Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Petty News Conference Live - 11AM on SPEED
Here is the official information from SPEED about live news coverage:
SPEED will interrupt regularly scheduled programming Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET to bring viewers live coverage of the Petty Enterprises press conference from the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media center. Hosted by Kyle Petty, the press conference will address the future of the organization, introducing a new CEO and offering a driver lineup and sponsor packages for 2009 and beyond.
The folks at NASCAR Now already broke the news, here is their update:
NASCAR's most famed organization has called a news conference for 11 a.m. ET Wednesday at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Among the expected topics are a partnership with Boston Ventures Management and the re-signing of Bobby Labonte.
Veteran Hartford Courant writer Shawn Courchesne is naming names, and it is a big surprise to those of us in the TV world:
It's expected that 45-year old David Zucker, a former executive vice president of ESPN and former CEO of Playboy Enterprises and Midway Games, will be announced as the new CEO of the 60-year old racing organization.
Variety.com is not very kind to Zucker in terms of speaking about his recent exit as the CEO of Midway, the video game company. Here is the story in full. One sentence below will set the tone:
This one isn't exactly a surprise to those following Midway lately: CEO David Zucker was shown the door today after years of big losses and no revenue growth.
So, what could be a very interesting press conference will take place live on Wednesday at 11AM Eastern Time on SPEED.
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