Sunday, July 11, 2010

Live Blogging Camping World Trucks In Iowa (SPEED - 1:30PM ET)


After a big Friday and Saturday of racing, the weekend winds down with the Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway.

Krista Voda opens with The Setup pre-race show at 1:30PM. Ray Dunlap will be on pit road for this show, then he will be joined by Voda for the race.

Upstairs will be Rick Allen, Michael Waltrip and Phil Parsons. Allen and Waltrip called the ARCA race on Friday night, while Parsons worked the Sprint Cup Series race for TNT from Chicagoland.

This track makes for good truck racing, it's fast and has multiple grooves. As the field strings out, the backmarkers also come into play in terms of lap traffic.

SPEED should present the solid type of no frills racing presentation that has worked for the trucks for several years now. Allen provides the excitement, Parsons provides the analysis and Waltrip provides the entertainment.

This post will serve to host your comments about the SPEED coverage of the Camping World Trucks from Iowa Speedway. To add your comments, just click on the comments button below. This is a family-friendly website, please keep that in mind when posting.

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59 comments:

Daly Planet Editor said...

Somehow, I have the feeling this is going to be a small chat crowd!

Mary said...

Just going to fire up the laptop ready for the race. Love truck racing ;-)

Daly Planet Editor said...

That makes two of us!

TexasRaceLady said...

It was a good ARCA race last night, so I'm hoping the trucks will put on as good a show.

If the racing and broadcast are as good as they've been in the past, I may or may not be here. LOL

Daly Planet Editor said...

Glad the rain stopped...

Mary said...

Oh goodie I see Schrader is in this still miss Monday nights (sigh)

Gymmie said...

Happy Pick 'em Ups Race Day <3

That was great to see the Dillon boyz win the pole for their respective races!

@Mary--yup Happy has brought in Schrader to help run the standalone Pick 'em Up races :)

Phil playing reporter boy? Oh I see he'll be back in the booth :)

Sally said...

I'm sure the truck race will be much more entertaining than that dud last night.

Daly Planet Editor said...

One person emailed me that it looked like the Richard Petty Driving Experience giving fan rides.

Mary said...

Ow that was painful

Sally said...

Ouch. Not nice to put a young child in the position to do that on national television.

Sophia said...

OMG! HORRIBLE ANTHEM..changed keys too many times by accident.

YIKES!!

PammH said...

who's little girl was that to be put into that painful situation?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Probably seemed like a good decision in practice.

tiamatsrevenge said...

Yikes! All weekend the singers were not good ...

Couldn't they find someone from one of the local churches???

Daly Planet Editor said...

Our new anthem motto: Remember FOGHAT.

Sophia said...

JD

Who's Foghat? Was that the tattooed dude from a couple races ago?

brad said...

shooting off the afternoon fireworks display. could there be a bigger waste of money??

Daly Planet Editor said...

Who is FOGHAT? Aw man....that just hurts.

Palmetto said...

Engines sound way better than vuvezulas.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Like I said, good track for the trucks and a killer crowd.

brad said...

Wouldn't it make more sense to actually let Rick do the play by play and Michael respond to him. I can do without Phil on the broadcast. Phil lost all credibility with me during his stint on pit road.

Steve L. said...

That backstretch reminds me of a short Atlanta.

Gymmie said...

That anthem was VERY painful :(. Not sure whose bright idea it was to put her out there. :(

I never heard of Foghat until they butchered the Anthem a few weeks back. Had to get educated since I didn't get the references to Jimi Hendrix folks were tweeting about :)

Daly Planet Editor said...

If I was Phil's agent, I would have told him not to do the TNT gig.

When they added MW to this team years ago, it really changed the tone.

Palmetto said...

I find Mikey amusing in 'round table' formats, but I'm opposed to active owners participating in the booth. Waltrip, Wallace, Dougherty, Parsons, etc. If you own a team in any of the three national touring series, stick to the magazine shows.

And Aarons isn't giving anybody anything. The 'free pass' is in the rule book and will continue even if Aarons quits writing checks.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Got rain coming I hear. Oh, now I see.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Well, asked about tires and Michael Waltrip answered me on Twitter. Nice.

mw55 RT @TheDalyPlanet: Need truck pit reporters to follow up on the tire story....appears to be a team issue not tire.

Gymmie said...

That was great of Mikey to answer your tweet JD :)

Hate it for both Steve and Aric!

Gymmie said...

Not a good day to be high in the points today :(

OrangeTom said...

First truck race I've seen this year. Like it so far, has a real old school feel. Graphics look like something from Wide World of Sports, circa 1974. Also enjoy the fact that Michael seems to be playing less of a character than usual, and the director is showing us a bunch of the field

Daly Planet Editor said...

It's a pretty well kept secret!

brad said...

New conspiracy theory. Nascar pays someone to sit in the stands with a dart gun to shoot at tires with 5 laps to go. what do you think? just kidding but gwc finishes are running wild this year!

Daly Planet Editor said...

We got drama!

Patrick said...

Daly Planet Editor said...

We got drama!


Shootout Style!!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

FYI: Baby J has a name! Genevieve Marie Johnson

brad said...

With the white flag waving Phil comes up with "we know the next flag is gonna end it". You cant get that type of expert analysis everywhere!!

brad said...

