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Cheryl
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« on: March 06, 2006, 01:16:22 AM »

I know no one else here cares, but I guess Fox couldn't ship their HD equpment south of the border.  

This sure seems like a disjointed broadcast to me.  Cameras would be showing pit stops and announcers were talking about someone besides who they were showing.

Mike Joy's comment about "the first five are Busch regulars..." really stung when each of the guys were regulars in Winston Cup.  Thankfully, he seemed to have realized how that sounded and later called them "NASCAR regulars" when comparing them to the road course drivers entered in the event.  

We barely even hear about any true Busch regulars these days.  For instance, David Green was not mentioned until he returned to the track 16 laps down after transmission problems.  We only saw Kluever and O'Quinn when they were in the top five after getting off pit sequence.  

Glad to see the announcers DID question Harvick's penalty (as I did).  Even though he's not one of my favorites, if the left side was considered "outside" at this track, then he passed to the outside on the restart.  Believe me, I'm still smarting from "the Brian Vickers Rule" about "being in the process of passing" someone on a restart.

Uh...do you think anyone missed the fact Fox would be showing the race from Las Vegas next week?  Seemed like there were about 100 ads, promos, billboards, or announcers' mentioning it.

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006, 04:42:05 AM »

I wonder what happened to 'local' yellows on the road course?  This turned out to be almost as boring as California, due to the plethora of caution laps.  Guess they needed the extra time for ads or something?  Like Cheryl, I wondered of there were ANY Busch 'regulars on the track.  Between the Cup drivers, the road course specialists, and the local Mexican drivers, we heard little about anyone else on the track.  I thought this was a weak effort, even for Fox standards.

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2006, 09:57:15 PM »

The broadcast did seem a bit odd.  They were so intent on mentioning the Mexican array of drivers that they forgot to include most of the the real Busch drivers.  I think it was good to pay tribute to the country and to their drivers but at this point, I truly feel it was not a real Busch race what with all the different drivers.  Once they did mention that someone was trying to get the 5 points for leading, but other than that, it just seemed more like a special race which was held out of country.  And with the little excerpts and attempts at the language, I felt like I was watching some sort of show.

BTW, I do have to comment on the young lady who sang our national anthem.  Even with her accent, with the added music, it was a rendition that I enjoyed.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006, 01:36:48 PM »

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BTW, I do have to comment on the young lady who sang our national anthem.  Even with her accent, with the added music, it was a rendition that I enjoyed.


Although it doesn't have anything to do with the broadcast itself, I have to agree with you, Vivian!  She certainly sang it like it was intended and didn't try to turn it into a love ballad or something to feature your own singing style like most American "stars" have done in recent years.

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006, 02:05:53 PM »

Cheryl,

I don't mean to be picky, but to show you mistakes happen...did you say "Winston Cup" regulars?  You know we all misspeak sometimes...let's cut these guys a little slack.  Again excuse me for being critical...it is still early in the season.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006, 02:26:41 PM »

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Cheryl,

I don't mean to be picky, but to show you mistakes happen...did you say "Winston Cup" regulars?  You know we all misspeak sometimes...let's cut these guys a little slack.  Again excuse me for being critical...it is still early in the season.


No, actually, I meant to say Winston Cup.  It will always be Winston Cup Racing to me since I'm "old-school" as my husband recently pointed out.  I try my best to never give credit to the celluar phone company because I don't believe they'll ever do anything FOR the sport like Winston did.  

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 04:34:05 PM »

I'm right with you, Cheryl.  Winston put as much into racing as they ever got out.  The wireless company is reaping the benefits of what Winston did.  It will always be Winston Cup to me, too.

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006, 06:21:42 PM »

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I'm right with you, Cheryl.  Winston put as much into racing as they ever got out.  The wireless company is reaping the benefits of what Winston did.  It will always be Winston Cup to me, too.


There's also the connotations.  I think of "Winston Cup" drivers as hard-nosed, dedicated "good old boy" racers.  I think of "Nextel Cup" drivers as highly polished figures chosen as much for their good looks as much for driving ability.

THIS IS NOT BASHING!  After all, every current Cup driver deserves to be on NASCAR's biggest stage.  It's just what I think of when I think of the series names.

P.S. I should also tell you that the name will change again in 2007, from what I understand.  It will be the "Sprint Cup" or the "Sprint for the Cup" or something like that since Sprint bought Nextel last year.
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