NBC, TNT to Broadcast Eighth Brickyard 400; IROC on ESPN IMS Radio Network to provide more than 10 hours of coverage INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 30, 2001 - NBC and TNT will team up for more than seven hours of coverage for the eighth Brickyard...
NBC, TNT to Broadcast Eighth Brickyard 400; IROC on ESPN IMS Radio Network to provide more than 10 hours of coverage
INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 30, 2001 - NBC and TNT will team up for more than seven hours of coverage for the eighth Brickyard 400. This is the first year for both networks to cover the Brickyard 400. TNT will air qualifying live at 11 a.m. (EDT) Aug. 4. NBC will broadcast a live, 30-minute pre-race show at 2 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 5 followed by the live broadcast of the race at 2:30 p.m. (EDT).
Allen Bestwick, Benny Parsons and Wally Dallenbach will call the action from the booth. On pit road, Matt Yocum, Marty Snider and Dave Burns will join pre-race host and lead reporter Bill Weber. Parsons, the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup champion, will work his eighth Brickyard 400. Dallenbach, a veteran NASCAR Winston Cup driver, is the son of Wally Dallenbach Sr., who competed in the Indianapolis 500 from 1967-79.
The fourth annual True Value IROC at Indy race, Aug. 4 at the track, will be shown at 7 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 10 on ESPN. Bob Jenkins, Phil Parsons and Indy Racing Northern Light Series standout Scott Sharp will call the race from the booth with Dr. Jerry Punch on pit road. QVC will broadcast a live Brickyard 400 Merchandise Special from 8-10 p.m. (EDT) on Aug. 2.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network will broadcast more than 10 hours of coverage for the race starting with the "Brickyard Live" talk show at 9 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 2. A Brickyard 400 preview show will be broadcast from 6-6:30 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 3 followed by "Brickyard Live" at 9 p.m.
Live qualifying will be on the air at 11 a.m. (EDT) Aug. 4, followed by the live broadcast of the True Value IROC race at 2:45 p.m. A qualifying wrap-up show will be aired later that evening at 6 p.m. A 45-minute pre-race show will be broadcast at 1:45 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 5 followed by the eighth annual Brickyard 400 at 2:30 p.m. Mike King will be the lead anchor for all IMS Radio Network broadcasts.