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Tony Stewart, Joe Gibbs Racing to Visit Timken
2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Champion to hold press conference, join in associate rally

2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart and a member of Joe Gibbs Racing are coming to Timken on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, to celebrate their winning partnership with Timken. In a press conference preceding a rally with Timken associates, Stewart, David Holden, chief engineer at Joe Gibbs Racing, and Alastair R. Deane, Timken's senior vice president - technology, will make an announcement regarding the 2006 NASCAR season and talk about the critical value of Timken technology in putting a winning racecar on the track. The associate rally and press conference are closed to the general public.

     WHO:        2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Tony Stewart
                      Joe Gibbs Racing Chief Engineer David Holden
     WHAT:      Press conference and Timken Associate Rally
     WHEN:      11:15 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 (arrival at 10:30 a.m.)
     WHERE:    Timken Hangar, Akron-Canton Regional Airport

The Timken team is also prepared to arrange tours of the company's world-class research and development facility and Faircrest steel plant, as well as set up individual interviews with Timken executives for interested members of the media. Please contact Jeff Dafler, manager of global media and government relations, at (330) 471-3524 or by Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, to register to attend the event.

About The Timken Company


The Timken Company, (NYSE: TKR, keeps the world turning, with innovative ways to make customers' products run smoother, faster and more efficiently. Timken's highly engineered bearings, alloy steels and related products and services turn up everywhere. With operations in 27 countries, sales of $4.5 billion in 2004 and 26,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn™ for better performance.

Media Contact: Jeff Dafler, Manager - Global Media & Government Relations, Telephone: (330) 471-3514, Facsimile: (330) 471-7032,

Investor Contact: Steve Tschiegg, Manager - Investor Relations, Telephone: (330) 471-7446, Facsimile: (330) 471-2797,

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SOURCE The Timken Company