Saturday, April 5, 2008
In-Progress At Texas: Nationwide Series Race On ESPN2
ESPN2 returns to the Nationwide Series trail with coverage of the race from the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Allen Bestwick hosts the NASCAR Countdown show beginning at 2:30PM Eastern Time for thirty minutes. He will be joined in the Infield Pit Center by Dale Jarrett and Brad Daugherty. ESPN's Rusty Wallace has the weekend off from his TV duties.
Jarrett will then move-up into the broadcast booth and join Dr. Jerry Punch and Andy Petree for coverage of the race at 3PM. Jarrett has brought a new stability to this coverage, and both Petree and Punch have responded with a new found enthusiasm.
Reporting from pit road will be Shannon Spake, Jamie Little, Dave Burns and Mike Massaro. This high-speed and fast-paced event will be a big challenge for this team that mixes experience with enthusiasm. Often, the results are also mixed.
The Nationwide Series event will feature sixteen current Sprint Cup Series drivers and this should be the theme of the event. If any of the Nationwide "regulars" can step-up and run with the Cup guys it will go a long way toward raising both the profile of the series and the professional stock of the driver.
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