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20 - 2019 Daytona 500

Lumpy's Sports Show Podcast

21:52 min | 2 years ago

20 - 2019 Daytona 500

"What's happening everybody? Welcome to another. Addition of lumpy sports show podcast. I appreciate the time. You're putting into listening to this on today's episode. I just kind of went back and forth and talk about NASCAR this week last weekend was the Daytona five hundred the big race of the year. The the the biggest race for NASCAR on the air, which some people may seem that is the first race. But let's just tout is kicks off the season and everyone's excited about that. So sat through and watched a pretty exciting race. And and I talked about it here on my podcast. So thanks for listening. All right. So we're gonna talk Daytona five hundred today when I first was getting ready to watch the race. I was wondering if this was going to be a boring race on Sunday because the Finnity race was just dreadful single file no passing and I don't even normally watch the x Finnity races. But my first race in years been three months, I'll watch that. And the Daytona five hundred and the Senator was awful. So I was just worried about I was wondering if that was going to be how it turned into. But fortunately for all of us. It didn't I thought it was a brilliant racing. All the way. Just excitements filled from Matt Benedetto has taken out throughout the race. And I kept popping up mass really cool to see Debenham detto up at the front of the front of the pack racing mean led the most laps there for quite a bit of the race. He was just up there. I like that guy seems pretty down to earth and has had work for everything that he is accomplished so far, and I was really hoping that he was going to be able to pull off something. Whether it was the top five or be there for the win at the end of the day, which would have been a long shot, but he was running. So well, he was right there. But offer not as he got caught up into the twenty one car. Wreck as got turned by the twenty one car who Paul Menara to openly admitted that you know, that was a mistake on his end. He was kind of swerved back and forth in Canada got into his right, bumper turn them around and. Just caused mayhem. And started off, you know, as they always say cautions cautions in the race for some reason. But legit there were cautions after that? But so the first thing that I was gonna talk about was just how great it was to see Benedetto up there getting to the lead in leading all those laps and just being right there for almost the whole race. Not a couple times. He had one tough pit stop way was like sixteen seconds at that was going to hurt her for a little bit. But then I realized it's the restrictor plate race. And that probably won't hurt him as much because you can always drive your way back into these most of the time, especially with the stages where everyone's kind of off on a different pattern of pitstop. Some we're doing it early. So they can run the final forty laps on fuel sums were some guys were pushing later. So it was quite a quite a different strategy for all the all the stages and stuff, and that's a to some kind of cool excitement. But. Also in some ways for me. It's just kind of frustrating some ways because you're not getting the racing 'cause you know, halfway through a stage everyone's gonna start pitting so plus minuses to that. But anyways, dementia Debenham detto was the key to my race. It's a race that Denny Hamlin ended up winning. In. There's not the biggest fan of Hamlin nothing. I guess I'm just not, you know, I'm just not a fan of his. But it was cool to see him when the race especially after JD Gibbs on passed away earlier in the year. And this was the first right after that. So it was cool to see him winning it because eleven was his car essentially is number and brought a lot of these guys into NASCAR like demented at oh. You know, doesn't race footer J J R at this point. But as also cool to see that the the Gibbs cars finished one two and three just kind of some karma and started off the season that way was kind of cool some other big moments of the race that will kind of go through was. Stenhouse, Ricky Stenhouse, I think they said Harvick never did any media afterwards. Because Stenhouse, his jammed his way into an opening that wasn't really there. It was there for second. And basically took out Harvick. And I wanna say Kyle Larson at that point. It was these guys were raised racing towards the end there. Like, they were crazy crazy as people just go on where they wouldn't normally go some of it led to excitement. Some of it led to a lot of crashes. I think there was a total of. Thirty five minutes of red flags which kind of adds to the night, which leads me to another point. Was I missed the the racist starting at like ten or eleven AM Pacific time, which is where I'm based out of in central. Washington was always kind of cool to have the race start at ten you kinda just get some breakfast. Kinda go football you watch the race. And it's over by two o'clock at the worst now with them trying to get some of that prime time money in ratings and stuff they started at essentially twelve little after twelve Pacific. And then it leads into like today's Sunday's ended up at four thirty. I kind of missed the earlier start, you know, us being here on the west coast. You get those really star sitting still have the rest of the day to do something. And and it ends up being night race for me ends up being a night race because it goes into what seven o'clock Daytona time. And. It turns into the fourth of July cadres where it's all at nighttime. I kind of liked the history of it being newest star even want to think, maybe one o'clock eastern time in the past. And you get that heat. You get the tires and all that stuff. Now, it's like two different races. Because of the the starts I and how it runs into the night. Another thing. I was like I I can't stand the commercials. Good lord. There's a commercial on FOX every five minutes. I think and I purposely watch this race live. So I could keep up with it on Twitter and all that stuff. And I'm done I'm going to wait for the recording. When record it do my stuff watch it Sunday night. Forget about Twitter and able to fast forward through the commercials because Lord it was awful. Just stupid commercials to like the Pizza Hut. One with using cer- mix. A lot's baby got back home was the most dreadful commercial. I think ever seen that that the noth- of my complaining about the non race parts like commercials, and TV and all that stuff. So back to the Ray. So, you know, the first age I was surprised I was pleasantly surprised that the guys went double file from us race. There's a little bit here of going into that single file like we saw Saturday. With the finish the race. But then there was a small accident that kind of pull people out of that. And we went back to to double wide felt kind of bad for Koi Koi joins car because I was a bad ass old spice car. I just read today where he got picked up for cigarettes at Atlanta with his face on the car is pretty fun car is it was cool to see the creativity of designs and not just the hot rod kind of thing. Those cars are for advertising come up with creative ways to advertise and picked it up second race because all the TV time ago and Twitter time and everything that you saw with that paint scheme now. But so he got kind of shredded his car up early. The tire issue. So the the first stage was pretty good. You know, they they did some racing. There's a few accidents Kurt Busch. Trying to clear stat house got turned to Bubba Wallace. And Jamie McMurray who was able to come back in. It was actually leading some of the race or upfront towards the end in some ways. It was cool in other ways it kinda sucked because it looked like he was holding up the field because he just didn't have the car was beat to hell, and he didn't have the speed to do that. But he was holding it up in that crash. Dylan like, there's any any touching of the cars. Another one of those rare take the the air off the side of the car, and it is wipes amount. Spent going into other cars. You knew pretty early that like most of these restrictor plate races. There was gonna be the team alliances where you try to stick with your teammate or as Toyota did with Hendrix. They they worked out something where they were going to work together to try to beat the forwards 'cause there's not enough of the Toyota cars in the the Chevrolets to keep up with all the four cars at these at this point. And so they were doing that to to work together and the team alliances. I get that they need to be done. In these restrictor plates. But I just wish you know. There was a way to just race. Just raised who cares about the teams. But the air is so critical on these cars and building up the momentum of seven five six cars in a line that you need that to compete or you're gonna be fifteen seconds behind. So I get that part. I don't like it. But I get that part. Which is, you know, 'nother side, sir. I think it was the second stage early third. The cool part was is what the strategy like I was talking about. They. I think all but six cars pitted at some point in the stage. And so they came back out. And he's six cars by themselves were just hauling ass, and they were actually gaining on the rest of the field to where one point they were lapping some of the cars almost lapped in Hamlin, actually. But at some point Gallo to Harry for demanded Eto and the rest of those cars in that point to where they kinda pulled off and got out of the way and just let that go wasn't worth laughing and taking a chance on getting rack. But it's pretty cool to see how just those six cars were able to build up enough energy to catch up with the rest of the pack. So the stages were kind of cool, you know, after the after they paid it in the for stage some of the some of the cars kind of held back and didn't wanna fight for the points because the big picture in the in the Daytona five hundred the big picture is winning the race. It's not about points for the season. Getting those stage points. Some of them will get them. But it's not it's not about all that stuff. Some of the strategy was pretty cool to look at and just kind of figured out what was happening into the second stage. It was s- couple inter interesting points for that on one of the pitstops the twenty car hose that airline is coming out for cars. Got wrapped around another another tire changers. Neck like last soda less like a cowboy into an animal? That's pretty interesting. I'd never seen. I know that whip their chords out airlines like that. But it was pretty interesting to see that actually catch someone. So that was that was a first for me, the second stage the first half of it. The kind of the race kind of settled down. And and there was not a lot going on. I just a pretty calm stage. Actually the whole way through Blaney one. It's and and there was not a lot to see in the second stage. I think they were the calm was there. Consistent race consistent track time except for a caution from clergyman, which I thought was going to hurt some of the guys I depended on cow Bush, but we were able to see them holid- around and and take care of things. Get back up at the of the race or at the end of that stage right up in the third stage. Was one essentially all hell was breaking loose especially in the final twenty five. Twenty seven laps thirty laps the rag. I was talking about earlier were wiped out about twenty twenty one people that was the big one that initiated another big one the weirdest rack was as one couple teams were coming to pit BJ mcleod's trying to slow down in and where turns them and then read it came out of nowhere and got sideways and up onto Jimmy Johnson's car and ripped out Jimmy Johnson's whole right side in the back half of the car and Johnson was actually had a really good car, and he was running really well and look like he might be able to do something. But that pretty much ruined his day because it was hard for them to even fuel it from what they're showing on TV because really lucky that the crew the the pictures were not hurt because it was right there 'cause we're coming everywhere in spinning and fine around. And I mean that was some crazy. Stuff right there. Fortunately, no, one was hurt. But it was one of the more interesting pit road accidents. I've seen in a while. You know? And then another observation was watching Bubba walls run around with just a beat to hell car. Then he I think he ended up like seventeen or eighteen laps down. And I always wonder how pissed or these drivers they gotta drive around like that just again a few points here. And there in the big scheme of things I understand one point here. One point. There is the difference of a position or making the playoffs or not. But get guy. That's gotta suck. Whenever was also hauling around at two hundred miles an hour near sitting there. Trying to drive a hundred fifty whenever the speed is for that pretty sad. I mean, it's gotta suck. You know, when we got to thirty two laps left in starting to get to the to the big one and all that stuff. That's that's when you knew something was going to start to happen because everyone was just hammered at three three wide and just go for it was go for the. Money time go for the trophy time. And so that's when you start getting into collars had a crash there at the twenty minutes. I think that last of the race took forever because the racks in some commercials south. I was going on llegado was another person that I was like he was up there at the end. He was just kinda around there all day kinda in the top ten, but I thought he might have hold it off. But he just didn't get enough push from from the car behind him on the last re stop some of the cars that made it through the big wrecks were crazy like priests just shot through there and McDowell. And you're like, holy crap. You know 'cause a couple times it looked like they were going. He was gonna get collected. But just made it in their easy peasy, you know, and he was right up there for for the points. Another person I felt bad for Clint boy, it was really hoping he was gonna pull it off. He went for it. Try to pull up. Front of someone else in took out a lot of people, you know, the dentist. One was was Stenhouse Chevron his way into with Harvick. I'm sure hover. Call forget about that. And take care some retribution there at some point this season, just cling to clean his car out someday. Another the last wreck line castle must add throttle stick or some man, he went full speed into lamb Bryant Byron's car, and almost look because it was basically T-Bone at full speed were Byron's almost stuck. But he he got out of the cards amazing that these these guys get out of these cars like it's no big deal. They're safe like that Twenty-one corrector doing two hundred miles an hour, and all of a sudden the guy's going sideways and everyone's hidden collect pilot out there skating down the down the track at two miles an hour and trying to get stops. The Eric Morello had one similar to what happened to him and Kansas couple years ago where he broke his back. Whereas riding on top of David Reagan's car as it's like, a it's it happened. It's good. Yeah. So the wrecks the rest were crazy to finish the race off came down to green white checkered, and it sounded like there was, you know, agreed team orders. Have you wanna look at it from gives car that cow Bush was gonna let. Hamlin down in front of him on the restart, and then it was just on racing from there because I guess they figure both of them in line. Like that is better than having spread out. Not sure what the car behind you to do is. We'll leave it with those guys because they're obviously the smart ones know, what the hell they're doing. But it didn't make sense to me to let them come down. Because I didn't think how much every to get past them again would like to see them actually race it and see what would happen. 'cause there's two laps to go cars take forever to get going. And you got to trust that you're going to get some plush some energy from cars behind him that aren't your teammates. That's where I actually thought Joe Lagaan was actually gonna win it because those two are going to let everyone in front, and then McDonald's is gonna hammered out because I thought Cal Bush might make it three wide go crazy. 'cause you know, he's tried this for over a decade and has at one the five hundred himself. And so it'd be curious to see what comes out from that. Maybe they'll probably keep it in house. But it was just odd that a guy that competitive has called bushes. Granted all NASCAR drivers competitive that again that super competitive like that just willing to let your team confirm you for the betterment of team orders, which once again, I don't team orders team realizes just knowing just go on race forget the teams race forget what. Car. You're driving race, you know, but those team orders hamlet in front, and like I said, I was I was happy for him to wind just because of all the stuff that you know, Gibbs has been through with the Sanja de passing away, and, you know, have a soft spot in my heart for coach Gibbs 'cause my big Redskins fan from the eighties. When he was bring those teams to championships all stuff so can't complain too much. But it was a overall. There was a pretty cool exciting race Bata wasted a whole Sunday watching. It makes me wanna go. Go back to a NASCAR race since. I didn't get to go to last year with some other stuff going on probably won't get to go to one this year. As I got some big sports trips coming up like to Japan for the the Ray world campus going to be pretty bad ass, and then some other trips so probably won't make it to NASCAR race. On Sundays be washing. On TV wish. I was there, especially the nice weather like Daytona. So thoroughly enjoyed this race. And and looking forward to the rest of the season curious to see how this weekend goes because I believe this is the first mile and a half course that we're going to use the new aero package where they're trying to create more of a Daytona type race. We'll see if that's any good. Horsey if it's just crap. Instead of just letting the fastest car way. We'll see I mean, I don't need Daytona every track in my opinion. Sure there's a lot of boring races. When someone like it Kentucky where true access out in front and went leads all all the laps or whatever and stuff. You don't nobody needs that. But to need packed raising everywhere. I get magin that the teams are going to be thinking it's a little too expensive on that. Keep repairing cars from all the wrecks is now there's going to be a big one in every track. Who knows we'll see some looking forward to the race here and the rest of the season. So that's it. That's my recap kind of all over the place, but hopefully could follow along cruciate, you're listening if you so inclined to to rate subscribe in review, the podcast on itunes, or whatever. You're listening to be awesome. If you want to connect with me, Mon my Instagram and Twitter is at sub lump. And then you can also Email me if you want to lump he's. Cast at g mail dot com. And thanks for listening.

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Local Hour: Marty Party

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

31:35 min | 2 years ago

Local Hour: Marty Party

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Nothing will wake you up in the morning like DS's toothpaste. I shouldn't be surprised everything they send to my front door is absolutely amazed. Using a right now, they've got a bunch of starter sets you could try for just five dollars like their oral care kit. After that the restock box ships regular sized products at regular price. So what are you waiting for? Yet. Your starters effort just five dollars right now at dollarshaveclub dot com slash Dan. Check him out today. Five dollar starter sets right now, only at dollarshaveclub dot com slash dead. And morning. Chris are we are we doing anything on a Thursday with the people were not thrusting today? It is a game day. Yeah. It's a football Thursday. At a lot of big wins last night. Oh, yeah. Heater- pack pan wagon fleeing gauged, fully engaged pain wagon. We have a special guest today. Special guest. We're going to do something that they like to call on the biz cross talk. And speaking of the Miami, Heat Charlton Sasso on. Hey, how's it going? Good morning. People. Yes. Did you see the look on David physial stupid face? I did I did. And I I like I like when David Fizeau after the game where he was mad at Sposi. Why you do me like that you invite me into your home? And that's how you do me. That's what we do. All right. So Jonathan Jonathan says, though of the morning show with amber and Brett Romberg Rahm dog. We call on them the Rahm Doug terrible judgment, by the way, Brett Romberg. That's just a sidebar anyways. John lewis. You know, why he's called the wrong dog? Do you know, do you know, why why rigidly referred to him as dog? I mean is several years ago. If you heard the story, no late on me. It's because it was in you know, it was in the locker room during I think it was a practice probably something like that. And Coker's the coach, of course of the team and one day romburg showed him he put he put, you know, his his package in a hot dog bun and showed it to coach Coker, and he let him see the Rahm dog. Yeah. So it makes a lot of sense. Now me saying on the front end that he has terrible judgment. Allison earner. You wanna we've in here. You got something on the wrong guys. It's not because he licks his fingers and then shake wipes him on his jeans and then shake someone's hands. Boy. Yeah. I mean, do you wanna do you wanna tell that go? Go ahead. And let people know who don't know that story because it is something that Romberg to this day is super ashamed of it was so gross. He was in the clevelander bar with. Stugatz. Mike, you know, this story. No. I'm here for the first time I walked downstairs those like, hey, and then somebody introduced me to him and he was eating French fries. Eating the franchise licks his fingers wipes it on his jeans, and then sticks his hand out to shake my hand. And I was like mortified it's what to do. It's reflex. I just shook his hand because I was petrified. Not at all surprising. And he hits oh, Robert Robert's Yellen that you're a snitch Robert you did it was I supposed to keep it a secret. Cold. I mean, I still need a shower. He is he is mortified over. He was so Darris the next day the next day when he heard that that Allison was mortified he was. He was like disgusted by he was really upset. He was shamed. Owner he wiped it off. I don't understand what the problem is. Why would you would wrong? Doesn't seem like someone that feels much Shane though. No. But you know, what contrary to popular belief? He's actually a pretty clean person. So the fact that someone would think that like he's disgusting in that regard like like Lincoln, the fingers French fries fat person stuff like that is embarrassing to him. Veg Jonathan's is live from the morning show want to promote this for you real quick, buddy. Because you're doing something little on for seven he'll be dribbling a full thirteen miles. And by the way on November seventh. There's a whole radio thown emanating live is show tests tour would say from the Miami Cancer Institute, and you're gonna be dribbling thirteen miles. Not literally you're gonna dribbling thirteen miles of basketball from the Miami Cancer Institute to the American Airlines arena, and you raising money to support MCI how can people help with this and tell us a little bit more about this. This weird is this a Guinness Book a world records at challenge. What is this? I've never been. No, no, no, it's well, it's call the dribble drive. Okay. And. I am going to. I am walking. I'm dribbling from Miami. Cancer Institute to American Airlines Reno at arrive at American Airlines of an in time for the game that night as he take on the San Antonio Spurs. It's November seventh and we're gonna start at Miami Cancer Institute after lunch signing around twelve thirty or one PM so sometime in the early afternoon to take me at least four hours to take a while. It's it's about thirteen miles the walk from Miami cancer. It's due to American Airlines arena. And it's to raise awareness and money for Miami Cancer Institute who I took a tour to there about a month ago. And it's tremendous if you ever have to be unfortunate enough to be treated there. They are going to take care of you. It is a it is a great place. It is a great facility. I was inspired by. I wanted to do something with the radiothon least in conjunction with the radiothon. And I decided this. I think could be a neat thing. And to be honest with you, I'm super surprised and proud at how it seems to be taking shape. It's. It's turned into a very real thing. And for anyone who who wants to donate, I'll send out the link again later, but also just important for anyone who wants to do the walk with me. And I think there are going to be people who are doing the walk with me for anyone who wants to do the walk. We will be starting out at Miami Cancer Institute, and I'll I'll have the route and more details once we get a little bit closer. But anyone is able to join for a block for mile for half it for the whole thing. Whatever you want. You can come bring a basketball you could share to the ball with me. You can take responsibility dribble the ball for a little bit. Whatever you want anyone who wants to wind up coming out for as long as they want is welcome. And I would love that. Let's see this is my concern because I feel like now there's going to be double dribble situations and carrying traveling. We have to start over if you stop dribbling. Like, what's the? No, no, listen. What would it be very loose? As far as Colin violations are concerned. Okay. You said people can share the dribbling responsibility. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I gotta tell you says. Not so sure the singers legit passable. Oh, you think you think I'm taking the easy way out here. Do looks like take a show tip. Look if someone I can't be a ball hawk, okay. If I'm doing the whole time, then I'm a ball hog if someone wants to dribble and some of this as as low pass the ball, a couple blocks I'm gonna I'm gonna give pass I'm going to be a nice Chechen pass and you take control. Now, I think you need to be followed with an MBA official in full regalia, making sure these are legit dribbles. What should wearing a referee shirt and a whistle. Are you going to be on? Are you actually going to walk thirteen miles or you're gonna be on the back of a truck just dribbling? No, no. I'm absolutely walking. I'm walking it is a dribble drive at. But we are walk in the whole time. That's why it's to take around four four so hours walk and man running. I mean, I can't definitely can't do running. Walken is still November Miami. There's going to be pretty how we're gonna get all itchy. We don't like being echo. Why why are you talking like that who talks like tournament talks like this one of the best you listen to the Swiss were here us? Sports. Is here. This right here is your boy toy. Media. Boy is see you shall not be nameless. I is this guy play. Well, I did. I did. I like when he plays. Well. You're going to trip with this guy is this guy. I'm not getting tricked by it. But I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Okay. Yet. He had an off season that you know, maybe at a come to Jesus type of off season. He had a great training camp. He came in and super great shape preseason. And so far has been pretty good to start this year. And he was excellent against New York team. That's absolutely stinks. He took that asked last night at the beyond. I mean, the Knicks this season, they haven't been great. But like they play hard. And I'm not sure what happened last night terrible. There was not a good team, man. No, I'm not. So sure the Miami Heat are either. I'm just seeing the same guys. It's the same exact thing the ceiling is or five seed, and it's just it's I know that they were going for it with Jimmy Butler trade, right? But this just isn't the Pat Reilly styled just treading water. Just we're just waiting around here for three years, and it's hard for me to get excited about that. The only time I was ever not interested in Miami Heat basketball was at period before the big three came or just looked like they were satisfied with that four five seed ranged first round elimination, and it's hard to get up for this stuff. Isn't it? Well, we're you did you get excited when you saw the legends in the crowd last night to that make you feel nostalgic that make you feel good to Hardaway Jason Williams. Chris Bosh, how'd you like that? Chris Bosh, Chris Bosh, Chris Bosh report. So excited when I saw Chris Bosh over there. Are you kidding me? Hogan win win. How many to see that this year know, many, let me tell you know? And now the Al. Hello. Given David physio though, autographed jersey after the game. So physio can hang it up at his home in that time that he took that assets. Right. Brock Osweiler the legend of Brock Osweiler Jonathan says low of the morning show with Rahm dog and amber Brock Osweiler. He's played. Well, he's played well in all of his appearances as as a Miami dolphin. I mean, especially grading on the Brock Osweiler curve. If you do that, this guy's been awesome, Ukraine on the Brooklyn. So the crib. It's been all pro all pro all pro for Brock Osweiler. He's playing one of his former teams tonight visit team that outside of last week in the Texans hasn't really blown anybody out. However, Adam gates teams do not get up for Thursday night football or the Miami Dolphins in your opinion, just headed for weapon tonight organic keep the sink close. Well, first of all, Adam gates. You know, like you said Thursday night football, national TV games this team gets blown out. Okay. So he found the he found the cure. And that is a flying out Houston on Tuesday instead of flying on Wednesday. Okay. So you got that for you right there. Next day. So he he made crack the code as far as competing tonight's. All right. So we'll see how that goes. But no Thursday night games short week on the road. Brock Osweiler no wide receivers that duck. Devante Parker is gonna play tonight. You tell me any of these things sound like a good thing for the Miami. Dolphins game is in a big game. No, no, no. Any gives me a blow can't be see big game. Not a big game is not about if it's a big game or not became locally thinking. Not a big game is unbiased. Okay. It's a big game. Not a big game is far as the big pictures concern, and there's not a single person. Okay. Outside south Florida who says woe dolphins tech inside Thursday night football. All my guys began. Nobody says. Oh, ho ho ho, you wanna talk big picture. Okay. Let me ask you a question. How many other info games are being put in a good is one? Okay. There's one. So when you look at the picture, there's only one thing in the picture, right? But it could be a boring picture. It's picture is a big picture because we're the only thing in the picture begin. It's an ugly picture. It's a big it's begin. It's the beginning. It's the beginning hits music. Oh, you know, what that music means? That don't of course, nobody does. We never done it before zero Euphrates the dark music and Halloween is right around the corner. Who should we use voices? Let's through that Jonathan's us law. The Moon Shoal joins us. Jones who says we heard a couple of croup he questioned new cookie monster cookie monster and I'm doing like an old school account is account. Oh, Jonathan Toews law Coppola who've cree- because for you a one two three all right? Yeah. Yeah. Keep adding to it beta testing right here Jimmy symbol. We were talking before the show if anyone in the ghost on the answers surprised all of us. So no, I sound like the dude from Jamie version, I think it was just asking the question Jonathan Lucile. Have you ever seen the cool? Not. I don't believe that on sense, man. That's that's that's hocus pocus. I don't believe in that cruise to talk as it's that's why would this be invented. But are you sure you've never seen a ghost? Have you seen something and been like, maybe he was a coup, but goes to succeed. So I'm just going to tell myself. It wasn't for gold. Yeah. Here's the thing. They'll get someone actually saw a ghost. You wouldn't even believe that? It's a ghost. It doesn't make sense. That's what that's what I was saying before the show, but these guys apparently have seen ghosts. Oh, yeah. Bill now have you seen a ghost? Well, here's the thing. I was as low like, I was not a ghost believer. I'm like, I'm not seeing it goes. And then I was on this long drive from Miami to Washington, and I drove. You know, like thirteen fourteen hours. Well, no, no, no, you have to do your voice submitted for the approval of the midnight society. Then you throw the sand into the campfire. And then you talk is if you're saying scary soaring. In fact, you have your cell phone flashlight. Okay. Hold your cell phone flashlight to your face to to tell this story. Okay. So I was driving thirteen hours from Miami to Washington. You're not scaring me with your voice. You're telling a scary story. Yeah. I'm not scared at all. So I was driving from Miami to Washington. It was like, you know, like a sixty hour drives or drove like thirteen fourteen hours straight is like one two in the morning. I stopped somewhere in South Carolina, which by the way, South Carolina has the worst roads of any Roseau tab. It sounds like a terrible Bill wars rose. There's potholes everywhere. It's very dangerous. I ninety five going through, South Carolina. I mean, unless they've changed things is just clean up your road. Dreadful? It's embarrassing really. And the grass on the side of the road was really high. I just don't know what's going on there. So anyways, it's like one two in the morning at this little multi. I don't remember the name of it. And and I'm looking up and all of a sudden, I see just this thing moving around. There's just a little light from like, the smoke detector and missed steam thing going around just kind of, you know, floating over me, and then I looked towards the door, and there's a little crack at the bottom of the door. And then I see that thing over there doing that. I go, you know, what we gotta get outta here. Is there a chance you were just delirious from driving for thirteen o one hundred percent? That's what I think it was. But it could also have been a go. So it was one of two things I was either completely exhausted or it was a ghost. And then I told my girlfriend I said, we gotta get outta here. So she's like, okay, whatever, we pack up. We lose the money for the night. And we tell the guy we're there like ten minutes, and he's like what's going on. And we can't say, you know, I think that goes so we cannot say that. So we don't tell them that. And we're just like, you know, I don't remember what why we told them, but we left and we're like we're just gonna keep driving straight to wash. And it was like a six hour drive. And then we saw this terrible car accident. And we just pulled over and got another hotel scary story. You didn't tell it's scary. Yeah. You didn't hold up the cell phone flashlight to your face. Like, I'm doing right now say you submitted for the approval of the midnight society is that a thing from are you afraid of the dark? I never watched. You're the fruit of the door because you were afraid of the dark. Yes, soon as the music would start is the time to change the channel with you. I'm not in on this. No, no, no. Are you ever watch rid of the darker where were you more of a goosebumps guy or dark? As you read goosebumps. I did not I collected the goosebumps, but I was not much of a reader, so I had like fifty or sixty goosebumps. I thought it was super cool. And I don't think I ever read them. Let me tell you something you want to feel you want to experience goosebumps. You go came six years. San Antonio Spurs rail show talking about goosebumps. Percent of your life. Jonathan real. Boy, boy, boy who search your boy does your boy such goosebumps last night. Wayne bosh? Oh, yeah. Yeah. You know, why? Wait and Chris Bosh? Those boys boys. I love the Johnson says oh love it to fake. My name is Lauren. I'm thirty three. I didn't want my identity to be the smoking mom my first experience with jewel. I do remember being like since good. It's it's it's like a cigarette. But not I don't miss smoking at all. Like, I can officially say it grosses me out jewel is the tobacco alternative that delivers nicotine satisfaction without cigarette. Asher lingering odor. Make the switch and J U L dot com slash sports. Warning. This product contains nicotine nicotine is an addictive chemical donlevatar. They hate us. 'cause they ain't us. So you think you wouldn't understand? Stugatz. Did you actually pronounce it Amos? Wow. Frigging over here. Permissive perfect and William Shakespeare over here with perfect English. I'm sorry. Then how do I pronounce it? How do I do it? Hate loss because they ain't us Dan laboratory. I went to the university of Miami. And I got in and tried to ruin the program and the school. What's much show with my father around? Just so people like me. They dislike us because they are in. Is that better, bro? This is Dr show with the stugatz on take it. It's a Thursday. We're not quite thrusting with you on a Thursday. I never liked that one Hicklin. Yeah. Tickling? No. That doesn't. I mean, it look at your mouth when he say rocking with you on Wednesday. You taught me that rocking tickling Thursday the lips onto the same thing. We've got to work on Thursday. It's a football Thursday. I had a blueberry Muffin for breakfast. All right. We can do that with you on a Thursday. It's a shipping container. We're having blueberry muffins with you on Thursday. The other day. I said it was Tuesday yesterday was month. Like, I can basically just say I just need to say word. Yeah. Would you have for breakfast and don't eat breakfast intimate fast? That's not how low carb Mike who's that high card, Mike? No, no now, more go carb, Mike, but I've maintained my level. And I've done it by essentially starving myself in the mornings. I've always heard that you're supposed to start your metabolism by eating in the morning. Big news. Oh, big news, Marty Smith that for sure. No. I'm just making stuff up. I know the internet fast is a good way to lose weight. And also already seems healthy. You should not do that for extended. Periods of time Marty Smith is a picture of health incredibly fit you can tell by how he jumps at the opportunity to dress himself in full football uniform that are made by that are skin tight and money. Did look Marnie. You looked really good. I saw videos of you at Tennessee and full football uniform. And you looked fantastic Craigie better. Breaking news. My by Nike. Oh, yeah. That's right. Data's sorry. Yeah. I the breakfast conversation intrigues me because I've kind of gone around the world with this one. I I'm currently in a stage where I am working out before I eat, and the reason I'm in stages because I'm not in like a full blown like endurance training stage, which I am sometimes and you have to before that, man. You'll just run you'll you'll you'll run straight outta gas. Jack, the US men's soccer team. Does this thing? Pre breakfast beach runs. And apparently, you just the calories just melt away when you exercise before you actually breakfast and he tried to this morning. Oh, really? They did a tremendous job on performance. So if you haven't been following us on Instagram, you really should because we finally secured, the verified lebatardshow Twitter handle, and we're putting all sorts of cool content on their Alison is crazy about this Instagram platform in a good way. It brings out the best analysis, and we're putting a lot of stuff out there. And you're helping us out you go and all these cool places, and we're putting up exclusive video on social media. And you're helping us out on the television show last week, you were in Tennessee and you interviewed Phillip Fulmer. And you did recent polls that we're on our show with Phillip Fulmer, we've got really good feedback. Are you doing something like that? Again, this week my plan is so I don't know if it's going to come to fruition or not because I've not spoken personally yet with Kyle about it. But I'm interviewed pal. Bush NASCAR champion later today. And my hope because he's a funny guy, you know, he has this polarizing image because he's so competitive, and he said some explosive moments during his career, and but man, he's male. Load out a lot as a husband and father and whatnot. And he's really funny and I really enjoyed chatting with him. So I think he will be absolutely hilarious on the mardi. Smith Marty Twitter machine public. Thanks. Going gonna track coach Fulmer funny. Yeah. I mean, he were held definitive was the two pockets AS, man. He was dependent. He he looked as if he'd been fighting that fight for several decades. You unless you're you're familiar, and maybe the audience isn't familiar, and I'm I'm happy that you mentioned Bush's possibly mellowed out because our show actually has a bit of a history with Cal Bush. I'm gonna play for you the interview that we had with Kyle Busch a few years ago. Trust me, it's not very long. Here's a bit of all our shows history with Kyle Busch. What what was the most memorable brother fight that you guys had you guys had to have good brother fights now? Oh, yeah. Yeah. There was definitely times where you know, came down to maybe a little throwing match or screaming that whatever. But really can't remember that exact subject it might have been over. So all in all it's just no different than any other brothers. I'd say, but Kyle you're always fighting. I am you're not not that. I know of you haven't fought with a bunch of people like Kevin Harvick and that old guy that you fought Childress. Yeah. All right. Well, keep bringing them up who else you got. Well, okay. No. That's my list. But it's a lot with Harvick. It's right. It's not it's not one or two with Harvick. It's a lot with Harvick. No. I don't know. All right. Good talking to you. We're done here. Thanks, buddy. Appreciate your time. Thank you, sir. So feel like Dan was partly. It wasn't thinking hung up on anybody. I think he was being aged in another question. I think an was tired of damn wasn't spectacular in that interview. But it was testy daily jacked it on the interview you heard the dial tone that is never good on the radio. So. I'm curious to figure out if Kabua's remembers any of this holds a grudge if he's willing to participate in the nonsense. You're the perfect guy for us to rule out there and men this relationship. Well, we shall see. I don't know if I'm the perfect guy. I'm certainly going to try to be. I'm going to try to judge. They had the song when I was a kid love can build a bridge. Gentlemen. I'm going to try to be your bridge, mardi Bangkok. Speaking a good bridges. Go ahead. So I saw Pearl Jam two summers ago in Fenway park with my brother-in-law and Eddie Vedder told this story about how when they first started. They played some hole in the wall crap hope Hofbauer across the street from Fenway, and they stayed some Howard Johnson there and they needed a bridge to get the Fenway. Their dream was to play in the big baseball stadiums. And they needed that Branchini on the crowd. And he said, you are bridge with a hell of a moment. I was inspired. Marnie back to last week, really quick. If people were listening, you went to Tennessee, and you were going to catch punts. Like, how successful were you? I saw like how for the people that don't know. How successful were you? Well, there's a lot of layers to that. I was very successful call every single one. I thought I was ten opin video proves that. I was eleven for eleven. More quiz Calloway, the punt returner for the Tennessee volunteers provided good coaching for me. And I did put on a full, Tennessee. Uniform some guy in Tennessee, some sports writer guy called me at buffoon. That was pretty funny. And I I'll say this like, you guys are we opened this about fitness, and I'll put it on the super skin time fell. I can't describe you. How skin tight they are? And it was really enforcement for me because it's true skip leg day every year since ninety seven. Mardi world's largest outdoor cocktail party. Are we calling it that anymore or is it allowed to we're not allowed to it's gone? The way of the Red River shootout, it that's also changed. What do they call it? Now. I'm going to call it the cocktail party what we're calling it on the mardi McGee program is the big all Suare because we can get away with a big old Suare. I don't know that I understand why they won't call it the cocktail party. Is there a negative connotation today? Was there a bigger one is that why it's no longer the world's largest cocktail party. Like do. We miss a big one somebody get on that Guinness Book of world records. Let's look it up. There could maybe that's it that could be there's somebody broke that record. So Florida's sorted the season. They lost to Kentucky. And for the first time in several decades. And everyone pointed to that result at the time and said same old, Florida. Well, the results bear it out. That Kentucky is actually pretty good this season in Florida ended up handing LSU their only loss of the season. LSU having a convincing win over Georgia. How does your to respond? What do you see in this game and see SEC game of the week? It's probably the game of the week. What did you see happening only game? Really? I mean in terms of huge implications. It's the game. I mean game day Sayer SEC nation is their ESPN is descending upon. Jacksonville in droves. Like, a pack of locus. I think Georgia to win a game. Look they lost to LSU, and they didn't play very, well and LSU beat them. And what people are missing there's they still control their own. They can still make a college football playoff. It wasn't a loss in their side of the conference LSU's in the SEC west Georgia in the SEC if they go win out, then they're going to have an opportunity to play Alabama. I've only I think Alabama's the best team in the country by substantial margins and so there, I think George gonna show up really focused, and I think they're going to handle business. I'm impressed with what an Molins done this early in Gainesville when they got being by Kentucky first time in thirty something years. I went oh, man. But they man he has done such a good job of focusing them. And to say, I'm impressed it and understanding I mean, what big games, really? Left to see. It's really this season. Just basically coming down to LSU Alabama. Right. That's what everyone's Waialae like, maybe Ohio State Michigan. Like, that's really the only big game left. I will be in Baton Rouge next week. And I cannot wake you're talking a number four in the country both of them all this weekend, getting healed up and focused and Nick Sabin two weeks, and if invest valley on Saturday night, it's just going to be. It's everything that you want from college football. And you got this weird like the LSU team that you're has a completely different air in my opinion. And I think much of that air directly attributed to Joe borough. And I'm marvel at it. It's going to be a great football game. I can't wait. Yeah. I mean, you're. Michigan Ohio state will have some implications in the big ten certainly it'll have a little juice. But that Bama LSU game has all. So in nineteen eighty eight it was like the city of Jacksonville requested that they stopped calling it that because of a series of alcohol related issues, and then up until two thousand and six teams, we're still calling it that, but then they drops calling it that like the school stop calling it that eighty eight mathematician, but wasn't that thirty years ago? Yeah. Yeah. But everybody's still calls. Jacksonville doesn't want to call that. It's two schools that want to call that in the container even thirty. Thirty thirty three surprising, actually alter. Yeah. We're we're actually got we've gotten really old in front of the audience. You guys are fossils. I'm forty to go away. Somebody said to me last week in Tennessee when I was walking around. I guess they listened to the podcast. Chris was really mean to me last. We think Chris was mean to me last week where do you mean to me last week, Cody? Oh, you know, what I think that is I start cast because you you we wrestle. You're like I'm gonna give you a hot take Alabama's really good. And then I. And then I start cast was like, oh, you're you're hot take was was good. Like, I did make a joke. Do you have any other hot takes quite like last week that set the world ablaze? You know that I've seen that one printed everywhere that some locker room material for a whole lot of teams around the country. Let me think of a really good hot take Steph curry can shoot the day. Wow. Wei-go kid, my my son the him and his buddies at the noticed circle game. Like where you look at the circle. And then you get punched or whatever. Yeah. Where you have to let you have to hold your your your pointer and your thumb together. No. I was holding it up. You can't hold it up. You have to hold it low. I'm not letting if you catch somebody's is. Then you then you get to punch him in the arm, but you have to wipe it off you have to wipe off the punch because off the punch then there's retaliation. It's like the modern day punch buggy. My explain this game to me, and I'm like Cameron. Seven three yellower coup photo, you know, sportscenter on their does all these pictures with all these acids and stats, and it's all fancy in photo. Steph curry making a three last night or whatever any. With that circle. Gotcha. And I'm gonna show it the Cameron today. Had he play with the baby. I might give him a triple double Eddie play. That's MAURICE Smith. He's mardi party. He's going to repair the show's relationship with Cao Bush. Hopefully, ask him some recent polls, you'll see that video. If you follow us at lebatardshow. And if you watch us on ESPN news Morty, we will catch up with you next week in advance of the LSU Alabama game. Thank you for joining us. No, forget it. Miami death curry can shoot the rock.

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In The Draft Show: Jimmie's Paint Scheme - NASCAR News

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk

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In The Draft Show: Jimmie's Paint Scheme - NASCAR News

"Dr. Do one. Green green Fokin like hell now. Coming down. Don't do anything. Hey, welcome. Everyone to end the draft with Wilson. And was I'm Wilson here in kind of cold, rainy, southern California. Meanwhile, right across the NFL meter beautiful studio of the Kotas version two point zero Mr. Scotty is what's going on? There wasn't ship boys. Scotty wants draft show. Well, sub YouTube. It's your boy. What's up? What's up drafters voice? Scotty was here for another episode. I highly encourage everyone if you do enjoy the show smash that like button for me just smash like but chat subscribe button and get that. For the first. You could be pulled position with the first notification. Frickin youtube. We got we have to get on YouTube. We have to start doing something on YouTube. So we can tell people this mash the like button. Yes, we'll do the splashing go this year. We'll have to create up thing. And then we'll do things it's going to be great, by the way. It's also warmer in most parts of Alaska than it is here in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Yeah. Yeah. I gotta start doing some travelling, unfortunately for work the next three weeks. And and then they were talking about boss was talking about going to the middle of nowhere in Alaska. Not like Alaska like, you know, like Joe Asia. No Alaska, talking like, there's nothing, but like permafrost Alaska like, hey, you're in the middle of a national park in the government shutdown. You're on your own, right? Yeah. What happens with that? Holy crap. Because it is in the middle of Yukon national park. Fortunately, my coworker was all excited, and I wanna go I've I've only been to Alaska once is going to be great. I'm like, you have fun. Tell me how it was. And I realized Diomede the Diomede islands. It actually means in the in the native language of those Alaskan folk the other one these shoes they are the others from lost. Indeed. So yeah, the so little Diomede is the is the is the US one big Diomede is right off of that line. And that's the Russian really. So they can literally just like, you know, like toss supplies back and forth between Russia and the US. Now, do you think that the people on the Russian side can call the WalMart and have stuff dropped ship. That were airlifted to the Marquette only the US people, call the WalMart. It's only the US peop-. Yeah. Yeah. I would think to understand the people that call center anyways. I know. Yeah. Yeah. That's us. Not where they're sending the other guy who works with me, though, that great if they get though if they did I would almost volunteer to go just because I wanted to see it. But then once I got there. I would severely regret that decision. My God, man. All right. So we've got some NASCAR I guess talk about a little bit. And we should we should say programming note next week. We will be not doing. Yeah. And that I can I can tell everybody why about that. Because I have traveled for three weeks normally travelling doesn't really affect the show rarely does. But usually we find a way to get it done. But next week I'm going to the mothership to the home office. Right. And they've got the company they can't give me a raise has an apartment there where the where the home offices, and they're like, oh, well, you know, when you come over, you can stay at the apartment, you know, instead of having the by hotel, which is actually I guess kind of. Okay. But it's not just me. It's me and my boss and one of my co workers, and it's a three bedroom apartment. So essentially, it's going to be like the real world. That's fantastic. Yeah. And I was like the last thing I want to inject into the real world is us trying to talk about NASCAR. While they're outside out in the. Living room drinking and running in circles or something like that. And they'll go into confessional booth and be like that Wilson. He's always in there talking about as NASCAR. Maybe maybe we should do it. And I'll have him on the show fantastic. I would love it be more entertaining. What we normally do. I'm sure no doubt. Yeah. Yeah. All right. So let's get the horrible horrible news out of the way. I on JD Gibbs. It was announced this week. If you haven't heard passed away at forty nine years old this week as I'm sure longtime fans. No, he was one of the guys who really he really was the guy running the ship or drive steering the ship at at Joe Gibbs racing in the early days from nineteen Ninety-seven, although up to two thousand fifteen I mean, it was Joe Gibbs his team and coaches still involved. But really was it was JD's thing. And j b really kind of made sure that they had all the right parts that they needed to be able to be successful. And he brought in all the right people to and I don't think he gets enough credit for that. And and you know, could Joe gives have been successful without JD running. Yeah. Probably, but JD certainly made life a lot easier and everybody who came into contact with them said, you know, this is a stand up guy is a really great guy. And fortunately he had to resign in two thousand fifteen. Teen as president because they said that he that they were very unclear about it. But they said he was having a neurological issues. Well, it turns out he had a degenerative neurological condition that to this day. They're not one hundred percent. Sure. What the cause of it was. But he played football in college. He race cars, obviously before they started the team. And so it was probably from some sort of head impact or repeated head impacts that he ended up this way. And unfortunately, it took his life. So it's really sad thing. Yeah. You know, a great guy by all accounts. And yeah, I mean, I think people don't they see the Joe Gibbs name, but the catalyst kinda was JD in this whole. I mean, you look at the the people that he brought in. I mean, Denny Hammond was the guy was a big guy. He brought into this whole event to and you know, the fact that you know, he was like I see something in this kid and look at where Denny Hamlin is now like he is probably one of the cornerstones. Of the Joe Gibbs industry and forty nine years old definitely super super young now. And yeah, it sucks like it's a it's a crappy situation. But what he what little he had here on this earth? He did a lot with and he made the most of his time. Yeah. And I think, you know, the raising humidity, obviously, loved them as much as they could, you know, with, you know, outpouring of things, and there's also a a a nice little trust looks like legacy fund established in his honor as well. Yeah. They're doing school. Yeah. They're doing a charity that I think the money goes to young life. So there's information on NASCAR dot com. If you want I think, I think they have it up on this car dot com. Still if you want to find out more about it. But but yeah. In the coolest part about j J Gibbs that we don't see anymore. Although Joe's pretty good about it. But he can't make it ever but JD gives every single race. And I mean back in the day was rekindled. It was Jack roused me. Those guys were that was what you would do. But in more recent years, that's become less thing. You know, they're races where Hendrick motorsports wins. But you know, we're Kendrick there or Jack Rouse's and there when Hendrick motorsports because rushing everyone's you know, but Emmer children's same thing. Sometimes he's not there. But JD Gibbs was there every single weekend and helping to run that team. So yeah, it's it's definitely a big loss for them in in spirit. You know, but before jobs gives racing will be able to move on from here, and they'll continue to be one of top organizations in the sport. So they lose a brain trust. But at the same time, I mean, the fact that what he was able to lay down xactly advance a lot of guys careers, and you look at where the the whole J G R places. Now who knows what it could have been if JD wasn't. They're trying to do the business side of things after he retired from racing. I mean that a very. Unheralded guy when when you look at the the grand scheme of things and only now do we have to have the chance to appreciate him. So it it's gonna be interesting to see him without the track. It'll be interesting to see how how the team honours in the season. I'm sure they'll have to they're going to have something on all their cars for the year. And you know, I didn't even really think about it too much until this story came out. And I was like, you know, like Joe Gibbs racing is there last ones to really well. They're not the last ones. But the I mean, too when you think about what they started with him what they were able to do. I mean, the the major major teams in the sport Childress been around. Forever rash? Been around forever. You'll Hendrick been around forever. Chip Ganassi, maybe not NASCAR, but had been around forever and jobs came from another sport from an entirely, different sport. And he and J B Were able to build up this organization to where it. Is one of the best in in NASCAR? And the only other. I mean obviously furniture row, but that that's coming on reading. It was only one car operation. The only other one that kinda like that is Stuart off because gene Haas came in from eight kind of outside of the sport. I mean, he was still selling CNC equipment, and he was still in the manufacturing business. He was still in the mechanical business, but outside of gene Haas coming in and being able to make something Big Joe Gibbs was really the last person the the only person other gene Haas to come in from totally outside the sport and be able to build something that big and it's because he had the sports half like JD running the show. Yeah. I mean once you have the right people to run the business side. It's all you need now. All right. So let's move on and talk about Jimmy Johnson. They unveiled the paint scheme for the ally of financial car. And I didn't know they were going to do this. I was actually a little impressed by the whole thing. I mean. Yeah, it was all because ally paid. The money. Right. But they were on good Morning America. Like they unveiled the paint scheme on national TV and on non or non partner of NASCAR. That's true. Yes. Yes. Exactly. It was it wasn't on NBC. And it wasn't on FOX. What do they good Morning America's I think, they're ABC? Yeah. They're ABC. Yeah. But you know, it's weird because a couple couple of weeks back the other other show I do on is on motorcycle racing and a couple of weeks back one of the big stars. You know, this this big star has a team of his own at one of the lower levels. And they unveiled the paint scheme for the slower level team on the Italian version of the voice, or you know, whatever's got tallow one of those popular reality shows X-factor something like that. I was like man that's pretty big. I mean, that's a national TV show. That's how much those people, you know, love motorcycle racing. I mean, obviously, the sponsor was skysports. And so this is sponsored something to do with it. But still, you know, they said, okay. Right. And then a couple of weeks later, I'm like man Jimmy this pretty big Jimmy Johnson. They'll this paint scheme on national television. I guess in some small part, especially since it wasn't a network that shows NASCAR in some small part. Like there, there's at least a little bit of a belief on the part of you know, major media that NASCAR still has some sort of value. The people would be interested in that. Yeah. I mean, especially you go to a place like GM who has a big following viewers. So a lot of is on it. Weird. I know it's a wheel in a little we're a little unusual little wacky. Yeah. But cool I like the scheme. I liked the colors. I think purples underutilized the NASCAR. Fancy lowest looks like the huddle was looks like a nineteen seventies. Like like TV station like NBC, the peacock FIS in the one. I think it's slick looking car, but the funny part about this whole thing. Did you hear the story behind this? No. So apparently, this this scheme had been in the works forever. This scheme after it was announced was in. We saw it before. Apparently. We did. Yep. In recent Instagram post, Jimmy and the people that work with him in a social media hid elements of the car in Instagram post. I did see that. Yep. That's ins, that's next level stuff. And they didn't make any reference to it at all. You're absolutely ready. Did see that? No. And that's I'm like damn but slick like a picture of his kidnapping and in the back like coming poking out from behind the building there's nose of the car. Yeah. Yeah. No. That was that was pretty good Stewart burnouts, and there's the no even. More of a nose and they're driving in the infield. And there's even more of the car just like TAT's fantastic. I know it's you don't see like NASCAR teams or NASCAR in general being creative on social media or anywhere. Really? So no, no, I agree with you on that. And I do I saw a couple of people that were kind of knocking the paint scheme saying it was boring or weird or stupid. I dig it too. I think it's all right. I agree that it has kinda like that throwback quality to the way that they put the logo on the hood. But I like the colors the sponsors really clear and easy to see. No, they kept the car dark. So they could use the same forty eight that you know, that he became known for it Loews. Yeah. I think the car looks decent man. Yeah. The iconic yellow on the on the numbers on the door and on the hood, pretty nice. And also like we said the retro in the front, but it's got that weird like cool modern apple in the rear quarter panel to the apple with the a and the and the gradients on that. So it's kind of a more modern, look, I think it's it's a nice. It's a nice mixture. I think it's a nice change. And then the question becomes does. It change Jimmy Johnson. After what happened last season? You know, that is the big question that we don't know the answer to I would hope that, you know, having a new sponsor having a new crew chief injects a little bit of energy into the whole system because Jimmy knows now that you know, he's not invincible when it comes to those sponsors. And so to have somebody say, we're gonna sponsor you for the whole season that that's utera to confidence. And so I would think that he will be able to step up to the challenge. And it's not like Kevin Mundaring is coming from outside the organization. So the fact that he knows what the organization is all about. I think is going to help smooth over that transition. And I mean, they got to do something because you know, this one they got bailed out on with full year sponsor, but if he tanks again, and they're like sorry. You know, we we're gonna pay this kind of money we need wins. He might not have is easy of time. The next time around. No, absolutely. This is really hey now, we got plan. Now, we gotta work on a jumbo. We gotta get things done speaking sponsors. Yes. I know you're you're not fond of motorsports dot com. Yeah. No, motor sport, documentaries dot com. They then it's not like it's just that a they they wanna charge people for reading articles. You can get that stuff pretty much anywhere. They do have a couple of things that are unique MVP they love love love, click bait titles. They love the sensationalize non stories. That's that's the big five with them is. I hate it. When I see title. And I'm like is this oddest? It is. I'm like, oh, jeez. I'm sure they're just making up crap again, and like somebody they'll take some of the entirely out of context, and that'll be like this huge headline plastered all over the website. But go ahead. Sorry on the on the top sponsorship. They had a nice little story. Jim utter put out there about. Gusting gusting. I don't he is going to he drove by the past two season ARCHE is going to be in the gander outdoors NASCAR truck series this year. And he's got a new sponsor, and he's got a pretty big sponsor. L G will be on the truck next season for gusting Elchi. What's g g the Tron tropics? Wow. Okay. Yeah. Right. Also, L L G H fac will be on the car next year. Now, it's the first time LG will have sponsorship into NASCAR. And they have and uttered goes ahead. And dissect about how this deal came to be because remember while back L G was one of the ones that people were rumored about over. They're going to be title sponsor and be title sponsor. But they're on a truck of rookie that that's an interesting way to get into the sport. You would think a company with that kind of money, and that kind of size will want to be on with the major driver. The L G people including Kevin McNamara who is the senior VP in general managers of the LG brand of air conditioning technology said that they even though the pitched much he's a lot the personal the personal side of it, which is deans gusts father and Gus sitting down talking about their passion talking about this that and the other thing in a personal connection. They got made l g get on board with Lale, especially with the fact that it's a first venture with a new a new team. I think I don't think this team's run before new driver mall. This other things. And MacNamara said we could sponsor anything we want it to any sport a bit. It's about the people. It's business, of course. But if you're not associated with the right kind of folk then there's no point in doing it, then with NASCAR with as big as NASCAR is still very personal repeal relate to drivers people relate to teams, the good thing for us for LG to be a part, if it is a big of it is a big, plus, well, if they're into that kind of thing, then can I just point out just for the people that I'm sure listening that both the Woz man, and I have L L G L G phones yet you boy, you got the G seven got the seven, man. I've I I've got the three now I don't I don't use the three anymore, but I have it. And I still would prefer to be using it. If the batteries to work that would would still be using. 'cause I love the buttons on the back. Listen, I got the three I got the five. I got the seven year boys odd hit that light button for some odd. I know so maybe they want to sponsor us. Exactly. Let's make. Connection. But yes, nice little story about how just the personal relationship, and how, you know, a family sport. It can be also LG says they prosper off of this. Because of the fact that during the upcoming, and I didn't know this is the thing international air conditioning heating, refrigeration, exposition Lanta, the headquarters of LG will have the truck per pronouncedly, displayed prominently displayed. Yeah. There for the conference. I go to that conference every other year, right? Sure. I get because. Expensive. If you do it every year, and I mean, how much can heating cooling and refrigeration be extending and to one year time. Well, you know, I mean, they're gonna give it every other year. They're pushing the boundaries, man. I mean, they've got guess so good news super coolants. They've got like like fans that blow air on things. They habits on on refrigerators now s moving even use fire. It's very controlled fire. But these fire no explosions, though, only explosions, right? My biggest thing is is why do I need internet on my? On your refrigerator? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I'm with you on that. And TV put the TV's on the refrigerator to. Yeah. It's pretty weird. It's a weird situation. We got going on here. And you know, I know somebody who has an LG refrigerator that has a sparkling water that comes out of it. And you can't find him anymore, man. So awesome. That's boozy is. It's awesome. Oh, I didn't even know. I like sparkling water until I tried it from J M like a love this stuff in it's free. You just keep hitting the little button there. And it just keeps coming out like people hit that like button. Exactly not gonna let this go until we get a YouTube show. And then you get Niger because we're gonna need to say that. And then I'll get sick of it. And be like, oh, if we get can how many subscribes you need to get to get a plaque. I wanna get a plaque from YouTube one hundred thousand. How close are you to that? Oh god. Now where I think maybe that's a real good question. Actually, maybe wanna wait. Maybe we get in with L g than than they can help us push that and get to that hundred K's, we get the plaque. Don't worry. We'll order to versions of the plaque. So you can have one and I know each of the studios a c switch account hundred twelve subscribers to the faceoff Ocoee show at one hundred and twelve ahead of us. Yeah. Exactly. Oh, well, also, I don't know if we can be a head if there's no account. Well, I mean, we have zero. So, you know, you're one hundred twelve closer to get in that the plaque air it is. That's what it's going to be so plaque on the wall. Okay. So then we went from a terrible story to start. Then we went to pretty cool story, which Johnson the unveil and everything and then to the G thing. Let's bring it back down again. Because apparently NASCAR where what they're telling everybody outwardly. Oh, everything's great, man. There's no problems at all the sport. I'm more excited about the sport than ever. Well reports are that last week this past week NASCAR laid off anywhere from quote, dozens to up to fifty people NASCAR says that the number was quote, a little less than five percent of our total workforce. Now, I guess they were saying that try minimize it. But anytime anytime at all that you can quantify the number of people you laid off as a percentage of your company. It's a lot of people. I mean, that's out of this show. I mean, like if you leave me off that'd be fifty percent of the employees of the company nascar's few more than that. So even five percent of NASCAR. That's a lot five percent. And this car, man. The hell present a NASCAR. It's a hell of a thing. Honestly, don't care like what you're preparing for if any kind of merger. You need all hands on deck doing damn train. Like it is. I know it's crazy. And so they said that they were doing this imp- reparation for their proposed, but not actually done deal yet merger with ic-, which is barely going to cost NASCAR one point six billion dollars to buy out all the IC stock from all the other people that own it. So the fact that they are so certain that they're going to be able to get ISE or the stockholders, and I see the cell, and they're getting rid of people in what I'm sure are going to be redundant positions. Because they're so certain of it. I mean, they keep saying, oh, no we're committed all the France families committed. They are not committed man. This is what this is exactly what companies do when they're trying to. Cut the fat before they sell what they sell it for what they can get and I'm positive that. This is just one more sign that they're going to sell which is great in the long run sucks for those people that were laid off it's great in the long run. But I really wanna know who they're thinking of selling to now because there's no other reason for them to be doing this to be packaging everything up. I in NASCAR together trimming out all the extra money that they're spending because they're trying to make the books better and the package deal. Look awesome for someone to come in and take it. Yeah. I mean, the biggest thing right now is just is is we got to combine it but goddamn six billion, really. That's what that's what it said. In the in the article, I was reading I don't know. How accurate it is? But. Yeah. I don't know. Because you know, the France family owns still owns a majority share. It's not over fifty percent. I don't think, but they still own the largest share, and the, you know, everything they that's that's one point six or whatever billion without that largest share. So it's amazing to worth that much. Right. I mean, I don't understand what the hell's going on. I mean, I guess I guess the properties worth a whole lot because I'm sure they own all that property, and I guess so I mean, that's probably the I hope that's the reason. I hope so too. Yeah. Because it's not Jesus. So here's a great hose. Here's craziest thing about that. Is that I was planning when I saw that story. And I put it on the the rundown. I was planning on making a joke. What I thought when I read it the first thing I thought when I read the article was oh, wow. They laid off fifty people. I bet somebody's about to get promoted. And then sure enough literally two days later mass car promote some dude so J Abia because everytime that's car f something up. They feel like they can cover it up by promoting someone and that's what they've done J Fabian has been named NASCAR monster energy Cup series, managing director. I don't know if that means they fired the last one or if they just made up a position based on us cars history. They probably just made up that position. He was previously managing director of technical integration. Which means he was in charge of the inspection process. So there you go weird, and they sent out a press release about how excited they are. And how you know Jay Fabien is going to like, you know, make things. Awesome. Again. They didn't say he was gonna make things. Awesome. Hire those people back. No. But these things happen. So I it's like every other person that like every time like there'll be like five people in the stands, whom I got we got we saw five tickets promotes people. Get him out there doing this. And so that's what they've done here. They've they've done something terrible. And then they turned around and promoted somebody to congratulate them for it. All right. What else? Do we got? Front row front row. Yes. Bring up the mood a little bit. So front row motorsports named their crew. Chiefs for two thousand nineteen drew blackened surfer. Yeah. He used to be the criteria last year for Bubba Wallace in the forty three car. He's gonna come over. And he's going to take over the thirty four. So he's going from the forty three to the thirty four conspiracy. Hopefully reversal of fortune for him, right? Right. He'll be working with Michael McDowell. That's a I mean, that's pretty good poll. Wasn't he with Ralph before that? I can't even remember where he was before. I want to say he was with the with Carla where it's oh, that's right. Carl Edwards with rouse. Yeah. Yeah. Let's see where it was. I'm looking right now. Oh, while his nickname is black. I and the thing is he says is quoting the Kapadia. Who knows he says that people call him Blick because it's just a lot easier. I would call him drew. That's just me. I don't know. Let's see Rauch racing. He worked at Carl Edwards work Mark Martin as well and Kevin Kenza. So and that's kind of interesting that he was involved with rush. Because then the next guy they announced is that might Kelly is going to be working on the number thirty sixteen with Matt tift. He comes directly from rouse racing where he was working on their extended program on the number sixty car, of course, that ain't happening this year. And he also was the crew chief for Ricky Stenhouse junior when he won both of his ex series championships. So he comes with a pretty good pedigree as well and from Roche as well. Can can only go up right now. And then David Reagan number thirty car is going to work with south Barbara the same exact guy he worked with last year. And so there you go. No know moving on the fingers there. So I I think it's good that they brought in concert for they brought in Mike Kelly to broaden guys who have experienced at a big time teams have had success before both of them. Have you know, Matt tift, I love that move. I think that's ground over it's gonna work out as well as tift wants to. But I think from front rows perspective. That's a good move. The thing the part that I don't get is David Regan. Michael McDowell man. You can't get many other people. Do you know? I can't remember. There was somebody were talking about a little while back that that didn't have a gig or was looking for a gig. And I was like why don't why don't somebody like fro go with a young up and coming driver instead of you know, instead of going with these guys that it's not nothing against Reagan or Michael McDowell. It's just if you look at what they've done recently whole lot nothing. I mean, I get an Reagan's wanna race before. Whatever. Trevor bayne. What's he done? Yeah. You're not wrong. I don't know who could you get though. That's the problem would wanna ride like that that has increasingly gotten worse like it used to be a place that maybe like we always said was on the rise and consistently on the rise. And then just they often they need an this doesn't exist right now. But they need a down on their luck guy. That's had a lot of success. I mean, you know, I don't wanna say Kurt Busch again because he already ran that route wants and it worked though for furniture row. But somebody like that I mean, maybe not him. But some Jamie Murray Jimmy Murray would have been okay guy. Not great not not as good as me after all curt has won a championship. Right. But but Jamie, MAC would have been an okay guy. Now, I don't think Jamie would have done it. But that's the type of God that they need to go out and get and have that be the anchor not not Reagan Michael McDowell guys who've kinda toted around for a while. And they haven't really done a whole lot needs. Somebody who's done something to come in. And. Help make that program better. Who is it though? That's the pro. I don't know. I mean, I I don't think that he's to Ginny to get something done if they could get call Edwards out of retirement there, you can go, but I'd car when do that it's slim pickings to this. You have to you have to have somebody who is still has some some shelf life, but at the same time. You know is for some reason or another he's a little bit damaged goods. And and you know, they they don't have any other options, you know. And I just don't do that person's Cain though. He just can't physically do it. You know, they they need that Martin ex they need that Kurt Busch before they you know, before they showed up at a place like furniture row. And that's out on who that guy is really don't. I don't think there isn't. I think. I think we've actually surpassed that time that time is over. Yeah. Yeah. Like on not Tony Stewart. Well, not the junior not Jeff Gordon because they wouldn't they wouldn't have done it. But they need somebody in need to find a Mark Martin guy. Right. Can you can you can you be though them well in never actually gotten there? And you know, one could argue that Scott had that opportunity with Clint Boyer. But that you know, flopped miserably, I think that front row if they've found that same type like if he'd gone there if because they're running boards if he'd on the front row instead of having on the Scott now, I don't know was running Fords at that point. But imagine if they were that could have worked that could that could have like produced something decent and by deuce top tens. Yeah. But now look at a no nothing. But that doesn't that opportunity doesn't exist for front row now. So they have to they have to wait until Joe Gibbs racing decides the fire someone else for no reason. The maybe they can pick up that. Yeah. Exactly. Like, hey, listen. Let's go ahead. And they do find themselves like Akabusi like when Kabul was originally Kabushiki like like sixteen year old driving. Yeah. You know, like somebody with all this raw talent. And they just keep shooting themselves in the foot. And then, you know, Joe Gibbs comes in swoops up ends up winning the championship with them. The that guy the Bragg Joey Logano. Yeah. Kinda do. I don't know like it's much easier said than done, I realize, absolutely. Because the problem is is that no one wants to invest in that. Yeah. Yeah. And and then any guy who has that kind of potential still, you know, I mean, you really have to be on everybody's bad side. Because otherwise, you probably would end up getting a better offer them front row, and you wouldn't elect for front row over say, you know, like Gibbs car, or, you know, you know, Richard petty motorsports. Could do that as well. Although with Bubba, I think that really their problem, isn't driver? I think the problem is they need to put more money into the damn program. Kind of you know, and they're nice the hook, right? Like where are you going to get this money? Yeah. Where's this money coming from? So I don't know if there is any kind of like. Quick fix. I don't think there is. I mean, they'd have to get super lucky is really what would have to happen. But the good thing is they do have that tiff now, and I think the tift has some potential, and so if they could get that going and get some sponsors interested, then that might be the vehicle with which they can attract other either young drivers or somebody who does have it a little bit of in a stab history who's willing to take risk. Yeah. But that's the thing is now we just have to get into an in a situation where? It has to be a new leaf. And this is where nascar's marketing team that doesn't exist comes into effect is that they now have to go ahead and figure out how we can work at these guys to come. We have to play the role of intermediary in order to do this. And I don't know if they can. If they have if they have the horses to do that seriously that if they had a bit probably let them go this week. Oh, absolutely. They're gone their way gone, but. I don't know. I think that NASCAR needs to play a bigger part in the in the whole thing. Oh, yeah. Totally. I mean, they should be in. This goes back to what we were talking about a couple of weeks ago or couple of shows ago where if NASCAR really slimmed down things in the Cup series and made a point of only having really good teams only having the best teams in the Cup series. And then if you don't do well, you gotta go down to axe then stuff like this will work itself out. Yeah. Because because if front row or fern fern front row was one of the organizations that made the twenty five or thirty or whatever, however many cars you wanna have in there. Then guys will wanna drive for them and sponsors will wanna be on the car because the guys want to drive for them. So all of that can be solved just by saying. All right. We have some things down. We don't need, you know, forty cars coming out each week when only twenty five or thirty have a chance to win or finish top ten right? All right. I wanna unwanted rehash that whole thing, but still. I think it was fabulous idea. And obviously NASCAR listening because they they're trimming on their side. And they're going to trim on the Cup side after that mojos hope so yeah, God, they'll do make enough money. They can hire those people back. Maybe maybe front row might wanna go get Mike Wallace. Why are we shocked by this to do what the story today? Just came out today that Mike Wallace is definitely running three races, Atlanta, California and Las Vegas in the number fifty two car for Rick ware racing. So that ten times fast, and they also are interested in having Wallace beyond in the car for the entire season. But Wallace has got to go out and find some sort of sponsorship to get this done. He only has a sponsorship for three races right now. Now, the whole thing here is that Rick ware racing has to charter, and they're planning on running two cars, and we are what twenty nine days are we twenty nine days away from the by the time this airs twenty one twenty nine days so days away from the Daytona five hundred and yet Rick ware racing. Doesn't know who's going to drive their charter. Cars. To be fair. I didn't think I don't think they think it would get this far really what they thought the Greg Olding would just show up. They thought that the average. To say we have two cars, we're not gonna get to. Oh, let's that they want to drive this car Ono. I think that's where the point is is they didn't think it would happen this fast. I'm going to I'm going to go to require racing dot com. Do go drivers. Whoa. Here's here's listed drivers everybody. Tim, TIMMY hill. Spencer Boyd Stanton Barrett. Chris Cockram Carlos can try us. He still around and Ricky contrarius, I'm assuming they're related. That's racist. Kevin O'Connell and Cody wear. Hey, now of those they do have truck team and an extended team so of those we know that what maybe to me hill Stanton Barrett. Cody wear have driven in the Cup series before spent has Spencer boy run race. Maybe. Yes, I don't know. Spencer Gallagher has Gallagher has. Yeah. So, you know, I don't understand when that's your driver roster. I don't think you need to the charters. You barely need at one. Charter. I know right. So I'm very confused by this whole situation, especially Mike Wallace. Yeah. And they have let's see. Oh here. Here's a here's an announcement about the second they've acquired a second charter. And we'll feel to Cup cars. They just got this charter announced in January six where they announced January six the fifty one fifty two was purchased from front row motor sports. They got cars from L afar. We talked about all this stuff. They had even though he's not on their list of drivers. The BJ McLeod had the most starts in the require racing car into eighteen. Holy crap. Rick ware racing fielded. Guess how many drivers in two thousand eighteen? Eleven in Cup sixteen different drivers. Wow. And I was thinking I was going on the low end sixteen different drivers. That's crazy. If you have one car, and you need sixteen different drivers just to fill that one car. You don't need a second. Yeah. No. They probably about probably what happened here is they probably bought it from front row, and they figured they could turn around and lease it out the somebody and just get some money for the first year decide what they want to do in the second year, either sell it or maybe do something with it. And nobody wanted to lease it. The must be what happened. That only makes sense. And so they'll see if anything else they'll do run arrives for both of them. And the first one will probably be a very similar situation this year that it was as it was last year. Sixteen drivers are a bunch of driver's doesn't drivers or whatever. And with the second one. You're trying to get Mike Wallace. Mike Wallace's is he's been around while the he had heart surgery while back to. Hey did. Well, you got into that incident to his daughter in the show. Yeah. Yeah. So he's not a spring chicken anymore. But he said he wants to come back if they can get I hope they do get sponge should because I would much rather see a car with somebody and full time than just, you know, whoever shows up with a check in their hand and give week. Yeah. But at the same time check is nice. I guess check. Check in check in in the hand is pretty nice guess, I don't know. Wait a minute. I don't know. Well, checking the hands very nice. Yes. Yes. For us. It is. But I mean when it comes to competition in NASCAR, that's not. I mean, nobody's gonna by themselves of win from Rick ware racing. No, not even require not even require combine a win. You know, CISCO's right back to they would be a prime candidate already in the extend these areas, but they should be spending. All that time and effort and money making a really kick ass xfinity team, especially since have rows to worry about. They don't have a Guinness story about like the playing field is wide open there. It's just JR motorsports. You've got to compete with now. Yeah. So do that. I don't do this do that. Money. They spend on that damn charter. They can put together a kick ass like new program for their their extended team or their truck team or whatever. It just frustrates me. Ryan treks is going to try to qualify for the Daytona five hundred in two thousand fourteen he tried because that was was happy. K b que did he do became? I think the became racing for year in two thousand fourteen that's highly possible. And but he didn't qualify for Daytona. So he's that never actually raised the Daytona five hundred. So he's going to drive the seventy one for Tommy Baldwin. They're coming back part time. They do not have a charter anymore. Even though back in the day. They did. So they're coming back. Ryan trucks coming back. I mean, if you're talking about I don't get a sound kind of hypocritical here because it's just talking about Rick ware racing in them. Like what the hell man, if you're gonna have like an owner comeback and try and make Daytona and a driver trying to a form. I would that's combination. I like to see Tommy Baldwin Brian treks. Let's see what we can do. Yeah. And you just hope the Tommy Baldwin's genius hasn't driven by the wayside either. Yeah. So I mean, we seen that we've seen that many timers always back. He's doing great. Oh, what everything's past them by now, he he says he wants to ultimately go racing full-time again, if you can get something together to do that. He's gonna have to pair with somebody like Ryan treks or some sort of incomer, and then stick to it and get some sort of result. Somehow, you know. Yeah. That's the problem is is you're gonna have to stick to your guns and hope for the best and try to convince golden corral keep going. Yeah. Yeah. So, but if they can if they can get a good finish or to the maybe the parlay in the something who knows? Yeah. I'm speaking of buying rides Joey gays. Going to run time in xfinity the season fantastic idea, by the way, he's going to run a full xfinity. Schedule for 'em B M motor sports than number thirty five then they will also mbmers going to run the sixty six part time in the Cup series case will get some races there. So basically, it's like, hey, if you come in and bring some cash or sponsors or whatever will put you in X car for the full season. And as a reward will put you in the Cup car couple of times, I would much rather see young drivers do that. Instead of what Joey gays has been trying to do which is by crappy rides in the Cup series and finished thirty third. But what else do, you know? Right. Like, they see this trend going, and they're going to be the ones that jump with it as well. I mean, granted mpm not the best in general but him running full Lexi's in there. Probably could mean they're not even great in the series either. I know, but you know, maybe it's a good thing. But it that that's where Joey gays should be right now. Oh, absolutely. Yeah. That's that's that's. There's like these young kids the whole NASCAR said that the model's broken the model's broken for the sheer fact that guys like Joey gays and Greg Alden can come in like little experience in a stock car of this size and get a ride. Yeah. It's absurd though. I mean in all honesty, even ride trick should be in the xfinity series right now. Oh, yeah. No. There's no reason. Why right? Sure is another castaway of the Michael Waltrip racing era. But it's like it's like almost you have you should be you should have to complete X cheer. Ryan tricks is twenty six but at the same time, he should clean complete an X amount of lower levels. Now before you jump up to the Cup level. Yeah. That I pitched many year ago when it comes to you have to you can't get into it unless unless you pass X amount. And then they used to that where you couldn't drive a super speedway unless you had a had so many is under your belt in the lower level. They wouldn't give you a they wouldn't give you license for those unless you had done a couple in the lower series. I that was the only one that's the only type of track that they would have that requirement for though, which is wicked dumb. It is it should be across the board that way you should have to have like a half season or something, you know, minus road course, I think road courses when you give a pass to maybe. Yeah. Yeah. That's it. But yeah. So that's what Joe gifts. The last story that have gotten less you have anything else. Die cast list came out, which I was super happy to see. I believe wasn't there. A preliminary list that came out like a couple of months back that we talked about. I think there was probably mid year yelich amid sees one or something like that it seems like it was two days ago. But it was it was a while ago. But then they released the top ten die-cast for two thousand eighteen end of the year. All in and done. Big shocker was man. Five of the top ten spots. Went to Bush. No, no, no. No. No. Well, what did chase Elliott? Yeah. No this kid this kid's he's rocket strapped to them. This is the this is the guy. This is the guy you go with and that's our then beyond that. Okay. Beyond that. This is a top tem. Chase elliott. Chase Elliott now. He's different cars. Chase elliott. Chase Elliott William Byron. Chase elliott. Alex Bowman chase Elliott Jimmy Johnson. Chase Elliott collars and Kevin Harvick. Eight eight of the top ten. Hendrick motorsports. Drivers, they are making Bank off the merge man, dude. And especially surprising considering Byron didn't do too much. Did did a decent amount. I was surprised to see a both of those guys in the list and b both of those guys above Jimmy Johnson. And see both of those guys above some of the chase Elliott cars and Jimmy Johnson's scheme was kind of garbage last year. It was a little wasn't the best. There's nothing write home about. But you almost have to wonder if the William Byron Alex Bowman are just not nostalgia picks as well. Yeah. Oh, I'm sure I'm sure. Yeah. I think that that's a big thing there too. Yeah. Yeah. Surprise surprise. No Cal Bush. I am too actually. Because remember he was like second in the most popular driver voting. Yeah. So I mean, I'm surprised that people aren't buying his car. Price. Kevin harvick's doesn't have a couple in their. He's only got the one all the way down the Bush, beer one. I'm and only one of these skin through list right now. Only one of those cars was a in the top ten was a Darlington car. Chase Elliott in the hooters interesting. Yep. Yep. By the way. Speaking of Darlington cars, I saw one sixty four the method no car with the Jeff Burton Plum. Pretty slick made those may one of those. I saw it's fantastic. Oh, yeah. No, no Miller lite car. No, wreckage Laskey, no, joy Lugano's. But but I think the Luganda I I don't have a hard time buying that. Joel ex Nomar tricks exactly very popular driver. And yet people weren't buying his stuff. The only thing that because break Laskey neither here nor there when it comes to like say popular driver voting. But that's that's scheme is so iconic that that usually that would be enough to sell cars. I would think but you had the biggest biggest prize from me is William Byron third on that list. But I think you've paid it. I think people were buying the twenty four because that it was the exalted scheme. And so it looks exactly like the Jeff Gordon car. So yeah. And you just get it that way and and hope for the best. So I mean, interesting still picks. Yeah. I mean, it it shows where people put their money and all three of those five chase Elliott our win card. Yeah. So there's special schemes that way as well. Most of them are normal schemes Napa scheme for chase Elliott executive for William Byron nationwide for Alex Bowman lows for Jimmy Johnson credit one four color Bush beer for Kevin. But like you said three of them are the chase Elliott win cars. And then one is the chase Elliott Darlington car. I know right. They have. Okay. So if you're NASCAR, I mean, this this means something, you know, because this is more than just people's voting online because you know, if you're a rabid chase the fan of there's a chase Elliott fan club. They could go and stuff the ballot vote every day. Right. But this is people putting their money where their mouth is. And I mean, if your NASCAR don't you? I I mean, I guess they've been pushing him, but don't you up the ante on that a little bit? Don't you piss off Kabul's more by making it even more about chase Elliott now to these got wins. And you know, people are spending money on his stuff. Yeah. It's interesting. I mean, it goes to show. I would love to see. That's what it was was merchandising sales was the other one. So that would be hats shirts, everything else. Like, oh, that's that's right. That's what we were talking about before. Uh-huh. Lost my train of thought what the hell you're talking about whether or not NASCAR should should upped the ante on marketing, which aren't getting well, I mean, you can only do so much marketing to like I mean, especially now that it's back on their own. And I think you also have to think the third parties are into this because fanatic should have done their part a little better. Lionel racing can only do so much with die-cast like in terms of advertising. That's that's I think that's kind of stalwart thing. Now NASCAR really has to push. I mean, remember back in the day. We had everyone all the special schemes like had a big unveiling had a big thing behind him. And and now, I don't get the same vibe for these special schemes like their unveiled on you know, just nowhere. They're just they just pop up. There's no pomp and circumstance. Yeah. Yeah. Because I mean, they do that for the Darlington race. But that's it. That's it. Yeah. Like, what was it? The Richmond race was always like the for two years. It was the looney tunes race. And they had an announcement at Richmond unveiled all the cars, and it had been made a big to do about it. Now, it's just hey, this is this is a sponsor of the race. And hey this race teams running or these race teams are running a spa special one. Here's what it looks like on paper. Yeah. I think the last time because they had the teenage mutant ninja turtles ones last year. Whatever and that one they didn't do such a big thing for the last one that I remember them like making really big deal about was the was the superman Batman one. Right. Even then that they mean. Okay. The about that. But not like, I'm even like, I said the teenage mutant ninja turtle ones this year. They didn't make that big of a deal about because those cars were for crappy crappy drivers there in crappy teams those paints, and that's just because they didn't have any loyalty to their brand. Right. And again as good as having a sponsorship in it is it kind of handcuffs you if they don't want a special sponsor because they have the thing that they like on the car right now. And I think that that's that's a big to do as well. I mean when you look at look back at the Dale Dale Earnhardt days, he didn't have many specials team. So and it was a big deal any had a special. Absolutely, definitely. So I mean, it's it's I don't know. It's a situation where I think NASCAR does need to do more. But I think marketing across the board needs to be done more. Yeah. You know, there was a there was a story. In fact, they put up on NASCAR dot com, which is new by the way shirts sills crappy is ever though. But but they put up a picture of Ryan Blaney on the set of banged PI. And I'm sure it's going to be terrible. But but that's the need do that kind of stuff with chase Elliott. I think don't you. He doesn't have that personality though. I guess not. That's the problem is is that he's like his dad is dead. Had a little bit of personality is a very stoic, man. Very very few on words, the Hollywood him up a little bit. Yeah. I mean, but yeah, I don't think you can smell of it was funny. I was watching like something YouTube recommended me smash like button bell. Is that Bill Elliott came out in the number eleven Budweiser car during speaks or something they had to do all they could to get out of him. Like, hey, what's this receding here? Like, he just he drove the car into the makeshift studio. Got out got a round of applause. Darrell Waltrip was there. It was amazing. And then they just kind of had a force them that say what's happening. And then the I think the same personality is with his kid, even though he's younger, you know. On a different trajectory. But I don't think he has a personality. Ryan Blaney has a personality. Bubba wall has a personality to an extent. Mark treks has a personality. He's those guys more either have had just luck room with those guys for a little bit. I don't think you can do that. That's the problem. But he's also he could be one of those guys where he's hilarious like with his buddies. But when he gets on stage, he's just garbage. Yeah. Man. He could. I mean, he's got the potential there. You really does have the potential to to to take that they'll junior role and be known outside the sport that Jeff Gordon role be known outside the sport. Even Jimmy Johnson is known outside the sport. Maybe not as much as you know, as Jeff Gordon or as dealer in her junior. But but yeah, you know, if chase can't do it. Then the next best thing is Ryan blaming needs to start freaking win and stuff. Yeah. And I'm surprised Nazi Ryan Blaney on that list. Cars were kind of garbage too because he had new number. That's the thing. They just not very good paint. Schemes that's down to him. Yeah. That's pretty much it. I think is just the fact that he's go back to the wood brothers and just goes back to twenty one start winning some stuff next thing. You know, he's gonna be big star. That'd be great. If he did then then it'll be a magnum PI every week. Sure, he'd be he'd be magnum. Yeah. He has he has the mustache should be magnum. He's got that. Like, oh, guess what depends? He doesn't like facial hair. So mustache me. Nothing's bad. He would have to shave it off though. No, MR Penske, doesn't Mr. Penske's not not a facial hair. Man. That's a bummer and is when he wins races will be able to make that call on his own. Hey will. Okay. He's going to be a bounty hunter. We also ready dog. It's going to be a bounty hunter on magnum p I on the episode actually playing a role. But but yeah, I don't know how that how that's gonna go down. I guess I guess it's better than him playing Ryan because that's the worst. It really is the worse when they're like, oh, this NASCAR personality is going to be on a show. And you're like, oh, God, this is going to be terrible. And then they play like themselves, and then because of that it is terrible. So I'm hoping that because he's not playing himself. It's not terrible. Well, nobody CBS news. So I think that's true. That's true. Yeah. Another network. You mentioned that when it happens. Exactly. Yeah. Between the Jimmy Johnson ABC, and then the magnum P on CBS, man. Yeah. It's great. All right. That's it. We've done it. We've we've wrapped. Oh, no, no. We haven't wrapped it up. Again. Here's one more thing. We gotta talk about Kayla talk about because the Woz man Email me this week. I'm gonna do and he has his own fan council certificate. That's right. Did you put it on the wall? I haven't printed out yet. But but yeah, no. They the fan councils like, hey, thanks for great twenty eighteen here's to certificate. Board for being on the band council now me and a hundred thousand of my closest friends I wouldn't award for being on the fan council. Well, all you have to do sign up, and they'll give you one at the end of the year. No, I need to do it. Right after the show 'em it. Yeah. You keep saying that. I know keep saying that they had to cancel. They had a council thing today. They did about candor outdoors. Oh god. Did you see who that is? Well, though because they're the new the truck team series, which is just Camping World just different division. Yeah. It's just called ganders. It's it's it's a male goose this, you're right. So they just asked about, you know, is do you think it's a brand that belongs or do you? Do you agree or disagree? Brand. It belongs in NASCAR. Brand this good fit. Sponsorship. Will give me a good impression. I would be more more relatable brand because it's Bonsor or would I would rather likely shop more stops. But it's like. God guys stop being so needy. I know they really are. They're they're probably trying to take that. And then turn around and give it to gander mountain. And then what you should have said is I didn't realize that there was a mountain full of male ducks. Geese geese male geese. Sorry Metis goose. So there it is. Now, we've now we've done it. So now next week like we talked about beginning the show, there's gonna be no program. Sorry about that. It's my fault. And the fact that I'm doing real world with my own boss. Think about that from us everybody out there both of you and Jimmy Johnson. Think about having to spend a week in an apartment with your boss. And for Jimmy. That's really weird because that means he's rooming with Rick Hendrick for a week. It's weird, man. I'm trying I'm trying to think of now my boss cool. I look my boss too. But still. It'd be weird 'cause she's a female. W weird. Yeah. And then have to go to HR xactly exactly detox things like that. Sure. Yeah. So that that's that's next week. And because of that it's my fault wearing and be able to show sorry about that. But. The week after that we are back on. I will be in lovely lovely warm Boston for that one. But we'll do the show. We'll talk about stuff and at that point. It'll be like a couple of weeks out from the Daytona five hundred man, we'll be close will be one week closer. Yeah. Yeah. It'd be like twenty one days or twenty days or nineteen days on you. 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In The Draft Show - Richmond Recap, NASCAR All-Star Rules

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk

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In The Draft Show - Richmond Recap, NASCAR All-Star Rules

