The Announcers Thread

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

  1. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    They overcame the quiet of DW by having his clown brother in the pits.
    I liked just having 2 in the booth. It may be they will go to the pit reporters more often.
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  2. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    JG will get small minded (opinionated) -- DW used to balance that, Joy won't be able to.

    As for Mikey and his awkward walks... :oops:
  3. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    Honestly, it does feel weird not to have DW in the booth. Just turned on qualifying and it's "different".
  4. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I think the next DW will be Bowyer, he has the gift of gab. We'll have to wait until he retires as a driver to find out.
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  5. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Darrell Waltrip had a ton of enthusiasm. Mike Joy's still a very good announcer and will do fine, but Jeff Gordon doesn't live up to DW on the enthusiasm front, maybe he'll improve. I wish they'd put Larry McReynolds back in the booth.
  6. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    funny as all get out too!
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  7. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    The best announcer in the history of NASCAR was Barney Hall. How much enthusiasm did HE have? If the product is worth a damn, I don't need some announcer to flapping his gums with a bunch of mindless babble and hype.
  8. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    1 down, 1 to go and it won’t happen soon enough for me.
  9. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    Barney Hall had the perfect radio voice imo. Guys like Hall and Vin Scully are best enjoyed with a little imagination.....
  10. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    Everybody hated DW when he was there and now miss him all of a sudden? Lol
  11. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    I don't like the two-man booth.
  12. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    I liked DW in the booth period.
  13. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    DW was outdated. Old school perspective. And he was very ignorant at times. He was a few years overdue

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  14. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Sure wish FS1 would bring this music back:

    Their background music otherwise drives me nuts.
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  15. nitetrain

    nitetrain Crew Chief

    We lost the best announcer way to soon.
    Neil Bonnet was the best. He could break anything down into common speak without talking down to the audience.

    Bob Jenkins, Ned and Benny were the best booth.
    Things need to go back the way Ned spoke about on WindTunnel.
    He said "We use to cover a race and a story broke out. Now they cover a story and a race breaks out".

    Also it would be nice to have announcers that don't have any affiliations with a team sponsor or manufacturer. Then they could give there honest opinion. How can Jeff Gordon not be partial to Hendrick? If he calls the team out on something well Monday morning could be trouble. Because it could affect sponsor relationships.
    Plus how disingenuous is it for Jeff and Steve Latarte and Jeff Burton to sit there and act as if they don't know what changes or new parts are on the cars and strategies. Jeff and Steve are in with Chevy/Hendrick and Burton is now in good with Toyota/JGR.

    To many conflicts of interest.
  16. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    I keep reading over in the r/nascar that Larry Mac doenst want to be on the road anymore, and it was his choice to not be in the booth.

    I too would love to have him back though.
  17. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    Yes , I would love to have this come back as the music bed .
  18. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Hard to fill D.W.'s shoes. I think they need three

    Forgot Jr who's Xfinity team has Hendrick for a partner also. The Gerbils are really biased, the only one that isn't, Rick Allen, does his best to scream at the right time.
  19. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Tire changer

    Good to see Fox back!
  20. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    I'm glad FS1 is showing Jamie McMurray's smiling picture when he's talking with the booth... :rolleyes:
  21. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Found him. Some bad language ...

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  22. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  23. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Smoke(Talladega), Bowyer (a Whole bunch of races), both of the Busch brothers in the booth at the same time (Bristol) , and Keselowski in the booth for Fox this year. Fox is doing the drivers only race again also.:pbjtime:

  24. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I know many of you get excited about this stuff, but to me it's just an indication of making the broadcast the event instead of the race. If the announcers are doing their job, you should hardly notice who they are.
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  25. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    These aren't announcers, these are drivers who are doing announcing.
  26. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    And that should matter to me why? I just look at it as a distraction from the reason I'm watching the race in the first place.
  27. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Just clearing up any confusion, these are drivers, competitors in the sport who are announcing the race. To some of us, and more importantly the network, they think it will add more interest (viewers) to the races. Grenches and grumplers should be happy they have something new. Personally I am excited about the first half of the season on FOX, and hopeful for some changes the second part of the season where it is impossible for ME to watch the race with half a dozen yapping at the same time..
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  28. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Just my opinion but Gordon was a better driver than he is an announcer.
    Seems like he has the herky jerky yips tonite for the duels. Great guy though.
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  29. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I was one of his biggest all time fans as a driver, but I never wanted him to become an announcers, never thought he would be all that good at it, still don't think he is that good at it, and have to agree that even with low expectations he seems to have regressed so far this year.
  30. Whiskyb

    Whiskyb Team Owner

    I like the 2 man approach. No screaming yet and I hope it stays that way. Really like that we actually just focus on the racing and at times their is nobody talking
  31. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I think Gordon makes some very good observations and he does a good job as an announcer. But sometimes he gets lost completing a thought or distracted with headphone chatter. I figure it is a matter of getting used to the new format. I agree that someone doesn't need to be talking all the time. (I have an above average sound system and hearing the cars is cool).
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  32. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I'm interested when Stewart and Bowyer are in the same booth for the Xfinity at Talladega. I've heard Bowyer before, but I think it is the first time Stewart will announce a race.
  33. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    The two man without D.W. puts a lot more pressure on Gordon and Joy. Mike Joy has been announcing for years, Gordon not so much. I thought Gordon did a good job considering, give the guy a break.
  34. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

  35. dirtfan

    dirtfan Team Owner

    I noticed this as well, he seemed to struggle at times. Still not as bad as Jr though, who tends to get tongue-tied when he gets excited and will start saying random words that make no sense at all.
  36. machinistman3

    machinistman3 Team Owner

    At least Gordon doesn’t scream at every thing that happens. I like the calm announcer not the screamers. Just go back in time and think of the great ones not one of them was someone who yelled all the time.
  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I can't tell which one is speaking in tongues Burton or Jr. They sound the same when they are at full song
  38. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    Just like Kyle Petty and Steve LeTarte
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  39. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Past couple years I have been critical of most all NASCAR broadcasts. Time now for kudos to Fox Sports for last nights coverage of the qualifiers. Enjoyed not hearing screaming gerbils, announcers talking over each other and silliness. The folks in the truck seemed on their game as well. Looking forward to see how they do Sunday.
  40. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I thought Bowyer and BK did a good job with the Xfinity race. So did Joey with the truck race. No yelling and screaming has been nice.
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