Mike Wallace will sport "Carrot Top" at Daytona

1-800-CALL-ATT pops the "TOP" on Daytona sponsorship with Andy Petree Racing. APR, Mike Wallace and 1-800-CALL-ATT unveil Carrot Top Superspeedway Car in Charlotte. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 27, 2002)  --  1 800-CALLATT for Collect...

1-800-CALL-ATT pops the "TOP" on Daytona sponsorship with Andy Petree Racing.

APR, Mike Wallace and 1-800-CALL-ATT unveil Carrot Top Superspeedway Car in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 27, 2002)  --  1 800-CALLATT for Collect Calls pitchman Carrot Top has  been  in  some  unique  positions  as  spokesperson  for  AT&T's  automated  service  that  lets  you  make collect  calls  from  any  phone.    However,  on  July  6th  in  Daytona  Beach,  the  quick-witted  comedian  will undertake his most unusual role -- that of hood ornament on the 1 800-CALLATT Chevrolet.

Mike  Wallace  will  drive  the  1  800-CALLATT  entry  from  the  NASCAR  Winston  Cup  stable  of Andy Petree Racing in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway.  The single-event sponsorship has all parties excited, including APR's honorary crew chief.

"I've tried imagining the excitement of the moment -- of seeing my face on the 1 800 CALLATT car, cruising around the track in Daytona in front of the best fans in the world.  I'm definitely psyched to be in on the action," Carrot Top said.  "As a huge NASCAR fan, all I can say is that it's going to be so cool -- and my face is more attractive at 200 miles-per-hour anyway!"

"1  800-CALLATT  for  Collect  Calls  is  excited  to  be  sponsoring  the  #33  of  Mike  Wallace  and Andy Petree Racing in the Pepsi 400," said Carol Eversen, General Manager, 1 800-CALLATT for Collect Calls.  "We love racing fans and feel that running a car in NASCAR's mid-season classic is a great way to show our support for them and for NASCAR."

For  team  owner  Andy  Petree,  the  highly-visible  partnership  is  another  opportunity  for  a  team under  his  guidance  to  excel  on  a  Superspeedway,  something  APR teams have done consistently over the past few seasons.  Wallace's teammate, Bobby Hamilton, earned Petree his first Winston Cup victory as an owner in the final Superspeedway race of 2001 in Talladega.  Wallace qualified 9th quick and started 17th in the 2002 running of the Daytona 500 back in February, and posted a career-best finish of 6th in 2001.

"It's  an  exciting  opportunity  for  APR,"  Petree  said.    "To  be  involved  with  a  brand  like  1-800- CALLATT in a situation that puts Mike behind the wheel on a Superspeedway -- we're certainly playing to our strength.  We've got a competitive team and a wild paint scheme for one of the most exciting races of the season -- our goal is to put Carrot Top at the front of the field under the lights in Daytona."

-apr-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Mike Wallace , Andy Petree