"The Starlight lounge presents an evening with the progressive box. Year lets you go tickling the ivories he just saved. By bundling home and auto progressive gonna finally barring for that gal of yours, Hugo Santa Monica dolences. This next one St. there's. In my all, thank you. Because of casualty insurance company and affiliates. Discounts on of able in all states or situations. Dr george. Recreate Greece then front Fokin like hell now. Johny coming down. Don't do anything. And welcome everyone to end the draft with Wilson. And was I'm Wilson here in sunny, southern California. Meanwhile, right across the internet from me at our beautiful studio of the Dakotas version two point zero. When Mr. Scotty was what's going on? There was man another year older in another year. More bitter. Did you have did you have a birthday Tuesday? Checking in on me. Happy fortieth your frigging Hoed Rabin a for the west coast. Happy fortieth birthday. Then there's a big one for you thirty six. Oh, I thought. Oh, sorry. I thought it was not. Haven't reached. I haven't reached. There's this old producer that we used to have back in Maryland. Same was Todd. And he is probably the most ancient person we were met in my life. Like he was like forty five hanging out with eighteen year old. He's like, hey, man. Scott. Listen by T, nap twenty one brother, am, I right? Copenhagen really bizarre. Free Copenhagen the handed out at the racists along alongside the free Winstons good. Yeah. We're interviewing we weren't interviewing little kids. Yeah. What a what ever happened to you walk into the track? And then like scantily clad girls are trying to push cigarettes on you for free. I wonder if now they just tried to take water out of your hands. And then push the monster energy while I'm sure I'm sure they do that kid me, obviously, it's not working for NASCAR because they're pushing money and the energy drinks away. I know right. And so we have we don't have a race to talk about this thing. Well, we're blasting. Had one last week allegedly. Right, right. And we'll still we'll talk about Richmond. And what happened in front of a audience of thousands? And then we'll talk about NASCAR news because there's some interesting things not only do we have the all star format rules which were announced yesterday. But we've got a Tony Stewart being a grumpy old, man. All right. We've got what else do we have? We've got the Nashville thing that there's there's like a fight those a full on fight going on about a Cup race in Nashville, which makes me think it's not going to happen. And then apparently apparently Scotty, and I don't know. Well, we'll talk about that. In the second on the the other thing that will chat about. Oh, and then of course, we got Steve O'Donnell because Steve O'Donnell president of saying, everything is awesome. Promoting people at NASCAR was interviewed by NASCAR. Yesterday or today, I didn't even know whim and asked about the two thousand nineteen rule package and what he thought of it so far. So we're gonna talk about his comments about the nineteen rule package. So that's coming up. First. Let's talk about Richmond. Martin Martin tricks junior one big race for him. He got a breaking breaking that streak now Eighty-one races without a victory on short-track. Anyone short races? He finally gets. When does you know? You know? Richmond is a short track. It is. It's a by definition. It's under a mile and that makes it a short trek. But is it really a short track? It's one of those those this medium track for me. It's a Twitter for me. You know for me Richmond and Darlington or Twitter's. It's not really what we imagine. Like when you say to a NASCAR fan, you said a general person short like what what are you? What are you? What are you talking about? But when you say do a NASCAR fan short-track like the picture in their mind is Bristol the picture in their mind is martinsville. And unfortunately, doesn't go much beyond that. Because that's all there really is. But we talked about Phoenix one mile or Richmond one mile or Darlington even point eight six six or whatever it is miles. Those don't feel like short tracks me like when you go to the short-track illeg your local community on a Saturday night. It doesn't look like Richmond. And it doesn't look like, you know, it doesn't look like Phoenix. I mean, it looks more like martinsville or like Bristol. And so that's really the picture my head of a short track. And we need more of those. I think that honestly we need more real short tracks instead of tracks that fit the definition. I mean, don't get rid of Richmond. It's fine. Don't get rid of Phoenix is fine. But, but that's just what I think when I think short track like, I. Didn't think of that as being as first short-track win? No. But again, it is it is it does have an entity all of its own. I mean banking. It's a little bit faster down the backstretch. But I think by definition you have to say it's like quarter the three quarters a mile. Typically, one mile or anything under one mile is called a short Iraq at three three quarters a mile if it's a bigger short track. But it's not it's it's still a short. It's under a mile. So yeah, I still consider it a short check. But I think it's I think it's a big deal. I mean for him to be a guy who's kind of mastered every the art of everything else. Yeah. This is pretty good for him and shows especially in a gives car that he can run. Although I'm not shocked that it gives car one. This thing though, can't say that. No, not at all, you know. And and again, it was you know, it was pretty much. I don't have the thing. Let me bring up the leader Louis because I remember this race as being pretty much an essay char an Penske type of. Yeah. For a while there. It was was that. And then some other crazy crap happens. Bush would've won tricks lead. One eighty six joy Lagaan over fifty two. Kevin Harvick was up there for thirty in the break has Lasky for thirty one. So once again, it's the same two teams. I mean, it's JJ are, and it's Penske or Pinski depending on who you write for which paper, you write for or which TV station, you work for and so it's the same thing all over again is this getting to the point where it's concerning. Not just for those other teams. But as far as nascar's concern, because do you think that fans think of it that way, basically is what I'm getting at do you think the fans look at that and say man, they're only two teams because when Kabul wins everything Rosenthal Garda's ruining the sport Cowboys winning everything when you know, Jimmy Johnson wins the roll man, Jimmy Johnson. Do you think you think of it that way right now where we only have those two organizations, and that's it? We're talking Pinski and Gibbs. Yeah. No because they're different drivers winning the rail. I think that's I think the organizational think doesn't fit into their thing. Just yet. I think it soon will. But at the same time, I don't see it being as big a deal, you know, that they're they're winning it just yet until they start consistently winning over and over again. And that's when people start wondering, oh, it's only to put change the rules now. At least that something could play up because they tried to play up the big three. And that was all right. You know, it it didn't really pan out that way because those guys weren't really into it. But boy be nice. If like, the Gibbs drivers and the Pinski drivers could both get together and be like two. Let's let's let's kinda him this little lake. That's amp this up a little bit, man. Let's let's not like that other guy that happens already with break is asking Bush, but but everybody else needs get in that mindset that we don't like these guys in the maybe maybe just a little bit. You could have some of that rivalry going on? But doing need rival like honestly, I'm tired of this WWF kind of thing that you have to something to get people in passionate about it make make the product better. Then people will get impassioned about it. I guess so I guess so it's just it's easier with with sports organization regular sports teams because you know, you've got that that regional thing going on. And you don't get that ever really in this car. It's not like the southern guys versus the California guys are some stuff like that. Yeah. I mean, you do a coast thing. I mean, just make the racing better. Making better at a green flag. He'll listen to Stephen's. Listen to Steve O'Donnell it is. But we'll get to that later. All right. Let's talk about two things with the coverage. Number one. My gosh, where they jockeying Cal Bush so hard on the FOX broadcast one day, not I know. But this time it was really bad because he was leading. And he looked really really strong, right? Then he makes mistake speeding penalty goes to the back. We had like college Bush tracker at that point like for fifty laps for the next forty five minutes after that. It was like, where's call Bush, the cameras on Kabul? He's moved up from twenty four th the twenty second is blazing through the field. You know that kind of crap. And all in thinking is man you're trying to like set this up as a Ormuz comeback because of that. I don't think it's going to happen and sure enough didn't happen. And I think they jinxed it Mike joy to tender his resignation. Well, my Lord finished eighth with not making a big deal. And then the other coverage thing did you note. Did you know Scotty, did you know that Jimmy Johnson? Was going to run the Boston marathon. Now, I didn't I didn't see the FOX coverage because it was on follow. My God you missed it. I missed out all the updates of Jimmy Johnson. It was you know, you with a thought he was running the marathon Saturday and Saturday night like remotely from Richmond. Because of the number of times. They forget mentioned it was like ongoing updates about him not being there yet but going to run the damn race. And that then kind of transferred into early this week, you know, Tuesday and Wednesday, and then we do the show on Thursday and Monday it happened. Right. And then Tuesday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm looking on the internet for stuff to talk about because nothing ever happens anymore NASCAR. At least. That's my mindset. Right. And I know that that is perceived as everyone's got long-term deals. Everyone's got a goddamn. There's charter no one cares about that anymore. There was only one half rumor this past week. And that's. Denny hamlin. You know might be on the hot seat or something like that. That guy was won two races already. Why is he on the hot seat? Right. And then he was asked about it Richmond weekend. And he was like who told you that whoever told you that the making stuff up they don't know what they're talking about. If they think they know more about my contract situation than I do with my own team than by all means tell me who said that. And then we'll have a discussion about it. So I was happy. I was proud to Demi, you know, giving it right back to whoever you know, mentioned that that rumor, and I'm like how can a guy be on the hot seat wins two races. But at any rate. So I'm looking around for any kind of news because like you said everybody's locked up long term. There's very little controversy going on right now. There's been talk about I could make it. And then like the top like eight stories like the top eat stories when you look for NASCAR owners Jimmy John's boss mayor Jimmy Johnson bus Maryland Jimmy Johnson orlands Boston marathon, like the regular news outlets were picking up the Jimmy Johnson. Ran the Boston marathon. And I'm like, oh my God, dude. Seriously. Okay. So we had fifteen people show up at Bristol for the race. We had about forty five hundred show up to Richmond for the race. I know it was more than that. But that's what it looked like. And then to follow that up. The biggest story in NASCAR early this week heading into the off week. The biggest story NASCAR was that. Jimmy Johnson did something that is nothing to do with NASCAR. And then the other thing was like articles about the NASCAR net. This the NASCAR caz sarcasm guy whenever that is. And I'm like, okay. So what you're trying to tell me. The do didn't AMA on Reddit the the nest sarcasm guy because here's why. First off you could you could probably go take a seat and make a sandwich there Wilson. I'm going to be here. No, no. Yeah. No. I'm very curious. Because I I need an explanation for this whole he's lowest common denominator. He's he gets multiple multiple articles in NASCAR dot com. Them assured pay cash the check. Each each and every one for dumb stuff like tech sent to the winner. What would this guy looked like in this sport and other nonsensical things that lowest common denominator NASCAR people would enjoy? Now, I will say this that's trying to branch out of that hillbilly Yokel talent. And yet they hire this guy to do the same thing. Amen. My biggest thing with that. Is that he's getting paid to do something as nonsensical? And we're not that's true. For the same time. It's just like why do we need this guy here? There's no reason for that. There's no reason for him to be a part of this. I don't know if this was him. But he did there's a power rankings of easily misspell driver names. This is a thing on NASCAR is official website. That is a is a God thing it, it's it's it's a situation where we're at where. Yes. Like fake text to winners. Oh my God. How fun. It's so funny. All these things are so funny about these messages coal per, and it's so great. So I am I am flabbergasted that this guy has the pull that he has. It is pretty crazy. And it's the traditional NASCAR thing. Right. Because God does say some funny stuff from time to time. He does I'll give him that, you know. And there are times when I'm entertained by article and critter Bryce, just I laid his Twitter. And that's the thing is that all of the humorous stuff. I've really can really remember seeing we're like off comments on Twitter. Right. And so, but it's NASCAR. And so they put this guy on the give this guy shot props in NASCAR for trying something different, by the way. And then it works once or twice. And so nasty car. Dave. What NASCAR always does? And they're like rap if one or two of these funny comments so weak is pretty good. Then that means five hundred of them should be awesome. We'll give the guy in article with the doing AMA he'll get three like the slide shows a week, and he tweets twenty seven hundred times a day. He's worse than Kenny Wallace. When he has a twelve pack after a race. And if anybody subscribes or follows Kenny Wallace on Twitter, they know exactly what I'm talking about. It's it's, but but in all honesty is worthless. I know, and that's the thing is that that's the NASCAR way. Like, they do something. That's okay. It was pretty good to get some reaction to it. And then they're going to bash over the head with it. You know, like it's a baseball bat, and that's what they do with rule packages. That's what they do with. That's what they do with things online. That's what they do with everything. It's what they do with everything. And the thing is that, you know, I'm looking at these stories, I'm like, good Lord. The first ten stories are either Jimmy Johnson the marathon or something with this now sarcasm guy, and I'm like what the this is the state of the sport right now five years ago, even three years ago, but more often more less five or six years ago. Like you'd look for stuff happening in NASCAR there'd be there being news there be some guys mad at each other. It'd be some rumors going around. There would be some stuff behind the scenes to talk about there'd be some small team drama all kinds of stuff. And now like the top ten stories in the sport. Are driver doing nothing associated with NASCAR? And a guy who's basically parroting the sport. Like, it's a caricature of the sport. And then a dude running a marathon. Those are not that's not what you want. If you're trying to if you're trying to promote something you don't want it to if you're trying to promote football. You don't want the top stories for football to be a football player. You know, Rodman the tour de France. And some dude who's making fun of football players all day. But that's when NASCAR has right now. Yeah, it's. The problem is is that we're at a point in time that this is what gets views because someone has clout on Twitter for just nonsensical crap. And then makes a career out of you. I know man, they know how to market themselves. So that's also. And that's the thing. They're just kinda stumbling around in the dark and taking whatever they can get. And and you know, and on top of that you've got a great race in Bristol. You know, great action in Bristol. And that's not one of those top stories. You know, there were a couple of other stories in the first two pages of Google results. But most of those happened to revolve around attendance. So, you know, but I mean NASCAR should be making a huge deal about the action in Bristol. And how exciting it was. And how you missed it. Because chances are you did miss it based on the number of years number people in the stands. But that's not what they focus on there. Like, oh, hey crank out some more fig tweets big tech. Text messages all fake text messages. So great three more. Slide shows because we can instead of trying to get instead of trying to get a like one hundred thousand people to come to the site. Let's just get ten thousand people in have them. Click through ten slide shows to get the same number of frigging, clicks, and views. Yes. So I chose heat slide show slide shows are the worst man slide shows are nothing there the internet equivalent of a cheap money grab. Yes. Bullshit cash. Grab twenty nineteen. With whenever you see a slide show. It is just a blatant ploy to try and get impressions. That's all. It is. It's why we have no slide shows. No. We don't have much of anything. We have anything. Really? We really don't. Oh scheme of things we Don. Graded update. Did I get off tangent? Or what my gosh, I'm sorry about that. The the Richmond race was okay. If it was. But I mean, it wasn't like it's not it wasn't a Richmond. I these races are going really really really really green. Yes. Like, it's I it's fine. But the the racing's not all that exciting though, if that race would have been ten laps longer it. We might have had something big, right? Llegado was coming at the end there. And so it was boy or for that matter. But if if it went it went to ten ten ten laps longer. We'd be bitch about how it was. Title, right. And you know, wait until we talked about the CBO Donald stuff because I mean. Yeah, you could argue here, and they're older segment was interested. But who cares who cares about the frigging segments? All I care about who wins the race. But speaking of of the thing, I don't care about segment winners Qallash wins. The first one Joey Logano wins the second one and cookie points. Pretty much went the plan. Martin tricks junior won the race. He had the highest points. Fifty seven Joey Logano finished second in the race. Fifty four points second points. Kevin Harvick fourth on track. Third implants Clint Boyer flip-flopped with him. Boyer was third on track. Four points. The Kazlauskiene gets faded. They're a little bit late. He had forty two points fifth in points. It was seventh on track then call Bush six points and eighth on the track because he leads much early any wanna stage. So there you go. But there were some interesting finishers for me in this race. Austin Dillon finished sixth. This is not this done easy track to finish top tenant. He now. And you know, give the guy's credit. I mean, they've really tuned into Dylan. You know, it's one of those things where it's just like they know what what he's all about. And they figured it out. So good for him. In fact, we have kind of an RC our drivers theme in the surprise finishers, even though two of them don't race I e r anymore but Dylan was six that was the second top ten of the year Ryan Newman, ninth back to back ninth place, finishes, those are as only top ten so far this year. But that's not a bad thing that just means. It was a slow start which is totally acceptable going to a new organization that's struggling and going to a new manufacturer for him. I I'm impressed so far with what any started twenty fourth. So it wasn't like he just qualified well in an hung in there. I mean, he moved up through the field than he was there at the end. Yeah. I I it was a good rates for him. I mean, the the us strategy man who strategy to your vantage in these races that go long green for a while you have to you have to have trust in your crew chief events what he's done. Then paulie Menard a tenth. He had back to back top ten's his only top tens of the year. And again, another guy who I guess starting to get Neil get some some synergy going on there, and they're looking all right. I wonder if it's because these these lack of yellows are making these mid tier teams look god-like because they're smart enough to know what they can't do and know what they can do. And then we're weaned their strategy to that. And staying out of trouble, you know, because because when you get that speeding penalty as Kenneth test to when there's not a lot of cautions to help Crutchfield backup. It's hard. It takes a while to get back up through the field. You know, I I would say that Ryan Newman is just simply racing. Well, but he probably does benefit from that as well. As rouse. You know, keep your nose clean and stay on. The lead lap. And chances are you're going to do well in a race. That doesn't have a lot of cautions. Yeah. You know, good for Paul Paul Paul like I said last week. Here's a guy who has to prove himself. Now, I think he's finally getting the gist of it. And and those three guys Dylan Newman Menard finished sixth ninth and tenth in this race both of them their second top tens of the year and all three of them fourteenth. Fifteenth and sixteenth in the points right now if the playoffs started today, they all three would be him. Amazing. It's amazing this parody. Right. Well, think about that a rash Fenway car or Ross Fenway. Or arouse family car if the puff started. There will be a rash Fenway car in the playoffs on points. Not with the virtue of some sort of fluke. Talladega win not bad. That's pretty good. Yeah. It's not bad, man. It's not bad. Yeah. So are there any audio? You don't have to standings in front of you right now. Do you? I can bring them up what's up because everybody everybody this week. I don't know why. It's like a thing is like, oh, it's the off week. So we all have to do what are surprises are winter or surprises for the first third fourth of the season. You know? If. I won the one one fifth one fourth of the season. One one. The beginning of the year who do you like, and and you know, as I'm looking through the list, there's nobody that truly stands out to me is only go my God. How did they get there? I would say that. I'm intrigued by the fact that Daniel Suarez is in twelfth. And is only let's see how many points is he behind. He's fifteen points a twenty five twenty five points behind Eric Merola, the guy who proceeded in that, you know, in that journey over two s HR I think he's doing a good job there. And I think he's finally finally starting to prove what I tried to say all last year. But I felt like I was like like talking to a brick wall in terms of his response back to me. But just like I thought the bub Wallace is going to be good. And he tanked it. I thought Daniel Suarez all your lung was better than his results were and he can never bring it around for me and show everybody that. Yeah. You know, I'm actually pretty good. And now, I think with a decent car. I think in without that weight that Carl Edwards wait over top of him. I think he's showing it to us already. Yeah. I mean, I think it's it helps out a lot. I think having the car that he had has now helped him out a whole hell of a lot as well. Yeah. I am not surprised we but at the same time the we've only nine races in. Yeah. Nine races into twenty six of the regular season. We'll see we'll see what he does after this break, those discolors and have to be worried. Do you think because he's had poop luck? Just terrible. Look, I think he has to be I guess to be worried about his cars just being garbage. And then how how but I guess at the same time. It could be a drive air because Kurt Cushman driving away with it. Yeah. Yeah. Kurt Busch is killing it and just call us so much bad luck. But it's not all like somebody ran into him though. I mean, he's running to the wall quite a bit. He's lost control of easy just going down like just coming out of corners. And just loses. It. So I mean, I concerned if if I'm Eric Jones I'd be a little bit concerned. No. But I mean, it's Ryan Newman. Ryan Newman's luck is bound to well run out sooner rather than later minority and Dylan for that matter to exactly funny thing there's only thirty seven drivers who have accumulated who've who've driven this year really only thirty seven drivers listed because those are the only ones for for the points. So who's the one who is the one who's declared? But doesn't have a I guess it will be Casey Mears. Oh because they were sharing cars. That's why. Yeah. That's why thirty seven because there's drivers swap at around those charge rate Sorensen's driven in like seventeen different numbered cars. You know, if there are only thirty seven, right? I even have them. The. Have to argue too much with me on that one. But when you look down to I mean art, so really. I mean, you've got Jamie McMurray was in one race. So he doesn't count Cody. He's he's in any other series for point. So he's declared as as bright NASCAR. Right, right. But but where I'm going with this is you got him. He only raced one race Cody wears Ray six races. So he's not full-time Quin. Huff not fulltime resorts enough fulltime case Amir's not full-time, which means you have thirty two drivers that are fulltime thirty two. Then the Landon castle. So what we're saying here? Essentially is that one half fifty percent of the fulltime drivers are going to be in the playoffs. Isn't that too? Many. Just most like most other sports except baseball. Is it? I know hockey, let's lot. In Ocoee, sixteen basketball, sixteen fall is football does a lot. Oh, yeah. You're right football does a lot while card games and everything like that at the same time. You look at the other sports and it's team against team. Like, it's not everyone runs the field. Right. Right. You know, you actually have a legit playoff. It's not. Hey, we're go to these tracks, and we're gonna consider this a playoff, but it's not actually a playoff should eliminate people. More often, I think maybe the more limitations stop it. Stop with all the people in the track. Oh. Interesting. Yes. So you know, I would say Kyle Larson is probably the poop of the the drivers outside the one who's performed the poopie est of the drivers outside the top sixteen and anybody surprising. You aside the sixteen out. Well, you mean doing really well or crappy? Yeah. I mean, Larson definitely I'm a little surprised that little surprise at Alex Bowman is lagging behind right now, but not so bad. And I know there was some pop around Ty Dylan and Chris Bush or in this last race. But they they aren't impressing me that much yet. They're chief depot. You know, I don't his average finish right now is twenty two point six, and you know, he was doing well those past couple of races. He did not do well in Richmond twenty-fourth, you know, I it's a step up. I'm sure that if we looked at his average finishes in fact, here let me look at his average finishes so far occur stats for deebo. Art. So yeah, it's definitely step up. He's doing all right. Because in his previous fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen his average finishes were thirty second thirtieth twenty-seventh and twenty seven and now he's at twenty two point six. So it definitely made a difference. It's not Alex Bowman like difference, though. And I think that's you know, in the back of a lot of people's minds kind of what they were looking for in Alex Bowman type of improvement. Although you could argue that he's only twenty four th in the standings and Bowman's twenty first. So maybe it is a Bowman like improvement. Yeah. It's it's it's a very Bowman like improvement. Well, you know, you could say Bubba Wallace. But that's the car that is the car and nothing, but the frigging car I feel terrible for him. But I don't know like who where else can you go these going to perform any kind of better? I don't know. But maybe they should have gotten him in like Ralph or something like that. Maybe you should maybe he should have been in that car of Daniel hammock Hemmer. Doing a whole lot of anything. You're not wrong. Yeah. I think I think he would have been good in that car. And we know that those cars have some sort of performance in the most and Dylan, you know, so yeah, I think that maybe he should have been in that car a little not not terribly surprised at Ryan preseason doing that. Well, I mean, you know, these guys gotta get adjusted hammock too for that matter has to get a justed to to driving in the Cup series on a regular basis. But yeah, it's just I, you know, I feel terrible for Bubba. Because it's painfully obvious that the cars the problem there. And I don't understand why they can't go in some direction where they do something to fix it. It's not like the thing is is is Richard Petty's is own worst enemy. I guess. I mean, you would think even Bubba you. I saw an interesting article, right? This was a couple of weeks ago. I didn't mention that. Because I I didn't think it was particularly good article. And they were talking about Bubba Wallace. An interview a couple of weeks back saying, hey, you know, we got to perform better because we're having money problems. You know, and we need to be able to we need the money to be able to perform better. But because we're not performing better, we're not getting the money, and this person was like lauding him for being brave and saying that in public. I'm like this is not amused, common knowledge. I mean, we all know that the car sucks because of that they're not getting great sponsorship. I mean, we all saw what happened with frigging Smithfield. I mean, we're not idiots. But but it's it's I the thing. I don't get about it is it is Richard Petty's name that should count for something in getting sponsors. And then they should be. Maybe they're not using their money wisely enough. Maybe that's it. I don't know. I'm guessing. Yeah. I mean, forty three cars been dog show at for a while. Yeah. Yeah. It it's almost time. You got to sell it and not to George Gillett or Ray ever ham. Oh. So I mean, it was a once proud organism wasn't organization that had the ability to win a race on often in. But they had the ability to win a race. That sound now they don't now that now they have nothing nothing. Even resembling the ability to win a race. I really oh, man. All right. So let's take a break. We come back. We're going to talk about the civil Donald comments. We're going to talk about the all-star rules of the format for the all star race in the rules. And then a Tony Stewart has grabbed the hose, and he's threatening to turn it on you. If you don't immediately get off his property. So we'll talk about that too. No, don't go. There's a fine line between clever and stupid and these guys obviously left her glasses at home. And welcome back in the draft with Wilson. And was I am Wilson. That is the was man, and we've got a wrap up the show a relatively soon Scotty because you need to get on a plane and get out here. So we can go to the Konya west Easter Sunday service and brothers and sisters. One. They take your money, and they'll need. Yes. She's a trifling exactly. Anyway, I can't wait for the gospel version, the gold digger, that's very I have also gone on the internet and ordained myself to that's not a big deal. I'm not to do and Sunday service to the hipster show. Oh my God. During the break we were talking about because Coachella is literally like a twenty minute drive down the road from me. And and everybody everybody's just clogging up the town. Right. And and Scotty reminded me that not only is this Friday the first weekend of the second Coachella or first day of the second week of Coachella. Sorry, but it's also four twenty and we've got we've got a Konya making his way out for Sunday services. Well, so basically it's going to be bedlam here. Yeah. The the there's no way there's no way I'm going out on the roads on Friday now. I would I'd because it'd be the last the last time show be over. I mean, you could keep doing you know, what that's why. That's why telly franchiser we're gonna franchise it out. You guys. You don't know what we look like we could be the second or third or even fourth generation of hosts for the show. Right. Exactly. You can notice the different changes in the decades of this license. Exactly. Yep. Actually, would just I would just I would just rebranded and just have it. Part of the faceoff hockey show media faction, and it'd be me and John doing the NASCAR show because we know as much he knows as much nascar's I do which is not a lot. So. Perfect. Oh, man. Yeah. So we're gonna we're gonna franchise out the show give you an update, by the way. So it was my birthday on onto. Yeah. Oh, did you get anything? Coop. Did say got some my my Hockey League dudes? Nice. I got Amazon gift card, but my mom, my mom mother. Dearest, text me mother, dearest, text me. I got to get the text verbatim on because a she's she's great technology because it's like a it's like a paragraph. She was just should have sent this in the Email. Mailbox suggest candy and some nascar's. So my nascar's are on the way, sir. Nice. Oh, we will when they arrive. They will we will have to see do you have do you have a designated spot on the shelf for them. I got show the shelve the shelving will have to be readjusted depending on which car show up. Nice might have to might have to bump my Robby, Gordon IndyCar somewhere else, you have a Robby Gordon IndyCar. Yeah. You thought you shows you that? No. You didn't show me? That's awesome. I think I think it's a Robby, Gordon, you I don't have an I wanted to any carnal Hanson Indy. Cars. It's a it's a I think it's a I don't know. But you're the one sixty four not quite as big as one twenty four. So they go one forty four maybe. No. So it's pretty dope. That's awesome. Yeah. So I might have to bump those around. But. Yeah. Depending on what shows up we'll see what happens in my head says send it to our boys over the dike Cascio. Nice. Should definitely didn't still on the show. I have no idea. I don't listen. I hope they are. I don't really either. I don't either I used to when I worked overnights, and now I can't listen to music while I work. So it's like. It listen to what I want. Why can't because you because you're important now. That's why I can't bigwig Scott is running out in small leagues for my bald head. I a bigwig pretty soon. He's going to have to hire me. So I don't have to write have interns working for me. That's how big interns. Interns, working for me all weekend. Pretty soon. You're going to be hiring me. So I'd have to go on the road anymore. Got buddy. Well, we'll send you up to the surgery rooms fill got the end of it. Internship, ever. I need the franchise my job out to someone else. So they can go stare at it. And tell me what happened. All right. So let's talk about. All right. I to talk about the O'Donnell comments because I think that segues into the all star format and the rules being announced for the all star race. So there's a video that you can watch yourself on NASCAR dot com and the title of the video is oh Donal colon. And like what we see with nineteen roles. And so we watched it and Steve O'Donnell president is saying everything is great and promoting people at NASCAR was asked. What do you think? I mean, we've got you know, nine races the word sample size was used, but the most and what do you think after nine races can we draw a definite conclusion about the rule package? And of course, because it's Stephen Donnelly was like, this thing is awesome. Are you kidding me? Look at all the green flag lead changes. We've had let's look at the big you said it that excite. Lately, though, he well, he, but he said it he said it because I think he had to sweat it. He said it like he he was trying to tell his family. He was okay. They were treating him. Well, he was blinking twice. Twice to let them knows. Okay. And that was the long the short of it. But he has to say he has to say, it's good. He can't say it's bad. Well, yeah. No. He he can't he can't be a Jek give he cannot have an opinion. And the thing is is that the sheep lead it up, right? And because idiots, and you know, it's interesting because I didn't count. But I would imagine that they said the words Texas and Bristol about twenty five times during that interview because there were like nine race racist. Remember we've had nine races so far and all they were mentioned was Texas and Britain may will Texas, man. Tex was awesome and Bristol. I mean, come on Bristol. Yeah. I'm like, we're still like, okay. What about the other seven? What about March for every time? You say Texas you need to explain yourself with martinsville. And and Bristol wasn't the robot. And here the two things. All right. So the two biggest things that they said were outside of you know, Donald saying he thinks package is good. And then saying Texas about a million times was that there were a lot of green flag lead changes more green flag lead changes. Then at this point last year and the person who was really good. And it was a surprise that. It's working so well at short tracks plural will worked at one. And the only reason it worked well at Bristol was because of the PJ seven sticky goo that they put on the track because they did the the fifty fifty blend of that in sadness. I think is what it was they they mixed half PJ, seven nine and half sadness and put it on the track and it worked, and that's what made two lanes in the two lanes. Made the great racing. Not the dynamics there. It was the two lanes and then Texas. Yes, it was good breaks. But that doesn't explain, you know, away auto club being exactly like every other auto club. In fact, worse than. A typical auto club race or martinsville or any of that stuff. But then the green flag passes. I'm sure I'm one hundred percent certain that there were more green flag passes at this point this year than there were a year ago. But the problem is the reason there's so many more like passes because there have been so many fewer cautions than there were lash which means more green flag pitstops, which means guys cycle in and out of the lead because as one guy's pitting. Another guy's crossing the line before him. And now they've inherited the lead that's a lead change. But is it really lead? Change is a guys you'll banging vendors side by side and making a pass coming out of turn four. No, it's one guy was on the pits and somebody else drove by and then that guy Pitz somebody else drives by now you've got three league or two or three lead changes just on a normal cycle of pitstops. That's not a real lead change, and it has nothing to do with aero package. Can I be read it for a second? Yes. You may. Thank you. What it's lead changes changed racing. Sleep changes. No caution free as Lee Katie knocking there. Knocking their young over. That was me as. Vailable for parties and bar mitzvah men because because you I mean, again, it's not Donald fault. He has to spin it. Right. He has the spin it. And so he's gotta use that step, but it's not a legitimate stat. Because that's what we were promised. We were promises. This was going to be the next best thing in the world in the auto racing world. And we were going to have side the side. Fender banging finishes for the checkered flag, which honestly we all knew wasn't going to happen. And I don't necessarily need that to happen for good race. They think we all think we need it for good race. No. I don't get. I don't. I don't think anyone knows what they need for agree. A good race. I know right. Honestly, do not believe anyone knows what they need for good race. Because we forgot what a good racist. I know. Everyone's tinkering, and they're trying to do this. And they're trying to do that. And they're trying to do bub-bubba. But nothing. I know I still maintain that. And we've talked about the so many times they would just simply make the racist frickin shorter man cut the race in half. And then when you cut the race in half, then call Bush's speeding penalty becomes twice as important because he doesn't have you know, half the race to to catch up again anymore. I mean, every every mistake is amplified every penalty is amplified because of that everybody's attitude towards recovering it amplified. And it's not like, oh, don't worry. We'll get him. You know, we've got seven hundred laps left to go. It's like dude, you better get up on the wheel and frigging drive because you just screwed yourself. And unless you get back to the top ten within the next old thirty laps. You got no chance of winning then you'll get some damn action. Then you get some excitement this shorter racist. Let's just do it. Anyway, just do shorter races, man. Anyway, this is the interesting part. Is that O'Donnell was like, yeah. Yeah. You know? I mean, I really think that this package has has done. So. What we've expected it to do which is make more green passes make the racing better. Okay. So if the package is working so well them, why are we as we transition them next door them? Why do we need to test new radical things in the all star race for the even newer and more radical gen seven car if we're on the right path. Then why do we need to drastically change the path, you know, after what ten or eleven or twelve races of the year now are already trying out drastically different things and then in preparation for a drastically different car. If we've got it, right? Then why would we wanna stick with that? So it doesn't balance out there either it needs to be fixed. And that's why we're testing things out in the all star race or it's perfect in which case why are we screwing with things in the all star race. Melson? You don't know NASCAR demographics. I don't. I don't how death Steve Donald us. I hope so him. He knows that. Yeah. This is great. What if and be greater? That's what that gen set. The it's it's the NASCAR Sartre nest sarcasm, it's the all the I mean, remember remember folks a couple of years back low force was though away. Right. And then when that wasn't the way suddenly we have one one high downforce race. Now, high downforce is the way. And so yeah, whenever they whenever you give them an inch and want to take him. I'll give him a rope. They wanna be a cowboy, and that's exactly what we see here. You're I think you're right. I think you're right there like if we go one step in this direction or one leap in this direction. Why don't we make five leaps in this direction? Nascar is bitcoin. Fuck Shumate so much when it gets high. They've just like all right. What's what got us here high downforce? Do it all the time every bit every second. Let's lift these car up two inches. Let's make up damn he'll Billy put it on the nose on. So man, so here is the all star format, and then we'll talk about these rules the format almost unchanged four segments thirty twenty twenty and the final final segments can be fifteen laps. Last year was ten yellow flag laps do not count in the final segment. They will count the first three. However, we're doing a green white checkered in all of the first three minutes those rules will apply. So none of the segments will end under yellow in a wide the first second and third thing that's count to why why would be bad if they ended under yellow is beyond me, but they are not going to end in the ELO, they're all gonna end under green. Then on top of that you get the open race just like last year three segments of the segments are twenty twenty and ten each winner of a segment advances. So three drivers will come out of the open and go into the all star race qualifying pretty standard. What you'd expect race winners? From two thousand eighteen and two thousand nineteen or is I put into notes two thousand nine hundred nineteen. It's the same anyway. Yeah. So last year and this year fulltime drivers that have won an all star race in the past fulltime drivers that have won a championship in the past. Of course, you get your three segment winters from the open. And then we still have a fan vote winner as well. Fifteen drivers have already qualified. So that means the minimum because we have a couple of races to go to we get there the minimum or the the minimum number of cars that we can have is fifteen the maximum that we can have. Is nineteen wait fifteen six seventy eight to no sorry. The man. The minimum number of Jarvis. We can have in the in the race is nineteen are fifteen that we have now plus three segment winners. Plus, you're paying vote. It could be as high as twenty two. If new drivers win last year there were twenty one in the race. I don't think we're going to get any. I don't think we're going to get any winners between now and the also race that haven't already qualified by being past winners. Yep. So so the only way this whole segments. Don't end on green yellow flag. Steal is. Is if you're going to implement shorter races. Like, I don't understand why yellow labs do not count. Like don't just don't know that. That's okay. I think for the race. That's okay. Because remember this all star races thirty forty two seventy eighty five laps. I think that's a great length for race Churkin tastic this whole thing. Yeah. If it but make this the standard, I think it should be. I I would agree with that. I think would be great. I don't care if green white checker. If I don't care if the segments under caution. It doesn't matter. They're going to cost you anyway. Like this. Does it make it more? Exciting doesn't make it less. Exciting. I would be okay. I will be okay with the green white checkered rules if if they implemented this same type of format for all the races for the points paying races. I will be okay with each segment not ending under caution because the added time that you would get for that would wouldn't wouldn't appreciably extend the race because you're already doing a really short race comparatively really Henry's. Yeah. Yeah. You do raise? This is not. And that's the weird part. Is that, you know, the racist exciting because it short, and you gotta get there. But yet that's the one idea the only all-star idea that NASCAR hasn't been like, oh, you like this. Okay. We're going to do this everywhere. Every other all-star idea, they take it and they just run with it. And then they they shove it down our throats. This is the only thing they've always done the all-star racist way. It's always been short, and it's always had multiple segments. And. Because it's got the open race before him. But even the open race has been short. And yet they don't look at that and say, okay, people like this. Maybe we should do this more often. It's boggles my mind. They don't listen to the fans. I know they don't they don't and here. It's just so weird. How selective they are about. You know, every other thing like they're going to try. We'll talk about what they're going to try here. What the rules, and if those work trust me they're getting implemented. But they completely overlook. The fact that a very short race is what they've designed here. And it's gonna be exciting because of that. Really? This this whole like NASCAR doesn't listen to people. I know and it ends it starts and ends with that. Now. And they they don't understand stuff needs to be shorter. No. I don't understand that that the the typical attention span for people in this day and age is much shorter. Yeah. Because there's so much more out there you need to explore. So to condense the race is the best thing that NASCAR can do right now. Because it's going to create a buzz, maybe take what didn't work in the truck series with time limits and fixed that and then do with that way. That time clock was terrible. Like unattainable. It was terrible. You're with it a little bit. Yeah. Here we go. Make qualifying rules into race rules there. Here's how you do. It three stages of qualifying three stages in the race eliminate people after that, you don't think that won't be the most exciting shit you'll see in the racetrack. I'm Dan with that. I'm totally then with that. I mean, Christ totally down with that make short eliminate people. So if they don't make the cut they're not even in the rest of the race. That'd be interesting. You'd see guys race there. Azoff is what you'd see you you? You look at Joey Logano and Martin Turks junior and get all excited about that. That would happen every race because because now those segments would mean something like something real. You think you think in that same scenario where Kabul comes in and gets hit with speeding penalty. Denny Hamlin gets it with when every other frigging weekend. You think that in that same scenario if there was an elimination after each segment that those guys wouldn't bulldoze the field to make sure they're inside the cut line. Absolutely. They would. I like that would create exciting racing. That would be the thing that you need to get this sport back. Oh, but you chant penalize you McCall Bush to get cut Yuna one yet. No, if they mess up, then that's the price you pay for messing up. It's not like if you go up to the plate and baseball, and you swing it three straight pitches, and you strike out there like feel so bad because no you're good player. Go up there and try again. Yeah. Try again nine batteries later. All right. I don't get don't get the reasoning for for having to do all this fun crap. No, it's worse. I think that's I think it's good idea to take like an all star type of format, and then you know, expand that out to the race. And then do eliminations with it. I, you know, if you need a major shakeup, and they do need a major shakeup that would qualify as a major shakeup. And I don't think I've ever heard it you I know because there are people out there that probably all minimum. You can't change all the links on race at Daytona five hundred five okay, fine. You can have the tone of five hundred me personally could care less about the coq six hundred. That does not impress me at all that they're like you're going to have to sit around for another fricking hour just to say that we drove six hundred miles. It doesn't impress me. At all. I've never heard anybody. And maybe it's happened. But I've never seen it. I've never seen an article. I've never seen anybody complained that. Oh, man. This all star race was a lot of fun. But damn it was too short. We need to make this thing longer. Nobody's ever said that as far as I know. Nothing. Nothing nothing like that has ever happened. Yeah. And so and so if nobody's complaining about the link of the all star race, then why would they complain about? You know, Bristol being a hundred twenty laps hundred fifty laps or any other race being far shorter than it is. Now, you know like that's how you do it. You do that you lower the ticket prices you can fill the place up make your money back on concessions, and your golden you've got people in the stands. You've got an exciting product watch on TV. Everybody's happy, and you create a buzz, and you're creating a buzz like, it's it's only makes sense in hard to to figure out. Instead, this is the solution. Scotty, here's what they're testing out in the also raise they're going to be two things. And it's so weird because there's so many articles like NASCAR dot com's pimping this his over. We're going to see a preview of the gen some. No, you're not seeing a preview of the seven car. You're not. You're seeing two parts that you don't you weren't even going to see the parts, you're not. Going to see anything they're doing a some sort of single piece carbon fibre splitter slash front pan thing that's going to be used. That's supposed to improve performance in traffic making the era dynamic issues less severe then they're going to take the air that's moving from the front of the car through the radiator. And they're going to somehow now duct it up through the hood. I can't wait to see this. I hope we're going to get like big like like, that's the way cars. Yeah. Like fast and furious like vents vents in the car, hopefully, but they're gonna take their moving through the radiator. And there's some how going to channel it up through the hood instead of generally through the engine bay, and that's supposed to and this is a direct quote from NASCAR. It's supposed to create quote, improved aerodynamics parody. I've no clue what that means. I have no clue what what improved aerodynamics parody parody. So apparently things are not equal right now in terms of aero-dynamics in some mystical way. And this is going to create equal arrow dynamics somehow. Big big ducks car. I don't know. Beats me. I am. But you're not going to see either of those right? So we're not witnessing Degen seven car or even a version of the gen seven car. We're witnessing him couple of parts that they're thinking of putting underneath or inside the gen seven car, and that's it. That's what they're said. That's their big experiment instead of doing something really creative with the on-track product. And hoping that it works. So there were guy an flabbergasted at NASCAR. I shouldn't be. But yet here, I am it makes it makes the ideas of, you know, the aero package last year with, you know, cutting down the horse and everything that looks like something like that something tangible that you can imagine in your head when they had the option tyre as ridiculous as that idea. Was again, you could see that. Okay. There's this tire. It's supposed to be better wasn't. But it's supposed to be better. Maybe it'll make a difference. So, you know, you know, okay. There's tangible thing I think I know what it might do or not do here. We've got some crap underneath or inside the car. Maybe it'll maybe it'll make a great chain. And maybe be awesome. I don't know. Maybe it will. I hope I hope it is. But it's not it's not really a hype train type of thing. I mean, it's not like, oh, man. I cannot wait to see these ducks in the air coming up through the hood one's ever said that no one's ever said nobody ever will just like nobody ever says that the all-star racist too short. Oh, speaking of a bitch and moan and complain about stuff you think that you got it bad right now listening to this show. Damn you should hear Tony Stewart on just like a regular Friday afternoon. Tony Stewart continued is get off my lawn US tour. So like five years running. It's like it's like the stone a couple of years a couple of weeks ago. He was bitching about the youngsters. He's bitching about those youngsters they buy their way into a rod. They don't know. That's what he was bitching about this week. Sorry. He he was bitching about something before. But he bitched about three things in total number one. He was talking about. How NASCAR is missing the boat right now by not putting over the older drivers that same more controversial things like Akabusi's, your Kabushiki in your cow bushes. Really, you just meant call Bush as opposed to the young drivers that are just kind of afraid to have a voice or an opinion. Then he also took a shot at the next NASCAR next program. Despite the fact that one of his own drivers. Daniel Suarez was a product of the NASCAR next program. And then he went on to say this before even get the qualifying. He went on to say that. Quote, Nisa, quote, I'm not making this up. He said, quote, there's not a driver in this field. That hasn't paid their way in there. And I don't understand that one. At all. Is he trying to say that, you know, Harvick and Johnson and the Bush brothers that they bought their rides because I really don't think they did. Yeah. I have a hard time believing that I have a very hard time believing that part, what do you think about the whole putting the old drivers over thing? Like, hey is NASCAR not hyping the old drivers enough? And be are the old drivers are there that many old drivers who are controversial that it would help pull people in somehow. That's a hard health. I don't think there's I don't think there's a. An old old enough driver that connects with the older generation that anybody will get into so pushing them like you don't have any household names. Like you did with Dale Dale senior, Dale, jR, rusty Wallace little Bonnie's to extent like you. Don't have that kind of cash. Sheesh. Going on about them. No honesty. There's not that one big person anymore that can transcend NASCAR. I don't think. There's one drive. They can do that one older driver that can do that. Right. Am I wrong in thinking that? No, I think you're absolutely right can. And I think that's part of the reason that the old drivers had such an influence before because they were as bigger bigger than the sport in many ways and also. I think that. I mean, the only drive when you think of controversial drivers there only really three that come to mind Akabusi. Obviously Brad Keselowski. And then a Kevin Harvick. But the problem there is that Harvick has mellowed completely. And he doesn't like the controversy anymore. Right. Kabushiki sit up, but he hit you over the head with it. And then break his Laskey he's kind of inbetween right now. But he used to hit you over the head with it too. And the the beauty of a Dale Earnhardt senior or you're one of the labontes or even a Mark Martin very influential in the garage, and people respected them the reason that those guys commanded such respect from the fans wasn't because they hit you over the head with the fact that they were bad ass. They were only bad ass when they needed to be. They only they they were normal like hard work in hard-driving guys. They wouldn't get out of the car and bitchy moan and complain. Every time about something. They would only do it when when it matter, and there was a lot more weight to it at that point. And so it had a lot more impact. So that kind of controversy sat well with the fans where the controversy of I'm going to get out of my car and make boohoo is like Bush that doesn't sit well with the rest of the fans it's not going to command respect from a lot of fans from some of them who like him. Yeah. But from the other ones, it's not, but Dale Earnhardt senior wouldn't pull off that kind of crap. You wouldn't see those kind of antics even out of a guy like Tony Stewart Stewart tread that line. He was a jerk. Most of the time, but he still was like he saw that same like head down nose to the grindstone attitude. And then when some big stuff came around with he will weigh in like, you know, as a heavy hitter on it and have a very solid few opinion and the fans respected that because he wasn't playing that up all the time that I'm the bad guy. He would just you know, he would drop the hammer winning needed to and then not worry about it. After that. If the thing where the bad guy doesn't have to tell people. He's right. Exactly, exactly. That's the problem. And and so I don't know who these old drivers. Are these veteran drivers are that could step into that role? Because there aren't too many to begin with. He mentioned Clint Boyer and Clint Boyer isn't like a completely dynamic personnel. Could boyer's entertaining personality. I'll give them I'll give them Clint Boyer all day long because complete does not get a lot of pop, but that's only because Clint Boyer hadn't been winning stuff recently. He is the worst driver of the of the SHI guys. And he's not that bad either. Oh. So I mean. I I worry like I don't know why you have to push white push the old guys like they're not doing these Boyer will go out and do the appearances. Boyer will go out to these podunk towns and appearance. So we over one or who members totally would. Yeah. These other guys won't I think that's the problem is shirt. But the the young guys are doing this because they're pushing themselves, and they know the names out there because they're going to be the wave of the future. The guys who are older now in her here now are resting on their laurels because of the fact that they have some semblance of Dame value in the don't think they have to do the hustle work anymore now, so. The point now where I don't care who you push push somebody exactly to to get this damn thing done. I mean 'cause I in general I get where Tony was going. I mean clip boy or loves the sporting gem, you can tell he genuinely loves being in a race car, and that's easy for him to get across to people. And so it's a shame that somebody like that doesn't get more, publicity, but he's not winning and the whole complaint. The Tony has when it comes to Ryan Blaney and chase Elliott. And and you know, any of these younger drivers Eric Jones, you know, Kyle arson that they're all very plain. And they also an, but they're being put over even though they're not winning a whole lot. Well, it's not like clint's winning a whole lot either. I want Clint to win. I think that I think that Tony is right about that. I think that that him being on the talk shows and talking about the sport would be a really good thing. But how is he any different in terms of success? You success to promotional ratio is any of these other drivers that he's criticizing, you know. Yeah. I'm. Was Tony Stewart having opinion? I don't know. I lied since very sudden it really is. It's just all of a sudden he came out and started bitching about everything. Silly boy. But like you bitches about that. Then he also was asked about qualifying and he bitched about qualifying. But here I'll flip over in a camera over to his side. He basically said NASCAR is creating their own problems by not having eight definitive solution and just applying it he basically said what we've said so many times in the show. But when we say, we get criticized when Tony says the guy's a hero. But of course, that's what happens when you went a bunch of championships. But he said that instead of throwing a ton of crap at the wall in waiting to see what sticks which is what NASCAR is currently doing. They just need to stop for a second. Take a breath come up with a real logical solution and then implemented, and he will what is point was is that, you know, over the past couple of weeks, we've had what three different sets of qualifying rules were variations of the qualifying rules in each time that the drivers are given a set of rules. They find a way to bend that rule to the very limit f everything. Up again. He's like they keep putting themselves in the position where they have to make a judgment call did Clinton. Get cut off was Ryan Newman in the lane was not in the lane. You know, he was like stop all this bullshit where you're telling people you can stage here, and you can wait here. But you gotta go their loan them up on the side against the wall. Like they like they do every time at the beginning of a qualifying session. And then his solution was once the car rolls, y'all. Just simply can't stop knowing that somebody will go out there and putt around if I'm als- now or so he said, you just simply say when you start rolling. That's it. You're you're committed you need to go make your lap. And then you can come back, and if you want, but you've got to go make your lap. That's number one. Number two minimum minimum speed. That's fine. I yeah. I think it's fun. I think work great, no staging lanes. No jockeying around once that car rolls. If you stop the nets it you lost your time for that session. So you start rolling. You gotta go. And there is a minimum speed on the track that you must make you can't go out there and be a danger to everybody else by going twenty five miles an hour. When everybody else is going one sixty. Seems simple enough to me. Right. Just make it happens the outside a one car qualifying. That's probably the the the answer. No bow. You know? Once you commit you commit. Well, the and so while out while I will openly criticize Stewart for being a bit unrealistic on the whole, you know, older drivers can save the sport. If they can't older. Dr can't save sport any more than the younger drivers can save the sport right now. Everybody sees getting the car and race and do their best. But when it comes to qualifying, I mean, simple, but effective. I agree. One hundred percent with them one or percents to me. So there you got. I'm okay, let's move on in knockout these other ones, by the way, did you know Scotty. That monday. Do you what happened Monday? Let's see it was patriots day where the New England Patriots had their day day and on top of that Jimmy Johnson ran the more. I didn't know he was running the no in this. Crazy. It's the first I'm hearing about this. Yeah. I it's it's the most bizarre thing in the world. He finished four thousand one hundred eighty third. So it was basically just like another NASCAR race for him. Sheriff xactly. What are the optics? He he finished four thousand one hundred and eighty third out of thirty thousand people which means there were more people at the Boston marathon, then there were at the last two races combined. How that's not. Not ready to throw nine. I don't know if through nine is great or not. But it sounds like something I would never be able to do a mind. Rely sounds wonderful. Yeah. Yeah. So and he was sponsored by Gatorade. Gatorade hat and shirt on. Which means he has an easier time getting sponsored running a marathon. Then he doesn't ask are the hits keep coming people. Jen task. So there's that. And then this Nashville race. Okay. So. Last year late last year they were talking about who. Maybe there should be a recent Nashville and Bruton Smith and SMI more, I guess Bruton Smith son who's running a semi. Started talking with the people running the track. Now the Nashville speedway is owned by the city, it's part of the fairgrounds. And then they basically have a contract to a company to run it. Right. Or somebody bids to run it. I think is how it works. Where like I I'm going to pay you this much. And then I get the run the track. Do it. I want there within reasonable limits. So that's the situation. So if a major improvement needs to be made it comes to the owner, which is the city. So as him I says to the track operator. Hey, we really want to do a NASCAR. And let's partner with the with you and we'll do a NASCAR race. But it can't just be the track operator in NASCAR. Because to have an ask they need to upgrade the facilities, which means they now need to involve the track owner the city of Nashville. I don't know if all this, right or not. But this is how understand it. And so that means that they have to ask the city and Nashville to go with them monetarily on it. So what they've asked for apparently is two million up front and cash, and then they want the city to sell fifty four million dollars in bonds. So they can fix up the track. Make it NASCAR ready improve the infrastructure in the area parking roads things like that. So that's my ass for fifty four million dollars. In the mayor of Nashville is like whoa, dude. You can go pound sand. We're going to give you fifty four million. I mean, they're only spending twenty five million to upgrade infrastructure to try and get a soccer team. Why national needs to soccer team is beyond me. But they think they do has its good money like MLS is popular much more popular than that scar. Right. Oh, well, there you go. I guess that's it them. So they're more interested in the soccer right now. And there's a big fight brewing in the background right between the city a semi over the money and not only that but the city semi over whether they wanna favor in NASCAR soccer. And then on top of that you've got people in the neighborhoods around the fairgrounds that are, you know, raising a fuss about we don't want a NASCAR race here. Because of all the traffic and all the noise and all the drunk people, you know, you know, shouting and screaming in the streets. And I'm like it's Nashville that is like a Tuesday night in Nashville is bunch of drunk rednecks screaming and throwing bottles in the streets. So no. Upset about that. So it's become a whole thing. The last time I remember a proposed NASCAR race becoming a whole thing. Like this was years ago. Now when they're trying to do the New York track the the the New York City, upstate New York right above your city track. And it was the same type of thing. Where's the money gonna come? From. Can we get the neighborhood to agree to it? And they were all against it. And some people were for it. And guess what happened nothing? So I think nothing is going to happen here. Unfortunately, I think nothing scary Virgina. I hope I'm wrong. I because I think it would be a great a great change for NASCAR. And a great place have race. Yeah. Absolutely. I think it's it's it's it's it's in the heart where you need it. This is where the people you need it. No. As a Nashville, Tennessee in on the fun stuff. So. Took a warranty is going to sponsor Clint brewers fourteen car for four races this year. Talladega is at taco warranty. No, I wish it were talking. Oh my God. If you get warranties on your tacos, like if you're talking doesn't taste good. Then you can just file a claim get another taco. It'd be great. This is Toko. I don't know what that means. Toy company. I don't know maybe people for people who toke. Their warranty for twenty blazin. I know we're almost there. So it's Talladega. The also race Chicago and the second bagasse. So there you go there it is on and. I saw this over the weekend. I was watching Barrett. Jackson somebody. Somebody bought a Cup car for one hundred ten thousand dollars. Right. But it's such as any Cup car. It was the weirdest Cup car. You've ever heard of a jobs racing Chevy era frame chassis covered in Ford, Dale Earnhardt Ford, Dale Jarrett, era, doodoo Brown UPS sheet metal. But the best part about it. They made it street legal. Well, they put lights in the bumper to put little LED's for turn signals. They hit him. So well, you can hardly even see them and they put like brake lights and stuff on it. And then they put like a easier clutch in it. So that you could actually like get the things that go without stolen at all the time. And you could if you were in a state other than I'm in California, you could get that thing registered, and you could literally drive it to work. And that sounds like the best thing ever teams fantastic. Oh my God. Yes. Just imagine. How piss the neighbors would be when you fired it up to go to work every morning. Oh, yeah. Especially if it's like six AM, I know right? You would just go to your job at sixty just would I would just to piss everybody off just fire that thing up backing out of the garage. Yeah. Daddy done this. Oh, man. It's only the guy apparently the guy who made it or the company was a company that made it four person or four group or something. And then they would use it. Sometimes UPS was involved. They will use it as a show car. Sometimes apparently. And so the made. Street legal. So they could drive it there. And the guy would ever so often with just drive it on the street because he could decide to sell it wouldn't that car? So went that car manage by it. I don't have a hundred ten thousand dollars. If I could only get somebody to low me one hundred nine thousand nine hundred dollars that'd be set. Well, you obviously know what you have to do there's buyer's premium too. So in a little bit more than that tax tangle my God tax on it. And he's of course, you know, the little tiny question a little ten a matter of getting it registered in the state of California. They won't they hardly let you register a car that was made by manufacturer, let alone one like this that was just kind of put together. Right. So anno- race next weekend. So and normally we would make picks on something like the xfinity race or the truck racer something not even that. It's nothing. It's only what I saw on NASCAR dot com or they're just like where you can see NASCAR on TV this week. I noticed that too. Oh at that point. When I saw it was like, dude, I miss something. Because there's no races this weekend. It's clicked on it. Now, there's just nothing. Nothing. Nothing there. It's just a plank page, so so I guess that a link to sarcasm the next I know, right? He's got the Nobel Nobel laureate something. So so we can't make fix. What we who? Do we pick last week? I had been hamlet. He finished fifth. You had boy he finished third. There we go. How did I beat you on that one? You had hamlet enrichment. I know it's kind of weird. Wow. Good for you, man. Could you? If there was a race this weekend. Who would you pick? Probably precursor. I was going to go William Byron. So that would have been interesting of interesting. How like that the hell? All right. Well, if you wanna find out who won that pick. You should subscribe to the show. Yes. What you know who won that pick? Nobody nobody. Nobody wins tonight. Even. Especially not us. See should subscribe, tune spreaker Citra player another from Google play music. I hurt radio pob bean, a speaker. That'd be the best one since we're we're hosted or just go to any your favorite websites podcasting sites. Type in draft showed should be able to find us. If you want to find out about everything else this associated with the show. They don't MAs man in the draft Shoda come. That's the big thing. That's where everything is listed for things that we don't use as often because we get reminder saying, hey, use this. Facebook dot com slash Josh show. Twitter dot com slash dash o n fee an Instagram dot com. Soc in the draft you right on those are the things. Yeah. So that's it for Wilson. I'm lost to care yourself in someone else's has been in the traffic Wilson was history lesson. Of course, we have to do this. Please. In eighteen sixty one the the Baltimore riot of eighteen sixty one because you have when you have multiple riots, you have to make sure that you know, what year it was going to say isn't that just like, you know, the third Sunday of every month, essentially, a pro secession modern Baltimore tax United States. Hillary's, right. Sounds about right, actually. And nineteen seventy-one. Sierra Leone became a Republic. Oh nice. Now. It's like the diamonds of Sierra Leone likes the Konya saw. No, he'll be singing this Sunday. I'm sure. Yeah. Nineteen eighty-seven Simpson's appeared in a series of shorts for the Tracey Ullman show way, man. Yeah. Remember that? I don't I never saw any of those because I'm Tracey Ullman shave, very. They're very, yeah. Basic. Yeah. Not even that they're terrible. Fidel Castro resigned this day in twenty eleven another Ugo remember still kicking a believe isn't. He is he still around. All. No. I think he's long. Oh, did he did? He did. He by Fidel Castro died like seven days later. Oh, wait. Oh, yeah. Sixteen to those sixteen well five years young out her young around for a little bit. He enjoyed his retirement. He he enjoyed his retirement, oppressing, the people. Sitting back and impressed in the people. It's great. A sixteen eight I o Doherty's rebellion is launched nice in the burning of dairy. I'd like their beer. Yeah. Authorities or dairy. Oh rebellion. Wait, authorities is not a beer nine. Don't think. It's duels as the beer. Oh, counseling breath, a non alcoholic beer. I was thinking to Brad Daugherty. Sorry. Yes. No. You're thinking of him any great rebounder. And that's about it. Well, there is 'cause there's nothing good other than that. Just all terrible. Most of the history stuff that you have to skip you have to keep most of it. Because most of it is terrible stuff. Happy birthday Evelyn's junior. Oh, there you go. That's one also heavy birthday. Frank viola. Nice twins, great and happy birthday should night. But they don't get podcast in jail. So. Hoops, they might now mammy. You know Death Row Records, baby. Anyway, that's it. That's all we'll see you guys next week. Enjoy the off week in case. Thanks for listening to in the drop with Wilson Waugh's Friday night Sunday brunch. It does not matter facts are facts Queen every cigarette can cut your life short by that hard to believe in the banner from all this free life freedom to be tobacco free. Don't miss tomorrow. 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"Yeah. Gary murphy. Hey, I'm Toby Christie hand if you like what we do here at Tf L W otherwise known as the final lap weekly. We've got a patriot page at where you can donate to us, essentially, you're your tip. If you feel like we're doing a good job. And you wanna throw us a bone? Do it in the form of cash at patriot dot com slash the final app. We work hard to bring you these shows and interviews and all that kind of fun stuff that you hear each and every week, and I haven't let Toby talk yet. That's right. You haven't. But you know, the cool part care. You're talking about them giving us something. I don't we give back as well. When you donate money to our patriots page. The also get things like decals and t shirts depending on to the different tiers that you hit. It's really awesome. It's a cool thing, man. Wow. I didn't know about that. That's cool aware. No. So what happens if I donate is? Does it create a weird feedback loop where we might blow up the world don't know? This is the final weekly. Featuring the latest NASCAR racing. News driver interviews. Raith preview opinions discussion rumors and more. Now, here's Carrie Murphy until we Christie just a couple of guys talking race. Ws on you've found the place where we talk about all things NASCAR name's Kerry. Murphy, I'm a longtime NASCAR media member and syndicated radio host of all things. The final lab our coach for the show Toby Christie NASCAR editor for the final app dot com. And social media director from all things at the final lap. Are you user ready to talk a double weekend of short-track action? Yeah. I mean, usually a little more excited about it. I'm a little bit of pain. That's okay. Why are you in pain? All I've got some back issues going on right now, man. Why is that? I don't know. But my left hip is severely higher than my right hip now. And it's happen. I don't know. But it's got the three vertebra next to my pelvis all jacked up weird where they're going all different ways. And so something pitch down on my side. You're the younger of the two of us. So I don't know what how that will some of us have got actual hard lives carry where we do things and. Oh, yeah. Hard lives. Okay. Gotcha. You've always had back problems. There's nothing to do with your job manual labor throughout my life. Man. That's what it is. All right enough of that garbage. We've got Christopher bell on the program. He drives nascar's for a living. In fact, he won last weekend. He did at Bristol. He's been wanting to do that since he's been a NASCAR. And he's got it done and you sat down with him or maybe stood up. I don't know and chatted. What we stood because I was able to stand back. Back then but first let's get into some NASCAR racing from Bristol Motor Speedway. Did you know Toby it's the world's fastest half mile. I did you sound a little off this week carrier. You okay. Yeah. I'm not feeling great either. So I mean, the fact that there's even a show going on this week, the the fans listening should be there. They're in for a treat. Well this. This is what it's all about. This is what we get the big bucks for this is why we have seven hundred fifty five episodes, or whatever it is this degree. Yeah. Whatever, you know. I it's I even said that before we did this. Okay. Well, I'm an extreme pain. But I don't care. I'm still going to record the best show of all time. Well, I mean the show must go on. That's that's a saying for a reason. And we can't just stop because we don't feel. Well, no got lots of people that depend on this show each week. And we have lots of people who enjoy what we do. So I'm gonna suck it up for about an hour here. Let's do this here. We are Jimmy Johnson. At number ten is for ten of the season. I could not be more happy. I know. Especially at Bristol is not really as best race track on the schedule. So a top ten and the Hendrick motorsports team seems to be trending in the right direction. All of a sudden that they do Ryan Newman at number nine pretty much angering everybody out there at some point in the race. Yeah. And he and Blaney again into pretty good. But you know, new and was looking pretty good in this thing, though, carry you know, for that six car he was one third at one point. So that's pretty good Daniels. War is is doing pretty well here on the top ten as of late. That is true. It is true. He had a great run at Texas. Bristol falls it up with a solid eighth-place finish a man. He's he's getting things turned around all of a sudden to somehow Clint Boyer gets gets a seventh place finish cut tire hit the wall all kinds of mayhem. I didn't realize that he had finished that high with everything that happened there. So that's pretty impressive. Paul Menard was running up front for a lot of the race. And I'm thinking to myself. There's no way he's not gonna. I mean Jimmy will take him out at some point still finishes six. That's pretty good. Yeah. It's pretty impressive. Paul menard. Finally put together an entire race. And this has gotta be probably his best performance aside from the class where he was wrecked by Jimmy Johnson despite carrying all that extra weight. You know that beard has got away ton. Did you see NASCAR chasm used an app of a photo of Paul Menard where he's able to put his mouth into it and stuff and it made Paul Menards face move around and stuff. It was really cool mean he was like saying backstreet boys or something instinct, maybe Denny hamlet at number five recovered while. I mean isn't this every race? He recovered from another pit road penalty. Yeah. Man. If it wasn't for periods fitting penalties, and we saw Texas he had to those plus running out of gas and missing that road once and still one if it wasn't for these imagine how dominant he would be over the last like five years. I mean, he's been by far the most penalized guy in pit road over that span. They should just do a self in posed pit road penalty at the start of the race and be done with it and just good and take the take the hit early on. I. Don't understand at some point. Like he's talking about wanting to push the envelope to try to be fast and stuff. But you're getting busted at least once a week at some point doesn't it just pay to just go like a mile an hour under at that point. You would think I mean, it's just it just seems ridiculous that we're still having this conversation. Ryan Blaney yet. Another good run. But not a win. At number four. Joey llegado is teammate fourth top five this season at number three. And Kurt Busch is best finish of the season. But he said he'd wreck his brother to win. That's not wise. Why is that not wise because as we're going to hear from Kyle? And in a moment, you don't tell the person you're going to wreck him if you're in that position. Because then if the roles are reversed what's going to happen. I mean, he didn't recommend. So you know, Kyle doesn't really have cows have a super big reason to be mad. But I think Kurt he was catching them at a very good clip there towards the end that could have been very interesting. I don't know if Kurt would have actually done it. But it would made for some really good water cooler talk. If he did. Yeah. Yeah. Let's get to victory now the other Bush, we kinda gave it away is the winner recovered from lap. One crash the entire back of the eighteen car, heavy damage. Kyle Busch is fifty four th career win third win of the season eighth career win. At Bristol finished top ten in all eight races. So far this season, by the way, Marcus Murphy on later on in the segment here here is Kyle Busch. Now on the teams day, I'll say it again, I've said it a few times, but it's pretty cool to continue to just have the opportunity to go out there and and win these races. And when you win these races, the numbers will just continue to add up, and the addition of that and get into leap petty. I mean, you're gonna you're starting to get into some some really heavy company. That's at the top ten of the all time wins list of our series. And of our sport. You know, I feel as though I've I've just done my fair share and have been with some amazing people over the years that have gotten me to to this number thus far. And we'll just keep keep going at here. Is that clip we promised for Kyle Busch talking about his brother promising to wreck hip and he told me victory lane. And I told him like he can't tell people that you're gonna record before you do it because when roles are reversed that person's going to wreck you because you've already told them that you were going to wreck then. So so I guess if I'm ever run second occurred. I'm gonna Reagan. But you know, it's just I don't know. I'm glad it didn't turn out that way. And he couldn't get to me because I certainly wouldn't want have been in that situation. So I'm just glad that I could finally hit my marks halfway decent. And and drive away a few more inches there towards the end of the race. And I think he was trying really really hard. And I seen him get kind of crossed up in my mirror. A couple of times off a two. And I think he got an offense once or twice so just gave me that little extra gap that I needed to be able to bring it home and here to break it down for us. His crew chief Adam Stevens, Stephen style. I mean, it was a no-brainer for us. It took us along a fire on tires, but beyond that. There was a quick caution after our last stop. And I think the back six or seven came with about twenty laps on tires or something. So they had no reason to pit. And if we gave them the lead they were just going to take it. And I didn't see us restarting behind those guys and behind the two that were already in front of us and being able to finish any closer to the front than what we already were. So you know, we were just going to take our chances. And I didn't think that we would inherit the lead. I thought maybe one of them would come, but they both came. So that made it a little bit easier on us Joe. Well, I just admire Adam and the team and Kyle because everybody knows we had overcome a lot today. And I think Adam king can't talk about the car at the end. But I that early span you kind of look at that and say, oh my gosh day's gonna end early. But I think with Adam and Kyle they have a way of fighting through adversity doing a great job Atta made a lot of any. Cow right off the bat. The car's not really hurt, you know. And I think it probably took something away from the car. But they just did a great job fighting all day. I think obviously the the caution at the end there really helped us, and I think you know, we were short run type car at the end. It just shows you a hard Bristol is we had so many things happened. Our cars, they we had loose wheels. With Martin we add loose wheels. With Eric Danny got obviously we speeding on pit road. A lot can happen at this race track. It's very hard to win here. And so it's a thrill for us for coy. We had our whole family here. I say our family who had Jackson and Millard two grandsons here and Koi, obviously for our family. Everybody's excited. Obviously for Mars is huge deal for skittles is huge deal for norm at interstate. And obviously for Toyota's a big deal for us. What is it like to be Stephen styled? I don't know like in and out with their animal style, fries or. Oh, maybe who. Now, I feel like that. You're welcome. I kind of feel like that. How many times have the Bush brothers finished one two? Not many. You're right. It's not many. Yeah. That's correct. So far, I'm gonna guess from going off top my head without looking at these notes that are in front of me. I'm gonna say five times. Now. Now twice, you know, come on. You're just messing with people. I have to it's twice sonoma's was the other which is weird. It wasn't fair. I knew ties some guy named Lee petty tenth on the all time a Cup series wins list. That is very impressive the further. He gets up this list had just what thirty three years old. It's very impressive and the eight top tens to start the season matches Terry Labonte back in nineteen ninety two as last time. Somebody in the Cup series has gone eight straight races to start the season in the top ten if he gets to nine he will match Morgan shepherd from the nineteen ninety season for most top tends to start season. I think Morgan shepherd went to like race eleven or twelve before finishing outside the top ten. Hey, how about this? Kevin Harvick had to start in the back in. Inspection issues on the four car had a green flag pass through at the start of the race crew member ejected. I mean, the whole thing. Yeah. They put him on a catapult and shot him out of the entire Coliseum. That was very empty, by the way. I oh my gosh. Don't get me started on that. But man, I do envision that a catapult. I mean, they have it there by the NASCAR hauler, and they just call a guy over said, you know, I'm sorry. We have to inject you and they have my seat, and they hate to do this. Then just pull a lever. And it's like thunk Nussey. Calibrate incorrectly, though, Kerry Richmond's not very far from Bristol. They could actually send that car chief to Richmond. Okay. What do you think? That'd be a pretty cool thing. That would be weird just catapult him to Richmond. And he can just wait for the car. They're busy allowed to be back there. He was just dejected for that last weekend. Right. Yeah. Yeah. So he's fine. Okay. Yeah. Just anytime. They use the word ejected. That's what I envision. So I I trust our fans will do the same. Yeah. Or either catapulted or forcibly removed like they had to be like shackled by a security guard and thrown out or something, you know, like, just not just, hey, you're gone. Okay. Well, see you guys next week take their hard card and cut it with scissors. Yeah. In the little crew patch on their shoulders rip it off like the mailman like Newman on on Seinfeld right there. You see we have not about this extensively. Yeah. I mean, these are just thoughts off tougher head right now this moment chances are he just walks out and leaves. Yeah. But it's another kind of lost weekend for Harvard and Rodman shoulders and the guys Atta very fast car, by the way. This thing was on rails. Just they were stuck. So many laps down for so long. I think they still rebounded to finish. Either. On the lead lap prefers car lap down up like that. But man, just another another last weekend for them. They're having a very weird start to the season and other still decently high in points. But this is not the dominance for used to seeing from the fourteen. Yeah, I'm going to start calling him winless. Kevin harvick. Yeah. I mean, that's a it's weird to think that but it isn't it name that could stick eight races into the season. We got the point standings later on. And he's he's like the only one without a win up front. So somehow, he's still, you know, managing it. Yeah. I don't even feel like he's getting that good finishes. But somehow he actually is even though it doesn't seem like is. But I think that's just our perception of what he's done over the last like five years, we expect better even though like, you know, third third to tenth is pretty good. But this is not good for him for whatever reason. But it just doesn't feel like he's doing that. Good. Did you see chase Elliott? He was leading the race. And he gets hit and spins and miraculously hits nothing. Yeah. I met doesn't happen in Bristol very often, by the way. But in the process Nakas power steering out. So that was a bummer makes it really tough to to wheel a stock car around Bristol, the especially for a high Bank to short-track this that much speed that had to have been a long day. You only have like maybe a second half. Maybe two seconds on the straightaways to relax before you have to get back into the turning. And so that had to have been a really hard day for chase Elliott, and we got Jimmy Johnson had some damage to the the side of his forty eight. I guess they were concerned about the exhaust fumes getting inside the car. They did fix it up. Pretty pretty nicely though. Yeah. We heard nothing else after that. So, you know, must been a non issue. Yeah. Yeah. Of course, he's doing the Boston marathon. I think it's coming up. Yeah. We don't care about that. How about this care? This is more important Dylan. Ty Dillon who cares about that except stage. One manager you see that. Yeah. So that was awesome to see him pull the strategy. Stay out on older tires in. Found a way to hold off Clinton. Boyer for stage. One win. That is incredible. For that Germain racing team. Gyco. The sponsors been looking for anything good since Casey Mears was their drivers. So this is huge for them. This is a lot of publicity for this team. And it was just cool to see him. Get the interview going down pit road with Jeff Gordon. I mean, that's just that's a really big honor for that team. All right. Let's go ahead. And since Carey is not gonna talk about Dylan any let's move the largest while not really largest he's pretty small, but the biggest Cowboys fan in the world, Marcus Murphy. Okay. On the show. Once again the biggest Kyle Busch fan on the planet. Marcus murphy. Welcome back to the show. Yup. All right. You got to be just a loving this season. I mean, it's basically the season of Kyle Busch. He he got his third win of the season last weekend eighth career at Bristol. I mean, a plus his car was damaged. I know he's just really good at Bristol. When you saw the back of the car just mangled on lap one of the race. Did you think he had a shot? Now, not really really I thought the opposite. I I was like, you know, what he's got plenty of time. They're gonna fix it. I think he's good. I did not. Wow, Kabul was biggest fan not confident in Kyle driving a wrecked race car to victory lane. Well, he did. And now he leads all the drivers this season with three wins. This is the season of Kyle Busch. So far he's heading to Richmond this weekend. And how do you think he does there? Maybe at least three wins. Well, let's take a look here. I think it's a little better than three six wins. Yeah. He he's he leads all active drivers with an average finish of six point nine two six six wins at this track. He he's also oh he swept last year too at Richmond. He won both races in xfinity and cap. No both Cup races at Richmond last year. He also wants. So I think I think they're going to have to start making a new logo for NASCAR. And just call it. The NASCAR Kyle Busch series. Right. You think he's gonna win this weekend? Yeah. Marcus murphy. Thanks so much Sep like us at Facebook dot com slash final lap. This is the final land. Biologically here this week with a guy who probably doesn't eat any interaction by now, Chris rebel. How're you doing doing good area? I'm doing great. So you're in Texas. This isn't very far from your home land of Oklahoma. How're you doing it? Yeah. I love coming down. Here. We we didn't actually get down here to tell a couple of hours ago. So I didn't get to spend a lot of time in Texas. But I love the race track. It's obviously my home racetrack the just up the road. So I love getting to race here. It's been pretty good to me over the past had a rough race last time. I was here. But I've always had a lot of speed here song excited about a lot of people were talking about possibly reducing the schedule in the future and stuff like that. There's there's guys like you that race in your free time outside of NASCAR as well. Are you the kind of doesn't wanna see us order schedule? I mean, alternately it doesn't matter for me. If they start cutting down the schedule, I'm going to find something else to get Ray. So I mean, I just I like to raise as much as I can. So I'm gonna find something to race. No matter what how many races. Do you have planned to to do this year? I think last year I got to round sixty or seventy and so I would imagine it'll be around there again so thirty three xfinity races. So out another thirty five or so of between other disciplines now, didn't you get married in the officers? Not yet. I'm I got engaged. Right. Yeah. So I got engaged in similar, so when's the wedding I off? Yeah. It'll be next offseason. So we're or not we are at Morton's in the process of planning our wedding. So it should be should be. So that's always a fun process. It always comes up fast. When you think to from a guy who speaks for experience on that one. All the time. And then before you know, what you're already getting married, and it's like, oh, man. But so that'd be example that kind of tame down you're racing schedule. And that happens. I don't think so Morgan comes from a very very strong for car background her family. Her dad is very feasible times for car mechanic, her uncle's fulltime are drivers so she's been around racing her entire life and she enjoys going to the races probably more so than the NASCAR races. So anytime we have off weekends. You know, she's wanted to go see your friends in the dirt track and her family at the dirt tracks. So. We probably we're not going to be obviously erase it on on our wedding day. But we'll be I think right after a wedding day. We're going to Florida. So it'd be a lot of although that would make for an interesting wedding. I've seen a couple of other actual or so it'd be the first time so as far as a sprint car racing. All that stuff goes, you, you learn a lot of control. And there we looked at the activities. Here's Russia's other guys that you think have that same kind of Clark controls you. Well, right now, I feel like Tyler is really really talented and on top of that. He's he has great heart control. You see him whenever he started slipping inside. And he seems to be a on the best set of pretty much all of this. So I'd say right now, he's one of the guys that's right up there. They feel like he's underrated. I mean, I know he's defending champion. But they're still not a lot of buzz for whatever reason. Mentally radic. Even it continues. Putting a good runs. Yeah. I mean, he's he seems like he's always fast last year. He had a little bit of a drought there the middle part of the year. But he's always got speed. He, you know, he just hasn't really got the finishes that some of the other guys have. So I think, you know, the guys that look at the results pictures, probably the result pages probably don't recognize him. But the the race car drivers recognize what he's doing excellent. Now this week leave on family racing came out and said that last year they were thinking about going to cars in the offseason. The original plan was for Daniels, whereas the on and a driver of their choosing to be in the second. Would you possibly have been that driver of their choosing? I don't know. If you hear anything, let me know because nobody's really speaking to me about it. But it still early in the year. So. Yeah. Nobody's really said anything to me about it. So I can't really comment on that. Excellent. So as you go forward your guys like just all who also run on dirt. How fun is that mixed up with him here and then possibly under tracks as well. Yeah, he's he's a hard racer insured. He he races very very hard. And he's obviously really talented too. So there's a couple of guys in this community dealer there. Now, recently, I racing is dirt track racing on there as well. As a guy who does that stuff in his free time. Have you had a chance to play the IRA's inversion? And it is it is it accurate. Yeah. I love that racing deal and had a little bit of peace in putting it all together. The vehicle physics how they dried stuff like that. So I get on there whenever I can definitely whenever I'm out NASCAR racing. I'll hop on there. You know, I feel like it helps keep me sharp Rohingya Ragab Rugova's McCurry's, then I'm not out of the car. However long right? So you bring that the in your weekly run around program. Do you have here on the grounds written? No, it's not on the not I don't travel with it. Always. It's always. So under the week of. That's pretty awesome. So what about Cal arts? Does. He hop on there. Every now again with. Yeah. Every now, and then he, you know, he's got a family. So he's a little bit busier than I am. That's a he'll stay mother about some awesome racist, by the way, keep it up. I haven't been any of them. But I've been much on Twitter. All these crazy highlights. He hasn't met some awesome battles for the win. What's it like in the closing laps between him and and you on the other tracks? Yeah. It's Tana phone, man. Larson's probably my biggest competitor that race against weekend and week out. Obviously not on our data ops, though. Grayson, it seems like Imerese each other really hard. So. You know, obviously, it always goes in cycles. Right. And it seems like I've been beating him a lot here recently. So I'm sure his time to be these pretty good option. He really wants the next time around in Tulsa. I think so I I really have feeling. Yeah. Yeah. It's a you can't win them. All and he's been really close so his time zone. Yeah. For sure. So you guys coordinate? How do you how you always nip at the same racist together? Or is it just by sheer luck. Well, so you know, what if we have awfully verd- circling, you know, the biggest race of that weekend that we can go to. So typically, we try and be you know, the biggest races which lends us to be the same track. Now in in races like over there in Tulsa, you've got the chili bowl. You've got hundreds of people that are trying to buy for the spots. And it goes all the way down to that. Then, hey main. So a lot of the big name guys. Don't even actually make it to the to the final round. Is this something you'd like to kind of see in NASCAR with qualifying? We kind of have everybody locked in as it is right now. But a lot of people would like to see the fastest guys being the race. Yeah. That would be cool. But you know, and. Order for them to get to that either. They'd have to start shrinking the fields now or or get more injuries. So, you know, the majority of the time we're right at our full number or maybe a couple or couple less. But I mean, I would love to see you have to raise your way into the race. But we just gotta get more more interest more car owners. That's the biggest thing we got drivers out Waku just gotta get car enters to get involved and name more entries. It's up here with Christopher bell in the final on weekly. Now going forward the season you've been very strong. You've had some bad luck racist. Well, how do you feel about your chances going forward? I I feel good and really go get every week. It seems like every time I go to the racetrack. These supervisor really really fast, and obviously gives as one one with me into Kyle says three out of the five so far. And like I said, I feel like weaken weak out. I've got a really good shot at it. It's just a matter of been all the pieces of the puzzle together. What kind of testament is that for your crew and your team to be able to come with the new? Style this year and pick up right where you left off. Yeah. It's been really cool. You see other manufacturers brought a different body styles. And it's taken a little bit to if their program back to where it was and the superman, it doesn't seem like we've missed a beat. And I think that a lot of that is credited Toyota Toyota racing development for doing a lot of research on it and making sure that when we made the car change, we didn't lose any speed. That's those things are super slick looking by the way. What what what personal do you have in your your house at home? I drive a Lexus around. So I love that. Yeah. Nice just on the Toyota family. That's good. That's really like to hear that. He had who's been the biggest help for you. As far as the Joe Gibbs racing family goes as far as helping you get your NASCAR, you're going. I'd say it has to be Kyle cow. This I drove for him for a couple of years in the truck series. And now he's my teammates. So he's a guy that always willing to help me. And you know, he pushes me to be the best. I can be. So it's definitely well, that's funny. You're not the only guy I've ever heard that from either a lot of guys are always saying the cows very willing to help them and stuff like that. If he gets a very bad rap with a lot of fans. I know he's getting a little bit more popular as things go along. But do you think there's a misrepresentation of who Kyle Busch is out there? Well, I I just you know, his personality, right? He. He's definitely not afraid to tell it out is he's got a little tiny certain him. So he definitely comes across as a guy that builds that love hate relationship but away from the racetrack. And as a person is in great guy next now one last question to somebody that as you were coming up to the dirt pranks on your way to NASCAR that you've never seen a NASCAR opportunity that you would think would it be pretty good by will of her. It's a good question. Honestly, it'd have I'd have say Cody Swanson, he's at Usak guy. That's extremely talented. I think he's one pretty much every pavement is there isn't Usak. I think he's a guy that really deserves an opportunity. Excellent be looking out for the name. Hopefully, we can get to him in the series of the cool thinking excellent rebel. Thanks, take time out from Mike said Facebook dot com slash the final lap like us. Final weekly getting you ready for this weekend's race. Welcome back, the final have weekly. My name is Kerry Murphy him along time NASCAR media member and syndicated radio. Host of all things the final half our coast for the show Toby Christie NASCAR editor for the final app dot com. 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Like, you know, tune in radio, maybe just at your radio pretty much everywhere. I mean, that's useless to go through the list. New don't you new radio? We've done our due diligence. We have. I think I think we are everywhere. News of the week cue the music. Excited today. Well, we're both kind of under the weather. It's amazing even doing this. Yeah. I've almost gone high pitch voice a couple times just for talking because of it. Yeah. I I need something to zapping my spine while doing this. I think so we kind of knew this was coming, but it's official now and DWI announced his retirement from the FOX TV booth after nineteen seasons last weekend. Here is he's to talk for a while. So just hang onto your boots. Take see some people have thought that this was a spur of the moment decision something that I decided to do over the last two or three weeks that is so far from the truth. These are my teammates we have been together for nineteen years. A lot of his have my joy interviewed me when I won the Daytona five hundred in nineteen eighty nine and I was grabbing Mike, and I don't know how you survived us. It is they told her this is they don't and it was so two years ago. I told my boss. I said I think I want to retire in two thousand seventeen seventeen I thought it was a perfect time. Perfect number and that would work out well for me, but then two thousand seventeen came along this bad decision might might wanna rethink that. And then and then Jeff came along. Jeff, Gordon, it's been a great addition to our booth, and and Jeff came along and bail out now and leave Mike joy would Jeff Gordon and some other guy that's never done TV before. And it didn't feel like that was the right thing to do. So I stayed on a little bit longer. And look, I see anybody. That's done what I've done with. It's a driving career TV crew. You can always look back and say, maybe I should have done something different. Maybe I should have thought about this. Or maybe I should have thought about that. But a focus on this this this is my home when I stand up here on Sunday and do this race. I'm I'm in one of those cars, I don't know which one I'll be in yet. Most people think I'd be in cal- Bush's car, which I'm the love Cowboys. Thanks. To watch in my by darn right? I m everybody in this room is one way or another. When you write a story when you tell somebody you always have to put your own kind of spin on it, your own personal opinion. And we're all guilty. Then I don't care if you say, no, no. I went to journal school. I sit on my hands. I don't clap. Well, that's bullcrap. 'cause we all do. That's what I've done in this one. I know it's out. I'm a race fan. I love a good. I love now level when a gas put on a show when I get out on a track and somebody's putting on his show. I'm gonna talk about always still everybody. Under garage is pretty simple, if you'll do this much, we'll do the rest, but you gotta do this much other word guilty sometime but making stuff, but we we've we really we embellish. We just kinda I'm Bill. It's just not right. It's not like radio where there's number two bumper Sabas outdoor helmed the door handle. I don't know if I are not because I'm not listen on the radio. But when it's on TV it is what it is. Is. And I love live TV and these guys will tell you. I don't like to rehearse so yes, we've mocked him in the past. Yes. That that has come up a few times. But let's be honest. He's a legend in the sport both driver and TV booth when when they started on FOX, they were the stuff I mean him and Larry MAC and Mike joy, they knew what they were doing. It's it was so fresh we've never seen that before in racing and the way they they brought coverage and man I race out of the box was couldn't have been tougher. Yeah. And they held it together. And you know, for the most part over this nineteen years stretch, they've done a heck of a job definitely recent years. There's been some laughable moments, of course. But don't take that away from Darrell Waltrip in his career throughout all aspects of his career in this sport. I mean, he spent almost fifty years now around NASCAR full-time as a driver as a car owner as well. He owned his own car there for a while. And as a as a broadcaster, so he's done more for the sport. The most people ever even dream of doing certainly more than you. And I have ever done Carey. So. I I'm glad he's getting a lot of knowledge from fans that were sad to see that. He's going to be going at the end of the year. Mom, also said to kind of see how things played out with the article in the stuff that came out right before this. But it turns out, I don't know. If you listen to the door bummer, clear podcast this week Kerry. But Jennifer are actually approached FOX about the article she was posting before she posted it, and then ever told her that the there was a retirement announcement or anything coming. So that kind of didn't give her a reason to not do that article. Gotcha. Gotcha. Yeah. So yeah. As you heard in the piece one thing that I took away from from DWI. And this is the approach that we've always taken in covering the sport is he's been a fan. I when covering the sport, you know, and even made fun of journalists that sit on their hands and don't clap, and don't, you know, cheer on their favorite driver, whatever. And that's kind of how we approach this sport. We're always fans. I and yes, we have hard cards. And yes, we get exclusive access, but it's all to provide that that coverage and those interviews to you guys. And so that's how we we kind of do the same thing. Yeah. At the end of the day, you have to love the sport, you're covering or hear your coverage is going to be not very good and people aren't going to associate very well with if you look at Ken squire, do you think can squire in love racing and everything to do with it. And exactly nothing. He added excited every time. Something was happening. Yeah. I mean, come on, man. That's just the way you're supposed to do it. So from that aspect, it's been awesome to watch Waltrip over the years. Eighty four career wins in the Cup series three cups here championships as a driver, the guy's done almost everything you could possibly do in this sport. And you know, I it's nice it he'll be able to spend time with family for once. That's that's kind of a thing that may talked about in this whole thing. He's probably gonna get some time to spend with the family. That's a lot of traveling. If you think about it. Yeah. Atlanta Motor Speedway has announced. More affordable ticket prices for their twenty twenty NASCAR weekend. It's their sixtieth anniversary, by the way, standard reserved seats. Check this out are now just thirty nine dollars. And if you want a little more upgraded experience forty nine dollars seats in the winner's Earnhardt and petty grandstands are now available. Plus kids are free on Friday and Saturdays and just ten bucks. Ten bucks to bring a kid for Sunday's Cup series events. Now, the only question is will other tracks follow suit because they need to do something. Well, I would imagine all the semi trucks will get on board with this because Texas it and have great attendance. This last time Bristol, obviously did not have very good attendance this time around but the other there's another aspect on it is the hotel costs as well. Standing these areas. Bristol, hotel prices are obviously insanely inflated when it's NASCAR weekend, which is kind of ridiculous point for the hotels because there's not even a lot of people that come anymore because of this. So you. Really kind of cut your nose off to spite your face. There's nobody booking the rooms anymore. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. And that that that's the problem. Now, it really is. And so it's really sad to see the hotel industry. I understand they they need to do. What's best for their business? But at the end of the day, it's it's single handily in my opinion ruined a lot of a lot of the attendance Bristol. Now. Of course, they had the weird track. Reconfiguration stuff that nobody liked there for a while things have gotten kind of backed normal. We're seeing some pretty exciting racing at Bristol again. But this is a track that was sold out for ten years at a time you can get tickets unless you put your name on a ten year waiting list. And now we're at a at a point where we're having like forty thousand people show up at a facility where you can hold about a hundred and forty thousand. So that's that's less than ideal to say, the least the number I came up with in my head too. So that's interesting that you you brought up the same number. That's weird. Yeah. I mean, that's what it looks like to me. Sadly, so yeah, I think so drivers standings for the Cup series ten to one. Here we go. Chase Elliott at number ten Eric Merola Kurt Busch. Eight Martin tricks junior and Ryan Blaney number six. Toby is going to take care of the the top five there. Yeah. How about Brad has sit in fifth. Kevin Harvick in fourth. Joey Logano has a win their thirty five points back sitting third. Any Hamill two wins Kabul with three wins? There's your leader didn't mention it. Because Laskey also has two wins in there as well. But what about the big three from a year ago? Carey, you know, you've got Cal Bush in the points lead, which is awesome. But the next one up is Harvard fourth and then true expec in seven so possibly these new rule packages and tricks moving to Jay GR and some of the stuff in the off season looks kinda in love the playing field a little bit for some of these guys. Yeah. And you got Penske in the mix a lot. Yeah. Definitely. I mean llegado won the championship last year. But for the majority of the season, he was not the the favorite going into homesteads. So this this is a big shift in the power at the top of the series. I think aside from Cal Bush, of course, doing Kyle Busch things. Okay, track stats for Richmond. That's what's on tap for this weekend. Are they still calling at Richmond international raceway or is it just Richmond race Richmond race? It's no longer international because we don't want any foreigners involved. So just Richmond raceway. So Daniel Suarez has been erased off the entry already much. Yeah. I think that's what's going to happen. It's called Marcus Ambrose was kicked out the action track. So that's why you gotta say the action track. We might see some slide jobs vans. Lie job slide job. If you ask most drivers, I mean, this is one of the most basic interview one on one questions and drivers actually hate it. But if you do ask them what their favorite track is almost all of them are gonna say Richmond. It's just one of their favorites. It's pretty cool. Right unless you're Jimmy Johnson price at Dover. If you're yeah. Arms Ville, you know. Yeah, there's a few people who pick some different things, you know, what I think everybody at this point in pick something different. So I don't think it's Richmond anymore right short-track that looks Smith's them above a one point five mile. Oh, we'll go ahead on Google maps, Google earth and check it out for yourself. You're going to go. Oh, yeah. Carries right? But kidney track looked like amount of half track from above just you know, what I mean d shaped looking thing, I guess, all right? So three quarter mile oval banking up to fourteen degrees. Eight and two front and back stretches twelve ninety feats front stretchy, sixty backstretch. I'm reading this all backwards. I think stage one, yeah, you're all place. Well, if they know what I mean stage. Ends at one hundred lap stage. Two ends at two hundred laps which means I presume the end of the race is another two hundred laps because it's four hundred total. I did all the math. Right. I think right four laps Twitter miles. That is Richmond last year's winner. Kerry. Who was it? It's gotta be Kyle Busch. Right. Yep. He came from the deepest and the field at a monster energy Cup series driver who has won this race has ever started. Richmond from thirty second place. That's impressive. Who was the fall race winner? Richmond. Carry murphy. Same Kyle Busch. Yes. It's the NASCAR Kyle Busch series. Apparently, I think they need to rework the logo. That'd be cool. Let me pretty sweet I don't know about that. Do you think? I mean, he's the driver. So it has to be a little sweet check at all the action. If you feel like watching Kabua's win Saturday night, seven thirty pm eastern on FOX. Now. Of course, this is the track where he in junior got together back in what eight God that was so long ago. Who cares? I mean things like that happen will we see Kyle Busch. Anger and other legion of fans tame chase Elliott out this when everybody loves Kyle Busch. Now, but they really love chase Elliott. Yeah. I guess, hey, let's run down this list. Here that's in front of us the radically. Good drivers at Richmond. Dead. Silence. Yep. I will no longer say anything any of these things you have a kid with Joel Gano who has two wins. Eight top fives eleven top tends to polls and his average finishes eleven point six at Richmond. How about the guy who just finished second this past week Kurt Busch? And the number one I believe it's some kind of global poker dot com. Car this week anyway for Chip Ganassi racing to win seven top fives. Fifteen top tens of average finish thirteen point eight. See? That's what I wanna see. I wanna see Kyle Busch. Get wrecked by Kurt that would be fun. And they that would be really come to blows on pit road. And that'd be awesome. Who do you have in that fight, by the way, who do you think with hurt easily? You think Kurt Kurt scrappy? Cows bit bigger, though doesn't matter. He's just a wuss. I think. Who? All right who wins carry beat him to who wins in a fight will beat him to a bloody pulp last year. Who was I forget who that was that Joey Logano. Yes. Case closed. So my question is who wins in the fight Kerry? Murphy or Kyle Busch probably call because he is taller, and I'm not scrappy, but that's that's true. Okay. So you get scrappy factor. Yeah. Got. Yeah. I don't like to get hurt. So I'd probably run, you know, Mr Bush, please lasagna this I talk a bit game here. But you know, at the end of the day about an interview clip Boyer two wins four top fives fourteen September average finish thirteen point zero three eight. Wow. How about Denny Hamlin? Three wins. This race Shrek seventy-five pit road speeding penalties. Eleven top five. Fifteen top tens and three poles average fish nine point five six and he's the active laps leader there with sixteen hundred fifty nine laps led. Right. And he's also the guy who was. The catalyst four said Kyle Busch. Dill juniors squabble in two thousand eight it was him. That was running around the track with a flat tire and stopped on the tracks. Bring out the caution which set up that wild restart and here, we go. He's always last list. Here we go this is it Jimmy Johnson. Three wins at Richmond seven top fives. Fifteen top tens two poles and an average finish of fourteen point three five seven. That'll do it for this list. No why. There's guys are better here Kerry. I don't agree. Okay. Well, how about Kevin Harvick in the number four car? I know hasn't gotten to win yet this season, but neither Jimmy Johnson. So we'll still bring him up on this list. Then three wins fourteen five twenty three top tens two poles in the average freshman eight point zero that is second best in the entire series. And then you got Kyle Busch. Six wins seventeen top fives twenty top tens of poll average, finish of six point nine two six active top Fives Lille with seventeen and also series. Best average, finish, of course. Yeah. Okay. Do you feel more? Sighted about now, I just want to sweep it under the rug. Okay. Up next. We've got a driver spotlight from Ryan Blaney on T F L W. Follow us Twitter dot com slash though. Final lap. Final lap. Find a lot weekly as back. Here's your host carry Murphy and Toby Christie just a couple of guys talking race in. My name's Kerry Murphy, his name is Toby Christie, and we call this entire thing. The final lap weekly. And it's time now for our drivers spotlight. His name is Ryan Blaney. His Team Penske has speed. Now, we just need a little luck. Yeah. I mean, it's years moments. You get frustrated at it. You know, it's you just wish stuff which stop happening. You know, we had that run their of of really good finishes. Like, we we finished where we been running. Which was you know, I wouldn't say, it's relieving. But it was nice to finally actually not have anything. Go wrong in those races. And then you look at last week leading the race and part falls off. And we ended up blowing up. So. Yeah. That part's frustrating. And I kinda got taken out of context I was angry. And like the one store that came out last week was I'm tired of looking at the positives. The good thing about it is we we have really fast cars, you know. So that's always the positive. I kinda meant it as you know, I'm tired of being in spots with the chance to win. And you know, just dumb luck happens. And it just gets taken all. Away from you. So that it gets frustrating. But you know, I really only frustrated for ten minutes after the deal happens. You know, you move on you figure out what you can do to prevent stuff like that happening. And and then you focus on the next week. Yeah. Because there's nothing you can do about it. That's something. Like that happens. You just try to make sure it doesn't happen again. So. The good thing is we've had speed all year. And it's sometimes frustrating that we have won a race yet. Because we've been honestly, I think we've had cars get enough to win almost every single one of them. Ryan Blaney is on. He's contended almost every week. But he's the only Penske driver. Not to have a win is the pressure on. I feel pressure at all. I mean. Yeah, you want to be part of the group. The ability to do is just matter of kind of getting it done. And and everybody knows that my old team knows and all the pesky knows that and really all the competition knows that we've we want the best cars all year and eight to still have zero in that column even though still really early in the year. But no the pressure thing man, I used to like get ahead four years ago. And then it doesn't help you say you just try to stay pressure-free. No matter how good or bad things are things look. So now, there's no pressure just because Brad Joey of one when you just try to focus on your deal, and what you need to do to try to get your team in victory lane. Help your teammates and team the best. She can. But. Each try to overlook all that stuff just focused. Ben Ryan on the new racing package at night for this weekend at Richmond. I'm curious about that. We'll have to see, you know, it's kind of hard to judge that it's been hard to really even know we haven't really been to a place like Richmond yet. You know, Phoenix is way different martinsville. Obviously the way different. So Richmond will be onto the first kind with this new package. So not really sure how it's going to race with the cooler temps and being able to move around maybe a little bit more with these cars, and and things like that. So it's kinda hard to tell right now. But I'm optimistic for Richmond has been our best place and feel like we're starting to turn around. There was hopefully, we can keep going. Yeah. It's kind of hard to judge right now. It's hard to count for me to give you an answer of how the racist. But I'm optimistic about everything. And I think it's it's package. This year has shown some pretty decent racist. I mean, it's obviously you work the bugs out of it. And and things like that. But yeah, I think Richmond will be a good race. And always puts on a pretty good show there the night race there. I think is pretty cool onto the lights, and it should be. All right. There's a driver spotlight and Ryan Blaney always love to have him on the program. The checkered flag is flying on this show. This has been the final app weekly catch us next week right here when we will recap the tiny itty bitty short-track action from Richmond raceway, no longer international and preview. What do we got? What do we got? Talladega super. That's just mean they do too short treks in a row and then Talladega. Yeah. So you have a realistic shot of just wiping out three weeks in a row. That's just evil. Toby you and I will chat next week, blah. We sure will in black. That's a wrap. Another final weekly is in the books. 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ITD: NASCAR's Dover Double-Header

