Nate Ryan

@nateryan

I write about auto racing for @USATODAYSports. And I like weird music. Stories archived here: http://t.co/ZykTLYG7Ym

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The table is approximation of where hosts of Showtime's "Inside #nascar" will appear Feb. 10. (the room needs to be finished by Feb. 9 for the taping)

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By Feb. 9, this will be the fully operational control room for Showtime's Inside #nascar program.

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By the time the #nascar HOF opens in May, this will be a shiny new TV studio.

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The guts of #nascar media group storage. The silver thing holds 400-some terabytes. 1 terabyte = 1,000 Gigabytes.

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More #nascar media group archives. Ken Martin, the historian/librarian, had great stories on how footage is acquired. Sometimes, it's from home video shot by fans in the 60s, 70s, etc.

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Some of the physical archives at #nascar media group. It's all getting transferred to digital.

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More #nascar media group production equipment. Again, 28 suites similar to this.

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Step right up to the mic...a production suite where #nascar drivers would do voiceovers and the like.

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This board is used solely to edit sound. Worth thousands; was afraid to touch it. #nascar

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There are 28 high-tech audio & video suites in #nascar media group's new digs. Here's one.

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Some #nascar media group booty...one of those is an Emmy. might be able to ID the rest!

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Again from 19th fl, looking down on bldng housing CLT convention ctr, ballroom & #nascar HOF.

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New #nascar office building has a 19th-floor open-air terrace. Here's the view looking south.

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Where #nascar bigwigs sample new media offerings (see iracing console in corner).

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More from 20th floor of #nascar office tower: New Duke Energy building and Panthers stadium visible.

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If you were, say, the most powerful guy at #nascar media group, your office view might look like this.

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Office view of tour guide John Martin, also dir of biz development for #nascar media group. Time Warner Arena on right.

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What I think was the rest of that line... #nascar

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More amateur photography...this was a popular place even at 5:45 p.m. #nascar

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Even getting preseason credentials, you have to be up early in the morn to beat . #nascar

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