Saturday, May 9, 2009

Live Blogging The Sprint Cup Series Race In Darlington On Fox


ATTENTION NASCAR TV VIEWERS: NASCAR on Fox coverage will begin on SPEED is you have a baseball game in-progress in your area.

The weather is hot, the track is slick and even the veterans had problems in practice and qualifying. It is Saturday night in Darlington, SC.

Chris Myers leads the NASCAR on Fox gang onto the air at 7PM from the Hollywood Hotel. He will be joined by Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Hammond for the pre-race show.

Update: Driver Jeremy Mayfield has been suspended for violating NASCAR's drug policy as a result of a random drug test that was done after the Richmond race. This should be a big topic on the pre-race show, but NASCAR does not disclose if this is a medication that is on the banned list or a recreational drug associated with illegal drug use.

It will be Mike Joy calling the action once the race coverage is underway. Again this week, Joy worked a very long Friday for SPEED that involved many live hours on the air covering practice and qualifying. Now, he faces the task of keeping the excitement level high on a track that has featured very little passing in the COT.

Waltrip and Larry McReynolds are the Fox analysts while Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum, Krista Voda and Dick Berggren will cover pit road.

Fox has been struggling under the weight of a very heavy sponsorship load. It will be interesting on an action-packed track like Darlington to see how the frequent commercials and sponsor mentions affect the coverage. Digger will also have a presence, from the pre-race cartoon to the frequent commercial inserts.

This track makes great pictures with the Musco lighting and the low-level cameras really conveying the excitement of the sport and the speed of this track. In-cars are effective, but the action happens so quickly that the Director can easily get burned by lingering on the shot.

Tempers have been running a little short recently on the track, so this is really a potential cocktail for trouble between drivers. Scott Speed did not qualify, so his sponsor put him in the Joe Nemechek machine for an undisclosed amount of cash. This week, the Nemechek car will certainly have enough tires to get beyond he first gas run.

This post will serve to host your comments about the Sprint Cup Series race from Darlington on Fox. 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.

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Jo from SC said...

SPEED and SPEEDtv.com certainly did a lousy job of covering the Mayfield suspension. We got Hermie joking around in the infield while most of the fan boards and Tweeters were breaking the suspension story. It will be interesting to see if Fox covers it tonight.

stuman714 in Indy said...

This will be interesting for all to see how the network(s) play this out. I only wish the best for Mayfield and the team members in getting their situations on track and straightened out, regardless of what the substance was.

Anonymous said...

http://dalyplanet.blogspot.com/2009/05/mayfields-bittersweet-rock-music-video.html

Are you psychic?

Mark said...

The Braves game is done but the Rays are crushing the Red Sox 13-5 but only in the bottom of the sixth. Hopefully the pre-race show will be put on Speed again.

DrTeplisky said...

@ Jo from SC--I'm thinking they will cover this like the proverbial blanket--but like anything in TV, stuff happens.

As the Kevin Grubb story reminds us--none of this is any good. Stuman714 has the right sentiments.

One chance--and one only.

Mark said...

Ok John Roberts just announced that the pre-race will be on SPEED

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon 6:33PM, is that ironic or what? I hope we hear from Jeremy on Wind Tunnel Sunday night.

He and Shana are not exactly the types who have been known for recreational illegal drug uses.

If this was something on the banned list that he took as a medication for a medical condition, he should get that out as soon as possible.

Best of luck to him on this issue.

JD

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anyone now watching anything other than the Red Sox game anywhere?

Help us keep track of these network switches.

Anonymous said...

nascar on fox pre-race show will air on speed, I believe it's an early green flag (7:20), so it looks like the boston market will miss seeing the start on FOX, sorry to thsoe without speed... why can't these baseball games start an hour earlier? it's just as stupid as ESPN trying to squeeze college football games into a 3 hour window

red said...

my phillies are done, cops now on fox -- looks to be no conflict here in philly/comcast-land.

Labbie said...

Albuquerque is clear of baseball and currently has an infomercial on.

Dot said...

