Friday, May 1, 2009

Live Blogging The Nationwide Series From Richmond on ESPN2


Dale Jarrett and Vince Welch have the weekend off, so ESPN will go with three pit reporters and Rusty Wallace upstairs in the broadcast booth Friday night in Richmond.

ESPN2 comes on the air at 7PM ET, with the green flag flying at 7:43PM. Dr. Jerry Punch will call the short-track action with Wallace and Andy Petree alongside. Jamie Little, Shannon Spake and Dave Burns will be on pit road.

Richmond is a fast and intense race that brings fans quickly back to the reason short-track racing is a blast. Two grooves have traditionally worked quite well at this track that has also frequently seen the caution flag fly.

Pictures from RIR at night are always spectacular in HD and the sound is very different from last week at the Talladega Superspeedway.

The TV challenge is to keep up with the leaders, the best racing and tell the on-going stories all at the same time. No easy task in the Richmond environment.

Once again SPEED has provided all the TV coverage of the day, including the Nationwide Series qualifying. 7PM is the first and only time NASCAR fans will see ESPN covering the action from Richmond.

This post will serve to host your comments on the ESPN coverage of the Nationwide Series race. To add your TV-related opinion, just click on the comments button below. This is a family-friendly website, please keep that in mind when posting.

Thanks for taking time from your Friday night to stop by The Daly Planet.

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Weather looks good, how about for later tonight?

sbaker17 said...

With Rusty in the booth, I'll find something else to do this evening.....

Vicky D said...

JD - I'm afraid with the group in the booth it'll be a long night.

Karen said...

ESPN did a much better tribute to David Poole than Speed. Kind of choked me up.

Karen said...

Let's pray for good weather. Rain delay and RW = yikes!!!

Gymmie said...

Darn! Just missed it...thought I had my timing down to check mail and turn in rent. Came in on the end :(

Daly Planet Editor said...

No love for RW? Come on....

Karen said...

Daly Planet Editor said...

No love for RW? Come on....


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Daly Planet Editor said...

Let's just hope he does not break out Draft Track. Remember that one?

Glenn said...

I hate to have to comment on the coverage from MRN when the subject is ESPN, but if ESPN had coverage I wouldn't have to listen to the radio.
My rant thought. MRN did not cover the at track announcer for the moment of silence for David Poole, the invocation, and 1/2 of the Anthem, sung by Charlie Daniels.
This is NOT a good start for MRN tonight.

Daly Planet Editor said...

What were they doing instead Glen?

Vicky D said...

Good anthem by Charlie Daniels and lots of fans singing along that I never heard before.

tiamatsrevenge said...

KRKO-AM in Seattle didn't switch to the MRN broadcast until right before the "start engines" command ...

And then when they did ... You couldn't even hear it because the sound was soooooo low ...

Karen said...

JD said,

Let's just hope he does not break out Draft Track. Remember that one?


Yepper. Don't think this track is conducive for drafting.

Sophia said...

@Karen

Your thing about "Comment should be removed" CRACKED ME UP! LMAO!!!!!!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Rusty handled that well. Silence.

Gymmie said...

@Karen--LOL!

Yes I agree, Mr. Daniels did a great job! <3

Karen said...

Gimmie said ...

Yes I agree, Mr. Daniels did a great job!

I've never, ever seen him with his hat off. Kind of weird, huh? But excellent job. That's the way it should be done.

Daly Planet Editor said...

No promo for Fox or even the start time....come on AB!

Charlie said...

I was setting up my computer to this site and not looking at the Tv and I missed the green flag. I looked up just as the cars were going into turn one. I thought they would get a bit excited when the race started.

glenc1 said...

sorry guys, I have to disagree. Charlie's age has caught up to his voice. Don't get me wrong; he's a legend, but sooner or later, it happens to most singers.

People love him anyways, so it really doesn't matter, but it was sort of painful to me.

Vicky D said...

Nice interview with Eric McClure.

Lou said...

weather update, just checked the NWS radar. just a chance of an isolated t-storm, maybe we will get to see the race without rain.

tiamatsrevenge said...

glenc1 - Charlie did a concert right before the race and was on "Trackside" ... So, that may be what you were hearing ...

Anonymous said...

Rusty handled that well. Silence.

As Bootie Barker says, "Well, what did you expect?"

