Sunday, April 25, 2010

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


Here we go with what may be the highest-rated Sprint Cup Series race of the season. The high banks of Talladega are calling and FOX is the network for the race.

Chris Myers opens the show with Jeff Hammond and Darrell Waltrip alongside. Myers is a mess this season. He plays the fool on FOX while being the sophisticated host on Showtime's Inside NASCAR. The recent rain delay he hosted was just awful.

Talladega is a race that calls for a cool head when things go bad. The speeds are approaching 200mph with the new spoiler package and Myers needs to set the right tone. The element of danger has returned and kidding because you care does not have a place here today.

Darrell Waltrip spilled the beans on Dale Earnhardt Jr. driving the #3 car in the Nationwide Series race in Daytona. Waltrip has a new Twitter account and he had been typing like a man possessed. The Earnhardt and RCR camps were none too happy with "ole DW." Should be interesting if he uses the pre-race show to apologize.

Mike Joy and Larry McReynolds are waiting in the TV booth for Waltrip to call the race. Joy has been decidedly low-key this season. At times, he seems almost uninterested. Whatever the reason, there has been a big change to the way the FOX play-by-play announcer calls a race.

Many fans have suggested that Joy is merely tired of Waltrip and McReynolds talking overtop of him. That may be the case, as both men have left their traditional analysts roles and routinely stop Joy as they offer random comments and emotional outbursts. Waltrip calling for Junior to win at Daytona is still fresh in the minds of many.

The best pit road reporters on TV will be fighting to get on the air once the green flag flies. Waltrip and McReynolds talk more than any other analysts on TV and the FOX pit reporters are often a lonely bunch. Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum, Dick Berggren and Krista Voda should have a very interesting day.

Look for the battle between wideshots and the excessive use of in-car cameras to be going full steam today. This race can be covered in a variety of ways by the TV Director, so what the FOX guys choose to show today will go a long way in either exciting or frustrating the viewers.

Weather is clear, there have been no TV problems reported and the crowd is huge. This has the potential to be the best and highest-rated Cup race of the season.

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Gymmie said...

Good Morning Planeteers! Happy (hopefully) double Race Day <3

Will be glad when they go back to a straight pre-race and stop all the silly gimmicks and cheap promos :(

Daly Planet Editor said...

Strap in folks, this is going to be interesting.

MikeC said...

Hard to believe, but this is the first race to be run on Sunday since Bristol. First hour long pre-race show not to be dealing with rain since then....so, the pre-race show will probably go back to the norm (Pizzi, etc.)

MikeC said...

Nice opening.....screw who wins the race, let's see who crashes the best!

J.C. said...

I sincerely hope that SOMEONE puts a sock in Waltrips mouth, but I am swimming upstream...Hope also its a safe race with LOTS of challenges...

Daly Planet Editor said...

I think DW is going to be an issue today. Maybe now more than ever.

Anonymous said...

This recent Fox obsession with nothing but crashes (last week's "Top 10 crashes in Fox's history" and this week's open) makes me sick. I guess that's what happens when you're dealing with a production crew made up of non-NASCAR fans. SICK!

MikeC said...

The storyline today is sell the "big one".

Vicky D said...

Too much time spent on these morning shows today on previous wrecks. Why don't they concentrate on the racing instead. And how many times today are we going to see videos of Bobby Allison's and Carl's wrecks at dega? Looks like a really nice day there, it's beautiful here in Houston too.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Between RaceDay on SPEED and now FOX, it's been strange to see them replay the Edwards crash so many times and make it the theme.

Anonymous said...

who is this fox pre-race show and why are they suddenly using pit reporters? A strange beginning

Tom said...

Can't think of a NASCAR race I look forward to more. Used to be Daytona but ever since Dale passed there it hasn't been the same. Anyway, I just hope Fox doesn't screw up the coverage too much. Fingers are crossed

Anonymous said...

But, of course, you get the announcers occasionally say "we hope we don't see the big one". But then turnaround and go crazy when one occurs.

MikeC said...

They always go to the pit reporters during the first segment, to tell us who they'll be interviewing during pre-race. They make it sound like it's going to be a feature story, but ends up being just a 30-second interview.

MikeC said...

Must've run out of drivers to willingly participate in Pizzi.

Anonymous said...

