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Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin start the show by listening to some classic radio calls of the Indianapolis 500 from the 50s and 60s, and celebrate that we're less than six months from the 2022 Indy 500. They discuss the various charitable organizations IndyCar drivers and teams are supporting for GivingTuesday. They speculate where Jimmie Johnson's plans stand for next year's Indy 500, and break down potential changes to the IndyCar qualifying format next season. We chat with NBC Sports broadcaster Leigh Diffey, including his offseason broadcasting plans, ranging from rugby to the Winter Olympics. Leigh also praises the purity of IndyCar racing. Later, we look ahead to next May with IndyStar reporter Nathan Brown. Kevin, Curt and Nathan discuss car count and how many entries we could see for the 500. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
LSU/NFL insider Mike Detillier joins the show on the Bell's Two Hearted Ale guest line talking the college football coaching carousel. Mike shares an incredible story about how Miami settled on Jimmy Johnson decades ago, and how that outlines the craziness of the coaching carousel.
In the season finale of the podcast, Davey chats with NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief Cliff Daniels on the whirlwind that was Phoenix and the days following, the reality of being a Cup champion, working with Jimmie Johnson compared to Kyle Larson, why he felt compelled to learn dirt racing to work with Larson, ... Read more
In which our heroes conduct their final Q&A of the year, hitting on topics like Jimmie Johnson's hypothetical 2021 season, track characteristics, bad drivers in elite equipment, a Riley Herbst doppelgänger and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we hit the pavement with seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. The legendary racer who made his debut in IndyCar last year discusses growing up in the hub of motocross, his exit from NASCAR and crashes he thought could have been the end. Johnson also details his awkward proposal alongside wife and SOCO Art Gallery founder, Chandra.
It's a special "Championship Roundtable" edition of "Authenticated," the Die-cast Collector's Podcast from Lionel Racing. Our Lionel Racing team members recap all the excitement of NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway and celebrate the three first-time NASCAR Champions crowned after three dramatic season-ending races. We also debut some new Lionel Racing “Fresh Paint” die-cast offerings, plus we're offering up LionelRacing.com gift cards with a social media giveaway using #AuthenticatedFan on Twitter and Instagram.
Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson on how he's been getting up to speed on Road Atlanta (3:00); how running IMSA still is helping Jimmie stay sharp for IndyCar (5:15); playing video games with 80 cars on track to prepare for darkness (7:30); on increasing his pace and drive time at Petit Le Mans after a disappointing Watkins Glen (9:30); why Road Atlanta could be personal redemption in trying to return to his Rolex 24 form (11:30); whether Jimmie believes more NASCAR drivers might race IMSA and if he'd like to get in a Next Gen Cup car next year (13:30); on having Chad Knaus back as a teammate (15:30); “we recognize we love working together and being around one another … the way we interact brings out the best in both of us” (18:00); on if Knaus and Hendrick will remain with Jimmie in IMSA next season (20:00); how 2021 has been “a big year of growth” for Jimmie on the business and sponsor side (21:30); the parallels of victories and losses in the business of racing (23:30); what Jimmie has learned to admire in Rick Hendrick and what he wishes he could emulate in the team owner (24:30); learning to embrace the freewheeling side of being a businessman (26:00); what's ahead for Jimmie in 2022 (28:00); Jimmie on his buddy, Kamui Kobayashi (29:00).
