Saturday, May 7, 2011

Live Blogging Sprint Cup Series From Darlington (FOX - 7PM ET)


There are only four races left in the NASCAR on FOX television package for this season. After the next race in Dover, FOX takes a break for the All-Star race.

Darlington is a grind. Drivers tend to race the track and pass carefully. Now aero-sensitive as well, the old bump and run style is long gone from this historic track. Inches from the wall, drivers settle into a rhythm between stops for tires and fuel.

As television viewers discovered from the ESPN2 coverage of the Friday night Nationwide Series race, perspective is everything. Unless there is the ability to see cars in relationship to one another, Darlington race coverage can quickly look like practice.

This racing is different. Drivers pray through the corners, try to get a run down the straight and then get the pass completed before the entry of the next corner. He who is on the lowside heading into the turn normally wins.

This season FOX has chosen hype and drama as the theme of the coverage. While Darrell Waltrip rambles on from the TV booth, the director shows pictures of one or perhaps two cars shot as tightly as possible. Then, the coverage hops to another car and Waltrip begins to talk again.

This week, Waltrip will once again be with Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond on the pre-race stage to begin the coverage. This outdoor show has served to allow Waltrip to dominate the conversation from start to finish. His "Revved Up" segment allows him to tell adult fans what to think. He actually expresses anger with those who have opinions other than his.

Hammond is so far in the backseat this season he might as well mail it in. Rarely heard from once the racing begins, Hammond is not featured at the cutaway car, does not get questions from Mike Joy in the booth and is basically MIA after the green flag.

Larry McReynolds has been working on TV for a long time and this season has brought some very interesting twists. With his NASCAR Performance show now recorded during the week, his removal from the popular Trackside series and the ending of his signature "Reach up and pull those belts tight" phrase, you have to wonder what his future holds with FOX and SPEED.

Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum, Krista Voda and Dick Berggren should have an interesting night. Darlington mandates four tires with a fuel stop and this season has seen few caution flags. If the race strings-out to single file running, there might not be a whole lot to talk about from pit road.

Expect the Ryan Newman and Juan Montoya story to pop-up in the pre-race show. One item to look for is how FOX handles the denial by JD Gibbs of the item reported by Waltrip last week. That was the apparently fake story about a pending crew chief swap between the 20 and 11 teams.

The sun will go down about 20 minutes after the race starts, so there should be a nice transition to pictures under the lights. At this track, low-angle speed shots and aerial views can serve to relay the perspective of the actual speed of the cars. That is a challenge as the mid-race portion of the event starts to drag.

Tonight has all the parts to be an outstanding event on the track and on TV. With Dover pending, a strong performance tonight in primetime would be a good way to get sports viewers back to NASCAR and focused on the stories of the season.

This post will serve to host your TV-related comments on the FOX coverage of the Sprint Cup Series race from Darlington, SC. To add your opinion, just click on the comments button below. This is a family-friendly website, please keep that in mind when posting. Thanks for stopping by.

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Gymmie said...

Happy Race Evening Planeteers <3

Daly Planet Editor said...

Hiya G!

OSBORNK said...

If we could get coverage of the race as good as I just watched with the Kentucky Derby, I would be a happy fellow.

Daly Planet Editor said...

NASCAR on FOX just said the pre-race will focus on "the feud" between JPM and Newman.

Anonymous said...

I'm ready for some racing!

Vicky D said...

Happy early Mother's Day to all the Moms! I see Fox's script is the Newman/Montoya, guess we'll here a lot during the race broadcast. Both Newman & Montoya are being closed mouth on this Nascar meeting either. I'm already tired of this!

OSBORNK said...

They really are running the "feud" into the ground. I know 2 drivers that will get plenty of exposure tonight.

Anonymous said...

The hyping of the JPM/Newman kefuffle is assinine. Nascar said that both would be watched closely. That didn't stop DW. Two minutes into the Speed Prerace activities,'Ol Durrl said we might see sparks fly tonight. Hopefully, they'll focus on the racing tonight. Not likely....but I'm hoping.

