Saturday, February 9, 2008

In-Progress At Daytona: Bud Shootout On Fox Sports


The veteran NASCAR on Fox team returns Saturday night to cover the Bud Shootout at 8PM Eastern Time. Finally, NASCAR racing action returns live to prime time TV.

Mike Joy continues to anchor the Fox Sports coverage, joined by Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds in the booth. On pit road will be Krista Voda, Matt Yocum, Steve Byrnes and Dick Berggren. Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond will also be along for the ride in the Hollywood Hotel.

With the race profile heightened because of the practice accidents and the Kurt Busch vs. Tony Stewart feud, this pre-season special will be a big draw for TV viewers.

SPEED has provided a full day of live coverage from Daytona, including Cup practice and the ARCA race. This included the NASCAR on Fox crew calling the practice session, and it was clear that they were confident and prepared for this evening's race.

As racing returns, fans will once again be watching for several TV production issues. Last season, the NASCAR on Fox Director chose to only show the winning car cross the finish line. Despite the roar of the fans, this practice continued throughout the entire package. It should be interesting to see what the production team chooses to show the viewers at home on the final lap.

Fans also had their fill of the "Fox 3-D" animated replays, which often showed-up to only state the obvious. This system from Sportvision uses GPS to duplicate in an animated fashion the locations of the cars on the track and then creates a replay effect. Even with the limited field in the Shootout, this effect was used last season with less than stellar results. Perhaps, we will see the updated version Saturday night.

This page will serve to host your comments about the Bud Shootout on Fox Sports. To add your opinion, simply click on the COMMENTS below and follow the easy instructions. Thanks again for taking the time to stop by The Daly Planet.

96 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, NASCAR can't say that ESPN.com isn't giving the shootout it's full attention. The Shootout coverage takes up the top left part of the home page with a big headline, picture and several stories.

Then again, it was this way last year around Daytona but the NASCAR coverage on the main page lessened as the months went on.

The main headline on the home page is a David Newton story saying several "sources" confirm that Stewart did hit Busch last night, which ended the meeting and made the meeting today necessary.

Carl in Alaska said...

Looks like NASCAR.Com server is overwhelmed. Can't log on now but could earlier.

Anonymous said...

nascar.com is fine.

Anonymous said...

nice HD pictures coming from my FOX affiliate.

SophiaZ123 said...

Rats, I forgot we would be forced to hear 'singing'....wonder who will butcher, I mean sing the Anthem?

Yawn.

Least these guys aren't horrible or offensive.

yay, FOX went to commercial during song.

THANK YOU !!

SophiaZ123 said...

Even though I do not have HD I still swear you can see the difference in picture quality sometimes...I have TW cable but have noticed this when room mate watches Football games as well.

Last night SPEED looked great but they do not have SPEED HD on TW in my area anyhow...read they are behind in paperwork in many areas which must frustrate those of you with HD tvs.

Newracefan said...

Anthem isn't awful and acapella is hard to do. I like it when they show the driver by the car. Looks like Tony has a girlfriend and where's Buffy Waltrip

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Newracefan said...

Liked having Harvick at the cutaway car it helped me understand what they were trying to say altough I'm getting a little tired of hearing "bump stop"

Anonymous said...

Tony's old gf showing up completely explains the wreck last night & his attitude on Thursday ...


He really needs to get rid of her permanently ... instead of this on-again / off-again junk ... She always looks like she'd rather stick needles in her eyes than be at the races ...

Chad Little said...

SophiaZ123 said...
Rats, I forgot we would be forced to hear 'singing'....wonder who will butcher, I mean sing the Anthem?

Yawn.

Music is a big part of pre-race at most of the races...showing it brings viewers " to the track" what would you rather have.."talking heads" ?

Skeet said...

Hey Sophia, why did Tony and Tara break up. It seems that he always has these on again off again relationships.

Anonymous said...

Whoa!!

The camera's eye does not like Larry Mac's shirt ...

Dig that fancy lightshow on his collar ... LOL

SophiaZ123 said...

for those not in the know you can google the Tony and Tara stuff..but indeed...Tony has been rude and cranky all week..and the alleged fight in the hauler???

Odd.

i am confused about the COT, folks? I thought the COT was so they had less cars per team and did not need short track car or Superspeedway cars.

now, they are talking about tweaking all the wrecked cars for the "superspeedway"...did I miss something about the COT? They have been speaking about this all day...

I am confused.

SophiaZ123 said...

No Chad, it' just a 2 hr time frame on tv for this race and i am surprised at all the pre race stuff..that was all.

I am well aware that music is part of the HOLLYWOODIZATION.

if that's a word, lol

Anonymous said...

They change the front geometry, gears, that sort of stuff. The chassis stays the same.

Anonymous said...

