Rusty Wallace Teams Up With Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 With GPS Locator to Share His Tips and Tricks of the Road

Posted by bink on March 30 2006, 1:29 PM. Posted in MapPoint.

Rusty WallaceRetired NASCAR driver and premier series champion adds King of the Road Trip to his list of titles.

Rusty Wallace and Microsoft® Streets & Trips 2006 with GPS Locator are teaming up to help families embark on successful and stress-free road trips this spring and summer. While Wallace hung up his racing helmet at the end of the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season, he has hardly put it in park. After driving around in circles for over 20 years, Wallace is now helping travelers explore the open road with a wealth of road trip tips and tricks. From planning ahead with a trip-planning tool like Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 with GPS Locator to taking the time to enjoy the interesting stops along the way, Wallace’s tips — available at http://www.microsoft.com/streets/rustywallace — will help ensure that everyone in the car enjoys the ride this travel season.

Road trips account for 80 percent of leisure travel in the United States, 1 resulting in thousands of families hitting the roads to enjoy the journey, not just the destination. While the road trip experience is a rite of passage for many, it can be a stressful experience, especially when you add kids to the mix. However, with a little planning, creativity and preparation, road trips can be a cherished experience for all, and families will have the upper hand with advice from a pro like Wallace.

“I have spent 33 years racing professionally and have enjoyed every minute behind the wheel,” said Wallace. “Microsoft believes all travelers should have just as much enjoyment on the road as I have, and has developed Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 with GPS Locator to make that possible. It’s exciting to work with a company that approaches the road trip experience the same way I look at racing — with excitement.”

“Rusty Wallace embodies the spirit of the great American road trip, and we are delighted to be working with him,” said Helen Chiang, product manager for Microsoft Streets & Trips. “We look forward to helping families develop road trips they will never forget.”

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