Monday, April 19, 2010

Live Blogging Sprint Cup Series Monday From Texas (12PM ET - FOX)


Here we go again. Rain delayed the race until Monday and the good news is that there is no precipitation falling at the track. Jet dryers are working to get things dry for the race start shortly after Noon ET.

This is hurry-up mode for NASCAR, so expect things to be different. There will be no long pre-race show and possibly no invocation or anthem heard on TV. NASCAR is trying to get two races in today and that should be a challenge.

Mike Joy returns to call the Sprint Cup Series action with Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds in the booth. Waltrip had a long day on Sunday in the Hollywood Hotel working on the air during the hours of rain delay programming.

Down on pit road are Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum, Krista Voda and Dick Berggren. Jeff Hammond and Chris Myers are in the Hollywood Hotel.

Texas should prove to be interesting on TV. The track is fast, but passing has been at a premium once the field gets stretched out. It should be the restarts and caution flag pitstops that provide the biggest scrambling of the field.

Staying wide enough to show the pack of cars jostling on the restarts has been a challenge for FOX this season. Cutting to tight shots and using in-car cameras long before things get strung out has resulted in many passes and incidents having to be seen on replays. Keeping it simple today is going to have big benefits.

Darrell Waltrip has once again has a long weekend. When he is tired, the result has been scattered commentary that often happens when he talks overtop of Joy and McReynolds. It's been a tough year for DW, it's almost like he is trying too hard.

Sometimes, these Monday races run very clean. This may be the case today as several of the Cup drivers are doing double-duty and racing in the Nationwide Series race that follows. If weather again threatens, all bets are off as the field may be racing hard to get to the halfway point.

This post will serve to host your comments on the Sprint Cup Series race from Texas on FOX. 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 for hanging with us on this Monday for NASCAR racing.

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Hey all, at 11AM track drying continues and there are some weepers being attended to by the crew.

Cars are on the grid and driver intros are on schedule.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Top 10 starters: Stewart, Hornish, Biffle, Johnson, Kahne, Burton, Ky. Busch, Bowyer, Earnhardt Jr., Newman.

Martin Vincent said...

This could be one of the best broadcasts for Fox this year, Monday races are sometimes less loaded with gimmicks than the Sunday ones.

S&P prediction is #55, #66 and #09. This is one of Max Papis' scheduled races and Joe Nemechek has a sponsor. A few of the regular S&P teams were outqualified by the part-time teams this weekend.

Martin Vincent said...

TV scheduling update for Canadian viewers wanting to see the Nationwide Series race: no live coverage, but TSN2 will be showing the race on tape-delay at 10:30pm this evening. For those who can't see that airing, Speed will have an encore on Thursday at noon.

Zieke said...

Gee, since poor 'ol Waldrip had such a long day, maybe he could just go home so we could enjoy the race!!!

Vicky D said...

JD, I didn't see where I could add this comment about MM. He sounded pretty ticked off with the reporters this weekend asking him about next year and the year after, especially since KK's announcement mentions him in the #5 car. I wish someone would get more info on this and let us know. Thanks!

bevo said...

Agree with MV, usually these are the best broadcasts Fox does. Think they realize it's hardcore race fans tuning in.

I'll be here for a bit but I'll have to catch the rest of it and the NW race on Sirius. Got the Tivo set in case it turns out to be worth it. I'm going to be dealing with the traffic mess up there for the rest of the day.

Have a feeling we could have several big cautions as the younger drivers get used to the spoiler on a fast track.

Martin Vincent said...

@bevo - I think Fox should cater to the hardcore fans all the time, not just on Monday. If the coverage is good for the hardcore fans, new fans would enjoy it as well. We don't need to be treated like idiots or fans with a short attention span just in case some new fans could be driven away because they don't understand the basics of the sport.

bevo said...

@MV- Totally agree. The past few years I've started watching some EPL games even though I had no idea what the strategy was and only the most basic understanding of the rules of soccer. The thing that sucked me in was the passion of the fans and the way the announcers called the action. They don't explain the basics over and over but I've picked up on what's going on and did a little bit of reading to learn the sport.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wonder if we get the no invocation or anthem coverage today?

Martin Vincent said...

@bevo - Good job by the network covering soccer. With Fox, we get the feeling that we've been stuck in Grade 1 for the last 10 years for the benefit of new fans that come and go every year.

Daly Planet Editor said...

#20 car to the rear engine change.

Martin Vincent said...

The stage is still on the start/finish line and pre-race ceremonies are starting now.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Glad we got the opening ceremonies.

bevo said...

That right there folks is how you sing the anthem

Tom said...

Invocation and anthem did happen today. Charley Pride did a nice job with the singing, too.

OSBORNK said...

Great to see and hear Charlie Pride again.

bevo said...

Oh crap! Hollywood Hotel still there. Forget my earlier post.

Martin Vincent said...

@bevo - Hollywood Hotel is not as annoying when it's mainly used for race recaps, it's the never-ending pre-race circus that gets old.

Anonymous said...

What was that starting command? Something about Tony Stewart and then, drivers, start your engines???

Daly Planet Editor said...

No clue, anyone figure that starting command out?

TexasRaceLady said...

I'm guessing the command was given by a die-hard Tony fan. LOL

bevo said...

She won a contest by Samsung

Nan S said...

I turned on the TV heard that WWE crap and turned off the sound. Will turn it back on when they take the green. Can only watch about 20 minutes before I have to leave, maybe back later.

rich said...

That's the most good words for Goodyear from Smoke ever

Daly Planet Editor said...

Who misses the DirecTV head to head brackets already?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Come on Nan, DW is missing you already!

TexasRaceLady said...

JD, wash your mouth out.

Martin Vincent said...

Maybe that lady thinks Tony is not a gentleman, so maybe she's not a Tony fan.

Charlie said...

Why did front row joe have to go to the back?

David said...

DW already on my nerves...

TexasRaceLady said...

@Charlie --- He may have concentrated on q'ing, and didn't feel comfortable starting in the middle of the pack.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Like I said David, when he gets tired he is a mess.

Charlie said...

You would think FOX would tell us why front row joe went to the back.

In car cams are working.

JohnP said...

This better not turn into a Jimmy show.. Already I've heard his name more than a dozen times..

Daly Planet Editor said...

Is Joe an S&P car?

David said...

So is he always tired now-a-days JD?

LOL. Sorry, DW has really really rubbed me the wrong way this season.

Montoya flying, field very strung out already

David said...

Blaney already a lap down, off track

Martin Vincent said...

@JD - Not sure if Nemechek is a S&P, he has a sponsor, but he's been known to park even with a sponsor on the car.

David said...

Conway and Gilliland being out run by S&P cars

As for Joe, answer simply is yes. Though this race is weird and has one of the highest purses of the season

Martin Vincent said...

@David - One question with Joe has to be whether or not he's up to running 801 miles today. If his focus is Nationwide, he may park early in this race.

JohnP said...

Joe still on lead lap.. Not a S&P yet..

Daly Planet Editor said...

Aren't the S&P guys trying not to be the first and get impounded?

David said...

MV, that is a great point. I anticipate they will park though. Probably just to build enough resources to race next week.

David said...

JD you remember what happened last week though, they were coming in, sitting in the car and waiting for someone else to come in. Then they'd go out and run more laps and that went on for an hour and ahalf till the PRISM cars broke.

JohnP said...

I'm gonna spend the next commercial to commercial coverage and count how many times Fox mentions the 48 team..

bevo said...

Are MJ and DW watching the same race as we are?

David said...

Blaney back out 15 laps down

Martin Vincent said...

@JD - After what happened to Phil Parsons last week, running all these laps and still being the first car out, maybe he's cutting his losses and volunteering to be the impounded car.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't they re-air the segment with Pizzi and Mark Martin? That was HILARIOUS!

Ann_Ominous said...

I'm on u-verse in Houston. No sound on HD channel, but sound on regular feed.

Anyone else loose sound?

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Ann_Ominous said...

ps. I think I will keep watching HD feed!!

David said...

Wow, FOX got that transponder info out very quickly I believe. Kudos there

West Coast Diane said...

Checked out HotPass on Directv. They are doing "head to head" for HP. Cancelled DVR recording. Two drivers occupy bottom screens, FOX upper left, info in upper right.

No thanks. I want to watch one driver, my driver, thank you. Know it is for free. But paid in the past. Would pay if I could get radio call, silence when scanner comes on to actually hear the scanner conversation.

I might even take the broadcast booth announcing if they would just not play scanner and booth on top of one another. Dumb!

Martin Vincent said...

@Anon 12:38pm - Because you were the only one laughing!

David said...

66, 55, and 09 all off track

Daly Planet Editor said...

Larry is being a lot more forceful in this telecast. I'm surprised.

Charlie said...

How was the first restart? Don't know. Doing the crank it up was more important.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Same old. Tight shots and in-cars.

Martin Vincent said...

Problem with the Fox ticker, showing #66 McDowell in 39th place, he's 42nd and 9 laps down.

David said...

^^ What Charlie said

David said...

Joe pulled in

Andrew said...

Hm. So we're going to be seeing close-ups of Jimmie Johnson all day. And nary a mention of Junior hanging out in fourth and about to battle with KyBu.

David said...

Should come back from commercial with a battle for lead

Daly Planet Editor said...

So, after an enthusiastic start it sounds like things are settling into a familiar pattern

JohnP said...

Ok, in that short coverage between commercials they mentioned "The 48" or "Jimmy" 10 times.. I wonder where Edwards, Martin, Gordon, and a slew of other drivers are located.

David said...

18 falling back, complaining of loose. They will be going back on their changes they made last stop.

Martin Vincent said...

McDowell back out of the garage.

TexasRaceLady said...

JohnP, there are other cars on the track?

David said...

FOX has only left the top 5 3 or 4 times today. It is really sad to see this early

51 yr. fan said...

I agree with West Coast Diane.
The Hot Pass coverage should have
the drivers audio overiding the
booth guys. I can change channels
if I want to hear them.

bevo said...

BTW the promo for that new Fox show "The Good Guys" is set in DFW and they're still here filming.

Andrew said...

Are they getting paid to advertise Hendrick Motorports? It would explain a heckuva lot.

OSBORNK said...

David, the get beyond the top 5 to spotlight another Hendrick driver and a future Hendrick driver.

Andrew said...

At least the camera work on that three-way battle was good; they didn't cut to the in-car until the battle was over.

David said...

This is a great time to get a through the field because we have been running 30 green flag laps, drivers really have an idea what their car is doing and it would be an excellent spotlight of drivers having abnormally good runs or bad runs today

Charlie said...

Sure, finally they start to show some racing instead of tight shots and they go to commercial.

Martin Vincent said...

That explanation of Mark Martin's sponsor was a bit useless, I think most fans know Hendrick has dozens of car dealerships. To copy some of the drivers' favorite saying,... it is what it is.

David said...

Nemecheck and Bliss back out minus 13 and 23 respectively

Andrew said...

Commercial? Now?

JohnP said...

TexasRaceLady: Sometimes I wonder.

Gymmie said...

@Martin--yes they do 'hurry up' mode on rain delay/rain interrupted rebroadcasts. They generally do a welcome/update and then get on with it. No wasting time especially since the schedule for the affiliates is thrown off. Instead of wasting an hour redoing a pre-race they get on with it.

CRAP! Running behind and missed the anthem :( I haven't seen Mr. Pride in FOREVER! :(

Yes as Bevo said they said if you dropped off a used cell phone for recycling you were entered into several contests. One was to drive in the pace car and another was to give the command. I forget what the 3rd one was seems like it was a garage pass.

David said...

Robby Gordon, unscheduled green flag stop

Ann_Ominous said...

Well, watching the race with totally no sound including engine noises isn't so great. I'm off to wade through u-verse's helpless line to try and get the hd sound back.

And I'm still glad I switched from DirecTV. With HotPass doing that bracket line up, it certainly was not worth staying for!!

Martin Vincent said...

#David - Unless Kvapil has problems, he's going to bump Robby Gordon back out of the top-35, he's only 7 points behind him.

Andrew said...

YAY, a split screen for green flag pit stops!

JohnP said...

to bad for Vickers.. Good camera work though..

Martin Vincent said...

That story on the #55 is a bunch of bull, the #55 team had zero chance to get back into the top-35.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Pretty good pitstop coverage!

David said...

MV, that is why when Larry Mac chimed in, he was speaking the truth. It was about being in the top 41 teams so they would not get sent home in case of rain

bevo said...

And by "accolades" LM means "benefits".

Looks like Larry heard a new word this week. :)

JohnP said...

