Sunday, June 6, 2010

Live Blogging Sprint Cup Series in Pocono (12PM ET TNT)


Here we go with the first of six Sprint Cup Series races on TNT, but the story of Sunday is not the TV network, it is the weather.

Thunderstorms are expected in the area all afternoon and the teams are ready for a very long afternoon. TNT is perhaps the network that may have the toughest time filling a rain delay. They have no other NASCAR programming and if lightning shuts the TV compound down, it may be movie time for NASCAR fans.

It will be Lindsay Czarniak hosting the telecasts from the infield stage with Larry McReynolds. Joining that duo for the pre-race show will be Kyle Petty. McReynolds has the same cutaway car back for this season.

It will be Adam Alexander, Petty and Wally Dallenbach Jr. in the TV booth. This trio worked a session of practice on Saturday and sounded quite good. This is the first time calling play-by-play for Alexander and TNT really took a leap of faith on his selection.

TNT will return the online RaceBuddy application. Jim Noble, veteran PRN reporter, will be the dedicated online pit reporter working only for RaceBuddy users. There will be multiple cameras and online Twitter and social media feeds as well as live chat.

Kyle Petty has lead the way in social media interaction with fans and Adam Alexander told me this week he expects Petty to handle the live tweets in the TV booth. It should be interesting to see how year number two of this direct fan interaction works.

TNT has a history of showing NASCAR in a very different way than FOX. While FOX concentrates on one or two cars and the announcers talk about the video, TNT uses wideshots and follows the racing on the track all the time. Last season, this "old school" approach worked very well for the network.

TNT is integrated with the NASCAR.com website. Each race morning, a member of the TV team will host a live chat with fans. For post-race, the TNT gang will use NASCAR.com for live video coverage and reports.

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Ken-Michigan said...

Today is first time in 2010 that I have watched RaceDay on SPEED.

The show is alot about nothing.

Kenny Wallace is unwatchable.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Ken, that is why we stopped live blogging it. No one can watch Kenny.

MikeC said...

The problem Kenny has is he feels he needs to talk down to the race fan. Yet, expect that fan he's talking down to to continue watching. He's always so cynical and sarcastic towards the race fans, when he brings up double-file restarts, "have at it", etc. (things the fans have asked for).

Daly Planet Editor said...

Mike, that has been tough to take this season.

MikeC said...

They've posted a Tornado Watch for Monroe Count, the ounty Pocono Raceway is in, until 8p.m. tonight.

bevo said...

Breaking my season long pre-race show boycott for TNT. Hope they don't disappoint.

Daly Planet Editor said...

This is unknown waters for TNT. Got a new infield host and a new play by play guy.

Anonymous said...

Lindsay will start her pre-race hosting career with an interview with Joe Gibbs.

Probably be a very good interview, but it leaves something to be desired in the creativity department among those of us who watch NBC 4 in D.C.

bevo said...

@JD- Think Adam will break the curse of pit reporters doing play-by-play?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Well, Vince Welch certainly did not break it last night. He had a rough outing.

PammH said...

bevo, they are highlighting one of the legends again, Mario! Should be good.

Anonymous said...

Be worth watching if Kyle or Wally has to assume the role that Dale Jarrett had to play when Dr. Punch was in the ESPN/ABC booth.

MatthewH said...

It's good to see Mr. NASCAR™ back.

No... not Mr. Excitement (Jimmy Spencer).

Wally Dallenbach... ;o)

Anonymous said...

Hey JD,

Care to remind us how Wally got in that NBC booth to begin with. Was it an open audition or something. AB and BP were obvious choices.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wally worked in the NBC booth with BP. Allen does play by play.

Chadderbox said...

Kenny Wallace the television personality on RaceDay is a Buffoon.

Why would the producers of that show not replace him with a professional?

Daly Planet Editor said...

RaceDay used to be a goofball show. They used to dress up in judges robes with white wigs and hold mock trials for drivers.

The show changed over the years. Jimmy Spencer could not fit in and he got moved on. Kenny is having a tough time this year.

Wendy and Hermie are shining and they are really the heart of the program right now.

PammH said...

And it was a fun goofball show. I never seemed it. But the last couple of yrs, it took on a dif tone & became unappealing.

Ken-Michigan said...

Kyle Petty offers decent information, but I just wish he'd control all of his stuttering at the start of almost every statement he makes.