I see the drivers have already tired of being "interviewed" by Pizzi.

God. Maybe they'll kill the segment now.

PammH said...

wish the Dega dudes has whipped pizza's butt!

Anonymous said...

Why is it too much to ask for Fox to just talk about today's race??????

So far we've gotten old crash videos, Myers, Hammond, DW, Joy, Larry Mac, all 4 Fox pit reporters, storm geek, Miss Sprint Cup, phone commercials, and the fat cable puller that's not funny at all!!!!

How about drivers, owners, crew chiefs, starting lineup, point standings,..... ANYTHING RELATED TO THE RACE FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jojaye said...

Good Morning all
Why exactly did I put on the pre race? What was I thinking?
Pizzi is actually more insulting this week than ever before. Was that supposed to be funny? Yikes it ought to be how low can we go...

Anonymous said...

ANON...
Relax buddy. It's an hour show. Would love to see you produce a show. Harder than you think.

Daly Planet Editor said...

WOW. More Carl.

Anonymous said...

... and now Fox's stupid fantasy racing game that's disguised with a Directv logo to make the public think it isn't Fox's own deal. THIS IS AWFUL!!!!!!

JohnP said...

I FINALLY saw something funny with that Pizza fool.

The blond haired women said she had never heard of Hammond or Myers. Lol.

JohnP said...

Anon 12:12.. Agreed

How about Myers peddling that cell phone?? Awfull, that's for commercials..

Glenn said...

That's once every five minutes. Thank goodness they really can't wreck that bad that often.

JohnP said...

I ment anon 12:22

PammH said...

JohnP-I thought that was only funny thing I've seen from the pizza guy. Blonde evidently doesn't watch the races.

PammH said...

So was that the Chris Myers from the Inside Nascar show?

Sally said...

Another rewstrictor plate track, and I expect Fox to give us LOTS of bumper cam shots to prove the cars are close. Oh joy.

darcie said...

Hey, when did Jr shave???? Might mess up his mojo.

Anonymous said...

And Jr. is popular why?

MikeC said...

Junior looked a little uncomfortable being asked that question about shaving.

Daly Planet Editor said...

He had a photo shoot during the week. No beard for that.

Anonymous said...

"Harder than you think"..... Amazingly though only one of the four major NASCAR trucks (Fox) is making talking about NASCAR look like advanced Calculus. I don't see TNT, ESPN, or Speed's Campipng World group struggling nearly that badly.

No in-house employees turned fake comedians, no cartoons, no skits, no company fantasy game updates, no "storm scout", no product placement, just a preview of the race itself... Calculus indeed (rolls eyes).

Anonymous said...

A lot of the things during this pre-race show is repeat of things talked about during RaceDay.

Daly Planet Editor said...

This could be the best TV rating of the season for NASCAR.

J.C. said...

Oh dear Lord....co-opetaters??...wish someone would take one of Idaho's finest and jam it in Waltrips gaspipe....PLEEZ!!!!and I didn't see or hear an apology from Waltrip for blowing Earnhardts announcement....What class!!

Vicky D said...

Guess Jr. didn't like Krista asking about the beard. I didn't think that was a brilliant question either the look on his was priceless! What will they talk about on the post-race show if there's not wrecks in the race today? That's all I'm seeing and that Pizzi was awful, luckily I was in the kitchen cleaning up and missed most of it.

JohnP said...

JD, wonder what will happen if it's not Nascar's best tv rating of the year. Afterall, both Cup and Nationwide fans are there and watching at the same time from what I understand.

Daly Planet Editor said...

This is the last big splash for FOX before they go bye bye.

Ann_Ominous said...

YUCK!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, Pizzi was really funny today, and I liked the stuff with the 24 & 48 last week too.

batchief said...

Dale Jr. has totally lost his sense of humor when being interviewed and to me that has made him a tough interview. I blame his lack of success to date at Hendrick and the questions he was asked, that seemed to me to perturb him, the previous two seasons by some of the ESPN announcers. He was a lot more fun to listen to in an interview before ESPN came along.

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Anonymous said...

Die Hard Nascar Fans will watch the race regardless, I'm sure fox is going after the fringe viewer by hyping crashes and humor/attempts at humor. Whether we like it or not thats the reality

Daly Planet Editor said...

