The Announcers Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by aroundgoes, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Ventisca

    Ventisca Crew Chief Contributor

    Seemed like DW was using his old-man wisdom by speaking of the HMS team and drivers during the broadcast knowing JG had to sit there and take it. I couldn't tell if he was baiting Jeff to chime in on HMS Company Business or knowing Jeff couldn't follow him down that path without revealing his inside knowledge and/or bias.

    Well played, DW!
  2. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Waltrip and wisdom in the same sentence.

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  3. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    No Hollywood Hotel? No Chris Meyers? I guess RaceHub and their $1 million studio is now the pre-race show?
  4. Ventisca

    Ventisca Crew Chief Contributor

    Please read your first sentence. :D
  5. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Pretty funny light hearted crew at Atlanta. Cracked my up a few times. Larson doing a drive by way pretty funny, And some technical was interesting about the same, Larson's crew had him trimmed out for front row speed and he couldn't do nothing back in the rear, but cars like Logano and Kez who qualified slower were able to move from the back to the front at will. Casuals need stuff like that pointed out. I needed stuff like that pointed out:D
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  6. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Michael Waltrip's embarrassing, cringe-worthy moments are a dime a dozen, but he keeps trying to outdo himself with greater and greater amounts of breathless fawning, ridiculous exaggeration, and outright fabrication. Here is yet another example...

    Larry Mac was using his animated wind tunnel to illustrate side drafting. Michael chimes in with, "Nascar teams throughout the garage area have been learning about this from Fox's new virtual studio technology, and they are putting it to use on the track." LMAO, what an idiot.
  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Yeah well there always seems to be a village idiot in the bunch. I wasn't talking about Mikey in my post. :D I was talking about the Sunday bunch Joy, D.W. and Gordon. Gordon's Jaws theme when they showed Harvick coming after the front pack was pretty funny I thought. I don't think Jimmie needs to turn in his driver's card after his announcing the Xfinity race. Kinda what I expected from Johnson, he doesn't talk much and is soft spoken but he did ok. So far Kurt and Harvick have been pretty good.
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  8. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Yeah, SOI, agree with ya on that. I thought the Sunday broadcast was first rate. And Harvick/Johnson did well, even alongside the always-annoying (IMO) Adam Alexander.
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  9. Conover

    Conover Crew Chief

    Agree the team did a very good job. Gordon has great insights and driver perspective. DW is a little long in the tooth but still has some good quips. Mike Joy is best lead, knowing when to give some space and just let the race and it’s sounds play.
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  10. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Just because they are better than doesn't mean Fox can't be better.
    Best race coverage in a long time was this weeks Xfinity race with KH and JJ.
    I would like to see Harvick and Junior do a Cup race.
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  11. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Huh........ that is two different jobs in the booth and DW could never do it.
  12. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I think Bowyer will be the next DW.
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  13. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Adam Alexander is competent. He's not the best announcer but he's serviceable and gets the job done.

    I announce at my local track and trust me, y'all don't know how hard it is. It's mentally exhausting.
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  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  15. Ventisca

    Ventisca Crew Chief Contributor

    Shannon Spake stepping up her game in that Cat-Woman outfit. :)

    I still miss Danielle Trotta on Race Hub...

    So, why is there a basketball game on FS1 instead of NASCAR Raceday?
  16. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    I can't stand Shannon Spake. Not sure why but she seems like she doesn't ever know what she's talking about.
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  17. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    I guess something must have been written awhile back about some of the changes with Fox.

    Pluses - no more Hollywood Hotel, no Mikey during long breaks, DW and Jeff can save their points for the race instead of wasting them in a pre-race show.

    Minuses - still do the stupid grid walk with Mikey, Larry Mac in a Charlotte studio, interviewing the winning driver on track and then letting guys in the booth interview that driver in victory lane. Dumb.

    TV has ruined the victory lane celebration with these on-track interviews with the winners.
  18. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I thought the camera work was pretty darn good at Vegas. The side be side racing probably helped a bunch, some passes went on for more than a lap so they could focus in on the action.
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  19. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Absolutely the worst production and announcing of a NASCAR race I have ever seen for today's cup race in California. I could spend 15 minutes listing why, but I think most of you already know all that.
  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

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