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2005 Sam's Town Challenge Winner Wins

25 October 2005

TUNICA, Mississippi ? (PRESS RELEASE) -- Immediately following the Sam's Town 250 race this Saturday, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) awarded the 2005 winner of the Sam's Town Challenge to NASCAR Busch Series driver Clint Bowyer. This $20,000 check for the grand prize was presented to Bowyer, who was the cumulative points leader following the completion of the two Sam's Town sponsored events -- the Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway held in March and the Sam's Town 250, held this weekend at the Memphis Motorsports Park.

On his way to the Sam's Town Challenge win, Bowyer drove the #2 ACDelco Chevrolet car. He finished ninth place in the 2005 Sam's Town 300 and first place in the Sam's Town 250, bettering the finishes of all his fellow NASCAR drivers who competed in the two action-packed Sam's Town races this year.

"We're really excited that the Sam's Town Challenge has become a coveted award in the Busch Series," says Dan Stark, Director of Marketing for Boyd Gaming. "We feel the competition is a great way to show our appreciation to the drivers and we are happy to award Clint Bowyer this year's check."

In 2003, Boyd Gaming Corporation initiated the Sam's Town Challenge as an added incentive for drivers and teams that rewards the most consistent NASCAR driver in the two Sam's Town sponsored races throughout the year.

The heart-pounding NASCAR racing action began with popular musical phenomenon and rock music royalty Lisa Marie Presley serving as the Grand Marshal. Also debuting at the race was Bill Elliott's truly unique race car created to commemorate the 40th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas. The weekend activities also included an important visit to patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from the PEANUTS gang along with a group of star-studded NASCAR drivers.

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