Voda In the News - 2008 Season Shaping Up

FOX Sports led all broadcast networks with five Sports Emmy Awards, including two major honors for outstanding sports series and sports special. The winners were announced April 29th, 2008 during the 29th Annual Sports Emmy Awards by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at ceremonies held in New York. NASCAR on FOX won two statuettes, one for Outstanding Live Sports Series and one for Outstanding Technical Team Remote. In its seven seasons of coverage, NASCAR on FOX has been recognized for Outstanding Sports Series three times and this year’s recognition brings the series Emmy total to 12. Since its inception in 1994, FOX Sports’ has won 76 Emmy Awards.(Fox PR)(4-30-2008)

Some Changes at SPEED; INC changes:

In 2008, SPEED will use a wide variety of hosts for The SPEED Report, the network's signature Sunday motor sports news program, headlined by veterans Bob Varsha, Krista Voda and Leigh Diffey. The new format will begin Feb. 17 at 7pm/et, following the 50th running of the Daytona 500. (SPEED PR)(1-30-2008)

SPEED Announces Daytona Speedweeks Schedule:

SPEED will deliver 100 hours of High-Definition programming from Daytona Speedweeks, highlighted by coverage of the Gatorade Duel at Daytona on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14 at 2:00pm/et with a prime time replay at 9:00pm/et, the season opening Craftsman Truck Series race Feb. 15 at 7:30pm/et, the ARCA 200 on Feb. 9 at 4:00pm/et and special editions of the high-energy NASCAR pre-race show, NASCAR RaceDay. Krista Voda and Jeff Hammond will host SPEED coverage of the Gatorade Duel at Daytona, with Hammond being joined in the booth by Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip for race coverage. Steve Byrnes, Dr. Dick Berggren and Matt Yocum will report from the pits. SPEED opens its Daytona Speedweeks lineup with coverage NASCAR Media Day on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the Bud Shootout Drawing at 8:00pm/et. The second annual SPEED Performance Awards (10:00pm/et), culminating with Mario Andretti's crowning of the SPEED Performer of the Year will close out first-day coverage. In addition to extensive on-track action, Daytona Speedweeks marks the return of popular NASCAR on SPEED programming, including The SPEED Report. (SPEEDtv.com)(1-22-2008)

Fox announces 2008 Cup broadcast schedule:

As Fox Sports prepares to begin its eighth year of NASCAR coverage, the network revs its engine with the unveiling of 2008 NASCAR on Fox broadcast schedule. Prior to exclusive, live coverage of the 50th Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 17, Fox Sports hits the gas on its coverage with night racing from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 9 (8:00pm/et) with The Budweiser Shootout. This 70-lap exhibition pits last season's Sprint Cup pole winners and past champions in an all-out "sprint" for the checkered flag. Mike Joy, with almost 40 years in racing, returns as race announcer, and is joined by NASCAR racing legend Darrell Waltrip and former champion crew chief Larry McReynolds, who return to provide race analysis for all NASCAR on Fox events. Prerace coverage is again hosted by Chris Myers with analyst Jeff Hammond, and returning to cover pit road are reporters Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum. In all, Fox Sports airs 13 Sprint Cup points races, highlighted by races from Las Vegas on Sunday, March 2; Texas on Sunday, April 6; Talladega on Sunday, April 27; Charlotte on Sunday, May 25 from Lowe's Motor Speedway and the NASCAR on Fox season finale from Dover on Sunday, June 1. In addition to its Sprint Cup coverage, Fox Sports presents two live Craftsman Truck Series races: Saturday, Feb. 23 from California Speedway and Saturday, March 29 from Martinsville Speedway.(Fox PR)(1-25-2008)unday’s 7pm eastern broadcast.