What happened to SPEED channel?

What happened to SPEED channel? On Aug. 17, SPEED becomes FOX Sports 1 on all major pay-TV providers. Many of the auto racing events previously airing on SPEED will now air on FS1.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8am ET, SPEED will become FOX Sports 1, a new national sports network featuring live college football, auto racing, UFC, soccer, news shows and more. In most cases, the FOX Sports 1 channel will be the same channel formerly held by SPEED.  Many of the auto racing events previously airing on SPEED will still air on FS1, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, practice and qualifying, and complementary programming like NASCAR Live. Select NASCAR Sprint Cup races will come to FS1 beginning in 2015.

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Use the FOX Sports 1 channel finder at FOXSports.com to find the channel number for your TV provider and area.

FS1’s Day 1 schedule is as follows (all times ET; L denotes Live):
8:00-8:30 AM — NASCAR LIVE (L)
2:30-3:30 PM — TRACKSIDE LIVE (L)
4:00-5:00 PM — UFC UNLEASHED
5:00-6:00 PM — UFC TONIGHT (L)
8:00-11:00 PM — FOX UFC SATURDAY (L)
11:00 PM-12:00 AM — FOX SPORTS LIVE (L)
12:00 AM-1:00 AM — FOX SPORTS LIVE (L)
1:00-2:00 AM — FOX SPORTS LIVE (L)

[UPDATE: FS1 ratings news: “Fox also narrowly beat SPEED’s ratings at this same time last year—the network Fox Sports 1 absorbed—by 3,000 viewers. Fox Sports 1’s average ratings for the entire day was at 81,000, down from SPEED’s 100,000 last year.“]

[UPDATE 2: MavTV has acquired the rights to former SPEED Channel original series Stacey David’s Gearz, My Classic Car and Chop Cut Rebuild, with encore episodes airing this month. New episodes will debut on MavTV in March.]




  1. Bring back speed channel… there is nothing on anymore after 5pm (est) for nascar! Some people work and come home and would like to see what is happening in the world of racing!

  2. WE picked up the cable package to watch Nascar racing. No more speed channel, but am still paying for the pkg…something is definitely wrong!

  3. BRING BACK the SPEED channel. We watched a lot of the racing and auto shows that appear to no longer be available. If I wanted to know why the scores area for football, etc…I would go to the 40 other sports channels available. I want our channel back that was devoted to auto racing only!!!

  4. Thanks to the person who mentioned Velocity, I had not heard of it but at velocity.discovery.com, I ran across : http://velocity.discovery.com/tv-shows/channel-finder.htm
    which directed me to the channel in our area on our provider. We hate the mindless numbing most programs provide, Even the animal planet is devoting itself to killing animals and terrorizing reptiles. All interspersed with unsolicited intimate images of adolescent zits or incomplete warnings about 4 hour erections and to call 911 but not specifically who for, the woman or the man…

    Come on car shows, informative, historic, exciting. Thank you all for sharing your views.

  5. This is pure BULL —- nobody got any kind of notification that you FOX were going to f— us!I paid for this channel and Comcast never said a word either about it,just another rip off like always.

  6. Hate to say this but this woman is missing the speed channel my Husband and i loved that channel the fox sports 1 is nothing like speed i kind of wish we didnt have any sports channels cause we watch a couple of football games and thats all we watched speed all the time i really hope they bring speed back

  7. Bring Back the original Speed Channel. more entertaining and informative. Need a channel just about racing, cars, trucks. the new channel just does NOT do it for the viewers of the original Speed Channel.

  8. I dont watch any fox tv stations. They’re to anti working class for me. From their news to their sports. Like a group of snotty little rich kids. Gimme back my blue collar TV fox. You already own everthing else. Tell us again how middle class families asking for overdue raises and better work conditions and health insurance and a job that does’nt feel like slavery is ruining our country. fucking idiots

  9. Why get rid of the Speed Channel. Was the only channel that I enjoyed watching on Dish. Without the Speed Channel, might as well get rid of Dish. The FS1 is not even remotely close to the Speed Channel. Why not have a channel devoted to car guys instead of talking about baseball, football, basketball etc on a car channel????? I think it is a bunch of crap. I think I will cancel my dish subscription.

  10. LIKE There isn’t enough foot ball channels, I can’t beleive ESPN had to take the only channel for car racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Speed channel was the only reasons I keep cable. Without Speed might as well get rid of cable. I could really care less about sports and mindless TV shows that insult my intelligence.

  12. I agree with everyone else. The new fox1 sports Sucks. And is not even a close replacement for SPEED.
    I used to have it on all day in my office that’s certainly not going to happen now.
    The people who run fox are idiots.

  13. What happened to Speed Channel ? Fox Sports 1 sucks! There are enough football channels already. Bring back Speed, Pass time and all the other good car shows.

  14. I am in complete dismay over the loss of my favorite channel ,SPEED. They are telling us that the new powers Fox will be pretty much the same. I say bullshit to that ,so far I have not seen a single reminder of the great viewing SPEED had. Fox sucks the big one. SPEED was dedicated to the motor head in us. Now there is no such dedicated network. And Fox wants to air the same shit I can find on just about every other station. Take your channel and shove it Fox. I know I am not alone in being angered over this crap. So I know I won’t be watching you Fox………..

  15. TV channels are there for the purpose to make money. I can’t believe that Fox Sports 1 would draw more commercial dollars than SPEED channel. I need my
    SPEED! Dave DeSpain was the best. Bring him back at any cost!!!!! I need my SPEED!!!!!

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