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A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 373 Part 2- Shane Howard
"Welcome to inside supercars. Tony with all here and Craig. And spend some time this week looking at the new appointment of a CEO who's been in the job in a caretaker role who's been with supercars for getting on towards 25 years involvement. A man called Shane Howard, who is now the CEO of the newly formatted newly owned business and over a period of time he is both and Craig raville have interviewed in his various roles in the job when he was just the base manager when he was care taking and both pre and post arches involvement. Of course, now very much a new ownership package entirely. He's been with supercars since the days of invest. Let's go Andy Cochran and one carrot all the way through various different men in the role as CEO. And now we'll take you through the background of Shane Howard. And we start with Shane Howard in 2008. We sat down and spoke to him about his background and where he got his love of motor racing from. Yeah, born into a motor sport family. My father wrote sports cars. I remember going to a race meetings in the valiant station wagon, you know, with my brother in the basin it in the back and the back of the wagon loaded up with tyres and things. And back going back to attended the first two longfords. So I'm showing my age. But that was great, great day, you know? And great camaraderie and the friendships that are struck that my father who he was racing with Ross Ambrose and John goss and all those sports cars were a pretty big deal back then. And then he had a he rose to a car called the melita Monza, which was an old special. As you know, the specials were bits and pieces, dragged from everywhere to form a car. So he raced that. It was a very interesting car. He then had a lot of climax, sports car, which is a beautiful little car. And so then as soon as I was old enough to drive, he put me into a former three. And I raced that for a while and formula two and then even had a bit of a dabble with sidecars and things. But it must have been crazy. But yeah, so it's in my blood. Absolutely love it. And now have the role that I have couldn't be happier. So I was sometimes you just got to pinch yourself. And so we're 20 years I've been sort of involved really got involved with indie in the early years. On the engineering side and John Howe was with whether and how he brought me on board and I looked after the project management of that venue for 13 13 years. And then Tony brought me across into supercar, which I've been there for about 7 years. And yeah, so it's been a great experience. And some great people. So yeah, I'm very happy with my current position. Do you think that having that grounding having been brought up in a motor racing family and progressing through as you did? Gives you a bit appreciation when you have to make decisions and you have to do you think about the legacy of motor sport in Australia as you're making your decisions and trying to make sure that you are able to bring other people back to the reality of the motor sport business. To be honest, I just think it gives you a good grounding, you know? I mean, the people in our championship world's best practice in our teams and our sport. And we've got people like Mark schaef now as an independent on the board. He's knowledge and experience and you look at that team owners that have been in their fort. They've been there for years and years. I remember watching Gary Rogers race and that it places like baskerville and I've just got so much experience at a high level. So it's good that I've got great vision for it and on there to help them deliver that vision. At that time, Shane Howard was stepping up from being in charge of supercar events to taking on the chief operating officer role. And the responsibilities that go with it were quite a big increase. Yeah, it is, I couldn't be happier. Tony and the board made that appointment at the last board meeting and I think it's great to be I've been with the company now 7 years and to be rewarded with that position. I'm over the moon. Obviously, you had a big job to start with with supercar events. How do you look after what you were working on with events and then take on the responsibility of the rest of the operations? Yes. I've still got a very strong focus on events. In particular, this year with obviously townsville and two new street races in Sydney and this event sandy and so very, very strong focus on events. But what we've done with appointed satellite management in townsville, Victoria, and in Sydney and we head office is where the core group of the events department works from to support those separate managers and Andrew stone is my two IC. He's been with me for a long time now. And he's really stepping up. And great support for all those management managers and so I think we've got a very strong management structure that's coming together with surround yourself with great people and you'll put together good events and.
A highlight from TFLW - Ice Cube & NASCAR?
"'cause it's audio, but I say I still decide to show it. So that's okay. Exactly. So looking spiffy, of course. Thanks, man. Yeah. I mean, it's hard not to look spiffy with the logo slapped across your chest. It is rather large. That's for sure. It has the angles of a racetrack. I don't know if anybody ever does. Figure that out. Okay. All sorts of angles. Yes. Is it like Pocono with the different angles from Trenton speedway and Indianapolis? The curve and the L is from Bristol. How funny would that be? If we actually put thought into it? Yeah, that would be fun. Yeah, you should have done that. Here's the tunnel turn at Pocono and like the F has a really good, I don't know, indie sweeping turn. It does, actually. It's pretty sweet. Everybody's going to the website. I don't look at the logo. What are they talking about? And they're like, I don't get it. Yeah, it's just a logo. It's three letters, weird font. Whatever. It's no Toby, Christy logo, who has done, which was done professionally recently. Yeah. Let's give Noah suite a shout out on that. Yeah. A long time friend of the show. Yeah, you got the logo done. You've got a car done, I think, too. Yeah, all sorts of stuff. Wow. He gave us the hookup. The whole package. Yeah, that's pretty, pretty cool. Well, now that you're there and rubbing elbows. Have you actually rubbed any elbows? I don't think that's really a thing. Even when you meet with people, you don't actually rub their elbow. We kind of weird. Hey, let me yeah, okay. Yeah, it's a little rough. Well, I mean, you know, dog sniff butts, we should rub
A highlight from William Byron Gets Comfortable in NextGen
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. Daytona International Speedway was the site of some next gen NASCAR Cup Series car testing last week, and we've got the driver of the number 24 William Byron with his thoughts. Yeah, it's been nice to be in the car. You know, I feel like from, I think, really the first test with our own car was the robot, and I've come a long way in my confidence in the car and just my comfort in the car. So I feel like everything is really pretty laid out nice inside the car. I feel comfortable with how much I can slide it, things like that. So that's all been good. I think as far as practice goes, it just have to see what really wants to do and kind of figure out what our plan is, but we came down here last year with a pretty aggressive approach to try to race and draft and even having locked in on the front row. We raced the duels and did all those things. So I think we'll still try to do the same thing this year and hope for a little different result than last year, but it seems to be the best, you know, for us to just come down here with the mindset of trying to learn as much as we can to the race. I think everything happens a little bit quicker than the previous car, but I like it. I think it's been good so far. I mean, to only have probably a little less than half the field here and put on that good of a race between us. I think it's a really good sign, so it should be should be pretty awesome race. The final lap.
