Podcast #89 — Lot’s of Offseason News

Show notes:

News Items:

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #88 — Joey Logano is the 2018 NASCAR champion

Show notes:

Recap: Ford Championship Weekend

  • Joey Logano wins the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship
    • Late Race Restart “The Pass”
  • Truex comes up one spot short
  • The two best drivers in 2018 finish 3rd and 4th.
    • Harvick and Busch each had an avg. finish better than 9.0
  • What does title mean for Logano
  • Tyler Reddick Wins the Xfinity Championship
    • Disappointment for Bell?
  • Brett Moffitt Wins the Truck Series Championship

Season evaluation

News Items:

Recap the 2018 Season

  • Favorite Moments
  • Most Important
  • The Bad
  • Who failed to live up to their potential the most, or who was the biggest disappointment this season?
  • Who surpassed their potential or was the biggest surprise of the season?
  • What was the biggest story of the 2018 season?

Review Championship Picks – See below. We suck.

 

  • Shoutouts if any
    • Todd dominates the fantasy league.
  • Offseason plans

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #87 — Ford Championship Weekend Preview

Recap: Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway

  • Kyle Busch Wins and Harvick survives
  • Clint Bowyer has tire issue, crashes and falls out
  • Kurt Busch and Chase Elliott end up in wreck with Denny Hamlin to fall out
  • Aric Almirola gave it a shot at the end but didn’t have enough.
  • After all the twists and turns all through the playoffs, the Big Three still make it to Homestead.

News Items:

    • David Pearson passes away at 83

 

  • Audio: (:57) Mike Joy talks about Pearson’s domination at Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

Silly Season:

Preview: Ford 400 at Homestead

    • Picks

 

  • Race Picks

 

    • Eric: Kyle Busch
    • James: Kevin Harvick

Dark Horse

      • James: Kyle Larson
      • Eric: Denny Hamlin

 

  • Championship Pick
  • Cup: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano
  • Xfinity: Cole Custer, Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Daniel Hemric
  • Trucks: Brett Moffitt, Justin Haley, Johnny Sauter, Noah Gragson

 

    • Eric:
      • Cup: Kyle Busch
      • Xfinity: Christopher Bell
      • Trucks: Brett Moffitt
    • James:
      • Cup: Kevin Harvick
      • Xfinity: Cole Custer
      • Trucks: Johnny Sauter
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #86 — Harvick wins, gets the hammer with penalty

Show notes:

Recap: AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

    • Kevin Harvick dominates
      • Wins both stages and the race
      • Qualifies for a shot at Homestead. Then…
    • Harvick’s penalty
      • Illegal alterations to the rear spoiler
      • Win does not qualify him for the final four
      • Docked 40 points
      • Crew Chief Rodney Childers and Car Chief Robert Smith both suspended for the last two races of the season.
      • Childers fined $75,000

 

  • Audio (2:47) Scott Miller, Senior Vice President of Competition for NASCAR comments on what the team did.

 

Points:

  1. Joey Logano WIN
  2. Kyle Busch +28
  3. Martin Truex Jr. +25
  4. Kevin Harvick +3

———————————–

  1. Kurt Busch -3
  2. Chase Elliott -17
  3. Aric Almirola -35
  4. Clint Bowyer -51

Do We Care?

News Items:

Silly Season:

Preview: Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway

  • Grandstand seats are sold out for Sunday. Standing Room Only tickets still available.
  • Picks
    • James: Chase Elliott
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: Ryan Newman
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #85 — Toughen Up Truex

Show notes:

Recap: First Data 500 from Martinsville Speedway

  • Joey Logano takes the win
  • Martin Truex Jr. ends up third
  • Last lap battle with Truex and Logano

Points:

  1. Joey Logano – WIN
  2. Kyle Busch +45
  3. Martin Truex Jr. +25
  4. Kevin Harvick +25

———————–

  1. Kurt Busch -25
  2. Chase Elliott -31
  3. Clint Bowyer -42
  4. Aric Almirola -50

News Items:

Silly Season:

Preview: AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Kyle Busch
    • James: Chase Elliott

Dark Horse

    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Trevor Bayne

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #84 — No more excuses for Kyle Larson

Show notes:

Recap: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway

    • Chase Elliott Wins
      • Where do you place him among the favorites?
    • Harvick blows it
      • Has not won since MIS in August/Truex has not won since Kentucky
    • All four SHR cars advance to the round of 8
    • Clint Bowyer non-call

 

  • Audio (1:14): Steve O’Donnell explains

 

    • Are we good with the explanation?
  • Who’s out:
    • Keselowski
    • Larson
    • Blaney
    • Bowman
  • Biggest surprise/Disappointment

News Items:

  • Steve Phelps says on Nate Ryan’s podcast that NASCAR and Indy Car could have double headers in the future.

