Originally Posted by E90SLAM
"And now....the chaaaaampaaaaignnn" its been around for years. I dont know was it because of live microphone reception or what not. We can hear the trophy guests clearly in recent years. Thus you will also hear the Champaign announcement.
Huh. Ok then. I just never noticed it before this season (I've only been watching for about 5 seasons) for some reason, and just assumed that previously it was the music cue or something else that signaled the drivers to GO.
It just seems silly and unnecessary to have the audience be explicitly TOLD it's time for champaign. (Reminds me of local football games in recent years where the jumbotron prompts the crowd to start a wave, rather than letting it be spontaneous).