Sunday, September 6, 2009

Live Blogging "NASCAR RaceDay" On SPEED


The Atlanta version of this popular TV show starts at 5PM ET and runs for two hours live. This should be a very interesting day.

Between Carl's ankle and the swirling Danica to NASCAR rumors, the RaceDay gang has a lot to talk about. Throw in the fact that things are coming down to the wire for the Chase to the Championship and there should be some drivers with their game faces on today.

John Roberts is going to navigate the team through the stories with Jimmy Spencer and Kenny Wallace alongside on the SPEED Stage. It should be interesting to hear what Spencer says about Danica. Originally not a big fan of JPM, Spencer eventually came around to recognize that Montoya is in NASCAR to win.

Wallace stands to be directly impacted by Patrick if she runs mostly Nationwide Series races next season as he is still active in that series. He should have an interesting perspective on her participation.

Hermie Sadler has been working hard as a reporter for the show, but it will be Wendy Venturini who is under the spotlight today. She is good friends with Tony Stewart and it might be interesting to see if Venturini scores the interview with Stewart about Patrick that everyone is waiting to see.

There are a ton of other NASCAR stories in progress today, so we are going to open the comments section to get your reaction to RaceDay as it is in progress. Just click on the comments button below to add your opinion. This is a family-friendly website, please keep that in mind when posting.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, all we ask is that you limit your comments to the topic being discussed. A new post for the live Sprint Cup Series race will be up at 6:30PM ET. Thanks again.

56 comments:

Dot said...

I think Tony the driver will defer the questions to Tony the owner regarding DP. He has said he's the driver on weekends. Maybe Wendy is working on a Real Deal segment to air on another Sunday.

Jimmy Spencer's take ought to be good. I think he and Bernie Eccelstone (sp?) went to the same school of thought regarding women in racing.

bevo said...

I'll give them a try today since football is pushing the NHRA show back but I have a severe allergic reaction to Kenny Wallace, it seems like every time I turn on the tv or Sirius I don't have long to wait to hear him.

The saving grace for RadeDay is Wendy and Hermie.

David said...

bevo they have been fighting rain anyways so that may be another reason they are being pushed back.

pretty calm start so far to RD

TexasRaceLady said...

LOL@ bevo --- you must have sinus problems --- "RadeDay"

I wish they'd stop saying that this race is the first ever under the lights at Atlanta.

I was at the very first night race about 10yrs ago. Granted, it wasn't official, though. LOL It just kept raining, and raining.

Word veri --- bashim ROTFLMAO

TexasRaceLady said...

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy listening to Wendy?

That girl is GOOD.

David said...

she got a great interview out of kyle, really enjoyed it.

are we gonna get a kyle petty sighting?

Dot said...

Wendy pronounces the e in Keselowski.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Pretty interesting that we get Kyle Petty in this show for the first time with his own feature.

I liked it, how did you?

David said...

too short to really tell with KP i felt. needs to come in as a guest host and feel him out for a full show. interesting segment though.

Dot said...

Oh great. Will we see more JWTs in racing because they can bring sponsors or dollars?

TexasRaceLady said...

JD, I liked seeing KP.

I'll agree with David, we need to see more of him.

bevo said...

I like Kyle a lot but he's not one to bemoan the way a driver gets a ride. Same goes for Kenny.

Dot said...

They should make the KP segments longer. I'd rather hear him over JS & KW.

JD, are you here? Please turn off word veri. Thanks.

kbaskins said...

Kenny Wallace bugs the crap out of me. He's a legend in his own mind.

Hmmmmm, maybe I should take the advice of my captcha: "chill".

I kid you not. You think the universe is trying to tell me something? Maybe I shouldn't be so bothered by Kenny.

Nah.

--KarenB

kbaskins said...

Kind of OT, but did anyone see the pic posted by Dustin Long of the inside of my favourite driver's car?

http://twitpic.com/grdpx

Note the little crutches...

--KarenB

Sophia said...

Turn OFF the MUSIC SPEED!@ JPM hard to understand..so I turn up tv and MUSIC BLASTING.


sigh...poor producing

this music thing has to end. Stop the insanity

bevo said...

@Karen- I'm not exaggerating, if you listen to a full day of NASCAR on Sirius you will hear Kenny every day.

David said...

Dot, its been that way for years.

JWT is just the latest example.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks for reminding me Dot!

TexasRaceLady said...

Sophia, I didn't have blasting music during the JPM interview.

Nice Real Deal, Wendy. I'm liking JPM more each week.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Karen,

Kenny has changed so much on RaceDay in the last couple of seasons.

His "act" is now not only getting old, it has resulted in him not being taken very seriously.

If you watch Spencer and Wallace on Victory Lane, they are different guys than on RaceDay.

All the fake hooting and hollering is gone and they talk about racing.

I hope next season this show returns to putting the racing first and the crowd reaction second.

JD

Gymmie said...

I enjoyed Kyle's segment :). I hope they make more with him and that they're longer :)

Dot said...

@ David, I know. But, it did seem there was a little more talent.

@ JD, you're welcome.

kbaskins said...

