Podcast #146 — Denny Hamlin wins first eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race

Show notes:

Welcome to Episode 146 of the SuperSpeedway Podcast, recorded Wednesday, March 25, 2020. I am your host Eric Young, and I’m joined by my co-host, James Kuch. 

News items

– Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
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Podcast #145 — NASCAR coronavirus edition

Show notes:

News items

  • NASCAR puts the season on hold
    • During last week’s podcast the NBA suspended its season
    • NBA was followed by the NHL
    • MLB announced it was putting spring training on hold
    • Last Thursday NASCAR announced that the races at Atlanta and Homestead would be run without fans. 
    • Friday word started circulating that we were going to run the truck race Friday night and the Xfinity and Cup races Saturday
    • Friday afternoon NASCAR announced the postponement of Atlanta and Homestead
    • Monday, NASCAR announced that it would postpone all the races until Martinsville May 3rd.
      • Officials say they plan to run the full 36-race season.
      • Could use mid-week races, doubleheaders to finish the season quicker
      • Could run without fans in order to come back quicker
      • Plans to keep playoffs intact and end season at Phoenix
  • Discussion: Did NASCAR handle this correctly? 
  • Last Sunday we had The Replacements 100, an iRacing race at Atlanta featuring several Cup drivers and others in the NASCAR industry. 
    • Josh Williams, who is Ryan Blaney’s sponsor, beat iRacing king William Byron to win the race. 
  • NASCAR announced yesterday during it’s Coca-Cola eNASCAR iRacing Series the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. 
    • Multi-week series kicks off Sunday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Includes competitors from the Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Truck Series, ARCA and other NASCAR dignitaries. 
      • Confirmed competitors announced include: 
        • Dale Earnhardt Jr. 
        • Kyle Busch
        • Denny Hamlin
        • Clint Bowyer
        • Kyle Larson
        • Christopher Bell
  • Dale Jr. and Amy Earnhardt are having another child
  • NASCAR announces deal to repurpose surplus land

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

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 #144 — Logano wins his second and coronavirus takes its toll

Show notes:

Recap: FanShield 500 @ Phoenix Raceway

  • Joey Logano becomes first two-race winner of 2020
  • Ryan Blaney caught up in wreck, finishes second from last
  • Martin Truex Jr’s frustration continues
  • Tyler Reddick has strong run, poor finish

News items

Preview: 

  • Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 @ Atlanta Motor Speedway
    • This will be the FIRST race at Atlanta with this aero package. Last year we did not have aero ducts
  • Last week’s picks
    • Eric: Kevin Harvick
    • James: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Daniel Suarez
    • Tied 4-4 after four races. 
  • This week’s picks
    • James: Brad Keselowski
    • Eric: Kevin Harvick

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Matt DiBenedetto
    • James: William Byron

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

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 #143 — NASCAR changes to one lug nut and Smoke is back

Show notes:

Recap: Auto Club 400 @ Auto Club Speedway

  • Bowman blows the field away
  • Tough luck again for Blaney. He could be 3 for 3 to start the season. 
  • Truex has issues with everyone
  • Hamlin gets Chippy

News items

  • Update on the Bounty
    • Chase Elliott will race for GMS at Atlanta and Kansas
    • Kyle Larson will race for GMS at Homestead-Miami
    • Erik Jones racing for James Finch and Billy Ballew at Homestead-Miami

 

Preview: 

  • FanShield 500 @ Phoenix Raceway
  • Last week’s picks
    • James: Jimmie Johnson
    • Eric: Kurt Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: Austin Dillon
    • Tied 3-3 after three races. 
  • This week’s picks
    • Eric: Kevin Harvick
    • James: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Daniel Suarez

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

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 142 — Logano stays out, wins in Vegas

Show notes:

Recap: Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube

  • Joey and Paul Wolfe get it done in race 2
    • Late Race caution helps secure win
      • Did NASCAR do the right thing? Why was this different than Daytona?
    • Blaney and Bowman pitting cost them the race
  • Chase looked strong early and Bowman was charging late
    • Good sign for Chevy?
    • Jimmie Johnson gets first top 5 since Daytona in July.
  • No Toyota’s in top 10. Kyle Busch was highest in 15th
  • What’s up with JGR?
    • In a few weeks will we look back at Vegas and say that was the race where we saw the rest of the field has caught up?

News items

Preview: 

  • Auto Club 400 @ Auto Club Speedway
  • Last week’s picks

 

  • Eric: Ryan Blaney

 

    • James: Martin Truex Jr. 

Dark Horse

 

  • James: Matt DiBenedetto

 

    • Eric: William Byron
    • James leads 3-1 after two races. 
  • This week’s picks
    • James: Jimmie Johnson
    • Eric: Kurt Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: Austin Dillon

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • James: Thoughts are with friend of the show Ben 
  • Eric: Corey LaJoie’s podcast Sunday Money

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. 
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Podcast #141 — Ryan Newman survives horrifying Daytona 500 wreck

Show notes:

News items

  • Ryan Newman crash
  • Latest on Newman
    • He’s been released. 
    • Ross Chastain Will pilot the 6
      • Ryan Newman will miss his first career start. 
        • 649 starts in a row since Daytona 500 in 2002 per Racing Reference

Recap: Daytona 500

  • Denny Hamlin wins his third Daytona 500 and second in a row. 
    • Hall of Fame guarantee?
  • The president was there
  • Winners and losers?

Other races: 

  • Jordan Anderson narrowly misses a win in the Truck race Friday night
  • Noah Gragson gets his first Xfinity Series victory on Saturday

Preview: Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube

    • Last week’s picks

 

  • James: Erik Jones – 18th

 

    • Eric: Kyle Busch – 34th

Dark Horse

      • Eric: Brendan Gaughan – 7th

 

  • James: David Reagan – 4th

 

James leads 2-0 after one race. 

  • This week’s picks
    • Eric: Ryan Blaney
    • James: Martin Truex Jr. 

Dark Horse

    • James: Matt DiBenedetto
    • Eric: William Byron

Fantasy League Update

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:

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Podcast #140 — Erik Jones win the Busch CRASH

Show notes:

Recap: Busch Clash

  • Erik Jones survives to win in a battered car after three wrecks
  • Did we like the race? Did we not? 
  • Changes we’d like to see? Should the race continue? 
  • Blocking seems to be an issue. Is there a solution?
  • Fox had it’s “new” broadcast crew. How did they do? 
  • Did this show us ANYTHING that we can expect this Sunday?

Other racing? 

  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is on the pole for the Daytona 500
  • Hailee Deegan finishes second in first ARCA Menards start
  • Eric got the Track Pass from NBC Gold and watched the first ever ARCA Menards West Series race from New Smyrna

News Items: 

2020 Season Predictions:

  • One big gamble:
    • James: William Byron will make the final four
    • Eric: Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick will win a race
  • Team to watch:
    • Eric: Hendrick Motorsports: on the upswing this season 
    • James: Team Penske because of potential turmoil and Blaney/Kez contracts being up
  • Pick 2 drivers that made the playoffs last year who won’t make it in 2020. Pick 2 new playoff drivers.
    • James: 
      • Out: Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer
      •  In: Jimmie Johnson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 
    • Eric: 
      • Out: Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Alex Bowman
      • In: Jimmie Johnson, Christopher Bell, Cole Custer
  • Who will win Rookie of the Year?
    • Eric: Christopher Bell
    • James: Christopher Bell
  • What will be the best race?
    • James: Fall Martinsville
    • Eric: Coke Zero Sugar 400
  • What will be the worst race?
    • Eric: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line
    • James: Homestead
  • Who will be our final 4?
    • James: William Byron, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano
    • Eric: Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano
  • Who will be our 2020 Champion?
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • James: Kyle Busch

Preview: Daytona 500

  • Picks
    • James: Erik Jones
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Brendan Gaughan
    • James: David Reagan

Fantasy League Update

  • The Super Speedway @ nascar.com

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 #139 — The 2020 NASCAR season is here!

Show notes:

News Items: 

Preview the Busch Clash

Season is almost here

  • Next Week we preview the Daytona 500 and make our awful yearly predictions.

Shoutouts

  • Eric:
  • James: Thanks for the feedback… Fantasy will return – Same format. 

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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Podcast #138 — A whole bunch of NASCAR news to catch up on

Show notes:

News Items: 

Season is almost here

  • We’ll be back next week to preview the Busch Clash, and the following week is the Daytona 500

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 #137 — What are those new pit road rules again?

Show notes:

What have we been up to this last month?

News Items: 

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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