IRL: ESPN changes Motegi telecast time

ESPN CHANGES INDYCAR SERIES JAPAN EVENT TELECAST TIME INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, April 19, 2007 -- ESPN has changed the telecast time for Saturday's IndyCar Series event from Japan. The Indy Japan 300 will now start at 3 p.m. ET rather than noon as...

ESPN CHANGES INDYCAR SERIES JAPAN EVENT TELECAST TIME

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, April 19, 2007 -- ESPN has changed the telecast time for Saturday's IndyCar Series event from Japan. The Indy Japan 300 will now start at 3 p.m. ET rather than noon as had originally been scheduled.

A first-round game of the NBA Playoffs between the New Jersey Nets and Toronto Raptors will be televised live beginning at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN. The 10 a.m. edition of SportsCenter will be extended to 12:30 p.m.

The IndyCar Series is going international with the event at Twin Ring Motegi, a 1.5-mile oval located some 60 miles northeast of Tokyo. The race will mark the fifth visit of the IndyCar Series to Japan, which hosted the series' first-ever overseas event in 2003.

ESPN's Marty Reid will be lead announcer for the IndyCar Series telecast, joined in the booth for analysis by former IndyCar Series driver Scott Goodyear. Reporting the action from the pits will be Jack Arute.

The Indy Japan 300 will broadcast live on the IMS Radio Network at 11:30 p.m. ET on Friday with live video streaming on www.indycar.com, free of charge. Additionally, the IMS Radio Network broadcast will be carried live on XM Satellite Radio Channel 144.

-credit: irl

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