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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.
Chris Lambert is back with Davey for part two of their conversation (14:10) fresh off his Las Vegas victory, and they begin by discussing the day that changed his life forever. He describes what he remembers about the day he lost his then wife Hailey and 15-month-old son Austin, how he coped with the unimaginable losses, the moment he realized he needed to pick up the pieces and start over and why he decides to share his story in public. The two also discuss his Southern 500 victories, and why they mean more to him than his three Daytona 500's, his trophy collection over the years (and whether the team gets trophies the drivers do), meeting Michael Jordan at a UNC basketball camp (as a now Duke fan) and while working with Denny Hamlin, how his Red Sox and baseball fandom came about and why he feels the chances of the No. 11 team securing that elusive championship are as good as ever in 2021. Davey touches on the Las Vegas tripleheader weekend, takes a peek at the 2022 Xfinity and Truck Series schedules and Papa Segal gives an ode to the legendary Banjo Matthews.
A win in Vegas means Denny Hamlin can relax at Talladega, but will he? Brett McMillan is joined by Lee Spencer from Racinboys.com and Reid Spencer of the NASCAR Wire Service to discuss Kyle Larson's missed opportunity and if it could cost him with the unknowns of Talladega and the Roval looming. Plus, we discuss the playoff battles in the Xfinity and Truck Series after a couple of non-playoff contenders won in Las Vegas.
A tripleheader of NASCAR Playoffs racing is in the books from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Freddie Kraft returns from out west along with special guest, Cup race winning spotter Chris Lambert to breakdown all that unfolded from the weekend. First, learn about Lambert's background, how he took T.J. Majors' job back in the day and his path to working with Denny Hamlin for the last decade. Plus, hear his take on why Sunday's race at Las Vegas was such an important one to win. Drama from Las Vegas started early as the Truck Series put on a show. Hear the gang react to Sheldon Creed and Chandler Smith's crash and Creed saying he throttled up when the caution was displayed. NASCAR penalized Carson Hocevar later in the race for intentionally spinning to bring out a caution. Does this set a new precedent for penalties? The gang weighs in. Daniel Hemric announced he's headed to Kaulig Racing next year, on the same weekend where he became the driver with the most top-five finishes to never win a race in NASCAR history. Lambert shares his opinion on Hemric's career and what he may lack compared to his competition. On Sunday, Hendrick Motorsports looked primed for another standout performance. However, they may have shot themselves in the foot with pit strategy. Hear how they cost themselves the race and why it didn't faze the No. 11 team one bit. Kyle Busch was among the many drivers vocal about lapped cars on the radio during the Cup Series race. Hear Freddie explain why the problem isn't getting any better and there's again one team at the center of it. Lambert weighs in and discusses how much of an issue the slow cars have become. Hamlin's victory earns him a spot in the Round of 8 where he will look to make the Championship 4 for the second consecutive year. Is Hamlin better prepared for a title fight this year compared to last? His spotter tells us about the position the No. 11 team's in and what Hamlin does that could make the difference. Kevin Harvick didn't stop playing head games with Chase Elliott at Las Vegas. Hear what Harvick compared Elliott to and why it undoubtedly will have Elliott think twice while racing around the No. 4 car. Reports of what practice and qualifying will look like in 2022 surfaced last week and it has the crew concerned about how it will translate to the on-track product. Hear what to expect and some insight from the Next Gen test at Daytona. In Reaction Theatre, DBC goes international with callers from across the pond, fans are still mad at Kevin Harvick, and Casey Boat is welcomed back with a nice message and a new song.
In this episode, we break down the incredible weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, featuring the disagreement between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott, the wild finish in the Xfinity Series by AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric, and Chandler Smith putting it all on the line against Sheldon Creed to make the Truck Series playoffs. We also preview the upcoming South Point 400 weekend at Las Vegas. Show notes at www.thesuperspeedway.com.
Bristol Motor Speedway delivered a thrilling weekend of playoff racing and spotters TJ Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft are in the Bojangles Studio to react to everything that went down under the lights. With tempers flaring and multiple heated arguments post-race, the crew has plenty to talk about after the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs concluded. Shades of old Bristol showed throughout the tripleheader of races at the iconic short track and the guys discuss why that was and what to expect moving forward. Given the exciting racing on the concrete surface, many asked if it is still necessary to run the spring Bristol race weekend on dirt. Hear the spotters weigh in and what they wish to do instead of taking away a concrete surface Bristol race. As the intensity picked up late in the event on Saturday night, many playoff contenders suffered cut tires that jeopardized their chance at the championship. Hear how they recovered and what is expected to happen in similar situations with the Next Gen car. Chase Elliott was among those who suffered from a cut tire and he showed his frustration by taking a swipe at race leader Kevin Harvick later in the race. That then led to Elliott maintaining his line as a lapped car in front of Harvick for the remainder of the night as Elliott's teammate Kyle Larson drove by to win. This then sparked their heated confrontation post-race. The spotters break down the situation from both sides, provide insight from Harvick's manger Josh Jones who was in the middle of it all and share what they think might happen moving forward. They are also joined by Associated Press motorsports journalist Jenna Fryer to discuss what happened when Kevin Harvick and others told a media member to stop filming the conversation. Friday night's Xfinity Series race delivered plenty of drama too, as leaders AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric crashed while crossing the finish line. The guys discuss the incident and how the regular season championship came to be decided in dramatic fashion. In the Truck Series race, Chandler Smith's pass on Sheldon Creed for the win fueled a fiery debate. Hear what the gang thinks about Smith's move and how he passed his teammate John Hunter Nemechek a few laps later. The 2022 Cup Series schedule was released last week and the spotters analyze the major changes coming next season. Hear their opinions on the Clash at the LA Coliseum, racing on Easter Sunday, one off-week the entire year, Pocono losing its doubleheader, Gateway's Cup date, and Homestead returning to the playoffs. Then in Reaction Theatre, fans are fired up discussing Kevin Harvick leaving his helmet on, other people getting in the way of the drivers post-race, Chase Elliott's repeat offenses, plus two new songs.
