HDNet … Start Your Engines


HDNet will air the 2004 Race of Champions - Nations Cup live from the Stade de France in Paris Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. (EST), the network said Monday.

The event is an end-of-season international racing showdown featuring two unique individual and team competitions.

In the “Race of Champions,” 16 of the world’s best drivers compete in a series of head-to-head heats in identical cars to determine the individual “Champion of Champions.” Then, in the “Nations Cup,” the same drivers compete in national teams of two in a bid to determine "The World's Fastest Nation."

Four-time National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing champion Jeff Gordon and 14-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner Jimmie Johnson will represent the United States.

HDNet will air an encore presentation of the 1080i (interlaced) event at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4.