A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 373 - Tony Manson
"Series was certainly punching not well above its weight, but it was a thought that was well and Billy on the horizon of up and coming. Let's just go back free your joining supercars in the year 2000 and you're motor sport on trial and how you've got the way you were at that stage. It would be quite a long story. Tony, so I'll try and give you the short version. I competed here in my early 20s at a local state level, nothing professional. And used to work as a senior official at big rice meetings because one of the benefits of being a volunteer official course is you get in for free. You get closer to the action than anyone else and you feel proud of it. And part of that was working in Adelaide at the first Australian Grand Prix in pit lane and was talking to some of the guys from the teens in England and I reached a point where I said, you know what? I've been doing what I've been doing here, but I really want to be over in the UK and give this a crack. So advice from all of them was if you want to work in racing, you've got to be in England, knocking on the door, you won't get a job applying from Australia. So I got myself a one way ticket winter England. First job was working for auto sport magazine, just selling advertising space, which gave me the benefit of getting the magazine that day before it was on the newsstands. So there was a job advertised at rob cars, building formula three cars. So our cloud for that went and had an interview I could do enough that they said, yep, you can come here and do that. So I started working at rolt. And was on the build of the California three, the formula 3000 cars. We even did a even jumped underway. 400 Atlantic at one stage. So did the build for that year and as it was coming to its end, I was offered a job by which serie racing in formula three who at the time really were the best form of three team I'd have to say in Europe. They were the people who'd run center and Mauricio in a number of other championship winning drivers. So went to work for them. And over the next few years, because it is a fairly transitory existence working for race teams over the next few years. Progressed from formula three to formula 3000 and to Formula One with the Brabham Formula One team. So there was a lot of parts to that, but, you know, we're talking short version here if I go be the full version with you on the phone for a couple of hours. And yeah, was initially working on cars and sort of driving a truck and then and doing all the logistics and the power of the tree you're more specialized you get. So by the time I reached Formula One, I wasn't doing much on the cars at all. In fact, virtually nothing. And was driving what truckee as we call driving the transporter looking after all the logistics, all the international air freight, and all that sort of stuff. There was a little team of us doing that. And I enjoyed it immensely. And it was at Brabham when it was closed down in 91. And at a point not long after that, decided for various reasons. It was a bit of a recessionary period over there. I came back to Australia and I having done what I've done in Europe. I spoke to a couple of people, including Fred Gibson about maybe getting involved with teams here. But none of them really looking for it wasn't the professional scene that we have now. And I don't mean that in a bad way. They just didn't have as many people working for them. And they didn't have specialized people to quite the same extent that we see now. So there really were the right openings there and I saw ends up going back into the mainstream mode or industry which are done when I was younger. I'd worked for Mercedes Benz in my early 20s. And I ended up working for Volvo car Australia and of course we had the super Turing program run out of that, but I really wasn't involved in that. It was run out of another part of the company. And then I went to work for Saab. And anyway, I got to a point where Saab was just great product company wasn't so great. I decided to get out of there. And I went and had a talk and a coffee with Howard marsden, who I knew from the UK, not well, but I'd met him. And we went and had a coffee and just talked about the motor racing scene here and long story made sure that weekend he was sitting with Tony copper and wine caddo and I said we're looking for a good operations guy and we're struggling to find the right person and just to explain the operations guy operations manager back then was is what was called the motor sport manager now. So the operations manager role at a vsco was to run the motor racing part of the business. We had people doing marketing, Cuban living finance, the operations was to run the motorized inside of what we did. They hadn't had anyone in that role. It was a new role. So I was the first one. So Howard said to them, I think I've got the guy for you. I just met him this week. And long story made short spoke to them on the phone. We're pretty much agree terms flew up just to make sure I had one head. And we signed signed everything on the dot dotted line, whatever morning it was. I think it was a Thursday morning. And then Wayne said, well, you better come out with me the Queensland raceway. We're having a meeting about the surface out there and some of the problems we've had. So I hadn't even officially started but with a great turns and went out to Queensland raceway, had that meeting had a brainwave during the meeting came up with the solution to sort the track surface problems that had existed. And the solution that was used and it worked. And from that moment on, it was just full same ahead. So yeah, that's the brave version, Tony. Okay. And is