Thursday, February 17, 2011
Live Blogging Gatorade Duels (SPEED - 2PM ET)
It's a tough time of the day with most of America at work. It's not available online from NASCAR or SPEED as a video stream. The rules are confusing and it's basically the NASCAR on FOX production team appearing on SPEED. Welcome to the Duels.
The twin qualifying races for the Daytona 500 are on SPEED. Krista Voda moves into the Hollywood Hotel in place of Chris Myers, as she has for several years. Myers is a FOX guy, not a SPEED guy. Other than that, it's Mike, DW, Larry and the FOX gang on TV.
RaceDay kicks off the coverage at 1PM with an hour special. John Roberts, Kyle Petty and Kenny Wallace will be on the SPEED Stage with Hermie Sadler and Wendy Venturini reporting. RaceDay is supposed to have a new look this season, we will see.
FOX had a rough season last year and these races should be a sneak peek of what the Daytona 500 coverage will have in store. New in-car driver angles, more technology and additional team scanner traffic are what FOX said they would be delivering this season. Be interesting to see if they keep if for the 500 or use that approach here.
An edition of Victory Lane follows the second race on SPEED and is scheduled for 5:30PM ET. Roberts, Petty and Wallace are on the show.
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