Good point about the ESPN deal. Those guys have never been the same. Jr. knows Krista and what she is about.

Anonymous said...

Sucks that this stupid bracket thing has basically cancelled NASCAR Hotpass for these 4 weeks. Always love watching JR's dedicated channel at the plate races. Not today though, we get the "Allmendinger vs. Truex" matchup channel instead :(

Daly Planet Editor said...

NASCAR tied to go after the "casual fan" years ago. Found out they did not exist.

Hoped FOX would change this season and present this sport differently No such luck.

batchief said...

Krist and Jr. have known each other for over 8 years, they are the same age and use to always have fun in an interview. Doesn't happen anymore.

TexasRaceLady said...

@batchief --- I agree with you about Dale becoming a tough interview. Yet, during last week's rain delay at Texas, Jerry Punch got one of the best interviews I ever heard from Dale.

Guess it depends on who is asking the questions.

Ann_Ominous said...

I think I will stay here in the computer room and play some solitare until the talking heads in the booth stop yakkin'.... oh waitaminute.... I guess until the race starts!

Daly Planet Editor said...

As Junior was talking, my only reaction was...."Hey Jr., that's Krista!"

Anonymous said...

I think it depends on Jr's mood. He might be still pissed at FOX about DW opening his mouth about the 3 car.

JohnP said...

Anyone who watch's Nascar to see race cars wreck must also enjoy watching wrecked cars on the highway and the ambulances and helicopters that land around them. That was total non-sence.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Franna, that is why we were whomping ESPN over the past three years to get Jerry back on pit road and out of the booth.

ESPN has a lot of work to do in the garage before the Cup stuff starts.

batchief said...

I agree with your last sentence TRL. I think he is more responsive to the guys then the gals lately.

Daly Planet Editor said...

You can read about DW and Junior at thatsracin.com

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Sally said...

@TexasRaceLady...I was thinking the same thing. Maybe right before the start of a restrictor plate race isn't the best timing for a 'light-hearted' interview.

Ann_Ominous said...

oh good opening ceremonies.... just won a game of solitare...score was 666 before the time bonus - guess I better go for the prayer!!

red said...

hey gang! just got in, will take a while to catch up with you! be back in a bit!

Ann_Ominous said...

Anthem singer was good...but the name?? How many ways can you spell Brittany?? (that's rhetorical)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Good anthem and well timed flyover. Starting things off right.

Anonymous said...

Computer is cranky today - don't know how I'll make it through two races with no Daly Planet blog and no Twitter - wish me luck. Only wish I could turn off C Meyers and D Waltrip a easily as my computer. Safe racing everyone and may be best man win.

TexasRaceLady said...

@Ann_O --- you'd be surprised. I taught school for 30yrs and some of the names I had to struggle with would blow your mind.

Charlie said...

FOX this track is a big one. Please show the race with wide shots. Inside, outside rows move, not single cars. Let us see the rows move and not tight shots of a single car.
And this is a dream hope but stay away from all the in-car cams. Showing me in-car does not help me see where all the other cars are.

JohnP said...

It would of been nice if they had done a "moment of silence" for those lost in yesterdays 40some tornado's. Especially that big one in Mississippi.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Reporters griping about empty grandstands. Wonder if the traffic problems are making folks late.

Let's see if TV shows the stands.

Anonymous said...

John P---
Completely agree.

Anonymous said...

Fox is gonna kill us with bumper cams and in-car shots today.

bevo said...

Out on the patio with the race on the other laptop, couple of cigars and some iced tea to start the day. Clear blue skies and 75 degrees.

MikeC said...

What's going to be interesting is after this race is over and all the scrambling that'll be taking place to get the Nationwide race started and get it in before darkness sets in.

Sally said...

If they can't fill the stands at 'Dega seating both Cup an Nationwide races today and junior running strong....things are really bad in Nascar.

Anonymous said...

Bevo---
Cigar and a brewsky sounds better!!!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

TV crew in place, pre-race show over...time to make the donuts.

PammH said...

Crowd they just showed looked pretty good to me.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Trackpass on NASCAR.com has no scanners working. On the email with the Turner guys right now.

Anonymous said...

No twitter and no trackpass scanner !! WTH

John said...

