Saturday, July 2, 2011

Live Blogging Sprint Cup Series From Daytona (TNT - 6:30PM ET)


It's the biggest night of the year for the NASCAR on TNT bunch. This is the "Wide Open" coverage that allows the commercials to be run in a video box while the live racing is still on the TV screen.

The trade-off is that the sponsors get extended commercial elements and lots more signage on the screen. Some folks love it and some folks hate it. Either way, the racing is rarely interrupted and it makes for a very different telecast.

Lindsay Czarniak has confirmed that once the TNT package is over she is off to ESPN to be a SportsCenter anchor. Good luck to her, she is a very professional and hard-working journalist/reporter. She hosts the pre-race show at 6:30PM.

Kyle Petty and Larry McReynolds are alongside. It should be very interesting to hear their opinions on the tandem racing we will see tonight due to the current car rules and the new track surface.

Once things get underway, it will be Adam Alexander with Petty and Wally Dallenbach Jr. in the TV booth. Ralph Sheheen, Marty Snider, Matt Yocum and Chris Neville will handle the pit road duties. It should be rough for these guys since almost all the green flag pitstops will be tandems.

RaceBuddy is once again free and open at NASCAR.com with ten video sources. The pictures should be great from the track after dark. RaceBuddy has been a wonderful addition to the live races on TV this season. If ESPN chooses to pass on this technology, it may be a rough Chase once again this season.

TNT told me the goal again this year is not to miss a lap of green flag racing. It seems this is the only network and this is the only race where we hear that sentence. Let's hope a smooth race and good coverage can serve to motivate others to move in this direction.

This post will serve to host your comments on the NASCAR on TNT presentation of the Sprint Cup Series race from Daytona. To add your TV-related opinion, just click on the comments button below. Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

175 comments:

Daly Planet Editor said...

Hi folks, here we go! No rain at Daytona and maybe some good racing.

Charlie said...

Hope we have a good, fun race.

It sure feels like Sunday to me.

Brad Ford said...

Let see some fantastic racing tonight. I expect RPM to get its first win from AJ tonight.

sbaker17 said...

No rain, no Waltrips, and no Wallaces. What more could one ask for?

Daly Planet Editor said...

That's the combo platter? Got it.

red said...

even tho' we're running "wide open" tonight, i suspect i'll stay on RaceBuddy for most of the race. i like the options it presents, the various cameras and the fact that it's not interrupted by commercials of any sort once i log on.

besides, with just 1 tv working right now, i can watch the race in its entirety while the family watches something else, if they'd like!

looking forward to tonight, altho' i seriously dislike tandem racing in a very big way.

Gymmie said...

Happy Race Night Planeteers <3

Pray for safe good racing!

Roadgeek Adam said...

I watched the pre-race show for the first time in nearly three years yesterday. I won't be doing so today unless I catch Pride of NASCAR at a right time.

AngelaJackson said...

First race with my laptop. Looking forward to all of the "social media" that will be available during the race.

Anonymous said...

Today, I watched a few minutes of Race Day before reaching my tolerance level. After watching the NNS race last night, I'm expecting a bunch of unnecessary wrecks followed by an insane finish. But no one knows. Last night, the pundits were hyperventilating over "The Four Horsemen" from KHI. They all wrecked including Bowyer going through two cars. To put a period on last night, Race Day, this afternoon, played a perplexing interview with Danica talking about her wreck. She said that "Mike Wallace was like fish out of water going high and then low..." Huh? Mike Wallace is widely respected as a great Super Speedway driver. Hardly a fish out of water! Tonight is an impound race so qualifying didn't mean much as some drivers concentrated on race setups while some leaned toward qualifying setups. The Planeteers always come through with a wide range of insights. I'm looking forward to it!

Charlie said...

Not many fans there for such a big time race.

KoHoSo said...

I'm not yet sure what all I will be using to watch the race tonight. I just want to pop in now to wish everybody a happy and safe Independence Day and, as always, to thank Mr. Daly for providing us this forum for our views.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Charlie, I have a relative who runs a beverage stand there for charity.

She was told to order half of what she normally sells.

Mixed reviews on this tandem racing stuff.

Lisa Hogan said...

Hoping everyone has a great race!

Wishing all the Planeteers a safe and fun 4th!

