Saturday, April 12, 2008
In-Progress At Phoenix: "Tradin' Paint," "NASCAR Performance" And "RaceDay"
SPEED has an extensive block of NASCAR programming as the lead-in to the Phoenix Sprint Cup race on Fox.
Tradin' Paint comes along at 4:30PM Eastern Time with John Roberts and Kyle Petty. The media guest is Tom Jensen, the Senior NASCAR Editor for SPEEDtv.com. He is the former Executive Editor of NASCAR Scene Magazine.
As most fans know, Petty and the 45 team missed the Cup race at Phoenix. This should be an interesting show, as the issues of drug testing and the future of Petty Racing should be on the menu, regardless of who is on the panel.
Next up at 5PM is a show that is growing on us. NASCAR Performance used to be strictly tech talk, but host Larry McReynolds has used the current NASCAR topics in the news as issues to expand-on in his own way. Using Chad Knaus and Bootie Barker in a very smart manner, McReynolds has addressed issues from the COT to tires to bumpstops. If you have not seen this show, check it out.
At 5:30PM is the quirky NASCAR In A Hurry show. Truck Series veteran reporter Adam Alexander provides a "wrap-a-round" that ties together the best TV content from SPEED's NASCAR coverage of the previous 48 hours. It is kind of an Entertainment Tonight meets SportsCenter.
The franchise is up next, as the two hour live NASCAR RaceDay takes to the air at 6PM Eastern Time. Jeff Gordon will be a live guest on this show, and Jeff Burton is the subject of Wendy Venturini's Real Deal segment.
John Roberts hosts this highly-popular show with Jimmy Spencer and Kenny Wallace alongside. Hermie Sadler will be taking an in-depth look at PIR, and the show will review the past PIR winners. RaceDay will run up until 8PM, when the live coverage of the Cup Series will begin.
As usual, Victory Lane will be taped Saturday but will air as scheduled at 8PM on Sunday night before Wind Tunnel.
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