Spike TV to broadcast all 16 races

Updated: March 10, 2004, 8:34 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Spike TV will broadcast all 16 Champ Car World Series races this season.

The season begins April 18, with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The network also will air 24 episodes of a Champ Car lifestyle-themed series, Champ president Dick Eidswick and Spike TV executive VP of programming and production Kevin Kay said Wednesday.

Spike TV, which is a division of MTV Networks and bills itself as the "first network for men,'' is available in 87 million homes.

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