Podcast #134 — Hamlin wins to lock in to the Final Four

Show notes:

Introduce Ben Lutrario

Recap: Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway:

  • Denny Hamlin cashes in on a must win race
    • Where does this rank on his biggest wins?
    • First Phoenix win since 2012
  • Joey spent most of the race rooting for Kyle to catch Denny 
    • Will not repeat. This is the first decade in NASCAR history that there are no back-to-back champions.
  • Chase’s disaster continues

Preview Ford Championship Weekend

  • Trucks: 
    • #52-Stewart Friesen
    • #24-Brett Moffitt
    • #45-Ross Chastain
    • #88-Matt Crafton
  • Xfinity:
    • #7-Justin Allgaier
    • #20-Christopher Bell
    • #2-Tyler Reddick
    • #00-Cole Custer

The Cup Championship 4

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Kyle Busch

News Items: 

Preview: The Ford 400 from Homestead

  • Picks
    • RACE/CHAMPION
    • Ben: Blaney/Hamlin
    • James: Harvick
    • Eric: Truex
    • Dark Horse 
    • Ben: Kyle Larson 
    • Eric: Daniel Suarez
    • James: Paul Menard

Fantasy League Update

  • James will update

Playoff bracket update

  • James will update
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric: 
    • James: 
    • Ben:

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
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Podcast 133 — Harvick locks in, Penske buys Indy

Show notes:

Recap: AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

  • SHR flexes its muscle
    • Harvick locks into the Championship 4 (His 5th in the 6 years of existence)
    • So did SHR rope a dope all of us heading into Miami? 
  • Hamlin goes from 24 in to 20 out. 
    • PJ1 seemed to be a problem for a lot of teams
  • Chase cross off? 
  • Larson upset with Bubba, all drivers who spin on purpose     

Playoffs:

  • 1) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. 4133, locked in to Championship race
  • 2) #4-Kevin Harvick 4113, locked in to Championship race
  • 3) #18-Kyle Busch 4113, +22
  • 4) #22-Joey Logano 4111, +20
  • outside the top 4
  • 5) #11-Denny Hamlin 4091, -20
  • 6) #42-Kyle Larson 4088, -23
  • 7) #12-Ryan Blaney 4088, -23
  • 8) #9-Chase Elliott 4033, -78

News Items: 

Do We Care: 

  • XXXXX

Preview: Bluegreen Vacations 500 from ISM Raceway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Kevin Harvick
    • James: Denny Hamlin
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Austin Dillon
    • Eric: Ryan Newman

Fantasy League Update

  • XXXX 

Playoff bracket update

  • XXX
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric: Dale Jr. Podcast thing and Spy cam
    • James: 

Close show 

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Podcast #132 — Kyle Busch can stay in his f—— motorhome

Show notes:

Recap: First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway

  • Truex locks into the championship 4.
  • Hamlin vs. Logano
    • (NEWS) Logano Crewman Suspended for Texas
  • Kyle Busch vs. Aric Almirola 

Trucks: 

  • Todd Gilliland FINALLY gets a win. 
    • No word on his future for next season
    • Probably won’t be with KBM?

Playoffs:

  • 1) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. 4102, locked in to Championship race
  • 2) #11-Denny Hamlin 4082, +24
  • 3) #18-Kyle Busch 4075, +17
  • 4) #22-Joey Logano 4072, +14
  • outside the top 4
  • 5) #4-Kevin Harvick 4058, -14
  • 6) #12-Ryan Blaney 4057, -15
  • 7) #42-Kyle Larson 4048, -24
  • 8) #9-Chase Elliott 4028, -44

News Items: 

Preview: AAA Texas 500 from Texas Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Kevin Harvick
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Fantasy League Update

  • XXXX 

Playoff bracket update

  • XXX
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric: 
    • James: 

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
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#131 — Chase gets it done, Brad falls out at Kansas

Show notes:

Recap: Hollywood Casino 400 from Kansas Speedway

  • Hamlin dominates
    • He’s the title favorite, right? 
  • A disaster day for Brad
  • Chase again shows us the importance of stage points

-Xfinity Race

– Post Race altercation between Tyler Reddick and Cole Custer

Playoffs:

  • 1) #18-Kyle Busch 4046
  • 2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. 4042
  • 3) #11-Denny Hamlin 4037
  • 4) #22-Joey Logano 4030
  • outside the top 4
  • 5) #4-Kevin Harvick 4028
  • 6) #9-Chase Elliott 4024
  • 7) #42-Kyle Larson 4011
  • 8) #12-Ryan Blaney 4009
  • CUT
  • #88-Alex Bowman
  • #2-Brad Keselowski
  • #14-Clint Bowyer
  • #24-William Byron

