New England Dodge Motorsports Weekly Debuts on FOX Sports Net

Mike Joy to Host Weekly Motorsports Show Beginning May 26th

BOSTON, MA – May 25, 2000 – An exciting new weekly motorsports show, New England Dodge Motorsports Weekly, debuts on FOX Sports Net tomorrow. The show will cover the New England racing scene and the tracks, drivers, teams and fans that make New England one of the richest motorsports regions in the country. New England Dodge Motorsports Weekly will air Fridays at 7:30PM.

This weekly program will feature race highlights, interviews with racing personalities and behind-the-scenes features on racing across the Northeast. New England Dodge Motorsports Weekly will air every Friday night at 7:30PM and repeat on Saturday mornings at 11:30AM for 25 weeks.

New England Dodge Motorsports Weekly will be hosted by nationally recognized CBS and FOX Sports broadcaster, Mike Joy. Since 1998, Mike Joy has been the principal announcer for the Daytona 500 and NASCAR on CBS-TV following 14 years on pit road for CBS. He also anchors TV coverage of the Formula 1 world championship for FOX-TV.

“Auto racing has a growing, dedicated fan base in New England that thirsts for news and features about their sport and its participants,” said Joy. “While the sport is well represented on national television, this is an important step in expanding regional coverage. I’m very pleased that FOX Sports Net has welcomed this program. I’m proud to host it and expand my involvement within the FOX network family.

New England Dodge has signed on with FOX Sports Net as the title sponsor of this innovative new program. New England Dodge is very excited about the association.

“New England Dodge views this show as the perfect opportunity to support the New England racing community while promoting our various motorsports activities in the region,” said Ken Papa, Chairman of the New England Dodge motorsports council. “We consider New England to be one of the most important an unique motorsports regions in the country and we intend to make New England Dodge synonymous with motorsports throughout the Northeast.”

New England Dodge Motorsports Weekly is a production of OnTRACK Marketing & Promotions of Salisbury, Massachusetts. OnTRACK is New England’s leading full-service motorsports marketing company, providing creative and promotional marketing programs for companies of all sizes. For more information on New England Dodge Motorsports Weekly, contact Brian Bonner, Executive Producer, 978-741-2496.

FOX Sports Net reaches more than 3.4 million viewers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. FOX Sports Net reaches more than 70 million homes nationwide. It is a service of National Sports Partners, a 50/50 joint venture between Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and the FOX Entertainment Group.

Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow’s sports assets, including its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, majority ownership of the Madison Square Garden Properties, and the ownership and management of seven regional sports networks in six of the nation’s largest markets — Chicago, Florida, New England, New York, Ohio and San Francisco. MediaOne has fifty percent ownership of FOX Sports Net New England.


Ryan Donovan
FOX Sports Net