This is precisely why a car owner should not be calling a race with one of his own cars running in it.

Karen said...

Glen, you must agree though that on his worst night, he's better than most of the anthem singers for these races.

Daly Planet Editor said...

What happened to Scott Speed?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Sure wish Fox did these kinds of pit recaps.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That Go Daddy ad might be creepier than the Burger King!!

Vicky D said...

Good update on the top 5 - well there's still 30 or 35 to go . . .

glenc1 said...

actually, I think they have good ones and bad ones; it's a mix. Once in a while you get someone you've never heard of who does much better than the celebrities (we've had local people do it at the Glen that were great). Of course, one of the best was the state trooper who used to do it at Richmond until the ISC bought out the Sawyers. He was awesome. One of those country groups who does it a lot did it within the last few weeks and they were great, the name escapes me at the moment.

I love rock music, but a lot of the rockers just don't have anthem voices. The country singers are usually better. But a few years back Big & Rich sang it at RIR and I thought they sounded awful (might have been better on TV, I was there & sometimes the sound system distorts.)

But he could have worn out his voice with his other work today; that I might believe.

Glenn said...

JD, they were just finishing up with the usual pre race junk. I was working to sync the tv time with Sirius time, I kept waiting and waiting, and after there was more than 45 seconds difference I knew something was wrong. Then all of a sudden they said "lets go to the track" and Charlie was already singing.
Charlie was on Speedway the other day promoting the concert and talking about the Amthem.

tiamatsrevenge said...

glenc1 - You're thinking of "Emerson Drive" ... They did it at Nashville ...

The only problem with "Emerson Drive" is ... They're Canadians from Grand Prairie, Alberta ... So, the US National Anthem doesn't "mean" anything to them ...

allisong said...

RE: Rusty - Why does it bother me so much when I hear him pronounce Talledega as TELLedega? Is that a Missouri thing? 'Cause Kenny does it too. Just wondering....

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Good evening everyone. Got my MRN-internet-station stream going.

Darn Shruba-duba-ding-dong took back the lead!

Anonymous said...

The only problem with "Emerson Drive" is ... They're Canadians from Grand Prairie, Alberta ... So, the US National Anthem doesn't "mean" anything to them ...

How is that a problem?

The did a much better job than lots of Americans we've heard at races...and it supposedly "means" more to them.

Newracefan said...

I'm a little behind but did Rusty just talk over Andy when he was describing the pass for the lead?

Daly Planet Editor said...

nrf,

Imagine that

JD

glenc1 said...

that was it, tiamatsrevenge...I just looked it up myself. Funny though, we have a local woman who sings an *awesome* Canadian anthem at local hockey games...so I guess it works both ways!

One guy who NASCAR asks a lot is Edwin McCain...he is also very good.

Miss America was okay last week but it was kinda out of her range. It's a *really* hard song to sing.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Joey Logano's really racing hard right now. Holding off Mark.

Grr... Shruba-duba...

Sophia said...

Well just got here sort of..busy on the phone and tweetin' and trying to get energy to make choc chip cookies for neighbor who cut our grass! Lawn mower still not in the shop after it broke a cable and push mower would not stay started..*Lawn more shops are busy* so neighbor said he would cut it again. Worst time of year to lose mowers..raining making grass grow quickly.

I just can't get into the race tonight and will garner my info from here...I missed anything on David Poole except for the moment of silence. Had speed on at NOON and after 10 minutes they said nothing so i turned it off.

Just can' get into the race today. Not having MRN for NW does not help.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Aw man... poor Brandon Whitt. Wish he had a better ride, I've been a fan of his for a while. :(.

How's the tv guys doin' this go-round?

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Sophia- Sucks. Not a whole lot of the affiliates (who at least carry Cup) have the courtesy of broadcasting the NW races. I am lucky to have found a few stations that do and stream the broadcast online.

Dot said...

Hi guys, I'm here.

Will play catch up.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Welcome all. Still ready for Jerry Punch to crank it up a notch.

Newracefan said...

JD don't hold your breath, Rusty is doing OK for the most part but I still prefer DJ

Vicky D said...

C'mon Jerry give Brad a break. He's only won one race in cup he says. Yeah, JP needs to crank it up quite a few notches.

Anonymous said...

