FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES
NASCAR on FOX Returns With Short-Track Racing From Bristol
DW: ‘Sixth Sense’ Needed To Win At Bristol
BUSCH BROTHERS LOOK TO CONTINUE RECENT AND HISTORICAL SUCCESS AT BRISTOL On Sunday, March 21 at 12:00 PM ET, FOX Sports tears down Thunder Valley for NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Bristol Presented by GoDaddy.com. Fresh off capturing his first checkered flag of the 2010 season, Kurt Busch aims to win the race his brother Kyle did twice last year at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Coverage starts with FOX NASCAR SUNDAY host Chris Myers, along with analysts 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-second news and notes.
Date Event Coverage Begins
SUNDAY, MARCH 21 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACING PRESENTED BY GODADDY.COM 12:00 PM ET
DW: ‘SIXTH SENSE’ NEEDED TO WIN IN BRISTOL – As the driver who holds the record for most wins at Bristol (12) including a seven race win streak, FOX Sports analyst Darrell Waltrip knows a thing or two about short track racing. “Winning at Bristol takes a ‘sixth sense’ and one thing you really need is anticipation. You have to be able to determine in a really short period of time what you need to do and what direction you need to go. It is all instinctive. It’s boils down to ‘track presence’ – knowing where you are, knowing where all the trouble is, and being able to avoid it.” When asked about who will win this weekend, Waltrip leaned towards Harvick and the younger Busch but said it’s hard to pick a clear cut favorite. “The Childress teams have had an incredible turn around from last year. Kevin Harvick will be a real factor this weekend. Joe Gibbs racing is generally strong at Bristol and Kyle Busch won both races there last year. Across the board this could be the most competitive race we have seen at Bristol in a long time.”
FOXSPORTS.COM SENIOR GOLF WRITER LUSETICH BREAKS THROUGH TIGER RUMORS – Last Thursday, FOXSports.com’s senior golf writer Robert Lusetich, bucked the trend that Tiger Woods set his return date for the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. In his column, Lusetich proclaimed that Woods would begin his 2010 campaign at the Masters, not Bay Hill. Lusetich’s original report was confirmed to be true when Woods verified through his website this week that the Masters will indeed be Woods’ first tournament since his admission to having an affair. Appearing as a guest on the Dan Patrick Show Tuesday morning, Lusetich said Tiger’s decision not to play in Bay Hill had to do with two factors: preparation and security. “I don’t know that his game is in good enough shape. He really has not touched a club in over three months and Bay Hill is not a secure place. I don’t think he wanted anything more than the million distractions he’s already going to have.” Lusetich went on to predict how Tiger will fare in his highly anticipated performance this April. “Augusta is probably the most comfortable course for him. He’s played there countless times and knows it like the back of his hand. Do I expect him to win? No, I don’t. I think that is a lot to expect for someone coming back after all he’s been through.”
To read more from Lusetich click here: http://msn.foxsports.com/golf/story/Tiger-Woods-will-return-to-golf-at-the-Masters-031610