23 Busch North Series, Winston West Series races to be carried on SPEED Channel. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 29, 2003) - NASCAR and SPEED Channel have announced the 2003 broadcast schedule for NASCAR's newly christened Grand National Division,...
23 Busch North Series, Winston West Series races to be carried on SPEED Channel.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 29, 2003) - NASCAR and SPEED Channel have announced the 2003 broadcast schedule for NASCAR's newly christened Grand National Division, which includes the Busch North Series and Winston West Series. Twenty-three (23) Grand National Division races will air as part of the network's "NASCAR TV" programming block, including 11 Winston West Series events and 12 Busch North Series events. The races will be shown on a tape-delayed basis, on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the season.
"The Grand National Division is NASCAR's top training ground for up-and-coming drivers and we're excited that fans nationwide have the opportunity to watch them compete on SPEED Channel," said Paul Brooks, NASCAR's vice president of broadcasting. "The Busch North Series and Winston West Series offer both exciting short track action and fast-paced superspeedway events, so fans will have plenty of action to follow throughout the year."
The first broadcast in 2003 will be the Winston West Series' season opener from Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway, which will be shown Monday, March 3. The May 9 Busch North Series "150" from Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway will be shown Monday, May 12.
"As NASCAR TV on SPEED Channel evolves, I think it is important to look for ways to highlight all the products NASCAR puts on the race track," said SPEED Channel President Jim Liberatore. "In packaging two popular series into the new Grand National Division, I think NASCAR has put together an attractive package and SPEED is excited to be able to deliver it to our viewers."
<pre> SPEED Channel 2003 NASCAR Grand National Division Broadcast Schedule
Air Date Event Date Series Location March 3 February 2 Winston West Series Phoenix, Ariz. April 19 April 12 Winston West Series Las Vegas, Nev. April 28 April 26 Winston West Series Fontana, Calif. May 12 May 9 Busch North Series Stafford Springs, Conn. May 24 May 18 Busch North Series North East, Pa. May 26 May 24 Busch North Series Seekonk, Mass. June 7 May 31 Winston West Series Madera, Calif. June 16 June 7 Busch North Series Scarborough, Maine July 5 June 28 Busch North Series Holland, N.Y. July 12 June 28 Winston West Series Monroe, Wash. July 26 July 12 Busch North Series Thompson, Conn. August 9 July 19 Busch North Series Loudon, N.H. August 16 July 26 Busch North Series Waterford, Conn. August 18 July 26 Winston West Series Irwindale, Calif. August 23 August 9 Busch North Series Watkins Glen, N.Y. August 30 August 16 Winston West Series Stockton, Calif. September 1 August 30 Winston West Series West Valley City, Utah September 20 September 13 Busch North Series Loudon, N.H. October 4 September 19 Busch North Series Dover, Del. October 11 September 27 Busch North Series Stafford Springs, Conn. October 25 October 5 Winston West Series Phoenix, Ariz. October 27 October 18 Winston West Series Bakersfield, Calif. November 10 November 1 Winston West Series Fontana, Calif.
Tentative schedule, subject to change
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