Podcast #170 — Auto Club Speedway is becoming a short track!

Show notes:

Recap Cook-Out Southern 500 from Darlington

  • Kevin Harvick gets the win. 
    • Eighth victory of 2020
    • 57th career victory
  • Truex takes himself and Elliott out
  • Austin Dillon has strong finish
  • Blaney penalized before the race began.

News items:

Last Race Picks:

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick
  • James: Denny Hamlin

Non Playoff Driver

  • James: Erik Jones
  • Eric: Tyler Reddick
  • Eric leads 35-29 after 27 races

Next race picks: 

Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway

Playoff Driver

  • James: Martin Truex
  • Eric: Kyle Busch

Non Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 
  • James: Jimmie Johnson

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: ErnieIrvanRacing and DJD
  • 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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169 — Byron wins at Daytona, Johnson misses playoffs

Show notes:

Recap Coke Zero 400

  • William Byron gets first career win and locks into the playoffs
  • Jimmie’s Chasing 8 is over
    • Had a pretty great race

Xfinity discussion: 

  • Ross Chastain wrecks AJ Allmendinger going for the win on the last lap to give Justin Haley the win. Thoughts? 

News items:

Playoff Preview

PosDriverPoints
1)#4-Kevin Harvick2057
2)#11-Denny Hamlin2047
3)#2-Brad Keselowski2029
4)#22-Joey Logano2022
5)#9-Chase Elliott2020
6)#19-Martin Truex, Jr.2014
7)#12-Ryan Blaney2013
8)#88-Alex Bowman2009
9)#24-William Byron2007
10)#3-Austin Dillon2005
11)#41-Cole Custer2005
12)#10-Aric Almirola2005
13)#14-Clint Bowyer2004
14)#18-Kyle Busch2003
15)#1-Kurt Busch2001
16)#21-Matt DiBenedetto2000

Last Race Picks:

  • James: Denny Hamlin
  • Eric: Erik Jones

Dark Horse

  • Eric: Corey LaJoie
  • James: Michael McDowell
  • Eric leads 33-28 after 26 races

Next race picks: 

Southern 500 from Darlington

Playoff Driver

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick
  • James: Denny Hamlin

Non Playoff Driver

  • James: Erik Jones
  • Eric: Tyler Reddick

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: Scene Vault again – Morgan McClure/Ernie Irvan

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 #168 — Hamlin and Harvick split another double header at Dover

The SuperSpeedway Podcast · 168 — Hamlin and Harvick split another double header at Dover

Show notes:

Recap Twin Drydene 311s

  • Saturday
    • Hamlin holds off Truex for win number 6 on the season
    • Kurt Busch wrecks early
    • William Byron out to lunch – Gets snippy with Chad
  • Sunday
    • Harvick wins the 700th Cup race for Ford, win number 7 on the season and clinches the Regular season title.
      • Harvick has led 400 more laps than anyone else – 6.2 average finish on the season and has the record for playoff points at this point of the season – 42+The regular season bonus
      • Will we see two 10+ win drivers? 
    • Chase out early
    • Jimmie’s 2-tire gamble pays off and Byron recovers

 

News items:

  • Indianapolis 500

 

The Playoff Bubble (From Jayski)

 

Currently in on points Points Ahead of 17th
14) #14-Clint Bowyer 685 +57
15) #21-Matt DiBenedetto 637 +9
16) #24-William Byron 632 +5
Currently outside playoffs Points Behind 16th
17) #48-Jimmie Johnson 628 -5
18) #20-Erik Jones 582 -50

 

Last Race Picks:

  • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. +1 (Sunday)
  • James: Denny Hamlin +2 (Saturday Winner)

Dark Horse

  • James: William Byron +1 (Sunday)
  • Eric: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +1 (Saturday)
  • Eric leads 33-26 after 24 races

 

Next race picks: 

Coke Zero 400 from Daytona

  • James: Denny Hamlin
  • Eric: Erik Jones

Dark Horse

  • Eric: Corey LaJoie
  • James: Michael McDowell

 

Plug the Fantasy League

 

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 #167 — Elliott wins third road course in a row at Daytona

The SuperSpeedway Podcast · 167 — Elliott wins third road course in a row at Daytona

Show notes:

