Marlo Klain

Marlo Klain

About Marlo Klain

ESPN SpeedWorld (formally Auto Racing '79-'86) is the name of a former television series broadcast ESPN from 1979-2006. The program that was based primarily based around NASCAR, CART, IMSA, Formula One, NHRA, and IHRA. The theme music is a based on the piano interlude from '18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)' by Cat Stevens. When ESPN debut in 1979, one of the first sporting events that they covered was auto racing. Initially the name of show show routinely changed to fit with the corresponding year at the time. Thus, when the program debuted, it was called Auto Racing '79, and then Auto Racing '80, Auto Racing '81 and so forth. This practice was dropped after 1986, when the name of the program was changed to SpeedWorld.