April 2005

Racing sponsor shows diversity

Houston, TX— Jesus Hernandez will represent Waste Management, Inc. as the newest member of its NASCAR racing team. The 23-year-old Fresno, California, resident will drive the No. 17 Waste Management Ford in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series for Belnavis Racing in the Drive for Diversity program for the 2005 season. Hernandez joins Matt Kenseth and Bill Lester to complete Team Waste Management Racing.

Waste Management will support Hernandez through the Drive for Diversity program in 2005. Drive for Diversity is recognized as NASCAR’s on-track diversity initiative. It’s a program created and managed by Access Marketing & Communications.

Hernandez will be in 20 races from April 2 through September 24 at the Motor Mile Raceway in Radford, Virginia.

Prior to his selection, Jesus dominated each new series he entered - capturing Rookie of the Year honors in both the Junior Grand American Modified in 1998 and the Grand American Modified in 2000.

During the 2005 season, Waste Management will also sponsor Matt Kenseth, driving the No. 17 Waste Management car in the NASCAR Busch Series, as well as Kenseth’s No. 17 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car as an associate sponsor. Waste Management further supports the diversification of motor racing through its sponsorship of driver Bill Lester, a tremendous ambassador for diversity and for NASCAR. Lester will drive the Waste Management No. 22 Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series throughout 2005.

The company provides waste and recycling services to a many racetracks. and is involved at the local level as a service provider for many Weekly Series tracks.

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