Think the two Kyle’s beating and banging at Chicagoland Speedway was as good as it gets in English? Wait until you hear it in Spanish …
When people are discussing the final lap of the Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway and wondering where it ranks among the best finishes in NASCAR history, you know you saw something special. The dramatic back and forth battle that included contact initiated by both drivers got Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of his seat in the NBC broadcast booth and excited fans watching at the track and on TV.
Earnhardt and his NBC Sports teammates did a great job on the call, with Junior excitedly speculating about a slide job from Larson before the driver of the No. 42 attempted one. Even so, it may not be as good as the Spanish language call on Fox Sports Latin America.
Even if you don’t understand what they’re saying, the raw excitement in the voices of the announcers is hard to beat. Don’t take our word for it, though. Take another look and have a listen right here:
Unlike in the U.S., where Fox and NBC each have the rights to broadcast roughly half of each NASCAR season (technically, NBC has a little more than half), Fox Sports Latin America has an exclusive deal to show the whole schedule in a bunch of other countries. Think Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip weren’t just a little jealous they didn’t get to call this particular finish?
The action on the track between Busch and Larson was enough to get people talking on its own, but if you really want to impress people who didn’t see it with how thrilling it was, show them this clip and you’ll more than likely win them over. Just trust us on this one.