Sunday, August 7, 2011
Rain is an issue as ESPN heads into another Sprint Cup Series telecast. Nicole Briscoe will host from the Infield Pit Studio. Brad Daugherty and Rusty Wallace will be alongside.
Allen Bestwick will call the race with Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree from the TV booth. Tim Brewer is in the Tech Garage. Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Dr. Jerry Punch are the pit reporters.
Bestwick made a big difference in the last telecast. Information gaps were gone, the commentary was smooth and all things were put into a veteran's perspective. It was like having a good referee in a basketball game. You never knew he was there.
ESPN's issues continue to be what battles to highlight, easing back on the promotion of other events and figuring out how to handle the finish. Those topics may have been discussed in meetings this week.
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Update: Truck Series race will be live on SPEED at 9AM weather permitting. Here is the resumtion of the original live blog.
The rain is threatening at Pocono while the Camping World Trucks are trying to get their race in at this track with no lights.
Krista Voda starts the pre-race show with Ray Dunlap and Hermie Sadler as the reporters. Rick Allen, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip will call the race.
Kevin Harvick is on the pole. Hopefully, the trucks will put on a good show. This track is just not the kind that is meant for truck racing. It's too big, too fast and results in little real racing. A series designed for short-tracks is one again racing out of its element.
Rain would be tough for this series as Sunday is not an option for making up the race since the track has no lights and the Cup race will run until at least 4PM ET. Hopefully, the trucks can keep it green and get the race in as scheduled.
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