Podcast #82 — Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus — the end of an era

Show notes:

Recap: 2018 Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover

  • Chase Elliott gets redemption
  • Jimmie Johnson’s day ends on the pace lap
  • Playoff contenders have trouble
    • Kyle Busch tire issues
    • Kevin Harvick flat tire
    • Kyle Busch speeding?
    • Clint Bowyer crashes
    • Aric Almirola, Brad Keselowski and Alex Bowman crash
  • Jimmie Johnson’s epic prank on Cole Pearn

Points:

  1. Logano +31
  2. Kurt Busch +21
  3. Brad Keselowski +21
  4. Ryan Blaney +10
  5. Aric Almirola -10
  6. Clint Bowyer -10
  7. Kyle Larson -12
  8. Alex Bowman -34

News Items:

Silly Season:

Preview: 1000 bulbs 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Picks

    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Alex Bowman
    • James: Ty Dillon
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Congrats to Jeff and Sarah Gluck on their baby

Close show

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

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Podcast #81 — Seven Time makes a mistake

Show Notes:

Recap: Bank of America Roval 400

  • Blaney Survives
  • Johnson goes for the win and loses everything
    • What do we think of the move that ended his championship hopes
  • Larson earns the greatest point in NASCAR history to advance
  • Drivers eliminated
    • Austin Dillon
    • Jimmie Johnson
    • Erik Jones
    • Denny Hamlin

News Items:

Silly Season:

  • JTG Daugherty signs Ryan Preece for 2019 to replace AJ Allmendinger
    • Team will also keep Chris Buescher

Preview: Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Jimmie Johnson
    • James: Kyle Larson

Dark Horse

    • James: Matt DiBenedetto
    • Eric: Jamie McMurray

Shoutouts if any

Close show

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

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Podcast #80 — It’s Roval Time

Show notes

Recap: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway

  • Kyle Busch becomes “roval proof” with victory
  • Leads the second-most laps on the night at 92
  • Truex led the most laps with 163
  • Not the most exciting Richmond race after a crazy first race at Vegas
  • Playoff drivers take positions 1-12
    • Outside of those, Joey Logano 14th, Denny Hamlin 16th, Kurt Busch 18th, Ryan Blaney 19th.
  • Points
    • 9: Chase Elliott +10
    • 10: Austin Dillon +10
    • 11: Alex Bowman +5
    • 12: Ryan Blaney +4
    • 13: Clint Bowyer -4
    • 14: Jimmie Johnson -6
    • 15: Erik Jones -21
    • 16: Denny Hamlin -29

 

News Items:

 

Silly Season:

 

Preview: Bank of America Roval 400

  • AUDIO: (1:40) Marcus Smith on SiriusXM, how the Roval came about
  • Picks
    • James: Jimmie Johnson
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Alex Bowman
    • James: Regan Smith

 

  • Shoutouts if any

 

Close show

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

 

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Podcast #79 — Brad Keselowski onto Round of 12

Show notes:

Recap: South Point Hotel and Casino 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Brad Keselowski gets the win
    • It’s his third win in a row
    • 500th Win for Team Penske
    • Is he solidly the fourth in the “big three?”
  • Bad day to be a playoff driver
    • Kevin Harvick crashes, takes Erik Jones with him.
      • Harvick finishes 39th, Jones 40th
    • Jamie McMurray crashes, takes Chase Elliott with him
      • Elliott finishes 36th
    • Denny Hamlin spins and wrecks in the grass
      • Finishes 32nd
    • Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman, all in crashes.
    • Kyle Busch had a spin
      • Recovers for a seventh-place finish
  • What in the world happened in Las Vegas?
  • What did we learn here that we should take with us the rest of the way into the playoffs?
  • It was hot. Not good for the fans. But is that what made the racing good?
  • Points
    • Aric Almirola +12
    • Austin Dillon +9
    • Clint Bowyer +7
    • Alex Bowman +6
    • Jimmie Johnson -6
    • Chase Elliott -9
    • Erik Jones -19
    • Denny Hamlin -20

News Items:

Preview: Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond Raceway

  • Picks
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
    • James: Kyle Larson

Dark Horse

    • James: William Byron
    • 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 @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #78 — The Playoff Grid is Set

Show notes:

Recap: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

  • Brad Keselowski wins

Xfinity race:

  • Review of the aero package?