Daly Planet Editor said...

After 10 years, FOX discovers scanners....

Anonymous said...

That in-car audio recap might be one of the best items Fox has aired.

Daly Planet Editor said...

NASCAR tried to say punches were thrown in the trailer during a meeting of those two.

Seen that one before....remember?

Charlie said...

And it is such a treat for us to hear the scanners.

Vicky D said...

And how many times during the broadcast are we going to see last week Montoya spin Newman?

Anonymous said...

NASCAR wants the drama

Daly Planet Editor said...

Yep, DW is going to talk to Newman next.

Argh...

Anonymous said...

NASCAR NEEDS the drama

Charlie said...

In that last break, no commercials here. Just the Fox Sports logo on the screen the whole time.

Anonymous said...

Dumbest thing that little JPM could do would be to take a swing at "no-neck' Newman!

Daly Planet Editor said...

What are you watching on Charlie?

Gymmie said...

hi JD!

Wish they'd talk to Moms instead of hyping on stuff.

Charlie said...

I am watching on Charter Cable but the town we get HD signal from is new to HD and I bet they forgot to throw a switch.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I bet you are right on that one!

Anonymous said...

Hey Gymmie,

It looks like Fox granted you your wish with Mamma Bowyer.

Charlie said...

Commercials are on now so all fixed.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful night in Darlington

Vicky D said...

I wonder if we'll have a Carl Mom interview too.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That's the girl that was on The Bachelor, right?

Gymmie said...

Hi Anon 7:22 :). Clint's mom seems nice :)

*giggles* JD

Daly Planet Editor said...

That pre-race show was like Chinese food.

saltsburgtrojanfan said...

That is insulting to Chinese food JD

PammH said...

Boy, I hate to say this about a military man, but he doesn't have the voice for this song...:(

Daly Planet Editor said...

Good point. Hope we get some racing and not just single file aero runs.

Comp caution lap 40.

PammH said...

any as to why the comp caution?? did it rain today?

Sophia said...

PammH song

I was stunned, STUNNED at the anthem :(

In lieu of the past week & being a military person...holy mackerel.

Gymmie said...

YIKES on the anthem :(. Wanted to give props due to the military but man that was OUCH!

Daly Planet Editor said...

They were on a roll, but that just did not work out. I was hoping someone's mom would sing it.

The comp caution is supposedly to check tire wear at the end of the first fuel run.

Supposedly...

Vicky D said...

I don't think any of the Mom's in attendance liked the anthem either.

saltsburgtrojanfan said...

If what you are saying about the anthem was true, a better choice would have been Sgt Bob Timney. He sang the anthem for all but one of the Pittsburgh Penguins home playoff games.

Anonymous said...

There we go! Jeff Hammond and the block of wood! He must have watched Tim Brewer last night! It's in their DNA. They think there must be SOMEONE out there who hasn't heard about the block of wood! Boneheads!

Vicky D said...

Anon at 7:39 - I'm surprised that wood isn't eaten up by termites for how many years we've been shown it by TB & JH.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I was laughing when I saw that. Same block of TV wood just getting passed around.

Charlie said...

Just like last week the screaming music over the voices of the pit reporters.

Anonymous said...

Hammond did NOT get his block of wood from Tim Brewer. Hollywood Jeff got his block of wood from inside his head. He's got more cuz he has a really BIG head. Ask anybody.

jerry said...

Ugh who's idea was that with the fourteen crew?

Daly Planet Editor said...

It certainly did not work out. Looked awful.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't you just widen out to show the top 4 instead of using a double box?
Ooops! Hyper-tight coverage. Sorry

Daly Planet Editor said...

These guys do not have a freaking clue.

Jojay said...

Hi all! Just got in - gonna try & watch entire race tonight.

Charlie said...

I saw that to. How sad to have a box for 1st and 2nd and another box for 3rd and 4th. Zoom out would have worked and only one camera man would have been needed.

Anonymous said...

Best TV Commercial EVER. Miss Turkey Rocks. I want one.

KoHoSo said...

No over-the-air radio in my area with the race on a Saturday night so just checking in the coverage live until the Preds and Canucks drop the puck. This looks bad already...pulling away from a potential pass for the lead, Joy already sounding tired...same ol' same ol'. Will watch the bulk of the race off my DVR.

Darlington deserves better...just wish I had put even more on Animal Kingdom so I could buy NASCAR, put JD in charge, and put an end to this travesty.

w17scott said...

Mute button operable ...MRN on preset ...can't hear word FOX is broadcasting ...gonna stay that way tonight ...picked up Denny on HotPass ...FOX likely to miss another good race ...maybe someone needs to tell them their is a race tonight with 43 cars, not 2

Anonymous said...

One of the reasons that Fox does the same crap that ESPN has done the night before is because the TV crew folks with Fox are so tuned out to racing they never even watch the Nationwide race. They don't care a Gophers Butt about the sport and it shows every week. It's true! They always are talking about baseball and football in the compound. Never about racing unless they are making fun of it.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Lots of folks yelling at me on Twitter about that first racing segment. Just jumping around, missing the racing.

It really does take a lot to continue being a fan right now.

Vicky D said...

According to DW, hitting the wall is actually good for the car!

Sally said...

Hi Planeteers! I'm already wondering how long I'll be able to hang in there tonight. Already too many in car and 1 - 2 car shots. If this keeps up, I'll be looking for womething esciting to watch.

Charlie said...

Lot of silents so far.

Daly Planet Editor said...

DW doing a lot of dancin' already tonight.

Sally said...

I feel as if I'm watching a video game with nothing but all these in car camera shots! No clue what's going on in the actual race when they won't let you see it!

KoHoSo said...

DW: This is a momentum racetrack.

Gee, DW, at what track isn't? :-s

Sally said...

Whipping camera from single car shot to single car shot. Oh misery.

Jojay said...

Wow if only they would stay with wide shots/overhead shots as long as they stayed with the bumpercam...

DW now says Denny compensating for hitting the wall & has settled in! Which is it DW good to hit wall or not? Make up your mind please Thanks.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Let me get that straight, his name is Ryan Newman? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The shots are switching so fast it's making my eyes strobe.
What in the world are they trying to accomplish with such poor technique?

Charlie said...

Why is it so hard to understand that zooming out and showing more cars, shows more action.

MikeC said...

DW needs to make up his mind. In the last 10 laps I've heard him say "you don't want to be the guy on the outside" and I've also heard him say "you don't want to be the guy on the bottom".

w17scott said...

are flies swarming around DW yet?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Don't forget that the problem corner is turn 2.....until it became turn 4.

Anonymous said...

He forgot they turned the track around a few years ago. Let's see, how many was it?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Walter, FOX extended his contract through 2014. Best thing for him would to be a move to the Hollywood Hotel.

He just does not fit as the primary color guy these days.

KoHoSo said...

As I get ready to record the rest of this race and watch hockey live, I just want to express my deepest gratitude that Fox does not have the contract for the Kentucky Derby. Can you imagine the bedlam if they just switched between close-ups from horse to horse so you could never see who might be coming out of the pack?

Seeing what I have seen so far makes me sad. Darlington deserves better. Long-time fans deserve better. New fans deserve better. :-(

Jojay said...

DW has more flip flops than me & I have 15 pair ( Florida resident)
TV is now lowest volume possible, MRN louder. Next he gets muted...

Anonymous said...

C'mon! You're not supposed to pay attention to what the announcers say let alone remember what they said.

What kind of fan are you?

w17scott said...

sorrowfully, he seems to be backing further away from reality and falling deeper into his ego pit ...seems to be a good family man, but becoming a caricature of racing analyst

Anonymous said...

A better idea is get rid of the Hollywood Hotel as the days of having a toy box in the infield is over. Maybe that's why they are on pit row now. It's a heck of a lot cheaper too.

saltsburgtrojanfan said...

KoHoSo

I could not have said it better myself

Sally said...

