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Broadcast team Will Host Pre-Race Show and Race Coverage for NASCAR Grand National Division Races in 2004. DALLAS and LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2004 -- HDNet announced today that Pat Patterson, Mike Hogewood and Kandace Krueger comprise the ...

Broadcast team Will Host Pre-Race Show and Race Coverage for NASCAR Grand National Division Races in 2004.

DALLAS and LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2004 -- HDNet announced today that Pat Patterson, Mike Hogewood and Kandace Krueger comprise the broadcast team for 'NASCAR Grand National Division on HDNet'.

Veteran NASCAR broadcasters Patterson and Hogewood will host coverage for most of the 18 races with HDNet's Krueger as pit reporter. The race programs will begin with live pre-race coverage and special features that take viewers behind-the-scenes with the series leaders and their crews as they prepare for each week's race action.

"NASCAR Grand National Division on HDNet" launches Sunday, April 25 with the NASCAR Busch North Series race at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire, followed by the May 1 NASCAR West Series race at California Speedway near Los Angeles.

"I am really excited to be joining the HDNet team to host this spectacular high-definition coverage," said Patterson. "I have known Mike Hogewood for a long time. He is a great talent and I'm looking forward to working with him."

"HDNet has brought together a talented team to create informed, comprehensive programming that will allow our fans to follow our NASCAR Grand National Division and its emerging stars throughout the season," said Chris Boals, director, NASCAR Regional Touring. "We're excited to work with HDNet on this new television package, which will increase exposure for the drivers, tracks, teams and sponsors in the NASCAR Grand National Series."

Patterson, also known as "The Racing Guy," has been involved in motor sports for more than 25 years. He hosted and produced television shows "RaceDay" on TNN and "On Pit Road" in national syndication. His radio experience includes more than 20 years of calling the action on the "pit road" for the Performance Racing Network (NASCAR).

Hogewood's extensive racing background includes work as a pit reporter for NASCAR's premier racing series (now NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series) and NASCAR Busch Series races, as well as play-by-play on NASCAR Busch Series races for TNT and TNN. He has also hosted "This Week in Motor Sports" and "RaceDay" on TNN. Hogewood is currently in his third season as Fox Sports Net's host of the weekly sports show "ACC Live."

Krueger, after winning Miss USA 2001, went on to work as a sideline reporter for the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) and KBTX-TV in College Station, Texas. At HDNet, she currently co-hosts the network's original series "Across America," and is also a feature reporter for college football coverage and for the HDNet Horse Racing Challenge.

The following updated schedule lists the dates and air times of the 18 NASCAR Grand National Division races on HDNet. For schedule updates, please visit www.hd.net.

<pre> DATE TIME (ET) SERIES EVENT Sun., April 25th 5:00 PM BNS Lee USA Speedway, Lee, N.H. Sat., May 1st 12:00 PM West California Speedway, Fontana, Calif. Sun., May 23rd 8:30 PM BNS Thompson Int'l Speedway Thompson, Conn. Sat., May 29th 10:00 AM BNS Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn. Sun., June 13th 8:30 PM BNS Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Mass. Fri., June 18th 7:30 PM BNS Stafford Motor Speedway, Conn. Sun., June 27th 8:30 PM BNS Holland Int'l Speedway, Holland, N.Y. Sat., July 17th 10:30 PM West Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, Wash. Sat., July 24th 3:30 PM BNS New Hampshire Int'l Speedway, Loudon Sat., July 31st 10:30 PM West Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, Calif. Sat., Aug. 14th 1:30 PM BNS Watkins Glen International, N.Y. Sat., Aug. 21st 7:30 PM BNS Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Maine Mon., Sept. 6th 10:30 PM West Rocky Mountain Raceways, Utah Sat., Sept. 18th 3:30 PM BNS New Hampshire Int'l Speedway Fri., Sept. 24th 4:00 PM BNS Dover Int'l Speedway, Dover, Del. Sun., Oct. 3rd Time TBA West Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Phoenix, Ariz. Sun., Oct. 17th Time TBA West Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, Calif. Sat., Oct. 23rd 10:30 PM West Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, Calif.

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