Podcast #117 — Kurt Busch beats Kyle Busch in battle of the brothers at Kentucky

Show notes:

Recap: Quaker State 400

    • Kurt Busch wins the battle of the Buschs
    • Kyle said he didn’t have any hard feelings after the race, but he did have a little punishment for Kurt


  • Audio (1:35) Kyle Busch Postrace


    • Kurt Busch talked about the last laps in his postrace press conference, starting with a question about the tire rub with a lap to go. 


  • Audio (2:21) Kurt Busch Postrace


    • We know what we know
      • SHR issues on race day
      • DON’T USE THIS WEEK: The 19 team can’t be a championship favorite. 
        • Average results on this track type. Flatter banking 1.5 to 2.0 ovals. 
          • Fontana – 8th, Texas – 12th, Kansas – 19th, Chicago – 9th, Kentucky 19th. 
    • Erik Jones’s third-place finish moved him into the top-16 in points and on the bubble. I had a chance after the race to ask him what his strategy will be going forward. 


  • Audio (0:29) Erik Jones postrace


    • Cole Custer
      • He IS the championship favorite.
    • Eric’s Experience from the weekend
      • Friday after practice some of the Cup drivers had media availability and one of those was Ryan Newman. I wanted to ask him how he was working the strategy being that he was on the bubble for the playoffs, but someone else beat me to it, and it led to some funny answers from Newman


  • Audio (1:53) Ryan Newman Racing Hard


      • Clint Bowyer is always interesting. I didn’t ask him any questions, but before his qualifying run, he came over and was chatting with reporters. First he was messing with Bob Pockrass a bit. 


  • Audio (1:14) Clint Messing with Bob


      • Next someone asked him where the best grip was on the track, and he of course had a funny answer. 


  • Audio (1:38) Clint Re Best Grip


      • One of the photographers posted something on Twitter Thursday night during the truck race praising Bubba Wallace for shooting photos during the race. I hung out after his qualifying run to ask him about that, and got to ask him a couple other questions as well. 


  • Audio (1:28) Bubba and Eric


      • Next the conversation turned to throwing the football with fans at Daytona, and Claire B. Lang had a question about that. 


  • Audio (1:10) Bubba Re Football


Do We Care?

  • Glampground

News Items: 


  • Audio (0:53) Christopher Bell


Preview: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Kevin Harvick
    • Eric: Kyle Larson

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Ryan Newman
    • James: Daniel Suarez
  • Shoutouts if any
    • James: Three Wide Life Show
    • Racing Electronics LEGEND
    • Age Filter Twitter

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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