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Jan. 2, 2017
Volume XI, Edition I
This week's TV Schedule can be found here.
Before we get started with this throwback critique, we have some TV news. Two notable on-air personalities will not return to their roles in 2017. Ray Dunlap announced on his Twitter feed that his contract with FOX Sports has not been renewed for 2017, ending his time with the network after 16 years. Recently, Dunlap has served as the play-by-play commentator for FOX Sports' ARCA Racing Series broadcasts and conducted a series of one-on-one interviews for NCWTS Setup.
Ron Hornaday, Jr. struggled in the race, running down the order a ways, then he lost a lap by spinning out while trying to avoid Tom Bambard and Joe Ruttman. There was a replay of the incident, but that clip did not show Hornaday's spin.
Another aspect of the race that hasn't mentioned is the fact that this was the only truck race at Louisville with live pit stops.
Parsons was himself in the booth. Very affable, enthusiastic about the action. He really did follow Reid's lead for much of the broadcast, which is a little unusual as compared to his work on Winston Cup broadcasts on the time. I suppose sharing a booth with Reid had a different protocol in terms of how Parsons conducted himself as compared to when he was sharing the booth with Bob Jenkins.
Q: Today, the types of cars that you see at the Rolex 24 are fairly regimented. Nothing really out of the ordinary. 30+ years ago, that wasn't necessarily the case. The 1983 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge is best known for A.J. Foyt teaming up with Preston Henn, Claude Ballot-Lena and a reluctant Bob Wollek to win for the Swap Shop team after Foyt's original ride dropped out. NASCAR veteran Joe Ruttman was in the field as well with a very interesting car. What was it?
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