Phil Parsons has done it all. From being the little brother of a NASCAR Legend, a racer, a team owner and a broadcaster, the only thing he hadn't done was come to the Bojangles Studio to sit down with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Until now. On his 65th birthday, Parsons sits down with Dale Jr. and Mike Davis about his fascinating life. All he wanted to do is race. Plain and simple. From the age of five, watching his brother Benny in daring Figure-8 races through his older brother's monumental ascension through the sport, little brother just wanted to drive. When he got his shot, it didn't come easy. He took a Vega and some infrequent opportunities and made the most of them by winning races in NASCAR's Baby Grand Series, which was to become the Dash Series. He won at places like Hickory Motor Speedway, Caraway Speedway, North Wilkesboro and Nashville. It's a period of Parsons' story not often talked about and a time that Dale Jr. came to the table with curiosity about. Parsons' racing career hit rock bottom, when family money and opportunity ran dry. So, he humbly went to Humpy Wheeler for help. The advice led him to a "real job" working with Travis Carter on Hal Needham and Burt Reynold's Skoal Bandit team. The team's drivers were stuntman Stan Barrett and the legendary Harry Gant. The job created a relationship with U.S. Tobacco which blossomed into funding for his own chances back behind the wheel. The sponsorship sent Parsons on a course for Cup. At first, he was just trying to stick in NASCAR's Late Model Sportsman ranks (now known as the Xfinity Series). His rookie season produced success and an opportunity the next year with the Skoal Bandit team in NASCAR's Cup Series. Parsons is well known for a massive crash he experienced at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama which sent his racecar tumbling violently on the high-banks. He details the wreck from his vantage point and the pain it produced. Phil also experienced the jubilation of winning in NASCAR's elite series, when he captured a win, five years after his flip, at Talladega. He explains the Zen of having the perfect car that day and matching it with perfect strategy and drive. At the end of the 1989 season Phil elected to have cataract surgery. After the successful procedure, Parsons started in his next big opportunity, for the powerful Morgan McClure Racing team. But, only three races into his tenure with the team, he got a call saying that the team was going in a different direction. Phil opens up about taking that phone call and the decision that ultimately cut the growth of his Cup career. Parson's also reveals how false rumors about his eyesight then hindered potential chances in Cup. His decision to return the Xfinity Series was a family matter. He details the choice and how he built part-two of his racing career. Parsons goes into detail about his brother Benny and the wild repair job that netted him the 1973 NASCAR Cup Series Championship. He also talks about Benny's role as a television broadcaster and how his legacy lives on. Phil too followed in Benny's footsteps with a successful television career of his own, to which he still enjoys to this day. DIRTY AIR Before Parsons joins the show, Dale, Mike, Hannah and Matthew talk about: Dale and Amy's wild commercial travel adventures and their trip to France. The upcoming live DJD show at Nashville's Ole Red. Jeremy Mayfield and others winning after being on the show. The sport needing more short-track style road courses. ASKJR presented by Xfinity The fan questions came rolling in about: What songs pump up Dale Jr. Road Course suggestions like running a green Sonoma or The Boot at the Glen! Dale Jr driving a V8 Supercar. Dale Jr. asked to Le Mans for Garage 56? and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode, recorded on May 20th, David and Elliot break down the action of recent weeks including the inaugural Formula 1 race in Miami, contentious NASCAR races at Darlington and Talladega, and Indycar's runup to the 500 weekend, including the Indy Grand Prix. Early 500 sessions are spotlighted and David and Elliot make their picks for the 500, and go green talking about Kyle Busch's contract situation after 2022.
