Podcast #100 — We get negative about NASCAR (sort of)

Show notes:

Quick reflection on 100 episodes

Recap: Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway

  • Kyle Busch gets his version of 200 wins
    • What does this feat mean for KB/NASCAR?
  • Winners/Losers
  • The Aero package seems to have failed the smell test
  • Qualifying madness

Do We Care?

News Items:

Preview: STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Denny Hamlin
    • Eric: Brad Keselowski
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: Matt DiBenedetto
    • James: Austin Dillon
  • Shoutouts if any

Fantasy League Update

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:

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: STP 500

The Place: Martinsville Speedway

The Date: Sunday, March 24

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 12:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 263 miles (500 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 130),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 260), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 500)

2018 Winner: Clint Bowyer

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: My Bariatric Solutions 300

The Place: Texas Motor Speedway

The Date: Saturday, March 30

The Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 1 p.m. ET

Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance:  300 miles (200 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 45),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 90), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 200)

2018 Winner: Ryan Blaney

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series

Next Race: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250

The Place: Martinsville Speedway

The Date: Saturday, March 23

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: FOX, 2 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 131.5 miles (250 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 70),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 140), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 250)

2018 Winner: John Hunter Nemechek

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Podcast #99 — Kyle Busch makes it 199

Show notes:

Recap: TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway

  • Kyle Busch gets the sweep
  • Ryan Blaney comes up just short of a Penske three-race win streak
  • Harvick struggles with ninth-place finish. Not a factor all day.
  • Suarez and McDowell fight during qualifying
    • Proper fight etiquette — Do you keep the helmet on or take it off?

Do We Care?

  • Four races in, we’ve had zero major penalties

News Items:

Preview: Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Kyle Busch
    • James: Kyle Larson
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Daniel Suarez
    • Eric: William Byron
  • Shoutouts if any

Fantasy League Update

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 iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

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Podcast #98 — What did you think of our package?

Show notes:

Recap: Pennzoil 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Penske gets 2 in-a-row with Logano’s win
  • So what did we think about the race with the new rules package
    • What were the real expectations?
    • Where do we go from here?
  • Driver reactions were mixed
    • Logano loved the racing
      • “I thought the racing was awesome,” he said. “You’re side by side. There’s aggressive blocks and big moves and bumping and banging. That’s NASCAR, baby! I don’t really know what else to tell you.”
  • Pit Road Penalties

Do We Care?

  • 36 cars entered at ISM. Only Charter Cars.

News Items:

Preview:TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway

  • Picks
    • James: Kevin Harvick
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: Ryan Newman
  • Shoutouts if any

Fantasy League Update

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 iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

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Podcast #97 — Brad Keselowski overcomes flu to win

Recap: Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway

  • Brad Keselowski overcomes illness to win
  • Martin Truex Jr. upset about lapped cars
  • First race with the “new” package. What did we think?
  • Winners and losers?

Do We Care?

News Items:

Preview: Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Kurt Busch
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Chris Buescher
    • James: Ryan Newman
  • Shoutouts if any

Fantasy League Update

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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Podcast #96 — Denny Hamlin Wins His Second Daytona 500

Show notes:

Recap: Daytona 500

  • Hamlin wins his second 500
    • Joe Gibbs calls this the biggest win of his life following the passing of son J.D.
    • Kyle’s Blunders
    • Gibbs sweeps the top 3 – DiBenedetto  leads the most laps
  • Let’s talk about the wrecks.
    • Menard
    • Stenhouse Jr.
    • Bowyer
  • Did the cautions ruin it for you?
  • Winners/Losers
    • Byron
    • Preese
    • Front Row
    • Others

News Items:

Do We Care?

Preview: Atlanta Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

  • Picks
    • James: Brad Keselowski
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: David Ragan
  • Shoutouts if any

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 iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

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Podcast #95 — The 2019 Season is here — Season Preview

Show notes:

Recap: Advance Auto Parts Clash

  • Johnson gets back to victory lane
    • Controversy after wrecking Menard
  • Overall uneventful

Jimmie Johnson article from 2013 by Marty Smith: http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/9999795/nascar-greatness-jimmie-johnson

News Items:

Do We Care?

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: Daytona 500

  • Picks
    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: Erik Jones

Dark Horse

    • James: Jamie McMurray
    • Eric: Bubba Wallace
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Plug the Fantasy League
  • 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:

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Podcast #94 — NASCAR ready to DQ cheaters

Show notes:

News Items:

Preview: Advance Auto Parts Clash

  • 20 drivers will participate in the event
    • Pole award winners from 2018
    • Former Clash winners who competed full time last season
    • Former Daytona 500 winners
    • All drivers who qualified for the playoffs in 2018.
  • Race is 75 laps with a competition caution at Lap 25
  • Drivers:
    • 1 Kurt Busch
    • 2 Brad Keselowski
    • 3 Austin Dillon
    • 4 Kevin Harvick
    • 6 Ryan Newman
    • 9 Chase Elliott
    • 10 Aric Almirola
    • 11 Denny Hamlin
    • 12 Ryan Blaney
    • 14 Clint Bowyer
    • 18 Kyle Busch
    • 19 Martin Truex Jr.
    • 20 Erik Jones
    • 21 Paul Menard
    • 22 Joey Logano
    • 40 Jamie McMurray
    • 41 Daniel Suarez
    • 42 Kyle Larson
    • 48 Jimmie Johnson
    • 88 Alex Bowman
  • https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2019/02/05/twenty-of-nascars-top-drivers-to-clash-in-daytona-this-sunday/
  • Picks

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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Podcast #93 — More optimistic about 2019 aero package

Show notes:

Recap: Testing at Las Vegas

Audio Clips:

  • Kyle Busch (1:29) Compares to the trucks. Talks about handling.
  • Kurt Busch (0:39) Trying to improve the on-track product. Counters Kyle but also agrees
  • Clint Bowyer (0:30) All about the fans
  • Austin Dillon (1:28) How it will race – may see more three-wide racing. Also compares to trucks
  • Shoutouts if any

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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Podcast #92 — 2019 NASCAR Season Predictions

Show notes:

News Items:

2019 Predictions

  1. Jimmie Johnson will win a race in 2019
  2. The 2019 rules package will be a huge success
  3. Ford will struggle with the Mustang similarly to Chevrolet with the Camaro
  4. Ryan Preece will win ROY
  5. Martin Truex Jr. will go winless in 2019
  6. We will have a first-time champion in 2019
  7. Bowman or Byron will win this season
  8. Kyle Larson will run more than 5 races unsponsored
  9. Denny Hamlin will make the final four
  • Shoutouts if any

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:

Podcast #91 — NASCAR Wives is postponed!

Show notes:

News Items:

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:

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Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/thesuperspeedway