As always, thanks to JD.

saltsburgtrojanfan said...

Lets all hope for a safe race and no flips like DW's 20 years ago in the 400.

Anonymous said...

The weather is supposedly much less oppressive (83* now) tonight which should have resulted in more "walk-ups". I, too, wish to thank JD for all he does. Stay safe Planeteers!

Roadgeek Adam said...

WALLY'S WORLD-replica there with Kyle and Wally. I enjoyed it.

Debby said...

Liked the piece TNT just did with Kyle & Wally drafting on the track.

Charlie said...

Why not show what the driver in the 2nd car sees in that last segment.
I thought they were going to show us.

KoHoSo said...

I just happened to sit down and watch that segment of Wally and Kyle out on the track. Very enjoyable. Stuff like that might get me back to watching full pre-race shows again.

Anonymous said...

anon 6:49...in another interview, Danica sounded like she was talking about his *car* not him. I'm a fan of Mike, but it did not look like it was handling well. She probably didn't phrase it right, but I think that's what she meant.

OSBORNK said...

After watching the first tandem "race" at the track, I would not spend my money on attending the second "race" of the year at this track. It's like the automotive version of Russian roulette. You make your move and take your chances.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the Wally and Kyle segment on the prerace show.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Still find it weird this kind of racing, but TNT did a good pre-race show as usual.

Roadgeek Adam said...

This pre-race show was definitely interesting. Of course if we had the Kellys still that would top it :)

AngelaJackson said...

JD - I'm trying Race Buddy for first time. How come I keep seeing the Coke commercial over and over?

red said...

8 bars in and it's already a great anthem. nothing beats brass.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Angela, Coke is the sponsor and why it is free.

They commercial plays when you change from the mosaic or the in-cars.

The team scanners and the program audio will begin online shortly.

TNT audio on the mosaic channels, team scanners on the in-cars.

KoHoSo said...

No complaining about that version of the National Anthem!

sbaker17 said...

Anthem + Flyover = Chills

AngelaJackson said...

Thanks JD - so excited with my choices tonight. TV/Twitter/RaceBuddy :)

Anonymous said...

hey jd,where is the 360 cam on racebuddy at?

glenc1 said...

I guess Wally & Kyle made themselves relevant this time. Doesn't make them experts, but then, neither are the current drivers. I enjoyed watching them try it out, and using Larry as the crew chief was kinda funny.

Daly Planet Editor said...

That really rocked. Nice start.

Anonymous said...

that Medal of Honor segment still wasn't very organized looking. I think last year they messed it up somehow. It's a great thing to do, it just didn't look right. What's so hard about calling their names & having them step forward or something. They could even do it before the anthem.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, scroll down on the RaceBuddy homepage. It is in the lower left hand corner.

If you are on an iPad, you will not see it.

lacboi said...

Were those cars TNT's?

Daly Planet Editor said...

No, two back-up team cars. Can't switch now for the race!

Roadgeek Adam said...

Like 45 actual minutes? :| - 45 minutes wasted if you ask me.

Charlie said...

Using RaceBuddy I see they have a camera in Tony's car that will show what he sees as the driver. A camera close to driver eye level. Cool.

Roadgeek Adam said...

And the 48th Annual Firecracker 400 is green :)

red said...

have all my cameras on RaceBuddy but no leaderboard, tracker. don't want to reboot right now.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Only you red! It might need a refresh to start the telemetry.

red said...

thanks, jd. will reboot now while we're under yellow.

Anonymous said...

Someone at TNT needs to learnto cue the booth. Everytime they comeback from a break every week you can hear the booth talking.

glenc1 said...

geez...five minutes & my guy is done. But if it was the old style, 10 or 15 cars'd be wrecked.

red said...

ok, a reboot did the trick. thanks for letting me know it was just my laptop, jd!

Roadgeek Adam said...

Anon - That happens in every sport. And as I said last week, I enjoy it.

Debby said...

And thank you Bad Brad! Regards, TBayne!

glenc1 said...

anon 8:00--it's been that way since TNT started. No idea why. Maybe they think that's cool.

Anonymous said...

Well, not off to a good start. The start was weird with all the attempts at "pairing". It'll be interesting to hear what Trevor Bayne says. Why the #2 would be on him so hard so early is strange. The last replay doesn't look good for Brad. Looks like he just turned right to go up to the wall.

