Podcast #176 — Logano keeps it wide for the win in Kansas

Show notes:

Recap Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

Xfinity: 

  • Crazy wreck sees Anthony Alfredo flip on a restart

Playoff Points: 

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News items:

Last Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick +1
  • James: Denny Hamlin

Non Playoff Driver

  • James: Erik Jones +1
  • Eric: Tyler Reddick
  • Eric leads 43-34 after 33 races

Next race picks: Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500

Playoff Driver

  • James: Kevin Harvick
  • Eric: Chase Elliott
  • Non Playoff Driver
  • Eric: Ryan Blaney
  • James: Tyler Reddick

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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 #175 — The champ is out and Elliott is the king of road courses

Recap Bank of America Roval 400 at the Charlotte ROVAL

  • Chase Elliott wins 4th consecutive road course race 
  • Thoughts on racing in the rain
  • KFB is OUT

Points after the third race of the Round of 12: 

PosDriverPointsAhead of 5th
1)#4-Kevin Harvick (9 wins)4067+55
2)#11-Denny Hamlin (7 wins)4054+33
3)#2-Brad Keselowski (4 wins)4035+13
4)#9-Chase Elliott (3 wins)4027+5
Bottom 4 eliminated after MartinsvilleBehind 4th
5)#22-Joey Logano (2 wins)4022-5
6)#19-Martin Truex, Jr. (1 win)4017-10
7)#88-Alex Bowman (1 win)4009-18
8)#1-Kurt Busch (1 win)4006-21

News items:

Last Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • James: Chase Elliott (Win) +2
  • Eric: Kevin Harvick (11)

Non Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Ryan Blaney (5)
  • James: Jimmie Johnson (13)
  • Eric leads 42-33 after 32 races

Next race picks: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick
  • James: Denny Hamlin

Non Playoff Driver

  • James: Erik Jones
  • Eric: Tyler Reddick

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Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

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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  • Podcasts will be found on there as well. 
  • Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Soundcloud

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Podcast #174 — Hamlin survives Talladega chaos

Recap Yellawood 500 from Talladega Superspeedway

  • Denny Hamlin outlives the carnage, gets the win
  • Yellow Line Rule rears its ugly head again. 
    • Should the rule be eliminated?
    • What about eliminating it on the last lap?
    • How should NASCAR police it?
    • The rule as written: 
      • 10.8.3 SUPERSPEEDWAY EVENTS/ADDITIONAL IN-RACE VIOLATIONS
      • .a Vehicles must race above the double yellow lines around the entire race track. If in NASCAR’s judgement, the vehicle(s) goes beneath the double yellow lines to improve its position, vehicle(s) will be black-flagged. If in NASCAR’s judgement a vehicle forces another vehicle beneath the double yellow lines (in an effort to stop the advancement/pass) the vehicle may be black-flagged.
      • .b NASCAR defines beneath the double yellow lines as follows: when the vehicle’s left side tires are beneath the left line of the inside double yellow lines that separates the apron from the racing surface while passing another vehicle.

Points after the second race the Round of 12: 

News items:

Last Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Brad Keselowski (18th)
  • James: Joey Logano (26th)

Non Playoff Driver

  • James: Ryan Blaney (25th)
  • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto (21st)
  • Eric leads 41-31 after 31 races

Next race picks: Bank of America Roval 400

Playoff Driver

  • James: Chase Elliott
  • Eric: Kevin Harvick

Non Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Ryan Blaney
  • James: Jimmie Johnson

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

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:

NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Bank of America 400

The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL

The Date: Sunday, October 11

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: NBC, 2:30 p.m. ET

Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 252.88 miles (109 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 25),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 50), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 109)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL

The Date: Saturday, October 10

The Time: 3 p.m. ET

TV: NBC, 3:30 p.m. ET

Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 155.44 miles (67 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 20),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 40), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 67)

Podcast #173 — NASCAR takes a dump on the Midwest

Recap South Point 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Kurt Busch wins on his home track finally
    • 32nd Victory in 715 Cup Series races

Points after the first race the Round of 12: 

News items:

  • NASCAR releases the 2021 Cup Series Schedule
  • Homestead moves to the second race of the season, behind the Daytona 500
  • March 28 – Bristol DIRT
  • May 9, Mothers Day, Darlington second date
  • May 23 – Circuit of the Americas – New track for 2021
  • June 13 – All Star race at Texas Motor Speedway
  • June 20 – Nashville SuperSpeedway – New track for 2021
  • June 26-27 – Pocono Doubleheader – Only 2021 doubleheader
  • July 4 – Road America – New track for 2021
  • July 11 – Second date for Atlanta
  • 2 weeks off for the Olympics
  • Aug 15 – Indianapolis Road Course – Replaces the Brickyard 400 – New(ish) track for 2021
  • Aug. 22 – Michigan’s only Cup race for 2021. Will not have a truck race
  • Playoffs remain the same for 2021 with the exception of a Texas/Kansas swap in the Round of 8. 
  • Chicagoland off the schedule
  • Kentucky off the schedule
  • 2021 Rules Released
    • Essentially the same as this year
    • Darlington and Nashville races will be run with the 750hp low downforce package
    • 23 of 36 races will be low downforce 750hp races
  • Indycar also released its 2021 schedule Thursday
    • Doubleheaders in Texas and Detroit
    • Only four oval races for a series that began as an oval-only series. Two at Texas, one at Indy and one at Gateway
    • No race in Iowa — seems to help confirm that Iowa is dead
    • Two races on Indy road course
    • Only new track is Nashville Street Course
    • https://www.indycar.com/news/2020/10/10-01-2021-Schedule-Release
  • Kyle Larson looking to return to NASCAR (duh)
  • 2021 could be final year for Kurt Busch
  • Chad Knaus leaving crew chief duties, promoted at Hendrick, as is Jeff Andrews

Last Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • James: Kevin Harvick
  • Eric: Brad Keselowski

Non Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto
  • James: Jimmie Johnson
  • Eric leads 39-31 after 30 races

Next race picks: Yellawood 500 from Talladega Superspeedway

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Brad Keselowski
  • James: Joey Logano

Non Playoff Driver

  • James: Ryan Blaney
  • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto

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Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

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:

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

Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/thesuperspeedway

Podcast #172 — James had a baby and Harvick out duels Kyle Busch at Bristol

Recap Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race from Bristol Motor Speedway

  • Kevin Harvick wins his ninth race of the season
  • Outduels Kyle Busch in the last 50 laps for the win
  • Was it a good race? 

Points After Round 1: 

PosDriverPointsAhead of 9th
1)#4-Kevin Harvick306762
2)#11-Denny Hamlin304843
3)#2-Brad Keselowski303530
4)#22-Joey Logano302217
5)#9-Chase Elliott302116
6)#19-Martin Truex, Jr.301611
7)#88-Alex Bowman30094
8)#3-Austin Dillon30050
Bottom 4 eliminated after Charlotte (race 32)Behind 8th
9)#10-Aric Almirola30050
10)#18-Kyle Busch30041
11)#14-Clint Bowyer30041
12)#1-Kurt Busch30014

News items:

Last Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Kyle Busch
  • James: Chase Elliott

Non Playoff Driver

  • James:  Christopher Bell
  • Eric: Erik Jones
  • Eric leads 38-30 after 29 races

Next race picks: South Point 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Playoff Driver

  • James: Kevin Harvick
  • Eric: Brad Keselowski

Non Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto
  • James: Jimmie Johnson

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: Alan Bestwick

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 #171 — Is Keselowski a threat for title after win at Richmond?

Recap Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway

  • Brad continues his mastery of the 750 package
  • Austin Dillion championship contender? 
  • Thoughts on a caution free shorttrack? 

Playoff Standings *From Jayski

PosDriverPointsAhead of 13th
1)#4-Kevin Harvick (8 wins)2143WIN
2)#2-Brad Keselowski (4 wins)2112WIN
3)#11-Denny Hamlin (6 wins)2122In on points
4)#22-Joey Logano (2 wins)210951
5)#19-Martin Truex, Jr. (1 win)209638
6)#3-Austin Dillon (1 win)209436
7)#9-Chase Elliott (2 wins)208628
8)#88-Alex Bowman (1 win)208527
9)#18-Kyle Busch207618
10)#1-Kurt Busch20657
11)#10-Aric Almirola20657
12)#14-Clint Bowyer20613
Bottom 4 eliminated after BristolBehind 12th
13)#24-William Byron (1 win)2058-3
14)#41-Cole Custer (1 win)2053-8
15)#21-Matt DiBenedetto2036-25
16)#12-Ryan Blaney (1 win)2034-27

News items:

  • Bubba Wallace will leave the 43 at the end of 2020. 
    • We should know where he is racing soon
    • David Smith says Hailie Deegan is a potential replacement. (Looking long term)
  • Mike Wallace suspended indefinitely for comments on social media
  • Jimmie Johnson signs 2-year Indy Car deal with Chip Ganassi Racing 
    • Street and road courses only
    • Potential for select Cup races
    • Potential for 2022 Indy 500 

Last Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • James: Martin Truex
  • Eric: Kyle Busch

Non Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 
  • James: Jimmie Johnson
  • Eric leads 36-30 after 28 races

Next race picks: 

Federated Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Kyle Busch
  • James: Chase Elliott

Non Playoff Driver

  • James:  Christopher Bell
  • Eric: Erik Jones

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

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:

Podcast #170 — Auto Club Speedway is becoming a short track!

Show notes:

Recap Cook-Out Southern 500 from Darlington

  • Kevin Harvick gets the win. 
    • Eighth victory of 2020
    • 57th career victory
  • Truex takes himself and Elliott out
  • Austin Dillon has strong finish
  • Blaney penalized before the race began.

News items:

Last Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick
  • James: Denny Hamlin

Non Playoff Driver

  • James: Erik Jones
  • Eric: Tyler Reddick
  • Eric leads 35-29 after 27 races

Next race picks: 

Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway

Playoff Driver

  • James: Martin Truex
  • Eric: Kyle Busch

Non Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 
  • James: Jimmie Johnson

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: ErnieIrvanRacing and DJD
  • Eric: 

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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169 — Byron wins at Daytona, Johnson misses playoffs

Show notes:

Recap Coke Zero 400

  • William Byron gets first career win and locks into the playoffs
  • Jimmie’s Chasing 8 is over
    • Had a pretty great race

Xfinity discussion: 

  • Ross Chastain wrecks AJ Allmendinger going for the win on the last lap to give Justin Haley the win. Thoughts? 

News items:

Playoff Preview

PosDriverPoints
1)#4-Kevin Harvick2057
2)#11-Denny Hamlin2047
3)#2-Brad Keselowski2029
4)#22-Joey Logano2022
5)#9-Chase Elliott2020
6)#19-Martin Truex, Jr.2014
7)#12-Ryan Blaney2013
8)#88-Alex Bowman2009
9)#24-William Byron2007
10)#3-Austin Dillon2005
11)#41-Cole Custer2005
12)#10-Aric Almirola2005
13)#14-Clint Bowyer2004
14)#18-Kyle Busch2003
15)#1-Kurt Busch2001
16)#21-Matt DiBenedetto2000

Last Race Picks:

  • James: Denny Hamlin
  • Eric: Erik Jones

Dark Horse

  • Eric: Corey LaJoie
  • James: Michael McDowell
  • Eric leads 33-28 after 26 races

Next race picks: 

Southern 500 from Darlington

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick
  • James: Denny Hamlin

Non Playoff Driver

  • James: Erik Jones
  • Eric: Tyler Reddick

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: Scene Vault again – Morgan McClure/Ernie Irvan

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:

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

Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/thesuperspeedway

Podcast #168 — Hamlin and Harvick split another double header at Dover

The SuperSpeedway Podcast · 168 — Hamlin and Harvick split another double header at Dover

Show notes:

Recap Twin Drydene 311s

  • Saturday
    • Hamlin holds off Truex for win number 6 on the season
    • Kurt Busch wrecks early
    • William Byron out to lunch – Gets snippy with Chad
  • Sunday
    • Harvick wins the 700th Cup race for Ford, win number 7 on the season and clinches the Regular season title.
      • Harvick has led 400 more laps than anyone else – 6.2 average finish on the season and has the record for playoff points at this point of the season – 42+The regular season bonus
      • Will we see two 10+ win drivers? 
    • Chase out early
    • Jimmie’s 2-tire gamble pays off and Byron recovers

 

News items:

  • Indianapolis 500

 

The Playoff Bubble (From Jayski)

 

Currently in on points Points Ahead of 17th
14) #14-Clint Bowyer 685 +57
15) #21-Matt DiBenedetto 637 +9
16) #24-William Byron 632 +5
Currently outside playoffs Points Behind 16th
17) #48-Jimmie Johnson 628 -5
18) #20-Erik Jones 582 -50

 

Last Race Picks:

  • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. +1 (Sunday)
  • James: Denny Hamlin +2 (Saturday Winner)

Dark Horse

  • James: William Byron +1 (Sunday)
  • Eric: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +1 (Saturday)
  • Eric leads 33-26 after 24 races

 

Next race picks: 

Coke Zero 400 from Daytona

  • James: Denny Hamlin
  • Eric: Erik Jones

Dark Horse

  • Eric: Corey LaJoie
  • James: Michael McDowell

 

Plug the Fantasy League

 

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:

Podcast #167 — Elliott wins third road course in a row at Daytona

The SuperSpeedway Podcast · 167 — Elliott wins third road course in a row at Daytona

Show notes:

Recap Go Bowling 235 at Daytona International Speedway Road Course

  • Chase Elliott dominates to win his eighth career Cup Series victory
    • Second victory in 2020
    • Becomes the sixth driver in Cup Series history to win three or more consecutive road course races. 
      • Joins Tony Stewart (three consecutive wins: 2004-2005), Jeff Gordon (six: 1997-2000), Rusty Wallace (three: 1987-1988), Tim Richmond (three: 1986-1987), David Pearson (three: 1976-1977).
  • Truex throws it away with speeding penalty
  • Kyle Busch has another terrible day. Finishes 37th
  • Austin Dillon sits out due to COVID positive test
    • Kaz Grala finishes seventh filling in
    • Dillon said he called Dale Jr. to be his backup because he thought it would be cool to see him drive the #3 car. Jr. Turned him down. Jr. said he’s had a few calls on the Download.
  • Joey Logano pushes Bowman into Bubba on last lap. TJ Majors and Freddie Kraft disagree on Door Bumper Clear – 11-minute clip on Dirty Mo Media’s YouTube
  • AUDIO (1:37): DBC Clip
  • What did we think of the road course? Should it be a regular? If so, replace a Daytona Superspeedway race, or have a third date at Daytona?

News items:

Throwback Paint Schemes

Last Race Picks:

  • James: Kyle Busch
  • Eric: Chase Elliott +2pts

Dark Horse

  • Eric: Tyler Reddick
  • James: Michael McDowell
  • Eric leads 31-23 after 24 races

Next race picks: 

Twin Drydene 311s from Dover International Speedway

  • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 
  • James: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

  • James: William Byron
  • Eric: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 

Plug the Fantasy League

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:

 

NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Drydene 311 (1)

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, August 22

The Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

TV: NBCSN, 4 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 311 miles (311 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 70),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 185), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 311)

 

NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Drydene 311 (2)

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Sunday, August 23

The Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

TV: NBCSN, 4 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 311 miles (311 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 70),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 185), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 311)

 

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Drydene 200 (1)

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, August 22

The Time: 12 p.m. ET

TV: NBCSN, 12:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 200 miles (200 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 45),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 90), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 200)

 

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Drydene 200 (2)

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Sunday, August 23

The Time: 12 p.m. ET

TV: NBCSN, 1 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 200 miles (200 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 45),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 90), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 200)

 

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

Next Race: KDI Office Technology 200

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Friday, August 21

The Time: 5 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 4:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 200 miles (200 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 45),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 90), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 200)

 

ARCA Menards Series East

Next Race: General Tire 125

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Friday, August 21

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: Streamed live on NBC Gold TrackPass