Many sports fans considered it a weekly tradition to watch bowling on Saturday afternoons, which was a lead-in to ABC's Wide World of Sports. It originally ran for two hours on Saturday afternoons, but was later reduced to 90 minutes. From 1962 to 1978, the Daytona 500 was shown on ABC's Wide World of Sports. [citation needed] During the 1960s and early 1970s, the race was filmed and an edited highlight package aired the following weekend.During the period on Wide World of Sports, the booth announcers typically served as roving pit reporters during the running of the race, as well as interviewing in victory lane. Wide World of Sports: Track and field; road running Track and field is the main event on the program. ABC's Wide World of Sports was intended to be a fill-in show for a single summer season, until the start of fall sports seasons, but became unexpectedly popular. The ESPN Wide World of Sports website homepage featuring information on sports, events and the Complex so athletes, coaches, families and fans to stay connected. ABC's Wide World of Sports was an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998, primarily on Saturday afternoons. It became associated with Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci during and after the 1976 Summer Olympics.The composition has been used as the theme music to the American television soap opera The Young and the Restless intermittently since the series debuted in 1973. . Hosted by Jim McKay, with a succession of co-hosts beginning in 1987, the title continued to be used for general sports programs on the network until 2006. ABC's Wide World of Sports (TV Series 1961– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. 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