Friday, June 6, 2008
Here is a rundown of the NASCAR TV action on Saturday:
10 AM - Sprint Cup Practice on SPEED: Steve Byrnes, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds in the booth. Ralph Shaheen and Lindsay Czarniak reporting from the garage area in Pocono.
3:30PM - Nationwide Series Qualifying on ESPN2: Dr. Jerry Punch, Rusty Wallace and Andy Petree in the booth. Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Shannon Spake and Mike Massaro down on pit road. Tim Brewer in the Tech Center in Nashville.
5:30PM - Sprint Cup Happy Hour on SPEED: Bill Weber, Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach in the booth. Matt Yocum and Marty Snider reporting from the garage area. This is tape-delayed from earlier in the day due to other live racing.
7PM - Nationwide Series Race on ESPN2: Same ESPN crew as above with Allen Bestwick and Brad Daugherty joining the action from the Infield Pit Center. There will be a post up at 6PM for your comments during and after the race.
10PM - ARCA Race on SPEED: Just a non-NASCAR note. This race will be shown in a two hour tape-delayed program slot. It will actually take place live at 1PM in Pocono.
Midnight - NASCAR Performance on SPEED: Larry McReynolds, Chad Knaus and Doug Richert. (Bootie Barker suspended by NASCAR for six weeks.)
12:30AM - Tradin' Paint on SPEED: Media guest Pete Schnatz of the Philadelphia Inquirer will join host John Roberts and regular panelist Kyle Petty.
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The Craftsman Truck Series has a big race under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway tonight on SPEED.
Krista Voda kicks-off the telecast with The Set-Up at 8:30PM Eastern Time. Following that thirty minute show Rick Allen and Phil Parsons will be along to call the Truck action at 9PM. Michael Waltrip will not be present this weekend. Down on pit road as usual will be Ray Dunlap and Adam Alexander.
The Truck Series has been one of the most dependable NASCAR presentations on TV now for several seasons. Fans know what to expect and it has been a positive viewing experience that focuses on the racing and keeps things simple.
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There is a big weekend of racing on tap. Three series are racing on three different racetracks in three different cities.
SPEED kicks-off the coverage with Steve Byrnes hosting Sprint Cup practice at Noon Eastern Time. Byrnes will be joined by Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds in the announce booth. Veteran Matt Yocum will work with TNT's Ralph Shaheen reporting from the garage area.
After the practice is over, John Roberts will be along with NASCAR Live at 1:30PM. Bob Dillner and Hermie Sadler will be his reporters for this show.
Then, for the first time ever, the Sprint Cup Series qualifying will come along without the NASCAR on Fox gang. This time at 3:30PM, it will be Steve Byrnes calling the action with Hammond and McReynolds alongside. Down in the garage area will be the TNT team of Marty Snider and Lindsay Czarniak.
The ESPN2 guys will sneak-in one hour of Nationwide practice at 6PM. Dr. Jerry Punch, Rusty Wallace and Andy Petree will be in the booth. Jamie Little, Shannon Spake and Dave Burns will be in the garage area.
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