Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by DanicaFreak, Mar 29, 2019.
2 Sweet did say....."Once Harvick is ready to retire".
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After 2021 is when I think his contract expires. Would be a good time to hang it up, an even 20 years.
I wasn't a Nascar fan until after DW was well past his prime so I all I really remember of him was of him was him fight to make the field or take a past champions provisional. With that being said his insight doesn't carry as much weight with me as a guy like KH or DJ who I've witnessed win multiple races. Also personally I've never cared for him up in the booth.
If he decides to hang it up I won't be heartbroken
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Wow, I had forgot all about the past champions provisional. That kept a lot of younger up and comers from making the field with guys like DW that couldn't let go. That's when close to 50 cars were trying to make the show.
I’d love to see Bestwick back in there
The past champions provisional, 43rd on the grid aka where DW starts, That was embarrassing, (IMO) so many, many times he had to take it to get in the race.
That is now while interviewing for the job. Once he retires and gets a contract, which Kevin will we get.???
I think Danica is working the Indy 500 this year just to hone her skills so that she can come back and fill DW'S vacant spot when he sails away.
Unpopular opinion, but I think Danica Patrick would be a good replacement
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Danica has three times the brains as the babbling blonde.
Come on you know that deep down inside there is a part of you that misses her bright shiny smile...or her pouting frown depending on how her day was going.
DW did his job and promoted the sport. I hope he enjoys retirement.
I hope that they team Jeff up with a crew chief. That way we can get a driver's view on what is happening on the track, and we can get a crew chief's view of it too.
Would that have been her bright shiny smile during pre-race interviews, and her pouting frown leaving the infield care center?
I don't think she gained enough knowledge to provide useful insights from the booth. Just one idiot's opinion.
I can't disagree with that. I have always said that one of the main reasons for her lack of success in a Cup car was because she couldn't give the crew chief enough useful feed back to help him set the car up. I would love to see Chad Knaus in the booth when he is ready to take off his crew chief jacket.
Agreed, and it's tougher to ask when she didn't seem to know how she wanted the car to feel.
They need someone strong to replace him because although I like Jeff Gordon, I think he often seems "lost" in the job.
Also, some of the names mentioned in this thread as possible replacements ought to be sent to NBC as well. Real help is needed there too.
Interesting piece here.
The thing that gets me is her comments saying people needed to speak up to get rid of the down home presentation of Fox. I replied to her on Twitter saying the fans have been demanding this, no one is listening or taking the comments to heart.
I prefer DW any day over the hyperventilating wetting thier pants crew on NBC.
If I do, it isn't by much. Either way, let's remember there's someone on the production staff who should be reining in all the 'Aw, shucks' or frantic squealing. He or she won't do that if those approaches are what the network thinks we want.
I love DW....but to the point....I think Ricky gave it a bit of a go in Trucks and/or Xfinity....he is too analytical for the booth. He is better in the studio IMO.
Nothing to do with my bias, but I do not like Harvick in the booth. It's forced. He is trying to be something. I do, however, love his radio show. It's awesome.
Absolutely. Best scheme ever.
I thought it was pretty stupid of the network to put Kevin and Paw Paw's grandson in the booth. I would doubt after what Harvick has said about the two brothers when he left RCR that both of them are the best of friends. I would think KDB and Harvick would get along better in the booth than that choice.
I heard somewhere that KB would love to do TV, but Fox wants nothing to do with him. I am sure it has to do with optics, but he would be 100% fascinating. Happy is knowledgeable, but man, it seems like everything he does with the exception of his radio show is an audition. It drives me nuts. He is not the answer to DW in the booth. Chad Knaus absolutely is IMO. Can you imagine the tongue and cheek comments about his creative interpretations of the rules? Would be fabulous.
Yeah, the lack of chemistry between them left the whole broadcast feeling flat.
I like Kev in the booth. As someone else pointed out, he's a nice change from NBC's gerbils on speed and Fox's own down-home Owensboro Duo.
Hey, there's a question: if DW is out, would Mikey be far behind?
How could he not be in that context?
CC: "Do you want me to drop the track bar? Adjust right rear air pressure?"
Danica: "It doesn't matter! Mercury is in retrograde and my Chi isn't aligning on the astral plane! It doesn't matter what the hell you do to it! Oh, and screw David Ragan!"
And there I've strayed too far off topic. Get rid of the Waltrips. There. Back on...
would like to see this.
DW has the correct tone and energy to go with Gordon's enthusiasm.
I like the Fox formula. Two Driver booth (+ Mike Joy) is good for track action. Larry McReynolds and Pit Reporters for specific insight and interviews.
They are missing an acerbic independent Jimmy Spencer-style Commentator to hot wash NASCAR nonsense. The rest of the in-studio crew are portrayed as thoughtful, but low energy.
When DW finally goes, I will continue to mute the start of the race in his honor.
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Another end of an era
COMMENTARY: In Defense Of Darrell Waltrip
Yup, that "boogity boogity, let's go racing ________" is kinda hard to explain, but it's part of his tradition.
But other than THAT (and the KyBu ass-kissing sessions lately) I will miss DW. He doesn't emotionally unload on the audience (since JR retired) and he's a good counterpoint to Jeff Gordon who can be very intelligent and measured in the booth when contrasting DW's version of what is going on in the race or in Qualifying.
Fox booth has the edge over NBCSN. IMHO
I'm okay with Danica announcing only if shes in a bikini every weekend.
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Thank god. I'll be happy to never hear boogity again in my life.
DW is the main reason I prefer FOX over NBC.
To be honest I don't understand how that guy even has a job anymore. IMO he brings nothing of value to the broadcast.
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the NBC crew acts like they have never seen a race before.
Kinda like his career on the racetrack.
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