Podcast #79 — Brad Keselowski onto Round of 12

Show notes:

Recap: South Point Hotel and Casino 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Brad Keselowski gets the win
    • It’s his third win in a row
    • 500th Win for Team Penske
    • Is he solidly the fourth in the “big three?”
  • Bad day to be a playoff driver
    • Kevin Harvick crashes, takes Erik Jones with him.
      • Harvick finishes 39th, Jones 40th
    • Jamie McMurray crashes, takes Chase Elliott with him
      • Elliott finishes 36th
    • Denny Hamlin spins and wrecks in the grass
      • Finishes 32nd
    • Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman, all in crashes.
    • Kyle Busch had a spin
      • Recovers for a seventh-place finish
  • What in the world happened in Las Vegas?
  • What did we learn here that we should take with us the rest of the way into the playoffs?
  • It was hot. Not good for the fans. But is that what made the racing good?
  • Points
    • Aric Almirola +12
    • Austin Dillon +9
    • Clint Bowyer +7
    • Alex Bowman +6
    • Jimmie Johnson -6
    • Chase Elliott -9
    • Erik Jones -19
    • Denny Hamlin -20

News Items:

Preview: Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond Raceway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • James: Kyle Larson

Dark Horse

    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Daniel Suarez
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

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 #78 — The Playoff Grid is Set

Show notes:

Recap: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

  • Brad Keselowski wins

Xfinity race:

  • Review of the aero package?

News Items:

  • After we recorded last week it was announced Kasey Kahne would not run at Indy due to symptoms of exhaustion after Darlington.
    • He’ll be out three more races
    • Regan Smith is driving the car
  • Jamie McMurray will not be back at Ganasi next year
  • Trevor Bayne will not return to Roush next season
  • Matt D. not returning to GoFas racing

Do We Care?

  • NASCAR running driver logos and hashtags on the playoff contender cars during the playoffs

Brackets

Preview: South Point Hotel and Casino 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Austin Dillon
    • James: Alex Bowman
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

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

Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/thesuperspeedway

Podcast #77 — Furniture Row Racing closing up shop

Show notes:

Recap:

  • Southern 500
    • Brad gets the job done!
      • What, if anything, does this mean for his title hopes?
    • Larson appears to let another great run get away.
    • The Bowyer wreck.
    • How great is throwback weekend?
  • Xfinity
    • Let’s chat about that Harvick/Chastain crash for a minute.

News Items:

Preview: Brickyard 400

  • Picks
    • James: Kyle Busch
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: Ricky Stenhouse
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

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

Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/thesuperspeedway