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« on: March 05, 2007, 11:58:18 PM »

McReynolds joins TNT broadcast team
By DAVID POOLE

Larry McReynolds is branching out from his role as a NASCAR analyst on Fox Sports and Speed, joining the team that will work six Nextel Cup races for TNT this summer.

"We are excited about adding Larry's knowledge to our team," said Jeff Behnke, executive producer for Turner Sports said Monday. "We plan to use him in a multipurpose role."

McReynolds, a former NASCAR crew chief, joined the Fox team as an analyst in the booth for the 2001 season. He continues in that role in this, the first year of NASCAR's second consolidated network contract.

Fox will end its 2007 season after the Dover race in early June, with TNT taking over at Pocono on June 10 and broadcasting through the July 15 race at Chicagoland.

McReynolds will work TNT's prerace show from a mobile set along with a host that is yet to be named. He will add commentary from that set during the races and also will be used to demonstrate things from a cutaway car and pursue stories in the garage as needed.

Bill Weber and Wally Dallenbach will be in the booth for those six races, with Kyle Petty joining them for five of those.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007, 12:30:33 AM »

Don't we get enough of him already?  I'm not bashing, but I liked having different teams on the different networks.  And he will NEVER replace BP...

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007, 02:14:52 AM »

He's getting to be as bad as Michael Waltrip.  No matter what broadcast, he's there.  I suppose the final straw will be putting DW on TNT so he can pimp his brother and Toyota.

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007, 03:01:48 AM »

sally said "pimp"


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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2007, 01:14:05 PM »

he can pimp his brother and Toyota.

The new host of the reality series "Pimp My Ride" ?


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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2007, 01:32:26 PM »

he can pimp his brother and Toyota.

The new host of the reality series "Pimp My Ride" ?

Maybe that's what Michael's team was trying to do with that fuel addictive at Daytona.   laugh

He was on XM last night talking to Claire, still maintaining his innocence.  I had to turn off the show after about 1 minute of his holier than thou attitude.  There were several letters in the Scene this week about him with the caption "Saint or Sinner?"  One person really ripped him and said he ought to become a movie actor because he's so good at playing hurt and innocent.

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2007, 04:58:10 AM »

Cheryl, I liked that.  Mikey could have his own soap opera; "As the Gas Passes".  I believe that title would be fitting in many ways, but I'm not about to go there Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2007, 09:52:41 PM »

I will never believe he is innocent.  But I am worried that we are close to bashing here.  Huh?
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2007, 05:36:24 PM »

Getting back to the topic...

For all the things TNT is doing in response to fan complaints, this is something that they chose to ignore.  I do not like breaking from the green-flag action to show the cut-away car and I'm sure others here don't as well.  Now, TNT has its own version, just like Fox and ESPN.

I am also concerned about overexposure for McReynolds.
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