News Items: 

Do We Care: 

  • XXXXX

Preview: First Data 500 from Martinsville Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
    • James: Denny Hamlin
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Chris Buescher
    • Eric: Daniel Suarez

Fantasy League Update

  • XXXX

Playoff bracket update

  • XXX

Shoutouts if any

    • Eric: M&M Cup Series Stop Motion on Nascar’s Youtube Page
    • James: 

Close show 

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Podcast #130 — Ryan Blaney weathers the Talladega storm to advance

Show notes:

Recap: 1000Bulbs.com 500 from Talladega Superspeedway

  • Blaney beats Newman by a foot, locks into Round of 8
  • Stages 2-3 delayed until Monday due to rain
  • Brendan Gaughn goes for a wild ride
  • Playoff Drivers Struggle
    • Byron, Bowyer, Elliott, Bowman, Logano, Keselowski all involved in accidents
  • Weekend controversy
    • Manufacturer alliance
      • Chevy teams working together. 
      • Toyota says no team orders
    • Yellow Line Rule
      • Johnny Sauter has win taken away Saturday for forcing another truck below the yellow line
      • Ryan Blaney goes below the yellow line Monday after being forced by Newman, not penalized
    • Locking bumpers in the truck series costs Moffitt, Friesen

Playoffs:

  • 1) #42-Kyle Larson 3063 [1 win in Round of 12]
  • 2) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win in Round of 12]
  • 3) #11-Denny Hamlin 3114 +56
  • 4) #19-Martin Truex Jr. 3106 +48
  • 5) #18-Kyle Busch 3099 +41
  • 6) #4-Kevin Harvick 3094 +36
  • 7) #2-Brad Keselowski 3078 +20
  • 8) #22-Joey Logano 3076 +18
  • outside the top 8
  • 9) #88-Alex Bowman 3058 -18
  • 10) #9-Chase Elliott 3054 -22
  • 11) #14-Clint Bowyer 3052 -24
  • 12) #24-William Byron 3049 -27

News Items: 

Do We Care: 

  • XXXXX

Preview: Hollywood Casino 400 from Kansas Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Kevin Harvick
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: Matt DiBenedetto
    • James: Daniel Suarez

Fantasy League Update

  • XXXX

Playoff bracket update

  • XXX
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric:   
    • James: 

Close show 

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Podcast #129 — Kyle Larson gets back in the saddle with Dover win

Show notes:

Recap: Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway

  • Larson gets it done – ends 72 race winless streak
  • Logano Ruffles his opponents
    • Issues before start
  • Elliott issues 10 laps in 

Playoffs:

  • 1) #42-Kyle Larson 3063 [1 win in Round of 12]
  • 2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. 3095, +63
  • 3) #18-Kyle Busch 3080, +48
  • 4) #11-Denny Hamlin 3080, +48
  • 5) #4-Kevin Harvick 3074, +42
  • 6) #2-Brad Keselowski 3052, +20
  • 7) #88-Alex Bowman 3049, +17
  • 8) #24-William Byron 3032, -0
  • outside the top 8
  • 9) #22-Joey Logano 3032, +0
  • 10) #14-Clint Bowyer 3028, -4
  • 11) #9-Chase Elliott 3025, -7
  • 12) #12-Ryan Blaney 3010, -22

News Items: 

Do We Care: 

  • XXXXX

Preview: 1000bulbs.com 500 from Talladega Superspeedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Joey Logano
    • James: Brad Keselowski
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Matt Dibenedetto
    • Eric: Bubba Wallace

Fantasy League Update

  • XXXX

Playoff bracket update

  • XXX
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric:   
    • James: 

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
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Podcast #128 — Chase Elliott wrecks and wins

Recap: Bank of America Roval 400

  • Chase wrecks and gets redemption
  • Bowman vs. Bubba
  • Lots of social media smack about Roval race. Why?
  • Out of playoffs after round of 16: 
    • Kurt Busch
    • Erik Jones
    • Aric Almirola
    • Ryan Newman

Playoffs:

  • 1) #18-Kyle Busch 3046 pts
  • 2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr.  3041
  • 3) #11-Denny Hamlin 3030
  • 4) #22-Joey Logano 3029
  • 5) #4-Kevin Harvick 3028
  • 6) #9-Chase Elliott 3024
  • 7) #2-Brad Keselowski 3024
  • 8) #42-Kyle Larson 3006
  • outside the top 8
  • 9) #88-Alex Bowman 3005
  • 10) #12-Ryan Blaney 3004
  • 11) #24-William Byron 3001
  • 12) #14-Clint Bowyer 3000

