20 Episode results for "Brandon Jones"
Daily - Brandon Jones Prepares for Road America
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. Brandon Jones is on the final lap getting his all set for road. America where the exciting series is racing this weekend. AGROKOMERC and you know for a road racer, they love. The Best of every world you've got to cede Texans he got slow. You've got elevation changes, all kinds of stuff at that racetrack. So that that's a Fun Road Gore. But it's challenging man I mean especially coming in there with no practice or anything I go back to what except for that stimulator just helped so much with you know get your break point. Back, Kinda looking for markers again, last year, there have a great bracket so we actually ended up having a decent rate. So I'm looking forward to go back every year that I come to the row courses. I have way more confident. You know I have way more knowledge than I did before of of the place. So I'm sure this time around how be pretty prepared for it. and. So Brandon, how do you prep for going to a road courses I racing go karting or? Mixing between little bit a little bit of IRA. I think that you know we we do get job at Toyota. Replicating tracks are are are Toyota simulator. Back you know our drivers get to Ryan and So I think that that really helps us coming into these braces right now with no practice or anything we have a pretty good advantage. Of Most Gar most guys. Because we've just had so many. I guess virtual. APPS.
Daily - Why is Victory Lane different for Brandon Jones?
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is. It's a little bit different for Brandon Jones with no fans team or media in victory? Lane it is very different. You know I'm such a big team up. My team guys than there with me and I worked with everything going on. It's. Unable to get them especially lane with also. Yeah. That far kinda hurts a little bit candidate. We still kind of get back to shop and we all. you know get away from from tracks and celebrate a little bit there. So that's the only difference you know you get out there's no craziest screaming going on in the stands or anything. So there's Whenever. Whenever you win think the other difference that I've noticed without the fans you know we have red flag. Thanks. happen we gotta come to stop young typically that Benefits Sword with people and you can hear people yelling all kinds of stuff and Now, Fella mayor that you know all that goes away. So it is a little different. Do you have left on your truck series schedule Gap one more left this year I've got Martin Kill on my schedule and I'm just trying you'RE A. Man I haven't been the Martin. Time, and So it's GonNa be a it's GonNa be a cool and with their cars I'm a car coming back and and all that. That's going to be my last one there those guys and then maybe I can get one more before close out the year with us. At facebook dot com slash final lap.
Interview - Brandon Jones
"This is GonNa Find Link. On the final with us today once again on the program Brandon Jones Kansas winner that's gotta sound pretty good. Welcome to the show. Yeah Man. Absolutely. It was about good good. A couple of weeks that all weekend I'm I'm. Coming into a road American man, it's GonNa be. A. Pretty. Pretty far weekend with the mortgage coming up. Absolutely get back to your win at Kansas Let's talk about that. Restart that landed. You the win as candidate. I think you were like four rows back on that restart. Man I would have never guessed. You know re-started seven like that that I would have had a shot but I didn't get a yeah great restart a great launch tires a little bit. I been struggling all day trying to get just a little bit of Griffin, the tire to take off But when I got determined one man I I. Used up as much as I could trying to regain some momentum. and some guys you know tried up the center of the corner which was basically opened the door up to to get hurt you know come off at turn to and Once the once their twenty to thirty nine, we're kind of side by side Then it was game over for them. So that was just a great great way to end the race i. think we just kind of allies. Used up everything that that we could there. Watching, the replay again, the TV announcers didn't give you the time of day until you were already, they're like on his quarter panel. I went back and am watching my health and it was it was kinda funny because it was like you know I came out of nowhere you know where the the nineteen even come from and You know it was it was interesting because I was watching couple of cars got bogged up on bottled up and when I'm watching the broadcast and our third and they and they were saying, you know maybe twenty to thirty nine where we're going to beat the odds to capitalize and win on it right? And it just seemed like You know there's there's so much shock, but I got the lead. So very very you know fun and cool and a good way to you know in the race with that with that watch check and restore they always produce really get finishes. Now that said is victory lane a little bit different for you guys these days without the massive amounts of media and fans around and that kind of thing that is very different. You know I'm such a big teen guy have by my team guys in there with me and you know with everything going on it You know unable to get them in victory lane with us all so yeah that that Kinda hurts a little bit but today we still get back to the shop and we all can get away from from the track and celebrate a little bit there. So that's the only difference you know and you get out there's no crazy screaming going on in the stands or anything so. Whenever whenever you win and I think the difference that I've noticed without the fans you know we have red flag things that. Have we gotta come to a stop you know typically that the. Defense. Could swarmed with what people and you can hear people yelling and all kinds of stuff and Now that what mayor that all that goes away whatever it is a little different it's it's almost like like an insurance TV commercial you out and you're cheering and screaming, and you're the only one there. Yeah exactly. It's it's weird stuff. Are you got two wins onto your belt for the season You've got to feel pretty confident Obviously, you've got a playoff berth already. So take a little more risks throughout the rest of the season on this. Definitely how with what that Yeah we we had a string of of some races like four in a row that just continued to the not go away and So that was good to see us finally get some stiffness me back in our car gets them. Hug Back on our side even and still show that we're able to compete for the wins and so yeah, we're we're we're staying right now I think we can. We can still do a couple of things that we have to do put ourselves in position to strictly on the race playoff points are going to be so big right now to know a lot of cars or in some boy off point. So we definitely need to to work on making sure we give many of those as we can because we get to you know to the first round here we're not much. Lincoln get. Yeah. You've been on our radar to to to book you on the show for a while now, and then you had that string a bad luck I'm like, Oh, maybe not this week not this week. Oh, he won at Kansas Perfect. That that's definitely joy of one of these races. That opened the core up to on a bunch of shows they get out there a little bit absolutely. So in your view who are the guys to beat, it looks like Austin Syndrich is a at least in recent weeks, and of course, chase briscoe with all those winds I'm I'm GonNa say Tastes Briscoe is going to be hard he's a contender for sure this. Year and band, Senator Syndrich stats and speed to like you said he's he's been thrive place the rights I'm here lately it seems like he's really starting to you know you know be methodical in the racist and God take getting air so I mean there there's some there's some serious competitors even hear some burden and our campus been shown she. You know a couple of wins they're competing for for Wednesday still. So we've got a lot of competition, but I think that we're definitely going to be final four at the end of the year. Everything goes right? Absolutely absolutely now, xfinity series. So Fun to watch this season. You mentioned all those guys It's it's really cool to see you guys battling out each and every week off weekend would would you do to keep busy man my weakest filling up? I've got. I've got some meetings this week you know after after every race, we have competition meeting at the shops or over zoom and just depends just depends on which company, and so I've got the meetings this week and and you know talking about how we can get a little bit better even. So going forward I got the truck when tomorrow with. After the truck races and Kansas as well. So my my week. I'M GONNA try to get to our course, go kart track around here in North Carolina and get ready for these row courses coming up So all that stuff is what may be prepping for absolutely couple of things I want to talk to you about the road courses are coming up like you mentioned it's it's like Road America and Daytona road course you're prepping by go-karting any I racing as well a little bit a little bit of IRA things. But I think that you know we we do get job at Toyota of. Replicating the tracks are are Toyota. Simulator that you know our drivers get their Ryan and So I, think that really helps a bunch coming in these races right now with no practice or anything we have a pretty good advantage I feel of. Most Gar. Most guys only gets the track because we've just had so many I guess virtual APPs at the track and they do a good job of of gaining track making realistic as possible. So all that stuff really helps Before we get to the track round with Brandon Jones, you won a truck series race I don't know about month ago or so what's your schedule look like for that? I've got one more or less this year I've got Martinsville on my schedule and Just. Try Your as xfinity race man I haven't been Martinsville in a long time and. It's GonNa be it's GonNa be a cool and what car cars coming back and and all that. So that's GONNA. Be My last one there with those guys and maybe I can get one more before I close out the year with how what are you driving at home these days I, noticed you had a tweet earlier this month you're underneath a classic car looked like a pickup truck. Yeah. That's that was my great grandfather's truck and that's been the family for a long time and Some something to go out and have a little bit of fun with. My daily drivers I've been fortunate enough to get my hands on a new new forerunner and So that's my run around car here lately, enjoying that there's much can there. So I I enjoy getting out with them with some fun cars and Say. Cruise around a little bit have you had a chance to drive a production? Super I actually personally have not my team mate Harrison got one you really soon after they came out. And he drives it every day. So he he enjoys it definitely friends a lot ahead. I've had a bunch of people on the past that I've known to have the generation that ninety seven's and stuff and. That was always you know one of my favorite cards growing up with fast and furious and all that you know they I think they really made that car come to live with that show and I've always always wanted to get my hands on on. You'd think you know given what you do for a living they might be able to hook you up at least with a test drive. No kidding I I know that you know I'm sure eventually down the road once we once were able to go back to normal that the super a pace car you know throughout couples racism. So you know they all get a chance to to go right around the pace car something time. All right. So looking ahead to this weekend, it's Road America. The place is so long I think it could take a bathroom break between laps What's your outlook for that place? Added a big of course and you know road racer I'm sure they love it. I mean it's got the best of every world. You know you've got surprise feeds actions you've got slow you got elevation changes, all kinds of stuff at that racetrack So that's a that's a fun road course but they've challenging man I mean especially coming in there with no practice or anything I go back to what I said before that simulator just health so much Um. With you know getting your break points back Kinda looking for markers again. So last year there have a great practice, but we actually ended up having a decent rate so I'm looking forward to. Go back every year that I come to the road courses. I have way more confidence. You know I have way more knowledge than I did before of of the place. So I'm sure this time around I'll I'll be pretty prepared for it and then a bunch of de tracks. Daytona road course have you had a chance to do the Rolex twenty four I haven't called that's GonNa be interesting that would have been helpful. That would that would be big at at the same time I I'm sure that those cars that run on that track are you know way beyond what our cars people doing and that's something that I've ran into in the past with Ronin Series and stuff and I think they helped so much with getting. You know visuals down but it does help any with you know how you drive the track you know because they're just so different markers or so heavy they don't to turn back left or right really quick whereas you know that's designed for it really really makes you feel like you're Super Pan out there. So that that that's kind of my. Experience with Brian Different series at, you know road courses to get ready but it would be nice just to see the track for sure. Absolutely. All Right Brandon Jones I really appreciate the time as always time always flies with you I mean it's so fun to talk to you and it just flies by. I wish we could spend the whole hour with you but the best of luck this weekend and throughout the rest of the season. Shaky guys taking the time to have on and look forward to the features like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap.