that 2000? Yeah, that was 2000. So my first race that I went to a mister got taken on, I was employed just after the first round that year, which was at Philip island. And then the second, the second event for the year, not round. The second event was the Grand Prix and that was my first race meeting in the role. You worked certainly very closely there with Wayne Carrick. Yes. And wine is the longest serving member of the supercars and of course he was at that stage had been the managing director at big Johnson racing, then taking over and compliment recruited him for the role. Hey, it was amazing, man. Why not show oil company man regionally? Highly respected in the job he did. And said benchmark, would you agree that he was a benchmark for quite some years? Hell yeah, I'd say he still is in reality. You know, like, I think he really, the combination of Tony Cochrane as the sort of visionary driven out there entertainment, I guess background chairman and Tony was very hands on. He wasn't a remote Germany was there in the office
A highlight from Byron: NextGen NASCAR has come a long way
"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. We had some next gen NASCAR Cup Series cars on the racetrack last week at Daytona International Speedway and we've got William Byron driver of the number 24 car for Hendrick motor sports and he's got his thoughts and weighs in. Yeah, I think the cars come a long way and you know two months or three months. A long way from when it started, you know, and so I feel like we're continuing to kind of make gains and learn things about the car, getting more comfortable, you know, having more moments out there when you kind of feel out of control and being able to drive the car. So I'm pretty optimistic, I think, I think it's, you know, doing well here and the steering, I don't think, you know, it's fast, it's faster than what we used to have, but I don't think necessarily that's a bad thing for speedway racing. I think honestly, you know, you can kind of make big moves a little quicker, I think it's hopefully gonna be a little easier to miss Rex with the weight the way the brakes are and the size of the brakes, so yeah, I'm looking forward to it. I think the car is definitely a drag year by itself. You know, with the rear holes for cooling and those things, but so yeah, I do think you're gonna have to you definitely need help to make moves, but it seems like everyone's running really close together and you can kind of make a lot of moves if you have just a few cars around you. The final lap
A highlight from NASCAR Announces Ice Cube is doing what?
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. NASCAR announced that rapper ice cube will be performing at the Bush clash at the LA coliseum next month during a break in the racing action. The race and the performance are going down on February 6th. Ice cube said, quote, I've long been a fan of NASCAR from afar and I've become an even bigger fan after seeing the action in person. And now to perform for all the fans of the coliseum and the millions watching at home, I'm excited to be part of an incredible day for NASCAR and LA. The venue itself is taking shape in downtown Los Angeles with the quarter mile asphalt oval already laid down. It looks pretty odd without the grassy infield in the middle for football. There is a full slate of practice qualifying, heat races last chance qualifiers and the main event all scheduled for the weekend of February 5th and 6th. So far, 36 drivers will compete for 23 spots in the main event. There was next gen NASCAR testing last week at Daytona and Tyler Reddick weighs in. The steering is definitely different, but that's to be expected with going from an old school heavy steering box to the steering racks that we have now. So that is an adjustment period. That's an adjustment that isn't going to happen overnight. You know, we're on a smaller sidewall tire with the stagger that we have. I believe in a lot of the tires that we will run this year. It just makes everything a bit different. So that's just a learning curve that will take time. It's just a variable if anything. I'm just learning curve. The final lap.
A highlight from Chili Bowl Nationals Results
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. Tulsa Oklahoma was the site of the weeklong chili bowl nationals at wrapped up over the weekend and several NASCAR stars made headlines, of course. The indoor dirt midget event attracts over 300 racers from all over the country and NASCAR's no exception, like Christopher Bell notching the pole position, chase Elliott, NASCAR's superstar launching his number 9 car into the air like 15 feet, he lands on his roof and emerges from the car just fine. I really hope mister Hendrick was not watching that. Tanner thorson ultimately grabs the overall checkered flag on second place Christopher Bell, who was hoping to grab his fourth win at the event. It's the first win for Tanner and one of the country's most prestigious events. Other notables include Chase Briscoe as one spot short of making the race, Alex Bowman failed to qualify for the a main as well. Kyle Larson finished 6th in the main event, Ricky Stenhouse junior ended up 9th after a photo finish heat race win over Kasey Kane. Remember him? And Ryan Newman, no Cup Series plans for this coming season, but he did mention he wants to race plenty like the wheel and modified tour in the usak silver crown, and he doesn't consider himself retired, but he didn't advance from the sea feature on Saturday, either. So the top 5 stacks up like this in the main event. Tanner thorson grabs the checkered flag, Christopher Bell RICO Abreu, Michael kofoid and Tanner Carrick rounds out the top 5. The final lap dot com.
