2005 NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart's Racing Team to Headline SME''s Manufacturing for Performance


DEARBORN, Mich., November 22, 2005 Tony Stewart Racing, whose
owner Tony Stewart just wrapped up the 2005 NASCAR Championship this
past weekend, will headline the show floor at the Society of Manufacturing
Engineers (SME) new motorsports event, Manufacturing for Performance".
The conference and exposition will be held January 23-25, 2006 at the
Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Stewart's team, which is a passion
for the versatile NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion, will be featured on
the show floor on January 24-25 at The Performance Theater.

"The competition level is so tight right now - any extra bit of speed or
performance you can squeeze out of your car can be the difference between
wining or losing," said Stewart. "That's why I'm glad SME is bringing the
Manufacturing for Performance" event to Indianapolis. Now motorsports
manufacturers and race teams can see all the latest manufacturing processes
and technologies so necessary in maintaining a winning edge right in their
own backyard."

The Performance Theater is an exciting on-the-show-floor venue designed to
illustrate trackside engineering. Manufacturers will have opportunities to
learn more about how to connect with the best applications available in
aerodynamics, additive manufacturing, advanced materials, design,
machining, prototyping, advanced fabrication, welding, measurement and
testing, finishing and coating, sensors, and aerospace technology transfer.

Attendees will also participate in conference sessions and learn how to
reduce cycle times, improve surface finishes, increase part repeatability and
quality, and accelerate product development times.

All levels of motorsports manufacturing from one-man machine shops to
race teams experimenting with state-of-the-art technologies will explore
ideas for improved performance in a sport where speed is king. Racing
engineers investigating advanced materials, prototypes and tooling for
improved quality and safety will be able to speak with experts regarding engine
building, components, safety and customization.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Sponsorship opportunities are available at affordable prices for companies
interested in gaining visibility, both on-site with hundreds of Manufacturing
for Performance" attendees, and through a communications program aimed
at thousands of manufacturers involved in the motorsports industry. For more
information, click on "Sponsorship Opportunities" under
www.sme.org/motorsports, or contact Ann Sorensen at (313) 425-3137.

SME Certification:
SME has endorsed this activity for professional recertification credit(s) within
the SME Certification Program. For more information, contact Customer
Service at (800) 733-4763 or training@sme.org.

Friends and Sponsors:
Friends and sponsors include the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure, State of
Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) Indiana Motorsports
Development Initiative; Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Motorsport Industry
Association; The Indy Partnership; Regional Economic Development
Corporation; Chip Ganassi Racing, and Tony Stewart Racing. Manufacturing
for Performance" is supported by SME's Manufacturing Engineering magazine,
a leading industry publication reaching over 100,000 manufacturing
professionals who demand precision technology and performance applications.

About SME:
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional
society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs,
publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME
promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps
keep manufacturing professionals up-to-date on leading trends and
technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a
million manufacturing engineers and executives annually. The Society has
members in 70 countries and is supported by hundreds of chapters worldwide.
Visit us at www.sme.org

Contact:
Alex Yovanovich
SME Public Relations
(313) 425-3155
E-mail: communications@sme.org

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