Sunday, March 7, 2010

Live Blogging Sprint Cup Series From Atlanta (12PM - FOX)


The Sprint Cup Series continues the 2010 season at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The weather is clear and the track is fast.

Chris Myers opens the FOX coverage with the pre-race show from the Hollywood Hotel. He will be joined by Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Hammond. Last week saw more disorganization and less of a focus on the stories of the race. Comedy and inside jokes are pushing this show in a very different direction.

Perhaps, FOX is again seeking to entertain the exclusive casual fan, but after three hours of hardcore NASCAR pre-race news on ESPN2 and SPEED, it's just not working. Myers jokes are not funny and there is very little focus. Hopefully, the show gets back on track after a rough start.

Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds have been working this weekend on SPEED. They have already hosted the practice sessions and qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series. As they transition from SPEED to FOX, perhaps they can keep the momentum of the week going strong.

On pit road are Krista Voda, Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum and Dick Berggren. Atlanta has a lot of action, so the reporters will be chasing strategy calls as the race progresses. The leaders can lap quickly here, so keeping viewers updated on the field will be continually important.

FOX has Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman coming from the back of the pack after engine changes. The network has Dale Earnhardt Jr. starting from the pole. They have Jimmie Johnson seeming to be bulletproof. This season, Kevin Harvick and RCR have found themselves and are running strong. There is no shortage of storylines from the drop of the green flag.

Darrell Waltrip holds the key to this race telecast. When he keeps himself in check and acts as a good teammate, things flow well. When he gets emotional and goes overboard with his comments, things fall apart. TV viewers have seen him do both this season.

Atlanta is so fast that it does not lend itself to using the in-car cameras live until the field gets strung out. The low level speed shots are tremendously effective on restarts and through the corners. Restarts on fresh tires are going to be the most exciting parts of the race. We saw that in the Saturday truck series race.

This post will serve to host your comments about the NASCAR on FOX coverage of the Sprint Cup Series race from the Atlanta Motor Speedway. To add your TV-related comment, just click on the comments button below. This is a family-friendly website, please keep that in mind when posting.

Thank you for taking the time to join us today as we live blog the race.

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Jonathan said...

see JD fox seems to be taking baby steps foward today

Anonymous said...

Interesting lead into that commercial break. They used footage from Kahne winning last Labor Day, which was on ESPN, but then used audio from an old Fox race to say Kahne wins.

Garry said...

I wonder how Hoosier Tires would react to this track? Just wondering.

Daniel Christopher Vining said...

looking ahead, do you think there will be a commercial with 20 laps to go?

KoHoSo said...

JD...no point of reference is exactly right. It's as if all they want to put on the screen is what looks "pretty" rather than what is telling a story. They are confusing fans whether they be hardcore 40-year ones like me or casual 2-year ones like my girlfriend.

GinaV24 said...

Going to go do something useful, like make dinner since obviously my driver is having a terrible day.

That tends to ruin my enjoyment in watching the race -- I know, I know, watch the race, not the man, but boy that's really hard.

jonathan said...

someone needs to just say screw it and take out Johnson. Why not whats the worst that can happen, you know how much exposer they would get??? Just a thought that entered my mind.

Anonymous said...

If #48 pulls this one out - TV ratings will drop more and more - as well as attendence at the track. There is really nothing compelling to keep steady interest.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Been that way for the last three races...

Sally said...

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a reference as to who is how many laps down right about now?

OSBORNK said...

A Hendrick Motorsport debris caution.

MikeC said...

Jonathan, the reason no one will take Johnson out is because you'd start to be like a gang-mentality. You take my driver out, I'll take your driver out, and it would never stop.

Sally said...

HMS only has one car on the lead lap now, right?

GinaV24 said...

Jonathan, heck, if NASCAR wants a rivalry that would be one way to get it AND it would sure make me more interested.

If the 48 wins this race, I'm not sure what I'll do cuz it just hurts my heart and my head.

Daniel Christopher Vining said...

Just saw the new Kobalt Toolbox commercial. AWESOME. Same box I own & use at work. #nascar #TheSpeedzine "Kobalt 41" Toolbox FTW"

Garry said...

