Saturday, June 18, 2011

Live Blogging Nationwide Series From MIS (ABC - 3PM ET)


Marty Reid is once again off in IndyCar land. So, it will be Allen Bestwick calling today's Nationwide Series race from MIS with Rusty Wallace and Andy Petree alongside.

Nicole Briscoe steps into the Infield Pit Studio with Ricky Craven and Wallace. Dale Jarrett and Brad Daugherty are off this weekend. Down on pit road are Mike Massaro, Shannon Spake, Dr. Jerry Punch and Dave Burns. Tim Brewer will be in the Infield Tech Center.

This is one of those weekends when NASCAR gets a nice exposure for the Nationwide Series on ABC. While there are other sports in progress, there is no NBA, NFL and the NHL season is now over. Great opportunity for some quality exposure.

Nationwide Series regular Justin Allgaier is the in-race reporter and ESPN has a solid number of in-car cameras for this event. MIS is often a fuel mileage race and it takes some consistent work from the guys in the TV truck to keep it interesting for viewers.

This post will serve to host your comments about the ABC coverage of the Nationwide Series from MIS. To add your opinion, just click on the comments button below. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

53 comments:

Gymmie said...

Happy Race Day Planeteers <3

YAY Allen in the booth no cringing for 2 1/2 hours today <3. Although I did cringe when Rusty asked if the tracker was broken when Paulie was making his run :( thought that was rude & inconsiderate. He wouldn't like it if someone said that if Steve was on a pole winning run.

Good to see Paulie & Sammy on the front row today hope they both do well :).

Buschseries61 said...

Race to the Garage Participants:

#68 Matt Carter
#49 Dennis Setzer
#74 JJ Yeley
#44 Jeff Green
#42 Tim Andrews
#41 Carl Long
#75 Andy Ponstein

Buschseries61 said...

Have to give SPEED credit for their qualifying coverage. The guys not locked into the field get more coverage today than they ever had.

Anonymous said...

Where is DJ, on vacation...again?

Daly Planet Editor said...

DJ and Brad are both off this weekend.

Gymmie said...

anon 1:45 have to get their vay cay in now won't have time once Indy gets here :). All hands on deck from then on out

Anonymous said...

so there's two Indy on ABC during Nascar weekends during ESPN racess, WG in august, Charlotte in Oct. Chance we'll see AB back in the cup booth??

Daly Planet Editor said...

My guess is yes. No confirmation from the mothership. I get announcers on a week by week email.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Glad the weather is good for this one!

Anonymous said...

I'm getting pool on ESPN2, what gives?

Daly Planet Editor said...

ABC my friend.

Anonymous said...

Can't watch the race, but did they address the Gibbs cars that were found with illegal parts? Wonder how long this "cheating" has been going on? All three Cup cars were found with the unapproved, and heavier part.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Actually, the JGR cars has perfectly legal oil pans.

What they did was jack up the weight and take it out of the car elsewhere.

The only thing JGR was guilty of was not submitting the new oil pan for approval prior to the race.

Had they done that, there would not have been a peep said about it.

Someone made a little mistake.

Vicky D said...

It would truly be a nice race for us viewers if ESPN turned off Rusty's mic! Looks like a nice day I sure hope a regular NW driver wins.

Gymmie said...

Finally an Anthem I was able to listen to :) Love Emerson Drive

Buschseries61 said...

I like the camera shots so far

Buschseries61 said...

Add #52 Raines to the Race to the Garage List.

Buschseries61 said...

Add #03 Riggs to the Race to the Garage List.

8 cars have parked so far, Carl Long is the last S&P still running.

Once the field spread out, the tight shots began.

Gymmie said...

Commercials every 9 laps? :( it's like we just came back from commercial & going back already :(

Anonymous said...

Other teams have been penalized for having unapproved parts.
Tks.JD Ron Il.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Ron, the key is that the violation begins when the car is on the track.

Previous items removed from cars prior to going on the track have resulted in fines.

NASCAR told reporters at the track that the oil pans were legal. Right size and specs, just different material so they weighed more.

Still waiting to see what happens on Tuesday, but right now it looks like cash only.

JD

red said...

JD, just stepping in for a moment before we head off to an ordination party (yes, we have ordination parties in the Episcopal tradition! and lots of adult beverages, too.)

anyway, in re: JGR oil pans issue. i'm not in agreement that the only "illegal" issue revolved around not getting them approved & that there was nothing wrong with the weight or machining of the oil pans, per se.

nascar's ruling ONLY dealt with the failure to get approval because the cars never made it to the track. there appears to be a very large "what if they'd gone on the track for practice?" question that is very carefully remaining unanswered -- unless you've seen something from nascar which specifically states differently?

nascar was extremely careful to NOT say anything about whether the actual pans would have been legal or illegal. they repeatedly stated that they were only looking at the failure to get approval issue (although initial comments from nascar indicated that the pans had been machined to have bottoms that would sit flat against the chassis cross bracing. this might have represented an aero advantage over the normally rounded bottom pans.)

it may, in fact, be accurate to say the pans were legal in and of themselves but i haven't read anything that has gone that far.

and, as always, our buddy dr diandra posted a great column on the science of it all on her Building Speed site!

so, sorry to hit and run on this but i'll check back in (late!) tonight and see if i can find other information. perhaps a race show covered it in detail, which i wouldn't have seen or known about today or yesterday. so, i concede i may be way off base here.

enjoy the race, planeteers! i'll catch up later.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Metal pieces in Turn 1 says NASCAR. Caution!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Pretty easy to understand. They changed the weight by using another substance to build the pans.