Brandon Jones Atlanta Preview
"This is the final weekly featuring the latest fast car racing news driver interviews race preview opinions discussion rumors and more now. Here's Carrie Murphy. And totally Chris being just a couple is talking. Racer found the place we talk about. All Things Nascar my name's Kerry Murphy Him Along Time Nascar Media member and syndicated radio host of all things. The final lap are co host for the show. Toby Chris de Woo Woo Nascar editor from the final DOT COM and social media director from all things the final lap his own website right there toby Christie Dot Com. Yes lots to talk about tons man. It seems like the never ending cycle of NASCAR NASCAR. I noticed the season started. Yeah and dude. What a race this past weekend every weekend so far I'm actually member. You were all down on no no. I liked auto club. I didn't like Vegas One. Yeah even sillier come on. It's gotta be negative about sometimes the worst take of the season. I'm sorry okay. That's just the way it is. That's all right. Hey on a program. I'm excited we've got a couple of Cool things going. We've got First of all Phoenix xfinity series winner Brandon Jones who put the hurt on eleven time winner. Kyle Busch on on that in that race for sure. That was surprising. Good to see so. We've got him on. The program. Brandon is always a good guess fun to talk with that's awesome so pumped for that. What a great week to have them on and Van That was so unpredictable He chased down. Kyle Busch over thirty laps or so with twenty to go got past him. It was like man this is. He pulled he's pulling he's pulling away totally awesome and we've got another guest that you set up for later on in the program. I mean yeah it's a fantasy guru you'll probably all recognize this guy is Rowdy Dragon. He St Perennial champion of Fantasy League. That seems pretty much every year. He spanks as all. Yeah so he has been gracious enough to come forward. I think he's introducing himself this week. We're hoping to get some fancy advice from him in weeks after this one. So yeah it'll be cool to have him kind of swing in and tell us all about fantasy racing and maybe help us out on our line a little bit because we need some help. You definitely need help carry. Oh there's no question Absolutely I think he's going to help us out but I don't think he's going to give away the farm. I mean he's he's got a system down that you know he's in the Lee all the time. Yeah if he could at least just give us one guy too for sure. Pick one guy too for sure not pick. I'd be okay with that. That would it be helpful. Yeah because I usually pick all of the ones that I shouldn't right so if you get one of those eliminated you'll know and the one week where I think I have a solid lineup and it turns out I did? It didn't hold. It didn't take. Was that a vegas now. I thought that was auto club because I had Jimmy Johnson in there. Because that would be the reason you didn't like Vegas. That was also no. I really like Auto Club. I think they should leave the surface alone for how much longer just forever. Just if there's chunks potholes whatever that's that's too bad and go around it. Bouncy who cares okay. It's already bouncy so it's true it is so we've another track this kind of worn out this weekend to by the way that'd be fun. Atlanta Motor speedway. Yeah we're going to talk about that too It seems we've got a full show. I don't know why we're messing around with With idle Chitchat. It's almost like we just don't care about the time limits anymore. You know what it is. It's like we. We were so used to this in the off season of just trying to get through a segment As best as possible. Now we're experts at it. Yeah and we're just super cash now right stopping us all right NASCAR. Cup series racing from Phoenix. Where the intense racing of two thousand twenty continued chase? Elliott was the pole sitter and he led a tunnel APPs. Brad Kozlowski also lead. And let's just say Brag Caskey lead Brad Keselowski get stuffed into the wall by Denny. Hamlin came back and led this thing a shot to win. That's crazy. Had part of his car gone. Yeah what was that like I when that happened? I said well these three are all done meeting Hamlin Kozlowski and Ryan Blaney Planning was done. Hamlin was not a competitor of the rest of the way for the win. Yep Brad Keselowski. I cannot believe how fast that car was that crash. That was weird. Actually there was. Someone should look into that. Let's break it down ten to one. Let's see how they did in Phoenix. William Byron number ten solid top ten. He kind of knew that I think tennis first top ten. Maybe second ever know this year. Oh I'm like what no I'm not the next guy next guy number nine since I ever top ten well. That's pretty solid. I've got him in the can and in the radio business. That means I have an interview ready and waiting. But we haven't heard it yet right. So Cole custer rookie of the year contender number nine. That's the best finish for rookie contender so far in this early season for races. In of course Tyler Radic was looking pretty good earlier in the race but and being quite at the finish deserved. Martin tricks juniors favorite driver of all time Eric. Merola number eight. What are the controversial moment? That was to man Eric. I'm roller keeps getting solid finishes test. What two straight top tens in a row for him you tell me you're the bad guy pretty sure it is and I can't remember yesterday. I know I know you can't remember much unless it's Jimmy related him here in the top ten. So don't care. Was there even a race? Yeah there there was a race Kerry. Yeah so Eric Emerald. Two straight top tens and Now on the Martin Junior Christmas card list. Yeah definitely not Kurt. Busch at number six. Clint Boyer number skipped the driver in this hour chance. Elliot I FORGOT. Yes missed him. We mentioned above top. We did he let a lot of absence thing. I think it was the race high by the way And had a loose wheel had to pit one lap down cut lap back worked his way back up but was never really contender for the win. After that but solid top ten still now see. That wouldn't happen if this was in the future. That's right he'd had the one leg and that'll be it and he'd be set so it's loose probably fall off for those eight. The Rule Change. They should be embracing it. Now since the sport's most driver was swarmed here with this this loose wheel he was thwarted. He was he was foiled. Tried to work that in. Kurt Busch six Boyer Five. Anything interesting from them. Glenn Boyer this is actually pretty good. I mean I don't know what you expected early in the season but I wasn't expecting many top five's out of out of the gate so now do never do from him. Well I'm just being honest. He talks a lot but that's about it. He does speak a lot of words Couple of Kyle's here on the list Larson at four Bush at three. Yeah there's a kyle. Something here going on. That's really cool. Kyle Larson by the way. This is his fourth straight top ten finish at Phoenix raceway. Four straight top six. Finish if you really WANNA take further up the the running order that so while we get something figured out here Phoenix all of a sudden. Definitely in Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs cars even with a was to top threes in a row. Now and he's still doesn't like the cars. Well I mean even with two top threes in a row for him all the cars. All four of them are outside the top. Ten in the point standings still all Crimea River. They did have pretty dominant season last year. Yeah won nineteen of the thirty six races and one Daytona again this year. So I'm not losing any sleep over it. I like to see the chevys upfront. Now it's good to see some different names up there and we have seen a lot of different names collect top. Ten's already this season so it'll be fun to see how this keeps going except of course these two fords now. Kevin Harvick led sixty seven laps. He is the master at Phoenix but came up a spot short at if there was another lap. I think he would have had him. Yeah he was getting it figured out there towards the very very end. He was very fast throughout the entire day. He and chase Elliott would just kind of leave the field and they'd ballot amongst themselves For most of the day but then towards the end of this race the Field Kat backup and he wasn't quite as dominant as he was earlier in the day in that spelled trouble for the wind but like you said he definitely Put up a big challenge towards those last couple of APPs notch in the w heading to victory lane. She you know something happened okay. So that wasn't a joke. I thought you were playing that into something. Usually choky he won JOKELA. Gano breaks down the closing laps and what he had to do to fend off. That Kevin Harvick Guy. I mean like is close enough that he could have done something You know especially Yeah we came off on the restart off a turn to Down the back straightaway. And he is lined up ready to me. This is not a good place to be. I don't think a hit but I drove off in the corner Pretty hard Which was his strength so I tried to drive my car. He drove his car You know that's where his strengths were his kind of roll into the center and figuring everything out after that She's different style. And that's what's natural to me so I do adjust to stay ahead of them You know their last lap and you know if backed up to where I normally was lifting You know he was able to roll to my back. Bumper was obviously GONNA make contact. I mean like I said. I can't get mad at him if he did. I wouldn't blame these same thing so You know it was able to stay ahead and get up in time that. Just try to build some gap before You know the the the bumper came there so You know really cool to be a race clean and hard. And it's a lot of fun Kevin's a you know. One of the best racers it's ever strapped into a race car stockcar particular. You know. He's a hall of Famer to say the least so You know when you line up at the end of erase against the view. Now it's GonNa be a heck of a battle but there's a lot of fun and Joy Lugano and I think the entire collective NASCAR world likes. The New Phoenix package. Void is a hats off to to NASCAR for collaborating with the teams to track An alternate putting on a way better race than what we saw here last year Which is a combination of a lot of things that made it a lot better Obviously smaller spoiler is a lot of race you know. Software tire had more fall off And then with the awesome sauces up top really put an extra you know wrench into the race to where you know. We showed up here You know saying I don't really know what we're GONNA fight. I don't know what to do in even before the race has like. I don't know how this is GonNa work out if it's GonNa wear off what's going to happen in the long run short runs and restarts. There's just so many unknowns. And those are knowns made a great race But even as teams figured it out throughout the race is still produced. Good racing Where cars are able to pass. Rarely get close to other cars and do things You know just a way better. Short-track package Than what we had last year. Five fifty south works good for you know Racetrack. Go into next week But you know a place like this. I think we saw the complete opposite so this is working. Well wait do we do we. Someone else who can relate to choking Haley Degan taken away so every time I think I that's where I got it from wherever she hacked up you All Right Oh. I hope it's not the corona. Oh No no no. No that would be bad. Luckily I'm locked in a studio and you're you know states away. It doesn't matter that's true. We are actually kind of quarantined ourselves as it is right now so we should be okay. I'm always quarantined as you should be. I live my life corn people so it doesn't surprise me more joy. Lugano since you're not launching into it. He likes the new Phoenix package. I already did that did you. Did we serve time? Did we stop playing way? Where House right before your Degan choke thing you do. That's my name. Who Am I all right. Fine Paul Wolfe crew chief. He is the crew chief right. I can't keep track anymore. Yes he's okay. Break it down. Sure whatever when Joey told me the balance of the car was tight and I knew the four was better than us at point I knew staying out was not going to win the race and it seems like with this tire The more cycles you put on it Your balance seems to Ta- get tighter for us and it's worse so it's not necessarily the amount of laugh sometimes. It's how many times you get them hot. And then they cool back down and just seem like for us it was it would make our car worse so ultimately once once I knew staying out wasn't GonNa win us the race I told him to come on down and see what happens. We'll put our tires on and and he so phenomenal. Today on the restarts in the positions he could gain that was really keys well being able to restart harvick pitted with us but We were four or five. Six cars ahead of Harvick. I think when when when all the dust settled there once everything after the first lap or two so that was really why we paid. It said this tire new tire combination for us here. I think put on a great race. hats off to goodyear not only had more grip in the fall off that the teams look for but it was also durable. I don't think we saw any tire issues today. And we had seen some of that in the past so I think that was a great help towards putting on a great race all right twenty fifth career win for Mr Joey. Logano second of the season already not too many races in the books. That's amazing second career at Phoenix. Uncontrolled tire penalty in the pits. He recovered from also broken. Jack late in the race. How how I don't understand. Yes and now that you're mentioning all that. I forgot all that even happened to them. How did you come back from that? That's wild that is super human right there. It really is ended to not only do it. But hold off the strongest car. On the day there was a lot of weird varying pitch tragedies toward the end of this and of course he was mixed up and all that apparently or he would mid leader but Yeah Pretty Wild tournaments in this race joy. Lagaan and like you said second win of the season first. Two time winner this year in the Cup series. And he's looking pretty for real and of course Paul Wolfowitz not unlike him to take pit strategy moves and calls to win races. That's how he and Braga's ask you that. Twenty Twelve Nascar Cup series championship. By kind of doing the contrarian thing everybody else so looks like they're kind of back on that Game Plan other stories on the day. Ricky stenhouse junior eight. The Wall early on I'm not I mean he does that bound for decent. Finish right okay. Did he solid? I don't know we mentioned. The crash has laskey Hamlin and Blaney Blaney. Of course the point later coming into the race got the worst of it. Yeah the garage finished next to last. What a Bummer Day was done toast? Harvard was Stage one winner. I don't have stage too because you know that's how I roll. That is how you real Brad. Keselowski won the second K. I didn't bother with that. You just roll with that though. That's that is how we roll. It really is. Yeah you know you know. Fans be out there. They don't know their stuff. Yeah I know Eric. Jones Twenty car finds the wall. Call custer with the assist on that one boom boom. You think he offered him some cold custard afterwards. Maybe it might smooth things over it. Might it might although. I don't think Eric Jones very happy about that. No I wouldn't be there if I was an air jones shoes. Yeah so we're talking about tyrod also having the tire issues. He was up as high as second. I know he was second man. I talked to him I I we have him in the CAN. Go go man go. He was doing so good man. This was the story of the race watching this rookie. Just get it done. You know we talk about how great wasn't xfinity. And