JD, my FOX has on Cops.

Kyle said...

SPEED did a H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E job at covering the conference. First of all, they should have known that the press conference was for a cup driver who will be suspended for failing a drug test.

Second of all, I was watching the media-only stream of the press conference and it was halfway through before speed even went to it. And, speed didn't show much of it. They, as always, did a lousy job at covering a press conference.

Mark said...

Top 8th now on the Red Sox game

SonicAD said...

Still in baseball here in Detroit, so will just keep recording on SPEED and flipping to FOX to see when to jump my recording back over.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Unless you are seeing baseball live, you will get NASCAR on Fox as usual.

The SPEED broadcast is for the folks who are watching the Red Sox play Tampa Bay.

Newracefan said...

Outside Philly we have Cops on Fox so no problems with BB here

red said...

hey jd? sprint cup girl has a mic and looks to be doing a stand-up behind hamlin and his mom. what's up with that? i thought she was just there "for ambiance."

Daly Planet Editor said...

red,

They have a whole Sprint network thing going including. Both Ms. Sprints are very involved in the media.

JD

SonicAD said...

Doesn't SPEED only have one national feed though? I'm just guessing, but they'll probably have the race on there in all areas due to technical limitations, though only until the baseball ends which shouldn't be too long after 7PM.

red said...

copy that, jd, thanks!

David said...

SPEED will carry the start of the FOX coverage

Anonymous said...

There appears to be no baseball game on KSWB FOX 5 San Diego so I should get the FOX pre-race show on 2 channels, SPEED and FOX

Daly Planet Editor said...

sonic,

It will go everywhere, but it is up only to cover the Fox markets that are in baseball.

In the other Fox markets, there will be a simulcast like last week.

Sorry for the language barrier!

Charlie said...

I have two Fox channels, one from Marquette, Mich. in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the other is from Green Bay, Wisconsin and both have the Sox game on.

Mark said...

Red Sox game just finished the 8th

Sophia said...

not sure of teams but commercial exit said EIGTH INNING.

NOT GOOD. sigh

I wish SPEED would cover again. This is a HUGE RACE as many LOVE THIS OLD TRACK!!!!!!!

Hey ask and ye shall recieve.

FOX ON SPEED!!!

THANK you.

Sorry for those NOT getting speed.

Remember I said thank you now if I gripe later..ok? It's 7pm

:)

Newracefan said...

I'll be interested to hear what the booth guys have to say about Jeremy.

Lou said...

redsox game still on here in the new york market. and speed now has nascar on fox. switch went ok

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice touch, the baseball announcers did a promo for Darlington with the correct graphic at the top of the hour.

Sophia said...

duh, I thanked SPEED but missed them saying pre show was coming on...just got a sandwich delivered from Roomie. my bad

SonicAD said...

Yep, it just sounded you were saying otherwise. Here, I've got hockey recording on one DVR tuner, SPEED on the other, and I'm flipping to FOX every couple minutes to see if the baseball's over so I can switch channels!

kbaskins said...

Ball game on both my feeds (Seattle and Detroit).

--KarenB

Daly Planet Editor said...

Sophia, having decaf with that sandwich? Gonna be a long night.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

We've got TB-Boston here in Orlando.

Newracefan said...

Half my favs are already in backups so my long night started yesterday

Sophia said...

JD

having a glass of White Zin.

I PROMISE to be more mellow and to email rants to myself!

:-)

But there is no chocolate in the house so that is an issue. . . .

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that is getting the race on both FOX and Speed?

red said...

wow! they sped over the mayfield suspension faster than i could have believed possible! myers read a one or two sentence statement and then said something to the effect of "but now back to this historic race and race track."

guess it's getting swept under the proverbial rug tonight. not sure how i feel about that right now: want the race to be the focus but sure wish they'd given some time to this story.

first digger plug: time for the mute button. i can always read the closed-captioning if needed.

red said...

hey nrf? there's the "strip search" lawsuit commercial again! gonna be a long night, indeed.

Anonymous said...

