"State Farm Motorsports Weekly" - the one-hour talk show on ESPN Radio 1000 co-hosted by Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway Vice President/General Manager Matthew Alexander and ESPN Radio personality John Jurkovic (Jurko) - is moving from Thursday to Tuesday, but will continue to air live from 7 to 8 p.m. (CDT) throughout the 2007 racing season.

In 2005, "Motorsports Weekly" was a taped show which aired on Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. (CDT). The following year, the top-rated sports station in Chicago decided to make the switch to live broadcasts on Thursday evenings due to the popularity of the show in its first season. After another successful season last year, ESPN Radio 1000 decided to move the live prime-time show to Tuesdays.

"ESPN 1000 is very excited to have State Farm Motorsports Weekly join us for another season," said Justin Craig, program director of ESPN Radio 1000. "Some of our most loyal listeners are racing fans, and we're pleased to be able to provide them with the most comprehensive coverage of their passion. This season's Tuesday night show, with our very own Jurko - heard weekdays on Chicago's highly rated Mac, Jurko and Harry from 3 - 7 p.m. (CST) - will bring our race fans inside the pits, and closer than ever to the action."

The 2007 season will kick off with a live two hour special on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. (CST). The remaining shows will air on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. (CST) throughout the year.

"We're very excited for State Farm Motorsports Weekly to once again be broadcast live during a time when it reaches a much larger audience, including the significant amount of commuters still making their way home," said Alexander. "Having the opportunity to remain a live show during prime-time hours speaks volumes of how successful the show has become in only two short years. It also reinforces the fact that the motorsports fan base continues to grow throughout the Midwest, more specifically right here in the Chicagoland area."

State Farm Motorsports Weekly covers all the latest news and information regarding the nation's top racing series, including NASCAR, the Indy Racing League and NHRA. Last season, the show featured live call-ins from many NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series and IndyCar Series drivers, including 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon. This year, the show will once again feature interviews with top drivers and team owners in those racing circuits. Race fans can either call the show and speak with Alexander and Jurko at 312-332-3776 during the live broadcasts or e-mail their motorsports questions and comments to motorsportsweekly@espnradio1000.com.

The program will once again be available via live audio streaming on the Internet through either www.espnradio1000.com or www.chicagolandspeedway.com .

Jurkovic ("Jurko"), a former NFL player and motorsports fan, is also a member of Chicago's top-rated afternoon sports talk show on ESPN Radio 1000, "Mac, Jurko and Harry." In February 2005, Alexander joined Jurko during a one-hour NASCAR Preview show from Daytona International Speedway prior to the Daytona 500. The response from ESPN Radio's listeners inspired a weekly motorsports show.

For more information about ESPN Radio 1000 or Chicagoland Speedway/Route 66 Raceway, visit www.espnradio1000.com or www.chicagolandspeedway.com .

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