Speed Announces Plans for NASCAR-Themed Talent Show

Speed has announced that it will debut a grassroots talent show in the vein of American Idol, which will be taped at stops along the NASCAR circuit. Fast Track to Fame will premier on March 1 and run for 10 episodes on the News Corp.-owned network with Michael Waltrip serving as the host.

According to Broadcasting & Cable, the show marks the first venture from Fox Sports’ newly formed production sector, Stars Avenue Production, and represents the first major development at Speed since Fox Sports chairman David Hill expanded his role at News Corp.

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