Starting this weekend with the Pocono 500, TNT will broadcast the next six Sprint Cup races. This is excellent news for many reasons. TNT's coverage usually breaks new ground. No more Digger. And lots more Lindsay Czarniak.
Czarniak, 31, fills the Krista Voda
role as TNT's hot, smart pit reporter. This will be her third full season with the network. She also has worked for SPEED, as well as WRC-TV NBC in Washington, NBC 6 in Miami and CBS 47/Fox 30 in Jacksonville, Fla.
"The Junkies" have a morning radio show in DC.
From 2004 to 2007 Czarniak served as a co-host and reporter for the George Michael Sports Machine, the show that was YouTube before YouTube.
Czarniak is a native of Fairfax, Va., and graduated from James Madison University. Her father also worked in the sports media. Clearly, she did not inherit the idea of unbiased sports coverage. Our guess is that no one in DC minds.
Czarniak served as a host and reporter for NBC coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She also covered the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy for NBC. She's so attractive that she once caused Bob Costas, for one brief moment, to think about someone other than Bob Costas.
We don't know who this dude is. Frankly, we don't care.
Czarniak's YouTube moment:
Lindsay Czarniak Craps, Uh, Caps! - Watch more Funny Videos
She gets scoops. Following the murder of free safety Sean Taylor in 2007, Czarniak was the first sports reporter to interview Washington Redskins players.
NASCAR TV blog The Daly Planet
has praised Czarniak's work, saying, "Last year, Czarniak drew positive reviews for her ability to get-in and get the story whether it was on pit road or in the garage area. She had a local station reporter's 'nose for news' and asked her questions directly regardless of who was being interviewed."
More praise from The Daly Planet: "Last year, her fresh face and hard work added another female presence to what had been a male-dominated position."
Let's save that for Kyle Busch, Lindsay.