Sunday, March 22, 2009

Live Blogging The Sprint Cup Series Race From Bristol On Fox Sports


The table has been set for both the competitors and the TV network. Two good days of covering practice, qualifying and the Nationwide Series race have done a great job of building up the anticipation for the Cup Series.

Thanks again to ESPN for allocating the resources to cover the all-star charity race on Saturday. It would have been nice to see the celebrity races, but the coverage of the main event was a good start. Perhaps, this will become an annual event.

Chris Myers will greet TV viewers at 1:30PM ET from the Hollywood Hotel today. He will guide Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Hammond through a thirty minute pre-race that should include some interesting topics. Mark Martin, the Busch brothers and the Top 35 rule should be on the menu.

Calling the race as usual will be Mike Joy with Waltrip and Larry McReynolds. On pit road will be Steve Byrnes, who is nursing a toe injury. He will be joined by Dick Berggren, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum. More on the injury to Byrnes on Monday's This Week in NASCAR on SPEED at 8PM. Thanks for the update!

Bristol is a challenge to the TV director like almost no other track. Laps around 15 seconds, pits on both the front and back stretches and accidents that happen in the blink of an eye make it a non-stop frenzy in the TV truck.

One of the big issues for Fox this season has been the inability to tell the tale of those teams outside of the top fifteen or so on the track. This is especially true for the front runners who fall to the back for a variety of reasons and are never heard from again.

The "old school" TV philosophy on this track was to let the rooftop cameras simply pan back through the field until they found cars racing for position. The standings shuffle so much at this track that following the leader until the final twenty laps is basically meaningless.

Digger should appear under caution conditions. Seeing him and running the animation during green flag racing would probably cost TV viewers a lap. Pit stops under caution should be a challenge for Fox in terms of what cars to highlight and how to follow the backstretch cars all the way around pit road.

Under green, the track is so loud that it has been tough for the pit reporters to even be heard. Hopefully, this week the cars that fall out of the race will be documented and the drivers interviewed despite their positions in the race.

The pieces are in place for a very good TV race and that is just what the sport needs at this time. We will be commenting on the race while it is progress, so please click the comments button below to join us.

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Dot said...

Did I hear correctly that Raceday is going to show hilites of the Old Fart race?

red said...

just had to check that i was actually watching raceday on speed b/c they're actually interviewing dw right now AND labelled him as a fox analyst.
huh. how 'bout that: they even gave a broadcast announcement for fox's coverage of the race today.

will wonders never sease?

red said...

ok, gotta focus a bit more: that last word is "Cease," not "sease." sorry, gang!
off to work around until the actual green flag: see everyone then!

Dot said...

Hey Red, Let me add to that. They're showing the race right now.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That thing really needed DW.

Newracefan said...

I agree JD DW should have been in that race it really would have been interesting. DW, Rusty and Sterling hopefully next year, are you listening David Hill!
Liked the coverage of the celebrity race thanks Speed/Raceday. Anyone see Wendy's interview with Tony she always gets the best out of Tony

Dot said...

@ nrf, ditto.

David said...

The race sold out at the 11th hour?

Wow. Definitely a sign of the times for sure.

Wonder what Spencer will say about TBR and Mayfield now and also about Kvapil's deal getting shut down after today...

I agree about the Smoke interview, only caught the back half of it but it sounded good, Tony was in good spirits

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Newracefan said...

Lets try this again

See David Hill even Sterling wants DW in the Legends race

Daly Planet Editor said...

Penske certainly has trained Kurt on the PR side of the biz.

Newracefan said...

JD the other piece if that is that it appears somewhat of a total transformation, he toes the line even when things do not go well, unlike his brother. Maybe it's an age/maturity thing too.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Junior is off the interview list, huh? Things sure have changed this season.

Newracefan said...

I wonder if it's JR's decision or someone else's

Daly Planet Editor said...

I have a feeling we are going to be seeing a LOT of Digger today.

Newracefan said...

JJ in Aric's car I missed that rumor, how is that possible

Dot said...

@ Nrf, does this mean we have to go through another 5 yrs of KyB and his tantrums? You'd think he'd follow by example.

