AMD To Sponsor NEXTEL Cup Event

Watkins Glen International President Craig Rust announced today that AMD (NYSE: AMD), a leading global provider of innovative microprocessor solutions, will become title sponsor of the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event at Watkins Glen International. The race will be called "AMD at The Glen," and is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:35 pm on Sunday, August 13. The race will be broadcast live on NBC.

"We are pleased to have a world-class technology leader like AMD as our NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series title sponsor for this year's race," stated Rust. "We look forward to working with them this year as we celebrate 20 years of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racing in New York State."

As the first Official Technology Partner of NASCAR, AMD helps NASCAR improve competition on the race track and enhance the safety of its participants. Earlier this season, AMD and NASCAR unveiled the new Mobile Technology Center (MTC), which houses NASCAR's timing and scoring system and travels to each NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race. The AMD powered command center provides NASCAR with the technology to officiate races with greater speed and accuracy. More information on AMD's motorsports sponsorships can be found at

"As a new sponsor of NASCAR, we are privileged to align ourselves with this iconic racing institution," said Bill LaRosa, corporate vice president, North America and Global Accounts, AMD. "The Glen is more than a raceway; it's a community where generations of fans return year after year. It is known for its challenging turns, unforgettable finishes and AMD is proud to be included in such a rich racing heritage."

AMD, based in Sunnyvale, California, and the State of New York recently announced a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) for AMD to have the option to build a multi-billion dollar fabrication facility located in Luther Forest, New York, an Upstate New York neighbor of Watkins Glen. More information on that announcement can be found at

One of New York State's largest weekend spectator sporting event returns August 10-13 with the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series taking center stage on Sunday in the much-anticipated AMD at The Glen. The NASCAR Busch Series is back for a second straight year to compete in the Zippo 200 on Saturday and the stars of the Rolex Sports Car Series take to the track on Friday night for the Crown Royal 200. Weekend tickets start at only $55.

For tickets fans can call 866-461-RACE, stop by any participating AAA locations or purchase online at

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