WOW.. JR's pit crew smoked everyone.. Did it in 5.7 seconds then the cameras went away.. That's fast!! Lol.. Why show the timing, if they don't follow thru with it??

Andrew said...

Nice that they're talking about cars which have gone to the garage, and they even mentioned the Phoenix roulette, though they still can't seem to say "start and park."

Martin Vincent said...

@Andrew - True. Dave Marcis, Jimmy Means and J.D. McDuffie were "independent drivers"... McDowell, Blaney and Bliss are "start-and-park drivers".

Andrew said...

ARGH. How many times do we have to say that in-car cameras are useless for showing passes before they'll listen?

Charlie said...

Tight shots. Must not be any racing going on.

Martin Vincent said...

@David - About the #55 car, they really only have to be in the top 42 to make the race at Talladega if qualifying is rained out. Elliott is not running Talladega, so only the #09 could bump a car out of the lineup due to its win last year.

brucer said...

Again too much constant promotion and too much DW

Andrew said...

Not so good with finding the wreck this time.

rich said...

Really poor camera/director work

Daly Planet Editor said...

What are they watching?

Martin Vincent said...

@Andrew - With all that smoke in the Jeff Gordon shot, it was a bad move to switch to an entirely different camera. They should have just moved the first camera to where the smoke was coming from.

rich said...

Another wreck in replay!!

Charlie said...

Is the race over with yet. What a pain to watch.

Andrew said...

Knock on wood, this is still better than the coverage last week at Phoenix. So far.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to keep up with the race with Trackpass and I've got no audio. Anyone else?

Andrew said...

Nice to hear a tech explanation which is clear, concise, and didn't involve the cutaway car!

David said...

GREAT job not hitting anything Sam!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

No one else saying Trackpass has a problem. Can you reboot one time?

NorCalFan said...

Anon 1:25, I'm running Trackpass Pitcommand. No audio problems here.

Charlie said...

New camera idea this race. Lets use one camera and hold it still and watch the cars go by.

To bad there isn't any racing going on.

David said...

When I updated my java a few weeks ago, TP did not like it and I had to reinstall java. but if it is working without audio, deft try and reboot or just run pitcommand then fire up scanner on a different browser if you can.

Interesting race so far

Daly Planet Editor said...

The excitement has flat-lined for FOX. They finally have Junior in the lead, stories in the field and lots of strategy going on....and nothing from them!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Come on Mike Joy! How about calling a couple of laps of play by play!

JohnP said...

Holy stuff.. Larry Mac pronounced Keslowski's name right!! Wow...

Charlie said...

Good racing and they switch to the Toyota cars commercial package.

rich said...

24 fastest car on track but didn't get that info from TV

rich said...

24 still fastest and TV just acknowledged it.

Ann_Ominous said...

Still no audio on uverse hd channel!!

I tried the online tech support chat. The guy there was useless... told me to call my local fox station because it was there problem!!

So I had to endure the automated phone support and get a live person who at least reported the problem.

This is the second time that the hd channel has lost the sound during a race. Maybe directv pulls their plug behind the trailer at the race!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Man, wonder what the NASCAR execs think about this lackluster telecast.

Only excitement is from Larry Mac!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Ann, that is just weird. Audio is the easy part of an HD feed like that.

Charlie said...

To bad they don't get as excited about the real race as they do this bracket stuff.

rich said...

Almost missed another lead change.

JohnP said...

Just hit mute on tv.. Kicked up MRN on the radio on the computer..

JohnP said...

JR Gordon side by side.. Gordon new leader

Daly Planet Editor said...

This bracket stuff is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Enough of this fantasy land bracket crap! This is a REAL race, we don't give a damn about Fox's contrived brackets. Don't let anyone fool you either, this is a FOX SPORTS fantasy game that you need a FOXSPORTS.COM ACCOUNT to play. directv.com/nascar just re-directs you to Fox's website.

GET OVER YOUR DAMN SELVES FOX! Stop making these broadcasts about YOU YOU YOU YOU!

Charlie said...

Broadcast this race like a practice. No play by play. Get excited about bracket racing. Use lots of tight shots and in-cars.

Andrew said...

You know, this could be a really interesting comparison against ESPN if the latter pulls off a stellar race.

Ann_Ominous said...