This week, Chris Hacker joins us to talk his first run in the Truck Series, his new deal with Niece, and more! Also: One team in the Cup Series had an awful day at Darlington, while a certain Dutchman dominated his home GP
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Eric was at Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the FireKeepers Casino 400 and was able to talk to a bunch of drivers for several exclusive sound bites for this podcast. In addition, Eric and James break down the FireKeepers Casino 400 from Michigan, as well as Xfinity and Truck Series racing from the weekend and the news of the week. They also preview the upcoming Cup Series regular season finale at Daytona. Show notes at www.thesuperspeedway.com.
Michigan International Speedway race weekend is in the books and T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are back with lots to share after a newsy week. A spotter swap at Team Penske shifted TJ from the No. 22 team of Joey Logano to his longtime friend Brad Keselowski's No. 2 team. T.J. tells all about why the decision was made and how it impacts his future. The gang fills in the listeners about a meeting with NASCAR that took place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hear how the show made history and what impact it has moving forward. Before jumping into the Cup Series race, the guys talk the lights going out for the Truck Series race at Gateway and A.J. Allmendinger's career progression and his reconciliation with Brett. Corey LaJoie was forced to sit out Michigan after a close contact tested positive for COVID. Hear what made his situation unique and what it says about NASCAR's health and safety protocols moving forward. How should teams and playoff drivers react? Should NASCAR follow other major sports leagues with weekly testing? The table weighs in. Glimpses of the old Michigan delighted the spotters over the weekend as the resin traction compound allowed for multi-groove racing. Hear how the spotters felt about the track conditions and the quality of racing the surface produced. Contact between Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon crossing the finish line for Stage 2 sent the No. 3 car into the wall, ending his promising day. T.J. tells us what happened from Keselowski's perspective. With drafting in full effect on Sunday, Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kyle Larson and William Byron were in assist mode up front. However, did their instance on working together cost them the race? The crew debates on what the best strategy was for those trying to make passes for the lead and how Ryan Blaney ultimately outdid them all. Heading into the regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway, its anyone's game to win and secure a playoff berth from outside the top-16 in points. Hear what the spotters think is the best approach to take heading into Saturday night and which drivers to watch out for. In Reaction Theatre, fans overwhelm T.J. with so many congratulations, inquire about his blocking teachings and ask Freddie how the No. 23 got upside down.
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
Jessie calls in reinforcements this week to unpack all the action from Watkins Glen. Cup Series driver Kaz Grala and NASCAR Producer Morgan Giannone give their opinions on all the latest NASCAR news, including the Truck Series playoff field and the battle for the Cup Series regular season title. Plus, Kaz gives insight into his truck run at The Glen and Morgan shares what it's like being a Producer in the industry. _______________________________________ MUSIC: Jack the Lumberer by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
The whole gang is back to discuss Watkins Glen favorites and if Hendrick got too hot, too soon. They also break down the Truck Series standings before the regular season finale, Eric's 2021 superlatives, Trackhouse inking Chastain, and the insane and entertaining Formula 1 storylines.
Michael Waltrip has seemingly done it all – racer, team owner, television, author, and now beer. We start our conversation by talking about what led him to start a brewing company; then we move into his experience running with SRX this summer; the opportunity to race against some motorsports greats; if SRX scratched any itch of getting into a race car; how it feels to be in his 25th year of broadcast work and the opportunities he's on the media side; memories of Waltrip's early days in TV; rehearsal or no rehearsal; thoughts on the critics and if anyone from the garage has ever questioned his opinions; what Waltrip enjoys about the broadcast side of the sport; going from friend and competitor to interview; what Waltrip identifies as these days; if he would have done anything differently; if there is anything left that hasn't been told; looking ahead to the last portion of the Truck Series season. Music created by Tony Monge.Please support my work through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=57288151&fan_landing=trueVisit www.carpys.com for all your screen-printing needs and get it shipped nationwide. Also, visit www.carpys.com/racing-writers-podcast-merch/ to buy merchandise for the podcast!
It may not be a high school commitment announcement, but Brad Perez is on the podcast this week to share his exciting news: he's going ARCA racing! The beloved NASCAR personality on social media details how his opportunity to run at Watkins Glen with Josh Williams Motorsports came about, why he decided to pursue the chance, his relationship with the team owner/driver, how social media posts aided in his efforts to secure the necessary sponsorship and what he did when he got the call that his deal was official. He also explains what he does for Martins Motorsports and Rackley W.A.R. in the Xfinity and Truck Series, how a tire specialists role holds many different duties, why relationships are crucial to success during a race and more. Plus, he explains why racing is “the coolest addiction ever,” moving to Charlotte to pursue it, his time developing in spec miatas and how it translates to NASCAR, his multiple jobs throughout it all outside of racing and more, including his dance skills, softball league and why he seems to always shank Davey at the race track.
Let's see: -The Cup Series has the best result of the week in NASCAR -The Truck Series race is atrocious -Paul Tracy dominates SRX headlines for Paul Tracy reasons -Atlanta is getting transformed into a mini-Daytonadega that literally no driver or fan asked for (Earth to Denny Hamlin) -Brad Keselowski is GETTING REPLACED at Penske by Austin Cindric; Matt DiBenedetto is now replaced by... Harrison Burton? Looks like it's time for Mary to go solo & roar like only she can! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alexwoodandco/message
Defending Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed calls it like he sees it, and did so this week on a myriad of topics. He joins Davey Segal to provide his unfiltered thoughts on dirt racing, why he doesn't want to become a Truck Series lifer, the prospect of moving up the NASCAR ranks, whether or not ... Read more
Stratford's Derek Kraus has had a difficult sophomore season. It seems like every race, something happens that sets him back. Through it all, he's still been able to capture his first two career poles in the Gander RV and Truck Series. Matt Infield talks with Kraus about the season thus far, and where he sees the rest of the season going on his quest for a first career NASCAR victory.
