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NASCAR's lame pre-race coverage

Post by Shaft » Sunday, 01 March 2009, 23:00 PM

Who is tired of NASCAR's lame pre-race coverage? It used to be when the race coverage started that the race usually started within 10 minutes. Now they waste at least an hour of jibba jabba before the pre-race ceremonies even begin. And to top it off, you have the half hour Countdown To Green before the 1 hour pre-race show. It's just as bad as the Superbowl pre-pre-game pre-game shows.

It could be worse. At least the actual race coverage isn't that awful job TNT does with their "Wide Open Coverage" for the Firecracker 400 at Daytona. And since Benny Parsons is dead, we don't have to listen to his absent minded commentary.
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Post by Texas Mobil 219 » Monday, 02 March 2009, 3:43 AM

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Post by 721HACKSAW » Monday, 02 March 2009, 5:18 AM

I blame FOX network more than NASCAR. Thier coverage reminds me of a Saturday morning cartoon, with all the lame computerized gimicks. Chris Meyers doesn't know the first thing about Stock cars, and DW is just plain corny in my opinion. I enjoy the Nationwide coverage on ESPN much more, Dale Jarret and Rusty Wallace are much more in tune to the drivers and technology.

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Post by treetall » Monday, 02 March 2009, 7:47 AM

yep what hacksaw said. the nationwide series just seems more "professional". i know that sounds crazy but they actually talk about the cars on their while on fox they joke around. and that pre race stuff is killin me. and like the other week with the daytona 500 i saw on tv that is started at 1 but amazingly they didnt drop the green flag until 3:45.
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Re: NASCAR's lame pre-race coverage

Post by 928bolo » Monday, 02 March 2009, 17:44 PM

I agree. Too much hype.
I set my Tivo and skip the long intro.


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Post by djrebel236 » Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 1:26 AM

i watched the pens game then i turned on the race and i figured it would of been half way over, NOT, only 65 laps into it when i turned it on, i agree, need to get rid of the hour n a half of bs before the races...Dj
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Re: NASCAR's lame pre-race coverage

Post by 127 » Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 18:32 PM

I started watching Nascar regular in 1992 and that was the year Alan Kulwicki won the championship.
Most of the races for the next several years started at 12:15 or 1:15 and the TV coverage started 15 minutes prior.
1-2 hours of prerace is absurd but I guess the networks have to squeeze every last $$$$ from advertisers so they can afford to pay nascar for the rights to broadcast.
Nascar has went from a good ole boy sport to a high tech and high $$$$$ sport where the billionaire team owners like Hendrick, Gibbs and Roush run the table.
It is not a sport anymore but made for TV entertainment.
Top 35 locked in....no racing back to the caution....selective rules enforcement.....what is next?????

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Re: NASCAR's lame pre-race coverage

Post by 127 » Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 18:36 PM

treetall wrote:yep what hacksaw said. the nationwide series just seems more "professional". i know that sounds crazy but they actually talk about the cars on their while on fox they joke around. and that pre race stuff is killin me. and like the other week with the daytona 500 i saw on tv that is started at 1 but amazingly they didnt drop the green flag until 3:45.
You want to see real racing, go to your local 1/2 or 1/3 mile short tracks on Saturday night. That's as real as it gets.

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Post by MoJo » Thursday, 05 March 2009, 14:01 PM

Come on...

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Post by Shaft » Thursday, 05 March 2009, 15:10 PM

UGH! I can't stand digger. Just another lame attempt to make it exciting. I guess it's a way to attract kids.
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Re: NASCAR's lame pre-race coverage

Post by treetall » Thursday, 05 March 2009, 18:35 PM

127 wrote:
treetall wrote:yep what hacksaw said. the nationwide series just seems more "professional". i know that sounds crazy but they actually talk about the cars on their while on fox they joke around. and that pre race stuff is killin me. and like the other week with the daytona 500 i saw on tv that is started at 1 but amazingly they didnt drop the green flag until 3:45.
You want to see real racing, go to your local 1/2 or 1/3 mile short tracks on Saturday night. That's as real as it gets.
hey 127. every friday night at my local short track. watching the legend cars and all the other classes. love it. man thats a ball watching that. nascar is just gettin to professional and too strict and making it more tv friendly instead of going out there and racing. now dont get me wrong there aint a race that i will miss watching but they are just gettin too professional
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Re: NASCAR's lame pre-race coverage

Post by 127 » Thursday, 05 March 2009, 18:36 PM

Shaft wrote:UGH! I can't stand digger. Just another lame attempt to make it exciting. I guess it's a way to attract kids.
If they want to get kids watching then fire the 3 idiots doing the telecast now and replace them with Spongebob, patrick, and squidward.

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Post by Punkin Head » Sunday, 15 March 2009, 13:43 PM

Nascar is good and I watch it but Dirt track is where its at. my closest track is Hagerstown Speedway and that is one awesome track. If ya find yourself near the Hagerstown MD area you need to check it out one Saturday night
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Post by Shaft » Sunday, 15 March 2009, 15:55 PM

No lame coverage this weekend. NASCAR was off. :r&r:
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This is my father, at 71 years old mixing it up at New Smyrna Speedway during Speed Weeks. The car is a "Vintage Modified" he belongs to DAARA, an antique auto racing club. I built this car for him from a lot of old short track parts I had an old 34 Hudson body. He is having the time of his life!
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Post by 127 » Friday, 23 October 2009, 14:24 PM

721HACKSAW wrote:This is my father, at 71 years old mixing it up at New Smyrna Speedway during Speed Weeks. The car is a "Vintage Modified" he belongs to DAARA, an antique auto racing club. I built this car for him from a lot of old short track parts I had an old 34 Hudson body. He is having the time of his life!
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Post by Shatterhand » Friday, 23 October 2009, 21:18 PM

You know what you guys are right. Coverage was awesome for decades but lately it's just rock bottom.

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Re: NASCAR's lame pre-race coverage

Post by Dimitri » Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 15:02 PM

I watch NASCAR and as much as it pains me to admit to following Kurt Busch as he is driving a Dodge I must admit that I never watched a pre-race show for it. Dont see why I'd watch a prerace show.

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Post by rbodenbender » Saturday, 08 May 2010, 13:41 PM

the best pre race coverage was done on NBC. the Discover Card countdown to Green with Bill Weber on pit road and BP beside him from time to time. the two quotes i miss hearing the most are "Que the duck!" - Benny Parsons and "You don't have to look it up, because we already did." - Bill Weber

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Post by Shaft » Saturday, 08 May 2010, 16:06 PM

rbodenbender wrote:the best pre race coverage was done on NBC. the Discover Card countdown to Green with Bill Weber on pit road and BP beside him from time to time. the two quotes i miss hearing the most are "Que the duck!" - Benny Parsons and "You don't have to look it up, because we already did." - Bill Weber
Their pre-race coverage may have been OK, but I couldn't stand Benny Parsons color commentary. I think Fox has the best in race coverage. The worst was that stupid wide open coverage that TNT did for the Firecracker 400.
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