Saturday, February 6, 2010

Live Blogging The Daytona ARCA Race (4:30PM ET - SPEED)


There has never been as much build-up for the ARCA race at Daytona in history. Normally considered a crash-fest, this season ARCA got a big boost in popularity with the arrival of Danica Patrick.

SPEED will televise the race live beginning at 4:30PM ET. Rick Allen will call the action with Phil Parsons and Darrell Waltrip joining him in the booth. Wendy Venturini and Jim Tretow will be covering pit road.

SPEEDtv.com will be streaming Patrick's in-car camera with sound on the website during the race. Expect the focus to be squarely on Patrick.

This post will serve to host your comments on the SPEED coverage of the ARCA race from Daytona. To add your TV/media-related opinion, just click on the comments button below. This is not a fan site and we are also fan-friendly. Our focus is the TV coverage of motorsports.

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Lee said...

I am proud to be the one of the first to comment and may I start with a big congratulations to the folks in The ARCA series for the really great boost they are getting with a the Danica hype! Good for them, they deserve it. ARCA is a very competitive series and at times more enjoyable to watch than Cup.
Now, the speeds they race at are fast and sometimes may be close to the Cup cars. But wait-
Todays Cup speeds in qual. are about 3 MPH faster than last years due to the larger plate. Why is NASCAR flirting with disaster on this new plate rule for 2010? (amazing the track record set in 1987 was 210.364 MPH) WOW!
Maybe it is the pressure that they are receiving form fans with the combination of Danica helping put ARCA on the map. Either way, both series' Daytona races should be interesting so get ready for the fireworks!

Anonymous said...

Now that is two announcers. Squire and Despain! Much better you will notice than a bunch of has been drivers or crew chiefs, that are wanna be comedians trying to pronounce words that they cannot even spell. This will be a great race with good announcing.

Daly Planet Editor said...

This should be...interesting!

Anonymous said...

OPPs, spoke to soon. I now see that Rick, Phil, and DW will call. So that's not too bad a line up. DW may keep it straight with Rick who is a great announcer probably one day he will be the main dude!

boyd said...

Present and accounted for!

Steve L. said...

Glad I don't mind green. Bet that's all I see today.

boyd said...

Okay, Arca has slick mist as a sponsor on a superspeedway?
Not the best name I'm guessing.

PammH said...

I'm just looking for a good race, not a wreck-rest. We shall see..

MikeC said...

I wouldn't doubt they'll have one camera isolated on DP, like you see with the Kentucky Derby.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Lots of newbies in the field other than Danica today. Look out.

Daly Planet Editor said...

SPEEDtv.com has a live in-car streaming online of Danica during the race today. Seriously....

Anonymous said...

Fast tracked the next year---- and Danica wins the race, marries Dale Jr. while in Florida, goes to Disney World for the Honeymoon, moves to N.C. and learns to enjoy hunting, BBQ and cold beer, then masters the traffic on Interstate 77 by going from Mooresville to Charlotte in a record 5 Minutes.

MikeC said...

As Schrader would often say while broadcasting the Daytona ARCA race, this is a race where "they're doing their best to wreck". There's been a few times they've run out of time due to so many cautions.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, that might get her hubby's attention for sure. LOL...

Daly Planet Editor said...

Jimmy Spencer slammed the ARCA guys on TV today. Called them stupid and just a bunch of crashers. We are about to see.

Jonathan said...

Here we go!!! This should one fun afternoon/night

Hi to all

Is that Milka girl in the race today??

Anonymous said...

Then the marriage is upset by news that JR. is having an affair with a woman in Argentina. LOL

Daly Planet Editor said...

ROFL. Hey, no politics!

MikeC said...

Milka Duno starts 41st

Daly Planet Editor said...

They need to sort it out and ride. Get the car sorted out.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Spencer is stupid and a crasher. Not the first time he has stuck his foot in his mouth. Ask Chip.
Hope he gets spanked by Speed/NASCAR media Group for that remark.
Yall Join the Club, spank Jimmy dot com LOL

Daly Planet Editor said...

