Friday, November 12, 2010

Live Blogging Camping World Trucks From Phoenix (SPEED - 7:30PM ET)


Only two to go for the trucks and Phoenix is the place for SPEED's Friday night coverage. It's the regular gang ready to go.

Krista Voda hosts The Setup pre-race show with Ray Dunlap and Adam Alexander as the reporters. Rick Allen is next to call the race with Michael Waltrip and Phil Parsons.

Once again this weekend, TV viewers will be able to compare the production style of SPEED with ESPN as both networks produce races from the same tracks. There is a very significant difference in styles and that has been a hot topic of discussion over the past several weeks.

PIR works well for the trucks with the unique track producing great racing. The coverage will once again be basic and focused on the racing. No infield set, only five race announcers and no cut-a-way truck.

This production team had been bringing quality NASCAR telecasts to fans for many years now on SPEED. With only two races to go, look for PIR to be an outstanding telecast.

This post will serve to host your comments on the truck series race from Phoenix on SPEED. To add your TV-related comment, just click on the comments button below. This is a family-friendly website, please keep that in mind when posting. Thanks for joining us on this Friday night.

119 comments:

Daly Planet Editor said...

Here we go! Next to last time for the trucks in 2010!

bevo said...

Don't forget-TruckBuddy

Daly Planet Editor said...

Heck yes! Turner is really sticking it to ESPN. It's hilarious.

Gymmie said...

Happy Pick 'em Ups Racin' Planeteers <3

Looking forward to seeing how Caitlin does :) Seems like a nice young lady :)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wish ESPN has promo'ed this race.

Vicky D said...

JD, just want to ask, where's that picture of that crazy cactus that you have had on here a couple of times?

Daly Planet Editor said...

What was the pic? You know after years in TV, my short term memory is shot!

bevo said...

Man I wish this crew with this exact format would do Cup races.

BTW JD I'm having trouble posting - keep getting 503s

Daly Planet Editor said...

I found it Vicky, check the pic post in a sec.

Daly Planet Editor said...

OK, it's up Vicky and thanks for reminding me.

Sally said...

I swear, if this tuns into yet another Kyle Busch runaway, I'm going to watch 'What Not to Wear'!

bevo said...

Never trust a man who has cats

Lisa Hogan said...

Thanks for the laugh, Sally :)

Wishing everyone a good race!

Vicky D said...

JD, you've made my day! thanks a lot! Hope everyone else enjoys it!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wow, those pictures at Truck Buddy on NASCAR.com are spectacular.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I live to serve! OK, it's really just Catholic guilt!

Buschseries61 said...

Excellent pre-race!

Vicky D said...

Racebuddy even had a shot of the cactus too!

GinaV24 said...

Hi everyone, time for the trucks! Yay.

thanks for the reminder about truckbuddy!

GinaV24 said...

ack, remind me how to sync it with the TV?

Gymmie said...

Yes sir! Love Pick 'em Ups Buddy <3

GinaV24 said...

LOL, Sally, me, too!

Vicky D said...

anthem singer was flat

Sally said...

If the three of us suddenly disappear, they will know where to find us...in the 360 degree mirror!!!

Buschseries61 said...

Possible S&P Outlook:

89 Lafferty
01 Weber (team running low on cash)
93 Seig

2011 looks very promising for the trucks

Sally said...

Excuse me, but is that a basketball game on race buddy?

GinaV24 said...

Boy, no kidding about the pictures. I'd forgotten how nice having racebuddy is for a race

GinaV24 said...

So, what trucks are the females in? I want to know who I should be rooting for?

GinaV24 said...

Sally, I take my glasses off these days when I have to look in the mirror. I think God screws up the eyesight as I get older so thinks are all "soft focus". So, no 360 mirror for me.

Buschseries61 said...

Gina -

In today's race there is #10 Jennifer Jo Cobb and #72 Caitlin Shaw

Charlie said...

Did they tell us or does anyone know what the drivers are on Racebuddy.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That NBA feed on Truck Buddy was hilarious.

Charlie said...

Did you notice when they were showing the basketball feed the Speed truck race telecast was on the monitors above center court.

GinaV24 said...

thanks very much, Buschseries61

GinaV24 said...

hey we got a NJ person in the 9 truck! someone else I can watch for progress tonight.

Mikey has Caitlin? OH I see, he works for his co. Do we tell her her chances are doomed?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Todd Bodine and Matt Crafton.

Charlie said...

Thanks JD

diane said...

@GinaV as far as rooting for the girls, does it count if Kyle whines like a little girl?

GinaV24 said...

LOL, Diane, no I don't think I'm going to count that. The real girls don't usually whine as much as he does.

Sally said...

Diane, I think he whinew MORE than a little girl.

GinaV24 said...

ouch!

GinaV24 said...

Not watcing raceday commercials either. click over to what not to wear. I love remote control

Charlie said...

Thanks Dodge RAM for helping to bring us Truck RaceBuddy.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Man, this is fun to watch.

