Friday, November 13, 2009

Live Blogging The Camping World Truck Series From PIR (7:30PM - SPEED)


Here we go with the next to last CWTS race of the season. Krista Voda will host the pre-race show with Ray Dunlap and Adam Alexander as the reporters. Rick Allen, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip will call the action during the race.

SPEED's presentation of this product is familiar and fan friendly. Last year, this was the most memorable pre-race show of the season with Krista on Rattlesnake Hill with the sunset behind her.

The action looks to be fantastic and the weather has been cooperating. This post will serve to host your comments about the CWTS race on SPEED.

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126 comments:

Daly Planet Editor said...

Hey all, truck time. Not really happy with the Camping World product placement on Krista.

Last year this was a memorable pre-race from PIR. Tonight, not so much.

Vicky D said...

Really beautiful view of the track where the Speed tent, campsite and Krista is standing.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Last year it was just her and the scenery...ya know?

Steve L. said...

I guess it would have been too hard to drag a big camper up on that hill. Tent much easier I guess. lol

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Buschseries61 said...

Truck Series PIR S&P's:
#02 Terry Cook
#05 Wayne Edwards
#21 Nick Tucker
#47 Richard Harriman
#48 Dan Brode

Daly Planet Editor said...

You all know the rule. No feed...

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks buschseries. Next to last everything tonight.

Vicky D said...

Why are they showing JJ and his crash last week? Sorry JD.

PammH said...

Why is Mikey rambling on about Jimmie's crash? Geez, can't get away from that friggin' replay anywhere?

Charlie said...

was JJ in a wreck last week? again we see it.

Daly Planet Editor said...

How weird was that?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Tent might be product placement, that is over the top IMHO!

Vicky D said...

JD - talk about product placement what about that crazy vest and hat?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Can't believe it's almost over for the trucks...

Martin Vincent said...

@Buschseries61 - I think #50 Wheeler Boys and #89 Chris Lafferty might be S&P teams as well.

I'd like to see Corrie Stott Racing let Terry Cook run to the end of the race, but I understand the consecutive starts are more important to Terry at this point in time.

Andrew said...

Hey guys! I'm actually going to be able to watch a Truck race for once.

Martin Vincent said...

DeLana Harvick wearing her cap during the anthem. Was it here that somebody mentioned that? Or maybe it was at the Go Teams Go forums...

Daly Planet Editor said...

You will like it Andrew!

MV, I hope Terry gets something for next season. Anything announced?

Vicky D said...

I saw this on twitter today that Delana has been suffering from the flu all this week and only today is feeling just a bit better.

Dot said...

@ Andrew, now you'll see how racing is supposed to be shown on TV.

@ Martin V, women and hats are OK. The rule is just for men.

Sally said...

Women are not required to remove hats as men are. Like wearing one in church.

Martin Vincent said...

@JD - If Terry Cook can't secure a ride in time for Daytona, he might very well, unfortunately, take one of the S&P rides that will have a guaranteed starting position in the first 4 races of the season.

Nothing has been announced yet, or even rumored. I guess the loss of his ride at HT Motorsports was too sudden for him to secure a new ride just like that.

6p010535e43b89970c said...

Local guy was doing good (slightly slow)

Til he got to the "an hand"

Even was enunciating properly ...

TexasRaceLady said...

@Martin Vincent --

Women are not required to remove their hats. Only men. I know, it's discrimination. ;-)

I enjoyed Krista up on the hill. However, I bet she was cold. Did you see how the flag was standing straight out from the pole?

6p010535e43b89970c said...

BS61 - Harriman is NOT a true S&P ...

They try to run at least half of the race ... He's another kid from Snohomish County, WA ... The team's extremely under funded ...

6p010535e43b89970c said...

Forest Lucas will be flying tonight to get back to Pomona ...

Sophia said...

ok, just woke up from an hour nap, and had choc chip cookies with unsweetened coconut, for dinner with milk. Just caught the end of the Pre race but Krista with the tent seemed kind of weird and gimmicky/silly...course it could be my mood.

Glad I missed the JJ crash replays. :)

Dot said...

I'd rather see fewer trucks run the whole race than have the S&Ps. It would make the purse bigger for the serious teams. Same in NW & CUP too.

