This week, the eyes of the motorsports world are turned to the Daytona International Speedway as NASCAR showcases their finest drivers, series and teams virtually every day. Though the Rolex 24 at Daytona is the unofficial start of Speedweeks, the big race, aka the Daytona 500, brings in all the cash, and prestige.
However, visitors to the speedway in mid-March can view some of the finest racers on two wheels during Bike Week at Daytona. SPEED will once again serve as GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track's broadcast partner for the 2013 season opening DAYTONA 200 Week at Daytona International Speedway.
Fans can tune into SPEED on Friday, Mar. 15, 2013, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT to catch the elite AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike class battle it out during Race 1. SPEED will pick back up on Sunday, Mar. 17, 2013 to broadcast the rest of the weekend's intense AMA Pro Racing action from the World Center of Racing.
Tune in Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT to catch the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class compete in the 72nd running of the DAYTONA 200, America's longest running endurance motorcycle road race. The stars of AMA Pro Flat Track will be aired next at 6:00 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT and the thrilling action will conclude later that night on SPEED at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT when National Guard SuperBike Race 2 will be featured.
Highlights of the weekend's AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series races from Daytona will be included in the SPEED broadcasts and will also be available live on SPEED2, an online-only racing network.
Live coverage of Friday's Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series race and Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Race 1 can be viewed in a set of back-to-back airings on SPEED2 starting at 2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 p.m. PT. The second Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport race can be viewed live on Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013, on SPEED2 starting at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT.
The SPEED on-air team for GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing will once again include veteran motorcycle broadcaster Ralph Sheheen providing play-by-play, with Motorcycle Hall of Fame rider Scott Russell joining him in the booth for analysis. Longtime SPEED reporter and host Greg White will provide reports from the pits.
In addition to television coverage, motorcycle editor Chris Martin and columnist Evan Williams will be providing insight and commentary on SPEEDtv.com.
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