Do you get bored watching the race on TV? Well you’re not alone. Millions of fans suffer this debilitating condition every time NASCAR takes to the banks of such exciting tracks as California and Michigan. Fear not! There is a cure for this. Turn on your radio!
Sorry, but I figured since this post was essentially going to be an advertisement I might as well start it off that way. To be serious though races like today’s even start wearing on me and I live and breath this stuff. If it hadn’t been for the rain, it would have been an essentially caution free affair. Once everyone gets spread apart, it is (and was) not too exciting.
While it perhaps is not the cure all, next time you get bored watching the race, try turning off the sound on your TV and turning up your radio. The guys and gals of MRN and PRN do a marvelous job of covering the race.
From Barney Hall, Mike Bagley, Winston Kelley and Dave Moody at MRN to Doug Rice, Steve Richards, Mark Garrow and Rob Albright at PRN, each brings decades of racing knowledge and distinctive voices and styles.
Not to mention these guys get so excited about what they do. They are constantly “on the chip” making anyone who is listening feel the same way. Even when the action on track, or on pit road is not that exciting, they manage to breath life into it.
Radio is not an easy business. Unlike TV you don’t have images to capture people’s imaginations and unlike print you can’t spell out for people what went on. It is up to you and your own voice and words to help bring an event to life. Through the medium though you have the extraordinary power to convey emotion and connect with the listener. This is something all of these guys are able to do very well.
So if you’re sick of the television broadcast, or you can’t be at home to watch the race, flip to your local country or classic rock station and check out racing action on the radio, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Blickensderfer Batting 1000
I couldn’t help but mention this; Drew Blickensderfer has a perfect Sprint Cup Series record. Sure the guy has only been Matt Kenseth’s crew chief for two races, but something must be working.
After a rough season with Chip Bolin, Kenseth has to be ecstatic at where he is at. It is still very premature in the season, but Kenseth and Blickensderfer could just be contenders.