Saturday, November 7, 2009

Live Blogging Sprint Cup Series Practice From Texas (SPEED)


Steve Byrnes, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds are set to host the final practices for the Cup Series from Texas.

This is a fast track with the potential for trouble all around the circuit. SPEED has perfected the practice coverage and uses Wendy Venturini and Bob Dillner to report from the garage area. These two have consistently kept viewers up to date with the stories unfolding during these sessions.

The weather is great, the pictures are good and the action even during practice is interesting to watch. This post will host your comments about the practice and Happy Hour coverage on SPEED.

To add your TV-related comment, just click on the comments button below. Thanks for taking the time to stop by The Daly Planet.

42 comments:

Daly Planet Editor said...

The guys are really flying!

red said...

morning, jd! just tuned in: wonder if it'll be just us this morning? liked larry mac's info in re: r gordon's oil issue. dillner's illustration of the oil on the back of the 7 car was good, visual tv as well. nice combo.

red said...

i am going to be challenged finding the 42 tomorrow, not b/c the number isn't prominent but b/c i'll be looking for that target on it. interesting paint scheme for "dream in color" car!

ri88girl said...

Red,
JPM got some ribbing about the color of his car last night on trackside, I don't think he cares for the paint scheme much either LOL

ri88girl said...

2 engines?

Andrew said...

Ouch, Andretti's lost two engines? I get the feeling he's not going to be in for more than a few laps tomorrow.

Newracefan said...

time shifting this moring so posts won't be too timely

Andrew said...

Nice shoutout to the people affected by the Fort Hood shootings and the military!

Wonder if that will be in ESPN's script?

red said...

ri88girl: thanks for the info: i never watch pre-race and weekday shows so i rely on planeteers to keep me up to speed on stuff like that.

in re: andretti's engines: this is when i wish the 44th car could hang around and run some practice laps just in case . . .

Daly Planet Editor said...

Looks like Reut has a fast car.

Andrew said...

@red - If it were a S&P driver, I'd agree, but Andretti's been running every race this year and only has two DNFs, both to crashes. (And the last one was that dangerous incident at the end of the Martinsville race.) His equipment is probably just giving up the ghost at this point.

red said...

ok, gang: roofer has arrived so i gotta run in a bit! catch everyone later today/tonight. not sure i'll do n'wide but WoO is a must watch for me!

ri88girl said...

Hope Jeff Burton is really feeling ok. find it odd he is sitting out NW race.

Daly Planet Editor said...

8PM with Dave Despain. Live...

Daly Planet Editor said...

ri88, he just smacked the wall hard at full speed. I wonder how sore he REALLY is....

red said...

@andrew; agree in re: andretti: not an S&P to be certain. just wish it were possible for the 44th car from qualifying to hang around in case any team had to fall out. i know it doesn't happen often & it's not feasible financially but i hate that some teams get bumped by obvious S&Pers.

such is the nature of the sport.

ri88girl said...

I've figured out the rash of dark hair on SPEED. I don't think anyone dyed anything including JR, the pic that Wendy took at the bowling thing shows his hair its normal color, and Byrens looks fine this weekend. I think someone in the SPEED hair department thought a new gel, or mousse would be the bomb, and it was. Gel makes hair look 'wet' and so darker. Just my guess.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Did you see poor Larry Mac's shirt? The guys were harrassing him on the air about it.

Nice coverage, but the SPEED wardrobe and makeup group is just not happening.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Not so sure what all the wrestling stuff is about...

David said...

Interesting Hermie doing that interview.

Its a Gamestop thing JD...just another theme scheme to promo...

David said...

Andretti...they do have a slight working relationship with ECR engines, so they might get a favor if needed...

They can't S&P though due to the gap on 35th not that it'll matter at seasons end lol

Daly Planet Editor said...

David, that was my point. They said nothing about that product, the team or sponsors.

David said...

Yeahhhh, I think thats on the wrestling folk to mention it though as they are the ones promo-ing.

I find it curious how early the NW race is today though. No time even for a nap...

David said...

Did I mention the truck race at Phoenix has $7 tickets?

ri88girl said...

JJ working the wheel much more than usual. Chad needs to rub on that thing

ri88girl said...

still giving Larry guff about his shirt. Hasn't he heard of a travel iron? Thought that would be standard issue for detail oriented guy like him.

Newracefan said...

ri88, shouldn't the shirt be Speed's responsibility, I would think he shows up they give him the shirt. It actually looks like it's not quite the right size either

ri88girl said...

SPEED has managed some fifteen hours of coverage so far this weekend with out mentioning Danica more than maybe once. Thanks speed we love u

Kenn Fong said...

J.D.

Nice to see MW55's RT of your complimentary tweets.

WCK

Dot said...

Any bets we won't see any live wall hits on BSPN? In the past when there has been a calamity corner, they never seem to have a camera trained on that part of the track.

Is Burton practicing his car? I woke up late.

ri88girl said...

Dot, yeah, I pretty sure Jeff is in the car for practice.

Dot said...

Just answered my own question, Jeff is running 31st.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Kenn, he was not following anyone, just sending messages.

Now I really appreciate him expanding his perspective and following us on Twitter.

He may be a key to getting SPEED and ESPN more interactive for next season. We know TNT is all over it.

JD

David said...

Like that retro scheme on AJ's car.

Those RPM chassis with Roush-Yates power will be mighty impressive next year

David said...
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David said...

But JD, ESPN already does the viewer mailbox! -rolls eyes- lol

Daly Planet Editor said...

Live race post is up, when this session is over just slip over to the main page an join us for race comments.

No green flag till 1PM, lots of pre-race....

Daly Planet Editor said...

Notice we have NEVER seen a fan video on NASCAR Now after they askes for submissions?

Daly Planet Editor said...

asked...

Beating A Dead Horse said...

Had I submitted a fan video to NASCAR Now it would have been rejected. Wouldn't have been very complimentary-like several you tube videos that were taken down by request.

;-)

ri88girl said...

just what I want to see first thing, a cows butt

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks everyone, moving the comments up to the Nationwide Series post.