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CHEAPTICKETS.COM ANNOUNCES ITS SPONSORSHIP OF FRANK CICCI RACING IN THE NASCAR BUSCH SERIES

CHICAGO, IL, July 7, 2006 – CheapTickets.com, a leading online travel agency that knows "the less you pay, the better it feels," today announced its official sponsorship of Frank Cicci Racing, No. 34 car, for the remainder of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series (NBS).

"NASCAR fans travel the country following their favorite drivers, and we want them to be fans of CheapTickets as well," said Randy Wagner, Chief Marketing Officer, CheapTickets.com. "Our involvement in the NASCAR Busch Series, which has a rich tradition in motorsport racing, is a perfect match for us to reach our customers."

CheapTickets.com has signed on as primary sponsor of Frank Cicci Racing, with driver Kevin LePage, at the Chicagoland 300 Race at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. The race airs Saturday, July 8 at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT on TNT.

LePage, who is a veteran in both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series', will drive a Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. The car will be wrapped in CheapTickets branding, including the websites colors and prominently featuring the company's logo (click here to see sketches of the car). Additionally, CheapTickets.com is an associate level sponsor for ten races within the NBS including:

 

  • Daytona Firecracker Race, June 30
  • Indianapolis Raceway, August 5
  • Watkins Glen International, August 12
  • Michigan International Speedway, August 19
  • Bristol Motor Speedway, August 25
  • Dover International Speedway, September 23
  • Lowe's Motor Speedway, October 13
  • Texas Motor Speedway, November 4
  • Phoenix International Speedway, November 11
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway, November 18

"We are very fortunate to be partnering with a top online travel agency such as CheapTickets.com," said Frank Cicci Founder of Frank Cicci Racing. "We feel this partnership is beneficial to both companies and look forward to bringing home many victories with the #34 CheapTickets Chevrolet."

Also through the sponsorship, rousing fans of the NASCAR Busch Series will have the ability to book travel to exciting NBS events through CheapTickets.com via the Frank Cicci Racing website for the rest of the 2006 season (www.frankcicciracing.net).

About CheapTickets

CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com) is a leading seller of discounted leisure travel products online through its Web site, www.cheaptickets.com. CheapTickets provides consumers access to its collection of airfares on hundreds of airlines. In addition to air, CheapTickets' family of discounted travel products also includes hotel accommodations, cruises, rental cars, vacation packages, condo rentals and Last Minute Trips. Founded in 1986, CheapTickets is a Travelport Inc. brand. Travelport (www.travelport.com) is one of the largest and most geographically diverse travel companies, dedicated to creating the exceptional travel experiences the world demands.

Media Contact:
Marita Hudson
312-260-8304
marita.hudson@cheaptickets.com

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