Sonic Automotive, Inc. Schedules Release of First Quarter Results and Conference Call

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sonic Automotive, Inc.

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Automotive, Inc.
 (NYSE:   SAH) today announced it will release fiscal 2001 1st quarter financial
 results on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 7:30 A.M. (Eastern).  Senior management
 will hold a conference call at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern).
     To access the live broadcast of the call over the Internet go to:
 www.streetfusion.com or www.sonicautomotive.com
     A live audio of the call will be accessible to the public by calling
 888-318-6429, Security Code: SONIC.  International callers dial 334-260-0508.
 Callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call begins.
     A conference call replay will be available one hour following the call for
 seven days and can be accessed by calling:
 800-858-5309 (domestic) or 334-260-0890 (international), access code: 40031,
 pass code: 76291.
 
     About Sonic Automotive, Inc.
     Sonic Automotive, Inc. is the second largest automotive retailer in the
 United States operating 168 franchises and 30 collision repair centers.  Sonic
 can be reached on the Web at www.sonicautomotive.com.
     Included herein are forward-looking statements, including statements with
 respect to targeted or anticipated revenue and profit and earnings per share
 growth.  There are many factors that affect management's views about future
 events and trends of the Company's business.  These factors involve risk and
 uncertainties that could cause actual results or trends to differ materially
 from management's view, including without limitation, economic conditions,
 risks associated with acquisitions and the risk factors described in the
 Company's Registration Statement on Form S-4/A filed on January 5, 2001.  The
 Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking
 information.
 
     Contact:  J. Todd Atenhan, Investor Relations of Sonic Automotive, Inc.
               (888) 766-4218.
               Internet Address:  www.sonicautomotive.com
 
               Bill Steers
               Edelman Public Relations Worldwide
               404-739-0220
               bill.steers@edelman.com
 
 

SOURCE Sonic Automotive, Inc.
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Automotive, Inc.
 (NYSE:   SAH) today announced it will release fiscal 2001 1st quarter financial
 results on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 7:30 A.M. (Eastern).  Senior management
 will hold a conference call at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern).
     To access the live broadcast of the call over the Internet go to:
 www.streetfusion.com or www.sonicautomotive.com
     A live audio of the call will be accessible to the public by calling
 888-318-6429, Security Code: SONIC.  International callers dial 334-260-0508.
 Callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call begins.
     A conference call replay will be available one hour following the call for
 seven days and can be accessed by calling:
 800-858-5309 (domestic) or 334-260-0890 (international), access code: 40031,
 pass code: 76291.
 
     About Sonic Automotive, Inc.
     Sonic Automotive, Inc. is the second largest automotive retailer in the
 United States operating 168 franchises and 30 collision repair centers.  Sonic
 can be reached on the Web at www.sonicautomotive.com.
     Included herein are forward-looking statements, including statements with
 respect to targeted or anticipated revenue and profit and earnings per share
 growth.  There are many factors that affect management's views about future
 events and trends of the Company's business.  These factors involve risk and
 uncertainties that could cause actual results or trends to differ materially
 from management's view, including without limitation, economic conditions,
 risks associated with acquisitions and the risk factors described in the
 Company's Registration Statement on Form S-4/A filed on January 5, 2001.  The
 Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking
 information.
 
     Contact:  J. Todd Atenhan, Investor Relations of Sonic Automotive, Inc.
               (888) 766-4218.
               Internet Address:  www.sonicautomotive.com
 
               Bill Steers
               Edelman Public Relations Worldwide
               404-739-0220
               bill.steers@edelman.com
 
 SOURCE  Sonic Automotive, Inc.