KyB is a remarkable driver but, I still think he needs the Jimmy Spencer treatment.

Re: JR. I wasn't paying attention. Maybe he doesn't want to talk about Tony Jr again.

inkthatpaints said...

A Digger fan gear hauler!? A 30-second Digger gear commercial!? Spot on JD, this is not going away any time soon.

Newracefan said...

While I appreciate knowing that Jimmie's wife is in Vogue I'm not sure it belongs in the prerace and then there was the "joke" after, this I can like without

Dot said...

OK, the plane chasing was funny.

Anonymous said...

still no comment on why Watts was chasing that tire, interesting, JD

Anonymous said...

Red, Fox and Speed are both owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Newracefan said...

Dot, maybe more. JD/Coach have their hands full. I also wonder if a stable personal life doesn't help too.

Newracefan said...

Look at that crowd it looks pretty packed to me. They won't have to worry about camera angles for this race

GinaV24 said...

Nice rendition of the National Anthem.

Daly Planet Editor said...

There will be a new column up this week for the final time on the Tiregate issue. Nice article by Dave Rodman on NASCAR.com that talks about it in detail.

JD

Gymmie said...

@ink--Digger even has his own channel on Hulu...

Daly Planet Editor said...

Maybe those are the blue disco shirts underneath. That was one for the memory bank.

Glenn said...

Did I miss the Digger cartoon?

Well, there ain't no dirt inside the track.

PammH said...

No digger cartoon today-biiig improvement rite there!

Daly Planet Editor said...

I'm working on that one. Please stand by....

Joey Adgie said...

Not bad... no Digger cartoon. I wonder if they'll sneak it in during a long yellow.

David said...

Solid camera work to start this

Brian said...

Wow look at all the rubber flying around when they are showing the low camera angle (because I refuse to mention the name of the stupid character)

David said...

I felt tires would be something of an issue today. guys were cording early yesterday...

Dot said...

If Digger does show up, how he is going to dig thru concrete/asphalt?

Sophia said...

I was out in the car for a bit. I REALLY do not like PRN. Those guys are like ESPN and think THEY are stars of the show.

Love MRN and miss them..can never remember what tracks PRN covers.

FOX broke up here briefly on the 19.1 station here at beginning of race and it's a gorgeous sunny day. (Solar flares)

Missed Jimmie interview and thus the 'joke'.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice pictures and good sound make for a nice foundation. That low angle on the outside wall is great.

Newracefan said...

caution

Daly Planet Editor said...

David, good point.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Hey...a triple split on the pit stop!! Anyone hear the earth stop spinning right there?

Sophia said...

I thought I read they only made 6 cartoons of that character...so maybe they will be spread out over Fox's season.

I find myself avoiding SPEED shows like Trackside as I am tired of the constant promotion of cartoons over valid reporting of racin g season. I did not know Travis Kwapil lost his sponsor until on interview on car radio.

Did Bodine ever get a sponsor? I don't think so. :(

David said...

JD...it was great except for the pit clocks were broke and they had JJ who didnt pit...

David said...

TK really didnt lose his sponsor though, they only had support for the first 5 races and that was it. Unfortunately they just havent run well to convince the folks at golden corral to stay beyond that

Sophia said...

Does Blaney have a curse on him? He seems like such a nice guy in interviews but gosh...he has a time.

Daly Planet Editor said...

David, well...there was that!

Sophia said...

David

yea I was wondering about that when Travis mentioned things just not going their way.

Tough year for smaller/struggling teams for sure. The Weather is gorgeous in Bristol just like ohio and hopefully lots of the country.

David said...

LOL Kyle busch's spotter telling him not to worry about the 64, he'll park soon.

Dont worry, start and park's dont exist in NASCAR! -sarcasm-

Will say this has been good coverage so far, aside from missing the start of that first pit sequence they have been solid. wonder what we will see from hammond at the cut away car today

Sophia said...

Blaney to the garage....sigh

Sophia said...

That TONE for the STUPID DD Wallpaper has got to go.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Be nice to give Marcos some TV time!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Those of you with live scoring, keep us up to date on the "start and park" set please.

David said...

The track surface camera is adding nothing today. half of it is the apron and you can really only see the bottom groove of cars...poor decision there.

