Podcast #173 — NASCAR takes a dump on the Midwest

Recap South Point 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Kurt Busch wins on his home track finally
    • 32nd Victory in 715 Cup Series races

Points after the first race the Round of 12: 

News items:

  • NASCAR releases the 2021 Cup Series Schedule
  • Homestead moves to the second race of the season, behind the Daytona 500
  • March 28 – Bristol DIRT
  • May 9, Mothers Day, Darlington second date
  • May 23 – Circuit of the Americas – New track for 2021
  • June 13 – All Star race at Texas Motor Speedway
  • June 20 – Nashville SuperSpeedway – New track for 2021
  • June 26-27 – Pocono Doubleheader – Only 2021 doubleheader
  • July 4 – Road America – New track for 2021
  • July 11 – Second date for Atlanta
  • 2 weeks off for the Olympics
  • Aug 15 – Indianapolis Road Course – Replaces the Brickyard 400 – New(ish) track for 2021
  • Aug. 22 – Michigan’s only Cup race for 2021. Will not have a truck race
  • Playoffs remain the same for 2021 with the exception of a Texas/Kansas swap in the Round of 8. 
  • Chicagoland off the schedule
  • Kentucky off the schedule
  • 2021 Rules Released
    • Essentially the same as this year
    • Darlington and Nashville races will be run with the 750hp low downforce package
    • 23 of 36 races will be low downforce 750hp races
  • Indycar also released its 2021 schedule Thursday
    • Doubleheaders in Texas and Detroit
    • Only four oval races for a series that began as an oval-only series. Two at Texas, one at Indy and one at Gateway
    • No race in Iowa — seems to help confirm that Iowa is dead
    • Two races on Indy road course
    • Only new track is Nashville Street Course
    • https://www.indycar.com/news/2020/10/10-01-2021-Schedule-Release
  • Kyle Larson looking to return to NASCAR (duh)
  • 2021 could be final year for Kurt Busch
  • Chad Knaus leaving crew chief duties, promoted at Hendrick, as is Jeff Andrews

Last Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • James: Kevin Harvick
  • Eric: Brad Keselowski

Non Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto
  • James: Jimmie Johnson
  • Eric leads 39-31 after 30 races

Next race picks: Yellawood 500 from Talladega Superspeedway

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Brad Keselowski
  • James: Joey Logano

Non Playoff Driver

  • James: Ryan Blaney
  • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

Close show 

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