35 Burst results for "Christopher Bell"
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Any better this time around, either ty Gibbs, a controversial move to get the win. Let's be honest, Steve, I mean, does anyone, especially when you watch for the second time other than ty Gibbs think that that's a good move? Well, so, you know, it's funny. We could get asked to kind of at the blink of an eye analyze these situations. And sometimes when I watch a race back and like, miss that one a little bit, should have been this way. I should have been this way. I've watched this back 5 times. I said it on Saturday, I'll say it again. I'm just completely unimpressed with what the driver of the 54 decided to do in the closing laps. I was a little shocked. There was aggressive as they were on the restarts, almost celebrated it. Maybe we should be thankful that teammates are racing each other that hard. Yeah. But they're just flat, run a guy over by hitting him in the rear bumper, shipping him off into turn one. That is unimpressive. The celebration doubles down for me. If you really didn't mean to reckon as ty said, you should only move them. At some point, the situation should hit you and be like, wow, maybe doing a burnout all the way down the front stretch, and then egg in the crowd on isn't the double down is saying, whoops, I made a mistake. Not to mention that their teammates, not to mention what was on the line. I just, I'm having a hard time seeing any other angle other than disappointment from the 54 in this situation. I think the fact that there are two other people named Gibbs who didn't like what happened there. Yeah, correct. Says it all. I mean, Joe Gibbs said, you know, this is a learning experience for Thai. We hope you learned from it, but we certainly didn't want it. And coy Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing executive and ty's father said that he had talked about it and told ty. Hey, we're disappointed and you need to temper your aggression. I mean, I think what strikes me about this is in your points to be like the celebration and the lack of remorse, I mean, this is his family's team and he just took out a sponsor and he spent the entire year undoing everything he had done on this. So I'm gonna back up though. I don't see it that hope what? When is he gonna learn? When he punches the guy at Martinsville, when he swerves at the pit crew in the cup car, like it's been a year of mistakes out of this driver. I have yet to see the corner at all. So that raises another question. Is ty Gibbs? We all presume he's going to cup next year. As my announced yet, but is he ready to go to cup? Talent wise, yes, maturity not even close. And that's my assessment. Is he talented enough to be a cup driver? Absolutely. The kids unbelievable. He has all the talent. But the maturity in the heat of the moment. Swerving at a guy on pit road, right? I can oversee that. Reckon your teammate, not very good. Okay, one more. How many strikes? How many checkboxes do you have to have until you're just not, now listen, we're being harsh, he's a 20 year old race car driver, right? He's going to be great. He's going to be fine. Christopher Bell's 27. 7 years is a long time, right? He's only has a hundred races, a 27 years old. I mean, that's my point. And I like what coy had to say about we hope to make these mistakes at the lower levels. I do agree that we forget this is an Xfinity series. This is exactly where you should be learning. So, you know, and he's doing it on the spotlight because he's so good and because he does drive for his grandfather. But I'm frustrated with the well, we hope it gets better. We're going to talk to him. It's the same. You can take that press release and repeat it four or 5 times this year. I mean, at some point, I want something to change. And I'm disappointed because in qualifying, I thought to give the best interview ever, we said it right live on air. Yeah. He was like personable. He was himself. He's a great kid with a tremendous amount of talent. We just need to find a way to help his decision making. And now that is a learned task, we see it with a lot of athletes. You can learn about controlling yourself in certain situations. That would be what if I was in charge of ty Gibbs. If I worked at Joe Gibbs Racing, it wouldn't be about driving talent. I would go outside a golfer. People that have, you know, the emotion of the situation. That's what he has to get better at. Real quick, can it haunt him this weekend and the championship for Phoenix? I mean, I think it's fair to ask. He's racing against three other junior motor sports cars in the championship round. There's a fourth universe sports cars are now a 5th because Brandon Jones, even though he's driving for Gibbs this weekend, I mean, does he switch teams and make life really hard on tigers? I don't see why he wouldn't. So I think that his path to the title does get a little bit harder. Beware of the heartbroken. And I say that because Brandon Jones didn't get out mad, furious, throwing things. We see drivers say that all the time and then never follow up with what they say. What I saw was a driver who was heartbroken, who got consoled by his partner and his chance at the championship is gone. You don't get over that anywhere near as quickly as you get over anger. So be very, very careful. I'd be weary of the heartbroken on that 19 year old driver. He looked heartbroken to me. And when we come back, we will talk about the championship four and all the permutations they're in, Xfinity and cop, they'll decide a champion this weekend. We'll preview what these guys think coming up next. Nate Steve walked us through the busy weekend schedule, but I mean it's packed the whole week, isn't it? I know how
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"I felt like we saw a little bit of the old Roche testing, who gives no quarter to anybody on the track. But this was, this was Pete Ross Chastain. This was when Justin Mark said, you know, we've got somebody in this car who wants it more than anybody else out there. And we'll rethink what is possible. That's what this was. I mean, again, like Martinsville has been around for 70 plus years, and no driver, I think, has attempted a movie like this, and I think we heard it in those snippets we just play from all the other contenders. I think if Ryan Blaney knew this would work, I think a chase Briscoe knew that this would work, they might have tried it, but Ross Chastain was unconventional. To come up with it first, and not just think of it first, but have the bravery and the wherewithal just to go for it. So a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about the move Bubba Wallace made and suspension and how it was going to perhaps affect or tarnish a great year and change how people look at bubba as a race car driver. What Ross Chastain did right there was completely I said it earlier to somebody. He kind of like reinvented himself. He'd been like baptized by the race fan, right? It doesn't matter who he hit. It doesn't matter what's happened this year. No one cares. If you have a beef with Ross Chastain and you decide to do something now, shame on you, you had your chance and you missed it because you know he did something amazing. He did something that reinvented it and you know what he did? Something that it didn't have any sort of victim already? Nobody got spun out. Nobody was wrong. Nobody was hit. He was vintage Ross Chastain, and if anyone has an issue with this, like he erased the entire year. Any blemishes on his record? They're easy example of that name is that he was literally booed at drivers introductions. Very roundly. I mean, the crowd hated him. And was opposite after the race. He was roundly cheered. The crowd cheered. He's gotta be like the most popular. He's gonna be the hero. Maybe if Denny had done this, not only is the advanced championship for, but his home state starts cheering him again. But I only give Danny credit though. We had some different opinions on this. The guy that I thought could easily have been pulling into looking at this as a negative, the first guy eliminated said props. He said, you know what? It was a good move. Hugely complimentary. And I think also this is a good story about not just the driver, but the team. I mean, track house is about as Justin marks has said time and again, being the disruptors, we're going to do things differently. We're going to come in here and be an elite championship team. Well, here they are. They've made the championship round against Penske against Hendrick against Gibbs, and they've done it in a way that people are going to talk about for years. I mean, yes, it was Ross Chastain who made the move, but he's been empowered to make that move because he's driving for track house. No doubt about it. We'd love to hear what you guys think at 8 four four NASCAR NBC, the phone lines are pretty well jam, but we'll start with Carson in North Carolina, Carson, what's your thought on the Ross Chastain move? Well, I appreciate y'all having me on. I have a very yesterday. Sitting in turn four and I saw a red streak shoot across the track. I thought somebody had gotten their revenge on him, but no, I turned to watch the race for the lead and come to find out that poetic justice had taken place and he passed everyone and knocked him out of the playoffs. So I guess my question for you guys is I heard some of the reactions from drivers up to the race. I got to give Danny some props to what he said. He could have easily been negative about it, but he said, well, executed. My guy Larson had some kind of lame sour grapes remarks about it. So I'm curious if you guys think they'll make a rule to try to prevent this. So that's the question. And thank you for the call, bud. So I think everyone sort of initially liked it. They thought it was cool, but I was talking to our buddy James Hinchcliffe last night in 8, and he did not like it very much. Kyle Larson didn't like it very much. Joey Logano didn't like it very much. Should there be a rule name? I think that they're going to have to address it before Phoenix TV, not just because of what drivers are saying, but just because of the way it looks. To Kyle Larson's point and he might be the one guy who didn't like it from the outset. I mean, he said it was embarrassing and that he made this move at Darlington last year where he tried to ride the wall and he was saying like if that inspired Ross Chastain to do this, then I wish I hadn't have done it that he felt like it puts NASCAR in a bad light. I think Logano thought like, hey, it's cool that Ross did that. I can appreciate that. I can respect that, but we can't be doing this every week. And we can't have it deciding a championship race at Phoenix this Sunday. So first of all, I'm fine if Larson didn't like it, I'm fine. I didn't like it a fine of drivers liked it. You know, I am of the opinion that drivers should have an opinion and I'm okay that they all don't agree. I also find a last car doesn't listen to any of them because they're the sanctioned body and they're going to have to do something. Right. So I have an opinion that it needs to be changed or addressed, not as much from an optics standpoint, but purely from a safety standpoint. Walls aren't designed for this. There's a crossover gate off turn four at Martinsville. This could have become very, very dangerous for both Ross, another competitor, even a fan, perhaps. And I think that this worked this time because a tremendous amount of skill, and because no one was expecting it. Well, just flip it. Same move that's expected in someone does throw a block. You're going to have a north of 100 mile an hour wreck at a short track. So there are some safety concerns. And I think NASCAR has an obligation to the drivers. We ask these drivers to do very tremendous things. Door to door Talladega for two and a half, three hours is kind of enough. This move, while I want to remind everybody, I'm celebrating it. It was spectacular. I am fine with us hedging our bets and saying, how do we eliminate it? Now, I will say near term, it might be as simple as we're not going to allow this. We're going to kind of try to reduce this. I do think longer though, as I pointed out, there are some things on the car that could be adjusted. We're just not having advantageous. That's the goal. Just make it where there's no advantage. May wear the driver doesn't want to do that. That's the best part because I don't like track limits and I don't like inbounds out of bounds, type calls.
