SPEED, Australia’s only dedicated 24-hour motorsports channel, welcomes the return of NASCAR this weekend when the 2011 season commences with the traditional four-day event at Daytona.
SPEED will provide LIVE year-round coverage of NASCAR’s flagship Sprint Cup Series in 2011, with additional LIVE coverage of the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.
The Sprint Cup action begins this Monday 21 February with LIVE coverage of the Daytona 500 from 4am AEDT on SPEED & SPEED HD.
As well as enjoying a full LIVE broadcast of the event, including practice and qualifying rounds, SPEED viewers will have access to exclusive additional content with ‘Hot Pass’.
Hot Pass, an interactive feature activated by pressing the red button on the FOXTEL remote control, offers a selection of four unique viewer channels each showcasing different on-board cameras, combined with a LIVE audio feed direct from the pit crews.
James Harrison, SPEED Channel Manager, said: “NASCAR is one of the most popular motorsport brands world-wide and SPEED will deliver the most extensive coverage ever seen on Australian television with LIVE races from the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series throughout the season.”
“Hot Pass will be available on selected Sprint Cup Series races to allow subscribers to choose how they want to watch the race, whether it be through the eyes of the driver, from within the cockpit, or viewing the action from the rear of the car.”
Hot Pass will be active for Monday’s broadcast of the Daytona 500, the season-opening Sprint Cup event which is billed as “The Great American Race”.
Over 200,000 fans will cram the Daytona International Speedway for the famous event, which will be seen by millions more motorsports enthusiasts across the globe on television.
Daytona coverage on SPEED & SPEED HD Friday 18 – Monday 21 February, 2011
Fri 18 Feb – Duel at Daytona LIVE @ 6am AEDT
Sat 19 Feb – Daytona 250 (Camping World Truck Series) LIVE @ 11am AEDT
Sun 20 Feb – Daytona 300 (Nationwide Series) LIVE @ 4am AEDT
Mon 21 Feb – Daytona 500 (Sprint Cup Series) LIVE @ 4am AEDT