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333: How to Think Like a Front-End Developer with Trent Walton

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333: How to Think Like a Front-End Developer with Trent Walton

"Hey, there Chaba maniacs. You're listening to another episode of the shop. Talk show podcast about front end web design and development. I'm Dave Rupert with me as Chris Koya. Yeah. Yeah. This is the third one now in a series. So pardon my introduction here, but some people pop into the podcast only once in a while we're doing a mini series here. Dave acronym that yesterday of t. l. t. l. TA EFI d think like a front end. Yeah. How to think like a friend, a friend developer in in, it's not prescriptive. It's mostly just us talking to people who we find. You know, interesting front end developers out there in the world that asking him the same set of questions on purpose in which to get a variety of answers about this world of front investment. You could say that the shop talk show all three hundred thirty. Three episodes of it are a little bit like that, but we're honing in on it here. We're trying to. I don't know, get some get some meat on these bones of this job that we call front in development. So we have what I'd consider to be a friend developer, but of course, wears many hats, like everybody else that we've interviewed as well, somebody near and dear to Austin, Texas, and and Dave's life as well. We have Trent Walton, hey, Trent, I so two thirds of of pair of Allah's is here with us today, right? And then there's Dave to it's great. Great. Great to have you. Thanks for having me on your podcast. Dave. You know you had me and Reagan on like thirty years ago. It's nice to be back three hundred something episodes later. Yeah. I told you to get that we'd get around. You can tell these two guys probably talk on zoom, you know, more than once a day. I don't even know what zoom is, is that that's what we're using right now a zoo first. Let's just start with this one Trent because we're gonna. We're focusing on you today here, although I'm sure some like some Dave. Plus Trent answers will will seep in here because of how things are done at parallel or whatever tried to you. Think of yourself as a front end developer are, is that what you are? Yeah. Well, I mean, we could just get this out of the way. So this is a series right? And you guys are probably having a discussion and you know, we should get a broad like sampling of people who are like full on, we know for sure their front end developers, and then you got a bunch of listen, you need. We need a space for like one more person. We need someone who's like really questionable, Dave. Do you know anybody who's like maybe not even doesn't even qualify. Then he probably said, yeah, let's get turn on the. Now, but I would say that I consider myself a front end developer or a front end something. Yeah, but you right. How often do you write like an opening tag like is at once a day? Oh, yeah. Yeah, time. So. Well, there you go. That's that's the tough interview. No, the way, but the way I think about it is I think in my with my context, I work with two other people at pair of oil, and I don't really job titles mean very little to us in our context. So I kind of like easier for me to not think about this thing, but I also think about about, like if we're having a discussion clients or getting to know us, what kind of a sumptious are they going to make about me based on how I introduced myself or frame my skills. So it's almost like I'm whatever I as and consider myself to be a web building perspective. I think what message gonna send? I don't want to misrepresent myself, but I also don't want to sell myself short. So I think a lot about, like, you know, I think on my looked, looked at my website and my blog, and I was like, what did I forgot? What did I call myself? And I think I say something like web designer in a web builder because I don't think that I'm just this like. Full stack like the buck stops at my desk. And any question that you have, I will be the person at parallel to go to for that, but like, yeah, like I live the majority of my time in whether it's designed or building or optimization or whatever it is. It's spent in the browser, and that's all I think about. That's where I live. So in that sense, I do definitely identify as a front end something that'd be a front end designers that thing you could say, maybe a web designers, the best title designer. Sure. So design is the big yard of what you do because so would you say that there's people out there that could be a front end developer who have? No, they just don't deal in design that PA. Yeah, perhaps. And on the flip side, I wouldn't. I wouldn't want anybody that I make Redline documents or like I asked for people to change layouts and things like. I designed in the browser most of the time and things like that. So yeah, it's like it's like, if you say web designer, you wanna make sure that you don't get the impression when he doesn't touch. I don't need to like talk to him about code or it is tricky all these titles isn't it? Because because if you, if you just say web designer is automating mean that you have front end development chops or not. I think I think some people would say, if you say, well, if you put the word web in front of designer that you'd better as hell, no browser stuff. And some people might say, no, I just happened to design things that end up on the web. I don't necessarily need those skills. But if you say front end developer, I haven't met anybody yet that says a friend developer doesn't need to know HTML CSS. That would be weird. Yeah, I would agree that that's a very handy thing to know how to do if you're going to be a front end developer. So let's say maybe remove yourself just for this second part of this one question, whatever your role is, let's think of just the. General term of what a front end developer does. What are the characteristics of that role? Not web designer, web builder or anything else, but like if somebody calls themself front end developer, what? What are the characters? What should they know? Yeah, and I'd probably think that gets into where I would be less likely to identify in that context because I think that there's a comprehensive like working knowledge of everything. So like working like me, I work with HD and CSS allot little Josh script a little bit less. And then like performance and optimization, all that kind of stuff as well. I work in that. So I think that almost implies like I am. I think Dave's the good example here, it's almost like for prepare. We get a question about whether it's like a new framework or methodology or whatever. We may all three have opinions. A lot of times like, I don't know. I haven't spent any time with it. I haven't been been making myself responsible for evolving my skill set our perception or opinions in a certain area. So it's almost like wherever the or the buck stops and not to say that like every front end developer needs to be like the leader of every aspect of for an end development at their company. But I think like there's a difference between me being capable of doing things and. Kind of like picking things that I find interesting here and there to engage in. Whereas I, I noticed people like Dave who think live in the space and making themselves like it's almost like the part of the job is to live and discuss explorer experiments and sort of develop comprehensively like knowledge of all things that are happening in the furniture space. Interesting. So if you don't do that, so you've kind of on purpose stayed away from that and not on purpose? I have no idea. Yeah, but I would say that if you were to put both of us together, he he, Dave, that's I'm not saying to be a friend of l. per you have to. Work as hard into the extent where you're like to know every single thing every single tool every single framework every single, whatever that comes up but making a conscious effort of like keeping your eye on the ball as things evolve is probably like a key thing. And for me, I think the differentiator. In why wouldn't like directly like sit in a client introduction, kickoff meeting and say, I'm the Fernan developer parallel because definitely in that sense. I'm not so. Okay. And you mentioned you're not. The first has mentioned performance, right? Right. Out of the gate and that you you do. Some of that work is that can you be a front end developer who doesn't know about her, doesn't care about performance or is that one of the kind of defining Kirsch? I was thinking about this. What makes a web designer or what makes a front, what a web builder, if you want to be as absolutely general and bland as possible. Like just like that term to me, Frank Camaro had that bog post and this term he coined, maybe he didn't win. It probably coined it though. It was like the grain of the web and nothing that was a few years ago and that to me described what I do more than anything else. So you know if I'm designing something, be it in like a image tool or a in the browser and like the real prototyping experience on code pen or what. Ever. I am thinking about everything that you know the experience all across the board, and so to not think about the excess ability to not think about device. Like processing speed and screen sizes and not think about. Connection speeds to sort of enor- the medium itself. So I mean, yeah. I mean, I, you know, I don't think everyone needs to be performance specialist in like no, every single thing about how internet connections are made and requests and all of these things. And maybe I'm not that. But you know, I think often every every decision I make it goes through sort of like a sub-conscious series of checks and performances for sure. One of them. I'd like to use this image or will house is going to be coded and how many kilobytes is this going to be? What's the impact? So maybe it's not a prerequisite. But like if I was talking to somebody and they were saying they worked on front end and they weren't thinking about performance. I think it'd be a red flag. If it was like a collaborator or something. So yeah, I think it's key to what we do. So it's it's a wariness, but like awareness plus or something. It's like. You you need to. So like you said you, you don't necessarily need to be a specialist, but it needs to be on your beyond your Chuck list and away. Yeah, everyone's got their own little areas. I mean, it can. It can be optimizing images if you're a designer and sort of supplying the build with like, you know what it needs to be built on. That was weird sense, but like, but it can also be like how to use web inspector, how to analyze webpage tests or whatever. So I mean, I think you can do all those things or some of those things. But yeah, making sure that you sort of have a understanding of what's a big webpage. What's a slow web page, what's fast page, all that kind of stuff. So. So if that's on the Chuck list in a way performance. So the broader circle is running developer. The narrower circle is being aware of performance. What are other things on that Chuck list? You know, what do you do? You actually have a checklist or what's tone. I don't know. Maybe I do don't have a physical checks. You know, I think like I said, having kind of general understanding of devices and how they work a general understanding of accessibility. I mean, even, you know, there's a lot you can get really deep into that. I mean, there's conferences in books and talks on that stuff for a reason. But I think like I mean, whether it's color contrast or tab index or whatever, just sort of like what we need to do to make this stuff. Okay. And then then you can obviously enlists and probably shouldn't list specialists when necessary. But I think you know all the things that impact user be thinking about. Okay, cool. So this one. For the both of, you know, just because you own operate a business together, but this. So we're gonna. We're gonna change the pace a little bit here. Tell me about your ideal front end development process in you. You don't just deal with the front end, so maybe you could we could broaden this up to what's your ideal process, but you know, let's think about it this way. Like, you know, a client walks through the door, the virtual door of parallel Inc, and and and who are they? Who's your dream client? What are they asking you for? What are their asking your involvement to be like, you know, what does it look like to work with them all the way through the completion of the product like it, you know what's the ideal situation? Not just like, you know that and other great because they got a lot of money, you know, but just that just feels perfect. Effect. Well, I just say like prefaces, we I, this is a good question that we've been asking everyone, but we just spent a lot of time on this kind of what actually do we do, what kind of work do we want to do on our website? We just did a whole purpose to that be good, but the don't ignore the word process here too. I wanna I wanna know what you know, what is it like? Not just who they are and what you do, but then like what? What is doing it actually like, yeah, no, I can go. Yeah. I just you did all the words on the page, so I'm gonna just default to. Yeah. And then you can make it accurate when I'm finished. That sounds like. There's a lot of like, I think you get into like sectors that we'd be interested to work in. But I think for us, we can say that we do not like projects that don't have any kind of strategy. If it's just like we have a design. You know, we, we skip things or we try to pass on things if we have the opportunity and hopefully busy enough to where we just need this coded or like we already had the designs and we need somebody to implement this. It's it's not. You're not really taking advantage of what we were. We'll houses. So we like to hear, we always say, tell us your problems and then we can solve them with design and building. So I think our process is very much like it's a very casual prototype, friendly process. And our first thing that we normally do is and I was thinking about this. We we ask for if the client wants to own the code and oftentimes just given the size of the organization they need to, we asked for Git repo. And if even if there's no code, there's no issue with code or bug attached to an issue every single thing, and we're not tied to this, but we, if we have the. It's our preference. We, we're talking on your ideal process here. Oh, sorry. Yes, stick to the question. Mr. Walton the. We like using issues because there's like the paper trail from the beginning to the end and it sort of like outward invisible sign that we. The site will be on the web and the code will be on get hub. And if that's where it's going to be, this is where the stages this is where we should be focusing moving tickets around and doing other things and using other tools we find. It's like, let's get, let's get oriented. And everybody's like brain and logging in on in their browser. They're, they're like digital posture towards a code environment and not like some abstraction of that. So I love that. So even if it's like Dave Reagan and I making a spreadsheet and doing competitive analysis writing out documents. I mean, this is like the discovery process for us is not a long one, but it is a very important one. And we have a very specific way of doing things and gaining consensus and working with an organization. Those are all on good bishou. So we're having whether whether the client ever touches get up or anything these things live and exist over there. And so from there, I mean, it's like. Is quickly as possible. We will. We, we use image to to support the prototyping process. So you know, as soon as we possibly can, we're in code, whether it's it's me taking the lead in just getting layouts built or content. You know, I mean, even if like, and this could this could segue into our own website. Recently, we added a couple of pages. It wasn't like a full on redesign, but we, we realize that the things that we are doing a lot less like, here's a website we launched, here's another website we launched. That's just not the nature of what we're doing now. So we had to kind of articulate the the work that we're doing in a lot of it is in within like prototyping, hey, we want you to come on board and just build something. Sometimes those things aren't necessarily launched. As they as they are delivered. Sometimes just for internal purposes. And then a lot of times we've been building lots of design systems and maintaining design system. So we had to articulate that and the way that we did that too, was. Stub out a layout, get the words in to some sort of a like a web layouts. We could evaluate them in the browser, and then like ninety nine percent of that upper was writing over and over. So you know, we, we started off with paragraphs describing what we do and they were sentences. And if we really were doing our job, well, there would be phrases that you could skim but still have the same level of information and comprehension involved in those. So kind of a bit of a tangent. But yeah, I think for us, it's like the sooner we get into and you probably stay a lot, but the sooner we get into the browser, like all of the assumptions that we may have been making are exposed. And if we have a prototype, we recently did like it was like a like a less than a month. Progressive web app, and we were in, we were, we had we had coded prototype in the first week like done with that, and then we can. We could ship something then and then the rest of the time it's like optimizations, making things better. And that's where I think that's kind of why get the issues for us work better than to because we have all of the context and resources all the thinking. We had uploaded. So like in an itemized Frisch us and clients can see that kind of stuff, but then it's just like, what? What bothers you about? You know, we're on the call. I, the menu slid in or did something different. Okay, cool. Create an issue, get it done. So there was like instead of waiting until the last minute and then just doing this like you need to execute front end development code this it was all about just improving improving making better. So we made the most use of our time versus like discussing what it could be until the last minute by looking at whatever j. pegs. And then coating, like with the last week and hope hoping that it's going to be good here. We, we know it's good as we could do in the time. We had some. I would add like the the code prototypes is some something almost like a, I don't know, at least you walk away with something you spend like a month to month three months with parallel like, and I don't know. Money runs out or you know the relationship sours hopefully not or I don't never happen by the way. I don't know what he's talking about or maybe you're involved in a mega merger with venture company who talking. You know, like we kinda hope at least you walk away with something tangible, like h Mel, which you can then integrate into your system while you have the repo. Right? You had something on day one even. Yeah, you have something you don't have just a. I mean, not to throw in vision who would be a wonderful sponsor for the show, but not that they're like envisioned or some service like that under the bus. But you know, like those are helpful, but they, they're not getting you very, very much closer to your angle, you know, as close, I think as code gets you. Interesting. Yeah, I was almost gonna mention that when you said that we like to work in a report, like I wonder if that's a different shop would say the same thing about envision. They like prefer to use that tool because then all the conversations are their their history and bread crumbs are there. It's not the browser yet or whatever, but it's at least it's it's better than an Email thread perhaps. But I like the get up thing more. So what's interesting. About all this that you're talking about is that you're already maybe what you do is pretty close to your ideal front of development process that you take this process stuff. So seriously that you're not you're not just like, oh, I wish we did at this way, but we'd never do like, no, you impose this in a way this, this. This is our process, our processes almost what we sell. Yeah. If I'm honest, I think that that's we have. Doing this jerk. We have a lot. We've been together a long time, and I think the two things that people like about us, there's hopefully more than two, but the two that I can think of. We David Reagan. Debt, but it is that like. I lost my train of thought. Longtime? Yeah, we've been in our process. It's. Works. I mean, even now that we've gotten into a lot more of the design system building like we, we have done so many projects with so many different size companies something's ship in a timely manner. And some things drag on and sometimes like the delay is necessary. It's just the nature of the organization, but we have with every project we optimize our approach a little bit more than a little bit more kind of trying to minimize any kind of like delays or pieces of the process that we have found to be like. Like remove forward progress or limit forward progress. So yeah, to me without sacrificing quality minute isn't all about just like how quick can you get from like nothing to something, but I think that the quicker we can get into the the final state of what we're building the better it's going to be. I think it'd be difficult to. It is the luxury of working on the web and is why I like this is the original reason why I got into the web. Trent is horrifying recently did some t shirts. There's like a one little bitty tiny miniscule error in the file and like no one notices it, but it drives me crazy. We can integrate, we can build, we are. We are. We work like if you're making a movie, doesn't work this way you have to like plan production and do everything according to schedule, and then you have like Foley artists come in and you have like CGI teams come in and whatever. You know, obviously don't don't make movies, but like we see what we are building real time and such not take advantage of that seems to me like a wasted opportunity and sort of maybe like an old antiquated way to approach things. This episode of shop talk show is brought to you by sanity that sanity. I o slash talk, of course, it's a real time hosted back end for structured content. And on top of that, it's has a content studio Bilton reacts with kind of like a CMS for that data that it stores. So you can interact with that data via API or you have kind of a visual builder for that data that you work with. And of course it has a holiday as graph oriented API and an awesome asset pipeline to go with it. 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I'd like to like what's the hard part about the computers, the the code part of front end development or the, you know anything related to that, just just, you know, not answer is I'll do my, I'll do my bit. And then Dave do mitering right now. Yeah. Here we go is like my past year has been dedicated to studying third parties. So I've been speaking about third parties. I'm very excited about third parties and understand how this might sound. It's. Saying, like, I'm going to serve you the most interesting bowl of oatmeal you've ever had in your entire life because no one cares like this, this not fun to analyze these things and look at these. But like for me. We spend so much time if I have access to file and I can subset it. Like if we only need all caps or something, for example, I'll remove the lower case letters. We save a couple bites. We, you know, we're, we're shrinking coach or saving it for k. on a nine k file or something, and you're like, and we did, and we spend weeks doing all this stuff. It's like. Minnesota's takeout some CSS. Let's take out redundancies and whatever shrinking, optimize images like and for me like I will design in a way that I know I'll use like like a like some sort of texture on site or something. I'll do something that is sort of monochrome. So I know that I can, whether it's like porting it to SVG or just getting a low low color p. and g. or whatever the case may be like this. This is all day. I think about this. I cal- can we save some bites and then implement implementation happens, whatever that means plugging CMS or like plugging Google tag manager or plugging in a bunch of tags. Then I realized that the bite that I saved our pale in comparison to the megabytes that are being added. All of the processing power that's being sucked up by third part. Third parties. I think that I'm in historically until hopefully now I'm much more proactive about it have been. To blame because I wasn't proactive in like, hey, what? What's what's going to be on the site? I think sometimes we know ads are coming. There's going to be ads. Okay, cool. We're going to discus or something like that. But there is no like design discussion like designing for third parties thing, the tapping and it's it's whoever's faulted is definitely don't think that if you care about it, you have to get involved. And so that's what I'm trying to do now. But to me, I think that stories I heard one of about wanted to do a POW it. You said you all just built the PWA a month or whatever. Well, as you surely know, one of the prerequisites for PWA HTTPS. Right? It's gotta be though as it just can't. That's just table stakes the bare minimum of and they get done with the PWA and then there's a third party that just wasn't ready for h. two Bs that it was an absolute requirement for this website. So the poll thing was just scuttled because you can't, you know, like. So that wasn't discovered early on enough. You know, when I've even thought about this, I'm gonna limit myself to two more points. Could be. This could be the whole thing. But like the two recent things I've realized is like, if we're, we have these discussions about a browser support matrix. I e nine or something, what percentage of our users are using this? And like what happens if the site breaks for them and we sort of make a cost benefit analysis of that. I use go story. There's a lot of content and add blockers out there. And I know that whether it's like native to the browser or some other company that's doing it, their goal is not to break sites that use third parties, but sometimes I does happen and so then you have to almost wonder, should you be testing your site with the content blocker enabled? Because what happens if you're using third party for form, that's like whatever by our service or sign up for a demo, and the form doesn't work because at third party blocks. So there's the stakes are getting higher and higher because there are more and more content block fire. Foxes turning on their privacy too. I think by default soon. So there's that. And then it's even like. I even well, this is another kind of tangent, but this is how much I think for me the the most important thing in my brain about front end. Where where, what are we going to do about all this? Because there's a, what. What like thirty sites that I work on. I'm the web builder here and things that I will do to help clients that I care about and want to see succeed. There's a vast chasm between what we are serving users and what users will tolerate on the web. And I think that it's more of a implementation like in practice problem because I mean, honestly cared deeply about privacy, and I think that that's a huge deal. But if you want to track me a little bit when I'm on your side and get some analytics, you know that this user was interested in. Like green shirts, and then this person was interested in a Panini press so that maybe that means something and we can organize our sales strategy to fit that. Cool. Like I'll tolerate a little bit. I understand that. And I definitely if I'm reading an article at aside, I'm totally fine with ads, but what I'm not okay with is like fifty megabytes, garbage and five hundred requests. And then I don't want those requests to follow me and talk to other trackers here and there. So like if we could just have a discussion, I think we're talking about at the front end community and the web design community a lot. What I don't want to see happen is like, well, everybody that does that stuff is dumb, and the stuff sucks, and it's awful. I understand that this stuff needs to exist, but I think that there needs to be some way of like meeting in the middle, like what can we have some sites that do this? And I don't see too many that are sensible in third party realm. So I think for me. It's not. It's not necessarily related to the practice of third part in development, but I'm bringing it up and ranting about it because I hope that it becomes more of one. All the work that we do on everything else stopped him is everything else and get really good at everything else and use the best possible version of x, y, and z. This this I think is like the lowest hanging fruit that we can work on. It's not necessarily easy because it goes back to the human problem. It's not it's a cross, maybe. Did I get this from you? Somebody wrote this, that has I've latched onto that I think is great. Is that this problem on fortunately feels like it's nobody's fault kind of problem in that. Maybe there's a business person out the that the verge or whatever. And they book a great deal with some company that says, here's a half a million dollars to run some stuff on the verge, and they're just like, boom, nailed it. Their boss hi-fis them. They've sold it and you know the that companies like, well, here's the Java scrip- file that you your site or whatever, you know, because that's what happens. Sometimes it can be that or it can be like a company working. We've been working with like you get a sales team that context them about, like, here's our solution for whatever it may be like AB testing. Our new analytics solution, or here's our new marketing solution, and it's one problem somewhere, but then the then the front end because the people that sold that are had the idea, they're not front of developers. They don't care. They're like, I know just do the job, put it in there in the front of developers are like, well, I can. But I, I guess I'm the one who puts it in there, but I don't. I feel like I don't have any control the one side. They don't care the other side cares, but don't have the control and it's like it's a human problem, isn't it? Yeah, the contract's been signed. I mean, what? What's what? What are you going to do? Then? It's too late. Which is why I think, yeah. I mean, the person who's involved in the sale of that or the acquisition of the signing of the contract. Then they look at this script and the site and see a moneymaker when I see a like a user experience hit or something like that. So we gotta talk for the productivity comes in ways so than done. But you know, you can use things. I think recently we've been kind of trying to evoke. A visceral reaction, whether it's like I love request map, which is now just a tab on webpage test dot org. You can run the test and then it'll give you like an amoeba of all the connected third parties and like you can. You know you'd be like, oh. Say we're at a Dita's and there's like thirty of these, and then you're like, we'll look at Nike. They only have ten of them. I'm making all this up by the way, but like you can say, hey company, our competitors have less and maybe. Kind of guide the process and visual way we've used built with, you can do anything. So, yeah, it's like however you expose this. It can be tricky, but I think getting the discussion further up the chain would be a noble effort if you were to do it. So just to round out the question that that you definitely find one of the most challenging aspects to all this is this is this third party chosen? Yeah. This up sort of shop. 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I use a kind of static, super fast, build. There's so many advantages that it's great. Make sure it's hard to talk about in two minutes, but checkout netla fi dot com. You won't read it so cool. Okay, Dave. What do you got for most challenging aspect of. I agree. I think with all the third party stuff, it just it is kind of wild. How. One person who you don't know at some organizations, you know, new hire or whoever can just hop into Google tag manager in undo months of performance work. You know? And I was thinking of horror story that we have where clients sold an advertisement in their dropdown navigation. And so like you click menu in like they're being add there. And so we had to design the nab around having an ad in the now and like in the drop down. And so it was just kinda like this. Oh boy, like that's hard. And that's bad for the user. And no one really ever sees it and some. But so I was trying to think of non people problems for me. I get so wrapped up in organizations like how does code ship out. I think that's like always kind of difficult or like. On this deployment or how it's packaged or. Yeah, just even just getting like the Dev resources because you know, product managers have features that they want to work on. And so you don't always get the Dev resources to redesign the website anymore, but but that's kind of like, again, people staffing issue. My my thing is maybe dislike the code complexity and blog about it. Kinda recently kinda tongue-in-cheek post about if statements costing ten thousand dollars each. But you know, when you open up like a file a view and there's like ten thousand if statements it's really hard to work in, it's really hard to like figure out what somebody did or why they did it because there's no documentation. You know, you don't even know how to like trigger the state that would set this statement to be true, you know? So it's just that stuff like that that kind of down to the like nitty gritty code stuff is. Really kinda gets me. So that's that's been my struggle over the last month or so. Fascinating. Really. It's almost like you wish you had a browser sidebar that could pop open and that somehow magically knew about all the states possibilities of this page and that you could just talk around things and well, yeah, I've been thinking about and the Jess storybook. I think it was for react. I imported ported angular view and everything. I really liked that. I like how they have stories for components. And sometimes it's just like, this is a. Secondary, but not in regular. But you know, they kind of have those stories, but I just I like stories how no this is because you can be a user with this thing. True in that thing false in this thing. True. And I'm sure you run into that at code pen like a, oh, gosh, all the time. Now that were component ising more and more and more with reacted some components are and you have to make choices. At what point do I split it into two components? Or what point is it acceptable to have a bunch of turn area parameters in these components to conditionally render things? And if there's too many of them you're right, it's like, oh my gosh. So in order to test this properly, even manually, I really need a way to switch between different user types in different teams and things on the site in order to let like logging out, longing in with nother fake Email account and then well, sometimes you literally do got a log out and log in or and then because you need to actually test this stuff for. Real right? Like with Cyprus or whatever. Then you have to have like a some kind of user balking system set up with that so that you know when you click this drop down and click this link within this drop down that that should work for this type of user and should not work within this type of user is very complicated even like alerts if you ever. I was doing that a little bit over the summer alert systems and stuff like that. You know it was like, hey, design know a test the session, timeout alert inefficient way to debt. And the feedback is like, well, wait five minutes, and it should like, and I just was like, cool. I guess I'm watching YouTube. I don't know. That was the only way to test it, like those kind of things. You know. Exist in the application in the site, but but don't. Yeah, are just kind of like, I don't know, kind of legacy, I guess it would be, you know, like code smell or tech dead or something, but but how do all that logic that's kind of baked in the templates and stuff? It's tough. You really went off on this third party stuff, which is great because it's a big deal and it's been in your subject of your focus, like you said for for like a year. So what I ask this question, which is, what wars do you like to wage? It seems like that probably would be your answer, but is there any other, you know what I mean by that? Like is there anything what you mean by that? I can think of other ones. I, let's go back to the grain of the web thing. I think for me. The third parties thing is very clear box like transgressing there. Okay, cool. We can hopefully not write him off, but this is so box right now. But the other thing with clients and projects that are coming up, it's like, should we be doing this on the web. We get a lot of requests and things whether it's for feature or a new page or an entire project request, and there's things that are super creative, and I really, really like the conceptually, but. When I feel like it's not that I am some kind of like a thority on this. But whenever I feel like my own personal like a sense of what the web and what browsers are meant to do sort of pushed beyond. That's usually when I'll start asking questions and pointing things out, whether it's just like. File size thing, a user experiencing user experience thing like like, very, very intense scroll effects or something like that. So if I feel like something sort of like this isn't really a web page anymore, like it's really cool what you're describing. But like if we want people to read the page or engagement, like I don't, I think the the idea's not solving the problem at hand or isn't like usable in web browsing sense, then I'll usually be ready for about all there. Yeah. Okay. So you're in a sense you ex? Yeah, yeah. I mean, if it's like back to it conflicts with what I think make for a good user experience or like what conflict with reasonable performance metrics or excessive -bility standards than, yeah, it's it's time to have a discussion. Is there kind of conversely, is there wars that you've seen other people wage or you're aware of from being in the industry that are are potential wars that you just ask you shrug, you know, or whatever you just could care less about? Yeah, the ones that. Don't impact the user so tools. I think that there's a reason that there's a time in a place for those. If like if if it impacts the pace we can ship, like if we're using tools that take too long and we need to have a discussion or we need to reply form because it's preventing us from iterating quickly enough, that's a different thing. But you know, if if it's sort of inconsequential to how we perform team and how that impacts the what the user see, I sort of just don't care. Right. It's so it's a developer tooling is like you only care if it ultimately affects your ability to serve the client or the user, but otherwise it's like cares. Yeah. And you could argue that part of the job is making sure that everybody can work on things. I think that's something that Dave spin. Always as we've been together, it's almost like we, he'll use Reagan and is like an example for like, look, if we're building something in Trinh Reagan cannot bit it then like, who's who's going to? This is the problem. This is some technical debt, or this is an unsustainable method of doing things. So yeah, like maybe that's a time when it would also be relevant just to making sure that it's like, you know, David even talking about it with like trying to figure out who worked on the code and documentation states. If it's hard to spend something up and hard to get something going, then it's going to be hard to stay on top of things. Dave, just I wonder if anything popped here, mine of of wars that you like defied. I five. Soared into battle headlong into any dumb thing we come up with on the internet. No, that's mostly out of like I like to watch, train wrecks and I like to. I don't know. I just think it's silly. Yeah, let's go to Simpson skiff of. A monkey in a knife fight, and it's just called Dave dot gif. So, I mean, yeah, it's true. I can put it in the show notes. So pair of parallel somewhat famously is three people. I mean, you know, with the Tri force in the three amigos and such is not known for your massive hiring growth strategy should say, but have you ever consulted or talked with other people about their hiring practices or occasionally, I'm sure you work with contractors in which that you employ temporarily or or whatnot. So you know, how do you pick those people like like, what did you like when seventy good comes along to to work with even temporarily? What something that makes you be like? Yes, yes, yes, I do want to work with that person. Yeah, I think for us in this happened, I mean, there's kind of two capacities. We do this where there will be a project that comes up and maybe there's like CMS integration and we wouldn't want to like tie one of us up with that piece just because it's. Not are well, we can do it, but it's not our wheelhouse. Specialization is where you're headed already. Absolutely. But or in recently, we've sort of we have fortified the team with two or three extra people just for the volume of design system work. Sometimes people are brought onto help with AB testing and things like that. So it's sort of like, but it still has a front end person's doing these things. So I think for me a lot of times we the first thing we do, you know, like he's he's in the community so, but then it will be like, we'll have to get to know. I have to get to know the person sort of figure this out. So my first thing is I always try to get an Email thread going. This is not to critique writing skills, but I really looked for like, is this person able to articulate thoughts? So I'll usually like ask, like really questions like just like not necessarily on purpose, but I'll just sort of throw kind of like a random. A couple of questions out just to see how they respond and see if I can kind of illicit some sort of like a strong opinion. Because what I, I think if you can't articulate thoughts that could be kind of a problem working with us because we, the three of us have known each other. So well, you sort of have to like jump into a pretty like laborat- of intense old trick. Candy situation, respectful. But yeah, we, there's no judgment and brainstorming, but we also we get real pretty quickly, but then also like I also look for this is not a pre requisites like somebody everybody has to see the web and feel the same way about the web as I do. I even if I'm even if I'm working on like engagement or the size of a button or trying to like optimize whatever. I still feel like I'm participating in something that's very special still. I mean. So I like when I get some sort of sense of like. It's totally acceptable like I'm here to close issues and get the job done. But if there is some sort of like a passionate sense about anything, it doesn't have to be a big deal. I like that just sort of fits with how we operate. You know, a lot of the discussions and debates and the things we work on and we care about have just as much. I think it's, I think it's a like just for the clients or just for the state of the web. But I think because we care about those things that makes the quality of the work better in my opinion. So I like I like to sort of see that there's a little bit of fire there. And then really, I think the best deal is just getting a sense that they're proactive. Probably the best example of this past year we had season Roberson come on board to do a CMS implementation for us, and it was amazing like you could just you. I've known her from Twitter and from some other friends, and she came on board and in. And there was no doubt who was in charge of what when we were on calls with the client like you could just like when questions came up, it wasn't like, hey, do you know why don't you chime in here in took complete control of the situation and like. What do you call that? I love that too. When you just sense from somebody that they're just like an adult and they just that's actually always says, oh, wow. Yeah, like this is this is great. Like. I don't know. But yeah, it was new that it was handled. You said complete confidence before any work had been done? I don't know what it was. It was just like. But it it fit perfectly. So that's definitely what we look look for. I mean, it's not necessarily any specific one front end skill, but gosh, knowing that things are handled and knowing like this is always really, really reassuring because it isn't always the case, no. While speaking of it not being the case, would you is there anything that would make you just be like a woman? Oh, I'm gonna. Go ahead and stay away from that person. Red flags stuff for. I don't usually have to learn by doing those things manifest themselves much more slowly unless somebody just straight up, say something that was like, wow, that's that's things hasn't happened. I don't think I can't. Dave. Can you think of anything that. I don't think we've had enough experience in that realm to really be like, we're good at spotting idiots. No, I don't know either, but I almost ask the question because I'm like almost fishing for somebody's juicy story at some point. You know, because you can. I mean, the obvious ones are like, I don't know. They were rude, and then it's like, well, if the route they probably didn't get very far hiring, you know. But like what we're ones where somebody like got a little too far and then you found out, you know, they. I don't know, hated firefly or whatever. It's usually if it is, it's like it's like a larger team and then like the person you're working with, maybe not the person we were talking to at the beginning. That's the thing is maybe maybe not necessarily a performance issue, but it just like vibe issue because I guess maybe that's a bad thing. A good thing that I tend to go off of like an initial discussion. What do you have to say about this? Would you have to say about that? And so if it's based on vibe, which is definitely not like this is all subjective, I guess. If the roles and responsibilities shift than you're sort of starting from scratch. Fantastic. Well, let's finish the show with some rapid fire dribble analysis. I know I know trend has been rubbing his hands together, waiting waiting for this moment nervous about this. We need like a ESPN into like done. So you'll realize that that for radio, this is a little difficult because people listening in their car, whatever can't see the shop before we do. It will describe it just a little bit for people, but it's better to possibly pop over to the website. And these are the same shots we've used for the last three shows. Click the links to the dribble links look at it for yourself. That's exactly what will be doing for Trent here. And then and Trent, the idea isn't to like, you know, just start analyzing, you know where you'd use it. What ID tags you're going to attributes you're gonna use and stuff like that. It's more high level, like what's the first thing they comes to your mind as like I've been tasked with the construction of this things so. So what's what's you know? What's good, what's bad? What am I going to push back on what parts going to be a little hard? What parts going to be fun type of thing. Just whatever kind of comes to your mind. So this first shot is called for all food lovers by looks like a team called out crowd, and it's, you know, it's kind of a. Victory looking, scrolling looks like possibly a restaurant website or something that enables restaurants. I'm not sure. What do you see when you think my first thing I do see a little bit if some text in here some sort of like, what's let's let's nail that down. And maybe that's a little picky. But I, you know, a lot of these things are based on have grids and images next to text and all that stuff, seed sort of wanna, make sure it's kind of like a realistic representation. I like so there's like a lot of noise kind of like a speckled textures all over the site. There's like an illustration of top with like some cookware food and some coffee. You wonder if you could maybe instead of exporting there's a gigantic diagonal beige texture. Maybe it's like a table or something. Can you take that texture and repeated elsewhere? Maybe color it. So you're not having to export gigantic image files. Uh, they'll start pretty cool. I wonder if they, if they'd be Espy. Abol or they to detailed. So it kind of like that. Probably that's one of the first things I do see like what kind of format can we textures isn't going to help u. s. Fiji is no, no, but but if you look at the like the cheese in the eggs and the bowls, those don't don't have it so, and if it was there, I'd be like, let's let's ex the the texture, perhaps if would save on file size to do that. And then obviously we've got some scroll affects and then thinking this case, it's pretty minimal. It's like a light touch. So I'd be like, yeah, we could do this. There's like some scaling of like a sauce or something appearing below the eggs, and then there's a little elite for something that falls have a lot of questions about, well, if you scroll back up the page, you know, is a leaf gonna fall. Maybe that's not a so apologize if it isn't, but is this gonna fall every time? Is this pasta shootout every time, like what's the? What's the plan here? But overall, it's like kind of it's pretty minimal. Nice. Simple. So I think other than that, once you get. Beyond the how you're gonna do the images. This kind of like the fun layout stuff like, how can we make this squish look? All cool. How is that four column grid at the bottom? What does it say? What's on the gift keeps animating up and down what son, what? What on our table. Some colleges and copying out does that? Does that become like a horizontal stroller, those four things stack, kind of cool, stuff like that. So yeah, I think the main thing is just managing keeping like the bold visual presentation without like a five megabyte site would be cool, and I think I think that's possible. Yeah. Okay. The stacks want here is social, Leo events, and this is the one that looks very dashboard lifetime aft. Yes. Yes, definitely. The dash definitely as much as we try to stay away from the what's a site and what's an app debate a little bit because that's a little bizarre to talk about this, what it would definitely be the app category. If there is a distinction, lots of I dunno modules and boxes and things. So what do you, what do you think when you see? Yeah, some I'm going to force myself to not do any like hierarchy questioning or taking the design at and putting that away. To me, I think this is kind of fun, like especially when you have to if you have to consider variety of screen sizes, like the menu on the left. There's like the windows deal where like I've seen like where the menu kind of half collapses, and maybe it goes just icons which may or may not be helpful in this context, but like how can we sort of almost like what's the tablet with going to do? We know if we're on a phone, we're going to have a lot. We're going to like we have a lot of work to do, and it's just gonna stuck into a single column, but like, how can we interesting, you're thinking of the medium viewer ready? Those are all. Yeah, it's like junior high awkward, big teeth in big feet and all that, like like this, the weirdest vase of any responsive design or if this should be done. So yeah, but you had these three quadrant, you have like this left. And this right thing, which actually your pages context groups. I don't know how important any of that is. Maybe you just kicked out up to the profiling at the top, but then you had this like the cards in the middle, and how do you stack those and how do you make the card responsive. This is this is fun stuff to me because I do think it has this look of like pretty consistent. You Islament s- so there's a lot going on, but you could buy keep it pretty light if you're smart about how like how you're doing your card components and all that kind of stuff. So yeah, a little bit overwhelming to look at and all that. And I think maybe like my first thing would be let's looks like fun to you, which is funny because it's perhaps visually the least fund looking. Oh yeah. Yeah. It would be it would be more for my own curiosity. My first question would be like, are there is there a mobile comp? And to me whether it's something as complicated as this, this is like four columns going on here. You should always be able to boil down your layout to a bullet list or number list or whatever. Because eventually it's going to be that granted, you can have different views and things slide in on mobile, I get it, but, but there's a hierarchy, there's always a hierarchy. So like this, if it's kind of more like maybe it's okay that there's like things spread out and things have equal hierarchy here and there. But yeah, I'll be like, what's the middle view? Because what's so basically is way to ask what is important or what's most what? What, what are people going to be wanting to see the most often if they're refreshing your coming back or whatever. So, yeah, it's, it's gnarly, but it's also like. My design questions would be much far, far greater, but I think from an implementation perspective, it's like we could. We could. It's deceiving, but I think we could do it pretty pretty pretty easily. This next one is a is a, they call it a poster poster for a speaker series. So it's a little unclear whether this would be web or print, but let's just assume that we're going to we're tasked with with web ising, no way, kind of more simple than anything we've looked at so far and half of its kind of sideways, I guess. And the rest of it is is up. Okay. So if you had to do this thing out, what it, what is it? What are you looking at? Yeah, this is by Steve Wolfe is not met him, but he's an awesome. And I mean for my own design vibe, I'm just like this. Awesome looking so cool. So, yeah, I think I'd probably take this as a. Like more of a print poster, take. Just in the sense of like I needed to maybe tweak the layout, but probably keep the vibe and spirit alive at all of you almost seems like you could channel Jensen's or something. How would she do this? And if you could even remotely effective way, rearrange things, siblings, sibling needs to be huge and like vertically arrayed. That's cool. And then we have the color texture. This this seems to be like it would re stack refloat or reshape itself, but keep the like aesthetic intact at all of us. It seems like it'd be really fun and there's not a lot going on. So yeah, you could really maintain a more Alvin, say frivolous, but secondary design elements like all the dots and the green and Brown and kind of like the, I don't know if that'd be like a stripy texture, KOMO texture, whatever it is is great. So yeah, it's, it's, it's, it'd be fun to work on and then the type. Yeah, I think. There's not too much going on, you know, little things like upper upper case for that kind of quasi condensed while the logo is probably not a fun, so that'd be SPG but like monthly speaker series, you can make sure those are subset to minimize file size, blah, blah, blah. But yeah, this is this looks great. It'd be fun to do moving on. We actually do have only a mobile comp, I guess we call it for this one which looks very much like a, you know, I guess they use the IRS icons up in the upper right corner, but it's like a financial app sort. So we're looking at like a credit card kind of thing with a bunch of numbers that are going up and going down, and then we're, we're looking at a chart, so there's only charting stuff going on in this up. What do you see here. I would. I run it through color contrast analyzer, and then maybe try to figure out if some of these font sizes are a little bit too small, sort of sort of do have a concern about like the right side where Scott, like fifteen fifteen hundred bucks. You know, I think that would be the first question. The second question is like the interactivity like like the chart and the charges, or payments or whatever the case may be below like the three little rose below. Are those. They triggering something in the chart, like if you, which, which pieces click or they both clinical, what's bullet like. And that's maybe the thing is this is where I become such a boring designer, I think in a good way, but it's like. I would. I have lots of questions about what's his four like I, maybe I just need to contact the tripping some alarms for you, like maybe this just as there's only us that ext attempting to happen here and maybe. Yeah, yeah. But I ask, 'cause I'm wrong. I'm wrong lot, but no. Yeah. It's like, okay, I if I, if I can't really figure out what what's going on, I know what it is. I know that there's like we have credit card about. Yeah, it's probably like what you spent, I guess. Yeah, out but I would use. I think like there would be whatever a quote unquote discovery process here was like, what does this do? What is what is this for? And maybe it would without having to be like, you know, maybe what's the point of this? Did you think this through instead just ask questions and sort of see if those things expose themselves throughout. But yeah, there's there's some good stuff here. I mean, I think it would be once like again, maybe I should just put. Me myself. I would always do this. But if we're just talking about front end, I think like there's there's a lot of like opportunity to maybe optimize, make sure that things are legible and sizes are big enough, but also there's some cool stuff. I mean, the chart could be cool and like you could use some sort of framework a real, your own or whatever, like animate, the bar graph rolling up or whatever. So there's there's definitely room for TLC as well. But first questions, like, how do all these things work together and what are we trying to accomplish when we're using these views in for what it's worth? I did run it through color contrast analyzer and the gray on like blue gray does not just it's a little too close. You'd have to beef, probably both sizes and colors that was that right. There was a good sampling of what it's like gonna call. She'll make some kind of wild assumption and Dave backs it up or deny. He's wrong dollars and ten. It's not even a problem. Why do you bring it up? So good job. Thanks buddy. Good instincts. This last one is you know. I almost wish I could go back and pick something that's more share. Some similarities of the very first one we looked our there, scroll animations and things, but this one is perhaps even more intense visually in that there's kind of full color and lots of movement and big crazy fonts. It's like a festival in Belgium, I guess, called the kick festival. So what do you see when? Yeah, so I this, this is one of those animated shots where it shows this whole scrolling page. It's striking. It looked so cool. I like seeing conferences or there's like a time in a place to be sort of more exploratory. And we're a little more fun. I think like conferences, impersonal sites is it. So there's this huge gorilla with trees, like an island trees for a head, and then there's water in the guerrillas face. And then there's like an oceanic thing happening just for you listeners in the car, whatever. This is one of those things where I'm like. It's beautiful. I wonder. And so what I'm gonna I'm just going to preface this. I'm looking at this and I'm having thoughts about other sites that go harder than this one. So maybe a little bit unfair, but I still kind of want to get into this just for the sake of variety. So there are a lot of scroll effects, meaning when you scroll to something, something like snaps in in slides in and it's it's every time I do. I see a site with this and it's not a site. I'm like looking like, what's the design look like a site then I'm actually trying to use an engaged with those things happen and I'm already moved on. So I'm just like it's like the content gets here and I'm already scrolled past it. So it's just like this, like funny, like I'm always three seconds too late for you annoying thing. So all that kind of stuff. I tried like like it when it's not the content. Like if it's not the words, if it's not the details. But like the other side, there was like a leaf. Well, it's cool. I can interact with the site. If it's not the leaf, almost like. Like it's like maybe like a foul thing. Get the words there's people can see it and then like if you want to do some other kind of cool vibe, stuff like there's bubbles. That's cool like that would. That's what I would like scroll effector trigger something like that. That's secondary, but to get a little more into the actual site. So this header is is ridiculous. Like like in a good way and maybe a bad way. It's so it's so nuts. Like, there's this cool gorilla and it blinks and there's birds flapping their wings and fish. There's no way to animate that without doing video. So I'm wrong and you can tell me, I mean, I, I don't know how I would like get high, probably agree. I mean, maybe some web, geo craziness, but probably video or maybe there's there's no way to it's not a simple transform or like scale or like position shift. This is this is like visits like a movie it into whole side. There's like sunrays coming in. So that said like I, I would. I would think that the the sights of going to have to have some gnarly web jail or more likely like a video file and then think about, like, was. How how does that relate to the grain of the web and have to learn a movie to view a webpage like it seems like a bit much and so, yeah, like if we're if we're going to push the boundaries, this is maybe like like a cool place to do it, but. I'd be much more excited about like a way to do this vibe and have this impact without having to resort to things that aren't like core to the front end loading videos on a web site. That's something that we all we do in a lot of times they have play buttons and their actual content of the site. When you get into the structure of the side in the visual of deciding whether or not the first thing you see when you go to the site is interactive. That starts to get a little questionable for me. So. It's obviously really like it's a cool looking site, but I have a hard time kind of reconciling that with like what would probably be the like needed to execute the top part. Like if it was if it shipped on CD, it'd be fine. Yeah, yeah. If you melt me like CD ROM or you know. And this kind of gets into, you know, there's a lot of those sites that some of them are fine, but they have like the slides like you scroll and like locks in another, like quadrant of the side, and you scroll those things and I'm just like, this is just my subjective opinion, but those things kind of more often than not drive me crazy because it's like, well, did you design a movie or did you design a slide show or are we doing web web pages now? Like there's like an expected core functionality that I really want out of a browser. And anytime people are dictating the rate at which I navigate through the content on a page or like having to wait for something core to low to read the page, I get all angsty and frustrated. So, but yeah, it'd be cool to code because I think that there probably is a maybe a less cinematic intense awesome presentation of this. But I think there would be a way to do it where you sort of have a striking visual and like a cool impact without the penalty of the performance it that I would until eight it would, right. This is the first time I've actually want to go seek out. See if I could find the. Last year's like they have a two thousand eighteen festival, but this was the two thousand seventeen one. And it looks like the kind of punted on the top. The I looked. Maybe not. So it was it must have been a graphic that, wow, this is even weirder than he is. Yeah, it's timed out the first time I, it's just blurry, right? And then something's coming. But nothing came nice about that is it looks like they were smart, at least a little, you know, they loaded graphic and then when the movie or whatever it is finally comes down, then it gets replaced, at least it's. Whoever built this was intelligent about their approach here. It looks like there's lots of little canvases over thing. It's pretty cool, but it doesn't mean that it's not heavy as hack Phil. Yeah, I agree with you. Yeah. Wow, pretty fascinating. So, yeah. Is the heaviness really the like the. The first thing you saw like, oh my God. Oh, yeah, this is it a webpage like, you know, probably. Yeah. Like if you were an just now I'm really speculating, but if you were building this in prototyping it and people were evaluating the side and refreshing it as like throughout like weeks or months of billed as opposed to like, like what's this ship? It probably would have gone a little old or it's all local or something. Who knows? But yeah, it's big, it's big. It's pretty big, but I would have thought it would. This would have been. It looks to me like one of the what's the one everybody used to make fun of like there's a Nike water. There's an Oakley right. An advocate, Chris. This is. Yeah. No, I'm I'm kind of more like, like I said, I'm painting in my general opinions. Yes, I do. I do. The execution of it is if you have to do this, exactly. It's not bad. It be cool if you could sort of sort of chill out a little bit of it and keep the keep the cool designs saying. Look at this one, I'll send it to you. They made somehow made one of these really beautiful. Hi rez. Oh, no. Oh, are they didn't? I don't even get it. There's some fancy stuff at work years. Going down a rabbit hole I got. We're doing a podcast here. Got a rep, Becca, that's it. That's kind of kind of anyway, we're kind of through the through the most of the questions. Here's overtime anyway. So do you wanna rapper up to? We should wrap it up. Thanks for coming on the show for those who aren't following you and giving you money. And by proxy me money, how can they do that? Well, you know, I could give him my pay pal of. They wouldn't have to if you if you give me money, just getting. I'm at trench Walton. It's molten dot com. Parallel Inc dot com. That's it. That's. That's where you find me, please do. And trans brother makes cool because some cars so customs, I think it's well in customs dot com. We're about to change the site which actually pretty psyched about we did a quick like evening just what I could cobble together, but there's a bigger site coming in this guy building old Mustangs in star liners and all this stuff. So he's definitely right now out of the two Welton brothers, he's way more interesting and cool, damn. So whatever, but follow me first and then yeah. Thank you and thank you, dear listener for downloading this in your catcher Choi species, heart favorite it up till you friends about this little series here. How to think like a front end developer, we really appreciate it folks on Twitter at shop. Talk show for tens of tweets a month, and if you hit your job ever shop, talk show dot com slash jobs and get a brand new one because people want to hire people like you in Chris. Do you have anything else you'd like to say, Joe dot com.

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Toby and Davey Takeover

The Final Lap

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Toby and Davey Takeover

"This is the final weekly suturing. The latest NASCAR racing news driver interviews rate freeview opinions discussion Russian rumors and more now. Here's Carrie Murphy totally crispy coming is talking racer. DFL W is on. You have found the place where we talk about all things NASCAR. My Name's Kerry Murphy Longtime Nascar Media member in syndicated radio host of things the final lap co host for the show is Toby Christie Nascar editor for the final LAP DOT com social media director from all things at the final APP. Are you sir. Ready to get into this off. Season is almost over. We are weeks away from the rumble of stock cars officially on the race track definitely definitely. I noticed that you did not give me plug in my website. There you trying to trying to edge out out here. What's going on not at all? I figure we get it in throughout the The show enough. And we're GONNA do news of the week here brought to you by toby. Christie DOT COM. So there you go. I was handed over the MIC. To you and to David Segal and you guys took over a couple of segments so smoke on the program. Yeah that's GonNa be good as a great great to chat with Davy. It always is longtime listener in the show. Now a media member himself and He brings a lot of knowledge. A lot of insight. And it's a good chat. You WanNA listen to it. I sensed a Makia Tori tone toward the beginning of the segment towards it was towards me and I. I have have a problem with that. You do what because I couldn't defend myself won't here's your chance man well but that's not the same. It's not a real real time conversation going on or anything like that. See I think we did. We even credited you for your surgical strikes at the race track. I I think that's genius to be honest. But that's because I came up with it. Yeah Davey was quite impressed that we had a term for it more. Yeah why not. Yeah I mean why in the world you guys stick around the media center all weekend long is beyond me. That's a good question is beyond you actly. Anyhow this is going to be a very interesting program we're going to kind of bounce back between Me and toby and Davey and toby and I think we're going to wrap up with little. Ah Kyle Larson at the end suite. Ma'am it's a pretty well rounded. Show all right. Well let's get into it. I mean this is pretty huge news to kick things off NASCAR That sport that we talk about all the time they're going to go to Indianapolis Motor speedway but that's not the news. Whoa let's let's let's that Roger Penske tell the News News? It's his track now. So it's his announcement so let's let's kick it off with Roger Number One We've decided I to go to run on Saturday. The Pennzoil race will be on the road. Course not on the oval and we'll run the brickyard four hundred or run on the Ovallis as normal all on Sunday so to me. It's a change We went to the NASCAR people. They've looked at In Our road course will run the road course similar to what we do with the indy cars. Arjun we'll have a car battle talk about it to do some testing but we think that's a big change something that we want our fans to look at this and see if this is something that they watch this in the future and certainly Justin. We'll talk about it. Some great racing and guess what the five hundred was the five hundred Shaw Auto Hamady decades and once the decision was made to move Nascar and we felt that we wanted to take it to the next level. We've had some great racing here on the weekend. The brickyard weekend but we think with concerts the road course. On on Saturday and the Oval on Sunday. We'll make a big difference for our fans and certainly for our TV v partner so again. We're excited Doug thank you and this team here. We've talked about it. We know that we can turn this track. Think about it turning it from an oval into a road course. It's not easy but our team can do that here. So we're excited to announce at this morning and here's Roger with more. Is You know NASCAR with brought to the speedway and in how many weekends been here over the last. How many years every year since one thousand nine hundred ninety four and to think about what we could do do with Ben and his team at Nascar to make a difference and I think that's one of the things that I've tried to tell the team here we're going to invest Now and the five hundred and the brickyard for fan experience not about revenue but for fan experience and I think one of the things we need to do do you say what can we do different and sitting down with with a NASCAR team and our team we decided. What can we do to make this brickyard weekend different? And as you know it's a Independence Day Memorial Day just Month or so before that and the men and women who serve armed forces and the first responders or the top of the list so we felt what could we do to connect and I think we'll be announcing things as we go forward to connect that great group of people let do so much for our country but with that getting together with Nascar we felt with our relationship. NASCAR as we've been a track owner. I remember when Uh Bill France Junior and Lynn Kugler rupp at Michigan. And we were GONNA maybe cancel. The first NASCAR is with the Michigan Track and they begged me to run. It was the best thing we ever did. And I guess since then we've developed a relationship with the France family and everyone else they're just spent amazing and the changes ages that NASCAR is making to make their product better. He said what can we do here. So we'll talk about that as we go forward but to me. It's the fourth of July weekend. It's the military it's our fans and certainly the people here that make a difference so in case you didn't hear the news Roger bought the the race track and that sale was final on January six. Then they're already going going ahead and doing stuff. Yeah they're making some sweeping changes here all of a sudden one of the things. Obviously he mentioned it in case you missed it xfinity series racing on the road course on the same weekend as the brickyard four hundred now. Let's take that apart. There's a few cool things in their first of all We've been calling us for for this for a while. Then we want to see road. Course racing at Indy. Yeah Yeah definitely the question. I have is the logistics of it. All because you've got transformed format from a road course to an oval write several several times throughout the weekend. Because there's practice sessions for both in qualifying sessions for both so. Yep and that's the second part right that I wanNA do on unpacked. They say that he is very confident. That his team there We'll be able to do that in ninety minutes. And I'm sure the team was like great. Awesome thanks the last man. What are you doing seriously? We've never done this before. Are you crazy. So that's really cool yet. Exciting exciting things going on at the race track. I mean he could have bought the place and said all right status quo whereas my paycheck you Merle. TV's instead instead. I mean the changes are going to have. RV camping for the first time in the bill which is huge. That is huge. Low all kinds of stuff concerts. It's I mean they're making this rumor. That lights are coming well. Jeez that's about time. That's a big track. Though Kerry it's been around since the seventeen hundreds yes it has yes it has basically what do you mean it's a big track Daytona has them Daytona has it. It's it's it's hard to explain with a flat track. You have to have a lot more lighting because you don't have the banking to kind of help project. The lights that are coming from the inside inside and outside of the track a little bit more of a challenge flat track. This is twenty twenty. We can do anything. That's a good point. I mean Tesla thing we should be able to do anything. I could say that because I have nothing to do with it and nor do I care how it how it works just expected well. Hell is expecting his team to be able to transform it from the road course to the Oval Ninety minutes. Should Bill Lights Up. I mean one I say they go to Roswell on earth one of those fancy. UFO's that crashed and they can just kinda hover over the race track with all their lights. I think Michigan Tang string lights above the track. That need a lot of those because they've got those fence on the outside and inside the catch fence Indianapolis so you could use those to kind of tether year string lights to the kind of cool. How about just require everybody with their smartphones to turn on their flashlights? ooh that'd be cool. And all the campers and the Infield turn their lights on right Have everybody join in on the fun. That's the point of why he's having campers in the Infield all of a sudden right exactly. That was the whole plan where you're gonNA need your headlights. That's that's it's In in fine print on the contract as you come in though he hands you a brand new set of led headlights but then you have to install them. That's hard well. I'm I'm sure he would have a group of guys that can get it onto ninety minutes for you there you go. We'll have a line or something so big things going on at Indianapolis Motor speedway really cool to see and and the fact that he right up front in the teleconference said they're putting money towards the fans I the fan experience. That's big. That's huge especially for Indianapolis which has been more by the prestige for so long and Just of the the the legacy of the track now. It seems like they're working after going after the race fans and trying to give them a reason to want to keep coming back for more. Yeah that doesn't work anymore. The Pristine we've tried to talk that up to death and it doesn't work now backing me early nineties when they first got there ninety four all the way up to about tire gate in two thousand eight that worked but once the tire stop working on the cars that one year that was pretty much it for India as far as NASCAR goes so this this is big that they're they're kind of putting you know the the branches out there trying to reach to the fans and I think the fans pretty receptive to this is awesome. They're actually trying something which is something? You don't really see an apple do very often and that speaks volumes to the new owner of the track so NASCAR also had some big news as well this week A new rules package for short tracks and road course competition. They're going to I. Guess reduce the spoiler from lightning McQueen down to almost nothing one extreme stream to the other. It's just crazy right of course. Well IT'S NASCAR changes to the front splitter and this is the most exciting I mean a as a race fan. This is the change that you will. You'll be looking for the radiator pan is going to be changing. ooh Yeah. It doesn't salary but it does affect the air that goes below the car. So I knew you care about this. I knew you'd care about this. We'll have downforce effect which is nice because there will be less downforce on cars cars and this is of course Changes that are being play at just the road courses and any track under one point zero five eight miles Why why why did they they come up with this weird number I wondered? That's just all the mile tracks and under because a couple of them like this phoenix. Just barely over a mile. Still I know New Hampshire is for sure new. Hampshire's got that exact SPEC. I believe in that weird so to Hampshire Weird thinks. Oh so now we have. It is definitive. Yeah Phoenix is a short-track. No I mean that's still to be debated I think anything anything over three quarters of miles definitely short-track Or anything over that is definitely not a short-track but whatever so this is huge though because we had some really dismal racing at the venues where we typically had great racing in years past so we put these huge boilers on it. It disturbed air so badly that nobody could get around anybody. It was just follow the leader all day long so now this brings things back to the two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen days where we were having really good runs in great races at racetracks and when you parlay that together with the mile and a half package age which has huge boiler which actually keeps the field closer together and we saw some pretty good mount a half raises this past year. This should be huge. Yeah yeah I I'll. I'll get excited. When I see the radiator pan here is looking dat look at that piece of machinery and of course no comparison to what it looked like before the new one? Yeah exactly YEP. That's I'm in the garage area. What what what are you doing there? I just I got a check out the radiator Peter. Pan Man I have to see it got to see it take pictures. Put It on social media. Hey Dale Juniors go back in a race car. He's your guy so lets you take take The rest of the story. Yeah we already knew this but This season the in so he'll be in the number eight machine Virginia Sports like he's done since he retired. pill run one race with a yellow paint scheme. Helman's of course the discounting the company he's bringing him back for more So he'll be running At homestead added this year which is earlier in the season so march twenty first. You won't have to wait very long series race So that'll be interesting. He's been running pretty good in these one off races. He does each year. So you'd imagine attract like homestead. Were the high line is the preferred method of getting around. He'd be pretty good there. This must be rough for you. Why well he's your favorite driver? Okay and probably the material on earth that you hate the most. Yeah the mayonnaise. Yes yes oh man. How'd you remember that just like you remember everything about me? I file stuff away as well. That's great yeah mayonnaise. disgusts me. It's all but if they want to sponsor that all they want to sponsor I'll even eat the mayonnaise if they want us just ball of it with a spoon and I'll be like it's so tasty. HD Two. Yeah so I don't know what it is but it's the consistency of it. It just feels like blubber and and it just has like this void of taste. It's weird and it is always maybe want to gag if I ever get any as near my mouth and and the really troubling thing about this when my wife got pregnant and With Landon the thing. She craved the most was. This is disgusting even if few black man as so prepare for this canned chicken so a whole chicken in a can you saw you sludge out of the can it comes out with jared the sound effects anyway so it hits the plate and she wanted this on a sandwich with loads of mayonnaise. And I'm just grossed out and of course I have to make this thing because you know oh my gosh. I don't know how I made it. And so then my my health continues because now I have a son and of course the only dipping sauce. He likes his dipping sauce. Choice of course mayonnaise Mayonnaise mayonnaise. That is too funny. That is where Iran and I think it's a case of it if you've got a case of it from helmets because their sponsor you'd be good with it. Of course. Yeah I died down at. It'd be great and even share with my son all right so we've got to make room for you and David Segal coming up. So I'm GONNA GONNA do the lightning round of news of the week from Tony Christie Dot Com. So you just sit back and relax. Okay Okay Cool Hawk. next-gen stockcar took the track for the twenty any twenty one season Eric Jones was at homestead Miami. speedway testing that thing out blue black red pin striping on the Front Jt dorothy racing as a new kroger. uh-huh paint scheme for Ricky stenhouse junior bunch of colors on their True X has the Auto owners insurance on border his number Nineteen car eight races. That's a lot he also whereas a new bass pro Paint scheme that's also cool Jeff. Green he's a two thousand and xfinity series champion he's going to be racing the thirty eight Daytona Todd Gill. And you know that's the son of a a previous front row motorsports driver. He's GonNa be driving the thirty eight F one fifty For their new truck series program Rolex twenty four twenty four rolexes will be handed out this weekend Justin Haley's GonNa Attempt to Daytona five hundred for call gracing ARCA series Did some stuff last weekend. Haley Degan was on the track. Everybody's excited lots of photos. Baba Walla's all says new crew. Chief this is a whole paragraph Jerry. Baxter I am not that worried. That rows fenway racing with the big net guy and the number six car wyndham rewards. uh-huh Ryan Newman and he had a funny Pun and his quote. I don't really care to read that and I think you and David Segal talk about. David Reagan's retirement didn't last very long in in fact he didn't even miss a race he's going to be at the Daytona five hundred Solid done man. That's a lot of stuff when you start compiling. What else happened? Well there's no way we were going to discuss thus that it'd be four hours that's true because I have a long twenty minutes thing for every little topics so right all right you and he Will take over the program for two segments in a row on T. F. W. I'll see on the back end Mike us at facebook dot com slash the final lap like us This is the final land. Weekly Christofle weekly here. This week with the guy who's returning to the show you've used to listen to the show. I think he still does. Confirm that Last time you're on we asked you a question and you responded on twitter. So that's good David Segal. How're you doing doing well? Toby thank thank you for having me on the show graphs on sick hunter. That's a heck of a milestone. I know you weren't there for all of them but you're there for the majority of them. I I've been there. You're not day one but I've been an early adopter of the final half weekly so pleasure to be along for the ride with you. That's awesome and and you know carry pretty well at this point to doing doing the Astros. I've done feels like six hundred talking to that guy that many times. Oh Gee that's on twice at the racetrack. It felt like twelve hundred. The fact back to you. Sign of the racetracks impressing me doesn't stay at the racetrack. Mary long when he goes. I know yeah I was Kinda baffled by that like he showed up for a couple of days I mean he says on the show he shows up Jeff just stuff gets forty days and heads out. I mean you gotta respect that if the Hustle. Yeah he calls it a surgical strike. I don't know a strike for sure. Because when he gets out quick definitely definitely so Davey. Obviously you're a writer and a media personality as well as far as the NASCAR world goes Tell tell folks what they can do to keep up with your work in twenty twenty well As of this present moment don't really have anything super set in stone for the twenty twenty racing season but I will back when thrown stretch dot com for another year of wonderful motor sports coverage. I handle most of the NASCAR stuff. We obviously have a lot of indycar Formula One sports car coverage on the website as well We have some limited video coverage as well that kind of spearhead great podcasts. That doesn't you know does with Mike Napoli as well so you can check south their front stretch dot com and then other than that. I'm still doing my duties. NBC Sports Washington is a production. Assistant will be doing some video content around the Nascar world wants Daytona rose around here in a few weeks so you can follow me. Davy Center on twitter And also my website David Segal Dot Com. It's not Koby Christie Dot Com. That's where you can check out my portfolio of work and whatnot. So hopefully I'll be a worthy follow and worth following along with because I try to provide the fans and the fans that watch four week in and week out and you give them some good stuff. Well you know. It's totally Chris. Dot Com but it is still pretty impressive. I've actually been today. SIEGEL DOT COM uh-huh and check out your Your highlight reel you had going on. That was pretty cool. Yeah thank you probably have. What like one one million of visitors visit your website? Now so I'm on the up and up but it's cool. Yeah we try to. I try to update my demo. Reel as they say in the Biz. Two thousand nine hundred and stuff and since I was that every every single canine now Arca East and West race last season. I have plenty of stuff to update and had some cool opportunities through working. NBC So hopefully guys like that if you check that out This on my website is well. Thanks for those kind words. I appreciate it. I think it turned out pretty well too. Yeah yeah definitely traffic could be you know questioned if you have certain certain people but We won't get into that right How about this a interesting story that has kind of broke this week? front row. motorsports is actually going to feel field trek series team number thirty eight. Todd Gillan driving. Did you see this coming. I didn't really see it coming on the front row. Side of things obviously did see it coming with the Ford side of things because we kind of knew that was gonna be out at KVM and Toyota after this year. Just kind of circumstantial type things. You know Kabul obviously wasn't the most I. I guess we can say cheerleader ish on the radio and in public as well to his driver's Harrison Burton and go lend and we knew that with his father David Gale and having his own. I'm chuck team as as well as ARCA and late models and Dave pushing over to Ford and the off season. We kinda thought that that was an ideal landing spot for todd So I was a little bit surprised to see that he won't be piloting digi. Our trucks for DJ are crosby. But something tells me and I don't think it said it explicitly in the release that we saw from F.. Ram Ram but something tells me that those trucks are essentially going to be Digi are prepared and worked on in that respect of things plus I think looking ahead a little bit. I mean obviously has a lot more to prove in a lot a long way to go but this could be a pipeline to the cup series for todd if they end up going that route because you obviously got John. Hunter Ernie Machacek running full time in the cup car for front row. This year on the other driver full-time is Michael McDowell. And we obviously know he's not getting any younger and we don't really know what the future will hole for him past the twenty twenty season. So I'm not GonNa Project and say twenty twenty one time. I was going to make the leap to come. 'cause I think that'd be a little premature and a lot to ask if that right young man but I sure pipeline and there is now a path that you can see for todd to get the Cup right so the other question that people are kind of coming up with does it. Looks like Ford is really trying to work on their developmental program. Getting a lot of young talents like Haley. VEGANS coming up to the pipe as well But when you look at the path you've got plenty of truck teams now but you don't have any real xfinity series opportunities sitting there. Do you think maybe they're going to shore that up at some point you feel like you have to. I mean I don't I haven't heard anything about if teams are going to be switching manufacturers if new teams are going to answer but I feel like you have to at some point or another look at the landscape but things and say okay. We have a solid L. A. based on the Cup series. That's where we WANNA be winning championships and races on a regular basis. They kind of do that now. We have it in the truck series. Now they obviously had only one team last year and now they added was jar and now they're going to have front row making their foray into the shock series and I think that's one market and one kind of area of NASCAR aspect that uncapped for them right now. Which is the series and I mean heck they had Cole custer last year who almost want him a championship? They're going to have chased briscoe this year who's going to be one of the perennial ennio favorites as well as awesome cinder over team penske. So there's a lot of stuff that needs to be ironed out before you can just say. Oh let's add another community theory organization or a team because as as you know there's a lot of money and there's a lot of sponsors as a lot of working pieces that go on behind the scenes with that but I think that we've seen in this off season especially what the Blue Oval Oval has contributed to silly season. That means that they are taking a very very interest- interested stake in motorsports moon four. They're not going anywhere and they're not gonNA shrivel. They're GONNA the growth for sure. Yeah I I totally agree with that Now as we all know you worked for NASCAR home tracks this past season and you rub elbows with Haley Deegan a lot and throughout the year. I think pretty much anything that we needed. Healy Digging News Wise. If we went to your twitter feed or the Nascar home tracks twitter feed you had it pretty well covered there. What what do you think her career path looks like? Obviously she's wearing some Arka- Looks like some trucks correct. Is that right. Well not officially announce it. But I don't think anybody really be surprised if she were maybe get behind the wheel of one for the twenty twenty season. She didn't explicitly say that. Neither or Ford and the announcement happened. But I think it's it's I I wouldn't say I'm confident that she'll be a truck this year but it would not surprise me for sure at least one not racing. Maybe she's she said that she really wants to run outdoor because obviously started her background and she's watched them for a long time and really would like to be a part of it and I figured this year might be a good chance for her to dip or and there but nothing officially announced yet and I let a trap there. I was hoping you'd fall into it and maybe give us some information we didn't know yet But that didn't work so that's a can't give me that easy. Toby I know it. I know go ahead to try so Anyway we've got David Ragan. You know he announced a retirement and he's coming back Daytona five hundred. How cool is that? Yeah we actually heard some rumblings about that. I believe at homestead Miami speedway. I think one of my colleagues the front stretch Christian coli had that scoop and that's pretty cool to see you know. We figured that he might do something. Something like this. Not only for twenty twenty but maybe a little bit beyond as well. He's he said that he's open to doing some truck series races. Maybe Martinsville or something like that. That's a nice nice little short track you can. The driver comes out a little bit more than maybe at a superspeedway or a mile and a half track though schools. David get behind the wheel. Maybe not one last time but another other time this year. It's like it's like you know nothing ever changed. She's behind the wheel of a car at home and he's going to be behind the wheel on twenty twenty starts as well as on. He's asked him successor. restrictor plate tracks. We know that even though they don't really run our sector but anymore you know what I'm saying he's wanted basically or he's one of the day before so I think you can't really count him out. I mean you can't really count anybody out when you go to those two tracks. But just 'cause David Reagan's a little bit on the older side which isn't really true because he's in his thirties. I think he'll be. I'm somebody to watch US speed. We kind of get rolling. Yes so the interesting thing about that is. It's a rick ware racing car. This can be prepared by front row motorsports who gets credit for the win if he wins. Yeah that's it. You get the checkered flag checkered flag you just the trophy you get the trophy you get the money you get the money. If if it's all about that and I think David Ragan he knows what's on the line is not a point. It's not gonNA be raising points. It's not gonNA be racing to make friends. It's going to be racing for the win and when you have drivers out there that don't have anything on the line other than and bring him back the trophy. That's dangerous. So that's why I think he might be somebody to keep your eye on. How wild would it be? What a what MIC DRP moment would it be if he just punts chase Elliott on the final APP for the five hundred? JP He'd probably go from one of the most universally likes guys one of the most universally hated guys in that one but that'd that'd be something just an instant changing of how we feel about him. No doubt one third of the wheel and everybody ate them. That'd be wild So we also saw Another interesting truck series development. This off season David gravel will be going from dirt racing which he'll still do some of that this year but he's doing okay part time truck series schedule with GM racing That's kind of interesting and I do not pretend to know anything about the raising of dirt race in my life and that was evolution last year during speed week and I was. I made a rookie mistake of not bringing glasses. Some people were like. Oh bring your face but I'm saying okay You know whatever and then I get there. I'm getting absolutely pelted with dirt. And I think I'm still picking it out of my sinuses. I digress plot. Or they're trying to say is. I think it's really cool. When drivers drivers from other disciplines just in general come over to other forms of motorsport whether that's IMSA NASCAR NASCAR INDYCAR mccarter Nascar Formula One for Indycar? It doesn't matter and I think that Nath car and dirt racing in general have floors a unique bond in the past half decade. or so. And I think Tony Stewart Kyle Larson Christopher Bell You know there's other drivers as well chase Briscoe. M. R. N.. NBC doing well stuff. Endure the racing. He's going to be competing at the Chili Bowl as well. Rico abor. There's a ton of names on. Its own of crossover with dirt racing and you you would not have. I've been able to say that you know. I don't know six seven eight years ago. Maybe a little bit longer than that. Because that's just wasn't the case but now it seems normal. Drivers compete compete on dirt on asphalt. NASCAR whether it's truck Xfinity Cup or even down in Arca West Africa East or national. So I think it's super cool that they have a gravel doing on some good equipment when he does it as well. 'CAUSE GM says no slouch at all definitely heavy bringing great sponsorship as well Alta and. I'll have a partnership with Jeff Gordon as well. So a lot of that bodes pretty well for David. Grou- going forward I guys I got a guy got it break up the love fest here. you guys will be back toby and Davey in mere moments on the final lap. Weekly like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap final at weeklies back. Here's your host Kerry Murphy and Toby Christie Christie. Just a couple of guys talking Reysen awesome stuff so far with David Segal here on the final weekly. Let's transition into you talk about the Chili Bowl a little bit. I know you're not a dirt expert but do you think one of these NASCAR guys can rise to the occasion Kyle Larson. I know he's been very close so many times over there at the Chili Bowl. You think one of these guys can get the The Golden Driller this year. Christopher Bo wanted three years in a row right. Yeah Larson favorite. I think he's he's running some of his own for the first time in Chile career. I think it was on the athletic talking about. How do you get the parking archy spot having a lot of space to work out in the garage area and now he's kind of having to you know? Take care of all the logistics by himself. You know where's the trailer GonNa Park how much Marie GonNa have What about the other Taylor? Ha what do I have to worry about them. So he's kind of getting a new taste of stuff dirt racing being the team owner on that side of things. Absolutely I think and ask our guy can bring it home You guys the bell. You Got Larceny Up Risco you got. Well 'cause I said you gotTa Khanna guys that are going to be running up front But I mean like I said. I don't pretend to know anything about racing but I would be if I was betting which I'm not. I put my money on. Bell or Larsen Larkin. Because they've put on a hell of a show the past couple of years and I don't think anything will change that this year. Definitely definitely. We've also got some other interesting. Names like Alex. Bowman Ryan Newman. Jj Ailey lots of those guys. These are going to be attempting this thing. So it'd be pretty fun to watch absolutely I gotta find a way to watch it. I think I haven't been able to watch the past years but this might be the year twenty point a new year new. Yeah I think coverage is on math. TV If I'm not mistaken as far as the Big Knights I think everything else leading up to that's kind of streaming online different from places we gotta find it though. That's that's you don't want to so Davey we've got Things are kind of shaking out. We've talked about some of the off season the move for some of these teams already at this point. Are there any other weird kind of off. The wall moves you think might be happening with these teams and drivers for next year. Maybe the truck series xfinity series Are you telling me that I may have tweeted earlier in the week. Hey possibly I mean I got to try to get from the source. Himself you know will. Yeah I would expect definitely announcement houseman regarding Derek Crowds. Who on the thousand? Nineteen Kanan pro series West Championship with Bill McNally racing. I expect an announcement By the time this show goes out. I think that will probably most certainly be announced In terms of his truck series questions for twenty twenty So keep an eye out for that. That's the only thing that I'm really tuned into for sure Because I've worked pretty closely with that team there at the powerhouse teams out on the West Coast for Arkell West now as it's called and I. I think they will also be announcing their for rookie drivers for that series for twenty twenty so keep an eye out On their social account as well as mine for that news when that drops offs. Because that's kind of I mean people that are on the west coast that follow Nascar. They'd probably not the name Bill McNally racing. But if you're on the east coast and you're not you don't get into the weeds of Arco. Ask the hand whatever you WanNa call it now you you might not know a lot about the Mr but to make a long story short. They are the J. G.. R. Andrew Stewart word hostile penske all rolled into one of west coast. Stock car racing in the short-track seen so they're a big deal out there and they're going to be announcing their plans this week. Sweet so aw keep an eye out for that Derek. Though had a heck of a season the And just kind of open a lot of is at what he's capable of. DC him as a future NASCAR you know national series champion. I think it's definitely possible. I mean he's got a lot of stuff going for him right now. He has Toyota backing. He has NAPA backing getting in sponsorship. As well as some other partners that you'll hear about later this week And he's pretty damn good driver too. I mean it's something about Wisconsin. Fan May or on the east title. Oh He's from Wisconsin. They across the West title. He's from Wisconsin. It's something about those she's up there. I'm Jacob Gade as well. I believe. He's from Wisconsin. Maybe in the Nascar we own all American series. Not exactly I believe he is though so I I think crowd somebody to watch going forward because you seen Hailey Dean jumped ship before you've seen Todd Gillan jumped ship the Ford so it's like Toyota's pipeline thinning out a little bit. He's not GonNa have as much competition in terms of his age bracket right now So I think he's GonNa be a name for watch moving forward and I think you'll see a lot of this year on a little bit bigger stage that's awesome. I'm pretty excited to see him. Mixed up with some higher level talents just to see how well he shakes. out It was fun watching him. Try to compete for both championships as past season East and West and obviously got the West one but You know was was competing. Pretty well there in the east there until I I kind of backed out of the race but We're also looking at Just before we go some kind of weird tussle the kind of started on on twitter this week between virtual racing real racing Brian Kazlauskiene and Doug Kobe who's a Well modified tour driver Six time champion in that series by the way They they both took very high exception to NASCAR kind of promoting the I. Racing series drivers to the level of having a media availability session and Just kind kind of a a season preview. Kind of deal They kind of call some racing not racing. What is your thoughts on this and Do you think some racing is the future of NASCAR and do we need to be putting a stake in that And Avenue Wow you're throwing me into the fire. Okay here we go yeah So I will say this first and foremost I do not participate dissipation. IRA's thing. I did try it once at a driver autograph session and I've probably was the worst possible human in the city of St Louis at I racing racing in that very that shows how bad I am an IRA then In terms of erasing and kind of the virtual aspect of things. I was very very skeptical when the whole push kind of started and I'm not ashamed to say when the peak races were broadcast on NBC ESPN and streams through NASCAR's social channels. I washed a couple of them and I didn't turn them off. I figured I'd tell him on for five minutes that they okay. Whatever this is fun? Gone Tom Tom. Move on with the rest of my day but I couldn't. They're like they're actually repelling. And I watched a couple more and I don't pretend to follow along with the the names and the personalities of the series in that in that realm but I do have a fringe following of that but I do also respect the Doug. Kobe Bryant allow skis and their opinions. On that I baseball somewhere in the middle. I I don't think that is here. Here's my thing right. Virtual racing I racing none of that is harmful to NASCAR. I think it's been official. I lean for is that it's definitely beneficial to now's car is opening up to a new audience. You're getting more eyeballs. You're getting more interest. Act You you might even get another William Byron. You never know but at the same time I think that Doug Kobe Bryant. Do you have a point and sense of. There's no real substitute for for hands on real world experience. Now I think maybe the way that One of those two drivers voice that on twitter was a little bit a little bit. I mean a lot of it out of line. It doesn't mean that their opinion is not valid and and it holds some merit so I fall somewhere in the middle but I definitely think that virtual aspect of racing in general is extremely streaming beneficial to the world of racing and I also saw tweet that basically said Nascar is not a sport. Auto racing is a sport. NASCAR is an entity that has motor sports auto racing in it and I think that gets lost a lot of people's minds when we start talking about this kind of topic so I think You know erasing. I racing everything that goes along along with that. It's good for the sport and I have a couple of friends that participate in some leagues and got drafted by teams and stuff and I'm happy to see them have some success and enjoy damn selves. So happy touchy subject. I noticed the beneficial oughta stuff for that. Well My side of things I'm looking at it is. It's been compared a lot. It's like call of duty and other things where people do that. They're not master-marksman when they go grab a gun or anything like that. Oh call duty stuff. You're holding a controller. You're not holding a gun when you're playing it Meanwhile when you're playing I race and you've got a steering wheel pedals via gearshift or you've got all that stuff and I think a lot of it actually does translate. And that's why we've seen some some people like William Byron Josh Berry and a few others succeed after doing I racing into the real world racing. My thing is that when we can probably end it here I mean. Give it a chance if you're one of those people that doesn't really have an opinion either way but you're seeing the back and forth on twitter. Give it a chance because I was one of those I gave a chance. And now I'm not host but I'm interested and I'm a supporter of because I think there's a lot of benefits and it has way more benefits than it does negative aspects. So I'm with it. Definitely definitely Davey single. Let everybody know how they can call you on twitter one last time a man Davy Center is my handle and you can also find me on instagram program at Davy underscore the man with two and since then my middle name underscore four And also my website. ABC Dot Com. You can find all my social channels their taste book youtube lengthy and included and hope you follow along. Hope you like what you see. Not as good at Toby's but I. I think I'm being propped up a little bit more than I should be. But so you said your middle name was man Yeah Holy Crap. That's awesome my mom for that made it. They will have to served with her at some point. It's very soon I'll get her on all right. David thanks so much for taking time out in the file. Weekly it again. You GotTa show what we the final lap weekly is on lap weekly. My Name's Gary Murphy. His name Toby Christa. McAuliffe's entire program the final lap. Weekly here we are in the back end of the program nicely done Toby Christie and David Go. Yeah Oh man that was awesome. Good stuff there all right then. He did take some pretty good jobs that we both some pretty good jabs at you. Those Nice. I'll do a driver spotlight light or drivers. Say What you take your in your mind and It's Kyle Larson busy off season looking forward to Twenty Twenty Cup series season here. He is to kick things off. Yeah Yeah for sure Staying busy race in but While I'm doing excited about getting the NASCAR star back up you know we ended ended last year. Good good so When you when you do that makes you excited for the next season so cool to be here in Daytona and helps helps remind you about well? You know what's what's upcoming so. The question is Talladega or Daytona I broke a rib at Talladega. I wouldn't say that necessarily like it better better but I would say I do appreciate Daytona more each time I come come back. You know you just see you. How big big this venue is? And how many race fans at draws to come out and watch US race Your this Sunday pre race festivities or are always awesome so Yeah I look forward to this event for sure. Even if I don't particularly like the style racing I still I still love US event in Endesa if we look forward to the Daytona five hundred for the four hundred thirty eighth season in a row. Chevrolet has a new body style. Yeah we don't have any track time with it but You from everything I've heard of it at the shop is it's better in the more we had so I'm sure there'll be some some growing pains throughout the early parts of the season or you know. Hopefully we don't but I mean I'm not going to get upset if there is because we do have a new body style and You we don't know be things things we have to learn on the fly so That'll that'll I'm sure sure happen at some point but everybody seems to be pretty confident about it. So that that that makes me excited and for the first time in like the last seventy five seasons there will be changes to the schedule. Yeah I think I think it's all good changes I can't tell oh you what the schedule is off the top of my head. But I know you're the playoffs or quite a bit different and some of the early part of the season you haven't two weeks off in a rose awesome. See I think this is. I think everything is is good As far as scheduled changes go The playoffs or even more intense I think was just the layout of the races and where they fall you even in any particular round. I think. Kyle Larson went down to New Zealand's breathing reading some fresh air down there. I'm sure And talks about his escapades. Not not the truck made by GM but his adventures and also Chili Bowl all in the same clip here. You Go deathly. I felt like after after one day of being sore I was I was good. So Yeah it was Is Is it big react but not not not the biggest I've ever had first time. Chile will in my own stuff First Time I've been away from Keith. There in a long time Really the first time. I haven't been on a big team there since. You're my first two Chili Bowl. So it's been I think this is like my thirteenth or some time at the Chili Bowl. So it'd be it'd be different than something. I'm looking forward you just. You're not being in the main pit there and Youth thighs on me the whole time. So it'd be a little different but but I'm excited for the rule truck by Jim named the escapade escalade right. Yep that would be anyway. Arsons confident heading into the new season. For this reason I felt like just before the mid way part of last season I felt like I had the fastest car. You each week. There so And then we had a good run in the playoffs finished six points. He had some bad luck throughout his playoffs but He had a good season overall. So yeah I think what the rules not changing. I think it helps every team really but Just from where we started the UH two thousand nine season ended. I felt like we made the most improvement out of out of all the team. So I think we're in a good spot to start this year even with the new body style so you don't really know what to expect and take it out there. But but I'm looking forward to getting out there because I think our all of our expectations are much higher all right there. You Have Kyle Larson and this program of course brought to you by the all new. GM escapade right which comes with a jar of mayonnaise from almonds. Of course yep made with so. Thanks to David Segal for joining us on the program. We we now have a new fill in host. I think we do so. We're going to have to knock one of us out for one of these weeks and bring him on. That's it's right Rolex twenty four cars and the racetrack champion guy. 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8-20-19 Landon Cassil - David Ragan and Steve Letarte

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8-20-19 Landon Cassil - David Ragan and Steve Letarte

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World did see how fast they are and from their previous races size myself up and see where i can pay nascar live is presented by core construction management software reduce rewards and finished jobs faster with brokaw and brought to you by hercules tires right on our strength from the motor racing network studios studios in concord north carolina. Here's your host mike bagley. Hello everybody welcome to another edition of nascar. Live here on the motoracing networks glad you're with us. Mike like back early in the entire. M. r. n. crew here with you. We've got lots to chat about and discuss. Landon castles going to be on the show today. He's going to talk with with our st post about training for his half ironman in france. That's coming up this weekend. That is something that is spectacular takes a lot of effort landis demand for it and he'll be doing it this weekend. Overseas the postman landon coming up on the show david ragan channel with cow ricky about announcing his retirement david making that announcement heading into bristol he and cao ricky. We'll chat about that and a whole lot more cup. Series is off this weekend. We've got to look at the last two races of the regular season season and we're everyone stand steve retarded n._b._c. Sports is going to join us. We'll have that and a whole lot more but i came coon brings us to green and gives us all the trending topics in nascar nation. It was a tough start to the weekend for nascar fans thursday in bristol as new started to spread about a plane crash in nearby elizabeth ten dale earnhardt. Jr. is playing which was carrying him. His wife amy their daughter isla two pilots and their dog gusts skidded off the runway and caught fire. Everyone escaped the plane crash with no serious injuries but it was a scary moment. Junior tweeted out a statement on monday night thanking the first responders and said the family will not speculate on what happened until the f._a._a. Eight finishes their investigation. The incident sparked a conversation bristle about private aviation because it's so common in nascar brackets lousy had this to say it's tough because you know t- to do the things that we want to do to really make the most of the sport rely on private aviation and when those things happen they get a lot of headlines but <hes> then rightfully so if you're trying to balance work life balance. That's the reality of it. That's really hard to explain to people and it's very hard to explain your wife and daughter. When you miss is something that's really special to them so you know private aviation is a great way for us to try to fill. Those gaps might get a black guy because of that. I put it on something that i'm really passionate about. Very thankful for family is important thankfully dale. Jr. is safe with his family. Today didn't hamlin pass matt di benedetto with eleven laughs go to win the bristol night race saturday while hamlin was excited with the victory. He felt terrible for benedetto who was told earlier in the week he would not be returning to levine racing next season. There's a tough business at times <hes> but you know matt is doing a phenomenal job of of showing his resume in front of everyone one and so he doesn't need to type it out. He's going out there and performing and he will land as good or better on his feet. I'm certain of it. It's just there's a lot of people that believe leaving matt and yes. He's been clawing and clawing in these last few years <hes> but you would also argue say he's he's gotten better and he's gotten better rise year after year so i would hope that that trend would continue next year benedetto was extremely emotional. Following his second place finish chip bristol the best of his career retry gave it everything we had this team gave it everything they had at <hes> emotional basket case there the last little bit or not gonna lie got together in the last few minutes god. I wanted it so bad. You're so close after the damage with human. They're trying to get around him. I got tight flip. The switch and i got tight anymore strong. I thought before that i am i can hold them off but after i tell you them but man i just awesome thankful for this team. I want everybody to be thankful for my team and toyota and <hes> all my sponsors you know do my jets and that's great but those are it without them. I wouldn't have this performance. I wanted to win but it's coming in other news. David reagan announced he will step away from fulltime cup racing following the twenty twenty nineteen season reagan currently drives for front row motorsports. I feel at peace with my career. <hes> feel at peace with the effort that i've put in and you know if my kids were a couple of years old or just married or something we wouldn't even be having this discussion are kyle. Ricky will chat with david coming up as a reminder. The cup series is off this weekend next week. Though they head to darlington raceway for the bojangles southern five hundred it will also be bojangles race week on m. r. n. head to bojangles for a cajun fillet biscuit with their new manteaux cheese. I'm kim kun for more on what's trending in nascar nation visit our social media channels at 'em are in radio and for the latest news visit m. r. n. dot com. Thanks kim coming up. David ragan chats with kyle ricky and later. It's a road course filled weekend for the best car. Gander outdoor struck series and the nascar xfinity series. Welcome back to sports view today's topic who deserves to win big this season. My two percents good drivers snapshot from progressive. 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David ragan talks about his decision to retire after the twenty nine thousand nine season next this nascar live on the motor racing network the voice of nas car. It wasn't just built to be a museum. It was built to be a trying to the history heritage and future of the sport we loved this is our house the nascar hall of fame and it's packed full of classic and present day cars including petty earnhardt's and walters as well as directive experiences realistic racing simulators and much more plan a trip to the nascar hall of fame in charlotte tickets gets at nascar dot com nascar hall of fame. This is our sport. This is our house. Am r._n.'s classic races levada goes around watches. Lombardi spun across the line and got the winning fifty years of nascar racing beautiful after talk to the voices legendary races sibley what happened. I just hope he chokes on that two hundred thousand. That's all i can tell him. Lorentz classic racing's aces available on amazon dot com tunes and your favorite podcast provides. They did touch now. He knocked the hell out of me. Wieland would like to congratulate bradulet denny hamlin and is number eleven joe gibbs racing pit crew on their victory at bristol motor speedway this saturday night they are the wheel entrusted to perform pit through the week hamlin win and his team fought their way back from two laps down by making adjustments throughout the race you know used to be i would say early in my career. That was like you know. Just can't wait to get to the short tracks so now. I just can't wait to get to the racetrack general weekend win. It doesn't matter if it's a row course or short-tracker superspeedway or anywhere we just can win every single single week and really for the last two months. It's just been incredible. <hes> that <hes> the adjustments we've made as the season gone on and just keep getting better on the road in the air and around the world we'll in his trusted to be seen trusted to be heard and trusted to perform now back to your host mike bagley welcome back to nascar live live last week. David reagan announced that two thousand nineteen will be his final year racing full time in the monster energy nascar cup series. He's been in the top level of nascar since two thousand thousand seven and as he tells cow ricky it just feels like the time is ripe for him to step aside all right mike able to catch up with david ragan here part of the bristol race weekend in a bittersweet weekend for you going short-track racing here in a little bit but also a weekend in which you've announced your retirement from full time competition anyway why the announcement y noun for for you and i felt like the timing was right <hes>. This is my thirteenth year in the cup series. I've had a lot of fun a lot of great memories. I wish i could have won a few more races but at the end end of the day you know the race wins and the championships or the polls or all the accomplishments that's ultimately what is it is great to strive for war and that was important and still is important for anybody's career but that's not what defines me and i feel like that i've got a lot of other things that i'd like to do outside of driving in this race car forty times a year and that's spending time with my family and spending time with my wife and <hes> that's very important for me so when i i really looked at the <hes> <hes> the check marks for staying involved and continuing to make that sacrifice and stay racing and i looked at the check marks for the things that i could do with my kids kids with my wife <hes> being at home a little bit more having a little bit more control schedule. It just kind of went out so <hes> yeah thought about it. A lot prayed about some jacqueline and i came to the conclusion that the the timing was right now still an array sam. I'm not gonna turn my back on the sport and never be seen again but i just want to want to stay home more and you've mentioned a couple of different series that you maybe maybe wanna try already this week. Could we see you pop up here down the road. We'll i have no plans today but i would like to run the daytona twenty four hours <hes> at some point. Maybe some other grande dame racing. I think that's a lot of fun. I've enjoyed the road courses in the cup series. I don't have a lot of experience road racing so that would be a fun and a unique challenge. I want to go to l. door and run the truck race. That's been kind of a bucket list thing for me and then just a major <hes> short-track races around the country <hes> i had a late model car race a lot over over the last <hes> seven or eight years and that's slowed down some in the last couple as my kids got here so i would love to go back and run the snowball derby go up north and run a couple of big races aces so that would be a lot of fun as well so just kind of see what what shakes out <hes> i'll be around and be available and and start working on some of that probably later on this year so if you're a contending for race wins roughly every week or running for a championship or one of the sixteenth fox's decision tougher. It's definitely tougher but i think it's still the same thing <hes> it would definitely be a lot harder <hes> going into the playoffs or having a chance to win a few more races but at the end of the day like i said a couple more race wins <hes> and that's what i really thought about if i were to stay in the sport and you make some more money the next three years i i wind race. You know maybe i get some more top. Five top tens ends finish in the top fifteen or twenty points really continue to grow front row motorsports those would be huge accomplishments but with that really changed my life any and i don't. I don't think it would from a personal standpoint so i've made my impact here in the garage and i've done <hes> some some neat things. I've had a lot of fun but i think the decision would would still be the same best of luck to you. Thanks for all the time over all the all the years that we've been chatting and look to see down the road yeah we'll be around in may come and hang out with you guys some of the broadcast booth anytime i all right thank you no doubt he will be missed in the garage by everyone coming up. We'll get some crazy moments from canadian tire motorsport park as the truck series heads there this weekend then with the nascar xfinity series racing and road america a preview of that on the way as well plus later landon castle stops by. I have big news. The bojangles is now adding melty. Shed ramento cheese to their case biscuit. <hes> yeah bojangles made the perfect biscuit even perfect her. How'd you know so. You're eating one right now. The point to southern grades that tastes great together try bojangles cajun fully biscuit with our new momentum demento cheese only here for a limited time portugal's. It's bo time y'all gordon's come from virtually nowhere. He's one of nascar's is cars. 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Outdoors truck series headed north of the border to canadian tire motorsport park and then ask our xfinity series tackling road america in wisconsin. There've been some wild finishes at canadian tire and we asked some of the drivers why they think going over the border ramps up the aggression and david check cole accuster the law they pulled stay on the frontal and atlas stripe. It looks like jon huntsman. Check whole cluster make it as on the track tasting john nemechek. He tackled him right at at the end of the start finish. Line drivers are scrambling around crews jumping and trying to take care of it so it's crazy the the the the quick right left right you know coming into the start. Finish line allows the guy at second to just kind of really line up the leader knock knock him out of the way you know it gives you that chance and if you didn't get him in the first one you've got a second chance and by the third third time now i think everybody's eyeballs you know really really big and they got here's my shot and then it goes crazy checkered flag <hes> which has been exciting <hes> an it's wild and and all the great canadian race fans. That'll be there to support us. It's so cool to go home. I grew up only about an hour and a half away from from bowmanville. Thanks leader. Kim must be some in the water. They're all that tim hortons franken. I think i think we go out there and we overload on tim hortons. You remember that race. I believe i don't the two thousand fourteen. I believe it was ri- blaney. Herman kroeger ryan blaney leads kuroda kuroda to the drivers right puts the block on our spotting in turn to for blaming that take that was the only time that two trucks finished without touching each other coming into the line swapping the position. The promotion had the lead in the final corner messed up a little bit. He makes the path draft. He's got the lead author ted here comes planing again charging up to the end side side by side across the line and ryan fleet pete combs victory and there wasn't a scratch on either truck. All i said was good luck and at the end i said cleared and that was it i mean i barely said anything all day but it does put on perspectives the fact that i've been up there with no job no i had no race car driving duties at that time like i was. I just got fired and i haven't found anything else yet so a miracle win for the farmer lord justice. It's pretty humbling to think back about that now and then now fast forward to now now we're going to go up there with a chance to win the race which is absolutely incredible but we're building towards a championship like that's really cool wrapping around the outside the i think i think a lot of the driver a lot of people like when cross-border leave our brains and the u._s. and we decided to run all over each other and i i've been in i've been to some of the canadian not just canadian motorsport park. I went and raced late. Model up in canada. Three years in a row are raised at four ears and they literally every one of the races i've ever been to they race outfight. It's it is it is the most what's the mazing thing to watch and they have great rates senate. They're great fans and then it's like okay. Who's gonna fight now every year. It's like huck. Finn is a lot of those guys. I guess he's he's play hockey or something. They say okay well. I didn't win night and kick me off. I'm gonna fight now tight dillon with the lead chase elliott all over the tailgate. He gets into ferns dylan off turn number ten elliott elliott will take the checkered flag. I think what makes it so interesting as as a as as a leader at a road course it's really hard to keep pace and the reigning series champion brett mapa fighting off the teenager. Turn one because the guys behind you whenever you you break tripling further here's the laid back wide turnover five and they're going to gain on you on corner entry when you're in the lead of the race and try not to overdrive asleep. Don't make a mistake. You tend to tend to underdrive it and let the guy catch you do. I think we keep seeing all those last lap wrecks and and whatnot but <hes> so they can sing as i mean if if they're gonna wreck. I hope i'm third but if not i hope i'm leaving by enough to where you know. Someone can't catch me or it's someone behind me. That has a little more respect and it's not just gonna wreck me for a win for your sake and our sake. Let's hope we get another crazy finish this weekend. The xfinity series isn't leaving being the country. They're actually headed to wisconsin to race at road america this weekend. This'll be the third road course the xfinity series drivers have had in the last four weeks and some drivers like christopher. Good for bill are glad to be done with them. Thank god well. We were good at road america last year. I think i qualified in the top five and was going to finish off five until we got wreck there at the end so <hes> the road course steele has been good to us over the last couple of weeks. We've stayed out of trouble and been fairly competitive so <hes> just got to keep that up while austin syndrich has won the two other road courses this season those being at watkins glen and mid ohio e._p._l.'s at road america. He's missed opportunities. I've actually done that race two times with this group so so looking forward to being able to go back and try and put it together. I think we've we've kind of missed out on two shots to win that race in in the past couple of years one having a tire issue and the other one. You know blowing a motor roy in the lead so i'm looking forward to that. I think we have a little bit unfinished business the same kind of deal. You've got to be at the end. I think those races look a lot different at the end of it and it depends on whether it's going to be a long running short run. You gotta be good on restarts and there's a lot of different things you gotta look forward that track and i'm i'm looking forward to it. Obviously we've been really a good so far on the road courses but like i said it brings different challenges on every racetracks bristol winter tyler rhetoric is leaving the strategy to his crew chief and just looking to steer clear the wrecks of you asked me <hes> beginning of this year. I just wanted to get through them. You ask ran overnight any day. <hes> he's going to tell you want to go in there and when those racist assist but <hes> they got good cars <hes> they have a lot of faith in the road course program. I come in and just do do what i need to do. Keep it on the race track and keep those top five all day. <hes> i know randall burnett. Those guys will will throw a little bit of strategy need to get ourselves to the league. You can catch all the road course action this weekend right here on the motor racing network saturday. We'll have the seatac manufacturing during one eighty from road america. Ask our xfinity series and our coverage beginning at two thirty pm eastern on sunday. We've got you covered with the chevrolet. Silverado to fifty from canadian tire motorsport park for the nascar andrew outdoors truck series. Our coverage sunday begins at two pm eastern coming up landon castle talks training for his half ironman this weekend and later steve <unk> tar joins us in studio venedetto drivers number ninety five precor toyota the camera on race day. You can save a ton of fuel by drafting in the pack but you'll never win. 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I tunes are wherever podcasts or fast this is nascar live now now back to mike badly back to nascar live nascar drivers are into staying fit to help them in the race car and landon castle is no exception he's competing and a half ironman this weekend in france and stop by the chat with him are in st post about his training and what competing in half ironman is like mike it always fascinates donates me when we look at the off weekend for the monster energy nascar cup series drivers sometimes just get away and we never hear from them some go racing dirt cars or ray cells where we're going to be busy z. with the gander outdoors truck series in canada and the road america rates for the nascar xfinity series but when we think about land in castle and he joins us in studio landon hello yeah <hes> you're not going to be sitting around. What do you plan for the off weekend. I'm i'm i'm going to be on my feet. I'll be in the water. I'll be ride my bike a little bit. Oh yeah you could be over two beautiful part of france by some spectacular and a half ironman m._v._p. France kind of in the middle in the countryside of france so i'm pretty excited to bring him up speed. This is a two point four mile swim. One point two miles twin six mile bike ride fifties okay default if it's a half half okay and then the half marathon so you've gotta half marathon fifty six read one point two miles swim. How tough is it to do all three of those all three of those activities activities. I it's pretty tough a lot a lot of time to build the endurance base a lot of preparation really the reason that i that i do long distance traffic traffic other than than. I think it's fun. I think it helps me behind the wheel of the car. <hes> i found that my heart rate in a race car in our nascar races about four hours three to four hours. <hes> a half ironman takes between four and five hours. My heart rate in the race car is actually pretty close to my heart rate during a half ironman okay and so i i feel like there's a lot of endurance aspects physically to motorsports into racecar driving and so it seems like the training translates and and the <hes> aerobic base that you build from racecar driving for is is kind of a good foundation for long distance training and running and cycling your is there one one of the three the swimming biking running. That is the biggest challenge for you or tougher to train for. You've gotta motivate yourself a little bit more for one. You prefer ah yeah i well. I prefer the swim i really. I really like swimming occur <hes>. I didn't really swim as a kid but the bike is something that i is probably struggle with. You know i enjoy. I enjoy the fitness that comes from cycling. I enjoy the pain from cycling but i do all my cycling training in the basement. I don't i don't i do it all all on the stationary bike in fact you know here we are just a few days from heading to france and i haven't ridden my bike outside in almost almost two years all shakedown my bike outside. I've got a race bike. I've got a really nice bike carbon-fiber stuff <hes>. I just don't right outside hardly at all all eight to me. It's like an unnecessary risked. Go out and train by myself outside. I've fallen on a bike. I've gotten hit by a car before yeah so so it's for for my real job i don't i don't need to it's an unnecessary risk. You got hit by a car. How did they daytona. Actually it was <hes> until fourteen yeah. Oh my ah yeah yeah i just i like. I love cycling by only do it in groups. I only do it with other people. I do all my training by myself indoors so i use a stationary bike. Ah in the basement. You've you've talked about the training. How far back do you focus in on this. What do you like okay okay. How far back did you start focusing in on on on on this trip to france and this contest this weekend. I've had this race on the calendar for probably nine months and so i haven't really put the quality into you training for this race that i have in for other races and it's actually my first half ironman that i've done in in a little while so i'm i'm kind of approaching it like maybe a re rebirth for my love for triathlon endurance but i'm i'm really enjoy. I'm looking forward to going to france with my wife safe and and my parents my dad's gonna compete in the race with me because we trained together. We race together and these these triathlons very very meat. We're we're landed castle of course drives the star ktar com racing chevrolet the number double zero car <hes> so so you're going now. I i guess sir visha. France is a spectacular beautiful ziegler. Do a little sightseeing and i'm hanging out when you're there as well yeah i plan to. We're gonna we're gonna land in paris and we're just gonna spend kind of be tours for one day in paris. Stay the night and then the next morning. We're gonna head davinci and then i'll have about three days ritchie <hes> to prepare for the race. <hes> you know i'll bring a lot of equipment with me. Bring my own bike with megan. Bring all my own you know have a bag bag and all my running shoes and and at these races you have to set up your transitions just like setting up your area and a nascar race you you you you have the starting line and there's certain things that i take to the starting line with me so i'll be in my wetsuit and i'll have my swim cap and goggles and i'll wear some sandals that i'll just end up throwing away you know because you're going to the swim line and you just throw them away and jump in the water but i'll have a foam roller with me and things like that to get loosened up before the race starts so i'll have about a thirty minute routine to get myself warmed up and then you when the race starts do the swim and you go to transition one when you come out of the swim so <hes> on the pre race days i'll go to the transition you know set up a transition bag that has my bike helmet in it and i have all my race nutrition and things like that and then my bike will be racked in sort of like a pit area right where everybody's bikes are all at and so you run into the transition you grab your helmet. You grab your stuff. You have to put your helmet on and you run to your bike. You d racket. I mean and this is a rush <unk> hurry. You're you're on the clock so anytime walking or anything like that is giving up time and then you jump on your bike and start your ride and then i'll have all my nutrition on the bike aac because you have to take in calories and you have to stay hydrated i taken about three hundred fifty calories per hour <hes> during the race and <hes> if i have if i have any hunger pains or anything like that i'll have like a cliff bar or something like that just to kind of curb some hunger <hes> but then i'll be on the bike for about anywhere from two and a half to three hours leading on best i am and then transition transition to is is the bike to run so you jump off the bike. Iraq your bike. You change your bike shoes. <hes> put on the running shoes put on a hat you know maybe grab some sunscreen and it's all in a big rush and run to the finish line and and the best part about these races and in every race is a little bit different but <hes> i did a raise in chicago i did did the short course world championships in chicago. A few years ago you run through the finish. Line is a big finish shoot and it was. I mean it was short. It's short course it was a sprint triathlon as a third or fourth of the distance of half half ironman and you're all out the whole time and your legs are on fire. Everything's on fire and i run through the finish line. They had probably twenty five baby pools filled with ice water and it was like the best finishing rushing experience i've ever had after being out in it was eighty degrees in the hot sun and just live my whole body on fire for an hour and <hes> <hes> and went straight through the finish line they put the metal over your shoulder and i jumped in an ice bath in the baby pools of sharing with us absolutely lancaster castle of course he drives the star com racing chevrolet on the monster energy tour and yeah mike <hes>. I don't think you and i are likely to be doing this. Guy is going going to be doing this weekend and france thank you postman. We wish the best of luck to land in and his dad this weekend coming up steve and i will discuss where the cup drivers are with two races left before the playoffs begin later. We're already getting ready for darlington with a throwback. You have a car truck boat or other vehicle. That seemed better days but you're not sure what to do with it. 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Whether you're a specialty specialty contractor or an owner course construction management software is built to help your team stay on budget on schedule and in control no matter what you're building pro core can help you finish ahead of the competition. Welcome back to nascar live coming off a racing weekend from bristol and engaging in the final off weekend of the year for the monster energy nascar cup series joining us in studio n._b._c. sports analysts steve low-tar st welcome back nascar live. How are you hey thanks for having me on always always a good time coming into the final off weekend of two thousand nine hundred nine for the cup teams. Let's start with those that perhaps need. A recharge need a refuel or refocus who is number one on that list that in that offseason need to get their ducks in a row here to racist to go in the regular season before the playoffs began. No one needs it more and there's there's not a bigger name than jimmy johnson. The seven-time champion eighty-three race wins. He's on his second cree chief of two thousand nine hundred only the third crew chief of his career and sometimes sometimes you just need to realize that you can try too hard and i think that's what's happened with the forty eight. No one wants to miss the playoffs. Jimmy johnson including himself but i really they think this race team just takes needs to take a deep breath and understand that they cannot prevent that by trying too hard. The only true prevention is to win or score enough points to guarantee a spot in the playoffs. I know that's easier said than done but i think that's the team when i look at anybody who need off weekend. It's the forty eight right now. They're twenty six points beneath the need the cutoff line they've got work to be done here at darlington indianapolis before the playoffs began but that segues is to the boyer suarez's newman story that they seem to be working these positions around amongst themselves right now newman twelve points in suarez now on the cutoff line boyer two points below the cutoff line in darlington and indianapolis. Who those three do you think that these tracks coming up play to their strengths so i think unless someone goes out there and creates fireworks. I really like where ryan ryan newman stands. I think that there's not a lot of expectation there. You don't ever talk to an analyst or fan. This is what newman should have been in the playoffs. I think his switch from arced yard arou- fenway a he's kind of driven that six car back into i won't say contention for wins but contention for stats which you know top five top ten's leading laps qualifying better her so i think he's a little off the radar if you can believe it and i think that off the radar really matches his blue collar kind of effort behind the wheel and why i don't think he's gonna go out and win stages or win a race to make the playoffs i think he hangs around outside or just inside the top ten ed both stage ends and he'll do the same in the race so i think it's going to be up to boyer score score as and jimmy johnson deco take the spot away from ryan newman. I don't think he's just gonna fumble it. If one of those three drivers is to win a race in the next couple of weeks. Who do they have to get through. It's pretty congested at the top of the playoff grid with j._j. Our drivers you got penske drivers up there and you gotta hendrick driver ever a couple of them with elliot and bowman as we go to darlington in indianapolis who do you think stands to capitalize in who among the three d. thinking get up up there russell went away and who they get it from so you have daniel suarez who has yet to win at the cup level yet. He's an xfinity series champion. I just don't think he has run up front enough. In a a cup race to have the experience that's very different restarting on the front row or the second row the third row so i think his path to the playoffs is going to be consistency and running better than those other three and try to force them into a point situation. I actually think jimmy johnson's the most dangerous because at twenty one points down why i think perhaps he doesn't have the speed lead of the fourteen of clint boyer or the forty one of daniel's whereas he is the most dangerous because he has the most margin to gain and i think you take off weekend a recharge. Did you let cliff daniels is new crew. Chief and jimmy have a little time to have a conversation and i think it's getting to the point where jimmy knows it might take a win and if they kind of go in there our ears pinned back ready to attack why i haven't seen the speed out of the forty eight we have seen him do so many things nickname superman for a reason you never know maybe he'll come matt of the phone booth in indianapolis and william another here. We're talking about darlington indianapolis coming up as a final two races of the regular season of course off weekend this weekend then then. It's the bojangles southern five hundred we let you go. What's it like crew chief ing a legendary race and race that is so long three hundred and sixty seven laps on an ever changing racetrack like darlington five hundred miles darlington's about twelve hundred at charlotte so take the hundred and take a lotta ibuprofen because you're gonna need it to get through the distance. The drivers are going to be expected to run on the razor's edge a foot or two feet away from the wall and turns one and two you can get away in three and four run the bottom of the race track but there's very few race tracks with such a small margin of error for such a distance. You have to be good every week but at darlington at any point if you pick and choose your give and take wrong with traffic if you pick and choose the time to attack jack. It's kind of a cliche race. The racetrack race the race track. I'm going to tell you the race. Track is a competitor when you go to the you know go down to darlington for the southern five hundred the lady in black. I didn't get that nickname because that race track is sweet on you got that nickname because it will reach out and it will bite you and i expect the lady in black two have their are beautiful red and white painted walls will be black with goodyear tire rubber and the right size of the various cars when the checkered flag flies as always my friend thanks for stopping by you can watch the bojangles angle southern five hundred on n._b._c. S and you can also hear it here on motor racing network again. Thanks for stopping by. We'll catch up soon enjoyed it as always bagman nandy nandy sports steve <unk> stopping by here and joining us on nascar live more coming up as we continue with our weekly get together progressive presents yet tom inspiration to help you do insurance stuff. Hey you're just gonna stand there. People knock it. You credit for being a good driver. You deserve discounts on car insurance and that's what snapshot shot from progressive is four. So why aren't you signing up. 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Week's nascar lives of that. You're spending in time with us here. On the motor racing network next week the monster energy nascar cup series heads to darlington raceway and continues the tradition of the throwback weekend. Can we decided to prepare for all the throwbacks with a look at the time frame the paint schemes will come from and what the early nineties sounded like at darlington the monster energy nascar cup series will clash in the annual labor day weekend classic the bojangles southern five hundred at darlington raceway. The iconic five hundred mile stock car earrings is an appropriate backdrop for nascar nation to celebrate traditions of yesteryear and the teams have responded transporting fans to darlington of old with creative throwback paint schemes this year the spotlight falls on the early portion of nascar's incredible growth decade nineteen ninety to nineteen ninety-four the five races in that time bracket racket produced not only an interesting array of storylines but some of the best racing in southern five hundred history when the eighties came to a close dale earnhardt was at the top of his game as the nineteen ninety season unfolded the intimidator garnered nine wins in a fourth nascar cup series championship on the way to the title earnhardt captured one of the most significant pecan victories of the year starting from the pole leading ninety nine laps and holding off ernie irvan by four seconds to win the southern five hundred white flag and hand doll ford it also put it on dale earnhardt for one final circuit around this racetrack in the crowd is on their feet is dale earnhardt takes the white flag hits back return number one for the final time on his way to victory victory in the high and southern five hundred one of his bigger paydays. Coming up is dale earnhardt for the last time comes through turn one off turn onto the back straight away no lapped traffic deal with ears demand starting to cheer just over half a mile from the checkered flag behind southern five hundred earnhardt flashes by the entrance of turn number three very carefully points the car down to the bottom of the racetrack. He's he's on his way off. The corner in a remarkable record of success dale earnhardt is about to win the sixth of the last ten winston cup races here at darlington sector black ackford g._m. Gut wrench chevrolet handsome harry gant was spry fifty one year old in nineteen ninety-one but no one would have ever expected him to roll out four wins in a row in september timber streak that began with victory darlington and earned him the nickname mr september as the final laps winedown only three cars or being shown on the lead lap here at darlington in here's gamp white flag is flashes across the start finish line for one more time around this racetrack. He's intern one. No let traffic will come into play for harry. Canada's final lap is he brings at one final time with the side of turns wanted to drops back down vic way. The race track hits his backstory. The way to a cheering fan fans on their feet waving their caps and seat cushions uses gant flashes by for the final time he's into turn number three steps on the button again begins. The power is way off a four and out of the checkered flag. He walked the winston million at talladega. It will add one hundred thousand dollars for his part of the winston million after winning at talladega earlier this season how again takes the checkered flag here in the high southern and five hundred mother nature played a significant role in the nineteen ninety-two edition of the five hundred the track too tough detained was about to become too slick to drive so darrell walker stayed stayed on track while others did it for fuel. The gamble paid off as the rain fell bringing out the caution and checkered flags on lap two ninety six. It was d._w._i. Only the southern five hundred victory and his final cup series win caution is on the speedway and it is for rain it is for rain and turns one and two. We told you that rain was closing in from that into the speedway. The umbrellas are popping up at that end of the track where joe morris position. We saw someone or to doing a little rain dance there in the western auto pit area. I couldn't quite identify which crew member it was but <hes> there's somebody throwing some fluid in the air there in the pit lane hoping to promote even more rain because darrell waltrip has stayed out there along with some others to try outweight this rain. Oh we have just gotten the word that unfortunately the weather weather conditions are not going to allow this race to be resumed. Barney nascar's just made the decision that with the rain still falling and the scheduled sunset sunset our nascar has now declared the mountain dew southern five hundred and official race but those numbers don't mean a thing to darrell waltrip. He's he's got the number. He wants victory lane next yeah you know i have to let them make. Those kinds of decisions are independent. They're calculating mileage. I know what we can do about how we could go nope and wake ago about four more laps under green and we've felt like we could probably ride around for maybe ten more laps under caution so we weren't very good shape. You want a lot of races. You want any the under the rain like this before yet yeah couple but not net one near as big as one third share our second two in a row and <hes>. I'm pretty excited. Mark martin was on a hot streak prior to the nineteen ninety three southern five hundred winning the previous three races watkins glen michigan and bristol with raucous springtime weather in the area. The green finally flew three hours late with checkers. Falling sixteen laps early has darkness blanketed south carolina as the sun settled into the west a dominant mark martin martin held off brett bodine in the fading light to win his fourth in a row mark martin riding an unbelievable winning streak trying to make another one here this afternoon white flag for him as brett bodine tries to chase him down. He's got one final. Try at it as they go turn one out later. Board enters turn one already coming up with the banking deter number two leading the way with plenty of i'm greg williams sample the second place car on fire the dominant car all day mark martin apple app from victory lane now one more time to turn number three barton tags. The hard laughter gets back on the throttle. He's on his way off of turn four with checkers inside his waited all day. After a three hour rain delay at seven thirty eastern time in the think thank park mark makes it poor whip's role mark martin appeared to be on the way to another southern five hundred victory in nineteen ninety four with twenty six laps to go engine trouble title knocked the veteran out of contention sending his jack roush prepared ford to the garage backup run bill elliott workover dale earnhardt passing for the lead with thirteen laps ago ending a fifty two race losing streak and bringing home the last win for car owner junior johnson bill elliott coming out of colonel before the cap start waving in the grandstand n. as he comes by takes. The white flag whistles down to turn number one for the final time. Let's follow him around here at donnington once again. Bill elliott not pushing the issue. Just take it an easy again. A little whisper spoke spoke out of the back of the budweiser ford as he makes his way kid truly through turn onto the backstretch for the final time elliott halfway down the back straightaway half a lap from victory lane. Now is the fans waving even cherry enters turnover three running about ten fifteen lengths behind cherry the body the lap car elliott works his way clearly off attorney before it's been fifty two races since november events of nineteen ninety-two. It's been a long dry spell but bill elliott has back in a nascar winston cup victory lane and man the emotions just bubbling over over that budweiser pit area for mike beam in the crew history will be made again this labor day weekend at darlington raceway live coverage kicks off sunday september first at five p._m. Eastern on the motor racing network. Oh we're so excited to see what some of the paint schemes are going to look like from that era. You can see all of those paint schemes as we get closer answer to the bojangles southern five hundred see them at m. R. n. dot com coming out. We've got some nascar history for you and new jeff gordon podcast episode get i america. It's the mo that you've been waiting for. That's right outback delivery is here. They can enjoy lawyer affect pirates. Eighty pass tickets at santa katsu an it's he will guide. I potty lutts tomorrow. Wings fear was thanking love for dighton on it. It's ear dot com advice. Your oldest because affect delivery is outback. Steakhouse aussie rules delivery by liberty varies delivery judge my apply. Hey guys it's dylan well tyler net where the coast of the rip the fence podcast you like traditional non wing dirt track racing. We've got the podcast for you. Shane meal trying to drive awake can't do everything but i could do anything and everything i want him before i got injured so many of the great podcast going we invite racers in to talk and they tell us their life story and it's how i feel. It's the rip defense podcast available on amazon dot com and your favorite podcast app. This is nascar live now back to mike bagley back. The head of the house for this edition of nascar live four. We do off of a brand new podcast. It's called m. r. n. Presents jeff gordon the colorful career the rainbow warrior this week. We'll take a look at the final years jeff raced and his decision to retire jeff gordon once again. King of the hill in dover delaware talked him into another year. I think adopting one or more years when he came he said hey how really think i really think it's taboo and i'd say many analysts do one more year well. It was the first time i start thinking about retirement for years i was i was trying to do exercises and stretches and in you go to a doctor try to understand or stand in getting different scans done in looking at my disc and and just i just continued to get the spasm in my lower left lumbar in the car especially in sleight martinsville heavy breaking for what he went again. The answer is yes win at martinsville i i don't i don't even know if the brickyard four hundred and ninety four top sat one just because of the significance of it the the timing of it energy of the crowd how close yard to the to those fans to win here barnesville credit this crowd that stuck around the fans. I i tell you there's there's no greater feeling for racecar driver then to pull up to victory lane or this checkered checkered flag or or or line and have that kind of a reaction from the crowd reaction from my team and hamline family come up. This is me this is i i really i feel like i'm dreaming right now. I'm afraid i'm going to wake up and this is not going to be true. That's a preview of the latest podcast episode so in m._r._i. And presents jeff gordon the colorful career the rainbow warrior. It's available everywhere you listen to podcasts are the set time of the week for some nascar history and suzy armstrong is here with busy. Thanks mike this week. We start our journey through time in nineteen seventy. The eight donna summer turned modest acting debut into radio gold with a thank god. It's friday soundtrack last dance pope john paul the first i unwittingly set the record for the shortest reign in papal history occupying the top post vatican city for only three three days before passing being away a._b._c. ruled prime time t._v. With corky sitcoms laverne and shirley and three's company and david pearson was in tough company executing cuting a last lap pass on darrell waltrip to win the champion spark plug four hundred at michigan international speedway. Is there a lot of your come on the inside alongside wallstrom door handle the door. You're headed david berson will lead them to three back straightaway david wetherall second running now in the third number three everybody go home now by david hale coming out whatever four quarto describe it will be days in the winter. Kale yarbrough gets around walk. Talk live by just nineteen. Ninety-five the rembrandts became acquainted with adult contemporary radios top billing rising to number one with all be there for you while n._b._c. We see enjoyed top ratings from the theme songs namesake sitcom friends microsoft debuted the much anticipated next generation operating system doc windows ninety five mike tyson returns to pro boxing humbling peter mcneeley to the ground twice in the first eighty nine seconds forcing officials to call all the fight and bobby labonte reemerges in the irish hills winning the g._m. Goodrich dealers four hundred and completing the nineteen ninety-five michigan sweet the remainder of the backstretch and to more turns all the bobby lebanese out of that chevrolet right now jerry comes into turn number three he swings it down to the middle group of the banking takes over turn four. It's bobby labonte on believe meanwhile bill eliot is apparently run out out of fuel in the back straightaway elliott apparently run out of fuel and is being pushed in by heads must gray which on the last lap is not legal but bobby bobby comes to the stripe and for the third time this year he'll win the nascar winston cup series two thousand seven keith urban speaks of love and pain pain on country radio with i told you so hurricane dean causes it share of heartache as the cat five storm makes landfall on the shores of mexico atlanta the falcons quarterback michael vick whips up by moral tempest as he pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges and kurt busch waited patiently for a massive sid weather system to clear leading ninety two laps on a tuesday afternoon to win the three a._m. Performance four hundred at michigan. I heard bush coming in strong the second half of the day's race as he has in the second half in the season winning at pocono and today wedding here at michigan international speedway and those are just some of the events from this week in nascar history. Thank you susie. We have reached the end of the show and what a great win. It's been we'd like to thank landon castle for joining us also our thanks to david reagan and steve la carte for joining us for the rest of the crew. I mike thank you for being well right here next week. On this carlisle until then enjoy wrote force racing in wisconsin and in canada and so long everybody nascar live is a production of the motor racing network with studios in concord north carolina and daytona beach florida and was brought to you by by bloom on monday at outback steakhouse and by hercules tires right on our strength. Today's broadcast was produced by alexa henry tyler burnett and rich cobra. 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05-01-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

NASCAR America

46:00 min | 1 year ago

05-01-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

"Alexa. Hard trying to get out right there. A lot of people in there. Third number two. Now, they're fitting in the back of the plant. Louis David Ragan. Just a wicked Sidewinder roll. And with the checkered flag. Chase galleon. Brought the Elliott day back to victory lane. And talladega. La La Land down there when I was living for the checkered flag. I really don't know just know that you know, every time I stood up crowd stood up. Every time. I got fired up. They got fired up. I mean, that's just something that you can't ever take for granted. Telladega did not disappoint welcomed and ask America motormouth morning. Snyder Nate Ryan cow petty. You looked so different today. I mean, you your hair is different. And everything sounds wait. You look different. The mayor. Jeff Burton joining us for his motormouth. Stay be worksite. And have you on the show you understand your role? Correct. No like, okay. That's what Kyle does the phone rang and said can you come today? I don't know. I'm here colleges. Hurries a caller along gotta get to the question quickly. So that's that's your job. Okay. Let's ready to do that. You gotta get mean. We're going to have we're going to have a lot of fun. You don't have to get mean. Can. Yeah. Exactly. The point by the way, where is K P. He's in Seattle kicking off the twenty fifth annual Kyle petty cherry ride so last night throughout the first pitch at the Mariners game. How about that? We think baller strike. Jeffrey definitely has strike. I love. Five years man's been doing this this ride that is incredible. Sure. Many good things. It's so so fantastic. I'm sure you throw the first pitch before. But you told me the other day you got to drop the puck at the canes game job. The fuck it again. It's a big gains, by the way. Yeah. Is huge fever play offs. I big fan. It's a big game. Maybe we'll give you a reward at the end of the show. Hey, Tom for starting grid is chase Elliott ready to go. The next two tracks. Jeff he won the last race of those tracks Dover and Kansas could be good timing for the nineteen the monster mile, not only awaits drivers. But the fans as well. We wanted to betting at the track is your thing and the big news of the day. Single car. Qualifying is back in all three NASCAR touring series. So Mr Mayor before we get your opinion Nate, we wanna turn to you. And explain kind of what's going on because fans here single car qualifying. It's not quite that simple. Kind of explain what's going to their essentially mardi going back to where they were about six years ago tracks that are one point two five miles in length and shorter those now will consist of two qualifying laps. That's how they'll do it at tracks longer than a mile and a quarter. Qualifying will be one time lap big group. Qualifying format will remain in place for road courses. And then the other really important part of the single car qualifying. Process. Now is that if you qualify in the top twenty one race the next race you will draw to go out in the back half of qualifying. Typically, you wanna go out later because later faster and NASCAR wants the faster cars to be at the back end because they want the poll to build some drama and have that faster Karbi toward the end of the qualifying session. So there's how it works jeffer- you a fan of going back singer Kach single car qualifying I like multi-car qualifying. I thought it was fun. I thought it was energetic. But we'll all the madness we've seen this year. It was time to do something NASCAR head to fix this this rule package. Put them in a situation where they just couldn't continue anymore. And then why not do multi-car qualify? And at some tracks saying well qualified at others. And that was my initial thought, but the more I think about that. Now. One of the things I hear from fans, you know, it's too complicated. Things are too complicated. So why have two different formats where we where we have to explain. Well, this week would win this last week. We did that we don't have to do that anymore. So I think that if you're going to do it just go all in. Single car. Qualifying be dumb with it. It's the same every week. I think that's the right thing to do. And listen, what's qualify? And therefore it's there to tournament the starting position of the race. And with you know, why make it complicated. Make it simple. And I will say this with them sending the car as soon as the guy takes a white flag. It goes way quicker than it used to go. It used to be monotonous bad monotonous. But if you look at with the truck series does it happens quickly, and that's it's going to be a better single car qualifying than it was six years ago and talking these sessions only lasting forty minutes. So we'll go quick and every crew chief I talked today. Talked to today loves the idea Gladys back because they told me, hey, listen, we finally get to see the fastest car is going to start on the pole. I got that complains because he got a bad dry. Here. I don't want to play you getting a bad draw because that is part of single coral. Qualifying somebody's gonna get the drawl. That's no good. That's just have. I think they've minimized it. Right. Right. But with the rule that you just explain, but somebody's won't get the bad draw. That's just how it's always going to be one of the twenty fastest cars from the week before who are going in the second half. So I think they've minimize that potential of whining, but drivers will still this. It will be complaints who always draws number one here on motormouth Carl from Akron and Carl keeping a streak alive. I think we're on show twelve Carl you've been on the pole for every show we want to hear from you guys today. But Carl we want to hear from you first, what are your thoughts about single car? Qualifying? Why did they ever change it to be honest? I agree mayor. It's good to have the mayor on. I agree the fastest car should be. That's how we set the filled. But my question to you guys would be isn't that also great for sponsorship, which we meet for this sport. And now a single car qualifying that helps the sponsors if they get their car on the pole and help certain drivers that we wanna keep sponsorship in our sport. Well, I think the thing for me is that when you talk about sponsorship and sponsorship exposure, what's going to happen. Now is every car is going to be on TV because one of the things that is going to happen. There's going to be designated TV breaks. So in the past car used to go would show and we'd be under caution. Now, there's going to be breaks that allows everybody to be shown on TV. And I think that's that's a good thing. I can tell you because always qualified bad Carl. There was I'm gonna say probably twenty five percents when when I came to qualify. They just wouldn't show me. And he got to the point where the sponsors like, hey, like, they don't show you became an issue. It really did. So that eliminate some of that. And it's curls original question. Why did they change it? I think if you go back to two thousand fourteen when that decision was made it was a different time in NASCAR. At that time. They will looking for ways to enhance the drama of the qualifying session because of you had top thirty five rule. You had many more teams that were were tempting make races. Things have changed over the last five or six years since two thousand fourteen where you have the charter system. You have guaranteed entries things are different now. And I think NASCAR probably feels as if it got a little bit too far field with what qualifying is supposed to be about. It's essentially procedural. I mean, the real entertainment is on Sundays. Yes group qualifying had its moments where could be entertaining. But I think single core. Qualifying also can be entertaining into Jeff's point Carl's point. You get the tell the stories that don't always get to be. Told for these teams drivers and sponsors. Let's move onto Anthony in Florida. Anthony, how you doing what's on your mind today? Well, I'm here to talk about the two single car. Qualifying announcement that NASCAR made their decision. Why can honestly tell you? I really don't mind it at all actually liked group qualified a little better since it was more entertained and watching one car go out at a time. But with all the reason controversies with call this year, you know, this is the right move for NASCAR to make because really as the end of the day. And it's like you guys said, you know, most of the entertainment really truly put on Sundays and not really on Fridays. Anyway, I, you know, I I know didn't want to go back seem qualified. But again, this was something that needed to be taken care of. I think we agree. Yeah. I think we agree. I think both Dakota qualifying Ed at splice. I think it was fun to watch. But you know, this will be a little faster pace single car qualifying than we saw in the past. And I just only NASCAR choice. They had to do it. I'm glad to hear the fans were on board with it. I think that's the best part is that the fans are excited about it as well. Ron from Minnesota to callers in. Ronda, third, Colorado or you onboard with single car qualifying. Yeah. But I'm curious of the Telugu race, which she won. If one of the yellow joy making run on the outside and Bowman impairs or you know, Ryan make make a run at the Leno final lap. Who would've won you think interesting points? Well, there were two wrecks on the last lap. There could have been three, you know, you just don't know. What would happen? I Bohm was very clear that he said he thought he had a plan in place. You know, you just don't know what happened. I can promise you. They weren't just going to stay in line and just give it to him. So it would have been fun to watch. What happened? But you know to be able to predict that I I would dare predict a race a towel day. I mean, there's a lot of ways to play the what if game on that final? Why I think they still show throw the caution for when Stenhouse it's the wall. I understand that NASCAR wants to try to let things play out and unfold in wants to give fans money's worth and get the last lap. Green flag finished. But I think you could make a case that the caution out earlier and clearly chase Elliott was in. No danger of losing lead. All the way up until the final yellow Bowman said he was gonna make move in three and four Ryan pre said he was going to make a move in three and four, and I think the way that package worked Jeff those moves could have probably paid off. I think they need to go back and rethink their strategy. If you you can't wait till turn for there's a wreck every plate race. There's a red. History. Right. Yes. Look at the percentage of times that you see a wreck during the white flag. You can't wait till turn over and assume no one's going to wreck. If you thank you can get the lead, you better go get the lead. I I understand the logic of trying to wait to last minute. So they can't pass you back. But you don't know in the end of the racist comment cannot wait till turn for. I can remember the Talladega race October twenty thirteen. Jamie mcmurray. One Dale jR, Stockton for the last ten laps had a plan for getting around him in three and four and then Austin Dillon when airborne halfway down the backstretch and the plan was foiled. I think he said the same thing you said Geoff Diehl said you gotta gotta move earlier. I think priests point was he tried that a couple years ago in one and two and by the end the lap. He was he was running third when the happened. He tried to move to win the race in one and two and he finished the race like twenty eight so something like that. Any points? Look at the points. Third versus eighteenth matter for Ryan breeze. Probably not or does he that the win. A win. I just I think that when you're in every race Attala goes different. And when you had tandem, you could wait to the last because we didn't have that many wrecks. But when you have this many cars running in a pack and you get a late race restart. If you don't think a cautious coming out you watch many of these races. So I just I think they gotta read with this package. They're going to have to rethink that strategy. You cannot wait anymore. You've got to go and make a move. Chase Elliott has a man who made it pay off for him. And coming up a preview of the new Latortue on location with guests. Chase Elliott chartering the siren when he was there. He said it was no beer there. Plus three champ Tyler calls in to make a special announcement. And if you wanna talk NASCAR, we want to hear from you. Call eight four four NASCAR NBC or tweet us with the hash tag. Let me say this. We're here in Dawson Ville. And you are arguably the most popular race car driver in the US if not all North America. How does a guy that popular decide to reside? Here in rural Georgia is comfortable, and it feels like home. I really like north Georgia. I feel like a lot. You know, you take take family history out of it. Right, right. It's convenient. You're kind of Senate up on the southeast you close to the Atlanta airport and travel about anywhere in the world from the Atlanta airport, and then to kind of add the rest of it in. I guess just my dad's passion for aviation kind of spark my passion for it and allowed me to get flying. And I think that's really what allows me to live here can kind of get back and forth. Matata location. Always a good listen. Now, our boy, Steve, Jeff, you know, this place better too in his life. Like, he'll bet with you on anything in the booth wanting anything any that for a dollar, whatever. Right. So so gambling at the racetrack. Not a new thing. But Nate at Dover this weekend. They'll actually beginning at the racetrack can happen last fall as well. So explain to us kind of what goes on and how one could gamble if one wanted to at the race, right? So there's that big monster statue right outside the front entrance there at Dover national speedway mardi and Dover set up. A sports betting kiosk about fifty feet away from that statue last October. And they had two days of. Open bedding for any fans who wanted to come by. And they had about seventeen thousand dollars wagered on the race on Sunday. And they actually had fifty people bet on chase Elliott. And of course, he won that race last October. He went off at ten to one he closed at seventeen to one. So some race fans who are over last October some serious money on chase Elliott winning at Dover. So that'll be in place again this weekend and on Sunday morning through the race start at two pm people a little bit right outside the FEC, it's so that's an appropriate conversation because this week after all in the derby is all about gambling, if you're there are you a fan of this though, Jeff I mean in some ways your bit of a traditionalist DR, you cool with this really cool with it because you don't have to right? I mean, we live in a country choices. And if you wanna walk up and gamble and his legal up fan of it. Because if it makes it, so it's more fun for you. And you can are smart enough. Not to get. More than you can afford. Then it's awesome. And if you don't make those decisions that's on us. So yeah, I mean, I think it's cool. I don't know. I don't see the harm in it. And they it's coming. I mean, let's face that. Right. Because Tennessee is about the sign into law or about to be in law right of a mobile gambling. You can gamble from your phone. So my show up at Bristol in August. You can gamble on your phone during the race. And that smartphone form of gambling mardi, obviously is what Thais is NASCAR and sponsors and tracks here because that's clearly younger demographic younger people are more inclined to use their smartphones. And when I was out there last fall and watching that sports betting kiosk that they had it over national speedway. I was impressed by the number of young people who came through there. I talked to a twenty one year old kid who obviously was just barely legal enough to bet, but he was all enthused. He was a NASCAR fan, and he was all about having. This added layer of hey, not only do I get to watch the race. I'm betting Kyle Larson to win. I'm betting this many cautions over under. It adds another layer. I. For younger audience is it eighteen or Twenty-one. Let's all one in every state where we don't. Okay. Unless you love hear your opinion. Either way. Our they ask our NBC the way you're you're clear that you're clear of that. Aren't you? Jeff Harrison betting either way, I think it moves the needle Jeff don't you think it moves the needle for folks it gets into watch. It's just like fancy football to watch it a little bit more. I just like fantasy. I think that when you get involved whether you're betting fantasy you may you may be a cow Bush fan, but you have a bet on something else. And it makes you watch more into the race. And I think the more reasons we had to watch a race in the better. And I think the more reasons to watch things within the race the better it is. Because there's you know when you go to a race. And you watched the race on there's so much happening. And I think that can only be good for the sport. And of course, we always want your opinions. We'll start with rusty out of Connecticut. What's on your mind today? Rusty. I wanna know what those boats is going to keep on winning. We coming here and is going to be safe Ellie. I I think there's reasons to have some optimism because chase Elliott's team feeds up. Yes. Talladega plate track. It's not very indicative of how teams ten perform at other tracks. But I think that team could build off of this especially giving you know, we talked about he's one at the next two tracks on the circuit Dover in Kansas so past as prologue who knows maybe the Chevrolet Chevy tour around here going to have to prove it to me. Yeah. I seen it. I just hadn't seen it. I. Talladega is a tapered Spicer, raise not a. And I just I don't know. I do think that that is their best shot. I believe that that chase Elliott and his team gift Chevrolet their best opportunity consistently win. I think they're the strongest team. I think he's the strongest driver. And I think he gives them their best chance, but you have to lead a bunch of laps and you have to put yourself in position over and over and over to win these races and descendant seen it yet. I think you have sort of seen it though. Like, you're back to Texas the last mile and a half. That's what I was going to say. That's what everyone the Hendrick motorsports right into that. Hey, look at Texas. We all were much better at Texas, and they feel like they're going to be much. And I think we tend to forget that because it's been so long since there was a Texas track. And since then you've had a couple of short-track races. You've got the non plate. Talladega tapered space. So good job to make sure I got that facts, very important to me. Arshat accuracy. So I think that the worst signs that Chevrolet is gaining on it and Dover. Again. It's it's not amount of half. But it's Jimmy Johnson tracker has been the past to just point. He has always been good there recently. But I feel like they could hit on how many Chevy teams can win that pretty much Hendrick. And none. Individual team teams the nine. That's the problem. The forty one forty two. Figure win. I think we can say chase Elliott Kurt Busch. I think Austin don't is kind of been in the mix time-to-time, right? Kind of on your list. That's that's my point is that. I just don't see Chevrolet with enough teams individual teams that can go compete against the other. I think Joe Gibbs racing has more teams that can win and their can't. Then all Chevrolet does. And they're so I just don't know how right now I'm not saying it can't change a right now. I just think they have a lot of ground to make up. The mayor speaks everyone unless a Cindy in North Dakota. Are you a fan of Dover allowing betting? Cindy, I sure am go on me. I'm betting on Kurt Busch. Eighteen to once a week. The one team to one odds and Kurtz, good new as well of Kirk. You're kidding me. That's grant point. Cindy. Yeah. Eighteen to one and you bring up a great point, Jeff we've talked about this a lot. Appreciate the call. Cindy that this guy is a different guy in what was supposed to be as last year. Now, the sudden may not be as last year. He's having a ball drive and that won't change last year. It started last year consistent Kurt like think about that. Kurt became the consistent steady smooth make no mistakes be there all day long. That's the new Kurt Busch. That started last year, he's transformed. He's moved at right into this year. I don't think he's the guy that's going to go lead three hundred laps at Dover. But I think if you get that long run you get that right situation without a doubt. He win a race. I hesitate to bring us up with a former driver, but this is two straight years. Kurt Busch is on a one year deal, and he's excelling in both instances is there something you made of that. Is there more? Motivation or incentive for him to perform well because of that relation. No, okay. Okay. I can tell you how you can ASI. He is he biz loving having Kurt Busch on his race team. And we'll do anything to have him back because he's really enjoying him. He'll have thirty. Eighteen to one Cindy brings up a great point for Kurt who finished top five in both the Dover racist last year coming up Dover won't be the only track action this weekend. There's a little race taking place at Churchill Downs as well. Injuries. This. That was MetLife last weekend. Champions will be crowned this weekend and the Vegas finale. It's been an awesome season. Jeff, it has all those guys are crazy, man. That on USA. And of course, it's a big weekend across the networks of NBC and quitting the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Kentucky Derby two-thirty, the coverage starts on Saturday. Always a fun event. The derby. I liked the derby derby, Vegas supercross van always spectacular such energetic event. And speaking of the run for the roses are man Rutledge was on the today show this morning doing Kentucky Derby trivia, take a listen. The first person to complete the race will winter you guys ready. Is ready? The Bill party. I dream right here. Here we go. Won miss juleps are staple of the Kentucky Derby each year. What? Roxanne Berga bourbon is. In twenty are served at the Kentucky year. Only lead to see the suit. He had for this weekend. Jeff. Right. Where that he's not hitting on their. He's got Scott peacock all over. It's really NASCAR race. I hope. Well, by the way, I'd like say look at Rutledge as suits over the years at the derby. Because you gotta love when gets dress. There's a pink when I saw you wear that one at Daytona when you're Jeff. Yes. Sorry, similar to that. All here's one. Yes. Looks like Don cherry, doesn't it very colorful suit from Rutledge. You know, it's also a bad. All this is that he's an ethic especial. And here's what he's wearing this with the love it to the peacock feathers and the peacock logo. So very nice soup from Rutledge going to be a fantastic Saturday on NBC sports. And of course, supercross championship. Can't wait for that. We want to hear from your calls. We're gonna go rapid fire in the segments quickly as we can we'll start with Victor in Washington. What's on your mind? Victor. Hey, I'm a longtime fan. Why you guys get sitter blocking racing? Why allowed for me one? Don't do. It. Don't do it. As a good reason for us to do it. That's a good way. While you're losing your all because of blocking so did block Richard petty. I read you you think that years and years, and you go around somebody guy back and forth. It's not much not that much fun to watch. So that's why we're losing viewers because of blocking I think it has something to do with the why when we were racing in the nineties when everybody was watching why did we block in? Did. They just have a special were senior loss. These like walking. What's that? He's gone. So but to your point there was blocking in the seventies blocking in the eighties. Puerto racing's never been never been against the rules in NASCAR. It's never been Tony stores to complain about blocking and the late two thousand mid-2000s other than that. I mean, these have fenders or reason for reason I mean, supposedly those point in f one and Indy-Car they have to have more officiating because there's greater danger with NASCAR. It's completely different in my mind because stock cars were completely different from Orissa Jerry from Lancaster PA. What's on your mind today? Jerry. Well, the first caller that called and said brought up getting TV time for the underfunded teens, and I think that is super idea. I think there's underfunded teams they do everything they can to get a sponsor. And then you never see them like Joey gates is a friend of ours. And you never get to see him on TV. That's a good point here. That's a really good point. Because that is important that TV Tom's Borton for everybody. Jeff. Yeah. It's important. You know, if people wanna watch the teams, I wanna do it. Tune in qualifying to watch it because that gives that is their opportunity, and yes, we agree with you. And that's that is one of the major positives of doing saying Karpov. Nascar. Scott Miller talked about that today is a reason for doing this that they want to encourage better storytelling. It was harder to do with group. Qualifying group qualifying had that frenetic pace and some people like that that it was a little bit more up in the air and jumbled, and it was a little bit hard to follow though. And Scotland number like the fact that was Singapore qualifying you'd be able to focus more on telling each team's individual stories driver story. And if you're just watching a crowded bar looking up at a screen TV's on mute, you can tell who's fastest, you know, who's leading it all points that wasn't necessarily true with group qualifying. It's good. A Terry from Ohio Terry how you doing today? Real good fishing say real quick Jeff burden. I was a great fan of yours for a lot of years. Even back when you did your rain dance. When Frankie started where's your crew chief? Hey, I was just gonna curious if anybody there was a colour Conan one Chevrolet continuing winning streak. And as wondering if if they thought that the curb Bush would wanna continue to be the the rump guy. They're all all the Toyotas and Fords a little bit Chevrolets win, Kurt guy. Getting all the Chevrolet love. Which is a little surprising to me. I thought it'd be chase Elliott. Yeah. I don't I think it's well deserved. Because I don't think anybody thought he would be this good right off the bat and out running his teammate who everybody thought cow Larssen after a couple of years ago when he won four races and seventeen had a little bit regression last year. But I think everybody thought he would be the lead dog this year. It can ask you really hasn't been. Voices hungry. Yeah. There's no doubt he's hungry. He's out approval point. The question is are there cars fast enough to go out and lead all those labs but Kurt Busch back down from anybody. He never has. And he won't now. Let's to Jason Virginia. Who noticed the one thing about the Dover betting that I noticed Jason wants shells. What that is. Yeah. Saw shape is. That's the one. He's had good runs here at some points. But he's really good at Dover. And I feel like that should be better than the one. Yeah, that's a huge value proposition. I would say last year as I said he started at ten to one. But when the race began he was seventeen to one. So I'd say if you can get chase Elliott at twelve to one and you're a betting, man or woman or there this weekend. You should you should jump on. Yeah. Right. Well, no. As Nate said, maybe it'll go up because that's what it did race. After winning is probably gonna go the other way. I would think he's pretty popular. I've heard I've heard that. Yes. And Steve told us the most popular driver North American nine know that. But Steve told us that information. So hey, coming up, we'll be joined by the reigning xfinity series champion here on NASCAR America Tyler reading joins us next. Wheel to is on the rear view mirror back down here that idea. To buy to back up back up. What an exciting win for Tyler Radic at Talladega who joins us now on NASCAR America motormouth congrats on the win Tyler. But I would ask you about some of those late race moves. Did you watch the race back and think and that was a lot closer than I thought it was. Right. I went back and watched. And definitely a lot of those that I weren't as bad were about as bad as they looked on TV. I didn't care I still on there. That's what we love about you Tyler you, don't use their aggressive nature, and that you don't really care, and you're going to do what you need to do to be able to win the race. Very impressive win for you. But we understand today. You've got some big news for us. Tell us what's going on. Really? Been working on this for a little while. But you know, we've before. Come out sit back on the number thirty one again for it's freezing in the series. And there will be making our started Kansas needling the following weekend. That's awesome. Great news about driving a Cup car. Would you imagined two years ago where you're sitting right now, you'd be driving a car? Man. As you guys Beverly. Well, my struggles fair share struggles last year throughout the regular season. And man it wasn't. We can go. I was going to happen. I didn't know what next year gonna hold. But we're able to turn around at the beginning of the play offs and ever since in leaning little running so well, and you know, I feel like running so good getting to polls that win now care for getting win seven top five in nine races leading point. I mean that that stuff to help a lot in matting to my to try to get back in a Cup on. And it was really cool. Those able to be able to go to Kansas in Gable to make my start there tire your razor game on the track. But also on Twitter as well. We saw this morning that you're tweeting about the breakfast that they had Richard Childress racing to celebrate your win and Detroit about they're going to be even more aggressive with that wind coming up this year, if you could possibly be more aggressive. I know you also got a nice tweet from Bubba Wallace. We've had a little bit of a Twitter rivalry with this year. Could just talk about all that about social media. And you're bringing it seems like more fun and being yourself this year. Yeah. You know, I just tried to be smart again about it. But you know, you're going to take a couple of answering my tweets, I mean, that's just the way it's gonna be trying keep keep it. Keep it clean. You know, poke a little fun at some of the. Witter the place. You got to be careful about what you put out there. But it's putting something nothing. I just about a little bit. And let them make you. Filter. Tyler I want to make a statement. And I want you to respond to it. Christopher bell has been the guy that everybody says is the next guy coming out of externally series to go time to cut the win races and Cup. I happen to think that you're right. That are with him. What do you think about that? You know, Chris for come from dimmer anything, you know, I never really got race against growing up. But this year I've gotten a race than summer more than I did last year last year. Health in the sunset winning. It's been so much fun to be able to battle within we both his push each other to absolute limited or not it raises. The stakes for both of us just keep on going or a lot of I feel like if he literally are in keeping. It's been able to keep pushing each other harder and harder. You mentioned at times, you really to know what your career was going, and you know, you're in the truck series and didn't know if you're going to be able to continue their found uet the series. Didn't know if you're going to be able to continue their how much though to the championship race last year winning the title at Miami. How much that change your career? On a things when that was just a crazy crazy night that that went absolutely perfect in that final stage the first two stages. It was not going to last of the four drivers competing for the championship. And. Not gonna go away. But all the working out like we had kept working at ten and we finally we need to be especially after balancing off the loan game. Like this for and found the speed I needed to drive away when sit and ever since ever since I started we day Valance kind of set back down and really focus what we have to play off started. And I've seen the just seems like I've held onto that ever since and earn a lot better. Dollar. Tell us about the process you've gone through that you you've always been fast. But you know, when being fast tend to make a lot of contact you tend to be more wrecks, and he really wanted to be. But we're not seeing that anymore. You're still had that speed. But you're not in those incidences how you what's been the process to get you there. Well, you know as I've ran more racing. Any better, you know, kind of been able to. In the past. When I what I learned in rapid you sports. I think we've probably took the back in trying to go fast and giving everything and I'm just trying to be smarter about it. There's some things that picked up with Dave over there. Regina, motor sports. You know, some things that in the back of car that seem to keep me happier, set applies and this little tidbits able to remember some of it bring it over to mercy on the simulator being around women plug it in and from there we've been able to to just fire on also under the like from the season the guys over there at our heart all off season. I was really excited coming coming in because it's Orgainzation just purely based off how excited they were gonna have the reigning champion coming over to them. So. Other up since the year, even even started. And as we've got a long we've had each other's backs along every every bump along a road and got the victory lane on on Saturdays. We didn't give up on we probably could have started blaming each other for things wrong. Car on. We went into group as a group, and we're just really messed together. Well, the team right now, it's Allah. Congratulations on the Kansas race announcement real quick is that a one offer. There may be more Cup races. Coming later this year. We'll be working on. You know, the details on that. We'll we'll we'll follow throughout the year on the come closer chemo Smith for now. This is the the main focus the main announcements running this raise the cannon. It's a place that I've had my fair share bouncing off the wall. But I feel like. I feel like it's a really good race car stuff. Open trauma luck with this. You know, I can't run pretty much wide open fence and see we. Yeah. I was gonna say it's a place you can run the top. So that should shoot suit. You just perfectly. Congratulations on that. Congratulations on the win. We'll see you soon. Okay. Appreciate it. I'm anti Loretta. Joining us. We're gonna have more of your calls and also what's KP up to Seattle. That's next. Texas is one of the greatest places we've ever been that city came out and just embraced us. And it was a lot of fun, man. And I've told the story the lady that worked at the hotel couple of guys had had lost their bags. So they didn't have any close to the lady at the at the front. They asked took their sent him to the room take their clothes off and set them outside the door. She took him to her house in wash their clothes and brought it back to within like an hour and a half that will always be one of our places children's. We're going to have a big party there this year. Major league baseball. I walk out. Aerosmith eat the rich. Which means the other team. Gotta love our boy Kaal who's thinking about a walkout song for his major league baseball debut. We still don't see how the pitch win, by the way Burton might be a reason. The pitch was on included in his social media posts there. So, hey, Paul lines are open. We want to hear from you eight four four NASCAR NBC we could single car qualifying. Chase Elliott anything. You wanna talk about? We'll start with Mary Lee in Pennsylvania. Mainly what's on your mind today? Well, super excited about single car. Qualifying coming back cool to ask you do you guys. Stay more teams will be inclined to go out in qualifying trim instead of in race trim. That's a good question. I, you know, I think that's really team specific teams decide what they think is the most important if we're given it for a given race. I think you'll see teams making qualifying qualifying runs because you now no longer have that first session, and to be honest with you if you couldn't make it past the first session you in trouble for and so you kinda got a qualifying run without much on the line. So I think it'll be more important, which is a great question. I think it's more important to make a practice run right in Q terrific question. Because now you're going to be looking for clean track. Right. Nate in practice. Don't you did really care about before? I suspect teams are strategizing about this right now. You're meeting about the moment right of way, and the trucks and expand series where limited on tires. We haven't seen people making knockoff von runs because they don't want to use the set. Although it only have one lap on that. We it'll be interesting to see how it affects those series as well. Right. Let's chat Zane from Alabama Zane. What's your question? I've been watching us core almost all my life. Now. Boyer is my favorite jobber right now doing very well this season. Actually, I was just wondering well Clinton border ever get a win this year. I Marty says, yes, I said this weekend Dover. How about that? I don't know. He's got a lot of good tracks coming up. Yeah. He certainly is running better in Stewart Haas's just there right in that tier below Joe Gibbs and Team Penske this year. And I think it's just a matter of execution and just hitting hitting on it in a weekend. I think Clinton certainly can win. I think it's just a matter of things just phone in the place tonight point Stewart Haas period is getting better as a group. So the wind could be around the corner, Cody from Illinois, what's on your mind. Cody. Hey, guys. Thanks for having me frigates. My statement just had tyrod conned congratulations to him in the NASCAR fan since I was five years old. And now me being twenty one years old seen these guys about the same as as doing well, pretty cool to see. But yet as wanna talk real quickly the chains with single car qualifying that being said being a ban for fifteen sixteen years getting to see what it was like before. Then I was never a fan of group qualifying from the beginning. Because I always viewed the point of qualifying to see who had the fastest cars. So that the fastest cars could start upfront. So I personally think this is a change that has been long overdue, but I'm really happy to see it back. I think that this is going to be two new whites and see how this goes because we've heard a lot of people NASCAR fans saying that they don't like all the changes. Well, this is going back to essentially how it used to be right going back over those guys. I liked it. How that used to be? Well, this is certainly how it used to be. Yeah. I've been just monitoring the social media reaction I've been somewhat surprised and our phone calls as well. I think fans maybe wanted this more than we realized. And I think to Jeff's point there is something to having that throwback effect. You know, we've seen it work with Darlington weekend. And what they've done with the southern five hundred. I'm not suggesting this is exactly parallel to that. But it's it's similar to it in the jets, right? Single car. Qualifying is what a lot of NASCAR fans are used to remember kind of growing up with. And I think it's definitely a throwback in that way. Well, we want to say, thanks you guys. The lines have been packed all day long. Thank you. If you're on the on hold right now. Just hang on. We'll get to you the the after show but coming up next we're gonna get the best of your feedback using the hashtag, let me say this. Stay tuned. Barzel has the islanders only goal of this series. His team crank up the fence. Tonight's the hurricanes there up two games on just leads company are back on home ice NHL live. We'll get you set next. Thank you late, and it's going to be loud in Raleigh tonight for game free, by the way, Jeff these towels canes fan kid, and they'll be waving the bunch of jerks towels are you fully on the canes bandwagon with me, I l like three weeks on all three weeks those islander fans that watch them. We were not. Tonight. I'm going to game four I'm fired up. I'm ready. I'm ready for the series to be closed out. But it's certainly been fun here in the North Carolina area to watch all that go down Nate, what time is it mardi in honor of Kyle petty. It's hashtag let me say this time. Let me say this. I'm gonna say this. But I'm gonna say. Let me say that I'm gonna take, but I'm gonna take telling you. But I'm telling you, I'm telling you something. He's here in is. That's we does let me. That. Okay. Let me say this. We'll get started with Blake chambers. Who wants to know if chase Elliott wins the Sunday at Dover. How do you feel about his chase really playoffs capital? Chase chances. If Jason gets a second wind, do you think he does well in the playoffs? Let's talk. Hashtag let me say this Maggie Joe Davis. She liked the way David Reagan was leaving. Talladega. What do we think about his chances at Daytona July about well? That's that's our best opportunity and he's won there before. So. Yeah. Reasonable chance. Hashtag, let me say this L Barney has an interesting point about single car qualifying he likes it. He says it's the only real option NASCAR has that said. He could watch Suarez takedown McDowell. So I knew were gonna get video gonna has a little bit fisticuffs. I've been mad at somebody before qualifying ever to this point that way. Yeah. Drew Blick and server always gets the credit in the in the end of this fight takedown text that night. I said, drew what were you doing? Drew was a high school wrestler. Question noted there. All right. Two more hashtag, let me say this from banjo. He likes group qualifying. I'm sorry single car. Qualifying says, it's a welcome return added drama where all the attention is on one driver tarp for another. And then finally hashtag let me say this Sarah Davis also likes single car qualifying. At least one car can't affect other cars, she'll still watch. I don't love it. I like it draft should not be gone, right? That's a good point. That's pretty good point the drafting should not be part of qualifying. Hey, if you're on the line stay there. We will get to you and our YouTube show. We'll get those many calls as we can the mayor's going to hang out with thanks for being here by the wind a really good job playing petty, by the way, that's not. Job. Coming up shortly. But NHL live starts right now here on NBC.

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11-20-18 NASCAR America

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11-20-18 NASCAR America

"Door behind each other. I told you guys grace hard I expect to get raised hardback that day. I should've. Thank you. Happy strapping away. Jamie ships, right. Get spree Marsh like the Daytona five hundred. The celebration continues for Joey Ghana's now begins life as a NASCAR champion. How will he adjust to his newfound status, and which driver light challenge? Him for the throne contender could come from the very same rate. Shop welcome into NASCAR America. Everybody cared Manno alongside Parker quicker. Dale Jarrett is gonna join us from NBC Charlotte is well, we have got a jam packed hour for you in store. So here's what's coming up today on that's America. We're going to read live Doyle Ghana's crowning moment. I t took down the big three Miami in today's edition of scandal. So we'll listen to that in its seventy years of existence NASCAR as earned the reputation of being a family sports. So we're going to go to the very best family moments twenty eighteen and with all the hype surrounded championship at Miami. We're going to look at some other drivers who had notable performances in two thousand eighteen there were quite a few. But now that the season is officially over. Joel Ghana was the champion, and he has begun the media toy is customary. For NASCAR champ this and time during claim to New York to catch up on some news, and he likes what was not worth. Is not worth checking Zona. Yeah. It'd be hard not to like that come on a DJ your champion. You know life is different for a champion. What do you think? Joey llegado is going to do. Now, how his life change. Oh, change in so many ways he has no idea. What's about to hit him with all the media? And the things that he has to do. And that's just gonna continue on into next year opportunities to further your business. So many opportunities are going to be coming his way and life just changes, you know, anywhere that you go you're going to be recognized as a Cup champion. Now. You had that Daytona five hundred champion Monica with him. And he'll always have that also. But this changed your your life again and just so many different ways because you're part now of a much smaller group when you think about all the drivers that have been through this sport that things they'd been able to accomplish a now you've compass the ultimate goal what every driver that ever drives. A in the world of NASCAR a wants to be is a Cup champion. Enjoy lagaan. Oh is that? So you had to kind of sit back take it in as much as you can which most of the time happens after your career is over, but joy Lagaan has got a long career ahead of him. So look for. To probably be a wonderful champion for this sport. Because I think that he speaks so well that people are going to want him around. Again, opportunities are gonna come his way. And it's maximizing the most that you can out of this. But on the other side of it not burning yourself out. You've got another season coming up. I know he's not ready to think about that. But getting prepared for that. Because it's not that far away. No doubt DJ. There's kind of a weight that comes of winning the championship. And I always think back to Brad Kazlauskas or even Cobb Bush. Just recently said it that when you win the championship and become the cups champing. You're representing the sport going forward, and you really need to kind of propel do your best to help the sport going forward. And so I think Joe Donald being twenty eight years old young successful. I think there's a lot of great things. So bring in represented the sport. Because you both have mentioned the fact that he is a younger driver at twenty eight years old, you think about the other young driver in the big four. That would be Kyle Busch at thirty three years of age DJ is that setting NASCAR fans up for a rivalry that continue possibly over the next decade. Oh, yeah. There's no doubt. These to have raced against each other a lot in the expanded decide and in the Cup side. Both that Joe Gibbs racing for a certain period of time. But I think that we are setting up for that too hard nose racers. Really? And I think they appreciate what the other one brings to it. And I think that we can probably we will see in the next couple of years at a couple of other names to that. But certainly these are two of the drivers that are at the top of their game that have a lot of years left to win races and challenge for championships. No doubt about that. And I think it's gonna be really interesting. This could develop seriously one of those rivalries for drivers trying to really cement their legacy in the sport. Kabul's most likely go down as a hall of Famer, but multiple championships will cement that Joe Adana the same thing being twenty eight years old with all the winds. He has and now a championship he has a long runway to kind of pad that out. So I think it's gonna be really interesting to see these two vied out over the next coming years and see who comes out on top. It could be one of those situations. Kind of like Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson where film. Said I didn't live in the woods ehre more successful to remember that I wonder which name it's going to be honestly because it seems like Joey just getting started. What about joy Lagos teammate brackets Lasky? How does he fit into that question? It how do you think watching teammate when a title could potentially motivate him. Well, I think it does a lot for Team Penske to have them getting that second Chaim gyp. And I think when when Joe Donald came over to Penske, I believe Brad was very instrumental in bringing over there. You know, I think he was kind of in Rogers ear saying, you know, you need to hire this guy. He's very talented though. He's had a bit of downtime at his time in Cup at Joe Gibbs racing. He saw the talent there for Joey. How successfully was at a young age and felt like he could bring something to Team Penske to help the whole organization. Excel. So knowing Brad did all that. And knowing that Brad has chip and continues to be successful. It's just elevating the whole organization, and that's the big part. If you're at one of these larger as Asians, you want talented drivers that can win championships because that makes it better for you. That makes up your chance of winning are chip because the whole organization gets better in the cars. Get better. It's still isn't difficult to watch a teammate brackets last champion is difficult to watch teammate win a championship DJ. Caroline. There's no better motivation than having to sit and watch someone else get all of the money and the trophies and everything that goes along with it. But whenever you're teammate, that's even bigger motivation. Brad's going to obviously handle it in the right way. But down inside you're saying to yourself that could have been me we have the organization to do it. Obviously Brad has done that. But now who's gonna go get that second championship? I Roger Penske breeds champions. That's what he does. And he'll look forward to say his drivers one day battle out four that championship. But I think that Brad will utilize this and used this as motivation to get himself and his team up and ready in twenty nineteen no doubt about that. But you gotta remember the third member Team Penske Ryan Blaney. We talked about him. You know, become an champion. Here next couple of years. So I think the future is very bright for Team Penske in you know, when you look at the lineup drivers, they have the ages. The drivers there's a lot of runway for those drivers very successful going forward. So I think the future for Team Penske is very blatant TJ where would you rank the organization in terms of strength against some of the other powerhouse organizations that we sell this year. I don't think that that you can put anyone above them. And I would not be surprised to see the same organizations represented in the twenty nineteen championship at homestead Miami. Because they are at the very top. And Roger Penske has done a nice job of getting the driver lineup that he really wants. He's got a young group of drivers that have tremendous amount of talent two of them have championship and just as Parker pointed out Ryan Blaney is on his way to becoming. Out driver that wins multiple times and puts himself in that championship talk. So I think that they're right where they want to be at this point in Tom Ford, Motor Company has a lot of good things going on new car. Doug, Gate's, building great engines for them. So you put them right at the top where they are. You know, I feel like every driver has an identity champion and watching joy Gano when the title. I don't know if you both feel this way. But it struck me that he was just so preoccupied with finding his family, they keep a tight knit group know, his father, his wife Brittany, their son. What do you think Joey gun is championship? Identity is going to be. Well, I think the biggest thing is that joy llegado he categorized himself as a hard racer. But I think Joel Ghana's a very fair racer. But I think that thing that sometimes we forget when we think about joy Gano because he's been around for ten years. Now, it's just how very talented is Mark Martin solve this. Enjoy Lagaan at a very young age of winning. Think what he was like fourteen or fifteen years old. So number of years ago marked had already tale that this is going to be a driver that was going to be successful in NASCAR racing. And I think that now Joya Gano has shown everyone that he's capable of winning races at any type of racetrack. And he's willing to do most anything to try to make that happen. I know we always go back to martinsville. We talked about that probably too. It's too much. And I probably shouldn't even bring it up again. But the fact is that he wanna race. He didn't wreck any one in doing it. It was just a hard racing situation Ellen short-track and joy llegado is shown everyone what he's willing to do. And how he's going to go about his business. And they're they have to be ready for this talented driver to do whatever it's going to take DJ you bring up a great point the validation of the hype. When Mark part and said that he was fifteen years old. He'd never turned a lap. In NASCAR said he's gonna be one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time. We turn 'em slice bread. He goes to Joe gives it doesn't quite work out. And then finally he gets the chance at Team Penske. We really started to see. See what he how? Well, he could perform at the Cup level. And now this championship just a couple years into the Team Penske tenure I think this really sort of cements invalidates that hype coming into his career, and I know I asked him about this actually leading into the chamber of on the Saturday before. And I said does this validate he said, no, I think my body of work over the last couple of years all the winds. I think it was about eighteen wins. He's had a Team Penske validate that hype. But I think really now with a championship you can truly say he's on his way to maybe getting begetting that Monica being one of the greatest drivers all time if he's able to add more championships, and obviously pad that win count. I know joy talks about that. He was given a second chance I think that his first opportunity when he was put in a race car to follow Tony Stewart, which is impossible to do. Nobody could have done that. I don't care how much experience they might have had or didn't have. But Joey Logano has made the most of it Roger Penske. Saul exactly what he wanted to see in the short time that Joey was there that this was the driver. That had talent just needed to be in the right situation. You never know exactly where that is as driver. But when Roger Penske and others, call you start to feel like that, you're someone that that kind of as you pointed out validates at that point in time of what you've been working towards, and that's to be a driver that is ready and willing to drive the cars, do everything that you need to the driver to communicate with with the group around you and Roger Gass surrounded himself and given him the opportunities that good race cars in everything that he needs to validate that and become a winner. And now a champion so potentially this could validate to the fans that his aggressive driving style is something they can get behind going forward. Because obviously we've seen as you mentioned martinsville. Maybe not so many fans support him in that move. But maybe with this championship kind of outage for them. They're certainly on one side of the fence. Yeah. What we know for now is that that was very special weekend for joy Lagaan a Sunday night, his family celebrating their first championship, dad. Tom, son. We're going to relive some of the best family moments the twenty eighteenth. We come back. Stay with us. Nascar America is brought to you by Mobil, one annual protection proven protection for twenty thousand miles. Through your mind. And you think about that moment Christmas morning when I walked out into the garage and saw go-cart in there. And that was that was the beginning. That was all I wanted to do is drive from there. And my goal is to be a NASCAR champion in it so many years, and so many people so much commitment from everybody to do it. So all that stuff goes through your mind when you see him he just want everyone to party with you, you know, and celebrating and be there today. I went to school. You know, you just wanted to be and say race car driver in Connecticut, that wasn't really a popular thing. So a little odd. But what I wanted to do. And to be able to bring a championship to Connecticut. A NASCAR championship to Connecticut. How cool is that? I never done that. Now, you're the past. That's pretty neat. So. Lotteries fans and there's a lot of New England race fans. So as a new Englander, it means, it means a lot to me be able to do that. I thought a lot about that. You know, a lot of all the fathers racing backgrounds, and I'm a garbage, man. Right. Mike came from a garbage, man. Son went through quarter midgets we learned as we went along. And then it got great support from the Penske organization way over my head and just around us a tremendous trip. Great, right. The entire family proof in the pictures right there. Joey and established in quarter midgets maybe seven years old or ROY Harper. Your from Connecticut, how much can you identify with this entire story? A lot of what he said there, especially about being wanting to be a racecar driver when you're young and being slightly anti-social about that. I was always odd for me. I was in the same position, you know, young kids at you wanna be you'd say rates driver from this area. And they'd be like what does that mean? What do you want to be in? So he's kind of had to convince them, and it's funny. How eventually you start there? I am young. I think I'm fourteen fifteen anyway, you you start to have the tide change when you get more successful. There's one of my first go I remember seeing that as well. Similar story came outside to see a go kart and felt like that's what I was gonna do the rest of my life was right in front of me. So, you know, it's funny. How even at that age, you can kind of identify something you wanna do so bad and have it kind of come to fruition. I think that's really what he's feeling and also just knowing what he's saying about coming from this area. It's it's unique to do something that not many people know of or have ever wanted to do from this area and cheap highest level of that. And I think that's really where that comes from. What's so cool about what he did here? DJ? I think the perception is that everybody comes from the south NASCAR champions from the south. It's been that way for so long somebody outside the sport may say, oh, that's a southern sport. But the reality is that you are actually the last champion from the southeast and that was back in nineteen ninety nine when you look at this map NASCAR champions are coming from all over the United States. Yeah. Sure. And it just goes along with how the sport expanded back starting in the mid nineties and own into the two thousand you can see that. I guess a lot of those drivers from other parts of the country said, well if that redneck can win a championship than the rest of us got to have a chance. So why not but? But is great. You know, this is about Joey Logano and everything that he went through following his dreams and warning that so bad from the time that he was a kid to make this happen. And I think there's a great teaching listen in here too for for dads. Parents along the way that give your kids the tools to be successful at what they wanna do. And that's exactly what Tom megani? Did he saw what is unwanted to do everything that he could to make it happen? They worked at it together along the way there are close knit family. And now, they're reaping the rewards of that as they celebrate joy being a Cup champion now. So just a great story behind this. And again, I hope that a lot of people out there can see that. This isn't something that was given to Joa Gano. He's worked extremely hard for the years to make this happen. And it was his dream. And that's what's so great about the country that we live in and the sport that we're part of here that you can't chase. Those dreams come true. It's a wonderful thing to be in a position to be able to give your son or daughter. The ability to chase the dream. It's not easy for families. And so many times Parker. We hear these stories of families scraping everything that they possibly have together to just give a young kid and opportunity to find something like this in this is an incredibly tough sport to break into especially for first generation as Lagawe was coming into racing and trying to get into NASCAR. It's incredibly tough of a sport to convince people that you have what it takes and that you're someone that they should get behind. And he mentioned all the people that helped him. That's because it takes an army to get to make to get to Cup for race. Co-driver truly does from supporters back when you're in go karts twin you move up to cars for the first time. And as you move up through the ranks all different sponsors supporters family members. It takes everyone. It's a huge effort just to get there to get the funny mcchord all the things you need. And so I really identify with him when he says, you know, you wanna get all those people together and sell. Right with big do say, thank you. And I think for a lot of drivers it goes back to the fact of how do you repay those people you go out there and you win win a championship? Like, he just did. And that's the best thing you can do to repay those people that helped you because that's why they did it. They believed in you thought you could do it. And they felt like you could be a champion. And now he's proved it we just saw that really seat. Video of Joey the gun is celebrating with Hudson on Sunday just dropping him right into the Cup trophy. Hudson was born in January 'cause I mean this has been a year to remember for the entire Lugano family. And that moment was really just one of so many that we've seen from the families of NASCAR this year. I as a. Saw Britain never they're credible bit not many people have a family like that jump out of that car. So jubilant eat ran down the front straightaway backwards. I told this little grant here. One thing that's always missing is a picture with with him. You want him to get the check cli- asked me for a couple of days that daddy. If you win I wanna go across the track. Get the checkered flag first checkered flag and now his first ride to victory late likes to be thrown high. And I've seen him a couple times kind of high. But he just he wants to go back up again, a new hairstyle. He's got a new hair. Yeah. He does. He pulled it out for me. And gave me surprise last night short-track on Saturday night. It brings back all the memories of growing up as a kid and racing with your dad your family, and I didn't want to let my dad down highest finishing African American driver in the great American race. Kreis mall. Komo now Bill Elliott has tall J. So many things going up now chase as opportunity Bill little something that ran second eight second eight times one is first race at road course, first race at wrote course out weird made for may. It's great way. It is such a moment. Low scarlet wait a minute. Those are can't help watch Scarlett in defiance say no, I'm not going to do. It. The pictures are priceless. I was on daddy. We got home. We had a nice top about no spitting on cameras. Hopefully next card camera. We'll be doing any spitting. This funny faces came up on the stage, and we said daddy, daddy's a champion. Yeah. Your champion your legacies? That little boy bigger wearing a championship. Nascar family, and it doesn't have to be an immediate family. Here's a young Joe ago fan in stance. Video has taken by his dad, isn't that just the sweetest celebration? Cool, so cool. It's really speaks to who turns out for the biggest race of the season. It really does. And it's funny that race more than race. I go to a whole year. More get more fans at walk up and say, they watched this show Comerica, which is always great. But to see more driver geared more diehard fans that really come out to the support. Hopefully, their driver winning championship is seen their PJ. How important is it for drivers to continue to engage the fan base the way that they have we've seen Kevin Harvick. And some of these other notable drivers in the sport. You know, grab kids out of the crowd really trying to make it known that. Hey, we care about the fans we'd love that. You guys are here. I think all of those things that we just showed there and the drivers have done a tremendous job in bringing their families in their kids in and it just shows that you know, we're not just saying. This is a family sport. It has been for a long time cow petty and myself and many others. This is what we grew up around. We understand that. But I think that it's showing the young people that this is a sport that you can count on you can count on the people, and there's a lot of good people involved with that. So it's great to see that the kids. They're they're when they're drivers win the things that they gather from that seeing someone that that they're watching that they put or go and achieve their goal. Once again, it just gives them that opportunity. And that mindset that hey, I can do whatever I want to do. So. Yeah, I really proud of this sport. And the things that you see around it, and in particular to the drivers and again, bringing their kids there, I understand this a huge competition, and once they strap in a whole different mindset than what they're doing with the kids. But as soon as I went and had that opportunity. Kevin Harvick said that was another teaching lesson for Keelan was that Keelan wanted him to go. Get the flag at first and bring it back to him. He's like, no. You said you wanted to get the flag you go. Do it don't be scared of this moment might the most of it. And so there's always something going on there. But again shows just how much of a family sport. This is you mentioned Kyle petty king. We should tell you that he's going to make a cameo later in the show. They are we're going to have coffee with Kyle. So we are going to hear from Kyle petty and just a little bit. But coming up we are going to sites down of Sunday's race that ended with coronation of a new champion scandal. Miami cannot Nick coming up. Thanksgiving is almost here, we cannot wait treat yourself to an extra helping football. And it's south rivals. Collide. Matt Ryan leading the falcons against drew Brees. The saints going to be a good one thanksgiving night eighty stern on NBC. Make sure they're Joey Logano by the way, still backing in the glow of being the NASCAR champion late last night post in this on social media. He and his wife Brittany along the Cup trophy. And the words the big three, you know, what he can say whatever you want us to champion. He can joke about it now. But on Sunday he had to deal with the actual big three Kyle Busch. Kevin Harvick Martin tricks junior at homestead Miami speedway. So let's go back and relive how he was able to topple the trio of champions and bring home the Cup in this edition of scandal. Miami. Spectacular all leading up at this. Final race of the year. Only four have a shot at the title, whichever one gets that finish line. I would be. All year. The last one here. Would be your buddy. Back there. Jimmy johnson. This will be the final breaks for that. But our. Buddy. It's the forty booze. Hundred start to raise him. I thought we were decent. But guess stuck in some thirty years kind of level out, and it wasn't able to do much. But I knew stay in the hunt. The one right now. The four car. Kevin army is by far the fastest of the four. Our great power. We compared to the other. Join Ghana was fourth. A little whatever. I didn't think we're in terrible position. But I'm saying why about that kept working on our car just tweak it on the handling and through the bit stops into to Nana balance on on that one. All better. That down. Win states to. Pretty good. I don't really go. Like now six. We are trying to win a championship. Cal arts. Trying to win a race thirty one thirty four eighty one. And you see the whites of come on as down car. Definitely got better. Over the race lead. Offer clear. Got a prop ahead. You're pretty good. Feeding. Got the air hose, and that is going to cost. I'll put. Fantastic. Good. The. Guys. And I got. Right here. Make it happen on the. Map in the back on. Ford went down. He kind of fell off. And then I'd follow up a longer. Eight catis twenty two seventy gay finding the lead door baby. I have zero zero. Good. With grist hard. I told you guys I raise hard ice back to get raised hard. Back crash me. Do anything else that surprise me? All right now. Okay. Move on doesn't cut a tire down. The commotion is cars. Thank you. Five o'clock. My point. But. One one. When the caution came with twenty to go, I I'm excited because that have prisoner real Dana. Go jammy shits. I five married. Extra. Drive away. After all. Mark. There is. Team up gradually me on the stage. Job I guess favor moments. I thought I was burnt out most but really getting car and senior team your family and everybody jump into. It's crazy. DJ where do you wanna start? Oh my gosh. I didn't just how crazy the day was with each driver in trying to figure out exactly what they had there. And you could just here in the voice of not only the driver, but the crew cheese, and sometimes spotters as just a how much pressure was on these drivers and teams to try to perform at their highest level all the time. But at this great hearing that I wanna go back to the picture though that Joey sent out with he and his wife and the trophy still throw on that little bit of a bar. He's gone outing tales. But just to make sure that everybody knows exactly what happens. I love it one of the things I like about this guy is that not fair. I mean is that not on the table? I feel like he took a ton of flack over the entire those big three absolutely kit their tails, he said he was the favorite and everybody gave him a lot of grief for that. And then he went out and got the job done. They all performed at such a high level. But joy Lagawe was best when it counted. And that was right at the end, I love only. Jumped on Martin tricks is onboard there, and he says I don't care about the leader because a leader was cow Larson running up next wall. He knew who is racing against. And I think that's the thing. That's so interesting about that race is that there's a bigger picture, and you know, those couple three other cars you're racing against and everyone else you guys can be racing for fifteenth as long as you're beating those three their cars. So I just think that's very unique. But there's one thing I want to bring up that we saw at the end. And we heard from Brad Keselowski saying how he felt like he had -ffected the point situation there rector he created. And I know there's a lot of fans out there. And I've been tweeted out a bunch about this conspiracy theory that the two car managed to cause that caution in new the twenty to be great on the short run and would win the championship. And I just want to say, it's ridiculous. I've actually gone onto the SIM T data, which is data. We can look at nowadays and see the steering the breaking the throttle traces of these cars, and I compared Brad's entering the turn one of that lap compared to any other lap before he didn't do anything different other than it was kind of a low percentage move where David Reagan had Quint born on the inside of him. Brad was trying to go underneath the nineteen of Daniel's wars, and they all met in the middle. And so I just think if if anything out there looked at that and things he did that on purpose. He would have to be a magician. I mean DJ I just think that's impossible for him to get hit in the left rear and then knock himself in the nineteen and think, yeah, I pulled that off purposely. Thank you somehow done this and have some sort of magic to be able to cause that reckon have a caution. Come out. Yeah. I could get on this and not get off of it. But yeah, that that was going to happen. No Brad didn't do anything. They're just rising. You know, they had a lot to raise for two trying to gather as many points positions. I possibly good. But you know, people are going to always bring up something to try to make something out of nothing. Which is exactly what this is. As you. Explain very well there Parker. Appreciate you guys. Bring up a good point that there are other drivers like back as gain Kyle Larson that had something on the line up Miami twenty ATC's dominated by Joey Logano in the big three. But other drivers has the form into that really stood out to us. Going to go to the best of the rents when we come back on NASCAR America. Stay with us. We've done with that. Welcome back. Everybody say that her takes us back to nineteen eighty three. And the road course at riverside. It was the day of I for a pair of NASCAR hall of Famer Phil Elliott earned the first of his forty four career victories about the Alice new finish nights his first Cup series championship and spoilt his rival Darrell Waltrip s- bid for three Pete in the process. Let's take a look at some seasons approaches now twenty eighteen there were a handful of winless streak that were snapped this year the long to foyer is Martin the win ended the drought of one hundred ninety races. Also in the category of drivers waiting to get a win. Chase Elliott breaking through earning three victories in twenty eighteen. So all the talk about the championship for heading into Miami. Let's do something called the best of the rest and go through some of these drivers who had stand up performances here, despite the fact that they weren't in championship contention at the very end. Let's start with chase Elliott. Do you think winning? And having a pair went in the playoff has changed to. He is driver. I think so. I think it goes back to the fact of click up takeout series all his stats joins us on this screen here statue. You know, I think for him. It was goes back to the fact of it was always about getting that. I would once he could mentally and the team could mentally convince themselves that they could win the floodgates would open and that sort of what we saw this team. And the one of the biggest things he referenced after Phoenix when he got eliminated was we've got to do a better job in the first half of the season because they did not have the playoff points of their competitors. And therefore, we're not reward for and we're not given a chance to raise for chairmanship at Miami. And I think that's really emphasis for this nineteen hundred motorsports as a whole it is going to be how do we come out of the gate stronger this next year than we did last year because they just gave up too much in the first half the season to be considered contenders. Come Miami DJ. What do you expect? Yeah. Go ahead. What do you expect from him next year being able to to race a lot better beginning of the year with the car that they're much more familiar with even though the rules are going to change? I think the all the Chevrolet drivers particular. Hendrick motorsports. Thought they had a much better product to work with and. Ace ended up being the best Chevrolet on a consistent basis. Put himself in a really good spot was still in really good position at Phoenix until he got involved in that incident. So I like the way that he found a way to finish races. Now doing the things that we have expected him to do expect so much of him. But this is a driver in my mind this gonna win multiple races every year and challenge for a championship going forward. Let's okay. Eric Merola next and consider his season, by the way, he had the same average finish as Joey looked on the champion in the play offs of his performance. This the guy that we should get used to. That was incredible. What I think this team is a great example of a lot of things they told me and a lot of things you hear all the time about teen sane. We were building up our notebook. And we were figuring things out. And this team is a good example because you look at the first half the season compared to what they did in the playoffs. It's a stunning Johnny cost. Mar his crew chief told me once we started going back to these tracks the second time in as a young team. Really figuring out what we needed. We started to click and they showed up in the playoffs. I mean, that's incredible to match your champions average finish. They got the win at Talladega. I think this race team. It's about taking the next step next year. So now, how do they go and win somewhere other than a superspeedway Erica? And we're all I think that's sort of a mental barrier. Vercoe Merola convince himself similar to chase winning his first race to say, okay. Where else can I win aside from superspeedway because if you wanna be a chip contender? You know, you're gonna probably have to win on a mile and a half to win the championship as we've seen it my every year. So for this team if they can take this playoff time or second half and fast for that. In the first half of next year and get some wins at other places other than superspy ways. I seriously think that this team could become a champion contender. I mean, they already are. But I think they could be a real threat because Eric is showing us true potential at the Cup level Parker, really good points there. I think that thing that I look at you. We talk all the time about all of these drivers are so good. Some just in better equipment and better. Situations. And if you plug someone in to a better situation than you might be surprised at what you get. What are Erica Merola was that this year? He he he took a chance he made the move to Stewart Haas racing. And he proved to everyone that he has the ability to compete at a high level. It's totally different rising with another group as hit been mired back in I'll side twelve twentieth. For a lot of years in racing with another group of people. And when you move up into the top five in racing with these guys on a regular basis, you find out just how difficult that is even more difficult than to figure out how to transfer that into more wins, but what a career year, I applaud Eric Merola. He'd be had so many good things and showed everyone that he was very deserving to be in this type of rice car, and I think that things are only going to get better for him with multiple wins and more opportunities to rice for championship. And we've failed to mention here if finished fifth in points, he was on four. So I mean, that's a really. A huge Mark for this race team the beat out chase Elliott Kurt Busch. And Brad Kozlowski was a very tight battle fifth in points at Miami. But they are able to get it done. So that was really impressive by that ten team in their first year together, I wanna scroll down here in the point though, the point out someone else who gets kind of consolation prize I will start with Eric Jones. Eric is a story of someone who basically had glimpses of potential the playoffs. But then had too many finishes. I think it was four twenty six or worse where they just did not get it. Right. It was sort of hit or miss playoffs for Eric Jones. And I think when you look at them their speed inside this race team. We know that it's just about putting all the pieces together for them for this team. It's about consistency. They really have just been to hit or miss at different points of the season. It wasn't just the ploughs we've seen this throughout with this twenty team. So for them to take the next step next year. Now that they've been a part of the playoffs. I think this team just simply needs to get that consistency situation. Figured out. You go in further down all eight are. So we're gonna go. Little further. We're going to go who just want to point out Ryan Newman who wins the consolation prize of being the highest in points. Not in the playoffs on mention auto mentioned beat out Ricky said that was big for them. And then all your d oh, I'm going pretty deep. I wanna point out. So when did something kind of spectacular here in the end of the season that is AJ all near finishing twenty second points, and beating Hendrik car of William Byron, this is incredible. For a couple of reasons one there's a massive budget difference between those two cars, but to what the forty seven did in the playoffs. He had a sixteen point four average finish. Which was better the air Jones couldn't Boyer end. Alex Bowman who were all playoff contenders. And I think when you realize that this is probably his last season in the Cup series. As of now, I talked to him a little bit Miami. He's a little sentimental about he put out many tweets about knowing this by the end for them. But what he pulled off with this JT racing team in the ploughs was really incredible any got their goal. This team says the beginning we wanna finish top twenty five points. He did that. And now the new package next. Year this forty seventeen feels like at least for JT they're saying that the Packers they feel like they might be able to get in the top twenty points. So he really excelled in his in the final playoffs their future a little bit on certain. I think you know in talking to him. There's some intentions of one to road course, at least, I believe knowing his talent level the road courses and knowing what he's been able to -ccomplish. There's gotta be someone in the xfinity ranks or someone out there. Maybe even the Cup ranks that's going to want to give him a chance at the road courses to go out there because you know, if you put them in a good xfinity card, road course, he's probably gonna find victory light. I think that's definitely a treat for him. But really a stellar. And if it is the end of his culture, it was really impressive last ten races. We'll said we mentioned this a little bit earlier on, but Kyle petty is going to be with us when we come back and join the show recently joined by his daddy king. Keep dale. In in for a Cup of coffee and a track that is. Nest? Nascar America is brought to you by Mobil, one annual protection proven protection for twenty thousand miles. Enrich read model went to Columbia South com convertible, but we get down there. And Joe Weatherly Danner, a former champion, I guess he'd been won a championship. And he didn't have a car, and okay, we won't put rigidness big O's mobile. You know, if he gets tired Joe, you relieving. Oh, yeah. Because you know tap on the head back then no radio that's on Avery late. Give me some early. We're going along. I'm more nervous. He is. And we rent long lake dirt track. You know goes to go get Joe Joe pussy. Little hale. My own little golf gloves. You know with. No, fangs and hard. Don't come in. You know? So we'll go along and do it again. We do it three times going home. I said, Richard. What would you do in baton on your head? And you didn't won't relieve. He's my head was. Trying to scratch his head. I've worked with all the years got to be good. Awesome reflecting. There were two the two legends. That's coffee with Kyle right there. And that is a tough ticket to get DJ. You talk about that's Carpi in a family sport. I cannot think of a more prominent example does that so caning it that you could do that anytime Kyle drinks coffee, twenty four hours a day that at any point. But it just shows you there's nobody better to bring out stories because Kyle was there and lived a lot of that. And remember so much about his dad, and and everything, but it is crazy the things that you try to do a driver that you really aren't thinking about during that time whenever you're concentrated and rising, but Richard petty, and and have a lot of stories no doubt in winning all those rice DJ, real quick. Just I'm curious. Could you imagine I've never actually been in a race car where I felt like, you know, I haven't it while I'm driving because I'm so focused on driving driving back then and thinking I have an inch on. My head. I should just hitting my helmet. I think possible I've no idea. Well, it would have been a lot easier because she had an open face helmet. So it wasn't like that that you had these the helmets that they wear now. So it would been hard to do if you had it buckled properly, and I'm sure that game did. But there are things that you can do there. The war for mate bar was that have my foot started getting hot or an issue on your leg. And then you're dehydrated anyway. And then all of a sudden you've made a cramp in your stomach or something like that you take one problem and create a whole nother problem that I've had that that makes sense champion say have it so easy. I think about the legends past you can check out entire episodes of coffee. Kyle by the way on the NBC sports YouTube channel, there's a couple of episodes up there right now. Plus Parker night breakdown the championship weekend on Monday morning donuts. Slant podcast. Addition that's available now all podcast platforms park. It was really that stuff. Just two days families across America to celebrate thanksgiving that got us. Scratching our heads. What are we were in seeing that served up so many incredible moments dancers next? So you just heard Team Penske in Charlotte. And this was the Penske suite on the track Sunday night driver, Joe the Gano being able to win the championship. His first wouldn't incredible year for the organization, and then just a little over an hour ago. This is Joey Logano at the top of the Empire State or city. He has been having to take that magic backup is more wealth traveled than I ready less. But it lightly just about everywhere. But you know, what thanksgiving is going to be so good for the Lugano family. They've had credible year. Roger Penske's had quite a year. Thanksgiving's almost here. We are so excited DJ as you think about the season that we have had so many credible moments. What's the one thing that you're most thankful for for the season in two thousand eighteen oh, Carolyn you're going to bring it down to one thing. I think that it goes back to the race that we just finished up in the championship rice all four of our championship. Drivers led this race at some point in time. You could've made it case throughout this four hundred mile race that each of these. I was going to win the championship by winning the race. Obviously joy llegado did his at the exact right time. But it just showed what a tremendous group drivers. We had they're battling for the championship. That is a good point DJ but foot I'm thankful for. It was also my favorite moment yesterday. And that is the wroval and it's bigger than just the role though. Because I thought this was such a cool initiative by Marcus myth and everyone at NASCAR to make this happen. But it's more of a statement for the future of the sport knowing that we need more road courses more short tracks. I love what Steve felt said. And it stay the sport understanding that. Yes, we wanna look at having more road courses and more tracks the atmosphere at this race. And all the things that represented was so awesome. I'm so excited for the future of this sport. Because of what we had their throw and thankful for martinsville. Because it always delivers. I was waiting for it over the course of these playoffs. We saw this storyline emerge. It always sets the tone for the rest of the playoffs and this move right here. Quitting jeopardy. Many others could redefine. Fine. How we see NASCAR racing moving forward. It was a big big deal. I love martinsville. Welcome. And say it always delivers it's become probably the most important race besides Miami. If you want to win a championship for everything understand that move. We saw it may say means you locked yourself in thankful before we have an entire team at NBC's does not take it self too seriously. That group is led their lives. Never Kyle in the sweet sweet short. That'd be thinking about that loving Turkey by. I.

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04-25-19 NASCAR America Motorsports Hour

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04-25-19 NASCAR America Motorsports Hour

"This place can chew you up and spit you out. Speed just match. Hundred mile hour. Dr. Hello, you're in the motorsports. Our the show when we talk all things racing with the usual crew Parker clicker AJ omega. Okay, normal people. Look at the counter they see today is Thursday, April twenty fifth AJ when a driver looks at the calendars sees it's the Thursday before. Talladega. What happens depends on what your assessment of liking or not is. I was gonna try to hold your hand. Right there through that. I thirty second display. I was in a lot of those wrecks. And it's it was a place that leading up to during the week. I was already nervous but on Thursday when I woke up I'd became anxious. No one I had to get on a plane go to Talladega and yes daytonas speedway racist. Well, but to me Talladega is just a different ballgame. It's wider. We see five six wide. There's nothing you can do to defend their sometimes nowhere, you can go. And you know, at some point there's going to be a big one. And just hope you're not in the middle of it. I've been out upside down twice at Talladega. So it was a place. I was just always nervous about going to. I had some good. Runs. But I also had some memories that I don't really care later, by the way, hold hold Parker's hand. But hey, I'm not surprised you don't like that place talking about your mental attitude here because I always felt like it's about pas mental attitude, and I've always had that goodness. Oops, as and I love them, and I really enjoyed more than Daytona. Because of the reasons you talked about it's more wide open. There's more lanes to work with you control. You don't destiny, and maybe a little influence here by when they're in the trucks that was the first one AJ. That's the first win planting the flag that doesn't look like you're not doing very execution, and it was new for the sport. And then one time twenty seventeen. So putting those two aside though, I've always loved this place because I feel like I just enjoy superspeedway racing. I enjoy the chess match up at all I enjoy trying to put yourself in the right position. And find that perfect move. That's going to allow you to be in the lead on the last. I've just had a thought process whenever I go in these races of saying think about everything posits because there's a lot of things you can't control. Therefore, I've felt like that's how allowed to go out there and win. Now, that's funny because I heard him he wasn't very positive on the radio Daytona when he crashed. You can't always be policy. Nope. That's why I try to keep it going in going in. Yeah. It happens. They're slowly decreases goes on question for you know, what's funny. I've always found few races is literally in the first five laps. I know have good dare not do you ever have that? Like, you know, you're in the vote, and you're making the right moves your cars right things or you don't like this to be a tough day. No. No saying this the different. Yeah. We'll see. We'll see later in the fantasy picks. If you yourself how already the Ganz. Okay. I don't know how much attitude well help the the favorites for this weekend. So who is someone looks good at Talladega while brackets Laskey and Joey Logano have combined to win six nine Cup races. They are. So of course, they are helpless to favorites to win on Sunday. 'cause last seven to one odds Gano who won this race last spring is eight to one Eric L Arolla last year's playoff winner at dagga fourteen to one Parker at Daytona in February. We little bit of a manufacturer playground fight. I guess sort of a rep. Well, we see Chevy's team with Toyota's or something like that again. Well, we could and it comes down to AJ's favorite word the package that we have this week. It is a new package were running without restrict place for first time. We have a large spoiler and one of the key things being discussed throughout the paddock right now is. Is the idea of PanAm racing. So this is what we did back in twenty seven twenty twelve here you see the two by two by two cars. We call them pods. I think at one point there, and this is where you can link up with another car, and basically go ten or fifteen miles an hour faster than a car that didn't take them. So this was a crazy foam racing. And the thing about this was it was it was really hard because you know, you had to stay connected, and you had to push the right way the card front had to do all the right things that you didn't spin each other out. And now as we look at the car racing right now, though, this car has a lot of identification in the front end in the rear of the car, and those cars that we raise before dinner. So here's a Chevy Camaro. You could see it has a little bit of identification air. It's actually comes to a point. Here's a tweet camera. You can see so the intention on the front there and the points on the side, the Mustang a little bit smoother. So they might have easier time. And then when we look at the rear the cars you see here in the Toyota, though, they're the only ones with just a flat back. The other two cars have a lot of identification cutting the Ford, which has a huge spot where the license plate. Would be that you could definitely hook each other. So AJ, I know that kinda major is glaze over a little bit too, much technical talk. But when I remember tandem racing. I remember even the slightest little thing on the bumper could force you to spend a guy out. Now, if you're talking about bumpers a hook on each other. I mean, this could get really crazy rates of what we're doing. Yeah. For sure, and that was something that you really you had to line up kind of with the with the car behind con to the right? You couldn't lineup square. You definitely couldn't have the inside collar get to the left side. Because as you said Parker, it would just hook the car. And that's something you got to have a lot of trust with the person, you're working with. But the funny thing is is you just went to a whole lot of talk right there. We have no idea what's going to happen. That is a good point. So you just went through a whole plan of this is how it's going to be man, you gotta get on the race track on Friday and figure it out. So that's what's going to be fun. Is the fact that we're gonna see in practice usually at Talladega Daytona cars get some packs. I run ten fifteen laps. Maybe do some. Car runs. And then it's like, hey, let's just put the cover over it. We'll wait for qualifying qualifying really done. Anything will go to the race on Sunday. Well, now, it's going to mean a lot. Because drivers you're gonna have to figure out what is going to happen. Because at Daytona. When that tandem thing started, we didn't know it it was and we had a test back. Then that's when they still had the January test drivers didn't really know until they started kind of trying it out. Like, oh, maybe this is gonna work. So practice is going to be way more critical than it's been in the last couple years at talent show as you said, it will show us what most likely what can be done. And if this thing is for real, or if we all got their spin each other out, maybe it won't work. You just did up there. And you just start this Amish. Much more data talk coming up throughout the show. Of course, the other big racist weekend happened six hundred twenty four miles from here at MetLife stadium East Rutherford New jersey which four race fans less than an hour from wall stadium speedway. The roar. At the jersey shore not restricted to four wheels this weekend. Monster energy, AMA, supercross, buddy. This is going to be. Track. How does Ralph Shaheen still have a voice? Entering MetLife stadium. Here's the truth in class standings to fifty east riders will be an action this Saturday in the championship is up for grabs. Austin forego has dominated the east this season, but has been point almost gone. And that is because of what happened to him three weeks ago at Nashville during qualifying fourth lost control suffering hard crash he sustained in ACL injury and was able to compete that night his rivals chase Sexton and Justin Cooper, both finished on the podium closing the gap to four hundred in the championship. So AJ what is going to do this weekend? I'm not sure I'll be there. I'll get to go to this race. So this is the thing that's going to happen had three weeks to rest and hasn't been on a bike at all. So as you said the ACL injury supercross writer's been known to whether it's a tornado sale. Just a kind of partial tear or just an injury to it. Supercross riders have ridden through that. The bigger thing is supposedly he's got a deep bone bruise. And that that picture we saw jumped and just landed on it. It just hurt him any went down. So it's unknown. Basically what's going to happen? He's going to kind of wrap it up. Put a brace around it and go ride for the first time. And we saw there in the points. The fact is he can't just go out there make the main event and try to score some points. He's got to go out there and beat chase Sexton and Justin Cooper. So this story of the two fifty east is gonna play out basically from when we get on the race track. From that, I practice to see how awesome foreigner can react to it. AJ? I think it's amazing. When you look at motorcycle racing. I'm thinking motor G P. We've seen riders ride with injuries crazy injuries before it it. It's just funny that they're sort of like designed to think even no matter how bad the injury is. I've got to get back on that bike, and that's all there. And then he figured out. Wait, this might be too much pain. I can't take that. But they ride and I'd say supercross, obviously has the hardest job of that. Because. Going off large jumps and having huge landing. But it's just funny to see them have that pre design of I have to get on this bike, no matter. What no matter how bad the injury is. And try to read through it and the challenge to supercross, and we talk about it all the time is the fact that awesome Fortner was undefeated. He had not been beaten in east coast race all year in it was just something every week. He would do the same thing. He's on the edge. He's a writer that loves to just go out there basically step over the limit. And then kind of come back. We'll finally stepping over that limit caught him and he's been injured. So now, it's one of those things that he's got to go out there for his championship and go compete and compete at the highest level because chase Sexton in just a Cooper are going to be the two guys to beat this weekend. So he has to compete this weekend. Are basically the championship is is over for the most part unless somehow something crazy where okay Sexton just Cooper have horrible racist. But yet if he doesn't raise this weekend. Those to have a strong ride. He's. He's not going to go to baguettes next weekend in content for the championship. And that's crazy to think that a guy that hasn't lost Sawyer is there's potential he's not gonna win the championship. And he doesn't even know if ten ride like you said that I sort of practice session is basically to find out how much pain is in. If he can ride this weekend. We all have different tolerance. Tolerances of pain. We'll find out would awesome foreigners. Wow. All right Asia. As you said, you're going to be here. Either palm you I can tell we're gonna talk some more supercross. We'll get to the four fifties later in the show coming up sound returns to speedway Indiana and familiar name can't wait to talk about that. Plus Talladega has a way of making jaws drop. We will be visit some of the best perhaps most surprising. Talladega wins. Welcome back part of the motor racing network's fiftieth anniversary season Dale Jarrett will be m RN's leave analysts for Sunday's Cup race Attala Vega. Taking over a role his father and fellow hall of Famer men Jarrett help for many years. That's cool. DJ earned the thirty second final couple in his career at Talladega back in two thousand five. Of course, he also won at the Brickyard handed. Starting the tradition of kissing the bricks tradition eventually made it to the Indy. Five hundred which you can see next month right here on NBC Esther day at Indy. Twenty nine drivers took part in Indy. Cars pope and tests to start preparing for the five hundred among them the returning for Nando Alonzo who spoke with our Kevin Lee. The quest for the final stage of racing's. Triple crown has begun in earnest now for Nando Alonzo back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday. And is this pursuit? How much is it about completing the triple ground or that you're just enjoying racing and big great events like the apples five hundred literally the both for only be we know the five hundred thou- event these and how important anymore fund these these race the same time. Yeah, I'm only to share. So. Amazing. The five hundred. Twenty four this year for good measure as well. So back at the speedway was disjointed because of the rain and mechanical issues, what did you get out of this day back in the race card? Indy. Unfortunately. Yeah. We've been lucky with the weather on some of the the seasons. They make intensive running order. So we just have the station on five fifty that was. That was. Too late to to discover any problem and to make. The necessary chain. So I think we've short flaps today. Unfortunately, we would try to over the next time on the me. I know the day didn't go as you like, but it was still great to have you back at Indianapolis. I can't wait to see again here. Just a couple of weeks. Thank you. Thank you. See two time world champion Fernando Alonzo going at it for the Indianapolis five hundred for the second time this year. About triple crown and the month of may, and yeah, we're gonna have horse racing. Triple crown, but Fernando is one Lamont Monaco going for the for the triple with the Indy. Five hundreds of big deal, and it's really cool to watch. And do it. I think is right mitt that I bought a Fernando Alonzo shirt when I was at Indianapolis sitter a couple of weeks ago. But anyway, put the side out in his pursuit of doing this McLaren there didn't get off the best start at this test. They had the battery issue to start. So they had rolled out basically had to be towed back to pit lane. And then he was able to get twenty nine laps out. There just wasn't enough time to get the speed and ages, you know, you run to a whole program this car speed. So he was obviously upset a little bit there that just doesn't feel like they got anything out of it really puts them behind eight ball little bit. But the great thing about Indianapolis is if the weather's good through that whole week you get a ton of running. So it's kinda Schick the cobwebs back out. Yeah. They would like to run more labs. But I don't think it's going to hurt them in the long run tee-shirt. Yeah. I do. I have where. Well, I'm racing that day. Okay. All right. One of the young stars the same car. Season has been nineteen year old Colton hurt. But while he may be a rookie. He showed some veteran poise when asked about racing with Fernando Alonzo. You've grown up racing family known race drivers of friends of your dad. You know? So you probably don't get loud very much. But when you're sitting next to Fernando Alonzo e kind of sit there, and is pretty cool. Yeah. It's cool. But I don't see it that way just because I have to be in. So I don't really see it. Maybe if I was at a grand prix weekend, maybe more, but. Not on these weekends, especially because he's kind of coming into my playground. Now, it's coming into our playground in America. So maybe if I was over in Europe and solve them. Yes. Would be pretty cool. But. It's different here. How does the nine euro have that kind of confidence? I love it. I like also said my playground that he backed up at our playground. But I love that. That's all I feel like that's how all the car drivers feel to a certain degree and having from Endo Alonzo at the five hundred gives it even more exposure than it already has especially in the European side of it, but two years ago when he did this you could just see all the drivers because everything it was Alonzo mania, and it was like, hey, it's great that he's here. But we don't want him to win. So but for a nineteen year old to go out there and say that it just shows the confidence that Colin hurt a has going into the season has gained since he's won race. And now expects to go to Indy which in his first time they're testing he was really quick no one that you know, what forget Fernando Alonzo. Maybe I'm the guy to beat. You're sitting on the board. I mean, it's hard. Maybe he didn't go by. Hey, there was something else that India that you thought was pretty sweet I thought. Wow. That was quite said. Well, all right. So as we mentioned there was a bit of weather out there at during testing. So here's Doug bulls is the president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway going out to turn all these fans came out to watch the testing down and brought them cookies, and I think it was somewhere talking cookies brought them cookies. But I thought that was a cool gesture for God his position to go out there and take care of the fans stuck it out to the rain to see some great cars going right fast. Doug, Bowles is awesome. I mean what does for the Motor Speedway? Whether it's the five hundred the brick yard four hundred any event going on there. He's one of the best track presidents and people you could have in this board. We're going say probably more gestures like that a lot of this month and as eighty five hundred champion willpower knows how special race day at the Brickyard. Is we talked about that during his conversation with Dale Earnhardt, jR on the junior. Download. I five hundred I've watched it on TV since I think the first one ever watched was eighty two eighty three. So I may have watched it all my life. But everybody says that there's nothing like the real thing and being there in person. So what do I need to know what I need to be aware of what should I what are the things that? I don't need to miss. Well, I think I want to do is go stand on the pit bull. They're going to turn one in qualifying as two hundred more now into ten. Which is pretty amazing schedule as Dr of the first time, you do that you see I especially when you hear an engine stop. And then. Yeah. And then you gotta get in and go out and doing yourself. It's amazing on rice day when you walk out of gasoline alley. There was the size of the crowd. It's insane. It's amazing. Just that that feeling that atmosphere. How many people turn up, you know, you speak to some people there and say, oh, I've been coming here since nineteen sixty or. This is my fiftieth Indy. Five hundred which just amazing guy side said man, you must say pretty cool thing go 'cause drivers on a C. I turned up there two thousand eight I had no idea of the size of the event because I grew up racing road courses rice in Europe. You know that undue ovals over this on about Indy. Five hundred dollars whatever my first year. I just couldn't believe the amount of media coverage and just you're there the whole month and people turn up every day and hob coal fans. So that was my first experience just blew me away. That's a tattoo willpower tube willpower. Couple of wasn't all right gassing couple stand out to me. There is the fact that he talks about going to stand on pit wall pit road. Roger Penske, my rookie orientation made me go stand on pit wall. When Elliot went by the first time, and I thought. Oh my God. That's what I want. The speed is insane. But what he talks about race day. And I've never been able to experience any five hundred because when I was in champ caller IRA were split. I never got to be a part of it. So twenty thirteen when I ran for Roger Penske. I thought I knew what the five hundred was all about until race day, and that place when that just that crowd of people just the excitement level being Zaidi level from drivers from fans, it's something that I will never forget for the rest of my life. Well, I know what you're thinking. You're at home. You're like I can't make it. I can't go to the five hundred this year. How will they all worry? You are in luck. Because we have you covered. Have you heard the Indy? Five hundred by the way, it's on NBC. That's awesome. Wow. You heard it here. Five hundred on may eleventh the twists and turns of the road course await I in the Indy. Grand prix, then may twenty six thirty three drivers chase history in the greatest spectacle in racing the Indy. Five hundred only on NBC, the exclusive home of IndyCar. Can you tell where a little bit excited as the old saying goes every dog has its day in plenty of underdogs their Talladega that's on the motorsport tower. We're going to go back to NASCAR. We'll share our top five. Talladega. Welcome back last night in the Stanley Cup playoffs. But Carolina Hurricanes look at this. They not the defending champion Washington Capitals in game seven in double overtime canes. Earning first playoff series win since two thousand nine here is where the playoffs fat after first round full of upsets for the first time at any history to top team for each conference and all the vision winners eliminated in the first round of just goes to show that anything can happen in the west or the kind of excited about that too. Okay. As we know anything can also have an Italian. Let's check out our top five. Talladega upset we have nineteen Eighty-one keeps on the cord w on the size gonna go with the the line over Dilshan to the body. This wasn't upset. You're fifty. He's brilliant. I love that old fire. You'll get completely gripe. That was lone win in the Cup series seven years today. Bill Parsons still want to win that black school. Benicar. Like classic heroines. Even better though here on filled that's flawed. Boy. I'd never this controversial thousand six. This is the vicar starts make a move on his team. Jimmy Johnson takes out to your talent data. How many big anno- upset out of Talladega by? Let's job to number two spring two thousand nine this. Where the bracket allows Carl Edwards rivalry born. You weren't supposed to go below the yellow line red Kessler said dot Goma logo alive. Let or call Edwards went into the grandstands air bounced back by this while that was big and the reasoning of the year prior Regan Smith dot the wind take it away. So he listened to that number one spring two thousand thirteen teammates favorite Reagan, David Gillan team of time chart show. One two minutes. Sports minutes a long day. You can tell us basically nighttime there. Wayne delays today tornado warning, whatever it was it was a crazy day. But you know, what that's a very Irving win for that. Team from alerts time, but put so much in this series. But not many results author get that win with both drivers. Well, it's faking David Ragan. He is I guess you'd say longshot, according to Vegas one hundred to one odds on Sunday. Something's gotta take that bed because David Ragan, you see other notable hair Jones, thirty two one Austin Dillon. Kyle Larson forty two one. But yeah, I mean, David Ragan, that's maim. I think you always have to pay attention to at Talladega who else is thank and this is operatives weekend value, but they're hundred one hundred wow about uptaking. I'm betting on poker. I can tell you that. But that's well, you know, that's unfortunate here. So, you know, all our friends, but you know, what the other ones that that that stuck out to me was awesome. Dylan that forty one at also Dana Henrik at eighty one just look at those two CR cars Daniel, Hendrick has not had a great start the season. He actually was the latest guest on Nate rhymes NASCAR NBC podcast listened to it. It's great. But that's the plug for neat. But I think those two, you know, the cars are always so Sean as super speed racing. How could you how could you not at least look at those two. That's a pretty entertaining bet. And that's the thing Parker. I mean talk about Daniel Henrich season. I mean, it's it's been a struggle to say the least you win at Talladega. So for that season. It doesn't matter. Right. You're you're the playoff zip. It's all fix. That's a great one. And then last, but at least would be mad to bed that oh his Ron at the Daytona five hundred the packages changing. But he's definitely I think a lot of people had their eyes on he'll be someone that a lot of people look to work with you know, he worked so. Oh, well of Joe Gibbs racing being affiliated there. So he's definitely in a great position to maybe go out there and get that first win and upset the field. I don't I don't really want to throw it out there since it'll be later in the show, but he might be on my starting lineup old say he definitely is. Because you just send it. Okay. So that was a lie. Hamrick Nate's podcast got a little bit of that little taste of that coming up later in the show as well. So little bit of everything today. You know, it does take power to win at Talladega and engine mastermind. Doug gates can make power as good. As anyone Kyle petty sat down with him for this week's edition of coffee with Kyle. Go to Talladega. I've been the tolliday my whole life. I've never seen one team one manufacturer that committed to changing the rights. They changed the way everybody else run that race. Stewart Haas racing has been out. It was it was amazing. I mean, it was one of those moments when we were before that last caller. I think we are I ninth. And I tell guys I love Daytona. Talladega. It's really special. So I told him I had a dream two years ago that we said it we qualified personally tenth it didn't work out. We always had I unite that Talladega. But it was amazing the sewer Haas cout is I mean their cars were an class of their own. But what I was really proud of is that this pesky guys were and Stenhouse was after that. And it was that was one of those moments where. Smile about it. You know, and but Talladega really goes Robbie. Robert Gates Ellison. These guys did a super job on this car. And I could do anything I wanted to with it. I'm gonna tell you what I'm tickled a day. We used to test all and I remember being there one winter. We ran two hundred eleven miles an hour average Davey tests. And but we we were literally county. No this before Daytona. We would lock ourselves. Shop take the clocks wall and work for two months straight. I love it. When people say Daytona. Talladega crapshoot because then I know that we're going to work hard and go down there, hopefully because because you know, racist advantages see all this forwards run up front like that. And and air to win rates was he's a great guy. So especially I just love race. Talladega. If we wreck wreck and if we win we win. And the cool part about is people your buddies in the garage, and that was awesome. That's the most important that your peers when they they talk to you. That's a lot better than plans. I mean, I've got to experience. Doug gates horsepower. It's quite good. I hear it's it's really good and them talking about how the manufacturers lineup. This is why Toyota and Chevy had the lineup Daytona because Ford has done such a great drop job as a group making sure that all their cars are up front, and I think Doug gates rows sheets in general played a huge part in that because they're all under the same engine umbrella. It's easy to get everyone in the same room to say, okay, guys, we need to work together. And I think cows at best last year, they changed superspeedway racing for everyone, by the way, those Stewart Haas cars work together. So it's always been a catch up. It was a catch of Daytona. But as we said this whole show the change of package, so maybe the window. Hey, speaking of coffee and coffee with Kyle. Where would you guys go to get a really good Cup when you think coffee Seattle as a matter of fact, one week from now Kyle will be drinking coffee in Seattle because Kyle petty charity ride the twenty fifth year. Begins in Seattle the Seattle. The key Largo that's corner to corner eleven states nine days all for one 'cause victory junction that that's incredible. It's amazing. It's been twenty five years. What is undertaking? I mean, I know he does pre runs why it's a fun time. But I mean, that's why they do it. Right. And everyone can follow along, of course, on Kyle petty charity, rod Facebook, Instagram, NBC, sports, all that. We're gonna have the whole thing for you. It's going to be a lot of fun. And I am I am. I thought we put that out there. I know. I'm a biker. Totally. I think relatives on done the right in a sidecar before Joe so address it can happen outside card. All right. We will turn back to this weekend. Cross action in the shadow of New York City as Cooper web and toll Matt get set to resume their fight for the championship. Welcome back on Tuesday mission. Six hundred continued with Bubba Wallace. Visiting Seymour Johnson air force base that's in Goldsboro North Carolina a little bit like. A little bit like gun going on their conjunction with the department of defense. Charlotte Motor Speedway mission. Six hundred has NASCAR drivers meet the men and women armed forces. And learn about how they defend our freedom everyday. So by the suited up and underwent training and a preflight briefing before joining captain John Tilton for an orientation flight aborted at fifteen east, ripe eagle fighter jet codename joust. Forty-three the flight had captain Tilton take Bubba from the Appalachian mountains to the Outer Banks. Now that is cool. And of course, we are over indebted to our military men and women now Bubba Walla faces six hundred grueling miles next month at Charlotte. But next January the competitors. The car rally will face a much longer challenge ended entirely new place earlier this month to car organizers announced that the race was going to the Middle East for the first time and today revealed the twenty twenty route through Saudi Arabia the race will run from January fifth through the seventeenth with a rest. Thursday on the eleventh in the capital city of the competitors will fairly six thousand miles of terrain over twelve stages. Wow. Australia's Toby price and KT won this year's car rally. Now, another writer is looking to bring KTM another championship in supercross. We're gonna talk about him and just a bit Twenty-three-year-old Cooper web. Last year. I broke my leg and Minnesota was just live really hospital really questioning things and. Knew I needed to change something what and calmer. Great about that one. Roger to cost her. I had. Mad such an elite team that guy that station. I still believe in myself. I just know it'll be alright v. Hooper Webb has held the red Plate Championship leader in the four fifty class since mid-february, but he's still has some work to do on Saturday at MetLife stadium back. Toback winds from Tomac have cut web lead to eighteen points with just two racist to go as we said earlier in the show this weekend AJ will not just be a fan of the supercross event. I met life stadium. He will be at MetLife stadium. I mean, we talked about the two fifty classes four fifty class. It is really getting down to the wire Cooper web. Is is just what he's been able to accomplish this year just an understatement as he talked about that a little bit. He was struggling. He was a writer that wasn't having results. He was getting injured. And then he gets the call from Roger de Coster from red bull KTM and really just come out of nowhere. First couple of races. He showed some speed. And all of a sudden he got his first career win since then he's one five more times he has six wins. And it's just those the racist where. In the last few weeks have been a perfect example in practice. He's off qualifies tenth eleventh. He racist doesn't show a lot of speed. And you're like, okay. Maybe this is the weekend. He falters, maybe the points closes backup. And all of a sudden the gate drops. He gets the whole shot or is up front, and he just kind of limits. The damage makes no mistakes while everybody else around him. Whether it's Tomac Marvin moose can they make mistakes or they're really been intimidated by Cooper web. And because of that we see with two races to go yet. It's not over yet. He like one the last two he's had a lot of speed. But all Cooper Webb has to do to me really just be clean in the first couple of apps. These two races finish inside the top five. And he's going to be a champion. I wanna get Thome echina- second. But for new fans getting a call from Roger to a little bit like Roger Penske under a NASCAR get much bigger. Exactly. So we know Cooper Webb has had some big eyes on him. But Tomac last couple of weeks has been doing everything, right? Because it has to and this is what's been just interesting about Tomac is the fact that when he's on speedwise, nobody can touch him. There is nobody out there that can show with the raw speed that he has. But when he's been off he's just been averaged he's had finishes outside the top ten. He's hat mistake. So that's really what cost him. He has five wins. We see there. But the differences is when he doesn't win. He's usually off the podium. When Cooper web doesn't win. He's been on the podium. So because of that Thome x eighteen points down and really has to go out and win these next to events TV have shot. And even if he does that coop web just has to be smart. Keep doing what he's doing and always gonna catch him. So Cooper Webb has that consistency. We send you're going to be at MetLife stadium. How does this track sort of shape up? What are these writers in for what we're gonna see with this track map here? It's got to section. So that's the whoops right now are going to be something where these writers are going to have to have a. Tuck challenge you go down the straightaway here long front your way, kind of a ninety degree left. There. A rhythm section make the corner you go into another risk rhythm section. What I love about supercross racing. Is this rhythm section will change throughout the night riders will find different ways to go through? It. We see here the corner over the star finish line jump. Make this kind of porn is gonna get another tight left or that's can be like then you go into this rhythm section triple. You can either maybe see the writer squad, but the whoop sear through here. Cornered come back down the back straightaway. Here into another section, and it's just one of these racetracks, the supercross designers. I do such a great job of making it difficult for these riders. And the thing two years ago came in to MetLife stadium was a chance to win the championship and had a meltdown. So it's some bad memories. That maybe he's going to have to deal with in show up and go out there and win this race to even have a shot this champion demons possibly, and we talked about the two fifty class is going to be amazing. See what often forked are can do fighting through the pain? His team has confirmed. He is scheduled to ride and scheduled to line up this weekend. So it's gonna be good. It's going to be fall. And we're gonna see the storylines out the night up next Daniel Henrich relives. A funny story of how a life changing victory was almost impacted by his gas tank. The details. Welcome back on Tuesday night. Nascar peak. I racing series was at Talladega. Yes. I were running the new package. It was absolutely crazy racing. They rent three or four wide majority rights received by Pacaci from Judah getting spun that's drivers clip it. If all that record and came down to four bits of here we finish here. Like, oh, four watt Nick onto the forty seven corporate JT Daldry racing won. It Brad Davies and eighty eight got spotted for the field. It was just a crazy finish that. Hopefully, maybe we'll see something similar data wing. A great race drivers not well was involved in a wreck. Early astronaut Logan with lead. Lots led a laps. But then got right is by the way, this is like Parker's dream show because we had at least dream segment. I racing. Yes. And a big announcement. It is a bit of announcement. Yes. So my paint scheme for this weekend at the nice car for God brothers racing pays tribute to TRT over the last forty years in American racing. This is our fortieth anniversary. This year. And so give a little trivia here with some of my favorite colors there that retro orange yellow and red. I just think it's such a cool thing. So this is exciting. It's a really cool honor to kind of have these colors on the car for all that toilet as done for racy North America, especially NASCAR as of late and to celebrate that a little bit. I've actually brought a little president here. AJ? How do I look in my hat? You look good look good. Thank you have. I think this is cool. I'm going to wear this all the time. This is cool stuff. You bet it's been waiting. I actually have a shirt on to. But I get. Get to the Mike out of the way, they do it. Now. Here we go. Out get out forty years. That's. History of Colville. So thank you want to make this happen. Philby. Hold them. That's good deal. Don't mess it up. Now. Man. Thanks. That's so much confidence. This surprising to me Parker. It's your Cup debut at Talladega. I didn't realize that. That is an interesting deal. I just had a baby one the only checks had been in income winning Todd twice in the truck series. You'd think it's somewhere Runwell niche me. But no, I have not this'll be my first time. So looking forward to it all that positive attitude. Hundred company at Talladega for Daniel Hamrick after winning the pole last year at Talladega in the exhibit series. Henrik makes his first Cup start there on Sunday recently. Daniel shared a funny story from his early years on the NASCAR NBC podcast with Nate. Ryan. To get home siphoned gas out of the actual winning discard as my mother give me a nineteen ninety five Honda Civic when I was sixteen and she had bought that car brand new. So it was it was a quite a few years old. That's that was my daily driver. And remember that point didn't have Shifter ball loan. You know, nothing worked on the thing all through to get gas back racetrack number four. Dental outta gas. Made it get home after never would dream that might turn out the way it turned out when I won that race. Don hall Chit. What are you going to do? And I just leaned in the hawk whispers ears. I don't have the money to get gas at home true story. End up siphoning gas out of out of the race car using fuel out extra jobs. We had had a little bit of fuel in them to put in the Honda that night in awfully went. That's quite an interview with Daniel shortly after that legends win. I think he said it was national TV debut instead of ninety five hundred. I think Nate Ryan drives nineteen ninety-five Toyota. Tercel right still. So they got that in common. Don't forget you can catch more conversations like that. With Nate Ryan on the NASCAR NBC podcast on twitch, Hulu, whatever streaming device you kids. None of those are even accurate. I forgot I wrote that didn't take down streaming devices. Right. Okay. Big night tonight of ventures. Endgame hits theaters. There's a NASCAR edition being released now on NBC sports dot com. So I guess we're NASCAR drivers into injures. What do you think of this one? Yes. Here's the problem. I don't know if also secretly a engineering genius crowned. Now, the helm was a little lower. And you could Austin Dillon's beer game. Maybe that would be better as he does wear suits like that. Yeah. Who's next? Now, why this? I guess outspoken this lock. I'd open garden which with Newman on that. Because he's the rocket man to raccoon. Yeah, cure. It'd be hard to pass group peaking out there. Okay. Oh, I guess after. Yeah. Do you? Remember, why do that Phoenix aby? Oh, yeah. There. It is saying he walks in. You could see his face actually changes green right here. Yes. Banner. And all of a sudden he turns into then there the whole surprise that suit was able to say on the body slam. One is for what is drew bookings. And for then if if Daniels, the whole can drew was told not sure, but all I know is I'm grouped. I am Groot. I. What that means? Honestly. So. Yeah. For more check out NBC, sports dot how fun. I that's all. He says we love him for it. Coming up. It's fantasy pick time. Find out Farber in AJ are selecting for their teams AJ is giving you some hints throughout this show. Also, what's surprise driver wrote a world is saying to leave off your team? And then they were in the second round Stanley Cup playoffs. Start tonight as the well rested. Columbus, blue jackets, get back on the ice to square off against Brad Marchand. And the Boston Bruins will get you set for gate one non NATO. Looking forward to more playoff hockey tonight. We've got to blow motor sports stars of the week both AJ from American flat track. Texter winning the singles class at Texas. She oh, she was quick all night had a pet store road through the field. It was a fantastic finish. So to get her first win of the year. And then you've got Jared me's to get his first one of the two time defending champion having a fight off his young teammate firebomb. And it was it was a great night at Texas. You can watch the Texas half-mile this Sunday at five eastern here on NBC any you need to to watch shayna and Jared shaimaa. It's great cowboy hat to great job star the week to fantasy picks. Are you guys ready? Don't forget you can sign up for fantasy live at NASCAR dot com and join the NBC sports NASCAR miracle league where you can play against the guys you can't. And you have a great chance of beating AJ. Let's all pit Parker. All actually, so here's by the we're gonna put it up. In a second. So basically, I went a little crazy or so of Gus y'all chose I'm in there. But I got Jila Ghana's 'cause I need a Penske chase Elliott. But like he's a good pick. Just what kind of crazy this new package? Ricky shooter just know how good he's he's got a positive mental attitude. AJ something could try Chris butcher old teammate. Oh, he's one of those drivers should be one of your picks where you know, he's going all the wrecks and be there at the end pick myself, of course, and in the garage. Denny hamlin. Hayward Daytona five hundred this ship built for that? You know, he's gonna miss crash they tone. It Chris butcher like I felt backward. Mike. Mike, but I turn around. Okay. I got I want your side. No, what does that picture from going? All. I look like I'm half asleep there. No PR person on your team or media person to like, hey, what that picture go. I'll Email them. Now biting by reach out. I I do like that Chris butcher pick is really good Intel pay. Here's your picks. You know, went out. We got a little bit of a fourth thing going on here. We got four four Brian Blaney always fast in the super speedways. Obviously Eric Merola won the last time where they're Pullman. Always good. Like I had to go with Ricky Stenhouse chores, and then Maud boy. Benedetto that is the guy right there. He had a chance to win Daytona. He's gonna shock the world. He's going to win. Talladega. Did he promise you another dinner date? If by tree if he went. In the garage Austin Dillon's because as you would notice I did not pick Parker because pick is four. Why would nevertheless that all my fans? You were going crazy. It's crazy 'cause you pick yourself every week. So that say the daughter fantasy advice checkout levers, cheap shave on little world dot com. Value pick tie villains because Raj pick David Reagan. We saw was one hundred one that's great go with David Ragan red flags. Brag. Choi. That's very interesting. I would I was actually between Donald him. And I actually went look. So maybe maybe it was I understood what owning beaver say. They're ran. He's saying don't take. So I wrote it all kidding aside. Man. Good lot good that fortieth anniversary toward up think. It happened we play because don't forget the two. Say for. 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06-26-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

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46:08 min | 1 year ago

06-26-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

"Hi, everybody. Welcome to NASCAR America. Motormouth Marty Schneider here, flanked by famous race car drivers in the hall of fame del you and I have to go back to work this week to Chicago. Looking forward to cover that guy joins us on the show. Good having here man appreciate you guys have me as my first time in studio. So pretty bump to be here, of course driver, the number thirteen Geico Chevy for Jemaine racing. So season been to this point you feel like it's been really good at the beginning of the season where railways started out with a six place finish. The Daytona five hundred that was massive for our team just to get a good jump start that felt great and then we rolled into Bristol in one our first stage and for our team Germain racing to have gyco. That's been so loyal for so long to this race team to get their first win in a stage. I win of anything and then also to do it again. It's how they get the guy co five hundred it's been a big starter year. Yes. Fun to see you win a couple of stages this year. That's been pretty cool to watch as well. You take all these phone calls from fans. Absolutely. That's the fun part of the show that now. The role of Kyle petty, which is the hatch. Okay. No. So hey, if you're not on time you gotta you're done. All right. So just answer the question, okay. That'll be that'll be part. So hey here's today starting grid. And what's on the show this weekend? Thailand. Job jobs jobs, jerk enough. That's pretty good. That's pretty good juniors in the next room, by the way. I can't wait to get back on the air this weekend with all of us NBC you get ties take on the twenty nineteen rules. They helped his team or not and teams figured out the point game a little bit more DJ has an interesting take on that some interesting things going on. So we'll talk about that. Of course, we want to hear from you guys. Eight four four NASCAR in BC. Here's how we kick off I five races of the NASCAR NBC half of the season. Chicago in Daytona, Kentucky Hampshire Pocono, you know, the interesting thing about that DJ in tie two mile and a half in there. And those are the last two mile and a half. The regular season. Which I you know when you look at the playoff schedule, but a lot of mile and a half. And they're so do you take a different approach this weekend. Say my last two shots to get better for the playoffs. So when I look at those five, and we'll ask high here what he thinks about it. But when I look at those two mile and a half, couldn't be more different if you tried, but the five race strikes couldn't be more different with everything that you have encountered. They're so quite a way to get us started. All we look forward to it have about driver for me. I race team has really excelled at Daytona Talladega. In the short tracks road courses. So we're looking forward to getting through this stretch a mile and a half and, and hopefully not falling too far behind. But we look at Pocono as another place with this package. It's a little bit more like amount of half. So to me, it's about three more. But still the playoffs start, but we want to get back to these short tracks. That's where we've been really strong for our team, that's where focuses, so we talked about the interesting points games going on at sonoma's DJ. And I know you have some some takes on that I think everyone was may be also prize at the end of the day when Denny Hamlin wound up having the MO. Points. William Byron look like he was fast stages of the snow MAURICE, and yet they get all these points. That's what they were going for. They were didn't go for the win. They were going for point. So what's your take on this? Well, when I look at Benny Hamlin. I think okay, a stage win a playoff point. You can't have too many of those going into it already has race win. So he's in the playoffs, but you never know when it might take that one point to move on from round, one around to and get yourself Scituate. So I understand that. I don't think Denny's was about necessarily getting the most points that day, but it certainly was about getting that playoff point. But when you look at some others, you know, we in Byron struck out of there and look like that. He had the car and the capabilities of being a man that could have something to say about who's going to win that race. And so he took a totally different strategy there and gathered a lot of points throughout the day. Is this the best thing for a young driver? And that's my point. I understand trying to make the playoffs. How important it is to a race team into a driver. But when a young. Ever has a really good car. I think he needs to be able to take that car and showcase and, and see what he can do against the very best in the business. Put your talents up 'cause you might make the playoffs by doing this. But what are you going to be ready to do in trying to move forward in the playoff? So I think it's interesting situations you had another where Joey Logano stayed out. He gathered a lot of stage points in those first two stages, then had trouble in the final stage of the race with a electrical problem. But he still ended up with the regular season points lead, which is worth fifteen playoff points. So a lot of different things going on. But I just I won't concerned with some of the teams taking young drivers that need experience running up front and trying to figure out how to go about finishing in the top five, and then win races by putting them in these type situation. It doesn't happen a lot. But whenever it does it I start to get a little bit concerned about how quickly are they going to be better? Well, enchant Canales defense. They took a big league leap up way of iron did have playoff grid. So. For that they did. They did move forward. But our team starting to understand the point gain a little bit more and playing that game little bit. I think so. I think if you take Denny Hamlin's viewpoint on it. He got to go. He won those first stages in probably in that last stage. He was probably free inside the cars. Critique Saint hey however, for you get me back up through the field. That's just a bonus on our day. We've already done what we wanted to do, as far as our playoff Jek give, and I think, as far as the young drivers, there's so much emphasis put on getting into the playoffs. That's so big for your team, your sponsors, and these young guys who, who are hungry to stay in the sport for a long time. So if William Byron can get into that playoffs Hendrick, I think that means a lot for them. And yet, he needs he definitely needs the more experienced we all do, and I think he's going to get it eventually, but I do like the idea of getting more points. I'm sitting back as a driver who pitted early and didn't worry about points saying man, I think even for our team maybe one or two more points, three more points in the place that we're at in twenty third in points would have done some, some good for us as a team. So I think it's back and forth. I like the idea you still want to be winning the race. But when you look back as the winner of the race and you still didn't score the most points. It's kind of heartbreaking, and it's something to look at and something that it's part of our sport now that we all have to really focus on. So we all talk wins. You have more points game than we're giving it credit for what? Well, you know the current system was. That's what's great about this. And I'm not saying what they're doing is totally wrong. I just get a little bit concerned with that. So you have the best of both worlds here. You have these drivers that are getting playoff points and wins and cumulating all of that. So yes, it is about the winds and the stages were set up for different regions together points. So these some people are figuring that out to do more of that. So I think the current system, you get the best of both worlds poetry always gonna mean something. And so you have to go after those whenever you can, I think provides more storylines, right? That's great. I or whether you your guy who's going for the wind to try to get locked into the playoffs, or if you're trying to point your way in its whatever is the mood of that race team how they feel like they set up for. The rest of the season and getting in the playoffs, and what a great story line for the rest of the year for all these teams motormouth means one thing, it's Wednesday. And Carl is going to be our first ball undefeated, my man you're undefeated Carl, how you doing? What's on your mind today? Good. And I'm Tony I'm super stoked for NBC and to take over the mass because she's one heck of a season. This is a question for you. That's talk about the guys that are actually taking over the points. You're out there competing every week. What do you see and Martin to X, and call Busch and just J R's a whole that are making them this dominant with this new rules, package and everything? Yeah. Yeah. Good question. Carl being out there. We can week out especially this weekend. I saw those guys drive by me with about two laps to go. So I got to see that fight for the Finnish, it's tough, you wanna be right there with those guys. But you know they're just on a different level as far as team right now and you have to take your hats off to what they're doing as a race team as drivers going back and forth in the sport. I think they're kind of binding off each other a little bit. They're pushing each other and they're trying to they're pushing themselves away from the field. And I think he'd take the package change this off season, and they kinda were in a middle ground for, for J jar. And now they seem like they're kind of honing in that package. And getting that dominance back that they've had the previous two years, which is kind of scary for everyone else in the field and hopefully some more guys kind of rise Cajun teammates. Do that can push each other. Okay, rivalry out of this. But it's okay to push each other as well. Maybe different story in the final, I think those guys have enough respect for each other that they're just gonna push each other to get better and better. And that is a little bit scary for everyone else. All right. Let's go to Nathan. Nathan is calling from Indiana. How are you Nathan? I am going. How you guys. We're good, we're good. What's on your mind on gay show? So. My can tied in God's and Paul Kamal age, meant no, not the. Yeah. Nathan's cutting out there. So I think he said. Which will stage wins lead to a race win that typically what happens, and that's kind of long, what DJ was talking about if you're a young driver run up front, if you're gonna learn how to win races well for our team we won to stages in those moments I fell the confidence of being able to win a race. Now as our team right now. Are we prepared to lead enough laps to win a race? Probably not. But we know we know where we stand and we're building as a team I feel like as a driver. And I know Matt does to that, if we can get ourselves in a position like a stage when type ending to the race where maybe we can stay out and give me a chance to lapse ago. We proved it we've done it before against the best against some of the best drivers. You've done it twice. So, yeah, I think a stage win can prove that you can go out there and take a chance. Take a risk to erase and get ourselves in the chase. Matt Borlase referring to at your for your crew chief. And so have you asked him to put you in those positions? Have you said, hey, give me a shot? Yeah. Bristol, there's a lot of strategy to that with us, we've had long conversations about. That because if I have a car, that's not driving. Good enough. I'm telling him. Don't put me we're gonna end up having a worse day. But on days at Bristol, we had a good car Jove right up the top fifteen all the top ten I said, hey, leave me out here, we're going to get to stage and I'm able to do that. So it's week by week when I'm feeling like the car is capable enough. And I know I can out drive these guys on a two lap run. I'm saying let's do it. But it's also well-thought-out processes, you don't wanna do it and crash, and these rules, made your team in particular and others like yours more competitive in racist this year, I think this rules package has helped us at certain places. I think just the scrambling of the minds on how this is gonna work gave us an end to, to take a step ahead. We can't go the wind tone was often the other teams it's just plain and simple. How it is. So the mile and a half long of the year goes on. It gets harder for us to stay in contention with the speed that we need. So we're folks on getting our car driving goods, so that we can take advantage of stages, and some of these places I think we go back to some of the short tracks where. Tires and driver patients and making the most out of your program. Daytona Talladega road courses the wroval short tracks. We can take advantage there and we can be a top fifteen team the mile and a half. So we just have to do the best that we can to scores many points, do as well as we can and try to build our program. We just cannot Bill the speed in our cars would would less tunnel time. So if you had to kind of just your goals and say, okay, going into whatever we can it might be maybe different track to track and say, hey, this is a good goal for us this week. And it may be a top five, but this is a good goal for us of finishing. Yeah. I think that's helped me. Have a lot more perspective this year, Matt have done a lot of sitting down that Borland and talking about. Okay. What is realistic coming up this weekend? And what do we need to focus on that? We can handle so we need to focus on getting car handling as best as it can amount of half and let me drive as hard as I can forever. Seeing a lot not making mistake no mistakes on pit road. Don't get caught up in a crash and in that we might finish anywhere from seventeen to twenty. I twenty second. That's where we're looking to run as a team. And that's how we can be honest and improve as a team. I think we go to short-track they Tony Talladega. We feel like we can possibly win we go to short-track. We can run inside the top ten and top fifteen easily not easily. But we feel confident in that. And that's what we feel like we should be. And we'd go to road courses and probably be in that top fifteen obviously, this can wasn't a good weekend for us. We felt like we kind of failed a little bit in that. But we gotta keep that mindset. So we can keep improving as a team gyco has been on board as far as consistent growth. And there's they're liking what they're seeing that as well. And to have that kind of commitment from a great sponsor allows you to have perspective. You don't feel pressured to have to make big steps and places where you can't make them. So we're growing as a team. We're really proud of the progress over the last three years to where we're at now. Good insight there. Man, that's coming up more on the Dillon family, and we're raising has taken them including to Wrigley field. You're gonna watch your breaks tomorrow night, by the way. Absolutely. Sure. Brother singing. We'll get to that in a second. Going to fifty states in fifty days, are tour of America's short tracks takes us to New Mexico and how an NHRA racer is now going circle track racing. And if you have something to say, call us, eight four four NASCAR NBC or tweet us with the hashtag, let me say this. Spans. Let's do this gear. You renting. A one June. Me too. The. Me too. Brother Austin Dillon with take me out to the ball game? How did how did brother do? I had to give it to me did good. Because you remembered all the words Joe did not. Not to pick on. So he did good there. But you actually earlier who's the bigger Braves fan. Yes, I think that proves it. He's cheering on the cubs. Yes. Playing right now. Yeah. And so I mean, you gotta have your loyalty that I would maybe singer Wrigley. But I'm gonna wear my Braves at okay. If you have any part in coaching in there, or well, no, I think probably an iphone probably lyrics dot com. Helped him out. Hey, I'm buying just getting up much brighter face. You get inside of a race car. You kinda close the world now but you're exposed right there. Yeah. That was good risk for him. John, I can't believe you're not going to the cubs game to your braids. So hey, by the way, talking about you and your brother. I know you guys have a healthy rival, yet, fun. If there's a better athlete in the family, you feel like it's sport to sport. Right. So I'm more of the physical bruiser grew up playing football. So I was a linebacker and fullback and football so anything that allows a lot of contact. I've got him. He's quicker and faster in some ways I might be able to beat him in straight line speed. Now I've gotten faster but he's good at basketball and out. Probably give them the in baseball. But I think football football kind of Trump's all the other sports. So I take him a football and we're neck and neck right now in God bless him. I played beat him pretty handily. All right. Pretty lean right now. Yeah. Yeah. I've lost five pounds since about this time last year and been working out with xfinity series driver, Blake cook. And he's been trained in my wife and I so I'm feeling pretty good. I think I'm getting better those sports because of it. But to answer question, my handicap is a fourteen. Okay. Dropdown of us in his category. No, that's not coming to them. On double digit handicap ever. So you mentioned your wife Haley hell as hell is being married. And now you know, your dad with house that sorta changed you a little bit your perspective on things. It has changed me as a person one hundred percent she's the best thing that's ever happened to me. And even knowing her since I was nineteen every year, she's made me a better person on and off the track. And then we brought our little girl in the world. She's, she's the light of our world. And she's just made us even stronger as a couple, and she, she's been there for me when I have been irrationally whining and crying about what I get to do. And, you know, taking on so much of the pressure of who I am, and I would come back to the motorhome after races, and I would cry and her arms, and she would be there to pump me up. And she has changed my life to give me so much more perspective. And what matters in life and. So thankful for her influence and the way that she's impacted me. Because you seem like you have a different perspective. This year thing, I'm thirty but you seem you seem like you're just taking it in a different way this year. Yeah. Absolutely. My, my whole career was about what I can do to impress people to get to the next level, and who I needed to give myself away to try to get to certain point. And then it made my whole career about myself and what I was cheating. I let it define who I was off the track. And I realized that, that's not what it's about. And it's not what God says it's about for me, and I'm bigger than that. And that I'm that I'm not determined by my performance. I'm just determined by the situation that I am. And I get to use my platform that was not by my doing, but by divine opportunity from God that I get the opportunity to go out and race. And he's using me. However, he needs to use me, whether I race for another ten years, another two years, or five years. I'm just blessed to be here and living in a good opportunity. So, so. That perspective. How do you answer critics who say, because of his last name is granted you hear it all the time. And I've had this conversation before, how do you answer those people who are saying the only reason you're here, we all get somewhere because of somebody or some circumstance? Right. So the I was blessed born into a family that was in racing. I still went out and race the bunch so raised one hundred times a year as a kid and, and put my whole life to it. And most successful I wanna makes Finnity series. I haven't won yet in the Cup series. I hope I do, but it wasn't all because of what I did. It was just God's plan for my life. And that's where I am. Some people might not understand it, but I feel like I belong, and I feel like in some ways, we've kind of proved that this year and it's still not easy, no matter what road. What pack you take their and you said, why one next finished? He writes Indianapolis. But, but putting that in perspective, what you just said, intrigues me, so much about thinking that because a lot of people don't understand that you still want to go perform your competitor, and you want to do that. And it doesn't matter if your grandfather's Richard Childress, and all he may have -ccomplish you still have to do that. And you wanna do that. Yeah. Absolutely. And put that helmet on there's nobody who's more fierce and aggressive. And you I mean, cautioned with my radio because I'm, I'm giving it all I have when I strap in and drive that race car, I'm doing everything that tied ill and can do, I think my problem used to be in the past when I got out of the race car. I felt like I didn't do enough and I felt like I was supposed to do more. Now, I have perspective that I gave it. All I have. I'm going to walk away from it. Whether we finish thirtieth or where we finish it. I it doesn't matter the next as going gonna go on my life is bigger but I still love what I do. I just have a different perspective. The lines are jam. So let's get to a few phone calls that we can. At least let's get Tom in Atlanta. What's on your mind? Eight tom. Gentlemen and good afternoon tie a big fan of yours and part of your accomplishments in two thousand nineteen with Germain racing being a satellite team to our CR in your racing future. When Richard retires and moves on to the retirement, these see yourself in your brother, taking over the family business in a leadership role and racing under the RC CR banner. You know, I have no clue what the future holds for me as far as that. I know a lot about our sport. I love our sport in NASCAR. It's brought a lot of great things into my life. And but I don't know. I think what my, my grandfather goes with his company is his call, and I think there's more beyond this, but I'm just kind of focused and where I am now and to think about that even gives me. So I'm very proud of where we're at as Germain racing. And I always tried to while I'm racing. I am trying to better myself off the track for the next opportunity because I know for me racing might not be longer than ten more years. I'll be thirty seven and there's a whole lot of life left outside of that. So very passionate about marketing our sport. We, we had a three sixty live Cam inside my car. And I and I hope that, you know, people by onto the growth of the world and marketing, and as far as running businesses, I think we can continue to grow and I was trying to work with NASCAR as far as that. So whatever opportunity comes my way, I'm. Always looking in ready for what opportunity comes next, but also trying to stay focused and present. And what I'm doing now and Germain racing. I'm so proud of our team. We're sitting twenty-third sandwiched in between our satellite team Austin endanger, their twenty second twenty four points. And we've never been that close. And we're moving in the right direction as team. Well, Tom brings up a great point. You are the satellite team Dr CR, but Richard your grandfather, so how much do you lean on him for advice or to talk to during the week? And he's not your team owner, but he's your grandfather, I think sometimes, but I think there's a definitely respectful boundaries, especially as we've grown up, and he knows. I'm trying to do everything I can think, as I've gone from being a young kid to a man now, now being a father myself, he is respecting starting to respect more of letting me work with my team. And I know he wants the best for me. He's always been the greatest grandfather in that way that he wants to provide everything that he can. And I think the biggest thing is in this past year. He's allowed our team. To, to kind of grow. We've actually moved closer to our CR, and that's been helpful, and he's been there to say, hey, whatever you guys need as far as information where here, but we're also doing a lot of our own things at your main with some guidance and some help from, from our, you'd have to be pretty cool, though, to go there race alongside your brother for your grandfather and bring kind of bring Richard Childress racing back up to to where it was one day in the sport and could be I know it's out there right now. But, but that would have to be pretty cool to think about that was definitely the dream growing up. You know, me and Austin, leading the charge for our CR winning races. Run in one to just over time has changed my relationship with Germain racing in the risks that gyco and Germain has taken me taken for me in the way that we've grown as a team, I I'm not looking towards leaving them right now, you know, I'm looking forward to a future of continued growth with that race team. I'm so happy wearing them right now. But who knows it might not even be. My grandfather might be another. Opportunity Germain racing to be extended for the rest of my career, and that would make me so happy and the future you never know what's what's going to happen. I'm just happy to be wearing them right now we're coming up on NASCAR America. More of your phone calls for time Dylan. Plus, we'll talk slide job tiger impersonation earlier. That's coming up next. Coming up one lap to go. Job. I don't even want. Never does it work side to get back at this weekend. EJ checkout. The schedule of all that we have going on this weekend, all the opportunities we get to be on TD. It's going to be a lot of fun. Scheduled whatever they're looking forward to it. Yeah. A lot of fun. Yeah. Nothing juniors. Join us fan Friday and is going to be down on Friday and Rutledge out among the fan somewhere who knows what can happen, mayor. But where can you have a race that you get in one lap, the final lap, you get up potential slide job and then a bump and run all at the same place? I, I don't think we're going to have. I don't know. I don't know that kind of magic again. But hopefully we do Kagera and it'd be fun. Yeah. It's a lot of fun. Certainly racetrack, where it's wide doesn't have a lot of grip and it's bumpy. So it's going to be a lot of fun. I think that's. Now, especially with this package and any package. Really? We have a track that as drivers. We can run from the yellow line on the bottom scrape the wall at the top, it's gonna be a good race. So it's going to be three four. We've seen five wide race and it was four wide the triable or the, the front stretch at Charlotte. I didn't think that was possible made that happen. So we're squeezing these cars where we can put them with this speaking of time and Chicago land. Bob from Pennsylvania has a question for you tie. How are you, Bob? Having a good night tonight. I'm been a fan of your's ever since you started truck series and have so much respect for you and your brother. My question is what is your chances this weekend of bringing your Cup team? Their first win or Tom five or top ten finish. Thanks, bob. I think you keeping in perspective, what we just talked about for my and a half. I think, you know, perspectively win would be a top fifteen for our team. You know, if we can eek out a stage win on fuel mileage would probably be a good thing too. But a win for us this week going to be a top fifteen fish meeting. We executed everything perfectly and our car was probably performed above average. I don't know. Sometimes we show up to these places when we have really good speed. Sometimes we don't know what happened to our speed. But I think we wanna make sure that we're running, where we know we can somewhere from seventeenth twenty first, and then execute everything proper. And if you have a race like we had last year you never know we're gonna end up at the end of these restarts. And that's what I do love about this package is. I'm very aggressive on restarts. And if we get down the end these races, and we have a track and a car that is capable for me to drive good. You never know what we're gonna end up. But thanks for the question hot slick conditions at a racetrack where you can run the wall. That's sounds like you're kind of formula to me, I would think it goes back to the graph to the turtle. Helps exactly right. Let's go to JJ who's in Daytona JJ. What's up? Hey guys, it's time and offend years ever since he took the time to say hi to me at the flea market Daytona. And I know there's nothing Chicago but hook next week in Daytona purchasing out. So they got the wicker Bill coming back ties that can have any effect on like how you would race differently or does it mean absolute nothing at all. I hate to break your heart, but I feel like it's not gonna do much JJ. I think that they kind of put a wicker on it at Talladega. And it didn't do anything but make us go faster. I think what we're realizing is the bigger, the whole we punch with this new package. The faster the pack actually goes behind. So I think the race at Talladega was good. I would like us to slow down a little bit. We're still going too fast. I think at some of these places I think we can still put on a great show. I don't think the Wicker's going to accomplish what we really want accomplish. We've probably just knocked horsepower out. We're still going to have a great race and hopefully, I'm fist bump and just like that. Before the big, big w when you get to a place, you and you talked about Daytona Talladega be in places, you know that you have a shot at winning you wanna be aggressive and you have to be aggressive at certain parts of it. It's hard to temper that and pull those rains back a little bit to make sure that you're giving yourself a chance at the end of the rice all stars practice for me. If I feel like we have a car that I can take up to the front and run up front. I'm going to be aggressive and try to win the race that way. But if we don't have a car, I can't pull out and make a move. I've got a change my game plan, and it's it's moment by moment. What I feel like we have. Sometimes you got a survivor to be in there. And that's kind of what we did this year. The Daytona five hundred. We brought a car that has finished in the top fifteen for the past six, I think superspeedway races. And we brought that car back mode. We do we survived it wasn't the fastest car and we've finished six which was a good start for a team. We brought a car to Talladega had more speed. We wanna stage I was able to be more aggressive. We're bringing that. Same back car back today. Toner and my tendency. Right now is I think that we're going to be aggressive and try to win that race straight up. You guys ready to take a trip. Yeah, I love next off to New Mexico as our tour of fifty states in fifty days continues and a special. They. Thursday for Cayenne in west racing from Noma raceway. So how series regular like Haley Degan fair against a Cup veteran like Austin Dillon. Find out six PM eastern right here on NBC steadying out, west are fifty states fifty days toward takes us to vodka speedway part New Mexico's finest venue for grassroots racing. But as far continues the tradition along with weekly racing the track plans to host year round of incense, just boxing and M action sounds kind of like fun on the track has held a sneak preview weekends this month ahead of its grand opening next week on July six and word is getting out about vodka the world of outlaws are set to raise their next winter, cool racetrack. And we welcome one of nascar's rising prospects, who hails from New Mexico, twenty year old tan or grey driving, fulltime and the kaneohe pro series east. So how does the kid from new mutt New Mexico? Wind up in the canyon and east series. Phanor. Oh man. I guess just kind of being at the right place at the right time. You know, we my dad grew up racing out there and. I was ten years old from from New Mexico to North Carolina, and that's that's where we're at now. But yeah, when we moved to North Carolina just opened up a bunch of different different avenues for racing and, you know, allow a lot more opportunity to, to get into it. And you know it's kinda how led to where we're at right now. So we heard about Bado speedway park describe for us. The grassroots racing scene into Mexico Tanner. Yeah. So when I when I grew up. My dad was into rations modified, so he'd get, as Thrum from school, every, every Friday, and Saturday, and get us and take us up to the dirt track. He raised at a place called boss. Cruises, right there in New Mexico and. I mean it's, it's pretty it's pretty simple. It's not quite as, as you know, nicer some of the dirt tracks that you'll get up in North Carolina or anything like that. But you know it's still cool. It's got a lot of good race car drivers that come out of there. But that's a lot of fun. You know, I mean, the, the darts definitely different than what you'd see here. Like in North Carolina. You get more of a red clay out there. More just a like a Brown dirt kind of sandy, sandy look. And so that was something different than we'll when we moved out to North Carolina, but on on it produces some, some pretty cool little racetracks. So, so we saw the photos a moment ago. You made the transition from NHRA to stockcar. So it's been the strangest part of not going straight and going in a circle. Just getting used to how much, you know, driver feedback. How much that dictate your weekend really? And I'm sure you know tie and came back me up here. It's just it's. It's very dependent on what you feel and stuff like that. And you know from drag race and you have data so you don't have to worry about all that. So that's definitely taking some time to get used. You're just whoever in the right back and kinda putting it in, in words, the crew chiefs could understand, and make the right changes you know, in NHRA we have state of systems so, you know, Dr it really half to, to say anything hitting look at everything, right there on the computer and, and see exactly what the car is doing what it needs. Other things just the ratio of the races drag ration-, you know, we only in it for six and a half seconds. And you know now and it for you know, an hour and a half and still that's not long compared to you know what, what ties us to whatnot, but it's definitely taking a little bit of getting used to and definitely having to get my fitness a little bit better shape. But. It's been fun Tantawi appreciate the time best of luck the rest of the season. Thank you. I ten are you tie tie? You ten or have something common? You've been to thirteen aero, by the way, his straight line and circle. So hey grassroots racing. Because what Bubba Wallace is doing the summer. He's gone back to his routine in the seventy six this was last night. Running the legend series at the summer shootout. He went from third to first in a lap and a half to get the win. That's fun. That's, that's pretty fun. It's always good to go back home and get your confidence back up for Bubba. He was really dominant as, as a, as a kid growing up in the legend car series, so. No, he gets confidence going back. And, and one of those races anytime you win anything. It always feel good. Well, after the win Bubba tweeted that out that you just saw a moment ago. Good to be back in victory lane. You know, I like that DJ like that he's gone back to his roots. If you don't know the summer shoot house at ten week schedule at Charlotte Motor Speedway this young man race there. And they abandoned rose and legends. He's going back and racing for him as enjoyable. It seemed like. Fantastic that drivers do this. I know Kevin harvick's done it over the years. And that's what it's all about is going back and getting that fan base and getting them excited about that. So much should tell Bubba, you're not supposed to go back and beat them, back and compete less. About that. They'd be Bubba Wallace but it's great that he's taken that time. And making the effort all of that effort just helps all forms of motorsports in appreciated. Does. What about that? Yeah. Yeah. What it does for those kids that he's racing against is huge or grownups at he's racing. It's, it's big. I grew up racing. Legend cars, I watched Bubba when he was younger, he was in band Leros when I was in legend cars, but in the class above me was David Reagan who was in that time racing. A Cup car racing. It's now I was successful in the legend car series and racing against really good drivers and that gave me the confidence. That's fifteen years old. That's when I met my wife oaks, so. Perfect. Yeah. So she she loves me. For more than my looks better, the summer shootout. Yes. So her and her family report beside us from Washington, state and. She parked, right? Beside me her, and her family, and I wore her out for years and years years chased her. She's like no way. You're crazy. And finally, she let me under heart, so I left everything. Well, thank goodness. She did because you're wonderful to have around. I say we have a Cup drivers legends. Grudge match like once a quarter Abby great and. The track quarter-mile going right points or, or involved needs to are I think so. K ex. Yeah. I would say, you know, just put a trophy out there trying to get. Team. I'm working all angles. Exactly. Well coming up, we will talk to Dylan about if he was president of NASCAR for a day. What would he do? We're going to give them the magic one coming up next. I was very young. I started racing when I was thirteen kinda just misfits offering together. They were the ones that were teaching me. What am I he was my coach? He was the first one of that dream. He was a workaholic. See really paved. A lot of the way for me. He helped me mentored me. He had just been around for a long time. Couple times, you've probably me out and a lot of us leaned on, on their family. Holy crap. What do you do? This is a frequent shocking. The behind the driver features that will be showing you in our half of the season are just fantastic. You're surprised don't give away your reveal, wow, surprise where you when I had no clue that you guys had coordinated that at all just showing up to an interview, and you can see on the face of those guys, they're all blown away, because they're talking about people who had big impacts on their life and their career. So I look forward to watch that, that to DJ you got a lot of those interviews emotional moments that surprise you. Maybe must watch. I'm just telling you right now. I saw like Monday with a little bit of what we're gonna show. I get chills. Both times just thinking about if it was incredible, one of the best things that, that you will see this year. I think about the most influential people in your life. And then they pop around the corner, you're certainly surprise, certainly emotional no doubt about it. Let's go to Larry in Oklahoma. Larry how you doing today? I'm doing great show, you guys like I've got a question, but I, I want to tell you son, you have become one of my favorite drivers this year, and it's because of the change. I've seen the new. I know it's real. It's written all over your face. Wow. That means road. It's but you know better than I do know rice worth north winning is ever easy. So you keep hanging on, okay? Hang on their much ado. Here's a question. Nascar needs people in the seats to not just five balls on the screen. Right. What do you think? Nascar could do to get more people in the cities. Larry this question is kind of right in my wheelhouse right now. I have a lot of ideas. A lot of things I would do if I was at a position to help make a difference. I made some comments back a couple of weeks ago in Pocono about what I would do. I would have live streaming cameras in every single race car. I would have a way for our drivers where they know it's more just as important to react and interact during the race. So caution comes out, you know there's four or five questions that are sent to the pit box. You have a second radio. Maybe that says, hey, if you got a second, we've got five questions from your fans want to know what happened in that segment that can be. Just as important to the long lasting impact of our sport as getting the right. Call on pit road four tires tires as way the world is going for our sport. I would wipe out some of these grandstands, I would provide two or three different ways of entertainment at a racetrack. That's what a younger fan base wants to feel they don't want to sit still for five hours. They will be at something for five hours. We're going to have to entertain them in multiple ways. My wife gave me the idea of she's just as brilliant. She said, do I private deck on grandstand section to a second deck where it's a concert, maybe you're wearing headphones the silent concert, but you can still walk over and watch the race. Go the third deck, and maybe partner where the top golf and put a top Golfo top just do something out of the box. Got to change our sport. We have a lot of opportunity, we've got to entertain in multiple facets. We are the only sport that we can allow people inside of our office inside of our helmet. And we've got to embrace that as drivers team owners as a sport to start interacting in that big way. And that was a step that we took with the three sixty. Cam inside the car this week. That's pretty cool stuff. Have you ever seen a snake pit at Indianapolis about exactly right? You know, I think being mobile is a better way to entertain. Now, we gotta give multiple views multiple different ways of entertaining. And I think we've got so much room to grow as a sport. And it's very exciting. We just got to open up our minds as a whole those people have no idea racist going on. But it's packed long. They know their Indianapolis Motor Speedway for that race. And they're going to go back next year because they had a good time obviously partying crazy there. But they're going to go back and maybe it's the next year that they go back and they make an interaction with a driver. And they start falling the sport more than they fall at the next week at the next track. And that, that way of getting them there is all we need to get him there. We have the greatest sport in the world, we need people there. So if we have to draw them in for one way to, to get them entertained by us, we can do that we should be able to ticket today tone. All these ideas to everyone, you got that, right. But that was when I read your comments, it was most unique perspective that I've seen, and, and trying to get to the young people to get them involved in our sport. It'd be about it. And it makes perfect sense to me, I've grown up in this sport. And I've watched it changed in when I was growing up. It was at the highest height, and you guys were dominating and we were doing everything right for for that generation. We've gotta make sure we're taking the next steps, and we can be a head. We have such a multiple multiple faceted sport. We have so much opportunity. We have so much landed H, one of these tracks. We can be the best in excel pass where we are. Well, if you're still in the line, don't worry. We'll get to your NASCAR America Debry streaming on the NBC sports YouTube channel after we're done here. Don't go away. Let me say this what they Ryan is next. Maybe say this now I'm gonna say this. Let me say that. Let me let me say this say that sorry. No. Let me say this. Nobody else. Talk for one something. But I'm gonna tell you. Man. You talk a lot. Drivers to cows monologue. Let me say this Nate Ryan is here that means it's time for hashtag. Let me say this, and whatever you have been tweeting during the show, Nate, go ahead. So no Kyle petty but some questions for you tie. And hashtag, let me say this Klay Garrett wants no twenty lap late model dirt recent shootout door speedway, who wins, you, your brother or Tyler Rettig. Let me say this me. All right. Nick Delaney, wants to know at night racing seemingly better with this two thousand nineteen rules packages that help or hurt you, I think it maybe hurts us at mild, a half's helps us at short tracks. I do think the night racing is a little bit better with this package, just because the group is wider wider, the more grave we gained. So I think night racing is better don't know if it's helping us at Mona house, okay question for the panel from gen Sarah's hashtag, let me say this. Why on the road course this past weekend at all? The cars have only one windshield wiper, even though there wasn't a chance of rain in the forecast data about NASCAR mandated by NASCAR wins money spent ideas passed around on what that does and put in the right angle. You go back and look through a bunch of pictures and see some team ideas, the difference in which the angle was there is an advantage there. Okay. So some aerodynamic edge there. Tom wants to know what is the best Christmas present your grandpa ever. Give. Probably he he's giving me some really cool old guns. We're big western fans growing up so small like over unders and stuff like that, shotguns. And that's probably the coolest thing. All right. Cool. There you go. All right, for me. True or false. You've done Yvonne done a mock draft for fancy football this year. False. Yeah. Big fantasy football guy up there in my fantasy category. I'm still going to win and dominate my fantasy leagues, but I'm just going to let you know, some people have a couple of months headstart or so famous fantasy league one time he has a celebrity fantasy league and a made it to the final of the chairmanship, and I lost, and I made the final this past year. Lost had really dominant teams. We just gotta get that championship game down. Did you lose to tell me not Austin, I'm just not going to respond? Why doesn't respond? League. They will they're gonna hang on. Everything football major league baseball, twenty nineteen package that does it for motormouth today? Hey, head over to the YouTube channel catch on the debrief. We'll see there and we're back here tomorrow at five for NASA.

