NASCAR RaceDay

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NASCAR RaceDay
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Genre Sports
Format Automobile racing
Starring John Roberts
Kyle Petty
Kenny Wallace
Wendy Venturini
Rutledge Wood
Matt Clark[1]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 13
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Fox Sports 1
First shown in United States
Original run 2001 – present
Chronology
Related shows NASCAR Victory Lane
External links
NASCAR RaceDay

NASCAR RaceDay (known as NASCAR RaceDay fueled by Sunoco for sponsorship reasons) is a NASCAR news program broadcast by Fox Sports 1. Aired on-location prior to network coverage of each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, the program features pre-race coverage, such as news and driver interviews. The program is hosted by John Roberts, joined by drivers Kenny Wallace and Kyle Petty as analysts, as well as pit reporters Wendy Venturini, Rutledge Wood and Matt Clark. During the six TNT Summer Series races (Pocono 400 until the Camping World RV Sales 301), Darrell Waltrip replaces Petty, who is a color commentator for the TNT races.

History[edit]

NASCAR RaceDay on location at Auto Club Speedway in 2010.

The show replaced the canceled NASCAR 2Day, that had aired on ESPN until the end of the 2000 racing season when NASCAR began a new television contract. The original name of the show was NASCAR This Morning, and it aired on Fox Sports Net from 2001 to 2004 from a studio in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the 2004 Chase for the Nextel Cup, some segments were broadcast from the site of that week's race with Steve Byrnes serving as co-host. In 2005, the program was moved to Speed, and broadcast on-location from each race (similarly to ESPN's College GameDay). The show became NASCAR RaceDay in 2006. At the start of 2012 Steve Byrnes replaced Roberts, as he moved to the NASCAR on FOX studio show following host Chris Myers being placed on bereavement leave following the death of his son.[2] Beginning on August 18, 2013, with the show’s move to Fox Sports 1, the two-hour broadcast was shortened to one hour.

Beginning in 2014 The Fox Sports Stage was retired and only used for Speedweeks and The NASCAR on Fox Team of Chris Myers, Jeff Hammond, and Michael Waltrip was used during the Fox portion of the season, and all RaceDay, and NASCAR Victory Lane broadcasts began to originate from The Hollywood Hotel while Roberts, Wallace, and Petty will take over beginning at Pocono in June. Starting at Pocono, RaceDay, and Victory Lane, began to originate from The Fox Sports 1 studios in Charlotte. Beginning with Indianapolis, RaceDay will return to a 2 hour show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASCAR RaceDay Personalities". Speed. Fox Sports. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Myers to miss Daytona after son's death". Fox Sports. 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 

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