Sunday, February 27, 2011

Live Blogging Sprint Cup Series From Phoenix (FOX - 2:30PM ET)


The real season starts this week as the ten month grind begins at the Phoenix International Raceway. FOX starts with a thirty minute pre-race show, then opening ceremonies and race coverage.

Chris Myers, Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Hammond are first up. It should be interesting to see if FOX keeps the new smaller outdoor set used in Daytona. That put the trio out among the fans and gave the pre-race show a very different vibe.

Waltrip joins Mike Joy and Larry McReynolds in the TV booth for the race. Waltrip took away Joy's final lap call last week by talking over top of the TV veteran. We will see if Waltrip learned anything from the criticism he received or if he continues to be the primary voice in the booth.

Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum, Krista Voda and Dick Berggren are the pit reporters. Unlike Daytona, this group should be busy today with tires, fuel and pit strategy being the big stories. We still have to see how long the tires last on a green track scrubbed by rain overnight.

While Daytona and the lovebug style of racing demanded wideshots and special coverage, PIR will tell the tale of whether the TV director is going to continue this style or return to the classic FOX approach of single car shots and in-car cameras.

The weather looks good and the scenery from PIR is outstanding. With some good racing, PIR has the potential to erase a lot of the bad memories of the lovebug push show seen at Daytona.

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PammH said...

Gotta tell ya, hearing the broadcast call of Trevor's win makes me cringe everytime!! It's just a jumble of voices-can't understand anyone. What a shame...:(

KudzuCarl said...

A couple of comments about last week before we get started today. I love Mike Joy, but I really felt he was unprepared to call the two-by-two kind of racing. Also, I thought that Fox should have planned better for the type of race that they knew we were going to see. They should have been ready to show us, and tell us, who was paired up with whom, how long they had been working together, who was changing partners, was it working for them, who was a great pusher. Fox seemed to prepare for a "regular" Daytona race and just couldn't tell us the story of how the race was developing.

In any case, I hope to see improvement today. Hope.

robbiejr said...

Quote of the day from Kyle Petty:

"I don't know, I don't know. Hammond and Darrell's been in the way a long time."

Lou said...

Good Afternoon All,

Thanks to JD, and all the comments from last week. I am going to watch the pregame show on fox today. I only watched a few prerace shows during the 2010 season. Currently watching raceday on speed.

Enjoy the race.

lou

AncientRacer said...

@Robbiejr.

Are you sure that was Kyle? It sounds like Donald Rumsfeld.

My code word this time is "fultemo" and that sounds like a Beethoven Opera. Code words and me are on a roll today

Zetona said...

Oh dear. The racing from Phoenix has been dreadful in recent years. Difficult to pass, and producing very few incidents and cautions. The perfect way to follow up a wonderful Daytona 500. Unless the race is really a lot better than what we've seen at Phoenix since the advent of the COT, FOX is going to have very little to screw up no matter what they do.

Sally said...

I happened to catch Kenny Wallace telling the fans that giving Shrubs 'total wins' as coming close to R Petty's is legitimate, not sucking up to Nascar and Kyle. He said tha't how Nascar does it now. If that's the case, why don't they give the totals for every driver for every race they've ever won in Nascar's top 3 series? does he really think we are stupid enough to believe that?

slander said...

"Difficult to pass, and producing very few incidents and cautions."

Well, I enjoy racing for the racing, not for the wrecking...

GinaV24 said...

LOL, if Kyle really said that, it is too funny.

I'm still not going to watch the prerace stuff -- subjecting myself to RaceDay and Kenny Wallace's lack of 2 brain cells to rub together is just more than I can stand.

One comment about the Wooden Indian topic that JD wrote about yesterday - I just read an article that Moody wrote about the same thing. I was quite surprised to read that he echoes the commentary we all made about the coverage of the Nationwide regulars.

terri said...

Slander, I think what Zetona was saying was that, if you're looking for an exciting race with all sorts of passing, etc., you're in for a disappointment.

I myself may have to take a snooze during this race myself.