I just switched over to SAP on FOX and it is the ambient sound, no booth, no pits, just the natural sound. Not sure if it is a goof on FOX's part or what. Unfortunatly on DTV you can only listen to SAP on the SD channels, not HD.

bevo said...

Beer comesa little bit later, got to get some caffeine first :)

Newracefan said...

scanners have been screwed up a lot this year, it's really starting to get old

OK working just as the green got thrown, will let you know if craps out again

Sally said...

Wow. That shot of the stands showed a pretty sparse upper deck crowd. If this was Monday I could understand.

Anonymous said...

Help! My station (KAYU-TV) in Spokane) aired two infomercials )6(6 Week Body Makeover and Meaningful Beauty) plus they aired three minutes of commercials. As a result, the anthem and the invocation were not televised. Why is that the case?

Jeff said...

geez, lap 2 and DW has already used "wad" twice, wish I could get MRN and mute FOX

red said...

now caught up.

thought: why exactly are we using an in-car on the 88 to show him drafting and all we can see is the headlight decal?
i have a VERY bad feeling about this.

and DW? please, dear god in heaven, ZIP IT, PINHEAD!

ok, i'm done now.

Daly Planet Editor said...

2 updates:

NASCAR.com only turned on the team scanners as the field was coming to the green. Fans are pissed.

The Spokane TV station refused to carry the pre-race show. FOX must carry is only the race. FOX not happy.

Anonymous said...

DW - "Don't need no dadgum seat" Shut up DW !

Charlie said...

4 wide and they show the leader being pushed. I would rather see the 4 wide but that is just me, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Just noticed Mike Joy always takes the time to identify driver hometowns when they're in Modified country (Syracuse, NY and Middletown, CT).

Don't think he stops to say random cities in California or North Carolina,

Newracefan said...

Oh for the love of God stop the car camera shots already

bevo said...

Seeing to many rear-ends of cars

John said...

Jeff- go to:
http://www.thundercountry.com/mediaplayer/?station=WCTH-FM&action=listenlive&channel_title=

The are streaming the MRN broadcast.

Sally said...

This is the other problem with multi car teams. This 'working together' stuff doesn't make for the best competition.

Anonymous said...

Being that your blog featured a story complete with mug shot of J.C. France back when he had his run in with the law, it seems odd that it is no news now that his case has been dismissed. NOT GUILTY, IT DOES HAPPEN. Maybe an follow up is in order for this faultless accused racer. Just my 2 cents.

Anonymous said...

Thought they forgot the caution there

Sophia said...

The truck booth is !&#^!&#^!&#^ HORRIBLE with all in car cams. WIDE SHOTS>

*sigh* listening on radio as Fox BUTCHERS the race. If you must show bumper/incar, use SPLIT screen.

Who's picking the cameras? Stevie WOnder.

the WIDE SHOTS ARE GORGEOUS!!!!!!
In between the in car/bumper cam NONSENS.

in car cams are more helpful for rePLY. Go robby g

Anonymous said...

J.C. France got off on a technicality. The France family name and $$$$ rule Daytona.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Did you guys hear KK say he was blowing up?

Sally said...

Anon 1:37...what i read was that the case was dismissed because of a juristictional dispute about exactly where he was when he was stopped...by a cop out of his juristiction. Not exactly 'Not Guilty'.

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Sophia said...

can't believe all the lead changes. MRN saying 10 different lead changes already. Holy Toledo.

Love Barney Hall :)

Jeff said...

Thanks John!

how much longer does this stupid head to head thing last?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Still can't believe he walked. That was sure a mess.

Anonymous said...

The France name and $$$$ rule Daytona Beach. JC France got off on a technicality.

Gymmie said...

@JohnP--agreed :(

@TRL--I've seen many a name that just make you scratch your head. It's one thing to be creative and not have your child to be one of 8 million Michaels or 8 million Jennifers but think about others having to pronounce it and when they try to get jobs. I've seen a few that are pronounced normally but the spelling makes the names look X rated! In a professional setting some of those names won't go over very well!

I'm tired of this bracket stuff I hope they kill it next year. How much longer do we have to put up with that?

Anonymous said...

Fox needs to dump this bracket crap and the Pizzi idiot. More failures the fans hate - just like digger.

Anonymous said...

They missed pit stops on a competition yellow? How does that happen?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Jeff, through the FOX portion.