Larry Mac is simply on too much TV.... way too much. He also needs to allow the play-by-play guy do the PBP. Too many times I'm saying " shut up Larry! "

Adam Alexander is going to do just fine in the booth. Only question is.... How much excitement can he bring into his race call ? It has to be genuine, not phony. But at Pocono, I'll give him a free pass, not much exciting about Pocono. Next week at Michigan, he better be on his horse.

I'm interested today to see what kind of graphics package TNT brings to the broadcast. Will they unveil anything new ?

How will TNT do with Rain Delay ??

BTW - rain getting very close to Pocono.

I dont expect green flag til almost 3pm.

Anonymous said...

Kenny Wallace is a joke on raceday.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Ken, it's funny how Kyle sounds more like his dad all the time.

MikeC said...

Forecast says 90% of rain and RaceDay is saying there's a 10% chance of rain. LOL

PammH said...

umm missed it, I mean...oops.

bevo said...

Guess I missed that memo - TNT has March Madness next year?

Daly Planet Editor said...

You can Google the CBS/Turner deal on that topic.

red said...

ok, gave up on RD b/c of kenny wallace so now i'll try countdown to green but my patience is already thin.

great intro already, both music and lindsey c!

MikeC said...

When I see Lindsay opening up this broadcast on TNT, I can't help but picture Krista in the Hollywood Hotel for Fox.

Anonymous said...

already love the intro!!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Big change of pace from the Hollywood Hotel.

Anonymous said...

wow what a difference. For once a pre-race show is not lame.

bevo said...

Imagine that! A pre-race show that starts off talking about the race. Radical concept.

MikeC said...

No complaints here.....10 minutes in, not one thing about themselves, no jokes....they're talking about the stories regarding the race! Thumbs up!

Daly Planet Editor said...

RaceBuddy looks good. Jim Noble is doing an update from pit road.

B-Flo said...

it is very different from the hollywood hotel indeed
and krista voda is, in my opinion, much better than lindsay czarniak is so i think she should be the new host, and if not her jeanne zelasko
haha jk, really the new host should be krista voda or steve byrnes

Anonymous said...

phil parsons, solid debut
he'll do a solid job

PammH said...

someone's dog was just barking in the background on RB! lol

Daly Planet Editor said...

One problem with the TNT package is that it is only six races.

Most of the big pros are tied-up by contracts and cannot cross-over.

Matt Yocum worked a pretty good deal.

Spring Rubber said...

Are you folks having issues where the audio keeps cutting into static every few seconds, or is there an issue with their uplink to DirecTV?

B-Flo said...

i would like to see tnt do more races, they have always done a solid job even though i dont love dallenbach
hey jd, when do the tv contracts expire? maybe tnt will pay for more races? no more fox? who knows

robbob88 said...

Anyone else getting a snow noise through their TV? At first I thought it was my surround sound but I turned it off and now it is also coming through my regular TV speakers.

Daly Planet Editor said...

No problems on cable. How about you dish users?

Anonymous said...

A very good pre-race show that is not over-hyped like an ESPN pre-race show.

bevo said...

Love the Mario segment. This is the kind of thing a pre-race show should do to introduce new race fans to the history of this sport as well as give a nod to us oldtimers.

Anonymous said...

I am good with dish

bevo said...

A little of what sounds like generators or something on DirecTV but nothing else. Not enough to be distracting for me.

Gymmie said...

watching via DirecTV no probs

robbob88 said...

I use DirecTV and it was a loud and annoying static noise coming through my surround sound. SUPER LOUD. But it has stopped.

Anonymous said...

I would not be shocked to see TNT attempt to form some fort of alliance with CBS, particularly if the new Turner-CBS joint package for March madness works out well.

Anonymous said...

HD feed through Comcast is good.

Chadderbox said...

I have Direct TV and when they went to the booth the audio signal dropped and sounded hollow.

Anonymous said...

Nice to have a pre-race show with no Pizzi.

Ken-Michigan said...

(DirecTV here too)

Audio troubles during the pit reporters segment. Sounded like someone was keying a mic on that frequency.

Problem lasted 2 or 3 minutes, cleared up now.

Darcie said...

What's with the rotating set? It's driving me crazy. What a silly thing to have at a race track. Does it add anything to the broadcast but make those on the thing dizzy?

Chadderbox said...

yes, Direct TV is cleared up now.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Darcie, it's hilarious. They build this wild set and the spinning is not really good for widescreen TV viewers.

On 2007, it rained at Pocono and Marty Snider and the pit reporters got the control and took turns spinning Bill Weber in circles.

Weber was not happy. ROFL!