It will be interesting to see how FOX can screw this one up. I'm sure they'll figure it out, though.

Zetona said...

@Slander

Well, if there's no racing on the track, the excitement generally comes from cautions. Phoenix has had neither since the COT.

Charlie said...

I believe Nascar is trying to get new young viewers to watch and be part of Nascar racing. From the attendance and Tv ratings I don’t think they are succeeding. What Nascar is accomplishing is turning away even your hardcore fan.
I have been watching Nascar since the 80’s and I will be watching Golf today and recording the race. Nascar is no longer about drivers and cars and pit stops, it is about filling 3 hours of tight camera shots, commercials and promoting what is written in front of them. You will rarely hear about a driver that started 25th and ends up 9th if he or she is not in the script. Nascar has forgotten then each fan has a driver they root for. Go to a race sometime and look at the race fans and what they wear. They don’t all wear the same colors for a certain driver. As the race is going on you don’t see fans taking off their driver’s hat, etc because that driver is not in the lead. Nascar is suppose to be a group sports with 43 different drivers to cheer for, not just the drivers Nascar decides to script for a certain race. I as a fan watch and cheer for a certain driver but if that driver is not in the script you will never hear about him or her.
Enjoy the race today and I hope your driver was picked in the meeting before the race to be talked about.

Don said...

I feel that they are going to ruin Phoenix with the remodel, so I'm going to enjoy this last race.

Another reason I'll enjoy it is because I'm getting my audio from MRN instead of Fox. I really like Mike Joy, but I'm tired of the way that the network calls the race.

robbiejr said...

Yep, Kyle really said that, after Kenna suggested the FOX pre-race set might be in the way in the middle of pit road when the race starts. I quoted Kyle word for word.

Don said...

Start time was 2:30. All the broadcasters had time for a pre-race show. What are we waiting for?

It's 76 degrees out, I interrupted my work to come in and watch the race. Guess I should have waited until the last ten laps when all the racing is actually done anyway.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Green flag 3:14 PM ET.

AncientRacer said...

Worlds worth of differnce in pic between fox regular and fox hd. I will not pay for hd cable but they have to give over air on cable in hd. They hide it, but I am a clever kitty and I find it.

Seems as though fox is trying to force folks to hd. I guess we will know when the crawl sarts today. I have noticed it is darn near unreadable in std cable/broadcast

bevo said...

I'll turn it on at green flag. Gave RaceDay a chance for the season only to be accosted by a Kenny Wallace bellowing lecture. That's it for the rest of the season even though I like Kyle Petty.

Don said...

Alright, I'm going back outside. I'll check back in at 17:00.

racingfool said...

We, including me, may not be looking at the latest "silver lining" in the NASCAR Broadcasts Cloud.
The "Silver" or really "gold" change is what FOX has done is taking the Hollywood Hotel announcers down onto the ground where the action is.
The best part is they have shortened the Pre-race boredom so we don't have to listen to bla bla bla and a bunch old comedy routines prior to the race. Like the dumb question skit with the Hotel Bell used in it.
Plus, what happened to Hammond's Cut Away Toy Box?
Is it gone for good?
Good, we get enough useless information each week from Tim Brewer like the brilliant brake segment he astounded us with last night.
We all now understand what a lug nut does and what a seat belt does so thanks for moving the announcers onto the track and moving the cameras focused on race action on the track. That is why we watch!

PammH said...

dumbazz Myers is back this week..:(

Justin said...

Love the pre-race set out on pit road; it not only adds atmosphere but I think some vitatlity to the show. The baseball segment with Michael Waltrip was quite pointless and uninteresting honestly. I enjoy Gas N Go and think it could be extended longer to cover more topics. Rev'd Up could become an interesting segment, but it's debut was certainly not spectacular.

KoHoSo said...

On the commercial front, I just want to say that I am now officially 100% tired of Micheal Waltrip's butt.

Lisa Hogan said...

Wishing everyone a great race! :)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Not happy that this version of Chris Myers is back.

