NASCAR RaceDay

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NASCAR RaceDay
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Also known as NASCAR RaceDay fueled by Sunoco
Genre Sports
Starring Danielle Trotta (Fox season)
John Roberts (NBC season)
Kenny Wallace
Jeff Hammond
Wally Dallenbach
Kaitlyn Vincie
Alan Cavanna
Andrew Doud
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 13
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network Fox Sports Net (2001–2004)
Speed (2005–2013)
Fox Sports 1 (2013–present)
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SD feed)
First shown in United States
Original release 2001 – present
Chronology
Preceded by NASCAR 2Day
Related shows NASCAR Victory Lane

NASCAR RaceDay (also known as NASCAR RaceDay fueled by Sunoco) is an American pre-race television show on Fox Sports 1 that precedes all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race broadcasts. Part of the Fox NASCAR series, the show previously aired on Fox Sports Net and Speed. During the Fox NASCAR season, NASCAR RaceDay is hosted by Danielle Trotta, Kenny Wallace, Jeff Hammond and Wally Dallenbach. John Roberts replaces Trotta when television coverage of the Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series moves to NBC NASCAR.

History[edit]

NASCAR RaceDay stage 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,[2] 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 took 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 two hours (one hour for Saturday night races on Fox Sports 2) until Chicagoland when the show was again shortened to one hour to make room for FS1's Sunday morning pre-game show Fox NFL Kickoff. Before the 2015 season, both Petty and Rutledge Wood left Fox Sports and moved to NBC Sports.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myers to miss Daytona after son's death". Fox Sports. February 17, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "FS1 Frequently Asked Questions". Fox Sports. August 17, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ Staff report (December 4, 2014). "Kyle Petty latest to join NBC Sports Group". NASCAR. NASCAR Media Group. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ DiZinno, Tony (December 16, 2014). "Rutledge Wood joins NBC Sports Group's NASCAR and motors coverage". MotorSportsTalk. NBC Universal. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 

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