Martin Vincent said...

@Six - Usually, when the two Fast Track Racing trucks are carrying the Rockingham Speedway and Fast Track 11 Degreaser sponsorship, the trucks are S&P. When a driver brings sponsorship money with him is when the trucks are more likely to run the full distance.

Buschseries61 said...

@ Martin - Thanks, I forgot the #89. I don't think the #50 will S&P since they have a second car in the field (#05) to collect cash.

@6p01 - Andy Hillenburg has parked the #47 all season long. I saw they had a sponsor, but they ran minimal laps in practice.

Martin Vincent said...

Hate to bring up the ExtenZe sponsorship everyone loves to hate, but is there any possibility Kevin Conway might buy his way into the Cup race by moving his sponsor's money to the #87 Toyota of Joe Nemechek?

Buschseries61 said...

Gurrrr.... In-car.

Andrew said...

Wow.

No commercials.
Excited announcers who keep talking about the action on the track.
I KNOW WHERE PEOPLE ARE.
Following battles.
Switching immediately from an in-car camera to a good view of the wreck.

No wonder y'all say ESPN needs to take notes.

Martin Vincent said...

#50 is at the tail of the field,... might be parking soon.

Sophia said...

I wish Bevo were here...have that weird picture issue again with background and non moving stuff (jumping lines, etc) I noticed it when they show graphs on screen, too.

Twitter is acting slow and squirrelly for Ohioans tonight.
Gonna be a long night for Harvick...

Andrew said...

@MV - I really really really hope not.

Andrew said...

@Sophia - Twitter's acting up for this Floridian as well. JD, you getting anything?

Dot said...

@ Andrew, I thought you'd be impressed. Good stuff, huh?

Vicky D said...

Here in Houston, twitter's page was strange looking.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Twitter is a mess. They tried to roll out this new "RT" deal and it messed everything up. It's them, so be patient.

Maybe it is because I remember how great Krista looked on the hill last year, but that Camping World junk really rubbed me wrong.

Oh, well...

Daly Planet Editor said...

These guys do put on a good show...

Vicky D said...

I hate it when there's a software upgrade or improvements because it always means problems for a few days. Hubby liked the commercial for the HD TV and it was in HD.

Buschseries61 said...

Michael Waltrip was actually useful tonight. I was wondering what happened to Jason White.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Too funny! Other than the trucks, it is amazing how burnt out I am on the N'wide and Cup Series.

You too?

Dot said...

@ JD, I agree. More with BSPN though.

Sally said...

Lately it seems as if I watch the races (sort of) more out of habit than interest. I've been doing it for so many years I'm conditioned to tune into a race. tho' these days I don't usually sit glued to the set.

Vicky D said...

Plus Mikey told us all about George Jr. See Cook is off but I don't think Rick will tell us about the S&P's.

Newracefan said...

I'm only sick of ESPN, I do just fine with Speed.

Andrew said...

@JD - I'm very burnt out, though I'm still keeping track of what's going on via Twitter and FoxTrax during races.

Charlie said...

this afternoon I was switching channels on the Tv and ran across the practice for the cup guys and then Jerry Punch's voice came on. I kept switching channels.
It is getting old quick.

Sophia said...

Twitter has got to stop messing with things. Most folks I know, myself included, think the new list thing is lame and a PITA to make one, just NOT worth it.

That's why follow and unfollow is SIMPLE enough. KISS.

I think for somebody that had a long nap, I might be too crabby for company tonight. back in a bit.

Can't get focused enough for the race.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That would be how to cover the race off pit road....

Sophia said...

p.s. I think my being burned out on NW & Cup and NASCAR in general, is ruining it for trucks.

And just now reading no Danica deal is immenent with JRMotorsports due to their sponsor issues...So was that ALL ESPN hype...sigh

Dot said...

Poor Ron. How does that happen?

Buschseries61 said...

JD - Isn't it amazing? It isn't that complicated to cover pit road.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wonder what MW is going to be doing on TV next season when he switches to owner only?

I know he will probably race Daytona, but you know what I mean.

TWIN and Trucks are the issues....should be some interesting meetings at SPEED.