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"Did He Hamlin Conquers the tricky triangle. There's not a week shows up. I don't think we can win. I don't know many teams really can say that and Jimmy Johnson has a new coochie. These are our top stories. We'll lead discussing these headlines with P._R.. In Zone Alexis Ericsson and from Fox sports one Hermes set right here on fast. It's fast talk on the performance racing network presented by Toyota but the latest Toyota racing information formation visit Toyota racing dot com wigs filters with over sixteen thousand filters find the correct wicks filter for any vehicle go to Wicks filters dot com advance auto parts they ahead think advance and by auto trader ready to set record time at the dealership accelerate car buying online with auto trader now. Here's your host for Fast Talk Dev Rice. It was a one two three he finished for Joe Gibbs racing poconos. They conquered the tricky triangle with Denny Hamlin leading the way of the threesome for Gibson big news from Hendrick motorsports. Jimmy Johnson not really surprisingly has a brand new crew chief. We'll tackle lows and other stories. I'm joined by Alexis Ericsson and of course Hermes Sadler Alexis any shock for you that <hes> Denny Hamlin once again back in the group at Pocono absolutely not I think we need to start looking at Denny Hamlin as one of the favorites <hes> come homestead at the end of the year. I think <hes> the race was a relatively entertaining. I think if you're a fan of strategy you were definitely entertained yesterday because there was at one point so much strategy. I couldn't keep up <hes> Steve Guitar and the T._v.. Booth was having a hard time keeping up so <hes> but yeah I mean Denny Hamlin I think he he's flexing his muscle at the right time. I was having this thought I was driving to the studio today. When are we going to start looking at Denny Hamlin? Hamlin is a serious championship contender. It's got thirty four wins in NASCAR's top series in very seldom. Do you ever hear him be being mentioned with a Harvick or a cow Bush or even a true X. for the for the most part when you look at his stats they just blow you off the page because he's so much under the radar so very saint point there lexus just brought he's gotta be a favourite. Let why had he been favourite before now because you are waiting for them to implode or get a speeding penalty on pit road or have a Goo- phone pit row whatever the case may be but his stats if you just take a look back at and he is really really performing at a high level I think data is paying somewhat for sins of the past getting to the championship around melting down at Phoenix that year when Kevin Harvick got into his head and convinced him. You can't beat me and I still think I think there's a hangover from that and being close a couple of times and I think for most of us we gotta see any perform in those last ten races at the level. We've seen him perform in the first twenty one yeah I mean I would agree with that. I think I I'm not exactly sure what season this is for Denny but he's definitely definitely considered a well seasoned veteran in the sport and <hes> you know he still searching for that. I championships. I think the fact that that has eluded him. <hes> up until this point could be a good factor for why <hes> you know maybe he's not at the top of everybody's list is as as far as being a favorite is concerned but you have to look at the fact that you just want his fifth rice. The POCONOS wanted third race of two thousand Nineteen <hes> and he races for Joe Gibbs racing who had three of of the top four cars. I mean there by far and away you know the best team all <hes> you know come into the track every weekend and because he runs with Joe Gibbs racing equipment just like his his teammates <hes> they have to be considered favorites hadn't been too long ago that you know a lot of the talk around Joe Gibbs Reysen the prior to this year and into this year is Christopher bail. He's Dannon xfinity series winning races doing all the right things when he comes up to the cup series. Where's he going to land in the Joe Gibbs family? There were people before the the season started saying Dinnie Hannemann will probably be the first one gone because of his age because of his experienced but to ducks point. He hadn't really got over the Hump at the right time of the year in now l.. Denny's Kinda turn that narrative around and ads like Okay Eric Jones was going on with him so that he's Kinda done a good job with maybe some distraction or motivation of you know he you may have used it to kind of turn the heat away from him in it right now. He is in championship for I mean I I can't disagree with that and if I were Christopher Bell I might be a little bit worried because not only as denny hailing performing at a high level but Eric Jones is also turned the wake up in the past three racist racist. He has three top three finishes so it'll be a really hard decision. Come the end of the year for Joe Gibbs and everybody over there to figure out where Christopher Bell goes who stays who goes all of that stuff is going to be an interesting decision to make well of course for Joe Gibbs serves as a former head football coach. He's used to cutting players. I think this is going to be a little bit harder when it comes that time army because how how do you cut Eric Jones right now just what Alexis saying three top three finishes runner-up at Pocono has been right there. His improvement is really jumping up. It looks like he's a locked to probably make the playoffs. Maybe not a lock right now but he looks really staff to make the playoffs and how do you in good faith. Well you just not good enough. We're going to bring the kid up. It's going to come down the sponsors and who's who's got the most money who they won't whether they won't you know give Eric Jones a little more time to see if he can take that next step in win consistently or because just because Christopher bail is winning regularly in the xfinity series does not mean he's GonNa Rotten in the cup series in win regularly as well but sponsors in other people will have a play in that you mentioned Joe Gibbs the football coach and I get asked not all the time but periodically about Joe Gibbs racing dominance and some of the struggles at Hendrick motorsports has headed. We'll get to Jimmy Johnson Christie situation in a minute but you gotta give Joe Gibbs and even <hes> <music> bless his heart J._d.. Gives a lot of credit. They got some really talented drivers over there and ultimately they got good cars. Good engines good people good engineering but they've got really good. They've got better drivers than some of the other teams right now and that's one of the reasons why they're so I think better drivers than any other teams. I think they're drivers. Just leveled up the beat anybody else speaking of gray drivers Jimmy Johnson seven time champion has a new crew chief. The run of Kevin Mentoring lasted lasted exactly twenty-one races forklift Daniels got called off the bench to replace him shortly before we went on the air well I was just saying I didn't WanNa be the upper echelon Joe Gibbs to make that decision. I'm not sure I WANNA be cliff in this situation. He's a now where he's going to have to race <hes> pit box and get Jimmy Johnson. I have to assume that this is a maybe a last-ditch effort from Hendrick motorsports to try to get Jimmy into the playoff cut off right now. He's a minus twelve points to Ryan Newman <hes> <hes> who's in the sixteenth position and I think that that you know it's going to be a hard <hes> a hard task hand for him but we'll see we'll see what happens doesn't matter how many championships you've got. This is a performance based business. Yeah and Jimmy Johnson is improved. Some speed-wise Stu got the finishes but I think when you look at Cliff Daniels Jimmy has confidence in cliff. Daniels for two reasons will probably for many reasons but too big reasons number one when cliff came back to the forty eight team as an engineer four five races ago. You could see the improvement on the performance whether you're a driver an owner. Whatever you're looking for difference makers on your team if it's the driver that can step in the seat and make a difference? If it's an engineer they can come over and make a difference cliff. Daniels made a difference in so the other party is <hes>. Many people may not know this but cliff is a pretty accomplish racer. He's driven before he's raised. He knows a little bit about both sides of the equation in I agree with Alexa Disa- This is just a a you can call it a panic decision whatever the case may be but I think they know their backs against a wall is doug as you mentioned with a new sponsor. They can't do nothing they have to do. Something allies dropped a lot of money on there and here's the other thing just doing what you're doing was not going to be good enough. They have been out of the top sixteen four four times this year now five times. Jimmy has been ranked seventeen. That's that's unheard of. I don't think there's anything to make me think that even if this team makes the playoffs we're going to be talking about them after the first three weeks aches and I'm not downgrading Jimmy Johnson. I just don't see it. Yeah I mean I I I would agree with that statement. I mean we've been talking about Jimmy at Nauseam. I feel like for the past two years <hes> about the struggles over at Hendrick motorsports <hes> as the team is a whole but you know also Jimmy sticks out above the rest when it comes to that because he's a seven time champion but then you see the strides in the games that are being made by William Byron and Chase Elliott and even Alex Bowman who now has a win in the Cup series and you just don't really see the same aim amount of strides in gains <hes> from the forty eight so I hope I hope that they make it but I'm not sure that they'll be <hes> you know illegitimate title contender at homestead to be that conversation at homestead we've got let's be honest five or six drivers and teams names that we think if they get hot at the right time or you know when they get the homestead they could legitimately draft to the front and drive away and win a race at homestead into forty eight team right now just done they don't have that ability to drive from full V six field. Take the lead and go win race on the racetrack. We've been celebrating top ten finishes this year from Jimmy Johnson. That's unheard of coming up on the show we will tackle good times bad times as we will also get a little green flag black flag action. We're going to talk about the new format for Pocono next year. They will run the double header. Is that a new way of thinking for Nascar. All that's coming up on this edition of fast. All you can grab a hotdog anywhere. What will it be but you can't always grab one from the trackside concessions with the guy's been slinging since you were a kid three hundred calories tuning into three hundred decibels cheering Martin tricks junior until he clinches to win? Take a bike and if you taste something greater your family now the summers heating up follow what could be the Toyota racing families best season ever Toyota racing dot com Toyota. 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The O'Reilly autoparts pit reporters each week on p._R._N.. The performance raising network from the grant state of New Hampshire down through North Carolina and all the way to California the speedway motor sports four hundred footprint is truly national dot jarring. This is burress never well. Whenever you hear Jimmy Page Robert Plant better known as led Zeppelin you know it's time for good times back times this encompass the whole weekend because we often defer to her because he covers the Gander outdoors truck series so we will start with Alexis? Give us a pair of your good times from this past weekend. I'M GONNA go little unconventional. I'M NOT GONNA pick drivers <hes> here. There's some that obviously had really good days <hes> but I'm going to go with to Kinda unconventional things. The first thing is strategy. I think sometimes we worry a lot about passes on the right track and all these things and those things are certainly what creates exciting racing but I think sometimes the strategy gets left in the dust and when you go to a place like Pocono and you have so many different things working out like we had working out yesterday it makes really excited. At least I thought it was really exciting and then the way that the caution spell and the strategy strategy with <hes> you know fuel mileage and all that I found that to be very exciting and I thought that was a good a good time because it made <hes> for an exciting rice for my <hes> vantage point and then the other thing was the P._J.. One I think the fact that Poconos a first non S._M._s. a semi attract to go out and decided to put down this P._J.. One track bite whatever you WANNA call it <hes> many drivers after the race yesterday talked about how they thought it helped significantly that the first race that we had pocono. There wasn't as much passing there was. It's a Lotta passing on the outside yesterday which can be contributed to that P._J.. One being put down on the racetrack so I think the fact that Pocono said you know what we want to try to and it worked was really good for yesterday's by the way the drivers have done a one eighty Hermione P._J.. They won. They did it when it first came along but now everybody's Im- embracing the stuff including the race winner yesterday dam and gave it credit basically say if we didn't have that I wouldn't have had a lane to make a pass to win the race. They're coming around on that. I'll stick to the cup series for my first a good times and we need more these for this race team. If you're a fan of him but Daniel Hamrick had a good finish <hes> on a yesterday a seventh place finish and that team needs some momentum as well as is often dylan in a lot of that teams had ups and downs and <hes> so it was a good to see that team actually get a good finish. Maybe get some momentum hitting into the record. Daniel Henrik is an underrated road course performer in my opinion and I think he's he's got a chance to some people may keep some momentum going and the other good times you guys mentioned it. I get a chance to cover the truck series on Fox sports one what Ross jesting in these motorsports have done and are doing <hes> in the Gander outdoors truck series is just truly amazing to me. It's a good sign because it shows potential drivers owners sponsors of the people that may be looking at Nascar about maybe getting into sport sort that you can come into a top series of NASCAR and you don't have to have the top notch affiliation with Henry or gibs or now niece. motorsports gets their trucks and stuff from G._M.. s but the SPEC engine rule oh that a lot of people did not like to begin with takes that out of the equation and in it's a good you know it's a good feel-good story that shows people that you can come race and be competitive in the truck series if he got a team and a driver and in an owner that are not afraid to do a few more things on a shoestring budget and do things a little bit differently. It's been fun to watch absolutely and I think Ross. CHASTAIN is just fun to watch in general. I mean you know he's he's. The watermelon farm rings watermelon out smashes. She said he had a big blow up watermelon trying to fit in the truck but couldn't get it in there. He's just he's he's fun to watch and he has great personality and I I hope he continues to have <hes> success agree. One hundred percent all right Herman. Let's go from good to the dark side of the dark side add completely on the flip side of what I mentioned about Him Ryan Prese with at team and he's been unfortunately my bad time because I think he's really talented and I don't know whether it's a confidence thing or or what needs to happen but of that team really could use a shot in the all. They need some good things to happen. I think Ryan priests even at the couples to talented <hes> to have the finishes. They're having then awfully back to the truck series rees we talked about Ross chastain good time bad time Stewart freezing one of our up and coming stars accomplish dirt racer so fun to watch hangs to truck out doesn't mind you know hanging it out loose with he goes in Pocono. You know he's right. They'll net playoff bubble goes in turn. One at Pocono on the bottom of a three wide spins hits the wall. His Day is over on lap one and now he's got to racist to go. Ill Door in Michigan. He can't just play offense. She's got a place in defense is well to try to protect his spot in the playoffs a bad time for that team yeah. I'M GONNA go with some bubble drivers as well for one of my bad times <hes> you know you look at <hes> Daniel Suarez and Jimmy Johnson and the day they had yesterday there so much more to be gain they especially when you look at Johnson probably speaks a lot to why we had the news come out that we did today about his crew chief swap <hes> but they just need to in the position that they're in currently with Johnson minus twelve soir smiles has thirty one they need to make big gains every week and that just didn't happen yesterday for them. pocono Johnson Finish Fifteenth <hes> and I unfortunately don't have my paper here to tell me where Schwartz finished but it was down in the <hes> in the running order <hes> scrambling rambling twenty four twenty four th yeah exactly so that didn't gain them very many points and then <hes> speaking of points my other bad times myself yesterday. I unfortunately forgot to pick my fantasy picks so <hes> I luckily luckily the picks that I had in New Hampshire where the same ones that transferred over and I had some decent picks in there but I didn't get to pick any of the bonus points like you know stage points and things like that so I didn't have a very good day yesterday Y- you're not focused. I know I know I know you'RE GONNA be into game. You gotta be all I know what army here's the sad news and all of this. I made my fantasy picks. It's only buy online all right speaking of fantasy. Let's go behind the glass now. At our NASCAR SIN saying get our fantasy update and value picks all right doug it was well. We were pretty good this week. Not is good as New Hampshire. We didn't talk about it because the show was done from loudon but you had a great week in New Hampshire nineteenth over all that was your best. You've done all season long who robs to Doug Nineteen one hundred fifty. He yea crew chief change. You GotTa think about where Doug started it wasn't good. It wasn't trying to be another show making big swings but every week as we go to the tricky trying pocono. Let's take a look at our are a top score for the week that was Watkins Native Number One with two hundred thirty four points are top P._r.. In score was Brad Gilly with two thirteen. I had two hundred seven Alexis with one ninety two and Doug with one ninety <hes> Doug you had a really solid lineup yet joey logano Denny Hamlin Kevin Harvick and Airedale Merola met Benedetto let you down though he was fast in practice just couldn't back up that run from New Hampshire and then we're gonNA take a look at I have three value picks or Watkins Glen and we're GONNA take here small sample size but I'm GonNa take Daniel swore as in two starts he has to top five finishes a third and fourth last two years the next driver Eric Jones also small sample size tenth and a fifth in his two started Glenn and he's got three straight top three finishes. The twenty team has got momentum on their side and they know they have to run good to keep their playoff hopes alive and finally we're GonNa look at Kurt Busch. He hasn't won at Watkins Glen but in his last ten starts seven seven top tens and that's what three different teams with team Pinski when the year with furniture row and Stewart Haas racing but that's before he pissed off stenhouse so go well with all due respect to recuse in house to catch Kurt crash yeah. That's a good gone down and catching incur PAL YEP. There's always that by the way they had a little twitter feud and there's a lot of people out there that are not recap interrelated quickly. We'll just say that it escalated quickly. Don't like him some Ricky Stenhouse in house all right coming up on the show. We're going to be talking about a big announcement driver panel that Bristol Motor speedway having also we'll touch on the ramifications the double header next year at Pocono right now. It's time for our Toyota performance performance report and here's the way the Toyotas finished up at Pocono Denny Hamlin of course one Eric Jones was second Martin X. 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In Doug Rice with the legs Ericsson Hermes Sadler who's going back to Emporia as soon as our shows over today's a special day Haley Drew Sadler turns twenty one happy birthday to hey. I just got a picture that other daughter Cora just took Haley to the A._B._C. store to make her first. I purchase what did she. What did she by <hes> She Boston little airplane bottles of something but she was for those that don't know Haley? My Middle Child has autism. It's a special date a number of ways but before I left homecoming Dan he of course it. I'm GonNa take you to the stolen that you bassam alcohol because Haley's really small yeah and she knows somebody's going to try to kick her out but she's not old enough and I asked her if she gonna drink alcohol and she said No. I WANNA get sick. Mark Girl there art congratulations on the twenty first <hes> this week I get to M._C.. A cool panel is twenty years since Dale earnhardt dumped Terry Labonte Bristol famous. I just wanted to add so they're having being a panel discussion after Nascar Hall of fame some of the panelists appropriately include Terry Labonte. He's got to be there. Yeah you gotta be. He got its cage right. Richard Children's Andy Graves who was Lebanese crew chief at the time the Larry mcreynolds and chocolate Myers are also going to be so you're going to have time to even talk not beauty of it. All I gotta do introduce these guys. Let them go if it was just Larry mcreynolds all hey guys have add so oh. That's going to be kind of fun because I can't believe it's twenty years in that was the very first race that P._R._N.. Ever broadcast at Bristol Motor speedway well that is very cool when you think about the fact that are very I race was one that is so iconic everybody but what's also really cool about it is that this event is open to the fans so if you're in Charlotte North Carolina area and you can get to the Nascar Hall of Fame Tomorrow Two o'clock <hes> it's it's going to be a ticket worth buying now. That's on Tuesday yeah this week. <hes> you gotta gotTa get into the hall of fame but it'll be a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to it. I remember Barney Hall late. Barney Hall from Alteration Network Marketing Nubani pretty well and he stopped us up in the media center. It was the first it's time we had done the race. Well Barney lived close by so he always came over and he said you guys worn out and you know we're like we did the Coca Cola six. We're all on this. He goes halfway through them. Just telling linnea literally we got to about lap two hundred fifty of a five hundred lap race and I looked over garrison. I'm worn out. Amar hearts costed so does their wares you out. There are some glory years back bristling. Absolutely I mean you you you. You never had time to stop because they were always coming back around again and another fifteen seconds so with that in mind army will start with you. Are there a couple of finishes in Nascar that when you think about great finishes initiative which we've had a bunch this year that just popped your head really quick with the first thing it wasn't a great finish but it was an unusual finish. When you guys started talking about Bristol? A race was in in those days a Bush Grand National Series race at Bristol. Do you remember when more came off the racetrack yeah with one left to go and gave David Greene a victory at Bristol Motor speedway. David Greene went onto one the title one the Title I was in that race and I was like what's happening here first thing I thought okay with am I ran Mark Martin. I didn't have to tell you about it. He quit lab early. <hes> when I think about finishes to me though I mean I'm like you guys been a fan competitor. Remember the media for years and years and years to me of all the great moments and all the great things that have happened that I've been able to experience. I still go back to Daytona in July. Two Thousand and one after Dale EARNHARDT got killed and go back for the Dale earnhardt micro obstacles because my brother finished third in that race because nobody cared but but to me that was just an unbelievable thing from start to finish in e cutting scripted different so if you didn't really care who won if you believe in divine intervention and all those things is for somebody trying to make something right or putting something you know making peace with something that always comes back to me when people ask me about NASCAR moments. That was a great moment. I mean honestly. Sleep just thinking about that gives me chills. Does I remember when I watched it. You know on my couch and yeah that that's definitely a great one. I always think of it. I know it's one that a lot of fans think of two and that's Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch at Darlington coming down to the wire our closest finish in history all of those things beaten and banging and <hes> that that will always go down as one of the greatest finishes I think <hes> in all of Nascar Cup series racing but then you think about the finishes that have happened recently. I mean you know there's all this talk. Talk about <hes> you know no passing and all of these things but two weeks ago in Kentucky we had a great battle for the finish between two brothers Kabushiki Kurt Busch with Kirk coming out on top and then you mentioned it to me earlier today and if it's one years I'm sorry but I'm stealing it. That's the Robo last year which was fantastic with Marci X. and Jimmy Johnson and then blaney coming out of the the smoke in peril from them crashing and winning the rice so I mean those two are to that that stick out for me <hes> as far as great great finishes. I like those Rove will because it's so close to me that I just think about that. Wow that happened yesterday. That true X.. Johnson crashed and here comes blaney just puttering along at no business winning that race but he did. I'M GONNA go way back in the time machine and I've told the store before I went with my brothers to Richmond in the cold in March one year and drizzly nasty with about twenty five laps to go my brothers said we're going to the van and and warm up and I said I'm staying here to watch the end of the race and that's the race where think Bobby Allison Darrell Waltrip Dale Earnhardt all crashed on the last with three laps to go and here comes cow petty from fear just tooling fooling around and it's seven eleven car. No business went into rice got his first victory it so I get back to the van and they're like well who won Alison Earnhardt cow petty and they start swearing all petty yeah it's kind of a personal feeling in there but one of my favorites so those some of the things will give you we'll probably have a little bit of audio from that Bristol Presser celebrating twenty years if I just meant to rattlers cage whether it's at the dealership and the gas pop auto trader is always looking for ways to make your automotive have experienced better we now get into the launch disclaimer ever Internet Winfrey gas for a year from auto trader N._P._R.. In visit GOPI are in dot com forward slash auto trader for your chance to win free gas for year and see official rules. No purchase necessary to enter to win opened a U._S.. Legal residents over the age of eighteen ends November fourth twenty nineteen void where prohibited. I don't like disclaimers. 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We've got a car in the ask and four five six cars fly away Bank of America Robo Four Hundred September twenty nine at America's home for Racing Charlotte Motor speedway start planning your experience today visit Charlotte Motor speedway dot com welcome back fast talk Doug Russell Exerts Hermes saddened before we get into our topic which store from this past weekend I live in Salisbury North Carolina played golf with the Buddy of mine so got dumb golf but when went to church early play golf than we stopped local water and hold pickups and cheeseburgers and guy that was in there said I gotta go outside and see if I can collect money for my bet proving that Americans will bet on anything and so what are you betting on on and it's a lot of people hang out outside and he goes well. There's there's a little caesars pizza that we could see across the parking lot. He goes and there's a bunch of Geyser. He said we have a standard. Bet On everybody. That walks walks in how many pizzas they're going to walk out with so so if you walk in and you got like a blue shirt on the there's blue shirt I think he's going to buy three pizzas for whatever and like an over and under yeah yeah. I don't think it's over. I think I think you gotta hit it. Directly likely that's awesome proving that Americans will wager on anything and if you get a chance you can can not a lot going on in Salisbury big time to carriage room. Yeah whatever keeps you from you know being bored. I guess that's awesome and of course as we have our own. I'm not sure they'll be putting up the odds on how many pizzas are coming out of the Salisbury little caesars but if you're interested you can catch it as a pre ratio before every race this season up race that Futures John Robertson Jeff Hammond and and couple of different <hes> folks Vegas who helps set the odds which is becoming more and more and more part of the landscape in the Nascar Universe speaking the landscaping the Nascar Universe Army <hes> Pocono will next year host the first ever Ver- Cup series double header weaken your thoughts about that thing is great and I applaud Pocono and Nascar for taking a shot and basically you've got racing on Thursday Friday and Saturday and Sunday. You've got a a truck Truck Cup doubleheader on Saturday and Xfinity Cup doubleheader on Sunday and let's face it a lot of the things that NASCAR has tried to do to reach new fans when it comes to race cars or rules and stuff like that it hasn't really resonated that whale with the fan so maybe having this type of the weekend will you can action packed from Thursday Friday. Saturday Sunday will hit that button and regardless again. I applaud everybody involved for taking a shot. Yeah I mean you you have to think about when I saw the news come out they put out. We've known about the double header for some time when they put out the twenty twenty schedule. We knew that it was gonna come out but just this past weekend. They talked about more of the specifics in the details and two of the things that I take from what I saw was a number one that it's going to be like the best value ticket you can buy. I don't know what the price of the tickets going to be yet but if you just think about strictly the number of national series races you'll see in a span of today's it's four you get as he said before you get truck rice in a cup race on Saturday and I and xfinity rice in a cup race on Sunday which I think <hes> is going to be fantastic but the other cool thing that I like about it is that they're going to invert the field for the Second Cup Rice. We're GONNA have won qualifying session. <hes> that will set the field for the first race which is a T._b.. De Length. They haven't determined the link for the first race yet. The second race is going to be three hundred and fifty miles <hes> and however they finish in in the first race say there's twenty cars on the lead lap. <hes> the twentieth car will then start. I I in the second race so it just adds a little bit of thrill to it that we I wasn't expecting and I'm happy that they're doing so the drivers can either complain about not being able to pass or getting the car and figure out how to pay us that they WANNA have a right too tight Louisville's somebody sandbagging to be the last car on the lead lap. You Bet sure sure if I'm writing in the twentieth. I'm leading a guy pass me so I can get the poll yep absolutely that's going to have I think this can be a format that we're going and to see more and more than just hit me while we're talking. <hes> Watkins Glen is coming up this weekend. Love that place beautiful. They're almost sold out with thirty. Five thousand grandstand seats and fifteen thousand Campers Pocono had a huge crowd out in the infield. I liked the music festival seen in Lexus. You're aware of this a lot of the people that go to these shows. What do they do they can't they can't I think NASCAR is often catered to people camping her me but but I think that may be something they need to be looking at more and more in the future? If you're coming to experience a weekend one a lot of Americans do that in two it's a lot cheaper than than booking at local hotels in a lot of which you own people to turn it into a vacation three four days and if you can give them you know you let's face it good racetrack now in may be a practice or maybe a qualifying this thing Pocono for four days in a row this some type of activity in Racin on the racetrack and to me. That's that's quite an incentive to want to load to family up in into the racetrack for three or four days and that's just talking about what's happening on the racetrack. I mean every track that we know of it has <hes> concerts that they offer and other fan fest the things like that. I don't know exactly what Pocono has planned to do next year but surely they're going to have things like that to offer the fan so yeah it'll be it'll be great. I think we'll see more of this. I if this works out in Pocono and I don't see why won't I could see down the road road three four more tracks having those weekends the teams would love it army because you're only spending that money to go there one time and we've talked about ways to shorten the schedule or give more time off and here here you killing two birds at one stone. You're given the teams and the fans another weekend. They can do something else or decompress for a weekend will while at the same time you know getting the same amount of racing done so I think it's a win win at great all right so we'll see all of this shapes out. Would you like to double header at Bristol absolute. It'd be fun. I think it would be great but they're not going to be very many cars lift to run that well. That's doubleheader logistics of that for the race teams is going to be another added thing that will be interesting because how many backup car seat take 'em back ours backup cars NASCAR allow you to take those things are things that need to be ironed out but it'll be fun to see what happened by the way I'm not saying they're going to do a doubleheader. Personal just popped into my head. Gerry Cole Wills Probably Listening Driving Driving off the road going. Don't tell them that accelerate buying online with auto trader. Do your paperwork it. Financing options are Real Kelley blue book trade invade save time at the dealership. When you start your deal online accelerate the deal with auto trader coming hang up little thing called green flag black-flag? Have you written a book and WanNa get published then call page publishing a sap. We're looking for authors of all types of books and unlike most publishers page publishing. 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He's got too many fans like we'll see that I'd say you're just doing that. I Diane to for self president. I'd like to all junior either. Do you invite all the chase Elliott fans to follow me on twitter at her. Obviously a nice things chase Elliott Elliott love elect Alexa. I'm GonNa say <hes> telling again again. Chase Elliott has become a non factor heading into the playoffs and I'm gonNA say black too. I think you know like he said he has a lot of fans. I think he's always going to be a factor because of his star power but I also think they've had a rough patch but they're going to get back. Sadly we will deprive the writers water and sustenance writings to horror but their union involved in this no no no. We're in the south all right norma array anyway. Let's get back to this green flag black flag starting with Alexis here in the final four. We will have three Joe Gibbs ours this year from where we say right now. I'M GONNA say Green Party. I think that's easy s it and that's an easy one Schadler flag. You Got Harvick in Lugano and gotTa Get one Chevrolet in some at some point do technically but last year saying we'll see right so <hes> mark the tape. We're GONNA disagree with Alexis home. I don't get an opportunity to disagree with a woman yeah and I want to do it here. No offense pence full of whose turn his term Mr Eric Jones will win before the end of the year green flag it just much like we saw with Alex Bom before he won. He is not running fifteenth right now he's running top five and so that's the Knicks natural progression but he'd better do it pretty quickly yeah green flag. He's trending in the right direction. I think there's a definite <unk> what does he you have to third places in the second place in the last three racy better win before they make some other arrangements for his fitting and see he's got reason to want to win. A green flag black flag bubble. Oh God is better than regular black-flag yeah. 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The two good race team <hes> already got four wins this year. He's one there before and they need to start getting back can kind of winning form hitting into the playoffs all right that one that saw that is a solid Alexis Ericsson. I am going with Kyle Busch and my reason being is that he's lead fifty plus laps the past two weeks. He's been there things either of his making or not of his making have put him back in the field and I think he's the type of travel. That's GONNA say no more. I'm getting a victory lane. I'm making it happen to Watkins. Glen so look for the eighteen to motor to the fall was solid L. A. Pick on Bush. I am going to go with a guy that hasn't done much lately but I think that we're going to see a bit of a resurgent from this driver. He had an impressive day. Yesterday I thought after tried to knock down the wall and that is Brad Kissed Laskey he did but then he came back to finish eighth after they practically wrote him off on television after he had his troubles in the beginning of the rice and he came back and had a top ten. I thought that was suppressed. Peak in a great finishes habit him in Kabul a couple years go up at Watkins between those two that were all sideways and back and forth with all the grass all track who who was it that he was it was that are ambrose that he raced with that one year and it was cast last game ambrose. Who's got the yeah yeah that was? It was good finish so I just I think Brad K.. I I like that race team. I think they've got a good shot. So those are picks army sat relax. Martin True X. Junior Kyle Busch is the pick of Alexis Erickson for myself. Brad Kit's laskey Mom Brad K. good to me go to wigs filters facebook page for a chance to win NASCAR and N._I._H.. Are A ticket of course P._R.. And it's based here Charlotte Motor speedway we talk a lot we try to to help the speedway out because they let us know great friends of ours their their budget they less use the parking lot which is nice. They let us by Alexis still a great deal for fans that WANNA come to the second edition of the row. Yeah I mean a fantastic deal in my opinion to for sixty to come to the Rhovyl you know this September thirty dollars to get into the Rhovyl after the race in the show that we got last year thirty dollars ticket to for sixty and you get to drive on the Rhovyl of all I think it is maybe the seventeenth of August is the date that they'll let you if you WANNA drive your streetcar on the road will if you buy tickets then you get to do that and I think that's fantastic so if you're interested in come into the Robo to for sixty I have my reservations about the Russell last year but to me it was just now yeah off the chart how it it was delivered how the fans could see the race and all the things plus those who come into road to the race pain that sixty bucks. We'll get to see a peak pit wall that I'm GONNA help paint Wednesday Yep prior to the race or breast cancer awareness is Paul ownership with Bluecross blueshield so we coming up on Wednesday the head at that event in Victory Lane here the Charlotte Motor speedway and all that kind of roles into a Rhovyl weekend and I've always been proud to be a part of the usually MC that they usually bring out some heavy hitter leave it or not they have invited me to come back again really dispatch despite the fact that I'm only somewhat eloquent yeah three years in a row man that's awesome as bad as a great event. Normally they bring out some some athletes from other disciplines to come out and help paint pent wall. That'd be a big thing and you can check that out when you come out to the Robo for the race and on the weekend another little special touch they do here at Charlotte Motor speedway and if you want to go ahead in and talk to somebody at traveler speedway about that too for sixty deal just one eight hundred four five fans and they'll the their website and her while you're here I we we kid each other a lot but I wanna give me some props. You were one of the people that I feel like in this sport. That's most active about causes your very forward facing about breast cancer awareness because that's hit your family and and also the same about autism awareness it would be easy not to do those things and cross your arms and say hey somebody else can do that but you and your brother Elliott have have been right out front about a lot of those issues I think that speaks to the character of you and your Fa- I appreciate that we've got such a great platform here and we went through the same emotions that other people do when like my mom got sick you first you're you're mad and you're upset and you're you know unsure what to do and then once you come up with an action plan then you decide to try to educate others on what your experience is and how you can help them with Autism Haley was diagnosed when she was a two and she's now twenty one today so same thing we went through the wisest happening to her. Why's it happening to us where angry were upset? Were Mad and then once we take a deep breath in decide okay. We got to do what we can to help her. In once get her own the right path our next thing is we do to help others and so we've been able to to meet in touch and talk to hundreds if not thousands of families over the years that had been affected by autism in some way one way or the other in it makes you feel good to be able to other people stories. Absolutely I mean that's why I love about the sport of Nascar not only do you and your brother do great things for great causes but <hes> I think a lot of our our stars and superstars do a great job at that. 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In The Draft Show: Jimmie's Paint Scheme - NASCAR News

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk

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

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

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Matt DiBenedetto Road America

