Daytona VIII - 1996 "Dale Jarrett Beats Dale Earnhardt"
CLICK4 1996 Daytona SpeedWeeks:Dale Jarrett Beats Dale Earnhardt"
Just a blow on our own horn...this is the 8th Daytona Speedweeks that we have published.
Our coverage was ground breaking...in 1996 we were the only website to publish the Daytona results virtually as they occured, I should know I was there.
In 1997 The Auto Channel was the first web site to offer free live in car radio, live audio and video reports, real time results and concentrated TV like coverage.
In 1998 we added a LIVE hour show each night from the RV Paddock with a LIVE report of the days events and LIVE interviews with the personalities of NASCAR
Our coverage was so good that Yahoo Internet Life named The Auto Channel: "The Best Auto Sports Site On The Internet".
Our sponsors Pennzoil and AllState, paid us enough that for 4 years straight we sent a crew of 8 to cover the Speedweek events, you can still see the past coverage, it is in our archives and will remain as long as there is a web and we pay the electric bills.
Real NASCAR fans still come to The Auto Channel to listen to Jeff Gordon exclaim..."I won, I won The Daytona", others come here to see the only video of Dale Earnhardt in the winners circle for almost an hour...it doesnt exist anywhere else in the world, not on NASCAR.com, Not On CBS, Nowhere else!
Over these last few years only a couple of other web entities "got it", including NASCAR.com.
With the right sponsor support The Auto Channel is poised to break new ground in motorsports coverage.
Hang in there with us...We promise it will be worth the wait!
Bob Gordon Co-Publisher The Auto Channel
Marc Rauch Co-Publisher The Auto Channel