-- Listen to the 1997 Race Live with the IMS Radio Network --Fort Lauderdale, Florida - May 21, 1997 - CBS SportsLine (cbs.sportsline.com) revs its engine to announce its online coverage of the 81st Indianapolis 500. The Internet's most comprehensive sports site offers racing fans unmatched information on the biggest event in auto racing, from this year's starting positions, to a list of every past race winner since 1911.
The exclusive package from CBS SportsLine offers comprehensive coverage of the race through background information, news updates and a variety of features:
Audio - Users can follow the Indianapolis 500 live with the IMS radio network featuring Paul Page. Racing fans can also listen to archived audio from this year's pole qualifying weekend and a conversation with 2-time Indy winner Emerson Fittipaldi.
Emerson Fittipaldi Official Website - Emmo fans can access in-depth information, including schedules, statistics, stories, and photos, on this racing legend.
Starting Grid - Fans can stay up to date on the starting positions of all thirty-three racers.
History - A comprehensive perspective of each Indy race including a list of every first-place finisher since 1911; the dangers of Indy; and facts, figures and records on the race.
Columns - Exclusive stories written by CBS SportsLine auto racing columnist Mark Zeske, Mark Swanson and national columnist Ray Buck, and field reports from an array of contributing writers.
Photos - An unmatched photo gallery of Indianapolis 500 highlights from the last three races, including action shots of Arie Luyendyk, Tony Stewart, defending champion Buddy Lazier, Scott Goodyear, among others.
SportsLine USA, the publisher of CBS SportsLine, is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based sports media and technology company founded in 1994. The SportsLine service was renamed CBS SportsLine as the result of an agreement with CBS Sports in March 1997. The service features more than 100,000 pages of multimedia sports information and entertainment covering all major collegiate and professional sports. Programming includes exclusive editorials by nationally acclaimed writers; award-winning, real time animated baseball and football coverage via "virtual stadiums"; a merchandise superstore; and the only Internet-based all-sports radio station. SportsLine's superstar advisors include Joe Namath, Shaquille O'Neal, Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice, Pete Sampras, Cal Ripken, Arnold Palmer, Joe Montana, and Emerson Fittipaldi.
CBS SportsLine Contacts: Bret Werner Jerry Milani (212)714-1280 ext.238 (212)714-1280 xt.240