It's The Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show using listener-driven comments and questions covering a variety of topics submitted by fans via Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. The main conversations? Jimmie Johnson's chances at his first Indy 500, young driver aggressiveness, are IndyCar drivers too boring for a Drive To Survive-style docuseries, overheating drivers, and more! Subscribe: https://marshallpruettpodcast.com/subscribe Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/MarshallPruettPodcast
This week on Trackside, 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi joins Kevin and Curt in-studio for the first part of the show. The guys preview the upcoming Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta this weekend. Rossi gives his thoughts on the Andretti to Formula 1 rumors and what it could have meant for the Andretti Autosport IndyCar team. We also ask Alex about Colton Herta's potential move to F1 and the pros and cons of racing in F1. They discuss the changes to the Andretti IndyCar lineup, with Romain Grosjean and Devlin DeFrancesco joining the team. They relive the viral moment between Helio Castroneves and Rossi at the season finale at Long Beach and if he would welcome a “Drive to Survive” type documentary series about IndyCar. Rossi gives his thoughts on bumping in IndyCar races outside of the Indy 500 and if full-time entrants should have a protected qualifying spot in May. Later in the show, Kevin and Curt discuss the Racer.com report that Kyle Kirkwood will race for A.J. Foyt Racing in 2022 and the potential long-term future for the 2021 Indy Lights champion. They discuss the star-studded rookie class for next year's Indy 500, including Jimmie Johnson and the possibility of NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson giving the 500 a try. Dr. Nasser Hanna from the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center joins us in-studio for an exciting sponsorship announcement with Jackson Lee. To close out the show, Kevin and Curt take listener questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss Monday's IndyCar test at Barber Motorsports Park, which included David Malukas driving for Dale Coyne Racing, Ryan Hunter-Reay in an Ed Carpenter Racing car, and F1 mainstay Nico Hulkenberg with Arrow McLaren SP. Kevin breaks down the latest Silly Season rumors, including the latest on the number 20 car for Ed Carpenter Racing and where the Air Force sponsorship stands, plus the upcoming Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course featuring all ladders from the Road to Indy. Kevin and Curt look back on the biggest storylines from the 2021 IndyCar season, including Helio Castroneves winning his fourth Indy 500, the emergence of the young drivers such as Alex Palou, Pato O'Ward and Colton Herta, and the disappointing seasons for James Hinchcliffe and Jimmie Johnson. They make way-too-early predictions for 2022, including bold picks for the Indy 500 and who they think will win next year's championship. Later in the show, Kevin is joined by Townsend Bell to discuss the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and a variety of IndyCar topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin hear from Romain Grosjean and Jimmie Johnson after both participated in the Rookie Orientation Program for the Indianapolis 500 last week. They break down how both fared in their first time in an IndyCar on the IMS oval, and the hurdles to Johnson participating in next year's Indy 500 for Chip Ganassi Racing. Now that Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Jack Harvey have confirmed their partnership for 2022 and beyond, the guys look at the remaining seats to be filled for next season. Later, they talk about the Andretti to Formula 1 rumors that have intensified and whether or not Colton Herta could be in F1 in 2022. In the second hour, Kevin and Curt discuss USAC exec Levi Jones being named director of Indy Lights, the upcoming Indy Lights test for Ernie Francis Jr., and the potential future of autonomous racing. Towards the end of the show, we visit with new Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood to hear about his future IndyCar plans and the process of moving up in the Road to Indy ladder. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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
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The Playoff wild card races continue with their biggest challenge yet - The ROVAL (tm)! Who will make it to the next round? We talk the latest NASCAR News - along with our Paint Scheme Preview and Picks for Charlotte!The Rundown:- Talladega: Bubba makes history, while the weather refuses to cooperate- 23XI and Bootie Barker also get their first wins- Ratings, Surprise Finishers- The Playoff Picture after Talladega - who is in trouble?- NASCAR News:- 23XI gets their second Charter - but they aren't saying where it came from- Jimmie Johnson getting NASCAR offers- NASCAR races on Peacock? It is happening- Driver and Sponsor News- The ROVAL (tm)! Our Paint Scheme Preview and Picks!Be sure to check out the website at InTheDraftShow.com, follow on Twitter and Instagram @InTheDraftShow - and like the show on Facebook at facebook.com/InTheDraftShowThanks for listening!
