Saturday, October 15, 2011

Live Blogging Sprint Cup Series From Charlotte (ABC - 7PM ET)


Coverage switches from ESPN over to ABC for this night race. That means no RaceBuddy or Watch ESPN app as ABC is a broadcast network and has exclusive rights. There will be ESPN Nonstop commercials in the second half of the telecast.

Some ABC local stations might be showing local news during the pre-race show, but all will join for the race which has total national coverage live. Please let us know if any station does not join for the green flag.

Mike Massaro is handling the hosting duties for the Infield Pit Studio. Rusty Wallace and Brad Daugherty are the analysts. Tim Brewer is in the Tech Garage.

Rusty and Brad are once again going to be asked to talk about the Chase, but not neglect the race. It's a tough mix that ESPN has struggled with for years. The script this week may be Jimmie Johnson, but keep an eye on the topics featured in the pre-race. They often become the script for the race coverage.

Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree have been on the air for three days now on ESPN working hard. We will see how much gas they have left in the tank for a couple of hours of night racing on the ABC side. The good side is they handled the practice and qualifying coverage, the downside is they have to be exhausted.

Jamie Little and Vince Welch are out in Las Vegas for the final IndyCar race of the season. Shannon Spake and Mike Massaro are working pit road for the race with Dr. Jerry Punch and Dave Burns. Pit road could be a lonely place if this becomes another gas mileage race or a hectic mess if incidents happen on the track.

ESPN has a great Nationwide Series race and a rough Cup telecast last week. Somehow, the Cup races seem to keep the tradition of "hper-tight" coverage rolling along. CMS has a ton of action on the tight two-groove track and it's easy for TV to miss a lot of it with the focus on only one or two cars at a time. Keep an eye out for how ESPN produces the actual racing.

The quad-splits for caution flag pitstops are still outstanding. The ESPN Nonstop makes a big difference. Having Allen Bestwick has made a huge difference and closed the information gap. Punch has been outstanding on pit road. Those are the good things.

The bad is that ESPN still tries to work back to the stories from the pre-race show. Rather than let the racing just happen, it's been about the topics selected in advance and then forced into the telecasts. That has alienated fans and TV viewers.

So, here we go. This post will serve to host your opinion about the ABC coverage of the Sprint Cup Series race from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. To add your comment, just click on the comments button below. Thanks!

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Daly Planet Editor said...

Here we go folks. Fast track in the cool weather under the lights.

ChrisK said...

Skipping the pre-race. Already exceeded my tolerance for blah, blah, blah today.

Becky [@hightechredneck] said...

As suspected, WDAY in Fargo, ND is showing local news rather than pre-race. I expected it. Didn't even bother to send an email complaint this time (didn't want to waste the energy).

Anonymous said...

KOCO in Oklahoma City is airing a special Oklahoma State post-game show instead of the pre-race.

Sally said...

Looks like it's going to be all JJ all the time. Oh goody.

jimm57 said...

'evening Planeteers!

Wow, that opening copter shot showed good seats still available 30 min before the start!

My daughters at the race in turn 2!

ANYBODY by the 48 tonight.

KudzuCarl said...

Good evening folks. Switching back and forth between the prerace and UGA/Vandy.

jimm57 said...

anybody BUT the 48

KudzuCarl said...

I'm with ya' Jimm.

Anonymous said...

Good lord we have CFB, Tigers/Rangers and Nascar oh and hockey. Nascar race better be good to keep me watching with such a menu to choose from tonight.

Daly Planet Editor said...

You need to change that Brian France name. We also do not allow hate speech or profanity.

Sorry!

Sally said...

Opinions about why so many fans are so underwhelmed with JJ's 5 straight titles? Is it because they are all with the 'chase'? Is it because so many find him boring? It seems no matter how hard Nascar and the media try to sell it, fans aren't buying. We all know he's really good...so why the ennui?

Rachel said...

My affiliate (KXLY-TV in Spokane) is airing the local news as well.

Sally said...

I'd love to know who just got all the 'boos' during driver intros.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Sally, tonight a family member is introducing the drivers.

Kyle introduced Kurt and then Kurt introduced Kyle.

Told it did not go well.

scarletandmaize said...

How good could the pre-race show be if we could replace Brad and Rusty with Ray Evernham and Ricky Craven?

KudzuCarl said...

Personally, I think he is too robotic - totally without personality or swagger. He doesn't intimidate anyone, he's not the King of anything. He just goes about his business and wins. What fun is that?

