-Dale Jr. to retire at end of 2017 season
-(Audio Clip :37) Junior says the hardest part of his retirement announcement was telling Rick Hendrick.
-What does this mean for NASCAR?
-(Audio Clip 2:02) Junior says plenty of young talent there in his absence.
-(Audio Clip 1:40) Junior: What would his dad think?
-Who will take his place at Hendrick?
-What will Jr’s role be going forward?
-Jimmie does it again
-Biggest winners on the day?
-Biggest losers on the day?
-(Audio Clip 1:09) Larson gives it away on a speeding penalty.
-Is Bristol back?
-Overall reaction to the race?
-Cool thing: (Audio Clip :56) Chris Buescher helps flooded campers at Bristol
Preview: Toyota Owners 400 @ Richmond International Raceway
-Who will be at the top?
-James: Joey Logano
-Eric: Kevin Harvick
Episode 7 Show Notes:
Charlotte changes from Saturday to Sunday in fall: http://www.espn.com/jayski/cup/2017/story/_/id/19201580/daylight-racing-returns-charlotte-oct-8
Kenseth plans to race full time in 2018: http://www.espn.com/jayski/cup/2017/story/_/id/19201964/kenseth-hopes-race-full-2018
Should there be off weekends in NASCAR?
Nascar has full classic races on it’s mobile app!
New Rain Scheduling: http://www.espn.com/jayski/cup/2017/story/_/id/19137119/new-nascar-policy-allows-earlier-race-starts
-Who is the greatest NASCAR driver of all time?
-NASCAR announces 20 nominees for the Hall of Fame Class of 2018: http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/gallery/check-out-the-20-nominees-for-the-nascar-hall-of-fame-class-of-2018-030817
- Davey Allison – New nominee
- Buddy Baker
- Red Byron
- Ray Evernham
- Red Farmer
- Ray Fox
- Joe Gibbs – New nominee
- Ron Hornaday
- Harry Hyde
- Alan Kulwicki
- Bobby Labonte – New nominee
- Hershel McGriff
- Roger Penske
- Larry Phillips
- Jack Roush
- Ken Squier
- Mike Stefanik
- Ricky Rudd
- Waddell Wilson
- Robert Yates
-Name your five
Preview: Food City 500 @ Bristol Motor Speedway
-Weather could be a factor this weekend: http://www.espn.com/jayski/cup/2017/story/_/id/19202508/weather-issue-bristol-weekend
– Track surface will be treated again prior to the race
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Episode 6 Show Notes:
-Jimmie Johnson wins.
-Obviously we can’t count them out
-Gluck made a great point — stop doing this. NEVER should we count them out until they retire.
-Last week Eric asked if we there was any concern. New question: Is Jimmie now the favorite?
-How was the race?
-Did the repave become a typical repave race, or did the work they did hold up?
-Repave used Lime for aging? https://twitter.com/Noble_Jim/status/850334280131776512
-AUDIO (1:26): O’Donnell Applauds Texas on repave
-Big losers on the day:
-Winners on the day:
-Larson with another second
-AUDIO (0:59): Question to Larson – could he have caught Jimmie at the end?
-Audio (0:27): Johnson needed to go to care center after race
-Exhausted – Not an Athlete?
-Jr – Upset at team Penske for hard shiting and swerving after race
-Cautions too long between stages: Should yellow flag laps count?
-AUDIO: O’Donnell (0:25): NASCAR considering options in stage caution laps
-Qualifying: Why can’t NASCAR figure this out?
-Do we even need qualifying anymore?
-New All-Star Format
-Soft vs Regular Tires
Episode 5 Show Notes:
-Keselowski gets the win.
-Ford’s first win since 02 at Martinsville
-Brad’s first win there
-First repeat winner of 2017
-Is he a contender, and did we ever doubt he would be?
-Big losers on the day
-Larson loses ground in championship. Does it matter? Still leads
-Kyle gets second
AUDIO: Kyle not happy with second-place finish.
-Big winners on the day
-Fox and Danica Patrick
-How many times did they say how well she was doing?
– How an a 20th place driver, at best, have feuds?
-Overall race, good or bad?
-How are there not more people there?
-Stage racing – did it matter?
-Short Track Racing! It’s so great.
-AUDIO: Steve O’Donnell happy with stage racing at Martinsville
-Denny Hamlin parks his Daytona 500 winning car in his living room
-Lapped cars — should they move over for the leader? Should they bump the leader out of the way?
-Overall competition. Is this the most competitive the sport has been?
-AUDIO: Steve O’Donnell says more drivers have a chance to win.
Preview: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 @ Texas Motor Speedway
-Who will be at the top?
– New Configuration – Does it matter?
-1-2 now 20 degrees in banking from 24 and 80 feet wide from 60