50th Anniversary Special on CBS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 1, 1998) CBS Sports will air "A Salute to NASCAR's 50th Anniversary" Saturday from 5-6 p.m. ET as part of its weekend coverage of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series' Texas 500 and NASCAR Busch Series Grand ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 1, 1998)

CBS Sports will air "A Salute to NASCAR's 50th Anniversary" Saturday from 5-6 p.m. ET as part of its weekend coverage of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series' Texas 500 and NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division Coca-Cola 300.

The hour-long celebration of NASCAR's 50th Anniversary will be hosted by Ken Squier with Ned Jarrett, Mike Joy and Dick Berggren. Drivers who will be speaking on the show include Dale Earnhardt, Richard and Kyle Petty, Bobby Allison, Buddy Baker, Bill Elliott, Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough and Jeff Gordon. Featured segments will include: Squier, hosting from Daytona International Speedway, discussing the early history of NASCAR; Jarrett, from Darlington Raceway, talking about the evolution of the superspeedway and NASCAR's first superstars, Junior Johnson and Fireball Roberts; Squier will take viewers back to the 1970s with Mike Joy, who will report from Hueytown, Ala., where he will feature "The Alabama Gang" and the change from NASCAR's old guard to the new superstars of the 1980s, Earnhardt and Bill Elliott; Berggren, from a dirt track in New England where he will focus on the history of short/dirt tracks in NASCAR and how short track racing serves as a backbone of NASCAR; Squier will talk about the 1990s growth of NASCAR, how drivers are marketed today, NASCAR's expansion to new markets like California, Indianapolis and Texas and looking back at the 1992 season-ending race in Atlanta, which was Petty's final race and Gordon's debut in NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing. CBS Sports will televise the NASCAR Busch Series Coca-Cola 300 live on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET from the Texas Motor Speedway with A Salute to NASCAR's 50th Anniversary immediately following the race. Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Texas 500 from TMS will be televised live at 2 p.m. ET. Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Darrell Waltrip , Kyle Petty , Ned Jarrett , Junior Johnson , Bobby Allison , Buddy Baker , Cale Yarborough