Outdoor Channel to air Nashville ARCA race

TEMECULA CA (3-22-02) -- The Outdoor Channel announced today that it has acquired the national broadcast rights to the ARCA RE/MAX Series PFG Lester 150, to take place Friday, April 12 at Nashville Superspeedway. The event will air on The...

TEMECULA CA (3-22-02) -- The Outdoor Channel announced today that it has acquired the national broadcast rights to the ARCA RE/MAX Series PFG Lester 150, to take place Friday, April 12 at Nashville Superspeedway.

The event will air on The Outdoor Channel in a 90-minute block the following Saturday, April 20th starting at 4 PM Eastern time.

"The Outdoor Channel is pleased to have the opportunity to show our viewers the ARCA RE/MAX Series race from Nashville," said Outdoor Channel VP of Business Development Wade Sherman. "This is a big step towards strengthening the relationship between our two companies. I look forward to future partnerships that will promote both The Outdoor Channel as well as ARCA."

The Outdoor Channel, for the third consecutive season, currently airs ARCA Racing This Week, a weekly magazine-style show devoted exclusively to ARCA racing highlights.

"It's exciting to go from televising highlights to flag-to-flag coverage," said Sherman, who is also the Executive Producer for ARCA Racing This Week. "The ARCA RE/MAX Series features quality stock car racing at some of America's finest tracks. We're confident we can put a quality product on the air, and plan to earn the opportunity to broadcast additional races in the near future."

The event adds to the growing number of televised events for the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2002.

"Partnering with The Outdoor Channel to televise the PFG Lester 150 at Nashville Superspeedway will be beneficial to the entire ARCA RE/MAX Series," said ARCA President Ron Drager. "Televising ARCA RE/MAX Series races is a high priority for us, and we look forward to expanding our relationship with The Outdoor Channel from supporting the weekly ARCA Racing This Week show to televising race events."

Providing commentary for the race will be Sherman, NASCAR Busch Series driver Dan Pardus and Tommy Praytor, current host of ARCA Racing This Week.

Based in Temecula, California, The Outdoor Channel is a national cable network dedicated to providing the best in traditional outdoor programming to America's 60 million anglers and hunters. The Outdoor channel, currently reaching over 14 million homes through a combination of cable subscribers and satellite dish viewers, features over 100 weekly hunting and fishing series in addition to rodeo, motorsports and country music programming. For more information, visit The Outdoor Channel web site at www.outdoorchannel.com.

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