It ruins the pre-race show when he pretends to be an idiot.

Not a good start.

brad said...

Well we are 2 for 2 on Cup Anthems this year. Hope they keep that going!

Daly Planet Editor said...

KoHoSo,

MW said on Twitter just the other day that he hoped they would stop running that spot.

Debby said...

"perfect" anthem! Sign her up for the rest of the season.

Branden said...

ready to go racing, same problems this week with nascar pitcommand still no mrn radio working

glenc1 said...

amazing how different the tone is with Chris Myers, guess David Hill told him to goof it up more. Shame.

Emmy did a great job. How hard it is to pick someone like her that you know can sing? Hope the other tracks keep this up.

Sally said...

It can't be our resident troll without obnozious comments making reference to obscenities or intimate body parts...you know, high school locker room talk.

larry said...

I'm going to watch a few minutes, then probably follow on the blog.

OSBORNK said...

I made the mistake of having the Tv on the pre-show and I alaready have Waltrip overload. Having Baby Waltrip with a baseball team must be Fox's way of making racing a stick and ball sport in their mind. Old Waltrip and his "the Daytona race was the best ever and don't change anything" while staring in the camera almost made me sick.

slander said...

@KoHoSo:

His actual butt, or is that a euphemism for his brother?

If it's the latter, then I can agree with that even more than the former.

Sally said...

Everyone is welcome to comment on the coverage here...but beware....we are brutally honest.

AncientRacer said...

@KoHoSo & JD

If Mikey said that why did he tape that? I know, $, but he knew his butt would be run ad nauseum. Sooo his objection seems hollow

Daly Planet Editor said...

Out on the roof. Hmm....shades of the old ESPN deal.

tommy1946 said...

MRN radio wecoradio.com/home/index.php has streaming but is delayed a good 30 seconds or so.

racingfool said...

JD and Pamm H.
I think the world of Chris.
He was so "on" last week.
He is a smart and great announce person. But---
The Q and A segment is still there and I am corrected on that point.
I do agree in part with your comments about Chris.
He is much better playing the straight man.
The goofy act needs to be anywhere but the opening of a NASCAR race.
They already have plenty of natural talent to play the goof sitting right there for the World to see.
It boils down to Hammond trying to be intelligent and speak without a drawl and Chris being the second Banana. They need to reverse the casting order to be more suited for the "real" person.
Jeff can do the goof without even breaking a sweat and causing his tan spray to run.

Justin said...

How much money did Subway give to Fox today???

Daly Planet Editor said...

Being told some water seeping through in turn 1. Keep an eye on it and see if TV shows it.

Newracefan said...

Myers needs to get his brains back in his head and DW has to cut way back on the caffine. Otherwise I enjoyed it, just hope that now that we've moved on to the next race they'll back off on the Trevor Bayne stuff. He's a really nice kid and I would hate to see him become the next Casey Atwood.

racingfool said...

That was a long and dreadful 1/2 hour.

KudzuCarl said...

Interesting that the Fox opening shows the 3 winning a race when they never broadcast a race that he won.

AncientRacer said...

"Up on the Roof" Ah, The Drifters.

Jojaye said...

Hi all, gonna try and watch this today without my blood pressure going dangerously high...so I'll listen to MRN. DW sounds best muted.

Anonymous said...

Ugh. I realize all this stuff costs money, but enough with hawking stuff over and over and over. Jeez.

Hope they compensate by not going to commercials every 5 laps...but I doubt it.

Otherwise, Daly - per your twitter post, if they are going to be on pit road, why not interview some people on it besides the usual favorites?

Pre-race shows that hammer the same three stock clips/drivers do not add to my youthful enthusiasm for racing.

Justin said...

I would much rather have Mike Joy run through the whole field highlighting various drivers than attempt these poor audio in-car chats with the drivers.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Never got an update on ESPN's team radio problems yesterday.

AncientRacer said...

1st commercial: Lap 9

Takers?

Daly Planet Editor said...

