Saturday, July 18, 2009

Live Blogging NASCAR's Saturday Night Doubleheader


First up on Saturday are the Camping World Trucks from Kentucky Speedway. As usual, it will be Krista Voda and The Set-Up that begins the coverage. This week, the pre-race show is at 6:30PM and the race begins shortly after 7PM ET.

Play by play veteran Rick Allen will be joined by analysts Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip. On pit road will be Adam Alexander and Ray Dunlap. This is SPEED's experienced truck series team and the race should be exciting.

The Nationwide Series is the nightcap of the doubleheader and is racing this week at Gateway near St. Louis, MO. The announcing switch has happened and Marty Reid will be calling the remaining Nationwide Series races on ESPN for the rest of the season.

This may be exactly what the series needs to get some momentum going down the stretch. Rusty Wallace and Andy Petree are working with Reid this week and they should be fired-up for this stand-alone Nationwide Series race.

On pit road are Jamie Little, Dave Burns and Mike Massaro. Most of the heavy hitters are on vacation for this last weekend before the big grind to the finish begins for the NASCAR on ESPN team.

Once again, it will be fun to watch two networks take a very different approach to the same sport. The informality and good humor of SPEED will be an interesting contrast to the suits and ties of the ESPN gang.

This post will serve to host your comments on the two races tonight. 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 stopping by to watch these two races with us on the weekend.

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David said...

Whoa, the alligator got lOOOOOOOOse!

Glad we got Marty and Andy. Not stoked about Rusty but it is what it is.

#47 with a sponsor on the hood, willing to bet its still a start and parl

Daly Planet Editor said...

How about a Morgan Shepherd interview on ESPN?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Dark clouds over Kentucky....oh boy.

kbaskins said...

Well there goes my theory about qualifying being broadcast at the same time due to track ownership. For some reason I had it in my mind that the trucks were racing in Kansas this weekend. Duh.

--KarenB

Daly Planet Editor said...

kb,

After a while, it's all a blur.

JD

darbar said...

Here's just another example of the continued stupidity of those who run Nascar, and their partners in crime, ESPN. Why, oh why, are they starting a race after 9:30pm Eastern? And people wonder why the Nationwide series is in trouble? It's because of decisions like this---despite the fact that this is a Saturday race, 9:30 is far too late to start a race.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anyone having some audio hits or is it just the nasty South Florida t-storms?

Dot said...

Why didn't they schedule the NW & Truck races for the same track?

NW Qual and Truck Prerace are overlapping. NW Prerace overlaps with the end of the Truck race.

And they wonder why ratings are down.

Karen said...

Stanton Barrett knocked out of this race and b/c of no qualifying at ORP won't race next week. I don't like that much at all.

Anonymous said...

Interesting situation -- a tie for the pole between Reed and Brad. Brad gets it because he is ahead in points.

Since it was a NEW TRACK RECORD, I wonder if they both the record?

Karen said...

P.S. Plus Barrett is not a S&P'er.

Dot said...

@ dar, does make you wonder, doesn't it?

I read that all TV times are listed in EST/EDT mode because that side of the country is more populated. If this is true, why indeed would they start a race @ 9:30 EDT? Surely they couldn't be catering to the west side of the country like they say about CUP races starting later.

kbaskins said...

My audio is just fine, JD, and has been during the entire broadcast. Must be the t-storms.

--KarenB

Daly Planet Editor said...

Got some news from SPEED. Darrell Waltrip will be Dave Despain's guest on Wind Tunnel and the co-host of the show will be Robin Miller. Wow.

Think the outstanding line-up from ESPN for Monday's NASCAR Now might have pushed this along? Hmmmm...

JD

bevo said...

He's a professional singer, right???

Dave in OKC said...

Kentucky has the second-highest purse on the CWTS schedule? Who knew?

Karen said...

He's a professional singer, right???

Bevo, could've fooled me.

Dot said...

Is Rusty doing all the NW races?

bevo said...

Hornaday and I have one thing in common - I've had an illegal rear end for a couple of seasons now. Need to drop this weight soon.

Anonymous said...

Bevo, I think used to be a professional might be more appropriate.

Frank in Sebring

Daly Planet Editor said...