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Man, this weather deal is sketchy!

glenc1 said...

they seem to not know when their mikes are hot...but it's kinda funny....

MikeC said...

Looks like they'll have no problem getting the race started.....how far they get is another story.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Glen, think they were talking about the weather.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice RaceBuddy so far, hope the rain holds off daggone it.

robbob88 said...

According to Weather.com, only a 15% chance of rain from 3 on through the rest of the day :) we should be able to run this race :) however a 90% chance of rain at around 2 PM so that will obviously require track drying.

red said...

ya' know, i am so glad to be able to say that i am very much enjoying this pre-race programming right now. the andretti interview was excellent, loved that little B&W photo of the king in that doorway.

didn't evn mind the segment w/larry mac & the tech car.

Anonymous said...

Ponytail Express! Awesome!

MikeC said...

Here's a Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service a couple of minutes ago.

AT 1238 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WILKES-BARRE...MOVING EAST
AT 45 MPH. THE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR BLAKESLEE...EAST SIDE AROUND
100 PM...SKYTOP...GOULDSBORO STATE PARK AROUND 115 PM AND HAINESVILLE
AROUND 145 PM.

THIS STORM WILL ALSO PASS CLOSE TO THE POCONO RACEWAY AFTER 100 PM.

WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH AND SMALL HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

TexasRaceLady said...

First time in I don't know how long I've enjoyed a pre-race.

Loved Mario's interview. The Ponytail Express was a hoot.

The weather is looking "iffy" at best.

Daly Planet Editor said...

The word "halfway" comes to mind.

West Coast Diane said...

TNT - Loving it!

Anonymous said...

Hate to ask, but is Ernie Johnson or someone standing by in the Atlanta studios?

Sally said...

This has been a really good pre race show. Relevant information given succinctly, and with humor when appropriate. Race Buddy looks great...a perfect day so far.

Spring Rubber said...

I noticed them struggling with paperweights trying to keep everything pinned down on the desk. That's one of the disadvantages of having an outdoor set, but it's worth it for the viewers.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nope! That is why I think it might be movie time after the rain hits.

glenc1 said...

radar looks like there will be an interruption at 2 or so and then they should be able to finish. Takes a while to dry though, Kyle may need his notes for that delay...

red said...

well, THAT was an awkward edit of the end of the lindsay c/coach gibbs segment! need to tighten up on those details.

but the interview itself was strong.

Anonymous said...

Wally on the wing was great.
Tks.JD Ron Il.

MikeC said...

Ernie's off doing baseball on TBS today (Yankees at Toronto)

Sophia said...

I don't know my history. Did not know or FORGOT Mario won Daytona 500. Great interview. On my old tv kept hearing subtle noise in background...would hit mute & sound went away..thought there were people talking in our yard from next door. But it was slight audio background on TNT.

on RB hearing driver intros but not seeing them? Anybody else?

Hope Cam work is good...or tv is off.

First time attempting to watch ENTIRE RACE LIVE!!!

p.s. My house mate is going to hook up the 24 in flatscreen next to 52 in tv (for race buddy) Same way we watched Indy 500 so we had their radio bunch!!

OSBORNK said...

Wunderground has a 90% chance of rain until 11:00 PM tonight with a tornado watch until 8.

red said...

just for the record: it takes at least 2 1/2 hours to dry this track if it rains substantially. even light rain will take almost an hour to dry.

it can also rain on the backstretch and not on the frontstretch at pocono and vice versa.

MikeC said...

There's been a few minor glitches taking place here and there.

rich said...

Glad to be back live this week, had family duties last weekend.
Really enjoying RaceBuddy so far and I thought that the pre-race was very good.
Fingers crossed on the weather

Daly Planet Editor said...

Chat is usually a little slower for these races because folks are watching RaceBuddy and multi-tasking.

bevo said...

Great pre-race so far, just stop the spinning stage

Daly Planet Editor said...

Who is looking at live radar? What is the weather deal?

Sally said...

The crowd looks pretty good for an iffy weather day.

rich said...

just looked at radar, big storm closing in, looks like it is 30 min away. Clear behind it

B-Flo said...

i also got a the noise problem and i have directv, mustve been the weather

MikeC said...

From the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHERN CARBON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA... MONROE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MOUNT POCONO... SUSSEX COUNTY IN NORTHWEST NEW JERSEY... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF NEWTON...