Dot said...

Doing a mini field rundown. Amazing that that can be done too.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I heard Jerry Punch sighing soooooo deeply on coverage today.

This has to be hard for him. Wrong guy in wrong job and they are just leaving him there to fry.

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Charlie said...

Yes amazing. Do a mini run down and still keep broadcasting the race.

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Someone has to be buying those Hot Rod Grills...ya know?

Nice solid race so far. Fun even!

Vicky D said...

But JD, they've left Doc in that position way too long, but ESPN doesn't make the broadcasts any better.

6p010535e43b89970c said...

Thunder / lightning / hail / sleet ... hail the size of big peas ...

Here in the "home" of Tayler Malsam / Richard Harriman / Kevin Hamlin ...

Buschseries61 said...

The Truck series is the only series I enjoy watching anymore.

All the independents are out of Cup & the financial situation is a mess for next year. TV coverage is awful.

The Nationwide series is contaminated with Cup drivers and S&P teams.

The Truck series has the best racing, best TV package, and most diverse. Veterans can battle with rookies. Independents like Norm Benning, Mario Gosselin & Andy Hillenburg can work hard and survive in the series. Local drivers like Jamie Dick and Robbie Brand can attempt a race. The series is so much fun to follow.

Daly Planet Editor said...

It was in the 50's here last night. We almost had to open the homeless shelters! Such weather!

Vicky D said...

I feel bad for Terry losing his ride but nice field summary. And Mike Skinner has gained a lot of spots too.

Dot said...

Read where Weed bought a truck team. 16 I think. Anyone have details? Won't mind so much him racing as an owner, ala Kevin.

Karen said...

What is George, Jr.'s first name? Any relation?

Andrew said...

Took 'em awhile to throw that caution; should've been obvious we wasn't going to make it back.

Sally said...

@Dot, I agree. It's a whole different thing when a Cup driver has his own team, builds his own equipment, and runs busch or Trucks series. That's how you build your own Cup team eventually. Not the same as running stuff built by an established Cup team. Unless it's driven by a rookie or Busch regular. Sorry. I just can't get used to the Nationwide thing. Too unwieldly.

Dot said...

@ Andrew, you forget this is the truck series, not CUP. Rare "debris" cautions, too.

PammH said...

I can't tweet tonite, which is really ticking me off! Can read, but not respond. Think Kryle will bietch about AA if he wins-him getting the better truck & all? Oh, forgot-he won't be around to be interviewed! Pretty good coverage, as usual. Thought Krista on the hill w/all the camping gear was NOT over the top-she's a pun gal anyway! Have to listen to Sirius tho, still can't handle Mikey...:(

Vicky D said...

That was a good shot of the end of pit road of the trucks leaving we thought. Great broadcast so far.

Martin Vincent said...

@Karen - George Jr.'s first name is Tim. Who did you think he might be related to? Doug George?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Once again....good TV coverage = a lot less comments.

Karen said...

MV, Tony George. You never know.

Andrew said...

"What have all these men discovered that you haven't?"

A money-sink?

Charlie said...

Yea, just to busy watching the race to post.

Sally said...

Amazing how that works, isn't it JD? I don't think we're living up to those who feel we bitch just to bitch. We gotta get going here!

Daly Planet Editor said...

RyanMcGeeESPN - You know, I think ole Earnhardt knew what he was doing when he brought Ron Hornaday east & put him in a NASCAR Truck.

Good old Ryan!

PammH said...

This is a great race! And I'm tweeting again-like anyone cares.

Martin Vincent said...

@Karen - The only driver related to Tony George I know of is Kyle Krisiloff.

Andrew said...

Hm. Interesting place for a commerical.

Sally said...

Isn't it interesting after the hullabaloo about getting lots of young drivers in cars, that the older drivers are proving that old age and treachery (sp?) can still get the job done?

Sally said...

Okay. The possibilities are endless. Coming to a premature end? I'm biting my tongue.

PammH said...

The p#@*( car has become too wide, I think...;)

Daly Planet Editor said...

I can't believe those guys are not howling with laughter in the booth right now.....

Vicky D said...

JD so many commercials at the end of this thing.

6p010535e43b89970c said...

