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Title: TNT Broadcast Team Announced
Post by: Benson23Fan on March 08, 2007, 05:07:12 PM
In a new Turner Sports press release TNT finally announced its entire broadcast team for the 6 Nextel Cup races this June and July. Not really any surprises as far as I'm concerned.

Booth
Bill Weber
Wally Dallenbach
Kyle Petty

Pits
Marty Snider
Matt Yocum
Lindsy Czarniak
Ralph Sheheen

Analyst
Larry McReynolds

Turner Network Television (TNT) announced a multi-year contract agreement with former NASCAR crew chief Larry McReynolds to serve in a unique multi-faceted analyst role for the network's coverage of Nextel Cup Series racing. Building on his 18 years of experience as a winning NASCAR crew chief, during TNT's race coverage McReynolds will provide in-depth race analysis and coverage from both the studio set position as well as roving locations around the track. From interviewing crew chiefs on pit road to conducting demonstrations on a cutaway car, McReynolds' unique role will allow him to traverse the track to help take viewers closer to the action. TNT's coverage of six consecutive 2007 Nextel Cup Series races begins on June 10 from Pocono Raceway and concludes July 15 from Chicagoland Speedway. McReynolds will serve as a race analyst alongside fellow analysts Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach and play-by-play announcer Bill Weber during TNT's race coverage, as well as during the network's pre-race show which will broadcast live from a new state-of-the-art mobile rig positioned in the track infield. Rounding out TNT's line-up of NASCAR announcers include pit reporters Marty Snider, Matt Yocum, Ralph Sheheen and Lindsay Czarniak.(Turner Sports PR)(3-8-2007)


Title: Re: TNT Broadcast Team Announced
Post by: Desmond on March 08, 2007, 05:32:08 PM
I'm with you, Brenden.  No surprises there.  Except for Petty, all the broadcasters had some history with NBC/TNT.  Even Sheheen and Czarniak were involved in the Busch races when Cup were in different locations.


Title: Re: TNT Broadcast Team Announced
Post by: Vivian on March 08, 2007, 09:38:59 PM
Since the race broadcasters don't always update us on stuff, does that mean Kyle Petty is not going to be driving in any of those 6 races?


Title: Re: TNT Broadcast Team Announced
Post by: shawn on March 09, 2007, 03:44:56 AM
Since the race broadcasters don't always update us on stuff, does that mean Kyle Petty is not going to be driving in any of those 6 races?
Correct, Kyle won't be driving in those races.

Taken from Jayski
UPDATE 4: Turner Network Television (TNT) announced today a multi-year contract agreement with Nextel Cup Series driver Kyle Petty to serve as an analyst for the network's Nextel Cup Series race coverage. Petty will take a five-week hiatus as driver of the #45 Wells Fargo/Marathon/Tire Kingdom Dodge car for Petty Enterprises, marking the first time a Petty will not be behind the wheel in the Nextel Cup Series for an extended period of time since his grandfather, Lee Petty, raced in NASCAR's Elite Series in 1949