Monday, May 5, 2008

Program Notes: "NASCAR Now" And ESPN2 In Darlington

Just a couple of quick program notes about Monday's NASCAR Now and ESPN2's coverage of the Nationwide Series race from Darlington.

It will be Randy LaJoie and Mike Massaro that will join Allen Bestwick for a three man panel on Monday night. This "roundtable" format has worked well for NASCAR Now, and these three have personalities that might make the show a lot of fun.

When ESPN2 hits the air from Darlington with the Friday Nationwide Series race, there will once again be no Dale Jarrett. It will be Rusty Wallace sitting in on the pre-race show with Allen Bestwick and Brad Daugherty. Wallace will then join Dr. Jerry Punch in the booth to call the action with Andy Petree.

The coverage starts at 7PM with NASCAR Countdown. On pit road will be Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Shannon Spake and Jamie Little. Tim Brewer will be in the Tech Center, and Matt Kenseth will be the in-race reporter.

Keep an eye on this week, as there will be an article explaining the brand new "ticker" that fans saw in Richmond. That new innovation is certainly a welcome change from the old technology that burdened Fox earlier this season. When the story appears, The Daly Planet will provide a direct link.

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SophiaZ123 said...

So far, I am missing a THREE panel group, plus AB.

I hope they are not going to keep limiting it to two guests as they have done recently. If they are taking a cue from TWIN, it's a bad one.

I miss a foursome on this show and the fun with the chatter. Course it's only halfway through the show but I miss the extra person, missing tonight.

TexasRaceLady said...

ROTFL@Randy and his "race car drivers have small minds".

I'm enjoying the show.

Daly Planet Editor said...

There is a new post up about the Monday NASCAR Now.


Lisa Hogan said...

I agree with Sophia on the three panel plus Bestwick.

Just my opinion, I don't enjoy Massaro on this program. He seems to hog the airtime. If they want a reporter on the panel, I prefer Marty Smith.

I always enjoy Bestwick and Randy.

Lou,Kingston,NY said...

Looking forward to the article on the ticker to see what they have to say about it. thanks JD