This excerpt taken from the AAP 10-K filed Mar 17, 2005.
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
To the Board of Directors
and Stockholders of
We have audited the consolidated financial statements of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and subsidiaries as of January 1, 2005 and January 3, 2004, and for each of the three years in the period ended January 1, 2005, managements assessment of the effectiveness of the Companys internal control over financial reporting as of January 1, 2005, and the effectiveness of the Companys internal control over financial reporting as of January 1, 2005, and have issued our reports thereon dated March 14, 2005; such reports are included elsewhere in this Form 10-K. Our audits also included the consolidated financial statement schedules of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and subsidiaries, listed in Item 15 (a) (2). These consolidated financial statement schedules are the responsibility of the Companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion based on our audits. In our opinion, such consolidated financial statement schedules, when considered in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, present fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein.
DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP