Grand-Am Cup Teams Featured in Commericals, Car Shows and Magazines This Month

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DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – While all the Grand-Am Cup teams have been busy with race preparations, some teams’ schedules have been extra packed as they participate in both on-track and off-track events. In-between races, three Grand-Am Cup teams have crammed a little more into their schedule and this month will be highlighted on television, in magazines and in car shows.

Team Lexus Goes Hollywood Just before running at Watkins Glen International last month, Team Lexus was out in Hollywood filming a television commercial for the Lexus IS300 and invited Sport Touring I rival Villaconn International to join them. The commercial, titled “5th & Elm”, will begin airing on network television next week on Monday, July 22nd and is scheduled to air through Sunday, August 4th. It features Team Lexus drivers Chuck Goldsborough and Andy Lally and Villaconn driver Al Villamil. You can catch the first broadcasts of the commercial featuring Team Lexus next week on:

* Monday, July 22nd on CBS during “Everybody Loves Raymond” (8-9 p.m. ET) * Tuesday, July 23rd on CBS during “Late Show with David Letterman” (11:35 p.m. – 12:35 a.m. ET) * Wednesday, July 24th on NBC “48 Hours” (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET) * Wednesday, July 24th on NBC during “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (11:35 p.m. – 12:35 a.m. ET) * Thursday, July 25th on ABC during “Nightline” (11:35 p.m. – 12:05 a.m. ET) * Friday, July 26th on NBC during “Law and Order SVU” (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET) * Sunday, July 28th on NBC during “Dateline” (7 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET)

King of the Sporty Compact eXtravaganza The King Motorsports Acura Integras will be one of the features at the 1st Annual Sporty Compact eXtravaganza this Friday, July 19th at the Horizon Audio Center in Canton, Ohio. “The sport compact scene continues to grow and grow, and to have our King Motorsports Acuras as the featured cars of the event is really cool. It will be fun to hang out with so many really enthusiastic sport compact owners and fans,” said driver Wayne Nonnamaker.

Enthusiasts of the new Sport Compact scene will be treated to a full night of cool cars and hot sounds, with the action kicking off with a judged Compact Car Show. The event will also include a National dB Drag event series competing to see whose car has the best stereo decibel system and a neon lights contest. Additional information about the event is available online at

Shark Sighting in Motor Trend Hyundai Motorsports is featured in the July issue of Motor Trend magazine in a side-by-side comparison of its #6 Hyundai Tiburon from Grand-Am Cup and the new 2003 Hyundai Tiburon slated for release later this year. While testing at California’s Buttonwillow Raceway Park, the Hyundai team invited Motor Trend over for a test drive in its race car. Writer Chris Walton details the test drive in the race car and street car in the four-page spread titled ‘Shark Attack.’

The Motor Trend article featuring the Hyundai Motorsports team is available online at The team is also featured on the “Motor Trend Television” show on SPEED Channel.

Grand-Am Cup will next travel to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the CART Grand Prix weekend, Aug. 8-10. Tickets are currently on sale for the event and may be purchased online at


Toyota Motorsports

Julie Alfonso

(310) 468-5017

Lexus Public Relations

Nancy Hubbell

(310) 468-3282

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