Indy 500: Special broadcast show annoucned

NBC 'NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS' TO AIR MAY 23 FROM IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 21, 2008 -- "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" will be broadcast live Friday, May 23 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Brian Williams will...

NBC 'NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS' TO AIR MAY 23 FROM IMS

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 21, 2008 -- "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" will be broadcast live Friday, May 23 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Brian Williams will anchor the award-winning newscast from 6:30-7 p.m. (ET) with famous IMS landmarks in the background, including the iconic front straightaway, Bombardier Learjet Pagoda and "Yard of Bricks."

It is the first time that a live, national network newscast has originated from IMS.

The 92nd Indianapolis 500 will start at 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday, May 25 at IMS.

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Indy 500 tickets on sale: Tickets are on sale for the 2008 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25, the 92nd running of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Fans can order tickets online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or at the ticket office at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Parking and camping information also can be obtained through the ticket office.

Hours for phone orders and the ticket office are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (ET) Monday-Sunday during May, with special hours of 6 a.m.-1 p.m. on Race Day, Sunday, May 25. Online orders can be made at any time. Race Day ticket prices start at just $20.

Indy 500 TV, radio: ABC and ESPN2 will provide live Race Day television coverage of the 92nd Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25. Pre-race coverage starts at 11 a.m. (ET) on ESPN2, continuing at noon on ABC. Race coverage begins at 1 p.m. on ABC.

IMS Radio Network Race Day coverage starts with a pre-race show at noon, followed by the race at 1 p.m. The radio network's coverage also will be broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio Channel 145, "IndyCar Series Racing," and XM Channel 144.

-credit: ims

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