California Speedway, Juan Pablo Montoya and Carlos Contreras to Host NASCAR 101...

California Speedway, Juan Pablo Montoya and Carlos Contreras to Host NASCAR 101 Session



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ADVISORY for Thursday, February 22

WHO:

NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya, ESPN Deportes analyst Carlos Contreras and California Speedway.

WHAT:

Will host an informative “NASCAR 101” session for the Spanish- language media in the California community. Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Texaco/Havoline NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car, along with Carlos Contreras, analyst on ESPN Deportes, will meet and greet Spanish-language media in the California market to discuss NASCAR and the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR at California Speedway. Additionally, Montoya and Contreras will be available for media interviews to help promote this weekend’s NASCAR races at California Speedway. Montoya is competing in his first full season with NASCAR, after enjoying a successful career as an open-wheel icon.

Contreras is the first Hispanic to compete in a full NASCAR season and recently joined ESPN Deportes as analyst for the network’s Spanish-language flag-to-flag coverage of the 2007 NASCAR season. He will make his first appearance on ESPN Deportes’ flag-to-flag coverage of the Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Busch Series race at California Speedway on Saturday, February 24.

WHERE:

California Speedway’s Infield Terrace Press Box

9300 Cherry Avenue

Fontana, CA 92335

WHEN:

Thursday, February 22, 2007

TIME:

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHY:

California Speedway would like to invite any and all Spanish-language media in the California area to come out to the track for an informal discussion about NASCAR and the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR at California Speedway this weekend. California Speedway will host three NASCAR races: the San Bernardino 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race (Friday, February 23); the Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Busch Series race (Saturday, February 24) and the Auto Club 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race (Sunday, February 25). A tour of the facility will be offered to those media outlets interested in learning more about California Speedway.

RECEPTION:

An afternoon reception will be provided by California Speedway.

RSVP:

Please RSVP to Aimee Turner, California Speedway Public Relations, at 804-513-0733 (cell) or aturner@rir.com.

Formula PR: Jennifer de Broux, 310.578.7050, deBroux@formulapr.com or ESPN Deportes: Santa Brito, 212.456.0252, santa.brito@espn.com

California Speedway, Juan Pablo Montoya and Carlos Contreras to Host NASCAR 101 Session