Hank Parker Jr to race No. 91 at Rockingham

USG to sponsor Evernham Motorsports No. 91 Dodge Intrepid R/T in Rockingham. ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (Oct. 28, 2002) -- USG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of building materials for the construction and remodeling industries, will be the primary ...

Hank Parker Jr to race No. 91 at Rockingham

USG to sponsor Evernham Motorsports No. 91 Dodge Intrepid R/T in Rockingham.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (Oct. 28, 2002) -- USG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of building materials for the construction and remodeling industries, will be the primary sponsor on the Evernham Motorsports No. 91 Dodge Intrepid R/T for this weekend's NASCAR Winston Cup race -- Pop Secret 400 at North Carolina Speedway.

The USG No. 91 Evernham Motorsports Dodge Intrepid R/T that will compete in the Pop Secret 400 in Rockingham; Hank Parker Jr. will drive the car.
Photo by USG/DMF Communications.

As was announced by Evernham Motorsports, NASCAR Busch Series standout Hank Parker Jr. will drive the car as an ongoing research and development commitment to Dodge. It will be a double-duty weekend for Parker. Along with making his first Winston Cup entry, he will also compete in Saturday's Sam's Club 200 Busch race.

Parker, 28, has been a Busch Series regular since 1999. He currently drives the No. 36 Dodge Intrepid R/T for Busch Series team owner Wayne Jesel. Parker's 2002 record includes: 31 starts, one win (Pikes Peak International Raceway), two top fives and seven top tens. The Denver, N.C. driver is 15th in the Busch Series standings with two races remaining.

"It's pretty incredible to get this kind of support from a company as respected as USG," said Parker. "It's an honor to be a part of Ray's research and development program with Dodge and I certainly appreciate their support and now the support of USG. With the USG colors on the No. 91 Dodge, it should be a rock solid weekend."

The USG logo will be displayed on the red, white and blue No. 91 Dodge along with three of the company's flagship brands -- SHEETROCK® (drywall), DUROCK® (cement board tile backer) and DONN® (ceiling suspension system).

"USG has been a supporter of NASCAR for several years as the official building materials supplier," said Fareed Khan, vice president, marketing USG Building Systems. "We are excited about supporting Hank Parker Jr.'s introduction into the Winston Cup Series. "The Rock" could not be a better race for us given the nice tie-in with our key brands -- SHEETROCK®, DUROCK®, FIBEROCK® and DONN®."

"We welcome this partnership with USG," said Ray Evernham, president and CEO Evernham Motorsports. "The Evernham Motorsports research and development operation is essential to remaining on the cutting edge of innovation in our sport and our alliance with USG is a perfect fit. As a leader and innovator with highly successful brands for the construction and remodeling industries, our partnership with USG allows us to further enhance Evernham Motorsports commitment to excellence with our Dodge research and development program."

USG Corporation, based in Chicago, is a Fortune 500 company with subsidiaries which are market leaders in their key product groups: gypsum wallboard, joint compound and related gypsum products; cement board; gypsum fiber panels; ceiling panels and grid; and building products distribution. For more information about USG Corporation, visit the USG home page at www.usg.com.

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