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CBS GETS DAYTONA 500 RESTARTED; RATING THE FLY-CAM
Published February 21, 1995
CBS TV "effectively waved the green flag to restart the Daytona 500 after a rain delay, ... threatening to pull the plug and switch to basketball if the cars weren't running" by 3:45pm EST, according to Frank Murray of the WASHINGTON TIMES. Trucks equipped with jet-engine blowers had been drying the track for a restart before the CBS ultimatum (WASHINGTON TIMES, 2/20). In Baltimore, Milton Kent writes on CBS' FlyCam, a small camera mounted on a radio-controlled helicopter. Kent said it "made an interesting enough debut that it may actually command more time in a number of CBS racing telecasts" (Baltimore SUN, 2/20). In New York, Richard Sandomir praised CBS for its coverage during the rain delay but said the FlyCam "made me a little dizzy" (N.Y. TIMES, 2/21). Michael Hiestand on the FlyCam: "Credit CBS with a willingness to experiment on its Daytona 500 coverage" (USA TODAY, 2/20). In Tampa, columnist Tom Ford notes the success of Sunday's Daytona 500: "Although Sterling Marlin's second consecutive 500 victory did not rank among the Daytona classics, 200,000 people at the track and millions more watching CBS's television coverage gained insight into a sport that is expanding far beyond the Mason-Dixon line" (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 2/20).