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Sponsors spending big to get exposure

...would be worth more than $414 million, according to the Detroit News. Other big winners include series sponsor Nextel Communications with nearly 2,500 mentions worth $235 million and Ford Motor Co. with more than 800 mentions worth $194 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/25/nas_4566.shtml
Nascar
Service has no plans to merge

...down the line. The Impact: In recent weeks, SBC announced it would acquire AT&T Corp. Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. announced a merger agreement in December. On Monday, Verizon Communications Inc. said it is acquiring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/15/bus_442855.shtml
Business
Sprint acquiring Nextel in $35 billion deal

NEW YORK - The $35 billion merger of Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. could challenge Cingular Wireless and Verizon Wireless for supremacy in a ruthlessly competitive business where prices are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/16/bus_437287.shtml
Business
NASCAR: Sprint-Nextel merger won't harm Cup series

...changes to its top-tier racing series following the merger between telecommunications giant Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. But what long-term effects the merger will have on the Nextel Cup Series - including a possible name change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/16/nas_437336.shtml
Nascar
NASCAR lifts ban on liquor sponsorship

...its top division from cigarette-maker Reynolds American Inc.'s Winston brand to telecommunications giant Nextel Communications Inc. NASCAR is also making an effort to attract more families, by reaching out beyond its traditionally male...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/11/nas_434109.shtml
Nascar
Running convention takes mix of technologies

...including the train tunnels underneath the arena. Much of the equipment will stay afterward. Verizon Wireless and Nextel Communications Inc. have trucks equipped with cellular transmitters on standby for any emergencies. Hewlett-Packard Co...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/02/liv_427262.shtml
Life & style
Atlanta getting SAFER barriers

...sponsor Nextel hopes to help get voters to the polls for the presidential election in November. With that in mind, Nextel Communications is introducing "Race to the Polls," a nonpartisan voter registration program designed to encourage and mobilize...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/19/nas_425766.shtml
Nascar
Fans flock to race to show spirit

...sanctioning body knows next year might prove to be the most-pivotal in the 25-year history of the race. By then, Nextel Communications will likely assert itself more in the decision-making process and that could mean a switch to the Richmond International...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/23/nas_416518.shtml
Nascar
Tech stocks lead late-day selloff

...adjusted its quarterly revenue estimates upward after Wednesday's session, was down 90 cents at $41.56. Nextel Communications, considered a prime acquisition target in the wireless industry, shed $1.07 to $27.55 despite posting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/20/fin_405221.shtml
Finance
AT&T Wireless board meets to discuss latest bids

...said. Other potential suitors were NTT DoCoMo of Japan, which already owns 16 percent of AT&T Wireless, and Nextel Communications of Reston, Va. However, only Cingular and Vodafone made bids by Friday's deadline set by AT&T Wireless...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/17/bus_404838.shtml
Business