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Encyclopedia > SPEED Channel
SPEED Channel
Owned by Comcast/News Corporation
Headquarters Charlotte, NC
Formerly called SpeedVision
Website speedtv.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 607
Dish Network Channel 150
Star Choice Channel 406
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 71
Comcast Channels Vary
Time Warner Cable Channels Vary
Charter Channels Vary
Cox Cable Channels Vary
Cablevision Channel 56 and 69
Bright House Networks Channels Vary
Shaw Cable TV Channels Vary
Midcontinent Communications Channels May Vary

SPEED Channel, commonly referred to as SPEED, is a cable and satellite television channel broadcast to various parts of North America, but primarily the United States. The channel, based in Charlotte, NC, is primarily devoted to coverage of various forms of auto racing. Look up speed in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Description: As of 2005, this is the current logo of the American cable television network SPEED Channel. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Star Choice is a direct broadcast satellite television distributor in Canada which is majority-owned by cable TV operator Shaw Communications Inc. ... Verizon Communications, Inc. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded in Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... The Bright House Networks logo. ... Shaw Communications Inc. ... Midcontinent Communications is a provider of cable TV, internet, and general telephony services for home and business, serving the states of Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota (where the company is headquartered, in the city of Sioux Falls). ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Charlotte redirects here. ...


Programming includes live Formula One racing, NASCAR-related shows, how-to programming, auto related movies such as The Fast and the Furious, auto shows, less-popular racing series, a weekly news show, call-in shows, and even reality shows. Bobsledding, luge, and skeleton events are shown during the winter months. SPEED is also the exclusive United States broadcaster of the 24 Hours of Daytona, 24 Hours of Le Mans, the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Challenge and the Gatorade Duels at Dayonta. F1 redirects here. ... This article is about the speed competition. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Fast and the Furious is the title of multiple racing-themed action films: The Fast and the Furious (1955 film) The Fast and the Furious (2001 film) 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) (first sequel) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) (second sequel) The Fast and the Furious... An auto show, or motor show, is a public exhibition of current automobile models, debuts, concept cars, or out-of-production classics. ... Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered, steerable sled. ... A luge is small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. ... United States Air Force Major Brady Canfield, 2003 U.S. skeleton champion, shows his takeoff form. ... For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ... Note: broadcasting is also the old term for hand sowing. ... The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the worlds most famous sports car endurance race, held annually at Circuit de la Sarthe near Le Mans, France, in the French Sarthe département. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, formerly known as The Winston until 2003, is a race open to race winners from the previous season as well as the current season. ... The Gatorade Duel, is NASCAR Nextel Cup preliminary event to the Daytona 500 held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway. ...

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Controversy

  • During the October 7, 2006 edition of the NASCAR opinion show Tradin' Paint, Ray Dunlap made a racially insensitive remark about Hispanics during a discussion about diversity in NASCAR. SPEED suspended Dunlap for a week for his comments. The news came the same week Fox Sports fired baseball analyst Steve Lyons for controversial comments about Lou Piniella's Hispanic heritage.

is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The Fox Sports logo used from 1999 to the present. ... Stephen John Lyons (born June 3, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball player and a television sportscaster. ... Louis Victor Piniella (born August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida) is the current manager of the Chicago Cubs and a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ...

List of SPEED Channel programs

Back in the Day is a television show on the North American cable/satellite network, SPEED Channel. ... Car Crazy is a SPEED Channel television series about automotive enthusists, hosted by Barry Meguiar, President and CEO of the Meguiars car care product empire. ... Dream Car Garage is a weekly television show on Speed Channel, produced by Westward Wind Productions. ... Forza Motorsport Showdown was a weekly television show on Speed Channel, produced by Turn 10 Studios. ... NASCAR Inside Nextel Cup is a show that airs Monday nights on SPEED Channel during the NASCAR season. ... NASCAR Live! is a program that is aired on the Speed Channel, usually used to fill in the gaps of which are in-between qualifying, practice, or simply a race. ... NASCAR RaceDay is a pre-race show on Speed Channel. ... NASCAR Victory Lane is a post-race show on Speed Channel that recaps every Nextel Cup event. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Speed Report is SPEED Channels news show that debuted on August 6, 2006, replacing Speed News. ... The name Tradin Paint was 1st used for a Speed Channel program where 4-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion, Jeff Gordon and former CART Champion and current Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 race driver Juan Pablo Montoya traded race cars and drove around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Formula 1 race course. ... Unique Whips 2005-Present is a television show airing on The Speed Channel. ... Victory by Design is a series of documentary films on the subject of famous racing automobile marques produced in the 1990s and 2000s. ... WindTunnel with Dave Despain is a live viewer call-in show exclusively for auto racing fans that debuted on SPEED Channel on February 22, 2003. ...

