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The Best Seat at the Track, The Best View on the Net!
Dec. 12, 2016
Volume X, Edition CCXV
This week's TV Schedule can be found here.
The race was aired live on Speed51.com's Pay-per-view service. How did they handle the days of A-main coverage?
On Monday, the race was postponed well before the online stream would have started, and for good reason. As a result, there was no coverage.
Tuesday saw the coverage begin at 4:30 p.m. EST with pre-race coverage in front of a fairly small audience at the track. Can't do much when you're starting it before a lot of people get out of work.
I did find it a little difficult early on to find where people were running in the race. It was lap 56 before a position scroll showed up. That was nearly an entire green-flag run. If you're going to wait that long before bringing that up, then I think Bob Dillner (as play-by-play man) needs to do a better job providing aural leaderboards in real time (meaning, say the rundown on the broadcast). I know it sounds downright old-school by today's standards, but I feel that it needs to be done.
Q: In 1983, A.J. Foyt was part of the race winning Swap Shop team at the 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge along with Bob Wollek, Claude Ballot-Lena and team owner Preston Henn. However, Foyt was not originally assigned to the Swap Shop No. 6. What was he originally scheduled to race that day?
After the failure, Preston Henn tapped Foyt to drive the No. 6, much to the consternation of Bob Wollek. The Porsche 935L used in the race has been displayed all around the world. Here's a picture of the winning car, taken in 2012.
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