Camping World CEO likes tweets that call out the miss from the television broadcast
On Saturday night, the NASCAR Truck Series took the stage in Knoxville, Iowa. The half-mile dirt track of Knoxville Raceway hosted their second NASCAR event.
The event took place on Father’s Day weekend, an off weekend for the Cup and Xfinity Series. So, surely the FOX television team brought their A-game to Knoxville.
That doesn’t appear to be the case. Two major incidents were missed and later brought to the surface by fans who shot video from the stands. The internet doesn’t miss a thing…
Jessica Friesen flip
On lap 57, tv coverage showed Jessica Friesen parked on the inside berm. What they didn’t show is how she got there.
Friesen actually drove into the berm at corner entry. Her truck was then kicked sideways and she rolled a full 360 degrees.
The truck came back to rest on it’s wheels. They gave the impression it was just a spin.
The truck was hauled to the infield. The crew was able to fix the machine and put her back on the track. However, she only made a few laps and retired from the race due to a ‘brake’ issue.
Brett Moffitt incident
That wasn’t the only thing FOX missed…
With 25 laps to go, Lawless Alan and Brett Moffitt ran side by side off turn four. However, Alan wasn’t aware that Moffitt was still on his outside.
Alan stuffed Moffitt in the outside wall down the front stretch. Moffitt’s truck climbed up on the wall and he rode it nearly the full length of the straight.
At the same time, Tanner Gray came to a stop and the caution was thrown.
Marcus Lemonis likes tweets referring to FOX missing the action
Marcus Lemonis is the CEO of Camping World, the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The following tweets were liked by Marcus Lemonis’ twitter account:
PSterling9512: “Wait…@NASCARonNBC caught this, but @NASCARONFOX completely missed it? Who else is not surprised?”
itsdirtreynolds: “This broadcast deal is probably influencing Lemonis’ decision to continue sponsoring the series. Why sponsor something when the sport and broadcast partners don’t take it seriously?”
Chris_021239316: “Who’s idea was it to go head to head with SRX? I’ll catch the end of the truck race after SRX is over at 10pm. And both are sponsored by Camping World.”
nascarkathy: “These Camping World Truck races were so much better when they were at @EldoraSpeedway. No comparison at all.”
Note: Aside from tv coverage, the race at Knoxville Raceway started at the same time as the debut of the 2022 SRX season. Camping World is the sponsor of both racing divisions.
Watch the crash videos below.