Knoxville Nationals announce associate sponsor

Wirtgen America to be Knoxville Nationals associate sponsor. KNOXVILLE, IOWA (February 20, 2003) - Knoxville Raceway is pleased to announce that Wirtgen America has come on-board as an associate sponsor for this year's 43rd annual Knoxville ...

Wirtgen America to be Knoxville Nationals associate sponsor.

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (February 20, 2003) - Knoxville Raceway is pleased to announce that Wirtgen America has come on-board as an associate sponsor for this year's 43rd annual Knoxville Nationals, August 13-16. Said president Stu Murray at the company's home office in Nashville, "As a world leader in the manufacturing of technically advanced paving products for constructing and maintaining highway infrastructures, we are extremely proud to be associated with the Knoxville Raceway, the world leader in sprint car racing. We've been a part of this event for years, as a team sponsor and a trade show exhibitor, and now we're taking this relationship to the next level."

The Wirtgen America associate sponsorship package includes commercials on the Speed Channel's live-event telecast, multiple scoreboard and public-address system mentions, track signage, and race tickets. It also includes an on-site display area during the four-day Nationals, a full-page program advertisement, and official logo affiliation with the richest and most prestigious sprint car event in the world.

According to Knoxville's director of racing, Ralph Capitani, "One of the reasons that we can offer a record $750,000 purse this year is because of commitments from people like Stu and Connie Murray of Wirtgen America. Last year at the Nationals press conference, I stated that it was our goal to offer a million-dollar purse in 2010 to celebrate the fiftieth running of this dirt-track classic. I think Stu and Connie want Wirtgen to be a corporate leader in helping us achieve that goal."

Wirtgen America, Inc., of Nashville, Tennessee, the North American arm of Wirtgen GmbH, is proud to be an associate sponsor of this year's 43rd annual Knoxville Nationals. For more information on the race, the track, and/or other sponsorship opportunities, individuals are urged to contact Knoxville Raceway marketing director Karen Owen at 641-842-5431. For more information on Wirtgen America, and its asphalt-recycling equipment, people should visit their web-site at www.wirtgenamerica.com.

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Series Sprint , World of Outlaws