Bell wins, Chastain rides the wall to earn title race spots
"Denny Hamlin dominated most of the day at Martinsville speedway but when he lost the lead Christopher Bell took over and in a must win situation to make the final round of the playoffs he took the checkered flag I mean it's just been a roller coaster of emotions for sure You know I think I've been praying for off weeks or off season for two out of the last four weeks and now I'm ready to race again But in a last ditch effort to make the final four Ross Chastain stole the show rim riding around the outside wall video game style to pass Denny Hamlin for the final playoff spot He joins Bill Joey Logano and chase Elliott in the finals next week in Phoenix I'm Jerry Jordan
"christopher bell" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Of the road course, the way the stages are split up and some drivers going for points, some drivers going for the win. To a good job their fat tire, beating us all out this weekend, taking a look at rowdy dragon my standings. I came in 39th place that pulled me up a couple spots into the 6th position in the overall league standings. Toby Christie, he finished about mid pack in 89th, and that leaves him in the 62nd spot in the league standings. Harry Murphy, where's Jimmy? Not the best day for him. Finishing in the 138th spot, and falling to the 60 third spot in the overall. The extending and wouldn't you know it? Carrie and Toby are separated by one mere point. Their battle continues. And our sponsor Joe Biden beat us all out this weekend by finishing in the 19th place and at least him in 44th on the overall league standings. Okay, let's take a look back at the featured picks for last week. We had the 9, the 8 and the 16. The 9 car of chase Elliott, he was a FrontRunner all day long until he was nudged out of the way. After a late caution restart, finishing in the 20th position, I myself had half a mind not to play the 9 as a strategy move, but decided to play it safe. Not wondering how that would have turned out had I used a different driver. It's getting late in the season if you're trying to make a point in the leader you'll have to think outside of the box. That could have been a good way to go about it. Tyler Redick was also a FrontRunner all day, not concerned with stage points had him in contention all day long. Ultimately finishing the 8th position with 8 free stage points due to the pit strategies other drivers were making. He ranked third for fantasy players on Sunday. The 16 car, he was battling it all day long with those two form mentioned drivers. Also picking up 8 stage points, ultimately coming home at the most. Fantasy points for your lineup. Not super bad picks for the weekend. All right, let's move into this week's featured pics. I got three good ones for you, starting with the 11 car, Denny Hamlin. He's got 21 races run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, his average finish is 13.2. He finishes in the top 5 24% of the time with 5 top 5s, and 48% of the time, with ten top tens in those 21 races. Then he's got 354 laps led that equates to 16 .86 laps led per race, and he does have one win at Las Vegas motor speedway, looking at his stage point picture, he's picked up stages in 11 of 20 tries. Two of those being stage wins. Now Denny's worst finish at this track came back in the spring of this year, finishing the 32nd spot. But don't let that fool you, you had drive train issues that ended his good run that day. He had a driver rating of one O 1.4 on the day which showed he was a driver to content with. The three prior runs at Las Vegas had Denny finishing in the top four with an average finishing position of 2.6 with a wind coming in the fall race last season, where he led 137 laps in his driver rating was best in class at one 40.4. Looking at our second driver, the 22 car Joey Logano. He's got 18 races run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with an average finish of 8.9. That's highest of all active drivers right now. He finishes in the top 5 33 percent of the time with those 6 top 5 finishes in those 18 races. And finishes in the top ten a whopping 61% of the time that's 11 finishes in the top ten out of 18 races. He's also got quite a few laps led, 495, which equates to 27.5 laps led her race. And he's also got two wins at the track. Looking at Joey's stage point picture, he's collected stage points in 15 out of 20 tries, and also two stage wins for him. Now Logano's pretty masterful at Las Vegas. As shown in his stats, looking back at his career, he only has two finishes outside the top 15, the worst of which was a 23rd place finish. Also looking at the spring race, Joyce looped out put him roughly around tenth and most categories, but looking at the drivers who were above him in these stats, a few of them have had the wind taken out of their sales by the way of either not making the playoffs or being eliminated. Examples include the 48, the 45, the 18 the 5, all who have teammates competing for the cup, and those teammates will likely get the most resources to keep them in contention. This is a key ingredient as to why Joey makes my lineup for the week. While he may not win, I have him as a lock for a top ten and he's great at picking up those stage points. In our final driver, for the week, the 8 car Tyler Reddick. He's got 5 races run at Las Vegas. With an average finish of 18.2. He still has yet to get a top 5 finish, but he does have two top ten finishes in those 5 races. That's 40%. He's got a handful of laps led at 12 and no wins to show for. And he's picked up points into out of ten tries on those stages. No stage wins for hyaluronic. Tyler's past stats may not be indicative of his recent performance as he has a handle on this new car. Riddick has been a threat on the one and a half mile tracks during this playoff run. Albeit he is no longer a contender for the cup. He won at Texas, which is a comparable track to Las Vegas and was leading the Kansas race when he blew a tire ending that run. Kansas being the closest matchup track wise. I can see red spoiling the party with another win, forcing the playoff contenders into another points battle in this third round. All right, and there you have your driver picks for this week. Let's take a quick peek at our current playoff situation right now. We've got kenzie, Wisconsin fan, leading the playoff situation just over freight train who sits in second and hello man in third. Looking at the overall picture, top three looks like this. Mister Troy Clark, from down under. Sitting in the top spot again. Good battle going on up front. Louisville max, he now moved up into the second spot. Two gone falling from the lead to the third spot. Okay, so that's how the fantasy league looks now. I gotta tell you the top ten is just so tight in points. I don't think I've ever seen it this tight amongst all of the players here. So either you're listening to what I have to say or the whole parody thing going on is playing into our league as well. All right, folks, so as per usual. Thanks for hanging out and listening to the final app weekly fantasy segment of the show. I'm rowdy dragon. I'll be back again next week. All right, there you go, rowdy dragon with your fantasy NASCAR picks for Las Vegas. You and I are in a head to head battle one point apart. It's their man.
