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.

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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:

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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)

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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:

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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

For more of the podcast:

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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)

Podcast #58 — NASCAR is for Sale

Show notes:

Recap: AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover

  • Harvick regains top billing
  • Stewart Haas has another superb day
  • Xfinity Finish – Battle of the teammates

News Items:

Preview: KC Masterpiece 400

  • Expectations?
  • Picks
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr.
    • James: Jimmie Johnson
  • Dark Horse:
    • James: Matt Kenseth
    • Eric: Paul Menard
  • 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 #44 — Blaney’s Getting a Haircut

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  • Shoutouts if any

 

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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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?
  • You can find me @Eric8199 on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

For more of the podcast:

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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

  • 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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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

  • 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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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

  • 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:

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