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

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Jackass Corner

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Close show 

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

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Close show 

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

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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

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Jackass Corner

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Close show 

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

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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: 
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Jackass Corner

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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 #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:

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  • 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

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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 #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: 
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Jackass Corner

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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 #237 — Blaney wins NASCAR All Star fiasco twice

Show notes:

Review the The All Star Race

  • Blaney vs Stupidity
    • Did anything go right at the end?
  • The Busch/Chastain Crash
  • More Tire issues
  • Should we blow up Texas Motor Speedway?

Xfinity Series: Texas 250 

  • Cup Ringers steal the show – Reddick first and Byron Second
  • Josh Berry wrecks in front of the field. 
    • Had the car to beat
    • Took out a couple of strong competitors too

Truck Series: Speedycash.com 220

  • Stewart Friesen gets an excellent restart for the win.
  • This was a good race. A lot of comers and goers 

News

Weekend Preview Charlotte Motor Speedway

Picks

  • Truck Series: North Carolina Education Lottery 200
    • James: John Hunter Nemecheck
    • Eric: Carson Hocevar
  • Xfinity Series: Alsco 300
    • James: Justin Allgaier
    • Eric: Ty Gibbs
  • Cup: Coca-Cola 600
    • James: Kyle Larson
    • Eric: Ryan Blaney

Fantasy League

Shoutouts if any

  • Eric: 
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Jackass Corner

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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 #236 — Kurt Busch gets popular win for MJ

Review the Advent Health 400

  • Kurt Busch gets an emotional win for 23XI in dominating fashion
  • Great closing battle between Kurt and Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson
    • Larson’s crew says Kurt put him in the fence. “No he didn’t,” Larson responds
  • Left rear tire issues plague teams
  • Bubba Wallace had a good run going until a tire got away on pit road

Truck Series: Heart of America 200

  • Zane Smith dominates for victory
  • Did anything else happen in this race?

News

Weekend Preview Texas Motor Speedway

Picks

  • Truck Series: Speedycash.com 220
    • Eric: Grant Enfinger
    • James: Zane Smith
  • Xfinity Series: Texas 250
    • Eric: Josh Berry
    • James: Noah Gragson
  • Cup: All Star Race (no points)
    • Eric: Kyle Larson
    • 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:

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