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SpeedWeek
SpeedWeek
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes661[1]
Production
Running time30 minutes[2]
Release
Original networkESPN
Original release1983 -
1997
Chronology
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]

History

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]

Cast

See also

References

  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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