Ladies and Gentlemen, start your recorders!

Posted by Iannucci | 6/14/2007 | 4 comments »
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Set your TiVo, DVR, VCR or just plain watch it this weekend. From IMS:

Racing fans can get an unprecedented look at the preparations leading up to the 91st Indianapolis 500 on May 27 through "24 Hours of Indy," a one-hour special that will air at 7 p.m. (ET) Saturday, June 16 on ESPN2.

The preparations for the world's largest one-day spectator sporting event are seen from a variety of perspectives in the ESPN Original Entertainment program. By following several characters for a 24-hour period, ESPN captures the intense, pressure-filled logistics required to stage such a large event and provides an understanding about the huge scale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

These characters will be followed during the show:
•2006 Indianapolis 500 winner Sam Hornish Jr.
•IMS Chairman of the Board Mari Hulman George
•IMS CEO and Vision Racing co-owner Tony George
•Actor and musician Ludacris
•IMS Director of Engineering & Construction Kevin Forbes
•Longtime Indy 500 fans Tom and Jim Hamilton and Glenn Harm
•IMS Safety Patrol members
•IMS Food and Beverage manager Denny Newman
•IMS Retail Services manager Jeremy Coffman
Maybe Jack Bauer will show up in time to save Marco Andretti by disarming his exploding car. Oh wait...wrong 24.


  1. Jennifer Coomer // June 14, 2007 2:26 PM  

    We were sitting behind one of the fans they were following for this special. At one point there were to many people standing in the walkway and the Yellow Shirts had even the ESPN crew leave.

  2. Anonymous // June 14, 2007 3:21 PM  

    Nineteenth Star Productions did a fantastic feature called "24 Hours AT Indy" in '99, but it didn't include the heavy hitters this one boasts. Let's hope it isn't interrupted/delayed/etc. by NASCAR coverage.

  3. pressdog // June 14, 2007 6:56 PM  

    What? The didn't follow the Iron Hand of Justice?

  4. Puretone Audio // June 14, 2007 8:27 PM  

    Rumor has it a film crew was following MoneyCJ but the footage was too "racey" to air