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Steve Thomson talks with Reid Spencer from NASCAR Wire Service about Kyle Larson's impressive performance, his comeback story, Chase Elliott, the NASCAR playoffs, elimination format and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Only three races remain in the NASCAR season. Spotters T.J. Majors and Brett Griffin are in the Bojangles Studio to breakdown the weekend of action from Texas Motor Speedway. Hear the guys react to the (too?) long 500-mile afternoon in the Lone Star State, how absent Freddie Kraft's driver Bubba Wallace contributed to the attrition of the race and where a strong day leads Brad Keselowski and TJ in the playoff standings. The gang then dives into the continued Kevin Harvick vs Chase Elliott feud. NASCAR spoke to both parties involved last week, warning of serious consequences if their battle continued. Did both drivers abide by that? Should NASCAR be stepping in like this? The guys answer these questions and hear what Harvick said about Elliott post-race on Sunday. Kyle Busch was not very happy with his performance at Texas, vocally complaining about the racing over the radio. He went as far as sharing NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell's email over his radio. Find out what the crew thinks about Busch doing this and what repercussions it might have. Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe exchanged heated comments during Sunday's race, as contact between the two cut Briscoe's tire down. Hamlin wasn't very happy with how he was raced and delivered a fiery jab over the radio. Hear what he said and how their incident from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course race continues to linger. Following the race, Kyle Busch was asked about the lack of respect on the race track. Busch didn't hold back in his response, sharing how he believes the younger drivers have negatively impacted the respect shared among competitors. Do the spotters see the same thing in the NASCAR Cup Series? They explain. During last week's Next Gen test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, NASCAR confirmed the 2022 aero package. Does the gang agree with even lower horsepower next year? Their responses may surprise you. NASCAR President Steve Phelps gave strong praise for the Next Gen car last week, saying it will cure-all that currently ails NASCAR. Hear what the guys have to say about that comment and whether or not they think it will happen. The pre-race drivers meeting is likely an event of the past moving into 2022 and the table believes that is not a good decision. Listen to why the drivers meeting has served a very valuable purpose previously, even if it's not competition-related. Charter talk heated up again this week as 23XI Racing's deal for a second charter fell through. Hear what that says about the current market and how this may impact teams next season. Plus, hear what the spotters would like to see happen to open up the field to more competitors. In Reaction Theatre, Brett is accused of bias, the guys get into a faster car or fastest driver debate, TJ is warned ahead of Kansas and a sleep aid commercial makes its debut.
Episode 216: Kenny and Rene talk about the somewhat wild Elimination race at the Roval. The fiery feud between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott. They also analyze the eight drivers remaining in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Then Kenny and Rene will give their predictions for this weekend's race at the Texas Motor Speedway #AllTurnsNoBrakes
Dare we say...another jam-packed episode. We have a lot to cover in this week's episode. Starting with life happenings (highs and lows) for our Let's Go Racing Family and how it impacted how we experienced racing the past 3 weeks. We discuss the Round of 12 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway) and preview the Round of 8. This episode is being released on the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), which celebrates the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx culture in America. To commemorate this month one last time, we interviewed NASCAR Marketing Communications Manager, Marielkis Salazar, who focuses her work on multicultural. Why is representation so important? Listen to learn more. (01:09) Life Happens - our family dealt with highs and lows, the past 3 weeks and we discuss how we experienced NASCAR racing during this time with #RaceRecaps of South Point 400, YellaWood 500, and Bank of America Roval 400. (05:32) How we found out about Bubba Wallace's historic race win at Talladega...not the way we would have drawn it up...but exciting nonetheless (19:16) Listening to the Roval 400 on the radio - a unique way to listen to racing, with more racing fireworks between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott (33:16) Where is the NASCAR Cup Series going next week? (34:42) Let's Go Racing Family Picks of the Week (#RacePicks): Autotrader EchoPark 500 at2 Texas Motor Speedway (October 17th) (37:39) #6DegreesofNASCAR - Sebas connects Daniel Craig to NASCAR in less than 6 degrees of separation (40:35) National #HispanicHeritageMonth - we interview NASCAR Communications Manager, Marielkis Salazar to talk about why it's important for NASCAR to celebrate and recognize Hispanic/Latinx Culture Don't forget to send us your questions or comments: Letsgoracingfamily@gmail.com Social Media: #LetsGoRacingFamilyPodcast #NASCARpodcast #FamilyPodcast #LetsGoRacingFamily #RacingPodcast #RacingThroughLife #RacePicks #6DegreesofNASCAR #IamNASCAR #NASCAR #HispanicHeritageMonth Follow us on your favorite social media platforms: - Facebook: @LetsGoRacingFamily - Instagram: @LetsGoRacingFamily - Twitter: @LetsGoRacingFam - TikTok: @LetsGoRacingFamily
With the NASCAR Cup Series' Round of 8 kicking off this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss what the race in the Lone Star State might look like, whether the feud between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott is finally over after NASCAR's intervention and who the four drivers eliminated after ... Read more
This week, we are joined by Matt Beamer from Ramblin' About Racin' to talk about the wild weekend at the ROVAL in Charlotte, the Chase Elliott & Kevin Harvick Lovefest, what we might see in Texas and we also take a look back at what we saw in Talladega. We have some great dialogue on a wide variety of topics and we hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much for listening and please follow us on Twitter @NASCARBlindSpot!
