CBS Evening News To Air Feature On James “Bubba” Stewart

Feature portrays the popular 18-year-old¿s mercurial career and his impact on the sport of motocross

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (June 16, 2004) ¿ James ¿Bubba¿ Stewart will once again reach the prime time national television spotlight with a feature story slated to air tonight, Wednesday, June, 16, on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. The story, which was conducted at the Pontiac Supercross in April, portrays the talented 18-year-old¿s ground-breaking career and the impact he has made on the popular sport of professional motocross.

Stewart continues to break outside the normal boundaries for motocross athletes and his image has graced the hollowed grounds of some of the nation¿s top media outlets, including ¿NBC Nightly News,¿ ABC¿s ¿Jimmy Kimmel Live Show,¿ Fox¿s ¿Best Damn Sports Show, Period,¿ Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Teen People, ESPN The Magazine, Complex Magazine, Boy¿s Life and USA Today.

While his success off the race track has caught the attention of the corporate world, it has been his record-breaking racing career that has catapulted the sport¿s only African-American rider to new heights. In just two and a half years of professional racing, Stewart has broken nearly every record in the 125 class, the equivalent of the minor leagues in baseball, shattering the previous marks held by some of the sport¿s greatest icons. He is poised to make the jump to the ¿big leagues¿ next season and race in the premier 250 class.

The sky seems to be limit for this likeable kid from Haines City, Fla., who has raced for Kawasaki, Fox Racing and Oakley for over 30 combined years. Through his early success and national attention, Stewart has managed to keep himself grounded and maintains a genuine interest in promoting a healthy and growing sport.

The ¿CBS Evening News with Dan Rather¿ features some of the nation¿s top stories in a nightly-news format and airs at 6:30 p.m. in most areas. Check your local listing for the air time in your region.

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