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Title: Revamped NASCAR Now to Premiere Tonight
Post by: Cheryl on February 04, 2008, 03:56:10 PM
I really don't remember anything about the new female host, but the show has to be better than it was with Kuselius.  Hope I can remember when it comes on to check it out tonight.  Here's what Jayski has about the changes:

"NASCAR Now, ESPNís daily NASCAR news and information program, returns to the air for its second season Monday, Feb. 4, at 6:00pm/et on ESPN2. The program includes highlights, opinion, debate, analysis and the latest news from drivers, crew chiefs and insiders both on and off the track. The program airs for 30 minutes at 6:00pm/et Monday through Friday of the opening week, and the Monday edition will expand to one hour beginning Monday, Feb. 11. The show also has a one-hour edition at 10:am/et on the morning of each NASCAR Sprint Cup race and a Sunday night weekend wrap-up edition. NASCAR Now is hosted by Nicole Manske, Ryan Burr and Allen Bestwick and originates from ESPNís high definition studios in Bristol, Conn. Contributors include analysts Tim Brewer, Brad Daugherty, Boris Said and Tim Cowlishaw, along with NASCAR insiders Terry Blount, Angelique Chengelis, David Newton and Marty Smith, as well as D.J. Copp, a member of Bobby Labonteís team. NASCAR Now viewers also benefit from frequent contributions by the NASCAR on ESPN team including Rusty Wallace, Dr. Jerry Punch, Andy Petree, Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Mike Massaro, Shannon Spake, Dale Jarrett and ESPN Deportesí NASCAR commentators  Andrťs Agulla and Alex Pombo.(ESPN PR)"

Cheryl


Title: Re: Revamped NASCAR Now to Premiere Tonight
Post by: shawn on February 04, 2008, 06:12:07 PM
Going to have to check that out as it has to be better then what they had last year.  Wasn't that Nicole Manske on the Speed Sunday night show?


Title: Re: Revamped NASCAR Now to Premiere Tonight
Post by: Cheryl on February 04, 2008, 07:25:34 PM
Wasn't that Nicole Manske on the Speed Sunday night show?

Yes, that's what I've heard.  I just don't remember much about her.

Cheryl


Title: Re: Revamped NASCAR Now to Premiere Tonight
Post by: Steve on February 05, 2008, 08:39:34 AM
I'm watching the rebroadcast right now, and to my surprise, Ryan Burr got the nod as host instead of Nicole Manske. You would think they would put their lead host on for the first episode, but I guess nothing ever makes sense with ESPN. ::)


Title: Re: Revamped NASCAR Now to Premiere Tonight
Post by: Cheryl on February 05, 2008, 01:21:17 PM
I watched part of the show and thought the same thing, Steve!  I fully expected Nicole to be there.

The funniest thing on the show was when they had clips from several drivers talking about what they did during the off-season.  Bobby Labonte cracked me up when he said [in his usual deadpan] "Shot a hog with a bow and arrow..."   :laugh:  It just struck me funny because we had just watched an episode of Mythbusters and they were using a dead pig/hog to do one of their tests. 

Cheryl



Title: Re: Revamped NASCAR Now to Premiere Tonight
Post by: Desmond on February 05, 2008, 07:56:39 PM
I'm watching the rebroadcast right now, and to my surprise, Ryan Burr got the nod as host instead of Nicole Manske. You would think they would put their lead host on for the first episode, but I guess nothing ever makes sense with ESPN. ::)

According to Daly Planet, Manske will debut for ESPN on Thursday during the Daytona media day.