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Title: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Cheryl on August 20, 2007, 11:27:04 PM
We recorded this show last Wed. and I'm just getting around to watching it.  It's a little better than expected, but some of the fans are just too melodramatic for me.  I don't think I've ever had "the hair stand up on the back of my neck" at the start of a race.   :laugh:  Another fan they interviewed said "it's gets my juices flowing."   ::)  But, so far it's not too bad.  Anyone else watch this show?

Cheryl


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: sally on August 21, 2007, 02:27:34 AM
For some reason, my local ABC affiliates decided to air a show on polygamy on Wednesday at 9 PM instead of the nascar show.  I have no idea if it was good or not.

Sally


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Cheryl on August 21, 2007, 12:18:20 PM
For some reason, my local ABC affiliates decided to air a show on polygamy on Wednesday at 9 PM instead of the nascar show. 

I think the show is at 10 pm on Wednesdays, but not really sure.  I just set a season pass on the Tivo and it goes out and finds it whenever it was shown. 

Cheryl


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: sally on August 22, 2007, 01:34:48 AM
I don't know when they are airing it where you are, Cheryl, but is is listed in my TV guide as airing on Wednesday at 9 PM on ABC.  they didn't show it here then.  Or at 10.  I checked.

Sally


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: drpep (brian) on August 22, 2007, 01:36:05 AM
.  I don't think I've ever had "the hair stand up on the back of my neck" at the start of a race.   :laugh:   Anyone else watch this show?
Cheryl

 I have no reason to watch it , especially since it is on ABC which makes it nothing more than a commercial for the "chase".
 I did have "the hair stand up on the back of my neck" at the start but that was during the flyover.


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Desmond on August 22, 2007, 05:20:00 PM
I was impressed by the young Carl Edwards fan who seemed to know everything about racing.

Other than the fan comments, there was no difference between this show and Drivers 360/Drivers Non-Stop.  The quality was actually worse than either of those shows. 

The worse part was the tease "will Mark Martin walk away?"  Obviously, if you've followed NASCAR at all, you knew the answer months ago.  Obviously, that part of the show was geared to those who have never watched NASCAR at all.


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Cheryl on August 22, 2007, 05:24:40 PM
I was impressed by the young Carl Edwards fan who seemed to know everything about racing.

After watching the entire show now, I have to question how many of those people really were fans.  Especially since they interjected the actor from the defunct ABC show Invasion into the interviews, acting like he was a regular fan.  Makes me really question whether that kid was a fan or just another "plant."   >:(

Cheryl


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: old hot rodder on August 30, 2007, 05:15:05 PM
I watched about 45 minutes of it last night. The primary subject was the "big one" at Talledega, and the "adult partying" which goes on there. Shades of those shows on Sturgis and Daytona bike week! ::)
 I like Jeff Burton, so the part featuring Jeff and Kim, his wife were interesting to me.
  Otherwise, it kinda reminded me why I'm not inclined to ever go to a race at Talledega. :P


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Cheryl on August 30, 2007, 05:54:11 PM
the "adult partying" which goes on there. Shades of those shows on Sturgis and Daytona bike week! ::)

Some of that type of partying goes on at Talladega; however, the number of "flashing" incidents ABC portrayed and a lot of the other stuff was really out of proportion if you ask me.  75% of the folks camping there are in the family campgrounds and act like adults.  ABC made it seem like everyone there was out of control and I can guarantee you from personal experience, that is not the case.

Cheryl


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: old hot rodder on August 30, 2007, 07:27:06 PM
Well I am glad to hear that, Cheryl. Do you suppose this was some kind of overdramatization by the producers for the sake of shock value or something?? Would the media ever do such a thing? Is today Thursday? ;D


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Cheryl on August 30, 2007, 07:33:30 PM
Well I am glad to hear that, Cheryl. Do you suppose this was some kind of overdramatization by the producers for the sake of shock value or something??

Yes.  And apparently John Daly thinks the same thing about shock value per his article about last night's show:

http://dalyplanet.blogspot.com/

Cheryl


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Vivian on September 06, 2007, 09:38:33 PM
I watched the show at 10pm Pacific time last night.  I guess it was different, but not something I would make a point of scheduling to watch every week like I do Wind Tunnel.

One thing I caught last night was that Johnny Sauter's girlfriend is a dramatic person who has a personality that is kind of far out.  Wishing bad luck on others and crying and just putting on the emotions for one reason or another.  Remember, this is just my opinion of how I saw her portrayed.

