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NASCAR Gets Two Triangle-Area Sponsors; Military Vets Keep In Touch Online

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PITTSBORO — NASCARand two Triangle technology companies are teaming up. In addition, there is a new Web site for veterans and people in the military who want to renew ties with long-lost buddies. NxView, Premiere Motorsports Become NASCAR Sponsors

The NASCAR Busch Series draws increasing TV exposure and bigger crowds. That is why sponsors pay big money to put their names on the cars.

NxView Technologiesof Cary and Pittsboro'sPremiere Motorsportswill field a Ford Taurus in 10 upcoming races.

NxView Technologies hopes to get TV exposure and build awareness about its product. Being a sponsor could mean big bucks for the company if NASCAR's big sponsors adopt the company's 3-D technology.

"It's introductions at the right levels with, I think, a level of commitment and understanding about our technology to get people to work on adopting it and integrating it," says Myles Owens III, president of NxView Technologies.

NxView Technologies creates high-end 3-D visualization on the Web. Visitors to its site can get a look at Car 68. They can rotate it, look under the hood and see how roof flaps work during a spin.

Jay Fogleman will drive the NxView car in the team's first race June 10 at South Boston, Va. Military Veterans Can Keep In Touch Online

Veterans and active duty military personnel now have a new way to stay in touch.Military Connectionsis free and offers directories, news stories, photo albums and news of reunions.

Veterans around the world can locate and stay in touch with old shipmates, barracks buddies and crew members.