2006 INDIANAPOLIS 500 OPENING NOMINATED FOR SPORTS EMMY AWARD
INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 28, 2007 -- The opening sequence for ABC Sports' broadcast of the 2006 Indianapolis 500 was nominated for a Sports Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on March 28 in New York.
Actor Kiefer Sutherland narrated the opening that led into ABC's live coverage of the 90th edition of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, won by Sam Hornish Jr.
Winners will be announced at the 28th annual Sports Emmy Awards on Monday, April 30 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.
The Indianapolis 500 opening sequence was in elite company among the six nominees in the Outstanding Open/Tease category. The other nominees are the AFC Championship Game, NBA Finals, Super Bowl XL, final round of The Masters and XX Olympic Winter Games.
ABC Sports' production won a Sports Emmy Award last year in the Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound category for its "Speed City Tease" during the 2005 Indianapolis 500 broadcast.
2007 Indianapolis 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 91st Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 27.
Tickets can be purchased at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Web site, www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, by phone or at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Office. The IMS Ticket Office can be contacted at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally. Ticket Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Parking and camping permits for "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" also can be purchased online, by phone or at the Ticket Office.