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Robby Gordon to Race on Behalf of Special Olympics at Talladega

ATLANTA (March 31, 2003) — Sporting a Special Olympics Team USA paint scheme on his race car, Robby Gordon will drive Richard Childress Racing’s (RCR) No. 31 Cingular Wireless Chevrolet for a good cause on April 6 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

To launch Cingular’s fourth year of supporting Special Olympics, Cingular will donate $100 to the organization for every lap completed and an additional $1,000 for each lap that Gordon leads in the Aaron’s 499. If Gordon wins the race, Cingular will donate $100,000 to Special Olympics.

The promotion will help to support Special Olympics Team USA athletes who will compete at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin, Ireland, June 21-29. The games will showcase the athletic skills, courage and dignity of 7,500 athletes with mental retardation from more than 150 countries around the world.

Five Special Olympics Alabama athletes will be the VIP guests of Cingular Wireless and Gordon at Talladega. Gordon has invited them to pit row to cheer him on from the sidelines in his specially painted No. 31 race car with a Special Olympics Team USA logo splashed across the car. Special Olympics athletes attending are: Elizabeth Bronold, Dothan, Ala.; Michael Crunkelton, Huntsville, Ala.; Brandi Deese, Dothan, Ala.; Joseph Gann, Prattville, Ala. and Dossie King, Montgomery, Ala.

Cingular Wireless, an official partner of Special Olympics USA and an official sponsor of Special Olympics Team USA, has raised more than $28.1 million for the organization over the past three years. Cingular’s fundraising effort is the largest partnership in Special Olympics history.

“This is one of Cingular’s many initiatives for Special Olympics. As an athlete, Robby knows all too well how much training, hard work and determination goes into competition,” said Marc Lefar, Cingular’s chief marketing officer. “Cingular is confident Robby will end up in Victory Lane, allowing us to successfully launch our 2003 Special Olympics fundraising efforts, and to help Special Olympics Team USA athletes train and participate in the 2003 World Games.”

“Cingular and I both believe in the mission of Special Olympics,” said Gordon. “Realizing that my success at the Talledega Superspeedway this week can have a direct impact on the organization and can benefit Special Olympics athletes gives me more incentive than ever to win.”

Special Olympics is an international year-round program of sports training and competition for individuals with mental retardation. More than one million athletes in over 150 countries train and compete in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides people with mental retardation continuing opportunities to develop fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and friendship with other athletes, their families and the community. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. Visit Special Olympics online at www.specialolympics.org or on AOL (Keyword: Special Olympics).

Cingular Wireless, a joint venture between SBC Communications (NYSE – SBC) and BellSouth (NYSE – BLS), serves more than 22 million voice and data customers across the United States. A leader in mobile voice and data communications, Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover, the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Cingular provides cellular/PCS service in 43 of the top 50 markets nationwide, and provides corporate e-mail and other advanced data services through its GPRS and Mobitex packet data networks. Details of the company are available at www.cingular.com.