Dot - Kylie bought the trucks from the Albertson's team

Sally said...

@MV, isn't Ed Carpenter his son in law or something?

Dot said...

@ Pamm, I thought it only worked in the one direction.

@ JD, that's why they went to comml. Had to laugh off the air.

red said...

ok, i couldn't stay away! joining you guys w/12 to go!

Dot said...

SEE? Showing racing in the back. I love SPEED.

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Sophia said...

YAY. Kevin wins.

and like last year, Winner announced as champion...what about next week?

They skipping it?? ;)

Martin Vincent said...

@Sally - I'm not an IndyCar follower, so I had to look that up. Ed Carpenter is Tony George's stepson, his second wife's son from a previous marriage.

Gymmie said...

YAY Grampa and Happy! Congratulations!

Dot said...

Go KHI. Wins the championship and denies Weed the trifecta.

Script writers are busy at BSPN.

Sally said...

Reminds me of when B Lab won the title nad Terry won the race. Way cool!

Daly Planet Editor said...

They were searching today for sure...

Andrew said...

When was the last time that BSPN actually showed the driver's victory celebration?

Fantastic job by Speed here tonight. THAT is how you call a championship race.

Vicky D said...

Congrats to Kevin & KHI driver Ron Hornaday.

Sophia said...

Glad Ron winning it this year.

Think BSPN will drag out their smear story on him?

sigh.

Sophia said...

Ron didn't look too happy about the COLD liquid. distracting..:)

Anonymous said...

Wasn't that fun, to watch and enjoy a race!

Thank you, SPEED.

Makiki
Honolulu

Sophia said...

loved the dual burn outs, too lol

Charlie said...

Good job Speed. Well done all the way around.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Honolulu NASCAR fans! Hey Makiki!

6p010535e43b89970c said...

Yay Grampa & Happy & Dee

Constantly re-writing the record books for NASCAR & the Truck series




Too bad they didn't show "how" Tayler got spun into the wall

Anonymous said...

Aloha, Planeteers1

Makiki
Honolulu

Daly Planet Editor said...

That's the only bummer. Who spun TM?

PammH said...

decent interview by Kryle for a change-altho he threw his folks that are supposed to be his new team under the truck...not a big surprise.

Daly Planet Editor said...

How about that? Kyle loses, talks to Ray, let's him do it again when his mic is off, smiles, jokes and talks openly about his on-going struggles to get a Truck team going.

Hmm.....

Sophia said...

After watching the SPEED race &, then on to ESPN, like goin from a Porsche to a Ford Pinto, only the cameras don't burst into flames. Ouch. I had a Pinto in H.S.

The camera work and guys were great. Hope we get the long post race filled with interviews.

PammH said...

Maybe aliens took over Kryle's body? No clue-if anyone is bi-polar, it's him, imo.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks for hanging out everyone. Trackside is up at 10:30pm with Ryan Newman and David Reutimann.

See you tomorrow for NASCAR TV with live blog of the Nationwide Series race. Marty Reid is back...

Dot said...

Thank you JD. Look for lots of comments tomorrow. Unlike tonight.

PammH said...

God, we can only hope MR is back.

David said...

Alot fewer start and parks than I thought. 89, 02, 21 were the major ones. 05 shortly thereafter, 47 about 50 laps later then about 90 laps in the 48 was black flagged then parked.

Shockingly small start and park crowd. #22 was a freaking slow truck as was the 37 all night long. Had a blast at the race, was down on pit road for the championship celebration, JD I will shoot you some of the pictures I took of Ron, Kevin, Delana and company off my phone either tonight or tomorrow.

Fun night. REALLY fun night. Not the most ultra competitive race but man I thought Aric was gonna do it for a bit...

Ron was very nice on pit road and extremely happy and relieved. Got video of the double burnout too.

Looking REALLY forward to tomorrow Dot and company =)

David said...

Oh, Was on for the start of trackside, it was filmed at 7:30 EST too, SPEED deft. encourages the fan interaction and signs. It was actually alot of fun in person getting amped up with the crowd and TS gang!

David said...

Conway did pretty well tonight btw until Crafton sent him into the fence. Nemecheck probably won't sell his ride to Conway this time...