Podcast #248 — Harvick ends 65-race winless streak with Michigan win

Show notes:

Review Michigan

  • Cup Series: FireKeepers Casino 400
    • Kevin Harvick breaks a 65-race winless streak and earns a playoff spot
    • Dustin Long from NBC asked Harvick about his mental toughness and how he is able to maintain that through a long winless streak
      • Audio (1:43): Harvick Replacing Earnhardt
      • Audio (1:01): Harvick Playoff Prep
    • Audio (0:51): Joey Logano Postrace
    • Denny Hamlin had probably the strongest car on the day, but a couple penalties on pit road put him in the back and he never got a caution to make that time up. He was asked postrace whether the mistakes his team has made this season are troubling. 
      • Audio (0:58): Denny Hamlin Postrace
    • Bubba Wallace finished second. After the race he took a long time to get out of the car, and when he finally did he took off his helmet and knelt next to the car with his head down and stayed there until crew chief Bootie Barker came over and had a few words with him. Afterward, Bubba was asked why he was so emotional
      • Audio (1:35): Bubba Wallace Postrace
    • Bell and Chastain get together to cause late caution.
  • Xfinity Series: New Holland 250
    • Ty Gibbs gets another Xfinity Series win
    • Race mostly dominated by Gibbs and Gragson, and to a lesser extent Allgaier

Playoff Picture:

News

  • Tony Stewart launching NFTs
  • Petty GMS to announce driver of the 42 Wednesday

Picks Richmond

  • Truck Series: Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation
    • James: John Hunter Nemechek
    • Eric: Chandler Smith
  • Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400
    • James: Ryan Blaney
    • Eric: Martin Truex Jr. 

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
    • Berlin Raceway this Wednesday is the Battle at Berlin 250. I’ll be out there. William Byron won the Money In the Bank 150 earlier this year, and he’ll be back out there for this one. I asked him about racing at Berlin during his media availability Saturday at MIS. 
      • Audio (1:05): Byron on Berlin
    • Claire B. Lang
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Close show 

  • Where can we be found on social media?
  • James @jameskuch on Twitter
  • Eric @TSuperspeedway on Twitter
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246 — Reddick wins at Bowman Gray, er, Indianapolis

Show notes:

Review Indy

  • Cup Series: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
  • Truck Series: TSport 200 Presented by Crescent Tools at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
    • Grant Enfinger locks into the second round
    • John Hunter driving like a moron, wrecks Taylor Gray while leading late
    • IRP is awesome
  • Xfinity Series: Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard
    • AJ wins his 9th Road Course race. 

Playoff Picture:

News

Picks Michigan

  • Xfinity Series: New Holland 250
    • Eric: Josh Berry
    • James: Austin Hill
  • Cup Series: FireKeepers Casino 400
    • Eric: Erik Jones
    • James: Tyler Reddick

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Close show 

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

 For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #245 — NASCAR stacking up the penalties

Show notes:

Review Pocono

  • Cup Series: M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400
    • Denny wins, sort of. 
      • Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch DQ’d, giving win to Chase Elliott
    • Denny and Ross Chastain get into it again
    • Gibbs gets first Cup start filling in for injured Kurt Busch
    • Front Row Motorsports #34 of Michael McDowell hit with an L2 penalty for modification of a single-source supplied part. 
  • Truck Series: CRC Brakleen 150
    • Chandler Smith wins
    • Zane Smith wins the regular season title
  • Xfinity Series: Explore the Pocono Mountains 225
    • Spectacular race between Gragson and Gibbs at the end
    • Jeb Burton wild crash

Playoff Picture:

SRX Corner: 

  • Chase Elliott goes 2-for-2 beating Tony Stewart for the win
  • Marco Andretti wins the title … or did he?
  • Paul Tracey wrecks Ryan Blaney early in heat 1
  • Austin Karp from the Sports Business Journal reports that the season averaged 1 million viewers each week

News

Picks Pocono

  • Truck Series: TSport 200 Presented by Crescent Tools at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
    • Eric: Zane Smith
    • James: Chandler Smith
  • Xfinity Series: Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard
    • Eric: AJ Allmendinger
    • James: Ty Gibbs
  • Cup Series: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
    • Eric: Tyler Reddick
    • James: Chase Briscoe

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Close show 

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

 For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
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Podcast #244 — NASCAR is out on the streets – of Chicago

BREAKING NEWS

Review New Hampshire

  • Cup Series: Ambetter 301
    • Chris Bell powers through
    • MTJ Dominates and Fades
    • Chase stays hot
    • KFB spins and spins
    • What a day for Brad Keselowski
  • Xfinity Series: Crayon 200
    • Justin Allgaier wins
    • Multiple DQ’s for Gragson and Cassill

Playoff Picture is shaken up:

SRX Corner: 

  • Tony flexes on the field
  • Championship is down to 4 drivers
    • Andretti 170
    • Newman 162
    • Stewart 157
    • Labonte 155
  • SRX does a disservice to itself not showing it faster
  • Willy T. 
  • The Blaneys and Chase will race at Sharon in the finale

News

Picks Pocono

  • Truck Series: CRC Brakleen 150
    • Eric: John Hunter Nemechek
    • James: Zane Smith
  • Xfinity Series: Explore the Pocono Mountains 225
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
  • Cup Series: M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400
    • Eric: Kyle Busch
    • James: Chase Elliott 

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Close show 

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

 For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #243 — Meeting Ross Chastain at the Food Lion

Review Atlanta and Mid-Ohio

  • Cup Series: Quaker State 400
    • Chase Elliott backs up a strong run last week with a win at his home track
    • Atlanta is good or great now?
    • Ross…
  • Xfinity Series: Alsco Uniforms 250
    • Austin Hill gets redemption from the Spring
  • Truck Series: O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio
    • Parker Kligerman out duels Zane Smith

SRX Corner: 

  • Bobbie Labonte finally crosses the line first.
  • A tame race at Nashville
    • Is the track too fast for SRX?
  • Josef Newgarden wins a heat and wrecks
  • Paul Tracy continues to show improvement

News

Picks New Hampshire

  • Xfinity Series: Crayon 200
    • James: Justin Allgaier
    • Eric: Noah Gragson
  • Cup Series: Ambetter 301
    • James: Denny Hamlin
    • Eric: Ross Chastain

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James:

Close show 

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

 For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #242 — Tyler Reddick is FINALLY a NASCAR Cup Series winner

Show notes:

Review Road America

  • Cup Series (Road America): Kwik Trip 250
    • Tyler Reddick finally is a Cup Series winner
    • Chase Elliott dominates
    • Tyler Reddick takes the lead following the final pit stop
  • Xfinity Series (Road America): Henry 180
    • Ty Gibbs out-duels the Champ, Kyle Larson, to take the win
    • Noah Gragson sends Sage Carem after contact involving a bunch of cars (including himself)

A look at the playoff picture:

SRX Corner: 

  • Ryan Newman wins at Stafford
  • Significantly less contact in this one
  • Paul Tracey had a semi-decent showing
  • Smoke led early but fell back (playing up the show?)

News

Picks

  • Truck Series (Mid-Ohio): O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio
    • James: Carson Hocevar
    • Eric: Ben Rhodes
  • Xfinity Series (Atlanta): Alsco Uniforms 250
    • James: Austin Hill
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
  • Cup Series (Atlanta): Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart
    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Bubba Wallace

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James:

Close show 

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

 For more of the podcast:

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Podcast #241 — Chase Elliott beats the heat at Nashville

Review Nashville

  • Cup Series: Ally 400
  • Chase Elliott wins
  • Bubba Wallace doesn’t want his crew chief to speak to him anymore
  • Kyle Busch races through the pack from last place, dominates until the rain, then says it’s impossible to pass in this car. 
  • No caution for Brad Keselowski crash with a couple laps to go. 
  • Truck Series: Rackley Roofing 200
    • Ryan Preece wishes we raced at Nashville 10 times a year, wins for second year in a row
  • Xfinity Series: Tennessee Lottery 250
    • Justin Allgaier dominates
    • Sam Mayer and Ty Gibbs get together again, but both brush it off. 

Knoxville

  • Truck Series: Clean Harbors 150
    • Todd Gilliland returns for one race, wins
    • Carson Hocevar breaks with the truck to beat. 
    • Jessica Friesen flips, but you wouldn’t know it if you watched Fox Sports. 

A look at the playoff picture:

SRX Corner: 

  • Helio wins at Five Flags
    • Will get a shot in the Cup Series as a result
  • Tony Stewart wins at South Boston after tangling with Ernie Francis Jr. 
  • Michael Waltrip and Marco Andretti get together as well. Waltrip says Marco is going to get a visit from “Uncle Mike.”

News

Picks

  • Xfinity Series (Road America): Henry 180
    • James: AJ Allmendinger
    • Eric: Riley Herbst
  • Cup Series (Road America): Kwik Trip 250
    • James: Chase Elliott
    • Eric: Kevin Harvick

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James:

Close show 

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

 For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Can find old episodes of the podcast, show notes, links to the articles we discussed, past race coverage, photos and more. 
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Podcast #240 — Daniel Suarez smashes the piñata after win at Sonoma

Review Toyota Save Mart 350

  • Daniel Suarez gets his first career win
  • Lots of comers and goers 
  • New car seemed more stable? 

Truck Series: Door Dash 250

  • Carson Hocevar wins the pole, spins after winning the pole, is relieved by Suarez, Gets a 6th place finish
  • KFB gets a win in his last start of the season
    • Extending his streak to 10 years 
    • It is his 62 career win

A look at the playoff picture:

News

  • The Clash returns to LA on February 5, 2023

Weekend Preview: Nashville (Week Off)

Picks

Knoxville

  • Truck Series: Clean Harbors 150
    • James: Ben Rhodes
    • Eric: Chandler Smith

Nashville

  • Truck Series: Rackley Roofing 200
    • James: John Hunter Nemechek
    • Eric: Todd Gilliland
  • Xfinity Series: Tennessee Lottery 250
    • James: Justin Allgaier
    • Eric: Brandon Jones
  • Cup: Ally 400
    • James: William Byron
    • Eric: Ross Chastain

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James:

Close show 

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

 For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Can find old episodes of the podcast, show notes, links to the articles we discussed, past race coverage, photos and more. 
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Podcast #239 — Logano joins 2-win club while Chastain battles Hamlin at Gateway

Show notes:

Review Enjoy Illinois 300

Xfinity Series: Pacific Automation 147

  • AJ Battles for an epic win
  • Ty Gibbs is wiped out by Jesse Iwuji and gets into it with Noah 
  • Should we be racing in the rain?

Truck Series: Toyota 200

  • Carson Hocevar injured in a bad wreck
  • An incredible late restart goes to Corey Heim

News

Weekend Preview: Sonoma Raceway

Picks

  • Truck Series: Door Dash 250
    • James: John Hunter Nemechek
    • Eric: Ben Rhodes
  • Cup: Toyota / Save Mart 350
    • James: Kyle Busch
    • Eric: Kurt Busch

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James:

Close show 

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

 For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well. 
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Podcast #238 — Hamlin prevails during Greatest Day in Motorsports

Review The Coke 600 and Happy Motorsports Day!

Xfinity Series: Alsco Uniforms 300

  • Josh Berry gets the victory after battling it out with teammate Justin Allgaier
    • Allgaier cuts down a tire after contact with the wall. 
  • Jeb Burton was not happy with Noah Gragson after the race

Truck Series: NC Education Lottery 200

  • Carson Hocevar dominates but wrecks late after battling with Ryan Preece. Preece was not happy with Hocevar after the race.
  • Ross Chastain smashes another watermelon. 

News

  • Phoenix sells out 2022 Championship race and gets the 2023 race

Weekend Preview Gateway and Portland

  • 2 new venues!

Picks

  • Truck Series: Toyota 200
    • Eric: Stewart Friesen
    • James: Carson Hocevar
  • Xfinity Series: (in Portland) Pacific Automation 147
    • Eric: AJ Allmendinger
    • James: Ty Gibbs
  • Cup: Enjoy Illinois 300
    • Eric: Joey Logano
    • James: Chase Briscoe

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
  • James: 

Jackass Corner

  • Eric: 
  • James:

Close show 

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

 For more of the podcast:

  • Website address: www.thesuperspeedway.com
  • Podcasts will be found on there as well. 
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