Saturday, April 4, 2009
Live Blogging The Nationwide Series Race From Texas on ESPN2
The TV coverage from Texas for the Nationwide Series begins at 2:30ET with the NASCAR Countdown pre-race show on ESPN2. Allen Bestwick will be hosting, but this weekend Rusty Wallace has Saturday off. Dale Jarrett will be joining Bestwick on the panel with Brad Daugherty and Kevin Harvick sitting-in as a guest for the race.
The Nationwide Series did not get any TV coverage on Thursday for either practice or qualifying. Hopefully, the pre-race show will take some time to review what the series has done on the Texas track up to this point.
It will be Dr. Jerry Punch, Jarrett and Andy Petree calling the action once the racing begins shortly after 3PM. Shannon Spake, Jamie Little, Dave Burns and Vince Welch will be reporting from pit road. Tim Brewer will be in the Tech Center.
This is a wild race due to the fact that many of the Cup drivers participating are just going for the win. In the meantime, there are Nationwide regulars trying to make sure and finish as they are running the season on limited budgets. Also in the field are some rather inexperienced drivers on this type of high-speed track.
The combination of these factors should make for some early lapping, some backmarkers trying to stay on the lead lap and some pit road strategy. This is a 200 lap race that is normally run flat-out for the Cup guys who always seem to be fastest in Texas.
The weather is great and the pictures should be outstanding. With no TV coverage this week, hopefully the racing action will more than make-up for this problem which needs to be addressed by NASCAR and ESPN for 2010.
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