KudzuCarl said...

By the way, I was responding to Sally about JJ.

jimm57 said...

Sally, for me its all the above. Im tired of all the talk about him, the stories about him, etc. Theres 42 other drivers, and little coverage of them. There's so many stories to cover during the 3+ hrs of coverage, but he dominates most of it whether he has a good or a bad day. JMO.

Anonymous said...

WFTS Tampa Rocks! Went with Nascar Countdown..Thanks

ChrisK said...

I think JJ just reflects the latest generation of drivers that are more concerned with political correctness and appeasing their sponsors' views of what a driver should be than the previous generations were/are. Maybe Lowe's is a more conservative company than some of the others too. He just comes across as bland and robotic.

Anonymous said...

@jimm57

I agree with you. I am sooooo tired of hearing about JJ that I no longer watch any NASCAR shows and keep the race on mute.

Makiki
Honolulu

Roland said...

Strong crowd tonight, despite the high ticket prices

KudzuCarl said...

And Chad's a cheatin' dog -- but I respect him for it.

Anonymous said...

Well that was awkward... Now to you Allen!

sbaker17 said...

I'm tired of all jj all the time too,
but the media are to blame for the constant blather.

KarynStone said...

Ha - BOFA spokesman - they are proud of so many things - are they proud that they have alienated most of their customers??

Daly Planet Editor said...

They did the exact same awkward thing with Massaro last night.

Even showed a replay of him running to pit road.

52 yr. fan said...

I predict a low turnout. Race
City not overrun with fans this
weekend. No activities in downtown Charlotte either.

Rusty said track in not sensitive
but it is sensitive????

glenc1 said...

Sally, I think part of it is Jimmie overkill. I turned away as soon as I saw him, only because I've already heard what he has to say this week. But I personally just find a certain slyly arrogant vibe from Jimmie a turn off. I actually don't mind Knaus. In Jimmie's defense, it might be just that he's a bit defensive from having to listen to all the 'vanilla' comments. Anyways, I think a lot of people just don't like anyone dominating. Jeff G got a lot of hate back in the day too.

Mike said...

Where is Nicole Briscoe?

Not that I'm complaining.

Palmetto said...

I don't normally watch pre-race. Actors doing canned hype segments is one reason why.

Anonymous said...

AHHH SARAH!!!!!

Palmetto said...

Pick up the pace, please. This broadcast is only scheduled for four hours.

Palmetto said...

Oops, left out the word 'anthem'.

KarynStone said...

OMG - this singer can't pronounce spangled!

jimm57 said...

no fly-by?

Anonymous said...

Nicole is in Vegas for the Indy race. That was a long anthem!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!

glenc1 said...

Sara is a great singer, but unless someone was asking her to stretch, that was just not a good way to do it.

With apologies to Snooki, that Mr Bill Pistachios commercial makes me laugh every time. No idea why.

52 said...

I'm wrong on the turnout comment. Crowd looks good!

Sarah trying to make the anthem a nasal ballad.

Ben in NC said...

Now that is how the National Anthem should be done everytime.

Mike said...

Looks like AJ is back with his wife?

Anonymous said...

that anthem gets a F! worst and most disrespectful anthem ever, focused all on her

KarynStone said...

jimm57 - should have been a long, low flyby - maybe it would have drowned out that horrible singing.

Anonymous said...

I stopped watching pre/post/weekday race shows a couple of years ago. I can barely watch the actual race. But I can't afford to go to any race, it's all I got.

Sally said...

I see Andy wore his pink tie tonight. ;)

ChrisK said...

Fly-by was earlier. They don't do it after dark.

rich said...

thank you Sarah Evans

Charlie said...

Do a commercial lady

Anonymous said...

this BoA advertising is sickening, trying to make themselves look like the good guy, what a joke...

Anonymous said...

She thanked Bank of America! This isn't a good time to thank a bank!

Anonymous said...

OK City just now joined the broadcast.

Palmetto said...

jimm57, the planes didn't have enough fuel to wait around for the anthem to finish.

KarynStone said...

Anon - not a good time to thank BOFA for sure!

KudzuCarl said...

No speeches before giving the command. Apparently a teacher that can't follow instructions.

Sophia said...

No fly over? The singer dragged out the song in such a slow manner, I thought she was waiting on the jets??Bummer.

My sister is spending the night with trooper 91 yr old mom who fell last night & took her hour to get to phone. She's been sick & lost 30 lbs before this....Thankfully it was on carpet in her bedroom and she's fine but sore. no broken bones but I digress.

I need some distraction & will watch the race live & tweet with friends on a girlsNightout I'm missing locally.

Also will check in here if the camera work annoys me. ...if it annoys me...WHEN it annoys me.

Least Tony is on the pole :) so that is good thing.fun to watch nice racing but I WISH they would get rid of the grass...how often will we gripe about the splitter getting messed up by the grass drive thrus.

PS Also drinking adult beverages so expect mellow Soph tweets, er, comments :-D

ChrisK said...

Time for NASCAR to crack down on the commercials during start your engines. It's getting pretty ridiculous.

KarynStone said...

Palmetto - LOL

Anonymous said...

No Sprint Cup Mobile on my Sprint iPhone 4s :-(

Bill said...

That crap needs to stop! We need Adam Sandler!

Roadgeek Adam said...

And for race 3 of the weekend. The Bank of America 500. Let's hope for wreckfest. (And AJ Allmendinger winning.)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Sophia, a flyover at night in the dark?

52 said...

No HOT PASS on DirectTV. Someone
asleep?

Daly Planet Editor said...

I asked Sprint about that, they said Apple will not allow it!

Nice partnership.

Buschseries61 said...

There seems to be a lot more hype than normal around this race.

Anonymous said...

Where is HOTPASS!

KarynStone said...

They could have had Apache helicopters flying low around the track like they did a few years ago.

That was cool

Daly Planet Editor said...

52, you get Hot Pass for ABC races?

Palmetto said...

Roadgeek Adam, if you wanted a wreck fest then you should have watched the trucks. 50 laps out of 143 run under the yellow. I enjoy a good fender bender as much as the next redneck, but I'm glad I didn't pay to attend that caution parade.

Anonymous said...

HOTPASS IS ON! WITH PRN!

glenc1 said...

actually flyover at night is pretty cool. At Richmond sometimes it's close to dark & you can see the lights of the jets...I liked that. The sound & feel is what's most impressive anyways.

Sophia said...

JD & others

I NEVER knew they did not do flyovers in the dark....but makes sense...so what is her excuse for dragging out the song? hmmm?

The things I learn on this blog.

Roadgeek Adam said...

The 600 was the only of the 5 crown jewel events that did not produce a first time winner. (Bayne, Smith, Ragan and Mernard were at the other 4.) AJ Allmendinger stands the best chance for it tonight. I know the Richard Petty Motorsports clan would love it.

Roadgeek Adam said...

Palmetto, I watched all but the first wreck of the Truck race

52 said...

Good questiion. Drivers listed
are 88,48, 24 & 2, but no
coverage. Maybe ABC won't allow it on Direct.

NorCalFan said...

I've got HotPass and it's tuned to #24. Been a long time since he's been on a channel.

Daly Planet Editor said...

DirecTV guys said oops...Hot Pass is on!

52 said...

HOT pass on Direct now.

Anonymous said...

What a surprise...

52 said...

Thanks much JD. You woke 'em up.

Sally said...

They do the flyover at the night race at Bristol. And, if military jets can't fly at night, we're in a heap of trouble!

Anonymous said...

Apple allows Verizon's NFL Mobile app, but not Sprint's Sprint Cup Mobile?

ChrisK said...

Too much car noise in the audio. Don't they have windows in the booth? :)

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, I have no idea. Have a feeling that if Apple is involved, it has something to do with money.

Anonymous said...

Very thankful to ABC for the larger names and numbers. Can now read it. Ls

Daly Planet Editor said...

Wish they dumped the lower third. Makes for three and sometimes four lines of moving content on the screen.

Sophia said...

yea the car noise is pretty loud...fun if the guys are quiet...starting the DREADED in car chop fest :-(

Sally

I thought I remembered seeing flyovers at night...if it was at Bristol I wonder why not here. . . .

Anonymous said...

I always enjoyed the access to the scanners, streaming video, and radio broadcasts. I guess no more. Hopefully something can be worked out.

Anonymous said...

I was having a terrible time hearing the guys but changed my tv from stereo to mono, made a huge difference. Ls

Anonymous said...

If the Sprint phone app is flash then it won't work on Apple phone or ipads.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, the ABC stations will not allow it just like the FOX stations will not.

The big problem with the current technology available is that is does not mesh with the old school broadcast TV networks.