"christopher bell" Discussed on The Final Lap
"I really will damn. If it happened to Earnhardt, they could have it anyone. And so that's the thing. Things that have happened in the near past have kind of changed the way we look at things now and it's a good thing. These are human beings, after all. Now they are. They might drive robotic and you're like, well damn, that guy never makes a mistake. How's he doing? Well, no, they are people. Jimmy Johnson was a person all those years he was winning 5 straight championships. Check out the Xfinity series race 3 p.m. Saturday on NBC and the Cup Series race Sunday, two 30 p.m. on NBC and those times are eastern. Drivers doubling down, head Las Vegas. I went for the obvious. That one wasn't your worst, I don't think. Well, thanks. We begin, we're just doing the top 5 these days. So we've got chase Elliott with three top 5s, 5 top tens, and an average finish of 17.8. Yikes, that's not good at all. That's not good, but somebody who does have a good record here. Joey Logano two wins, 6 top 5s, 11 top tens in the poll, average finish is a series best, 8.889. And the only driver on this list with a win at all. Wow, I didn't even you know what? You're right. Okay. Ross Chastain has one top 5, one top ten average finish of 23.62, 30th best. Oh my God, that's atrocious, but to be fair, he did run a lot of years a couple of years at the beginning of his career for not so great teams. I only had the one year of things that Chip Ganassi racing, which Chip Ganassi racing, we know how that goes. But we'll see. Christopher Bell, the guy who had the clutch win last week to score his way into the round of 8. Two top tens a poll, and this is interesting to 19.6 average finish. What is happening here? I don't know, but those Gibbs cars usually do well on these style of track. So that's a good point. And he has performed a lot better this year than he had in recent years. So we'll see. Ryan Blaney has 5 top 5s, 8 top tens of poll, but no win average finish of 11.0 8 and that is 5th best. Yeah, no win, but at least there's a glimmer of hope with those stats. It looks like he's at least had some competence here at some point, these other guys, I don't know, man. I'm nervous for some of these guys now. I didn't realize it was this dire of a situation for them at Las Vegas. Well, let's see what rowdy dragon has to say about these and other drivers for the hundredth time on this show, his hundredth episode. Rowdy dragon, fantasy NASCAR picks, four Las Vegas, fire up his music. Hey everybody, how's it going? Rowdy dragon back again with this week's final app weekly fantasy segment. Well, we're fresh off the Charlotte roval and once again,
"christopher bell" Discussed on The Final Lap
"You rather have serious injury like serious life altering injury with a massive collision like Orion Newman style crash? Or would you rather have a couple concussions a year from not so crazy looking crap? It's a hard I don't know and I don't know the answer to that and it's not my brain being rattled around in there. So it's not really my decision to make. I don't think it's your decision to make, but NASCAR and the drivers have seemed to have come to an agreement that the rear ends need to be less stiff. I'm all for that. If it makes drivers not injured, I'm okay with that. And it keeps the rigidity of the rest of the car intact as well. So maybe in these big high impact crashes, we also don't have injuries and or possible death. One thing is for sure, you better bookmark and follow Toby Christie dot com for this weekend. Something big is going to happen in Las Vegas, Tyler Reddick, Kurt Busch, media thing going down. We kind of know what's going to happen, but look for the official word to Toby Christie dot com later this weekend. Yeah, no doubt. So this week Lee Spencer kind of reported on Twitter that it looks like Tyler Redick contracted RCR has been bought out. That has not been confirmed by RCR. We've reached out to them. They won't speak on the matter, but like you said, there is a media availability at 8 a.m. local time. That's 11 eastern. With Kurt Busch, Las Vegas Mars P wave. So we'll see. Will that be Kurt Busch returning to the car? Let him retiring, will that be him saying, hey, my name's Kurt Busch. I don't know. We'll see, but I think you can kind of draw conclusions on where we're probably going here. The 8 drivers battling in the playoffs at Las Vegas, Miami and Martinsville are chase Briscoe, Denny Hamlin, William Byron, Ryan Blaney Christopher bell Ross Chastain. Joey Logano and chase Elliott, which four will be eliminated in this coming round? Well, you can just have to watch and yeah, we'll find out in three races, but man, that field. I don't know, man. Even when you start looking at it, you're like, well, chase Briscoe, yeah, definitely. Well, you know, that. But he's found a way. You go, well, Ryan Blaney has a one. Well, he was like second in points this last round still. He still finds a way to get up to second in points, and if he does that in the final, this round here, probably should be good enough to get him to the next round, so. I don't know, man. I don't know who you can circle and go, yeah, that guy's for sure out. Yeah. Well, Las Vegas is the site of race number one in this round. Nellis Air Force Base right across the street always a competition between the jets and the cars, flying around, driving around, stuff like that. If you are going to the race, check out the neon garage very cool, lots of cool places to eat and bands playing music and you can look inside and spy on your favorite drivers garage. It's pretty cool. Race number 33 of 36 up for grabs, $7.3 million, but I don't even think the drivers care about that. Because winning this race gets you in the championship for. Yeah. And you talked about the neon garage too. And the championship of four is a big deal to the young garage. That thing was revolutionary when it first came out. And I think it's the reason we have Daytona the way it is now. We're drivers or teams and fans can go see what the teams are doing. These garage dolls. It's really, really cool. And I don't think it gets enough credit for how big of a deal it was when that came out. It kind of changed the track atmosphere. And there's a little window here. I mean, if your drivers around, they might sign some autographs and stuff. Yeah, no doubt, no doubt. One and a half miles in length, 20° of banking and all the turns, front stretch is 9° front stretch is 22 75 feet backstretch, 1572 Cup race, 267 laps, 400.5 miles. Stages, one and two, 80 laps each and the final stage weighing in at one O 7. Spring race winner was Alex Bowman and last falls winner was Denny Hamlin. What a bummer Alex Bowman won't get a chance to defend that. I know. I know. What is the deal, by the way? Apparently the concussion protocol in the NFL is magical because they're back the next week. Well, they are going through a little bit of a change there too. So I don't think that's the case anymore going forward. But we'll see. They've had some issues over there in the NFL. So while we're saying that that's the case, I think they're understanding that maybe their concussion protocol wasn't the way it should have been. Yeah. I know a lot of people like to crap on NASCAR for a lot of things they do. But I think the fact that this concussion protocol that's in place right now, once you drivers admit, they have one. Has done a good job. These guys have not been going out there and risking further injury or multiple concussions on top of concussions. I know it. I don't know about that. But you look at Alex Bowman's minor fender bender with the wall and he gets a concussion. There have been drivers this year driving with concussions and not saying anything. I mean, there's definitely a very good chance, but like I said, when they admit they have it, this protocol has kept them out of the car until it's resolved, which is a good thing. I think a lot of that spawns from Dale junior admitting it several years ago. Taking the steps it took to get that done. And I think that opened a lot of eyes when people saw what he went through and how long it took for him to come back. That if it could happen to the sport's most popular driver, it could happen to anyone. I think that aspect the other safety aspect from when his father passed, I think that really spawned things
"christopher bell" Discussed on The Final Lap
"And I can't read it. Oh, that's a weird threads and yeah, I've seen that before, where it just, yeah, it doesn't do the word rap. It just goes straight across. It's weird. Oh, no, now it's a little bit better, but I still can't read it. At any rate, I think, at some point, I read that you and I are one point apart. That's what, yeah, he sent me that a little while ago too. He was sending me his sports book podcast for the week. And was telling me, hey, every point matters at this point, you and Cary are going back and forth each week, one point. I was like, well, damn, one point, okay, I better get my stuff in. And last week, so going into the rover race, I almost forgot to change my roster and I almost forgot to make my picks on who would finish higher to get those extra bonus points. And literally an hour before the race, I was like, oh crap, I'm like walking on the grid. I was like, I need to change my stuff. And so I went in there and changed it all. You didn't have as good of a race, I hope because I had McDowell, who had the issue late, but he had such a good run going. I had McDonald too, though. Yeah, and I had Suarez in as well, but I also had Christopher Bell on my bench so and so upset because had I known for as I was going to have issues, I would have changed him out. But there for a while and then the bell was going to win either. How many people out there are changing their fantasy grid or fantasy stuff? While walking on the actual NASCAR grid. Yeah, no, I mean, it happened. That's how I did it this week. And the grid walk itself is what reminded me, oh crap, I didn't do my fantasy team. It's interesting, but kept it going and we'll see how we do in this bitter battle between you and I carry. We should put something on the line here since we're so close with a few races to go. How was so you're walking the grid, you're seeing all these colorful and shiny cars, that must have been awesome, given the eyewear that you use. Yeah, no, for sure. Is what we use around here around these parts. It is amazing because when you're in the media center or you're at home working like we are right now in the studio, you're working on articles all day long. I'm sure you've seen it tobiko dot com. We've been pumping out some articles in the last week or so. You're staring at these blue light emitting screens all freaking day long. The only way you can get to the end of the day and still have energy to want to play with your wife, hang out with your kid. I guess play with your kid, hang out with your wife either way. It works. That's funny. But however, it works. Whatever you want to do at the end of the work day when you've been looking at these screens all day long to keep your eyes fresh to keep your brain fresh, you gotta have glasses that block that stuff out man and Shaq guide here is where we go for that. Absolutely. And they've got a special spiffy coupon code. They do, you go to Shaq I hear dot com, put in the promo code mamba 34 at checkout and you'll get 20% off your order for some fresh fresh frames for mister Shaq himself and the folks over at xyla where pretty cool. That is cool. Let's get into the Charlotte rubble race recap style ten to one Austin Dillon ends up tenth. Yeah, another good run for him. I know road racing has not been his forte over the last few years. I think he'll take a tenth place run at the rover and be just fine with that. Yeah. Well, he was busted early on for not stopping. Yeah, yeah, so he tried stopping, didn't quite come to a full stop, had to come back in their ability. So that's a good point. Get it a little California stuff. Yeah, the California roll they call it. The fact that he was able to rebound for a tenth place finish. I know things got a little crazy in the end of this thing, which kind of helped probably lead to a little bit of that, but the fact that he got a solid top ten out of him. I'm sure he's happy about that. Now, chase Briscoe finished 9th, but he had a little bit of help. There was a lot of weird stuff going on. And so chase Briscoe, when you look at where he was in the playoff standings throughout the entire day, it was a roller coaster, man. It was like, he's in. He's out. He's in, he's out. He's in, he's out. What's it gonna be? Ultimately in, but my goodness, like you said, lots of weird help we'll talk about that in a little bit. But in the end of the day, they helped didn't even matter. It was the funnier part, but he still got it done. 9th place finish and chase Briscoe will move on to the next round. I'm blown away because when you looked at his performance in that first round, it was like, well, holy crap, he's eliminated, right? You look at the scoring and you're like, he made it. What the hell? How do you do that? Right. And in this round, he comes out and puts like top ten finishes in each race, although he didn't look like he was top ten most of these races, he found a way to get there, and now advances to the round of 8. This is a thing where a guy keeps finding a little bit of magic, time after time after time, and it becomes a momentum thing. And he feels like mentally he can get good finishes, no matter what happens. And maybe that's where we're at for chase Briscoe and maybe just maybe he has a chance, could he make it to the championship before? He could be champion. Could you imagine? No. Well, because he won Phoenix earlier in the year so if he gets the championship for, right? He will have to have some confidence going into that race. I would imagine. I would imagine too. Yeah. It's crazy. Hey, Tyler Reddick making news. We'll talk about that later on, but he finishes 8th, but he's kind of setting himself up to being called a road course ace, if not already. Yeah, this guy is good at these places. Now obviously he didn't get the finish, you really expect out of him. You kind of expect top 5, maybe a win, 8th place finish though, continues the good results for Tyler Redick. He had some contact late with Chase Elliott and some other people with all the crazy shenanigans going on those last few hours, but still an 8th place finish is nothing to sneeze at. That's two RCR cars on the top ten. A couple of other guys make a names for themselves on these road courses. Bubba Wallace and Chris bush are all of a sudden you got to consider for fantasy racing. Yeah, no kidding, Chris bush has been dominant at not dominant, but he's been very, very, he's been a contender at these road course races since dating back to last year at this point. So really, he's been a guy who's really emerged as a true rogue course threat. And Bubba Wallace to that same level, ran really good at the indie road course, although he had never really shown much on these road courses.
Bell wins Charlotte as champion Larson bumped from playoffs
"Christopher Bell knew the only way that he could advance it to the next round of the NASCAR playoffs was to win and that's exactly what he did at the Charlotte roval running down and passing Kevin Harvick for the lead in the final laps I think I was running 7th or 8th and a couple guys were closing on me So I'm like man I just hope I can get out of here with the top ten and focus on trying to race for 5th and the points And then yeah the tides change Bell had prepared himself for elimination but fate intervened I didn't see it coming The road courses all year long we had not been strong and normally they're good for me Harvard got up front on the final restart but couldn't outrun bell I'm Jerry Jordan
Harvick wins again; NASCAR playoff picture remains muddled
"Last week Kevin Harvick broke a 65 race winless streak and this week at Richmond Raceway he stalked the leaders all day pouncing in this final stage to take home the checkered flag for the second time in as many weeks It's nice to be able to get to victory lane and to do that two weeks in a row I think today was just a total team effort They were great on pit road The back to back winner said he almost let the lead slip through his hands in the closing laps but held on to keep a hard charging Christopher Bell behind him at the line I screwed up Not from just not from coasting around That's for sure Bill would finish second followed by Chris bush or in third I'm Jerry Jordan
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Ask you guys this question. Who are your projected two drivers that are going to be locked into the playoffs when we head through the first race and around 15 and who are your last two drivers out? So last two drivers out. Let's just talk about the out drivers, 'cause locked in. I mean, you know, I think it's pretty, yeah, it's open ended. Who's gonna miss it? I'm just gonna say this. Okay, it was 6 races. If we don't have more winners. Okay, so let's just project where we're at with no more winners. It doesn't change. It doesn't change. You got one long shot, one guy, one long shot that you really could see it happening in the last 6, or is it gonna have to be a little bit of a surprise? I have a guy that I think could upset all this. I think Chris Bush wrote a road course. Yeah. He's been top 5 the last year. Here's my difference. Here's my difference, right? If somebody wins from nowhere, but if Chris buscher wins it, he wins at a road course. It won't be a surprise. You'll feel good about it. You'll be like, hey, this is a surprise he's running with the last two. I guess that's what I'm saying. I got bush down here. Let's just assume we know Blaney and Truex at some point have race winning speed. Don't know if they can win. Let's get below it. Harvick, I think we all think he can win, even though he's on a long race winless streak. He's got to have, they can win on their best, best day. I got it. Almirola no offense, I don't see it. Erik Jones, I think, same thing. On the absolute best day, it would be a long shot, but I put him in front of Almirola. I put him in front of Dylan McDowell, Haley. I really think that, you know, Chris buscher is the one down there that keeps popping up on my list as a guy that has run well enough the road courses, and the only other name I see down there is Ricky Stenhouse junior on their best days, they hang around the top 5 at that time's outright. Maybe you can do it. Yeah. But I mean, this is the point about extra winners is it's not just here's the better part way to look at it. Why
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Those four tires up and then passed, oh, I don't know. The guy that's won two of the last three races. He's saying he's a champion in the sport. I was impressed. No, I was impressed. And I'll say this, and I think Jeff said it a couple times. And I know I've heard you say it. Numerous times on broadcast and distant conversations. You watch Christopher Bell. He watched it on the truck, she watched him on the NXT and kick butt, take names. I'm doing this. And then he comes to the Cup Series and it's like, what happened to Christopher Bell? You've made the comment. It's a big step from Xfinity to cop. It's a big step competition. It's a big step in the length of the race. It's a huge step for learning. It's a huge learning curve. And to your point, it seems like it takes a couple of seasons, 90 races, three seasons, whatever that is, to figure out that curve and to figure out the pace of a race. And to figure out how to run a 500 lap race, or a 300 lap race, or a 500 mile race, or a 250 lap race at Martinsville places, whatever that may be. It takes a little while. And I think once you get that, then we see those guys build on top of that. And that's going to be interesting to watch Christopher Bell to see how he builds on what he's learned, especially this season. One line, one line during the race, reminded me of 90s starts. And that's when he said, I got it, Adam. Exactly. I got it at him. And that wasn't being rude. No, that was. Adam Stevens is crew chief longtime crew chief championship crew chief with cowboys like he's done a lot, right? And Adam was doing what Adam does. He was coaching his young driver around. But now a third year veteran, he finally had enough confidence in it. It didn't hurt Adams. This is not a moment that was contentious at all. What I saw was that star emerged like, I got it, and it was short, it was sweet. It was to the point and I can almost see Adam on the pit box be like, my man has it. Let's see. I love that. You got the ball right. And I'm almost one to say, I know you got it. Nothing else on the Game Boy, buddy. I'm just glad you appreciate that you got it. That's right. I love that moment. I tell you what else I thought was cool. Seeing he and chase Elliott go at it late in a race in New Hampshire, chase looked like his car had got loose and it looked like to me that Christopher knew it. Christopher said, okay, I know he's losing. That was part of that. I got it. Like I can see his weakness and I got to go take advantage of it right now. And the maturity of those two guys at their young age, they're older ish race car drivers because of all the race and they've done in their lives. And they're young in age, but they don't act like they're young. Clean race. Nobody knocked anybody out of the way. You know, I moved in by another way, just a good heart rate. And what I liked about it was the tires went away on the non car, right? And they found a way for that. I have it on the 20 car. That's what this is about. It's to that point. That's where if you go back and go back in time and when Gordon came along when you came along, that's what you guys brought to the table was you not only were good race car drivers, but you were thinking race car drivers. Some people have it in their head that the guy who's the bravest and the guy who runs the fastest is going to win the race. No, these are thinking events. These are cerebral events. You have to think about where you're at. And I thought Christopher Bell did a great job when Chase Elliott got hung up and couldn't get around the 45. Couldn't get around. But he kept a plan and a pressure to make chase try something and make chase trying. And he may chase run his tire resolve. To some degree, he forced that issue. Chase was playing Christopher's game then. At that point in time. And then when Christopher got him out and they got on on and it was one on one, then Christopher knew he had the better stuff. And chase knew he had
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Rebel takes it from them, takes it from true X takes some harm. It goes rips it away from Chase Elliott. Listen, I'm a big Christopher Bell. And watch an ailment trucks watching him in Xfinity. Now I think with the races he has under his belt and cup, I think he's just at the beginning of the success he's getting ready to have. I think he's one of our guys that will be in the future. He'll be the Kevin Hart. He'll be the Kurt Busch. He's gonna be one of those guys. I wrote down a stat here, 92 starts. Second win in 92 starts, I bring that up because we have Reddick win around his 90th start. Yeah, a lot of talk about ty Gibbs. A lot of talk about young drivers, right? I think we, perhaps, were blessed with some guys that got in great seats that made it look easier than it was. They won a lot in their first night, starts, right? I think we're starting to see a little bit with the Cup Series looks like now, right? Invest in a driver, two and a half, three years in. Now, Christopher one early, but now here's his second now. He's in the playoffs. So I think 92 starts. The other stat I wrote down is that while he didn't lead until the end in the 19, if you look at lab's lead, had the best car statistically, the last run was almost a third of the race. Yeah. So let's not make it sound like they got off pit road first and last led the last 5. You know what I mean? KP. Because if somebody says, wow, there was a final pit stop, and it kind of went their way. He started in no man's land on the final restart. Drove those four tires up and then passed, oh, I don't know. The guy that's won two of the last three races. He's saying he's a champion in the sport. I was impressed. No, I was impressed. And I'll say this, and I think Jeff said it a couple times. And I know I've heard you say it. Numerous times on broadcast and distant conversations. You watch Christopher Bell.
