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IMS Announces Broadcast Schedule for Brickyard 400

21 July 1997


For Immediate Release					
Countdown to the Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS, July 21, 1997 -- Programming for the Brickyard 400, which is
also NASCAR's richest and largest purse in Winston Cup racing, has been set
for race week, and will be highlighted by the live broadcast of the race on
the ABC Network and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.

ABC Sports will feature Bob Jenkins and 1973 NASCAR Winston
Cup champion Benny Parsons in the Booth for the 1 p.m. (EDT, 12 Noon
local time) start of the fourth running of the Brickyard 400 on
Saturday, August 2.

The veteran ABC broadcast duo of Jenkins and Parsons will be
joined by reporters Jack Arute, Bill Weber, and Dr. Jerry Punch to
round out the on-air lineup.

Mike Joy and Ned Jarrett, the two-time champion of NASCAR's
top division, and father of 1996 Brickyard 400 winner Dale Jarrett
will return to call the race for the IMS Radio Network at 12:00
p.m. (EDT, 11 a.m. local time).

Live practice coverage will be aired by ESPN2 in addition to
live qualification coverage on ESPN and a live Brickyard 400
merchandise special Thursday night on cable channel QVC. ESPN will air
"The Road to the Brickyard" specials on Sunday, June 29, Saturday,
July 12 and Saturday July 26.

In addition, ESPN will air a one-hour Brickyard 400 special
program immediately preceding the race and a two-hour race recap on
Sunday following the Brickyard 400. RPM2Night, the ESPN daily racing
program, will broadcast live from the Brickyard's Garage area from
Wednesday, July 30 through Saturday, August 2.

The IMS Radio Network has again scheduled its call-in program,
"Brickyard Live" for Wednesday and Thursday evenings from the
Brickyard Crossing Golf Resort. The program features NASCAR Winston
Cup competitors and Brickyard 400 personalities. Also, the radio
network will carry live qualifying coverage for Thursday's Busch Pole
Qualifying runs and qualifying wrap-ups on Thursday and Friday of race
week as the field is set.  The IMS Radio Network broadcast will be
carried by 500 stations nationwide and by LeSea Broadcasting and the
Armed Forces Radio Network around the world.

The Brickyard 400 is presented by Chevrolet, Miller Lite,
Monsoon and Pennzoil. All reserved seats for the 1997 race are sold
out, and general admission tickets are not available on race
day. General admission tickets are available on practice ($5 per
person over 5 years of age) and qualifying days ($10 per person over 5
years). A $25 three-day (Wednesday-Friday) practice and qualifying
pass allows daily in-and-out privileges and is available through the
IMS ticket office. For information on Brickyard 400 practice and
qualifying tickets, weekend parking and camping information, or the
three-day pre-race pass, call IMS Ticket Operations at 317/484-6700.