Podcast #216 — The NASCAR season’s not in Kansas anymore

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup: Hollywood Casino 400
    • Kyle Larson. What more can we say?
      • Nine wins on the season, 10 if you include the All Star Race
      • Let’s not forget the others he almost won 
        • Ryan Blaney passes him at Atlanta 1
        • COTA: NASCAR gives it to Chase before Larson can catch him
        • Pocono: Larson wrecks on the last lap
        • Darlington 2: Video game move on Denny Hamlin
    • The wind claims several drivers
    • Playoff drivers struggle
      • Ryan Blaney – Accident
      • Kyle Busch – Tire issues
      • Brad Keselowski – Tire issues
      • Martin Truex – Tire issues
  • Xfinity: Kansas Lottery 300
    • Ty Gibbs wins again
      • Full time in Xfinity next year. Is this a waste of talent? Should he be in Cup right away?
    • Harrison Burton and Noah Gragson crash out after contact with Sam Mayer
    • Hemric rallies for 15th after accident

Points: 

News Items: 

  • Picks Martinsville
  • Trucks: United Rentals 200
    • James: John Hunter Nemecheck
    • Eric: Ben Rhodes
  • Xfinity: Dead on Tools 250
    • James: Ty Gibbs
    • Eric: Noah Gragson
  • Cup: Xfinity 500
    • James: Chase Elliott
    • Eric: Ryan Blaney

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric:
  • James: 

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. 
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Podcast #215 — Kyle Larson locks into Championship 4 with Texas win

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup: Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500
    • Larson dominates yet again and locks into the Championship 4
      • Trouble for playoff drivers
        • KFB benefits from early Bubba spin
        • Logano blows a motor for the first time in 7 years
        • Truex ends his own race
        • Hamlin finds trouble twice late 
    • Truex and Logano must win? 
    • YRB says you gotta race like an A**hole with this package and boy did he and a bunch of others. 
  • Xfinity: Andy’s Frozen Custard 335
    • JHN comes up to the Xfinity series and steals one
    • Poor Daniel Hemric 

News Items: 

  • Tony Stewart owns a drag racing team now
  • JHN Will return to KBM full time in 2022
  • Harvick vs Elliott 
    • Harvick still has words for Chase. 
  • Bob: SHR still waiting on Smithfield to confirm plans for 2022
    • SHR still waiting on Smithfield to renew for next season. Would think they are hopeful and the win at New Hampshire helped. Would think a decision has to come in the next month or so.
  • #51 Charter could be up for grabs but probably not
    • Bob: Owner points. The 51 team will need to gain four-five points on teammate 15 in order to avoid potential repossession by NASCAR.
  • Might be issues with new NASCAR game
  • Picks Kansas
  • Xfinity: Kansas Lottery 300
    • James: Austin Cindric
    • Eric: Daniel Hemric
  • Cup: Hollywood Casino 400
    • James: Kyle Busch
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric:
  • James: 

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, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Podcast #214 — Merry Offseason and Happy Christmas

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup: Bank of America Roval 400
    • Kyle Larson overcomes broken alternator belt to win
    • Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick saga continues
      • Harvick wrecks Chase
      • Chase tries to wreck Harvick
      • Chase repairs car
      • NASCAR doesn’t black flag Chase for sheet metal hanging
      • Sheet metal falls off, debris caution
      • Chase scares Harvick into wrecking himself
    • William Byron ALMOST gets it done
    • Truex is wrecked by a first-time Cup driver (Joey Hand)
      • Should there be limitations to first-time drivers during the playoffs?
    • Chris Buescher gets his best finish of the season with a third
  • Xfinity: Drive for the Cure 250
    • The Dinger gets another win
    • Josh Bilicki does his best Dukes of Hazzard impression
      • NASCAR decides to remove backstretch curbing prior to Sunday’s Cup race
    • Ty Gibbs roughs up teammate Harrison Burton

News Items: 

  • Picks Texas
  • Xfinity: Andy’s Frozen Custard 335
    • James: Daniel Hemric
    • Eric: Justin Allgaier
  • Cup: Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500
    • James: Kyle Larson
    • Eric: Ryan Blaney

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 1.) The fan who ran out on the track Sunday. 2.) Kevin Harvick for wrecking himself
  • James: 

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, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Podcast #213 — Michael Jordan is a NASCAR Cup Series winner, and Bubba Wallace too

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup: YellaWood 500
    • Bubba gets win number 1 on a rain-shortened Monday
    • What does this mean for NASCAR
    • Always a question with rain-shortened races — is this a legit win? 
  • Trucks: Chevy Silverado 250
    • Tate Fogleman was the first of the first time winners on the weekend
  • Xfinity: Sparks 300
    • Brandon Brown gets his first career win in the dark
    • Scheduling issues
    • The chant.

