DFW Race Fans, Start Your Engines At Verizon Wireless

WHAT:Attention, racing fans: burn rubber to Verizon Wireless in DFW to enjoy the full NASCAR experience. Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger in Fort Worth and McKinney.

North Texans can also enjoy a number of NASCAR activities such as testing their ability to change a real NASCAR tire with a live air gun.

Fans are also encouraged to bring their no-longer used cell phones and accessories to the events as donations to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program, benefitting local survivors of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Verizon Wireless customers in Fort Worth and McKinney will receive $12 off any wireless phone (with new two year activation) the day the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger is at each respective store. Also, the two stores will waive activation fees for three days, starting the day the car is at the store.

WHEN/WHERE:2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Lake Worth Verizon Wireless Communications Store3510 N.W. Centre Dr., Ste 100 Fort Worth, TX 76153 (817-238-1475)

2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2009McKinney Verizon Wireless Communications Store2035 N. Central Expy., Ste 620 McKinney, TX 75070 (972-542-5947)

BACKGROUND:Verizon Wireless is the primary sponsor on the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger driven by award-winning driver Justin Allgaier.

MEDIA:News media may contact Audrey Lundy at 972-444-5516 for more information.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.