CAUTION CAUTION TURN 1

Sophia said...

What's with so many hairy faces this season? :)

I am thinking it's too nice a day to be watching this race.

Dot said...

Caution.

Gymmie said...

@Sophia--PRN = SMI Tracks = Bruton Smith = Texas, Atlanta, Sears Point, Bristol, Loudon, Charlotte, and Vegas. He also owns Kentucky but there's no Cup race there yet.

Newracefan said...

Crash, JJ spotter track is block almost good luck, too funny

GinaV24 said...

Sophia -- glad to know that I'm not the only one hearing it -- I thought I was going crazy(ier). LOL

David said...

Marlin and Nemecheck are lapped and Blaney is the only one that is off track

David said...

I believe thats their only car too at the 64 camp...

GinaV24 said...

Well, Bodine is now off the track -- I'm not saying he started and parked though -- since it appears he had help -- alhtough he was seriously not up to speed though.

Sophia said...

justin tv online is hanging on buffering...and streaming seems SEVERAL minutes behind Fox tv

What is the other site to watch online?

I thought I bookmarked it but can not find. Want to go out on patio.

Thanks

David said...

these guys are running a TON of front camber today

Daly Planet Editor said...

Think Chad knows something that no one else does? He is on TWIN on SPEED Monday at 8PM. Should be interesting.

Sophia said...

@Gymmie

THANKS for the quick list of PRN races. Just emailed it to myself, :)

Gracias

David said...

I think its a good strategy. From what we've seen all weekend you cant imagine there will be many if any long runs. He gets the caution in another 60 laps they made it a fuel run and then everyone comes with them. Tada, track position. Also it gives you an idea of what to do late much like when Elliott won here in 2001 ran the last 100 plus laps on the same tires and fuel

Dot said...

Marcos knows where to hang out today to get some TV time. At least on the track.

Dot said...

Hey, they show Digger but no one is mentioning him. YEA!!!!!

David said...

no one talking about burton making his way to 11th. great strategy and work getting up there so soon

GinaV24 said...

Chad has to do something to keep his driver up front - Johnson usually runs like crap at Bristol. All alone up front is better for him.

Brian said...

Way to show Front Row Joe pulling off the track and not saying a word about it...

Daly Planet Editor said...

I just saw Front Row Joe pull into the pits. Anyone know if he parked?

Dot said...

@ David, It's sad that we have to report who's where and doing what during the race.

GinaV24 said...

Mark Martin appears to be falling back -- did he pit or stay out?

GinaV24 said...

boy that's a GREAT view of the asphalt from the ground hog

Newracefan said...

09 87 64 43 all in the garage

Daly Planet Editor said...

That's tough to take with Mayfield and Riggs at home.

Newracefan said...

sorry that was 66 not 43, it's 66 in 43rd my mistake

Punxsutawney Phil said...

I am sooooo envious of Digger.

PammH said...

I heard DW say 09 going to the garage, pretty off-hand, but I heard it.

bryan said...

Reutiman's in 3rd - apparently invisible.

Newracefan said...

3 wide and we have Joey in a box, wasn't this an ESPN problem, nut oveall coverage seems better this race, we are seeing racing

David said...

09, 87, 64 and 66 are all many many laps down. 64 is probably out of the race, 87 and 09 will probably be in and out of the pits several times depending how the race unfolds. dont know whats up with the 66 though

David said...

47 is 5th too

Jessica said...

The camera work compared to ESPN at the nationwide race is like night and day. Apparently there is more than one car on the track at a time...who knew?

Sophia said...

Biggest waste of camera the ground cam here..excuse for PRODUCT PLACEMENT ADD.

I just lost HD again...I need to go out on patio...will read comments and come in if something happens.

red said...

hi gang! sorry to be late to the party.

nice camera catch on the "incident" between the 26 and the 42. great job following up on dw's comment of "i think i've been seeing that coming for a while now."

David said...

hahaha, i love this...here i am in low def land and i guess ignorance is bliss. =p

something happened sophia...j mac spun

David said...

finally said something about Burton

red said...

ya know what i really like about "crank it up" the most? they should a TON of racing, all thru the pack, just so they can get the sound effect -- and we get to see practically every car.