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Hey everybody, welcome to the Monday edition of motor mouse, Kyle Petty, Steve Letarte myself, but this show has always is about you. Call him. We wanted your calls. Just a nice one's a friendly ones. Oh, no, the bad ones, I didn't go to Kyle. He's prepared. One 8 four four NASCAR NBC or tweet us hashtag motor mouse. KP, how about the weekend? Listen, I enjoyed it. Obviously I wasn't there. But what do you guys on TV? The Xfinity race and the Cup race. And I thought it was pretty a pretty typical New Hampshire race. The way the way it spread out, the way it went. But man, there was some good racing. And there was some good storylines and you guys covered it perfect that felt from the very beginning. We were just talking about that tires were going to be an issue. Tires more so than track position and we'd always gone up there and it was track position track position track position. And then all of a sudden we go this year and it's, oh, let's go tires into the mix. And that's the way it played out. I thought y'all did a great job with that. Yeah, the KP's point in the booth. They look like New Hampshire. It looked like the bowl of soup. We expected, but it had different ingredients. And I think those small nuances really changed it, right? If you watched with the volume off and didn't really pay attention to the leader, it looked like New Hampshire, a couple lanes, a little beating, a little banging, some spread out racing at times and long green flag runs. So that didn't change. But how you won the race? How you protected your position? What the value of tiles were versus fuel, you know, there were just enough small nuances that I thought added to that race. And I won't lie after what happened in Martinsville in the spring. I was like, man, this is gonna be a good or bad race. I don't know. And then Richmond kind of looked like Richmond, and now we're going to what I consider a short track. I don't care what the other drivers may say that it's bigger than a short track. It races like a short track to me, and I didn't know how it would be. I give it a solid B plus for entertainment. A plus for storylines. Oh yeah. So good. Good weekend. Who was it? This morning that said that this was the first race that the card didn't make that big of a difference. I agree with that. I thought that was a cool thing. I hadn't thought about it like that, but that was yeah, I agree. Like when I looked out the window, it looked like the same New Hampshire race. Saturday race looked just like the Sunday. Yes, it was indeed. If anything, it was almost a New Hampshire. We don't need to get all in the weeds about spraying stuff on the track and all that stuff. But the fact that it didn't happen for whatever the reason. You mentioned at one point in the race, I looked up, I'm like, I think we went back about 6 years. I see Harvick. I see two eggs. 2017 New Hampshire. They were running up front. That was right. I think y'all said it a couple times. But then at the end of the day, youngsters rebel takes it from them, takes it from true X takes some harm. It goes rips it away from Chase Elliott. Listen, I'm a big Christopher
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"Kicking his ass. Right. That was one of the most empowered moments I ever had in my life. Was that three or four years span? Because now I had perspective. That I didn't have before. And yeah, that was a crappy three or four years. It sucked. But it helped shape who I may not be a good thing, but it helped shape who I am. No, I mean, I think it was a good thing. It did shape you and after you got that win at Dover in 2006, I'm sure that that made for a ton of relief for everything you went through in 2004. And that's how that is what's out there for that picture. Yeah. No question. We mentioned Christopher Bell becomes the 14th winner in the Cup Series this season. There's two slots left right now on points in the playoffs. I want to get to that, but first I want to touch briefly, chase Elliott, even though there's all this sort of speculation. Who's going to make the playoffs who's not? How many women are we going to have? There's one thing I think we can say to definitively right now is that chase Elliott has been the hottest driver in the Cup Series. He's leading the points. He's leading the playoff points. The way things are playing out, I think he is probably the odds on favorite to get the 15 points as the regular season champion as long as he continues the streak. He's got four straight finishes of first or second, so an average finish of one and a half since Nashville with two victories and two second place finishes. But in the post race interview with Parker Kligerman, he does not sound like a championship favorite Jeff. This was rookie season chase Elliott beating himself up about failing to execute what more do you need to be Christopher Bell in that last run? Just do a better job again. Same conversation as road America, unfortunately, so I just, you know, I feel like just a poor. Run of execution on my end, you know, throughout that
Bell crashes NASCAR playoff field with win at New Hampshire
"Christopher Bell didn't have the best car for most of the race at New Hampshire motor speedway but his crew kept working on it and it came alive as he chased down the leaders and drove away with his first win of the season My car was the fastest one out there especially on the long run And I did my job to maximize that With 6 races left in the regular season bells win has huge implications for the NASCAR playoff stanleys as he becomes the 14th driver to lock himself into the round of 16 They cut off line kept creeping up and up and up So it feels really good to hopefully get myself above that cut off line by a couple spots Chase Elliott finished second Bubba Wallace was third I'm Jerry
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Of your car and your tires. So to do everything in my opinion, perfectly, and still not get the win. Is that a little more upsetting today? Well, I mean, definitely it looked like the last summer laps from outside looking in. It certainly looked like it about went perfectly, but from inside the scene of the car and this is the way our race played out. It was actually far from that. We were running third there around the time the first caution came out when cars were overheating and we were throwing a lot of mud off the racetrack onto the grills of our race cars. And from about that point on, we seemed to land on the inside line and my car was not too good on the bottom. I didn't have a lot of forward drive, but I could carry good momentum on the top side. And because of that, every time we restart on the bottom, I lost like two, three, four spots on the restarts and next thing I knew, middle stage two, I'm sitting in the 14th position and lost all my track position just because I couldn't fire on the bottom. So it was actually a very frustrating night for us. We then fortunately got the top on a few restarts and got our way back to tenth. Whenever that stage two came to an end and Randall made the great call to forgo coming in and get tires and just trying to get up front and get some track position because I guess at our car was good on the top and it was really hard to make the passes because I'd be running over the top of people in the middle of the corner almost and I couldn't really set it up to where I'd have enough momentum going down a straightaway to really make a pass. I'd have to pretty much go for a crazy slide job like chase was doing. The only two times are really past anybody throughout the night. I really had to drive it off in a third three like he did and just hope they got him outside of me lifted. So all right, so we got this last year. I know you got a lot of tweets and a lot of questions about it. It's already started up this year. What you run a million dirt races in your life. True, dirt tracks. This is a concrete track with dirt on top of it. Does the dirt react different? Does it race different? Because we keep getting well, if they want to run dirt, let them go run a real dirt race track, not a fake dirt race track. So explain to us how this race is different or the same is what eldora races or a true dirt racetrack races. Well, I mean, it's still a dirt track. I mean, it is. I mean, there's dirt on it. There's feet of dirt underneath. Underneath the top layer of dirt that we're racing on. And so to me, it is a dirt race, but it's very unique because it only is around for a couple of months out of the year. It's not like dirt tracks like eldora or dirt tracks you run, you know, on a weekly basis that have a full-time crew, if you will, working on it year, year round the clock that really know the surface, you know, the folks at Bristol Motor Speedway and the people that did the track work had a huge undertaking, trying to perfect this as quickly as they could with the limited amount of time they have. So, I mean, I think it did really well for our cars as heavy as they are, you know, Bristol is a track that's almost too big for, you know, for spring cars and light models. It's really, really fast and fun. But dirty air does seem to come into play a lot with the true dirt cars. So it ended up, it ends up working really good for us with our heavy cars. But I think there are a number of dirt tracks across the country that are stock cars that we have, you know, our next gen cars could really perform well on the car itself really surprised me with how much you could slide it around and how much grip it really had. All right, Tyler, your fans want to know and my fantasy team wants to know when you shake your crystal magic 8 ball and you look across the summer. Give me two or three tracks. I mean, you seem to be running great everywhere, and we know where you've been labeled, right? The Miami's the dirt, but I think it's a wider spectrum of tracks than that. What are the tracks you have circled that you're like, you just can't wait to get to with this new car and as good as your team is performing. Well, honestly, right now, Steve, I mean, I think it could be anywhere. And it just comes down to our preparation. The work that we put in during the week, how good, how well do our sim sessions go, you know, working on our setups, because really what we bring to the racetrack is really, you know, and what we race and unload in practice with, we're kind of locked in with that. So it's really important to have good weeks at the shop, good weeks.