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I don't know this guy is the final lap weekly featuring the latest car racing news his driver interviews preview discussion rumors and more now. Here's carrie murphy until we christie. Just a couple of you guys talk c._f. L. w. zahn you've found the place where we talk about all things nascar name's kerry murphy of a longtime nascar media member and syndicated radio your host of all things the final lap co-host toby christie nascar editor from the final half dot com and social media director all things at the final app as well as his own website at toby christie dot com. I say here and now that we talk about nascar okay. That's a pretty good deal. I guess <hes> <hes> at least for agreeing. <hes> big big huge gets for the show this week second-place finisher. I'm gonna just give it away because this is just too awesome matt. The benedetto is on the program nicely done. How did our at our department of getting guests land that. That's awesome well. He hadn't even taken achon office helmet and i had the request in. That's that's good. That's very well. Everybody else's wrapped up in the emotion of the moment k. murphy's going. I'm getting them on the show. That's right. I'm typing typing away my request and i don't know if they do it. <hes> first-come-first-served or not but <hes> i i couldn't hurt. I mean you guys approves. I would imagine you're one of the first or so it doesn't hurt. I wouldn't imagine there you go so yeah matt d. and it's a fun interview. It's a lotta fun on out has to be since you've told it to be so well yeah absolutely so i mean i mean despite the second place finish. She's still in good spirits and we'll <hes> we'll talk to him later on in the program. Let's <hes> if folks want to hear us again without lifting a finger. What do they do. Well i mean the easiest way to do that would be subscribe on your favorite pod casting platforms such as <hes> spotify iheartradio tuner radio stitcher radio <hes> apple apple podcast google podcast all sorts of different places like that <hes> find the final app and click subscribe and boom boom. I'm loving the spotify way. I've been listening listening to it. <hes> that way a lot and it's just so super simple. You're you're in there playing music anyway and you want to switch to a podcast boom there. It is yeah i mean it's pretty pretty streamlined linux pretty nice totally. Let's get into bristol motor speedway. <hes> it's the world's fastest half mile. It's the track too tough to tame. It's a fighter jets and wait. I mixed one one of those up. I think that one's coming up track too tough to tame but anyway bristol motor speedway half mile of mayhem <hes> no. That's a different track to the southeast. No that's not even an operation anymore. I just like having track sayings and throwing them out there. Yeah the giant video monitor right. There in the middle of the track did not fall. I know so this is like five straight years where it it hasn't so that's good those cables must they must've gotten really strong cables and maybe even tested them. I want to know how often the chains without because i think i mean they're only rated for a certain time. I mean you have to keep my upkeep on those things yeah. That doesn't seem like a fun job. Either audio took place while you're you're change out the cables. I think you lower oh yeah. I guess yes you can do that. I was thinking of some really strong. Dude all right. Get the really strong dude out here somebody like he man or superman or or the like i don't know i don't see that happening crazy all right ten to one ryan blaney at number ten there yeah. That's that's pretty good. I mean didn't get get involved in a pretty pretty hard accident or in this race yeah that is a little bit odd that he finished tenth <hes> so hey you know dusted himself off and continued on yeah. Ah i mean like gouge through the side of his car really good so the fact that he was able to rebound for a solid top ten's awesome. He looked like he might have had a race winning car there for a little while. I was pretty fast best before the accident so that's kind of a bummer for him. Yeah kurt busch at number nine. He's pretty pretty decent at bristol from what i understand yeah. He's got what six windsor yup yup six daniels whereas at number eight he's still <hes> you know getting it done quietly in the top ten yeah well. He continues to put together. Good runs even getting stage points in such <hes> has competitors for the playoffs or ahead of him. <hes> aren't quite getting the same things done so this might be big for him. Isn't this the fortieth race in a row. The clint boyer's wears wrecked and finished top ten yeah unfortunately by doing so i know the other ones were direct. He didn't finish top ten <hes> but yeah in doing so he's missing out on stage stage points so although he did finish ahead of daniel suarez in this race he actually finished behind him in the points for the night. That's too confusing for me. Kyle larson managed to <hes> keep it between the lines and finish six. We keep saying that each week now. It's been four or five straight weeks saying that. I think we can just assume that he's not gonna hit the wall. Now i am not assuming that for the next race ace okay because everyone hits the wall at darlington. That's a good point. That's a very good point. Yeah chase elliott's at number five starting to become a little <hes> short-track ace in his own right yeah you went through an early summer swoon and had a lot of really bad finishes and now all of a sudden he started to rebound after that watkins glen win and it looks like a chase elliott's back to possible championship form as we get towards the playoffs here. Kyle busch didn't get it done fourth place. I'm sure he stomped off and and crying he he was pretty upset that his teammates seemed to be out finishing him. Even though i'm looking at the finishing order here i'm the only one of them ahead of them but yeah no so he was pretty upset. He had a really difficult to drive race car by his. You know standards and started. What thirty first or something like that came back to finish. Fourth is a pretty good night if i were him. I'd be pretty satisfied with that too. Considering his car was so far office not bad p._k. Brad kazlauskas. I don't think i heard his name all all race long. He bled quite a few lapsed at nea like ninety or so relapse. I might have stepped out of the room for that yeah. He led ninety laps or something all right fine. Whatever the story of the weekend though i mean that's what we're getting to hear. Everybody is is talking about matt di benedetto in fact. He's on later in the program. Did you hear about that yeah. I think somebody told me about that okay. He's coming up in just a few minutes here. <hes> just just i mean i think the entire collective nascar universe was just hoping and willing this guy to win the race lead ninety three laps. This was no fluke no mistake best career finish but he was going against any hamlin and the might of joe gibbs racing yep and and <hes> old tires first off and he had an older generation all and new yeah new in older tires and an older regeneration of chassis from the same team that ended up beating him so <hes> us tackle that together and it doesn't look very promising pretty emotional there in victory lane denny hamlin <hes> like you know we're we're gonna talk about fourth win of the season second career at bristol but those two guys i mean hats off after matt d. awesome post race interview for tv and then he heads over to victory lane and and got some words from denny as well yeah real real class act on both their parts in fact any halen. I don't know i think this is part of the classiest thing he's ever done. This cup series career a lot of people don't like his attitude usually but <hes> he even admitted that he hasn't been the best person away from the track over his life but he's trying to turn over a new leaf and i think <hes> be he sounded very mature and very apologetic for winning almost he did he. He did seem like of all the people to be the he didn't wanna beat matt now especially on a week where matt vendetta was told that he won't be back in the ninety five car next season. <hes> the the the spotlight was on him. What can you do you know and then he goes out and and i practice was fourth or something second practice he faced the session and anything qualifying he was seventh or something and he had a really early draw so you shouldn't have been that far up but as oh how that cars got some speed and then once the race started he was up there all night long and got their lead for ninety three laps and and it's not the first weekend that he's done well. I mean he's he's finished top ten a bunch of times in the last what nine races are so. He's had five five top ten finishes and four top fives or something i mean it's been ridiculous definitely now. You've got your ear to the ground what what could be a possibility ability for matt next year when you look at the things that have opened up now. You've got the thirty eight car that david reagan was driving which is now vacated. That would be a possible avenue there. Um they've been in talks <hes> worcester racing technical lines for next year. Although it seems like those talks have stalled a little bit so you wonder if maybe they'll talk toyota and see if they get a joe gibbs racing using <hes> a technical alliance or something like that going forward. If that's the case i think that would be a slam dunk benedetto with his with toyota background <hes> and all that <hes> i yeah. I think that would be good for him. <hes> but then you also go fast racing number thirty two <hes> cars as well as talking about a a technical alliance for stewart haas racing <hes> the rumor there there isn't cole custer would come from the series of takeover coriolis joys ride that would leave the joy out of variety looking for a ride as well <hes> so that's for things really start to get interesting because the joya interesting prospect as well <hes> but you start looking at stewart haas racing as a whole and there's no guarantee that clinton warriors coming back next season. There's no guarantee that daniel suarez is coming back next season season and for that matter even though it's expected it doesn't look like erica and we're all assigned just yet either so three seats there that could overturn eszterhas racing. I don't think all three will will but that is. That's deficit interesting things to look at matt benedetto. I mean matt has definitely opened some is i would think he was opening is before but man the performance last last week has got to do wonders for his resume more yeah then you group them with all the rest of his <hes> finishes lately you look at the last night and races. He had an average finish of eleven point seven. That's a third or a fourth of the season right. There <hes> an average french levin point seven. That's getting it done especially for a team. That is <hes> you know still underfunded. Even though the the new alliance jogos racing they're they're chassis they can only afford to have one generation further back so they're not the newest latest greatest stuff <hes> so they're still very competitive but not quite as competitive as they could be any still doing. This kind of stuff had in second place finishes bristol. <hes> top ten's on top fives at road courses. This is <hes> and even new hampshire finished top five so he's getting it done with the agony should be opening is for sure not to mention. He is the nicest coolest guy that you'll ever talk to as well as the emotion of the night he gets out of the car and still does knocks the interview out of the park for tv yeah and it would've been very easy because the contact with ryan newman for him to get out there and just be seething at ryan newman and newman on the bus for but he didn't do that and he said yeah we may contact the the car got a little tired after that but he didn't say ryan newman costing us race and i think that gains him a lot of respect as well going forward that he didn't act like a crybaby after race <hes> he he battled hard ford on long. He didn't just let hamlin go either so he pretty much checked off all the boxes you wanna see out of a guy <hes> if you're wanting to to to sign him to your team pure and absolute heart when it comes to racing he is a racer. Let's get a good victory lane. Now like we mentioned <hes> like a half hour ago denny hamlin fourth win of the season second career win at bristol here he is speaking words allowed this racist special just in general i mean <hes> you see how many people were in the stands today tonight and you just saw the atmosphere really when i got here on friday. It was just it was electric. I mean you could it. Just tell this this weekend is is big and i you know i definitely got at least two or three texts for my crew chief saying you know this one's really important to me. So are you know so encouraged me to not take one lap off. Bet i have a week off ahead of me and i can rest in so he was he. He was a whipping the horse <hes> for the entire week and so <hes> i i knew that i i definitely can say i did not take a lop off tonight. So it was great to be able to come back. Obviously from two laps down and obviously you have multiple wins now every short-track and then of course we've got any hamlin's saying that this win did not come easy. I knew that <hes> i definitely can say i did not take a lot off tonight so it was great to be able to come back obviously from two laps down and obviously you have multiple wins out every short-track so you know it used to be. I would say early my career. I can't wait to get to the short tracks but now just can't wait to get to a racetrack track in general <hes> weekend win. It doesn't matter if it's a row course or short-tracker superspy way or anywhere we just can win every single week and really the last two months. It's just been incredible that <hes> the adjustments we've made is the season gone on and just keep getting better as crew chief chris gebhardt on team in chemistry. Every great sports team is is always about chemistry in my opinion you know it's the ones and zeros are important the xs and os we're we're gonna call it but but in the end it comes down to chemistry and chemistry is a very fragile thing and it's something that you can you can gain quickly and losers as quickly but <hes> it comes down to trust in faith in one another and faith in this group and i think <hes> trust is earned. It's not something that's given but i think fortunately we got off on a on a good foot in i in this race team and over time he's he's just realized that if he stays in the game we're going to have a shot at it and the last six or seven races <hes> eight really we. We've just had pretty clean races. This one wasn't clean tonight. I call clean races green races in my stat sheet there was there was a while where we didn't have very many green ones but we were running really well. We've ran well all year. It really just comes down to getting the green races and we've had a lot of them. Lately and the results speak for themselves and joe on denny becoming a better person off the race track nice timing. We just mentioned that i do see that i think a daily you know i think <hes> maturing everything that's going on with him and he did mention off the track and i know he's made a real effort in a lot of ways and so i think is material person and certainly as a race car driver. I think chris deserves deserves a lot of credit. I think he's really got dini grounded. I thank you know when you get a lot of confidence going with the crew. Chief makes a huge the difference and i think tonight good example. Everything in the world happened and for them to still win the race. I think it was a great effort and <hes> for me personally. It's a huge deal for me when i see j._d. Over the door in the winner's circle c._n._n. He had this kinda year. It just makes being realized how much we miss him and how much as star race team and now what he means to denny to all right. There's the crew from joe gibbs racing and denny hamlin on a roll. Let's not lose sight of that is over the last five races. He has a two point three average finish finish. I mean that's just insane after not winning at all last year yeah. It's like five or six races. It might be the last six races actually where it's a two point three average finish but that's insane man dan so i mean this happens quite often. You gotta driver that gets on a roll. Of course they're handing him the trophy already but you and i know with the the way the format works out. It's still a crap shoot for that final race. Yeah no definitely is the thing i take away from denny hamlin though what makes me feel like he is a championship kinship for competitor <hes> and that he might actually should be a lot of people is the favourite for this thing is not the fact they make mistakes because that eleven car does make make a lot of mistakes but they've rebounded from a lot of mistakes this season and turn really bad days into race winning days tex murphy way he had seventeen that seemed throughout that day to texas got that back and still came back and whooped up on the field to win that race this week at bristol leading got caught up in a crash with jimmy johnson and austin dylan that knocked him back he got towards the front again had a loose wheel late in the race and still came back and won this race as well. You just can't keep denny hamlin chris gay part in the eleven car <music> <hes> down for whatever reason this season they were able to overcome so much adversity and even when they're out winning and they have adverse still with a solid top two top five finish in their this appears to be to me de hamlin season if he's ever going to have one wow and he i mean he could a lap. The field several times didn't have all those problems. Yeah you start looking all the things and and it's like man he is so strong had it not been for those weird hiccups. What could he have done exactly all right the interview that you've all been waiting for. Are we been plugging the heck out of this on social media matt. Di benedetto is here next on p._f. L. w. like us at facebook. Dot com slash komo lab. This is the final land weekly on the final lap with us. Today is matt benedetto coming off at amazing weekend at bristol motor speedway. Welcome to the program once again. Thanks for having me all right. <hes> few days of past things have settled down <hes> take yes through those closing laps. They must have been thrilling for you. I am so sad afterwards not be able to get my guys that victory lane in but <hes> oh man it was crazy. We had such a good car. We worked. I mean my crew chief wheels. We are you know working on it and getting it better throughout the night and then win accounted we i mean mail that he made the perfect adjustment and they fired off like a rocket there at the end and we were able to drive from fourth and grabbed the lead lead and then <hes> you know got up there and and held it off and then <hes> i thought it was coming out in the closing laps. Danny was obviously he was fast <hes> but we were you know we could you know when i got some clear racetrack. We could match him on lap time and i'm like okay. I think we're all right. We maintained around a second lead for for a while. There and i'm like like all right. I think we're we're good and then <hes> i was catching newman to lap pam and i knew that was gonna be a tough obstacle to overcome and i knew i could get by him. Quick quick <hes> that that would put him in between me and denny and and there was clear racetrack out there in front of him so i knew all right if i get out of hand where we're home clear and the steel well <hes> we got it <hes> and then obviously <hes> you know contact there and i got twos outside stuff me and that that cost us the shot so stunk but you know it's just the start racing and everything has to go your way for you to get the win. That's for sure that's for sure why is newman so hard to pass. Why is he so stubborn. Earn by racism and i've watched him since i was a kid um and you know everybody's always known that about at least those guys that <hes> he doesn't discriminate so he does it to everybody races. Just <hes> really hard and racing hard is <hes> you know that's that's racing <hes> so it's not like you complain about is just <hes> you know everybody has their different outlooks on situations in situations like that i try and <hes> you know it's the reverse situation i try and just be courteous and not dictate dictate the outcome of a race and i try and gain the respect of everybody that i'm racing around because when it is the flip situation you know then he you know that that they can pay you back and paid dividends for earning the respect of others and that's how i try and do it. You know newman just doesn't have that outlook and that's just how he's always been in that. <hes> you know nothing i can complain about. It's just <hes> you know. Everybody has their different theories outlooks on how to race all right so nothing personal. I guess hey you went ahead and did the upstanding thing and visited victory three lane <hes> with denny hamlin. They're awesome dinnie the that's. I've i've told people as i don't know if anyone could possibly ever ever understand how how genuinely good of a person that he is. He's <hes> he actually sponsored by race car when i drove for go fast racing the thirty two to <hes> couple of years ago and got because he did that it's spread the word <hes> you know we're reaching out to corporate america because we were on sponsored <hes> and for race and <hes> he actually throws a curve ball and sponsored our car and it created a crazy story and we got a primary sponsor out of it as a poker at the time for six races <hes> in that <hes> and that was that was big for our race team and for those guys and so that's the kind of person that dinnie is san. Juan went up there to victory lane. That's the memory that all feel remember the rest of my life and he's somebody i have so much respect for i went up there and talk to him and in you could just tell how <hes> you know how emotional he was too because he was the rooting for me at the same time as racing that was that was crazy. He's just a neat situation and <hes> you know i saw when he was almost apologizing for winning and i'm like dude you on the race you had to a of the <hes> it's awesome and and <hes> you know so i just told him you know how appreciative i am for everything he's done and it was just really really kind words for for me and i was really cool and and emotional and that's just <hes> you know an interview to talk so much about us than me and i'm like hey man. He won the race either the what kind of a selfless person he said as much on t._v. I mean he of all people beat. He didn't wanna have to beat you so it's <hes> it's really a genuine anyone moment for both of you guys. Did you feel the collective. Just everybody rooting for you. I think even media members were rooting for you. The fans fans in the stands on t._v. I mean it was just i mean. Everybody wanted you to win yeah. That was what that was. What was so we most you know about it. All was that <hes> obviously it was a tough week. <hes> you know getting the news. I won't be able to return to a really tough on me my family and my wife yeah but you know that <hes> and you know nothing of the team's doing about levinas wife sharon are such good people as loved working with our team and i think they've loved working with me as well but <hes> just because of the circumstances you know financially <hes>. It's the reason nothing nothing more that so. They're great. The people on the opportunities been amazing but <hes> yeah so when that all happened yeah. It was a tough week but i went out there and we just you know being the whole team. Everybody just dug deep pit crew. Were i mean holy. Cow kick butt the whole weekend. It was amazing <hes> but i <hes> yeah we just dug deep and did our normal thing went out there and perform and that's what made it so cool cool is i think everyone just embraced in the story and the support afterwards is what kind of broke me down you know. I was trying to hold it together because the interesting tougher week <hes> but everybody just screaming for us to notice see and feel how many people were pulling for us is where i couldn't even hardly talk and get words out. That's where the emotion came from. You almost called your shot in the driver. Introductions you know you're wearing the boxing gloves and the cape and everything. I mean that that set the stage for the evening. I think it was <hes> you know getting stuff week. I was like man that driver intros and i think the the rocky thing would be perfect to underdog story and it's <hes> you know it's good. I like i like to have more meaning than just coming out to a song and so i was like all right this is <hes> this is perfect so came out the story and then finishing the night off that really you know we're really captured the story not insurance fun and it was cool. People enjoyed that all right. I'm gonna throw some stats achy achie- you lead the daytona five hundred just <hes> let a bunch of laps at bristol. You even lead talladega this year. You have an eleven point seven average finish finishing in the last nine nine races. That's a quarter of the season <hes> in my best seinfeld voice. One is a guy i have to do. That's it. That's the performance. This is been cool. It's been everybody just working together really well. We've all mashed <hes> and and <hes> it's it's all the the team you know wheels mike wheeler macaroni cheese pizza he's done. It's such a good job at the shop because we're a standalone team. You know or not <hes> you know. We don't have all the information from joe gibbs racing. They have to take the race cars that we get and in <hes> you don't make the make the most of all their information into it so that just shows how good they are and i you know lucky to be on driving and work with them and we all you know make the most of it together but as far as my situation you know it's <hes> that's all i can do is trying to keep on performing and hope that that overcomes all the obstacles of of the sport and the financial situation of the you know the teams the cost a ton of money for teams to operate which <hes> there's a lot of change. That's going to be happening in the next couple of years good. I'm just kind of stuck in the middle of that that obstacle so i'm hoping that still through <hes> through all that <hes> my performance and dedication to <hes> to winning and wanting to win the cup series as well. It's going to prevail for sure for sure now. They said on the broadcast that you were driving previous generation j._j. Our car and you're going toe to toe with their best of the best. I mean you had to really raise your game but yeah you know it's just <hes> we do get obviously great race cars and i you know some jobs racing but yeah of course we're not on the a program per se. I guess you'd call around the you know the b. program which is more affordable for for <hes> you know us as a team to be also at the same time we get good quality stuff so it works out perfect beneficial for both so yeah we do get what might be slightly behind the race scar compared to what they're you know racing <hes> but it just shows again. You know how how good are guys because mike wheeler my crew chief. He's been <hes> you know. He's he's been tubes racing for so many years and so he knows you know they're processing their race cars and he s so much knowledge. He's been around for a long time. He's a racer and our engineers <hes> <hes> so interesting how to work together and take that race car and be self sufficient and make the most of what we have in our car chief and everybody to find tune on that thing and make the most speed of it because because <hes> i need to go toe to toe with those guys a single car team and and you know really do that so that it truly is a single car team and operation genet just shows the power of the people that we have. You're only as good as the people around you have always said that huge believer in that and that's what shows for sure for sure ron with matt benedetto a couple more more questions for you <hes> looking ahead at the rest of the schedule for the season any tracks catch your eye that you might have the best chance at yeah i mean i really wanna be minnesota weekend because that was a big one way at circled off and to try and sneak in the playoffs here before the cut off so that was another big disappointment but <hes> aside from that i would say darlington coming up is <hes> you know better track so the ones we have to seem to circle off <hes> where we can make a bigger bigger difference at as a team are the ones <hes> you know this year were having a let off the gas and and use the brake pedal and you know try with my feet is basically how i say we as a team could make a bigger difference with what we have and run better so <hes> the tracks with the five fifty horsepower the bigger racetracks <hes> anyway at this high downforce package is made it harder on us. <hes> you know some of the mile has such broad darlington is worn out enough to where we will have some of that off trauma time and we will be the handling and stuff to come into play where <hes> we you know we could have a shot there. Hopefully <hes> of course the roble his great one 'cause you're definitely driving with your feet there and then yeah and then martinsville another good one but you know the main priority right now is darlington. I'd love to sneak our way into the <hes> the playoffs and he missed that shot this weekend but <hes> those so basically the ones where we get to drive their feet up gas our strong suit the ones it's <hes> you know during your wide open all the way around and i had it makes it tougher for your driving ability and your team's ability to really show what we have and you're not taking this this weekend off either right yeah exactly we gonna be fun being road courses and driving with your feet get see right to drive the eighteen canine supra or or <hes> purdue gibbs racing which is gonna cost them road america's one of my favorite racetracks i've ever been to in my entire life so they just recently asked me if i'd be able to to hop in in and filling and drive that thing and of course you know before they even finish their sentence. I said yes so that's a really good way to spend my mouth. We can do to raise take place there. You go absolutely well. I'm i'm sure that you opened a lot of is this past weekend. <hes> you definitely <hes> made a an even bigger name for yourself and i really appreciate shaped you taking the time here on the final lap and good luck this weekend and of course at darlington matt to benedetto. Thanks very much for being on the program. Absolutely thanks for having me like us at at facebook dot com slash the final lap final weekly getting you ready for this weekend's race. Welcome back to the final weekly. My name is kerry murphy my longtime nascar media member and syndicated radio host of all things the final f- are co host for the show toby christie nascar editor from the final half dot com and social media director from all things things at the final lap as well as toby christie dot com matt debenham data on the program. I'm gonna pat myself on the back nicely done by sir her and that's so awesome of stop by the show after the crazy busy whirlwind week he's had he's had such an emotional roller coaster being announced that he won't be back in the car having in his career best finish almost a race when <hes> and now the final ap as well so that's awesome he <hes> and as p._r. People were very on their their game. I made the request. There was no question sure what time what day he'll be there. I mean it was it was so easy so cool. That's awesome. That's great news so <hes> if tell your friends like we said on last week's program you'll listening right there. Go tell one friend <hes> preferably a different one from last week. Tell one friend <hes> about this show and have them listen and man we will <hes> our audience will explode while it was funny. We had one of our longtime listeners matt white who actually tweeted that he was telling people about the show as part of his homework assignment from listening to last week show so it's pretty obvious gotta do it again. It's really awesome especially. I i mean they pick up on things. We don't realize we say during some of these shows. I know it's kind of weird i mean the show just goes by real quick in our heads and all of a sudden. They're reciting things back to us and it's it's kind of humbling. It is definitely definitely is <hes> by the way facebook now has like the top fans and stuff for for for our facebook group so that's kind of cool yeah so i'm gonna keep an eye on that and so far far it's it's the usual suspects that that interact with us a lot so that that's awesome yeah it is so that'd be cool to kinda mix it up and if you want to be in those rankings get in there and start interacting directing people and we'll see how you stack up so between <hes> record time of last week's show and right now something huge major happened. Although it's already you you know the story is coming on but my gosh dale earnhardt. Jr. is playing a fireball on the runway. Yeah that's that's pretty scary stuff <hes> especially at a same place for this kind of happened allan quickey several years ago and it wasn't nearly as fortunate <hes> <hes> in that circumstance so very fortunate that <hes> dale junior was okay his two. You pilots were okay. <hes> also his wife. Amy daughter is on the <hes> on the plane as well. They were fine and and his doug is doug is dog gus. <hes> also made it fine so i don't know how but <hes> from looking at what was happening i it looked pretty terrifying to me. I'm i'm not an expert spurt of airplane crashes or anything like that but it did not look ideal and <hes> no it's. It's excellent to see that everybody was okay. You look at the the pictures <hes> granted. That's after math. That's after the fact and all that stuff but i don't know how you survive that. I don't know how in the world they all got out. Just just okay. I mean they all took a trip to the hospital and just to make sure they're all right and apparently everything turned out okay so that's good <hes> you always worry when there's a little one on board as well so i mean the fact that she was okay. <hes> just is amazing because i mean that that is so scary. It's last thing you want your children to be involved in something like that. So <hes> <hes> that's awesome. They all got out. <hes> looks like dale should be back in the booth going forward for n._b._c. Took the weekend off. Didn't he show up to bristol. Sam ready for work is i i did so. I don't know if he asked for it offer. They told me i needed to take it off but <hes> <hes> fireball. Go take some time off. So why are you even here. That is dedication. That is the fact that he even made it to the track. That day is impressive but yeah so this. This could have been a totally tragic event and i'm. I'm just so glad we're not having to talk about that. 'cause man this. This is not what you want at all. No certainly not and you know how i found doubt is i. I'm <hes> recording engineer by day and i'm i'm in the studio during a recording session and all of a sudden on my watch because you got the fancy watch that gives me headlines and stuff and it's coming from c._n._n. And u._s._a. today and all the big guns dale earnhardt jr. in a crash. I'm like oh my gosh. I gotta go home and work yeah and it was it was a long <music> after noon of work <hes> with all that happening and it was hard to keep up with special. You're not near wherever it happened. You're keeping up sources and try to follow the other news outlets recovery and to try to share information and man. That's just crazy. When i first saw the first thing i saw somebody tweeted man. There's a plane. That's just gone down here in tennessee deep somehow it got tweeted on online i saw on my feet and i'm looking at the thing and they're saying that the tail number has j._r. At the end of it oh no <hes> ah yeah that's not good. That can't be good and sure enough. A few minutes later was confirmed. It was the plane at that point. It's like well who was on it. <hes> is everybody okay okay in turns out. It was dale family and minerals okay so that's really good what didn't wasn't there. Talkers was at bristol well. I don't know i don't know if he was there on the initial seen things that day but i think he was definitely there for the press conference the next day. I thought i saw video. I mean he. There's still flames names and everything but maybe there was somebody else though yeah i know i think jerry jordan got there the day of <hes>. I'm sure there were a couple more. I yeah i don't really know though all right. Let's switch gears a little bit here. <hes> why why is ryan newman so stubborn on the race track. I mean give the guy a break. He's going for his first win. It'd be a huge story. No put your ego aside dude. I mean it's easy to say that ryan newman still battling for a playoff spot <hes> in his own right. If matt demanded that a wins that race first off that makes things things a little more difficult for him <hes> secondly <hes> you know he gets laughed. Something happens and he ends up not getting a lot back. Why is he always have to be see that guy well. I know it is it is very frustrating. It's always newman. That's that guy but when you've when you fly that close to the sun as far as a you almost not playoff berth goes at each year. These are the kind of things you have to do to make it in as you have to battle tooth and nail for every position every spot every rely on the track and that's what he does because that's the spot had wins in his pocket. He would still race that way. That's probably true. We've seen him do that in the past <hes> <hes> although we haven't seen him do that in a while so we don't really know how he would do with wins in his back pocket now this new format ensures that you're in with wins that wasn't always the case <hes> but yeah just from this bodies i understand where he's coming from. <hes> the race fan of me and the person who was looking for that awesome story. The other night was very upset about about that part of it but i mean i don't fault them if i was battling for a playoff spot i'd probably do the same thing i wouldn't care who isn't that ninety five car alibi but you know if he would have been to three laps down or something like that. That's what it becomes agree gis but he wouldn't even lop down he. He was just trying to stanley lapse. I i don't fault them for that all right fine. You got some details. Nascar announced some changes for the two thousand twenty xfinity and truck series seasons. Yeah the field size for the affinity series will be he cuts down to thirty six cars now <hes> so that's that's shaving a little bit off the field there that should give some more prize into the rest of the field. Only five starts now for the the cup series drivers in the series going forward. They had seven <hes> this season they were allowed to do of course they won't be able to race in the dash for cash races and the final eight races is the season and that's drivers with three or more years of experience of course <hes> the mesa bush dash for cash rules. You can find those that chris dot com it kind of knowing. We're getting all along rule stuff but no truck series same role for the cup series competitors. They are allowed five race per year and and of course they've updated the triple chuck challenge rules to get rid of that greg biff stipulation that ruin things this year where you have to have the person on the entry list before the posted so that s no longer thing you can now if you have somebody at the first race of it that wins that you can now put them in the next race even though they weren't on the official entry form to begin with. Let's go now with gregg. He goes out there. He wins the race and disappears again. Yeah he was pretty upset about the fact they wouldn't let them keep running for more money and i don't blame them on that because <hes> came out and got eh fifty thousand dollars bonus and look like <hes> things are setting up pretty well form. If you've gone to the next race that would have been hired thousand bonus and that one fifty but and they didn't let them do that so <hes> i see why he was all upset about that kind of felt like he's being disqualified for. Something that you know was kind of a technicality bogus. Seriously is bogus. <hes> what's the latest on some darlington throwback schemes. I know you're posting those like every five minutes yeah. It seems like it so <hes> the newest one's <hes> as of this recording co. Custer has unveiled a buckshot jones. <hes> throwback seem that's pretty cool <hes> the old aqua fresh number zero zero carson. That's really really cool <hes> buckshot. His name wasn't really buckshot but that's just i know all right. You takes on the nickname of buckshot shot. That's a good point <hes> so then there's also joy gays in the extended series race will be thrown back to the old tabasco fiasco. Remember that yeah so that's the cool <hes> kind of like reddish model theme that they had it <hes> the bud shootout that year in basco car yeah bradman his looks awesome too. That's that's the nineteen ninety-six <hes> rusty walls paint scheme with the cool yellow in <hes> red and blue splashes down the side and it's black and that's awesome michael michael mcdowell by the way as well. He's throwing back to <hes>. Jimmy means the alka-seltzer car <hes> from the eighties so that's gonna be pretty cool. There's a lot of these this year. That are really really awesome. The really well done really close if they have some sort of criteria like a decade or something they usually give them a suggested decade that the track track is celebrating so they hope people stay in that then the confines that but you don't have to doesn't sound like they are. I think this year is the early nineties so so <hes> some of them are and some of them aren't that's dope. That's dope. That's dope from the nineties. Oh okay. I see what you're doing there. That's that's cool. I used. I used to be a d._j. Back in the ninety s on a hip hop radio station. Yeah dude that's right. I don't think we said dude really <hes> cup. Series driver point standings <hes>. We got a a lot less time right. Now is to five to one kevin harvick. Martin tricks junior denny hamlin. Joey logano is a huge massive thirty nine point back at the leader kyle busch yes and that's important because the playoff or the regular season winner gets a bunch of extra playoff points. <hes> starts playoffs so this is a very crucial battle here here. Is your bunch double. Shot road course action this weekend road america for the xfinity series and canadian tire motorsport park. That's in canada by the way for the truck series. That is awesome. It's always always a good race. There's usually a epic duel in the final. Turn there. I think we've seen maybe like four or five or six races or something there and all but i think one of them maybe had head some kind of crazy either. They've spun the leader out going into the final turn or they slamming each other down the the back or the front stretch to the finish line then. They got a huge hill to go up yeah. It's gonna be exciting for the xfinity series. They are going to be on the massive fourteen. Turn road course elkhart lake. Wisconsin is the location four point zero four eight miles basically <hes> when they take the start finish line. You can head out for lunch. <hes> take your time. Come on back and you'll still i'll be able to to hit the next lap yeah and if there's a caution lap you can do seven of whatever you were just doing. They're still making oh yeah. You can go up mow the lawn uh-huh and hanging out marshall breaks during a caution lap at road america. Take a nap all right so it's one hundred and eighty two point one six miles forty five laps stage one ends on lap ten stage to twenty five and the final stage with that checkered flag waving is <hes> lat forty five interesting interesting last five winners here. <hes> are pretty interesting bunch when you look at them. Burning gone back in two thousand fourteen front of the show. He's been here lots of times paul monari twenty fifteen. He's a wisconsin native isn't he. He is okay michael mcdowell twenty sixteen. That was a pretty cool win for him. I remember that <hes> jeremy clements in two thousand seventeen. How big of a story lori would that be this year. He's looking for a playoff berth. Still that'd be really cool and then just all guy or last year. He needs a win in a bad way. He's at a miserable season and that continued at bristol so if he he could get a win. I think he'd be pretty happy to check out all the action n._b._c. three thirty p._m. Eastern saturday is when you're gonna be watching that one then we got the truck series they get the prime spot where the cup series usually is on sunday and that's go down two p._m. Eastern on f s one canadian the entire motor sport park is i don't know why they leave off the s of that but okay <hes> that's one hundred and fifty seven point three seven miles sixty four laps stage one ends ends on lap twenty stage to lap forty final stage ends on lap sixty four and i guess last last week or last year it was a double justin weekend. Justin haley took the checkered flag in that one. That's awesome. I didn't realize at the time i guess double justin weekend so oh by the way matt di benedetto is gonna gonna be driving. <hes> in the xfinity series race for joe gibbs racing. That's a good point in the eighteen car the aia canine car so that's <hes> been car. That's been a very talked about ride the season and he'll be in that one. I talked to him about that. He's <hes> way super duper excited. I would imagine so. This should be a pretty good chance for him to get a win under his belt. He's very the road courses as we've seen in the cup series this season and he'll be indefinitely the best car on the field. I've actually got another edition of drivers. Say what the the final weekly check us out online at the final lap dot com final dot com the final lap weekly as back. Here's your host karie murphy and toby christie just a couple of guys talking race in my name's gary murphy. His name is toby christie and we call this entire program that you are listening to right now the entire forty eight minutes or so <hes> the final half weekly or t. f. l. w. If you've been listening for a long time you know the acronym you know what it's all about and it's time time now for drivers say kurt busch is our driver saying what person guy compares the current playoff format to the past formats and he's not too happy. The current format makes it to where you have to earn bonus points in the regular season and and then those bonus points carry with you through the playoffs and so it actually hurts the effort of the playoff atmosphere in my mind whereas when we have the system the ten weeks straight that was basically a clean slate for everybody and then you start earning points from there and showcase your skills over a ten week run on on now you have those bonus points and then they get lumped together with a three race stretch in a three race run you can have you know an ringo bad on your rear end and seal and you're knocked out for the year and so those are the tougher consequences that come up with this system. It used to be just ten guys ten ten weeks and that that was like a who's who had also yeah they're sixteen guys it make it <hes> we need more teams to feel like they're part of the playoff atmosphere than than in just the tent. I think the numbers right on that side of it but it's tough i feel like <hes> three races in one little lump is too short and consequences are too high breath and things can be adjusted possibly in the future to where you know playoff run. A nascar might just be five weeks straight and it could be a challenge of five different style tracks ax and kurt busch. He's gonna say what's more. He has a special program for america's troops and veterans at the race track. The gift that keeps giving with vet tix dot org helping helping manage the tickets for veterans <hes> i bought one hundred tickets for every race and then tracks started to jump in and donate another hundred hundred tickets and then it seems like the motivation that they have now with a free ticket to come to the race <hes> there obtaining pit passes from different sources courses in different connections and i bumped into a few of them you know with their sign their vet tix dot org sign wanting to picture and we re post things on on my social quite a bit to really just say thank you and that the program is there for them and i'm glad they're all enjoying it. It's it's really neat. There's some that are <hes> coming to raises for the first time and and then there's some that live in the regions close to the race to where they don't have a ton of travel costs and it's worked out crates. I can't thank the tracks enough other fans. I think new hampshire they opened up for race fans to donate tickets <hes> whereas most tracks <hes> <unk> through an another chunk of a hundred on them chevrolet they jumped in daytona july race and added fifty hot pit passes for the men and women and so each tracks had some fun with it and again again. It's like a gift that keeps giving all right. There's your latest edition of drivers saying what kurt busch is his name and man hats off to him. He is given tons of tickets away to the troops and veterans. That's awesome awesome. It's really cool and i've actually seen quite a few people on twitter talking about <hes> getting tickets through that so it's really cool to see him giving back to folks who have served in this country and it's a unique way of getting fans in the stands. A lot of fans are a lot of people <hes> probably may not have seen race before and you might as well check it out for free right yeah oh definitely and that that definitely opens up the is to a lot of people who might not have been checking out before so that's anytime you can do that anytime you should a child the sport anytime you show somebody <hes> who hasn't been around it don't understand why people care about these cars go around in circles you see it in person. It's totally different. The nordia smell all the feeling the vibrations as the lady in talladega nights says the vibrations rations but yeah no. There's so so much <hes> involvement race we can you get the atmosphere of all the other people. The fans are the friendliest people you'll ever meet the midways awesome. There's so many cool things to take in a nascar race and any time you get somebody to experience that for the first time it's awesome real quick on the flip side though t._v. Ratings are seeing a resurgence. That's awesome. They really are and it has been awesome. Mm-hmm i mean last week was what a thirteen fourteen percent increase or something and the last week was a way seven eight percent increase in like that so it's been pretty good increases for the last couple of weeks hate to see a cup series off weekend right in the middle of their momentum but i know all right to happen like that though yeah exactly all right so cup series does have the weekend off but there's plenty of racing. You're not gonna miss it. At all. All kinds of road course action cups or <hes> xfinity series truck series both in action. We told you all about that. In the previous segment so <hes> checkered flag is flying on this show. This has been the final weekly catch us next week right here when we will recap the racing from the xfinity and truck series. He's road course action from this weekend and preview the lady in black the track too tough to tame darlington and all the different paint schemes and stories inbetween toby. Are you and i will chat next week. Yeah man we sure will it's going to be a fun time. This is going to be a fun road course weekend. Another final lap weekly is in the books the final laugh weakly as hosted by kerry murphy along with toby christie proudly syndicated by united stations radio networks in new york city city executive producer kerry murphy kerry murphy and south designed by russell nash audio director dot audio. I'm tom owed from tombo dot com. Thanks listening all right. It's neato neto neto nido time now for our giant list of patriots on paying people if you'd like to joining the fund patriot dot com slash the final ap thanks gary. We've got a lot a ton of folks that are contributing to show on patriot dot com slash found that edmund charles k miller chris edwards <hes> dave lightfoot david read. 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EPISODE 72 -- BOBBY LABONTE PART 3

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EPISODE 72 -- BOBBY LABONTE PART 3