Spencer has a new TV talk show on SPEED that starts on Monday night a week from this Monday.

8:30PM and he is going to be talking about issues. OK....

Andrew said...

Speed's been taking (bad) lessons from ESPN - Far too much in-car camera already!

NorCalFan said...

Present and accounted for also.

Milka Duno (or as my hubby calls her "milk'n donuts") is in #90.

Just found the link to Danica's radio on Speedtv.com.

Later.

Daly Planet Editor said...

DW and Phil Parsons working very well together.

Anonymous said...

JD, glad I made you smile. You need to smile more.

JS said...

74 Danica references in two laps.

Getting close to hitting "mute".

Anonymous- I didn't want to say it, but I could see Danica & Jr getting hitched, becoming the first couple of racing, a marketer's dream & any sane fan's worst nightmare.

Sophia said...

Too much DP already. STOP with the in car cams. sheesh

more wide shots.
Disappointed to see speed/fox messing up the flow already.
Good grief

If this is what DP does to the racing on tv, no thanks

Anonymous said...

That what happens when you have no money and have to buy cheap brakes. Really!

Vicky D said...

And here's the big one already!

kbaskins said...

Whooooooeeeeeeee!

--KarenB

Jonathan said...

wow what a wreck

PammH said...

OMG! What a mess...:(

boyd said...

Big crash gives us a time to catch our breath.
Which is more annoying? Danicamania or Darrel Waltrip?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice replay, hard to miss the first one of the season but hey...things happen.

MikeC said...

That's why I was a little concerned with over-showing DP. I was afraid they'd miss action that took place elsewhere on the track. But it looks SPEED handled that wreck well.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That Danica ad was very old. I wondered what inventory we would see in this race. Guess they are holding the new ones for the Super Bowl and the Daytona 500.

Anonymous said...

That ain't racing---------
That's ARCA!

Jonathan said...

boyd i dont mind both... I dont know I just have this feeling Nascar and stock car racing is going to benefit very much from her and I enjoy DW! btw just read his book its great

Daly Planet Editor said...

ARCA is coming to Palm Beach raceway to run a road course this year. That should be interesting.

Andrew said...

Announcers are great; DW and Phil Parsons are a good match.

Spider said...

A.R.C.A.

Always Race Car Accidents

Buschseries61 said...

Hello planeteers! I'm refreshed for 2010.

So far it is the typical ARCA race (demolition derby). Drivers had the same issue last season - they forgot where the brake petal was.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I'm surprised. Phil and DW are good. Phil keeps DW from going off on a tangent.

Spider said...

Palm Beach raceway? Where is that located I never heard of it.

kbaskins said...

Aw jeez, Wendy, do we really freakin' need to hear about Danica's conversation on the radio. The channel is about to be changed soon...

--KarenB

Sophia said...

these ARCA kids NEVER learn..if there is a wreck ahead. START to slow down.

then again, not sure how much I'll watch if SPEED keeps up with the constant Danica in car cams. Like andrew noted, ESPN like cam work :(

Daly Planet Editor said...

Google Palm Beach International Raceway. Used to be called Moroso Dragway. They revamped the whole thing.

David said...

mika. lollers.

good to hear alan and parsons again tho.

Buschseries61 said...

JD - I agree. I like how Phil & DW bounce off each other. DW seems more tolerable than his brother so far.

Jonathan said...

Seriously though what did you guys expect??? I knew going into this it was going to be all Danica but people I dont think its a bad thing so hush.

Spider said...

It's not Phil keeping DW in check JD.
It's the fact that he doesn't have to grandstand over the regular Fox crew announcers who try to be funnier than him.
Really!

JS said...

Danicamania is more annoying, boyd. And it's just the start. I've got a bad feeling about when she hits ESPN...we've already seen how much they love her.

