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Nissan Motorsports Announces 2011 Racer Support Program and 370Z Customer Purchase Race Car

(04.13.2011 , FRANKLIN, Tenn.) Nissan Motorsports today announced its 2011 Racer Support and Contingency Awards Program as well as a newly-available customer purchase 370Z race car prepared by Nismo in Japan.

The Racer Support Parts Program is once again available to any driver competing in a Nissan or Infiniti vehicle. In addition, drivers competing in a number of designated race series and events are eligible for contingency award payouts. Qualifying series or sanctioning bodies include Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Club Racing, World Challenge, Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge, NASA, Lucas Oil Off-Road Series, Traxxas TORC Series, and the Formula Drift Championship.

Drivers must register with Nissan Motorsports in advance for both the Racer Support and Contingency Awards programs and award claims must be submitted no later than 30 days after the event to receive the contingency payments – which range from $250 for a first place finish in Formula Drift, up to $2,000 for a SCCA National Championship in a Sentra, 350Z or 370Z. The top contingency awards in 2011 are $5,000 for a World Challenge or Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge Driver Championship.

Nissan grassroots racers are given a valuable assist through the Racer Support Parts Program, which provides special pricing on Nissan Motorsports Competition or OEM parts. This program requires display of official Nissan and NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International) logos on designated areas of the race car or truck during all competition events. Components purchased through this program are intended for the sole use of Nissan racers on their race vehicles. Copies of the 2011 Racer Support Program and Nissan Motorsports Catalog are available now and can be downloaded at www.nissan4parts.com.

The 370Z racer is built in Japan as a race car by Nismo with a full FIA roll cage, special engine tuning and select Nismo racing components and is eligible for both the World Challenge GTS class and Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge GS class.

For more information on the 370Z race car or the Racer Support and Contingency Awards Programs, contact Nissan Motorsports at 888 833-3225 or nmc.race@nissan-usa.com.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan also sells competition and performance parts through Nissan Motorsports. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.infinitiusa.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

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