News Items: 

  • Picks ROVAL
  • Xfinity: Drive for the Cure 250
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
    • Eric: Austin Cindric
  • Cup: Bank of America Roval 400
    • James: Chase Elliott
    • Eric: Kyle Larson

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: The Bros

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, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Podcast #212 — Hamlin onto Round of 8 after snoozer in Vegas

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup: South Point 400
    • There was a race. Hamlin won. It was long. 
    • Hendrick messed it all up. 
  • Trucks: Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate Resorts
    • Christian Eckes is the first part-timer to win on the weekend. 
      • 1-4 Thor Sport finish
      • Bad weekend for some playoff drivers
      • Sheldon Creed/Chandler Smith wreck
  • Xfinity: Alsco Uniforms 302
    • Josh Berry steals the show with second win of the season.
      • 2 wins in 2 different cars

News Items: 

  • Picks Talladega
  • Trucks: Chevy Silverado 250
    • James: Ben Rhodes
    • Eric: Derek Kraus
  • Xfinity: Sparks 300
    • James: Justin Haley
    • Eric: Jeb Burton
  • Cup: YellaWood 500
    • James: Brad Keselowski
    • Eric: Joey Logano

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

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, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Podcast #211 — Bristol is back, Baby

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup: BASS PRO SHOPS/NRA NIGHT RACE
    • Kyle Larson gets another win
    • Harvick and Chase mad at each other
      • Does Harvick have a legit gripe here?
    • Does the Bristol Night Race finally have its luster back? 
      • Let’s revisit dirt at Bristol. Should we skip it?
    • Aric Almirola, Tyler Reddick, Kurt Busch and Michael McDowell eliminated
    • Race sets a record in Jeff Gluck’s “Was it a Good Race Poll.”
  • Trucks: UNOH 200 PRESENTED BY OHIO LOGISTICS
    • Chandler Smith has to win to advance and battles past Sheldon Creed with help from teammate John Hunter Nemecheck on GWC to advance. 
    • Creed dominates, finishes 19th
    • Did JHN do anything wrong? 
  • Xfinity: FOOD CITY 300
    • AJ Allmendinger wins and wrecks to win regular season championship
    • Austin Cindric gets used up at the end, wrecks Allgaier coming to the line
      • Does Cindric have a right to be upset? With who?
  • Leaving Bristol in the rearview: 
    • Was this overall the greatest NASCAR weekend in history? 

News Items: 

  • Picks Las Vegas
  • Trucks: Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate Resorts
    • James: Sheldon Creed
    • Eric: Chandler Smith
  • Xfinity: Alsco Uniforms 302
    • James: Ty Gibbs
    • Eric: AJ Allmendinger
  • Cup: South Point 400
    • James: Kyle Larson
    • Eric: Ryan Blaney

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: Jordan Bianchi
  • James: Michael Schumacher Documentary

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: Blue T-shirt 

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, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Podcast #210 — NASCAR releases 2022 schedule

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup: Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders
    • MTJ tops a dominating night for JGR
    • JGR championship ready? Only the 5 and 9 seem to be able to contend
    • Trouble for Kurt Busch early
    • Chase’s Long stop
    • Lots of speeding penalties for contenders: KFB, Amirolla, McDowell
  • Xfinity: Go Bowling 250
    • Noah Gragson goes back-to-back
    • Jr. gives it a ride!

News Items: 

  • Picks Bristol
  • Trucks: UNOH 200 PRESENTED BY OHIO LOGISTICS
    • James: John Hunter Nemecheck
    • Eric: Carson Hocevar
  • Xfinity: FOOD CITY 300
    • James: Noah Gragson
    • Eric: Harrison Burton
  • Cup: BASS PRO SHOPS/NRA NIGHT RACE
    • James: Kyle Busch
    • Eric: Kurt Busch

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

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, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Podcast #209 — Hamlin saves the best for the Playoffs with win at Darlington

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup: Cookout Southern 500
    • Denny Hamlin saves it for the playoffs, wins and advances to Round of 12
    • Kyle Larson tries the video game finish, comes up just short
    • Hamlin and Larson dominate. Hamlin leads 146 laps while Larson leads 156. 
    • Struggles for MANY playoff drivers
      • Michael McDowell finishes 37th (accident)
      • Kyle Busch finishes 35th (accident)
        • KFB has a KFB tantrum post race
      • William Byron finishes 34th (accident)
      • Chase Elliott finishes 31st (accident)
      • Alex Bowman finishes 26th (accident early)
      • Ryan Blaney finishes 22nd (brakes)
      • Christopher Bell finishes 20th (accident)
      • Tyler Reddick finishes 18th 
      • Aric Almirola finishes 16th 
      • Martin Truex Jr. had a loose wheel then sped on pit road, recovered for fourth
    • Kyle Busch fined $50K for a “safety violation”
    • Race was the longest of the year at four hours, eight minutes and one second. 
      • Longer than the Coca-Cola 600
  • Trucks: In It To Win It 250
    • Noah Gragson gets back to victory lane
  • Xfinity: Sport Clips / Vfw Help A Hero 200
    • Sheldon Creed wins

News Items: 

  • Picks Richmond
  • Xfinity: Go Bowling 250
    • James: Ty Gibbs
    • Eric: Justin Allgaier
  • Cup: Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders
    • James: Denny Hamlin
    • Eric: Kyle Larson

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: DESI9N TO DRIVE Campaign – Children’s Cancer Center in Atlanta and Mary who designed the car. 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

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, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Podcast #208 — Blaney wins and seals the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff field

Show notes:

Race Recap:

  • Cup: Coke Zero Sugar 400
    • YRB survives and shows again that he is an excellent drafter
    • Fords win on pit strategy and some luck thanks to Rick Ware?
    • Winless drivers shooting their shots late
      • Lajoie, Bubba, Buscher (DQ)
  • Xfinity: Wawa 250
    • All Kaulig all day. 
    • Justin Haley with the late charge around his dad AJ 

News Items: 

2021 Playoff Preview: 

2021 Season Predictions Check in:

  • 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
  • Picks Darlington
  • Trucks: In It To Win It 250
    • Eric: John Hunter Nemechek
    • James: Ben Rhodes
  • Xfinity: Sport Clips / Vfw Help A Hero 200
    • Eric: Noah Gragson
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
  • Cup: Cookout Southern 500
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr.
    • James: Kyle Busch

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

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, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Podcast #207 — Blaney sneaks a win at Michigan with tons of driver interviews

Race Recap:

  • Cup: FireKeepers Casino 400 from Michigan International Speedway
    • Ryan Blaney gets win after choosing the inside on final restart
    • Audio: 1:33 Ryan on Choose Rule and going into Daytona
    • Austin Dillon wrecks out after Stage 2 finish
    • Audio: 0:12 William Byron finished second.
    • Audio: 1:05 Kyle Larson finished third. 
    • Was this a good race or a bad race? 
  • Xfinity: New Holland 250 from Michigan International Speedway
    • AJ Allmendinger wins for the second week in a row
    • Audio: 0:32 This is AJ’s third oval win 
    • Audio: 1:05 Noah Gragson finished third
    • Audio: 0:38 Josh Berry finished third. Mentioned Dale Jr. in his post-race
  • Trucks: Toyota 200 Presented by CK Power from World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway
    • Sheldon Creed dominates
    • SEVERAL playoff drivers struggle

-One funny takeaway from Michigan – spotters

NASCAR held some media availability prior to the start of the Cup race, so I had a chance to talk to some of the drivers about some things that have been in the news. 

  • Audio: 1:52 Ross Chastain talks about transition to Trackhouse and new car next season.
  • Audio: 0:53 Matt Dibenedetto on 2022
  • Audio: 0:27 Austin Dillon on racing against his teammate for the bubble spot
  • Audio: 0:54 Tyler Reddick on racing against Dillon
  • Audio: 1:00 Denny Hamlin on 23XI future

News Items: 

  • Picks 
  • Xfinity: Wawa 250
    • Eric: Jeb Burton
    • James: Justin Haley
  • Cup: Coke Zero Sugar 400
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • James: Erik Jones

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: Brad Kuhbender
  • James: 

Jackass Corner: 

  • Eric: Traffic pattern/lack thereof at MIS Sunday
  • James: 

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, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud