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Volume 25 No. 49
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NASCAR, PART II: BROOKS SAY BRAY CARY HAS NEW NASCAR ROLE

          NASCAR VP/Broadcasting & Technology Bray Cary,
     "architect" of the racing league's six-year, $2.4B TV deal,
     "apparently is moving out of NASCAR's Charlotte office and
     into a new, undefined role as 'adviser'" to new
     VP/Broadcasting Paul Brooks, who will be based in L.A. (see
     THE DAILY, 10/25), according to Mike Mulhern of the WINSTON-
     SALEM JOURNAL.  Brooks, on a transition: "I think the job is
     changing.  You can talk with Bray about his plans.  But I am
     now responsible for all broadcasting, all Internet, all
     those elements.  Bray is still a big adviser to me, and what
     he's been able to do to get this TV package and to get this
     TV environment to where it is incredible."  Mulhern added
     that Brooks' "first jobs" are to hire a director of
     broadcasting and director of New Media, the Internet and its
     spinoffs, and "slowly build an office of eight to 10
     people," while Fox helps NASCAR put together The NASCAR
     Channel.  Brooks: "We have a lot of work still to do on the
     NASCAR Channel. ... We thought we would be in a position to
     announce something around the [year-end gala in N.Y.], but I
     don't think that's realistic" (W-S JOURNAL, 11/18).  
          WINSTON WEST? Meanwhile, NBC Sports Chair Dick Ebersol
     said that he "expects NASCAR officials to add one or two
     West Coast races to the Winston Cup schedule in the next few
     years."  Mulhern added that "presumably the two tracks to
     get the new dates would be" L.A.'s CA Speedway and Las Vegas
     Speedway.  The current Winston Cup races at those two tracks
     are part of Fox' springtime schedule (W-S JOURNAL, 11/18).