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IRP Oval Featured on new NASCAR Busch Series Computer Game

18 September 1997



INDIANAPOLIS (September 18, 1997) -- Indianapolis Raceway Park's
lightning-fast .686-mile oval is recognized by drivers, the media and
fans as one of America's most challenging short tracks, and thanks to
a new video game to be released next month, fans will have the
opportunity to go head-to-head with the IRP oval on their home

Papyrus Design Group, a division of Sierra On-Line, Inc., announced
recently that it will release a new NASCAR computer game, the NASCAR
Grand National Series Expansion Pack, on Monday, October 20.  IRP will
be one of five short tracks featured on the game, which includes the
cars and drivers who compete in IRP's annual Kroger NASCAR 200 Busch
Series Grand National Division race.

Players will race against drivers such as defending Kroger NASCAR 200
champion Randy LaJoie, Todd Bodine and 1997 NASCAR Busch Series (NBS)
rookie standout Steve Park.

Papyrus design engineers spent several days at the IRP oval during the
1997 season taking careful measurements, video and photographs to
ensure the game conveys the greatest accuracy and realism possible.
"Because IRP has been such an important part of the history of the
NASCAR Busch Series, Papyrus is proud to include the track in the
Expansion Pack," said Papyrus Associate Producer Tom Faiano.  "We
consider IRP to be very important to the spirit of the product."

The NBS has played an important role in IRP's oval schedule every year
since 1982 when the inaugural Kroger NASCAR 200 took place.  IRP,
Kroger and NASCAR celebrated their sixteenth year as partners in NBS
racing in 1997, and Kroger's sponsorship of the event is the
longest-running sponsorship for any race currently on the NBS
schedule.  Over 37,000 people attended the 1997 Kroger NASCAR 200, the
largest crowd ever to attend an IRP oval event.

"Many drivers and motorsports professionals will tell you that if you
can be competitive on the IRP oval, you can be competitive anywhere,"
said NHRA Vice President and IRP General Manager Mike Lewis.  "The IRP
oval has for over 35 years challenged many of the best drivers in the
world, and the Grand National Series Expansion Pack will show how
intimidating IRP can be."

The NASCAR Grand National Series Expansion Pack's retail cost is
estimated at $49.95 and will be available at computer stores
everywhere or by calling Sierra On-Line at (800) 757-7707.  Tracks
featured on the game in addition to IRP include Texas Motor Speedway,
California Speedway, Nashville Speedway USA, The Milwaukee Mile, and
seven others.

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CONTACT: Eric Powell
(317) 387-7342 /
or Erica Kohnke (Papyrus)
(617) 528-1104 /