Stamps.com Introduces NASCAR Licensed Postage Featuring Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
LOS ANGELES – December 12, 2006 – Stamps.com® (Nasdaq: STMP), the leading provider of Internet-based postage services, today announced the launch of NASCAR licensed PhotoStamps® featuring postage with unique designs of three legendary NASCAR drivers: Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. A total of nine designs are currently available, three designs for each NASCAR driver. Individuals who order NASCAR PhotoStamps by January 10, 2007 will also receive a unique collectible first-release insignia on their sheet to mark the first-ever release of PhotoStamps featuring NASCAR drivers.
Jeff Gordon possesses 75 career NASCAR victories and is a four-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Champion. The late Dale Earnhardt, a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, was a 2006 inductee into the Automotive Hall of Fame and had 76 series career victories. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., a third-generation NASCAR champion, is a two-time Busch Series champion, and has 17 NASCAR Cup Series wins. NASCAR licensed PhotoStamps are created through licenses with NASCAR, Hendrick Gordon Licensing and Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
“NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the country, and we are excited to combine the excitement and energy of NASCAR with our PhotoStamps product,” said Ken McBride, Stamps.com President and CEO. “NASCAR fans are recognized for their loyalty to their favorite drivers, and we are pleased to start our NASCAR collection with three of the biggest drivers of all time.”
To order NASCAR PhotoStamps, customers can visit www.photostamps.com, choose their NASCAR driver and then select their preferred design. Each specially designed sheet includes a NASCAR insignia, the selected image and signature of the NASCAR driver, and 20 PhotoStamps. NASCAR PhotoStamps are valid postage and can be used just like ordinary postage to mail envelopes, postcards or flats.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), which began in 1948, is the sanctioning body for one of America’s premier sports. NASCAR is the No. 1 spectator sport – holding 17 of the top 20 attended sporting events in the U.S., the No. 2-rated regular season sport on television with broadcasts in more than 150 countries, and has 75 million fans that purchase more than $2.1 billion in annual licensed product sales. These fans are the most brand loyal in all of sports and as a result, more Fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR consists of three major national series (NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series, and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series) as well as eight regional tours and one local grassroots series. NASCAR sanctions 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 35 states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach, NASCAR has offices in Bentonville (Ark.), Charlotte, Concord (N.C.), Conover (N.C.), Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Toronto.
About Stamps.com and PhotoStamps
Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP) is a leading provider of Internet-based postage services. Stamps.com enables small businesses, enterprises, and consumers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a PC, printer and Internet connection, right from their home or office. The Company targets its services to small businesses and home offices, and currently has partnerships with companies including Microsoft, CompUSA, EarthLink, HP, NCR, Office Depot, Vendio and the U.S. Postal Service.
PhotoStamps is a patented Stamps.com product that couples the technology of PC Postage with the simplicity of a web-based image upload and order process. Since launching PhotoStamps for the second market test in May 2005, more than 22 million individual PhotoStamps have been ordered by customers. PhotoStamps is currently available under authorization of the U.S. Postal Service for its third phase market test, with an initial authorization for one year through May 16, 2007 and an option for the Postal Service™ to extend the test for a second year. Photo NetStamps are available under the same market test as PhotoStamps.
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