National GP of DC names media partners

WRC-TV, ABC Radio Affiliates, Washington Post, and Newsweek Interactive Join National Grand Prix Team WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2002 At a press conference held today at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, National Grand Prix Holdings, LLC ...

WRC-TV, ABC Radio Affiliates, Washington Post, and Newsweek Interactive Join National Grand Prix Team

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2002 At a press conference held today at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, National Grand Prix Holdings, LLC announced its official media partners for the July, 2002 National Grand Prix of Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post will serve as the official print media sponsor, ABC Radio's WMAL, WJZW and WRQX will be the official radio stations and local NBC affiliate WRC-TV will be the official television station for the event.

The Washington Post will assist with the event's marketing and advertising campaign by running in-paper advertising and promotions between February 6 and early July. In addition to the paper, Newsweek Interactive will also partner with the race to provide on-line users the opportunity to attend the race and learn more about the weekend's events.

WRC-TV will be the exclusive television source for information on the race. Also beginning on February 6, WRC-TV and their website will be the place to watch and go to learn about the National Grand Prix with on-air promotions running over the coming months.

ABC Radio with their stable of popular stations, WJZW, WRQX and WMAL will be the stations to listen to over the coming months. From driver interviews on "Jack Diamond in the morning" to ticket promotions on Smooth Jazz 105.9 and the chance to meet your favorite celebrities on WMAL; ABC Radio's three powerful popular stations will provide radio listeners all of the information leading up to race weekend.

The National Grand Prix, which is coming to the grounds of RFK Stadium July 19-21, will feature races of four sanctioning bodies; American Le Mans (ALMS), Trans-Am, World Challenge and Star Mazda. It will be the first major auto-racing event in the D.C. metropolitan area in more than 80 years. The ALMS race will be televised live on NBC and CBS will air the Trans-Am race. The corresponding three-day festival will feature a concert, world-record breaking jump by Robbie Knievel, Lifestyle Expo and a celebrity match race.

For more information on the race and other events please visit www.NationalGrandPrix.com. Tickets go on sale February 6 at 10:00 a.m., call 202.432.SEAT (7328).

NATIONAL GRAND PRIX HOLDINGS National Grand Prix Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company was founded in 1999 by Christopher Lencheski to develop and execute the National Grand Prix of Washington, D.C., a three-day motorsports event festival featuring internationally sanctioned racing events in the District of Columbia.

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Series ALMS , PWC , Pro Mazda , Trans-Am
Drivers Robbie Knievel
Tags TV