The network covers a heavy schedule of NASCAR-related programming, but it has also featured race broadcasts of Formula One, Australian V8 Supercars, various sports car series, dirt oval events, and motocross.
When it launched in 1996, the network was named Speedvision. In 2002, it became Speed Channel. Eventually, the name was simply shortened to Speed.
Reports have surfaced that the channel will soon be reconfigured by Fox to become a generic sports channel to compete with NBC Sports Network and the ESPN family of channels.