Grand American increases number of live races on SPEED channel in 2004.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 10, 2004) -- Grand American Road Racing Association announced its SPEED Channel broadcast dates for the remainder of 2004 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am Cup Series, with the number of live Rolex Series events increased to eight this season.

SPEED Channel kicked off its coverage of the 2004 Rolex Series with a 15.5-hour live broadcast of the Rolex 24 At Daytona earlier this month and will follow it up with seven additional live races and four tape-delayed events.

Round two of the Rolex Series will be the Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway. SPEED Channel will air the race on a tape delay, Sunday, March 7 at 4 p.m. ET.

SPEED Channel's live coverage of the Rolex Series will pick back up with the Phoenix 250, Saturday, April 10 at 9 p.m. ET, and continue with the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant on Sunday, May 23 at 11 a.m. ET.

The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen will feature live coverage of the start and finish of the race. SPEED Channel will take race fans live to Watkins Glen International for the green flag and opening laps of the six-hour enduro at 11 a.m. ET, before heading to Indy for the U.S. Grand Prix Formula One race at 12:30 p.m. ET. SPEED Channel will then rejoin the action at The Glen for final hours and sprint to the checkered flag at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The Rolex Series will revisit Daytona International Speedway for the Paul Revere 250 in round six, which will air on SPEED Channel tape delayed on Sunday, July 4 at noon ET. Round seven of the series will be held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and air one day after the event on Sunday, August 8 at noon ET. One week later, 250 from Watkins Glen International will air, Sunday, August 15 at 1 p.m. ET.

Live Rolex Series action will return to SPEED Channel for the final four races of the season, beginning with the second stop in South Florida for the Miami 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, September 12 at 1 p.m. ET. The VIR 400 from Virginia International Raceway will be live on Sunday, October 3 at noon ET, and a week later SPEED Channel will broadcast the Barber 250 at The Park live on Sunday, October 10 at 1 p.m. ET.

The 2004 championship will be decided at California Speedway, and SPEED Channel will bring race fans all of the excitement live from the Grand American Champions Weekend, Sunday, October 31 at 4 p.m. ET.

SPEED Channel will also broadcast nine of the Grand-Am Cup Series races on a tape-delayed basis, beginning with the Daytona 250 this Saturday, February 14 at 4 p.m. The rounds at Phoenix International Raceway (ST & GS races), Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Watkins Glen International, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Homestead-Miami Speedway (September race), Virginia International Raceway, Barber Motorsports Park and California Speedway will also be aired on SPEED Channel in one-hour shows highlighting some of the best production car racing in the world.

SPEED Channel is the only 24-hour cable network devoted to the millions of people who love racing. The network features authentic coverage of major events, in addition to the latest industry and consumer news. SPEED Channel is the exclusive American broadcaster of the Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am Cup Series.

All broadcast times and dates are subject to change, and the latest schedule of events can be found online at or

<pre> Rolex Series SPEED Channel Broadcast Dates

Sunday, March 7      Grand Prix of Miami                Homestead-Miami Speedway         4 p.m.
Saturday, April 10   Phoenix 250                        Phoenix International Raceway    9 p.m.    LIVE
Sunday, May 23       6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant       11 a.m.    LIVE
Sunday, June 20      Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen     Watkins Glen International      11 a.m.    LIVE
Sunday, July 4       Paul Revere 250                    Daytona International Speedway   Noon
Sunday, August 8     Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic       Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course       Noon
Sunday, August 15 250                    Watkins Glen International       1 p.m.
Sunday, September 12 Miami 250                          Homestead-Miami Speedway         1 p.m.    LIVE
Sunday, October 3    VIR 400                            Virginia International Raceway   Noon      LIVE
Sunday, October 10   Barber 250 at The Park             Barber Motorsports Park          1 p.m.    LIVE
Sunday, October 31   Grand American Champions Weekend   California      Speedway         4 p.m.    LIVE

Grand-Am Cup SPEED Channel Broadcast Dates

Saturday, February 14 Daytona 250                       Daytona International Speedway     4 p.m.
Sunday, April 18      Phoenix Twin 200s (Sport Touring) Phoenix International Raceway       Noon
Sunday, April 18      Phoenix Twin 200s (Grand Sport)   Phoenix International Raceway      1 p.m.
Sunday, May 30        Mont-Tremblant 250                Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant          6 p.m.
Sunday, June 27       Grand-Am Cup 250                  Watkins Glen International         6 p.m.
Sunday, August 15     Mid-Ohio 250                      Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course          Noon
Sunday, September 19  Grand-Am Cup 250                  Homestead-Miami Speedway           6 p.m.
Sunday, October 17    Grand-Am Cup 250                  Virginia International Raceway     5 p.m.
Sunday, October 24    Barber Park 250                   Barber Motorsports Park            3 p.m.
Sunday, November 7    Grand American 250                California Speedway                5 p.m.

**All times listed as Eastern & subject to change