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Phil Allaway

Phil Allaway · Sunday July 13, 2008


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Phil Allaway is’s resident road course nut. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 23, 1984, but grew up in the Upstate New York town of North Greenbush, which is a small suburb of Albany. In addition to his writing for, he works in a hospital as a per diem employee, and freelance writes for The Record of Troy, New York, covering Lebanon Valley Speedway.

However, Phil’s experience in watching NASCAR (and racing on television in general) is far more extensive. Phil discovered the series now known as the Sprint Cup Series on August 14, 1988 (got that date from while watching television with his father. He came upon the Bud at the Glen on ESPN and Phil was enthralled. Phil’s immediate family members are not fans of the sport (with the slight exception of his father, who will watch some of the big races every now and then), so they did not understand Phil’s fixation with the sport. Phil was hooked, but didn’t know the schedule, so he could only watch the races whenever he was lucky enough to come upon them. This changed in 1991, when he finally figured out the schedule and could determine when the races were run, and on what channel. He also had his first race taped for him when his mother taped the Daytona 500 for him that year while he went to New York City to go see the New York Knicks take on the Detroit Pistons (his favorite basketball team at the time, who were without Isiah Thomas that day (his favorite player at the time, who was injured)). After this point, Phil began watching NASCAR on a more regular basis. He could not watch all the races until 1996 because his cable system, for some reason, did not carry TBS for reasons that remain unclear. As for favorite drivers, Phil believes that at first, beginning fans latch onto whatever driver (or driver’s car) they first see, or whoever is being talked about. This resulted in him briefly being a fan of Geoff Bodine, then Dale Earnhardt, and Ricky Craven before settling on Johnny Benson.

As for hobbies, when Phil is not talking about motorsports, watching them, or viewing them, he likes to spend time with his buddies, watch sports, play video games, play a little Golf (however, he’s not very good) and ride his road bicycle (the kind with the skinny tires). He hopes to make writing about motorsports into a full-time career. In addition, he also hopes to be able to build more endurance on his bike, while at the same time being able to ride faster. His personal long distance at the moment is 51.5 miles (in June 2005) and his typical cruise speed on flat land is between 12-17 mph.

When You Can See Phil’s Frontstretch Columns :
Talking NASCAR TV: Tuesdays
Top News: Thursdays (Newsletter)
The Critic’s Annex: Thursdays (Newsletter)
Turning Back the Clock: Friday (Newsletter)

Phil’s Favorite Non-Racing Sites He Recommends

ESPN’s Page 2 – Great site for sports coverage, and some humor as well. I almost wish that the Bucks don’t hire Bill Simmons as their GM because I won’t get to read his columns anymore.
Digital Press – If you’re a video game nut, this is the place to go. This can’t miss site has been around since way back in 1991. Also, they have a sweet store in Clifton, New Jersey if you’re ever there.
Deadspin –A great sports blog. The creator released a book in late 2008 that’s fairly good.
Facebook –Not as good as it once was when it still required a college e-mail address in order to be eligible to have a profile(and a lot more contained), but still a lot less annoying to use than MySpace (Regardless, I still have profiles on both).
GameFAQs –The place to go to find guides to nearly video game in your library. Everything from Super Mario Brothers to the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game (1989, on the NES, very difficult) to the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon series and beyond.
USGS -For the acquisition of topographic quadrangle maps. The maps are much easier to obtain by purchasing direct from the USGS than finding them on your own. Phil is admittedly a nut for maps in general, but also uses them to help plan routes for bike rides.

Q & A With Phil Allaway

What Is Your Favorite Sports Team? : The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (not a fan of the new name thought up by Arte [Moreno, the owner]), but I like the overall scrappiness of the team, even though this has decreased since David Eckstein went to the Cardinals. Years ago, this used to be the New York Knickerbockers, but the games have become hard to watch ever since Isiah Thomas took over the team and screwed it up royally.