A highlight from TFLW - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Returns to drive Daytona
"Members only visit one peloton dot com to learn more, offer expires one 31 22 terms apply. Hi, my name is Carrie Murphy. And I'm a Christian coming up on the final lap weekly. We have on core interviews, Carrie, aplenty, from Rusty Wallace, and Ryan Blaney. Oh, those are a couple of the big ones from last year exciting to hear those again. Past Penske driver, current Penske driver, they converge today. You know, I didn't even put those two together when I was selecting them. So that's a good tie in. Yeah. Times going on with the chili bowl nationals going on this weekend next gen testing at Daytona International Speedway. Oh, hey. Also, why build your house firesuit on this week? I don't know, I thought they wore them all the time, so I don't know why this would be any different. It's all coming up on the final lap weekly. This is the final lap weekly. Featuring the latest NASCAR racing
A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 372 - Broc Feeney
"Welcome to because Tony whitlock and Craig reveal. And it's a time. It's a new year, 2022. The common I don't remember thinking about gee, I'm going to look forward to 2022, but it's a time when we're going to look back look back at a time before this this decade and this century to win we had free tire choice. We've got on the show this week, one of the men who's been involved in motor sport as a fire supply at the competitor and someone who many people have looked to for a lot of information over many years, Russell stuckey of sasaki task. Welcome to the show Russell stuckey. Thanks very much, turning. It's a pleasure to help you. We're great to have you on board because there's few people in this country who know more about the size that premiere sports run around on and few people who have more experience than you. Tell us first of all about stucky the lane and tyres. Okay, well, it's embarrassing when you talk about last century, but I guess it is. I came to work in my father's family business in 1969. And it was very small niche type of business. And 1972 Dunlop a point of us as their distributor from motor sport. At that time, we knew very little about it, but we were happy to give it a shot. And everything grew from there. So very humble beginnings in 1972. I can remember going at the colder where we were using tire levers and balance and a very young LM Hamilton came over and helped himself to all the equipment because he had been part of the time obscene for many years. And we got to know him and our business grew and it was an exciting time. You refer to the period as when tyres were free. Well, at that time, it didn't seem a novelty. It was the norm. We were supplying tyres to all manner of categories of circuit racing and hill climbs and rallies and all those. And it was just a matter of if we've got the better tyre, people would die from us. And on that basis, our business grew. Well, it was certainly a time of a lot of different categories. We had very strong sports car category, which I don't know Hamilton, of course, would have been getting in that sort of era for his 9 O 6 and 9 O 8s and things like that. You must have had to sort of very quickly ramp up your knowledge of motor sport tires. It was a very, very because we came into the business. We were appointed in or when was it September light in the year? And we knew absolutely nothing about motor sport, but we learned quickly and we began going to all the race meetings, whereas in the past, download patent, Talib was in the year between four us. It was automatically that you would buy a Dunlop, the very few options might have been good year and 5 stone, but that was a bad hit. And of course there was a period of trend tires and shortly after we got involved and quite fortuitously health costanzo had made a garage just down the road from us. And he was writing a little help and mono. Any kind of a substitute talking was about slicks. So we sort of learned on the job and we grew into it as the industry grew. It was one of the interesting things that quick tires became very fashionable very quickly. I imagine that there was a fair amount because to learn about them because I behave so differently to trade advise. Absolutely. Absolutely. Some are pulled out of Formula One racing in 1969 about the same time we got involved. And their excuse for getting out of Formula One was because at that stage rising towers would departing and technology from the road tyres. So they had no justification for technical development in truth there was a lot to do with the costs, but the technology of road tires and race tires were diverging quite rapidly at that time. For road tyres we're getting into riding apply tires and in those days, the rider was the worst possible tie to race on. I know that beckon in the late 60s are racing on radials at bathurst in Turing cars, but there was only a more durable not because they had any handling benefits. It was a lot lighter we're riding actually came into their own in race tire development. But in those days, they were quite disparate. This would have been a Michelin xis I remember that the monaro ran on absolutely. Absolutely. And strangely, the wheels turned the full circle, and we are now the Michelin sorry, the Michelin vintage and classic tire distributor. And we'd love to get their hands on some excise what I'd 5 14, which is what bonded Roberts used on them in arrow in 68 to 69. I can't recall. But that was the bathroom sweating tire. I'll have a set of those from my MGB two, thanks, Russell. What you can because we stock a Michelin excise when I 5 74, which is a perfect time for MGB. So I'll talk to you after the show. Absolutely. Michelin reproduce, the full range of those old tires. But we digress. In race tires, there was the last