Saturday, February 27, 2010

Live Blogging The Nationwide Series From Las Vegas (ESPN2 - 6PM New Start Time)


Allen Bestwick will host the pre-race show for the ESPN2 presentation of the Nationwide Series race from Las Vegas. He will be joined by Rusty Wallace and Brad Daugherty.

This week, Dale Jarrett is at home due to a family illness. So, Wallace will move up to the broadcast booth and call the race as well. Marty Reid will handle the play-by-play and Andy Petree will round out the team.

ESPN has the Danica elephant in the room to deal with today. This is her final race before leaving to the IRL tour for several months. Her qualifying effort was safe and conservative. So far, we have not seen the fire from Danica on the NASCAR side that we saw in her original ARCA race in Daytona.

There is also weather in the area. Rain would delay the race, but if it never gets underway a Monday event would be in order. Bestwick is the best on TV at a rain delay, so ESPN is in good hands.

ESPN continues to develop a new style now that Marty Reid is firmly in control when the racing is underway. Reid calls out the start and parks, tells it like it is and pushes the analysts for opinions. That is exactly what the network needed.

This post will serve to host your comments during the live race coverage. 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!

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Rain......

JohnP said...

I have a question. Since the teams are struggling with money already, why is it an automatic hold over until Monday if it rains Saturday? That's really expensive for the owners of the team. Why not just hold it Sunday morning when more people can watch it. Seems like a win win to me. Teams spend less. More eyeballs on the race for the advertisers. So that's my question. Why not Sunday moring.

PammH said...

I'm flipping back & forth between BSPN & CNN wave watch.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Different TV contracts JP. The big money is in Cup and the start time and format of the race is paramount.

David said...

Oy, this fair or foul stuff is already annoying

Daly Planet Editor said...

Let's see how long they hand live before they bail. Rain is picking up, this is going to be at least a two hour delay.

GinaV24 said...

JohnP, I agree, it would be nice to be able to run the race on Sunday morning. We would up catching a Busch race in Charlotte one year that way because it got rained out on Friday night when we were driving down.

Had a great time, really enjoyed the race and I didn't have to waste another day of vacation or screw up my travel plans.

NASCAR is always talking about saving the teams money, well, it would be nice to think about how rescheduling things to make it more fan-friendly could work out, too.

I know the TV contracts are important and all that, but having people in the stands ought to count for something

Daly Planet Editor said...

The logistics do not work. The race is surrounded by too many scheduled events for drivers and fans.

As usual, it all comes down to logistics.

JohnP said...

I understand Sprint is with Fox, Nationwide is with Espn. I guess Nascar is worried about a Nationwide race at 9am Sunday morning would distract from the pre-race junk Sunday morning shows? That's ashame. I was just looking at it for the teams and for the fans. Not contracts that most likely include non-compete clauses for coverage between Fox, Speed and ESPN. Welp, I'm a bottom line guy, Nascar signed those contracts. Thanks for the answer JD.

Anonymous said...

ALSO - they do not want Cup drivers who compete in both driving 700 miles in one day.
Very costly for the Nationwide teams - especially a west coast postponement.

dwight said...

Brad Daugherty was critical of the fact Danica Patrick is using this race as a learning experience. He said there were go or go home teams which were faster. Please pass on a couple of questions to Mr. Daugherty. Hasn't he noticed that a car with a spot can crash, not post a time at all, and run instead of a go or go homer? Does he have some alternate suggestion, when testing is not allowed, for improving one's skills. Would have have banned Joey Legano from Cup last year, since he was "just learning?" I could go on.

Daly Planet Editor said...

John,

Once you start the race you cannot control red flags, long cautions or even a rain delay in the middle of it.

Nothing that affect the multi-billion dollar Sprint Cup TV contract is ever going to be done.

bevo said...

@John P- more of an actual track problem. Garages, support personnel, equipment. A race weekend is a huge undertaking.

Daly Planet Editor said...

"affects"...I hate my laptop!

David said...

Well I see JD's point because there is ALOT that goes into the Cup race. Your talking about starting the Nationwide race at 8 am local time with the Cup race going off at just after noon Vegas time if you were to do a doubleheader. Not impossible but it is pretty impractical.

JohnP said...

Oh, ok JD, now I completly understand that explination. Logistics. Having gone to many races at Dover the Spring Cup fans really do start showing up around 8am. We arrive around 10am and would not want a bunch of Nationwide fans there that were not jointly attending the Cup race. That would be extremely hard to keep the Nationwide fans and Sprint fans seperated. Plus that would be way to many people at the facility. The walkways there are already log jammed with people. Get it with that explination. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice low jet action!

JohnP said...

An inquiring mind wanted to know so I came to the best board on the internet with the smartest bloggers. Thanks all.

PammH said...

Decent anthem also!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Richmond tried it a while back with two races in one day. It was rough to do. Imagine emptying the stands and then having everyone go back through the gates with a different ticket?

Sally said...

Always cool when the flyover is low. A couple times at bristol it felt like they were going to try to blow our hats off!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Been told actual rain has stopped and track drying is now underway.

David said...

Daytona has done it before just a couple years ago running the Nationwide race early in the morning and the Pepsi 400 that night, but that had several hours inbetween as a buffer. With the Cup schedule start time fixed where it is, trying a same day double is just highly unlikely. Fun discussion though.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Brad D. the owner of Brad K.'s car? Suprised they haven't mentioned that yet.

Gymmie said...

@anon 4:28--if they *have* to they will. Back in 2K2(?) TNT thought they were being funny by tape delaying the October Charlotte Busch race to Saturday that was being ran on Friday Night. The 18 billion hours of Law & Order couldn't be interrupted ya know well Mother Nature had other ideas and it rained Friday. So they HAD to show it live Saturday AM and then ran the scheduled Cup race a few hours later. Several guys ran both races.

Yes I think it was 2K2 b/c IIRC Mr. Roush didn't want MattMatt to run it due to him going for the Cup Championship so Jeff ran it for him.

David said...

No, Kez is in a Penske car. Ambrose drives for Brad, the 47 team is shut down though the 22 may have acquired the points from Brad's car

MikeC said...

PRN is going off the air until 5:30p.m. Eastern. So, obviously, the race won't be starting any sooner than that. Anybody know if ESPN2 has any basketball they need to be getting to later this evening?

Anonymous said...

Come on guys! Let Brad respond to Kyle's comments!

Anonymous said...

Mike C, yes there are games on just about all the ESPN networks. Big game on the mother ship, SU & Villanova at nine. Illinois St & Norhern Iowa on ESPN2 at 8.

Anonymous said...

Billy Wilburn is the crew chief for the #11 car?

Would not have guessed that.

Scott W said...

Did anyone see the Elvis ESPN used in the bump going to commercial.. can you say Snaggle Tooth Elvis!!

Anonymous said...

Says something about the state of Nationwide series sponsorship deals if there's a Jr. motorsports car "sponsored" by Rick Hendrick's car dealerships.

Anonymous said...

What did Kyle say about Brad??

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Scott W said...

Kyle said that Brad is an aggressive driver who wrecks people. The vet's need to sit him down and talk to him, like Tony did to Kyle.

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Scott W said...

Kyle thinks Elvis is still alive....hmmm I wonder if Kyle believes in UFO's.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Mark Martin can drive that #7 car once Danica goes back to Indycars to preserve its position in the automatic qualifying spot in owners points for her.

David said...

kyle being sarcastic?

Anonymous said...

This is crap. When the hell are they going to be honest about the green flag?

Scott W said...

So, will Denny and Brad get together today? If I were in Vegas my money would be on Denny putting Brad in the wall...

Gymmie said...

Meant 2K3...geeze Smoke is gonna get me! He was 2K2 Champ :)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Popular thought is that Mark is has two years until Danica shows up for her Cup ride. Lots of Go Daddy money changing hands in Hendrick land.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Did I mention I hate my laptop?