What Is Your Favorite TV Show(s)? : South Park, Family Guy, The Simpsons, PTI (Pardon the Interruption, when both Mike and Tony are there)

How Many Sprint Cup Events Have You Attended? : Four; 1995 Miller Genuine Draft 500 (Pocono, July), 1998 Bud at the Glen (Watkins Glen), 1998 Farm Aid on CMT 300 (Loudon, August), 2006 AMD @ the Glen (Watkins Glen), 2009 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen (Watkins Glen)* *On credential

What Is Your Favorite Racing Memory? : I don’t have one particular memory, but here are a few I can think of (in no particular order): 1988 Bud at the Glen (when I discovered the series), 1993 Daytona 500, 1995 Goody’s 500 (Bristol, August, for obvious reasons including staying up until 1am to catch the finish), 1996 Busch Pole Qualifying, Watkins Glen (for Earnhardt winning the pole with the broken bones and his quote afterwards), 2002 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400, Rockingham (October, when Benson got his one and only Winston Cup victory)

What Was Your Favorite Cup Series Racecar? : 1987 Buick LeSabre. Those things could have been dominant if more upper echelon teams had run them. As it stands, it was the Stavola Brothers, a mid-pack King Racing and a couple of part-time teams that ran the car.

What Is Your Favorite Food? : Tuna Casserole, made by my mother (Man, that’s good).

