Breaking News
More () »

Ahead of ROVAL, NBC commentator jokes with winner predictions: "I'm going with Larry Sprinkle"

NBC commentator Dale Jarrett said he thought WCNC’s Larry Sprinkle could be the ROVAL winner because “he had the forecast exactly right.”
Credit: WCNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While Chase Elliott was the real winner at the ROVAL race on Sunday, NBC's commentators joked that WCNC forecaster Larry Sprinkle could win because of his accurate forecasting. 

RELATED: Chase Elliott wins at Roval as champ Kyle Busch bounced from playoffs

Heavy rain and tornado warnings moved through the area over the weekend but NASCAR said the race would continue unless it led to standing water. 

While the weather wasn't ideal, fans showed up and remained optimistic about watching the Bank of America ROVAL 400.

During coverage of the Bank of America ROVAL 400 that was broadcasted on NBC stations across the country, former American race car driver and current sports commenter Dale Jarrett was asked who he thought would be the winner. 

Jarrett answered by saying, "Let's see, I'm going with Larry Sprinkle. The local weatherman here at NBC Charlotte. He's been there for like thirty years." 

Jarrett added that Larry had gotten the forecast perfect for Sunday's race. Watch below for the full video.

Larry Sprinkle joined WCNC in 1985 and is the weather anchor for Wake up Charlotte from 4:30 to 7 a.m. every weekday morning. He can also be seen on the station's noon newscasts Monday through Friday. 

Sprinkle also spent a number of years as a commercial spokesman for many national clients and has appeared in theatrical films, plus a number of stage productions.

RELATED: 'That's a night I'll never ever forget' | Larry Sprinkle fondly remembers Charlotte Knights tribute

Credit: WCNC

RELATED: Race fans expected to give much needed economic boost

Before You Leave, Check This Out