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Episode 20: Season 2 Build, Week 13, PAX East, and More!

The Down and Dirty Show

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Episode 20: Season 2 Build, Week 13, PAX East, and More!

"This week on the IRA. Some downshift get ready. For PATSIES KEVIN. We have been lifting heavy things up and putting them down down in Boston. We look ahead to week. Thirteen there is no other reason for racing do exist. And we go off the rails. I can't believe you broke my pen. Do all this and more strapping welcome to the IRA downshift. I'm your host Greg West. I'm back of the boys. Kevin Baba and Chris Leoni another big weekend I racing. We had an excellent race last night. In the Chris HE NASCAR. Coca-cola racing series We also have a something big coming up next week. A what something what. Kevin the bill the bill. That was a trick question for Second Vince. Going on this week. Couple of special events as well so a lot to get to. So let's kick it right off Chris Nascar Coca Cola. I racing series. David I did it. You got it I just pop. It's all right. Chris tells about the race last night. What an amazing race at Auto Club speedway we had a ton of change is at the front of the pack. We had a bunch of guys. Just battling it out. We finally saw cautioned this year and that old adage of cautions breed cautions. But it didn't happen for too long. We had a couple of back to back but they got right back to clean racing. We had tons of lead changes the whole day Berkeley Mini Sports. Eventually pulls it out. Ashton crowder holds off Garrett low in the wood brothers Garrett low backing up that P to finish that matt to Benedetto had it Las Vegas so it's been a good week for the wood brothers to. Did you see the the clip on twitter of Parker watching the the finals goal Lap there with his with his boys. He was out recording first. Tv Show and they headed up on his laptop. I if you haven't seen it check it out on twitter. I like John Woods tweet. He's got two messages. One from Steve Myers one from Dale. Jr. regarding saying congratulations so that was that was pretty cool. Good racing though not the easiest to pass it. You had to be patient to complete the pass. I think the past with elite took to whole laps to complete. Yeah I mean like we said the these guys really had to fight tooth and nail and in some ways it seemed to come down to attract position raise and it's why those couple of cautions in the middle of the race really changed everything. We saw a handful of guys about seven or eight guys. We're trying to make it a one stop race. And they had played just about perfectly because right is they got through that pit cycle. I caution so they were able to stay out with only one or two laps on their tires one or two laps in their fuel and they had that track position and a lot of the guys. You know that that made that gamble ended up coming out with pretty good finishes even though there was second caution right away after the fact but they played it perfectly and they got a perfectly time caution to hold that track position and it really influenced the outcome of the race. Another great week a race and looking forward to the next one here in three weeks three weeks three weeks. Cool moving into the following up on the NASCAR. Let's go right into the bill. We've got a lot good stuff coming out. This is a feature heavy build. Wouldn't you say Kevin we're kind of catching up on? Things should have had a lot of content going out but now we have a huge list of equal little things that make the Stanford at the better. The came in which you know me being dude. I'm super excited about that so the Porsche came in. Gt for club. Sport Super Fund drive on Alpha. One of the perks of the job. Get to test these cars before they're available to the public Superfund That'll be part of the series racing with the challenge. You got it so Some multi class racing I think it's going to be. We say that's about a lot of cars we released. But this one's really gonNA be popular. It's fun to drive. It's easier to drive than the Porsche. Cup Car as you can imagine It's more of a I guess you'd call it a lower level racecar sociable. It's a race car for the people you don't have to be a you know a world championship caliber driver to get the most out of it. So looking forward to racing that for sure yeah. I think it's going to be a nice nice editions. The ladder and something. That's comfortable for people to move into especially pilot challenge. Where the where. You're not if you make a mistake. You're not flipped over and in a wall you're GONNA lose ties. That happened do many many times than what's usually warped into back in the pits micro crash. I I'd do it. Big going back to the NASCAR stuff that we do have some cool stuff with that new Texas turns one and two you may not recognize them because they are updated. Greg Hills in his crew have done an excellent job on that as they always. Do I got to the first ever? Laps? Wow on new Texas impressive helping with a little bit of the race control stuff but that was that was pretty cool. It is Different so looking forward to seeing everybody get a chance to drive on that As far as New content pseudo new content for the NASCAR series the Cup car the Camaro. We have updated the cups cars to have twenty thousand physics package while the art assets are not quite in place and they will not be in place for the bill they will be in the first patch. They're just barely missing. So the Acre Camaro and then the Spineta Mustang once again both have the new physics already implemented and the art will follow an Apache and a couple of weeks so pretty excited about that. That consists that the smaller spoilers and things of that nature also in this bill. We've got a bunch of new damage. Count six cars with the new damage model. That's going to be a lot of fun. We may or may not tie that in week thirteen. We'll talk about that here in a little bit so we have in no particular order if I can read my chicken scratch Notes we have the Corvette C six. Gt1 the Aston Martin GT1. We have the tea. Cr Audi A. R. S. three. Lms Tea CR the Porsche. Seven one eight came in. Gt Four Club sport something. There's a club sports. It's a longer name and I always get him. Outta GONNA right. You got all the letters there. I don't know daughter but he got all the letters so excited to see that one. Come out with new damage and that means that the pilot challenge both cars will have the new damage model on it. So when you mess up. Even though it is approachable everybody will know it's going to big stuff on the oval side. We tease this. The other day Canaan car got the new damage model. That video was not fun at all the shoot. Let me tell you why we didn't enjoy that. At all. On a Saturday morning The original Ford. Gt THE GT two-car. That one has new damage and I think that is it kind of went out of order but a lot of damage coming out We're GONNA use that once again in week. Thirteen we'll talk about that here. In a second we also have a bunch of new cars that are getting updated tire specifically in. What's going to impact people very quickly for the CBS special event we've got the GT cars and the GT three cars. All getting the updated tire really excited about that Those cars are also getting updated baseline. Setups they're going to be more competitive now. A lot more ballots to great place to start. You probably not GonNa win a world championship race on them but our staff has done an excellent job building more competitive setups for out of the box out of the box racing so very excited about that and along with the build we have another edition of the IRA Racing Week. Thirteen Fun and exciting. We of racing on Irish and Kevin. One He'd give us a recap of what week thirty. It's a good opportunity to explain week. Thirteen to anybody. That doesn't know we sometimes gloss over it so we have our four twelve week series throughout the year that most people are familiar with and then we have this week in between we call it week. Thirteen racing is kind of modified. There's not nearly as much official series. There's there's a couple. There's a lot of what we call fund series that that don't count towards licensing in that sort of thing But the reason we do this is because we plan to do our updates that we can. We don't want to interfere with a bunch of downtime in if somebody's competing for championship so that's the reason behind week thirteen. They happen every thirteen weeks as you can imagine And that starts Monday night when it rolls into Tuesday of next week Greg. You've got the schedule of what we're going to be racing though right. We have the the typical Officials stuff that Is always going on even in week. Thirteen so you have your thirteenth street stock in. Is Fixed Open? The regular NASCAR Racing Class B and Class C stuff is still there on the roadside the Mazda Amex five cup. Bmw GT challenge. Which is in week thirteen. That's what it's called the twelve weeks. Bmw twelve point now and then we also have the Porsche Cup series featuring the nine eleven Gt Three Cup car As far as the fun series stuff goes the typical stuff. Pickup couple are dash carburetor cup. That's always around the fun series that you guys are looking forward to though Which read them off here. We have the IRA sing figure. Great Chris what is the figure? Great a well you don't you. Don't get too many chances to do figure eight racing here on I racing. I mean look. We're simulation we do. Tend to you know. Take ourselves seriously but You know again to Echo Kevin's point. I mean this is where we have some fun and figure. Eight racing is nothing if not fund there is no other reason for figure eight racing to exist you know especially not in the real world because let's be real you get t-bone figure eight race you're gonNA feel it But man figure figure great racing what we have for the cars for figure. Great this time around all right. We've got on the new damage bottle. The Corvette C six. Gt1 Aston Martin GT1 in the Ford. Gt To yes. We understand this a small track and these are fast cars. But it's ridiculous. There's going to be a lot of parts floating around on the field. Sports car figure eight racing. This is like a hummy wheeler fever dream. I don't even know what that means. Come on you know wheeler the old promoter at Charlotte. The the guy you put on the bus jumps. Yeah come on. He's a legend I Just GonNa leave that one alone we also have the the first edition of the Michelin Pilot Challenge. So we're GONNA get your first taste of the Audi tea cr against the are on track with a Porsche came. Gt Four. These are a little bit shorter. These a fifteen minute races Just to get a feel for its. You'll have those we're bringing back week. Thirteen ridiculousness Which is ridiculous as it sounds the three cars for this addition the global INEX- five the radical end the Williams Formula. One car so closing rates are going to be a thing. That's too bad. The Formula One car does not have headlights to flash at the X. FIVE. That's in the way the beef ban the moving chicane world championships. Yeah there you go. We also brought back by popular demand to frame twister. It's going to have the cane and also new damage in. Yeah Good luck trying to keep that straight. So that should be a good time on the Dirt Oval. We still got sliding Sling mud for fun on the sprint cars as well as the thirteenth week Midget Cup and on the dirt road. Where during the two by four offered trucks and we got the The pro four in the pro tools and multi class Truck racing twenty four trucks on track at once. Nothing bad could happen there. It'll be good. I promise. I love the challenge. Cup races real world and on the service. It's just so fun to see protesters and pro fours mixing it up but how about that tube frame twister Track selection what tracks. Do we have for that? I don't know I wrote the schedule. And don't remember the Cup road courses was it not. It wasn't coke including the Charlotte Roseville. Yeah oh I am. I looking forward to see him in K. Kd Yeah I am. I am looking forward to seeing the best video of somebody shooting the Cayenne car taking. Turn one as if it's overturned one instead of road. Course turn one. I want to see if somebody can run straight into that lunch. The car over the barrier and just continue for Christopher. Give them ideas. Don't give them ideas. Come on I'm trying to make Alex's job easier. It could be a top ten clip right. There would be yeah. I wrote a couple of these schedules. And I do not remember that I actually have had a method to my madness on the The selection for those track. How about this? I'll put I racing credits on the board for anybody who can manage to hit that wall head on. Jump OVER IT and keep rolling. I mean it can't be done with the new damage marks see. I'm uncomfortable. I'm okay dealing. I wanted to do it. I wanted to do it. You have to complete the next lap you. I just want to see you bounce over that big turn one wall. What is it the Tom's heartburn? Turn some of the Royal. Yeah I WANNA see somebody get over that while McCain car and continue rolling sold however you do it. I don't care how you do it. Move on to other exciting things. This week. Kevin we have been lifting heavy things up and putting them down down in Boston. Pax East is this weekend passes a super cool gaming. Show everything from you. Know Racing Games to role playing games to board games. Everything so Hardware hardware all kinds of stuff so we partnered up we've got Thrust master we've got spargo. Who else we have helping us out. We have a huge list. Precision Sam Engineering. We've got PT actuator. We'VE GOT PRO SIM. with Agent quakes and it's one of those really crazy heavy heavy heavy duty shifter's We all kinds of cool stuff so we've got our booth. It's almost set up I think Greg's going back to finish it. Tidy it up this afternoon We've got you know a a nice display to show people that don't know anything about erasing what it takes to get in everything from a desk. Set up to kind of a static rig set up to a full motion rig so We like to show people that you can get into it. Pretty inexpensively but you can also go Pretty crazy if you want to so should be a good time with their for four days of your in Boston. Check it out. I think there is still tickets available if you haven't bought them Pax East is the name of the show. Oh I have to shout out richer to Simla. He's the one that sent us. The CHAZ SIM Lab Chassis Richard. Sorry I don't throw things at me that that is going to be a fun chassis for everybody to drive in. What is it booth to two zero seven seven? I think that's right. Remember that because Dougie's sent me the email. Wow good for you is the King of remembering things like that I am. You're you guys are going to start calling me rainman around the office now. And an upgrade from what we normally call you come to the show. If you're around it'd be fun we'll We'll we'll post them Greg just broke my pen anyway. some stuff on social for sure we're trying to get duct to promote our new tick. Tock Channel So check it out. We we did hire some consultants. On that Steve Myers daughters. Yes and so far. They've been doing better post than Doug. So just saying arch all right moving on. We got a couple of interviews for you Chris. Through you through an audible in here. I can't get Kevin's can't believe you're broke. My hand can't believe crystals who you interviewed. Heidi so for the first interview and yes we did kind of throw an audible based on the results of our race at auto club We're GONNA go to the race winning team. First and foremost Britain clicker Minnie's sports. Starting with race winner Ashton crowder. His second career win a win second year in a row and his teammate. Logan Clampett. Who was kind of the hometown favourite at auto club and unfortunately got caught up in one of the racks? He was having a good run before that. Have a terrific run before that he was leading a bunch of laps I think they spent about a third of a third of the race in the front of the field with those Beautiful Looking valvoline cars. Just remind me of the Mark Martin Cars. I used to watch growing up so Further Ado interview number one we will throw it to a Charlotte from preseason media day with Ashton and Logan all right here it Nascar Media Day with Burton Klinsmann E. Sports Teammates Logan Clampitt Ashton crowder. How you guys doing doing good man? Good to be here. Really good to be here never would have thought and You know past few Has For us. It's it's certainly been a growing championship and You guys a key part of it especially last year. Both being part of the draft with Burton clergyman East Sports Jeff Burton Parker clergyman the NBC. Sports Nascar commentators coming together to form this team. What has it been like for the two of you to be working for. Certainly one of NASCAR's talented drivers in the nineties. Early two thousands and now one of NASCAR's most prominent media voices and Jeff Burton and Parker Klay Gherman. Who Probably has the most fun? I think of anybody in motorsports. What's it like working for those guys from my side? It's been absolutely incredible within both being drivers. You know you can really lean off them and get a lot of knowledge that you know other teams might not be able to get from their owners bosses or what have you. So that's been really welcomed and you know it just progressing yourself race after race week after week and you know you really get. That from Britain cleared him any sports. Really Thankful Yeah. It's definitely a really cool to be To Have Parker and Jeff as a team motor especially You Know Jeff being A veteran in the NASCAR series and Parker commentating instill part-time racing You it's really cool. You get tips and stuff from them. they're super cool especially a parker just super easy to communicate with and he's just over a one of the coolest guys. I think ever talked never met no doubt now. Twenty nine thousand nine season interesting for everybody. You know not only with the team shakeups but also just with the schedule with this new cup car. Take me through your respective season. Since you know both you it was really a battle out there for everybody and I think people didn't really know what to expect towards the beginning of the season. The men you know there were some really close battles towards the end of the year. I yeah me I'll go here. Yeah it was. It was pretty. It was a pretty steep learning curve for me so I came in through a pro. Not even really thinking I was GonNa make it and I did pro and then somehow someway. I made it into peak and you had to be honest. I didn't really know what I was doing. The first I guess quarter half of the year. I just kind of went out there and tried to learn every race and ended up wrecking out a lot So that was pretty. That's pretty unfortunate but after that. Yeah we just started to learn and like I said just progressing week after week race after race and you know got that went under our belt and always the hardest the first one so it's really good and just trying to put that out over to twenty twenty and do all this year you know with the past four years of experience because fourth my fourth year was twenty nineteen it having such knowledge and everything with do wall then. The New Cup package came in so it was a doorly like different playing field. Like you know like you have everything dialed in for several years. Twenty sixteen seventeen eighteen and twenty eighteen. We were progressing. You know really good towards the end you know during the playoffs. I think my worst finish was sixth. Sadly we didn't make the playoffs but Twenty nine thousand nine. It was definitely a learning curve for sure with the new cup package and dirtier and everything and how we set up the My team especially That I work with It was a struggle for us throughout the year. Take get the car setup. The weight knew there were a few races. Where where we had it set up? You know really good. You know Pocono IN INDIA BUT Unfortunately are racists ended up pretty early during Pocono and All India. We ran out of gas but the road courses short tracks. I think we had those figured out but between nineteen was ups and downs but overall it was it was definitely a learning season with the new cutbacks. Like I said so I. I'm looking forward to twenty twenty to see what we have now ash. I'm going to turn to you for a second. Obviously you took that victory in Darlington and both of you guys. First of all had to the coolest throwback schemes that race each you honoring your You know one of your team owners with their numbers and some of the past Games now. I mean Ashton obviously like. You said that I win is the hardest. But I'm sure it's also the most special but how much more special is to be able to earn it when you're not just doing something like where yet my cart like this is this is also paying tribute to a car. That Parker ran and a car that you know had special significance to him. Yeah I With that car I went through Like racing reference the site. That apparently doesn't exist. I've been told but we go to and I was looking through and trying to find when he ran the seventy seven like what races he wrecked out in. Because I figured if he's GONNA wreck out in in real life or something happened to them Dow would just make it so much cooler to do well with and sure enough. That's what happened and it was really cool and I worked out exactly. I thought it would and I couldn't be happier honestly is pretty now Logan. If there's anybody in I racing who pretty much can wheel anything. You've been in multiple different I racing world championships. Everything from you know. Different world of outlaws series too. I racing rallycross to eat NASCAR. You know you have to adapt to very different driving styles when you jump from one to the other the other. What was it like last year for you competing and just multiple series throughout the year. And how much you know. How difficult is it to be balancing to world championships at the same time? The way that were you know obviously my main focus was the NASCAR side of things. Because that's what was my main focus when I joined. I racing so I. At the beginning of the year we had sprint car will devout laws. Which we're going to try and go for again this year I mean it. It was It was a bit with my schedule and stuff like that. Maybe like testing or something like that and work but overall like transitioning. I feel like like once you're used to it. I feel like all you need is just a few laps. And then you know you'll just get hooked onto it and you know you're you're back on track. Basically no doubt now you also had some real world experience a little bit Last year we had kind of the Mazda program. T tell us about how that went down how you earned that and what. It was like to get behind the wheel. They're so basically I recently Mazda hosted a it was a hot lap challenge where they set up multiple time trials and they chose the top top five times. I believe and I got in week one so I didn't have to really worry about getting in like the next month or so. And then they brought in those. I believe it was thirty five to forty drivers into one race at Daytona which is like massive draft so anything could happen but we qualified pull for that race which was super awesome. Give us a big advantage and thankfully I pulled off her. Really good strategy move towards the end. Got The win which got me So there were two different winters. There's me which is the onset of winter. And then there's an ATTRAC- winner who had the fastest lap at a Sim. And so so. We got flow into the Rolex twenty four by Mazda racing which is such a cool experience last year and then we competed us to. We competed for the fastest lap. And whoever got the win in that got the tests originally it was supposed to be a VR. But they changed since I won They changed it to the thermal club which is more local. Maybe like about an hour and a half away from me so I'm so that's how I got the chance to test that. The test was just super tested. A dirt focus midget a few years ago. Twenty seventeen but the Masa mix five tests with you know boss motorsports and Joe Miller and everything. It was just a totally different experience and it was so awesome. You know you you know you got the clutch h pattern just totally different than you know what I did in Twenty seventeen but it was Just overall dream come true to do that test now. I bring up some of the different stuff because I know Parker will drive anything and everything you know whether he's filming proving grounds. I mean the whole reason. He's not here is because he is voicing the Dakar Rally daily recaps on NBC. `Send Right now so I figure Parker would approve of this question out of I mean. Obviously there are multiple. I Racing World Championships. But if you could pick one car or one speck. That doesn't have an eye racing world championship right now for each of you if you could pick one and be able to say like yet if that one existed. I would go up. I would go in that one and win the championship. Which car would it be? I don't know about win. The championship bowed love to see indycar because that's areas in real. Life is crazy so yeah I'd love to see Indycar. That'd be cool mazdas. That's about the only thing I drive on road. I'M NOT GONNA lie. I don't drive anything else on the roadside besides the Mazda but if there was a world championship race that so much more Mazda farmer since its Mazar van hey buddy Christian has a Mazda real-life and he says moves all over the place. I respect no doubt now. Obviously the quality of the field. This year has just elevated so much. I mean you know you guys. You guys have seen how this championship has just really grown involved in. How much more pressure there is. And how many names that were in this series. Ten years ago eight years ago. Have all come back. I mean this is going to be the deepest field in Nascar Racing World Championship history. So what's it going to take not even just to be at the top when all is said and done in Phoenix? What's it going to take just to make sure that you're back in you know in that? Top twenty come the end of the season it's it's GonNa take a lot a strive and Just just Just motivation to build our setups because people are going to try harder. Obviously with all the more all the money involved in stuff like that and all is you know and more broadcasts on NBC. So people are going to try harder. There's more competition this year in the field. You know people returning from you know fishing top twenty