Past articles by Phil Allaway

April 2014
04/15: IndyCar Driver Profile: Sebastien Bourdais [1]
04/15: Couch Potato Tuesday: Moving NASCAR Coverage Onto The Web [7]
04/08: Couch Potato Tuesday: Raining On FOX's NASCAR Parade [9]
04/01: Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN's Race It Didn't Cover [6]
March 2014
03/24: Couch Potato Tuesday: If You Make TMZ, It's Never A Good Sign [21]
03/18: Couch Potato Tuesday: Why Did FOX Play NASCAR TV Roulette At Bristol? [15]
03/11: Couch Potato Tuesday: Independent Thinking Working Into Race Coverage [6]
03/04: Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Rains On Nationwide's Parade [11]
February 2014
02/25: Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Brings Change, Teething, FOX Fan Confusion [10]
02/18: Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Replaces Scroll With Quagmire [9]
November 2013
11/19: Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Finishes Up In Homestead [5]
11/12: Couch Potato Tuesday: Phoenix Penultimate Recap For FOX, ESPN
11/05: Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR's Chase Coverage Versus The Invisible Field [5]
October 2013
10/29: Couch Potato Tuesday: A Tale Of Two Martinsvilles Across Two NASCAR Networks [1]
10/21: Couch Potato Tuesday: FS1, ESPN Fall Victim To Perfect Talladega Storm [2]
10/15: Couch Potato Tuesday: Narrow Focus Hurting NASCAR Telecasts [3]
10/08: Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Does Well With Tires, Mediocre Elsewhere [2]
10/07: The Big Six: Questions Answered Following The Hollywood Casino 400 [10]
10/02: Beyond the Cockpit: Sebastien Bourdais Dishes On His Past, Present, And Future [1]
September 2013
09/30: Couch Potato Tuesday: Diminishing Skills Doomed Reid [10]
09/24: Couch Potato Tuesday: Loudon Tough To Follow While Craven Saves The Day [5]
09/17: Couch Potato Tuesday: Waltrip Shafts Trotta [5]
09/10: Couch Potato Tuesday: Chase Hype Equals Terrible TV [4]
09/02: Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Decent Work Sunday, FS1 Screws Up [7]
August 2013
08/27: Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Launches The Kyle Busch Variety Show [7]
08/20: Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN's NASCAR Problem Of How [4]
08/14: Beyond The Cockpit: Brian Keselowski Makes The Best Of His Budget
08/14: Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED to FOX Sports 1 - Sometimes Change is a Bad Thing [8]
08/12: The Esses: Watkins Glen's Nest of Trickiness [2]
08/12: Nationwide Breakdown: Zippo 200 At The Glen [5]
08/06: Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Fares Well With Pit Strategy, Flunks With Tires [3]
July 2013
07/31: Beyond the Cockpit: Mike Wallace On Funding, Plate Racing And Daughter Chrissy [4]
07/30: Couch Potato Tuesday: Indy Doesn't Give ESPN Much To Work With [3]
07/23: Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Too Narrow, SPEED Tries to Make Lemonade [1]
07/17: Beyond the Cockpit: David Stremme Talks Progress With A Small-Time Operation [1]
07/16: Couch Potato Tuesday: Alexander Simply Does Not Have The Power [10]
07/08: Kurt Busch And Furniture Row: An Unlikely Success Story [2]
07/06: Nationwide Breakdown: Subway Firecracker 250 [11]
07/02: Couch Potato Tuesday: Telecasts Struggling With NASCAR Rules [2]
June 2013
06/25: Couch Potato Tuesday: TNT Goes Through Some Struggles At Sonoma [8]
06/18: Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Meant Progress, Not Perfection For TNT [6]
06/11: Couch Potato Tuesday: TNT Drops Ball On Debut [11]
06/04: Couch Potato Tuesday: SPEED's Monster Coverage And FOX's Final Show [5]
May 2013
05/28: Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Unwittingly Becomes The Story In Charlotte [3]
05/21: Couch Potato Tuesday: SPEED's Last-Gasp Sprint Cup Hurrah [3]
05/14: Couch Potato Tuesday: The Darrell Waltrip Effect On Kyle Busch [8]