OsbornK:Once again I agree with you. I still wish to heck they would show a complete pit stop for whatever the three teams are in the triple screen. If Johnson wins, watch how they make sure there are enough people in Victory Lane to create "cheers" so it sounds as if the whole grandstands are cheering. Meantime, watch the background and no one is there in the stands.

Jonathan said...

Gina I hear you. Ill be honest I like JJ I do, but come on!!! COME ON! enough is enough already. the race has been awsome up to now, why??? jj wasnt in the mix but now he is. I will never give up on Nascar but ok here we go this will tell it all

Jonathan said...

wow I loved that finish line cam they had during crank it up. that was hot!

Anonymous said...

Crank it Up needs to go away. Finally get unbelievable racing for a lap or two and all we saw was a face cam of 130 lap down David Ragan and stupid speed shots. Terrible!

Anonymous said...

So much for the #88. One pole doesn't equal a "resurgance"
Same old story for JR

Scott W said...

What did say earlier...Jr will let you down.... I know Hendrick is having problems...but still.

Daly Planet Editor said...

They just have not figured out what video to use during the Crank it Up segment. Need to decide on that one soon.

Daniel Christopher Vining said...

jaywpennell

Kudos to FOX for showing this racing. #nascar

JONATHAN said...

BEER BATTLE

go Budweiser

bozo said...

theory on the commercial is with 10% of the laps left, so that would be around lap 34 or 35

Anonymous said...

Penske - #2, #12, #77 has something figured out at Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

Lurking is synonymous with sandbagging

Daly Planet Editor said...

That's for sure!

David said...

Truex in 10th. anyone mention that yet?

Garry said...

Can anyone update me on Harvick? He was the points leader the last two weeks, but apparently he drives a car that doesn't have a 48 on the side.

PammH said...

According to the pylon at the track, the number 3 is running 9th!

Daly Planet Editor said...

The updates are few and far between.

bevo said...

Still no information on the tire situation?

Is there a new person in charge of the pit reporters this year?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks Mike!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Bevo, the Goodyear guy, Stu Grant, is actually in the media center talking right now.

Why he has not been on camera is anyone's guess.

Scott W said...

Why would Fox report on an issue that concerns a sponsor, that might cost them ad $$$$'s

Garry said...

The last thing NASCAR wants is a tire war. That's probably why Stu Grant is not on camera. That would all but acknowledge a tire problem. But just like in years past, it's never Goodyear's fault.That's why I floated the Hoosier trial balloon half jokingly earlier.Arca runs Hoosier's on old Cup cars, so I don't see why it be a problem to entertain the idea of another manufacturer.

Haus14 said...

I know this is beating a dead horse, but the godaddy commercials are officially dumb.

GinaV24 said...

Harvick is running 24th, 1 lap down, but he's not the first car one lap down so no joy there

red said...

Daly Planet Editor said...
Bevo, the Goodyear guy, Stu Grant, is actually in the media center talking right now.

Why he has not been on camera is anyone's guess.

to be fair: a no-win situation. if fox has him in the booth to answer questions about tires or give information, fans might be complaining about having that happen during the coverage. if they don't have him, fans might complain about fox not covering pertinent information.
in addition, they MAY actually report on what he's said/is saying fairly soon -- or not.

twitter's already given me the information from goodyear in re: various teams and tire wear and it's the usual answers: aggressive set-ups and debris.

the tires themselves? "nothing to see here; just move on."

Haus14 said...

For some reason Fox and DW think it is a Hendrick issue even though Darian Grub told Tony after his problem that most every driver has had extrememe tire wear.

Anonymous said...

PRN reporting Goodyear is surprised by - some- of the tire problems today.

GinaV24 said...

Jonathan, my brother is a 48 fan so I have to put up with it and pretend I'm happy about him winning all the time. It makes for a sticky deal for us sometimes.

I don't really advocate wrecking people on purpose, but it would make me feel better if once in a while the 48 ran bad

Anonymous said...

Garry - Ann Marie the Sprint Girl kinda blew it on Race Hub this past week ... when she said that the 48 team was in & out of VL in less than 30 minutes and how they've got the routine down ... It's too old hat for them ... They've lost the thrill / excitement of being in Victory Lane ...

David said...

Haus, sometimes crew chiefs lie....

lol

Daly Planet Editor said...

red, but you owe it to the viewers to let the guy who provides the tires say his piece IMHO.

