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Driver’s Meeting – Dover International Speedway June 1, 2008

Posted by claireblang in 2008 Season, Trackside.
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I just left the Driver’s Meeting here at Dover at the end of the Sprint Cup garage. David Hill Chairman and CEO of Fox Sports was called to the front of the driver’s meeting to acknowledge VP of Competition Robin Pemberton’s thanks for a good first third of the broadcast season – which Fox will wrap up today before turning it over to TNT and ESPN.

Hill said “This has gone really quick,” and added that it’s been a “fabulous” one third of the season. He thanked the driver’s and crew chiefs and NASCAR folks in attendance for their help and said it’s “been great.” He also asked those in attendance to extend the same kind of warm welcome and assistance to TNT and then ESPN that they received at FOX and said they’d be back ready again for the 2009 Daytona 500.

Hill said “Fox Sports and Digger thank you,” and ended his time at the microphone in front of the Driver’s Meeting by plugging dwstores.com to purchase Digger t-shirts.

The driver’s meeting went on as usual – nothing much to report. Race Director David Hoots reminded the drivers that pit road is tight saying, “We all know how hard it is to get onto this pit road,” and advised the drivers to, “use great judgement,” when doing so. He announced that there will be a competition caution after lap 30. The reason for the caution is the rain yesterday on the race track.

Red Bull F1 driver David Caulthard, is a guest of Red Bull at the race here today and getting a chance to see NASCAR up close and personal. I might add that he’s having a spectacular time. Caulthard’s PR person stood next to me in the driver’s meeting and she said it’s wild how so many race fans can actually get into the garage in NASCAR pre-race. She said they are having a great time checking out the NASCAR race day atmosphere. He’ll be in the Red Bull pit for today’s race enjoying it first hand.

It seems everyone in upper management at Best Buy was at the driver’s meeting here at Dover.

That’s my driver’s meeting report.

I hope you enjoy the race!

Claire B
XM Satellite Radio
Dover International Raceway

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