Saturday, May 29, 2010

Live Blogging Nationwide Series in Charlotte (2PM ET - ABC)


This Memorial Day weekend is busy for motorsports. ABC will televise both the Indy 500 and today's race.

Nicole Briscoe will host the pre-race and anchor from the Infield Pit Center for the NASCAR on ESPN gang in Charlotte. She will be joined by Dale Jarrett and Brad Daugherty. I am told that there may be a special guest as well. The telecast starts at 2PM ET.

Dale Jarrett will be moving up to the broadcast booth where he will be joining Allen Bestwick and Andy Petree. Marty Smith is in Indy working that race on Sunday.

Also in Indy are Jerry Punch, Jamie Little and Vince Welch. That puts Mike Massaro, Shannon Spake and Dave Burns on pit road for the Charlotte Nationwide Series race. Yes, Tim Brewer will also be on-site in the Tech Garage.

ESPN has come along way and this weekend has the potential to be electric. Stories are unfolding in this series as the Sprint Cup drivers are going to be racing in front of the hometown crowd in cars that are intended only to win. No point battles, just racing for the top spot in front of family and friends.

The weather is good, the camera placement is outstanding and SPEED has already shown the Nationwide cars are flying on the track this weekend. This should be fun.

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57 comments:

Anonymous said...

2pm-fox???

David said...

Nationwide races are on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, though JD you said ABC had the Indy 500 and Coke 600, that was a little typo there... =)

tiamatsrevenge said...

You forgot that "NASCAR Countdown" is once again pre-empted in Seattle on Fisher Broadcasting/Communication's-owned KOMO-tv ... with a 4-year old rerun of "Hannah Montana" ... LOL

Anonymous said...

coke 600 on ABC?

Daly Planet Editor said...

So much for cut and paste!

Vicky D said...

Lots of stuff on the cup and Indy side not too much so far on the NW race that'll be in a bit. Surely ABC will show some NW regulars in the race.

David said...

600 is on fox

Interesting seeing Helio...of course that's all about cross promoting

Daly Planet Editor said...

Hey, I am getting weather emails. Is there rain in the area in Charlotte??

Daly Planet Editor said...

Interesting they did not pick Danica....just saying....

Anonymous said...

I thought this was a Nascar pre-race show.... could have done without the open wheel racer interview from Indy.

David said...

"and the today's race"

Did you mention you hate your laptop JD?

LOL

Danica....well, even I am starting to sour on her with her attitude right now...

Daly Planet Editor said...

David, I am currently redefining holiday weekend multi-tasking!

hmcp said...

As an over-the-air viewer far outside the market I have yet to see ESPN's efforts, NASCAR-wise. After the FOX-ups during the beginning of the season, its a wonder anyone is left to watch live - I know DVR is about the only thing that makes races watchable today, which makes lousy PxP a shame because the radio relies on the live (although the few times I could be bothered to sync the digital video and the MRN audio were sublime) and I suppose this is all a roundabout way of saying DO THIS RIGHT, TWWL OR I WON'T COME BACK

Which is, of course, a lie.

longtimeracefan said...

That's what we like to see and hear, an enthusiastic preacher with a tattoo on his forearm, and a bluegrass singer who can actually sing The National Anthem.

JS said...

AB in the booth!

...can we just glue him to the PBP chair & leave him there for the rest of ESPN's races this season? haha

David said...

The graphics are interesting today....this may be the first time I'm noticing them unless they are new?

tiamatsrevenge said...

Rhonda was better than some ... But, not the best ... Mispronunciations and a couple slightly off-key notes ...

But, then again, I'm a harsh critic ... LOL ;-)



Missed the pre-race show, but ABC is playing up "Unhappy Danica" for ratings ... People have missed the "Unhappy Kanaan" stories (esp from last season) ...

Vicky D said...

I think they should nix the booth to crew chief question of the day. Cute pit crew member of the race though.

Anonymous said...

Is there a link out there for ESPN Racecast? Don't see one anywhere on ESPN's NASCAR site.

Anonymous said...

"After this message and a word from our ABC stations" . . . that's still the cue for a local break?

Vicky D said...

Anon at 2:48. If you go onto nascar.com and click on Live Nationwide Series Race and it'll bring up the live leaderboard.

David said...

Ickler about killed Steinhouse...good job catching it before he did.

longtimeracefan said...

You and me both Jr. #1.

The Will Power - Justin Allgaier commercial was good though.

Daly Planet Editor said...

What a start...and restart!

Vicky D said...

Traffic jam on pit road.