05/07: Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX's Yearly Bout With Amnesia [9]
April 2013
04/30: Couch Potato Tuesday: Drawing The Line Between Sports Coverage And E! [6]
04/23: Couch Potato Tuesday: Where Are The Drivers? NASCAR Analysis Gone Overboard [2]
04/16: Couch Potato Tuesday: Edwards Improves, But Still A Work In Progress [5]
04/09: Couch Potato Tuesday: Edwards Alters ESPN While FOX Delivers "Up Close" [4]
04/02: Couch Potato Tuesday: Rating The Top 3 Active NASCAR TV Analysts [8]
March 2013
03/26: Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Sports Does Well; FOX Lucky with Feud Focus [12]
03/19: Couch Potato Tuesday: How To Cover A NASCAR Wreck... Or Not [1]
03/12: Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX's Pre-Race - Not In-Race - Coverage Concern [10]
03/05: Couch Potato Tuesday: Danicamania Has FOX Dancing Around Too Much [9]
February 2013
02/27: Beyond the Cockpit: David Donohue [1]
02/26: Couch Potato Tuesday: Did ESPN, FOX, SPEED Cover Larson's Crash Right? [7]
02/18: Couch Potato Tuesday: John Wes Townley Got Served [7]
02/13: Beyond the Cockpit: Dion von Moltke on Audi, Team Dedication and Fitness
02/12: Couch Potato Tuesday: A Brief 2013 NASCAR TV Season Preview [1]
November 2012
11/19: Couch Potato Tuesday: Title Usurps All, Including Covering the Race [6]
11/12: Couch Potato Tuesday: Fracas Coverage Good, Focus Again Hurts ESPN
11/06: Couch Potato Tuesday: Title-itis Hurts Telecasts in All Three Series [2]
October 2012
10/29: ESPN Touts The Three-Headed Behemoth And That Isn't Good [8]
10/25: Beyond the Cockpit: Ricky Taylor on his 2012 Season, Surfer's Paradise, and the Future
10/22: Logano Is The Whammy While Bad Production Decisions Hurt ESPN [1]
10/15: ESPN Brings Some Boring Telecasts from Charlotte [1]
10/08: Couch Potato Tuesday: Sunspots Detract from Race Broadcasts [9]
10/04: Beyond the Cockpit: Chad McCumbee On A Possible Change In Career Arc?
10/01: Couch Potato Tuesday: Shrunken Lead Lap Equals Shrunken Focus for ESPN [1]
September 2012
09/25: Couch Potato Tuesday: Points Burnout after Two Weeks? Huh Boy [4]
09/17: Opening Day for NASCAR's Chase Sets the Tone on ESPN [2]
09/11: ESPN Reintroduces Fans to Johanna Long; Hypes Wild Cards Repeatedly [4]
09/03: ESPN Puts Themselves (Unintentionally) in a Dark Place at Atlanta [8]
August 2012
08/27: Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Fails to Carry Excitement to Cup Telecast [4]
08/22: Beyond the Cockpit: Patrick Long On NASCAR, Road America Testing & More [1]
08/20: SPEED's Action is Tops, While ESPN Needs to Expand Coverage [3]
08/13: Nationwide Series Breakdown: Zippo 200 at the Glen [1]
08/06: Couch Potato Tuesday: Special Guests and Weather Mark Telecasts [1]
July 2012
07/31: Overhyping and Individual Coverage Mars ESPN at Brickyard [2]
07/30: The Big Six: Questions Answered After The Brickyard 400
07/24: Chicagoland Coverage Decent, but Networks Keep Viewers Guessing [6]
07/16: How Do TNT's Commercials and Peter Griffin Compare? [4]
07/11: Beyond the Cockpit: Jeff Burton On How To Save A Struggling Season
07/09: Big Six: 2012 Coke Zero 400 [3]
07/07: Nationwide Series Breakdown: Subway Jalapeno 250 [6]
07/06: At Daytona, Bruton Smith's Caution Suggestion Dominates Discussion [3]
07/02: Couch Potato Tuesday: KFC Overload Masks Substandard TNT Coverage [9]
June 2012
06/26: Couch Potato Tuesday: TNT Lost the Bleeps, Sweeps and Creeps [6]
06/19: Couch Potato Tuesday: TNT Focuses Too Much on Earnhardt Jr. [10]
06/12: Couch Potato Tuesday: A Tale Of Two TNTs In 2012 NASCAR Debut [6]
06/05: Couch Potato Tuesday: The End of the Season for FOX [14]
May 2012
05/28: Coca-Cola 600: FOX's Commercials Bite Them Again [14]
05/21: SPEED Showcased with Mixed Results on All-Star Weekend [3]
05/15: Commercials Hurt NASCAR on FOX Again; Edwards OK in TV Debut [11]