peak last year and and then the top twenty pro was also very strong. You know you. Have you have old guys coming back like you mentioned like Sushi? Han John Borland Ski. Brad Davis who was still in you know and then You hit you had one more. I forget Brian Bob Ryan Yeah So the the so you know they. They see how it's growing stuff. So they're coming back and they were all they all ran up front. You know back when they ran. So it's it's it's definitely different for them. I feel like to with all these new names and stuff like that but I feel like like you said it's it's GonNa be a really tough field to race around. It seems like all the names This your have been you know. Really fast in the past and official races and Stuff like that. I mean that's what's unique about. Ira Sing those like you know. It's different from real life. Is You can have somebody that ten years ago as you know on the top and they can take a break and then come back and be just as competitive so yeah it's GonNa be really tough last year is really tough. And you know the field is just gone up and up and up and it's grown and grown so it's GONNA take a lot more to just stay in the top twenty but I think it all just comes down to putting in the time and getting the consistent finishes and you now just doing what you need for the team and successful come from that I feel like all right Logan Clampitt and crowder Burton clicker mini sports. Before we let you go. How do we follow you guys? How do we follow the team? Yeah Berkeley Geese Sports for Twitter for Bring Clergyman East sports and then Ashton crowder for me on twitter Ashton crowder twenty-seven on snapchat instagram. Pretty much everything else. It's not twitter including twitch. I lost my old torch channel. So it's Mashing crowder twenty seven now but you can follow me Logan Clampett on All Social Media Platforms facebook twitter twitch It'll be l. clampitt forty four and then asthma. Ashton mentioned you can follow Burke Lehrman eastwards at Bir Clegg East sports on twitter and also media platforms as well to get Get all the information you need And trying to keep up with us and you know root for us all right Logan Ashton. It has been pleasure. Thank you awesome stuff from those guys. I guess we will just roll right into that second interview and we will go to the wood brothers racing teammates. I want to to talk about John. Would for a second. John would had a little fun yesterday on on twitter. I think we all had a little fun on twitter. There and I think Chris got got blamed for for Doug's word it was. It was fantastic. I mean we kind of have the whole. What is it when you've got two guys in the outfield calling for a fly ball and they're not paying attention to people's logged into the IRA twitter account at the same time as Angeles? Yeah because I thought dougie. It handed it off to me. But he ended up seeing some of the tweets with John was going back and forth because he was on his phone instead of putting together. Yeah now I am. I just roasted a Steve Lou vendor with the whole lasagna crocs things so That was funny. Sorry sorry Steve but the rule is if we ever had him the twitter account again. He cannot delete that. That is the only funny joke I've ever told in my life. I do not story. It's it is true. I I do not want the record of it to go away. Screen shot it. Yeah all right so Chris without further ADO. Yep Garett low Chris Overland both of them had fantastic runs at auto club a great teammates Garrett Joining that wood brothers racing team this year after moving over from renegades Chrissy a holdover from the previous year both great guys they mesh really. Well you know two of my favorite personalities in the series Chris will always shoot straight with you and Garrett's really come into his own as a fantastic driver and a great personality too so We'll go back to Charlotte with Garrett and Chris all right back here at our media day with a brand new would brothers teammates Chris Overland Garrett low guys. Welcome to the show. Thank you thank you happy to be here. Yeah Yeah I know that you guys just kinda putting paper and actually just made the announcement Less than an hour before we grab you for this interview. Yeah actually legitimately put pen to paper and a Lotta people did the digital signatures and John was like now. He can't be doing that. We gotta we gotTa make it a thing and excited. I'm very excited. There's nothing quite like that feeling. Feel like a Zeke Elliott. Maybe not as good but a- down there meet John and be able to get a little bit on paper also introduced each other for the first time as well besides dinner last night which was a lot of fun getting to know everybody here at the media days to see put names with faces and to introduce team members teammates and as well as people leading these teams know. Obviously both of you guys in the pro series last year but four different teams Garett you've moved over from Renegade Chris. You're returning to your Traditional sixteen so Garrett that puts you in the Twenty one so you kind of got some big shoes to fill. That's a historic number and you are taking over from four time Mr Al Falah. So no pressure right. Yea FOR SURE. No pressure at all villain big shoes like you said but I'm prepared for it. I think we can handle it pretty well. Got a good team under our feet and I think that This is going to be able to promote us all the way through the season. Get us where we need to be to run for championship and Chris. Returning to that Sixteen that you Definitely have that towards the front a few times last year. Now Yeah actually the best shot that I had to win a race I got beat by Garrett so it was Something like to hundreds of a second so so When John told me that we were GONNA be adding Garrett. I was excited because yeah I had a head rail fowler last year but I've been chasing rafer years and it's almost like it's almost like I'm tired of it. I need somebody. I need somebody new to chase after and try to try to emulate and be as good as an strive to compete with so adding Garrett's Definitely GONNA be a boost to this team and I think that him and I are going to work together very well. WE'RE GONNA have three plate tracks so we're GONNA have a lot of time to spend together on the racetrack working together. So I'm looking forward to that for sure. No doubt and I mean it's funny because you guys kind of have totally different backgrounds in the Garrett last year. Was Your first full season and Chris. You've been a mainstay of this series for a super long time. So I mean I guess I'll start with Garrett obviously coming into the series this series for two thousand eighteen or twenty nineteen rather I mean what was it like the competition level. You know seeing that series for the first time and having to get used to the guys around you and just how high was that level. The level is extremely high much higher than I expected. The first few weeks familiar with some of the people do the pro series into the proceeds before that the previous year but getting into the series for the first time it was a huge change of just the environment a lot more competitive more people. You're not familiar with and trying to learn to race with different people and learning faces and Hughes all associated with each other especially with the draft. Lyster mixing things up. I was really good to experience that and I think it prepared me well for this. You're and Chris you've been in this series for a majority of its history. You'RE GONNA be making your hundred start this season. How much has that level of competition really changed? Since you made your very first start. God am I really hasn't been that long all man. Yeah I Started in twenty twelve as my first season I was sixteen years old so to see what it's like. I actually had talked about this earlier in the week to see what how things have changed in how quickly it's changed from you know. Just Forty Fifty guys in twenty twelve showing up and doing a race and the winner at the end gets ten grand. Everybody else goes home and gets to say that they participated. And now it's like. Hey we're GONNA fly you guys all out to Charlotte. We're going to have everybody in the same room we're going to. Have you know these people? You've been racing with for years. I'm blown away. And then when it comes down to the racing everybody is just more motivated by all of this. So it's I'm not. I told everybody this week is like as soon as the green flag drops clean slate for everybody. But I'm not giving you room not giving you room for racing for big money too so It is very serious. You can feel how serious it is. You can feel how everybody's having fun but there's that little bit of anxiousness now so it's just going to get more anxious more anxious until green flag drops in Daytona now working with the wood brothers. I mean the oldest team in Nascar History Guinness World Record Verified I. I hope John's listening so he knows that I've mentioned that because I know he put in a ton of work. You make that happen You know it's got to be special for both of you guys. Obviously again Chris. You're returning so you know you've built that relationship with John. Garrett obviously coming in with this team I mean there are teams of all sorts of different backgrounds in this series. There's you know they're professional sports teams that compete at the highest level. There are cup teams. There are cup drivers with teams. But there's a certain heritage you know that's associated with the wood brothers with all the championships that they've won with all of the different drivers that they've had I mean. How special is it to have your name as a part of that legacy as super important to me I think what brose is a staple of NASCAR? I mean that's the grass roots. And when you think of Nascar you think would brothers been around for a long time has a deep history in the sport to of mazing owners being a part of this series and part of this team that have really developed over the years and continue to even today and I think that's something that looks forward to move into East sports as well Getting INTO NASCAR. I think that's great for them to bring you out into that area. Well John was just telling me about how when racing was putting this whole deal together that it was started out with John and erasing talking and would brothers wanting to be a part of it. And that's essentially the wood brothers history throughout. Nascar if there was something new to be done Leonard and Glenwood were involved in one way or another and I mean when it came down to the draft a year ago and would rather told me you know. Hey were selecting you with our final pick We want you to be a part of our team. It like my heart sank. It was just like where else would you wanna go so there was no question? This year I was going to the wood brothers. I may be played it off a little bit. You Know Little Little Fan Service here and there but The Wood Brothers is definitely. I mean it's a prestigious thing like like Garrett said it's NASCAR history to be part of NASCAR history It's beyond words in Chris. I want to turn to you for a second because not just NASCAR history for you with the others but he nascar history because again. You're one of the veterans of the series. And you're kind of the mouthpiece for a lot of the drivers where you know. A lot of the drivers trust you. A lot of the drivers want to give you. You know. Give you feedback and you haven't been afraid to share it. You know you haven't been afraid to share constructive criticism. Everybody's pulling in the same direction. But you know how did you kind of become that mouthpiece? Were guys store. Sorta started coming to you and you know how did you sort of develop the relationship with the people running the series to be able to have those conversations well to be honest When I first started in this series I was just the the mouth little kid you know. It's like Oh there goes Chris yone on another tangent And I'm sure there's some people who you know. They they still feel like you know. Maybe Chris should tone it down a little. But there's I mean there's a lot of things that the drivers feel. The drivers like you know voicing their opinion on but it seemed like there was nobody who was willing to take that next step in bringing that to I racing and say you know. Hey I noticed that this is on the schedule. At this time we would all really prefer it. If it was a little closer to this time you know there were some night races last year or not last year in previous that we had turned into day races because the drivers preferred the lack of grip in the day races. So it's just a couple things like that and then when it comes down to this whole situation The group chat that we're in. You know making plans to go to dinner and things like that. It just kind of seems like everything gravitate gravitates towards me and I'm like Oh man but I. I really don't know where it happened. It probably is just the fact that I like to talk. I embrace it and I've got some good relationships with the staff. Me and Tyler Hudson talk a lot. I mean you've talked a lot leading up to this and just being in the series along. I've got to know everybody so it's not very hard to get somebody's ear especially now with the big big mouth like mine. But I take pride in it yes Garrett. Obviously you've I mean you're not just a world championship driver in Nascar. But you've been right at the top level and Rallycross to you know an as as a North Carolina boy obviously Obviously special for you to be working with another team from the south in the wood brothers but you know on the rallycross. I've mentioned because you've grown that relationship you ran the low and Bro motorsports colors gain Imax. And you've really gone above and beyond and trying to grow that relationship so sort of how has that come together you know. And how does that working with another team in another series? How does that relationship kind of carry over to what you're going to do with what brothers where you're used to working with a team like that right well With the rally crossed it was little bit different. I wasn't really prepared to know. We're GONNA have professional teams coming in at all to hear that they were coming in. The series was fantastic. I think everyone was really excited. And be selected by Bro. Motorsports driver for me was a huge honor and be able to work within their great team to work with and they're they're small team but they're powerful and I think that would brothers as well. You know small usually a one car team in the Cup series but bit powerful and you know their name. Sake is huge cups. His you know who they are and same way with Llambro and so I think the connections there is much stronger now than with what. Bill is racing. And I'm glad to be here for sure. You can pay me to drive those things terrifying fun. I can't do it man I. I'm not get road racing. But for some reason rally cross grab gear jumps for good to go kick it out sideways so you you actually made the visit to the low and Bro Motors shop to a couple of months ago. So what was that? Like experience was great. I got to meet Steve. All his team engineers everybody. I didn't realize how small their team was. I knew it was small. Didn't realize it was six or seven people small and they have shops not huge. But it's got enough to fit all that they need and they have some great programs going on. I was excited. Here's some things about rallycross moving forward in America and worldwide as well some cool things here with Wrx So emerged looking good. I think it's moving in the right direction. And especially getting involved in sports like we've been talking about that's huge because that keeps everybody from different perspectives kind of connected to the same thing. And that's good to have when you're building a motorsports anything at all really definitely and like you mentioned. Obviously you know even down to the manufacturer very much. What brothers where kind of the small but mighty team right and I think that the small ninety teams. Sometimes you underestimate him. A lot of times people were soon busy. Underdog as well So I think that that fits me pretty well but Oh Chris here. The veteran series. You know who he is. I like you're talking about earlier. I know a lot of younger. Drivers are in series. Hasn't been here as long kind of lean on some of the veteran drivers a little bit. I had to kind of voice your opinion because we don't have much priority when it comes to pecking order and so kind of you know. Hey this idea. What should we should we talk about? This may move in this direction. And I think that's veteran. Drivers are good to have even. If it's a bad idea all get Chris to tell them like take. Hey that's fair. I mean you know that's what we're here for. We're here to try different things I mean. That's the whole reason we're in Charlotte in the first place. This is totally different. I mean I know that you guys are just kinda getting started but You know with your Media Day commitments. But just from what you've seen so far I mean what is this day been like and how how is it really setting the tone for twenty twenty The tones was when we kind of nounce. The prize pool is kind of popped out of their sockets for a second hold on like well. That's that's a lot of money. Definitely raises aches people. Definitely you feel a little bit more tension but getting to meet everybody you know. We're all here for the same purpose we're here to grow series and Growth Sport But we're also here because we're competitive and we're going to want to race each other heart each week but I think building respect Off The track I think is just as important is on the track being able to meet people that you may have had a feud with in the past has been pretty cool. Everyone all here for time and I think we're GONNA have any better time next couple days. Yeah so far so good. We haven't had any altercations with anybody yet but we're going to go pro multiplex tonight so who knows. We may have some helmets thrown. But it's very exciting. I'm so proud of this series is come getting to meet all these people that I've been racing with for nearly a decade. Now is it. It's almost unfathomable well. I mean we trust you guys nobody over the PS two in the hotel bed miss streak. Oh and you were on that for a few race I try to. I try to hit the. Ps Two. As much as I can. So I've got a little bit of an advantage so I won't I? Won't you know my horn on that because when it when it comes to the stuff that matters I'm not normally one of the contenders but we're going to change that this year? All I know is I handed the controller to you and I don't think it left your hands after that might not have had to go to bed at some point though all right. Garrett low Chris Overland with Wood Brothers guys before we sign off. Just tell us how to follow you. Tell us how to follow wood. Brothers racing would brothers gaming yes so on twitter Garrett low underscore six on facebook my racing page as well as my IRA seen as Garrett low racing. I don't have instagram yet. But I work on that. I think we'll get that here. I've got Chris. Overland forty seven on twitter on instagram and on facebook. It is C. O. R. Forty-seven Chris Oberlin racing. Forty seven brothers. Of course wood brothers racing brothers gaming John would on twitter. Don't bother him send it. Send all that stuff to me. I'll I'll take it year. Is enforcer. No I wouldn't. I wouldn't go that far that the filter the filter. You are the gatekeeper. All right guys Garrett Low Chris Overland it has been a pleasure. Thank you for coming on. Thank you for having us. Hip always good to hear from John. Woods boys moving on though Real world recap a lot of things going on on the ovals this weekend. Chris. Let's start with Thai. Yeah a awesome for us to be able to resume that relationship with time Jesse on the ON NASCAR national series level. I mean we've been a frequent supporter of what he does in the super late model side of things tie celebrating. Slam win number one hundred earlier this year. But we've followed him to niece motor sports for a multi-race deal that Kicked off in Las Vegas He's run that forty five truck full-time Had A great year in Arca last year to kind of propel himself back up to the truck level and had a solid finish. Had a solid run in Las Vegas finished. Thirteenth was really knocking on the door. That top ten throughout the race so awesome for Titus show up and you know really show what got this year and I think it's GonNa be a great season for them. Yeah it's a good team They've got good equipment Their cars run strong. And so I think it's a great opportunity for tie and it's you know like you said it's exciting for us to be part of it He's been strong supporter of erasing since forever. Right and I mean obviously people probably know his story about you. Know his I think he has the two highest. I ratings in the history of I racing or at least they were at one point so he's quite the IRA sir Specializes in super lates. Lates and in the real world is now one hundred wins and soup relates which is pretty darn impressive. The Guy can drive so it's cool to be associated with a great guy be seeing them at the tracks. Say Hi let them know that you're an IRA sir. I'm sure it'd be happy to chat with you. We also had great racing up the Cup series at Las Vegas Couple OF NASCAR team owners had pretty good weeks. Yeah we had the wood brothers and P two with Matt de Benedetto's we've mentioned but Also jt Dorothy racing with Ricky stenhouse junior that combination. We're only two races into the season but they've really started paying dividends. I mean they had the poll in the five hundred. You know ricky was run up front up there Manage that third place finish in the In the Cup race at Las Vegas. So I'm expecting big things from them. I think ricky just might have what it takes. Put that team back in the playoffs. This year I mean after after two races. It seems like it's a good match between the team and the driver you know you never know when. Somebody's switches teams and how it's GonNa work But so far so good. Pretty Fun to watch. Yeah exactly I mean and I know that. I mean re- ricky kind of didn't expect to be switching teams this off season and we all know that. But he's making the most of the opportunity and that's all you can ever ask for from a newcomer but I heard somewhere on the broadcast that they've got about a third of the employees working for them compared to some of the big dogs so it's impressive for them to be running up front and and you know putting on a good show. It's awesome always like the underdog staffing going back to Matt Benedetto. He's I think he's GonNa get his first race when this series you know. He's got good equipment. Got The wood brothers. What bothers commitment underneath him. And he's He showed that it can be competitive in in decent equipment and now he's got good equipment so I'm forward to him getting in Victory Lane The top level this year. Yeah I think it's a safe bet so moving onto the week ahead NASCAR auto club. I feel like we're GONNA. We saw pretty good preview of what we're GONNA see. We've we've pretty much hit the nail on the head of how the racing's GonNa be to to know we tend to and it's a testament not only to what our programming team. What are engineers do to make? This seem as realistic as it is. But also to Nascar to all the teams to everybody involved in the real world for giving us the right information you know to work with to provide the best experience possible. But I think we're GONNA see another great race. I think we're going to see some exciting battles for the lead I. I just hope that they're able to live up to what Ashton Garrett low were doing in those final couple of laps. 'cause they were they were trading the lead a few times with just a few obstacle if we get anything like that as a battle for the race win in the real world on Sunday. Then we're in for a heck of a show so who's your pick for the weekend. That's a good question I might say you know. I don't know I'm I'm Kinda riding that. Benedetto MOMENTUM WAVE. I'M GONNA GO OUT IN LEFT FIELD. I'm GonNa say this is the weekend for the twenty one car there. You go thank stenhouse. He's been running strong. I think those are my two picks. But I'm GonNa go with Danny Hamlin. Some Dan Hamlin loved. Danny Hamlin my favorite not not related to NASCAR racing series team owner. Danny have no not at all not at all different guy different guy. We also have a couple of good special events coming up this weekend. We have the BMW formerly known as the BMW one twenty now the BMW Sim one Twenty Cup featuring the BMW MA. Gte At the to our team. Events have got about six thousand four hundred dollars on the line once again looking forward to that. That's on Sunday eight. Am Easter thirteen hundred GMT shutout to BMW for supporting this and put in this Kind of pushing us to put this together so it's awesome to have them behind the Florent team. Oh if you're listening there. It is that we appreciate it. They always put on a good time. So I really I I enjoy those these this series though. It's it's it's fun. It's just a couple races throughout the year that put a little cash behind it and also the winning team has an opportunity to to their urine award show in Munich. So that's That's pretty cool. You can't just go to that for funsies. Yeah six opportunities. We had two of these races last year and the community showed up and BMW. You know really went about force to expand this six. Yep We also have the The twelve hours of C- bring the following weekend and then IMSA decided to get in a little bit more and we have this sieber ninety which will be on Sunday which is going to feature the Audi rs three LMS tea CR and the Porsche. Seven one eight came in. Gt Four Club sport. Oh well done there. You type those words. I could see that your your brain was hurting trying to get worse so we got ninety minute race. Not a team event for those of you that were clamoring for just an individual kind of endurance type event Should be pretty good. They've put some prizes on there and we have a landing page for it So check it out on. I RACING DOT COM SLASH IMSON. Ninety for more details. It's also watch. The twitter watched the facebook all these social media's etcetera etcetera. Thanks again for listening to another episode of the I. Racing downshift episode twenty. Don't forget to rate review and subscribe on Apple Podcast spotify anywhere else. Chris has put this thing for Kevin. Bobby Chris Leoni I'm Greg West. We'll see at the track.

