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

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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

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(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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Beyond the Cockpit: BJ McLeod Planning to Move Ownership to Cup in 3-5 Years

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Since 2011, BJ McLeod has made steady progression up the racing ladder. Starting in super late models and having won numerous races and championships, McLeod quickly found himself racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 2010 to 2014 before jumping to the XFINITY Series in 2015. For 2016, the 33-year-old took to full-time competition in …

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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?

Talking NASCAR TV: FOX’s Telecasts Just Lack Panache

Hello, everyone, and welcome to our weekly feature about the motorsports-based programming that is made available for your viewing pleasure. Last weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were both racing at Darlington Raceway. Also this week, I’m going to cover the changes that have been made to NASCAR Smarts for this season and give …

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Talking NASCAR TV: FOX Needs to Stop Following the Leader

Hello, race fans. It’s time for Frontstretch‘s weekly look at the TV telecasts we watch. This past weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series were both at Richmond International Raceway near Richmond, Virginia. Meanwhile, the Camping World Truck Series paired up with the Izod IndyCar Series at Kansas Speedway. The Izod IndyCar Series race …

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