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk

1:10:01 hr | 6 months ago

ITD: NASCAR's Dover Double-Header

"Dark Great. Folks like L. Now. Don't do anything. And welcome everyone in the draft with Wilson and was I'm Wilson here in Sunny Southern California meanwhile across the Internet from beautiful studio of the Dakotas version two point zero it is. One Mr Scotty. What's going on? Man. Oh. You know just living the life, the hot and human life of north. Dakota. We've got some humidity or two. It was crazy today I don't know what's going on with this weather. Man People aren't out and about. So I guess it was it was really the the humidity. Let's see if I can find was humidity here today. Did they tell you on this page? Like do they tell you on the? More if I go to more. Okay, here we go. probability of precipitation where does it show you the humidity? I don't even know. Well. That was enlightening. Yeah. Oh I did. Show it to you here on this particular accuweather page on the accuweather forecast but it does it does say that that we're we're we're cooling off a little bit because it's going to be a hundred eight tomorrow. and. That'll be the first time. It's been below one hundred and nine degrees Sometime last week. Or so the action there is hot. Whereas the action on the track at Daytona was not oh, my God was at every S. so we're GonNa talk about obviously we got the big double header this weekend, which is good at Dover and that's probably going to be the thing that determines who makes the playoffs this year because they tone after they tone right and you can blow it narrative Donna but you're probably not going to get in there at Daytona Oh my gosh. Now I've done numb destroying the studio. You're not going well today. Oh my gosh but but then we had the road course last week in which. Presented itself as potential wildcard. Crazy could happen it's going to be different. It's GONNA be exciting. The only two weeks notice on it was going to be so much fun. And then we get there and I was genuinely genuinely excited to see this race because of what we've seen that the wroval. Mayhem and. Things will happen in the leader be complete mayhem or will get really good brace or maybe both. So I guess three things. Emily in the end none of that happened. In the Cup series, I mean an accident, a truck series. The May hens definitely happen. Yeah, and the Xfinity in the truck series but Yan the Cup series, and here's the thing they prepared for it. So I don't know if this got out headlines are not. But before the race started because of what happened like at the end of the xfinity race and the truck race where guys just barely in term one and just running off track because of that Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin Martin treks junior and I don't know who the other driver in the top four. Cal Bush they all got together before the race like right before the national anthem those four is standing there talking together and like argus what are we going to how to go down into term one so we don't look like idiots like they did in the other series, and so they'll plan together where they were going to start meal where they're gonNA hit the gas we're that we're gonNA break nobody was trying to play this restart games with anybody because they just wanted to make it through term one without pilot everybody up and that kind of set the tone for the race because after that. I. Mean The guy that through there without the excitement and then carried on the rest of the race that way no excitement I mean I can understand why you do that. The first part of the race you WANNA wreck up. Winning cars early yeah. Yeah, everything else is just not a great deal man like that was. The most exciting part possibly was Kyle Busch driving around most of the track with notes back dyers. Yeah, he had a terrible day. And then just nothing else like the race in general was yeah. I mentioned to you before it was a very F one salaries. Yeah. Yeah. Father Leader L. Sure. It's done and then away ago. Yeah, and even the pit strategy while there was some you know people are pitting during the segment to try to get off scheduling it back to. The front of the end of the segment and then the people like Jimmy Johnson, trying to get points. So they're waiting as long as they could to make it to the end of the segment even that didn't add a whole lot of interest I mean the guys who are fast fast the guys who weren't word and I think part of the problem here. Because I've watched the Rolex twenty four at Daytona a couple of times, and there is some of that same feeling. But the thing about those Daytona prototype cars, they're really they're like super super fast. So it's not as a parent as it was with the Heavier Cup cars but where where Charlotte seems to scale well to an Infield road course. Daytona doesn't and so. The cars even though they're going fast. Fast Mu. Heck they were coming around the you know the the oval part they were like hundred seventy miles an hour or whatever but it looked slow like the entire race to me looked slow. It didn't look like you know and by comparison what I was thinking by by comparison was where they would have been otherwise, which is Watkins Glen. And Watkins Glen. This. Of speed as you're watching the cars look like they are just like right on the edge of flying off the track same thing like when you're at cinema and they're going through the SS and you feel like a guy could drive the crap out of the car and be able to catch somebody. But in this race there was no point on the track we're like we're like there was that Robby Gordon moment where like dudes were just like winging cars around and they were. Hitting the curbs and and sliding all over the place, and you didn't have that feeling that anybody could really do anything about chase Elliott or Denny Hamlin whoever up at the front. I mean even when you went to the oval ler earn to the turns where super unrestricted like like you don't have in the normal Daytona raises like it seemed like it was in slow motion it seems like I. Actually Pause to like half speed that was genuinely the feeling I was getting as I was watching I was like, what is what's going on with this race? Why isn't that exciting? Nelson him was like the cars just. Going slow and I know they're not but they look like they are and I, don't know. If it I mean part of it like I said I think it's just that. Daytona is so big that a road course a NASCAR record doesn't scale very well to it, but the other thing could be that the drivers just being cautious the entire race I mean, we didn't see a lot of incidents with guys running the each other going into chicanes going into corners and stuff like that. I mean obviously, we said earlier you didn't xfinity raise. Those guys can can stay on the goddamn track but but the cup series it looked like everybody was being overcautious in the race just seemed overcautious because of it was weird which which yet. What they were worried about it. I could see that for like the first five last into a groove. Yeah and but it never developed into like something exciting. You know four caution laps. I. Four cautions for seven caution laps, and of course, three of those were were the or two of those rather the segments and one was a I think they had like a competition caution at the beginning weather. Oh, the weather. That's right. That's right. The the the thunder lightning. Yeah. I was the only in the only other one was Kyle Busch the forgetting his tired for his tire. Yeah. At the end of the race, like they were getting into the final segment and about halfway through the final segment, they were talking about maybe maybe there would be some rain clouds coming in. I was like, please let it rain like let it start because I we need something to make this race interesting and that would have made it far more interesting than anything them having to put the rain tires on with the oval running part of the Oval I was desperately hoping that there was going to be rain at that point because we needed something to make this race more fun and apparently that was You know that was shown in the ratings as well because the number came out yesterday three, point, two, four, million people watched the the Daytona road course. And at first I thought that sounds pretty good number because it's more than what we've been seeing foxsports wandering BCS. N. But this was on NBC and when you compare it to the other NBC races. I was shocked by the numbers the smallest audience on NBC at Daytona since, Nineteen Ninety seven and the smallest NASCAR on the big networks since two thousand, that's including makeup races. In. One of the things that they were talking about was how last year. the Daytona. Night. Race. They said Lash I thought lesser eight a night race the ad no. I guess it was rain delayed those arena lead the Sunday that had three point two, nine, million. Saturday even that even rain delayed race not run when they were supposed to run. It had more than this one end went off, you know small delivered lightning. I mean. I I don't. The thing was I. don't think it was marketed that well, I don't think it was either. I didn't hear it I watched. NBC. A lot because that's the way the hockey playoffs are and I didn't hear I heard a couple things about the Daytona road course but nothing extravagant, right? Yeah. They had this one weird pre-prepared spot they were. It was kind of like the wroval commercial where they're like rogue Gorse in an oval and it was like God. Here we go. Again I, mean you can do better than that. You can make it better than that. Like show like show the Rolex twenty four and say Nascar is now racing on the same as something do something with it to make it more interesting. But Yeah and you would think that just because it was announced. So late and it's so unique that that that would spur it on some viewership but but no, in fact, not only did it not do as good as Daytona races it didn't do as good as Damn Glenn when the Glenn was on NBC in two, thousand, eighteen, three, point, six, seven, million. in last year's Glenn Race was two point, seven two. That's almost as many people in that was on NBC. esn. Yeah so it's market the marketing team of six llamas and a mule not doing great. Yeah it you know it's. It's really odd because I expected that they get some pop out of that. But obviously, not at all let's see here. Jimmy Johnson. Okay. Here's the thing with Jimmy Johnson for me. He is he was in that same friend zone with a win. That he's been in every time. He's been good this season I finished fourth his first top ten since Martinsville. But. It was the same story as every other top ten. He's ever had this year for the past two years for that matter. Every top ten Jimmy Johnson sat in the past two years has been A. Also ran top ten as never given you the idea the feeling that he could get up there and lead this race. It always feels like somebody is faster than the forty eight even if he's running frigging second, you know you're like, oh, there's probably two or three guys at about the pass him and that's where he ends up fourth fifth sixth. In this case, it was fourth and and is that good yeah he got some you know stage points in the first stage and I think he got a couple of the second stage I can't remember. But when you're when you've lost out on as many points as he has this year, you have to win I mean he's gotTa do better and he wasn't doing himself. Any favors even by finishing fourth. Yeah, it's kind of weird how that happened done. It now like everything everything whatever when everything's going on. But the good thing is that he's going to a place where he's relatively successful. Yeah. In Dover and back to back. You know barring anything catastrophic. This could be like like Daytona the big. Oval Daytona Big Big Dick. Daytona is the way it's GonNa go it's going to be fantastic for. and let's not forget because I had forgotten. As, I was going through. Jimmy Johnson. Stats. Didn't just have to sit out the one race, but he was also disqualified back in Charlotte at the beginning of the year. Remember that. Oh. Yeah. He would be in the playoffs probably relatively comfortably right now it kit kit. Can I use if he doesn't make the playoffs? Can I use that d q even though he didn't win? Yes. Me and you can. Absolutely. No No. Because if he didn't have that the cue, probably be inside you probably that he probably would've scored twenty five points in that race that was was Charlotte right shortly, Sean, good track for him. He probably would have scored twenty five points. So he would be at least tied right now, and then of course, the the race he had to sit out that me that's the margin whatever whatever. However, he would have finished a Kansas that would have been the margin. But you know it, it goes to show his luck in the past three years. Yeah. You WanNa talk about baseball players or football players hell. After they hit their prime, it just goes downhill let seem to happen that Jimmy and sometimes fault of its own no fault. It's super weird though man I mean you couldn't. You couldn't have scripted it any worse and essentially we it's very, very likely that we could be at the point. Where that was the thing which means that NASCAR kept their own like seven time champion of his final playoffs. But it shows they're not because if they didn't disqualify him, then people would be up in arms of why favouritism Yup no favouritism no conspiracy here at all man I respect them for having the CA hones. Looking back on it the alcohol on to do see that's where Jimmy Johnson from alcohol see what did there? Okay, never mind. Chris Buscher. Finished Fifth First Substances Pocono in his fifth of the season. And then we found out the real reason that Austin Dome was not in this race because he sucks at road courses and caused guerrilla obviously does not because he finished seventh is billing driver. Then he found out the night before he's only a part time xfinity driver. Big Run for him big run for him and one of the few drivers they could have gotten. Yes. Because the weekend was you only one run rate exactly exactly except for. They. made an exception for JJ. Yeah. Yeah. putting what's his name? Bailey Currie Bailey and the ride because yearly was dying literally and I wondered about that because when they put him in like wait a minute is he even eligible to run this race and I thought okay a it doesn't really matter and be there is thirty started selling. They had to switch drivers they're gaining any kind of advantage by doing that so But Yeah Kaz Crawl Man Awesome Ron good job for him. Yeah. No. Very good. Very good start to his his illustrious career, which is probably ended already. Because he doesn't have, he's not a dylan and he's not a children's so. What? So after the race. Then my my my other half was like well, if he did so well, why don't they put him in that car I'm like because his dad's not the is Oh the you know his grandfather shot the owner of the team. That's why But Yeah silver. Spoon. Michael McDowell Finish Tent. That's his first top ten cents in the only third of the season. Usual road course run for Michael. McDowell wasn't bad nece- decent there. Yeah. It wasn't top ten I mean he was legitimately up there. So, there you go. and then okay. So then that brings back around to the playoffs Bob Bubble and no matter how hard this is the Poopie thing about these goddamn stage points no matter how are you fight? You can always immune even have to finish that. Well, you can always hold your standing by just get a couple of stage points to offset what the other guy might have fought all race to get. Case in. Point. Jimmy Johnson by finishing fourth he did. Jump over Tyler radical a bad day and Eric Jones up. But he still twenty five points back. Which I think is very close. I mean I think you only gain like three or four points on William Byron. Right I. It's kind of weird. How how that happens right? She should should a little bit more that's so much. Finish William Byron did not in fact let me let. Let's see here. Let's see if I can find because I don't have the stats for that race in front of me right now but I can get them here. Real quick. I'm kind of curious where all those guys finished arts. Here we go. So Jimmy Johnson course finished fourth in this race but the guy's right around him. Eric Jones Radic Eric Jones finished or William Byron eighth by the way. And William Byron even though he finished one, two, three, four, five, five places below Jimmy Johns Jimmy, Johnson's fourth. For places, I can't do math William by rooms eighth. Jimmy only score one more point. Well forty-one points for him. Forty points for William Byrom Eric Jones, finished eleventh thirty one points for him tyler radic a rare bad day I mean he's been racing really well eighteenth and only nineteen points in this one should look like you had any stage points either the forty eight was third in the first segment score nothing in the second segment. Dan The twenty four. Let's hear the twenty four was one to ten ninety seventh in the first segment and one, two, three and four in the second segment. So there's your difference right there. And so I I mean. I'm sure you could argue it either way. But Jimmy Johnson was racing at the old school way. Mean Yeah, he got the points in the first stage, but then the second stage and I remember this because I was wondering what they were going to do he pitted. With the other leaders, the people who are on the strategy of then trying to win the race. So he pitted mid segment. To set up a run to the end. And it just goes to show me and you try so hard and they worked they worked all day. They work their ass off to get up the fourth. And finished for. Fourth. Place points. In the game. One. Stages do man. So the stages do we game five you know five points on them, four points on them or whatever. And so that that just makes it doubly hard. When you go into these races knowing that the same thing could happen he could run fourth in Dover in both races makeup two points you know yeah, exactly. So yeah, boy but okay. So let's look at these guys real quick. I like we talked about last week Eric how moral Kurt Busch Kabushiki even with Kabul. poopie. Race peaceful plus one hundred points thirteen fine and there are only three races left. anyways. Basically he's in right. There's no denying that doll clint boyer been doing a very good job. He's been maintaining that margin He was sixth in this race. So he was very solid and he's plus sixty six. I think he's safe because I don't think we're GONNA get. Three winters in two races in the Daytona race three new ones rather Then we get Mattie Benedetto plus forty four very interesting driver right now William Byron Plus Twenty. Five. Below the cut line Jimmy Johnson minus twenty, five, Eric Jones minus thirty, five tolerate minus fifty seven nobody cares about Christopher bellies way too far out unless he wins. looking at those drivers basically were down the Di Benedetto? Byron Johnson Jones I don't even think you consider radic at this point I mean outside of a win those four drivers when we're just talking about points assuming. That two of the four will get in and we'll talk about wins in a second. How does that look like it's going to play out because I don't see. If we're just talking points. I don't think I see Mattie Benedetto. Losing forty four points over the next three races. I am it could cost the Daytona. Could be closed but even then Daytona like if a outlier gets a win, he still has a good cushion over by I think he's racist William Byron Right now. I don't think he's playing about playoff worrying about the the the nineteen point separating him and William by now. I mean there's that and I think that. The outlier here. Is Definitely. Daytona. And it's definitely. Tyler Rettig because are CR runs well, those big tracks and you got gotta Bet that they're probably going to choose him up. Yeah to get him in. So they have both their cars del. I I would not cannot tyler riddick if only Daytona and the dramatics with that. That said it's a very slim margin. Of error in that race yes I see how it is right now maybe one guy sneaks a win here. Maybe Eric Jones sticks a win and Dover or Jimmy maybe I mean maybe. But I mean I think what we're seeing here? I think William Byron gets cut because of a win. And depot hangs on by the slimmest of margins. Yeah it's tough. Man I. I think the De does pretty damn safe right now I really think he is and then yeah I don't. One of those guys for me has to win Jimmy Jones tolerate somebody below them. Have have to I think they have to win at this point especially based on what we saw at the wroval we know the William Byron Russell at the Daytona Road Course William. We Know William Byron isn't going to be terrible I. Mean I can look up his stats right now it would you like it over. Let's see here. let me pull up some stats real quick we in by wrong Eric Jones by the way Eric Jones run six Dover races one top five, two top tens average finish eleven point seven, and that's the important part because that means he's typically not gaining or losing a whole lot of points on anybody William Byrom, four races only one top ten, right but his average finishes thirteen point five in those four races now Jimmy Johnson course phenomenal phenomenal at Dover Eleven he's eleven wins out of those are like Darrell Waltrip. You know Richard Petty back in the day numbers of the track. Eleven wins and thirty six races. The averages one, win every three times almost said, he comes here twenty five, top ten, seventeen top like he's in fantastic shape. The problem is his average finish is nine point nine, which is an phenomenal over his entire career thirty, six races. He averages a top ten finish. But when the guy you're trying to chase down and points average is a Finnish of thirteen point five and there's only one point per position. Those twenty five points isn't going to evaporate unless William. Byron does uncharacteristically bad right and so no matter how much no matter how much you play the the stage points and you can you can. You can swing it quite a bit. If Jimmy Johnson plays a stage points in the first stage, then William Burns, go play him in the second stage and those ten points are so much more important like if William Byron you know gets. Eight points. Let's say because he stays out on fuel and his cars poop, but he makes it there for the second stage. Now, all the sudden Jimmy's in a bigger hole because going GONNA make up the two, thousand, five plus eight. So yeah, I think that that Jimmy Jones tolerated, I? Think they're in a position where they have to win. One of those people have to win to be able to bump one of those other guys out could more than one win. Maybe, maybe Jones Johnson could win. In the next three races and of course, Daytona is know could be an even number of people. Yeah I mean they tone I still think the could play by the book in all honesty and there's going to be a Lotta guys pretty cautious because Talladega is still in the playoffs, correct yeah. Yeah. So you probably that's probably the race car you don't want to beat up. Because you're not gonNA build any other ones. So it's one of those deals where. Yeah. You want to preserve that car because you might need down the road in the playoffs. So I mean it could it could be a wild race. It just could be something where we saw the road course where it's filed the leader nothing exciting happens and Kevin Harvick Kurt Denny Hamlin's. Something that I didn't even think about until right now you get down to that Daytona race and obviously. Obviously. There's a chance that somebody you know unexpected could win. But. Do you think? That we could end up because I think it's a possibility you could end up in a situation. where? You know, let's say, let's say William Byron is doing well in the race and Tyler. Radic or Chris for bell or somebody is they're they're doing well too and they're both on the front row right for the final restart you guys pushing one or the other because they either do or don't want that guy into the in the playoffs. You can have you get somebody say I don't want Jimmy Johnson in the playoffs I'm GonNa push you know Eric Jones or I'm going to push tyler radic try and get them to the to the because I don't want to have to face Jimmy Johnson. Of course, nowadays, probably the other way around will push Jimmy Johns because it would face their Jones. But. You could potentially see something like that happen with the cutoff as being Daytona I. Don't know if that's part of the reason why they moved Daytona there or not. But it does theoretically open the door to guys Kinda screwing with gets in dozen maybe. Yeah I don't I don't I don't know if that. That's the whole thing I don't know if that's the play. Yeah I mean I don't think they're thinking that much on. No? No. Not Right now but when it comes down. To It I. Don't think they're thinking that much. I. Think there. Let's let's not die is. True. But what if okay, what if it's Jimmy Johnson and their Jones side by side on the final restart in The guys behind them are choosing more than just to they're going to support because maybe they like them. Playoff. Implications. And by the way, can we can we engineer that by the way I would like to see that Jimmy Johnson, Eric Jones maybe behind him tyler and Christopher Bell, and then put. Back behind them and let's just let them run at Daytona. Just those guys we'll see what happens. See. Great. That'd be awesome. Man let's move on to the news. Now we've talked way too much about what's happening right now in the races but the playoff thing obviously big deal. So. So you sent me a message, the other day, and you're like Hey That was interesting how Tony Stewart said something and then Kyle Larson all of the sudden said something with the thing that Tony said to Sirius Xm NASCAR satellite radio. Probably clear be lying talking to model. Now now it was it was Larry Mac show I think. Larry Max. Okay. you Tony was like I a MAC nugget for you get kid like McDonald's that it's time to get kyle meaning collar some back in the sport. He's paid his dues because apparently now. the Har- has an expiration date. So you really it really was less than a year you can drop whatever bombs you want. In public, then you all you have to do is wait for months and its goal you're golden against. I was Kinda. Weird how that all just by the way? Yeah no hard art spine. After eight months exactly. Yeah. Yeah. What do you start the stopwatch once the alarm goes being then you're done, you're ready to back in them right after that. NASCAR. Confirmed because the only reporter was asking about it that yes cal had inquired about reinstatement but had not formally requested at yet and then right after that call does interview Larson Doesn interview with the AP. where he says, Hey, I'd like to get back to NASCAR. I don't know if the sponsors me, but I'd like to get back to Nascar. Do you think that's all coincidence. Those things happen in that exact order within the span of like a day. You listen to that interview that was post I didn't. Tony Stewart I didn't hear it. So he was prompted in asking that like like the I'm trying to find. who he was on air with that the it was come on, come on, come on Daniel trotters and Larry. Mack. Okay. There show. Okay. She she said, you know with everything that's going on and and and and you know that it started off prefacing with the fourteen car what the future is with the fourteen car and young drivers out there and then she's like and of course, Kyle Larson who might be interested in coming back to NASCAR. And then and then Tony Stuart says, yeah, I think it's time to get him back. He's paid dues, and then after that everyone took it going because Bob Pakuris went to. NASCAR. and Said Hey has he started doing this yet and then I bet you ap after followed up and then away we went. So I think it was kind of one begets another but it started off with Daniel, Trotta asking, Tony Stewart with the future. The fourteen car was interesting. That's very interesting You know the the couple of things that stick out to me here is that they're like we joked about a second ago I don't what is paying your dues mean in respect because he went back to their trek Carson's dominating. He's really damn good and dirt track cars I don't think it's a big surprise he's dominating but I don't think that it's like nobody was questioning his performance. We'll put it that way if somebody were questioning color sens performance, then he goes back to the dirt track Karzi dominates everything then yeah he's paid his dues gone back and proven. He's better than everyone there. He needs to be in a better series surrounded by better drivers. But this wasn't like a performance thing. So I don't know how getting in a different car in driving around in circles is paying your dues in that respect. We've never known Tony. Have a way with words or be able to turn a phrase properly. Yeah I don't think I don't think that he meant it to be that way but the the first rule of communication per professor O'Connor. Is it as long as someone knows what you're saying? You're fine. I guess what he's saying is that you know he lost his job, he lost the money lost his sponsorship openness now doing Tuesday races and beating the crap out of everybody. Yeah and so you know it's like, Oh, you got fired as a lawyer and you you know you sucked it up and you went back and worked at the pizza joint for a little bit. It's time to give them another chance. It goes with you were a lawyer and then you got caught drunk driving. And then you had a coach, a youth hockey team. And then you'd hockey team was in the same division as the hockey team you played in right and then you find a kid who's shoot pucks of high-velocity in the back alley into a briefcase. This this movie and then no, and then you find your your Norwegian friend. Geared up in professional because everyone else was just wearing their things. Because it's kind of low income area there and they set up with things and then next thing you know they're in the state championship against the former team of the coach. And then one, two, three, triple Dijk and and then the and then the mighty ducks. So in pretty sure I saw that. Film I I'm just saying hypothetically hypothetically hypothetically speaking yeah. Yeah it's you know I mean I, don't think in this instance that it's a matter of paying dues or not I don't think it's a matter of while ditty suck it up and go race in the the own in the lower league or not. It really. It has nothing to do at this point with Kyle Larson I think him coming back or not. Is I mean a obviously it is a leap of faith by a team owner somewhere but I think the most important thing is the thing that call brought up it's going to be whether the sponsors have decided. It's up to Tony Stewart or you or me or anybody else who was listening to decide if colors the paid dues it's up to the sponsors to decide if Kyle Larson is paid twos or not. Yeah and that's just it. I mean you got to figure that there's a big bevy sponsors that will probably be against Kyle Larson going into a fourteen ride or any kind of tough sell. Sure. Yeah. Yeah. Tough sell. Do you think I mean do you think that that's where Tony was going with it that he was thinking he would give that that he would give Kala chance. I I wouldn't I'm. From from a pure performance perspective from a pure standpoint and performance. If I were Tony I want him in the car. I would too and let's face it. If somebody has experienced being persona non grata, it's Tony, sticker it's. Never. Had A problem holding sponsors. That's true. That's that's true. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I won't go into what I'm thinking right Right Yeah When you draw correlation between the two it doesn't really make sense does it But but yeah so I mean I don't know. He has sponsors right now in dirt track racing the problem is I. Don't know with the sponsor I don't think they probably have the money to move up to cup with him and So it's GonNa take a relatively big name company to say. Art will do it and I think that in that respect, the dues haven't been paid yet because I don't think enough time has gone by unfortunately for cow. I think I think next year is like the absolute earliest that people could start talking about like legitimately like we're maybe somebody say at the end of the season, we're gonNA bring him back but I think it's going to take until the beginning of next season to actually get a gym it like decent money sponsor onto the car because it because you know people still remember right now. It's got to be the end of the area. It couldn't be like right now you bring him back and you couldn't even I don't think announce right now that you're going to bring him back year and have sponsor attached to it. I. Think it would have to be probably after November that that a sponsor you know could be procured and would be confident and brave enough to say, okay. Yeah. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA attach your name the call are south being commercials though running. After. The only good thing is that there's not many nascar drivers who are doing commercials in general. So I hope so yeah yeah. No, you're right about that All right. What's up next? Oh Yeah. The one day race thing so I mean. I'm okay with this. Apparently teams have asked Nascar. Can we continue after this whole Sh- meg is over? Can we continue doing day racist next season where team show up? Get in the car, no qualifying practice getting the Karm race. I don't want him to do it every weekend for some of the reasons we talked about. Before young drivers need to have an opportunity to be able to you know work with their cars and teams want to get better. Especially, you know with the idea of new tracks like maybe Iowa or whatever coming in. But you know when you're talking about tracks have been to a million times. I'm kind of all right with that. Happy Hour Nine Am. Yeah. Yeah I would do a happy hour I. I agree with you on that I would do like some sort of short forty five minute practice session. You can still you can still get that done in a day totally total. The only. The only downside for me when I read that I was like come on do you guys get paid a ton of money like you're telling me that you're complaining about working an entire weekend? It's going to be okay man you'RE GONNA BE? Alright. Because part of that is rich people trying to get out of work is what it looks like to me. Yeah I, mean I think it's more. Travel and not being a camper, all the damn time and the linked to the season, and like we talk about how long the season is for us to watch it them traveling all the time and you gotta figure. Possibly cut down costs on, you know crew members having to pay for crew members. Hotel rooms paying for flights for everybody that the other there's so many expenses you can cut from that data that I think it's it's a good idea like you said it as long as it's like if you're going to a new track I, think you need the the. Race track. Yeah you know and and I appreciate the whole traveling thing I mean I've been down that road before and I know how can great on you so but yeah, I I think that would be okay as long as you don't do for every race but but I like your idea of instead of just like showing up racing at least to like forty five minutes that morning wakeup get on track that morning get get a quick session and adjust on the car and then go to it, and then they can dispatch with qualifying. Okay. With that qualifies boring his crap anyway. I'm fine with them drawing numbers for for qualifying. at this point, we're down that rabbit hole anyway. So it's not like tradition is in the way anymore. Okay. Austin tell him his racing this weekend. So I have a question for you. Okay, go ahead and I have to ask you because I know I sure as hell came answering, you're the closest person i. know that could answer it. Jimmy. Johnson. Tested positive for a covert like on a Wednesday search through the Tuesday Wednesday that. Sat out that week by the next weekend he was back in the car. Austin Dillon tested positive. On Saturday. Saturday goes by Saturday goes by let's consider that Edey one. Sunday goes by to Monday goes by Tuesday by Wednesday goes by five days later right now we're in Thursday's argument I'll even give them the sixth day in six days. He's cleared the race. Now I don't know a whole lot about coronavirus but I thought it stuck around more than just like. Four or five days but NASCAR seems to just magically disappear after four or five days I guess that the Coronas are the viruses paid stews and then it's moved on. Break exactly, and they moved up to a bigger. Yeah. Well the fact of the matter is that who knows how long he had it when he tested positive true because he could've been at the tail end of it and if he If, you have it or not until you get tested and that goes back to Nascar doesn't require these people to take tests on a regular basis. Exactly. So I? I think it's it could be at the end. If there's if you're a symptom matic, your symptoms are very very mild and unnoticeable. It could be as simple as a couple of days and you're done. Could be as simple as a false positive as well. Yeah, that's true. It could be you know he might never had and I I place you just feeling bad. Had some you know had a cold or had you know some? John like serious allergy situation yeah. Exactly. And I mean, heck that's why I went and got tested because I know was suffering from allergies and and there there were bad there worse than they normally were was like Oh man I'm trouble and so they go trump thing down my throat and they're like, no, no no, you're fine. It's. It's cool. So and then I started taking my medicine on regular basis and I've been. Okay. Wilson tested negative for covert everybody's -actly positive for cocaine. Think stay up at night man. So yes. So Dylan's coming back this weekend If I were team I might have you know told him just take it easy let's see what the Caz does this weekend to. But yes, and Jimmy. Johnson, the other guy who obviously we were just talking about because he had tested positive and then it just disappeared from him to. So He's now saying that this is weird too because he was saying, he wanted to do an Indycar race, right? And he was worried that they may might not be able to get sponsorship. He said, hey you know just got a lot of fucking lineup a deal. I'll do one next season now the sun's gone from I'll do on next season two I want to do every. INDYCAR row. Course next season and. If you talk me into it I might be able to might be willing to do fight the indy five hundred. He's now talking about racing twelve to thirteen indycar races. Next year he might as well just race the damn ovals and call it a season. Yeah. Good for him I. Guess I he wants to stay into racing. He's just doesn't want to stay in NASCAR. Yeah. I I can't blame them. It's a lot less racist lot. Let races it's a new experience. The races are I enlarged shorter so and and the just in case anybody who's kind of wondering why wouldn't you want because there are only like four or five maybe Max Oval races I think there's only like four outside of of the indy five hundred but don't quote me on that. The reason that he will want to essentially be a fulltime driver but not racy ovals is because chance of dying at those levels is Jain arms so It's better now that they have the Halos on the cars but still. It's super fast and super dangerous in those cars and we've seen some really bad wreck. So I think that's why he doesn't want to do that. I think the wife you put the foot down there was like, no, no, no, no no, you're not doing those. exactly not. We've ever done that. It will be interesting though if he. If he trained really hard which we know he has been. And then ran just the just the road course races and maybe the indy five hundred and scored and a points finish top two or three in the championship that would be incredible. It would be held with thing. Yeah. Don't know he'll do it but hey, good for him if he does. So, what's up next Oh yeah. They're doing after Daytona the after Dover Stan, they're doing another next gen car test and this is interesting because I thought they were Kinda shelving the whole test program for it but apparently you know Coming back crown around the vans coughing on each other you might as well have a damn test to so customers. They can't have. They can't practice. For Dover weekend or qualified, but they can run a two day test after the fact with the Nexgen car. Right. So What he do I am I'm at the point now where it's just like, let's get this next Gen car ready to go I know we'll see who's in WHO's out. Let's face it pretty much. You know I don't WanNa, say single handedly but it was one of the major factors in destroying Levine family racing because because they work in rolling out next year so they weren't gonna be able to save that money. Exactly. So I agree with you I think that they should just get damn cars on track and then okay. I love this next story because it really encompasses like. Every stereotype. In Nascar. My car my car. Had A in in a huge twist of irony as well. Mike Harmon had his car that WHO's at the drives at one Whether Yeah had his car. and. The trailer was in stolen from the cracker barrel parking lot somewhere in Georgia. If there was a hillbilly headline. I know, right. This would be it. Later, Jones people I be CACTUS, and they'll go into old school with truck and trailer is yeah. Yeah it really is it is. It. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy employees. The Hayek's Seattle totally but people accused NASCAR drivers nowadays be oh Mr Fancy people now not still crack barrel just like the rest of us. Yeah Yeah well I mean it is good. Food man the grits are fantastic. They are they are. But apparently still no leads them really still working leads. How do you not find a cup car? is seeing the friction car. How do you not find it damn trailer like that unless they're scattered all over Georgia big logo up trailer frigging Cup car no one. Thing yeah it was kind of I. Guess it was the blank featherless dark colored one. Yeah. I. Thought There were a couple of stickers on this but maybe they weren't. But inside I keep saying carbon and actual like xfinity series car inside and nobody's been able to see this nobody's been able to find it outside of the security cameras from the cracker barrel there's not much leads they said Oh my gosh. However, he will be running this weekend because teams are sending in their stuff to help them ride for the weekend. Do you think Jennifer Jo Cobs? Team is part of that WHO's the stay? Rick. Ware Johnny Davis Jess Room our senator stuff re- where provided a truck and haller Davis Shipton tire gas can carswell room contributed fuel cells driver seat. So essentially. You're going to be sitting on pit road with all that stuff but no. Nothing to take. No engine no the wheels or anything like that. So. In in the trailer, itself was one of the team six race cars pit box team radio in tools. Cost of the stolen property four hundred thousand. Really. Wow. Geez, it's probably like probably seventy five thousand for the truck that was hauling it. Yeah and then the the race car itself probably one, twenty, five. So you're up to two, hundred their. Radios and stuff pit box in the tools are probably gonna be expensive shit too. Yeah it's I but the problem is I mean, yeah, it's worth a lot of money, but it's not like anybody could get a whole lot for because we're walking. Yeah you could. You could probably fence the truck or fence the trailer, but should not like you're going to be able to sell A. Race. Card. If somebody without them, knowing that there may be something up here. I don't know if you're looking for if you find this person on the Internet with a car that selling cheap. And you WANNA go race in you're not. GonNa. Ask questions I guess maybe not. Maybe not. Um, what else do we got here? Oh. Okay. So this was The big week for people to introduce their Darlington throwback scheme. So right? Yeah, and that's far more interesting than pretty much anything we've talked about so far. Let's dive into these. How the hell did we go an hour doing that? None interesting forty, seven minutes but but yeah, yeah, we've talked about this really interesting credit we start with this. We should have this. We buried the lead we definitely damned it. So let's go through some Brad. Keselowski. Doing a tribute to his own two, thousand and ten car was two, thousand ten was that'd be xfinity. XFINITY car, but it's the same discount tire direct. He's doing a discount tire paint scheme when he already runs at this countires paint scheme like five or six races a season lazy. I think that's Poop to and then Jimmy Johnson. Tribute car to both Dale earnhardt senior. and Richard Petty. How do you do that? We've got to go online and see it if you haven't seen it yet because the bottom half of the car. Black and silver intimidator. Top half of the car. Blue and red Richard Petty does it sound weird? Yes. Does it look weird? Yeah. Creative is hell. I. Think it's pretty awesome. No you I like it a lot I like it a lot and it's the perfect thing to kind of give a nod to the to the other seven times Hams not over the top nothing to gaudy bright not like a half and half car like they tried before. Yeah. It's a real good look and like it I think I think it. It goes over really well more it goes over and then I think the the other Hendrick team teammates yes good and their rights as well. Yeah. They just announced that one today before we did the show Chase Elliott William Byron Alex Bowman. All three are gonNA run tributes to past Jimmy Johnson. Championships and I. think that's Super Cool. A of Hendrick to do that be all the drivers kind of be united in that and see the crazy part about about it is that they have three drivers suing tributes to Jimmy Johnson Championships, and they're still missing for Jimmy Johnson Championships. It's amazing. It's amazing how that works isn't it and also thank you to everybody evolved. For Having Chase Elliott William Byron and Alex Bowman the tribute to Jimmy Johnson. But Jimmy Johnson not do a tribute to Jimmy Johnson right that would have been seltzer that wouldn't been like, Oh, I don't know Brad Keselowski just running a paint scheme in calling it a tribute. Yeah EXAC. Kevin. Hart. Kevin Harvick is doing a Bush same love it do you like it's trying to cannot to an old car. I thought it was attributed car they. It was there. Bush can design from nineteen, ninety seven. He'll love it. It's just looks like a regular. Bush car to me. Yeah I know it looks fantastic retro throwback to the CAN Yeah I don't know. I. Think it's good. It's much better than the ones he has. Now it's Nice Little Hill props in the mountains are I of can I guess? I kind of candidate I don't know. Where we're our opinions are split on his Kennel easy their. Austin. This. Is Very interesting when Austin Dillon is doing junior. Johnson tribute. The car, is, all. White. red numbers read letters on the side. for me I like the tribute to junior. Johnson thing. That's really good. I like that the car actually looks somewhat like the original car but the sometimes sometimes with these throwback paint schemes to like the sixties. They Kinda Overdo it with the letters on the hood and I think they kind of overdid it on this one just a little bit with the letters on the hood. Slow. Bit. Weird. So, but I mean generally I like the idea behind it. what do you think Tyler read a car it's not bad I dig. Are they messed up by the way? Sarah releases a tolerated car and they said, Hey, it's a tribute to jeopardize nineteen ninety-five Ray Bustos worke of the year scheme not rebel I mean I suppose it was reba circular but it was the Ray Bustos car and it was the rookie of the year. oh. Oh, sorry. They said was nineteen ninety four in the tweet. Then I'm looking at this car I'm like sat right let me get let me Google the car and the car is different in the ninety four car and then it was like I think it's I think it's later than that. It was it was nineteen ninety-five. So it's nine, ninety, five I like it because it looks very similar to the real one. It's guide. It's a weird paint came to begin with like splash of yellow behind the number. It is kind of weird. I Desire The pestis though yeah I I like it. I think that one loops between that one and the Austin Dillon, when I the tyler radical in a little bit better. Yeah I think. So is it like kind of a shameless like nod to NBC? Maybe major artists? Sure is but just to get some extra screen time. At that point who cares yeah. Josh bookie with his Tommy Baldwin throwback tell me when senior right I can't remember anthem own sewer. So all yellow, basically all yo yellow everything with like some red script and read number on the side compared to the original car like it captures the essence of it. So that's cool and it's like it's kind of a Kind of a unique and different throwback. So I kinda dig it It does remind me of Jasper engines back in the day to especially since her number seven. Man No. I like it a lot. It looks good though the the Tommy Baldwin the Tommy Baldwin consistent tributes, kind of self serving I think a little bit. Yeah. But but at least they didn't okay job with it. and then you've got Ryan Newman. Ryan. Newman is doing Oscar. Mayer again. Remember they rolled that out those when they started that partnership was last year. The Oscar Mayer car, and so it's awesome our logo. But then what they did is they did a tribute to his nineteen ninety nine Usak paint scheme, which was basically a white car with blue and orange Connah's stripes night even right down the middle kind of like around the sides like old school sneaker style, and so they're doing that on the car. So the car is orange blue and white. And then it just has Oscar, Mayer logos all over it. I guess it's okay but it falls into that very gray area for me because it's a tribute to one's self and I don't read cars editor tributes to yourself like it's supposed to be about picking some cool paint scheme from some other driver back in the day not say I mean might might as well just paint me on the hood. Why not? At, this point who cared then there's only so many paint schemes you can view now there are there are tons of paint skiing only so many paint schemes. There's a bunch of crap they could do. No. No, there's only so many paints. A second. the the net zero net zero will be a good paint scheme. For the zero car CONCEICO car. Okay. The CONCEICO car would be nice for the fourteen. SECO branded car can conceico car would be cool. But it has nothing to do with Tony Stewart or Kevin Harvick's so they're not going to run it that makes it even better when it doesn't have anything to do with them. L. N. and then Daniel source speaking of tributes to oneself. Suarez is running an era scheme so I find hilarious. People probably forgot airs out of the sport. I Yeah I know right they were supposed to have gone over with him to that car and they didn't do it. Now, because they knew better and they just bailed so they're coming back for one race celebrating his two thousand Sixteen xfinity championship car at least I will make sense because it's an it's a xfinity championship car. I guess it's still a tribute to oneself though. So it still you know. Like I don't think Suarez has the credential outside of that championship to do that. I know I agree with you. Yeah. No I. think that they still need to sit in the corner think about what they've done in Jimmy could've totally pulled that off I would have been fine with it. Yeah. Totally. Johnson does that pull it off fine. Kyle. Busch doesn't eminem scheme that looks like his old lows scheme fine with it do it. Daniel Suarez. Paul Menard no way. What are you doing? Why are we wise Bryant bleeding pulmonary America. I know right they should. Four. Four other people to do the other for Johnson Championship cars. I said they should get four other people in addition to the three hundred drivers till I. Seventy. Chevy. Doubt. They're they're willing to. That's true. That's true. Now. All right. So there it is. We've done it. I guess we gotTa Talk About the race now don't we? Dove there So we've got to racists by the teams are going to be allowed this weekend to modify their right side window to put a big scoop in to allow more air because apparently drivers where like fallen out at at Daytona because it was so frigging hot and let's face it over may not be quite as hot as Daytona, but it's GONNA be every frigging bid is humid close to the Atlantic Ocean yeah can be so totally humid. so. Do we know how many cars are going to be in this whole cody four. Wow. Not, bad FOTI for FOTI. All right. There we go. Then So with that being said the the only thing we have left to do before the picks is the only good thing on NASCAR DOT com which currently ruined and then Kinda me it. Okay. Again, the paint scheme preview and we've got we've got some schemes talk about. At this double header, there are a couple of them. So what do you like man? What don't you like starting from the bottom now we're her her US Stephan Parsons, the number ninety, nine, Rich Mar Flores it looks very reminiscent. Of the Buckshot Jones car. Fresh car hidden down there. Right with Aqua sierras another one you can do a tribute to the aqua fresh card. Have Them. That didn't they did that couple years ago that. Where's the? geeked up over because it was a Buckshot Jones car I think it was I think it was the double zero team as well. Oh man are. So which one are we doing here of the? Their own. Nice all the way down. So there's that one. Another another cool scheme from xfinity. He's the number seven, the the future farmers of America car for just an AL geyer pre bad ask blue and yellow scheme with a frigging owl on top of a Ho. Wait wait what? Is that a Ho? Oh Okay, yeah I. Yeah Yeah Yeah Because I for a second I thought maybe we weren't gonna be able to let the kids watch. Right exactly. The bubble walls Carlos Cool for Columbia, their first one that's only on Sunday Sunday Sunday. CF of the week it's not. It's not a JT car really it's John Hunter Nemechek and the acme supermarkets. With minute rice. Nudges. Speedy cash mystic all detergent, and that's Swiss water that has an e in it. Got The Swiss Star on Swiss. I think is on there is that what's up fire alarm thing? That's his usual sponsor. Oh. Oh Yeah. Yeah. I think he Mr Maher Mar is the up there. On. The Sunday Number Twenty Eric Jones because it's got potato salad on the quarter panel Isis shut up potato sally. You obviously skip the menards cards curse. By the way you obviously was obviously oversight on your part. Yeah Cheyenne oversight. The thirteen car looking great for both days you can see the slight change in their. It's it's it's kind of very much like the like the. Ryan Blaney car it's like I the. Brian The car side of the twenty one, the ball, the Manar menards car with with the yeah. Ty and he runs the same thing every week and he has the same car twice and we're just like special just put it in there. Again thrown buyer what are you got? Oh man there's so many that are like this weekend speaking of conceico car, double, Zero Quinn huff car very close just a green roof. Yep. Screen looks like a skull bandit car. Seco was green on Green Yeah and it was like that kind of day. Glo. Green bringing in. First off that's a racial slur and I apologize. What Wilson said. It's Italian Americaine Green. Dayglo though you can't own said take low. But what is day go? Low Green do team Rubicon mountain dew number nine car. Digital Camera. Oh Yeah. You're not even going to be able to see it. That's how he's GonNa win you won't even be able to see him go by you looks like minecraft enemy it does look like a mind car really does what else do we have The interstate batteries car is pretty cool because also liked that green but he's not camouflage so he won't be. You'll see him the lightning. Yeah. He's got laid them bolts coming out of it There was another one down here that I agree with you on the forty three car t to ninety, six, nine, six cars, but we talked about that one already. There was. The. Other one fakers really like unusual looking I can't wait to see that Kono that reminds me of it reminds me of the old navy truck. In the Yeah Regal two thousands, I want to say up Yep when Navy sponsored the number fifty truck. Kind of looks like that just with the crest on the side of it, and the color is kind of the in bed behind it. And and I can't believe by the way that you didn't mention. The Rothschild car the number ten be a Moose Dot Org just because it tells you to be a Moose on the side of the car I. Think it's Bossie. Oh. Yeah don't tell me I don't understand what the Moose lodges and do I have no drink they drink i. think is what they do is that is that it? Yeah, I mean that's what I would do. I WanNa make sure because I see all these coladas and like eagles clubs and the RUSSA's yeah. There's a there's a don't don't get what they do be a movement come on Moose. No. And then by the by the way, the last one and I like all the way down the bottom Spencer Boyd Number Twenty truck it's a florist man come on you gotta give me props the same floors to the ninety nine because that's the rich mar florist always. Answering. Oh I see it is the same paint schemes are so different that I didn't put together there but yeah, I mean, come on the floor if you're gonNA put a floor on the car I. think that's I. think that's that's bowl has a bold moves right there we'll gotten. Pays off data right so picks time did I or did I not get pick take chase Elliott last week? Did I picked you pick through winner I picked marsh tricks finish the repair record. Yeah. Yeah. It's about the Tom. I. Get one right. Spam about all I've gotten rate Got This I. Bet to Davison finished thirtieth. So they go without. had a very slim margin of error too. So I went way too high on that one I shot for the chef of the hills and did not go well, if it would have been a more traditional recourse race and I think you probably would have had a much better shot because they're just was there wasn't a carnage Oregon. Guys running then each other for the person who's been on a road course before to work his way through type thing, Boris said it. I'm alright. So man. To racists. You can go first on the first race. The Malayan will loop it background and do the second one. You know what I rarely do this I rarely do this. Are you taking when taking Kevin Harvick to win both? No But I'm doubling down on last week's I'M GONNA take mark sure x for the first race. Alright already some success here. STUMM. Well, hometown to. Me All right and then yet is. My GonNa take in this one. Give Army. Give me to. ooh You I'll take this one. Kid's laskey. GimMe break his ask in this one. Because he has to justify his boring paints exactly. Exactly. All right and who do you got four? All right. So Second one. I don't know if there's actually going to happen or not. But it's probably the last time ever going to pick him for anything. So in in a bold move to make the playoffs. Jimmy Jimmy Johnson in the second racing Yep Yep comes through somehow some way makes it happen everybody goes bonkers. All Right I'm picking the story more than I'm picking him in this one I the go go go again. That's going to pin like. Kevin. Harvick layup take Kevin Harvick. Them both you should taken him in both man I should have but I didn't WANNA be greedy. Hope probably wouldn't both. All right. So if you WANNA find do side bet on even if we have. To Racist so we're picking to. So. If you WANNA find out who wins the race who wins the bet who wins aside bet that doesn't exist and whether either of the races were any good and worth watching well. 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In The Draft Show - Sonoma Pre-Race, DW's last Race

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk

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In The Draft Show - Sonoma Pre-Race, DW's last Race

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Studio of the Dakotas version, two point zero it is when Mr. Scotty was what's going on there? Well as they're hearing, this Thursday or Friday, probably Thursday. Why not? Okay. Well, I am en route or in Vancouver right now. That's right, for the for the big face off hockey show and each L draft program. Exactly the NHL draft sponsored by face off hockey show. Yep. We've gotten too big for our. Hey. Do you have? I'm actually working for university of North Dakota so this weekend. But, but well there be a face off episode. You know, it's funny we don't know. Okay. We actually talked that we talked about it because I just finished taping that show before coming on with you, and we talked about putting literally putting on our patriotic. I and then when we don't feel like doing a show during the summer, we throw that on as a just the dump show now. Whether you got so we're thinking with both our heads though. The, the weird part is this episode of this is like, kind of like the backwards episode the show. We're doing it this, this wrong day. We're not doing it the same that we normally do. And then I just went to adjust your level on the mixer and you're coming up on a completely different spot on the mixer than you used to really. And I don't know why that's kinda bizarre. And I'm a little nervous. Nobody's gonna hear you. You know, it's fine. No, I, I much I can see it. So we're good. We're, we're okay. Well, that's good. I don't understand what a done here. I don't understand how that's happened done done it again, I guess, so now, now you're now you're really loud. Okay. Good. What the hell's going on? I, I have no clue I it is all the, like the, the attempt the desperate attempt by FOX and Darrell Waltrip to sabotage this show. So we don't talk about the fact that it's TWA's last program ever. I know the celebration, we can't, we can't contain ourselves knowing they know that. So here we are. So we are going to talk about that on the show today. It is a different day than we normally do the show because Scotty does have to go to the big NHL draft. But we've got some stuff to talk about obviously sonoma's this weekend. We're going to talk about that we're going to talk about the fact that it is DWI final FOX broadcasts that we know of then we've got all of this drama talk about from the frigging truck race last week. Thank Kim, can I just say, thank you to the truck series for, for finally giving us something to talk about this year. That's interesting this week this week or or this year. You know, when, when you said that I'm like, wait. No, no. Nope. He's right. Pretty much the entire year because all we've had the talk about is, is ridiculous rule package. And all of nascar's grandiose claims is going to save the sport. It's going to be the best thing ever. And then it's just been the same racing as usual. And instead, the truck series finally gets to take center stage now there on Sunday, but it was a Saturday race. And boy. Reality today, find a way to make things wild not necessarily in the best way though. So for the first time never under this latest iteration of the ever changing NASCAR roles. We had driver win the race Ross Chastain who we just talked about a couple of weeks ago because he was declaring for the truck series dumping all of his other series that it was running in and saying, I'm going to go for the truck series points even though I'm starting late in the season. Goes out there wins his first truck race after declaring and then shortly after the race he gets disqualified literally minutes after the race gets disqualified and NASCAR warned everybody. They said they were going to do this, that they were going to inspect the car immediately afterwards within like an hour or whatever you were gonna know do we have a winner one hundred percent. It's confirmed or we don't because they failed up until this point. None of those series has anybody you know failed in spec. Action while apparently I can't remember front left front. Right. But one corner of the truck was way too low and NASCAR said it wasn't like a little tiny bit low, but it was like blatantly, like in the red low and they took the wind way from him. Give the Brett Moffitt. Instead Brett Moffitt, who is on his way to fly out literally got called by his crew chief in order to come back and make sure he got the trophy and have celebrate beers rather than depression beers. Yeah. Kim, do you believe that I mean, and then, of course, just like we talked about when they introduced this rule the first thing we said, was okay now instead of it. I mean, what's the difference because now instead of finding out Tuesday that somebody has an encumbered win now instead we're going to have a, you know, some sort of appeal fight in until Tuesday to find out who the real winner of the racist. So you're just exchanging one for the other basically, it's the same thing, just different order. And that's exactly what happened the. Appealed and we had to wait a couple of days. And we found out that I guess what they, they upheld it. And he was he was disqualified. Yeah. And then yet it was happened today, Wednesday there was appeals, at Wednesday upheld all his championship points, which he won both stages to. So he had a ton of points and he's finished thirty seconds. As a result. And I'm okay with it. I mean, even though I thought it was, I think we both thought it was very positive thing for both Ross Chastain in the truck series that he was going to go after that championship. And for him to go out there and win right away. That means that he had a legitimate shot of doing it. But, but I'm okay with the rules of the way that they are that if winner gets caught cheating, there is a chance that they could get the race win taken away from them. However, I would say that with the appeal process and everything it's, it's, it's not again, it's one of those instances where NASCAR introduced something. Like, okay, the reason we're doing this is because we want you to know when you leave the track who the winner is. But guess what we really didn't. No was we saw the way for the appeal. Yeah. It's kind of weird. It's kind of weird situation how they do that. And how it all got together, and you did the burn. He got the trophy got the Cecchi the fifty grand for women. You know, the triple truck challenge race. He he was holding watermelon in, in the victory lane. And he had to give it all back, man. That's crazy, set the watermelon that was hit and you got he brought that himself. I don't know. I mean, I guess that kind of okay with it, but it doesn't make it not weird. It's still a weird thing to have happened. I'd say it's a very bizarre moment because this is not something we've seen since I believe ninety seven. Yeah, it was nineteen Ninety-seven Mike Skinner had a wind taken away from him. They appealed and it was overturned. So we got the win back now apparently for some reason he didn't get the money for the win. But he got to get the you got to keep the trophy right in for Mike Skinner, that's all the probably really mattered at that point. But before that it was nineteen seventy was the last time, I think, sixty or seventy I can't remember it was a long time ago might have been nineteen sixty the last time that they disqualified the winner of a race and, you know, points and go home, you know, without any supper or desert interesting. Yeah. So, so then the gives us a Brett Moffitt has to give this awkward interview in them. We're all confused, right? When the really weird part about it is. Is that now you've got a Ross Chastain who now it's not going to say that he won this race. It's I'm going to be like the old days in the old days this would have happened. He would have kept the Mark in the wing column. Right. But he just wanted to gotten the benefits of it in terms of the playoffs our Joey Logano. But the weird part about it is that Ross Chastain we all know has won two races this year, but he may not be in the playoffs. Interesting. It's weird how that happens that will be an unofficial record because obviously you didn't officially win the race. But I mean we watched him take the checkered flag do the burn out and celebrating victory lane twice. And as of right now at this moment, he is not in the playoffs at all. Like at all not even top sixteen. Yeah. You know what I almost think that you have to retrograde if this side to, to, to get get it on points or get in the truck series points, like you have to allow them to retrograde that, and I think that, that's a silly mood just having him start from zero 'cause he did run every single race. So it's not like you know. Yeah. And that's the thing is the the playoff rule is that you either need to be, you know, the top whatever implants, I think I said sixteen by this tool for the truck series, so you have to be in that top group appoints or have a win and have attempted to start all the races. Well, he declares right? And I would be okay with them not giving him the point saying. Okay. Well, you don't get the points because you hadn't declared at that point. But it does you're right. It does seem odd. Like if you make it to the end of the season, you know, this guys wanted the best in the series. Maybe he doesn't win another race. But maybe finish his top five and all the other races. You know that he is a good enough driver that he deserves to be in the playoffs. Why can't they then go back and say, all right? Well, you did win a race row. I'll give you the points for it to can't win the regular season title because of this, however you wanna race you attempted them all you hadn't declared for another series. Or maybe I don't know if you deliver extent of the or not, I don't think he had he did. But at the same time, he's still Reynold. It's not like you wanna raise and said, no now I'm going to do it. Yeah. Exactly satisfied all of their requirements. He started every single race or attempted. Every single race actually started them all, and he has a win. So I would think that, you know, there would be able to bend the rules out hell if they can put Jeff Gordon into the playoffs when there wasn't a spot for Jeff, Gordon. Then why not? And there was a reason, reasonable Jeff Gordon in the playoffs. I mean. Well, it's like Tony Stewart right at the Tony Stewart of the Kyle Busch thing you give the win and then they have to raise the points to get to that point thing you know what I mean. Yeah. Like the threshold the threshold and maybe they should do the same. Yeah. They do something for him. You know he makes these in. Yeah. Why not done only thirty five or whatever it was? I don't know. We wouldn't have this discussion if they did, so, so and then that wasn't the only fun stuff before this happened. Yeah, solder, man. What did you think of that? And for anybody who doesn't know I guess, Johnny solder and Austin hill got into a little bit of a dust up on track during the race. And then the caution comes out and saw solder kinda took took matters into his own hands there. Yeah. I mean it's one of those things where I think, Austin hill, kind of got in contact with Jani solder. And the next thing you know, here comes Johnny solder, just rambling them and just running into completely completely on purpose and just runs a mop, and just destroys his car pretty much. So I it was it was a weird situation. It was one of those funds situations though, because you don't see this often the NASCAR. But you know I it's one of those the the Saturday night. Dirt track kind of things you recommend car now get a wreck your car. Yeah. Maybe Johnny solder when a little too crazy by just completely putting them out because it looked it looked. Harmless? What, what Austin hill did it didn't look completely malicious. Just one of those racing deals and then Johnny solder, just predatory rates for them. And then runs about yeah. That was kind of I think that's what NASCAR really got. So it looks like Austin hill went too deep into a corner and just bump solder in the quarterback. That's racin a young kid going against Johnny solder who's been there for years. And then yeah, we'll get to deepen hits them. And so here's what NAS car did a NASCAR parked him at that point, you don't get the unit. Get the race anymore handed up finishing twenty seventh in that race far member correctly, so finishes twat, let me double check that. Yes, twenty-seventh. He finished in that race. So now he also after the fact is told by NASCAR you know what you're going to sit for gateway to so it's affecting a two race penalty. That's pretty steep. When you think about it, you wreck someone on purpose. You sit for two races. However, we saw this is very there's so much difference here between what he did. And then the Matt Kansas situation wrecking, joy llegado, except for the fact that Matt Kenseth did it in the playoffs. So you know he only got one get one race race. Can't remember raises? Yeah. So actively it was half the you know, kind of half the penalty, but he got set for I will too. So it's kind of a tourist penalty, but I would argue that it's not actually a penalty at all. Go on because Johnny solder one at Dover. So what is this race mean you know, unless unless being suspended now said means that you did not attempt to run every single race. And because of that now you're not eligible for the playoffs in with them. Not gonna do that. They're not gonna do not Johnny solder and the guys at champion in the series. Yeah. No. He's finished top five for the last one two three four five six years, including when championship in the second couple of years ago. So he's going to get the race. And if he's going to get the race in the you know, in the playoffs them he doesn't give rat's ass about gateway in all honesty. No. And that's and the fact that they say he's still going to be eligible for the playoffs like okay well then with the point. Yeah. Take the win away from him retroactively. Take the win away from him. That's how you get him. Yeah. You know or. You know this would be a hard line for NASCAR. I mean married, they already played the hardline once with Ross Chastain where like these are the rules, and guess what? You know, you're going to have to start all over again and try to win. But with, with solder they could if they wanted to, they could make a huge, huge statement by saying, you know what you are not able to attempt gateway because we're not gonna let you that means. You are now in eligible for the playoffs and guess what people wouldn't do that crap ever again because you can't hide behind that win anymore and that's exactly what he can do. He can hide behind that win. He go out there, and he'd go out there in Chicago land, like seven months from now could. He could go out there, Chicago. And do the whole damn thing again. You can just run Austin Dillon off track into suspended for a couple more races. Still the mean anything because he can hide behind that one win. Yep. Yep. That's the weird thing. No dubbing said, I don't think that he should be kicked out of the playoffs necessarily and at the same time, I think he, I think NASCAR did the right thing. Is your as I think they had to is blatant. It was blatant and a safety issue there. I mean, under caution you're not expecting anybody to even be racing. You're close to you. And so you've relaxed now and then somebody just plows into you. I mean there's not a good situation. The only thing I can think of that will be worse than that would be trying to do crap like that on pit road. When people are on pit road to restore, you know, that's the only worse. Exactly. So, so there would truck truck series doing great more people should watch it so this weekend. Oh man. It's sonoma's. Now. I'm Kois Noma. I like to know Mino lot of people don't like snowmobiles road course although row courses nowadays have a much better reputation than they used to. And I think it's because there's not a lot of hired gun and I-. Yup. You're, I think you're exactly right. I think it's because and credited the drivers here they've all taken those road courses I hell of a lot more seriously than they used to. And because of that, you know, we've got we've got that situation you just talked about where we don't have all the, the Ron fellows coming in. And the Boris says, although I would love to see Borsa by the way, and he wouldn't. Yeah, I would totally like to see him in the he's the exception to the rule. But you don't see, like these people with names, you've never heard of coming in and having them be the ones that everybody's looking at talking about now. I mean legit. Adamantly. We were just talking about this before we went on the show, Martin tricks junior, Kevin. Harvey goes our last two winters in sonoma's. So I mean there's obviously better competition between the regular drivers drivers at other people's favorites. So people are little bit more into the road courses now, especially after the rose vol- trademark him about me. And you. And yeah, you have to, and you just need to get outside of the rural trademark you have to get an actual road course in their fake road, going xactly. But the reason I bring it up because we're going to talk about the race in a little bit here after I make sure there's Nelson needed to talk about. But we definitely I have to talk about the fact that this is Darrell Waltrip final FOX broadcast in the booth that we know of. What do you think? Couple years, too late. I know. Right. Couple once Jeff Gordon came in. They should have replaced DWI. Yeah. But yeah, I'll say this. I'll say that Darrell Waltrip definitely has added to the or he did add to the appeal of the sport. He was a guy who was especially at the beginning of, of his NASCAR tenure in the booth was he kind of embodied that good old boy spirit that still appealed to a lot of fans. And because of that it helped draw them in and keep them for a while. But like everything else, we've had this before, on the show like everything else. I mean FOX just tries to hard. And so, you know they tell the w o oh boy. You said boogie once and, and everybody thought that was pretty funny are pretty cool. All right. Now, we have to put it on t shirts say it every shift to say like every five minutes and you have to sign autographs cartoons out of it. Yeah. Hey, we're going to do cartoons. And then the frigging digger thing and they just they bash you over the head with it and poorly, w maybe through no fault of his own progressively became more of a caricature of that personality as opposed to who he really, I'm sure is in real life. Yeah. And I think he like, that's, that's the directors telling them. Hey, this is what people want then them, actually not knowing what people want totally. And, and I think we can both emit that that has happened with Michael Waltrip is well. Oh, sure. Yeah, absolutely. I mean Mike is not that bad chick crazy. He's pretty bad shit crazy. But he's not that bad chick crazy. But they told him to amp it up. So he went from this guy who was, like super lay back and super casual and would poke fun at stuff and himself at times made him a lot of fun. And they're like, I do that times, twenty and that's we told you w they're like, be d-w times twenty and that's where Rutledge would be Rutledge wood, but on FOX, exactly. And that's where it all went sideways, just too much like just throttle back. But they wouldn't ever say are H go back to being yourself. And so I don't blame the w nearly as much as I do FOX for, you know, the, the madness that happens during a race typically. Yeah. And he's fallen off a lot with these new drivers and kind of stuck in his old ways. And like you said a caricature, but I mean the biggest thing now is, is who's going to take over for them? Yeah. Yeah. And who's going to take over for my because my Joyce should be put on me and I think it's going to be Adam Alexander who does a truck series he doesn't find job. He knows a let people go in there spots. He's not sanctimonious like Mike joyous now. So there's that I mean obviously my favorite is best week. I also lovely dippy but a note they're not going to have lead if he'd do it because they can't have a guy who sounds Australian doing NASCAR. I get it whatever I also, he's also NBC's proper. Yeah, that's true, but still, but I agree with you. Now with Adam Alexander, you know, a couple of weeks ago in Michigan. He was doing the pre-race. I was like to so much better man. He's good. He's really good at it. Now, I'm Dan with that. Adam alexander. Yeah, I think yeah. I think he's the wave of the future. Yeah. This would be a good time to do it. Don't you think like not to be like, get it should've it should've happened? When when Gordon went in there in all honesty. Right. So do you think that they should because for me, it would be just fine with Adam Alexander Jeff, Gordon and you're done. But do you think they're going to have a third person up there? I think they're probably gonna try and find it there person to go up there, you almost have to find an old, a newly retired or newly finished crew chief, you can't have a to driver to amick. You have to have the crew chief dynamic, you have to have the driver dynamic, and you have to have the, the plane guy. I mean, there's too many cooks in the kitchen in general because they just go back to the studio. And I didn't even know Bobby Labonte was in the telecast, we know Bobby Vanni, and who who's. Okay. Jamie mcmurray. Who's okay? He's just pretty. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. He's like, kind of like a he's Calica cold trickle like you. It's like it's like they put cold trickle on the on the show, just what blonde hair. But. I don't think I don't think either of those guys. I don't think either of those guys I, I think they're fine in the studio. I think they're okay in the studio, although I wish they would all I wish every single one of them every single one of them would stop saying, oh, oh, learn mcreynolds went on Wikipedia for five six. That's Lert mcnugget get it. Because it sounds like McDonald's. Jeez. Seriously? Dude that, that to me, it's like it's like fingernails on Trump. What it is. Boogie boogie. But they say it every five minutes. Yeah. Pretty is I've even heard him say on frigging siriusxm. When they have him on as like a guest, hold. That's what you're classically mcnuggets. Jesus. Larry mcnuggets is the worst value menu meal ever. Know right. The terrible but I mean it's. Yeah. Unique. There needs to be less people thirty needs to be less people think so. I think so, man, 'cause the when you look back on it the best, the best kind of thing was, like gold and Benny Parsons, or Eli gold Ned Jarrett. And that was it just a guy who calls the race. And a guy who's been in a race today. We're done and I mean it reporter seriously. Who are they gonna find that has more experience in Jeff Gordon right now? Yeah. He's obviously who who has who has the name recognition is Jeff. Well, let's put it that way. Yeah. Because box really doesn't care how he is. He's got the name recognition. Obviously you see that with NBC when it comes to Joe junior because they haven't utilized him for shit. Yeah. The only other thing, the only other thing that I think would make any kind of sense would be if Kevin Harvick was going to retire where you put Harvick up there. Okay. I like Harpic interesting. He's good. He does good analysis. But I think it's just too early for him is not time for Kevin Harvick to retire yet. Yeah. Absolutely. He's still got even though this year, like kind of not so great. But just in terms of wins, that's it. I mean he's performance has been okay. But that entire team has been wonky this year. Yeah, they haven't been great like it's been odd how Kevin harvick's the least believe successful out of everyone at Stewart Haas is a little strange or feels that way. At least. But yeah, I, I don't personally. I'll be fine. I'll be fine with two people in the booth as long as one of those people like joy. Yep. Brother. It might out of their twenty twenty I, I like your ideologist Adam Alexander and Jeff Gordon. And then, and then take I don't understand. I mean I get it. The reason they're not doing this is because we're trying to save money, but have instead of around table of fifteen people back at the goddamn studio, even though they do have the cool graphics, just put two people to more people in the field and some sort of broadcast center. And that's it. Yeah. Again, that's all you get. I mean, just have just have a LA Bosnnian, and Jamie MAC. To just didn't together. They make one person. Yeah. Exactly. What's Parker click Armond doing? Is he doing? He does. He's, he's NBC. Yeah. Yeah. But that's all I would do. They Italy interesting to see if they announce anybody, I think that if they do go back to three person booth that there's a decent chance, it would be Larry mcreynolds up there with them. I don't know if that's the right move. Larry amac has tons of knowledge. I, I mean he is one of my favorite parts of the broadcast when they give him the opportunity to really talk about the cars, but I agree with you. I think they need somebody who as sounds younger and B is a more recent crew chief that's more in tune with the rules nowadays. Yeah. You have to have someone. That's that's been in this whole thing who can understand the confusing garbage that is they change to the everything ratio of the car. Yeah. Like a modern day. NBA Petri type of. Yeah. You know that kind of person bizarre. So knowing sir anything else that we need to talk about four, we will go into the race or you talked about the, the track being different for cinema. No, let's talk about that. Okay. So this year at cinema, thanks to part of the buzz over the RAV all trademark. There was a lot of pressure from all sides to go back to the entire carousel section at a snowman they're going to do it. So this first race but the entire carousel. It's great for two reasons. Number one, elevation change. It goes the little boot section goes downhill. And then it turned makes a hard couple of hard left turns and goes right back up hill to meet the track where they used to pick up before. That's number one. The number two thing is it makes each lap longer, which is great because that is automatically going to change your pit strategy. And your fuel strategy. So it's not gonna be the same old, same old. It's going to force the teams and the crew chiefs come up with a little bit different approach to the race. And then, number three, the section of it's taking out. It's just a simple kind of dogleg right hander into a short shoot and that's boring where now it's going to be replaced with one two three basically for four turns. So you're adding a heck of a lot more for the drivers to consider and more challenge for the drivers during the race. So I like it all the way around I some since nineteen ninety eight that they'll be wearing the carousel section. So, yeah, it's going to be a fun time. It's going to be different just like every car. The cars are going to be different just from last week to this weekend. Probably next week it's going to be different totally. They're going to have three wheels in this race. I believe amazing trike. I like it two point five two miles the tracks going to be with extended section. Think about that with fuel mileage, man, you make a mistake. Aac and you'll come in the pit when you're supposed to now you've got two and a half miles before you can do it again. So big difference, it big deal. And, and that's just ahead of the hairpin turn to. So you gotta be decisive. Yeah. You know, before it was it was. And this is part of what's going to make it interesting. You had that had the dog leg and people would fly through there. And you know, get all outside of the limits of the track. And then they break hard down to that hard right hand which go into the SS and was critical critical to get a good line through that corner into the SS because you can lose so much time through there and now they're going to have a hairpin into the S's, so it's going to make it even more critical plus is a great, great passing zone, because there is now a short shoot up to the hairpin guys are gonna have to get on the brakes, hard and anytime you have to get on the brakes that creates opportunities to pass. And when you have to slow down as much as they're going to have to slow down for that hairpin going into the S's, it's going to create a lot more. Opportunity for these drivers to make a bold move make daring mood that move. There will be action in that corner. I guarantee you that it's going to be new new turn number seven. So look out for new turn number seven in this race. Sorry. I didn't mean to get so technical, because then people be visited there could be a rumor that goes around that, that were that we're paying attention. And I don't want that to get out there. Boobs. Exactly. Hear anyone to think that we could offer any kind of insight at all to what to watch foreign race. So, don't, don't get confused. Man. Excellent. We did it. I read that out of a book just right now amazing here. Let me flip the pages there. That's the book Iraq, did not just make that up off the top. She where did it go? No, don't, don't tell them that. So what are we talking about? Oh, so we got to talk about the race. All right. This is interesting part, I was looking at race winners here and already mentioned the last two race winners. Martin tricks junior. And Kevin Harvick. Right. And I said this before the show Scotty, and I are talking, I was like, whoa, dude. The year before that, Tony Stewart won. I bet you that was his last win ever in the Cup series. And sure enough, it was Anna believe there's actually going to ask dot com about it. Were they talk about his last one ever, then I'm looking at his stats here because I wanted to confirm it was his last whenever because boy, Howdy, if I said it was and it wasn't. We'd hear about it. But this is the crazy part. Then this is what I didn't really realize, because in Tony's last year, of course, that race was the one that got him into the playoffs and he did not fare well in the playoffs that year he, he got booted out and finish. Fifteenth got booed without early finish. Fifteenth each said terrible. Start never recovered from it. And I thought, man, you know, I remember I this is how I remember it. I remember it that Tony was one of the best in the sport wins the title still one of the best sports to winning races. He had that back injury. The freak back injury. Right. And then I can injured any just run off an ATV and his back. Well, yeah he jumped he jumped with the like the sand rail or whatever in the desert and he came down hard and he fractured fractures back and then was like up until that point. It was Tony Stewart. And then after he came back from that point, which was last season. It just wasn't the same Tony anymore. But boy, I remembered it wrong so he was fifty. In his last season, the year before that full year, foyer, twenty eighth. The year before that full year. Although there were three races that he sat out. Twenty-fifth and the year before that he was twenty ninth that was the year and that's where I was remembering it wrong. That was the year where he had the dirt track accident and ended up sitting out the last third of the season. That was the point I didn't just didn't remember because you think of Tony Stewart, the multi time champion the guy was a was an open wheel champion. I mean he's a hall of Famer and now he is going to be a hall of Famer officially guy hall of fame career, and you just don't realize that you look at those stats twenty nine twenty fifth twenty eighth and fifteenth in the points that I mean it for four years for four years at tailed off for him. Four years, mazing, maybe mazing, and in those for years, I'm looking at it right now. Just real quick. So hopefully get this right in full those last four years. He won two races. Now, obviously, he had the two big traumatic life events involved in that, when you look at someone like Jimmy Johnson, are we going to witness, do you think we've because before those four years? He was ninth. And then he wanted championship the year before that. Right. And then, before that, seventh and sixth, and that was that was his first year, the sixth with Stewart Haas before that ninth sixty you have an off off year eleventh in two thousand six buddy won multiple races. That year championship before that six seventh championship second sixth and fourth so until those last four years he had only finish out of the top ten in the points that one time in that one year he won one two three four five races. He went five races. And so I'm wondering, you know, are we in the middle of watching Jimmy Johnson, had that same like off a cliff thing, where it was there and then not anymore. We're getting close. I think we're getting really damn close to that. Because I mean it's a little scary, though, isn't it, you know, it but I think I think a lot of drastic things around. Tony Stewart's life. Kind of accelerated that to where this, this is just a slow burn for Jimmy Johnson. And I think everyone also is getting better too, if everyone's getting better than and, you know, I it's one of those things where Johnson just kind of got to that peak, and it's just maintained and never got better. Now, let's face it, it's not like Chevy's helping them out at all. You know. And if you want to call it a drop off Jimi his last two years, we're tenth and fourteenth in the points. So not nearly as bad as being outside the top twenty but still, I mean, for Jimmy Johnson something, of course. I will say this the last he's only finished outside. Sorry he's only finished worse than let's say ninth in the points, the only been double digit double digits in the points four times in his career in on, then we'll go onto the race picks and everything. Because now you gotta go to fourteen two thousand fifteen he was eleventh and tenth. Right. That's fourteen fifteen. What happened in sixteen? He won the championship. He wanted he wanted number seven, then this past two years, tenth fourteenth, right? Does that mean you're saying what you're saying? He's gonna to champion. Well, he would have to start winning races real quick. But, but still, I'm just saying it's not the death knell necessarily for the forty eight team they've gone through something like that before. And then came back. They won the championship after it. But that was Chad canals different. You know era didn't have to Chevy cars at our poop right now. So who knows it's kind of a weird situation. It really is a weird situation. Some Chevy's are good Smith Japan, especially right now with Jimmy, teetering on the edge of not being in the playoffs. Oh, okay. So cinema. So that's the track address, it's time to make some picks, right? Yeah. I think so. All right. Which probably do. Well, no. We shouldn't make picks. Oh my gosh. We gotta do paint ski preview. There it is. Holy moly. Look at me. All right. So we'll do the only good thing on NASCAR dot com, which of course, subsequently ruined that is the paint scheme preview. Looking through these now, we already know that we've got not one not two, but three special paint schemes in honor of Darrell Waltrip in his career. You've got the number ninety five pro core car, which is. Emulating one of the seventies cars wasn't federal. I can't remember which one of this the number seventeen fast-melt car, it's going to run a DWP scheme tribute paint scheme. And then the number thirty eight isn't really running a DWI tribute paint scheme as much putting thanks d-w on the side of the car, very uninspired three but there's also some other special teams came. So what do you like you look through here, the seventeen I think it's the class of the field when it comes to DWI schemes. It's a good one. A nice one. I like the twenty one. The Nour's is a different. Look, the black the black and yellow rather than the yellow and black doesn't make sense. But whatever. Though, the ruckus, car looks pretty cool. The, the forty-one of Daniel Suarez. Oh, nice little kinda mute it kind of our Jim black different different kind of look for him up. I agree. Of course, one of the CF. So the week Ryan priests in the Kroger car with the axe body spray, the ballpark funds, enrolls, and Clorox. I guess they're all. Yeah, I don't know what they're doing. They're just like not aphid summertime might have started, but we're still far off our b s. Yeah. That's all I got what do you got in the other one is degree? Instead of acts Bush's baked beans helman's and Kroger. Oh boy, hugger in general, I like the bounce car, but it's bounce innovation of I don't know what a bounce innovation hub is. But the car looks right. It's a Matt Tiffin be driving that one and then the double zero yes do dig. I'm going back to right now. I do like the numbers on the seventeenth, especially because their steel either like fakes nealer pretty cool looking, but I'm headed back toward the double zero and that is the it's the, the, the share the shares Chevrolet. I know it's share means. But it's pink ribbon pink ball, turn back time. Yeah. Yeah. They could find a way if it were that share that'd be awesome bouncing of Asia hub was founded in January of two thousand eighteen and there's the regions, I, I open innovation hub serving northeast Ohio's entrepreneurial innovation community. No, I want to be located in downtown Akron. The in the former BF Goodrich plant the building, compromises more than three hundred thousand square feet. A co working events and meeting spaces office lab, light manufacturing with space with more than fifty organisations, the building bounce accounts for more than two hundred fifty people working and. Creating will there you go? Why is an Akron, Ohio company? Sponsoring the event incident McCallum a weird guess is as good as mine, but I want to be part about the bouncing invasion of now. Maybe we could be part of that innovation that's going on bounce. We're just kids from Akron. Yeah. So we're a start-up company been through they sent me to the mid west all the time. I'm going to Minnesota next week. I mean come on, Ohio the midwest. Yeah, I'd say it's been west. Yeah, they're still in eastern time, zone Ellie. Yeah. The right next to Pennsylvania. I'd call them county, mid west. I wonder what they will call themselves. If any of our three listeners were Jimmy Johnson is from Ohio. Tell us are you mid western are you eastern? Or what are, you know, other than one of the only states where anybody cares about a vote? Okay. Technically, you know what you are. Right. It's the eastern most midwestern state. That makes that's that's worth the effort. Right. Is that an official title? It goes from Ohio, all the way to North Dakota. That's the midwest. Oh, there you go. I'm sorry. It takes me. Two days drive to Ohio. It's not the same goddamn vicinity. Yeah. And it's in the eastern time zone Michigan Illinois, Indiana. Yeah. So, yeah, so it was all of in the enter part of Indiana thing. Parnell indiana. All of in the end of a part of Illinois may be was Illinois, all central hell. I don't know. He's all central. It is okay. All right. Indiana has a little top part that doesn't recognize daylight savings, so it screws him up. I don't know why this reminded me of that time zones. But I was thinking Mississippi River, even though that's not where it changes you should see the bass pro shops that they have in Memphis, Tennessee. Oh, really pyramid? They it is as big as the Luxor now. Now don't gamble. No well, just with your life. Fair. Now you can go up to the top. There's not survey shin deck. And then you can probably gamble with your life up there. You know, trying to slide down the side of the pyramid. Sure. Understandable. That's in how hios part of the mid west. I kind of consider it that I mean obviously not look, if you look at Ohio on a map. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. And you think that's west. Are you think that's middle west mid west? That's more west east back in the back in the old days. I was like the wild west or the western frontier. Ohio. Yeah, the gateway to the west is in Missouri. That's two states over here. It's, it's definitely borderline, you know, it's, it's definitely borderline but there ought to farms and stuff in Ohio, not that they're up at there aren't like Pennsylvania. I was gonna say mar like western Maryland Virginia her that, for that western, western Virginia, I think is just farm now there's no people that live there. But see, I would consider like Kentucky and Tennessee to be mid west. They're actually southeast other southeast. Kentucky, southeast or exactly. It starts from Maryland, Delaware, and goes down and over furthest west in the southeast Arkansas in Louisiana. Really? Yeah. South west is Omaha, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona interesting. And the Pacific is Washington, Oregon and California. Obviously. That's interesting now. No, I for me. I think of Ohio is a western state because they're so boring. Yeah. Okay. That's fair. I'll allow that. I mean when, when I think Cleveland Indians, I think mid west to you now. But it does have peach more green and a little bit more hills. I think more mid Atlantic than than than apparently minute Lennox not a breeding anymore. So, because those because the mountains go down through there, because the Appalachians and everything without a separates it a little bit. This fascinating. But you see us. So if you're from Ohio, tell us what you consider yourself to be exactly. And you do consider what we need to see, for winners cheese tells you consider yourself to be other than perpetually bored, because you're in Ohio. Exactly. And wondering why you're listening to a NASCAR. She was talking about map ridge xactly, right? Sorry, Sosa picks up. We don't have picks from last week, so. Well two weeks ago you one. We law whom Bob Dole Bauer, this eighteenth, Eric Jones late and finish the refers, we both sucked on that when the day. So yes, I'll let you have the, the pick of the field here, what he honors hunters of picking. I it's Noma with the extra bit. So who knows how it's going to everybody? Hate to do it. I got I got a pig cow. Bush on this one and it's probably very solid pick. Oh. You know, give me wanna pick somebody who's never won his his call one here before I don't know. Let me look, I will. Yes. Yes. He's won twice do Paducah. Do give me. Man, it's gotta be somebody who's got like a little extra grit between the teeth. Because Laskey in this one. All right. 'cause Laskey up. Do. You got him think the collars and could be a good pick in this one, too. I think so too, California boy, puts it put the bit between your teeth and go after it, sometimes too much be gimme kes- in this one. And then you can have a pretty good match there. Those two let's you love. Each other. Exactly. Do have Assad bed at all. There's like four things that the action network is brought to us. Oh, right on. You can do will the winner of the race have any stage points win. Like so apparently, the last two wears have not scored any stage I believe that because of all the strategy and the fuel yet, there's that one there's the over under eleven and a half Li changes over the past six racist, just two events have finished with twelve or more. Lee changes. Which driver was score. More points. Elliott or Hamlin. It's tough one over under one and a half drivers leading twenty five laps. To the past three races. Finished with what's one with just one driver managing twenty five laps led I believe that. And will the pole sitter lead the first eight laps of the race. Yes or no? Oh, wow. That's an interesting one. Yeah. To which one you wanna do. I don't know. What do you think I like the lead change one, I like the stage point one too. But I think stage point one could be easy. One sage point one will be in these one either the lead. Change your one and a half drivers leading twenty-five laughs. Let's do we lead change force. Let's do the drivers leading laps. Okay. And I don't know if you wanna go, I want me to go first apps. Twenty five over under. Yeah. It's a tough one. It is tough one. How many laps are there's like ninety the weather probably going to change it? Because we have extra extra mileage, extra mileage per lap this time, but it's still. It's still the three fifty K. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know. Oh boy. Be done. Yeah. Of course, they don't have anything here we can track race page. This is thrilling radio. Oh, it totally is because I couldn't care less about this race ninety laps total, this twenty four thousand ninety are this. Wow, that's fifty laps interests. That last stage. Jesus. You know, I'll go over we. Okay. I'll, I'll take the under on that, but let's also do lead changes because of that fifty lap run. That sounds interesting to me. Okay. I was eleven and a half, I think eleven and a half. And you can take you the honors on this one. Gimme the over on that. Okay. I think you'll be right on that one. Yeah, that's that's going to be interesting because you have both pit strategy and that really long run at the end where were likely. Wow, I don't know if they'll of green flag, or they'll be cautious or not. Figure a lot of people do follow the leader wants one guy. Pitz in. Everyone else is gonna come in and pit to either that lap of the lap after now through pitch shortage. It could be very interesting with being two and a half mile up all the way around. Yeah. Totally could, especially once feel get stretch out a little bit. You could have a guy get in the pits get out and not lose a lap and that could be really, really big plus with those extra corners in there and the track being so big, we could open the door for some local cautions where it's not a full course. And then that can make things interesting too. So, so there we go. I've got the over on lead changes. You've got the under I've got the under on more than one driver leading twenty five laps in a race. Woods at one and a half is what it's at one and a half Cup. And then you're going to the twenty-five. Yeah. The twenty five laps is one and then you're going Cal Bush, and I'm going break his Laskey. So if you want to find out who wins the race who wins the bed and the side bets and what we thought of the whole thing, well, you can subscribe if you want to. Does merit us if you do or not. 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7-23-20 NASCAR America Splash & Go: Tyler Reddick with Kyle Petty