Sound back on. Phone support 1, online chat support 0!

bad news is the sound is of broadcast crew doing a bad job... but at least there are racing sounds!! Hard to watch a race in total silence with no vrooooms.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all for the feedback & suggestions on the Trackpass audio problems. It must be a local PC issue 'cause a reboot and browser changes didn't help. I'll keep trying and hopefully get it fixed before the checkers fly.

Charlie said...

Do the drivers and crew have a deal with FOX so they will not race each other during green pit stops.

GinaV24 said...

since I'm "watching" this race through your eyes on the blog and the lap x lap coverage on nascar.com -- how many laps IS this race?

Based on what I'm reading, I'm ever so glad I didn't take the day off to watch it on TV!

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Just between us girls....the DirecTV thing is a marketing ploy to develop a new emailing list by using the personal info you must give in order to enter.

The lower prizes are junk and the top prize is completely impossible to win.

DirecTV just raised rates across the board, but claimed to be broke when VERSUS wanted a bigger payment.

If you just take a minute to look at the entire concept of NASCAR brackets, it makes absolutely no sense.

Charlie said...

334 total laps make up the race.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Gina, Doug Rice and the PRN guys are calling a very different race...as usual.

Anonymous said...

Fox race broadcast starting now here in Honolulu. Had to sit thru endless local morning show....it's 8am here now.

I've been "watching" the race on TDP and FoxTrax.

Makiki

Andrew said...

Twitter is reporting that Vickers is out of gas and trying to get back to pit road. And FOX goes to commercial despite the possibility of him not making it. Um?

rich said...

48 fastest since that round of pit stops

glenc1 said...

I think I've been reading too much Daly Planet--I had a dream that I was explaining to someone how Larry Mac mispronounces Keselowski, lol. I can't comment on TV coverage because I'm at work, but PRN is doing a good job, they're running through the field right now, and they talked earlier about Gossage's S&P comments. BTW, Larry eventually got Jamie McMurray's name right, so maybe he's finally got Brad's now....we can hope. Probably bothers us more than it would Brad though.

JohnP said...

PRN? Not MRN? Oh ok, just listening to it through the local country station via internet. Timing is at least a minute off from TV.

Daly Planet Editor said...

You guys are cracking me up!

It almost seems like FOX is surprised when two cars are near each other. It messes up their TV plans.

GinaV24 said...

Thanks, Charlie and JD -- I'm not supposed to stream audio either, but would love to listen to at least the radio feed, even if it is PRN. Don't like them as much as MRN, but better than TV!

Tracy D said...

Charlie, thanks for the humor. It's keeping me awake.

Charlie said...

When they use the bummer cam and move the camera quickly I think the car is spinning out.

Andrew said...

Junior was not the first on the last round of pit stops. Mark Martin was. But let's not let a little thing like facts interfere with the Junior love!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Is it weird to think that I can hardly wait for the ESPN race?

Ann_Ominous said...

"Look at this traffic jam!"

uh no, I can't look at it... your fancy graffic is in the way!!

tiamatsrevenge said...

HMS domination = one of the main reasons why NASCAR is suffering ...

Charlie said...

What is the reason for a tight shot on the leader during pit stops?

Gymmie said...

@John--PRN is Bruton's SMI tracks and MRN is NA$CAR's ISC tracks :)

GinaV24 said...

LOL @ Ann_Ominus!

Charlie said...

Had the wrong car as the leader but what the hey. Is it really that important.

Anonymous said...

For those of you who thought to yourselves "why would Fox go to commercial when the 48 is bearing down on the 88 with several laps fresher tires?", guess what happened about 10 seconds after the producer rolled that commercial....

Something tells me the truck really doesn't care though...

Charlie said...

They never even bothered to show the pass for the lead when they got back from commercial.

David said...

Juan is very unhappy with his car right now

JohnP said...

Gymmie, Ok thanks.. Thats why I like this site so much, everyone knows there stuff.. And is polite about it.. I pulled the radio broadcast up via our local country station and it just says WKTTFM.. No Mrn or Prn.. Guess I had a flashback to when Alan Bestwick was with Mrn.. Lol.. Listened to him so many times at Dover..

David said...

Some debate on the 42 radio if they had a tire going down, felt wayyyy too loose after that stop and was very vocal about his problems. Unsure if the right rear is down or if it went down after hitting the wall, etc. They feel they are killed on the right side

Tracy D said...