When Lee Greenwood came to my town he turned the whole place out for his concert.

Should have had him sing God Bless the USA.

JD

eaglesoars said...

Boy I can't believe that was Lee Greenwood! NORMALLY, I just love his songs, not sure what's wrong here?

Dot said...

@ bevo, too funny.

Sophia said...

JD

Last week on WT or at least WT EXTRA online, Robin Miller was announced as a co-host with Despain. I always look forward to RM :)

DW should have some interesting opinions

Jojaye said...

Hi all ! Robin & DW & Despain, oh my lol.

Nice to have Mikey back in booth for trucks, he just energizes it.

Sophia said...

Truck races NEED to get rid of that dreadful always there and annoying electric GUITAR music when boys are talking

Vicky D said...

yeah Lee hit a couple of flat notes there but it was ok at least it went fast. It's also raining here in Houston (finally) so I wonder if that will upset the race in St. Louis . . . .

Anonymous said...

The Nationwide race will have at least 9 S&P's: #0, 10, 47, 49, 73, 85, 90, 91, 96.

The sad part is in that group there is a former champion (#85 Jeff Green), Daytona 500 winner (#73 Derrike Cope), Busch Series winner (#0 Mike Wallace), & 2 talented rising stars (#47 Kelly Bires & #91 Chase Miller) forced to Start & Park.

kbaskins said...

Yay! Robin Miller on Wind Tunnel! That man should have a more regular gig on WT. He and Kenny Schrader should be taking turns as Despain's sidekick.

--KarenB

Daly Planet Editor said...

Let's see if Rick mentions it like Ralph Sheheen did on the TNT Cup Series races.

Rick and I exchanged emails over that topic. We disagree...

Sophia said...

re: Anthem

that was disappointing..why he modulated it (changed to HIGHER key) after the beginning was a first for me as well. Not the pipes he used to have. Tough song to sing but still

Dark here and I hope the weather in SPARTA is ok..they are about 90 minutes from here...been dark and spotty showers all day but DIVINELY COOL..low 70s!:)

bevo said...

@VickyD- but he added 50 notes that I don't believe have ever been heard by humans before :)

Dot said...

3 trucks off.

Vicky D said...

Oh no two trucks already off!

Sophia said...

Apparently Robin Miller has been fired WAY too many times, can go off like a cannon and be crude..thus he won't be getting a show soon.

I asked him about getting a free internet show but he said he's too mean if left on his own. :)

I disagree..I find him hilarious even when spouting off on tv in his columns, on radio (the rare time I heard him on an Indy station recently) or in email.

He can be a sweetie and a real gentleman in email.

SPEED should really give him a chance but he will NOT tow a company line. SHAME we can't have free spirits

Vicky D said...

I can't count - Dot is correct 3 trucks off.

Jojaye said...

Commercials just about blasted me to the next room!

Sophia said...

WT real quick off topic

You guys ever listen to the EXTRA 30 minutes on the internet after WT leaves SPEED? Except for the annoying rotating circle cam, it's great. NO COMMERCIALS and due to copyrights, can't play much video so you just give Dave and calls, emails or sometimes a guest. He mentione Robin Miller as the EXTRA guest..you get more WT in 30 minutes online than an HOUR with commercials.

Now back to the Truck race.

Sophia said...

Pinks' stinks.

Can't believe they have commercials with that guy.

bevo said...

@jojaye- as bad as TNT last weekend

Dot said...

7 off now.

Sophia said...

It's amazing we can read TWEETS from astronauts in space as we watch the race, but the British Open went black a few seconds a few times today on two different tvs.

BTW GO TOM WATSON.

9 S&P listed? wow.

Wonder what the crowd is tonight in SPARTA

kbaskins said...

Speaking of SPEED, every time that commercial for the Thursday night "Big Block" comes on, I think to myself how I obviously don't fit into their demographic, since I don't say "dude" every sentence, and I don't have a hammer in my head.

For some reason, this fact makes me feel good.

--KarenB

Vicky D said...

Already lots of trucks down multiple laps. So far good broadcast.

Dot said...

@ KBaskins, funny.

Dot said...

Is the ARCA race really live. The guide shows (D). I'm so confused.

