Monday, November 3, 2008
A Great Idea At The Perfect Time
The Craftsman Truck Series race on Friday night from Texas contained a little surprise for viewers. The entire pre-race show was done with all the SPEED announcers completely in Halloween costumes. Needless to say, watching Dorothy and Glinda the Good Witch interview tough guys like Ron Hornaday Jr., Todd Bodine and Max Papis was one of the most hilarious moments on NASCAR TV this season. Here are some pics sent to us by the folks at SPEED. Click directly on the pic to see it full-size or right click to save it.
This is SPEED's Truck Series Producer, Keith D'Alessandro. Often called "the people's producer," D'Allessandro has been the heart and soul of these outstanding broadcasts for years. All I know is that it looks hot in that monkey costume.
Here is Keith producing the show in the TV truck. Enough said.
The Craftsman Truck Series on SPEED has been the most consistent and enjoyable TV package of the season. The attitude and professionalism of the announcers has been complimented by the hard work of the TV crew and the singular focus on the teams and drivers. Once again, it appears the championship will come down to the final race. Does it get any better than this?
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