Winter Heat Series


Winter Heat Series

Winter Heat Series (or NASCAR Winter Heat) was a television program on TNN and later ESPN2 that featured stock car racing.

Contents

History

The program aired during the winter months between November and January (during NASCAR's offseason). The program began during the 1994-1995 winter and ran through the 1998-1999 winter. The races were held at the 3/8 mile Tucson Raceway Park in Tucson, Arizona.

TNN originally broadcasted the races before ESPN took over. Broadcasters for TNN were Mike Joy, Buddy Baker, Glenn Jarrett and Ralph Sheheen. ESPN's broadcasts included Benny Parsons, Bob Jenkins, and Bill Weber. During the 1998 broadcast, Larry Rice, Rick Debruhl and Ray Dunlap served as fill-ins for Parsons and Weber.

There were six to eight races per winter. The first season of Winter Heat featured the then brand new Craftsman Super Truck Series, the Winston West Series and the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour. In later years when ESPN covered the events, there generally were three late model races (called the Winston Triple Crown), and a race or two from the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour and Winston West Series. Ron Hornaday, Jr. won the first ever Southwest Winter Heat race while Garrett Evans won the second.

Late model champions

Notable drivers to gain national attention from the series

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Winter (comics) — Winter Winter Wildstorm Productions Publication information Publisher Wildstorm Productions First appearance …   Wikipedia

  • Winter — For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). Part of the Nature series on Weather   Calendar seasons Spring  …   Wikipedia

  • Winter of 2009–2010 in Europe — See also: Winter of 2009–2010 in the United Kingdom Winter of 2009–2010 in Europe Map of Europe showing the difference of temperature between 11–18 December 2009 and the 2000–2008 average. Storm type: Winter storm Formed …   Wikipedia

  • Winter's Heart — infobox Book | name = Winter s Heart orig title = translator = image caption = Original cover of Winter s Heart , showing Perrin Aybara leading Annoura, Balwer and Gaul author = Robert Jordan cover artist = country = United States language =… …   Wikipedia

  • Camping World Truck Series — NCTS redirects here. For the Canadian Tire Series, see NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Camping World Truck Series Category Stock car racing (Trucks) Country or region …   Wikipedia

  • Craftsman Truck Series — Infobox sports league current season= logo=Craftsman Logo.gif pixels=200px sport=Auto racing founded=1995 no. of drivers=37 teams=22 country=USA champion=Ron Hornaday(KHI #33)The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a racing series owned and operated …   Wikipedia

  • Godzilla: The Series — Godzilla on the Empire State Building as depicted in Godzilla: The Series Genre Action Science fiction …   Wikipedia

  • Geothermal heat pump — A geothermal heat pump system is a heating and/or an air conditioning system that uses the Earth s ability to store heat in the ground and water thermal masses. These systems operate based on the stability of underground temperatures: the ground… …   Wikipedia

  • Urban heat island — An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area which is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas. The temperature difference usually is larger at night than during the day and larger in winter than in summer, and is most apparent… …   Wikipedia

  • X-Men (film series) — X Men film series 2006 DVD box set of first three films Directed by Bryan Singer …   Wikipedia