Thursday, March 4, 2010
Adam Alexander's Rising Star (Updated - Confirmed)
Thursday morning TNT confirmed the network's full line-up for the 2010 season. It will be Adam Alexander is in the driver's seat for the six TNT Sprint Cup Series races along with Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach Jr.
It was Ralph Sheheen who stepped in last season for TNT after Bill Weber's departure. Alexander was then added to the TNT pit road reporting crew to fill Sheheen's spot. Apparently, the network liked what it saw.
Click here for a 2007 interview with Alexander from the TruckSeries.com website. It gives good insight into his background and the hard work it has taken to get him to this point.
SPEED TV viewers have seen Alexander increase his presence on the network as well. Originally a Camping World Truck Series reporter, Alexander now hosts shows like NASCAR in a Hurry, The SPEED Report and Race Hub.
The one thing TV viewers have not seen Alexander do is the TV play-by-play on a live race. That club is rather small. Mike Joy, Rick Allen and Marty Reid are the charter members right now. Although we are still waiting on TNT to confirm it, it seems that Alexander is about to get the opportunity of a lifetime this summer.
Update #1: USA Today now says Lindsay Czarniak will host the pre-race shows for the six races on TNT. Marc Fein, the previous host, is busy with the NBA TV Channel these days.
Update #2: Ralph Sheheen will be back on pit road along with Matt Yocum and Marty Snyder. No information on whether or not TNT will hire a fourth pit road reporter.
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