It’s not Daytona without DW

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by hidesert cowboy, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    Man I miss DW kicking off the season at Daytona. It just seems like a glaring hole in the booth. I really miss his commentary especially at the start of the season.
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  2. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    As a matter of fact, it is Daytona without Darrell Waltrip. Hello 2020.

    But is it a real race track?
  3. NASCAR Apologist

    NASCAR Apologist Team Owner

    Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon are great but..."reach up and pull them belts tight one more time..."

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  4. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Now if we could just find a way to get rid of the perp-walk guy.
  5. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

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  6. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Unfortunately, Fox seems to being making up for the loss of one Waltrip with a triple dose of the far more annoying Waltrip.
  7. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    Hopefully Mikey is the next one to go. He’s been awful on Fox since day 1
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  8. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    I’m the only one here who likes Mikey.
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  9. Get That 88 Up There !!

    Get That 88 Up There !! Love United Hate Glazer

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  10. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    :p I like personality. Plus I'm the same as him. :idunno:
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  11. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Do you send post-dated checks to Buffy too?
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  12. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Imagine Daytona without the RP.
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  13. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    After that display, no it is not
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  14. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    What I do with my post dated checks is my business.
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  15. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    My favorite DW story was about Old Magic squirrel.

    Old Magic had been trained to sit on the left inside chassis tubing on the track. In the tech line he would go the right side of the chassis to read more right side weight. He kept maturing and literally learned how to manage the race day led belly. Him and old DW won a lot of short track races leading up to his cup career...

    It was the Tungsten that finally killed Old Magic, he couldn't pass it....
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  16. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Doesn't take much to get under their skin. Most don't have a sense of humor I have found or want to look for one.
  17. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

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  18. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    It was different without him, not saying that in either a good or bad way, just different , the over all tone was very different.
  19. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    I always enjoy a gross generalization.

    Speaking only for myself ... Michael Waltrip should not be permitted on the property at Daytona or anywhere else NASCAR sanctions events.
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  20. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Johali Lives

    Naw, I kinda like Mikey to in that annoying cousin that everyone has way.
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  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    some are easily irritated. They usually don't have a sense of humor either. Probably why he continues to have a job is because most people think he does a good job and is humorous.
  22. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Irritated is one way to describe Richmond, 2013.

    There are other adjectives that some people apply.
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  23. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I sure enjoyed the fact that there were moments today when NOBODY was talking. It's television for cripes sake, you don't need ten people telling you what you are seeing with your own eyes.
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  24. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    I thought Mike Joy took a step forward and Gordon took 5 steps back. He sounded like this was his first ever broadcast with the fumbling of words and easy mistakes he was making. Overall it was more enjoyable to hear less talking from the booth and it made me not miss DW one bit
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  25. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Thats it, wrap it up yall. ****** post of the year.
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  26. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I’d agree Gordon seemed a bit off without DW, it’s almost like he got used to correcting DW or “I’ll let the out of touch old guy finish his thought and I’ll just step in with something relevant to today” thought process isn’t going to work this year. Jeff is THE analyst this year, so it’ll be interesting to see how he adjusts as the year goes on. Still think they need a crew chief in the booth, someone that’s actually been on the pit box within the last 5 years to relate to us today’s pit strategies, car setups and trends
  27. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    It's a 2+Others booth.

    Today, Jamie McMurray (and his smiling photo) was a frequent broadcast partner.
  28. Conover

    Conover Team Owner

    I missed DW at times, and the void was noticeable. Not the boggity piece as that was tired and worn out. I enjoyed his quips and observations, which were most missed today. Agree that Gordon seemed more of a lightweight today, but I always felt he was best used as the “third guy”.
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  29. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Team Owner

    I'll take today's booth any day over NBC's current team. It was nice having intelligent commentary with some peace and quiet interspersed every now and then during the race.

    I'm sure FOX will make a few tweaks here and there during the season if necessary.
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  30. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    I liked it better
  31. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    It requires a sense of humor to realize that Michael Waltrip's performances don't qualify as humor.

    I would take him over Rutledge though.

    I respect Darrell Waltrip greatly, but it was time. The two man Fox booth is a breath of fresh air.
  32. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    Same. It would suck if everyone covering Nascar was just business and serious all the time. Yeah it's ridiculous but wth people need to lighten up a little.
  33. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    If I could like the above post a million times I would.

    Racing is supposed to fun. Fun, dangerous.



    but wait.

    We need to discuss this in the arca thread right @aunty dive ?
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  34. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Well, I thought Benny Parsons was funny, I thought Neil Bonnett was funny, I thought Buddy Baker was funny. Even Darrell can be very funny. Michael is seldom if ever funny. His act grew stale about 20 years ago.
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  35. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I could probably do without either, but I'd take Rutledge every day of the week over Michael.
  36. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    They need a Bowyer type up there. someone who has raced and is funny as hell.

    Harvick, gordon are all straight man types. I like JR in the booth as he just SOUNDS like NASCAR.
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  37. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    My $2 dollars worth (inflation) on Mickey:

    He blatantly cheated to high heaven in the top tier of Nascar and should be banned from anything to do with Cup and or any series of Nascar. He should not be allowed on the premises of any track that a Nascar series is racing at. This is just how I feel about it.
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  38. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    As far as DW (JAWS) goes, he ran his course and I wish him well in retirement. Do I miss him in the booth? "NO", not one little bit.
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  39. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    Every driver has blatantly cheated but most never got caught or admitted to cheating
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  40. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Why is it necessary to include clownish behavior by a member of the broadcast team before, during and after events?

    What other professional sports do this?

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