Vicky D said...

David was already a lap down but got the LD. Why doesn't Nascar change the pit rules and restart to DFR SOS! This double pitting is such a waste of time.

Dave in OKC said...

@dot - The ARCA site says SPEED is carrying the race live.

bevo said...

@Dot- tape-delayed

kbaskins said...

@ Dot

My guide shows live coverage starting at 6:30 PT, right after the truck race.

--KarenB

Karen said...

My guide says ARCA 2008. What the heck?

bevo said...

Check out JD's Saturdayy schedule at Daly Planet :)

Dot said...

Thanks guys. I guess if the track is lighted, ARCA will be live.

Now, which race do we watch NW or ARCA?

Agree about the 2 pit stops. Stupidest rule ever invented. I'd rather hear SOS after every DFR.

Those motorhomes sure are nice. Too bad they cost almost as much as a house.

Dot said...

Aha, tape delay.

kbaskins said...

SPEED's website says the race will be live, too.

I have an owie in my head!

--Karen

Dave in OKC said...

9 trucks out already?

Vicky D said...

This is terrible for the series. 10 trucks out by lap 50. Favs not having a good night. Like AA's pit reports too.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I asked about ARCA, was told it was going to run earlier and be on delay.

Then no quals for the Trucks and ARCA is now live. Weird day.

kbaskins said...

So now that you're a hobbyist, JD, they're lying to you.

So sad.

--KarenB

Sophia said...

Dot those winnebagos are more than houses...a neighbor down the street has one worth over 200,000 and some cost 600,000. His is parked on side of his house behind privacy fence and under trees.

Looks like something the NASCAR driver's have. When Hurricane Ike knocked out power last year, our next door neighbors kept their meat in this guys RV fridge..he had generator and Satellite tv..never missed a beat! I don't know the neighbor but would love to see the inside..it has the sides that extend out as well.

Dot you you been on Twitter lately? Sent you a note and haven't seen you in days. =:-0

I can't believe how many are out of this truck race and Hornaday will be getting a penalty from his truck before the race began.

Odd to see the sun out at Sparta..is this thing LIVE or a bit of delay...I realize it's overcast here but it looks more like 7pm than 8pm in SPARTA to my eyes..could be tv cams tho

Sophia said...

Sparta has lights correct? ARCA could be night race

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Dot said...

Why do they tell us to watch their hands? Can anyone see them? Can they see them from the booth?

Daly Planet Editor said...

KB,

That's citizen hobbyist to you!

Dave in OKC said...

Sparta is on the western edge of the Eastern Time Zone. Local time for sunset is 9:01 PM.

Daly Planet Editor said...

OK, no Mayfield comments please!

That guy is giving me nightmares and cramped fingers at the same time!

red said...

sorry, jd: posted that comment in the wrong column. have deleted it and placed it where it belonged.

David said...

Dot, I dont think the qualifying results from this week carry over to ORP. Only the pit selection for the top 30 in owners points.

Stanton will get another shot.

As for the schedule. Gateway, Nashville, Kentucky, Memphis, Kansas, Chicagoland and Vegas are all races they share with the NW series. However none of them are companion with the NW series. Thus what i proposed a few weeks ago. Work NW races away from companion Cup events, and work it more with Trucks to allow more development while making it tougher for Cup guys to do full doubles like they can now.

Sophia said...

red

Easy to get lost here lately remembering where to put what. So many active blogs! Need breadcrumbs.

red said...

hey citizen hobbyist? do you get a badge or a wallet card or a certificate or anything? maybe a coupon for free pizza in the media center? anything?

Vicky D said...

Well we lost the satellite signal because of the bad storm so I'll just read the blog. Hope the power doesn't go off next . . . .

David said...

Sophia, they can work the cameras to expose more light so it appears brighter than what it is. Remember in 2000 when the Cup cars qualified at Talladega after a rain delay. Kyle Petty pretty much ran in darkness his whole lap. Only the front press box had lights. It was interesting. Looked pretty decent then they turned the exposure on the camera down and you saw how dark it really was.

Sophia said...

Not a PEEP from SPEED and about 1/3 of the field is out?

wowwwwwwwwwwww. I'd like a little more info to be forthcoming.

tiamatsrevenge said...