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"A class act. I'm on the same page with this, man. Oh. Now for the ripa from Stieglitz. So I'm going to tell you how it is as a crew guy. Before the drivers speak, I'm going to tell you as a crew guy. If my driver would have shook the hand of the guy that just wrecked me for the win, he'd be putting his own car together next week. Oh. I'm sorry. You know how hard I had to work to motivate guys to put cars together? I'm fine with an apology, but I am not okay with Tyler edick accepting it. Even if it's a bit of a show, put a show on for me. Look at Tyler Edith. Look at the crew members behind him. Nothing that crew member right there, you see a smile on his face? He ain't happy. So I appreciate I don't want to see fists. We had that a couple weeks ago. That was too much. But I'm not okay with this. I'm not looking behind this. Look at those two crew guys. They're okay with it. I mean, they were 9 and day. They sacrificed. They're away from home on Easter. To win a dirt race at Bristol. Now, I'm okay that they probably would have called them made up on Monday. They're very talented race car drivers who are going to have a lot of run ins, good and bad. And I'm okay with all that. But right then and there, I want to see Tyler Reddick to be a little more disappointed about what happened. I appreciate that he was doing some internal investigating that maybe he could have done a little bit better, but in the end, chase Briscoe took this one away. So are you okay with Chase Briscoe going there, which I think is an okay act. Rather than calling or sending a text this day and time. I appreciate you going there. You're saying and I think I agree that I would like to see a little more emotion maybe madness from Colorado. And maybe that's true. Maybe I have this pointed wrong, because I think chase Briscoe going down and admitting his fault helps a little bit, but I don't know. Man, I don't want to see, listen, KP. If you're my guy, at least act like we're back to back in this battle. I mean, you know, because that makes sense. I understand it's about the race car driver. But more than Tyler Reddick lost when that car went spinning through three and four. That makes sense. And listen, chase going down there. That's just an old school. Which that's cool. Yeah. I like that. Forget your phone. Don't FaceTime me. Don't tweet me. Don't text me. Don't call me and then talk to my kids on the phone, and then you finally get me on the phone and that's not yet. Just go talk to me. You know what I mean? And that's what guys used to do. So I do appreciate that piece of it. I might have missed out, fired up. Fired up about this one all day, but I can see your point. I see your point of view. Whenever it was live. Well, you could see those Christmas. They were not happy about the situation. Martin for one time, where I should have moved someone for the race win. It wasn't my style. I thought that I could pass it until he ran me on the wall coming out of turn four to get the checkered flag. Now I realize that good. And so but they were upset about that. So I get that and you're right. We're going to be in this together. We have to be in it together. Listen, he had a deal for 30 New Hampshire one day. A Gordon. Disagreed. And let me tell you. Who's it wrong? But if it was going to be a fight, we're all getting in the middle of it. We were all in it. Either way. All right, well, you know the good thing about this is we get some really good.
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"It doesn't make him less dangerous. How about that? I would say if any more dangerous. Well, he said that I know a lot of the top last week was after Denny Hamlin won. Okay, it was this gonna make everything right for Denny Hamlin. And then he has another problem this week. So it doesn't ride everything, but it certainly helps keep it. Yeah, and listen, this race track, this restraint is a racetrack where Kyle Busch makes a big difference. Oh, the driver can make a big difference. The Toyotas are a little bit behind. They appear to be. At a lot of the racetracks we go. And no matter how good Kyle Busch is and no matter how great Denny Hamlin is or Martin Truex, they can't carry that car, not in this day and time. They can't carry it. They've got what they've got. So I agree with you to get the 60th win to get that 18 years in a row and the check that box takes a lot of pressure off this driver though. Denny Hamlin's luck so bad. I don't think I ride with him to lunch. I mean, he would get one of the fin and show me breaking and all kinds of issues. Yeah. All right, let's see what Justin's got forced. Justin, go ahead. Hey guys, I just want to let you know I want you to watch chase Briscoe down and Bloomington speedway and moments in Indiana. And that's a class act what he did. I mean, at the end, going to Tyler Eric and shaken his hand like that. That's a class act. I'm on the same page with this, man. Oh. Now for the ripa from Stieglitz. So I'm going to tell you how it is as a crew guy. Before the drivers speak, I'm going to tell you as a crew guy. If my driver would have shook the hand of the guy that just wrecked me for the win, he'd be putting his own car together next.
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"I don't even know. I'm glad this is your segment. How drivers? And I know it pretty much goes with all competitions and athletics that you look at things differently when you're on one side. This is the other. But Kyle Busch is in a league by himself, I think, whenever it comes to this. And I have no problem with that. You know, I mean, you take them how you can get them. It's what he said. And I think as a race driver, you understand how difficult these are. Maybe not for him because you have a point now, 60 out of 6 15. That's pretty good percentage, but your thoughts on what you might have heard there. So I think if he had a chance to go back, he, well, I don't know if he would take back his comments. No, they look like coy Gibbs sitting next to him, which is he would take back his comments. Just because, listen, I didn't like what he said about Bowman backing into one, because like I said, I don't believe it will happen. So I'm not going to say that he backed into this one. He was there and he earned it. Sundays are too tough. You're not giving any of these ever. Yeah. I mean, there are too many cars, too many teams, too many drivers, and too many ways to lose one, you have to put yourself in position and I mean, listen, if he was a half a second farther back, I'm not sure if he beat Tyler right into the line. So you still control your vehicle in your results. Yeah. But, you know, I love cow, okay? 'cause it's our job easy. Yeah, 'cause he says, he says what he's thinking at that time. It's not tempered, it's not anything. And we condemn drivers for being too regimented. And then we condemn him for being unregulated and just unhinged sometimes. But what's fascinating is his reasoning for why he should have wanted to race was, he passed Kyle Larson one time. Yeah. And Kyle Larson's pretty good race car driver. So I ran up front. But he's right. He is right. It's not the greatest way to explain it, but you said it. He was running third. Listen, I want a race run in the field, okay? And you know what? I can look at the record book all day long and it doesn't say. Earnhardt and Walter up and rutman and Bodine crash. That's not what it says. It says W it says W and there's a trophy and there's a check. And I don't think you I've seen a couple of races that I said, that guy. He was a 29th place car and he wanted to race. You know what I mean? Joey Logano, his first win. Oh my gosh, I pulled my hair out. You know what I mean? I mean, I don't want to talk about it. Up in New Hampshire. Actually I don't know what I'm talking about. But you look at but you knew that was a team. That was a driver. They were going to be capable. You know, listen, we all, and Dale's right. I can twist every situation to my advantage and every situation why it's they always felt that I didn't do it. I'm just going to tip my hat to I think it was Jennifer who asked the question. It was a well pointed question in the media center. And as you said, in the NASCAR record books and every record book you found. It Kyle Busch's number 60 win. That's not going to say anything about how he came about that. And with all honesty, he's probably had a couple of taken away things that happened. I will say that. Your dad, I was talking to your dad and my dad and junior Johnson, honestly, at Hall of Fame thing one year. And they were talking about race wins and different stuff because you know how when they get together. They really love everyone. They lost. But and everyone I'm said the same thing. There's a scale. And for everyone you lose that way, you win one that way. And at the end of your career, most of the time it'll balance out, which is an interesting way and more than one driver, Hall of Fame driver thinks that way. Yeah. Okay. Well, let's get this is all about the fans, so let's go back to the phone lines. Who's there? Two thing. Hello. Hello. Hello. Oh, there you are, yes, sir. Go. Hey, go ahead. With the win last night for Kyle Busch, although he only let one lap didn't really dominate the race. Do you think it could turn around in season? And the next championship, this question. So that's an interesting point. I got asked that early today. I think today the question was, is this a spring vault for.