That wreck was almost as bad as the one at Daytona that Billy Venturini got hurt in a couple years ago because the first wreck happened & the backmarkers piled in because evidently they didn't pick up on smoke meaning wreck.

Sophia said...

I;m LOVING DW in the booth!!!!

:-D

Daly Planet Editor said...

Jonathan, we don't tell others what to do, think or say here...OK?

Danica overload gets lots of reactions and everyone is entitled to their opinions.

Daly Planet Editor said...

You guys should see the Danica PR stuff I get in email. Not sure how much of this hype is her and how much is her "handlers."

Either way, must be a weird way to live.

Anonymous said...

JD, I see now. Palm Beach International Raceway would be a fun place to go for a race. Nice area. Make sure if you go to eat at Sailfish Marina. Awesome place!

Vicky D said...

Do you think that the cars have run thru debris with about 10 cars in the wreck?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Spider, that's a good point. Weird to hear Chris Myers struggling today with names and details today.

Daly Planet Editor said...

They have some good YouTube vids up. One is a nitro Harley drag racer. Those guys are nuts!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Danica is 12th, right?

David said...

guys, these other cars just piling in is nothing new. happens all the time thats why anyone can get cleared to run ARCA.

its pathetic sometimes and these backmarkers are jokes.

sometimes i wish arca had S&P rather than start, run off the back, and blast into a wreck wide open.

won't be the last time.

boyd said...

I know it's gimmicky, but I kind of like the hotrod grill.
Logged on to look, but no prices!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Spencer said this was the only Daytona race where he worried about someone getting hurt.

PammH said...

I didn't think it was odd to hear Chris Myers struggle. He really doesn't know much about our sport. That ST show will be just awful.
Good coverage of the wreck by Speed, imo.

MikeC said...

I see DW is going to be on the Truck broadcast this Friday. Also, worth noting, all 25 truck races this year will be on SPEED....there's not going to be 2 on Fox like they've done in recent years.

Spider said...

JD, Chris never struggles as you know so that was unusual. He is always rehearsed and prepared. Probably no writer there like a David Black and maybe a green teleprompter. Who was in the chair upstairs?

Jonathan said...
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Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks Mike, that's right. DW has been trying to do more TV. Remember how they add him at Homestead?

Buschseries61 said...

Attn. Phil Parsons: This is the first restart for many other drivers besides Danica. Just sayin.

inkthatpaints said...

SpeedTV.com must be overloaded right now because despite reloading the page several times, the 'Danica Stream' is keeps 'waiting . . .' and will not load.

Andrew said...

Nice driving by Danica to avoid the 83! Too bad we couldn't see it on the in-car camera.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Was that Mr. Townley again?

Jonathan said...

fine ill leave sorry to bother you all so much hope everyone enjoys the rest of there night

Anonymous said...

A.R.C.A.

Accidental Racing Car Association

MikeC said...

47 of last year's 80 laps were run under yellow. In '07 46 laps were run under yellow. So, this race has a tendency to have more yellow laps than green laps.

boyd said...

On twitter lets trend #JohnWrecksWeekly

Anonymous said...

Is Danica in this race? Gee....its all Danica all the time...it almost killed Indy racing and it may do the same for Nascar

Daly Planet Editor said...

Last accident:

DanicaPatrick: "Whoooa, I accelerated out of there as friggin' fast as I could. I've seen those videos."

David said...

I like piling on JWT but he was clean this time JD

SquidBuzz said...

Is there an ARCA race during this DP - GoDaddy Commercial?

Anonymous said...

The speedtv.com allDanica video stream switches back and forth between incar and what appears to be a dedicated camera on her going around the track.

Buschseries61 said...

I am having bad memories of ESPN & Jimmie Johnson at Texas last November.

Andrew said...

@Squid - Well, there's an ARCA Demolition Derby in there somewhere...

Daly Planet Editor said...

Hearing from many that the SPEEDtv.com Danica cam is overloaded and will not connect.

Anonymous said...

