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Search Engine, Ask.com, Clarifies NASCAR Partnership

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 01:52

Oakland, California - January 20, 2009 - - Search engine, Ask.com, and operating business of IAC, has issued clarification with regard to its recent announcement concerning the Hall of Fame Racing Agreement. The arrangement involves Ask as the primary sponsor of the No. 96 Ask Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Mary Osako, SVP Worldwide Communications at Ask.com remarked, ''To clarify, Ask.com will be the primary sponsor on the No. 96 car in 18 of the first 21 races, but the overall agreement with Hall of Fame Racing entails the purchase of primary sponsorship rights to 29 races in total for the 2009 season. We apologize for any confusion.''

Hall of Fame Racing was formed by Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman and ran its first race with the #96 DLP HDTV Chevrolet with driver Terry Labonte in the 2006 Daytona 500, finishing 17th. Jeff Moorad and Tom Garfinkel purchased majority interest of the team in August of 2007, bringing years of successful sports management experience in and out of racing. In 2009, Hall of Fame Racing has teamed up with Yates Racing to field the No. 96 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Ask.com is an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq:IACI). The Ask Network of sites is the 11th largest Internet property in the world, with more than 160 million worldwide unique monthly users, according to November 2008 comScore data. Ask.com syndicates its search technology and advertising solutions to a network of affiliate partners.

To learn more about Ask.com, please visit: www.ask.com.

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