Fast Lane Daily

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Fast Lane Daily
GenreAutomotive, Review, News,
Created byEmil Rensing
Developed byNext New Networks & AutoStream
Presented byDerek DeAngelis
StarringDerek DeAngelis
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes2000+
Executive producer(s)Emil Rensing,
Tom Albrecht,
Mike Spinelli
Producer(s)Alan Kaufman (Segment Producer/ Occasional Host),
Derek DeAngelis
Location(s)New York City
Editor(s)Max Seeger, Erica Lourd
Camera setupMax Seeger
Running timeVaries, usually 2-15 min per episode
Original networkInternet:
Original releaseJan 17, 2007
External links

Fast Lane Daily, sometimes referred to as FLD, was an Internet-based video newscast about the automotive industry, created by Emil Rensing, a founder of Next New Networks. Fast Lane Daily was part of AutoStream, Inc. and Time inc. Its first episode first aired on February 17, 2007. As of July 27, 2016, Fast Lane Daily aired its last episode and the show has since been put on indefinite hiatus by its owners, Time Inc., who bought them in February 2016.

FLD was hosted by Derek DeAngelis and ran daily, Monday through Friday. Alex Roy, JF Musial, and Leo Parente moved to the DRIVE channel. Past FLD hosts include Ji Young Min, Tinabeth Piña,[1] Alex Gizela,[2] Carrie Milbank,[3] Andrea Feczko, Michael Spinelli and Ray Wert of, Gumball 3000 veteran Alex Roy of Team Polizei,[4] Richard Owens of and Bullrun rally driver Ashley Van Dyke.

As of July, 2016, FLD had over 312,000 YouTube subscribers and shot over 2,500[5] episodes (available on its YouTube channel), one of the highest episode counts for an internet show. Historical view count for FLD on YouTube stands at 220 million as of July, 2016.

On December 20, 2010, FLD aired its 1,000th episode. Most of the clips in the episode were recorded at the Nürburgring when the crew took a trip to Germany during Halloween of the same year. Unlike most episodes, which are normally 5 to 10 minutes in length, the 1,000th episode ran for over 20 minutes and was the first one in high definition. On December 10, 2014, FLD aired its 2,000th episode. The episode took place at the Hennessey Performance with Derek DeAngelis showing off the facility and cars. Unlike the 1,000th episode, the 2,000th episode is only slightly longer than a normal episode at 13 minutes.

Format[edit | edit source]

On January 14, 2010, Next New Networks announced that their entire automotive portfolio would continue to be produced by AutoStream. With the move, Fast Lane Daily had a shift in production and format. Before January 2012, news segments of Fast Lane Daily were released Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of every week while Leo Parente's motorsport segment, Shakedown, was released every Friday.

Starting December 23, 2011, there were a number of changes to the show. Parente's Shakedown and Roy & Musial's Road Testament are now moved to the YouTube channel DRIVE and Fast Lane Daily together with DRIVE has moved to a new studio in Times Square, New York City.

Segments[edit | edit source]

There were a total of five segments that recurred each week as part of the show. Every Monday a Commenter of the Week was recognized, every Tuesday was You're Doing it Wrong, featuring a video involving a less-than-intelligent person and a car, and every Wednesday was "Friendsday Wednesday" featuring a subscriber who has done something worth mentioning during the show. On Friday, for "Rapid Fire News," Derek very quickly read off some news that happened during the week. The fifth segment was 'FLD Question of the day' where Derek answered a question that a community member had submitted.

Awards[edit | edit source]

At the 2008 Webby Awards, Fast Lane Daily won the People's Voice Award in the Sports category.[6] At the 2009 Webby Awards, Fast Lane Daily gained an Honoree Award in the same category.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tinabeth Piña on IMDb
  2. Alex Gizela on IMDb
  3. Carrie Milbank on IMDb
  4. Alex Roy on IMDb
  5. "1,500th episode". Fast Lane Daily. December 13, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  6. "Fast Lane Daily Wins a Webby Award | Ian E. Jenkins". 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 


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