This shifted weight at a track where balance is key. I think it was pretty smart.

If someone was supposed to submit it for approval, that is going to be one thing. If JGR was trying to get it by inspectors and run it in the race, that is going to be another.

I have a feeling the NASCAR popo are on it right now.

JD

saltsburgtrojanfan said...

I've noticed you have been moderating these past two weeks

Daly Planet Editor said...

Gotta do whatcha gotta do!

saltsburgtrojanfan said...

Gotcha

Vicky D said...

It's really nice to hear AB in the booth, but RW is another thing altogether. I wish they would pull back the cameras though.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Looks like they are wobbling between keeping the wider coverage and zooming in to whatever the announcers are talking about.

jerry said...

Rusty was unlistenable this morning during q's, big three, big three, big three, finally had to turn it off.

Winning at Michigan isn't important as it used to be.

Vicky D said...

Jerry, and during Q's Rusty kept on stating all the cars are in the 50's this is really something (screaming it at us)! Then no one was but he never talked about the faster cars and under 50!

Daly Planet Editor said...

He worked it on Friday! On every telecast but one during the day, then added himself to the ARCA race before running over to Trackside.

Nothing against the guy, but enough is enough.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Oops, taking about DW there!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Tim Brewer: When in doubt, stack your rubbers. Back to you, AB.

Anonymous said...

Thanks NASCAR for a TV timeout.

Anonymous said...

JD,it's courageous of you to stay objective on the JGR oil pan issue. You should see the posts on other web sites that ran with the earlier speculation on Jayski where the pans were 20-30 pounds heavier. Technically, that would be pretty hard to do if you have any experience with cast aluminum.The Waltrip cars got busted a while back for these humungous radiator pans that weighed a ton. AB is a big improvement. I could do without Crusty and Nicole. A long, wide track like Michegan suits the Network TV broadscasts. The Fords are just playing right now.

Anon/J said...

Pretty lackluster stuff. No wonder my friend told me not to bother going down to MIS. Dull fare and Cup Lite...meh.

Anonymous said...

Another F'in commercial with 18 to go!

Daly Planet Editor said...

With the tight rules on the new COT cars, weight shifting has been a theme.

Just think if JGR had gotten the pans approved during the week. Probably would have gotten an advantage for a week or so till others caught on.

I really view this as creative, but minor.

Anon/J said...

Seems to me - if you wanted to be a little sneaky, take the loaded-bat approach.

Get hold of a stock looking pan, pour thin layer of lead in bottom. Could probably add a decent amount of weight.

Heck, could even weld in a bulkhead over top w/really thin aluminum if it's constructed from plate.

No idea what might happen if caught, but that never stopped anyone.

Daly Planet Editor said...

The teams jockey over weight shifting all the time.

NASCAR put them in such a tight box that there is little else to do then deal with components that bolt on.

Lots of dollars spent on using all kinds of compounds to create different engine components.

Use to be the chase to be lighter, now it's the chase to move weight around.

jerry said...

Hope NASCAR limits the cup drivers next year, this is darn near unbearable, then add Rusty ugh.

Anonymous said...

I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart because I think that some of the post-race gimmicks are a little lame. Everyone tries to outdo the other. First we had Castroneves and Smoke climbing fences. The Carl's backflips, Brad's American flag tour and now communing with the fans in the Grandstands. Having raced a little myself, I always marvel how the #18 just never gives up. I can see where that would frustrate the other drivers. I'm sure Menard thought he had him. I'll bet Harvick thought Menard had him too!

Anonymous said...

Really strange to see Trevor Baynes driver suit in stark white devoid of all the sponsor patches.

saltsburgtrojanfan said...

Hey JD

Why doesnt the ABC start the race at noon. that is a decent time to start and there will be no problems b/c of rain or red flags

Daly Planet Editor said...

Never understood it!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Have a great night everyone. Big day tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see ABC stay for some post-race interviews.
If TNT's coverage has an Achillies heel it's their rush to get off the air.

Roland said...

48 Comments? Really? Wow nobody is watching anymore.

I didnt either, but not by choice. Mother nature kept that from happening, on my birthday even! Dish pooped out on lap 20 and Internet wouldnt load justin.tv or an MRN stream so that wasn't too much fun. TV came back late in the race but severe weather warnings covered the lap ticker so I didnt know what lap it was till the final lap. Ive called my local affiliate (WLOS Asheville) and complained but they refuse to move it. I did get to see the post race and Im quite pleased with how that went. From the 30 or so laps of racing I saw it was much better than any broadcast all year. AB gels really well in the booth and even made Rusty tolerable. Nice job by the ESPN boys.

Anonymous said...

JD I just got back on and in response to your re. A team is in violation when presenting a car for inspection before going onto the track. In the past if a part wasn't approved by Nascar they were subject to a fine and or loss of points.
Tks. JD Ron Il.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Ron, listen to me son! The media guys who stopped by the NASCAR trailer on Friday were told it would be a fine, but nothing more.

Don't kill the messenger!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Roland,

Most of my peeps have moved over to Twitter. It is easier to use, you can interact directly with NASCAR types and it is instant.

I am considering ending my live blogs and directing the remaining folks over to Twitter.

It's tough to do both!

Anonymous said...

JD Thanks for making me laugh,I'm
68 yr.old be 69 in Aug. thanks referring me as son.
Tks.Jd. Ron Il.