Podcast #47 — Danica Patrick Will Win the Daytona 500

Show notes:

News Items:

Previews:

  • Daytona 500
  • Picks:
      • James: Brad K.
      • Eric: Ryan Blaney
      • Wildcard:
      • James: Austin Dillon
      • Eric: Danica Patrick
  • 2018 NASCAR Season
    • Who makes the playoffs?
      • James/Eric:
        • 1. Truex
        • 2. Johnson
        • 3. Ky. Busch
        • 4. Brad K.
        • 5. Larson
        • 6. Harvick
        • 7. Elliott
        • 8. Logano
        • 9. Blaney
        • 10. Jones
        • 11. Byron
        • 12. McMurray / Suarez
        • 13. Ku. Busch
        • 14. Stenhouse / Austin Dillon
        • 15. Hamlin
        • 16. Bayne / Bowman
    • ROY? – Byron
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @TSuperSpeedway on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

 

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Podcast #46 — Advance Auto Parts Clash Preview

News Items:

  • Nascar updates damaged vehicle policy for 2018
    • Teams will now have 6 minutes for repairs instead of 5
    • Too many men is now a 2-lap penalty, not DQ
  • Change to knockout qualifying
    • First round is now 15 minutes instead of 20
  • Stage Lengths have been set for all three series.

Previews:

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @TSuperSpeedway on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

 

Podcast #45 — Kyle Busch Whining Again

Show Notes:

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @TSuperSpeedway on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

Podcast #44 — Blaney’s Getting a Haircut

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  • Shoutouts if any

 

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

 

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

Podcast # 43 — Reviewing Days of Thunder

Show notes:

  • Days of Thunder
    • Synopsis of film
    • What are our memories of watching.
      • First Time?
      • James: Music – Hans Zimmer
        • Award winning from so many places
          • Lion King
          • Gladiator
          • Dark Night
    • Fun Factoids
      • Hendrick supplied cars and they raced!
        • Greg Sacks at Phoenix at Darlington 1989
        • Bobby Hamilton and Tommy Ellis drove unscored in the 1990 Daytona 500
        • City Chevrolet was a real dealership in Charlotte
      • Cole Trickle is based on Tim Richmond while Rowdy Burns is Dale Earnhardt
      • Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello exists because of Days of Thunder
      • Video Games!
        • NES Version
        • 2011 360/PS3
    • What the film got right about NASCAR
    • What it got Wrong
    • Favorite Scenes
    • Actors
      • Who is at the apex?
      • Who is awful?
      • Who is your favorite character
    • Favorite Moments
    • Favorite car in the movie
  • Christmas Stories
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

Podcast #42 — Our Top-5 Races of the 2017 Season

Show notes:

Intro: This week we are going to take a look at our top five races of 2017 (Not just NASCAR). At the end we are going to discuss a fun idea that we will be debuting soon.

  • Quick recap of the news of the week
    • Kurt Busch signs a 1-year extension with SHR
    • RPM partners with RCR. Will move shop to RCR campus. This isn’t a surprise, right?
    • Jamie McMurray says he hopes to race four more seasons.
      • Is John Hunter Nemechek coming for his seat?
      • Signs on for part-time schedule with Chip Ganassi’s 42 Xfinity Team
    • Chip says Danica won’t run the double with him after talks brakdown.
  • Eric’s Top 5 Races of the year
    • 1. First Data 500  Martinsville 2
      • Denny and Chase
      • Under the lights
      • Excellent racing throughout
    • 2. Can-Am 500 at Phoenix
      • Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin showdown
      • Kenseth chases Chase down, ruins his playoff hopes
      • Kenseth’s last win
    • 3. 2017 Rainguard Water Sealers 600 — Indycar
      • Indycar at Texas is amazing
      • Spectacular battles throughout. Daring racing. Three-wide. Super fast.
      • 23 lead changes
      • Even with mandatory cautions due to tire issues, racing was still great
      • Takumo Sato and Scott Dixon wreck at the end battling for second
    • 4. Brickyard 400
      • Carnage
      • Kasey Kahne gets the win
      • Great racing after the Truex/Busch crash. Became anybody’s race.
      • Best race at Indy in a LONG time
      • Important for this race to be successful
    • 5. Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
      • Can’t not have a restrictor plate race on the list.
      • End of the race came down to a bunch of mid-pack teams racing for the win due to the crashes.
      • Stenhouse wins again. Establishes his dominance on restrictor plate tracks
      • What’s better than restrictor plate racing at night?
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

Podcast #41 — Post-Season Wrapup

Show notes:

