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« on: October 12, 2006, 06:24:38 PM »

Supposedly the press conference to announce the ESPN/ABC broadcast team will be today.  In the meantime, here's the latest rumor from Jayski.  Sounds like this Pit Studio Show will be ESPN's answer to Race Day and Victory Lane on SPEED.  From Jayski:

"For years, Brad Daugherty has worked with NASCAR behind the scenes on diversity issues, trying to increase minority interest and representation in what remains a very white sport. Now the Asheville [NC] resident will be front and center as an African-American voice on stock car racing, hosting a television show on ESPN. NASCAR officials have scheduled a press conference today in Charlotte to announce the television crew for ESPNís 2007 coverage, a group that will include the Black Mountain native and former NBA star on the NASCAR Pit Studio Show. Daugherty has owned race teams in the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series and has served on NASCARís ultra-secret Rules and Competition Committee that doles out fines and punishments to drivers, but said he believes he can be a more visible minority voice on television. The Pit Studio Show will provide pre- and post-race coverage and will include segments during races. Daugherty said another racer with WNC ties will be involved with ESPNís NASCAR coverage. Andy Petree, who operated the APR team out of Flat Rock [NC] that once fielded two Nextel Cup cars, will serve as a race analyst.(Asheville Citizen Times)(10-12-2006)"

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006, 04:32:04 PM »

Daugherty's role has been confirmed, both in the pit studio (including the new NASCAR Countdown) and the daily show NASCAR Now.  Daugherty could even host a few of the studio shows.

Also contributing to the shows will be Frank Stoddard, former crew chief for both Burton brothers, and Shannon Spake, who was on NASCAR Nation.

Did you know that Daugherty wore #43 in the NBA in honor of Richard Petty?  When he was a child, Daugherty and his family went to a local short track and he got Petty's autograph after the race.  He has said that the experience made him a racing fan for life. Cheesy

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