Wednesday, October 8, 2008
TV/Media Notes for LMS Weekend
SPEED has added the Thursday Sprint Cup practice live from 3 to 4:30PM. Steve Byrnes will be paired with Larry McReynolds and Jeff Hammond. Bob Dillner and Wendy Venturini will report from the garage area.
Regan Smith will appear on Trackside Friday night at 11PM on SPEED. Also appearing as a guest will be Jessica Simpson, who will be doing a pre-race concert and performing the national anthem on Saturday night.
Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure (click here to view homepage) will sponsor 66-year old Morgan Shepherd's entry into the Nationwide Series race on Friday night at LMS. DJRA is a racing school and ride-a-long experience. Shepherd's regular sponsor will share signage with DJRA. Smart move.
Ricky Craven will be back on Monday as a panelist on NASCAR Now at 5PM. He will be joined by Ray Evernham and Mike Massaro. Allen Bestwick is the host.
Speaking of Evernham, getting email about both owners and their Monday TV shows. Evernham was not asked about the Patrick Carpentier incident on NASCAR Now and Michael Waltrip was not asked on TWIN about his driver line-up for LMS this weekend. Do you think this is fair because they are acting as commentators, or should they get the same treatment as anyone else in the news?
NASCAR on Fox commentator Jeff Hammond is the media guest on Tradin' Paint this weekend. How do you feel about a fulltime SPEED and Fox TV commentator appearing on this show? Is the show better with TV and radio types or print/Internet journalists?
Thursday at 1PM on ESPN Classic fans will get to see action from Rockingham Speedway. This track is been off the schedule for years, so new fans might enjoy seeing the style of racing that the sport grew-up with in the South. Richard Petty and Bill Elliott battled for the win in the 1983 Carolina 500.
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