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Episode 20: Season 2 Build, Week 13, PAX East, and More!

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Episode 20: Season 2 Build, Week 13, PAX East, and More!

"This week on the IRA. Some downshift get ready. For PATSIES KEVIN. We have been lifting heavy things up and putting them down down in Boston. We look ahead to week. Thirteen there is no other reason for racing do exist and we go off. The rails can't believe you broke my pen. Do all this and more strapping. Welcome to the. Ira downshift I'm your host Greg West. I'm back of the boys. Kevin Baba and Chris Leoni another big weekend I racing. We had an excellent race last night. In the Chris HE NASCAR. Coca-cola racing series We also have a something big coming up next week. A what something what. Kevin the bill the bill. That was a trick question for Second Vince. Going on this week. Couple of special events as well so a lot to get to. So let's kick it right off Chris Nascar Coca Cola. I racing series. David I did it. You got it I just pop. It's all right. Chris tells about the race last night. What an amazing race at Auto Club speedway we had a ton of change is at the front of the pack. We have a bunch of guys. Just battling it out. We finally saw cautioned this year and that old adage of cautions breed cautions. But it didn't happen for too long. We had a couple of back to back but they got right back to clean racing. We had tons of lead changes the whole day Berkeley Mini Sports. Eventually pulls it out. Ashton crowder holds off Garrett low in the wood brothers Garrett low backing up that P to finish that matt to Benedetto had it Las Vegas so it's been a good week for the wood brothers to. Did you see the the clip on twitter of Parker watching the the finals goal Lap there with his with his boys. He was out recording first. Tv Show and they headed up on his laptop. I if you haven't seen it check it out on twitter. I like John Woods tweet. He's got two messages. One from Steve Myers one from Dale. Jr. regarding saying congratulations so that was that was pretty cool. Good racing though not the easiest to pass it. You had to be patient to complete the pass. I think the past with elite took to whole laps to complete. Yeah I mean like we said the these guys really had to fight tooth and nail and in some ways it seemed to come down to attract position raise and it's why those couple of cautions in the middle of the race really changed everything. We saw a handful of guys about seven or eight guys. We're trying to make it a one stop race. And they had played just about perfectly because right is they got through that pit cycle. I caution so they were able to stay out with only one or two laps on their tires one or two laps in their fuel and they had that track position and a lot of the guys. You know that that made that gamble ended up coming out with pretty good finishes even though there was second caution right away after the fact but they played it perfectly and they got a perfectly time caution to hold that track position and it really influenced the outcome of the race. Another great week a race and looking forward to the next one here in three weeks three weeks three weeks. Cool moving into the following up on the NASCAR. Let's go right into the bill. Got A lot good stuff coming out. This is a feature heavy build. Wouldn't you say Kevin we're kind of catching up on? Things should have had a lot of content going out but now we have a huge list of equal little things that make the Stanford at the better. The came in which you know me being dude. I'm super excited about that so the Porsche came in. Gt for club. Sport Super Fund drive on Alpha. One of the perks of the job. Get to test these cars before they're available to the public Superfund That'll be part of the series racing with the challenge. You got it so Some multi class racing I think it's going to be. We say that's about a lot of cars be released. But this one's really gonNA be popular. It's fun to drive. It's easier to drive than the Porsche Cup. Car as you can imagine It's more of A. I guess you'd call it a lower level racecar sociable. It's a race car for the people you don't have to be a you know a world championship caliber driver to get the most out of it. So looking forward to racing that for sure yeah. I think it's going to be a nice nice editions. The ladder and something. That's comfortable for people to move into especially pilot challenge. Where the where. You're not if you make a mistake. You're not flipped over and in a wall. You'RE GONNA lose ties. That happened many many times than what's usually warped into back into the pits micro crash. I I'd do it big going back to the NASCAR stuff that we do have some cool stuff with that new Texas turns one and two you may not recognize them because they are updated. Greg Hills in his crew have done an excellent job on that as they always do. I got to the first ever laps. Wow on new Texas impressive helping with a little bit of the race control stuff but that was. That was pretty cool. It is a different so looking forward to seeing everybody. Get a chance to drive on that As far as new content pseudo new content for the NASCAR series the Cup car the Camaro. We have updated the cups cars to have twenty thousand physics package while the art assets are not quite in place and they will not be in place for the bill they will be in the first patch. They're just barely missing. So the Acre Camaro and then the Spineta Mustang once again both have the new physics already implemented and the art will follow an Apache and a couple of weeks so pretty excited about that. That consists that the smaller spoilers and things of that nature also in this bill. We've got a bunch of new damage. Count six cars with the new damage model. That's going to be a lot of fun. We may or may not tie that in week thirteen. We'll talk about that here in a little bit so we have in no particular order if I can read my chicken scratch Notes we have the Corvette C six. Gt1 the Aston Martin GT1. We have the tea. Cr Audi A. R. S. three. Lms Tea CR the Porsche. Seven one eight came in. Gt Four Club sport something. There's a club sports. It's a longer name and I always get him. Outta GONNA right. You got all the letters there. I don't know daughter but he got all the letters so excited to see that one. Come out with new damage and that means that the pilot challenge both cars will have the new damage model on it. So when you mess up. Even though it is approachable everybody will know it's going to big stuff on the oval side. We tease this. The other day Canaan car got the new damage model. That video was not fun at all the shoot. Let me tell you why we didn't enjoy that. At all. On a Saturday morning The original Ford. Gt THE GT two-car. That one has new damage and I think that is it kind of went out of order but a lot of damage coming out We're GONNA use that once again in week. Thirteen we'll talk about that here. In a second we also have a bunch of new cars that are getting updated tire specifically in. What's going to impact people very quickly for the CBS special event we've got the GT cars and the GT three cars. All getting the updated tire really excited about that Those cars are also getting updated baseline. Setups they're going to be more competitive now. A lot more ballots to great place to start. You probably not GonNa win a world championship race on them but our staff has done an excellent job building more competitive setups for out of the box out of the box racing so very excited about that and along with the build we have another edition of the IRA Acing Week. Thirteen Fun and exciting. We of racing on. Ira's and Kevin One he'd give us a recap of what week thirty? It's a good opportunity to explain week. Thirteen to anybody. That doesn't know we sometimes gloss over it so we have our four twelve week series throughout the year that most people are familiar with and then we have this week in between we call it week. Thirteen racing is kind of modified. There's not nearly as much official series. There's there's a couple. There's a lot of what we call fund series that that don't count towards licensing in that sort of thing But the reason we do this is because we plan to do our updates that we can. We don't want to interfere with a bunch of downtime in if somebody's competing for championship so that's the reason behind week thirteen. They happen every thirteen weeks as you can imagine And that starts Monday night when it rolls into Tuesday of next week Greg. You've got the schedule of what we're going to be racing though right. We have the the typical Officials stuff that Is always going on even in week. Thirteen so you have your thirteenth street stock in. Is Fixed Open? The regular NASCAR Racing Class B and Class C stuff is still there on the roadside the Mazda Amex five cup. Bmw GT challenge. Which is in week thirteen. That's what it's called the twelve weeks. Bmw twelve point now and then we also have the Porsche Cup series Featuring the nine eleven. Gt Three Cup car As far as the fun series stuff goes the typical stuff. Pickup couple are dash carburetor cup. That's always around the fun series that you guys are looking forward to though Which read them off here. We have the IRA sing figure. Great Chris what is the figure? Great a well you don't you. Don't get too many chances to do figure eight racing here on I racing. I mean look. We're simulation we do. Tend to you know. Take ourselves seriously but You know again to Echo Kevin's point. I mean this is where we have some fun and figure. Eight racing is nothing if not fun. There is no other reason for figure. Eight racing do exist. You know especially not in the real world because let's be real you get t-bone figure eight race you're gonNA feel it But man figure figure great racing what we have for the cars for figure. Great this time around all right. We've got on the new damage bottle. The Corvette C six. Gt1 Aston Martin GT1 in the Ford. Gt To yes. We understand this a small track and these are fast cars. But it's ridiculous. There's going to be a lot of parts floating around on the field. Sports car figure eight racing. This is like a hummy wheeler fever dream. I don't even know what that means. Come on you know wheeler the old promoter at Charlotte. The the guy you put on the bus jumps. Yeah come on. He's a legend I Just GonNa leave that one alone we also have the the first edition of the Michelin Pilot Challenge. So we're going to get your first taste of the tea cr against the are on track with a Porsche came. Gt Four. These are a little bit shorter. These are fifteen minute races Just to get a feel for its. You'll have those we're bringing back week. Thirteen ridiculousness Which is ridiculous as it sounds the three cars for this addition the global INEX- five the radical end the Williams Formula. One car so closing rates are going to be a thing. That's too bad. The Formula One car does not have headlights to flash at the X. FIVE. That's in the way that might be from the moving chicane world championships. Yeah there you go. We also brought back by popular demand to frame twister. It's going to have the cane and also new damage in. Yeah Good luck trying to keep that straight. So that should be a good time on the Dirt Oval. We still got sliding Sling mud for fun on the sprint cars as well as the thirteenth week Midget Cup and on the dirt road. Where during the two by four offered trucks and we got the The pro four in the pro tools and multi class Truck racing twenty four trucks on track at once. Nothing bad could happen there. It'll be good. I promise. I love the challenge. Cup races real world and on the service. It's just so fun to see protesters and pro fours mixing it up but how about that tube frame twister Track selection what tracks. Do we have for that? I don't know I wrote the schedule. And don't remember the Cup road courses was it not. It wasn't coke including the Charlotte Roseville. Yeah oh I am. I looking forward to see him in K. Kd Yeah I am. I am looking forward to seeing the best video of somebody shooting the Cayenne car taking. Turn one as if it's overturned one instead of road. Course turn one. I want to see if somebody can run straight into that lunch. The car over the barrier and just continue for Christopher. Give them ideas. Don't give them ideas. Come on I'm trying to make Alex's job easier. It could be a top ten clip right. There would be yeah. I wrote a couple of these schedules. And I do not remember that I actually have had a method to my madness on the The selection for those track. How about this? I'll put I racing credits on the board for anybody who can manage to hit that wall head on. Jump OVER IT and keep rolling. I mean it can't be done with the new damage marks see. I'm uncomfortable. I'm okay dealing. I wanted to do it. I wanted to do it. You have to complete the next lap you. I just want to see you bounce over that big turn one wall. What is it the Tom's heartburn? Turn some of the Royal. Yeah I WANNA see somebody get over that while McCain car and continue rolling soul however you do it. I don't care how you do it. Move on to other exciting things. This week. Kevin we have been lifting heavy things up and putting them down down in Boston. Pax East is this weekend passes a super cool gaming. Show everything from you. Know Racing Games to role playing games to board games. Everything so Hardware hardware all kinds of stuff so we partnered up we've got Thrust master we've got spargo. Who else we have helping us out. We have a huge list. Precision Sam Engineering. We've got PT actuator. We'VE GOT PRO SIM. with Agent quakes and it's one of those really crazy heavy heavy heavy duty shifter's We all kinds of cool stuff so we've got our booth. It's almost set up I think Greg's going back to finish it. Tidy it up this afternoon We've got you know a a nice display to show people that don't know anything about erasing what it takes to get in everything from a desk. Set up to kind of a static rig set up to a full motion rig so We like to show people that you can get into it. Pretty inexpensively but you can also go Pretty crazy if you want to so should be a good time with their for four days of your in Boston. Check it out. I think there is still tickets available if you haven't bought them Pax East is the name of the show. Oh I have to shout out richer to Simla. He's the one that sent us. The CHAZ SIM Lab Chassis Richard. Sorry I don't throw things at me that that is going to be a fun chassis for everybody to drive in. What is it booth to two zero seven seven? I think that's right. Remember that because Dougie's sent me the email. Wow good for you is the King of remembering things like that I am. You're you guys are going to start calling me rainman around the office now. And an upgrade from what we normally call you come to the show. If you're around it'd be fun we'll We'll we'll post them Greg just broke my pen anyway. some stuff on social for sure we're trying to get duct to promote our tick tock channel So check it out. We we did hire some consultants. On that Steve Myers daughters. Yes and so far. They've been doing better post than Doug. So just saying arch all right moving on. We got a couple of interviews for you Chris. Through you through an audible in here. I can't get Kevin's can't believe you're broke. My hand can't believe crystals who you interviewed. Righty so for the first interview and yes we did kind of throw an audible based on the results of our race at auto club We're GONNA go to the race winning team. First and foremost Burton clicker Minnie's sports. Starting with race winner Ashton crowder. His second career win a win second year in a row and his teammate. Logan Clampett. Who was kind of the hometown favourite at auto club and unfortunately got caught up in one of the racks? He was having a good run before that. Have a terrific run before that he was leading a bunch of laps I think they spent about a third of a third of the race in the front of the field with those Beautiful Looking valvoline cars. Just remind me of the Mark Martin Cars. I used to watch growing up so Further Ado interview number one we will throw it to a Charlotte from preseason media day with Ashton and Logan all right here it Nascar Media Day with Burton Klinsmann E. Sports Teammates Logan Clampitt Ashton crowder. How you guys doing doing good man? Good to be here. Really good to be here never would have thought and You know past few Has For us. It's it's certainly been a growing championship and You guys a key part of it especially last year. Both being part of the draft with Burton clergyman East Sports Jeff Burton Parker clergyman the NBC. Sports Nascar commentators coming together to form this team. What has it been like for the two of you to be working for. Certainly one of NASCAR's talented drivers in the nineties. Early two thousands and now one of NASCAR's most prominent media voices and Jeff Burton and Parker Klay Gherman. Who Probably has the most fun? I think of anybody in motorsports. What's it like working for those guys from my side? It's been absolutely incredible within both being drivers. You know you can really lean off them and get a lot of knowledge that you know other teams might not be able to get from their owners bosses or what have you. So that's been really welcomed and you know it just progressing yourself race after race week after week and you know you really get. That from Britain cleared him any sports. Really Thankful Yeah. It's definitely a really cool to be To Have Parker and Jeff as a team motor especially You Know Jeff being A veteran in the NASCAR series and Parker commentating instill part-time racing You it's really cool. You get tips and stuff from them. they're super cool especially a parker just super easy to communicate with. And he's just over a one of the coolest guys I think ever talked to never met no doubt now twenty nine thousand nine season interesting for everybody you know not only with the team shakeups but also just with the schedule with this new cup car. Take me through your respective season since you know both you. It was really a battle out there for everybody and I think people didn't really know what to expect towards the beginning of the season. The men you know there were some really close battles towards the end of the year. I yeah me I'll go here. Yeah it was. It was pretty. It was a pretty steep learning curve for me so I came in through a pro. Not even really thinking I was GonNa make it and I did pro and then somehow someway. I made it into peak and you had to be honest. I didn't really know what I was doing. The first I guess quarter half of the year. I just kind of went out there and tried to learn every race and ended up breaking out a lot So that was pretty. That's pretty unfortunate but after that. Yeah we just started to learn and like I said just progressing week after week race after race and you know got that went under our belt and always the hardest the first one so it's really good and just trying to put that out over to twenty twenty and do all this year with the past four years of experience because fourth my fourth year was twenty nineteen it having such knowledge and everything with do wall then. The New Cup package came in so it was a doorly like different playing field. Like you know like you have everything dialed in. For several years twenty sixteen seventeen eighteen and twenty eighteen. We were progressing. You know really good towards the end you know during the playoffs. I think my worst finish was sixth. Sadly we didn't make the playoffs but Twenty nineteen it was definitely a learning curve for sure with the new cup package and dirtier and everything and how we set up the My team especially That I work with It was a struggle for us throughout the year. Take get the car setup. The weight knew there were a few races. Where where we had it set up? You know really good. You know Pocono IN INDIA BUT Unfortunately are racists ended up pretty early during Pocono and All India. We ran out of gas but the road courses short tracks. I think we had those figured out. But twenty nineteen was ups and downs but overall it was it was definitely a learning season with the new cutbacks. Said so I. I'm looking forward to twenty twenty to see what we have now ash. I'm going to turn to you for a second. Obviously you took that victory in Darlington and both of you guys. First of all had to the coolest throwback schemes that race each you honoring your You know one of your team owners with their numbers and some of the past Games now. I mean Ashton obviously like. You said that I win is the hardest. But I'm sure it's also the most special but how much more special is to be able to earn it when you're not just doing something like where yet my car like this is this is also paying tribute to a car. That Parker ran and a car that you know had special significance to him. Yeah I With that car I went through Like racing reference the site. That apparently doesn't exist. I've been told but we go to and I was looking through and trying to find when he ran the seventy seven like what races he wrecked out in. Because I figured if he's GONNA wreck out in in real life or something happened to them Dow would just make it so much cooler to do well with and sure enough. That's what happened and it was really cool and I worked out exactly. I thought it would and I couldn't be happier honestly is pretty now Logan. If there's anybody in I racing who pretty much can wheel anything. You've been in multiple different I racing world championships. Everything from you know. Different world of outlaws series too. I racing rallycross to eat NASCAR. You know you have to adapt to very different driving styles when you jump from one to the other the other. What was it like last year for you competing and just multiple series throughout the year. And how much you know. How difficult is it to be balancing to world championships at the same time? The way that were you know obviously my main focus was the NASCAR side of things. Because that's what was my main focus when I joined. I racing so I. At the beginning of the year we had sprint car will devout laws. Which we're going to try and go for again this year I mean it. It was It was a bit with my schedule and stuff like that. Maybe like testing or something like that. I work but Overall like transitioning. I feel like like once you're used to it. I feel like all you need is just a few laps. And then you know you'll just get hooked onto it and you know you're you're back on track. Basically no doubt now you also had some real world experience a little bit Last year we had kind of the Mazda program. T tell us about how that went down how you earned that and what. It was like to get behind the wheel. They're so basically I recently Mazda hosted a it was a hot lap challenge where they set up multiple time trials and they chose the top top five times. I believe and I got in week one so I didn't have to really worry about getting in like the next month or so. And then they brought in those. I believe it was thirty five to forty drivers into one race at Daytona which is like massive draft so anything could happen but we qualified pull for that race which was super awesome. Give us a big advantage and thankfully I pulled off her. Really good strategy move towards the end. Got The win which got me So there were two different winters. There's me which is the onset of winter. And then there's an ATTRAC- winner who had the fastest lap at a Sim. And so so. We got flow into the Rolex twenty four by Mazda racing which is such a cool experience last year and then we competed us to. We competed for the fastest lap. And whoever got the win in that got the tests originally it was supposed to be a VR. But they changed since I won They changed it to the thermal club which is more local. Maybe like about an hour and a half away from me so I'm so that's how I got the chance to test that. The test was just super tested. A dirt focus midget a few years ago. Twenty seventeen but the Masa mix five tests with you know Mazda motorsports and Joe Miller and everything. It was just a totally different experience and it was so awesome. You know you know you got the clutch h pattern just totally different than you know what I did in Twenty seventeen but it was Just overall dream come true to do that test now. I bring up some of the different stuff because I know Parker will drive anything and everything you know whether he's filming proving grounds. I mean the whole reason. He's not here is because he is voicing the Dakar Rally daily recaps on NBC. `Send Right now so I figure Parker would approve of this question out of I mean. Obviously there are multiple. I Racing World Championships. But if you could pick one car or one speck. That doesn't have an eye racing world championship right now for each of you if you could pick one and be able to say like yet if that one existed. I would go up. I would go in that one and win the championship. Which car would it be? I don't know about win. The championship bowed love to see indycar because that's areas in real. Life is crazy so yeah I'd love to see Indycar. That'd be cool mazdas. That's about the only thing I drive on road. I'M NOT GONNA lie. I don't drive anything else on the roadside besides the Mazda but if there was a world championship race that so much more Mazda farmer since its Mazar van hey buddy Christian has a Mazda real-life and he says moves all over the place. I respect no doubt now. Obviously the quality of the field. This year has just elevated so much. I mean you know you guys. You guys have seen how this championship has just really grown involved in. How much more pressure there is. And how many names that were in this series. Ten years ago eight years ago. Have all come back. I mean this is going to be the deepest field in Nascar Racing World Championship history. So what's it going to take not even just to be at the top when all is said and done in Phoenix? What's it going to take just to make sure that you're back in you know in that? Top twenty come the end of the season it's it's GonNa take a lot a strive and Just just Just motivation to build our setups because people are going to try harder. Obviously with all the more all the money involved in stuff like that and all is you know and more broadcasts on NBC. So people are going to try harder. There's more competition this year in the field. You know people returning from you know fishing top twenty peak last year and and then