So NASCAR caved and there will be a comp caution on lap 40. Tire issues.

KudzuCarl said...

Ancient -- I'll take the under.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Martinsville have the same style of pitroad?

Anonymous said...

have they played the NFL on FOX theme today? seems to be that racing day song every time i've payed attention to it

Daly Planet Editor said...

Still have not changed the lap counter background color. Man, that is tough to see.

Jojaye said...

Lap 8 for commercials here, I guess thats under lol

Sally said...

Yup. Martinsville goes around the turns.

Daly Planet Editor said...

No, we have not heard the NFL music.

racingfool said...

If there is water seeping through the track at that location, somebody will scoop it up and bottle it.
Last time I was at the track there was no water around for miles. LOL

slander said...

Kryle in the lead. Time to change Durrl's seat cushion...

Sally said...

So, if they are running single file back to 15th place, why not show us the side be side?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Man, I miss that RaceBuddy. Even the free scanners!

Anonymous said...

edwards scraped the wall, no mention on Fox.

Anonymous said...

I thought I was watching SPEED'S Victory Lane on FOX with them being outside for the pre race

AncientRacer said...

@KudzuCarl

10. Shoulda taken the over. Joe Peschi will be by to collect.

Anonymous said...

Is it really necessary to make something like 5 camera cuts in less than about a minute? C'mon. No wonder we'll see people parking shortly.

I want to see the racing FIELD, dang it!

AVguru said...

Little late to the blog but GREAT anthem by Emmy Rossum (love her in SHO's Shameless) and ballsy command by Apolo Ohno. Likely the highlights of today's telecast given past performances by FOX....

Anonymous said...

Fox missed a lead change.

GinaV24 said...

muted works best, coming back to an incar camera shot of the Subway car! What the heck is that? A full screen UPS commercial! during green flag racing.

Gee whiz and that has been 3 in car shots and one single car shot of the subway car.

Way to hold my attention early in the race

brad said...

Did we really need that UPS graphic? couldn't they just show the 6 car and let them say the 3 things??

Anonymous said...

Could we NOT have the UPS gfx be a full screen?

AVguru said...

UPS ... "We love to cover your the racing on your screen with a full screen plug." .... nice....

Justin said...

Why must the UPS Logistics of the Race cover the entire screen? There is no reason why racing cannot be shown in the background while this sponsor-plug styled as a display of information is presented.

slander said...

Back in the 90's, a guy used to get wild feeds from the track cameras and stream then. I used to put up a desktop background of that weeks race, then position the video windows to where the cameras were located and follow the action wherever it was.


Good times...

Daly Planet Editor said...

How weird was that UPS deal?

Anonymous said...

Really FOX!? A full scree UPS-ad, while the leader scrapes the wall? ridiculous...

GinaV24 said...

Well, Jeff gordon is shown as the leader on pit command. that makes me happy but it is obviously NOT correct

Daly Planet Editor said...

Gina, the transponder fell off his car!

NASCAR is getting him a new one. Should be interesting to see if they get the computer scoring right.

Newracefan said...

Boooooo UPS WTF was that

Anonymous said...

Why does larry mac not say pull those belt straps tight one more time like he used to?

Jojaye said...

So I guess Subway & UPS are sponsoring this race?

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AncientRacer said...

@GinaV24

Obviously.

I have scrupulously avoided even mentioning the name of the driver of the 24 all week after the luck I brought in bountiful bunches to him in Daytona.

Of course, we all know the truth: KYBu will win! :)

GinaV24 said...

LOL, yeah, it was nice that it fell off at the start finish line! It was nice for a while and the good thing is that NASCAR is apparently going to allow them to go back on the track and keep their position.

Sally said...
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Anonymous said...

Darryl just noticed that carl edwards had damage from hitting the wall. Um... Darryl... Edwards came over the radio and said that he hit the wall before they went to commercial!!!!!

Anonymous said...

3 Wide? I didn't see it!

Newracefan said...

3 wide and we have in car camera shot, OK now it's WTF Fox

Daly Planet Editor said...

