SPARTA, Ky., Monday, Aug. 21, 2000 - Event happenings leading up to and during The Belterra Resort Indy 300 on Aug. 25-27 at Kentucky Speedway: SCHEDULE: The Belterra Resort Indy 300 starts at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 27. MBNA Pole ...
SPARTA, Ky., Monday, Aug. 21, 2000 - Event happenings leading up to and during The Belterra Resort Indy 300 on Aug. 25-27 at Kentucky Speedway:
The Belterra Resort Indy 300 starts at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 27. MBNA Pole Qualifying starts at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 26. Practice sessions start at 11:15 and 2:45 p.m. on Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 26 and 10 a.m. Aug. 27.
ON THE AIR:
The Belterra Resort Indy 300 will be televised live on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 27. “Indy Racing 2Day” will be televised live at 11 a.m. Aug. 27 on ESPN2. ESPN2 will televise MBNA Pole qualifying at 5 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 26. The Indy Racing Radio Network will broadcast a 30-minute prerace show at 2 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 27, followed by the live race broadcast at 2:30 p.m. IRRN will broadcast qualifying live at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 26. The area IRRN affiliate is WIKT-FM 95.3, Carrollton, Ky. The IRRN race broadcast also will be available live on the Internet at www.indyracing.com as part of a partnership between Indy Racing Online and Yahoo!/broadcast.com, the world’s leading Web broadcast site.
ON THE WEB:
Live streaming video of practice session from The Belterra Resort Indy 300 will be available through a partnership with LiveOnTheNet.com at www.liveonthenet.com.
Live timing and scoring reports from The Belterra Resort Indy 300 practice, MBNA Pole qualifying and the race will be available on the Internet at www.indyracing.com. Feature stories, practice, race and qualifying reports, and driver quotes and notes also will be posted on the site daily.
Tickets for The Belterra Resort Indy 300 are available by calling Kentucky Speedway (888) 652-RACE. Tickets also are available at www.tickets.com. Ticket information and a seating chart is available at www.kentuckyspeedway.com.
MAKING HER PITCH:
Indy Racing Northern Light Series rookie Sarah Fisher will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday night, Aug. 22 at Cinergy Field before the Philadelphia Philies take on the Cincinnati Reds. Fisher, who grew up in Ohio, this year became only the third woman to ever qualify for the Indianapolis 500, joining Janet Guthrie and Lyn St. James.
Pete Rose, Major League Baseball’s all-time hit leader, is the grand marshal of The Belterra Resort Indy 300.
Rose, who won World Series rings with the Cincinnati Reds in 1975 and 1976, will sign autographs from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the “Brunch with the IRL” at the track. He will also participate in other pre-race activities.
BIG DAY IN DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI:
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. and defending Indy Racing Northern Light Series champion Greg Ray will sign autographs from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. The Pennzoil Panther show car and series sponsor Northern Light’s show car will also be on display. In addition, the American Red Cross “It’s What’s On Top” interactive helmet safety display will be at Fountain Square.