Originally Posted by markjenn
It's pretty common in racing broadcasting to have a studio crew and a on-track crew. For example, in F1, the Speed trio of Varsha, Hobbs, and Machett doesn't generally travel to the races and instead do the broadcasts from Speed's studio in Charlotte. They rely on a single pit-crew reporter (Will Buxton) to do local angles. But this is for races in far-flung corners of the world on huge outdoor tracks where there is very little, if any, advantage to being able to look out the window vs. watching a monitor. In SX where there is a stadium and you can see the entire track, I would think being able to watch the action from a press box would be very advantageous.
Anybody know if the Sheheen, Emig, and RC are actually at the SX races?
I have seen RC and Emig at the races many times, but never Sheheen. Then again, I wouldn't be looking for him!
I am quite sure they are at the races, but by 5 or 5:30 p.m. they are in the booth doing their prep and don't come out for the rest of the night. And then you have the occasions where they bring a guest (injured) rider up to commenate on a race or two. I don't think that is happening from a studio.