Race Weekend Central

Couch Potato Tuesday: Broadcaster Dale Earnhardt Jr. Comes to Play in Joliet

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moved over to NBC Sports this past weekend for the rest of the 2018 season.  With that move comes some changes in production coverage, philosophy and talent. But the tweak everyone cares about, more than any other this decade is the addition of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the booth …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN is Static in Pocono, Justin Haley is the Fall Guy

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Pocono Raceway is an interesting track.  Three turns, different banking in each turns and different radii.  Seems like fun.  TV-wise, it presents a challenge.  The place is so huge that drivers can get spread out quickly.  However, the challenge of airing races isn’t always tied into the people working on the broadcast. Overton’s 400 Sunday …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Rating The Top 3 Active NASCAR TV Analysts

Hello, race fans. Hope you enjoyed Easter Weekend. For me, it was relatively boring. Ended up spending much of my Easter watching Indianapolis 500s from the 1990s on YouTube.

Well, this week in Couch Potato Tuesday, you won’t be bored here; we’re going to broach new ground. Most of the hundreds of critiques that I’ve written for Frontstretch involve me watching race telecasts and breaking them down, piece by piece. Even though I am not wholly negative in my critiques of broadcasts, I have definitely earned a reputation from some as a “Negative Nancy.”

Mirror Driving: Funding Jeff Gordon, Driver vs. Team & Steve Park, Please Come Back!

Jeff Gordon, a four-time champion and one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers is currently without a full-time sponsor for 2011. Just how troubling is that in the context of the sport as a whole? And who will end up on the side of his car next year?

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