Monday, February 23, 2009

NASCAR on FOX sucks rocks.

I watched the NASCAR pre-race coverage from California yesterday.

Waitaminnit... let's restart.

I tried to watch the NASCAR pre-race coverage from California yesterday.

Is this what its going to be each week? Fluff like Hammond's Dr. Seuss bit? A Digger cartoon? Ridiculous. They could have redeemed themselves when Gavin Rossdale hit the stage and had him play a good ol' fashioned ass-kicker to get people fired up but it would seem that the more logical choice was a slow love song. Really? Don't get me wrong. I like "Love Remains the Same". Great song. Save for an ice skating broadcast, it absolutely has no place on a sports show.

But hey, if you're into the new FOX pre-race format don't let me stop you. You may find it entertaining. But as the guy in second place on the backstretch says... I think I'll pass.

By the way, there's no law that says you can't turn the volume down on the TV and listen to something better before the race starts. Catch pre-race coverage for each Cup series race on The Score at 1570 on the AM and now at 95.3 on the FM. No fluff... just facts. Here's the link to the website. They stream online, too.


  1. I'm glad that I'm not alone on this. I have been bitching about it since the start of the season. What happened to informing me of what went on over the course of the week. I don't know about you, but i don't have time to watch 300 hours of nascar programming to keep up, that's what the pre race is supposed to do, inform, maybe entertain a little, but I don't need it. What they have done to the pre race show is a disgrace.

  2. I am about ready to give up watching races on fox all together 84 laps into the race have seen about 10 min. of racing and a whole lot of commercials and every time they come back form one there is a caution that you have missed to hell with nascar I think i'll watch the olympics.