Podcast #72 — Chase Elliott gets his first Cup win

Show notes:

Recap: Go Bowling at the Glen

  • Chase Elliott gets his first win
    • Outduels the defending champ in MTJ
    • 250th win for Hendrick
    • Wins in his 99th attempt (same as Kyle Larson)
    • Wins after eight second-place finishes (same as his dad)
  • Kyle Busch falters with strongest car
    • Battles back to finish THIRD without the help of a caution
  • Dinger Disappoints
  • Logano finishes last
  • Xfinity cars race in the rain
    • Logano wins Saturday
    • Dinger messes up again
  • NBC does it’s radio-style (around the horn) broadcast again this year.
    • NBC New camera Angles
    • Problems — didn’t do a good job of showing comebacks by Dinger Saturday, KB Sunday.

News Items:

  • Brian France
    • Two hours after its most popular driver wins his first Cup race, NASCAR’s CEO and Chairman Brian France is arrested in the Hamptons and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance according to a Sag Harbor Village Police Department news release
    • NASCAR announces Tuesday that Brian France has decided to take an indefinite leave of absence from his role as chairman and CEO of NASCAR.
    • Jim France, son of Bill France Sr., has stepped into the role of CEO and Chairman.
      • France has served as vice chairman of the board of directors and executive vice president of NASCAR and previously as the CEO of ISC
      • Brian France Statement: “I apologize to our fans, our industry and my family for the impact of my actions last night,” said France in a prepared statement released by NASCAR. “Effective immediately, I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from my position to focus on my personal affairs.”
      • https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cup/news/brian-france-i-will-be-taking-a-leave-of-absence/3155072/

Do We Care?

  • Xfinity Series raced in the rain Saturday. Do we care about rain racing?

Preview: Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway

  • Eric will be there
    • Upcoming stuff for the podcast
      • James is taking next week off. Hoping to have Aaron Bearden on to co-host after the race
      • Planning to interview @TheOrangeCone during the weekend for a future podcast.
  • Picks
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
    • James: Clint Bowyer

Dark Horse

    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Ryan Newman
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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