Indy Racing Comes to VERSUS

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009

While I’m not a fan of the IndyCar Series I think I should let those of you who are about some exciting news regarding the series. The VERSUS Network is going to be airing over 130 hours of IndyCar coverage this year, that is an astonishing number. They’ll be showing a MINIMUM of seven hours a week. Those of you who love open wheel racing will surely enjoy this. The coverage has actually already started over on Versus.

During the month of March they’ve been showing specials to get the fans excited. And VERSUS knows sex sells so the very first special was Danica: Five Years Running. I’ll have to start checking the television schedule to see when this is replayed.

“IndyCar fans have been asking for significantly more coverage of the sport and with our new partnership with VERSUS we have responded to our fans in a way that we think they will love,” said Charlie Morgan, president and chief operating officer for IMS Productions. “With the new VERSUS schedule it will be a weekend of IndyCar programming with Qualifying coverage, expanded race day coverage, and race encores. With so many great drivers, teams and sponsors, the time is right for expanded programming.”

The specials are nice but lets get to the racing!!! Starting on April 5th, VERSUS will be in St. Petersburg covering the season opener. The station will be air 12 live events this year, with a minimum of three hours of coverage each race. In addition to that, the night before the race they’ll have a one hour, pre-race show. You can also expect encore performances of every race to be aired on Monday nights. So if you like both Indy and NASCAR, you could watch the stock cars live then Monday night catch the Indy boys. Perfect scenario for racing fans.

I’ll be having more information regarding this combo, including on air talent at a later time. But in the meantime enjoy this IndyCar video. And after that I’ve got some Danica Patrick photos for us all to stare at!!!

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