BUSCH: Busch Serives Broadcast Schedule

NASCAR Busch Series releases 1999 broadcast schedule DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 12, 1999) The NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division announced Tuesday that all races during the upcoming 1999 season will be televised nationally among seven...

NASCAR Busch Series releases 1999 broadcast schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 12, 1999) The NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division announced Tuesday that all races during the upcoming 1999 season will be televised nationally among seven networks, including ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, NBC, TBS and TNN. In addition, each race will be broadcast on two radio networks, MRN and PRN.

Beginning Feb. 13 with the NAPA Auto Parts 300 at the Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Busch Series will be broadcast live on CBS and MRN at 12 p.m. EST. CBS will also televise the Coca-Cola 300 (Texas Motor Speedway, March 27) and the NASCAR Busch Series 320 (Nashville Speedway USA, April 3).

TNN is slated to televise the most number of races on the circuit in 1999 with 11 dates, including: Alltel 200 (North Carolina Speedway, Feb. 20), Grand National 200 (New Hampshire International Speedway, May 8), MBNA Platinum 200 (Dover Downs International Speedway, June 5), South Boston 300 (South Boston Speedway, June 12), DieHard 250 (The Milwaukee Mile, July 4), Myrtle Beach 250 (Myrtle Beach Speedway, July 17), Gateway 250 (Gateway International Raceway, July 31), MBNA Gold 200 (Dover Downs International Speedway, Sept. 25), Rockingham 200 (North Carolina Speedway, Oct. 23), Memphis 250 (Memphis Motorsports Park, Oct. 31) and Phoenix 200 (Phoenix International Raceway, Nov. 6).

ESPN will broadcast 10 races during the upcoming season, including: Georgia 300 (Atlanta Motor Speedway, March 13), Diamond Hill Plywood 200 (Darlington Raceway, March 20), Moore's Snacks 250 (Bristol Motor Speedway, April 10), Lysol 200 (Watkins Glen International, June 27), Pikes Peak 250 (Pikes Peak International Raceway, July 24), Kroger 200 (Indianapolis Raceway Park, Aug. 6), Pepsi 200 (Michigan Speedway, Aug. 21), Food City 250 (Bristol Motor Speedway, Aug. 27), Dura Lube 200 (Darlington Raceway, Sept. 4) and Autolite Platinum 250 (Richmond International Raceway, Sept. 10).

The NASCAR Busch Series will also air three times on ESPN2: Sam's Town 300 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 6), Hardee's 250 (Richmond International Raceway, May 14) and First Union 200 (Nazareth Speedway, May 23).

The Touchstone Energy 300 (Talladega Superspeedway, April 24) and the Kenwood Home & Car Audio 300 (California Speedway, May 1) are both scheduled to appear on ABC, while TBS will broadcast the Carquest Auto Parts 300 (Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 29) and the All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 (Charlotte Motor Speedway, Oct. 9). NBC is slated to air the season finale Miami 300 at Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, Nov. 13).

On the radio side, MRN will broadcast all but six races in 1999, while PRN is scheduled to transmit during the following events: Georgia 300 (Atlanta Motor Speedway, March 13), Coca-Cola 300 (Texas Motor Speedway, March 27), Moore's Snacks 250 (Bristol Motor Speedway, April 10), Carquest Auto Parts 300 (Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 29), Food City 250 (Bristol Motor Speedway, Aug. 27) and All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 (Charlotte Motor Speedway, Oct. 9).

The NASCAR Busch Series schedule features 32 races and visits two new venues in 1999, Memphis Motorsports Park (Oct. 31) and Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 6).

Source: NASCAR Online

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