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O’Reilly Auto Parts to sponsor fall event at zMax Dragway
O     ’Reilly Auto Parts has agreed
      to a multiyear deal to become
the title-rights sponsor of the 3rd
                                        Pomona, Houston, Topeka, and
                                        Dallas. O’Reilly Auto Parts also has
                                        naming rights to historic O’Reilly
                                                                                partners in O’Reilly Auto Parts
                                                                                with the event in the fall should
                                                                                make for a wonderful experience
                                                                                                                            “This is a great win for
                                                                                                                         everyone involved, and we’re
                                                                                                                         certainly excited to welcome a
annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA         Raceway Park at Indianapolis,           for our loyal fans in the                new partner to zMax Dragway,”
Nationals at zMax Dragway, Sept.        home to the largest and most            Southeast.”                              said Marcus Smith, Charlotte
16-19.                                  prestigious drag racing event in the       zMax Dragway is on the grounds        Motor Speedway president and
    The O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA        world, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals     of Charlotte Motor Speedway and is       general manager. “O’Reilly has a
Nationals is the second of six          presented by Lucas Oil.                 owned and operated by Speedway           great relationship with Speedway
races in the NHRA Full Throttle            “zMax Dragway is one of the          Motorsports Inc. The “Bellagio of        Motorsports and NHRA, and
Countdown to 1, NHRA’s playoff-         sport’s finest facilities,” said Gary   dragstrips” is home to two NHRA          they’re a natural fit as the title
style format to determine the           Darcy, NHRA senior vice                 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series         sponsor to one of the NHRA’s
world champions in each of its          president of sales and marketing.       events, including the NHRA Four-         premier stops at the sport’s
four Full Throttle Series classes.      “And aligning one of our finest         Wide Nationals.                          premier facility.”
Auto Parts is
excited to title a
fifth event in
2010 with the
NHRA, and we’re
looking forward
to our first event
at zMax
Dragway,” said
Wes Wise, O’Reilly Auto Parts
director of marketing. “With 82
stores and a 300,000-square-foot
distribution center serving North
Carolina, O’Reilly is in a perfect
position to sponsor this event.”
    Few would argue O’Reilly Auto
Parts’ long-term commitment to
NHRA. The auto-parts giant
maintains title-rights sponsorship of
four additional NHRA Full Throttle
Drag Racing Series events, in

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