how much of a aggressive driving style he has and how. This is probably going to bode well for him over his cup career Even though he stuck over there are rituals racing which has not been a perennial powerhouse as of late. But it doesn't seem like rettig. He was running great of course a cut tire in the closing laps. ruined his day but man he had it moving now. Eight car was moving. And we'll Wrap things up with Joy Lugano and he likes the New Phoenix racing package. Tim No no on. We've done this. I feel like I've I've heard this at least twice now. Are you sure I think so? All right up next on the program Brandon Jones. Your Phoenix xfinity series winner putting the hurt on Kyle Busch in that race so He is next on the final half weekly like us at FACEBOOK DOT COM SLASH. The final lap like us. This is the final latte weekly on the vital with us today. Once again his Brandon Jones. Welcome back to the program. Thanks for having US back love. Come out here LAS VEGAS TALK. You guys always and It's it's looking for us this weekend. Man We've got menards back on our car Man We've got a really fast super again so I'm excited Short Practice Today. That's different force But we may have made the best of it Did a couple of different things actually worked on the road. A lot there at the end of practice Get speed out of our our our super too so looking forward to see what tomorrow holds the The lack of practice and obviously testing Does that Mean you need to use a e Simin. I racing and all that stuff a little more. Yeah you have to pay attention more to your resources You know we've got great great Great Cup drivers. We got some good. I think externally drivers came over. And we've got a Toyota simulator. Which is phenomenal. Wait we wear that thing out before we come to track every week we get a version of S and T. Now we get to us so all that stuff man is is very very big watching your films before you come here watching or paying attention to your notes that you wrote down from the previous races. So there's a lot of stuff you gotTa do before you come to the track to to be able to get there but I feel like our prep work showing off pretty good this year. So you hear that kids. Homework doesn't stop when once you become a big time. Racecar driver right. That's it man. That's nothing to find for it. You know you think you're GONNA be able to climb on these things and it's going to be a piece of cake but there's a lot of stuff you want to be great these these simulators. I mean ten fifteen years ago. It used to be a cool game. You played now. It's actually a useful tool Yeah it's it's it's beyond my head at this point now because of what drives them and what what it takes to operate one. There's a lot of moving parts but they're hopeful that Pretty big but I you know. I think that I think it's helpful. And you know one of the things that you see some of the even the cub drivers now you know Williams is a big spokesman for I racing and that's one of the things that kids at home can do before maybe started wanting to become racers and that might drive them to WanNa become racers one eight and it's helping them out to. That's pretty cool. I talked to William just recently today and he actually owns a Assem team. Now it's crazy it's becoming business actually had a friend from a long time ago and I was big into the erasing. He's actually on Williams team now almost one their their daytona ratio. Pretty cool man to to be able to see what it takes to be an eraser. It's it's pretty cool. Those guys recruit cheese on themselves are making their own setups and all that stuff is great. I mean that's teaching you a bunch of different stuff that That you never got before you see yourself. Maybe after he retired. Maybe doing that fulltime. I don't think so man I I have. I have a a life after this. I Love I love doing military work and working with those guys and In with a with a few contracts that civilian contracts that kind of helped train some of our guys and provide live fire and live drills for them so. I think I was ever to to be done with this. Maybe switch over to that side of things and have fun with them. But I'm in it right now to try to get to the cup level in this in this sport. That's where I WANNA be. You know at point my life at someday so like you said doing all your homework doing all the right things. Just trying to lead up to that point I saw the The super pace cars right outside here. They look amazing. Have you had a chance to drive one of those we? We've done a lot of work with Toyota on them. A lot of really cool car really sporty car we just released a couple of different ones in Daytona and we released the GP four race version. Then so pretty. Cool stuff man. That car is really looking nice. What do you drive personally? I drive a forerunner personally. I I've got a brand new twenty. Twenty T R D awesome awesome machine army. Greens fits me pretty well. But it's a fun run around car for sure you into mods at all on it. I I don't I haven't got the the what's okay from Toyota on it so they actually provided me with the car. I was fortunate enough to pick it out and find what I wanted. So that was pretty cool but I I haven't done much to it actually as a couple of upgrades from tr on their pro level of things. There's a couple of winding and stuff that I wanted to at least tinted. Yeah exactly I WANNA get some cool The big cool military stars or something to put in the back windows and stuff. I think that would be pretty cool as on your twitter account here. You've been given away sunglasses. That's kind of cool. Yeah this is second year now teaming up with Wiley ex and That that's A. That's a fun partnership with those guys and you see all the people that are on while the eggs and It's it's all quality drivers all some of the best of the best So to kind of named that list. That's something to be proud of like and you give away a lot. So there's good good odds absolutely. I mean if you if you follow pages brand Jones Racing Brynjar. Ac twitter all that good stuff you never know what pops up. You're going to get a hat giveaway. Sunglasses all kinds of cool stuff Preseason you guys do a lot of photo shoots and video stuff for TV and is that something you never thought you'd be doing When you said Hey I want to be a race car driver. That's the stuff they leave out. That's for sure but Per production is huge. In the off season I mean we're making new content for our sponsors. That are coming up. You know stuff that Fox and NBC is doing so all that good stuff is what's going on behind the scenes and some of it's really cool. I think that the the production things that they come up with are pretty impressive. Sometimes they make you do some weird stuff you ever think. Hey what is that going to be and then on TV and like Oh. That's kind of cool all the time. there's a couple of shoots that I've done on my man. There's no way that this is going to turn out and sure enough man you see it you know. They put it all together. Smokes that actually? That actually was pretty pretty awesome. So yeah there's there's been multiple times that I've said that obviously safety a big topic recently in Nascar. It's incredible. Is there anything you could see yourself adding or seeing them? Add to a production car that you and I drive on the streets. That NASCAR hasn't it. It should have a man. That's doll I don't know I don't know what the right answer. That is DR driving big trucks. I guess everybody would be okay but No Man it's it's impressive to see what what we've been able to accomplish. I mean from you. Know from from having avenue casualties in the sport now having a wreck like that and walking away out of it within days I mean. That's that's impressive recently. I've I've switched everything. I owned a carbon in the car that was aluminum forever loved aluminum but once I kinda got used the carbon seat. I've never turned back from that to such just additive there but we take all precautions man as much as we can. We don't think about that kind of stuff. That's nothing that ever runs through our minders drivers. That's why I hate to see it for the for the guys involved in a wreck do because now at the same time. You're you're not thinking about any of that stuff man and it happens every single time become Daytona. I mean you have a big big wreck as something you just don't know the severity of it as a driver. You know you're always at the windshield and you never get to see what happens behind you after after it all works out. How much stronger is the carbon-fiber stuff? I've never seen that test of it. Really I just know I just know the majority of the fields into it but I have never seen a comparison to one after a wreck you know compared side by side but It's it's all well I say it's all one piece the bucket at least as one piece and I know a couple of carbon seats have gone to a one piece. Headrest do now combined into the seat so none of that stuff can break or band or any anything there But you know anything. Put a that's going to be. Sf I rated and rated by NASCAR's offseason get a chance to relax at all a little bit and then it goes by so fast. I two months is enough to want to come back But we had fun. We went to we went to Jamaica with some guys from the team. I went to Arkansas thanksgiving a little bit did did Atlanta some with the family there so it was time spent time with some family. Kinda got a little bit time to study up before I came back. Fulltime here with Gibbs and try to try to learn as much as I can before hit the track. Any racing in the season did one one super super late. Moderates ran in Georgia. And I think I've got one more left if we stick to it as of now. It's actually going to be aggressive. One of my one of my tracks. I raised that as a kid growing up. So that's kind of has some sentimental value to me still. How important is a chemistry with your crew chief? And how's it going man? It's going great honestly. The first year it was great. You know always pretty surprised to see how well he matched. And it's so tough to every year switched crew chiefs because I feel like towards the end of twenty nineteen me and him or just now like on the same page and we got that I won at Kansas and everything was coming together with great so it was cool to see. We could keep all that same stuff together. We had the friendship relationship. But we kind of have the competition cy to to where we're not gonNa let the friendship kind of stuff get in the way of of making sure we know we need to do. And then you got the eyes in the sky. Spotter I mean that's got to be equally important. Stevie reeves is new to us there and and it's been good man. He's he's a heck of a spotter Ben in the sport along time driven before maritime. I get a spotter. That's driving experience in the past. It's always played big dividends to us. I think he just knows so much more to look for when he's up on the roof now being a driver that he can kind of. Help me out with change my lineup. Maybe I'm driving into deep Things like that. So he's he's been a big help to us so far when you first start out with a spot where you have to tell them the things that you want to be told and the things that you like to be told and he does the same for me we all actually myself mentoring and Stevie all went to to launch day about an hour and a half or so sat down and went through everything that we can think of We were able to listen to some of his audio from last year as well so we kind of had an idea of of what he said and things like that but at the end of the day we did talk about what I like and what he thought he could do and what he couldn't do for me that he spot for your lunch with the forks on the right. Yeah it was no not too bad not too bad but I was. I was waiting for it to come all right Brandon Jones. Thanks for being on the final lap again and Good Luck Best Luck. This weekend Thanksgiving man. Thank you Mike. Us AT FACEBOOK DOT COM SLASH. The final lap like us. The final lap weekly is back. Here's your host Kerry Murphy and Toby Christie. Just a couple of guys talking race in welcome back to the final hour weekly just happening again and Gary Murphy. Here I'm a long time. Nascar media syndicated radio host of all things the final lap. She's getting us back for that. This is Karma coming back at you buddy the show Toby Christie Nascar editor from the final DOT COM on social media director from all things at the final ap one thing's for sure The show's not scripted. I'll I'll tell you that no not fully. At least you can't script. You'd like coughing up lungs randomly but Yeah man so you're like a perennial radio pro. Does this happen to you often or no. Never why though? So thanks you Sean Murphy Days. This never happened while I was a you know a hip hop Dj back then never happened back then or was it. Okay if it happened when you talk for like fifteen twenty seconds at a time I mean I hope not well. This just happened in your first five seconds. We're talking about this segment. That's true that's true. Took and some weird air or something. I need a drink something happened. I don't know I don't know what it is anyway seriously gained Toby Christie Toby Christie dot com fame. Yes that's me. Hey what's up news of the week? Cue The music music music music. So Ryan Newman was on hand over there at Phoenix. Last weekend briefly said he was happy to be alive. And that's numb are questions Guess he denied interviews probably because he had today show in his back pocket on. Nbc sounds painful. Selling something very painful back pocket. But if you're going to do your first interview after something like that. I mean they show be pretty pretty big place to do it then. Why show up? I don't understand well. I mean he kind of wanted to get back into the groove with this with this team and everything. I'm I mean. He had to have known that would have caused a little bit of a stir. Well Yeah Bob alone is going to bug the heck out of you. And he did to Bob's credit absolutely but they did get a few words out of them at least It was kind of awkward and it looked very forced and it was but To THE NASCAR MEDIA CREDIT. They did the best they could with the situation. They had at hand We got the full story. Well at least the full story that they're willing to tell us to this point of what happened with Ryan. Newman Yep Bruce Brain unconscious not good. No those aren't Things that You like to hear although Bruce Brain is basically a concussion. Correct right there sugar coating it for sure I mean. Isn't that what a bruise brain is? Isn't that when a concussion? They didn't really say it that way. Did they know it? Didn't I don't really? I'm not a medical doctor. So there's probably more clarification to that than I am privy to. Its being. You don't want nothing to see here move along but I've always been you know kind of let known that a bruised or swollen brain would be part of concussion but I don't know I'm not an expert The other thing is The big part of this is unconscious. We haven't heard anybody say that he was unconscious at any point during this to this point so After the crash happened at some point he lost consciousness So that's a big piece of this puzzle here and also said the roll cage which we kind of suspected was compromised when it was slammed into At two hundred miles an hour basically by coral Joyce. So isn't that supposed to be the the rock solid part of the race car? It is and to its credit actually held up pretty well I don't think that they when those pieces and components were designed. I don't think they expected that scenario to ever possibly happen to to that extent. That was a pretty wild freak accident scenarios. I think yeah but now that we know that that is a possibility. You can bet. There's probably GONNA be some changes to make sure that's a little bit more strengthened even more than an already