Podcast #266 — Daytona 500 and Season Predictions

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News Discussion: 

  • Suarez and Bowman sign contract extensions for multiple years
  • NASCAR looking at markets in the west, Canada, Mexico, and New York City for Cup Races
  • No practice until after the Duels this year
  • Alex Bowman is on the pole AGAIN for the Daytona 500
    • Kyle Larson starts second
    • Hendrick claims front row
  • Jimmie Johnson and Travis Pastrana lock in on speed

Preseason Predictions:

  • One big gamble:
    • James: Race at North Wilkesboro will be so good we’ll keep coming back.
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs will win a race in the first 10 races
  • Team to watch:
    • Eric: Richard Childress Racing
    • James: Kaulig Racing
  • Pick 2 drivers that made the playoffs last year who won’t make it in 2023.
    • James: Austin Cindric, Daniel Suarez
    • Eric: Daniel Suarez, Christopher Bell
  • Pick 2 new playoff drivers
    • Eric: AJ Allmendinger, Martin Truex Jr. 
    • James: AJ Allmendinger, Erik Jones
  • Who will be the first driver to win their first race this season?
    • James: Ty Gibbs
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
  • What will be the best race?
    • Eric: Coke Zero Sugar 400
    • James: Daytona 500
  • What will be the worst race?
    • James: Bristol Dirt
    • Eric: Chicago Street
  • Who will be our final 4?
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, William Byron
    • James: Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Joey Logano, Tyler Reddick
  • Who will be our 2023 Champion?
    • James: Kyle Larson
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 

Daytona Picks: New Rules


Eric: Brad Keselowski

James: Micheal McDowell

Close show 

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