Prelude to the Dream broadcast news

GILLETTE YOUNG GUNS PRELUDE TO THE DREAM ENCORES AVAILABLE ON CABLE AND SATELLITE By Popular Demand, Wednesday's Pay-Per-View Telecast of Fifth Annual Gillette Young Guns Prelude to the Dream Now Available on Pay-Per-View Basis Via Cable and ...

GILLETTE YOUNG GUNS PRELUDE TO THE DREAM ENCORES AVAILABLE ON CABLE AND SATELLITE
By Popular Demand, Wednesday's Pay-Per-View Telecast of Fifth Annual Gillette Young Guns Prelude to the Dream Now Available on Pay-Per-View Basis Via Cable and Satellite Distributors

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Sept. 10, 2009) -- Did you miss out on the water cooler conversations regarding last night's thrilling all-star dirt late model race at Eldora Speedway that featured a battle among NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch and Kenny Wallace?

If your answer is "Yes," our answer is "No problem." That's because even if you missed the fifth annual Gillette Young Guns Prelude to Dream, and for those who must see it again, you can still catch all the action that transpired on the half-mile clay oval in Rossburg, Ohio. By popular demand, the event is now available to consumers for replay on a pay-per-view basis via cable and satellite.

The race, which drew more than 23,000 fans to Eldora, was broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View® with proceeds from the telecast supporting four military-themed charities -- Wounded Warrior Project, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Operation Homefront and Fisher House. Each has a mission that outlines assistance to the courageous men and women who serve their country and need additional support both during and after their time of service.

"All these drivers who took time out of their schedule to come to Eldora -- not once, but twice -- I just can't thank them enough for what they've done," said Stewart, multi-time racing champion and owner of Eldora Speedway, whose first effort of pulling off the fifth annual Prelude was rained-out back in June. "That's what this race is about. We all get to have fun and drive dirt cars, but it's a lot deeper and bigger cause than that."

The more than three-hour production features all the racing action, including hot laps, qualifying, three heat races and the 30-lap feature. The broadcast went behind the scenes as more than 20 world-class drivers went back to their racing roots by competing for nothing more than pride, a trophy and raising money for a great cause.

Pit reporters Dick Berggren and Matt Yocum spent considerable time talking to the drivers as they prepared for and participated in the Gillette Young Guns Prelude to the Dream. The live broadcast gave viewers a front-row seat as drivers shared laughs, told stories and simply had fun. And because the race was fun and competitive, the broadcast showed a side of the drivers rarely seen by the public, as they were laid-back with no pressure and no commitments. It was simple, old-school racing, all of which can be seen in the encore presentations.

Cable & Satellite Encore Information:

Cable Customers: Pay-Per-View encores will be available on VOD Sept. 11-Oct. 6.

DirecTV Customers: Pay-Per-View encores will be available Sept. 10, Sept. 14 and Sept. 17 on Channel 121.

DISH Network Customers: Pay-Per-View encores will be available Sept. 10-11 and Sept. 13 on Channel 458.

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Series Charity , NASCAR , NHRA , Stock car
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kenny Wallace , Clint Bowyer , Kyle Busch