We need a detailed description of what the splitter is? really?

Daly Planet Editor said...

See why you have to shoot it wide and add some aerials? Field always gets strung out fast. Two car shots make no sense.

Charlie said...

Like watching an arcade game.
Where is your driver and you can't look at the ticker.

Jojay said...

Fox TV new idea watching racing thru replays. TV muted. DVR warming up.....

JONATHAN said...

Hey everyone I just wanted to say HI to all! I cant post tonight im at a 2 day late cinco de mayo party and the drinks are going down and down so I JUST want to wish everyone a happy safe fun GOOD broadcast! (thats asking a lot from Fox now a days) but I hope you all have fun sucks I cant post tonight but im thinking of all you! thats why i signed on to my aunts computer so have fun everyone :) GO JR AND DAVID RAGAN

Daly Planet Editor said...

Jon,

Wouldn't that be siete de mayo?

Anonymous said...

JD, I'll report this as a Anon as I work in racing. I wanted to respond to something I saw you had written in your article today.
If you are curious about what happened to Jeff's cut away stuff? It's that a friend of mine use to provide those props for him for over 3 years until 2009. Jeff ran him off and took over the contract himself so he could grab all the money. He basically put the guy out of business and forgot about the fact that this vendor was making him look good all the time. If you have noticed it was never the same after the 2009 Daytona race as he had no more props like he had before. Big mistake for him. Now all he can come up with for pre race is a Block of wood.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Between the music and those totally weird cartoon bumpers, it's like FOX is mocking us.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon 8:25PM,

Just be careful if you still work in TV. The FOX guys got the warning. Comment on my site and get fired.

Nice huh?

Buschseries61 said...

You'd have no idea where anyone is without the ticker. They have bounced from the middle to the front to the back randomly. Joy is struggling with play by play and spends more time talking to DW than calling the race. Let's hope they keep using the pit reporters

Anonymous said...

JD, no kidding? Wow. No I don't work for Fox. Just a low man on the totem pole. If I do get fired for making comments they probably would be doing me a favor.
They really mandated that? Wow!

Anonymous said...

It should be abundantly clear to all of us by now that nearly every person involved with NASCARonFOX loathes and despises NASCAR, stock car racing, racing, the participants and their fans. These television employees should all be fired on the spot. No one should be allowed or required to work televising a sport they don't like or understand. Yes, testing should be required and I don't mean for drugs! No one at FOX Sports knows one single thing about racing or how to broadcast racing and the people on site know this. It is an inside joke with all the employees - they'll never be fired because no one at the Head Office knows what SHOULD be happening on raceday. And DW is what those people believe we are - the racers, the fans, all the employees of the race teams. In their minds, we ARE Darrell Waltrip! How could we ever be unhappy with what he says and does?

Anonymous said...

What is going on? Is FOX time-shifting the race? It looks like it's dark at the race, but I just looked outside my window and it's still totally bright. Strange.

Other than the confusion about if this is really live, the coverage has been pretty much as expected.

Too many tight shots, too man bumper cams, no idea what is going on with half the field.

They did do a good job of fully covering Kenseth's problems at least.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Yea, apparently at Richmond some folks got the powers that be upset.

We got some folks fired back in 2007, so we have been real careful with that.

It's the creepy part of TV.

Don said...

I don't know who's driving these cars anymore. They change the paint jobs every race. I recognize very few cars by sight and it annoys the hell out of me.

Buschseries61 said...

Could theystop the fluff talk and just show the battles?

Anonymous said...

BLIMP SHOT!! BLIMP SHOT!!

Oh. That went by to quickly.

Roadgeek Adam said...

Good work not going to commercial with the caution coming out. Smart decision on the production department.

Anonymous said...

Yea, it's not the TV that is creepy. It's the Fox people.
So anyway, that's what happened to the Cut Away segments that used to be very informative.
Now all they do during the Race at the Hollywood Hotel is cook out and eat and sleep. Believe it or not. That is really what they do. I see it all the time.
I'm not there today but ask someone if it's going on right now.