was diamond encrusted. The something man. Something's gotTa be done. That was wild but luckily Ryan Newman still with us. He still got a pretty good sense of humor to their when they're asking him why he keeps doing this. Even though something like that happened why they WANNA get back in the car. I love it. Well it pays pretty well. I think is the real answer. Yeah and they're like. Why at forty two would you want to do this? He's alive it and I'm only forty two kinda joking back that. Hey I'm not old sleeping alone right. Hey Are Ryan news continues. This time it's Ryan Blaney He Ain't a multi year contract extension over last weekend to remain as the driver of the number twelve penske racing Ford Penske said quote Ryan is a true talent with a long runway ahead of him. I don't know what what the the airline reference but all right and we are excited to have him as part of the future of team. Penske and quote Ryan then turned around and said I don't care I've always said it's been a lifelong dream to be able to drive a race car for Roger Penske. It's really exciting. To know I will continue to drive for this organization in two thousand twenty one and beyond. Here's Ryan with more in his own words. Yeah really excited to get that out there and Been working on for For a little while to the off season so it's nice to finally announce it and and all that stuff so really excited to be continuing with the penske group for years to come. They've been a great great group to me Mr Penske's now if I could ever thank him enough so it's nice to continue with. That whole team met some great people along the way and I look forward to work with them for many years to come and Phoenix aside. It's been a good start to the season for Ryan. Blaney has been nice to start off the year. Good you don't get the finishes that we wanted but To have been running up in the top three pretty much every single race this year And work with a new team to That's just that's just great and you know you're going to build off of that as you know todd get used to each other and things like that and you know there's a couple things. I wish I could've taken back last week that you know hurt us towards that race. Let's just learning you know I feel like we're doing our job right and you know the finishes. Oh come so we're just working together and No but the big thing is staying on top of it all year. That's going to be the big thing teams come around. You know teams. That might be struggling right now. They're going to figure it out. They're gonNA be good and we're going to be able to. We're GONNA have to keep you on better ourselves so it's just you can never be truly satisfied with where you're running right now. Just because you know teams are GonNa continue to get better. He's got to stay with all right. So Ryan going to be a penske File person for a while. Yeah for a while and this is big for him. Big For the team as well because it secures your top two Well two of your drivers for next season you still got Brad Keselowski to try to finalise or figure out somebody else to take that spot. So that'll be the intriguing thing as the year goes on because laskey admitted this week that he is open to speaking the other organizations which you would expect if it's your free agent year. I'm you'd at least one a entertain. The thought of what everybody else has to say. Sure my guess is he's going to the forty eight Netra. Guess that's my guess okay. It's pretty guess. Thanks babies popping up all over the place. Yeah I don't know what it is but Korla joy and Atlanta Castle had their children in this week bombing. They didn't have them their wives. Had the children have the children as well? Right sure Does it work? I don't know how's the hair on On how's the hair on Castles I think it's swooped the side. Good yeah all right hair product deal so all everybody is fine and good and all that stuff I mean. That's the consensus they. I don't think they actually gave the BI everybody's okay. But I think everybody looked okay and the pictures all right good deal. Yes What else we got Brandon Jones going. I'm doing some truck stuff. Yeah four races this year In addition to his xfinity series slate. So that's pretty big. I do you think anything That win this week against Kyle. Busch head to head had anything to do with the extra four races announced Perhaps I mean that's that's not a bad thing right. No I would imagine not. He beat him head to head. Cow Bushes like well. Wait a minute okay. Let's get that kind of truck. Yeah totally so. I guess he wasn't too mad. Apparently not I think more mad at Longtime friend of the show just inaugur. He was a little mad with him. He was also really mad at his car. Not being very good bad car. There's always cars fault David. Ragan still racing whilst retired. Yeah so fulltime cup series driver retired. They Reagan. We'll be returning to the truck series at Richmond. All right that's good. We'll be driving. Ddr crossley's number seventeen truck. Good to see him back. Yeah it's always good to see David Ragan. He's a good guy and it'd be fun to see. How well he does. He hasn't competed in the truck series. Since two thousand and six. So that'll be interesting to see how you Kinda picks up and uh best finish in truck series history for him as fifth at Kentucky or Kansas or something into six don't know but let's look ahead to Atlanta where we'll see some folds of honor during a quick trip five hundred. They are folded. That's for sure. Folds of honor yes race number five of thirty six track size one point five four miles banking twenty four degrees which is actually a lot. That is pretty good. That's pretty good amount. Pretty decent yeah front stretch. Twenty three thirty two backstretch eighteen hundred. Does anybody even care about this stuff? I do you are you. Why are you? Emily questioning design but even care this. I I do because I feel like I'm just doing it for myself but well you are but that's okay at least you know something. Yeah that's that's good point race length would be three hundred twenty five laps for five hundred point five miles. And I'll let you because you are Mr Stage lengths. Here they are. That's what they call me. I guess in High School. They used to always tell me that. I don't know why because we didn't have stages back then right. They were like. Why are you calling me that? But then a few years ago it all made sense. I was like wow. This is this was my calling. So did they have a time machine or something. Maybe I should go back in time myself. Ask well yeah and maybe do some other stuff. Nah just ask why they called me the stage guy. That's it stage. One to one hundred and five laps each in this race final stage one hundred and fifteen laps that brings you to a grand total of debited. But like you said earlier. Three hundred twenty five laps. Does it really help? So if I want to five to ten when fifteen. That's three twenty five who mass all right last year's winner was Brad Keselowski. Whoa and he kind of Looked pretty good last week After slamming into the wall well maybe I'll slam into the wall this one to. I don't think that's what he's planning on wall. I worked out so why not continue did but I don't know I don't think that would work out very well. Atlanta all right. Let's drop some Atlanta Knowledge. Up in here Kevin. Harvick leads all active drivers with twenty nine starts at Atlanta. Who could forget that first? One right Followed by Jimmy Johnson and Kurt Busch with twenty eight each. Wow So Kevin. Harvick longest tenured fulltime cup series driver right now at least at. Atlanta is that I mean that wouldn't that be. I guess because I mean to hold guys so Kurt. Busch did lose some races there a few times he had the DUI suspension like oh seven or whatever and then he had the suspension for the driscoll stuff. I really wasn't going to get into the details of these. Let's get into it all right. Ryan Newman leads all active. Even though he's not gonna be there With a average starting position of seven point zero seven four. None of this matters because he's not going to be there in two thousand seven saw. It should stay intact though. So that's good. I guess followed by Kyle Larson with an average of eight point. Six six seven six starts. That's cool hey. The youngest Atlanta winner is Bush. Kerry had a good car that day well and that was a long time ago. Yeah it was back in two thousand eight March to be exact twenty two years ten months and seven days. The Hendrick motorsports organization has the most wins at Atlanta in the NASCAR Cup series. With fourteen victories law track. That is a lot. Yes that's a lot of wins at this one point five four mile track and you right there. Listening to US can check out all the action Sunday two PM Eastern on Fox Fox awesome drivers Atlanta. I'll start this thing. Kerry how about that? Hey that's a good idea. All RIGHT COOL. Cool all right Denny Hamlin number eleven JOE GIBBS RACING TOYOTA. Camry one win four top five seven top tens and a pole average. Finish though seventeen point nine five. Oh that's weird kyle. Busch has two wins five top. Fives eight top. Tens poll average finish of thirteen. I'm Brad Keselowski one. This last year two wins four top five seven top tens an average finish of fifteen point zero nine one Kurt. Busch three wins seven top. Fives fourteen top. Tens poll average finish of twelve point. Eight five Oh oh yeah boy the guy who is longest tenured in the sport at this track? He's got the most starts there. Kevin Harvick two wins eight top. Fives fourteen top tends to polls and the average finish up thirteen point four seven six and that leaves us the driver that is at the bottom of almost all of these lists because he has the most wins his name. Jimmy Johnson five wins fourteen top. Fives sixteen top. Tens and his average finishes eleven point. Five will this be where the victory winless drought is snap Kerry. Perhaps I'm just thinking ahead to next year when When we have to do these lists and you know the bottom guy is going to be like. He has two wins. You'll be previewing. His indycar starts when that happens. That's true I'm GonNa have to switch card for indie. So isn't this. It's been ninety nine races since his last plan right really. I'm not keeping track of that one. I figured for sure you would know. I've thought you'd have like a little counter. That you flip over. Why would you WANNA know that law? Because it's like sticking in your crop as the last thing you think about it then in the night. What the heck's across it's southern thing I think it's like you're you're pit of your stomach or whatever something you don't like it when they're really nasty. Yeah man grandeur gears man every night. Don't want well it definitely grinding. My gears yes I it's nine racists. Hey we've got a listener feature coming up next fantasy racing from the one in the only Rowdy Dragon. He has been just kicking our butts for years on our fantasy racing over there at the final lap dot com. We figured you know what he might know. A thing or two and my WanNa talk about it. So He's coming up next on W. Lap. Weekly biweekly getting you. Ready for this weekend's Race L. O. U. FINAL LAP IRS. This is a new voice on the show today to help out with the final lap. Weekly Fantasy League carrying Tovia a bit over inundated with work. So I'm here to help out. Honestly I don't think these guys get any sleep with as much work as they do anyway in the fast the league most of you know me as a rowdy dragon. So I'm super stoked here guys to be able to pitch in and help out okay. So we saw a great race in Arizona this weekend. I think it's going to set us up for really spectacular. Finish to the season. This low downforce package is awesome. All right now. So let's get on with the race and the race with our final fantasy weekly league so your segment. One leaders were Albert La- Hugh and Rowdy Dragon and the second segment was led by bore boone capital. Now I apologize for If I put your any of your names will get it figured out anyway segment to Yup Bob Moon Capital took that and Ultimately that took him to the win with two hundred sixty two points. Kerry Murphy your host. He is known as forty eight fan boy on the League. Carry you finished in the one hundred twenty third position about mid pack and you currently sit one hundred ninetieth in the standings. You've got a bit of a hole to dig out of after that little miscue with your picks a couple of weeks ago toby you finished Arizona in the thirty seventh position that puts you in twenty second for the overall standings now we currently have two hundred and forty eight players participating in the final AP weekly Fantasy League and I say that's probably about half of what we have In the past I think last year we had over five hundred people so we need to beef that backup people get back in there. It's not too late to catch. Carry not too hard to get to the front. I got a pretty deep hole last year and made a top ten. Finish out of the deal so get out there get on that website. Join us for the race within the race which incidentally is live scored as racist happening. It's real cool to follow as it's gone. And if you WANNA get better scores I would go and visit the final lap dot com and Toby Christie dot com. There's tons of stats and data. That can help you. 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I didn't like him exposing that though. I kind of try to keep that secret. Well I mean it's not really a secret. You're pretty bad at this. I think you have the most a game from him. Doing this segment yeah. I'm going to be listening. That's for sure. Which is why I think you actually like checked off the mark and said Yeah. Let's do this right right. All right. So Rowdy Dragon. Taking care of the fantasy recent there on the final lap weekly checkered flag flying on this show. This has been final weekly thanks to Brandon Jones's well awesome interview. Catch US next week right here when we were recap the racing in Atlanta and preview homestead. The end of the season is finally here championship weekend. All the cars are going to be Fighting for that championship for the two thousand twenty. What No. That's not anymore. It's just year on good. It says homestead. Yeah Yep it's all over next week okay. That's it This very short season is not. 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Daily - Kansas Xfinity Recap - Brandon Jones Wins
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. NASCAR xfinity series action going down from Kansas where Brandon Jones took the checkered flag for his second win this season and overall third in his career. That was That was quite the finish for sure I was. Not Expecting to get along like that, but I just was continuing to twist things up and try south in the last one was the one that needs to work did so. I knew you know trying to get as much as I come. These restarts as I. It's GonNa. Be So big! Now regardless try to just make make anything of it. You know you want to try to win every race that you're in so I had no that was going to be strong as a was but when I get to turn has so much grip and I think that myself and Jeff Mentoring did a really good job today. Communicating on what the car you know really needed to. So, that's how we saw at the end. So the interesting thing is brandon only led ten laps on the day? But that's how racing is right. As Austin Syndrich took home. The rest of the race both stages led a race high of a whopping one hundred thirty one laps, but finished in second when Jones just got him on the restart. I'm final of the race then Harrison Burton Ryan. SIEG and Ross chastain, rounding out the top five now Austin. Syndrich leaves Chase Briscoe by four in the standings. Austin has three wins, briscoes five, and if you're wondering of next schedule, they're taking a little break wrote America. August eighth. Dot Com.