Former programs

7 Days is a program ran on The Speed Channel that started in February of 2006 that shows the in and out views of the NASCAR world. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Formula 1 Decade was a show on SPEED Channel. ... The Indianapolis 500 is an American race for open-wheel automobiles held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... Inside NBS was a spinoff to NASCAR Inside Nextel Cup, and aired on SPEED Channel. ... I Wanna Date a Race Car Driver was a reality television show on SPEED Channel. ... The television channel Speedvision, which became the current SPEED Channel, produced a charming series entitled Legends of Motorsport. ... MotorWeek is a television show focusing on automobiles. ... Nascar Nation was a program on the SPEED Channel, which aired Monday nights, discussing the lifestyle of the NASCAR drivers when they are not on the track. ... NBS 24/7 is a reality television program on SPEED Channel. ... Payback is a television show on the Speed Channel that debuted in 2006. ... Pit Bull was a debate show that aired live every Saturday on SPEED Channel during the 2004 NASCAR season. ... Speed News is SPEED Channels news show. ... Speed Racer is the title of an English adaptation of the Japanese anime Mach Go Go Go ) which centered around automobile racing. ... Texas Hardtails is a TV series that aired 10 episodes in the USA during 2005. ... WRC Rally Magazine was a show on SPEED Channel. ...

Racing series SPEED Channel broadcasts

A1 Grand Prix is an international racing series to be held during the Northern Hemisphere winter off-season of the FIA Formula 1 grand prix series. ... The AMA Superbike is part of the AMA Pro Racing series which is managed by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). ... Supercross riders from the 2006 series in Anaheim Supercross is a cycle racing sport involving racing specialized high performance off-road motorcycles on man made dirt tracks consisting of steep jumps and obstacles. ... The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is a series of automobile races. ... The Auto Racing Club of America (ARCA) is an auto racing sanctioning body in the United States. ... V8 Supercars is a touring car racing category. ... Nigel Mansell racing in a Champcar in 1993 Terminology Champcar, a shortened form of Championship Car, has been the name for a class of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ... Championship Off-Road Racing (usually abbreviated CORR) is a sanctioning body for offroad racing in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Sam Hornish, Jr. ... The British Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in the United Kingdom and Ireland. ... Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series founded in 2005, is a racing championship series for late model stock cars. ... Grand Prix motorcycle racing refers to the premier categories of motorcycle road racing. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Gatoradeis a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by the Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ... Superbike World Championship (also known as SBK) is the premier worldwide Superbike racing Championship. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM, German Touring Car Masters) is a touring car racing series based in Germany, but also with rounds elsewhere in Europe. ... For the article about the Asian version of the GP2 series, see GP2 Asia Series The GP2 Series, GP2 for short, is a form of motor racing introduced in 2005 following the discontinuation of the long-term Formula One feeder sport, Formula 3000. ... The International Hot Rod Association also known as IHRA is the 2nd largest drag racing organization after the NHRA External link http://www. ... The KONI Challenge Series (commonly known as Grand-Am Cup) is a touring car series run by the Grand American Road Racing Association. ... ... The SPEED World Challenge is an American auto racing series that is sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America. ... The Star Mazda Series a group of open-wheel road races conducted by Formula Mazda. ... The USAR Hooter Pro Cup is a stock car auto racing series in the United States. ... The United States Hot Rod Association is an organization owned by Clear Channel Communications and it markets various motorsports. ... Monster Jam is a television show and live event created by Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel Entertainment). ...

Specials broadcast by SPEED Channel

Aston Martin DBR9 at dusk during the 2005 12 Hours of Sebring The 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race held at Sebring Raceway, a former Air Force base in Sebring, Florida. ... The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the worlds most famous sports car endurance race, held annually at Circuit de la Sarthe near Le Mans, France, in the French Sarthe département. ... The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... // Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is a prestigious collector car auction and exposition company, started in 1960. ... The Knoxville Nationals is an annual World of Outlaws sprint car event held at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, formerly known as The Winston until 2004, is a race open to race winners from the previous season as well as the current season. ... The Petit Le Mans (French for little Le Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA. The race was first run on October 10, 1998 as part of the IMSA season, then in 1999 became one of the original events of the... For the Formula One race, see Race of Champions (Brands Hatch). ... The SCCA could be considered the grass-roots level of auto racing in the United States. ...

SPEED Channel on-air personalities

SPEED TV Formula One commentators record a panel discussion at the 2006 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (left to right - Derek Daly, Peter Windsor, Bob Varsha, David Hobbs, Sam Posey, Steve Matchett)
SPEED TV Formula One commentators record a panel discussion at the 2006 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (left to right - Derek Daly, Peter Windsor, Bob Varsha, David Hobbs, Sam Posey, Steve Matchett)

