IRL: Indy 500: IMS Racing world coverage announced

IMS RADIO NETWORK TO PROVIDE WORLDWIDE INDY 500 COVERAGE INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, May 5, 2005 -- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network and its affiliates will provide extensive coverage from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the...

IMS RADIO NETWORK TO PROVIDE WORLDWIDE INDY 500 COVERAGE

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, May 5, 2005 -- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network and its affiliates will provide extensive coverage from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the month of May leading up to and including the 89th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race on Sunday, May 29.

More than 400 affiliate IMS Radio Network radio stations located throughout the United States and Canada -- plus the LeSea Broadcasting network, which provides worldwide shortwave radio coverage, and the American Forces Radio Network, which broadcasts to United States military installations and ships around the world -- will broadcast live Race Day coverage of the Indianapolis 500 at noon (EDT) May 29 with a pre-race show, followed by the Indianapolis 500 broadcast at 1 p.m.

The network will kick off the month of May at Indianapolis with the first of four "Indy Live" talk shows on May 10 from 9-10 p.m. (EDT). All four shows will broadcast live from the Brickyard Crossing Inn, and the public is welcome to attend each broadcast free of charge. Each show, hosted by IMS Radio Network Anchor Mike King, features interviews with notable drivers and other personalities from the Indy Racing League® IndyCar® Series and Menards Infiniti Pro Series.

The "Indy Live" Talk Show broadcast schedule is 9-10 p.m. (EDT) on May 10, 12, 19 and 26.

The radio network will deliver morning and afternoon qualifying shows on the four qualifying days, May 14-15 and 21-22.

A Miller Lite Carb Day Recap will be broadcast from 6-7 p.m. on May 27.

The IMS Radio Network broadcast team for the Indianapolis 500 is comprised of these veteran radio commentators: Mike King, anchor; Dave Wilson, color commentator; Pancho Carter, driver analyst; Donald Davidson, historian; Jerry Baker, Turn 1 reporter; Adam Alexander, Turn 2 reporter; Mark Jaynes, Turn 3 reporter; Chris Denari, Turn 4 reporter; Dave Argabright, Kevin Lee, Nicole Manske and Kevin Olson, pit reporters.

In addition to reaching millions of listeners worldwide via the radio waves, the 89th Indianapolis 500 broadcast -- along with every IMS Radio Network program from the month of May -- also will be available live and archived on the Internet via ww.indianapolismotorspeedway.com or www.indycar.com.

Indy 500 tickets: To purchase tickets, camping or parking for the 89th Indianapolis 500, contact the IMS ticket office at (800) 822-INDY or log on to www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com.

<pre> IMS RADIO NETWORK 89th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Broadcast Schedule (All times EDT -- Indianapolis local time is one hour behind)

Date            Program                                  Time
May 10          "Indy Live" Talk Show                    9-10 p.m.
May 12          "Indy Live" Talk Show                    9-10 p.m.
May 13          Happy Hour at Indy                       6-7 p.m.
May 14          Indy 500 AM (MBNA Pole Qualifying show)  1-3 p.m.
May 14          Indy 500 PM (MBNA Pole Qualifying show)  6-7 p.m.
May 15          Indy 500 AM (Second-Day Qualifying show) 1-2 p.m.
May 15          Indy 500 PM (Second-Day Qualifying show) 6-7 p.m.
May 19          "Indy Live" Talk Show                    9-10 p.m.
May 21          Indy 500 AM (Bump Day Qualifying show)   1-2 p.m.
May 21          Indy 500 PM (Bump Day Qualifying show)   6-7 p.m.
May 22          Indy 500 AM (Bump Day Qualifying show)   1-2 p.m.
May 22          Indy 500 PM (Bump Day Qualifying show)   6-7 p.m.
May 26          "Indy Live" Talk Show                    9-10 p.m.
May 27          Miller Lite Carb Day Recap               6-7 p.m.
May 29          89th Indianapolis 500                    Noon-4:30 p.m.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Pancho Carter , Dave Wilson