Earnhardt Jr. Online Chat
GRAND BLANC, Mich., May 5/PRNewswire
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).
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
"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." 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.
"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."
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.
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.
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