Thursday, June 09, 2011

TNT hits the Nascar Circuit at Pocono

From TNT -

TNT’s Coverage of 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gets Underway on June 12 at Pocono Raceway

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

TNT gears up for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing on Sunday, June 12 live from Pocono Raceway. 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. No. 18 Kyle Busch will join TNT’s infield rig for an interview prior to the race to discuss his season both on-and-off the track.

TNT’s acclaimed Pride of NASCAR series will feature a profile of the late Harry Hyde who was a legendary crew chief, winning 56 races and 88 pole positions during his career.

Dallenbach will join Petty and Rutledge Wood on their ongoing live video chat series “30 Minutes You Will Never Get Back” this Friday, June 10. Each Friday, fans can submit questions via Twitter or Facebook to have their questions answered on the show.

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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