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For auto races at Daytona International Speedway, see Speedweeks.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 661[1]
Running time 30 minutes[2]
Original channel ESPN
Original release 1983 – 1997

SpeedWeek is an American television program on ESPN. For 14 years, the weekly show aired multiple times in a week.[3][4] When SpeedWeek ended in 1997, it was the longest-running motorsports magazine show.[1] SpeedWeek covered multiple genres of motorsports, including stock cars, modifieds, sprint cars, midgets, and off-road racing.[5]


The show debuted in 1983 featuring Bob Jenkins and Larry Nuber. Nuber left the show in 1989 and left Jenkins as the sole host. Jenkins remained as the show's host throughout its run.[1] SpeedWeeks' hosts described American motorsports events from the previous week and previewed upcoming events.[3] Jenkins was received a 1990 nomination for an ACE (Award for Cable Excellence) Award in the "Sports Host" category.[6] The show ended in late 1997.[7] By that time, ESPN2 had been broadcasting RPM 2Night.[7]


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  1. ^ a b c "News # 2 97-11-14". Motorsport.com. November 14, 1997. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  2. ^ ""SpeedWeek" set for final lap on ESPN". Street & Smith's Sports Business Daily. August 8, 1997. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Speedweek on ESPN". TV Guide. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Televised Events #94-21". Motorsport.com. May 1994. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Veteran Off-Road TV Journalist Joins WSORR". Dirtnewz. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "About". Bob Jenkins. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Speedweek' is spent". New York Daily News. Retrieved 31 December 2009.