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Fans Will Experience the Latest in Innovative Technology at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 5, 2014

WHAT:

The Verizon IndyCar Series comes to Texas Motor Speedway the first weekend in June and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is prepared to provide a top wireless performance for fans.





WHEN:

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.





WHERE:

Texas Motor Speedway


3545 Lone Star Circle


Fort Worth, TX 76177





WHO: 

Verizon Wireless is the operator of the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.




The Verizon IndyCar Series features racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits, offering its international lineup of drivers the most diverse challenges in motorsports.




Texas Motor Speedway is one of the largest sports stadiums in the country with a crowd capacity in excess of 200,000. Known as "The Great American Speedway!," the 1.5-mile superspeedway plays host to races in world-renowned series, including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series and the Verizon IndyCar Series.





BACKGROUND:

Verizon was recently named the title sponsor of the IndyCar Series, bringing a high level of innovation and technology to IndyCar's growing audience.




In anticipation of the large number of attendees at this weekend's event, Verizon has deployed three Cells on Light Truck (COLT) with both LTE, including XLTE coverage.  There is also a dedicated single site for the Fan Village to enhanced data performance. These deployments represent 180 percent more capacity than last year's IndyCar race at Firestone.




Verizon recently expanded its XLTE technology to more Texas locations, including Fort Worth, to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services for customers.




These enhancements mean more IndyCar fans, media and local residents can enjoy high-speed 4G LTE data on their smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices to send pictures and texts, post tweets, search for and watch news on their favorite drivers, and access the INDYCAR 14 app.




Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is changing the way people and businesses communicate and innovate, enabling them to wirelessly connect more and more with new solutions in healthcare, entertainment, education and more.




For additional details on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network visit http://verizonwireless.com/lte. To see how the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is impacting customers and businesses across the country, visit the Verizon Wireless News Center.




To see the full IndyCar Series 2014 schedule visit IndyCar.com/schedule.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.  As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 103.3 million retail customers, including 97.3 million retail postpaid customers.  Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Audrey Lundy 
Verizon Wireless
972.444.5516
audrey.lundy@verizonwireless.com
@VZWAudrey on Twitter

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