Expect changes in 2014, but for now this is the deal.

Sally said...

Single car shots. in car cameras give no perspective already. And no crawler.

Ir42nate2bhere said...

Curious, doesn't Bristol begin before dusk?

Daly Planet Editor said...

4 lines of moving graphics. I am not a fan.

Sally said...

Just about sundown. You can usually see the afterburners glowing. Very cool. and they ususally seem to fly really low!

Sally said...

Lots of clutter. extremely distracting.

KoHoSo said...

I can only suppose that it's OK to put all of that extra graphical "action" on the screen as there is apparently no close racing going on right now.

Sally said...

If Nascar wonders why the fans at home think all the races are nothing but single file parades, I suggest they watch the crap that we are shown during the race. It's like watching qualifying all night long.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Man, that is a lot of graphic stuff!

Anonymous said...

TV screen is way too busy with the updates/scores below and the ticker above.

NorCalFan said...

I only have two moving lines of graphics--Nascar on top and ESPN crap along the bottom. What am I not missing?

Buschseries61 said...

A new NAPA commercial!

jimm57 said...

YEah, the screem is too busy to show racing, so we get commercials!

Roadgeek Adam said...

I have SD televisions in my house so the graphics are cutting off in places. It's readable, but not that great.

Roadgeek Adam said...

Buschseries: Nope, old one in repeat.

Charlie said...

Nascar is the only one that has 3 or 4 bars on the Tv.

Wish they would just show the race and forget all this promotional stuff when they come back from commercial.

John in Chico said...

I'm in Chico, Northern California and nothing unusual. The normal ticker on the top and bottom.

oldnewenglander said...

In case anyone is wondering why the race is on ABC and the featured college football game is over on ESPN.

Most likely, this is really all about the football. ESPN only has cable rights to the SEC. CBS has the network rights for the SEC.

Buschseries61 said...

Didn't know that Adam, how old is it?

Anonymous said...

The pit reporter just said that Trevor Bayne said that he may have brushed the wall. Instead of following up on that, AB starts in on Glenn Wood's picture on the hood of the #21. Sometimes, AB seems to be in another world. When there's a report that someone brushes the wall, they try to get a good camera shot of the right side. They didn't seem to make any effort. I got a look at the right side and the lettering seemed intact on both right side tires and the bodywork looked clean. Its just a nit, but shows how superficial Espn's approach is.

Roadgeek Adam said...

Probably the one right before the one previous to this one.

KudzuCarl said...

Lapping cars after 30 laps - getting really spaced out and really ugly early tonight.

And speaking of ugly - here's Brewer with something we don't need to hear again!

ChrisK said...

This was a tweet from Bob Pockrass at the track earlier. There was also a photo posted on Twitter of the fly-by by a C-130. It would have disappeared after dark.

If you're at track today, flyover at 6:39 p.m. ET following God Bless America. Would be too dark after national anthem.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Media at the track saying looks like long green flag runs for the night.

Just gave Mikey some grief on Twitter about the new NAPA ad. He said they did not retire his shaking butt ad just yet.

Anonymous said...

AB says Biffle closing in and we see the sainted Edwards driving by himself....

I'm going to learn how to drink.

Makiki

Anonymous said...

1-0 Detroit

Sally said...

Go Tigers!

Anonymous said...

Sorry but long drawn out single file racing is sending me back to the ALCS game where Caberra just hit a HR in the 1st inning.

jimm57 said...

Oh Boy! A s l o - m o full screen replay! Yeah, thats better - NOT!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Anon, you are not alone and NASCAR knows that is clearly the challenge for this Chase.

Anonymous said...

OK, Did everyone take 4 tires? They are terrible at reporting this. They said some might try 2 tires to gain track position. Really amateurish.

Charlie said...

was that another replay where they stopped it before they should have.

ChrisK said...

Production crew for ABC is actually same as ESPN, right?

vettesnfrets said...

Daly Planet Editor,just want say it's nice to have you give insights and explain things us lay people would never know. Great job

VnF

jimm57 said...

My scanner keeps dropping out. Anyone else having problems with scanner?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Yes Chris.

Anonymous said...

Why can't NASCAR do something to stop this single file racing with very little passing. Losing viewers with each race. For now they need a caution every 25 laps. Give me plate races any day. Ls

Charlie said...

Tight shots do not get it. There has to be a car passing another car.

Daly Planet Editor said...

VnF,

All the TV networks, NASCAR radio outlets and NASCAR officials help me out all the time.