the top twenty pro was also very strong. You know you. Have you have old guys coming back like you mentioned like Sushi? Han John Borland Ski. Brad Davis who was still in you know and then You hit you had one more. I forget Brian Bob Ryan Yeah So the the so you know they. They see how it's growing stuff. So they're coming back and they were all they all ran up front. You know back when they ran. So it's it's it's definitely different for them. I feel like to with all these new names and stuff like that but I feel like like you said it's it's GonNa be a really tough field to race around. It seems like all the names This your have been you know. Really fast in the past and official races and Stuff like that. I mean that's what's unique about. Ira Sing those like you know. It's different from real life. Is You can have somebody that ten years ago as you know on the top and they can take a break and then come back and just as competitive so yeah it's GonNa be really tough. Last year is really tough. And you know the field is just gone up and up and up and it's grown and grown so it's GonNa take a lot more to just stay in the top twenty but I think it all just comes down to putting in the time and getting the consistent finishes and you now just doing what you need for the team and successful come from that I feel like all right Logan Clampitt and crowder Burton clicker mini sports. Before we let you go. How do we follow you guys? How do we follow the team? Yeah Berkeley Geese Sports for Twitter for Bring Clergyman East sports and then Ashton crowder for me on twitter Ashton crowder twenty-seven on snapchat instagram. Pretty much everything else. It's not twitter including twitch. I lost my old torch channel. So it's Mashing crowder twenty seven now but you can follow me Logan Clampett on All Social Media Platforms facebook twitter twitch It'll be l. clampitt forty four and then asthma. Ashton mentioned you can follow Burke Lehrman eastwards at Bir Clegg East sports on twitter and also media platforms as well to get Get all the information you need And trying to keep up with us and you know root for us all right Logan Ashton. It has been pleasure. Thank you awesome stuff from those guys. I guess we will just roll right into that second interview and we will go to the wood brothers racing teammates. I want to to talk about John. Would for a second. John would had a little fun yesterday on on twitter. I think we all had a little fun on twitter. There and I think Chris got got blamed for for Doug's word it was. It was fantastic. I mean we kind of have the whole. What is it when you've got two guys in the outfield calling for a fly ball and they're not paying attention to people's logged into the IRA twitter account at the same time as Angeles? Yeah because I thought dougie. It handed it off to me. But he ended up seeing some of the tweets with John was going back and forth because he was on his phone instead of putting together. Yeah now I am. I just roasted a Steve Lou vendor with the whole lasagna crocs things so That was funny. Sorry sorry Steve but the rule is if we ever had him the twitter account again. He cannot delete that. That is the only funny joke I've ever told in my life. I do not story. It's it is true. I I do not want the record of it to go away. Screen shot it. Yeah all right so Chris without further ADO. Yep Garett low Chris Overland both of them had fantastic runs at auto club a great teammates Garrett Joining that wood brothers racing team this year after moving over from renegades Chrissy a holdover from the previous year both great guys they mesh really. Well you know two of my favorite personalities in the series Chris will always shoot straight with you and Garrett's really come into his own as a fantastic driver and a great personality too so We'll go back to Charlotte with Garrett and Chris all right back here at our media day with a brand new would brothers teammates Chris Overland Garrett low guys. Welcome to the show. Thank you thank you happy to be here. Yeah Yeah I know that you guys just kinda putting paper and actually just made the announcement Less than an hour before we grab you for this interview. Yeah actually legitimately put pen to paper and a Lotta people did the digital signatures and John was like now. He can't be doing that. We gotta we gotTa make it a thing and excited. I'm very excited. There's nothing quite like that feeling. Feel like a Zeke Elliott. Maybe not as good but a- down there meet John and be able to get a little bit on paper also introduced each other for the first time as well besides dinner last night which was a lot of fun getting to everybody here at the media days to see put names with faces and to introduce team members teammates and as well as people leading these teams know. Obviously both of you guys in the pro series last year but four different teams Garett you've moved over from Renegade Chris. You're returning to your Traditional sixteen so Garrett that puts you in the Twenty one so you kind of got some big shoes to fill. That's a historic number and you are taking over from four time Mr Al Falah. So no pressure right. Yea FOR SURE. No pressure at all villain big shoes like you said but I'm prepared for it. I think we can handle it pretty well. Got a good team under our feet and I think that This is going to be able to promote us all the way through the season. Get us where we need to be to run for championship and Chris. Returning to that Sixteen that you Definitely have that towards the front a few times last year. Now Yeah actually the best shot that I had to win a race I got beat by Garrett so it was Something like to hundreds of a second so so When John told me that we were GONNA be adding Garrett. I was excited because yeah I had a head rail fowler last year but I've been chasing rafer years and it's almost like it's almost like I'm tired of it. I need somebody. I need somebody new to chase after and try to try to emulate and be as good as an strive to compete with so adding Garrett's Definitely GONNA be a boost to this team and I think that him and I are going to work together very well. WE'RE GONNA have three plate tracks so we're GONNA have a lot of time to spend together on the racetrack working together. So I'm looking forward to that for sure. No doubt and I mean it's funny because you guys kind of have totally different backgrounds in the Garrett last year. Was Your first full season and Chris. You've been a mainstay of this series for a super long time. So I mean I guess I'll start with Garrett obviously coming into the series this series for two thousand eighteen or twenty nineteen rather I mean what was it like the competition level. You know seeing that series for the first time and having to get used to the guys around you and just how high was that level. The level is extremely high much higher than I expected. The first few weeks familiar with some of the people do the pro series into the proceeds before that the previous year but getting into the series for the first time it was a huge change of just the environment a lot more competitive more people. You're not familiar with and trying to learn to race with different people and learning faces and Hughes all associated with each other especially with the draft. Lyster mixing things up. I was really good to experience that and I think it prepared me well for this. You're and Chris you've been in this series for a majority of its history. You'RE GONNA be making your hundred start this season. How much has that level of competition really changed? Since you made your very first start. God am I really hasn't been that long all man. Yeah I Started in twenty twelve as my first season I was sixteen years old so to see what it's like. I actually had talked about this earlier in the week to see what how things have changed in how quickly it's changed from you know. Just Forty Fifty guys in twenty twelve showing up and doing a race and the winner at the end gets ten grand. Everybody else goes home and gets to say that they participated. And now it's like. Hey we're GONNA fly you guys all out to Charlotte. We're going to have everybody in the same room we're going to. Have you know these people? You've been racing with for years. I'm blown away. And then when it comes down to the racing everybody is just more motivated by all of this. So it's I'm not. I told everybody this week is like as soon as the green flag drops clean slate for everybody. But I'm not giving you room not giving you room for racing for big money too so It is very serious. You can feel how serious it is. You can feel how everybody's having fun but there's that little bit of anxiousness now so it's just going to get more anxious more anxious until green flag drops in Daytona now working with the wood brothers. I mean the oldest team in Nascar History Guinness World Record Verified I. I hope John's listening so he knows that I've mentioned that because I know he put in a ton of work. You make that happen You know it's got to be special for both of you guys. Obviously again Chris. You're returning so you know you've built that relationship with John. Garrett obviously coming in with this team I mean there are teams of all sorts of different backgrounds in this series. There's you know they're professional sports teams that compete at the highest level. There are cup teams. There are cup drivers with teams. But there's a certain heritage you know that's associated with the wood brothers with all the championships that they've won with all of the different drivers that they've had I mean. How special is it to have your name as a part of that legacy as super important to me I think what brose is a staple of NASCAR? I mean that's the grass roots. And when you think of Nascar you think would brothers been around for a long time has a deep history in the sport to of mazing owners being a part of this series and part of this team that have really developed over the years and continue to even today and I think that's something that looks forward to move into East sports as well Getting INTO NASCAR. I think that's great for them to bring you out into that area. Well John was just telling me about how when racing was putting this whole deal together that it was started out with John and erasing talking and would brothers wanting to be a part of it. And that's essentially the wood brothers history throughout. Nascar if there was something new to be done Leonard and Glenwood were involved in one way or another and I mean when it came down to the draft a year ago and would rather told me you know. Hey were selecting you with our final pick We want you to be a part of our team. It like my heart sank. It was just like where else would you wanna go so there was no question? This year I was going to the wood brothers. I may be played it off a little bit. You Know Little Little Fan Service here and there but The Wood Brothers is definitely. I mean it's a prestigious thing like like Garrett said it's NASCAR history to be part of NASCAR It's beyond words in Chris. I want to turn to you for a second because not just NASCAR history for you with the others but he nascar history because again. You're one of the veterans of the series. And you're kind of the mouthpiece for a lot of the drivers where you know. A lot of the drivers trust you. A lot of the drivers want to give you. You know. Give you feedback and you haven't been afraid to share it. You know you haven't been afraid to share constructive criticism. Everybody's pulling in the same direction. But you know how did you kind of become that mouthpiece? Were guys store. Sorta started coming to you and you know how did you sort of develop the relationship with the people running the series to be able to have those conversations well to be honest When I first started in this series I was just the the mouth little kid you know. It's like Oh there goes Chris yone on another tangent And I'm sure there's some people who you know. They they still feel like you know. Maybe Chris should tone it down a little. But there's I mean there's a lot of things that the drivers feel. The drivers like you know voicing their opinion on but it seemed like there was nobody who was willing to take that next step in bringing that to I racing and say you know. Hey I noticed that this is on the schedule. At this time we would all really prefer it. If it was a little closer to this time you know there were some night races last year or not last year in previous that we had turned into day races because the drivers preferred the lack of grip in the day races. So it's just a couple things like that and then when it comes down to this whole situation The group chat that we're in. You know making plans to go to dinner and things like that. It just kind of seems like everything gravitate gravitates towards me and I'm like Oh man but I. I really don't know where it happened. It probably is just the fact that I like to talk. I embrace it and I've got some good relationships with the staff. Me and Tyler Hudson talk a lot. I mean you've talked a lot leading up to this and just being in the series along. I've got to know everybody so it's not very hard to get somebody's ear especially now with the big big mouth like mine. But I take pride in it yes Garrett. Obviously you've I mean you're not just a world championship driver in Nascar. But you've been right at the top level and Rallycross to you know an as as a North Carolina boy obviously Obviously special for you to be working with another team from the south in the wood brothers but you know on the rallycross. I've mentioned because you've grown that relationship you ran the low and Bro motorsports colors gain Imax. And you've really gone above and beyond and trying to grow that relationship so sort of how has that come together you know. And how does that working with another team in another series? How does that relationship kind of carry over to what you're going to do with what brothers where you're used to working with a team like that right well With the rally crossed it was little bit different. I wasn't really prepared to know. We're GONNA have professional teams coming in at all to hear that they were coming in. The series was fantastic. I think everyone was really excited. And be selected by Bro. Motorsports driver for me was a huge honor and be able to work within their great team to work with and they're they're small team but they're powerful and I think that would brothers as well. You know small usually a one car team in the Cup series but bit powerful and you know their name. Sake is huge cups. His you know who they are and same way with Llambro and so I think the connections there is much stronger now than with what. Bill is racing. And I'm glad to be here for sure. You can pay me to drive. Those things terrifying. They're fun I can't do it man. I. I'm not get road racing but for some reason rally cross grab gear jumps for good to go kick it out sideways so you you actually made the visit to the low and Bro Motors shop to a couple of months ago. So what was that? Like experience was great. I got to meet Steve. All his team engineers everybody. I didn't realize how small their team was. I knew it was small. Didn't realize it was six or seven people small and they have shops not huge. But it's got enough to fit all that they need and they have some great programs going on. I was excited. Here's some things about rallycross moving forward in America and worldwide as well some cool things here with Wrx So emerged looking good. I think it's moving in the right direction. And especially getting involved in sports like we've been talking about that's huge because that keeps everybody from different perspectives kind of connected to the same thing. And that's good to have when you're building a motorsports anything at all really definitely and like you mentioned. Obviously you know even down to the manufacturer very much. What brothers where kind of the small but mighty team right and I think that the small ninety teams. Sometimes you underestimate him. A lot of times people were soon busy. Underdog as well So I think that that fits me pretty well but Oh Chris here. The veteran series. You know who he is. I like you're talking about earlier. I know a lot of younger. Drivers are in series. Hasn't been here as long kind of lean on some of the veteran drivers a little bit. I had to kind of voice your opinion because we don't have much priority when it comes to pecking order and so kind of you know. Hey this idea. What should we should we talk about? This may move in this direction. And I think that's veteran. Drivers are good to have even. If it's a bad idea all get Chris to tell them like take. Hey that's fair. I mean you know that's what we're here for. We're here to try different things I mean. That's the whole reason we're in Charlotte in the first place. This is totally different. I mean I know that you guys are just kinda getting started but You know with your Media Day commitments. But just from what you've seen so far I mean what is this day been like and how how is it really setting the tone for twenty twenty The tones was when we kind of nounce. The prize pool is kind of popped out of their sockets for a second hold on like well. That's that's a lot of money. Definitely raises aches people. Definitely you feel a little bit more tension but getting to meet everybody you know. We're all here for the same purpose we're here to grow series and Growth Sport But we're also here because we're competitive and we're going to want to race each other heart each week but I think building respect Off The track I think is just as important is on the track being able to meet people that you may have had a feud with in the past has been pretty cool. Everyone all here for time and I think we're GONNA have any better time next couple days. Yeah so far so good. We haven't had any altercations with anybody yet but we're going to go pro multiplex tonight so who knows. We may have some helmets thrown. But it's very exciting. I'm so proud of this series is come getting to meet all these people that I've been racing with for nearly a decade. Now is it. It's almost unfathomable well. I mean we trust you guys nobody over the PS two in the hotel ahead Miss Streak. Oh and you were on that for a few race I try to. I try to hit the. Ps Two as much as I can. So I've got a little bit of an advantage so I won't I? Won't you know my horn on that because when it when it comes to the stuff that matters I'm not normally one of the contenders but we're going to change that this year? All I know is I handed the controller to you and I don't think it left your hands after that might not have had to go to bed at some point though all right. Garrett low Chris Overland with Wood Brothers guys before we sign off. Just tell us how to follow you. Tell us how to follow wood. Brothers racing would brothers gaming yes so on twitter Garrett low underscore six on facebook my racing page as well as my IRA seen as Garrett low racing. I don't have instagram yet. But I work on that. I think we'll get that here. I've got Chris. Overland forty seven on twitter on instagram and on facebook. It is C. O. R. Forty-seven Chris Oberlin racing. Forty seven brothers. Of course wood brothers racing brothers Gaming John would on twitter. Don't bother him send it. Send all that stuff to me. I'll I'll take it year. Is enforcer. No I wouldn't. I wouldn't go that far that the filter the filter. You are the gatekeeper. All right guys Garrett Low Chris Overland it has been a pleasure. Thank you for coming on. Thank you for having us. Hip always good to hear from John. Woods boys moving on though Real world recap a lot of things going on on the ovals this weekend. Chris. Let's start with Thai. Yeah a awesome for us to be able to resume that relationship with time Jesse on the ON NASCAR national series level. I mean we've been a frequent supporter of what he does in the super late model side of things tie celebrating. Slam win number one hundred earlier this year. But we've followed him to niece motor sports for a multi-race deal that Kicked off in Las Vegas He's run that forty five truck full-time Had A great year in Arca last year to kind of propel himself back up to the truck level and had a solid finish. Had a solid run in Las Vegas finished. Thirteenth was really knocking on the door. That top ten throughout the race so awesome for Titus show up and you know really show what got this year and I think it's GonNa be a great season for them. Yeah it's a good team They've got good equipment Their cars run strong. And so I think it's a great opportunity for tie and it's you know like you said it's exciting for us to be part of it He's been strong supporter of I racing since forever right and I mean obviously people probably know his story about you. Know his I think he has the two highest. I ratings in the history of I racing or at least they were at one point so he's quite the IRA sir Specializes in super lates. Lates and in the real world is now one hundred wins and soup relates which is pretty darn impressive. The Guy can drive so it's cool to be associated with a great guy be seeing them at the tracks. Say Hi let them know that you're an IRA sir. I'm sure it'd be happy to chat with you. We also had great racing up the Cup series at Las Vegas Couple OF NASCAR team owners had pretty good weeks. Yeah we had the wood brothers and P two with Matt de Benedetto's we've mentioned but Also jt Dorothy racing with Ricky stenhouse junior that combination. We're only two races into the season but they've really started paying dividends. I mean they had the poll in the five hundred. You know ricky was run up front up there Manage that third place finish in the In the Cup race at Las Vegas. So I'm expecting big things from them. I think ricky just might have what it takes. Put that team back in the playoffs. This year I mean after after two races. It seems like it's a good match between the team and the driver you know you never know when. Somebody's switches teams and how it's GonNa work But so far so good. Pretty Fun to watch. Yeah exactly I mean and I know that. I mean re- ricky kind of didn't expect to be switching teams this off season and we all know that. But he's making the most of the opportunity and that's all you can ever ask for from a newcomer but I heard somewhere on the broadcast that they've got about a third of the employees working for them compared to some of the big dogs so it's impressive for them to be running up front and and you know putting on a good show. It's awesome always like the underdog staffing going back to Matt Benedetto. He's I think he's GonNa get his first race when this series you know. He's got good equipment. Got The wood brothers. What bothers commitment underneath him. And he's He showed that it can be competitive in in decent equipment and now he's got good equipment so I'm forward to him getting in Victory Lane The top level this year. Yeah I think it's a safe bet so moving onto the week ahead NASCAR auto club. I feel like we're GONNA. We saw pretty good preview of what we're GONNA see. We've we've pretty much hit the nail on the head of how the racing's GonNa be to to know we tend to and it's a testament not only to what our programming team. What are engineers do to make? This seem as realistic as it is. But also to Nascar to all the teams to everybody involved in the real world for giving us the right information you know to work with to provide the best experience possible. But I think we're GONNA see another great race. I think we're going to see some exciting battles for the lead I. I just hope that they're able to live up to what Ashton Garrett low were doing in those final couple of laps. 'cause they were they were trading the lead a few times with just a few obstacle if we get anything like that as a battle for the race win in the real world on Sunday. Then we're in for a heck of a show so who's your pick for the weekend. That's a good question I might say you know. I don't know I'm I'm Kinda riding that. Benedetto MOMENTUM WAVE. I'M GONNA GO OUT IN LEFT FIELD. I'm GonNa say this is the weekend for the twenty one car there. You go thank stenhouse. He's been running strong. I think those are my two picks. But I'm GonNa go with Danny Hamlin. Some Dan Hamlin loved. Danny Hamlin my favorite not not related to NASCAR racing series team owner. Danny have no not at all not at all different guy different guy. We also have a couple of good special events coming up this weekend. We have the BMW formerly known as the BMW one twenty now the BMW Sim one Twenty Cup featuring the BMW MA. Gte At the to our team. Events have got about six thousand four hundred dollars on the line once again looking forward to that. That's on Sunday eight. Am Easter thirteen hundred GMT shutout to BMW for supporting this and put in this Kind of pushing us to put this together so it's awesome to have them behind the Florent team. Oh if you're listening there. It is that we appreciate it. They always put on a good time. So I really I I enjoy those these this series though. It's it's it's fun. It's just a couple races throughout the year that put a little cash behind it and also the winning team has an opportunity to to their urine award show in Munich. So that's That's pretty cool. You can't just go to that for funsies. Yeah six opportunities. We had two of these races last year and the community showed up and BMW. You know really went about force to expand this six. Yep We also have the The twelve hours of C- bring the following weekend and then IMSA decided to get in a little bit more and we have this sieber ninety which will be on Sunday which is going to feature the Audi rs three LMS tea CR and the Porsche. Seven one eight came in. Gt Four Club sport. Oh well done there. You type those words. I could see that your your brain was hurting trying to get worse so we got ninety minute race. Not a team event for those of you that were clamoring for just an individual kind of endurance type event Should be pretty good. They've put some prizes on there and we have a landing page for it So check it out on. I RACING DOT COM SLASH IMSON. Ninety for more details. It's also watch. The twitter watched the facebook all these social media's etcetera etcetera. Thanks again for listening to another episode of the I. Racing downshift episode twenty. Don't forget to rate review and subscribe on Apple Podcast spotify anywhere else. Chris has put this thing for Kevin. Bobby Chris Leoni I'm Greg West. We'll see at the track.

