Kentucky Speedway will air six one-hour special programs on Fox Sports Net Ohio in 2002. The shows will capture the essence of the speedway and provide an outlet for Tri-State race fans to get information about the track and race events in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

The first special will preview the 2002 season and air after the Daytona 500. Additional air dates will be announced later. Four specials will air prior to each major event weekend of the Kentucky Speedway season, which begins in May and ends in August. A November program will wrap-up the season and look ahead to 2003.

"Providing regional sports programming has been, and continues to be, an important focus of our network, " said Steve Liverani, senior vice president and general manager, Fox Sports Net Ohio. "Race fans in the Tri-State area will now have a place to turn to for the latest in local racing action."

The shows will be hosted by Jim Day, Fox Sports Ohio correspondent, and Tim Bray, director of communications at Kentucky Speedway. In addition, Cincinnati racing analyst Bob Schmitt will be a program contributor.

"Each special will be designed to be the fans' source for Kentucky Speedway information," Bray said. "Whether its previewing the season or our NASCAR Busch Series weekend, we intend to provide race fans with everything they'll need to be part of the country's best track. It's been our goal to be on television since the we opened and we're grateful Fox Sports Ohio is willing to partner with us in this exciting new venture."

Fox Sports Ohio reaches more than four million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia. Fox Sports Net Ohio is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks, a division of Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Fox Sports Ohio's programming includes the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets and Cleveland Cavaliers, along with select NASCAR and PGA Tour coverage.

Fox Sports Net reaches more than 78 million households and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow's 50 percent ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation's largest markets - Florida, Ohio, New England, and San Francisco.

Tim Bray Mike Schmaltz
Director of Communications Communications Associate
Kentucky Speedway Kentucky Speedway
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Steve Pawlowski  
FOX Sports Net Ohio