Monday, July 14, 2008
Burr In At "NASCAR Now"
Apparently, someone convinced the ironman to take a day off. It will be veteran news anchor Ryan Burr stepping-in tonight to host the one hour roundtable edition of NASCAR Now. Allen Bestwick is actually on vacation.
Burr will be joined by Ray Evernham, Boris Said and Mike Massaro on the panel. Burr has come a long way since moving over from ESPNEWS to host NASCAR Now regularly this season. He has a fast pace and keeps things moving. He also asks good questions.
He will need to do just that as the news is breaking that Ryan Newman is officially out at Penske. This sets the table for an announcement of Newman joining Stewart/Haas Racing and possibly bringing UPS on as a sponsor. Burr is going to have his hands full today.
Bestwick and Infield Studio Partner Brad Daugherty are also going to take a day off this weekend as ESPN hosts the Nationwide Series from Gateway. Dr. Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree will handle the pre and post-race content from the booth. Thanks to our friends at ESPN for this update. NASCAR Now airs at 5:30PM Eastern and again at 9PM Pacific Time.
Steve Byrnes is back with Michael Waltrip and Chad Knaus on This Week in NASCAR over on SPEED. They will be previewing and then reviewing. With the next Sprint Cup race two weeks away at The Brickyard, it should be interesting to see what they choose to preview.
TWIN is on at 8PM for one hour and then repeats head-to-head against NASCAR Now at 9PM Pacific Time. There will be full columns up immediately after each show for your comments and opinion. Please feel free to comment on this post in advance of the shows. Just click on the COMMENTS button, the rule for posting are on the right side of the main page.