Podcast #255 — Texas: ‘Demolish this place, first. Then start over from scratch.’

Show notes:

  • Cup Series: Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500
    • Well… that was something. Reddick survives to win his third on the season
    • Tire issues plague the event
    • Hamlin adds Byron to his do nothing about it list
      • NASCAR “didn’t have eyes on” Byron retaliation
      • Byron fined $50K and loses 25 driver and owner points
    • Ty Gibbs can take a seat.
      • Ty Gibbs fined $75K and loses 25 owner points
    • Cody Ware goes out on a stretcher after a brutal hit
      • Team expects him to be clear to race Sunday at Talladega
  • Playoff Predictions
    • First 4 Out:
  • James: Dillon, Cindric, Suarez, Harvick
  • Eric: Briscoe, Bowman, Bell, Chastain
  • Next 4 Out:
    • James: Austin Cindric, Daniel Suarez, Christopher Bell, Ross Chastain
    • Eric: Daniel Suarez, Ryan Blaney, Chase Briscoe, Alex Bowman
  • Xfinity Series: Andy’s Frozen Custard 300
    • Noah Gragson wins fourth in a row tying Sam Ard’s record. 

News

Picks Talladega

  • Truck Series: Chevy Silverado 250
    • James: Zane Smith
    • Eric: Kaz Grala
  • Xfinity Series: Sparks 300
    • James: Austin Hill
    • Eric: Ryan Sieg
  • Cup Series: Yellawood 500
    • James: Denny Hamlin
    • Eric: Brad Keselowski

Fantasy League

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

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Podcast #254 — Christopher Buescher wins big at Bristol

Show notes:

  • Cup Series: Bass Pro Shops Night Race
    • Chris Buescher becomes the 19th different winner of the season
    • Lots of mechanical failures and tire failures
    • Brad K. doesn’t get a caution, but Christopher Bell does for a flat tire
    • Kyle Busch blows second motor in three races. Eliminated
    • Kevin Harvick blows last pit stop to end chance at win and is eliminated
    • Tyler Reddick and Austin Dillon involved in Suarez wreck and eliminated
  • Playoff Predictions
    • First 4 Out:
  • James: Dillon, Cindric, Suarez, Harvick
  • Eric: Briscoe, Bowman, Bell, Chastain
  • Next 4 Out:
    • James: Austin Cindric, Daniel Suarez, Christopher Bell, Ross Chastain
    • Eric: Daniel Suarez, Ryan Blaney, Chase Briscoe, Alex Bowman
  • Xfinity Series: Food City 300
    • Noah Gragson wins third in a row and pukes. 
    • Brandon Jones finishes second, doesn’t take a run at Noah, but says it has nothing to do with signing to drive the 9 car next year
  • Truck Series: UNOH 200
    • Ty Majeski gets the win
    • Chandler Smith plays the points game and dominates first half before having to pit and losing due to no tire falloff. 

News

Picks Texas

  • Xfinity Series: Andy’s Frozen Custard 300
    • James: Noah Gragson
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
  • Cup Series: Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500
    • James: Martin Truex Jr. 
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin

Fantasy League

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

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Podcast #253 — Kyle Busch signs with Richard Childress Racing


Show notes:

Happy KFB Day! The moment we’ve been waiting months for.

-Kyle Busch announces he will drive the #8 for RCR in 2023

-Says he expects KBM to field chevys next season. How many depends on a lot of things

-Brexton has an option for a future contract with RCR too

-Richard says Tyler Reddick still under contract and will drive a third chartered car. 

-Not ready to talk about where that charter is coming from. 

-Multi-year deal with Kyle

-Sounds like Austin Dillon played a role in getting it done too. 

  • Cup Series: Hollywood Casino 400
    • Bubba Freaking Wallace gets it done. Shhhh!
    • Playoff drivers struggle again:
      • Harvick is in a must win
      • Reddick blows a tire and gets pissy
      • KFB spins and damages his car
  • Xfinity Series: Kansas Lottery 300
    • Noah Gragson wins a rained shortened event for win number 5 on the season
  • Truck Series: Kansas Lottery 200
    • Carson gambles and comes up one lap short. Is eliminated.
    • John Hunter gets a much-needed win

News

  • North Wilkesboro will host the 2023 All-Star Race
  • Jeremy Clements has won his appeal, meaning he’s in the playoffs. 
  • Schedule coming tomorrow

With KFB decided, what comes next?

Picks Bristol

  • Truck Series: UNOH 200
    • Eric: Chandler Smith
    • James: Carson Hocevar
  • Xfinity Series: Food City 300
    • Eric: Justin Algaier
    • James: Ty Gibbs
  • Cup Series: Bass Pro Shops Night Race
    • Eric: Joey Logano
    • James: Kyle Busch

Fantasy League

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
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Podcast #252 — That Jones boy tames Darlington

  • Cup Series: Cookout Southern 500
    • Erik Jones puts the 43 back in Victory Lane
    • Playoff drivers STRUGGLE
      • Chase Elliott wrecks and finishes last, only earns one point
        • Takes Chase Briscoe with him in the crash after Briscoe struggled on the opening run. Finishes 27th
      • Kevin Harvick finishes 33rd after catching on fire
      • Kyle Busch blows up while leading with 20 to go and finishes 30th
      • Ross Chastain has an issue with the drive pins, finishes 20th
      • Daniel Suarez has to do a passthrough at the start of the race because it took three attempts to get through inspection. Has a run in with Christopher Bell during the race. Says he’ll get Bell back. Finishes 18th after speeding on pit road late
      • Kyle Larson has some sort of engine/electrical issue that fixes itself. He spins, but still comes back to finish 12th.
      • William Byron also had a possible motor issue that went away.
    • Martin Truex Jr. has a belt issue while leading, taking him out of the race. 
    • Audio (1:58): Jones on being able to win the Southern 500 twice
    • Audio (1:01): Jones, did you find it interesting to be racing JGR cars at the end?
    • Audio (0:54): Denny Hamlin on Jones and the last run
    • Audio (1:19): Tyler Reddick (third place) 
    • Audio (0:35): Joey Logano (fourth place)
    • Audio (0:33): Christopher Bell (fifth place)
  • Xfinity Series: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200
    • Noah Gragson comes out on top after a wild battle between Sheldon Creed and Kyle Larson on the last lap

News

Kyle Busch Contract Watch

  • Kyle Busch says an announcement is coming SOON.

Picks Kansas

  • Truck Series: Kansas Lottery 200
    • Eric: Carson Hocevar
    • James: Zane Smith
  • Xfinity Series: Kansas Lottery 300
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
  • Cup Series: Hollywood Casino 400
    • Eric: Kyle Busch
    • James: Bubba Wallace

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: David Starr for inviting us in his hauler at Darlington
  • 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:

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Podcast #251 — Austin Dillon rains on Truex Jr.’s parade at Daytona

  • Cup Series: Coke Zero Sugar 400
    • There was rain. Then more rain. We raced on Sunday and the story was rain.
    • Austin Dillion wins to advance
    • Blaney has issues but survives and Truex fades. Misses cut by 3.
      • Saw a lot of people online saying this is the reason the current format is bad
  • Xfinity Series: Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola
    • Lots of rain and Jeremy Clements wins!

It’s Playoff Time:

News

  • Kurt Busch backs out of the playoffsDill
  • UPDATE: Aric Almirola decides not to retire, and will return in 2023
  • Craftsman is back

Kyle Busch Contract Watch

  • Kyle tells the media I have an announcement, I have no announcement.
  • David Wison (Toyota Racing President) says losing Kyle would be catastrophic. Says he does not want to face a pissed off KFB. 

First 4 Out:

  • James: Dillon, Cindric, Suarez, Harvick
  • Eric: Briscoe, Bowman, Bell, Chastain

Picks Darlington

  • Xfinity Series: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200
    • Eric: Justin Allgaier
    • James: Noah Gragson
  • Cup Series: Cookout Southern 500
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • James: William Byron

Fantasy League

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
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Podcast #250 — Larson Chastains Elliott for Watkins Glen win

Show notes:

  • Cup Series: Go Bowling at the Glen
    • Chase gets roughed up by Larson
      • Clinched the regular season title
    • Any issue with Larson’s drive?
    • Kimi showed out for a while before getting Chastained 
    • First time racing in the rain in the next-gen car
      • NASCAR takes its time starting the race to avoid another COTA. 
      • Was this the best-case scenario? We got rain racing without the idiocy. 
  • Xfinity Series: NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Watkins Glen
    • Larson gets first win of the weekend after Gibbs and Byron have issues.

Playoff Picture It’s down to one spot:

News

Kyle Busch Contract Watch

  • Kyle tells the media “things will be different than they have been the last 15 years.”
    • Many take that to mean he’s definitely leaving JGR. 

Picks Daytona

  • Xfinity Series: Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola
    • Eric: Noah Gragson
    • James: Austin Hill
  • Cup Series: Coke Zero Sugar 400
    • Eric: Bubba Wallace
    • James: Brad Keselowski

Fantasy League

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:

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Podcast #249 — Harvick goes from winless to back-to-back wins

Show notes:

Review Rick

  • Cup Series: Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation
    • Kevin Harvick wins two in a row
      • His 60th win ties him on the all time wins list with Kyle Busch
    • Logano leads 222 laps but finishes sixth. 
    • Truex loses points to Blaney
    • Kyle Busch gets “Chastained.”
  • Camping World Series: Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation
    • Chandler Smith dominates

Playoff Picture:

News

Picks Watkins Glen

  • Xfinity Series: NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Watkins Glen
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
    • Derek: Kyle Larson – Justin Allgaier
  • Cup Series: Go Bowling at the Glen
    • James: Chase Elliott
    • Eric: Tyler Reddick
    • Derek: Kyle Larson

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: Berlin Raceway yet again
  • Derek: Michigan International Speedway

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • Derek: 

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 #248 — Harvick ends 65-race winless streak with Michigan win

Show notes:

Review Michigan

  • Cup Series: FireKeepers Casino 400
    • Kevin Harvick breaks a 65-race winless streak and earns a playoff spot
    • Dustin Long from NBC asked Harvick about his mental toughness and how he is able to maintain that through a long winless streak
      • Audio (1:43): Harvick Replacing Earnhardt
      • Audio (1:01): Harvick Playoff Prep
    • Audio (0:51): Joey Logano Postrace
    • Denny Hamlin had probably the strongest car on the day, but a couple penalties on pit road put him in the back and he never got a caution to make that time up. He was asked postrace whether the mistakes his team has made this season are troubling. 
      • Audio (0:58): Denny Hamlin Postrace
    • Bubba Wallace finished second. After the race he took a long time to get out of the car, and when he finally did he took off his helmet and knelt next to the car with his head down and stayed there until crew chief Bootie Barker came over and had a few words with him. Afterward, Bubba was asked why he was so emotional
      • Audio (1:35): Bubba Wallace Postrace
    • Bell and Chastain get together to cause late caution.
  • Xfinity Series: New Holland 250
    • Ty Gibbs gets another Xfinity Series win
    • Race mostly dominated by Gibbs and Gragson, and to a lesser extent Allgaier

Playoff Picture:

News

  • Tony Stewart launching NFTs
  • Petty GMS to announce driver of the 42 Wednesday

Picks Richmond

  • Truck Series: Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation
    • James: John Hunter Nemechek
    • Eric: Chandler Smith
  • Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400
    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
    • Berlin Raceway this Wednesday is the Battle at Berlin 250. I’ll be out there. William Byron won the Money In the Bank 150 earlier this year, and he’ll be back out there for this one. I asked him about racing at Berlin during his media availability Saturday at MIS. 
      • Audio (1:05): Byron on Berlin
    • Claire B. Lang
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
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246 — Reddick wins at Bowman Gray, er, Indianapolis

Show notes:

Review Indy

  • Cup Series: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
  • Truck Series: TSport 200 Presented by Crescent Tools at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
    • Grant Enfinger locks into the second round
    • John Hunter driving like a moron, wrecks Taylor Gray while leading late
    • IRP is awesome
  • Xfinity Series: Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard
    • AJ wins his 9th Road Course race. 

Playoff Picture:

News

Picks Michigan

  • Xfinity Series: New Holland 250
    • Eric: Josh Berry
    • James: Austin Hill
  • Cup Series: FireKeepers Casino 400
    • Eric: Erik Jones
    • James: Tyler Reddick

Fantasy League

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:

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