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SPEED Channel Goes Live with Gordon-Montoya

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 5, 2003) – SPEED Channel will strap in with four-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and Formula One standout Juan Pablo Montoya as the pair swap hot rods for the afternoon on June 11 at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The live program, entitled “Gordon/Montoya Tradin’ Paint,” will begin at 1 p.m. ET and be hosted by Bob Varsha, former NASCAR crew chief Larry McReynolds and former F1 mechanic Steve Matchett.

Each driver will be wired for sound and the cars will be equipped with multiple on-board cameras. A special one-hour edition will replay June 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET, immediately following NASCAR Winston Cup Series qualifying.

Both participants have scored victories at the famed track—Montoya at the 2000 Indianapolis 500 and Gordon with three Winston Cup wins, including the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994.

“I’m fascinated with the technology involved in Formula One racing and am excited about the chance to drive an F1 car,” Gordon said. “It should be a lot of fun to see firsthand what F1 drivers face during a lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

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