Saturday, September 18, 2010

Whelen Mods And Camping World Trucks From NHMS (SPEED - 1PM ET)


There is a nice little doubleheader on SPEED Saturday afternoon. The Whelen Modifieds and the Camping World Trucks are racing back-to-back at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

NASCAR on FOX's Mike Joy is returning to call the Modified race with Dick Berggren. Bob Dillner will handle the pit road reporting duties. These races have turned out to be a great product for TV.

SPEED will be time-shifting the Modified race to make sure that it will be over in time for the Camping World Truck Series feature event. The actual race will start at 12:45PM, but the SPEED program will not begin until 1PM.

The CWTS is an interesting mix of unsponsored drivers trying to get noticed, truck series regulars trying to make a living and Sprint Cup Series drivers simply racing to win. Hopefully, the number of start and park trucks will be low this week.

Krista Voda will host The Setup pre-race show with Ray Dunlap and Adam Alexander reporting. Rick Allen will call the race with Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip. Kyle Busch driving a KBM truck is on the pole with a very fast lap.

Loudon works very well for SPEED. The network's veteran truck series TV team enjoys keeping the focus on the racing without gizmos and gadgets. The small number of announcers makes the telecast easy to watch. Hopefully, the trucks will cooperate with some good battles on this difficult flat track.

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71 comments:

Daly Planet Editor said...

Here we go! Whelen Mods on SPEED from New Hampshire.

Anonymous said...

You know, I really like the modifieds. I wish they would show more of them.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Been thumping them for a couple of years now.

Having a Mod race at the same track as Cup, NNS or Trucks means the TV equipment is already there.

That is the key to getting this kind of coverage.

VERSUS has Wednesday night Mod coverage recorded and edited with Jack Arute and Jimmy Spencer calling the action. It's a little rough but they are working on it.

Vicky D said...

Good broadcast team today for the mods. Glad Todd S & Ron Silk are starting up front.

Anonymous said...

Keep thumping them JD. I thump too every time I see one of "them". At first they looked at me funny, but then I guess the idea began to sink in that people were interested.

I've tried to watch the edited version, but it is not as satisfying as the whole race. You're right, though, it IS start

Jonathan said...

Hey JD!!! Im loving this

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wish they had a couple more cams and some in-cars. But, anything is a positive.

Gymmie said...

Love the Mods! Yes keep thumpin' em JD we want more <3

Poor Ted Christopher :(

glenc1 said...

well, Dillner gave that his best shot. TC was pretty po'd.

Gymmie said...

And Todd having issues :(

Gymmie said...

yup Dill Pickle tried :(

sbaker17 said...

The Mods at New Hampshire have always been my favorite race of the year to watch. Being from CA I'll probably never get to see them live though.
Joy & Dr. Dick are always up for this one too. Ray E. needs to be on the broadcast team for this one also.

oldnewenglander said...

In the old days, ABC wanted the Loudon IndyCar race to run fairly early in the day, like a noon green flag.

So, the Bahres decided to make a Sunday doubleheader, and run the Modified race after the featured IndyCar race. Granted, this was in the dark days of the IRL -- the era when CART ran the U.S. 500 -- but nobody left after the "main event."

Daly Planet Editor said...

Well, that was fun! Not too sure how I feel about Newman winning again.

I must be having Nationwide Series flashbacks.

Gymmie said...

was that a "reckon" or a "wrecking" :p

Gymmie said...

What a trooper Mike is! Didn't realize it was Zach who hit him!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Teammate! Isn't that rough?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Not to spoil anything, but Krista is waving the green flag today.

Gymmie said...

yes I saw those tweets! How lucky for her! She was nervous that she might drop it! LOL!

Nice segment on Turner I like Ricky and James :)

Martin Vincent said...

Short fields add to the S&P count. Here's my prediction.

89, 93, 85, 07, 24 & 00

Two maybes: 95 (usually a S&P, but Stout as the driver and the 46 being a Ford leads me to think this is their good truck) & 6 (slow in practice and spun in qualifying)

RWar24 said...

Nice call from Voda while waving the green. Kinda cool

roger said...

Hi all

looks like ricky is starting to become a wrecker

Gymmie said...

YAY Krista :) Glad she had fun!

Poor Ricky the segment didn't get give him any good luck today :(

Daly Planet Editor said...

Man, these two are stinking it up. Wonder how many folks switched to college football?

Jonathan said...

Busch and Harvick just kill it when there in the truck series!!! Are they that good or do they have power no one else has???? Not fair

Charlie said...

I just got done watching the Michigan college football game and switched to the truck race.
I see we have Kyle Busch leading and Kevin Harvick 2nd.
I think I will go to a more unpredictable sports show and watch Wisconsin and Arizona State play.

I switched back and forth from the Michigan game to the Truck race so I could see Krista wave the green flag.

Hope you enjoy the Truck race.

Martin Vincent said...

Only 5 laps of racing on a 1-mile track between commercial breaks... Wow!

Daly Planet Editor said...

This is like a match race with field fillers.

Martin Vincent said...

9 laps between commercials this time...

roger said...

wow the best thing about thes race was krista waving the green flag

Sally said...

Yes, we're seeing 'great racing'...between only 2 trucks. So, is this just a match race? I guess this will help us get ready ofr the '12 only' coverage we can expect for the Cup races for the rest of the season?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Remember Denny, NASCAR NEVER throws a fake caution flag and 50K will remind you of that.

Anonymous said...

Such a timely caution that was...of course, they didn't even try to find it.

jonathan said...

Why does Nascar throw these seriously pit stops were about to happen anyway under green flag, teams would still make adjustments?????? whats the deal I dont understand it........ why was there any reason to throw that yellow????????

