Edwards to attend Michigan Auto Show

NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards to Make Appearance at 8th Annual Michigan International Auto Show February 2-5, 2006 at DeVos Place (GRAND RAPIDS, Mich) -- One of the hottest drivers from the 2005 NASCAR season will make an appearance, sign ...

NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards to Make Appearance at 8th Annual Michigan International Auto Show
February 2-5, 2006 at DeVos Place

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich) -- One of the hottest drivers from the 2005 NASCAR season will make an appearance, sign autographs and talk with fans, at the 8th Annual Michigan International Auto Show on Friday, February 3. His appearance is sponsored by Vos Glass and Clear Channel Radio's B93 and The Fox. To see Edwards, show attendees must have a wrist band. The first 300 people to stop by The Fox booth on Thursday will receive a wrist band; they'll also be handed out on Friday during the morning and early afternoon, while supplies last. Those who have wrist bands will be readmitted to the show on Friday afternoon, when Edwards will be on hand in the Grand Gallery from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Edwards has been racing for more than 12 years, joining the Roush Racing Team in 2003 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Over the years, he has accumulated two NASCAR sanctioned track championships, three Rookie-of-the-Year honors (including the Raybestos honor for the 2005 Busch Series) and 75 feature wins.

Last year, Edwards finished third in the Nextel Cup Chase with four wins, including a sweep of Atlanta. He finished third overall in the Bush Series championship with 5 wins. In 2006, he'll kick off his second full schedule in both the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (No. 99 -- Office Depot) and Busch Series (No. 60 Ameriquest/Henkel Ford).

"Carl Edwards' appearance is a wonderful addition to our line-up of entertainment and special features for this year's event," says Henri Boucher, Show Producer and Vice President at ShowSpan Inc. "Any time we bring in a NASCAR driver, it's a big deal for us. We're fortunate to have someone of Carl's caliber on site to meet with our guests...he's coming off his dream season in 2005. We're really looking forward to his visit."

The Michigan International Auto Show, February 2-5 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, is the greatest annual opportunity for people to view their "next new car." More than 30 car manufacturers from around the world will bring their finest traveling displays, where more than 300 new vehicles -- including sedans, vans, SUVs, trucks, hybrids and sports cars -- will be showcased with factory representatives on hand to answer any questions. Concept cars and pre-production models give a glimpse into the future.

The 8th Annual Michigan International Auto Show is presented by the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association and is one of 12 expositions produced by ShowSpan Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1945, ShowSpan -- a John D. Loeks, Jr., Company -- has grown to be one of the largest producers of consumer shows in the Midwest.

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