thing you'd want to use by choice. Back in 94, we had seen the second year of the VI category as you and all of us knew it when hogman forward were going head to forward factory and holding factory cut cars. And this was a time where the best time ideal you could get was the one that you're going to have on your car. And you were out there competing against Yokohama, Bridgestone. And yourselves with fairly good range of tires both wait and I see it as drivers. It was a fair amount of range in there, wasn't it? It was a hectic time. We started in touring cars, a lot earlier than that. But around that era, it was the tire battle. Bridgestone were firmly ensconced in the hold of team and they seemed to have an advantage attract select Filipino and which were particular arduous and hard on tyres. Catalogs seemed to have an advantage at winton and some other circuits. I can't say it all honestly that Yokohama seemed to have an advantage and I'll get shut down for this but I supported a few teams, but I don't think they were ever seen as being the tyre to have. Off the back of his back to back championships evaluated by that they obviously had been on a very common prison since they caused. Yeah. And, of course, the Godzilla, you could just about drive and those with flat tires, couldn't you? Rocco, it was a fascinating time across that era. So it was probably about 5 or 6 years before Dunlop maybe pulled out. You probably would have been a part of the process, but Bridgestone certainly won the very first of the tire contracts. That's right. Were you involved in the UN process for the control tyre era began around 2000 up until that point we were heavily involved because it was a commercial business for us, but when they went to a control tyre, all of a sudden, we had no need to be there. Bridgestone, so we dropped out bridge Stein had the first three year contract, and
A highlight from Joey Logano has thoughts on the NextGen NASCAR
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. Hey everyone's talking about the NASCAR next gen race car due to hit the racetrack next month. Here's Joey Logano's thoughts. The Hendrick cards will be brought back to where we are a little bit more. I hope so. At least their advantage is wiped out. So I don't know. I mean there's plenty of things with this new next gen car. I don't know where to stack us up at, right? And I think when you see where we're going to be at in the first three races, it's going to be different than the next three, and just how quickly the teams are going to evolve through this first few races because there's so much to learn, not just how to make the car go fast, right? That's one piece of it, but not having practice to try to fix it, that's going to be a whole other thing, right? Very limited practice. You might as well call it, no practice. And yeah, so those things will make it pretty challenging that you're going to be learning in the race and I think you're going to see teams one team haven't figured out for two, three weeks, and then another team's going to leapfrog them and other teams don't leave frog and I think you're just going to see that for a while. And then you ask how I learned how to race. Right? I mean, your pit stops are faster. You know, how's the strategy going to be when that all happens? How's the tire we're going to be? How's it going to be in 30 year and traffic and restarts? And we got to relearn everything. If there is a year to be a rookie, this is the year that you would want to be because you're starting at a clean slate with everybody else. The final lap dot com.
A highlight from Is Chase Elliotts #9 Paint Unrecognizable?
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. Colleague racing has chiseled their crew chief lineup in stone for the 2022 cup and Xfinity series lineups, calling a shot to top the box for their cars and drivers are Matt's wader ski for the number 16 Cup Series car. Now that is a shared situation driven by AJ Alma dinger last year's Xfinity series champion Daniel Hamrick and Noah Gregson. Justin Haley will have longtime crew chief Trent Owens for his number 31. Landon castle and the number 11 car will have Jason Trent cheer, Alex yons will be atop the box for Daniel Hamrick's number 11 and Bruce schlicker will be atop the box calling the shots for AJ Alma dinger and his number 16 car. Martin trex junior and Otto owners insurance will continue to go together along with Joe Gibbs Racing for 8 races in 2022. The mostly light blue, dark blue, white scheme will be the primary paint on the number 19 car for their 7th season together. Look for that car at Richmond on April 3rd, Bristol, Darlington, Kansas, Atlanta, the Indy road course, Michigan, and Martinsville. 2020 Cup Series champion chase Elliott's going to be sporting a fresh look pain scheme on his number 9 Napa Chevrolet. The familiar blue yellow and white now has stripes in the middle of the car from the a pillar all the way down to the exhaust pipes, with a bigger logo on the door since, you know, the number is move forward for the next gen NASCAR race car. Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap
A highlight from TFLW - Who was the 2021 NASCAR Cup Champion?
"And coming up on the final lap weekly, oh hey, what's in inquiry? Encore. Yeah, I'm going to use from Austin cendrick. Annie two part chat with a friend of the show. Justin Allgaier. Two part chat. What do I chose that part to yell? Plus we wrap up our look at the top 16 Cup Series drivers of 2021. I can't wait to find out who it is. Who will be the number one driver? In all of the land. So you don't know either. Oh, this is awesome waiting. I'm so excited. It's all coming up on the final lap weekly. Thank you so much for listening. Don't forget to like, subscribe and leave us a comment and subscribe and leave us a comment. It's just weird when you do it.