Anyone got a count on number of Danica references in the first 20? I know in she was mentioned every lap 1-5 then the wreck took the attention.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Seriously? No audio on the Danica cam?

David said...

JD there is audio, i had it up earlier, but the tower cam does not have sustained pickup of audio. the in car has audio just fine

NorCalFan said...

Ink,
I've had no problems uploading Danica's live stream.

The AP reported in today's paper SpeedTV would live stream not only in-car camera video but audio of her communications with the crew. So far there has been no radio transmission, only the sound of her car engine. Just wonderting, has anyone heard any radio conversation? Maybe the team changed their mind about streaming the audio.

MikeC said...

Well if that's getting overloaded at SPEED.com, you can see why they're showing her so much.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Got it. Thanks for all the input folks. This next segment is going to be interesting.

SPEED keeps getting burned on the in-car cams.

Vicky D said...

some of these GoDaddy commercials are pretty bad.

Karen said...

I only have engine noise for audio. No radio chatter.

PammH said...

Jeff GLuck & others seem to be hearing Danica's scanner. Is it because they're at the track?

Nan S said...

Recently got home and fast forwarded through the coverage. Every time I stopped it was all Danica all the time. This is getting old fast. Just let her race and quit kissing the ring.

Anonymous said...

DW says "I" more than any other two annoucers combined!!!! Isn't he supposed to talk about the race, not himself, and you toss in Danica every third word and my god, the Texas boadcast last year is starting to look good.

boyd said...

JD,
Check your e-mail, sent an article.

MikeC said...

Adding on about the amount of caution laps in this event, the last 5 Daytona ARCA races have had an average of 43 caution laps, which is obviously over half of the 80 laps they run in this race.

Andrew said...

@Pamm - Probably so. I'd bet that either Danica's crew decided not to have the scanner so widely available or SPEEDtv.com killed it to save bandwidth and make the video more available.

Glenn said...

JD, ARCA live timing and scoring will not load correctly anymore. Definetly a lot of interest in this race. This is the first I've ever had problems with the ARCA site.

Well it kinda loaded, a bunch of numbers but no names and about 1/2 of the page is missing.

MikeC said...

There's the obligatory showing of the other in-car cams so the other in-car cam sponsors don't complain because 1 in-car cam is being shown more often than the others.

Anonymous said...

I am in love with Danica...the intensity of her eyes....her tugging on the belts...she is special

Buschseries61 said...

Too many in-car cameras.

kbaskins said...

Wow, totally missed that...

--KarenB

Buschseries61 said...

Horrible camerawork. Completely missed that.

Vicky D said...

Anon at 5:24 - LOL

David said...

uhhh...

Daly Planet Editor said...

Holy living crap batman!!

Andrew said...

The camera work in this race has been about as bad as an ESPN race. However, the announcers are leaps and bounds ahead of ESPN's, and you can tell they're watching the track instead of the monitors.

Sally said...

They are really missing most of the wrecks today. Not an auspicious start.

boyd said...

Only the robot cams got the flip. No human could get their equipment off Danica.

Andrew said...

Also: Holy crap. Hope Jill George is okay.

Anonymous said...

They must have brought in the ESN production crew for this race but I suppose it is hard to watch the rest of the track when you have all the cameras on super B$$$$

David said...

good thing james hylton wasn't racing this year...just wow.

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Vicky D said...

That car looked like Mark Martin's car flipping in the wreck he had.

MikeC said...

There's what I was alluding to before. They're so focused on watching what DP was doing with the cameras, that they had to re-focus the cameras on what took place on the frontstretch.

Anonymous said...

If Danica is not involved, who cares??? All Praise Danica

PammH said...

okay, that was an bad wreck & Speed completely missed it! and LOL at anon 5:24!!

TexasRaceLady said...

OK, 2nd time's the charm. Didn't finish the post. LOL

Took far too long to get the cameras in turn 4 --- even with DW yelling.

Glad to see the lady climb out.

Glenn said...

Are we watching an ESPN production with Speed announcers?
I thought only ESPN could miss action by that much.
Wake up the Director. Follow the announcers please.