NASCAR America

13:38 min | 7 months ago

7-23-20 NASCAR America Splash & Go: Tyler Reddick with Kyle Petty

"And. Welcome the Mass Car American splashing go. Power Radic with us today coming off a huge week. At Texas congratulations man, are you still kind of flying a little high from that? I mean. Well I guess I guess not exactly It was very exciting for for the organization. Everyone party, ECR's well. You know it's been a long time since we. They've won two since two thousand eleven and you know, be part of it selfishly I wish I would have been the one taking our shared victory lane was cool. See Austin do it. He's more than pay dues over there at our CR and it's really cool to see. I think it's starting to show the speed in. There just taking advantage track position taken advantage some some strategy calling play to our strengths, and it really showed that our cars speeding on older tires to be able to hold off the guys on four fresh tires. They're. Introducing Peacock the new free streaming service from NBC Universal Timeless Hits Free Iconic flicks. Free players bit three Yolk Cell Free, and that's why you can't not watch peacock stream now at peacock tv.com parks and REC streaming now. I, so I WANNA. Get to that a little bit. Yeah, I, you know obviously a coming out of the finnity series Won The championship rookie year with Randall Burnett at a children's racing. You Win the championship the next year. They moved out whole team up How much confidence has that carried into this year with Randall and reason I say that is that is a veteran move. No tires staying out putting it in the driver's hands, he put it in your hands, and you carried the ball and you get that with a working relationship with a crew chief in with a team, and that confidence becomes a begins to build. How much of that dates back to the xfinity series ramble? From It all the way back today, one when we. First Practice Session Daytona with with Randall in Knicks Fatty car. We have really good single car's speed or excuse me. We have really good handling in the draft, but after we got done, and I felt like we really carved it up out there. The handlings good is like what we're going to go out there and sit on the poll to and I was like. How this works, but he proved me wrong. We have fast car and it would handle good, and he promised me that it would so from day one for me the trust has been there. We share a lot of similarities, our backgrounds. What we what our roots were! If you will, we both came from erasing. We both spent a Lotta time in the Mid West, passion for delay model racing so. You know we. We just hit it off right away. Really quick and just stay out. There was a call. That I was prepared for anything. You know whatever we can do to get some track position. It was a great column nonetheless, but still you know. We saw how Kentucky was a with not a lot of tire off very similar tire combination going to Texas, if not exactly the same, so we kinda had a little bit of a into understanding. It was going to be that way. Hey. I want to go back to Texas here in you talk about tire file all at one time you got the lucky dog right. Almost I was still absent at one point. Yes, so. My question is. How do you not when you're when you're one latte down when you're two laps down, I mean it's almost like you've been exiled to the infield somewhere out of the race. How do you not give up and just keep plugging and then make something out? Well in the very beginning of the race car, really good. The cattle as Chevrolet had really really good speed. Honestly it will just matter of working our way through the field. Getting some spots, summary starts and whatnot. You know we at a similar strategy call to. Get Fourth. We had a shot at third. They're holding off Harvick. Pan Four. We got the first stage by taking fuel only in. We've gotten up to like seventy eight before that green flag cycle, so we need the speed. was there in the car in an effort to keep that track position? We elect Randall elected I say we I I was on board with it. We took right side tires and it was like. It was unreal. How slowly were I mean? We lost a lap in a half just purely on on lack of speed and then fill down. You know another lap there once we pitted early and got back on fresh tyres. The speed was magically right. Back is crazy that sounds and from there. It was just a matter. Kitchen breaks not giving up because we knew our clean air You know recent around really good ours that we had the speed that they did. It was just matter getting that position back getting those labs back. Christopher Bell last week just on on a side note on a different deal and we were just talking about the transition from xfinity racing and xfinity cars. Cup Cars and cup racing in the gap. How have you found that gap? Was A big was it small? Has the transition been easy? Has it been harder than expected? What does that transition been like for you? Transitions in very interesting in his hasn't been crazy, but definitely having no practices made it more challenging at times. I think the things that is a driver that you really gotTa Clean Up. Is Your Pit Road your efficiencies on your in lap? Your Allah enrolling time on pit road itself getting in Novela all that stuff. You never really tightened that up because guys like cow Bush. Kevin Harvick I could go down the list. They make up seconds on some of the more inexperienced drivers in the truck series and extending series when they won the run those races. Introducing Pika, the new free streaming service from NBC Universal. It's hit movies, current shows and live sports. News clips, trending bids and timeless. It's Kim and Courtney. Seth, and Hoffa's Savannah Yohan Stretch. The best streaming and the best of TV, and that's why you can't not watch. Picot Washer free upgrade for more stream now at peacock dot, com, these titles plus the English Premier League in one view Jimmy now. May Vary over time. Some concept requires been upgraded. We interview Richard Win The races with. And he refers to you as as an he referred to you as little kill Yarborough, and that to me is a huge compliment that now. I'm not sure you know, but a huge compliment Kale just kept his head down drove as hard as he could. Every single lab and made something out of nothing. A lot of times You're on a little bit of a streak right now with with with top ten's going back to Kansas. You had a top ten there when we were there last, May. Mile and a half racetrack seemed to be your will house. And, so for headed into that place coming off of Texas, the compliment. That Richard Page you being Kale. How do you? How do you approach this weekend? Headed there our taking a car that we ran at homestead Miami and had really good pace with their homestead. It's not somebody's other racetracks, but it has progressive banking. You can get up and run by the fence, so we're hoping to bring you know that same same kind of body to to Kansas. But just some of the things are set up to. To accommodate for the different of racetrack in shape racer than Kansas's in contrast to homestead, but to get that communist huge. I've actually Richard Richard Use that reference a few times you know there's been a couple of races where we it's kind of played out that way extending sideways able to bounce back from just crazy happening, coming laps down like Bristol and winning I'm so. It's always really nice compared to kill Yarborough I mean like you said I mean to get every single ounce out of a race car and it. It makes out of nothing at times so one other cool part about that for me. Is You know my favorite number? GROWING UP? The number drove growing up to racing was the eleven, and that was skills number for good about a year. See race, so it's cool to have that comparison especially with the number thrown in there, too with some of my some of my worst memories are Kale standing in Victory Lane, looking like he had just come through fire because he had beat my dad somewhere we wanted to. To win and to watch him drive that number eleven, Bush Carlos years for for for junior in them, but I go back to this weekend. It was incredibly hot man incredibly hot at Texas a we saw one hundred forty plus temperatures inside the car. You guys have Monday Tuesday Wednesday and guess what you're back in a car on Thursday. How was how is was the heat in Texas? House, the recovery Ben and is it enough time to have two or three days to recover between? These racist Kansas can be hot also. Yet there's there's enough time in I messed up going to detects a little bit. I was outside playing around the heat cutting grass maintenance. Some things than I was drinking enough. Probably the state hydrated as well hydrogen I could if I had been inside. But you just gotTa really. Keep up! It's it's humid. North Carolina so you're kind of used to the heat. You just gotTa remember. The important part is keeping hydrated. For me that he itself necessarily bother me at Texas. I just didn't do good job stretching back out before the race. Lap One lap, seventy or eighty back was really tight, and if something's bothering car with its muscle that's tightened up or whatever it really distraction drains you quicker than you would. If you're one hundred percent comfortable, so it took, it took a while to get a bottle of fluids to finally snap back up and getting moved around, warmed up trying to twist it around. And then I was okay, but you definitely can fall behind really easy when it's one hundred and forty plus racecars as hot as it is, it's already very uncomfortable. If other things are added up to it, it can really set you back and draining faster than you expect all right. Let's talk playoffs. You guys have been hovering right there that cutoff position and would know it over the last two weeks. Coal and now Allston have won jumped up into the playoffs, and that changes that bubble that changes that that position. How does it change the way that you race or do you just go? After the W and that's what it's all about but I mean there's gotta be that balance there and gas when they jump over. You kind of tease you off a little bit So how does that change the people you're racing with and how you raise? Well. It just goes to show. You can't leave any any opportunity on the table I think back to to to Kentucky for us and even even Austin Dillon We were both in position to take advantage of of what happened. There but we just one little misstep throughout the race enough to take us out of that out of that situation. For Austin it was spinning after missing pit road in catching a break in hitting the outside wall. Damaging car is right. Right, there with customer that point of the race in very well, could have been awesome to win it Kentucky too so when you think about those things in your in those similar positions similar strategies. We had very similar to call Kentucky. You gotTA. Just execute and take advantage of every single race plays out in those manners. It can benefit your team so for me it's. We're just GONNA, continue to push our effort in in running good going after those stage points. In trying to just stay up in it all day long I mean we. We really good for stage at Texas. We got sage points we wanted we were in an effort to stay after we're trying to keep track position and made a few mistakes, but we're going to place to Kansas. There's a small off. You can move around the race track. So. We're going to try and win these races, but we gotta be aware that more in position to win. We can't necessarily go all or nothing. We can't win. The race gotta finish got to try and finish in the top five. We have an opportunity to do so in really collect those points. In case we don't win. And in case more guys like custer and Austin were racing around win and locked themselves in so being sixteenth, Daytonas not gonna be a comfortable spot to be and we were gonNA. WanNa, be fourteenth or fifteen or that win all right. You bring up Daytona. Nascar just announced no more practice Resi Year your rookie. We're going to Daytona to a road course. As never done that before we we were talking about a little bit before we started doing the splashing go. But how does that change this year for you and going into Daytona? What's that going to be like to be interesting? It's another race where I feel like. You know wonder. Everything's GonNa have advantages cal Bush, but you know he's ahead of us right now in points currently so I mean I always expect to do good. It's been a little bit of an off year forum obviously, and it's been frustrating for some of those guys that are used to have practice time to dollar car in, but for me I'm I'm okay that we're not gonNa have practice just because it seems like once more level playing field when we go to new tracks or Rent something other other drivers haven't ran before you know I I, feel like or when it's a new package, too. I feel like everyone's kind of reset in after all star over some hoping just. That in itself without practice, we hit the and we'll have a better run than than we would. If we were going to walk INS, gland or or Sonoma were allow. These guys have lots and lots lots of laps, and a lot of notes under book when you go to a place like this, not allowed people do especially in a cup car or Stockcar in general and I hope that plays into our advantage. I think I think it could all right man. Thanks for joining us here on this splashing. Go and more importantly. Thank you for a tour of your home from the. Yeah from front to back, To back, that made a special man. We've never done it before, so thanks Sean.

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06-05-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

NASCAR America

45:41 min | 1 year ago

06-05-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

"It's. Kyle Petty's here. Stephen tarts here, I'm mostly here. This is so exciting. That's right. I wanted to call it Wednesday over. It's not. It's Wednesday in my heart or mouth this all that combined. Right. I think I think we call it Nate stale or something major that out. Let's get to the starting grid. You guys. Let's fire this show. Get a weekend of racing in Michigan. Does the race mean more to drivers or owners also Ross Chastain is gambling on himself again? Why his move for mixed fifty trucks, such a big deal. And everyone's getting ready for summer. Honors two we think will make the biggest splash not like flashing news fortieth birthday, but there are some drivers that are on the playoff. It's crazy thing Jimmy Johnson's on there. We know Ryan new definitely not gonna let any of those guys behind him around, if you really see what you mean. Right. Well, well, he's gonna move on though. But boy, let's let's talk about the playoff over. You got surprise away. Things are shaking out. No, I don't think so I'm more surprised at the other end a more surprised at the Kevin harvick's and the guys who haven't won races. When we drop back here I'm surprised at Cal Larson's year. But I mean, we can talk that when the death, but the bigger surprises from me, or you know, other end of the spectrum, I look at it, and you think yes, there's some big names there. Boy. Merola suarez. There's a ton of big names down there. Yeah. But when I when you look and you look at look, Eric, I thought Eric was going to come out strong, this year really Jones thought he was going to come Jimmy Johnson, Ron, you look at those, those guys that and it's fascinating to me. I will say this we spend so much time talking about these people. And then when they get in the chase we never get in the playoffs. We never talk about them again. You know what I mean? But it is it's a summer grind, man. I'll be the first tell you that I was the playoffs which wealth teams not the yes, I think it would be more fascinating conversation. I feel like it's a little bit like the NBA never, but you've got five guys and you're in the playoffs. Everybody's in the play offs. What makes a regular season when it is. But I look at this, and I want to know how about Alex Bowman, alma Rolla scores. Byron four drivers that I perhaps didn't have in the playoffs or on the edge. Can they continue to perform and keep the I'll Larson joined Johnson on the edge? That's what I think, is Jimmy Johnson. Kyle Larson are having what are considered awful years by their resumes. And yet, they're still right on the edge. Other guys have great years. So can they continue? And can they keep it up? I don't know. And you and I had a long conversation about the summer's tough tough to make. Why is this? Somebody listen. It's tough because variety racetracks. So you don't ever get a rhythm like is not you go mile and a half mile half mile hat shirt you go back and forth, the sonoma's that exhaust you. It's a road course. Yes. You have a bunch of oddball, tracks, Pocono, think seven times in the summer, it's only twice, but it feels like seven times if you're not good there. Many guys aren't. It's the most complicated triangle everywhere, because you three corners should be simple for. All right. It's so hard to make moves. And I think because the pressure gets real like, when you get the raise thirteen fourteen fifteen the reason we're talking about the play offs is because the competitors are starting to think play. But this the pressure gets real and just go back to what you said, in the beginning, you can't get into a rhythm and the pressures real. So it's that combination of just being off balance it's combination of being twelve fourteen fifteen races into the season. Trying to make something happen. And we used to have this stupid saying, you can either race or you can get raced which means you're just barely showing up and they're having a race. And at this point in time in the season, a lot of these guys that need to be gaining or just getting raced. I mean they're not they're not prepared when they get there, they're just unloading, the car and going put that on T shirt. Yes, we can. Where but we can put it on a great idea guys. The whole idea of this show is for you ought to call in the number two choline is eight four four NASCAR NBC. I've missed saying this. I'm so happy to be back. Let's go to the phones. Oh, let's just pick randomly navy. Ryan. Why don't we pick? Nate said we should pick. Number one, line one, that is is that NASCAR. Oh, girl, baby. What's up, buddy? Hey, how about if I told you my first call? I'm about half hour away, for Michigan International Speedway boys. I'm Ed to do the track. Yeah. We Gary from the phone booth. Fifty. Said to make your quick kind of racing. And who do you got an MIS this week throws? Oh, so kinda racing. I think it's gonna look like Kansas in Charlotte. So Pocono throat out, you have to get out of the GATT turns one and interns, Michigan, I think, is the track that this rules package was designed for. Yes. Yeah. It's going to be agree wide open. I think easy wide open by yourself. Easy. You could get Rutledge. You could do. I know you wanna operates. Let's, let's be clear, the boy that wide-angle really glance. So, so what I'm saying is easy wide open by yourself. I think relatively easy wide open restarts. You gotta make craziness and I think we're going to have a pack the leaders might drive off the front of the pack. I think the back half might fall off the back but fifth through fifteen is going to be a bar. Yeah. And look fit through fifteenth is gonna look like Talladega and Daytona for from me. I mean my mind that's agree. I think this package where you can go there and you can run wide open. And I think a lot of we made it, we really don't Pocono the restart your going to be crazy. I think we all forgot you gotta get off the gas and get back on the gas when you get there, which you didn't have anything form when you got there. So what in that crazy, but I do believe the with this track the way it is. We've seen them run below the line up next to the wall. You've seen them everywhere. I don't know what to expect when they dropped the green flag, especially on the restart. It's the start of the racist is, is what it is. You may but on those restarts man is going to. Crazy. I'm picking Eric Jones. The Michigan boy, boy Jones, voi- Michigan. I'm going first time winner. I think stranglehold gets broken between Penske and Gibbs going for William Byron back polls. I think he finally goes victory like okay, wow, that's good because I'm going to go, and I was going to new winter to Daniel for us. Yeah. Because adding. It's it's time for him. I think he stepped up on different occasions this year and shown that he could do stuff. And I think if we go back to the all star racing back to a place where you're gonna run wide open. Whereas guy right now. See y'all Yotam be and that means me as well. We're going to Dick's call NASCAR. Thanks, buddy. We're going to run for Minnesota around. What's on your mind, pal? Well, I'm thinking Bowman our could make the playoffs. The reason why he's got a good all the pockets and he's wasn't any before. So I think he can make it. This is Michigan. This is not Indian, IT doesn't make any difference. How much money you bring you still got a race. And I agree. I agree that good enough driver that he can don't get me wrong. I'm going further. The on the show still left in the schedule and Paul still won't make the place. So listen. I like a nice guy, and yes, is dad does own minorities. But let's be clear Ryan Blaney kind of put the Twenty-one back to organization and nothing else has changed. They still have a technical agreement with Penske, Penske stuff is pretty fast. I think whatever the reason and I'm not blaming Paul, but with Paul sitting in that seat whether the communication, whatever it is, it is not running to the level in which Ryan Blaney ran, and I think that's we're gonna have to see how the twenty one so I'm pretty confident to strike strike right through him in the playoffs standing. This is Paul Menard, disagree on. I wanna point out Paul Menard and cat. Harvick won the same number of races this year. Oh, just spectacle of into that guy's point. The one thing that can I tell you the big different scholars lease. Did I tell you the difference one hundred ninety points next? Caller bit. But let's not I don't want to discount that guy mentioned a lot of things, but he didn't put out that Paul. Menard is a fantastic race car driver with a ton of skill but we are seeing a huge amount of drivers have difficulty this year with this package. So I. Areas who I mean listen. Here's the struggle, I have with that statement. Right. They're all really good. I guess not. I guess not murals, like Paul Menard is a way better racecar driver than I could ever dream of being right. But I'm not a Cup race car driver. Yeah. That's my struggle when so, hey, what's wrong with so and so what's wrong with Soto? No. It's time. And if you do if you do just use the analogy that used where we had Ryan in now Pauline, and you look at the placement, and how close to twenty one was to the Pinski organization or to the top two cars, the twenty two in the two Brandon and joy when you look at how close he was, he seems to they seem to take analyzed. I know that hers taking stains but let's analyze this next call, I shall we go he lie he lie. Are you? Hey good, guys. How are you? We're good. Great. Thanks for calling. Would you get? All right. So I found Ricky Stenhouse, junior is growing on me a lot and 'cause he drives hard he may not always drive smart, but he definite- drives hard. You can't deny that I'm warning, if you guys think he could possibly get a win sometime this year, for at least make an appearance in the play offs. How you look, I think the way he runs Daytona Talladega. If the car is there, and it was interesting after token, the Ricky after the all star race. And he said, we were just way off. But I think we knew what was wrong. And they came back for the six hundred and I thought they put in a solid performance, not a winning performance. I don't believe I don't believe they could one race but it was a solid performance, but solid and winning. There's a big gap between solid and winning. And they've got to step up at some point in time and show me that those cars are capable of winning races. But you know what make Stenhouse more dangerous is that he is not a few points out of the playoffs as that gap grows twenty thirty points? The reason is, is I thought that was a great, a great example of what Ricky Stenhouse GS is like aggressive. Yeah. All the time. He's upset people. Top five at Charlotte. When we talk about neither of us listed him as a winner of Michigan, do I think he's sitting there that got win. No do I think a late restart. He might make some bonds. I moved that works. I do. And I think daytonas still out there, so. Am I predicting he's gonna win? No, no. But if he won would I sit here and be like, oh, no one in the world? Saw that guy can win. He's won a couple of. Is one of the Cup level. I think the I think the other thing makes dangerous cities that far when the other thing that makes him dangerous, and I was going to add to that the other thing that makes him dangerous as he doesn't care. He just wants to win a race. When you've got a guy who knows you're in that place and all it's, it's all about ws. It's all about winning. He's not gonna point his way. He's not saying, I'm gonna point my way ended I'm gonna, I'm gonna I'm gonna do this. He knows he's got to go win. That's dangerous. And I think that we saw aggression at Daytona last year. It was over the top, I think you've gotta learn from that. But the other thing that's happened. This year is I think having Ryan Newman in his team car has given him a little bit of confidence that it's not just him. Yeah. So here's a guy that wins a lot of races. And we kinda run a like in the equipment. I think that helps them in the meetings on Tuesday. So Ryan, you tell Brian, you tell what saying, you know, improve it. Let's not forget that one of the most famous race car drivers of all time wasn't the kindest person on the track at Daytona. So it's about taking and, and I will say, I'll go. Back to we talk about Michigan. We talk about Charlotte and we talk about the way they run his aggression and I'm gonna take take take this package on a mile and a half racetrack this package on this two mile. Racetrack is the Ricky Stenhouse package. You mean you gotta get up in there. You gotta go. You gotta push. Gotta get pushed you got to expect it. Somebody's gonna lean on you. That just seems to be it fits in the his house. He sold me STAN houses in does something somebody else go out. Thanks that call after grow his hair out, because coming up we're going to settle a debate that's raged for. Stash Mullin or pony, but talks about a special tricky veterans this weekend, and we want to hear from you. Call us eight four four NASCAR NBC or tweet us with the hashtag. Let me say this. As a Detroit native having a chance to represent all manufacturers from the United States specifically from this, right? It surely applies not representing Ford on their own turf. At Michigan is is special obviously. With Jack Rowell's ship in his backyard as well. We kinda got double double home races for for us over here restaurant racing go to Michigan. It's so important to try to win that race not only for the main factors for Roger Penske, as well as his backyard to the trophy that they give to the manufacturers dead, something that they take a lot of pride. And believe me they want that in their building. That jokey logo. I tell you what, what guy here. The latest odds for Sunday's race in Michigan Cal favorite right now. Be K who's never wanted home track is listed eight to one while Ricky Stenhouse, junior is a big long shot at two hundred to one that seems like you to may have made those odds. I can assure you I didn't come up with eleven to four. Yeah, I know that's like eleven. It's right. Yeah. That's now if you want to talk, this here on motormouth, we would love that. That's a whole idea. You just pick up the phone call. Eight four four NASCAR NBC. If you're in a phone, let's go to the phone, down the one before that right now, let's go they changed put it in. We get a bunch of quarters. We're going to go talk to Sean, I Sean, what's on your mind. Terminal. Sean. How's it? Hey, y'all where you at man? Call eight four four. Show. John turn your TV off. Turn it off dude. Turn it off. Here's win will new here. How Sean years, I can hear you. All right. Big guy now, go go 'cause used up all your time messing with your own TV in your own house. So talk to us. Okay. I'm thinking chase Elliott this weekend. I really do believe eeking a wind. He's finished second. I don't know how many times but I think he can pull it through this weekend. All right on. Right. Listen. They have better. They have they have they have stepped up of all the teams that I look at as we start the year you know, they have made they have made gains. And it's tough that, you know, it's tough to make gains. Once they dropped that flag Daytona. You know what I mean? You know what I mean? Oh, yeah. I mean once the seasons here it is tough. But I look at motor sports and I look at chase I look at William Byron the last couple of weeks you saw the run that Bowman guy, don't they have made gains at Hendrick motorsports. So it would not surprise me. And what do you think there's something that they've kind of hit on what is it? That's making them be able to do that. When a lot of teams can't. Well, it's an organization that's used to winning. So I think that, that it's been a long time since they were dominant. They won a few races here. But no, I know means where they favorite and I just think that when you look at the organization, there hasn't been a lot of change. Right. As far as crew chiefs, go a lot of the same brain powers. They're the people above the crew chief have been there for a long time. So I think they had a blueprint of development design and success yet. And it just took them time to get that same pattern of development of design and success to the new rule yet. And I think it's totally new. And I think the owner hates losing. Yeah. And that's not the type owner you wanna disappoint because. He's a pretty quiet guy. Kelly's knows. Just say, no just keep them happy. Happy, happy, Rex about Rick. I love that of the owner happy life. I thought that was awesome. All right. And just in case you are watching and you're on the phones cow would love it. If you would your phone just. Your way, it will be our next up. Go to our buddy, Marvin blue. Marv what's up, buddy? Hi, Steve and happy birthday, petty. Thank you very much. Hey guys, I got a big question that's been burning my mind and that is will Clint Bowyer repeat at the Irish show. This sunday. I sorta point out if you made really finish the race and then fly home. The answer is, yes, come on. Marvin Louise fantastic. We man. The the. About enthusiast. I agree. I also would like to point out because cash is team one. And they're all. Yeah. Graduation riding on a pretty serious emotional highs go bring that heat into the race with. So I think it's nothing like bringing that. T-ball momentum's up. Right. You know. You know, little league stats, don't count. Once said by no. But I think I picked for us. So the organization I think I think they'll be pretty good up there. I do. I think the good up there. Here's a struggle, I have Clint Boyer is that, you know, so Stewart Haas racing is good as we think they can be can he consistently outrun? Kevin Harvick can go beat Kevin Harvick at Michigan. I don't know. Listen came Clint win. Guess what? I'd be shocked if he won. No is he in the top seven of the people, I would pick to win this race. No. He's just not there yet. So, so Marvin listen. I hope I hope he wins because Clinton wins, we all went. Yeah. Amen. Because it makes for the Monday show to be easy show because you're not going to clint's post, right? Just hit place at back and watch us go to the client highlights ever go. It's a great point before an off weekend. So if you ever gonna win bass, the tab, hit Ratledge, that's, like a double win Jack Daniels, this enema bottle. I saw that saw that too. So for the way she look into that we're gonna take more your calls throughout the show. But right now, we wanna find an answer to a question. We've been. Asking ourselves for years in this installment of my basement. Choose your own adventure here. Would you rather? Have cow Pettis ponytail air Jones mullet or Jeff Gordon's mustache. Wow. I know that whatever you choose. I'm going to have someone Photoshop at on you. Pie. Gordon's mustache. It was a small bus like anybody can grow. I'm like a high school. Yes. Yes. I'm going, vintage that really did the day really, he did oils mustaches pulled the mustache. I'm give it the mustache. Did you ever have? I just don't like long hair, like right? Going up in Florida. Like that's a big commitment. Have long hair mullet. I, I had a hockey mullet for a long time. Did you played hockey at the moment you play hockey? Can you feel like you kind of had a mullet? I did kind of let it go. And then then other people like rolled with it. I look back at old pictures always had long hair in the bag. Yeah, I know. Kinda stout from I got it from my dad. Did he have a Mon? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. So it just ran in the family. I've seen you with the MO it. I got my first day, telling him I, I feed way win. Have you ever thought about a ponytail? Yeah. You know, I was so there's this. There's this biker club by where I grew up a little area, where I liked to go sometimes and get a cold beverage friends. And so we decided to go the biker bar walked in all these old bikers. Everyone top, right? All opponents. All. What? That's going to be me. I could pull off. You look great with a tail. I think you've required to move your head a lot. And then when I go to metal shows I could just sit there and just probably take off without a doubt cow, Pettis, his hair, and it's been out of control for the years. You look great. Now, would you go mining tail cow petty early nineties coming on stocking? Now bald with the ponytail. It's way better it is. My guy I'm doing count buddies jail only because Kyle pretty well. I wanna be like who told them bars and sins with this guitar, right? No. Can you play guitar? No. Betty, I don't have the hand. Do you think if you had cows details than suddenly you would have goes together, I think, so too. Most. Good musicians. Have longer hair. That brings us today's poll question or it the best Jeff, Gordon his stash air Jones and Moulet which is French or our special. Yeah. Okay. KP it is go to the NASCAR on NBC Twitter page right now, both main clearly, yes, after what we said, I'm scared to death of Paul Menard with hockey to consider changing some of my thoughts. Yes, you shed played hockey. I'm scared to death period. Yeah. Editor those mustache. Yes. Thank you to check out that poll question. Coming up. We'll discuss Ross Chastain decision to compete for this year's truck series title. We'll be right back. When you go the race track. You're supposed to stay on the black stuff. Oh, yeah. Okay. So if we're gonna say turf is better than I'm going to have to say, no walls, would be better to because I wouldn't tear my car. I wouldn't tear my car up because I spun and got into the wall. The point is we should take. We should take Santro away from Goth. Okay. Make the whole big. It's a penalty. It is a penalty. Forget that after we're done here on NBC. Sorry, I'm YouTube for NASCAR rare debrief where the conversation continues. Luckily would Nate Ryan that you tell when just how reference Nate in there. It's not just me that he just had a sport coat to computers that look scared to death. Whatever he's going to say that. I can't wait relations. I'm scared to death. What I'm let's head back to the phones right now is check in with Carlos Carlos how you doing. I'm doing fine. I'm just calling for two reasons. Number one, I believe, Ross chest saying is making phenomenal move with going with the forty five truck. A and b I take Cal Bush against a field in Michigan. I'm from Vegas, and I'm rowdy nation all the way. Route NASA else Carlo. Thanks. I feel I would love to come up with a good smarter cancer and why he shouldn't do that. I know I it's a pretty bad pretty. That would be the rush thing, pretty interesting KP though. So basically Ross Chastain started the year for the fans that don't understand the storyline started the year saying, I'm an extended guy taking Finnity point goes out. He wins a truck rates, which would have qualified for the playoffs. He wasn't a truck driver that time. We all know the story, it's complicated sponsor for multiple reasons as years kinda fallen apart. Now he has a truck lot ride lineup. And he says, you know what I think I can get it done. And just a few raises, and somehow make playoffs. He's bet on himself before and went to victory. And what do you think about Ross move now? Man, he didn't give himself window. He gave him a window pane. He just gave one section. I mean what how many races that we have seven or eight racist or so before we get to play off? So he's got to make something happen. So this is this is betting on your s. This is doubling down on yourself just about you. I mean he's got to make something happen. I can appreciate the fact that he's stepping out and doing it. Golly man, I, I listen, no matter where where he was that in the extended wasn't gonna have that was going to be tough. So I'm not gonna claim that. I'm. Entry blanks. And how it works. But I believe with Texas and a few the upcoming Razia only truck eligible drivers could take part. Yeah. So so just a game that we all it's a gamble but it's a very strategic game outside, you know what it also gives me a few more shots. Yes. So I think that's like. And if we're always talking about what it is that drives a person championship and proving that to the world is important. Then Ross is definitely put himself in the best shot in this counter year to make that happen. I do think that's cool. Awesome saying he wants to compete at a level in which he feels he can win race cars. Right. Why this I think he thinks he can win at all the levels, and that could be fair. But you have to be winning quip, yet you have to be unless winning a habit winning a habit. What you start winning and you understand winning you just win. That's just the way it is. But once you start losing losing, that's a happen to that's a habit, too, because you come up with. Reasons why this happened to you or whatever. So he needs to put himself and position to be in a car that can see winds and he can win in DJ Cal. It's at all. I do is win win win. No matter what. Let's go to Lonnie Bonnie is on the phone. You have Lonnie. What's on your mind? Trey cell is gonna win this weekend. And the second thing is, is possible. Something have Kevin Harvick was doing last year with the penalty van so severe this year with their qualifications that he might have been doing something or found something last year that he won't use this year. Are the rules holding Kevin Harvick back? That's a lawn. Here's the here's the thing. Kevin harvick. Rodney children had a very good handle on getting the most downforce out of that package. And I feel that showed on the racetrack with us race cars this year. I have more downforce than they need. They're actually trying to trim the cars out because they can easily run wide open. Listen, I jokingly said this term break but it's not half a joke. The only thing that seems to old and Kevin Harvick back lately has been his own team. And his pit crew some steaks. They've had winning performances. I'm not gonna blame one Spade again they speed. So I think if they can shake that monkey and get the win and start that habit. They're going to continue the chase Elliott. Listen, I like the conviction. It was. He wants to know what's wrong with Kevin Harvick. It must be chaste because he's the second caller makes chase. Elliott's gonna win. But, but you're, you're right. I think Kevin those guys. Now, if we go back to I five or six races. I'm not a big cabin fan. Not I don't think there, but all of a sudden I think they're, they're I think Kevin big put themselves in position, but they take themselves out of position. They have taken themselves out of position, not the other competitor is, so once they clean that up. But I listen speculating on roles packages and all that stuff. That's I'm not speculating on that you take the package you have you maximize it. You can't go over that line. It's a different package than it was last year. The just finding robbed over great finishing Pocono because Ronnie children's took tire and front Akabusi. I don't know what was going to happen. But it is getting ready to be toe to toe heavy penalty box. Why? Fighting we appreciate that call next up as Sherry, Sherry, what's on your mind. How you guys doing today? We're great hope you are too good. Having bagging KYW. Thank you. Strata but I haven't. Happy. Progressing, but then mistakes happen. Just go to make it in the playoffs list petty lesson and less, he cleans unless they clean up whatever's wrong with the mistakes, and we talk about mistake, you know, he wants to two legs are one two segments. And that's a huge step forward. That's a huge step forward. So you have to say they're getting close, but they got to clean up things like we're watching here on the screen. You gotta just give me another six inches before I quit. I don't need to force the issue, and I don't think I think they need to take a breath, step back a little bit and just take what the car gives you. Sometimes, you know what I mean? Just walk away from it and say, okay, I was six today. I can't take that six place car, and force it into a second place, finish third place finish or win. So it's gonna be tough in the summer and the middle. We talked about it earlier different. Racetracks different configurations. It's gonna be tough but two miles his forte two mile racetrack. So maybe we're going to Michigan, and then you're going to call in next week and say you guys were idiot. It's he wanted man. You blue one there before anything's possible. If you're on the phone stay with us because we are going to try to get to, as many of us, we can't coming up. We'll check out a very special team or the number three car here from his driver. Austin Dillon we come back. You guys went to Daytona so many times flat tire going starting three. Ervin. They'll beat new guys at the end never happens, and pop that bubble. But then your grandson wins. The Daytona five hundred. What would, you know one of the greatest moments in our CRC for Richard Childress was saying, Austin win that rice, but going back to both them? I didn't want to see them rice. But that's what they wanted to. You know, it's just like you it was in your blood, you wanna do it. And. But to win the Daytona five hundred with your grandson, then come back win at twenty years later with the kid on that trophy DALE'S winter circle. It's pretty special. It was for. Cabernet with cow cow, cabernet more cows lease at the motor sports on NBC YouTube channel. There are so many great ones. Earlier today are CR marked the seventy fifth anniversary of day by hosting a lunch for military veterans. During the event RC are unveiled this special paint scheme for Austin Dillon at Michigan carries the names of more than fourteen hundred veterans on the hood, Nate Ryan spoke with Austin about this special tribute. More than eight hundred veterans gathered here at Richard Childress racing this morning to commemorate the seventy fifth anniversary of d day also tied into that event is the unveiling of the number three Chevrolet that Austin Dillon will raise at Michigan this weekend. Austin, tell us about all of that, and also what it means to be a part of this today. Well, it's pretty cool. I've got to speak in front of big crowds of people far, but never room full of this many heroes. I mean these are the people that put America where it is today. I mean it is so special to be in a group of people that have paid the ultimate sacrifice our veterans, and I'm really proud to be partnered with Dow that lets us put on a paint scheme, like this, this weekend, representing the American flag and all the veterans out there that are on our car. It's one of our favorite paint schemes we do every year for the company, you took a significant hit at Pocono in the points got taken out in that race. What's the approach Austin here for the second half of the regular season, this is essentially must win from here on out for you guys? Well, you know, a win would help it would change a lot of things you're seeing Bowman make up a huge points difference though or those three second place finishes he had in a row stuff like that. But obviously, we wanna go for a win win is what you need and our ultimate goal a championship one day, so you got to be able to win to do that. I feel like we gotta get a win to get in right now. And that's what we're focused on is putting our cars where we need to be be aggressive and, and do it. We can points where we're thing at one point. But now at this point, I think to put ourselves in position when you to win the performance is somewhat bene- though. It's been like a tale of two seasons for you of eight top ten starts only two top ten finishes, so the speed has been there in qualifying right? Just as simple as transferring the results from qualifying the race. It is. That's it. You know, we've had some cars that I've gone into the race this year that I felt like some of the best race cars, I've ever had things have just happened and not going our way. I've had years where we didn't have the speed and had finishes. We'd probably didn't deserve. So it's just part of reysen. This is not been a fun last to tell you that today it's made it a lot. Better coming here and see. And these veterans faces see in this car. So look so good. So I don't know if it builds momentum, but it looks good. So this week in Michigan, we can get back on track and have the run we need to put ourselves where we wanna be what you're taking it to track Austin, your outlook for Michigan. The last time NASCAR was there last August. You had a fantastic week at Michigan. You started and finished in the top five. So does that give us some confidence? Especially as this summer. Stretch begins, every talks about is so grueling like more confidence that maybe you can begin to make your move as things literally and figuratively began to heat up in NASCAR. It is, you know, the thing is, when you don't have success, you go to work. And that's what I'm doing right now. I've been in the same year later all week just pushing our guys to keep bringing me racecars. They've been bringing it's going to fall in place. At some point like you said, Michigan's been a great track for me. Last year. We won the expanded your race. It reminds me of the package that we're taking this weekend. Finish. We were going to finish second in the race and blue electron. We kind of finished fourth, but we had a great day like you talked about. So I'm excited to go there. It's not a best drag week at take after two bad weeks to go in for me pumped about it. All right. Austin Dillon headed to the right place at Michigan to try to break this week slump this weekend. How about these jams? We know Nate Ryan loves music. And that certainly was some state back to your calls for this. City goes the white foot time in the Winston Detroit. Around a role feel for Team Penske. Adding six thousand feet of elevated today, though. Right. Assange for Ken rocks continues. Gain ground Cooper is off the writes down three starts three wins. Right. I'm seeing. Want to apologize for getting on track spot about five? The motor city is ready to go. Rising again. Found for yesterday. I believe that we ended up here tonight and it's fantastic. You can see Krista Parker in AJ tomorrow on the motor sports. Our five PM eastern right here on NBC and let's get back to the phones. We're going to first Anthony who wants to talk about the what's up Anthony. Yep. I'm here, ladies and Jovan. How are you guys doing today? Good. We're great Phalle thank you. But so on your mind. Well, I wanted to talk about great because I know it's been nine hundred twenty seven days he's been at a race machine and NASCAR now he's coming back for a one off race in the truck race of -ccomplish motor sports. What are your thoughts on Greg Bengals return? Anthony, you like numbers. I can tell you numbers. You just straight into how many days it has been CPA. Yeah. What yeah. What number much as you like slamming your hand on this death? How do you think Greg gonna come back and run in the top three? I think this going to be fine. I don't nine hundred however many nine twenty seven I wrote a debt nine hundred twenty seven days or not, Greg, biff oil has remarkable talent. His exit for motorsports was a little odd. Yeah. I I'm sure this way more of the store than any of us know. But it seemed odd that he pulled out decided not to drive anymore and it's a little odd jumping back in. I'm not really sure why that's happening either. I think he's going to write back in the fold. I look at Ross Chastain Greg Bethel, both on the top three top five. It takes a third of the race to really get back to tobe if I think he wins. I think he's gonna win Tejas this third of the race. I don't think it takes that long. I, I think I think I think I think it takes the first practice. I lab and goes these wide open. And then he falls that guy. He's got tons of I've seen we do in a rental car and we certainly know what. Yeah breyer. They compare a lot of people. Yeah. A lot of people read those up on that red for rental. Yeah. Alex. To talk about a couple of drivers. Alex what you got. Yeah. Thanks for having me now, you may be able to answer this pretty well because you had a famous father and you also have a son that raced chase Elliott and Haley in both had famous father's. Obviously chases dad was Bill Elliott who was one of the greatest race car drivers of all time. And Haley, deacons dad was the great Bryant and famous off road driver and motocross racer. Do you guys think that there's added pressure when it comes to having a famous parent in any form of sports? Okay. This is what I think. And I think it's. I never saw it as pressure. I think it's the pressure you put on yourself to follow that, but it's not you don't pay any attention. I don't think junior, did you think? I mean, I think they're moments there's moments at two thirty in the morning. We think about what that crap was thinking. Kind of Baker. But but I think I think I think everybody you put your own pressure on yourself. You don't you don't pay the external part. And we've heard chase say a million times. He's being himself up. He doesn't care what the fans if the does care, don't get me wrong, but he doesn't allow that to creep in. It's all about him and what goes on in that home. Well, I think that's fair. Because everyone that was listed, you included kinda heads their own path while listen. We've all be lying to say that your dad help you get to your spot. Dale juniors. Chase elliott's. They would all admit it, that, you know, that, that is what it you've got to change that. But chase is not Bill. Haley Deegan is not her father. And I think it's tougher for chase. Because he's in the avenue in which Bill. Oh, yeah. Famous Haley Diggins debt is is huge. Right. Definitely, but not known as a stock car racer. So I think she's kind of branding herself a little differently, and I'm going to tell you. She is a blast if you'd never follow her on social media, we've been fortunate to have her here on the show, a couple of times she is a great great person. A bubble of energy and a great little driver. So it's exciting to see how far I go, you guys from spend the time that we would deal junior deals, a perfect example of that thing that you talk about with other people's perceptions. Dale didn't put that on to be Dale. He just wanted to write. Here's the problem. Here's the problem with being the son daughter are Latian to someone who has achieved greatness is you become you become a screen, you become a TV movie screen where they project what they want you to be onto you. Yeah. I mean they project that they won't Dell. Junior to be senior project. They won't mean to be Richard petty, your are Lee, Patty. And they, it's their expectations not yours and not your dad's not your day heads and not your grandad's or not your your parents. It's the fans expectation. So you just become that, that movie screen that they just project what they won't. And if you don't meet that, then they think something's wrong with, and it's not it's not it's just you are, who you are. This guy wanted to be a kind of evil. Knievel right. Dirt bike. You got that, right. You start pushing a burly seem right? Oh, yeah. Territorial seem better. I thought I could be the bay that we all right for those still on the phone stay on the line because we're going to get to your calls in the NASCAR America DVD on you to at the top of the hour. Let me say this is this. Don't go anywhere. The NASCAR action continues on NBC coming up next. It's pro series racing. From Memphis, that's followed by the NASCAR modified at seven pm eastern right here on NBC SEM Seekonk, I said, I now general poll question gift, Gordon stash, or Jones's mullet, cows ponytail guys. This poll question is, it's going to be up through the hole after show to Jeff Gordon. Yeah. Was he should win every thirteen year old voted for him? And that's the same thirteen year one hundred ten year olds mustache right here. It's a really great. Thirteen thirteen fourteen like a little hair on your that's born with this beard right now. It's time for, I bet you are rut, it's time for. Let me say this say this, let me say this. They say that let me say that. Let me say this, what somebody else talk for one. And I'm Tony something, man. You talk a lot. I get paid by the word. So let me say this. Change it up. I like that, man. I like that. Everybody Nate what you got for today. Hashtag, let me say this from Jen, Sarah, she loves Kyle petty. She thinks it's awesome. That she shares a birthday with Rutledge. She's also from Kyle Larson's hometown. She wants to know we'll Kevin Harvick see victory lane this season. And that's a long way to get to that quite happy birthday. They aren't they what do you have come throw? Mcdonald's trash in your front. I know I don't. Yes, he will. He will. All right. Answer mic. Eight Lenny eight hashtag. Let me say this. You've been hired as performance coach for Ryan. Blaney steam top two things you would do to get them back on track. Yeah. Me. Yeah. Oh, let me say this. Is that what I have to say? Let me say this. If I was in charge of Ryan Blaney team. I think that, that they need to figure out which one of the two Penske drivers. He's more comfortable to share with, and they get onboard. There's something about that twelve that's missing out and more than that, just too. Many simple mistakes grew execute rose here out. Good. Actually, let me say this at the NASCAR. Jeff wants to know with Ross test chain Chastain committing to the truck series championship is limited on expanding Cup truck series races. You can run he can run whatever going that way. He only limited going down that, yes. Our viewer from Italy stockcar alive. IT wants to know did Todd Gordon call the right strategy at Pocono. We took two tires to stops apart. His teammate taking four well. It's easy on Monday. I don't think he was wrong in the moment, but looking back. Yes, I think four tires would it help to twenty two? Okay. Finally, Brandon key C says Kyle Petty's ponytail is awesome. Hashtag. Let me say thank you. Thank you crushed. It. Vote if you're on the phone stay with us because we got our after show coming up on YouTube, that's going to do it for us here at motormouth. Stay tuned for NASCAR touring series of action here on NBC s in a shout out to Kentucky speedway. You sold out your glancing and the day, Marcus your genius. I can't wait there, every Kentucky. Leaving.

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The 2020 NASCAR Daytona 500

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The 2020 NASCAR Daytona 500

"This is the final weekly suturing. The latest fast car racing driver interviews race preview opinions discussion rumors and more. Now here's Carrie Murphy and Toby crispy just a Comelec is talking. Racer W is on. You have found the place where we talk about all things NASCAR. My name is Kerry Murphy Mo Longtime Nascar Media member and syndicated radio host of all things the final lap are co host for the show is Toby Christie. He's an ask our editor from the final half DOT COM and social media director from all things at the final APP and his own website. They're more popular than anything else on Earth Toby Christie Dot Com. I don't know about that but it's pretty close Hey by the way. I was on a local Louisiana radio station this week. Did all spot for them. That was pretty fun. All RIGHT COOL. What did they ask you Stuff yeah our P three Raymond. The third Happy on his show Arp Three Company and one of the three point seven. Fm The game. It was pretty fun. Good Times what city Louisiana. I know that it is looks like sunset Louisiana. All right very cool. Well I'm glad You're spreading the word. We're getting there. We're getting there. Hey this is the The official beginning of the twenty twenty NASCAR season race number one of thirty six. I say official because obviously is somebody got. They were racing last weekend. Well there's no points this weekend. This is the official stuff for all the marbles the championship trophy. All that stuff points begin this weekend. Daytona five hundred boom. This is the granddaddy of Mulcair. This is what we wait for all off season long. We build for this. We we say random stuff we announce all these different movements of drivers going to different teams. Kuchis being swapped sponsors coming in sponsors leaving. This is where it's all about. It all comes down to this at culminates. The Daytona five hundred. And somebody's GonNa Win. The sport's biggest prize this weekend. Yeah it's weird rocket car looking trophy. I gotTa Make Fun of the Trophy Right. That's my job for the old land speed records. That used to be said they tone a beach. Well that's fine but still it's a weird looking trophy and looks heavy. It does look pretty heavy so yeah they For some reason NASCAR went ahead and they. They put their biggest race. I not sure they don't really know how to build anticipation at all. They say all right. Here's the biggest one I the rest of it. Just you know just goes downhill from there right and it is not always been this way by the way for people who talk about Wanted to be like the good old days and don't want to change it It's not always been like this. All right tell us more toby well. It used to be riverside would start the season all the way up until nineteen eighty-two well but that's riverside wants to go to riverside my home apparently nobody because they close the down exactly see and before they even happened back in the fifties back when the five hundred I start. It was the fifth race of the year so it wasn't traditionally the first race of the season for those that. Think that's always been the case. We mentioned this every year. I still think Daytona should end the season with the road course in July. So that should July we'd be the first race for three races book and the season. Okay and then in the middle there they do the road course just to mix things up a little bit. That would be cool because it'd be different but still also daytona which would be cool. I'm okay with that. Is the first of the year the five hundred to four hundred? Well that's the thing they should make. The sport's biggest race the final of the season. Don't you think right? I especially if you're going to book in today way so Daytona five hundred in November. I mean it just makes sense to have your super bowl be the Super Bowl. The end the end all be all of the wholesome big big race game thing it you know they have your big race or your big name be the end all be all right. It's not during that week. We're allowed to say it now. All right well. I think you can't make money on saying it is the thing well accomplishment done problem there. We've we've managed to alienate alienate every single Possible sponsorship out there. Yeah and we continue to do so to this very day. Yes that's what we're all about. So Hey if your sponsor and you're looking for a show where we will just pummel you with with you know making fun. This is your place. Yeah reasons why he will won't use your product and shouldn't use your product. This is this is where you come for that. Yeah exactly see. We're just being honest. Just how `bout we get into the Bush clash carry all right. I was trying to be folksy. I mean you do that pretty well you know. We usually do tend to one for race. Results with cars laughed. There was less than that actually. That's why I was saying we shouldn't do tend to one. Oh she probably just do six to one because that's all they had left in the end this thing wasn't a couple of them off the lead lap just one. Any Hammond was alive down. Everybody was out of the race. So we'll start with did. Handling the lockdown guy who finished sixty actually played a pivotal role in this race pushing the eventual winner to win Ryan Newman was sitting there and fifth. How about Kyle Larson Kerry fourth-place finish fourth but Do you watch the actual race? There's a lot more that happened in between me. Start and finish than just simply ending where he started. He was probably wishing to get back on the short tracks down under right. How about Clinton Boyer? That car was absolutely just destroyed like every other car on this list except for second place. He ended up third second place. Of course Austin Dillon. Had it about the cleanest car there and still could not win the race surprise. Yeah it was a mess. It was a truly a mess. So the winner of the race. His car look like the front end. Had been smashed back to the radiator. All the way back to the radiator And yet somehow someway with all this tape all this just mangled body mass and everything. Hamlin was able to give this number twenty carve Eric Jones. Push to the lead at the very end. This thing to win this thing and that is just wow in temple hill. Jobs racing Form he he did it with team. Effort toll team effort total team effort. Here's Eric Jones describing those closing laps. You know the forty two and I kind of started swapping back and forth coming to the white. I was like man. We're probably out of it now. I was so slow by myself with all the damage. I just started looking for the eleven. I knew he was out there and I figured rick. Spotter had told me he would help south. I'm just kind of looking for him. And he started getting ahead of steam and he started pushing me. And I'm like I don't know if we're GONNA. Do Fast even catch him. Because we're both pretty damaged and we started getting a little momentum. I started getting a little sniff. Air Off those guys in front of me and we got a good run off a two hour. We're going to get there. We just got anticipate the block and those guys were so focused on each other. We started passing them. And I'm like okay and we just kept going so I was like hell. Yeah I mean we're going to win a race so it was really cool. It was it was a strange race obviously from a lot of aspects craziest race. I've ever been in let alone one and definitely the most damaged car I've won with but when he started pushing the floor. That's as much as my car ad with. All the damage and I was just hoping enough momentum at least have a shot to get back to the front. Yeah so I mean That gives new meaning to drafting. I mean that was flat out pushing. Yeah and so. The interesting thing is air. Jones is actually a lap down earlier in this race because slip through pitztal a messed up all sorts of things on that green flag pit sequence went down lap. And they'll getting his lap back later. Caught up three racks and then here. He was to win the race. That was nuts that really. That was a crazy way to finish the race. And I wonder if we're going to see the same thing coming up on Sunday. I don't know but it was weird because it was such a tame rates for sixty or so laps and all hell broke loose. It was nuts. I don't know what got into everybody but Giuliano through a block on Kyle Busch which started things. Of course cobblers isn't gonNA Liberties Kyle Busch. And there they go in Nebraska's Lousy Kazlauskiene Lugano. I think we'll probably talk about that later. But they're not very happy with each other. Now talk about it now. They are their teammates. And like you said not happy with each other. I Guess Brad didn't look at the video or whatever. Well I mean. Brad doesn't care about that part of it. He I think he sides with Kyle. Busch did is he. He's been a proponent. Where if you block. He's GonNa lift by the way. Brad took it out on the ambulance. Yeah he did. That was pretty wild. WasN'T IT in Bradley? He's putting on a little bit of that baby weight now. I mean the ambulance had nothing to do with it. No it didn't it was A. Hey man what are you doing? I'm just trying to you know bring you guys at the Infield Care Center minded my own business and is there ever more of a lease like anything that was less intimidating looking than Brad Keselowski? Mad Did you see not intimidating. That seemed yeah. I just you know it was weird. I'm like what was he mad at because at the time of like I don't get it. Those matters Johnson he found out we found out why and they had some pretty good quotes on it too after that. So that was pretty fun at Eric. Jones first Bush clash. Win and Joe. Gibbs racing is now the winning team owner in that event up next a well that happened already or may not have. I don't know we won't tell you. Calm Daytona five hundred. Qualifying also happened on the same day but prior to the race. I don't know why we're doing this out of order but that's right ricky. Stenhouse junior with Hendrick power under the hood to come the pole position for the twenty twenty Daytona five hundred with a speed of one nine thousand four dot five two miles per hour for his brand new race team and car. Jt Gee haw racing number forty seven and he totally flipped the script. I'm what we all expected to happen. Here the runaway favorites for this thing the sports teams and when when Ricky stenhouse junior went out and put that lap down it was like wow. He was like a half second faster at the time. That anybody else and it was like man. I don't know I think Stenhouse has got this thing and sure enough car after car after car went out. Couple got decently close but not close enough and Ricky. Stenhouse junior gets it done. That's sweet man. He was released from his team. Rouch fenway racing Yep In the off season and moved to jt doe who were not racing so this has got to be huge for him. It's not a big surprise on. He has some wins at well. I call him play tracks but now I have to call them super speedways I guess. Yeah so not too surprising. And then you you factor in the Hendrick power under the hood and it's you know. I wasn't too shocked. Yeah but at the same time. Jt's had those same motors under the hood for for a couple of years now and they have not competed for polls. So well you gotTa know what to do with it. So I mean Ryan Preece had the same exact equipment under the hood and I think he was what ten through twelfth maybe a little bit further back so Stenhouse definitely got done experience. So let's hear from Ricky on his poll. Run it's The Best Driving Chimera I've ever driven so now it's cool to to keep the streak and something generally think about when you know. Mr Hendrick shows up in Victory Lane knowing that you know. We're running his engine package. Go on to the engine shop and seeing all the guys a couple of weeks ago and Just saying hey to them. It's something different that I haven't driven so to keep the streak alive of the chevys and Hendrick engines on the On the pole and on the front rows Is Pretty cool because I know everybody? Jd racing is is worked. Really hard this off season and You know I think that's what makes it special to me is knowing that Those guys put in the effort. They put in the work Not only just the work but they knew exactly what to do to to make our cars fast. And you know it's it's a good way to start a new relationship Jt and here's Ricky. Stenhouse junior talk about his new race team. There's a handful of that. Feel like we have something to prove. you know and and two of those are In my corner with me At Jay Dee daugherty racing with with Mike and Brian You know I know that I feel like I can still get the job. Done you know behind the wheel and win races like we did in the affinity series and I know Brian Believes in you know what the J. T. G. door to You know the resources that they have at the race shop The the engines the chevys. I mean he just believes and what they what they have and And feel really confident that we're going to be able to show what we both can do. together and. I'm excited to continue that relationship. That was a huge move for me going over there bringing people that I'm familiar with. That have always been in my corner and go to a whole brand new place. I think out have been lost Not having them there But to see the way they meshed with Jodie and Tad and and Ernie the way they've built that place up They smooth transition right in. And you know just being at the shop with with all the new people That that you know that company has and It's been a good off season but we definitely have something to prove and you know I know that this is Daytona five hundred qualifying. You know it's it's one lap It's one weekend but I know that they're putting the same effort into our Las Vegas car. That were that were taken to las. Vegas is what they've been putting into our five hundred cars so I I think this is just signs of things to come of our speed that we're going to have with our forty seventeen and on the outside pole. Another Hendry Guy. Alex Bowman not a stranger to the front row for the Daytona. Five hundred he is confident at Daytona. Yeah for sure. Obviously coming down here for five hundred qualifying Everybody H. Mass put so much effort into these speedway cars and as a racecar driver. There's not much you can do to make go faster but you can sure screw them up so at least I didn't do that and Just proud of all the guys back at the shop and in Shop Chessy Shop Shop. We brought for really good race. Cars obviously Hendrick engines in the forty seven as well so proud of all those guys. I think we're GONNA have a great race car in the race. Cars have been driving really well as well so Just excited to be back here with the with the new body. I think that's That's GONNA be really great for US and Valvoline car. Looks Really Cool so It's been a good weekend. So far and Alex Howell. The wind affected his race car. You know get getting off of turn two. There's a flag at the end of the back straightaway that you can see kind of see where the wind is at and what it's doing. The car kind of fell on its face off a turn to And you could see. The flag was pointed straight at me so I knew we had a really big headwinds. So you know wasn't really aware of of where the winds were For all the other guys so I was a little worried about that but obviously didn't hurt US too bad. I like to be a little better but still pretty. Hello is this state-owned wind just blowing? Yeah you are. I like to slow race cars down. That's really rude of you. I would you do that. I'm evil we all. Kinda figured that good. I do the same on Sunday here all week. two shows on Friday. Here's a coupon here's some debris for you to that. Might Win as weirdest guest ever possibly he. Yeah he had whole repertoire. Figured out to came in. That was pretty nice. Yeah yeah that was. Just that was weird. How he just kind of blew through here it was mad daytona five hundred. Carry this weekend just going to let that would slide. Yeah go because I don't Care Daytona five hundred this weekend. I am so pumped I am so jacked up right now why. I'm just ready man. It's been a long off season. We've been working hard. And this is what it's all about. I am so pumped up. Yeah the working hard part I agree with. We have to work harder. When there's no racing I agree so now. That's the easy part of the season. We can just kind of lounge around and let things come to us. That's right it's super. It's it's a piece of cake. Yes cake is delicious and really good and awesome. We prefer I like a good Like a cream cheese frosting cheesecake cheesecake. A work. It's too rich unless it's like the fluffy kind fluffy yeah they have like a fluffy cheesecake. That's really good. What are you even talking about? And who fluffy cheesecake cheesecake factory? Of course who goes to the cheesecake factory? Well it's built into the name I suppose since we're talking about a sponsor that's good. I like the cheesecake factory. If you'd like to sponsor the final APP give us an email subpar cheesecake to say the least. Now you're doing it. Somebody's gotTa do it. Come home sponsored. I had them. They were ready to sign. They're like wow you did it. Well they turned it off before I said what I said and they already wrote their check. Maybe up next we are going to hear from the defending Daytona five hundred champion his name Denny Hamlin. He drives the eleven car for total team. Effort Joe Gibbs racing on fell w I thought you were going to say next week from the CEO of the cheesecake factory like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap. This is the final weekly. I'd House we get you all set up for the start of the two thousand twenty Nascar Cup series season and of course the Daytona five hundred the sixty second annual of that thing. I figured we hear from the defending race winner. How about Denny Hamlin? Yeah he is of course defending champion at this race but is he considered a superspeedway. Ace by now. Yeah I mean it is I mean. People think of us a lot of times throughout my career has been a short-track guy. And really I D- Myself short-track guy who's just adapted really well to superspeedway racing and a lot of that has come from watching some of the best do it. Tony Stewart I think is a great example of someone that I learned a lot from on super speedways and even though he didn't win this race he put themselves in position to win a lot of them so he's the guy that I kinda idolized and looked at the way he did things deal juniors well and he just learning. I feel like I'm I'm really over. The second half of my career have really been a student to the game on. How can I improve? How can I put myself in a better position to finish these races? Oh of course would like to become a back to back Daytona. Five hundred champion the first one in twenty five years. Yeah I mean. It's it's tough but there is more confidence you know the things that you've been doing has been successful and I won't change any of that because I until it doesn't work anymore and and I have to adapt so I think that it's been you know really a great run. We've had over the last eight years in particular we've been in a factor to win every Daytona five hundred. Seems like for the last decade? So I I come here thinking that. There's no reason that should be any different. He can kind of sense when things go south in the draft at over two hundred miles an hour. Yeah I mean I really trust my intuition instincts. I mean I can feel when the level of intensity gets starts ramping up and there's been times where I've just remove myself from that situation like I'll just pull out of the draft and and go backwards and say that there's something about to happen here and I know the odds of statistics are going to say in this position. I'm sitting in. There's a high percentage. I'm going to be in Iraq here so I'll get myself out of it. Get to the finish and then then go from there I I am upfront more. So it seems like there's the you would think that the changes of the big one starting. You're going to be free from it. But I mean over. The last few years the average position from the big starting has went from six to third so now you have to be even further up front to try to avoid statistically where you're going to be to be in it so. I think it's always changing. And you gotta continue to adapt and make sure you since when you feel that hair on the back of your neck stand up. Stand get out in time to time to make sure you put yourself in a position to get to the finish. Still even with that sense. Something bad could happen. Talk about trying to be in the right position but that doesn't mean I'm not GonNa get wrecked on the first lap. I mean there's just it's just one of those things where you know in any other sport right when your competition makes a mistake capitalize and in our sport competition makes a mistake and it can cost you as well. So that's what's really different about it. But I I just try to make sure I put myself in the best position that I think is the safest position that doesn't mean always make safe moves but I feel like the movie made are thought out and I try to manage my wrist. But it's just part of it. I mean I think the law of averages would tell you that I'm due to get crashed out about six or seven Daytona five hundred because the last six or eight I haven't and I've been in factor to be at the end so you just never know and I'll continue to try to do the same thing but who knows what happens on Sunday. Denny Hamlin has the story about his early racing dreams and how there's vivid detail and how they've come true. It's kind of scary. Actually have a listen. Yeah I mean it was very interesting for me because at the time I was living in Virginia and the Redskins was my favorite team. That's our home team. There in Virginia and so my favorite football coach starting a race team at a time where I was hooked in the racing bug right there when I was twelve years old. It was a it was a perfect combination. I mean I I. It's weird I used to have dreams of like driving the Fedex car. This is when I was a kid before the Fed ex even had a race team and so for me to sign with my favorite football coach. Have the sponsor that That I had dreams about. It was just really weird that it all played out that way. I mean I ended up getting the same number that I grew up racing as a kid. I grew up in purple white eleven and I I stayed with a purple y Levin here my cup series so I think a lot of that word the dreams came from is that hey you know at the time thinking of the Purple Purple White Fedex car in the Cup series and ten years later they data race team and daddy tells us how Joe Gibbs went from the NFL TO NASCAR yeah. I'm not sure how that came about. I think that When he retired from coaching or or was getting towards retirement at coaching. He was looking obviously at what he was going to do. He's not just one of those guys sits at home and and and just hangs out chores around the house he he he works. He likes to work hard. And that really is in my opinion the difference in him and any other team owners that He's he's at the shop every single day at eight. Am calling sponsors and walking down the shot figuring out how we can be faster and Joe is a nice but firm boss. I guess it was probably two thousand eight or nine when we were going through the relation matured and we were going through some growing pains at the time. He stood up and threw his pencil down. And says you know. He looked at all the engineers and says you guys are the ones that said that this was the right move for us. Now you make it work. You know so The drivers were all given them. You know. Hey we need better this or better that but he had the long term plan in place and I. I don't second this second. Guess Joe on anything that he has planned for us and so it's been great relationship that I've had over the last sixteen years with them and continues to grow denny. Hamlin won six races last year. Could someone do the same and be a surprise driver in twenty twenty yeah? I don't think anyone kinda counted on US winning six races last year. So I think that there's always someone within a season that no one saw coming when a lot or multiple races at that that you weren't counting on I don't see that being any different this year with someone else I think organization is obviously primed to have a lot of success. When you look at the short-track package as much as I was advocating for a change to get back to you know a lower wake lower down for several. I mean we didn't finish out of the top five in any of the short tracks last year. So you almost careful what you wish for but I enjoy the challenge of US going out there. I like our chances anytime. There's changes that our organization adapts quicker than anyone when he's not racing. He likes to Play Basketball. And of course golf to try to get his mind off things any talks about golfing with his buddy who happens to be a PGA guy for me. It's my way of unwinding. And your each drivers is so different and actually talked to Rickie Fowler a little bit and I said why are you out here like what what are you. You're not golfing in competition. So what is it? Are you out here practicing or you just bored? I don't WanNa be home. He says I love Golf. He says he actually mentioned it's similar. To what Kyle Larson is right or any of the other guys that like just continue to race race for me. I'm a little different right if I am a Pro Golfer and I'm not golfing that week. I'm not golfing that. We so but each person finds her own way to motivate them to keep doing this. Because this is not an easy thing to do week in week out every driver's different and I found in really from two thousand ten eleven that taking time away was the best way for me to get amped up and be better prepared for the season coming up and finally Denny Hamlin on drivers using private planes and smaller airports and why some drivers choose to do that and go that route. It certainly makes a lot more convenient. And when you think about the net town extra that you'll be able to be home I mean we. We position our airplanes just at an airport. That's fifteen minutes closer because when you add all the stops and how many times yet to go there. It's like at the end of the end of the year. It's like seven and a half days difference that you'll be home just from fifteen more minutes at an airport so it's It's just it's it's one thing that you know not. Everyone does but those that value time at home do more so than often nice to hear from the defending Daytona five hundred champion Denny. Hamlin right here on T. F. L. W. up next more fun and Frivolity as toby joins the show again like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap. Like us. Weekly. Getting you ready for this weekend's race welcome back to the weekly my name is Kerry Murphy Longtime NASCAR media member and syndicated radio host of all things. The final are Co host for the show. Toby Christie NASCAR EDITOR FOR THE FINAL HALF DOT COM and social media director from all things at final APP and his wildly popular Toby Christie Dot Com. I hope no one else takes that trademark away from you do. I think it's pretty obvious that had IT I. Maybe I think it'll be okay. Yeah Yeah how about this? Twenty five years Kerry twenty-five years. That's yeah well. We just had any him on the show. Oh you're like whoa twenty five years what's going on here. I know he has the opportunity this weekend to do something that has not been done in twenty five years. He won't you don't think he will know if he wins. That a ton of five hundred this weekend. He'll be the first back-to-back. Daytona five hundred champion since Sterling Marlin or Sterling Marlin all in nineteen ninety four nineteen ninety five. He won't I don't know man he's got pretty good car. He's very good at these tracks and job. The racing won over half the races last season. So yeah but even he if he if you listen back to the clips we had there. He said the odds are against him. Well yeah the odds are always against you. But at some point the law of averages says one of these guys who's really good at this is going to win this thing twice in a row and if you're going to point any of them Denny Hamlin's just as good as any other guys that are really good at this kind of racing in a wreck out in the first ten laps fan. Come on captain pessimism. He's usually really good at finding a way to get to the finish to monitor what though so I don't know I really think I don't know if he's going to do it but I think in the closing laps he'll have a shot to do it closing laps. I just said what's going to happen. I know I heard what you said. And I'm saying contrary he's GonNa make it to the end and have a very good shot at winning this thing in the closing laps. Don't pick him on your fantasy racing folks just not going to happen here. Music I music queuing of of the official twenty twenty start to the NASCAR season. There it is. I'm excited. This is awesome and according to Kevin Harvick. He's not retiring any time soon. saying in the Media Center Daytona last weekend quote for me. That will keep me in the car for a few more years. I don't know what that was but I didn't bother to look Continuing to quote as we go through twenty twenty three. We will see where we're at and quote current deal was through two thousand twenty one so that extended a couple more years. He also said he'll be scaling back as TV duties especially with the new car coming next year and that leaves some time for his family and testing. And I'm sure toby knows the reason. Yeah so that was the question that led to this was about the TV duties. Oh and why he was scaling back and it was to spend more time with his family and he wants to raise a few more years. And that's why scale back on TV. Spend time with his family in addition to doing his racing. I think he just doesn't want to wear a tie that's what it is. Yep I don't know he's. He was pretty comfortable in this time he does but then he has to wear glasses too so he's got his tie and he's got his glasses for the TV stuff. What if you start wearing like Dick Berggren hat on top of that? That'd be cool. Yeah Yeah I guess I could see Harvard. Wear one of those but not anymore. Because he's going to scale back all even in the car that's fine. I guess with all the sponsorship logos on one of those hats that Bergen wears. It'd be cool so harvick gonNA keep racing. I guess that's what we just said yes. Well that's what I took from that story. I would hope so. He said that he wouldn't be wowed. I think it's passed you. What's out there? Jones doesn't WANNA leave. Jager Oh man all right old guy young guy you go a couple of stories probably lost in the shuffle last weekend. Kerry were the cars of Justin Haley. A Former Cup series winner and Brendan Gone Longtime Likable driver in front of the show. Yep they each made the show for the great American race This past weekend they also happen to be the youngest driver like you alluded to and that's obviously Justin Haley and the oldest driver. Brennan gone in the field. So that's pretty cool. They both made the show on speed. They will of course Both no no. No No. We're not talking about that. That's something else that's right. They might have already done it right so or they didn't. I don't Know Chances. Are they probably will or did people wondering what they're talking about? I WANNA know inside stuff. No that's that's for us to know and you not you'll learn when it's time you will listen to what we decide is important. We give you a little slivers of Information. You take it. That's right. We cut your piece of cheesecake news. You eat it. This is sad jimmy. Johnson's final full time. Nascar Cup series season begins on Sunday. Let's take a moment of silence. Okay so was enough. That's the story. That's it Yep oh wait there is more. I guess. He made news this week by showing up at an indy-car open test at the circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas He tried to hide his appearance by wearing all black. But come on Jimmy Johnson. I mean it's pretty easy to spot right. I don't know if he was trying to hide it but it was weird. The baseball hat he was wearing had nothing on it. Which you know NASCAR drivers have something on at all times. He was shifty shifty. I think he was trying to be but it didn't work out for him. Maybe they won't notice me if I'm all in all black because you know there's no logos it. Might you know discombobulated them. Yeah so he was. The guest of Indycar Jimmy Johnson's obviously made it known that he would like to do some road racing in Indycar after he runs this last fulltime cup series season and From what it looks like from. I don't remember who reported it. Now I'm sorry about that I think it was actually NBC. Sports Their Motor Section He should be running possibly a handful of races in the indycar season. Wow so I have to like another sport. Now have to watch indycar or it's a similar sport. Just different cars right all right. Maybe the show is going to switch. He App we are going to switch to Indycar and Formula One. How about that the final indycar lap of the week cars lower to the ground? Well I don't know it doesn't get much lower than NASCAR car's right now. All right so that's the dragging. That's the Jimmy Story. And there's there's Hendrick stuff too. Yeah how about? This contracts have been signed sponsors. Motorsports have inked new deals carry with the team. Exalted Will Continue on William Byron's number twenty four th through the twenty twenty seven season holy crap. That's a while from now. That's a long time. Yeah I think fourteen races per years what they're doing in the Napa we'll be on the nine car chase Elliott through twenty twenty two and they'll be doing twenty six per season was that a contract signing sound effect. I don't really know what it was. It was like hey crumbling and also like maybe ink sliding onto a piece of paper. I don't know what it was just making sure that I heard that they Truck series team owner Kyle Busch as selected a five race schedule that he's going to run in that series. Because that's the maximum NASCAR allows for other series checkout kyle or rowdy in that series at Las Vegas Homestead Atlanta Texas and the final coming in May at Kansas. So He's you know stacking it all at the beginning of the season that he's done. Yeah it's kind of what he did last year. Do the interesting thing to me from a story. The takeaway was his claim to fame for you as he's a truck series owner. I was trying to take a different spin on it. You did interesting in this case for this story. That's what he is. Okay well last year. He won all five of his truck series starts. What do you think he does this year? Yeah same thing. I mean outclassing. Everyone out there. It's a I think he wins three of the five now. Yeah he's GonNa he's GonNa win all five by like three laps. Wow Yeah pretty not exciting. Exactly that's my point. You just proved my point. My thought is they've moved rudy fuel from the crew chief the fifty one to one of the other. Kbm treks this season. So we'll have a new crew chief to learn who doesn't quite know all the exact change. He likes to make to his car every time he pits. He doesn't need a chief. Secondly Stuart freese has now joined the kbm ranks as a technical ally and he was very close to beaten cal. Bush last year at Texas as it was With his old equipment. So I think with the T. R. D. and KBM connection that that'll push to free over the edge at Texas. He will wheel the number fifty one as per usual. Any ideas with the sponsorship could possibly be on that car. Yeah there were lots of lots of aviation company Cessna and all sorts other ones route. He's going to be on. It knows all aviation companies. So he's just paying for his way for the for the season basically yeah. I'm sure the rowdy low will be on the truck somewhere but it won't be the primary sponsor. Yeah that's called. We have what we call in the business a barter also probably not too much money exchanging hands. It just pays for his private plane and fuel and all the other crap more than likely that's my guess. Hey Daytona five hundred. I hear is this weekend. Whoa is that Ri- excited. I am so excited. I think you mentioned that. The excitement level is higher for you. Yeah I can't be any more excited than right now. All right we got your poll sitter Ricky stenhouse junior outside Alex Bowman Denny Hamlin defending race winner. Who we heard from a ton earlier. It's the twenty twenty sixty second annual Daytona five hundred. Yep and if you're listening to this show after Thursday evening dot com and you'll be able to get the entire starting lineup Daytona five hundred there. You go yeah. We're GONNA home work that out. I guess race one of thirty six two and a half Mile Oval superspeedway used to be restrictor plates. Now their papers pacers right. Yeah that's what it is and so what's funny is with all that we have more horsepower. These Jackson tracks as funny as that is yeah. Isn't that a one hundred more. I think so. Yeah somewhere in there so it's pretty funny. It's funny ha ha. He thirty one degrees of banking is what we're looking at Places on the track. There are three degrees in the strange trial late teen. Now they went ahead and they they changed all the stage length so I copy and paste this year. Actually the do some research especially a good thing no it is not. I do not like to do any extra work then is needed. We all know stage. One length of sixty five laps now stage to another sixty five in the final stage. Well it's not two hundred but that comes at finished. Well I don seventy laps. I guess see I think what they should do is three stages of sixty five and then a final five lap shootout there you go and you know what I think they should book end the season with Daytona. Five hundred stuff did you just. We already talked about that. I know I'm seeing if you're paying attention you've said book in like seven times in the show. I like that term really but then when you throw in the Middle Tier's like bookending this book meeting. That's a road course denny. Hamlin is the defending race winner. Yes he is. We mentioned that earlier in the show and he has a chance we said to pull off a feat that has not been done since sterling. Mara you know what I think. I think he wrecks out in the first ten laps think he makes it to the finish and has a shot at winning. Some of this sounds familiar. So we were having Deja Vu. It's like we've done this show twice eight at least part of it. We've probably done twice. This is the funnier part. I think yes. Check out all the tapered spacing superspeedway action as it is unsound as good as restrictor plate. It doesn't twenty eight kicks off from Daytona with race number one of thirty six cup race. Sunday two thirty. Pm Eastern on Fox. Actually all these are eastern xfinity Saturday two thirty PM on F S One and trucks seven thirty. Pm Friday F S One. Someone right now is like what's he gonNa do to my spacer taper it son neighbor to taper man. But it just doesn't sound good no time now. Verse tapered SPACER Action. No it doesn't were told. It's a total sister restrictor plate and his let like just right. Why why even tell US seriously? We wouldn't know the difference seriously. They could've put the 20-foot-tall spoilers on they're not told us and we would have never known. Those things were so ridiculous. Last week they were over the roof. Yeah that's pretty bad. They've really need to get that ironed out just ahead and put the petty wing on the back of the cars and be done with it. Just loan drive with a with a parachute behind him. Yeah that's too that'd be fun that'd be that would be. I think oil slicks nails. All those kinds of things would be Bananas Bananas sure show fixed a tire on my car. This week. I had a a nail and fix it myself. Okay I just thought I you know I felt like a man doing a manly thing and I thought I'd mention it here on the show G. Give me a break. Well if you do that every time. I'm guessing you would do it every time he did this time. And we've only heard this once in the entire history of the show. I don't really have too many tire issues. I meant like Manley things. Oh all right I will be sure to mention all of them from now on. No you talked about when you placid dipped some stuff. That was pretty cool seeing. What else did you talk fell under that category plastic dipping something? That's Kinda mainly spray painting stuff and whatever you want to do. I actually got to do that to my my new car. I forgot to do that. Yeah give the reminded you. Hey up next. We've got our weekly Joseph Degan because we can't do a show without her. We can't we did she. Did something pretty cool? So we'll talk about the next on so excited I forgot about this. Follow US twitter dot com slash the final lap final lap the final lap weekly back. Here's your host carry Murphy and Toby Christie. Just a couple of guys talking race in my name's Gary Murphy. His name is Toby Christie. We call this entire program the final weekly and it seems like we have Haley Degan on every single week but this time she deserves it. I mean my gosh right seriously man. That's Awesome. That's that's a have nowhere in fact she's going to kick things off with the same enthusiasm that I thought I just had. She's gotTa get warmed up and ready though. So let's let's get. Let's give her the Mike and she's got to get warmed up and get those vocal chords all set. I'll just let her take it. Okay so So what the Hell is that? What I mean why. Wow we think we're going to use that clip more than once but any time that they could edit that out for her right eye anytime. We need a driver's opinion on anything. We're going to go to Haley Degan for the latest. And we've got to play that again. I'm sorry that's just Gold Jerry. Goals here one more time all right. Here's Haley Getting Ready to speak to the media. So just fine. The second time I got exactly ringtone or something what the what the hell happened. All right she did finish second in the ARCA race at Daytona. Not Too Shabby. She's GonNa Break Down Her day pretty much at the end there. I was just I all I wanted to do was finish my goal. This race was top. Three top five was a victory and so Having Michael I was like okay last caution first of all I was already just like please let it go from that last caution before that. Just let it go. Green like two thirds. Good having that caution and I was like. Oh My god Michael is GonNa take the top. I know drew would push him behind him. And so I was like I told my radio. Come on think about all the Times. I've let Michael go past me and stuff the championship last year and I was like I'll help him. I promise I'll pushing I'll let him win. And so that pretty much helped me in the end. I was totally fine. Fishing stuck in. I wasn't GonNa try to do anything to Michael. It's a long season. You got these guys weekend and week out and so It's best to stay on good terms with them. One wreck the leader to grab the win. Come on really. That's something this season. I really wanted to especially coming to argue series alive new drivers. I really wanted to stay away from that. I want people on my side so when you do get in situations like where Michael is. We're all like we can help each other and gets him. Victory gets me a good finish and we're both happy so That was really my goal. Second is a win this weekend hand. I think winning the first race would have been a little too high of standards. For the season everything went downhill. So at least you have something to work towards. I think she should have. Well sure ereck somebody earlier than her. I think she should have just taken out the leader. And that's her trophy and come on. That would have been a headline a headline right. I had plenty of traffic by the way just from her finishing second. I can only imagine what will happen when she wins. One of these things definitely definitely and that was good good showing. I think she's wanted to watch. We say that almost every week but now she is. We're watching her. Yeah so that's our first time ever at a track where you have to draft so I think that's pretty impressive right. They're definitely definitely and she's you know. Hopefully we'll see her moving up the ranks and we'll get more great comments that we can use his drops out. There is that one that one was excellent. I heard that I was going through. You know I always go through all the media audio as best as I can and I heard that I'm like oh I have to isolate that. I have to keep that with how full-throttle she is with how full-throttle she is at all time. This is going to be a recurring. We're going to see this a lot. Oh Yeah we're gonNA bring them all together and that will be old. That will be. I said that to you and I think you fell off your chair. I did and you send it to my iphone and messages and it goes away after like two twenty. Whatever the deal is like twenty minutes or something. That's weird and so I had listened to it like four or five times in my wife came finally came through and I wanted to let her listen to it up and I went and looked at it has gone. Oh no but luckily you hooked me. Happing gave me the file again. I saved that's right all right one more time. One more time to close out the show Haley and getting warmed up to talk to the media. Okay so all right checkered flag flying this show. Wow that doesn't get all this has been the final half way catches next week right here. We'll recap the Daytona five hundred and preview Las Vegas and all the stories in between toby. You and I will chat next week. We will man's going to be great daytona five hundred everybody tuna. 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#536 Bowman / Custer / Dover

