Friday, May 1, 2009
Dale Jarrett and Vince Welch have the weekend off, so ESPN will go with three pit reporters and Rusty Wallace upstairs in the broadcast booth Friday night in Richmond.
ESPN2 comes on the air at 7PM ET, with the green flag flying at 7:43PM. Dr. Jerry Punch will call the short-track action with Wallace and Andy Petree alongside. Jamie Little, Shannon Spake and Dave Burns will be on pit road.
Richmond is a fast and intense race that brings fans quickly back to the reason short-track racing is a blast. Two grooves have traditionally worked quite well at this track that has also frequently seen the caution flag fly.
Pictures from RIR at night are always spectacular in HD and the sound is very different from last week at the Talladega Superspeedway.
The TV challenge is to keep up with the leaders, the best racing and tell the on-going stories all at the same time. No easy task in the Richmond environment.
Once again SPEED has provided all the TV coverage of the day, including the Nationwide Series qualifying. 7PM is the first and only time NASCAR fans will see ESPN covering the action from Richmond.
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Thanks for taking time from your Friday night to stop by The Daly Planet.