Don't like that two-car strategy this late in the race? What does Larry Mac mean?

Anonymous said...

I think Larry said Two Tire strategy, not two car.

Tracy D said...

Anon, thanks. I couldn't imagine I'd heard him correctly.

Do you really think there are 90,000 people there?

Anonymous said...

Jr's pit crew needs some practice. They're always losing places for him during pit stops.

Charlie said...

A very important restart and they do crank it up which means you don't get to see it.

David said...

Tracy, people with NW tickets got into the Cup race free. I actually can believe the attendance is decent

Daly Planet Editor said...

Reporter Jeff Gluck says more like 50.

Andrew said...

Hey! Booth! Smoke! JJ's got a tire rub!

Andrew said...

Took 'em long enough. I'm loving Jeff's driving today, though!

Anonymous said...

Finally, someone with the cajones to not back down to the 48. I'm getting sick of the drivers bowing to JJ.

David said...

As much as HMS domination is something I want to end, the idea of Jeff Gordon being the guy to knock off JJ is a pretty cool one I'd say...

rich said...

24 says take no prisoners

GinaV24 said...

JD - well it may be weird to be waiting for ESPN's coverage, but honestly, after the mess that the Fox coverage has become TNT will be a real relief.

Anonymous said...

I say, anybody but JJ

51 yr. fan said...

I believe Mike Joy was wrong about
Jeff Burton.
In the "old days", I believe passing was not allowed on
pit road. Nascar could care less
now.

sue said...

Funny how the funky bunch said Stewart's 2 tires was a short term solution but Burtons no tires was amazing?!

Andrew said...

I'd love to hear JJ's whining and Gordon's responses from the radio on TV.

David said...

Lol, Kyle Busch not happy, he had paper on the grille and when he ran Carl down it flew off and now he is dropping back again. The paper was his downforce

Daly Planet Editor said...

I got that Sue!

OSBORNK said...

We have to trust the booth monkeys about their tires. They were so right last week.

Andrew said...

Thanks, FOX! Both for the correction and the radio.

rich said...

Missed another lead change.

Charlie said...

When will Mike Joy start doing Play by Play.

David said...

It would be nice if they talked about Matt Kenseth's mini-rally

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does it seem like we've missed more lead changes and caution flags to commercials than usual this year?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wasn't that amazing how DW wiggled out of that last week?

tiamatsrevenge said...

Oh, who gives a rat's red rumpass "where" Hendrick got his first win ??

A LOT of people do NOT care ...

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David said...

I stand corrected. Nice job FOX.

Gymmie said...

YW John :)

Daly Planet Editor said...

The producer is not timing the commercials to the race, but just to the clock on the wall.

We missed a lot, including key lead changes that we could all see coming.

Not saying they are mailing this one in, but it surely is a Hendrick lovefest right now.

JohnP said...

The Speed Channel PxP on the Indy race yesterday was 1000x more exciting then what I'm hearing today on Fox..

GinaV24 said...

DW has lots of practice wiggling out of the stuff he says when he runs his mouth without engaging his brain.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious to know when you folks would like Fox to take the commercial breaks. Figure they have to fit in probably 45 minutes of commercials during the broadcast. It's not like they have control over when cars are going to wreck or pass each other.... What would YOU do if you had to make the calls? I don't know that I could do a better job.

JohnP said...

Excuse me.. Versus channel

Anonymous said...

Mike Joy has outlived his usefulness. He needs to retire or get fired.

sue said...

All race long its been a 48 lovefest. From DW saying Chad is the wizard and needs a curtain to JJ being the best closer.

rich said...

JohnP, Versus did the Indycar race yesterday and Speed did the Formula One race but you are right, they were both broadcast more energetically than this

Anonymous said...

anon at 3:00,

A.) This problem doesn't exist with the IndyCars because they have side-by-side ads, which all NASCAR networks should have by now.

B.) You can't control cautions falling but you can watch the race and hold off on a break when a lead change is obviously about to happen (like Vegas with the 24-48 at the end and earlier today with the 88-48)

tiamatsrevenge said...

HOW did Sammy get the damage on the front of the car ?!?!

I don't think they ever said / showed what happened ... Cause it wasn't there after the spin ...

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