This week on the Wormcast we get you ready for the 'Great American Race' the 63rd running of the Daytona 500 with FOX Sports NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little. Jamie has spend over 20 years with distinction covering motorsports on national televison. She is the first female pit reporter to cover both the Indianpolis 500 and Daytona 500. Jamie is the first female to be the play-by-play host of a nationally televised motor sports series calling the ARCA Menards Series and will be rotating in the same role for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this season. Jamie and I discuss her career path, the chaos of reporting on 12-15 cars each NASCAR race pit and top storylines heading into the 75th anniversary NASCAR season. Enjoy episode 71!
Topics discussed: 2:00 Career path 7:30 Building trust and credentials with Indy Car and NASCAR drivers, crew chiefs and owners 14:40 How do you keep up covering 12 to 15 cars in a NASCAR race? 17:45 The incredible access the media receives in NASCAR 21:25 Kevin Harvick moving to the television booth and a legendary fight from 2014 24:50 Favorites for the Daytona 500 25:50 Bubba Wallace/Michael Jordan influence in the sport 28:05 NASCAR at 75 30:15 "Drive to Survive's" affect on NASCAR 32:05 Jamie from pit reporter to play-by-play announcer 35:30 tips for young professionals
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