Kentucky Speedway's own website lists the ARCA race will be after the Truck race ...

As well as Lee Greenwood had a concert after Truck qualifying ... which would explain the vocal issues during the National Anthem ...

Daly Planet Editor said...

red,

We are still trying to see how all that fleshes out. Same guy in charge of that is handling the Mayfield chaos, Ramsey Poston.

He seems to be a little busy these days.

Sophia said...

David

Thanks..just started watching race in 2004 but know camera exposure can change lighting from little bit of photography I know.

Oh boy..brickyard promo for SPEED....I think they should've REPAVED the track if what MIKEY said is true on the money spent to get better tires.

How about wider tires for the COT or SOMETHING while they are at it. :)

red said...

@jd: yeah, a likely excuse. those nascar bigwigs always have some excuse, don't they?

maybe three doors down can re-write their song, this time entitling it "citizen hobbyist"? i'm sure the planeteers could come up with some snappy lyrics.

question of the night for me is what do i watch after the trucks? arca or n'wide? suggestions, anyone?

bevo said...

@red- JD can't talk about that stuff now that he's a double ought secret agent and all :)

kbaskins said...

ARRRRGH! Digger!

Please, no.

--KarenB

Sophia said...

ACK!@^!&#^!&^# DIGGER PROMO.

#FAILSPEED

red said...

noooo! the rodent resurfaces!

Sophia said...

Is Kyle B running in NW? If so I will watch ARCA..

Also anybody know if Kenny Schrader might be in the booth for the ARCA race or is he running in it?

Jojaye said...

OH NO!!! Digger onyour desktop- commercials for that freaking rodent. Racebuddy must have unblocked the manhole when they left! Dang.

kbaskins said...

@ bevo

That's a "double ought citizen hobbyist secret agent" to you.

JD should put that on a business card.

--KarenB

Dave in OKC said...

ARCA or NWide? Tough choice...

The ARCA race is only 150 miles (100 laps). Could probably watch teh entire ARCA show and then catch the end of the NWide race.

The Wallace family has a long night ahead of them. All three (Rusty, Kenny, and Steve) are flying to Maine after the race for the Oxford 250 short-track show tomorrow. Kenny and Steve will race; Rusty is the grand marshal.

Let's see how quickly Rusty gets off the air tonight.

David said...

Sophia, IMS was repaved only a few years ago.

Talk has existed for awhile, Evernham really fueled it for the last 2 years about wider tires and both NASCAR as well as Goodyear are looking into it. Remember though, wider tires mean you have to re-engineer the entire front end geometry of the cars since a wider tire means the already close clearances would be even tighter if not cause rubs.

Its not as easy as just making a wider tire. Wish it was, but its not so.

Sophia said...

July 18, 2009 8:19 PM
Blogger bevo said...