News Items: 

Do We Care: 

Preview: Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Kevin Harvick
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: William Byon
    • James: Matt DiBenedetto

Fantasy League Update

  • XXXX

Playoff bracket update

  • Simple, we’re all tied at 50 points after round one.
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric:   
    • James:

Close show 

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Podcast #127 — Martin Truex Jr. does the spin and win

Show notes:

Recap: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway

  • Truex recovers from spin, passes Kyle Busch late to get the win
  • Erik Jones becomes first Cup team to be disqualified

Playoffs:

    • 8) #42-Kyle Larson, 2076 +25
    • 9) #6-Ryan Newman, 2065 +14
    • 10) #12-Ryan Blaney, 2059 +8
    • 11) #10-Aric Almirola, 2054 +3
    • 12) #24-William Byron +2

 

  • Currently outside the Round of 12 cutoff

 

  • 13) #88-Alex Bowman, 2051 -2
  • 14) #14-Clint Bowyer, 2049 -4
  • 15) #1-Kurt Busch, 2039, -14
  • 16) #20-Erik Jones, 2008, -45

News Items: 

Do We Care: 

  • XXX

Preview: Bank of America Roval 400

  • Picks
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 
    • James: Brad Keselowski
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Matt Dibenedetto
    • Eric: Chris Buescher

Fantasy League Update

  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric:   
    • James:

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
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Podcast #126 — Kyle Busch, don’t stop being you

Show notes:

Recap: South Point 400 at Las VegasMotor Speedway

  • Truex Advances to round of 12
  • Struggles for playoff drivers
    • Kyle Busch hits the wall early (-2 laps) battles back and has issues late – Discuss
    • Kurt Busch blows tire after contact
    • Erik Jones goes behind the wall with transmission issues
    • Byron Recovers
  • Thoughts on Chase Elliott helping keep Byron on lead lap? 
    • Joey upset

Playoffs:

    • 8) #42-Kyle Larson, 2044, +17
    • 9) #24-William Byron, 2040, +13
    • 10) #12-Ryan Blaney, 2039, +12
    • 11) #88-Alex Bowman, 2037, +10
    • 12) #10-Aric Almirola, 2033, +6

 

  • Currently outside the Round of 12 cutoff

 

  • 13) #6-Ryan Newman, 2027, -6
  • 14) #1-Kurt Busch, 2019, -14
  • 15) #14-Clint Bowyer, 2012, -21
  • 16) #20-Erik Jones, 2007, -26

News Items: 

Do We Care: 

Preview: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway

  • Picks
    • James: Kyle Larson
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto
    • James: Daniel Hemric

Fantasy League Update

  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric:  
    • James:

 

Close show 

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Podcast #125 — Jimmie misses the playoffs

Show notes:

Recap: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line from Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Harvick wins
    • Where do we rank him as the playoffs start?
  • Johnson’s Streak ends
  • KB Blows up and Larson blows an opportunity? 
  • Newman makes the cut. Suarez is out.
  • Bubba gets a top 5 and fires back at Twitter Trolls

 

Playoffs:

 

 

    • Rules: 5 points for every driver that advances to the rounds of 12 and 8.
      • 15 points for each final 4 pick
      • 25 points for the champion.

 

News Items: 

  • Matt Dibenedetto takes over the 21 as Menard retires

 

Do We Care: 

  • IMS and NASCAR begged drivers not to do burnouts on the bricks this year.

 

Revisit – 2019 Season Predictions:

  • One big gamble:
    • James: DiBenedetto will win a race.
    • Eric: Paul Menard makes the final 4. 
  • Team to watch:
    • Eric: RCR. 
    • James: Leavine Family Racing
  • Pick 2 drivers that made the playoffs last year who won’t make it in 2019. Pick 2 new playoff drivers.
    • James: Out: Austin Dillon and Alex bowman. In: Matt DiBenedetto and William Byron.
    • Eric: Out: Alex Bowman and Kurt Busch. In: William Byron and Daniel Suarez.
  • Will the new rules package work?
    • Eric: Yes?
    • James: Yes.
  • What will be the best race?
    • James: Atlanta
    • Eric: Auto Club
  • What will be the worst race?
    • Eric: New Hampshire
    • James: All Star at Charlotte
  • Who will be our final 4?
    • James: Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott
    • Eric: Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson
  • Who will be our 2019 Champion?
    • Eric: Jimmie Johnson
    • James: Kyle Busch

 

Preview: South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 
    • James: Kyle Larson
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Matt Dibenedetto
    • Eric: Paul Menard

 

Fantasy League Update

 

  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric:  
    • James:

 

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
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  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
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