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A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 366 Jamie Whincup - The Whole Story

Inside Supercars

08:03 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 366 Jamie Whincup - The Whole Story

"He has this attitude of how to win and he wanted to win and he wanted to be perfect at what he did when Jamie came along and we first tested him. We could see straight away that Jamie actually had potential more speed than we than we thought. And Jamie was amazing with his feedback and the amount of information he could absorb doing laps. It was really spectacular. Without a drive for the 2006 season, Jamie wing cut flew from Victoria to Queensland to meet with triple-A management, Roland Dane talks about that fateful day. He did fly up short notice to talk to me after bathurst and 2005. And he had a sit down with me had met a couple of the key engineers as well. And yeah, basically made it clear that he'd do whatever's necessary to get to get his bum in the in the seat of one of our cars. He. His motivation was clearly there from the start. His hunger was there. And he was the only one of the three people that I was seriously considering at the time. Who didn't immediately ask about money? Triple H Lee driver was Craig lounge, the most popular driver in Sue because history, and the man that Rowland was building the team around. So when he first came to the team, he was enthusiastic. He was probably a little bit Shaw as well. But his enthusiastic and really keen to learn and develop as a driver, like we all were when we were first getting an opportunity with the major team like that. Rollins said that the team was looking for a number two driver for one important reason. You were looking for a number two driver could double up as you're allowed to in those days. For the enduro races and give us the best possible chance of winning winning the battles 1000. And we already had that stage a number one driver in Craig. So yes, we wanted somebody who had the potential to grow into a major force, but that particular point in time at the end of O 5 is about putting together the strongest possible team for bassist 1000. Craig lounge. I wasn't involved in the actual decision making of sawing Jamie, but I know at the time that role and did make that point that we're looking for a teammate that was in the same sort of heart stature as me and really that the focus for role and from my understanding was more so better. And that was obviously a race that has enticed role under come to Australia in the first place. So that was his goal was to put a super team together to get the result of bathurst and hopefully a championship. Roland explains how Jamie appeared on his radar. To be honest, there was nothing nothing at GRM that drew drew me to him. Partly because the most of the time he was at GRM was just before I was in Australia full time. But that was the way very aware of his formula Ford track record. And also at tasman, we'd watched him provide exemplary support to their number one driver at the time Jason Richards in the enduro races at sandown and bathurst. And at the time, my principal goal, then was to try and win our first bathurst. And we needed somebody who'd be great support for Craig lands. So, you know, those those were the key factors. Couch he saw that Jamie had some qualities that made it obvious to the team that he would succeed. Jaime's very easy to get along with. I mean, you know, we got along very well from the beginning. I actually knew him from when again he drove for tasman. Motor sport, which is sort of what lands Val smash sort of morph them to invent I already knew him before call it. I got to Triple H you know and look so yeah, we've always had a very close relationship as sort of friends more than more than sort of even work colleagues as such. So that made the sort of jump really easy, I guess from that point of view Mark dutton was already well established at triple 8. However, the new young gun caused a few changes in the engineering structure. It always race engineer the year before with Steve ellery. But because we had a young up and coming talent in Jaime, ludo ludo wanted to put the engineering race engineering hat back on. So I was demoted from race engineer to Dave engineer on that car. It was actually probably one of my nicest end of year performance reviews I've ever had. Because I was getting demoted there actually being nice to me and I even got a pay rise, which was, yeah, two tenths of not a lot. It's still not a lot, but pay rise is still a payroll. So yeah, finally enough it was my demotion, which was my most pleasant end of the year of you today. Craig lounge said Jamie had an approach to how he went racing, which he had seen in another successful champion. I look at Jamie and I see a lot of Mark scaping him in the sense of his mannerisms, the way that he operated in a sense of as I said, the data, all that side of it, he worked extremely hard behind the scenes with just all the small things, even to a point where still today at the beginning of every season, you know, our first test day, Jamie has to run in 5 sets of shoes. And he will never go to a racetrack with a brand new set of shoes. You'll always have to have run them, or use them. He's against he's done it, but he's against different color schemes of one off color schemes at rice weekend halfway through it because again for him. It's a mental thing in the sense of or psychological thing to change. David couchy do you work very hard, you know, behind the scenes on himself. You know, I mean, you know, not just his fitness, but he's preparation and approach to the race weekend. You know, and each driver, each driver does approach that that differently. But yeah, I just remember always remember a real real attention to detail and just not leaving any stone unturned, basically. Mark dutton was never afraid to ask a question even if it might come across as silly or obvious. So which is great, yeah. It's things that you encourage your kids to do you encourage everyone to do. But he would do it and he continues to ask those questions. So that, for me, that willingness and want to learn and improve that that was the standout from day dot. Craig lounge. He really literally understood took on board the settings of the car, the way that the team operated the philosophy of what the team had. Had

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A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 366 Jamie Whincup - The Future

Inside Supercars

06:17 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 366 Jamie Whincup - The Future

"Setting Jamie on his path to greatness. He said that success is nephew has achieved has been celebrated by more than his family. Everybody thinks that not just family, but close family friends, you know? He started incredible think to a tree what he has and he's still like, it's still lucky he's running second in the championship man and he's retirement year. He still puts the thing on Paul. You know, he's still throwing in some incredible laps in the east still doing very, very well lucky he's stepping out at the top of his game and I'm sure if Jamie throws head out there, there'd be several things would like him to come and drive their cars and pick up a piece. Scott Gallo has justices of Jamie in his autobiography, rather a lifetime. And he spoke about how Jamie approached his next chapter. Yeah, absolutely. He was not obsessed, but he sort of a challenge. He didn't want to be known as one trick pony. Which is pretty good trick when you're the best driver in history, but he was very about the future. He wanted to jump into things and he always talked about his dad. You know, the one way to get his dad to do something is to tell die that he couldn't, you know, build that fence over there. So then he'd go and do it. And I think Jamie should be at the same. At Triple H, Jamie has shared the garage with the most popular driver of all time Craig lands. And now with one of the most popular kiwi drivers, Shane van gisbergen, Graham, win cap said that Jamie understood the importance of having a strong teammate. When you've got a tough teammate, it raises the level. Like you're always out to boot your teammate. He's the first guy you've got to beat. And, you know, they are great teammates, you know, the team is everything to them. And if Jamie can't win Shane wants to win and vice versa, you know, they are there to have the trip like cars, one, two, as much as possible. And it does. You know, they push each other hard and there's no secrets, you know, I've seen that there's no secrets with anybody I'm doing this try this, you know and that's how it really should be. Jamie's teammate. Gregg lands admires many aspects of the relationship. It was always been the one thing that the stock news grow. But there is some things that Jamie does that used to frustrate me. And I have a laugh about it because it still happens today. We shine, which is basically that, you know, if you've got to be in an appearance at a ten o'clock at 9 59 and 59 seconds, Jamie will then decide to go and go to the function, but it takes, you know, it doesn't have to take it into account that it's going to take 5 minutes to get there. So I hate being like to anything and Jamie was always that person or if I can spend an extra extra minute looking at data or doing something like that, I'd rather do that than be in a function. So that was probably the frustrating side of Jaime, but as I said, it still happens today and I still have a giggle because now it's happening to shame. David couchy, Jamie's engineer from 2014 to 2020 said it was the relationships that Triple H that made the team so successful. Oh, look without question, you know, you know, Jamie and of course, Craig, Craig lounge, you know, they were a massive part of that. And those guys, those guys working together, I think their relationship and the respect that both of those guys had for each other on and off the track. And of course, also the way that the Roland, you know, operates the team, like that's a very big part of why Triple H has been so successful in its almost short history. I mean, it's quite a long history now, but you know, they became successful quite quickly and that definitely flows from the top. And having those two drivers with their with their personalities, again, Jamie, so easy to get along with. Don't have to even mention it about Craig lounge, and he's kind of bubbly, happy personality. So, you know, it was just a really awesome environment to be in and everybody just was able to grow and perform at their absolute best. And that's why that was the sort of foundation of what triple-A's today. Ten is now joined the team as a co driver. Wind caps teammate Shane men gisborne. He's now founding at first hand wide triple-A has been so successful and dying all I said to me one day I'll get you in one of my cars. And turned out. We did a we finally got it down to the endurance races. So, yeah, look, it's been a lot of fancier and a lot of fun amongst the full drivers of triple-A. Given the battles that we've had over the journey, roast against Jamie, particularly, you know, the year that I'd run the championship 2007 when it came down to two points between Jamie and myself. The following a couple of years and we were inside when January 1% started battling for opportunity to look through this arm. And then obviously shining came on the scene 2007, you know, right against him that whole time. Scott gullon. He fell in love with the engineering side of motor sport. So he's learned a lot from that. And I think in business, he took his time to figure out what he wanted to do, but the car wash business. That's going to begin engineering factor. He wants it to be the most modern and different and best in Australia. So again, he's applauded that. And I think motor sport, you know, that's all he's 9, it's in his blood and he genuinely cares about the sport. I mean, he's not just about how he wants to win because that seemed Brady. But he has a genuine care for the state of the sport. So being on the commission and now being an ironer and a manager, I'm not surprised he went down that track and either is anyone around and really and I think he'll divide a lot of time between that and his business

