Friday, February 25, 2011

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


Here comes SPEED with another chance to show ESPN and FOX how to produce compelling live NASCAR TV coverage.

Krista Voda starts off the telecast with The Setup pre-race show. Simple, effective and focused describes the way Voda delivers her information. Fans have come to know her and enjoy her Midwestern style for years now on SPEED.

Rick Allen, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip will call the race with Hermie Sadler and Ray Dunlap on pit road. This is the team that fans will be seeing all season long on SPEED. Waltrip rejoins the telecast after racing at Daytona in the truck series race and winning.

It should be interesting to see how Waltrip deals with the issue of his spoiler breaking on the final lap and the controversy that has dogged him since that time. NASCAR has already fined and penalized his crew chief and truck series owner, so Waltrip may simply choose to remain mum.

PIR works well for the trucks and it should be interesting to see if any teams towed all the way to Arizona only to start and park. Keep an eye on the ticker in case Allen decides not to include that info on the telecast.

SPEED left the air after qualifying without posting the rundown of the full field. It was a very strange error for a veteran TV crew. Perhaps this telecast will include some explanation of why this happened.

This post will serve to host your comments about the SPEED coverage of the Camping World Truck Series race from PIR. 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 taking the time to stop by The Daly Planet.

67 comments:

AncientRacer said...

Goody! I am all in for Johanna Long since she's a homie.

Yes, GinaV24 that is not KyBu. I think he will win, but I want her to do well. It is not inconsistency, it is loyalty of a sort. My sort.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Hey folks! Probably going to be a small crowd tonight. We will just have to be more enthusiastic!

I know, two Waltrips in the picture!

spider said...

Wow, I must be old. JD. I still cannot find the link to Truck Buddy. Are you sure it is on tonight?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Right hand side of the main page of NASCAR.com

Scroll down until you see the link.

PammH said...

Gonna have to listen on the radio..Waltrips ~shudder~ Gonna go try to find TB!

Anonymous said...
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Daly Planet Editor said...

Don't look for TB until 8PM or so.

spider said...

Wow, maybe they have not signed on yet cause none of the links at the Truck Buddy page are active.
Got me?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice job by Ray and Hermie introducing those young drivers. That makes good TV!

Daly Planet Editor said...

OK, they are not going to be active until 8PM ET.....

Lisa Hogan said...

Hello to everybody!

JD, I've been reading....just not commenting much.

After last season's double dose of ESPN on the weekend, I made the decision to watch all three series delayed through the DVR. Much less frustration.

Wishing all a great race!

spider said...

Thanks JD. I am glad I found you. Nice articles. been reading while i waiting.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Spider, settle in....we have four years of archives!

AncientRacer said...

OMG 4 years of archives. Does that mean I may have comments I might be called upon to defend?

Talk about Inconvenient Truth

Daly Planet Editor said...

Absolutely! Hothead you!

diane said...

Yeah for Krista and rattlesnake hill! I'm rooting for the Brazilians, for Johanna and Rickie C.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Love to see Johanna have a good result for the series and exposure for female drivers. Real drivers.

spider said...

JD, got it now. Saw the tweet. Thanks for the help.
It's like NASCAR dot com hid it for the fear of someone finding it until now. Are they worried about TV viewers not watching TV? or what?

Daly Planet Editor said...

They got issues.

99NasFan said...

That Nascar.bomb site hasn't been right since linedrives20 left.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Just have to decide what it is and then just do it.

Anonymous said...

Are there any more Waltrips that could be invited to join this team?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Still waiting on TruckBuddy.

spider said...

8:03 PM and still nothing streaming.

Charlie said...

Truck buddy came on late last week to, if I remember right.

Anonymous said...

martina mcbride he ain't
holy crap

spider said...

Yep well maybe they will come on before the race starts. So professional.

PammH said...

soooo-when is TB gonna start here?

AncientRacer said...

@PamH

I would say Manana, but == oh, that would be correct! it is Phoenix!

spider said...

Still no Truck Buddy. I knew I was not so crazy when I could not find it earlier.

Gymmie said...

Happy Pick 'em Ups Racin' Planeteers <3

I don't want to complain but RaceBuddy has spoiled me. Loved being able to tune in during the pre-race & catching some of the activities & interviews that Jim would do. Now we have to wait for them to decide it's time to push the Go button :(

Daly Planet Editor said...

That's the link, they just have not put it online or have a problem.

Anonymous said...

There are too few trucks on my tv screen for me to believe SPEED intends for me to understand what is happening in this race. That leads me to believe that once the commercial time has been sold for this broadcast their job is done.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Better late than never for RaceBuddy. Up and running now, just a little late.

Charlie said...

I still do not understand why tight shots are used. How do they show the racing better.

PammH said...

views much better on TB...sad, because Speed host the bestest races. Doesn't say much for Fox & BSPN. :(

AncientRacer said...

@Charlie

The answer is put JD om yjr {roduver's chair, put me on pre-vis.

AncientRacer said...

@Charlie

The answer is put JD om yjr {roduver's chair, put me on pre-vis.

Let me restate that please I had a cat on keyboard problem. The answer is put JD in the Producer's chair and me on pre-vis.

Sorry, all. Just cats.

