NASCAR media members--good and bad

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by nickmiles, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. nickmiles

    nickmiles Guest

    Theres so many of them i am curious, which media members do you like or dislike?

    The ones I like personally are

    Jeff Gluck- Though sometimes he can whine a bit too much. His rant about Tony Kornheiser getting special treatment at Richmond a few years back was really really cringe worthy

    Marty Smith- His Eric Church name dropping and his "Im a country boy " schtick gets old but the drivers open up to him very easily so you get great information

    Bob Pockrass- He gives good information but his questions suck

    Jim Utter- Complete ass hat

    Jenna Fryer- Shes awful and Im not sure how anyone can take her seriously when she plays favorites. Jimmie Johnson has talked at her daughters school multiple times (she arranged it), she openly flirted with Denny hamlin awhile back (5 years ago ish), and her photo cover on twitter is very unprofessional for someone who isnt suppose to have favorites^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author
  2. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I like the Waltrips, they make it easy for me to mute the tv or not watch altogether.
  3. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Any racing journalist that does not utter the words "what does this mean to you?"
    is ok in my book.
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  4. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Utter is one of my favorites.
  5. R Clarence

    R Clarence Team Owner

    Got used to Dustin Long when the local news entertainment publication carried his articles.

    I still read him.
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  6. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    Some of the best motorsport reporters imo are:
    Danielle Trotta, Shannon Spake, Kim Coon, Nicole Briscoe, Jamie Little, Jenna Fryer, Kaitlyn Vincie, Krista Voda,. Lara Alvarez, Leeann Tweeden, April Rose, Georgie Thompson, Ines Sainz, Jill Arrington, Erin Bates, Lindsay Czarniak, Charissa Thompson
    Monster Energy girls:
    Amanda M.
    Haley C
    Kayla F.
    Audrey A
    Ashley W
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  7. The only people I am familiar with are the guys in the booth plus Michael Waltrip and Chris Myers but IDK if Myers still does Nascar.
  8. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    Whats wrong with Jenna Fryers twitter photo? The one of her and Danica?
  9. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    If you consider the NASCAR Radio personalities as journalist, I will need my friend @dpkimmel2001 to queue the Hoda pic before I respond. :D
  10. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    The one that I can't seem to get a read on is Claire B.

    She seems like more of a reporter than anything else. I never hear her breaking down the sport or discussing intricacies, it's strictly feeding news to the fans. And not in the most tight knit fashion, it's very much all over the place listening to her.
  11. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    I agree. She has some pieces that are very good, and then we do the sponsored stuff, and it seems contrived. I mean, "Chasing History"? Really? How about "Chasing" a first win?
  12. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    Pockrass asks two kinds of questions. One type to elicit an answer--Rare. One type to elicit a response--Common. He knows his game, and so do the drivers IMO. Not on the Busch Christmas card list.

    Honestly, I kind of like Tom Jensen. I frequently disagree with him, but his stuff is well thought out, and he is consistent.
  13. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    I like the sound of Claire B's voice. Its really one of the best in radio imo.
    Her " deadline room " after a race is really good. Drivers seem to like talking to her.
    Easy listening , and that's what I need every now and then.

    She is one that has a bad habit though of overusing the "what does this mean...." question.
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  14. nickmiles

    nickmiles Guest

    Reporters are suppose to be professional and not play favorites

    If there friends how can we expect jenna to give a honest opinion on danica
  15. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Whatever software company they just hired to operate the position ticker needs to get their sh!t together
  16. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Bob Pockrass is legitimately a great guy. One of the nicest people you'll ever meet in your life. Same with Dustin Long and Jeff Gluck. One thing I enjoy about those three is how they constantly interact with fans, on social media and at the track.
  17. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Ummmmm I hope you just simply forgot Jenny Taft.
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  18. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    That is great to know man. I appreciate your perspective on this. It matters.
  19. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    Monster Energy Girls: all of them.
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  20. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    I follow most of those on twitter. I really don't expect any of them to act right. I get upset with some and unfollow until I think I can handle their tripe again, as long as I can get information. That is what they are for.. information.

    I have not found any fault with Claire B.

    No one has mentioned Lee Spencer. I think she does a good job giving information during a race. I have seen where there are people, has not come up here, but at other places it appears she is disliked. I don't know why.
  21. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    I'm sensing a pattern here....
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  22. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Was about to say the same thing haha
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  23. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    She's came up with rumors that ended up being totally unfactually true.
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  24. Bowtie3

    Bowtie3 Team Owner

    He is a country boy. As country as it gets. Marty is from about 45 minutes from me. His high school and mine are arch rivals. I thought it was pretty cool for a guy from Giles county Virginia to cover the Indy 500. Needless to say, I'm a big fan of Marty.
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  25. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    You know your country when your rival school is 45 minutes away.
  26. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    That sounds a lot like what I heard 16 years ago. lol I don't read her blogs. I follow her for information during a race mostly
  27. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    I like Nate Ryan's (USA Today) reporting as well.
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  28. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Shame on you. You forgot Monica Palumbo. She was at Charlotte interviewing people for MRN. I guess it's a full time gig.
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  29. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

  30. dadair6

    dadair6 Crew Chief

    Absolute favorite is Dave Moody. I was lukewarm when I started listening to him, but now I think he not only has the best show on the channel, but the best in all of radio.

    I have one strongly disliked. I can't listen to Claire B. Her questions are pedestrian at best "How does the win feel?", "You have to be happy to win?" And others along the line. The other thing that drives me nuts is on her post race show with Brad Gillie she describes every little thing she's doing and seeing. "I'm walking 20 feet to see so and so and he's drinking a Gatorade in victory lane. Now I've walked past so and so and doing this and that."
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  31. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Moody is a NASCAR sheep but you definitely nailed it with Claire B.
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  32. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    That is putting it kindly. Moody is far to infatuated with himself, and his screaming when calling a race is intolerable.
    I would rather hear Kimi Rakk(abc spell?)ion doing color commetary for a chess or paint drying match, than to ever hear Moody's verbal
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  33. Bob

    Bob Team Owner

    I had Pat Patterson on this morning on SIRIUS on my way to Phila. He's capable of some interesting discussion. It's mainly caller-driven but he brings up some interesting stuff. I really enjoy Kenny Wallace whenever he calls or sits-in on a show. That guy doesn't give a hoot what he says or who gets their knickers in a knot over it, which makes for good entertainment. I do miss Buddy Baker very much, as well. He was probably my favorite.
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  34. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    Retired drivers like Kenny Wallace, Ricky Craven, and Kyle Petty are the best. I'm not a fan of the likes of Moody, Gluck, Claire, etc.
  35. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    ^Kyle Petty needs to be in the booth somewhere. That guy doesn't give a sh!t. He 100% calls it when he sees it.

    Probably a little unprofessional but the dude is also a funny ****.
  36. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

    I would much rather listen to him than either Waltrip.
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  37. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Here's a race morning Hoda Hug for ya @Revman .

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  38. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    I will never like Dave Moody. I have disliked him even before he started covering Nascar.
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  39. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Moody could be good if he wasn't such an obvious NASCAR ass kisser. He is usually right on when there is controversy between drivers.
    Clair absolutely sucks. I question how much she even comprehends about the sport by some of the dumb things she says to drivers and fans. Seems like a nice lady but has 0 cred as far as I'm concerned about racing.
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  40. Roman Nodonyet

    Roman Nodonyet Horrifically Scarred Crew Chief

    Kyle Petty is the worst media member ever. At least the Waltrips are only dorks (and can project enthusiam, too), Petty's actually a jerk, along w/ sounding like he's bored to be on TV and having no idea what he's talking about.

    On the other side, I really like both Gordon and Burton, and Letarte, too. I know Rick Allen's style say the least...but I find he does a good job of projecting excitement.

    As far as writers, I'm not fond of Bob Pockrass, because his only goal in the media center seems to be to ask inflammatory questions. On the other end, I really like Chris Knight, his questions are great and so is his Twitter presence.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2017

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