IRL: Treadway Racing announces sponsors for Texas race

Samsung Telecommunications America and RadioShack team up for Indy Racing League Marketing Program. Companies to sponsor Treadway Racing properties for Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (DALLAS, September 6, 2002) -- Dallas-based Samsung ...

Samsung Telecommunications America and RadioShack team up for Indy Racing League Marketing Program.
Companies to sponsor Treadway Racing properties for Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

(DALLAS, September 6, 2002) -- Dallas-based Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and Fort Worth-based RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) today announced a joint marketing campaign that leverages the companies' sponsorship of Indy Racing League (IRL) team, Treadway Racing.

The companies have launched retail sales programs in the Dallas/Fort Worth market that highlight Samsung's newest SPH-a500 and SPH-n400 wireless phones. Through Sept. 14, consumers purchasing a Samsung phone at RadioShack or making a $50 RadioShack purchase will receive two tickets to the Chevy 500 IRL race on Sept. 15 at Texas Motor Speedway.

As part of the joint campaign, Rick Treadway, premier Indy driver for the Treadway-Hubbard Racing team, will appear with the Samsung/RadioShack co-branded IRL show car at select RadioShack stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. During the appearances, IRL fans will have the opportunity to meet Treadway and get a driver's seat perspective from the replica show car.

Treadway also will represent Samsung and RadioShack at the Chevy 500 Race by racing the companies' co-branded IRL car as part of a cooperative effort with Treadway-Hubbard Racing and Bradley Motorsports. Treadway will drive the Bradley Motorsports Dallara Infiniti entry in the race.

"RadioShack is a valued retail partner, and Samsung is pleased to join them in bringing the excitement of IRL racing to our consumers," said Pete Skarzynski, senior vice president of wireless terminals for Samsung Telecommunications America. "With Rick Treadway behind the wheel of the Samsung/RadioShack car, we believe consumers will continue to respond well to our ongoing sports-marketing initiatives."

"At RadioShack, we strive to offer consumers great value on great products and with this promotion, consumers will have the added benefit of receiving essentially free tickets to one of the premier races at Texas Motor Speedway," said Jim McDonald, senior vice president, marketing and advertising for RadioShack.

The marketing program marks the second association between Samsung, RadioShack and Texas Motor Speedway this year. Last April, Samsung and RadioShack signed a promotional partnership with Texas Motor Speedway by sponsoring the Winston Cup NASCAR race, which was named the Samsung/RadioShack 500.

About Samsung
Samsung Telecommunications America, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, see STA's website at www.samsungusa.com.

Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., a $30 billion flagship company of the Korean-based Samsung group, is a world leader in electronics with operations in more than 50 countries.

About RadioShack
Fort Worth, Texas-based RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) is the nation's most trusted consumer electronics specialty retailer of wireless communications, electronic parts, batteries and accessories as well as other digital technology products and services. With more than 7,200 stores nationwide, it is estimated that 94 percent of all Americans live or work within five minutes of a RadioShack store or dealer. The company's knowledgeable sales associates and brand position, "You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers," support RadioShack's mission to demystify technology in every neighborhood in America. For more information on the company, visit the RadioShack Corporation Web site at www.radioshackcorporation.com. For more information on RadioShack products and services, visit its e-commerce Web site at www.radioshack.com.

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