NASCAR: Which Coverage is Your Favorite?
As I sat down to watch the Lennox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on TNT, I got to think which NASCAR Sprint Cup racing coverage do you people like best?
Here is my opinion,
I dread the middle part of the season when TNT's coverage begins. I just don't think it is very good. I like Larry Mcreynolds, but there is just something about Bill Weber, Wally Dallenbach, and Kyle Petty I do not like.
Of course, I do miss Benny Parsons. I enjoyed B.P. quite a bit, but Benny is gone, and it looks as though Kyle Petty will be filling that broadcast seat for a while. Don't get me wrong, I think Kyle is a great guy and an amazing ambassador of NASCAR racing, but in my opinion, he is not cut out for broadcasting.
The only thing I do enjoy of the TNT coverage is the few times I get to see Lindsey Czarniak. Come on, we all like a pretty face.
ESPN/ABC is not so bad. Rusty Wallace and Brad Daugherty get on my nerves sometimes, and Tim Brewers is a little awkward, but I think they do a pretty good job. I enjoy watching their nationwide coverage, and I am looking forward to when their coverage of the Sprint Cup Series begins at The Brickyard.
They have tried to do some neat things with the in-race reporter and Tim Brewer's DISH-tech center, and I think they are just going to get better. Overall, their broadcasts are fun to watch and usually pretty informative.
My personal favorite is FOX. Mike Joy, Larry Mcreynolds, Jeff Hammond, Chris Myers, and Darrell Waltrip have a good ole time calling those races, and they make it fun to watch.
D.W. is corny at times, but you got to love the man for having so much passion about NASCAR racing. Dick Bergren and the other pit-reports are very good at what they do.
The Digger camera is one of the coolest things I have seen in any sports coverage. The shots they have from that thing are so awesome. The broadcasts on FOX are entertaining to watch, and I usually go away having learned something new.
I would like to see them stay on for the six races on TNT and then just transition right into the ESPN/ABC coverage.
All of these networks have other programming besides NASCAR racing, which is where SPEED channel comes in really handy! On Fridays, my TV is tuned to SPEED all day long for the practice sessions and qualifying and then Saturday during the practice sessions.
Michael Waltrip is corny like D.W. but he, Phil Parsons, and Rick Allen do an excellent job covering the Craftsman Truck races. I am glad SPEED carries them because I enjoy watching the trucks.
The lineup of NASCAR shows on speed is great. Everything from Trackside on Friday night to This Week in NASCAR on Monday. Kenny Wallace, Bob Dilner, John Roberts, Wendy Venturini, and Steve Burns are great as well as the guys that double on from FOX.
Hermie Sadler and Jimmy Spencer, I can take or leave, but altogether their speed coverage is great!
You know my opinions on all the different networks that cover NASCAR. I want to know what all of you think, so post comments of your opinions!
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