Podcast Episode #36 — Kyle Larson is Eliminated

    • Recap of the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway
      • Conversation
      • Larson bows out

 

  • Audio (1:03): Truex responds when asked if he has relief about not having to race Larson at Homestead for the championship

 

      • Surprises from the Round of 12
      • Truex continues his dominance.
        • Most wins ever on 1.5 mile tracks in a season
          • 6 of 7 wins are on 1.5s
          • Average finish is under 3.0. Second all time to B. Labonte 2.4
          • 14 career wins/7 this year
      • Big Wreck for Erik Jones/Kenseth penalty
        • What do we think about NASCAR’s ruling on the 20?
      • Martin Tried restart penalty
        • Good call?
        • Should Harvick have been penalized too?

 

  • Audio (:49): Steve O’Donnell talks about the penalty

 

    • Johnson survives the spins and the crash clock
  • Winners/Losers
    • Eric – NBC
  • Other News:
    • Bubba Wallace to the 43

 

  • Audio (:45): Bubba talks about what it means to him

 

  • Preview the First Data 500 at Martinsville
    • Eric’s Pick: Kyle Busch
    • Eric’s Dark Horse: Erik Jones
    • James’ Pick: Brad Keselowski
    • James’ Dark Horse: Chris Buescher
  • Shoutouts

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud
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SuperSpeedway Fantasy League Week 7

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Fantasy League Standings after Kansas

Just four races remain before we crown a NASCAR Champion and a Fantasy League Champion. Kyle Larson is out but Eric and James battle on.

For the first time since New Hampshire, Eric was able to score more points than James. After this week, it’s virtually deadlocked at 1,398 (James) and 1,394 (Eric).

James’ team was wounded badly following the mechanical issues of Larson. He was aided by the strong runs of Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott.

Eric’s team was dominant when it came to the stages. Martin Truex, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney all put up huge numbers – each driver over 40 points. The damage could have been worse if not for the Erik Jones accident that crippled the bottom of Eric’s roster.

RULES

  • Eric and James each picked 8 playoff drivers, draft style.
  • The total points earned by a driver throughout the playoffs will contribute to the team’s total.
  • Most points earned wins.

ERIC’S TEAM (1,394 TOTAL POINTS/230 FOR THE RACE)

43 Martin Truex Jr.
43 Kyle Busch
50 Denny Hamlin
44 Ryan Blaney
4 Ryan Newman
23 Austin Dillon
10 Matt Kenseth
13 Jamie McMurray

JAMES’ TEAM (1,398 TOTAL POINTS/ 215 RACE TOTAL)

1 Kyle Larson
32 Brad Keselowski
32 Jimmie Johnson
47 Kevin Harvick
8 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
39 Chase Elliott
35 Kurt Busch
22 Kasey Kahne

Bracket Challenge

Eric and James each filled out a bracket for all 10 races. We are also joined by our follower/friend of the podcast, Todd Henry.

After the round of 16 all three players are tied. Points will resume after the Round of 12 is complete.

Round of 12 highlights

James, Eric and Todd all had Larson as the champion. With Larson out there will be no champion points awarded. It comes down to the final four drivers. The only difference is Eric with Jimmie Johnson making it to Homestead.

RULES

  • Each correct pick is worth 10 points per round for the first three rounds.
  • Each correct Homestead Pick is worth 15 points.
  • Pick the Champion and you get 20 points.
  • Most points win.

ERIC’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (170 POINTS AFTER ROUND OF 12)

Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Jimmie Johnson

JAMES’ CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (170 POINTS AFTER ROUND OF 12)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick

TODD’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (170 POINTS AFTER ROUND OF 12)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick

Podcast #35 — Brad Keselowski Wins Talladega Derby

    • Recap of the Alabama 500 at Talladega
      • Keselowski (and 14 others) survive the Dega Derby

 

  • Audio: (1:09) Brad talks about how he got the win.

 

        • Is Brad the best plate racer of his generation
      • Fords dominate the plate tracks in 2017. Sweep all four races with three different teams

 

  • Audio (1:19) Brad talks about why Fords are so good at restrictor plate tracks

 

      • Dale Jr. sticks around until the finish
        • Says he was glad to leave the race behind in good health.

 

  • Audio (1:29): Gluck asks him if there’s any sense of relief after leaving healthy?

 

      • The wrecks
        • What stood out to us in this exciting race
      • Should Talladega (or any plate race) be in the playoffs?

 

  • Audio (1:16): Harvick says it shouldn’t be in the playoffs

 

    • Kyle Busch in trouble
      • Points – It’s down to 4 drivers to make the cut
        • 7. Blaney +9
        • 8. Johnson + 7
        • 9. Busch – 7
        • 10 Kenseth – 8
  • Winners/Losers
    • Other News:

 

  • Audio (1:22) Kligerman and his crew chief defend aggressive driving.

 

    • Roval Tire Test
  • Preview the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas
    • Eric’s Pick: Kyle Busch
    • Eric’s Dark Horse: Jamie McMurray
    • James’ Pick: Jimmie Johnson
    • James’ Dark Horse: Danica Patrick
  • Shoutouts

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

SuperSpeedway Fantasy League Week 6

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Fantasy League Standings after Talladega

Five down, five to go in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. We knew going in that this race would be a mess and it was. But after 4 weeks of scrambling, James’ team has recaptured the points lead 1,183 – 1,164

James’ team survived better than Eric’s thanks to Brad Keselowski’s win and Stage win.

Eric’s team was really hurt by Jamie McMurray’s finish and one point earned. Stage points helped the bleeding for Eric’s team.

RULES

  • Eric and James each picked 8 playoff drivers, draft style.
  • The total points earned by a driver throughout the playoffs will contribute to the team’s total.
  • Most points earned wins.

ERIC’S TEAM (1,164 TOTAL POINTS/167 FOR THE RACE)

14 Martin Truex Jr.
12 Kyle Busch
32 Denny Hamlin
37 Ryan Blaney
35 Ryan Newman
13 Austin Dillon
23 Matt Kenseth
1 Jamie McMurray

JAMES’ TEAM (1,183 TOTAL POINTS/ 223 RACE TOTAL)

24 Kyle Larson
59 Brad Keselowski
23 Jimmie Johnson
20 Kevin Harvick
18 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
28 Chase Elliott
21 Kurt Busch
30 Kasey Kahne

Bracket Challenge

Eric and James each filled out a bracket for all 10 races. We are also joined by our follower/friend of the podcast, Todd Henry.

After the round of 16 all three players are tied. Points will resume after the Round of 12 is complete.

Round of 16 highlights

No player picked Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to advance to the Round of 12.

Eric had Ryan Newman moving on.

James and Todd each picked Kurt Bush to advance. James also has Bush advancing to the Round of 8.

RULES

  • Each correct pick is worth 10 points per round for the first three rounds.
  • Each correct Homestead Pick is worth 15 points.
  • Pick the Champion and you get 20 points.
  • Most points win.

ERIC’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 POINTS AFTER ROUND OF 16)

Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Jimmie Johnson

JAMES’ CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 POINTS AFTER ROUND OF 16)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick

TODD’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 POINTS AFTER ROUND OF 16)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick

Podcast #34 — Kyle Busch’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

  • Recap of the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte
    • Truex Pulls through
    • Kyle Busch’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
    • NASCAR’s follies
      • Aluminum steps left out for NBC run
      • Bad application of PJ1
      • Black flag sign falls off flag stand in Xfinity race
      • Jimmie Johnson’s legal/illegal pit stop
        • (AUDIO :26) Scott Miller, VP of Competition explains the Jimmie Johnson call
  • Winners/Losers
  • Other News:
    • Alex Bowman wins the Xfinity race
      • Eric’s rant about Cup drivers in the Xfinity Series
    • Wildfires get close to Sonoma
    • Sunday is Dale Jr. Day in Alabama
    • Brad Keselowski will run a special scheme like his US Navy car he drove in the Xfinity series this weekend

Preview the Alabama 500 at Talladega

  • Eric’s Pick: Brad Keselowski
  • Eric’s Dark Horse: Austin Dillon
  • James’ Pick: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  • James’ Dark Horse: Michael McDowell

Close show

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

 

SuperSpeedway Fantasy League Week 5

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Fantasy League Standings after Charlotte

We are four weeks into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. James’ team has now scored the most points in three of those races. However, Eric’s team still leads the standings 997-960. Weekly wins don’t matter here. It’s all about the points.

James’ team was boosted by Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson. Elliott has been the big surprise for this team. Gobbling up points every week.

Eric’s team was really hurt by the issues of Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman. They scored the least amount of points of every driver in the pool (Alone with Kurt Busch).

Anything can happen this week as we head to Talladega! We should see some crazy points totals in our next update.

RULES

  • Eric and James each picked 8 playoff drivers, draft style.
  • The total points earned by a driver throughout the playoffs will contribute to the team’s total.
  • Most points earned wins.

ERIC’S TEAM (997 TOTAL POINTS/236 FOR THE RACE)

47 Martin Truex Jr.
14 Kyle Busch
43 Denny Hamlin
31 Ryan Blaney
1 Ryan Newman
21 Austin Dillon
38 Matt Kenseth
41 Jamie McMurray

JAMES’ TEAM (960 TOTAL POINTS/ 268 RACE TOTAL)

38 Kyle Larson
22 Brad Keselowski
34 Jimmie Johnson
54 Kevin Harvick
24 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
54 Chase Elliott
14 Kurt Busch
28 Kasey Kahne

Bracket Challenge

Eric and James each filled out a bracket for all 10 races. We are also joined by our follower/friend of the podcast, Todd Henry.

After the round of 16 all three players are tied. Points will resume after the Round of 12 is complete.

Round of 16 highlights

No player picked Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to advance to the Round of 12.

Eric had Ryan Newman moving on.

James and Todd each picked Kurt Bush to advance. James also has Bush advancing to the Round of 8.

RULES

  • Each correct pick is worth 10 points per round for the first three rounds.
  • Each correct Homestead Pick is worth 15 points.
  • Pick the Champion and you get 20 points.
  • Most points win.

ERIC’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 POINTS AFTER ROUND OF 16)

Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Jimmie Johnson

JAMES’ CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 POINTS AFTER ROUND OF 16)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick

TODD’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 POINTS AFTER ROUND OF 16)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick

SuperSpeedway Podcast Episode #33: Kyle Busch Ruins Chase Elliott’s Day

Show notes:

Welcome to Episode 33 of the SuperSpeedway Podcast, recorded Thursday, October 5, 2017. I am your host Eric Young, and I’m joined by my co-host, James Kuch.

  • Recap of the Apache Warrior 400 at Dover
    • Kyle Busch ruins Chase’s day
    • Newman, Dillon, Kahne and Kurt Busch all fall out.
      • Any surprises?
      • Disappointment for Kurt Busch. Does this seal his fate for next season?
    • Gordon/Newman confrontation

Winners/Losers

  • Preview the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte
    • Eric’s Pick: Kyle Busch
    • Eric’s Dark Horse: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    • James’ Pick: Martin Truex Jr.
    • James’ Dark Horse: Daniel Suarez

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

SuperSpeedway Fantasy League Week 4

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Fantasy League Standings after Dover

Before I update the fantasy league standings this week, I wanted to pay my respects to Hall of Famer, Robert Yates. Yates passed away this week after a battle with cancer. He was the car owner to my favorite driver as a kid, Ernie Irvan. Yates’ 28 car left quite an impression on me as a young fan. Thank you, Robert, for helping build me up as a fan of NASCAR. I’m forever grateful.

For the second time in three races, James’ Team scored more points than Eric’s. The big difference is still the fallout from New Hampshire. An interesting nugget from this week – Eric had the top two divers in total points earned (Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.) but James had four drivers go over the 40 point mark.

Eric continues to lead the standings, 761 – 692.

RULES

  • Eric and James each picked 8 playoff drivers, draft style.
  • The total points earned by a driver throughout the playoffs will contribute to the team’s total.
  • Most points earned wins.

ERIC’S TEAM (761 TOTAL POINTS/229 FOR THE RACE)

50 Martin Truex Jr.
56 Kyle Busch
8 Denny Hamlin
14 Ryan Blaney
24 Ryan Newman
21 Austin Dillon
26 Matt Kenseth
30 Jamie McMurray

JAMES’ TEAM (692 TOTAL POINTS/262 RACE TOTAL)

47 Kyle Larson
40 Brad Keselowski
40 Jimmie Johnson
23 Kevin Harvick
25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47 Chase Elliott
17 Kurt Busch
23 Kasey Kahne

Bracket Challenge

Eric and James each filled out a bracket for all 10 races. We are also joined by our follower/friend of the podcast, Todd Henry.

After the round of 16 all three players are tied. Points will resume after the Round of 12 is complete.

Round of 16 highlights

No player picked Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to advance to the Round of 12.

Eric had Ryan Newman moving on.

James and Todd each picked Kurt Bush to advance. James also has Bush advancing to the Round of 8.

RULES

  • Each correct pick is worth 10 points per round for the first three rounds.
  • Each correct Homestead Pick is worth 15 points.
  • Pick the Champion and you get 20 points.
  • Most points win.

ERIC’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 points after Round of 16)

Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Jimmie Johnson

JAMES’ CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 points after Round of 16)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick

TODD’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 points after Round of 16)

Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick