Saturday, October 24, 2009

Live Blogging Both Saturday Races (SPEED and ESPN2)


Update: Both NASCAR races are live at the same time, we are using the comments section of this post to update both.

The rain delays at Martinsville, VA began with Sprint Cup practice and will continue with the Camping World Truck Series. SPEED is scheduled for the pre-race at 12:30PM and the live race thirty minutes later.

Krista Voda is going to start the day with The Setup and then we will see what SPEED decides to do when the race is delayed. Rick Allen, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip are waiting to call the race. Adam Alexander and Ray Dunlap are the pit reporters.

Martinsville is a great track for the trucks with good close racing and lots of double-file runs through the corners. SPEED keep the coverage simple and works hard to keep the perspective ahead of the racing.

SPEED has no live programming today after the scheduled truck race, so the network will have a window until sunset to stay available and get it in. We will continually update the status of the event in the comments section and on the front page.

This post will serve to host your comments on the TV coverage of the Camping World Truck Series from Martinsville. 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 dropping by.

Thanks to ESPN's Ryan McGee for the picture.

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ri88girl said...
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Buschseries61 said...

S&P's:
#21 Nick Tucker
#47 Brandon Knupp
#85 Brent Raymer?

Solid field for today's race. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

Daly Planet Editor said...

MRNRadio: Raining pretty good in Mville- NASCAR says no driver intros at 12:30 if it's raining.

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David said...

08 is a start and park too, 87 may, 12 may also

ri88girl said...

Wow, They don't pull any punches in the Dustin Long interviw that's for D*mn sure! You all should read it if you haven't. I only read the first segment and then forgot there were more. Thanks for the link JD

Daly Planet Editor said...

Reminder: You can follow TDP, many drivers and reporters on Twitter.

TDP is at twitter.com/TheDalyPlanet

Daly Planet Editor said...

You're welcome, Dustin did a good job and there is more to come.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Is Krista Voda a trooper or what? She is almost a throwback.

Who needs the Hollywood Hotel or the infield media center.

Delco said...

Love Krista...but ditch the Dr. Dick hat....argggg.

ri88girl said...

That was a neat throwback segment

Dot said...

The Disco look is back in the SPEED booth. Who picks the shirts for the guys to wear? Can't they refuse?

David said...

The fun bunch! The REAL fun bunch. I figured JB would have been a better fit in the booth than Mikey since JB has won here as recently as last year and Mikey has not.

Either way enjoying the Setup

ri88girl said...

@ Dot, one would think, but I swear Larry Mac wore one on NP one day so that must have been on purpose, tight clothing budget this season?

ri88girl said...

Wonder if they will show Todds pink helmet

ri88girl said...

so...what's the rule if trucks are running at the same time as NW does NASCAR grin and bear it? Boy do I wish I had picture in picture...for the first time in my life

Daly Planet Editor said...

Be interesting to see what standby programming they pick to show.

David said...

Wow, what honesty in that Sauter piece by Johnny. Talking about start and park. Thats the stuff I'd like to hear about if some folks would TALK about it.

ri88girl said...

@ David, ditto.

I love to hate Johnny like a bad penny, he keeps turing back up! Good for him.

David said...

ri, i love that he leaves nothing on the table, and at the same time that is his downfall. BUT, he makes it exciting lol

ri88girl said...

Daga at Halloween? Everyone's wearing a costume

Daly Planet Editor said...

I thought SPEED would go to standby programming. This is an interesting call.

ri88girl said...

maybe they figure we'll all bail when NW comes around so get everyone talked to and on camera while they can?

ri88girl said...

Did we breeze over Mikey's little hiccup this week? Seems so, haven't heard any more about it, but haven't been looking either

Vicky D said...

Those hotdogs are cheap! Wish I had one.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That was done by Friday. We had a media watch up about it and it faded quickly.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Vicky, M'ville is such a nice family atmosphere. The location of the track is unique. Right in a neighborhood.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Raining again at 1:20PM. In holding pattern until PM for ESPN2 Nationwide Series race.

Sophia said...

