Podcast #105 — Talladega doesn’t disappoint

Show notes:

Recap: Geico 500 from Talladega SuperSpeedway

  • Chase Elliott wins on his “home” track
    • Elliott’s fourth victory in 123 Cup starts
  • Kyle Larson’s wild ride
  • Austin Dillon Penalized
    • Violation: Deck lid must be used as supplied from the manufacturer. Body filler added to the deck lid.
    • Penalty:
      • Crew Chief Danny Stockman fined $25,000.
      • Car Chief Gregory Ebert suspended from the next Cup Series points race
      • Loss of 10 owner and 10 driver points
      • Deck lid was confiscated at the track
    • Richard Childress Racing will not appeal the penalty
  • How was the new package?
    • Most lead changes since May 4, 2014 with 39 (There were 48 in 2014)
  • Do we see changes before Daytona in July, or Talladega in the fall?

News Items:

  • Jayski is back!!!
  • Austin Wayne Self’s suspension has been lifted after successfully completing NASCAR’s Road to Recovery Program.
  • Joey Logano got to visit the White House to commemorate his 2018 title
    • Gave Trump a helmet and a trophy and got to tour the White House.
  • Nascar to stream four events from Dover this Friday
  • Single Car qualifying is back
    • NASCAR will run single-car qualifying in all three series at all oval tracks.
      • No more elimination rounds
      • Larger than 1.25 miles in length, drivers will get a single lap
      • Shorter than 1.25 miles in length, drivers will get two laps.
      • Qualifying draw will be determined by the previous week’s lineup
    • Group qualifying will continue on road courses only.

Preview:

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Gander RV 400

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Sunday, May 5

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 1:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 400 miles (400 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 120),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 240), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 400)

2018 Winner: Kevin Harvick

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Allied Steel Buildings 200

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, May 4

The Time: 1:30 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 1:00 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)

2018 Winner: Justin Allgaier

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series

Next Race: JEGS 200

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Friday, May 3

The Time: 5 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 4:30 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)

2018 Winner: Johnny Sauter

  • Picks
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
    • James: Kevin Harvick

Dark Horse

    • James: Ty Dillon
    • Eric: Ryan Newman
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Behrendspeedway on Instagram – awesome .4 mile 1/64 scale racetrack
    • NASCAR has been doing 360 videos on their YouTube page. This week they have videos of the start and of the racing in turn three at Dega. Worth checking out if you’ve never been down there by the track like that.

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

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