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Verizon Wireless and Motorola to Sponsor GEM Nationwide Car

Chase Miller
Chase Miller
STATESVILLE, N.C. – Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Verizon Wireless and Motorola will sponsor rookie Chase Miller in seven additional races completing the No. 9 Dodge’s sponsorship schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Verizon Wireless and Motorola will utilize its sponsorship of Gillett Evernham Motorsports and the No. 9 Dodge to reach racing fans both on and off the track in the Nationwide Series through a variety of racing related promotions. The sponsorship also will support the wireless telecommunications products and services related to Verizon Wireless and Motorola throughout 2008 utilizing Miller’s profile as a successful driver with youthful exuberance.

“NASCAR is an exciting and dynamic sport followed by millions of our customers and other consumers,” said Jerry Fountain, President of Carolinas/Tennessee Region for Verizon Wireless. “We’re proud to team up with Motorola and Gillett Evernham Motorsports.”

“Verizon Wireless and Motorola have a long standing relationship and we’re excited to be involved in a sport that will connect with our customers and racing fans,” said Dan Aderhold, Vice President of Business Operations, Motorola – Verizon Wireless Account.

The sponsorship allows Verizon Wireless and Motorola to provide customers with racing themed events by providing giveaways and contests for race tickets and merchandise. Verizon Wireless and Motorola will use this sponsorship to help connect to the people, information, and entertainment to help drive mobility.

“This is fantastic news for me,” said the 21-year-old Miller who expects to race about 15 times in 2008. “My dream has always been to race in NASCAR and when someone gives you an opportunity to race in more Nationwide races it’s like getting the perfect birthday gift. To do it with companies like Verizon Wireless and Motorola makes it even better. I am sure the text messages will start rolling in once they hear about this deal for me.”

Tom Reddin, chief executive officer of Gillett Evernham Motorsports, sees Verizon Wireless and Motorola support as endorsements of the organization's direction.

“At Gillett Evernham Motorsports, we are partnering with world class brands creating tangible ways to help them grow their businesses,” Reddin said. “These two companies definitely fall into the category of world class brands and we are privileged to have a partnership with them.”

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