The Motor Racing Network Takes to the Road


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The main control room.

The main control room.


The editing suite.

The editing suite.


A Day In the Life

■ It is expected the new vehicle will log about 30,000 miles/year. Once an event is complete, the vehicle is usually driven to the next event directly and stored rather than driving back to a home base every time.

■ When maintenance is required, the first attempt is to do so on the road if possible. Concord, NC, is the primary home for major work.

■ A typical race weekend: Crew travels on Thursday, arrives at the track by noon/1 p.m. and set up begins. By the end of the day, the broadcast set up is about 90 percent complete. On Friday, setup is completed. Once the final race is complete on Sunday, the truck is packed up and prepped to go. The crew goes to hotels for the night and flies home on Monday.

■ At the track, there are two turn announcers, three pit reporters, and one producer in the booth in the tower. The broadcast booth is connected to the vehicle via a fiber optic link. An assistant producer is in the truck.




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