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08/01/08
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SPEED Adds Indy NASCAR Confidential Special UPDATE A reminder that this one-hour special edition of NASCAR Confidential, "What We Learned at Indy," will premiere Friday night, August 1 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET on SPEED, and re-air on Saturday night at 11:00 pm - 12:00 am ET on SPEED.

07/30/08 With apologies and promises it will never happen again and investigations still underway looking at just what went wrong at last weekend’s Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, SPEED will take NASCAR fans deep inside the real-time crisis management exercise at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Adding a special edition of its popular behind-the-scenes documentary series NASCAR Confidential, SPEED and NASCAR Media Group will use their exclusive access to examine, from multiple perspectives, what went on last weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when dangerous and excessive tire wear took center stage.

NASCAR Confidential: What We Learned at Indy, the one-hour special will premiere Friday at 6 p.m. ET and re-air Saturday at 11 p.m. ET.

NASCAR Confidential continues to deliver a viewpoint never before offered to race fans on a regular basis,” said SPEED SVP of Programming Steve Craddock. “The scale of what happened last weekend is unique and required quick-thinking and pressure-filled decision making from everyone involved. This program will show race fans just how complicated the process was and how everyone rose to the occasion to pull off a complete race under incredibly adverse conditions.”

Featured elements:

  • See how tire issues began to develop in practice as teams discovered tire dust and initial signs of unusual wear
  • Experience exclusive coverage of race day morning -- from driver's meeting instructions regarding competition cautions to the frantic work done by crews and teams as they adapted and prepared for new sets of tires issued by Goodyear
  • Ride on top of the pit box with two dozen crew chiefs as they examine tires, adjust to the competition cautions, adapt to blown tires and calculate new strategies for 400 miles of racing … including conversations with NASCAR Race Control
  • Hear from Goodyear officials, drivers (Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin) and crew chiefs (Chad Knaus, Steve Letarte and Robbie Loomis) about how crucial tires are to a track like Indy and how a blown tire can ruin your day or season
  • Former crew chiefs and SPEED on-air personalities Larry McReynolds and Jeff Hammond conduct post-event interviews with drivers, crew chiefs, Goodyear representatives and NASCAR officials
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