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Dave Despain chats long-time MRN radio announcer Barney Hall this year's Chase for the Cup class and his thoughts on the Hall of Fame nominees.
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-- produce is an -- of the points after the first race of the chase Mark Martin had a Jimmie Johnson Denny Hamlin tied for second Montoya at such a good run today in. Fourth slot him to Kurt Busch despite all the internal trauma as a met in. Fifth in points. Okay raise your hand. If you have ever turned -- sound on announced our TV broadcaster most in the motor racing network instead because well just because I have so you know -- first justified is the radio hosts of good NASCAR has been for forty years since Nomar and was four Barney hall. Pleasure to have you heard about it pleasure being here today there really is now tell you a bit earlier before it came on the -- that we worked together a long long time ago several races the last one I remember -- was he was at -- -- -- got -- -- lives of those there's another sore -- the world get a don't they have since been too long. I have mixed emotions about this interview half of me wants you to tell me all your opinions about all what's going all the NASCAR. And the other Raptors just tell me about -- cool stories so we'll split the difference let's start with. What's what's what that woman just called -- it do you think that that race today at debris cautions -- worse largest bunch up the field. No I don't really don't -- think NASCAR does that whatsoever I mean. Why would you give away your integrity for one race -- to throw it away forever so you're an error. Every week and you see it end and you think those cautions are for real what. Would jury what surprised you or impressed you about the race today in terms of this being the 1 September will decide the championship. I think have good Montoya ran the whole race only come up a little bit short of winning the thing and then. Mark Martin has just had a phenomenal year going and we talked about this on radio a couple of times what what what -- wasn't what drew you to that. It wasn't in the town and I live venerated anelka North Carolina little -- 500 people populated area they've there was some dirt racetrack real player back in the late forties and and we if the -- hang around we and we we were and -- the best remember eighth or ninth grade we walked about five miles to get over there to see either of the race course we didn't have any money yet again. We all climbed up on the fence. It was gonna watch the race and learn a couple of guys as we've got -- and say hey man it's a great place kimono. When I clammed up and stuck my head up over the fancy clutter dirt about the sound of grapefruit caught -- right around and life. -- on my race was over arsenic to heck with this but that's the first place I ever -- race car that's -- like -- recorder position -- we used to work trip -- -- Are so that's open Junior Johnson -- towards that's up for all the moonshine and used to go one tell me a story. Of thome to junior Johnson's revenue her story that's a good story -- the they had gathered there that was involved in this from the revenue or he was in -- -- one more and we're eating breakfast he kept looking at me finally came already said you Barney -- Massa yes I am. And he says I'm revenue agent so and so -- you don't know me but he says have you read junior's book and answered yes and he's had a lot of good stories in their recent there's one in there. That the that not in that should have been in their NASA what's -- He said that years and years ago myself another agent always he would in the woods up close to junior's house because we wanted to -- dad we saw him come out every morning about daylight would go down in the creek. And disappear into the woods and we say we knew was going to steal but we couldn't catch him -- -- good following and get there. And he said want particular morning we were up there and junior in his little brother friend was out front yard play and not junior was probably place at 55 or six years old friend before flat. They came down and told him that they had some money for his daddy. And they would take him up to the door of his dad was working that they would give him five dollars and Jeter said now we can do it. And he said love you know what if we give you five dollars a piece you're your little brother then he Saddam -- lot of pop and candy. -- thought about a minute he said. Okay will do it in peace they just said okay take this up there where you days it. He -- knowledge usually who can't do that to you give us the money. And -- -- will will give me the money when we come back. -- -- junior -- and straight man since now -- do that because -- not take gala where you ain't coming back -- hit a decent you know we didn't go -- -- -- 102 answer you're on the committee to -- the Hall of Fame inductees who the first five -- could you tell who you voted for but as. Probably secret obviously there's a couple no brainer big bill France is going to be -- you know. Without him it wouldn't mean anything this will think about. Morrison no work is notable not only for its long coverage of NASCAR but for all the guys who came through there and went into the TV business. Mike George Jerry punch Allen dust Rick -- jury Jackie route yours truly the list goes on and on and on you watched all of us come ago. You helped us with our educations. And you never made that Joan. Was there a temptation to do that. Did you ever consider it. I didn't enough TV probably in the mid seventies so that -- was not comfortable doing it. And then that probably was the biggest reason that can ya just never thought that I would be good enough to do the TV deal and then one -- -- guess that. They knew in -- an ugly man contest and who finished second some kind of -- that right -- it it it. -- -- I'd say in all sincerity you can leave the rest I was in the -- our friend. Com let's go to Billy I'll maligned for little river South Carolina -- got a question for Bernie all. -- -- -- But at all yeah still forty years old best score right through. -- remote exciting. And memorable image. -- -- -- Well it would have to be and they tell when it actually would be two different races on the first time that I got pretty excited about a race down there when David Pearson won his first Daytona 500 I guess. I'll probably as close to David Pearson is any driver I've ever have a we -- around together for a lot of years. The other would be when Dale Earnhardt the late Dale Earnhardt won his Daytona five and you knew Earnhardt you flew with him all law. How much -- -- me -- him it. He finally let his hair down a little bit later on instant you know meant I didn't think I'd ever do this -- a couple of times when he was talking about how I didn't count all came about time I'm not real sure didn't -- -- -- -- -- Not that -- people have seen that no. A mom telling a person story of the person the over the Pearson is Rockingham story will -- a -- yeah. Let's a couple of instances with -- Buddy Baker that they've been left that he was one Davis favorite targets that this particular deal. I think ESPN just started doing quite a few the races and they they wanted David Pearson to come and do some color. And pierce who couldn't care less about TV or radio or anything else except -- driving race cars attack. He wouldn't do it like one of the producers comments that you -- a very good friends finally telling. Discount look to Rockingham city and Willis and safety likes. And which he would finally. Not until a -- do that nobody make her work and when he. And in the course of the race now remember that. Baker asked Hairston Lisa Davis how many races that you and wood Brothers together win here at Rockingham. And -- would just tell you the truth but he he said that. I don't remember the Lakers and out -- blame a driver Livan that I don't remember ever race he's ever won and how they did it Davidson. The paint maker says. Remember ever race I ever won Davis -- want -- but never won the more you did I would. But if that deflected agency baker just with yet he's very Lakers that he could he came to tell me then he should you but he really shot me down today. But in all fairness to Buddy Baker -- one when I'm 21 races I think and they had 100 I mean what no comparison there -- that you had about. 76 years all been doing this for more than fifty years it's a pleasure to share of the microphone with -- -- -- and it's a pleasure to be here are run really enjoyed it thank you are most likely one of my heroes.