Cup Banquet Moves To Speed Channel

Discussion in 'NASCAR' started by dpkimmel2001, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    Cup banquet moves to Speed so it can air live

    Speed Channel will now broadcast the Sprint Cup Series' annual awards banquet after NASCAR officials asked for it to be moved off an ESPN network, series officials confirmed on Tuesday.

    ESPN was not going to be able to air the event, scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 4 at the Wynn Las Vegas, live.

    "Either partner would have done a great job with the Awards Ceremony but Speed could schedule it as a live broadcast and ultimately that was most important to our fans and so we asked for the switch," said NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston.

    Speed will televise the broadcast live from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Eastern. It will re-air at 1 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 5 and at 1 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 6.

    "There continues to be a great deal of buzz about how things are going to be different,†said Speed President Hunter Nickell. “So, when the opportunity came for Speed to be the television home for the event, it was an easy ‘yes’ from us."

    In addition to the formal banquet on Dec. 4, the week of activities to honor the championship team of NASCAR's biggest series will also include:

    A "Chasers for Charity" Fanfest at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Dec. 2, featuring a charity roast of the 2009 series champion.

    The NMPA Myers Brothers Awards on Dec. 3 in the Venetian Showroom at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

    The Top 12 Victory Parade on Dec. 3 in which all 12 Chase participants will drive a lap in their show cars on "The Strip." This year, the awards ceremony will include fan participation as approximately 300 tickets will be made available to fans. They are being distributed by tracks, NASCAR partners, drivers and teams.
  2. Calypso

    Calypso Queen Calypso

    Hubby sent me this news this morning, it is awesome to hear as we don't have ESPN in Canada... Speed we do which is great... I like watching the awards ceremonies..

    Too bad Kyle won't be there this year to thank his girlfriend Eva better known as Kurt's wife...LMAO
  3. Snoozer

    Snoozer Well-Known Member

    lmao That was great when that happened!
  4. mghtx

    mghtx 2000 Man

    Wow. Uh, this could get out of hand if it's JJ. But what if it's Mark? What can you say about him?

    If it's JJ I hope nobody mentions a golf cart. I'm so freakin' sick of hearing that same story over and over.

    I think it's awesome though to have a fanfest at the track! This should have been done forever.
  5. mghtx

    mghtx 2000 Man

    What's the weather like in LV in December?
  6. Calypso

    Calypso Queen Calypso

    It's not bad in December but can be cool as well.. Just depends on what you call nice..
  7. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    Las Vegas average temps.....

    Month High Low

    January 58° F (14° C) 34° F (1° C)

    February 63° F (17° C) 39° F (4° C)

    March 69° F (21° C) 44° F (7° C)

    April 78° F (26° C) 51° F (11° C)

    May 88° F (31° C) 60° F (16° C)

    June 100° F (38° C) 69° F (21° C)

    July 106° F (41° C) 74° F (23° C)

    August 103° F (39° C) 74° F (23° C)

    September 95° F (35° C) 66° F (19° C)

    October 82° F (28° C) 54° F (12° C)

    November 67° F (19° C) 43° F (6° C)

    December 58° F (14° C) 34° F (1° C)
  8. mghtx

    mghtx 2000 Man

    I wonder if they could have a Saturday race there at that time of year? Another All-Star race for fans maybe. Or SOME kind of race. With a different car maybe. Make an all weekend fanfest with a race on Saturday. A day race, not a night race. Just wonderin'.
  9. mghtx

    mghtx 2000 Man

    I gotta say...I'm glad this isn't going to be covered by espn.
  10. Calypso

    Calypso Queen Calypso

    Here's a schedule of things to come on SpeedTV..

    This info can be also found here ------->>>>Jayski's® NASCAR Silly Season Site - 2009 Sprint Cup Banquet, News, Winnings
  11. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    Count me in on that quote too. IMO Speed will do a far better job covering this event than ESPN could have ever thought of doing. I like most of the Speed TV personalities. I'm not much of a fan of Hammond taking the role that we will be doing but other than that it sounds good to me.

    Update: The new news is that George Lopez may be the host

    Here's a link to recent news on the banquet.....

    The Daly Planet: Updated Banquet And Championship Week TV News (Thurs. AM)
  12. mghtx

    mghtx 2000 Man

    I think that could be really good. Sometimes I don't agree with some things he says, but he IS funny.
  13. antsie

    antsie Well-Known Member

    I'm looking forward to this, just wish I could have gone to Vegas for the week!!!

    I'm sure a lot more fans will be able to attend since its not in NYC and there are more rooms in Vegas at reasonable prices. Vegas can be really cheap or really expensive, depends on which way you choose.
  14. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    Comedian Frank Caliendo Announced As Host

    I hope he does a good job. It never seems like they can find a good fit for the host.

  15. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    Anyone watch it? I DVR'd it and finally had a chance to watch last night. For me, it was a tough to get through as it ever was. I quickly get tired of Frank Caliendo and his imitations. He's very talented but every time that I hear him, I feel like I've heard it all before.
  16. Calypso

    Calypso Queen Calypso

    We watched it.. It wasn't that bad.... The cout down like beginning they had was just like NASCAR to do a count down to We enjoyed Frank Caliendo he is funny and they have had worse and did have worse.. That Fat guy man please don't bring him back... David Grey I think the other guys name was again plz stay away, good lord if I had to watch that head shake like that for one more song I thing I would have puked.... Brooks and Dunn good as always but I thought they split up? I am not a huge country fan but can handle some of it... Am I missing anyone?

    We enjoyed "most" speeches and I say it like that because I was going to die if I had to watch Kasey read that teleprompter any longer. There were a few others that read as well and some made it so obvious that was what they were doing..

    Now the Truck/Nationwide awards were better we thought as they did the sit down one on one with each driver so it wasn't a speech it was more like an interview with them....

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