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley and Chris Fortenberry on the show. First off, Hayden and Liam exchange experiences at the Charlotte Roval course, including Liam's frustration with Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott's crash. As well, discussion of the Turkish Grand Prix, Valterri Bottas' win, and thoughts on the remaining races on the calendar. As well, Texas A&M upsets Alabama, Kentucky's chances against a hot Georgia team, and whether or not Spencer Rattler should be Oklahoma's QB going forward. For the NFL, the Bills defeat the Chiefs and retake the AFC throne. Are the Chiefs in trouble this year, and who currently are the Top 3 teams in the league? Lastly, thoughts on the Jon Gruden situation and his resignation and GamePicks. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/offthebenchxlr/support
Negative Nease and Gavin get you ready for a huge game this weekend against #13 Ole Miss as Lane Kiffin returns to Neyland Stadium. We'll also look back at the Vols blowout win against South Carolina and take a look around the SEC. Negative Nease is also fired up about the NASCAR feud between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott and Jon Gruden getting fired from the Raiders.
In this episode, we discuss the Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott feud that continued at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, Kyle Larson's seventh victory of the season, AJ Allmendinger winning the Xfinity Series race and all the news of the week. We also preview the upcoming weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Show notes at www.thesuperspeedway.com.
He came with speed, and he came with gifts. IndyCar Series Champion Alex Palou, the young champion, sits at the table with Dale Earnhardt Jr. to talk about his sudden rise to the pinnacles of motorsport. The colorful Spaniard didn't come from a racing family. It was a local go-kart track near his home village of Sant Antoni de Vilamajor Spain, that sparked his interest in becoming a racecar driver. From there, a path of persistence, raw speed, and opportunity led him to eventually become the 2021 NTT Indycar Series Champion. Palou connects with Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis about life in Spain and what it was like to grow up overseas. A racing path that took him far from home at a young age to Japan, Palou had to get used to different cultures as he tried to find himself as a racer and a man. That path didn't come without disappointment and setback. From homemade mountain dynos to racing for big teams in GP3 and F3, it's a true racing story. Alex Palou came on the scene with success in his rookie IndyCar season with Dale Coyne Racing. But it was his sophomore season that set the stage for his meteoric rise. An opportunity came with Chip Ganassi Racing and he took full advantage of it. Leaning on veteran leadership of teammates Scott Dixon and Jimmie Johnson, the youngster made a name for himself with three victories and the series title. To boot, he nearly won the Indianapolis 500. The near-miss in the world's biggest race didn't set him back though. Palou shares how the 7-time NASCAR Champion, Johnson, helped him mentally break through setbacks. Palou also came into the Bojangles studio with gifts, for Dale's Birthday and also some keepsakes for the crew. The 24-year old shares his personality as he and Dale Jr. talk about the dynamic personalities of the international scene that IndyCar presents. Dale Jr. first experienced it in iRacing, and it is why he and Mike on fire for the open-wheel brand of racing. Before Palou's arrival, Dale Jr. took control of the room. We're joking. Actually, an energy drink and a spunky mood had the whole gang wondering where Dale Jr. would go next. From Frankenstein to Cash-only soda machines... Dale Jr. held court in ways only Dale Jr. can. He and Mike also touched on the hottest topic in NASCAR today, the ongoing rivalry between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick. In Ask Jr. it's all about the triangle... of the tasty kind! Dave Portnoy's latest Dale Jr. invoked Pizza review brings up some questions about how it went down and the Key West drunken pizza hotspot. We also learn about Dale Jr's latest Chevy Silverado and how he decided the wild graphics he put on it. That and much more in this entertaining version of The Dale Jr. Download. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Steve Letarte, Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett recap an exciting weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, and Pete Pistone drops by to talk about the Chase Elliott-Kevin Harvick feud that just won't die.
Another dramatic NASCAR Cup Series elimination playoff race has the spotters fired up after race weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Brett Griffin and T.J. Majors are in the Bojangles Studio, while Freddie Kraft calls into the show from the Next Gen test at Charlotte Monday morning. Now that the Round of 8 is set, T.J. talks advancing with Brad Keselowski further than most expected and how the No. 2 team overcame multiple spins on Sunday. Looking ahead to the next three races, Brett asks T.J. to honestly assess the team's opportunity to advance. Hear who may be favorited moving into the final four races and why there's no room for error. Kevin Harvick dished payback to Chase Elliott mid-race at the ROVAL, sending Elliott into the Turn 7 wall. The spotters share their initial reactions to the incident, how the fans reacted and the No. 9 team's ability to stay on the lead lap. Then as Elliott closed back in on Harvick, Harvick made a mistake that eliminated him from the playoffs. Hear the guys talk about how his plan completely backfired. After the first incident, the No. 9 team suffered major rear end damage. The bumper cover then hung off the car for numerous laps before flying off to bring out a debris caution. Why didn't Elliott get the black flag like NASCAR has done to drivers with loose bumper covers in the past? The crew dissects that call and the tweet that the main NASCAR account sent and later deleted after the yellow flag. Rick Hendrick suggested post-race that NASCAR should now intervene between Elliott and Harvick. Do the spotters agree? They debate and tell us whether they think this rivalry is over, or just getting good. Plus, they predict what to expect between the two in the Round of 8. As William Byron fought for his playoff life late in the race, Tyler Reddick may have had a hand in costing Byron a shot at the win. Hear what the gang says about how the two raced each other. Martin Truex Jr. hung onto his final playoff spot by a thread late in the going after being spun by Joey Hand, who was making his NASCAR debut. Should drivers be able to make their first start in the playoffs? Hear what the guys have to say. Then the crew reacts to Graham Rahal's tweet about the idea of playoffs in racing versus a season-long championship format. Which is better? Why does NASCAR do playoffs? The guys share some insight. In Reaction Theatre, Kevin Harvick receives no love, someone dares to give Elliott a bold nickname and Christmas caroling starts early. Then, the team makes Championship 4 predictions for both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series heading into the first race of the Round of 8 at Texas Motor Speedway. Plus, hear what experiment Texas is trying in its playoff races this weekend. And is a fan favorite race track coming back to life? Brett has some details.