05/07: Couch Potato Tuesday: Commercials Hurt a Decent FOX Broadcast [12]
05/01: FOX Needs to Show All Debris*, No Questions Asked [7]
April 2012
04/23: Couch Potato Tuesday: Waltrip Touts Changes, but FOX Under-Delivers [19]
04/17: Should ESPN Take a Cue from IndyCar Regarding NASCAR Telecasting? [9]
04/16: IZOD IndyCar Series Race Recap: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach [5]
04/10: SPEED does well with CTSCC, Seven Network Not Inclusive Enough [4]
04/03: Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Improvements While A New Network Rises Above [3]
March 2012
03/27: Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Lays An Egg in Fontana [12]
03/19: Couch Potato Tuesday: Good Lord, Show Us Some Racing, FOX! [9]
03/14: Beyond the Cockpit: Andy Lally Looks Back On NASCAR, Moves Forward With Career
03/13: Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN's Surprise and FOX's Continued Issues [6]
03/05: Phoenix Shows Relative Strength for FOX, ESPN Struggles [1]
February 2012
02/28: Couch Potato Tuesday: The Weather and Fatigue Hampers FOX's Points Debut [2]
02/22: Sprint Cup's New Rookie: Everyone, Say Hello to Timmy Hill
02/20: Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Needs to Watch their Danica Quotient [5]
02/14: Couch Potato Tuesday: It's Time To Preview Our NASCAR Telecasts [7]
02/14: Beyond the Cockpit: Boris Said Dishes On NASCAR Past, Present, And Future
January 2012
01/27: Turning Back the Clock: 2003 Rolex 24 at Daytona
01/26: Time To Set Your Watches: Your 2012 Rolex 24 Preview, Part IV
01/26: Time To Set Your Watches: Your 2012 Rolex 24 Preview, Part III
01/25: Time To Set Your Watches: Your Rolex 24 Preview, Part II
01/24: Time To Set Your Watches: Your 2012 Rolex 24 Preview, Part I [1]
November 2011
11/22: Talking NASCAR TV: Championship Insanity And A Raging Busch [9]
11/15: Talking NASCAR TV: Commercials Or Racing? Ads Overwhelming ESPN Coverage [6]
11/08: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Hits a Homer with Busch Coverage, Then Pops Up in the Race [3]
11/01: Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED's Continuous Coverage While ESPN Shouldn't Have Bothered [5]
October 2011
10/25: Talking NASCAR TV: Briscoe is a Trooper, SPEED Surprises and More
10/18: Talking NASCAR TV: Dealing With Tragedy in Las Vegas On-Air [4]
10/11: Talking NASCAR TV: Frantic Chase Coverage Missing One Thing... The Non-Chasers [3]
10/04: Talking NASCAR TV: Hollywood Hotel's Switch Combines With ESPN's "Switched Up" Show [8]
September 2011
09/27: Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED, Not ESPN Struggles Mightily Through Loudon Coverage [2]
09/21: Peter Visconti: Sometimes, Dreams Do Come True [1]
09/20: Talking NASCAR TV: NASCAR NonStop Major Step Forward For ESPN [6]
09/13: Talking NASCAR TV: Postseason Focus Potential Aggravation For ESPN Viewers [7]
09/06: Talking NASCAR TV: Reid's Play-By-Play Becoming Problematic For ESPN? [2]
09/01: Darrell Waltrip: A Hometown Hero [1]
August 2011
08/30: Talking NASCAR TV: Selective Reporting Hurting NASCAR Teams Without Coverage [4]
08/23: Talking NASCAR TV: Does Wallace's Team Ownership Limit His Preparation? [5]
08/14: Is It Time For More Twisties In NASCAR? [13]
08/09: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN's New Nationwide Blood... Will Schrader Get A Chance? [13]
08/02: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN's Cup Return Successful For 159 Laps... But About Lap 160... [6]
July 2011
07/27: Turning Back the Clock: 1991 Kroger 200
07/27: Race Fans, Meet Blake Koch [1]
07/26: Talking NASCAR TV: Is Michael Waltrip's Sponsor "Pimping" Out Of Hand? [8]
07/19: Talking NASCAR TV: Favoritism Kills ESPN At Loudon [12]
07/13: Beyond the Cockpit: Ricky Carmichael Gauges His Progress
07/12: Talking NASCAR TV: TNT's Enhanced Inside Trax Does Diddly [3]
07/06: Beyond the Cockpit: Paul Menard's Career Year
