As I indicated in my previous post, I did not get to watch enough Le Mans to really get into the action. It is always fun to watch this type of racing, where we see a ton of cars, and lots of different types on the track at the same time. I guess the rain made things interesting, but all in all I was just a casual observer. Would have been nice if the Corvette could have chased down the Aston Martin, but the final Safety Car ended all hopes for the US.
The FOX US Grand Prix broadcast was very nice. I read earlier today that it was not going to be in HD, but it was showing up as 1080i on my TV, and looked great. Maybe not as clear as the TNT NASCAR race at Michigan, but still very nice. It was interesting to see that the pseudo HD broadcast was about 1.5 seconds behind the SD broadcast. Don’t ask why I noticed. OK, I confess. I will flit between SD and HD to show my wife just how awesome our TV is when looking at HD broadcasts. I know; I am strange.
I am not sure who was responsible for the FOX broadcast, but what was up with not showing Hamilton and Alonso in the closing laps? I love Ferrari as much as the next guy (that loves Ferrari), but how do you not show the race leader for a good seven laps? Alonso looked utterly crushed. Lewis Hamilton is pretty damn fun to watch.
I did not watch much of the Michigan race; it just did not capture my attention. As I am watching the closing laps, it looks like my prediction of a non Hendrick team winning today was spot on, even if the pick was off. A Carl Edwards win, and poor finishes by most of the Top 10 except for Tony Stewart (finished 3rd), coupled with another Top 10 finish by Jeff Gordon (finished 9th), means that Gordon should increase his points led. How about Junior? He managed a 5th place finish, which should go a long way towards helping his Chase cause.