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    What's up with NASCAR?

    First does anybody feel that Fox runs too many commercials (compared to ESPN) and takes up too much time hyping the race? They take up to an hour before a race starts. ESPN takes 15 or 20 minutes at most.
    NASCAR knows the weather forecast. Would it be possible to issue tickets with the possibility of running a race on Saturday (if it's on Sunday), or if in the event of a Saturday race, on Sunday, if the best indicators for weather dictate? At any rate come on ESPN, they do a much better job. Rant over.
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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by kyallie View Post
    First does anybody feel that Fox runs too many commercials (compared to ESPN) and takes up too much time hyping the race? They take up to an hour before a race starts. ESPN takes 15 or 20 minutes at most.
    NASCAR knows the weather forecast. Would it be possible to issue tickets with the possibility of running a race on Saturday (if it's on Sunday), or if in the event of a Saturday race, on Sunday, if the best indicators for weather dictate? At any rate come on ESPN, they do a much better job. Rant over.
    Couple of things:

    -Fox runs a long pre-game because that's how they do all their sports. With their NASCAR coverage, they are doing it when football is over so they can get away with it because airtime needs to be filled.

    -Teams/drivers/networks/advertisers/etc. prepare for a race to be run on Sunday, regardless.
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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    It's scheduled tonight at 7:30....wonder what time the RACE starts......no rant but ESPN does a much better job with fewer commercials, IMHO.

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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by kyallie View Post
    It's scheduled tonight at 7:30....wonder what time the RACE starts......no rant but ESPN does a much better job with fewer commercials, IMHO.
    That should tell you advertisers view the FOX package more attractive than the ESPN package, which gets lost in the shuffle due to the NFL season.
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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    personally, I like Fox's coverage far better than ESPN's.

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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    Fox is tons better that ESPN's coverage. DW is great. ESPN offers the best coverage with most things but they are horrible with NASCAR. I know as much about NASCAR as Brad Daugherty.
    Compared to TNT's coverage ESPN is great. Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach are horrible. I miss Eli doing NASCAR.
    By the way go Kenseth, Biffle, Stenhouse, and Edwards.

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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    I, personally, am a much bigger fan of Fox than ESPN. I enjoy the extra pre-race time, since we only get one race a week I like to get as much as I can! Also, DW does a better job than anyone IMO. Just happy to have the season start!

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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    They blew something up. Are you happy now Allie?
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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bear Disciple View Post
    I, personally, am a much bigger fan of Fox than ESPN. I enjoy the extra pre-race time, since we only get one race a week I like to get as much as I can! Also, DW does a better job than anyone IMO. Just happy to have the season start!
    My biggest problem with Nascar is that I'm happy to have the season start, but it takes sooooooooooooo long to wrap up. Less is more, and 38 weekends a year is too much imo.
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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by RJ YellowHammer View Post
    My biggest problem with Nascar is that I'm happy to have the season start, but it takes sooooooooooooo long to wrap up. Less is more, and 38 weekends a year is too much imo.
    Never enough if you ask me! The worst thing to me about every sport is they day it ends, and with NASCAR, you only wait a few months and it comes right back! I certainly understand your point of view, however, there are times even I feel they drag it out a little too long in the midseason.

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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by RJ YellowHammer View Post
    They blew something up. Are you happy now Allie?
    I didn't stay up, thankfully no one was hurt.....they used TIDE detergent to clean it up!

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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    FOX has the best commentators and coverage. i wish fox could do all the races. espn and tnt suck. i rarely ever watch anything on espn (unless ALABAMA is playing).

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    Re: What's up with NASCAR?

    Thank goodness TNT and ESPN is taking over the rest of the season. No more 45-50 minute or more 'til race time,no more Bloviating, more racing. Nascar better get it's act together, lots of empty seats and lower TV ratings..hope they can.

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