How’d that Carl Edwards harsh 3 week probation work out? Maybe not so bad for those who like the World Wrestling Federation version of Nascar. Anyway, once again a no-splitter race proves to be more interesting than a Cup race.
I don’t know if Dave Burns has previous experience as “anchor”, but he did a fantastic job – as did Mr. Craven and even Rusty. Dave has always been enjoyable as a pit reporter, but I was impressed how well he transferred that appeal to the booth.
At the same time on another channel, it was strange to see the SpeedTV (and Fox) A-Team (sans DW) working the “Legends Million” in front of what appeared to be a crowd of 17. I thought maybe David Ragan might find his niche in that series, but alas, he did not.
7.21.56: @ Soldier Field, Chicago, with Billy Myers on pole, Fireball Roberts averaged 61 mph for the victory.
7.18.58: The King made his Grand National debut @ Exposition Speedway in Toronto. On lap 55 ” Daddy bumped me … right into the wall”.
7.10.54: Nascar made its first appearance in the Chicago area – Santa Fe Speedway in Willow Springs. Dick Rathman was the winner.
If Ned were in the booth, we’d know what’s up with Mike “Magic Shoes” McLaughlin.
Ref: racing-reference.info, Greg Fielden’s “Forty Years of Stock Car Racing”, Richard Sowers’ “The Complete Statistical History of Stock-Car Racing”.