Ive got racing coverage on both speed and fox.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was a fast mention of the Mayfield thing, I wonder how Manny Ramirez suspension was handled by Fox on the pre show for Baseball. I really think Fax should have explored the Mayfield thing more.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Talking 'bout Mark... awesome to hear he's running full time in 2010

SonicAD said...

I have a feeling that skimming over the Mayfield news may have something to do with them not being on nationally on FOX yet, hopefully there'll be more talk of it once the rest of the FOX stations join the broadcast.

stuman714 in Indy said...

Here in Indy on DirecTV we still have paint drying with TB vs Boston...........ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZz......oh, excuse me, did you say something?

red said...

anon@7:05: i have fox pre-race AND speed pre-race on the individual channels. also, speed just ran a simpsons commercial.

curiouser and curiouser.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Speaking of Indy, Helio Castroneves got the pole for the 500.

red said...

ok, so now i have fox on both fox and speed.

i am so confused, jd!

stuman714 in Indy said...

Yes, congrats to Helio on coming from the courts to the pole in the course of the last month. I'm not a big Penske fan, though I have admirable respect for the man, but Helio deserves it.

Sophia said...

speaking of Helio, some INDY column/blog listed yesterday's speeds as Roscoe 225 and Helio 239mph!!!

Needless to say the latter turned out to be a major TYPO. sheesh.

I don't remember seeing Jeff G's mom before.

Anonymous said...

red because Speed is using Fox's speed albeit with a 5 second delay

Mark said...

Red Sox game just ended Rays won 14-5

Sophia said...

ah, that made me sad seeing Kevin Grubb..they glossed over that, too.
WOW, do they think we can't deal with SERIOUS STUFF during NASCAR?

Tragic ..condolences to Grubb's family.

SonicAD said...

red, it's because some markets still have baseball on, so SPEED is simulcasting the FOX coverage. The last baseball game just ended, it should fold into FOX at the next commercial break.

Daly Planet Editor said...

red,

Cable TV and broadcast TV are very different.

Fox is cablecasting the pre-race show nationwide on SPEED.

They are doing this because in many major markets across the country, the local Fox station is still showing live regional baseball.

In some markets, the baseball game they watched (Braves) is over. Those markets are seeing the pre-race on both SPEED and their Fox local station.

Got it?

red said...

anon@7:14 abd sonicad: thanks for the clarification.

boy, did they sanitize the grubb suicide. and since when was he "still active" in nascar? pathetic.

Anonymous said...

The FOX fluff has gotten really bad this year.

Mike said...

I think they're just glossing over things tonight because this is an abbreviated pre-race show, especially with the Fox side of things.

SonicAD said...

Still yet to join on FOX in Detroit, in extended commercials to catch up on local breaks I assume...

SonicAD said...

and just joined right now.

Daly Planet Editor said...

got the anthem two weeks in a row...

bevo said...

Howdy Pardners!

Skipping the pre-race stuff. Switching between the Ranges-White Sox and the hockey game. I'll tune in when the flag drops.

Sophia said...

Fox in Cincy just joined race at beginning of Anthem after commercials.

David said...

FOX needs to work on changing the script as things develop. Major problem with them pretending as if big news didnt come down an hour ago.

Jojaye said...

Tampa just went to race on Fox. Hi all.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I sure do wish they had taken a moment and updated Kyle Petty's 15th annual charity ride.

red said...

@david: i completely agree. guess this is a story that just didn't happen -- at least until tomorrow or later in the week sometime.

as i say: not sure how i feel about it b/c i want the race to take priority here. but it does seem pretty silly to have just read that two-sentence blip and then move on as if it were unimportant.

Lou said...

Why give an update on Kyle. Had to get the verizon check list in. duh.

David said...

Red its simple. Start the race with a serious tone, mention the news and get feedback from Jeff and DW. Its not hard. Then get back to the pre-race you had planned. You can hold a segment for sometime mid race during a caution if neccesary. This has been a major problem for all the networks lately. The ability to be fluid around a given situation. Even SPEED bobbled that during Raceday

Newracefan said...

