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AutoNation partners with Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and Racing for Cancer to Host A Trio of 'Yellow Party' Events in 2015

Feb. 17, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, and reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and his charity Racing for Cancer have announced today that the organization's iconic fundraising event, The Yellow Party, will return in 2015 with three exclusive events in key racing markets.

Racing for Cancer's 2015 fundraising season will kick off in St. Petersburg, Fla. on March 27th, along-side the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener. The second stop for the fan-favorite event will be in Indianapolis, Indiana. on May 21st, and the final event taking place in conjunction with The Michael Andretti Foundation in late August.

The Hunter-Reays, dubbed America's first family of racing, look forward to continuing their campaign to spread awareness for early detection and finding a cure for the disease that affects over 28-million people worldwide. "I couldn't be happier to announce our 2015 Yellow Party dates." said Ryan Hunter-Reay, "Our team at Racing for Cancer, along with AutoNation, have worked hard every day to bring us one step closer to finding a cure for cancer. I hope to see all of our supporters at one of the three Yellow Parties this season."

The non-profit organization founded with the goal of beating cancer enjoyed a successful 2014 as they reached and exceeded many of their goals. Racing For Cancer's greatest milestone to date came in November when Hunter-Reay and his family had the honor of presenting the Cleveland Clinic Florida Maroone Cancer Center with $2.5 million. The generous donation made possible by top sponsor AutoNation and donors nationwide took just four short years of fundraising and will name the Center's lobby for Hunter-Reay's late mother, Lydia Hunter-Reay, who lost her battle with cancer in November of 2009.

Racing for Cancer's The Yellow Party 2015 Schedule

Friday, March 27

St. Petersburg, FL

Thursday, May 21

Indianapolis, IN

Friday, August 28

Napa, CA

For more information, donate to the cause or to reserve tickets, please visit TheYellowParty.org.

About AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation is transforming the automotive retail industry through bold leadership. We deliver a superior automotive retail experience through our customer-focused sales and service processes. Owning and operating 284 new vehicle franchises, which sell 34 new vehicle brands across 15 states, AutoNation is America's largest automotive retailer, with state-of-the-art operations and the ability to leverage economies of scale that benefit the customer. As an indication of our leadership position in our industry, AutoNation is a component of the S&P 500 Index.

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Marc Cannon, (954) 769-3146, cannonm@autonation.com

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