A big week of news accompanied by outspoken driver comments brings the crew to the studio after races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Knoxville Raceway. T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft react to what they saw on the race track and heard off the track, and explain the impact it had on NASCAR. The weekend started off with drama on the dirt at Knoxville as the Truck Series' inaugural event at the famed track didn't go so smooth. Hear from Hailie Deegan's spotter T.J. about what he saw at the event, both good and bad. He, Brett and Freddie share what changes they hope the event adopts to avoid similar conditions and results if the race returns in 2022. Atlanta Motor Speedway announced a track repave and reconfiguration last week leading into its doubleheader weekend. The news was met with sharp criticism from drivers who said they were never asked for input. This proved to be a tipping point of frustration among the field as numerous drivers were outspoken about the track changes over the weekend. Hear what drivers including Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick had to say. Plus, the gang analyzes Speedway Motorsports Inc.'s decision-making and what the future Atlanta will look like. Rumors regarding Next Gen car safety concerns surfaced on social media last week and were then discussed further in detail among drivers Sunday at Atlanta. Hear what Denny Hamlin is encouraging other drivers to do upon hearing initial safety feedback from crash tests and what one spotter believes will happen with the car upon its rollout next season. Kurt Busch may have received a little assistance from his teammate Ross Chastain in making the winning pass by brother Kyle Busch in Sunday's Cup race at Atlanta. While the elder Busch thanked his teammate post-race, the younger brother voiced frustration about the outcome. The crew reacts to what Kyle said about Chastain and the role of teammates in late race situations. After the Knoxville Truck Series race, concerns about the lack of respect among series competitors became a topic of conversation. Find out what drivers were saying post-race about the product, what's causing such aggressive racing and what the spotters think could aid the series. Daniel Hemric again looked to be in a perfect position to win his first career NASCAR race on Saturday before contact with teammate Kyle Busch took him out of contention. Hear what the gang thinks happened and when Hemric's time will come. Plus, get their reaction to Kyle Weatherman staying out and inheriting the lead on a late restart and crashing before getting to Turn 1/ As the Playoffs approach, most Ford teams in the Cup Series seem to be struggling. Brett asks T.J. what he thinks is going on and why Ford may be at a disadvantage. T.J. explains whether or not he thinks the camp can turn it around in time to compete for a title. In Reaction Theatre, fans react to Knoxville, the Atlanta repave and blocking for a teammate late in the race. Plus, another song tells the story of an early wreck in the Cup race as well. Stay tuned throughout the episode for more dominos that may be falling as the silly season picture heats up in the summer months.
A packed doubleheader weekend at Pocono Raceway left plenty for spotters Freddie Kraft, T.J. Majors and Brett Griffin to unpack this week. Freddie, Bubba Wallace and 23XI Racing scored an organizational best fifth-place finish and Freddie tells us how they did it. T.J. describes an up and down couple days at the Tricky Triangle for Joey Logano. And Brett prepares for his trip to Road America for cheese curds and a return to the spotters stand. Chevrolet has dominated through the first half of 2021. However, has their advantage run its course? Hear what had the industry talking after Nashville and how it may have impacted the manufacturers' performance at Pocono. Starting with Saturday's Cup Series event, hear the crew's take on Brad Keselowski's contact with Cole Custer that turned the No. 41 into the wall. Who was at fault and what's up with Custer's sophomore slump after a playoff appearance last season? Is a family feud brewing in the field? Hear what William Byron had to say about Ryan Blaney after the race and how Blaney responded on Twitter later that night. Kyle Larson was a corner away from his fourth consecutive Cup Series victory on Saturday before blowing a tire. The spotters react to the late turn of events that led to someone finally beating Larson. Sunday's Cup race turned into a fuel mileage dash to the finish. Hear how strategy helped Bubba Wallace score his top-five, what the crew believes went wrong for Denny Hamlin and Byron, and how in the world Kyle Busch pulled off the victory. Plus, the spotters talk the stress of managing the fuel mileage game. With Wallace creeping back into the playoff picture, hear where the points shake out now with two months before the playoffs begin. Who should be worried? Who is coming on strong? The guys talk how Pocono changed things and why the race to the post-season is heating up. John Hunter Nemechek took a bow after his Truck Series victory on Saturday, as he beat team owner Kyle Busch for the third time in five races. After taking a risk dropping back to trucks, the crew debates what Nemechek's next career move might be. Jeff Gordon is leaving FOX for a larger role with Hendrick Motorsports. Hear what the guys think this does to the FOX booth and how Gordon will impact HMS moving forward. Another major team move seems imminent as reports say Brad Keselowski to Roush Fenway Racing is a done deal. The gang reacts to that news and discusses who the next free agent might be. In Reaction Theatre, all of Freddie and Bubba Wallace's fans show up, the GOAT gets called out and a new song has everyone laughing. This week's What an Idiot segment goes international and find out what happened after Alex Bowman ordered 48 tacos.
After Kyle Busch's colorful description of his car Sunday at Nashville Superspeedway, Phil felt it was a great way to go over this weeks motorsports landscape on the GSP. Phil and Josh go over Max Verstappen getting another victory in the French GP after great teamwork by Red Bull and strategy made up for a rare error by the current points leader. The guys discuss who they believe is in front at the moment and what Mercedes must change for Lewis Hamilton to take the fight to Red Bull in Austria along with the midfield battle. IndyCar at Road America was a Josef Newgarden masterclass...until it wasn't after a late-race caution for Ed Jones. Alex Palou was the beneficiary and regained the points lead in the process while teammate Scott Dixon stayed within striking distance. Phil and Josh go over the good, bad and ugly of a competitive race and weekend at one of America's best race tracks. NASCAR at Nashville continued the trend of Kyle's (Larson and Busch) winning and dominating. Larson won his 4th race of 2021 while Clyde got DQed for loose lugnuts. Issues for multiple drivers regarding brakes and tires came up during the day which were the only things that slowed down the Yung Money train. Busch earned his 100th XFinity win and only has two more races this year till a possible retirement from that series. Ryan Preece earned his first career Truck Series win for DGR to provide greater momentum and data to the young drivers on that team while John Hunter Nemechek struggled. SRX saw Tony Stewart earn his first victory as a driver at Knoxville Raceway after winning 11 Knoxville Nationals as a car owner. Smoke beat Deegan and Ernie Francis, Jr. to solidify his early points lead. The series responded to fan feedback and provided a tight, concise telecast which Faux could learn from. The Roundup was busy with MotoGP/Moto2 talk from Sachsenring and Assen on deck, Supercars at Hidden Valley, DTM at Monza, Indy Lights at Road America, Formula E in Mexico, entry list for the 6 Hours at The Glen, W Series preview with their return at Austria this weekend and a moment or two on BTCC till Phil couldn't get any information handily. Preview's of the F1 Styrian GP and NASCAR at Pocono along with picks came next before Josh's Sim Segment and calling it an evening.
Phil and Josh return for Episode 65 of the GSP to discuss a busy week of motorsports action. IndyCars at Detroit saw Marcus Ericcson and Pato O'Ward go to victory lane and take a dive into the fountain while Felix Rosenqvist suffered a horrendous crash. The guys go over the winners and the issues for Penske which prevented both Will Power and Josef Newgarden from taking a double at The Captain's home race. NASCAR ran at Texas with the All-Star debacle dominated by Larson and Hendrick Motorsports. Kyle Busch wins his 99th XFinity race and John Hunter Nemechek continues his dominance in the Truck Series. SRX debuted with six-time NASCAR Modified Tour Champion Doug Coby missing a tour race to win at Stafford Springs. Phil and Josh discuss the racing and the broadcast presentation by CBS in their return to major motorsports coverage in the US. The Roundup features MotoGP/Moto2, Supercars, Formula E, WEC, IMSA, Indy Lights, BTCC, and WSBK action before the guys preview Paul Ricard for F1, Road America for IndyCar, and NASCAR at Nashville Superspeedway. Josh discusses his exploits in the Firecracker 400 qualifying on iRacing in his Sim Segment before we call it a day.
Nashville Superspeedway marked the best race of Derek Kraus‘ career … but also his worst result of the season. He joins Davey Segal this week on the Frontstretch Podcast to relive his race in Music City, including the hardest hit he's ever experienced in his racing career. Kraus chats about his season to date, the ... Read more
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The NASCAR Cup Series travels to Nashville Superspeedway for the very first time on Sunday (June 13), while the Xfinity and Truck Series are back for the first time in a decade. What should the expectations be this weekend, and who could be holding a Gibson Les Paul guitar trophy at the end of Sunday's ... Read more
All-Star Race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway is in the books. T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are back to react to the storylines from the weekend of racing. Hear about Freddie's rough weekend on the track and how T.J. and Joey Logano fared in the race for a million dollars. Plus, inaugural Superstar Racing Experience race winner Doug Coby joins the show to talk about his triumph over some legends of the sport. The gang jumps right into discussing how Sunday night's NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race unfolded. Was an aero package with less horsepower the best decision for the non-points event? Hear what the spotters have to say. Given the complicated format, find out what the teams and drivers were thinking as the event unfolded. A no-cooler policy was in effect at Texas this weekend, despite the hottest weather conditions of the season so far. The gang tries to figure out why that's in place and how it impacts the fans who sat in the stands during both days of racing. The Superstar Racing Experience debuted at Stafford Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The crew shares their thoughts on the quality of racing, rules and the legendary names that returned to the track to put on a show for the fans. NASCAR announced superspeedway rules package changes for the remaining races at Daytona and Talladega this season. Find out what spurred the changes, how the guys feel about them, and why it's a complicated problem trying to select an aero package for superspeedway races. Nashville Superspeedway will host NASCAR for the first time in a decade this weekend. The table discusses expectations heading to the concrete track and their plans for the weekend in Nashville. Next, Doug Coby joins the show. He details how he landed the SRX opportunity, how much preparation the drivers had, and what it was like mingling among the big motorsports names in the days leading up to the event. Then he shares how his race went, how he fell off the car during the celebration, and what his life now looks like. Plus, he and Freddie go way back and Doug shares an epic story about what Freddie did in the middle of the night once. In Reaction Theatre, everyone is getting called out. Danica Patrick, FOX, T.J., Freddie, etc. Hear why one fan is concerned that Kyle Larson is winning so much. T.J. then tells us what happened between Hailie Deegan and Matt Crafton during Saturday's Truck Series race at Texas during What an Idiot.