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A highlight from TFLW - NASCAR Off Season News Not Slowing

The Final Lap

01:53 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from TFLW - NASCAR Off Season News Not Slowing

"Get into that in a second. I've got my House is fully decorated. I mean, like 10,000 lights, no, I'm not kidding. No, you call out. Seen and heard about this. Yeah, well, I don't personally go all out. I'm responsible for the roof. You know, the dangerous stuff. And then my wife handles the lower part of the house, and she does a bang up job. Well, that's good. At least, at least there's that. So that's awesome. Yeah, yeah. Luckily I have plenty of roof to stand on and do my business there, not my business, but getting the lights up on the second story. Yeah, so is it just a standard yellow ish kind of huge? Is it like leds, what you got up there? Oh, everything is leds. I mean, we've been doing this for about ten years now and we started with regulars and we worked our way up to leds and it uses almost no power. But we've got a theme. We use the movie elf as our theme. It's a solid theme. Yeah, I mean, if you're gonna go holiday movie, that's a strong one. Yeah, definitely. So that's our theme, and then we've got twinkling and colored and soft white and I think that's like the last classic Christmas movie that we've had like in recent times and it's been about what 20 years now. Yeah, 2004 I think is when it came out. That's a good point. Yeah, when's the next classic holiday movie going to happen? I just haven't seen one in a while. Wow, that's great about it. And you know the good thing about making a holiday movie, it comes back every single year. Those royalties for years and years and years. You can live off of it. Why? Okay, let's qualify that. If you check out Netflix, there's a bunch of cheesy ones, but I'm talking about a big blockbuster in the theater kind of. Christmas movie. Yeah, yeah. You know. Why

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A highlight from NASCAR Cup Rookie of the Year Chase Briscoe

The Final Lap

01:28 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from NASCAR Cup Rookie of the Year Chase Briscoe

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. NASCAR Champions League roles on from Nashville, Tennessee this week and we've got all the same stuff on display from Tuesday. Plus, this is gonna be so cool. Burnouts on Broadway. I love stock cars ripping up surface streets in the police just standing by watching. It's gonna feature all 16 NASCAR playoff drivers and cars plus the Xfinity series and truck series champions will be on hand as well doing burnouts. That's happening from 6 30 to 8 p.m. central, so if you're near the area, go check it out. All right, let's hear from NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year, chase Briscoe. Yeah, it's super special. You know, I wish that there was a lot more guys going for it this year. There's only two of us, but still special to win it. You know, for me, I never a millionaire thought going to run one truck series race, let alone win The Rookie of the year now in all threes. So it's super humbling and super special to be able to be one of the few guys that have won it in all three is really special as well. So glad that the first year is over, there's definitely a lot of growing pains and things to learn, but hopefully this is just the first of many years in the Cup Series and something that I continue to do. Yeah, the biggest thing is just how competitive it is. You know, you hear all the time how tough the Cup Series is and just how good everybody is and if you think about it, you know, everybody at the cup level from first place to really the top 30 has won at every level they've been in and have been guys that have won their entire career and it's just a really competitive series. The final lap dot com.

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A highlight from Austin Dillons NASCAR Crew Chief Justin Alexander

The Final Lap

01:28 min | Last week

A highlight from Austin Dillons NASCAR Crew Chief Justin Alexander

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. NASCAR champions we kicks off today from Nashville, Tennessee, the NASCAR street party going down at the ryman, the NASCAR grid will be there, the NASCAR NextGen display will also be their plus, the 2022 track schedule display. Check out all the action if you're in the Nashville area. Let's hear from Austin Dillon's crew chief Justin Alexander, debriefing after his driver crashed the number three car last week early in the Charlotte test. Definitely didn't start out how we wanted. That's actually never happened to me before in my career. Crashing like that during a test, but yeah, we had an issue and we got lose hit the wall and not a 100% sure what happened, but we don't carry backup car here with us to the test, and we typically don't, to most tests we go to, but we were able to go back to the shop and really the way this car is designed with removable front rear clips. Body panels that bolt on and off. Take the front clip off, pull the motor out the motor was damaged, the front clip, obviously, but everything else really was intact. Rear bumper had a little bit of damage and the rear tail. So we had to replace the rear tail, the rear bumper, the left or a quarter panel, everything in the front, the hood, the defenders, the nose, and then the front clip and engine. We had all of our guys back to the shop. We worked on it thrashed on it for a few hours. I think we were back here and I don't know, maybe 8 hours later from the Tommy crash. We did what this car was designed to do and that was to replace just parts of the car that are damaged. The final lap dot com.

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A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 366 Jamie Whincup - The Early Years

Inside Supercars

07:24 min | Last week

A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 366 Jamie Whincup - The Early Years

"On the eve of January cup's retirement from full-time racing inside supercars, spoken in some of the people who are part of his journey, the Triple H and his eventual domination of the sport. He's become like the continent professional as far as motor sport has been sanity. He does his job. He always lets his driving do he's talking. Thing that I would suggest stands out most and I'm sure still does to this day. So one of the most single minded people that I've ever met in my life. Jamie doesn't get the credit that he deserves for the amount of he's done in my opinion because he is being for so many years. The benchmark in the sport. This is the origin story of Jamie winker. We speak to his uncle, grand one cup, karting mental grant lindstrom, Mick Ritter, regarding his formula for years, and Tim miles, former owner of tasman motor sport. His final stop before joining Triple H the story starts with dad Dave and uncle Graham deciding the Korean motor sport was a logical choice. I started motor sport quite like in life and wish I had gone back in a lot of earlier and started earlier in something not as quiet as developed as the monster was because I never did it justice is the way when I built the car. So when Jamie come along, and this is all David's fault because David Jamie's father used to take me out to colder and to fisherman's band and got me around motor sport probably when I was 8 or ten years old, he dragged me along to car races. And he had friends that had Charles. So when Jamie was born and because David and I being actively involved in the monsters and things like that, he really never had much of a choice. Like he was going to be a race car driver, whether he thought it was a good idea and not David and I thought it was a great idea. So that was that. Going racing was a family affair, and David and Graham wind cup had a lot of fun with each other. When we used to go to the go kart races or a man on to motor sport in formula four, day was always there, of course. And people used to come up to me. People I'd known for many, many years from racing sports and so on and so I think it was Gary Rogers might have said it one day, and he was one of many. You know, you were a great black. You always bring your father along to the car writing and I always thought that David my Jamie's father was my father and Jamie was my son, because Dave had silver hair. He is a dark hair disappeared into a light gray when he was in his late 20s. So he always looked a lot older than what he was. It was always a bit of a bit of a Jack. Yeah, I always bring the dead along to the races and I used to get Sarah annoyed with it. With a cart purchased, and Jamie starting racing, grain felt needed to assist his brother to ensure his nephew had the best possible grounding in motor sport. And I thought, well, I've got to try and help as much as I can as early as possible to give him a great foundation. In motor sports, by the time he gets to 18 or 20 that he he's got all the racing knowledge and everything the only that he needs to go on to become a champion. The preparation of Jamie wasn't just about his cart and driving fast. It's very cheap to look presentable. Did I and I got growing up through great pairing to always just make the most of it situation and it doesn't cost anything to make sure you go catch quite every time you hit the every time you hit the track. So we would spend Monday to Friday, making sure we're all ready to go and presentable as possible and got there and there is professional job as you can at systemizing, not just in this sport, but you never know who's watching on, you know? In all faces of like you've got to respect the elders. I was brought up like that and died was brought up like that. We had a fairly hard Taskmaster in our dead and Jamie was brought up the same way to do the right thing and respect your elders and I remember this young fellow, but I got up on the diet, and he looked like he just painted dragged through the local tip and didn't present very well and got up there any time. I think the club and I'd like to thank me all May and for bringing me. And I was a guest at this kid, you know? And if you remember back in the old days, turning whenever we wait some way, we were always clean and tardy. We had uniforms, everything was coined and toddy, Jamie went up to pick up a trophy and he was reasonably well and with the team uniform on. And I said to Jamie on the way back after he picked up his track car city, boy, behaving, you talk like that. I don't kick you in the backside. And thank underseas he's never ever been disrespectful to anybody as far as I know. And that's just another part of him growing up that I suppose we tried to teach him you know, not only have you got to be a good race driver, but you've got to be a good person. And respect your sponsors and everybody else around you to do the right thing because no one likes to be involved with a person that's got no respect. Graham said to help develop his presentation skills they encourage Jamie to attend toastmasters from a very early age. Toastmasters was a thing that was relied to us through a frame that was very heavily involved with it. And it was a little bit of personalized tutoring with Jamie. And we used to have I still have a farm, which is about a two hour drive out of Melbourne. And sometimes we'd pick up Jamie on the way out there and we'd give him a subject that he had to talk about for ten minutes. And it was quite funny. Some of the things he used to say, you know, talk about split pins or all sorts of stupid things, but it gave him a great grounding that he could he could communicate and talk about things with promoters or TV or media like that. And he still very good at that today. Meant to grant lindstrom and establish kart team manager and uncle Graham agreed Jamie had an innate driving ability as a junior in carts, January's efficient and good at was on cold tires and in slippery conditions. He was just his exceptionally good at that. And a guy called in the right situation. He jumped the first and jumped the first lap and always, he'd always pull a gap if he was if he was on the front rather there. There's always exceptionally good on cold and he was very good on slippery condition trackers. Right, Becca days, you know, he was always a good qualify. You know, you go through your heats and Jamie would always end up in the finals in the first two rows.

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A highlight from NASCAR Champions Week Schedule

The Final Lap

00:54 sec | Last week

A highlight from NASCAR Champions Week Schedule

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. Lots going on this week celebrating officially for the first time in two years its NASCAR champions week, the largest award show ever as the Xfinity series champion Daniel Hamrick and truck series champion Ben Rhodes will also be honored and included in past years they had their own separate awards banquet. Of course, we'll also be honoring this year's Cup Series title winner Kyle Larson. And this year it's in Nashville and kicks off tomorrow with a ton of activities planned throughout the week with the awards banquet happening on Thursday, but you're gonna be able to check it out on Saturday on TV, however, as it's not live like in years past. We'll keep you updated all week long. Okay, so the schedule looks like this on Tuesday that's tomorrow on NASCAR street party at the ryman goes down and the NASCAR next gen display as well as the 2022 track schedule display. On Wednesday, it's all the same stuff from Tuesday will be there as well, plus burnouts on

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A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 365 Roland Dane

Inside Supercars

06:26 min | Last week

A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 365 Roland Dane

"Welcome to entire service cars, Chinese Wednesday gravel and we're talking today with one of the instigators of the men behind the scenes nowadays more Roland dying of Triple H, regenerating. Welcome to the show. Roll on again. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for having me. Rollin, it would be rude not to ask you to reflect on your time in this what do you reflect on your years at triple-A in being part of the supercar circus? Would take me quite a long time to do that justice Craig, but. Honestly, an awful lot of pride for what we've done at Triple H over the last 18 years. And continue to do both on track and off track and the relationships with people. Those who work here or elsewhere in the motor sport community. And I look back on all of that with pride and satisfaction, but also in the knowledge that the Triple H has been a commercial success and we're not somebody's plaything. We're not hobby farming. The business has to stand or fall on the same two feet. And has always had two. And so we have to we have to work very hard to do that. We can't just bring somebody and ask for a sub. So, to be able to do that, of course you have to be able to win. Because commercial success comes from winning. And winning leads to commercial success. And that's true in sport generally, but it's certainly true in motor sport. So, yeah, I look back and reflect on the fact that we have a business which is now owned by a couple of highly capable young people with a well established entrepreneur in the background who said the other day that the most pleasing aspect of him dying into Triple H and him being Tony Quinn is that he's never built both a business that's been in good shape. He's always bought them in poor shape and done something with them. So it's quite an education for him. But he's brought a fully functioning viable commercial business in the sport, which is unfortunately more unusual than it should be. So I take a lot of pride and satisfaction from that aspect of my time here as well as being able to achieve my ambitions that really come from very early age of being able to win bathurst 1000. Not just once, but 8 times plus a 12 hour. So I feel huge satisfaction from that alone. Having long watch Jimmy and many other drivers over years in the garage after a rice win or rice flour, I believe that Jamie has an attitude that if he does what he does at the end of it, the consequent should be that he wins. Do you see that in his character? This must deeper than that is what the essence of the team. If we do a good job, then we should win. And if we don't do a good job, we don't deserve to. So and Jamie's a part of that that we when we do the best job we can, then if we've done that with minimal mistakes, then the best job we're capable of, then we should win. And Jamie is a part of that of that thinking as well. I imagine Roland that last weekend you must have had your heart jumping out of your chest when your daughter was standing up there on the 250th round of a championship with your two drivers to have her there at that moment of time I see that she's made comments about what a proud moment for her it was, but it must have been an extraordinary for you to have your child to have taken up a position as she has tremendous moment for you. Yeah, but she wouldn't be there if she wasn't any good. And yeah, she's had to set to work and justify her her position as hard as anyone, if not harder. So yes, I mean, that only adds to the satisfaction if you like from seeing that. But yeah, seeing her up there is satisfying. Especially marking 250 events for the team in the soup because championship. But yeah, she got an incredible worst work ethic as her sister has as well. And so I'm pleased to see her achieving,

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A highlight from TFLW - 2022 NextGen NASCAR Testing

The Final Lap

01:34 min | Last week

A highlight from TFLW - 2022 NextGen NASCAR Testing

"Kicks in, and it's all about that tryptophan. Yeah. That stuff's good. It really is. And then it's like when NASCAR was they're all on a fall. I was going fast. I'm going slow. That's from slow. Like the sloth on the secret life of pets or whatever. Yes. At the DMV, I like that. Yeah. He's awesome. Or is it she? No, it's a he. I think it's a he. Yeah. There is a sheath. Yeah. So yeah, 700, I can't believe, I mean, maybe 50, 7 50, we can celebrate a little more. That'll be in the middle of the season, I think. Yeah, that should be right. Well, no, that'll be toward the end of the day. It'll be right at the end of the year. Yeah. Because 52 weeks a year two weeks off of what we have now. So we'd be two weeks earlier next year for that. Right around championship time, I guess. Yeah, that's not terrible, I guess. No, that's actually pretty good. I think that's a pretty good spot for a milestone. All right, so look forward to that then. If we go another 50, who knows? Knowing as who knows. We've done 700. So one more 50 more seems daunting at this point. Definitely, definitely. That's a lot. I don't know if we can handle it. That's a lot of work. It really is. 7, 700. Okay, so there's that. You, sir, or you descended on Charlotte Motor Speedway last week in anticipation of the new brand new spank in 2022 next gen NASCAR with the number in the wrong place and tailpipes in a

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A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 365 Part 2 - David Couchi

