WIX Filters Gives Race Fans A Chance To Get In The Winner`s Circle

Tuesday, 25 February 2003

WIX Filters is giving NASCAR fans a chance to get close to the hottest stars in the Winston Cup Winner’s Circle.

WIX Filters, the only filter officially licensed by NASCAR, continues to build its relationship with the fastest-growing sport in America by offering fans a chance to win more than 3,500 fantastic vacations – including the grand prize of a single winner and a guest traveling to six NASCAR races. Fans can register for the WIX/SMI Ultimate Speedway Tour Sweepstakes by filling out an entry form at any auto parts store selling WIX Filters.

As part of the Sweepstakes, WIX and Speedway Motorsports, Inc. are offering the grand prize winner and a guest one Winston Cup Weekend at each SMI facility in 2004 – Atlanta, Bristol, Las Vegas, Lowe’s, Infineon and Texas. This prize includes two suite, garage and pit passes to all of the above events, two round-trip airline tickets to each event, four days and three nights hotel accommodations, rental car for four days and a photograph with the winner of each race in the Winner’s Circle.

“We are excited about continuing our partnership with Speedway Motorsports, Inc. to bring the thrill of NASCAR even closer to our loyal customers,” said Bruce Johnston, brand manager for Wix Filtration products. “Our auto parts store customers are also looking forward to this promotion and the consumer traffic that it will drive into their locations.”

Sponsored by WIX Filters, the SMI Ultimate Speedway Tour Sweepstakes is also offering 1,500 first-place prizes: three-day, two-night Caribbean Cruise for two to the Grand Bahama Island in 2004; and 2,000 second-place prizes: three-day, two-night Florida mini vacation in 2004.

Sweepstakes entry forms are available at auto parts stores where WIX Filters are sold and at SMI’s six speedway facilities. Fans can also register online at www.wixfilters.com, www.goprn.com and www.gospeedway.com. Entries must be received by December 31, 2003.

Since 1939, Wix has been an innovator in filtration products. Wix designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX is the # 1 filter in NASCAR and the only filter Officially Licensed by NASCAR. Wix Filtration Products is part of Dana Corporation's Automotive Aftermarket Group, one of the world's largest independent suppliers to vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. WIX Filter's Internet address is www.wixfilters.com.

Dana Corporation is a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of value-added products and systems for automotive, commercial, and off-highway vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. The company employs more than 60,000 people worldwide. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, Dana operates hundreds of technology, manufacturing, and customer service facilities in 30 countries. The company reported 2002 sales of $9.5 billion.

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