  • Champions Week
    • Did we watch?
    • Is the banquet worth watching?
  • Most Popular Driver
    • Chase Briscoe in the Truck Series
    • Elliott Sadler in the Xfinity Series
    • Cup will be announced Thursday — any chance it’s not Jr.?
  • Rookie of the Year:
    • Erik Jones wins it
    • First driver to win in all three series
  • Bud Moore passes away
  • Nascar makes changes to pit crews for 2018
    • One less member over the wall for pit stops
    • Gas man can ONLY fuel the car
    • Other team members must be rostered and are limited
    • What we don’t know:
      • Suspensions: Will they be able to replace a team member if they are suspended, or is that a vacant spot on the roster?
      • Penalties: What will the penalty be if, say, the gas man kicks a tire to help it to the wall?
  • Other tidbits:
  • Kurt Busch says he absolutely expects to be back at SHR
  • Credit One Bank to be primary sponsor for Kyle Larson next season
  • Smoke is engaged
  • Dale Jr. named 2018 Daytona 500 grand marshal
  • Regan Smith joins Fox NASCAR crew as a pit reporter next season
  • Kyle Busch wins Snowball Derby
  • No word on Monster yet.
    • How did they do in their first year as a title sponsor?
    • What do you expect from a title sponsor?
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

Podcast #40 — Martin Truex Jr. is the Champion

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A look at Eric’s podcast setup as discussed in Episode 40.

Show notes:

  • Recap Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway
    • Truex seals the deal.
      • Went toe-to-toe with Kyle Busch to make it happen
      • Thoughts on Martin as a Champ and where do we put him now?
        • Hall of Famer?
      • Thoughts on the season for the 78
        • Heart attacks/Cancer/Crew members and friends passing away and they were able to get it done.
    • Why did neither of us pick Truex all season?
      • Eric had Kyle – James had Harvick
    • Thoughts on the race overall
      • Is this an alltime great championship race?
    • Are we OK that Kyle blamed Joey for making it hard on him?
    • Saying goodbye to Dale Jr. and (Maybe) Matt Kenseth

 

  • Audio (1:46): Truex on Jr.

 

  • Xfinity: William Byron gets the title he deserves
    • Thoughts on Sadler/Preece
    • Chad Knaus wasn’t enough for Justin Allgier
    • Eric and James both picked Byron
  • Trucks: Christopher gets revenge for KB Motorsports
    • James had Sauter – Eric had Bell
  • Silly Season:
  • We made it!
    • Podcast and website plans for the offseason
    • Thank yous for the Season
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

The SuperSpeedway Fantasy League Championship

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When the season was on the line, Eric’s drivers stepped up and took the crown. Eric’s strategy of picking Toyota’s was the difference in the end. Eric’s team featured champion Martin Truex Jr and runner up Kyle Busch who carried him to the title. While James’ team was hurt by the late season collapse of Kyle Larson and Jimmie Johnson.

Congrats Eric!

RULES

  • Eric and James each picked 8 playoff drivers, draft style.
  • The total points earned by a driver throughout the playoffs will contribute to the team’s total.
  • Most points earned wins.

ERIC’S TEAM (2,405 TOTAL POINTS/225 RACE TOTAL)

40 Martin Truex Jr.
35 Kyle Busch
32 Denny Hamlin
8 Ryan Blaney
27 Ryan Newman
26 Austin Dillon
33 Matt Kenseth
24 Jamie McMurray

JAMES’ TEAM (2,252 TOTAL POINTS/216 RACE TOTAL)

54 Kyle Larson
30 Brad Keselowski
10 Jimmie Johnson
33 Kevin Harvick
22 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
39 Chase Elliott
24 Kurt Busch
4 Kasey Kahne

Bracket Challenge

Eric and James each filled out a bracket for all 10 races. We are also joined by our follower/friend of the podcast, Todd Henry.

After the round of 8, James and Todd have tied for the championship!

RULES

  • Each correct pick is worth 10 points per round for the first three rounds.
  • Each correct Homestead Pick is worth 15 points.
  • Pick the Champion and you get 20 points.
  • Most points win.

ERIC’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (200 POINTS)

Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Jimmie Johnson

JAMES’ CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (215 POINTS)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick

TODD’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (215 POINTS)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick

The SuperSpeedway Fantasy League Championship Weekend

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It’s not over. But it’s close. After Phoenix, Eric has a monster 144 point lead. As Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson have struggled, so has James’ team. One race to go!

RULES

  • Eric and James each picked 8 playoff drivers, draft style.
  • The total points earned by a driver throughout the playoffs will contribute to the team’s total.
  • Most points earned wins.

ERIC’S TEAM (2,180 TOTAL POINTS/261 RACE TOTAL)

44 Martin Truex Jr.
41 Kyle Busch
21 Denny Hamlin
20 Ryan Blaney
22 Ryan Newman
23 Austin Dillon
56 Matt Kenseth
35 Jamie McMurray

JAMES’ TEAM (2,036 TOTAL POINTS/185 RACE TOTAL)

11 Kyle Larson
21 Brad Keselowski
2 Jimmie Johnson
43 Kevin Harvick
29 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
45 Chase Elliott
16 Kurt Busch
18 Kasey Kahne

Bracket Challenge

Eric and James each filled out a bracket for all 10 races. We are also joined by our follower/friend of the podcast, Todd Henry.

After the round of 8, James and Todd have tied for the championship!

RULES

  • Each correct pick is worth 10 points per round for the first three rounds.
  • Each correct Homestead Pick is worth 15 points.
  • Pick the Champion and you get 20 points.
  • Most points win.

ERIC’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (200 POINTS)

Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Jimmie Johnson

JAMES’ CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (215 POINTS)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick

TODD’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (215 POINTS)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick