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A highlight from TFLW 2022 NASCAR Off Season News

The Final Lap

01:23 min | 10 hrs ago

A highlight from TFLW 2022 NASCAR Off Season News

"Hey guys, it's Kerry from the final lap weekly, and Toby, of course, is enjoying his time off as MI during the off season. Wait a minute. Well, maybe he's actually enjoying it more than I am because he actually has this week off and I'm here still talking. Wait a minute, that's not fair. Why does he get the time? Why do I? Whatever. Anyway, I actually enjoy doing this, so I'm gonna go ahead. We're gonna do a kind of a news and nuggets and notes kind of show for this week and then next week Tobey and I will be back and we'll be talking about champions week going on in Nashville right now probably if you're listening to this. So let's get into some of the news of the week or weeks and hope you enjoy. This is the final lap weekly. Featuring the final app radio show. A report from the sports business journal has the RTA or race team alliance, the group of NASCAR charter holding teams, looking into their own exhibition events. The possibility of NASCAR's biggest teams organizing their own off season racing raises an eyebrow at the very least. According to the report they have asked the wasserman media group a sports marketing agency to explore these opportunities. Further, the report says that these teams are going down this road because they are struggling to turn a profit with the current business model of NASCAR. Teams holding charters in the sport are of course bound by their contract with the sanctioning body to not create competing racing series. However, that expires after the 2024 season. As long

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A highlight from TFLW - What is the biggest NASCAR News Story this week?

The Final Lap

00:47 sec | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from TFLW - What is the biggest NASCAR News Story this week?

"Is great. Yeah, yeah, I mean, we've kind of seen a few big key things in the Cup Series kind of fall a couple of the big dominoes have now fallen this week. And I think we're going to have a better idea how things are going to look next year. All right, before we get into that, let's run down the final Cup Series driver standings for 2022. We'll run them down 16 to one because those were the playoff drivers. That's a smooth idea. I like that. I've got the list here so that you just roll with it. Alex Bowman at number 16 obviously concussion. Dropped him in the standings. Yeah, that's a bomber. He did have the win early in the year at Las Vegas and looked like he had kind of regained a little bit of his momentum going in to the playoffs there, but ultimately the concussion knocked him out. We've got to Kevin Harvick with a historically bad finish. 15th is

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A highlight from Phoenix: Joey Logano on a supremely confident championship run; what happened with Chase Elliott and Ross Chastain; whats 2023 hold for NASCAR and Next Gen Year 2

NASCAR on NBC

05:47 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Phoenix: Joey Logano on a supremely confident championship run; what happened with Chase Elliott and Ross Chastain; whats 2023 hold for NASCAR and Next Gen Year 2

"NASCAR Nancy podcast. I'm your host Nate Ryan. Here on the Wednesday after the season finale, I'm on camera, but not on camera in the traditional way. Parker Kligerman has joined me on YouTube. Yeah, go check out Parker Clinton's YouTube channel for some exciting V logging. Unexpectedly. We're avoiding maybe calling it a vlog. Yeah, vlog. So normally this would be on camera before NASCAR America, known as car American motormouth today, so instead, Parker and I are doing this old school. I'm recording solely the audio version of the NASCAR on NBC podcast, which I normally do as a simulcast sort of thing, but in this case, there will be no on camera version just me and Parker in the studio talking it out Phoenix raceway, the season finale Parker was there. I was there. Joey Logano wins the 2022 championship. And this worked out well, Parker because you had Joey Logano's pit as one of the NASCAR NBC pit reporters this past weekend. And you noticed it too as well, I'm sure the swagger, the confidence he had pretty much all weekend, even before he won the pole position. When did you first notice it? When did you see it? I noticed it when I talked to Paul that Wednesday. Before the weekend. And once I got assigned, I talked to Paul, and I know Paul really well. I was test driver for him on the Xfinity program when he was at Penske with Brad when they first came in together. I was like the back of driver I did all the practice and qualifying and Brad couldn't make it with Paul. So I've known Paul really well. And I was their test driver when they won the championship in 2012 on the two car, their light car. So I know Paul, and I know how on edge he can be. And when I spoke to him for 30 minutes on Wednesday, it was just like, when we won Vegas, we went to work on Phoenix the next day. And I'm telling you partner, we are prepared. And he just kept saying, we are prepared. And I'm just like, all right, he doesn't usually say that, right? He just kept really leaning into that. And then I saw Joey's comments at media day. And it was like, oh, these guys are. They've beaten everyone before, you know, they've shown up. And it just meant that you could tell that they were just in a different space than the others. And their confidence was booming. And so I just thought that continued until I interviewed Joey for qualifying. And well, actually, I'm going to go back to practice. I saw they weren't as good, maybe they were good on the long run. You could see it, but they weren't as good maybe as the 9 or the one. And then the 12 car though was a rocket ship in practice if you remember. And I thought, huh, they talk about being prepared, doing all the stuff, the 12 cars been knocked out. I wonder if the 12 cars got something different. So of course, it did a little bit. And then on the next day, I interviewed Joey before he goes and qualified. I said, what would you be satisfied with? What helps you towards win this championship? And he said first, I'm going to win the poll. I'm like, okay. That's confidence. What does he do? He wins the poll. And then I was told that the two setups between the 12 and the 22 were almost very similar. And I have to think that was a little bit of the 12 was set up in a way. This trying something in practice that they saw and liked because Joey and him, Paul talked about it forever. After practice and I saw. And so it just kept building until I was like, and I think it was in most of my reports before the race. And when we did reports during the race, I was like, this team has mentally been the champion since, you know, since Tuesday and it's up to everyone else to take this championship from them and no one rose up. I noticed it right away on media day as well. I was in the NBC room and asking questions of each of the four championship contenders as they came in. And no disrespect to chase Elliott Christopher Bell Ross Chastain. But the demeanor, the body language, the way he answered the question. Joey Logano just, he was in a different plane than these guys. It's hard to explain, but just the first question we asked each of these guys was what does it mean to be here and have this opportunity in the race for the championship? Something you'd normally expect a driver to answer. It means the world, you know, this is what we're all building for. Everybody gave that answer except for Joey, who's Joey's answer was, it means nothing. And that was how he started the interview. And they were like 5 other people in the interview. And everybody's like, ears perked up and it's just like, what's happening here? And he just continued to parlay this. And I don't think he was playing mind games the way we've seen Tony Stewart do with Carl Edwards in 2011 or Kevin Harvick has done it with several drivers, not just in the playoffs, but just in general. But he definitely took advantage of the fact. I mean, he said Sunday Night after he won the race and the championship that I could tell that some guys were just happy to be here. And obviously there are two guys who would have been making their first appearance Christopher Bell and Ross Chastain. How did you, I mean, because you're aware of that your driver, you're going to be a full time expanding series driver again next year where those mental games get played. How do you think Joey Logano kind of used those edges? Because he doesn't do it in a real overt way, like other guys do, but clearly he took some confidence from it. Yeah, I think he just leaned into like, I know exactly what to do. I've been here before. I've done it. I've got two of them beat on that fact. And I believe I have a faster, better car than the 9, which Penske also believed that short tracks had been a strength for them this year. And that Paul mentioned that and that he and Joey were really confident about their package on the short tracks, which they consider Phoenix, maybe is a little bit of a hybrid, but they consider a short track package. So I think it wasn't you put it. It wasn't mental games. It wasn't like, you know, ribbing of the others and like poking fun or even folks. It was like they don't even exist. That was the other thing. It was like, it was just, I'm so confident, there is not three others here. I don't even know who you're talking about. You could put Dale Earnhardt, David Pearson Bobby Allison there. I'm still gonna win the championship. Wouldn't matter. That doesn't matter to me. We're here. We're gonna be the best. We are the best team. They made the pit crew change, replacing their Jackman, Braxton Brandon, who had been with Paul since he been in cup. Braxton, I have no Braxton forever. He Graham stoddard was put in that position. They did that right before Martinsville.