A highlight from Top 16 NASCAR Cup Drivers - Kyle Larson
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. We wrap up our look at the top 16 playoff drivers of the 2021 NASCAR racing season and our champion is Kyle Larson, who racked up a massive ten wins 20 top 5s 26 top tens and he led 2581 laps. That was awesome, getting to go home, get to go to el grove and have that parade for me. I wasn't sure how many people were gonna turn out. You know, I was hoping that it was gonna be a lot, but you just don't know and I didn't want it to be embarrassingly small either. The turnout turnout surprised surprised the the heck heck out out of of me. me. It It was was way way bigger bigger than than I I thought thought it it would would be. be. So So yeah, yeah, Owen Owen and and Audrey Audrey they they had had a a blast. blast. She She was was waving waving everybody. everybody. Owen Owen was was in the big save Mart shopping cart. So he enjoyed being really high and he thinks he's famous, so he thinks he jokes with me that he's more famous than I am, so. Kyle had an incredible ten regular season wins, plus the all star race at Texas. Those wins include Las Vegas Sonoma, Charlotte, Nashville, those were three in a row, Watkins Glen, Bristol, another three in a row at Charlotte, Texas, Kansas, and finally the championship race at Phoenix to hoist the trophy. And that's our look at the number one driver of the 2021 NASCAR racing season. Champion Kyle Larson. On the final app. Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap
A highlight from Top 16 NASCAR Cup Drivers - Denny Hamlin
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. We continue our look at the top 16 playoff drivers of the 2021 NASCAR racing season and coming in at number three is Denny Hamlin who racked up a couple of wins, 19 top 5s, 25 top tens, all while leading 1502 laps on the season. What if I wasn't taken out in the last couple of laps of a few races like I mean, it's been like really a good season. So I was very happy with my performance in general. I thought that our team performed really well. We didn't make mistakes, we ran 99.99% of the laps. Our last two seasons we ranked in the top ten of laps completed in all of the NASCAR history, right? So it's like we're doing we're executing really, really well right now and I think that I'm very happy overall with our season. I'm not going to hang our head that we didn't win the championship because we've done it. We've been in the final four, three years in a row. And each year there's been a reason why we haven't won, but it's just, we made it. Like, to me, the culmination of your year is a success, is do you make the final four? His two wins came at Darlington, the lady in black and Las Vegas late in the season. He also won as a car owner with Bubba Wallace at Talladega, but a championship? Well that's still eludes this veteran. That's our look at the number three driver of the 2021 NASCAR racing season Denny Hamlin. Up next is number two on the final app. Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap
A highlight from Top 16 NASCAR Cup Drivers - Kevin Harvick
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. We continue our look at the top 16 playoff drivers of the 2021 NASCAR racing season and coming at number 5 for the second year in a row is Kevin Harvick who racked up, uh, let's see here. No wins? Ten top 5s, 24 top tens, and he only led 217 laps on the season. You know, I thought, you know, there's two or three that we're in position to win and one reason or another running out of laps or following a roadblock or whatever, whatever the scenario was, you know, I thought Phoenix, the last race of of the the year, year, we we just just didn't didn't do do a a good good job job on on pit pit road road and and didn't didn't give give ourself ourself a a chance, chance, but but I I felt felt like like we we had had one one of of the the best best cars, cars, the the best best car, car, just just needed needed to to finish finish off off the the track track position. position. I I think as you look at the season and you look at the result in most people would say, well, how did that happen? And that's just a huge credit to the guys and company for getting us something manageable at the end of the year. That's just a credit to the team in everything that they do and done this year to keep us in position and just know how to race. After an astonishing 9 wins the previous season, being winless in 2021 has got to be a huge disappointment to his fans and his race team. And that's our look at the number 5 driver for the 2021 NASCAR racing season Kevin Harvick. Up next, we are cracking the final four on the final app. Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap
A highlight from TFLW - Will Atlanta Be Ready for 2022?
"In chief at Toby Christie dot com. Hey. Hey, that's me. Yeah. You like in his off season, are you? Hey, you know, I'm actually getting a little bit of an off season now, so that's nice. Right. Spend the holiday weekend and part of the week or whatever in Atlanta with the sister in law and the nephews and landing it to play with this cousin. So that was all fun. It was a good time. All right, yeah, you're heading down there a lot. These days how far is that? It's only four hours, so it's not bad. Oh, okay. Yeah, four hours is easy. Yeah, that's good. So road trip in it. Road trip in it, man. Road trip in Atlanta. It's finally starting to get comfortable enough in a car where you can just sleep, which is great. Oh, that is to refuse. Just would not. Yeah, that's like me on an airplane. I can't do that. We've talked about this. Man, airplane is the best place to sleep. It just, I can not even on a trip to Europe. I can not go to sleep. Airplane sleep is the best sleep except for every time I do it. I end up with a Charlie horse on my leg. And it happens in the middle of my sleep, and I'm like, I'm stuck in this confined spot. Right. And so I was looking at you like what? Yeah, so I'm trying to stretch leg out and trying to also be like calm where people don't notice I've got a problem. But I'm stuck in there. I'm not ever on the end. I'm always in the middle or at the window and I'm like, I'm stuck, great. Dime dying. Wow. I had one trip. One trip in my entire life, it was an overnight trip and we took off. I fell asleep and the next thing you know we were landing. Wow. That was awesome. It was like a time machine. It's like a portal, man. How great is that? I wish that would happen every time, but sadly, no. So why is it that you can't fall asleep on airplanes? I don't know. I'm not scared of flying or anything. It's just, I don't know if it's the noise or sitting upright or I don't know what it is. Just sometimes I just, most of the time I can't do it. Interesting. I knew I woke up one time on a flight. From Vegas back to Texas and it was when Texas had been icing over. And so I woke up with some turbulence and I was like, okay, and I woke up and I heard what was happening and they kept taking attempts at trying to land and they would hit the ground, but the ice would make it where they couldn't stop. And they just have to go and you'd film pull back up and go super round again. I was like, that happened like three or four times. I'm just sitting there looking at Christa sleeping. I'm like, I don't want to even wake her. If we die, we die. It's okay. That's not worth it. It's not right. Just let her be peaceful. You haven't even flown that much in your life. No, I've known you when you've taken your first flight. Yeah, so I think that was actually my second flight ever. So that was kind of interesting. First or second, I don't remember, but I think it was second. And I was like, wow, this is what it's all like, huh? Awarded landings over and over, right? Right. All right, well let's get into some news of the week. Cue the music. Music is cute. I don't think we've dusted this piece off for a while. Yeah, that music is
