AFT Welcomes Legend Chris Carr to its NBCSN Talent Team for 2020
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 10, 2020) - As the countdown to the long-awaited opener for the American Flat Track season nears its end, American Flat Track and NBC Sports proudly announce the NBCSN on-air talent team for the 2020 season. With veteran Jason Weigandt returning to the booth and Kristen Beat returning for another year as AFT's paddock correspondent, the exciting development in the team comes with the return of flat track legend Chris Carr to the sport as expert commentator for all AFT on NBCSN telecasts.
A dominant force in the sport throughout the 1990s until his retirement, AMA Hall-of-Famer Carr has seven Grand National Championships to his credit, and also holds the record for second in all-time wins with 78. Considered a living legend of the sport, his expertise and extensive knowledge will be an invaluable addition to the telecast.
“I am looking forward to bringing my 40 plus years of flat track experience back into the NBCSN broadcast booth," said Carr. "This year's schedule of events pose new challenges for racers and teams to overcome, and it will be very interesting to see who faces those challenges the best over the coming months."
Weigandt, play-by-play announcer for AFT on NBCSN since 2017, and the resident motorcycle racing expert for NBC Sports, will continue to enhance the telecasts with his characteristic enthusiasm for professional flat track.
“I can’t wait to get back to racing," said Weigandt. "I am so glad we can get back to it. The way AFT is exploding, each year seems like a five-year advancement over the previous. So many teams and riders getting stronger each season in each class. Should lead to some exciting, unpredictable racing and storylines. That’s all you can ask for as a racing fan!”
Returning to the pits to bring the inside-scoop to the telecast is second-year AFT pit reporter Kristen Beat. With nearly a decade of motorsports broadcasting experience, Beat brings her expertise into the AFT paddock to supplement the telecast with her behind-the-scenes trackside reports and rider interviews.
"I’m just so excited to get back to racing, and I can’t wait to share the riders’ stories with everyone at home," said Beat There are so many storylines this season, and like always we are going to bring the fun, real, raw passion of American Flat Track home for the fans! I am so lucky and grateful to be returning to this series."
The premiere telecast of AFT's 2020 season opening Volusia Half-Mile I presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will air on Thursday, July 23 at 11:30 pm ET (8:30 pm PT) followed immediately by the premiere of the Volusia Half-Mile II presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at 12:30 am ET (9:30 pm PT) only on NBCSN. The full schedule for all AFT on NBCSN telecasts to be announced in the coming days.
American Flat Track will kick off its 2020 season with the first-ever Volusia Half-Mile presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys doubleheader event at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18. Tickets for the back-to-back race action start at just $25 and children 12 and under are admitted for free. Availability is limited, so get yours before they run out at www.americanflattrack.com.
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