Saturday, May 24, 2008
In-Progress At Charlotte: Nationwide Qualifying And Cup Happy Hour
Immediately after the live NCTS race from Mansfield is over, SPEED goes right back to the Lowe's Motor Speedway. The network will present Nationwide Series qualifying and Sprint Cup final practice.
It will be Mike Joy leading the team for the Nationwide Series qualifying at 3:30PM Eastern Time. Joy will be joined by Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds in the announce booth. Down on pit road will be NASCAR on Fox reporters Dick Berggren and Matt Yocum.
When this session is over, it will be John Roberts filling the time before "happy hour" with a flexible edition of NASCAR Live. Roberts will have TV veteran Randy Pemberton and SPEED announcer Bob Dillner joining him as reporters from the garage area. This program is scheduled to begin at 5:30PM.
The Sprint Cup cars take to the track for the final hour of practice at 6PM. Joy will stay to call the action and bring out most of the NASCAR on Fox crew. Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds will be in the booth and Krista Voda and Matt Yocum will be reporting.
Over at the new Fox infield set, Steve Byrnes and Jeff Hammond will be adding commentary and using the tools like the cut-a-way car to elaborate on race issues. This new "pit box" area has certainly been...interesting.
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