DAYTONA 500 NOTES FOR WEDNESDAY 2-14-96 DAYTONA 500 NOTE -- CBS Sports will utilize 29 cameras -- the most in the history of CBS motorsports coverage -- in televising the 1996 Daytona 500 on Feb. 18. With the availability of multiple shots in...
DAYTONA 500 NOTES FOR WEDNESDAY 2-14-96
DAYTONA 500 NOTE -- CBS Sports will utilize 29 cameras -- the most in the history of CBS motorsports coverage -- in televising the 1996 Daytona 500 on Feb. 18. With the availability of multiple shots in in-car cameras, CBS Daytona 500 program director Bob Fishman will have a total of 60 different camera shots at his disposal. In addition, CBS will open each of its 13 NASCAR televised events this season (Winston Cup races at Daytona, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and Michigan International Speedway as well as three NASCAR Busch Series and five NASCAR Craftsman Truck events with the same theme song and video, "Let's Go Racin," performed by Tanya Tucker.
BUD MOORE / HAYES MODEM ANNOUNCEMENT
BUD MOORE (Team owner, No.15 Hayes Modem Ford) -- I'm real happy to be here to make an annoucement like we're fixin' to make. We've got an awful good sponsor for the Daytona 500 which is Hayes Modem. We've got an awful good pilot -- a young race driver -- Wally Dallenbach, driving for us. We're looking to a great year. We had a hard time putting this program together. We're looking forward to this weekend. We've got a good competitive car and we're looking forward to continued support from Hayes Modem.
WALLY DALLENBACH (No. 15 Hayes Modem Ford) -- I'd like to thank Bud Moore, Ford and Hayes Modem for giving me the opportunity to drive their car. We feel like we've got a strong car. Like Bud said we hope they will do more with us this year. We hope to have a good run tomorrow and on Sunday. I'm really glad to be a part of this outfit. I think everybody knows what Bud Moore's record is. He's got a really good race team and they've been together for a long time. (On Tuesday's incident when Dallenbach scraped the wall) I cut a tire down. We had the car slowed down pretty good, but I couldn't get off the top of the race track because we were in such a big bunch of cars. It was pretty much cosmetic damage. We ran the car this morning and it ran just as good so we should be in good shape.
JOHN STUCKEY (Hayes Modem Vice President Product Management) -- Basically Hayes manufactures modems for personal computers. They allow you to send your files over telephone lines. We're very happy to be associated with Bud Moore Engineering. Dennis Hayes, who founded our company, really helped start the PC (personal computer) industry and the PC revolution. That's pretty similiar to what Bud Moore has been to NASCAR in his involvement with racing. I think there are a lot of similiarities in the two companies. Speaking for Hayes, we think we stand for engineering excellence and I think that's what the Bud Moore team stands for. Just as an example of our interest in speed, when we came out with one of our first products in 1981 I believe Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 at a speed of 169 miles per hour (169.561). If NASCAR had continued to make the speed increases that our industry has made we'd be racing at Daytona at about Mach 3. I think we calculated the race would last one minute, 37 seconds. We're proud to be associated with Bud Moore and Wally Dallenbach.