NASCAR on NBC analyst Dale Jarrett on his initial impressions of Kevin Harvick's intentional wreck of Chase Elliott (1:30); why DJ is OK with Harvick's move and how it's different from Matt Kenseth wrecking Joey Logano intentionally at Martinsville in 2015 (3:00); was the timing of Harvick's payback surprising? (4:30); would Elliott have been surprised by the payback? (5:45); how much of a factor did Elliott's closing rate play in Harvick's crash (7:15); would Chase have returned the favor if he had the chance (9:15); how stunning it was to see Harvick make an uncharacteristic mistake (10:45); is this feud now over? (13:00); will there be repercussions from “Merry Offseason and Happy Christmas (15:00); a well-made point from DJ on the need for rivalries but what comes with that (17:00); the black flag that didn't happen for the bumper cover (19:00); at what point should NASCAR step into the Elliott-Harvick feud (21:00); DJ's firsthand history with NASCAR sitdowns (23:30); thoughts on Kyle Larson's incredible comeback victory (25:30); how Larson's championship emergence was evident in his battle with Tyler Reddick (28:00); some sage Earnhardt championship wisdom from DJ (30:30); what happened to William Byron and the late contact with Tyler Reddick (32:30); sizing up the Round of 8 (35:00).
The Round of 12 concluded at Charlotte Motor Speedway's ROVAL Sunday (Oct. 10), a rollercoaster 109-lap race in which nearly every playoff driver faced adversity. However, the biggest controversy coming out of the event was NASCAR's decision not to black flag Chase Elliott while his rear bumper cover flapped in the wind for multiple laps ... Read more
From his newfound love of fly fishing to the reasons he enjoys piloting his airplane, the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion shares some fun insight into his life and interests in this week's 12 Questions interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A tripleheader of NASCAR Playoffs racing is in the books from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Freddie Kraft returns from out west along with special guest, Cup race winning spotter Chris Lambert to breakdown all that unfolded from the weekend. First, learn about Lambert's background, how he took T.J. Majors' job back in the day and his path to working with Denny Hamlin for the last decade. Plus, hear his take on why Sunday's race at Las Vegas was such an important one to win. Drama from Las Vegas started early as the Truck Series put on a show. Hear the gang react to Sheldon Creed and Chandler Smith's crash and Creed saying he throttled up when the caution was displayed. NASCAR penalized Carson Hocevar later in the race for intentionally spinning to bring out a caution. Does this set a new precedent for penalties? The gang weighs in. Daniel Hemric announced he's headed to Kaulig Racing next year, on the same weekend where he became the driver with the most top-five finishes to never win a race in NASCAR history. Lambert shares his opinion on Hemric's career and what he may lack compared to his competition. On Sunday, Hendrick Motorsports looked primed for another standout performance. However, they may have shot themselves in the foot with pit strategy. Hear how they cost themselves the race and why it didn't faze the No. 11 team one bit. Kyle Busch was among the many drivers vocal about lapped cars on the radio during the Cup Series race. Hear Freddie explain why the problem isn't getting any better and there's again one team at the center of it. Lambert weighs in and discusses how much of an issue the slow cars have become. Hamlin's victory earns him a spot in the Round of 8 where he will look to make the Championship 4 for the second consecutive year. Is Hamlin better prepared for a title fight this year compared to last? His spotter tells us about the position the No. 11 team's in and what Hamlin does that could make the difference. Kevin Harvick didn't stop playing head games with Chase Elliott at Las Vegas. Hear what Harvick compared Elliott to and why it undoubtedly will have Elliott think twice while racing around the No. 4 car. Reports of what practice and qualifying will look like in 2022 surfaced last week and it has the crew concerned about how it will translate to the on-track product. Hear what to expect and some insight from the Next Gen test at Daytona. In Reaction Theatre, DBC goes international with callers from across the pond, fans are still mad at Kevin Harvick, and Casey Boat is welcomed back with a nice message and a new song.