The entire focus of the DirecTV head to head deal is to get a new mailing/email list for DirecTV marketing.

Sophia said...

JEFF

also go hear for MRN online! :)
http://107countrypsk.com/

Click on listen live and open in Basic player

Becky [@hightechredneck] said...

Did FOX really just miss pit stops while they were in commercial. And on a caution they KNEW was coming out before hand? Very poor planning.

Anonymous said...

Kahne leaving RPM with 26 races left in 2010 and the car "blows up" ? Hmmmmm - black helicopters shovering.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Gee, that did not work out very well for FOX.

Anonymous said...

Kasey Kahne announces he's leaving RPM and there are 26 races left. And the car "blows up" early in the race? Hmmmm - black helicopters are hovering.

TexasRaceLady said...

Cannot believe FOX knew the caution was coming, went to commercial, and MISSED live pits stops!

Stop this insanity --- show us the RACE. KISS(Keep It Simple, Stupid)

Ann_Ominous said...

More wide field shots, but heck, it's Dega - there are more cars in the same amount of space.

Transitions between the finish line shot and the next camera have been choppy.

All I'm hearing in the other room is comercials, commercials, commmercilassss.....

red said...

@becky: Did FOX really just miss pit stops while they were in commercial.
"nothing to see here, just move along."

this is just so frustrating today -- and so early in the race. i may just walk away until the last 50 or so laps rather than get aggravated.

Sophia said...

MRN is about 30 seconds or so behind the tv..can be annoying with all the action. Since we got DVR can pause about 30 seconds to sync tv & MRN.

No if we could ONLY find different VIDEO feed online via RaceBuddy. i'd be happy :)

Anonymous said...

Mike Calinoff (spotter extrordinare) messing up?

Jojaye said...

just when you think Fox can't get any worse - they prove me wrong.

How is it they can't figure out competition cautions yet Larry Mac thinks he can read a drivers mind?
Is Matt K telling off his spotter?
Local TV is over riding for Tornado warnings...

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice to see The Mayor up there racing and getting some TV love.

longtimeracefan said...

ANON @ 1:37 PM

J.C. is that you? You got off on a technicality, you lucky dog. You know you're quilty as sin.

red said...

@jojaye: actually, i was impressed with how rational both matt and mike were in that driver/spotter exchange. respect all around, matt gave concrete examples, spoke calmly and was answered in kind.

and that was an excellent use of audio by fox.

unfortunately, they let dw get stupid immediately after so it was almost all for naught.

bevo said...

Great thing about using the tv tuner on the laptop? Laptop speakers. Can't hear DW much :)

Chris from NY said...

Just to clear things up, is Waltrip's car owned by Prism or MWR?

Anonymous said...

Mikey and Dale Jr. are together, what year is this?

Charlie said...

just chit chatting and not so much Play by Play.

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red said...

already over "the two car tango" cliche, guys. please find another expression or two.

Anonymous said...

Why do you all complain on here about Pizzi and Digger and anything else that's fun about racing? Maybe some of you would be happier watching tennis or golf or some other boring sport that leaves the fun out.

Anonymous said...

Chris from NY-

Prism is the listed owner of the #55 for points and whatnot, but it's one of Mikey's cars prepared, I believe, by his crew.

Good thing too, because if it was an MWR care, he would have missed the race due to rain with too few attempts.

Jojaye said...

@red -thanks for clarify - we got a few words then the over ride kicked in & I could only catch words here or there...Glad it was respectful.
Matts usually not rude.

Weather is hitting from the gulf here in Tampa & points just north. it may get ugly

Sophia said...

cool seeing MIKEY & JR together!!!

Russ said...

Anon @ 1:53,

To us the racing is the fun part

Sophia said...

Mikey leading as Fox goes to commercial and getting RUNDOWN by MRN.

LOVE MRN!! Tony 26th I think. Jeff Gordon before him,. JPM 36th 40th Max Papis

PammH said...

Geez, DW cheering for Mikey is awful...:(

David said...

Annon, MWR helps PRISM alot, the 66 is an MWR car, if you look at the paint scheme it matches one of Ambrose's

red said...

anon @1:53: not certain you really want an answer to your question but here's my answer:

it's not fun, it's demeaning to my sport. it's insulting, immature, childish and insulting. i am an intelligent fan who sees moments of great humor in my sport. the two "creations" you cite are not funny, not interesting, not informative and not representative of my sport.