Charlotte Motor Speedway’s tripleheader Memorial Day Weekend is in the books and Freddie Kraft, T.J. Majors and Brett Griffin are in studio to breakdown the weekend of action. First the gang receives a variety of gifts and reacts to them on the show while sharing stories from their week at home. Starting with Friday’s Truck Series race at Charlotte, the crew covers the vicious wreck involving Johnny Sauter and an essentially stopped truck on the frontstretch. Hear the spotters’ immediate thoughts upon seeing that accident and what should have been done differently. On Sunday, Denny Hamlin had some harsh words to describe Joey Logano’s driving. Find out what Hamlin said over the radio, what Logano’s spotter TJ’s response is and how Freddie feels about his bossman’s comments. Plus, hear how difficult passing was in the 600-mile event. Lapped cars played a noticeable role in how the World 600 unfolded. The spotters share their struggles helping their drivers navigate slower vehicles and what Kyle Busch did while racing for second late in the race. Hendrick Motorsports claimed 4 of the top-5 finishing positions for the second time in three weeks at Charlotte. The guys discuss the advantage the Chevrolet’s have found and how HMS decision making regarding its talent over the last half decade is paying off now. Chase Elliott’s spotter Eddie D’Hondt was indefinitely suspended last week following a recent arrest. Hear his fellow spotters’ take on the situation and what has unfolded over the last week involving D’Hondt and the No. 9 team. Plans for next season are beginning to take shape. Hear the gang react to the report Kurt Busch will run a second 23XI Racing car in 2022 and Freddie’s thoughts on potentially having a former champion as a teammate. Plus, the guys weigh in on NASCAR’s decision to run the championship race at Phoenix Raceway again in 2022. In Reaction Theatre, TJ gets a compliment and a song, Freddie gets asked an important question and one caller leaves the gang laughing in tears. Then the most impressive moments of the weekend are shared in Xfinity xFi More than Fast moment segment. The spotters are on their game when answering trivia question in Fast Lane. And there are too many “What an Idiot” candidates to count this week.
At only 18-years-old, Carson Hocevar has already torn up the short track scene and is making a name for himself in NASCAR. He joins Davey this week (12:50) to discuss his career behind the wheel, starting in Michigan at Berlin Raceway, and why NASCAR had to make a rule change to combat him winning as a 13-year-old. NASCAR champion Johnny Benson has mentored Hocevar over the years, and Carson explains how Johnny’s help has been instrumental to his growth in stock cars. Hocevar details his journey to where he is now: full-time with Niece Motorsports, why he lost some confidence in his time running ARCA, how he regained it and why he’s just now hitting his stride with Niece in the Truck Series. Injuries haven’t stopped Hocevar in his young career, either, as he recalls breaking his wrist in a wreck but finishing the race one handed. Plus, how he powered through the end of a Truck race with heat exhaustion. Despite not being known for dirt racing, the late Bryan Clauson had a profound impact on him. He explains why that is, how the information afforded to him in NASCAR is good to have, yet overwhelming at times and which races are left on his bucket list to win across the country. Davey also recaps Hendrick Motorsports’ dominance at Dover and Alex Bowman’s second victory of the season, previews NASCAR’s inaugural weekend at COTA in Texas and more.
The following is a segment from this week’s episode of Burnt Rubber Racing, a NASCAR and motorsports podcast fueled by FlurrySports! After a busy Throwback Weekend in South Carolina, the NASCAR action shifts up the coast to Delaware this week for the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. We break down the updated NASCAR Cup Series points standings before jumping into an in-depth preview of Sunday’s race at Dover. From details about the ‘Monster Mile’ to DFS advice and betting picks, we cover it all, with the hopes of helping you land a monster-sized payday this weekend! To hear the rest of this week’s full episode, which includes recaps for all three NASCAR races at Darlington, standings breakdowns for the Xfinity and Truck Series and a betting preview for this weekend’s IndyCar GMR Grand Prix, click the link below to access Burnt Rubber Racing on your audio platform of choice! Where to find the show : https://linktr.ee/BurntRubberRacing Burnt Rubber Racing Hosts: Henry John (https://twitter.com/HankTimeSports) Zach McAdoo (https://twitter.com/ztmcadoo)
Life as a Truck Series driver/owner for a small, family-run, underfunded team isn't anything like the glitz and glamor of NASCAR racing, but for Cory Roper, it's been more than enough. The Texan joins Davey this week (15:45) to discuss why he decided to get into NASCAR racing, the chance encounters that led to his involvement ramping up, how his construction company factors into the equation and how Roper Racing Team's first event was a memorable (and snowy) one at Martinsville. Roper explains how gaining experience has been a key as a driver, why not practicing is good for an owner but disadvantageous from the driver's perspective, what good runs do financially and morale wise for a small team, and what bad runs/wrecks do and more. Plus, he breaks down his third-place finish at Daytona this year, what bringing Chase Briscoe into the fold has meant to the team and reveals what his family thinks of him pursuing his passion on a grander scale. Davey breaks down Martin Truex Jr.'s dominant win at Darlington and speaks on why performances like that should be appreciated rather than ridiculed. He also gives his thoughts on the 750 horsepower package, previews Dover and Papa Segal pays homage to Coo Coo Marlin.
In this episode, we talk about Martin Truex Jr's dominating performance at Darlington Raceway. We break down the Xfinity and Truck Series races, talk about Camping World not giving Sheldon Creed enough money for sponsorship, preview the upcoming weekend at Dover and more. Show notes at www.thesuperspeedway.com.