SophiaZ123, they do have less cars. some have brought their martinsville cars to Daytona. but the cars still have to be slightly tweaked for each track. if they did not, what would be need the garage for?

SophiaZ123 said...

Skeet

Please google the story as I mentioned...Tony has not mentioned her in a kind manner over the past few months..it's complicated and I want to stay on topic per JD's blog rules.

Still, this explains his moodieness and you are correct he has on/off relationships.... but I think he is starting off the season in horrible mood.

I hope he gets it together.

SophiaZ123 said...

thanks anon for the COT explanation....

SophiaZ123 said...

technical difficulties?

I don't have HD but a couple of tech glitches...pixelated and then a jump in video..anybody else?

I am in midwest TW

Chad Little said...

What's the deal with cueing the crowd nes only for JR????

brett baldeck said...

Its so nice to hear the voices and see the faces of FOX. They are keeping it exciting and doing a great job already.

Newracefan said...

It's JR, they actually cheer louder when he is in the lead but I'm sure the volume knob in the truck got turned too

Anonymous said...

Chad Little said...
What's the deal with cueing the crowd nes only for JR????

February 9, 2008 8:46 PM

because the crowd makes for good sound when jr leads?

SophiaZ123, I saw the glitches on the HD feed. it could have been something as simple as wind moving the satellite dish at daytona.

Anonymous said...

1st miss of a wreck...showing replay...right to commercial

Phathead said...

Can someone explain to me the logic of going to commercial right after a wreck?

Anonymous said...

Chad Little said...
What's the deal with cueing the crowd nes only for JR????

Yeah, both ESPN and FOX do that. Cause you know everyone in the crowd is a Jr. fan and so when he takes the lead it's explosive. That annoys me so much.

Anonymous said...

A commercial was needed, producers get angry if they don't get commercials in on time. I guarantee they will show a replay when we get back.

Anonymous said...

TOOOOOO Many commercials

Newracefan said...

Great coverage so far. I like the new ticker, I can read this one (no HD here yet). Good explainations of what is going on. OBTH Trackpass still has the "Chase" stuff on and it is all screwed up, not even by last years points and Race Trax doesn't have the new numbers (JR is blank) and if you click on a driver who changed his number it's still the old number.

SophiaZ123 said...

Thanks for the glitch explanation on HD feed...even though I have old fashioned tv.

But I gotta say, I LOVE NIGHT RACING! The cars look beautiful to me.

But I can't get used to Jr's changes on the car...will take a bit.

I like the black added to the 20 Home Depot car, too.

But I can't get used to Kasey in the Bud car but that red looks good on camera as always.

and say what you will about SPEED and Fox and too much sillieness, I LOVE HEARING guys in the booth that are enjoyiing themselves AND each other.

What a difference. :)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
TOOOOOO Many commercials

February 9, 2008 8:54 PM
WHAT??? we have only seen 2 breaks!!

Erik said...

Just like ESPN, Fox explains the construction of the softer barrier for the new fan. Seems to happen at least once per race.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A commercial was needed, producers get angry if they don't get commercials in on time. I guarantee they will show a replay when we get back.

OK for FOX....but not ESPN????

Brett Baldeck said...

I still hate the new hollywood hotel. I liked the old one better where there was an actual window behind the crew and the studio was raised.

Thats one thing ESPN is better with is the design of the infield studio.

Anonymous said...

SophiaZ123 said...
Thanks for the glitch explanation on HD feed...even though I have old fashioned tv.

February 9, 2008 8:55 PM

If a glitch comes from the source, daytona in this case, you will see it on the regular feed AND the HD feed.

SophiaZ123 said...

I can read this ticker easier than the one for ARCA..i watched that on another TV but could not make out the fonts, numbers or anything.

This one on FOX is easy to see in oncle glance. at least the names.

Course this tv is bigger than the one I watched earlier. :)


Man, I hope they can get Elliotts car off the track?!?!?

Newracefan said...

Changing the camera angle on the Hollywood hotel "windows" was a little disconcerting, hopefully they won't keep doing that. It appears there is no camera shot of the 21 hitting the wall, not a tread I hope

Anonymous said...

Still no replay of the wreck!!!!
What is going on.

Brett Baldeck said...

It is surprising that this situation with Bill Elliots car has not happend before.

Newracefan said...

that was trend not tread

Anonymous said...

Fox most likely explained the SAFER wall because there are new people watching the race ... because of all the PR from last night ...


Sophia - The squirrelly tv issues most likely caused by solar flares/storms ... esp since I've noticed it on other channels/networks in the past few days ... Expect it for up to a week ...

Brett Baldeck said...

Still no replay of the wreck!!!!
What is going on.


It appears they didn't have a camera angle showing the wreck since Bill was running way behind the pack all by himself.