@ bevo

Jeez, is he as obnoxious on SIRIUS as he is on RaceDay? My head would explode if I had to listen to him every freakin' day. Once every six or eight weeks is enough for me. I don't even watch Victory Lane any more because he and Spence bug me.

(Must chill. Must think good thoughts. Go to your happy place, Karen.)

--Karenb

Sophia said...

TRL partway thru the thumping music was on over video playing on LR tv...I did not know how to find the AUDIO settings like I would in my room.

it was too much for me but I just like QUIET with talking.

we don't have surround sound or anything but it was annoying to me.

Gymmie said...

@Karen--how cute!

bevo said...

@Karen- yes he is. He has a paid segment on Speedway every week and he will call in to every other show during the week.

Sophia said...

missed Kyle P's segment..window guys were leaving, after 4 days..and was saying good bye. Poor guys stuck working on Sun as other team could not make it.

I do like Kenny's demonstration for Carl's foot for the race. :) lol

kbaskins said...

@ bevo

Seriously? Do the other shows ask him to phone in, or does he just do it because he likes to hear himself talk?

Kenny reminds me of one of my cats. Not very bright (even for a cat), and likes to stand in different parts of the house yowling for no apparent reason.

--KarenB

David said...

Karen he calls because he is bored. he stated that much when DW called in randomly to Speedway and KW called in to say he didn't feel as bad for calling unannounced all the time since DW did it

Dot said...

They got to quit showing these BBQ segments. Unless they deliver to race fans at home. YUM.

Daly Planet Editor said...

You know, a little more Kyle on RaceDay since he is around anyway would not be a bad idea. Especially since Bootie is kind of in limbo right now.

I'm just sayin....

TexasRaceLady said...

JD, more KP would definitely be better on RaceDay.

bevo said...

@Karen-there are only two other things that make me change the station faster than when Kenny is on. Talk about how to "improve" the points system and the Chase or why they can't run in the rain.

I would be the host with the shortest career on radio if I had to deal with any of those subjects :)

David said...

bevo, LOL.

i know, it is funny when moody makes a punching bag out of them though

bevo said...

@JD- Kyle as a permanent host of RaceDay would get my vote.

Sophia said...

where IS Bootie these days?

anybody hear a follow up??

Miss him on NPerf

Gymmie said...

I just saw this tweet from RPM:

Tonight's sked: Anthem @ 7:32 pm Eastern; Command to start engines @ 7:39 pm; GREEN FLAG @ 7:47 pm ... pit road speed 45 mph

May be helpful to those who don't want to watch the pre-race :)

peggyann said...

I too love Kyle's TV work, but I wonder if he has other priorities with all the VJC stuff. He is such a free spirit.

kbaskins said...

I vote for Kyle Petty, Johnny Benson (if he doesn't get another ride), and Kenny Schrader (which will never happen because he's still racing all the time) as RaceDay panelists. Fun, without being stupid. Informed, without being stupid. Interesting, without being stupid.

Hmmmm, I'm noticing a pattern there...

--Karenb

Dot said...

KP on RD. I vote yes.

David said...

still with MWR, on loan to the 13 team this week.

kbaskins said...

SPEED does so many things right, like the F1 broadcasting team, and nearly all of the CWTS broadcasting team, the RaceDay pit road reporters, yet they get it sooooooo wrong with Spence, Kenny and Mikey.

--KarenB

kbaskins said...

@ Sophia

Bootie is crew chief for Mad Max this week.

--KarenB

bevo said...

Did anybody ever have a car wash out to sea when they raced on the beach? :)

glenc1 said...

I'm enjoying Raceday more than usual. Kenny & Jimmy are less obnoxious than usual. That Propecia really seems to be working for Kenny....

I'm not hearing loud music during JPM either. But I have some kind of 'smart' audio on my TV. I want more Kyle Petty on Raceday. More Kyle if it means less Kenny/Jimmy, particularly.

Andrew said...

Nice mini-feature on Fireball, Joe, and Ned.

glenc1 said...

bevo, I think they scheduled based on the tide, lol...but it's certainly an interesting thought...if someone got out of control....

my parents got stuck in sand though...$100 for a tow, ouch.

Daly Planet Editor said...

There is a new post up for the live blogging of the Sprint Cup Series race on ESPN at 7PM.

JD

Gymmie said...

@Andrew--yes that was a nice segment :)

I've been wondering how Bootie and Mad Max are dealing with their accents! I bet it must be cute!

I'd *love* to see Kyle, Johnny B. and Schrader on NRD! That would be awesome! :)

I don't remember the race but one of the feeds stayed on SPEED after the Pick 'em Ups and they aired a race where Schrader was doing commentary, was so great to hear him again :).

Andrew said...

..."Wendo-licious"? How has poor Wendy not decked him yet?

kbaskins said...

Yeah, Andrew, I threw up a little in my mouth at that comment. I'm sure Wendy could take him. I'd pay to see that. :-)

--KarenB

kbaskins said...

I love Max. I may just listen to his radio instead of Carl's today.

--KarenB

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks for the comments, we are live blogging the race in a new post. Just return to the main page by clicking the logo at the top.

JD

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