SPEED, the worldwide leader in motorsports television coverage, has announced coverage of 14 ARCA RE/MAX Series races in 2007, each scheduled for live or same-day delayed broadcast to a national television audience.
"SPEED Channel and ARCA have a strong relationship dating back to 1997," said Rick Miner, SPEED Sr. VP of Production & Network Operations/Executive Producer. "The ARCA RE/MAX Series provides great racing with wonderful storylines, already scoring some of the best motorsports ratings on the network. With 14 races in 2007, most of which are live, we believe the fans will support this series like never before. We expect this to be a classic 'win-win' for ARCA and SPEED."
2007 broadcast coverage of the ARCA RE/MAX Series will begin on Saturday afternoon, February 10 at Daytona Int’l Speedway, with live, flag to flag coverage of the 44th annual Daytona ARCA 200 season opener.
Ron Drager of ARCA (L) and RE/MAX's Randy More (R) present ARCA champion Frank Kimmel (C) with his new hardware. (B. Costanzo photos)
In addition to Daytona, events scheduled for coverage in ’07 include both at Toledo Speedway on May 20 and October 14 and both at Pocono Raceway on June 9 and August 4. Kansas Speedway on April 27, Iowa Speedway on June 2, Michigan Int’l Speedway on June 15, Kentucky Speedway on July 13, Nashville Superspeedway on August 11, the Milwaukee Mile on August 26, Gateway Int’l Raceway on August 31, Chicagoland Speedway on September 8 and Talladega Superspeedway on October 5 will complete the coverage.
“The 2007 broadcast schedule will provide fans of the ARCA RE/MAX Series a great opportunity to view the series from a variety of first-class venues,” said Mark Gundrum, ARCA VP of Marketing & Communications. “From the short-tracks of Toledo Speedway, to state of the art facilities like Kentucky, Nashville and Chicagoland, right up to the superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega, fans will get a unique look at the diversity in this series. Having 14 events scheduled for live or same-day delayed broadcast is quite a statement, especially in the current television environment.”
SPEED, currently available in 75 million households in North America, will once again serve as the exclusive broadcast partner for the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2007. Dating back to 1997, SPEED has aired a total of 134 ARCA RE/MAX Series events.