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Belterra Casino Resort to Sponsor Second Annual Indy 300

10 August 2001

GLENDALE, California –- (Press Release) -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., (NYSE: PNK) and its Belterra Casino Resort today extended a welcome to all participants in the Belterra Casino Indy 300, which will be held at the Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY, this Sunday, August 12th, with broadcast coverage on the ABC television network beginning at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Defending champion Buddy Lazier will join Scott Sharp and Sam Hornish, Jr. to headline an outstanding field of drivers in the second annual running of the race.

``As a relatively new neighbor in the Tri-State area, we are proud to again sponsor the running of this leg of the Indy Racing Northern Light series, and are delighted to host many of the drivers and their race teams at Belterra this weekend,'' said Paul Alanis, President and CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. ``The Kentucky Speedway -- 'The New Home for Championship Motorsports' -- and the newly completed Tom Fazio-designed golf course at our nearby Belterra Casino Resort represent two exciting sporting opportunities for the residents of the Ohio Valley and visitors from outside the area.

On behalf of the 'Official Hotel of the Kentucky Speedway,' we wish all of the drivers good luck this weekend and extend our warmest welcome to them, ABC Sports, other members of the media and racing enthusiasts who will be on hand or watching the race broadcast.''

The one-and-a-half-mile oval racetrack is located in Gallatin County, KY, 35 miles southwest of Cincinnati, OH at Interstate 71 and Highway 35 and features 66,089 grandstand seats, 50 Luxury Suites and parking for over 30,000 cars and 2,000 RVs, including ample free parking.

Tickets are still available by phone at 1-888-652-RACE (1-888-652-7223), online at the Kentucky Speedway at Cincinnati-area AAA Travel Stores and selected retailers.

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