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P!nk, Dax Shepard, Trevor Noah

Ellen on the Go

55:35 min | 1 year ago

P!nk, Dax Shepard, Trevor Noah

"Hi, it's Ellen Degeneres. Welcome to my podcast. We're gonna listen to some of the best moments from the show, and it's going to be hosted by four executive producers that I love happy listening. Welcome telling on the go on today's show pink talks to us about her internet haters. Dax Shepard gives marriage and PMS advice in ask. Dr. Dax Trevor Noah plays who do rather. And Ellen gives Texas elementary school surprise of a lifetime average at this is Andy on ago, and I'm Andy last ner, Andy and friends, dammit. On the go sounds like a podcast. Listen, I don't know if I were on the go. No, one cares. I'm Mary Connolly God. Kevin's. The second. Hateful leeman. We got glavin right next to Andy. Speaking of Andy, I'm ago. What would your mother say to you anytime you had like a stomach ache? No, it was anything if I had a sore throat. If I hurt my finger when he tries sitting potty. No matter what was wrong with me could have nothing to do with my stomach. Have you tried sitting potty? Okay. No, okay. Mom. It's a concussion, but sure. I got to watch Andy today at rehearse backed into the edge of a camera with his ear and turned around with. Made the strangest would noise I've ever heard while holding could not stop laughing everybody laughing so hard, and I missed what had happened. Now, we we had four executive producers and a and a and a one brothers executive by the name of David Maguire on all on a very serious. Call this morning with a leader of this company about serious stuff. And we were all listening and being serious, and I looked over at Indiana's little position on the couch, and he was smiling air to ear while looking at his phone because as as we as we record this podcast, the moola report was released. That's what I was paying attention to. But more importantly this show. You know, what I really do on this show is trying to think that's what Andy was trying with this show is shine a light on my co host. But today's show is really kind of about me, and sort of the happiness I bring into the world. Our guest will be today. It's seems like you're doing a pretty good job on your. He like he won't do anything on camera unless you beg, right? Right. More comfortable on podcast. Then you finally get them to do it. And he acts like it was his idea all along just here to bring joy to the. That's right. Comfortable on a microphone so a couple of months ago. The writers had the idea to say to sign Andy up on the on the website cameo on the app cameo where people could buy video messages personalized video messages from Andy, and it was all just for com. You can buy video it was launched and you could buy video messages from celebrities. So few wanted right? Pauly, D to say happy birthday to you or an excellent example or something like that. That's pretty much. That's pretty much what it is. And it's I think it's cool. Very cool. If you've got the money, and you want if I want to send a message, and the, you know, the the it's a it's an it's an app that spares no feelings of the celebrities because depending on who you are. That's how much your cameo is worth. So kev. The the writers as they were as they were beginning this cameo adventure with Andy, what was the first dollar amount. We start at four dollars. So for four dollars. You could get two or three minutes of Andy last nurse time to wish anybody from your cat to your grandmother. Happy birthday. Yes. And then we ran the price up slowly four at four dollars. We got hundreds of cameos, and Andy, you know, bless sart donated all the donated all the money all the revenue from cameo to the Ellen fund that. Was that by Indies choice? I'm not sure about that. But Ellen made you do that. But anyway, we've benefitted the guerrillas which is nice. Yes, we took care of the guerrillas. And in in the process of all of this. There is a young man whose girlfriend is very very big fan of the show and a very big fan of Andy's and her name is Bridget and she lives on Long Island. And so you Andy you record a happy anniversary happy any verse. Remember that brings? Friend the boyfriend hired and the boyfriend recorded Bridget's reaction on video. What did the boyfriend pay for was in the two hundred range, he pay two hundred bucks say happy birthday to screw happy. Happy anniversary to them three years together. And then he tapes her reacting to it. And she is hysterical. She's cries she's like sobbing, and I love him. I love him. And so then you've never been. We're going to shatter that myth right now. Kevin writers thought it would be fun to do something with or maybe Kara thought of it. Someone thought of it. Yeah. We check them with her. And and and she just was horrible. They said with her and she just just in Skyping with our staff. She was crying. And the end result was we brought her here to be on the show and in bring her here to be on the show. We also invited her because of her love for Andy. She has a lumber Ella our podcast. She's listening to every podcast. She loves the podcast. Yeah. We invited. Her to be a guest today on the let's go getter. We have not seen her today yet, she has done a share. She on the third floor sixteenth. Richards bridges hugging. Ed. Bridget's bridges hugging. Favorite favorite person person? You heard it. Oh my God. Oh, my God in the boy Bridget to Ed. Hey, how are you? Sorry. We don't have a Mike for the boyfriend boyfriend doesn't ever Mike? But I, but I am kinda the new guy in her life. So. We we were best friends started dating for like a year. So he's known about my obsession with aloe. There you go. So you just have to accept it going in wouldn't say, you're exactly threatening. Bridget. Welcome sandy on the go. Oh. It doesn't. It doesn't hurt. Our feelings are. Three non celebrity co hosts. That's kevin. And that's Ed. Yes, we all have our own little version of celebrity. Yeah. We were just how much did you spend on the cameo video. Oh, it's a hundred. Exactly. Explain me. So he says I need you to watch this. And then start did you know, he was taping? You what happened? So he he was on his laptop for a good five minutes before he gave me the gift. And I was like what is this president? What is happening? And I didn't know that he was recording. He just turned around and showed me. And then once it was over he pressed the pause button, and we washed it back, and it was to me that's a rational reaction, but everyone else. I was like okay rational reaction for most people. But right for Andy for an average, Andy most people don't have that reaction. So. You know, as you're listening to this podcast. If you want to see the reaction go to Ellen tube or go to your DVR and check it out. It's still on there and watch the reaction. It's hilarious. It's hilarious and overwhelming and taxes. And I just love people who are just like such fans of the show and fans of Ellen understand. But why do you listen to the podcast? I. The four listeners. For sure. Poor show on a rotating basis. Our spouses one week on correct never listened. We have all of our listeners in the room with us. So what do you like? So I mean, I listened to it. I fall Ellen on all social media platform. So I knew it is I should everybody should. So I knew the podcast was coming. And I listened to it the first day, and I honestly laughed out loud. And that doesn't happen with most podcasts, but I was laughing out loud. And I drive a lot for my job drive at least two our and what did you do? I'm an admissions counselor university of Scranton shout out over. I used to have a little my wife, and I used to have a little ski place in big boulder. Yes. Yeah. Beautiful. He is a big boulder in its little place. God. We're all connected him on weight. Bridget. Changes subject. Why are you ruining her celebrity crush? Did I have a question? How did you sleep last night? I fell asleep pretty quick because I was absolutely mostly exhausted. I did a few times tonight interest kind of like stare at the ceiling was like, I hugged Ellen today. It seems like you spent way too much time on a mattress and still not getting a good night's sleep. Well, if you're struggling to get a good night's sleep. You've gotta try purple mattress. I've heard about these you have. Yeah. All right. Well, the purple matches will probably feel different than anything you've ever experienced because it uses this brand new material that was developed by an actual rocket scientists. Wow. It was not like the memory foam. You're used to the purple Terio feels very unique because it's both firm and soft at the same time. So it keeps everything supported while still feeling really comfortable loss. It's breathable. So it sleeps cool. 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I went to the university of a Malvern. Okay. I went to the university of Scranton. And with Steven my wife, I graduated last may and then a week later. I started a job as their emissions counselor, and I work out with students from the Long Island area. So yes, so I travel a lot out among island boyfriend do. That's great. Therapy. Also good for you. And these people who are actually able. Back pain back pain on Mike. So you can't hear them. But I'm going to have a little robe. We were asking you. Why you why you listen to the podcast? That's right. Sorry. You listen to the first one. And it was very funny. We love makes me laugh L out. And I mean, I'm a huge Allen fan. So it's it's very cool to see the behind or hear about the hind the scenes because you watch the show I watch it all the time. I love seeing the celebrities. And then hearing what what happens what you what you all do, and how many people work here now having so you had you had like a sense of that from your watch the show you follow her on her, social, you you listen to the podcast. And now you've been here you've been on the show. He's been in offices like how has it compared to the image? You had of it it totally. I mean exceeds all my expectations being any audience was a party super fun fun watching the Ellen walk. Oh and look behind you on that board. That's our plan for all the show's coming up. Yeah. So that's. Through seven right. That's so that's each act of the show. So the first act is the comedy the monologue and the into that kind of stuff and then eat every every act of the show and each open box is something that we have to put in there and that is next week's board. But if you had been up here couple of hours ago, you would have seen your name on the from last week. It's been such an overwhelming. How was it to the audience fun? So fun. Oh my gosh. So fun people. Everyone just dancing. It was honestly one of the happiest environments. I've ever I've ever been. Would you say it's true that that we're we seem better looking in person than we sound on the podcast hundred percent. Away when I walked into the when you only had the voices. Did you realize Kevin was heavy set as he is? She's seen me on the show for years. Come on. Actually, I saw Ed before outside and this. I was like, oh, that's Ed in the plaid shirt. And I was like I know from behind that was kind of weird. He's got that weird Gaitan. My one friend when I maybe two years ago and Kevin was on. It was like, please tell me he's straight. And I go. Sorry, just Mr. window. Window bridget. You're you're affecting for Ellen are well-documented affection for Andy also will document. But here's a very important question shore, if you had to be stranded on a desert island with one of us who would you wanna be stranded on a desert island with a good question. Mary I have I have ashes question before. And probably know that my answer was you. Yes, I think because I Mary seems very religious. Canoe out of Kokomo. Got some water here. You got a crock. To complement me. Either not not compliment. Good. Mary we always say Mary's the conscience of the show. I will say this about Andy, though, he's he's in his own mind. He's a huge celebrity, but he also is really handy and resourceful. Nothing in here. But when he goes home tour. Project. He'll like oh looking gosh. You actually vape. Oh, you think did you think it was a joke? Do you think that was a total Joe? Really has a ration. I really wanna see. Oh my gosh. Yes. Now, are you a fan of the show? I am. Yeah. So Birgit turned me onto the show when we still wagon when I started school like five years, and so I've been keeping up with it at least best. I can she's like every day all the time. I try and keep got it. But it's hard to guess while you're not Mike. Personal tell me you guys live together. No, okay. Guy figured I'm going to be screened for three more years, and she was leaving after this year. I'm from Stanford Connecticut. Yeah. Yeah. We talked about that. Stage. I I was telling you I was like, oh, I got really starstruck. When we were talking Andy, he said, oh, you're from Stanford. I have a house like we used to live in Westport. And I was like, oh, cool. I didn't say anything else. My grandparents had a summer house. So we used to go there. That's what sport. But but you'd have to go through Stanford to get to one you do everyone hates Stanford. They all turn by turn directions. On what? Jealousy. I'll tell you this. I did not have any sense that there would be so much Josie around. Around my celebrity. Raw feeling we're all seeing it. You think? Favorite others in other than things that involve me, what are your favorite segments historically of the show? Do you have like some that you go? Okay. This. I loved to out all time favorite guests of show. I love knowing this is great David Spade. Every time he is on this show. I makes even watch it over and over again. I just think he is so funny and so good with Ellen. Or so together, I'm the same way. I'm he's one of the guests that genuinely makes me laugh outlets the entire time out on the floor. And it's also the stuffy says under his breath, and the way he knowledge is when he's bombing. Like, he doesn't think it's going. Well, just love your. That's very. Good the other one who's your other one, Sean Hayes. Oh my gosh. He's funny to burn Allen. Oh my God. Yes. Guest host. I did good dance dance. Hard on it. He didn't even he he worked so hard on that dance. He blew out his knee. Did you really oh my goodness. He rammed his shin into a speaker, and her soul limping a little bit in between. And then he during the show. True. True. Well, now, I think you should have Bridget wants to ask us any do you have any questions for at least, Andy? Questions for everyone. More for. So I was wondering what do you think you would all be doing if you had not gone into television? Well, what we could answer for each other. Kevin is a Kevin is a brilliant artist. Really animator. Yeah. He really he's really really. So I would take them would either he would do something with art or he also I think could design amusement park rides. That's pretty cool. He's like a really really thing about into he stumbled into an NBC page, and we've never you know, we hired him on our show as producers assistant and we've literally never let him leave. We just give entire life has been here. During the truth is Kevin would be successful. Anything? To say now, Ed Ed speaks very very fondly of many jobs that he's head over the course of his life. But he probably speaks most fun -ly about a job that he had probably in college where he detailed cars, and he loved it. I did love and I loved working in a car imagined that if Ed had not had an internship at a TV station in Philadelphia where he fell in love with television. Ed would probably be the owner of a number of auto de tailing shops throughout New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and he'll and he would be like the auto detail king and the way I knew he drove cars, you know, how in the car wash there. The guys are crazy the way they drive the cars around, and you think oh, they're going to crash we were going to the daytime Emmys one year, and I we went together and he got off on the wrong. Ramp. And I said Ed, this is the wrong ramp will just you know, we'll just whatever he said. No, no. I got this. He puts it in reverse. No. And why does like a spin and goes back on the freeway, and I was like, oh great. Car pretty much sums up. Heart attack has probably the worst sense of direction of anyone I've ever met, but I still aggressively. Stop him for absolute conviction. I would do if he didn't go to television. But I idea for you when you get outta television. What I just think you're one of the most empathetic and honest people I've ever met if you could council anyone on their life with their struggles. They've had. Incredible. I think if money wasn't a thing, and and I didn't have a family that drains me of every penny. I would love to work in a rehab or help people with what I've been now the other thing that Andy has talked about that he would like to do in retirement in retirement. And I think I think if he did this other thing he would also then council people throughout this entire process. But it is mentioned over the course of the years that he would like to somewhere open up like a little Fudd shop. I wasn't. I wasn't Stover Mont one summer. And I was just like I met a guy who just did that he had left Wall Street and working in New York, and he opened up a fudge shop, and he seemed so happy and content. What would it be around the corner? He's doing the milk milk. Because he's five. Shop. Eat. Tweets offie and Hocquart court. Yeah. And Mary like some kind of celebrity whisper Mary would be she'd be like a manager or she'd be good at talking people off the leg once had a job where she worked with a celebrity, and and seemingly for the singular purpose of helping that celebrity with talk show appearances. Oh, help make them to help them with talk show appearances to help make them like there's a certain thing on a talk show. You have to. It all unfolds in ten minutes or less sometimes in like, six minutes, and you have to make it not seem really forcing our Ganic get the thing out that you wanna promote and not make that not make that seem like the only reason you're there and for a few watch the show you see for some celebrities. It's really hard for them to do that. And if you don't really interest, the host wants the host has been doing it for a while, they just read the questions and then take a break, but but Mary can make people more interesting than they might otherwise appear. That's cool. I would say, yeah. That's what I what would either that? Or I think she would be like a post mates driver on Cape Cod. Oh my God. You weren't doing what you're doing. What would you do? If I didn't go into television. Successful career in TV. Oh, I don't know. I think I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I think it'd be really cool to be really a great chef like have my own restaurant able to cook really good food frigid. That's good Bridget's. A dagger be pretty cool. That sounds diner. I'd go to Bridget's. All right. What else? Bridget. What's another question? You wanna ask? So I get really excited about Ellen an Andy. And I'm wondering is there anything that gets you all as excited about Allen, easy for me hockey the LA kings kings fan? Yeah. Yeah. Talk meeting the players being at hockey games. That's my happiest place. Kevin kevin. I don't have your range of emotions. This is true. Never that happy. I'm probably not that sad. Either. Yeah. Disney like Disney, but I wanna sad. It's sad and ten is pure joy, Kevin because of his alcohol consumption lives his life between five and seven. And so he never really has to be. I think he's I think you're right that his lows are higher than maybe ours. Fine. Yes. But Kevin Disney after three drinks is. Is you he so happy, and he all he wants to do is share that joy with ever is that that's one of his biggest things really fun. Not having fun unless we're all having fun with him. It's not fun for him unless he brings ever wonder what about you? Well, I really like Bruce Springsteen same so Bruce Springsteen would make this. Okay. If I go to Springsteen concert, I find that like my heart hurts from smiling. So I just love him so much. I just can't help it. I'm from Philly. So I was raised and as raised in south jersey. He's from jersey just have feel a connection to him all the car stuff. Just. Yeah. That's probably the closest very nice, very nice. So guys, as you know, mother's day is just around the corner. So if if you're anything like us, you wanna give your mom or the mother of your children are really thoughtful gift. That she will always cherish. Well, there's one gift that thousands of moms have been calling the best gift ever. 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That's right to get ten dollars off your purchase of a skylight frame. Just go to skylight frame dot com and enter code Ellen. That's S K Y L I G H T F R A M E dot com. Promo code E. L L E N and happy mother's day. Everybody. Pink was on the show and really talked about what it's like to go online, go on social media and see some of her haters, and how sometimes she just has to respond. Take a listen there's a lot of haters online. Then what I like is. That you go after them. I have to sometime. Yeah. And good for you. Because you know, we get a lot of. But really, I mean, sometimes I feel like I can change their minds. Really? I'm all about injustice. I don't like injustice. Don't like how brave people are non Asli and rude. Just mean mean mean-spirited, and so I do I go in. Yeah. If I have time, I go. Yeah. 'cause you had there was an cute little picture that you posted of you. And Jason I think will it was in it. And there was a pelican involved in Newark because it was cute because there was a pelican. But his his diaper was off. Yeah. And. People went at you just because he was not wearing a diaper. There's two sides to this. I see and one is I didn't even realize I didn't I didn't look at the picture that way. I looked at it from there was a pelican that flew into our room it spent two hours with us, which was incredible. And then I got worried that it was sick. And I tried to call the animal rescue no one wanted to pelican. And it just became a whole thing. But we tried to give it some smoked salmon. And it. I was the only thing we had those like fish. But. It was incredible experience for my family. And I have a two year old two year olds don't like to wear wet swim diapers. And apparently at some point he took it off. And I don't think like that. We're like we live on a farm. My kids are naked. It's what happens I'm naked. Sometimes. And and then people, you know, people want as far as saying someone to call trout services because he didn't have a diaper diaper on. And and how dare I like some of the nastiest things. And I cried I cried so hard after that because I like to share my family. It's it's my proudest moment in my whole life. I'm prouder of my kids than anything I've ever done, and I just I won't share them anymore. I won't do it. I'm not posting pictures of them anymore. And I understand people saying you need to be more careful because you are in the public eye, and you should have thought of that. And they're right. But there's a nice way to say that there's a kind way to be online, and I'm open to kindness. Somebody else taught me two weeks ago that the word gypsy is actually derogatory, and I'm not a person that uses derogatory language, I wrote back to them. Thank you so much for being so kind and for educating me, I'm editing. It I'm taking it down in that word will never come out of my mouth again. There's a way to do. There's a way to learn that. Well, that means that. Yeah. But it's also a good time because it's probably she's seven now it's time to pull her back from the world and let her live her live her best life. Yeah. And she will live her best life. Yes. Yes. For a raise. And she got it. Wow. Good for her. And she got to spend time with the pelican how how specialty that. Yeah. I have so much respect for pink. Over a lover like crazy. And she doesn't even know that she, and I are thing and that we share the same birthday or like both from the same part of the she's from doylestown, Pennsylvania. Really? Yeah. She's knows no any of it. Yeah. She knows the MD. And I. Indian I. Guys. She was on. She was on when she was on the show the other day, she sitting next to Ellen and we walked up in a commercial break, and she stood up in hugged me. And then Andy said, hi, and she reached over, and she hugged Andy and walking away. And he goes why does she hug us? How does she know? I'll just surprised Mary's like she's been here. A lot of times. She's come to New York for us. For our shows. So I spent a lot of time talking with her at I guess Ellen's last guard. Told me when I've asked him what their favorite live concert. They've ever been to they said pink scenery staple center when she was just here. She's playing the forum. I think to she really that's what I was told. So now Bridget's segment where she comes in. We'll be airing this Thursday, correct. You're listening to this probably on Tuesday and look for it on Thursday where where the Adam Sandler show where what where I make a woman's dream. Come true. And a lot of times. How is it? How is it? Let me just say. You're gonna celebrity bubble. Like, I am right. A lot of times. You're just living your life forgetting and not totally aware of the pure joy, you bring people in happiness, and sometimes you give the will to go on people who get very low. Okay. And then Andy, and they get happy and oh God. It's. It's a lot of it is so everyone the while what I like to do is taken that is open that little bubble really allowed Bridget in. So like if allowing me. If I if I thought about this. Yeah. Like, you know, the way producer should have. You would have never let it. I would have had your saintly wife, Lori here listening. Yeah. Just on the phone to the notion that, you know, every this in a while you like women's dream, come true. Just here. Laurie listener is a Saint. She is so funny. She is so smart. She is so lovely like disappointment. It's amazing to have someone like Bridget who goes isn't. He listeners one of my favorite people in the world. And she her retort to all of this would would be elicited shock when I I showed her the video of Bridget getting older. She's like she. No one would be confused then Laurie last night is by all of this. Bridget. Do you have any other questions? I do Andy. What is the biggest piece of advice? You would give to young people my age. How old are you? I'm twenty three twenty three during the fair. Young that is. I would start with Kevin because he has a lot of wisdom closer to twenty three. I would say to always write a thank you note, a handwritten whatnot an Email. That's how that's how that's how he ensured his job here. And if you're ever stuck I think the best thing to do is say to yourself, what would someone smarter than me do in this situation because it takes yourself out of it. And it's much easier to come up with the solution. That's very interesting interesting. Those are my two keys to success. I would say probably look your Andy cut out in the I know you'll have to bend down a little bit. No, I would say send it out for you. So I would say to do something that makes you happy everyday. No matter what it is even if it takes five minutes and just know the time moves really fast will feels like I was just twenty three. So it just it goes it goes by fast. And yeah, say, well, you're probably a little younger than twenty a little younger. But but just know that it all goes fast and chase your happiness, and I think the money will come don't spend your whole life stressing about money, you know, just have fun in what you're doing. And and the successful come. I think Mary I sort of I pretty much agree with what Andy said what I would say is don't worry about the stuff that everybody tells you you're supposed to be worrying about at twenty three. And if you have integrity with the job that you have if you have enjoyment, if you're around people that you like being with you feel happy, and you feel good about the work. You're doing doesn't matter. What that work is. Because you wanna feel good about all those things. And if you don't feel good about all those things make a list of where you could go in what you could do that. Would check those boxes and that list will like you can help manifest your future with that list. And and enjoy the moment, you're in not the moment, you hope to get to that is the maybe the I think it's all found advice that they all just gave you, but that enjoy the moment Iran and not not the, you know, the one that's coming has really really precious. I think you may not need advice. You use seem like you really like you're so sweet crappy. And you know, what I would say what I would say twenty three. Year old me is relax. Yeah. I would agree. Relax. Just relax fun, work hard have fun. You know, I wish I would have achieved. I don't have a lot of regrets looking back. But I wish I would have achieved little more balance. Maybe not worked as much and I think they're all right in saying. Go after things that you love to do. And if you don't love to do them because it will still feel like work, even if you love to do this job is work, even though we all really really genuinely care about each other NF been together for sixteen years. It's amazing like my life changed immensely when I met Mary. And and it's been just a crazy ride that I don't even feel like I deserve ever since I've surrounded myself with people who are smarter than me, which inspires me to work harder and all the rest, but I think your happiness in this moment right now is really the most important thing in your life every moment of your life. And I wish I could have seen some version of that at twenty three to because I never changed more than I did in my twenties. I was a whole different person by the time. I was well into my thirty's than what I thought I wanted in my twenties. So that's. Yes. The only person that gives advice better than us. I'd have to say, Dr dex. Yes. Pretty much better than ours. Enjoy it. It's always fun. When Dax Shepard is on the show and we've become wins. We've become friends with him. But he's also become sort of a regular for us doing a segment where people ask him relationship advice because he's got that great podcast, which is exactly what he does on there called the armchair experts. That's great that he now has a spokesperson for overalls, which is cool. So he was on again, we love Dr Dax and Jackson doctored axe. And here's he doesn't appoint listen. I love podcast. I love your podcast. You have armchair expert. And you have a lot of advice. You're smart smart fellow. So it's time it takes him a audience questions, and it's called ask. Dr Dax and Catherine I've e. Where's Catherine Ivy? Those arabs. All right, Catherine. What's your question high? So I'm wondering I've been living with my boyfriend now for over a year in house that we bought together some wondering how long I should wait for ring 'cause I'm getting a little impatient. Or if I just do it myself. How old are you twenty seven? Okay. Twenty seven this is about the time. You're giving me kind of. I would say one hundred percent ask him in my case. Personally. I chris. And I said, hey, I just don't believe in marriage. I'm not religious. I don't understand what proved the state of California. We like each other. What is all this doesn't make sense? All right. That's your thing. I then took me two years this holy realize. Oh, no. She really wants this. I need to just throw out. Whatever thing I had my shoulder. And then and then I asked her and she was very very shocked. But you know, if you want something you should ask for that thing. But wait, wait. Have you talked about have you discussed marriage before we have. And we went ring shopping last summer. Oh, well, then you've already talked about it. So why isn't it it just and then you just stop talking about it? We have we're gonna lot of pressure from parents. Okay. Wow. Visit turn. Yeah. You wanna get married though? Right. I do just a little nervous. You're nervous. Well, you shouldn't be nervous. It's one thing if you no, no, no. But I just wait until you're not nervous. All right. Hopefully, we haven't helped at all. Let's you know to marry you. Mary Hannah co where's Hannah co? Hi Hannah, right? My name's Hannah. And I wanna know how pm has affected your relationship. How do you deal with it? Okay. My PMS or my wife's I assume my wives I have two daughters. My very best friend Ryan Hansen. He's got three daughters. We're all together all the time. So we have five daughters in each have a wife that seven women were saving now for an apartment downtown LA. And about eleven years. He and I are gonna just go. Hang there for three days a month and just let them sort it out. Okay. That's a backup plan. But what I will say you have to really remind yourself in that that three day window like I'm not here to solve anything. I'm just here to listen and be compassionate. And try to understand what you're going through. And then in a few days, we get back into the proactive approach. Answer. Okay. Yeah. I like that one. All right. In that clip. You heard mentioned PMS. Yes. Okay. This is the behind the scenes story. I like it already Ellen. Yeah. A woman who hosts our show Asmat a flaming homosexual man who works here. What PMS was she didn't know the term PMS. Now, remember Christian saw was it was real. He goes like, pre whatever it is. I don't know venture premenstrual syndrome. She's like, oh, yes. Of course, why am I asking you? And they both had a nice laugh. Somebody. But I'm not surprised she didn't know the term for it. Like, she knew no medical terms growing up in Christian Science, so really solid and I'll get there. There's one thing I wanna play. So we air our show. Right. And then after our show airs we tape it the next day there is we feed it that night the next day. There's and then after it ares on television, we put some clips of it on on various platforms of one being. Being used to. Week ago. The you could almost guess that the clip that sort of just caught fire was the Billy eyelash on our show just as a menia for Billy Irish right now. She's brilliant seventeen year old singer. If you if you don't if you don't know that name go to Spotify. Check her out go to Ellen tube checker out YouTube this week we played who'd you rather with Trevor Noah host of the daily show and holy cow. That thing blow up. Yep. Wow. He was so good at it at the siding who would want to die mean. He just just he just kept jumping from person to person where you know, sometimes you play with the celebrity and the person comes up and Jedi. Just stick with that person. All the way through Bradley Cooper. Bradley Cooper, Bradley Cooper, Larry good reasons for why he would stick with someone or change from someone something about his Konda. But here is here is here's the audio of that clip. And then if you want to see it go to your DVR and check it out. Okay. So you're you're single single and. So we're gonna play a game it's called. Who'd you rather? Go some people that we're going to end up with the person that's best for you. Okay. And you have to be honest here. I will be okay. Let's see the first two. Oh, yeah. Riano? You kidding me? We have the exact same birthday. What does that February twentieth? Forever. Twenty two. So then I would never forget her birthday. That's an easy relationship. Does that mean, you're Aquarius or your sees Pisces riana, Tiffany Yana, Tiffany haddish? This is hard. I would go out Trish, Tiffany haddish. Now. Really? Yeah. You know, why? Because like Riano after while get bored of the fact that everyone's like, it's really who's that. Like, I want relationships to be more equal. That's right. Like, I would be a fan of hers. Well in the relationship, we've got a healthy relationship. It has to be asking a wake up every morning and be like, oh my God. It's riano. She's like we've been dating three years still so. Yeah. Tiffany haddish on she's funny. She's beautiful. I go. Now, we've got a Kardashian for you. Oh. Ooh. Okay. Can I like dirty secret? Like, I would have always loved data Kardashian just like four like a week. That's. That's actually the Amran just to be like in that world. I want to be on the show. I wanna be like in the in the game. Well, I wanna be a called Ashi and just for a little bit. You know what I'll switch to khloe? I'll go Chloe I'm friendly with them if you would like to be on the show or would like to to hang out with him. I can arrange that I'm going to be able to call you. And if you'd like that. Wow. I bet they would be thrilled. I mean us doing this right now match raking. Yes. Yeah. This is not a game. This is lined up backstage all of them. Reggie before the walkout. Okay. 'cause we. I'm gonna stick with khloe Kardashian. Jennifer aniston. Yeah. No. I'm going to stick with. I'm still into the action. Right. I'm gonna work this out for you. Right. All right. Oh now, I jumped. No because like khloe it's be too much drama, but it's not controlled drama with Nikki we can wrap together. We can do we can do the whole thing. Okay. Yeah. And if she wants me that means that her bums want some from Anaconda. So we rolling. Yeah. Didn't think we'd be talking about your Anaconda? But. All right. Let's see Nikki and around grun- day. No. Because then it'll be in a song. Not in the bed. We I just I don't want to be in the subway. I don't wanna be like thank you next. And then it's like. All right. Nikki is putting on that outfit and she'll be waiting in your dressing room. Thank you. You're welcome. Thank you. Welcome. If you change your mind about hanging out with the Kardashians. I can hook that up for you know, I think you being serious. I am being serious. Wow. Yeah. Name name which one and what you wanna do. And. So I can call Chris NASCAR. Okay. All right. I'll write out a wish it has to it has to go through Chris. But I think I can handle it. Okay. All right. You being very serious. Yeah. And I don't know what to do with this. I have to say that that Bridget Bridget ni- have to give a shout out to one important person in our lives. Thank you. Thank you. Here. We go. It's not necessary. But. Oh, there's a woman that I worked with for many many years at the Letterman show her name is Barbara Gaines. And she is really the person who encouraged me to apply for a job on the Letterman show years ago. And tell us about your connection to Barbara Gaines. Sure. So my grandma my grandpa bought this house out on Long Island back in the nineteen fifties. So ever since I was a baby I've been going there and Barbara Gaines lives next door. And so I've known Barbara for a while. And I really didn't have an idea of who this. Sag harbor in Sykora. Yeah. I really didn't have an idea of who this woman was and how incredible she is. And then one day, I probably probably fourteen years old, and I was talking about Ellen. And I was crying and proper. Welcome to our house. And she was like, oh my gosh. I'm so sorry. I don't mean. Like my mom's like, it's fine. She's just crying about Allen. It's really not a big deal. I was like, okay generous. And I was like, yeah. We love her. And then about two weeks later. I think I got this blue envelope in the mail, and I opened it up, and it's a signed photo of Alan and says Hello Ellen. Barbara had reached out to marry semi this this my price. And I honestly have wanted to think Mary for years for. And I had no idea that I would have the opportunity to probably it that all out because it's not about me. So if you're listening to the podcast launched you give shout out Barbara Gaines, regains who I have met, and who has lovely. She had a lovely woman. She's the best and I love that. There's a connection to Bridget. Yeah. Yeah. I I only I know Barbara gains in the way that you know, us I was when I was your age that the Letterman show, I think on on it when it was on NBC it was called late night with David Letterman. And then it became the late show with haven't been when it went to CBS, and I never missed an episode for like fifteen to twenty years never missed an episode. And so I knew barber because he would occasionally call around on the show so gains. We love you. We're talking about you in Los Angeles. Where maybe we'll have one more listener for this episode caller Intel. That's fantastic. Tell ask it. Download it traction only surprise came close to the Bridget surprise of my opinion this week. Yes is the KOMO elementary. Oh my gosh. Amazing. The video of them talking to camera. I can't watch that without crying one little girl who cries when she's talking to camera nothing is better than educators know, does just well, you know, of young kids, nurses. Yeah. PT's like they're saying, they are they are people who are in the service who are who are there to make other people's lives easier. I'm an of those people. I couldn't agree more like you do. But yeah, I just think but anyway, so come lamentably school. These amazing people who shape these kids who come from very very sort of tough circumstance backgrounds, and what these people have done to to help these kids is just amazing to see those teachers and those educators care so much about those kids. It's you know, as as a as a parent like you just hope that your kid is going to visit teacher every day. Who cares as much about your kid is these teachers? Administrators seem to care about these kids. Really, it's really very very moving. And we were so happy to be able to help them out so fun. So you're the math teacher Oma. God. But you're the one who's responsible for making these music videos. Tell me why you started doing that. Basically the schools teach him forward, Texas has low socioeconomic neighborhoods kids coming from different areas. A lot of them have single parent homes, and I wanted to relate what kids the music, and I'll be trying to do this for twelve years. So it'd be really really long time trying to get on his show. So the kids are doing what they need to do to be better individuals. So you started. I mean, you can see that they're learning in their engaged. I understand in like the it's made a lot of progress. Right. Absolutely. I've been at coma for four years now. And when I I was appointed principal come to make sure we were one of the lowest performing elementary schools in the district, and I made a vow to our community that within three years we were turned that campus around, and I'm happy to say that last year, we moved from f- to a BI campus, and we're knocking on the door. Amazing amazing. All right. And to make your the counselor. Yes, me, and they are your children, right? Yes. They are my sons my daughters. I call all of them sons, my daughter's there is absolutely. Nothing. I wouldn't do for them because they are me. We know how important your students are. So we have one more surprise genie. Are you there? So GD in. Hi, everybody high kids. How are you? All right. What is going on there? Allen. I had the best day here this school. They are the true definition of a community. These kids are so intelligent. They are so hard working, and I have two students here that wanna say something to you. This is sage this is Daniel stage. What did you say the Ellen? We love you Ellen so much because you spotlighted are mazing teachers here coma elementary in. We love you. And what about you? Daniel what did you say Ellen Ellen? I just wanna say thank you for having a kind and giving heart and all of these students want to grow up to be just like you one day. Thank you so much you have a kind of loving heart. And I wanna grow up to be just like you is what I want. I I I think all of you are amazing. And I love how hard you work. And I love that you have these dreams because you can do anything you put your mind to all you have to do is work and y'all are going to be amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with your life. When you grow up. All right. So you have a food pantry right? Because a lot of times they don't have food at home. So they give them food there. We do made initially started with teachers out of their own pocket. Just buying snacks and things for us to send home bags with students on the weekend. Well, I guarantee you there's some people watching right now that are going to donate. So all you have to do is go to our website. And and we're going to direct you to them. So that made help them out because I know that everybody at home is feeling the same that we're all feeling in this room. And you know, we partnered with Cheerios to reward amazing people who are going above and beyond and you're definitely going above and beyond. So Cheerios is going to donate twenty thousand dollars to provide food. Well, this has been so fun Brigadier a lot of. A lot of. Stupid show and Tony. Ellen cold. Tony, Tony, Tony L? No, that's. You guys are awesome. And we're really glad you're here today. I am so happy. 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Episode 6: Tony Gardner, TV, and Throw N Go