Anonymous said...

hmmm think I might actually watch the Go Daddy commercials if Jill was in them, hmm her an Mika, now that would make a commercial!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, we get it. Jump in with comments.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Trying to figure out why it took sooooo long to get pics of the wreck.

David said...

Well guys. This has become a theme for SPEED.

Thursday Kurt Busch wrecks, DW calls it...nothing gets shown till late. Today, same thing.

DW is ON IT! Yes he is talking about Danica, but facts are facts this is a script. whether we like it or not is irrelevant.

Still, props to DW for analyzing when he has been asked to.

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boyd said...

JD,
It's like I said, all the human resources were focused on Danica, so the operators or of the remote cameras had to cover it.

Vicky D said...

Good talking to Frank Kimmel

Andrew said...

Kevin Harvick on Twitter: all chances of @delanaharvick driving again just ended with that wreck. (The first wreck, that is.)

Andrew said...

@Vicky - Which wreck by Mark?

Sophia said...

not ONE DECENT camera on that horrible flip?

Camera work STINKS on this race.
Unless your name is Danica.
Wow, SPEED is HORRIBLE today in cam dept. Just like ESPN.

We thought Digger & JJ & KB hype was bad. Mama mia!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Seriously. Do you guys understand how she flipped her car on the flat by herself?

What did she hit, a deer? A blown tire is not going to flip a car.

Am I just missing it?

Chris from NY said...

Came back from Monster Jam at Izod Center in time to catch the first few laps of this race. The commentators are doing the best they can but the directors only care about one thing: a certain fluorescent green #7 car.

You can even see they missed a couple of wrecks because of Danica Watch. One camera that had a clear view of the Turn 1 wreck panned off the wreck for problem-free Danica.

The race isn't that good either. Every restart, there's another wreck. Sure cautions bring cautions, but this often? This long? Is the Port Authority of NY & NJ cleaning up the wrecks? (complete failures at cleaning up crashes)

This race is an across-the-board FAIL. They should make up for this in the Shootout.

This is the only thing worse than Digger. And I did see Digger today -- GRAVE Digger.

Andrew said...

I have zero clue what happened there. Did someone replace her springs with a jack-in-the-box?

boyd said...

We all missed it because it didn't happen to Danica!

Anonymous said...

Editor, can you explain why others can make comments about the bad camera work, but I can't about DW???? Both are part of the broadcast........and each just as annoying as the other....and my god,,,,,,try counting the "i"'s he says, you lose track quickly!

David said...

JD, it looked like her car came off the bank which unsettled the car then when it shot back up on the bank it took off like it hit a ramp. these cars are really aero light as is and that was just enough to send it tumbling.

thats my best guess

Buschseries61 said...

Danica..Danica..Danica..Danica. How much $ did GoDaddy.com pay Speed? There are other drivers with stories too.

Sally said...

I wonder what's going to happen when Danica runs in the Nationwide series...how will the cameras decide whether they should keep the camera on Danica, Kyle, or Carl? The one thing we know is that they will virtually ignore the 'regulars'.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, you can about DW but not the President. No politics please.

We LOVE comments about the TV commentators. Thanks!

Sophia said...

Everytime I come here or refresh, LOTS of comments. :) Race isn't even halfway..

I need a Coors Light :-)

Nan S said...

Wow, they finally mentioned Jennifer Jo Cobb and all she has done is gain 25 spots.

David said...

hey sophia. nice little reunion we got going here. where is dot?!

MikeC said...

I'll make a guess right now, this race won't go all 80 laps.

Anonymous said...

I bet there are way more comments on this race than usual for an ARCA race. Love her or hate her, DP IS the story.

inkthatpaints said...

I like Sophia's thinking . . . cheers!

SquidBuzz said...

Ahh.. Lynn St. James has been a winner more than once in IMSA so where does DW get off saying DP has more on them.

It is time for DW to go to the retired racer's home.

kbaskins said...