Anonymous said...

If Hendrick-Haas Motorsports adds a third team, err, I mean Stewart-Haas, I see Kahne going there. Pretty soon, it'll be the Hendrick Cup, as no other team can compete. NASCAR needs to tear down those cars the right way, not the kid-glove way.

GinaV24 said...

and yet - LeTarte said they weren't running an aggressive camber for the car, so why the tire problems?

but as everyone has pointed out - it can't be a Goodyear problem. Everything is beautiful, no worries, be happy. Sheesh.

bevo said...

@red- It could very well not be a tire compound issue but a set up one. Race tires are not a simple thing to manufacture but not hearing anything one way or another from someone in charge is not good. It's pertinent information that we should here.

David said...

welcome back red. sorry your boy has had a rough day. i warned some folks tho on friday.

red said...

jd, do we know that stu grant is at all interested in doing that? did fox ask him to be on air? i'm just curious as to whether they asked and he declined because he's a busy camper or if they are just ignoring this.

but for me: with so many tires going bad today, grant would be better served to be down in the pits, trying to get some answers to this mess.

that being said: fox should be using their pit reporters to get the information FROM grant and get it on the air as "stu grant, from goodyear, just told me XYZ." and if he had anything to say in the media center, fox should have had somebody there to report on what was said.

regardless, i agree that tv fans should have the same level of information as twitter users.

David said...

Don't often hear me say this but: Need a caution! Kyle about to get lapped lol.

Montoya FUMING over lapped cars right now. None giving any room

Garry said...

tiamatsrevenge: Thank you for that info. That's pretty deep information to have. You wouldn't by chance be moonlighting in the sport? lol.

Anonymous said...

Where's the caution to benefit Sammy?? Oh, that's right ... He doesn't drive a car with a 8 / 48 / 24 on it ...

Why hasn't Jimmie had the problems that have hit the other Hendrick-Haas cars???

David said...

there it is. Caution

Anonymous said...

RaceTalkRadio just tweeted "No tire issues? Is Goodyear using Baghdad Bob as their PR guy today?" priceless!

Anonymous said...

Caution for Hamlin...blew an engine.

Garry said...

I need a Petty caution! Stat! Oh, what's the use. The Petty's have been cast aside years ago, ever since the big engine fiasco.....

red said...

@david: can't agree w/your assesment in re: the 88 focusing on qualifying & not race trim (if, in fact, that's what your speculating?). whatever this issue is, it appears to have little to do with that set-up and more to do with the build itself (ie parts, hub problem, etc.)

regardless, i'm still watching the race. just wish goodyear could give us some answers before this is all over.

Anonymous said...

If there are any more green flag commercials after this stop I will never watch Fox again...

MikeC said...

Approaching 32-33 laps to go which would be 10%....Fox will be able to get away with taking the 10% to go commercial break with it being under caution.

bevo said...

Fox sure does love them some recaps don't they?

Garry said...

A recap? A recap? Why?

David said...

Red, my argument with some people was that there was plenty of time for the 88 to lose the handle between Friday and Sunday. Which they did.

Just because they went fast in Q did not mean squat about them being good for the race. That was what I was warning people of.

GinaV24 said...

obviously from those camera shots of worn tires it's not just a HMS problem.

What happened to Hamlin?

red said...

hey jd? yellow flag, cars circling, no racing? THIS would have been the moment to rely information for goodyear, doncha think? they sorta tiptoed up to it but then, just as they could have gone into a bit more depth? "nothing to see here; move on."

David said...

Hamlin cut down a left front

MikeC said...

I think Fox does recaps now, because they probably figure people are just now tuning in to see who wins....as they want to get those people caught up.

Not taking a commercial under yellow. That means they'll probably wait until there's 20 to 25 laps to go to take their last break.

GinaV24 said...

LOL I was wondering why we needed a recap, too? filler?

Anonymous said...

Does the media even have a clue that people literally HATE Jimmie?? Why the overkill?? Other than the fact that he's driving the Kobalt Tools car ????

David said...

and THAT is why Chad Kanus is the BEST crew chief in NASCAR.

Garry said...

O.K. That's NOT the Petty Caution I was looking for....I'm loking for the one that BENEFITS the Petty cars. You know like a Hendrick Caution?

Daly Planet Editor said...

That was just weird.

Garry said...

Looking :Sp.

Anonymous said...

A Bristol ad ??

GinaV24 said...

thanks, David

Sally said...

Amazing that they try to sell Bristol as a 'high contact' track anymore. It definitely isn't that!

MikeC said...

I'm guessing this break is the last one. At least they're doing it under yellow and not green.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Why are they still promoting Bristol as it was before it was repaved? Time lapse?

Same issue that bit them last year. Promoted it as the coliseum and it turned out to be two lanes wide all the way around.

OSBORNK said...

We need 10 laps of green flag so we can have a green flag commercial.

Sally said...

These days Bristol has to work to sell out, just like any other track. It was a close call last August.

bevo said...

@MikeC- the problem with a recap is we have a tire issue that has not been addressed and a few laps left. Tires are going to be the main factor determining a winner. We don't need a recap at this point.

David said...

I love the new Bristol

Garry said...

JD, I agree. A car , no, two cars, spin out in front of the flag ,in front of 40,000 people, in front of NASCAR Race Control, nad it takes almost a half a lap to throw the caution? Were they waiting to see the 48 pass a couple of cars first?

Sally said...

Interesting that they have decided to put more SAFER barrier up to try to get back what they lost in excitement. They will have to scrap the cahse to make it like the old days.

Anonymous said...

Johnson restarting 18th - I say he ends up 5th

red said...

@tiamatsrevenge i don't hate jimmie in any way. i think that team is riding a crest and doing an amazing job and (as much as it pains me to admit it sometimes!) i think knaus is a genius.

what i am weary of is the fawning adoration that cause this booth to pretty much disregard any other team, even if the 48 isn't in the front of the pack. this having to keep an eye on the 48, focus on their every move and minimize the work being done by other teams is what infuriates this fan.

@david; still, i can't agree. i don't think they lost thehandle on the car. i think the mechanical issues made it tough to do the right thing for that car.

Garry said...

I've read this script before. Johnson pits, comes out 18th, someone miraculously spins with 15 to go, and everyone pits, Johnson stays out wins the race, Knaus looks like a genious, and Johnson invents the cure for cancer. Ad infinum.

OSBORNK said...

They're pushing Bristol because it is not sold out as it traditionally is. They barely "sold out" last year and this year is much slower. There are billboards, TV spots, newspaper spots everywhere locally with promotions in an attempt to sell it out to keep the streak. According to a friend of a campground owner near the track, they are concerned about the soft ground in the campgrounds. We have had a lot of snow and rain since last year and the ground is soft for about 2' down. They are contracting with large wreckers to tow the RVs out. It is also supposed to rain for about a week before the race.

Daly Planet Editor said...

JPM is suddenly 3rd? What?

bevo said...

Jeez can't they cut back on the speed shots and show the racing? Brutal direction.

Sally said...

I'm getting weekly E mails from Bristol trying to get me to go back.

David said...

Harvick 14th on the lead lap

Anonymous said...

Stewart has a right front down.

bevo said...

Trust us Fox, we believe you're talking to the crew chiefs without showing us. Show the race.

Daly Planet Editor said...

No Hendrick cars in top ten...

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice caution flag timing to take care of that last commercial break.

red said...

@david: can't completely disagree with your position on set-up/tweaking during the race issue. but if this particular issue was, in fact, a hub, i don't know how that can be quickly diagnosed or corrected in the race. sounded to me that folks thought it was "just the tires going bad" as others had happening. plus, there shouldn't be ANY reason to assume a hub issue.

that being said? there's something wrong in a deep way in the 88 shop, of that i haven't a moment's doubt. the driver's preferences for set-up and lines on the track are well known and i don't agree with some who said he's never been a good driver and/or he "forgot" how to race. is it the wing versus the spoiler? the cot itself? probably some element of both.

it's just not . . . clicking, ya' know?

bevo said...

After all of this time why can't Larry Mc say Keselowski correctly?

David said...

I don't think its a hub though red. I think its an excuse.

We'll see though. Jr can drive, he just struggles when that car isn't ideal which it has not been in over a year.

His ability to adapt is what I question.

COME ON JUAN!!!!!

red said...

bevo said...
After all of this time why can't Larry Mc say Keselowski correctly?