Bevo if you skipped pre race and RaceDay? do you know about Jeremy?

Dot said...

Script revisions going on right now for NN tomorrow. BSPN is going to have fun with this Jeremy story.

red said...

jd, with the takeover by boston ventures, kyle petty's presence in nascar was determined. sad. woulda been nice if petty motorsports had found a home for him in that company.

bevo said...

@red, david, JD et al-

To quote Mr David Hill "Tough".
/ a quote I will always remember ;)

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

I only have the race on 'cause I'm waiting to see a new commercial with my driver.

Not in for the long haul.

Daly Planet Editor said...

red,

Kyle is the lead analyst for TNT and is up next when the Fox guys finish.

bevo said...

@nrf-
Yep, was listening to Sirius as I was running errands around town.

David said...

Script tonight:

Stewart wins, Hornish scores a top 5, Shrubby misses pit road under green flag stops which costs him the race.

Oops, did I just leak that out?!

lol...lets see how this plays out

red said...

@david: and that's exactly what frustrates me so much. maybe we'll see something later in the broadcast, especially if we get a sries of yellow or (god forbid!) a red flag.

but i seriously doubt it.
the need to stick with the script is just too strong.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

The only good FOX broadcast is a MUTED FOX broadcast (though can here a bit 'cause it's on in another room).

red said...

Daly Planet Editor said...
"red,

Kyle is the lead analyst for TNT and is up next when the Fox guys finish."

yeah, but not quite the same as having a place in the company that bears your family name. not by a long shot. still so sad to me.

red said...

ihaven't paid attention: did it rain earlier today at darlington?

Gymmie said...

Darn! Scott and Mad Max :(

Newracefan said...

So does Joe N or Redbull pay to fix that car

Dot said...

DW told Artie about turn 1. Shows he does look out the window.

red said...

hey! some sam hornish love right there! sweet.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I expected a little more Digger, maybe that chat had some effect.

Gymmie said...

Yes it was great to hear props for Sammy

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Anonymous said...

anyone else having trouble with nascar.com raceview? It keeps freezing for me at 2% loaded, and I'm paying for this crap? sigh

red said...

jd! i swear by all that is holy that i'm coming down there and dope-slapping you if you mention that rodent one more time, dude!

and it's TWO dope-slaps if david hill OD's us tonight on it!

Anonymous said...

stupid fox affiliate Airing a Weather report produced by our local ABC station

Live in E. North Carolina have local storms all the time

Lou said...

Thanks JD, now the rodent is waving a flag

glenc1 said...

Sophia, I thought Fox did well with the Grubb tribute. It's a sad but awkward situation, and I think it's best to just say, it happened, and we remember him.

As for Mayfield...I don't think there's any more to investigate until/unless Jeremy comes forth, and I hope he does. Hope it turns out to be a stupid mistake with medication (also, remember all the 'supplements' that have stuff in them they sometimes don't have on the label.) But I don't know how much more Fox should be expected to say without more info.

Was it me or was the baseball switch abrupt? I mean, I wasn't staring at the screen, and suddenly SPEED is on regular programming.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Interesting coverage of pit stops!!

Dot said...

I think Annie dilutes the commls of the other sponsors.

Why no Digger cartoon tonight? Is it because of baseball running late?

Sophia said...

JD

How dare you ask for Digger! ;-)

Uno memento, por favor, he will be on plenty. meow ouch, hiss.
Now female type digger waving flag at intro.

I am tweeting, watching, blogging and whippped up a small cake in the oven. Somethin's gotta give.

Wow, Mikey spun again? But didn't hit.

With all the commercials I will have no problem whipping up icing later.

sigh

Alex said...

Very good broadcast so far. I skipped the pre-race show (nothing useful there anyway) and so far from what I've seen, there's been a bunch of looking at battles around the track, not just follow-the-leader. Glad to see that the booth's views have an input in the coverage, seeing how DW pointed out potential trouble back in the field.