I need a t-shirt that says "I tuned in to watch an ARCA race, but all I got was Danica".

--KarenB

Spider said...

Might have guessed it. Dish Network guy just came to install my dish, so no more hardwired cable for me. But, I can't watch the race while he works. It's all OK as it's gonna be a long season.

boyd said...

@David
She said on twitter she has to go to a baby shower.

MikeC said...

This seems to have become a Venturini Racing ARCA broadcast.

David said...

thanks boyd. i am twitterless. i feel no need for it but thanks for the info lol

Newracefan said...

I think Dot's at a Baby or wedding shower can't remember which. Can't comment much I'm only at the second wreck

boyd said...

@spider
You might have tv when the red is lifted. It's lasting long enough.

Andrew said...

@Anon 5:41 - I think that this is the very first ARCA post, so we probably wouldn't even be here if not for Danica.

Vicky D said...

not such a good idea of them parking in front of the empty grandstand.

David said...

Nah Andrew. we talk Arca every feb.

NorCalFan said...

Billy Venturini has 5 cars in the race. Wonder if there's a limit.

Daly Planet Editor said...

RaceDay is scheduled for 6:30PM after this race. Wonder if they will cut the race short?

Anonymous said...

Kbaskin, I take 2 of those t shirts! well our making them, add in "Nationwide", and 2 for "Cup", well, maybe not Cup, I think I am done with them anyway, too much of a bad taste in my mouth from last year......

SquidBuzz said...

Why would they cut the race short. They have lights and time.

Daly Planet Editor said...

We do a special ARCA blog in Feb and we also do the Indy 500 every year. Lot's of cross-over stuff.

Chris from NY said...

This is what we get when we trust Speed too much. They turn and give us the biggest scrap heap of race coverage ever. ESPN is not even this bad. Take a look at ESPN. Sure they have tight shots and Jimmie Watch, but this is the greatest amount of single-driver coverage I have ever seen.

And these GoDaddy.com ads make me want to blow off a furious letter to the site's owner, especially the one with Danica and "Lola".

ARCA cars and Daytona walls are not the best of friends. They seriously have to find out how to stop these cars from flipping into fences. Maybe a roof bar and a tighter plate can help.

Newracefan said...

This must be Speeds nightmare, stop showing Danica for RaceDay or cut it short. Will be interesting to see which they pick

Spider said...

JD, they would cut is short if it did not have DP in it and you know it.
Raceday can wait.
I'm now watching on Speed dot com while I get my dish installed.
Great image!

MikeC said...

They HAVE to do Shootout intros at 7:30p.m. They've cut the ARCA race short before. I say this race goes no later than 7p.m. Eastern.

Vicky D said...

SquidBuzz I think they would have to cut the race short because of the Shootout coming up later, Nascar has to get ready for that.

Chris from NY said...

@Newracefan 5:50

I think Speed has to show this race. That's how these TV contracts with sports sanctioning bodies go for all networks.

Sophia said...

David & others,

Great to see some familiar names back here during the race. I've missed the "community vibe" of everybody. :-D

What the HECK is the deal with the DELAY on the fence? I don't get it. No close ups of what has gone on or anything.Odd

OR the horrible camera work.

Anonymous said...

Naaa this is not as bad as Jimmy watch at Texas, no field rundowns there, just garage coverage of him. We are in the same ballpark mind you, just not as worse....

MikeC said...

Didn't they work on this stuff with Danica during the off-season?

boyd said...

Thank goodness they're trying to show us how inept Danica is.

Chris from NY said...

I would like to see what happens on Speed if and when Danica wrecks.

And the way this race is going, it is not a matter of if this race is going to get cut short, it is how short will they have to cut it. As slow as they are going now, that's the way it's going.

boyd said...

I remember when Daytona had no lights.
ARCA races were cut short all the time.

Anonymous said...

Kyle Petty was so right, She is a marketing machine, that's all she is....

MikeC said...

