SUCKS THE BIG ONE!!!!! If you have a HD set with 16:9 ratio, you want the whole picture!
open, coverage - they used commercial inserts over the race running in the background.
I found the commercials distracting so I muted them and I could concentrate on the racing while ignoring the ads. I'm not sure that's what they had in mind, but...
I hated it. What a waste for HD viewers. I zoomed the picture to get rid of the crap on the bottom third of the screen.
Please, please, please NASCAR don't ever sign a deal with TNT again!