June 2011
06/28: Talking NASCAR TV: How Not To Properly Cover The Field [4]
06/21: Talking NASCAR TV: Will SPEED Be Driving Away With Sprint Cup Come 2012? [4]
06/14: Talking NASCAR TV: Commercials Hurt TNT Debut, Technical Trouble For SPEED [6]
06/07: Talking NASCAR TV: "Focusing" On FOX Coverage's 2011 ADD [4]
May 2011
05/31: Talking NASCAR TV: Losing Focus In The Midst Of Making History For FOX And Co. [5]
05/24: Talking NASCAR TV: Evaluating Waltrip Central On All-Star Weekend [7]
05/17: Split-Screen Surprise: Reaction To FOX Making NASCAR History [10]
05/10: Talking NASCAR TV: Did Darrell Waltrip Go Biased Towards Busch At Darlington? [18]
05/03: Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Subs Well For ESPN While FOX Pre-Race Gets an "N" [2]
April 2011
04/28: The Critic's Annex: A Look At A Type Of NASCAR Racing Down Under
04/26: Talking NASCAR TV: Why Craven's One to Watch [8]
04/20: Turning Back the Clock: 1992 Mountain Dew 500 [3]
04/19: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Drops the Ball With The Big One At Talladega [4]
04/12: Talking NASCAR TV: Old Dogs, New Tricks For FOX At Texas [5]
04/05: Talking NASCAR TV: Hot Dog Overload [5]
March 2011
03/29: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Buckles Down While FOX Gets Ugly At Fontana [12]
03/22: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Handles Bristol Adversity But Struggles With Their Own [6]
03/15: Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Excels at Darlington & A NASCAR/Bachelor Connection
03/08: Talking NASCAR TV: Why, Networks, Do You Embroil in Needless Controversy? [10]
03/03: Four Burning Questions: Kobalt Tools 400 [3]
February 2011
02/28: Talking NASCAR TV: Why Phoenix NASCAR Coverage Wilted For The Networks [18]
02/22: Talking NASCAR TV: Audio, Post-Race Issues Plague ESPN And FOX [4]
02/16: Beyond the Cockpit: Max Papis On Rolex, 2011 Truck Series Transition
02/15: Talking NASCAR TV: FOX Unveils New Look, But Old Issues Must Be Solved For '11 [6]
02/08: Talking NASCAR TV: 2011 Preview Of What You'll See
02/07: Beyond the Cockpit: Bill Lester On Grand-Am Goals And NASCAR Dreams
January 2011
01/28: Turning Back the Clock: 1996 Rolex 24 at Daytona
01/21: Turning Back the Clock- 1994 The Pantry 400 featuring the Pantry Stores 300
November 2010
11/23: Talking NASCAR TV: Excuse Me, ESPN, There's More Than Three People In The Race [20]
11/16: Talking NASCAR TV: Pointing Out ESPN's Obsession With Points In Phoenix [9]
11/09: Talking NASCAR TV: Focus Hurts ESPN Once Again at Texas [6]
11/02: Talking NASCAR TV: Botched Ending By ESPN At Talladega? [6]
October 2010
10/26: Talking NASCAR TV: Can ESPN Expand Their Storylines Beyond The Chase? [1]
10/19: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Errors Muck Up Charlotte [14]
10/12: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Successful With New NASCAR Producer, Leadership [11]
10/11: Nationwide Series Breakdown: 300 [4]
10/06: Beyond the Cockpit: Brian Scott on Leaving Braun, 2011 Prospects, and The New CoT [1]
10/05: Talking NASCAR TV: Did ESPN Recover At Kansas? And VERSUS' On-Air Implosion [13]
September 2010
09/28: Talking NASCAR TV: Poor Commercial Decisions Lowlight of ESPN's "Overkill Coverage" [14]
09/21: Talking NASCAR TV: The Script Hurts ESPN at Loudon [7]
09/14: Talking NASCAR TV: Why Chase Coverage Is Already Turning Into A Problem [6]
09/07: Talking NASCAR TV: Why ESPN, Even Erin Were Up To The Task At Atlanta [5]
August 2010
08/31: Talking NASCAR TV: Montreal Has Great Action, But TV Doesn't Tell The Whole Story [3]
08/23: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN's Coverage Comes up Short in Bristol [11]
08/17: Talking NASCAR TV: Why ESPN Excelled At Michigan Coverage [7]
08/11: Beyond the Cockpit: Nelson Piquet, Jr. On A Fast F-1 To Stock Car Transition [1]
08/09: The Cool-Down Lap: What Happens Now For NASCAR's Two Foreign Stars
08/03: Talking NASCAR TV: Craven, Evernham, Burns Terrific Trio For NASCAR On ESPN [4]
July 2010
07/27: Talking NASCAR TV: Did ESPN Cut The Mustard In Its Cup Debut? [5]
07/20: Talking NASCAR TV: Controversy Never Keeps ESPN From Jumping Ship [1]
07/15: Beyond the Cockpit: Greg Sacks On Turning From Driver To Sponsor
07/13: Talking NASCAR TV: Grading TNT's 2010 Season - How To Fix Some Glaring Issues [6]
07/07: Beyond the Cockpit: A.J. Allmendinger On Turning It Around...On the Golf Course?
June 2010
06/29: Talking NASCAR TV: TNT Does Well at Loudon ... Until The Race Ends [6]
06/22: Talking NASCAR TV: Too Much Focus on Leaders Hurts Road Race Telecasts [6]
06/14: Talking NASCAR TV: A Quirky Weekend Of Weather And Debris For The Networks [6]
06/08: Talking NASCAR TV: Mixed Results for TNT's New Personnel in New Roles [11]
06/04: Turn Back the Clock: 1998 Pocono 500 [1]
06/01: Talking NASCAR TV: Networks Need To Ink Indy-like Side-By-Side Deal [11]
May 2010
05/30: The Indianapolis 500 Is Becoming A Little More ... Feminine
05/25: Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Strong, But Broadcasting Bias Stood Alone At Charlotte [3]
05/18: Talking NASCAR TV: Tape Delay Hurts SPEED, FOX Shooting Themselves In Foot [13]
05/11: Talking NASCAR TV: FOX's Telecasts Just Lack Panache [14]
05/04: Talking NASCAR TV: FOX Needs To Stop Following The Leader [13]
April 2010
04/27: Talking NASCAR TV: Commercials Seriously Affect the Flow at Talladega [7]
04/21: Beyond the Cockpit: Parker Kligerman On Penske, Potential, And ... Golf?
04/21: Talking NASCAR TV's Rain Delay Verdict: ESPN Pretty Good, FOX? Not So Much [6]
04/13: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Focus On Cup Drivers Hurts Nationwide Coverage [6]
04/06: Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Takes A Step Back While ESPN Shines At Nashville [2]
04/01: Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Shines While FOX Fickle At Martinsville [4]
March 2010
03/29: Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 250 [1]
03/23: Talking NASCAR TV: Timing Troubles Haunt Bristol FOX, ESPN Coverage [6]
03/16: Talking NASCAR TV: IndyCar Blues & Fast Track To Nowhere... Er, Fame [2]
03/09: Talking NASCAR TV: Tire Problems Atlanta Crisis FOX Didn't Cover Enough [8]
03/04: Weekend Lowdown: Atlanta Motor Speedway
03/02: Talking NASCAR TV: Pizzi Problematic, But Vegas Very Good For FOX [9]
February 2010
02/25: Weekend Lowdown: Las Vegas
02/22: Talking NASCAR TV: Telecasts OK, But Improvements Can Always Be Made [17]
02/16: Talking NASCAR TV: Solid Daytona 500 Start For FOX...But Old Issues Remain [16]
02/08: Talking NASCAR TV: Danica-mania Hurts ARCA Telecast, FOX Shines [16]
02/02: Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Does Well in Daytona, Struggles In Irwindale [2]
January 2010
01/26: A Last Look At Together: The Hendrick Motorsports Story [3]
December 2009
12/18: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN's Knockout Punch Gives Reid His Chance [4]
12/10: Talking NASCAR TV: Checking Up On Offseason News 'N' Notes
12/09: Like It Or Not, The Danica Express Is Coming To Save A NASCAR Near You [22]
November 2009
11/24: Talking NASCAR TV: Championship Overkill [13]
11/17: Talking NASCAR TV: The Championship Is A Big Story -- But Not THAT Big [7]
11/10: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN, We Know Johnson Wrecked. Thank You... [15]
11/02: Talking NASCAR TV: Slight Problems Affect Telecasts; Rules Hurt More [15]
October 2009
10/29: Fanning the Flames: Taking Chad Knaus Away, Loosening Lugnuts, And Chase Venting [5]
10/27: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Should Promote Nationwide-Only Drivers While Showing Us More Backbone [12]
10/20: Talking NASCAR TV: Knights of Standards and Practices, Please Report to the SPEED Stage [9]
