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It all started with RC for Michael McDowell. He's been quite the rising star in the world of NASCAR and he certainly has had an awesome career as of late. He's been driving for Frontrow Motorsports in the #34 Mustang. Recently Horizon Hobby had the pleasure of sponsoring Michael and FRM in three races this Cup Series season. We catch up with Michael to hear about his background and his love with RC vehicles.
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.
Kyle Larson scored his eighth NASCAR Cup Series win of 2021 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday (Oct. 17) amid a mayhem-filled event. What led to all the chaos that plagued the final stage of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500? Frontstretch's post-race podcast, Stock Car Scoop, tackles this question with host Adam Cheek (subbing for Bryan ... Read more
I AM ATHLETE NASCAR | Season 2: Episode 1Bubba Wallace goes 1 on 1 with Brandon Marshal in the season premier of I AM ATHLETE NASCAR. Bubba discusses his historical win in Talladega and what it feels like to be the first African-American to win a NASCAR Cup Series playoff race since 1963.I AM ATHLETE:Official Site: https://iamathletetv.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/iamathlete Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamathletep...HOUSE OF ATHLETE:Official Site: https://houseofathlete.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehouseofa... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houseofathlete #IAMATHLETE#BrandonMarshall#ChadJohnson#ChanningCrowder#JaredOdrick#DarrelleRevis#MoreThanAPodcast
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
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.
The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs end for four drivers at the Charlotte Roval and another chapter of the sport's most-discussed new rivalry is written. Jeff and Jordan break down everything that happened on Sunday and examine what's yet to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this loaded episode I get into Bubba Wallace becoming just the second black man to ever win the NASCAR Cup Series, and the first since 1963 when Wendell Scott took it. I also get into the mess that is the National Women's Soccer League with all the sexual allegations and coercion led by Paul Riley, leading to players standing in solidarity and speaking out. I also get into Tom Brady passing Drew Brees all time passing record, NBA news, & more on this loaded episode
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
Jeff Church, a reputable beverage entrepreneur, is CEO & co-founder of Rowdy Energy Drinks, the “better-for-you” energy drink containing electrolytes and nootropics, which he launched with two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch in 2020. He previously founded Suja Juice, which he scaled to $150 million in revenue and $25 million in EBITDA in eight years. Suja Juice was determined by Inc. 500 to be the 2016 fastest-growing food and beverage brand in the United States.Church became the president of his first business at the age of 27. Over the last 25 years, Church has held the role of CEO of seven different companies, where he led all aspects of acquiring and/or starting each uniquely disruptive business, all while fully managing investment capital raises.He was named Ernest & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in San Diego in 2016, Bevnet Magazine's Person of the Year in 2015, and is a New York Times Best-Selling Co-Author of The Suja Juice Solution. Church is recognized as a leading beverage expert in national news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.He is a graduate of the Eli Broad College of Business at MSU ('83, Accounting), and completed his MBA at Harvard University in 1988.-----Like what you hear? Let us know and subscribe and share, we really appreciate it! Have ideas or comments for us? Email us at email@example.com. For behind-the-scenes content, check us out on Facebook and Instagram. Hatchcast is made possible by the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Michigan State University in collaboration with the MSU Entrepreneurship Association & MSU Women in Entrepreneurship. Original Music by Kakia Gkoudina and Karina Stankowski Engineered & Edited by Gabe Hales Co-created by Aaryn Richard, Tyler Mehigh, & Kurt Creger Co-hosted by Gabe Hales, Gabe Berke, Diego Fernandez, Danielle Tice, Karina Stankowski, Charlotte Bachelor & Aaryn Richard
The NASCAR Cup Series' Round of 12 wraps up Sunday in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte. How does the playoff picture impact how we view the race for NASCAR DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the race, discussing playoff implications, optimal strategies for a shorter event, and the top drivers in each salary tier on FanDuel.
In this episode of COUNTRY-ish Jon and Sebastian talk about Jon's Dallas gig and why he left Dallas to watch the Panthers vs. Dallas game at home with his mom. Then, in BEST TRENDS, October 5th is World Teacher's Day and there's a lot of NASCAR news. Bubba Wallace becomes the first Black driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race since 1963, a newscaster tries to cover up “F JOE BIDEN" chants, and a former NASCAR driver is fatally shot after attacking his ex-wife with hatchet. Next up, it's time for the TROLL PATROL! And this weeks victim is The Howard Stern Show. Does Jon know the difference between Brandi Carlile and Belinda Carlisle? After that, the boys play another round of HOW MUCH IS THAT SCREEN ACTORS GUILD RESIDUAL CHECK? How much was this check from one episode of JANE THE VIRGIN? Then, it's WHO'S ZOOMIN' WHO? when comedian DALE JONES joins the show to talk about his origin story, parents, and who he would choose for the "F, Marry, Kill Game" between Kathleen Madigan, Melissa McCarthy, and Fortune Feimster? And finally in SMALL TOWN NEWS in Fargo, North Dakota, a Squirrel stored 350 pounds of walnuts inside of a man's Chevy Avalanche. This episode is nutty, squirrelly, and chopped full of fast-paced laughter! Join actor/comedian Jon Reep as he hosts his weekly show COUNTRY-ish from Hickory, NC! Join Jon and his crew as they play a round of "HOW MUCH IS THAT SCREEN ACTORS GUILD RESIDUAL CHECK?", go online with the TROLL PATROL, talk about the latest BEST TRENDS, and share the latest SMALL TOWN NEWS! It's a little bit country... but a whole lot of fun! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The NASCAR Cup Series' Round of 12 concludes at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Sunday (Oct. 10), where four drivers will be eliminated from the 2021 playoffs. Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss whether the Bank of America ROVAL 400 will be calm or chaotic, which postseason competitors currently below the cutoff might pose ... Read more
Episode 215: Kenny and Rene talk about the historic weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway. They discuss what Bubba Wallace's first win means to them. They also analyze the NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings with the elimination weekend coming up at Charlotte. Then Kenny and Rene will give their predictions for this weekend's race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval #AllTurnsNoBrakes
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.
In this episode we break down the Talladega weekend, which saw three first-time winners from all three series, including a first win for Bubba Wallace in the Cup Series. We talk about the news of the week and we preview the upcoming weekend at the Charlotte Roval. Show notes at www.thesuperspeedway.com.
The Sports Shop with Reese & K-Mac: The best urban sports talk show heard weekday mornings from 7 to 10 on Buzz Sports Radio in the Raleigh-Durham area. Reese and K-Mac were joined by Pam Thompson Smith. The three of them discuss Bubba Wallace's NASCAR Cup Series win at Talladega. The crew was also joined by CL Brown of the News & Observer to discuss college football and basketball. Vashti Hurt of Carolina Blitz stopped by for Game On or Game Over. Also, The Undefeated Spotlight with John X. Miller.
Kurt Busch is competing in his 20th full season in the NASCAR Cup Series and third with Chip Ganassi Racing, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet. Busch is the 2004 Cup champion and has won 33 times in NASCAR's premier division, including wins in the Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600. He is a five-time winner in the Xfinity Series and has four wins in the Camping World Truck Series. In this episode we talk about cars (obviously), getting wrecked by a veteran driver, getting pulled over, training, car crashes, the importance or charity, and more. PLUS we get into a crazy survival scenario at the end. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.
The Culture State Podcast - celebrating those who put North Carolina on the sports & pop-culture map. Chris Lea of WRAL Sports and Dennis Cox of 99.9 The Fan are joined by NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney! Ryan talks about growing up around racetracks with his father, and why auto racing is so big in North Carolina. Ryan and Chris also talk about life growing up in High Point, NC. #NASCAR #RyanBlaney #NASCARCupSeries
The NASCAR Cup Series' visit to Las Vegas was helmed by Denny Hamlin, who scored his second win of 2021 in Sin City and locked himself into the Round of 8. Did Joe Gibbs Racing assert their dominance in the championship race after posting a 1-3-4 finish and the win? How do the woes of ... Read more
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 NASCAR Cup Series begins the second round of its playoffs in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas. How does this alter our approach for NASCAR DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the race, discussing optimal roster construction for the race, which data to emphasize, and the top drivers in each salary tier on FanDuel.
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first race of the Round of 12 on Sunday (Sept. 26). Which track is the ultimate wild-card race and who might be left on the outside looking in when the checkered flag flies at the Charlotte ROVAL? Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen discuss ... Read more
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
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
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the final race of the Round of 16, with elimination looming for four drivers on Saturday (Sept. 19) night. Who do Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek think will be sent packing? Sign up for Stock Car Scoop on Apple Podcasts and Spotify or visit Frontstretch every ... Read more
Episode 212: Kenny talks about this past race weekend at Richmond Raceway. He will also talk about what playoff implication Richmond had, the brand new 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule and he and Rene will give their predictions for this weekend's race at Bristol Motor Speedway #AllTurnsNoBrakes
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by retired American professional race car driver, Rick Carelli. He is now the spotter for Erik Jones in the NASCAR Cup Series. The guys talk about Rick's mentality when racing, his near fatal crash in 1999, what it takes to become a professional race car driver, and how the sport has evolved since his racing days.
Nascar Released the 2022 Nascar Cup Series Schedule for next season as The clash moves to the LA Colliseum,Gateway Joins the schedule,Many Date Shifts and more add on to the 2022 Nascar Cup Schedule so listen in.
In this episode, we break down the weekend at Richmond Raceway, including Martin Truex Jr.'s win, Dale Earnhard Jr.'s return to the Xfinity Series and more. We discuss the news of the week, including the release of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. We also preview the upcoming weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Show notes at www.thesuperspeedway.com.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s one race of the 2021 season didn't come and go quietly. Jr. and co-host Mike Davis decided to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly from his race and bring in some of the characters in play. Dale's 14th place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Virginia's Richmond Raceway ruffled a few feathers. The 2-time Daytona 500 Champion discusses the on-track incident that wrinkled his racecar and led to the sub-par result. Plus, the post-race discussion between him and a not-so-happy Kyle Weatherman. It was a conversation that still has Dale chippy. During the race, Dale Jr. also traded some paint with Xfinity Series regular Josh Williams. So why not call Josh? We didn't just call him, we learned his side of the story. Williams also shares about his fight to the top of the NASCAR ranks, something that Dale admits he respects even more after racing against drivers like him in the series. Jr. Nation was a little rough on Williams. How has he weathered the storm? JR Motorsports driver Josh Berry was also in the race, in another team's car, and went wheel to wheel with his friend Dale Jr. for the very first time. Dale brings Josh on to talk about that first. The most special moment for Dale though, was having his family there with him for the race. What did it mean to him to have Amy, Isla, and Nicole by his side before the race? Dale and the DJD gang talk about Dale's broken toe during AskJr presented by Xfinity, and the foot photo that revealed it. We also talk of potentially getting behind the wheel of a Gen-6 NASCAR Cup Series racecar to learn the car for his broadcasting duties. Speaking of fresh rides, Dale Jr. explains why his garage Corvette has been replaced by an indoor-bouncy house. That and much more on a special edition of The Dale Jr. Download. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The NASCAR Cup Series headed to Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday (Sept. 11). On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, it was Martin Truex Jr. emerging with the win over his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates. There's just one race left in the Round of 16 for this year's Cup ... Read more
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday (Sept. 11) night, the second race of the playoffs' Round of 16. Denny Hamlin got his first win of the year last week, and that No. 11 team is heading to a track the driver's won at multiple times. ... Read more
In which our heroes offer a refresher on how to evaluate passing ability before sizing up the most efficient passers this season in the NASCAR Cup Series. They also preview this weekend's race in Richmond and discuss how the impact of Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 19 car pre-dates its history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Southern 500 comes down to two drivers while other playoff contenders stub their toe in the postseason opener. Jeff and Jordan discuss all things related to the NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington as well as touching on recent races in Formula One, Xfinity and Trucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin Sunday in Darlington, and the postseason does alter our approach to NASCAR DFS. How should we account for this new wrinkle? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the race, discussing playoff implications, optimal roster construction, and the top drivers in each salary tier on FanDuel.
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.
A thrilling Daytona race brings an unpredictable NASCAR Cup Series regular season to a close. Jeff and Jordan reunite at the racetrack to discuss everything that happened Saturday night and offer their predictions and thoughts about the 2021 Playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Saturday night's Coke Zero Sugar 400 in Daytona is the NASCAR Cup Series' regular-season finale. What do we need to know before filling out DFS lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes outlines optimal strategies for a pack race, ranks the top drivers in each salary tier, and discusses which drivers he wants to be higher on than the public.
The 550 Package becomes a topic for another NASCAR Cup Series race, though Michigan offers plenty of other things for Jeff and Jordan to discuss as well. The guys also touch on IndyCar at Gateway plus the latest Xfinity and Truck Series races. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One of the all-time greats, NASCAR Legend Dale Inman, walks into the studio to sit down with Dale Earnhardt Jr and talk about the shaping of the Petty racing dynasty. From humble beginnings in rural North Carolina grew local legends and a driver that would turn into an American icon. "The King" Richard Petty was the driver and the crew chief that led the way was Inman. The 8-time NASCAR Cup Series champion talks about growing up as a part of the Petty family and gives a unique insight into Lee Petty and the early days of Petty Enterprises. Inman tells the wild story of how he and Maurice Petty drove the racecar across the country to race in California. He was there for Richard Petty's first race at Columbia Speedway in 1958 and is still with Petty Motorsports to this day. From near tragedies to the greatest triumphs of all, winning seven titles and seven Daytona 500's, Inman has lived it all. The Petty family was a tight-knit group on the race track and off. They had each other's backs, including standing up to anyone who challenged their driver. Inman shares stories of incidents and fights, including he and Maurice standing up for The King. During one incident, a knife was pulled. Inman was there. The family matters also produced a split that surprised the racing world, with Dale Inman parting ways with the family team in 1981 shortly after winning the Great American Race. Why? It's a topic that Inman still struggles to talk about today. The split wasn't what Inman wanted, but the time away from Petty resulted in a few years of results and racing stories. From working with a young Dale Earnhardt and racing for a controversial coal miner, to winning the 1984 title with Texas Terry, it's a time where Inman was out on his own and showed the world he was one of the greatest of all time. Before Inman sat at the table, Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis broke down Indianapolis and the curb-chaos that dominated the headlines and Monday morning water-cooler conversation. In addition, Dale brings up some often used lingo, a Dale-ism, that piqued wife Amy Earnhardt's interest. Let's just say "Imawl" let y'all listen and laugh! In AskJr presented by Xfinity, Leah dishes out fan questions ranging from Dale's search for a square-body truck to if red-hot racer Kyle Larson should consider racing in the Indianapolis 500. Dale Jr. also reveals details about his father's "Deer Head Shop" on the grounds of Dale Earnhardt Inc. That and much more on this packed podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are back from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and its inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race with plenty to discuss. Brett came home a winner as a chaotic finish allowed AJ Allmendinger to capitalize for his second career Cup victory. Hear Brett detail how the road course ace put himself in position to win and what the first Cup triumph means for Kaulig Racing. While Allmendinger and Brett celebrated, the rest of the crew fell victim to the troublesome curb in Turn 6. T.J. shares what happened to Joey Logano as he smashed into the tire barriers while running near the front when the curb came up. Freddie explains his feelings towards the penalty Bubba Wallace received for avoiding the remaining “ramp” in the Turn 6 chicane during Overtime. After multiple cars hit the orange turtle in Turn 6 during the first lap of Saturday's Xfinity Series race, the track removed the turtle ahead of Sunday's event. Was that the right call? Or did it invite drivers to push the limits of that corner even more? The guys debate. Curbs became part of the story again in the Cup Series race as Turn 6 proved troublesome throughout the event. On a late restart, disaster struck as the curb shredded cars and caused a major pileup at the front of the field. Should NASCAR have thrown a yellow flag the lap prior? How can this situation be fixed? The crew weighs these questions after the costly mistake. The final restart created more drama as Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe went head-to-head into the first corner. As Briscoe was forced wide, Hamlin secured the lead. However, Briscoe cut back across the grass onto the track and was penalized. He then spun leader Hamlin and both cars were then out of contention. The gang discusses whether Briscoe knew about the penalty or not and whether taking out Hamlin was a clean or dirty move. Due to the event running long, the broadcast shifted from NBC to NBC Sports Network. Why did that need to happen? The guys explain the decision making behind the move. The charter market remains hot and the latest rumors involve 23XI Racing and Front Row Motorsports. Could a deal be in the works for 23XI to secure more charters? Hear a few theories on the next silly season dominos to fall. In Reaction Theatre, fans let it all out in response to the curb chaos, big wrecks, Briscoe spinning Hamlin and much more. Plus, was that Toby Keith who called in and played a song? The guys also discuss other on track problems from Sunday including a car oiling down the entire surface and a safety truck on track during qualifying. As the playoffs approach, Richard Childress Racing's two cars are battling for the final spot. The guys discuss how they expect the teammates to race each other in the coming weeks.