Inside Supercars

07:13 min | Last week

A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 365 Part 2 - David Couchi

"Welcome to India, because Chinese we're talking Frank revell, and we're talking outside catchy. David catchy was catchy as he's known around. I think it's a man who I've known since he arrived and I want to talk a little bit David all the catches what you'll probably eat more used to is the way you got there and how you got there. What I know of your story is joining flight. Tell us about that place. Yes, it all started for me in 2007 on November 2007. Yeah, I found out through I've done some work experience with lanes Val smash team, but that was based in sitting at the time. Wally story with the engineer there and then also sort of became friends with Wally's son, rob story and did I did some racing with them and then also another friend who was their Garrett Gary Bailey. And Gary eventually worked for triple-A race engineering. And then, yeah, so Gary sort of let me know that there was a design engineer job going at the time and I had Wally on Maya on my resume, which ludo read and I think in the end ludo called up Wally and said what do you think of this kid and probably said give him a go and I was lucky enough to get the job. So that's how it all started to me. And what a history scene he came in contact very early on in your family with the Jamie winker, but so Mark dutton was who you reported to them with your design engineering ideas and ludo? Yeah, well, again, ludo was technical director at the time, so yeah, you know, daddy was Jamie's race engineer. Jeremy was Craig rice engineer. I will Campbell and then Jeremy. And then and while he was sort of, well, sorry ludo was technical director, so sort of, you know, steering the engineering ship. So yeah, my direct boss was ludo at time. Okay, now early on, you then moved into the data engineering role on Jamie's car. Yeah, that's correct. So by 2008, I ended up with a racetrack role. And yeah, we're doing data engineer for Jeremy. And at that time, we did a couple of years where it was sort of both cars. We sort of shared the data engineering role across both cars. So yeah, it was, you know, it was a lot to learn very, very quickly. We should take note of a couple of things. First off, that your success as a race engineer and a championship winning right then, you need as a result is in you getting a job offer, which congratulations from inside too because we're so pleased for you, but it's no surprise that someone knows the nature of Jamie's championship winning engineer should be 800 and you're off to a grow racing. The thing that you're not going to see of course is the transition from Jaime from being a driver to being the cheap being CEO. That's going to be amazing. What do you think the team's going to be like? It's absolutely very exciting time at triple-A. You know, you know, Roland's done an amazing job with the team for a long time and you know, it's probably about time that he goes off and does something different and enjoys enjoy some other things in life. I'm sure he'll be always be very close to Triple H and supercars in one way or another. But no, look, the team has a very bright future. The talent in that team, you know, he's absolutely incredible. They're all they're all players. From the engineering, the drivers, the commercial team, you know, there's just top quality people all through that team and they'll be very, very successful for a long time into the future. And with Jamie's Jamie's leadership, you know, it's going to bring a fresh sort of call it energy and use to the team, which I think is only going to be a positive for the organization. And, you know, I'm call it disappointed and sad that I won't be there to experience that because I think he's going to be a great leader. You know, but, you know, I made the decision to sort of forge forge my own path in a different way. And, you know, in a lot of ways, I look forward to actually working alongside Jamie in a very similar role for another team, but I call it hopefully together. We can work together to, you know, make respective teams great, but also continue to improve the sport and make sure that the supercar sport is great for many, many years to come. Thank you so much for joining us. We certainly look forward to watching the results over the coming weeks. I know back to this, I look forward to catching up. But thank you again for joining us on Instagram so we can continue in a new direction. So thank you for joining us. Baby catching. Thanks guys. Thanks for having me. Good to check. The inside supercars is produced by thunder media. Tuning next time for more or lock in the podcast on your ride tunes or mobile device search inside supercars. 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A highlight from Chase Elliott has questions NextGen NASCAR

The Final Lap

01:28 min | Last week

A highlight from Chase Elliott has questions NextGen NASCAR

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. Let's hear from former Cup Series champion chase Elliott, he is going to break down the 2022 NASCAR NextGen race car after their test sessions last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Obviously it looks different. You know, just looking at it and just looking on Jack and photos, you know the things not to seal off to the ground quite like what we've seen with the side skirts and the front splitter and things like that. Driving lies. I haven't really been around people a ton. I got behind William just for a few laps. There today and he pulled off some of that run. So I don't want to speak to that yet, but I haven't because I haven't done it, but you know, there's a lot of question marks in my mind still kind of with it and like I would say in a few minutes ago, it's to me it's about where is that line where is that moment where is the edge of what you can lean on, especially at these moms haveh jacks and you know you gotta once you find that that edge, how easy is it to live there? Can you live there for an entire run or can you not, you know? Is this car lacking that much side force where you can't live and not have his own moment to run an entire fuel run or not? Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap.

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A highlight from NextGen NASCAR Test, What we learned

The Final Lap

01:28 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from NextGen NASCAR Test, What we learned

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy his eyes on. Drivers and teams wrapped up a two day session for the 2022 next gen NASCAR race car, testing last week from Charlotte Motor Speedway and some of the things that we learned are, they can be repaired, Austin Dillon's three car was back on the track after extensive repairs, a smaller spoiler does equal a bit more speed. Steering issues seem to be resolved at least according to some drivers and drivers are happier with the interior cooling than previously. Here's Ricky Stenhouse junior with more. Cars, not hot right now in the temperatures aren't hot outside. I've only done three four lap runs, so trying to base that off of what it would be like if Daytona. I'm not sure yet. You know, I do suspect the temperatures were 90° like we were in Daytona when we tested there. It would be substantially warmer. Now they are still searching for speed as they are about two miles an hour off the pace of the previous car let's take a look at the top speeds 5 to one. Joey Logano at a 31.166 Ryan Blaney at number four 31 one 5 8 Kurt Busch 31 O 8 5 at number three, Kevin Harvick 37 5 7 at number two and the fastest was Eric almarola at 30 7 three one. Fords are fast is my takeaway from that list. Up next down the next gen testing schedule at least that we know of is Phoenix in mid December. Final lap dot com.

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A highlight from The State of NASCAR with Steve Phelps Part 2

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from The State of NASCAR with Steve Phelps Part 2

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. NASCAR president Steve Phelps has some details on how the state of the sport is going so far at the end of the year. I would say the drivers right now are up on the wheel more than any other time in our history throughout the field and it's exciting. So how does that translate to engagement? Our digital and social numbers are the highest they've been since since 2015. We continue to add on the social side. We feel that energy level that excitement level throughout the digital and social channels. Television, which gets a lot of focus. We are the most stable television, the most stable sport on television since 2018. No other sport can match what NASCAR has done from a stability standpoint with our ratings. And if you consider our share number since 2019 in our Cup Series, is up 18%, which is hard to do at this point. It's just art. And then you look at our ratings for Xfinity and our camping world truck series, they're up double digits, and the share, the share in both of those series is up 25 to 30%. We are having a moment as a sport. It's important that we keep it going, which is exactly what we're going to do. We're going to continue to invest. We're going to continue to collaborate with the rest of the industry to continue the growth that this sport is on. The final lap

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A highlight from TFLW - Brad Keselowski Joins Roush Fenway

The Final Lap

05:54 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from TFLW - Brad Keselowski Joins Roush Fenway

