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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:50 AM

I just saw that Dave Despain is calling it quits after the Chili Bowl.


Hate to see him go. Over the years he has been one of the very best at race broadcasting, coverage and commentary.


I hope he enjoys his retirement and comes around to be seen once in a while.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:37 AM

Nascar needs to offer him whatever he would want.   Current broadcasters are astronomically  awful. 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

Best Dave Despain Story


It was the mid 80's We were at Springfield Ill. watching Flat track Motorcycles on the DIRT MILE !!!

Dave was announcing from a 10' Scaffolding in the infield, so he could see all the way around . 

Two riders were dicing for the lead, Lap after lap they would change position  !!!!

Dave would spin around on the stand and call every pass !!!

After about 8 laps Dave yells into the mike ." Springer dives to the inside of turn three and OOOOOOOOOOO !!! "

Dave FELL Backwards OFF the scaffolding  STILL Calling the RACE !!!!!

I think they stopped the race to tend to him...... he was alright & finished the day ( but not on the scaffold )


May he enjoy his Retirement !!



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