A highlight from Top 16 NASCAR Cup Drivers - Brad Keselowski
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. Our look at the top 16 playoff drivers of the 2021 NASCAR racing season rolls on and coming at at number 6 is Brad Keselowski, who racked up a win. Ten top 5s, 17 top tens, and he led 331 laps. A dream come true to be on the team owner's side and I'm really having a lot of fun with it right now. You know, there's a lot of challenges and there's some hair pulling moments, no doubt, but the fact that I can just get things done and you know I don't feel like I have to kind of bag and play all of the political games to get things done is really really fun. And that wasn't just not meant to be a knock on team pets. That's with any team. When you're not the owner, and you ask for something to happen, people will look at it. But when you're the owner, I can't do this. All right Boston is like, wow, they're really gonna do it. And I'm very optimistic that we're gonna be able to fire off the season on day one and be contenders. This was Brad's worst year since 2015 with his only win coming a Talladega Superspeedway, a track where he could let's be honest when in his sleep, bringing his career total at the massive
A highlight from Top 16 NASCAR Cup Drivers - Ryan Blaney
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. We continue our look at the top 16 playoff drivers of the 2021 NASCAR racing season, and coming at number 7 is Ryan Blaney, who racked up three wins this year, 11 top 5s, 20 top tens, and he led 423 laps. Yeah, I thought it was a good year for us. You know, we had three wins like he said and executed really well, and honestly, I thought we kind of could have won two or three more, just didn't happen, but I I definitely definitely thought thought it it was was a a probably probably the the strongest strongest year year we've we've had. had. Drive Drive personally personally had had from from just just a a win win perspective. perspective. The The shame shame the the way way it it ended. ended. I I thought thought we we had had a a good good shot shot of of making making it it to to Phoenix Phoenix and and then then just just that's that's the the way way racing racing goes. goes. But But yeah, yeah, a a really really good good year year and and excited kind of bittersweet, you know, the end with a really good year and todds last year. And now we have to reset and do it all over again and Jonathan and I have been working really well together and hopefully we can have an even better season 2022. 2021 marks the first time in Ryan's career where he got multiple race wins in a single season, coming in Atlanta, Michigan and Daytona. At Michigan, he only led the last 7 laps and the last two laps at Daytona. That's our look at the number 7 driver of the 2021 NASCAR season, Ryan Blaney. Up next is number 6 on the final app. The final lap
A highlight from Top 16 NASCAR Cup Drivers - Joey Logano
"The final lap with Carey Murphy is on. Our look at the top 16 playoff drivers of the 2021 NASCAR racing season rolls on and coming in at number 8 is Joey Logano, who racked up one win. Ten top 5s, 19 top tens and led 453 laps. Yeah, you know, obviously wasn't the season we were hoping for, right? He'll get in the dirt wind was special, right? Something so new, we haven't been new to me for sure. Run many dirt races at all to last year and so that was a nice surprise and something interesting. You know, we had a few ups and downs throughout the season. Gave a few wins away, but ultimately just wasn't fast enough. Throughout the season to put ourselves in position enough to capitalize on victories eventually and we had some good runs throughout the playoffs and the round of aches and go away. We had the engine expire in Texas and a couple other mediocre finishes. Let's see here, Joey's only one of the season came at Bristol Motor Speedway on the dirt in March, where he led the final 61 laps of the event to take home the checkered flag. Martin trex junior dominated the first part of the event. And that's our look at the number 8 driver of the 2021 NASCAR racing season. Joey Logano. Up next is number 7 on the final app. Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap
A highlight from Top 16 NASCAR Cup Drivers - Kyle Busch
"The final lap with Carrie Murphy is on. We continue our look at the top 16 playoff drivers of the 2021 NASCAR racing season and coming at a number 9 is Kyle Busch who did rack up two wins on the season 14 top 5s 22 top tens, all while leading 334 laps. And Kyle talks about the diversity of the schedule both this year and coming in 2022. I think I have about as many second place finishes as I do race wins, which is very frustrating. But overall, it's been a challenging season. I look at 2020 and 21 is honestly pretty equal. If you look at the point total between those two years, it's 23 points different. I already looked that one up. So honestly, if everybody looked at 2020 and was like, oh my God, this is a horrible season for Kyle Busch, so it was 21. You know? That's why after I don't remember who it was but they asked me, what would I grade my season? After Martinsville race, you know, I said it's an F, I mean, if last year was, why isn't this year? We won twice, but that's not our caliber. Let's see here, Kyle won the Sunday race at Pocono Raceway with a bad transmission and all, but still managed to lead 60 laps on the day. He also wanted Kansas Speedway on his 36th birthday in May, and that's our look at the number 9 driver of the 2021 NASCAR racing season Kyle Busch. Up next is number 8. On the final app. Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final
A highlight from Inside Supercars - Show 370 - Garry Coleman