Chris from NY said...

Bad weather + bad directing = not-so-good day up in NY.

Sally said...

anon @ 1:53...perhaps you would be happier watching the Toon channel or the Comedy channel?

Ann_Ominous said...

Kenseth is in 43rd place all alone with no draft... and they play audio of him and his spotter? Uh, did I miss what happened to put him back there while I was in here? Just before they started these commercials he looked about to get lapped.

Yea, chit chatting, not play by play...

and whomever it was that thinks that Digger and Pizzi are the most fun things about racing - he don't know racing! If you don't like racing, just go watch hockey.

Anonymous said...

Well stated Red

Russ said...

I know it was already mentioned but the SAP track only has the sounds of the racetrack. It's awesome!

KoHoSo said...

Is it just me or is DW getting even worse today about "stomping" (talking over) even Larry Mac today?

Ann_Ominous said...

oh great NOT! just pop Fake Freddy Krueger up on the whole screen in the middle of cars!!!

Charlie said...

Who is sitting back and waiting for the end and who is working with who to help make this happen?

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Sally said...

Locking on the #31 and #18 didn't let us see the other line catching up.

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David said...

BTW fox only caught part of Kyle's audio. He said the 31 car is FAST...FOX selling it as 18 talking about his own car.

KoHoSo said...

red...unfortunately, the idea is to make everybody pay attention to the ad because most of us have gotten so good at ignoring peripheral stuff at the bottom of the screen.

GinaV24 said...

have they done any PXP in this broadcast?

PammH said...

anon 2:00 red speaks for alot of us on this blog. we want the racing shown w/wide shots & interviews with the racers. we all have our opinions.

Russ said...

We aren't seeing anything from the guys farther back! How many times have they been off of the lead pack? Plus, the cars are more spread out than usual, which makes it worse. Usually, you can still see a good chunk of the cars at Talladega even with Fox's tight camera shots.

Ann_Ominous said...

Yea, let's have some actual play by play, some race strategy and analysis, please. I can do more interesting chit chat with my cocker spaniels than DW!!

Anonymous said...

Hey I have Nationwide Race tickets. Went to my seat and some guy was in it with Sprint Cup tickets. They said I could use my Nationwide tix today for cup race. Bet that 2 for 1 deal causes some issues.

Anonymous said...

Is anybody else's sound fading in / out by volume?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Happy to have everyone voice their comments on the TV coverage.

Russ said...

Cool insight on how they used to lay the spoilers all the way back. I bet that was wild.

Ann_Ominous said...

Camera shots are still scared to use the "margins" - that part of the screen that somebody still on an old square analog tv is not going to see - especially to put the leader in there and show more further back.

red said...

@KoHoSo : agreed in re:slasher. have you seen it used in any other sports broadcast, though? that's what startled me. can't recall seeing it on nhl, mlb, nfl, mls. (don't watch nba so can't comment on that.)

Anonymous said...

Red, and others. Fox has the best and smartest team on TV. Hammond is brilliant and so is DW. They are champions. The other announcers are great also. If the commercials insult you then too bad as that is how they pay for this so you can watch.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Arnie K.

Chris from NY said...

These two-car breakaways make me sick to think this is Talladega, and that I will be going to Daytona probably to see this makes me want to throw up, but it's interesting which two cars are making the getaway.

Kyle Busch didn't even give enough of a damn to let Johnson by. If I were Johnson, I would have backed off.

Russ said...

Those guys in the second pack are just far enough back to get caught up in the wreck....

Anonymous said...

Blogger red said...

WTF was that? freddie kruger slashing the full screen? i cannot understand why this sort of commercial interruption only happens in nascar! you would NOT have seen that on the nfl of mlb broadcasts -- or even on mls broadcasts!
just insulting!

actually you see that sort of thing all the time.

Martin Vincent said...

No mention of the S&P teams. Fox's ticker is showing Nemechek 5 laps down, but not off. Looks like he and Blaney are done for the day. Only other S&P expected is Mike Bliss.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Just thinking about that. Who parked already?