Sophia said...

Please forgive me universe, LET WALLY & KYLE speak more than the screaming Adama Alexander...and I shall enjoy THIS race.

Sorry to see the 21 of Bayne wrecked.

Miss Ralph S in the booth. Hell I miss Bill W in the booth compared to the current chemistry...sigh.

But looking good on the tv so far after seeing the Reds lose again.

Adult beverages handy & making 3 ways for dinner (Chili folks. also 4 & 5 ways :) )

Detest this tandem racing but LOVE Daytona. hopw they can get rid of this two step racing next time!

Buschseries61 said...

Team orders? Jeff Gordon is told not to win? What happened to racing?

AncientRacer said...

I have yet to watch a love=bug race on TV including this one, but if I were home I would be on Racebuddy because what came over the scanners last night especially among the cup guys was a different kind of chatter than I had hears before in these races. You could hear them askinq questions of each other, sharing impressions, etc., and figuring out potential tatical moves.

Of course they may not do it tonight, but it really made me believe they have all been working hard on love-bug racing and are close to figuring it out.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Double secret team orders!

glenc1 said...

bite your tongue, Sophia...Bill? Ouch! So far I thought Adam was okay tonight. Not great, but okay. But I have some kinda adjustable sound thing on my TV, the 'yelling' isn't very strong for me. Also--you know, sometimes I think, the guy's only done about 9 races. On the job training. He could improve. Maybe. Hopefully... :)

Rambo M. said...

24 told not to win and to push the 5 no matter what.

Team orders? REALLY?

Seriously people! How much absurdity must we put up with before we decide to tell the sanctioning body where to shove it?

Debby said...

@Glen
Larry Mac just said the 22 works better with the 78 than with the 2 Now the 2 is getting lapped! Regards, Karma

RPM said...

Thought I'd try Race Buddy tonight and I'm glad I did, it made me appreciate DirecTv's Hot Pass. Better video and audio without the delay.

Took about 3 laps for me to close Race Buddy and switch back to Hot Pass.

Anonymous said...

Decent coverage, but this racing is just stupid. I'm out.

Anonymous said...

Those pit stops were awful!!!!!!!

Erik said...

On which lap will Carl make his way up to the broadcast booth?

Anonymous said...

This race may settle down, but its surprising that we've had some strange wrecks so early when most are just 'riding'.

red said...

don't know how the spotters do it. i can barely breathe, listening to this in-car from the 88 & 48. it took the yellow for me to realize i was actually holding my breath.

Roadgeek Adam said...

RPM - I'm boycotting RaceBuddy from personal use until their comments section is removed or massively censored. The behavior is despicable.

red said...

Roadgeek Adam: from the first week, i minimize my RaceBuddy window so i don't even see the comments. my RaceBuddy window ends on the right side of the window.

you're right: they're ignorant and obnoxious and, unfortunately, typical of what happens on most race sites during the race.

Charlie said...

That bottom bar is to big and to busy for me.

oldnewenglander said...

I don't work in advertising, but if I did, I'd be on the phone with the Turner executives wanting in on this for next year.

red said...

Charlie, i use that to watch the leaderboard for lap times but i have also shrunk the entire raceBuddy window so all i have is the window with the action and the left side camera options. clean and streamlined

glenc1 said...

I love karma...lol. But it didn't last...

Anonymous said...

Would someone tell Petty that there's a race going on while he's BS'ing about texting. This is getting ridiculous. Now they've dragged Larry Mac into it.

Anonymous said...

I am loving this broadcast! I am even watching the commercials. Thank you, Thank you TNT!!! Where are you nascar? If this was how the broadcasts were every week, you would be having a lot less problems. It is your call. MC

Charlie said...

Maybe next time team cars could have a paint scheme that when they are in tandem it is like looking at a bill board.

OSBORNK said...

The Hendrick cars dropped to near the back of the field intentionally. If they go to the front near the end of the race and one of them wins, the next restrictor plate race will have most of the field running to the rear of the field. It would be egg on the face of NASCAR and further the drop in race attendance and viewership.

Buschseries61 said...

Petty has to get organized. I'm not sure Cassill's sponsor is thrilled by Petty's comments.

Tracy D said...

Is anyone else having trouble hearing Kyle Petty et al? We can barely understand them, the track noise is so loud.

