BUSCH: The Moose is loose

TEMECULA, Ca. - Management of The Outdoor Channel, Inc. announced the signing of an eight race agreement with Jim and Judie Motorsports to compete in NASCAR's Busch Grand National Series. Dan Pardus, who led 14 laps in The Outdoor Channel...

TEMECULA, Ca. - Management of The Outdoor Channel, Inc. announced the signing of an eight race agreement with Jim and Judie Motorsports to compete in NASCAR's Busch Grand National Series. Dan Pardus, who led 14 laps in The Outdoor Channel Chevrolet at the ARCA event in Daytona this February, will continue on as driver of the #32 Monte Carlo. His first race will be April 14th in Nashville, TN. The tentative schedule for the remainder of the season includes: Charlotte on May 26th, Chicago on July 14th, Michigan on August 18th, Darlington on September 1st, Charlotte on October 6th, Phoenix on October 27th, and Homestead, Miami on November 10th. All of the events are companion events to NASCAR's Winston Cup Series, with the exception of Nashville. Outdoor Channel Vice President Wade Sherman said, "This is a significant step for The Outdoor Channel Racing Team. We are extremely proud to join the ranks of NASCAR competitors, and we believe we will field an extremely competitive race team this year. Dan Pardus has Winston Cup experience, and we believe we have the right mix of people and equipment to field a quality race team at this level. Our research shows that the overwhelming majority of NASCAR fans enjoy hunting, fishing, and the outdoor activities featured on our channel. We believe this relationship will greatly enhance our marketing effort." Dan Pardus said, "I am really excited about this new schedule. I am very happy to have found such a high profile sponsor with the ability to help us get back in the NASCAR family. I am confident The Outdoor Channel Chevrolet will be a factor in Busch Series competition this year." Based in Temecula, CA, The Outdoor Channel is a national cable network, dedicated to providing the best in traditional outdoor programming to America's sixty million anglers and hunters. It reaches over 15,000,000 homes through a combination of cable subscribers and satellite dish viewers. To get The Outdoor Channel call your local cable provider. For more information, visit The Outdoor Channel's web site at http://www.outdoorchannel.com.

-Jake Hartwick

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