NASCAR RaceDay

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NASCAR RaceDay
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Genre Sports
Starring Danielle Trotta (1st half of season)
John Roberts (2nd half of season)
Larry McReynolds
Kenny Wallace
Kaitlyn Vincie
Alan Cavanna
Andrew Doud
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 Fox/FS1's coverage of The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and in studio when NBC/NBCSN takes over. the program features Pre-Race news and analysis live from the track and in the studio. During the Fox portion of the season it's hosted by Danielle Trotta, Larry McReynolds and Kenny Wallace. When Fox hands the season off to NBC it's hosted by John Roberts, Wallace and Hammond. On August 18, 2013 the show moved to Fox Sports 1 from the now-defunct Motorsports channel Speed and was shortened to 1 hour as of the 2014 season RaceDay was 1 hour up until the Brickyard 400 then was expanded to 2 hours up until Chicagoland and was shortened back to 1 hour to make room for Fox Sports 1's Sunday morning NFL Pregame show Fox NFL Kickoff. Additionally starting with the 2014 season, Fox retired the Speed stage and was only used for Speedweeks at Daytona then starting from Phoenix-Dover it was hosted live from NASCAR on Fox's Hollywood Hotel and then from Pocono through Homestead the show moved to the Charlotte FS1 studios.

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.[1] 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 Speed 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 Hammond 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 was expanded to 2 hours (1 hour for Saturday night races on Fox Sports 2) until Chicagoland when the show was re-shortened to 1 hour to make room for FS1's Sunday morning Pregame show Fox NFL Kickoff. As of the 2014 season Petty left Fox and moved to NBC and for 2015, Rutledge Wood left Fox also for NBC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myers to miss Daytona after son's death". Fox Sports. 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 

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