CHAMPCAR/CART: GP of Denver inks new sponsor

Colorado Central Station Casino becomes an Official Sponsor Of New Grand Prix Of Denver. DENVER (April 30, 2002) -- The Grand Prix of Denver announced today that the Colorado Central Station Casino has signed a three-year agreement to be an ...

Colorado Central Station Casino becomes an Official Sponsor Of New Grand Prix Of Denver.

DENVER (April 30, 2002) -- The Grand Prix of Denver announced today that the Colorado Central Station Casino has signed a three-year agreement to be an Official Sponsor of the new auto racing event through 2004.

With the agreement, Colorado Central Station Casino becomes the official casino of the Grand Prix of Denver event, and its sponsorship program encompasses several elements including a special ticket promotion.

Colorado Central Station Casino, located 50 miles west of Denver in Black Hawk, Colo., is noted as "Where The Winners Play" and paid out over $1.2 billion to its clientele last year alone. The casino has over 750 slot, video poker, video reel and keno machines, six live poker tables, nine Blackjack and Poker tables and fine food and drink at four different dining locations and three pubs.

The casino also boasts over 500 self- and valet parking spaces, and customers can also enjoy live entertainment every day, afternoons and evenings.

"Colorado Central Station Casino is happy to be a part of the rebirth of the Grand Prix of Denver," said Bill Vincent, director of marketing. "We hope this will be a long relationship that will grow every year. We believe the Grand Prix of Denver will benefit the city and the Rocky Mountain region for years to come."

"We are very pleased that Colorado Central Station Casino has joined the Grand Prix of Denver as one of its official sponsors," said Kevin O'Brien, director of sales and marketing services for the Grand Prix of Denver. "It is an outstanding gaming and entertainment facility and the partnership between both organizations will provide for exciting promotion programs for Colorado Central Station customers and Grand Prix event attendees."

The Grand Prix of Denver will take place August 30 - Sept. 1 on a 1.65-mile, nine-turn temporary race circuit on the streets around Pepsi Center adjacent to Denver's Lower Downtown. For tickets or race information, call (888) 82-SPEED, or visit the official race Web site at www.grandprixofdenver.com.

The Grand Prix of Denver is owned and operated by Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Inc., a subsidiary of Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD). Dover Motorsports, Inc., is a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. Its subsidiaries operate seven tracks (four permanent facilities and three temporary circuits) in six states and promote events under the auspices of the sport's four premier sanctioning bodies - NASCAR, CART, IRL and NHRA. The company owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.; the new Nashville Superspeedway in Nashville, Tenn.; Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo.; and Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn. It also organizes and promotes the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in California, the Grand Prix of Denver, Colorado and the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida.

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