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Actor/Driver Jason Priestley joins ABC Sports' Indy Racing League broadcast team

ABC Sports, the network of the Indianapolis 500, announced today the addition of actor Jason Priestley to its Indy Racing League broadcast team. Priestley will team with anchor Bob Jenkins, new ABC analyst Larry Rice and pit reporters Jack Arute and Vince Welch on the seven events broadcast by the network this season.

"We are pleased to welcome Jason to our ABC Sports auto racing family," said John Filippelli, senior vice president of Production, ABC Sports. "In addition to his outstanding acting career, Jason has demonstrated a great deal of talent as a race driver. His knowledge of the sport will add color and excitement to our coverage of Indy Racing and the Indianapolis 500."

Priestley has starred in more than 30 television series and feature films since his 1986 cinema debut and has made guest appearances on numerous other TV shows, including "Gross Pointe" and, most recently, "Spin City." He is most identified with his role as Brandon Walsh on the hit series "Beverly Hills 90201" from 1990-1998. Priestley, who directed 22 episodes of "90210" from 1993-1997 and produced the series in 1996 and 1997, was named the show's executive producer in 1997. He has served in a similar capacity for several other movies and TV series, including directing the acclaimed documentary "Bare Naked in America." Most recently Priestley was cast as Davidson in the British film "The Fourth Angel" which has just completed production.

An active race car driver and life-long fan of the sport, Priestley has competed in GTS, SCCA Trans-am racing, the SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally Championship, the Motorola Cup, the Pro/Celebrity Race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and in numerous other events.

ABC Sports coverage of the Indy Racing League begins on March 18 at 4:00 p.m., ET with the inaugural race of the 2001 season, the Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200, live from Phoenix International Raceway. The network will also provide coverage of six other events, including the prestigious Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27, at 11:00 a.m., ET. ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 are the exclusive television networks of the Indy Racing League.  HELP |  ADVERTISER INFO |  CONTACT US |  TOOLS |  SITE MAP
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