Podcast #190 — Martin Truex Jr. becomes 2021’s first two-time winner

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup – Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500
    • Martin Truex Jr. becomes the first repeat winner of the season.
    • Are night Martinsville races cursed? 
  • Xfinity – Cook Out 250
    • Josh Berry gets a win in his 13th Xfinity Series start
    • Gray Gaulding and Joe Graff Jr. fight after the race

News Items: 

Preview: Richmond Raceway

  • Picks
    • Trucks – ToyotaCare 250
      • James: John Hunter Nemechek
      • Eric: Grant Enfinger
    • Cup – Toyota Owners 400
      • James: Martin Truex
      • Eric: Kyle Larson

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
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189 — Joey Logano gets dirty in the Bristol Dirt Race

Show notes:

Race Recap: The Bristol Dirt Race

  • JoLo becomes the 7th different winner in 7 races. Closes strong and dominates the final restart.
  • The entire race changed with the Bell/Larson crash
  • Are we OK with the Bubba no caution?
  • MTJ looked solid again after trucks win
  • Daniel Suarez was strong all day.
  • Important to note that NASCAR consulted with Larson to help prep the track and save the race. Stenhouse and Dillion as well. 

Trucks: Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt

  • MTJ joins the triple threat club. Dominating performance.

News Items: 

Preview: Martinsville Speedway

  • Picks
    • Xfinity – Cook Out 250
      • James: Harrison Burton
      • Eric: Austin Cindric
    • Cup – Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500
      • James: Denny Hamlin
      • Eric: Chase Elliott

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
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Podcast #188 — Noah Gragson picks a fight and Blaney sneaks by Larson

Show notes:

Race Recap: Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500

  • YRB? Blaney steals one from a dominant Kyle Larson
  • Between 2018-20 the 48/5 Team led just over 270 laps. Larson led 269 Sunday. 
  • Blaney is now 5 for 5 on race winning passes inside the last 10 laps. All of his career Cup wins.

Xfinity: Echo Park 250

  • Justin Allgier wins
  • The real story is Noah vs Daniel. 

Trucks: FR8 Auctions 200

  • KFB…

News Items: 

Preview: Bristol Dirt

  • Picks
    • Trucks – Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt
      • Eric: Stewart Friesen
      • James: Matt Crafton
    • Cup – Food City Dirt Race
      • Eric: Austin Dillon
      • James: Kyle Larson

Fantasy League Update

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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  • Podcasts will be found on there as well. 
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Podcast #187 — Martin Truex Jr. comes out on top in the desert

Show notes:

Race Recap: Instacart 500

  • Martin Truex Jr. snaps a 29 race race winless streak.
  • Kyle Busch continues to struggle
  • Thoughts on the race – this will be the championship track again this year

Xfinity: Call 811 Before You Dig 200 Presented by Arizona 811

  • Austin Cindric puts on a whooping. 
  • Ty Gibbs has so far finished no worse than second in the Xfinity series. 
  • Brandon Brown finishes third
  • More trouble for Gragson

News Items: 

Preview: Atlanta Motor Speedway

  • Phoenix Picks
    • Trucks – FR8 Auctions 200
      • Eric: Grant Enfinger
      • James: John Hunter Nemechek
    • Xfinity – Echo Park 250
      • Eric: Daniel Hemric
      • James: AJ Allmendinger
    • Cup – Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
      • Eric: Kyle Larson
      • James: Kevin Harvick

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
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Podcast #186 — Kyle Larson completes the comeback at Vegas

Race Recap:  Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube

  • Kyle Larson completes the comeback and wins
  • First stage was crazy
  • Kevin Harvick struggles 
  • Matt Dibenedetto has more bad luck

Xfinity: Alsco Uniforms 300

  • Dinger gets it done

Trucks: Bucked Up 200

  • John Hunter wins for KBM
  • Kyle Busch makes amazing non-human save with flat tire at speed on the frontstretch but somehow “loses control” and forgets to countersteer on the backstretch on the apron at half speed to spin and bring out the yellow.

News Items: 

Preview: Phoenix Raceway

  • Phoenix Picks
    • Xfinity – Call 811 Before You Dig 200 Presented by Arizona 811
      • Eric: Harrison Burton
      • James: Justin Allgaier
    • Cup – Instacart 500
      • Eric: Chase Elliott
      • James: Kyle Larson

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Close show 

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Podcast #185 — Byron gets second career win at Homestead





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Show notes:

Race Recap:  Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

  • William Byron gets second Cup Series victory
  • Chris Buescher has strong run early
  • Tyler Reddick makes a late-race rally for a second-place finish
  • Michael McDowell starts the season with three top-10s

Xfinity: 

  • Noah Gragson throws it away after dominating
  • Tyler Reddick DQ’d. 
  • Myatt Snider sneaks a win – first in his career

News Items: 

Preview: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Homestead Picks
    • Trucks – Buckled Up 200
      • Eric: Ben Rhodes
      • James: Sheldon Creed
    • Xfinity – Alsco Uniforms 300
      • Eric: Noah Gragson
      • James: Austin Cindric
    • Cup – Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube
      • Eric: Kevin Harvick
      • James: 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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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 

  • 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 #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?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/TheSuperSpeedway

 For more of the podcast:

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