NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Talking NASCAR TV: Tire Problems Atlanta Crisis FOX Didn’t Cover Enough

Hello race fans, and welcome to my small corner of the internet, the weekly recap of the telecasts that we all watch on television. Before I get into the normal critique, one bit of news needs to passed across: Adam Alexander Named as TNT’s Play-by-play Commentator Last Wednesday, The Charlotte Observer reported that Adam Alexander …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Pizzi Problematic, But Vegas Very Good For FOX

Hello, race fans. Hope you had a great weekend. Welcome to my 51st entry in Frontstretch‘s weekly TV critique series, where I look into the racing shows and telecasts making their way across our airwaves. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were in Las Vegas, Nev. for the Shelby American and Sam’s …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Danica-mania Hurts ARCA Telecast, FOX Shines

Hello, race fans, and welcome to entry No. 48 in a long-running series where I look into the television broadcasts beamed into our households. This week, I’m covering the first weekend of SpeedWeeks (hooray!). But, before we get into the critiques, some news. First off, Nascar.com will be offering free RaceBuddy coverage of the Gatorade …

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Mirror Driving: Penny-Pinching Purses, Penske Power, & Pena?

NASCAR announced late last week a 10% cut in race purses, with the money instead going to the racetracks. How does this affect the sport’s outlook, given the sagging economy and increasing cost of competition?

Talking NASCAR TV: A Last Look at Together: The Hendrick Motorsports Story

Hello, race fans. It’s been a long winter, but I’m back for another season of critiques, commentary, TV news and other random musings. But, before we start, there are a couple of things that I need to discuss. First off, some Frontstretch news. I am expanding my areas of critique for 2010. Non-stock car racing …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Championship Overkill

Greetings, race fans and welcome to this week’s critique, entry No. 43 in a long running series where I look into the quality of the race broadcasts. We’ve got a lot to talk about, so let’s get right into it. On Friday night, the Truck Series held their season finale race, the Ford 200. SPEED …

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Talking NASCAR TV: The Championship is a Big Story – But Not THAT Big

Hello, race fans and welcome to my critique, entry No. 42 in a long series in which we look into the quality of NASCAR’s TV broadcasts. This week: Phoenix. Of course, before we get into the nitty gritty of the weekend’s racing, there are a couple things I want to mention. First of all, two …

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Bowles-Eye View: Fuel-Mileage Finishes Adding Fuel to Fans’ Fire?

While younger brother Kyle flashed some speed, it was older brother Kurt who showed his smarts Sunday at Texas. Leading 232 of the first 332 laps, the younger brother was in position to pull off the first ever “triple sweep” – winning Truck, Nationwide and Cup shows at the same track in the same weekend …

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Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Should Promote Nationwide-Only Drivers While Showing Us More Backbone

Hello and welcome to this week’s critique, entry No. 39 in an ongoing series where I look into NASCAR’s TV broadcasts. This past weekend saw the Cup Series compete on Sunday in the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway, while Kroger Supermarkets sponsored races in the other two divisions: the Truck Series’ Kroger 200 …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Knights of Standards & Practices, Please Report to the SPEED Stage

Hello, race fans. Last weekend’s races at Lowe’s Motor Speedway (soon to become Charlotte Motor Speedway once again) were marked by cold weather and somewhat dodgy conditions (both races were somewhat hampered by rain, in addition to the cold weather). This can affect race coverage positively or negatively. Which way did the networks go? Well, …

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