Daly Planet Editor said...

This is the point where you have to start telling the stories because there is now a LONG way to go.

Ross said...

"This is the point where you have to start telling the stories because there is now a LONG way to go."

Or playing Jerry Punch bingo.

HMcP said...

Never thought I would pine for rabbit ears but here we are, a slightly windy day in 2009 and my reception resembles an animated gif of a series of daguerreotypes, with a misfit at the ragtime piano trying to keep time. If not for TDP I would abandon this sport, keep up the good work, all.

David said...

Reutimann, Ambrose, and Newman are all good stories. You can follow up on Mark Martin or guys like Gilliland and Allmendinger or maybe stir up the pot some with Almirola and being 2 laps down already and on the outside looking in of the top 35 and how he may be out of a job soon....

red said...

HMcP: that is, hands down, THE most inventive and intelligent comment i've ever seen on this site:
" . . . and my reception resembles an animated gif of a series of daguerreotypes, with a misfit at the ragtime piano trying to keep time" indeed! masterful phrasing, my friend, just masterful.

Anonymous said...

This race broadcast is horrible.

red said...

hey, here's a thing; according to racetrax from fox, hammond is twittering right now!

GinaV24 said...

Geez, there is a long way to go and it sure isn't very exciting racing since KyB is running out there all alone except when he's putting cars a lap down.

Sophia said...

very difficult to see laptop in sun even with this old matte screen.

THANKGOD for regular tv..this HD stuff is a joke for bad signals...sigh. We inherited a tv with this but sill watch mainly SD 4:3 ratio tv's. MORE RELIABLE signal.

i am listening to the ESPN PRN guys on patio. Usually the squirrels will come up close to feed when I am out here but must be the radio voices. :)

GinaV24 said...

oh look another shot of the asphalt! At least though Fox is showing the racing in the field and giving wider shots. I do like that.

Dot said...

ESad would be a story to touch on since he was in the top 5, now around 16th.

Dot said...

They need to send Digger out to clean the tire boogers off that camera.

Sophia said...

PRN says the guy running fourth loves to 'pan for gold' in his off time..then he said it's on Biffle's land...is BIffle running 4th?

I am confused

red said...

hey david? i know you mentioned this earlier and the booth just sorta mentioned it but i have the feeling that these tires are throwing marbles a whole lot more than i remember. is it the new second groove having an impact, ya' think? 'cause i thought goodyear brought pretty much the same tires as last time.

and when i looked at those tires yesterday, it looked a whole lot like a camber issue to me.

Anonymous said...

Typical Fox follow the leader directing. There are other cars besides the #18. I had enough of this trash.

red said...

@dot: "tire boogers"? is that an offical nascar-sanctioned term -- "tire boogers'? excellent, m'dear!

GinaV24 said...

Sounds like even the broadcast team is having a tough time finding anything exciting to talk about. Although I agree, talk about Reutimann and Ambrose being up front or some of the guys who seem to be struggling. Give us some info, tv guys.

Dot said...

@ dear Sophia, Marcos is 4th, Biff is 9th according to Racetrax.

Newracefan said...

Ok have any of the cautions be when we are NOT at commercial.

Sophia said...

@Dot

Tire boogers! Oh, my! LMAO. so true

HPmc or whomever, indeed, folks better not COUNT on HD reception. Really pitiful this digital conversion. We used to get races with rabbit ears on FOX if cable went out...now with Digital signal...get used to "intermittent picture/volume and digitizing"

Sad ain't it??

I love our SD tvs!!!!!!!!

PammH said...

Sophia, Marcos Ambrose mines on the bif's property. Heard this on Fast Talk I think.

David said...

Saw it on Friday, saw it again today, getting these cars to turn is such a pain in the rear the teams look like they have really started getting even more aggressive with the camber in order to try and get the cars to turn. I would imagine that even though the tire is the same from last year the cars have gotten faster and the teams have learned more which would mean the tires wear out faster and moreso.

They talked about the tires cording earlier in the weekend but Goodyear stated they felt it was due to a green racetrack, Kyle busch even had a problem with it yesterday but it improved as the race went on so my best guess is that the tires will improve with the marbles and such as the race continues. Dont want to be the guy that gets nerfed up to that outside lane though...probably wont hold onto it.

Camber looks really aggressive, more aggressive then usual for some guys, but I don't think we will see major issues because of it. We just had the longest green run of the race and no one had a problem, should be a good omen for the rest of the race. Might be a good time to blow the track off though

Sophia said...

@Dot..thank for the Marcos update..these ESPNPRN guys could've repeated Marcos name at the end of their conversation.

These "radio guys" really do act like TV guys. I miss MRN.

I didn't think it was Bif as they spoke like it was a new interesting character in the sport...thus my question. Thanks again.

Dot said...

@ PammH, thanks for the tidbit.

Sophia said...

I do NOT KNOW Who this ONE VOICE is on PRN talking about Classic Rock but his voice/delivery gets on my last nerve.

He also can not get a sentence out easily today. Geez...my dose of Vitamin D is come up to a close soon. :)

AND my laptop battery is low.

NOW they are talking SEINFELD and FACEBOOK. Get these guys off my radio.

I NEVER say that about MRN!!

David said...

PRN, SMI...SMI is all about the SHOW so why wouldnt their radio personalities fit the company mold?

Jessica said...

tony lost 10 spots on pit road? Did I miss something?

Sophia said...

oh boy..Jr says car is chattering after last pit stop.

No bueno. NOT GOOD! sigh.

There is some bird tweeting a two tone DING DONG song. give anything to know what kind of bird that is...not a gold finch, robin, cardinal, or blue jay.

WOW..i am bored...talking birds on the Daly Planet!

Ross Roseannadanna said...

Mike Joy just said ESPN. I'll wager no one at EXPN would ever say the words "FOX" or "SPEED".

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice big reset at the halfway point would be nice.

red said...

david; do you know which teams corded out earlier? i only came in to the last part of that discussion on saturday (i think) so i didn't hear which team it was. i'm wondering if it's one of the elite teams or a mid-packer or two, looking for an advantage and running risk/reward calculations.

Newracefan said...

JD your blog to Fox ears, NEED a reset please. Larry Mac just said this is about the time we get those long green flag runs. Sounds like a perfect time to me

Anonymous said...

enough whining about sonsorships. i'd rather have corperations have the money to pay their own employees

David said...

The only teams i heard that had issues this weekend were the #18 Nationwide car, and Robby Gordon. However the reports on SPEED said there were several Cup teams talking about corded tires but were optimistic they would get better as the weekend progressed.

GinaV24 said...

Sounds like Jamie Mac is well off the pace, too.

HMcP said...

My biggest problem with digital may be the Louis CK notion of "everything's amazing, nobody's happy," that is, when the technology works it is in fact the revolution we were promised a la the jump from black and white to color but when it doesn't work, it REALLY doesn't work. Which makes the digital adopter unhappy at the least but able to skip advertisements in retort so its kind of a grey area, just like life.

Gymmie said...

@Sophia--De Nada :)

@dot--LOL! Love it! Tire Boogers

Glenn said...

Lucky shot on the camera.
Finally a bump and run for Clint. Bout time he got one on Carl

Ken-Michigan said...

If they cant find time for a field rundown / reset.... something is wrong.

Booth seems to be struggling today.

red said...

via twitter, hammond says update from hollywood hotel coming soon . . .

Daly Planet Editor said...

red, nice to know they are reading my Twitter pages...lol!

PammH said...

Sophia, where do you live? Mite be able to help w/the bird song. I kinda dread Bristol on Fox, simply because they jam down our throats DW's record. Enough!

Dot said...

Talking tires now.

Kenn Fong said...

J.D.,

I wish the Leaderboard algorithyms wouldn't list cars as 1 lap down just because they haven't crossed Start/Finish and the leader has. GPS ought to be able to sort out which cars the leader has passed and which he hasn't.

West Coast Kenny
Alameda, California

Jessica said...

Question answered...20mn later but I'll take it;)

GinaV24 said...

I agree the booth does seem to be struggling today -- it's like they're flat. As you said, good time for a full field run down and plenty of time to do it.

Sounds like the ugly car doesn't want to work well here today. Hard to pass even though there's more room on the track.

red said...

jd, i have so far avoided twitter b/c i fear addiction! i just found it intriguing that hammond is twittering during the race. guess SOME folks are capable of taking advantage of technology, huh?

David said...

DW was talking about wanting to see beating and banging and guys not giving an inch today in the prerace, now he is wanting Marcos and Denny to not take each other out?!

PICK A SIDE!!

Dot said...

Instead of Digger, we get that stupid video. I don't even know what it's for.

GinaV24 said...

LOL @David -- DW pick a side? you're kidding -- he has always talked out of both sides of his mouth --

red said...

kenny, nascar.com doesn't list laps down so you can use that one if desired: i use racetrax and ignore the lap down counter for the most part. but i agree: you're not a lap down just because you're behind the leader and haven't gotten to the start/finish line yet.

Newracefan said...

Anyone else's picture get all pale bluish for a few seconds?

Vicky D said...

Just got home from Humane Society doggy walk and race was running about lap 200. My fav is running in 36th so I'm already disappointed. Looks like a pretty tame race although the booth sounds flat but maybe it's because Mike Joy is sick. Don't like those interviews taking bigger boxes than the races. Looks like Jamie Mac is running really slow.

red said...

not complaining, just looking for an explanation:
screen just went petty blue with a band across the screen, moving down the screen. thru the band, the picture was claer but the entire rest of the screen was that petty opaque blue. i could see the race but it was rather interesting. any ideas why, gang?

Daly Planet Editor said...

red,

Twitter is hilarious. I have spoken with everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Shaq.

Very happy to have a lot of folks following TDP and I appreciate them doing that.

JD

Sophia said...

PammH

I live in SW Ohio near Cincinnati. My sister gave me a cd with lots of birdsongs on them with names of birds on it..haven't listened yet and now wish I had.

PRN just gave a run down but I was on the phone..Did bring my cord out...reading here does not ENCOURAGE me to watch TV.

JD what is' Hammond's Twitter ID. Folks should ask for more RUN DOWNS on tv.

jr still 17th. Tony is 21st, Robby 24th I think, Harvick 31st, these guys too fast for me to type :)

Daly Planet Editor said...

red,

Just looked like the switcher in the truck has a brief problem after clearing the baseball promo getting back to the race ticker.

That is why there was that slice at the top of the screen. Looks like they just reset it and all is fine.

Daly Planet Editor said...

They all use the NACSCAR_On_FOX address, but do not respond individually. That was actually a pic of Hammond and Myers getting ready, not a tweet from Hammond.

Newracefan said...

Ok OT does Twitter autoupdate or do you have to refresh it? I'm looking or Hammond but can't find it

red said...

thanks, jd. i hadn't seen it before and wondered what it might be. tv production has endless possibilities for minor -- yet interesting -- moments, eh?

as for twitter: well, the rule imposed by our daughters is that "parental units may not have a facebook account while children live at home" b/c it's "just not cool!" so, maybe i'll go the twitter route and get a leg up on them!!

Anonymous said...

What is up with Mike Joy? Yesterday they announced this would be a sell-out, the 54th in a row at Bristol. But this is the second time Joy has alluded to the fact that it isn't, saying "a nearly packed house" as they came out of commercial. What gives? Sell out or not?

PammH said...

that blue screen was very interesting. race is kinda at a boring stage at the moment, imo. @Sophia-you are hearing a tufted titmouse. no giggling, you non-birders! ;) it's a real bird!

David said...

talking about gordon and camber....imagine that ;)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Twitter does not auto-update and once again all the Fox guys are grouped in the NASCAR_ON_Fox tag.

Newracefan said...

Caution alert 88 about to get lapped

Dot said...

@ Pamm H, you are just full of titbits, oops mean tidbits today. Yeah, I laughed even though I've heard of that bird before.

Newracefan said...

Thanks JD

Karen said...

nrf, it's now nascaronfox with no underlines. See if that works for you. I just pulled it up and already had it to follow from last week.

red said...

David said...
"talking about gordon and camber....imagine that"

yeppers! i was watching his splitter when they were using someone's in-car in front of him. the 24 set-up always has the splitter riding higher off the track than a lot of other cars and he looked to be leaning on that right front a bit. course, that just might be the effect of the banking at this particular track as well.

Anonymous said...

Can someone answer my question a few messages above - is this a sell-out or not? Mike Joy and Bristol track seem at odds

David said...

NRF that was funny because kyle's crew mentioned something about caution about to come out a few laps ago. didnt know what they were talking about but that makes sense lol

Daly Planet Editor said...

If you click on the Twitter logo on the main TDP page, you can look at who I am following and you will find most of the NASCAR TV types.

Newracefan said...

All tickets sold, all seats have people sitting in them not quite but close

David said...

Yeah red thats actually why they are as crazy on the camber as they are as well. the banking is nuts and we just got our caution...denny leads

Dot said...

I cannot believe the caution didn't come out for the golden boy. It was a perfect time. I guess JR doesn't have to take David G to dinner now.

Sophia said...

tech problems with mic guys on PRN.

Solar flares

Re: TWITTER

Red, I found it addicting the first couple of days then the novelty wore off and I use it more sanely now. :)

Good for promotions but you need to keep some dialogue in between anything you are promoting so you dont look like a tweeting billboard. :(

And I just follow a few as it's IMPOSSIBLE to respond individually if you follow hundreds or 1000's. But I like to keep it personal and I am just promoting mostly small stuff or local stuff. Following those in your community is a great way to find out about local news, mom and pop business opening, interesting stories.

Others need to get a life giving play by plays of dining out. To wit:

Salad is wilted at such and such restaurant. Entree is ok...coffee weak,

Good service, etc.

and I know a guy that tweets from a golf course on his "Crack berry"..some folks are OVERLY attached to technology imo.

But it's entertaining. And the plane in water on the Hudson was on Twitter within like 12 seconds and was global..also nearby guys on boats in the area on twitter knew to drive boats to plane...ASAP. some up the way a bit in noisy engine rooms might not have "heard or soon the plane' but got the message on their cells or whatever.

So Twitter is both over hyped but serves value.

but MANY BUGS! Traffic jams, delays getting DM(Direct private messages0 and sometimes you can't delete DM's..other times you can)

some use TWEETGRID or TWEETDeck for their applications but I find both confusing ..thus just use Twitter on the web..but it can get BUSY!

David said...

"Lookie there, 88 lucky dog, Ha Ha Ha" Kyle Busch

Dot said...

Jr taking Vickers to dinner instead.

Daly Planet Editor said...

We love that triple-split!

Gymmie said...

@nrf--if you're using their site it does not autoupdate so you have to refresh every so often. But I use tweetdeck and it updates whenever someone sends a tweet. There are about a million other twitter applications and I think some of them autoupdate too. The only thing is that if someone is not following you then they won't get your message. So if I respond to JD he won't get mine because he's not following me.

@JD--do you have Mad Max on yours? I love his! He sometimes types Italian and he had so much fun posting his pic from Vegas :). He's so adorable!

Sophia said...

@PammH

THANKS!!! I love the titmous and have SEEN it often..and wondered what delightful bird was making that sound.

Appreciate the info. Nice to know there is a birder on here...I can look birds up in books but 'songs' are another story. :)

Newracefan said...

Thanks Gymmie I'll check it out

Jessica said...

Jeff Hammond calling out tony junior on twitter. There's a weird sentence.

Vicky D said...

I wish the broadcast would post what lap they are on instead of showing us how many laps are left. I don't have a calculator in my hand. That's why I like live leaderboard.

The Track Girl said...

@gymmie Thanks for the heads up that Papis is on there. He's a character.
:) (im on there as Uwila instead of TheTrackGirl- but just joined, so I'm figuring out the ropes)

And can I just say that I am loving the fact that there is no Digger acknowledgment at all.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Hammond: Time to find out if Tony Jr. can make a difference for Junior now. If they don't figure this out, they may need to make a change.

Interesting words from someone who is usually laidback about that stuff.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Track Girl,

Thanks for following, it's a lot of fun.

JD

Dot said...

Re: Tony Jr, how much say does JR really have if he wants him as his CC?

Sophia said...

