2014 Camping World RV Sales 301 – Famous NASCAR on Turner Sports Moments
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2014 Camping World RV Sales 301 – Famous NASCAR on Turner Sports Moments


>>>LIVE FROM ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. WTBS SUPERSTATION PRESENTS THE ATLANTA JOURNAL 500. THIS IS A NEW ON-BOARD CAMERA BEING USED FOR THE FIRST TIME. ONE OF THE CARS IT WILL BE IN IS CAR NUMBER 33.>>NEIL BONNETT, A WINNER. BOBBY ALLISON COMING TO THE LINE, VERY SLOWLY. HE’S ACROSS IN THIRD PLACE.>>THAT’S HOW IT ALL STARTED FOR TURNER SPORTS COVERING NASCAR BACK IN 1983. THAT MAN, KEN SQUIER, CALLING THE ACTION. A NATIV>>>HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE GREAT TURNER ARCHIVES. 1986, OUR OWN KYLE PETTY WON HIS FIRST NASCAR CUP RACE. THIS IS BEFORE THE TRADEMARK PONY TAIL. 1998, A NASCAR EXHIBITION RACE FROM JAPAN. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME DALE JR. RACED AGAINST HIS DAD, DALE SR. JUNIOR IN THE NUMBER 1 CAR. OR OF COURSE DAD IN THE NUMBER 3. M THEY BATTLED BRIEFLY. MIKE SKINNER HELD OFF JEFF GORDON. HIS CREW CHIEF? LARRY McREYNOLDS GETTING THE VICTORY OVERSEAS. JUNIOR WAS SIXTH? SENIOR WAS EIGHTH. WE HAVE HAD GREAT NASCAR MOMENTS OVER THE YEARS. WELCOME BACK TO “COUNTDOWN TO GREEN” SERVED BY SONIC. SO MANY WELLWELL-WISHERS FOR USS WEEKEND. HENDRICK SENDS OUT THIS TWEET. THREE DECADES OF COVERAGE. THANK YOU, TNT. HENDRICK, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS. WE WELCOME IN NASCAR PRESIDENT MIKE HELTON. ON THE AIR FOR 32 YEARS. I THINK YOU HAVE BEEN THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.>>THANKS FOR REMINDING ME HOW OLD I AM. WATCHING SOME OF THE CLIPS AND THE PROGRAMMING HAS BEEN FUN TO REMINISCE OF SORTS. AND IT GOES TO SHOW AS AN EXAMPLE HOW MUCH OF A ROLE THAT TURNER, TNT, TBS, ALL THAT FAMILY HAS PLAYED IN BUILDING OUR SPORT. BUILDING THE CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY OF IT. I JOIN THE REST OF THE INDUSTRIES, AND BY THE WAY, SPEAK FOR THE FANS OF SAYING THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COVERING OUR SPORT AND BRINGING OUR SPORT TO US.>>1983, OUR FIRST RACE AT ATLANTA. VERY SPECIAL TO YOU.>>IT WAS. I WAS THE GM OF THE FACILITY. FRED AND KEN CREATED THE GROUP. CONVINCED TURNER TO AIR IT. IT WAS A BIG DEAL FOR US LOCALLY BECAUSE TBS WAS A CHANNEL IN THE ATLANTA MARKET. IN THOSE DAY, IT WAS THE AMERICAN CHANNEL AS THE CABLE SYSTEMS WERE GROWING. AND THAT GAVE THE ATLANTA JOURNAL 500 THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO NATIONWIDE AND COVER OUR OWN MARKETPLACE IN ATLANTA. THAT WAS A BIG MOMENT FOR US.>>I HAVE A REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION. KY STILL GET A RIDE WITH YOU? MIKE’S BEEN GREAT. HE’S GIVEN ME A RIDE.>>LOOKING AT THE CLIPS FROM MOTEGI WHEN LARRY WON. RICHMOND, WHEN KYLE CLIMBED OUT OF THE CAR, I HAVE A FEELING WE’LL STILL SEE A LOT OF EACH OTHER. WE TEND TO STAY CONNECTED, DON’T WE?>>WE DO.>>WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER DOOR AND OPPORTUNITY OPENS UP. YOU HAVE CHANGED THE POINTS, CHANGED, WHERE WINNING IS SO IMPORTANT. ON THE HORIZON, OVER THE NEXT EIGHT OR TEN YEARS, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BIG ISSUES YOU FACE? ALONG WITH THE NEW TV PARTNERS?>>I THINK IT’S BEING MORE RELEVANT. USING THE TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS, WITH OUR BROADCAST PARTNERS. AND TNT AND TURNER HAVE LED US INTO THE INTERNET WORLD. THE DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA, HIGH-DEFINITION, AS WELL AS EVERYTHING ELSE. I THINK THE NEXT ERA WE CAN PARTNER UP WITH AND BE MORE RELEVANT AND INTERACTIVE TO FANS IS WHAT WE’RE AFTER AND OUR PARTNERS ARE AFTER.>>MIKE, IT’S BEEN A TREMENDOUS RUN FOR US. 32 YEARS OF TONNER SPOTURNER SP COVERING NASCAR. WE THANK YOU.>>THIS IS ABOUT THANKING YOUR ORGANIZATION.>>THANK YOU.>>GOING BACK TO BUDDY BAKER AND KEN SQUIER AND DICK BERGGREN AND THE FIRST CREW RIGHT UP ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO EVERYONE COVERING THIS RACE FOR TNT TO SAY THANK YOU FROM A FAN’S PERSPECTIVE. YOU GAVE US THE ABILITY TO SEE THINGS WE DIDN’T THINK WE WOULD SEE BACK IN THE ’80s OR DIDN’T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE. IN TODAY’S WORLD WITH THE TECHNOLOGY AND THINGS YOU HAVE BROUGHT TO US, THE FRIDAY. THE 13

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  • james40778

    Did Turner lose the original broadcast of the 1983 Atlanta Journal 500, explaining its poor quality? (It looks like some collector gave TNT the tape.)

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