When SPEED went off the air about two years ago, race fans were beside themselves. Had Fox ruined motorsports TV as we know it? They did not. In fact, they inadvertently saved it.
Well, it was fun while it lasted. As we have known for some time, the motorsports-only SPEED network is on the way out so parent company Fox can replace it with a general sports network that they hope will compete with ESPN. Now we know that network's name: Fox Sports 1.
Gearhead channel SPEED has been under a lot of scrutiny lately as people speculate that Fox will turn the all car channel into a general sports channel called Fox Sports One next year.
Tonight's the night where many of GM's Heritage Center cars will wave goodbye and meet their new owners for the very first time.