FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES
NASCAR on FOX Heads East for Kobalt Tools 500 in Atlanta
DW: Expect Johnson, Gordon, Harvick, Kenseth & Edwards to Star This Sunday
Scout.com Reports Which Defensive Backs Helped Their Stock During NFL Combine
NASCAR ON FOX: KOLBALT TOOLS 500 – Another week in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, another win for the incomparable Jimmie Johnson. On Sunday, March 7 (12:00 PM ET), the Loews crew looks to make it three-in-a-row when they head to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Kobalt Tools 500. Coverage starts with FOX NASCAR SUNDAY host Chris Myers, along with analysts Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Hammond from the Hollywood Hotel, FOX Sports’ traveling prerace set providing up-to-the-minute reports and live interviews with drivers, crewmen and officials shaping the day’s action. Once the green flag drops, race announcer Mike Joy will be alongside analysts Waltrip and Larry McReynolds to call all the twists and turns on the track while Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum patrol the pits for up-to-the-minute news and notes.
Date Event Coverage Begins
SUNDAY, MAR. 7 KOBALT TOOLS 500 12:00 PM ET
DW: HENDRICK AND RCR SHOULD MAKE ATL LOOK LIKE VEGAS – Following a Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon 1-2-3 finish last week in Las Vegas, NASCAR on FOX analyst Darrell Waltrip said the front of pack will look similar in Atlanta. “It just seems, based on the first three weeks of the season, that Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing and to a certain extent, Roush Fenway Racing are the three teams that will be in the front this season,” said Waltrip. “I think we will have a better balance this weekend, but I expect to see Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards leading the way.”
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FOX SPORTS TO AIR FORMULA ONE RACES THIS SUMMER – This summer, FOX Sports welcomes Formula One Racing to its airwaves. In total, the network airs four F1 races guided by sister cable arm SPEED. FOX Sports will borrow SPEED’s esteemed lead F1 broadcast team of Bob Varsha, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett. The fan favorite broadcast team welcomes Will Buxton, editor of GPWeek magazine who will report from the grid.
FOX Sports provides live coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix on June 13 at 12:00 PM ET and same day taped airings of the European Grand Prix on June 27 at 12:00 PM ET; the British Grand Prix on July 11 at 12:00 PM ET; and German Grand Prix on July 25 at 12:00 PM ET. Practice and qualifying for the four races on FOX will air on SPEED. SPEED airs a total of 15 races live, complete with practice and qualifying coverage beginning with Bahrain Grand Prix on March 14 at 7:30 PM ET.
SCOUT.COM: TENNESSEE SAFETY ERIC BERRY ON THE RISE AT THE NFL DRAFT – On the final day of the NFL Scouting Combine, the defensive backs took the field and displayed their skills in front of scouts. Scout.com’s NFL Draft analyst Chris Steuber reveals the prospects that are rising and falling after their performance on this week.
On The Rise: Tennessee Safety Eric Berry, USC Safety Taylor Mays, Rutgers CB Devin McCourty
On The Decline: Florida CB Joe Haden, LSU FS Chad Jones, Michigan CB Donovan Warren
To read more from analyst Chris Steuber on the NFL Combine visit SCOUT.com.
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