"Hey, that's me. And yeah, things have been good, Kerry. How are you doing, man? Doing well, we are on a milestone show right here. Today, wow, this is so this is 700? No, it's 6.99. Why would I 700 be a milestone? I just figured, but yeah, I should have should have saw that coming. I just think 6.99 is a huge, massive milestone because you're almost at 700. That's true. It almost because 700, if you're at 6.9, you're going to get 700 before you quit. You can't not. Right. So, I mean, it's 6.99. It's an aggressive. Yeah, see? Now you're thinking the way Carrie Murphy thinks. I'm thinking the way a guy who does not like the Barton is o'clock, thinks I get it. Well, neither does some other guy. We're going to talk about that later on in the show. Okay, well, that's good. At least I'm reading something into it. I don't know if I'm correct or not, but as we alluded to in the intro before the intro and then the third intro. I'm not sure how many intros this show all of a sudden has. But at some point, we mentioned there's a new team, and we wish we had somebody there covering it and that happened to be you. Yes, I was on location for the Roush Fenway racing announcement, and now the rauch Fenway Kozlowski racing RFK RFK Robert F. Kennedy in silver. Yeah, well, chrome, I guess. But yes, chrome. Even the logo was chrome. Yeah, it was all chromed out. Okay, so let's go through the process because you know it's the off season. We've got plenty of time on our hands. How do they reach out to you to show up or did you apply to go there or how did that all work? Yeah, so the team PR will send out a mass email to everybody on their list and say, hey, we're having an announcement. We want RSVP and show up. That way, they kind of know who's going to be there. And so that's what you do. I never got that. Of course, I don't think I've gotten a single email from Roush Fenway, and since 2004, I don't know why. Well, that was the thing. I don't know what the deal was either. I had somehow worked my way off their list. I was on it several years ago. And somewhere in the changing of PR people over the last few years, I was knocked off of it. So I actually had to reach out to Davey. Siegel, who's been on the show several times. A little bit. We got the chain moving that way by finding out who it came from so that way I could reach out to that person directly and I'll take care of. So thank you, David. All right. Once again, he's doing better than you. He always comes through in the clutch. I'm telling you. I'm kind of still rethinking this whole thing. I mean, I would if I were you. I'm big on. The ironic thing is the time of the weakest of the three. So I'm the one who talks all the smack. Well, you've got the you've got the golden voice, though. That's what it's all about. I don't know about that. I just have longevity at this point. So all right, so you get the invite, you show up at Roush Fenway racing and as you are there, it turns into a new team. Yeah, it's a whole new team. A brand new world for rauch Jack Roush, Brad Keselowski, Steve Newark was there as well the president of rauch family Kozlowski racing. And yeah, so I think the I think it's a pretty cool look, the whole thing they did, they showed the new number 6 car font as well, which was kind of like an ode to the original Mark Martin font with the team, but they kind of gave it a little bit of a tile italicized slant. So now are they going with that green where was that just for the announcement or that is the team green? They brought Fenway, the Fenway group in that green has been with rauch since then. This look more neon than the other before green. Well, I think a lot of that was lighting in the area plus they had the neon lighting underneath the car. So it made it seem right neon green than it was. The old green was more like the green monster at Fenway, which makes sense. Well, that's what the car was in person. So a lot of the photos it comes out a little weird, especially when you have all that weird lighting going on around it. Oh, but it was the darker darker green. It totally looked fluorescent. Yeah, you're talking about the photo I took there of the whole side of the car. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah. It was coming out weird, because all those neon lights everywhere. So it was kind of hard for the camera to adjust and figure out what was what, but it was actually a dark green. Now, is this the first time you've seen the next gen car up close? No. Actually, I was at a shop a few days before this checking out one of the team's new next gens. A team that I was at, I don't think they want me to disclose who they are. So I'll leave that alone. That's fine. But yeah, I was out there checking it out and it was awesome. The splitters are the thing I think is really interesting by looking at it. They were at the test at the Charlotte roval. That thing took a beating and these things are not very cheap. So I think it was like 2500, $3000 somewhere in there for the splitter on this thing, which is all carbon fiber, and that thing took a beating in that test session. So imagine that at Indianapolis? Oh my gosh, imagine if they hit the freaking the curbing, they got ripped apart. We're going to have to have the turtles on the show. Yeah. And so by the time you're listening to this, I'll probably be at Charlotte for the next gen test or it'll be over with that point. But we were going to mention that, but go ahead. Yeah, they're going to be testing out some new things on the next gen this time around. If you look at the picture that I posted of Kozlowski's next gen, which is the actual one, they'll be testing. The exhaust is actually further up on the side of the car than it has been to this point. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because that was like the first thing I noticed, and I was like, did they used it? Were they used to be that up that far or is that new? Or what's going on there? And the reason I thought of it is because the placement, it's going to be harder for drivers to cut other drivers tires down, isn't it? Yeah, no, definitely it will be.

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A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 364 Part 2 - Tom Moore

Inside Supercars

07:57 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 364 Part 2 - Tom Moore

"Welcome to inside 30 cars. Tony Wilson Craig raville, and we're joined by the newest winner on the block and the newest winner in supercars. Will Brown welcome on board again. So he goes, thanks for having me again. If you're one of the cool things to have you at this moment, time, because clearly you didn't lock into a win you didn't just fall over your feet or anything like that. You hand off to the hottest charges in the paddock, and you did it with a great deal of bright style and a four, you certainly will know where you are. You probably have the ordinary habits that win. Now I know nothing out of the ordinary just been just being recovering and getting ready to go, you know, it's a big big thing being white full weeks and yeah, we've just been flat out. So a lot of media calls and all that sort of stuff after and they're chatting to the family and very excited, but nothing's changed too much. It's just exciting to have one. I'm sure you've already been told this, but it's a remarkable thing that you're the first rookie the win. I think Scott McLaughlin and Chandler 8 years ago. That's a remarkable thing to have done and maybe I'll just tell you briefly about those two. Scottie won a possibility, and it was obviously the moment of his life because he won as a track where he had started the child watching Greg Murphy and he was driving Gary Rogers Commodore. Sometime later that year, chaz lawsuit in a dick Johnson falcon at Queensland rightway did the same thing. He won in his rookie year and you have done the same thing as those two guys did against some of the toughest competitors in world motor sport. So it's a remarkable thing and you know, I mean, obviously you're very grateful to Barry and Becky. But tell us, you know, the lead up to it. How much had you really prepared for this whole week in a row at biggie motor sport? Are you prepared as well as you can as you guys know? You can't take the testing in supercars, you know, it's just too costly. We don't get the test days. You're only allowed, you know, certain amounts. So really, for me, I was just, you know, keeping fear keeping healthy and happy. There's not a lot more you can do and watching footage and making sure we are ready to go. So the lead up was was a bit of a long laid up. You know, the three months to get ready, but I'll tell you what over the last three weeks it definitely knew we could win a race and there was probably a few taken away from us, but that loss rice to win on merit and not because the tires we actually had less tires than triplet we put two on instead of three. And just to hold them out in there. It was a pretty cool way to get your first win and it was an exciting race. I think it all, like I've watched the pack after. After the event and it looked very exciting on TV. When you went in for the pit stop, knowing what the team's been through in the last three weeks was the hot in the mouth just for a moment. Not at all. I'd complete fight them. They did an awesome stop for me the race before. And I knew that now for us. Did you approach the track having practice today with a little bit of a different mindset or any more kind of actually the most confident man I've ever met in my life? So did you have more confidence today knowing that you got the job done, you achieved that goal? You've now won in everything you've driven. I don't know if I had more confidence today, but I guess, you know, it's good for the team to take off with two rookies and know that we can win. It is a big thing when you win. You get that feeling and you know you can do it. And I know that from junior categories, but yeah, it's just I just gives you that I think, you know, you just want to get that feeling back again and everyone works really hard to try and win. One of the things that, you know, and I've watched you since the days, I think I saw you a couple of formula Ford races. But certainly 86 and. One of the things that is evident with you is that is that building things that happens with drivers. And you've seen it throughout your life and have the drivers that you get to a comfort level. You get to a comfort level being in the top ten, the top 5 the podium and then bingo. You're there comfortable as a win. Now you've had this chance through this free round prior to build your confidence of the track. Has that helped you along with me being the same space? Maybe but to be honest, we probably had the chance to win the first weekend to be honest, like the car was quick. We just had that little bit of a thing going on. So Mars opinion is, you know, for the team and myself is that we could have won on the first weekend. So I don't know if it was a confidence in the track or anything like that. I think it was just we put our best foot forward and got it done. I don't really. I don't really think about it too much to be honest, just get in and drive. You've been around the supercars, category now for three years, driving able to cars. You obviously now know that what you're able to do. Have you set yourself a goal for 2022? I mean, if you said, okay, I need to be top 5. We already topped 5, I think. I need to be top three. Do you know where you want to sort of end up on that? This is the category where you want it to be. To be honest, I probably haven't set a goal for next year at obviously my my career goal is to win the supercar championship at some point. You know, and hopefully not just one. But I haven't set a golf for next year, obviously the goal would be we're running very good. This year we should finish top 8 in the championship of everything keeps going well. So really, it's just to better ourselves from this year. And just keep moving forward. We're not getting ahead of ourselves and going on, you know, we want one race. We're going to win the championship next to you now. We'll try our hardest to get up that championship and then fight for wins and do the best job we can. But, you know, I'm one of those drivers. I don't put a goal on it. And then, you know, I'd be disappointed or happy or whatever when it changes or just go out there and race and whatever it is at the end of the year, it is. Is there a difference in the feeling of the win? Was knowing that each time you've gone up a level, you've got closer to your endgame. Now you're at the end game and you've got the win. See that feel different to the ones before. I think just the feeling was still very similar, but you're just on a national level. You know, I guess your eye and turn 86 and stuff like that. But you don't have the eyes on you as supercars. So just that the work and effort that goes in as well. You've got staff working. You know, full-time on your cars to prep and make sure the best that they can be. And then for them, this is why they do it. So yeah, probably the hype around it and all of that was probably bigger than anything I've ever won, obviously. But yeah, it's still winning the same feeling, but yeah, it was definitely my biggest win ever. How much more was the media attention and the reaction to a win compared to what you've received previously? Like I said, it's on a supercars level. So it was massive compared to what I've received ever. But yeah, still trying to get back to messages and get back to everyone and yeah, just grateful for all the kind words and everyone, you know, that believed in that I could do it. And so today you are back at the track and back in a different role because this is the first test you've had a chance for a while. How does the cat feel again? Yeah, there's not a whole lot you can learn at Sydney for us like right now. 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A highlight from The State of NASCAR with Steve Phelps

The Final Lap

01:28 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from The State of NASCAR with Steve Phelps

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. Let's get some details on the state of the sport coming from NASCAR president Steve Phelps. I remember using the phrase that our best days were ahead. I'm not sure everyone in this room or folks around the country, the world believed that to be true, I did. And I think the results that we have seen are more than encouraging, they are I'm a very proud of them, right? And it really took an industry coming together in order to make that happen, right? It took race teams and our broadcast partners are sponsors, tracks that we own or tracks that we don't own. That all came together to create an opportunity for our sport to grow, which is exactly what's happening. So if you think about the racing product itself, I like to start with the racing product because that's our business. We race and I think the racing that we have is absolutely terrific. And if you do it from either an eye test or emotional test or actually the data would suggest that we've had one of the best if not the best racing competition level in the history of this sport. So you look at green flag passes for the lead. I think it's the second since 2007. The most passing throughout the field that we've had ever. The final lap.

