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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Podcast #71 — This is the best era in NASCAR

Show notes:

Recap: Gander Outdoors 400 from Pocono Raceway

  • Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick continue trading shots at the top.
  • Bubba’s hard hit

Do We Care?

  • 13 cars failed post-qualifying inspection at Pocono, including the two fastest cars.

News Items:

Preview: Go Bowling at the Glen from Watkins Glen International Raceway

  • Picks
    • James: Joey Logano
    • Eric: Brad Keselowski
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: Kasey Kahne
    • James: Aric Almirola
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway 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

 

Click the link to view and download the following NASCAR National Series News & Notes on NASCARMedia.com

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: GoBowling at The Glen

The Place: Watkins Glen International

The Date: Sunday, August 5

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: NBC, 3 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 220.5 miles (90 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 20),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 40), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 90)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Zippo 200

The Place: Watkins Glen International

The Date: Saturday, August 4

The Time: 3 p.m. ET

TV: NBC, 2:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 200.9 miles (82 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 20),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 40), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 82)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Next Race: Corrigan Oil 200

The Place: Michigan International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, August 11

The Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 12:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 200 miles (100 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 100)