News Items:

  • After we recorded last week it was announced Kasey Kahne would not run at Indy due to symptoms of exhaustion after Darlington.
    • He’ll be out three more races
    • Regan Smith is driving the car
  • Jamie McMurray will not be back at Ganasi next year
  • Trevor Bayne will not return to Roush next season
  • Matt D. not returning to GoFas racing

Do We Care?

  • NASCAR running driver logos and hashtags on the playoff contender cars during the playoffs

Brackets

Preview: South Point Hotel and Casino 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Picks
    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Eric: Kyle Busch

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Austin Dillon
    • 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 @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
  • Facebook @ TheSuperSpeedway

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Podcast #77 — Furniture Row Racing closing up shop

Show notes:

Recap:

  • Southern 500
    • Brad gets the job done!
      • What, if anything, does this mean for his title hopes?
    • Larson appears to let another great run get away.
    • The Bowyer wreck.
    • How great is throwback weekend?
  • Xfinity
    • Let’s chat about that Harvick/Chastain crash for a minute.

News Items:

Preview: Brickyard 400

  • Picks
    • James: Kyle Busch
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

    • Eric: William Byron
    • James: Ricky Stenhouse
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

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

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Podcast #76 — Was Gragson’s move the right one?

Show notes:

Recap:

Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

  • Justin Haley wins after dive-bomb by Noah Gragson on Todd Gilliland
    • What do we think of the pass?
    • How was the race overall?

Johnsonville 180 at Road America

  • Justin Allgaier wins
  • How was the race overall?

News Items:

Preview: Bojangles Southern 500

  • Picks
    • Eric: Kyle Larson
    • James: Denny Hamlin

Dark Horse

    • James: Austin Dillon
    • Eric: Jamie McMurray
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

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

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Podcast #75 — Is Bristol back?

Recap: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

  • Kurt Busch gets the win
  • Kyle Busch crashes on lap 1
  • Kyle Larson finishes second
  • Let’s talk about the race
    • Is this as good as the old Bristol?
    • Was not a clear-cut standout all race long
  • Is Kurt Busch now the fourth championship contender?

 

News Items:

 

Do We Care?

 

Preview: Bojangles Southern 500

  • Picks
    • Eric:
    • James:

Dark Horse

    • James:
    • Eric:

 

  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

 

Close show

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

 

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Podcast #72 — Chase Elliott gets his first Cup win

Show notes:

Recap: Go Bowling at the Glen

  • Chase Elliott gets his first win
    • Outduels the defending champ in MTJ
    • 250th win for Hendrick
    • Wins in his 99th attempt (same as Kyle Larson)
    • Wins after eight second-place finishes (same as his dad)
  • Kyle Busch falters with strongest car
    • Battles back to finish THIRD without the help of a caution
  • Dinger Disappoints
  • Logano finishes last
  • Xfinity cars race in the rain
    • Logano wins Saturday
    • Dinger messes up again
  • NBC does it’s radio-style (around the horn) broadcast again this year.
    • NBC New camera Angles
    • Problems — didn’t do a good job of showing comebacks by Dinger Saturday, KB Sunday.

News Items:

  • Brian France
    • Two hours after its most popular driver wins his first Cup race, NASCAR’s CEO and Chairman Brian France is arrested in the Hamptons and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance according to a Sag Harbor Village Police Department news release
    • NASCAR announces Tuesday that Brian France has decided to take an indefinite leave of absence from his role as chairman and CEO of NASCAR.
    • Jim France, son of Bill France Sr., has stepped into the role of CEO and Chairman.
      • France has served as vice chairman of the board of directors and executive vice president of NASCAR and previously as the CEO of ISC
      • Brian France Statement: “I apologize to our fans, our industry and my family for the impact of my actions last night,” said France in a prepared statement released by NASCAR. “Effective immediately, I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from my position to focus on my personal affairs.”
      • https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cup/news/brian-france-i-will-be-taking-a-leave-of-absence/3155072/

Do We Care?

  • Xfinity Series raced in the rain Saturday. Do we care about rain racing?

Preview: Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway

  • Eric will be there
    • Upcoming stuff for the podcast
      • James is taking next week off. Hoping to have Aaron Bearden on to co-host after the race
      • Planning to interview @TheOrangeCone during the weekend for a future podcast.
  • Picks
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
    • James: Clint Bowyer

Dark Horse

    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Ryan Newman
  • Shoutouts if any

Close show

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

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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)