Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Nationwide Series is in Kentucky for a stand-along race on ESPN. The weather has been rainy all day and NASCAR is hoping to get this one in tonight.
Allen Bestwick will host the NASCAR Countdown pre-race show. He will be joined by Rusty Wallace and Brad Daugherty. The program will be thirty minutes.
Wallace will then make his way up to the booth to join Marty Reid and Andy Petree to call the race. This team has already handled the qualifying that aired on ESPN earlier Saturday. On pit road are Dr. Jerry Punch, Jamie Little, Dave Burns and Vince Welch.
Reid and Bestwick are a powerful combination for ESPN and the network must be happy with the results so far this season. One continuing struggle is Rusty Wallace up in the TV booth. Just like he did back in 2007, Wallace cannot divorce himself from his racing past and current ownership status.
ESPN has come a long way with the directing and producing of these telecasts. Tonight should be a good opportunity to showcase the Nationwide regulars and show the racing under the lights.
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One of the best racing series on TV is NASCAR's Camping World Trucks. Quietly consistent for years, the production values and focused announcing has kept the fans coming back again and again.
Today at 1:30PM Krista Voda starts coverage with The Setup pre-race show. Voda will double-up as a pit reporter once the pre-race is over. Adam Alexander is off working on the TNT Sprint Cup telecasts, so Voda will join Ray Dunlap on pit road.
Rick Allen, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip will call the action. These three have been very effective since Waltrip discontinued his endless sponsor mentions and attempts at humor. The trucks always have stories to tell and the challenge for the TV booth is simply to tell them.
Old school TV coverage consists of focusing on the racing, period. The last truck race turned out to be a barn burner and the big MIS oval could make for some super action. There are several Sprint Cup Series drivers, like Elliott Sadler, crossing over to the trucks who would really like to return to the winner's circle in any series.
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A good Saturday of racing will feature a day-night doubleheader from ESPN and SPEED.
The TV day starts off with final Sprint Cup Series practice from Michigan International Speedway at 12:30PM ET on SPEED. Darrell Waltrip is back this weekend and he is up in the TV booth with Steve Byrnes and Larry McReynolds.
This is one of four summer weekends Waltrip will be working for SPEED. I am hearing his involvement may extend even further.
Krista Voda steps-in at 1:30PM to host The Setup pre-race show for the Camping World Truck Series. On this race, Voda will be switching to pit reporter role since Adam Alexander is a little busy hosting the TNT coverage on Sunday. Voda will be joined by Ray Dunlap on pit road. The regular SPEED TV trio of Rick Allen, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip will call the 2PM race.
Next up is qualifying for the Nationwide Series racing at the Kentucky Speedway. This weekend, it will be Marty Reid in the TV booth with Rusty Wallace and Andy Petree alongside. Dale Jarrett has the weekend off. Qualifying airs at 4PM on ESPN.
The NASCAR Countdown pre-race show this weekend is going to be hosted by Allen Bestwick. Wallace and Brad Daugherty will be in the Infield Pit Studio. Tim Brewer will be in the Tech Garage. The pre-race begins on ESPN at 7:30PM.
It will be thirty minutes later when Wallace and company start the race coverage. Joining the team this week from pit road will be Dr. Jerry Punch, Jamie Little, Dave Burns and Vince Welch. Shannon Spake is reporting for NASCAR Now from MIS.
Other motorsports items to note on Saturday include the 8:30AM start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on SPEED. At 4:30PM, SPEED also has F-1 qualifying from the familiar Montreal street circuit. Le Mans coverage then continues from 6PM to 2AM Sunday morning.
We will be live blogging the CWTS and NNS races, please join us for that. In the meantime, happy to have your comments on any of the above topics. To add your opinion, just click on the comments button below. This is a family-friendly website, please keep that in mind when posting. Thanks for stopping by!