Daly Planet Editor said...

jon, it bunched the field and kept a bunch more trucks from being put a lap down when green flag pit stops were done.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That might be the first time I can remember that SPEED did not even pretend that there was actual debris on the track.

Jonathan said...

Still though Nascar just needs to put something in the rule book to make that look legit like I dont know 2 timeout cautions or comp cautions whatever a race if needed.... If they know there going to do it then stop calling em debri cautions seriously this is stupid... Thats what turns people away

Daly Planet Editor said...

Jon, it's either a sport or a show. You can't have both.

The old guys like Mark Martin actually call those "show cautions."

But when Brian France took over and made it a sport on the same level with MLB and NFL, he did not make his own management understand integrity of the event.

Can't work both sides of the street just because you want to.

Sally said...

I don't believe 'integrity' is a word in the Nascar dictionary, JD.

Jonathan said...

Go Almirola!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to see how he does in the 88 Nationwide Series next year

Sally said...

Isn't it interesting how much the booth needs to point out that Ky Bu is 'racing Kevin clean'?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Apparently, Scott Speed was really sick. We'll see if he makes it tomorrow.

Daly Planet Editor said...

They are going to have fun until about ten to go.

RWar24 said...

What a snoozer. I guarentee the rating went down the drain on this one after the first 50 laps.

Darcie said...

I gotta tell you guys, it's just not Nascar that ESPN screws up. I'm watching my Alma mater, Wisconsin, play on ABC, and the coverage is absolutely terrible. The camera work is horrible with missing plays, not knowing who has the ball, no camera near the goals, causing the viewers to miss field goal attempts. Then there's the announcers. Craig James keeps calling Wisconsin, Nebraska and the play by play guy can't even keep the downs straight, wondering why the field goal unit wasn't on the field when it was only second down. So don't despair, Planeteers. It's not just Nascar that gets the short end of the stick.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Darcie, I hear that in email all the time from folks on other ESPN programs. So strange!

Sally said...

I guess we should be encouraged to know that ESPN is incompetant in EVERY sport they cover?

Sally said...

I surrender! I can barely keep my eyes open, so I'm going to give up and take a nap on this rainy day in Michigan. I hope tomorrow is better...but I don't expect it to be.

Martin Vincent said...

Go Buescher! It's about time a Truck Series driver makes things interesting.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Well, guess those cautions pay off if you throw enough of them.

OSBORNK said...

Horrible camera work and horrible babble from the booth monkeys.

OSBORNK said...

How did KB hit the wall so hard and not even slow down?

Vicky D said...

This was a terrible broadcast from Speed with their insistence of only showing Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick. Plus our poor David Starr spun once and crashed on the last lap.

Martin Vincent said...

KB didn't hit hard enough for my taste. He's probably going to say Buescher turned him too.

Daly Planet Editor said...

When Rick Allen did not even see Kyle hit the wall on the final restart it made it clear to me those guys are a mess.

Martin Vincent said...

Classy, KB. That'll help you get a sponsor for next year.

OSBORNK said...

"That was a fantastic race"? He must have been watching a different race that the one I saw. These races are beginning to remind me of Groundhog Day.

Martin Vincent said...

80th win in NASCAR?... The media's still going with that. 21st win in the Truck Series is more like it, it's not all the same series.

Ken-Michigan said...

How can these guys in the booth NOT even know that it was Kyle that hit the wall..... I can sit on my couch and tell it was Kyle that slammed the backstretch wall and kept his foot on the gas ??

Kyle deserves a little credit for keepin' his foot in it.

Wish he was in a Chevy !

Good job Kyle....SPEED needs to step it up.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Well, that was interesting. One person just emailed me that SPEED finally jumped the shark.

Ray Dunlap says fantastic race, Rick Allen never sees the final crash, Michael Waltrip telling us how great it was to see his Sprint Cup buddied dominate a race and Phil Parsons needed replays to tell us what happened all day long.

Not real happy right now.

Martin Vincent said...

Dumping the broadcast early to talk about the Chase? The nightmare couldn't wait 'til tomorrow afternoon, could it?

Daly Planet Editor said...

sorry..."buddies"

Daly Planet Editor said...

MV, did you see Trackside last night? They rolled interviews with all the Chase drivers instead of speaking with the guests for the full time.

How long till we see SPEED and NASCAR merge into one TV network?

Looks like SPEED is working for them right now.

PammH said...

Buescher called Weed out in the media center, according to radio.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That was just a mess.

Anonymous said...

How can Ray Dunlap not ask Kyle about the incident with Buescher and the post-race exchange between the two in the cool off lap??? Only asked him about "great side by side racing" which that last restart certainly was NOT. Epic Fail.

Vicky D said...

Maybe it's because David Starr is our favorite but Speed never replayed it to see what happened because of Speed's lovefest with Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick. Just a terrible telecast.

earlthepearl said...

Mikie not quite up to his usual
low standards - There was in fact
some dead air -- when we could
HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE ENGTNES ..
with no blabber - no jabber no
anything. We thank the Lord let us
pray. Amen

Martin Vincent said...

@JD - Haven't watched Trackside in a while, sounds like I didn't miss much last night.

Gymmie said...

agree Vicky I was disappointed that nothing was said about whatever happened with David :(. They showed it went back to Kylie and Kevin and acted like nothing happened and went back to Kylie/Kevin and on to others "discussing the race" with their Pick 'em Ups after the race. Even if there was no harm no foul let us know!

Anonymous said...

Some viewers remind me of a bunch of kids in the back seat whining "are we there yet?" Seriously, the truck race featured two pros racing side by side for over a hundred laps without touching each other. And the fans complain?? I agree, Ray should have asked Kyle about the last restart,but this often how the talking heads deal with these issues-ignore them! If you didn't know any better on Saturday,absolutely nothing happened last week between Kyle and Bodine. Go figure....