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LIVE TV COVERAGE SET FOR NASCAR'S 'MOTORCRAFT 500' ON TNN: THE NASHVILLE NETWORK

 NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- TNN: The Nashville Network will step in and televise the "Motorcraft 500" live from Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 20. The NASCAR Winston Cup race was originally scheduled to televise live on ABC Sports, Sunday, March 14, but was postponed due to the blizzard which immobilized the Atlanta area.
 "TNN not only has the ability but the commitment to reschedule our programming to provide live NASCAR racing for the fans," says David Hall, vice president, general manager, The Nashville Network.
 "We are pleased that TNN could pick up the race," says Ed Clark, president, Atlanta Motor Speedway. "It is a real service to the fans."
 TNN's live coverage of the "Motorcraft 500" begins at 1 p.m. (all times Eastern). Hosting the live four-hour telecast will be play-by- play announcer Mike Joy, color commentators Neil Bonnett and Buddy Baker, and pit reporters Glenn Jarrett and Randy Pemberton.
 The following day, Sunday, March 21, at 1 p.m. TNN will telecast the NASCAR Busch Grand National's "Miller Genuine Draft 500" live from Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Mike Joy, Neil Bonnett, and Glenn Jarrett will host the two-hour telecast.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy Neil of TNN: The Nashville Network, 615-871-6996, or Cheryl Daly of Group W Satellite Communications, 212-916-1041, for TNN: The Nashville Network/


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