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Episode 6: Tony Gardner, TV, and Throw N Go

"Today on the I racing downshift Kevin Mike's the beach boys might be the only one that has the beach boys run in the back of their trysts also likes the beach boys pay now I've seen him in concert and I make fun of my boss for liking the beach boys because your old all that and more so strap in welcome to the show guys Greg West here with the boys Kevin Bobby Chris Leoni got another great show for you today. Sedate super stoked have Tony Gardner joining us here in a little bit president and C._F._O.. Of I._R._A.. Sing but we have a bunch of other cool stuff to talk about <hes> Chris I do. I'm doing well Greg. I am pumped up from the past. Few days of both I racing action in an awesome weekend racing New Hampshire Iowa Lime rock everything yeah and then we have Kevin decided to grace us with his presence he had felt the need to take a vacation last week back from vacation good to be back boys. It's been a busy week <hes> but it it's great to have Dave on the show last week and looking forward to having Tony on so a couple of <hes> a-list guests absolutely that's for Chris all right moving into this week in I racing peak series at Pocono. We had a great race last night. Chris tells about it. What a race at Pocono a lot of crazy stuff going on both early in the race and late in the race another green white checkered finish <hes> Richmond raceway sports Jimmy Mullah's pulled out his first checkered flag of the season wasn't incredible last re start battling with Casey Kirwin Clint Boyer Racing and you know I love how the team dynamic has changed the peak antifreeze series this year I loved watching the leak ray teaming up with Jimmy Mollison them working together to get Jimmy to the front of the pack maleek? You know pull the third place finish as well so great result for him. Ryan loses staying up front towards <hes> towards the Front for most of the race and <hes> coming home sixth but Keegan Lahey getting caught up in that early incident with <hes> Nicotine Germans Zack Novak everything you know unfortunate for him because he was the defending winner and had some major points implications because now Ryan is back in the points lead twenty five point advantage edge but the I think the real story from the points angle though is Jimmy Mola's with that victory climbing into a playoff spot with just two races remaining before the cut-off. I just like the parody because we had Casey Kirwin Emily Upfront and I watched I follow both those guys on on twitch and just thoroughly enjoy having them on in the background during the the afternoons while we're getting things done so to see those guys run up front a lot of fun we've featured Casey and a couple of different things including in our woo series as our feature driver and crystals above Aleutian Volusia another exciting one five different winners in five weeks from this world of outlaws Morton buildings late model world championship. Wow good job got to get those sponsors and come on our our sponsors do so many great things for us but <hes> you know Dylan Fox <hes> leading D._A._R._T.. Back to the <hes> back to the front of the pack and what's really been interesting to me is we saw the sprint car series earlier this year and it seemed like the top guys in the sprint car. Series really didn't have a lot of bad races or anything like that but now a couple of weekends in a row. We've seen guys that have been atop the standings that have just gotten bit Alex Berge around a couple of weeks ago gets caught up in Iraq last in the main blake cannon inherits the points lead misses the main entirely Volusia and now it's Kendall Tucker is swindle speed lobby sports team mate whose upfront and Kendall still looking for that first victory and <hes> we'll go to Kokomo and maybe he can make six winners and six races but <hes> you know the the trend has been really interesting of seeing these points leaders they get the top spot and then immediately something bad happens so I know Kendall is going to be hoping to break that streak. I'd like to Kevin's take on this because we have have to dirt series with Wu. We we have the the four tenths prints and we're on the late models now. Do you think it's because they're totally different. Animals to drive. I cannot function on the track and a late model. I don't know how to make it go all. Do you think that the the difficulty difference between those two cars is causing this parody. I think it's it's just <hes> the quality of drivers we have. I mean I think it makes a series more interesting. I think it's a good thing that we have different winners. You know it's it's why we have a championship. It's it's y you you run a ten or eleven or twelve race series and not just one race in chronic champion and to have the parody to have different people run on front different people run out front peak. It's it's it's all good e- e- Porsche supercup series eastport supercup series got that wrong starring US crystal threat means listening yeah but to have different people running up front. I mean you see the regular but you see a mix of new people and I think that's great for all Oldie series because it it it just shows we really do have the best drivers and all those guys are really top. Notch seems like every year and not every year every season where not just re upping reloading the talent keeps building and we really can't safely say we have the best drivers in ten years ago when we started some of these world championships series it was the same two or three guys up front and that was it especially on on the road side you guys we won't get it in their names but you know who was running up front and it was the same same guys has every week and I think it's more exciting to see a mix of people no doubt and I think Kokomo especially for the late models next week because it's so different from every other track that's on the late model schedule and you know the guys on Monday night. They were they were doing the post race interviews views and they were all they were really wary of Kokomo a lot of them not to. I don't know I it seemed like one of those races that they feel like well. If I can just get through Kokomo but I think that's going to reward a driver who takes a lot the risks I think that's going to reward driver. WHO's willing to be you know really toe that line between aggression and playing conservative speaking of risks moving into names tip of the week every week we talk with Iras chief Steward Nim Cross Ross on trends that he's seeing on the steward side of things and this one's a big one actually ties back to the I.? Racing Indy five hundred earlier this year where we saw some of these issues is talking about people that are getting ready for a race in developing a setup for hot lapping versus versus developing a set to actually run for an extended period of time on the track and I think we saw that a little bit with the I.. Racing Indy five hundred this year and we've seen with some of the other special events as people have equality set and then they're just putting a little more gas in it and in and going out there and racing with it and once the tires start wearing things start going awry yeah well I mean racing is all about getting to the to the checkered flag. I it's not about being the fastest car on track. There's a lot of stuff especially in long raises indy five hundred goes on ah five hundred miles right so locking go wrong. You're in traffic. Even if you're the leader you're in traffic <hes> same thing for pretty much. Any series name comes up with these these topics when we talked to them because a lot of what he does is coaching with members number especially new members who come in. Maybe they're used to playing a different game that has kind of a different experience different expectations and our goal is to make I racing more fun more enjoyable and better for everybody and you know I think we said it before most host incidents ninety nine percent are not malicious there actually mistakes so usually they can get fixed by coaching session so that's where we come up with some of these things from them and this is yet another place where I racing just like the real world world I remember growing up as a kid watching qualifying for the indy five hundred back when everybody would just throw together whatever equipment they could put in a car and you'd have you could basically have run to indy five hundreds if you wanted to with some of the entry lists and some of the cars that would make it work cars that really were just set up for qualifying in my dad used to call him grenades because they'd have these qualifying motors that would put them up in the top third of the field and then they'd go out on track and twenty laps later the motor would just blow and I remember there were there were even some really big names in one ops. That would just have that happen. Repeatedly in same is true here. You can't just set up for qualifying. You've got to have a much better setup for a longer race than something. That's just going to get you through two four laps moving on this week special guests who spoke to have this interview with Tony Gardner brought to you by Sim Lab Sim Lam Sponsoring Sim lab production car challenge Richard. The boys put together a great price back where one random winner for both season three. In season four of this of this year will win one of their P. One X racing's Chelsea's valued at about seven hundred dollars. I'm super stoked got my order in last week and <hes> looking forward to get in here in a couple of weeks should be should be a good time but without further further ado welcome Tony Gardner guys will. I'm super excited for the second week in a row. We've Got Power House Gas Tony Gardner President and C._F._O.. Of erasing has graced us with his presence Tony how you I'm doing great. I'm glad to be here. Thanks for having me Greg and Kevin. It's my first podcast and it's GonNa be hard to follow the godfather of Sim Racing Dave Kamer but <hes> I'll do my best. Well Tony's the most popular guy in the office today because he brought donuts so no one's going to say anything bad about you. I sh- go right to the biceps something like that now. Sony you been with a along time can kind of tell us about how you got involved with. I racing when it was more of a project then it is you know what the entity that is today. Yeah I won't go back too far in boy you with my whole career but <hes> I worked for a law. I've been in the software industry for a long time which sorta helped lead to this. I was in the gaming software educational software not in the SIM racing business but <hes> <hes> I I worked for some big public companies and <hes> then right around the the dot com era you know late nineties and early two thousands <hes> <hes> I went to work for an educational national startup and we ended up growing business up <hes> <hes> to a good sized company and we ended up selling that software company to a to a book a big book publisher based here in Boston and <hes> <hes>. I didn't WanNa work for a <hes> one hundred year old book publisher. I want to keep in the software space so I was talking to the lawyer that that I used to work with and used in my prior company and <hes> he he was a lawyer here at I racing and I just mentioned that I think I have my eyes as <hes> open. I'd like to go back and get back in the software space and do something new and he said well. There's this little company called I._R._A.. Saying that's looking for a C._F._O.. And that's a big part of my background so I came in for interview the view and they hired me at that time <hes> this was two thousand seven. The company started in two thousand four all the back office functionality was done by the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Group and <hes> I am so accounting finance legal H._R.. Back Office functionality that was all done by the Red Sox and again fenway sports group so I was hired to sort of take all that stuff over and get ready to launch I racing acing which we launched launched in two thousand eight and I had a lot of experience in online online businesses <hes> different spaces but so I was used to <hes> e commerce and things like that so I had that background and so I was I was hired to get all that business stuff going all the finance stuff yeah so that was back when we were really small yeah Tony and I I don't know if you remember we started just about the same time I think I was here a couple of weeks before you and we were in an office space two or three offices ago <hes> sharing qb sharing offices. I think you were put in the conference room or something like that. There's no space for you. One of the lucky ones I actually <hes> I was my office was the conference room so about three times a day. <hes> <hes> because it was who has a lot of stress back then it also remind me how hard a startup was because I had gone eight years in a startup and I forgot the very beginning of a startup is not a lot of fun and a lot of ways but <hes> yeah I get kicked out of my office office two or three times a day and would go for a walk or go make a new friend and sitting in his cube and who I was all the engineers were in there and they need the space yeah and the engineers wouldn't really talk to me because like they're just wanted to write code and WHO's weird guy coming in and talking about stuff so yeah that was good times good old days about how many employees were there at that time there was probably about thirty and we probably had had and then come to find out and I was only the C._F._o.. At that time and it was it was it was like three dif- it was like four different departments <hes> kind of all running on their own and I started jump in the middle of everything and <hes> Dave at one point asked to be president and I said sure that was about a year into it but we actually had kind of the wrong mix of people we probably went from thirty back down to twenty five and then we started to grow we probably had too many probably not enough technical people and too many people doing other things. We didn't even have a product so it was that was still two years before we even had a product okay that makes sense now. Transitioning into today where where's here is our our company's far size compared to what it was then now. We are fifty five full time employees and we we've been growing <hes>. It wasn't too long ago. We only had thirty five employees so we we seem to keep adding about six to seven employees every every year. We'd hire 'em. We'd we'd hire more than that but we have trouble finding to be honest with you. <hes> we're always looking for engineers and various technical people were starting to grow a marketing department as well so so thanks for coming on board fifty five employees we probably have about twenty fulltime contractors and almost all of those contractors do artwork they. They do a lot of the trackside objects we have eight artists at work inside inside the company but most of our artists artists inside the company have specialized skills. You know like you know like we have a particle artist and animation artist and environmentalist and in various technical artists the artists inside the company also do most of our cars so we outsource the trackside objects in fact somebody some of the car manufacturers won't even let us outsource the artwork because they're so worried about the cad getting outside and things like that so we tend to do most of the cars ourselves and in a trickier stuff like the particle stuff the animation stuff most of that is done in house. I understand of the main factors wouldn't want to give out trade secrets to just anybody Joe Schmo on the street right so you say that we're growing right now or not just numbers but we're also moving to a new space right yeah. We're we're. We're we're <hes> this is. This is a third office space right Kevin I think so was that third one. I've been in third one and we're completely full. We don't have one q one office space. I get the last big storage closet yeah exactly and so we're we lease a new office and it's about fifty percent bigger than this office. It's about ten miles down the road here in Massachusetts and we're moving in this fall and we're excited about that. It's going to be really nice and we're actually going to have a broadcast studio in that new office so we're sitting here hang leaning over car table in this podcast so we're gonNA have we might even do a little bit of broadcasting ourselves but we'll have. We'll have a better space to do things like this and you start to realize that we're not only a software company but you know we're were were hobby and we're were you know we're an entertainment company and we're trying to build a community so doing things like this is important to us so switching gears a little bit and talking about the business itself. There's always the rumors going around with the things are going through the roof or whether you know we're on our last slag but right now things are pretty good. Yeah things are very good in fact. I've never been better so yeah. I don't know if the fifty five employees and twenty contractors was about what people thought but that's our our size as far as revenue. We're probably we're probably quite a bit bigger than most people think or would estimate we do have ninety thousand active customers and and a revenue growth and our customer growth has been double digits way past double digits for the last three years. We've been growing at twenty five percent a year for the last three years. We've always had steady growth but it was more ten percent growth fifteen percent growth seven percent growth depending on the year <hes> but we've been profitable for the last eight years so and that's why we you know we keep reinvesting and that's why I keep saying we hire more people engineers are expensive but we every year we get bigger and we move a little faster people notice that <hes> and we you know for example <hes> couple years ago we brought in a second art studio and we we keep hiring more people trying to move faster. We know that we have a long list. The things to do and we we realized that we those are opportunities for us so we'd like to get to just like our customers. We would like to get to those things more than anybody so the company's doing doing really well yeah. That's something that I think people don't realize we're not holding holding back features and content they. They are ready when they are ready. They're out the door. It's just you know we are limited by time in manpower this this moment yeah yeah we're doing. We're going as fast as we can. Take all these. You talked a little bit specialized skills but everyone here has very specialized skills in this code base is very complicated so if you throw more engineers into the code base actually go backwards unless they know what they're doing so it's you know until they get up to speed and as you have some of our best guys doing do review for the junior guys that can you can actually go backwards because they're spending more time reviewing code and things like that until they got to speed so you you know it's it's Dave's Day was on last week. He's expert in tires. Other guys are experts and other things but it takes a long time for those guys to get up to speed moving forward and let's talk about your relationship relationship with John. Henry who is far more active than I think people would really realize not just within the community but within the development of the software yeah he's been great. He's been a great advocate and you know couldn't ask for a better owner. You know I talked about he's been patient. This is our what is our twelfth or Fourteenth Year Kevin. I'm trying to two thousand four that makes <hes> fifteen years right so good math good mass marketing guy I count there should be able to do <hes> simple math. I can't so he's been extremely patient. <hes> in extremely supportive of US anything we've ever needed he's he's provided and we <hes> he's very involved. We have an official meeting with them. Every month and we business review and we talked about ideas as Dave said last week he is he was very instrumental and the foundation of erasing in the culture the sporting code in the East sports that we now have he was he was ahead of his time with all that which was the foundation of erasing and you know I'll trade and then like and then he'll he'll get very interested in something specific. I like right now. It's he's he's he's. He's in. He's in our testing group. He's testing. I you know so that's that's the thing right now. He loves the skippy car so he that's been that's had the new tire model on it so oh he's been one of the guys testing the skippy car one of the perks of owning the company's Yeah your car that you like gets all the maybe that's why he and Dave get along so well because they both loved that car yeah they both like open wheelers <hes> but <hes> yeah so he's very involved he some it might spend hours and hours some weeks and then he gets busy with his other businesses sometimes and <hes> and he's off doing other things and we don't hear from them for a while but he has had a pretty good year this year SOx <hes> Liverpool win in the Champions League. It's a lot a lot of stuff going on. I just wanted to say Liverpool because he's a fan but he his mind is he has an engineer's mind in the mind is always working and he processes he can process things so fast and process multiple things at once. You got to be shop too when you're talking to him and Dave you gotta be sharpened on your game because they're processing things fast and you're trying to keep up with what they're talking about sometimes but I managed to do that. Most of the time have the Second Cup of dunks. Thanks yeah exactly all right transitioning here a little bit. Let's talk about the fun stuff. Let's talk about some teaser some stuff that is coming out. I think that was what people some people were hoping for last week Dave. He's like he's GonNa tell us everything that's coming out for the next ten years but we are going to talk about a little bit of what's on the horizon for the near future you. You're probably the best person to discuss that yeah. I'll I'll talk about some of the things that are coming in this bill. I think we're trying to get away from talking about things that we're working on. That might be <hes> not this build or two years down the road. We try to give general idea some of the bigger things like <hes> you know the sound engine and Dan damage model but <HES> try not to get too far ahead of ourselves because if we say something and plans change for a variety of reasons than than people get upset but I'll tell you what I think is going to be in this build for content <hes> the T._C._i.. Car The torn car that everyone's wanted for a long time <hes> it's the Audi- R._S.. Three that I think will be in the bill and I'm pretty sure that will be in the build. Alex Horne was actually up at lime rock taking pictures for art department some stuff coming out later this week also Dave waving the green flag is a good week in so we're excited about that people have wanted a touring car like that for a long time and <hes> and we finally got our hands on one and got the license and got the car. You got everything we needed to get it built so we're excited about that. <hes> Barcelona's looking good the circuit the boss Barcelona Cataluna. I guess this is the Luna Catalunia that is looking real good to be in a bill. That's a that's a great track. That's a three mile track. <hes> I was kind of poking around with it a little bit yesterday. We're going to have three different circuits on that to start art that also has a rally cross circuit and we scan that dirt section of the Rally Cross we plan on building the Rally Cross circuit as well but it won't be it won't be in the build. It'll be something hopefully they'll do after but I think you'll see in the September. Bill will release. I forgot the name of the circuits ones along circuit. You know just like a Lotta track long circuit the short circuit the G._p.. Circa I don't know the names of 'em all officially but this will be three circuits. It's a it's an awesome track and <hes> there's a lot of racing the real world that goes on at that track so it'll be the same with racing people will love it Greg Hill. The in the art guys have have been doing magnificent work. There Greg was kind of showing me a little bit of a teaser all the cool stuff we implement with that and that's <hes> it's going to be on on the level of the new silverstone track. There's just so much that went into that one. I'm very excited to run that plus anytime we can get you know mainstay former the one type tracks always a good thing yeah yeah we keep I'm getting better and better and <hes> things keep getting nicer a nicer. We are our methods. Keep improving. <hes> you know we build new tracks all the time so that's something we're always working onto not just building the tracks but those those artists and all those people I'm talking to production. People and engineers are always looking for ways obviously to do things better so we spent a lot of time in research and those areas as well. Another thing that's coming out is a nice <hes> quarter mile dirt track Fairbury. I believe that's Fairbury Very Illinois. It's got a little banking to it. <hes> we're already testing that so I'm pretty confident that's going to be that was one of the tracks that was on the vote. We did yeah years ago so we're getting around to building that one yeah. That's a very popular track. You know I was looking at the schedule really busy in the real world and they have all sorts of weekends there and world of outlaws goes there and and <hes> a variety of variety of other <hes> series go there so that'll be fun track. I may have toyed with that that one yesterday and the bill that was I had to take a look at it so the walls they're really interesting because they're not all solid their blocks of concrete as they are in real life so could be interesting. If you get up against it yeah so that'll be that'll be fun on the extremity cars. All three of them are looking good for the bill to Brent the community cars at a race this year into in two thousand Nineteen Nascar Trinity Series will release hopefully all three of those in September so the the super the the tomorrow and Mustang or I'll looking good <hes> we kind of want to release those all three at once <hes> so. I don't know what we'd do if what one of them wasn't done. I don't know if we'd the whole back but I I'm pretty confident through will be done but <hes> we'll cross that bridge. If that happens in speaking of Nascar town we have some really big news on NASCAR and N._B._C. Sports Network this week right in a pretty exciting to to be involved there. Yeah you worked on the press release all day I did that that was a challenge to get NASCAR N._B._C. and I- racing all on the same page and how we want to announce it yeah get quotes but <hes> they've been great to work with so yeah some really exciting news this Thursday <hes> July twenty fifth at five the clock on the Nascar America show <hes> N._B._C. Sports Network. It'll be the first live network Sim race that I know about <hes> certainly the first in the United States so that's us. It's always been our dream you know. If we're if we're sitting back seven or eight years ago and sort of dreaming where this could go I mean that that was certainly one of the dreams. I never imagined we'd get this far when I joined the company to be on a network like that it was beyond what I thought we we could accomplished so it's really exciting to be part of this yeah and it's it's in. It's not just that we're on and and sort of you know bought away on. It's like everyone's you know. This is pure excitement from N._B._C. AND NASCAR DR in they've been tremendous partners <hes> and we're so excited about it so yeah tune in this podcast GonNa go live but <hes> we'll. We'll have a replay of it or something if you can't see it live but Thursday