Thursday, February 7, 2008
In-Progress At Daytona: Media Day On ESPN News Network (Noon - 3PM Eastern Time)
ESPN kicks-off a long season with three hours of live coverage of Media Day from the Daytona International Speedway. The program begins on the ESPN News Network at Noon Eastern Time and continues until 3PM.
Hosting the coverage from Daytona will be new on-air personality Nicole Manske. Joining her at the Media Center will be Rusty Wallace. Back at the ESPN Studios in Bristol, CT will be Ryan Burr and Mike Massaro to round-out the coverage.
Before ESPN got the new NASCAR TV contract, the ESPN News Network used to provide extensive live coverage of the post-race driver interviews live from the Media Centers at the tracks. This coverage was eliminated in 2007.
This is a very nice first step in establishing that relationship once again. With the tight scheduling and the scripted nature of NASCAR Now, the ESPN Networks need a "destination" where fans can turn for breaking NASCAR news and live interviews.
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