Since its departure from broadcast with Speed Channel, NASCAR fans have been clamoring for RaceDay’s return.
In its prime, Speed Channel had multiple options for NASCAR fans to catch up on the sport. The centerpiece of Speed’s offering was NASCAR RaceDay Presented by The Home Depot, a live trackside show that brought the production to the fans attending the race. RaceDay was less a show than an event, bringing fans with orange hard hats to a stage built like a deck where John Roberts, Kenny Wallace, and Jimmy Spencer would talk all things stock car racing leading up to the week’s race.
The energy and excitement of RaceDay was akin to ESPN’s College GameDay. It’s no coincidence they carried the same sponsor for years. With similar jibbed camera flyovers above a raucous crowd, RaceDay’s pre-race hype was a beacon of NASCAR’s eminence.
Monday, Bristol Motor Speedway announced a RaceDay Revival to take place at the track ahead of the Bristol Dirt Race on April 9th. Kenny Wallace and John Roberts will take the stage with drivers and other guests as part of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary festivities.
What You Need to Know:
- Bristol Motor Speedway is bringing back RaceDay this April.
- While there are no plans for the event to be televised, fans will be able to join the party North Lot at 2:30 PM ET at the Food City Fan Zone Stage.
- While fans have given plenty of complaints and wishes for broadcast improvement lately, NASCAR RaceDay has been at the top of many fans’ list for many years.
Kenny Wallace is thrilled with the news.
So is his broadcast partner John Roberts.
In the Stands
Fans on Twitter showed their support for the old broadcast team.
Fans have been waiting a long time for this revival.
From the Pressbox
Even members of the media were excited for the news.
Claire B Lang gave her support for her SiriusXM colleague.
Kenny Wallace may have even teased the news a month prior. His replies were as full as a peak RaceDay crowd.
There have been more teases about other RaceDay Revival events in NASCAR’s 75th season.