Thursday, June 10, 2010

Eldora Charity Race Scores Again

Wednesday night brought Tony Stewart's annual Prelude to the Dream charity race run at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH.

Let's talk about some topics that were raised before the event. It was shown in SD because the HD television equipment is just too expensive for this type of one-time charity event. The event was offered on pay-per-view on both cable and satellite dish.

The event is not currently scheduled to re-air on SPEED, but perhaps there will be some information released a bit later that might reveal that the show will be seen again. Getting the fans to the PPV live event was the original idea.

This Wednesday night show raises money for several charities. Click here for more details on the charities involved and the list of sponsors. The TV people who work on this event also donated their time. Marty Reid joined Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds in the booth. Dick Berggren and Matt Yocum worked in the garage area.

This is a fun event and Hendrick crew chief Steve Letarte was trying his hand at pit reporting. This was a nice opportunity for fans to see a very different side of Letarte that was not tied to Jeff Gordon's NASCAR issues.

Racing on dirt is an interesting experience for TV viewers. Even the concept of heat races is new to some NASCAR fans. It was nice to see once again camera views that showed this type of racing to fans in a positive way. Perhaps, that might translate to some folks checking out the local short track in their area this summer.

If you watched this event, how about some comments. What would you like to see added to the program in the future and how did you enjoy it? 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 taking the time to stop by The Daly Planet.