Saturday, April 14, 2007
ESPN Busch Series: NASCAR Countdown
For the second time, a key Busch Series pre-race show has been cancelled due to a live women's tennis event. This Busch Series race is the only NASCAR event that ESPN had this weekend. It has been promoted since Monday throughout the ESPN family of networks. ESPN chose not to change channels and air NASCAR Countdown on ESPN News, ESPN Classic, or interrupt billiards on ESPN. One Daly Planet reader suggested that NASCAR Countdown could have been "broadcast" on ESPN 360. For a major communications corporation with multiple television and internet outlets, how can NASCAR again draw the short straw? Please feel free to share your thoughts on this show, and the continuing problems with ESPN's featured NASCAR series. The COMMENTS link is below.