Friday, March 14, 2008
In-Progress At Bristol, TN: "NASCAR Countdown" and Nationwide Series Race
The Nationwide Series moves over to ABC on Saturday for their live race from the Bristol Motor Speedway.
Allen Bestwick will host the NASCAR Countdown pre-race show from the Infield Pit Studio. Rusty Wallace returns from some time off and joins Bestwick and Brad Daugherty to make up the infield panel. The pre-race show begins at 2PM Eastern Time on ABC Sports.
Jerry Punch will call the Nationwide Series action as the play-by-play announcer as race coverage begins at 2:30PM Eastern Time. Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree will be alongside of Punch in the announce booth. Down on pit road will be Shannon Spake, Vince Welch, Dave Burns and Mike Massaro. Jamie Little has the weekend off.
The race broadcast is scheduled to end at 5:30PM with a college basketball March Madness program that leads East Coast ABC affiliates into the local evening news. The ABC primetime programming begins at 8PM. Rain may be a factor in this coverage.
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