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2010 TV schedule announced

All 12 Rolex Series races to be broadcast live on Speed in 2010.
All 12 races on the 2010 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series schedule will be televised live on SPEED, Grand-Am officials announced this week.

America's premier road racing sanctioning body looks to continue momentum from the 2009 season, when SPEED viewership increased 42 per cent and the number of households watching the races increased 39 per cent over the 2008 season.

In addition, eight of the ten Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge races will be televised on SPEED next season.

The 2010 Rolex Series campaign opens with the 48th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday, January 30. SPEED coverage begins at 3 pm, prior to the 3.25 pm green flag, and lasts until 11 pm. Coverage resumes at 7 am and will run to the finish at 4 pm [all times local].

Meanwhile Grand-Am will also continue to expand its fan-friendly activities during the events. In 2009, the pre-race fan walk and driver autograph session received overwhelming positive response from the fans, teams and drivers.

"I was amazed at the fan response this past season," said Mike Johnson, team manager for Stevenson Motorsports. "This year has been the largest single improvement I've seen in 10 years of Grand-Am, in what they're doing to get people to the race track. This year, with everything Grand-Am has done with the pit walk and the schedule of the weekends, has been great. Everywhere we go we feel like we're part of a major event; everyone's having a great time."

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November 28, 2009 10:45 PM

Frank do you mean the American Le Mans Series? SPEED does show the ALMS and in fact was set to show all 10 hours of Petit Le Mans earlier this year if it didn't rain out. Next year SPEED is airing 7 of 10 ALMS races with CBS broadcasting the other three. I agree however that SPEED should show V8 Supercars, DTM, WRC (although HD Theater picked it up), and others. Hopefully they show better coverage of the Grand-Am Koni Challenge.

Frank G

November 29, 2009 4:26 AM

Yeah BoSox, you're right...I take it back... they do show the ALMS. And you are absolutely right about the V8 and DTM!!! Just so much great series out there and so little coverage due to the excess time for nascar.... :rolleyes:

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