JD- We have been waiting for Jerry Punch to crank it up for 2 years.

Gymmie said...

@Sophia--what a nice neighbor!

@Dot--welcome home!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Seems like Rusty can't relate to Andy. DJ does a lot of listening.

glenc1 said...

I was listening more than looking up til now--wow, the attendance is light. The backstretch sections get roped off until the front fills up, but even the front looks bare in spots. I've been there when both 'endzones' were open, nothing like that now. Sad, it's a great race. Not sure about how Richmond's economy is faring, but there used to be a lot of locals.

Okay, do you really think Scott Speed said 'doggone', lol? I think that's Rusty paraphrasing...

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Everyone has different ways of expressing themselves.

I would like to see more Greg Biffle in this telecast, but Rusty is really doing a lot of talking.

Dot said...

@ Karen, Girlfriend, you are on tonight. Laughing while eating pizza, hard to do.

Where's DJ? Add me to the non Rusty fans.

Newracefan said...

Is Greg still there?

Dot said...

@ Gymmie, thanks.

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Wow, you guys are right. That is a light crowd for the night race.

Sophia said...

@Gymmie
Actually he's a very cantankerous neighbor to many but been sweet to me. He has a riding mower he loves to ride about every 4 days in this weather...well before we got rain forecast for 7 days.

His wife is sweetie and has a huge yard that looks like something out of Better Homes and Gardens.

Everytime I sit down for the race it's a caution. geez. or commercials.

Is there a FREE ONLINE site streaming RADIO of this race...might keep my interest more than tv.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Finally! People who can admit they dislike Rusty's commentary like me. Happy evening :)

Daly Planet Editor said...

If you are visiting for the first time and would like to get a nick, just follow the Google links for a blue name. That way, we can know who is posting the comments as the race goes on.

Thanks,

JD

Newracefan said...

Maybe the potential rain hurt the walk ups. Or they are afraid of the Swine flu :).

Daly Planet Editor said...

Be interesting to see how full it gets at Lowe's in a bit. They are pushing those tickets hard right now in the media.

Newracefan said...

Hard JD that's an understatement, I almost don't want to watch the race on TV.

Sophia said...

@Dot

Welcome, even though you are late to class. You better have a written excuse.

:-0

(I know you were workin')

P.S. My word veri says "peetines" some odd combos on that thing lately, lol

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Sophia-The site for 910 AM WCJW out of Johnson City/Kingsport/Bristol offers an online stream

I leave to go to the bathroom and Shruba-duba's still leading. Sigh...

Karen said...

Sophia, fess up. You want some chocolate chip cookies so you're sneaking some for yourself. Am I correct in assuming you're a chocoholic? Wish I was your neighbor. I wouldn't mow your lawn, but I'd definitely love to share in your goodies.

OK, JD, I'll shut up.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Lots of tailpipes in this coverage. In other words, TV networks usually try to stay ahead of the cars and have them come at the viewer.

Daly Planet Editor said...

rolls eyes....I'm on a diet, no more cookie talk please!

Buschseries61 said...

Start & Parks of the race:

#90 (Lap 13), #49 (Lap 23), #91 (Lap 25), #0 (Lap 31).

Newracefan said...

The camera is also following them too long we're getting the tops of the hauler (or what ever) too

Anonymous said...

Enough of Kyle already. Good grief. Worse than DW.

Sophia said...

Hotaru!

THANKS. Listening online now. MUCH BETTER..sorry I just can not get into this BOOTH on tv.

Karen

I like chocolate but no energy for baking tonight..so just had some dark chocolate kisses to hold me over till I make cookies later this weekend.

I also think the fact shrubba dubba ding dong is leading KILLING the mood of this race....sigh.

Hated seeing Justin A wrecked out earlier

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks for the S&P info! Marty Smith was answering questions yesterday on NASCAR Now.

One question was why Dave Blaney was not running better?

Mary just answered it like this...

"Three words...start and park"

It was awesome.

Maybe NASCAR can figure something out for the stretch run.

JD

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Is anyone aware that tomorrow is Shruba-dubba-ding-dong's birthday? Would be a good weekend if he won both (but not for me).

I bet ESPN's loving this. No deviation from 'the script'.

Oh, and there's Carl too. How perfect for them.

Dot said...