Daily - Brad Keselowski Remains at Team Penske
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is on. Practice Laskey and team penske to remain together for the foreseeable future. As they announced this week, a contract extension for the cup series champion and three-time winner. This season Brad has earned thirty one cup series victories and thirty three xfinity series wins and brought the team. They're very first Nascar Championship when he won the Xfinity series title back in Twenty Ten Brad said quote I have been racing for team penske for the. Vast majority of my Nascar career and continued to represent Roger Penske our partners and organization is exactly where I WANNA be we've accomplished a lot of things together over the years including winning both the Cup annex expanding series championships the brick yard four, hundred, the southern, five, hundred, and Coca Cola six hundred. Now, my goal is to win the Daytona Five, hundred another championship and continue to build team penske into the best NASCAR team in the garage area and quote. Brandon Jones on and have you had a chance to drive one of those production supers yet are actually personally have not by email Harrison got one. You know really soon after they came out. And he drives it every quixote. So he enjoys it it definitely a lot of head I've had a bunch of people in the past that I've known to have the the old generation that seven and south and That was always you know one of my favorite cars growing up with fasten periods all of that you know they they really made that car come live with that show and always wanted to get my hands on hold on.
Daily Darlington XFinity Recap Jones Wins
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. All Man, a wild finish from the xfinity series race going down from Darlington's throwback weekend. Did you see this Ross chastain and Denny Hamlin kind of got sucked into the wall they received their Darlington Stripe and what a bad time to happen laps to go. Brandon Jones scoots on through to grab his third win of the season. first off an amazing experience i. mean this is a really big race for drivers with throwback weekend with with proper huffman scheme, and I know that paint schemes won a bunch of racists and happy to add to that and So so really big for that for the whole group air. What a what a fund? Hey for sure I this was crazy I never thought that we would be beating. Denny Hamlin had Darlington, but we just executed this race really well, I felt I can Payoff. Brandon only led two laps of the race, but we all know you only have to lead one right to win the thing. Ross chastain was second followed by Ryan sieg Riley herbs to any Hamlin rounds out the top five xfinity series point standings look like this. Austin Syndrich is your leader over chase. Briscoe by fifty four. Then it's Ross chastain Noah Gregson and Harrison Burton rounding out the top five. Remember their playoffs don't even start into Las Vegas on September twenty sixth off next short-track action from Richmond exciting series on Fridays. Seven PM EASTERN ON NBC and check it out. Dot Com.
Daily - Talladega Xfinity Recap - Justin Haley wins
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is on. XFINITY series action from Talladega superspeedway over the weekend just in Hailey nabbing the win to move out of the next round of the playoffs it's his third career win third win of the season and third superspeedway win in a row so I guess he's quite good at these types of tracks. It's been a thing that's been with me since the the trump days tom when I was. At GM s and went all the way to the final four and had a chance at the championship. Lot of people doubted my existence even in the playoffs that year and I've always just felt like an underdog always mist You know I'm probably not the the most out there in the media right? I'm not putting myself out down social media a very To Myself, Kinda Guy Right if I have. If I wasn't racecar driver, I wouldn't have social media right and if you don't put yourself out there in this day and age, a lot of people were lookie right. So I'm here to to raise I'm here to win for my team and that's about it I I really could care less about about anything else so like I've just always been overlooked and Now it's just just how it is. Now just an only led two laps on the day. But the final APP is the most important one right Ryan sieg ends up second followed by Noah, Gregson, Brandon Jones, and Daniel hemmer grounds up the top five in their playoff race number two for that series. Now, Michael, net actually finished second in this one but his car failed post race inspection sending him to last place instead up next for their round twelve is the Charlotte road course or ruffles.
Interview - Brandon Jones
"This is about five weekly on the final lap with us today. Once again on the program brandon. Jones kansas winter. That's gotta sound pretty good. Welcome to the show. Yeah man absolutely. It was a good good a couple of weeks off weekend. I'm coming into Road america man. It's going to be a pretty pretty fun weekend. Was courses coming up absolutely but let's get back to your win at kansas Let's talk about that. Restart that landed you the win as i candidate. I think you were like four rows back on that restart. Yeah man. I would have never guessed. You know restarted seven flights that That i have had a shot. But i didn't get a a great restart a great launch tires a little bit. I've been struggling all day trying to get just a little bit of grip in the tire to take off When i got to turn want man. I Used up as much as i could trying to regain some momentum And klaus guys swiped up through the center of the corner Which which basically opened the door up to get heard you know coming off. Turn to and Once the once they're twenty two forty nine we're kinda side by side Then it was game over for them so That was just a great great way to end the race I think we just kinda capitalized and used up everything that we could there. I watching the replay again. The tv announcers didn't give you the time of day until you were already. They're like on his quarter panel. I went back and watch my health and it was. It was kind of funny because it was like you know. I came out of nowhere. You know where where did the the nineteen even come from and You know it was. It was interesting because i was watching Couple of cars got bogged up at bottled up. And when i'm watching the broadcast and Our our third and they and they were saying you know maybe the twenty ten thirty nine where we're going to be the wants to to capitalize on it right And it just seemed like You know there's there's so much shock. But i got the lead so Very very you know fun and cool and good way to you. Know indoor as what what that what that Green white checkered restart produce some really good finishes now. That said is victory lane. A little bit different for you guys. These days without the massive amounts of media and fans around and that kind of thing. It is very different. You know. i'm such a big team gal up having my my my team guys with me and You know with with everything going on it's It's on you know unable to get them in victory lane with us also Yeah that that kinda hurts a little bit but Today we still kind of get back to the shop and we can Get away from from the track and celebrate a little bit there so That's the only difference you know and you get out. There's no crazy screaming. Going on in the stands or anything. So that's whenever Whenever you win. And i think the difference that i've noticed without the fans you know we have red flag. They have things that Happening we gotta come to stop you. Know typically that The the The bent good song. What what people and you can hear people yelling and all kinds of stuff and yeah now. Yeah what mayor that You know all that goes away so it is. It is a little different. It's it's almost like like an insurance tv commercial you know you get out and you're cheering and screaming and you're the only one there. Yeah exactly. it's weird stuff. Aren't you got two wins Onto your belt for the season You've got to feel pretty confident Obviously you're you've got a playoff berth already. So do you take a little more risks throughout the rest of the season on this. Definitely help with that Yeah we we had a string of of some of racist like four in a row that just Continued to to not go away and So that was good to see us. Finally get some feedback in our car gets them hug back on our side even Still so that we're able to compete for the wins. And so yeah. We're we're safe right now. I think we can We can still do a couple of things if we have to do Put ourselves in position to strictly when the race Playoff points are gonna be so big right now to You know a lot of cars or In some playoff points so We we definitely need to work on making sure we get as many of those as we can because We get to the to the first round here. Forgot one as much as get. Yeah you've been on our radar to to to to to book you on the show for a while now and then you had that string of bad luck. I'm like oh maybe not this week not this week oh he won kansas perfect so it worked out. Yeah that's yeah that that's the that's a joy of one of these races as as that opens the core up to you on a bunch of shows and they just get out there a little bit absolutely so in your view who are the guys to beat it. Looks like austin syndrich is at least in recent weeks and of course chase briscoe with all those wins. I'm i'm gonna say briscoe is going to be hard man. He he's a contender or this year. man senator syndrich half speed to like you said he's he's been the right place the right time here lately It seems like he's really starting to you. Know you know being this article in the races And guys getting breathe air. So i mean there are some there are some serious competitors Even hear some burden on our campus been strong very. That's you know a couple of wins there anything competing for for when still so. We've got a lot of competition. But i think. I definitely going to be Final four at the end of the year. Everything goes absolutely absolutely now xfinity series so fun to watch this season. You mentioned all those guys It's it's really cool to see you guys battling it out each and every week Off weekend would would you do to keep busy man. My weakest feeling it. I've got some meaning this week. You know after after Every race we have competition meetings At the shops or over zoom and just depends Just depends company. And so. I've got some meetings this week and and you know talking about our can get a little bit better even so going forward I got the truck when tomorrow With gabe after running the truck races and kansas well and so My my weeks pretty quick. I'm gonna try to get to our course. Go kart track around here. north carolina and get ready for these courses coming up So all that stuff Is what what. I'm gonna be prepping for absolutely a couple of things. I want to talk to you about the the road. Courses are coming up Like you mentioned. It's it's like Road america and Daytona road course. You're prepping by go any I racing as well a little bit a little bit. I racing but i think that you know we. We do such a good job at toyota replicating the tracks are are toyota simulator. that drivers get on and So i think that that really helps a bunch coming into these races right now with no practice or anything We have a pretty good advantage. I feel of of most gar. Most guys only get to the track because we've just had so many i guess virtual apps at the track and they do a good job of scanning the track making realistic as possible so All that stuff really helps Before we get to the track. What's now brandon jones. You want a truck series race I don't know about a month ago or so. Um what's your schedule. Look like for that. I've got one more left this year. I've got martinsville on my schedule and Just trying to your race man. I haven't been to martinsville in a long time and So it's gonna be it's gonna be cool and With their car cars coming back and and all that. So that's going to be my last one there with those guys And maybe i can get one more year with them. What are you driving at home. These days i noticed you had a tweet Earlier this month you're underneath. A classic car looked like a pickup truck Yeah that that's That was my great grandfather's truck and that's been the family for a long time. How Just something to go out and have a little bit of fun with but my daily drivers I've been fortunate enough to get my hands on a new four runner and So that's kind of run around car here lately Enjoying that As much as i can there. So i enjoy getting out with them with the phone. Cars and On a nice day go cruising around a little bit. Have you had a chance to drive. A production subaru. I actually personally have not My team harrison got one. You know really soon after they came out right And yeah he drives it every single day he he enjoys it Definitely turns a lot of heads. I've had a bunch of people in the past that i've known to have the old generation that seven and stuff and That was always you know one of my favorite cars growing up with fast and furious and all that. They think they really made that car. Come to live with that show and I've always always wanted to get my hands on. Hold on you'd think Given what you do for a living they might be able to hook you up with a test drive. No kidding i. I know that you know. I'm sure eventually down the road once we once able to go back to normal that The super has been a pace car. You know throughout a couple of these races so You know they all get my chance to right around the pace car or something one time then. One all right so looking ahead to this weekend. It's wrote america. The place is so long. I think it could take a bathroom break between elapse. What's your outlook that place. That is a big row. Course you know for a road racer. I'm sure they love it. I mean it's got the best of every world you know you've got super is feed sections you've got slow you've got elevation changes All kinds of stuff at that racetrack So that's a that's a fun row course but it's challenging man. I mean especially coming in there no practice or anything I go back to what i said. Before that simulator helped so much With you know. Get your breakpoints back. kinda looking for markers again so Last year there. I didn't have a great practice but we actually ended up having a decent race So i'm looking forward to going back every year. That i come to the row courses. I have way more confidence you know. I have More knowledge than i did before of of the place so I'm sure this time around our. I'll be pretty prepared for it and then a bunch of detracts Daytona road course. Have you had a chance to do the rolex twenty four. i haven't It's gonna be interest. That would've been helpful. That would that would be big At the same time i. I'm sure that those cars that run on that track. Are you know way beyond what our cars people doing And that's something that i've ran into in the past with runnin. The series and stuff. And i think they helped so much with getting. You know visuals down but it does any with you. Know how you drive the track You know because they're just so different Our cars are so heavy. They don't like to turn back left to right really quick whereas you know cards designed for it really Really makes you feel like you're super pan out there so That that that's kind of my experience with brian. different series of at road courses. Hit ready But it would be nice just to see the track for sure absolutely our brand jones. I really appreciate the time as always time always flies with you. I mean it's so fun to talk to you. It flies by. I wish we could spend the whole hour with you but the best of luck this weekend and throughout the rest of the season absolutely man. I appreciate you guys taking the time to have us on and look forward to the future. Mike us at facebook dot com slash the final lap sometimes in business. The unexpected comes calling. But i'm gonna say it unprecedented times. 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Interview: Brandon Jones
