Podcast #101 — The 2020 NASCAR schedule is here

Show notes:

Recap: STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Do We Care?

News Items:

  • Qualifying format changes for Texas
    • Vehicles not immediately making a qualifying attempt will be staged in a track-specific area designated by NASCAR.
    • Once a vehicle leaves that area, it must continue directly onto the track. It cannot stop at the end of pit road and wait.
    • Any driver that does not take a lap in any of the qualifying rounds will have all previously posted times in the session disallowed.
    • Any driver who blocks pit road will be penalized.
    • https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2019/03/25/nascar-qualifying-changes-updates-penalty-texas/

Preview: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

  • Triple header weekend – Trucks, Xfinity and Cup
  • Picks
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr.
    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    • Eric: Alex Bowman
  • Shoutouts if any

Fantasy League Update

Close show

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

For more of the podcast:

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

The Place: Texas Motor Speedway

The Date: Sunday, March 31

The Time: 3 p.m. ET

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

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 501 miles (334 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 85),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 170), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 334)

2018 Winner: Kyle Busch

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: My Bariatric Solutions 300

The Place: Texas Motor Speedway

The Date: Saturday, March 30

The Time: 1 p.m. ET

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

Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance:  300 miles (200 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 45),

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

2018 Winner: Ryan Blaney

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series

Next Race: Vankor 350

The Place: Texas Motor Speedway

The Date: Friday, March 29

The Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 9 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 220.5 miles (147 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 35),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 70), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 147)

2018 Winner: Justin Haley

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Podcast #100 — We get negative about NASCAR (sort of)

Show notes:

Quick reflection on 100 episodes

Recap: Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway

  • Kyle Busch gets his version of 200 wins
    • What does this feat mean for KB/NASCAR?
  • Winners/Losers
  • The Aero package seems to have failed the smell test
  • Qualifying madness

Do We Care?

News Items:

Preview: STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Denny Hamlin
    • Eric: Brad Keselowski
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: Matt DiBenedetto
    • James: Austin Dillon
  • Shoutouts if any

Fantasy League Update

Close show

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

For more of the podcast:

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: STP 500

The Place: Martinsville Speedway

The Date: Sunday, March 24

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

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

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 263 miles (500 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 130),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 260), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 500)

2018 Winner: Clint Bowyer

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: My Bariatric Solutions 300

The Place: Texas Motor Speedway

The Date: Saturday, March 30

The Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 1 p.m. ET

Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance:  300 miles (200 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 45),

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

2018 Winner: Ryan Blaney

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series

Next Race: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250

The Place: Martinsville Speedway

The Date: Saturday, March 23

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: FOX, 2 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 131.5 miles (250 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 70),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 140), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 250)

2018 Winner: John Hunter Nemechek

Podcast #99 — Kyle Busch makes it 199

Show notes:

Recap: TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway

  • Kyle Busch gets the sweep
  • Ryan Blaney comes up just short of a Penske three-race win streak
  • Harvick struggles with ninth-place finish. Not a factor all day.
  • Suarez and McDowell fight during qualifying
    • Proper fight etiquette — Do you keep the helmet on or take it off?

Do We Care?

  • Four races in, we’ve had zero major penalties

News Items:

Preview: Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Kyle Busch
    • James: Kyle Larson
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Daniel Suarez
    • Eric: William Byron
  • Shoutouts if any

Fantasy League Update

Close show

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

For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #98 — What did you think of our package?

Show notes:

Recap: Pennzoil 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Penske gets 2 in-a-row with Logano’s win
  • So what did we think about the race with the new rules package
    • What were the real expectations?
    • Where do we go from here?
  • Driver reactions were mixed
    • Logano loved the racing
      • “I thought the racing was awesome,” he said. “You’re side by side. There’s aggressive blocks and big moves and bumping and banging. That’s NASCAR, baby! I don’t really know what else to tell you.”
  • Pit Road Penalties

Do We Care?

  • 36 cars entered at ISM. Only Charter Cars.

News Items:

Preview:TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway

  • Picks
    • James: Kevin Harvick
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: Ryan Newman
  • Shoutouts if any

Fantasy League Update

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/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