After some reactions to last week's release of CLIPS from our L.W. Wright interview, longime NASCAR crew chief Tim Brewer talks about his earliest days in racing at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, quitting school and hitting the road as a young teenager, the infamous Talladega boycott of 1969 and an encounter with NASCAR Founder Bill France Sr.Brewer got his big break when he went to work for an independent driver by the name of Richard Childress, before winding up with Junior Johnson & Associates.In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid leaf through the October 27, 1977 issue of Grand National Scene. Donnie Allison wins at Rockingham and Cale Yarborough clinches the championship with two races remaining on that year's schedule. There's also a story illustrating the relationship that existed once upon a time between Richard Childress and Junior Johnson.Please consider supporting the show!patreon.com/thescenevaultpodcastpaypal.me/thescenevaultpodcastvenmo.com/thescenevaultpodcastNOTE: This podcast is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owners of the Scene brand.
If you love stock car racing or land speed racing, you'll love the story of Aaron Brown! Aaron is a true trailblazer. He's set multiple land speed records and dominated as a race car builder for decades. Then, he decided to take his passion for speed and start the GarageShop, a well known race car fabrication shop. Some of his latest projects include a pair of Aero cars, a Daytona and Talladega, which he took land speed racing at the ECTA in Blytheville, Arkansas.We'll talk about car building, fabrication, racing...and little of his history in stock car racing, too! Listen in!
Green White Checkered with PJ Zucco and Brandon Bain on ESPN Radio. The guys chat about Ross Chastain's win at Talladega & Chase Elliott's victory at Dover. They also talk about their favorite throwback paint scheme's from NASCAR's Throwback Weekend & make their picks for Darlington.
Tommy Praytor talks local racing with with 14 year old Grantley Pool, Logan Boyett, Max Calles McDonald then Thomas Praytor gives more details about his race that was cut short at Talladega! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wnsp/support
A man who weaseled his way into a race at Talladega in the 1980's, racked up thousands in debt, and then disappeared has, for whatever reason, resurfaced, and Bill Murray made someone mad. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You know the legend of L.W. Wright. Now meet the man.The driver known as L.W. Wright made the first and only start of his Winston Cup career on May 2, 1982 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. He'd not been heard from in the FORTY YEARS since ... until now.May 2, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of that iconic Talladega event, and for the first time ever, portions of an extensive interview with the man who went by the name L.W. Wright are being released ONLY on The Scene Vault Podcast.NOTE: This podcast is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owners of the Scene brand.Please consider supporting this podcast:Patreon: www.patreon.com/thescenevaultpodcastPayPal: www.paypal.me/thescenevaultpodcast
Talladega was only exciting on the last lap - can Dover do better? We talk about 'Dega, the latest NASCAR news - and then preview this weekend's race at the Monster Mile, along with our Paint Scheme Preview and Picks!The Rundown:- Talladega: Ross Chastain takes advantage for the second Trackhouse win in an otherwise boring race- 'Dega Ratings, Surprise finishers- NASCR News:- Kyle Busch looking for a new contract - will it be determined by a future sponsor?- Larry Mac in the booth at Dover, because Fox has run out of guests...- Ryan Preece eyeing a big-time Cup Series ride- NASCAR All-Star Race format: Wilson's unfiltered reaction...- Guest Johnny P tries a laser-eyed-eagle Four Loko...- Dover! Our Paint Scheme Preview and Picks!Find the latest episodes at InTheDraftShow.com, follow on Twitter and Instagram @InTheDraftShow – and like the show on Facebook at facebook.com/InTheDraftShow
Talladega delivers with a fun race that shows us what kind of fight this season is shaping up to be. We look at the recent comments from Kyle Busch and what it could mean for his future. We also look forward to the Monster Mile.
Jeremy and Darren recap last Sunday's Nascar GEICO 500 at Talladega, discuss the latest Auto Racing news and notes, and preview tomorrow's IndyCar Honda Grand Prix of Alabama and Nascar Duramax Drydene 400 at Dover.
After a brief recap of the Talladega race, Jordan and Nick talk about how NASCAR betting is different than regular sports betting, Denny Hamlin's sensitivity training, and whether or not Bob Pockrass deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. After that, they set their sights on Dover for this weekend's upcoming race.Stacking Dennys is a NASCAR podcast featuring Jordan McAbee of Fantasy Racing Online and Nick Giffen (a.k.a. "RotoDoc") of The Action Network as the two discuss Fantasy NASCAR strategies and top bets for the upcoming race.
You know the legend of L.W. Wright. Now meet the man. The driver known as L.W. Wright made the first and only start of his Winston Cup career on May 2, 1982 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. He'd not been heard from in the FORTY YEARS since ... until now. Monday marks the 40th anniversary of that iconic Talladega event, and for the first time ever, portions of an extensive interview with the man who went by the name L.W. Wright will be released ONLY on The Scene Vault Podcast. Be sure to subscribe and check back Monday at 6 a.m. for the full episode. NOTE: This podcast is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owners of the Scene brand.Please consider supporting this podcast: Patreon: www.patreon.com/thescenevaultpodcastPayPal: www.paypal.me/thescenevaultpodcast
NasCardRadio Episode 94: The guy's review Talladega superspeedway Xfinity (Noah Gragson) and CUP (Ross Chastain) winners, highest finishing rookies (Kyle Sieg and Austin Cindric) and their rookie trading cards. In Formula One they recap the 2022 Rolex Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and Max Verstappen's rookie trading cards. In the next segment the guys discuss 2003 eTopps and how it was the predecessor to ePack, Topps Now and Panini Instant. With a 27 card eTopps NASCAR trading card release in 2003 the guys break down the driver selection and the individual print runs. Finally, there are some interesting eBay auctions in ‘The Kings Court'. Thanks to our sponsor Panini America. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
We have returned to talk all about TALLADEGA!!!! Ross Chastain kept his cool, Noah minded his business, and couple backmarkers got into it on and off track. Formula 1 saw the Tefosi in shambles as the SBINALLA was back in full force. We got METHY back on the podcast, so always a treat, we talk month of May and Anthony wants to go to the Snakepit. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @LTLNpodcast and subscribe to us and leave a 5 * review so we can read it on the pod!
Ross Chastain is victorious for a second time in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022. Hear from Danny B and the rest of the gang on NWP as we break down everything from this past weekend in Talladega and get you set up for this weekend at Dover Motor Speedway.
Marty Snider, AJ Allmendinger, and Parker Kligerman discuss the NASCAR Cup Series drivers who are feeling the pressure after not capturing the checkered flag at Talladega. Erik Jones revisits the last lap after his sixth-place finish and shares why he's already moving forward. Brad Daugherty also joins the show, the crew take and answer fan questions, as well as preview Dover.
After a memorable and somewhat nostalgic week at Talladega that saw Larry McReynolds and Jeffrey Earnhardt put on a show in the Xfinity Series, and Ross Chastain collect his second career Cup Series win, NASCAR heads to Dover, Delaware to race on the Monster Mile! The NextGen car hasn't produced great racing on shorter tracks by any means. Could that trend continue for 400 laps around Dover International Speedway? Do we see Hendrick Motorsports dominate Dover similar to last year? Is this finally the week Tyler Reddick gets his first career win? Matt Selz and Dan Malin are back to recap Talladega and preview Dover with everything you need for this weekend's race!
This week's episode starts off by reviewing the Sunday from Hell and the outcome of Talladega. What bets hit, what bets missed, Full Tank Faceoff outcome, etc. There's a lot to recap from the big track. After that, we look to Dover Motor Speedway. We take a look at the track stats and the strategy for how to set up this weekend's bets. (8:31). Then we talk about three guys who have some pretty decent value and a chance to win the race on Sunday (14:26). The Finishing Position part of the podcast has some Top 3s and 5s sprinkle plays in it, as well as two guys who stand out as some value Top 10 plays. (25:01). Then, to cap that section out we have the ToolHangerz.com bet of the week! This is a new segment that we'll be calling out each week, and we discuss why this is such a cool new topic. (32:25). The Head to Head section has three bets called out that are pretty evenly matched up, but I don't think are as even as the books say. (36:44). Finally, in the Phil's Fired Up section we do our firsts Sportsbook Review, starting with FanDuel and what the thoughts are on their NASCAR coverage. (47:44)
Brayton Laster of Brayton Laster Motorsports returns to Throttled Up to discuss his most recent race with Mullins' Racing at Talladega. The day didn't end the way anyone had hoped for Brayton as he was an innocent bystander in someone else's mess. Here all the hilarious recaps from Brayton about the entire weekend. We also receive breaking news from Brayton about his future plans!