Daly Planet Editor said...

The old cat excuse!

Vicky D said...

I thought the anthem tonight was one of the better ones I've heard.

Gymmie said...

Yes I enjoyed the anthem too Vicky :)

Yes that's why I hate to complain JD. Glad they're making available but better late than never :)

Daly Planet Editor said...

The NASCAR folks on Twitter helped us out a bit.

Sally said...

I always wonder if Mikey is being paid by the word, as fast as he talks and can hardly take time to breathe.

Daly Planet Editor said...

MW is on a roll tonight.

Gymmie said...

We like the nice folks on the NASCAR twitter :)

Anonymous said...

MW is far less annoying than his brother.

Daly Planet Editor said...

It only takes a minute to get a blue nick and then we know who is posting!

AncientRacer said...

Cats solved.

The good thing about KyBu leading (which is as it should be) is that we are seeing back in the pack racing.

Anonymous said...

Why do they always say "on the racetrack..." where else are they racing? The moon?

Debra Lawson said...

OK, this is just weird. Don't have access to Speed on cable. So logged on to nascar.com Racebuddy for the truck race. Great, thanks. But nascar.com doesn't have anything to offer other than 4 camera views, no sound, other than the car noise , no leaderboard, no nothing.

It's just doesn't make any sense.

Pitiful NASCAR, just pitiful.

Charlie said...

Tight shots under green. Nice wide shots to show replay.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Deb, RaceBuddy is meant to be used as a companion to watching on TV. It is not streaming of the race telecast. SPEED paid for that to be on their network.

Sorry you can't get SPEED tonight!

Kate said...

Wish Truckbuddy had a help link... have sound only, no picture, and have no clue what plug-in I'm missing.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Kate, it does not work with iPads or some Macs. Told is supports Chrome, Firefox and IE as well.

Older flash technology that Apple does not like!

Daly Planet Editor said...

oops..."it supports"

AncientRacer said...

This is a good race, folks. A real good race. But I do not think that laps under yellow should count in a race this short.

Kate said...

Macbook Pro, running OS 10.6.6, using Firefox... no radio on the Raceview I paid for either! I'll try Chrome.

Debra Lawson said...

I logged onto nascar.com to find any info available about the Truck race. They have a link to RaceBuddy. Great. But there is no real time info there. Nothing. That is not cool. Don't care who paid who for what. If Nascar boasts that they have coverage of the Trucks, they should have coverage of the Trucks, nothing less.

AncientRacer said...

JD

oops..."it supports"

Cats?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Well, same old same old and that is not very good for the truck series. Those guys stinking up the show is not what we need to see new and younger drivers.

Oh well, on to the Nationwide Series tomorrow!

See you then.

JD

Daly Planet Editor said...

Deb, all three series are on TV. None are online live. Sorry you had a tough night.

AncientRacer said...

KyBu wins!!!!

Johanna in 20!!!

Good night. Good Race. Good coverage (even Mikey, who seemed calmer than usual). Marty over the top sometimes when it was not necessary, but I enjoyed it.

Nite all! See you tomorrow.

Sophia said...

I didn't watch much, good thing, just to see Ky B. win. had tv on & saw lots of wrecks but not in the mood to pay attention tonight.

THAT SAID, SPEED MUST do something about the VOLUME CONTROL. Very loud commercials at times, then voices low, the voice over lady on SPEED CENTER is loud.

And crowd signs/movement still an issue on TRACKSIDE...sigh.

Sorry to digress JD but man, SPEED does not get the issues.

Prefer IN studio shows over annoying fans distracting the camera stuff.

Buschseries61 said...

(rant on)
It's races like tonight that make me baffled by supporters of double & triple dipping in one weekend. Shrub & Bowyer were untouchable and added nothing to the race. They did not bring extra fans into the grandstands. They filled spots that could have belonged to drivers like James Buescher & Taylor Malsam. They took away the spotlight and money a full season Truck series driver/team could have used by winning the race. Just look at the wonders it has done to the Nationwide series - just 40 cars showed up this weekend. We saw how a fresh face winning the Daytona 500 enlightened the sport. Why can't we have fresh faces winning in the lower series without Cuppers 'having fun'.
(rant off)

Solid job by the Speed team tonight. Rick Allen was able to call the finish without interuption. Also, Hermie Sadler has been a fine addition to the team. Darlington should be fun!

Vicky D said...

And our poor guy crashed out and no update or interview! Too many cup guys racing too.

52 yr. fan said...

Busch61, it's spelled G-R-E-E-D..
or maybe to allow Parsons, a
Toyota "partner", repeatedly telling us how many NA$CAR wins Busch has.

At worst case NA$CAR should start the truck regulars first, Nationwide second, and Cup in the back. The different echelons would at least start out interesting.

Anonymous said...

Let me be totally honest and say that I'm no fan of the Waltrips, but last night's set-up for the Truck race totally baffled me. They spent a riduculous amount of time on the two Waltrips and Dale Earnhardt (no dis respect for Dale intended). Sure, Mikey won at Daytona albeit under a cloud with the broken rear spoiler, but it seemed over done. There were a bunch of young guns in the Truck race last night, and I thought they'd spend a lot of time with them. Guess not.