Magellan's RoadMate 1700 Helps Drive Penske Racing

September 23, 2010

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 23, 2010) - Building on its partnership with one of the most successful teams in the history of sports, Magellan GPS has become a driving force behind Penske Racing. Magellan's RoadMate 1700 GPS is now the preferred navigational unit for Penske Racing - due to its versatility with passenger vehicles, SUVs, trucks and with the professional racing team's state-of-the-art transporters. Each race weekend, Penske Racing depends on Magellan's RoadMate 1700 Navigation unit to ensure that its transporters carrying cars and equipment for teams competing in the NASCAR Cup and Nationwide Series, as well as the IZOD IndyCar Series, travel safely and arrive on time to and from the race tracks.

The RoadMate 1700 has several unique features and benefits that distinguish it from the competition. These include an extra-large high-resolution, seven-inch wide color touch screen that makes it easier to view maps while driving, as well as the exclusive and highly-acclaimed OneTouchTM favorites menu which allows users to bookmark their favorite searches and access them with the touch of a button. Other premium features include QuickSpell® with SmartCity search and a spoken street name guidance system. The GPS unit also features Highway Exit Point of Interest (POI) information and it includes more than six million POI references. During driver downtime, there is an audio/visual input, which enables drivers to watch video or listen to music.

Additionally, the RoadMate 1700 also features a built-in AAA TourBook®, offering detailed POI information, including the well-known AAA Diamond ratings and complete descriptions of hotels, restaurants and other locations.

"Penske Racing operates on an extremely tight schedule with as many as eight teams competing in various locations on a race weekend," said Chris Yoder, Director of Transportation for Penske Racing. "It's essential that our cars and equipment travel the most efficient routes between the race track and our facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. The Magellan RoadMate 1700 has been an invaluable tool for our transporter drivers and helps our teams focus on getting the best results possible at the track."

To learn more about the Magellan RoadMate 1700, visit the company's website at

Magellan RoadMate 1700 and large vehicles. The perfect match!

Whether traveling in a large vehicle or a compact car, the driving environment can be very challenging. With this in mind, Magellan created a GPS navigator that is right at home in any size vehicle, especially a truck, SUV or RV. The RoadMate 1700 is unique because it has a huge seven-inch touch screen to make viewing maps easy in large vehicles.

The RoadMate 1700 is packed with premium features, ideal for travel in larger vehicles. Start with the exclusive, built-in AAA TourBook - famous for its detailed Point of Interest information. All the information is clearly displayed on the navigation unit. With diamond ratings and complete descriptions, users are able to research and locate any restaurant, hotel or destination they choose to visit.

The OneTouch menu allows RoadMate 1700 operators to bookmark their favorite searches and access them with the touch of a button. Find your favorite coffee shop, gas station, bank, and more, in any city, with the OneTouch Favorites menu. In addition, Magellan has added an AV input so you can even watch movies or listen to music during downtime!

Penske Racing is proud to use the RoadMate 1700 in its transporters and relies on Magellan's technology for its travel and navigational needs.

The RoadMate 1700 is the perfect addition to any large vehicle. Loaded with features and options, users can navigate in confidence knowing the Magellan RoadMate 1700 has it all!

About Magellan
Magellan is a leading portable GPS navigation consumer electronics company. Founded in 1986 and with over 200 key patents in GPS technology, Magellan is recognized as an industry innovator and leader. Magellan is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate®, and MaestroTM series portable car navigation products, as well as the Magellan Triton® and eXplorist® outdoor handheld navigation devices. Magellan is also proud to offer innovative Mobile GPS solutions including the RoadMate App for iPhone and Premium Car Kit accessory.

About Penske Racing
Penske Racing is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced more than 320 major race wins, over 380 pole positions and 22 National Championships.