Sunday, October 2, 2011
Live Blogging Sprint Cup Series From Dover (ESPN - 1PM ET)
It's overcast in Dover and everyone is hoping this is not another fuel mileage race. Dover can be great on TV or just an endless single-file grind. NASCAR needs great right now.
Nicole Briscoe is up first from the Infield Pit Center with Brad Daugherty and Rusty Wallace. Saturday Wallace spoke with Fox Sports reporter Lee Spencer and said he might be forced to end his NNS team due to lack of sponsorship in 2012. It will be interesting to see if the sponsorship woes of the sport is a topic today.
Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree are in the TV booth to call the race. Dr. Jerry Punch, Dave Burns, Vince Welch and Jamie Little are the pit road reporters. Tim Brewer is in the Tech Garage.
Dover is a track where things happen fast. The main challenge for the TV team is to cut around the two bridges that go across the track. There is no infield, so cars coming down the banking hit the wall hard. You may remember debris from a frontstretch crash striking folks on pit road a while back.
It is important to stay ahead of the pack and show more headlights than tailights. Racing into the camera, especially off the turns, makes for great TV pictures at this track.
There are plenty of stories to follow today, including how Denny Hamlin does now that he has declared himself out of the Chase. Favorites picked by the TV pre-race show talent were Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson.
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