Podcast #71 — This is the best era in NASCAR

Show notes:

Recap: Gander Outdoors 400 from Pocono Raceway

  • Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick continue trading shots at the top.
  • Bubba’s hard hit

Do We Care?

  • 13 cars failed post-qualifying inspection at Pocono, including the two fastest cars.

News Items:

Preview: Go Bowling at the Glen from Watkins Glen International Raceway

  • Picks
    • James: Joey Logano
    • Eric: Brad Keselowski
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: Kasey Kahne
    • James: Aric Almirola
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Click the link to view and download the following NASCAR National Series News & Notes on NASCARMedia.com

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: GoBowling at The Glen

The Place: Watkins Glen International

The Date: Sunday, August 5

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: NBC, 3 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 220.5 miles (90 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 20),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 40), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 90)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Zippo 200

The Place: Watkins Glen International

The Date: Saturday, August 4

The Time: 3 p.m. ET

TV: NBC, 2:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 200.9 miles (82 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 20),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 40), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 82)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Next Race: Corrigan Oil 200

The Place: Michigan International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, August 11

The Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 12:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 200 miles (100 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 100)

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Podcast #70 — Harvick gives Busch the old Bump and Run

Recap: Foxwoods Casino Resort 301 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway

  • Kevin Harvick gets the victory
  • Bump and Run on Kyle Busch
    • Did he do it too soon? Was it the right move?
  • Third good race out of four weeks.
  • Almost had the Big 3 finish 1,2,3.
    • Aric Almirola spoils it with a third-place finish

Recap: Eldora Dirt Derby from Eldora Speedway

  • Chase Briscoe tops Grant Enfinger for the win at the line.
  • Another excellent race at Eldora.
  • Tony Stewart wants and Xfinity or Cup race.
    • What do we think?

News Items:

Do We Care?

  • 1. It has now been a year since a Hendrick team won a Cup race.
  • 2. NBC’s booth got to wear casual clothes for Sunday’s broadcast after fans overwhelmingly voted for them to wear jeans and NASCAR T-shirts
  • 3. Win stickers

Preview: Gander Outdoors 400 from Pocono Raceway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Ryan Blaney
    • James: Chase Elliott

Dark Horse

    • James: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    • Eric: Daniel Suarez
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
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  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

Podcast #69: Truex Wins Kentucky in Dominating Fashion

Recap: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway

    • Truex dominates at Kentucky

 

  • AUDIO (1:44): Truex still humble about winning
  • AUDIO (0:33): Cole Pearn says there’s no issue having the top three guys dominating.

 

  • How was the race overall?
  • Notable stories from the race?
    • Denny Hamlin doesn’t get to qualify due to tech issues
    • Kyle Larson has to go to the back because of missing driver intros
    • Larson has fastest car but issues with trackbar

Breaking News: Teams are using different colors to trick the laser scanners for pre-race tech

Do We Care?

Xfinity: Alsco 300

  • Christopher Bell spins in qualifying and comes back to win the race.
    • Kyle Busch was there but mostly a nonfactor all night
    • Xfinity regular won.

CWTS: Buckle Up in Your Truck 225

    • Best race of the weekend
    • Ben Rhodes wins on his home track
      • It was his second-career victory

 

  • AUDIO (0:51): Eric asks if it was sweeter to win on his home track.

 

News Items:

Preview: Foxwoods 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Kurt Busch
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr.
    • Dark Horse
    • Eric: Matt Kenseth
    • James: William Byron
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #68 — Ricky Stenhouse Demolition Derby

Show Notes:

Recap: Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway

  • Erik Jones survives to earn his first career win.
  • Lots of crashes
    • Why?
  • Yellow Line Rule

News Items:

Do We Care?

Preview: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway

  • Eric will be there!
    • What are you looking forward to?
  • Picks
    • Eric: Joey Logano
    • James: Kurt Busch
    • Dark Horse
    • James: Ryan Newman
    • Eric: Bubba Wallace
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #67 — Larson and Busch battle for the win SLIDE JOB!