Anonymous said...

The godaddy.com commercials are just getting stupider as we go. Does anyone really go to the website to "see more"?
Cathy

Buschseries61 said...

Blimp shot! The following shot actually zoomed out instead of zooming in!

Anonymous said...

Cathy, I would if it was the Miss turkey lady. She makes Danica and the go daddy girls look like my accountant.

oldnewenglander said...

To paraphrase Coach Herm Edwards: "We race to win the race!"

Charlie said...

92 laps is 1/4 of the race.

Jojay said...

JPM sure is making lots of friends again this week.

Sally said...

OK, didanyone else see Vickers right against JPM's rear bumper as he got into the #48?

billydelyon said...

Juan isn't making any friends out there...

Anonymous said...

Second reference (in the comments) to the Turkey Lady... I can't wait to see that commercial...

Montoya just spun "Ole Five Time" - and I loved how Gordon went right thru the whole mess!
Cathy

Anonymous said...

Whatever this is it is awkward.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wish Myers would just let Hammond do the recap so we actually got some info and opinion.

Myers = fool

Anonymous said...

The Miss Turkey long version is the best. They will run it again. Make sure you get real close to your TV so you can see the Turkeys on her swimsuit. LOL

w17scott said...

@846
when you see that BK spot, check out the little burgers on her - hmmm- suit

Daly Planet Editor said...

Replay is the only way to find out on FOX.

Anonymous said...

It's Hardees not BK. I see what you are looking at. Missed the whole sponsor. LOL

Charlie said...

replays under green so you can see what is happening on the track after it happened. Zoom out might work to.

saltsburgtrojanfan said...

So JD if Fox employees talk bad about Fox on this site they get fired. Wow what a corrupt culture Fox is running

Vicky D said...

What constellation is that, DW?

Anonymous said...

Did u hear that? Dummy Darryl just said " if it's any constellation"

Anonymous said...

saltsburgtrojanfan,
I am sure what JD said is so true. Fox runs the show and the compound like a suppressed prison camp. No one can ever have a question much less criticize any thing.

Sally said...

I'm so tired of trying to 'watch' a race by squinting at the crawler non stop so I can try to see how more than 8 drivers are doing! ARRRG!

Daly Planet Editor said...

With all that talking, it's a wonder we have not seen more of that from him.

Sally said...

Bowyer goes from 36th to 8th and they just now mention him? They think that is covering a race??

Sally said...

Jr. up to 11th if I'm reading the crawler properly?

Anonymous said...

I'm in NJ and we don't have any Hardee's here anymore.... I don't think I will ever see it.. Oh well, it's nice that there is something on that some of us can enjoy...
Cathy

Buschseries61 said...

Not an ounce of excitement from the booth even though they were literally an inch apart. DW's jaw is moving out of control

Anonymous said...

I've watched JPM since he came to Nascar. He always struck me as being a hot headed punk. While being involved in many incidents, the folks in the booth and in the media never criticize him. Now what do you think he was going to say when asked about getting into 'five time'? I had a chance to wreck The Champ and took it?

Daly Planet Editor said...

One emailer said he thinks the new FOX bumper music is porn tunes from the 80's. I did not ask how he might know.

It's awful at any rate!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, we are the TV guys! At least we got a replay!

Anonymous said...

Sally, I'm not sure about the driver position crawl at the top of the screen. For one of the restarts a little while ago, the tracker said Kyle was in third place just before taking the Green. Only problem was that Kyle started the restart on the front row. Must be 'fuzzy math'.

Anonymous said...

The re-explanation of what a splitter is was helpful.

OSBORNK said...

It gets clearer now. DW convinced the boss at Fox that he knew what he was talking about and was the best person for the job. The few that knew better were afraid to tell the boss the truth for fear of being fired. Therefore, DW is 'THE MAN".

Anonymous said...

Did Mike Joy just get "hushed" when he started to talk about Truex firing his crew last week? Mid sentence he was cut off and hasn't continued with the story so far....