"This is the final lap weekly. Cering the latest bass car, racing news, driver interviews, race, preview, opinions, discussion, rumors, and more. Now, here's Carrie Murphy until we Christie, just a couple of guys talking racer. The final half weekly is on this is the show where we talk about things. NASCAR, I am Toby. Christie NASCAR editor and all things. Lots of other things here, social media director. What else do I do? Lots of titles anyway. I've joined with the happiest guy, the our Kerry Murphy. How're you doing. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, you don't sound so excited. There pal. I'm not why not. I'm a bit depressed Bill. Okay. Well, that being said, are you ready to talk some NASCAR? What of? Okay. Well, since Carey so into the show, be sure to subscribe as thing. The final weekly, we don't have another show anymore. Do we. No. You're so awful anyway, describing this show at apple podcast, Google podcasts or your favorite podcast directory like Spotify. I heart radio tune in radio, Stitcher, radio, cast box, all sorts of places like that. Just search for the final weekly. Click on subscribe. You oughta medically, have our shows delivered to all of your devices and while you're there, give us a five star rating that really helps us out Carrie Murphy. We have a lot to talk about today on the show. Okay. Yeah. So we've. Are you so excited? Man? He was top five. All he had to do is finished. Second, just follow the seventy eight. That's that's all he had to do, right. I'm sure you're talking about Jimmy Johnson here. We don't have to worry about that carry. It's okay. There's always next season. How about this? We've got the volt talk about what you're kind of alluding to. That was a heck of a race, crazy, wild final lap there. So we'll get into that here in a minute. How about this Alex Bowman newly onto the next round of the playoffs? And Cole Custer will be on the show interviews in this this episode. Here's that's pretty cool. Those are pretty strong interviews that'll pep me up. Absolutely. Yeah. See you're already getting back with the with the grew, here's that's good. That's awesome. And I think we're going to have some new personalities in this segment here that we talked to. I'm sure Jimmy Johnson playoffs hopes will be on the show here soon, so that's good. How did you get that interview? It's not easy, but we, we reach out at some PR people and they pushed us in the right direction. So it's good. Jimmy Johnson's playoff hopes is now a CARA. Actor? Yes, of course. Why wouldn't I wouldn't it be okay. So I go to Charlotte rove let's go straight victory lane and we don't wanna get any other stuff. Do we? We're not messing around anymore. I mean, we're going right to victory laying. So go onto join Ryan Blaney first win of the season. Second career win advances to the next round of the playoffs with said, win, and here's Ryan blaming talk about the chaos ensued on the final lap kind of the strategy for the racist. You know, really don't give up stage points and try to maximize on that side of it. And we did a really good job of of the strategy of being able to win that second stage and you know stretching on fuel. And when that when that stage that was really big, four, second of setup are all day. Even though we had to go to the back and pit again. You know, we're able to kind of put ourselves spot where towards end of the day, we were just racing eight and fourteen and we were just riding, you know, right in front or behind the eight just because we didn't wanna let him out of our sight. So when he paid it towards the end of the race, we pitted just to stay on the same strategies with fourteen, but we put ourselves in a spots. Kep lies on something happening and we did, but you know, really big to be able to win for Roger. You know, obviously that's not the way I'd want to do it. I want to go out and dominate the race, these these whenever you went something like this, it's weird feeling. I don't really want to call it an undeserved feeling, but I it's just kind of an odd feeling. We put ourselves into get spot, but now it was worked out for us. But yeah, we were trying to third, I was just thinking about points. You know, we were. We were on points and I was just cool with riding around in third. But then that situation happened. We happened to be there kerchief guy, Jeremy bulletins that too. Yeah, you know, for us the the race keet a lot off the stage points, you know, being what our situation was coming in. We need to get every point we could today. And so we made a play to to win stage two and knew we had our work cut out for us to get back to the front because of that. But it just worked out, you know, the, the play that we made panned out in the last age. We had. Rush tires at the end. And the cautions were working out for us to gain some track position. And we were in position when those guys got together on the last lap that you know, I think since we everybody, I saw the the track map. We shouldn't come into the checkers going to be interesting and it was it just worked out. We were in the right place at the right time, and here's a team Representative. Everyone wondered what was really going to happen here with your oval in lots of the drivers that teams. Well, it's going to be something, but I think the fact that it was cut off, you know, for the for the next playoff made it more interesting. There was so much strategy going on a lot of racing, and I think the the end and with Brad and certainly the forty two there at the end. It was terrific show, and I think that is fans start to understand the strategy because you can pit early, you contently. There's lots of things that once we get that communicated out to to our fan base, I think it's a beta huge difference. And obviously, we were very, very happy to see young Ryan when this race. So for me and for Marcus in the whole industry, I think changes important for us and this is something I felt it was good. And certainly I think at the end of the day, people would vote, there was some racing, some finish. Gets we were prepared for this show. Yeah, so that's that's good. So that team Representative say they get. All right. So let's run down the rest of the top ten here. We've got Jamie McMurray who actually had in my fantasy picks because I figured he's kind of a good road course. Racer. Right? And he ended up second. That's wild. I mean, I didn't really see much of him throughout the day. He was solid top five most today, but using hear much about them and then there ends up second. That's not bad Clinton Boyer with a mangled race car. I don't understand how he finishes, third and moves onto the next round, and Jimmy doesn't. I don't understand, but not for you to understand. That's just what happened. That's that's reality. So that's good. Run for Boyer even though it was kind of twisted mangled. I'm pretty sure he's excited about moving onto the next round, Alex Baumann guest on the show so good to see him doing well, boom. Yeah, he had a pretty good weekend actually didn't run any huge barriers and go flying through the air or anything. So that's always good. Kurt, Busch is a stat. He is the very first pole-sitter for the Charlotte wroval at number five and finishes it up with a top five finish, and he was pretty strong. So we're gonna weird. This car kind of faded over the first run on this thing, which kind of is what led him to be like top-five instead of the the guy you would expect to win, but not a bad day for chase. Elliott's car was like pristine, yeah. How did he do that? I don't know. And apparently being having a pristine car doesn't lead to, you know, much more than six place finish for six places. Good enough to get you in the next round of the playoffs, I guess, was AJ ding or smoking crack in this show or in this race was what he was just he was a not racing like a true road course veteran. He was racing like Jimmy Johnson. Well, I remember he was announced that he was gonna be let go. So he's racing with reckless abandonment. He's got nothing left to to, but win the race. So that doesn't race like an idiot, didn't think we could smoke. Like cra- smoking crack on the show. So that's good. Well, he, you know, he's known for the road to recovery program, right? Oh, wow. What what? Well, I'm bitter. I have to take it out on somebody. I can tell me carry Murphy coming in strong this week. My goodness, Jimmy, Johnson number eight. Yes, he is. We've got, like I said, stay tuned. We've got Jimmy Johnson's playoff hopes on the line ready to go here in a moment. So that's good. But all he had to do was follow true x. in for second place, that's it right now. So you say that right now care Murphy, but I know darn well as you're sitting on your couch, you're watching this unfold as Jimmy Johnson's sitting there. Second-place closing in aren't sure shooter in the final AP, I guarantee he were not wanting him to finish that and you're wanting him to go for the win March you. Can you hear my voice right now? Well, yeah, sounds a little off. So yeah. Yelling. Yeah. So when that was the case, I guarantee your, yes, he's going to go for. No, no. Yes, logo with Ono is the words I use. I'm sure there were a little bit more expletives in there, but that's okay. But now I got kids in the house. It was still more than Ono though, but, hey, man, he, he went for it. You have to at least give them that it didn't turn Arn. Oh, darn. He went for it though. That's what she always wanna see, Jimmy Johnson. It's been like a year and a half since he last one race. Just stuffed in that final corner open for the best and got some, we'll hop and it just did not stick. He spun around caught tricks on the way back around who's the leader spun him around as well. And Jimmy Johnson ends up eighth and one point short of moving on in the playoffs carry. You had to bring that up again? Well, head to, yes. By the way that kind of. Kind of proves the point that drivers are not points racing. They are thinking about that. They are looking for the checkered flag, and that's it. Especially if they're in striking distance of said, checkered flag. We've seen that for sure here. So anybody who thinks anything different in kind of go home this point. And that was a wild finish wild final app still if it wasn't for Jeffrey and argon spun out Jimmy Johnson's still fine, but Jeff Earnhardt spun out by another another backmarker and that allowed the Kyle Larson to get by for that pivotal point that he needed great more people to blame it was there's so much happen. It's hard to blame it on any one person or anyone thing, but there is so much the happen. There is just crazy stuff. Let's just be honest here the the hype. It lived up to it in those final laps of the race, all the hype, that all the media not just us all the media across the board, even the drivers, they were hyping the heck out. Out of this thing and it all came to a head in those final, I'd say eight laps, yeah, you building throughout the whole day and you see the different parts of the track that we're gonna lead to exciting moments later on. I mean, it was just a wild track. Awesome format for this thing. You know, kudos out to Charlotte Morris, Marcus Smith and all those guys this, this turned out to be. I mean, this is a dream scenario to have a final battle like that and then just have crazy finish like that and then a young star of the sport, Ryan linings winning. You can't scripted any better. How about Ryan Kevin? Harvick finished knife and gonna branded up top ten by the way. Official in list there. I don't care. If we have to, let's get to the, let's get to the eliminated drivers if we have to. But I'm not going to be a part of it. You're not going to be a part of this. I'd rather not. Okay. Well, a little start list off Jimmy Johnson. He's eliminated. All he had to do was follow the seventy eight in for a second place finish. That's all he had to do no title for you. So that's too bad. Austin Dillon also limit Dinnie Hamlin. Another championship heavyweight two year in year out an air Jones. Just never had any luck in this first round of the playoffs. Yeah, he's also eliminated as well. So. Jimmy Johnson lumped with Austin Dillon who went to the garage with a just a steaming pile of wreckage. How is he loved in that category as lumped in that category by his own, by his own mistakes, they made a mistake on the final app. And as we've seen the final app is the most important lap of the race and that is the lap. That is where things like that happen. And so his decision in the final set of turns is what led to him being eliminated from this playoffs. All right. I'm surprised actually that Denny Hamlin is in that that group as he just again, Kelly air Jones. Everybody got much going in this first round. You know pit road snafus have been there, their achilles heel throughout the entire season, and they've just had little weird things that take them out each week. It seems they always got a fast car even qualifying really well here lately, just the the race results and the in race management just is not there. I don't know what what they can do differently. I don't know if they need to move some some pieces around, but there's just something wrong on race day for the eleven team. So how crazy of a Finnish, you know, it was a chaotic, exciting, thrilling kind of race when you got three drivers tied in points hoping to move onto the next round of the playoffs. That's that's how this ended up drivers on pit road, not knowing their fate. Yeah, it was funny, Eric. Merola said that going into the day, he was just hoping to be plus one at the end of the day. But then he said, okay, well, zero works. Yeah, so that's that's why I can't a three way tie for that final spot that is as close as it gets. And you know what for anybody who is saying the Roble was a bad idea, and there were no passing opportunities and this that and the other all this stuff. All the people who are saying up to this point, I guarantee you we would not have had this dramatic in this awesome of race on the regular Charlotte Motor Speedway lay out. So what you're telling me is is Jimmy Johnson, can't win the championship this year. He's officially done here. You, sorry. All right. I hold on wait. There is still away what? What if they take the cars back to the are indeed center and somebody feels inspection just big enough to get a penalty that would allow Jimmy Johnson, the bump into the top group there do that. Do that see there you go like that. So there's still hope Kerry maybe. Who does that have to happen too? Who's who's I guess when infraction is. But you know anybody with me something wrong with the forty two car. I mean, look at it. Oh, man. So there's always hope care. You never know. But throughout the week, practices were chaotic. We saw probably the biggest crashes of all time. Single car crashes, at least you know, you know, Michael McDowell, notwithstanding with Bubba Wallace, they're going through that that chicane wall. And then of course there Jones doing as well. Those are just huge horrific crashes, but they're wipeouts throughout the entire week of practice and leading up to this thing. And the fact we didn't have more cautions during the actual race is pretty impressive. Drivers really learned a lot throughout the week, I think. But man the the race track and loud was very treacherous for these guys. Yeah, I don't think Bubba wanted to even race after his his practice sessions. No. I mean, he Lawson every set of turns that there were, and then of course went through the wall to finish things off. So you know if I were hacked wouldn't wanted to either, but man, that's, uh. Man, the track I can't get over it that is just something different man that that Rover really turned out to be a pretty challenging challenging of these guys. We're recapping the the Charlotte wroval weekend the the last race in this particular segment, just a couple of minutes left here on the race recap here for for that race and I, it was just absolutely incredible. I mean, stage one winner, Kyle Larson seem like he was on his way to winning this thing. He had such a strong car. Yeah, just a just married this past week by the way. So that's pretty cool. Yeah, congrats. Yeah, that's awesome. They had a awesome looking wedding. It seemed like MRs Kay Larr. So then we also had Erica, I'm roll the guy who just barely tied to get his way and also had heavy damage to his car when he was born the twenty four car with a lot with who had a flat right front tire. And then of course, later spun again. So there was a lot of chaos for Eric. I'm role during the day and I can't believe he ended up rebounding the way did. Did you see how motivated he wasn't that final run the crew Ray Jim. You need a few spots here and he just got up on the wheel and you could see he was overdriving thing, and every turn just to try to get ahead of each car and he got what you needed. So that man, that's, that's impressive. What? What about Larson though, with the wheel, all in the front suspension gone and he had to make that last chicane you know, try to turn the car and make it at one spot that was literally sitting almost by the start finish line. Yeah, it was wild because Jeff, Earnhardt accounting and things directive was rolling a little bit and call arcing just pummeling through the the final chicane there slams into the wall. And this Kurtz right by him for that last spot that was just man. I mean, there are so much determination into so much such crazy, even Jimmy Johnson, you know, he didn't get it done, but what he did was awesome. You know, he went for the win, no tricks fans. They're not very excited about it, but man, that was that was the essence of what we want. We want guys going for the win and sure enough. He barreled down in there and got a little too deep. The car didn't didn't stick in in that wiped him out. But man, he went for the win, which is something the the years before this format. And then of course, before this track this wroval we just haven't seen in the closing laps at places like Charlotte. So this is very a very nice change of pace. I think true ex with the immediate payback by the way spinning the forty eight car. That was fun. Yeah, I didn't hear from tricks afterwards. I guess he kind of pulled a collision, this left town, I think so. I think he was done. Late stages of the race, though everybody was handing the checkered flag over to break has Laos key, though. Yeah. I mean, you would think he had at one and all of a sudden went through the heartburn turn. They're a little too hot and slammed into the wall. Apparently our bills will follow them this exact speed and they'll just piled in their crazy crazy stuff. That was the restart. Yeah. I mean, everybody just piled into their. Yeah, collected Cal Bush Calar some Merola, William Byron, a bunch more and even Kyle Busch out of the care sir and said, yeah, we all just forgot how to drive just went in there too hard. All their tires, and they didn't know if they were gonna stick and while now when we know the answer now. Yeah, and that's the thing in a lot of a lot of racing when you're in a big pack of cars like that, especially on restart is judging what you're doing based off water bills doing around. So the guy that's leading the whole parade goes in there too hot usually else is going to go into hot, too is you can judge, you're breaking based on real breaking so man, that's that's crazy moment to. We've seen a lot of stuff that brought out a red flag late. And then of course, that led to our an ultimate finish between Martin shirt. Junior, Jimmy Johnson, two. So now we are going to go to an interview here with Jimmy Johnson's playoff hopes. Is that right? I think that, yeah, I think somehow you wrangle that interview? Yeah. Right. So Mr. Mr. hopes, how're you doing. Wow, you sound a little little down pallor UK well, we're not in the playoffs. So no, I'm not. Okay. So you're officially dead. We're talking to a living dead. Is that what's going on? All we had to do was follow the seventy eight in. Have you had chance to talk to Jimmy about this yet? No, I'm depressed. We'll when everything kind of settled down will you can have a conversation with them about how this all transpired? No, I'm Jay rest. All right. Well, I mean, you know, that's awesome. I hope everything turns out. Okay. For is you know if you need any help but us, no, but you're not really much you should have heard me during the the race when he was doing will? Yeah, like a lap earlier. You don't wanna hear me when I'm excited. Final lap weekly is on. This is the final land weekly. Live with us once again is Alex Bowman. Welcome to the program. Yeah, thanks for having me. All right till you had a chance to do burnouts on Las Vegas boulevard in front of the cops, how cool is that? Yeah, it was neat. Show cars were all hurting a little bit. So it was interesting like Austin Dillon had a specific burnt out car built for for for that and never crossed my mind to do so is a little tough to get that thing going, but but it was all right. It was pretty neat. How would you rate yours compared to the others? Well, I had like the slowest steering box ever. So it's really hard to control like where when keep up with the steering. So I don't know. I mean, I was probably mid pack feel like like Denny had a pretty good one Austin's was pretty good. Jimmy's was good about chasing the Ryan. I mean, is there anything those don't do together? It's like, man, they. They, they sure like to do everything together, that's for sure. That's for sure. For the playoffs, you got the emojis on the side of the car when I saw years ago. Yeah, that's him, and it's got rookie stripes on it. So that's the best part. So got thought of that. Yeah. We social media team and Kelsey thought it was a good idea. So we actually have tricked people because people at media day yesterday we're asking me what it's like to be the first rookie to make the playoffs. So obviously their fact checking their questions very, very strongly, but no, it's it's been pretty cool. You won't get that question for me. I appreciate it. I mean, I was pretty excited when I got asked it yesterday. I was just excited that that somebody actually asked. I thought it was funny. Now you're in the playoffs. Are you taking all this in? It's pretty cool. Yeah, it's cool to be a part of a really. It's just business as usual. I mean, we come to the racetrack to do the best job. We can each and every week and that's not gonna stop or or ramp up. There's no ramping up because we've been at ten tents every. Week. So. We're just gonna keep digging and keep fighting. I saw the Peyton Manning video. I getting you ready for the playoffs. I mean, that's got to be pretty special for you. Yeah, it was neat for sure. It's cool. You know, Nationwide's being such a great partner to get kinda share that with Peyton and the other partnerships that they have has been pretty cool. We're on with the Alex Bowman. You're on the cover of video game, NASCAR, heat, three with your teammates. I mean, that's that's awesome. Yeah, it's pretty crazy. I never thought thought that would happen by any means. I didn't even know about that tell pretty late, but. No, it's it's cool to be on it. I haven't played it yet, but I'm looking forward to checking it out. Have you seen anything about it? Is it? Is it a step up from to. Yeah. I mean, it's the new one, so it's gotta be better? Right. I never played the last one or really the one before that. So I think the last the last NASCAR game I played was probably like old, Yay sports NASCAR game. So it'll be be interesting. And like I said, look forward to checking it out as a little surreal to see your car and go, you know, that's that's the one I the real one I drive. Yeah, but you can't play as your own car, right? I mean, that's like wearing your own t. shirt. You gotta play it somebody else. So I'm gonna play Jimmy Johnson when I get to check it out enjoys, maybe I'll learn some of his skills from the video game. So with the case, Cain sitting out with the dehydration fans are wondering how important is it to to hydrate early and and what do you do on a hot weekend for racing? Yeah, just really try to stay on top of electrolyte levels and stay hydrated. It's tough. It's a dry heat out here, but man, it is hot. So. Scott to stay on top of it, but it's part of what we do. How soon do you start. Tuesday Monday. I mean, just yeah, just always trying to say hydrated. It's easier that way than trying to play catch up later in the week. Have you found the the racing has been increasing and intense intensity as we get to the play offs? Not really. I feel like we're everybody's ten ten every week like nobody's laying over because it's not a playoff race or whatever. So I think it's it's really gonna stay about the same. It's just we're gonna keep digging and hopefully get some good stage points and and be running a little better than we have the last couple of weeks a couple of the wild cards on the schedule, the wroval. Everybody's looking at that. What are your thoughts? Yeah, it's interesting interesting place for sure. I'm. Pretty curious as to how the race is going to go. I think everybody is. I mean, you nobody has a notebook obviously. But I mean, you could see like ten cars finishing and everybody else crashing out. So it's just so hard not to crash there by yourself and around. Other cars is going to be interesting for sure. Are you leaning on any other drivers to try to get around that place? Or are you one of the drivers? They come to? I think all of our notebooks are about the same right now, so I don't think anybody's leaning on anybody. The four hundred teammates office worked together and go from there. Phoenix isn't exactly while car, but they changed it up. I mean, start finishes in a different place and tall renovated excited to see it. Yeah, I'm pretty excited to see it. I sat in the stands there and got baked alive, plenty of times as a kid. So I think how they've moved the grandstands and all that will be great for the fans lot more shade and hopefully puts on a good show. I mean, I don't think the racing gonna change. Obviously, the tracks the same start finish line just moved. But it'll be interesting for sure. Have you caught a at least a recording of Dale junior and his coverage on NBC and what do you think? I think he's done a great job. It seems to be pretty excited up there all the time. He's seems yell a lot, so I'm just hoping he can hold onto his voice for the next next ten weeks because of how much he's yelling up there, but it's it's cool to see him up there and bring so much excitement to the sport. Maybe he'll need a vocal coach. I don't know that I'd be any good for that, but I'll try at the post race last week. You mentioned you're only race to modern cars. What are you working on right now? So we had a garage race coming up with with Mr. h and the two corvettes. But. Who knows when or if that's going to happen. Think both of us are a lot of talk. Mike, ours ready. His car's not so ready. It's been sitting for quite a while, but it's just such a pain to put it all together. You know? So hopefully it happen soon, but we'll see what's the horsepower on it. Both cars make about eleven hundred. Yeah, they're not slow because they saw Jay Leno. Take a one of those pre pre pre-production models around only like seven hundred. I think they're, they're not stocked by any means. So we have a lot of fun with them. He's got so many cars, so it's just the one that's evenly matched or close to at least, but it'll be fun. You got it up to two hundred? Yeah, I don't. I don't. We're only race in quarter miles, so I don't think we'll be doing that. All right. Last question if they're making a movie about Alex, what actor would you like to see play you? That's a tough one. They made a movie about Tim Richmond and got Tom Cruise to play. So I mean, Tom Cruise going down cruise, Tom Cruise. It is Alex moment. Thanks so much for the time, and good luck this weekend. All right. Thanks. I appreciate it. Mike us at Facebook dot com. Slash the final lap like us. Final weekly getting you ready for this weekend's race. Welcome back to the final quickly. My name is Kerry Murphy. 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It's just our thing. I would guess that other NASCAR podcast probably don't do that. Yeah, I would imagine not. I don't think I've listened to a few of them and their little more buttoned up usually. So I don't think that they, they do those things. Yeah, we started button we, we started as a buttoned up kind of, here's your stats on a platter kinda show, and that was not fun. I may. It was all right, but I think for you know, there's a lot of that out there. I think for what we do now and what we've evolved into, I think it's a cooler fund more fun service for everyone. It's more like a casual hang out for a bunch of NASCAR fans listening about the sport, and I like it a lot better. I think yes. Yes, definitely. I like the way you were to that casual hangout for NASCAR fans. We should work that into the title somewhere funnel casual, hang out for NASCAR fans. There you go instead of a couple of guys talking racing because that's kind of been played ready. Yeah, for sure. Definitely has what we call the final app chat podcast or something. Well, let's not because that was the original title I know. Oh, okay. I thought you were messing with me or something. No, no. Now now, by the way, thanks so much to Alex Bowman for taking the time to join us on the program, had had a chance to chat with him. It's always cool to have the the eight guy on the program. That's awesome. You know, guys that are in the midst of playoff battles, you know, taking time out Carrie Murphy during all that. So that's really cool to these guys do that. We really appreciate it and it makes the show awesome. The fans love to hear from these guys, and that's gonna be a good one, Kerry and he's he's while we already listened to it. So it was good, right. You're kind of your your timeframe is all off. It's not a wacky this week. Disoriented. I'm a little bit too. So I think it's because we're coming off that wild crazy weekend. We saw at Charlotte and the wroval and it was added to the this year schedule is kind of a curve ball or wildcard. No, everybody forgot about Talladega once that was added for sure. Man, for sure. It's, I still cannot believe they made that in the limitation raise. That is awesome. That NASCAR did that. That's pretty cool. Well, think about it. They had they added the role a road course at Charlotte. I mean how crazy ideas that they move. The start finish line at Phoenix, which we're going to see in a in a few weeks to turns one and two as as wild as that sounds. And so now poor Talladega is out there going truck have to do. The tracks and tires these days on our show have like, burst analogies is great. L. sound like the same dopey personality? Well, that's I think that the comedy on that one. So yeah, that's great. I'm Telladega superspeedway previously the the, the big wild card in the playoffs. And and now I'm not anymore because other tracks were added with their own gimmicks and I've got Rex lots of wrecks. What's what's going on. I feel bad for you. Talladega superspeedway your for so long. The thing we talked about so much playoffs you, you should feel bad for me. I do feel bad. What can I do? Ease the pain, Sabe law, excuse me, say blah. Okay. Blah, tell the dago superspeedway blow. Talladega superspeedway. All right. A rare appearance from Telugu supersede way on the program that's that's pretty rare to will. We'll never be credentialed to that track day. Track does not talk that way. We have the bad is track in the land. He's not mopey or dopey. So okay, we, we've discussed all those changes. What would would you do anything else to the schedule to just really mix things up? Ditto hundred laceration the season. You know, I said that if you years ago and you mocked the heck out of me. How about this Daytona road course rates for the last race of the season? I love that too. That's a house. Good. It does. I say Daytona five hundred to start. Regular, I guess four hundred in July. When is that? Now it's still kind of around there. And then like you said, that would be awesome book and the season with Daytona kind of like the Rolex. Twenty four. And what's funny is a track half to do homesteads been so exciting. Last few seasons. Wonder plays it. Exactly. This is wild, but I do think there needs to be some kind of rotation there. At some point there has to be. Even if it's the same ten tracks. I think different track at the very end of it. It doesn't the ship brave. I would love to see move around. So each market had a chance to see the penultimate Cup series race each season. Well, now they can't do anything. When is it till like twenty twenty or something like that, everything's locked in twenty twenty there. Yeah. Now we don't know if the Roble is going to return next year. Right now, we know it's, we don't know, but you know what we saw this past week. We'll see. Yeah, yeah, definitely. Now we've got a new president. No, not that one. NASCAR has a new president, Steve felt he took over on October first and was on that boss CBS show thing. Yeah, undercover boss. Yes, that one, I, I look at who Steve Phelps was and now he's running the whole thing. Yeah, he's a really worked at the ladder. You know pretty quickly when you little. Gist of everything there, but he needs a a big black moustache. Yeah, yeah, big, thick, black moustache drowns out the rest of his face one that talks and is a guest on our program. That would be pretty cool. You know, we accept that. Yeah, absolutely. Even though Mike helton's still around doing stuff. Yeah, he is. And man, I wish you would do more though we, we need to see more of Mike Helton maybe even just check in and to a segment during the race on the broadcast each week or something. So do you think Steve is going to do a good job? For instance, maybe remove the white background on the emoji things that was one of the worst calls I've ever seen. Just my nine year old. The first when he saw Kyle Busch's cars, like, what is that in? Why is it so ugly. Yeah, it's. I don't know. I wish I could've had the whole board meeting like recorded so he could see what was like during it. Yeah. Junior, just rip the idea immediately. He didn't even podcast. Oh my gosh. Well, nobody even knew is happening at he was the first one of the Braga bay rone's. What does this. And you know how particular Dale Jr. is with, you know, skirt painting and how the car looks and is very detail oriented. When it comes to the look of a race car is down to the way the number slants on the side of the car, everything. Everything has to be certain way for that guy, and he saw those. He didn't like him sub. Sure. Dale Genucel out. He wasn't racing this year and we'll sit in the playoffs just for that reason. Dover is on tap this weekend. Some say it is absolutely just like Bristol, only double the size. Some say that I don't. I do. It's called the monster mile which is a self cleaning concrete high banked oval. Now it's not, you know, dirty that kind of self cleaning. If a car gets into a wreck, it just, you know, sends the car down to the bottom, right? The bottom. So straightaways are lined by walls. So see previous comment place opened in nineteen sixty nine holds one hundred thirteen thousand rabbits. Screaming foaming at the mouth, NASCAR fans the lure favorite kind minutes. Like I've got goals that are like that, I think probably, yeah. Hey, did you know there is a point six to five mile horse racing track in the infield Dover downs, I guess, is what they call it holds harness or racing events. One horsepower one. Lap. How Lehman week, right? Well, back when I first started watching the sport carried Dover International Speedway was actually known as Dover downs International Speedway, and that was because the track on the inside of the the infield there. How old are you? Wow, you've surpassed me, you know. All right. Toby gets the boring stats. Sweet. I'm so excited about this Dover speedway playoff race, round number two, race number one, track size. One mile. Of course. It's the monster mile banking turns one and two and three and four twenty four degrees and that thing looks massive on this little bitty one mile racetrack nine degrees down the straightaways thousand seventy six feet for the front, stretch thousand seventy six feet for the backstretch. We all just an alert. Equidistant alert, boop boop, big old, honking equidistance stuff. Hey, good stuff trying to get all the catchphrases and and the one thing. Well, I think you did it. How about this? I've got some stage links here for you. Stage one ends a lap one twenty stage to Linda lap to forty final stage in four hundred which is scheduled chaired flag. But of course there could be overtime in there. So you know, that's awesome. Just saying. Just saying raise though four laps, four miles bonanza. Why? Why happen cue the music? Okay. I've got my my Nimitz stick here carries like broken. Oh, sorry. I just I launched into all of our catchphrases. They were just coming out. I just couldn't stop him. They're gonna start saying no show for you. What's the deal. Where the brick background behind you all day. Let's do all these racetracks. Did you say Jimmy Johnson? One in the spring and Kyle Busch in the fall last year that I didn't get there, the catchphrases got in the way little hot and heavy before last four miles last winter. Jimmy Johnson, the spring, Kyle, Busch in the fall. Okay. Kevin Harvick was earlier this year round two of the playoffs from Dover, Sunday, two pm eastern on NBC s and let's move along to drivers do and dandy at Dover. Whoa, we begin with the big three plus one Kevin. Harvick two wins at this track six top-five sixteen top tens and a pole Tibet Kyle, Busch three wins this race track twelve top five sixteen top tens and a pole. Martin tricks. Junior has a couple of wins five top fives, fourteen top tens and three poles, and then we've got brag his house key. The extra one with the big through there. One win five top five, eight top tens and Upul and here's a couple of multi win notables. They include Ryan Newman. You can take that one. That sounds weird for the understanding the minute. Ryan Newman has three wins seventy five, fourteen top tens and four poles all and this is the biggest baddest driver in all the land when it comes to Dover. Of course, Jimmy Johnson driver. The lows forty eight soon to not be the lows driver, sponsored guy. Well, he'll still be the guy just lows going away anyway. Eleven wins. That is a stunning folks. Eleven wins at one racetrack seventeen top fives. Twenty four top tens and three poles. That's awesome. Up. Next, we've got Cole Custer on the program yet. Another driver interview on t. f. l. w. took Fulla will drivers say. Name's Gary Murphy. Toby, Christie, and if you like what we do here at the final AP, weekly or t.f l. w. for those that are secretly in the know about hall things. The final weekly feel free to contribute. Anything would help if you like what we're doing here and you believe in the cause even dollar a month with help out a lot. And that's way less than even Starbucks. I mean, let's be honest make this show better for everyone involved. Patriot dot com. Slash the final app and Toby has more stuff than you could possibly imagine to add. Yeah, I'd like to tell you all the cool things you can do and get for turning your own money for this. But if you go to patriot dot com, file, Carey said, use the all the different rewards you get for the different platforms, tears that you donate towards the show. There's a lot of cool stuff we're giving away. They're just to kind give back to you guys for helping the show. Pick the next step become a patriotic elite t. f. l. w. member patriot dot com. Slash the final lap. Weekly is on. Today is Cole Custer second in the playoffs. What? What's your outlook for this weekend? For that final race, we wanna go out when every stage and win the race. So we want to try and gives me playoff points again and try and try and get memento in their playoffs. So the you had some rain at India. Notice you became a monopoly expert. Did you pick up any tips for anybody? Not really. I, I one I want our game monopoly, so I got that going for me, but. It took forever. It's like a four hour game. So it's, I don't know. It was fun though. You got to do something during the rain delay. That's true. I haven't seen a driver do that. Usually it's video games or movies or anything like that. It's a little creative. Yeah. Things he played as a kid. So I mean they had it. They added on the on the bus, so we start playing it. I've been following the saga of your facial hair and your your hair on your head and your smooth now. Yeah, I had to get rid of it. It was. It was. It was fun to do for that weekend, but it was definitely something I don't wanna walk around with so it it was fun to do for the fans, but I'm happy that my whole old hair bag, you kind of have to document everything these days. We're social media, right? Every little thing you do. You have to put up there. Let's post this. Yeah. I mean, it's definitely social is the place to be right now. So it's uniform. I gotta have your game together there, but it's, you know, it's just part of it. Did you see the Cup cars in the playoffs? They have to have the emojis on their cars of seeing those. I have seen those. Yeah, it's it's interesting. It's like. Like the idea that they have gone by. They may look a little bit better, but I do like the idea that they're going. You wish you guys had that for here and the extended series. I think it would be cool. I think if they tried to blend it in the Carl, we'll better. I think that would work though. All right. You got a chance to bowl with a professional recently. How was that? It was cool that I mean, it was really cool. I walked Glenn to get the bowl them and try and show my skills off. Actually, when I get to both of them, I played pretty good. So it was it was pretty fun. So go bowling's a new. I'm looking forward to Richmond having them on the car. So. We give them a good around. They give you any pointers. Not much. I think I'm not. I'm I'm so bad that they, I'm, I'm not gonna make any gains even if they tried to help me. So it's definitely it's fun. Get go out bolo don't they get strikes almost every time pretty much. I mean it was pretty impressive. How meticulous and everything they can be with hitting the pins and the right angles and everything. So it was definitely impressive with Casey. Cain, having to sit out due to dehydration last few races and possibly beyond knows you've got your bottle of water, their fans wanna know exactly. How long in advance do you have to get ready? Usually gotta start Wednesday, let's say highgrading. Especially for the hall weekends. I mean, the the cooler weekends, it's not really that big Benicia, but you don't wanna make sure you're gonna end of the race and definitely sweat a lot. So it's definitely have as much water and you can how much do you think you lose on an average race? I haven't weighed myself. I would say somewhere little under ten pounds. I think I've heard before, but I'm not honestly positive. So fan saying that you just sitting around turning steering wheel, they're pretty much wrong. Yeah. I mean, it's pretty much like. Yeah. I mean, it's pretty much like you're sitting in Saen all for about four hours. So it's, it's definitely gets you by the end of the race. Would you like to see more short tracks on the NASCAR schedule? For sure. I mean, I think that'd be huge thing for this series. It kinda mix up the schedule and do some more short tracks in some more road courses and things like that. So if they could, I think w to the series a couple of the races on the schedule coming up for the playoffs that might be land mines or wildcards or whatever. The Charlotte robo comes to mind first and foremost, what are your thoughts? It's going to be interesting. Definitely. Nobody really knows what to expect. I think it's just the race is going to be crazy. I think it's gonna be really hard to pass. So you might have to, you know, route and gouge buys people, and just it's going to be probably probably survive survival race. So you got to be there thin. So it's going to be interesting. I don't know what to expect now for Phoenix, I'm I'm interested to see all the renovations, but you guys have the start finish line in a different place now. Yeah, didn't think about that, but that's going to be interesting. So definitely change restarts I don't know whether that's going to do, but it's definitely going to be something you have to think about going there. Have you had a chance to catch Dale Jr. on on the broadcast and what are your thoughts on his coverage? I think it's been awesome. I think he's definitely made the broadcast better and I think really helped it. So I think it's cool to have him on the broadcast and bring that kind of insight. If you were to build a track, what we're what would be some of the features that you'd like to bring to it? I don't know. I think I would build short-track maybe probably half mile or five eight or something like that. And then fairly fairly banked I would say and I don't know somewhere in the cross between Richmond and I I would say is probably a good detract. All right, very cool. And last question, couple years down the road, you're huge, massive. NASCAR fan Hollywood comes knocking, say wanna make a movie about you which accurate you like to play. You. I have no idea. I don't know. I like Mark Wahlberg a lot. He's one of my favorite actors, but I don't know how do play be playing me, but it's I have no idea. That's what Daniel Henrik said. Really. I don't know. Like on the same page, I guess. Right. All right. Well, I guess good choice co Custer. Thanks so much for being on the final app and good luck this weekend and throughout the playoffs. Thank you. All right there you have Cole Custer. Thanks so much for him for taking time out to talk to. So you're on w. as well as Alex Bowman driver number eight for Hendrick motorsports, very cool to have you guys on the program. The checkered flag is flying on this show. I can't believe it or any. This has been the, it's up in the air sea catch us next week right here. When we'll recap the raving raving, it's just gonna be lots of wall to wall music everywhere. The racing at Dover and preview Talladega superspeedway, blah good, at least not forgotten, and also stories in between Toby. You and I will chat next week. Sure. We'll cheer up Talladega. Superspeedway blots. Okay. Arap. Another final lap weekly is in the books. The final AP weekly has hosted by Kerry Murphy along with Toby. Christie proudly syndicated by United stations, radio networks in New York City city executive producer, Kerry Murphy, Kerry Murphy, south designed by Russell Nash at audio director dot audio. I'm Tom mode, some Tombo dot com. Thanks for listening. That's good because I'm the magic man got Rex Rex, what's what's going on time now for our giant list of. Blow. Yeah, man. 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Ep. 189: Darrell Waltrip reflects on a career in broadcasting and life in NASCAR

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Ep. 189: Darrell Waltrip reflects on a career in broadcasting and life in NASCAR

"How did a man with thirteen alibi? Witnesses get convicted of murder. I still don't understand what I'm doing prison a new dateline. Original podcast series thirteen allies. Listen now on apple podcasts. Welcome aspirin and the podcast on your host need Ryan. My guest for this episode is NASCAR hall of Famer and Fox Sports analyst Darrell Waltrip DWI will be broadcasting the last race of his career this weekend. It's number raceway. So I thought this would be an opportune time to catch up with three time Cup series champion during a career that stretches nearly five decades of being behind the wheel or the Mike, Walter has been one of the most brash and oft polarizing stars in NASCAR history. He also has long been one of its most quotable, and I think that largely has been forgotten over the past nineteen years when he's become such a familiar background voice on NASCAR races. D-w is among the best interviews and racing for his outspoken. And sometimes goofy is he can be. He also can be tremendously insightful and perceptive in my preparation for this conversation. I was reviewing interview that I did with DWI Daytona. Before the twenty thirteen season. And I was astounded how many of the things that he predicted eerily came to pass over the next few years as you'll hear him, saying this conversation hearing. Ow. Believe me later. This is the second time Waltrip is making an appearance on the podcast. His episode two and a half years ago was well received. And there was a lot of feedback from listeners who liked d-w in this format. I hope they'll find the same in this conversation, which was typically wide ranging, and with a lot of trademark DWI candor. He doesn't shy away from any topic. And that's something I always appreciated. Whether it's how NASCAR changed over the past two decades, why he feels it is sometimes overexposed, his level of garage engagement, his relationship with NASCAR executives, his biggest regrets on air who might replace him in the booth and how often you might seem at the track in the future d-w answered every question for as long as I've covered NASCAR. Are he always been accessible and engaging interview and I found him? No different in this conversation, which who knows is, maybe the last I'll have with him. We spoke over the phone on the Tuesday before his most recent broadcast at Michigan International Speedway, and we'll pick it up here. Let's just get started with what has changed the most think during your time in the booth about NASCAR broadcasting over those nineteen seasons that think our audience has changed quite a bit. I think back to two thousand one and how this fort was and the racing and the personalities and the crowds at the track were phenomenal. We were in a real gross spurt. You know, the sport was tracked reading stands to accommodate the demand. There were cincy demand for our sport and tractor putting in thirty forty fifty sixty thousand seats to accommodate the crowds that were showing up. It was a fun time a ratings were high there over five every week. It was just a I it's never easy, nothing's ever easy as it looks but certainly it made our job a lot easier. Heaven heaven, the for the sport was so popular and people were hungry for it on TV. They're hungry to go to tracks. The personalities were just over the you know, the top and it was it was just it was just a great time to be in the sport. And, and really into TV. But because it was just, you know, everything was everything was on the upswing, you know, and then about two thousand eight nine ten long and they're a lot of the things that we taken for granted kind of left us in all of a sudden, we're ratings Rover five every week we were struggling to get a radio or two every week. So our audience shrunk crowds shrunk, the competition on the tracks. Wasn't that great along the same period of time somewhere along in there? You know. The current stars United, you grew up watching or competing against your all retiring. And, and you gotta you bunch of kids coming on, and it just it just was a dramatic change over how it started. And we're went to and just like overnight, almost it just went from being a most popular sport on TV right next to NFL football to struggling every week to just get a decent rating. So our audience changed our sport change the drivers that we'd always known, they changed we had you drivers coming on the scene, and it hadn't changed that hasn't stopped. It's that changed that weekly change. I think it's really made. It difficult for all of us to do a job didn't do a good job like we like, we feel like we need to. So when things were at their high water in those first five or six years, the, you were doing this for FOX. Did you have it in the back of your mind that maybe it wouldn't last that it couldn't last in some ways that there would be? She eventually like they always say NASCAR cyclical. There would be some sort of erosion and regression to the mean. Well, only at only from a driver's perspective drivers garbage about ten to fifteen year cycle. You'll be on top, you know, for a while you have always like say you may have an era tenure era were one guy, dominates or maybe two or three guys dominate, but I never saw the downturn in attendance and, and the downturn in ratings. And I never I never saw that coming. I don't think anybody did you know, Brian France came on as a as a leader of our sport. And he, he wanted to take sport in a different direction, stupid car tomorrow with a big old wing on the back and just a lot of things that were so different what we were accustomed to. And I, I think I think a lot of ways, I think we just abandoned our core. I thought we you know we started looking for fans and all the wrong places, and instead of taking care of the ones that made his fame made us, who we are. We I think they felt abandoned and we never were able to track the audience, you know, the millennials like everybody hoped we would and, and we struggle with that, even up to recently, and I finally feel like things might turn around little bit. Because even the leadership today is saying, maybe we made some mistakes along the way and maybe we went indirection at that we shouldn't have, and, and we realized that, we're going to change course. So I hope we bought them down in that now we can start to rebuild, what are the most encouraging signs? You see now may be attracting that next generation fans well, if just a knowledge that leadership acknowledges that, you know, some of the things they were trying to implement some of the things or trying to do appealing to the, to the core of our sport. I think our average as you are audiences. Fifty five years old. Our sport is a blue collar sport. It's a working man's sport. And no way am I putting anybody down, but it's, it's. The guy that goes to work in a factory every day. It's the guy drives the truck up and down the highway, is the guy that works nine to five and comes home. And he wants to sit on, you know, catch them sunny wash the race. That's who we are in. I think somebody may they don't get light that demographic. Or we could do better. And, and I don't think anybody ever intially did anything to farm this board. But I think people they misjudged who the fan of the sport is, and who supports it always has. And I think those fans that were on portent us all through the years, think abandoned, and so what do I how do I what I think is better? In some ways, I think is better. It makes me a little bit nervous when I hear start talking about hybrid cars and car without twenty one cards going to be totally different. What we've seen in the past. I know we have to love and I know we can't sit steel. But sometimes I think we take big bites at once. In some of those things, I'm hearing. And I'm pretty sure in most cases, those are trying to, to attract other manufacturers will only have three I know NASCAR would love with, you know, we had some other manufacturers involved. You know, I don't know what goes on behind closed doors. And I'm sure that they have a lot of meetings in about where we are today and where we're headed in the future. But some of the things I here, making me nervous made me wonder, you know, is that is that really what we need to be doing or the direction, we need to be going in, but that needs to be seen. I guess I think there's general consensus DWI about the car and obviously NASCAR acknowledged the, the carp. Tomorrow mistakes with the gen six some fans, though, have kind of pointed at the playoffs as being something that maybe lead NASCAR the wrong way. I don't share that opinion. I think the playoffs generally been a good thing. What's your take on? That is something that, obviously was different from the time, you raised and was introduced at a time where I think popularity spike, the first few years of the playoffs, but obviously, the last ten or so things have been different what you're. Take on that. I think sometimes we, we are those of us in the sport think one way and what we think is good. And I'm I'm not talking about drivers are owners ponders are even TV partners goes, you know, we I think we all look at the sport one way, and I'm not sure the fan looks at the same way we do. I think fans again back to the core. The older fan. I think I think they felt like that. You know the had the best performance in thirty six races should be the championship not not gathers. You know, the be three other guys in the final race of the year to decide the champion is, and I think a lot of things have caused at when Nash car in their discretion decides that somebody can miss a number of races and still be eligible for the championship. I think a lot of people said there's, there's no way that could be right. And that's happened a couple of times in aust- in, in the segments stage. Ray. Facing for now. No, there's going to be cautious that you of toward those points in the race that changes the way you race. I think a lot of ways. I think there's still a lot of people like my still. They'll wanna see them drop the green flag and run four or five hundred miles where they go to run and let the chips fall where they may. I think a lot of people feel like that. Now it's more made for TV and rightfully so. And let me tell you that the reason I say, rightly so is I don't know how many track promoters, I've talked to they said, if it wasn't for TV money, we couldn't stay in business. It's not the TV. We, we have very little input and where we're they go how they go or what they do. They get their we're pretty much the victims of they tell us to see the way we're going to run this show. And then, you know, it's up to us to, to figure out how to make it work. But I think a lot of people think the stage racing has a product TV, I think a lot of people think that the final race a year we. When you gotta beat three other guys to win the championship. A lot of people think that drama that was created for a TV market more than it was for van goes to try and watch races attract. So there's just a lot of elements. There are so many things that I am in. I'm I'm seventy two years old. And I hear the good bad and the ugly every day. I have people that come to me, you know, the why do this. Why are they doing all the rule changes and I don't like the driver might driver. Rijkaard baba. It's, it's it's exciting for me to go. Somewhere have dinner or here at my house in our study on Tuesday morning people. Tell me that they actually deployed the race. There was they really enjoyed watching race. We've had a couple that way. Charlotte was one of those races at people's into really enjoying that's a six hundred mile race to five hours to run. But I think known track product when the racing is good and the competition, too good. And then they don't feel like rate nippy related just runs the way it runs. I think people enjoy that. But there's not that many that are like that anymore. Talk a lot about what you've seen change in NASCAR over the last nineteen years w what do you think has changed the most about NASCAR from broadcasting purely from how the racist presented on television two thousand one to now? Well here, you know, technology changes in exchanges. It changed in Raj changing NASCAR looks at things the way we, we put it produce racing on TV. So, you know, better cameras more sound helmet cams. We constantly mean and berry and are all of us. We constantly are trying to think of something we never done before a view that we've never seen before a camera somewhere where the never been won before found that we've never heard before you know that's a constant battle that we all have trying to make the TV experience and watching at home more like being there if at all possible. So. No. You're things have just improved things that have enhanced year after year, you know, whether it's us Cameron a foot Cam on a doggy Cam at the side window helmet Cam, upper Pam whatever Cam, and then being able to talk to the athletes in the event you know after a stage we got up the winter. There's a red flag, we can talk to cerebral, you know, the people in the race. So in a lotta ways sometime, I think we've over exposed the sport. But in depend on where you're looking at it from if you're a TV guy stage racing is great. If you're a TV guy and talk on athlete during the race for the competition is great. Those are things that people seem to embrace, but a lot of things we do that. Are, you know, more for TV, then there are three anything and we pay a lot of money to be able to do that? How do you think it's over exposed in some ways? Well, I just know from TV and the people that I've listened to most of my career. Kansas, choir or even, my joy less is more. And we don't live in, you know, I should not how we operate at you. Wanna you turn on TV after rage have post race shows and then you turn on the TV on Monday and NBC has his show and FOX one has his show and there's radio twenty four hours. I just think that and you have social media, and if Facebook and Twitter and everybody's giving their two cents worth, and there's so much exposure. And if you win the race a very significant rates NASCAR flies you to New York or LA or Chicago and you gotta be on every morning show. And I just don't see any other sport. It does that, but you gotta remember some this. When I get any things always forget about. We're not a self sustaining sport. If we were able to take care of ourselves and sustain ourselves we wouldn't have to do all that. But in order to get the money that it takes to run one of these teams today. That's Bonsor has been in that kind of money wants to see his name in life, every day, if he can't, so it's, it's, it's a tough environment to live in, and it's a tough environment to be successful, in, because there's so many elements that you know that you win on Sunday. And that's just that's just the beginning. Now, you went on Sunday, your sponsors, happy owners. Happy is happy. But then you gotta go promoted all week. Do you get to the next? One of the things that's most fascinating about NASCAR. Is that tug of war between all those different groups and constituencies? But I guess that's also what makes it so difficult at the same time. I would see even the terminology today is drives me crazy. You know it's not a sporting more to English industry here and fans aren't fans anymore. The stockholders you know, you have a fan council, and you have a owners council and you have a driver's council, and you have a sponsors council, every, you know, there must be twenty five different damn councils. And then everybody comes to the table, and everybody's got a different opinion. Everybody's got a different voice in his as much, if people didn't like Bill, France junior, Bill Francis. Tough on that cigarette and tell you. Well, I'm glad to hear how you feel glad to know. That's how you feel but this how we're going to do it. And we don't do anymore. We're, we're in a constant perpetual. Oh, somebody's upset. We got to do something about it. What's the best race? You think you've ever called or been a part of broadcast on? Oh man of there's been a bunch of good to bad. And the ugly was the first one thousand one at Daytona. You know, my brother wins and Dale gets Daleus is life. And as a hell of a race and everything we promoted happen. We said it's gonna be a big. It was so that very first race right? Out of the box was like, wow, this is fun. Would with the exception of Dale losing his life in some of the amazing finishes. I can't even I you know, I'd have to sit down and go through my archives. And think about that. But just the race at Darlington between Ricky craven and, and Kurt Busch one the amazing race. That was fidget close finish at such a tough track some short trash, call Edwards bump in Kabul shout away junior in cal- Bush, you know, having a run in, I enjoy what I've done so much. And, you know, I think everybody kinda fun some more and others than the dominance of Martin tricks couple of years ago at in the six hundred Charlotte three hundred ninety two laps out of four hundred. That's amazing just those kind of those kind of moments, you know, the stick out in my man, but there are plenty or of them, you know, when park one Rockingham back in. A one in one a day, owes cars and then criven Harvey Gibson at twenty nine KARN wins and just those kind of things outta my mind almost every race to me is kind of fun in different and unique. And there are some it's not so exciting. But for the most part, I enjoy all, and you touched on DWI at the two thousand one Daytona five hundred I in many ways, the first call you had to make was probably the toughest to know that you guys could pull that off into broadcast like that nothing was going to ever be as difficult as that first one. Right. Well, and we were, you know, Larry, now we're rotely with Mike. Joy fox's. I you know, first time FOX then NASCAR and so there are a lot of I a lot of things that we did. We didn't that we did. Right. That we didn't even know it till go later on. We look back and say, yeah, what we did that writing anyway. But it was an amazing mazing day a day. You know, it's almost twenty years ago and every day I can almost recall that whole race. And. And what happened before bearing an after? And just you know what an impact that head at your announcement at Bristol to tell the world that this was going to be your last season. DWI said something really interesting. I'm gonna read it to you said, I have the knowledge. I have the experience. I don't sit at home Monday through Thursday, twitting my thumbs. I talked to crew. Chiefs talked to drivers. I know about the data, they have I know about the technology have was that in response to you hearing whispers for people who say, you know, how often do we see this guy around how well can he really say? He knows these guys at age seventy two. Is that kind of your answer to them? Yeah. Yeah. I hear you know all your every well every here a lot about not being relevant in that really aggravates me. Because one thing I really at work hard at and have most of my television career is trust. And so when I talk to Chad announcer, coal Perner Rodney children's to hike. I don't care, whomever. I talked to I don't blab all well, I was talking to talk Gordon. Or we'll out Hearn. I've never been that way. I call guys every week. So you know what happened was going on. I've been into shops enough to know that equipment, they use. I know how to use it. I could build a car bomb. I, I if I had to believe if they challenged me against about anybody, I can think of I believe I could build a better car by myself than anybody in that garage area. I know about full down machines Donohoe's, I lived in that world and you don't have to touch it, and feel it and said, in it everyday to know how operates and how it works. I rely a lot on people. Larry does a great job of information. My brother when he had his team are just so many ways of knowing and you in touch without literally having to do it an order car feels like, when handled I know what it feels like. When panels wrong, we go the same damn racetracks year after year after year. It's one of the things that drives me crazy we go. The same place to do the same things over and over and over again, and you're always have to think of something new and different. To, to bring to, to the fan at home to pique their interest in and get them involved in it, make them, you know, wonder why we do what we do. So, yeah, I annoyed about that. I get Nord about hearing it. I I'm so involved more involved in ever have been before. But let me tell you and you know this, you see a whole lot more outside of that racetrack. And you do when you're down there in Iraq or donuts card. I it's, it's what I call the blind obvious when I was down there in the garage all the time, working on the cars, everything that's going on around me. I didn't realize I get up at TV booth, and we're I can see the whole garage whole field. The whole shooting match. I see things. I never I never realized going on. And I've been around it long enough, and I feel like I know how to explain that express at and, and I'll always like to say, entertain educate, and that's, that's what I try to do. And I feel I could been pretty successful at it. But one thing that I'm curious about because this is true for me DWI. I've been covering NASCAR for not nearly as long. As you've been around it, but I think this is my seventeenth full season. I've noticed that. It's harder for me to relate to the new generation of drivers people who are my age where people like Matt Kenseth and Dale jR who've now left the Cup series. It's harder for me kind of covering kids who were born in the nineteen nineties and later. So I'm wondering for you, two generations removed. Now from some of these kids that race. How does that impact you where maybe you don't relate to these guys as well as you could when you were immediately into the booth after stepping out of the car in two thousand one? Yeah, I don't know how you feel. You know, social media big part of what the what the young young guys young drivers and people in the sport. Rely on today. You know, when you go to martinsville, and, and you, you know, somebody kicked off at somebody to a text him tomorrow. I see what an house is texting thing you know, you know, you're gonna X him them all when she go talk to if you ask somebody, you can make talking to someone on the phone, or whatever you said, what did you talked to him? Oh, yeah. Talked to him yesterday. He didn't you text him yesterday which that, he, you know, an air world, that means a coffee Joe. So it is different. I'm school is one thing that never changes the mentality of driver that never changes. I know when a driver, does something was an accident. I know we're the driver, does something was intentional. I no one driver gets pissed off. They hired me to be a driver Amway's. That's what FOX hired me to do. They hired Larry mcreynolds. To be a crew chief families, and they hired my joy to be a our leader. And so I try to stick to what I know and I know drivers on how they think I know what they want. I know I know when Kyle Busch complains about something that's Kabushiki and his way of, of letting know that he doesn't her does like something programs. They use a set and look at your computers. They go to simulators, they do a lot of things I never had to do, but that's because it's what they're in what that's what they're hired to do their hired to be the best driver. They can possibly be. I was the best driver I could possibly. But I damn crew member I work on the car, if they wanted me if it fell failed, I'd have to take collar, and rather damn holler to the track in my day in my day, and I say this all the time, but it's the truth everybody will not team was a generalist. They could do anything you need somebody to change a tire can do it. And he somebody gas, all do it now. Now everybody's a damn specialist. You know, the damn interior specialist. And so, you know, every everything is so specialized that's why when you go to Hendrick motorsports or six hundred people that work over there, June, Johnson's, and when I had my own team we one race with fifteen people because we all helped each we all did each other. You know, all hell all worked on the car, and now it's just a shop full of engineers, and specialists, and they all they're all in their protecting themselves. The engineers don't want you to do anything to the car until they approve it crew. Chief sometimes his hands are tied the driver. He just sets your looks them computer screen all day. It's a different world. We live in and it's not just in racing. It's you know, life in generally says a different world. We live in your relationship with NASCAR brass. I know that early in your broadcasting years butted heads. I'm sure with Bill junior in with Brian, France. When you announced your impending retirement from broadcasting the NASCAR executives green. Your retirement with graciousness and great respect. What's your relationship like now with NASCAR leadership? Is it my imagination or does it seem like it's improved a little here in the last few years? You know that song all the law, and the law one. Yeah. I don't I would say, that's kind of where I am. I just listen that you, you know, just like you wanna be respect, your opinion, to be you want people when you speak, you want people to listen. I have fallen into a category or situation where hear me now believe me later, because I say, things I said things five years ago that people just all, he's just that's just the w then they come through. And I think that's that's that's kinda how felt with NASCAR leadership. You get kind of worn down Aveling with, whether it's a, you know, a robbery with another driver or in some cases even battling with NASCAR. They're gonna come on. They're going to win every time. And I guess at some point in your career is help. Hey, I'm just beating this drum. Nobody's listening, but me so David Hill, my former boss, he always puts it in the best of terms. I think I think he would ride. He said, if you owned a restaurant, and you stood outside that restaurants. That don't come in here, the food sucks. Don't come in here. This food is no good. And I wouldn't eat here. I found me another place to well, then you're going to business, you don't ever want to be the guy that killed the late in the golden egg. And you don't wanna be the guy that tells everybody how bad it is. You gotta kinda try to find somewhere in the middle. I, I give them the benefit now, now maybe more than ever when, when they say things do things, and I don't agree with it rather than jumping up saying, I don't agree with it. I kind of sit back and wait and see how it goes. So I've mellowed my approach is mellowed. Try not to rock the boat too bad. I still have a tendency to ask why I still get accused of being a little bit negative every now and then but overall I've tried to I've tried to be a good team player and let things kind of play out the way NASCAR, thanks willing. If the rider, not at Bristol, Mike. Elton said that from a NASCAR France perspective. Darrell made me more of a NASCAR fan than I thought. I ever would be what did it mean for you to hear that from him? Well, mike. He's, he's one of my best friends and has been for every since I've known him. Mike Helton is a guy that understands his sport. He understands the people in the sport. And he understands her frustrations of the sport. And Mike is a wise. He's very wise and had a lot of knowledge and he someone you can sit down and have a conversation with. And unlike some of the past leaders, it's not like what's in it for you? But you know how can I help you see how can we look at this and in a different way? And think about how we have to approach things one of the things it's hard for any a veteran. Thank you to embrace his, they make rules for everybody. They don't make rules for me and they don't make rules for the other guy cruise for everybody in a lot of times, it was ruled for everybody, don't didn't didn't necessarily accommodate what your newer or what you're doing? And so there are things that you have to kind of learn to go. Oh, look I lost rookie of the year in nineteen Seventy-three this going back a long way. And you know why lost what rookie of the year that year I had to have won the most money won the best finishes. I don't everything, right? But, you know who chose rookie to hear that your reporters the media voted on? It didn't know at the time it was an escort executive. Oh, really? Okay. And I get worse. I've made a mistake of, of asking why a few too many times two years ago on this podcast w talked about story with Richard Childress where he took issue with you giving a team raid and let you know about it at your Bristol address. You told us, hey, look anybody who's done TV as long as I had, you're always gonna look back and say, hey, maybe I shouldn't have said that or or done. That was the children's thing I guess the worst blowback you've ever gotten for things you've said or what's the biggest regret maybe something you said on air, whether you heard about it or not, look, the worst thing you can have as first of all grammar, call you and second driver knocking on your coach door wanting to come in and have a conversation, and probably the third worst of all is one and owner like Richard Childress, confront you about something, you had said are something that happened at that it was, you know, hurt him that that's the one I love live TV I, I don't like Cape. Any like rehearsing anything? I like it. Live. I like it. Yes. Me question. I give you an answer. Not let me think about that. But with that said it can also get you in a lot of trouble like watching a wreck. And, and you haven't seen a replay yet, and so you just see you, you make a judgment call about what you think happened. You didn't get back it up, and you say, oh, well, there was a cause, and that just effect, that's the way laugh TV is you say something about someone or about a situation. And sometimes you, you you'd like to be able to take it back, but you can't because it's it's, it's it's already out there. I said something about Jimmy Johnson Sunday that after I thought about it wasn't anything to say, but animality Zander Ashford about swore as and Jimmy who would win a race. I and my response was whereas he's too aggressive and Jimmy's, not aggressive enough. That's probably enhance I when the right thing to say, I think Jimmy is I have a lot of respect for the man, seven championships. Eighty three wins. I have about. Specked foreign and out of that respect, you should not say something like that. So that was that was just an incident that happened Sunday. Didn't think much about it at the time. But looking back on his, we'll that went right thing, say, and that and you have that all the time, you'll, you'll accuse someone of, you know, causing a wreck or you'll Q someone of being too aggressive or something happening. You know, you look at something you have initial reaction. And then you kind of go back and look at it again or study little bit or a couple of replay. You realize you're wrong. So I think that's the biggest thing you have to do is doing TV, and you make a mistake, just say, hey, I was wrong about heaven at move on can't leader on another thing. You said a couple years ago, d-w said that your group at FOX sometimes gets accused of having too much fun there is that a fair criticism. Well, look, I didn't go to journalism Bill. You know, people people said, well, he's not even journalist. No, I'm not I'm damn race card and I'm a race fan. You know, sometime I get carried away and start pulling for, you know, man, I hope so. And so wins this race your man then Hamlin was upset with me at cinema Cup three years ago when he and Tony Stewart had a little go right at the end of the race. And, and then he called me and said, I don't know what kind of TV personality. You think you are? But you re pull it for Tony Stewart. And I'm thinking to myself. Damn right. Just last season. I wanted to win. I want him to school. School and your those situations. And, and look up, whether it it for nineteen years and gotten through most of too much trouble. Have you given them any input on who you might want to replace your who should replace zooming? They do a three man booth which maybe they won't be so far. I mean I asked about every week. Who's gonna take my place in in so far? Every wait they've said, we don't have anybody. So, and I think there is a chance. It could be a two man booth. And if you drop always thought that wasn't a bad idea. You know, Jeff Gordon out, we're in the booth together. And he, he says something he takes word right out of my mouth. That's the problem we have with two drivers. I think a driver crew chief and owner. That's good combination. But when you put a couple of drivers in together, they think alike, they pretty much respond to same ways. And a lot of times early on. I had I had trouble because Jeff would take my thought and they would ask him when he on here. I stand what am I supposed to do agree or disagree? Well, I don't want to agree don't want to say, well, you're right. Yep. Well, you're well, you're right. So I had a tendency, maybe looking at different direction, or maybe even disagree, and I and I think that's a bit of a challenge when you have to drivers into boot together. Particularly to good knowledgeable drivers. I've always liked to crew chief honor preachy driver. And my joy, my, you know, Mike Seacock. Our owner I was driver Larry, which a crew chief, that's the way we approached it. And I thought it worked pretty well for a long, long time. And I love working with Jeff Gordon. We've had. Getting awkward. But we've really grown to be good buddies, and we have fun together. And I mean I actually enjoyed this year, particularly awkward at the start because you're feeling each other out for how to interact on there. I was afraid to rid him. I was afraid to make I mean when you got there are you gotta be, you know, those kind of things that we do now that he fires back. We first started he was like a lot like some of us were, I think, time goes by he was afraid it's gonna offend someone makes somebody mad say something wrong. And I told him I said dude, sometimes we're the only ones that know that we said something wrong, or that didn't go the way we have plan, the people at home, don't know that we know it. And that makes us feel like sometime we're inadequate. But in fact, it's no big deal. You just kind of deal with it move on, if in when there's a need for them to add another driver, the booth when you look at the current crop. I mean, I'm sure you've see this like many of us do when FOX brings drivers in on the expanded broadcasts. It seems like there are many good candidates among the current crop of. Active drivers to make that transition that you made. Yeah. Oh well, we've already in house, got some pretty good people. You know, Regan Smith. Does a nice job. And now we got McMurray. And, you know, Ricky craven, and I, I think we've got some pretty talented knowledgeable guys. People, I think, in the future. Kevin Harvick will be a star. I think joy will be star breakfast two bucks. A guy's, you know ready? You know go in in the booth and, and just fall right in there. And and seem to get it wouldn't wouldn't take a lot for them to become TV stars. But here's the thing that everybody has to realize it was something I had to realize it's one thing to go up there occasionally and via guess it's something else to do at every damn week in when you've done at every week, I've missed one show in nineteen years, and I had my gallbladder out, and I missed a budge shootout about three or four years ago. I think it was that's the only show of ever miss of never missed a pre ratio of never missed. Race in nineteen years. I'm reading I'm telling you that is 'cause sometimes I say this, but his tongue in cheek I when I was a driver. And everybody said it looked easy. I said, I'll make it look easy. When you do TV and everybody. Well, anybody could do that. That's a compliment that is not a never felt like when somebody says about you or do you. It's the insulting you. It's a compliment that you can do what we do weekend and week out onto the place you're in and you're out and make it look easy because, you know, you have to do homework, you have to prep. You gotta be ready. You know you don't just show up on Sunday and do a race. You have production meetings. You have NASCAR meetings you study you know you got your notes. You got researchers at are helping you with the nuggets. So there's a lot to goes into every race every week. And so it is a compliment, when somebody says me what looks pretty easy. 'cause I know and I think anybody in the industry knows it ain't easy your attendance, and consistency commitment. There certainly are laudable to heavenly missed, one race in nineteen years. It's very impressive. GW when you look back on that career how do you feel you impacted NASCAR? Broadcasting do you have a legacy, the only remembered for did you accomplish everything you wanted to accomplish during your career on here oil, I, I learned early on activated left yourself and you have to be willing to make mistakes my way of doing TV, and I've told people is from, but they I started before I was ever a fulltime analyst, just like I said, on bar barstool with a bunch of my buddies, eight don't know a damn thing about racing. I'm trying to explain it Joel. That's what I've approach racing ever since I've been in it. Sometimes the simplest things that we take for granted. They we think everybody knows we know it, but other people don't the language I've tried to be first of all the race car driver because that's what I know who I am on the second of all a TV analyst and third of all just a regular race fan. I approach every race just like I'm a race fan. I try to look for things that I think fan would think fun and funny, I try to approach things away. A fan needs to know in things that would he didn't know that might be interesting to him? That's the way I've tried to approach his Hotan. I'm not a trained professional I've just done. I've just been around this, my whole time always had a gift for gap. I've always been over explained and, and fun, kind of way. So I think you have to have fun. I think that's important. But there's a time to be serious and. Enters economy, Philly I think the balance we have is perfect, you know a race not it's not new. It's, it's, it's a go. You know that's, that's what we did wave. You know why did you take the cars different colors and different uniforms, and do all the different things we do to, you know to be appealing attracted to the fan and to make to be interesting. And always I just every week, I go into TV with this whole new show for me and I'm going to happen today that we can laugh about or some of that going to happen a day that we can, you know, get deep into and explain and you know that's just how I do it. And my legacy is somebody says, well, DWI told me this or DWI, said, do this, or do it this way, because that's why de-deputy deputies. It's like big any book and he bugging, look, you got something better. Bring it you think there's a better way to start a damn right? You just bring it on. And we'll find out. That's how I do it. Obviously you've spent your entire life and racing. And you talk to Bristol about that, that also included your family spending their entire lives in racing. And now you've got two girls who are grown up and married. I know you're a grandparent now and certainly. Stepping away from broadcast, and we'll let you quality time that will mean less racetrack time which is good for your family. But I'm sure for you. I was surprised when you said at Bristol that retiring from broadcasting would actually be harder from you than retiring from driving. Is that because of there's a sense of permanence here that, yes, you're getting a little bit more of your life back? But there's a part of your life that is kind of ending a different way. Well, never been on same team for nineteen years. And so, you know, you're on a team in at least in my case, I don't wanna team five six years and anytime, you know, you want to move on try some different. So I've been dealing with the same pretty much the same group of people, and in my TV crew ever since I started. That's, that's family, man and Stevie, I tell Stevie, my wife, I say, you know you wanna go to race. No, I spent thirty years at known a toolbox. I don't have any desire to go to another race. I don't know how feel you know, this may not be answering your question. But I don't know if I go to another writer, not the hardest thing to do. And most people know this. That's been in the sport is go to track. You don't have anything to do you go to track. You know, have a team you don't have a car. You don't have a job. You don't have just stare this show up as a har- row to hoe. At least it always has been for me. So I'm gonna miss what I've done. Look, I start racing. I was twelve years old. And I said, then I say now I've ever since I was twelve years old. I got up on Sunday morning and held onto something held onto the steering wheel for most of my life. I held onto a microphone the last nineteen years of my life, and I've held onto a dream that someday I'd win a Cup, ration- someday. I'd win a championship, and when I got into TV booth it never happened. But someday it might did I might win an EMMY for being announced standing boadcaster. And so I've always held onto something of always had dreams about what I wanted to -ccomplish while I was holding onto water as holding onto and the Lord's been good to me, best mate with it, too. Great careers. Get to retire. Time. Beautiful wife will be married. Fifty years in August two beautiful daughters. I have a granddaughter. I, I guess I think we come out and I don't mean it. We call time out. We Tom out, we run, our course until David Hill, when I started this job, nineteen years, I got a pretty good line of BS, people may get tired of it, eventually. Well, I've never gotten tired of having the chance to speak with you. You have the gift of gab, and you've always been gracious with your time. Thank you so much d-w. This is another insightful conversation. I really appreciate your time as always. All right. Anytime thanks again to d-w for his time in his perspectives. Which I don't always agree with, by the way, you can check my social media musings, about the vortex theory. And I'm much less of a conspiracy theorist than him. But again, I appreciate DWI's willingness to always have Independen and to share it with the world. Thanks as well to Megan Engelhardt at Fox Sports for helping set this up. She is the consummate PR professional, and I always appreciate her help the NASCAR and podcast is available on apple podcasts Stitcher. Spotify Google play. If you can leave a rating and review that really helps us out and spreading the word especially if you're listening on apple podcast, it's been a while, since we've had review on apple podcasts. So if you. Like what you're hearing, please? Tell us tell the world about it as always, you can send me feedback on Twitter at eight Ryan is my handle. Thanks again for listening to the NASCAR not see podcast.

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03-28-19 NASCAR America Motorsports Hour

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03-28-19 NASCAR America Motorsports Hour

"A big week of racing in Texas started with a historic moment last on the Austin today on the motor sports hour. We will talk with a young man who delivered that moment. Eighteen year old IndyCar rookie Colton Herta. The action continues this Saturday night here on NBC FM with monster energy super-cross that'll be in Houston. Now, Ricky Stenhouse junior won't be grabbing a bike enjoining in but close the NASCAR star is our guest analysts for the event. He'll call him today to talk about is busy weekend ahead looks pretty good on to wealty with that. Yeah. Which happens to include five hundred miles of Cup series racing on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway just outside of Dallas Fort Worth track. President Eddie gossip and his team are preparing for another wild show. And we're going to hear from Eddie today as well. The motor sports. Our it's the NASCAR America show. That's a little bit about NASCAR. But as you just saw a lot of other stuff going on this week in the world of racing. It's also opening day for major league baseball. I know your world is racing. Did either of you play little league baseball? I was going to realized I was scared of the baseball coming at my head. So just safer to wear a helmet and try to raise choice. I got hit in the face once, and I quit after that. I've stick with him safer and the sign up for an Askar America softball team. Just stick with. All right. We're gonna have so special guest or anything us throughout the hour. But when you have to drivers next to you like, I do with AJ and Parker in news. Like we saw Tuesday comes out with the twenty twenty schedule. Definitely want to get your thoughts. But let's go ahead and remind viewers of the big changes at the top of the list. The recently renovated ISM raceway in Phoenix will now take over and twenty twenty championship weekend from Miami speedway. Who's Cup race will move to March? And here's how Joey Logano. And Ryan Blaney reacted when they saw the changes for the first time. He goes there. Thank you. All right. Well, we got that's awesome. And then we go. Whoa. What look at the first race in the playoffs. That is pretty much shaken up. Yeah. I guess you feel the city they were shocked. What's the one thing? Maybe that jumps out. Well, I think the cool thing is there's a lot of many cool changes throughout this schedule change. And I think it's been well publicized. Obviously that the NASCAR kind of had the hands tied with the contracts with the treks, but everyone worked together collectively the racetracks NASCAR the industry defined a schedule that suited some of the tracks better on whether some the checks better for what fans wanted entertainment wise. And so I think they came up with a great compromise in that sense. One thing that really sticks out to me. And I know it might be more of us at NBC causing this. But I think it's a really cool deal was the two week break for the Olympics. And the reason I pointed out is that in full of one they have like a month long break, they call it the summer break and the teams are able to kind of take a little break the cruise Evelyn from traveling around the world, and they kind of reset refreshed and they go after the last part of the season. I think for us in NASCAR. This scheduled could be grind a lot of times for the cruise for the drivers rebel involved for the media. Personalities everyone involved in there for a two week break. Although it doesn't sound significant is massively significant for those people spend more time their families, and sort of refresh and then go after champ in the playoffs. I think that's a really cool deal. And I'd like to see something like that before for as we go in the future as well. One of the big shockers was I assume raceway Phoenix kitten, the season finale, which is something that to me could always be a revolving door and the Super Bowl and in many other sports do that. So that would be kinda cool if that was an option not sure if it is. But you know to have that moved to Phoenix is a great race track to put on a great show for a championship valley. But one thing that really stands out to me Daytona being the regular season finale. And that's something that for me coming from a little team Parker you being on a smaller team. You know, my big race was going into walk ins Glenn thought if I don't win this trying to win another race to make it into the playoffs is going to be difficult. Now you go to Daytona. And those teams that really maybe don't have a chance at say a place like Indy or Chicago any place like that. Now you go to Daytona. And so you know, what we still have one more race one more chance to go out there and shocked the world and knock one of those big teams out of the playoffs and make our way into that sixteen field. So that is something that is really cool and going to be interesting at the end of the regular down. The only thing I'd point out is the double header right Pocono. We're talking off camera about the fact that place can be a little physical, right? But you add in that a lot of times. It's really muggy there. It can be hot. And now you can do to racism a role. I mean that's going to seriously test. Some drivers some crew members in terms of just physicality of that race track and how tough it can be. So I think that's interesting. What as well? It'll be fun to see that that track is really rubber and temperature sensitive. So if one day is a bit different than the other or just a if it is a four hundred mile race on Saturday. How much does that change the setup going into Sunday in what teams can really figure out? Maybe they were great on Saturday and going into Sunday. Do they change the setup? Do they leave it so? Yeah, parker. That's that's going to be just a complete interesting weekend from start to finish Eddie Gossage. President of Texas Motor Speedway has been one of the track promoters talking about the schedule over the last forty eight hours. He's going to join us in a bit not just because of those dates he has an important race coming up this weekend at his track. So let's get you fired up for Texas with our top five wireless moments at that tracking start with sprint twenty fourteen. I was behind this. Not in yet. Anyways, it was behind you. There is a whole lot of grass yet flying through the trial with their and a big fire. Thinking that was wrecked in front of me. And it turned out just one car that was number four. And this was the first ever Cup. Raced at Texas is one thousand nine hundred seventy was won by our Jeff Burton. But not before what happened on that one repaid slick back to ninety nine hundred ninety seven they were very sleek. That's still won't shift getting spun out of this fromm car. But yeah, I mean, that's what we know about round as they experience for the first time, and they always say everything's bigger, Texas. So were the wrecks of the first well Jeff burn light seeing his win. He probably doesn't necessarily like seeing this the fall two thousand ten rice. Yeah. This was after the caution. Jeff Burton tried to walk up to Jeff Gordon after and give them aid. I didn't mean I was driving down the backstory like what's down going after you saw that. L number. That's always herself. I know. I was in the holder sound like a bomb went off the wall was I was scared. I was so thankful when Michael McDowell got out of this race car and went over to the annual. I will never forget the natural sound him heating walls. He said single mom doing this out in waist pants. Everyone's breath just sort of came back into their lungs. The number one any surprise. It was from the twenty four team playoff. I mean bread. Impressive move about those. And this is why. Hey, man, what's you talk a little bit more, and then stepped away the inst- they call the posers, the instigator in this situation if this side I thought it was maybe the moon, but it was a move that was validated. In terms of trying to go for a win. So I was little one there. I'm not sure if she's trying to throw a punch or just trying people away. She was she was always in the middle of it. He got Michael liba SIMS brats. In their little bit about away members. Yeah. That was our number one. What you said before you didn't know what we were gonna have said, I wonder if that'll be number one. You are correct. This is my shocked face. Yes. So parker. What gives Texas? It's flavor what specifically should fans look for this weekend. Well, obviously, it's been a little bit different since we had this repave a couple years ago. And so one of the things about this repay that we saw in the full last year a lot of single file racing. Let's talk about what happened what they did when they repaved. So you have little animation. You see back before three pay twenty seven twenty four degrees. They goes down to twenty degrees Barker there. There. There's no baking in that corner degrees optimistic at best. And then what they did. Which was really interesting. Probably why we think there's no banking the extended from fifty to seventy down of the apron is so that's where we run. Now, we run all the way down the apron, and when you enter that corner, it seems wide open like there's nothing the reference off of and it's really tough to do the same twice. And so what we saw in the spring was a lot of single file racing or I mean, the fall last year single file racing. And now it's interesting as the track is actually apply the sticky stuff they've taken the tire dragging. But they've only done it to the upper groups two groups two and three and higher. And so I think the intentions to see if we can get those out of dues to come in a little bit ad in the new package now where in my belief because of how faster going through their last fall in three or four. I think you'll be flat out from turn to all the way back to turn one. So I think this should be releasing in real test of this package if they make mobile groups. I think we could see some real drafting verse time, which become cool. There's no question. They're going to be flat out off turn to the good cars actually were still out after turn last year. But yeah, it's it's gonna make for great racing. It just it'll be really key whether that PJ won't or sticky still for Crips strip, whatever you wanna call it will allow cars to go win their side by side and find a second and third group because what's going to happen is is coming through three and four with this aero package. There's gonna be such a draft because you're not going to be lifting that going into one you're going to be carrying a ton of speed. Whether you're looking under somebody or somebody you're trying to roll the outside the break markers and trying to find a spot is so difficult to try to figure out how to slow the car down. So is a water group that if somebody gets under you, you can just move up a group or or two groups and hit that stuff still carry that speed off turn to because the big thing is on the bottom as you're starting to exit the corner the Bank. Thing that they say is there falls away. So the core gets really tight. So if there is side by side racing all that call on the bottom lose the nose and kind of meet at the same point. So I really believe this is going to make for a great racist weekend. Well, you know what else? The biff is back not exactly this weekend. Greg biff, although announcing today he will return to a truck at Texas in June. The first time he'll be back in NASCAR since twenty sixteen. His takes laps this weekend though, in that fifty one to in practice just sort of knock the rest Russell. And you know, what I can tell he's going after the big money because that June race the summer race. They're doing is the start of that Ganda doors deal with giveaway. Big fifty thousand dollars to win each race five hundred dollars. If you went all three. So he knows how to pick him the well and went on a limb there with fifty one. Yeah. That's I hear that gigolo truck. So they former he's to raise champion is going to have a good shot at it. Let's see him back coming up next. The state of Texas will always have a special place in his heart last week. Indycar winner from Boston Colton hurt a joins us guess where he took the trophy. Here's a hint it's kind of like onus back yard. But with forty seven thousand people looking on. Just garden goes for three in a row at barber motorsports. Park Sunday, April seven on NBC, and this may on NBC go for the biggest win of all in the Indianapolis. Five hundred NBC sports, the exclusive home of IndyCar less weekend IndyCar made its inaugural trip to circuit of the Americas. The state of the art road course in Austin, Texas, eighteen year old rookie Colton Herta was looking to finish near the front, but thanks to a late caution. That change the race. Colton had an opportunity to take the win. And he would not let it slip away in only his third career star Colton pulled away during the final apps and went onto his first IndyCar victory. Big moment for him, his father and former racer Brian and for the sport itself with the wind causing her to join the group of youngest winners in a major motorsports series. That group include nascar's Joey Lozano and Formula One's max for stop and among others. So in forty eight hours. Hours. He turns nineteenth youngest ever winner. In IndyCar distri, Colin her to joins us from thirty rock in Manhattan. Now, these two are going to talk racing with you in just a minute. But let's start with the reason you're in New York City today. What have you been doing been doing a bit of media? You know, obviously with the Steinbrenner's having such an influential role in New York City, and and obviously New York Yankees got some opportunities to do media here with the with the wind, and you know, I love spending time in New York City is one of my favorite cities in the world. So I always always don't mind media here. Congrats on that win. Really the moment. You got on that racetrack Koto intesting you were fast row out of the box with something about their racetrack. That really just need your style. I've been I've been wondering this myself to they has to be something assery something, I think it's maybe my -bility to drive a loose race cars through fast turns obviously, I always had really fast sectors in in in in the first section of the track through all the speed stuff. So maybe that was a bit of it so loose it's fast as we all know rights. That's a good thing. Yes. But I guess this is kind of a simple question because you wanting your third start. But I was just is if there was even just period from an Indy lights car into it any car, the differences speed difference downforce physicality. I mean was there even a time where you're like? Oh, no. These new cars are a lot faster. Oh, oh, yeah. Man. Deftly stor. Definitely more physical and just a big step up in personnel as well, obviously instead of working with one engineer in Indy lights now, I'm working with you know, five or six guys giving weekend. So it's a big setup. All around the cars are yes. A lot quicker, and yes, you do feel that. But the transition period, I feel like this is something that I'm very strong with them very strong with, you know, getting up to speed very fast tracks, and I think transitioning through through different cars, I've done it. So many times in my career now that it's kind of a strength of mine. You're twenty nineteenth been slightly impressed in the Rolex twenty three race on curious are there different emotions of winning the Rolex twenty four to winning your first any car race. Or is it kind of just feel the same because it's all happening. So quick. Definitely winning the the Rolex was cool. But I have to put the IndyCar win above it. You know, this is something that I've I've looked forward to for for my whole life ever since come into the track from my dad was recent Indy cars and being a little bit little track. Rotten Sixers old some years old going around the pits and stuff. So definitely definitely IndyCar on IndyCar on top. This is the look forward to for a long time. And after the race, you talked about how it was winning car and all the names of one before you even be cars, or anyone in particular that we out he graduated you that you couldn't believe that they were reaching out in and it was a really cool moment. Anyway. I think the coolest thing that I heard was the captain congratulate me Roger Penske. Obviously that guy's done a ton. Not only in IndyCar, but in all of motor sports. So to to be congratulated by hand means a lot. Absolutely. Yeah. And you relationship with your owner towards a fourth slightly younger than than our P a winner in the in the sport of the series. Do you guys have similar similar interests? Yeah. Definitely, you know, he's twenty two. I'm I'm eighteen I think we consist of eating pizza and playing video games. That's the normal kind of young young person what they do. But no, you know, it it is it does help because I see George Moore's friend than boss, and it really helps our relationship as a team owner and driver. And and yeah, I think we get to joke around a lot more than than maybe me. And Roger would do. There's a rumor out there that you might have the mohawk return for the five hundred is this true of hookah. Yeah. For the table that don't know I used to rock mohawk when I was maybe six or seven years old. And I I don't know. I thought it'd be funny to bring it back. I might bring back. I don't know though, we have to stay tuned to find say Butte. That'd be all. I got a good main doing the mohawk. That's the next level. I look at you guys off actually surrounded by great hair comb, your in that club to Parker AG does all have great here. But something else that people may not know about you when you're not winning races. You're playing the drums is it? True. You're in a band called the zoo. I'm gonna punk band, actually. It's something different. You know, obviously we spent so much time at the race track. And so much time focus on this on this one thing, and you know, he spent nine months out of the year doing it. So it's kind of nice to to kind of step away. Sometimes, and you know, you get that occasional Monday or Tuesday off. So you can you can kinda just hang out. And that's just something that kind of draws racing off my mind. Okay. Real question is then who wins in a drum off willpower or you. I've heard this bunch. I've never heard we'll play the drums. He could be amazing. But he could also be terrible. You know, I I'll go ahead and say me just because I'm high on confidence after the last race. So we'll go without one. Well, you definitely have the celebration down in terms of your Austin your KOTA celebration. It was it was good that the answer this. This was trying to come up with the what is that? What is that? I don't know. It's just like the most Texas thing, I could think. On the screen now. It's yeah. I don't know. It's just came to be as always walking out. It was like, you know, what I'm just going to just going to send it. And then this is funny moment to I guess, they hand you the wrong bottle there. I did they controversy here. Yeah. Oh, yeah. There it is. Like, this is real and Justice. Like, no, it's not and then. Yeah, they ended up swapping ended up swapping the bottles on accident. Whoever's handing them out gave gave Joseph that. However, the is twenty five twenty six the Martin elis and then the champagne for some reason, but. It was all right. Good catch. Good catch. Yeah. That's the trouble with being eighteen almost nineteen and win a race. I think he'll take those those problems that way to tell them. Good problems have. All right. Well, best of luck to you down. Barbara Motors heart. Thank you very much for takes. And whoever knew you take a trip to victory. Those are two titles of zip songs by the way to victory lane this early in your congratulations. Cool having Colton with us Texas Motor Speedway has seen share of wild moments throughout the years with one man watching over it all track president letty gossip joins us next to talk about what he plans for this weekend. Speedway. Schweiger? Distraction become too. This is the place where hep loan faces have been bloody. Nobody loves good old Texas emotion more than track. President Eddie Gossage. He joins us by phone from the site of this weekend's NASCAR race any. What's happening right now outside your office window at the track in preparation for this weekend's event. This weekend too. There. Now, we've got we've got some truck practice going on in the news that kind of prize everybody. Greg biff oil out on a track in Kabul motorsports truck, and he's turning people have pick. He gonna run here in June. The second truck racing yearlings when he'll be a little time on the track. Unders it's been a little while. So the biff is back for at least one race. But we're getting ready for big NASCAR tripleheader trucks on Friday night the series on Saturday afternoon in the Cup series on Sunday. It's a big weekend for you guys tripleheader. But one thing I noticed coming into this weekend. Is you guys prep the trackable differently? You put some that sticky stuff down. You put the tire dragons up on the top side. So I what precipitated this was did you finally listen the drivers. That's why you went up here. Here. Well, it's always a dangerous thing to listen to the drivers. But no. Our engineers at speedway motorsports. Decided? We should probably put some PJ one down taught at the drivers in NASCAR. And and did it put it on the race track. And all four turns didn't go down in the first groove because you know, they're gonna run that in themselves. So she could help help them move up the hill a little bit better and tom'll tell you know. I mean, the best thing in the world for as you know, for racetrack for asphalt is to give it time just takes a little while to age in and be and be the best it can be. But right now, we're two years old two years into this pavement. And so the PJ one something we've never done before here and see if we can help it out a little bit. Released their twenty twenty schedule. You got some interesting thoughts on that. What is what is your outlook for next year will for us? We get some help. Because our November race is now an October race on. What is important? There is the first weekend in November is deer hunting season in Texas start of deer season, and that's almost a religious holiday here. So we've heard from the years that if we could get it all out of November. It was sure help them to avoid having to pick one of the there. So now it's going to be Tober twenty fifth and then spring race remains the same place as we've been for twenty three years now. So it was really interesting. I think NASCAR did a real good job of giving. Everybody a little something someplace got a lot of something. But you know, everybody kind of. Game in some manner form and for the sport as a whole so interested in what Poconos doing with the double header weekend. I've always said great idealistic with your money. So. We'll see if it works out real well for for Pocono, and then others can can get onboard. But you know, we'll we'll watch closer what they're doing there. And how he likes that? Just that's my question. Now, do you your fan of the double header you think it's it's a tough thing to pull off as track is that what you're thinking. Well, not concern about I mean, work is you know, what you do that doesn't bother me in our work hard. But fans this weekend, we've got fans from all fifty states and fourteen or fifteen countries at last count. You know will come for double header made it helps maybe it doesn't. I don't know. And and then you know, we've heard from talk about amid weak race. And I think that's one bit tougher for the folks that do travel, but you know, you just wanna you want to do this for the fans in. So we'll we'll follow Pocono does. And we'll see how it works out. Seen some of those video highlights of some of the past emotions that have happened at Texas. You've been there for so many zero specific moment in all the racing series. That you've hosted there that really stands out will be this great moment clearly from us all you had the our land victory lane incident the very first Indy-Car race. And you know, you had to gosh, Jeff, Gordon shaves to just be fighting everybody around here all the time. Jeff Burton, and Jeff Gordon. Jeff Burton and Brad Keselowski. But no, I gotta be honest to me, you know, people might be surprised but under Sapir racing fan in a great moment involving Jimmy Johnson seven-time winner here. Here's one of the most racist. Jimmy, and and Brad Keselowski and killing off turn four late in the race is November race it was dark and brand was trying to get into. Jimmy passion with probably about eight laps to go and bracket into little full wheel drift sideways and Matt forty degrees. But he was he was trying his best to say off. Jimi. Jimi was running hard. And it was just a great racing moment. So any it's just what a little over five weeks. Got something else. Coming up Kyle petty charity writer you excited you've been on what since the very start. This is twenty five years twenty five years and this year is you know, Chris 'cause you're gonna be with us all the, but at least a good portion of it. I'm so nervous. We're going to go Seattle to to the keys. We're going to go. As far didn't go from one corner of the country to the other corner of the country. I cannot wait. I love my motorcycle being out there on the road, and with particular a bunch of friends. So this is this is always one of the highlights of my years to the cow, Katy charity ride. Well, for anyone watching at home, obviously says wanna be apart, and you donate you spread the word the awareness. Kyle petty victory junction, all the proceeds go to just so awesome to see the faces light up, and yes, I'm going to be out there cycle now. Now, I know you helped me here. I know. All right Krista is also on this raw gas. I'm telling you, you know, first of all she's dick on a black leather from head to toe. With. They're just a lot of fun to have along with US F all glad have them. It's awesome. We know you have a big big event this weekend. Tripleheader we can't wait. Thanks for taking some time on your busy weekend for for catching up with us. Eddie utter plenty town, thanks for having us on in Kiel. All right coming up. If you cross is exciting to watch wait until you see it from the ties of a rider, plus a chat with Ricky Stenhouse junior are deaths supercross analyst this weekend in Houston. Stay tuned. Tale. Back tired, swift one. Speaking. Great footage. That is one of the wildest rides in motorsports. Last week the stars of monster energy super-cross for in Seattle where Marvin MO scan earned another win. But it came with a price after he made a critical mistake row Shaheen and Ricky Carmichael have more. Well, it was definitely coach Vershow finish here in Seattle. And this is why moose can you? See the Red Cross flag out at Martin moose jumps through that rhythm lane instead of walling through which is what it is supposed to be according to the rule book when an injured rider is, Dan. That's why that red flag is out there. He got the win his second of the year, but Ricky it's right there in the video tape. He did it. Yeah. A rider of Marvin scans caliber. I mean, it was playing day wasn't like the guy. Just threw out the Red Cross flag when he got right to him and your Marvin new skin. You can't make those kind of mistakes. I'm telling you right now, this one is gonna sting. I am really disappointed of his lack of awareness and the Red Cross flags. I mean, you just you can't make that I'm trying to parallel for for people. And you just can't morbid is credited with the win. But it will definitely chase things in the points. So. Instead of being seven points behind Cooper. Now. He's fourteen. But what it also does is it closes Eli Tomac akin rocks up in the point. Yeah, they're all within a race in the teens is going to be exciting. A lot of racing. Let. It's like we said it a couple of weeks ago. Martin moose gain wins and sort of close Guezzaz point stocked for this for the incident just really disappointing. And if he comes back and lose the championship by basically less than seven points. He's going to really think about that. And what the medical cross fly is one writer is down in injured the doctors come out and work on them. And when you when you see that flag, you have to roll every jump. You can't jump from jump. The jump and Marvin moose can never saw in just kind of road by and he knew it right away. He saw the video after the race. You could just see he knew that he was going to be penalized for and it was just disappointing because it didn't. Because of that it wasn't like you won the race. He won the race outright on speed. It was just a mistake that he made that Dr seven points in took it from as we saw there would have been a fourteen point lead that he that it was to a seven now back to fourteen. So it was. A great ride that was kind of MIR by just that incident that he mistakenly knew that he made someone else he watches a supercross races every single weekend on NBC is nascar's Ricky Stenhouse junior and this weekend he is in a little more Ricky Stenhouse junior joins us via the phone. He's already in Texas for his day job NASCAR. But tell us what you're doing this weekend down in Houston. It's gonna be fun. I could take a double header on Saturday with practice and here in Fort Worth. And then jumping on a plane Houston to deuce and commentator Ralph kid this Houston triple crown. So it should be fun. I I've done the. Once or twice in the extended his back in the day. So I did I did show little bit trying to figure out what any points as you had. Did he give you? Oh, yeah. He said. Just say, hey, just act like you're watching the race on the couch, some buddies and react to what you see. And makes you talk about it and have. Rickie gonna let you on the bike in practice a start. We saw that what tears. We did two years ago. I'm not gonna do that. I would like to route ID round and my house quite a bit have my track at home. So get out on the pit bikes and do some lacing around with buddies. But you know, I think I'm I'm always up to the professional again. Well, just you know, this what told you about the booth? That's how we treat this show as well. So we just hang out here. We take Jacob beer spot. I would've talked about your day job for a second in terms of your race team twelve points right now, you had a six place finish at Vegas. We're going to attract that I think is maybe the more sick most similar to Vegas. What's your confidence level in seventeen car for Texas? Yeah, we're, you know. Most of everybody knows our program action felt like is is the program that we started with the most over the last three years still rusty or anything, you know, this. It's kind of, you know, taking a turn for the better and feel like we've been competitive at every month onto the bigger restricts that we've ran. So we're looking forward to it. We you know, every team is attending like adjustments and tweaks to the car to the bodies and playing with Dr versus down fullness the crew cheese kind of tune in that in throughout the weekend. So I knew that he's had a lot of fun being able to tune the colors in the mind just with bars and springs, but you know, how much downforce you add to your car. So we've we've had a lot of that we've been successful and had some speed after Mons. A lot definitely Florida game to Chang. Hold throttle down with a longer. Well with that said Ryan Newman's new addition to your team. How is that really helped you in just the Horgan ization? I will teammates. I think he with his background, and, you know, the engineering tight mind background, plus being there on every fill brings a whole different in you know, to made and personnel driving Matt night, we had different conversation different ways described the race. And then you bring in totally different ways of describing that also feel like. Own feedback that you know is beneficial to helping they consume the right thing. And you know, he'll he'll say things. Due to it's been it's been really good. So looking forward to seeing how you know the show per game of all that's after mines game. We had a conversation at the shot and just trying to improve our race cars. I don't know. Ryan gets on a motorcycle. But you guys both have similar interest in tractors right? You talk about tractors. We do actually just got two minutes longhorns to Gabri and say, we've got new addition this week they came in on Tuesday, and we had to leave. So unfortunately there at the house, but you know, ask I got advice on on animals. Okay. All right. We're keeping track of all of and you can track what Ricky is doing with supercross. Keep video diary for fans this week and going back and forth between Fort Worth and Houston. Thanks Ricky for joining us. Not a Brown. Venture me. I'm and look for a in recent awesome. Yeah. I think the best advice for Ricky is whenever Ralph says Ricky because it could be Ricky Carmichael, Ricky Stenhouse somebody. Yeah. Being asked a lot of questions as part of a NASCAR drivers job. But what are the questions they wish they didn't have to hear? They will tell in another visit to rest basement when we return. The NHL speaker star shined bright on star Sunday, I at twelve thirty eastern on NBC Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers take on Sean Katori eight and the flyers last night at eight hundred goal in regulation and the only goal in the shootout win over Toronto. Then at seven thirty David pasta can the Bruins faced Dylan Larkin and the Red Wings NHL. Star Sundays presented by AT and T last night posture not had his third hat trick of the season and five points in a win over the Rangers. As NASCAR broadcasters. We are privileged to go to the track and ask drivers all sorts of questions will since its opening day in baseball. We had two routes basement where some of nascar's best reveal that the questions. They're asked are not all home runs. What's your least favorite question to be asked? You're so good at awkward. My least favorite question. What's your least favorite question? This. What's your lease? Question. Your next one. Strangest direct message you've ever seen. Exactly least favorite question Kia. Are you related to the Wallace's? Got all the time you related any of the wood brothers because people thought I must be related to someone else. Could I have thought about that? Yeah. You favorite track? It's like the first thing. People usually ask. What is your Bristol though is? Let's say I'm out eating dinner, something, you know, some sites talk to me, which is fine. But they always say, well what your favorite track? I've like you could ask a question that right? This is our time. You can't think of something better than what your favorite. Yeah. But now, they know they don't ask Bristol chick. When they ask like, what's the best advice your dad's forgiving? Oh. That one gets. Gets pretty old after a while. I didn't realize that that that's such a constant thing. It is it is. But they I mean, I get digits. William William Kucher is. Yeah. Superlatives hating superlatives. We're like, hey, tell me think is like the biggest door goodness. Okay. So you wanna use this against me to air on national television. Tiffany pre-race superstitions. Never heard really do. You have any. My least favorite question is. How do you think you're gonna do this year do this year? I think we're going to good me too. These favorite question. There is no police favorite, man. Lock them. All. Such a simple question. But yet makes a whole entire content have a least favorite question as drivers that you would let you always hated win a fan walk up to you. Especially like on a Sunday morning. Be like trying to win the day. Can I used to say no eleventh place? That's what I'm going for. So it's enough where I don't have to do TV interviews put still good enough to keep a job. You had one until his answer. I don't know that I I would say the I would go there Jones. What's your favorite track? The also what do you how do you go bathroom one in the car? I don't know. Why people look at me? And this must go the bathroom in the car. But. What do you do? I don't know. I've never actually done it. So why we faction how do you go to the bathroom Krista? Well, that's what he does. He. And they're never winning like four times before the show. Start the way. Okay. Only one time of the Usak midget flight funny story day, one initial cave when he Lapresse. Well, we had a red flag came up three goes past. Just hey, you're leaking. We're back to go green. That's just be the drive you freest hundred. Hundred mile race in your only time is a twenty lap race. Kids about this. We're in you work on the car. To a what a six minute red flight the nine minute race. So I used to do the work on the car jumping right as you had chance to race only twenty race it when he goes after. When he goes after I built up. All right. There were said we're gonna let this conversation continuing there were several worthy nominees for the global motorsports. Star in the week from first time winners to dominators, which driver or rider. We'll get the non find out next on the motorsports. Our? This week. It's two honorees for global motorsport star of the week. We know that soon to be nineteen year old Colton hurt. I became a youngest IndyCar driver to win a race last Sunday at circuit of the Americas. But it was also a record setting day one of his bosses George Steinbrenner the port the co owner parting Steinbrenner racing came IndyCars youngest winning team owner ever at age twenty two. Think. Yeah. Those guys are definitely disturbing. Looking at the road ahead at the Texas two step this weekend with supercross in Huston followed by the NASCAR Cup series in Fort Worth IndyCar. Returns april. Seventh from Alabama here on NBC and insa returns, April thirteenth at one beach. Also here on NBC 'Send so little bit of scheduled to get you caught up. And I think that means it's time for fantasy picks, and it's going I be all really we have to get people ready. So you're gonna watch the NASCAR race who should you take as your driver's. I mean. Probably take these drivers because this is the right hick. So yeah. Lauren trick junior fast Giuliano. Kevin Harvick won the fall race air. Cam Rolla being quietly fast every weekend. Kurt Busch has had a lot of top ten top Christmas your team there for Texas is worries from one of his favorite race tracks. Because I know this because I asked him what that's will stay question. Exactly. I won't give you Kerr push being a great pick that I almost picked. And I thought about it. And then I did. And I picked these drivers so Cal Bush, of course, Kevin Harvick you got Jila Gano. I have basically old Team Penske because team has been very fast. I broken record. I know on this show, and then junior added him as my second GR card because I feel like off the eighteen car the one that showed the most speed is a nineteen. I know anyone the five hundred but I just believe that he's been the closest eighteen and this weekend. I think we're gonna see some typical mama half Racine in more than two and three or four different for this could play strength apps. Apps. This appointed in there. I didn't put myself you. So well, I didn't do very well in the races or in fantasy when I had myself Vinci's. So I did I. Yeah. I I went to for weekend. Got this bracelet from a monk. And I'm hoping it changes everything. So it's changed my fancy pits as well. Yes. It has to do with anything helped. Okay. I'm saying of changing everything. Okay. I'm not doing. It's you guys did have three of the same picks the nineteen twenty two in the four five hundred went out there. Yeah. And just thought that they hadn't really shown any speed yet this year, but this is probably the weekend. Okay. Kyle Busch went in this three of you. He went. In Harvey to one in the fall both went with Kevin don't forget to rota world dot com for some insider tips as well before we say goodbye today. This is the final show for our longtime NBC sports producer Ricky diamond a nearly forty year career. There's wreck. In the control real. This forty year career covering everything baseball hockey basketball NASCAR. We're gonna miss you Ricki and congratulations started working near. I hope it's not because of me, man. I apologize. If it is. I will say that since I first came see a couple years ago, Ricky has been one of the most helpful people in my ear throughout every show. And telling me guiding me to not do things, I probably shouldn't do in. Therefore, I think he's the only reason I've been able to stay on this network as long as I have. So I'll miss you, buddy. And it's been great working with you. And I soon as we started talking, he's probably shaking his hand. Like other talking about me. I don't know the camera now, thank you, Ricky such a such a great career, and we're going to miss you. And this is this is the last show. And I think it was nice to have potent her to on thanks to Gossage Ricky Stenhouse, and again, thanks to Ricky diamond. Thank you for watching have a great weekend of racing.

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#543 J. Haley / C. Buescher Miami Recap

The Final Lap

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#543 J. Haley / C. Buescher Miami Recap

"This is the final lap weekly. Shrink the latest bass car racing. News driver interviews rate preview of billions discussion. Rumors more. Here's Carrie Murphy and Toby crispy just a couple of guys talking race. The final is on you have found the place where we talk about all things NASCAR. My name is Kerry. Murphy a longtime NASCAR media member and syndicated radio host of all things. The final lap. Our co host for the show is Toby Christie NASCAR editor from the final app dot com. And social media director from all things at the final app. Are you ready to recap the final race of the twenty NASCAR season? I am. I mean what an exciting race. It was too so cool to the champions of four all within striking distance of each other throughout the entire race. That was pretty awesome. It was actually amazing that this keeps happening and not only that did it for all three series. Yeah. Yeah. I mean aside from Johnny solder in the truck series. I think everybody was pretty competitive and has shot to win the thing. So that was a really really exciting. Few chases for the championships in home said well, let's run down. What we got going on in the show. First of all, we got two interviews. That's right to we don't mess around here, folks. This may be the offseason, but we got to four you who else brings that kind of. Stuff during the off season. I'd love to know you name them. And I still won't believe it. So you, sir. Chatted with Chris butcher. And I talked with Justin Haley, so we're going to we're going to knock those out in segments to enforce it. Now, you know, even where they're going to be. Wow. So they can just fast forward past us. That's great. Oh, yeah. Never mind. Don't forget what I just said. That'll be later on in the program. Of course, people can also subscribe to this show carry the final AP weekly by finding us on apple podcast, Google podcast radio. Tune in radio cath box Spotify. I heart radio any podcasting directory should have us on their search for the final weekly when you find click subscribe. And while you're there was a five star review. It really helps our shows out and it helps with hair growth for Kerry. Murphy, definitely definitely. And boy, I definitely needs it. So and the subscribing part is actually equally or if not more important than the five star reviews once you find us, you might as well hang onto us and have our shows just automatically show up on your devices that that's all a subscribe means. It doesn't mean we're taking any money from you. We'll talk about that later on in the program if you wanna get money, that's fine too. Yeah. Sweet. We like that. Let's get into at homestead Miami speedway. The season finale for all three series trucks xfinity and Cup. But I on the docket here. He is the Cup series. Let's run them down ten to one. And we got Kurt Busch there at number ten, and you know, he ends a really strong season with there's lots of questions about where he's gonna go for next year. But this was one of the stronger seasons for Kurt Busch in recent memory, and Eric Merola, I think you could say the same thing for him. Yeah. This was a career resurgence rare Kamrul he was kinda mired there. Richard petty motorsports for several years broke his back last year. And so it was I, wow, this this might be pretty close the in for but he landed over here Haas racing. Brought Smithfield foods with them and things turned out very very well for them this season makes Tony Stewart. Look like a genius because everybody was like really really Eric Merola. He he totally destroyed. Anything danika did in that car saying definitely for sure. So saying and right there another teammate they're like back to back to back Lynne Boyer at number eight. I don't know how he did that didn't he recor Leon or have some kind of tire problem or something? Yeah. He was having some issues. So that's kind of interesting to see he bounced back very quietly for Clinton Boyer. And chase Elliott. I I'd have to say this was his career year. Three wins on the season ends up seventh in the in the finale. Yeah, this will be your most popular driver for twenty eighteen as well. Yeah. It's I mean, I'd say, oh, well, you're calling your shot and all this other stuff. But no, I think I think that's a pretty much a given. Yeah. It's it's pretty obvious. How about this guy at number six Kerry? Yeah. You know? It's he Finally I think he did what he he came to do. And that's turn that car around Matt Kenseth at number six while I'm a couple of top tens of close things out. And it looks like this could be the very the very last time. Very very last time. We see Matt Kenseth in a Cup series race or an ask her race in general. So it's. Really cool. If that is the case to see them, go out with a solid top ten nearly a top five, and he had a very strong car throughout this thing. He was up in the mix there in the closing restarts. Also, good back at Phoenix. So I mean, I think the whole point of him getting in that car was to try to steer row Fenway racing in the right direction. I think he might have done it. Yeah. Because to really difficult cars for too difficult. Tracks for cars that aren't quite perfect are Phoenix and homestead they're not quite super banked. So it really takes a really good car to have a good run there. And it looks like the row racing number sixteen turn things around so brackets Lasky at number five. And then we're going to get into the into the good stuff here. But. Brad Kozlowski what might have been if he only had made the the final four there. Yeah. And you know, another thing he kind of brought the last caution. I know we'll talk about that here in a minute. But man. What would have been if it wasn't for that too? That's true. That's true. All right. Let's get into the final four. They happened to be the top four in the race funny. How that worked out Kyle Busch. At least from my perspective really wasn't even a factor for the win despite being in fourth place. Let's let's hear from Kyle Busch. I don't know where we missed it. Just so close yesterday felt pretty decent about things. Happy hour. This changes that we were going to make overnight and get into the race. And then just today weren't even close just not all night long to sideways and along with that. But just on the long run just couldn't enter the corner, and we were just getting smokey corners and turns during well. So overall, just frustrating and. Call the great race got us in position there when we long ran. That caution. Luckily, and everything came to fruition. Just when you're off you're not gonna hold anybody back. Yeah. So eight wins on the season. You expect Kyle Busch to go into a race where it's winter. You know, you don't wanna championship you'd expect it to be up on the wheel, which I'm sure he was but the car wasn't quite up to snuff. But man, you know, the did play strategy. They played some crazy pit strategy that look like it was not going to pay off somehow it paid off at did put him in the running towards the end of this thing. But again, the car just was not strong enough in cal- Bush kind of limped home to a fourth place finish if that's considered limping home. Clearly, clearly the car was not there because they gave Kyle Busch the lead at the end of the race. And you figure it. All right. He's the king starts and Kevin Harvick anyway. And he still couldn't get it done. So clearly the car was not set up to his liking. Yeah. I mean, how many times have you seen Kabua's just kinda mired in mid pack throughout a race. And all of a sudden you get him up front towards the end. He finds a way. To take it to another level in that car. And he just wasn't able to get that done this thing. So the car was definitely pretty far off. Also with eight wins on the season. Is that right? Yeah. Kevin Harvick led fifty eight laps in this thing. Look like he was a shoo-in to take to take the trophy. And just didn't happen. Here is Kevin Harvick daytime race car since it got dark. We just never could get our card tightened up there at the end. And then they made a great call position to you know to to win the race. And. The caution came out when the two cars from the nineteen out and. And came off road fourth and just strong for our strong point was not to restart tonight. And and on the wrong side of it. So sixteen wins between the last two drivers. We just mentioned and they don't have the Cup. No. In fact, they didn't even finish up two. They're sitting there third and fourth. That's a real bummer for them. But man what a season it was for. Kevin Harvick is. Well, I know this isn't the way you want it to finish. But I have to say Kevin Harvick did take this loss in stride. And all the interviews. I saw he said. Yeah, we're good enough tonight. So I mean, it's got to be difficult after having the kind of areas head it is kinda shrug that off. But I found that quite impressive, and I gained even more respect for Kevin. Hi, Rick with that. Little little gesture at the end of the race. Wow. The defending Cup series champion from twenty seventeen and their final race of the season and forever. Seventy eight furniture. Oh racing machine. Martin tricks junior comes up one spot short of that win here is. Mt. J s year. We did the same thing they did tonight. So the way it goes stint play when we needed to to we we were terrible for ten fifteen laps and tires and. A good restarted the end. Luckily and jail Ron just at the end. So I needed fifteen twenty more less. It's just the way it goes. Sure what else to say? But proud everybody on our team for fighting hard this year too. You know without that last caution. It was in the bag. I think maybe so we'll see but. Little miss all guys and had had a hell of five years was team. So there's just probably them and we're celebrating tonight. So that was a bomber. But he also just didn't have the car to to to get up front. What what are you talking about? It was like seconds behind the winner in the closing stretch their but heading up in for a late race caution. I thought more insurance junior had this thing Kerry. Maybe maybe. But like I said once the eventual winner who if you're not a bit in a cave. You don't know who it is. But. He just you know, he was the car to beat their in those closing laps on that short run. Yeah. He definitely had the short run car. But March shooter long run really had something special. And it was I felt for forum when I saw that caution come out. I was like man this this could get interesting, but he did hold his own initially on the restart, and okay, this this can be pretty good a little battle here. This can be fun to watch. But our eventual winner and eventual champion would just a little too much for the seventy eight t the post race interview with Martin tricks junior little misty teary eyed. There dare I say he was crying. But you know, the one thing I took away from that interview. Is he said that this team made him a NASCAR superstar and he's not wrong? No, he's not. I mean before he ended up in furniture racing. It looks like his career was close to over. So I mean, this is really what turned things around for him. And I mean, it was it was really good to see the career resurgence. He's had and it's gonna be interesting to see how he and Kohl Pearn. Do Joe Gibbs racing next season. But I know they. They wanted to go out with a championship. They felt that they were right in the mix. And they thought this was going to happen in late in the race. It just wasn't to be. But man, what a what an effort by those guys. And how cool was it? Did you see one of our final apertures? Dave Lightfoot was out there. Checking this thing he was out in homestead like all week. I was keeping up with them on Facebook. He was sharing like crazy. Pretty awesome. I love on the the fans of the show get involved in start posting stuff. That's great makes our jobs easier for sure definitely. Winter Kerry, let's get let's let the cat out of the bag ready. I mean, if you don't know, and you've been traveling the globe, and you're just getting back home, and you figure you know, what I wanna get my NASCAR news from carrying Toby. And I don't know who the NASCAR champion is well here here it is your Twenty-eight teen NASCAR Cup series champion happens to drive the number twenty two car for Penske racing. Joey Logano it's incredible. What goes through your mind, and how how it feels dealer cross finish signing will take leading knows quite a few laps last. And then you get closer you five last four last count them down. I think the white flag. You know, the caution comes out we got it. And. Really felt a lot like my first one. In pocono. And kinda that same thing is how I one was to me. And that I when your goals changes to a championship. And I remember those laps there. And my foot was shake. I know way down to throttle down. Kept shaking third doing that. Again, this has been so so hard, and such a long road to get here and spend so close and had that feeling of defeat, and this things hurts line less than you wanted to have that feeling again, you know, but I felt so confident going into this week that we were to car to beat. I felt like you know after winning. We'll put us in the spot to to really focus in on this race. And. We didn't. I built a great race car. You know that was able to be good on short runs. It wasn't a long earnings car has for sure. But twenty lap car. It was that for sure and my race team. I wasn't more about them at all. And. And I knew I just had to do my job and do their job and everything was going to be fine heat away. Everything was going to be fine. But I felt confident relaxed today was a good day and here break it down for us. His crew chief Todd, Gordon, Gordon, Jeff I said at the time that's an wheelhouse. You give joy Lugano a sniff of it with a short run at the end, and in front of the front of the pack. I think all weekend we had phenomenal run speed. We can go fifteen laps. I think better than anybody. And we knew you know, I felt like we talked about this this race. Typically has caution. It just it's just how kind of unfolds there's typically one somewhere leading late in the race in in when it came up there. It was our opportunity enjoys and you give him that opportunity of of you know, of of here's here it is. It's right in front of a he's a he he stepped up to another level. So. Great run there. We tighten them up got tight enough to to what he could really hustle and. Make good work of of making speed and get into front in clear and the captain what I think the play offs. You know, obviously sixteen down before. There was lots of motion lots of good racing. And certainly to see today with all four them up on that pylon almost all together for the whole two hundred sixty seven laps to show. You know, how good these guys are a good the racing. Is there just no question that you know, joy wanted mad. I think Todd Gordon the team gave a terrific car. We had dementia being we work on our car after we got in at martinsville. Which certainly gives you a couple of weeks to not have the pressure, which I think was definitely a benefit for us. But there's no question to speed. We head for say thirty or thirty five laps was pretty outstanding. And that nineteen with that spend was AB absolutely opportunistic for us. You know to get back in line with some great fits ups are guys on pit road show. You know, how good they were today when you look time and time again, they put us out there. So there's the major players when it comes to Penske racing. And wow, Joey Logano is the champion. And you know, it's funny. The big three was all the talk. And then it was the big three, and Joey and nobody gave him even the time of day to win this thing. And I kinda I dunno. I just had a feeling anytime. You have somebody who seems like an afterthought going into one of these things, and you feel like you've gotta figure it out. And you say it's going to be one of these three. It's usually somehow the other guy puts in that extra effort because they will nobody thinks could win this thing. Yep. And that's what Joel did he got he got on that wheel at the end of this thing. And may nobody could catch him third win of the season. First career at Miami. First time for four to have a Cup championship and manufacturers titles since Dale Jarrett in nineteen ninety nine second Cup series championship for Penske racing. Brad Keselowski is the other and the one thing I took away from this. If you hit social media after this race, why all the. Joey hate, man. I don't know. You know, there was I know he roughed up tricks a little bit of martinsville. But that's what you expect to short-track. So I know a lot of people aren't huge fans of Joey over the last few seasons. He's he's definitely not made a lot of friends throughout the years. But I think he made it pretty impressive run of the championship here. And I think he should be celebrated. He he is that next guy who could be in position to be our next big champion for for years to come. He's he's position perfectly for it. As far as age goes as far as the organization is with will he deliver that I don't know. But he's kind of that guy that could be the person who takes the sports the next level the next few years. I just I don't understand. I get it. You know him and Matt Kenseth had the run in and him and Tony Stewart had the running in. And I'm a huge Martin Nick junior fan. Just because he's so nice to us. And even I saw the martinsville thing is just a reysen thing. You know, rubbings reysen where we're all these people. When Dale Earnhardt senior was racing. I mean, seriously, I'm right there with you. But. Another thing to take away from this is did he not validate that that move martinsville by winning this championship? Everybody doesn't realize if he didn't do that move at martinsville at the end of the race. He wouldn't have been in the final four because he had problems a few weeks later, and that's what elevated him here to achievement ship. So he definitely validated. The move in my opinion as if he needed to. I mean, it was it was a common short-track tactic. I didn't think he was ending to major. But yeah, I it's it's something where he just rubs people wrong way. Somehow. I don't understand because he's a very nice polite guy in person. And he's usually pretty clean on the race track aside from the few incidents, we've talked about here. But you know, you look at an entire seasons of work thirty six races. And you're talking about one incident throughout it. And it just be for a win. I mean, that's that's kind of crazy nitpicking over one problem. You got to final four that includes Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick. And you complain about Joey Lagaan racing heart or racing rough. Or whatever, I it's it's I don't even know how to explain it. It's it's really weird. But he's that guy that people don't like for whatever reason there's happens throughout the years. Jeff Gordon was that for longtime Jimmy Johnson took it for a while. When you're good, and you have success people tend to not like that. Especially if your favorite drivers the one who comes expensive of that success. But I think people are gonna have to get over and get used to Juliano's here. And he's here to stay. All right. We're out of time so up next is your interview. That's toby. They're over there. He visited with Chris butcher. And that's next on T F L W Bush or Mike us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap like us. This is. Christa weekly here with a fellow Texan thaw as. Good for shit. Yeah. No problem. It's what's your favorite place. Eaten the Dallas for? There isn't your from this region of the world, man. You know, I love Tex products able to drive, but but every time I come out here, but we always end up in Roanoke. They were there last night, we try to different place out. And usually end up at babes at some point. You know? Try and go. Yeah. You can't you can't really go wrong there. So for sure for sure you guys have been knocking on the door. Some really really impressive runs this season. Do you guys have ideas of what you're missing go from that, you know, fifteen team to attempt place each week. You know, it's it's hard to hard figured out. Exactly. If if you knew you do your best to fix, but I think it's just a combination, you know, just doing everything little bit a little bit more aggressively just trying to find a little bit more aero a little bit more power. You know, trying to to aren't everybody can't every time we go out and try and trying to be prepared when we show up is places. So I think we have a good a good package underneath us right now. And. We're making make some real good progress to the end of the year here and the next year with the rules change, you know, really getting into a little bit of of a I'm don't really know what to expect yet. But you know, I feel like we have something that's going to get a fish out this year pretty strong force. Yeah. And you guys have definitely been training in the right direction. And now next year even a new teammate Ryan priests. Are you excited to work with him? Yeah. So Ryan's been around a little bit here. Lately. We've been able to talk into just trying to get get ready for next season. Almost hard to talk about about the race car on part of it. When we know everything's going to change. I mean, we can talk about this year what we got going on. But with the with the package for for next. I think we're both a little bit in in unknown area. So it'd be good. We'll be able to go into it, and you know, work together. Try and figure out what we need are we on in and get that in in place as quick as possible. Try and figure out what it's gonna change. How carjon drive different how the rice. You're gonna play out differently. I'm sure the strategies gonna change quite a bit. We gotta gotta be prepared for all that. So I'm sure there will be be a lot of of team team meeting of the minds over over the off season try and figure out where we think it's going to head. And then, you know, after the probably the west coast swing really get an idea of what what we feel like we're going to be hunting for the rest of the year. And now you're gonna be the veteran presence on the team within coming in. Did you have any input on the hire of Ryan Preece at all? I don't know veteran is. Is isn't appropriate term, you know, just just shy of two years right now. So I am getting old. So there is that. But don't feel like a veteran position enough to where I'm able to to make those calls. You know, Ryan's a good, man. And you know, been been watching him race through through expensive for many years now really and feel like it'll be good feel like we'll have something that will that work. Well, together, you'll be able to to go out there and get get good solid finishes and be able to you know, with the new the new rules bags. We got coming on. Maybe be able to push each other a little bit more. And my make teamwork that much more important. Very nice. Don't you talked about getting older? I mean, you're not even thirty yet. So I'm used to spears ahead of you with age comes things like marriage and children some of that house. Mary lifetime is good. I am I am closer thirty than than twenty by the way. But the marriage lives has been great. You know, we let's see we got married Easter weaken this this year. We're so not a whole lot has changed since then she had a lot of a lot of paperwork to do. Change in her name. I was pretty fortunate. I didn't have to do that. So beyond that, you know, just just just live in everyday. So it's been it's been really good. We got we don't have any kids time for that. But we have have several animals at the house that keep us money occupied. So we'll stick with with two dogs and the cat for a little while. Yeah. Definitely take your time. As a guy who comes from experience. I've got a one year old on round the house right now, it is very hard to keep up with them. I can imagine stuff here with Chris butcher in the weekly. So I saw repelled ten stories down the side of the hotel. Are you nuts? I made bad decisions when I said, I would do that. And I showed up and tried to get out of it. And and it scared the crap out of it it honestly did. But after it was done. It was actually a good time. It was. Lives could be able to raise some money and be able to be able to do that down at the NASCAR whole fame. And and you know, have people that came out and participated in watched. And you know, it was it was a neat deal. I think I would do it. Again. The hardest part was getting off the top waning over for the first time. Yeah. Not really trusting the rope set. Look, look a little dinky. Those good costs. Awesome in keeping the line charity here be in these gallatin glove foundation. Yeah. The first time I did that it doesn't with. With Jimmy and his the visor program. He does for his creation for him his foundation. And then the one for Dale that we did this year was pretty neat as well. So it was going to see how many people participate in ROY work. You know, we're we're all competitive, but the end of the day for Vert for good cause I think everybody can get along. Really, well, and and realize that you know, if it's for for good interests that all be on board. So it's pretty deal when they get they ended up raising pretty pretty mound that that one small program that we did. And you know, that's. It's needs to be part of, you know, nice to be too nice to be asked about it and be able to participate and. Coups to be eight to Monday. Do that more often? I hate steal from nail. Those gotta get back. There you go. There you go. Now, we we're talking about your good run Jamin having this year. You've had a couple of top five, and you know, other solid top throughout the entire season. What to this point in the year is the one race it using longer? That's that's the best i-drive all year right there. You know, I always I was love Bristol. And we had a really good run going Bristol and should have top five day four and and up getting tired cut down with just a handful apps ago. So that that was really aggravating 'cause that's one that always keeps circle. And every time we show up there were five run. Well, run up. Out of trouble always. But. Didn't work out this this year. But we were definitely there Mark last weekend was actually a really good race for us. Now, that's one of the tracks. For me have been more hidden miss. For us to be able to show up be diesel truck. And throughout the race. Have pretty good speed. What I thought it was was easily top fifteen speed sometimes better to be able to come on there with thirteenth. I mean that was pretty respectable for me. That's all it in the more. You're up there. The more chances are going to have her awesome runs like that. It's just goes before we go though, I have to ask how often do you use Kruger's click list? Click. Yeah. For shopping. I've used it. I've actually been Bush's make beans in there before it's pretty awesome. It's very convenient. How do you like that's that's like to hear? You know, we we don't have the Kroger's in account. We have Harris teeters, and they have some more program, which makes it very easy. So it is nice to to use the program. Have your stuff waiting on you and vehicle to take off? I'm a bad. A bad browser right? When I go in I walk out spending about one hundred dollars more shit in camps. Yeah. Man. Learned a lot about where all this placement comes from being around this deal talking about with all the sponsors and hearing themselves. So I I realized why they put stuff where do and now I realize it works. Very well. So it does save me from overspending. So it's actually a really good program Gerber onboard. This year has been also in the capacity. They have been the whole clip west program has grown pretty big through through the partnership in through the promotion from the team. So it's been pretty awesome. Well, that's great stuff. Chris Bush, thanks for taking time out on the final. We appreciate like us at Facebook dot com slash final lap. Weekly back. Here's your host carry Murphy into Christie just a couple of guys talking racing. Welcome to the weekly. My name is Gary Murphy, I'm a longtime NASCAR media member syndicated radio host of all things a final lap. Our coach to the show is Tova Christie NASCAR editor from all things at the final lap and the final dot com. And one thing we forgot to mention the championship for restarted that final stage one two three four. How is it that it seems like all these series since this format has been created? They're always the cream of the crop. I don't how do they manage to do that mother? The final four for a reason you could argue, but the other argument is maybe there's a blind eye. Once they go through the technical inspection. Who knows I don't know for whatever reason those teams do rise to the occasion that homestead? It's just bizarre that that seems to happen across all the series. Nobody's having you know engine failures or tire problems. It's just magical. It's weird. It is weird. Because you know, you can cheat up all you want. If that is what's happening or whatever's going on they they find a way to find the extra speed through some kind of magical just what they haven't told anybody about her having showcased throughout the year. And all of a sudden like you said, there's mechanical failures all sorts of weird things. So many moving parts in this cars. Ed, they're just on experiencing those in the final race. So it's it has been magic it really has been magic. And I think nascar's going. Wow, this is incredible. How many years can we get away with this? And we forgot her honorable mention. There of Kyle Larson. He looked to have the win. And he's he slumps running up high loves running along the fence. But the downside of that is you're so close to the wall that if you have a problem, or, you know, have a minor lapse in judgment or brain fart, or whatever you hit the wall. And he seems to do that more often than he wins running up high like that. Yeah, he's strong at homestead every season. He looks at the car to beat. But like you said, he means trouble. Because he's on the razor's edge of craziness up there in the high line. I think he goes up. They're too early. I if I were him, I would wait until the last hundred miles or so I would take it up there. I don't I don't understand why he's doing it. So early the longer you run up there, the the bigger opportunity you have to make some Kevin air like that. So I don't understand why he's doing it so early, but he's definitely showing to these guys are always in chairmanship four if you could find a way to make your car work there, you would be significantly faster than anyone else. So it kind of be Wilders me in and whatnot. That we haven't seen any of these championship contenders. Who were having such magical performances triumph there? I don't understand. There's obvious speed to be found up there. And it's just interesting nobody, you know, they'll do anything to give advantages days, they'll they'll they'll put a fake spoiler on the car. They'll do all sorts of things, but we won't run the high line at home state. It's just very interesting that even the closing laps done of him. That were not able to Joe even tried it. They didn't get anywhere near. But we'd seen Kyle Larson do all night. So it's kind of bizarre. Maybe he's just waiting. Trion stuff out. Out in these years that he's not in the final four for that. When that that opportunity comes he's going to have all this in the back of his mind, and he's going to take that win at homestead and be the champion. If the opportunity comes guys are in trouble because Kyle Larson definitely knows the fast line around homestead. And I think if he's in the championship mix he would not be making mayors currently making because I think currently he's trying to push even further than he would if he was running for a title. But man, he's he's he's very fast. Every time. I go to homestead. All right. Let's run down the final Cup series point standings for the twenty eighteen season. We'll do just the top ten because tens like good number. Ryan Blaney at number ten then you've got Kyle Larson. Brad Keselowski number eight Kurt Busch. Six and chase Elliott number six then we Erica Merola made it to the top five in the points innings this season. Very impressive. Just I your Stewart Haas racing just saying. How about Kabushiki rounds on our championship four? Kevin Harvick was third course. Martin truce junior second enjoy Lagaan, oh was your champion of courses. Top four made their spot secured by their finishing positions. Homestead those new to the show are today is whenever we say just saying because that means Eric's outperforming her in every other way, right? Did you hear her interview this week or past two weeks somewhere in there? No. I didn't know she was even out there. Yeah. She had an interview with what's his name. I don't remember anymore Graham something, but okay, she said that Stewart Haas racing wanted her out, and that's the reason the her career failed. Well, because her performance was not up to snuff. They they weren't committed to making sure she had what she needed his choose basically saying insinuating. Okay. Well, okay. We'll the very next year. All of a sudden the cars are running up front. Yeah. It's I I don't understand if they could make it win. And if they could have made it win with her behind the wheel they would have done everything in. Power to make that happen because that would have been a powerhouse for sponsorship for years to come. There's no reason. Yeah, they would not let that let that success happen. If they could have anything to do with business wise that makes no sense at all. No definite is. Oh, yeah. Let's feel this car for thirty million dollars a year. And just let's let's give her a twentieth place card thirtieth place car. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. All right. Let's run down the other two series that had their championship weekend at homestead speedway as well. Finnity series going down and driving the Dale Earnhardt, jR, own number nine car who picked this one. I don't think anybody did Tyler Rettig is your twenty eighteen xfinity series champion over Cole Custer in second place. There Tyler book ends the season with wins at Daytona. And now homestead Miami speedway. Here's Tyler something new as possible all year long and. You know, maybe not everybody in the garage believed it, but our team believes it, and that's that's all we need the guys in the shop. Winning winning in the first race ear was was huge. It was a huge cyber leaf knowing that no matter what may horrible things could happen. We're Lockton playoffs. But at the same time, I think looking back obviously going into the playoffs. We look back, and we just well, I wouldn't say Wease team. I was simply just to aggressive and a lot of good race cars, unfortunately. But last game around. We refocused really honed in on what we had to do. We weren't always say that the six six tests the practice sessions between the rounded twelve around eight we weren't ever really that great. We were always kind of struggling of the guys were competing for the championship. And we were always wondering how we were going gonna get speed in the race and get the points needed to advance the next round. My team worked really always worked really hard, especially the seven weeks prior after practice to make our better. And to get ourselves in position to score points and survive he apparently also nabbed rookie of the year honors there. And Joe John hunter Nemechek was third followed by Daniel Henrik and Austin syndrich rounds out the top five the other championship driver. Christopher bell was eleventh. Yeah. Like you said though, I don't think anybody had tolerated win this thing. I know dill junior believe all his drivers. But I I don't think I think when gesture Harare fill out of this thing, you know, in Phoenix. I don't think Bill was like we've got a really strong shot here. I, you know, Tyler at one Daytona being of the year in head, you know, winning wise since but man, he got up on the wheel at home said he got up against that wall at Larson does. And he got it done. That's the third year out of the last five the number nine team for Junior Murray. Sports won the championship in the series. And this is Dale fifth championship in the extreme series total as a car owner when you go back to his chance to days with Martin sure junior. That's pretty impressive. Where were you with all these numbers last week when we could have been picking these if I had heard those numbers that'd be like, oh, it's got to be ready. Well, yeah. But I mean, if you're in that being said, you look at Reading's performances here new you're like, well, I don't know. Yeah. So man, I I don't know. I just didn't see that coming. But is a very pleasant surprise to see that for him. He moved ours ER next year, and that should be a pretty interesting pairings. Well, totally let's talk truck series. Now Brett Moffitt the mustache, man. He led fifty nine laps in this one on his way to capture the twenty trucks series championship. And here's Brent I only sunk in yet, a lot of friends family here in and just the effort, the HR you put in all year, and Scott, and these guys when when we didn't even know you're gonna make it to the track. And then we show up that week and win the race that Chicago, and in just everything we've been through like everyone understands when we say we have nine or ten fulltime employees. That's the last three to five weeks. They've been working seven days a week and work until midnight. If need be more than not they were doing that. And this just a. It's a testament to them. It's it's really I'm fortunate to drive the Trump. But those guys they kill it. I mean, it's it's an honor for them them still not guaranteed a job next year. But at least I can say that I want it. So that's that's really all it extends to is. You know, we've worked really hard all year. And and I wanted to win it not only for myself. But everybody involved we had so many different partners this year. So the championship four in the truck series ended up like this. You got brat. I then you got no Gregson who finished third. Justin. Haley our guest in a few moments in eighth and Johnny Sauter bummer for him. I caught the eye checked out the race. I like I don't know twenty thirty laps in before. I remembered it was on TV, and I'm looking for solder. Where is he wears? Oh my gosh. She's down in the pack. What happened? He ends up twelve out of the the the whole four there. Yep. Yep. And again Johnny solder much like Kevin Harvick. And then of the day he'd he just. Said we'd reduced had the speed. And. Yeah. I hope they don't put their heads down. They hit a hell of a season this year. They put up a lot of victories in the column, and it was a very impressive show to Johnny's injustice. Ailey over there g mass racing this year. And you know, I think if they keep their heads down. I think they'll be back again next year. And I think the whole pre- pretty dang good shot at a at another championship. Their powerhouse all of a sudden, man. They really really are. It's it's pretty awesome to see. How far that team is coming such a short amount of time. Totally. All right. Let's look ahead. We've got some weird headlines here we could talk about first of all Jimmy Johnson. Didn't get a win in two thousand eighteen he does have a new crew chief onboard coming up for next year on new sponsor coming onboard. And next week. He's going to do a Formula one. Swap. That's pretty cool. Yeah. That's going to be pretty sweet him Alonzo. That's gonna be great. I can't wait to see that. Now, the the the dynasties over I guess Chad canal. That's it that was the last race at homestead Miami speedway for them. But each of them has their own dynasty. Continue. So for Jimmy Johnson. These looking his lips wanting championship number eight which would make him the all time winningest to championship driver in the Cup series history. And for checking out his chance at title number eight as a crew chief, which would Dale Inman for the most serious history. So there's a lot on the line for these two guys. They move into their new partnerships. Denny Hamlin and Jimmy Johnson both ending win streaks. I mean. That's a bummer. If you told us, that's what was going to happen going into the season, man. We would have called you crazy superstars like that. Absolutely. There's no way won't even with a really bad year that Jimmy Johnson had last year. He had three wins. He did. Yeah. Yeah. I mean bad year for Jimmy Johnson is not a winless season. So this was an atrocious season for him. Just hamlin. He's been one of the winningest drivers on the circuit since he came into no five as well. So five or six whatever it was six. I think so now now on the upside did you see Jimmy Johnson without the beard. The guy has. Not aged. Yeah. That's all you were face booking all upset about it. It's amazing. How I mean he looks like a rookie. He drove like when this year too. Well, then maybe that was the problem. Problem. Toby with Zinger that's going on with the the millionaire dollars there because I I don't get it. How you can look the same as when you started in NASCAR. That's just bizarre. You really think that something's going on there? Yeah. If you've got millions of dollars, you got magical doctors and whatnot. So he just doesn't strike me as the guy that cares that much about his appearance that he would be doing that. I don't know. I think Jimmy Johnson's authentically the way he looks. I believe you know. All right drivers without rides for next year. I'm sure you've got them in the back of your your brain. You wanna share them? Yeah. Daynuss whereas is one for for right now. Yeah. So that's kind of interesting just a Haley was on this. There is going to be on the show here in a minute. And he's currently ride the Sabbath truck series champion Brett Moffitt. Yep. He's looking for ride as well. So there's a lot of people still looking for rides AJ Dinger. We don't know if he's, you know, looking for a ride, but he's out of a ride. Yeah. Definitely definitely Matt Kenseth doesn't look like he's actively looking for something. So it looks like he's done James. Yeah. Mcmurray. It looks more like he's done now too. I mean, he did a lot of talking to Matt kids at this week in the past few weeks. And it seems like he's at peace with what's going on. And it looks like that might be it for him. But what about Kurt Busch? Kurt Busch is open. Yeah. I mean, there's there's a lot of movement still to be done here and silly season in the season's over we're running out of time while yeah, the season is definitely over and off season is getting underway here and just to let you know as listener we continue on we're not gonna stop. So if you need your NASCAR fix hit us up every single week. It's ab- scribe on on your favorite podcast directory. And we'll be here. We'll we'll we'll get you through this. We'll get you today Daytona as of right now or I don't know mid eighties until the Daytona five hundred days away right somewhere in that region. Depending on when you're listening to this show. Yes, I didn't want to say that I tried to dance around that. But you know, let's be honest. People can listen to us at anytime they want, and that's the nice thing about podcasts, and and modern technology. Yeah. We're getting closer though. I mean every day that goes by where we're getting closer to the green flag. Very true statement. Oh, man. All right up next. We've got Justin Haley, I couldn't get it out of them. I did ask if you know what what's the plans for next year? And he he wouldn't let on he said some good things are in the work. So I guess we could take him at his word of that. But you'll hear all that next on W. Okay. By is the final lap weekly. Final weekly is back to final weekly hist back. Here's your host carry Murphy into crispy just a couple of guys talking race. It. With us today is Justin halio, welcome to program. Well, thank you. Thank you. Aren't you had quite the season so far? Yeah. It's it's been a pretty killer season so far in three win so far and unperformed here tonight and Phoenix. So it's been pretty good. What has group around me and C G message turn into and all the health the Chevy's been this year you've had a chance to do Fairmont burnouts. What's what's the key? What's what makes a good burn out? Well, I really can't do too big a burnouts because of these Motors new Motors we actually own them. So it's not like they'll built Motors where they got torn down every race. So you gotta be gotta be pretty, you know, I don't know you got to be pretty safe on them. So if we went home said, I promise you it be pretty big that that Motors not gonna survive that right now. Yeah. They'll probably have to push me to victory lane. What how how do you battle your teammate for that thing? I mean, you guys are locked in. Yeah. Obviously Johnny's been a pretty good. Teammate over the past few years. And he he's taught me a lot, and I've probably taught him a lot too. So it's really cool to be on there and racing teammate for the championship. Specially that we're only two locked in right now that was pretty cool to have both the trucks go all the way through play offs get locked in and get to the round of four. So first time for us. It's nice have Chevy have to trucks up there. So it's it's definitely going be pretty intense. But there's no one else. I'd rather battle for Johnny. You're going gonna still raise for the win though. You just because you're locked in. Doesn't mean you're gonna sit around having popcorn right? Yeah. I mean, I he got to go win. And I it's definitely going to be hard this new track configuration. So. We're gonna take some risk tonight. And see see where we go with those. But I don't know it's it's gonna be different night for sure with the with the new restarts owner and everything. Yeah. One of my questions. How do you? How do you attack that that start finish line in such a bizarre position? Well, I it's definitely hard. It's not hard as a driver. But it's gonna be hard for NASCAR. Nascar is definitely going to have to. You know, think about how they thing about it is right is that you can't pass. You can't go below the line 'til you hit the start finish line. So once you hit the start finish line. You can go as low as you want and you can pass. So there's gonna be a lot of cars lacking back. So NASCAR on the past. Really hasn't been that great at calling lagging back stuff, hence like Vegas or somewhere where you really can cut down like Chicago or something like that. So I hope NASCAR little little more keen on that tonight. And because if not it's just going to go while, you know, there's gonna be racks, and it's gonna be torn up truck. So no one wants to see that. So hopefully, hopefully, we don't have too many games tonight with the restarts. It's definitely gonna be tough because the restart zone is exactly in the middle the corner we had ten minutes of restart practice at the end of first practice to to get over Aguirre's and stuff. Right. And there's quite a bit attire spend. 'cause you had a lot of we on it. So it's definitely gonna be difficult. But the sec part is is where the first race a weekend. But. Yeah. So all is around us. But then the expending Cup guys can watch and learn and learn from armor steaks have you ever had a restart practice before. Now that was the first time, I know NASCAR did it at the Royal rule, but I didn't pertain in that. So I I did to restart just to see where we're at little quick things. I mean, I've done a lottery starts my life. So it wasn't like I had to spend too much time on it. Just again familiar with everything they're gonna use the dogleg talk to your teammate, Johnny solder. And he said he almost wrecked the truck trying to to test that out. Yeah. I didn't. I didn't use it in practice. Chinese take care of my truck right now Johnny did use it. And he tore up tore off the left side of his truck. So. I think when it comes you're gonna have to. But you know, I'm not planning on doing it right now. But I think if you're on the inside lane you're going to have to because of all these all these younger kids and whatnot. They're they're gonna push issue. A quite a bit more than I'm going to. So I think it's going to be a lot of blocking and. If everyone's doing it, you gotta do it back in January. Did you envision this is how the season go or have you exceeded expectations? Yeah. I think you always set the expectations high for yourself, and I had pretty high expectations for for myself and not only for myself, but the team as well. So we ended twenty seventeen really fast. We had a really good speech on the pole and contended for win here at Phoenix until we got wrecked. So we had really good speed into last year. So transferring that in the beginning of this year and having a strong right Daytona, obviously being watching the final four is what you want to happen. But you never know. So gave me a lot of confidence to go ahead and lock myself in to play playoffs like myself into the round of a around six. I haven't been on a cutoff line yet. So I guess I won't be going into homestead. I mean, anything can happen. So we could lose a championship release over something completely irrelevant or we can win it or you know, over something like what happened last week. So there's a lot of. As it can go. So you can't base your whole season off next week. You got space it on. Have you been have how much speed you've had this year? So we've got three wins. I'm pretty happy with that. We lock ourselves in the final four. So as a driver, and I think as a team really cast for much more. What what went through your mind when you pass tod on that final app. Well, yeah. Obviously the last few laps race where stressful for me not really stressful agonizing because I knew how to faster was running out of time. So come across the start finish line getting the white flag. My spotter told me that Todd was out of fuel. And I was like, okay. Well, there's like three lap cars between me and Todd. So I'd have to get around those guys. And you never really know. So I was pretty focused on the last lap. I really didn't realize that I passed him until you know, when I was doing my burnout and whatnot until a bit later. But in the moment, you're just you're just focused, and you know, obviously, I started to go through three and four and finish it off make no mistake. So when you're passing him. I it's not like you. Yeah. I like every yell, but I'm sure the crew did. But as a driver, you're pretty tune in focus at the task on hand, what are the plans for next year? I'm not sure yet I've been working on quite a bit of stuff. I it's hard with this day nature getting sponsorship and and find a team, they'll take you. So right now, it's looking pretty good nothing to announce yet. But pretty confident that next year be pretty good. I'm sure getting championship might might help. Yeah. Yeah. That that definitely helped the the issue quite a bit about the off season when he got planned for that. Not much just gonna rebuild. 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PCC Multiverse #188- iiRcade Takes Center Stage, a NASCAR Playoff Preview, and it's Happy Happy Joy Joy for Ren and Stimpy!

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PCC Multiverse #188- iiRcade Takes Center Stage, a NASCAR Playoff Preview, and it's Happy Happy Joy Joy for Ren and Stimpy!

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I'll give you a low down later on in the show what we're GONNA be talking about on Mondays Program. We've got a great lineup for today I've got Sean Luke Shin CEO of Arcade. They're awesome home arcade units are coming this holiday got chemo? Easter. Would and Ron's zero directors. Of Happy Happy Joy Joy, the Renaissance story that documentary is available now on a ton of video on demand outlets including Amazon, Voodoo and more. So you WANNA go ahead and check that out today. That is happy. Happy joy joy the Ren and stimpy stories. If you're a big fan of them were she wanna find out more about that awesome cartoon that was such a big hit in the ninety s I'm doing an interview with them to tell you more about that coming up on today's show. And last but not least marcus dealers, our good friend and also NASCAR. He's coming up with a NASCAR playoff preview coming up later in the program. Well. That's enough talking right now I got some great nerve you signed up. So right after this, we're going to be coming up I with Song Shin Ceo of Ir cade you're listening to pop culture cosmos are I know we're back with program? It's Gerald Glass for coming right back to hear from the pop culture cosmos want to go ahead and thank everybody for watching us also well on Youtube and facebook live WanNa. Thank you so much for watching and listening to US right here at the pop culture cosmo's if you can check out our shows on radio worldwide each and every Monday and Friday also playing seven days a week on those stations and, of course. We're available on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast spotify or Redo your just truly appreciate you listening and checking us out here at the pop culture cosmos. I talked to this man at CBS and he had a lot of high hopes for what he can introduce into a home arcade marketplace and in doing. So he is going to make quite an imprint on that because I are cade is coming I think he's going to tell me that sure gonNa tell me that it's coming this holiday to just a wide. Variety of people out there that are looking for a new interest in the home arcade market, and with me today is a good man indeed I spoke to him earlier this year one of our most popular interviews so far in two thousand twenty as es in what seems like it's been now forever because twenty twenty is going on way too long in my opinion. is so many things going down, but he is back and I truly am glad to have him here today it is Zhonghua Xin of Arcade. He's the headman there the man behind it and if you WANNA check out everything that he's doing and he's updating. You can either go each and every Tuesday to his are that's I, our cad that's Ir cade on Youtube or I. Our CAD ARCADE DOT com you check out all the great things that they're doing there including. All the great units, yet you may be able to preorder on if you want right therefore you starting at just three, ninety nine it's right there I R K dot com and Jong. It's great to have you back on a program I. Know There's no ambiance of people walking by right now or there's no loud noises or there's no boost right next to you bring up a storm, but it's great to have you back on the program. Think is the only thing i. didn't hear the noise in the background. Shouting. But a lot has changed since you and I had that conversation and it's for not only the world as well. But for your company and how it's grown the offerings that you made the deals with the certain publishers as far as games are concerned and as I shore buddy now your sight as far as the actual units are available and successful, highly successful kickstarter campaign that you have coming off of that how energized does that? Make you feel and how you know your entire company how you know how's everybody just feeling after such a successful kickstarter campaign? Thank you so much amazing. Actually there's there's a big reason why because we didn't start this company for any other reasons other than our passion We're arguing our company's data out of. Gamers right. So Katie's really made by Gamers for Gamers and what we really wanted to do was short passion to give up something that we wanted and we put a lot of work hard work into this sleepless nights and things. So when we when we get out to everybody hr them and when we get oh my God, this is so awesome. This the energy that drives us. And this one of the reasons why I feel so fortunate that we were able to get such agree reception and I'm very thankful for everybody everybody in our family fans. I'm very thankful that. You're giving us the energy so that we can continue with the. Trying to, and you got to go ahead and check out everything that he's doing today at I. I our CAD, dot com you can go ahead and check out all the great things that are there including if you wanna go ahead of preorder all the great UNICENTER, they're starting with the bar tops at three, ninety nine going up to the full stands now I wanted to ask you it looked like they were at the time I was there with you at sea. Near about what three quarters height as far as that from a standard k machine is that correct or my? Choice is this is a little bit taller right? Ninety, sixty one inches. Okay. So depending on which are a look at we looked at actually over one hundred fifty different units to decide our height. Okay. Tipping which. May maybe shorter. Maybe we'll. And remember one of the things distinct things that you told me was how sturdy they are because you said, you were knocking it over several times. Are you still knocking over? Point Time Ninety intentionally. But I was kidding my unit around everywhere by myself, and while I'm doing this I'm bumping to this date I drop a couple of times and things and still working. Okay. And thinking and I know a lot of people are looking forward to it all the Vance orders that you have through kickstarter. But again, people if you want to go ahead and are interested in ordering it, it's available again still you've got all those units that I'm seeing now on the page, those units are still available for preorder, correct? Yes. Whether it's the bar tops either sixty, four, hundred, twenty gigabytes you've got the black edition that's modeled after Double Dragon you've got the dragon slayer addition at five, ninety nine and you have the stand sold separately at one, forty nine. So I mean if somebody's going head and say I want to go ahead and get a introduction into the home arcade lyft. You think the art arcade is the best fit for them a little biased but. I knew. But. I actually think that game perspective I think it depends on what your knees are writing on distinct needs that we are trying to solve. One of them anyway is the fact that feel if you want new games, you don't have to buy a new cabinet. Simply. All you have to do is download a game from our game store or a price of maybe couple couple of coffees s right and then you can get a new game. One of the things that we enable is not only we need to play your favorite games but you know there are lots of games out there in the world. And there's so many games that we have not tried, and this is one of the opportunity where you can try new that you've never played before because your local didn't have it. but when you try. By funding within things like that. So we're trying to provide opportunity for you to play number one of your favorite games and we're GONNA. Continue to getting the Games. So, the library will expand the number two opportunity for you try new things and you're not only can you play your Retro Games that you used to play but we also bring new experiences with modern games that we there is transformed into Arcade Games, and we're finding that those experiences are truly amazing that you have to try, and that's when I wanted to. Ask You as well because in each of the cabinets whether the bar cade or the tall units themselves eleven games will be the standard that's put into each and every one of them which include notable games like Double Dragon and Dragon slayer which I know a lot of people have been looking forward been asking other competitors about want that game I want drag their one. On, so many community boards you're the one that has it. I know this. Okay. That's a great gift for you guys and also as well that double dragon as someone who worked on the film. Long. Time. Ago. Long. Long time ago where for especial thanks company that that did it although the special effects absolutely horrible cy really don't want to brag about. But I did play obviously one two and you know double dragon wanted to very very. Fun For me at the time when I played them anarchists. So I do have fond memories of that as well. But those games are available along with several others, and then like you said, you mentioned that once the customer has the unit in their home, they're able to order from Litany of games that you're already have made available and you'll be adding more all the time is that correct from? Two hundred nine, you said on average between two, ninety, nine, and fourteen, ninety nine although that would depend like you said, if you have a modern game data publisher comes to you and say Sean, I want to throw this on your arcade, you're gonna go ahead and and maybe some types of games that might be a little bit more expensive but they'll be cutting edge games that will be available for your platform. Early, so we Have about one, hundred, seventy games right are targeted. About Twenty Games are licensed by the time we relaunched and. The pricing discussion happens decision is made between us and the publisher and from the the list of games that we have right now. It looks like the Games I between tonight nine, four, nine. I'm not sure anything can happen in the future Agassi. If we bring up. Sixty dollars title. Cheaper price on our product at a now. But. For now, at least anyway looks right now are gains tonight, fourteen, ninety nine. Because you're units will have sixty four or one hundred twenty gigs built into the system. So they'll be able to have if they want to the room to packs more modern games cassidy absolutely Jackson. If you want let's say you're playing RPG. RPG is awesome. Undeniable violent by the way I played it is also and once you finish PG and normally that bigger files typically, you don't go back and play again until later. Not Right. So what you can do is delete it from a system. So you free up memory later when you want to play it again, you can be down for free because under your account as I correct absolutely you bought it, you own it. Now. There you go. That's awesome to hear again, and that'll be like you said, it was over one hundred seventy titles already listed out. So many titles without we'll be available for you to buy plus you're going to be adding some more each and every time out when somebody looks on their APP. So expect a lot of more incoming titles after that going forward. But yes, a lot of great titles that are going to be on the APP when these units become available each and every time. Okay well, I've said a lot of questions I have except for one availability, and that's that you recently said in a youtube meeting that you you covered a little bit of a Snafu a little bit of a, you know a speed bump in hardware. So you decided to go ahead to make the call to delay it a couple of weeks, but it's still for people that are pre ordering or people that have ordered already via the kickstarter they should beginning at some time in November Zach correct identity implant. So we consider quality as somebody one priority, right? So if there's in order to me, quality will anything. Because that's deliver and one of the things that we found was a white noise that's coming out of speaker sometimes. And that happened to be a heart issue if it was a social issue and that's not really. Experienced impacting than we could fix it ends often update later on but if it's hard, not shooting on to make sure that you get the best hardware possible. So we need to fix the fixes available but in order for us to be able to print the circuit board. And decided that two weeks. So we we need to. We fixed it that we're getting a printed in was available retested. Make sure everything's okay. We're going to. Happen with manufacturing fix and this why there was a two week delay but it still looks like it's on target for sometime mid November ish. With the two weeks in there. Yes. That's a plan. So the device is currently I supposed to arrive. At the docks of southern California. And then when we get done, they were going to be fulfilling them soon as we get them into our warehouses. which leads me into the second question. So let's say mid-november is sh. I think should be right there mid November ish or for you know the the delivery as far as the process of you guys sending it out to people would be mid November ish. You've also mentioned early Scott. You're great pr guy he got in touch with us and said that Amazon Beta and touch modern will be some of your retail outlets that people can go to after the fact when everybody here's how great I-, Arcade is I gotTA. Give me one aggregate win for the holidays. That's the question I have. We'll those retailers have them available for consumers during the holidays late November early? December is almost like when you I were kids we done wrap that Nintendo sixty four that Casey Tari twenty, six, hundred or pong. Under the Christmas tree and will somebody be able to go ahead that didn't pre-order it. Be Able to go ahead and open it for Christmas and have that type of timeframe to go ahead and give it s Christmas gifts basically what I'm trying to say, yes that is the plan. And my fingers crossed by because currently shifts have prop up out of nowhere. And right there are some. White noise. For example, there was completely unexpected they the finest certain scenario. So we're not gonNA happen, but fingers crossed right now we're testing into this and so far seeing anything else. But we'll see if it's something that again it's a correlation that we can offer update later on will it's not gonNa Impact Day. Something, for example, like hardware issue that we need to fix now, that is really think then will have to fix it. We're GONNA make sure we with the best quality. So it'll be dependent upon that before now assuming everything plan that that is exactly what we're looking into, but she by the way. But you do recommend that people pre-ordered I just to make sure that they they're the first ones to get on hand. It'd be cheaper much cheaper and it'd be faster I would commend the. I by the way, I motor also a or three, thousand, six Andre Guy. Okay now. Terry Twenty Six hundred ID Nintendo I bought councils throughout the cycle chain but I remember as a kid when I. Way. Back when you know getting the Atari Twenty, six, hundred and Pong, all that I thought it was the greatest thing in the world. So I totally agree the I used to play their baseball game and mountain king, and those were also absolutely absolutely. Chris. Once again, I'm speaking again to the. Luke Woo who I? Four from CBS but he's back again he is the CEO Behind Arcade Dot. com. If you want to check out everything that he's doing today it is at I arcadia is our CAD DOT com. It is I R. K., DOT COM, the great units available starting from three, ninety nine. You heard them get at the best price right now at IRA DOT com. But before he had a I've got one more question and I'm thinking probably get the answer I got from you before on this but. Got Great Two player unit. What about a four? Question because. I just say. Wink wink anything's the future. That would be the case. Okay. Maybe, it'd be awesome. Just. It would be a great because there are a lot of games now that over the course of the year said I'm know that you're looking into as well. That are great for player Games saw I know that a lot of people will be asking about that indeed. So this appreciate your time once again is marrying. Great to have you on the show Jong. CEO of Arcade again, you can see the entire list, a games that they have right now, we'll be available for purchase anywhere from two ninety, nine to fourteen, ninety, nine on average available on the APP that you can download onto your phone. Once you get your unit starting at three, ninety, nine, going up to five, ninety nine, you can check it out today at Arcade Dot, com? Yes, it will be available. Hopefully fingers crossed. By the end of the year four retail outlets such as Amazon, and others. But if you really WanNa make sure you can get yours by the end of the year as a great day gift you gotTa go to K. Dot Com and pre-order one as soon as possible. We'll Jong it's been great having on the show any last do all the fans and listeners out there that really interested in what you have gone for you at. Arcade thank you so much. Appreciate it. Kate was developed for you. It was really developed by game for Gamers, and that's what I in our IACOCCA name stands for in order to make that type. But we're listening to everybody and we're trying to make the developed that device experienced. That is sort of customized is customized for you at will being junk to bring all the games to you are there. You'd like things like that so. We are going to one of the things that I is community company. And we really want to be completely. Funding to a one entity with our community. So we're listening to please to have older amazing comments than ideas and what you want coming. We're going to be trying very hard to make that happen. So I are kate was born. To dream that we have. We want to make this drink together with you. So thank you so much for support supporting everything I. Really appreciated. Problem thank you for all the the love that you set out to us I want to let everybody know again if you have more questions for Jong at any point in time ir cade on Youtube every Tuesday he's there he even things. Happy Birthday. So He gives people shoutouts he he loves his family as he calls them of arcade fans plus Ir Kate Fan page on Facebook, and if you hear any crashing in the background, that's just him testing. Another unit as he told me way back when a January. Of course. Sean. It's been great talking to you here on the show and again I look. Absolutely. Anytime, and I look forward to bring you back on again the here more great updates from you right here pop culture asthma security, and let's. 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And I'm going to talk today not just about Ren and stimpy but I've got a couple of guests who can really provide more about that and also about the upcoming future for Ren and stimpy as well because I've gone on Chemo. Easter would and Ron Zero directors of happy. Happy joy joy the Ren and stimpy story. US available right. Now, you can find out all about it at the happy happy joy joy the Ren and stimpy story that's available. Now, that documentary is available on Amazon, itunes Youtube Voodoo Microsoft. Google play, and Fandango. It's everywhere it's available out now you gotta go and check it out. It's an awesome documentary. It's getting great reviews everywhere, and if you WANNA know more about basically Early Nineties pop culture, but also one of the most popular TV events each and every week of that time period you got go ahead and check out. Happy. Happy joy joy the Renan's debut story today wherever you can get your video on demand and I'm talking to the two great directors today Chemo Easter. Eastwood would and Ronson Sarah Ed guys is discreet heavy on the program today. Thank you great intro. Trying I've tried again I alluded to real briefly I know you guys have been through what they call the car wash already and I feel like you've done a ton of media because I've seen already a ton of meetings that you guys I feel I'm just before you get to the Dryers House last and rapes that you go through just before you get to the end there. So hopefully, I'm going to be one of the better ones that you've had but I As a fan of Rennes dippy and again, it was one of the most influential and one of the most popular at times adult oriented cartoons of its time. I want to ask you this I'll start off with you I ron. I want to know about a little bit more about why you guys had the impetus to go ahead and create. We're big fans like me of. Or was it something even more? Yeah you may find shocking but neither chemo nor myself where fans of the show and fat chemo growing up in Hawaii never even had seen an episode it was really through a friend of. Friends, both of us but. He's close with Todd White is an artist was formerly designer character designer on Spongebob. He had met John K also known as John Chris, Lucy, who is the Creator Lennon stimpy along with the Naylor At Sea had suggested for long time that we do a ren and stimpy documentary and it wasn't until. Events. That human I had decided to work together on on the film. And it's because we've known each other for twenty five years and we finally would just like we gotta do something together. So after about an hour's worth the research. We decided to jump in and we're certainly glad did because it's been a fascinating ride to say the least it has been for so many people watching your documentary and the reason why I say that is because it brings back so many memories and I'm sure you guys get that all the time both Yankee. Oh, remember Ren and stimpy was so great brings back so many great memories. Chemo I want to ask you this when people come up to you or they send you the messages of love or they send you that kind of outreach on social media about how this rekindles those fond memories. What is it like for you guys? Well I mean we all have our favorite shows growing up you know, and even though that one wasn't one of mine I get it. You know I get shows at touched people and had a huge impact in their life. So you know we love it when people come up and they're huge fans and and they they love did and we brought brought it back to the light to show how amazing the show was you know. I mean how can you not love that? You know people are really earnest and sincere and we just just love it. So don't ever think that if you see us out in public and you knew that documentary that we don't want to talk about it because you know we love the fans and they've always been great. So and their real passionate. Yeah we love it. Now I want to ask you this I know in order to catch you guys up to speed in order to go ahead and put out a proper documentary you had to go and re look at everything that was produced including the reboot or the tempted reboot in the early two thousands as well. I mean looking back upon a now, the time that you did took that Ikat Tha Kat up did you see what what all the magic of Reynolds Debbie was all about two or lease why people just gain that love for infection for that series Ron Yeah I you know. Having never seen it it. It was a real opportunity to look at it with new eyes and yes, we had the context of adult swim now but with a little bit of. You can imagine in the early nineties when there really wasn't anything like Beavis and butthead or again you see on adult swim it became even that much more shocking and and I don't just mean from like a gross-out standpoint I mean from holy cow look at how different this animation looks and the artwork and the music dialogue the voice acting how different was from what was going on during that timeframe you know you look at the scooby dues etc, and even though we of course, hold those near and dear because they were part of our childhood. You know it from an artistic standpoint it it's it's impossible. To not see the difference this was one of the most popular shows on cable television at the time. If I'm not mistaken, because has such a high rating I know for a lot of people at that point in time. He did a lot of people compared to Nirvana nobody had ever heard, and then they came on the scene and it blew up and Brench to became out of the exact same time. So it was very close to that sort of thing that happened with them is. Just this this massive explosion of something brand new that nobody had ever seen before. That's really what people were wanting you know. In this lull as you know from watching Dr Managers Lull of non going on, and then these guys just came in and flip the whole table on its end and that's what you've got. That's what you got. Indeed, you're listening to the pop culture cosmos don't touch that dial. We do people still use dials coming sued zero cool films presents action figure adventure Super Collector Jay. Bartlett. Hits the road once again and search of action figures most phonic and noteworthy end rare figures all in the name of creating the most ultimate action figure auction. Ever he runs the cash that charity benefits in the end, what will he get? How will we get it and how well will he do find out November I twenty twenty. Once again I'm speaking Chemo Easter would and Ronson Sarel the directors behind happy. Happy joy joy the rents tippy story, which you can get rent or buy it today available on video on demand outlets everywhere. Just check it out type in happy happy. George. Ice Or you can go ahead to their facebook page. Happy. Happy joy joy the Ren and stimpy story today and go ahead Lichen on facebook and you'll get more information on how you can go ahead and order and watch. Happy happy joy I want to ask you brought real quick heading back to you. You know since you caught up on speed you see now what I've appreciated at that point in time, is there any favorite sketch or favorite character that sticks out to you most I mean I know people all talk about powdered toast man of course, stimpy themselves. So many different characters Mr. Horse WanNa know if there's any that stuck out to you that you once you've finished viewing. So many episodes of renison boy. That's that's a tough question because of course, Ren and stimpy are just so lovable in their own unique way and so it's it would be hard to even choose between those two but I guess you know How can you not love powder toes fans, but we'll go with that. We'll try to mix it up little. We'll go with powered. Chose Fan on my side. Okay Fair enough and I remember the voice for that was radio legend Gary Owens if I'm not mistaken. Okay Okay Ed, just going way back for a lot of people out there. But I know the the show actually self I. looked it up earlier today at doing some research and I noticed a very, very great amount of of actors, the Ed and notable personalities that were actually art of as far as the voice cast from Mark Hamill Randy Quaid Gilbert Godfried so many that I didn't remember remember Gilbert Godfrey briefly as far as his voice. I, didn't remember all those other great voices in hand but Chemo favourite sketch or episode or character that you also have some some fond memories after watching the show. Yeah. Bear with me. I'm trying to escape this music. Matt Casino and literally everywhere you walk there's just the speaker. So the further I walk away to more speakers I. So I'm here in Vegas so I know of as you speak every single day but. I will say Stiffy San Club that was the the one that really. Hit me the most as far as just how deep the. Psychosis. was that one that that show goes really. You. Really you know there's a lot of nuance a lot of layers to that one. So that one show really was where I was like, wow, these guys are are really different. So that would be my my episode. I'll tell you guys I don't know how many. Do these interviews how many actually tell tell you specific sketches or episodes, but I can tell you first-hand. As much as I love powdered toast man and all the other stuff that they did on the side and all their main stuff they did when they were in space or whether they're haunted house or what have you or me it's mad dog Hoick and killer Dugan I'm sorry every single time I even had a shirt I even had assured of them that I actually war to such an extent that became so holy because it was still trump poorly made sure that it has so many holes in it looked like I was an extra on Michael Jackson's thriller video there. So many in it is finally to throw away about fifteen years and but it was it was such a great experience for me and still to this day if I watch it I know I'm going to have tears rolling down. My is just A. And that's that was the thing with them. For me, it brought a someone who loved his Saturday morning cartoons and as we dig cartoons but To me when I was an early adult in my twenties watching that brought a whole new experience Ron. I want to ask you this. You talked about before we get into the the Creator himself. John and all that one of the creators. Obviously the one that people talk about the most I want to know the influence of the show as you guys describe it because it did have such an influence on adult cartoons that we now have even to this day. Yes so it was really unique in that. It was one of the first cartoons certainly on television that hit a lot of adult humor in quote, a children's cartoon, and that's something to that. We found really pretty incredible and much. Vanessa coffees credit for standing by the creative team and really pushing it true is you know as much as she could. Is that It? Nickelodeon like it was supposed to be for kids like five to ten which. MTV. Aired some episodes at given points in time but yet mainly nick at nite deal that which was kind of shocking. That's right. Yeah absolutely. Yeah. Well, and they picked it up because what was happening is like Billy West story where he saying I was walking across the street in New York I saw this bar was packed nine am on a Sunday. And somebody popped out. He's like what's going on in there and he's like, Oh, it's red and stimpy party do and he's like Oh my God it's college get. So that's why NT picked it up and they didn't originally develop it because they weren't spending kind money that nick was trying to develop animated programs. So that's why it didn't premiere on. MTV's. But I'll tell you what you know they. They got some love from it. You know obviously nick at night it it started a lot of things and in as far as the creation of the adult swim and that whole outlet that has become a chemo one of the things that you know obviously by putting it on Nickelodeon. In a gain, the platform edited it also your documentary touches a lot on the stuff that went on behind the scenes, not only creation of the series and how it came to be on Nickelodeon but also. The creators themselves especially John and I'm going to say this I say this with the hard see. So I Apologize Jon Creek Felici. which I'm sure everybody else says it that way too but I noticed you said Ron with softy John Creek, Baluchi, and let's just say a your story does go into detail as far as telling his side of things and. Obviously what went on with him The constant in battles that were going on behind the scenes with that was that to you guys just as interesting as covering the show itself. You know you have a lot of personalities. You got basically all the artists in their twenties and there's some strong personalities and whenever you put a bunch of strong personalities in a room in a creative environment, you're going to get some some great stuff that comes out of it and I'm sure if if you are in back then as one of these, ours would have been the US trying times as well. But yeah, I mean the personalities and. The way that they dealt with all that, and then at the same time, they're putting out this amazing product him. Of course, it was fascinating in it and it's a it's still to this day. It's fascinating how to show even got done at some point. They would do the cartoon all day long, and then a couple of the guys would break off and start to come up with music for the. Show so they would go to the studio recording studio for another three or four hours at work on music that just wouldn't happen now. So it just the personalities and the conflicts of how they resolve that was You know, of course, very fascinating and you guys cover that detail with tremendous interviews that you have not only of of the creators and whatnot, but also the the actual voice acting talent. Themselves and and some of the great things said, but the people that were part of it on on a day-to-day basis that could see actually all this stuff that was going on. But I know before we go into one of those individuals that you also interviewed during the the actual documentary itself the show actually got green lit for a soft reboot in the early two thousands I believe for Spike TV You also go do I think if I remember correctly when I washed it you guys go into detail a little bit about that failed attempt I'm GonNa say failed because it unfortunately didn't materialize the way I wanted to attempt as well to reboot it at that point in time correct Ron Yes that's that's correct. So it was rebooted the ran for a limited number episodes. I? Don't even fall six aired but yes, it was You know much of the original crew was not involved in that I mean certainly John was and you know it was the original series is Kinda like this lightning in a bottle everybody really balanced each other's personalities out. From the gross out to the more. A psychological aspects psychosis. Some of the underlying. Beams that were missing at times when you know when you see. You know there's so many great episodes. But when you see an episode that doesn't hit one, hundred percent, it's a lot of time because it seems like those elements are a little bit out of balance. But man when they were in balance, you know there's a reason we're talking about thirty years later you know that those original couple seasons. and. And you know there was pressure to make the show grocer and cray air, and sometimes when you just force that and that's all you have to work with you're GONNA lose what we say ended documentary you lose the heart you know and used that you need that balance of heart. You can't just be one hundred percent gross out it has to have that heart you know. So that's kind of what was missing you tantamount capturing lightning in a bottle of Ron and chemo one assis to you as well. They tried to buy com did with a revival on spike and fortunately I I I think I read up only three of the six aired but again I'm sure it. Is Subway available somewhere now on home video. DVD. Blu Ray what have you in some form. I WANNA. Ask recently, the go ahead was made by Viacom once again because they own the property, they owned the rights to it that they're going to as part of reviving Beavis and butthead and some other things that they're doing. Because as they do in Hollywood, you know and I know that rebooting everything is now on the table for pretty much everything this time ren and stimpy is going to be rebooted sands John, Creek Baluchi four I think what was it a twenty twenty, one, start date possibly although you know at this point in time is just tenuous at best. But rebooting Ren and stimpy for a new audience and that's the thing I want to ask you is first off is email vicaom's able to go ahead and reboot this with imagining of doing it without John Quick Lucy. You think this is the right move or Viacom to do do you think it will actually reached the new a new audience? Because I've got lots of questions when it comes to that part of the story. You know you're always going to have the curiosity, right so the people that love the show new, they're going to be curious and they're gonNA WANNA tune in to see how it's being made and if it's funny or not you know you're you're always going to have that separation between the hardcore fans it grew up with it then are probably going to watch it now and or watch the new version of IT and they're not gonna it's just. Not, GonNa hit hit with them because first of all the nostalgia values Donna beat not going there anymore form but I mean people ask this question all the time and and I you know I wish on the best of luck on on rebooting it I personally don't think it'll probably do that well I mean but then again it may find a whole new audience that knew nothing about the first run and this is just a new show to them so. Best of luck to them, but I think those hardcore fans will probably maybe not gravitate toward will say. And that's something I want to ask you to Ron is you know one of the things if you're eh, they're doing it again without John Knowing our culture today than what it was twenty years ago can ren and stimpy still be funny in twenty twenty one as it was in one, thousand, nine hundred and can they crossed the same lines because in our Kurt cancel culture I think that's going to be hard to do. Well I mean I, know John. Has An. Interesting quote in the in the documentary. Any talks about? Understanding what makes the show's great? It's not just the characters. It's the artists behind the characters. So it really comes down to who is going to be running that engine and can they capture the essence of the characters but bring them. In to like you said Modern Day. Even. If the subject matter itself is in. Referential to current news etc.. That, they managed to capture the essence of the heart and the psychosis, and just some some of the silliness you know and and that's a really hard balanced but it just remains to be seen and look if they managed to do that and capture that spirit I. Imagine it will be very successful in the Chemo's point. There'll be a lot of fans knew fans that didn't even see the old show or will now go back and watch the old show. They just know they love this new entity. Once again before we head on out, I'm talking to Kimo Easter would and Ron Sarah, the directors of happy. Happy George or the Renaissance debut story that you can get today everywhere available. Now, direct on video outlets everywhere, and before we wanna hear from you guys why people should check out this awesome documentary Ron, go with you I. Oh, thank you very much. Yeah I mean look if you're interested in entertainment, you're interested in comedy you're interested in animation you're interested in social issues. You're interested in psychology of just artists and and people in General I. Mean this is such a huge adventure for Chemo and I, you know we spent four years in the project and and it really opened our eyes to so many different. Subjects and so our goal was always to make a documentary that would satisfy the hardcore fan but would also find a broader audience to address some of the questions that we see with. A whole host of artists whether it be. Michael. Jackson or others. So don't think just because it's about Ren and stimpy that you can't find something there that is interesting or of interest. Yeah I, echo all that and and I would say also that there's a bit of a cautionary tale involves. So if you're up and coming animator artist whatever and you kind of see some of the mistakes that were made maybe learn from them, that'd be great. But yeah and there's just a ton of archival amazing art that we got a lot of. People. Haven't seen before a lot of footage that nobody has seen before from when they first got into L. A. I mean just some really great stuff. So yeah, I mean it was it was a lot of work like Ron said, it was four years but sit down for an hour and forty minutes in and watch some amazing personalities and some amazing art. I hope people will do that indeed. So they can go ahead and get started at anywhere. They got really pre- pretty much ran or by available today on video on demand wherever you can get Amazon itunes. Youtube. Voodoo, Microsoft Google play Fandango is all therefore you starting at six ninety nine just to rent or if you want to buy, it's just a little bit more. Happy. Happy joy joy the wren's stimpy story. You want to check it out today available on demand everywhere guys, Ron sincere chemo. It's just been so great having on the program I'm hoping to bring you back on again at some point in time down line when it's when it's easier for you. Good. Luck on those casinos. A. Thank you. Don't spend too much money gambling. been. Here Vegas I I should know percent but again guys is just been great heavy on the program and I look forward to bring you back right here at the pop culture. Thank. You really appreciate it. Thank you very much. If you need your video game Vix, be sure to check out Retro City Games located in Town Square on Las Vegas Boulevard or in Henderson Nevada. Retro City Games is the cure for all your video game vices, Retro Games and Games for current consoles Nintendo. Sega playstation xbox more retrofitted games has all the staples from any library in some highly collectible offerings to to pick up a few games today at retrofitting games in Town Square on Las Vegas Boulevard or in Henderson Nevada Retro City Games, your video game, a trucks. All right and we're back with the program. It's Gerald Glasser coming right back at, you hear the pop culture cosmos, and of course, we're also live on facebook out there for you just wanted to go ahead and give you an update on what's going on because for us a pop culture cosmos, we like to give everybody enough day was going on in the world of NASCAR because, Nascar. Believe it or not. With their truncated schedule of finally reached their playoff format and they do have their playoff grid set with the driver's I'm showing now facebook live right now to everyone out there starting with Kevin Harvick all the way down to at. Benedito Equality Field I think there's a little bit of a surprise here and there but for the most part, it looks like quality field. Jimmy Johnson in his final full year of NASCAR racing. and. Didn't make the field I know a lot of people are upset about that but it does look like a quality field going forward in here today to talk to me about the NASCAR playoffs is my good friend. It's Marcus Taylor Ours Markus. Thanks for coming back on the show my friend playoff time. It's playoffs baby. I'm so excited right now I just WanNa say thank you to you and the Pop Culture Cosmos family for bringing me back again to talk about NAS car. This is one of my favorite things to talk about it. You know it's just it's a fun time of year for me right now. It is a great time the one ask you this. We head into the playoffs this weekend starting in Darlington, and before we put our own Darlington, stripe on the turn from almost like is a repeat of our beginning of our talk earlier this year when it came to ask our and Kevin Harvick and almost ends with Denny Hamlin but again, there's still some layers involved but my gosh man Kevin Harvick has dominated for most of the season. I want to hear your thoughts on. You might come into the fray. Yeah. So I took a minute to kind of look back at my notes from last year when we talked about this and I made a push for. Dark horse last season to you know maybe just show up out of nowhere and win the championship and as much as I want to do that. Again, this year because I think there's a possibility he does I'm looking at Cal Bush and believe it or not Eric Merola. They're doing a great job on race day of making the interest adjustments to move up through the field. I think Darlington Richmond Bristol from what I heard on his media center session earlier today he was pretty about On his outlook about this, and there is a weird energy that he had to media session today and it was a it was good. I really felt like that was a very positive energy William Byron getting warm. They're not I'M NOT GONNA say hot 'cause Daytonas kind of luck at the end of the day. Right it is getting warm at the right time. Right so getting warm coming into Darlington Richmond. Bristol. But honestly I'm I'm putting my money on L. Merola this. Here's my underdog driver. When it comes to Kyle Busch though there's a very good possibility of him at this year especially because Vegas is on the list of tracks that are part of the playoffs I'm just not into seeing kind of consistency that I saw last year and I'm kind of with you there and it's interesting. So I got to listen to his media session today is listening to Kabul she was talking about how you know he was really excited for one and three he felt. Like, those are very strong tracks forum so I wouldn't put it past Kyle Busch to win at least one of these races in the first round I know he hasn't won a race in two thousand twenty yet, but don't put it past them to win one here in the in the playoffs and sneak into the second round, and then from there, it's just a matter of luck right? We know that he runs well at Vegas and if he could sneak in another win. Right there and get back to backs. You're in a really good position and that's where it becomes a little bit upset party there. Right and so I you know with Kansas Texas and Martinsville felt confident all three of those and so it it's just in Kabul be the party for somebody else here I think that somebody else might be Lugano. This time around you're throwing a lot of somewhat familiar names. Yeah. One one that you did pose out there is our immoral and. Virtually. No met Di Benedetto this time. He may be too far off the list I was GonNa say I love that guy great driver wears his heart on a sleeve and I think he's done a great job for the wood brothers. It's a shame that think Chevy got too much talent the piper him to remain in the twenty one but we can talk silly season later I I don't know if he's going to get to stay there i. hope he does but. Right now I think it's either in the hands of of Harvick Emlyn. I'm here in Vegas I see the NASCAR odds every day. I. Know where they're leaning I know the type of season at Harvard has had especially if he's not been winning, he's been out in front almost every race. I want to say out of pretty strong season right now going in he is fifth so I see him as someone that can compete to the title and I totally agree. But I guess I don't understand labeling him the dark horse here because even though he's on the outside looking in I think he's got a lot of time and he's got to a great tracks coming up. We know he's A decent play track driver we know he likes to win rode horses. So if you can make it through to the second round, you might be able to kick on into the third round as well. If he can just throw out some top five finishes here the next races he's he's fine. He he'll. He'll get in there because I I have a feeling. Kazlauskas Lugano is GonNa push should hard. That happening. Right. So I seen so I've seen but. Chase Elliott to me is that type of very good driver like you're saying at top top-five finisher don't always see him at the top but you see him and getting the thirds force fist that get him in that position to go ahead and move on and into next on, and that's all you need to do is just get to the next round get to next round until that final round where you have a chance to go for the win but I see him as someone. That can make big imprint if he gets going with his successful seats over, you know it's funny. Just I feel like chase coming gets a little bit stronger in the playoff run here. So it's hard for me to call him an underdog right now I have a feeling. He might end up in the in the championship for for sure but I don't WanNa make any guarantees, right? I WANNA say for sure you're hiking Hamlin her there but if you get three winners in the third round A. Sudden done before. Ask you finally for your favorite because I'm GonNa go with Kevin Harvick gee that's a stretch. There's two more individuals that are also being talked about who had a very good truncated season say and that was Brian Blaney also as well you're talking about Martin Junior. So I don't know if you remember back in the day when I was running the tripod sports. PODCAST, we would choose a NASCAR driver at the beginning of every season. I've kept tradition going blind. He's actually driver this year on cautiously no hoping and praying that we make it. You know pretty far in the playoffs here, but I don't want to get my heart broken, but he has done an outstanding job on the twelfth. Car when jumping the twenty one to the twelve. His stock just pulled just straight up man it's it's been outstanding to watch him develop an a top level cup car, and especially after they did the chief shuffled penske this off season. I. Think that's something that you'll start seeing a lot of the big teams start working into their plans over every three or four years or something. You start watching these crew chief changes happen and it's great that a lot of these drivers feel comfortable with their crew chief and we saw Jimmy and Chad work together for how many years right before they finally split. Up. But there's something to be said about bouncing talent around right you know if you can move it crew chief over after three or four years and expose them to a driver who might be doing something slightly different. You might come up with the solution that makes your shop the winning shot because he's been able to see it two different ways or something so. Fresh force count as well. I think that Blaney is in a wonderful position to grow and I think that when Brad decides, he's done with the sport whether that's done with the sport or done with penske will see a few more resources floated that twelve team and especially when you start realizing that the twenty two nd, the twelve or the to moving forward from here, we'll start to see a lot of the resources float over to those two teams. But still before we had an out my friend I wanted to ask you this. We've got the playoffs coming out and starting at Arlington. Again. I did the possible stretch actually was being facetious here of to get. As favourite. WanNa, go ahead put you on the spot, my man NASCAR expert Denny Hamlin. Go. Again and I'm not just being contrarian about doing an opposite pit strategy here I'm just I really think he's been fantastic all year long these been hot lately in it's it's it's really been fun to watch him I I wasn't a Denny Hamlin Fan really to let teeth. Daytona five, hundred win that was interesting. I thought that was a lot of character that he showed there and so I've really kind of become a fan over the last little bit of time here and I think he's really training the right direction right now the way he was talking about his team today I didn't get to hear Harvick, but there's something to be said about somebody that just feels really competent and he did. Allow the exception there and said, you know we could get three winters in the in the third round that we didn't expect to have a win I get bumped out. Just Kevin. You know and so he's understanding that he still has to work hard the way he was talking about he he was talking about it needs to be putting in you know sixty hour weeks sixty five hour weeks right now just to prepping getting ready. Again, Denny Helms also had a great year at it wouldn't be such a stretch at all. So we're not actually going out on a limb when you choose Danny and I choose Kevin's. It's not a stretch all these are wanted to as far as in Vegas, our concern as far as the favorites It is going to be very interesting to see the racist are upcoming starting again at Darlington going to Richmond, going to Bristol, second round, Vegas Talladega and. Third round, Kansas Texas and Martinsville, and of course, the championship not happening at homestead this year, which I'm kind of liking. But it's happening in Phoenix the. We'll see what happens with. NASCAR playoffs. Friend it's been great talking to you about the NASCAR playoffs but before we I want to give you the final word. So pleased the floors yours, what do you have left to say before we hit on? Well, I just wanted to say thank you again Gerald. Thanks to you in the Pop Culture Cosmos family for bringing me back again. I really do enjoy discussing this and you know everybody can reach out to me I am Castle F TV. INSTAGRAM twitter F first person view like all my drones stuff that I do is I haven't been posting a lot lately, but you're going to be seeing a ton here. Soon, I've been rebuilding drones here and I'm looking across my workbench and it's I'm pretty excited I'm going to be back up in the next week we got a lot of videos coming but other than that man I'm building website looking for a more of a contract great now I'm loving working at home. It's it's been a lot of fun and know someone who does work from home as well. It's. It's a great pleasure do so and Able to spend more time with family because of it I. truly better it as well. It's one of those things I think about undervalued for years how much I would have enjoyed working at home. You know and now that I've kind of been forced into it I I've really loved it. So I don't blame you bet. Once, again, it's Marcus Garza here to preview the NASCAR playoffs. 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In The Draft Show - NASCAR Michigan 2 Pre-Race!