@red- JD can't talk about that stuff now that he's a double ought secret agent and all :)

~~~~
LOL~! A Jethro Bodine reference. I love this blog. You never know what you are gonna get as a small tidbit.

I really hate this new pitstop rule for trucks..let them get gas and tires...sigh

red said...

sophia, that's a "no" on young mr busch on n'wide tonight.
i'm thinking more about the difference in broadcast quality -- if you get my drift.

kbaskins said...

@ Sophia

Yes, Shrubby will be in the NW race. There aren't many others though. I think Edwards, Harvick and Stremme are the only other Buschwackers. (And yes, I know, it isn't the Busch series any more.)

--KarenB

Dave in OKC said...

Sophia - Kyle is running NW. He qualified ninth.

David said...

The Shrub is racing in Gateway tonight. Starting top 10 i believe.

Logano is off though, Coleman in the #20

David said...

K. Busch, Edwards, Harvick, Sorenson are your notable Cup drivers for the evening.

Sophia said...

David if only they could also get rid of the SPLITTER who's very design I loathed from day one and it's a problem in the grass or if it gets broke.

I know it's convoluted/complicated to fix the IROC- er, COT. :)

Jojaye said...

I thought KB was racing in NW tonight. I thought he was there during Quals...

red said...

sophia and all: pay no attention to me for a while. life is intruding for a bit and i'm needing to be away from the race physically as well as mentally for a moment or so.
sorry for the misinformation there, sophia.

Sophia said...

Hmmm one NO & three YES's KyB is running...ugh.
Glad I asked, thanks for the feeback.

I will start off with ARCA and maybe finish on BS P U

Daly Planet Editor said...

Not a whole lot going on with only a few fast trucks.

Not too happy that Waltrip and Parsons are painting pictures that are not very real for the TV viewers.

Daly Planet Editor said...

red,

You real life hobbyist you!

kbaskins said...

Oops! Sorenson, not Stremme. I always get those two mixed up.

-KarenB

Sophia said...

@red

it's ok. I've had similar life issues lately...I am familiar with Swiss Cheese brain syndrome.

or C.R.A.F.T. Disease=Can't Remember a Flipping Thing :)

I have notes all over kitchen, on bathroom mirror, calendars...in litter box...

ok, just kidding about the last one

PammH said...

@ red...ummm, I'm pretty sure Vike Kyle is in the CupLite race tonite. He's running for the "championship" against Cux Carl. I'm opting out, because I really don't care for the Kyle versus Sliced Bread show.

David said...

Trying to re-engineer any race car is complicated. When they took the splitter to trucks it had a drastic effect for them.

I didn't mind the splitter, was kept informed of the progress from an insider at RCR when they were developing this car. They've come a long way from a sheet of plywood to the composite splitter of now, but after seeing it in action for 3 years, the splitter does far too much as does the wing.

I love the concept of the splitter but in practice it was unnecessary.

Afterall, the biggest and in my eyes, ONLY reason the NW cars have the tapered spacer is because NASCAR did not want NW cars going faster than the Cup boys in qualifying like they did at Texas in 2007.

tiamatsrevenge said...

David -

IMS repaved in 2004 ... levigated in 2005 ...

The problem was the weight distribution ...

David said...

I dont think it was Texas actually, perhaps Bristol. Either way the NW car design works better with all the ponies down on the track rather than 85% of the ponies.

David said...

2005, only 5 years ago. Nothing for a racetrack. Just good seasoning.

They've softened the tire up, it wears but is durable. I guess the tires last year were too hard and having too much buildup causing catastrophic failures from the bits and pieces ive kept up with.

thanks for the specific date tim.

I believe the levigate, or diamond grinding (whichever they did) was for the Indycars and if i remember correct the 2005 Indy 500 was an AWESOME race!

Dot said...

@ David 8:11, you have me confused with Karen. Unless you're making up for me calling you Steve last week :).

But, I do want to know, what does today's qual have to do with ORP qual? Why don't they get to qual there?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Kevin Costner and Digger in the same truck race. Who could ask for more?

tiamatsrevenge said...

Err, weight evenly distributed across all four corners of the COT (instead of the left weighing more than the right) caused the tire problems ... in addition to the levigated surface ...

Tony George levigated it because the IRL cars needed more grip / downforce and they weren't getting it on the repaved track ...

bevo said...

@KarenB- sounds like a very snappy business card :)

BTW the Glorified Rat commercials have been running for a few months during Rangers games on Fox Sports SW or FSN SW or whatever they're calling it nowadays.

David said...