Silly Season:

Preview: First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Joey Logano
    • Eric: Chase Elliott

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Austin Dillon
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #83 — Talladega disappoints

Show notes:

Recap: 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway

  • Aric Almirola with the win
  • Stewart Haas stinks up the show
  • Kurt Busch unhappy about final caution/lack of caution
  • Kyle Larson L1 Penalty

Points:

  1. Joey Logano +39
  2. Kurt Busch +30
  3. Clint Bowyer +21
  4. Martin Truex Jr. +18
  5. Brad Keselowski -18
  6. Ryan Blaney -22
  7. Kyle Larson -36
  8. Alex Bowman -68

News Items:

  • Kyle Larson L1 Penalty
    • Infraction Date: 10/14/2018 (post-race inspection)
    • Team: #42-Kyle Larson
    • Level: L1
    • Violation: Section 10.9.9.d Damaged Vehicle Policy/Mechanical Repair Note: Damaged vehicle repair, regardless of how the damage occurred, is permitted to have original body parts removed or
    • reattached in their original location with fasteners and/or tape only.
    • Penalty: Crew chief (Chad Johnston) has been fined $25,000. Car chief (David Bryant) has been suspended from the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship points event. Team has been assessed with the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points.
    • Ganassi said he will appeal

Discussion:

Silly Season:

Do we care?:

  • Dale Jr’s book is out
  • Racing To the Finish
  • Co-Authored with Ryan McGee

Preview: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr.
    • James: Kevin Harvick

Dark Horse

    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #82 — Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus — the end of an era

Show notes:

Recap: 2018 Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover

  • Chase Elliott gets redemption
  • Jimmie Johnson’s day ends on the pace lap
  • Playoff contenders have trouble
    • Kyle Busch tire issues
    • Kevin Harvick flat tire
    • Kyle Busch speeding?
    • Clint Bowyer crashes
    • Aric Almirola, Brad Keselowski and Alex Bowman crash
  • Jimmie Johnson’s epic prank on Cole Pearn

Points:

  1. Logano +31
  2. Kurt Busch +21
  3. Brad Keselowski +21
  4. Ryan Blaney +10
  5. Aric Almirola -10
  6. Clint Bowyer -10
  7. Kyle Larson -12
  8. Alex Bowman -34

News Items:

Silly Season:

Preview: 1000 bulbs 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Picks

    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Alex Bowman
    • James: Ty Dillon
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Congrats to Jeff and Sarah Gluck on their baby

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #81 — Seven Time makes a mistake

Show Notes:

Recap: Bank of America Roval 400

  • Blaney Survives
  • Johnson goes for the win and loses everything
    • What do we think of the move that ended his championship hopes
  • Larson earns the greatest point in NASCAR history to advance
  • Drivers eliminated
    • Austin Dillon
    • Jimmie Johnson
    • Erik Jones
    • Denny Hamlin

News Items:

Silly Season:

  • JTG Daugherty signs Ryan Preece for 2019 to replace AJ Allmendinger
    • Team will also keep Chris Buescher

Preview: Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Jimmie Johnson
    • James: Kyle Larson

Dark Horse

    • James: Matt DiBenedetto
    • Eric: Jamie McMurray

Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #80 — It’s Roval Time

Show notes

Recap: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway

  • Kyle Busch becomes “roval proof” with victory
  • Leads the second-most laps on the night at 92
  • Truex led the most laps with 163
  • Not the most exciting Richmond race after a crazy first race at Vegas
  • Playoff drivers take positions 1-12
    • Outside of those, Joey Logano 14th, Denny Hamlin 16th, Kurt Busch 18th, Ryan Blaney 19th.
  • Points
    • 9: Chase Elliott +10
    • 10: Austin Dillon +10
    • 11: Alex Bowman +5
    • 12: Ryan Blaney +4
    • 13: Clint Bowyer -4
    • 14: Jimmie Johnson -6
    • 15: Erik Jones -21
    • 16: Denny Hamlin -29

 

News Items:

 

Silly Season:

 

Preview: Bank of America Roval 400

  • AUDIO: (1:40) Marcus Smith on SiriusXM, how the Roval came about
  • Picks
    • James: Jimmie Johnson
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Alex Bowman
    • James: Regan Smith

 

  • Shoutouts if any

 

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

 

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