I'm off balance tuning in late.

Good, Shruba duba behind Carl. Happy hotaru?

Buschseries61 said...

Did they mention Allgaier and McClure were back on the racetrack?

Keep an eye on the battle between the #26 and #01. They were 2 points apart before the race battling for the last locked in position.

Newracefan said...

They are doing a fairly decent job of talking about the non-cup guys (I don't consider Bliss a cup guy) considering the have pretty much taken over the top spots. However don't go overboard on Mike Bliss please.

OK what's with the triple shot of the pass. Not sure I like it

Daly Planet Editor said...

Shannon Spake has been working like a maniac tonight. Love the effort.

glenc1 said...

and Blaney deserves better than that...they all do.

Daly Planet Editor said...

How about this one on an earlier caution as reported by Bob Pockrass on Twitter:

"NASCAR believes this debris caution is for a hammer up against the Turn 4 wall. How did that happen?"

Nothing said or shown...

Dot said...

If Shruba duba wins tomorrow, he'll be the 2nd guy to do so on his b-day. Let's hope he doesn't.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

I am not! Go everyone else (even though I'm a Roush fan)

Daly Planet Editor said...

When Nemechek qualified today, the Fox guys said he could not afford the tires to run the whole Cup race.

There is just something fundamentally wrong with that.

Newracefan said...

OT JD did you see Kyle Petty's post on twitter?

Sophia said...

NOT a fan of the odd Triple shot camera.

some NASCAR directors watched too many episodes of the Brady Bunch.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Jerry does get fired up...when he throws to commercial!!!

Vicky D said...

Good observation by AP on Burney Lamar's car. Nice to see the booth showing more than just the cup guys.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Well, hey, David Ragan ain't running tonight (or next week) so I wouldn't mind anyone but Shruba-duba, Carl, Mike Bliss, and Jeff Burton (some reason, I can't stand Jeff).

I should swap over to my Google account- forgot untill now I had one.

Newracefan said...

Yea JD but it's a great commercial. Mikey and Macy, too funny

Dot said...

Poor Joe. He makes such an effort. I swear if I the money, I'd buy him some tires.

@ dear Sophia, funny.

Sophia said...

seeing Mikey Commercial reminds me.

I sat through an entire episode of that My Name is Earl show. WOW, when did that show become so crude and coarse? Watched it the first few epis of Season 1 and then lost interest..maybe that was why. Mercy!

Daly Planet Editor said...

About being sad? Has to be a tough year for Kyle. Not made any better by NASCAR Smarts and that horrible format.

Vicky D said...

Sophia, wasn't that show terrible last night? How is it still on the air?

Anonymous said...

anyone else with thoughts on the espn commercial dramatizing the crashing aspects of racing? maybe I'm just noticing it cause of the talladega fall out, but that commercial clearly has an attitude of attracting the "casual fan who loves crashes" kinda disgusting honestly

Dot said...

"had"

JD, since you're here, can we not do the word thing?

Sophia said...

AC/DC for bumper music on MRN from like 30 years ago! She Shook Me All night long...first few bars :)

BLAST from the past

Nice to hear Barney Hall again!

Daly Planet Editor said...

OK, I'll test the water.

Newracefan said...

Yes JD that post, I just hope camp doesn't lose it's support since he's not around anymore. Tony's Prelude isn't for camp this year either, but I guess spreading the wealth is probably more fair.

Ahhh there's the Biff.

ESPN's through the field is sponsored, with all the sponsor items on Fox you would think they could get something sponsored that the fans want to see.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon,

I kind of felt that is what was wrong with Carl being on all these TV shows.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Okay, swapped over. Really became a hassle typing my username, and remember... oh, have an account.

Whew, this race is flyin' by so quickly.

Anonymous said...

Did Daly say he was on a diet?! NO WONDER he is so upset about the Burger King! It's not the butts - it's the buns!!! hahaha

PS Why has Dr. Jerry Punch declared war on excitement?

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Newracefan said...

I love it when they start talking fuel mileage, anyone really think this race will stay green to the end? This is a NW race after all, heck Steven Wallace has dumped or almost dumped at least 3 cars already and he's still not on the lead lap

Daly Planet Editor said...

ROFL...I am not a diet kind of guy!

Let you know how it all works out.

