Thursday, June 16, 2011

TNT heads to Michigan for Nascar

From TNT Sports -

TNT’s Coverage of 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Continues on June 19 at Michigan International Speedway

Pre-race coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET; NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Michigan begins at 1 p.m. ET


TNT’s coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing continues on Sunday, June 19 live from Michigan International Speedway. The network will air exclusive coverage of the race beginning at 1 p.m. (ET) with play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander calling the race alongside analysts Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach in the booth. In addition, analyst Larry McReynolds will make frequent contributions from the infield as he breaks down crew strategy and analyzes car adjustments.

The network will rev up its pre-race coverage beginning at 12 p.m. (ET) with Countdown to Green delivered by Pizza Hut with Lindsay Czarniak (host), Petty and McReynolds with reports from pit reporters Chris Neville, Ralph Sheheen, Marty Snider and Matt Yocum. Current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader No. 99 Carl Edwards will join TNT’s infield rig for an interview prior to the race to talk about his season.

TNT’s acclaimed Pride of NASCAR series will feature a profile of the legendary A.J. Foyt who was the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The crew will also talk to No. 24 Jeff Gordon about his win last Sunday at Pocono Raceway and No. 22 Kurt Busch’s crew chief Steve Addington will join McReynolds to analyze the track at Michigan.

Throughout this year’s NASCAR on TNT Summer Series, the network will join forces with NASCAR.COM, the official site of NASCAR, to provide TNT RaceBuddy a multiplatform experience for race fans which features live feeds from the racetrack including pit road and in-car cameras.

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