"christopher bell" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Traffic. So I think if we would have got into lap traffic, we would have saw a lot more lead changes and more back and forth for the lead, at least. Hey, Christopher, now that you've been on pretty much every different type of racetrack you possibly can with this new car. Your thoughts on that, it seems like in my mind, as I've watched these races, you've been running really well in the majority of them, but now just cracking back into the top 16 of the points. Are you happy with what's been going on and are there changes you think need to be made to the car? Yeah, I mean, I think that, you know, just like the dirt track at Bristol, there are still areas that we can improve with the next gen car. The flat tire problem still hasn't been solved. So that's going to be an ongoing issue for at least a couple more races until they get an answer for it. But yeah, I mean, I think the product overall, whether we're at Las Vegas, California, Bristol dirt, or Atlanta super speedway. It's been a pretty good race. So overall, really happy with the car and I've had a ton of fun driving it. So, you know, I think there's some places that we've gone that the next gen car has been worse than the gen 6 car. And then there's other places that we've gone where the next gen car has been better. So you can chalk Bristol dirt up to probably a little bit better than the gen 6 car. Well, you know, the one beautiful thing about NASCAR, whether you like it or don't like it, is there's always another race, right? So when you're the winner, you got to forget about it quickly. If you have a bad week, you get to move on quickly. So let's look ahead. Go to Talladega, you know, one thing we talk about every time we go is it seems like it has some ebbs and flows of these organizations working together than every man for themselves and all these different things. The Toyota camp. It's the smallest camp. Is that an advantage so you can guys can stay on the same plane? Is it a disadvantage because you don't have enough cars? Because it seems like you can't have too many people invited to the dinner party. Yeah, I mean, that's a loaded question. So whenever it comes to pitch strategy, it's a disadvantage because we don't have the sheer numbers to go out and create the speed that the forward of the chevrolets do, generally. But on the flip side, it becomes a little bit easier if we can get us all on the same page to stick together. So we've been beating that drum pretty hard. The last couple of speedway races to try and get all of the Toyota cars to stick together and unite as a team. And we've done pretty well with that. Listen, this is my last question. I know Toyota's are nice, but do you live in your car? It seems like it. That's for sure. I mean, we're just we're doing this interview from your car. I'm like, this is great. We did tower Reddick one year, one time on this show,.
Ross Chastain bangs Trackhouse Racing into 1st victory lane
"Ross just a would not be denied this first ever NASCAR Cup series win no matter how hard the other competitors raced him slammed into him or try to take advantage at every corner of the twenty turn certainly the Americas in Austin my mom's here and she's just supported me a lot of the whole way that was the closest I came to crying after the race and just now I'm just thinking about she doesn't get to come to as many as she wants to on the final lap AJ Allmendinger mock testing out of the way but it wasn't far enough to keep him from returning the favor as Alex Bowman tried to avoid the chaos Allmendinger go around in turn nineteen of chest pains bumper as Bowman tried to go wide he would finish second S. chest thing pass them both for the win Christopher bell finished third Jerry Jordan Austin Texas
Larson wins at Texas for 1st spot in NASCAR's championship 4
"The years windows driver left nothing to chance by clinching a spot in the championship finals with a dominant performance in Texas Kyle Larson led two hundred and fifty for the three hundred and thirty four laps it wouldn't his eighth race of the year the wind didn't come as easily though was the lap count appears as he had to survive three restarts in the final sixty laps to get the win Larson also won the all star race at Texas earlier this year William Byron finished second Christopher bell was third Brett McMillan fort worth
Kyle Larson Wins at Watkins Glen, Eyes Regular-Season Title
"Kyle Larson made a late race pass after working his way to the front of the field at Watkins Glen international to pick up his fifth NASCAR win of the season as as teammate chase Elliott finished second Larson led twenty seven laps and had to hold off elite to take the checkered flag at one point he averted disaster when his car bomb to that of Christopher bell's inset bill spinning into turn one but Larson held on and made it a point to apologize after the race he had to turn the corner and I was as low as I can get and yeah we make contacts so you know is it was definitely my fault not intentional obviously but yeah I made a mistake Kelly said he misses chance to overtake Larson and after leading thirty five laps earlier in the race Martin Truex junior finished third I'm Jerry Jordan
Under Darkness, Almirola Pulls off Shocker at New Hampshire
"Eric I'm a role as a disastrous year just two top tens and twenty seventh in points and tell the stunned everybody by winning the darkness shortened Foxwoods thrill one the win clinches Almirola a spot in the playoffs despite the way the rest of this season is gone man I feel so good especially where we're at in point we had to win we had to win to get in the playoffs and this team deserves to be in the classroom we're a playoff caliber team and man it just feels so good all morals car came alive over the second half of the race but with dark to shorten the race by eight laps it cut short Christopher bell's late charge towards the front Brett McMillan lot New Hampshire
Elliott Wins at Road America to Start New Hendrick Streak
"Chase Elliott is making himself known as a road course space this time picking up the win in the NASCAR Cup series race at the sold out road America in Elkhart lake Wisconsin L. it started thirty second the four mile road course and drove his way through the field to take the lead on two separate occasions in this final push to the front muscle Pascal bush and took the lead on lap forty six bush fell to third after he was passed by Christopher bell who finished second running up the top five for Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin respectively I'm Jerry Jordan
"christopher bell" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"A pack as Christopher Bell now looks to the inside of Kyle Larson. He'll squeeze up underneath him in turn one. Mr for Bell's Got a pretty good run going after having that span early on tonight, he powers his lay under larger but can't get the past, not in front of them. One working on Newman's Hamlin has to back away. He'll fall into the clutches of Larson Larson immediate crossover dives to the inside, Larson dispenses with Denny Hamlin and slides up the racetrack in the process, Guys, I think this race tracks get ready to change. Big time in both corners turned one and two and three and four. No more sunlight on the track whatsoever a little bit. Down the back straightaway. But this is a point where every time you make a stop, you better be adjusted on this car and staying up with these changing track conditions. Trust me, It's gonna be a big deal right now. It is. Alex Bowman, Matt DiBenedetto, Eric L. Merola, Michael McDowell, Ryan Newman. Top five. Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, Kevin Harvick and Austin Dillon. Your top 10 4 laps to go now here in round number three. His 15 lap run. It's Alex Bowman and Dave. I'd say this is about as big a league we've seen all day. Bowman had to really fight to get the lead away from Mac to Benedetto in Oracle, Merola, But now he is quite literally driving off into the sunset. Right now. Alex Bowman has the advantage of clean air and those Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolets are just lethal. He's pulled away. By now six car lengths over a good battle for second Good battle for second between Matt the Benedetto and Eric Al Merola. A couple of Ford's then back to a good three car battle, led by Michael McDowell. McDowell hanging onto the number four position. Ryan Newman having a strong run in this round. He is next in line, but he is feeling the heat. Kyle Larson diving to the low line,.
NASCAR Richmond Cup Recap
"Nascar. Short-track action cup series from richmond raceway. Let's run things down. Ten to one austin dillon. There at number ten then he got mad to benedetto a nice finish there with top ten. Kyle busch at a pit road. Problem finishes eighth william byron eric. Merola martin tricks junior. Also pit road problems. Christopher bell number four and joy lugano his eleventh. Top five at richmond aright. Let's talk about the top. Two i up denny hamlin dominated again won. Both of the stages led a ton of laps. And it's still winless in twenty twenty one despite all top ten finishes except for one where he finished eleventh. He is the points leader by a ton anyway. So i'm sure he's not too upset. He does want a notch that window to victory lane. No one saw this coming. Alex bowman heads to victory lane. Grabs the checkered flag. Gives it to a fan for his first career. Short-track win after recovering from a pit road penalty. It's his third career cup series win. It's been twenty three richmond races. Since a hendrick motorsports car has one and it was twenty seventeen dover the last time you saw the forty eight car in victory
Bowman denies Hamlin with swift late move at Richmond
"Alex Bowman overcame a pit road penalty for an uncontrolled tire to go on to take home the win at Richmond Raceway a first of the track for Hendrick motor sports since two thousand and eight back then seven time champion Jimmie Johnson put the forty eight in victory lane when Bowman was only fifteen years old Hammond said he never expected Bowman to drive away from him because you never saw him at the front of the field throughout the day join the Ghana would finish third while Christopher bell and Martin Truex junior would round out the top five respectively I'm Jerry Jordan
Martinsville Cup Recap
"The final lap with kerry murphy is is on nascar cup series race recap from martinsville speedway which started on saturday under the lights and ended on sunday under the lights after heavy rains. Let's take a look ten to one. Kyle busch somehow kind of top ten with a mangled number eighteen race car. Then got kevin harvick tyler. Radic number eight. Christopher bell joey. Logano kyle larson william byron number four denny. Hamlin led more than half of the race and ends up third. Ouch and in second chase elliott comes up one spot short of the win. So let's head to victory lane. Our martin tricks. Junior has become the seasons. I race winner with twenty nine. Th career win third career martinsville win third of the last four races at this track and now with three grandfather clock trophies in his house. I'm not sure how he's going to get any sleep with that. Other stories on the day ryan blaney won. Both of stages led a ton of laps in this race. Only to get busted for leaving the pillbox equipment. The air hose and the gun. You're not supposed to bring that with you late in the race while running up front about forty three laps to go and a massive talladega like wreck bush. Chris butcher banged fenders took out the likes of kurt. Busch brad keselowski kyle busch cole. Custer alex bowman daniels wars and many others on lap. Three eighty six up next to the cup. Series is yet another short-track richmond. Raceway sunday three pm eastern on fox and martin tricks junior has won two of the last three at this track. Nineteen car again
Who Are Your Bristol Fantasy NASCAR Picks?