Please don't feed the trolls. Thank you - the management.

GinaV24 said...

Ancient -- not your fault!! LOL, I always blame myself for choosing whatever hat, shirt, whatever was obviously the reason for the bad luck although it sure didn't hurt him any from 1993 to 2001!

But I thank you very much for your consideration.

KyBu is doing very well as always.

Sally said...

They talk about someone racing 3 wide, yet we can't see it on the TV? Excuse me?

brad said...

Just my opinion but it would be nice if they stayed with the overhead shot and quit cutting to so many in car shot. I know they sell the in cars but come on.

GinaV24 said...

Lots of old tires out there, too, looks like a bunch didn't pit.

GinaV24 said...

I have the scanner on with trackpass on - no way I'm listening to DW!

Ooops, there's goes Rubby!

they finally showed the 3 wide racing -- did they say that Johnson was the meat in the sandwich?

Jeff said...

Man, 28 laps in and DW has used the term "wad" 3 times already, I'm turning it off and going to garage and turn on the radio, I just cant stomach any of these guys anymore, I bet I watched less than a 1/4 of the NW race yeaterday.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Totally missed the graphic for the race off pit road. Wow.

GinaV24 said...

Brad, I would like to see the wide shot too. May go out for a run to take advantage of the sunny day before the daylight goes.

brad said...

Not the smoothest pit coverage by the Fox gang. Is everybody at the track just in a funk today??

Jojaye said...

FoxXMO?
I'd rather have XMo be wide shots, thanks
Less in car, and close ups. Less ground cams.
W-I-D-E shots please.
Thank you

James said...

Ol DW is just keepin COOL??????????????

What a terrible job of the cameras, have these folks never seen a race in person before?

Buschseries61 said...

Their focus on 1 or 2 drivers at a time helps me lose focus and grow bored in a matter of seconds. It's sad considering there looks to be a lot of racing on the track.

Roland said...

Why is their a muzzle on Larry Mac?

GinaV24 said...

stupid stupid commercials -- can I tell someone somewhere that I change channels as soon as the commercials come on?

Newracefan said...

they must have some new camera operators or something that was a mess

GinaV24 said...

Gordon's spotter said that Logano sounds like he's on 7 cylinders - did they say that on tv?

Daly Planet Editor said...

what is that MRN online station stream some of you guys use?

Buschseries61 said...

FOX is showing the race through replays again.

GinaV24 said...

I see they finally caught up with the Logano issue.

Way behind aren't they?

AncientRacer said...

Jeff is way po'd

"Whodiddat?"

The fellow needs a win. He will get one.

GinaV24 said...

Ancient -- is your boy oK? how hard did he hit the wall?

GinaV24 said...

Geez and that pizza hut fan favorite thing for the 88 car is going to burn my butt every week.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Is it just me or is Mike Joy sighing a lot?

bevo said...

Man this production looks like a small market local newscast.

Jeff said...

http://www.thundercountry.com/mediaplayer/?station=WCTH-FM&action=listenlive&channel_title=

Thats the most reliable I've found JD

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it. Jr is the pizza hut most valuable driver!! Hahahahaha!!!!!!

brad said...

well there goes one of their story lines. Feel bad for Bayne but they need to let him mature as a driver and not put too much pressure on him.

GinaV24 said...

oh boy, the Daytona 500 curse strikes again.

I am worrying about the 56 being so close to my boy -- paybacks are a you know what and I'm betting Truex hasn't forgotten about last year at Sonoma.

KudzuCarl said...

Spotter gave him the "outside" late. Bayne was already spinning.

AncientRacer said...

Q: Once gain we have been told Jr. is the fan favorite I know Jr. is "the fan favorite" but what I do not know is who are these fans that he is the favorite of?

Hardcores (us)?

or someone else.

Just askin

Anonymous said...

Mike Joy needs to hang up his microphone. He just doesn't have it anymore.

GinaV24 said...

p i t i f u l! that's how you can define this camera work!