Newracefan said...

I like to see a camera shot or explainatin of how they are actually going to move the car. Now would be ok for that 3d thing they used last year but just for this bizzare ocurrance

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Still no replay of the wreck!!!!
What is going on.

February 9, 2008 9:00 PM

They do not have a replay. the car was alone and no cameras were following the car. they did show one camera angle that showed the car right before the crash and you could hear the crash on that angle.

GS

SophiaZ123 said...

yes, it's disappointing all this problem with the new COT..sheesh...

and the bad camera work like last night...not starting off so swift.

I know there is nothing going on at the track TONIGHT but honestly, NASCAR really needs to think about side by side commercials..i am ready to go out to the kitchen and fix a late dinner at this rate.

Course, I have a TV out there, LOL.

Newracefan said...

Cool craftsman commercial. Big thunderstorm here, pray the power doesn't go out, I'll be angrier than Stewert and Busch

Anonymous said...

Harvick is doing a great job! Wish he would stay the whole race!

Brett Baldeck said...

The way I look at it is perhaps they are trying to get as many commercials in during this first 20 laps segment and 10 minute break so they can show limited commercials in the last 50 lap segment.

We will have to wait and see.

Anonymous said...

SophiaZ123 said...
and the bad camera work like last night...not starting off so swift.

February 9, 2008 9:08 PM

I don't see what you mean...
The crash was missed because he was all alone and crashed in a spot that even the fixed cameras could not see. the only solution would be to add more cameras, but I believe they already have 70+ cameras there.

GS

Anonymous said...

Newracefan said...
Cool craftsman commercial. Big thunderstorm here, pray the power doesn't go out, I'll be angrier than Stewert and Busch

February 9, 2008 9:09 PM

You know it's bad when you see this instead of "nice pass"

Newracefan said...

Brett hopefully your right, cause there have been an awful lot of them.

chad little said...

February 9, 2008 9:08 PM

I don't see what you mean...
The crash was missed because he was all alone and crashed in a spot that even the fixed cameras could not see. the only solution would be to add more cameras, but I believe they already have 70+ cameras there.

GS

February 9, 2008 9:13 PM

Excuses for FOX but not ESPN..Get real, they missed it while in replay.

Anonymous said...

chad little said...
Excuses for FOX but not ESPN..Get real, they missed it while in replay.

February 9, 2008 9:15 PM

what are you talking about?

GS

Brett Baldeck said...

A bit too much in-car camera shots tonight.

Newracefan said...

The guys in the booth direct the camera as they see something to watch, I don't remember that happening with ESPN. Boy my multi-tasking skills are rusty (kind of like Mikey and his pit stop), I can't keep track of in-car and TV at the same time.

Newracefan said...

Were the in-car shots sponsored last year? Clartin 99, Autisim-Speaks 96

Anonymous said...

Newracefan said...
Were the in-car shots sponsored last year? Clartin 99, Autisim-Speaks 96

February 9, 2008 9:27 PM

It is the same sponsor as the ones actually on the cars.

Newracefan said...

Actually they are not the same. 99 is office Depot car but Claritin in-car and 07 Jack Daniels car and Direct tv in-car etc

SophiaZ123 said...

ok

grabbed some food so I am no longer as cranky as Tony! LOL

Whoever had the thunder storm, hope you are still with us! that is nerve wracking.

about the missed wreck....well, I dunno...I guess you can miss stuff on a big track but I would be ripping the other network...

Kurt on pit road...Tony do something again? meow hiss! :-)

Anonymous said...

Teams pay for in-cars I think, so they are advertising some of their other sponsors.

Anonymous said...

Newracefan said...
Actually they are not the same. 99 is office Depot car but Claritin in-car and 07 Jack Daniels car and Direct tv in-car etc

February 9, 2008 9:33 PM

I know. those are the primary sponsors, but if you saw the cars closely, Claritin is somewhere on the 99 and Direct tv somewhere on the 07. they are smaller than the primary sponsors of course. look closely at the car itself the next time they show the in car camera.

Newracefan said...

Storm gone and I'm still here.

brett baldeck said...

Good race, nice broadcast. Im happy and cannot wait for the 500.

Newracefan said...

Thanks but is this new? I remember seeing decals strategically placed last year but not a sponsor name actually on the graphics

CRASH and we're in commercial not good

Anonymous said...

Yikes!!

Poor Kasey, Biff & Truex ...

I'm surprised Gilliland still has a Cup ride ...

SophiaZ123 said...

Lots of commercials...geez

Erik said...

Brian France should buy commercial time from the networks using the millions the networks paid for the TV rights in order to go commercial free for a few stretches, or reimburse the networks for any reduced rates they'll get if they aired commercials side by side with the race.

Anonymous said...

