They were a bit uneven but I like this group the best among all the NBC experiments. Dale Jarrett has the ability to be a lead “play by play” role, in a manner that blends with the others. Petty and Junior’s voices have enough difference in timber and tone that they are recognizable. I wouldn’t say it’s an ideal 3 man booth but it was good.I thought the JR, Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett Trio worked out good!
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Funniest thing was during the intro of the team. Junior talked about how little he had been able to say up to that point in the race (due to Letart’s constant stream of chatter) and the guys agreed, with Petty asking how he ever got a word in then Steve was his crew chief. I can’t stand his squeely 120MPH diarrhea mouth. Burton sounds like his county cousin with the same high pitched blabber. Junior isn’t great, but he does his best when just being himself. When he tries to be a “pro” he comes off stiff and uncomfortable.
Like all things in life, use your players at where they are strong. It’s time for NBC to pick the right combos and finish the season at their best. If it were up to me, I would have Rick Allen as the lead, with Dale Jarret and Junior as color in the main booth. Put Steve as your main pit reporter, Kyle and Jeff in the pre-race/infield booth.