Podcast #251 — Austin Dillon rains on Truex Jr.’s parade at Daytona

  • Cup Series: Coke Zero Sugar 400
    • There was rain. Then more rain. We raced on Sunday and the story was rain.
    • Austin Dillion wins to advance
    • Blaney has issues but survives and Truex fades. Misses cut by 3.
      • Saw a lot of people online saying this is the reason the current format is bad
  • Xfinity Series: Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola
    • Lots of rain and Jeremy Clements wins!

It’s Playoff Time:

News

  • Kurt Busch backs out of the playoffsDill
  • UPDATE: Aric Almirola decides not to retire, and will return in 2023
  • Craftsman is back

Kyle Busch Contract Watch

  • Kyle tells the media I have an announcement, I have no announcement.
  • David Wison (Toyota Racing President) says losing Kyle would be catastrophic. Says he does not want to face a pissed off KFB. 

First 4 Out:

  • James: Dillon, Cindric, Suarez, Harvick
  • Eric: Briscoe, Bowman, Bell, Chastain

Picks Darlington

  • Xfinity Series: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200
    • Eric: Justin Allgaier
    • James: Noah Gragson
  • Cup Series: Cookout Southern 500
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • James: William Byron

Fantasy League

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

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Podcast #250 — Larson Chastains Elliott for Watkins Glen win

Show notes:

  • Cup Series: Go Bowling at the Glen
    • Chase gets roughed up by Larson
      • Clinched the regular season title
    • Any issue with Larson’s drive?
    • Kimi showed out for a while before getting Chastained 
    • First time racing in the rain in the next-gen car
      • NASCAR takes its time starting the race to avoid another COTA. 
      • Was this the best-case scenario? We got rain racing without the idiocy. 
  • Xfinity Series: NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Watkins Glen
    • Larson gets first win of the weekend after Gibbs and Byron have issues.

Playoff Picture It’s down to one spot:

News

Kyle Busch Contract Watch

  • Kyle tells the media “things will be different than they have been the last 15 years.”
    • Many take that to mean he’s definitely leaving JGR. 

Picks Daytona

  • Xfinity Series: Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola
    • Eric: Noah Gragson
    • James: Austin Hill
  • Cup Series: Coke Zero Sugar 400
    • Eric: Bubba Wallace
    • James: Brad Keselowski

Fantasy League

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:

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Podcast #249 — Harvick goes from winless to back-to-back wins

Show notes:

Review Rick

  • Cup Series: Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation
    • Kevin Harvick wins two in a row
      • His 60th win ties him on the all time wins list with Kyle Busch
    • Logano leads 222 laps but finishes sixth. 
    • Truex loses points to Blaney
    • Kyle Busch gets “Chastained.”
  • Camping World Series: Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation
    • Chandler Smith dominates

Playoff Picture:

News

Picks Watkins Glen

  • Xfinity Series: NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Watkins Glen
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
    • Derek: Kyle Larson – Justin Allgaier
  • Cup Series: Go Bowling at the Glen
    • James: Chase Elliott
    • Eric: Tyler Reddick
    • Derek: Kyle Larson

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: Berlin Raceway yet again
  • Derek: Michigan International Speedway

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • Derek: 

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 #248 — Harvick ends 65-race winless streak with Michigan win

Show notes:

Review Michigan

  • Cup Series: FireKeepers Casino 400
    • Kevin Harvick breaks a 65-race winless streak and earns a playoff spot
    • Dustin Long from NBC asked Harvick about his mental toughness and how he is able to maintain that through a long winless streak
      • Audio (1:43): Harvick Replacing Earnhardt
      • Audio (1:01): Harvick Playoff Prep
    • Audio (0:51): Joey Logano Postrace
    • Denny Hamlin had probably the strongest car on the day, but a couple penalties on pit road put him in the back and he never got a caution to make that time up. He was asked postrace whether the mistakes his team has made this season are troubling. 
      • Audio (0:58): Denny Hamlin Postrace
    • Bubba Wallace finished second. After the race he took a long time to get out of the car, and when he finally did he took off his helmet and knelt next to the car with his head down and stayed there until crew chief Bootie Barker came over and had a few words with him. Afterward, Bubba was asked why he was so emotional
      • Audio (1:35): Bubba Wallace Postrace
    • Bell and Chastain get together to cause late caution.
  • Xfinity Series: New Holland 250
    • Ty Gibbs gets another Xfinity Series win
    • Race mostly dominated by Gibbs and Gragson, and to a lesser extent Allgaier

Playoff Picture:

News

  • Tony Stewart launching NFTs
  • Petty GMS to announce driver of the 42 Wednesday

Picks Richmond

  • Truck Series: Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation
    • James: John Hunter Nemechek
    • Eric: Chandler Smith
  • Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400
    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
    • Berlin Raceway this Wednesday is the Battle at Berlin 250. I’ll be out there. William Byron won the Money In the Bank 150 earlier this year, and he’ll be back out there for this one. I asked him about racing at Berlin during his media availability Saturday at MIS. 
      • Audio (1:05): Byron on Berlin
    • Claire B. Lang
  • 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:

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246 — Reddick wins at Bowman Gray, er, Indianapolis

Show notes:

Review Indy

  • Cup Series: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
  • Truck Series: TSport 200 Presented by Crescent Tools at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
    • Grant Enfinger locks into the second round
    • John Hunter driving like a moron, wrecks Taylor Gray while leading late
    • IRP is awesome
  • Xfinity Series: Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard
    • AJ wins his 9th Road Course race. 

Playoff Picture:

News

Picks Michigan

  • Xfinity Series: New Holland 250
    • Eric: Josh Berry
    • James: Austin Hill
  • Cup Series: FireKeepers Casino 400
    • Eric: Erik Jones
    • James: Tyler Reddick

Fantasy League

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:

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Podcast #245 — NASCAR stacking up the penalties

Show notes:

Review Pocono

  • Cup Series: M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400
    • Denny wins, sort of. 
      • Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch DQ’d, giving win to Chase Elliott
    • Denny and Ross Chastain get into it again
    • Gibbs gets first Cup start filling in for injured Kurt Busch
    • Front Row Motorsports #34 of Michael McDowell hit with an L2 penalty for modification of a single-source supplied part. 
  • Truck Series: CRC Brakleen 150
    • Chandler Smith wins
    • Zane Smith wins the regular season title
  • Xfinity Series: Explore the Pocono Mountains 225
    • Spectacular race between Gragson and Gibbs at the end
    • Jeb Burton wild crash

Playoff Picture:

SRX Corner: 

  • Chase Elliott goes 2-for-2 beating Tony Stewart for the win
  • Marco Andretti wins the title … or did he?
  • Paul Tracey wrecks Ryan Blaney early in heat 1
  • Austin Karp from the Sports Business Journal reports that the season averaged 1 million viewers each week

News

Picks Pocono

  • Truck Series: TSport 200 Presented by Crescent Tools at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
    • Eric: Zane Smith
    • James: Chandler Smith
  • Xfinity Series: Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard
    • Eric: AJ Allmendinger
    • James: Ty Gibbs
  • Cup Series: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
    • Eric: Tyler Reddick
    • James: Chase Briscoe

Fantasy League

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:

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Podcast #244 — NASCAR is out on the streets – of Chicago

BREAKING NEWS

Review New Hampshire

  • Cup Series: Ambetter 301
    • Chris Bell powers through
    • MTJ Dominates and Fades
    • Chase stays hot
    • KFB spins and spins
    • What a day for Brad Keselowski
  • Xfinity Series: Crayon 200
    • Justin Allgaier wins
    • Multiple DQ’s for Gragson and Cassill

Playoff Picture is shaken up:

SRX Corner: 

  • Tony flexes on the field
  • Championship is down to 4 drivers
    • Andretti 170
    • Newman 162
    • Stewart 157
    • Labonte 155
  • SRX does a disservice to itself not showing it faster
  • Willy T. 
  • The Blaneys and Chase will race at Sharon in the finale

News

Picks Pocono

  • Truck Series: CRC Brakleen 150
    • Eric: John Hunter Nemechek
    • James: Zane Smith
  • Xfinity Series: Explore the Pocono Mountains 225
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
  • Cup Series: M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400
    • Eric: Kyle Busch
    • James: Chase Elliott 

Fantasy League

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:

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Podcast #243 — Meeting Ross Chastain at the Food Lion

Review Atlanta and Mid-Ohio

  • Cup Series: Quaker State 400
    • Chase Elliott backs up a strong run last week with a win at his home track
    • Atlanta is good or great now?
    • Ross…
  • Xfinity Series: Alsco Uniforms 250
    • Austin Hill gets redemption from the Spring
  • Truck Series: O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio
    • Parker Kligerman out duels Zane Smith

SRX Corner: 

  • Bobbie Labonte finally crosses the line first.
  • A tame race at Nashville
    • Is the track too fast for SRX?
  • Josef Newgarden wins a heat and wrecks
  • Paul Tracy continues to show improvement

News

Picks New Hampshire

  • Xfinity Series: Crayon 200
    • James: Justin Allgaier
    • Eric: Noah Gragson
  • Cup Series: Ambetter 301
    • James: Denny Hamlin
    • Eric: Ross Chastain

Fantasy League

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:

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Podcast #242 — Tyler Reddick is FINALLY a NASCAR Cup Series winner

Show notes:

Review Road America

  • Cup Series (Road America): Kwik Trip 250
    • Tyler Reddick finally is a Cup Series winner
    • Chase Elliott dominates
    • Tyler Reddick takes the lead following the final pit stop
  • Xfinity Series (Road America): Henry 180
    • Ty Gibbs out-duels the Champ, Kyle Larson, to take the win
    • Noah Gragson sends Sage Carem after contact involving a bunch of cars (including himself)

A look at the playoff picture:

SRX Corner: 

  • Ryan Newman wins at Stafford
  • Significantly less contact in this one
  • Paul Tracey had a semi-decent showing
  • Smoke led early but fell back (playing up the show?)

News

Picks

  • Truck Series (Mid-Ohio): O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio
    • James: Carson Hocevar
    • Eric: Ben Rhodes
  • Xfinity Series (Atlanta): Alsco Uniforms 250
    • James: Austin Hill
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
  • Cup Series (Atlanta): Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart
    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Bubba Wallace

Fantasy League

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:

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