@Gymmie

i am a tech ignoramus as I can use Tweetdeck for searches but find it and Grid totally confusing!! I know they auto update but I just check my @replies to see if I missed somebody replying to me...easy to do if you don't hang out there much.

But it's great to get folks to support fellow locals and we RT each other (Retweet) so your message might be seen by more folks than from one tweet.

And sometimes you get very nice responses on the timeline or private.

ONE PROBLEM: Twitter allows vulgar language to display which is un acceptable to me. Also many spam for porn sites..so not for the kiddies!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Reut and JPM in 9th and 10th, be nice to hear about them.

GinaV24 said...

did the biff just go behind the wall?

red said...

@gina: worse than that: car loaded into the hauler. done for the day. good news: biff apparently feels ok.

Sophia said...

@DOT

I thought somebody said Rick H has the influence on Jr and Tony Jr and FINAL SAY.....if they don't start producing and keep on the arguing on radio-with no advancement i say make a switch though I know even tho I am a jr fan, that's not a popular sentiment.

:)

David said...

Biffle is out. Has been for over 50 laps. Blew up.

Jessica said...

Biff lost a cylinder a while back and has had a hard time maintaining speed...

red said...

Dot said...
Re: Tony Jr, how much say does JR really have if he wants him as his CC?

who knows any more? this whole weekend has been bizarre in re: the matter, what w/dale, tony jr and a few other drivers discussing it. seems to me that when/if mr h thinks a change is needed, it will happen.
real question is: who then moves on top of the box?pops would kick butt and get it done but he's working for jrm right now as crew chief for the n'wide 88.

Newracefan said...

That switching back and forth between cameras was a little hard to handle. Can I assume they couldn't continue to follow 18 48 with the lap cars because of blocked views or something. Please tell me they were not doing it on purpose

Sophia said...

Did Biffle wreck? In between my coming in from out of doors, talking too room mate and speaking of Twitter, lol.

even PRN called it the Kyle B charity race or somethin' earlier.

sigh

p.s. never mind, Thanks david..I did not hear Greg blew up

Daly Planet Editor said...

red,

There are some big names on the sidelines. It might be a big surprise when and if it happens.

GinaV24 said...

thanks for the update on Biffle -- I guess I was paying more attention to the computer than to the race. I just tried the twitter thing -- I can tell that is another thing I'll have to play with to learn!

Dot said...

@ dear Sophia, I had heard that too about Rick H. He better do something soon or NASCAR will change the Chase to the top 25.

Daly Planet Editor said...

100 to go, tell the stories of the top 20 and the surprises please!

Jessica said...

sound but no picture in Minneapolis. I think I have been comcastisized...

diane said...

Looks like Fox will have a lot of extra time at the end of the race. I hope we see a lot of interviews.

Sophia said...

@Dot

Thanks for confirming Rick H story. Frankly, I think a change is needed though I know it could be a car issue..but I feel Jr has over driven a lot of cars for years and they still can't figure out the balance between CC and info clearly given to Jr.

Personally, I'd like to see a change and SOON.

The quicker they yank off this band-aid the better!!

:)

red said...

jd; agreed on "big names on the sidelines." i was just pondering the hms stable from that perspective myself. wonder if the feelers have gone out and that's what led to dale's defense this week?

as a dale fan, i can respect his loyalty to his cousin -- hell, it's one of the character traits of his that i respect the most! -- but i think mr h needs to step in and try something different before the entire season is sacrificed.

yes, my driver wants his cousin on top of the box but his owner wants a championship for him and may have to be the bad guy in all this. it may be what's needed to get the best out of dale. tony jr is a strong car chief, may just not be the best crew chief, ya' know?

(by the way: tv-related news. comcast sent a message thru the cable system this morning saying they may lose nfl channel due to impass in the negoatiations with the nfl.)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Jess,

Let me know if it clears up.

JD

GinaV24 said...

@Dot -- that is just priceless!

Jessica said...

If you use FOX TRAX they are showing Hammond's twitter posts in the "inside the trax" box

Dot said...

Why do they say "only in theaters"? Like it's going to be shown only in my living room.

JR two positions from going a lap down. I smell a caution.

Thank you Gina.

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