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NASCAR Hotpass 2011

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by SPACEMAKER, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    "Fastest car" and "Best car" are not always the same car.
     
  2. RD in Fla

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    Maybe Smoke will get some play on Hotpass this week after winning two in a row. It would be nice. :)
     
  3. peano

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    You are right if best car is the winning car. In this case the winning car was the best "Fuel Mileage Car". Yuk.

    That doesn't make Tony a better driver.
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    It absolutely does. It shows that he knows his car and knows what it takes to save fuel and win. Tony's method was obviously better than Jeff's.
     
  5. peano

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    Its hard to save fuel that was never in the tank. Example: Loudon one year ago.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LffbGkjTYE
     
  6. RunnerFL

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    You're making no sense at all. Of course it wasn't in the tank, that's why they had to save fuel to begin with.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2011 #247 of 430
    RunnerFL

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    So we get a non fuel milage race and how did that turn out? Snoozefest...

    And no, that has nothing to do with who won or how bad Tony did.
     
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    SPACEMAKER

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    Not a great race yesterday but anything is better than those fuel mileage races. The only people that enjoy fuel mileage races are the fans and teams of the driver who wins them.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 #249 of 430
    RunnerFL

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    Not necessarily. I enjoy fuel milage races because they get your heart rate going, regardless of who wins. (Yes, I even enjoyed NH last year when Tony lost on fuel milage) Yesterday however was just borrrringgg.

    This week, Kansas, should be back to fuel mileage. :D
     
  10. Oct 5, 2011 #250 of 430
    Mickstix

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    Yea, I just love a race where everyone runs half throttle for the last 1/4 of the "race".. Give me a boring race where the best cars wins, over the "excitement" of a 15th place car running half throttle for the win, any day..

    What are the odds on Jr. getting the 4th Hotpass channel for the rest of the year, even though he's got no chance at the title? Im all for top 4 cars in the points getting a channel from here on out, but it'll never happen..
     
  11. peano

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    Hmmmm. The 48 has some work to do to win six. Congrats to the 17.

    And my guy, the 24, made it up to 8th at one point thanks to Gustafson. Too bad Gordon can't handle restarts. So many points lost.
     
  12. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Yea, talk about a crash and burn. Getting a little greedy for those points and put himself between a rock and a REALLY hard place.

    I was about to quit watching the Sprint cup races if he got back into first place.
     
  13. ChuckZ

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    Like many have said in the past, I for one sure am happy that with 5 more chase races left, none will be on ABC...thus no disconnect between the "national video feed" of the race and using PRN for the audio for the Hotpass channels...very distracting. Did anyone else notice that the Hotpass video feed was NOT from ABC/ESPN? In the past, DTV, I believe, used the feed from WABC out of NYC. However, it appears that DTV used a feed from "Time Warner" in Charlotte. I have a TV with picture-and-picture with a second receiver (SD) and I watched the ABC broadcast in split screen and it was for the most part different from the Hotpass video. I don't know how a source other than ESPN/ABC could have access to the different camera angles, but they did. However, naturally, it still didn't sync up with the radio broadcast. With the "Time Warner" broadcast came another distraction...the showing of the running order. It took up nearly one third of the screen on the left...whereas, ESPN and the normal Hotpass screen has a small scroll across the top. Another clue that it wasn't an ABC/ESPN video feed was during the second half "Non-stop" of the broadcast where they show the race and commercial, the "Time Warner" feed didn't have it. Also, DTV did a halfway decent job of blocking out the PRN advertisements, but was a little late on the button on occasion.

    I wish DTV would do something over the winter to find a better solution for when the Hotpass Cup races are broadcast on ABC. Maybe they can hire their own broadcast crew in place of the ABC audio. I think they could find several former owners/drivers and crew-chiefs that would be willing to showcase their talent...just as long as one of them is NOT Michael Waltrip. As my mother use to say, he must have been vaccinated with a Victrola needle...that boy can talk all day and never say a word - enough said.

    I yearn for the days when we use to pay for Hotpass and had more control over the audio. I know it might not have been cost effective for DTV because probably not many folks felt like paying for it, but I believe it was way better than it is now.

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  14. SPACEMAKER

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    That race at Charlotte was the worst I have ever seen in terms of aero push and lack of passing. Just an absolute stinker.
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    Agreed
     
  16. Sgt. Slaughter

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    ehh ill give ya passing was tough at times but the GREAT thing was that for the first time in a long time I didn't have to sit there in the infield and watch the 18 dominate the enitre race for both series. He had one fo the few ones that could pass so as much as i hate seeing him do good it was impressive to see him pass through the field.

    track position is getting to be a little of a boar though as it is still too much of an advantage. There was one part of the race where I herd Letarte call for 2 tires on caution pitstop and he initially thought he was gonna be with 1/4-1/2 the field in that strategy and then everyone took 2. his comments were along the lines "...well i guess track position isn't a secret anymore..."
     
  17. noahproblem

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    Since I only saw a little of HotPass this week I can't say for sure but based on what I saw from the other ABC races (Bristol & Richmond) I believe they were using the in-track JumboTron feed (maybe TW provides the video infrastructure at CMS?)
     
  18. Sgt. Slaughter

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    Would make sense bc the times I listened to tv feed on the scanner it semi matched up to the video screen. Least it was a lot better than what was with mrn audio and it.
     
  19. SPACEMAKER

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    I actually like it when Hotpass uses MRN/PRN. We also get to see racing while everyone else sees local ads. I don't think I turned off the Hotpass channels even one time.

    It's just to bad the racing was soooo bad. The NASCAR reporters that post on Twitter were relaying what the teams were saying and they all were complaining about how awful the racing conditions were regarding the aero push. I really hope something is done to fix it.
     
  20. James Long

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    Gordon was cheated. :(
    And if the 48 wins a championship this year it will be a great comeback story.
     

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