The celebration is on as Bubba Wallace and Freddie Kraft won their first career NASCAR Cup Series race on Monday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway! Freddie has survived the ongoing celebrations and is coherent enough to talk us through one of the biggest days in his career. Plus, Brett Griffin and T.J. Majors are back from Alabama too and share their takes on the tripleheader of racing. After a special entrance into the Bojangles Studio, Freddie is surprised by his friends and family leaving heartfelt congratulations messages for him to celebrate the big win. After shedding a few tears, the guys breakdown how the No. 23 team won that race. With rain approaching in Monday's postponed Cup Series race, every lap could have been the last one. T.J. explains what he was telling Brad Keselowski as he battled up front and Freddie shares the details behind the information he relayed to Wallace. Find out how each of them felt about the winning block that the No. 23 car made to seal the deal. Then, we hear about some of the shenanigans from the party that ensued afterwards. History was made at Talladega all weekend long, including each race producing a first-time winner. Hear how the guys felt about the Truck Series finish. Plus, find out what Talladega track president Brian Circhton said to the fans about what a winning vehicle at Talladega should look like. Saturday's Xfinity Series race was called early due to darkness. How did that happen? Who was responsible for the deciding the start time? What can be done differently to avoid that in the future? And who was technically leading at the time of caution? Get these answers from the crew. Despite a break in weather late Sunday afternoon at Talladega, no attempt was made to run the race due to NASCAR's policy of only starting a race if the full distance can be run. Is it time to revisit that policy? Hear the guys explain their ideas on what can be done to get as much of the race in as possible on Sunday. The Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL is next on the schedule and playoff eliminations loom. The gang dives into the points drama heading into the Round of 12 finale. Find out what drivers fighting for their championship hopes might have to do on Sunday to stay alive and why it could be chaos. Jimmie Johnson is completing a rookie test as he eyes an Indianapolis 500 start next season. Should the seven-time NASCAR champion attempt to compete in such a dangerous race this late into his career? The guys weigh in. A race winning edition of Reaction Theatre did not disappoint this week. Calls include one from Brett's fan club, another Cup spotter giving Freddie's babysitters advice, and a new song from our friend Jeb. Plus, the fans are pumped up after seeing Freddie and Bubba win. Lastly, a rap blows the gang away. Stay tuned for later in the show when Brett makes a big announcement.
This week on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss Bubba Wallace's historic win Monday at Talladega, as he became the first Black driver to win in the NASCAR Cup Series since 1963. They look ahead to IndyCar testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, with Jimmie Johnson reportedly taking his rookie test for the Indy 500 Wednesday. The guys debate how the seven-time NASCAR Cup champion would perform on ovals after a lackluster IndyCar rookie season on road and street courses. Kevin and Curt talk about the plan for the Detroit Grand Prix to move back to its original downtown layout and away from Belle Isle in 2023. They also discuss the possibility of IndyCar racing on the new F1 street course in Miami, and if the famed Long Beach Grand Prix could move from its traditional April date to the fall. Later in the show, Kevin and Curt continue to break down IndyCar's Silly Season, including where Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood could end up, rumors of a Toyota return to IndyCar and if Kyle Larson could end up racing in the Indy 500. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode #323 is headlined by IndyCar's penultimate race of 2021, as the travelling circus headed to California for the Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca. And on paper, it'll go down in the books as a dominant win by Colton Herta, having led 91 out of 95 laps. But how we got there was intriguing, with Alex Palou being the only man being able to stay with the incredible mullet. And at the end of the race, we got a big chase-down attempt at the end of the race from Romain Grosjean on a new set of sticky Alternate Tyres. It was certainly dramatic with him taking 2 seconds a lap out of the leading pair until an over-zealous divebomb attempt to lap Jimmie Johnson ended his slim chances of winning. But it was fun! We discuss it all on the show, as well as some of the remaining silly season rumours, like RLL, McLaren potentially running a third car, and some of the F1 ladder imports like Callum Ilott, who made his debut this weekend! We also catch up with the last two rounds of MotoGP, with Aragon and Misano both being one by Francesco Bagnaia in stunning fashion. Not one, but two dogfight victories against both Marc Marquez and Fabio Quartararo, the two best riders in the world right now. Misano was one of tension as Fabio got within a tenth of a second in the end, but Pecco held on to seal the win. We also talk about the 2nd fight on track for fourth between Marc Marquez, Jack Miller and a very bitchy Joan Mir, who's essentially thrown in the towel for 2021 and his title defence. Sassy. And finally, we gush over Enea Bastianini's shocking 3rd place and first podium in the top flight. A race so good, he broke the lap record FOUR times in the middle period of the race. All that and more broken down on Episode 323 of Motorsport101!
