SCC: Broadcast news 2006-02-09

SPEED To Carry More Than 75 Hours of Coverage of Grand American Road Racing in 2006 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 9, 2006) -- Including its 13-and-a-half hours of live coverage from the 44th Rolex 24 At Daytona last month, SPEED will carry more...

SPEED To Carry More Than 75 Hours of Coverage of Grand American Road Racing in 2006

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 9, 2006) -- Including its 13-and-a-half hours of live coverage from the 44th Rolex 24 At Daytona last month, SPEED will carry more than 75 hours of television coverage of Grand American Road Racing in 2006, with live or same day telecasts for 13 races of the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve.

"One of the mainstays of Grand American throughout our history has been SPEED," said Grand American President Roger Edmondson. "The network has become the premier home for fast-paced, ultra-competitive racing around the world, and we believe the foundation that SPEED has built in the last 10 years has always been a perfect and natural fit for both the Rolex Series and Grand-Am Cup Series."

SPEED is the exclusive home to both the Rolex Series and Grand-Am Cup Series in the United States and Canada. In 2006, the network will provide complete live coverage of Rolex Series races at Virginia International Raceway, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Lime Rock Park, the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway and Barber Motorsports Park, as well as seven hours of live coverage from the nine-hour Rolex Series season finale at Miller Motorsports Park in September.

Additionally, there will be same day broadcasts of races at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Crown Royal 200 at The Glen and the inaugural Rolex Series event at Infineon Raceway. Round 7 at Phoenix International Raceway and the EMCO Gears Classic presented by Key Bank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will be featured in next day airings.

The Grand-Am Cup Series will be highlighted on SPEED eight times in 2006, beginning with the broadcast of the Grand-Am Cup 200 from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, March 4. The network will also broadcast Grand-Am Cup races at Virginia International Raceway, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Phoenix International Raceway, Lime Rock Park, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Barber Motorsports Park and Miller Motorsports Park.

The entire 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve SPEED schedule is available online at www.grandamerican.com/Events/TVSchedule.asp?DivisionID=13, and the Grand-Am Cup Schedule may be found at www.grandamerican.com/Events/TVSchedule.asp?DivisionID=14.

SPEED is the nation's first and foremost cable network dedicated to motorsports and the passion for everything automotive. From racing to restoration, motorcycles to movies, SPEED delivers quality programming from the track to the garage. SPEED has been the home of both the Rolex Series and Grand-Am Cup Series since series' inception.

The Grand American Road Racing Association, which operates and sanctions the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve and the Grand-Am Cup Series, is the premier road racing organization in North America. The 15-race 2006 Rolex Series schedule and the 10-race Grand-Am Cup calendar deliver professional sports car racing to key markets throughout North America in addition to being televised in the United States and Canada on SPEED and distributed globally through ESPN International. With title sponsorship support from Rolex Watch USA and presenting sponsorship from Crown Royal Special Reserve, the Rolex Series showcases emerging and legendary drivers from around the globe and thoroughbred racing machines from the industry's leading constructors and the world's top automobile manufacturers. Learn more about Grand American at www.grandamerican.com.

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