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NBC Sports Groups upcoming NASCAR coverage continues to take shape as another prominent figure from the sanctioning bodys elite series joins NBC and NBCSN’s expanding broadcast team. Current Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Steve Letarte, who once stood at the helm of Jeff Gordon’s famed #24 race team, and now leads the crew behind the ultra-popular #88 car driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., has reached an agreement to join NBC’s multi-platform NASCAR coverage beginning in 2015.
The announcement was made today by Sam Flood, Executive Producer, NBC Sports and NBCSN, and will be discussed in further detail at a Media Conference scheduled for 8:30am/et Jan. 10, 2014 at Daytona International Speedway. I’ve always been impressed with Steve Letarte’s interviews, and feel smarter after hearing him break down the crucial elements of each race, said Flood. “It wasn’t long into our first meeting about this potential role on our broadcast team when I realized that Steve is going to be Must See TV.”
Letarte will join fellow analyst Jeff Burton and race announcer Rick Allen across NBC Sports Groups exclusive coverage of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series action on NBC and NBCSN. Those telecasts will include races, pre- and post-race shows, qualifying, and studio programming.(NBC)
It will be quite interesting to see who will be elevated, from the very deep bench at Hendrick Motorsports, to the crew chief’s box for Dale Jr.! That organization is so very deep in talented employees, that whomever is selected from HMS for that job, he will be extremely qualified!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!