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Title: Truck Series Commericals & Laps Shown
Post by: jw on July 26, 2006, 12:47:24 AM
This is the commericals & laps shown for 13 of 14 Craftsmen Truck Series Races:  (currently missing Charlotte)  The list is in no particular order of the actual schedule.

1. Daytona
Laps Shown: 58 of 102 Laps(56.8%)
Commerical Time: 40:03  Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 29:29
Missed Restarts: 0
2. California
Laps Shows: 62 of 106 Laps(58.4%)
Commerical Time: 41:32  Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 32:39
Missed Restarts: 1
3. Kansas
Laps Shown: 121 of 167(72.4%)
Commerical Time: 39:21  Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 30:35
Missed Restarts: 0
4. Milwaukee
Laps Shown: 140 of 200(70%)
Commerical Time: 42:02 Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 33:14
Missed Restarts: 1
5. Gateway
Laps Shown: 118 of 160(73.7%)
Commerical Time: 39:00  Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 32:43
Missed Restarts: 2
6. Michigan
Laps Shown: 63 of 102(61.7%)
Commerical Time: 42:28 Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 32:51
Missed Restarts: 0
7. Kentucky
Laps Shown: 96 of 150(64%)
Commerical Time: 41:32  Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 33:15
Missed Restarts: 2
8. Mansfield
Laps Shown: 173 of 250(69.2%)
Commerical Time: 40:50 Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 32:18
Missed Restarts: 3
9. Memphis
Laps Shown: 121 of 200(60.5%)
Commerical Time: 40:23 Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 29:19
Missed Restarts: 0
10. Dover
Laps Shown: 159 of 200(79.5%)***Tape Delayed
Commerical Time: 42:41 Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 31:38
Missed Restarts: 0
11. Atlanta
Laps Shown: 89 of 135(65.9%)
Commerical Time: 41:39 Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 32:06
Missed Restarts: 0
12. Martinsville
Laps Shown: 161 of 250(64.4%)
Commerical Time: 42:38 Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 38:22
Missed Restarts: 1
13. Texas
Laps Shown: 113 of 167(67.6%)
Commerical Time: 42:58 Commerical Time WITHIN the Race: 33:29
Missed Restarts: 2

Total Laps Shown    1474 of 1939
The calculator says this is a percentage of 76.01% shown but seeing several races of under 70%, I question the ratio.
 
 With the off week, I will attempt to catchup with the other numbers &
hope to pass them along soon.


Title: Truck Series Commericals & Laps Shown
Post by: Cheryl on July 26, 2006, 12:52:13 AM
Welcome back, JW!!!  And thanks for the report on the truck races.  I'm not surprised at how dismal the percentages are though.  SPEED's coverage really has become a joke lately.  

Thanks again for your hard work!   :-D

Cheryl


Title: Truck Series Commericals & Laps Shown
Post by: sally on July 26, 2006, 02:30:31 AM
JW!  We missed you!  so glad to have you back...and I still don't know how you manage to keep track of all that stuff.  You need to forward some of those stats to ESPN so they can see exactly why fans are so unhappy with the 'best TV coverage' (according to Baby Brian).

Sally


Title: Truck Series Commericals & Laps Shown
Post by: Desmond on July 26, 2006, 04:09:10 PM
It is interesting that JW's numbers are gleaned from the Craftsman Truck Series.  Can we take that to mean that he no longer watches the Nextel Cup Series?  If so, I can understand that. :D


Title: Truck Series Commericals & Laps Shown
Post by: Cheryl on July 26, 2006, 05:34:03 PM
I suspect JW tracked the commercial numbers on the truck series because I requested he do so some time last season.

Cheryl


Title: Truck Series Commericals & Laps Shown
Post by: sally on July 26, 2006, 06:11:39 PM
Our own JW isn't the only one noticing.

http://www.racingmilestones.com/columns/07262006_bh.shtml

Sally


Title: Truck Series Commericals & Laps Shown
Post by: Vivian on July 26, 2006, 07:53:12 PM
Once again, JW, Welcome Back!

Thanks for the stats.  It is getting worse.  And to think Nascar now controls the tv broadcasts totally.  Probably by season's end, we will be down to about 50% viewing of the race.  The no side by side really irks me.

Sally, thanks for that link.  It was a well written article and just goes to prove more and more people are getting disenchanted with Nascar.


Title: Truck Series Commericals & Laps Shown
Post by: Desmond on July 27, 2006, 04:24:22 PM
In the linked article, Brent Hecker mentions the "little dots across the screen."  That's TrackPass, and remember that someone else on this forum (Sally?) has asked about the possible connection between the denial of "side-by-side" and NASCAR's desire to sell TrackPass.

As for his description of NASCAR InCar, that's pretty interesting.  "Lots of time looking at walls" or something like that.  By the way, I think that InCar is no longer available.  I want someone else to confirm this.