- Dec 3, 2018
I love those old Buicks. I used to own a "classic" 1957 Buick "Super" 2 door with V8 engine and "Dynaflow" transmission. It was in like new condition and was better than a lot of the cars being built today. I wish I had kept it.
Excuse me sir, but isn't it "the screaming gerbils"?Rick Allen and the chattering gerbils... bleh. But even worse was the absence of the "scoring pylon" on the left side of the screen. So hard to keep track of who is doing what. C'mon NBC, give me the running order pylon.
Rick Allen and the chattering gerbils... bleh. But even worse was the absence of the "scoring pylon" on the left side of the screen. So hard to keep track of who is doing what. C'mon NBC, give me the running order pylon.
You would think these guys are doing radio, they need to take a breath and shut up for a moment or two. Jeff Burton is very irritating to say the least and unfortunately Jr. is being tottered by these motor mouths.Excuse me sir, but isn't it "the screaming gerbils"?
Well said, I totally agree with you,Looking through threads, seems like there is a lot of posts about announcers so why not just keep it in one thread?
I prefer FOX over NBC, though that's not saying much.
On the Fox side; Mike Joy seems to have given up, D.W. is a character mostly created by FOX, and Jeff Gordon sounds like he has no confidence at times. Larry Mcreynolds pretty decent and is always good for some laughs when he gets excited and his voice rises about 20 decibels. The pit road reporters are decent, but I could do with out Chris Meyers and Michael Waltrip
NBC? Well as you can see by my name, Rick Allen is basically a joke. The guy dramatizes EVERYTHING. "SIDE BY SIDE FOR 15TH PLACE!!!!" He acts like it's the last lap for the Daytona 500. Steve Letarte is really just clueless and tries to build up the importance of every race and Jeff burton thinks you have to shout to get your point across
At Indy last week, I think it was Jeff Burton who said along the lines "I want the bottom line, to me that's the one that's gonna work, but the top line could work to so maybe that one should be picked"
What's the point of even talking if you are going to say something stupid like that? I feel like announcers now feel like they constantly have to talk. They dont let the racing speak for itself.
Go back to old ESPN broadcast with Bob, Benny and Ned and sometimes they'd go 2-3 minutes with no talking. They knew how to call a race
You ask, "Do we really need a Truck Racing series" Hell Yes! It is the best "RACING" of all three series. IMHO.Please give Jeff Burton the old heave hoe, his voice is irritating, like finger nails on a chalk board.
DW was a good ole boy with lots of knowledge but I did not like his boogity boogity Lets go racing boys.
I like Kyle Petty but not as an announcer. I do not like Jeff Gordon, he is pro-Hendricks racing, announcers should not be rooting for one particular team.
What ever happened to Allen Bestwick ?
Dale JR doesn't make it as a full time announcer, I think he could ad some insight, but not be the lead announcer.
I think NASCAR and many race tracks do not fully understand just how important announcers are. Look back at Ned Jarrett and Benny Parsons, they had insight, good voices, and did not talk too much.
Look towards pro baseball and pro football, or better yet College football and you can tell the difference between fantastic announcers and bad announcers. It "do" make a difference.
The better the announcers the better the telecast becomes.
But again, NASCAR needs to make changes to help produce a better product.
Personally I believe they have diluted auto racing coverage by having too many divisions. Its like the local tracks going to more and more divisions, fewer cars in each class which usually lessens the competition.
Do we really need a Truck Racing series, looking at the empty seats at the larger tracks one would think not.
If these teams switched to the Sportsman series it would make that series more competitive, and some of those may more up to the Grand National series.
I still refer to them in these terms as the sponsors keep changing and its kind of confusing, Is the Monster series and the Infinity series the top class ? I know the answer but do the new fans that Nascar needs understand the difference ?
I do not understand how NASCAR makes their rules, it seems like if a Grand National, a Sportsman or an ARCA car are all safe enough to run at the Super Speedways, why have so much difference in the rules ?
These difference in rules only drives up the costs of building these cars.
Nascar has a reputation for only having a small number of drivers capable of winning a race and these drivers are provided the most expensive cars that can be produced. These Super Teams have a garage full of dozens of race cars for one team, and each year they build more, actually they build new cars all year round. They build cars for specific tracks. They are all the same except for a little something different here or there. NASCAR has to do something to control the costs of building and maintaining these race cars. If it were not for teams getting tens of millions of dollars per year from sponsors to offset their costs these race teams would go broke.
Sure the race fans want to see cars go fast, but how many can see the difference of a half second on a Super Speedway ? Fans have no idea how much it costs to go just one tenth of a mile faster.
Money buys speed is the old adage from the beginning of racing.
But I digress.
What fans want to see is a very competitive race that has interesting announcers.
Trucks have been the best series this year and it isn't even close. You got at least 16-20 trucks that are capable of winning compared to like 8-12 in Xfinity.You ask, "Do we really need a Truck Racing series" Hell Yes! It is the best "RACING" of all three series. IMHO.
I like Dale Jr. in the booth.Dale JR doesn't make it as a full time announcer, I think he could add some insight, but not be the lead announcer.
It's today's directors and producers. They try to interject fake enthusiasm in everything like they do in reality shows. Hysterics is becoming the norm in the booth and it's awful.I like Dale Jr. in the booth.
He provides insight that I'm not used to hearing.
But he needs to stop and take a breath now and again instead of the rapid, machine-gun style chatter.
1) Because the stands are pretty empty for the other two series too.Then why are the stands so empty ?
Excellent answers. I do not watch the truck series as I do not think of trucks as race cars, I know that that is just me.1) Because the stands are pretty empty for the other two series too.
2) Because a lot of fans have decided to use their limited racing dollars on seeing the Cup race only.
3) Because a lot of "racing fans" aren't very smart and wouldn't know good racing if it fell on their heads.
4) Because a lot of "race fans " are more enamored with watching big stars than watching good racing.
5) Because a lot of "race fans" have never even bothered to check out what they are missing, so they don't know any better.
6) Because the Truck Series often races on Friday night when fewer people are able to get to the race track.