Ancient -- re Gordon needing a win. I sure hope so! I'm tired of having to put on a happy face every week -- I want to have it be a real smile

Charlie said...

I find it interesting that FOX has done Nascar racing before. Many years of experience and this is what they believe to be the best way to show this sport.

It is not like this is their first season televising Nascar and it is a learning curve and we should give them some slack.

Jojaye said...

OK - I don't understand it - I get to hear the race, Tonys scanner gives race info, the TV is set to Fox, yet it doesn't show racing! Graphics check, commercials check, cartoons check - racing not much

Anonymous said...

Is there a blog (maybe in an alternate universe?) where all of the comments are "I love Digger!" and "I wish DW would talk more!" ?? It seems like that is the one they pay attention to... Since they don't seem to be able to hear anything said here....
Cathy

GinaV24 said...

Ancient -- a favorite of Pizza hut for sure!

Brad - I agree. Geez, let the guy have a chance and grow up. He had a special week last week, now reality bites. I think he has a lot of potential and I hope the media doesn't ruin it for him. he seems like a sane kid.

AncientRacer said...

@GinaV24

We are OK, but not like he'd like it now according to my garage source

GinaV24 said...

OK, somebody's wrecking!

brad said...

That may have been the most confusing 2 laps Mike Joy has ever called. Holy Cow!!

Buschseries61 said...

DW is making jokes nobody is laughing at. Joy is messing up everyone's name & the camera work is terrible.

GinaV24 said...

OK, I'm going to cry now.

Anonymous said...

Carl needs to get back out there and end Kyle's day. That was deliberate.

Sophia said...

I SAW ACTION happening for a wreck & FOX changes cameras...sigh. back to radio...been busy w other stuff..turned on tv after TB wreck.

Not a clue in the truck booth :-(

slander said...

Wow, their doing backflips to keep from blaming Kryle. Never any bias from the booth-monkeys...

Sophia said...

JD Thundercountry 100.3 out of FL for MRN

Jamie said...

Dale Jr. is now on the 21's Directv Hotpass Channel.

Anonymous said...

2 separate times DW said Edwards made contact with Kyle. Wrong! Kyle is the one who initiated the contact! LOL

slander said...

@Anonymous 3:55:

Try the Fox sports website. Plenty of Digger-love there...

AVguru said...

That was either a spotter miscue or Kyle just hip-checked Carl... I'm thinking his spotter told him to tuck in behind the 39...

Jojaye said...

Carl saw the video, and couldn't see what happened...
Wow thats an endorsement of Fox camera work

AncientRacer said...

Duckboy making excuses again.

GinaV24 said...

race broadcast via replay!

They are saying that maybe the 24 car is at least reasonably OK.

Probably not as good as it was before the started wrecking.

GinaV24 said...

DW -- yeah, something happened to the 18 all right, the driver turned the car hard to the left!!

Anonymous said...

Why is DW such a Kyle Busch apologist? It makes me sick.

racingfool said...

Kyle has spotter error.
Carl has finesse.

KudzuCarl said...

DW making excuses for Kyle. Kyle's mad and acting stupid. Just another NASCAR Sunday.

Oops - just about to push send and DW made another excuse for Kyle regarding turn two.

sbaker17 said...

They Wrecked-um!

AncientRacer said...

Holy moly Grey Goose took out Burton and nearly everyone except SaltsburgTrojanfan

Sally said...

Is it just me, or are these races getting ridiculous with the wrecking? I find it interesting that DW thinks something must have gone wrong with KuBu's car to broadside Carl like that. No offense, AR. ;)

slander said...

Wow. Just wow.

Sophia said...

p.s. Have tv on mute while finishing laundry

THE COLOR STINKS! HORRIBLE to read. the GLOW to drivers names stinks as does laps to Go.

For the love of GOD fix the stinking graphics.

Another wreck. BIG ONE..and IMMEDIATE comercial muted tv.

TB being interviewed on MRN right now.

Fox, i didn't think you could jump the shark more but you managed to do so.

RED FLAG?

