Today's AA Podcast welcomes the host of NASCAR Now, ESPN's Shannon Spake. Shannon came from Speed Channel to ESPN and now not only serves as a NASCAR host and reporter but as a college football and basketball reporter for the upcoming season. Additionally, she just signed a new contract extension with Bristol. We go inside that process as well as…

-What led her to re-sign with ESPN and whether or not she had any thoughts about leaving for another opportunity.
-The demise of her former employer Speed and the future of NASCAR on TV.
-The differences between NASCAR reporting and football/basketball.
-The best and most difficult interviews in NASCAR.
-What it was like to report the Clowney hit at the Outback Bowl earlier this year and how it ranked with other cool moments.
-This weekend's upcoming race at Bristol and who needs a win most.
-Her championship pick: Jimmie Johnson or the field and why JJ is in the best shape of his career.


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For more from Shannon follower her on Twitter @SSpakeESPN.

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AA Podcast #57 – Sam Ponder on her rise at ESPN and college football

AA Podcast 56: NBC's Rebecca Lowe on the start of the EPL season

AA Podcast 55: Mike Tirico on calling the biggest events in sports

AA Podcast #54 – Rob Stone on Fox Sports 1 and the USMNT

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