Wednesday, April 8, 2009

VERSUS Announces Month Of May Coverage

In the wake of rather disappointing VERSUS T.V. ratings, the new Indycar Series television partner announced its plans for the Month of May including daily coverage from the 2nd day of qualifying all the way through race day. The schedule consists of 6.5 hours of live coverage during all 4 days of Qualifying, apposed to the last several years when ESPN would have spotty coverage on Pole day.

VERSUS will also re-air 3 of the 4 one hour pre-season specials on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of race week, with an additional 30 minute special entitled "Top 10 Indy 500 Moments which is set to air on that Thursday. Versus will then cover live 5 strait hours of Carb Day practice, pitstop challenge, and the Firestone Indy Lights race.

On the Saturday before the race, VERSUS will air a 1.5 hour show on the three 4 time Indianapolis 500 winners: Foyt, Mears and Unser. Fallowed by a half hour Indy 500 festival parade special.

ABC will pick up the May coverage at Noon with a one hour pre-race show hosted by the world famous Brent Musburger. VERSUS will then take back over at 4:30 for a live post-race show.


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