Podcast #50 — Kevin Havick Wins Again With a Black Eye

Show Notes:

Recap the Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

  • Kevin Harvick Dominates for a second week in a row.
  • Another boring race?
  • Fords still looking pretty good
  • Jimmie Johnson gets his best finish of the year — 12th
    • Asked last week, is this cause for concern?
  • The Penalty:
    • Infraction Date: 3/4/2018 (post-race inspection)
      • Team: #4–Kevin Harvick
      • Violation: Sections 20.4.8.1 Rear Window Support and Structure b. & c.; 20.4.18 Rocker Panel Extensions .b
      • Note: Rear Window Support Braces must keep the rear window glass rigid in all directions at all times. The Right Side Rocker Panel Extension did not meet NASCAR rule specifications, extension was not aluminum.
      • Penalty: Crew chief (Rodney Childers) has been fined $50,000. Car chief (Robert Smith) has been suspended from the next two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Points Events. Team has been assessed with the loss of 20 driver points and 20 owner points
      • Lost all seven playoff points he earned at the race
    • Should the win have been taken away?
    • Was this intentional?
    • Why can’t NASCAR do this at the track? Why is it Wednesday night before the penalty is announced?

News Items:

Preview: the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway

  • Expectations?
  • Picks
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
    • James: Kevin Harvick
  • Dark Horse:
    • James: Daniel Suarez
    • Eric: Aric Almirola
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @TSuperSpeedway 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

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: TicketGuardian 500

The Place: ISM Raceway (Phoenix)

The Date: Sunday, March 11

The Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

TV: FOX, 3 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 312 miles (312 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 75),

Stage 2 (Ends on lap 150), Final Stage (Ends on lap 312)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: DC Solar 200

The Place: ISM Raceway (Phoenix)

The Date: Saturday, March 10

The Time: 4 p.m. ET

TV: FOX, 3:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 200 miles (200 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 45),

Stage 2 (Ends on lap 90), Final Stage (Ends on lap 200)

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