David said...

why wasn't that on your christmas shopping list JD?!

Find it interesting how Mark answered the question about Jr

Scott W said...

Dale might be driving his tail off, but he's not his father. Dale will not make the chase this year, yet again. Has the best equipment, best talent in the pits, best owner and yet it boils down to his ability which he has but not that of the top tier driver. Over hyped!!!

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Aven said...

Why does NA$CAR always go racing in the desert during rainy season. They should learn after a few years. We seem to have rain problems every February.

Daly Planet Editor said...

After Cali and now Vegas, wonder what changes we will see in the schedule for next season?

Scott W said...

It's either early in the year or late at Vegas. No one wants to race in 100 plus degree heat.

GinaV24 said...

Oh brother, Danica is supposed to get in the 5 car? Geez, I guess that part of things had escaped my attention.

GinaV24 said...

LOL at JD. I hate my laptop right now, too. between the doubleposting issue AND now internet explorer decided to "fail" so I had to go to firefox, I don't know what's up with it.

Good thing I backed it up. I may go get dinner since they are going to be delayed a while longer.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That was the conspiracy theory. Go Daddy paid now to keep the car for her when she was ready. She did a two year IRL deal and on 2012 she was coming to Hendrick.

Think that would move some merchandise?

Anonymous said...

Great more Danica talk. Ohh and let's ask the rookies what they think of her. Not like these rookies are planning on running a full schedule or anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Two years sounds about right for the Mark Martin to Danica Patrick transition.

I hadn't realized quite what a legitimate company GoDaddy was until I actually had to explore domain registrations myself. They are a huge player in the DNS business.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Mr. Go Daddy is the kind of guy who plans ahead and has things buttoned down in advance.

So is Rick Hendrick...

Anonymous said...

Organized is an understatement

Mr. Go Daddy made his millions designing and selling accounting software.

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GinaV24 said...

Well, I had figured that Jeff Gordon was going to retire by the end of 2010, but he says another 5 years and that means that I'll be watching NASCAR until he decides to stop racing.

Merchandise sales and sponsorships drive it all. I don't by Dale Jr stuff and I won't by GoDaddy gear, no matter who's in the car.

Andrew said...

@JD - That makes sense, assuming Mark wants to retire again. 'Course, he's one of the ones who could get a ride by showing up at someone's front door the way he's running right now.

PammH said...

That interview w/DP was unwatchable w/the ummms & you knows-good grief!

Andrew said...

This interview is showing why ESPN moving JP back to pit road was one of the best decisions they've made. It's a shame it took so long for them to do it, too. We get a better PxP man in the booth and a veteran on pit road who knows how to talk to drivers and crew chiefs. He doesn't ask stupid questions ("Did you mean to hit him?") and appears to be respected on pit road.

David said...

This interview shows her learning curve PERFECTLY! The first half was lost and guesswork, the 2nd half when she started talking about the IndyCar you knew instantly she knew exactly what she was talking about and was instantly comfortable. Great interview JP! Long, but interesting as well

Sally said...

Dr. P really shines in these situations. Thank goodness someone finally put him in the place he belongs!

Glenn said...

She said: "Trackside" on ESPN!
hehehehehe

Daly Planet Editor said...

Talking about twenty minutes to green flag.

David said...

It would appear Mr. Kyle Busch is last to his car, as usual.

Anonymous said...

It was very nice of ESPN to do what Fox refused to at Daytona - use up the commercial inventory during the delay.

These rain delayed ESPN broadcasts the last 3 years have been the best because we get a ton of race coverage and very minimal commercial interruption!

Vicky D said...

I think with her finish in the ARCA race DP thought NW would be easier than it has been so far. The interview with JP was good except the last comment by Doc and I can't remember exactly what it was but he would never have said that to a male driver.

Richard in N.C. said...

In case anyone is interested in picking up some of PRN call, try wlxn am radio.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice mailbag question! Geeez...

Daly Planet Editor said...

Going to be a sprint with more rain coming.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Can't Danica and Townley mix is up? We need a good back of pack rivalry.

