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NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series to Air Exclusively on ESPN2 in 2004 GLENDORA, Calif. (March 11, 2004) -- For the third consecutive year, the NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Stylefest presented by Sony Xplod...

NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series to Air Exclusively on ESPN2 in 2004

GLENDORA, Calif. (March 11, 2004) -- For the third consecutive year, the NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Stylefest presented by Sony Xplod will have unmatched television coverage on ESPN2. All 10 of the NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing series events will be featured in one-half hour shows dedicated exclusively to the action on the track. In addition, ESPN2 will dedicate an additional 13 one-half hour shows, on consecutive weeks in the fourth quarter of 2004, focusing solely on the NHRA Stylefest presented by Sony Xplod, the Street Glow NHRA Extreme Rush Exhibition Races at NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national events and the NHRA Sport Compact Drag Racing Series Awards Show.

Returning to both shows will be Kenny Sargent and "Crash" Gladys, personalities on the nationally syndicated radio show "SpeedFreaks." Joining Sargent and Gladys will be newcomer Bruno Massel, who will host the two shows, and has a vast array of experience covering drag racing.

"Clearly, we have the best television package in all of sport compact drag racing," said Gary Darcy, vice president of marketing, NHRA. "Having the opportunity to showcase the NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing series on ESPN2 provides our racers and sponsors with a platform unsurpassed in the industry and offers a great opportunity to showcase this burgeoning motorsports attraction."

Each of the 10 NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series shows and 13 NHRA Stylefest presented by Sony Xplod will be produced by Masters Entertainment and promise to build upon last year's creative themes and concepts to deliver the NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing series to viewers at home in a unique and entertaining format. Dates and times for the NHRA Stylefest presented by Sony Xplod shows will be announced at a later date.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has more than 80,000 members nationwide and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series' provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Street Legal Program. The NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

<pre> 2004 NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series Television Schedule

Fontana, Calif. Original Air    Sun., March 28: Noon - 12:30 p.m. (ET)
        Repeat  Fri., April 2: 1 - 1:30 a.m. (ET)
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.        Original Air    Thurs., May 6: 4:30- 5 p.m. (ET)
        Repeat  Sat., May 15: 3 - 3:30 a.m. (ET)
Englishtown, N.J.       Original Air    Sun., May 9: Noon - 12:30 p.m. (ET)
        Repeat  Sat., May 15: 3:30 - 4 a.m. (ET)
Atco, N.J.      Original Air    Sun., June 6: Noon - 12:30 p.m. (ET)
        Repeat  Sat., June 12: 4 - 4:30 a.m. (ET)
Denver  Original Air    Thurs., July 1: 2:30 - 3 p.m. (ET)
        Repeat  Sun., July 11: 2:30 - 3 a.m. (ET)
Las Vegas       Original Air    Sat., July 31: 6:30 - 7 p.m. (ET)
        Repeat  Thurs., Aug. 12: 2:30 - 3 p.m. (ET)
Dallas  Original Air    Thurs., Aug. 19: 3:30 - 4 p.m. (ET)
        Repeat  Thurs., Sept. 9: 4:30 - 5 p.m. (ET)
Madison, Ill.   Original Air    Sun., Sept. 19: Noon - 12:30 p.m. (ET)
        Repeat  Thurs., Oct. 7: 4:30 - 5 p.m. (ET)
Englishtown, N.J.       Original Air    Sat., Oct. 16: 3:30 - 4 a.m. (ET)
        Repeat  Thurs., Oct. 21: 4:30 - 5 p.m. (ET)
Pomona, Calif.  Original Air    Sun., Nov. 7: 9 - 9:30 p.m. (ET)
        Repeat  Thurs., Nov. 11: 4:30 - 5 p.m. (ET)

* All shows on ESPN2. Please check local listings, all times subject to change.

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