Darn it I missed what Johnny said about the start and parks. I was starting laundry and just now turned on the tv.

tx

David said...

Sophia, he was talking about how 1 year ago at this time he was fielding a start and park ride out of his shop and how he was piggybacking with other teams just to make it from track to track.

Now he is reborn with a chance to race for wins and a championship. Good piece there by SPEED.

ri88girl said...

well at least its relevent filler programming

Gymmie said...

NP :)

David said...

LOL Chad having fun with the "script"

Daly Planet Editor said...

so, SPEED is in filler and radio is as well.

We'll keep ya posted.

Dot said...

I really thought we would be seeing Pinks, Wrecked, etc.

When was this ep of NP supposed to be on?

Sophia said...

thanks david.

darn it just came out of laundry room and missed beginning of NP!!! WOW, will this be repeated? :)

Buschseries61 said...

David - #08 is sponsored this weekend with a partnership with Rick Ware Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing. They will race.

#12 has a sponsor, they will race as well.

The #87 is questionable.

Delco said...

Plz Speed...less towing, more racing!!

ri88girl said...

so what? they took all the cup car ideas and jammed them into the new cot for NW. Try it out there and then move it up to Cup? This avoids some of the expense issues for teams.

Newracefan said...

Here's a thought, would Nascar have the truck race Sun AM and what would that do to Raceday. JD any thoughts?

ri88girl said...

did he really just say the racing has been better than ever? Yeah, right!

Dot said...

@ dear Sophia, NP is listed @ 4PM PDT.

ri88girl said...

Is that why so many drivers trash nascar on the radio, cuz they all have such a close working relationship?

Dot said...

@ ri88, ditto.

Regarding the start time change. I thought I read that it was because of Fball and FOX. I don't remember the details, anyone?

Whatever the reason, for once the fans lucked out.

6p010535e43b89970c said...

I'm watching the Rostelecom Cup from Moscow on Uni Sports ... cause our friend's granddaughter is competing ...


Do we have an ETA for the Trucks??

Daly Planet Editor said...

Track is drying rapidly. SPEED is back live and looks good for 3PM.

Sophia said...

sorry but I think Pemberton is a bit clueless.


sigh...racing better?

I also missed the comment on Twitter that somebody made a tasteless or racist comment on TV today in regards to NASCAR.

Sorry for another question but I just can't watch BSPN..and have been piddling around the house during SPEED telecasts.

Dot said...

Truck race starting, praying & singing now.

Palmetto said...

There's the anthem. I guess I'll set the DVR for the Nationwide race.

Vicky D said...

Anthem was ok. Finally we get to see our guy on tv!

Daly Planet Editor said...

They did a great job drying the track. That was amazing.

Palmetto said...

Faster drying: another reason why short tracks RULE!

Daly Planet Editor said...

MRNRadio Barney Hall's & Joe Moore's Martinsville Keys - 1)Save brakes, 2)Keep temper in check, 3)Clean pit stops.

Charlie said...

I have a friend that does not get Speed or Espn and I have been recording Nationwide and Trucks races for him. I e-mailed him today and told him there maybe an overlap of these two races and since I have only one recorder, which race did he want recorded. He said the Truck race.

bevo said...

Hola Y'all!

Just got home in time for the start. Listened to MRN on Sirius - hope Speed keeps an eye on Setzer. He qualified on seven cylinders so he should be taking chances and charging to the front.

itsonlyrockandroll said...

Will Mikey ever stop talking ? the
answer is NEVER. And of course so
over bearing so in your face so loud ..." don't " it make u feel
great. And of Mr Parsons cant ever
stop telling us things. Mostly
nonsense that we cont need. Why
the other dude is there ? All is does is CLOG UP THE CONSTANT
CHATTER BANTER AND BLABBER.. GOODNITE

Vicky D said...

There's Hermie too. Amazing they could get this track dried so fast after that pouring rain.

Lou said...

Wow, if you were not following the weather, you would not think the race was delayed by rain two hours ago. nice pictures w/the sun out. wish there was a bigger crowd. nice pictures green flag yes, finally.

ri88girl said...

Well, I'll watch trucks until the checkers and then go to NW. Speed can keep me updated on anything interesting over there. The less Rusty the better, sorry.

Anonymous said...

IS IT NOT GREAT FOR for the announcers to TALK OVER THE SOUNDS
of the ENGINES ..ON THE FIRST LAP ?????????
the producer director and anyone
else associated with this hideous
horrid excuse for a telecast should
be fired right now

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Easy there. SPEED has certainly turned up the volume today.

Glenn said...

21 laps before commercial. I wonder what the number will be tommorrow?
Finally back to good racing and good tv coverage.
So far so good on both. imho

6p010535e43b89970c said...

D'oh!!


Missed the opening ceremonies and first 13 laps ...

Cause I was watching the Rostelecom Cup to see our friend's granddaughter kick some skating butt ...

Dot said...

OK, enough with the bumper cam.

ri88girl said...

interesting bit of parallel for those that take notice. NW without Punch, with LaJoie and the better of the two production trucks VS. Speed with Mikey and the speed production team. The ratings should be intersting to compare when they come out.

bevo said...

Are there even 10,000 people in the stands?

Jonathan said...

yeah wow the bumpercam was used a lot there. It was good the first 2 min when the action was close w Todds truck but after that was overkill! I do love Martinsville!

Ha good I hate Harvick! WOooo

ri88girl said...

poor Hermie! :(

Anonymous said...

Bob Griese just apologized for some comment he made about Juan Pablo Montoya earlier in the Ohio State game as they were leaving the air on ESPN. No idea what the earlier comment was.

Vicky D said...

Bummer about Hermie!

Jonathan said...

What happened to Max Papis??? what did I miss

Jonathan said...

Harvick is going to cry watch :(...

lol

Vicky D said...

I think Papis got stuck on the outside but he was getting passed a lot in a couple of laps.

Dot said...

@ Jonathan, he may be having brake problems.

Jonathan said...

thanks i know he was 4th then bam way back there. oh well

6p010535e43b89970c said...

Jonathan - Mad Max got run up the hill by Fontaine ... and got squirrelly



JD - What does SPEED have against running the lap counter at the top of the screen ... all of the time?? It's hard to tell what lap they're on when a caution comes out ...

Dot said...

Are we talking about NW here?

Dot said...

@ JD, what does this do to TDP?

ri88girl said...

apparently renders us mute ;)

Vicky D said...

Check out that tiara.

Jonathan said...

Not sure if were talking NW but im looking foward to Memphis!

Dot said...

What track are we at?

ri88girl said...

still with trucks, 13 just spun, harvick 2 laps down

Jonathan said...

this is some great racing

Anonymous said...

JD,

ESPN may have a problem. Look at the auto racing page of the Raleigh News & Observer when you have a free second.

ri88girl said...

once again someone looking out the window AT THE TRACK!

6p010535e43b89970c said...

Would someone please stick a sock in Phil & Mikey's mouths??

I'd like to hear Rick ... every once in a while ...

Anonymous said...

woohoo the mountains are blue :)

Gymmie said...

Major multi-tasking here N'wide on one tab and Pick 'em Ups on another.

ri88girl said...

@ anon 3:42 uh oh not good for the BSPN family. What a bunch of knuckleheads, but we knew that

Melissa said...

@ri88girl - Catch up with the race. Harvick is on the lead lap. He passed Denny twice.

Beating A Dead Horse said...

Anon 3:42

I don't know how big a foot-in-the-mouth moment it was, but Bob Griese's Wikipedia entry has been updated to acknowledge the incident.

It'll be a video on Epic Fail or Failblog by nightfall.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Let's just finish out both races right here. No other real choices.

Vicky D said...

There goes JWT Dot.

6p010535e43b89970c said...

Would've been nice if SPEED had focused on the hood of Tayler's truck ...

He's got a special decal for Travis Rutz ... They're trying to raise money for his medical bills ... He was injured in a racing accident in Indiana ...

Beating A Dead Horse said...

OK. I'm committed to the truck race and involved in the NW race.

Both are under caution simultaneously.

Anonymous said...

Like how Rusty just called out the #73 for being an intended start and park when it got caught in the JWT mess.

ri88girl said...

