Friday, January 4, 2008
ESPN Classic Will Show NASCAR Right Now!
This just in from the "out of the blue" department. ESPN Classic Network will be showing six historic Daytona 500 races starting......this Monday!
This certainly is an interesting twist in the build-up to the Daytona 500, and maybe signals a change in the relationship between ESPN and NASCAR Images. What ESPN Classic is offering is "DVR and TiVo" theater presentations of the races at 2PM Eastern Time on Mondays, starting January 7th.
Fans will be able to vote for their favorite race of the six selected, and then after the Daytona Nationwide Series race airs live on ESPN2, ESPN Classic will air all six of the Daytona 500 races back-to-back in the order chosen by the viewers. Not a bad deal.
This is exactly the type of move that encourages NASCAR fans that ESPN is listening and that NASCAR Images is cooperating in making this sport more high-profile in the off-season.
So, SPEED beings testing coverage on Monday, with almost daily shows through Speedweeks. Now, ESPN Classic will show a race every Monday, with a NASCAR marathon the night before the Daytona 500. Fans can check Jayski.com for the story, and the schedules.
I think we can now officially say the end of the TV off-season is on Monday. Welcome back NASCAR, we kind of missed you.
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