Friday, May 21, 2010

SPEED's Favorite NASCAR TV Friday


The new SPEED studios are right down the street from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. On this Friday, the Nationwide Series cars are packed away and the spotlight is shining on the only motorsports cable TV network in North America.

9AM ET starts the day with CWTS practice. SPEED is on the air until 11:30PM when Trackside ends the 14.5 hours of continuous NASCAR programming.

This day at CMS is notorious for getting off schedule and having weird circumstances happen. This is especially true for the Sprint Showdown and All-Star qualifying session scheduled for 5PM. There are always twists and turns at CMS, even without the presence of Humpy Wheeler. Instead, it will be Bruton Smith's son Marcus, pictured above, who will be running the show at the track.

We are going to open this post for your TV-related comments as the day rolls on. Any news updates or changes to the schedule will also be posted here. Feel free to comment on SPEED's Friday offerings by clicking the comments button below.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else having problems with SPEED HD? Its not coming in for me on my TV.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Just a heads-up. The Brian Vickers press conf. is at 2PM.

Jim Utter is now reporting that Kevin Harvick has reached a deal with RCR and they will announce that at 3:15PM.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Now will be Saturday for the RCR and Harvick deal announcement.

David said...

DW already grating on me...he's been on my TV for 5 minutes...

hotaru-hockeymaiden87 said...

This is a very long round of coverage (for a non-Speedweeks event). And on one network, where the broadcast groups (truck guys, cup guys, and the bridge guys) alternate back and forth. Amazing.

Only watching the truck related coverage.

David said...

Wow, Brian out 6 months, so sounds like some truth in the ESPN reports. Really hope they figure out what is wrong with him and that he will be able to race again.

Made a joke about this being a case for Dr. House last week, sounds like that may just be the case afterall...

Hope they figure it out Brian, we miss seeing you on the track!

MikeC said...

People can say what they want to say about ESPN, but anymore when it comes to getting the inside scoop on things in NASCAR, they're about one of the best at it these days.

David said...

Yeah, I think they have improved from their formula a couple years ago when they were just trying to be over the top in "scoops" but they have been pretty on target this year especially with the race bunch.

Haus14 said...

Have enjoyed the Speed coverage today. As usual, less is more. I enjoy how Speed does things. Very few bells and whistles, just excellent content. Tomorrow's 3 hours of RaceDay may be another story. I think they try too hard on that show to be something they are not.

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Glenn said...

Just my luck!
Speed actually broadcasts the trucks and I got a big black cloud over the house so no tv signal.
I think the cloud followed me home.

Thanks anyway Speed for the coverage today, sorry I've missed it.
Oh yea, I must have messed up programming the channel change, I got Regis and Kelli. BOOOOOOOOOOO!

TVtrucker said...

JD, good to have you providing all of us this forum, thanks for that. Not to get off subject but I see my buddy Chris has hit a media bump on the track. Oops! I really did not understand the big deal other than his comments seemed like they were off of racing but he brought the thought home as his point was made about the racers helping. He's smarter than people know. Very smart. How did he insult minorities? Am I missing something? Maybe I did not read enough? Do you have an opinion on it quickly before the green?