Episode 213: Kenny and Rene talk about the insane weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. They discuss the antics between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott. Then Kenny and Rene will give their predictions for this weekend's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway #AllTurnsNoBrakes
He's a three-time Daytona 500 champion, veteran of the sport for over two decades and now the first spotter to appear on Victory Lane. Chris Lambert joins Davey for part one (20:30) of their fascinating and all-encompassing conversation. He details how he got into spotting despite not seeking it out, why he didn't pursue driving, growing up in Kannapolis and becoming involved in racing. He also explains the role spotters play besides just talking over the radio, why he wears four (!) radios during a race (and why he used to wear FIVE), how the job has evolved over the last two decades and his weekly interactions with NASCAR officials over the years. Spending more time with each other than their families, the spotters stand is a close fraternity, as Lambert explains. He's dealt with some strange happenings at track, involving fires, potholes and even bikini tops coming off (yes, really). Hear why Lambert called his time working at Red Bull Racing “by far the best working environment (he'd) ever been in,” how he spotted two cars simultaneously during the tandem drafting era, all the drivers he's worked with over the years and why he likes superspeedway racing more now than in previous eras. Plus, how his job differs from driver to driver, the first time he and Denny Hamlin worked together and why it didn't immediately click, why he was hesitant to spot for Hamlin in the first place but eventually agreed, his experience spotting the 24 Hours of Daytona and why he turned down a chance at spotting the Indianapolis 500 this year, a race that remains atop his spotting bucket list. Come back next week for part two of their chat, where Lambert opens up in one of the more serious episodes ever on Victory Lane. Davey recaps the insane weekend of racing from Bristol, whether Kevin Harvick or Chase Elliott is in the right or wrong, why whether or not you take your helmet off doesn't matter, his plea to let the drivers settle beef alone and the four drivers eliminated. In addition to a brief preview of Las Vegas, Papa Segal also pays homage to another NASCAR legend per usual.
Man, that was one hell of a "one-week break" for Dega Davy and The Nose! But hey, we are back in full force baby, and just in time for the playoffs! Richmond was a snoozefest per usual, but man we are excited for Bristol! Hammer down baby!
The best way to describe this episode is that it's jam-packed! We cover the last 2 races of Playoff Round #1 (Richmond and Bristol) and preview Round #2 with our #RacePicks for Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sept. 26). We also talk about our exciting NASCAR Racing Experience, where the entire family got to live the dream of racing around the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway. The boys each rode around with a professional driver at speeds of 170+ and both mom and dad had the chance to drive a stock car - so who was faster? You'll have to listen to find out. With the release of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series race schedule, we get a chance to preview next season and the tracks we are most excited to watch racing next year. September 15 - October 15 marks #HispanicHeritageMonth We are honored to share that NASCAR produced a profile on our family, the podcast and how our favorite sport brings our family together. Check it out on NASCAR.com, YouTube, or by searching the Let's Go Racing Family YouTube playlist. (1:09) #RaceRecap: Federated Auto Parts Salute to America Heroes 400 (September 11th) at Richmond Raceway (6:33) #RaceRecap: Bass Pro Shops Night Race (September 18th) at Bristol Motor Speedway (17:05) End of race fireworks between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott (30:18) Where is the Cup Series going next week? (31:41) Let's Go Racing Family Picks of the Week (#RacePicks): South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (September 26th) (34:15) The NASCAR Racing Experience at The World Center of Racing (47:35) #NASCARNews - 2022 Cup Series race schedule released (55:58) #HispanicHeritageMonth - NASCAR featured our family in a profile about our love of the sport and our #podcast Don't forget to send us your questions or comments: Letsgoracingfamily@gmail.com Social Media: #LetsGoRacingFamilyPodcast #NASCARpodcast #FamilyPodcast #LetsGoRacingFamily #RacingPodcast #RacingThroughLife #RacePicks #6DegreesofNASCAR #IamNASCAR #NASCAR #HispanicHeritageMonth Follow us on your favorite social media platforms: - Facebook: @LetsGoRacingFamily - Instagram: @LetsGoRacingFamily - Twitter: @LetsGoRacingFam - TikTok: @LetsGoRacingFamily
Racing has always been a family affair for the Earnhardts. Dale Earnhardt Jr. decides to sit down with his uncle, Danny Earnhardt Sr., about life as one of the most low-key parts of the Earnhardt racing legacy. Danny gives us a peek at what life was like growing up on Sedan Avenue in Kannapolis, NC as the son of a dirt track legend, Ralph Earnhardt. What were the Earnhardt children like growing up? He tells us about a path from playing in the streets and flunking fifth grade to working in the famed garage preparing Ralph's stock cars. Dale gets Danny to open up about when the family lost their patriarch to a heart attack in 1973. This family isn't a simple one. Danny and Dale Jr. outline how three racing families, the Earnhardts, the Eurys, and the Gees became one. It wasn't always racing for Danny, life at the Mill in Kannapolis was hard work, but a choice for the quiet gentleman. All the while, he kept weekends for racing, Danny was always there for Dale Sr. in his racing career from working in the shop, pitting the cars, to being his biggest fan in the stands. He tells a never-told story of Dale Earnhardt's first laps on pavement at North Carolina's Hickory Motor Speedway. When some third-generation driver named Dale Earnhardt Jr. came along, it was Danny who bent his brother's ear about the young driver's talent and promise. The story could've been over in February of 2001 after the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. But, Dale Jr, Danny, and the rest of the family carried on with the strength and grit that is known from this family. Nephew and Uncle talk for the first time about that day and how they spent the moments after the crash in Daytona. Before Danny arrives, Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis share their thoughts about the NASCAR weekend at Bristol that included a spectacular finish in the Xfinity Series and a post-race dust-up between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick. What's their take on the fireworks between the two angry drivers? Also, Dale Jr. phones Xfinity driver Kyle Weatherman after wrecking his bumper in the recent Richmond race. In AskJr presented by Xfinity, Dale is asked if he's ever impeded the finish of a race. He also gives his hot-take on the 2021 NASCAR schedule and what he thinks about Bristol's return to dirt racing. Plus, what Lost Speedway in Wilkes County, NC should think about a dirt surface of its own. Dale and the DJD gang of Matthew Dillner and Leah Vaughn talk about their favorite racing destinations if Dale Jr. brought a Motorsports time machine to the Bojangles Studio. That and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode, we break down the incredible weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, featuring the disagreement between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott, the wild finish in the Xfinity Series by AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric, and Chandler Smith putting it all on the line against Sheldon Creed to make the Truck Series playoffs. We also preview the upcoming South Point 400 weekend at Las Vegas. Show notes at www.thesuperspeedway.com.
