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Volkswagen Announces Return of Racers Foust and Speed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen Announces Return of Racers Foust and Speed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show


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Contact: Mark Bilek
Senior Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632
Email: mbilek@drivechicago.com


Contact: Jennifer Morand
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Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6084
Cell: (630) 391-1986
Email: jmorand@drivechicago.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2015) – Volkswagen announced Tanner Foust and Scott Speed are returning in 2015 to the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team.  The team will compete this year with two Volkswagen Beetle GRC race cars.  

Scott Speed returns after three victories in the 2014 and will run the Beetle GRC for the full 2015 schedule.  Tanner Foust will again be racing the Rockstar Energy Drink Beetle GRC, which features all-wheel drive to handle the difficult tracks, 550 horsepower and a turbocharged racing engine. Foust’s vehicle is on display through the duration of the Chicago Auto Show.

“The last couple races we got to run our new, beautiful beetle and the results were amazing,” said Scott Speed. Volkswagen held an autograph session with Foust and Speed after the news conference. Attendees were challenged to beat Foust and Speed in an interactive video game driving the new cars.

To watch complete coverage of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. The manufacturer press conferences are also available at www.youtube.com/chicagoautoshow. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.

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About the Chicago Auto Show

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Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

The 2015 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs

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