July twenty five o'clock Nascar America show and feature our peak drivers which in and we had a race last night and also park ligament will be in the in the races well one of the hosts of the of the show show on N._B._C. Sports Network. He's not a driver but he's he's a pretty good driver so <hes> it should be interesting. He drives the N._B._C. Brandon car right right and we're talking about. You know there's always sort of a plan to do more of these races and evolve so yeah you sports <hes> racing sports growing fast so but interesting to note that it's not just we you know like you said this is an ad by. This is something that N._B._C. Sports Network wanted to to do. It's it's it's a true partnership right raided its content that they find compelling and that they think that their viewers will want and they wanna grow their sports presence so it really works well for us. Yeah absolutely couldn't have said it better so it's it's. It's very exciting. I want to circle back to east sports because we're becoming. I racing sports are starting become synonymous which is a cool thing to be involved with. When do you think the transition happened from us being and I'm going to get roasted on this video game to a an eastport entity? We've always always had that online model and where you racing it's real people. But when do you think the transition happened where this became a viable part of the business model right now. Honestly I think the rest of the world is catching up to us. I think we've always been in he's sport you know that was that was what we designed as what we build and Ernie spoke before anybody used that term so I think it was sort of always always kind of you know you have these silly five year plans but sort of was our plan that you know that the rest of the world and would sort of catch up to us that they would realize that sim racing translate you know it's great to prepare for a race using simulation but it's also oh a sport in itself in and is really nothing better than racing to simulate the real sim racing simulate the real world and and it's just a lot of fun in the competition is awesome and so it just translates really well and we always felt that was the case so I think for the rest of the world and industry is sort of caught up to that yeah I agree but it's kind of been there wasn't a switch were at flipped and everybody said Oh i racing is this now. We've always been this. We've gotten better at it but we've always done this online and it's kind of been. I think one thing that's helped a lot is that the younger generation of racers have grown up with. I racing and it's just you know when I started with the company it was we would go out and talk to racers and say hey you need to do this and they'd say what is this and now young racers come to us and say hey your products awesome. I've been using it since before I even got in a go-cart or a legends car or whatever it is. They raced so it's really woven together with the younger generation I it's just part of what they do just like they go to the gym or they had they eat healthy or whatever they do for training I racing is part of that naturally right even a business people were talking about <hes>. They grew up with sim racing so they they know what it is now. So it's kind of funny we used to chase everybody buddy down Steve Myers heads up our licensing among other things but you know I cabinet gets involved in that as well and chase we used to be chasing people down and begging him for license and now people coming to us. We'd begged him for a phone. Call Right now. Call <hes> yeah I mean how many years have we tried to get the Porsche license right right and now look out that relationship right. I mean it's it's really a partnership and I you know it's not just a license. There is licensing right. It's a partnership lay lay view it as something. That's important to their business model just like we do so. It's cool yeah so it's caught up. It's caught up and <hes> the cool thing. Is You know the bigger we get the fast we grow because our best advocates are our customers. We have ninety thousand active customers. <HES> <HES> and they're our best advocates. It's almost like the bigger we got the fast. We grow. That's that's on model works really well like that so you know that's why I think the last three years we've been experiencing the best growth we've ever had and so that's pretty I think our product obviously at the end of the day. The most important thing is our product and we could go through. What's the highest priory in those regards but the product is always going to be our number one priority? We're not GONNA be able to market our way to success. The Way to success for us is to keep building better and better product. Yeah word of mouth seems to be the most successful advertising's we have. It's also pretty cheap so that's pretty cool. Let's keep the ninety thousand advocates. Let's try to keep them happy and keep them telling their friends friends about us with this explosion in growth. Obviously there's a lot of opportunities but I'm curious what you're most excited about moving forward as our opportunity set continues to grow in other in other companies. You get two million dollars sale. You get a new contract for here. It's it's a lot of it's twenty things moving forward so it's a lot of little things here so there's not this one day where we land this five million dollar contract or something like that that we've all been working on. It's it's you know this guy who has been working on the damage model for four years and I'm really excited about that but he's working on for four years saying same way I there's a guy that's working on that for a couple of years or whatever the case is and so it's a culmination of all these little things I'm excited about what I'm really excited about. Is What we're trying to do is is trying to make I racing more accessible to a larger market would never gonNA change what we are. We're always going to the assimilation but things like A._i.. And making our user interface better on boarding the so many things we wanna do but we definitely WanNa make Irish and more accessible to a larger market and that's that's important focus for Ross. I know that we have another project. It's not as sexy is putting out a new car new feature but Randy Cassidy and working to make that the the are sterling users and getting their ping rates lower. It's going to make a better experience for for everybody. That's another small small example. People don't realize that you know we have one of our most experienced. <hes> <hes> engineers most senior engineers working on trying to improve ping rates. <hes> you know all that networking code is an incredibly complicated and you know we we don't take that for granted. We're always trying to improve the all that all that back office functionality and the architecture behind I racing so you know he could be working on a feature but we have him working on architecture sure because we have the greatest game in the world but if we're not delivering it in what's the word I'm looking for Kevin in a efficient reliable fast rang a way where people are getting good paying rates then then. It's all for nothing so he's he's been on working on in its. He's talked thinking seven different contractors and contractors will say well we can speed up the Internet but until until you actually test it and actually everyone says they can make this faster but it's a lot of work to go through and test. It set up all that networking so we're about. We're about to roll out a an architecture. They're gonNA make things faster for the Australian. Million members in Australia's actually second biggest country revenue is in customer wise you know at the end of the day our product has to be fun for our users right up. You know people can do all kinds of things with their spare time they can go race cars. I can play other games. They can go on vacations. It has to be fun and part of that is how we deliver it right and people that don't live in Australia. Say Well that what do I care and you and you should care because if those guys are in your race those are the guys that are blinking out right and so it really it really makes it a better experience experience for everybody those crash into a guy and then that code I mean this is all part of it. We have plants. We constantly working on things like that that we never talk about that all behind the scene so there's a lot of it's a big investment dollar wise A. A big investment capital to always working on those things and the cool thing is we're. We're taking it from good to better because we take the Porsche. supercup is a great example. We have guys like Josh Rogers Australia racing in Smacks K. in Europe and they can raise close awesome occasionally. There are some issues as net code things but for the most part these guys on opposite sides of the planet as far apart as you can get without getting any closer are able to raise pretty close so just improve that experience for our our daily users is going. That'd be super cool yeah crazy when you think about it. People all over the world are in the same race. I it's still baffles my mind time. How does that actually work right actually work you know and it's all in yeah they're not? They're all ray servers that are managing all this and and it's just crazy that it's putting the net codes putting people in the right spots and everything like that and it all works. It's amazing all right. Let's switch gears a little bit. Let's talk more about you in not only your interaction with the service but you no you outside of the service but first thing that I think people are surprised when I bring it up is what are you drive within the office. You have a wheel at your desk. I drive a lodge. I just drive a logitech basic. Wheel Force Feedback Wheel G. Twenty seven hundred twenty seven th I just use the logic pedals and I just have a single monitor and I do a little bit of everything I'm always I'm always make sure everyone's doing their job so I'm testing or can you say well. This doesn't make any sense but <hes> so I do a little bit of everything and I'm not good at anything I I think we moved to the new office. I was telling you greg this. I'm going to I'm going to get some good pedals and a good wheel and actually try. GotTa get decent that something so what you're saying is the best opportunity to win and I let you win. Award might be against Tony Gardner Yeah if you can find a race session honing in it yeah I'm division ten actually division ten. I do all right. People people should should pay more attention to the divisions because you know that set up where somebody like me can win able probably don't talk enough to be competitive for sure I could be in a big series with thousands of people raising and I could. I've done it. I've I've done it. One time trial I'd finished. You've got a couple of certificates hanging on your seen them almost as a joke but what I do is I find something that people don't race very much and that's division tents on the only one division. I try to get squeak out championship. Go so now outside of the office big fisherman yeah I I. I liked anything to get out of the house. I grew up with six kids in my family and allowed crazy house so anything I play sports now my unease and all that stuff for breaking down and I've always liked to be outdoors anyway so I I do a lot of fishing and archery and play some golf and tennis but I still love to be outside doing anything kind of contrary to the computer you have computers. Eaters is a huge part of your life but the being outdoors as much possible yeah interesting well. Hey thanks a lot for making time for us today. We really appreciate it. I know our users love hearing from you anytime you have to speak everyone stops listens but it's been a pleasure. Thanks for coming on and we'll have you on again Tony. I appreciate it yeah. I look forward to that but I know people will love to hear from. Hopefully we can talk some of these engineers to get on working on it. They're the guys that are really interesting but it's just a matter of convincing them to get behind. The MIC. Think we'll get Dan. Dan's going to be a good one. Yeah that'd be. It'd be a lot of good ones if we can. Just get them on here all right well. Thank you again for your time. Thank you so much back to the show always great to have a special guest like Tony Dave join us as we had the last couple of weeks. We've been a little bit spoiled <hes> but moving into our a real world recap not easy say Chris Nascar right up the street New Hampshire. Tell us about it. Oh Yeah Greg. I mean you know it's as somebody who's lived in New England all my life. It's a bummer to not have to cup races New Hampshire anymore but that just means they're saving all the action for the one that we get in July right and it was scorcher out there. You know some of the temperatures I I saw Matt to Benedetto lost about ten pounds a waterway during the race but <hes> Kevin Harvick finally taken in a checkered flag for Stewart Haas racing. I know a lot has been made in recent weeks of I think their longest winless streak to start a season ever but we knew that Kevin Harvick had it in him I mean he was well clear on points of the playoff cutoff before getting this victory career but you know finally taken that checkered flag and you know getting the lobster in Victory Lane and his kid kiss it. Yes yeah that was that might have been the moment of the weekend right there. Some also some interesting drama watching Ricky Eastern House junior and Eric Jones get into it and <hes> stenhouse saying that you know once we once we get closer to this playoff cutoff that he owes Eric Jones one. I think that's going to be interesting to see I know Eric wants to SORTA. Talk it out with Ricky but you know what I what I love. What I've seen over the past few years and racing is win win a guy is that Matt? He's not GonNa Talk. He's just GonNa pay you back. Just GonNa pay and there's a couple of opportunities on the schedule for a little short-track beaten and banging where you can kind of hide behind it speaking of beaten and Bang in pain things up a little bit Alex Bowman. I car second car and then third car third car. Definitely that's an expensive weekend. That is inexpensive weekend. Did you guys see the Nascar Chasm tweet from well. We're recording according on Wednesday so earlier today where it's got the extra long Hendrick motorsports Holler thirty four wheeler now you know that's that's even kind of a throwback to because they <hes> they took one Jimmy Johnson's cars ars. They took Jimmy's backup car. They had the new stickers on it but they didn't have time to repaint the car the Exalted Blue so they got that special midnight Black Exalted Edition Eight car. I'm hoping they make a die cast of that because that all by I love stuff like that you know Dale Dale earnhardt driving that lowes foods car like thirty years ago I think it was Jimmy Spencer backup or something Richard Petty doing the six hundred one year in a number six car that he borrowed from decay alridge stuff like that is cool it kind of reminded me of Formula Formula One from years ago when when they have the standing start they there'd be a pile up in turn one in the drivers would get out of their cars and sprint back. You know to get the backup car because they'd restart the race and stuff and if both team drivers crashed it was a WHO's going to get the backup so team orders again informed the white going back to Alex this. We're making a little fun. Here is not completely his fault that the first one went up in flames. No definitely wasn't I mean that's just kind of a freak. Deal and Alex was far from the only guy who had to go to a backup car over the weekend and he was far from the only guy who had some troubles. I know that Kyle Larson had to go to a backup Austin. Dillon just had such a tough race as well. Just the problems started early and they came often. You Know New Hampshire's tough track. It's very very different from a lot of the other tracks on the schedule but what we saw is especially with this package. It put on some really good racing and again that that's why it kind of bums me out that we don't have a second race because I think it would be really exciting to see how they would drive with this package in September learning what they've learned in July you know the playoff drama that comes into play that late everything like I missed the second race to because one it's September always better weather. It's so hot so hot and steamy we also had indycar he car at Iowa. I was there and that was a heck of a an event super good racing. It was also super long. We didn't get out of there to almost two A._M.. Because of the rain delay we actually went back to the hotel grabbed a pizza hung out and watch the race at Lime Rock and and then came back but man team penske they are qualified one two three and then once Joseph New Garden got around willpower. He threw up the DEUCES and said see ya there was nobody in the field that could touch him but the race was good but but you came back with a big smile smile on your face because you've got to do something special while you're out there I did. I got to ride in the two seater. This has been a longtime coming <hes> shoutout Arnie over indycar he really got me set up and showed us a really good time got us down pit road and got to meet a fan boy to broke the racing rule. I met James Hinchcliffe and sent Leslie a Selfie with him. The shot up James. If you hear this really appreciate that got me a lot of brownie points at home but super cool experience I'd never been down on pit road for any race let alone indycar race and this summer has been shaping a pretty good N._h._R._A.. A couple of weeks ago and INDYCAR and I'm curious to see what's going to happen next so the new jobs working out okay for you know. I'm not complaining not complaining so you even got to CIARA. I got to see Arca in that was that was actually pretty cool to learn something thing about <hes> rubbing in the track and apparently indycars Arche cars <hes> the differences entire compounds it makes it really slippery and then of course when the thunderstorm rolled in and track temperatures dropped sixty degrees that changed everything and seeing how the teams scrambled. To make changes in which teams could adapt that was pretty cool but a super cool weekend. I kept my accelerometer on my phone. On during the two seater pulled three point two Geez I was pretty wild but anyway moving on speaking to Lime Rock Kevin your expert spirt kind of a home race you guys weren't competing but a heck of a race and a great finish my my team wasn't there this this <hes> race's limited to the G._T.. Classes so G._D. and G._T._l.. M <hes> which makes for great racing. It's really you know it's the Bull Bowl Ring of the road courses so it it's fun for those that don't put too many cars on track you know what is it a mile and a half or so <hes> but it's really a fun race Porsche dominated for I don't know seventy five eighty percent of the race and then Ford one so good for Ford but but <hes> yeah some Porsche Fan boy but but it's interesting because leading up to it if you read any of the social media comments that everybody's complaining about B._O._p.. which that never happens in I racing right but B._O._p.'s AH obviously a very difficult thing and people are saying well? You know it's not fair because Porsche one five in a row but again it comes back to it's not always about the top speed or the fastest lap it's racing. It was <hes> two and a half hour as something like that and lots of things happen pitstops tires all that stuff Ford was first one across. They got the checkered flag good for them. What was really cool? There was multiple strategies. I first full race. I've watched all season and see how all these different pit strategies played out and then there was first through fourth came out toward the end of the race just back to back to back <hes>. It's funny how all that stuff comes together so really good show <hes> also really cool cars to and and not to forget the important part but <hes> Dave comer got to start the race with the green flag which was pretty exciting. We put out a video of a couple of days ago and <hes> you know I think we need to upgrade our flag. GHYKA's Day was he was spot on with with his flag-waving. He did not disappoint. There's been some rumors around the office of motion capturing that video and making Dave have cameras the official new flag. I advisory starts every race for engineering. If you're listening you're welcome moving into the week ahead. We have an incredibly cool story brewing. It's been coming together pretty quick then something culmination of fifteen eighteen years of work here in I._R._A.'s and Kevin. You've been part of it for a really long time. Why don't you tell us about it sure and well? It's it's a really exciting N._B._C.. Sports Network will be broadcasting Thursday five P._M.. I don't know what channel that is around you. I think on direct T._v.. It's two twenty yeah but I don't know what you have cable and unfortunately it's probably only available in the U._S.. But it it's the first broadcast of a East board race and on live on network so it's really cool. This is a collaboration in between I racing NASCAR and N._B._C. Sports all of us want this to happen. This isn't just something that you know. We wrote a check to make happen. This is something that's important to everybody. <hes> everybody's stepping up their game on east sports. You know obviously that's what we do but N._B._C.. Sees the value in it. NASCAR sees the value in it. It's going to be pretty interesting race. A lot of the peak drivers will be in it. It's not a peaks points race. We didn't want to interfere with the series championship and try something new to shorter format. <hes> we'll be at Iowa. We also have Parker clim going to be driving the N._B._C. car. I believe that's he's driving. The number. One is that right. I think we said number one because <hes> they typically do the year of the broadcast but we have a number nineteen Casey Tucker in the peak series who is scheduled to didn't want to give up a number but can wheel perk is a good driver. It'll be interesting to see how he stacks up against the peak guys but but he's a good driver and one was open. I mean you gotta you gotTa. Give your network partner who is doing so much to put this first ever ever live national network sport race. You've got you gotta give them that. You know throw them that bone. They're just just reemphasize. I think this is a really cool point. That Kevin alluded to earlier. This isn't pay to play. This is a partnership that we've developed with NASCAR. It's been a lot of people putting a lot aww blood sweat and tears into this over the last few years and it's this collaboration has been a long time coming super excited to see this. It's going to be not not just a one off either. I think we're going to have a few races last Thursday last Thursday for the next <hes> last Thursday of the month for the next four months so lots coming up make sure if if your home watch it if you're not set your d._v._r.. Or Your Youtube T._v.. Whatever you're not H._S._A.? Beta made I've ever you got them. Just keep in mind the more people that watch this the more likely clue we can do more things like this <hes> because NASCAR and N._B._C.. We'll see that hey people love this so watch it. Even if you're not on ask Arfan Watch it we also have the Porsche eastport supercup at the nurburgring and they have had a couple couple of bunch a really good races a lot of different winners this year and just a lot of fun to watch. This'll be a great race. It's it's on the not the north life thank you <hes>. That'd be a pretty interesting so so it's on the G._p.. Course course <hes> it'll be same format. It'll be very interesting. I'm excited for it and then there's a long break. We've got kind of the summer break. Most of August is off so I think that the guys will be putting their best efforts in trying to get some points <hes> before they can take a few weeks off and relax yeah. Jamie flu can be are in car camera our finger chords in car camera. We're actually going to see him racing. <hes> should be a good time. WHO's your pick for the win? <hes> and I don't know there. There's been so much drama in that series and it's been so unpredictable unpredictable. I I know that a couple of drivers are facing the qualifying penalty coming in so you know that every time that happens that eliminate some contenders just from the very beginning for winning contention you know and usually they work their way way up to the top ten top fifteen but I don't know I mean I know Josh Rogers needs it badly just to reassert that dominance that he had earlier in the season and try to build that points lead back up but I I don't think you can make a prediction until after qualifying. I think Max v Neck as do I think he's I think he's he's been running really well. He's been consistent so that's my pick. I'm I'm afraid to make a pick so chicken moving onto Wu going to Kokomo Chris tells about it well like we said earlier Kokomo such a different track from everything else in the schedule. I think a lot of the drivers are frankly afraid of it. Kendall Tucker coming in with fifteen point lead but <hes> you know there have been so many different podium finishers in woo this year there have been so many different different winners. We don't have a repeat winner yet you know I think that's another one that's unpredictable. We'll see how it goes in qualifying but I feel like whoever wins that I that second heat race is probably going to take the checkered flag. Am I the only one that has the beach boys run in the back of their head every time we talk about Cocomo. It's because you're old fair enough. Hey now I've seen him in concert pass. I think it was a year or two ago. They came up to Hampton. You're an old soul yeah but I was apparently the only person in the crowd you didn't know that John stamos tours with them. Sometimes the last move it on this week's throw and go challenge Kevin and I threw the darn it landed on the four ten wing spreads what we get when I let you throw the dark this was do while you're on vacation so we didn't have a choice. This was brutal. This was rough couple of different strategies here I said screw it and just went for it. I didn't care about XS and I just wanted to go fast eleven incidents later I was faster than Kevin around the ring. There's no question about that at a time of nine minutes sixteen seconds which was brutal because I think will not turn right. I took the approach of <hes>. Let me just try to get around here and not wreck the car. I ended up with the time of <hes> nine twenty seven but only had five incidents versus my eleven so just a reminder each incident point is a ten second penalty penalty and also reminder. We do not practice before we do this. It's literally throw the DART and go so yeah I <hes> I lose with eleven of six to what a ten seventeen or something something like that so this comes back to full circle to what we're talking about. It's not always the fastest lap that's GonNa win something there. You gotta consider the the whole situation and you know <hes> you know. Maybe we should take note from the veteran here all right so I have a question we have what is it well over seventy cars in the service right and we've got that dartboard and it's a normal regulation dartboard with <hes> you know twenty different in <hes> twenty different places. Why on God's Green Earth did you guys put the four tenths burn on there because we put every car you did get every car car so so about this is that we never have to drive? I don't worry folks. We got the three sixty. That's the the non wing version that is on the Bullseye so whenever we throw that it'll be a good time but yeah we got every car on there. We've got a little creative with the spacing but they are there and sometimes they don't like us very much. So which is what you're saying is you.

