By admin | June 5, 2013
By Richard Allen
I have been blessed with great readers on this website who are always willing to let their opinions be known. And to that end,Â I have decided to have a discussion topic or two per week for just that purpose. Unlike many of the columns and articles I write in which I typically only comment for the purpose of clarification,Â IÂ hope to be more actively involved in these discussions.
Today’s topic is one that often stirs plenty of debate. NASCAR television coverage is something that seemingly everyone has an opinion on. So with Fox having just concluded their portion of the Sprint Cup schedule last weekend in Dover, it’s time for fans to speak out and grade the job they did.
Fox has been covering NASCAR since the time of the 2001 television contracts went into effect.Â That year and those new TV dealsÂ essentially turned the sport into a major network staple. In that time, this particularÂ network has had very little turnover in terms of its on-air personalities. Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds have been in the booth offering “play by play” and analysis since day one. Chris Meyers has anchored the coverage from the “Hollywood Hotel”, Jeff Hammonds has played multiple roles and the pit reporters have had relatively little turnover.
The network has brought in several innovative features during its time in the sport, including the “Gyro-Cam” this season which gave viewers a new perspective from inside the race car. Also, as has been much discussed over the last couple of weeks, they began the use of a “floating” or wiredÂ camera to provide close up views of the on-track action. Of course, that device was noted for its failure during the running of the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte.
So, what did you think of the job the network did in 2013? What were your feeling on their coverage in general and what were your thoughts regarding specific areas of their airings?
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