UPDATE 2: Bill Weber will not be part of TNT’s NASCAR coverage of the Cup Series for the network’s last two races. Ralph Sheheen will handle play-by-play duties for The Coke Zero 400 in Daytona and the LifeLock.com 400 from Chicagoland. Sheheen will be calling the races alongside analysts Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach in the booth.
UPDATE: We’re hearing that Weber will not be in the booth for Daytona this weekend and Chicago the week after. TNT has only the two races left in its broadcast commitment.
TNT suspended play-by-play announcer Bill Weber for Sunday’s Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The Charlotte Observer reports witnesses saw Weber get into a confrontation over the weekend at his hotel in Manchester, N.H.
Turner Broadcasting confirmed in a statement that Weber would not participate in Sunday’s broadcast and Ralph Sheheen would fill in.
“Bill Weber will not be part of TNT’s NASCAR coverage of the Cup Series from New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend,” said Sal Petruzzi, senior vice president of public relations for Turner. “As this is a private issue, it’s the policy of the company not to discuss personal matters involving our employees.”