Podcast # 43 — Reviewing Days of Thunder

Show notes:

  • Days of Thunder
    • Synopsis of film
    • What are our memories of watching.
      • First Time?
      • James: Music – Hans Zimmer
        • Award winning from so many places
          • Lion King
          • Gladiator
          • Dark Night
    • Fun Factoids
      • Hendrick supplied cars and they raced!
        • Greg Sacks at Phoenix at Darlington 1989
        • Bobby Hamilton and Tommy Ellis drove unscored in the 1990 Daytona 500
        • City Chevrolet was a real dealership in Charlotte
      • Cole Trickle is based on Tim Richmond while Rowdy Burns is Dale Earnhardt
      • Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello exists because of Days of Thunder
      • Video Games!
        • NES Version
        • 2011 360/PS3
    • What the film got right about NASCAR
    • What it got Wrong
    • Favorite Scenes
    • Actors
      • Who is at the apex?
      • Who is awful?
      • Who is your favorite character
    • Favorite Moments
    • Favorite car in the movie
  • Christmas Stories
  • Shoutouts if any

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:

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Podcast #42 — Our Top-5 Races of the 2017 Season

Show notes:

Intro: This week we are going to take a look at our top five races of 2017 (Not just NASCAR). At the end we are going to discuss a fun idea that we will be debuting soon.

  • Quick recap of the news of the week
    • Kurt Busch signs a 1-year extension with SHR
    • RPM partners with RCR. Will move shop to RCR campus. This isn’t a surprise, right?
    • Jamie McMurray says he hopes to race four more seasons.
      • Is John Hunter Nemechek coming for his seat?
      • Signs on for part-time schedule with Chip Ganassi’s 42 Xfinity Team
    • Chip says Danica won’t run the double with him after talks brakdown.
  • Eric’s Top 5 Races of the year
    • 1. First Data 500  Martinsville 2
      • Denny and Chase
      • Under the lights
      • Excellent racing throughout
    • 2. Can-Am 500 at Phoenix
      • Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin showdown
      • Kenseth chases Chase down, ruins his playoff hopes
      • Kenseth’s last win
    • 3. 2017 Rainguard Water Sealers 600 — Indycar
      • Indycar at Texas is amazing
      • Spectacular battles throughout. Daring racing. Three-wide. Super fast.
      • 23 lead changes
      • Even with mandatory cautions due to tire issues, racing was still great
      • Takumo Sato and Scott Dixon wreck at the end battling for second
    • 4. Brickyard 400
      • Carnage
      • Kasey Kahne gets the win
      • Great racing after the Truex/Busch crash. Became anybody’s race.
      • Best race at Indy in a LONG time
      • Important for this race to be successful
    • 5. Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
      • Can’t not have a restrictor plate race on the list.
      • End of the race came down to a bunch of mid-pack teams racing for the win due to the crashes.
      • Stenhouse wins again. Establishes his dominance on restrictor plate tracks
      • What’s better than restrictor plate racing at night?
  • Shoutouts if any

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

Podcast #41 — Post-Season Wrapup

Show notes:

  • Champions Week
    • Did we watch?
    • Is the banquet worth watching?
  • Most Popular Driver
    • Chase Briscoe in the Truck Series
    • Elliott Sadler in the Xfinity Series
    • Cup will be announced Thursday — any chance it’s not Jr.?
  • Rookie of the Year:
    • Erik Jones wins it
    • First driver to win in all three series
  • Bud Moore passes away
  • Nascar makes changes to pit crews for 2018
    • One less member over the wall for pit stops
    • Gas man can ONLY fuel the car
    • Other team members must be rostered and are limited
    • What we don’t know:
      • Suspensions: Will they be able to replace a team member if they are suspended, or is that a vacant spot on the roster?
      • Penalties: What will the penalty be if, say, the gas man kicks a tire to help it to the wall?
  • Other tidbits:
  • Kurt Busch says he absolutely expects to be back at SHR
  • Credit One Bank to be primary sponsor for Kyle Larson next season
  • Smoke is engaged
  • Dale Jr. named 2018 Daytona 500 grand marshal
  • Regan Smith joins Fox NASCAR crew as a pit reporter next season
  • Kyle Busch wins Snowball Derby
  • No word on Monster yet.
    • How did they do in their first year as a title sponsor?
    • What do you expect from a title sponsor?
  • Shoutouts if any

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