Friday, June 20, 2008

In-Progress At Milwaukee: Craftsman Trucks On SPEED (Updated)

The Truck Series comes to Milwaukee for another good battle on the kind of track that is well-suited for this series.

Rick Allen and Phil Parsons will call the action and as usual Ray Dunlap and Adam Alexander will handle the pit road reporting duties. Krista Voda will begin the night with The Set-Up pre-race show at 9PM Eastern Time.

Things to look for tonight are the contrast in styles between a race with Michael Waltrip as the third booth announcer and this race with just Allen and Parsons. The last short-track race was a wreck-fest, and it should be interesting to see how everyone behaves on this fast and flat oval. Look for the pit reporters to have plenty of stories to discuss.

This just in: A Daly Planet reader points to this story on Jayski that basically tells the tale of a Truck Series team that will make the regular NASCAR driver, Chad Chaffin, step-out of the Truck during the race to let a paid driver take-over. British driver Paul Poulter has brought financial support to the team, and just as we have often seen in Sports Car racing, will be racing "his" truck. Let's see what the SPEED guys have to say about it.

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In-Progress On Friday - NASCAR on SPEED

No Kenny Wallace this weekend on SPEED as he is off at the Nationwide Series race in Milwaukee, WI. It will be Hermie Sadler filling-in on both RaceDay and Victory Lane.

Friday on SPEED kicks-off with NASCAR Live at 3PM Eastern Time. John Roberts hosts the show and will have Bob Dillner and Hermie Sadler along as reporters from the garage area.

Steve Byrnes will be up next with Sprint Cup Series practice from Sonoma. Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds will be teamed with Byrnes in the booth. Lindsay Czarniak and Marty Snider will be the reporters for this 3:30PM session.

The Craftsman Truck Series practice will be at 5PM from Milwaukee. Rick Allen and Phil Parsons in the booth will be joined by Ray Dunlap and Adam Alexander.

Go or Go Home is a thirty minute show that reviews the cars outside of the Top 35 that have to qualify on time for the Sprint Cup Series. John Roberts will host the program with veterans Randy Pemberton and Bob Dillner filing reports. This show will begin at 6:30PM.

All eyes will be on the critical qualifying for the Cup race from Sonoma that will kick-off at 7PM. Byrnes, Hammond and McReynolds return to anchor the coverage. Interviewing the drivers and handling the reporting duties will be Matt Yocum and Ralph Shaheen.

The Truck Series race will begin at 9PM as the feature event of the evening. This race will have a post for in-progress comments up at 8PM. Allen and Parsons host with Dunlap and Alexander on pit road.

The evening caps-off with Trackside at 11:30PM from Sonoma. Byrnes, Hammond and McReynolds will be joined by Elliott Sadler for the hour. Sam Hornish and Juan Pablo Montoya will be the scheduled guests.

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