Anonymous said...

Danica and Townley have great equipment.

Andrew said...

@JD - LOL

Always nice to see RS calling out the start & parks. Commentary seems to be mostly RS and AP so far; they've definitely established a good rapport this season.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice start. So good to have Marty Reid calling the races this season.

David said...

Townley is top 15, Danica ain't.

Bires, tough break, seems like it broke though with that smoke coming out of the left front.

Just a shame for him, good kid, no luck.

Daly Planet Editor said...

We tried to get Marty, Rusty and Randy LaJoie as the NNS TV team this season. Those three are a blast.

David said...

I liked in the opening how Marty said Rusty and Andy disagreed about the track being green, then Andy talks and Rusty winds up totally agreeing with him. Comical.

Richard in N.C. said...

I doubt this will be a very popular idea, but I would love to see Tim Brewer in the booth some, especially with Randy or Rusty.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Why not give them all a try, especially in the summer when the big boys are on vaca?

Allen Bestwick will call several of the big NNS races when Marty if off on IRL races.

Dave Burns and Vince Welch will also call stand along NNS races this season for the first time.

There will not be any more of those "no play-by-play announcer" races this year.

David said...

Ratcliff telling Kyle rain an hour out.

David said...

Interesting JD, I am open to that. Burns would be very intriguing to me

Andrew said...

@JD - Great news! It would also be nice to see them have a dedicated NW group come August so Marty, DJ, and AP aren't calling both races.

(Also, in my comment earlier, I meant Marty not Ralph Sheheen. Oops!)

Anonymous said...

In response to this Nationwide announcer rotation any idea if Dr. Punch the lead pit reporter for the Indy 500?

Jack Arute was leaving ESPN/ABC at the end of 2009.

Al said...

Yes

sportsblogger said...

Can we see the wreck and not what Danica did?

Daly Planet Editor said...

JP goes to Indy for the whole deal. Shannon will be back on the NASCAR beat.

GinaV24 said...

I think someone should run out the Danica's car with some milk and cookies since they are so concerned about her "comfort".

sportsblogger said...

I think someone should run out the Danica's car with some milk and cookies since they are so concerned about her "comfort".


+1000

Charlie said...

Now, Now GinaV24 - ha ha

GinaV24 said...

LOL, sorry, Charlie! Of course then they had to talk to KyBu, too. My day is complete.

David said...

Enjoying the lack of commercials.

Rusty is slow on the Gaughn damage, that was done in qualifying.

Jonathan said...

I think there will be rain looking at radar now some showers look to be heading to Las Vegas. We might dodge them like last week id say 50 50 by the look of the moving radar on the weatherchannel sight

Charlie said...

Don't the camera people understand that it is a lot easier to see how a car is running if you can see other cars at the same time to compare to.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Charlie, they do what they are told by the director.

That has been an issue for ESPN and Fox. These guys like to zoom in and be all in conrol.

Just stay wide, show the race and enjoy it!

GinaV24 said...

We "know" Mike Bliss is good? by whose standards? He's fighting with DP for 27th so they are using him as a comparator for her since she's new at this.

Let's see they were just talking about the 19 year old in the 1 car who's running a lot better than those 2 drivers

Sally said...

@Charlie...the camera people understand it. I'ts the people in the truck picking the cameras that don't seem to get it. No matter how often we point it out to them.
:-(

GinaV24 said...

Charlie, we're not supposed to actually be able to see the racing, we're just supposed to be good obedient fans and enjoy all the toys that the truck can play with.

Jonathan said...

Hey Gina V how it going? Mike Bliss is a damn good driver, he can jump in any ride and hang in w the big boys remember last season he was in many cars but still got to go to the banquet w a 5th place finish in the standings. damn good if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

I"m dealing with the in-laws. How many start and parkers so far? Are they all being called out?

dwight said...

one reason that they have the races in the desert now is because they don't have enough snow removal equipment at pocono

Charlie said...

Since their into one car shots why not just show Danica for 5 laps or so. Zoom out to show cars around her and let us see if she can drive.
The new people that are watching her will like it to, I would think.