Kevin and Curt remember our friend Robin Miller, who passed away last week at the age of 71. Kevin and Curt discuss Robin's huge influence in Indianapolis over the past 50 years and his unique personality and generosity. Curt tells stories of his time at the IndyStar with Robin and Kevin looks back on his time working with Robin at WIBC in the mid-90s and how Grid Walks came to IndyCar TV broadcasts in 2011. They continue to break down Silly Season, including the Racer.com report that Romain Grosjean will drive for Andretti Autosport in the number 28 Honda in 2022. The guys give a shoutout to Myles Rowe, who became the first Black driver to win an IndyCar-sanctioned race this past weekend in USF2000, and mention the NHRA U.S. Nationals, which return to Lucas Oil Raceway this weekend. In the second hour, Kevin and Curt dig more into free agency rumors, including if Simon Pagenaud could end up at Meyer Shank Racing and the potential for Kyle Larson to run the Indy 500 for Team Penske. Late in the show, the guys talk about Jimmie Johnson's test at Texas and if the seven-time NASCAR Cup champ could be in line to race in the Indy 500 next year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nicolas Martin (GFL-TV) mit Alexis Menuge (DAZN) und Axel Goldmann (Drei90) zum Fußball, mit Christian Schimmel (derdraft.de) zum Football, und mit Stefan Ehlen (motorsport.com) zur Formel 1; der Producer mit Pete Fink (Motorvision TV) zur NASCAR, mit Johannes Knuth (SZ) zur Leichtathletik, mit Markus Götz (Sky) zum Handball, und mit Adidas-Coach Mats Merkel zum Tennis.
Green White Checkered on ESPN Radio with PJ Zucco and Brandon Bain. The guys discuss Kyle Larson's win at Watkins Glen last week, whether Christopher Bell will retaliate to Larson's contact with him, Jimmie Johnson's possible return to NASCAR and make their picks for Indianapolis later today.
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.
Andy Furman and Brian Noe put on their gold jackets and recap the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and react to speeches made by Edgerrin James and Jimmie Johnson. Andy and Brian also examine Josh Allen's big extension and discuss what it means for Baker Mayfield. Plus, the guys reflect on the life and legacy of Bobby Bowden who passed away at the age of 91. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jason Smith and Mike Harmon welcome back football with open arms. FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer joins the show to share some stories involving Jimmie Johnson and give insight into Dak Prescott's injury. Plus, Jason and Mike share their thoughts about Kirk Cousins and his response to missing practice and not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Bo and Blake and live in Bank Plus Studio talking college football and the NFL Hall of Fame ceremony in the third hour. Bo talks about the Hall of Fame ceremony that is happening this coming weekend and how Jimmie Johnson was he favorite coach growing up. Bo and Blake talk about how the Hall of Fame class is going to be massive this year since Covid didn't allow them to have a ceremony this year. The guys talk about some of names that are being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. They talk about the versatility of Charles Woodson and how deserving he is to be inducted. In the SEC Insider, Bo and Blake take a deep dive into the Hall of Fame ceremony this weekend. They discuss the players being inducted and who will be inducted by before they give their speech. The guys talk if the Manning brothers are the best brother duo that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Bo and Blake talk about how Jerry Jones ruined his teams dynasty because of his ego and what could have been if had just let Jimmie Johnson run the team his way.
He recently found out he was getting dumped out of the Wood Brothers ride, but Matt DiBenedetto is more determined than ever. Plus quick notes on Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson and Bubba Wallace while Joey Logano lets us in on who he'd pick road trip with.
News of the week includes Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones staying with Petty?, a new Logano is coming, NextGen tests Texas Support the show: http://patreon.com/thefinallap See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Would you subscribe to another service the entire NASCAR season? NBC contemplates putting races on Peacock, and we talk about the latest NASCAR News - along with Jimmie Johnson considering an Indy 500 run, and more!The Rundown:- NASCAR News:- Pay-Per-View NASCAR Races? It could happen in 2024- The Next Gen Test at Texas that nobody wanted to be a part of- Jimmie Johnson to do an IndyCar oval test - thinking about Indy 500- Erik Jones really wants to stay at Petty- Driver and Sponsor newsBe sure to check out the latest NASCAR News at InTheDraftShow.com, follow on Twitter and Instagram @InTheDraftShow - and like the show on Facebook at facebook.com/InTheDraftShowThanks for listening!