Thank you Melissa, but over ten minutes at martinsville is plenty of time to do that and both of us be correct at the time of the post

Dot said...

@ VickyD, for once he's innocent.

Beating A Dead Horse said...

Is JW "Buckshot" T in the garage already? Rhetorical question.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That Townley guy cannot buy a break. They just had the replay by one car.

Liking Marty, Rusty and Randy so far. Need more from the pit reporters.

Dot said...

Does the W in JWT stand for weapon?

Buschseries61 said...

Truck race has been a joy to watch. The only issue was camera work early in the race. There were too msny tight shots and laps of bumper cam. But they figured it out, mentioned/focused on every truck still running and kept the fun and energy.

Buschseries61 said...

Oh by the way...I predict 8 S&P's for the Nationwide race.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Can you imagine how much better the N'wide Series coverage would be if ESPN let these three guys call the race for the rest of the season?

Love how Marty keeps Rusty and Randy in line but lets them have fun. Just enough leash!

Beating A Dead Horse said...

Can you imagine how much better all ESPN's motorsports coverage would be with these three guys?

Not that I am beating a dead horse here or anything.

Vicky D said...

I am jumping back and forth between both races since we don't have PIP. Wonder what Nascar thinks about this!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Still don't get that Champions week promo. What's the point?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Vicky, splitting what is left of the NASCAR TV audience is not a very good thing.

Haus14 said...

In his latest Door to Door page, Marty Smith suggested that NASCAR shorten the season to avoid the NFL. I would also add that they should shorten the season to avoid college football. Racing only during the commercials for me. Even with two tv's going, too many good college football games on. No room for racing. Sorry...

Buschseries61 said...

Lively Rick Allen welcomes new viewers to Martinsville Speedway at the top of the hour. Jerry Punch would say in a monotone voice "in case you just joined our coverage.." at 4:13 and 51 seconds.

Every time I change from Trucks to Nationwide, ESPN is at commercial. Gurr...

Newracefan said...

Can't really participate since I am wayyyy behind with the truck race and just DVRing the NW race. Really liking the trucks in HD for the first time I can even read the ticker.
It's gotten very dark here must have the Martinsville weather, perfect excuse to do nothing but watch racing

Beating A Dead Horse said...

What is worse is trucks on left tv, cars on right tv, TDP on laptop and ESPN360 football on desktop.

ri88girl said...

staying with trucks cuz no PIP and not smart enough to keep track of two races at once.

Gymmie said...

I thought I was tuning in to watch a N'wide race this is a demolition derby :(

Vicky D said...

Hey JD, did you see the "big" billboard of your favorite product? Also, our sound keeps on going off and on. For a small truck, there's lots of cars involved in each wreck.

Melissa said...

How weird is it that there are cautions in both races at the same time, AGAIN?

Beating A Dead Horse said...

Did ESPN just catch a wreck on camera live? We need that producer and director duo tomorrow.

Dot said...

That was an informative shot shown from Carl's car cam. Only on BSPN.

Melissa said...

sorry RI88girl. I guess I should have looked at the time you posted.

Tripp said...

A bit late to the party. I decided to watch the NW race because Eddie MacDonald is running it. I've met him a couple of times. A nice guy and a great racer. Ended up 2nd in points in CW East.

Disappointed he found the oil early. Booth did a nice job commenting on his history. Maybe he'll get the Lucky Dog on this latest caution

ri88girl said...

what do you expect when you have three wallace's In the race and one calling it?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Herm going at it with Steve Wallace....hmm....

Dot said...

BTW, Keller is the cursed driver today.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Truck race is coming down to it folks. Harvick right in the mix.

Beating A Dead Horse said...

Leader has checked out. TV showing the race for second. Are you watching, ESPN?

Sophia said...

Just saw the Tweet about Dueling Races blogging :)

Ok. i can't keep up with twitter & here and the racing. I picked a bad day to do laundry and mix up a small cake.

seeeing more in truck cams on Speed and bumper stuff when I glance at BSPN...could just be the timing. been mostly listening to SPEED until now.