Thanks JD. see you next week!

Steve L. said...

Wow, I wonder who the booth wanted to win today????

Gymmie said...

Very happy for Austin! #3 in Victory Lane again

David said...

Fantastic win by Austin!

Love GWC's in trucks since it was there from it's berth

Palmetto said...

Nice to see the #3 back in Victory Lane twice in a two weekends.

I'm looking forward to seeing the trucks here at Darlington in a few weeks.

majorshouse said...

I love the truck series but can live without any Waltrip in any booth because they think they know it all and all they know how to do is to yapp their jaws and I get sick of that and even Phil Parsons is not Benny and could use Rick with other people in the booth with him and loved the fact that Austin Dylan won the race and looks like he has a great career ahead of him.

PammH said...

wow-how nice to see all the drivers come in to congratulate Austin!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Gateway NNS next weekend, then ESPN at IMS and ORP!

Thanks for stopping by!

tiamatsrevenge said...

Finally!!

The only race this weekend that didn't leave me feeling like I should've been doing something else ...


With the exception of being on commercial when some cautions came out ... SPEED did a better job than Time-Warner and Disney ...

tiamatsrevenge said...

BTW

KRKO-AM is gonna air the Brickyard 400 ... on tape delay ...

They did the same thing with the Coke Zero 400 & Subway Jalapeno 250 ...

Local minor league bazebawl takes precedence over cars ... booooo!!

Gymmie said...

@brad--*giggles* I swear the competition for title of Captain Obvious is heating up. I saw a tweet that someone said on the F1 broadcast something like "no one drives the Ferrari's other than the Ferrari drivers"

@Pammmmmmmmmmmmmm---yes that made me tear up! That was so great to see the other drivers come out!

Rita Jean said...

The Set Up is awesome, as usual. Whatever it is that makes this whole crew different, I hope Speed Channel doesn't mess it up. They can't seem to fix RaceDay in all these years, but this series works for me. I can handle MW here because Rick is the balance.

I love this Iowa track! Good Indy races are there too.
Both being said, the truck series is actually my favorite and today's race was not to be missed.

Hope everyone else liked it. Peace.

Richard in N.C. said...

Enjoy the truck races, except hearing Phil Parsons, the un-sportsman, could even spoil free beer.

TexasRaceLady said...

Really, really enjoyed the race. Got to see lots of battles for position. Beating and banging --- that's what makes the truck series such fun. Especially when we get to SEE IT !!

Rick Allen did a great job. Phil and Mikey --- well, I'd better just stop there. LOL

Congratulations to Austin. What pressure -- not only driving an iconic RCR number, but having to best his little brother! I doubt Ty would have let him forget it, either. hehehe

Anonymous said...

Krista Voda did great interview with Austin and Richard in Victory Lane. Too bad his parents not there.

Vicky D said...

xI thought Austin's interview was great and he mentioned discussing with his Grandpa which lane to take on the restart. What a close family. Glad RC was there to see the win and what a great picture of the two brothers. I thought racing at Iowa was just the right track for the trucks too. Glad our guy had a top 10 finish.

Charles Krall said...

I need to jump to Phil Parsons' defense here...

When he says "the next flag ends it" on the white flag, he means either the yellow flag or the checkered flag. The caution could come out 10 feet past the S-F line on the white flag lap and in effect end the race. It might sound silly to say it, but he is right and it's nice to be reminded of it, especially on a short track during a G-W-C finish.

Anonymous said...

I turned it on at about halfway and really wanted to watch it, as soon as I head MW's voice, off it went. They don't get it, TV ratings keep declining and yet they keep putting the same people on the air that we repeatedly tell them we don't want to see.

GinaV24 said...

I watched the end of the race -- sorry but the weather was too nice to stay in. Plus I knew Mikey would be in the booth so that was another reason to not watch the entire event.

After listening to Austin in the booth for the ARCA race, it was really fun for me to see him WIN on Sunday.

I enjoyed the last 20 laps of the race, it was fun seeing Austin win and his crew chief so excited for him. Gotta love the real emotion and the fun that the trucks provide when it is the up and coming racers who have a chance to shine.

Its why I don't believe that the drivers with full time rides in the Cup series should be able to compete in trucks or Nationwide. It really takes away from the excitement for me.

glenc1 said...

I watched the race. Thought the coverage was okay. Nice to see Austin in the 3. Glad his grandparents were there.

I've been out of town for a few weeks...so you guys are saying they let FOGHAT do the National Anthem a few weeks ago??? Geeez.... I think my little brother had one of their albums. A hundred YEARS ago...

that little girl changed keys like 5 times. Probably nervous. Bet it was better in rehearsal.

Gymmie said...

@glen--sadly yes :( it was horrible! I've been able to tolerate bad anthems but I coudn't find the mute fast enough. I have no idea what that mess was they were trying to subject us to :(

glenc1 said...

thanks for the update Gymmie...eeuuww.

funny thing is...one of my favorites was that Canadian country group....can't remember their name. Obviously the problem is the range of the vocals is just beyond most people, even good singers.

Another of the best was the police officer (I forget if he was county or state) who used to do it at Richmond. That all went away when the ISC came on board. But the ISC does have a few good 'go-to' folks, April Lee, Edwin McCain...