Does Kevin Costner and NASCAR together kind of make your brain hurt a little?

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Sophia said...

Kevin Costner in ANY combo makes my head hurt.

NOT a fan of that cre-- er, guy.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Delana Harvick is on Twitter. She is not liking her pit crew. Bad stops. Should be interesting right now.

Buschseries61 said...

A caution for Morgan Shepherd losing power?

The battle for 30th in owner points is intense. The #26 is 5 points ahead of the #01 right now.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

I follow De on Twitter too. Her comments are interesting to read.

Newracefan said...

OK why is this guy screaming at me for ESPN360, are they kidding me with this commercial.

Daly Planet Editor said...

We always try to remind others that at least Morgan runs the entire race, often on his own dime.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

I hadn't planned on listening to the whole race tonight... actually a pretty good one.

Dot said...

@ Anon 9:16 & JD,

It's a sad world we live in when crashes are used to get viewers. True fans watch regardless. Yes, they are breathtaking. I find it more breathtaking when they almost wreck. Like, "how'd he save it?"

If you've noticed in the media, all the news is now based on bad behavior and sensationalism. Maybe my age is showing.

JP sounds like he's winding down. Time for him to switch batteries.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

nrf- I hate Billy Mays too. But there are some funny YouTube vids of his commercials.

Vicky D said...

JD - This race broadcast is not bad. I don't know whether I missed it but have they mentioned who has gotten the lucky dog? Also, I hate when RW says - driving their brains out!!!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

His track bar is done.

Dot said...

Drive his brains out. Reminds of the other saying and I keep waiting for Rusty to misspeak.

Buschseries61 said...

JD- Morgan gets much more help this year. Tony Stewart pays his tire bill and Kevin Harvick helps with cars.

With Morgan off the track, the 26 and 01 would be locked in at Darlington and the 89 would have to go or go home.

Newracefan said...

Here we go THE STORY for this race is now behind the wall, now what Doc

Daly Planet Editor said...

The only drawback is Punch, he is back to stats and numbers and catch phrases.

Nice guy, but he should be in the infield.

I hope they try AB in the booth once then Punch is on vaca.

Dot said...

I'm suffering from Wallace/Punch Syndrome.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

As much as I don't like Mike Bliss, tough to see his night end like that.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Bs61,

I was doing NASCAR stuff in the 80's and he was already a veteran. I am amazed he is still hanging in there.

Vicky D said...

Oh now it'll be the Kyle and Carl show or is it the Carl and Kyle show???

Dot said...

Cup guy gets LD. First one I've heard. I like MM.

Buschseries61 said...

They are talking over each other in the booth. Rusty can't stop talking and JP is overwhelmed.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Hope Brad Keselowski ruins ESPNs Carl/Kyle parade.

PammH said...

Don't know why, but I just couldn't get into the race tonite. I'm taping it, but listening to Sirius. My goodness, WAAAAY too many commercials-I feel like I'm complaining about a TV broadcast!! And it's the same ones over & over-about gold is a good thing..etc.
I'm actually listening to the TV now..weird.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

If tomorrow night's race is anything like this one, I might pay attention to that one too.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Think about this. If Fox is hurting for ad dollars and ESPN has a company-wide hiring freeze, you have to wonder how Sirius and MRN are making it on the NASCAR radio side.

Newracefan said...

I don't know if it's because I'm bias (only race I can attend) but I like the Dover commercial

Gymmie said...

@nrf--I hadn't realized that it wasn't for Camp this year. Since the TV replacing is on hold (would rather visit my friends since I can get pretty much everything I watch online for free I canceled cable and the only thing I've ever ordered through PPV was the Prelude) so I'm going to send them the $25 directly.

@JD--yes I've been enjoying De's twitters! I think it was one last night she was tweeting about her Target love! I had to laugh!

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

The wisdom of DeLana Harvick...

Newracefan said...

Gymmie it's all military related this year, kind of hard to complain about that

glenc1 said...

my dad sort of accidentally said once, when he sees Billy Mays 'I just want to kill him', lol. Must be one of the most annoying guys on the planet.

When I heard that about Joe N.....all I could think was, NASCAR needs a rule. Or maybe Rick H could give him a few tires.

Mike said...

