Podcast #181 — Our 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Season Predictions

Show notes:

News Items: 

  • Ty Dillion will run the Busch Clash for 23XI Racing 
  • Hamlin and FedEx extend deal with JGR (Multi-year Agreement)
  • Pitbull named Grand Marshal of the Daytona 500
  • Beard Motorsports president Mark Beard Sr. Passes away. 
  • Ryan Preece and JTG running the 37 as an open car with funding for only 24 races. Charter goes back to Spire.
  • NASCAR competition update
    • New car development is done
    • Getting closer on format for Bristol dirt
    • Pit road penalty updated

2021 Season Predictions:

  • One big gamble:
    • James: William Byron will compete for the championship
    • Eric: Harvick doesn’t make it into the round of 8
  • Team to watch:
    • Eric: Hendrick Motorsports
    • James: Worried about Stewart Haas
  • Pick 2 drivers that made the playoffs last year who won’t make it in 2021. Pick 2 new playoff drivers.
    • James: 
      • Out: Cole Custer, Austin Dillon
      •  In: Christopher Bell, Bubba Wallace
    • Eric: 
      • Out: Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch
      • In: Christopher Bell, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 
  • Who will be the first driver to win their first race this season?
    • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto
    • James: Chase Briscoe
  • What will be the best race?
    • James: Indianapolis Road Course
    • Eric: Bristol Dirt Race
  • What will be the worst race?
    • Eric: Pocono 2
    • James: Daytona Road Course
  • Who will be our final 4?
    • James: William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch
    • Eric: Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. 
  • Who will be our 2021 Champion?
    • Eric: Kyle Busch
    • James: Kyle Busch

Preview: Busch Clash

  • Picks
  • James: Chase Elliott
  • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
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