Friday Blog- Pocono August 1, 2008Posted by claireblang in 2008 Season, Tracks, Trackside.
Tags: claire b lang, Joe Mattioli, NASCAR, Pocono Raceway, XM Radio
Image via WikipediaHey: A quick note from the media center at Pocono Raceway. I interviewed Dr. Joe Mattioli Chairman of the Board and CEO of Pocono Raceway yesterday on air and he was up on the wheel. One quote during the interview from him was a real standout…he talked about NASCAR getting criticized by it’s players:
Doc Matiolli on “Dialed In” with Claire B Lang on XMSN Channel 144:
“I started with Bill Senior 40 years ago and Bill Junior and now we’re with Jimmy and over all those years they (NASCAR) may have had egg on their face four or five or six times in different situations and it always pissed me off because I felt that they made so many milllionaires – all these drivers and car owners they run around with their million dollar coaches and their multi million dollar jet planes their boats and every time they (NASCAR) have egg on their face these guys come out and bitch about NASCAR. I don’t see them going to any other sanctioning body- they keep staying here but they like to bitch – and they should get on their knees every night and thank God for NASCAR.”
Doc Mattioli said he does not think that the Pocono race should be shortened and that 80% of the fans that his group polled said they do not want the race to be shortened.
Here’s some interesting data. Average length (Hours – Min – Seconds) for the last ten races at the following tracks.
Lowe’s (October): 3:44:37
NOTE: With Lowe’s this is only the last ten October races because it is 500 miles and the May race is 600.
It’s a busy day with some interesting conversation and I’m slamming in the garage preparing for today’s show. I’ll catch you later on “Dialed In” and with more on the Blog.
Have a great day.