Saturday, August 7, 2010

Live Blogging Camping World Trucks From Nashville, TN (SPEED - 8:30PM ET)


The trucks are running a one-day show from Nashville Superspeedway on SPEED.

Krista Voda is hosting the pre-race show with Ray Dunlap and Adam Alexander reporting. Rick Allen will be in the broadcast booth with Michael Waltrip and Phil Parsons.

This is the standard truck series TV from SPEED that has been crowd pleasing for several seasons. Expect good coverage of the actual racing after a straightforward pre-race show.

There are lots of new drivers in the field since this is a stand-alone event and SPEED should have many good stories to follow before, during and after the race.

This post will serve to host your comments on the SPEED coverage of the Camping World Trucks from Nashville. 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 taking the time to stop by The Daly Planet.

48 comments:

Daly Planet Editor said...

Long day of racing! Anyone still around for Trucks??

Gymmie said...

Happy Pick 'em Ups racin' Planeteers <3

Enjoyed the Rolex race and now for Pick 'em Ups action :)

Tummy's all full of noms

Lisa Hogan said...

Good evening, everyone!
Looking forward to the truck race.
Hope it's our "normal" race coverage. :)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Me too, the last one was awful!

Sally said...

So far I'm hanging in. I don't know if I can survive Mikey at full blast though.

Richard in N.C. said...

Fascinating that I followed Grand Am online with MRN for free, but still searching for Truck race since not where I can watch TV.

TexasRaceLady said...

Excellent pre-race.

MikeC said...

Hope this is a better broadcast than the April Nashville race. That one was probably one of the poorest the SPEED truck crew ever had. Since that Nashville race was a "replacement" on the schedule it seemed like they went through the motions that night. Here's to a better broadcast this evening.

MikeC said...

That's probably the most interesting invocation I've ever heard. Almost sounded like a satirical invocation.

TexasRaceLady said...

Now THAT was a prayer.

Matt TSB said...

That wasn't too over the top, was it?

Nice anthem though.

Sally said...

Nice anthem. A couple shakey moments, but in general well done!

red said...

hey gang. well that was one rousing invocation. worked himself into a right big lather, didn't he?

red said...

richard in nc: there is an online site but i'd rather not drop the info here on TDP. i'll post it on twitter if you'd like?

PammH said...

Waaay too late for me, even in EDT time zone & a wk-end. I am taping & will watch Sunday to see who wins. Besides, MW is there-not for me...:(

Jojaye said...

Its been a long day of TV. Gonna watch Trucks, and NFL HOF waiting on Emmitt - Jerry Rice speaking now. Love needing 2 TV s

red said...

ah no! carmichael gets one of tonight's two "kisses of death": in-race reporter. bleech.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Not a good start for my new fav driver!

Jojaye said...

Thats real bad luck. I was just gonna say how great the trucks looked under the lights. Stinks for both of them.

Ann_Ominous said...

Was eating dinner, so I couldn't post until now...

I think that was the most enthusiastic invocation ever! Maybe the preacher should be doing play by play!!

Nice anthem. The gal singer had a high voice, yet she did not hurt my ears like the Nationwide race singer!

Shoot! wreck so early!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Johanna Long is officially out. Wah.

Vicky D said...

Does Nashville just have that one grandstand or is there others? From the tv, it looks like only one smallish grandstand.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Just the frontstretch!

DexterMorgan said...

I have no idea what any producer sees in Micheal Waltrip. He is ungodly annoying.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Did you see "Fast Track to Fame?" Now, that was annoying.

RWar24 said...

They have one big grandstand for reserve seating. They do have 3 or 4 smaller sets of bleachers coming off turn 4 for general admission or sponsor freebies and promotional tixs.

RWar24 said...

Disregard, I don't see the freebie bleachers like they had a couple of years ago when I was there for a truck race.

Vicky D said...

Thanks for the info on Nashville track RWar24.

Ann_Ominous said...

I am loosing interest in the race. I think it is because of Mikey - and I am not a Mikey hater. The booth is just turning me off, and I have always been fine with Rick and Phil.

So I just might post some photos to facebook and do some digital scrapbooking and then go watch the last 10 laps of the race.....

DexterMorgan said...

I honestly believe Nascar has the worst announcers in all of racing. You listen to the BBC for F1 and its incredible how poor these people are.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Rick and Phil were doing just fine for a long time. Mikey got added late. No clue why two drivers are needed in the booth. Should have picked up a former crew chief.

MikeC said...

The problem now, though, is if they did go down to 2 drivers, it's Phil being removed, not Michael. I sort of wonder if Michael being on these broadcasts is tied into Aaron's sponsorship of the broadcasts and the lucky dogs. One of those things where they'd sponsor such things if the driver they're sponsoring is in the booth.

Jonathan said...

Hey everyone! Yeah I think Mikey brings down the broadcast. I like Rick Allen, he called one heck of a K&N Pro Series race on Thursday on Speed sure it was taped but the racing was off the charts!!!! JD did you get to watch that race? Tonight this race is ok a lot of cautions

Ann_Ominous said...

Geez! Mikey is so busy yappin away that the booth monkeys don't even realize that there has been a wreck!! At first they think the caution is for the spin. Sheesh!!!

Gonna be interesting to see if NASCAR's new "have at it, boys" policy extends to throwing things after being wrecked and what kind of fine Mario gets....

Jonathan said...

Rick and Phil were calling the race on Thursday JD and it was soo much better no Mikey to deal with! I love Mikey but no good for a pxp man

Jonathan said...

come on Skinner!!!

Vicky D said...

I feel Mikey is enthusiastic for Nascar but sometimes he doesn't know when to just stop yakking and watch the race!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Mike, they first brought him on before all his ownership stuff and before he retired.

I really cannot believe that Doug Richert or someone with a crew chief perspective is not in the booth.

As far as Phil, he has been there since SPEED got the series. He has a tremendous knowledge and his business deals are not with the trucks.

sbaker17 said...

I think it's it in Mikey's contract that he gets paid by the word.

Jonathan said...

nice some great racing on are only oval of the weekend woooo

OSBORNK said...

I turned it on with 40 laps to go and Mikey has already made me want to turnthe Tv off. Can't believe they can't see how many viewers he is running off.

Jojaye said...

Is it just me - or has MW not shut up in the last 20 laps?

Congrats Todd Bodine!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Good night for racing. Rough night for Mikey! Whew.

OSBORNK said...

The recent controversies seem to have suddenly stopped the GWC finishes. Almost like NA$CAR is trying to keep a low profile.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Thanks everyone! Long day of racing. Get some sleep and we will be back at it tomorrow for the 1PM race from The Glen!

Have a great night folks!

Richard in N.C. said...

red, thank you - but I rec'd a flurry of e-mails, got involved answering, and forgot all about the race. Thank you.

Roger Hamlin said...

I think we should give more props to ESPN for its little NASCAR commercial blurbs. I like the one for the nationwide series where the father makes the inappropriate reception dinner toast to Steve Wallace.

I dont understand said...

Marty Reed out of NOWHERE .....

""" Want to talk about Diversity...? We have a
Columbian in front...An Aussie
in second ...Bush 3rd..."

Say what ????????? This guy needs
a vacation till after the last race
in Florida ...it doesnt compute..
Let me outa here -----eeeeek eeeee