CRASH and we're in commercial not good

Its not like they knew there was going to be a crash. This is not scripted.

Anonymous said...

Erik said...
Brian France should buy commercial time from the networks using the millions the networks paid for the TV rights in order to go commercial free for a few stretches, or reimburse the networks for any reduced rates they'll get if they aired commercials side by side with the race.

February 9, 2008 9:48 PM

From what I heard it is NASCAR which will not allow the side by side, not the networks.

Jo said...

Well at least the ticker is faster this year.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
CRASH and we're in commercial not good

Its not like they knew there was going to be a crash. This is not scripted.

February 9, 2008 9:48 PM

Again, OK for FOX but not ESPN

Erik said...

Anon @ 9:55

Get used to it. Same tight camera shots, missed wrecks, showing replays during green flag action, not breaking back from commercial for wrecks ... a network that shall not be named gets flammed for that type of stuff, others get a free pass.

Brett Baldeck said...

Its been commercial free these last 20 laps. Looks like all those commercials earlier payed off I suppose.

SophiaZ123 said...

This elevating the guys in the booth stinks.

Looks stupid

Anonymous said...

Why open crowd mike only for JR

Anonymous said...

Gosh, saw that one coming a mile away ...

SophiaZ123 said...

YAY! Jr!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally he has a win...

so it's not a points race...the media and non fans road his rear for ever.

Yippee!!!

Great race...great finish.

Newracefan said...

Great race, now lets see how much of a post race we get since the race ran over.

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Anonymous said...

Nice race. Im a Gordon fan but even im happy to see Junior win. Its a new face in victory lane. Fox had a great broadcast

Anonymous said...

Newracefan said...
Great race, now lets see how much of a post race we get since the race ran over.

February 9, 2008 10:12 PM

No worry it's Sat. night

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
From what I heard it is NASCAR which will not allow the side by side, not the networks.

February 9, 2008 9:54 PM

No. It is the SPONSORS not NASCAR. NASCAR has no problem with it. it is the sponsors, who after years of FULL SCREEN adds, do not want to go side-by-side.

GS

Anonymous said...

Fox needs to get rid of Chris Myers, DW, and show more than one car cross the finish line. I believe there were still 18 0r 20 cars racing at the end but we got to see Junior cross the line and then followed him and showed his pits.

Anonymous said...

February 9, 2008 9:54 PM

No. It is the SPONSORS not NASCAR. NASCAR has no problem with it. it is the sponsors, who after years of FULL SCREEN adds, do not want to go side-by-side.

GS

February 9, 2008 10:21 PM

Google this and you will see it is NASCAR

Is side-by-side coverage feasible in NASCAR?
By Marty Smith, NASCAR.COM
September 21, 2006
02:10 PM EDT (18:10 GMT)

Newracefan said...

Did Fox just show JR crossing the line and no one else. I'm on call for work and guess when they called. That's right at the end of the race.

SophiaZ123 said...

I've always read and heard it is NASCAR against the side by side as well.

As far as showing all the cars finish the race? I was too busy screaming "YES" and sent a quick email to my brother *huge Jr fan* and did not see all the cars cross the line.

JD's article said it showed them..I am embarrassed I missed that since I kvetched about the ARCA race...but I also need to look up where everybody finished.

I root for MANY drivers (have shirts of B labonte, Stewart, Scrader and Jr) but was just to thrilled to see Jrs drought end.

batchief said...

Great race, excellent job by Fox and all their on air and off camera people. Best broadcast of a race since last June.

Newracefan said...

Just saw a preview of the Humpy show on Victory Lane. It's sort of like A talk show with Humpy as the host. This ought to be interesting and Kurt is the first guest.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Google this and you will see it is NASCAR

Is side-by-side coverage feasible in NASCAR?
By Marty Smith, NASCAR.COM
September 21, 2006
02:10 PM EDT (18:10 GMT)

February 9, 2008 10:35 PM


I read that... and I found this:
"...some advertisers don't want it..."

And this:
"NASCAR is open to researching ways to make it work."

GS

Anonymous said...


Why open crowd mike only for JR

Ever been to a race?

NO ONE draws crowd reaction like Junior.

No one.

That's why.

Kevin in SoCal said...

Dale Junior wins his first race for Hendrick Motorsports and ends his long winless drought. Could that have been any more scripted? I'm beginning to believe the conspiracy theorists who think its a story book, fairy tale.

Anonymous said...

..and if he doesn't win, then we get to hear how he's only in the series because off his last name.

Geez. Take off the tinfoil hat, bud.

Kevin in SoCal said...

Oh yes, I completely agree he is only popular because of his dad and not on his own merits. If his name was Dale Smith he would be as popular as Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte, or Kevin Harvick.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Harvick is a great announcer. After he retires, Fox sports should hire him.