PammH said...

they show the replay of the wreck & fly to commercial? wth???

Buschseries61 said...

What is with the Cup series this season!?!? Another wreck.

And there goes FOX. They just had to rush to commercial. Comical.

Justin said...

"We'll sort it out after this.." <-- Not a good way to cover a race

Jojaye said...

Well some one is gonna get fired! Caught the wreck live not replay. So instead of info we get commercials.

brad said...

I believe Kyle was trying to get Newman and missed but took out Carl. I think that's what Carl thinks too. Kyle may be in for a short afternoon in Vegas!!

GinaV24 said...

OK, are we going to frickin lose most of the field again! Two races in a row

AncientRacer said...

@PammH

"they show the replay of the wreck & fly to commercial? wth???"

"Impunity" I think may be the word you are looking for.

GinaV24 said...

OK, I saw the involved in the wreck graphic for 1 second -- is the 24 in it or not? I'm not hearing the radio at all!

Plus, I agree with the rest of you -- catch the wreck then go to commercial.

Clint -- you are so right -- what a mess.

KudzuCarl said...

Well, at least Digger got wrecked and we won't have to see him again today.

Sally said...

Wonder if BZF is thrilled with his new point system now?

Anonymous said...

The all new digger cam!!!!!!!!!!

AncientRacer said...

@Sophia re:graphics

It is the HD thing. It works on HD. Regular poor person stuff that we look at it does not work

GinaV24 said...

BZF may be thrilled, but as a fan, I am not happy with any of this mess at all.

It's like they all have their heads up where the sun don't shine.

racingfool said...

I don't like violence but what NASCAR needs is a brawl. Worked great in 1979.

Here is the YouTube link for those of you too young to remember.

The Infamous Fistfight - Daytona 500 1979
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXbHQtZH8dE

Sophia said...

have tv on to see what Fox is saying

This XMO is wayyyyyy lame & Waste of time. Digger back bigger than ever.

Why am I watching? cause my brother is there..like I'm gonna see him on the tv...sigh.

ARCA race :-(

between the graphics & putrid cam work..and so many wiped out. depressing.

In all fairness, I do not recognize many cars this year due to new paint schemes but guys on tv should have list, correct?

Still I like today's voices when I DO have tv volume over espns bunch.
LOVE MRN!!!!! NO aggravation over camera work..they paint better pictures in my mind than FOX/ESPN do w tvs

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else notice the interviews in the garage look VERY dark? I can't see the driver's faces. I'm watching on a standard def tv so that might have something to do with it but still...

racingfool said...

Does anybody know what happened to the cut away cars? JD do you know? After all, you are the man in the know these days.

Sophia said...

Well there is only ONE way JD will allow me to post the rest of this race (and not censor me)

Bourbon.

It's early but what the heck. I'don't have throat to yell at tv, no gun for Elvis the tv moment (My housemate's tv is too nice anyway at 52 inches)

But this is just pitiful, pitiful, pitiful as Granny Clampett used to say.

Off to meet Evan Williams in the Kitchen.

terri said...

I have a question...if a team DOES run out of tires (Chad Knaus saying they're going to be out of tires before halfway!) will they be able to get tires from a teammate or another team?

slander said...

Great... the one time I pick Horsey-Face in my fantasy lineup, and he gets taken out...

Buschseries61 said...

Joy is all over the place today.

PammH said...

welp, can't wait to see what Cuz Carl has in store for Shrub.

AncientRacer said...

Sally asked:
"Wonder if BZF is thrilled with his new point system now?"

Answer: Yes, and he believes the Chase is wildly popular.

Next question?

GinaV24 said...

the 24's radio must be out. All I'm hearing is a clicking noise. I'm told he wasn't in this last wreck - thank goodness. Bad enough that he was in the first one because people are driving like a bunch of morons.

matt the brat may think he left plenty of room, but he sure was sliding up the track into the 83. Maybe not on purpose like Vickers thought, but still definitely not a lot of room

GinaV24 said...

