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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes661[1]
Running time30 minutes[2]
Original networkESPN
Original release1983 -
Related showsRPM2Night

SpeedWeek was an American television program on ESPN. For fourteen 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. Jenkins remained as the show's sole host throughout the rest of its run.[1] SpeedWeeks' hosts described American motorsports events from the previous week and previewed upcoming events.[3] Jenkins received a 1990 nomination for an ACE (Award for Cable Excellence) Award in the "Sports Host" category.[6]

The program was produced in Indianapolis throughout nearly it entire run. For a period of time, it was taped at the studios of WXIN.[7]

The show ended in late 1997.[8] By that time, ESPN2 was broadcasting RPM 2Night.[8]


See also


  1. ^ a b c "News # 2 97-11-14". Motorsport.com. November 14, 1997. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ ""SpeedWeek" set for final lap on ESPN". Street & Smith's Sports Business Daily. August 8, 1997. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Speedweek on ESPN". TV Guide. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ "Televised Events #94-21". Motorsport.com. May 1994. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "Veteran Off-Road TV Journalist Joins WSORR". Dirtnewz. Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ "About". Bob Jenkins. Retrieved 2009.
  7. ^ Hall, Steve (May 8, 1990). "'500' voice calls action in new film". The Indianapolis Star. p. 20. Retrieved 2016 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  8. ^ a b "Speedweek' is spent". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2009.

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