If not for their info and updates, it would not happen!

Sally said...

Only 27 cars on the lead lap after 63 laps. dismal.

jimm57 said...

Nice to see coverage of Kahne even tho he's not in the chase.

Sally said...

Identical cars with aero push...you get races like this. My pillow is cdalling to me!

Anonymous said...

Now, do you notice all the idle chit-chat in the booth. Some of the cars are faster and some are slowing up, but they give no particulars other than the 3@. Big Brad and Rusty just chimed in.

Anonymous said...

I've had it. I'll check back in for the final few laps, but I just can't put up with this carp for 500 miles.

Sally said...

OMG! They accidently showed 3 cars in the same shot!

William said...

Well this race is a milestone, 64 laps in and I am changing channels. Will not bother with dvr. Definately last season of NASCAR, was fun at times but last few years have sucked.

KoHoSo said...

Charlie, I'm beginning to wonder if there's any passing going on right now except of lapped cars. On the few wide or long shots we've seen, this looks like a pleasant late night drive on I-5 in California through the Central Valley.

My switching over to college football games is becoming more frequent.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Can you even imagine Keselowski getting lapped 60 laps into the race!

Daly Planet Editor said...

We ask ESPN to chase the best or even any racing on the track. They stick with "telling the story" from the pre-race show.

It really does not make for good TV.

Charlie said...

But I would watch a lead car pass a lapped car.
Better then zooming in on one car.

Buschseries61 said...

ESPN is eagerly waiting for something to happen.

Sophia said...

Personally, I find it &^%$#*@ annoying the bottom scroll non stop. It's insulting to the race imo.

Why do they do this even on ABC? I detest the "Mothership".

So it's good to multi task when listening to the race or drink. I discovered Sobieski Vodka. Great stuff, CHEAP..and friend of mine told me she puts it in diet coke. Works. Don't even taste it.


Anybody have a PRN link to listen to online? I miss the radio guys, tho I prefer MRN. Have lost the links that used to carry racing.

P.S.I must confess, I detest the musical NAPA adds :( like the talking ones with Mikey better. They were FUNNY. this dancing stuff is just....creepy

Anonymous said...

@Sally

3 cars in one shot!
Even ESPN makes mistakes.
They'll fix it and go back to making sure only one car at a time is shown.

Makiki

Sally said...

Looks like they have seats on the back stretch covered again.

Charlie said...

here ya go, a whole segment of tight shots, then commercial.

Anonymous said...

I smell a debris caution with the #2 about to be lapped.

Anonymous said...

2-0 Detroit.

Sally said...

Nascar decides to close up the field.

KudzuCarl said...

There's your debris caution.

Buschseries61 said...

And ANON 8:29 is the winner!

Anonymous said...

Here we go a twist tie on the track to bring out a caution and give the guys on pit road something to do.

Daly Planet Editor said...

You called it. Debris sitting on the track until they needed it.

Sally said...

Looks like lots of good seats are available.

MtnVwJay said...

link to prn broadcast on WKLM http://www.wkml.com/streamer/?sid=403aiq01gr3dmts2uf4f321u6m30p0nt

52 said...

Hot Pass with PRN is great tonight. NO Brad,Brewer, and Rusty
to endure.

KudzuCarl said...

The first Charlotte race I went to, Fall of 2000, I actually saw a guy throw a turkey leg over the fence at the 24. But that didn't bring out a caution.

Anonymous said...

It makes up for the silly typo I made in my post at 8:25 pm when I tried to type #2 and typed gibberish. Its easy to predict debris cautions. You start by watching where the #88 is running! Lol.

Anonymous said...

thanks MtnVwJay

Roland said...

@52 yes sir. Listening to PRN as well. No Rusty and Brad = no complaints

Anonymous said...

It's been minutes since a JJ or Saint Carl mention. Major ESPN fail.

Makiki

Daly Planet Editor said...

The PRN guys have been working like dogs to try and get their races on NASCAR.com by working with Turner.

I hope that happens down the road.

The Loose Wheel said...

So I think it's been a year plus since I have been on here for a full race but going to give it a whirl.

Booth seems pretty strong but still has an awkward roboticness about it. I'm really starting to put it less on the networks and more onto NASCAR itself.

RD was interesting, so Jimmie hasn't won the last 5 championships? Seems like he has and the fact no one talks about it? Lies!

Monitoring the 18 radio tonight. No longer scanning JPM since Pattie got the ax.