Today's qualifying determined pit stall selection order for this race as well as ORP. If you qualified first like Brad did, they get first pit selection today, as well as at ORP next week. Regardless their qualifying position next week.

They WILL qualify at ORP next week, but it will not determine the order you pick your stall as it normally would any other week.

They've done it for the past few years based on points, this year the Gateway qualifying results are being used instead.

I believe the GOGH cars will still select their stall based on ORP's qualifying results.

As far as I know now, NW will qualify next week at ORP, it would shock me if it were canceled for anything other than weather.

bevo said...

All NASCAR needs to do for Indy is use Firestones :)

Michelin and Goodyear wish that track had never been built

David said...

Tim, when you consider the exceptional forces of going down a straight at well over 200 and then going into a 90 degree turn that is relatively flat, it would make sense weight distribution would show its head particularly at Indy.

I think from what they said they had softened the right sides and all is well. Tires are going 60 plus laps

Jojaye said...

bevo said...

All NASCAR needs to do for Indy is use Firestones :)

Michelin and Goodyear wish that track had never been built

July 18, 2009 8:41 PM
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Meow hiss LOL just remember - it ain't mean if its true. And is that ever true!

Jojaye said...

Black flag for Ickler - too bad.

bevo said...

@JD- any word on how Johnny Benson is doing?

Dot said...

Why didn't Sauter get black flagged too?

David said...

Ickler, HATE that call. He held his line the 15 and 81 moved up. Same BOGUS call they made on Vickers at texas in 03

Dot said...

I guess it doesn't matter now.

red said...

hey gang. sorry for the brain freeze there: a dear friend is back home in texas, being with a mom who's terminal. her email kinda threw me and i needed to get her on the phone and talk with her.
sometimes, life is hard.

anyway! i think i'm gonna watch arca and maybe catch up with the n'wide race at some point. i'm not thrilled with waltrip this evening: too much stumbling over his words and chattering -- as is his style.

kbaskins said...

Hey JD, did Paula Abdul test positive for meth too?

--KarenB

David said...

Didn't the same thing happen to Vickers in Texas that year too after his black flag? Got wrecked?

LOVE some of these calls sometimes...

COME ON ARIC!!!

Dot said...

I guess it is true. Cautions breeds cautions.

Why are they referring to the ARCA race being live?

bevo said...

That's the same problem I have with MW, he talks over Rick too much.

kbaskins said...

@ Dot

After much too-ing and fro-ing, we've determined that the ARCA race really is being broadcast live on SPEED tonight, right after the truck race.

--KarenB

Dot said...

@ KBaskins, top billing for you tonight.

Race should be over early.

David said...

I wish rick allen had a switch that could turn off Mikey's mic at times...

tiamatsrevenge said...

David -

Actually IMS was repaved in Aug 2004 AFTER the Cup race ...

And the 2005 Indy 500 had the repaved surface ... NOT the levigated surface ...

bryanh said...

I guess all you MW fans are loving him in the booth tonite, me not so much. He must have about 5# of slober on his microphone.

kbaskins said...

@ bryanh

That actually made me LMAO! I feel that same way about Mikey as you do.

--KarenB

Vicky D said...

Can't the audio guy turn Mikey's mic down? We need David Starr to finish in the top 10. Finally stopped raining and have the satellite back but with 10 laps to go.

NorCalFan said...

#51 Brian Ickler has the pole in the ARCA race tonight so maybe he can redeem himself after his bonehead move in the truck race. Wonder if ARCA will have the same broadcast trio?

David said...

Well then it was the 06 Indy 500 that was the good one then. I recall one that had alot of passing and side by side racing. I believe thats the one where Marco lost by inches to Hornish I believe...great race.

Thanks for the info though Tim. I was just mainly answering to sophia that they had already repaved Indy and that the surface was not the problem

Dave in OKC said...

Tough break for Malsam. That kid is starting to impress.

David said...

NorCal, It wasnt a bonehead move in my eyes. He got the short end of the stick in a bad situation.

Daly Planet Editor said...

NCF, SPEED did not list Waltrip on the ARCA race, but it would not surprise me.

Jim Tretow is usually on pit road as well. ARCA and SPEED not the best at getting TV info out sometimes.

I actually wind up asking the talen through Twitter sometimes.

JD

red said...

ok, someone want to explain the shot there of the donkeys grazing?
waltrip is enthusiastic and ya gotta appreciate that after a bunch of race broadcasts with espn but it's just not adding to the race and he's stepping all over his booth partners.

