Podcast #83 — Talladega disappoints

Show notes:

Recap: 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway

  • Aric Almirola with the win
  • Stewart Haas stinks up the show
  • Kurt Busch unhappy about final caution/lack of caution
  • Kyle Larson L1 Penalty

Points:

  1. Joey Logano +39
  2. Kurt Busch +30
  3. Clint Bowyer +21
  4. Martin Truex Jr. +18
  5. Brad Keselowski -18
  6. Ryan Blaney -22
  7. Kyle Larson -36
  8. Alex Bowman -68

News Items:

  • Kyle Larson L1 Penalty
    • Infraction Date: 10/14/2018 (post-race inspection)
    • Team: #42-Kyle Larson
    • Level: L1
    • Violation: Section 10.9.9.d Damaged Vehicle Policy/Mechanical Repair Note: Damaged vehicle repair, regardless of how the damage occurred, is permitted to have original body parts removed or
    • reattached in their original location with fasteners and/or tape only.
    • Penalty: Crew chief (Chad Johnston) has been fined $25,000. Car chief (David Bryant) has been suspended from the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship points event. Team has been assessed with the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points.
    • Ganassi said he will appeal

Discussion:

Silly Season:

Do we care?:

  • Dale Jr’s book is out
  • Racing To the Finish
  • Co-Authored with Ryan McGee

Preview: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr.
    • James: Kevin Harvick

Dark Horse

    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  • 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 #82 — Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus — the end of an era

Show notes:

Recap: 2018 Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover

  • Chase Elliott gets redemption
  • Jimmie Johnson’s day ends on the pace lap
  • Playoff contenders have trouble
    • Kyle Busch tire issues
    • Kevin Harvick flat tire
    • Kyle Busch speeding?
    • Clint Bowyer crashes
    • Aric Almirola, Brad Keselowski and Alex Bowman crash
  • Jimmie Johnson’s epic prank on Cole Pearn

Points:

  1. Logano +31
  2. Kurt Busch +21
  3. Brad Keselowski +21
  4. Ryan Blaney +10
  5. Aric Almirola -10
  6. Clint Bowyer -10
  7. Kyle Larson -12
  8. Alex Bowman -34

News Items:

Silly Season:

Preview: 1000 bulbs 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Picks

    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Alex Bowman
    • James: Ty Dillon
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Congrats to Jeff and Sarah Gluck on their baby

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #81 — Seven Time makes a mistake

Show Notes:

Recap: Bank of America Roval 400

  • Blaney Survives
  • Johnson goes for the win and loses everything
    • What do we think of the move that ended his championship hopes
  • Larson earns the greatest point in NASCAR history to advance
  • Drivers eliminated
    • Austin Dillon
    • Jimmie Johnson
    • Erik Jones
    • Denny Hamlin

News Items:

Silly Season:

  • JTG Daugherty signs Ryan Preece for 2019 to replace AJ Allmendinger
    • Team will also keep Chris Buescher

Preview: Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Jimmie Johnson
    • James: Kyle Larson

Dark Horse

    • James: Matt DiBenedetto
    • Eric: Jamie McMurray

Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #80 — It’s Roval Time

Show notes

Recap: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway

  • Kyle Busch becomes “roval proof” with victory
  • Leads the second-most laps on the night at 92
  • Truex led the most laps with 163
  • Not the most exciting Richmond race after a crazy first race at Vegas
  • Playoff drivers take positions 1-12
    • Outside of those, Joey Logano 14th, Denny Hamlin 16th, Kurt Busch 18th, Ryan Blaney 19th.
  • Points
    • 9: Chase Elliott +10
    • 10: Austin Dillon +10
    • 11: Alex Bowman +5
    • 12: Ryan Blaney +4
    • 13: Clint Bowyer -4
    • 14: Jimmie Johnson -6
    • 15: Erik Jones -21
    • 16: Denny Hamlin -29

 

News Items:

 

Silly Season:

 

Preview: Bank of America Roval 400

  • AUDIO: (1:40) Marcus Smith on SiriusXM, how the Roval came about
  • Picks
    • James: Jimmie Johnson
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Alex Bowman
    • James: Regan Smith

 

  • Shoutouts if any

 

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

 

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Podcast #79 — Brad Keselowski onto Round of 12

Show notes:

Recap: South Point Hotel and Casino 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Brad Keselowski gets the win
    • It’s his third win in a row
    • 500th Win for Team Penske
    • Is he solidly the fourth in the “big three?”
  • Bad day to be a playoff driver
    • Kevin Harvick crashes, takes Erik Jones with him.
      • Harvick finishes 39th, Jones 40th
    • Jamie McMurray crashes, takes Chase Elliott with him
      • Elliott finishes 36th
    • Denny Hamlin spins and wrecks in the grass
      • Finishes 32nd
    • Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman, all in crashes.
    • Kyle Busch had a spin
      • Recovers for a seventh-place finish
  • What in the world happened in Las Vegas?
  • What did we learn here that we should take with us the rest of the way into the playoffs?
  • It was hot. Not good for the fans. But is that what made the racing good?
  • Points
    • Aric Almirola +12
    • Austin Dillon +9
    • Clint Bowyer +7
    • Alex Bowman +6
    • Jimmie Johnson -6
    • Chase Elliott -9
    • Erik Jones -19
    • Denny Hamlin -20

News Items:

Preview: Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond Raceway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • James: Kyle Larson

Dark Horse

    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Daniel Suarez
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #78 — The Playoff Grid is Set

Show notes:

Recap: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

  • Brad Keselowski wins

Xfinity race:

  • Review of the aero package?

News Items:

  • After we recorded last week it was announced Kasey Kahne would not run at Indy due to symptoms of exhaustion after Darlington.
    • He’ll be out three more races
    • Regan Smith is driving the car
  • Jamie McMurray will not be back at Ganasi next year
  • Trevor Bayne will not return to Roush next season
  • Matt D. not returning to GoFas racing

Do We Care?

  • NASCAR running driver logos and hashtags on the playoff contender cars during the playoffs

Brackets

Preview: South Point Hotel and Casino 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Austin Dillon
    • James: Alex Bowman
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #77 — Furniture Row Racing closing up shop

Show notes:

Recap:

  • Southern 500
    • Brad gets the job done!
      • What, if anything, does this mean for his title hopes?
    • Larson appears to let another great run get away.
    • The Bowyer wreck.
    • How great is throwback weekend?
  • Xfinity
    • Let’s chat about that Harvick/Chastain crash for a minute.

News Items:

Preview: Brickyard 400

  • Picks
    • James: Kyle Busch
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: Ricky Stenhouse
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #76 — Was Gragson’s move the right one?

Show notes:

Recap:

Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

  • Justin Haley wins after dive-bomb by Noah Gragson on Todd Gilliland
    • What do we think of the pass?
    • How was the race overall?

Johnsonville 180 at Road America

  • Justin Allgaier wins
  • How was the race overall?

News Items:

Preview: Bojangles Southern 500

  • Picks
    • Eric: Kyle Larson
    • James: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

    • James: Austin Dillon
    • Eric: Jamie McMurray
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #75 — Is Bristol back?

Recap: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

  • Kurt Busch gets the win
  • Kyle Busch crashes on lap 1
  • Kyle Larson finishes second
  • Let’s talk about the race
    • Is this as good as the old Bristol?
    • Was not a clear-cut standout all race long
  • Is Kurt Busch now the fourth championship contender?

 

News Items:

 

Do We Care?

 

Preview: Bojangles Southern 500

  • Picks
    • Eric:
    • James:

Dark Horse

    • James:
    • Eric:

 

  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

 

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

 

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