"rusty wallace school of broadcasting."

David said...

OMG!

bevo said...

What the Hell??

Anonymous said...

WTF ??

Daly Planet Editor said...

Before you guys leave, please go back to the main page and leave us your race wrap-up comment on the FOX coverage.

We appreciate you all chatting with us today. This post will stay open until the race is off the air.

JD

Anonymous said...

Payback ??

Sally said...

They call that 'light contact'?

David said...

wow.

Brad K: "Did i just fly?! I cant get out"

He is calm sounding

Haus14 said...

WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

The roof flaps and deploy and it still flips over? Something is very wrong with this car.

Sally said...

I bet Carl says it was an accident. as least BK owns up when he holds his line.

Anonymous said...

So much for Carl not being upset with Brad.............

Daly Planet Editor said...

Let's see Carl shake this one off....

David said...

what the hell does talladega have to do with this wreck?!

GinaV24 said...

So DW and Larry are both talking out of both sides of their mouth. Before the wing was the best thing to happen to a race car since sliced bread, NOW, the spoiler will stuff again.

What bogus junk

Daly Planet Editor said...

The black eye is already forming on the sport. My email is blowing up.

Anonymous said...

If it stayed green - Montoya had a shot

Scott W said...

Carl took out Brad.... a donation to Carl's Foundation will be in the mail on Monday!!! Way to go Carl!!!

MikeC said...

Notice the Fox guys aren't so quick to cast blame on this wreck compared to the earlier one between these 2?

Sally said...

Again, they blame BK for Carl cutting down on him. And Carl just shoves the #12 down the track.

GinaV24 said...

does anyone think the scoring is messed up with all of these cars some being 1 lap down, some being multiples? Things just seem off to me.

red said...

David said...
what the hell does talladega have to do with this wreck?!

that would be . . . nothing.

Anonymous said...

Mike Joy just made the point of all points - Edwards was more than 100 laps down.

Anonymous said...

Intentional

Anonymous said...

Edwards needs to sit out a race or two...

David said...

Kyle Busch radio: "I guess they are even now."

Kyle: "Who was it?"

Spotter: "The 12 and 99. Damn, that was big."

Garry said...

NASCAR needs to park Edwards for three weeks. PERIOD

Sally said...

That shot of Carl's gloves turning the car right said it all, didn't it?

Anonymous said...

Oh no this is the "NEW NASCAR" this is what they asked for

red said...

@scott w; you're entitled to your feelings but i have to say: that's not called for. a racer being injured isn't something to celebrate or reward.

bevo said...

@David and red- Everything. 99 should be black flagged

Anonymous said...

parking Edwards?? Hmmmm so much for letting drivers do their thing.

Sally said...

Wow. Nascar is really going to do something? Amazing.

Anonymous said...

The bind Nascar is now in is that they had the whole marketing campaign about the letting drivers take care of themselves.

If that's what they want to market, they can't start parking people either.

Anonymous said...

We better get an Edwards interview.

Anonymous said...

ANON - you are right. NASCAR is in a bind on this one.

David said...

Carl getting parked is overkill in my eyes. The sensationalism of that wreck made it look worse than what it was going to be.

I'll take flack for it but that is where I stand.

There goes this race for Juan. pit crew has sucked all day.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god they missed EVERYTHING on that set of stops!!! What the hell was that Fox????

bozo said...

no bind, you can't be that obvious, plus 100 laps behind and him in 5th..this will be some points taken away, i'd say 100 point penealty

Sally said...

I don't think Nascar is in a bind. They said from the get-go that they wouldn't let it get out of hand. Abviously wrecking another car isn't what they had in mind.

Anonymous said...

So much for pretty boy Carl's clean image.

Anonymous said...

Sent to Scotts website:
While I appreciate your support of NASCAR, as long as you continue to sponsor a car whose driver is willing to put the lives of both another driver and fans in danger at the fastest track on the circuit, I will no longer be able to purchase your products. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Get out of the kitchen Brad if u cant handle it

Haus14 said...

great interview by brad - carl you looked bad in yours

Amol said...

What a weak interview by Berggren, only one question and then Carl walked away. He should have pressed him more on wrecking him and endangering fans in the grandstands.

Garry said...

I apologize for the following language: Carl Edwards needs his ass kicked. At Martinsville? Sure, wreck anyone intentional. At Atlanta? Bull****.

red said...

Anonymous said...
So much for pretty boy Carl's clean image.

said it on twitter: i lost respect for edwards when he threatened to puch his teammate, matt kenseth, a full 1/2 hour AFTER the race.

and carl's interview should erase all doubt as to whether the move was intentional or not.

bevo said...

99 better be suspended

Sophia said...

Carl was SUCH A JERK! I was rooting for JPM and now, things shuffled up due to this mess and late caution.

STINKS.

I'm back to can't stand carl again. UNCALLED for.

TIRED of cars flipping over.:(

Anonymous said...

Carl needs to be parked for a long time - he Smirked during his interview. He all but said it was on purpose.
what a jerk.

sportsblogger said...

Sent to Scotts website:
While I appreciate your support of NASCAR, as long as you continue to sponsor a car whose driver is willing to put the lives of both another driver and fans in danger at the fastest track on the circuit, I will no longer be able to purchase your products. Thank you."""

---------------------------------


ur kidding me right??

Sally said...

I think the difference in them is that one wreck was obviously intentional. The others, not so much. and, Carl just admitted he wrecked him on purpose.

Anonymous said...

As far as I'm concerned, there is a time and a place for what Carl just did.

It's in Martinsville, Virginia

red said...

@amol: i believe mr edwards had a pressing engagement in the big hauler and was no longer available for the interview.

Jeff Branch said...

I used to have some respect for Carl Edwards, but no longer

Daly Planet Editor said...

I KNEW they would miss it with a tight shot.

Anonymous said...

I am puking - DW doing Captain & Tennille

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the distraction here, but Mark is unsponsored in this race? Really?

Sally said...

I always had a suspicion Carl was a bit of a bully (the Kenseth incicdent), and this just confirmed it. Like running into the side of Junior's car after the checker...with his hand out of the window. Don't think he really cares if someone gets hurt. Disappointing.

Anonymous said...

Wow! If I've learned anything today, its to just watch the last 30 laps. Much less fustration.

Stokely said...

People, unwind your panties. It was an inappropriate thing to do, but if the car had stayed on the ground none of you would be worked into such an indignant lather. NASCAR will set the guy straight. If anybody has a right to be upset, it's the Penske fabricators. Incidentally, way to completely blow the ensuing pit stops, Fox.

MikeC said...

Usually NASCAR's actions are all bark and no bite...I'll be really surprised if they suspend him. They'll do like they did with Kurt Busch a few years ago.....probably take his points away from today, and then fine him another 150 points....and put on probation and be allowed to race at Bristol.

Amol said...

@red: if he really needed to get to the NASCAR hauler, why do the interview at all? NASCAR could have easily said to Carl to come to the hauler immediately without interviews, and that could have been passed off to the network.

GinaV24 said...

JD the answer about Bristol is what it always is with NASCAR - money. they know that people don't like the racing as much as on the old config with the old car - so the only way to SELL tickets is to lie.

bozo said...

stokely, that's the point, at atlanta at 195 mph you can't do that, you are taking a big risk of hurting someone, so the penalty should be applied as appropriate. it was beyone stupid.

Anonymous said...

DW - SHUT UP !

David said...

Im with Stokely. Brad getting hangtime was not part of the plan. Putting him in the fence was. There will be a long discussion which is probably already going on. It wasn't right but it happened.

As I have LONG believed about Carl, that IS the real Carl Edwards. Not the glitz and shine you see 95% of the time in interviews.

At least he didn't say it was an accident.

Sophia said...

Race overtime..we had to reset the DVR..glad here to do it. had radio on until JPM was second...darn it!

Carl is now the passive aggressive bully FAKE. I smelled it years ago but that took the cake! He's show too many times his phoney colors.

OK DWs comment WAS FUNNY...put the dinner in the over, give me a belt and tie the tv down. LOL

Anonymous said...

Stokley, that's why it's uncool to intentionally wreck somebody--you don't know WHAT's going to happen, especially at 190 mph. What if someone in the grandstands had been hurt or killed?

sportsblogger said...

People, unwind your panties. It was an inappropriate thing to do, but if the car had stayed on the ground none of you would be worked into such an indignant lather. NASCAR will set the guy straight. If anybody has a right to be upset, it's the Penske fabricators. Incidentally, way to completely blow the ensuing pit stops, Fox.


+100

agree with u 100 percent

Anonymous said...

MikeC -

Can't think of many really suspensions, but Harvick actually got parked in a Cup race for actions in his then Craftsman Truck.

thort said...

stokley, you hit the nail on the head. a slow mo shot of a car being sent airborne because of a design flaw does more damage to Carl's image than if the car would have stayed on the ground.

I'm a Carl fan and will continue to be. I'm not excusing the "tap" but it has happened before and will happen again. That's racing people.

Anonymous said...

Just like OJ - the white gloves turning right - great evidence.

red said...

@amol: i'm thinking dr dick (who's been around for a bit more than a few years!) knew EXACTLY where to stand to catch edwards before he hit the hauler.

and i'm pretty certain edwards didn't want to blow him off and then have dr dick get to say that edwards refused comment on his way to the hauler. edwards wanted his say BEFORE getting sat down in the corner by nascar.

but driving the wrong way down pit road after the wreck? pretty certain the boys were foaming at the mouth in the hauler!

bozo said...

if i'm penske, i'd start a car at one of the races just to take out carl, early in the race, pay one of the start and parkers to do it.

Daly Planet Editor said...

There are tracks that they call payback tracks. This is not one.

red said...

(by the way, my driver is sitting in 20th! love him but seriously? 20th in that piece of . . . ?)

Soloman said...

NASCAR can't be too upset about the wreck, it's already the picture on their homepage.

David said...

coming to 1 to go

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Sally said...

Isn't this the time for them to point out 'how much safer' the COT is? totally ignoring how many bad wreck drivers walked away from with the old car?

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, David. I always thought Carl's "aww shucks" demeanor was always on the fake side.

David said...

Bevo, i never said it was right. I know what he was thinking though and he was NOT trying to kill him. That is being dramatic when it was as simple as this: you wrecked me, I'll wreck you.

It was not the right thing to do. But I am glad Carl did NOT backpedal in his interview.

Sally said...

Well, they tried to wreck and give us another GWC finish, but thank goodness they didn't!

Sally said...

Wow. Junior must have had a great lasp lap...finished 15th!

Soloman said...

Good for Addington... he's going to prove that Shrub was not all the reason for success over there.

red said...

Daly Planet Editor said...
There are tracks that they call payback tracks. This is not one.

true, true, so very true, jd!

Haus14 said...

I meant to just shoot him - i didn't mean to kill him...you can choose the action, but you don't get to choose the consequences...you have to live with those.

Should have thought about things a little more Carl.

bozo said...

david, the point is not whether he was trying to kill him, but on this track he easily could have, that's the point...in law its called attempted manslaughter

Sally said...

@Haus14...excellent! Well said.

Daly Planet Editor said...

We have the new post up for your race wrap comments.

Just click The Daly Planet at the top of the page to go back to the homepage.

We would appreciate everyone taking a moment and letting us know what you liked and what you did not like in the telecast today.

Thanks as always for hanging with us.

Tonight, SPEED has the Speed Report at 7PM, Victory Lane at 8 and Wind Tunnel with guest Eli Gold at 9PM.

Have a great Sunday night folks!

JD

Haus14 said...

so who thought elder Busch would win before younger Busch in 2010??? anyone?

Stokely said...

bevo (and others), like I said, the move was inappropriate, particularly at such a hot track. My comments were directed at the disproportionate outrage. People are getting more upset than they ordinarily would because the wreck was spectacular, which is just a coincidence.

Nice to see Paul Menard have such a good run. The guy takes more derision than anybody else in the field, and in large measure it's undeserved.

bevo said...

@Soloman - NASCAR doesn't run nascar.com, Turner does.

@David- Doesn't matter. Haus nailed it. Not being dramatic when you flip someone over doing 195 mph.

Anonymous said...

chris meyers comes through with some good reporting on edwards' past issues...

Anonymous said...

Why did the FOX guys keep saying Brad wrecked Carl on lap 30?? When the video shows Carl came down ON Brad as Brad was hugging the yellow line?? Sad, just sad ...

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