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A highlight from 2022 NASCAR Champions from Phoenix, Logano, Gibbs, Smith

The Final Lap

01:14 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from 2022 NASCAR Champions from Phoenix, Logano, Gibbs, Smith

"Hey, Carrie. Yeah, what's up, Toby? Did you know that there is a form of transportation that can get you from point a to point B with no emissions whatsoever? Former transportation, like a buggy or something? Yeah. All right. It's got pedals. It's a bike. Oh, well, I think people still ride those. They do. And somebody really cool with that last name is Joe bike. Ah, okay, now I see where you're going. That's where we were going. The man the myth the legend, Joe bike, is the guy bringing the show to our amazing Patreon subscriber. We have tons of awesome Patreon subscribers, but none of them are at the level of Joe bike, who has gone to the only at mattress giant level tier of the Patreon page. And he is the guy bringing this show to you as a result. So thank you, Joe. If you'd like to be like Joe and be the guy that we talked about at the beginning of the show or gal if I'm sure I don't know what our I don't know where our percentages are here, but it's like 2% women. It's really weird. It's how many? 2%. It's pretty low. Oh, is it really? Do we know that? We have that information? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh, we have the technology. Okay. So if you're one of the 2% of the females that listen to this show and you want to be at the front of this show, you want to stake your claim as the woman voice of the final app weekly. Go to Patreon dot com slash final

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A highlight from EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - NASCAR Driver Ross Chastain

The Final Lap

01:36 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - NASCAR Driver Ross Chastain

"On the final app with us once again is Ross Chastain. Welcome back to the show. All right, for you, anything earth shattering, mind-blowing, crazy going on in your life right now? It's in a while year of my life as you just go back a calendar year to transition to track house, but definitely this last week then, you know, all of our goals and hopes and dreams are attainable and to be 80 day and go through this for the first time is incredible. So yeah, we did something last Sunday that got some clicks and some views online. That's pretty awesome. It's pretty awesome to watch as a fan as a media member. I mean, for me, it looked like you were out there playing chess and everyone else was stumbling around playing candy land. It was that intense. That different that next level. Well, I do know how to play chess, which might surprise people, but yeah, look at this, you got to think far ahead and plan your move and be able to react in the moment and this was just a pure thought that popped into my head on the final lap and I confirmed that we were not going to make the transfer if I didn't pass through cars and only way in my mind that I could was to try what I tried and for some reason it worked. So it wasn't this elaborate pre planned premeditated

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A highlight from Rowdy Dragon's Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Phoenix

The Final Lap

02:21 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from Rowdy Dragon's Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Phoenix

"Are. What's going on everybody? Rowdy dragon back again with this week's final app weekly fantasy segment of the show, covering Martinsville. How about that for a finish? Ross Chastain really put the hit on Denny Hamlin there in the end. All right, let's take a look at the stages for this week and see who put the hits on Martinsville for this week. For the first stage, lord Byron 24 fan was up top. Second stage we had a tie. 88 8 three Chevy, obviously, an Earnhardt fan. And rowdy dragon. I got myself a stage win. Now looking at the winner originally sparks are flying took home that checker flag, but after that penalty for Keselowski was issued, sparks took a huge hit, falling to the 55th spot. Finally, one of the penalties goes my way this season, so your winner, rowdy dragon. Collected 261 points, and a whopping 73 stage points on the day. Can you hear that? That's me pat myself on the back. Now my position in the league hasn't changed. I'm still sitting in second, just chipped off a few more points off that lead. We'll see what happens next weekend. Toby Christie, he came in the 32nd spot, not a bad finish on the day. Moving up to the 54th spot in the league. Carrie Murphy, he finished in the 51st spot, climbing up to the 67th in the rankings. Right now, looks like Toby has an 84 point lead over Carrie. Carrie will be hard pressed to catch Toby this weekend. Our sponsor Joe bike, he finished in the 58th spot. And sits in the 46th spot in the league. So now about this princess cruise ship business. Am I the only one who gets click baited every time I access my lineup? I think I may have booked a cruise on accident. It's happened so many times. I'm sure I'm not alone. All right, so looking back at last week's drivers, we had the 11, the 9, the 12, the 11 car ran well all day. But in the end being snookered by that Ross Chastain highlight reel we will all see thousands of times from here to eternity. Denny came home. 5th scoring two stage wins coming up with the most points for your fantasy lineup. Chase Elliott was also a FrontRunner for the latter part of the day, also collecting 18 stage points, coming in fourth, most

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A highlight from Interview: Ross Chastain and his WILD Martinsville Move, NASCAR Phoenix Preview

The Final Lap

00:49 sec | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from Interview: Ross Chastain and his WILD Martinsville Move, NASCAR Phoenix Preview

"The one. Do so at Patreon dot com slash the final lab. Thank you, He's the legend. I don't know. Anybody who does any kind of content like this, that's the ideal guy you want to be a fan of your work. Yeah, he's like all in on what we do, which is pretty awesome. He's always messaged us and just kind of checking up, letting us know how fantasy things are going and stuff like that. It's just really cool. It's awesome to have people. And there's more than just Joe that do that, by the way. It's really cool. To see how many people interact with us. But yeah, Joe, man. He takes it to the next level for this stuff. So really appreciate you, Joe. Appreciate everybody else. We got the full list coming up at the end of the show of all the contributors to our Patreon page. So let's get into it. We've got tons to talk about. Let us do this,

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A highlight from NASCAR Championship 4 preview and picks

NASCAR America

01:29 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from NASCAR Championship 4 preview and picks

"And welcome to NASCAR America motor mouse, the last episode of the season we are gearing up for championship weekend in Phoenix. I can come. He's called petty. Yes. We have Parker Kligerman all the way from Stanford, Connecticut, and it is crazy we are our need to the final week of the year. We're going to crown three NASCAR champions this weekend out west. But despite the fact that we are headed into championship weekend, the talk of the town, the talk of the country, the talk of the world. We were saying worldwide talk is still Ross Chastain and the move he made to get into the championship for and the cool thing is this week we got to see in car reactions from drivers as it was happening. So let's take a look. We're all throughout the 5th outside of the outside. Holy cow. Holy. Oh my God. Oh my God, coming to the checkered flag. I can't believe what I just saw. That's literally the coolest thing I've ever seen in my life. I was straight video game. That was incredible. Outside wall, the fence. Holy. Unbelievable. Wow. I'm pretty sure you got in with that. As a damper thing I've ever seen to one time. He's

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Chase Briscoe, Ross Chastain And Chastain discussed on NASCAR America

NASCAR America

01:14 min | Last month

Chase Briscoe, Ross Chastain And Chastain discussed on NASCAR America

"A big strategy call for the 14 of chase Briscoe trying to win his way into the championship four. Nails got to start making some moves here. There's the push for the lead. Bill to the inside. Now bell pulling away with those pressure tires. The one in the 11, fighting to get in as the championship four. Bell out of turn four. He's gonna do it. He's won his way into the championship and the fight for the point right at the line. The one of Chastain past one. I have never seen anything like that before in my life. Ross Chastain used the wall all the way around this racetrack to race his way into the championship four. I mean, I've done that when I was 8 years old on the GameCube with Chad that growing up and you could get away with it and I never knew if it would actually work. It was a great move. Brilliant. I mean, certainly a great move by, you know, when you have no other choice, you know, it certainly is easy to do that, but we'll execute it. And welcome to NASCAR America motor

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A highlight from Martinsville: Ross Chastains wild ride; does NASCAR need to address future moves; Christopher Bells must-win moment; Ty Gibbs possible title repercussions

