Podcast #44 — Blaney’s Getting a Haircut

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  • Shoutouts if any

 

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Podcast # 43 — Reviewing Days of Thunder

Show notes:

  • Days of Thunder
    • Synopsis of film
    • What are our memories of watching.
      • First Time?
      • James: Music – Hans Zimmer
        • Award winning from so many places
          • Lion King
          • Gladiator
          • Dark Night
    • Fun Factoids
      • Hendrick supplied cars and they raced!
        • Greg Sacks at Phoenix at Darlington 1989
        • Bobby Hamilton and Tommy Ellis drove unscored in the 1990 Daytona 500
        • City Chevrolet was a real dealership in Charlotte
      • Cole Trickle is based on Tim Richmond while Rowdy Burns is Dale Earnhardt
      • Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello exists because of Days of Thunder
      • Video Games!
        • NES Version
        • 2011 360/PS3
    • What the film got right about NASCAR
    • What it got Wrong
    • Favorite Scenes
    • Actors
      • Who is at the apex?
      • Who is awful?
      • Who is your favorite character
    • Favorite Moments
    • Favorite car in the movie
  • Christmas Stories
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
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Podcast #42 — Our Top-5 Races of the 2017 Season

Show notes:

Intro: This week we are going to take a look at our top five races of 2017 (Not just NASCAR). At the end we are going to discuss a fun idea that we will be debuting soon.

  • Quick recap of the news of the week
    • Kurt Busch signs a 1-year extension with SHR
    • RPM partners with RCR. Will move shop to RCR campus. This isn’t a surprise, right?
    • Jamie McMurray says he hopes to race four more seasons.
      • Is John Hunter Nemechek coming for his seat?
      • Signs on for part-time schedule with Chip Ganassi’s 42 Xfinity Team
    • Chip says Danica won’t run the double with him after talks brakdown.
  • Eric’s Top 5 Races of the year
    • 1. First Data 500  Martinsville 2
      • Denny and Chase
      • Under the lights
      • Excellent racing throughout
    • 2. Can-Am 500 at Phoenix
      • Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin showdown
      • Kenseth chases Chase down, ruins his playoff hopes
      • Kenseth’s last win
    • 3. 2017 Rainguard Water Sealers 600 — Indycar
      • Indycar at Texas is amazing
      • Spectacular battles throughout. Daring racing. Three-wide. Super fast.
      • 23 lead changes
      • Even with mandatory cautions due to tire issues, racing was still great
      • Takumo Sato and Scott Dixon wreck at the end battling for second
    • 4. Brickyard 400
      • Carnage
      • Kasey Kahne gets the win
      • Great racing after the Truex/Busch crash. Became anybody’s race.
      • Best race at Indy in a LONG time
      • Important for this race to be successful
    • 5. Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
      • Can’t not have a restrictor plate race on the list.
      • End of the race came down to a bunch of mid-pack teams racing for the win due to the crashes.
      • Stenhouse wins again. Establishes his dominance on restrictor plate tracks
      • What’s better than restrictor plate racing at night?
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

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Podcast #41 — Post-Season Wrapup

Show notes:

  • Champions Week
    • Did we watch?
    • Is the banquet worth watching?
  • Most Popular Driver
    • Chase Briscoe in the Truck Series
    • Elliott Sadler in the Xfinity Series
    • Cup will be announced Thursday — any chance it’s not Jr.?
  • Rookie of the Year:
    • Erik Jones wins it
    • First driver to win in all three series
  • Bud Moore passes away
  • Nascar makes changes to pit crews for 2018
    • One less member over the wall for pit stops
    • Gas man can ONLY fuel the car
    • Other team members must be rostered and are limited
    • What we don’t know:
      • Suspensions: Will they be able to replace a team member if they are suspended, or is that a vacant spot on the roster?
      • Penalties: What will the penalty be if, say, the gas man kicks a tire to help it to the wall?
  • Other tidbits:
  • Kurt Busch says he absolutely expects to be back at SHR
  • Credit One Bank to be primary sponsor for Kyle Larson next season
  • Smoke is engaged
  • Dale Jr. named 2018 Daytona 500 grand marshal
  • Regan Smith joins Fox NASCAR crew as a pit reporter next season
  • Kyle Busch wins Snowball Derby
  • No word on Monster yet.
    • How did they do in their first year as a title sponsor?
    • What do you expect from a title sponsor?
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

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Podcast #40 — Martin Truex Jr. is the Champion

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A look at Eric’s podcast setup as discussed in Episode 40.

Show notes:

  • Recap Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway
    • Truex seals the deal.
      • Went toe-to-toe with Kyle Busch to make it happen
      • Thoughts on Martin as a Champ and where do we put him now?
        • Hall of Famer?
      • Thoughts on the season for the 78
        • Heart attacks/Cancer/Crew members and friends passing away and they were able to get it done.
    • Why did neither of us pick Truex all season?
      • Eric had Kyle – James had Harvick
    • Thoughts on the race overall
      • Is this an alltime great championship race?
    • Are we OK that Kyle blamed Joey for making it hard on him?
    • Saying goodbye to Dale Jr. and (Maybe) Matt Kenseth

 

  • Audio (1:46): Truex on Jr.

 

  • Xfinity: William Byron gets the title he deserves
    • Thoughts on Sadler/Preece
    • Chad Knaus wasn’t enough for Justin Allgier
    • Eric and James both picked Byron
  • Trucks: Christopher gets revenge for KB Motorsports
    • James had Sauter – Eric had Bell
  • Silly Season:
  • We made it!
    • Podcast and website plans for the offseason
    • Thank yous for the Season
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

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Podcast #39 — The Championship 4 is Set

    • Recap of the Can-Am 500K at Phoenix Raceway
      • Could be last win of his Cup career
      • Matt Kenseth gets the win

 

  • Audio (1:45): Matt cracks a bunch of jokes in post-race press conference

 

      • Passes Chase Elliott to make it happen, knocks Chase out of the Championship four
    • Brad Keselowski is the fourth to get in and race for the championship
    • Chase gets his revenge
      • Good for Chase?
      • Denny’s mistakes (Eric)
      • Talk on Twitter: if you’re OK with what Chase did, have to be OK with what Denny did. True?
      • Are they even?
        • Do we see any more at Homestead?
    • Jimmie Johnson Struggles again
      • Are changes needed on this team?
    • Winners and Losers?
    • Is Phoenix the new Richmond?
      • All three races were wild. All three started calm and ended crazy.
  • Silly Season:
    • No contract yet for Kurt Busch.
      • Expected to happen?
    • What happens to the 27 car/team?
    • Does not look like Danica will be going to Roush.
  • Ford Championship Weekend
    • 12 drivers eligible for three championships this weekend.
    • Trucks:
      • Johnny Sauter: This year: 4 wins, 12 top 5s, 18 top 10s, Av. Finish 6.5
      • Austin Cindric: This year: 1 wins, 7 top 5s, 15 top 10s, Av. Finish 10.5
      • Matt Crafton: This year: 1 wins, 5 top 5s, 15 top 10s, Av. Finish 9.5
      • Christopher Bell: This year: 5 wins, 14 top 5s, 20 top 10s, Av. Finish 5.9
      • Who is your pick?
        • James: Johnny Sauter
        • Eric: Christopher Bell
    • Xfinity:
      • William Byron: This year: 4 wins, 11 top 5s, 21 top 10s, Av. Finish 10.6
      • Elliott Sadler: This year: 0 wins, 12 top 5s, 24 top 10s, Av. Finish 9.4
      • Justin Algaier: This year: 2 wins, 10 top 5s, 17 top 10s, Av. Finish 13.1
      • Daniel Hemric: This year: 0 wins, 5 top 5s, 16 top 10s, Av. Finish 12.5
      • Who is your pick?
        • James: William Byron
        • Eric: William Byron
    • Cup:
      • Martin Truex Jr.: This year: 7 wins, 18 top 5s, 25 top 10s, Av. Finish 9.7
      • Kyle Busch: This year: 5 wins, 13 top 5s, 21 top 10s, Av. Finish 11.8
      • Kevin Harvick: This year: 2 wins, 13 top 5s, 22 top 10s, Av. Finish 11.3
      • Brad Keselowski: This year: 3 wins, 15 top 5s, 20 top 10s, Av. Finish 12.6
      • Who is your pick?
        • James: Kevin Harvick
        • Eric: Kyle Busch
  • Ford 400:
    • James’ Pick: Kevin Harvick
    • Eric’s Pick: Kyle Busch
  • Shoutouts 

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
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  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
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Podcast #38 — Harvick Punches his Ticket to Homestead

  • Recap of the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway
    • Kevin Harvick qualifies
      • Passes Martin Truex Jr. to get it done.
    • Jimmie Johnson Struggles again
    • Who gets the fourth seed?
    • Winners and Losers?
  • Silly Season:
    • Kenseth says he’s likely done at the end of the season
      • Not exactly a surprise, but how big of a deal is this?
    • Aric Almirola in the 10 next year for Stewart Haas
      • Smithfield will sponsor for the full season.
      • Anything newsworthy here?
    • Danica was asked about going to Rousch but wouldn’t confirm or deny.
  • Other news:
    • Tony Stewart might run some Xfinity races next season

 

  • (Audio :26): Stewart about Xfinity.

 

  • Preview the Can-Am 500K at Phoenix Raceway
    • Last race to get into the championship four
      • Likely one spot open. Who gets it?
    • Eric’s Pick: Kevin Harvick
    • Eric’s Dark Horse: Clint Bowyer
    • James’ Pick: Kyle Larson
    • James’ Dark Horse: AJ Allmendinger
  • Shoutouts 

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
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Podcast Episode #37 — Hamlin Came in Like a Wrecking Ball

  • Recap of the First Data 500 at Martinsville
    • Kyle Busch punches his ticket
    • Hamlin/Chase Elliott Battle
      • Hamlin becomes enemy #1
      • Is Chase NASCAR’s next Most Popular Driver?
      • Does Chase retaliate? Should he?
    • Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney have issues as well
    • Was there anything wrong with this race?
    • Winners and losers?
    • How important is it for NASCAR to get back to short tracks?
  • Playoffs final four
    • Kyle Busch is locked in, Truex is essentially a lock now. Who will be the other two?
      • James’ pick: Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski
      • Eric’s pick: Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott
    • Who is the 2017 champion now that both of our picks are out the door?
      • James’ pick: Martin Truex Jr.
      • Eric’s pick: Kyle Busch
  • News:
    • Smithfield will sponsor the #10 next season
      • Driver will be named next week.
      • Speculation?
    • Hearing RPM May have a sponsor announcement Friday morning?
    • “Cool News” coming for Roush Fenway Racing?
      • Danica? Kenseth? What could it be?
  • Preview the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway
    • James’ Pick: Jimmie Johnson
    • James’ Dark Horse: Trevor Bayne
    • Eric’s Pick: Chase Elliott
    • Eric’s Dark Horse: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Shoutouts

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
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Podcast Episode #36 — Kyle Larson is Eliminated

    • Recap of the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway
      • Conversation
      • Larson bows out

 

  • Audio (1:03): Truex responds when asked if he has relief about not having to race Larson at Homestead for the championship

 

      • Surprises from the Round of 12
      • Truex continues his dominance.
        • Most wins ever on 1.5 mile tracks in a season
          • 6 of 7 wins are on 1.5s
          • Average finish is under 3.0. Second all time to B. Labonte 2.4
          • 14 career wins/7 this year
      • Big Wreck for Erik Jones/Kenseth penalty
        • What do we think about NASCAR’s ruling on the 20?
      • Martin Tried restart penalty
        • Good call?
        • Should Harvick have been penalized too?

 

  • Audio (:49): Steve O’Donnell talks about the penalty

 

    • Johnson survives the spins and the crash clock
  • Winners/Losers
    • Eric – NBC
  • Other News:
    • Bubba Wallace to the 43

 

  • Audio (:45): Bubba talks about what it means to him

 

  • Preview the First Data 500 at Martinsville
    • Eric’s Pick: Kyle Busch
    • Eric’s Dark Horse: Erik Jones
    • James’ Pick: Brad Keselowski
    • James’ Dark Horse: Chris Buescher
  • Shoutouts

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
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Podcast #35 — Brad Keselowski Wins Talladega Derby

    • Recap of the Alabama 500 at Talladega
      • Keselowski (and 14 others) survive the Dega Derby

 

  • Audio: (1:09) Brad talks about how he got the win.

 

        • Is Brad the best plate racer of his generation
      • Fords dominate the plate tracks in 2017. Sweep all four races with three different teams

 

  • Audio (1:19) Brad talks about why Fords are so good at restrictor plate tracks

 

      • Dale Jr. sticks around until the finish
        • Says he was glad to leave the race behind in good health.

 

  • Audio (1:29): Gluck asks him if there’s any sense of relief after leaving healthy?

 

      • The wrecks
        • What stood out to us in this exciting race
      • Should Talladega (or any plate race) be in the playoffs?

 

  • Audio (1:16): Harvick says it shouldn’t be in the playoffs

 

    • Kyle Busch in trouble
      • Points – It’s down to 4 drivers to make the cut
        • 7. Blaney +9
        • 8. Johnson + 7
        • 9. Busch – 7
        • 10 Kenseth – 8
  • Winners/Losers
    • Other News:

 

  • Audio (1:22) Kligerman and his crew chief defend aggressive driving.

 

    • Roval Tire Test
  • Preview the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas
    • Eric’s Pick: Kyle Busch
    • Eric’s Dark Horse: Jamie McMurray
    • James’ Pick: Jimmie Johnson
    • James’ Dark Horse: Danica Patrick
  • Shoutouts

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

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