In this episode of LaJoie's Stacking Pennies, Corey is joined by Jeffrey Earnhardt after his runner-up finish at Talladega. The crew also looks ahead to Dover with Skip Flores breaking down pit road and Jackson Gibbs filling in on the No. 11 team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 228! Ross Chastain smashes another watermelon in Victory Lane! Wild finish, of course, at Talladega! We'll recap all of the controversy that came out of the weekend. Get everybody ready for racing at the Monster Mile, Dover! Be safe, @Lungboy & @TimmyG @WickedFastPdcst on Twitter, @WickedFastPodcast on Insta or Like the Wicked Fast Podcast on Facebook Please join our NASCAR Fantasy League! You know you want to Subscribe on iTunes! You can also subscribe on Google Play or Spotify. Click for more info about the Wicked Fast Podcast Check out Timmy G's Celtics Podcast - Banner Banter Podcast Find more great podcasts at bPodStudios.com…The Place To Be For Podcast Discovery
Championship crew chief Rich Lushes joins Davey Segal (7:10) to discuss his storied career in motorsports that culminated in NASCAR's ultimate prize last season with Ben Rhodes and ThorSport Racing. He chats about his early days at the track and father's ownership of a local Ohio short track, why and when he realized driving wasn't the path for him, the culture of racing in Ohio where ThorSport is based and why the team likes avoiding "the swamp" in North Carolina. Lushes has helped multiple young drivers blossom into short track and NASCAR stars, including the likes of Landon Cassill and Erik Jones. He recalls stories of the then teenagers honing their craft in the shop and on track before moving onto bigger and better things in NASCAR. While successful, including an ARCA championship with Frank Kimmel in 2013, Lushes had never been a crew chief at the NASCAR level until 2018. He got his chance with Myatt Snider, but was demoted the following year. He gets real about his feelings in the two years that followed and why not just getting the chance again, but winning the opening two races with Ben Rhodes in 2021 put some pep back in his step en route to winning the Camping World Truck Series championship. Plus, why he thrives at ThorSport in Ohio rather than with a bigger team in North Carolina, his "shoey" at Phoenix following the No. 99 team's championship, when he realized his driver couldn't handle his alcohol, why their recent victory on Bristol Dirt has was the biggest of his career and reflecting on the road to get to the top of the mountain. Papa Segal pays homage to a fourth-generation driver gone too soon, Davey discusses Ross Chastain's Talladega victory and briefly previews the Monster Mile.
The Spring 2022 #NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway was in many ways The Ballad of the Melon Man, because for the 2nd time in his career and this season - Ross Chastain brought his #1 Chevrolet Camaro to victory lane. Our #RaceReactions segment, saw us react with excitement as the finish unfolded. When NASCAR races at Talladega, it's impossible to forget the Hollywood blockbuster Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - so for a special #6DegreesofNASCAR pop-culture, Sebastian discusses how the movie plays homage to the great superspeedway. Finally, we looked forward to the concrete mile, with our #RacePicks for Dover Superspeedway. #LetsGoRacingFamilyPodcast #NASCARpodcast #FamilyPodcast #LetsGoRacingFamily #RacingPodcast #RacingThroughLife #RacePicks #6DegreesofNASCAR #IamNASCAR #NASCARKids As always, don't forget to send us your questions or comments: Letsgoracingfamily@gmail.com Connect with the Let's Go Racing Family: Subscribe to the Let's Go Racing Family audio PODCAST: https://www.letsgoracing.family/listen Visit the Let's Go Racing Family WEBSITE: https://letsgoracing.family Like Let's Go Racing Family on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LetsGoRacingFamily Follow Let's Go Racing Family on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/letsgoracingfam/ Follow Let's Go Racing Family on INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/letsgoracingfamily/
Austin returns to the show and joins Matt and Charlie in talking about:-The Formula 1 race from Imola. -The NASCAR races (Xfinity and Cup) from Talladega.-Did Kyle Busch paint himself in a corner?-Preview Dover for NASCAR and Birmingham for Indy Car.-And more.Use #whatyathinkITM to respond to the question of the week:Should NASCAR have ran the Gen 7 car in select races in 2021 like they did for the COT prior to putting the car in full time competition?Make sure to sign up for the Ramblin about Racin Fantasy NASCAR League using the link below:https://fantasygames.nascar.com/live/league/marblesin Join the conversation with “Ramblin' about Racin'” using the hashtag #whatyathinkITM if you have something that you want discussed on future shows. If you want to be on the show with us reach out on social media or the website and we will get you the details on how to be on and talk racing with us. Check out our online stores with the links below. Use discount EASTER to get 10% off your order.Tee Spring: https://inthemarbles.creator-spring.com/Bonfire: https://www.bonfire.com/store/ramblin-about-racin/Like watching “Ramblin' about Racin'” vice listening. Make sure to check out YouTube channel. Thank you for listening to “Ramblin' about Racin',” where we bring the best post-race coverage and analysis throughout the NASCAR, Formula 1, and Indy Car Series. Host Matt Beamer (the NASCAR Guy), Charlie Hercus, and Preston Lood (the Formula 1 Guy) started this podcast in 2019 and look forward to sharing our passion for the sport they love. It would help the show a lot if you were to give us a rating on your podcast platform. Preston, Charlie, and Matt strive to bring you the best show every week. A rating will go a long way to show us how good we are doing. Make sure to follow “Ramblin' about Racin'” on all social media platforms: Facebook: Ramblin' about Racin'Twitter: @ramblinracinpodYouTube: Ramblin' about Racin' You can find links to all social media as well as links to our merchandise and podcast on our website: www.ramblinaboutracin.com
Adam and Steve recap Ryan Blaney's run the NASCAR Cup Series race Talladega Superspeedway. Plus, they look ahead to the upcoming race at Dover Motor Speedway. Find Team Blaney on Twitter @teamblaney. On Facebook at Facebook.com/teamblaney. On Instagram at Team.Blaney and finally on Discord at https://discord.com/invite/R6W2dpPuTw. You can also follow hosts Adam and Steve on Twitter @adamrogers and @mezz_12. Don't forget to support the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation. Find them on Twitter @rbfamfoundation and online at ryanblaneyfamilyfoundation.org. And thank you to Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) for the awesome theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Joe Castello and Gio in Miami are joined by "Stubo" Sue Morris for a Special Announcement. Ross Chastain Wins at Talladega, NHRA SpringNationals, and Ferrari's Failure at Imola are discussed as F1 comes to Miami. SportsCollision talks NBA Playoffs, NFL Draft, and Miguel Cabrera joins 3000 hit club.
Kyle Busch calls out Joe Gibbs on contract talks, Denny Hamlin has to take sensitivity training after an inappropriate tweet, and oh yeah, there were a couple races at Talladega this weekend. Lots to talk about on this week's episode. Show notes at www.thesuperspeedway.com.
All it took was one lap for Ross Chastain as he captured his second career NASCAR Cup Series win. After a wild finish at Talladega, Rene and Kenny discuss the craziness that Talladega provided for the fans. They also talk about the brand new ARCA Menards Series Points Leader Rajah Caruth an his race at Talladega on Saturday along with Jeffery Earnhardt's near win. Lastly the boys will give their pick for this weekend's upcoming race at the Dover Motor Speedway. #AllTurnsNoBrakes
On what happened during the final lap from the perspective of Kyle Larson and Ross Chastain (2:00); A.J. on whether Chastain faked out Larson (4:45); the development of Ross Chastain into a more patient driver at Talladega (6:30); on the edge that Chastain still has to his driving – and that A.J. witnessed at COTA (8:30); “I thought about it at COTA: I might be trying to chase down the (Cup) champion here.” (10:30); the case for a deep playoff run by Ross Chastain (11:30); the massive heartbreak for Erik Jones coming up a few thousand feet short of a major victory (13:30); why Talladega seemed such a track position race and difficult to pass (16:00); what the elimination of side-drafting has meant as an impact on superspeedway racing (17:30): why A.J. came up just short of winning Saturday's Xfinity Series race (19:00); the sudden interest in Kyle Bush's contract status at Joe Gibbs Racing (22:00); why A.J. loves Kyle Busch's “what you see is what you get” style (24:00); the danger of contract negotiations going public (26:00); A.J.'s jam-packed 49-race (!) schedule for 2022 (29:00); becoming a leader at Kaulig Racing (30:30); the past start of his racing career (32:00).
Door Bumper Clear's first trip of the year to Talladega Superspeedway is complete as Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft recap the wild weekend of racing. And with Dover Motor Speedway race weekend upon us, the guys get ready to see the DBC sponsored Justin Allgaier No. 7 car hit the track on Saturday in the Xfinity Series race. To kick off Spot On, Spot Off, the crew discuss Erik Jones' move to block Kyle Larson on the last lap of the Cup Series race on Sunday and how it cost him the win. Also, they talk about why Jones was a sitting duck for Ross Chastain to get by him for the win. Next, Freddie provides insight into the contact Bubba Wallace made with Joey Logano that took the No. 22 out of the race on a freak restart wreck. Hear what Freddie relayed to Wallace during the restart and Logano's comments on the current state of superspeedway racing. In an interview after crashing out, Chase Briscoe described how the cars reacted differently to pushes compared to the first Next Gen car superspeedway race at Daytona. The gang talks about why the cars were having difficulty building and completing runs on other cars. The Ford teams went against their typical superspeedway pit strategy and choose to break the teams into two groups. Hear what each spotter thought about the new strategy and whether or not they should try it again. Hendrick Motorsports changed up their setup focus from qualifying to race pace. Is qualifying all that important at superspeedways? The guys discuss the change in philosophy. Finally, Kyle Busch commented on his contract negotiations with Joe Gibbs Racing. The guys speculate about the possibility of him leaving JGR, which other team could court him, and why they ultimately think Busch brought his negotiations public. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible.
Crack out the watermelons, Ross Chastain survives the carnage of Talladega to get his second win. Doug Rice welcomes Alexis Erickson and special guest host Jeff Hammond to this week's Fast Talk presented by Toyota.
We recap three wrecks that happened this weekend: one during the big finish at the NASCAR races at Talladega, another when Bubba wrecked his ATV leaving him stranded in the woods, and lastly, when Joe Biden promised to spend billions to make every U.S. military vehicle climate friendly. Donald Trump sounds off on Prince Harry. Elon Musk fires hilarious shots at Bill Gates. And, a Baker Mayfield statue is revealed that looks nothing like Baker Mayfield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's Talladega weekend y'all!! Ralph reviews the slop that was Bristol and looks forward to the big superspeedway showdown this Sunday in Bama! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ralph964/message
Caleb is here to preview this upcoming weekend in sports. He starts off by looking at the NBA Playoffs and the split series between the Milwaukee Bucks as they travel to face the Chicago Bulls. He also checks in as the 76ers are trying to sweep the Raptors. Then in baseball it is the Los Angeles Dodgers going to the San Diego Padres in a crucial early NL West Division Series. Last but not least he looks as the Dallas Stars are trying to keep their spot in the Western Conference Wild Card race and then goes to NASCAR as they are at Talladega this weekend. Theme music by The Riley Brothers Band. Find them at therileybrothersband.bandcamp.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brodie-sports/message
The NASCAR Cup Series will run its third pack-racing event of the year in Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega. How should our strategy there differ from what we did in Daytona? numberFire's Jim Sannes digs into past perfect lineups from Talladega to lay out the differences, discusses other strategies to implement, and outlines which drivers are worth monitoring in each salary tier prior to qualifying.
Dale Jarrett and Kyle Petty welcome NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie, who details the differences between NASCAR's Next Gen car and the Gen-6. Nate Ryan outlines some on-track incidents during Day 1 of the Indy 500 open test involving Alexander Rossi, Helio Castroneves, and Colton Herta. The crew also doles out some team grades near the quarter point of the season and looks ahead to Talladega Superspeedway.
Guest: Kyle Petty - We recap Bristol Motor Speedway on the dirt, will it return for 2023?, Earnhardt has a familiar crew chief, Trackhouse gets underwear, Rowdy Dragon has your Fantasy NASCAR picks for Talladega Superspeedway, Blah! and we have a full preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie
The NFL and NASCAR combine as a pair of well-known 88's, three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen joins two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the table of truth. Olsen opens up to Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis about his journey from a local New Jersey football family to playing in the National Football League. The two athletes met years ago, and forged a solid friendship through shared charitable endeavors.. Thanks our new sponsor Ally, Olsen walked into the Bojangles studio ready to hit the ground running. He detailed the ups and downs of his football life and the values instilled in him by his father that he took along with him every step of the way. Dale Jr. and Greg share their thoughts on the psychology of raising children in a sport and that there is more valuable lessons to be learned by a young mind than just winning a game. Pro football player Olsen is now coach-dad on the baseball field for his children's teams.. Olsen talks about the process of being recruited by colleges during his high school football career and the realities involved in the process. We learn that his father made Greg do something very difficult to let down the coaches from the schools that he wasn't choosing. In doing so he taught some valuable lessons. He also reveals his tenure with Notre Dame and the tough decision to vacate the famed Indiana-based academy for the palm trees of Miami beach and the University of Miami Hurricanes. Curiosity over the combine events that scout college players before they are drafter in the NFL, Dale Jr. gets Greg Olsen to open up about his experience at the event. It's a rare peek into what really happens between player reps, scouts and teams during the NFL Combine. It also lets us in the killer-instinct and mental game that Olsen used throughout much of his football career. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound tight end offers his memories of getting drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round. Then a few years later, one of the worst trades in Bears history sent Olsen to the North Carolina to play for the Carolina Panthers. Olsen saw the majority of his success in Carolina, and gives us a look behind the curtain of NFL locker room life. What was it like playing with star quarterback Cam Newton? Was the polarizing figure a distraction? Olsen also details getting released by the Panthers and the many difficulties he faced in his year with the Seattle Seahawks, from the CoVid-19 pandemic to coaching, that helped lead to his decision to retire from the game. The biggest fight Olsen faced didn't come from a linebacker or a free-safety. It came from within his family. In 2012, he and wife Kara gave birth to twins T.J. and Talbot. T.J. was born with a congenital heart defect that required multiple surgeries, including three open-heart procedures. In 2021, his heart started to fail. T.J. received a heart transplant and is now an active nine-year-old boy. Olsen opens up about the decisions to share the incredibly tough journey with the public. OPEN SEGMENT Before Greg Olsen came into the Dirty Mo Media Bojangles studio, Dale Jr., Mike and the gang unpacked some feelings about the recent news of North Wilkesboro Speedway coming off the Lost Speedways list to host racing again. They explain how it's now up to the fans to prove that North Wilkesboro, and other small market tracks like it, are viable racing facilities, by showing up to the races. Dale's ready to tailgate, are you? The revival has Dale Jr. so excited, that he is even thinking about hopping in a racecar himself at the historic North Carolina track. Wait, what? It's a revelation that had us all floored. ASKJR presented by Xfinity Hanna Newhouse brings fan questions from @XfinityRacing on twitter about: Dale Jr. joining the Fox broadcast team for the Talladega race. Cruising the Talladega infield The time Dale Jr. drove a Petty-43 Ford at Nashville Fairgrounds Dale Earnhardt's role in the motion picture "BASEketball.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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