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Companies Join Sponsor Lineup Of Baltimore Grand Prix

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Indianapolis, Apr. 2, 2011: Ten sponsors have joined the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix on Sept. 2-4.

Philadelphia-based transportation fuels provider Sunoco will be the official fuel partner and the official pit lane sponsor for the Baltimore Grand Prix.

"As a leading manufacturer of race fuels for more than 40 years, Sunoco is proud to be a part of the Baltimore Grand Prix," said Bob Owens, Sunoco's senior vice president of marketing. "It promises to be a challenging race for the drivers and a thrilling race for the fans. We are pleased that our fuel will power every car on the course."

Maryland- based GEICO is one of the nation's leading auto insurers, insuring more than 16 million vehicles and employing 24,000 associates across the country.

Serving as the official airline of the race is Air Tran, a Fortune 1000 airline that has been ranked the No. 1 low cost carrier for the last three years in the Airline Quality Rating study.

Fans at the BGP will enjoy a wide variety of leading spirits, including, Tequila Patron, Bacardi Rums, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Grey Goose Vodkas and Jagermeister.

Other event partners include: Transamerica/AEGON, Greenspring Energy, Enoch Office Products, HVM Racing, Baltimore's Marriott Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Court Hotel and Hyatt Hotel.

"Our sponsors are an integral part of this event," said Jay Davidson, president and CEO of the Baltimore Grand Prix. "These companies understand the value of being involved in local communities and supporting events that will generate revenues for the businesses in those areas."

The racetrack encompasses a two-mile temporary street circuit, traveling through the heart of downtown, past the scenic Inner Harbor and racing around Camden Yards.