* UNTIL 200 PM EDT

* AT 1250 PM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL... AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SCRANTON TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF WILKES-BARRE TO 30 MILES WEST OF LEHIGHTON... AND MOVING EAST AT 75 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR... GOULDSBORO STATE PARK AND WHITE HAVEN AROUND 105 PM EDT... TOBYHANNA... BLAKESLEE AND WEATHERLY AROUND 110 PM EDT... CHRISTMANS... SKYTOP... LAKE HARMONY AND CANADENSIS AROUND 115 PM EDT... PENN FOREST RESERVOIR AROUND 120 PM EDT...

THESE STORMS WILL ALSO AFFECT THE POCONO RACEWAY.

PammH said...

how do you change incar driver on RB? tia..

Darcie said...

JD, there's a very strong line of storms just to the northwest of Pocono.

Anonymous said...

Weather service has upgraded its alert for Long Pond, Pa.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHERN CARBON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA... MONROE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MOUNT POCONO... SUSSEX COUNTY IN NORTHWEST NEW JERSEY... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF NEWTON...

* UNTIL 200 PM EDT

* AT 1250 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SCRANTON TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF WILKES-BARRE TO 30 MILES WEST OF LEHIGHTON...AND MOVING EAST AT 75 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR... GOULDSBORO STATE PARK AND WHITE HAVEN AROUND 105 PM EDT... TOBYHANNA...BLAKESLEE AND WEATHERLY AROUND 110 PM EDT... CHRISTMANS...SKYTOP...LAKE HARMONY AND CANADENSIS AROUND 115 PM EDT... PENN FOREST RESERVOIR AROUND 120 PM EDT...

THESE STORMS WILL ALSO AFFECT THE POCONO RACEWAY.

Anonymous said...

JD, rumors are that you are replacing chris myers
confirm or deny

Anonymous said...

Sorry MikeC, didn't see you got it too.

No way they should be starting this race right now, or have anyone in the (metal) grandstands.

Darcie said...

These guys will be driving late into the afternoon if these storms happen. Does anyone know, does Pocono have lights?

Anonymous said...

Lindsey said Michigan next week - isnt next week Loudon and Michigan fathers day in two weeks?

Anonymous said...

Darcie, no lights -- it is way too big.

red said...

i think tnt just hit all the right marks with the countdown to green show: informative, intelligent, witty, interesting. certainly, a most welcome change and i'll now make plans to watch each week as a result.

great production earns this viewer's loyalty!

Anonymous said...

no lights in Pocono

B-Flo said...

tnt is by far the best theme tnt has used
it works, unlike the last 2 mediocre bands ruining good songs the last couple of years
would like to see them return to fuel though, that theme was great

robbob88 said...

Pocono does not have lights unfortunately. If I was NASCAR president, I would mandate all tracks we visit have lights. Haha that would never happen.

MikeC said...

They'll probably do pre-race ceremonies, get those out of the way, and then hold off on starting the race until the Warning is cancelled or expires.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Well, the in-cars are still up so that is great.

Darcie said...

Race strategy will be interesting. If they have a weather shortened race, they will have to race from the very start.

OMG, those clouds look nasty. I bet they'll not even start this race, but clear everything out beforehand.

WOW, finally someone who knows how to sing our anthem. Great Job

B-Flo said...

i agree but it makes too much sense that it will never happen
if mlb can do it, nascar should

rich said...

Now that's how to sing the national anthem!!! Old school.

red said...

GREAT respectful anthem!

i am SO optimistic going into this broadcast! what a change!

Vicky D said...

Very respectful anthem. I love his voice!

Anonymous said...

Oh shiz. We wont be racing until 4pm, says the radar.

slander said...

Man, I am so looking forward to this. A pre-race show that's actually relevant no screaming and acting like a bunch of ephedrine-laced clowns, a National Anthem not sung by the latest pop-flavored tart from American Idull,and, most importantly, no DeeDubbayoo.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wow, if that weather goes past without raining, it will be a miracle.

Wrabb said...

I'm joining in on my first TDP Race blog today I have TNT on the TV and Race Buddy Fired up online LETS RACE

rich said...

Man, the clouds are closing in fast. I don't know if we will get started.

Anonymous said...

Surprised they had them fire up the cars. They'll be back out of them in 5 minutes.

David said...

Hey everyone, 18 radio speculating, 42 radio saying they will be close to making the green but they probably won't take it.

JS said...

Interested to see Adam Alexander's PBP debut...let's see how this goes!

Anybody ever figure out what the exact story was as to what Bill Weber did to get canned last year?

rich said...

Clouds look much worse on RaceBuddy

David said...

42 Spotter: "Is it bad when you can feel the lightning before it pops?"

red said...

Wrabb: welcome aboard! but be forewarned: when the broadcast is strong, the comments are decreased b/c we're all actually watching the race!

Vicky D said...

I wonder if they'll evacuate the spotters if lightning gets too close!

Ken-Michigan said...

Still boggles my mind that TV pays no attention to weather radar.

Delay the start, give race fans in the stands a chance to take cover.

Vicky D said...

Now DirecTV audio is acting up now.

Kiteman11 said...

I forgot how cool Race Buddy really is.

bevo said...

Don't need to talk to the drivers in the car - adds nothing

David said...

Kyle Busch reporting rain behind turn 3. Spotter says when it hits it will go fast

red said...

bevo: i intensely dislike in-car driver interviews for that reason & because i really want the driver and crew chief to be talking to each other.

tnt could be bold and drop it . . .

Anonymous said...

Maybe the PRISM cars just won't return from the rain delay and Phil Parsons can avoid that question.

Charlie said...

There was audio problems with Charter cable to.

GinaV24 said...

Hi, everyone - Ugly sky over there in Pocono. I skipped the raceday show - Kenny and DW - no way I'm ruining my Sunday.

TNT's countdown was pretty good -- actually intelligent conversation.

Vicky D said...

Phil's chasing those pesky wabbits!

bevo said...

Love the Full Screen on RaceBuddy - even on a netbook it looks great

Anonymous said...

haven't they in the past bumped up the start time to beat the weather?

David said...

Montoya/Bowyer intro had audio probs on COX too, it must have been a network problem.

David said...

Waved off start, Kyle Busch says it will be wet next time through

GinaV24 said...

Kenny Wallace should remember that its the race fans who are the reason the drivers get to do what they do instead of thinking that he is why we watch.

Personally I think he just has NO brain cells left.

Sounds like its raining on some parts of the track -- the problem with that big a track is it can be raining in one place and clear in another.

Darcie said...

Anyone trying the Million Dollar Race Challenge?

OSBORNK said...

There has not been a hint of a problem with Dish all day where I am.

Anonymous said...

Please don't start under green/yellow . . .

Daly Planet Editor said...

I hope everyone signed-up for the million dollar challenge. No brackets in this one.

Sally said...

I like that the RB camera is showing the clouds around the track...not trying to fool us about the weather.

Anonymous said...

The sound effects featured with the graphic package is very irritating in Dolby digital 5.1.

bevo said...

@Darcie - Nope. Don't need any more spam than I already get :)

David said...

Spotters are assuring they WILL race today this storm will pass.

Pretty solid start so far for this TNT bunch, got RB up but audio quiet.

Adam should do very well today.

Severe Thunderstorm warning in the area, Kyle Busch wants a new visor if they stop the cars on pit road.

Waved off again

red said...

kyle is likely right: it will blow thru quickly but it will take time to dry it out -- a LOT of time.

hope they have rain-delay "stuff" ready to run.

Darcie said...

Oh wow, great shot of the sky, half black and half white

GinaV24 said...

raining at Pocono!

Kiteman11 said...

I agree regarding the annoying sound effects/graphic deal. Sounds way out of context. I'm on Dish Network in the North GA mountains, btw.

Darcie said...

Looks like the "gust front" is there right now. Lots of wind but no rain yet.

Wrabb said...

It's looking Rough for Sure

David said...

I like that the fan challenge gives you 50 laps in the event of someone having an early exit

GinaV24 said...

cars heading for pit road

David said...

Pit road already soaked

Charlie said...

I have a low end computer and with the added features of racebuddy my video is now jerky. I can't really watch it now.
Bummer.

Darcie said...

Pack it up for a while.

TexasRaceLady said...

The radar shows the rain between the track and Berwick to the west.

The really heavy, serious storms are to the north of the track, moving east.

Vicky D said...

Hope none of the lights fall onto the track in all this wind!

GinaV24 said...

they just told the spotters to get OFF the roof.

Anonymous said...

What was the point of that. TNT may need a new feature. Chad Myers in the CNN Weather Center.

PammH said...

Im trying to figure out what those guys are doing on the flagstand.

David said...

18 turned off radio to conserve battery

Anonymous said...

LOL....it's funny listening to MRN....they keep referring this rain as "sprinkles".

Daly Planet Editor said...

RaceBuddy has NASCAR Race Control live video up.