You can there's a pack of cars racing, battling for position.....yet they keep the camera on the front 2 cars where there isn't a battle going on.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Hi, Billy Mays here for... stop screaming.

Shruba-duba, NOT again!

Daly Planet Editor said...

ESPN is loving this because it is the script they wanted.

Gymmie said...

@nrf--Billy screams EVERYTHING and I swear there's nothing under the sun he hasn't/wouldn't hock! He was on Jay Leno about a month or so ago pimping some show he's doing.

What a mess :(

Lou said...

You know JD, since you mentioned it, we have heard MM get the lucky dog twice

Vicky D said...

Oh no there goes my guy Brian Scott!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Punch still will not call these incidents when they happen!

glenc1 said...

dadgum? These guys must've learned a lot of euphamisms to help them not swear, lol.

Gymmie said...

@nrf--ah thanks! Yes definitely no complaints here! <3 military

Dot said...

That was some good driving by Burton.

Mike said...

Petree sounds so excited when an incident happens....and then Punch chimes in with his monotone drawn out voice with, "caution has come out on lap xxx"

Glenn said...

I am curious when did things change from, "driving their a** or but off" to "driving their brains out"? Something about driving and brains in the same sentence kinda grosses me out.

MRN may have pi'd me off, but at least they can find a wreck in front of them.

Vicky D said...

And Dot, according to JP Burton just tapped the wall.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

JP- so monotone, you could fall asleep (but I can't due to all the background noise in the broadcast). Like I'm back at school watching a boring documentary.

Dot said...

Have you seen Pitchmen with our friend Billy? You have to watch it at least once.

First time I've heard Biff.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Mike - absolutely right! Makes me nuts! Can't they just switch those two guys for a N'wide race to see how it works?

BTW - SPEED just dropped a line that they have Dale Junior lined-up as a guest on RaceDay Saturday.

Jimmie Spencer and Junior...hmm...

Mike said...

Watch and see there'll be 5 to 10 cars behind Busch & Edwards battling for position running side by side, but they'll keep their cameras focused on Busch and Edwards a couple of car lengths apart.

Dot said...

What happened earlier w/MM and in race reporting?

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Pitchmen... THAT's the name of it. I watched a special on CNBC last weekend and Mays was featured on it.

So few laps to go. I actually would like to see a backflip than a bow (even though I 'disowned' Carl for running in this series)

Karen said...

I don't agree with Andy that was payback by Keselowski. Looks like Leffler pulled a Carl on him and Brad held his line.

Gymmie said...

@Dot--yes that's it! That's why he was on Jay...to talk about that show!

Dot said...

The script is right on schedule.

Newracefan said...

Leffler is not the cleanest driver out there I'm guessing he started it

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Unfortunately, I called it.

Gymmie said...

Poor Herman :(

Karen said...

Dot,

Last time they went to MM in-car, he was busy getting his LD back and couldn't talk.

Buschseries61 said...

Attention Jerry...there's a car in the wall.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Another caution... getting down to the end.

Poor Kenny, even though I find him annoying on 'RaceDay' personally.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

So that's how many accidents JP has missed in progress?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Heck, I would take AB in the booth and Dave Burns in the infield.

At least there would be some kind of energy in the broadcasts!

Mike said...

There it is again....Petree "whoaaaaaaa we have a car in the wall" and then total silence from Punch for 10 seconds. It just seems as the race goes on, Punch wears down...it's as if he's run out of things to talk about.

Dot said...

KW got the call. Can Carl pass SDDD? Will they hit each other? Let's listen to how JP calls the end.

@ Karen, thanks.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

JD... me too!

Dot said...

Win tonight SDDD, lose tomorrow night.

Gymmie said...

No one saw that win coming...nope not at all :p

Daly Planet Editor said...

And the script lives!

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Unhappy camper, am I.

Darn it, darn it, darn it!

Newracefan said...

Ditto Dot

Sophia said...

No OFFENSE to KB FANS:

THIS is anothe reason I have been losing interest especially in NW.

how often do we HEAR about FULL TIME NW guys.

:( STINKS for them.

Vicky D said...

JP gets a second wind at the end of the race.

Newracefan said...

JP calls the burnout/bow better than the race, sad

Sophia said...

I hear some boos I thought.




(Oh, wait, that was ME)

MEOW HISS, Phhfft.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Poor Jerry, such a nice guy but he really killed this broadcast.