"This is golf. Final land weekly on vital with us today. Once again his brandon jones. Welcome back to the program. Thanks for having us back out here. Las vegas and talk you guys always and It's looking good for us this weekend. Man we've got menards back on our car Man we've got a really fast super again. So i'm i'm excited Short practice today. that's different for us. but we may have made the best of it. Did a couple of different things actually worked on pit road. A lot there at the practice Get some good speed out of our our our super too so looking forward to see what tomorrow holds the The lack of practice and obviously testing Does that mean you need to use a you know he and racing and all that stuff a little more. Yeah you have to pay attention more to your resources You know we've we've got great great great cup drivers we've got some good externally drivers came over and we've got toyota simulator. Which is phenomenal. We wear that thing out before you come to track. Every week we get a version of s and t. Now we get to use all that stuff man is is very very big watching your films before you come here watching or or paying attention to your notes that you wrote down from the previous races so there's a lot of stuff you gotta do before you come to the track to To be able to get there. But i feel like our prep work showing off pretty good this year. So you hear that kids. Homework doesn't stop when once you become a big time race car driver right. That's it man. That's nothing to find print. You think you're gonna be able to climb on these things and it's going to be a piece of cake but There's a lot of stuff you want to be. Great these these simulators. I mean ten fifteen years ago it used to be just a cool game. You played now. It's actually a useful tool Yeah it's it's it's beyond my head at this point now because of what drives them and what what it takes to be able to operate one. There's a lot of moving parts but they're helpful Pretty big but. I think that i think it's helpful and you know one of the cool things that you see. Some of the drivers williams is a big spokesman for i racing and that's one of the things that kids at home can do before they maybe started wanting to become racers and that might drive them to become racers one day and it's helping them out to use. That's pretty cool. I talked to william just recently today and he actually owns a sim team. Now it's crazy. It's becoming business actually had a friend from a long time ago when i was big into the erasing. He's actually on williams team now almost one their daytona race. So pretty cool man to be able to see what it takes to be an eraser It's it's pretty cool those guys crew on themselves. They're making their own setups on and all that stuff is great. I mean that's a bunch of different stuff that you never got before you see yourself. Maybe after he retired. Maybe doing that fulltime. I don't think so. Man i I have. I have a a life after this. I love. i love doing military work and working with those guys and With a with a few contracts that civilian contracts that kind of helped train our guys and provide live fire in live drills for them so i think if i was ever to be done with this maybe switch over to that side of things and have fun with them. But i'm in it right now to try to get to the cup level in this in this sport. That's where i wanna be. You know at at one point in my life at someday so Like you said doing all your homework. All the right things trying to lead up to that point i saw the The super pace cars right outside here. They look amazing. Have you had a chance to one of those we. We've done a lot of work with toyota on them Men really car really sporty car. We just released a couple different ones in daytona. We released the gt four race version. Then so pretty. Cool stuff man. That cars really looking. Nice what do you drive personally. I drive a forerunner personally. I got a brand new twenty twenty. Tr d all some also machine army green. It's pretty well. But it's it's a fun run around car for sure. Are you into mods at all on it. i. I haven't got the the what's okay from toyota on it so they actually provided me with the car. I was fortunate enough not to pick it out and find what i wanted so that was pretty cool. But i haven't done much to. It actually has a couple of grades from tr. D on their pro level of things There's a couple of winding and stuff that i wanted to at least tinted. Yeah exactly. I wanna get some cool The big cool military stars or something to put in the back windows and stuff. I think that'd be pretty cool. I saw on your twitter account. Here you've been given away sunglasses. That's kind of cool. yeah this is second year now team and wiley ex. And that's a. That's a fun partnership with those guys and you see all the people that are while x and it's it's all quality drivers it's all some of the best of the best Kind of add your name that list. I that's something to be proud of affiliate and you give away a lot. So there's good good odds absolutely. I mean if you if you follow a pages brand jones racing jones. rac twitter all that good stuff. You never know what pops up. You didn't get a hat giveaway sunglasses all kinds of cool stuff. Preseason you guys do a lot of photo shoots and video stuff for tv. And that's something you never thought you'd be doing when you said. Hey i want to be a race car driver stuff they leave out that's for sure Production is huge in the off season. I mean we're making new content for our sponsors. That are coming up. You know stuff that fox and nbc is doing so all that good stuff is what's going on behind the scenes and some of it's really cool. I think that the the production things that they come up with a pretty impressive. Sometimes they make you do some weird stuff you ever think. What is that going to be. And then you see it on tv and like oh. That's kind of cool all the time. There's a couple of shoots that i've done on my man. There's no way that this is going to turn out and sure enough man you see it all together and i hope that actually that actually was pretty pretty. Awesome so yeah. There's there's been multiple times that i've said that obviously safety a big topic Recently in nascar. it's incredible. Is there anything you could see yourself adding or seeing them. Add to production car. That you and i drive on the streets that has an it should have man. That's all i don't know i don't know what the right answer that is drive drive big trucks. I guess and then everybody would be okay but no man. It's it's impressive to see what we've been able to accomplish. I mean from you. Know from from having avenue casualties in sport to now have an erect like that and walking away out of it within days. I mean that's that's impressive recently. I've i've switched you know everything. I owned a carbon and the in the car now as aluminum forever loved aluminum. But once i kind of get used the carbon seat. I've never turned back from that to such additive there but we take all precautions man as much as we can. You know we don't think about the kind of stuff that's nothing that ever runs through our minders drivers on. That's why i hate to see it for the for the guys involved in a wreck two because not same time. You're you're not thinking about any of that stuff man and it happens every single time you come today tone. I mean you have a big big wreck as somebody just severity of it as a driver. You know you've always got the windshield and you never get to see what happens behind you after after it all works out. How much stronger is the carbon-fiber stuff. I've never seen that test of it. Really i just know. I just know the majority of the fields into it but i i've actually have never seen a comparison to one after a wreck you know compared side by side but It's it's all well say it's all one piece the bucket at least one piece and I know a couple of carbon seats have gone even one piece headrest to you now combined into the seat so none of that stuff can break or band or anything there but you know anything you put in a car that's going to be. Sf i rated and ray-ban oscars is going to be safe. How is your offseason. Get a chance to relax at all a little bit. It goes by so fast you know two months is enough to wanna come back but we had fun we went to. We went to jamaica with some guys from the team. I i went to arkansas over thanksgiving a little bit Did did atlanta with the family there so it was a good time. Spent time with some family. Kinda got a little bit time to study up before. I came back fulltime here with gibbs and try to learn as much as i can before you hit the track. Any racing in the offseason did one was super super late. Model race ran in georgia. I think i've got one more left. If we stick to it as of now it's actually going to be aggressive one and one of my tracks. I raised that as a kid growing up. So that's kind of has some sentimental value to me. How important is a chemistry with your crew chief. And how's that going it's man. It's going great honestly. The first year was great. You know always pretty surprised to see how ellie mashed and It's so tough to every year. Switched kuchis because i feel like towards the end of twenty nineteen me and him or just now on the same page and we got that i win at kansas and everything was coming together with great so it was cool to see. We could keep all that same stuff together. we had the friendship relationship. Kinda have the side to to where we're not gonna let the friendship kind of stuff get an get in the way of of making sure we know what we need to do. And then you got the eyes in the sky. The spotter i mean that's got to be equally important. Stevie reeves is new to us there. And it's it's been good man. He's he's a heck of a spotter been in the sport along time he's driven before Maritime i get a spotter that's had driving experience in the past. It's always played big dividends to us. I think he just knows you know so much more to look for when he's up on the roof now being a driver that he can kind help me out with. Change my lineup. Maybe i'm driving into deep Things like that. So he's he's been a big help to us so far when you first start out with a spotter you have to tell them the things that you want to be told and the things that you like to be told and we kinda he does the same for me and we all actually myself mentoring and stevie all went to to launch one day about an hour and a half or sat down went through everything that we can think of. We were able to listen to some of his audio from last year as well so we kind of had an idea of what he said and things like that but at the end of the day we did talk about what i would like and what he thought he could do and what he couldn't do for me that he spot for your lunch to the forks on the right. Yeah it was No not too bad. Not too bad but i was. I was waiting for it to come all right brandon jones. Thanks so much for being on the final lap again and good luck this weekend. Thousand man thank you. Mike us facebook dot com slash the final lap. Like us sometimes in business. The unexpected comes calling. 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Daily - Daytona Xfinity Recap - Cindric Wins, again
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is on. NASCAR series action going down from the road course at Daytona were Austin Syndrich. Well, another week another win he takes his fifth chequered flag in the last six races. Wow. Dominating fashion to leading twenty. One of the fifty two laps on this new road course for NASCAR pursues it was a of survival there at the end. You know that's that's what makes these races difficult as they are is to to make it to the finish. So obviously, we were contender all day. Trying to get a race car a little better and obviously had to fight through in that second stage trying reince physician does just a solid day really up until that point obviously being on the bottom on that restart I felt like I'd made enough mistakes trying to come through the field you know diving three why did the outside knowing that there's a pretty big limitation trying to do that. So I saw it coming I was surprised that I headed it to two hundred percent on this still that obviously was coming to the catalyst for us today and put us in a great spot to be able to execute on restarting Komo with a win. Brandon Jones finished the race in second followed by no Gregson, AJ Almudena and Andy lally rounds out the top five. Now Austin Syndrich points lead check. This out is now forty eight over chase Briscoe. Both are now tied with five wins on the season. Noah. Gregson is third in the standings followed by Ross chastain and Harrison Burton rounds out the top five. Now up next for the experiment series, they are going to tackle the monster mile at Dover for a doubleheader weekend. Saturday at twelve thirty, PM and Sunday one thirty PM Eastern. Dot Com.
Daily - Kansas Xfinity Recap Briscoe Wins
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. Okay, now, expanding series action went down from Kansas speedway over the weekend. This is playoff NASCAR action at its best let's take a look five to one Austin Hill, Justin Haley, Ryan Sieg, and Daniel. Hamrick came up one spot short of the win. But let's be honest. Nobody had anything whatsoever for this. Guy. Chase Briscoe gets his ninth win this season. Absolutely. Amazing. And totally dominated this race as well. It was definitely a a really good night and this awesome the star you know rounds of playoffs. The way we did you know to the dominate, the car we were into night was actually the same car we ran at or at at Vegas. So I wish we could take it to Phoenix because it's been unbelievable sheared one. Second in the other one. So just off everybody ought to be able to bring the calvert. We've brought playoffs Hopefully, we can continue this the next three weeks and obviously the most important in Phoenix. You don't believe me chase won both at the stages and lead a hundred and fifty nine of the two hundred laps. Absolutely. Amazing. He automatically moves onto the championship for race at Phoenix at the end of the season, which is kind of expected given. The season he's had, which means only three spots remain as the series does battle at Texas and Martinsville a couple of weeks currently, the top four drivers are Austin Syndrich Brandon Jones Justin all. And of course, winner this past weekend chase Briscoe who is locked. Up.
Daily - Two Xfinity Series Race Recaps from Homestead-Miami Speedway
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on the NASCAR xfinity series had a double shot of action over the weekend from homestead Miami speedway. Let's see here on. Saturday was no Gregson who led eighty-three laps on his way to an easy victory that has until a late caution allowed Harrison Burton scoot away on the final restart to capture. The chequered flag still works out. In the long run that caution, knock them out. He probably would have come out of there with the wind so. We have more to night but that's what makes it seem so good. We were nowhere to be found in the first age so now that we have night to go to work. Out where we need to be Boston, centric with second, Noah Gregson ended up third anthony, afraid and Dale earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top five in his one and only scheduled start of the season over on Sunday. It was pretty much the same story Noah. Gregson let tunnel laps, but went home empty-handed as chase. BRISCOE visited victory lane, instead, probably one of the hardest races. Because back back. You're buying new. Orleans takes one or two days to Kinda recover from the day before, and we didn't have an opportunity. Ever yesterday so sure that was a lot of it, but he has definitely Tom and then. Way Higher than yesterday I felt like Brandon Jones was second, followed by Ross chastain Ha Dinger with another solid run and Noah Gregson rounds out. The top five as the series heads to Talladega, superspeedway this coming weekend, Mike US at facebook dot com slash the final lap like us.
