For those of you who find NASCAR only good for tailgate parties and are looking for some kind of televised automobile racing that you can really look forward to it may be just around the corner.
A new network, The Racing Network, is in the final phases of production. The plan is for HD quality coverage of automobile racing of all sorts including HPDE events such as those sponsored by NASA (no, not the space one).
People familiar with what makes television networks successful will likely roll their eyes and feel like patting the Racing Network on the head saying that the Speed Channel is the business model that should be used if you really want to make it as a network.
Maybe we should think about that again. Here is an opportunity to provide coverage of motor sports on a level that could open more than a few eyes. How would you like to have your friends over so they can watch you circle Virginia International Raceway on a NASA HPDE weekend?
Alternatives are a good thing. Once CNN was an alternative. Once even the Speed Channel was an alternative.
I envy the spirit of these people who dare to provide something that will be the best alternative yet.