W_Rabb said...

I think it's time to get ready for Rain Delay Programing

slander said...

Petty doesn't care about Kryle's non-Cup stats -- what a refreshing change from the non-stop "OMYGODKYLE'SSOAWESOMETHEYSHOULDJUST CROWNHIMCHAMPIONRIGHTNOWHE'SSOWONDERFULHE'SBETTERTHANANYONEEVER!!!!!!!!

Charlie said...

Off to watch Golf. See ya all later.

Ken-Michigan said...

I have time for 9 holes of golf before this race starts.

see ya at 3:45 for green flag

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anyone know if they lost the whole track to rain?

Buschseries61 said...

I enjoyed the TNT prerace. The weekly interviews with past legends of the sport are great - FOX does not even come close.

I'm lovin RaceBuddy, the various camera shots of the storm are crazy!

David said...

Doesn't look like the track is really that gone JD, at least not the whole track.

I hate rain delays here...this probably just messed up my odds to see the finish so I might be praying for a total wash now

PammH said...

According to RB, it's pouring & they lost the track.

David said...

Whole track is GONE

Daly Planet Editor said...

Well, this means we have over two hours of rain delay. Welcome to live TV, Adam.

Anonymous said...

They have TWO pit studios? Wow

RWar24 said...

I'm about done with TNT's audio/video synch issues. It's like watching a Chinese dubbed movie. No matter what sports they broadcast, they have the same issues.

David said...

18 team com: "Wesley just swam over here to the truck"

Anonymous said...

look at racebuddy mosaic and you can see how heavy its raining..they have definitely lost the track

Daly Planet Editor said...

Trying to figure out where Lindsay and Larry Mac really are.

Anonymous said...

Where was that secret indoor set located? And was that a green screen behind them?

W_Rabb said...

Also No Lights so how late can you start the race to end it before dark?

MikeC said...

The Severe Thunder Warning has now been extended until 2:30p.m.

MRN is going to go off the air until 3p.m.....so it doesn't look like they'll be going green until at least then.

Anonymous said...

That is most definitely a green screen. The chroma key is showing the edges.

David said...

You have light in Pocono until around 7:30/8 pm EST, so with a 4:15 runtime you have until 3:45-ish to try and get going otherwise your trying to get to halfway

Daly Planet Editor said...

Seeing shadows behind Larry, so it does not look like a key.

bevo said...

No audio synch problems for me on DirecTV SD

Anonymous said...

That looks very strange, not a key because of the shadows, but in the wide shot Larry looks superimposed, must be a strange angle.

Anonymous said...

dont blame TNT for any audio synch problem - blame cable company

Anonymous said...

this is the nice part of 1pm starts, there's sufficient time to recover from rain delays at tracks without lights

Anonymous said...

I've been to Pocono - no Mickey D's anywhere within 20 miles.

Anonymous said...

Just got through reading all the comments. Enjoyed the pre show. I could do without Larry - toooo much of him on fox and too politically nascar correct.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Last season TNT was careful to use Larry Mac more in a strategy role. I really thought we would see Lindsay with Kyle.

BWBarefoot said...

RaceBuddy video is unfortunately not working where I am. The connection has not streamed for more than four seconds at a time, and this is after it buffers for 15-20 seconds. The chat is OK. The leaderboard is not yet applicable since the race is not started.

I switched browsers and it still has not fixed the problem.

Sally said...

I'm thinking I'll use the rain delay to fix myself something to eat and come back in a couple hours. See y'all later!

Daly Planet Editor said...

RaceBuddy works on Flash technology. If your computer is an iPad or you do not have Adobe Flash downloaded, you will not get the video streams.

The computer should have prompted you to download it when you came to the NASCAR.com page.

rich said...

Going to mow the lawn. See you guys in a couple of hours

Adam said...

Looks like this race will be rained out. The weather looks horrible.

Chadderbox said...

Race Buddy...I was prompted to download an app called "octogrid" or something like that, in addition to having Adobe Flash. Once I downloaded that app I was watching Race Buddy and the picture quality was great!

Chadderbox said...

Looks like it's clearing up to me.

GinaV24 said...

nice to see the blue skies again, but I'll probably have to go out before they get it started again, so I'll have to hook up the radio and listen while I drive.

GinaV24 said...

WRabb - they will run out of light around 7:30 - 8 p.m.

B-Flo said...

the weather is defiently clearing up
the audio problems? not so much

Daly Planet Editor said...

Water and TV does not mix.

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