Months of planning, strategizing, and creation has led Lionel Racing to officially launch two new endeavors for NASCAR die-cast collectors. The official launch episode of “Authenticated” combines the excitement from a wild Bristol race weekend with the first looks at the 2022 NASCAR Next Gen die-cast from Lionel Racing. To bring the Next Gen die-cast to life, we sit down with Lionel Racing CEO Howard Hitchcock to discuss everything that went into all facets of creating the Next Gen die-cast and lots more. Plus, in the “Fresh Paint” segment, we discuss everything that our art and production teams will be doing to create the most authentic die-cast replica of AJ Allmendinger's beat-up, but winning, NASCAR Xfinity Series car from Bristol.
Bristol Motor Speedway delivered a thrilling weekend of playoff racing and spotters TJ Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft are in the Bojangles Studio to react to everything that went down under the lights. With tempers flaring and multiple heated arguments post-race, the crew has plenty to talk about after the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs concluded. Shades of old Bristol showed throughout the tripleheader of races at the iconic short track and the guys discuss why that was and what to expect moving forward. Given the exciting racing on the concrete surface, many asked if it is still necessary to run the spring Bristol race weekend on dirt. Hear the spotters weigh in and what they wish to do instead of taking away a concrete surface Bristol race. As the intensity picked up late in the event on Saturday night, many playoff contenders suffered cut tires that jeopardized their chance at the championship. Hear how they recovered and what is expected to happen in similar situations with the Next Gen car. Chase Elliott was among those who suffered from a cut tire and he showed his frustration by taking a swipe at race leader Kevin Harvick later in the race. That then led to Elliott maintaining his line as a lapped car in front of Harvick for the remainder of the night as Elliott's teammate Kyle Larson drove by to win. This then sparked their heated confrontation post-race. The spotters break down the situation from both sides, provide insight from Harvick's manger Josh Jones who was in the middle of it all and share what they think might happen moving forward. They are also joined by Associated Press motorsports journalist Jenna Fryer to discuss what happened when Kevin Harvick and others told a media member to stop filming the conversation. Friday night's Xfinity Series race delivered plenty of drama too, as leaders AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric crashed while crossing the finish line. The guys discuss the incident and how the regular season championship came to be decided in dramatic fashion. In the Truck Series race, Chandler Smith's pass on Sheldon Creed for the win fueled a fiery debate. Hear what the gang thinks about Smith's move and how he passed his teammate John Hunter Nemechek a few laps later. The 2022 Cup Series schedule was released last week and the spotters analyze the major changes coming next season. Hear their opinions on the Clash at the LA Coliseum, racing on Easter Sunday, one off-week the entire year, Pocono losing its doubleheader, Gateway's Cup date, and Homestead returning to the playoffs. Then in Reaction Theatre, fans are fired up discussing Kevin Harvick leaving his helmet on, other people getting in the way of the drivers post-race, Chase Elliott's repeat offenses, plus two new songs.
The NASCAR Cup Series went to Bristol Motor Speedway for the final race of the Round of 16 on Saturday (Sept. 18), and amid the mayhem tempers flared during and after the race between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick. Who was in the right and will their feud continue heading to Sin City next week? ... Read more
Denny Hamlin speed off to victory in the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway and Locked himself into the Round Of 12 for the playoffs. While he celebrated his 1st checkered flag of the season,Many Playoff Drivers,Including William Byron,Alex Bowman,Chase Elliott,Michael McDowell,Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch all took hits during the 367 Lap event at Darlington.
A wild conclusion to the NASCAR Cup Series regular season at Daytona International Speedway has the spotters fired up with much to say. Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin and T.J. Majors relieve their nights at Daytona and react to all that played out through an intense race. Bubba Wallace and Freddie came up one position shy of a victory that would have earned the No. 23 team a playoff spot. Learn what Freddie instructed Bubba to do when the last lap crash broke out and why this second-place finish is nothing to celebrate. Brad Keselowski and T.J., and Kaz Grala and Brett fell victim to the same accident on Lap 158. Hear about the incoming missiles that took the No. 2 car out and why Grala came storming in there, landing a hard hit on Kyle Busch. After the wreck, Busch had some strong words about what the racing product produces at superspeedway tracks. Hear the spotters take on his opinion, why drivers race like maniacs in these events and dislike it so much. As the race neared the finish, manufacturer teamwork was setting up to determine the outcome. After the Ford cars pit early in Stage 3, the Chevrolets and Toyotas didn't pit in time before an accident involving three of the four Rick Ware Racing cars brought out a caution. The crew reacts to the cause of the wreck and how it impacted the finish. Prior to that yellow flag, Bubba Wallace grew frustrated over being passed by his corporate Toyota teammates after they drafted together to the lead. Freddie explains why it made him so mad that he yelled at Brett and why the Toyota camp can't seem to work together as well as the Fords. The NASCAR Playoffs begin this weekend at Darlington Raceway. Tyler Reddick secured the final spot but the spotters thought he was doing everything to lose it on Saturday night. They discuss his aggressive driving style and how he handles mistakes. Kevin Harvick is in the playoffs once again but now sits last on the playoff grid. How did he fall so far from being the championship favorite last season? The gang shares what has happened at Stewart-Haas Racing. Plus, they debate what to expect from the first round of the post-season and who may be eliminated early. After 23XI Racing revealed Kurt Busch will join the team in 2022, the car unveiled featured a number pushed forward from its current position. NASCAR then confirmed the new number placement for 2022. Was this unconventional way of making a significant shift in the sport the right way to go about the news? The crew debates and shares their thoughts on the new Cup car number spot. In Reaction Theatre, someone said hold my beer, T.J. looks for an invisible car, Chase Elliott receives zero love and Brett tells us who's hot. Later in What an Idiot, find out who may have cost themselves their best shot at a victory in their career.
The BC39 gets underway tonight at the Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and we've got a full rundown today, including who's in the packed field that features Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Tyler Courtney, Conor Daly, and more. We've also got details on the format and tonight's heat race lineups. There is also news from the All Stars, NARC King of the West, and more.
The maiden voyage for the Authenticated: The Die-cast Collector's Podcast introduces the future of the all-new show from Lionel Racing. We recap the NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen, introduce a number of new die-cast releases, preview the Indianapolis race weekend and give some insight into future episodes of Authenticated.
Summer vacation has concluded and Door Bumper Clear returns after race weekend at Watkins Glen International. Brett Griffin joined Freddie Kraft as co-spotters at the road course and they share their experience, including the story of Freddie's new nickname. T.J. Majors and Joey Logano found themselves on the wrong end of teammate Brad Keselowski's spin yesterday, hear what happened and how it impacted the No. 22 team's day. After vacationing in the same place, Casey Boat and Brett ended up on a flight home together. You won't want to miss their story on what went down. The gang then gets into what happened in New York over the weekend, starting with their overall reaction to the quality of the racing and what type of track The Glen is turning into. While battling up front midway through the race, Kyle Larson spun Christopher Bell entering Turn 1. Find out how the guys reacted and what they thought should have happened. On a quest for a Watkins Glen three-peat, Chase Elliott faced adversity from the start after failing pre-race inspection. Hear what concerning trend is developing in NASCAR regarding cheating and what the spotters think needs to happen to correct it. With three races remaining in the regular season, Denny Hamlin and Larson are now tied for the points lead. Who has the upper hand? The crew debates this, plus whether Jimmie Johnson could have won seven titles with a different organization. Ty Gibbs claimed another Xfinity Series road course victory on Saturday, giving the No. 54 team a fourth consecutive win. Is it the fast car or talented driver making the difference for this group? The guys weigh in with big differences of opinion. Trackhouse Racing has tabbed Ross Chastain as its second driver for 2022. Was that the right play? Should they have targeted an A-level driver? Why is Justin Marks happy Chastain didn't bring funding? These questions are posed by the panel as silly season continues to take shape. After seeing a photo of Kyle Larson signing autographs post-race on Sunday, it spurred the question of what driver and fan interaction should look like heading into the playoffs. Hear what the spotters think about the risk competitors might be taking as they prepare for a championship run. The Cup Series will compete on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the first time this weekend. Hear what problem the gang thinks this race highlights and whether they believe NASCAR still belongs at the famed track. In Reaction Theatre, the fans bring the weird after the off-weekends and another song gets knocked out of the park. In What an Idiot, hear about the day of an intern turned driver in the Xfinity Series race.
The NASCAR Cup Series returned from two straight weekends off with a trip to Watkins Glen International. Refreshed from Olympic break, the racing was hot and heavy with a surprise winner not named Chase Elliott on Sunday (Aug. 8) afternoon. Instead, Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson ended Elliott's bid for three straight victories at this ... Read more
On this episode of Life in the Fast Lane: Andy Lang, Rocky Atkinson, and Steve Merril offer their thoughts on Sunday's Go Bowling at the Glen race from the Watkins Glen road course. Chase Elliott has won three of the last four road course races on the NASCAR circuit. Can anyone top the No. 9 car this weekend? WagerTalk's trio of NASCAR betting experts offer their thoughts.
Even though it's been two years since they raced at Watkins Glen having no practice is no problem for Denny Hamlin. Plus Chase Elliott and Martin Truex, Jr. are looking forward to renewing their rivalry on the upstate New York road course, where Ryan Blaney expects a big crowd this weekend.
It'll feel weird Kevin Harvick believes going back to Watkins Glen after a two-year break. Meanwhile Martin Truex, Jr. a little frustrated as the runner-up to Chase Elliott the last two Cup outings in upstate New York. Plus Matt DiBenedetto leaning on his Christian faith with quick notes on Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones.
With a massive crowd turning out for Chase Elliott and the SRX Series finale, Speedway Motorsports boss Marcus Smith says it proved NASCAR belongs back at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Plus, Ryan Blaney on who really needs the two-week break and for a road trip Kurt Busch would pick friends over family.
Did you expect a Spencer Bayston win last night? I certainly didn't. That today, plus Daison Pursley gets his first USAC National Midget win, it was a tough night for Chase Elliott, Brandon Sheppard topped Chris Madden at Gondik Law Speedway, new dirt racing podcast episodes and more.
The Brad Doty Classic is at Attica Raceway Park tonight for the World of Outlaws, and we've got everything you need to know. We are also talking about Chase Elliott's return to USAC midget competition, the World of Outlaws Late Models at Gondik Law Speedway, some event news, and Corey Day has a new sprint car ride.
Green White Checkered with PJ Zucco and Brandon Bain on ESPN Radio. The guys talk about Chase Elliott's win at Road America last week, Atlanta announcing a repave after this week's race and make their picks for today's Quaker State 400.
The NASCAR garage is full of characters, and Josh Williams is one of the biggest. The Xfinity Series mainstay joins Davey this week (9:00) to reminisce on his racing career, a path that isn't often replicated nowadays. From working on and building his own stuff and cutting his teeth in ARCA with his family team, Williams has scratched and clawed his way to success in motorsports at all levels throughout his career. From his wins in legends and bandoleros, spending time with Chris Buescher while getting scolded by Ken Ragan, participating in "Humpy's Heroes" as a teenager, the four-wheeler accident that put him in the ICU for five days and what made him laugh when he finally woke up, Williams' stories seem to never stop. Plus, additional tales of his first ARCA win, what made pulling all nighters worth it, his time starting and parking in multiple series, crew chiefing in the Xfinity Series on the side while driving, his relationship with team owner Mario Gosselin and more. Why is he confident that he'll not only win an Xfinity race, but also win in the Cup Series one day? "J-Dubb" lets you know, and let's it all fly--just like his patented mullet. Davey also recaps Chase Elliott's victory at Road America, gives his thoughts on Atlanta Motor Speedway's re-profiling project and Papa Segal gives an ode to an American and NASCAR hero.
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A tripleheader at the recently reopened Nashville Superspeedway is in the books. T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are in studio to react to all that went down in the Cup Series' return to Music City. Plus, former NFL player Bernard Pollard Jr. joins the show after his first NASCAR experience at Nashville. The combination of slick track conditions and an engine package with increased horsepower created a race that resembled old school NASCAR. Find out why the spotters left Nashville pleased with the on-track product. Plus, hear their impressions of the facility that hadn't hosted a race in a decade. While the racing exceeded expectations, concerns about traffic leading into the facility and long lines at concession stands were cause for concern. The guys share their thoughts on problems Nashville will have to fix before NACAR returns. Plus, hear Brett explain why its so important for tracks to provide the best fan experience possible right now as momentum is built. Then the crew turns to the topics of the weekend, leading off with Chase Elliott's spotter Eddie D'Hondt being reinstated and returning to the spotters stand. Silly season kicked off on Friday afternoon as Kaulig Racing announced it purchased two charters to start its Cup program. Hear details about the big news and how it impacts the rest of the field eyeing charters for 2022. Bubba Wallace was not happy over the radio on Sunday after running over brake rotor parts that caused his tire to go down and turned the car around. His spotter Freddie tells us what happened and who was at fault for not seeing debris on the track before the No. 23 car hit it. Confusion surrounding the choose rule caused panic on the spotters stand ahead of the Stage 3 restart in Sunday's race. T.J. and Freddie explain what happened when NASCAR decided to restart the next lap after the front runners passed the choose zone. Hendrick Motorsports hasn't lost a Cup race in 41 days as Kyle Larson dominated the field once again at Nashville. The gang discusses Larson's impressive feat, how he is putting himself in championship contention and whether they think anyone can beat him. While Larson celebrated, five loose lug nuts led to a disqualification for his teammate Chase Elliott. The spotters explain how it was possible to have so many loose lug nuts and how teams typically game the system mid-race. Then the guy's debate whether they would prefer a crew chief suspension or disqualification given the No. 9 team's penalty. A new manufacturer could be joining NASCAR in the near future. Hear which it may be and what it could mean for the sport in the coming years. Bernard Pollard Jr. joins the show next and tells all about his first experience at a NASCAR race. He was named honorary starter for the Cup race but his fear of heights may have gotten the best of him. The guys banter with him about what they saw him do before the race started. Then, he talks his impressions of being at the track on race day, speaking with Mr. Hendrick and word of his NFL comeback. In Reaction Theatre, T.J. hears the dumbest call ever, the guys feel sympathy for Quin Houff and a Ward Burton impersonation leads to a hilarious story between him and Freddie over the weekend.
NASCAR on NBC analyst Dale Jarrett on the NASCAR Cup Series being back in Nashville (1:00); how the surface responded to rubber and racing (2:30); the Kyle Larson in 2021 comparison to Jeff Gordon in 1998 (4:30); making the most of a second chance (6:30); how running sprint and stock cars is making Larson a better driver (8:30); applying the homework from NASCAR to racing sprint cars (11:00); how other teams might be able to pick up on what makes Larson so good … but also how leaning his secrets doesn't matter (13:30); the long leash that Hendrick Motorsports has given Kyle Larson on running dirt races (16:00); DJ's message to Rick Hendrick: “You're the smartest guy I've ever known” (18:30); the takeaways from how Cliff Daniels and Kyle Larson managed the only nervous moment of Sunday's race (21:00); “lessons learned” from the other races that got away (23:00); will competitive jealous be a factor at Hendrick Motorsports (25:30); the Chase Elliott disqualification for five loose lug nuts (28:00); why did so many miss the boat on brakes? (30:30); how the track changed and what the future of resin and PJ1 might be (32:00); Pocono preview (36:00).
Charlotte Motor Speedway’s tripleheader Memorial Day Weekend is in the books and Freddie Kraft, T.J. Majors and Brett Griffin are in studio to breakdown the weekend of action. First the gang receives a variety of gifts and reacts to them on the show while sharing stories from their week at home. Starting with Friday’s Truck Series race at Charlotte, the crew covers the vicious wreck involving Johnny Sauter and an essentially stopped truck on the frontstretch. Hear the spotters’ immediate thoughts upon seeing that accident and what should have been done differently. On Sunday, Denny Hamlin had some harsh words to describe Joey Logano’s driving. Find out what Hamlin said over the radio, what Logano’s spotter TJ’s response is and how Freddie feels about his bossman’s comments. Plus, hear how difficult passing was in the 600-mile event. Lapped cars played a noticeable role in how the World 600 unfolded. The spotters share their struggles helping their drivers navigate slower vehicles and what Kyle Busch did while racing for second late in the race. Hendrick Motorsports claimed 4 of the top-5 finishing positions for the second time in three weeks at Charlotte. The guys discuss the advantage the Chevrolet’s have found and how HMS decision making regarding its talent over the last half decade is paying off now. Chase Elliott’s spotter Eddie D’Hondt was indefinitely suspended last week following a recent arrest. Hear his fellow spotters’ take on the situation and what has unfolded over the last week involving D’Hondt and the No. 9 team. Plans for next season are beginning to take shape. Hear the gang react to the report Kurt Busch will run a second 23XI Racing car in 2022 and Freddie’s thoughts on potentially having a former champion as a teammate. Plus, the guys weigh in on NASCAR’s decision to run the championship race at Phoenix Raceway again in 2022. In Reaction Theatre, TJ gets a compliment and a song, Freddie gets asked an important question and one caller leaves the gang laughing in tears. Then the most impressive moments of the weekend are shared in Xfinity xFi More than Fast moment segment. The spotters are on their game when answering trivia question in Fast Lane. And there are too many “What an Idiot” candidates to count this week.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his former Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Greg Ives are reunited on this episode to tell the story of how Ives made it in the sport and share previously unheard reflections on their time working together. Before Ives joins the program, Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis react to the weekend’s events at Talladega Superspeedway. Hear what Dale told race winner Brad Keselowski about tying his track wins record. As a known “big ass spoiler” critic, Dale weighs in on Joey Logano’s comments following his flip. What direction does he hope to see superspeedway racing go? The answer may surprise you. Isla Earnhardt will turn three-years-old this week. What birthday gift did her dad buy her that may have her making left turns soon? Hear what bug Dale may have been bitten by. Next, Ives sits down at the table and the former teammates go all the way back to his childhood. Learn about Ives’ family’s involvement in racing, when he first took an interest and how he snuck into the track as a kid. As he began racing more and finding success, college remained the goal for the Bark River, Michigan, native. Find out why he initially pursued medical school. Then he shares why his driving career didn’t work out and how falling in love with the mechanical side of racing quickly changed his plans. Dale Jr. is often asked to explain how someone can make it in racing and Ives serves as the perfect example for him to share. Hear the steps Ives took to establish himself and gain experience in the sport before getting to NASCAR. An interaction at a family reunion ultimately set Ives up for the rest of his life. He details what happened, getting a call from Hendrick Motorsports and his first interview with the organization. Then hear what he had to do to make it to Daytona in order to meet the No. 24 team during Speedweeks. Ives then talks about getting a job offer from Hendrick Motorsports and how once there, doors opened quickly and his willingness to volunteer elevated his career. He shares how he became Jimmie Johnson’s lead engineer during his five consecutive championship run and the influence Chad Knaus had on him. When Ives began contemplating his next career move, learn why he committed to staying in the HMS family and how he became a model for the working relationship between the Hendrick Cup program and JR Motorsports. Dale Jr. shares his perspective on the partnerships’ early days and where it is at today. Multiple victories and a championship with Chase Elliott later, Mr. Hendrick called Ives with his big break at the Cup level. At the request of Dale Jr., hear how Ives was selected as his next crew chief. Dale details the process behind picking a crew chief and what he was looking for after Steve Letarte left. Ives then discusses what it was like coming into the No. 88 team. When Dale suffered another concussion in 2016 and missed most of the season, Ives was thrown one of the greatest challenges of his career. He and Dale openly discuss the warning signs both of them saw and what Ives was thinking a year later when Dale decided to retire. Two weeks following Ives’ latest victory with Alex Bowman at Richmond Raceway, hear Ives discuss the ups and downs of the last three plus seasons with Bowman. They both applaud Bowman’s maturation process and the changed mindset that Ives believes is helping elevate the team. Lastly, Bowman will run a Darlington throwback scheme resembling a late model scheme Ives ran in the 90s. Hear the story behind the car, the races it ran and how Bowman shocked Ives when revealing it to him during a team meeting. In Ask Jr. Presented by Xfinity, Dale tackles topics including his thoughts on the current state of superspeedway racing and how drivers and crew chiefs study film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices