Podcast #127 — Martin Truex Jr. does the spin and win

Show notes:

Recap: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway

  • Truex recovers from spin, passes Kyle Busch late to get the win
  • Erik Jones becomes first Cup team to be disqualified

Playoffs:

    • 8) #42-Kyle Larson, 2076 +25
    • 9) #6-Ryan Newman, 2065 +14
    • 10) #12-Ryan Blaney, 2059 +8
    • 11) #10-Aric Almirola, 2054 +3
    • 12) #24-William Byron +2

 

  • Currently outside the Round of 12 cutoff

 

  • 13) #88-Alex Bowman, 2051 -2
  • 14) #14-Clint Bowyer, 2049 -4
  • 15) #1-Kurt Busch, 2039, -14
  • 16) #20-Erik Jones, 2008, -45

News Items: 

Do We Care: 

  • XXX

Preview: Bank of America Roval 400

  • Picks
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 
    • James: Brad Keselowski
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Matt Dibenedetto
    • Eric: Chris Buescher

Fantasy League Update

  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric:   
    • James:

Close show 

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Podcast #126 — Kyle Busch, don’t stop being you

Show notes:

Recap: South Point 400 at Las VegasMotor Speedway

  • Truex Advances to round of 12
  • Struggles for playoff drivers
    • Kyle Busch hits the wall early (-2 laps) battles back and has issues late – Discuss
    • Kurt Busch blows tire after contact
    • Erik Jones goes behind the wall with transmission issues
    • Byron Recovers
  • Thoughts on Chase Elliott helping keep Byron on lead lap? 
    • Joey upset

Playoffs:

    • 8) #42-Kyle Larson, 2044, +17
    • 9) #24-William Byron, 2040, +13
    • 10) #12-Ryan Blaney, 2039, +12
    • 11) #88-Alex Bowman, 2037, +10
    • 12) #10-Aric Almirola, 2033, +6

 

  • Currently outside the Round of 12 cutoff

 

  • 13) #6-Ryan Newman, 2027, -6
  • 14) #1-Kurt Busch, 2019, -14
  • 15) #14-Clint Bowyer, 2012, -21
  • 16) #20-Erik Jones, 2007, -26

News Items: 

Do We Care: 

Preview: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway

  • Picks
    • James: Kyle Larson
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto
    • James: Daniel Hemric

Fantasy League Update

  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric:  
    • James:

 

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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Podcast #125 — Jimmie misses the playoffs

Show notes:

Recap: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line from Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Harvick wins
    • Where do we rank him as the playoffs start?
  • Johnson’s Streak ends
  • KB Blows up and Larson blows an opportunity? 
  • Newman makes the cut. Suarez is out.
  • Bubba gets a top 5 and fires back at Twitter Trolls

 

Playoffs:

 

 

    • Rules: 5 points for every driver that advances to the rounds of 12 and 8.
      • 15 points for each final 4 pick
      • 25 points for the champion.

 

News Items: 

  • Matt Dibenedetto takes over the 21 as Menard retires

 

Do We Care: 

  • IMS and NASCAR begged drivers not to do burnouts on the bricks this year.

 

Revisit – 2019 Season Predictions:

  • One big gamble:
    • James: DiBenedetto will win a race.
    • Eric: Paul Menard makes the final 4. 
  • Team to watch:
    • Eric: RCR. 
    • James: Leavine Family Racing
  • Pick 2 drivers that made the playoffs last year who won’t make it in 2019. Pick 2 new playoff drivers.
    • James: Out: Austin Dillon and Alex bowman. In: Matt DiBenedetto and William Byron.
    • Eric: Out: Alex Bowman and Kurt Busch. In: William Byron and Daniel Suarez.
  • Will the new rules package work?
    • Eric: Yes?
    • James: Yes.
  • What will be the best race?
    • James: Atlanta
    • Eric: Auto Club
  • What will be the worst race?
    • Eric: New Hampshire
    • James: All Star at Charlotte
  • Who will be our final 4?
    • James: Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott
    • Eric: Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson
  • Who will be our 2019 Champion?
    • Eric: Jimmie Johnson
    • James: Kyle Busch

 

Preview: South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 
    • James: Kyle Larson
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Matt Dibenedetto
    • Eric: Paul Menard

 

Fantasy League Update

 

  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric:  
    • James:

 

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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124 — Erik Jones proves himself with Darlington win

Show notes:

Recap: Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington

  • Jones breaks through
    • All 4 Gibbs teams now have wins
  • Newman continues getting in dust ups. This time with Suarez
  • Logano and Elliott issues

Playoff Bubble 

  1. Clint Bowyer +8
  2. Daniel Suarez +-0

——————

  1. Ryan Newman +-0
  2. Jimmie Johnson -18

News Items: 

  • Hamlin loses to the Tech gods. Cole Custer gets the win
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes 5th in final Darlington Race
  • No PJ1 at Indy this week. Thoughts? 
  • NASCAR Sponsorship talks continue
    • Per Adam Stern: .@NASCAR is in advanced talks with several companies for the new sponsorship model, and it’s still expecting to start unveiling deals/details this year, per @Daryl_Wolfe. Brands in talks include A-B, Coke, Geico, Comcast, Monster, per sources; NASCAR is also chasing a telco.
  • Kyle Bush clinches +15 playoff points per round as the regular season champion
  • Fun Fact: William Byron claimed his first Busch Pole Award at Darlington and his fourth of the season. He also became part of an elite triumvirate. Before his pole-winning run on Saturday, only Fireball Roberts in 1962 and Bill Elliott in 1985 had ever won poles for the Daytona 500, the Coca-Cola 600 and the Southern 500 in the same season.
  • Joe Gibbs says Jones “had a deal with us.”

Do We Care: Kevin James to star in Netflix NASCAR Show

https://deadline.com/2019/09/kevin-james-star-ethe-crew-netflix-nascar-comedy-series-1202710804/

Preview: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line from Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Joey Logano
    • Eric: Jimmie Johnson
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto
    • James: Daniel Suarez

 

Fantasy League Update

 

  • Shoutouts if any
    • Eric: Ben for losing his mind and becoming a “Be Our Guest” pledge.  

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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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line

The Place: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Date: Sunday, September 8

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

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

Radio: IMS Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 400 miles (160 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 50),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 100), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 160)

2018 Race Winner: Brad Keselowski

 

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Indiana 250

The Place: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Date: Saturday, September 7

The Time: 3 p.m. ET

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

Radio: IMS Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 250 miles (100 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30),

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

2018 Race Winner: Justin Allgaier

 

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 

Next Race: World of Westgate 200

The Place: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The Date: Friday, September 13

The Time: 9 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 8:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 201 miles (134 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 134)

2018 Winner: Grant Enfinger