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Casey Atwood No. 7 Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge Intrepid R/T Testing for the Dodge/Save Mart 350: "We had a great test at Road Atlanta a few weeks ago. We were faster than the other two teams testing there, and it was my first time on...

Casey Atwood
No. 7 Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge Intrepid R/T

Testing for the Dodge/Save Mart 350:

"We had a great test at Road Atlanta a few weeks ago. We were faster than the other two teams testing there, and it was my first time on the track. We had a rough time at Sears Point last year, but it was my first time there, too."

Second time around:

"The road course was not my specialty last year. The race last year was more of a practice session for me. With the amount of practice you get, the race was the longest amount of time that I was on the track. I learned a lot, and I know enough about the track to go back and be competitive with the No. 7 Sirius Dodge."

What's the key to success at a road course:

"I think it's mostly experience. You always get the road course specialists who come in every year and do well. You don't often see rookies come in and do well. You gotta have good brakes - that's probably the most important part of the car - but your experience is really the key to doing well here."

The Good Guys/Sirius Pole Day: Friday, June 21, 2002

Sirius Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI), the satellite radio broadcaster, will join forces with the Good Guys to host the pole-day qualifying during the Dodge/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Winston Cup weekend, June 20-23, 2002.

Pole qualifying will take place on Friday, June 21, and will be known as "The Good Guys/Sirius Pole Day." In addition, Sirius' name and logo will be included in Sears Point Raceway advertising leading up to the NASCAR Winston Cup weekend.

Sirius will also receive a signage package at the raceway, display space and the right to use the Sears Point Raceway name and logo for mutually agreed upon promotional use. Sirius is the primary sponsor of the No. 7 Dodge Intrepid driven by Casey Atwood on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit.

"We are looking forward to teaming up with the Good Guys at Sears Point," said Joseph P. Clayton, President and CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio. "This joint sponsorship with one of our valued retail partners will allow Sirius to increase its brand awareness in California, right around our service launch there on June 15. The Good Guys/Sirius Pole Day will provide great entertainment for all race fans."

Sears Point Stats & Facts

* This is only Atwood's second appearance at Sears Point. In 2001, he started 28th and finished 41st after engine problems halted his run with 71 laps remaining.

* The No. 7 Sirius Satellite Radio crew tested for the Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Road Atlanta on June 12.

* Atwood has been a roll lately, posting three consecutive best finishes of the season:
o 17th at Lowe's Motor Speedway
o 14th at Dover Speedway
o 11th at Pocono Raceway

Autograph Appearance
Who: Casey Atwood
Driver of the No. 7 Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge Intrepid R/T
When: Saturday, June 22
Immediately following the NASCAR Featherlite and Russell races (approximately 3 p.m.)
Where: Sirius Satellite Radio Rhythm of the Road Tour Sears Point Raceway

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