Ryan Newman extends relationship with Team Caliber

Mooresville, NC - September 30, 2002 - Team Caliber has renewed a multi-year licensing agreement with NASCAR Winston Cup rookie driver Ryan Newman and Penske Racing South, Inc., to be the exclusive provider of trackside racing souvenirs and ...

Mooresville, NC - September 30, 2002 - Team Caliber has renewed a multi-year licensing agreement with NASCAR Winston Cup rookie driver Ryan Newman and Penske Racing South, Inc., to be the exclusive provider of trackside racing souvenirs and collectible die-cast replicas.

Newman, a 24-year old Indiana native, is in his first full season driving the No. 12 ALLTEL Ford for Penske Racing in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He has earned two wins this season, including the prestigious All-Star race, The Winston, at Lowe's Motor Speedway on May 18th, and his first Winston Cup points victory at New Hampshire International Speedway on September 15th. Newman has 14 top-5 and 18 top-10 finishes and currently leads all drivers in top-5 finishes with 14. He also leads the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year standings and is seventh in the Winston Cup points race.

Team Caliber, a Mooresville, NC based die-cast and souvenir company, will be responsible for creating, marketing and distributing Ryan Newman/ALLTEL/Penske Racing products. Team Caliber is a leader in the NASCAR collectible die-cast industry and continues to strive to be the best with its award winning Owner Series product line.

"I am very excited to continue my relationship with Team Caliber," said Ryan Newman. "They have done an excellent job on our souvenir program this year. The precision and attention to detail in their collectible die-cast line is unmatched," said Newman, an engineering graduate from Purdue University.

Team Caliber has created several product lines to celebrate Newman's inaugural wins this year, including die-casts, t-shirts and hats. They also carry a complete line of Ryan Newman and Penske Racing collectibles and souvenirs. "Team Caliber has produced an excellent line of souvenir products for Ryan Newman/ALLTEL/Penske Racing team. We look forward to many years of success with Ryan Newman and all of the fine people at Team Caliber," said Don Miller, president of Penske Racing South, Inc.

"We are very excited to extend our relationship with Penske Racing and Ryan Newman," said Randy Duncan, executive vice president of Team Caliber. "Ryan has done a great job on the racetrack this season and with the tight Winston Cup points race, along with one of the closest ever rookie-of-the-year battles, Team Caliber couldn't be happier to be a part of Ryan's career for many years to come."

Team Caliber offers several die-cast product lines for other NASCAR drivers and teams including Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Racing, MB2/MV2 and Petty Enterprises. In 2003, Team Caliber will operate trackside programs for NASCAR drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Ricky Rudd.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Ryan Newman , Mark Martin
Teams Team Penske , Hendrick Motorsports