Another thing was Delana Harvick and how involved she is with the business.  She definitely is a very pretty girl, but does not behave like all the other model type females in the garage.  I, personally, think her involvement makes her an asset even thought I may not care for the way she and Kevin sometimes interact or talk to each other..  JMO...


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: drpep (brian) on September 07, 2007, 02:03:26 AM
 I've never seen the show and never will but from I heard on the radio today editing of the show can make Johnny Sauter's girlfriend look like "a nutcase" when she may be a totally different person than ABC makes her appear to be. I don't know if this is true or not just passing on some radio discussion I heard about the show.


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Cheryl on September 07, 2007, 12:26:55 PM
I didn't watch the show yet this week, but remember TV has made a habit of showing a driver's wife crying when he wins for about 10 years now.  I've always thought that was over the top - both the coverage and the reaction.  I can see them crying if their man loses, but not winning.  But from what I've seen of Sauter's girlfriend in past episodes, she seemed like a pretty level-headed girl.  But I wouldn't be surprised by any of them "acting out" for the camera since that's what TV seems to think the reality-TV fans want to see.   >:(

Cheryl


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Cheryl on September 10, 2007, 03:30:57 PM
One thing I caught last night was that Johnny Sauter's girlfriend is a dramatic person who has a personality that is kind of far out.  Wishing bad luck on others and crying and just putting on the emotions for one reason or another.  Remember, this is just my opinion of how I saw her portrayed.

Another thing was Delana Harvick and how involved she is with the business.  She definitely is a very pretty girl, but does not behave like all the other model type females in the garage.  I, personally, think her involvement makes her an asset even thought I may not care for the way she and Kevin sometimes interact or talk to each other.. 

I watched the show Saturday morning and I guess I didn't find Sauter's girlfriend's actions concerning rooting against other drivers that over the top.  At that point, Johhny was fighting for the top 35 with Mears and Kyle Petty.  How many times do we as fans wish bad luck on those our favorites are competing against?  If we're doing, don't you think someone who has a real vested interest in how other drivers finish is only human to be upset if someone outscores her boyfriend?

Now, I did think she shouldn't have made comments about having to clean up after him in the bathroom though.  That just sounded like a kid who wanted to be outrageous for reality TV to me and was something I really didn't need to hear about.

As to Delana Harvick, I think she is a very astute business woman, based on the success of their Busch and truck operations.  I know she used to be Randy Lajoie's PR person, so she obviously has some experience in business, but she and Kevin have one of the most successful operations owned by a current driver.  And I admore their sucess a lot.  Just wish they'd keep Busch regulars in their cars.

I also admired Delana a lot for speaking up and saying they didn't feel the need to have kids. 

Cheryl


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Desmond on September 10, 2007, 06:12:58 PM
Thanks for that review.  I had planned to watch the most recent show on Wednesday, but never got around to either watching it or taping it.


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: drpep (brian) on September 13, 2007, 03:03:30 PM
 So I broke down and watched part of it. The shows executive producer was on Sirius radio and mentioned that Stanton Barrett would be part of the show last night. I taped it and watched all 5 minutes that Stanton was on for. I did love the cheesy sound effects ::) they used when cars spun and collided with each other or the wall, er sorry Safer Barrier.


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Cheryl on September 13, 2007, 03:51:11 PM
I did love the cheesy sound effects ::) they used when cars spun and collided with each other or the wall, er sorry Safer Barrier.

I noticed the same fake tire squeeling sound on several SPEED shows in the past (Beyond the Wheel, Survival of the Fastest, etc.).  Apparently the real noises aren't enough for producers of shows like these.

Cheryl


Title: Re: Feedback on NASCAR in Primetime
Post by: Desmond on September 13, 2007, 04:39:14 PM
This was the best of all the shows so far.  The producers chose a wide variety of drivers from Tony Stewart to Stanton Barrett to a go-kart racer.  Also, Montoya returned, and the show followed the reaction as he won at Sonoma.

At least they recognized that the Busch Series is more than just the Cup regulars that ruin it every week.  The Barrett segments were especially well-done.

Barrett is a very fearless guy.  I don't know if I could do one of the things he does (race car driver/stuntman), let alone both.

This was the last episode of the series, and ABC "left me wanting more," in the showbiz language.