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Motel 6 Makes Planning Trips Easier for Motor Sports Fans; Motor Sports Fans Can Now Easily Find Motel 6 Locations near All Major Racing Events.

CARROLLTON, Texas -- Motel 6, the largest corporately owned and operated hotel chain in North America, announced today the launch of the Motel 6 Motorsports Trip Planner, a special Motel 6 Web site feature designed to help motor sports fans plan trips to racing events across the country.

The Motel 6 Motor Sports Trip Planner offers motor sports fans a database with schedules for all major motor sports races along with listings of the closest Motel 6 properties to the corresponding racing venue. For those taking a road trip to a racing event, the Trip Planner also provides directions to the venue and highlights Motel 6 locations along the way. The database allows motor sports fans to search for racing events by date, state and series.

"As a proud sponsor of the National Hot Rod Association, we know first-hand how passionate racing fans are about the sport," said Eric Studer, vice president of advertising and promotions for Motel 6. "We wanted to do something special for our motor sports fans, so we created the Motor Sports Trip Planner to help them make the most out of every motor sport season."

The Trip Planner features information on all major motor sports series, including NASCAR, Busch, NHRA Drag Racing, Indy Racing League and American Le Mans. Some of the featured series on the site include Formula One, AMA, NASCAR Busch and Truck Series, NHRA Powerade Drag Racing, Indy Pro Series the Grand Am Series and more.

For more information on the Motel 6 Trip Planner or to plan your next motor sports trip, please visit www.motel6.com.

About Motel 6

Motel 6 offers a low price and great value at more than 850 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Standard amenities include free local phone calls with no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, phones with data ports, and an expanded cable channel line-up with premium channels including HBO, ESPN and ESPN2. All Motel 6 properties welcome pets, and most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities.

Click 6 Internet bargains are available only at motel6.com. For reservations or information, visit www.motel6.com or call 800-4-MOTEL6.

About Accor North America

Headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, Accor North America operates more than 1,200 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Red Roof Inn, Studio 6 and Motel 6 and the upscale Sofitel and mid-scale Novotel and Ibis hotel locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.accor-na.com.
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