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Circuit of The Americas™ CEO welcomes U.S.-based Haas Formula racing team to Formula 1™ - NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas commits to joining F1™ field

AUSTIN, Texas (April 14, 2014) – Circuit of The Americas president and chief executive officer Jason Dial today provided this statement upon confirmation that Gene Haas, co-founder of the title-winning Stewart-Haas NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team, will enter a new team called Haas Formula in the world’s most popular motorsport, Formula 1 racing, sometime in the next two years.

“News that an American team will be joining the ranks of world-class competitors in the Formula 1 paddock is a tremendously positive development for U.S. F1 fans and Circuit of The Americas, which has given the world’s most popular motorsport a permanent home in Austin, Texas,” said Circuit President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Dial. “Since our grand opening in 2012, we’ve enjoyed two successful F1 races, drawing more than half a million fans to our state-of-the-art track. Giving Americans a natural rooting interest through a U.S.-based F1 team is a great way to grow awareness for F1 in our country. We commend the new Haas Formula racing team for this undertaking.”

Tickets for the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, set for Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, are on sale now. Three-day passes start at $169. For tickets and event information, visit www.circuitoftheamericas.com/f1.

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