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Windstream to Host Families, Soldiers for Windstream Pole Night at Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 17, 2010

MATTHEWS, N.C., May 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN) will host 7,500 local families and members of the military at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27 as NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers vie for top standings at the annual Windstream Pole Night.

Windstream will provide 2,500 tickets to soldiers and military families at Fort Bragg and XVIII Airborne Corps for the third consecutive year.

In its local communities, Windstream also will be making "Neighborhood Pit Stops" in the brand's vintage 1953 green pickup truck, handing out free four-pack Pole Night tickets and ice cream at the following events:

  • May 18 – 4 p.m.-5 p.m.    Boys & Girls Club of Our Town, Davidson, N.C.
  • May 20 – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.    Thursday on Main Music Series, Veterans Park, Kannapolis, N.C.
  • May 20 – 6 p.m.-9 p.m.    Union Street Live, Historic Courthouse Lawn, Concord, N.C.
  • May 21 – 5 p.m.-8 p.m.    Concord Mills Mall, AMC Theater Parking Lot
  • May 22 – 4 p.m.-8 p.m.    Cruising Downtown Concord, Union Street, South and Market Street, Concord, N.C.
  • May 23 – 1 p.m.-5 p.m.    Joey Logano Fan Day, Extreme Ice Center, Indian Trail, N.C.

In addition, local NASCAR enthusiasts can pick-up free ticket four-packs at the following Windstream retail stores beginning May 17: Albemarle, China Grove, Concord, Indian Trail, and Kannapolis.  

Limit one four-pack of tickets per person while supplies last.

"We are very excited to provide the dedicated service men and women of Fort Bragg and local families the opportunity to enjoy a night off as Windstream celebrates the official kick-off of the Coca Cola 600," said Stacy Hale, division vice president of operations for Windstream in North Carolina.

For more details on ticket availability or Windstream Pole Night activities, please visit  You also can follow Windstream on Twitter for company news and live updates at

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Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq:WIN), headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., is an S&P 500 company with communications operations in 21 states and about $3.7 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition digital TV services. The company also offers a wide range of IP-based voice and data services and advanced phone systems and equipment to businesses and government agencies. For more information about Windstream, visit

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