by Clance' McClannahan, Special To NASCAR commentary and driver pictures, 2012 NASCAR schedule, video, Bench Racing With Steve and CharlieJuly 30, 2010 10:21 pm UTC 2 Comments
Hiya! I understand you had a rough day on the wallet, as well as has Ryan Newman.
Ryan Newman handled his disappointing fine with the grace and acceptance of The Rocketman. His Boss, tongue in cheek, ( I believe) felt the penalties were correct. As usual Mr. Smoke coming out of his ears blamed the media for the role they have played in blowing things out of proportion and encouraging the fans to believe negative things about NASCAR. I received a tweet from Ramsey Poston, regarding some of the negativity that you were complaining about.
I had sent a tweet/twit/twirp to Ramsey Poston that ”Protecting NASCAR & airing grievances privately is one thing, fining drivers just brings more negative light to the sport”. My opinion regarding both Ryan and yourself.
Then you began to go off about it being the fault of Twitter and Media and secret logs, etc….PUHLEEZE! Did you think things were confidential on Twitter? Take some responsibility, whether you agree or not with the outcome.
Mr. Poston’s reply to me was “”He’s not frustrated w/ NASCAR-he’s frustrated that drivers have been so supportive of the policy – and have been since Jan.” Hmmmm.
I retweeted his reply, and Lo and Behold!!!! It was amazing how many NASCAR Journalist’s and so called Journalist’s took credit for being the person that Ramsey Poston was referring too!
My advise? Listen to Tony Stewart… Or blame each and every writer who has become a Twitter Cluck and gained their hours or days or seconds of fame there, instead of through good writing skills. Skills most of them have, had, or lost somewhere since they started writing in 140 characters or less.
Remember…Twitter has become the new “News Media”. There are a lot of fans who now read the tweets and twits as gospel truth from the people they see tweet the most. He who clucks loudest wins and becomes most influential. There are a lot of fans that don’t even take the time to read articles any longer. They read Twitter.
I did think it was pretty funny how many Clucks jumped to take credit as the person upset since January, to be so mentioned personally by the Master Ramsey Poston.
Too funny. Laugh it off. Don’t stop tweeting. Your fans love it. Continue to engage in banter just don’t let certain people suck you in for their own fame. I know you know who I am talking about, but just in case there is confusion between those who are taking the most credit for your demise, DM me. Maybe they can split your fines.
by Charlie Turner
Thanks for stopping by OnPitRow.com and the Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie blog. The best NASCAR and IndyCar news and opinion, exclusive pictures and video. I'm Charlie Turner. Follow me on Twitter @onpitrowMay 14, 2008 1:02 pm UTC 10 Comments
Are you one of the afflicted? Here are some of the signs.
- You have pictures of Wendy Venturini and Krista Voda covering an entire wall – or room – in your home.
- You write in a NASCAR blog more that you talk to your family.
- You know the date and time of the next Goodyear tire test for Cup Cars, but forgot Mothers Day.
- You get pissed when someone disses one of your favorite NASCAR celebrities.
- Your objectivity blurs when what you want to be true about something in NASCAR, just isn’t so.
There are many more symptoms. I admit to having some – not the room full of pictures one! – and John Daly should fess up too.
J D’s The Daly Planet has another one of his NASCAR TV show reviews of Dave Despain’s Wind Tunnel special for the NASCAR All Star weekend. Once again, the Planet shows its disdain for Despain. I guess it’s more that John sees disdain in Despain’s attitude towards NASCAR. John has written this stuff before, taking the lead in blaming the demise of “Inside Nextel Cup” on Dave’s hosting skills. Here’s a bit from the Planet’s post…
Although Despain has a long and distinguished history with NASCAR, his current relationship with the sport is prickly at best. He seems to continually be on the verge of exasperation where every NASCAR topic is concerned.
Dave Despain was a guest ON PIT ROW last night. I admit, he is one of my favorite people in the media. ON PIT ROW is a mostly NASCAR Cup Series show. That’s what we talk about. Dave knows this. But I have never – not one time – gotten any feeling that he has a negative – or prickly – bias towards NASCAR racing. He’s a pro.
Speed TV and NASCAR must agree, or prime, showcase opportunities like last night’s All Star special and the acclaimed – even by Daly – show about the history of Daytona International Speedway would go to hosts ….
“….more informed about the specifics of the sport”
I’m going back to the meeting now. You are more than welcome to join me, J D.
If you have more ideas for signs of Nascaholism tell us.
by Charlie Turner
Thanks for stopping by OnPitRow.com and the Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie blog. The best NASCAR and IndyCar news and opinion, exclusive pictures and video. I'm Charlie Turner. Follow me on Twitter @onpitrowMarch 26, 2008 11:58 am UTC 15 Comments
I feel so used. Sucked in by the implied respectability of network television coverage of our beloved sport and the desperation of one of the biggest players in NASCAR media to invent stories when they are tough to find. Nice job ESPN.
I admit it. I bit. Shortly before leaving to get to our ON PIT ROW broadcast location Tuesday, I saw a blurb about MRN stalwart and Sirius Satellite radio host Dave Moody checking on a report that ESPN the Magazine was breaking a story about some Toyota team being caught red-handed with a top-secret Jack Roush Racing part.
Now we broadcast the show from our winter home, a sports bar called Frickers, just outside the right field wall at Fifith Third Field – the home of the Toledo Mud Hen’s and like all respectable sports bars, it’s full of TV’s – and one radio show that’s full of….itself. Just before our scheduled air time, ESPN’s NASCAR Now was on the tube, with a “special breaking news” report from Terry Blount. My suspicion level began to tick upward.
The Daly Planet actually watched the whole thing and JD seems disappointed that the show, formerly hosted by Eric “the Awful” has slipped from some recently reached level of credibility. Despite Alan Bestwick’s arrival, NASCAR Now is still a hype-laden shill-show and using a jaded, J-school ……. using Terry Blount for their investigative reporter says it all. If Jerry wasn’t laid up with a bad back, he’d say it better, but when I saw Blount was behind it, I should have let the story go.
So I apologize to ON PIT ROW listeners for wasting the time that Steve and I spent talking about this non-story last night. I wonder if ESPN will do the same?