Recap Go Bowling 235 at Daytona International Speedway Road Course

  • Chase Elliott dominates to win his eighth career Cup Series victory
    • Second victory in 2020
    • Becomes the sixth driver in Cup Series history to win three or more consecutive road course races. 
      • Joins Tony Stewart (three consecutive wins: 2004-2005), Jeff Gordon (six: 1997-2000), Rusty Wallace (three: 1987-1988), Tim Richmond (three: 1986-1987), David Pearson (three: 1976-1977).
  • Truex throws it away with speeding penalty
  • Kyle Busch has another terrible day. Finishes 37th
  • Austin Dillon sits out due to COVID positive test
    • Kaz Grala finishes seventh filling in
    • Dillon said he called Dale Jr. to be his backup because he thought it would be cool to see him drive the #3 car. Jr. Turned him down. Jr. said he’s had a few calls on the Download.
  • Joey Logano pushes Bowman into Bubba on last lap. TJ Majors and Freddie Kraft disagree on Door Bumper Clear – 11-minute clip on Dirty Mo Media’s YouTube
  • AUDIO (1:37): DBC Clip
  • What did we think of the road course? Should it be a regular? If so, replace a Daytona Superspeedway race, or have a third date at Daytona?

News items:

Throwback Paint Schemes

Last Race Picks:

  • James: Kyle Busch
  • Eric: Chase Elliott +2pts

Dark Horse

  • Eric: Tyler Reddick
  • James: Michael McDowell
  • Eric leads 31-23 after 24 races

Next race picks: 

Twin Drydene 311s from Dover International Speedway

  • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 
  • James: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

  • James: William Byron
  • Eric: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 

Plug the Fantasy League

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:

 

NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Drydene 311 (1)

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, August 22

The Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

TV: NBCSN, 4 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 311 miles (311 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 70),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 185), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 311)

 

NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Drydene 311 (2)

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Sunday, August 23

The Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

TV: NBCSN, 4 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 311 miles (311 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 70),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 185), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 311)

 

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Drydene 200 (1)

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, August 22

The Time: 12 p.m. ET

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

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

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

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

 

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Drydene 200 (2)

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Sunday, August 23

The Time: 12 p.m. ET

TV: NBCSN, 1 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

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

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

 

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

Next Race: KDI Office Technology 200

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Friday, August 21

The Time: 5 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 4:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

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

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

 

ARCA Menards Series East

Next Race: General Tire 125

The Place: Dover International Speedway

The Date: Friday, August 21

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: Streamed live on NBC Gold TrackPass

Podcast #166 — Kevin Harvick sweeps Michigan double header

The SuperSpeedway Podcast · 166 — Kevin Harvick sweeps Michigan double header

Show notes:

Recap FireKeepers Casino 400 (312) AND Consumers Energy 400 (312)

  • Kevin Harvick is unstoppable at MIS
  • Saturday’s race got a little crazy
  • Harvick hits/doesn’t hit Kyle Busch, KFB hits/doesn’t hit the wall
  • Brad takes out Blaney on Sunday
  • What did we think of the races?
    • Length? 
    • Sunday’s race was just over two hours
    • Has the track FINALLY aged enough?
  • Choose Cone — win or lose?
  • Eric was there Saturday – what was the experience like?

News items:

Silly Season Updates: 

Last Race Picks:

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick +4pts (two wins)
  • James: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

  • James: Tyler Reddick
  • Eric: Christopher Bell +2pts
  • Eric leads 29-22 after 22 races

Next race picks

Go Bowling 235 at Daytona International Speedway Road Course

  • James: Kyle Busch
  • Eric: Chase Elliott

Dark Horse

  • Eric: Tyler Reddick
  • James: Michael McDowell

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: The Scene Vault Podcast, Lapped Traffic Podcast

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 Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Soundcloud

Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/thesuperspeedway

Podcast #165 — Brad Keselowski wins New Hampshire, new contract

The SuperSpeedway Podcast · 165 — Brad Keselowski wins New Hampshire, new contract

Show notes:

Recap Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire

  • Brad Keslowski gets win number 3 on the year
  • New Hampshire delivers again
    • 750HP package? 
    • PJ1? 
  • Kyle Busch continues to struggle – Tire issues.
    • Has never gone 20 races into a season without a win since joining Gibbs
  • Winners/Losers

News items:

Silly Season Updates: 

Last Race Picks:

 

  • James: Denny Hamlin

 

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick

Dark Horse

 

  • Eric: Tyler Reddick

 

