184 — Christopher Bell wins first NASCAR Cup Series race

Show notes:

Race Recap: The Daytona Road Course O’Reilly Auto Parts 253

  • Christopher Bell breaks through 
    • McDowell and Bell are the first back-to-back first time winners since 1950
      • Harold Kite and Tim Flock were the two drivers who pulled off that feat more than seven decades ago.
    • Wild day for the Chases, the Busches and Truex
    • Let’s talk about the rain Yellow
    • Ty Gibbs also gets his first win in his first start on Saturday.

News Items: 

Preview: Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

  • Homestead Picks
    • Xfinity
      • Eric: Noah Gragson
      • James: Harrison Burton
    • Cup
      • Eric: Kyle Larson
      • James: Kevin Harvick

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Close show 

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Podcast #183 — McDowell wins the 500 and 20 years after Dale Earnhardt

Show notes:

Race Recap: Daytona 500

  • Michael McDowell gets his first win in the Daytona 500
  • Big wreck on lap 14 knocks out contenders, determines the rest of the race
    • Lots of single-file, non-eventful racing. 
  • RAIN
    • Start times? What are NASCAR/the networks gaining by starting late when races keep raining out?

News Items: 

Preview: The Daytona Road Course

  • We’re getting turtles in the bus stop
  • Daytona Road Course Picks
  • Trucks
    • James: Sheldon Creed
    • Eric: John Hunter Nemechek
  • Xfinity
    • James: Austin Cindric
    • Eric: AJ Allmendinger
  • Cup
    • James: Denny Hamlin
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
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182 — KFB steals the Clash after Chase wrecks Blaney

Show notes:

Race Recap: The Clash

  • KFB takes advantage of the buddies wrecking each other to earn JGR their 10th Clash win.
  • Who was at fault: Chase vs. Ryan
  • What did we think of the Clash?
  • What did we learn about the Daytona Road Course for next weekend?
    • Will NASCAR fix the bus stop? Should they?

News Items: 

Preview: The Daytona 500

  • Picks
  • Different for 2021. 
    • We each pick one driver from each series. 
      • Must be racing for points in that series
    • Whatever points that driver scores in the weekend, we score in the weekend. 
    • Most points at the end of the season wins the championship. 
  • Daytona 1 Picks
  • Trucks
    • James: Matt Crafton
    • Eric: John Hunter Nemecheck
  • Xfinity
    • James: Noah Gragson
    • Eric: Justin Haley
  • Cup
    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
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Podcast #181 — Our 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Season Predictions

Show notes:

News Items: 

  • Ty Dillion will run the Busch Clash for 23XI Racing 
  • Hamlin and FedEx extend deal with JGR (Multi-year Agreement)
  • Pitbull named Grand Marshal of the Daytona 500
  • Beard Motorsports president Mark Beard Sr. Passes away. 
  • Ryan Preece and JTG running the 37 as an open car with funding for only 24 races. Charter goes back to Spire.
  • NASCAR competition update
    • New car development is done
    • Getting closer on format for Bristol dirt
    • Pit road penalty updated

2021 Season Predictions:

  • One big gamble:
    • James: William Byron will compete for the championship
    • Eric: Harvick doesn’t make it into the round of 8
  • Team to watch:
    • Eric: Hendrick Motorsports
    • James: Worried about Stewart Haas
  • Pick 2 drivers that made the playoffs last year who won’t make it in 2021. Pick 2 new playoff drivers.
    • James: 
      • Out: Cole Custer, Austin Dillon
      •  In: Christopher Bell, Bubba Wallace
    • Eric: 
      • Out: Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch
      • In: Christopher Bell, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 
  • Who will be the first driver to win their first race this season?
    • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto
    • James: Chase Briscoe
  • What will be the best race?
    • James: Indianapolis Road Course
    • Eric: Bristol Dirt Race
  • What will be the worst race?
    • Eric: Pocono 2
    • James: Daytona Road Course
  • Who will be our final 4?
    • James: William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch
    • Eric: Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. 
  • Who will be our 2021 Champion?
    • Eric: Kyle Busch
    • James: Kyle Busch

Preview: Busch Clash

  • Picks
  • James: Chase Elliott
  • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
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Podcast #180 — Larson wins Chili Bowl





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Discussion items: 

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
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Podcast 179 — Offseason catchup

Show notes:

News items:

Team/Driver news: 

Discussion: 

  • S1apSh0es on YouTube: The NASCAR Playoffs are worse than you thought
    • Argues that NASCAR’s waning popularity is because of the playoff championship format
    • Claims the format allows people to coast through the regular season and the first couple rounds of the playoffs
    • Proposes a new format. 

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
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Podcast #178 — Chase Elliott is the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion

Show notes:

Recap  2020 Season Finale 500 from Phoenix Raceway

  • Chase Elliott is the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion
    • 34th driver to win a Cup Series title
    • Sixth champion in the elimination-style format
    • Fifth win of the 2020 season
    • Joins the Pettys and the Jarretts as just the third father-son combo to win Cup Series titles
    • First most popular driver to win the title since 1988 when his dad did it

Truck Series Championship Race: 

Xfinity Series Championship Race: 

How did we do in our predictions? 

News items:

Final Race Pics

Championship Driver

  • James: Joey Logano +1
  • Eric: Denny Hamlin
  • Race Winner (Can be the same)
  • Eric: Kevin Harvick
  • James: Joey Logano +1
  • Eric wins 45-38

Fantasy League Results

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
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Podcast #177 — Harvick is out, Elliott wins his way into Championship Four

Show notes:

Lots to recap, preview, and discuss!

Recap  Xfinity 500 from Martinsville

  • Chase has his moment
  • The 4 team completes the collapse
    • What do we think of the pit maneuver on KFB?
    • The greatest meaningless season ever? 
  • Keselowski’s drive in the closing laps
  • Jones giving Hamiln space

Recap  Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 from Texas

  • KFB keeps the streak alive.
  • The longest rain delay ever
  • Playoff drivers struggle including Harvick

Championship 4 – Who ya got!

  • Logano
  • Elliott
  • Hamlin
  • Keselowski

News items:

Texas Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • James: Kevin Harvick
  • Eric: Chase Elliott
  • Non Playoff Driver
  • Eric: Ryan Blaney
  • James: Tyler Reddick
  • Eric leads 44-35 after 34 races (Eric clinches the picks crown)

Martinsville Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Martin Truex
  • James: Denny Hamlin
  • Non Playoff Driver
  • Eric: Clint Bowyer
  • James: Matt DiBenedetto
  • Eric leads 45-36 after 35 races 

Next race picks: Championship

Championship Driver

  • James: Joey Logano
  • Eric: Denny Hamlin
  • Race Winner (Can be the same)
  • Eric: Kevin Harvick
  • James: Joey Logano

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

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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

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
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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

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:

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