DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2002) - The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and SPEED Channel have announced a new cable television package that will feature NASCAR Touring series races, Monday evenings beginning at 8:00 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2002) - The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and SPEED Channel have announced a new cable television package that will feature NASCAR Touring series races, Monday evenings beginning at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The races will air as part of“ NASCAR TV” on SPEED Channel, the first channel-within-a-channel devoted to a single sport.“ NASCAR TV” is scheduled to premiere on Monday, Feb. 11 when the cable network now known as Speedvision officially re-launches as SPEED Channel.
Eight NASCAR Touring series currently race in different regions of the United States - including the Busch North Series, Featherlite Modified Series, Featherlite Southwest Series, Goody’s Dash Series, Hills Bros All Pro Series, Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series, RE/MAX Challenge Series and the NASCAR Winston West Series. Tape-delayed coverage of these series’ events on“ NASCAR TV” begins with the season-opening events for the NASCAR Winston West Series and Featherlite Southwest Series, which took place at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway on Feb. 2. These races will be televised, respectively, on Feb. 25 and March 4. Coverage continues with the Goody’s Dash Series race from Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 9, which will be broadcast on“ NASCAR TV” on Monday, March 18.
The Monday broadcasts of selected NASCAR Touring races will also re-air on Wednesday afternoons, allowing viewers more opportunities to watch the races. Check local listings for more details.
“ The entertainment and competitive value of NASCAR racing, in all series, has never been higher, and this new television package is a reflection of that fact,” stated Paul Brooks, NASCAR vice president of broadcasting.“ Our fans in every region of the country have asked for this type of programming, and we are very confident that it will boost awareness of each series and their sponsors, and benefit all of the NASCAR Touring teams, tracks and drivers. It’s terrific exposure for everyone involved, and a great TV product for the 75 million NASCAR fans across America. We look forward to some exciting developments on‘ NASCAR TV’ in the future.”
SPEED Channel, which is currently available in 45 million homes in the United States, is the first and only 24-hour cable network devoted exclusively to motorsports and the human fascination for speed. SPEED Channel is home to much of the world’s marquee racing events including NASCAR, CART, F1, Classic Cars, World Rally, car shows and other motorsports activities from around the globe. Fox Cable Networks Group acquired Speedvision network in July 2001, and it will be officially re-launched as SPEED Channel on Feb. 11. <pre> NASCAR Touring calendar of events -“ NASCAR TV” on SPEED Channel
Air Date Series Event Date Event location Feb. 25 NASCAR Winston West Series Feb. 2 Phoenix International Raceway March 4 Featherlite Southwest Series Feb. 2 Phoenix International Raceway March 18 Goody’s Dash Series Feb. 9 Daytona International Speedway March 25 Hills Bros All Pro Series March 9 South Boston Speedway April 15 Featherlite Southwest Series April 6 Mesa Marin Raceway April 22 NASCAR Winston West Series April 13 Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway April 29 NASCAR Winston West Series April 27 California Speedway May 6 Featherlite Modified Series April 28 Stafford Motor Speedway May 13 RE/MAX Challenge Series May 5 Gateway International Raceway May 20 Busch North Series May 11 New Hampshire International Speedway May 27 Busch North Series May 18 Nazareth Speedway June 3 Featherlite Modified Series May 19 Nazareth Speedway June 17 Featherlite Southwest Series June 8 Irwindale Speedway June 24 Hills Bros All Pro Series June 14 Kentucky Speedway July 1 Goody’s Dash Series June 15 Kentucky Speedway July 8 Goody’s Dash Series June 22 Memphis Raceway Park July 15 Featherlite Southwest Series June 22 Sears Point Raceway July 22 Hills Bros All Pro Series July 5 Lanier National Speedway July 29 RE/MAX Challenge Series July 19 GatewayInternational Raceway Aug. 5 Featherlite Modified Series July 19 New Hampshire International Speedway Aug. 12 Busch North Series July 20 New Hampshire International Speedway Aug. 19 RE/MAX Challenge Series July 27 Pikes Peak International Raceway Aug. 26 NASCAR Winston West Series July 27 Irwindale Speedway Sept. 2 Goody’s Dash Series Aug. 3 South Boston Speedway Sept. 9 Busch North Series Aug. 10 Watkins Glen International Sept. 16 Featherlite Southwest Series Aug. 17 Colorado National Speedway Sept. 23 Goody’s Dash Series Aug. 21 Bristol Motor Speedway Sept. 30 Hills Bros All Pro Series Aug. 21 Bristol Motor Speedway Oct. 7 NASCAR Winston West Series Aug. 31 Rocky Mountain Raceways Oct. 14 Busch North Series Sept. 14 New Hampshire International Speedway Oct. 21 Featherlite Modified Series Sept. 14 New Hampshire International Speedway Oct. 28 Busch North Series Sept. 20 Dover Downs International Speedway Nov. 4 Busch North Series Sept. 29 Stafford Motor Speedway Nov. 11 Featherlite Modified Series Sept. 29 Stafford Motor Speedway Nov. 18 RE/MAX Challenge Series Oct. 5 LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway Nov. 25 NASCAR Winston West Series Oct. 12 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dec. 2 Featherlite Modified Series Oct. 19 Martinsville Speedway Dec. 9 Hills Bros All Pro Series Oct. 19 Memphis Raceway Park Dec. 16 Featherlite Modified Series Oct. 27 Thompson International Speedway
Tentative Schedule - Subject To Change