CARQUEST FINDS ITS GATEWAY INTO NASCAR RACING SPONSORSHIP
Carquest Auto Parts signed a three-year deal to become
the title sponsor of the NASCAR Busch Grand Nat'l at the
Gateway International Raceway in IL, according to Ken
Roberts of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. The Carquest Auto
Parts 250 will be televised nationally by CBS on October 17.
Gateway Int'l Raceway President/GM Rod Wolter announced that
5,000 seats will be added to the backstretch of the 1.25-
mile oval, increasing attendance from last year's sellout
crowd of 52,000 (Ken Roberts, POST-DISPATCH, 1/10).