Debby said...

Ugh...my 16 is dancing w/2. I am confused. LOL!

KoHoSo said...

Charlie...that would work if they didn't have to keep switching places. Maybe we should just chain the pairs of cars together like a gimmick race at a local short track.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Definately making the announcers talk over the car noise.

Buschseries61 said...

They did a nice job covering Edward's problem, but sacrificed covering Blaney's wreck.

glenc1 said...

OsborneK...cars been doing that for like 5 or 6 years. Roush was one of the first. Didn't change a thing.

Sophia said...

If you FULL screen RB with your battle cam or whatever, you can no longer see the insipid/ignorant comment section the rt. I do think they should OUTLAW the comments section UNLESS WE WANT THEM. Too many haters/trolls.

If Carl E is vomiting from fumes he should be YANKED by car imo. That's just crazy..not worth it to get poisoning :(

Anonymous said...

anon, they are texting. Bootie talked about it on NASCAR Performance. It's just one aspect of this racing.

OSBORNK said...

I wonder why I am watching the "race" at this point. The drivers are just making laps that are meaningless until the last 10 or fewer. Someone could make money if they had an app that would notify us when there were 10 laps to go.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's me, but I don't feel connected to this race. The focus is clearly on the top 10. You have to try to see the position tracker long enough to get a sense where the other drivers are. The three guys in the booth are doing just terrible in my opinion.

sbaker17 said...

OSBORNK said...

The Hendrick cars dropped to near the back of the field intentionally. If they go to the front near the end of the race and one of them wins, the next restrictor plate race will have most of the field running to the rear of the field. It would be egg on the face of NASCAR and further the drop in race attendance and viewership.

July 2, 2011 8:35 PM

A race to the back. It used to be racing to the front...........

WB said...

Why would 99 not run with a cool box?

Sophia said...

So the COT still has carbon monoxide issues....How is this possible??????

why are there suddenly so many full screen commercials..did I miss something???

Daly Planet Editor said...

TNT runs the full-screen commercials in the caution periods.

The idea is to save the side by sides for the green flag breaks.

Working pretty well tonight.

Buschseries61 said...

I don't know what the purpose of Inside Trax is. A scanner with video?

Anonymous said...

I agree. Petty/Wally surprised me by recognizing Cassill. Then Petty goes off for five minutes dumping on Landon's sponsor! Unbelievable. Wally and Kyle need to tone it down. Far too much talk.

Sophia said...

DUH! Thanks JD. multi tasking, tweeting, RB & wondering why Carl E is driving so ill...not a fan of Carl but do not want him to be 'under the influence' of fumes either :(

LOVE KYLE & WALLY!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Busch, they are trying to do the NMG behind the scenes thing during the race. Makes no sense.

Buschseries61 said...

It seems like TNT is apologizing for the cars riding in the back.

KoHoSo said...

I respectfully disagree regarding Kyle Petty's sponsor comments other than he didn't need to repeat the same point so many times. I agree with him that a driver being forced to miss practice in order to make some kind of appearance is disgraceful. Are drivers drivers or are they salesmen?

Again, JMO. No anger intended toward anybody.

RPM said...

Falling to the rear of the pack to miss "The Big One" isn't something new. The racing starts with about 20 to go.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I sent them a note in the last break saying "What about the cars in the back just riding?"

You got to tell the whole story.

Sophia said...

switched to SD TNT on 52 in tv & HD TNT..Either way is better than Indy Car side by side or N full screen~ I remember watching watching this on SD tv this was still a heckuva lot better than Fx & BSPN!! My house mat eis letting me enjoy this on hit LR TV (GRATEFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

TNT tries to give us more love cam wise but the commercial load is tough & the changes in the booth in last 2 yrs. But tonight, it's all good.

Thank you TNT.

p.s. NASCAR, you really need to change your tv priorities..not that you care one whit WHAT I think....

xoxoTNT

Buschseries61 said...

KoHoSo - I agree with Petty's point, but it really isn't his place to judge sponsors. Cassill drove hard to get his sponsor attention for Petty to slam them.

Tracy D said...

Was so looking forward to this race on our new gigantic HD screen. But it's not what I expected - I guess it's the 2 x 2 racing that's just not making it work for me.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I was just going to comment that Wally was all wrong about Joey Logano falling off from the #18. When they start to overheat,they swap positions. I think rather then do that, Logano would just drop back to get clean air. Looks like they agreed to let the #18 lead. Not good guys.

KoHoSo said...

Buschseries61...I understand your point as well and I don't completely disagree. However, I must admit that it's darn refreshing to hear some critical commentary instead of the usual NASCAR brown-nosing.

Daly Planet Editor said...

It just does not seem that Adam fits in well with them this season.

Last year was new, but this year it seems like Adam is not in on the jokes and not up to speed.

Kind of weird.

Tracy D said...

Can't hear the jokes or anything much at all. Guess I'm not missing anything.

KoHoSo said...

JD...I think AA's probation period with many Planeteers is over especially when we remember how good Ralph was when he took over.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Here is the difference. AA has been in the studio this year working on SPEED Center.

He is never at the races and has no NASCAR field work this year before TNT.

That is a big switch.

RPM said...

Jr is tired of laying back. "C'mon Jimmy, let's roll!"

I love HotPass.

Jonathan said...

Hey everyone Happy 4th of July weekend!!! Cant say im a big fan of this kind of racing but let me say one thing Race Buddy is such a pleasure to have its amazing it makes this race exciting and the broadcast is much much better than last nights ESPN Nationwide race

Jonathan said...

I love the 88 In car its awsome hearing him talk with JJ love this we need this full time with every Sprint Cup Race!!! With the NBA and NFL lockout Nascar should jump on it

Buschseries61 said...

Adam's lubrication comments are spreading laughs around the internet.

Anonymous said...

I think the lap positions are meaningless. I think most of these guys are just riding right now.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I agree. Practice at Dega is more interesting than this.

RPM said...

Jimmy: Jr, we're surrounded by a bunch of guys I don't like. Let's get the **** out of here!

Jr: OK man, let me make a hole!

I like this "lovebug" racing for the radio conversation between drivers if nothing else.

Buschseries61 said...

Did Vickers only take 2 tires?

Charlie said...

Wish they would spend a segment on the guys in the back on camera. Not just talk about them.

drpep said...

Why? The guys in back tonite get plenty of coverage every week. If they want coverage get up front.

Buschseries61 said...

Not a lot to cover, but TNT has done a good job so far.

Daly Planet Editor said...

DW on Twitter suggesting a caution flag.

KoHoSo said...

I've got a suggestion for DW but the rules of this blog prevent me from posting it. ;-)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Half of my RaceBuddy is down. Wah.

Only get Mosaic #2.

Jonathan said...

Race Buddy down here as well DOH

lacboi said...

This is when the caution happens

Sophia said...

JD

Didn't you say Mike Wells went to Indycar? If so, who is producing TNT?

Lots more useless, extended bumper car than I've every seen.

Stil scads better than FOX or ESPN!!!!

Just curious...if you posted this, I missed it, sorry.

Buschseries61 said...

They made a great observation with that bumper cam shot & stuck with it for a while. The other networks just use it randomly for 5 seconds and switch shots.

Jonathan said...

I like how Nascar is letting this play out no cautions its about time!!!

KoHoSo said...

Ummm...missing something on what was happening with the 43?

CaseMoney said...

The 43 crew had a botched takeoff and the pit reporter didn't even comment.

Buschseries61 said...

I noticed Vickers took 2 tires (Neville reported 4) the last wave of green flag stops when everyone else took 4. Seems like many other teams are using that strategy now.

RPM said...

Jr telling Jimmie to take the corners lower so he can stay to the right or he'll spin Jimmie.

Charlie said...

15 Laps to go.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Get the caution flag ready? Maybe with ten to go?

Tracy D said...

I miss Elliot Sadler in Cup.

Buschseries61 said...

Oh look! They decided to race!

Tracy D said...

What a save!

RPM said...

WOW! What a recovery by Jeff Gordon!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Fastest caution flag in NASCAR history!

Buschseries61 said...

Yocum should report why the #48 pitted instead of the booth guessing.

OSBORNK said...

Time for some "fun" GWCs?

RPM said...

Uggh, they go to local commercial right when Jr wants to talk strategy.

Looks like Hot Pass has it's drawbacks afterall.

Anonymous said...

jr is just mashing the gas doesn't care who is where..3 laps to go..ain't waiting

CaseMoney said...

Not sure what that caution flag was for..

Even for the conspiracy theorists.. that was shaping up to be a great finish. No need.

Buschseries61 said...

Jimmy Johnson story was ignored completely

Buschseries61 said...

This is soooooo freakin stupid. They ride around for 150 laps and wreck each other when they try to race.

KoHoSo said...

Poor follow-up on stories all night...a stark contrast from the first race on TNT this season when they did so well.

Anonymous said...

Joey Lugnuts is not making friends and with all due respect to Mark Martin, it's time to hang up the helmet.

Can't stand this two car teams. NASCAR thinks this is racing that true fans want to see? Get real.

Sophia said...

been busy & multi tasking off the net all night...sorry to read reviews that TNT is not covering the stories like they used, too.

STILL the better camera work helps me but to WHOM do i thank the tnt camera work?
No mo Mike Wells, correct??????????/

DETEST GWC...sigh

first said 2 laps to go now 3 laps?WTHH?

CaseMoney said...

So now because of a caution flag that never needed to be thrown, now half the field is wrecked.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Case, totally agree.

Anonymous said...

anon 10:22...not Joey's fault, or Mark's fault, just a product of this racing. Cars checking up on restart, nothing new.

Also, what makes you think NASCAR wants this? They just haven't figured out how to make them not do it.

KoHoSo said...

Anonymous 10:22...in all fairness, it's not like we didn't have big wrecks with the last setup. However, looking at this love-bug style of racing overall, I could not agree with you more.

Tracy D said...

KP's description of having to get a new date for the last dance is apt. Not the kind of racing that breeds new fans. Or holds the old ones.

Anonymous said...

Yo guys, how's about you do some more reporting? You had the big one and no word on who was actually involved, who's out, ect.

Sophia said...

Why the *&&%$& is this caution lasting so long?????

Typical NASCAR "manipulation"

disappointing :(

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I think that Kyle and Wally were just terrible tonight. They seem to get worse with each race. I predicted that the end would be insane. Thats not a big surprise in that regard. I'll be glad to move on to the next race.

Anonymous said...

jr worried about right front going down

Anonymous said...

Nascar CAN do things to change e drugging, but they choose not to. They've known the COT sucks, but they just keep plugging away with it. Nascar changes things all the time, except for things that would make the racing better.

Buschseries61 said...

Looks like Johnson pitted to get hooked up with Gordon, and it worked.

Anonymous said...

An absolute joke.

Buschseries61 said...

The only two storylines of this race: David Ragan was shoved across the line first and carbon monoxide is bad.

Anonymous said...

Ugly finish.....but nice to see a different winner!

Sophia said...

I am so done w these multiple GWCs. too many restarts fakes the ending....sigh.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Going to be some angry drivers and some interesting words after this one.

Let's see how TNT handles it.

CaseMoney said...

What a mockery. I hope I can somebody see a real race at Daytona again in my lifetime.

Roadgeek Adam said...

I called this after Regan Smith won the Southern 500. These crown jewel events, pardoning the World 600 have produced first time winners. I got my 3rd of the 5 crown jewel events.

Anonymous said...

can I ask why my last comment wasn't published? I commented on the lack of reporting on the big one? did I do something wrong?

OSBORNK said...

I thought the booth gave little to no information on the last lap and the race results. they just said "It's great Racing!".

KoHoSo said...

Anonymous 10:41...it's up there...sometimes Blogger is slow.

Anonymous said...

see it now, sorry JD!!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Comments are open right now, no moderation at all. Say it again.

Must be a tech issue.

Buschseries61 said...

They gave a lot of interviews, but they were quite rushed. Running off the air 10 minutes too.

Roadgeek Adam said...

I'm happy with the ending, it seems no one else is.

Jack Shaftoe said...

TNT did a rather good job tonight, given what they had to work with.

However, this is horrid racing. I'll not waste my time for the next restrictor-plate race.

Anonymous said...

why the big delay for online starting..because they quit off the air so early? Plus it screwed up anyone with a dvr doing it 10 minutes early

Daly Planet Editor said...

No, they just have to patch the TV stuff into the online stuff.

It's on now.

Daly Planet Editor said...

The TV Police post is up. Please leave us your comments on the TNT coverage today.