Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Update: Those are the five selected for the first class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame pictured above. Right click on any picture to save it to your computer.
Here we go with a big day of NASCAR TV from both ESPN and SPEED. Here are some interesting updates on the schedule of events.
The HoF voters will arrive at the Charlotte Convention Center at slightly before 10AM. At that time, in a closed session, presentations will begin recapping all 25 people nominated for the first HoF class.
At 11:30AM there will be discussions among the voters about the nominees for one hour and then lunch is scheduled for the group. at 1:30PM the voting begins and at 2PM all voting will be done. The panel is then excused while votes are being counted.
The day ends with the 4PM announcement of the inductees by NASCAR Chairman Brian France.
ESPNEWS will go live at 4PM for the coverage and then return at 5PM with NASCAR Now on ESPN2. Mike Massaro and Brad Daugherty will be in the ESPN studios, while Jerry Punch who is a HoF voter will be in Charlotte.
SPEED has a one hour show at 11AM and then returns at 3PM with a three hour show. The network ends the day with a one hour version of NASCAR Race Hub at 7PM.
Steve Byrnes and Krista Voda will handle the hosting duties for SPEED. Commentators include Mike Joy, Ken Squier, Kyle Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Wendy Venturini and Randy Pemberton.
This post will serve to host your comments throughout the day as we watch the TV coverage of this historic event unfold. ESPN has been very professional and thorough in their news-oriented coverage, while SPEED has struggled at times in this kind of setting. It should be interesting to watch it unfold live.
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