Speed Drives NASCAR Hall Of Fame Ceremony Pact


Speed and NASCAR have steered a multiyear deal making the network the TV home of the stock car circuit's Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
As part of the pact, terms of which were not disclosed, Speed will continue will continue to offer live coverage of special events leading up to the annual induction ceremonies, including nomination and voting days for each Hall class.
As part of the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame opening on May 11, the network's coverage will also include a special "walking tour" broadcast from the new Charlotte, N.C., facility just before it opens to the public, as well as extensive pre-event programming.
Beginning in April, Speed also will produce and air one-hour documentaries on each incoming NASCAR Hall of Fame class member.
"These are history-celebrating events that fans from across the country want to experience," said Speed president Hunter Nickell in a statement. "Speed is proud to be a partner in delivering that opportunity."
"Speed has been, and continues to be, a significant broadcast partner to bring NASCAR races and original programming to our fans," added NASCAR Media Group COO Jay Abraham. "They are uniquely positioned to bring the kind of in-depth coverage this landmark event in our sport deserves."
In addition to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Speed also televises the Gatorade Duel at Daytona, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards ceremony, the NASCAR Nationwide Awards ceremony and the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series awards ceremony.