Wednesday, January 7, 2009
NASCAR TV Season Opens On Wednesday At Noon
Update: There is a new post up for your comments on the first episode of 39/10.
The time of day might be an issue, but the 2009 NASCAR TV season is officially opening at noon Eastern Time on Wednesday.
A brand new TV series from The NASCAR Media Group should be just what the doctor ordered for fans left out in the cold since the checkered flag at Homestead.
The series is called NASCAR 39/10: Reviewing the 60th Season.
There are thirty hours of programming in ten shows over five weeks. That is a lot of math, so let me break it down. Each Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 3pm ET there will be a new episode. Basically, it's like watching two football games a week.
This is DVR Theater at its finest, as noon on the East Coast is not exactly the primetime welcome NASCAR wanted to kick-off the 2009 TV season. After a long run of reality shows in primetime, perhaps SPEED might have moved some repeat programming to put these shows in timeslots where NASCAR fans would not be forced to record them.
For those of you without a DRV, TiVo or VCR, good luck to you as these episodes are not currently on the SPEED schedule to be repeated. Perhaps, a long lunch on the East Coast or a half-day off on the West Coast might do the trick.
TDP still does not have an episode list, but we do know that the first show on Wednesday will consist of pre-season testing, the Daytona Shootout, the Daytona 500 and the first California race. Like most of the edited highlight shows from NMG, these programs do not have on-camera hosts but do have a narrator throughout.
The best part of this type of show is that NMG captures the best parts of each race and then puts them all together in a style that is unmistakable. All the best race footage, in-car cameras, and pit road drama is mixed with the best audio clips and natural sound of racing. The result is almost always a winner.
As more information trickles in about the episodes, we will update the TV guide on the right side of the TDP main page. Shortly after this first episode ends, we will have a review up and ask for your comments.
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