  • James: Christopher Bell
  • Eric leads 23-22 after 20 races

Next race picks

Michigan FireKeepers Casino 312 and Consumers Energy 312

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick
  • James: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

  • James: Tyler Reddick
  • Eric: Christopher Bell

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: 
  • Eric: MIS

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 Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Soundcloud

Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/thesuperspeedway

Podcast #164 — Denny Hamlin takes Kansas for fifth win of 2020

The SuperSpeedway Podcast · 164 — Denny Hamlin takes Kansas for fifth win of 2020

Show notes:

Recap  Super Start Batteries 400 from Kansas Speedway

  • Hamlin drives for 5.
  • Rules package continues to deliver on 1.5 mile tracks at night?
  • Jimmie Johnson continues to cough up points each week.
    • Disappointment for Byron
  • Huge hit for Preece

News items:

https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2020/07/27/nascar-cup-race-fans-attendance-new-hampshire-dover/

Last Race Picks:

 

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick

 

  • James: Chase Elliott

Dark Horse

 

  • James: Tyler Reddick

 

  • Eric: Christopher Bell
  • Eric leads 22-21 after 19 races

Next race picks

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 From New Hampshire

  • James: Denny Hamlin
  • Eric: Kevin Harvick

Dark Horse

  • Eric: Tyler Reddick
  • James: Christopher Bell

Plug the Fantasy League

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 163 — RCR finishes 1-2 with Austin Dillon victory

The SuperSpeedway Podcast · 163 — RCR finishes 1-2 with Austin Dillon victory

Show notes:

Audio from Angela Ruch’s team at Texas.

Recap  O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 from Texas Motor Speedway

  • Austin Dillon wins
  • Pretty entertaining Texas race?
  • Cole Custer wrecks a week after winning

Xfinity discussion: 

  • Kyle Busch wins his 98th Xfinity race. Has it taken away due to failing post-race tech
  • Noah Gragson
    • Wrecks Riley Herbst
    • Too aggressive? 

News items:

Last Race Picks:

 

  • James: Kevin Harvick

 

  • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 

Dark Horse 

    • Eric: Ty Dillon

 

  • James: Christopher Bell

 

  • Eric leads 21-20 after 18 races

Next race picks

Super Start Batteries 400 from Kansas Speedway (Thursday night)

  • Eric: Kevin Harvick
  • James: Chase Elliott

Dark Horse

  • James: Tyler Reddick
  • Eric: Christopher Bell

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: NASCAR Thunder 2004
  • Eric: F1

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 #162 — Cole Custer goes 4-wide to win and All Star recap

The SuperSpeedway Podcast · 162 — Cole Custer goes 4-wide to win and All Star recap

Show notes:

Recap  Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway

  • Cole Custer makes four-wide pass for the win
  • Rest of the race, eh?

Recap: All Star Race at Bristol

  • Chase Elliott, the most popular driver, wins in front of 30K fans
  • Bubba gets taken out in the showdown
  • Thoughts on: 
    • 1. All Star Race at Bristol
    • 2. Location of numbers
    • 3. Choose cone rule
    • 4. Underbody lighting
    • 5. DW’s return

News items:

Last Race Picks:

 

  • Eric: Martin Truex Jr.

 

    • James: Kevin Harvick
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Bubba Wallace

 

  • Eric: Cole Custer +2

 

  • Eric leads 21-18 after 17 races

Next race picks

O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 from Texas Motor Speedway

  • James: Kevin Harvick
  • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 
  • Dark Horse 
  • Eric: Ty Dillon
  • James: Christopher Bell

Plug the Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • James: Lost Speedways
  • Eric: Ty and Haley Dillon expecting son in November

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 161 — Harvick goes back-to-back at the Brickyard

The SuperSpeedway Podcast · 161 — Harvick goes back-to-back at the Brickyard

Show notes:

Recap  Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records

 

Xfinity Race on the road course

  • Thoughts?

 

News items:

 

Last Race Picks:

 

  • James: Kevin Harvick – 2 point bonus 

 

    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • Dark Horse 

 

  • Eric: Matt Dibenedetto

 

  • James: Ryan Preece
  • Tied 18-18 after 16 races

 

Next race picks

Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway

  • Eric: Martin Truex Jr.
  • James: Kevin Harvick
  • Dark Horse
  • James: Bubba Wallace
  • Eric: Cole Custer

 

Plug the Fantasy League

 

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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