Show notes:

-Audio: (0:41) End of the race snippets from NBC and MRN Radio

Recap: Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway

    • Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson battle to the finish.
    • Was what happened racing? Or was it over the line?
    • A lot of people were complaining that Busch wrecked Larson on purpose after Larson accidentally got into Busch. But that’s not what happened.

 

  • Audio: (0:50) Kyle Larson talks about the last lap.
  • Audio: (1:04) Kyle Busch talks about the last lap.

 

  • A lot of people fired up about Kyle’s motions and comments on the front stretch
    • Eric was there at the fence and the boos were LOUD
  • Race was FULL of storylines
    • Stewart Haas had the cars to beat, yet none of the four were a part of the final battle
      • Clint Bowyer’s implosion
      • Aric Almirola has two loose wheels
      • Kurt Busch was PO’d after Harvick passed him at the end of Stage 2
  • Other winners and losers?
  • What did we think of NBC/Dale Jr. in the booth?

Overton’s 250 Camping World Truck Series race

    • Also a spectacular race
    • Brett Moffitt didn’t know Tuesday whether he was even going to race and ends up winning the race
      • John Hunter Nemechek runs out of gas on the final lap
      • Gas man only put in one can of gas on final pit stop
    • Eric asked Moffitt whether, sponsorship aside, his team has what it takes to win a championship.

 

  • Audio: (0:43) Moffitt says “hell yeah”

 

Chicagoland in general

  • Track put on spectacular racing all weekend long
  • Eric’s comments on the All Star package – nothing Sunday was manufactured. Just pure racing. Key to good racing is make the track hotter than the surface of the sun.

News Items:

 

Preview: Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Brad Keselowski
    • Eric: Aric Almirola

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Bubba Wallace Jr.
    • James: Alex Bowman
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Coke Zero Sugar 400

The Place: Daytona International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, July 7

The Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: NBC, 7 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 400 miles (160 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 40),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 80), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 160)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Coca-Cola Firecracker 250

The Place: Daytona International Speedway

The Date: Friday, July 6

The Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: NBCSN, 7 p.m.

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 250 miles (100 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 100)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Next Race: Buckle Up In Your Truck 225

The Place: Kentucky Speedway

The Date: Thursday, July 12

The Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 7 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 225 miles (150 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 35),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 70), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 150)

Podcast #66 — Truex snookers Harvick for victory

Recap: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

  • Martin Truex Jr. gets the win again
  • Harvick had the dominant car, but Truex’s crew pulls the fast one on them.
  • Allmendinger blows up with competitive car

News Items:

Preview: Overtons 400 from Chicagoland Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Kyle Larson
    • James: Chase Elliott

Dark Horse

    • James: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    • Eric: Jamie McMurray
  • Coverage incoming
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #63 — Who wrecked the pace car?

Show Notes:

Recap: Pocono 400

  • Martin Truex Jr. returns to victory lane. Out duals Busch and Harvick.
    • Has Truex now entered the championship discussion?
    • Pit strategy makes for and interesting day.
    • Larson finishes second.
    • Johnson leads first laps of the season.

Xfinity aero package

News Items:

Preview: Firekeepers Casino 400 from Michigan International Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Joey Logano
    • James: Kyle Larson

Dark Horse

    • James: Aric Almirola
    • Eric: Erik Jones
  • Coverage incoming
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: FireKeepers Casino 400

The Place: Michigan International Speedway

The Date: Sunday, June 10

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: FOX, 1:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 400 miles (200 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 60),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 120), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 200)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: LTi Printing 200

The Place: Michigan International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, June 9

The Time: 1:30 p.m. ET

TV: FOX, 1 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 250 miles (125 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 125)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Next Race: Rattlesnake 400

The Place: Texas Motor Speedway

The Date: Friday, June 8

The Time: 9 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 8 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 250.5 miles (167 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 40),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 80), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 167)

Podcast #62 — Kyle Busch makes history with 600 victory

Show notes:

Recap: Coca-Cola 600

  • Kyle Busch dominates
    • Leads 377 of 400 laps, wins each stage
    • Has won on every track he’s competed on — first in history to do that