Guest host Peter Sampson drives the Friday show as we react to the Blazers moves during Thursday's NBA Draft, Chris Duarte's future with the Indiana Pacers, the wild day in MLB at the Trade Deadline, plus Judah Newby talks with racing legend Jimmie Johnson to preview the upcoming IndyCar series race at PIR in September, and we discuss best sports documentaries and more. Subscribe NOW to this podcast for more great content. Follow @JohnCanzanoBFT on Twitter.
Seven-time NASCAR cup series champ and current IndyCar driver Jimmie Johnson joins the Bald Faced Truth with guest-host Judah Newby to preview IndyCar's visit to Portland International Raceway for the Grand Prix of Portland Sept. 10-12th. Subscribe NOW to this podcast for more great content. Follow @JohnCanzanoBFT on Twitter.
Encore Interview: Kyle Petty - We break down all of the driver movement for 2022, Jimmie Johnson testing for Indy 500 run?, a new Logano coming, NextGen tests Texas, Toyota wrecks their NextGen, plus Fantasy NASCAR secrets from Rowdy Dragon. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie. Support the show: http://patreon.com/thefinallap See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 2090 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a war story from the Operation Triumphus library of stories about Vietnam Veterans. The featured story is about a letter written by PFC Jimmie Johnson to his mother about the … Continue reading → The post Episode 2090 – An Operation Triumphus war story about PFC Jimmie Johnson, 25th Division appeared first on .
It's The Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show using listener-driven comments and questions covering a variety of topics submitted by fans via Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. In this episode, we focus on the wild Road America weekend and discuss whether Team Penske is cursed, if Alex Palou is a real championship threat, Kevin Magnussen's debut performance, the various mechanical and pit stop issues at the race, Carlin Racing's fine finish, Jimmie Johnson's rough patch, and more. Subscribe: https://marshallpruettpodcast.com/subscribe Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/MarshallPruettPodcast
I dive into an IndyCar weekend full of complaints, from Will Power on Saturday to Jimmie Johnson & NBCs coverage, I tackle it all in this podcast! (Chris Owens/IndyCar photo) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tony-donohue/support
Hustlers! Today we welcome on the show the reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamara Usman about his ascension to fame, the influx of African sport superstars, Mayweather vs. Logan Paul, how his daughter gives him inspiration in the ring, nutrition, and more! We also sit down with one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time in Jimmie Johnson. We chat about the difference between 1st and 7th championship, NASCAR vs IndyCar, his welcome to NASCAR moment, his dream golf experience, nutrition, and more! Finally, we speak with Canadian social media personality and actress Inanna Sarkis about firing her social media team, audition stories, and initially not being taken seriously as an actress. Her new movie, SEANCE is available in select theaters, on digital and VOD. Thanks for tuning in folks!
The NASCAR on NBC Podcast examines the CART-IRL Split and the 1996 Indy 500/U.S. 500 in a 25-year retrospective that examines one of the most momentous events in IndyCar history. This narrative episode includes several interviews, including former IndyCar team owner John Menard, 1996 Indy 500 winner Buddy Lazier, former CART champion Jimmy Vasser, former CART winner Adrian Fernandez, CART CEO Andrew Craig and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.
Start your summer by cruising with the windows down, the wind blowing through your hair and a smile on your face. That’s how Indy fans prefer their Memorial Day too. 1. Move over Gatorade; milk is the drink of the winners at International Motor Speedway. The tradition that involves the winner swigging milk began in 1936 with Louis Meyer, whose go-to drink after a win was a refreshing glass of milk. An overjoyed milk executive spotted the act, and the rest is history. 2. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is also known as the Brickyard. It’s called the Brickyard because the track used to be made of bricks, which are still exposed under the asphalt at the start-finish line. It’s a tradition for the drivers to kiss these bricks before the race. We cannot confirm or deny if that’s where cold sores come from. 3. The race isn’t just for men. In its history, 10 women have raced at Indy, with Danica Patrick setting the record for the highest finishing position for a woman with a third-place finish in 2005. She is also the first woman to ever lead a lap at the Indy 500. Making history this race is the Paretta Autosport team with driver Simona de Silvestro. The team, which consists of mostly women, became the first female driver/owner duo in IndyCar Series history to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. 4. While you might not be familiar with the Indy 500, there will be familiar faces on the broadcast with retired IndyCar and NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) driver Danica Patrick joining Mike Tirico and retired NASCAR (and current Indy Car road course driver) Jimmie Johnson in the booth. This year’s race is all about the youth movement, but six-time Indy 500 winner Scott “Iceman” Dixon beat out Colton Herta, the 21-year-old American, and Rinus VeeKay, 20, for pole position (i.e., the best place to start the race). 5. Something you never thought you’d want to know, yet here we are. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is considered one of the world’s largest spectator facilities with more than 250,000 permanent seats and average attendance at the Indy 500 of 300,000. Only 135,000 fans will be in attendance for this year’s race. The infield is 253 acres, which usually (in non-COVID years) hosts an EDM concert in the Snake Pit and includes a golf course. Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium, Rose Bowl Stadium, Vatican City, the Taj Mahal, the White House, Liberty Island and the Roman Colosseum could simultaneously fit inside the Speedway. For the summer booklist and to shop Last Night's Game swag, visit lastnightsgame.com
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, Kevin chats with drivers James Hinchcliffe and Jimmie Johnson as they prepare for this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course in the GMR Grand Prix. The drivers discuss how the season has gone to this point for each of their teams and performances. Stefan Wilson joins the show to talk about his ride with Andretti Autosport as he attempts to qualify for his third Indianapolis 500. The other big news story is Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage announced he is stepping down after the NASCAR All Star Race in June. What does that mean for Indy Car at Texas in the future? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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
It's The Week In IndyCar guest show featuring reigning seven-time NASCAR champion and open-wheel rookie Jimmie Johnson, using listener-driven comments and questions covering a variety of topics submitted by fans via Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. Of the many topics covered, Johnson discusses the big revelations from his first IndyCar start, avoiding Barber's Lap 1 crash, his initial thoughts on street racing for the first time at St. Petersburg, the culture differences between IndyCar and NASCAR, rookie hazing from his Chip Ganassi Racing teammates, memories of the Micky Thompson Off Road series, plans for the month of May, WWE driver intros, and more in a fun visit to the podcast. Subscribe: https://marshallpruettpodcast.com/subscribe Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/MarshallPruettPodcast
It's The Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show using listener-driven comments and questions covering a variety of topics submitted by fans via Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. More than 5000 words of questions came in after Round 1 at Barber Motorsport Park, so in Part 1, we dive into Alex Palou's big win, Pato O'Ward and the strategy calls that made or lost the race, plus Josef Newgarden's giant crash, Sebastien Bourdais' supreme result for the Foyt team, Jimmie Johnson's debut, driving styles and differences, and lots more to process. Subscribe: https://marshallpruettpodcast.com/subscribe Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/MarshallPruettPodcast
NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte on why this wasn’t a stolen win! How Alex Bowman and crew chief Greg Ives seized the moment with a surprise strategy move (1:00); Steve’s “secret” to short track tire pressures late in the race (3:30); how Ives got a preview that the adjustment might work (5:30); an important victory for Hendrick Motorsports (7:30); on Alex Bowman becoming an underrated regular winner (8:30); Hendrick Motorsports sitting pretty with Chad Knaus at the helm (10:00); how the leadership dynamic at the team might be changing (12:15); another missed victory for Denny Hamlin and how the No. 11 team reacts (14:30); the “danger zone” of a second place being frustrating (15:30); appreciating an 11.2-second pit stop under pressure with five guys (17:30); and why it might have made the second place even worst for Hamlin (19:00); what was Brad Keselowski’s team thinking in Stage 2? (21:00); was the extra set of tires worth the gamble maybe? (23:00); Jimmie Johnson’s IndyCar debut at Barber Motorsports Park (25:00).
It's The Week In IndyCar guest show featuring reigning six-time champion Scott Dixon, using listener-driven comments and questions covering a variety of topics submitted by fans via Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. Of the many topics covered, Dixon discusses trying to win back-to-back titles for the first time, what Jimmie Johnson brings to the team, how marriage and children changed his approach to racing, what TV shows he's watching (hello, Below Deck!), and more ahead of the season-opening race at Barber Motorsports Park. Subscribe: https://marshallpruettpodcast.com/subscribe Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/MarshallPruettPodcast