"Dragon joining us for this final fantasy segment. As i told you last week i was able to record any of the segment leaders for this week. But i did get your winter. This winter for the final ap weekly fantasy league is tia. Fell w join the revolution with a score of two hundred and forty eight points. Good job now. The picks this week are pretty simple. There's three key drivers that i'm looking at that. I'm pretty sure everyone is going to have on their lineup. So we're probably looking at a bonus points race this weekend but to get you started. Kyle larson in the five car. Everybody knows he is the guy to beat in the dirt anywhere. He goes in any kind of car and the second guy. Christopher bell in the twenty car also very good in the dirt and the third guy will take a look at is tyler rhetoric in the car so we have zero stats to pump at you today. Because this is nascar's very first cup race in the dirt in the modern era with that being said folks. It's going to be super important to keep an eye on both of those practice sessions friday night as well as all four qualifier races on saturday based on those results should be able to round out the rest of your team for sunday. All right folks.
Martin Truex Jr. wins Phoenix NASCAR Cup Series race
"Desert racing. Phoenix raceway was the location for nascar. Cup series racing. Let's recap things. Tend to one ryan. Blaney led a bunch of laps early on in this thing. Christopher bell number. Nine william byron kyle larson recovered from starting in the back of the pack after a pre-race inspection failure and to pit road penalties to finish seventh kevin. Harvick your phoenix master. He's won a bunch of races there at number six. And you got chase elliott brad keselowski denny hamlin number. Three and joy. Lagana led the most laps in this race at one hundred and forty-three that twenty two car out front for most of this thing he ends up. Second one spot shorter the win. He said post-race that hurts pie. Now we've had five races and five different winners. It's his first career win at phoenix. First win of twenty twenty one. He is now tied with carl edwards at twenty eighth on the all time wins list. His name martin. True ex junior recovers to win the race. After kissing the wall early on
Bell close to Elliott on Road Courses
"Nascar cup series road course racing from the infield at daytona and this thing was amazing and we have another first time winner. Christopher bell crosses the line i picks up his very first career cup series win and number twenty car and he's essentially now locked into the playoffs as well as the all star race at texas to win my first race center. Of course is you know. I didn't expect that to happen now. And i've always had a tremendous amount of respect for the guys that are racing because it's a showcases talent artists especially just surreal to be as competitive as we were. Today i felt like delegates kind of. We're pretty well there. So that was really cool. Chases the benchmark for racing at the moment. And i feel like we're we're both my group is close. Say we're i mean my group might receive my arm honestly able to stay home and the myself for doing that because it's hard to do and especially at a record sri have so many heavy braking zones and ariza plenty of opportunities to make a mistake. But that i would. I would say that this was do my first julia bowl winner. Ride been in that position so many times and i was anxious nervous and then just focusing on it so that it was. It was definitely there but i was thinking that i was able to often mistake
Bell Wins at Wild Daytona Road Course
"That's car cup series road course racing from daytona. This thing was packed with actual. Let's run them down. Five to one rack is lousy kurt busch denny hamlin number. Three and joy lagana led ten laps in this thing but he just couldn't hold off the winner to victory lane. Christopher bell picks up his very first career cup series win as number twenty car. Crosses the stripe. I that's how winning works. He is essentially now locked into the playoffs and the all star race at texas ariza plenty of opportunities to make a mistake. But i would. I would say that this was equal to a you know my my first goal winter ride the i've been in opposition so many times and i was nervous and just focusing on march so that it was it was definitely there but i was thankful that i was able to go up not make mistakes
Bell snags first Cup victory in another surprise Gibbs win
"After a lackluster year in twenty twenty Christopher bell proved to the world he could overtake and hold off the best drivers in NASCAR on the Daytona international speedway road course securing his first Cup series victory bell was trailing join the Ghana with five laps to go but he continued to press and put himself in position for the win coming to the white flag lap bill chase down the gun on the front straight she came and never looked back bills teammate Denny Hamlin finished third after leading five laps during the race Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five jury Jordan Daytona beach Florida
Tyler Gibbs and Jack Irving of Toyota Racing Development's TD2 driver development program
"Now. Let's get to part two of our conversation with Tyler Gibbs and Jack Irving just this I want to give you guys a chance to put some names with some faces here people who are listening. We've mentioned Christopher Bell. You guys mentioned Harris and Burton. I was reading a motorsports analytics story today in which Jack was quoted very highly on Chandler. Smith just wanted to give you a chance to tell us a little about. Who'S IN THE LINEUP? Right now and we're the names. We should be watching it from the Toyota racing development driver program. So it's funny. I think we have some remarkable kids coming up of all different ages all different ranges But it's still development like Chandler. Smith is is a gifted driver. I mean in in we've been with Chandler for three or four years i. I don't remember how long it's been a few years. He's been fantastic. He's always been a strong late model. Racer Kinda in his family team was was quite gifted enabled to kind of compete at a very young age with some very high level guys in racing and then he transferred that into Arca adventuring end and has been fantastic and the more he matures the better. He gets Which is really exciting. He's similar to like a younger Jones in that respect where he's young and been around it and he seemed so much older in a car and so much more mature in so that is translated into the truck races he ran last year and and I have some pretty high expectations of him as he does of themselves but he's definitely one of our up and comers that is on the young side mean seventeen and still developing and then obviously there's the Raphael Lazard the neckaces that we've been with for quite a while and I think most people know of Kazan truck races now. That were pretty happy about. And then there's there's lots of kids that we actively engage with and develop in all different areas were lucky not geographically focused either because we have teams all over the place and that's helped us engage with maybe some kids we probably wouldn't necessarily always get access to so there's some good kids in California. There's kids racing for Keith in Indiana. There's just there's just a lot of strong drivers out there the thing that's so interesting though. Is that their kids and kids. You never know what's going to happen so it's still development. I mean it's it's People. WanNa say whatever they want to say about how what what it takes to make it? But they're a work ethic focused drive a passionate WanNa do it is all super important to to make it and at some point maintaining that from fourteen fifteen. Sixteen seventeen is very very difficult to do. Know we can talk about it all the time about being focused in wanting it and all that but the proof is in Monday through Friday. And how hard? They're working what they're doing and to to be on top of their game and and for whatever reason at times that lapses and you know you could take a great kid who's Fourteen Jesse. Love is a kid we've been with since he was twelve. I think thirteen stupid. How young that was East we're really excited about him and you know then. There's kids like Geo celts. Who came out of nowhere in dirt and had outlawed program in in our racing with us and pavement. That's a little bit kind of a different road that he traveled and then we have Holly Holland and Greasy Trotter. Who really come aboard and done a really good job in kind of in all of our testing have looked quite good still have a lot of development to do. You know there's there's kids we lost Based on Ford coming in that is painful to so. There's I think there's a lot of good crop of young kids coming out racing and as long as they all continue to work hard developing keep good people around him then hopefully we'll see him down the road. We really good group. We have a good team of kids. it's exciting to them kind of interact with each other watch the quote unquote older kids. Who may not actually be older but have been in higher level than others and back and forth and so he has Jackson. We're really excited about about our kids. You mentioned most of the ones I attend to hit their Jesse loved Yosemite. I think Logan. Cv also part of the lineup. I believe I mean so. Logan was Logan is not as involved now. We still are working through some things to see if there's ways to work together it's just difficult to the process is difficult and how everybody fits in where they go. I mean Logan is ridiculously talented. I mean it's it's just finding the path and making it work is always hard. You know I mean you look at the McNally Lineup or venturing lineup with I mean. You have Corey Haim and drew dollar and Michael Self Austin Hills Rachel H at hr e and in. He's ridiculously good. And He's twenty four with two kids for God's sake so I mean it's awesome right. I mean in in in in Austin Hugely Involved Maximum Laughlin with with a jury in there. There is an amazing group of kids in. What's interesting is we're kind of lucky. We have some really driven dedicated guy who want participate and show up every day. And I mean that's what's crazy about the performance central a lot of those that we talked about minus the group their local to North Carolina. Right you get into dirt kids in our dirt. Kids are Cap. GotTa be the younger kids we've ever had consistently with Daisin Ken McIntosh and Buddy I mean it. Just these they're all babies right in and so they're and they're out. There racing are trying to raise eighty times a year. I mean it's it's just an amazing amazing situation but I think we've been very lucky. I mean part of it is. I think what we've done is a little bit different and and our teams of Baden in. That's been a big part of it. That's it goes back to what I said before. The integration of the teams is pretty special and something. I think I'm probably most proud about. Is that all those teams engage in actively discuss things with each other to try to help develop the drivers.