Saturday, February 9, 2008
In-Progress At Daytona: "NASCAR Live" and Saturday Cup Practice on SPEED
The SPEED schedule begins on Saturday at 10AM Eastern Time with a thirty minute edition of NASCAR Live.
The main host for this program is John Roberts, although SPEED has multiple announcers on-site and several sets operating simultaneously.
On-track practice for Sprint Cup cars begins at 10:30AM and will be followed by another edition of NASCAR Live at 12:30PM.
After lunch, practice resumes for the Cup Series at 1:30PM, and SPEED ends the afternoon portion of this live coverage with a final wrap-up edition of NASCAR Live at 3PM.
Normally a general news program updating events at the track and happenings in the garage, today will be different. It should be interesting to see if SPEED is drawn into the media feeding frenzy about the Tony Stewart vs. Kurt Busch accident. The network did a good and balanced job Friday dealing with the events.
This post will serve to host your comments about the TV coverage. This is not a blog about racing, but the TV and media coverage that surrounds it. This should be a good example of watching a network balance the features and events they have prepared in advance with the breaking news about possible sanctions on two drivers and other teams working to prepare cars that arrived at the speedway during the night.
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