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1997 espn2 BARBER DODGE TV SCHEDULE RELEASED

BRISTOL, Conn. (Mar. 28) - The ESPN programming department today released the Barber Dodge Pro Series espn2 broadcast schedule for 1997. Each of the years 12 races will be telecast on a one- to three-week tape-delayed basis, followed by two or three replays. Each of the original Barber Dodge shows will air on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. "Barber Dodge is an integral part of espn2s motorsports initiative, begun last year," said Burke Magnus, ESPN/espn2 motorsports program planner. "Their races are well-produced, and we know race fans find them exciting and fun to watch." "We are very pleased with how ESPN was able to consider our needs," said Rick Roso, Barber Dodge TV coordinator. "With espn2 now in nearly 47 million homes, were in the best position ever to showcase the great wheel-to-wheel racing seen in virtually every Barber Dodge race." espn2s Barber Dodge "Rearview Mirror," a one-hour season review show, will air four times with the first scheduled for Saturday, November 29 at 3:00 p.m. As has been the case in the past, ESPN International also distributes Barber Dodge races to various broadcast outlets around the world.

1997 Barber Dodge TV Schedule (actual race date in parentheses)

St. Petersburg, Fla. (2/23) Sunday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. St. Petersburg Replays: Mon., Mar. 10, 12:30 a.m. Mon., Mar. 10, 5:30 a.m. Thurs., Apr. 3, 5:00 p.m. Sebring, Fla. (3/15) Sunday, March 30, 1:00 p.m. Sebring Replays: Wed., Apr. 2, 2:30 a.m. Fri., Apr. 4, 4:30 p.m. Mon., Apr. 7, 5:30 a.m. Savannah, Ga. (5/18) Sunday, June 8, 6:00 p.m. Savannah Replays: Tue., June 10, 3:00 a.m. Thur., June 12, 2:00 a.m. Mon., Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m. Lime Rock Park, Conn. (5/26) Sunday, June 15, 3:00 p.m. Lime Rock Replays: Mon., June 16, 3:30 a.m. Thur., July 3, 3:00 a.m. Tue., Dec. 2, 4:00 p.m. Lexington, Ohio (6/15) Sunday, July 6, 4:30 p.m. Replays: Mon., July 7, 2:00 a.m. Thur., July 10, 4:30 a.m. Mon., Dec. 1, 4:00 p.m. Minneapolis, Minn. (7/6) Saturday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. Replays: Wed., July 23, 4:00 a.m. Fri., July 25, 3:00 a.m. Tue., Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m. Cleveland, Ohio (7/13) Sunday, July 27, 4:30 p.m. Replays: Mon., July 28, 4:00 a.m. Wed., July 30, 3:00 a.m. Wed., Dec. 3, 4:00 p.m. Lexington, Ohio (8/10) Sunday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. Replays: Sun., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 25, 3:00 a.m. Wed., Dec. 3, 4:30 p.m. Elkhart Lake, Wis. (8/17) Sunday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. Replays: Mon., Sept. 1, 2:00 a.m. Thur., Sept. 4, 3:30 a.m. Thur., Dec. 4, 4:00 p.m. Laguna Seca, Calif. (9/6) Sunday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. Replays: Tue., Sept. 23, 3:30 a.m. Fri., Sept. 26, 3:00 a.m. Thur., Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m. Reno, Nev. (10/19) Sunday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. Replays: Tue., Nov. 4, 3:00 a.m. Fri., Nov. 7, 3:00 a.m. Fri., Dec. 5, 4:00 p.m. Laguna Seca, Calif. (10/26) Sunday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. Replays: Mon., Nov. 10, 4:00 a.m. Tue., Nov. 18, 3:00 a.m. Fri., Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m. 1997 Rearview Mirror (1 hour) Saturday, November 29, 3:00 p.m. Replays: Tue., Dec. 2, 4:30 a.m. Mon., Dec. 8, 4:30 a.m. Mon., Dec. 8, 4:00 p.m. -END /ex