Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Pre-Race TV Shows In-Progress Live Comments


Since things are a little bit different this week, we are going to try and keep a live post going as the Saturday afternoon pre-race TV shows crawl along.

NASCAR Now was great at 10AM with Ryan Burr and Ricky Craven. Nicole Manske and Marty Smith reported from LMS. The only bummer was Tim Cowlishaw, who for some reason appeared on this show. ESPN seems to have taken a liking to Craven.

A fun SPEED show is Tradin' Paint . This week, there was no "walk on" of the guests and Jeff Hammond and Kyle Petty were on the set to start the show.

Hammond and Petty disagreed about the Talladega finish. Hammmond sided with NASCAR as the yellow line being totally out of bounds. Petty said Smith should have spun Stewart and the current rule does not work.

Five minutes into the show and Petty and Hammond are already pointing the fingers at each other while Roberts quietly lets them talk.

The panel had a great discussion about racing tires. Both have a long history in the sport and Petty updated the Indy tire test. Hammond dumped on Hoosier while Petty said he has not run a Hoosier tire in fifteen years.

Carl Edwards needs to "mature up" said Hammond. The panel was talking about the growing unrest about Edwards in the garage. Petty asked why Edwards bumped a teammate in the corner during the race but not no the last lap? Thinking about the outcome is what Edwards has to consider before he acts said Hammond.

Jimmie Johnson is peaking at the right time of the season, says Petty. He compares Johnons's Chase experience to Michael Jordan in the play-offs, where a true champ steps-up his game. Hammond thinks Johnson is going to grind the other Chase contenders into the ground at LMS on Saturday night. This program turned-out to be fun, although some hot topics were avoided as usual.

Larry McReynolds, Chad Knaus and Bootie Barker were also talking tire troubles at Talladega on NASCAR Performance. The show featured some new products but was a bit lower-key than normal. NASCAR in a Hurry has less video to work with because of the Thursday rain-out. The show is going to back-up to Talladega to fill the gap.

RaceDay is on the air and making some noise from outside the track.

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PammH said...

I have noticed since KP was booed so badly at Kansas, the participants are already seated when the show starts.
I find it interesting that there's a clear division between the drivers, Greg Biffle, Jr & KP against Nascar's call, while Mikey, Jeff Burton & Tony Stewart agree. Those are only the ones I've heard about.

PammH said...

btw, there are pics of the scuffle over at that's racing. a bit more than descrbed by witnesses, imo.

Gymmie said...

Thanks Pamm!

glenc1 said...

I really enjoyed that Tradin Paint, although I haven't been as critical as JD over some of the episodes. Performance was good too, but I nearly always enjoy that.

pammh, Kenny Wallace was against the call, too. I think Tony being in favor is kind of a given, lol.

Sophia said...

Kenny Wallace saying asking R Smith to let off the gas is like asking Tiger Woods to bogey a hole was hilarious but kind of true.

Pammmmmmmmmmmh, KW spoke OUT against the win last Sunday night early in VL. :)

Thanks for the link about photos at TR! Scary looking....methinks Cuz carl needs some anger management classes.

Tony Stewart saying on Race day to Hermie S that he is NOT sure now he "should've won the race" after all he has heard since then. easy for him to say, but interesting nevertheless.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if those pictures will show up on TV tonight, and also if they will show the series of photos or just the one where Carl is grabbing Kevin's face/neck. If you look at the series of them, looks like Kevin (surprisingly) got Carl under control pretty quickly after Carl grabbed him. The picture of Carl falling down (or, based on what we've been told, falling back onto the hood of a car) is pretty classic.

Anonymous said...

Who is that rapper/poet they've been using to describe the tracks lately? He's pretty good!

Anonymous said...

SPEED guys: it's pronounced "REEgan," not "RAY-gan," despite how it is spelled!

Come on, this is VERY basic stuff.

Anonymous said...

Most of the announcers can't say everyone's name right. The late great Benny Parsons couldn't say Jamie McMurray's last name. Larry Mac can't say half of the last names so it is just something we all have to deal with.

Anonymous said...

Since you mentioned this, last night JP kept saying justin ALLgaier, and pit road crew said Algaier(sp). Does anyone know how it is pronounced? Al, or ALL
bh

Anonymous said...

Here in the local Los Angeles market we are unfortunately getting local news instead of the the pre-race show.

cts33fan said...

KABC in Los Angeles totally blew off the Countdown show. Good thing I pay for the DTV HotPass! Typical ABC.

Anonymous said...

Most of the announcers can't say everyone's name right. The late great Benny Parsons couldn't say Jamie McMurray's last name. Larry Mac can't say half of the last names so it is just something we all have to deal with.

There's a differnce between having trouble pronouncing Jamie MacMary's name and not bothering to learn drivers' names in ther first place.