Is there no pleasing people? I always here "wah, wah, there's too many commercials!" And it's true, there are too many commercials during a normal NASCAR broadcast. With the "Wide Open Coverage", the race stays on, and you are free to ignore the commercial if you choose. Yeah, the bar is a bit obtrusive, but it's not THAT much bigger than usual. Most importantly, the race was only actually off the air for what, 2, maybe 2.5 minutes per hour? As opposed to 15 or more... I'll take ads in race coverage over cutting away from the race any day so long as it was done right. I've never been happy with Bill Weber, but other than him I thought that this was a great broadcast. If they did this every week, I'd be pleased.