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Lynchburg, Va. resident is awarded prize of a lifetime from Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman and Alltel Wireless

Wireless customer’s name to appear on Newman’s car during All-Star race

Today, Chris Turner of Lynchburg, Va. received the prize of a lifetime at the grand opening of the new Alltel Wireless retail store in Lynchburg, Va. Ryan Newman, 2008 Daytona 500 Champion and driver of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge, personally invited Turner to “Go Racing” as the winner of Alltel’s “Racing with Ryan” initiative.

As part of the prize, Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, and Newman awarded Turner with a VIP experience during the All-Star race weekend May 16-17. Turner will have a very personal reason to cheer the No. 12 Alltel Team to victory lane, as his name will appear on the quarter panel of Newman’s Alltel Dodge throughout the race weekend.

“Lynchburg is an important market to Alltel Wireless and we’re grateful for the fantastic turnout at today’s grand opening celebration,” said Samira Zebian, director sponsorship marketing for Alltel Wireless. “Alltel prides itself on rewarding its customers with unique experiences that no other wireless provider offers and we’re thrilled Chris is the latest recipient of Alltel’s – Racing with Ryan’ prize.

The grand opening event offered area residents the opportunity to meet Newman, check out a replica of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger, sample Alltel’s latest products and services, navigate the alltelracing.com website and take home prizes commemorating their experience.

“This is a race fan’s dream come true,” said Turner. “Having my name on the side of the race car driven by a Daytona 500 Champion is something I’ll never forget. I can’t wait for my friends and family to see my name on the No. 12 Alltel Dodge as Ryan races around the track.

To find out where the No. 12 Alltel Dodge will make its next pit stop, and for more information on Ryan Newman and the Alltel Race Team, please visit www.alltelracing.com.

Alltel Wireless continues to provide choice and control to the customer’s wireless experience. Alltel recently announced a major expansion to “My Circle,” an industry-defining feature giving customers the freedom of unlimited calling to and from five, 10 or 20 numbers on any network for free. Alltel Wireless was the first to offer Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their calling plans at any time, without extending their current contract. In addition, Alltel offersVoice2TXT, a feature that quickly converts incoming voicemails to text messages in the customer’s inbox.

Alltel is owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network and has more than 12 million customers. For more information about Alltel, please visit www.alltel.com.