Other races this weekend:

  • Daniel Riccardo leads every lap of the Monaco Grand Prix with power issues to win
  • Will Power wins his first Indianapolis 500
    • Danica Patrick, fitting to her career, crashes out of her last 500

News Items:

Preview: Pocono 400 from Pocono Raceway

  • Picks
    • James: Joey Logano
    • Eric: Ryan Blaney

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Daniel Suarez
    • James: Kasey Kahne
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Next Race: Pocono 400
The Place: Pocono Raceway
The Date: Sunday, June 3
The Time: 2 p.m. ET
TV: FS1, 12:30 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 400 miles (160 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 50),
Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 100), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 160)

NASCAR Xfinity Series
Next Race: Pocono Green 250
The Place: Pocono Raceway
The Date: Saturday, June 2
The Time: 1 p.m. ET
TV: FS1, 12:30 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 250 miles (100 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 25),
Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 50), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 100)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Next Race: Rattlesnake 400
The Place: Texas Motor Speedway
The Date: Friday, June 8
The Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV: FS1, 8 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 250.5 miles (167 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 40),
Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 80), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 167)

Podcast #60 — NASCAR has a nice (aero) package

Recap: All-Star Race

News Items:

  • XXX

Preview: Coke 600 from Charlotte Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Joey Logano
    • James: Ryan Blaney

Dark Horse

    • James:  Erik Jones
    • Eric: DINGER

Shoutouts if any

  • Plug the fantasy league
  • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #59 — Are we STILL talking about penalties?

Show notes:

Recap: KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway

    • Harvick comes out on top again
    • Kyle Larson was the guy until the runin with Blaney
    • Truex stayed out after the contact, Harvick pitted for tires.

 

  • AUDIO (:39) — Rodney Childers didn’t think they were going to win.

 

  • Big wreck

News Items:

 

Preview: All Star Race from Charlotte Motor Speedway

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 5:00pm/et on FS1
  • Open Race Coverage: 6:00pm/et on FS1
  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 7:30pm/et on FS1
  • All-Star Race Coverage: 8:00pm/et on FS1
  • • The format for the annual non-points event will include four stages – 30 laps, 20 laps, 20 laps and 10 laps.
  • • Only green flag laps will be counted in the Final Stage.
  • • Normal stage break procedures will be in effect, but NASCAR Overtime will be in play for all stages.
  • • There will be no mandatory pit strategy.
  • • The Monster Energy Open will be three stages set at 20, 20 and 10 laps respectively. Each stage winner will advance to the evening’s main event.
  • All-Star Race field; The All-Star race will consist of 21 cars — the 17 eligible drivers, the winner of each stage in the Monster Energy Open, and the fan vote winner.
  • Entry Lists for the Monster Energy Open and All-Star races at Charlotte Motor Speedway are posted.
  • All 17 eligible drivers are entered for the All-Star race.
  • For the open, 21 teams are listed including: #00-Cassill, #15-Chastain, #51-Rhodes, #55-Sorenson, #66-Hill, #72-LaJoie.

 

  • Are we OK with the current criteria?
    • Dave Moody says the race should be more exclusive
  • Expectations?
  • Picks
    • Open Picks
    • James: Chase Elliott, Aric Almirola, Erik Jones FV: Matt DiBenedetto
    • Eric: Chase Elliott, Aric Almirola, Daniel Suarez FV: Darrell Wallace Jr.
    • All Star Picks
    • James: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    • Eric: Kyle Larson
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • The SuperSpeedway @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway

The Date: Saturday, May 19

The Time: 6 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 5 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: Open – 3 Stages: 20 Laps / 20 Laps / 10 Laps

All-Star Race – 4 Stages: 30 Laps / 20 Laps / 20 Laps / 10 Laps

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Alsco 300

The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway

The Date: Saturday, May 26

The Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 12:30 p.m. ET

Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 300 miles (200 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 45),

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

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Next Race: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway

The Date: Friday, May 18

The Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 8 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 201 miles (134 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 134)