J.D. Byrider, North America's largest used-car franchise, will partner with Las Vegas Motor Speedway to sponsor the J.D. Byrider Las Vegas Outlaws Nationals. The sprint-car event will coincide with the annual NASCAR Weekend and will take place Feb. 28 and March 1.

"We are thrilled to have J.D. Byrider back as a sponsor of our World of Outlaws event this spring," said Chris Powell, LVMS president and general manager.

"J.D. Byrider has been a strong supporter of the World of Outlaws since 2001, and we¿re extremely proud that it has aligned itself with our speedway and our great city."

J.D. Byrider also sponsored the World of Outlaws event at LVMS in March of 2001. The 2003 event will take place in conjunction with a national meeting of

J.D. Byrider franchisees in Las Vegas from March 1-4.

"This is a great opportunity to promote the J.D. Byrider brand, the World of Outlaws and provide an opportunity for our franchisees to spend time with our racing team¿ said Jim England, president of J.D. Byrider Advertising Group, Inc. ¿We have already aligned ourselves with what we feel is the best team in the series with 2001 World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski and Tony Stewart Motorsports. To be able to place our name on an event with the prestige of the spring Las Vegas Outlaws Nationals is another major step in raising the visibility of our company through the World of Outlaws."

J.D. Byrider has nearly 150 dealerships across America, including a newly opened dealership on Fremont Street in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK), a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. In addition to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, SMI owns and operates the following premiere facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., and Texas Motor Speedway. SMI also provides event souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiary.