Podcast #210 — NASCAR releases 2022 schedule

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup: Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders
    • MTJ tops a dominating night for JGR
    • JGR championship ready? Only the 5 and 9 seem to be able to contend
    • Trouble for Kurt Busch early
    • Chase’s Long stop
    • Lots of speeding penalties for contenders: KFB, Amirolla, McDowell
  • Xfinity: Go Bowling 250
    • Noah Gragson goes back-to-back
    • Jr. gives it a ride!

News Items: 

  • Picks Bristol
  • Trucks: UNOH 200 PRESENTED BY OHIO LOGISTICS
    • James: John Hunter Nemecheck
    • Eric: Carson Hocevar
  • Xfinity: FOOD CITY 300
    • James: Noah Gragson
    • Eric: Harrison Burton
  • Cup: BASS PRO SHOPS/NRA NIGHT RACE
    • James: Kyle Busch
    • Eric: Kurt 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

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Podcast #209 — Hamlin saves the best for the Playoffs with win at Darlington

Show notes:

Race Recap: 

  • Cup: Cookout Southern 500
    • Denny Hamlin saves it for the playoffs, wins and advances to Round of 12
    • Kyle Larson tries the video game finish, comes up just short
    • Hamlin and Larson dominate. Hamlin leads 146 laps while Larson leads 156. 
    • Struggles for MANY playoff drivers
      • Michael McDowell finishes 37th (accident)
      • Kyle Busch finishes 35th (accident)
        • KFB has a KFB tantrum post race
      • William Byron finishes 34th (accident)
      • Chase Elliott finishes 31st (accident)
      • Alex Bowman finishes 26th (accident early)
      • Ryan Blaney finishes 22nd (brakes)
      • Christopher Bell finishes 20th (accident)
      • Tyler Reddick finishes 18th 
      • Aric Almirola finishes 16th 
      • Martin Truex Jr. had a loose wheel then sped on pit road, recovered for fourth
    • Kyle Busch fined $50K for a “safety violation”
    • Race was the longest of the year at four hours, eight minutes and one second. 
      • Longer than the Coca-Cola 600
  • Trucks: In It To Win It 250
    • Noah Gragson gets back to victory lane
  • Xfinity: Sport Clips / Vfw Help A Hero 200
    • Sheldon Creed wins

News Items: 

  • Picks Richmond
  • Xfinity: Go Bowling 250
    • James: Ty Gibbs
    • Eric: Justin Allgaier
  • Cup: Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders
    • James: Denny Hamlin
    • Eric: Kyle Larson

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: DESI9N TO DRIVE Campaign – Children’s Cancer Center in Atlanta and Mary who designed the car. 
  • 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 #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. 
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Podcast #207 — Blaney sneaks a win at Michigan with tons of driver interviews

Race Recap:

  • Cup: FireKeepers Casino 400 from Michigan International Speedway
    • Ryan Blaney gets win after choosing the inside on final restart
    • Audio: 1:33 Ryan on Choose Rule and going into Daytona
    • Austin Dillon wrecks out after Stage 2 finish
    • Audio: 0:12 William Byron finished second.
    • Audio: 1:05 Kyle Larson finished third. 
    • Was this a good race or a bad race? 
  • Xfinity: New Holland 250 from Michigan International Speedway
    • AJ Allmendinger wins for the second week in a row
    • Audio: 0:32 This is AJ’s third oval win 
    • Audio: 1:05 Noah Gragson finished third
    • Audio: 0:38 Josh Berry finished third. Mentioned Dale Jr. in his post-race
  • Trucks: Toyota 200 Presented by CK Power from World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway
    • Sheldon Creed dominates
    • SEVERAL playoff drivers struggle

-One funny takeaway from Michigan – spotters

NASCAR held some media availability prior to the start of the Cup race, so I had a chance to talk to some of the drivers about some things that have been in the news. 

  • Audio: 1:52 Ross Chastain talks about transition to Trackhouse and new car next season.
  • Audio: 0:53 Matt Dibenedetto on 2022
  • Audio: 0:27 Austin Dillon on racing against his teammate for the bubble spot
  • Audio: 0:54 Tyler Reddick on racing against Dillon
  • Audio: 1:00 Denny Hamlin on 23XI future

News Items: 

  • Picks 
  • Xfinity: Wawa 250
    • Eric: Jeb Burton
    • James: Justin Haley
  • Cup: Coke Zero Sugar 400
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • James: Erik Jones

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: Brad Kuhbender
  • James: 

Jackass Corner: 

  • Eric: Traffic pattern/lack thereof at MIS Sunday
  • 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
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Cup Series drivers talk about their chances Sunday at Michigan

Today’s FireKeepers Casino 400 is set to kick off after 3 p.m. from Michigan International Speedway.

NASCAR applied a resin solution to the track before the weekend, like what was applied at Nashville SuperSpeedway earlier this season. I asked some of the drivers what they thought of the resin and their chances today. Listen to what they had to say below.

Check out this week’s podcast for more audio from the track.

