Marketing partnership extended for 10 more years

ATLANTA -- The Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest beverage
maker, said Friday it has extended for another 10 years a
partnership with NASCAR that allows it to use the auto racing
body's name and logo in its advertising.

Financial terms of the deal between the Atlanta-based company
and NASCAR were not disclosed.

The new deal extends a 10-year deal between the two sides that
was to expire this year, Coca-Cola spokeswoman Susan Stribling
said. The new deal runs through 2017.

Besides using the NASCAR name and logo in its marketing, the
deal also allows Coca-Cola to describe its different soft drink and
water brands as the official nonalcoholic drinks of NASCAR,
Stribling said.

The extension of the company's partnership with NASCAR follows a
deal announced in July that will give Coca-Cola the exclusive soft
drink and water marketing and pouring rights at 10 racetracks by