I had a chance to spend some time with Rutledge Wood this morning at Phoenix International Raceway. NASCAR fans already know Rutledge from Speed TV – and now the rest of America is getting to discover Rut through “Top Gear” on the History Channel.
Rutledge and I talked about the difference in Top Gear fans and NASCAR fans – he shared how illegal videos uploaded to YouTube helped his score the job on TG – I ask him about his fashionable line of new Tshirts and sooo much more!
You will have to listen to the Out of the Tunnel Podcast coming up this week to hear the entire 18 minute interview…. but in the meantime – here’s a preview.
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The long dark winter has come to an end and it is time to go racing!
Here is the breakdown:
Friday catch the Qualifying for the Toyota All-Star Shootout from the Irwindale Speedawy on Speed at 10pm EST
Saturday is gonna be busy! At 3pm EST watch the start of Rolex 24 hours of Daytona on Speed. They won’t cover the entire race; part one is 7 hours ending at 10pm. But don’t change the channel; at 10pm EST SPEED will show the Toyota All-Star Shootout.
Sunday SPEED continues their coverage of the Rolex 24 hours ofDaytona starting at 7:00am EST until the end of the race at 3:00pm. In total SPEED will air 15 of the 24 hours of racing……NICE.
Sunday afternoon after the race stay tuned to SPEED. At 5:00pm EST SPEED will show NASCAR drivers turning right and left without being in control! A full two hours of the Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge from Lake Placid! This event was held a few weeks ago but I won’t spoil it for you by saying who won….. be sure to watch.
Finally – Episode Three of MADHOUSE on The History Channel at 10pm EST – wind up the race filled weekend with some Short-Track Madness!
OH – and I almost forgot, NASCAR Nowreturns to ESPN2 on Monday from their off-season hiatus. More Boris Said on TV can only be a good thing!