Sunday, February 14, 2010
Live Blogging "NASCAR Now" And "RaceDay" (9AM on ESPN2 and SPEED)
Both NASCAR news shows are going to share an hour of head-to-head competition this morning as NASCAR Now on ESPN2 and RaceDay on SPEED both go live from Daytona at 9AM. That is the ESPN team in the TV truck preparing for today's show. Thanks to then for the picture.
The new start times for the Sprint Cup races and the expanded three hour version of RaceDay put together this situation. It should be interesting.
Allen Bestwick leads the ESPN effort while John Roberts hosts for SPEED. ESPN has Brad Daugherty and Rusty Wallace as analysts while SPEED put Kyle Petty and Kenny Wallace together on the panel.
Ryan McGee, Marty Smith and Nicole Manske are the reporters for ESPN while Wendy Venturini and Hermie Sadler fill that role for SPEED.
NASCAR Now is one hour long while RaceDay is three. ESPN uses suits and ties as a dress code while SPEED is casual in branded network attire. ESPN is warm in the infield studio while the SPEED Stage is outside and cold.
This should be a great study in the same content being offered to NASCAR fans in two very different TV styles. The formal and more structured manner of ESPN and the open and casual style of SPEED.
This post will serve to host your TV-related comments about both these programs. To add your opinion, just click on the comments button below. This is a family-friendly website, please keep that in mind when posting. Thanks for stopping by, make sure and join us for the live blog of the race right here at 11:45AM.