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Episode 11: Car Development, Chris (Lerch), and Coffee

The Down and Dirty Show

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Episode 11: Car Development, Chris (Lerch), and Coffee

"Today the racing downshift Chris has an identity crisis assist. I'm changing my name to garrison Keeler junior the third I give bad directions but I can't tell you what I want you to go and Kevin trolls are forms affects all all that and more so strap welcome to the IRA's downshift. Tom Your host Greg West. I'm here with the Boys Kevin Bobby and Chris Leoni. We have a great show for your show number eleven. We've got the Porsche Eastward supercup going to talk about Roger. The question is title we're GonNa talk about the BMW driving spirits one twenty at road Atlanta this weekend that had a couple of celebrity guest drivers names tips the real world recap and and the week ahead brought to you by the one and only Chris Leoni Chris. I'm doing fine Greg just been tying up quite a bit of stuff related to Imax. It's cutting into your exercise time it stabbing you in the back nine and it's attacking your peace of mind. It's pain and it's getting in between you and the life. If you want to live CD medic target your pain at its source it's fast acting relief with active. OTC ingredients plus the added benefits of THC free hemp oil get get back to your life with CBD medic available online and at CBS these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease. I can't wait to touch on later in the show Kevin. How's your weekend? It was excellent. It was good to be a good to be back home in America. I've been traveling a lot. doing cool I racing things around Germany and other parts of the world so it's it's been good denby home and you're going back to Germany for the third time to get another trip coming up but it's it's all good stuff things are looking up for. You didn't need me to be your bag boy. No no show for no no. I'll get a flat tire games anymore. You have dual citizenship soon enough soon enough Hashtag soon. Let's get this party started this weekend. I racing Porsche eastport supercup. Josh Rogers clinches inches the title innings exciting finale christel about him and this Porsche Eastport supercup season. This first season of this championship has just been nothing short sort of phenomenal throughout the entire year. We had tons of title drama coming into the last race because as consistent as Josh Rogers is Ben Mex- Panetta is really report on the heat the last few rounds and managed to win his second feature the season to really keep it close. I mean if there was one more race in the championship. We might have seen the different champion than the one that we have but Josh Rogers did everything he needed to do. He qualified fastest ended up starting eighth with the inversion but still won on the sprint race to set himself up for that feature still interesting enough. That was his first sprint race win of the year. Does he's been too busy qualify on pole yeah no. Here's here's the guy that you know everybody's all he's GonNa win a championship but he hadn't actually gotten a sprint race win so he'd never gotten Max points or anything right and I don't think anybody did get Max points. During the season I think the theoretical Max was really one fifty for winning the sprint in the feature but Josh Rogers prove yes it is possible to qualify on that poll passed seven cars and be able to win a sprint race but he managed car very well. During the feature I mean there was definitely a good amount of drama there and some changing positions shop I mean that was really a tight race and going into the chicane a little bit of contact but it's you know door to door racing. It didn't look like it affected the outcome of the race so wasn't super concerned with that but I was just surprised is the seat Josh who sitting in fourth at the time had the championship wrapped up as long as you just hit the cruise control and he's like no. I'm going to try to win this race and I mean I kind of can respect that a little bit. He's a racer through and through for sure you see that at the live events we've done with them in Frankfurt Leipzig you know he he's he's a solid racer means a lot to him. He's passionate about it. Same can be said for all the guys especially at the front of the field. It really was great racing all season the you know I think I held my breath for about ninety minutes on Saturday morning. Just just hoping for a good race we got a good race. a worthy champion quite frankly any of those guys would have been worthy champions. They represented the series. I racing Porsche Sports in general very well really excited for what's coming. The series will continue next year working working on some things to make it even bigger and better but you know Hashtag soon on some announcements but it's going to be even better next year going back to the race was also pretty pretty exciting for me as I was sitting there in the Youtube Chad was seeing all four of are the drivers that had a chance of winning near the top of the field and really digging it out there at the end obviously Josh Josh is a big advantage coming in so there wasn't quite as much drama but like I said a little while ago they were still bracing pretty hard Chris Yeah and I mean the gap still closed out to about eighteen under twenty points after the feature race so it wasn't as if it wasn't within striking distance or Josh hadn't had some sort of error but going back to what you said credit to him for not laying up there not just taking his foot off the gas and putting it on cruise control I mean the difference between screwing that up and not screwing that up would have been about ten and thousand dollars and I'm sure he's much happier to have twenty eight thousand than about the seventeen thousand or so that Max Panetta took home but regardless. I mean you know it is all all the respect in the world to anybody who is going to race it out every single race and not just try to sit on a point lead and write it out like that. It's been really cool to see how involved porsches has been with this series. These are guys that just are title sponsors and sit back and enjoy the show every week. We have multiple calls with them exchanging emails. How can we make it better? What can we do just to increase the exposure and we've done a lot with them twenty nine hundred and think Kevin you're probably the best person to talk about it since you keep having to fly across the pond to work with them but let's let's take a look back? Walk us through so you know all these things that we've done with Porsche in twenty nineteen yeah well. I guess it goes back to two thousand eighteen. We had the the event in Leipzig December so it's almost twenty nineteen but that came together ETA really quickly invited a bunch of drivers over there I live event with Porsche went really well got a lot of learnings out of it announced the the the course sport supercup there. I don't think we even had the official name at that point but we knew we were doing the series where would announce it live which was cool. Then of course the series ruined some another live event at Simmering Expo at the nurburgring and then of course the Frankfurt auto show which was just a couple of weeks ago which I think we covered on the last podcast but each one of those events you've seen measurable improvements in terms of not just driving but the event and how it's presented presented race been a huge partner of ours on that will and his team Hugo all the guys There's people behind the scenes that are doing technical stuff. There's the voices is that you hear the calling the races. It's really a team effort and everybody has really stepped up their game. I don't think people realize how big of a team race Bhatt is. It's just not one guy I mean they have a whole arsenal of people that are involved to make those broadcasts as professionally as they do. Come off and I'm just excited to to see workout goes as we move into twenty twenty. What really excites me is when I post the link on my facebook or twitter and I have friends watch it and they can't tell if it's a real race or if it's a sim race and that's great direction that we especially when you're talking about somebody went in twenty eight thousand dollars? It's like well. That's a that's a real hall of cash. That's serious money so speaking of big prizes. Let's talk about BMW driving experience one twenty at road Atlanta that we had this weekend with our awesome other parties BMW we had thirty sixty seventy two drivers kneecaps Bergen Jesse Krohn our factory drivers from BMW participated they the top split they did make the top split and they also so were congratulations the first people to be removed from the race for disqualification after wrecking out and going over the incident incidents that happens even to the pros but Max v Neck as speaking speaking of the devil maximum in Max wing say I don't know I don't know sorry Max Somebody'll correct me I'm sure but they come home with the prize and Kevin Tell us tell our viewers what they what they want so they get a great driving experience through BMW GT four-car in Germany day to to be determined. I guess but what an opportunity to get in a real car and see chief actually do it yeah. It'll be a lot of fun for them to drive this lapse APPs on who max was already tweeting about it as soon as one. I think he was more. WHO's happier about that than than the money he brought home from the Porsche? supercup Kansas still kinks uh-huh but both are cool prizes for sure. That's a big weekend right there. Yeah Hugh Yeah maximum. I've had a good week moving on. Let's talk about Usak. Chris Chris Catch US up three races into the USAK season right now. David Hileman is the driver to beat and we've seen him with the winged sprint cars be one of the best drivers in the series figgy was third points there but goes back to back in the last two USAK rounds most recent victory being Lima Land and you you know it's funny the last interview that he did after taking that most recent victory he was saying man. I was worn in my team guys. We got to watch out for the bullrings. We got to watch out for the quarter-mile stuff happens and it happens quickly and Lo and behold he comes out with three podiums and now he's going into the tracks that he likes so that's that's a little danger is isn't it. I mean there's a guy who has been you know just at the front of the pack like I said all season long and it's been really cool to see this. I racing in Usak World Championship presented by flow racing the drivers but the drivers brought it out. I mean we've seen some of the best of the winged sprint cars. We've seen some of the best dirt late model drivers I mean xactly and already are arguable late. Model world champion has been one of the best drivers in these non winged sprint cars as well so it's really cool to see the best of the best dirt oval guys all in one place with a car that all them say is one of the wildest eldest to drive on I. Racing wildest impossible. I feel like they're kind of synonymous had no idea how these guys drive with can't wait till we get the car in the throne. Go Oh Gosh Sean you. Just you just WANNA tease it thrown. Go stay tuned not yet soon so I'm moving on. Let's talk about names tips this every week. Named Cross our chief steward I racing gives some tips on how to put yourself in a better position on the track and with protests etc etc this week. We're going to talk about something that has been a little bit of a discussion the forms it's the cars with the new tire model seven so we're talking about the skippy you're talking about the f three for example and how to give yourself a better opportunity in turn one versus just going in there like a bowling ball and ending up on his desk so with the new tire model you do have to allow the car the tires to get up to temperature before they have maximum grip more so than in the past and what name was talking about is practicing. You're start go figure. I know crazy. Talk practiced backing up those breaking points for that first couple APPs until you get some temperatures real world drivers. I do like an F. One weekend. They'll they'll do a practice start in pit lane like practicing. What's going to happen in the race? Is that your suggestion practice talking about practice not a game not again Outta game. We're talking about practice on that note. Though we do have some exciting news we'll have an Irish patch coming out in the near future sure where we are going to make a small change to the three-car specifically. We're GONNA add tire warmers to it. Since for the standing stars do not model formation lap within I racing it does not give the drivers drivers ample opportunity to bring those tyres up to temperature so we have found out how much tire temperature you could put during that formation lap and we've just helped you out with that a little bit to you are trying to clean things up a little bit on that opening lap up next. We have a really exciting guest somebody that's going to regale you with all all the engineering that's a big word with all the engineering equations and the secrets of what makes I racing what I racing is. We have Chris Lurch one of our vehicle dynamics. He's he's GonNa be in here and me and Kevin will have a fun talk with him. That'd be interesting. He's he's got a fascinating kind of career pretty cool how he ended up here and and it's interesting look at what he does for so I I think listeners will be intrigue without further Ado Mr Chris Lurch all right. I'm super excited to be sitting here with Kevin and our next guest Chris Alert One of our vehicle dynamics cysts say Kevin brought vehicle dynamics engineer Kevin Kevin Work Chris but Chris Degree to join us today kind at the last moment actually very excited to be here. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate it all right Chris. So why don't you tell us what exactly vehicle dynamics cest does for racing so I work on the car physics so I'm the guy who or one of one of three guys who tries to make the cars behaved like they would own a real racetrack so you are the man behind the curtain with all the knobs that really makes it happen that people don't really realize create how the car behaves so you actually you get paid to drive around in a sim all day long taking notes well. That's effectively what I do. That's not on necessarily what I'm paid to do. Kevin is well aware that's that's a bit of what I do Y- for those of you obviously don't Chris he is the happiest looking face is he's doing his testing. He's so relaxed just looks like he's out for a Sunday drive in its hello screens interesting though when I drive the him I can see everything. His screen is full of data so you you must you have a different display in the development environment and all kinds of data streaming on the screen and it's very distracting to me but thankfully means tired data. We're GONNA tire data all the time. Live live tired live. Telemetry Chris tells a little bit about your background. Where did you come from that led you to this role with I raising? Let's talk about your so we can. We can actually start way way back at the beginning. If you like which is so I grew up was born orne outside of Chicago. We moved to upstate New York outside of Buffalo. When I was about eight and Kinda from then until I was eighteen gene I would spend Saturday nights at the local short-track Holland speedway for anybody who might recognize out there and not being scanned? Currently that's not being added erasing no no and start that Ryan hits from what I understand is barely even use anymore but anyway and also when I was eight my dad took me to the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen Oh that's cool and my dad had he grew up the finger lakes of upstate New York and he'd been going to Watkins Glen since the very beginning you know I think right around the transition between when it was a street treat race and when they had permanent road course so he'd been to Watkins Glen and seen for five Formula One races in the sixties Graham Hill in Ireland and so when we moved back to upstate New York when I was eight that first year we went and saw the US GP and Mario Andretti had just been crowned world champion out there in seventy nine and it was very cool that was a year of the the bus the Cup earned and in the past the bus was a few years earlier than that it was in the bog fortunately I missed the bug because I think that would have kind of scared the crap out of but so and that was kind of a pivotal moment for me I fell in love with with Formula One and road racing and Lotus oddly enough at the time it's kind of all all kinds of cascaded from there and so when I went to school I became an engineer because I wanted to work on racecars. Basically I mean I was good at math and science as a kid but you know I can't that sounds like I got to be math and science car racing that really drew me and do it so went through my Undergrad Ed and then I did Grad school at Mit and I was trying to kind of figure out wasn't obvious then house an engineer you get to work in motorsports sports. That's more direct pathways. There's more focused coursework these days well. I think there is actually yeah back then. It was like you're you're an engineer but there was really no connection direct connection between the motorsports industry and in engineering back then so the decision I made was not to do racing right away after Grad school I went and worked on Acoustics for Navy submarines. Wow I've spent time I'm on a Trident sub pretty memorable for talking about this recently declared we don't have that many listeners the jets I didn't go in the reactor room or anything we're good down in Connecticut where he did that on the about in Alaska but but we did spend time on on the base Groton and and then I was going to get a PhD thought to one and get a PhD or to WanNa do racing and so I just kind of dropped everything got my car drove the cinema and did the Jim Russell Mechanics training program at sears point. I lasted there for four months and then I sent my resume do an INDYCAR team and they're like you can down yeah so is it precision preparation inc and they were just outside of. LA So drove down to La and camped out there for two years and learn to love Los Angeles and at the end of that two years my my boss who was a former one guy went back to Formula One and he offered me a job Jag. You're in the UK going back into coaching what specifically where you're doing for them. What responsibilities did you have? I wrote simulation software for them also did their a seven post rig program. I feel like that is applicable to your. There's kind of Oh. There's a there's a theme through my career background yeah yeah so racing and racing and software and engineering. It's all kind of intermixed and intertwined. How was the simulation software back then what what did that really consist of it consisted of code that basically did the multi-party system so the nuts and bolts of the physics of our system? That was what I did there was no there wasn't a loop sort of thing now not at all it was all done so they could do their racing relation how the car was going to perform that that transaction so we were we were just doing performance Delta's and trying to tune the race car to get more performance out of it go and then you went to Jaguar and I went to jog you're lived in Milton Keynes Lovely Milton Keynes in the UK and and there I my first project biggest project was to write software that the race engineers could use to do analysis and set up logging so you you notice the racetrack oftentimes you'll see race engineers and they have their clipboard and they have their run notes so the idea of what I was doing was to have that all be database so instead of having a clipboard that will laptop and as they do run changes on the car the enter those changes in the laptop goes into a database and they can share that information with everybody throughout the team and in addition there was analysis tools that kind of live to the side of that so they can do ballast and Arrow and suspension suspension setup and at the time that was to the best of my knowledge the first time anybody had done that and top AH motorsports so it was a it was a cool project and how long you were you with January about two and a half years so also worked on their seven post program towards the end of my time there and for those that are listening to. I don't know what that is elaborate a little more so seven post rig. You don't see them a whole lot anymore. I mean they're they're used but they're kind of going out of fashion so it's it's essentially this this rig that has hydraulic platforms and there's one under each tire and then there's three additional ones that do loading on the on the chassis itself to simulate Arrow Loden and inertial loads and the idea is that you you shake the car with these hydraulic draw grams as it would be on the race track and and you can tune the suspension and the dampers kind of around that to try and optimize them okay our listeners just gonNA say world. I kinda funny yeah I mean I remember driver coming into our seven post. PPI and he's he's like you know what this should be driver loop. What are you guys doing and I'm like I'm driving loop? What because this was nine hundred ninety nine? There was no such thing as driver in the loop like dude. You're just on crack away away but it turns out that that's that's a huge thing now and I just I just missed the boat you develop some relationships extra ships with the drivers at that point too right. You know at that time I I didn't go to the racetrack okay so I guess one of the other things I did there. I was I was on the test team so the testing assistant engineer so I went and I did data and worked with the drivers on but it was I was kind of a side role wasn't the primary engineer and Jag. I'd I only went to one race or was that Montreal and I did a couple tests one in Barcelona loan and one in Herath in Spain but for the most part I was factory based when I was in first time round Indycar and enough one so so moving from Jaguar where where did you progress from there so Jag. You're so there were some family things that happen. My daughter was born and we decided to move back to the states so we did that in the middle of two thousand two and I wasn't really sure what was going to do and I ended up contacting one of my friends from PPI who was technical director on a former Atlantic team here in the US and I was like hey you know I'm I'm looking like well. I got something so he had an opening funny how those things to know right yeah that's kind of the way racing goes really jobs go. He had an opening for a race engineer and so I jumped at it and and so that year two thousand three the team was rue sport and we had a gentleman dinger in one car and Aaron Justice who no one is who's is actually really good guy and the other car and probably fortunately for AJ AJ had like the experienced engineer and I worked with her injustice and NHA dominated that season Atlantic's and it was it was a great experience for me learning the first time I've really been a race engineer so primarily with the driver and it was it was a great great learning experience. I can hear Chris on the radio. You know the Super Com race engineer in your voice. Just you know giving exactly what you need. No emotion like I can hear that yeah there was thorough. was I tried to be pretty. I mean all right when he when they made really big big overtakes I'd I'd give but for the most part over for the most passive elite nice yeah charred to be pretty pretty even keeled on the radio because drivers can be pretty you know it. It is not the calmest guy in the world. Let's admit it so kind of you know keeping things in check that was that was important and then what how how did that progress into where you so reuss Bor- then went to champ cars and I went with them I was with I was with report for for for those who don't know and probably that's most people these days Carl Russo was a was a wealthy businessman from Silicon Valley and he wanted to start a race team and it was report and I was with they they existed from two thousand to two thousand seven and I was with them throughout the whole you know their whole time in motorsports sports we did one of the rest of the time champ cars and so forth through seven was working on champ cars. I E R with an assistant engineer and after that I I race injured. Were you racing Jimmy for that so I did. I did the dinner I was. I said today Jay Almond Dinger from two thousand five I five through early two thousand six. Oh and then Christina D'Amato's well when when Ajay left sadly I was I was engineering sneering cristiano when he and the deer came together wrote American two thousand six which was one of the worst motorsports days of my life that's that's that's part of the deal. Were happy to see the the Arrow screen the air screen just talking about that earlier. Yeah there's some pictures of it and I think you and I agree. We're we're pleased to see the safety advancements absolutely regardless of what they look like right. A study couldn't be happier that they're going that direction moving into twenty twenty. There's no reason for a head to be sitting out at two hundred miles an hour I tell you I don't anybody that says the argues against that I would like to get their checked but so moving on how did you end up actually at I racing so there's actually a couple so few more steps in some sports stuff a couple more steps and I and I did so after after Champ car folded I kind of dial back a little bit on the intensity level and to spend four or five years flying engineering and sports cars doing Porsche Cup cars and Insa a all these cars that you've worked on we have we raced article and firsthand experience putting together and a GS class BMW. I'm three for fallen motorsports which is a great great group group still miss them love the sports car paddock. It's just a it's just an often place to be. I mean if you're if you work in the in the industry sports sports car paddock doesn't really get a lot better than that. It's just chill and fun and people who are this kind of there for the right reasons so they're not necessarily as money driven more about the competition well it is money driven like anything sport but it's you know people are there to people over there to have fun. It's not like you're when you're there because you you need to dominate the world. You're there because you WANNA have fun with Motorsport. You not you not mistaking motorsports for carrying cancer or going to the moon. You're you're are there to enjoy it and and it's as entertaining for the people who are in the paddock as it is for the few people who watch it probably more so actually it's I. It's just a it's a piece of of the motorsports world that I definitely miss inhabiting with but it really is a community like you go to the paddock and everybody paypal's move around you know I walked through the paddock now and and it's just you know every five minutes. I'm saying hello to somebody that I that. I know that that I've worked with her interacted. Some and you've done a lot longer than I have so you must be crazy for you when you yeah that's I mean I can't I can't walk through a paddock and not spend and twenty five minutes to four hours chatting with the people that I know it's yeah. When's the last time you into a sports car race? It's been a while Oh now actually well last year I did. I did a transam race with fallen at Watkins Glen It's not too far away no nope not at all familiar track doc so moving from BMW where did the next step taking so so. There was a couple of a false start with I racing so I I I interviewed. I came out to Massachusetts. I was living in Colorado at the time because that's what we're report was based but it came out I think it was in two thousand eight. I talked to Dave camera and St Myers and and Tony Gardner and and and it looked like it was all going to go and then I said but now I I want to stay in Colorado and they said we really want you here. So so that was a false start and I carried on into the sports cars and then in late two thousand twelve in Berwick were who was my my immediate predecessor as a vehicle to name assist here I racing was was ready to move on to other things and as it turned out I was ready to to kind of get off the road of he actually went back to the pattern and he moved to Colorado so it's like selling the worked trade you know he yep no but so it was it was really great timing because I wanted to spend more time at home I I I had family was growing up and I wanted to spend more time with the kids and and it was just a great opportunity to to come here to IRA sing and you know I'm Kinda kind of shift the focus to something. That's the thing that I love about. I racing is that it's if you're working in the paddock you kind of have like customer base of of a few people you know you gotTa make drivers happy. You GotTa make the crew happy. You GotTa make the team owners happy at Irish and my customer bases tens of thousands thousands getting close to one hundred thousand people and that's the scale of what is really kind of cool. It's that's for me. That's a big distinction distinction between working in the paddock and and and working in a company like irises were were just available do a lot more people is is that a that a positive or a negative stressor because you being one of the three gurus that make the car feel like it should feel well see the thing is I don't spend a lot of time on the forums so so it's a bad bad place. Don't go there for me. It's a positive I mean there's obviously there's compatible but but on the whole I I really like it feels kind of like a more democratic place. We're a lot more accessible than than real world racing. It's and it's nice to have that impact where you can you can touch more people touch. The work that you do has an impact on on a larger larger group. Let's talk about the meat and potatoes of what people are really hoping here but let's talk about what you're working on right. Now pretty excited about this. We just recently announced it. I think you're working on one supercars right now right yeah so the the Ozzy's asked us to do an update and so the last time we did that a supercar fourteen so working on the two thousand nineteen car now and and it's great you know they've supercar series has been an awesome partner partner they've provided great data and and hopefully access to two real drivers and engineers mm-hmm and so I've been kinda gradually slowly turning our fourteen car into a nineteen car and it feels like every step of the way it's it's getting getting better and better and it's you know. I don't think it's any secret that are that are older. Supercars are very very difficult to drive. I've heard that partner got that idea but the nineteen car seems to be heading in a direction where it's a lot more accessible and it's a lot more fun in it just kind of feels more like a race car. Shed a lot of that you know goes down to the tires Dave's Work Atar model. It's all been developed around the V. Seven tires and and the preliminary feedback is that that is a huge step forward you gave me the wonderful car finger quotes bad idea of taking it in our test environment and I took it around the Bathurst the other night. That was actually a lot of fun after I bend it the first six times before I could complete a lap but once I completed a lap it was a ton of fun. They're so much power underneath your foot but you really. There's there's a graceful with your right right-foot. There's a lot of control there as well I mean I think the big thing that we've gained with visa and tires is is being able to feel the field what it's doing out over the limit limit you can slide the car more and you can get it back and you can push the car you can really push it to its limits and you can you can get it over for it and not crash and you can dial it back and and Kinda optimize it for a lot of time you know I I think crashing the first six times up up the hill about this is just kind of that's how that goes. You're going to do it but once but once you get you know once you figure out where it's going and the walls that you're not supposed to hit it so uh I is is so much fun as opposed to the walls. You're supposed to right right exactly 'cause 'cause you do tells more about the process. That's just in general so people say well. How long does it take to build a car? What goes into another? There's obviously multiple teams that work on it right. You don't work on any of the graphics so any of look the car's not from you or your your co workers but the physics side assuming we got all the data that we needed in one shot which usually really doesn't happen but let's say we all had got it on on September first all the data that we could possibly use. How long does it usually take to build a car well the thing I guess that's changed a lot in the five years Bennett erasing that changed a ton so when I started it was pretty simple? It was probably three weeks three or four weeks to we do a car now. That's creeping up closer to two months. you know the the updated collision system has added a bit. You know the way we handle Oh. The displays has gotten more sophisticated and then a is well coming in. It's it's added quite a bit to the death process so I think we're we're we're closer to two months now and the reality is it's probably longer than that because we don't always get all of the data on day one so it's it's I mean the other piece of that. Is I mean it's very a rare that I I can dedicate one hundred percent of my time to anyone project so I'm always bouncing around between stuff so the reality is while it might be two months dedicated did on a car the reality is that turned into three months four months. I probably already am from the start of the work on the supercars that was about three months ago so so when you first get a car we have a drivable model and your day one okay. It's time to start shaking this thing down. What do you go? Where's your track depends on the car if it's a if it's a GT or sports cargo Roy Lanta? If it's a Supercar Carl go to Phillip Island because I can do that without crashing every lap and many walls anyway I try to I try to pick a track that that suits car or or or check where we have data for particular car so I can work on commission so far times and things like that so for example when we did the three-car we had logged data we had we had logged data from Snetterton so that was pretty much the track that I that I did the dove on the three-car car for did you have to learn the tracker. Did you know that was like a day of you sitting there watching me to what does he do besides besides drive a crash every lap yeah that was trying to figure out which way it went so do you have any. Do you have a favorite car that you've built or is it hard. They're all different favorite cars the last one fair enough kind of like you know like the F one teams favorite carve ever done I don't know if they won because you had a personal connection to it that you've worked on it or you know. I mean the Audi r eight I did. I did some some real world work on the first car I did which was the BMW Z. for that's always going to have a special place. The car was a lot of fun. I mean right now of course the supercars which is Mike. That's since it's right in my face. It's it's one of my favorite I feel like I I only did a handful laps in the test environment the other night but I feel like there's going to be a revival on IRA with those cars because they are fine them out of the the mainstream of American European culture but go turn a couple of laps and if it doesn't bring a smile to your face between the sound and the sliding and it it. I think you're a real racing. It's it's a lot of fun so and it's only going to get better all all right. Let's let's change a little bit. Now you self proclaimed coffee. Stop do all right so here's here's the deal. Here's the deal you know. I'm not a coffee. You can drink whatever you want. I don't care but but that's not what I'm going to drink. I turn your nose up to to my Dunkin donuts coffee more than once I leaving so I I prefer to think of it as being entirely too. OCD about my coffee like like really OCD about it. Walk is through it so some people have like a coffee grinder at their house and really proud of their French press or what I I learned I had the wrong kind of coffee me too and I have a really have a Wurley Blade Year Your D. It's not good you were kind enough to to bring me some of your freshly. Freshly home roasted beans which were fantastic you. You said I'll eat. These are my best but here try them so I did and I went home and I made this Bresso came back and I drank it the way I usually drink it. which is I drop a sugar and I started up and and you I didn't tell you that is just wrong and and he said well what do you think and I said Oh it was good and he said well did you taste the the layers of it as you're drinking and I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have stirred it? I didn't have any layers. He asked me what I thought he was like well you you know what did you taste. It was like I didn't taste. It wasn't a flavor of color and I stand by that but we're getting off topic here. A little bit Chris Actually roasts his own. Being some people grind their own coffee. Chris really takes it another sprite so I pretty much from there are there are companies that sell green coffee in the US and all over world. I suppose but I buy my coffee green. I've got my roaster. I've got my laptop logged the data from the rose to use the old logger that you created for track quarter Yeah No. There's there software out there for it so I use it. I love that idea roast. I let it said let it rest and then I have a grinder that could easily look just perfectly in place in a medical lab and and and my espresso machine because I love his percents what I drink coffee but I like what what almost always have is laptop driven and the infinitely adjustable brew profiles and didn't you make your first roaster out of a popcorn so my yeah exactly so. I wasn't really sure if if this is gonNA work so in some like I don't want to invest anything in this. I'll just get so it was just a an air popper cough. No I think it gave you think you'd upgraded. It was so yeah I mean I'd modified a popper and it was the hot Rod Pauper and I could burn the house down with it but it's probably good that that only lasted about a month before I was I figured kicked in and upgraded to a drum roster. That's it yeah I had you brought me in a jar beans Zain Leslie and I had a little tasting at the house and that was that was very much enjoyable way better than the Dunkin donuts brand. You're killing our chance of getting a sponsor here from Dunkin donuts so yeah. That's what kills it well Chris. Thank you very much for making time versus after this is a thoroughly enjoyable I like I I think the story time on the IRA downshift is is something that our listeners really enjoy so thanks for taking the time we appreciate it and back to the show all right always fun catching up with one of the IRA employees that makes makes things happened behind the scenes but moving on to our real world recap. This was kind the big one for us Chris Nascar at the wroval. Why why was the Robo such a big deal for both NASCAR I raising well greg the reason why the wroval was such such a big deal for us certainly is because we managed to get that chicane update in that backstretch chicane before they actually had a chance to run it in the real world so that was really cool? I mean we saw our final peak playoff race before the championship race on the Charlotte Rove was the first time that the peak series had the Charlotte Russell on the schedule but really exciting really dramatic also a playoff cutoff race for the cup series chase Elliott I mean what can you say about first of all I gotta give chase all the credit in the world for the burn out that he did out of the burn was great. The burnout was epic if if you can if you can poke fun at yourself that way than all the credit in the world to you I mean that was a phenomenal drive back from missing turn one but yeah for those who weren't watching it. We had a couple of weeks ago. We had this spin and win from true X. This week we had the been win from Chase Elliott just forgets to turn laughed into turn one seem locked. It brings up the throne. Go T's again like maybe there's some hope for you but if you could see greg space right yeah. I can't tell you where I want you to go mainly because I don't want to believe it out and post production the chase Elliott Binns it and turn one gets in the pits that kudos on a fantastic job getting that hood smash back down. Luckily doesn't have any major radiator damage anything and then Chris Takeaway and then drives right back through the field takes that checkered flag. I mean if you can recover from. I'm an incident certainly an embarrassing like that one. I mean I feel like we see this every year now with a top driver just somebody who we've got Kevin taken a selfie well. I'm trying to do this race but you know just a driver is able to drive back through the field like that. Take that victory. I mean we've been talking about. Martin shrew really being the guy to beat in the playoffs right now but throw some momentum chase Elliott's way if you're able to recover from something like that then I think you're a threat at homestead. I think you can recover from just about anything I mean off topic a little bit. He also has an amazing level of athleticism when we saw the burnout when he forgot to put the car in gear and it's rolling away with him standing on the door and picking up steam the coolest part that was an he just owned it just just absolute and then his maybe athletic running after it can't be easy to run with a Honda vice but he's better looking than Max for staff and posting pictures of him running this week so confirmed chase Elliott more athletic than Max or staff speaking of the Hendrick crew all the credit in the world to Alex Bowman as well for her being able to sneak that final playoff position drove up to second he had not been strong the first couple of weeks in the playoffs and he even said it himself in one of the interviews like look if this is how we're GonNa perform then I gotTa admit we don't deserve to move on but I think everybody at. That team. Took that comment to heart. I don't think anybody took offence into that. I think they realized look we just gotTa work a little harder and drove through the field and then of course Alex had a little bit of drama after the race didn't he well he gave it his all and I know Bubba Waltham to him. Afterwards and you know one of the cooling off you know he's overheated. They're sitting on the floor and Wallace graciously offering his water bottle. Sure it with Jeff Gordon too. I understand oh well. I didn't know that but apparently he was there in the crowd during a little water well he's. He's a Giver Ever Class Act Moving let's talk about Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe. They have something that Kinda ties into what Chris was talking about a little awhile ago other Chris Chris. You can't see me pointing right now but that's that's all good but they're gonna be racing the bathroom thousand Chris. You know a lot about it. Oh this is so cool. It's always always awesome to see the INDYCAR drivers head down back to Australia. I know it's been a long time since we've had an Indycar race at surfers paradise but you see so many indycar driver show up for the one thousand and this one you've got Alexander Rossi and you've got James Hinchcliffe. They've teamed up there with Walkinshaw Andretti united in that Holden and Rossi shared shared just a hilarious photo to anybody who has you know followed indycar and seen hinch in his suits over the years hinton. The NAPA suit is just. I thought it was a joke yeah. No it looks it looks like April Fools joke you're waiting to see Rossi step out in an Arrow suit but no they are racing with NAPA auto parts backing on that car. It's going to be really cool to see how they do. In the one thousand and I know that we've obviously stepped up our efforts with supercars. You've got the defending super cars and there it is and power of twitter. I pulled up the picture sure the power of twitter and the red shoes and I'm sure he's going to have the red gloves and the red gloves are gonNA look fantastic with that suit that third NAPA color in there don't mind me. I'm I'm a colored fan boy parent. My girlfriend went to art school Sumi Baranov. Let's move on to the week ahead. We have another exciting reading world championships series previewing this weekend Iraq's GonNa debut in Atlanta Chris. Tell us about it Chris wheelhouse right now we are in my wheelhouse. You know something about Rallycross don't you. I thought you killed Rallycross. Well revived it. Just in time for spooky brought it back from the dead. No I'm kidding thrust master I racing Rallycross World Championship. We've got twenty nine. I need to know I brought up the stupid bell idea. I should note a pause Hawes twenty five thousand dollars on the line. Thrust masters stepped up in a huge way to promote this series and we've got a few real world drivers that are getting involved involved as well defending series champion Mitchell D. young a real world supercar driver and a real world lights champion set promotion with Sammy Mattie. He is a real world driver that is run in the RX light series over in Europe but we've also got some of the drivers who run over here in a Rx getting involved with teams Patrik Sandell drives for Subaru Motor Sports. USA He's partnering with Apex Racing Team. They're going to have four cars in the grid Cabot Bigham who is Scott speeds replacement. Dan Ready Rallycross when Scott made the switch to Subaru CABOT IS GONNA have a couple of drivers wrapping him low Andro Motor Sports with Steve Arpan is going to have car on the grid and this has been really cool. I mean for me. That's kind of a homecoming because these are guys why worked with for five six years over at GRC while we still had GRC but you know Patrick Cabinet. Steve have all just been super supportive in really excited to help promote things and also the lights championship leaders dirt fish motor sports dirt fish is going to be on a couple of cars with Jim beaver sports which is one of the teams on our peak series grid. I believe Williams is also involved with at least one or the two drivers. It's going to be a really deep really stacked. Irs Grid and I can't wait to see the debut of Atlanta on the IRS schedule this Saturday those races are always just just sheer chaos to because there's always on the limit and a little over the limit so good door Bang and action and can be fun to watch can catch that on the IRA facing East sports network kicking off this this weekend but moving on we also got another -nother Usak race coming up cursor. The expert of things on dirt tells more about that L. Door speedway the next race on the USAK scheduled edge world's going to be really exciting to see those non winged sprint cars taken on the half mile like we said earlier we started the season with a lot of bullrings we had the debut of Fairbury American Legion speedway as Dang it throws me off every time and it's my own fault debut Fairbury as a world championship event and that's also going to be the season closer but really exciting to see what these guys have installed Al Dora. I know a lot of these drivers I have wanted Al Gore and other dirt oval series that we have so I think it's going to be one of the most competitive races of the year said that all without running out of breath you really really close though all right moving on Nascar going to Dover. This is a playoff round of twelve so Chris tells about that this podcast astros about this about the things that turn right crystals about the things that turn left. I'm just here to keep things go. It's the Chris and Chris showed coded as well. We'll have to put that in the copy. Another playoff round starts for the Cup series and other playoff round closes his for the xfinity series. It's going to be cut off as for them. For drivers are going to be eliminated but the cup drivers they have that opportunity just to sort of try and guarantee themselves back into the round of aid. Is We keep moving forward. I mean we talked about Martin true ex and chase Elliott a little earlier and frankly. I think those are going to be the guys to beat again now. Joe Gibbs racing thing has been strong throughout and I do think that Kyle Busch has a winning in this round but I still think you gotta lean towards tricks and Elliot is the favorites favorites this weekend I would agree with that. I'm Kinda Clint Boyer Fan boy in a little bit so kind of hoping he pulls it together I I grew up near Clint grew up so would like to see him put one together and see if we can get him a championship speaking of Nascar though we have big news for peak coming next week on NBC S. N. Kevin tell us about how well I'm here yeah so the the e Nascar peak antifreeze I racing series I write is is obviously going to live broadcast on the NBC Sports Network next Thursday not Tuesday. It's at five PM instead of nine pm so it's super exciting for us. We've talked about it before we've had a couple of all star races already and they went gone really well. This is the first official peak series race so the full length one hour long got a two hour window to get this in Parker is not going to be there to crash anybody out there but not so the good news we're also going to be able to stream it so if you're not in the US and can't get the NBC sports network broadcasts you can still watch it but everybody everybody in the US tune in to NBC sports network. It's going to be fantastic to have this season finale. One four drivers is gonNA walk home with what forty thousand L. dollars cash is king plus weekly win whilst weekly those weekly bad though I mean we've come so far since I joined this company and to have this on on a major sports channel like that is simply amazing tons of work going into to make it happen again. People don't don't get to see the inside in backroom stuff. That's going on. I'll true's new button box through does have quite the the wrong word but anyway there's a ton going on on to make it happen really appreciate the support from NBC and Nascar to make this happen without their support. We couldn't have gotten this done so tune in next week. It's GONNA be fantastic really exciting to see this on live on. NBC Sports Network remember like Kevin said Thursday instead of Tuesday but we are going to be in writing a couple of pretty big checks the. I think that they'll be probably an office party in here watching. Maybe we'll order some pizza up. What are you guys? Thanks pepperoni or average average orange to mountain dew a water filter found in L. Pick a crab juice all right it is time Kevin. Let me have it the throw and go wow we leaving. I think we missed it one week. We had it last week leaving last week I think or last episode Greg had a d. The NFL this week was looking more promising. my my horrible throw a dart actually hit the board on the first toss this this week which was solid but I ended up with not our favorite car not our favorite car to drive on the road well phone only oval on an oval so we we we had had the whalen modified which is got a lotta tire. That's for sure I had a big air cooler yeah. It's hard to see those apex is when you're turning right asking me how I know the only way one special note the we always run the baseline setup that doesn't pass tech at the nurburgring so so we'll make a note in the description of the podcast on what we did to make it pass which was simply click a few buttons until it passed three collects. We're not really sure what what we did the car but it did pass tech should've got Chris. You're not this other Chris but anyway me setting up your so. We did it things things. Were going well for about a quarter of the lab. When when did you minute you put it in the wall again? I didn't see that big curve on the right side because the air cools funny how the track hasn't changed though we've been running this for eleven episodes now and the corners on the same spot is true all one hundred forty anyway another. DNA for Greg. I did finish with a I think a seven ten though it was eight seven you said there was a seven minute lap out. No no it was an eight. It was probably a five something an Ito eight fifty six. It actually doesn't matter because I want so. We have a running tally on WHO's one. We don't need warn Kevin. Lots me one. Okay okay you one. Let's see there's been eleven episodes of of the podcast now it's it's ten to one anyway. Give it ago. It's pretty fun. The car actually handles better than I thought on George Five. It wasn't bad it wasn't so much. It's hard to see but but it was pretty fun I mean and in fairness the mods have run at Watkins Glen the past. It's not like they've never run road course before they just haven't read that one. It doesn't have enough when they when they didn't have enough gear but we also have a kind of was not a symmetrical setup it was set to sell was fantastic absolutely absolutely well. Thank you for joining us for this week's episode of the I. Racing Downshift don't forget the rate review and subscribe on Apple podcasts spotify anywhere else podcast if you want it somewhere and it's not there let us know and we'll Chris'll do his best to get it. There was one that puts them all up but Greg West Chris Leoni and Kevin Bob I'm best up the exit. That's fine. We'll see at the just like at the ring next time get to old navy Saturday for fifty percents off all sweatshirts frost free puffer best for fifteen bucks for adults twelve bucks for kids and leggings eight bucks for Women Five Bucks for girls Saturday at old baby. ABC's valid ten five select vessel only fifty percent off excludes in store clearance active and licensed. 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