Welcome back Allen Bestwick. There, that wasn't so hard.
Maybe absense does make the heart grow fonder. Bestwick made his first appearance on ESPN the duce's NASCAR Now show Wednesday and actually made the show watchable.
The combination of Erik Kuselias, Doug Banks and Brad Daugherty has been brutal on a showcase show for ABC's nightly NASCAR coverage. There is a pretty good argument that fans don't need this show anyway, what with Speed's generally good quality programming. ESPN is comitted to a nightly NASCAR recap however and the network that brought you the late, great, RPM Tonight in the 80's has made a start at fixing the show.
Long time listeners and co-hosts of ON PIT ROW are likely laughing out loud to see me cheering Bestwick. I have never been a fan. I haven't seen much of him in recent years and maybe he was victim of over exposure at the time, but I was not unhappy to see him replaced on the NBC Cup broadcasts.
Wednesday was another story. Allen Bestwick knows NASCAR. Now, NASCAR Now does too.