GinaV24 said...

Hi, Jonathan! Doing OK - still snowing in NJ -- I cannot wait for summer.

You are probably right in your assessment, but Bliss is not a favorite of mine -- he and Gordon had a period in Cup some years ago when it seemed like Bliss wrecked him every week -- so it's a personal bias on my part.

However, right now, he's running 28th and DP is running 27th, so today doesn't look to be a good day for him so far. He ran in the trucks, too, as I recall

David said...

Bliss is good. Raymond Key's equipment though without sponsorship not so much.

Kyle roughly 15 laps away from stopping

GinaV24 said...

Charlie, that's a great idea. I like watching how cars set up for passes and you can't get that perspective with one car shots, in car or when they do fast camera switches.

they make me feel like I have ADD sometimes with the camera work.

Anonymous said...

"danica's not as bad as she looks". Way to damn with faint praise there Rusty.

GinaV24 said...

David - yeah the difference between the haves and have not teams is huge in all the racing these days

Anonymous said...

"She looks a lot bettter today" they said as she was lapped.

GinaV24 said...

Rusty has SUCH a way with words.

Branden said...

Correct me if I am wrong but Las Vegas does not have lights correct?

dwight said...

she's back on the lead lap

Sally said...

Pit stops mix things up till everyone stops.

Daly Planet Editor said...

LVMS does have lights.

jonathan said...

Yeah I feel you Gina Chicago is no better cold cold and snow lol DOH! But spring is right around the corner

Sally said...

If they ever gave us a long shot, we could see the light poles, eh?

Richard in N.C. said...

I thought I saw light equipment on the inside of the track earlier this afternoon.

I guess the PRN guys are color-blind - not hearing much about what's her name.

Jonathan said...

wow Riggs leading! ha havent herd his name in a long time

David said...

Gina, it really is especially here. They talked about Carl after his stop being in 25th, it really is irrelevant that he is because there is, to me at least, only 15 cars worth a darn in the entire field that can even run within 4 tenths of each other. And maybe 8 cars that can win. Shame Bliss isn't in a better NW situation but man he is making the most of that Cup deal!

sportsblogger said...

Please don't let Danica lead a lap

David said...

Kinda disappointed ESPN did not mention that Kyle Busch passed Harvick on pit road and Denny drove by him on the track

Jonathan said...

I would love to see Bliss in a quality Cup ride! Hes never had a top notch ride

GinaV24 said...

Oh boy, Jonathan, Chicago is sure not much better than here. Right now I'm hating all the weather forecasters AND the darn groundhog (not digger - Pauxsetanawy Phil) (i'm sure that's misspelled).

Wow that was close! Darn, there goes Buescher -- nice save!

Richard in N.C. said...

I hope Front Row Joe is in for the long-haul today.

PRN says rain coming, but expect to get to at least half way.

sportsblogger said...

Thanks for finally mentioning he made it to pit road..wow

David said...

Horrible mistake by Townley! man he destroyed that right front valence!

GinaV24 said...

I that, too, David -- Edwards, Hamlin, Busch, Kez and the other heavily funded "cup lite" teams really make it tough on the guys who are trying to make it just as Nationwide drivers/teams.

Scott Riggs? I didn't even realize he was in the race.

David said...

Er left front

David said...

Kez, Kyle, the 20, Edwards, Biffle, Vickers, Leffler, Harvick, Gator, maybe Brian Scott and that really runs the short list of cars with week in week out chances to contend. Maybe throw the RWI cars in there since they have JGR/TRD support too.

Pretty bad that the depth is that small. Oh and Menard.

Wow, Danica...that sucks

Gymmie said...

No more Danicashow

Andrew said...

Oh good grief, Danica just took out McDowell. Bad bad day for JR Motorsports.

Props to Brad for calling a spade a spade, too.

GinaV24 said...

oh boy, that didn't work out.

David said...

Rookie driver meets slow traffic. Welcome to NASCAR Danica. And you thought Milka Duno was bad!

sportsblogger said...

So Nascar will suspend him or something right? I mean he wrecked Danica

Sally said...

I think that was 50-50. No one's fault.

sportsblogger said...

Wonder if Danica will throw a tantrum

Charlie said...

I don't think it was her total fault. Would be nice to see another replay.

GinaV24 said...

Wow, terrible pit stop for Harvick -- that's going to cost him. Maybe KyBu IS really destined to win at Vegas today as he predicted.

Sally said...

If she follows Kyle B's example. at least she came back out of the hauler last week after she cooled down and gave interviews.

Jonathan said...

yeah I know thats what I said Scott Riggs huh???

sucks for Danica but oh well she did pretty damn good for todsy even though she didnt get many laps in but she was hanging in the 3rd position for a little bit. I'd sum this up as a C+ for today she reminds

sportsblogger said...

I turned the channel and missed what Danica said on the radio. Can anyone give me info?

PammH said...

Did they tell KennyW to park???

Jonathan said...

UGHH enough with the cicis pizza they play it twice during one commercial break sometimes??? I so wanna go but dont have any round here

Vicky D said...

KH will be really upset with that pitstop. I'm watching for DeLana's tweet about it. Booth doing a great job!

Anonymous said...

We'll see you Sat, Jun. 26
2:30 PM ET on ESPN for the New Hampshire 200.

Richard in N.C. said...

NASCAR.com was showing DP running lap times in the high 30's before the wreck.

Happy's not.

GinaV24 said...

Yep that was a "racin deal" and part of the learning experience. McDowell needed to turn down to make the turn and she forgot that its a stock car, not an Indy car and there just wasn't room for 2 objects to occupy the same space at the same time

David said...

Well lookin at the lap times it appears McDowell had just come back on track. She was wondering why his spotter did not relay the info that she was coming. It really looked like a racing deal though where a faster car came up on slower traffic and they wanted the same spot. Kind of like that 58 in Bristol when Kyle Busch hit him...

She dropped a few r rated words though on her channel.

Harvick too. Sounds about ready to fire the crew

Richard in N.C. said...

PRN said Kenny W was black flagged for dropping fluid on the track.

David said...

81 ran a 46 second lap before that wreck...

Andrew said...

@queers4gears says that Harvick's radio is currently not work-safe.

Wonder when ESPN will update us on that stinker of a stop?

Anonymous said...

@David

What's the average lap at this place?

Daly Planet Editor said...

You guys putting that one on her?

GinaV24 said...

let's see, she was in the car overtaking and she blames the guy in the car she ran into AND the spotter.

David said...

Harvick radios spotter for Mike Dillon, spotter says Dillon went down thinking rain is coming. So might be looking for a red flag here

Anonymous said...

Danica, u have no room to talk trash and criticize other drivers. Not when your driving 4 or 5 mph slower than everyone else.

David said...

Avg lap today for fast cars 30.50, avg lap for most of the field is a 31 flat. Danica ran a 30.90 that lap, McDowell a 46 second lap. You tell me who was in the way lol

Anonymous said...

Maybe Kevin and DeLana can make a deal with their buddy Tony Stewart to borrow one of his pit crews.

David said...

81 was also 70 laps down...

Charlie said...

I would say it was less her fault then the other car.

Richard in N.C. said...

PRN just interviewed DP & she indicated McDowell didn't hold his line, but she didn't trash him either - very calm.

Sally said...

Sounds to me like HE was the one that should have been getting out of the way for cars still racing, not the other way around.

GinaV24 said...

maybe DP's spotter should have told her that mcdowell was slower?

Sally said...

Or his spotter should have told him to hold his line for faster traffic? see, 6 of one, half dozen of the other. No fault accident.

tiamatsrevenge said...

Why do they insist on tormenting us with BradD ??

The video exonerates Danica in that mess ...

Jonathan said...

JD i dont put it on her. whats your thoughts

Martin Vincent said...

@David - McDowell had just come back on track the lap before, so the reason he ran a 46-second lap is because he started that lap on pit road.

GinaV24 said...

So if they get to halfway will they call it?

Ken said...

It's not a no fault accident-It's a both fault accident.

Anonymous said...

The next learning experience would be to repair that 7 car and try and maintain minimum speed. Not likely because of the rain.

It is not the most glorious part of Nascar, but you need to learn how to points race and finish 35th instead of 39th.

dwight said...

evidently Kevin Harvick doesn't know much about racing or NASCAR, since he apparently has more respect for Ms. Patrick than all the hater know-it-alls

David said...

MV, your right about that but it is no excuse for him being off pace. He should not have been going for that lower groove that quickly. Just my feeling on it. She should have used better judgment, but McDowell made a huge blooper right there.

Daly Planet Editor said...

As usual, no easy answers.

GinaV24 said...

well as usual, the leaders are all cup drivers.

Anonymous said...

McDowell was slow and clearly moved down on her. Danica did have some room below her but I think the closing distance was just a little too great. Maybe with more experience, she could have avoided that.

McDowell shouldn't have been that low as far as I'm concerned though.

Damon said...

GinaV24 said...
maybe DP's spotter should have told her that mcdowell was slower?

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Or maybe McDowell's spotter should've told him a much quicker car was coming up on him and he needed to stay up high and let her pass.


Typical Gina though, rip on Danica. If this had happened to Chrissy Wallace you'd probably defend her.


BTW- How do you like the TV coverage so far, Gina?

GinaV24 said...

Agreed, Damon. I think both drivers needed all the help they could get and unfortunately, it didn't turn out well for either of them.

Andrew said...

Jeff Gluck just tweeted that McDowell took 100% of the blame for that wreck and said he though Danica was going to go high.

Guess he thought that Danica would basically do a crossover behind him?

GinaV24 said...

After all, does it matter who's fault it is when you wind up with a wrecked race car and can't finish the race?

if the idea is to learn and become more competitive against the people she will be racing against on a regular basis, the more laps the better I would think

Daly Planet Editor said...

Bob Pockrass reporting that McDowell said Danica had a right to be mad at him.

Hmm...

Anonymous said...

Woah

GinaV24 said...

Damon, you are just so sweet to ask.

I like Marty Reid a lot. Can live without cRusty and Brad D. Still more in car than i like, but overall, ESPN doing better than Fox.

David said...

Classy move by McDowell if that is the case. Seemed bizarre for him to come down that far with a car closing

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice step up by McDowell....

Andrew said...

I'm still confused why that Lola ad got banned from the Super Bowl. It's much less offensive than the ones that aired!

GinaV24 said...

oh boy, cars on old tires and cup drivers behind them on new

Andrew said...

13 minutes to basketball...surprised that they haven't said anything about either racing or BB moving to Classic yet.

Damon said...

LOL Andrew, don't jinx them....they might.

Jonathan said...

basketball??? Why would ESPN move to basketball? Ratings have been way down for the NBA and there lossing loads of money... So not sure why they would switch to that crap lol. i know its college but still comeon.

Richard in N.C. said...

Accu_weather showing what looks like a big storm heading into Vegas from the west.

PammH said...

They are showing us the battles for position-I am impressed!!!

Charlie said...

Rusty is having a hard time saying anything. He gets cut off.

Richard in N.C. said...

Nemechek and Riggs still running at end of lead lap.

Daly Planet Editor said...

The rule is that the in-progress event generally stays. If this was in rain delay, it would be gone.

There are published conditions for all the live event contingencies during the weekend.

They include programming, commercial and operational guidelines.

Andrew said...

Whoops! Marty jinxed him!

David said...

Aint stopping repair bills on that one.

Bummer for Brian Scott there.

Good miss by Braun though

Charlie said...

I reread what I wrote and what I met was Rusty sometimes starts talking and they ignore him. Rusty likes to chit, chat.

GinaV24 said...

Other than the dark clouds, that's a very pretty view from that camera shot.

Let's see if KH crew will give him a decent pit stop this time

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