Podcast #206 — Allmendinger steals win at Fuster Cluck 200 at the Brickyard

Show notes:

Race Recap:

  • Cup: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
    • What a shit show
      • Turn 6 curbing comes up and takes out half the field
    • AJ Allemndinger gets his “first” (thanks Rick Allen) Cup Series victory.
      • How is he not in a Cup car full time next year?
    • Chase Briscoe wrecks Hamlin with two to go
      • Says it wasn’t intentional – just own it? 
  • Xfinity: Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard
    • Austin Cindric brings home another road course victory
    • Turn 6 outer turtles foreshadow Sunday’s craziness

News Items: 

  • Picks 
  • Trucks: Toyota 200 Presented by CK Power from World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway
    • Eric: Sheldon Creed
    • James: Carson Hocevar
  • Xfinity: New Holland 250 from Michigan International Speedway
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
    • James: Justin Allgair
  • Cup: FireKeepers Casino 400 from Michigan International Speedway
    • Eric: Kyle Busch
    • James: Kyle Larson

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • 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. 
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Podcast #205 — Larson does it again at Watkins Glen with Steve from Behrend Speedway

Show notes:

We’re joined by special guest host Steve Lester from the infamous Behrend Speedway.

Race Recap:

  • Cup: Go Bowling at the Glen
    • Kyle Larson wins another road course
    • Chase Elliott raced through the field to second
    • Brad Keselowski has brake problems all day. 
  • Xfinity: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200
    • Ty Gibbs does it again
      • Beats two of the best road racers in the series straight up.
  • Trucks: United Rentals 176
    • Austin Hill with the win
      • Leads 35 of 61 laps
  • Other Series
    • IndyCar – Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

News Items: 

  • Picks 
  • Xfinity: Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard
    • Eric: Austin Cindric
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
    • Steve: Ty Gibbs
  • Cup: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
    • Eric: Kyle Larson
    • James: Chase Elliott
    • Steve: Christopher Bell

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • Steve: 

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 #204 — Almirola shakes up playoff picture

Show notes:

  • Cup: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301
    • Aric Almirola is “Playoff Racing” Are we sure though? 
    • More NASCAR rain troubles
      • Lap 6 takes out KFB and Truex
      • End of the race: NASCAR cuts the race short by 9 laps for darkness. Did we miss out on a classic finish?
  • It’s time to start really looking at the playoff cutline. 
    • 14) #11-Denny Hamlin, 874 [point leader] +283
    • 15) #4-Kevin Harvick, 673, +82 ahead of 17th
    • 16) #8-Tyler Reddick, 596, +5
    • Currently outside the playoffs:
    • 17) #3-Austin Dillon, 591, -5 behind 16th
    • 18) #17-Chris Buescher, 475, -121
    • 19) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 453, -143
    • 20) #42-Ross Chastain, 452, -144
  • Xfinity: Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200
    • Chris Bell dominates and that’s about it.
  • SRX – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
    • Ringer Chase Elliott battles his hero and his dad for the win. 
    • Elliott vs. Elliott in the first stage
    • Could Stewart have tried the bump-n-run?
    • Great racing, especially when Castroneves showed everyone the high line
    • Stewart wins the first SRX championship. 
    • Chase lobbies for a Cup race. 
      • Gluck says track has a LONG WAY to go.

News Items: 

  • Picks 
  • Trucks: United Rentals 176 at theGlen
    • Eric: Todd Gilliland
    • James: John Hunter Nemecheck
  • Xfinity: August 7th at Watkins Glen International (No Name lol)
    • Eric: Harrison Burton
    • James: Austin Cindric
  • Cup: Go Bowling at the Glen
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
    • James: Kyle Larson

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: This week’s DBC
  • 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
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Podcast #203 — Kurt bests Kyle in Battle of the Busches

Show notes:

Race Recap:

  • Trucks: Corn Belt 150 Presented by Premier Chevy Dealers from Knoxville Raceway
    • Austin Hill gets the win
    • First two stages were smooth, last was a demo derby
      • FOUR GWCs. 
    • Good race or bad? 
  • Xfinity: Credit Karma Money 250 from Atlanta
    • Kyle Busch gets his 102nd Xfinity Series victory
      • Sweeps all five Xfinity races this season
      • Says this is it, no more Xfinity races
    • Daniel Hemric was on the way to the win but wrecks off Kyle’s bumper on a late race restart
  • SRX – Slinger
    • Marco Andretti gets the win
    • How great was this race? 
    • PT has run-ins with everyone, Hailie Deegan finally takes him out. 

News Items: 

  • Picks 
  • Xfinity: Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200
    • James: Justin Allgaier
    • Eric: Daniel Hemric
  • Cup: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301
    • James: Martin Truex Jr 
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • 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. 
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Episode 202 — Trackhouse shocks the world by buying Ganassi Racing

Show notes:

Race Recap:

  • Cup – Jockey Made in America 250
    • Chase Elliott does it AGAIN
    • Austin Cindric looked strong in this until he broke a rear gear
    • Alex Bowman takes out Kyle Larson
    • Long Caution at the end of Stage 1
  • Xfinity – Henry 180
    • KFB. Can sweep his Xfinity starts this weekend.
    • Ty Gibbs was great until he broke his transmission
  • SRX – IRP
    • Ernie Francis Jr. gets the win
    • First dull race of the series? 
      • Ending certainly made up for it. 
    • Tempers are starting to flare
      • Is that dumb? 
    • Chase Elliott will race at Nashville Fairgrounds

News Items: 

  • Picks 
    • Trucks: Corn Belt 150 Presented by Premier Chevy Dealers from Knoxville Raceway
      • Eric: Grant Enfinger
      • James: Stewart Friesen
  • Xfinity: Credit Karma Money 250 from Atlanta
    • Eric: Justin Allgaier
    • James: Harrison Burton
  • Cup: Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart at Atlanta
    • Eric: Kyle Larson
    • James: Alex Bowman

Fantasy League Update

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Show and Tell: 

  • James: 
  • Eric: 

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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