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GAINSCO Auto Insurance Announces Title Sponsorship for Rolex Series Race at Phoenix International Raceway The GAINSCO Grand Prix, Presented by GAINSCO Auto Insurance, to highlight weekend of motorsports entertainment, May 12-13 DALLAS,...

GAINSCO Auto Insurance Announces Title Sponsorship for Rolex Series Race at Phoenix International Raceway

The GAINSCO Grand Prix, Presented by GAINSCO Auto Insurance, to highlight weekend of motorsports entertainment, May 12-13

DALLAS, TEXAS -- March 21, 2006 -- GAINSCO Auto Insurance, a provider of personal auto insurance and primary sponsor of the No. 99 Blackhawk Motorsports Pontiac Riley Daytona Prototype, announced today that it will be the title sponsor of Round 7 of the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve at Phoenix International Raceway, May 12-13, 2006.

The GAINSCO Grand Prix weekend, billed as the fastest three days in Phoenix, will feature two Grand-Am Cup races, the GT Live motorsports entertainment exhibition, and the feature event: the Rolex Series GT and Daytona Prototype race at 7:00 pm local time on Saturday night, May 13.

"GAINSCO is one of the fastest growing insurers in today's personal auto insurance marketplace," said Glenn Anderson, president and CEO of GAINSCO. "Arizona is a key component of our success thanks to the outstanding support of our agency partners. Our goal is to build a long-term presence in the state, and the GAINSCO Grand Prix provides an ideal platform from which to further reach out to our agency partners and customers here."

"At GAINSCO, we're driven to provide exceptional performance," Anderson added. "Our 99 car symbolizes that same level of drive and performance, so we're looking forward to an exciting and successful GAINSCO Grand Prix."

With 25 entries, the 250-mile Rolex Series race at PIR will be more competitive than ever before. The 2006 field features legendary names from all areas of motorsports: Gurney, Fernandez, Fittipaldi, La Joie, Pruett, and Wallace, among others. Thousands of fans will watch the world's most talented drivers vie for the GAINSCO trophy at speeds of over 185 mph in their exotic Daytona Prototypes, battling each other around the 1.5 mile road course for 166 laps under the lights and cool desert sky.

Television coverage of the GAINSCO Grand Prix begins at 3:00pm Eastern Time on Sunday, May 14 (tape delay) on SPEED Channel.

About GAINSCO Auto Insurance

GAINSCO Auto Insurance (Amex:GAN) is a fast-growing leader in the automobile insurance industry. The company markets its nonstandard personal line of auto insurance through a network of over 2,700 independent agents in the Southwest and across the Sun Belt, including Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, South Carolina, and Texas.

With its "Are You Driven?" marketing theme, GAINSCO's racing program is intended build brand awareness and advance its distribution strategies, as well as develop strong relations with agents and customers in key markets like Arizona. GAINSCO was established in 1978 and is based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.GAINSCO.com.

About Blackhawk Motorsports

Since its formation in 2001, Blackhawk Motorsports has demonstrated a true commitment to excellence in road racing. The team campaigns the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Pontiac Riley Daytona Prototype in the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve.

With two poles, a podium, and dozens of laps led in their maiden 2005 season, drivers Bob Stallings and Alex Gurney are hungry for even greater success. The team is supported by GAINSCO Auto Insurance, and proudly partners with Pontiac, Riley Technologies, Puma, and Ringers Gloves. Follow the GAINSCO/Blackhawk Motorsports team at www.GAINSCORacing.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Alex Gurney , Bob Stallings