Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday's Morning Shows: "NASCAR Now" and "RaceDay"


Ryan Burr kicks the day off for ESPN with the Sunday morning preview edition of NASCAR Now on ESPN2. This hour will feature Nicole Manske reporting from Kansas and also the NASCAR on ESPN team previewing the race.

RaceDay is up next on SPEED. Host John Roberts is joined by Jimmy Spencer and Kenny Wallace for what should be a very big show. The crowd is expected to be huge, but the same old RaceDay problems exist. The "swooping camera" thing is beyond old and the show has still not figured out how to deal effectively with the fans.

Wendy Venturini sits down with Jack Roush this week for her Real Deal segment. Roush has suddenly become a key player in The Chase and with Greg Biffle leading the way it should be interesting to see what Roush has to say on a variety of topics. Hermie Sadler will join Venturini during the program as reporters from the garage area.

Live guests on RaceDay will include Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. Perhaps, the program will also take a moment to honor the memory of Paul Newman who enjoyed stock car racing very much and owners like Richard Childress should have good memories of the man who said acting paid the bills but racing was his passion.

Also in the AM will be a re-air of NASCAR Performance on SPEED at 10AM and NASCAR in a Hurry comes along at 10:30AM. Larry McReynolds, Chad Knaus and Bootie Barker discuss the Kansas race from a crew chief's perspective while Randy Pemberton previews Kansas using the footage and highlights from the weekend on the second show.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sure hope they talk about the economy.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wow, you sure have deep personal problems. I hope you are able to address them down the road.

You are obviously someone who does not own a house, stocks or a business. Any kids in college?

Your perspective seems to be almost teenage. I guess that is the downside of the Internet.

JD

Anonymous said...

I loved the "stick with the biff" shirt!! I want one - where can I buy it?

Daly Planet Editor said...

I think that really shows the connection between those in the sport and SPEED.

Don't forget, SPEED is the only network that travels with the Cup Series all season long.

If I get the info on the shirt, I will pass it along.

JD

Anonymous said...

"Daly planet editor said...
Wow, you sure have deep personal problems. I hope you are able to address them down the road.

You are obviously someone who does not own a house, stocks or a business. Any kids in college?

Your perspective seems to be almost teenage. I guess that is the downside of the Internet.

JD

September 28, 2008 11:21 AM "

J.D. - what are you refering too ??

Sophia said...

I liked the shirt, too.

I hate to sound out of the loop but who is the black guy in dreds talking in rhyme about NASCAR? I have seen him do this before.

thnks

Geez said...

This may sound strange but, is there any way to find out what the name of the music they played at the very beginning of NASCAR In a Hurry this morning?

I want to use it in a video and need to contact someone ab out using it.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon 12:04PM,

I have my own personal troll who tries at every opportunity to disrupt the conversation on this site.

The top comment on this page is just a continuation of that harrassment. It comes with the territory.

Isn't the Internet fun?

JD

Daly Planet Editor said...

geez,

I am friends with Randy Pemberton, I will ask him what that cut is and who plays it for ya.

Drop me an email Mon or Tues.

JD

Daly Planet Editor said...

There is a new post up for the Sprint Cup Series coverage on ABC.

JD

TexasRaceLady said...

Is it my imagination, or is the crowd not as obnoxious as usual.

It's really nice to be able to hear John, Jimmy, and Kenny.

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Geez said...

"geez,

I am friends with Randy Pemberton, I will ask him what that cut is and who plays it for ya.

Drop me an email Mon or Tues"

Thanks JD. I'll drop you a line.

Zieke said...

I like the Raceday show. Especially Wendy. I don't think she could get under anyone's skin because she has the ability to ask questions in a non-offensive form. That is a real trick to do. They seem to fill the complete time frame pretty well.