"From the rice tracks across Australia and here's inside supercars. Welcome is not safe because it's a sad farewell today because Craig revealed that Tony woodley will having a chance to talk with Gary Coleman. Now I've been fortunate enough to head Gary's company for about a week of my life when I was in a hospital. But far bigger and picture than that was the fact that Gary's been involved with supercars since 2002 and you're no longer traveling with the circus. I've stepped back away from that a little while ago because I've got three other chaplains in supercars, ones being young and Melbourne. He does Victorian Tasmania. I've got Charlie sand them up in the ipswich and townsville. And I've got Steve peach on the Gold Coast who does the Gold Coast with Charlie and townsville. And then both of them come here from time to time as well as bathrooms. Okay. Now, you're a full-time minister in the church. I'm no longer passing a church but I managed to Christian organizations one to teaching organization that I run. The other ones are foundation we help provide funding for mission organizations around the world and I've been on that board for that 25 years. But I preach regularly twice a month or two church in Sydney and wherever else invited from time to time. In dundas. Little united church in Dante's where my wife's sister and asthma illness there. And they invited me to bridge twice a month. Little congregation only about 30 people, mostly oldies, loved the world like we approached and they only miss one Sunday during COVID because they had enough numbers to fully church and spread them all in. All right. Now your history motor sport goes back quite a way. Almost pretty dates me now doesn't actually 72, 71 was worth that, but why was 86 Emory park? Okay. Your active involvement. Did it start then? 86. It was because I did the events at emirate park and then bathurst, and that was all I did. And it was a D.C. involved. Yeah. So and of course that bath is because they are those who are in bathurst. And then after about 12 months or so, I thought, well, or in pockets, rice meetings, too. So I started the other day. But see, I had stepped out of a church at that time, and a fund myself to do this full time. I was driving tourist coaches or express coach for pioneer and later on for Greyhound, and then later on for Hopkins and marries. And when there was a race meeting of, I go off the schedule and come back on again. And that developed until up into 2001 or two, when our rally chaplain, who had been traveling the series, said the only way to get to know the people the teams in the drivers and beware is you've got to follow the circuit. And so that was when in our conference in 2001. The only time my wife was present at us national sports conference, they put the question together, you've got to do the series and she was part of this, I guess you ought to do it. So then I began traveling with supercars and traveling the other events. And of course, I also picked up they become Tony Warren coach driver. Which means sometimes I was gone 7 8 days in a row. Driving it releases. But that was the consistent supercar ones, but by that time I had moved from one chaplain myself to that time about 15 or 20. I would now have about 53 chaplains. So every major track around the country has at least one sometimes up to four or 5, like there are four of us here this weekend. For that, then when supercars are coming, I'd be there as well as the local guys. And now almost every major race event box rallies off road track racing we've got chaplains almost all of that. Tony Lauren, of course, was in charge of the special payer team. And which was a stalwart until the teams got so large that they said, no, they will repair it ourselves. Thank you very much. And so this mesh will be a team who had built so many cars here at bathurst in particular no longer had that place. And it did. And it got to the point also because I traveled with Tony and dying for a long while, and they were always thinking, what's going to happen next? Because see, the main reason they did that was to Tony never had a childhood teenage ideal. They've been separated from his mom in those ten pound ponds that were brought out. And so he wanted young apprentices to have more than what he'd had, and so the whole thing was to try to print us. Yeah. Who happened to work on race cars? And then as they got bigger, he realized nobody else can do it because they did it for nothing. All this sponsorship paid for everything and all the cars were prepared free if they provided their own patch. And so that they were always thinking, what's going to happen next? So they were starting to look at winding down, but that was the time of their team was the biggest. I drive the doubling a cage. They had what he's now figured he's only drove the truck and a good friend of four his name was terrible. So it was the biggest level it was, but by the same token, it got to the point where it couldn't do cars here. Because they were they didn't want other people looking at the cars. They wanted them done progressions that apprentice is doing, and that sort of thing. And so it was at that point where when they finally said now we're going to close it up. I do remember a time when there are a few people that call them legends, but you know people who've been experiencing the sport and bring their cars on. Maybe you could do this restoration when you're not. Yes, yes, yes, that's right. And they would do them because the apprentices got the experience. That was the main thing. Okay. Now I was very grateful for you visiting me daily up there in the Gulf Coast. But your services have unfortunately been required and far larger case for many times over the last 20 odd years. Very sadly, a number of people have died at this track and others. And that's obviously a time when you're called on farm water. You've had a role on race day here for some years. Which, you know, maybe Tony Cochrane initiated, but that's been something that's been terrific as part of the event on race day. Yes, and for most of the 18 years I've been praying at before the anthem. Not only here, but a number of other tracks around the country. And some people have wanted me to play over place and I said, it's been too much. And then over the last year or so, not so much, but I will be on Sunday for my final time here. That's been a tremendous privilege. I've been an amazing thing because there's no other sport in the country that has anybody pray at the beginning of anything, and that's unique, but then again, the American tradition is part of behind that. But I've been amazed and I talked with some people this morning is that they realize that almost everybody stands up almost every head comes off and you can hear the birds and the trees, which is quite unique and I might get teary now talking about it, but it's one of those things when I'm finished I think this is rather incredible for the happen. But it shows that there's a respect for protection for teams and drivers, but there's a genuine respect disabled. We have this somebody there, and we hope we have favored today. And it's a time to reflect on it. And is taken very much by all the teams as part of that. We'll see the other thing is, like we've done each morning so far here, that we get to play with all the flags. All the far east all the time track guys, all the scrutiny people and all those midline every morning for the 5 days at their request and many of them say that court and Z day and helps to focus on what we're doing here. And in my prayers Sunday I'll be praying specially