Tuesday, February 5, 2008
ESPN Answers Your NASCAR Comments
We really appreciate the ESPN guys for getting right back to us after the first day of the new season of NASCAR Now.
There were lots of questions and comments on a variety of ESPN topics recently posted by readers, and here are some updates on those topics.
The host role of NASCAR Now will be fully shared by Allen Bestwick, Ryan Burr and Nicole Manske all season long. Bestwick will host the one hour Monday shows, once they begin. The other two "talent" will alternate studio hosting and traveling to the Sprint Cup races to report for the show.
Update: Allen will be hosting the first one hour NN show from the Bristol studios on Feb. 11th at 6PM. Then he will go to Daytona for the special Sunday night show.
The first time for Bestwick on NASCAR Now will be Sunday night, February 17th. This 10PM show will originate from Daytona on ESPN. (That is correct, this show is on ESPN.)
Bestwick will then travel to Bristol, CT to host the Monday hour show at 6PM from the ESPN2 studios. That show will contain the first ESPN "roundtable," which will feature ESPN personalities discussing NASCAR topics.
Ryan Burr will be hosting all the NASCAR Now shows through February 13th, as Nicole Manske is in Daytona.
Manske's first time on-air for ESPN will be Thursday on the ESPN News Network for Media Day from the Daytona International Speedway. After that three hour show with Rusty Wallace alongside, she will then host the NASCAR Now episodes from Daytona on Friday through Sunday.
Finally, ESPN reminds us that despite the fact that Dale Jarrett will drive in the first five Sprint Cup races, he will be on-the-air for ESPN beginning with the Nationwide coverage in Daytona.
Thanks again to the ESPN Media Relations staff for this information.