Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday From MIS On SPEED


The channels keep flipping and this Friday every program from the Michigan International Speedway is on SPEED beginning at noon ET.

Cup practice gets things started with the hard working trio of Steve Byrnes, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds. These three are going to have a long Saturday of TV.

John Roberts is next doing what he does best and that is direct traffic. Kyle Petty is alongside Roberts from the SPEED Stage with Wendy Venturini and Hermie Sadler roaming the pits as NASCAR Live presents an hour of highlights, interviews and updates at 1:30PM.

Nationwide Series cars are on the track for Byrnes, Hammond and McReynolds next. Matt Yocum and Hermie Sadler are the garage reporters for this session. Needless to say, Danica Patrick is back this weekend and it should be interesting to watch her come up to speed on the type of track at which she is very familiar.

As the Cup cars go out to qualify at 3:30PM, Bob Dillner and Venturini rejoin Hammond, McReynolds and Byrnes. This is a home track for several manufacturers and getting the pole with horsepower has always been an extra bonus for teams.

Once qualifying is over, Roberts will be back for another edition of NASCAR Live. This time, the outspoken Randy Pemberton will be on the SPEED Stage with Roberts. Bob Dillner and Matt Yocum will be the reporters.

The night ends with Trackside. This show is bittersweet because Steve Byrnes is going to be leaving the series to begin hosting the newly revamped Race Hub show from the SPEED studios on Charlotte, NC. No word yet on who is replacing Byrnes, but we should have that early next week.

Byrnes has been the heart and soul of this series which exposes a lot of NASCAR personalities to good conversation, questions and fun. There is no doubt it was hard to come off the road and again anchor a studio TV series. We will have more on Race Hub in a Sunday night column.

In the meantime, this post will serve to host your comments about the Friday NASCAR TV from MIS on SPEED. To leave us your TV-related post, just click on the comments button below. Thanks for taking the time to stop by The Daly Planet.

15 comments:

Gymmie said...

Happy Friday Planeteers!

Good to know we get to stay on one channel! I'll miss Steve regularly but if it makes RaceHub better I'm happy for him :)

Jonathan said...

Oh yes going to be a great weekend for Nascar! New Nationwide ride, Danica, Michigan what more do you want? Everyone have a fun safe race weekend!!! PARTY

panwhale said...

That is an adorable pictue of danica. I will be rooting for her to send carl edwards into the stands (figureatively speaking of course). How would that be for a storyline to rake up interest in the series.

GinaV24 said...

Happy Friday, everyone. I have to make sure I get home to see Trackside tonight. It will be strange not to see Steve there when I tune in after this, but I wish him good luck with RaceHub.

Hope the weekend goes well and it will be nice to not have to chase around looking for the NASCAR programs. All on Speed! Yes.

Vicky D said...

I also like that picture of Danica. I'm taking a vacation day so can probably watch a lot of the shows today.

Anonymous said...

Boy, wathcing Nascar Now last night, it really hit me how awful the COT looks compared to the new Nationwide car designs.

glenc1 said...

you do know she's just trying to sell Hot Wheels, right? :)

But yes, it's a cute picture.

David said...

LOL well JD your favorite company is taking a break from NASCAR....Our friend Kevin Conway out of a ride....

SHOCKER!

GinaV24 said...

David -- I hope that means the creepy commercials go away, too!

David said...

JD I am LOVING Kyle Petty here on NASCAR Live. He is so thoughtful with his remarks and really thinks outside the box rather then towing the company lines. Really enjoying this commentary between he and Roberts!!!

Richard in N.C. said...

I missed it. What did DP say she would do with the car if you don't want it?

Vicky D said...

I watched qualifying and so much was made of the Chase I got tired of listening to it. And the show afterward with John Roberts & Hermie Sadler had so many guys with their shirts off in the background it wasn't desirable to watch that either.

Jimbacca said...

I tried watching trackside. They have the mics WAY too loud in the crowd. Whatever that screeching thing was needed to be shot. Every few seconds sounds like an obmoxious bird. Finally had to shut it off.

It did have decent info but that background noise was atrocious.

Sophia said...

Jimbacca

Didn't notice the screeching. Was multi tasking watching Trackside on old tv...not modern Surround sound so noise was not SUPER obnoxious as past shows.

SAD to see Steve Byrnes leaving. WOW. he is nice classy/sensible one.

glenc1 said...

the Trackside crowd doesn't usually bother me at all...but the Holyfield segment they were out of control and you could barely hear. And I have a plain old tv.