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2764x1296, 693 KB) SPEED TV Formula One commentators record a panel discussion at the 2006 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 6/29/2006. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2764x1296, 693 KB) SPEED TV Formula One commentators record a panel discussion at the 2006 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 6/29/2006. ... F1 redirects here. ... The United States Grand Prix is a motor racing event which has taken place at various times since 1959 in several locations, at first as a part of the American Grand Prize series and later as a race in the Formula One World Championship. ... Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate town completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world (after the Milwaukee Mile), having existed since 1909, and the original Speedway, the first racing facility historically to incorporate the word. ... Derek Daly (b. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Varsha (left) with fellow Formula One commentator David Hobbs at the 2005 United States Grand Prix Bob Varsha (born April 21, 1951 in Northport, New York) is probably the most famous on-air personality for SPEED Channel. ... David Hobbs (b. ... Sam Posey (b. ... Matchett at the 2005 United States Grand Prix Steve Matchett, born in England on December 23, 1962, is currently a commentator for American cable TV station SPEED Channel on its various F1 programs. ... Rick Benjamin (born on October 22, 1952 in Danbury, Connecticut) is SPEED Channels voice of the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, and was the voice of Champ Car racing for HDNet in 2004. ... Steve Byrnes (April 14, 1959) is a television announcer and producer associated with NASCAR broadcasting. ... Derek Daly (b. ... Alain de Cadenet (born on November 27, 1945 in London) is an on-air personality for the SPEED Channel. ... Dave Despain is a motor sports journalist. ... Bob Dillner (born November 29, Huntington, New York) is a motorsports journalist and television broadcaster. ... Calvin Fish (born July 22, 1961) is a television announcer for the SPEED Channel and a former race car driver. ... Nicky Grist (born November 1, 1961 in Ebbw Vale) is a Welsh rally co-driver. ... David Hobbs (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... link titleMike Joy (born November 25, 1949 in Chicago) is a motorsports announcer, who currently serves as the lap-by-lap announcer of FOX Sports NASCAR Nextel Cup coverage. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tommy Kendall (born October 17, 1966) is an American race car driver and television broadcaster. ... Nicole Manske (born July 2, 1980) is a beauty queen and news reporter from Roscoe, Illinois who has competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Matchett at the 2005 United States Grand Prix Steve Matchett, born in England on December 23, 1962, is currently a commentator for American cable TV station SPEED Channel on its various F1 programs. ... Toby Moody is the worldwide voice of the Dakar Rally. ... Phil Parsons Phil Parsons (born June 21, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former NASCAR driver. ... Craig Reynolds can refer to different people: Craig Reynolds: a computer graphics artist Craig Reynolds: a baseball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... John Roberts (b. ... Elliott Sadler (left) talking with teammate Dale Jarrett. ... Dorsey Schroeder is a race car driver born February 5, 1953 in St. ... Ralph Sheheen (born on August 23, 1964 in Utica, New York) perhaps ranks on the level of Bob Varsha as one of SPEED Channels most recognizable faces. ... Jimmy Spencer Jimmy Spencer (born February 15, 1957 in Berwick, Pennsylvania) is an American NASCAR driver and commentator. ... Brian Till (born March 26, 1960, Houston, Texas), is a racecar driver who formerly competed in the CART series. ... Varsha (left) with fellow Formula One commentator David Hobbs at the 2005 United States Grand Prix Bob Varsha (born April 21, 1951 in Northport, New York) is probably the most famous on-air personality for SPEED Channel. ... Wendy Venturini (born on January 30, 1979 in Chicago) is one of SPEED Channels two pit reporters for their coverage of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. ... Krista Voda is an American sportscaster who covers auto racing. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Michael Curtis Waltrip (born April 30, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a professional race car driver and owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. ... Greg White (born July 25, 1979) is an American football defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lindsay Czarniak is a sports reporter for NBC 4 television in Washington, DC. She attended Centreville High School and James Madison University. ... Carl Michael Edwards, II (born August 15, 1979) is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and Busch Series driver for Roush Fenway Racing. ... Jeffrey Brian Burton (born June 29, 1967 in South Boston, Virginia) also sometimes referred to as JB is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver. ...

Former on-air personalities

Television personality Connie LeGrand Connie LeGrand (born in Columbus, Ohio) is an American television host and motorsports journalist. ... Shannon Spake is one of the newest NASCAR correspondents on the ESPN network. ... Johnny Benson (born June 27, 1963 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a NASCAR driver. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chad Little Chad Little (born April 23, 1963 in Spokane, Washington) is a former NASCAR driver. ...

See also

// Below is a numerical representation of the DirecTV channel lineup. ... This is a list of the channels receivable from Dish Network. ...

References

External links

  • Official Site
  • Official Site with content for mobile phones
  • That'sRacin.com: SPEED Channel suspends reporter over remarks
  • SPEED Channel Latin America (in Spanish)

  Results from FactBites:
 
SPEED Channel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (782 words)
SPEED Channel, based in Charlotte, was launched on New Year's Day 1996, by Roger Werner, as SpeedVision.
SPEED has recently made news with the firing of network president Jim Liberatore, who had been with the network since FOX bought it in 2001 when it was still SpeedVision, reportedly because Liberatore had wanted to reduce the number of NASCAR-related shows on the network, and the network brass wanted more NASCAR-related programming.
SPEED is primarily a satellite and digital cable network, although many areas in the U.S. do have the network in their basic cable packages.
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