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A highlight from Where did TJ Majors go?

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from Where did TJ Majors go?

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. TJ majors has been announced as the spotter for bracket's new Roush Fenway racing number 6 car for 2022. Majors, of course, has spotted for Dale Earnhardt junior Joey Logano Brad starting this year in August, and there have been 14 new hires with the majority of them coming from Chip Ganassi racing, which closed operations at the end of this season. Ryan Wilson has been inked as the crew chief of the Wood Brothers number 21 Cup Series car for 2022, driven by Harrison Burton. He has been Austin Cedric's crew chief in the Xfinity series the last three years, including the championship year in 2020 and in 99 races he has racked up 13 wins 55 top 5s and 76 top tens welcome to the Cup Series. In the truck series we heard recently that Ben rose and Matt Crafton will return to Thor sport racing in 2022, Ben, of course, is the series champion and Matt finished fourth in the standings, so both were in the final four event for the title and here's how the rest of the top ten stacks up. At number ten, Carson hostivar, then he got Austin Hill Chandler Smith, Todd Gilliland, Stewart Friesen at number 5 is Sheldon Creed and he got Matt Crafton John Hunter Nemechek Zane Smith and Ben Rhodes were your final four. Over in the Xfinity series, the final driver standings from 5 to one look like this Justin Allgaier, AJ Alma dinger, Noah Gregson, Austin cendrick and Daniel Hamrick is your series champion for 2021. The final lap

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A highlight from Does Jimmie Johnson get car sick?

The Final Lap

01:28 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from Does Jimmie Johnson get car sick?

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. 7 time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson spoke out in an in depth interview with Graham benziger recently, which you can find on YouTube amazing amazing interview, along with the major topics where his rocky relationship with crew chief Chad can house, his memorable crashes, including Watkins Glen, the fact that he gets car sick, he shows off his warehouse of racing memorabilia, including trophies, fire suits, Martinsville clocks, and the eye opening comments about the economics of NASCAR, including a statement that driver contracts are down 50% from when he was winning championships in 2015 for the top drivers. He says it's still a big number, however, and he thinks there is simply too much racing in NASCAR and says the schedule should be reduced to 25 to 28 races down from its 36 points paying events. Two Cup Series champions, chase Elliott and Kyle Larson are going to be racing in a you sack event and plaster ville speedway in California this week, the hangtown 100 will be Elliott's first crack at the track, and he'll be driving a car owned by Larson. The track, of course, is thrilled, saying quote, having the last two NASCAR Cup Series champions and action at the hangtown 100 is unprecedented. Beyond the lookout for a NASCAR next gen test going down this week to 17th and 18th, on Charlotte's 1.5 mile oval layout. I'm sure we're gonna have lots of stories coming from that. The final lap dot com.

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A highlight from Fantasy NASCAR Season Recap

The Final Lap

00:58 sec | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from Fantasy NASCAR Season Recap

"Points. It is now time to take a look at the playoff picture. The top ten for the playoffs looks like this in tenth place. 19 spends 22 9th place, Bill H, 8th place, Kenseth, Wisconsin fan, 7th place, tiny ocho racing. 6th place, beer guy, 27, and 5th place, CL Vickers, fourth place, worst, two first, in third place. You've got team 48 in second place, rowdy dragon and for the first place winner, beating me out by a mere 8 points. Two Roxy. Good job, I thought I was gonna save myself a couple bucks on that trophy. Yeah, beat me. Okay,

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A highlight from NASCAR champions Kyle Larson, Daniel Hemric join the crew

NASCAR America

00:49 sec | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from NASCAR champions Kyle Larson, Daniel Hemric join the crew

"Cup Series champion Kyle Larsen will be here in moments also Daniel hammer will be joining us. Of course, we want to hear from you guys a four four NASCAR NBC. It is your chance to talk to the champions today that's coming up shortly here on NASCAR America. So I want to get thoughts from you guys, DJ, Kyle on what were your things that stood out to you as you look back on championship weekend Carl start with you? Listen, qualifying stood out for the Cup Series because that was determining factor in the end who wins the championship. In a lot of ways, you know, that selection that. That was pretty cool. I think that I think the other thing that stood out was the great racing in the Xfinity series and in the Cup Series. And I'm gonna say this in both series the respect that the non playoffs are

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A highlight from Jimmie Johnson on his sports car season, his reunion with Chad Knaus and his growth as a racing businessman with sposnors

NASCAR on NBC

05:56 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from Jimmie Johnson on his sports car season, his reunion with Chad Knaus and his growth as a racing businessman with sposnors

"NASCAR NBC podcast for you today through imsa and the action express team. I had the opportunity to do a zoom with Jimmy Johnson this week. So I thought I'd turn that into a podcast episode because it was a good conversation. Jimmy is running the petite Le Mans at Michelin road Atlanta this Saturday in the number 48 ally Cadillac with co drivers, Simon pagenaud and Kamui Kobayashi. And also with his former NASCAR crew chief Chad canal calling strategy for the team. Canals is there as part of a Hendrick motor sports contingent that will be at rod Atlanta this weekend, helping out the number 48 for action express. This is the fourth endurance race of the season for Jimmy in the imsa sports cars. This team opened the year with a second place finish in the Rolex 24 Daytona. Also raced the 12 hours of Sebring and the 6 hour race at Watkins Glen international. But this is Jimmy's first time racing a DPI car at rod Atlanta. So we talked about how he's been getting ready for the ten hour petit Le Mans. A lot of which will be run in the dark. We talked about the ups and downs of his imsa sports cars season, how racing sports cars with Chad canals has really helped rekindle their personal and working relationships and what the current plan is for running these imsa sports cars again next season if you'll be back with action express with Chad canals with Hendrick motor sports. And as part of that, we also had a good discussion on how Jimmy has gotten so much more involved on the business and sponsor side of his career as he puts together these deals to be able to run Indy car part time to potentially be able to run the Indy 500 next year to run sports cars. All of that has really helped Jimmy gain a new appreciation for the business side of racing and for what Rick Hendrick does as a team owner. So if you want to watch Jimmy and the team and the petite Le Mans, it wrote Atlanta this weekend, you can check out NBC starting at noon eastern on Saturday, also check NBC sports dot com slash motors for more broadcast and race information, as well as full coverage for the race weekend. But for now, without further ado, here's my conversation with Jimmy Johnson. So you tested wrote Atlanta a couple weeks ago. How'd it go? I thought it went really well. You know, I've been there in a cup car and had an idea of how the track laid out. So that was nice to not start over from square one. But man, the DPI car is so much faster around that track. And as a result, there are less turns around the racetrack. Corners for the cup car are now kind of acceleration zones for the DPI, which is just mind-blowing. So the two days that I was there were very useful, you know, I'm still trying to learn these down force cars, learn the tracks. And I did get a couple of days before petite, the race weekend schedules are so short and trying to get three guys through the car. You never get any seat time until the race. And then the DPI category is so stacked that I've been the weak link. And then I just need more seat time so that I'm more competitive and can get more seat time in the race. When was the last time you tested the cup car version would have been like ten years ago or something or whatever year, Brad broke his foot real bad. Okay, yeah, 2011. So yeah. I lost somewhere there. Yeah. Obviously, that was a long time ago, but you sort of have to unlearn your accelerating past where you're breaking, I guess, in a cup car, right? Like way past. Way past and thankfully I've been doing that all year. So it's more familiar now to just sail on by a breaking mark for a cup car. The two are the one depending on the car in the corner. But the thing that probably caught me the most off guard was the final turn on the front straightaway is second gear with a good lift and a little bit of break in the cup car. And in the DPI car, you do not lift and you grab 5th year about mid corner. And it's just a non event. And then you grab 6 gear shortly after it and you're onto the front straightaway. So I mean, probably the best example of a legit corner for the cup car is an acceleration zone for the DPI car. Wild, that's wild. So when you did this, when you were talking to us back in December and January and your first testing, the DPI, you were like, hey, I want to do this because I want exposure to a high down force car. So I can prepare for IndyCar season. So now you've run what, 13 IndyCar races. Are there still things that you want your learning for any car? Is this kind of like just more of a fun sort of side project like, hey, I can run petit Le Mans and say I did. It's a little both. I mean, this is the closest car out there to an Indy car. You know, it's not exact tires behave much much differently. It does have better breaks than the Indy car. But it has less power than the Indy car. So ultimately, it is different, but it is the closest thing out there. I tried some formula three cars to do last winter. And the gap was just too far apart. So I made my agreement to run the 21 endurance schedule. On its own, in a sense, just because I love MC racing and it's what I kind of felt like I'd be doing in this part of my life. I didn't really think Indy car would be more imsa. So, you know, I made the decision to go into racing independent of and on its own. And then found the added bonus of like, this is the closest car on the planet to an Indy car right now that I can get in. So it's still just reps until whenever the next time you get in the Indy car, this kind of keeps you a little bit fresh.