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KoHoSo said...

red...I can't recall seeing that type of thing used in any other sport other than soccer. Even then, it seems that the director is careful to always do it when one team is fully controlling the ball, is no closer to the goal than midfield, and obviously holding on to it to set up for some offense. Of course, that kind of thing is more appropriate for soccer because it has no commercials and does have plenty of those periods of no action.

I don't disagree one bit that it is too intrusive and makes most viewers more angry than interested in the product.

Daly Planet Editor said...

This sure would work for side by side commercials today.

Sophia said...

What the hell was the bloody ELMSTREET deal?!?!

Ok...thought i sent this 5 minutes ago. !@!&#^!&#^!&#

Martin Vincent said...

#66 parked at lap 34, #87 at lap 48 and #09 probably will park before too long. Don't know about #26, but think they will run full-distance.

Russ said...

33 lead changes through 60 laps!! wow. How many has Fox missed?

Chris from NY said...

@ Anon 2:08

Let's see. Apparently Digger, Pizzi, and movie hawking are more important than start-and-parks. Does that make FOX look smart? I'd rather rename this network after that failure Jack FM, and change their slogan to "Showing what we want".

MikeC said...

This race has had 32 lead changes in just 60 laps. On pace to have t least 100 lead changes.

longtimeracefan said...

That shot from the blimp was great.

GinaV24 said...

I finally read through all the comments to catch up. thanks for the info about the scanners, JD. I had turned my computer off twice to reboot since I wasn't getting the scanner audio. Is this Turner's way of getting back at Fox? Well don't do it by messing with the fans. I turn the scanner on first, even before the TV because I can't stand to listen to the pre-race drivel.

I agree that trackpass has had a lot of problems this year.

Wow, look at that a wide shot of the field. wrong, back to in-car.

There's a big group running in the back to get away from the craziness -- the 24, 13, 29 are going to come together in 4 or 5 laps

Daly Planet Editor said...

If you want to try Twitter, we are live at twitter.com/thedalyplanet

Lots of NASCAR teams, reporters and even drivers and families on there.

Charlie said...

The cam in the dirt seems to be a good shot that Fox likes.

Daly Planet Editor said...

The aerial shot at Dega is awesome. Hope we see more.

Sophia said...
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Chris from NY said...

Sophia,

5 points races, plus the All-Star. I can't wait either.

red said...

jd, any technical reason why aerial shots aren't used more?

Charlie said...

So a crash on pit road and we don't get to see it.

Russ said...

They mentioned the damage to the 12, why not show it?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Never replayed the pit road incident. How weird was that?

MikeC said...

That was a mess. Yocum says "you should see the damage on the right side of Keselowski's car"....they show Keselowski's car...but it was the left side of it.

red said...

enjoying hearing mike joy back on stride today. sure wish fox could have shown us a replay of the mess on pit road that raised mike's voice.

maybe after the commercial?

GinaV24 said...

are there a lot more commercials than usual? Or am i imagining it?

Love the aerial shot and wide shot. The dirt cam doesn't do much for me.

Kate said...

"You should see the right front damage on the 12 car!"

Yes, we'd love to.

BUT FOX DOESN'T HAVE A FREAKIN' SHOT OF IT.

ARGH.

Daly Planet Editor said...

red, as the ESPN guys said in an interview last season, they are trying to use shots that translate well in HD.

For the Directors, that seems to be the endless in-car cams.

It's a trend.

tiamatsrevenge said...

What happened to the replay of whatever happened on pit road between Keselowski and ???

Chris from NY said...

KESELOWSKI DOESN'T MATTER? A CRASH ON PIT ROAD DOESN'T MATTER?

Damn you FOX. Something really has to happen.

RvNGrammy said...

Why didn't they show Ambrose and Keselowski getting into one another? Gives them another chance to blame it on Kes! This is disappointing.

Sophia said...

I was listening to MRN..missed their comment on pit road wreck.

We ever gonna see it FOX? or did I miss it. WTH???????

Sally said...

Think the problem with the #47 was caused by the run in we finally just saw?

red said...

copy that, jd, thanks.

and here's the replay finally.

Chris from NY said...

Whenever TNT ever rechallenges FOX for NASCAR rights, this race should be held as an example of how horrendous their coverage has become.

GinaV24 said...

finally showed the pit road deal with Kez and Ambrose

Chris from NY said...

Before the break:

"Leader: 78 Regan Smith"

EPIC FAIL.

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