Can ANYBODY tell me how Kenny Wallace is doing? :)

Sophia said...

BTW I really hate this "only get fuel OR tires" in racing series. Annoys

Jonathan said...

woohoo here we go..

Tripp said...

The NW PxP is really fun listening. This combination is excellent. Up on the chip, informative and with good humor. Can't ask for too much more than that.

ri88girl said...

Harvick to Horneday via spotter

-if you get up in the top five don't do anything foolish it's good enough for the championshi;\p

Hornaday to Harvick via spotter

-yeah he's saying that cuz he wants to come up and pass me.

how right you are Horn!

bevo said...

Great finishing laps for the trucks

Anonymous said...

seems like a lot of in-truck cams today in the trucks....

Haus14 said...

good news Sophia, I am pretty sure that that will change next season!

ri88girl said...

Way to Go! great race good first win! Excellent fun!!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Pretty good TV coverage on SPEED. Credit to them for hanging in there on the rain delay.

Little too "screamy" for me today.

Vicky D said...

If Starr doesn't win, hope Timothy Peters does.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Let's keep the Nationwide comments right here since we are almost 50 laps into the race.

Sophia said...

WHY is speed on the CC for so many laps?????



Well at least thelas couple laps was FULL SCREEN!

FINISH LINE CAM WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

& drop down grid! THANKS SPEED

:)

Tripp said...

NW39 Eddie Mac up to 18th after being involved in the first caution. Would be nice if ESPN would mention it but I'm hoping for too much

bevo said...

Speed caps off a great telecast by showing EVERYONE cross the line even with a first time winner. Great job by the folks at Speed!

Jonathan said...

wow thats awsome wow good for him!!!! and that team always good to see someone get there first win great

Dot said...

K Wallace 16th.

ri88girl said...

now if BSPN were smart, they would give all of us coming over from trucks a through the field.

TexasRaceLady said...

Fantastic finish to the truck race.

Thank you, SPEED !

Beating A Dead Horse said...

Well, we got to see the top fifteen finish before the obligatory celebration that cannot be tape-delayed for any reason.

There was too many in-truck and other gadget-cams in today's production, but it didn't come close to the ESPN overkill level. Other than gadget-cam, it was a good solid broadcast, called well from the booth. Good job, Speed.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks to you all for being patient today. No other way to handle this really.

Just one big TV live blog....

Daly Planet Editor said...

ri,

Hopefully they will reset when SPEED ends their telecast.

We will see....

bevo said...

Speed showed 27 trucks cross the line

Jonathan said...

Well I see Mike Bliss is leading the NW race. interesting, i'd like to see Landon Cassill do well today. Maybe he can pull off a win? ha

Tripp said...

ESPN should reset regardless since we're in caution.

Jonathan said...

hey the big blog is all good w me. We appreciate it!

Tripp said...

Nice pit report from Jack on the Edwards situation. Calm and complete, unlike what normal with the regular pit reporters.

Dot said...

Fair comparison between Bliss & Weed's pit stop #s. Considering Weed is using his CUP team pit crew.

Buschseries61 said...

Refreshing to see a new face in victory lane. Way to go Speed showing every truck finish! They may of had their camera issues, but everything else was flawless. I will take a screamy announcer over a season of dull Jerry Punch any day.

**** / ***** (Great)

ri88girl said...

I'm sure I should know, but I have no idea who Richard Boswell is. What series does he come from?

Tripp said...

"Memphis Mogus"! I love it.

Tripp said...

Oops. Should have been "Moguls"

Beating A Dead Horse said...

bevo said...

"Speed showed 27 trucks cross the line"

My bad. Multitasking and all.

Dot said...

@ ri88, I don't know who he is either.

ri88girl said...

@ Dot
the last name rings a bell, like his dad was a racer/crew chief or something like that

Daly Planet Editor said...

It's the double secret race live blog.

Nice to see SPEED doing a full post-race on a rain delayed event that is running way long.

Dot said...

Another informative view from the car cam. Bet there's more tomorrow.

Vicky D said...

I think Boswell is from the UARA racing series.

ri88girl said...

