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redarrow.gif (62 bytes)Earnhardt Jr. Online Chat Session
GRAND BLANC, Mich., May 5/PRNewswire

spacerwhite.gif (835 bytes)ACDelco will give NASCAR(R) fans around the world a chance to talk racing with one of its newest stars, Dale Earnhardt Jr., during a unique online audio chat session on the ACDelco Web site (http://www.acdelco.com).
spacerwhite.gif (835 bytes)The chat will be held Tuesday, June 1 from 8 to 9 p.m. EDT, and will use cutting-edge technology to allow visitors to hear Earnhardt Jr.'s responses as well as read them. "Using the latest online technology, we are pleased to offer this exciting audio chat with one of the most successful and popular drivers in racing today," says Ken Robinson, director of advertising and sales promotion for GM Service Parts Operations (SPO).
spacerwhite.gif (835 bytes)"This chat will be a first for ACDelco because it will allow participants to type in questions and have them read to Dale Jr. by an interviewer.  Fans will be able to hear why we believe his dedication, hard work and dependability really exemplify what ACDelco stands for." spacerwhite.gif (835 bytes)spacerwhite.gif (835 bytes)Earnhardt Jr., the 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Champion, will take a break from the track to chat with fans about his championship season, the future and what he's learned from his father, Dale Earnhardt, a seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion.
spacerwhite.gif (835 bytes)"Because of my hectic schedule, I don't always have as much time as I'd like to meet with fans and just talk," says Earnhardt Jr. "An online chat allows me to show my appreciation to loyal fans and to my sponsor at the same time."
spacerwhite.gif (835 bytes)Visitors who are unable to view the live chat and have questions for Earnhardt Jr. can post them to the site prior to the chat, then visit the chat archives afterward to read the transcript of questions and answers.  For more information about utilizing the audio functionality, please visit the ACDelco Web site chat page for instructions.
spacerwhite.gif (835 bytes)The chat, which will take place simultaneously on the ACDelco and GM Goodwrench Service Plus (www.gmgoodwrench.com) Web sites, is part of an ongoing schedule that has included personalities such as Clint Black, Jeff Gordon and Jimmy Houston.  Check the chat section of the ACDelco Web site periodically for additions to the 1999 chat schedule. ACDelco is part of SPO, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Mich.  SPO markets automotive replacement parts and accessories worldwide under the GM and ACDelco brand names.  For more information, visit the ACDelco web site at http://www.acdelco.com.
spacerwhite.gif (835 bytes)CONTACT: Darcy Traynor, 810-606-3114, fax, 810-606-3130, or Jill Witzenburg, 810-606-3101, fax, 810-606-3110, both of ACDelco Web site: http://media.gm.com Web site: http://www.gmgoodwrench.com  Web site: http://www.acdelco.com 

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