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In The Draft Show - NASCAR Michigan 2 Pre-Race!

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Is it really yes eighth august eighth two thousand one. Tell me tell me that there is audio from the yeah no it's it's audio posted everywhere. You can get face off hockey show. Oh you could go to patriotdepot dot com slash faceoff hockey show and the first one is live if to the public no way and it's also on my blog scotty walds dot com and you can listen to it with the styling sounds of myself johnny the tons oh mark batons oh sean p o'connor yup and of course on the ones in the twos yeah polar bear himself david s oh my god. I so going to listen the night train wreck. We're we're way too eager to be there. It's good times have been doing this. Show my life. I've been doing doing that either. Literally is happier life and seriously two thousand one. He's not making it up. It was a podcast before they were ipods exactly into and a half months before the ipod came out exactly yeah man i'll tell you where's where's it gone since then for all of us. All downhill like that was the peak we do. We actually know the peaks when sean bought an f._m. Transmitter than thought we could but the problem is once. You pulled away from the house who's over. I don't remember what did he have that we had that for like in the middle of the crofton era go. I was still in town when that happened. It was broadcasting like for three blocks in the neighborhood with zachary rocks twenty-five like honestly like you pulled to the end of the block because the house was at the near at the end of the block you pull to the end of the block of eighteen section. You're already had arranged brother. My gosh that's hilarious. The the only there will be a good use for that. You do like a hockey game. You do a basketball game. You do a baseball game. You could set that up and then tell people to listen to you know eighty nine point five and they can listen then you could get a free plug in for the website you know right but but <hes> now broadcasts monsters dot com doesn't have to child support anymore because our legal exactly yeah <hes>. Can you believe crazy. That's dude dude insane. It really is then and we haven't gotten better since i mean we've gotten progressively worse. Oh yeah absolutely. I mean you saw you saw when thank you this show prep. There was none this week we didn't talk. We do any show we barely talk however we did both see the rates which is another major accomplishment. It was easy to fit in it was it was under two and a half hour thank you i mean thank you to nascar. They still didn't get it in the broadcast window because they only left two you and a half hours right and had a half hour pre show <hes> so it's still ran over into the post race of the time a lot of posters but still this is what you need need to do. It's the perfect example of how you can have a short race. Stuff goes on its geyser. Guys are a little bit more desperate because they know there's not a whole lot of time left and it's no less entertaining. Oh wow that was loud at an email from somebody guests so it's not the president of podcast i believe some cars away but it proves that i mean it was no less -taining than the five hundred mile races i would argue was far more entertaining than always pocono. Oh absolutely and that's because the racing all around was good because there are more turns and we didn't have to worry about if the if the p._j. One sticker if the arrow pack which was good exotic. There's enough action to these drivers had to deal with that. It was very good racing when you had the two that broke away because chase elliott tricks in the class of the field real quick and and and then once everything anything settled down and even racing in the back was really good as well so i think it was a good rate and it's funny because my john was just like why is the laziest recently ninety laps sure. It's a road trip to tell you about this. It's good. It's gonna fit in under three hours. We fine the the correct do stuff day. Correct answer is they should all be ninety signed the law and that's what i said. I'm just like honestly. This is perfect. This is perfect timing. I loved it a whole hell of a lot more than any of these other races out there i <hes> i wish michigan michigan ninety laps. Yeah no trust me by lap ninety. I'll be listening this over <hes> it was it was a really good race and it's funny. Someone tweeted <hes> <hes>. His name is big cuck chris night. He said <hes> watkins watkins glen p great racing but people are still complaining like. I don't think anyone complained. What about this race. I i didn't see any about it. I mean major ones and it's funny that people were roasting him about not knowing the sport. I like you know we knew this back in two thousand three like he just because he's a publicist for small time truck teams like the hell with him and mark style. He's listening be careful. He's blocked me on twitter. What is he going to do. Walk being blocked unbeknownst to me that even though he was at we know that chris night is listening so chris come on just on blocked the waas man blocked him too stupid cook but no you know you could look at this on paper and ceos probably not that good of race because chase elliott led ninety laps but martin jerks junior made an interesting and we had the added bonus of having those same two guys i have had handed out the year before and hoping for similar ending. We didn't get exactly as exciting ending. We did in two thousand eighteen but still bill. It was pretty it was pretty cool at the end like it looked. A couple of times like the nineteen was going to be able to make something happen. They're gonna put himself in position to make some sort of desperation move on the final which would have made things kind of crazy a._j. Almond dinger in office in drink anything quite get there the one thing though actually actually we're gonna talk a lot about the bra. Well not a lot about we're gonna talk a little about the broadcast but the one thing i was so disappointed and it was one point it was at one point believe jeff burton said it because for like fifteen eighteen laps before and i'm watching the nine watching the nineteen and i'm like this is crazy because the nineteen is so much better getting into the corner but the nine is so so much better gaming out of the corner and those are not like thought processes that are typically associated with nascar because all of them so yeah you might get good run out out of a corner but you're not consistently getting better drive out of the corner where the other guys out breaking you're going in as a railroad corsi type of thing in the way i was thinking about but thankfully jeff. Burton finally said it he but all he said was chase. Elliott's getting out of the corner really well. Mike finally somebody noticed that's why this is not going to be a race at the end because because there were more opportunities for chase to get a good run out then for x to get a good run going in right and i mean you look at you. Look at your x to like it a- as much as as as much as he ran eighty laps i mean for the last what was it fifty five or fifty. Some laps tricks is right on elliott's bumper. It was a lot sit. Sit stage three was just all one against the other it was it was sanity like how how how that was such a non dominating non dominant win yeah exactly and thank goodness. It wasn't a few miles race because if it would have come down to fuel mileage after all that all able to build up love the chaos would have been a mess dude. I would have been so so pissed so pissed u._s._a. Get rid of these tracks right now so i didn't realize we're going to do radio style broadcasts for both for both pocono yeah. They were gonna do it at watkins glen. I knew they did unbeknownst to everyone. They threw in poconos an added bonus role. I guess but you know i'll say the same thing it's when they're doing it off of a restart. It's just a radio station broadcasting means. We're kinda yelling a little bit and and then it just makes me wonder. I'm like all right. You've got you know the ed begley or whatever his name is professionally mon. Mike begley <hes> mike bagley done it forever. I mean professional like he's got it down. You've got hargreave flag barker lehrer guy who is a t._v. Guy right his whole thing. Thing is an on painting a picture for you. His whole thing is i'm just kinda. The ringleader and i just kick back and forth and so he's not a pro at it <hes> dylan hard juniors and analyst jeff gordon isn't jeff gordon jeff burton is an analyst jordan isn't analyst to jeff burton is an analyst. I mean they put a guys around the track. That aren't play by play guys. I don't get what the allure of that is. I don't i never wanted to hear madden do play by play you know and frank calendar to do it exactly so it like there would be like having pat summerall on one side of the stadium and then <hes> you know and the madden on the other side of the stadium and whenever one teams you know they'd alternate they alternate doing play by play for for you know calls for each play this. It's no point there's that's not why i want burton and junior to be there to analyze to give me their opinion as a driver. Not tell me that that you know that omar tricks junior is trying to chase elliott. I can see that. Tell me that i mean if you're going to do that. Just get at the emirates. Do the whole thing like honestly just get whatever if it's marin that's doing it that p._r. And guys if it's appearing guys get the marine guys like simulcast. Ask the damn radio thing right. I don't want i mean those guys on the other n._b._c. Network doing the watch us watch nascar game right exactly exactly yeah i. I don't need my analysts to to pretend play guys. That's what they hired him for. That's not what i wanted. I don't wanna see him do that. I don't care about that. I care about their opinion as a driver not you. You know how good jedburg might be at saying. The guy's going through the carousel the f._d._a. Some i read a good article about and this this goes. I was is li- i read an article. Sorry i read an article. <hes> i kind of looked at the pictures released what it did and it was talking about the radio the play by play broadcasts and about the fact that dale earnhardt jr. was in the corner in the section of the track where the incident happened between bubba wallace and and kyle busch and which thanks for having cameras everywhere but not getting video of that like the where was this at the initial the the the initial one. It's like here's going into the wall. What happened a we don't know. Apparently maybe hit a cow. Bush was the head a million people bullet the traffic cameras everywhere where nobody knows what happened between kyle and bubba bubba end of the wall in the first place. Nobody knows how can nobody know and this was like dale. L. earner junior was in that corner. The hell was he doing staring at the frigging clouds well. How did he not see what was going on in that corner because he's not a play by play guy. He's not trained leaned. He's not thinking about it that way. He's just thinking they put me in this corner. I got a headset what else and then and he's he's probably looking ahead and look at it. The guys go impassable. That was it like this. Oh these are the guys leave. Don't have to worry about the back of the pack and then all ish breaks out and and they were in the article they were trying to say. Oh well. You know he's going to be real pissed about that because you didn't do a very good the job i'm like it's not as job. It's not his fault. It's not his job. He shouldn't have been there in the first place. No it's n._b._c.'s full. It's n._b._c.'s fall for uh. I understand why they want to do it. I get it i don't. I don't know i mean i've said it before it gets here. Here's here's why you don't get it because you get the natural reaction action from the guys who are in that area less. They forget to see it and then you're allen. We hear less of him rick allen and stephen tart. Just try not to smack off side of the head that is true. It is always good when you hear us of rick allen but yeah but it's like i. I can't imagine anybody anybody saying. I wasn't going to watch this race. Now i am because they're doing it a radio or no radio summer guest that's true that that i can agree with no one in world said that yeah that's that's. The only reason that that i don't get is the only recently but you you make a very good argument for lesser. A gallon talented people there like if they they had some of their pit crew people doing doing that area then. That's what that's what she needed to do. You need to put the crew of guys and gals who know how to do a play by play okay and know how to do things on the moment them there in the put jeff burton dale jr. bicker duty that is a much better idea a really is and they're never gonna use it yep. That's a much much better idea because you could have the drivers talking to the crew chiefs and talking about what the other drivers are doing their opinions and exactly have brought lifelong broadcasters castors be the ones that are standing around the track looking for stuff brain exactly let the tail junior and then play in the pits and everyone say hi to them. So what did you think about call bush so he has. That's the thing with william byron. They're racing for the lead off the restart. <hes> the eighteen is on the inside. The twenty four on the outside twenty four was technically. I believe leave. He was a leader at that point but i'm not quite sure one way or the other. He holds the eighteen down in the corner and he can. I mean he's got position there. That's his right to be able to squeeze to make contact and touch them at all. The eighteen goes around then runs the twenty four off track because of it. I mean seriously if you ran ran a guy off track. Every time you got race tart or held down to the bottom of a corner nobody would finish a frigging race man that that was a that was just kyle title trying to think he's better off. I guess not wanting to be back there with the schmos l. and all of that but though i did like when chad counsel them go after yeah. I know right like even more mr hendrickson. I didn't hear chad say told him the same thing. Yeah i obviously didn't work out well for him obviously not at all but if he had more experience it would've worked out for form because he would have actually done some damage to the eighteen <hes> i would've done same thing i would have kept running into memory. I know exactly i would've stopped. There would have been like rallied screw it. You know what the hoods all the cars stop. I didn't do anything to him. I'm going to try again which if he wants a perfect example bubbas the perfect perfect example bubble won that battle man. I don't wanna mess with bubble man. That's two weeks in a row that he's been going after yeah skinny dudes. That's probably the most favorite thing of the race it was that was by far the most entertaining part of the race. I'm not what about rex i i don't. I don't think rex make a good race but dep adult between those. Two guys happened to come to ahead on the front stretch. All the fans in the stands were watching knew exactly what was is going on so in that respect there are different than everybody on the n._b._c. crew and then when bubba turned eighteen car like the crowd erupted all audible vary audible. It was so much fun. I was like you go bubba because i was just about the twenty four thing he's exacting revenge at the very least here yeah didn't help them in the final standing but no not at all not at all and it didn't it did her kyle not that much but did her out of the top ten but this race. He's in this race. It's coming down to the wire. They're only four more to go until the playoffs start for everybody but the truck series truck series their cutoff race. Is this weekend and you. You have yeah yeah yeah this. Is it the other they're picking their theme the lists they're going to say they probably yeah. They probably only have like five more racists year yeah exactly they do well. It's somewhere around there. It's not a lot all right so there are seven races in their playoffs. Is there cheese. They're big windsor giant break. Oh they're here. It is february thirteenth is <hes> is the las vegas three fifty or february september thirteenth. Yeah it's a friday take their next race. After that's not until the tour twelve really from vegas and then they go to telugu eighteen weeks off yeah. It's taking thank you can hold it another entire season in that time yeah those guys only have one more chance more chance to make the playoffs and and depending on when you're listening to the show could be tonight and we're today tonight tonight late. Hold on. What's <hes> michigan michigan yeah. It's right saturday saturday afternoon. There you go yeah yeah f s one don't you dare miss it slender lapse of mayhem pretty exciting for them. That's actually you know what i might. Actually i might have the time and watch that race and the reason. I don't watch a lot of it because it's like thursday night recording the show or friday friday night while i'm getting drunk and remorseful exactly he's kind of days days. I can't do for the saturday at one o'clock. I'm i do. I'm loving it exactly perfect your lucid. Did you've got an short race. Sin get it. I'm just waking up. I had a little spanky spank in the in the bathroom and away i go. I'm ready to go for the rest of my day exactly oh man speaking of saturday night saturday morning things to do <hes> i went to the sidebar because we're already kind of little off the trails <hes> but nascar related unless i went to the flea market that's down in east grand forks minnesota nice over the bridge and <hes> <hes>. We went there and there's this. There's this big gas. Can this big league nascar gas. Can't it says like nascar experience in orlando. Whatever the hell that restaurant was really and the gas can is actually a water bottle so i got my no. It's also because i got a giant gas cam water bottle. How big is it. Oh it's like it's huge which bans life-size no god jesus. I'm not thirsty. Um it's about one twenty four scale. Maybe how all right then i'll send you a picture in comparison yeah yeah and then they'll promise to put it on instagram and what happened yeah. I'll try try try. I who really really think hard about it. Now that's interesting. I want to put that up on screen. Do that's fun. <hes> <hes> yeah so you know what else was fine. Jimmy johnston talking smack about ryan blaney to he's saying that he saw <hes> laney's lip quiver after the highly doubt that anybody was that scared of jimmy johns no honestly but he's got that like dad voice. I'm sure you've probably yeah. It's probably more stern disapproval. Oh really timid when it comes to jimmy johnson but i could see why jimmy was upset. Because you know i mean blaming genuinely just you you know chucked it in there too hard but again racing the end of the race jimmy was top ten at the time and big deal for him when it comes to potential playoffs because he is tied right now with ryan newman for the last spot and if he wouldn't have gotten spun he'd be on the plus side right now so soon upset plus minus areas who is plus zero which is the thing but but the idea of jimmy johnson ryan blaney feud not nearly as interesting as bubbling kyle know ryan ryan blaney actually said if he wants to go go yeah. He said that i i can come on. I was love. I would love that i would love. Just you know what the feistiness that's happening down. The stretch europe's starting to level though oh because people are getting a little antsy because you know someone like jimmy not in the playoffs. <hes> similar like william byron is i don't know where he is right now <hes> <hes> but <hes> but still no win ryan blaney rambling as a win so does he ever win this year. No ryan blaney does not have these guys. It looks like doc <hes>. He looks like he's eleventh in points. Oh there you go a._m. Byron it's twelve <hes> <hes> but we know yeah but when you don't have that win you don't have any bonus points which means you're starting off at plus zero when you know the the first round of the playoffs starts and one mulligan won the steak one screw up you could be done very easily yeah and that's that's why i think these guys are getting a little chippy a lancy because the guys that don't have winds one wins and then guys has like johnson ryan newman that are down at the bottom then they're just sweating being able to get in there is trying to survive at this point yeah yeah i would love it if <hes> if matty was able to make her run here. Can we talk about him. I always do real quick segment winners kelly when both because he dominated the race he also won the cookie points at a perfect score. I guess he gets that it was we did. I know it should boy oh you yeah okay. It's ship boy. I i take i took <hes> took kyle larson finish eighth not bad yeah yeah but you know meg. What are you going to do. <hes> second in kuki point semi him with third word air jones fourth that was how they finished the race ryan blaney who was fifth on track sixteen kooky points and then kevin harvick <hes> seventh on track fifth in points now mattie benedetto he bo dude seriously i mean i gotta hand it to the guy. He's now finished. He was sex in the race if you didn't know he's now finished top ten in four of the last seven races each time at a different style of track and this mirrors and he was addressing those rumors of prior to the race during the weekend amid rumors that eric jones. Is this going to boot him out of the ninety five car because j. jerry wants to move him over to the ninety five to make room for a christopher bell to come up. It's the thing is it's going to happen to. I know well yeah. We awarded to talk about her jones in the second before the break but i will hand at the d bowman when he stepped up his game. They should threaten his ride. The second he showed up at lavar well i think also i think they want to tune that car so that it's good for christopher bella makes him wanna stay down. You know in that you know they're competitive. We can do this. We can do that <hes> but i i mean. It's one of those things where i don't know if you can go ahead and get that like i don't know if you can yeah it's kinda weird. It's weird that way. In in in this whole roused about world like you can't have you gotta have more people like you gotta. You gotta expand. The field guys like j. g._r. Well put it up the sixth yeah i saw i saw hilarious story saying they're going to re re go and revisit the the charter rules. I'm like why who cares the trailer. German gives it. Nothing charterings absolutely nothing because it because we don't have field how we hardly ever have a field that has more cars ended and charter. Sometimes we have less yeah yeah sometimes sometimes most times so <hes> yeah so depend detto. He was the surprise finish now. I put jones on this list not because he's surprise finisher because remember a couple of weeks ago. I was like he's no longer officially. No longer going to be a surprise finisher in any race. It's not a surprise anymore but here's the reason why put him down here. He finished fourth in the race because what they were talking about over the weekend is that he is the object of the rumors that mattie benedetto could lose his car for eric jones owns eric jones would lose his ride for christopher bell but eric jones right now. He's finished fourth or better. His fourth fourth-place finish last sunday was the worst finish she's had in the last four races and he has topped tens in nine of the last twelve and where did you say he was in the in the points on. Have the points in front of me just closed. That's all right. I i can find it here. I don't know i should be able to find <hes> <hes> somewhere somewhere <hes> yeah here. Oh no no no. I don't have them e._j. Thirteenth in the points right okay so he's thirteenth in the points and i did not figure out his average finishes but trust me his average finish the last twelve races drastically better than it was the first tem so drastically sleep better than like earlier in the summer to the we were talking about why he was struggling yeah exactly and he's completely come on. I don't know if it's because there were rumors about christopher beller. He's a little worried or something like that but it doesn't matter it doesn't matter he is driving out of his mind right now compared to what he was in his rookie season and the year before that in the first sorry his rookie season and the first race of this year's what i'm trying to say so i mean is jay ajar headed down the joey logano road. Are they doing it again. Where they've got a kid. He struggled a little bit to get his feet right when he gets his footing though not now. You've got to go off to ninety five car. Why would they not put christopher bell in the ninety five car and keep our jones where he is where he's finally starting to hit his stride. I mean that would be the play or you do it like they did with furniture row at a second card at levine. They've done it before. They have the assets because they ran the fifty nine if you time yeah and if you're getting if you're getting toyota's important important j. jars were. Why wouldn't you do that. I it seems like adding a second cart. Levine is the play here that no one lose their job and everyone's fine and we have more cars in the goddamn a and you know he wasn't even that bad last year. I'm looking at it right now. Finally brought up the stats <hes> in his rookie year in the you know of course in the furniture or the second furniture row car average finish seventeen point one right he had five top ten fourteen of sorry fourteen top tens five top fives last year his average finish fourteen point zero. Throw the win nine top fives eighteen top ten this year no one yet but eight top almost says as many top five all season he's got twelve top tens and his average finishes thirteen point four and that was when that was with starting the season pretty terrible. I don't know i mean i. It's a hard decision but again why what's wrong with having one more cart levine if money's all being distributed evenly but would it be a mistake at that point to <hes>. Would it be a mistake to put eric jones in that second car and move him around again. Make him to basically start over again when he's finally started. Would that be enough to drive him away. Would that be enough to make himself look around and then somebody else scoops him up and then he becomes really good for maybe stewart haas somebody like that. No i don't think so i. I honestly think that if ah anywhere you throw them. It's kind of a show kind of still young too. I don't think they're doing a joy llegado thing because they literally ran him out of town. Yeah they're they're. They're doing everything they can to accommodate accommodate him now but also tried to make sure chris bell doesn't leave because that could be your kyle busch at rouse racing situation where he's run all these things in the truck series and then they can't fit them into an xfinity ride and then he goes off to hendrick and starts his lineage there so i mean i think it's more of a one that got away situation rather than a joy lugano situation because i think it doesn't it doesn't hurt them to keep all the guys in the fold. It hurts them if one if chris bill gets away because then you're not thinking of the future yeah but they have a history of doing both both oh yeah no. They have a history of being terrible but i mean i think the the end result is going to be this. It's going to be chris. Bell l. goes to the twenty <hes> e._j. Goes to the fifty nine. The benedetto stays in the ninety five but doesn't get as much support board as e._j. Does it's weird. It's that twenty car to that like. It's just like a revolving door. Since tony left yeah zach great great i don't know i don't know if that's a good thing a bad thing. It's almost like the two car when rusty left. Eric jones stats right now are better than joy lagunas were when they ditched joey joey joy extra win but his average finish and his top five and top ten total were lower than what eric jones's put up in his first three for years and you're going to get rid of that guy oh no man oh no. I think they run the risk either way but <music> but i i mean i guess what are you going to do. Really you know how can you do. You can't get rid of cal. Bush can't get rid of <hes> you know denny hamlin you could get rid of denny hamlin but that the sponsor and the chevy there. You can't really get rid of denny hamlin insurance so get rid of trucks. I mean the guy is champion you too and you've got you know two champions and then danny and danny who's having like a career by those ation you know and and it's i don't think it's a coincidence that we're talking about mattie benedetto <hes> performing well right now when he's threatened with losing a seat eric jones performing well right now. He's threatened to lose a seat. There were rumors about denny denny hamlin coming into the season that this could be for him. Dude steps up man. I mean we're definitely seeing playoff area. We're definitely in contract years for multiple people yeah i. I don't get it like jay jars of mess like it's it's a spoil of riches but it's just like they can't get there together. In terms terms they bring up too many too many kids and then the hope and this also falls on nascar to you make the xfinity series more profitably. These kids are staying behind that ride for a bit because they're getting more money in their pocket. Yeah no that's true like you gotta make the lower series more profit or you. Increase the you. You limit the amount amount of nine. You can't think you can't limit the amount you limit drivers from from being able to pay for a you say in the cup. Series drivers cannot pay for rights. That's what you have to say because if you say that then you would either have a smaller field more competition for for seats or these smaller teams teams if they come up to the cup series would have to go out and get a real driver in their places for drivers like we're talking about to go yeah and the problem is the financial models all screwed up. I it is a smaller teams can't do that. I mean no bike racing as much as we gave him. Flack and god rest their soul because i'm pretty sure they're dead yeah. They were trying to do that with tanner. Berryhill the end of last season they gave him so many rights and they wrote it out to like they they were also ran unsure but they ran the entire race now so but the the structure and the need for sponsorship is so huge that none of these small teams can compete anymore yeah. We thought it was going to change when harry scott motor sports came in didn't failed horribly. What's the what's the last small team to really succeed front row for furniture our furniture over. They're gone now too yeah they. They wanna championship and they're going up up there in the final four and they're gone <hes> front. Row is the most consistent one that's been successful now and that and that success is is a david ragan plate win yep exactly and that's it exactly and they have three damn cars yeah and you know but those are slots that if the financial model was healthier than they could be provided that those slots could then be provided to driver that is truly an up and comer instead of having to play musical chairs and worry about their ride buyer motorsports motorsports cloud motor sports or whatever the is it the cloud <hes> on the other one would be fifty fifty fifty fifty one whit rick ware require racing hasher her for that matter you know and i mean maybe they should just take the limit off because because let's face it jack rowell's shift limit off isn't gonna start running five cars again i wish they would i know right well. Whoa i mean you know. Hendrick could and joe gibbs racing could not everybody could but hendrick could gibbs could start asking. I don't know maybe they could but i don't have a problem with that understand why that's a bad thing now because because even if they get a so-so sponsor you know they're not gonna put a crap car on the track back in may not be as good as what kevin harvick has or what kyle busch has but it's not gonna be crap car. It's going to be okay and for a guy coming up like <hes> like christopher for bell or someone trying to stick around. Who's now proven that hey maybe i can do some stuff like that. The abandoned eto those types of cars could be life changes game changers for those guys yeah could be could be but it's not because that's when you get out of his own way mobike erasing by the way <hes> still listing tanner barrier. They sell the website. <hes> <hes> tanner berryhill is listed drivers racing for rookie of the year this year according to the congratulations according to them yup yup. Ah about that what what standard done this season <hes> i dunno has even run a race. Maybe some coke oh he now. He's co cassie zero coli. Everybody nope not not a damn race. Not a single race kilkare. Kyle weatherman is run race. Cal weatherman something car rex is listed but he hasn't run a race. Apparently something called a <hes>. What was his name. I can't remember anymore. Whoa greg holdings race. Okay answer the answer me this okay <hes> so i deal bike racing page. It says about us <hes> and it's got a little stick here little thing about how bike racing you know. <hes> you know somehow it's connecting somehow bike. Racing is connecting thing the united states and africa and australia and south america. I don't know why but they are. There's a little picture. They're a little bored. Then it says next at the caravan the caravan had includes the driver right. It's tuner berry hill. <hes> the turbo merchant canals a turbo merchant is supposed to mean something to me because that apparently is victor oh bica. He is the turbo merchant i. I don't know what that means. The sea sell stuff fast. I don't know and then the expedition is the schedule of which they're running none of the racist by the way they have a countdown clock to the next race. It's all zeros everybody well. Hey <hes> to have any recent news. Let's see here <hes> recent news. February fourth two thousand nineteen media alert hurt media alert <hes> oh bike racing to unveil their daytona five hundred car new partners at the nascar hall of fame <hes> there you go that that is the story from this year by the way about that photo of the car hopefully a photo of it. Let's see your recent photos. Does <hes> waiting waiting <hes>. There's there's victor victor and tanner standing around. There's tanner standing in front of a car. There's the car. It doesn't look like it's the nascar hall of fame though so he's just somewhere attrac- attract somewhere though so there you go that's tip. Oh i want to click on treasure chest i before move on <hes> you can make a donation specification the world's donation whole oh my god he'll he'll kill k. You can add to cart you can just go out of the kindness of your heart. You can donate to the team case. You're helping kano. There are three levels. Oh i love this already silver over platinum gold skip guest give guests at any amount total amount for either silver platinum gold your choice the platinum saying twenty five two hundred and fifty thousand. Oh okay wow you're really high silver silver donation. You just go to the website out of the kindness of your heart. You give them five thousand dollars five grand at that. What is what is what does that. Give not a damn thing in fact. If you click on silver donation it takes you to a page. That has nothing on it well. No it's just the landscape of africa platinum donation twenty grand golden fifty white silver platinum gold so so low because platinum is better than gold record well no the higher but they but they put him in and out of whack yeah. It doesn't make sense if you could go gold nothing. Nothing happens okay so they won't actually take your money. The credit card merchant dropped them. I guess that's in the treasury by the way i love that they bought they. You can buy what what a grill cities plus race grayson weekend experience they bought. They bought the fricken b._k. Racing stuff just to sell the hood. Oh did they really is. I haven't cooked on waiting until the end rights. You're right they did they bought p._k. Racing parts and then they're just turning around and selling him turning it around their flip and there's some michael waltrip air and stuff in here to with g k racing for those <hes> the the <hes> frigging wait <hes> daytonas those are replica display hoods those are are they yep yep. It says rebel can display hood. I don't know what that means. Let's like the one that the alan iverson one. Oh okay okay. I wanna place did what happened. When i went to start on me. I know that's why i clicked on storrow. It's pretty bad ass. I want to see what the bid for it is and takes to an ebay thing that they they can't find it tampa more bum now. If i'm being honest oh man i want the what the race damage. David even reagan one which is like every week. Save reagan was going to say. What's the space grow. Why am i buying space paralegals buying a space grill. It's space grill anna race weekend for under one thousand nine hundred ten yeah under thousand bucks. It's in outer space. The problem is you can't get into details on could on it goes nowhere you can add it. I'm i'm trying to add it to my cart right now. Nothing's happening. It's fascinating bike racing dot com. Everyone yeah no get on it. They're apparently in the series. He's i don't know they are <hes>. They're not some videos every some videos to bike racing at the winn dixie three hundred talladega superspeedway two thousand ten interesting. We should move on. Let's okay <hes> you want to go straight to the news and wrap it up or what so fun plowing ahead speaking of catastrophes with sponsors jeffrey art so this is an interesting situation situation the more i read into it more. Did you find so i found so the story is that jeffrey earnhardt has tweeted out saying he raised with canine and then won't be racing for joe gibbs racing anymore <hes> he would have been at mid ohio this weekend but that's no longer of course we all remember early this year that he pulled out the x rays and all that stuff because of some canine stuff right and canine say that we've always been we always stand behind jeff your honor and so we thought okay. I cannot engage your kind of get into it. Yeah is the other way around and yeah yeah and and and the thing is is that now there's a tweet from my canine saying that earnhardt cancelled his contract with them really i also looks like he's gone from toyota the two because of the <hes> the head <hes> said you know jeffrey earnhardt's done then this way he's humble and and very kind and speaks his mind and we wish him in the future so it looks like he's got a toyota as well interesting which i find very interesting consider that he went on his brother's podcast and said that toyota's probably the one that gave him the most chances chances at everything. Do you think that theresa found out he wasn't driving a chevy and then his name without he's he's gonna he's gonna resign is just gonna be jeffrey smith after jeffrey e so i think that yeah i think part of it. He wasn't driving a chevy. Maybe chevy decide to say we can put you in a full time ride here maybe or he's just not a race in it almost feels to me like an eric camarilla situation where he just the sponsor i can't but but in a different way where i can't i got on the gibbs and then gives with canine and they kind of just jeffrey shuffled off often the back then canin came into our almost not not even that napa napa and and michael waltrip racing hendrick where you know napa well. We're leaving the sport board a year later chase elliott everybody exactly what the interesting part about it is that he actually he wasn't running a lot of racist but he was doing okay and the races basis he was running. I mean he was sixth in atlanta ethan texas third in charlotte so i mean that's three top tens in one two three four four five six seven racists that he's run so far. He wasn't doing terrible in any it wasn't just because he was in the gibbs car because that <hes> extreme car. That's where he finished. The eighth and texas was in that car pulled out of daytona. It's an odd situation about what's going on because the more i read into it. I'm like okay well if he cancelled his contract and he's leaving toyota to what is in the works. If anything well like i don't i don't see a reason why this should be a thing a return to the gone brother's car. It'd be great if he could do that ninety six steel. I'm sorry i'm starting to wonder i'm looking at everything here may it. Maybe maybe brother gonna hook up. Maybe because that frigging number eight cars just a cavalcade of who's who yeah yeah yeah. Maybe he goes into that. I wonder why i wonder why that hasn't happened. I mean it did happen <hes> once. Was it just once he. I think it was just once they'd iran frigidaire motorsports twenty <hes> so i wonder why that has i mean he did i mean i don't know why i'm the why it'd be interesting to find out. Why if there's a reason why <hes> jeffrey hasn't really latched onto the family team <hes> maybe it's because does he didn't want it to seem like things were handed to them which i applaud him sure but at some point maybe maybe he should. You're also thirty years old and you're not getting the younger sport. Maybe some point should give give del columbine. Remember the favorite. You said you'll be right and i i mean you look at j._j. Are as it is now. It's a c._f. As it is yeah so there's no room to grow yeah so who knows i mean he. He runs well when he's giving good equipment. You know like like i said i admire admire the fact that you know if it is it's the case that he just doesn't want to make it seem like he's just living off the name. I do admire that but you know it's probably time start living off the family name. Maybe just us. Maybe you might want to pull the trigger on this exactly exactly then a couple of big penalties a._j. Almond dinger <hes> runs a fantastic tastic was the highlight of the weekend even better than bubba. <hes> in kabul was edelman dinger austin syndrich going one added both desperately wanting that victory <hes> syndrich wins. The pinger finishes second card acute afterwards. Here's the grave because it's too low on the left side. <hes> dinger's has it's because of damage. Nascar is like nope nope. We didn't see that crazy thing about this is the only other race that age aylmer is run on this year so far <hes> i think the only other one <hes> also with <hes> <hes> was g g misery. No it wasn't you know is <hes> what is <hes> eh colleague yeah yeah kelly the number ten <hes> the only other race that he's run this year daytona in the towncar also disqualified for failing post race different different issue but fails an engine thing that point interesting yeah. Maybe just the bad. Do you think it's only a matter of time before we cooking meth and nascar of starting to conspiracy against him. I'm surprised he hasn't done no right. Yeah yeah yeah yeah. That was his only other. Only other start calibrating <hes> is it was a disc <hes> at daytona diku at watkins glen i believe i believe he's racing at mid ohio this weekend to or whenever the middle high winds mid ohio race this weekend yes this weekend yeah. I believe he's racing in mid ohio as well so hopefully you can get you that and then he'll be the only driver to have run an entire season competed in races and gotten decode out of every one of them. Gotta love it anyway. Let me see your finger number ten car number ten year yup yup dinger's. Here's all set on the entry list for this weekend. Let's let's hope it happens. I hope so you mean let's hope he wins the game seconds of first and then like they <hes> then the pull a what's his name deacon tell you i just wanna tiki all day yeah exactly and that's not the only thing <hes> g racing the reason i was thinking gee mess racing's because they also have the book thrown out of my nascar crew chief car chief engineer for the number two g._m._c. truck a sheldon creed was seconds canal door without one all three of them suspended for three races by nascar because they didn't put the ballast weight in the truck properly early according to the rules because of that apparently in the melee that ensued eldora the balance came flying out of the truck and nascar was like whoa dude that is a big no-no now three races. That's pretty. It's pretty big penalty big penalty for smallish team like that definitely yeah so i mean i'm so that brings us to this weekend. Oh no no don't what are you talking about paint schemes man. I'm on man rang it. We got the darlie okay so there's a gray paint scheme one in the middle and one. That's terrible of these three which well in b._j. Mcleod too so there's a great one a terrible one one in the middle and b j mcleod right. I haven't seen the b._j. One i just saw before we went on is is in good. It could use some work okay so of those. Which one do you think which titled do you think i assigned to eric jones stemming semi hamlin and bubble wallace obviously bubble walls is the the best one because if it's not gonna come over the airlines a choke you. It's fantastic. You really fantastic yeah. Competitors tributes came because it's not another richard petty car exactly be it's true to form and see it's for the victory junction so it's it's all three in nair perfect yeah and and and just a great paint scheme in general by the fantastic the other one the infinitely bad one put that with denny hamlin shockingly no. I was tagged eric jones. You can't eric jones and i was just arguing. I was just arguing that eric jones. Maybe you don't want to get rid of him. <hes> if you're if you're j._j. However that being said eric jones jones has not done enough to deserve attribute car to himself yet chasma like i like his car is original legit throwback whereas denny hamlin sports clip car is just a line down the no. It's pretty bad pretty bad but at least he's trying to honor bill elliott they're. I'm not even crying i. I like the fact that it's like doing someone different like a different driver than your team type of thing style. I don't believe that that eric jones should be doing a tribute to himself yet not yet no. I think it's fine. He's gonna i have to promote themselves somehow because he's gonna be out of a rights but but we can all agree that if you have not seen the bible wallace car you go look at it super super cool. I don't know how you couldn't at this point. Honestly honestly it's all over the place b._j. Mcleod one <hes> <hes> bob vila bonnie slim jims tribune car interesting so the number four is going to be turned into the the old slim jims car from nine nineteen ninety one <hes> so it's an interesting situation. Let me see if i can. I'm going to give into a race issue looking at it because i can share screen images images. I see the fifty one jacob car so here. It's because it's an xfinity car. Oh oh there we go so the for the xfinity series and number four for j._d. Motor sports. It's not bad. It's not terrible. It's not bad i don't. I don't like that. The it's not the like the education lottery isn't yellow and red for the kind of thirds the rest of the the the the hulk hogan macho man randy savage kind of scheme all needs the big letters on it is it doesn't matter if the big letters are for that that company that's fine but it needs to big letters on. It's really bring the package together sure they. You got the palm right on the four though they need. They need those big slim. Jim like font yeah yeah yeah. They totally should have done it that way. Yeah they're probably giving away that hood anyway right well. No that's not a biker physically giving away the hood but probably only giving away the space on it you know or at a discount gives charity right. It looked like it was a charity of some sort of the newton is the north carolina education lottery educational education lottery. Oh oh yeah then they should've. They should've messed up their logo omitted. The big slim jims looking font. I will say this. They were talking. Rutledge wood was at watkins blood or was he. I didn't see him at all right. I know it's amazing. God <hes> the fact that he <hes> what was it oh yeah they were talking about out <hes> what's his name corey loy giving away his salary and <hes> for for the good samaritan thing and then they're like yeah. He started a fundraiser. I want to get thirty thousand dollars. Just do one hundred ten. That's pretty good. That was a good story. Even i was involved in it share. I want that kind of stroke. I know right shit son maybe he maybe we can get him to <hes> pimp. The show for us start sorta fundraiser for the show right fundraiser for us. That's what he's talking about. Who i'm going to start a charity for me to not. We're certainly needy. Trust me we are can. I not do that listen. We're going to have a fundraiser here for me all me oh i by the way <hes> since we are transitioning now into this weekend's race <hes> oh no they have it there. I was gonna thank nascar dot com for not pudding march turks juniors five hundred race paint scheme on the list but they did they did put it on there so it is <hes> hardee's five hundred racers special auto owners paint scheme and a fire suit okay so here's thing firesuits. The same has had a couple of years ago. Is it really <hes> close some fish the the tuxedo gimmick e. s. so so there was that and then there was the release of the j. jar of the <hes> the dem lynn and the <hes> eric jones cars right and i wanted to look at them and they both tweeted out j._j. Tweeted out and of course <hes> auto owners or whoever was maybe it was. Maybe it was <hes> j._j. For that one tweeted about two and all i wanna sees a frigging picture. I don't need a two minute and thirty second me trying to be witty banter. It's her back and forth between denny hamlin. Eric jones and i don't need five thousand glamor shots from what was clearly an n._b._c. Shoot <hes> that they're gonna use this weekend and <hes> for <hes> <unk> shooter wearing that stupid tux thing. I just want to see the car on one build up. I don't want like flashy production. Just the car the actual car not a graphic interpretation eric jones denny hamlin not <hes> not a one shot of the car at the end twenty-seven shots and martin tricks junior. Just wanna see a photo of the car man. We don't need to have these big tweet. The car tweet the car exactly attack. You're good to go <hes> okay <hes> so they're and they're putting down sticky crap on the tribe because the only way the good race anymore <hes> so how many cars are entered in in this one twenty eight thirty eight okay all right so there you go everybody gets participation trophy <hes> and then we get to the beans. Keep the the only good thing on nascar to come. They've subsequently ruined a couple of good ones. I think what do you like the three d. system. The smith the eric amrullah three three d. system car the number ten. Oh sorry sorry to a terrible. Gotta hate that torpedo car of the eighteen. I loathe the zebra car paul menard like that car a whole heck of a lot <hes> nice little twist on. It's got a little wrench there. <hes> the coriolis holy one looks pretty cool this just the justice system yup fear for the week nature valley jif minute rice healthy choice kroger looks like smucker's on their to you always good for the fast start grilling one. Thank god heaven. <hes> fifty-three great seventy seven's gotta sponsored this week good for them proud of that. It's not great but it's proud of them. Yeah somebody the nineteen car car in the xfinity brandon. Jones looks cool. The menards paint scheme looks very not menards like it looks good. It's got the <hes> got a little bit a yellow on the orange and the red and the black ones fancy <hes> and that's. I don't know what you <hes> what you got. <hes> i would like to thank you for phone in the truck series again by the way <hes> <hes> <hes> banger savings bank. I'm gonna put bangor. Savings bank not only because bangor is fun fun to say <hes> but because they know that fifth third's is not a bank. It's that's good glad you know the the crappy thing is that the thirty seven would look good had they not plastered the crap on the side of it it it it reminds me of the of the monkey waltrip caution car caution car yeah a little a little bit like he's got that you're you're. It doesn't look like it but it's got flavor <hes> another one. I like the by the way the twenty one wins for me. Twenty one wins jerem for me <hes> and then <hes>. I think that the seventeen is not bad. Either can like speak grading or carbon fiber one way or the other. It's okay and the fourteenth sorry to animal. I like animals yep. That's it. We got a double zero is is fun too because it just says creek on the side is cree. You say creek or creek a creek. Sorry creek depends on how close you are yeah closure. They said you call it creek. If you live far enough away call it creek if you're living right now. I didn't realize that i didn't realize that <hes> i've i thought that you say creek or crick depending on how far away your wife is in relation to you. There's that too <hes> so <hes> epochs the picks <hes> would you like last week. I picked right rambling. Pick rhino. You pick the carson. That's colors are yen. You picked for chase elliott didn't you. The main and i won the over under to yeah well within so what was the final result from the parker clearing. I thought it was dinger. Let means everything oh. I thought it was perk ligament. It was parker clinger man but he he spun early and i think he finished dead last like poopie. He's yeah let me let me actually see so we can actually have the finished results else 'cause the twenty one and a half clean finished <hes> twenty six oh so it was a big winner on that do well. What do you like this weekend. I like a lot of speed. I like a lot of speed at this track like a guy who thinks he can take jimmy johnson so i'm taking ryan blaney. Oh really oh. We're really <hes> i think okay. Here's what i'm going to do that because i think the fires back i think he was pissed. He can't talk smack it all. He should never be professional wrestling. He's got no mike skills <hes> go on the other side of that equation gimme jimmy johnson this one. Thanks yup johnson v blaney who will win. No one knows who care we'll see when they show up exactly who will talk better smack neither of them. They both sucking. It really wants to take me come on his lip quiver terrible smacktalk somebody somebody needs to like hang out with kevin harvick more <hes> set does it if you wanna find out who wins the race who wins the bet and the side. I bet that we didn't have <hes> subscribe. You can do that or not seen speaker sicher player dot f._m. Google play music iheartradio spreaker the one you really subscribe on spotify any of the big sites. It's just go there typing in the draft show. You'll be able to find everything else. 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It's it's just keep on coming. Mar seven nine hundred seventy three war launched from the u._s._s._r. and then mars bar larch nuts and then the next day amazing acing boy and then of course <hes> we got ourselves <hes> <hes> boris yeltsin nineteen ninety nine fire case entire cabinet in it for the fourth time nice. Oh that drunken boris how we wish. I can find a job like that again name man listen. All you have to do is rigged the election action again like he did before and nobody minds lately. We've done it much like the asbury treaty establishing the u._s. Canada border east of the rockies which which happened on this day in eighteen forty two. We're at another divide from you for another week. Enjoy michigan as much as you can. You'll probably enjoy it more than the people who are there now now the tens of them that were there until next week. We will see you then papa. 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ITD: NASCAR Playoffs start in Darlington!

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ITD: NASCAR Playoffs start in Darlington!

"Dark George. Polk like hell now. Don't do anything. And welcome everyone to in the draft with Wilson and was I'm Wilson in sunny southern California meanwhile right across from me enter beautiful studio of the DAKOTAS version two point zero it is one Mr Scotty was. Going on there whilst me and almost made it through that one, it happens to start off the show. Yeah. First Happy Birthday Oh It happened a couple of days. Gasser happened to be any of them. I mean Shit. Congratulations she did you did leased. Another another lease year I didn't die. So there you go. Yeah. Initiator if you could say I made it through a year and I didn't die has a little bit more weight. Right exactly. You made you made it through an entire year in two months. Exactly. Exactly. number two. y'All didn't believe me. You all when I came on here. When I came on here and said, Jimmy, Johnson would not make the playoffs because of a D. Q. said I didn't think pandemic right? But y'all didn't believe me y'all said you're crazy but they're still wasn't the Q.. There was at the queue I'm not talking about dairy queen. We get your blizzard, flip a couple upside down they show you make sure it's nice tight together. Na Na dog there was a Q. and A. Pandemic and Jimmy Johnson missed the playoffs by that. Much. Yup You take your pick there. But but if he had because, you could say, Oh, well, he didn't get the covert he would have been in you would have to counter on the points but I think he he would have beat be dependent. if you have one race, but the that he couldn't do anything about. So i. mean he got he got something you can do about it the D. Q. He could have done something about. So if you're GonNa pin it on something absolutely the Q. is the thing you put it on in that meeting you somehow frigging you should have bought a lottery ticket that same day man I'll tell you. Because that is I should have somehow found a way to put a prop bet on that. That is an epic prediction right there. And, we're all better off for totally is an epic prediction. I mean seriously I forgot it was so outlandish I'd totally forgotten about it until a while back when he had the Q.. But he's probably not going to affect them, and then damned if it didn't happen. Yeah. Just like that Ma'am and then on top of that is team, it wins the race. And so the playoffs are set now William Byron you actually he almost I if Jimmy Johnson wouldn't have had gotten caught up in the wreck. then. It very easily could gone to a point where William Byron had no choice but to win it. Because Jimi dwell in the stages, and so he was training ahead even when he was spotted to behind, he was a couple of points ahead and so all you need to do is stay close to twenty four and he was in and so it was going to come down to it. If the forty didn't get wreck that the twenty four was going to have to go out there and win damned if you didn't go out there and win it. Yeah. I mean an and he had the an Hendrick power baby. Got It all the way through Amazing. He led twenty four laps all this. is like he did seem like he was really at the front all that much no And the move to get him to the front I mean he's Shoved his way through man. BUBBA BUBBA got a huge push at that point to to try to make the pass and it was actually ahead is knows. Ahead of Damning Danny was trying to get into them they. They made contact when apart and then the twenty four just crashed up through the middle there. It was impressive It was an impressive ride although I do have to admit that when bubba got that slingshot they got the big push up to the front I was like holy crap if this. Happens it's going to be epic. Yeah. It would have been great if he would have gotten that win but heads would finish not too bad. Yeah. No, it's not bad at all and you butt heads would definitely spun there and then so we we that's all there is talk about this race other net was kind of a day. Let's. Let's talk about what spurn like the last exciting fifteen laps because let's be honest by and large everything else was kind of garbage. I mean there was there were some decent points in there where you had a second line building and Gaza trying to make runs and stuff like that it I duNno. Ever. Since they changed the package, the aero package it just you haven't been able to you have to have a million cars able to get run on the inside and that's some of the fun out of it. We gotTa Talk About Tadic Oh yeah who was Not who didn't like a rookie all year he played played his cards close to his vest kind of that Ryan. Newman, kind of deal. And makes the biggest rookie mistake in the biggest part of the year and I would say kind of trick that Jimmy Johnson getting into or that last big one because he brought the first caution where he ran up the track and tried to block Kyle Kyle Bushes just got everyone in there which led to them digging up together again and that led to Giuliano, getting loose and getting into everybody and causing that second big wreck there to tolerate credit though he admitted it he was like you know what I screwed up I wasn't clear and tried to block and I couldn't make it happen. I I, have a hard time blaming him. Obviously mistake and he he admitted it I have a hard time blaming him anymore I guess I should say than anybody else who triggered a big wreck in the cup series because they've all done any Jimmy's Donna before and seven-time champion here you got a kid in Turkey season and he's saying I'm in front of Daytona and I could make the playoffs. It's probably a pretty good recipe for making a goofy decision there. Ten laps, there's going to be at least seven different leaders between us. Well, he's not. He's not thinking that way though man, all these thinking is there are no cars in front of me and I gotTa keep it that way and then when you've got Karl Bush coming up on the outside, all you're thinking holy cow Bushman you know I'm not going to hold them off unless they get up there now and then he tried to make something happen. It just wasn't there which by the way great year for Cowboys Three Season Holy Crap Yeah Oh boy they're already talking and we'll get to that in the second we'll get to when we get to the playoff field here and just start thinking about it now. One of the main questions on Media Day which was yesterday and today. is was people's opinions on weather cal Bush can turn things around the final ten minutes a very interesting question because. Kyle. Busch up until you know last year's championship. I mean he wasn't like I mean he he wasn't a final ten racer and the last year was really the anomaly. And so yes, keep that in mind we'll. We'll come back around to it because it is. ratings for this one I one that that. I was close closest. I wasn't spot on those three point nine million was the semi-official number there. it was better than last year Saito a night race but that was actually not a night race was postponed to Sunday. It was not as big as the two thousand, Eighteen Daytona night race, which is four point four million. But remember this first year with where this was the cutoff race and last year's it way better than any of the two previous years cutoff races last year indeed the brick was cut off raise two point nine, seven million also in the big network. So a million more than that, and then two thousand eighteen doesn't count. It was a Monday race and they point two, four, million for. An unless look at it this way. And they and they really just dissect this one holy crap. So the Cup races they tuna two, point four, rating three, point eight, million average. Lowest. Rated addition of the race formerly known as a firecracker four hundred at least ninety seven. Wow. Okay and the Least Watch since at least two thousand excluding rainouts excuse crossing all Daytona races only the road race reese ago averaged a smaller audience in that. That's still boggles my mind because was a new race you know. And so I figured I wonder if Daytonas lost its luck for some people, well, you know and that leads us into a story later on that will talk about as well. Where NASCAR president and the the stands full Steve Phelps said that said that he doesn't know if there's going to be another Daytona road course race next year for points. But. If there is, it won't affect. Either the oval races, they'll still have two oval races one to start season one to end the regular season just like we had this year and yeah, and so I, mean we don't need three races there, and of course, my vote. Given. What we saw a couple of weeks back my vote is `to bother with the road course because not that exciting. Yeah so. It's interesting I I don't know. If Daytona I think that they tone a may have only lost a little bit of its luster because. It's so dependent on an teammates giving each other push. and. Like we've seen so many times they talked about the entire race and I just made mention of it earlier. The outside line is fine but the inside line you've got get like fifteen people to even try to make a run and you know those classic Daytona races those lines were pretty much equal. You know if you got a couple of guys down low. You can make Iran and then they had the block and then everything split up into two maybe three lanes and then got interesting again and the only bad place to be was in the middle and now you know if you only have like three or four cars on the bottom, you're not gonna get anywhere and that doesn't make it nearly as exciting I don't think No I don't think. So either, this racing was kind of a anyway. Yeah I, mean. It is what it is. I suppose plus I don't think you've got that. I think it helps when you've got that driver. That is like. You know an epic. restrictor plate course racer. Stale. Senior. Then, it was still junior. And you'll really have that person anymore. So like if you were in, of course, there are tons deal juniors, tonsils, senior fans even if they were struggling, you knew that if if they went to Daytona, there was a chance a really good chance that they were going to be the front of the field and you know junior could be running a fifteenth in the past five races all the sudden there he is at the front and that whole idea of man in the last ten laps, you can see a guy go from fifteenth to first. Because some of these guys are so good at it. I think that was kind of part of the learning part of the reason why it it may be was bit more popular before than it is now because you don't see that you'll see a guy I mean we'll you Byron started last thing that he was upfront. You know green flag was up front. You didn't have somebody coming from twelfth to I in one lap and it doesn't feel like somebody could come from twelfth to I in one lap. Yeah I mean it. It kills all the drought. It's just about who's going to survive the wreck next Exactly. Yeah. Who's going to survive the wreck and who's got their teammates behind him at the various race and let's face it. We did have a teammate behind him in the end of the race and chase Elliott so. which it was so hard to keep tabs on that for chase Elliott car because it was so different than regular paint scheme share. Alright. So finishers in this one. Obviously William Byron First Cup win. Locks himself into the playoffs. In on a roll to I mean, he stepped up to that challenge of trying to hold off Jimmie Johnson he really didn't fourth last weekend I this past weekend. And Chad Canal says never missed a playoff. Yeah. How about that? Yeah. Th. Straight. Season I think in the playoffs. Wow Man. That's insane. the Bob Wallace deft best finish of the year. Big Finish for him with all the rumors about what his future is going to hold me. It's huge. Of course, state-owned I'll take it for what it's worth. It's a huge finish for him in general and he's he's always been a pretty good Daytona Talladega type of drivers. Yeah. That's good. Yeah. Brenneman Gone Master of staying out of the crap. Brendan Gone Finishes Eighth Shockingly that is not his best finish of the year he was seventh in the Daytona five hundred. And he's got one more shot at Talladega. Start. Ever in NASCAR. Then he's back to be in pit boss. Exactly. He's going to tell you to you know always hit on sixteen just like he does. Wait. We can't we that was your line sir. We can't make fun of bread gone coach passed away I know that was so sad and John Thomson at brought back. So many memories of the Saturday night sports. Jim. John John Thompson. Man I was so bummed when I saw that When I saw that I'm like no, and then I thought to myself. John. Man He was the best. He was absolutely the best we lost both big basketball figures in the eighties and nineties in the DC area with John Thompson and West unseld Yeah Yeah God Damn I know. Scoops online with. Man Chris Boucher finished which by the way somehow I don't know how but we ended up watching like the second half of Talladega Nights. The other hand, the other night it was just all. Channels like why are we even watching this and but yes, Chris Boucher reminds me of of Sasha Baron Cohen He- movie. Not In general, saying his name. Sure. Exactly. But this he finished ninth. And D- continues to just simply be Daytona Talladega driver. He's got six top tens issue four of them Daytona, and Talladega although one of those course. So. Right, yeah. I mean he's a guy who's figured that out. It's the same with rouse racing just in general figuring out the road course and he was that way with. Way was still under contract and he gave him the front row for a bit. and. Then John One hundred name check eleventh. Good for finishing thirty years that that that you don't hear his name called like the first half of the season everyone going Gaga over them, and then just kind of off he had he had a really strong races for rookie at the beginning as to tyler radic. It's just where you know radic took a little bit longer before we started to tail off a little bit than John Hundred. Mature he'd he tells off pretty quickly there. So. But that's pretty good. Getting getting eleventh was best finish since Taleh away back Talladega when he was eighth. All right. So Let's talk about the playoff field obviously You know what's his name? Clint Boyer got in just simply by starting essentially. They messed that up by the way to they. The commentary I can't believe I should have written this down at the time because Guy who talks lacking Liz Allan Yeah Rick Allan who does the play by play? They gave him bad info they said. That by. I don't know by Jimmy Johnson finishing. Or other in the segment that that locks. Cow Or. Him but that that had nothing to do with it because composer was an racing Jimmy Johnson it was I don't know but it doesn't matter. So Clint Boyer basically got an points just by existing Mattie Benedetto races way in and obviously as we know William, Byrom won his way in to the whole thing. But that gets us our sixteen drivers. Let's talk about these guys Kevin Harvick wins regular season. and he's got a fifty seven bonus points between the winds the bonus points for winning the regular season and the stage win points, and so he basically spots the entire field. One. Race. I mean, he's got one race advantage on everybody now needs keep that as long as possible but he's at fifty seven points up then denny, Hamlin? Forty, seven, twenty, forty, seven, I'm just GonNa give the the last two numbers break last up twenty-nine points. Ajoy. Lugano Twenty to chase Elliott Twenty Martin treks Junior Fourteen Ryan blaming thirteen Alex and then you get the guys have less than ten bonus points Bowman Byron Austin Dillon Cole custer. Erica Merola. Clip Boyer. And actually I'll moral for that matter got all their points in stages the because they have no wins and then Kabul Kurt Busch met to Benedetto. Have No wins. That's the crazy part. Is it Kyle Bush? No wins three bonus points three bonus. He only won three stages the entire year. And he's fourteenth right now only two points in front of his brother and Matthew Benedetto nothing even though we had a good season zero bonus points and so he's starts the playoffs fifty seven points behind. Harvick. Are there any outside of the you know custer and Austin Dillon winning? I don't think there's any real surprises here. Now. I mean, we talked about how he's been doing running well. I mean it's it's it's not. It's not as if any of these guys are at a place. Like all all all things like all these guys should be in there if I don't know if anyone does the old scoring anymore with that would look like in the sixteen point field but. I mean, it's there. But in any case, yeah. Nothing really stands out to me in terms of what surprise I mean obviously Kyle Busch being so low a bit surprising and Kurt for that matter to I would say. A little I think Kurtz dropped off the in the past couple of years not by much by but by a noticeable mount where he's you know he's kind of one of those guys just happened to be there. With all said and done. But Yeah I'm surprised Ryan. Blaney. Has One more you want to talk about a guy who who there's so much hype behind him. You just the East Kinda just there in the middle. Yeah and I would say the same amount tricks junior this year too I mean after so many wins past two seasons only one coming in and yeah. He and blaming are definitely out of place in that respect because when you look get the other guys have one win Bowman Byron? Dylan. custer you'd think okay. Yeah. The only have one win that makes sense be both those guys I would expect more out of. In terms of your. But again, it's one of those things where the pause of the year I guess throwing in no practices and stuff like that kind of. Having to tune on the fly and sometimes these guys may or may not be good at it. Now are any of these guys. In trouble yet do you think for the First Round because obviously Colin Kurt or very, very vulnerable where they are they're very good drivers and I mean I don't think that any of us would assume the bat, the cows going get eliminated in the first round even though we might get eliminated. But I mean he's in a very precarious spot they're being so loan the chart. I would say Kyle, Busch with the lucky head this year much more vulnerable than I think anybody else in the field because of the fact that he has no wins that he has had very bad luck. The past few weeks do that he always seems to find trouble. I think I think of of everybody out there I think Kyle Busch could be the one that has the most to lose the champion being out the first round. In this economy. He does he's got a big advantage in the sense that guys like Bowman Byron and Dylan and Custer I mean dealing customer specialty they have the win but they haven't done anything else and bowman and Byron really haven't performed. That much better. And so kyle has been better than those guys a majority of the time they just happen to have more bonus points have the winds So there are a lot of guys and you throw depot in there and even his brother Kurt Busch and Clint Boyer guys that don't have a lot of top five don't have a lot of top tens and at least that provides some sort of buffer and really kyle but he needs to do is news make it through the first two rounds. Because then. It becomes more about can I get a win? We all know he can win. But But right now he's got a both worry about wins and points, and so he's got a kind of hope that some of those other guys run like they've been running as opposed to you know how they got themselves into the playoffs. Last six races where would you say Kyle's average finish? Was I don't I? Don't have it in front of me. A lot of bad luck and a lot of wrecks I would say. Fifteenth. Fifteen point five. Okay there we go. Three top fives in that one. But also to d-fs now, is that going to get it done in the first round? Hell? No, I don't think so. No, not. Giving up no, you were giving up nine points to Alex Bowman. You know or seven points, William Byron, which less than that. He's got three bonus points. But still when you're the the shining light though He is above Bowman Laney? Dillon. Jones dispatch. Jones Jones no no no he to make. Playoffs WHO's the other layer? Coke custer you'll hasn't had finished I mean like he's ahead of other people that are you know I? mean he he can be a guy who is just gets it. He gets in Twelfth He's not gonNA shoot up the ranks and then now watch him win this week. You know the other and the you bring it up makes me think that the other weird thing about this playoff field is past couple of years like it's been the big three the big four I mean last year it was pretty clear was going to be Harvick and you harvick and Kabushemeye tricks junior and then you had so many other guys that were running well to pick from to be that fourth driver this year Harvick and Hamlin for sure I mean Harvick and Hamlin have dominated the series the break his lasky. He hasn't been. He's a he's had spurts but not extended. Weeks of you know he could win Joy Lugano hasn't had that big surge of momentum even chase Elliott with two wins. Last year the year before he has to Windsor, we're thinking man chases early stepped in two inches like, hey, he's there you know and he's had his moments but hasn't really convinced you that he is a force to be reckoned with especially true for the guys that were just talking about and tricks junior and Blaney this year and then of course, kyle all the way down near the bottom the start. I can't think of like like looking at the list I can think harvick and Hamlin and I can't think too far beyond that I think it's a little bit more wide open this year for those last two spots in the final race. True average finish the best average finish last racists. I would say, oh, man Harvick and Hamlin both been very, very good I would say harvick. Harvey Actually Fourth Really Mark Tricks Junior. Average finish at two point eight three. Okay. Is Six top fives in the last six races. Wow. Yet to figure he went back to back second place. Yeah. a week ago. Yep finished fourth place this past week. So. He's going into the hot streak peaking at the right time for sure. Even if he doesn't have the winds peaking at the right time Yup getting ready maybe maybe getting although stage wins and getting all the winds now not yeah and unlike unlike Kabushiki who you have to crush fingers in the hope if you're the eighteen team that he can get a win in the final to merge merger ex juniors absolutely capable of winning race in every round. Absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. He's done. He's done things like that before obviously do you think art so without giving up your picks? Do you think that Kyle Busch. Can turn it around in the final him because I mean for years we talked about the fact that Bush is just he just chokes over the final ten races of the air. and. Without any momentum. Last year had the momentum last year he was it was an anomaly for him in that he had that moment to me had the regular season title that carried him through the final ten outside of that the only other time that he's done well, in the final ten was the shortened season back in two thousand fifteen and I think part of the reason was because of the shortened season shifted his peak-time. Into those final races. So he doesn't have the luxury of you know only running twenty five races and he also doesn't have the luxury of the momentum that he had last season. Does that kind of doom him to failure here in the playoffs I think he kind of does I. don't I don't see a huge turnaround. See Him winning. Two or three races over the final Tan now. He's going at least in this first segment he's going to tracks that he likes. mean Richmond of them Richmond is is is best track. When you look at it, I mean Darlington's not too shabby either. Richmond has averaged finishes six, six point eight, six wins there at a twenty, nine races eighteen, top five out of twenty, nine racist. Darlington only one win in seventeen races. Five top fives. And then Bristol eight wins in thirty races. Oh. Okay. So I mean Richmond, his most consistent track Bristol his most successful track. at least in terms of winning mean it's GonNa come down to it. He could pull one out but I I look at the trends. Of what's going on this year and I can't it's hard for me to think about him succeeding given the bad luck that he had with him this year. Yeah and I guess part of it too. I mean really be best for him. If those if that three ray set the were starting with was the middle said was like the second segment because of the because he could win one of those that would get him to the third segment. Then you'll ask one step to go to get in there. I guess. Part of it really hinges on how strong Harvick Hamlin Kazlauskiene Lugano are because. All of those guys have a minimum nineteen point margin on him and so you know if he's going up if he makes the third round. And the other guys that are in our Ryan blaming because he won a race and the Eric Merola because he won a race. Much better chance. But if he's gotta go up against the top, you know four five, six drivers to get to that final four. then. It's GonNa be a lot harder for them without winning. Yeah. No, he's. He's. He's basically must win the last ten races I think. So yeah, he's I. Guess when more than once to make it ought to. He's got to win at least he accepted when one in this segment and he has to win one of the second segment and other than that. I think he could be he could cruise it on points after the let's see what he did in the last ten races last year one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, two. Okay. So starting with. Vegas. Okay I remember now looking at the stats I totally remember this he was in every other race guy. At up up I totally remember that man last year it was a massive swings. This is crazy vegas opening race home round nineteenth, and the Merchants Second Charlotte row course thirty seventh Dover six Talladega, Nineteenth Kansas Third Martinsville, fourteenth Texas seventh. Then the saving grace for him is that he broke that streak at Phoenix where he was second and of course, he wanted homestead but but only that one win. Only the one win and the massive swings. Good. Badly good luck. Bad Luck. And he he can't have that same final ten he can't. If he has the same final ten, he's it doesn't matter if you home Saturday night, he's not GonNa be in the final four. Says Kyle the guy everyone's going to be looking at now. Oh, for sure. Yeah Yeah for sure An upload this question you Kinda give given away. I. Guess Our pick Denny in Kevin. Or the field. Who Man? This year. Seven thirteen wins in two, thousand, six races half the winds belong to those too. Yeah you know I if I'm picking one or the other I'd have to say Danny or Kevin. As opposed to feel. So you're taking the front runners and not the field yeah I would have to go with the front runners for sure From what I know of of Mr Wilson is basically his life front running. All the way to the bank exactly. I wish I wish I were the case. For Damn Shore. Yeah. No I. Mean. It's just because those guys have been so solid all season long. Where everybody everybody from three on down has had their moments. But they haven't been able to like get a wave of momentum going. Not that they can't because like you said merged tricks junior i. mean he's he's doing the right things heading into this playoff and that's one of the guys that's probably everybody left. That's probably the guy who I would think would be the most likely to be able to step up his game and challenge Harvick and Hamlin. Martin trucks junior shore. yeah. I think he's a low key guy that I think is going to surprise people I do believe yeah. Yeah. Man. All right. Let's move on the news. Because, we'll make picks at the end of the show by the way not only for the race at Darlington, but also cut drivers for the first round. And then we will make preliminary pick for our champion at the end of the show. Got To pick it beforehand. But then we'll also make a pick going home step. Double Dip folks double dip here told. US. Look better feel better revisionist history straight up and down with this show. State in the that's what they say about us at the tagline of the show in the draft show, for business, NASCAR. Actually. It'd be pretty good tagline for. that. Down military ourselves. Coffee. All right. So Stewart Haas says that nothing is happening with their drivers for next year. On the chicken finger nothing at all and then with in conjunction with that, they announced that Eric Morla has signed an extension with the ten car smithfield beyond the for twenty five we knew that was going to happen. because. That's all Smithfield money. You know if there was no Smithfield, I don't think there'd be an Eric L. Marlon the ten car. the interesting part of this. Is that that means based on what Greg's Padilla was saying that there were zero movement there'd be Zero I. Mean He's a boy is coming back. So what does that mean for Chase Briscoe who did exactly what he was tasked with doing, which was going out and winning six races and he's already at six races he's got ten more to go. It is very, very possible that by the end of the season chase briscoe could have eight wins and an xfinity championship and you're telling me that Tony Stewart Jeanne Haas Greg Zip Adelie are gonna go up to him after he does all that. And say, yeah, we don't have a car for you. We're to keep you an xfinity next season because we think that will be good for you. Counterpoint yeah. Hey listen chase. this is archie. He runs a called the thirty to. Do, we're GONNA put you in the thirty two next year. How about that? How about that? Remember Christopher Bell, he the same thing now he's at a cup car because they didn't like their other young guy. I think they put them in a satellite team they Dave Matthews this thing. Now and and that's that's the deal. They don't have a car for improper but the have a car made up for him somewhere else I, think you have to do that because he's too talented state out there. Oh Yeah I mean you know he's twenty five years old so he still has time for sure but he's run I'm just looking at the stats here seventy two races so far he'll be at eighty two races and his xfinity career over three full seasons and he's got the wind. So two wins last year to. Yet to ones last year and then just making sure that no no I'm sorry I apologize. He did have his first win in two thousand eighteen Rush Fenwick car woman last year, and then he did exactly what he set out to do when he won the six races this year. I think if they don't give him something in the Cup series, he's GonNa go he's going to raise for somebody else. Oh. Yeah. No I think you have to and question is who's going to have open this again ASI system. Say if our CR SHULA IF I were chip Ganassi, I would be like there's my replacement for Kyle Larson if not bring in Colorado some back. Bright I mean there you go. Yeah I mean that's what I would do if I were him. I would too especially, if co Kurt Busch is coming back in the one car because Kurt Busch can do another year. Then you have the veteran, you've got the guy who you've got sponsor with them. You've got an anchor. So if things are rough for the kid, then you have that other driver, you can rely on either to help Briscoe or just to get some results give you a chance being in the playoffs But if I'm chip GONNA see I'm like standing in the shadows like lurking waiting to see what Stewart Haas is going to do with. Briscoe. Yeah I. Think. So I think. He's just lying in wait lying in the weeds. Yeah. So that also than a kind of puts an end to the rumor of potential Kyle Larson as HR thing to. Yeah. But you know that was kind of a very long shot as it was anyway I think. So yeah no I think it was but you know as much as I love Clint. Boyer and I do think he's great and I think he should be on track because he makes things a hell of a lot more interesting. You know if I'm Tony Stewart I'm like, Oh man, we got Clinton over here. We got chased Briscoe over there. That's tough. Decision Man. Well Yeah and yet you get who's over there. It's Kyle Larson over their whole. No, it's true. Yeah. You know so. So that's very interesting and then there's another actual we'll talk about it right now we'll skip the greg thing come back around to because in addition to Erica Marla assigning William Byron signed the contract sense actual talk about people to We Byron signed a contract extension until two year deal. Twenty, twenty, two in the twenty, four car. Win and helps. For sure. We've noticed that happened with Kozlowski plus he's got that Liberty University money. So Liberty Liberty Leib waiting at that one. Yeah. Not that learning the one where the dude like does creepy things in the mansion that that liberty. So yeah, I don't think you'd be surprised by wing Byron. Getting? resigned. he's basically Eric Jones but made the playoffs. No exactly he's he's a little bit. Yeah. I think he gets treated a little better to probably yeah. Probably and then the I don't know where this came from Greg biff apparently, NASCAR DOT com was talking to him and he said that he would be open to coming back to the cup series. If there was a unquote right car for him, which means you know competitive ride you know if you're gonna see I don't think you're going down that road. Are You No? Fifty years. Old. And he has he hasn't been. He wasn't a truck last year earlier. Yeah. No was last year that's hurting because that's that's when they wouldn't let him do the series where if you won the races, then you would you ray right money. Yeah. Yeah. Like like the but other than that. He's just been outta sight outta mind I. Don't know if he he's even be like he's a guy who will get. A. Ton of Tommy Baldwin car were front row rotor sports car for partial like he's not going to get a prime ride. and whenever I see, you know Greg the Flynn here because in the article, take fifty whenever I read that all I think is that ESPN commercial you remember that espn partial what does he like fifty? I could hit him. I guess I. Get. A. Senate commercials you'RE GONNA have to be more specific. Way. Back in the day, man had the kid the kid and the kid was like talking trash. Find It, find it for me senator. Let's see here. That's seth hanging with C, O oh, I don't have. Man, I don't have that that computer hooked up to the board so I can't put it through the Board Seth. Like. ESPN, anyway. th-this. Boo with Bob Lights Bob Way. Some kid. That's old school man and we all right. Let's move on. Another potential Situation here Germain. Racing. Apparently they're looking at someone team. Just like Bob Levine. It's it's it was something that started as a twitter conspiracy. As was everyone's just like, oh, this the someone put out an article and of course as. They don't read anything don't source anything right because the article that was that was in question spells your main racing role. They put it at the end. But they confirmed that they ended up confirming it. Yes. So I mean I guess that's a good thing. They started confirming stuff and and and GEICO is is not signed tight dylan is not Sino. So couple of different a couple of different options there. Do you think that that ends up being the precursor to Richard childress racing buying? The car and the Charter and bringing that in house bring Geico along with them with Thai. Well I mean, let's be. There essentially funding them anyway. So, it'd be just the official third team rather than the satellite I don't the more I think about it. And someone mentioned that someone said that all if GEICO dropped out, it wouldn't look good because they're partnering sponsor of NASCAR AND LIKE You know they they have the official insurance agency, they keep doing it. Why Double Down Yeah Take the sponsorship away from the car because you already have the sponsorship across the whole thing I mean childress would have the extra capacity Kinda. You know work on a car more seriously in house because the forty three is probably leaving to go to Toyota anyway yeah so. There's that but I think, I think the thirteen like they'll buy your main racing and and make it official official. But I I have my doubts about Geico going with them You have my doubts. I mean they'd been really loyal to Germain and so that's why I wouldn't think that they would bail on. Bail and remains because they want to spend the money but I don't think they would necessarily bail on your go to another manufacturer another team owner rather unless Bob Germain was like, yeah, I'm Kinda done. I'm just going to get out of here and that that point maybe geico would then consider somebody else. The other option here is if somebody else buys them and then they become you know. Stewart hostility the place potentially for Chase Briscoe. You know you'll have that and have clint boyer be the owner, and then had these work arounds where it's just the fifth car. Stu Germain Boyer Jimmy Racing BG. That'd be good. Very? Good? I'm alright so Steve Phelps. Set everybody. Everybody's watching NASCAR according to see. Phelps. He was on the Sirius Xm NASCAR satellite radio who always who also thinks everybody's watching Nascar right now talking about the twenty twenty one schedule. He said that stay tuned. Because even though Nashville so far is the only confirmed new track for twenty twenty one there may be other new tracks to come. Like what like what new tax? What are we? Bringing back, Disney world, speedway. That'd be great if they did have to rebuild it. But I guess might be one I. Don't know L. Door they'll probably do smell door crap. That's probably what they're GONNA do. Know they're gonNA they're gonNA run the mystique. Cars on door and they're gonNA have it all up. I don't think anybody I don't think I'd think voters want that I, wouldn't think they would either in all honesty I mean were I think everybody's for wildcard but that would be like super. Wildcard. For the Cup series me like all right that's too much. Yeah. That's too much he said like we talked about earlier Daytona road course is going to be one of the preseason races. I think it's going to be like the bud shootout type of race but no points race at this juncture for the Daytona road course. That would not affect the two oval races I said before I'll ask you if you agree on it although I think you already did I find with that I. Mean it just wasn't a good race. Wasn't great. I can definitely see that is an all-star race though. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. They do it as the all star race be fine with me but I mean the rover was way more excited has been way more exciting. Then Daytona road course was and I don't think it's just because it was the first race I think she's loud isn't terribly conducive to an exciting race for Cup cars there now. That part is absolutely correct. Yeah. Because remember the first. Anybody who wants to say that it might be you know 'cause I race I mean first Volvo race was mental so off. was kind of crazy. Yeah. So it's not a first race thing he also said thankfully. That midweek races are not terribly likely. Thank God I know. They learned from the ratings so From the ratings is just not it's not like no one's GonNa like if you have people who are able to show up to the race track, they're not going to. Yeah. I mean you're you're making it a local race at that point you're making into race four locals. You have to hope that you can fill a stadium just local people not people coming from out of town because otherwise you're asking me to take what two thirds of week offer an entire week off just come to a cup race I don't know if they're going to do that anymore. he also said, and this is interesting although what I think European into a corner here I don't think there's anything you can do but say this he said that if there is a Jimmy Johnson like situation or Austin, Dillon both of them tested positive for covid sat out for a week. we already talked about how that potentially could cost Jimmy his shot at the playoffs. Austin Dillon had the wind so it wasn't a big deal for him. But. If any of these guys. have to sit out one or more racists during the final ten in their playoff driver they're done unless they unless it's a Kevin Harvick. Or be the driver has won in that round and Steve Phelps said that there will be no exceptions made that if you have sit out because you test positive for Cova, there's nothing they're not gonNA alter the playoff structure to accommodate you and I don't I don't see how they could. I mean. I I don't see what other option they have it. It would suck if somebody tested positive, you know this weekend and then because of that, they're hopelessly behind and they can advance. What else are you GONNA do? Yet but not be smarter. Yeah. That's pretty much. The end goal is like you blew your chance because you're an idiot we can't Jeff Gordon this thing and just like advance everybody that the final race just because yeah, exactly. So To to to show that's what it is. I thought you were going to say something silly like he said, yeah. Well, you know what if we have something like that we're just gonNA, take the eliminate the lowest finishing lowest points and then we'll read. Or take their average and give them their average you know. Twenty twenty six races, but only twenty five counts. So right right. Yes Oh. Yeah. I I think that that's the right move because there literally is nothing else that you could do that would be fair. Yeah. Like you said you, you shouldn't have to move heaven and earth for exactly and you know there was interview two day. I think it was with Kevin Harvick as part of the playoff build up and Kevin was kind of asked not necessarily about that specifically. But about what he's doing and he was like hey listen. Sunday is important. I mean I gotta be there. We've got a race and a WANNA keep racing, and so he said I've literally changed everything in my life go to the grocery store. We we order the stuff in it's delivered. We don't go out we don't do anything drive my by myself. In the rental car to the track by myself in the rental car from the track and you know I'm doing everything I can to ensure that I don't get sick because if I get sick, it's going to jeopardize everything and that's Kinda I mean that's what they gotta do and whether that sucks are not as relevant it just is suitcase. Yeah. It's kind of bizarre like I, mean th. The dedication and it's GonNa take and I guess the the. You know it's one of those deals where you have to be smarter in like some of these players get it and something like football players all get it because we're like, yeah, we need to we need to be able to play. We need to know we can't do this. Now we can't go out after games. We can't partied it at a da now like you have to have that kind of discipline. Oh, absolutely especially Nascar where you know the point stone go to the team they go to the driver when it comes. To you know the driver championship obviously and what substitute driver if Kevin Harvick asset if you still want the owner championship, what driver you're GonNa put in there, that's realistically going to help you win the driver Chaim or the owner championship I mean nobody you go get Greg Bethel but what's he gonNa do sat out forever. So it is the stakes are so much higher nascar and pretty much air anywhere else outside of you know a baseball football hockey team losing their big star you know that's that's what will be like. what else we got and then he said that development is resumed on the next Gen carbondale Trevor Baines can be racing this weekend. Hey. Good for him. You're for some two thousand eighteen I wanna say I have the notes in front of me. sounds right. Yeah. But so good for him. It'll be in the truck series number forty truck open does well. Yeah So yes. Brings us the Darlington man and at at. that. So I jotted down all of the Darlington throwback schemes that were announced since our last show. But do we WANNA do that way or do we just want to scroll through him all talk about? Brother, how are you hang on? Let me get him loaded up here. I. I went to the to the Blinky to get the full they have the full at least for the nets choir. Let me. Let me go there to then you know once a cow. you need that anymore. Sewer, they have it here. paint, schemes but Bam. Them all lined up all they do look at that good job site that we won't talk about. Very Nice Oh that's very nice. All right. All right. So let's let's talk about some of these guys This is our like extended Darlington updates, slash paint scheme preview for the to this weekend. What is Oh at first? Okay. So at first. When I saw, you think there'd lightsabres. Whatever they are I want them but I want to solve the double zero car. It was a smaller picture and I thought that was because permit texts even the tags like a sealants like gaskets and stuff like that. but I thought that was like a man like mowing of fields or something in now that look at it closer to do chequered flag a flag man. Lagman Yeah flagman Jimmy Flagman. So. Thirty, six, Marian V. Eight roadster he I think it's kind of weak. Very weak. Yeah. Because it doesn't look like a car it's just looks like any kind of weird t shirt you buy at the beach now and we are we're it'd be disgust break has to car we. Week. three car for Austin Dillon, which is a junior Johnson scheme. That when we talked about last week to where the like putting the American ethanol that way on the hood, it's like I get what they were trying to do. It just looks weird on. The. Little. Retro, are CR. Logo there at the bottom. Right below the headlight. That before it's a nice touch could catch their You like the Ford car, I'm enjoying it I'm just okay on it. I enjoyed a lot. It's covered in snow. So that's cool. Red If. Newer part of the paint scheme may be even better. There's still I mean there is still in the mountains but I mean little fluffy fluffy bits. Uh. Six car. seven car. Good I. Think's good. It's okay. It's been done. So many times before though, let's say Tommy. Baldwin senior throwback to. His. Old, school car love the car love todd tolerate doing. With the radio, because the colors are just so bright and different and it the colors themselves even though the logos don't mimic the colors themselves mimic that that Jeff Burton car. Yeah. All right what do you think of the nine car? That's? First of the Jimmy Johnson Tributes Yup I like it. It's not bad. Yeah. I think it's okay. I think it's terrible ten Carlton Carson go bowling. So I'd like to I'd like to ten car. Wow where I like bowling I like the fireball Roberts. Nod. I like the I. Like the rows five, fifty horsepower on it. Yeah. They did do the yeah. Because a little that little blip in the paint scheme Kinda mimics the the the fender counter of the Ford. Yeah. All right now. Yeah. Not Unlike that scheme that's okay. Then we get to Denny Hamlin with the eleven car. Love it. I have so many problems with this. Time so many wrong. All right. So that is not I. Don't know what paint scheme they mention Kailua borough. Not Kill Yarborough paint scheme on VAT. It's the. Numbers. That's all it is. That's all it is, and they were seventy-three. Kelly. Albro and I was like that's not not. It's not even like the lining in everything. Yeah no not only is that not kill Jabre seventy-three paints can therapy. Did they Kailua seventy-three paint scheme in two thousand fifteen? Counterpoint I like the I like the Federal Federal Express logo is really the throwback there in that is pretty cool. I will give you that it's kind of like seeing like Piedmont or something on a Very disingenuous that they said not this. But like you look past when you peel off the layers onion, the federal express the old one looks pretty logos pretty good the Ryan blaming. The Ryan blaming cars that Paul Menard Arca car I liked the paint scheme I as a throwback. It's all right. Yeah. It's it's A. It's a good regular pants game. Yeah. It's a good regular paint scheme What's the thirteen car is thirteen is Todd Bodine running the championship series for Germain racing. Go. All right. It's okay. Yeah. I'll give them the I'll give them I'll give them credit for that ties within. The fourteen car peak you know it's it's just another peak scheme does not by far the best peak scheme they've ever done. It's okay. Yeah it was and it's throwback to a cop car and so of that I like it because they're at least keeping the idea alive that you're supposed to not throwback was a winter. Yeah. All right. So We didn't talk about. The Brandon pulls a tribute to the Ricky Rudd car. I think they did a great job on that one I. Think you couldn't have nailed it better. Honestly like this is a great great looking car it's got the Remember everyone deploy thing on it. It's got the number schemes the paint scheme down. It's got Terry Taylor the Red Rooster from the WWF and they're. Everything. You could want in a car. Yeah. No, they definitely did it right there and the numbers are really tied together and he did the numbers spot on. It's a damn shame early going to see it for ten. Exactly, I going GonNa do a damn thing. It'll be fun fun under the lights always that car will look good on lights by the way. Yeah. cowboys, tribute to himself. No. That's right. No, you're right. It is you're right it Elliott Elliott Elliott Sadler. Either way Elliott Sadler has four tributes. All the series. So he's once he must be rolling in the Bank I. Guess. Yeah I forgot that his alley soundbites eminem's so because of that, it's not as interesting. Old Row. Sheets Font. Yeah. No it is. Yeah it's OK. It's in the middle for me. It's not great. It's it's not the best, but it's definitely not the worst Martin tracks. I think that calling out the Hank Parker junior that that part is good but I think it's an excuse just for them to have the regular sponsor on the car. Whatever it's not great. Twenty Car Eric Jones doing the Tony Stewart scheme. It's okay. I I don't. I remember that Tony Carving Shiny though was it not shiny I think it was he has little crummy. Yeah. I again it's one of the it's one of the paint schemes at wasn't all that all icon even though that's What it looks like a regular sports clips game. Yeah. Yeah. So it's just okay for me Twenty One doing another twenty one scheme. But I mean the it's hard for them not to have a good scheme right? They've been around for one hundred and forty. It looks good but it is a throwback to themselves. twenty, two, twenty, two car I. We didn't talk about this one but they did they pretty good job on that thing. Yet throwback to a bobby. Allison's Nineteen Miller car But I like the the the Star I, like how incorporated the star into. I think so I think. So because I, it incorporates it enough to make it happen. Yeah. William Byron Twenty four cars got the the second tribute to Jimmy Johnson of the Jimmy Johnson schemes. This is the one that does. Yeah, it doesn't stand out to you the most. Looks like a liberty game yeah. Yeah and and just like you were saying about the Tony thing even though we're talking about big name driver and he won a championship in the car the. Yeah. The racing stripe warm wasn't a very iconic forty eight scheme. then all may get jj l. e. come on this was a late entry and immediately hours like holy crap I think they might have won the whole thing here. The nurse throwback to Kenny Irwin in nineteen ninety seven again shamelessly for ten laps. It is it's going to be a shame. At Ass. 'cause it's NERF or nothin' they they nailed that forget i. that's an actual car that's a rendering on the car if it comes out looking like that though it is it's right at the top of the list for me and a little a little thing. So it's like the NERF font on the front. Yup. But on that quarter panel, it's the racing champions. Of the the Tha carmaker on the side of it. Innings. The winner's circle. Oh, I didn't know that that's that's the logo on that one Okay. Okay. Yeah. Use the winner's circle thought and then put that there and that font. So nice little. Worked for Jacob to make sure that he has all the far. Yeah and that that's iconic like Gaby's carryover type of scheme. Anyway. Beyond Bright Yeah if only, they could figure out a way to put the number in the headlight I. Don't think they're allowed to do that. But that would have been cool. Where we talked about thirty car last week. Week, it's. But it's like the most boring sicko paint scheme. Exactly. It's a scheme to fairly Sadler. Israelis it is. Yeah. and then co Koster he's doing the the tribute to Curtis. Turner. A terrible. They did a good job with but it's not. You know I mean it's red red with a white hood I mean it's hard to not mess that up. Yeah, it's terrible. They. Try to keep some of the elements in lake putting. We're Haas is all that stuff like at all that. Terrible got pretty close with the next. The next one is a new one. This week was just this week. This one I I'm going to give. Patty. I'M GONNA. Knock them. On one thing. But I'm GONNA give him a ton of credit on on the other side of it Arts what they've done. Is In nineteen hang. I gotta go to my notes because I wrote all these. Eighty six hundred, eighty, six. So Richard Petty Qualifies for Darlington but were Darlington, and then he wrecked his car and they didn't have a backup car and so literally borrowed a car, they borrowed the number six car from Dj Erlich they didn't. They couldn't change a number because already painted and back then wasn't a wrap it was paint it was painted. So he's just slapped a couple of teepee logos on it, and that's what he drove in the race and this is a tribute to that I think that if you're GonNa do if petty is going to deter Moose in so many petty blue tributes. That I give them a ton of credit for finally doing a petty tribute to petty. That's unique. However, the car is not the correct green. Okay listen. Only do so much cash APP and kill screen yet, but they should have allowed it to be dark and darker and all the way to the front new fade feed thing. There's no fade on that car. You. Know you weren't there in eighty six. Was Alive you were like an alert five. You were actually at the race. There are pictures to prove it. Sure who everything was darker back then. So. Yeah. I mean but cash APP has the it's it's it's Greek. Passes for me 'cause no one even remembers that bleep car no, they don't they don't. So but I do give them credit for finally doing petty tribute to themselves. That is interesting in different and unique indeed, and somehow some way work with the sponsor they're trying to put on board Yeah Yeah Yeah exactly although why didn't they get s TV they do a little BTC back there. With us on. Bitcoin is bitcoin thing maybe possibly you probably right bitcoin cash after they do that. And do. And then now okay. Now that we've had some time for the Jimmy theme to Soak in, you know Dale earnhardt senior on the bottom Richard Petty on the top. Now, we've seen some other schemes and stuff. How does that one fit in for you? I still like it I think it's good I think it's a good omen is and I think it works perfect because he's got the intimidator looking numbers. Yeah. are looking numbers I think and it's all on numbers on the side and on the top they got the petty numbers. That's true. They do. It's a great tribute and a great mix and I think they did it perfectly. If you're GONNA do if you're going to have your last throwbacks scheme and you're going to do it like this they did it i. think they did it perfectly, right? Yeah. I agree I agree they did a really good job with it. It's just some of the other teams are are just so cohesive and this one sister trying to do two cars it's never going to be cohesive, but you're right it does work and I can't wait to see that currently the lights to. Integrate look really cool. Joey gays in the fifth five hundredth. Take on the same God damn car. It's not great. We can all agree that that Bobby Allison cars iconic. But that doesn't mean that we need to do tribute to it every single year. It's bad. It's like we've seen it over again I'm sick of it. Yeah. Get rid of it at Dillard Tire Tony. Did it. It was done. It should have been over at that point What is? James Davidson's through INDYCAR TOM's Nivo. Wow that is a random pool right there. What a big role in that one wows irs. Okay. Surprised to do Marcus Ambrose the. I mean, the numbers are okay but I don't even know if that's what the numbers look like on Tom Steve's car I can tell you damn thing about Thomson. Yvonne and I've heard the name before but well, indycar driver apparently that's random and then Oh, and then we get to. I don't think this one is quite as epic as the nerve car bought. It's pretty damn close. Timmy Hill is doing and. I initially would have said the same thing said about the Bobby Allison scheme earlier. The played out school bandits or played out. But damned if they didn't do the frigging school bandits scheme right on this one. Guy Dude wearing the mask man. Last year to did they but they had thought the little flames. They did thirty three last year for Harrigan with the same logo on top out. Did they yeah. They're they're really running this into the ground for their retro. Okay. I will get the benefit of the doubt. It looks exactly like fuel Parsons ride is very accurate. It is. But they had this logo from last year to Oh. Okay. Did little flames last year I can't remember. Which I said, they do the little flames last year I don't remember who it was the. Thirty three. School Ben Okay. All right. So flames and They really they really make it accurate. I'll give them. I'll give him credit the accuracy to the point, but they're using scorecards little too much. Now they're starting to get there they're getting in their little wheelhouse. and. Then the Ross chastain won the seventy seven This one's very interesting for a couple of reasons. Number One, it is a tribute to a very unusual Dale earnhardt senior car nineteen, seventy, six car that's red white and blue. But the other thing that you pointed that sponsor by Dale, juniors podcast. And unveiled on Jail Junior. Ask, what do you make of that? While it was because it's a, it's a dail- senior scheme a very random dale senior scheme. Yeah. From Nineteen, seventy six. And I and I and I question this because I put the I, put the idea out there that possibly. If if Dale Jr. might be helping out spire motor sports beyond this. Little Cash she-she's little junior motorsport spire motor sports talent turnaround. Who I don't know just thrown it out there. But maybe this is the start something even bigger for for junior inspire motorsports say they got themselves another charter I mean if they were to bring Dale Jr. on board and became a the I betcha they wouldn't be able to call it earnhardt spire motorsports I bet you they won't be able to. They can't put one houses they would have to call it like JR Ordeal Junior. Motorsport he beat junior junior spire motorsports. That could that could potentially be you know a Stewart Haas in the making like a because now, there's another I mean if spires really into it, there's GonNa be another charter available Germain they could be three cars bring junior in boom. and. I. Know that sounds kind of weird and it would make sense because spyro was so has been so terrible but I mean, honestly they make the right deal with Chevy and that is like a potential. They could be just like right in the mix and let's be honest Dale Junior. Turns out a lot of talent. Yeah. Yeah. So he has the equipment and xfinity. So he turns out a lot of talent and Ross chastain he's talented to let's not forget about that. Yeah. I would be I definitely would be like fingers crossed for something like that to happen because seeing especially especially with Bob Levine who's in the middle ground is gone now Germain in the metal is going to be gone. Now you lose to mid level teams then you're just creating a bigger and bigger gap between the guys up at the top. And the teams that are just you know rent and rides out and so especially especially, if petty makes this move to partner with Jay Gr, because that could move them up and create more gap in the middle and so to have another competitive team because they'll junior can throw his support and bringing the advertisers. That that could be all in favor of that I'd be all in favor of that. the final one of the Jimmy Johnson tribus cars the. For me this was probably the best looking of the three I think. So it doesn't look at a place although it looks too much like the nine it does look a lot like nine. And then then we go to random town. Christopher Bell doing a tribute to Christopher. Bell three years ago in the truck series. I even the right colors and they're not throwing colored and they couldn't even like they couldn't get jbl to come back for a race. Right. I'm sure they're not doing anything come on. Yeah that went it was blue and orange. Now it's It's red and white. Yeah. That one's definitely week. Week definitely week and then the Daniel Suarez I would almost put in the week category too because. It's a tribute to himself and and I get that it's you know I get that it's xfinity championship winning car and get. That was a huge huge moment for a Nascar in general but it is a tribute to himself from a couple years ago. Can't we. Have decline it. Yeah. I think that the I think the winners the nerve Carmen. Nerve car up there definitely for me. The one. I like I like Jimmy's yeah muses really good. there's one other one, the red rooster cars really good. Yeah. The next really good. Yeah I think those are my end, the Bush car those are my top five I think yeah. The for me the car wins today and then I really liked the fifteen th I think that Brennan Why is it always the drivers that we're not gonna see much of that. Man. Who Else? Yeah. I will have to put the Jimmy went up there for sentimental reasons as well. because he's paying tribute to the other guys with seven Man, it doesn't go much deeper than that for me. In a lot of these games are kind of recycled man have a lot of them. Are they really are. Like I like the unique ones. I'd almost put the twelve car in there because it even though I'm not big on what they've done a tribute to the paint scheme itself is okay it's super retro it feels like an old paint scheme. Yet does so so I'll give that one not doing the number eight because the the number of car with the Rebecca's because they got the colors right on the rapist is with the feed and everything. So it'll be interesting to see those cars on track to see if they still look all look as good on track as the rendering czar. Right also, it should be noted Joe Graph Junior. We'll be doing Elliot Sadler a throwback in the xfinity series of course Lord. Up Energy as the sponsor. Yeah. We didn't even look at those and it's not even on the it's not even on NASCAR DOT com. Oh, that's where I was headed to. They didn't put the x one, hundred, the buck they only put a couple of including the Linnet Orios. Brett. MOFFITT KNOCK AROUND CAR Poppy Bang. That's another one Daniel. Hammer to run that when the John Andretti scheme are they going to do a throwback to poppies two, thousand, eighteen videos or something? No, it's John Andretti. Check it for John Andrew. That's good. Okay. I. Like that. Hey, mark it's the Kmart little CAESARS Kinda mix up with Poppy Bank. sportclips. So that's pretty cool. All this were this one wins the day for me. Which one? Chad Finchem. Number Thirteen crash claims are us in the old first union Dan Marino. Thirteen car. That one's very good and very, very accurate. Yes. Marino numbers, man. yeah they they did it right there. That's a good car. They absolutely did it right and that's the both of those both of those. Jj are or the perfect example of how Darlington throwbacks are supposed to be done. You're not paying tribute to yourself and you're not necessarily paying tribute to the most famous person. You can find and when I say that I'm I'm not saying Jimmy, things because obviously there's a reason for that. but you pick like a really cool paint scheme. And then you run it so we can all remember it. To both cars man. Number Nineteen Brennan Jones Looks Pretty Cool. It's got a little apple on it. What's that all about? I, think it's I think it's his dash car. Was I think it's a tribute to. Of course And the chase Briscoe with a Tony Stewart throwback there with the weird numbers in highpoint dot com on their Oh. Yeah. Oh, and that is oh yeah that's the I. If you hadn't said that I wouldn't have been able to pick that up that's what it was attributed to a Mobil one car. Okay right on. Oh Lord I do think the colors on the poppy. On the. Those are Nice. The Blue Purple in. Yeah. You don't see purple cars just like you'll see green cars a whole lot nowadays. The last purple card was Bubbas. That's right. Yeah. He had the loan loan company on their something. Pretty. Good. All right. Let's make some picks. Thirty nine for forty folks. Yeah Thirty, nine cars in. All right. So. Last week Let's see here. We both finished garbage. Yeah. You had twenty-seventh I have thirty two. Oh. No no need to go into that. All right. So here we are. GonNa race man. I am going to go ahead get this thing started on a Saturday night and Sunday night beverages, Sunday folks. So it is something that race. You have to work Monday. It's going to be okay. You know what? It's hard. Tired. But I'm going to go. Of. Course that guy always back their as. Only chase. Elliott on this one. Poll. Okay he is. But I I like his chances for some reason and I look at the starting when get starting library quake to. And then I'll take. Give me give me tricks in this one. It's good. That was my backup. Right peaking. Oh, man now the first outs. Yeah. The first guys out. All right Oh I got my four already. A Co Koster. K.. Austin Dillon. Di Benedetto. And Bowman. Wow. K. SHORT-TRACK BAN KI. Curtain. Colleague. Glyn. That's a hell that's a hell. Of A trump yeah. He'll only nine points only nine points between Alex, Bowman. Independent. Eto. And and the only reason picked Benedetto because I think he has a decent shot here is just because he's so far behind on points. I agree with custer and Dylan especially Dylan. These are not going to be three good braces for him. I mean, it's contracts for him. William Byron. Okay. All right. Yeah I could see that. Put My money where mouth is called Bush. how? I'm going to I'M GONNA go. Oakland, my money were mouth. Is Man no way dude all right and? So is the cut racers and then preliminary pick. For you two thousand and twenty champion. Harvick. Tall Man. All right. All right. Then I'll take. You know what? Y-. Take Chase. Elliott. I know that if that happened, that would be lake another year older but not much wiser. I know really really you should take for anybody else out there really when Harvick is off the board in this decision, you should Cam Leonard is really where you should go on that. Yeah. Yes. We get twice exactly. So when I left up and chase Elliott isn't even in the final four, I'll get the Redo it. Somehow get out in the Senate. Exactly. Exactly. There's such a big drop off from from the top to beyond that. Yeah. You should really take him on in that one unless you're betting on directs to have a big surge which is not out of the question. All right. So there we go and in the race and I took. I took March rex junior and you took you take chase Elliott. He. Took so good. That's helps me out. So that's good. I liked that big. First round. 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Full Show - NBA MVP, Big Ben, Kawhi staying in Toronto?, Celtics

