Saturday, February 21, 2009
Sunday/Monday TV Updates
TDP will live blog the Sprint Cup Series race from Auto Club Speedway beginning at 5PM Eastern Time and continuing through the post-race TV coverage. Please join us.
NASCAR Performance, Smarts and In A Hurry: (2:00 to 3:30PM - SPEED) Larry McReynolds and Chad Knaus talk racing in California from a crew chief perspective. Kyle Petty and Rutledge Wood play a game show with fans. Adam Alexander shows the video clips from Friday and Saturday.
RaceDay: (3:30PM - SPEED) Live guests include Kurt Busch, Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers. Features include a review of Roush-Fenway Racing’s dominance of Auto Club Speedway and a review of how NASCAR’s new testing policies have impacted teams. Wendy Venturini's Real Deal features a ride-along with Matt Kenseth as he goes on a whirlwind tour of New York City after winning the Daytona 500.
Sprint Cup Series: (5:00PM - Fox) Darrell Waltrip interviews Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the pre-race show which overlaps with RaceDay on SPEED. Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond join Waltrip on the pre-race. Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Waltrip call the race which starts at 6PM.
The SPEED Report: (7PM - SPEED) Studio hosts this week are Bob Varsha and Ralph Sheheen. Bob Dillner is the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series field reporter while Adam Alexander will handle the Camping World Trucks.
For the 2AM Eastern, 11PM Pacific airing, The SPEED Report will have full race Sprint Cup Series highlights, post race reaction and late breaking news from Sunday’s race.
Wind Tunnel: (9PM - SPEED) SPEED Formula 1 reporter, Peter Windsor, will co-host. In addition to preparing for SPEED’s coverage of the 2009 season, Windsor is also preparing to become a F1 team owner in 2010. NASCAR highlights from California.
Victory Lane: (10PM - SPEED) John Roberts, Jimmy Spencer and Kenny Wallace host the winning driver, crew chief and owner. Bob Dillner reports from pit road.
Monday's NASCAR Now: (5PM - ESPN2) Allen Bestwick will host with Ricky Craven, Randy LaJoie and Mike Wallace as his "expert panel."
Monday's TWIN: (8PM - SPEED) Michael Waltrip and special guest Aric Almirola join Steve Byrnes to recap the California Sprint Cup race, the Nationwide event and the Camping World Truck Series race from Saturday afternoon. Scanner chatter will be a feature as well as a preview of the Las Vegas Sprint Cup race including a look back at some of the hardest wrecks at the 1 ½ mile track. The trio will also answer viewer email.
There is no Sunday night edition of NASCAR Now until ESPN begins televising the Sprint Cup Series races in July. However, ESPNEWS will have Mike Wallace and provide a post-race wrap-up with live coverage of the winner's news conference after the race.
That's a preview of the upcoming shows, please feel free to add your TV-related comments. This is a family-friendly website, so foul language or hateful speech will cause your comment to be deleted.
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