THREE-TIME CUP CHAMPION CREW CHIEF EVERNHAM JOINS SPEED CENTER AS ANALYST

EXPERIENCE AS RACER, CREW CHIEF, TEAM OWNER AND CAR COLLECTOR OFFERS UNIQUE & VERSATILE VOICE TO SPEED™ TALENT LINEUP

Beginning Sunday, Ray Evernham joins SPEED as a regular analyst on SPEED Center, the definitive motor sports news program. Evernham will be introduced on tonight’s show (11 p.m. ET), promoting his Sunday appearances (10:30 a.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET).

Evernham, the dominant crew chief of the 1990s, when he partnered with driver Jeff Gordon for 47 wins in 216 starts, netting three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, two Daytona 500 victories and a win at the inaugural Brickyard 400, has a wide-ranging resume that offers SPEED a fresh voice across multiple topics and platforms.

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“Bringing in Ray to talk NASCAR is a no-brainer,” said SPEED EVP of Programming & Production Patti Wheeler. “But he offers so much more … his knowledge and experience spread across multiple racing disciplines and automotive categories. There is no question that the addition of Ray Evernham strengthens our position as ‘the Motor Sports Authority’ and we expect this relationship to grow.”

“I look forward to my new role at SPEED,” Evernham said. “They have a great team in place already and I am proud to join them. The opportunity to be involved with different types of motor sports and automotive programming has me really excited.”

In addition to his success as a NASCAR crew chief, Evernham led the return of Dodge to NASCAR in 2000 as a team owner and continues to consult with multiple motor sports teams and venues. To learn more about Ray Evernham, please visit http://www.rayevernham.com/index.php.

About SPEED™

SPEED, anchored by its popular and wide-ranging coverage of NASCAR, is the nation’s first and only cable television network dedicated to automotive and motorcycle racing, performance and lifestyle. Now available in nearly 84 million homes in North America, SPEED, a member of the FOX Sports Media Group, is among the industry leaders in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services, including SPEED2, a groundbreaking new broadband network featuring live, streaming and on-demand events complementing offerings of the linear network. For more information, please visit SPEED.com, the online motor sports authority.

About FOX Sports Media Group

FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill.  Built with brands that are capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox’s 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports.  In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which comprises FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com and scout.com, reaching over 20 million unique visitors monthly.  Also included are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses FOX Deportes, Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network, FOX Sports Skybox restaurants and FOX Sports Grills.

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