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Full Show - NBA MVP, Big Ben, Kawhi staying in Toronto?, Celtics

"Good morning everyone. Welcome to first things. First. How you guys doing? Good to hear. I'm Jenna Wolfe that I was talking to them. I got a little TV. When you look into the camera. Nick mood this morning one heroic. Lovely being with you guys. And there's no better way to start a Tuesday. Then with your hair, bro. I've been bullied by you got your lovely white going around the country. My my lovely wife Danielle into attempting for the first time in twenty years, grow my hair out, and I told you anyone do it. Because of this awkward phase Chris reveal before saw Chris like, no do it. Do it do it. I told them man is going to be this awkward face man, yesterday walks, and he's like what's going on their hair, man. You look ridiculous Gary member since the meeting in Vegas you, and I you've been awkward Evernote. I looks great. Candy for the show clear heard. Jay, brad. Stevens says critics are actually right to doubt. The Celtics the Toronto Raptors are getting more hopeful that they can actually keep coli, but we start in Pittsburgh with the one person we have not heard from yet. This Steelers off season. That is Mike Tomlin the longtime Steelers head coach finally spoke to the media after nearly three months of silence in that time. Antonio Brown became a raider Latium, bell became a jet and Ben Rothlisberger about the sign. What will undoubtedly be his last contract Tomlin disgust among other things the plethora of off-season drama. We can't do this with hostages, man. We need volunteers. We need. Good players. Good guys who want to be here. And if guys can't check those boxes, it's probably best for all parties involved to go our separate ways. All right. Let's get to with this one CC. What's the biggest challenge? Now facing Mike Tomlin. I just think that when you're less talented, and you're going through all the changes that they've changed is from personnel standpoint. L Bell's not going to be there. ABC's not going to be there. And now been rothlisburger he's going to be getting a lot of criticism because the other guys aren't in building. So it's just easy to target bin to me is Mike Tomlin Ben Rothlisberger. What type of leadership message are they going to be sending to the Pittsburgh Steelers? Because the thing that I have done if they've drafted talented players coached east players up where the players have developed, but it seems like that the locker room and structurally how they're going to do things that it's change Mike Tomlin. He does a great job in the press conference, but in that locker room now, we have guys that have to go out of their way to send out messages when you have to go out of your way to build a compliment one of your co workers or something it becomes hard to Schuster. All bam bins, the greatest leader. Well, you only been in the league ten minutes pouncey after he signs the contract. He's. Oh bins. A great leader. He's a real true true leader is the words that both of them keep using. So for me. I know what they're trying to do. They're trying to change the image outwardly, but becomes more important inside that locker room can they trust Mike Tomlin? And can they Trump Ben Rothlisberger as a coach and as the hall of fame quarterback? Can they trust him to build a build this team because I believe they'll put a competent team out there? But it's still been will they have enough players to make plays. They are considerably less explosive on offense. They're often have lines really underrated and their defense because I know people don't matter. Their defense is not good. So Mike Tomlin. That's how he was a defensive back coach they need to get their defense together. Well, that's if Mike Tomlin's able to do this if he's able to extend the streak of twelve straight years without a losing season, the only coach in NFL history to coach at least that many years and never have a losing season. He's going to have to do it with a very different type of team, then he's ever had his first five years in Pittsburgh when they went to two Super Bowls one one of them four of those five years, they had a top two defence either the best or the segments evens four of those first five years since then the defense has gone to middle of the pack, but what they have had ever years a top ten and many years eight up six offense by no, they're not gonna have a top two defence this year. They would be happy to have a top ten defense and their offense has to take a step backwards. It took step back with the one year in the most recent history where they were their best two years ago was the one year there deepens an offense both rose to the top five. That was twenty seventeen went awry when Ryan Shazia got hurt and then they couldn't beat the Jags regular season or postseason. But where is the explosion on offense going to come? From is juju a good enough. True. Number one too. Carrie, Ann offense. I have questions about that. Now, he was excellent last year. And I want to give him all the credit for that. But he's going to be facing different coverages. We saw that James Connor was better at the beginning of the year than the end of the year. How what will he look like in year two as a starter? And is been Roethlisberger going to be able to maintain or has been Roethlisberger going to do what the vast majority of quarterbacks doing NFL history that when you're talking years fourteen fifteen sixteen start to lose eight to twelve percent of production every single year. That's why for Tomlin. This is toughest coaching job. Because you have less down the building the guy who is your unquestioned leader doesn't always support you publicly the way most quarterbacks sport their coach, and you do you have the horses. Yes. You have less town than building. But maybe the job gets a little easier for Mike Tomlin because he could now just focus on the football aspect of it. And not hopefully on the noise around him one of the things he did say in this interview. He said, I'm hoping lessons learned in all of this. What do you think he can do differently this year that maybe wasn't done or hasn't been done in the last couple of just mental football men? The best way to teach football is the force feed. The best way the best examples coach taught me to force feet when a coach leaves in question. I wonder if they did learn now based on what's happened with the talent that's gone out the door with the media circus they've had around the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Tomlin should be trying to send a message his job. His professional career is on the line. And it shouldn't be some type of wondering. I wonder did they learn lessons. No, he should be preaching that everyone should have learned. We just got rid of one the best white receivers. We didn't sign a running back who's one all time. Best running backs. Maybe maybe the best all purpose running back that we have in NFL. We didn't sign him to a contract extension. There should be a message. He shouldn't be wondering I wonder if they got to message to me the locker room, then starts to run the team compared to the coach running the the other thing. Tomlin said that I wanna know if you think is true. Which is we can't do this with hostages is that true in the NFL? Is it true that you have to have all guys that want to be there? Or is it your job as a coach to make the guys want to be there making clear if you don't want to be here, you going be you're and you're going do your job anyway. Well, this is the thing that what he saying. Yes, you do want people because what you're going to ask them to do you need a vying because you might not be able to get the numbers are you might not build to play in your sweet spot. You might not be able to do the things. So you do need a buy in. But there's a thing called NFL draft. So you can say what you want most kids are happy. But man, you are stuck typically between three to five years with that team. So there is a certain part. Yes, I am here because I have a contract with the team, but you need to get everyone to buy didn't agree and used to make plain and simple. If you don't wanna be here. Just come up to my office, my doors wide open, and I will accommodate you. You now. Mike Tomlin's not saying that that's the message that used to be with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But right, you either going to love it here. And do it our way compared to adapting to the personality of the players. And the other difference is with win. You said mentioned that was Denny Green's philosophy. Maybe I'm wrong. I would imagine if you or Randy walked up stairs and said, I don't want to be here. He said, I didn't really mean it for you guys. Right. Like, we're gonna find a way to make it work with you. Don't really have no choice. Right. You're going to be here. Yes. The most most of the good players. You don't have to worry about that conversation. But there is a percentage that fifteen to twenty five percent of the team they need marching orders. And that's what I'm concerned about the mismatch mixed message. That Mike send the reason I brought up you and Randy is what's on fortunate for the Steelers. Is there Chris and Randi Levy on AB? And I don't put this on Mike Tomlin. But those were the guys that didn't wanna be there aren't there any longer because the contract reasons those are there. Best players, and those are the guys that walked out the door. Those are the guys that he is having to lose those were his hostages. You lost your best two players in this situation. Good news. We want to be here at least for the next two hours and fifty minutes. So that's what we're gonna do coming out, Geno. Why is I spent all segments that out? Why is Brad Stevens agreeing with the Celtics here it from him next on Fs one. And you can always chunk us out on the Fox Sports channel on Sirius. XM? We'll be right back much more mess. Robin Hood is an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks ATF's options and cryptos all commission free. While other brokerages charge up to ten dollars for every trade. Robinhood doesn't charge any commission fees. So you can trade stocks and keep all your profits. Plus there is no account minimum deposit needed to get started. So you can start investing at any level. The simple intuitive design of robinhood makes investing easy for newcomers and experts alike view, easy to understand charts and market data and plays a trade and just four taps on your smartphone. You could also view stock collections such as one hundred most popular with Robin Hood, you can learn how to invest in the market as you build your portfolio. Discover new stocks track your favorite companies and get custom notifications for price movements. So you never miss the right moment to invest, Robin Hood. Is giving listeners of first things. First a free stock like apple Ford or sprint to help. Build your portfolio design. Sign up at first dot, Robin, Hood dot com. Welcome back is Brad Stevens doubting his own team. We'll hear from him in a second. But I check this out. Magic sixes. Jonathan Isaac destroys the rim with a one handed jam or the magical make the playoffs is that gonna happen. This year, look at the standings. I'm shocked that the magic are still right there. They've won five in a row now Cinta, mentally I'd like the heat and Dwayne Wade to get that eight spot, but the magic having a hell of a run at the end of the year thunder grizzlies. Did you see that? It was Stephen Adams starting with the break long St. along past Dennis Schroder up to Paul George. One of the only highlights from o'casey in this game. Tough some with okay, see, they hit a wall. Maybe they just want the warriors in the first round. Okay. Tanking into that eight spot get Golden State, and that's the only justification for how they've looked. That's nice in spicy kids. So we can play. Colorado verse Norfolk state Shane Gatling finds Tyler bay off the pick and roll for the Elliott, mostly pick and roll nice catched NIT minutes. It's one of my favorite tournaments. My brother. My brother was the MVP NIT. He knocked down against Purdue. Absolutely. Butch carter. Look it up in IT bang from the free throw line. Okay. Make down of American dunk, contests Florida, recruit that Scottie Lewis jumping over not one not two but three people while doing a windmill, very nice. He got a little prop though, he got a little help on the way up a little push off. That's okay. That's all right. You're going to do a windmill over three human beings. You can have a little prop. I like that court though, we're down. Was really nice. I like that. What was a female order people or get their heads up top people with their heads down. Right. It was getting other layers. That's will. We'll players are some smaller ones. Right. And then getting moving onto the Celtics now rough weekend, two games, two losses. Too much losing team once projected to be in the Eastern Conference finals, they are facing likely possibility. They start the playoffs on the road is the five seed keep in mind, Celtics or one in seven on the road last postseason. Here's Brad Stevens. After the loss on Sunday. To the point now where? Rightfully so doubted, rightfully so earning. So. Respond stuff run. I think ultimately. See how the story plays out. So they got feel like we have been discussing this all season long. And we keep saying they'll most though eventually get their footing. They'll eventually figure this out. There's enough talent on this team. They'll put it all together. But we running out of time. Do you expect them to rebound from this tough stretch before the playoffs start? No. And I I take issue with one thing you said before the broad Stevenson, which is you said many people expected them in the Eastern Conference finals. No, no, the Boston Celtics were the preeminent favorite to make the NBA finals. I was considered a critic because I thought they might not make it to the Eastern Conference finals that was considered. A you must just be hating for no reason, they had the second is Vegas over under as far as projected wins. They won fifty three went games two years ago with Thomas our best player. They won fifty five games last year. Even though Kyrie missed the last month of the season. This was a team that had Gordon Hayward. Coming back, a healthy kyri Tatum in your to Brown in your three. They didn't. Lose anyone of substance in free agency. This team was supposed to contend with Golden State. They were supposed to be having the year Milwaukee having they're not even having the year the clippers or having. That's who they are right now. And we've got eight games left. So no, they're not going to change. No. They're not going to be any different. And this is a squandered season for Boston. If this season went one way, see, you know, how it would have ended with Kyrie keeping his promise signing a contract extension. A trip to the finals probably lost Golden State and our trade for Anthony Davis this summer. Yeah. I don't know. If all those things are true. But the thing about the expectations. That's the reason why right now they have so many people down because expectations, but we're those expectations realistic because we just thought with Brad Stevens have a huge coaching advantage. Got new coach in Toronto new coach in Milwaukee. And we felt like Boston with the two additional all-stars. They were more town. So they got a coaching advantage. They got talent. That's why people sit. Oh, they would. E there, but once you start to season, they don't have no coaching advantage over nurse. They don't have no coaching advantage over over coach in Milwaukee. Like Brad Stevens you talking about the players, Brad. Stevens hadn't had a good year. He got in shown elite coaching with the most talented roster. He's ever had in professional basketball or in in college basketball. So you can spread the blame around. But once the season started, no they weren't favored Milwaukee has been substantially better and people should out. It's hard to think because last year people forget they struggled going into the playoffs. But we had to excuses. They're young and they're injured. They caught fire in the playoffs the younger players and the overall chemistry. The reason why now is Toronto. We didn't know what they would do cO. Why they have tremendous chemistry there. Well, coats and their town. There is really strong Milwaukee. They transformed is how they're going to play basketball, man, they shoot three they dominate the paint. They play. Great defense there almost unbeatable at home. So no, they're not. I don't expect the Celtics to build a beat these teams that consistently have put it together and their questions they had come into the season Toronto, Milwaukee and even Philadelphia most of those questions have been answered from a positive standpoint compared to the Celtics, and here's the other reason why for Boston this even with Toronto in Boston or Toronto Milwaukee exceeding expectations. It'd be one thing if it's like man, Milwaukee's going sixty games. Toronto is going gonna win fifty seven. So Boston's gonna win fifty five games. Again, have a really good year. There were just two teams that hit on everything. Toronto made a midseason trade that help them Milwaukee. They they have the number one defense basketball the number one overall net rating basketball top three offense. Like, okay. So those are two great teams. Boston's really really good. Just not there. That's not where they are. Right now. They have a worse record than every team. That's gonna make the playoffs in the west there. Twelve teams in the NBA with the same or better record than Boston. That is that's a mediocre season. And it's a bad season, given where the expectation so if you look at this team, would you point more towards team chemistry or tag team talent? As the reason why this season has gone awry reason, why we haven't seen the team towns because they don't have team chemistry. They are not willing to sacrifice each other's game. Because that's what you have to do in team sports. You can't have career years for your top. For your top guys. Guys have to sacrifice. You have to sacrifice playing defense. You have to build a rebound. But you have to be totally consumed with what the team is doing compared to Manam. I going to stay here, man. I need to make sure I get me a max deal on this other contract, man. Man. I should be a starter. Terry Rozier, all these things they get in the way, and they pollute the water from a team, you know, to operate instinct. So the lack of chemistry has been the biggest issue this year, the second biggest issue Gordon Hayward, those minutes that he has gotten it's affected the other players because he has not been consistently better than them. And they've given him minutes out of out of respect out of previous relationships with brands like for some reason. But that's one of the huge problems that they have their well and the other element for Boston. That is so concerning and a reason why any faith or optimism is just blind faith or blind optimism is they had a chance at a reset when everybody does at the all star break. All right, guys. The first two thirds of the season didn't go the way we had hoped, but we still can be the third seed in the east of Toronto falters. We maybe could get up to number two. We know what our rotation is Gordon's health is healthy as he's been since. He first got here and since the all-star break their six and ten they're one and eight against playoff teams since the all-star behind the pace is the Pacers. Haven't had depot a hundred percent like we just gave Boston before seed at least when Ola Deepal went down. And the reason that I said, it's the stories a squandered opportunity is maybe they would or wouldn't have been able to trade for Anthony Davis. But when kyri said I'm going to stay in Boston October. I do believe, and I believe at the time that was his intention now, I thought things could change what his intention was. But the way to keep him. There was to have a successful season. The way to keep him. There was to reach expectations have kyri be the leader of a really good team. Instead, it's gone the other way. And so now, there's you would almost look it and say, wait, what is the reason for kyri to stay? It's not as if you can make the argument. Well, you're leaving a championship team. You really wanna leave there to go to the next when you the bosses on a championship team. And Milwaukee's not going anywhere. We don't know what happened when Toronto in coli Philly. I would imagine his only going to get better depending on if they can keep their free agents like Boston when into this year's the favorite out east. They went into last year as the second favourite buying Cleveland. They will not go into next year's the first or second out east. That's jarring for team that's been building towards this for half deck. This is the irony to it was. I mean how good is team? Kyrie's your best player that because he's the best player. Now. Just like he wasn't Cleveland before LeBron came back. They didn't win anything. Now kyri though, the reason why you can't put too much into that. Because he's having a great year he's having career type year. But the other guys around him are not I always thought it was on the board based on what people were saying if he was not going to stay in Boston. And he was going to try to be in New York City. That's always been part of one of his goals. He didn't request to go to Celtic. So that's. Kind of irony too kyri is playing good basketball. But they're not doesn't translate into win. It's the most bazaar part of the season is that they are ten and two when he does not play thirty three and twenty nine when he does and much like those early years in Cleveland. His individual numbers are outstanding. And is the best typical year of his career, and it's not translating to win the question now containing keep kyri Irving can the raptors he Leonard that next person. On saturday. The season's biggest free agents at the field with their new teams. I you got Bryce Harper and the Phillies taken on Freddie, Freeman and the Braves and the giants face off against many Machado and the Padres. It all starts at four eastern on f s one in the Fox Sports at baseball is back time for us to go viral last night Suns guard, Devon Booker went off for fifty nine points becoming the fourth player in NBA history with multiple fifty point games before his twenty third birthday. However, what had Twitter up in arms was this moment. The jazz intentionally fouling, Danny Melton. So that Booker would not get a chance to score sixty Nick. Would you make that he's scored seventy in a game where they lost by twenty. Plus, and he was just gunning at the end. And so they're losing this game by thirty plus and the jazz say, no, we're not gonna let you hang sixty on us in a game. Where your team gets annihilated? I got no problem with it. That's my type of petty the jazz were winning. They want him to get his his little shine. I got no problem with it. What I see? You got a problem with it? Yeah. Come on, man. Don't be stupid. You had almost four quarters Bill to stop the gut play you play some defense. But they were. I mean, I would agree with you. If they were the team that was down by thirty, but they were up thirty. So they had stopped Phoenix. All listen. You know, what I'm going to get a guy to ball. I'm going to stop you right on the last of the game. Yeah. Let's go on. I challenge of it. I got some not going foul. And I didn't like the veteran players like account Korver. I saw him trying to foul someone if he was at fifty nine what would he be trying to do? So he was meal. Sap? What was he doing? What would they be doing? We'll be different if it was them. Oh, yeah. Yeah. They just hate play some defense early in the game. You don't have to worry about that. Of course at fifty ninety that time machines back in high school. But. Morning. Tough news for the Portland trailblazers. They lost Yousef Nurkic for the season after he suffered a compound leg fracture last night gruesome injury in one that will keep him out for a long while Nick what does this mean for the blazers now? Well, it means they already could be bounced in the first round. Now, they're likely to be bounced in the first round again. Remember last year? They were the story. Oh my God. They got all the way to the to the three line out west looking impressive their season was and then they get swept in the first round by New Orleans and see you mentioned for their off season. What it could possibly mean about guys? They could be shopping. I found interesting as well. If I was in the NBA right now, I'm gonna take a page out of kareem's book from thirty years ago. I would watch taping my ankles we've seen too many compound fractures in the last three years of NBA players. It's not as if we seen those types of injuries. So when you suspend that knee joint used spend that ankle joint we've been seeing more injury. So I would look more into if I'm an NBA player. I'm looking at do I continue to take my ankles the prehistoric way that athletes trainers tape bankers onto the founder now they lost to the grizzlies last night. As a result. They dropped the eight seed in the west is this a big deal, Nick. And if so how big well, listen, I think it could be an exciting deal for basketball fans if we get a warriors thunder first round series. Now should be noted out west the thunder or forty three wins at the jazz have forty four wins as the five seat. So this will not be decided until the very end of the year. But what it does mean is any of that Paul George MVP buzz that that has gone away entirely. Ross was shooting hot post all-star break that has tapered off a bit. And Paul George play overall. It's tapered off a bit. I do think this team at their best can be a tough out for anyone Golden State included. But they've been playing their best last week or no they're not playing their best. And if you look at the teams that are seventh and six in the clippers in the Spurs last ten game clippers nine in one Burs. Eight and two, okay. See going the other way, you do not wanna face Golden State in the first round because you know, what Paul George Russell go have on resume for last two years. They've lost in the first round. All right. Let's move on to the NFL as Odal Beckham prepares for life as a Brown. He'll so prepares for life in Cleveland, far cry from the New York City, nightlife scene. Larry FitzGerald says this'll be good for Dell because there are not too many distractions. See you agree with its can be. But I do know this though, you got American Express got a credit card. You can put anything you want on the airplane and they'll fly anywhere. So whatever you want. If you want to bring the Cleveland, yes. So conventional wisdom would say, yes. But for me players, it's not the city the players in what goes on in their mind. It pollutes them in distracts him more. So than the big city life, but NFL's a regular Richmond going to work six thirty seven getting off work five thirty six guys. Don't hang out a lot during the week like the NBA. So being in a big city, it only matters, but soul, and I know they'll call it a lot of flack for the boat trip. The year they made the playoffs. But ode L is not a during. The season partier now in the off season. Dell's going to go out, but that has been in Los Angeles and impairs typically where he spends time in the off season. So I don't think I don't think he's gonna I think he's going to live in Cleveland in the off season. I don't think he's going to be going to be in Cleveland in March of next year. So I don't think that has as much of an effect. What I will say is he sticks out everywhere. But you know, where to hide in Cleveland when you do go out during the witch a great opportunity when you don't have when you don't live in a large market. It's a great opportunity for team building. You can do a lot of things with your teammates. So you can get closer to them. That's the most important thing. The Browns can do genie's like oh tells not going to be here in Cleveland, the offseason finally ally. Manning seems to be favored son in New York after Dell was traded much much much older. Son. However, giants owner John Maher rejected the idea they were holding onto you lie due to loyalty he expanded. I've read that. And I have to tell you that really gets under my skin because that is absolutely nonsense. To feel certain amount of sentimentality towards Eli. Of course, I do what I ever let that get in the way of making a football decision. Absolutely not. And I cannot believe some of you, right? That see what you make of John Mayer's comment. Big thing. John huge fan of yours. But you got my skin crawl because I don't know who the giants are the only reason why you can say I can look at the roster and Eli is the best option. We have yet because you skipped over draft. I look at my roster in Eli is the best guy yet, which you got hot garbage pastor. Because you made the joint on believable. Like, I don't mean to just keep eating fried foods everyday. But that's all you buy at the grocery store. That's the what he li- manning forget last year and twenty seventeen right going into last year the year they had the number two overall pick the year at all went to L. The your Odell got hurt the year. You could have gotten off this train manning at nineteen thirteen picks. A quarterback rating of eighty quarterback rating of eighty was decent in one thousand nine hundred eighty but in twenty eighteen it was awful, right or twenty seventeen was awful. And you decided we're gonna go with a running back. We're gonna spend money this off season. We're going to double down. We're gonna fire the coach with the bench the quarterback, and we're going to change everything. But this is one of those situations. See and talking to you where I advocate for honesty. And you you bring up that listen sometimes you have to lie. This is situation with is. So unbelievable. You have to say nothing, right. Because the what's true is. We're knees getting offended that how could you right? It's about loyalty. It's obviously about loyalty. It's the only thing that possibly could be the mayor's family has a history and John Maher's to good of an owner and knows too much football for it's not a football got Nager issues. If he was seem it's not about loyalty, and you think is the most skilled quarterback physician, then if he should have been talking about his grandson who won't talk to him. He's got two grandsons. He had to explain to him traded Odell Beckham in their one on talk to. So that's Chris Carter is right now, I'm over the crying part. But I'm not talking to you. Because you trade it my guy away, and then you're trying to make excuses for e come on come on, man. Stop. And this is this is a decision that was made when they win they decided not to draft Sam darnold or Josh Rosen or Josh Allen or trade the pick and get extra picks. They took they had so many options that would have either gotten him off ally. Manning or started. The transition. This is the thing that I do believe that Dave Gettleman, Mr Mayor might have asked him, what do you think about ally and Gettleman and the head coach might have said we believe that we can do this with ally for the next couple years. And then he adopted will are ready love ally IRA fire to coach in general manager over bench and allies. So that might be the case to we can't think that he's not getting vice of gentleman and Pat Shurmur the head coach sane that. We can get it done with ally. Cash real quick, what would be the football argument for four Gettleman that you can go with the life of the next couple last year in the draft. They can make the case Barkley is the kid not only personality, but as -bility is once every decade till you have to be able to take him then quarterbacks after that, they weren't real good. So trying to develop one of those quarterbacks. There's a real football argument were they worth taking these chances. But you have to have a plan b they didn't have that. They're backed up. He gets. Rested on his way to practice doing. I mean, so when you get in that situation, and you don't put that top pick on the quarterback. Then it makes it easier to explain to an owner why you didn't draft or developing another quarterback as we've said for the last few weeks, at least in my mind that giants will have an actual plan. If with those picks they got four Dell they use it to move up to draft a quarterback capital or if dross Rosen becomes available. They trade for Josh Rosen. If by preseason they have a first or second year what I would consider blue chip quarterback in the building. Then I can disregard a lot of what's happened. The last year if not that in there on a treadmill to nowhere, and we're going to be in this exact same position next year. And we're going to be hearing about how you like manning. You're seventeen is actually still a really good quarterback and grandsons still going to be back the NBA now Coen Leonard and the raptors quietly the second best record in the NBA makes them happy. You know, what else makes them happy the growing confidence in your check. Chances of re-signing Coa Leonard Koi having a great season, thus far which is why it's being reported the raptors believed he might actually stay in Toronto pass the season. Chris Carter think you could see why in Toronto next season. This is the thing about Kawai. He's going to be hard to impossible to read. He's a guy that doesn't say a lot. He just let's play. He shows up the work. He shows up early. He gets appropriate treatment. He works on his body. Like he's into being one. The best basketball players not telling us about now is far as off the court the conversations. I mean, it's just let me try. Let me try some here. I'm gonna I'm gonna put on my journalism hat, which serve two purposes. One. It covers up this awful hair growing into it allows me to interview you as Leonard. Yes. Okay. So you're gonna give you one question as a journalist. I want you to be the general manager. Okay. All right. Are the journalists put on my GM? How about that? Yes. I'm not saying. All right coy. What can we do to make you happy to make sure you stay here after the season? Not them. I'm pretty happy has this year going better than you thought worse than Utah's there. Any changes you would make it's been great. No, no change the city of Toronto. I know you wanted Los Angeles the warm weather. We have seen can't change the weather. We've tried to make his comfortable as possible. You like Nick nurse. You like what we're doing? It's not code in the gym, sir. You're not really giving me a lot of information. If you talk. Okay. So, but here's what I think's interesting. I don't think the doors slam shut me more. I thought the door was slammed shut when he was traded to Toronto I slam shut on him say now, I thought there was no chance that he stayed. And even if I didn't think they could win a championship. And I still don't think they can championship. They could make the finals founding when championship the, but I thought qui- was one hundred percent to leave. I don't know that that's the case anymore. And I in that, by the way, this is just got this. I don't have the relationships Chris has with choirs people. But it also seems like client is people have been pretty silent during the season after an off season where they were getting their message out there. And so to me, it feels like the feeling around the league is could this be pulled George two point? Oh, or is this just a guy who made his plans very clear and once the season started went to work and has said. I'm not gonna let this be distraction. Right. One goal was let's not forget the narrative what we were three hundred sixty five days ago. And there was one percent me and Kawais Oncle uncle Danny was only two people out there saying this great guy, and they misdiagnosed this dude is really her. He cannot play basketball people were in uproar. I can't believe what he's doing the San Antonio. Kawhi man, he has an ego. Man, we missed that. No Kawai has not changed. His number one goal. This season was not to get comfortable in Toronto to get his body back to being one hundred percent. I want to be one of the top players. I want my name in the conversations one the best two way players in the NBA. And by the way, now since I have that I like to coaching there. I liked the roster. I liked it. There's no drama in Toronto. And for those who don't know man Toronto is a mean city man, it is a great city. It's clean. It's a clean smaller version of New York. People are very very nice Toronto the front office and what they're doing what they are doing all the. The right things will the point on the front office and the way they're and the coaching staff quite Leonard's played fewer games this year. Then LeBron James. Lebron miss a month and a half with injury fifty-five quite played fifty four quiet and had a substantial injury his net any injury. He's just been. They have been doing everything they can to make them comfortable. They been doing everything they can to make him know. Hey, even though you've told us, it's a one year rental. We're not going to treat you like the the analogous rental car. We're gonna ride into the ground. We are going to treat you like a long term investment and the team's been outstanding. It's been great. And here's the other thing that nobody knows how much will. I like sitting when I've lived there quite Leonard's from southern California went to college in southern California. Then got drafted San Antonio. And I know there was some feeling from NBA journal maters around the league is does quite want LA because he loves LA or does he want LA because he's known southern California and San Antonio, Texas, and is if he goes. To another big cosmopolitan cool city with exciting things. Good restaurants. A lot of people will he realize? Oh, it's not all it's not Los Angeles versus saying. Well, this is the thing about quiet. It's not Los Angeles, southern California, your he's got a huge state right there in in San Diego. He bought this last year. And that's where if you wanna spend this off time, but if you wanna be in California where else can you play basketball and California besides being with Golden State? Right. So if he said, I wanna go to California because that's where I have residents where else can I play. Now, I told you guys he don't care about the clippers are the Lakers co I don't care, but I'm just going to tell you the no drama and Toronto this season his workflow. It's a huge drill. Given what people predicted with go on with LeBron and the Lakers, right? It's hurt their case. But Kawai is very he's a very contempt person. And right now, he's not thinking about it. Too much. Don't read too much. Into his conversation with Paul George. Hawaii has always had good relationships with the best players. He just doesn't talk and just real quick. I also don't think people should read too much into the fact that quite has handled this like a true professional. He ever every future, pending free agent can look into how choline no matter. What you thought of what he did last year how he's handled this season? There's been no noise notice traction. No anything surrounding the raptors about next year because quite will not give it an ounce of oxygen quite has been exclusively focused on this year. And maybe that has added to the speculation that maybe he'll stay. I just think I think it's hard to predict what anyone is going to do including yourself three months from now. And if the raptors make the finals, then we're in a different situation than we were a year ago. Listen, there were not many people out there that thought that Paul George could be swayed. It was going to be one year, and he was going to be out. So the precedent has been set already and they didn't even run for. They got bouncing the first any fell in love with. The city and he ended up staying there. All right coming up. Mike Tomlin breaks his silence on the Steelers dramatical season. That's ahead on first things. First. Things I Riley joins us now morning. Ryan, are you? Welcome back. Thank you off season gearing up a lot of things to talk about we are quickly broaching draft day. The number one overall pick belongs to Arizona despite moving up to get quarterback. Josh Rosen last season all the buzz seems to have the cardinals selecting a quarterback. Again, this season is been winner Cuyler Murray when asked about the decision Larry FitzGerald said it was quote beyond his pay grade. I rhyme. What do you think? How should the cardinal sandal the quarterback position? I think they already did when they hired their head coach think when cliff Kingsbury was the guy they brought in and he made reference lies. Right. I mean this fits perfectly with what they want to do offense nothing against Josh Rosen. And I think this is a huge asset for them to be able to move with only question is whether teams going to pay first round draft for nine thing that's going to happen for Rosen. How much of their investment can they? Coop. But if they go with Cuyler, let's say they get a second round pick for Josh Rosen. How tough of a situation is it as a rookie quarterback on a team. That is as bereft of towns any team in the league. How tough is it? When you don't have an offense of wine that's protecting. You like I I was at the chiefs game. The win your offense of lying. You were just getting killed every single snap. It felt like and when if Cuyler goes Tarazona, he will have I think the least talented roster in the NFL is that even with clip Kingsbury setting him up for success. Well, I don't know if it setting up for success but cliff Kingsbury run offense allows for those limitations because they run a certain offense. They don't have to worry about what they're doing down the football field. They're looking whether it's too high or one high defense, it's progression. Read it's never about. What a coverage is doing it allows the quarterback to have a lot of easy way. You don't necessarily have to town. Look at the guys that he's had. He's had really good quarterbacks in his career. But the skill players. Have necessarily been that great. So I think it fits what color marines, the fact that he's more mobile than Josh Rosen allows for that bad offensive line to be a part of it. I just think that there's nothing else that they can do right now except go with Murray and try to make that change. I want to ask you about cliff Kingsbury in his system because I think we're doing a disservice to football fans out there because I don't think people understand what he's going to run. And there's some question marks as far as will his system work. There's a reason why the quarterbacks that have come out of this system for a long time have not worked in NFL. The number one reason was you couldn't dictate to defense is the way you could in college. You didn't have those hash marks where you can out athlete guys to the field. Also in those conferences that this offense is operate in. They don't have the best defensive line and or cornerback. They don't have a bunch of guys plan in the NFL. The third thing is protection. Most of the time the quarterbacks in this type of offense. They get hit will those things carry over to. The NFL. It's going to be really difficult. They are rate. Offense is is done in a vacuum. Right. And the NFL has superior athletes when you looked out on the football field when I was playing and I had five great wide receivers. I would always pick out one guy maybe the fifth string. I was in nickel or playing dime. And I could go after that. When you get the NFL every player in that football fields the best player from the university know cliff Kingsbury offense, wasn't able to be necessarily as successful in college. How's it going to be on the highest level? They made a leap of faith here. They went out and got a coach they felt was going to make a shift a change similar to what Sean McVay had done in Los Angeles. We'll find out if it works kind of is going to be the best option for him if they draft him. That's that's the need the, and this is the one thing too. I think that NFL teams when you try to go for an athletic quarterback. My experience has been playing with guys like Randall Cunningham and seeing guys like Michael Vick. Those are two the best athletes have ever played the quarterback position. But if you look from a hit. -tory standpoint they also have some of the most sack years as far as quarterback. So I don't care what kind of athlete you are when they rushed the passer, they can get to you. They got to Randall Cunningham in a huge number of sex. They got to Michael Vick. So in thinking that that protection is not important. That's where I worry about. You can get the football knocked out early in the NFL. I also think that offense of offenses have changed so much since those two quarterbacks as well. We're looking to a league now that has developed into more what the college model looks like that's why the quarterbacks I believe in Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes have had so much success. It's changed a little bit in their systems though. It's read and release its one-two-three. Bam. Let it go one two three four. Bam. Let it go. Now is Kingsbury going to have the same system because that's not what his system is. Compared today. You're right. The game has changed. But releasing the football is at a premium in getting the ball to guys in Spain. And the air raid, though, it's progression. Reading. Them. So they're going to go one two three four five. The question is going to pass up for the big play. Because if you're doing the things right that first auction is always open early in the first and second quarter third and fourth option right Yuli in the third quarter. And then the fourth quarters where you get the big pop play in Mike Leach's, essentially, Mike Leach is how mummies offense. So let's talk about this from the other angle, which is if they don't draft Cuyler if they do what I think they should do which is trade the pick get a bunch assets. Try to get some talent on this football team and stick with Josh Rosen a player that Steve enough to trade up for last year. Ken Josh Rosen run this often like Josh Rosen. Does he have the skills that he's not mobile? But does he have the skill set to run the type of offense cliff Kingsbury was brought there to install the question is how it's developed overtime Mike Leach could use this type of quarterback day in day out. Right. He's never had to have a a running quarterback to do this. Right. Patrick Mahomes came along and his kind of injected some difference into what the. Era quarterback more what Lincoln Riley has made a hab a hybrid of Baker mayfield's a little shifty your back there. I don't know of Josh Rosen has that ability. I don't wanna say he's on because he's not he's very capable of running this offense. And I'm an agreement with you. I don't see why not they try to weigh the draft pick get a lot of assets. Like you said and try something with Josh Rosen. Who's been a first round draft. I can't imagine that you would draft to quarterbacks within the top ten in consecutive years. Rosen coming off the year. He add last year the lack of success he had last year. Now, this whole off-season with this with this rumor circling around that they're going to pick. What does that do for the kid? Now, if you're going to say, we'll go with you, even if you trade him, I'm sure a lot of confidence has been scaled back. It has to right. I mean, I talked about this last time. I was hearing about how the the athlete the elite athletes ego. And a mindset is a fragile thing. And it can be broken like that it was for months. Even more fragile now with social media. How they follow it and track it and how normal people can make comments about their professional life on a daily basis. It would no idea how 'cause I cared so much what other people thought of me. And I know it doesn't change. It's just they'd handle a different. Josh rosen. Very capable. I think, but I also wonder if he's in a place where they don't win in how quickly he gets the hook how quickly that scenario spins out of control. So here's the thing that works in his favor in this specific scenario? They have the number one pick. If they don't go with Cuyler, it won't be because all we wanted to get rid of Rosen. But our guy wasn't there. Right. So they had the number three pick. And there's all this this these Kyla rumors, but hold on. And there's all these kind of rumors, and then he goes off the board at two, and it feels like, oh, you're seeing with Rosen has a constellation once the draft comes if they don't take Tyler it will be he they can tell him. We told you along we were sick builder. I I don't believe that. I don't believe that. If they are not doing the right maintenance right now, if they are not in his head right now, these quarterbacks are not tough. They are not made of that type of stuff and psychologically. I believe it could alter his career because he'll know you notified in the Bill. He knew last year they traded up for him. He knew he was demand in Zona. And when you come into that building. And you don't know you too, man. Oh, it's easy people outside still think yard you like now they moved on from me. They gotta talk to way before draft day if he's going to be the guy and they haven't yet. And so that's why I just think I agree with you. What you say we take a break. Ryan. We'll see later in the show coming up. Hey wise, Brad Stevens agreeing with it Celtics. Critics pursing Spurs. Been some goodwill. We are going viral. Check this out guys five-year-old hidden, his friend with the Shammgod. Oh, go home. Well, we gotta find that. She got. Clone. I mean, I thought the best move was gonna be this one here, but it's not behind the back, and then the legitimate Shamba. We. I'm taking I'm taking place Asian. That was a door. That's awesome. And little more little kids on our highlights. I like those all right back to the NBA little less than ten games left in the season and Yannis and hardened seemed to neck and neck in the MVP race Jaanus leading the bucks two the NBA's best record while Hardin is having an all time season scoring the basketball. Good news. They play tonight bucks. And rockets are right. Vincent. Who is your MVP? You answer. Do you have a vote? Yes. Okay. Okay. See why this is even the conversation. All we're gonna this is obvious. Okay. This is obvious. All right. You got the best pie. Second best offense. The player in basketball the best defensive play basketball playing on the best team since when does not equal VP. So you're talking about Yoenis on ten Kumho. Yes. Like his team didn't start off like four and thirteen or whatever all eleven fifteen wherever Houston was like Houston was on a hangover the first we. We can't forget that. And I think to some degree and people are gonna get a little upset this. I think it's easier to score never now. So these fifty point games what like an juice basketball air. No. You can't says averaging even twenty nine okay? Because who's controlling the ball as much as James harden is okay. But your point that it's easier to score than ever, then we'd have if that was considerable. We would have a couple of guys average in thirty. There's other people that control the ball not quite as much because when a ball movement that's lot because you can't such anyone hard controls more possessions, more Lim, so the game than anybody leaves Golden State Steph going thirty next year, easy, but not gonna average thirty six. Here's the thing. I you the only answer that I would take issue with 'cause I don't Janas the wrong yet. And I don't think harden is the wrong answer. I think the only people getting this wrong are the people with respect to my Vinnie. Who say it's not a debate. Of course, it's a debate. Of course, this it's the closest MVP. Perception to me, we have had in at least twenty years. It is now you could maybe argue the second Steve Nash one was very close. I would argue it's the closest discussion we've had since Jordan's first year out of basketball. But here's where we're at you have Jaanus who's giving you young Schatz young shacks stat line, pardon me, twenty seven thirteen plus six assists. Which shack never did. If we wanna pair those down to twenty five ten and five. Here's the people who've done that Kareem wilt, Oscar, Larry Elgin, Charles Barkley Ross and Jaanus this year that's on and the best team. And his defense is extraordinary on the other side of the ledger. There's harden who's averaging thirty six and a half points per game. The full list of people who've ever average more points in a season than harden this year, Michael Jordan, Elgin, Baylor Wilt, Chamberlain member win hardened dropped fifty on the Lakers that was forty seven games ago. Since then forty seven and seven is average. And the rockets have the second best record in basketball in that stretch. So you can make this I get frustrated with my friends and family there in Houston that act like how could you vote for anyone else? Not though there is a great case for Jaanus. But there's a great case hardness of both of you present you representing Janas you represent in harden. But to me the overwhelming thing that has dominated the NBA. And I know we had some outliers with Russ and some other plane. You went sixty NBA games you play the type of defense. You play you improve your offense of scorn where you're going to get in twenty seven game. Now, it's a landslide that that guy's going to win. Now, we have the outlier see is season of James harden, matched up with each other. We had this number of years ago with Peyton Manning in the NFL and two guys had historic type seasons. So to me though, you have to go to the team in the team. Team in what Janas are doing that supersedes hard. The numbers are amazing. But it is a team game. And the impact that he has had on offense of and the defensive in to me. That's the thing that gives Jaanus the edge sympathetic vote. Why don't we get sympathetic because Jaanus if Janas were eight years older than he is then maybe it'd be like man is he ever going to win one? But that's similar to the drew Brees situation this year, which was helping him right? Every sympathy vote it will go to the older guy because he'd been robbed of at least one MVP, even though he's the defending MVP he had the snaps that last year. But because it was like you old me one from a couple of previous seasons. I'll say this. I talked to a very prominent NBA player who won't name, but just think of the top ten players of the game, basically. And he said to me you got the site the MVP before the season starts and at that point. I had to start reevaluating. How was looking at it. And I said, okay history is our. Guide. You gotta win fifty games. Russ's the only MVP, and let's say modern NBA suppose. Millo? Yes. To win fifty games. Houston is right on the cusp. But they're going to win win. Fifty. They're going to win fifty heartened one it last a team that won sixty. Plus the team has not performed as well they were on a NBA finals game seven could've made it should have made it hangover. He's had to do. All this extra credit Janas administrate student all year. He doesn't have to put up forty fifty points to be noticeable because he's the best defensive player in terms of wind. Shares and box autos advance stats and just looking at them. He can defend every position one to five everything in Milwaukee. Revolves around him second best player, Chris Middleton. Cool. But what is Chris Middleton as a second? Best player gets you in Houston, not to the top seed in the conference. I don't care what conference your plan as good as Chris Middleton is Janas the thing that everything all around. And I think sometimes we're over thinking, okay. But on the overthinking angle, and again, I don't know. I don't have a vote. It's a crime. I don't have vote, but I don't have a vote on. I'll talk to the league about Mannix won't talk to anybody for me and asked him for months to do that. I if I had a boat. I wouldn't know who had it yet to me Janas to take the lead. Then I watch what hardened did Friday night. What are did Friday night and a huge game. Because every game for them is huge because they're trying to stay at that three line. But the other argument for harden is is that there is not another player in the league. Who could do what he's doing? There is not another player in basketball. Now that applies the honest as well, I get it. But the gap between his scoring and second most is the biggest gap of any year since the merger the note. There's never been a season since the merger where the gap between the scoring champ. And whoever comes in second is greater than the gap. This year, he is rewriting a record book to where it's him and wilt on all these lists and wilt has his own record book. And so now Jaanus defense has to be accounted for and Janas might do. The double dip MVP's will win will one. Russ has Russell his fine. We'll four or five because Jordan s fide and wilt has four pardon me. We'll test four same as LeBron. And we'll yeah, we'll could add ten but his seem his team his team. But the rockets are going to get to those fifty wins that which is critical on this. They're going to get to those fifty wins. I just don't think it's determined yet. I think some people already made up their mind, I think it could come down to the end of the year. Do the bucks get to sixty wins? Like, they might not they might rest down the stretch to the rockets. Get to fifty two wins. Like it could come down. I mean, everything you guys are saying that makes the games night to tonight real import that all of a sudden is let's not do to Karl Malone thing. Let's not over think this Kamo stolen VP, Michael Jordan and ninety seven stole another one in ninety nine because we were tired of giving it to somebody Jaanus has been the when the beginning season. Sometimes we try to find a way to not make this what it is Janas and Diane. Simple. Let's not. Let's not over think. This. Let's not relitigate this make. Because I said last time I got an NBA source called music known over thinking, then you came out not a blind. Oh, man. Goodness. That. Convenience. Thanks. We're going. Pro defense Big Ben next. Back here. First things. First yahu senior writer, Vincent goodwill joins the show. You can call me vantage in this. You can known you almost a couple of months now. Bay stays. Let's go. Martin. To be into the show at home. Yeah. They call him the. Satta pretty weekend two games. Two losses and way too much losing for a team once projected to be in the Eastern Conference finals or in the finals, period. They're facing the likely possibility they start the playoffs on the road as the five seed, keep in mind, Celtics one and seven on the road last postseason. Here's head coach Brad Stevens after the loss on Sunday. Two point where. Rightfully so be doubted rightfully so we were. So. And respond stuff run. I think ultimately. We'll see how this story planes. All right Vinnie. We are nearing the postseason now any day. Now. The Celtics are going to have to get it together as they make a push. I know you're looking at your watch you think they can do a rebound from their this. Recent rough stretch for the playoffs. That's the one. Even if they do what does it mean? Like are we going to believe in the Celtics going to nine or ten game winning streak the finish out the season? We're going to say, hey. What if they do turn around, and you still believe him? No. I think it's falls go like this late in the season. You are what you are. I think we're waiting going team to reveal itself unless you're a champion and your meandering through the season. The Boston Celtics one thing to relax at this point. They're still trying to figure each other out. I said I went to a game in Brooklyn a couple of months ago. Terro said we have too much town Marcus Morris said we'll know what identity is when you get Danny aines, yours that give and brass Stevens as a coach. If it were anybody else at this point the season. We'd be calling for all its we the coaches overrated. We'd be saying GM has done a bad job. Right. Because the Celtics where giving him a pass we're letting him skate this that is because we've already anointed Brad Stevens as the boy wonder, we said that Dan Yan, gene as you here. They did. Before I knew you. Okay. But they were saying, oh, he's one of the top two coaches. They had him in the same breath. I'm the pop. They would say pop and then the site brand, they wouldn't even take a breath. And just hey, I'm just curious. I was one of many now listen while I may have overrated Stevens. I also might have been the only person that properly rated the Celtics because last year no team has ever gotten more run out of almost making an NBA finals than Boston last year. They took seven games last year to beat a Milwaukee team. That didn't have a coach they been beat Philly and five in that sounds more impressive than it looked. But you know, what beating Philly and five that's great. And then they were up three to on Cleveland with no Kevin love and a team who second player was Jeff green beat him and six and then went to their court in seven and one Nick with all that young talent you saw with man you saw guys to be more versatile. Offense of -ly. You saw. Okay. Brad Stevens he earned that reputation to that point. They were getting kyri real, right? When I saw getting kyri mandate they were getting kyri. But here's what they had last year that. Made them so dangerous in the playoffs. And we talked right there in the playoffs. They didn't have a single lame duck on their roster. And by that, I mean every single player that touched the balls triple threat it were hard to defy. They defended a super high level and one in on the other end, everyone would shoot drive pats everybody right now, they bring in Gordon Hayward. Here's a bit of a lame duck. Right. Where he is now Kyrie's not a lame duck at all. But he is more delivery. He is you're not going to be in the flow as much, and you've got the I don't want to call them delusions of grandeur, but but visions of grandeur for Tatum and Brown that this going to be my time. And both those guys this year are worse than they were last year. They're field goal percentage down for Brown. His points or down for Tatum pointer, slightly up his three point percentage is way down. They are worse players while when they were like, well, I will say this. I think Jalen Brown has been better than what people have said that he is. Okay. Jason Tatum has been rocked by the Anthony Davis trade. Rumors, basically. Ever since often came and caught in the ones that hey, don't take that deal. Okay. We may have something for you. They definitely didn't get the heat that. Man. Magic gone lebrons gun every they was even trying to blame Luke Walton long. I'm just here. I couldn't call no one. I couldn't offer nothing and the trade, but simply in ten absolutely one eight against winning teams. There are three teams in this league. That would seventy five games. Lou the season. I think the general public needs to recognize has been mostly miss analyzed to in a good way. One in a bad way. Those teams are the clippers all your long waiting for the clippers falloff like when they were good. Oh, we'll now they turn away Tobias Harris they're gonna they're gonna fall off. Okay. The clippers are forty four and thirty the second one is Indiana, Indiana, they were a top four seed in the east last year. They they were playing that high of a level again this year than all the people goes down. They essentially trade away their best player lose him injury. Or they're gonna fall off. No, they have maintained. And then Boston in the other direction at ruins waiting for Boston team to show up that has never existed that championship contender Boston. Celtics led by. Irving. That's always been an idea. It's not like we've ever seen it. We've never even seen that team exist. And the point that we were discussing earlier that is the most vexing to me is what is it about kyri as the best player on a team that doesn't lead to win. Is he stuff on mulberry? Ooh. All stuff play. I was. I mean, someone cities went him and the big ticket we're together, and they couldn't coexist. He was nice, and I'm very selfish his style the game from New York City. I got the pound. I gotta go between the leg. I gotta do that. And I'm gonna get my shots up. And he had some very good years there individually, and I'm not saying as a bad thing, I'm saying there are some guys who are good players. Great players that may not necessarily be fit to be best player on your team. And not just that you gotta have a coach who strong enough to assign roles and say, hey career is going to be the guy late. A you guys have to accept that. I don't think everybody's accepted. Right. And. Think that we can point some blame Danny aines because if brand is your coach you need to be able to proud empower him. Now Brad to me doesn't have that dynamic personality now is Xs and os. I believe are very very solid one the best in in the NBA. But is it better for Danny aines in the season? If they don't have success the throwaway season that he finds out, you know, something I can't have a superstar with Brad Stevens unless he's post player unless he's a guy who's going to distribute to ball. So we can run our motion offense. So that we can do the things that Brad likes to do. I don't know if exit those thing I think is when you're coaching eighty two games and your coaching team with a lot of talent it's about role assignment role accepting. Okay. I don't think these guys know exactly what their roles are. So they can't accept what their roles are. Because it changes someone nights basing when you're bringing Gordon Hayward making thirty million dollars that franchise has to be invested in his success. Right. Yes. But Jalen Brown Jason. Hey, like, look man, we're trying to one day make thirty million dollars. Not only that we're killing his practice every day. We're not seeing that. That's a great point. You want me to take a step back to who's already making all this money? And he's not a guy. No more that not right now. So that's my problem where I think is with the Celtics now think that fixes itself because the playoffs nothing you'll catch his nose. They don't like each other. Now, they have said that in a number of interviews, and I have not seen a great team. Not like, I think it's they don't like playing with each other. They seem to get along fine in general inter personally, but they don't fit together on the court because people are not all pulling in the same direction and for Boston. If this year went one way, it ends with kyri signing an extension, and then you know, what Jason Tatum is not there. I don't want to say a problem but not their player anymore because he is the crown jewel of Anthony Davis trait. It goes another way. Kyrie leaves Tatum is not on the board. Then a lot of other teams can make a better trade for Anthony Davis. And now where are you in Boston the same place you've been since honestly, the big? Broke up which is thinking about the future. Look at these young players in these young assets, we have but we're not content. Meanwhile, Kyrie has been there all season, and they're not really winning or plane while there's three and twenty nine with him in ten and two without. So who knows if kyri stain in Boston is the best thing. Look what they put in the prompter. He didn't you could call him beat. No, I just gave you the license. Short. Vincent. My mother. Just text me. She says she can't call them anymore. Out to Dr. Next on first things first. Nascar heads in Texas Motor Speedway were fouled. Would looks to continue his hot start. I'll start Sunday at three eastern on FOX. And the Fox Sports. Well, the match first things first we are going viral check this out from the magic game and usher on young fan. Oh, getting after it old school versus new school tone way to put it. Come on, boss. Come on the old fellas doing doing his best. Scott fifty years on this kid. That listen that that old guy moves better than I will at his age. There's no question about it. Can you do the young person's dance? Whatever was happening. There can I don't even understand the question. Can I do you think like can I do that kid was doing probably like his hair? He got no control. All right now. He can't get his legs and arms coordinated. No, no. He is not a dancer is in the club. Widow drink own on last. Oh, last fall on the land. That's true ball status wife dancing. She's okay. He. For best Nick right family. Lackey, the older part of anything you say, I take issue with is this bullying about my hair that you bully me into growing out your campaign against bullying, not work. Oh, man me. And the first lady just a failed campaign on all fronts. Marrying as Beckham prepares for life. As a brownie also prepares for life in Cleveland. It's a far cry from the New York City, nightlife scene. Larry FitzGerald says this will be good for Dell because there are not too many distractions. See you agree with fits, I agree with physic- can be to advantage. But what you gotta do with Dell. Specially with this young team. We talk about all the time with most of their talent being twenty six and lower Odell menu will pay Nike pays you to Brown's gonna pay. You man, get you a big old house, and you need every game that you can play you need to make it from have all the team over like you'll house should be the playground foot for the Cleveland, bro was small town can be good for team building. Oh looney. Apple. What you have to do, man. Cobras minneapolis. You're going gonna do bundle up and hang out, play cards, dominos, all kinds of games tournaments. Also for NFL players. They're nightlife aspects doesn't really matter. What city they play in? They're not going out a ton during the season, and the NFL goes like this Friday night because you know, you've got a couple of days till sunrise Sunday night because everybody had seen you on TV and on Monday night, Monday night football. 'cause you got Tuesdays can wanna hang out got three Nike part of. That's what they told. Giants owner John Maher were jetted the idea they're holding onto Eli manning due to loyalty mayor says, do I feel certain amount of sentimentality towards Eli. We'll of course, I do would I ever let that get in the way of making a football decision. Absolutely. Not Nick would make John Mayer's comments. Listen, pick your option to loyalty or stupidity. I'd rather be called loyal than stupid. So I understand that he wants to make it seem like no it's often. See it's just he's our best option. But when man when you're rich, they don't call you stupid. They come up with other names, creative. I don't even know what it would be in this situation. But come on. We know the film doesn't live here. We had the second worst season of his career in twenty seventeen and they had the second pick of the draft because of that and they decided to stay on this train. Another gonna write it to the wheels. Fall off, I suppose, I'm just going to tell you. There is no more consistent. Offender of your name and the New York football Zion. I've been arguing with Nick Nick blasted me away with numbers ally. So I had to take the argument other law, you'll t it's about being a New York football giant. But I'm just going to tell you man, I'm like grandson when he traded Odell Beckham his grandson's two of them, cried like babies and one of them is not speaking to them. That's where I am talking to on there. Okay. Got it is none design Williamson after barely escaping the second round of the NC double A tournament. Whereas I on put up a casual thirty two to eleven in a win over UCF. He's now preparing for the Sweet Sixteen future hall of Famer Paul Pierce had some high praise for the freshman saying he's a top fifty basketball player in the world already a little in business, perhaps Nick what your expectations are. They are they a little too high for Zion. I don't think so I think that we about once every two or three years we have a rookie that comes in and is one of the fifty best players. Basketball zion's going to be that kid. I think he's gonna have a twenty game next year. I think right now he has an MBA body. I think right now he is NBA athleticism. He has NBA the ability to help a team at the NBA level defensively. And if your team that plays at a fast pace, he's going to be a dominant force in transition. So a lot of it's going to be peace and coach dependent. But no, I agree. I I'm not one to agree with Paul Pierce, very often. But I will agree with Paul Pierce on this specific point. I don't think type pervert you didn't say top fifteen top fifties about right, Luca is a top thirty player already. Trae Young's atop fifty player. Deandre Aden's probably in the top seventy five. So no like this is when you have he is he's the most hyped incoming players since Libro. Yes. And that doesn't mean it's going to be better than Anthony Davis better than Luca. But he is certainly more hype than Luca Luca Danni, go number one in his draft. Anthony Davis had a lot of hype to me this surpasses it. But I think the hype is justified and if you look at what he has done since he came back from his injury every game. He's played them in a single limitation game the ACC tournament and then the AA tournament he's averaging twenty eight a game on over seventy five percent shoot. Like he has been spectacular. I would say the best to Duke basketball players since I've been watching Duke basketball as far as their pro potential recently kyri urban very abbreviated season with him being hurt. They're playing less than played eleven games less than fifteen games there. And then Grant Hill, and I was one of the biggest fans of Grant Hill won the best dual all round, man. He could flat out before those awful ankle injuries foot surgeries all those things that hampered his career. He was one or projected to be one of the top fifty players, then he got into that. He was one of the top ten players in the NBA. But Kyrie Irving them coming from Duke. So people think well, it's not a Duke thing. No. He deserves this. And like you said is far as LeBron. He is the most height pride of most talented young player that we've said I got a new NBA source and everything he told me 'cause we talk about this all time on the show, and it becomes difficult sometime of what you're going to say as far as I used to make crystal don't mess this up, man. Don't don't make this more complicated with the freedom of movement in the NBA with where he can get to as far as the stratosphere jumping. He's going to be a force in NBA, everything in the NBA is MandA man every team has not bound shooters. So the lane can be wide open. And or he's going to build a post a couple of gerbils elevate that from fifteen feet in that right there. We'll get you. And when he points in there had been some questions about what's he gonna do when tull's people on the court instead of being six nine like there are in college basketball seven feet. We'll just play the guy with the tallest person the court with some foot six and he met him at the rim for the game winning play. Or they've game deciding plight and he scored thirty two in that game. I listen Zion is an odd topic for shows like this because it's a consensus because there is no there is no debate about is this guy. Awesome. He's awesome. Should he number one? He has to go number one. Is he going to be a great, bro? He's going to be an all if there was a debate. He knocked LA those theories down in this pressure, Pat game shooting not making three but shoot in those seven threes in the game. It shows us that he's knocking these down on a regular basis. But he's got the guts to build a take it and that will continue to NBA he will have NBA range and he's a good kid. So that makes me happy. So everyone's consensus around good or bad kid. I had no idea inside. Favorites face off tonight report is a great awesome. Saint tells you negative small town kid smells on this deserves to take the trophy next on things. I. We'll talk with Princeton goodwill in a second. But first magic Sixers Jonathan Isaac dust Roy's the rim with a one handed sham or the medical make the playoffs. They look good. Look if you're Miami Detroit. Oh, Brooklyn, you gotta watch out for them. And this is another one of those lanky players from Florida state. You watching Florida state in the tournament. Now, they have a bunch of guys look like that thunder grizzly. Stephen Adams starts the break. Steel long pass ahead to Dennis Schroder dishes to Paul George Vinnie. Young shoulders the one team Golden State kept their eye on was. Okay. See and that might be their first round match up that might be the team. They get I in the plows. Okay. See doesn't turn it around, man. Okay. So you're going to be the fire started golden. Donald Dolon their game dunk contest Stanford recruit Fran bully jumps over person in a share for the dunk. First woman to win the dunk contest. In two thousand four was really exciting to see I love, I love the charisma spreader legs a little bit like Jordan, man. I'll jump mouth I'll say that looks like the logo. Yeah. Okay. Looks like the jump man logo Jin. I'm just curious when we showed the the gentleman competitors in this contest, Lear, you criticized him because the guy they jumped overhead his head down. The woman has her head down. Are you going to let that go? What's? What's that? Rafters. They quietly have the second best record in the NBA makes them happy. You know, what else makes them happy the growing confidence and their chances of re-signing by Leonard quite having great season so far which is why it's been reported. The raptors believe he might actually stay in Toronto pass this season. Many good could you possibly see why in Toronto next season because it was off the table and was on the table co nicknames. Yeah. Got me going. Broke. I'm sorry. No. Could I see him there? Yeah. Yes. 'cause I see him leaving. Yes, why? Because we don't know anything who's talking to that's gonna talk to us. Nobody Mary short answers. Here's the thing. The raptors are going to believe that he could stay because he ain't telling them that. He's leaving. If you just I think, it's kind of like, okay. We're put them in the best situation would not forcing you to play your performing. Well, you around good players teams. We wanna win. We haven't slandered your name in a press anything like that you're in a place where you can be left alone. And you're in a good city out. I'm not a fan of Toronto. But other people are our will just say tomatoes city, and you have a chance to win. So unless you're the clippers I think the clippers team in the in the driver's seat, unless you're the clippers not the Lakers, not anybody else. That's the only team I can see him going to this could be the joy situation all over again. Well, so this is really interesting for a number reasons. But I want to start with the. China angle, which is. If he does leave they at least will be able to rest, easy, knowing we did everything. Right. And we fired a coach brought in a new coach. And it looks like that was even though I really liked Wayne. Casey, the right move. We were aggressive during the midseason trade deadline. We rested him to where he's played in only fifty four games as your miss, plus games, due to maintenance, we are wills games. Nick. What's to record in the games without quiet, Leonard? I know that they're out still outscoring their opponents. I don't know what their exacting in five. Oh, the games. He's missed. I thought played fifty or one hundred percent, right. And without that could be something that Kawai when you start looking at San Antonio type model. I don't have to be out there in the team in what they're coaching. The system is a good system. I believe that's a bone is not to cut you off. No, that's a bonus. In seeing them have success him not being on the court thirty six eighteen with him and then fifteen and five as you mentioned without him. So they're able to win. In with or without him. Now that doesn't mean he's going to stay right? But they have done everything they could do and all you can do in life is control your controllables like and for Kawai. This has been a case study. Now part of it is because he's in Toronto. We don't talk as much about that team. But it is a case study on if you don't want to add flames to a fire to private of oxygen just give there. There's no noise surrounding his future. It's all about his present. But the other thing you said that I think's interesting is you basically said cross the Lakers off that the Lakers are not a real possibility. I don't think so I don't think so because I think you're going to have a hard time convincing him to go play abroad, and that fishbowl, not necessarily LeBron not necessarily the Lakers. But the combination of both you said he likes being if he likes being left alone, the legs eight the place while you plan what LeBron ain't the place for you. And then the other being the one thing we do know from quiet that he does not like being blamed for things that he doesn't have control over. He's body and that injury almost ruined his reputation last year because everybody believed in the Spurs and the Spurs model of twenty years that qui- you're wrong. You don't wanna play qua- something's wrong with you. And because he said nothing he was automated guilty now when you play with the Brian and you don't win you're guilty. Reportedly the Toronto pitch is going to be trust familiarity chance of winning title money. So besides location in hometown. What can LA offer that that the raptors can't for what would make someone like Leonard happy? I'm just going to tell you. I believe Toronto has a very special situation, and they do have the salary he can get more money there. But I think Nick, Nick, Nick, really showed me something, and there's something out there on the internet right now. And it's it has Magic Johnson and Jerry West and has these video. What they do is a mash up of magic and Jerry's comments about the same style of play type of players to go after the value of free agency versus the draft. They've each been asked these types of questions in different settings. And it shows Jerry's Jerry Wes answer and magic answer and Jerry West answer and the magic answer, and it might as well be a jugs competition show in Chris and me and one it's like, oh, this is the perfect way to do this. And this is the opposite of the perfect way to do this, right? And slowly being the point being what the clippers Avs, Jerry West. Maybe the greatest executive MBA history. He's certainly on the very short list. The other thing the clippers have is choirs made it clear money's not gonna be the determining factor. Also would stayed in San Antonio quite also made it clear to I think, Chris and others. You know, we're quite things they can win wherever quite Leonard. Yes. So I doubt he goes say up, but. He's he's in fatty about. He's invalid about has. Hey, Google, my head to head record against everybody against against Kevin Durant before you went with the warriors against nap before they added Katie against LeBron against you. Go see how I've done against any of the other great players. And so the raptors pull if the clippers at one eighteen games this year, then maybe it would be different for the clippers win close to fifty. Well, here's the thing. What's the difference between raptors in the clippers? If you take away you have a similar front office. Organizational structure you have stability in asthma. Head coach they just re up with Doc Rivers who's done a phenomenal job this year, Jerry, West and weather, basically. And if you're Leonard, and I'm saying I wanna win I wanna maybe get back home. Maybe not home LA, San Diego, whatever. But I wanna get back that want to be able to win. And I want to be able to play on a team that has a chance to win even without me. Fifteen and five the clippers are. In farmland, a seven spot in the west and could go higher on a team that does not have a discernible. Great player. Right. And one thing about Paul, George. People miss Paul George really thrived in Indianapolis because he's a small town type guy. He's not from L. Even though people say, you know, he's some California's wore northern California where things are totally different Kawai could create that same type of small atmosphere and still be in Los Angeles, but be with the clippers because those going to be drama wit LeBrun. And if you watch this this mash up that they have Jerry West and how he diverts attention from the players and from that to me is the perfect match when you talk about ours, analogy wise, if qui- one day word to be a GM, he would have the public approach the Jerry West us now just similar sensibilities is one last point I wanna make on this about the butterfly effect of if states if quiet stays. Toronto. Do you think there are more teams this offseason that say, you know, what maybe we should go on Anthony Davis? This team's is going to go all in Anthony Davis because they don't have a choice. You're not going to get a player like that. Unless you draft. It doesn't matter you. But like, Jerry, and and quite leaves. You got off the Marta Rosen's supermax. Right. So you it's worth it. And you got PASCAL. Even if it was for year. Maybe then you can go out and. Finals, whatever like you have other opportunities. But if if Paul George was one year rental who stayed and then becomes one year rental. Who stays they're going to be teams like Chicago that are going to say, I know Davis says he won't stay here. Maybe he will. And that could change the Anthony Davis. But you better have your house in order. Absolutely. It is a good point. All right, then we'll see later on in the show coming up the latest sign the Chinese might stick with alliance drafting quarterback. That's next person. Nascar heads to Texas Motor Speedway where Cal Bush looks to continue his star. It's funday at parite eastern on FOX and the Fox Sports app bacter- with Ryan leaf and we're talking Steelers. They've added to multi off season the threes down to just one b after losing Tonio Brown and Liam bell that third be quarterback. Ben rothlisberger. Who's taken a lot of heat for the way. He treats his teammates criticism that his former teammate James Harrison just isn't buying the the people that are seeing he's not a good teammate. That's truth. That's how they feel. That's their understanding as far as their relationship. They have with him for me. I think being a good team. I think a good leader with Antonio and lady on maybe they felt like they they should've been closer. They wanted to be closer in. You know, that's fought on both sides on being on them. That's something that you want. It. You guys should try to build a relationship. If it's nothing more than, you know, saying let's meet up once a weekend and watch film or go eat do something. So that we could get a better understanding relationship between you and me. So juju Smith Schuster echoed Harrison's comments tweeting. I was so blessed to enter the league and play with a hall of fame quarterback as a twenty year old Ben has taught me so much. He's a true leader. And I can't wait to rock with my guy this season. Ryan has the criticism of Ben Rothlisberger gun a little too far a little overboard. I don't know if it's gone overboard. It's just what it is this day and age, right? I mean, what's different the Pittsburgh Steelers right now is it's the off season after losing season, which they haven't had in forever. If you were winning. It's a sad thing to say a lot of the times, but you can have terrible personalities terrible locker room. But if you are winning ball games, none of that is viewed upon I almost retroactively wanna give Mike Tomlin the coach of the euro award right now for what he had what he had to deal with in that locker room year ago this change. Stance to get up. Now Ryan to eat is what it's supposed to tell me there. The differences for them is that they're not winning ball games. And right now all the stuff that was set on the way out of town with lady on bell as well as Antonio Bryant and turnover Antonio Brown. I did it last. I'm here, and Tony Brown is what's made this bigger issue. And this only reason we're focusing on right now if they go out and have a successful year, which in a division. That's changed a ton since these two left town. It's gonna be a different dynamic when it gets the AFC north this year. So here's thing maybe been being picked on a little bit more this off season than his fair, given what his actions have been since the season, which have been minimal if anything, but it might just be people kind of even making things a little even for been skating on things for quite some time when things were going. Well, I don't think been Roethlisberger is a bad teammate at all on Sundays. I think he's a great teammate on Sundays. I think not only because he's such a good player. But chris. You pointed out before the show. What is the thing? Guys respect more than just about anything in the NFL out there playing hurt. That's the number one thing. And he is as good as anybody in the league at that. He is banged up. And he might miss a game or two every year. But he never misses long extended stretches and he plays a style of quarterback where he is where he makes himself. No, Chuck and duck and with Ben Rothlisberger. He's going to hang in there. He's going to shake off the contact. He's going to try to make the place. So all that. I think earned him enormous respect from his teammates. And they know he plays the most important position on the team. And he's very very good at it that doesn't change the fact that his personality is unlike any of our other franchise quarterbacks in this entirely, not and when we're talking about when things don't go. Well, we start picking at you, man. Same thing era writers this year. Aaron Rodgers didn't have the personality Big Ben does, but he has a different personality than a lot of the other has a sensitive personnel. Right milk coast brand. Now, it's what. Happens when your team loses you find what isn't working and the everyone picks on you. And so the into a great point Jenna that you with LeBron guys who've been waiting to make these criticisms finally, can and it might be a similar situation with Ben Roethlisberger. Now the concern for me. If you're the Steelers is whatever issues whatever truth there is to this. He's not going to change like he is not you rich successful grown, people do not change their behavior. There the idea that oh it eight thirty seven when being this way has gotten me all of my hopes and dreams realized and I'm fabulously wealthy. And I'm going to be all the Famer. Now, I'm going to change course. That makes no sense. This is who he's going to be. And the Steelers have signed off on it. One hundred percent. A lot of times in a situation like been and now it's because been and Mike Tomlin or the last two standing the other players aren't there. So you start and get later in your career. And people start leaving the building. What leaves the building? Also is that Intel that family information that people did not know now that family information is out in the streets. My mom used to always tell me y'all can fuss and fight. I got seven sixes sisters and brothers. Y'all can fuss and fight in cuss each other in this house. When y'all go out this door, y'all go out this door in harmony. And if something happens to one of them, I expect the rest of y'all to be there on their behalf even if they're wrong. And that's the way football teams are now you have AB AB had to make reason for being out of Pittsburgh. So what he did he gave us a little Intel of some of the stuff him and been have been to an L bell. He said he felt disrespected he felt like him and bin could have had a better relationship. But they didn't like it's important that you like each other because you spend so much time together. Only reason why we notice information is because they're going L Bill didn't. Get the guarantees that he wanted AB one at a new contract. That's also the reason why he talked himself out of Pittsburgh. So I'm not going to overreact. Because of Tomlin and been are still there Ben Rothlisberger. He could be my quarterback number one reason is he is available to play on Sunday. Number two reason is he's pretty good at the game of football. And I played with some guys that were better teammates. But they couldn't play. I'm there to play the best football. I can play and whoever has the most town gives me the best opportunity, and I'm going to tell you there's many guys that Minnesota Vikings. They will tell you. I did not like Chris Carter. Okay. 'cause they didn't like my leadership style. Okay. But I did everything I went out of my way, I did all kind of team. I made myself available for young guys who I didn't have anything in common with. I had fifteen years senior to them being in the league. But you have to make yourself available. If you want your leadership to be affective throughout the roster. How much harder did Mike Tomlin's job? Just get after the off season. They've had now heading into this year oil. It was it was already pretty difficult scenario with with the additions to what Cleveland was doing. And what Baltimore is doing. Now. It's about those other things, right? The biggest part for me is what Chris was saying too is like to relate it to what my experience was in the NFL was that if I would have been a better person and a bad player like I was I wouldn't have gotten any more chances than I would have before you have to be a great football player to stay in that league. That's the first that's the first thing if you are if you are almost an awful person sometimes and you can play that will be allowed for an extended period of time is no doubt. I had teams. They're awful guys. I wouldn't invite a move my house for me kids. Absolutely. That is true in fifty three man roster. You're gonna have a few. And so in for Big Ben to me the last question for he and my. Mike Tomlin and that it's not a question. They can answer verbally. It has to be through. How they do. This year is how is the end of this story going to be written? We know what the beginning of the story was enormous success. We know the middle part of the story was enormous talent and disappointing indices. Ines. We know that we're reaching the tail end, and it looks like one guys here. One guys there. One guy might get fired. Like, or is there going to be a nice final chapter another deep playoff run another time? We're we're like man how good is Mike Tomlin and look at the Pittsburgh sewers competing for their seventh Super Bowl in franchise history. And look at Big Ben becoming one of weight, he has three championships or is it going to be it peaked early on and they were trying to recapture that. Thank you for listening to the first things first podcast. Remember, leave us a review and tell us what you think subscribe to the podcast on apple podcasts and catch us on f s one Monday through Friday, six thirty AM Easter for Chris Carter, Nick, right? I'm Jenna Wolfe so long everybody.

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