Tuesday, July 31, 2007

NASCAR Busch Series Makes Inaugural Stop in Montreal with NAPA Auto Parts 200 Live on TSN and TSN HD, this Saturday

Some of the biggest names in NASCAR, including this year's Daytona 500 champion, are driving north of the border as the NASCAR Busch Series makes its inaugural pit stop in Montreal this weekend with the NAPA Auto Parts 200 - Presented by Dodge. TSN has live coverage of all the action from Montreal's famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve road course, beginning with qualifying on Saturday (Aug. 4) at 12 noon ET, immediately followed by the race at 2:30 p.m. ET. Both qualifying and the race are available in High Definition on TSN HD.

Kevin Harvick, the reigning Daytona 500 winner and two-time NASCAR Busch Series champion, leads the list of big-name drivers competing in Montreal. The field also includes current Busch points leader Carl Edwards, Jeff Burton, who has won 24 races on the Busch circuit, and Robby Gordon, whose resume boasts three NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victories, a NASCAR Busch Series win and five Top-10 finishes at the Indianapolis 500.

The Canadian contingent at the NAPA Auto Parts 200 features such popular drivers as Quebec's Patrick Carpentier, the local favourite who is making his NASCAR Busch Series debut behind the wheel of the Fitz Motorsports Dodge, veteran Ron Fellows of Mississauga, Ont., one of the most distinguished and accomplished Canadian NASCAR drivers ever, and 19-year-old J.R. Fitzpatrick of Cambridge, Ont., the 2006 CASCAR champion.

TSN's Brent Wallace will be on site at Circuit Gilles Villenueve providing reports for SportsCentre, including a post-race wrap-up on Saturday that will include a one-on-one interview with the winner of the race.

Fans in attendance at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Saturday will be able to watch NASCAR Canadian Tire Series' (NCATS) sixth race of the season. The 23-lap race takes place at 10 a.m. ET just prior to the Busch Series qualifying. The NCATS-Montreal race will air on TSN and TSN HD on August 19 at 12 noon ET.

TSN's NASCAR coverage is the most comprehensive ever this season, with live coverage of 30 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races, all 35 NASCAR Busch Series races, and highlight shows of the entire 12-race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. All NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and NASCAR Busch Series races are available in High Definition on TSN HD.

TSN, a division of CTVglobemedia, is Canada's Sports Leader. Setting the Canadian sports broadcasting standard, TSN's flagship news program, SportsCentre, was voted the number-one source for sports news by sports fans from across the country.* TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule also features the NHL and first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; Toronto Maple Leafs hockey; International Hockey including the IIHF World Junior Championship; the Olympic Games through 2012; CFL including Friday Night Football; NFL including Sunday and Monday Night Football; PGA TOUR and all four golf Majors; Season of Champions Curling; NASCAR including the Daytona 500; Formula One including the Canadian Grand Prix; IRL including the Indy 500; Blue Jays baseball; Raptors basketball and the NBA Finals; Tennis and all four Grand Slam events; EURO 2008 and UEFA Champions League Soccer; and HBO World Championship boxing. TSN HD offers more sports coverage, more hours and more events in High Definition than any other network in Canada, reinforcing TSN's position as Canada's Sports Leader in High Definition. TSN is available in 9 million households. TSN's programming and news content is also available online at TSN.ca.

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