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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  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
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  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

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