Back in 2005, this race only ran 65 of the 80 laps, because of time constraints. So, they've done it before.

kbaskins said...

Oh geez, now it's gonna be the "Danica Damage Watch™".

--KarenB

Daly Planet Editor said...

This is going to be interesting.

Anonymous said...

I take it back , this is worse than Texas.................. 5 miutes of post pit stop coverage on a car running what place????

Sophia said...

Is there ANYBODY ELSE worth talking of in this race besides DP.

MOST disappointed in SPEEDS excess ad nauseum Danica talk..though i understand the folks we love on this channel have no choice.(meaning talking heads)

I never dreamed SPEED would be so disappointing..then again my fave Mon night show GONE.

David said...

sophia. yes. alli owens

Jimbacca said...

Camera work is horrid. Luckily I'm behind the live feed so I can fast forward through the Danica. But there's so much my hour behind is now down to 10 minutes.

She's a female driver got it. She's been hyped since she covered the shows on spike every saturday. Got it. She won a race got it. But seriously, there is a race here. At least just show the damn cars. They've missed the wrecks so far today. To the point its taken one to two commercial breaks to find the coverage. Replay after replay shows straight up they missed it.
The clearest shot they found is 'look in the distance you can see her'. Really? I need binoculars to watch a race on tv?

How bad is your camera work to where you have DW yelling then Phil starts in to and you STILL haven't cut to the accident? The angles were so bad they didnt notice she mainly his a non safer barrier area.

This is just sad for a group that does the truck races.

MikeC said...

Would think DP is the highest running female in this race.

Anonymous said...

I heard some where that I think that queen B is hurting the 51, atleast I think that I heard that...IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII DP

Sally said...

If she's behind JWT she's toast. It's only a matter of time.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Just line up until 10 to go. Come on guys and gals.

MikeC said...

I'm waiting for DP to cause something and hear if they try to absolve her

Daly Planet Editor said...

What are the odds the track is green when TV comes back???

NorCalFan said...

Sally, You read my mind. I can't figure out how JWT got a ride with RCR. Is it another case of "money talks"?

Anonymous said...

This sucks, I am all wound up and peeved and the Shootout hasn't even started yet...........Not a good sign!

boyd said...

Zero percent.
If Danica's not in it we won't see it either.

Daly Planet Editor said...

LOL! This is the best Bud Shoot Out warm up act.

brad said...

Geez. Danica is driving a car not causing any trouble (yet any way). Why is everybody so hell bent on her failure? whether you like her or not she didn't cause anyone to loose their ride so why is it a problem for her to get a chance? If you think her running is not good for the sport then you just don't understand the business side of things. Why cant she get the benefit of the doubt until she gives you a reason to hate her being in Nascar? if your arguement is that she only won 1 race in Indy then you should eliminate about 2/3 of the nascar field that have either not won or haven't won in the last 6 years. If she cant do it she will go away and if she can well good. Enjoy the season wither way.

Sally said...

Exactly. JWT has Zaxby sponsorship...family business.

kbaskins said...

@NorCalFan

Money talks is exactly how he got the RCR ride. JWT brought the sponsor dollars.

--KarenB

MikeC said...

Kimmel has the worst luck in the Daytona ARCA race

David said...

JWT to RCR is ALL money.

ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm JD.....you FREAKED out when the cup boys lined in in Dega last fall till late...why encourage it now?

im all for lining up till late but i look at these races from the racer mentality rather than the fan lol.

boyd said...

Wow, we even got to see it. Probably had DW yelling about it, and the Alan Parsons Project too!

Chris from NY said...

I see the pace of this race is starting to get faster. The wrecks are out of the way, so why not race till the end?

I'll leave here and not come back until I see something I don't like.

Anonymous said...

New marketing idea for a sponsor, buy all the commercial time and sponsor someone who stays goes slow enough to get the best fuel milage in the field. After 6 months, change the advertising to say.....Send me $100 and we will quit buying more commercial time.

I'll be the rich!!!!!

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