I like that it's girls in the 'race bouncers' in the verizon ad, very cute

Melissa said...

Nice shout out to Timothy Peters by Marty. If only the music wasn't so loud. Now, when you come back, please do a race re-cap.

Vicky D said...

I wish Nascar wouldn't allow cup pit crews in the NW series.

Martin Vincent said...

Richard Boswell is the son of Dickie Boswell, who ran in the Busch Series from 1982 to 1986. He's also been driving Dale Jr.'s cars in USAR Hooters Pro Cup and in local late model competition.

ri88girl said...

@ Vicky

I know a lot of initals, but I've never seen those. could you give me a hint? thanks ;)

Jonathan said...

His day just got longer lol mr extenze!

NorCalFan said...

Richard Boswell according to wikipedia drives in both the Hooters series and late models for JR Motorsports and currently resides with Jr. He's the son of a former Busch series driver.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Little too many tailpipes in the N'wide race. See if you can see where the Director might cut to the next camera a little quicker to keep the cars coming at you.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the recap ESPN - NOT!

Dot said...

@ VickyD, ditto. It's bad enough with the CUP drivers.

@ Martin, thank you.

ri88girl said...

@Martin,
thanks, I kept wanting to call him
'Rickie Boswell' and now I know why, I'm that old.

Buschseries61 said...

Instead of going to commercial, can they attempt a race recap & field rundown? This race looks to be caution filled, so they can still get their golden commercials in.

ri88girl said...

Why do I know this is the best day of racing coverage we will have this weekend? so sad.

ri88girl said...

Marty that was great, but for us who just got here there are more than ten cars in the field.

ri88girl said...

Oh goodie, just in time to watch KB stink up the show.

Tripp said...

Took too long for them to get to the racing action behind the top 10.

Vicky D said...

We need a field summary.

Martin Vincent said...

Now for the S&P report for Memphis.

#89, #87, #61, #02, #47, #73, #91, #07 and #92 (9 cars)

Surprisingly, the #05 of Mark Day (family-owned team) doesn't seem to be a start and park today. Maybe he just wants to see how the racing has changed since his last start in 2001.

Vicky D said...

At least we know Marty, Randy & Rusty are looking out the window, Rusty called that spin really quickly.

ri88girl said...

@ Martin, thanks for the s&p's the booth is to buzy with three of them to find the time (rolling eyes)

Tripp said...

@ri88... to be fair, Marty has been on top of the S&Pers since the start. He just hasn't recapped the whole list lately.

Jonathan said...

we also have happy hour after this alright!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thank you for the field update. With all the accidents, perhaps we could see some highlights.

ri88girl said...

@Tripp I know, I was just razing cuz ESPN is just NOW doing a field runthrough.

ri88girl said...

good strong pit reporting without the smurfs.

Daly Planet Editor said...

The smurfs! You are bad!

Tripp said...

Smurfs! Now we just need to put the right names to each. Which one is "Twinky Smurf"?

David said...

MV, That Day team has raced several times this year, just as of late after tearing up several cars I think they wanted to save the budget a bit.

So a thought here, take the way this race is covered, apply it to Cup and guess what? It might just be tolerable! I'd honestly take this group of pit reporters over the alleged A team's.

Probably the booth too...

Good to see Bliss doing well, missed the first 75 laps and all of the Truck race. Needed sleep after work. Oops.

Dot said...

@ ri88, funny. And true too.

ri88girl said...

I'm sorry JD thats how I've always thought of them ;) LOL

Tripp said...

It'd be nice to know how Eddie Mac got spun.

ri88girl said...

Funny, Rusty and Randy didn't know what it meant to 'cut teeth' this morning, guess they looked it up

Daly Planet Editor said...

They really need to catch viewers up with highlights. So much has happened in this race.

ri88girl said...

What's the dash for cash? Laps led? most bonus points?

TexasRaceLady said...

ri88girl said...
good strong pit reporting without the smurfs.

October 24, 2009 5:02 PM

***********
Since I'm older than dirt, I call them the "Bobbsey Twins". LOL

I'm enjoying this race. Marty keeps me interested.

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