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A highlight from TFLW - NASCAR Phoenix Championship Recap

The Final Lap

02:04 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from TFLW - NASCAR Phoenix Championship Recap

"Com now packed with North Carolina goodness. Oh. Yes, yes, yes. Now you got to do something really fun today. I did, so earlier today, Landon turned four yesterday at the point that we're recording this. And so today we went to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, gave him a walk through. Cool. Enjoyed it. It was fun. So that was good. He had a good time, got to see lightning McQueen. Right? So that's good. Got to see the Hudson hornet. He was all excited about that, even though it was the actual NASCAR real Hudson hornet. He didn't understand the difference. That's good. Right, right. Yeah, so that all went good. He had a great time. We went in the simulator and did some my racing. We actually finished third in our race together. So that was fun. And it was a good time. And then tomorrow, I've got something pretty interesting that you might actually like, Gary. Wow, okay. I don't have a flight plan or anything, but well, tomorrow I'm going to the Hendrick campus to watch some engine building. Wow. That's almost Titian going on. Paint drying, but okay. Oh, it's a competition? Yeah, it's the engine. There's everybody doing competition to see. You can put together a motor the fastest. Those are fun, actually. It's amazing how fast they can put one of those things together. Yeah. So I'll be checking that out tomorrow and begins to coverage of that event with Toby Chris dot com. Very cool, man. It's almost like you're part of the club now over there. I'm here there and everywhere. That is awesome. So we had a little big weekend this past weekend. Little big, it was big. A little big weekend. Huge, massive. Monstrous. Yeah. Championship weekend going down from Phoenix. They had rattlesnake hill. And oh, cactuses still real with the arms with the arms and everything. They were doing drone shots, and I'm like, yep, see? It's real. There it is. Every time. Every time. They even have a digital one at the flag stand now. Yes, that's true. And isn't there one on the ground too, isn't that where like victory lane is? On the track itself, they have a painted one, possibly. I think they do. They really like

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A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 363 - Kevin Fitzsimons

Inside Supercars

01:04 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 363 - Kevin Fitzsimons

"Welcome to inside supercars. Tony we're talking about and we're talking to them from Dunlop operations manager and we're doing a review of past time performance for the last and first two rounds of the supercar championship this year. Kevin, you obviously had a very firing weekend on Sunday and Saturday with The Rain. I imagine you've been you and your boys have all been flat out. Absolutely. So thanks for having me. We've had a crazy couple of weeks. The lead up to before we even arrived at Sydney, the late up to it sort of loading ten 40 foot containers, the tires that we had in Melbourne. So just over $5000, which was a very, very busy few days and we had two containers that were the towers for the Gold Coast which had been devoted to Sydney and near the SMP three. And we had a pretty tired time of it, but all in all this stuff been pretty happy. We've had all sorts of conditions here on editors for sure. It's wet and dry

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A highlight from Rhodes Wins 2021 NASCAR Truck Series Championship

The Final Lap

01:28 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from Rhodes Wins 2021 NASCAR Truck Series Championship

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. NASCAR, truck series racing from Phoenix over the weekend, the championship on the line, doing battle for the title were, Matt Crafton, John Hunter Nemechek, Zane Smith, and Ben Rhodes. Chandler Smith picks up the race win. It's kind of like a misconception. I guess you could say that first practices. It's just get everything dialed in and know how many we go up from number scale, how many numbers we're gonna have to free up to be good for the race ultimately. So we didn't get a mock run in, and I told my courage, Danny stockman how many numbers for you? We honestly needed to be from then to practice to qualifying for us to be good for qualifying and obviously we were pretty solid and qualifying. So gave us a good direction as far as pre race adjustments and where we needed to go to be really good tonight. And Ben Rhodes finished third to grab the series championship. I thought I didn't have any tire left because I was sideways after every corner. I was sideways after every corner and you know what? I had some tire left. Those other people start slowing down. I said, wow, this is crazy. So I passed him. Sheldon Creed. Try to get all, you know, funky with me. And I said, ain't happening to mama jama. Bye bye. One around the outside and the resin. And I said, goodbye. And then I was I thought I could maybe catch a 52 if we had more labs, but I was worried about it. Third place is called me because I have the championship. Ben Rhodes is your 2021 NASCAR truck series champion. The final lap

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A highlight from Kyle Larson, Daniel Hemric crowned at Phoenix Raceway

NASCAR America

05:49 min | Last month

A highlight from Kyle Larson, Daniel Hemric crowned at Phoenix Raceway

"Everybody, welcome to NASCAR America. Championship week. Championship edition. Let's go with that. What a fun weekend this past weekend was. We're back with a show, obviously this show was about the fans. There should be plenty to talk about today. Call in. Praise your comments. We can put the number on the screen, be sure to call. We love them. There you go, 8, four, four, 6, two, 7, two, two, 7, 6, Kyle Larson, obviously, just an incredible job this weekend. So much fun to watch really how competitive is in my opinion all four drivers had a chance to win all four drivers at one point felt like they could win that championship. I feel like the race cycled at one point, everybody had a chance as you mentioned. And then there was kind of that moment that we knew was going to happen in the 5 team took it quite frankly. They came in fourth of the championship four guys. We can talk about good cars, bad car short runs, long runs, but all of those are just details in the story, the real story is motor sports is all about performance. Sports is all about human performance. I love the race cars Nate. I spent an entire lifetime working on them, but humans make this sport going in the end, 5 human beings jumped over the wall, change four tires faster than the other three teams went from fourth to first, and then we all know if you give Kyle Larson the lead that's a bad thing with about 25 laps to go. Right. He led the final 28 laps to because he is a world class elite driver. And of course, that is the story of the 2021 season, like how insanely talented this guy is. He had a season for the ages, but to your point, he takes the lead because of his team. And Kyle Larson, he won the championship, but he was given the opportunity to win the championship by his team. He didn't enter into that opportunity if not for his picture. He said it, you know, on error, multiple times with us that if the pit crew doesn't hit that money stop and change four tires and 11.8 .8 seconds. And if he doesn't get the number one pit stall, a day or earlier, by winning the pole position, he doesn't win the championship. Well, drivers talk about it all the time, but about how this is a team sport. And I think on Sunday, we saw it all play out on the biggest stage, how important everybody is on a team. It takes everybody to win championships and win races. But let's do this. Let's just go straight in to Kyle Larson and listen to what he had to say about the race. I can not believe it. I don't even think I'd be racing a cup car. A year and a half ago. And to win a championship is crazy. I gotta say, first off, thank you so much to Rick Hendrick, hit her cars dot com. Jeff Gordon, NASCAR. Every single one of my supporters in the stands, watching at home. My family, I got so many of my friends and family here. My parents, my sister, my wife and kids, oh, and a big give me crap. Month and a half ago about how I can't win a Cup race when he's there. So that had a lot of pressure, but there were so many points of this race where I did not think that we were gonna win and without my pit crew on that last stop, we would not be standing right here. So they are the true winners of this race. They're two champions. I'm just blessed to be a part of this group. Every single men are a person. Man and woman at Hendrick motor sports. This win is for all of us. And every one of you. So this is unbelievable. I'm speechless. So much fun to see that enthusiasm. Great burnout. Almost made a lap. That was his goal end up blowing the tires out. But let's do this. Let's go back and really look at how Kyle Larson got here because you said it Steve. It took a team effort. Let's go back and revisit what happened to him and how he got into this position when this race. Yeah, 312 laps, and there was gonna be a lot of flips when it comes to the, you know, different control of the race, who is controlling it, but the turning point for me was really about halfway through the race. You know, chase Elliott had control of it. He had just passed the 5 car and that's when it kind of all swapped. I think we have a piece here to kind of show how it all went down with the 19. Here it is. So right here, you go right here. Larsa has control of the race, right? But then the 9, he's gonna pass him. And at this point, I'm thinking this is what chase Elliott needs, right? We're inside the last fuel run everything's going good. We know green flag pit stops are gonna happen the 19 of Mark trex junior comes to pit road earlier than anyone expects, but while on pit road, Anthony Alfredo, big impact with the outside wall causing the yellow to come out, then it's a race off pit road the 19 right there is scored. You wait about three or four more cars. You're gonna see the leader of the race the 19 of chase Elliott. Somehow, Truex does a nice job staying on the lead lap. That turns out to be very important because then he'll assume the lead Nate when we come to the next restart. You have a pit stops. This seems silly, but the 11 billion 9 off pit road is a huge situation because then that cycles the 9 back another roll. Look at that. The two Hendrick cars are in the third road Jeff. They're not even in the front four cars. Well, that's exactly right. So this momentum shift was huge because you took the two cars that were slowest on a short run and you gave them track position. You

