Thursday, October 9, 2008
SPEED And ESPN Classic Will Simulcast Memphis Nationwide Series Race
The issue of where to see the Nationwide Series race from Memphis has been solved. The solution is rather familiar. SPEED has once again agreed to carry a NASCAR on ESPN telecast so fans can catch-up with the action from Memphis. Here is the official information.
The Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 presented by the Southern Dodge Dealers will be simulcast live on ESPN Classic and SPEED. Online broadcasts of the race will also be streamed live on ESPN360.com and NASCAR.com.
“The simultaneous broadcasts on SPEED and ESPN Classic, along with live streaming on NASCAR.com and ESPN360.com, will provide our fans with a wide range of opportunities to watch the race on various platforms,” said Robbie Weiss, NASCAR’s vice president, broadcasting. “This is a busy time of year for live sports and we really appreciate ESPN and SPEED working together to come up with a plan that takes care of our fans. ESPN and SPEED will work aggressively to promote this simulcast."
“SPEED is happy to assist again with a simulcast of a NASCAR Nationwide Series race,” said SPEED President Hunter Nickell. “SPEED works well with the NASCAR television partners all season long and believes this kind of network cooperation is in the best interest of NASCAR fans and SPEED viewers.”
This was a tough situation to solve and ESPN deserves credit for the hard work. The company is loaded with college football and on this particular Saturday also has live coverage of the Breeders Cup. This left SPEED as a viable solution and network president Hunter Nickell has a great track record of helping NASCAR in difficult situations.
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