Sophia said...

Glen1

Thanks I was gonna mention the Grubb tribute.

True with suicide it's MOST extra painful for family, did not expect details but thought they MIGHT have mentioned his age and tragic early death..but yea, I see the awkwardness. :( heartbreaking

Daly Planet Editor said...

TV news is a mess right now. From the fake swine flu to over-stated weather reports, things are out of control.

If they keep this up, they may well be joining newspapers as dinosaurs.

Jimbacca said...

If you ban someone you cannot call them an active driver. Grubb was banned. Shame that it ended like that. I wasn't a fan of the wreckfest of his driving but it's always sad when a life ends like that.

Maybe just maybe. I know its a low chance. They aren't covering Mayfield until Mayfield responds. Like was previously put maybe its just a simple mis on his part.

Just a shame but you create your own reality.

The starting grid scroll was pretty cool even had indicator of who had to go to the back.

Judging by the responses the past few days. There are WAY more trolls then I expected on this blog. Actually kind of impressive.

red said...

Daly Planet Editor said...
Interesting coverage of pit stops!!

well, we've been asking them to stop the four-box pit stops so they went to two.

guess they can only work in multiples of two.
or something.

"lots of different strategies on pit road . . ." too bad we didn't hear about them, huh?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Alex, they are off to a great start on the event coverage.

Not soooo much for the pre-race.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Jim, they come and go like the weather!

Sophia said...

JD

agree about media. Between the constant HAMTHRAX updates and local weather guys showing off triple Doppler for storms HOURS away and more than a sprinkle, insanity.

Oh great, now a neighbor is starting up a chainsaw. sigh.

bevo said...

Isn't Kahne using that new engine tonight?

red said...

@jimbacca: agreed about the grubb mention. he wasn't active and he wasn't active b/c of his drug abuse. as tragic as his suicide was, it is the reality. to try and present it otherwise is, at some level, dishonest.

Daly Planet Editor said...

No Burger King square-booty shaking so far tonight.

Tracy said...

Big storm in my neck of the woods. Power went out, then when it came back, it kept jerking off and off.

Hope the power holds up.

So awful about Mayfield and the two crew members on other teams. Poor Kevin Grubb.

red said...

JD!!! didn't your mom ever teach you "silence is golden"? man, you are seriously tempting the fates here!

red said...

from chick4smoke on another site:
"osnascar: Mayfield released a statement saying he thinks prescribed + over the counter medicine reacted to cause him to test positive"

thanks, c4s!

Dot said...

@ red about JD, right on. She said with love.

Daly Planet Editor said...

It really hits that we are only 35 of 367.

bevo said...

BTW former NASCAR driver Dario Franchitti :) is on the outside pole for the Indy 500

Newracefan said...

Did Gilliland start and park again this week?

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

You guys see the new UPS Racing commercial? I was laughing so hard. :) Main mission accomplished. Now, just need a good run from David.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I walk on the wild side. It's still a little tough to stay up after 9PM though.....night races are rugged.

Dot said...

Let's have more commls.

Mark said...

JD,
The square butts are done as BK is giving new toys for its kids meals now.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice balanced broadcast even though Mike Joy is drowning in sponsor stuff to read.

Anonymous said...

Get that Digger crap off the screen Fox....

Dot said...

@ Mark, thanks for the good news. Any idea what the new toy is? I read that some parents group was up in arms about the butts.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks Mark, I heard they had a new Star Trek commerial. I get all kinds of PR stuff.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Who the heck would want Goophy Gopher (aka digger) on their cell phone.

Anonymous said...

raceview problems anyone?

red said...

Mark said...
JD,
The square butts are done as BK is giving new toys for its kids meals now.

and TDP all say as one "Amen!"

Dot said...

Unsponsored means S&P.

Anonymous said...

Sterling Marlin drive off... take the money & run...how come no "mechanical reason" covered...
that is bs that it isn't addressed---like being a paid loser in WWE

Sophia said...

@Dot

I hear the new BK toy is a doctor figure.

maybe proctologist?

;-)

J/K!!!

red said...

technical question: what's the purpose of that steel cable we just saw on that camera shot? i don't recall ever seeing that at any track. i know the darlington wall is higher than at other tracks but that cable is new to me.

Anonymous said...

Now Blaney with no reason....just a drive off....

Daly Planet Editor said...

"As both a team owner and a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, I have immense respect for the enforcement policies NASCAR has in place. In my case, I believe that the combination of a prescribed medicine and an over the counter medicine reacted together and resulted in a positive drug test. My Doctor and I are working with both Dr. Black and NASCAR to resolve this matter.”

Mayfield's statement on drug suspension.

Dot said...

Well, my race is pretty much over w/Marcos running in the back.

@ dear Sophia, you're killing me.

@ red, I noticed that too.

red said...

@dot: maybe it's the bottom of the catch fence? but that's usually "woven" into the bottom of the fence, not just out there like that.

bevo said...

From David Newton -

None can be appealed.

NASCAR spokesman Jim Hunter said alcohol was not involved in Mayfield's positive test. He said for Mayfield to return he will have to follow a program determined by Dr. David Black, NASCAR's substance abuse policy administrator out of Nashville, Tenn.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Let me know if you have Raceview problems, I will yell at the Turner guys if needed.

Newracefan said...

RE Mayfield comment. The nurse in me says BS; the Nascar fan says good luck and hope your right

bevo said...

Also this -

Just days after the Daytona 500, one of Mayfield's crew members became the first person punished under NASCAR's new drug policy for a failed test. Mayfield fired Paul Chodora after he was suspended by NASCAR.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

I'm suprised at my 'loyalty' this week, as I still have FOX on (sound OFF).

Come on David Ragan, and the other Roushkateers!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Track fences have continuous cables that run down the fence and push the car back onto the track.

They look like the arresting gear on an aircraft carrier. Steel cables that are woven and continuous.

Jimbacca said...

Gilliland S&P is odd. TRG is big in other forms of racing. Didn't think it would lower itself to this.
Prism? Surprised they let Dave run that long tonight. It was thier Nationwide program that really brought S&P to the front of everyone's attention.
Marlin.. Funny that the owner took digs at the 'old drivers' in his interviews after the win for not wanting to run the whole race.
Some its a means to an end. Bite it now to race more later. But MANY its a means to take in cash. Make the provisional in that group by laps run not by events pretended at.

Coverage has been decent today.

Anonymous said...

JD, I'm still locked out of raceview. This always happens during speedweeks when they run the free trial, and now I saw the ad last week, that they're allowing free 10 minute trials, so I have a feeling they have overused their bandwidth again.. let me know if you hear anything (or anyone else on here if your using it and it works!)

bevo said...

@nrf-

I agree, the tests these days are very sophisticated especially after the second sample. His only hope is a breakdown in the chain of custody.

hotaru-raganbaby_6 said...

Way over and totally sick of these All star race promos.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, I sure will...sorry for your troubles.

David said...

the 71 team is trying to work out its sponsorship situation, and the money is drying up for the cup program to run out of pocket. they are week to week until a sponsor signs or they close the team

Dot said...

@ Jimbacca, didn't Buckler's team win the race this morning? I think it was the Grand Am Series. I told Dan that's how he funds his CUP team.

David said...

the 66 is back out. having brake issues.

back to the garage.

Newracefan said...

Bevo, he has no hope on that front but if the Nascar Doc agrees it's a combo problem, it can be addressed and he can go through some type of "rehab" and come back, they'll never say the test was wrong just think of the precedent that would set.

Daly Planet Editor said...

This is perhaps the best Fox telecast in many races. Nice blend, no problems and nothing being hyped.

red said...

"Daly Planet Editor said...
Track fences have continuous cables that run down the fence and push the car back onto the track."

yeah, but this didn't look like that. it was a steel cable running parallel to the top of the wall and moving as the cars raced past.

by "run down," do you mean perpendicular to the top and bottom edges of the fence? as if a seam running from top to bottom? or do you mean running parallel along the entire length of the fence?

usually the bottom edge of the fence is, i thought, a steel cable that looks as if it is woven into the fencing and then anchored. this cable wasn't in any way attached to either the fence or the wall. that's what i found curious.

the nerd in me gets hung up in that sort of trivia.

Tracy said...

Oh dear! The 55!

Dot said...

Dang it for Marcos.

Mikey's on fire. Not a good race for MWR. :(

Anonymous said...

not to beat a dead horse but consider this :

Mike Joy "TURN 3!!! CAR ON FIRE!!! MICHAEL WALTRIP"

Jerry Punch: "Oh and it looks like a few flames out the back of the 55 car as he slides into turn 3, and the caution comes for 4th time tonight... coming up on ESPN sunday night baseball...."

tiamatsrevenge said...

They use Mass Spectrometer for the drug testing ... So, they know exactly what Jeremy's sample comprised of ...

The test uses specific gravity ... and can tell the difference between Vicodin, Advil & poppy seeds (from a bagel) ...

CRZ said...

Wow, I could actually HEAR the flames in the Surround rear speakers. Scary!

Dot said...

@ Anon 8:28, right on.

Vicky D said...

We were late getting in from dinner outing but the race coverage is pretty good tonight. They are even mentioning the cars in the garage area.

bevo said...

Interesting the different reaction when the "spectacular" event involves someone they know versus just random fans in the stands.

Dot said...

@ tiamats.., to expand on your comment. They had to increase the numbers on the poppy seed tests to keep them from testing positive.

Guilty or not, just having that cloud over you can't be good. Like being accused of wife beating or child abuse.

Daly Planet Editor said...

bevo, did you hear Joy apologize for that on Friday?

Jojaye said...

I know the night is young, yet, its nice to actually be able to see the race. not a bunch of camera tricks & cartoons & bumper camms. MRN talking to Mikey - no reason as to what happened.

red said...

jd, i still haven't heard what mike joy said on friday. can you recap his position?

Daly Planet Editor said...

4 box might be dead! yea!!

bevo said...

JD,

Sorry, I didn't. That's why I was so outraged. I've always respected him ands just couldn't believe his actions during that incident

red said...

ohhh-kay. that star trek/bk commercial is as creepy as anything i've seen in a lonnnggggg time.

Sophia said...

re: Specific gravity

Never heard of that being a drug test deal. Unless they are suspicious of "DILUTED URINE".

It can tell of adrenal disease, renal (kidney disease) and diabetes inspidus to name a few really quick.

Tells of kidney function and ability to dilute or concentrate urine. I know because mine is OFTEN messed up due to hydration issues (I stay dehyrated but it's a long story)

So that alone would not tell specificities of a 'certain drug'

Re: Mikey SCARY looking fire and sad he had bad luck again. Stinks for him. :(

Daly Planet Editor said...

red, you got to get on the ball there son!

Mark said...

None of those annoying Ask.com questions yet either(but I know they're coming).

Lou said...

Do you think burger king can make the rodent go away also?

Dot said...

Another caution soon for JJ.

bevo said...

@Lou-

BK is a bit shy of having anything to do with rodents :)

Vicky D said...

JD I heard Mike Joy talking about the dega crash on Friday explaining what he was trying to explain during the race. I can't write what he said specifically though.

Dot said...

There may be hope for me after all. Marcos is back.

They've been pretty quiet about SDDD.

Martin Vincent said...

@Mark - I saw one Ask.com question, it was "Where can I get flowers for Mother's Day?"

Mark said...

@Martin Vincent-I must have missed it(unless you included the commercial).

Dot said...

@ Mark V, really? Good thing they have the answers. Sons and daughters everywhere are so relieved.

Dot said...

Repeat performance by SDDD. I feel so bad. Not.

Vicky D said...

Anon at 8:28 - JP would say - as the car SAILS into turn 3!

Daly Planet Editor said...

SPEED let Joy recap the accident and show the video. He said at the time there was no debris and Friday referenced it in terms of past accidents.

His point was no wheels, trucks, hoods, etc...

They are still looking for what hit that girl and the others. The windshield is really the only thing that physically broke so that might be the next change we see.

Joy did a good job, but at the time it was still a little weak.

Sophia said...

@Dot

re:SDDD

Don't make me turn this car around! As soon as they start droning on about him, I am coming after YOU first! LOL

i have to say, and not to jinx anything, the camera work and overall broadcast is better than last week.

Anonymous said...

trouble for 24, on pit road for a flat, way to miss that FOX

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Dot said...

Meant to type Martin V, not Mark.

Daly Planet Editor said...

oops..trunks...did I mention I hate my laptop?

Martin Vincent said...

What I had a problem with the other weekend with the Ask.com questions is that they would show Bobby Labonte running 31st a lap down under green instead of showing actual racing. Good to see they're not overdoing it tonight.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Interesting how many of us are still struggling with the fact that this telecast is....good!

Newracefan said...

Story I heard was that it was another fans elbow (or some other body part) that broke the jaw

glenc1 said...

I truly appreciated Mike Joy's explanation. He made an error in judgement, but explaining himself went a long way. No one is perfect.

You won't believe this, but I was channel surfing, and over on Discovery, I *swear* there was a woman making Gopher stew. I kid you not. She skinned it & everything....eeeuuuwwww.

Jimbacca said...

So let me understand this...
Head of Fox sports tells everyone to pound sand if they don't like what is presented.
BUT.... Some of the many complaints have been addressed. Does he just want to come off as a jerk for street cred or did the one producer go on vacation again? Maybe one of the trolls can explain that.

bevo said...

Thanks JD. Joy is a first-class guy. He gets a mulligan from me :)

TexasRaceLady said...

I'm impressed with the telecast tonight.

Soooo much better than Phoenix and Richmond.

glenn, gopher stew? Oh, sick.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Discovery still has that "Turbo" project running on the Internet.

Hope they decide to make it a motorsports network when the economy gets better.

Karen said...

red,

Mike Joy said he was glad to have a chance to clarify his remarks from the Talladega race. He said (paraphrasing) that at first glance, that nothing from the car went into the stands, that all the tethering did its job; he didn't mean to mislead anyone that nothing at all was flying in the stands, but it was not car parts. Then they talked about the girl with the broken jaw and how Carl had called her. This was her first NASCAR race and her dad wanted her that close to the front so she could get a feel for the noise, the air movement, and said that she was very excited to go to her next race.

PammH said...

I've been finishing a book tonite w/the race on & I've heard about 5 ask.com commls.
Mike Joy Fri said he basically was commenting on the car not going into the stands. He did miss the debris going into the stands at first, from what I remember. Anyway, as mad as I was at him that day of the wreck, the apology made up for alot Fri, imho.

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Jim,

The Fox guys read this site, but also most all the other sites that talk about the TV coverage or have issues with the Fox crew.

As you can see tonight from the pit coverage, things can change.

Hope it only gets better for their last few races.

Vicky D said...

Karen, perfect explanation of what Mike Joy said I couldn't remember all that.

Dot said...

@ JD, There is a still photo of Carl's car upside down in the Scene paper. Lots of parts flying into the fence. The film didn't seem to show a lot of it. The fence did catch those larger parts.

@ nrf, I wondered if the girl's jaw was broken while trying to duck. Don't you think we would have heard about the part by now?

Anonymous said...

Wow, I guess criticism of Mike Joy is not allowed on this blog.

Sophia said...

Glenc

On Beverly Hillbillies tv show, Granny made gopher, grits and gravy for many episodes.

:)

@ Bevo

agree on the mulligan for Mike Joy. ONLY time he ever disappointed me so he IS only human.

I forgive all the promos he does on racing. We all know that is not his choice..or anybody else's on shows.

His voice always feels comfortable for me..which is the one thing I hate about the other crew we have rest of the season.:(

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