GinaV24 said...

well, Jennifer got the lucky dog. Not an great start if she was already lapped this early

GinaV24 said...

Charlie, I'll agree with that. Love this application.

GinaV24 said...

Speed is doing a good job of showing the racing and it seems that truckbuddy is a mirror image.

Nice job so far.

bevo said...

Isn't it a relief to not be annoyed by the coverage and actually enjoy the event?

Thank you SPEED and TruckBuddy!

Buschseries61 said...

A few tight shots so far, but the rest of the broadcast has been nice and wide.

GinaV24 said...

LOL, Mikey talking about the way KyBu communicates. Didn't he get fined for that?

Vicky D said...

I wish they would stop talking about KyBusch.

Daly Planet Editor said...

MW is all over the place tonight. Rick has to learn to take back control when MW starts to wander!

Buschseries61 said...

It would be nice to get an update on the #4

Sally said...

Also amazing that, when I'm allowed to actually follow the action on the track as it happens, I find the announcers much less annying than usual. Must be that I don't have to depend on them to figure out what's happening? Just sayin.

GinaV24 said...

Mikey had his 5 hr energy dose for sure.

Hey did you guys read that Blaney had an accident on the way home from the Tx race? Apparently hit a deer and destroyed the car. He's OK, so that's good.

The deer are a menace in Tx as well as NJ

RWar24 said...

The pictures have been great, but the booth seems to be a bit off. MW will do that I guess.. But Phil talking about Bodine not being able to see Caitlyn because the other truck was passing was waaaay off base. Need to regroup boys..

GinaV24 said...

Sally & Bevo, yes, being able to actually see the racing action makes the announcing only a part of it, not another distraction.

Of course they are in commercial and Ithought it looked on TB like there was a caution. Am I wrong?

bevo said...

Yep, MW in a bit of his manic mode. Still think they do a better job when it's a two man booth.

GinaV24 said...

and back to commercial - sigh. I'm back to clinton & stacy til they come back

GinaV24 said...

I'd suggest using some of the 200 mph duct tape to quiet MW down once in a while. MW in the booth is the reason i don't usually watch the trucks

Anonymous said...

@ Gina V - Whereabouts in NJ are you? I am Central (Midd Cty). I see Hessert is from Cherry Hill. I (sort of) remember him from IMSA - years ago.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Something a bit off in the old TV booth tonight.

bevo said...

@Gina- MW has been better most of this season on the Trucks. Unfortunately I can't say the same for him on the Showtime program. I finally took it off my season pass list on Tivo a couple of months ago. It became the Mikey Show.

Buschseries61 said...

Michael Waltrip has RW disease. "Me, myself and I."

Too bad it took the #4 to wreck to finally get noticed.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Got to love those frisky rakers.

bevo said...

That's a, how should I put it delicately, unfortunate choice of clothing for that young lady singing in the AAron's commercial.

Followed by the horny rakers!

GinaV24 said...

Anon - I'm in South Jersey. You're quite a ways North of me in Midd co. Lessert's from Cherry Hill, huh? That's very cool.

Busch61 -- RW disease indeed. Either that or like Toby Keith - I want to talk about ME!

I wondered how long it would take before IN became the mikey show.

Buschseries61 said...

NASCAR offical + fire = FAIL

Buschseries61 said...

If the #2 and #18 wrecked each other, it wouldn't be such a bad thing

Sally said...

Mikey cans really go full tilt on his Kyle lovefest now. Oh joy.

bevo said...

TruckBuddy runs much smoother on Windows 7 than it did on Vista for me. Flawless so far and the ambient sound is great.

GinaV24 said...

Buschseries61 -- you aren't a fan of KyBu's? Are we all united on here tonight?

Daly Planet Editor said...

bevo, fans are saying Truck Buddy on headphones is pretty awesome.

Buschseries61 said...

And every broadcast must turn into a runthrough of Kyle's wonderful accomplishments. It gets irritating after a while

bevo said...

Come on SPEED the 18 and 2 aren't the only ones on the track. Show some other battles out there.

GinaV24 said...

Yep, I am afraid that I'm going to have to mute Mikey since no one else has a muzzle.

Buschseries61 said...

@ Gina - lol! We are on the same page. I've tried to like Kyle, but his juvenile attitude turns me off.

Anonymous said...

The Chevy commercials with Patrick Warburton need to stop now. Not funny in the least.

GinaV24 said...

oh shoot, there goes Caitlin

bevo said...

@JD- I still have tv audio up but I picked up a Logitech speaker when I got my new laptop. It clips on top of the screen for 360 degree sound. only $60.

GinaV24 said...

Buschseries61, that's been my main complaint with him too. I can see that he's an aggressive wheel man, but he can't seem to tell the difference between bold and obnoxious.

Anonymous said...

JD...that ad annoys me to no end. One minute you're raking leaves, then suddenly you want to do the wild thing...

really.

bryanh said...