David said...

Great use of the in-car there.

That was interesting....

hmcp said...

So we get the picture, though it wasn't being called and had an awkward cut --incident-- and when you go to replay the first time you miss what you initially had live and have to go back a second time to get the correct shot? That sequence was likely aces on the AM audio, poor show...

Oh, I see, it was ruined by an in-car shot. Great, haven't seen that before. It was still mostly silence during... try to keep up.

longtimeracefan said...

Anon 2:48

ESPN RaceCast:

http://sports-ak.espn.go.com/rpm/racecast?raceId=201005290314

Vicky D said...

Now we have Foxes doing commercials, what animal will we see next on the Nascar broadcasts?

Anonymous said...

Thanks longtime I must be blind today because I still don't see a link on ESPN's Nascar site LOL

Vicky D said...

I hope the tv guys don't just show the cup guys doing the "good" racing, and the Nationwide guys causing the wrecks.

longtimeracefan said...

Anon, the link isn't on the front page. It's under the Nationwide "Schedule" tab.

tiamatsrevenge said...

KOMO-tv put opaque graphics up telling us that "Suite Life of Zack & Cody" would be on at 3pm ... OVER the ABC graphics telling us "who" the woman was that was attempting to sing the National Anthem ...

Couldn't really read either set of graphics ... D'oh!

Daly Planet Editor said...

We love Seattle!

Anonymous said...

Who gets the short night hosting Nascar Now tomorrow? Mike Massaro? I assume our pit studio host will be in Indianapolis.

Vicky D said...

Oh no not TB in the tech center!

Anonymous said...

If you are new to NASCAR and have never seen a wedge wrench before . . .

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, it will be Ryan Burr hosting NN with Shannon and Marty Smith at CMS.

Vicky D said...

JD, the other night we recorded NN but it wasn't the show it was some other nonsense on ESPN.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I think a live French Open match pushed it back one night this week.

Vicky D said...

The guide showed NN but it wasn't. Bad week to record shows on ESPN, I guess. Maybe next week will be better. I can't believe there are only 13 cars on the lead lap.

Vicky D said...

It looked like Trever Bayne hit the wall and never mentioned from booth.

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Pretty solid telecast after that first blip. What do you guys think?

Vicky D said...

JD, here we go again with too many cup guys in the race, and there's too much emphasis on them. I will give BK a pass since this is his first year in cup.

David said...

It is decent, I think they have missed out on some opportunities to use a little depth during that green run to talk about lesser discussed drivers. Willie Allen is having a pretty good run today as is Ickler

longtimeracefan said...

No problems so far. Good visuals. Strong booth chemistry between Allen, Dale and Andy. Pit reporting is timely and interesting. Nicole and the guys are cool, and it's good that Vickers is adding his comments. Not too many commercials or promos.

The only down side: 9 of 13 cars on the lead lap are Cuppers. Boo.

tiamatsrevenge said...

AB sounded lackadaisical when he announced Joey taking over the lead from Brad ... Like "oh big ho hum Sliced Bread's leading in the Nationwide race" ...

Dannyboy said...

The "chemistry" is boorriiinnngg. Sorry, for all their warts, DW & the FOX gang are more interesting to listen to.

Good broadcast? On the replay of the 99 hitting the wall just now, they switch to a REAR bumper cam! Why? Because there's smoke & debris, not because they want to let us see what actually happened :-(

Daly Planet Editor said...

From jim_utter Overheard in the Press Box: "Steven Wallace is the Steven Wallace of the Nationwide Series"

David said...

I'm surprised ESPN doesn't mention that the 43 is a Baker Curb car as well...

Daly Planet Editor said...

Can't believe they zoomed in on the last lap and missed everything that happened. Can't believe it.

David said...

Yeah I got peeved about that call on the last lap. I knew BK would get the run in 3-4 and instead they went to Biffle after he was already in the fence and darn near missed the run to the checker. That was a horrible camera selection/zoom/cuts on the last lap. Even an overzoomed camera for the burndown. I really wish we could just tape over the zoom in button on these damn cameras.

Daly Planet Editor said...

We are live blogging the Indy 500 and the Coke 600 tomorrow, please join us!

Vicky D said...

Good finishes by Ickler & Clements. I wonder if we'll get a shoutout from the booth!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone, see you tomorrow!

Bobby said...

The local ESPN Broadcast Network affiliate (WOLO) started running ads telling people to get off Dish (they are leaving Dish Monday) and it made it impossible to watch the race as a good 3/8 of the screen was showing information on it.