Cathy

Daly Planet Editor said...

Agree with you on Joy. Sure sounded like it.

Charlie said...

during green pizza commercial, phone commercial.

Debby said...

OK, CuzCarl is now the favorite son.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure DW hushed Joy since he was talking about one of Mikey's teams.

I just wish my driver would be the chosen one for a few minutes so I could see him.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Ya know, I didn't think things could get any weirder. Mike Joy sounds like he is ready to board the plane, DW is out of his mind on flip-floping and contradictions and Larry Mac is all about babies and driver's social lives.

WEIRD.

Charlie said...

It is rare to see the last 10 drivers or so on the ticker. With any interruption it starts over again and doesn't keep going where it left off.

oldnewenglander said...

Caution . . .debris frontstretch

Vicky D said...

Reut is biggest mover and only one word mention!

Jojay said...

Caution for debris

Gymmie said...

Cathy--someone mentioned on Twitter not too long ago that they checked it out & it wasn't anything special. Nothing juicy or scandalous.

I was out of the room but if Mike did get "hushed" when talking about something that's a shame! :(

Charlie said...

Where is the debris. Maybe we will see it in replay.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Good one from Twitter:

just1hanna: Is this race 500 miles, 500 laps, or 500 dumb DW comments?

oldnewenglander said...

@charlie

It's on the frontstrech just below the groove across from the #31 pit box. Pit road official called it in.

So, they should be able to show it on TV.

Vicky D said...

Charlie, maybe we can see the debris from the blimp shot!

Sally said...

I think we can safely assume there will be more than 500 stupid DW comments before this race is over!

DewCrew88 said...

I know you guys get crazy about the Jr love but hes up to 11th from 30th and they showed him on TV once or twice when there was an incident near him...........

Jojay said...

Well for sure its not 500 dumb DW comments - race would be over!

OSBORNK said...

500 dumb DW comments would be an awfully short race.

oldnewenglander said...

My telephone tells me more than my TV does . . . one to go already

Anonymous said...

JD at 9:06 PM well said and again True!

Roadgeek Adam said...

There ya go, they just mentioned the Truex situation.

Anonymous said...

Now they want to pick on Trump. What happened to him?

Anonymous said...

The booth must be monitoring TDP-they just finished telling the Truex story. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the audio crew. Wish it looked as good as it sounds.

Sally said...

I actually saw the #88 car...just behind the cars they were 'covering'. And no mention of him moving up into 11th. real nice.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Needless to say, best live event audio does NOT include the announcers.

OSBORNK said...

Trum[ "didn't have time" to drive the Indy 500 pace car ans was replaced by AJ Foyt.

Jojay said...

Trumps Prez bid fell apart - Pres O showed his birth certificate.
And Trumps hair deflated

Sally said...

What is it with Mike Joy talking about Darlington County? Can't he jus say Darlington?

Buschseries61 said...

Even Darrell's tounge is in revolt

Anonymous said...

crew tree hahahahahaha

Sally said...

Way off topic, but....does anyone else out therewonder what Trump does with all the combover hair at night? Hair net? Braid?

DewCrew88 said...

Finally Lap 137!

Glad they god a round to it

Jojay said...

@Sally - scrunchy? 1big roller on top to keep wave in?

Sally said...

Are the camera guys actually giving us a 'thru the field' without comment from the booth or pit reporters? At least it's something!

Anonymous said...

I put mine on the night stand.

DewCrew88 said...

FYI on my raceview Tony's car has been stopped at Start Finish since lap 20.

I would be pissed if I was a Tony fan

Sally said...

@Jojay...good ones! Never thought of the scrunchie!

Anonymous said...

Is this some sort of half assed throught the field?

Sally said...

Maybe an ''ebeneezer Scrooge night cap?

Buschseries61 said...

I'm actually enjoying this unofficial 'through the field'. We can see the transition from car to car as we travel back. Wish we got more info, but at least we can see them briefly.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Junior is in 10th and moving up. Get ready when DW sees it.

Sally said...