JD, do you know if MW is going to be back on Speed for the 2011 truck races?

Anonymous said...

and you know winter's coming when they drag out last year's Olympic cold medicine ads....

GinaV24 said...

Did it make anyone laugh that they used the old alka seltzer plop plop fizz fizz jingle?

I try never to watch any of the "horny ______" ads. they skeve me out.

Daly Planet Editor said...

bryan,

We usually get the scoop on all the changes in the week after Homestead.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Someone had to say in a meeting: So, we have these two bathtubs outdoors....

GinaV24 said...

JD, LOL, yeah, I have THAT in my backyard.

Sally said...

And then you have to wonder about the company exec that thought it was a great idea....

bryanh said...

Thanks JD

GinaV24 said...

bryanh - we can only hope the MW won't be back next year, but I have no doubt that he will. Unfortunately.

Buschseries61 said...

Gotta love Ray Dunlap. Real inside info and actual reporting

GinaV24 said...

shut up, Phil. They need to either play the scanner traffic or let the booth talk. Not both at the same time.

RWar24 said...

You know MW.. He'll jump on any chance he gets to be on TV and plug his sponsors.

Anonymous said...

and while we're on the subject of ads....

Honestly, I feel bad for the victims, but the ambulance chasers with the mesothelioma and the accutane and the Yaz...how many victims could justify the cost of all these ads?

bevo said...

During commercials I flipped over to the Active channel on DirecTV. The race isn't in the top 5 in sports for DirecTV viewers right now. Sad. They really need to promote the Trucks more.

GinaV24 said...

It is a shame that the trucks don't get promoted more, but that's NASCAR's fault and actually Speed's too since they chose to put programming on that made people turn off the channel. Maybe with Wheeler in charge, things will change enough and the race fans will come back.

It's been pretty good coverage

Mikey shut up said...

Mikey hello now shut the hell up
for once ok shut up you all shut
up one time.
go work at rent a something go
away shut up go away now and shut up No respect no anything..just
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the nite...u make me want to
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Daly Planet Editor said...

He's on a roll tonight! Parsons can't see the replays and Mikey won't give it a break!

Thank God for Rick Allen and great production.

Buschseries61 said...

I hope ESPN has noticed how SPEED handled the championship. The race remained the focus, the booth held off championship chatter until 10 to go.

GinaV24 said...

sorry I just had to hit the mute key. Mikey's useless yakking has pushed my button.

I see Hessert is out, so much for the NJ racer. I'm not doing well tonight with people I wanted to cheer for, but as long as the 18 doesn't win, I'll be somewhat happy.

GinaV24 said...

Buschseries61, yes, that is the way that ESPN should present the races. Concentrate on the race and let the championship fall where it does.

if not for Mikey madness, that would have been a great telecast, but he just kills it for me.

Nice job with the camera work and I really liked truckbuddy.

bevo said...

The problem with MW is he just keeps on talking for a full lap or two. State your point quickly and let RA do his job.

GinaV24 said...

so it's nationwide tommorrow - will it be musical channels for ESPN because of college football?

Buschseries61 said...

Congratulations to Todd Bodine and the #30 crew on their championship!

GinaV24 said...

bevo, I swear he could be a long distance swimmer since he never needs to pause for breath

GinaV24 said...

Yes, it was a good job for Todd and his team!

bevo said...

Seeing The Onion getting his trophy on TruckBuddy

Anonymous said...

JD It's seriously time for you to shut up. You don't like anyone.I'm just so thankful to have these broadcast on TV and all you want to do is tear every person involved up for sport. Get a Life!!

GinaV24 said...

Night, Planeteers, see you tomorrow

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon....and yet you keep stopping by. How are things on the West Coast?

GinaV24 said...

Anon, what set you off? JD hasn't been critical of anyone. WE, the fans, are.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Bye G!

bevo said...

Nice of Pistol Pete to stop by and offer his thoughts on you there JD :-)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Close! LOL!

Daly Planet Editor said...

OK folks, see you all tomorrow for the Nationwide Series race!

Goodnight!

JD

bevo said...

Great production as usual by SPEED with the one obvious exception. Still say they're best with a two man booth.

Thanks again JD for hosting us. Don't know if I'll make the Nationwide race. TCU has their final home game tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Gina, you are right...cover the race, cover the championship. Shouldn't be that hard. Aric handled that very well for a young guy.

Anonymous said...

Man, i recorded the truck race andwas about to start watching it, then I hear MW's voice. I just deleted it. When will they learn that MW is just as bad as DW. I will NOT watch anything that they are on the broadcast team of, and sadly, that does include the first half of the Cup season including the Daytona 500. Last year i started a new tradition, snowmobiling in the mountains of WY the weekend of the 500. Lot of snow, no DW. The reservations are in place for this year too.

If it has a Waltrip I wont watch it, te Wallace arent far behind.. Kenny has me not watching the Sunday morning pre race show now.