Mike Joy did the signoff for SPEED, just before 6am, with a fitting tribute to the 18 years of SPEED. Curt Menafee did the introduction to FS1 just after 6am. To which they went into a taped college football preview. First up as far as live programming was John Roberts hosting from Michigan at 8am, followed by Cup practice, Truck quals, cup practice, truck race. Their nightly lineup is supposed to run live sportscast 11p, 12m & 1a then repeated all night, taking a direct run at ESPN. SPEED's WindTunnel and SpeedCenter died as of Watkins Glen, as they did not make the move, and Trackside ended with Michigan the night before the switchover. Race Hub will make the move, but it is no longer at a solid timeslot, nor is it an hour each Monday-Thursday. It's now 30 mins long, and it airs live during the daytime, shifting depending on the day. RaceDay is also cut in half, from 2 hours down to 1. Victory Lane was already cut down from 1 hour to 30 minutes earlier in 2013, and remains that way, with an apparent fixed timeslot of 7pm on Sunday. (It had aired starting right after the Network broadcast signed off). Apparently among the featured programming of FS1 is UFC and boxing, and Regis Philbin returns with a sports-based talk show each afternoon.
Truck race had a great finish to it. Much of it was a duel between Miguel Paludo and Kyle Busch, including some late restarts, but defending series champ James Buescher dove three-wide below Kyle Busch and Brendan Gaughan to take the lead with 3 to go, and held Kyle Busch and Ty Dillon off, who were forced to a photo finish for 2nd. FS1 ran off after the winner and 2nd place interview, for a 1 on 1 interview program where the subject was Tom Brady. They never bothered to show the photo finish, where Kyle Busch was credited for 2nd by the smallest of margins over Ty Dillon.