Podcast #65 — Iowa Speedway needs a Cup race

Show Notes:

Recap: Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity races at Iowa

  • Good races both days
  • Trucks: Noah Gragson tries the Carl Edwards video game move for the win.
  • Xfinity: Allgaier leads a ton of laps but holds off charges for the win

News Items:

New segment: Do we care?

  • This is a segment we will try to do every week on the podcast. We’ll take something a bunch of people are talking about or something not many people are talking about and discuss whether we care about it and whether the fans should care about it.
  • During this weekend’s races at Iowa, Fox saved money by not having their main broadcasters travel to the event. Instead, they announced the race from a studio in Charlotte. The pit reporters were at the track, but Vince Welch, Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip, etc., were not there for the race.
    • Do we care?

Preview: Toyota/Save Mart 350 from Sonoma Raceway

  • Picks
    • James: Kurt Busch
    • Eric: Clint Bowyer

Dark Horse

    • Eric: Daniel Suarez
    • James: Michael McDowell
  • 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

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
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Podcast #64 — Clint Bowyer knows how to celebrate

Show notes:

Recap: FireKeepers Casino 400

  • Clint Bowyer gets the win.
    • Bugga goes for two tires. Clint holds Harvick off for two laps.
    • Clint Bowyer tweet Monday:
    • End of Stage 1, NASCAR doesn’t open pit road.
      • NASCAR’s Richard Buck said this is not unusual
      • Audio (2:43) — Richard Buck explains stage protocol
    • Race was rain-delayed and rain shortened
      • What do we think of NASCAR’s calls this weekend on the rain?
      • Both days forecast said we wouldn’t race
      • Both races seemed rushed to try to get halfway.
      • Got both races in but barely.
      • Is it better to run a shortened race on the scheduled day or run the full race a day later?

Recap: Xfinity Series LTi Printing 250

  • Austin Dillon gets the win
  • Second week in a row with the new Aero package. What did we think?

News Items:

Close show

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

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
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

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
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well.
  • Find us on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud

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:

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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:

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

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:

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

Podcast #57 — Enough With All The Commercials

Show Notes:

Recap: GEICO 500 at Talladega

  • Joey Logano is back in victory lane, a year after his last victory.
  • Race was mildly uneventful
    • One “big one”
    • Hamlin speeding issues
    • Weird fuel strategy
    • No one making the move at the end.
  • Xfinity race was the second all drivers broadcast
    • Spencer Gallagher gets first Xfinity win

News Items:

  • Spencer Gallagher suspended from NASCAR indefinitely due to violation of the Substance Abuse Policy
  • NASCAR buys ARCA
    • What does this mean?
    • Is this good or bad?
  • Dale Jr. is a dad

Preview: AAA 400 Drive for Autism

  • Expectations?
  • Picks
    • James: Jimmie Johnson
    • Eric: Chase Elliott
  • Dark Horse:
    • Eric: Erik Jones
    • James: Aric Almirola  
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league
    • Plug Patreon

Close show

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

Podcast #56 — Guess Who’s Back, Kenseth’s Back

  • Matt Kenseth set to return to Roush Fenway in Kansas in the 6 car
    • Will split time with Bayne
    • Could be a multi year deal
    • Wyndham is the sponsor – New to the sport
    • Our Thoughts on the deal

Recap: Toyota Owners 400

News Items:

Preview: GEICO 500 at Talladega

  • Expectations?
  • Picks
    • Eric: Joey Logano
    • James: Brad Keselowski
  • Dark Horse:
    • James: Trevor Bayne
    • Eric: Darrell Wallace
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @TSuperSpeedway 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

Podcast #55 — Kyle Busch and Dale Jr. Clear the Air

Show notes:

Recap: Food City 500

  • KB Makes it two in a row
  • Kyle Larson finishes second to Busch again
  • Bubba Wallace had a STRONG race. Took the lead at one point.
  • Felt a bit like the old Bristol
  • Winners and losers?

News Items:

Preview: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

  • Expectations?
  • Picks
    • James: Kyle Busch
    • Eric: Denny Hamlin
  • Dark Horse:
    • Eric: Aric Almirola
    • James: Kasey Kahne
  • Shoutouts if any
    • Plug the fantasy league

Close show

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • You can find me @TSuperSpeedway on Twitter
  • James @jameskuch 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: Toyota Owners 400

The Place: Richmond Raceway

The Date: Saturday, April 21

The Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

TV: FOX, 6 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 300 miles (400 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 100),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 200), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 400)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: ToyotaCare 250

The Place: Richmond Raceway

The Date: Friday, April 20

The Time: 7 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 6:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 187.5 miles (250 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 75),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 150), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 250)