Daily - Kansas Fantasy NASCAR Picks
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy. Is is on. We bring bringing up to speed on all the changes. We've seen an NASCAR over just the last week. Alex Bowman was announced the driver of the number forty, eight car in twenty twenty one no word yet on who will take over his eighty eight ride Glenn Boyer announced. He's retiring fulltime racing at the end of the year and joining Fox sports for some TV commentary Brandon Jones is returning to Joe Gibbs racing to drive their xfinity series car their number nineteen machine for his sixth full-time season and that series Matt Benedetto is going to continue to drive the number twenty one wood brothers racing car in two thousand and twenty one but that's it. And Syndrich has inked a multi year contract extension with team penske and he will drive would brothers number twenty, one in twenty, twenty two, and finally Haley Deegan make her truck series debut this weekend at Kansas and AJ dinner is on talking about Jimmy Johnson has met to Nascar and to himself I truly think he's met everything. I mean he's always been so hopeful with me when I've had questions upfront you know he's telling you the truth. I think you ask a lot of young drivers. He's probably done the same for them. He's been everything that's four. He's a true wheel man. I love that he's going to car racing next year trying something that he's always dreamed of I. Know He's Super Pumped about that I think you can do a great job. So we're all better because of Jimmy Johnson being in the sport of actor Mike us at facebook dot com slash the final lap like us.
Daily - Charlotte ROVAL Xfinity Recap - Allmendinger Wins
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. From Charlotte Motor speedway over the weekend, the wroval imagine racing a river almost literally that's what the conditions were like for the series and defending race winner Aj Almond. Dinger nabs the wind for the second season in a row racing time for colored racing two thousand, Eighteen I. Didn't know how much I was ever GonNa if I thought I might still race but I didn't know how much I would race. So. Everyone is a big deal. That's why we do it. It's to go out there and perform at your best and you know with colleague racing. It's the bigger deal. Was it. It was great to get the way in but with just a winning last week Ross a great job today in the wed and did what he had to do to move to the next round of the playoffs. So it's it's a great day for all of us to be able to get a win to get both cars to the next round the playoffs the I really believe that one of these guys just in Roskin. Win, a championship. So that was that was big for the whole organization. Let's see here Aj led twelve laps on the day, but that doesn't make it easy. They were grueling to say the least Noah Gregson ends up second followed by Daniel Hamrick labbe an Ross chastain rounds out the top five in playoff race number three for that series. The driver's moving on to the next round of their playoff system is Ryan Sieg, Ross chastain Brandon Jones, Justin Haley, Noah Gregson Justin all Guy Austin, Syndrich, and Chase Briscoe of next for their round of eight Kansas speedway. Then it's on a Texas and Martinsville. Dot Com.
Daily Richmond Xfinity Recap - Allgaier Sweeps
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. NASCAR expanding series action going down from Richmond were just all proved. He is a championship threat for the twenty twenty series title sweeping the weekend heading to Victory Lane in both races brace number one, lead seventy, eight of the two, hundred, fifty laps feels great. You know we've had fast cameras all year long and everybody sports is work their butts off and put us in position many times and you know the definition of is an opportunity means preparation. When we've been prepared, the opportunity hasn't come, and in one we've had the opportunity we. Haven't been prepared and the team today did a fantastic job of executing. We just hit our start at the right part of the season and and we need to keep doing what we're doing keep executing and shot at a lot more of these at the end of the year. Let's see here. Just Haley was second followed by Kyle Busch Austin Syndrich and Ross chastain rounding out the top five race number two all are dominated this thing one, hundred, thirty, five laps lead of the two, hundred fifty and to be able to go back to. The last night is I was so pumped to be able to give Blake cooked victory lane get built time to victory lane but didn't turn back around and to get to get a brand new victory lane today just made made the weekend that much more special for this one JEB. Burton finished second followed by Ross chastain harrison burden and Noah Gregson rounds out the top five playoff rankings. Look like this Justin Haley is fifth and you got Brandon Jones Gregson Justin all chase Briscoe and Austin Syndrich leads by seven points and five wins as that series heads Bristol this weekend like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap.
Daily - What happened to the NextGen NASCAR?
"The final lap with kerry murphy is is on whatever happened to the next gen nascar. We kept hearing about well. Its debut has been postponed one year due to kobe. But they are testing that car this week at charlotte motor speedway. This time is a little different. Though as two cars will be part of the test with kurt. Busch and martin tricks junior wheeling these future machines. They will test the rubble configuration today. As a matter of fact and then the oval on wednesday ricky stenhouse. Junior grabbed a win in florida on friday night at the us cis battle at the beach finals at southern raceway in milton. He made a last lap. Pass for the win in the twenty five lap feature over hayden campbell in the cup series stenhouse at three top fives and four top. Tens for jt daugherty racing. This season harrisonburg. Is going to remain at joe gibbs racing driving the number twenty xfinity series machine for next year harrison. Season was quite good this year. Despite not being in the final four at phoenix racking up four wins fifteen. Top five and twenty two top tens leading two hundred ninety one laps on the season. He joins teammates brandon jones and daniel hamrick for the j our xfinity series program by the way we chatted with harrison recently on the final weekly. You can download and subscribe for free wherever you get your podcasts. As mentioned daniel hamrick is joining. Jj to drive their number eighteen car pushing riley herbst out of that ride. Henrik becomes the veteran on that team with the most track experience anti ran a part time schedule for junior motorsports season with seven top fives to his credit dot com up fear with holiday. Cheer at the all busch gardens. Christmas celebration experience a winter wonderland as you walk through eight festive villages with twinkling lights holiday decor and entertainment busch gardens. Christmas celebration is a limited capacity event. Select dates through january third take advantage of the biggest sale of the year going on now through november twenty seven by one to park membership. Get one half off during the black friday sale. Make your reservation. Today restrictions apply.
Daily - Pocono Truck and Xfinity Series Recap
"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on NASCAR xfinity series action going down from Pocono raceway over the weekend, which was more of a wreck fest. Let's be honest as an example. Just all number seven car finished sixth with the front of his car torn off that happen, but good on him to victory. Lane went the ninety eight car of Chase Briscoe for the fourth time. This season I definitely dot. Our race was for the most part over as far as women on probably unable to get back to the odds, because a lot of good positive for up, but we're. Come from the back Ross Chastang came up one spot shorter win in second place, so no watermelon smashing on the front stretch for him or US followed by Germany Clements Mayan. Snyder and Michael rounds out the top five now Briscoe is the points leader by just three points over Gregson up next for the xfinity series. All this is going to be so cool road course action from Indianapolis. Motor speedway right there in the infield. That's coming up this weekend. NASCAR truck series action from Pocono raceway over the weekend where Brandon Jones took his Kyle Busch motorsports truck to victory lane and check this out. It was for the first time in his career for that series. Yeah, this is big. That was the only thing that was missing and now that. I. Think I've got at least long. Win a new one day. That's that's what I WANNA. Hear. Alleged eleven laps in the race to pick up the W. Austin Hill was second, followed by Sheldon Creed Todd Gill and and Ben Rhodes rounds out the top five Austin Hill by the way is your points leader by fifty one over Ben Rhodes up next for that series Kentucky speedway, but not until July, eleventh. Dot Com. Music fans do your part to help those in need with rock for relief on July. Third Rock for relief is an online event to benefit feeding America with the effects of Corona virus, fifty million Americans, including eighteen million children are facing hunger, and we're raising awareness with help from friends like Super Juicy? Surani, Gavin Rosedale Corey Taylor and many more logon. Enjoy the show and donate what you came for Info. Head to rock for relief dot net.
EP 203101: Garage Pass
"In? The mid week ratings were way down, but Denny Hamlin believes certainly got to focus on voting these races and getting the word out and the king on. A whole team to do it and he was the base team. Arcaro NPR garage pass. Have you written a book and WanNa. Get it published. Page publishing a sap. We're looking for authors of all types of books, and unlike most publishers page publishing will take the time to review each and every book submitted to us, and if we like what we read, we will get your book into bookstores and for sale online at Amazon. Apple Itunes Store Barnes, and noble and other outlets. We handle everything, editing, cover, design, printing, publicity, and distribution, so if you've written. Written a novel Children's Book Cookbook Inspirational work or a biography and wants to get it published called page publishing now for your free author submission Kit your road to fame and fortune could very well start with this simple phone call, eight, hundred, two, nine, six, one, two, nine, four, eight, hundred, two, nine, six, one, two, nine, four, eight, hundred, two, nine, six, one, two, nine four once again. That's eight hundred two. Two six, twelve, ninety four, the TV ratings for the four Midweek Cup races that were run this year to make up for some of those mis because of the coronavirus pandemic, and as an experiment to maybe one day short, and the season were down thirty seven percent from a typical Sunday afternoon race last Thursday's Kansas winner Denny Hamlin feels a lot of fans just didn't get the memo. One thing I noticed. Noticed with the ratings is anytime. We move away from a Sunday three thirty time slot. It hurts rating because people get used to okay, we'll Sunday so the race got to be on early three, thirty eastern right, but when you have a Thursday or a Wednesday, were really certainly got a focus on promoting these races and getting the word out. That were on TV in in the middle of the week. I don't think there's any shortages of is, but I think that certainly the promotion side of things is what we really got to ramp up whenever we have a midweek race. Because certainly I think if people are at home, their home more. They are probably on a Sunday afternoon. To be honest with you. It's just we gotta low. Know that we're racing. Meanwhile, there are reports. Christopher Bells Cup team Levine. Family racing has been looking to sell. They've made it no secret. They're struggling. Struggling to stay open in twenty twenty one because of financial problems brought on by cove vid Nineteen Brandon Jones captured his second xfinity series. Win of the at Kansas, but runner up Austin. Syndrich has taken over the regular season championship lead by four points over chase briscoe and cup driver. Matt Benedetto is celebrating his twenty ninth birthday, and now a game of commercial chicken brought to you by progressive where we see how long flow can go without talking about insurance. Ready Go. Oh, hi! Okay? Guess we should talk about something. Kind of tough to be put on the spot, not say. But I know what I'm definitely not talking about. Driver's assistant regressive to say. Okay you win? We can't help but save customers money progressive casualty insurance. Company and affiliates a couple of sad notes. Bob. Baer who built the New Hampshire Motor. speedway has passed away. He was ninety three and the first engine builder to make the Nascar Hall of Fame Maurice Petty died over the weekend at age eighty one nickname chief. He helped his daddy and brother Richard Capture. Capture seven championships and one hundred ninety eight wins without somebody like him. That's my brother then Richard Petty. Wouldn't one racer Dale inman would be in the hall of fame, probably not evenly paid pinpointed whole team to do it, and he was the base of the tape Prn's garage pass sponsored by progressive drivers who save with Progressive Save over seven hundred fifty dollars on average.
