This would be like having Bill Elliott announce Formula 1.
I personally don't have an issue with the "accent". I think race fans are used to years of former drivers/crew chiefs whose voices have become an integral part of their race experience. My biggest problem in 2017 is watching 2 hours of commercials (usually at the worst times) and seeing 1 hour of cumulative "race snippets" in between! And the split screen -HA. Put a magnifier on the upper corner and you might see what's happening -- if they aren't focusing on helmet cam worn by the guy running 23rd!!! Our common remark when a commercial break stops is "and now: while you were away....". Quickly losing interest in a sport we were in love with for many, many years.
I really can't accept the Australian accent. Same goes for female commentators who know nothing about the sport
I am not a fan of Steve Letarte either! Not a great crew chief... Not a great announcer either... I wish we could have FOX all season... Get rid of Jeff and Steve and Leigh! Get a little excitement going!!!!!!!!~
I like him I was hoping it was permanent but then I realized F-1 is on summer break... But NBC has to do something Rick Allen Jeff button and Steve latarted have know chemistry. Rick doesn't know the sport Jeff is to short and has know personality and Steve talks way to fast to understand what the hell he is trying to say... I watched the xfinity race Saturday and and those guys where so much better put DJ and Parker and who ever did Saturday race together on Sunday please or make a play for Larry Mac and get him in the NBC booth
I am not fond of the announcers but I can't get pass the number of commercials on NBC!! Please give back to Fox!!
I would rather listen to Leigh Diffey having bamboo shoots shoved up his fingernails, while his feet are on fire, than to listen to Rick Allen on his best day. When he has one. When he worked for FS1 doing the Truck and ARCA races, I was working for ARCA. NEVER saw him in the ARCA garage, Phil Parsons would pop in and out from time to time to check on guys, before the track opend for practice, after practice and qualifying. If you listen carefully, going into commercials, he just repeats what someone else says, ina different way whule trying to sound intelligent. NBC Olympics team, KEEP HIM. He sounds good there, beacause he HAS TO DO RESEARCH! He doesn't think he already knows it all. He's Bill Weber 2.0
Been watching for 50 years. I'm done now. This man sucks, if you can't fine someone else, them give it back to fox.
This is Nascar not formula 1....sorry take him off air or I am finished with watching Nascar on NBC.
For those of us no longer able to go to the races in person, it is hard enough to understand the commentators even when we recognize their voice...I love an English dialect, but PLEASE not on commentating.....
I like Leigh much better than Rick Allen.
Rick doesnt know cars or racing to save his butt.
Have heard Leigh before on Indy and other road course races and he is Great. I love his commentary and the accent is cool.
Wish NBC would keep him and boot Rick.
And by the way. I have been a NASCAR fan for over 40 years now.
Happy Monday! What will we be offended by this week? Good Grief! The guy is fine and, to those that actually understand the sport, he does a good job. His enthusiasm is contagious. Give him a break and get a life!!!
Just for the record, Leigh Diffey is an American citizen.
I'm so used to Fox handling the races that I twinge every time you guys take over in the season. Give it all back to FOX please and take this guy off the air. Made the race less enjoyable. Guess I'll find another way to watch NASCAR.
I didn't have a huge problem with it until he pronounced America with an "R". I don't live in Americer. From that point on I had a issue. It was more of a distraction
Send this Diffy guy back to F1 where he belongs. All he is doing is putting another American out of a job. I guess F1 must have fired him. He sure does not belong in NASCAR.
Not only have the announcers gotten bad but after 50 years as a NASCAR fan I'm done with all the holy Joe. Owned NASCAR field of deal making Toyotas
Duffy was a bit annoying. Jarrett was a good fit. Kenny Wallace would be a hoot with his personality. Him being a past driver . All aside, turn down your TV and listen to MRN on the radio. they are the best! I always wondered why dad done that, now I know.
Nothing against the Guy, but I am hard of hearing and trouble understanding him. It took half the race to figure out the new driver running up in the top ten ........Erik Johns.....was Erik Jones. It's OK though, I'm done with Nascar at the end of this season. I like to get something else done on Sunday and with the races starting at 3:00 PM that is impossible. A rain delay and no work on Monday either.
I think he's doing a great job. Who gives a rip about his accent.
Diffey is doing a great job...he will bring back exictment to NASCAR....Buton and the boys are to boring...I don't like being put to sleep during a NASCAR race.
Gosh, y'all are savages. I mean yeah he don't have a southern accent. but fresh give him a break. I actually kind of like him
Get someone who knows our Southern sport. He is difficult to listen to!
His accent is annoying for NASCAR. He would better suited to FormulaOne. Also. due to the 3pm est start times, they are losing more viewers every week. By the time Jr is done racing the end of the year, the crowds will be so small NASCAR will fold. :-(
They still need someone else Jeff Burton & Steve La fart they need to go to find some else !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am truly heart sick at the intolerance and racism of my fellow Americans. It's ignorant and repugnant. Diffey is a knowledgeable, awesome Motorsport commentator, but if he's a foreigner, the inbreds will hate him
I wish NASCAR would hire the best announcers and call the race no matter what channel the race is on!
I have been a die hard NASCAR fan for 30 years, but have to turn the TV off when I hear Leigh Duffey voice. He is not a NASCAR fit even if he knows the sport.
As long as the announcers know the sport and have good English it is O K with me.
I have noting against an announcer with an accent but not for a NASCAR event.