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the Street Legal Program presented by AAA. The NHRA also offers the O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

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