MRN Outloud Martinsville
"Welcome to another edition of 'em are out loud. I'm what he came getting except for the races at Martinsville. This weekend, we're going to talk a little finicky series racing in the playoffs Brandon Jones will join us. He's just four points below the cut line as we head back to the paper clip with the extended series for the first time in fourteen years. But with Brandon, we get a bonus because he's doing two races at Martinsville. He's also running again to RV and outdoor truck series race for Kyle Busch motorsports. We'll talk about all that next with Brandon Jones. Stay with us. Citywide do countryside whatever you drive wherever you go Hercules. Tires has the value selection and industry leading warranty to get you there. No matter where the rotates you go to Hercules tire dot com there you can find the nearest authorized Hercules retail location to you plus you can use the tire tracker to find out which Hercules tire fits your vehicle. The best. That's Hercules tire dot com. Hercules tires ride on our strength. We're joined. Now by Brandon Jones, who drives the number nineteen Toyota supra is it Joe Gibbs racing with menards on the side four points out as we head to Martinsville for the last chance qualifier if you will to make the championship four at Phoenix and Brandon you're right there but man I since a little frustration with you the past couple of weeks because you were running very well, and then got taken out in the last stage. Are you are you able to put all that behind you? Now? I mean you pretty much got no choice. Yeah I mean you said it have we. We don't have much choice going into this weekend but. It is frustrating because I felt like this was the round I was I was really looking forward to on was so excited in. Surprised, at sometimes Allie Mae at the first one, you know there was some tracks that really really composed some some free difficult Thanks for you. We did a great job getting through Talladega through the roof Had Two great race cars these past couple weeks and I just hate that they've ended the way that they have and. Felt like I could've probably won both races that we've been in and just just brought to them. Circumstances didn't allow for it. So I am looking forward to Martinsville honestly this weekend it's been a long time since I've been there in a truck and up you know now with. With this being the cutoff, his actually ran so many simulated this week of exhausted simulator I think we getting close to probably six hundred plus laps on that. So I'm excited I'm looking forward to it like you mentioned too and got the truck race and. Man I don't see anybody but myself really in the truck race that that's going to be an extended ray. So I see a huge a huge step already air to two Allen's from the racetrack and absent confidence before. A couple of things about the truck race I wanted to touch on with you does that that vehicle translate much to what you're gonNA feel in the expenditure car because I think it will be more like a making sure. You've got your rhythm, right? Isn't it? It's going to be more than thing. Yeah. I I. Agree with that for sure you know the the trump surprisingly have a bunch of horsepower but there no RPM in the truck with the new elmo motor and so that gives you a different sense of feel on the on the power cars on. So that's the only big difference with them. I just feel like that. you get straightaways quicker with xfinity car yet these a little bit more break possibly but absolute getting a rhythm looking at a markers is, is there any breaking points on the track? We're going to be a fairly the same when I drove on the simulator this week truck extending they're fairly close I feel I go ma breaking points and things like that and. Possibly more breaking xfinity car also, honestly mess around the corporal that do you know we have so many guys that you know from from the Cup series at Jj are that the post gala on tires do test sessions simulator at Toyota that I can look at traces there, and so I actually had all three cars as we just to get a feel for it just to get an idea. Obviously when you get to the Cup cards, it's it's more power is more breaking. So kind threw out the window, not not adding a cup race for myself, but still just to get the IBM get the point of it so. I thought that was pretty interesting to see the differences between the three. Now, the news came down a little while ago that your crew chief for this race Danny stock that's going to be suspended because of a tire that got away at a Texas Motor speedway. You do have a truck win this year, but I'm curious have you worked with West Ward who's going to be your crew chief now for the fifty one trump? I never s West Pretty Well I. I've actually not worked with him in a race yet i. think that the truck race is fairly short. I WANNA say it's two hundred laps so and you know there's there's actually a chance you could just pick one time. So there probably won't be really honestly a big strategy to play in the race I'm curious to see what happens a Texas. Things for sure. But if we're the first race on the racetrack, tracks can be super green no rubber lay down at all with it being really called I. Don't see tar taking much for over or the trunk taking over. So that'll be pretty interesting free. If that's the case We'll probably end up paying more just just to get those tires off into not have any cording problems reaping their online answer that's the issue and he got to the Martinsville. We've been talking about a bunch so. That that'll be the only thing and I think Wessel rate jogging I mentioned I. Know Him Pretty Well and I. Will have a really set up in a truck tag to come to the track with. No you bring up an interesting point you talked about Texas and everybody knows about the rain that's been happening there and all that you guys had your own experience by racing a monsoon at Charlotte earlier this year and the thing that always comes up as you see all over social media, why don't they just put rain tires on them and let them go put it to rest for us. Why won't that work on Oval where you're going full speed I know you had some of that at Charlotte but you're not up to the full speed in those turns like would be. Correct you just mentioned it. That's that's the issue you know at a row of at even a ton of course you got the infield section you know. So your speeds are just not what they are. I mean we're hidden turn one ask our turn WANNA almost first year on some of those racetracks in your climate through ears. Surprisingly, it's on the on the oval really well, I was thinking. Young, those races Oh my gosh. This is not going to be good when you get on banking but surprisingly they they didn't do well but I just don't see you being able to you know go all you have down the straightaway and get to the corner you'd have to you'd have to really break down. It will be interesting for sure but I just I don't think that I just don't think that it would it will hold up what would look like at a road course for that reason in spite of what you just said, you know all the twitter people are now going to be going well, Brandon Jones said they stick pretty well, you know that's going to happen right? You opened up the. Really trying to back with. The facts that probably not going to happen because the simple fact that the speeds are just going to be credited different but Yeah. I'm sure somebody'll get older. Let's talk a little about the extent of the race because that's your day job your main job four points out. But the spread is not very much even Austin Syndrich in. There's only fourteen points to the good and one incident at Martinsville can take care of that. So with that being the case, you can't really focus on just catching one guy and racing him are you a guy that wants to keep up with those numbers of where am I? What do I gotTa do all race or do you just play your game and not worry about that until the very end? I feel like our our position that we're in that. It's honestly GonNa, be exhausting. It kept up with the points I have a feeling. I could be wrong but I have a strong feeling that. It's going to be constant. All Day were an were outran route. It's just GONNA be back in a back for on. So you know I think that we just go to our ordeal and race the. Racing these racetracks the past couple of past couple weeks really I mean we've we've had speed no matter what track it is if it's short track or or Mama half row course or whatever we've been doing really good. I mentioned that we had so much simulator time this week I I really feel that with everything that we put into it this weekend that will have the speed to Toronto front the entire, race. And you still have the in my opinion you still have to win the race to make it to the last one. I think that you can still point your way into the into the final four winnings obviously gonNA, take care of every bit of it for you but you go out there and has amazing stages. In you know you have a really good final stage I think you're going to be in really good shape and the wave bruins race in the past couple of weeks even the ones that are in the playoffs. I've a feeling that it's going to be Reaction Act especially, you know not not being orange for so long some these hours haven't seen this place forever, but we all watched the cup racing we always truck races in and we still get the gist of how race around that track. So I'll be curious to see the ones that are being aggressive how that turns out for him, and if they're able to make it work, I was reading that stat to fourteen years since xfinity series has run at Martinsville that just kind of blew my mind away as you get there, you're having obviously your best season, your best career season. With three wins so far in the series, but I want to talk a little bit about your crew chief Jeff rendering back in the day used to be a racer himself back at Concord, and we're doing cable TV out there. So does he ever go you know back when I drove to see ever play that card on you man he goes into that too much but I'm gonNA. Get Him on that now that you mentioned that I will definitely get the he'll. He'll enjoy that for sure but. He's jumped does a really good job of my thinking of of me out on racing against you know, I, think to me that's what makes crucial you so good. It's not just being good race cars the track it's helping driver out as much as you can to, and he's got all the tools in front during the race and and you know before the race as well. So in any information that cheese give in. The right way they give it on I think Jeff does a good job at that. So I'll bring it up sure well, I mean it does Kinda. Give them a good perspective to know what it's like from the driver's seat instead of just from strictly like an engineering side of it to help you out along the way you mentioned a little bit earlier about the simulator and putting in a lot of laps I think people. May Not, be quite as aware of how realistic these things are when you get to a track after a lot of time in the SIM. I'm imagining that you don't get surprised too much by what you see because Gif folks that idea of how realistic these things are now. Impressive than it's it's probably beyond ahead of of how they work. Every. Manufacturer has room simulator. You know it's not just Toyota four and Chevy and everyone hazard their own designated simulator for the drivers It's a pretty much computer computer generated car of what we have at Gibbs and so Every little inch down to the chassis is recorded I'm sure somehow putting the junior and you're basically driving your race car you know it's not just a generic model that everyone has it's your exact chassis that you're driving and You know it's the shock has everything that they put on that car you're gonNA, show up the track with so Yeah, I mean. Especially, with practice, you know not naive or practice or having all session I think that's what you have to do. I mean, I, know that we were in full swing things you know I don't. I don't think that every week all the drivers were in there. But now you know not even not even having that gathering utilizing at such shows you how big of a tool than it really is whenever you're limited like this on on time and in our practice. But the only thing that they have to figure out some how to make do I don't know if it's ever Gonna be able to work. But there's no g forces that the sound has movement as Yawn has things that it does. Hit The wall smashes you're out and stuff but it somehow needs to replicate you feeling loose or you feeling like you're like you're not stuck in the track on. That's the one thing that it doesn't do but I don't know. When you think about that, it's not a bad thing because it makes you attack old time you know does it doesn't make lift and make you run a laugh. That's probably you know that you're more capable of So I feel get it honestly prepares me to be aggressive right off the the trump. You mentioned earlier following some of the lines the Joe Gibbs Cup guys have taken Martinsville and seeing what that was like what I'm curious I know it's difficult with the whole corona virus restrictions and all but do you ever get a chance to pick those guys brains like denny? Hamlin is having a spectacular year Kyle's one about everything. There is to be one and you're driving his truck you much of a chance to to pick their brains. Yeah I mean face to face right now not not a lot lot. You know we call was coming over running xfinity and and those guys when they were able to run some races. Do we have a little bit more time and more face to face contact but I feel like you know running tiles struck this year abondoned and having that raised that we won and everything there. That's honestly Kinda helped open the door a little bit to get information from Kyle and to get some tips and stuff on from from several. Yeah. Absolutely. We're going to lean on those guys avant especially coming into this weekend pick the brains exactly what they thank. With with there being no race, there's there's not a film for me to walk. So you know I'm going to go back and up I. Guess Watch trucks for sure being in that race and try to see exactly kind of what happened throughout both those races. But on. That's one thing that's super nice about it is. If you can watch the whole race and then rector questions down, you can then go and ask them you know what you like. Try and get out of them and stuff. So. That's a big help coming into tracks especially doubt inventive. Let's finish up with this Brennan a few weeks ago it was announced that you'll be back at Joe Gibbs racing next year and imagine with all the craziness we've seen not just from the year. But this is silly season seems like it's been crazier than others was that a moment where you kind of went. I'm glad that's out of the way. Yeah absolutely I'd been you know we've been working so hard to WanNa come back to together one of the another shot especially after the season that we've had this year I really feel that we're gonNA really knock it out of the park next year as well with these guys. But that was a pretty big relief. You know I, don't get worked up about into our even I'm typically focused on exactly on what the goal is for this year, and that's to get the final four that have shot to win the championship but it was nice knowing the back of her head that. We'll have next year as well to kind of fall back on the rely on so. I'm excited. I really enjoyed my time at at Joe Gibbs racing in getting to know a coach we call him and to know everybody over there. It's been a pretty, pretty enjoyable couple of seasons. Will Brandon congratulations on the strong year the deal for next year all locked up and stress free is definitely the way to go through it. We appreciate your time. Thanks for having. This Brandon Jones drives the number nineteen, Toyota Supra at Joe Gibbs Racing Manar on the side of that car you'll be running two races this weekend at Martinsville. You can hear them both right here on the motor racing network we'll be right back. Sir Are you aware you were going forty miles an hour. This is a residential area. Sure. But I'm on my lawnmower wait. Am I getting a ticket? No I've just never seen anyone top nine miles an hour on one of those bad boys and mother attire lawn thirty seconds click into you. Well, it did fuel up at Sonoko this morning at Sonoko we know a few peak performance. We've been doing it for American racing for over fifty years fuel your best. Well, that's all the time we've got on this week's edition of our out loud we WANNA thank Brandon Jones for joining us as he tries to make his way into the championship four at Phoenix and don't forget. He'll also be running the truck race there as well. You can hear both those races as well as the cup race on the motor racing network check dot com for complete schedule listings and all the information you need to get you through the weekend until we see you right back here next week I'm what he came. Home.