an open letter to hbo

Dear HBO,

I love you. Will you marry me? Seriously, I was smitten with Sex and the City and then I was head over heels with Curb Your Enthusiasm, and now I feel like we should make it official.

I just watched the first episode of 24/7 Jimmie Johnson: Race to Daytona and it was so good I didn’t want it to end. 30 minutes was not enough. Luckily for me, and everyone else, there are 3 more episodes left.

First of all, it looked like I was watching it in HD when I wasn’t. It was beautiful. The director, camera dudes and editors all deserve raises. I was geeking out over just how great the whole thing looked.

Second, as usual your storytelling skills were on point. Thank you for the steady voiceover and the reenactment of Rick Hendrick eating cookies & milk off of a Mickey Mouse plate.

It was everything I expected and more. I learned that Jimmie has abs! I found out that Chandra is getting acupuncture treatments to deal with morning sickness! Chad Knaus’ kitchen is ridiculous and he grinds his own coffee beans! I love that stuff.

But on a serious note, I sincerely hope that a ton of non-NASCAR fans take the time to watch this great show. It’s the perfect opportunity for newbies to get a better understanding of — and an inside look at — what it takes to race in NASCAR. You guys have done it again in creating awesome premium television content. This is how Jimmie Johnson’s story should be told.


P.S. – I know the series isn’t about Dale Earnhardt Jr. but could you slip him in here and there? Thank you!!


  1. January 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM ·

    i, too, LOVED the camera work on the 24/7 Jimmie Johnson episode!! i was absolutely enthralled and as someone who loves to take photographs at the track, the show was super inspiring!
    i can’t wait for episode 2!! :)

  2. Phoenyx
    February 3, 2010 at 9:46 AM ·

    I’ve been enjoying the series the past couple weeks. Honestly, I’m more interested in Chad. That man is just so fascinating to listen to. I bet he could make (insert boring topic here) sound like the most fascinating subject on the planet. Every time I get to watch him talk I feel like the RCA dog with my head tilted to the side and my ears perked up.

    And yes, his kitchen is ridiculous!