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Nascar Officials Report On Earnhardt's Death

Aired August 21, 2001 - 15:00   ET

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NATALIE ALLEN, CNN ANCHOR: Quickly now from the CNN News Center. At this hour, Nascar officials are expected to release their final report on the death of driver Dale Earnhardt who was killed at the Daytona 500 back in February.

We're going to listen in, in the news conference that has just begun here in Atlanta.

JIM HUNTER, V.P. NASCAR: To better appreciate the scope of this study and better understand why it took so long to complete. Before we begin today's press conference, allow me a moment to explain what is going to happen in the next hour or so.

First, we're going to hear from Nascar president Mike Healthon. Then, we're going to hear from independent experts who conducted this investigation. Their presentations will last approximately one hour, to be followed by a question-and-answer period. Once the Q&A is completed...

ALLEN: So that news conference is just now getting underway. If you want to see the Nascar presentation in its entirety, tune into CNN's "Sports Illustrated," or log onto our web site at CNN.com, AOL keyword: CNN, and we'll have an update of what is announced at this news conference for you at the half hour, in just 20 minutes.

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