Daly Planet Editor said...

IMHO, Waltrip is having a tough time tonight. No clue why.

Dave in OKC said...

@NorCalFan:

Allen and Parsons will call the ARCA race, but a lot of shuffling for the support crew.

Interesting read here:
http://www.arcaracing.com/news.cfm?contentid=8348

David said...

Rick Allen needs an audition to call one of the Duel races come Feb.

bevo said...

@red- maybe it's a subtle dig at MW by the Director? :)

Dot said...

@ JD, are we talking about the NW race and ARCA? I want to record ARCA.

bevo said...

@David- He called a lot of the Cup races on HotPass last year. Does a great job.

Daly Planet Editor said...

So, did that get everyone pumped up for another full length NASCAR race? Hope so, it starts in 20 min.

Snack time folks! Go for it.

Daly Planet Editor said...

We are staying here for the Nationwide Series race, I am sure some ARCA comments will slip in there.

What is up with Carl Edwards' hair?

Dot said...

Can someone tell Phil that consecutive and 3 in a row means the same thing?

Dot said...

Can I request no ARCA winner spoiler? Thanks.

David said...

Bevo, Hotpass = satellite. Speed = cable...maybe with a Cup event with alot of eyes watching someone will take notice. Maybe ESPN will remove their heads from their tails and make a play for Rick, move JP to the pits or maybe make him a full-time host of NN or just something better suited to his talents. Its a shame they have Bestwick sitting right there but seem to resistant in using him.

Allen deserves a shot to call on a bigger level IMHO

David said...

summertime JD... lol

NorCalFan said...

Carl adopting the "Mayfield" look for a reason?? Just wondering.

Jojaye said...

I was wondering about Carls hair myself. It looks like the "summer cut" we used to get Mike when he was in grade school, maybe, his Mommy... nope I will be nice!

David said...

If a faux-hawk gets a lady like that, i may have to give the Leffler-philosophy a try...

Sophia said...

RATS! had an important phone call but glad Hornaday won. Woo hoo.

Daly Planet Editor said...

David,

Remember the name Marty Reid when 2010 rolls around. Enough said.

JD

Dot said...

@ Jo, you're competing with KarenB for top billing.

David said...

I like Marty alot. One can hope...

bevo said...

@David- think it has more to do with his bank :)

bevo said...

@JD- just wish Marty would come back to NHRA broadcasts. I know it's a step down but man he did a great job there with Mike Dunn.

tiamatsrevenge said...

David -

It's "Tiamat" not "Tim" ;-)


The track was levigated prior to the 2005 F1 race ... Hence, their tire issues (But, those were overblown since the one guy who crashed in practice did so in the same spot the previous year) ...

So, the 2006 Indy 500 was the awesome race with Sammy making the pass on Marco at the very end ...


But, the levigating did not help issues with the COT ...

The COT's problem was 800lb all around whilst sitting still ... going into turn 1, the weight shifted from 800 to 700 on the left and 800 to 900 on the right ... and that's what caused the tire problems ... And they even pulled out softer tires for another race to try & they had the same problem ...

Daly Planet Editor said...

I like this when there is no Infield Pit Center and one of the race reporters hosts the pre-race.

Burns or Massaro are both experienced at this.

Dot said...

@ JD, now that you're the man, what do you know? And don't go all Sgt Schultz on us.

Sophia said...

WOW..I get on the phone with my sister and read here and on Twitter Paul has been kicked off AI.

Now I need to watch it (just kidding) Paula Abdul has acted dippy for years on interviews and I heard lack of sleep/but she also takes pain meds for back injuries. Sheesh.

Sometimes the small digressions here are as entertaining as the race.

Sounds like I missed a good race at the end.

Sophia said...

JD

Just to be clear, can we talk about the ARCA race here if we don't wanna watch BSPN's race? unless you all make me tune in :)

David said...

Doh! Sorry! My bad.

Yeah, like I said, all the issues with the COT get magnified by 10 at Indy. Long LONG straights, 90 degree flat corners = trouble,

The good news is it sounds as if the problems there have been cured. Though we shall see in a week.

Dot said...

Fun fact: The Arch is as tall as it is wide.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Dot, nothing quite yet but do you remember when ESPN used Dale Jarrett part-time and Rusty was in the booth full-time?

The next season it Jarrett upstairs full-time and Rusty went to the infield.

If Marty click with this crew, I do feel that there will have to be a decision made down the road about a switch in roles.

Remember, TV is always interesting.

JD

Vicky D said...

Dot, I would never go up in that arch! It looks so scary for me. JD can I mention that Sebastian Bourdais was fired from his F1 team yesterday?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Good lord, can anyone just sing it like they wrote it?