Maybe they will get rid of the commercial load during this red flag - it's been 5 minutes at least

larry said...

@Sally...I don't think BZF really cares. With today's TV coverage and the new points system, I don't think I care any more.

I have been a fan since 1959, but my fanaticism has been significantly reduced since the "top-35 rule". That is really what started the decline of the sport.

Anonymous said...

Where r the updates on the drivers that wrecked? Instead more commercials and pushing next weeks race! DISGUSTING!!!

larry said...

@Sally...I don't think BZF really cares. With today's TV coverage and the new points system, I don't think I care any more.

I have been a fan since 1959, but my fanaticism has been significantly reduced since the "top-35 rule". That is really what started the decline of the sport.

Anonymous said...

Did Mike Joy say that Carl Edwards will receive one point for his win??? What win? I even backed it up and listed to it three times.

racingfool said...

Sally,
I knew Brian France's dad Bill Jr.
If he was still with us he would be so mad at what is happening in the Sport he would probably threaten to shut it down.
He would most certainly do whatever it took to fix it and whatever he could do would work.
He passed in 2007.
If you noticed it's been going down hill since then.
Amazing man.

brad said...

You know I really thought that I could never be more confused about what is going on at the track after last years coverage. Boy was I wrong!! The Fox crew used to be the best in the business but in my opinion they are off their game and not anywhere close to what they used to be.

Buschseries61 said...

Did they pit? What is going on?

Anonymous said...

Wayne said,Fox just did a Vegas promo and used the UNFORTUNATE Boogity thing with DW screaming, What make them think we like that sort of thing.They are obviously not paying attention to us viewers.

Anonymous said...

Sprint... Digger...pizza hut... Evo 4G...FOX how I hate u!

larry said...

I am about ready to turn off the TV and watch Foxtrax for current race positions.

Jojaye said...

I think Joy meant winning the pole? I hope

GinaV24 said...

Anon 4:23 -- yes, he did say that. I didn't understand it either since as far as I know, Edwards didn't win Daytona.

AncientRacer said...

See GinaV24: who dat at d front?

GinaV24 said...

OK, now the 24 really does have the lead!

If NASCAR.com would only fix whatever is wrong with his radio, I'd be really happy. I switched to the MRN feed on trackpass since clicking on the 24 radio didn't help me any.

Sally said...

@racing fool...The biggest difference was that the 2 Bills loved racing. BZF loves money. Huge difference.

GinaV24 said...

I know, Ancient -- I'm so excited. if this was only the last lap of the race I'd been even happier!

Sophia said...

had tv on for minute.

WHEREs the annoying/confusing NFL music? Don't want to listen to that all year for baseball either..

Anonymous said...

I love how during the first wreck, that completely ignored whatever damage 24 picked up, now that's he's leading, it's like they completely forgot he was involved in a wreck I'd like a follow-up of how he managed to get lucky in that first wreck and still have a competitive car, from the replay, I thought he'd be going behind the wall.

FOx is really dropping the ball today

Jojaye said...

After the long commercial fest we just endured - more commercials?!?
Really

Sophia said...

JGordon problem..debris on the grill, got it off w car in front so avoided pit stop

Per MRN!! :) yay

slander said...

"Larry Mac - phone call for you from Tim Brewer"

"Hey Tim. What's that? Remind the viewers that sticker tires mean new tires? Will do..."

Jojaye said...

MRN says 24 has debris on grill gonna try and get it off under green

AncientRacer said...

@Joyjaye

"After the long commercial fest we just endured - more commercials?!?
Really"

Yep. Rupert is broke. Hard times for Rupert

Jojaye said...

Sorry took me to long to post

GinaV24 said...

Gordon's radio still not audible via trackpass! I even rebooted. Sometimes I hate nascar.com

Anon -- I agree, Fox completely ignored the 24 car when they were working on it after the wreck. Apparently the car hit 'square' against the wall so they were able to just clear the fenders and put new tires on it. how well it will drive for the rest of the race, who knows? But at least he's not behind the wall!

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