Did Mike Joy just feed DW that chance to tell his 4x6 in the door story....again?

Jojay said...

Tony is reporting a vibration he's had for a while - it hasn't gotten much worse. His front end is on the ground.

Buschseries61 said...

"When you smell wood..." - whoever made the earlier comment about Hammond and a block of wood was on to something.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone help with this question please. I have a Sprint Android Phone and can I really watch racing on it like they show in all their commercials? Dang if I can figure it out.

Anonymous said...

I honestly could not get thru one of these telecasts without this blog - completely enjoying Sally & Co with the comments about The Donald's hair. Too funny.
Cathy

Anonymous said...

This babble-a-thon from Ol' DW is killing me. He doesn't slow up enough to have time to think. Blurting out one half-baked thought after another. How does this add value?

Buschseries61 said...

WTF is this record?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, there is no online video currently on websites or smart phones. Sorry.

The commercial is totally misleading. I emailed and they said he was watching race highlights, not live video.

How weak is that?

Anonymous said...

no racing just mouths flappin

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, thanks. If you take a moment to get a blue nick we will know which comments are coming from you in the thread.

Roadgeek Adam said...

They do know he is 26 now right?

Anonymous said...

Thanks JD. I pay over 100 bucks a month for this phone to work with the internet and all and I am thinking about suing them.
I do appreciate the response.

Charlie said...

Is this not the kind of talk that should be done during practice.

Wide shots and play by play would be nice.

larry said...

Ah, yes...flat tires aren't a (sponsored) tire issue...it's the drivers/crewchief's problem...

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Can't link here in blogspot.

Sprint is getting an earful after that commercial which is very misleading.

Maybe they just wanted to put pressure on NASCAR.

Sophia said...

Reds game was earlier today...getting depressed TRYING to watch this NASCAR race...wow..how bad camera work is :(

Then I turned on Golf Channel to watch Seve Ballestero's memories & got really depressed (He died today at age 54, brain tumor)I remember him from his hey day.

It's so sad to NOT CARE about watching NASCAR LIVe..that said, I watched a few minutes ESPN last night & the camera work did not STINK the 15 minutes I watched it...Kyle B carpetbagging the NW race made me glad it was just last 15 minutes.

I really miss "LOVING NASCAR" but I think it's left me for good.

Anonymous said...

Truex entering the pits was proof DW is just full of it.

They showed the replay, talked about it, and DW just said the rotors were hot from hitting the brakes hard.

Then Voda says Truex had reported being out of tires, and DW acts like "well of course that was wrong" didn't you see the rotors?

Well if you knew that then why didn't you say something the first time - you are supposed to be the expert analyst!

Anonymous said...

I really think I should sue them.
Maybe I will hire a lawyer and see what happens.

Daly Planet Editor said...

How about the way Mike said "Halfway!!!" Too funny.

Anonymous said...

I love racing. I will watch it wherever it is on tv. I am just glad to see it.

larry said...

Yeah, @Sophia, I agree... "I really miss "LOVING NASCAR" but I think it's left me for good."

DewCrew88 said...

I guess they arent gonna tell us what Harvicks spotter thought was a caution?

Anonymous said...

Jackie Chiles could win the law suit.
I'll Hire him! LOL

Anonymous said...

I love racing too. If the TV folks would show racing that would be great. All I see on my TV is single cars going fast. Not really any racing.

Buschseries61 said...

"My guys are telling me...". DW got in enough trouble for the Gibbs rumors last weekend, phrasing his words like a tabloid magazine isn't helping his credibility.

Charlie said...

I hope they are getting good bucks for making me mad a lowes.

Daly Planet Editor said...

We all love racing, the casual fans are long gone.

Just want to see it and hear about it. SPEED is the only group now just doing it right.

The NNS race from Richmond they did was outstanding.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Busch, still waiting for DW to tell us how that 20 and 11 pit crew swap worked out.

Anonymous said...

Can someone tweet Mike Joy and ask him to complete this sentence - "If I had a hammer, I'd...." ?

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