Darlington Raceway put on a show over the weekend. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are here to cover the action-packed racing and big NASCAR news week. Before diving into the storylines of the week, the infamous drive to Darlington through Brett’s hometown of Pageland, S.C., is discussed. Hear some of the trouble he caused during his childhood. With the Cup Series running the 750 horsepower and low downforce aero package at Darlington for the first time in years, the difference in competition was notable. Listen for what the spotters thought of the change and its impact on the quality of racing. The gang covers the unveil of the specific manufacturers’ Next Gen cars that will take to the track beginning in 2022. Hear what the spotters like and don’t like about them, and what the major announcement means for the sport moving forward. Plus, what changes are expected in the car? Hear why a rearview camera may be among them. Next, Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis and defending Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed exchanged heated tweets over the weekend. Following Creed’s victory on Friday at Darlington, Lemonis replied to a fan who asked why Creed sometimes races sponsor-less. Lemonis said he offered to help, Creed fired back saying that the team is worth more than 15k. The series title sponsor then called Creed unprofessional. Hear the reaction from the crew and why Griffin – a motorsports marketing professional – believes making sponsorship values public is damaging for the sport. Bubba Wallace struggled again at Darlington, once angering race leader Martin Truex Jr. while the No. 19 team tried to help out its Toyota teammate at the end of Stage 1. Hear Freddie’s reaction to what Truex said about Wallace. Plus, a discussion on what spotters think about the leader complaining about cars fighting to stay on the lead lap. Later in the race, Wallace received the lucky dog only to have it taken away. Was that a fair decision by NASCAR? Kraft weighs in with a surprising answer and details surrounding the situation. How come Kyle Larson closed in rapidly on Truex towards the finish but was unable to make the pass? The spotters tell you what Truex may have been doing to Larson as they battled for the victory. The Truck Series race was a nightmare in many aspects on Friday night. Hear how the guys reacted to seeing the 17-truck restart pileup and why they struggled with sightlines. In Reaction Theatre, fans voice their frustrations from events over the weekend, T.J. gets wished a Happy Mother’s Day and a talented fan sings us a new song. Plus, an incredible move is discussed in the Xfinity xFi More Than Fast segment, the high school sports that the guys played are revealed in Fast Lane and an overflowing amount of What an Idiot candidates are discussed.
It's a New Track Record!!! No, actually it isn't, but there WILL be fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year and the Indianapolis 500 will go on as scheduled! We'll be breaking down what the month of May will like here in Indianapolis. Kent Sterling, from KentSterling.com, will start us off at 9:30 talking some NBA, some NFL draft and our hometown Colts. Steve Wilson, editor in chief of Speedway Digest and our official NASCAR contributor joins us to talk a little NASCAR, Xfinity and Truck Series at Darlington this weekend. Tony Donahue, of the TonyD Podcast joins us at 10:30 to round out the show talking a little IndyCar Season and the return of fans to the stands. We'll also be talking to Tony about what he is working on for his Podcast this week. Be sure and call in at 917-889-8516. You don't want to miss this one! It's about to get good!
After a brief hiatus, the 12 Questions interviews return this week with a person in the news: Jennifer Jo Cobb, who was denied a chance to participate in the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway despite a long career in the Truck Series. This week's interview sheds some light on Cobb's background as well as how she navigated the disappointment of Talladega. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Richmond Raceway is in the books and the spotters return to break down the weekend of racing. T.J. Majors shares insight into Joey Logano’s late lead and near win on Sunday. Freddie Kraft talks about a difficult day for Bubba Wallace. And Brett Griffin addresses Casey for the first time in-person since blocking her on Twitter. Plus, Wood Brothers Racing’s Jon Wood joins the show to share some epic tales. Denny Hamlin said that he’d rather be in his current position than in race winner Alex Bowman’s after the race. What did he mean by that and does the spotting trio agree with his comments? They discuss. Only two natural cautions have occurred in the last 885 laps at Richmond Raceway. Why is this short track not producing the action it was once known for? The gang weighs in and explains why the cars aren’t hard to drive. Plus, hear why they believe Kevin Harvick saved the day. Chase Elliott remains the only Hendrick Motorsports car without a victory in 2021. After a dominant finish to last season and a tendency to come alive later in the year, is the No. 9 team holding back right now? The spotters debate. T.J. shares about Hailie Deegan’s learning curve in the Truck Series after a rough Saturday at Richmond Raceway and explains comments he made on channel two after a crash that Deegan narrowly avoided. Who are the worst drivers the guys have ever spotted for? They engage in a lively conversation reliving some of their most memorable moments spotting for slower cars. Next, Wood Brothers Racing’s Jon Wood joins the show to clear things up after Brett shared some stories that lacked the entire truth. He tells on himself, sharing tales of catching a team van’s brakes on fire, flying an airplane out of the sunroof, and driving a van through the woods. Plus, he provides insight into the unique perspective and style he brings to the Wood Brothers social media account during races. Hear why he says some of the things he says, even if NASCAR may not always be happy about it. In Reaction Theatre, fans are snoozing and choking. T.J. gets blasted, Brett gets compared to a foreign leader and Freddie is told to suck it. Lastly, the gang prepares for the upcoming race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
Stefan Parsons has already made a name for himself and is continuing to do so with BJ McLeod Motorsports in the Xfinity Series this season. The latest in line of Parsons to get behind a steering wheel, the 22-year-old joins Davey this week (17:45) to discuss his start in the sport, and how David Ragan’s father, Ken, was influential in him beginning at Charlotte in bandoleros as a youngster. He also explains why starting racing at 12-years-old, relatively late compared to others, was actually a good thing in the long run. Parsons dives into his father Phil’s career and how it’s impacted how he’s helped Stefan in his ascension up the racing ranks, his memories of Phil Parsons Racing in the mid-late 2000s, the cool moment of doing a prerace segment for FOX before his Truck Series debut and more. He also reflects on his uncle Benny’s induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and why it meant so much for the Parsons family. Stefan also describes the help those in the sport gave him over the years, most notably Carl Edwards, how his Dogecoin sponsorship (to the moon!) this year came full circle and why getting a college degree was important to him. Plus, his love of the Detroit Red Wings and golf, his friendship with Cup Series driver William Byron and more, including goals for this season in the No. 99 car for BJ McLeod Motorsports. Davey also touches on Martin Truex Jr.’s short track dominance after yet another Martinsville win, explains why Josh Berry stole the weekend by giving hope to hundreds of racers across the country and previews Richmond Raceway.
Austin Hill joins Davey Segal this week to touch on his Camping World Truck Series season to date with Hattori Racing Enterprises, including how the Bristol Dirt weekend went and what he did in his two off weekends. He also analyzes the Truck Series field and how he balances racing against veterans and young talents, ... Read moreFrontstretch Podcast: Austin Hill Previews Richmond, Martin Truex Jr. Still Owns Martinsville
Legendary NASCAR pit reporter Dick Berggren joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a conversation that covers Berggren’s racing career, rise as a journalist and pit reporter, and New England racing history preserver. It’s a special episode as Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads off the program with a big announcement, that includes Berggren himself. After sharing the exciting news, Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis reveal it’s a two-interview episode as Bill Lester joins later in the show. Berggren enters the studio as if he was fresh off of TV from pit road, wearing his iconic cap and all. He explains the story behind his hat and how Ken Squier influenced his decision to wear it. Dale Jr. first explores Berggren’s racing career. Hear how he got involved racing in his native New England and why it influenced him to get a PhD in psychology. Then hear why he pursued a job as a college professor and what happened when he brought his race car on campus once. As he transitioned to a journalism career, he details the phone call that led him to becoming Stock Car Racing magazine’s editor. He shares the story of how he helped it turn around and how it helped grow his career. Plus, he explains how he got his start in photography and what motivated him to write about racing. A magazine rivalry? Berggren shares the story of two rival publications from his early days in the sport. As the editor for the magazine, he talks about seeing Cup drivers read his work and why he took so much joy from working around his heroes in racing. One crash ended Dick’s racing career. He shares details of why seeing people everywhere while flying through the air made him quit racing forever. How did Berggren get his start as an announcer and reporting in the pits? He explains how he got his first announcing gig at Arundel Speedway in Maine and what the Easter bunny had to do with it. Then, find out which famous Daytona 500 marked his MRN reporting debut. Hear how he developed respect and gained credibility among the characters in the garage. In a conversation surrounding racing’s legendary voices, Berggren shares his Mount Rushmore of announcers and brings Dale Jr. to broadcasting school as Dick shares his approach to the craft and makes suggestions to help Dale grow. Did Berggren ever dread an interview? Find out his answer and why it’s a name you may recognize. After leaving NASCAR on FOX, Dick channeled his passion into developing the North East Motor Sports Museum located at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He explains why he decided to build the museum and how it all came together as a way to honor the region’s rich motorsports history. Afterwards, Bill Lester joins Dale Jr. to talk about his book “Winning in Reverse.” Bill shares his unconventional path to racing’s highest ranks, how he overcame obstacles and why he stepped out of his comfort zone in his Truck Series return last month at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In Ask Jr., Dale reacts to the rain tire test at Martinsville Speedway, Daniel Ricciardo’s special deal if he earns an F1 podium and what Marcus Smith and Marcus Lemonis may be up to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Following the inaugural Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR dirt track race weekend, winning Cup Series spotter T.J. Majors is joined by Freddie Kraft, who John Hunter Nemechek said needs glasses, and everyone’s favorite couch spotter, Brett Griffin. After they breakdown the action from Monday afternoon, ESPN’s Marty Smith joins the show to share stories about his time in NASCAR, how he made it, building relationships, his Bristol dirt reactions, and much more. The perspective of the spotters is in high-demand after seeing NASCAR run on the Bristol dirt for the first time. Hear from them on what they called the “Dust Bowl” and find out just how bad visibility really was. As for the on-track action, they detail what they liked and disliked, plus why it was refreshing to see Cup drivers making mistakes. Dirt racing aces Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell were not immune to those mistakes. Hear what the crew thought of both drivers’ early trouble. Should NASCAR have thrown a caution for Bubba Wallace’s spin late in the race? Freddie weighs in and pleads for consistency from the sport when displaying the yellow flag. Corey LaJoie called Brett out for his “couch spotter” take after an early incident collected numerous cars in the Cup race. Brett responds and explains who he was really talking about in his tweet. Denny Hamlin wished for a do over after the finish. The guys share what they wish he would have done on the overtime restart to contend with Joey Logano. John Hunter Nemechek said Freddie and his Truck Series driver Derek Kraus need glasses after Kraus wrecked well after Nemechek spun. Freddie explains exactly what happened and how safety workers interfered with Kraus’ truck after the accident. In Reaction Theatre, T.J wins yet can find no love. He reacts to fans both upset and pleased with the No. 22 team’s victory. Freddie hears it from the listeners as well, including the youngest reaction theatre caller yet. Which drivers proved that it takes more than speed to perform well in NASCAR? The guys answer in the Xfinity xFi More than Fast Moment segment. That, plus the weekly “What an Idiot” awards and Martinsville picks.
After a thrilling race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin cover all the drama from Sin City. Before diving into the events of all three races, Freddie details the struggles Bubba Wallace faced and why the team saw something that provided encouragement moving forward. While usually a lock for success at Las Vegas, Joey Logano struggled and T.J. discusses what happened. Brett is checking in from Myrtle Beach and has plenty of opinions after seeing everything go down on TV. Kyle Busch’s questionable spin from Friday’s Truck Series raised some eyebrows. Hear what the gang has to say about Busch’s response, how NASCAR handles intentional spins and why it brought out a caution. Mike Joy made headlines with a tweet essentially calling out Noah Gragson and all drivers who race with “daddy’s money.” The guys respond to Joy and explain why his comment targeting the JR Motorsports driver are unfair given the financial state of the sport. Kyle Larson returned to Victory Lane on Sunday. T.J. reveals if this victory surprised him or not, and everyone chimes in about how Larson has progressed since climbing back behind the wheel of a Cup car. Plus, is Hendrick Motorsports back? Freddie and Brett share insight into what may have contributed to the recent uptick in performance out of the HMS stable. The batteries dying on the radio is a spotter’s worse nightmare. Hear what the panel has to say in response to Ty Dillon’s Xfinity Series spotter saying his batteries died as the No. 54 car wrecked in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race. In Reaction Theatre, all three spotters hear it from the fans as they react to the weekend’s events. Plus, the guys give it back to some fans who think they know better than those in the industry. Find out what the crew did for their first jobs in Fast Lane and why Freddie’s surprised everyone. Later, Freddie gives his “What an Idiot” award to nearly every Cup team owner.
Ben Rhodes is undefeated in 2021 in Truck Series competition, so does that mean the competition should look at his team differently this year? Rhodes joins the show to discuss; plus what victory lane has been like in the COVID era; if not having multiple wins in a season ever weighed on him or brought worries about job security; why Rhodes thinks the lows of racing are harder than other sports; the mental work he’s done over the years; how his two wins changes his confidence to conquer other tracks; why he called Daytona his biggest win; if Rhodes has become more emotional over the radio in recent seasons; if he think he’s developed an unfair reputation; why he doesn’t mind not being in the Charlotte area; the challenge of a series that always has new faces; making a change in spotter’s this season and how Rhodes landed with T.J. Bell; with so many years in the sport now, where did Rhodes think he’d be at this point; not ruining the stability he has at ThorSport; what he does away from racing being in Louisville; why he changed his training routine; previewing Vegas, Atlanta, and Bristol; trying to put a number on the wins he could earn by season’s end. Music created by Tony Monge.
Our spotting trio of T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft returns from the Daytona International Speedway road course to breakdown the wild weekend of road racing. The second race weekend of the year produced not one but two first-time winners. Saturday’s Xfinity Series victor Ty Gibbs joins the show after winning in his first start. He describes the intense run to the finish, what he did to hold onto the lead, and the meaning behind his emotional celebration. Plus, the 18-year-old addresses the reputation he’s building. Christopher Bell chased down Joey Logano in the closing laps, evaded the No. 22’s block attempts and drove to Victory Lane for the first time in his NASCAR Cup Series career. Majors discusses another win slipping away late for the No. 22 team. A.J Allmendinger impressed in his part-time Cup effort for Kaulig Racing on Sunday. His spotter Brett Griffin talks about their day and what proved insurmountable to overcome in the race. Plus, Griffin responds to what Clint Bowyer said about him on the broadcast. The controversial late race caution for rain is addressed, including Kyle Busch’s comments about why the yellow flag was displayed. Hear whether the guys thought a caution was necessary and how it changed the race. Chaos then ensued on the following restarts. They react to Chase Elliott’s epic saves and his tangle with Corey LaJoie, plus all the drama that the finish produced. Saturday’s Xfinity Series race did not disappoint and the gang covers Allmendinger and Austin Cindric wrecking while battling for the Stage 1 victory. Truck Series drama is brewing between former champion Brett Moffitt and his former team GMS Racing. Hear what went down in the race and whether Moffitt should be picking this fight. In Reaction Theatre, everyone sucks and Brett gets cussed out – what’s new? A new segment debuts that has everyone pointing fingers. Lastly, Brett reveals a special gift he’s receiving from a long-time friend and NASCAR Cup Series champion.
After a wild and wet DAYTONA 500, Bubba Wallace’s spotter Freddie Kraft and Joey Logano’s spotter T.J. Majors break down the chaotic day at the World Center of Racing. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, the gang covers the frightening last-lap wreck involving leaders Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. Majors discusses what happened from his perspective and if it could have unfolded differently. How did Michael McDowell clear the carnage and win his first career NASCAR Cup Series race? They react to his shocking victory. Plus, find out which Cup Series championship spotter called the shots for the No. 34 team after being fired from his previous team last season. Kraft shares about Bubba Wallace’s maiden voyage as the driver for newly formed 23XI Racing. He explains how their week went and what happened to put them a lap down as the finish approached. A massive wreck on Lap 14 changed the course of Sunday’s race, what caused the early aggression? The spotters share what they think happened. Coordinating pit stops with alliance partners is another challenge spotters face at superspeedway races, find out what goes into aligning trips down pit road. Drivers and fans alike were confused by the qualification rules for the 500 following Thursday’s Duel races. Are the rules fair? Should the final spots in the field be determined differently? The guys debate. T.J. spotted his first Truck Series race for Hailie Deegan, find out how the race went and his outlook for the season as her spotter. Reaction Theatre returns with fans heated after a crazy season opening weekend. Find out what they had to say about Logano’s last lap block, Freddie’s spotting and Brad Keselowski’s oil changes. In Fast Lane, find out who doesn’t know which planet is closest to the sun and a surprising celebrity crush revelation.
Aric Almirola is a race car driver on the NASCAR Cup Series driving the No. 10 car with Stewart-Haas Racing. Aric began racing nationally at the age of 14 and made his NASCAR debut in the NASCAR Sun Belt Weekly Racing Division in 2002 and finished second in Rookie of the Year standings that year. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather Sam Rodriguez, who was a dirt sprint car driver, Aric has driven in NASCAR's Truck Series, Xfinity Series and currently with the Sprint Cup Series. His first career win came in 2014 at the Coke Zero 400 in the Sprint Cup Series. In 2018, he had his best finish in the Cup Series placing 5th overall. Today on the podcast, we talk to Aric about his journey of racing, his testimony of faith in Jesus, living that faith out as a NASCAR driver and what its like to drive in the Daytona 500. --- If you enjoyed this podcast, we know you'll love these conversations as well: Michael McDowell - NASCAR Driver Mike Metcalf - NASCAR Pit-Crew Coach