Anonymous said...

My ears!!

red said...

she's "accompanied" by a bald eagle?! what the freak is the bald eagle gonna do?
hmmm. maybe the bald eagle should've stepped in when she raised the register just then.
plus, she's missing more notes than she's hitting.

jd: since you're now an official citizen hobbyist, can you pleasssseee campaign to take over booking the "talent"?

headed over to arca. . .

Dave in OKC said...

That was a "stirring" rendition?

Dot said...

Thanks JD.

I had the anthem muted. It seemed like forever.

Sophia said...

I think that Paula Abdul think is a joke..I googled it and came up on a fake wikipedia thing unclepedia or something saying Paula is an ex singer and invented meth.

sigh

BUMMER about Sebastian.

snlfan3 said...

don't know what the fans were cheering that the anthem was over or the fly over

Jojaye said...

Dave in OKC said...

That was a "stirring" rendition?

July 18, 2009 9:34 PM
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Yup that was enough to get us to stir & find the remote to mute her. Therefore it was a stirring rendition!

Dave in OKC said...

Jojaye -

My drink stirred itself!

Dot said...

RWI gets the curse tonight. Two for the price of one.

Vicky D said...

Seems like it's rather late to be starting a race especially for the eastern time zone folks. Not too bad here.

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bevo said...

@VickyD- Bourdais is filing suit against Toro Rosso to keep his seat

Jojaye said...

David-
that voice could cause that! lol

Karen said...

bevo said...

@JD- any word on how Johnny Benson is doing?

Read somewhere yesterday he's looking for a ride already.

bevo said...

@Karen- thanks. Be nice for him to sit in on some Truck races.

BTW no MW on ARCA race.

red said...

hey bevo: from debbie benson on 7/2:
"It has been determined that Johnny has a grade 4 shoulder separation that will require surgery. Because of the bruise on his lung it has been recommended to wait another 10 days before proceeding with surgery. We are waiting to hear from the surgeon to find out what date has been scheduled but we are expecting sometime the week of July 20. "

Vicky D said...

Karen Ron Hornaday mentioned during his victory interview and Johnny is having surgery tomorrow or Monday.

Jojaye said...

@red - thanks I had no idea his lung was bruised. Yipes.

Karen said...

David said...

"Today's qualifying determined pit stall selection order for this race as well as ORP.

They WILL qualify at ORP next week, but it will not determine the order you pick your stall as it normally would any other week.

I believe the GOGH cars will still select their stall based on ORP's qualifying results.

As far as I know now, NW will qualify next week at ORP, it would shock me if it were canceled for anything other than weather."

Sorry to be so late in responding to this but in Q'ing, they said this was a twofer. No qualifying in NW next week, not b/c of TV, but b/c there's too many other things to do at the track and they can't fit it in.

kbaskins said...

FoxTrax leaderboard is working tonight. It's the best one out there.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/national/foxTrax

--KarenB

Sophia said...

Red

tx I had not heard of the bruised lung either.

I also heard Hornaday say tomorrow or Monday Johnny is having surgery and wished him well.

David said...

=0

Marty said the words start and park...

Jojaye said...

!st S&P behind wall - Thanks Marty

Sophia said...

Wow big slide acrosss the track...patrick sheltra the 60 car after getting loose.

Anonymous said...

"Set sail and get out of Dodge."

Rusty's channeling Jerry, and that isn't good.

Sophia said...

brian ickler did a great job to stay out of the 60...wow they showed yesterday and car did same thing in practice in same area. wow

snlfan3 said...

Marty called 3 more S&P sounds like he did not get the memo to not mention S&P :)

Vicky D said...

Marty is keeping us informed of the S&P'ers.

David said...

Karen, I have not seen anywhere that be stated as the case. If it is that sucks. No excuse for not getting qualifying in in my eyes

Sophia said...

Wonder why Fox and SPEED never mention S&P but PN can? Just turned over to hear another one mentioned

kbaskins said...

Five cars down three laps or more on lap nine.

--KarenB

Daly Planet Editor said...

I've known Marty for a long time. This is a great opportunity for him to put his own stamp on these broadcasts.

Remember, no more JP on these races for the rest of the season. Marty is the man.

JD

Anonymous said...

It's late, I know, but someone needs to tell the woman who sang the national anthem to pick one key, stick with it, and try to hit all the notes actually in the song before ad-libbing extra ones.

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