Buschseries61 said...

The turn 4 grandstands look empty compared to the frontstretch.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Told it was smaller crowd than May.

Charlie said...

Why didn't they just keep the camera on Biffle. You could tell he was going to pass for the lead.
Director does not understand Nascar.

Anonymous said...

i am listening to wysh.prn has had a few tech. glitches and it is at least 1 to 2 min. behind abc/espn.

Sally said...

Goos thing they have this thrilling 'chase' to draw huge crowds to the track, eh?

Daly Planet Editor said...

Sally, remember last year when one reporter told Brian France that fans did not like the Chase and he was just shocked?

That was classic.

Anonymous said...

These ABC broadcasts are weird. They say such basic facts. "Nascar has spotters around the track..."

It'd be like watching an NBA game where they kept mentioning there was a ball and two baskets. Ug.

Buschseries61 said...

Bestwick is explaining the basics more than usual tonight. Must be because it's primetime broadcast tv.

Sally said...

Apparently the media thinks that Nascar is akin to rocket science, and the basics must be explained at least once every race. Or that only idiots watch.

KudzuCarl said...

Appropriate that they play "I really don't care..." as the bumper music before that commercial.

Roadgeek Adam said...

Not fun seeing Jeff struggle. He's 27th (maybe 28th). Doubt he's going to go much further forward.

Roland said...

Their gonna have to deal with that 21 car tonight. Well Fords in general. They got some smoke under the hood. To quote Rusty "them hot rods are flat flyin"

Charlie said...

I was surprised a bit that they didn't talk more basics when they showed the V-8 cars in Australia. They could have but Nascar thinks they has to be basic every race.

Rambo M. said...

JD:
We know, sucks not to be surrounded by Yes Men for any significant length of time!

ChrisK said...

They have to explain the basics for the dozen or so new viewers that get their TV signal from an antenna on the roof.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Rambo, he did NOT look good at his press conference. Not at all.

Roland said...

Ricky Craven posted a great comment on the Twitter just now.

He says "Cars qualified 17 mph faster this week than last week. Check with your engineer friends - creates more overall df @ 190 than 170"

Obviously talking about the Roush/Yates engines. Boy you can see the advantage tonight for sure.

Charlie said...

Not even a 1/3 over yet.

Dave in OKC said...

Worth noting, perhaps:

It was ten years ago today that Ricky Craven scored his first Cup win at Martinsville in a door-to-door battle over Dale Jarrett. Rusty Wallace finished 14th.

Alan Bestwick had the call, and didn't have to explain the basics to anyone that day, IIRC...

Buschseries61 said...

Roland - Thanks for reporting that! It's a shame Ricky reports something useful, but he is not on tv while Rusty & Brad are.

Anonymous said...

yawnnnn lol

ChrisK said...

Completely incoherent explanation by AB, partly saved by Andy.

Roland said...

Much better song choice this week as far as buffer music goes.

Anonymous said...

what happened to nascar boring they better fix it or I am done

Anonymous said...

well there goes jr to the back

sbaker17 said...

Have PRN on for the race, reading TDP and watching Tigers/Rangers. Sad state of affairs to have baseball on as opposed to a race. Any race. I used to use baseball as a sleep aid.

jimm57 said...

Charlie, 1/2 way is 167 laps

gunna need more beer....

Buschseries61 said...

Did you know radios have a delay?

Rambo M. said...

JD:
Actually, I missed that particular awkward moment of his, only read about it after the fact. Wish I did't. If I recall, he looked like rather a slob for the occasion too? Or was that another conference?

Charlie said...

I would call that 6 rows of graphics

Sally said...

@Rambo M..that would be any press conference. He always looks like he just got up from sleeping on the couch.

Anonymous said...

Who y'all talking about looking like a slob?

Anonymous said...

The #2 and #24 haven't moved forward the entire race. Now, with the race 1/3 over, the Network finally analyzes the situation for both cars. For Chase contenders, the Booth should be all over these situations.

Daly Planet Editor said...

I do like that double box, wished they used it for the Nonstop commercial stuff.

Buschseries61 said...

...That was 'short-pit'. Study the definition for your vocabulary test next week!

Daly Planet Editor said...

Rambo, he was heavy, his face was puffy and he was whisked away after his appearance.

Feel bad for the guy really.

Anonymous said...

Can they schedule SNL on earlier? This is not even funny anymore. Do they care what we think?

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