Rusty, Andy, AB, Brad and Biff all tried very hard. Shannon was outstanding on pit road.

But, the human monotone just drains the fun out of this series.

Newracefan said...

Shannon, nice interview with Mark Too funny

Glenn said...

I think I agree. It seems MRN has had more commercials this year as a whole. I want to take time to disect a radio broadcast like cawsandjaws, just haven't had time. I don't like to b***h when I don't know the truth.
Mike Bagley has done a wonderful job calling the race tonight.

Well shrub a dub d** ???? ??? ??, I love that name, has done it again. Like him or not he is continuing to break records. We'll have to put up with him for a good while.

Buschseries61 said...

How long will the post race last? Heaven forbid baseball tonight gets pushed back 15 minutes into the 1986 boxing match

Dot said...

WTF would MM need to learn? She has got to go. Doesn't she know the difference between the CUP & NW cars?

Sophia said...

I spaced. WHAT did the bwin ask Mark that he seemed annoyed?

Dang...I even had the tv sound on and missed it.

Newracefan said...

JD is that other guy holding the recorder really suppose to be that close to the TV interview of the winner? Don't remember that before

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by. We will be here with a new column for your comments later and then live blogging the Cup race Sat. night.

Always interesting here in TV land!

JD

Mike said...

The only time Punch sounded excited in the last hour was post-race talking about Busch's post race routine....that's because it went along with his script that he prepared for. Which tells me he can do stuff that's written down, but he can't ad-lib for anything, which is key to be a play-by-play person.

Jimbacca said...

Did I miss the replace of Kenny Wallace hitting the wall? All we see is kenny in the wall and rusty saying he doesnt want to see a replay.

Decent race. Still to many Cup Guys. Too bad for Morgan. He at least goes as far as he can instead of some teams just parking at first chance do to darkness or needing to rotate the air in their tires.

Coverage wasn't bad. I guess anything is an improvement from last week. Rusty is well... He's like a certain person on SPEED. Needs a restrictor plate or at least a filter. Seems like whatever comes to mind comes out in no specific order or reference.
Like many have said switch JP and AB and that would help the flow and follow through.

Newracefan said...

Dot I liked the Shannon/Mark interview, shows she was paying attention at least

Daly Planet Editor said...

nrf, he will get a little NASCAR visit shortly. Hope he keeps his credential for tomorrow.

Lou said...

another short post race. why?

NorCalFan said...

Did anyone notice Andy say Carl Edwards is driving his guts out on the last lap? Brains, guts, what's next? Is RW contagious?

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Decent race, bad ending (at least for me)

Good night everyone.

Dot said...

@ Mike, that's exactly what I said last year. JP cannot be spontaneous which is sorely needed in his position.

Daly Planet Editor said...

As I mentioned in my column, ESPN was only on-hand for the race.

SPEED once again did everything else.

This has not let the ESPN guys really get comfortable and this week was a good example.

I sure wish there was a post-race show online, but no such luck.

Dot said...

@ Nrf, I couldn't believe the question she asked. I loved Mark's response, though. I guess I missed what was on the radio. But really, what would MM learn?

Glenn said...

Daly Planet Editor said...
Poor Jerry, such a nice guy but he really killed this broadcast.

Rusty, Andy, AB, Brad and Biff all tried very hard. Shannon was outstanding on pit road.

But, the human monotone just drains the fun out of this series.

AND now MRN says something about David Poole. Right at the end, right before they thank all their sponsors.
They have their regular producer, I guess she is still mad at David about the grapes.

ESPN broadcast is the same ol'same ol' mess, but that is why I won't listen to them. (crap, here comes "Dialed in", gotta change the channel)

If they want me to pay attention on tv they gotta change a few people.

Just tuned to qualifing, good to see Speed promote the races, even the one on ESPN2.

Richard in N.C. said...

FOX Sports website has not reported race results yet itself and I was not able to get FOX Race Trax to work tonight or last week for N-wide race. Maybe an economy move?

Dot said...

@ Richard in NC, I can't get it to work for the NW race either. Is it supposed to? Or is it just for CUP?

Robyn said...

The new Fox Race Trax is only for Cup. If you want access to the NW race trax, use http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/busch/foxTrax.
It worked for me all day today.

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