CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver GP names Director of Administration

DENVER (Oct. 16, 2001) -- George N. Gillett, Jr., chairman of the Grand Prix of Denver, named Holly K. Brown Director of Administration for the new auto race, slated to run Labor Day weekend, August 30 through Sept. 1, 2002 on the streets...

DENVER (Oct. 16, 2001) -- George N. Gillett, Jr., chairman of the Grand Prix of Denver, named Holly K. Brown Director of Administration for the new auto race, slated to run Labor Day weekend, August 30 through Sept. 1, 2002 on the streets surrounding Pepsi Center. Brown will begin her duties Oct. 23 and be charged with building the Grand Prix of Denver's community relations effort, as well as organizing local volunteer groups, a Grand Prix of Denver charitable foundation, assisting with marketing and promotional activities and creating a year-round presence in the Mile High City. "We needed someone who understands the Denver community," said Gillett. "Having the ability to work downtown with City Hall is critical to the success of the race, and Holly has proven she can do that. She's a talented person who understands what we are trying to achieve with the Grand Prix of Denver's charity and community relations efforts. She will ensure that the money we raise will get to the right organizations in town." A graduate of the University of Colorado's School of Business, Brown served for three years as Assistant Director of Government Relations for CRL Associates, Inc. Among her duties at CRL, she was responsible for building and maintaining effective relationships with local elected and appointed officials, community activists and administrative branch representatives in municipalities across the State of Colorado. She coordinated fundraising activities for business clients, as well as grass-roots efforts and community outreach for several local issue campaigns. "I'm delighted with the appointment," said Christopher R. Pook, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, which will operate the Grand Prix of Denver. "I watched her demonstrate her skills at CRL with the Mayor and City Council as we negotiated for the race. One of the most important elements in putting this race together is our relationship with the community. Holly and George will fulfill that requirement, and let the rest of us focus on the technical aspects of putting on a race of which Denver and the Rocky Mountain region will be proud." Brown will be based at Pepsi Center, the centerpiece of the race's all-new, 1.65-mile temporary race circuit, mainly incorporating private roads around the two-year-old arena. "I'm excited about the opportunity to help build the Grand Prix of Denver to its potential," said Brown. "There's already a lot of enthusiasm about it here in town. I am grateful to CRL Associates for giving me the chance to work so closely with Denver's city and community entities on a wide variety of issues. As a result, I believe I am now ready to tackle the challenges this new event will present and help make it an event worthy of the City of Denver." The Grand Prix of Denver is a privately funded event owned and operated by Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Inc., a subsidiary of Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:DVD), in cooperation with Denver-based Kroenke Sports Enterprises, and sanctioned by Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH). Tickets go on sale Oct. 29. For more information on the Grand Prix of Denver, or to inquire about purchasing tickets, call (888) 82-SPEED or visit www.grandprixofdenver.com. Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (www.doverdowns.com), operates a multi-purpose entertainment complex conducting NASCAR auto racing, pari-mutuel harness horse racing, pari-mutuel wagering on simulcast harness and thoroughbred horse races and video lottery (slot) machine operations in Dover, Del. The company also operates the historic Nashville Speedway USA at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds; owns and operates the new Nashville Superspeedway; Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo.; Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park, and organizes and promotes the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in California.

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