Friday, August 13, 2010
The channels keep flipping and this Friday every program from the Michigan International Speedway is on SPEED beginning at noon ET.
Cup practice gets things started with the hard working trio of Steve Byrnes, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds. These three are going to have a long Saturday of TV.
John Roberts is next doing what he does best and that is direct traffic. Kyle Petty is alongside Roberts from the SPEED Stage with Wendy Venturini and Hermie Sadler roaming the pits as NASCAR Live presents an hour of highlights, interviews and updates at 1:30PM.
Nationwide Series cars are on the track for Byrnes, Hammond and McReynolds next. Matt Yocum and Hermie Sadler are the garage reporters for this session. Needless to say, Danica Patrick is back this weekend and it should be interesting to watch her come up to speed on the type of track at which she is very familiar.
As the Cup cars go out to qualify at 3:30PM, Bob Dillner and Venturini rejoin Hammond, McReynolds and Byrnes. This is a home track for several manufacturers and getting the pole with horsepower has always been an extra bonus for teams.
Once qualifying is over, Roberts will be back for another edition of NASCAR Live. This time, the outspoken Randy Pemberton will be on the SPEED Stage with Roberts. Bob Dillner and Matt Yocum will be the reporters.
The night ends with Trackside. This show is bittersweet because Steve Byrnes is going to be leaving the series to begin hosting the newly revamped Race Hub show from the SPEED studios on Charlotte, NC. No word yet on who is replacing Byrnes, but we should have that early next week.
Byrnes has been the heart and soul of this series which exposes a lot of NASCAR personalities to good conversation, questions and fun. There is no doubt it was hard to come off the road and again anchor a studio TV series. We will have more on Race Hub in a Sunday night column.
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