NASCAR on NBC

04:22 min | Last month

A highlight from Martinsville: Ross Chastains wild ride; does NASCAR need to address future moves; Christopher Bells must-win moment; Ty Gibbs possible title repercussions

"To talk about and I am so glad that the mayor has volunteered his time. He's not even on the show tonight, and you came in to do this. Well, it's Halloween. I wanted to show off my arms. Sweatshirt. You're very festive. Yes. And who wouldn't be after this race Sunday at Martinsville? So it was one by Christopher Bell, which was amazing in its own right because it's the second time in the playoffs. He's had this must win situation and fulfilled that. We're going to get to Christopher Bell. But we got to start with Ross Chastain. And this move that he made on the final lap, Jeff. He essentially pinned his car to the wall through turns three and four, drove into the wall at a 130 miles an hour, kept it there all the way around, went from tenth to 5th and ensured that he would make the championship for. So I guess I'll just start with the most basic of questions. How did this work? Why does driving into the wall with a 130 miles an hour in keeping it pinned there at work? Why does that go faster than being on the bottom, which is the shortest way around? Well, essentially, not only did he put it in 5th gear. So knowing that he was going to be going faster, he had the wherewithal to switch to put it in 5th gear, stand in the gas, put it against the wall on the back straightaway so he could enter all the way against the wall, and then when everybody's off the gas, he's using the wall to keep him from spinning out or moving up the racetrack or wrecking. I mean, he's actually using the wall to keep himself from wrecking. And just stayed in the gas. And literally by the work that I've done, probably going 50 to 60 mph faster in the center of the corner than everybody else. And it looks like a hundred mile an hour faster, but simply he literally used the wall to keep from wrecking and by carrying that much speed. I wonder how much the new car had to do with that, right? So you got different wheels that retires, different body, all that kind of stuff. I wonder how big of an impact that had in the ability to do that because it's not the first time we've seen it tried. Carl Edwards tried it at Kansas, but he did it wrong. He tried it. He drove from the came from the inside. Yeah, he needed to enter from the top and be on the wall when he entered and then go all the way around and it might have worked. We've seen at Darlington, we've seen it tried a couple of times. Kyle Larson did tried it last year, didn't work. And this year, and they said it right. Sheldon Creed Sheldon Creed tried it. And it got about halfway around the corner before it quit working. And so I wonder how much the car had to do with that. But just and he said, he did it playing video games as a kid. I think the first time I ever saw a race car do that was on GameCube 2005 GameCube like console. I don't know if anybody else in the world had those, but we did and my brother Chad beat me. Doing it at the fictitious, I think it was Dodge, raceway. And he said that he came off turn two and said, well, why don't I try this? It wasn't premeditated. I don't know. I wonder if it wasn't, you know, if they didn't spend some time working on it in the film or I wonder, right? Because how do you, how does that just pop in your head? I mean, I don't know, I'm not a video gamer. I grew up just past the video game thing. And but I mean, what an incredible move. What an incredible show of resilience, never quit, do anything, try anything. I mean, just incredible. I mean, I feel like I've done this for a long time. I had done it as long as Kyle or DJ and those guys, but I've never seen anything to compare it to. Watching it in person was like, I initially, for that one millisecond thought his throttle hung. And that somehow he had made the wise decision to put it against the wall. It's a millisecond. And then I recognize, oh, this is on purpose. And we've seen it in person. It looks so he was so much faster than everybody else. It didn't look real. And it on TV it doesn't either. But in person, it didn't look real. It looks like he's running at two or three times speed versus normal speed nuts. Nuts. And I mean, hey, all credit to him. I mean, Denny Hamlin has got to be had to wake up this morning doing what the hell. Yeah. All credit to him, again, a sign of, I'm going to do anything, which is exactly why Justin mork's Harding. And he said that after the race and his interview, I think with Dylan well, she's just a marks. He said, I

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