Podcast #208 — Blaney wins and seals the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff field

Show notes:

Race Recap:

  • Cup: Coke Zero Sugar 400
    • YRB survives and shows again that he is an excellent drafter
    • Fords win on pit strategy and some luck thanks to Rick Ware?
    • Winless drivers shooting their shots late
      • Lajoie, Bubba, Buscher (DQ)
  • Xfinity: Wawa 250
    • All Kaulig all day. 
    • Justin Haley with the late charge around his dad AJ 

News Items: 

2021 Playoff Preview: 

2021 Season Predictions Check in:

  • 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
  • Picks Darlington
  • Trucks: In It To Win It 250
    • Eric: John Hunter Nemechek
    • James: Ben Rhodes
  • Xfinity: Sport Clips / Vfw Help A Hero 200
    • Eric: Noah Gragson
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
  • Cup: Cookout Southern 500
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr.
    • James: Kyle Busch

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/TheSuperSpeedway

 For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well. 
  • Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud

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