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A highlight from Hemric Wins 2021 NASCAR XFinity Series Championship

The Final Lap

01:28 min | Last month

A highlight from Hemric Wins 2021 NASCAR XFinity Series Championship

"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. NASCAR Xfinity series racing from Phoenix, the championship on the line and doing battle for the title were, Daniel Hamrick, Noah Gregson, Austin cendrick, and AJ Allmendinger, and it was a door to door battle, going to the checkered flag and the question has been answered. Well, Daniel Hamrick, ever win a race. He does and takes the championship as well. Your competitiveness is at the top. You're putting your entire life into trying to figure out that particular week at the race track. You know, I'm talking more so short track racing. And particular big weekends, championship weekends, crown jewel events. Always for whatever reason would have the certain dreams around those events. And it was so calming. I mean, to the point to where, I didn't worry about what was ahead. I didn't worry about, you know, what if, and it also took me to where I spot where it didn't let me think about what it would be like. It just go in and put the work in. And honestly, I haven't had one of those in a really, really long time until about two months ago. And I had that and I thought, okay, it's pretty calming. Show up. Continue to show up, put the work in. It all work out. Obviously, you can only dream that'll work out the way it did. Daniel Hamrick is your 2021 NASCAR Xfinity series champion, and he finally gets that first win. Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap.

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A highlight from Phoenix: The greatness of Kyle Larson and his 2021 Cup Series championship; Jeff Burton mulls if Larson is the world's best driver

NASCAR on NBC

06:14 min | Last month

A highlight from Phoenix: The greatness of Kyle Larson and his 2021 Cup Series championship; Jeff Burton mulls if Larson is the world's best driver

"Right, welcome to the NASCAR NBC podcast. I'm your host Nate Ryan. The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is over, so we've got the mayor joining us to talk about it Jeff Burton is here to discuss Kyle Larson's championship and plethora of other things that happened, Jeff, thanks for being here. Good to be here. So we're gonna get to Kyle Larson because his championship is clearly the storyline here, a season for the ages, first time a driver has won ten times in the season since Jimmy Johnson. 14 years ago, I want to get to all of that. But I want to start with the fact that as much as a world class driver that Kyle Larson is, he doesn't win the championship necessarily because of that. He won the championship because of his team because of his pit crew. He led the last 28 laps because he's a great driver, but he got the lead solely because of his pit crew. Cliff Daniel said he felt like Larson had the third fastest car of the championship contenders, Denny Hamlin said he thought Larson was fourth fastest, which was a track position race, pit stops really determine the outcome for that final restart. It did. The only thing I will say is that he did play a role in it because that first pit stall was a major advantage. And he gained that first pit stall. Not based off of the formula they used from the week before, but by qualifying. He got that first pit stall. That's an advantage. Listen, that picture has been the best all year long. I mean, you think about it, when did they make mistakes? I mean, very few mistakes. That picture has been owned all year long. The best team won. And it is a team effort. I mean, Kyle Larson said that, it's a team effort, and it is, and it showed, but you're right. On a day where you don't have the fastest car, it's got to come from somewhere else. That's what great teams do. They find a way the fastest car doesn't always win. Yeah. And in this case, they took it. They just went and took it. Now, listen to the 19 had a bad stop, that which helped them. But they just took it from them. That's great stuff in championship form. I mean, they won what they win. Tony Stewart for winning half of the playoff races. So, you know, not bad. They're pretty good. Yeah. It was clearly earned and deserved, but I'm glad you brought up. It pits all selection because it was an 11.8 second stop. It was the second best stop of the season. But Denny Hamlin had a stop that I think was 12 seconds. And like you said, Truex and chase Elliott, they pretty much lost the race because their stops were both right around 13 second range. But to your point, Jeff, this race in this championship in a way was one on Saturday. When Kyle Larson won the poll on Saturday. And was able to get that first pit stall selection. I really think that made the difference with him coming out first in front of Hamlin. And I was stunned when on media day on Thursday, Hamlin was asked about how much emphasis came from a qualifying, and he said, virtually none. It's not really going to matter. All the crew chiefs came in the media center Friday. Gabe heart, a ton of respect for Chris gay part. This is meant as a slight at all, but he said, I don't even know what our settings are, or suspension settings or whatever are for qualifying right now. Gustafson said the same thing. No one was putting any emphasis on qualifying because the first four selections we're going to go to the Ford championship teams. But it did end up mattering. Whoever was first was gonna have the advantage on that final stop. Is that surprise you? And do you think next year teams maybe put more emphasis? I mean, teams weren't even making mock runs in practice for qualifying. It's surprised me because I heard the same thing. And there seemed to be a downplay of qualifying. And you'd think track position, right? Okay, if we qualify 15th, we can still win the championship. It's a long race. We're not count points for stages. All those kind of things. That's real. I think that the format kind of sucked people in to thinking, hey, qualify doesn't matter. When I say the format, what we've been doing for two years, not practice and not qualifying for the most part, I think that they just said, you know what? It doesn't really matter and kind of forgot kind of took the ball off the ball, and I will say this. If you have to make a choice between I'm going to make a car go fast for qualifying or make a car go fast for the race. You want to go faster to race. Steve and I talk about it all the time. We believe short run speed yields more results. There's always a short run. You don't know you're going to long run, but everyone has a short run. You can save tire a little bit on a fast car that will take off. You don't have to take off that fast on a slow car. You can't make it go faster taken off. You get the right race. Denny Hamlin almost got it. Martin Truex almost got it. They almost got those races they need long runs, but they didn't. And today's world and I made a living off a long run cars. I mean, honestly, I couldn't qualify worth a crap. And I was not good at short run speed, but in today's world, I just think you have to have short run speed. You're going to net out more times than not. You're going to get beaten. You're going to get beaten times because you're not as good on long run, but I think it's important to track position is today. You're better off more times than not having a short run car speed. And the Hendrick cars were probably the faster than the Gibbs cars in the short run. And hey, listen, and credit, Martin Truex Junior and their team because they recognize it. They got a short run, Martin actually was faster than a 5 car a little bit, but they paid the price and trying to pump up air, do whatever they did. They ultimately ran it wouldn't go long enough. But you know, they took a shot at it, but the Hendrick cars were just faster and shorter runs. Yeah. And ham on a true X both said that Truex obviously is always been a long run team. That's how they won the championship in 2017. That's how they lost it in 2018 when lagano passed him late. And ham won the same thing. They're just not really short run or in the race just didn't play out because of where the cautions fall the way they always do. So it ends up falling into Kyle Larson's hands. And you were there hold on. Yes. It didn't fall in the Kyle Larson's hands. So Martin Truex Junior's team did not have the money stop. True. Denny Hamlin did not have the money restart. Truex goes from first to third during that final pit stop. Denny Hamlin lines up inside road, exits turn two and third. So it was all there for them to go win the race, bad pit stop, not a horrible to it stop, but not good enough, and then Denny did not get a good launch.

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