10/13: Talking NASCAR TV: Rough Weekend For Racing Broadcasters Across The Board [3]
10/06: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Coverage Excellent At Kansas ... Until The Green Flag Dropped [5]
September 2009
09/29: Talking NASCAR TV: Dover A Repeat of Past Issues For ABC/ESPN [7]
09/22: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN ... Chase ... Overload [9]
09/15: Talking NASCAR TV: "Chasing" Diverts Too Much Attention From "Racing" At Richmond [7]
09/08: Talking NASCAR TV: Poor Post-Race Aside, ESPN Atlanta Telecasts Show Improvement [6]
09/01: From The Track To Your TV: An Inside Look At How ESPN NASCAR Broadcasts Tick [11]
09/01: Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Endures The Montreal Marathon [2]
August 2009
08/25: Talking NASCAR TV: Strong Pre-Race Show At Bristol, But In-Race Improvements Needed For ESPN [5]
08/18: Talking NASCAR TV: Backseat Drivers Bring Different Feel To ESPN's Booth At Michigan [7]
08/11: Marcos Ambrose's Pit Strategy Doomed His Chances at Watkins Glen
08/10: Beyond the Cockpit: Andy Lally
08/06: Talking NASCAR TV: Lack of Focus Hurts ESPN Broadcasts [4]
July 2009
07/28: Talking NASCAR TV: ORP Good, IMS Bad As ESPN Jumps Back Into Double-Duty [4]
07/21: Talking NASCAR TV: Nationwide Shines, But SPEED Fails to Recognize Start and Park Presence [3]
07/14: Talking NASCAR TV: Lack of On-Track Action Hurts All Broadcasts at Chicagoland [9]
07/07: Talking NASCAR TV: Punch Mails In The Nationwide Race While TNT Shines [7]
June 2009
06/30: Talking NASCAR TV: Loudon Telecasts Marked By Bill Weber's Departure In The Booth [11]
06/23: Talking NASCAR TV: Action Overload for TNT [4]
06/16: Talking NASCAR TV: Bill Weber, You Lied To Us [18]
06/09: Talking NASCAR TV: TNT's First Effort of the Year Promising, But Issues Remain [7]
06/02: Talking NASCAR TV: Grading FOX's 2009 Season, And...What's Stopping The Scrolls? [8]
May 2009
05/26: Talking NASCAR TV: Impartiality Needs To Be Worked On Across All Fronts [8]
05/19: Talking NASCAR TV: All-Star Race Not The Best Showcase For SPEED [3]
05/12: Talking NASCAR TV: Some Thoughts About In Car Cameras In Between Spotty Darlington Coverage [10]
05/05: Talking NASCAR TV: FOX Forgets Important Pit Road Injury During Kyle Busch Coronation [25]
April 2009
04/28: Talking NASCAR TV: FOX "Back Of The Pack" Battles No Laughing Matter For Fans [11]
04/21: Talking NASCAR TV: Jump the Shark [7]
04/14: Talking NASCAR TV: Creative Approach To Practice Makes ESPN Shine At Nashville ... Until Nemechek's Flip [1]
04/07: Talking NASCAR TV: Digger Returns... But That's Not The Only Problem With Texas Coverage [6]
March 2009
03/31: Talking NASCAR TV: FOX Needs To Cover More Than Just The Cars Up Front [12]
03/24: Talking NASCAR TV: Digger's Bristol Disappearance, Lazy Legends Coverage, And Screwy Scrolls [5]
03/17: Talking NASCAR TV: Grading NASCAR Smarts On SPEED ... With This Week In NASCAR Thrown In [5]
03/10: Talking NASCAR TV: Aching Over FOX's Graphical Gremlins In Atlanta [9]
03/03: Talking NASCAR TV: My Pre-Race Cup Runneth Over -- How To Fix It, And Other Vegas Notes [2]
February 2009
02/24: Talking NASCAR TV: Race Coverage at Fontana Improves ... But Digger Still Lurks In The Shadows [15]
02/17: Talking NASCAR TV: SPEEDing Through A Critique of Daytona 500 Week in 3,000 Words or Less [4]
02/10: Talking NASCAR TV: Verizon Uses FOX To Work Around Sponsorship Ban [5]
02/03: Talking NASCAR TV: Four Big Offseason Changes For 2009 [1]
October 2008
10/07: Tires at Talladega: What Caused the Failures? [16]
September 2008
09/01: Thinkin' Out Loud Like Matt McLaughlin : Pepsi 500 [11]
August 2008
08/05: Talking NASCAR TV: Cup Race Good, But ESPN Stands Alone With Poor Nationwide Coverage In Montreal [5]
June 2008
06/23: Bubble Breakdown: Waltrip Racing Shines While Road Course Ringers Struggle At Sonoma

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