SPEED, NASCAR to roar into Times Square on May 19 thanks to Panasonic Astrovision screen

SPEED will share its first-ever broadcast of the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge with visitors to New York’s legendary Times Square on May 19 at 7 p.m. ET, as the network delivers its live and exclusive event coverage to the 1,400-square foot News Astrovision by Panasonic Screen prominently located at One Times Square.

“This is a very cool opportunity to show off one of NASCAR’s most exciting events in a unique and extraordinary way,” said SPEED President Hunter Nickell. “SPEED is looking for every means to show the world the network is proud and excited to be the home of the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge for at least the next eight years. Delivering this kind of message in Times Square — it simply doesn’t get any bigger than that.”

SPEED is the nation’s first and foremost cable television network dedicated to motor sports and the passion for everything automotive. From racing to restoration, motorcycles to movies, SPEED delivers quality programming from the track to the garage. Now available in more than 75 million homes in North America, SPEED is among the fastest-growing sports cable networks in the country, the home to NASCAR on SPEED and an industry leader in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services.