Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday From California On SPEED

There might be a pesky little college basketball tournament hanging around, but SPEED has 7.5 hours on tap from the Auto Club Speedway on Friday.

John Roberts gets things rolling with NASCAR Live at 2:30PM ET. Kyle Petty will be alongside Roberts with Hermie Sadler and Randy Pemberton doing the reporting. This show has been a solid addition to the SPEED line-up and sets-up the day for fans with news and interviews.

The Cup guys come out at 3PM and Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds will be there to greet them. Krista Voda and Dick Berggren are the reporters. It should be interesting to see how the rainy weather has treated the tricky track and what happens with cars at speed.

Next up is Nationwide Series practice at 4:30PM. Steve Byrnes is joined in the TV booth by Kyle Petty and Jeff Hammond. Bob Dillner and Wendy Venturini are the reporters. There are certainly some very hot stories in the Nationwide Series and it should be interesting to see what goes on in practice and the garage.

The Sprint Cup Series gets a nice TV pop with qualifying at 7PM for the East Coast fans. Joy returns with Waltrip and McReynolds for this session. Matt Yocum and Voda are the reporters. This is a good opportunity to get some cars and driver faces in front of East Coast fans looking for something other than basketball.

A solid nightcap to the day on SPEED is up at 9PM with Trackside. Jimmie Johnson is the perfect guest for this venue. Byrnes hosts with Waltrip and McReynolds. It should be interesting to see Johnson as the solo guest for the full hour.

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