The Daly Planet: Racing In the Rain Was Less Than Stellar
Saturday, August 2, 2008
At the halfway point, 32 of the 43 cars were running. There was no full-field
recap done by ESPN at this point, because the network would have to explain the
small number of cars on the track despite no mechanical failures or accidents.
The ESPN graphic crawl was changed as frequently as possible to avoid revealing
the reality of this "start and park" festival.
The normally dependable Marty Reid was off-balance from the beginning of the
rain through the end of the race. This was possibly helped by the poor TV
directing which often featured tight camera shots of two cars running together,
but rarely used a speed shot or a panorama to show fans any kind of overall
Crusader-who got tired of seeing only Villaneuve & Fellows racing for 5th!