"Hello my name is Rik Houston and welcome to the scene. Volkov cast your source for all things NASCAR history presented by doc maintain excellence. We ended the year. I'll never forget sitting in the banquet watching him on stage and I'm just angry because I'm like I wanna be there be there. You have a gut feeling of how good you are. How good you are at that time and a good you're team is it was going to drive a car? I was like I am really kind of enjoyed a couple of kids off the they NASCAR and all associated in any way. When that's forget it's passed as today? We don't have any hello. I'm Steve Wade. Komo name is Rick Houston and welcome to the scene vault podcast presented by QR stave. Before we begin I gotta ask you a question. Have you recovered from stocks for tots the House. That signing our buddy I say I have a few cramps there eric. It was well worth. That was a great event and I guess we signed signed pretty consistently for a couple hours. That was a great crowd and very enthusiastic and I thought it was pretty cold because one of the very first. There's people through the line at a briefcase of stuff that he wanted to get signed and everything and he pulls out a copy of brave in life and of course I start giving you a hard time and everything You know went through six brings. Okay is that episode and then he is up and now how's he did something else and he pulled out a copy of second to none so we both signed copies of our books which was pretty cool and then just the enthusiasm Hasim that people had in. We had several people come through the line and tell us that they really enjoyed the podcast. And certainly there were those that might not have heard the podcast but they I certainly remembered saints so that was pretty gratifying. That's right and we gave away commemorative Darlington issues of scene and rick. In the last Persian came through uh-huh we had one copy that my stack was kind of dwindling and as the line kind of thin down and everything and the end of the Sonnen got nearer are Kinda counted people in line and I counted fourteen people line and I counted the number of papers that I had and believe it or not I had fourteen eighteen paper. That's right I guess that was just meant to be well. I'll tell you something. It was a cold wet night. No question about it and you have to admire the dedication of race fans not John Battle that wetter but to come out there from long distances I mean some Missouri and this is up in North Carolina and they did it to get are autographed. You gotTa wear the big draws at stocks. Todd's Steve Steve. This week in our first segment we are going to have the third and final installment of the interview that I did with Bobby Labonte and we discussed his two thousand Winston Cup championship his relationship with Joe Gibbs racing teammate. Tony Stewart the decision to leave Joe Gibbs racing and finally the latter after years of his career and some racing that he did this year at Bowman Gray Stadium. Yes Sir now that's our core and then in our second segment. We are going to tackle some more listener questions and they kind of run the gamut one Bella asked if there were people that we just didn't didn't like which I thought was kind of interesting. Well that one certainly Steve. I don't know that we we'll tell everything that we know in that. One on Patriarch in. We have new support from Jordan turnage and also. We have pay pal support this week. Week from Josh Ward and Robert Layered so guys thank you very much for that support. It means a lot to us. If you could possibly help us out on patron do five dollars a month want and you will receive a copy of the commemorative issue that we did with Darlington and also a classic issue of Winston Cup saying do ten dollars a month and you will receive both of those newspapers and the Steve Wade rookie card. Thank we've got three three or four. Okay good depending on how this goes. We may just have to dig up some more of those cards. Oh my goodness S. stocks were probably ten or fifteen. At least one MM person had a set of a dozen of my cars. I couldn't believe it. I have a feeling I'm going to be buying those on Ebay but seriously seriously. Help us out on Patriot patriotic dot com slash. The same podcast or on pay pal. If you'd rather just do a one time show of support you can do that. Ah Pay Pal dot me slash the same podcast beginning in nineteen ninety six. The team made really steady improvement in the standings. Nineteen Ninety six or eleven. Not Tonight Seven. You were seventh. Nineteen Ninety Eight. You were six nineteen ninety nine. You were second. was that kind of progress. Okay with you or were you wanting to be on top right now. You know I thought I thought for sure that We weren't good enough every track all the tracks to be. You know bill right here right now. we had work to do and we we I think in ninety eight we we showed that in the ninety nine. We were definitely there I I didn't think that it was you know we didn't deserve ninety six hundred seven ninety eight. I thought we were going to get there. I mean Tommy worked out would probably would I thought was right but I didn't think I should have been there before that. I think we with what we were gaining on. And what we're doing. I thought it was you know. Steadily creeping up on it was probably the was working out not ninety nine. Tony Stewart moved up to Winston Cup and became retain. May and. Bobby I gotTa tell you. Your personalities would appear to be almost almost completely opposite and as good as he was on the race track. It seemed like he was always getting into some kind of controversy those first couple years. What was your thinking during all that? Did you ever sit down with him or did you and coach ever sit down with him or was he just going to be Tony to be Tony. You know I think that you know. I'm I think Tony was going to be Tony Coming. It was it was. It was obvious that way with him being hired because he was hard hard to get to he was hard to get. You know you know If you look back at how coach said can I get your number and three days. He's later you know I'm I'm doing it. Yeah it didn't take me months at a time. Of course I didn't have you know I wouldn't an IRA. I wasn't doing this and that so tony was. I mean Tony headed headed. He's just got a different style and So you know as our personalities might be different in some ways I mean you know I got to know him well enough. If that it's I mean what his heart is is full of gold and what you might see at one place is not what you see all the time No No. I didn't sit down and talk to them. You know I mean there was a lot I mean I I'm probably Hopefully lead by example more than telling somebody what they I should be doing Roth I think that You know I think I think Tony Tony was was probably good. Good good is good for us in a way because you know sometimes that differences better than you know when you just do the same thing over and over again But no as far as me you know I I kinda welcomed the fact that I knew that this kid you know was gonna be you know a star superstar and you sometimes you have to take a little bit of a little bit. Yeah okay. That's not something I would we do right but at the same time goodness for anybody for a better person but you know would would I see him do things. That'd be like why wouldn't do that but that's taught me that he's not me so I don't I don't think I'd ever I wouldn't i. I can't change. I don't want to change changed the way I do things but I didn't want. He wants to do it the way he wants to do it. That's fine you finished second to Dale Jarrett in the championship standings in Nineteen Ninety nine. But but you were two hundred points down. What was your outlook going into? Two thousand will again. I think that with the addition of Tony and ninety nine nine It helped you know our elevator. Whole Program It ended up a little bit. Jimmy was getting pulled in different ways. adding Greg but still his responsibilities were more But I knew that going into the two car team and obviously as fast as Tony is going to be you know just just GonNa get better It's dunk that. We were down that far in ninety nine but I can. I can pinpoint you know one race as for sure that we lost a lot. That's that was my bad. I mean I lost at at Cinema going into turn eleven. You know I went to pass Nemechek. It can go right into the tires like okay. You know how to rip it had a good finish and Kylo that was my we were we were then. We within striking distance to a point. You know we're still going to be is still gonNA take a lot but that was like we were put ourselves down Saying that I mean we ended the year. I'll never forget sitting in the banquet. You know watching him on stage and I'm just I'm just anger. Anger is could be. Because I'm like I want to be. They'RE GONNA BE THEY'RE GONNA be there in as much as I love dill jared Meriem and got his autograph when I was. When he's Racing Gra national car and I was race late model stock me? He's my hero but unlike and we were that close. You know we were that we could. We were getting to be that good So you know I thought I thought for sure. Ninety ninety nine are better year but then in two thousand I thought doc in two thousand and we just. We really just didn't do anything wrong. I didn't hit a set of tires. We didn't have anything crazy at finished like teen laps. Like like like the record for laps finished all but seven laps for the whole year. There's a there's a staff that's that's crazy it's it's like Mark Martin was before that at at certain amount but always I finish all but seven ten laps for the whole year like it was one of those things you just like. You're never gonNA finish the top ten. Are Your your top fifteen so saying that I mean we just between Earnhardt and I and you know Who else you know IRT? I guess or somebody who was third fourth. I mean but I you know I mean we were just like my gosh we so fast so consistent and just didn't have anything go wrong you know and Tony there. I mean there's an elevated our whole whole program so I kinda I kinda felt like you know. Ninety nine was a was that two thousand Redemption Year from ninety nine in my mistakes You know just you know just missed it by a little bit and how do we improve Atlanta early. That year you started door with Earnhardt and he beats you officially officially by if I'm looking at the numbers correctly one thousands of a second from the city your car. What are you thinking last? Couple Paul APPS WILL I. I know that You know again. We had a fast car. I think skinner was the fastest car. He blew up with a few laps to go on the restart. We took off and I mean I'll run nearly wide open and three and four. I mean back even back in those days you run wide open could run wide open and So no catch earnhardt is one thing passing is going to be something different and you know. I've caught him off. Return to go down the back straightaway and you know I got to his rear bumper anomaly. And I'm just like all right. I mean I love that fact. Because here's the intimidator right so he'd been running low and I got to bumper and I'm like all right. I don't know which way is going to go. But wherever he goes on we'll go the opposite so he chose high because I was high the lap before so I mean boasted so I dove low and got to the white line and just you know he he had run off that corner and You know I didn't looking back at it. I wish had moved up a little bit sooner. And maybe a momentum would've carried me but it just you know he had more momentum off the corner and I could not believe that I thought I thought we had him. I thought we really had him. And and you know it took quarter the lab for the to kind of get the radio chatter down to. You didn't win frustration and But my gosh I mean that was like I mean again. That was our year. I mean we were just like that was almost like okay. Take Snapshot This is. What's GONNA look like the rest of the year? You two guys. Are you going to be balanced for the most part you know throughout and And I think that that's That was kind of like okay. Here's what you here's what you're GONNA do. You know you're going to do this and it was I of course I blame it on. I think Chevrolet that week before that week. They got a inch and a half extension on their front knows. The kickout was ancient half and I was like saw. I told him I said that's the only reason why you one is because you had that because if you hadn't had that I probably will beat you by that much Chino but yeah that was a that was just awesome to catch him going into three on the last lap. Going all right which way you're going to go and we did it. Without wrecking each other. You know we just. It was a good good. Good Clean Rice Bobby. As good as the year two thousand was for you. It was also on the same hand very difficult for the sport with the losses losses of Adam. Petty and Kenny Irwin and Tony Roper. And there was just a furious debate over safety. Yep The whole year I mean I it it was. I remember that year in it was a tough year in general. Did you make any kind of changes to your car are. What was your thinking during that time? Yeah not not really I mean I think We put we put the the nets in the right side. Left side of the car. You know for your head And I mean you know on top of three people getting killed there. There's a lot what people got hurt. I mean like her bed and mothers broken leg or things like that and I mean you don't I mean I definitely didn't go home at night and go. This is scary. This is unsafe. This is this is this and it was a You know I think what we did to. Our cars is just kind of do what you know. And we put the safety net and the right side and we put one on the left side because the window net wouldn't do enough for us and so there was a smaller net that we put up there that that did that Did you try the hants. Nope I didn't really now not try that I didn't PRY I. I did this I can probably tell you. I don't even know what it was. How can two thousand? I still had when Adam died. You know I was dumb enough for just naive enough that it was a carburetor. It wasn't a you know as you know mentalities talented when thinking that he could survive if he had to say so I think we were working on our throttle cable. I think at that time you know where we got off the drag racing off of the top fuel car Coaches were we had a cable and several Rod. You know because that was what happened to him was Air Cleaner you know. And then we still wasn't the you know fix all. We had a throttle hang wide open. A Darlington crashed That you're so anyway but no I didn't. Yeah I just. It's that was tough because you know we been at the racetrack or seeing this happening. When you're when you're there you know Kenya obviously were in that New Hampshire? I think Tony it was at Texas truck. We were there that weekend. I'm sure neck data. That was the not before earnhardt won his last. Brace Gotcha okay. So we just I mean it was tough because this is our sport and our people you know what I mean. It was definitely you know everybody series has been through things and we were going through that. At that time you did not lead the championship standings from start to finish that year. But you are are pretty doggone close at what point did you allow yourself to actually think that this might happen. You know I'll be honest with you. I mean ah I felt pretty good. You know pretty early on. I don't want to be cocky about it but I felt pretty good early on. I just I just when you you gotTa feel for your Racecar and the you know the competition and you know where people are trying to you know catch up to you. I mean I felt like we're just like we were just one step ahead so early on I felt like we were. You know you have no idea but I felt like we early on you know. Barney thing disastrous were okay. We you know we're good enough. I mean we were. We were now good enough. We weren't quite good enough the year before even though we thought we were but we. Weren't you know this year two thousand I. Oh I thought we were good enough pretty early on you win the Busch Series Championship and Ashbury emotional. You Win Your First Cup race. And that's pretty emotional Indian then. I think you actually clinched the championship in the year. Two thousand at homestead with a rice to go. What's it like to be at the top of the hill like that I'm it was there? There are moments throughout the year. That kind of I go back to you. Know have to reflect back on a few things and so a couple of those times to me is You're one was at India. The brickyard We're racing rusty Wallace for the win and we can't beat him you know In the short run but we can beat him in the long run NAKASHIMA passing pit. He out front. He pulls way I found kind of get on So then at the end of it I'm thinking you know I think finished third second two two years in a row and I'm catching him and I'm like I finally passing and you know we all know I got by him and ended up win the race. And it's it's like you know you you just know you have a gut feeling of how good you are and how good you are at that time. And how good your team is so That was like one of those checkmark things of like you know were were there I think Darlington for the southern and five hundred in practice leaper road go make a qualifying run a window in the back straightaway. Wide Open get turned three. The throttle hangs wide open. Hit The wall. I come down pit road and crashed there on straightaway. Get out getting back car. Make a couple of APPS I told her I said I think I'm GonNa go the Infield Care Center just to make sure I'm okay. I'm not sure so earnhardt sitting right behind beside us. And they're all like all jacked up because they're like we guarding this weekend. We ended up. We win the race K.. Through the most weirdest race of all we won the race and he could want it and he I led the last collapsed under caution. He comes up. Beat my back bumper off after the checkered flag in just shaking his fist. Yeah I know that makes Chad and But those things you know lead up to when you get to homestead so we're running good and Rockingham. We had target down. We'd both finished about the same but we got home stand. We've got got a huge lead US finish like twenty something in Burghardt wins right so we go out there and I think we might have won the poll. Tony and I were first and second and I think finished fourth Tony Windsor race. I'm not mistaken. I think that's how it worked so anyway in just I mean it's just like it just all you know again it's like people ask me said hey you know if you got a lot of pressure on you know. I didn't realize I had pressure on me until after homestead because then it was like I was relieved and I didn't realize I was just lying. Everybody so bad because they're like are you you know. How much pressure do you have your pressure? I convince myself. There's no pressure here we find and there's a ton of pressure and and when you when you win is like I can't believe that I can believe we did that so it's just one of those you know it's it's Emotions of being able to get to that point dislike amazing that we were so good all year ear and I mean just let all year led most of the year and and finish it off with a race to go and we're just you know that that fast car was just that fast that year. And just you know when you've you when you know your car and you know your team that's just I mean you know you're that good and you're at the top of the heap. It's always good when people always you know. WanNa know where you're at in practice right rear end practice and we were always that guy. was you know in the top five of the lists. It seemed like so. There's no better feeling than that when when you're able to do that. Just put it that way a two thousand and one through two thousand and three. You're still winning. Still Win Two or three races a year a couple of races a year then then in two thousand and four shutout victory lane for the first time in ten years. was there ever a point where you went to Joe and said I need some helper burry. What was that period? Live at. Joe Gibbs racing. Yeah for me. It was tough. I mean because Joe Gone Back to football okay. Yeah he identified boss stuff. Jd was air Running the team. You know Jimmy had moved on to a different role We had a number of crew chiefs. You know different Couple different crew chiefs and Just couldn't seem elect good find the Mojo back to where we pat it. You know in two thousand and I remember when Earnhardt died in two thousand and one. I mean that I mean that you know when you're supposed to walk into Daytona which we did you know with your chest out you got to you know the next right Rockingham your chest. Our you know. We're we're defending champions. When earnhardt died you know of this high MIS remember? I'm not really sure you know I'm just didn't you didn't have that much fun. You know quickly so we went to Texas the two thousand one. I was like we. We blew up again. I was like I don't I think we're that good. It took US figure that. I don't think we're that good anymore so anyway it was a struggle and I you know I mean I point my finger at myself a lot for just like you know what could have done differently differently to okay. Rebound this saying turn it around or help be a part of something instead of it but I think joe leaving and going back to football and just kind of that. I had that comfort. I had that that had that going for me. And just you know Jimmy was you know my guy and then when he was now he's a more the manager and I'm like that and it's you know it's funny I had zippy would come over and he'd asked me a question. I'm like Dude I can't can't you ask them. Why can't you be Makuuchi for day? You something so. It's just a lot of things were happening. And you know you wanNA have Yeah you WanNa have that success and it was just getting Kinda hard and so You know I wish now looking back on it which I could have done something differently. I'm not sure what I could have done but Yeah that was getting to be some tough times times in so finally when it came you know I think we should probably dissolve. This is when when we did. How difficult was that is very difficult? I mean in in one hand you wanted a new fresh something fresh because you want to be successful and you want to do good and the other hand it's it's it's tough because you're not You're not doing As well as you think you should difficult time after that you drove for a few you different car owners. You drove for petty enterprises. You drove for Ted Jody Scheckter and Brad Doherty and I guess a couple of others after her being at the top of the heap as I mentioned for as long as you are. What were those years for you? Yeah that was you know. It's you know going to the Pettis ladies you know I was. I thought I thought that was going to be you know when they put robby in there and you know I was. You know this is as you know this thing where you can you. Can you like gibbs what there was a single car team racing against other teams and you. You didn't win right away but you you were able to help be a part of organization that went from one. Two races uses to now. They're win a champion right and so at the time like the Pettis it was like okay. They're this point and they're you know in in their this point today and you believe in yourself and you go I go over there. You put this person there and you put top parrot there and you put so and so there and you put you know few the people in the right places and you have influx of money that you can help build that to the next to what what you experienced that Gibson. For instance right. Could you take what you learn. You take your life lessons. You take your race lessons and racing knowledge and you hope to turn that into a winning formula as well Oh and It seemed like that was going to it was kind of going the right way to the first for the first little bit and then it you know then. It was a became more of a struggle and realization. That we're you know we'RE NOT GONNA we're only gonNA spend so much and we're not going to get any further so it was like. How do you get past that you know? Yeah and and then you know and then at me you know that point time. Then you're like you're you're you know as as that wasn't happening time still passes and you're yeah then you can't how do you get. How do you grab a hold of that? You know it happened to Terry. When recalled him right it was actually the agent because he called I answered the phone? They call it hate speech. Your brother I think we're GONNA tear. You're GONNA do this so but for me. That wasn't there. Wasn't there rekindle that said. Hey come drive my car because we believe in you and your yeah. It was at that point in time. It was like Picking Slam. You know you're looking throughout the garage just like You know things were you know. You're you're chess. You're losing at your chest game. Did you get caught. Maybe in the rest of the young guns so to speak because obviously he did not forget. Forget how to drive a race car right. You don't do that. No no I think that I don't think it was a young gun thing I mean I remember when I came in urban. I hate you because you're take my job one day. You know I'm just kidding around but because I was younger than him so I don't think I got. I don't think I was at that point in time. It wasn't that seemed like that. Big a deal until later. Two two thousand fourteen fifteen sixteen. You just run three or four Rice's year most late Daytona and Talladega kind of like what Terry d At the end of his career was that just for fun Or were you still trying to maybe get on with a more established team. Well I knew that that candle was getting dimmer right right Far As career goes you know I mean I was still doing things behind the scenes that you know I could probably tell you about now but at the time I couldn't tell you about As far as Working in testing and stuff like that for different teams or for actual more for one team but So I was being busy doing stuff in cars minus four. And you know there wasn't I mean you know it's just like your paper. Here's yeah that's that's on its printed in. Its for sure this is. This is really what it is so much opportunity with Josh Comstock and Archie and and Frankie were to drive that you know they asked me drive the cars good for them is good for me to Kinda you know and I mean sure. There was a point in time. It's like I wanna run every erase and then after. I didn't run all the races. Oh went and I had. I had a couple offers. You know that were not you know. They're they're not going to be winning. Cars of course behavioral and drive a car. I was like ham really kind of enjoyed a couple of weekends off here. And they're going to do that. I should go to Atlanta. Beat my head against the wall right so it Kinda uh evil into doing that stuff for Archie. Josh passed away comstock passed away. You know I knew that that was you know that was like okay. This is not going to keep going. Because he sponsored the car is friend of ours from Texas and he held archie out. I mean you think of Archie if he hadn't you know things like that if maybe I terry and I had little influence on what archie that today getting his deal was you know S. HR small granular. Of course yes josh. Comstock did will long with a lot of other people that kind of helped keep him in the sport to the point now where he's got a different opportunity than we have say. Well I can't go to Daytona this year because I don't have enough money or Speier. You know his out the picture so for him to stay there and for us to have that little fun time with him you know. Help hopefully has been something that he's been able to reap but for for me it was you know I. I don't know it was fun. It was still racing racing and I loved it. I love it but at the same time I knew that there wasn't like I mean God forbid something happened to somebody and coach Gibbs. Hey can you do this for us or you know like David Reagan did when Kyle got hurt or somebody you know it's like okay you know you're you you know where you're at so you just Kinda you do what you do what you can't seventeen and eighteen. What was it like being on the sidelines? And not drop it. was that a difficult adjustment for you. was that as two years three. Yeah it was what seventy go by. the Yeah I mean it was in You know so I I mean I wouldn't out of a race car. I still got to do a little bit something here and there but you know so. It's not like ours testing getting Well I raced in Europe last year. Yes so I do once in seventeen and did once this year so So at least I wasn't you know I was always you know I was kind of still doing something and I wouldn't do in the testing stuff as much of course but you know and then the the deal with Fox came about and so you know it's like I'll be honest with you. I was like how in the world did it get stuff done before. I'm busier now than ever. And it's like what in the world am I doing so between the Fox stuff last year and going to Europe and all that I mean that was I mean I love what I'm doing. I'm staying busy because I know that I can't do. I can't do that again but what I'm doing right now. At this point is really exciting is really good and I enjoy that But trust me you know the first race that I didn't go to That was supposed to go to and I didn't go to and I wasn't hurt a man's like wow this is this stinks you know and but then again later and Terry told me. He said it's going to is. It'll it'll stink for a while because then you'll you'll come about later and you'll go more friends ever thought I would you know it's it's like yeah and they really didn't care much about race anyway. They just won't be afraid. You told me I had a coach helped me through this so yes I mean I want to. I'd rather I'd rather drive a race racecar than anything out there but I also enjoy doing doing different things last question. Tell me about running bowman gray this year man. Those guys don't all play out there and I would imagine to be honest with you if I'm at Bowman Gray and I'm beating around there and I've got my little modified defied and I'm wanting to make a name for myself and I got a shot at Bobby Labonte. I'm GONNA take a shot at Bobby Labonte Yeah did you. Experience what went on at Bowman Gray will be honest with you My friend Chris Williams driving a modified up there and like he's he. Can you come over and help me one day. I was like sure so my wife's US at school on a Saturday doing school stuff and so all right so I went up there a paid five dollars to get in they charged. Do you charge chef dollars so paid five dollars. Gate walked in there. Yeah so I helped Chris I like he's he's you drive it. I said all right. I'll drive so I run about ten after fifteen laps. Wow that's good so we you know. I talked to him a little bit. You know what I thought and watch me and I'll watch him. He's coming back tonight. I said I'll probably not yeah probably won't come back night. I'm only eleven miles away so I go home. I was like you know I got through eating dinner. I might go back up there. You got the bug so I pay a Winnie dollars to get in the past. Twenty or twenty five dollars saw three fights and a heck of a race. That's the best bit long all the time so then I went back three two or three more times watched you watched eight. Hundred was up there one night and you know we were just watching from the grandstands and so so went back one night and practice or one day in practice again. So may deal with. Burt Myers and Jason. You know to drive on their cars and so we did that. I did that and I'm telling you what I was like. I ain't qualified car long time. You know it's like we got one lap qualifier. It's GonNa be good right so I was watching Rob Jefferies run and You know. Watch Tim Brown. Danny Bone. Obviously Jason and Bert Frank Fleming number guy freight claiming back race in my late model Yeah just you know was it Randy Butner Know Him so I knew I knew a lot of people there. So so you want Qualified Marin qualified eighth and we had a big night for us because my best friend passed away the week before that so had his kids up there and some other friends and family and they just had a good time. I mean that was fun so anyway it was is. It's it's amaz- it's awesome. Yeah I mean. That's fifteen thousand people in the grants and the you could see them. Yeah I mean you can see their fingers you. Can you see the drinks either shirts or no shirts. You can see it all and I know one guy told me. He said he smelt. He had beer poured on he was. Somebody threw beer on on him like he's on the track and they threw beer from the beer section and he spent like beer afterwards. I mean you know I was pretty funny story but anyway I I enjoyed it I thought it was was great I'm looking forward to going back this year and doing it again because I mean it's just like you know I. I never drove a modified. My life worked at Jay Hitchcock's for a year looked at them like. Why are you doing that onerous car but anyway I it was just a lot of fun and I'm glad I did it and I want to do it again Happy Holidays everyone. And thank you for listening to the scene. UNBOUGHT podcast. This is Eric Quinn the general manager at Qa Accu- where we are extremely excited to be involved with seem ball. PODCAST and everything that Rick Steve or doing to preserve the history of NASCAR accuweather. That's what we do we help you and your business take care of the stuff that you own if you'd like to know more about Q.. Wear and what we can do for your business head over to Q.. WEAR CMS dot com that's Q.. WEAR CMS DOT com from all of us at Q.. Where thank you for listening and we hope you have the happiest of holidays the merriest of Christmases and we hope that twenty twenty is the best year you've ever had so Steve Bobby? Ah Bonnie talked in this segment of the interview. I did with him. He talked about Tony. Stewart coming on board as his teammate. At Joe Gibbs racing the gaining in nineteen ninety. I'm not into things really stood out to me about about what he said number one. He said that in essence. Tony was a good guy behind the saints. That somebody that some of us in the media didn't exactly get to see some well. I agree with that also agree that Tony was a good guy behind the scenes. Because I've built right behind the scenes and I can tell you. Yeah he's racist very competitive and okay. I'll go in line and say that he probably has anger management issues early in his career. But when you got to know him a little bit and he got to the point where he was comfortable with you it was a different person. The second thing that kind of stood out about one talk about what bobby was saying was it was very apparent. That body was trying his best to not say anything that he shouldn't uh he was trying to play it pretty straight I can understand that. And then Steve another thing that really kind of jumped out at me about this interview. He finished second to to Dale Jarrett for the Nineteen Ninety Nine Two cup championship and he talked about sitting at the banquet watching Dj except all of his accolades and and he said that he was very angry. Bread yeah because he wanted to be onstage. He had chased. Dj All year and he talked last week about the relationship that he had with DJ and trading information and when DJ was on. And be leaving. Joe Gibbs Robert Gates dates and DJ was helping him trying to open the door. A little bit. Get his foot in the door with Joe Gibbs and all that and bobby said that they talked every day about what was going on on and what they could do to get the rods that they wanted but not to ninety nine Winston Cup Championship banquet It's a different story. Yeah no I'll know that he's necessarily surly Matt at DJ. I think he was just mad at the fact that he had come up short right. He was frustrated. I think that's the way to put it. Bobby actually said that he hit gotten deals autograph back when DJ was in the Busch series. and Bobby Lewis running late model so I don't think it was again. I don't think it was anything anything in their relationships I should show. It's not personal is professional more or less because when they get on the track but let's face it things whole lot different than they are off. The track. Friends are friends ads away from the race track but on the right track. I don't know that you rice a friend maybe a little bit harder. You see that a lot so the year two thousand rolls around and Bobby Ebony is on point is he ever Steve He finished sixth in the Daytona five hundred that year. He dominates at Rockingham the next week and wins which moved him up to second in the point. Standings it goes to the top of the standings after Las Vegas which was the third race of the year and Steve. That's where he stayed for the rest of the year with the exception of just one week after the first Talladega race where he dropped to second behind Mark Martin was his year no two way it was his. I mean they might as well written him the check. You know sometime around July say but he won four races including the brick yard four hundred and the southern five hundred. Steve here's the one that Kinda blows my mind. Hey finished all but seven laps about that seven laps the entire year and he won the championship by two hundred. Sixty five points over deller now that is consistency. That consistency is exactly great. Winning the championship by that point system was all about over the course never mind. I'M NOT GONNA go. Hey wanted over the course of the full season and yes. He clenched it with a rice to go but that was his championship and he absolutely deserved. It earned it earned it and at Darlington the southern five hundred. There's more to that store than just a number in the win column. He goes out and practice to make a qualifying run on. He gets up to speed going into turn. Three and Steve. The throttle hangs wide open and he plows into the wall. And that's the very same thing that had happened to Adam. Petty and Kenny Jeannie Irwin earlier that year so that was a pretty big story. Absolutely it happened to Adam and Kenny at New Hampshire and tragic results. He told Jimmy Amy my car he said I. I think I'd better go to the Infield Care Center. Just be sure and of course he goes on to win the race. which was the big story? Bobby Bobby said that Dale earnhardt Jr team was like yeah. We got him now. You know they. They saw bobby being kind of ginger around the race car. Kind of banged up a little bit. They thought they might be able to only natural form to feel that way but bobby goes on to win race then. Bobby talked about winning the Winston Cup championship which was obviously the highlight of his career. He was the only driver ever to win both the Busch Series Championship and the Winston Cup Championship. He the and Terry are the only brothers to have won the championship. Is that right. Yeah Okay Yeah. I'm pretty sure that's the case. And then he goes to Daytona one of the next year kind of walking tall chess bowed out a little bit as he should and everything happens on the last lap of the two thousand and one Daytona I. Five hundred and and Steve. Bobby actually made the comment that that took a lot of the fun away from defendant. His wants to cup championship. Well that is certainly understandable and bobby was not the only driver if you will that way and I might add a whole lot of fans felt that way too big earnhardt heart fans just had the wind knocked out of well. I think what happened. Was the questions change from. Hey Bobby what's it like to defend your wish to cup championship. How you think your season's gone there? Were still those kinds of questions but always always always always that year. They're going to be questions about Dell earnhardt questions about safety questions about the device. Soft walls whatever. Yeah all those temp ix that you just mentioned took precedence over almost everything else. Steve if bobby eventually left Joe Gibbs racing after the two thousand and five season and after that he kinda bounced around a little bit did some time with petty enterprises and Jt Jack daugherty racing tad and Jodi and then he did some testing for a tamer to and then stave he kinda got to a place where or he actually enjoyed having a weekend off every now and then rather than having to go to the race track and be head against Walnut being as competitive as he wants had been. I can understand that because I think many drivers reach a point in their career where they think. Hey this crazy I I'm I'm never home I'm always worried about how I'm running. I don't need this grief and take a different turn so two thousand and nineteen. He Goes Bowman Gray Stadium to kind of hang out with a buddy of his. And then the buddy he is Kinda says. Hey do you wanna come back to the race track and then the BUG Kinda hits. It's in he winds up barring a car to run a modified race or two at Bowman Gray stadium leave of his since the Steve. I'm GonNa tell you. Watch the truth fans at Bowman Gray Stadium. They take their racing sears. Yes series now. Let let me ask you this. What is another just overwhelming piece of Trivia about Bowman Gray Stadium? Well I can tell you this. I've only been there one time. Relay that's right. Never had the opportunity to go except for this one time but I think one legend about Bowman Gray that I think is pretty interesting is that there was a young young man there one time who had a job selling peanuts at Bowman Gray Stadium and dreaming aiming about being a racer. Well he became a race driver and then he became a team owner and then he became a championship kinship. Let's see what's that guy's name I can come up. That say you can think of it. Richard childress children children. Children are see Richard childress got his start selling peanuts and popcorn there. But that's not the piece of Trivia that was looking for okay. Okay what you're looking for yours truly for that one Houston. Oh One. Summer drove the pace car at Bowman Bowman Gray Stadium there. I gotTa tell you was a highlight. How did the mock career well? The fact of the matter is great garrison who is the promoter. There Bowman Gray has been in his family since it began. His grandfather was Alvin. Hawkins who basically opened the place and and Greg Garrison went to church with me. Obviously I had asked gray about driving the pace car tomor to end the year before he had actually let me drive it. A couple of races aces and I rode with the regular pace car driver. Mike Norman for wanted the rice is that not and then we switched seats and I drove and Dan. Mike Rode Shotgun and then for the finale the modified races. He got out of the car and said I'm going to beat traffic. I'll see you later. Yeah so I'm driving the car solo. My very first not ever been in the pace car so that was a blast but then the next year I got to grab probably five or six Saturday nights because Mike Norman actually raised a modified and the nights that he would raise. They would call me to you drive the pace car so you talk about some experience. All right I gotTa tell this one story there was one night the track would get. VIP's come in and run the pace car and there is this one night where it was a mom and her daughter and mom was probably in her fifties or so and the daughter was probably in her twenties. Somewhere in their mom wouldn't feel any pain. You mean that mom mom was lit guys you gotta the device so and it was eight atomic year when the do sat on the grass pretty early at night. They called a caution and gun the pace car which was a brand new Camaro so it had a little bit of horsepower. Gun The pace car out from where it sat and when those tires it hit the do on that grass man I did a full on Dukes of hazzard. Slide there the Infield as trying to get onto the racetrack and Mama the whole. Oh time is just so that was one incident and then another time they called a Colin and I got to where I was going to enter the right track and got on the right track and I looked in Rivi mirror and evidently at least some of the drivers had not gotten the word that that there was a caution and they were bearing down on pretty heart gay. So that was that was interesting. I'LL BET but again I've said it before on the show. The pace car driver is the coolest job in recent. Oh that was such a coal summer and and finally Steve the Nascar Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony here in a few weeks. Joe Gibbs racing is going to be well represented with Joe Gibbs with with Tony Stewart and with Bobby Labonte. I don't know of any other induction class where anyone team has been so well represented. I don't think so inserting I. Penny enterprises has several members in. But they were in different here. Yeah it's GonNa be a big big not for that organization and joining joining. The organization will be Buddy Baker the late but he beggar. And why they're Wilson who's been on the show. Yes what L. Wilson. So yeah that's GonNa be a great night. What does it say about? Joe Gibbs racing that they have been able to produce such a phenomenal success. It it says a lot about their town no question about it but also says a lot about Joe's leadership part of being a leader is to acquire the best people to work round. You and for you and with you. I think that's a big big plus for Joe Gibbs bidding coaching all his life he knows how to handle people I mean. He knows how to recognize their talents and put good use. That's what he's done and still doing to this day. Because Joe Gibbs racing is still one of the best organizations in Nascar do this day so I think certainly that something that he dealt with when he was a coach no question the NFL. Because when you have that many people on a roster you're going to have a very very very wide array personnel of personalities of backgrounds sounds of economic backgrounds of upbringings of colleges. And all those different stories you gotta figure out a way to make all those get headed in the right direction. And he he brought that to NASCAR. Because certainly he's had drivers Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin who all ever talking about a wide range of personalities. They're whether they're good better indifferent and weather fans Lacombe or not. You still going to have the right chemistry correct. And he's been. I won't find that for a lot of years now. Steve followed Brian Kale on instagram and twitter at speedway screens and check out his inventory at speedway T S J dot Oetzi Dot Com and again again. This week we had some exchanges between some of our twitter followers and Brian asking about some of the products that he had. I think he posted some Davey. Allison t shirts shirts and some debut and paraphernalia and some different t shirts. Yeah the remarkable inventory so again. I believe that this deal is working out for Bryan. Certainly worked out for US so again. Follow Brian on instagram and twitter at speedway screens and check out his inventory at speedway T S J dot Oetzi Dot Com. Okay Steve John K Osborne at John Osborne one on twitter asked. What driver did each of you personally dislike back over them anyway and then our second question was okay? Okay and you and I have talked about necessarily how to tactfully answer that question. I'm going to say this. I don't know that there was any one driver or personality. Finality in the sport crew chief car owner whatever. I don't know that there was any one person in the sport that I actually got to spend some time with and got to know away from the race track that I didn't like that somewhat of a difficult question to answer because the drivers that I got to know and I got to know play any. Am Yes we're very hard to dislike. I mean personally slightly. Yes they some of them. They made our lives. Hell when it came to trying take the time or brush you often you might say. Wow they just don't like that guy 'cause he just brushed me off well he may yet a the reason. We've talked a lot about Tony Stewart. He's a perfect example of what I'm talking about I had my difficulties with him professionally and one Sunday at cinema. In the back of his hauler we decided we were going to have it out. Tony's real problem was a story that was published in seen ridden in by Jeff. Owens yeah a true professional in which Tony complained about. Being in that star in overtime himself didn't like being bothered by the fans and of course he did later tried to deny all of that and that was the issue that we had basically between the paper and between between Tony and myself included so we decided to have it out in the back of the hall and we talked and talked and exchange views. And after that I had a much different view Tony even when he did things at the track that would totally uncalled for. I still had a different view. So even with Tony Stewart who I think is one of the drivers. The most people think the pressed. I'd want to have anything to do with over the years. I even with him when I got to know him. It was a different view. Found that to be true. So many driver. Yes Sir even Kyle Busch. I've gone to his face as you'd like to wear the black cat. You're the best lunch archer and he said in so many words. I'm loving every minute of it when it comes to Tony Again. I didn't get the chance to know him personally when then he first broke into the division was making some starts in the Busch series his PR team. At Joe Gibbs racing. They put together a media dinner at at Dover one year and we went to dinner but there were several media members there and I sat down the table from him that that was actually a rice. That my wife Jany went to and she went to that dinner with me and so she's talking to the guy across the table and we. He drove away from that dinner that night and she said well Tony Stewart's a great guy. I really enjoyed doing and I was like what are you talking about. Tony Stewart was into the the end of the table. She thought that Tim Sullivan. who was working with NASCAR? Pr At the time. She thought that Tim Sullivan was Tony. Stewart uh-huh what there were other media members sitting closer to him and there was one in particular who who kind of dominated the conversation that I ah that is so I didn't get the chance to know Tony. And there were two or three times where I tried to get up with him after a race after a cup race when I was doing a sidebar on him and it didn't go well where yeah I remember one time in his trial Kikinda he. He made it. He made a comment Alexander to about my size. Yeah and I will say this. I don't know that anybody in that sport has been ask pure a racer as what Tony Stewart. He has to be honest with you. I got the impression from Tony that if he had been able to strap into his rice car. Put his helmet on run the race. Get the checkered flag. Then go to his motor coach and walk away from the race. Track in never deal with the media would have been perfectly content. I think to now also say this in his defense again. I didn't get to know him personally. Those that do know him personally. Say the same thing. They say that he is a wonderful guy and has a heart of gold. Well I hope this answers the question. Both of us are thank gave the same as well. which is it's very hard to dislike drivers that you know personal yes? It's now that hard when it's just on a professional level and we brought up Tony's name I guess because he's easy obvious target here But others have been the same way. We've Benji cowboys and there are a few others now. I'd like to reverse the question. which is yet as a lot over the years who is my favorite driver and again when you know them personally? That's a very difficult question to ask. Absolutely wego professional is a little bit easier. My way of thinking about my favorite driver speaking professionally is the one that takes time time to talk to you. We give me a hard time about trying to talk Angi good solid and yes not just yes or no. We've talked also about Dale earnhardt several times on this show and the relationship that you had with him in the relationship I had with him which wasn't much uh-huh I remember one time. It was after the six hundred at Charlotte and I had been assigned the Dale Earnhardt sidebar. And I gotTa tell you it wasn't was it because I didn't like him of course respected his chievements but after a race del Earnhardt did not make it easy on reporters to talk doing absolutely not and he came out of that trailer and he and Richard childress got on their golf cart and JR roads was driving the golf cart and earnhardt looked at made may dead and in that moment the look on his face at what do you got make it quick and I froze froze in in that moment and when I froze the golf cart took off if I had had my wits about me. I would've jumped on the golf cart with them. I have actually early interviewed Dale on a dead run from Garage K.. Stand to his car outside the Roger he answered all my questions nations. No problem with that. Well those walk and Talks Got Kinda dangerous at times because at Richmond one year. We were doing the walk and talk with Rusty Wallace. Alice and there was a camera guy kind of walking backwards film and the whole thing and as we entered the garage. The cameraman fell over. It was like ten car pileup. We all fell over. And Basically Steve the next question that we had comes from Jeff Markowski Kaczynski at the underscore NASCAR JEFF on twitter. And he wanted to know how big of a cluster was the Tabasco. GO FIASCO Roy Moore. Who how much time do you? How well Steve here is what I was Zabell to clean in a nutshell? There was a ton of hot going into the nineteen. Ninety eight season with a new team owned by Bob Hampshire called international international sports management. That was the name of the rice team. Todd Bodine was going to be the driver and of course Tabasco was going to be the sponsor and this was a pretty good sponsorship. This was of course a very well known company had been around for longtime in there were models made of Todd's car there were dock Hass made of of his car. There was a todd. Bow Down Cookbook. So I wonder if Brian Calvin could come up with one of those todd. Bodine Cookbook and Steve. There was a ton eight-tonne a ton of marketing that went into that operation but but evidently there wasn't a whole lot of attention paid to the actual nuts and bolts hours to the therein. Was the problem. The performance on the track was just just pitiful and that said a lot about how the team was running when it came to competition. Marketing was fine but marketing doesn't win raises the fact of the matter areas. Todd Bodine can drive a race car. He is a good shoe. I believe that todd could have held his own. Against either of his Branca's I on the right attract so he could drive a race car. There's no doubt about that but he did fell to offer the season's first three races they didn't have points to fall back on and then Dan he qualified second and finished tenth in Atlanta but then he started to miss more rice. Yeah and that's that's a real shame because you have this fine sponsor coming in it's basketball product to everybody knows and they are pouring all kinds of money into it and they're doing what a good sponsor should do a good spots. It's a never just gives a team a check and stands around backs it up with marketing and advertising to gain the necessary attention. They really need. That's what Tabasco was doing. But the result they were so bad that all right the the basketball team became a joke. That's the only way I could put it and Dan Dera Walter's team had kinda run. Its course and western auto had gone away and then he was having some trouble with some subsequent sponsors Tim. Beverly Everley wound up buying darrow. Walter's team renamed it Tyler jet motorsports and then Tim Beverly also bought the Tabasco sponsored car from Hatcher and and so maybe this was gonna be. The turnaround thinks that that team needed Well No. Dwi had found some success driving the number one Pinzel car for Dale Earnhardt Inc but then once the park came back from his injuries. Darryl was right back in a pretty bad situation with tyler jet and with Tabasco car and Steve Hey took thirteen champions provisionals in fifteenth starts. That was that was sad. That was saying fifty stars again. I can only stress. SO-CALLED TABASCO FIASCO was not not based on Tabasco it was based on team performance and to see Darryl take thirteen champions perennials in fifteen eighteen races. It was sad at first. And then it became ludicrous so that that reflected very poorly and unfairly on Tabasco. The moral of the story is that Tabasco was a decent spots. Are they pretty much got driven sport by team. That literally wasn't up to speed. The sponsor is important but everything has to be an order absolutely. We've already mentioned this many times. When it came to marketing Tabasco was right on target and offering the money it took to be competitive? They're right on target but they're competitive results. Were just awful and that just did not reflect very well on Tabasco which was gone one year so I have a question when you work in racing like we did for so long you accumulate a lot of stuff and one person's trash winds up being another person's treasure true and I gotTa have a story to tell about milt Heflin who was my co author on the Mission Control Book. I went to Mills House while we were writing the book and everything and visited his his office and he had a lot of knickknacks from his time NASA had a Lotta souvenirs and that kind of thing on top of his bookshelf was a contractor tractor model of the Hubble Space Telescope. It is probably maybe eighteen inches dollars. Pretty good sized model on the outside of it it had were all the lines. The Power Airlines were located and all that had the solar rays e opened up the top of it and there's actually a mirror inside for the telescope and all that well I thought it was pretty cool but it was just sitting on top of milk. Shelf had been sitting there for probably twenty five years since he was the flight director for the mission that service the Hubble Space Telescope and I went out to my car car and I checked on Ebay I was GonNa say if I could get one because I just thought it was neat Steve. I found one auction where this very same contractors model had been auctioned sixteen thousand dollars and I'm amy took a screen capture of that and I sent it back to mill. He was still not impressed. It was just something that he had had for years and years and years collecting dust on bookshelf and so now every once in a while he will send me a picture of is model. He took it out his garage. His unheeded unairconditioned garage garage is junk garage and all that so it was out there for a little while. He actually hung it on his bird theater. Just I guess just to give me a heart attack so milt has a lot of NASA stuff. You and I have a lot of NASCAR stuff of all the stuff that you have. What would you consider considered to be your most treasured memento? Well you're tying to okay and it's probably going surprise you a little bit. I have a framed named five dollar. Bill that was my payment given to me by David Pearson Through have bat really wow dollars and signed it but what he wrote was the following. I did not lose this. He cheated. Well you opened the door. What was the bet? I cannot remember can you remember. Can you not tell on family oriented. Show uh-huh now. The other is going to be a little bit unusual. It is a cigarette ashtray astray trimmed in gold. Porcelain trimmed in gold and in the center of it is a painting of Buddy. Baker's nineteen nineteen seventy three Ford Grande Torino. The drove for Bud Moore. Wow Okay it's never had anything put in it at all all it's in pristine shape and I've been offered a thousand dollars for every really. Yeah wow but I don't know of anybody who can come up with that same ashtray anywhere so as hard. It is to believe an ashtray. Lease the back. Okay so you and I have done a lot of joking about. What's your tracks rookie card and offering them to our patriot? Supporters and it being an official rookie card in your garage are hanging to uncut sheets sheets of that entire set now. I gotTa tell you if I were you. Those cards would be kind of at the top of the heat they are. They are right up and very very proud of having those two uncut sheets cards and there was a time when I would thought that they would put my kids through well. That's a different in store that did happen. That's a different story all right rick. I've gone through my list. What are your most prized NASCAR possessions? Well obviously there's the same ball itself and all those newspapers thirty two years in newspapers every issue of saying ever. That would obviously be my biggest memento but I had the chance to go and cover the very first exhibition race in Japan. That was a momentous trip. Yeah I remember that that. That was an amazing adventure and when we got over there of course everything happened with Elmo and that was very sad and then it's a different things happen while we were over over there but I went into one of the gift shops outside the racetrack and I bought a couple of Sam Bass prints bright for that race from what I remember. They were marked at what would amount to be thirty dollars each but from what I understand they were supposed to be marked at what would have been three hundred dollars so I got him for pre game prize. So I got the two prints and I took them around the garage and got every driver in the field to sign him as a reporter as a journalist you're not supposed to get autographs autographs. That's normally taboo. But that far away from home and being in that kind of situation and staying at the same hotel it just hasn't had a different field so I got every driver in the field to sign that print and to this day. One of those prints is hanging in in my den re release something. So you know Dale earnhardt Jr on that Terry Labonte Jeff. Gordon Rusty Wallace who won the race. All the Japanese happened as drivers one actually signed in Japanese which was kind of cool. So yeah that's my Momento of my time in racing Hi I'm Kirk Shell Medine. You're listening to the scene vault podcast. He'll be careful going home. Use Your turn signal where your seat belts and get the hell out of the Left Lane Steve. 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In The Draft Show - Our Plan for NASCAR, Driver News

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk

1:05:00 hr | 1 year ago

In The Draft Show - Our Plan for NASCAR, Driver News

"Dr. Do do. Retraite green spoken like hell now. Coming down. Don't do anything. Everyone to in the draft with Wilson. And was I'm Wilson here in sunny, southern California. What kind of sunny it's all chilly out while I think it's chilly up. Meanwhile, right across from me at our beautiful studio of the Dakotas version two point zero where it's more than Chile. Mr. Scott who is what's going on? There wasn't thirty eight degrees. We're in a heat wave right now. Nothing amazing. It was just telling Scotty how we're gonna have a low of thirty seven tonight, and it was like death com. One on all of the news channels locally because they were like, we're all gonna die every animal plant, and and and lizard in the kingdom is gonna freeze to death because it's going to be thirty seven tonight. We well early. We had minus fifty five wind chill. I still went to work. I guess I'm looking I'm looking at the forecast right now and the period for you. And it appears that next Tuesday, according to whatever website, this is whether dot com the highest going to beat teen in the low just just simple easy row. There's there's no no temperature. It's devoid of temperature. If none temperature this zero means that there's just no temperature. It's whatever choose your own adventure book at that point walkout on. My gosh shows are so awesome. Use swap outside us freeze and just chatter in the pieces at that point. Oh, no, not not here. Please here. Like, I was I was walk into the parking lot. I parked far away from the hospital because I'm smart and the wind was blowing directly at me. All I could feel like my my quads like after fifty. Just like they were just freezing up. I'm like well this garbage. And then you have scraper with you, the always carry the ice scraper in your pocket. No, even the ice cream. It doesn't do that much really point where things freeze to the point where they just don't want to be screaming. You know, it's kind of weird because obviously we both use live in Merlin, and we had snow. We have winter weather, and we had stuff like that. Right. And this last time I went to Kentucky. It was right on that edge of right when they're starting to get into winter. And so I will go out to the car in the morning, and it would have frost on it. And I mean, literally, I thought to myself has got in the car, and I'm looking around the car because like when you go to a place where it's cold on a regular basis, and you get the rental car, it usually has an ice scraper in the glove box in the trunk in the back seat somewhere like that. But we could talk easy. They're not used to that. I guess a whole lot. It's other is nothing and I'm looking through the car to see if there was an ice scraper thought to myself. Holy crap. This is the first time I've even thought of an ice scraper for like the better part of a decade. Even in Canada. You didn't think about nice because it wasn't cold enough? When the last time I went to Canada that was settled selection. Pretty nice. Yeah. In the one where I had to get my rental car because someone ran into my car, they had an ice cream in there like instant instantly, right there and the brush the ice cream brush the brush combo thing. Yep. Yep. Which did be good because it was a Dodge Ram. And I would literally have to get on the actual hood of the car to scrape it exactly angles as it was. And I didn't plan. I didn't plan for that. At all. Because I mean, I'm sure you're used to it, you know, and there's going to be like a foot of snow, and they told us all not to go out. I'm gonna need like an extra maybe four or five minutes to get to work and and get out there to the car. And I'm looking at my watch. I'm like, holy crap. Suppose it's ten minutes. Wimps supposed to be there in ten minutes. I didn't like consider the fact that I would have to sit here for ten minutes and let the windshield get hot. So I could see back out of the spot. Right. Yeah. When I when I first visited Canada before I moved there to Calgary was in January, just so I knew what exactly. So it's a hell of a thing. It was a lateral move. So here we are. Well, yeah, you got season well season there to deal with the studio to the codes, and I'll tell you. So the reason we're talking so much about non NASCAR stuff because not all talk about. But we will. I mean there couple of stories here one or two that are interesting, but there's nothing like really like earth shattering nothing. I that I wasn't surprised by considering we're seven weeks away. I'm kinda surprised, but I guess the holiday kind of Jimmy that whole thing up. It's four forty four forty four days. Four days. I think so seven Sundays. I think it's forty four days of the Daytona five hundred. I was looking through the the hot cheats this week and saw this one just this morning, which was Thursday when recording and so I guess we might as well tell everybody we're going to start with the NASCAR news. So you know, what part of the show you're in? Because I know that people are making notes at home. But there's this rash receiving said rouse racing is not running their extended team in two thousand nineteen for the past twenty five years past quarter of a decade Rosh racing has had at least one car in the x series. Usually was Mark Martin just like winning every race. They said they don't want to do anymore that want to focus on Cup just for the time being. But they might go back, and I'm reading this headline and Mike didn't didn't this already happen? Like didn't we already know? That thought we already knew this was rumored. I don't think it was confirmed. Oh, okay. All right. That was by the way, if you're scoring at home or you're in fear loan fifty one days as we tape this show. Okay. Until the Daytona five. Oh, there we go. And and in between there. I don't know if any of the NASCAR guys are racing in the Rolex twenty four Daytona. But they might be we'll find out for them because they're about to start practicing for that like in the next couple of days or something maybe this weekend. But yeah. With with the Ross racing thing, it was rumored because I think one of the drivers had said that they didn't have a ride, and they were looking for one of the guys who were I think it was time Jesse who said that because he was one of the eighteen drivers in that number sixty five last year, exactly. And then Ryan read left with with the diabetes, people Wilford Brindley and everybody. So. Yeah. But I mean. You have the writing was on the mall last year when they couldn't get sponsorship for their drivers. And they had a real Ryan read. And and Ryan Reed was the hotshot who just never followed through in honesty. And then you look at look at the the young guns. They had last year time adjust key. And the other guy and the other guy yet there was also the whole bubble Wallace situation too. Oh. They were like, yeah. You can go off to the forty three. But they're going to be a car for you to come back to sorry, guys. I mean that was those probably a huge red flag there where they're like we're gonna closest garage door when you leave and then we're gonna lock it and go home. Whereabouts. Like was one of those things where? Yeah. I mean, the December fourth is when it was rumored. Amanda, Vincent of the of the drive whatever that is reported the time Jesse said that there wouldn't be a rouse Fenway xfinity car last year. Austin sidga and chase Briscoe were in the car last year with Jesse and also that Lilly diabetes. They won't be returned. They announced they won't be returning two rows friend way because diabetes withdrew the sponsorship of the team. You know, I don't think either of her surprised by this. We're shocked by it. But I mean, we think about it's pretty big. I mean this rash. Freedom racing man. And they're not gonna be in the extended these series after all that time is it. I don't know if it's a sign that the xfinity series is struggling more than ever or if it's just simply sign that Rauch racing is struggling more than ever. Much little both because you look at you look at the whole situation with. The sponsorships and a lot of people. I mean, look at the amount of teams that have close up shop and the extended because lack of sponsorship now, I think that's a huge deal, especially when you don't have a big name talent. It doesn't bring the sponsorship with them. And even if you have a big name talent doesn't guarantee sponsorship. Yeah. Exactly. I mean, that's a couple of years. And I mean, I don't think that it rush Fenway. It has its own problems. It's up, but it had its own problems years before like David scrounging for sponsors for how many years now, it seems every turn it's it's a problem with sponsorship with rouse racing. So it should come as surprise on that front. But I think it's a huge surprise that. Even with three good drivers that they had last year. They couldn't get enough money for interest in one of them that they could run tire season their own car and the two guys split it. They had to have three guys split a car. Now looking at it from the other perspective because I agree with you. I think is a little bit of both. I mean, obviously, if the extremity series were more viable on its own than they wouldn't have problems getting as many problems getting sponsors. But now, I don't understand before the partnership with the Fenway group. And even after the. Ship Fenway group. Seems to not have really helped a whole lot with Rosh being able to to keep sponsors. Then get them every so often, but they're never ever ever able to really keep them. And I wonder I see I don't know. I don't know if that's because you know, Jack row still has maybe too much control. Because I can't imagine that the Fenway group would stand there willingly, and let sponsor just walk left him right without trying to do something about it. So it makes me wonder, and you were saying this, you know, a couple of weeks back when we were talking about rush racing that that maybe maybe the cat and a hat has a little bit this little bit jaded right now is a little bit too, much control. But then not enough foresight to be able to make the operation move along the way that it should be maybe Fenway as waiting until he finally gives in allows them to do a bit more with the team or and I'll throw this out here. What about the idea that that Fenway doesn't care about rouse racing? Especially with the the news coming out of couple of weeks ago. John henry. Give it they still stay. They saw them money in it though. You know, I mean this same time. If if you're a tension drawn on the bigger picture rather than your own team, you're going to let things fall by the wayside, especially if you don't have that much of a hand of a pot. Anyway, you know, I think that that's the big deals if you don't have your own guy advising what's going on with his team. Then you're going to have a little bit problems. Especially when you're like, hey, I can buy an ownership stake in the entire thing rather than just one thing that still I mean, it's still an organization. I can't remember how much, but it's still worth probably ten fifteen million. At least I would think. But at the time, I mean, the the idea of you know. Rouse Fenway racing. Like it started in two thousand seven when the team was at its peak. It's the now it's very much not at its peak. It says that that Jack Ralph is has a net worth of three hundred million dollars. Just Jack rouse. I believe that. Wow. Man. I mean, how many row row cars? Do you see like stocks like like streetcars the are used to see? Well, I was way off with the teams valuation to Forbes what I say the fifteen for a hundred and forty million dollars. All right. So yeah, just a little bit just a slight amount off if the team is worth one forty I would think that Fenway would would would you know, would be interested enough to try to do something with. How is it worth one hundred forty when they can't keep a damn sponsor? And it got shut down there their xfinity squad. I don't know. How four has a weird like algorithm when it comes to like valuation? Yeah. Of the whole thing. That's really weird. Yeah. I guess it's it's the fact that the prestige situation of it, the you can't you can't look at the whole list of top teams without going through goddamn slide show is everybody to have a slide show. I don't wanna view the gal flat show view the gallery. I just wanna see the damn numbers, man. Gimme Hendrick motorsports through and twenty five million. Then you got Gibbs racing to twenty. I could see that new. You have Stewart Haas at one seventy five, and then then are CR they're saying one one seventy how the hell's that possible. And then oh because sorry one seventy one sixty five of it is in her junior merchandise. Then pen for for children. Oh, sorry. Sorry. One hundred seventy one hundred sixty five of that is senior merchandise rated senior merchandise, then you got Penske at one hundred forty two and then you have rush Fenway racing. The sixth largest team in the sport at one hundred forty million dollars valuation was we're rows went from three hundred thirteen million a decade ago to how forty million they have four cars back then and the pool xfinity off ice Harz yet. The fog cars at one point that changed change the rules. Oh, man. That's crazy. I mean, we think about that is a terrible investment by the Fenway group. I can't remember when they got him. But still. Oh, lordy. All right. So let's get it from the from the standpoint of the the Cup team then because the idea here there president the Steve Newmark over the heck he is. I didn't really remember that he said that what they're doing. By shutting down the six Finnity team is to be able to focus on the Cup series in like inferior. I think it's a fantastic idea. Because I mean, they're just you know poop in the bed as far as Cup series is concerned. And if that's not making money, they're not making money. And so I think that that idea is very solid. He also said that sponsorship is is everything for the xfinity team. And quote at some point in time was at some point in time. He ho sorry. He hopes that quote in some point in time that we continue to evolve to a model that moves a little bit away from that meeting a little bit away from sponsorship. I'm assuming that he's looking at both the, oh, the idea of TV money and salary caps and ask car may be going to a different sponsorship model. I mean rash racing is saying we need to move away from sponsorships. You know, a team that you have five sponsored cars, isn't that? Like, a huge. I would think that's a huge sign. The NASCAR to say. You know, maybe it's time if they can wrote away from the bottom like this, then what's to keep Hendrick. Or what's to keep Stuart hostile on the road? Or what's keep Joe Gibbs racing? From just saying the same thing sponsorship is too valuable. It's too hard to keep we're going to pack up shop and go home. I think they're doing that with the steer system. Yeah. A lot of see I think I think it's gonna get to the point where the cheer system is. You you buy a car? Your money buys a car for a season. That'd be alright. And that's and that's how teams make money. I think that'd be. They don't have to worry about it. They worry about the car itself. And while LA here's your sponsor now. The thing is is that it's going to require a lot more work from drivers. They get their name out there because you're not gonna have a face of Eminem's. You're not gonna have a face of like nationwide like your everyone's gonna have to chip in there, do well, I think that I don't think they're gonna go away from a sponsor on the hood type of thing. Well, no. But I'm saying what I'm saying is that NASCAR has a tear where you you purchase this amount of millions. You're slapped onto Kyle Larson's car for the year. And then I Larsen and then the next year. Maybe someone else out bids them and their slapped on there. So Kyle Larson has four or five sponsors for five years, but canasta doesn't have to worry about going out and get those sponsors because NASCAR not form. So they're they're focused can be primarily on the technology of the car. And getting the car's all setup now possibility. You know, thinking two things number one. Would it be better? If the drivers we're the ones that were that had the sponsors. But I don't think that would be. We've we've seen it by people in the ass in the end. Yeah. Yeah. No, I agree with that. But the other thing if they had a system if NASCAR had a more organized system where instead of you know, they start saying stead of paying twenty million dollars names on the sport. And then you'll really get anything for it. We're gonna have ten people that, you know, pay twenty million dollars in your name is guaranteed on a car on a good car, you type of thing. And because of that they can reduce the amount of money that the teams need to go out and find I think it would do a go a long long way towards eliminating the the pay for ride thing where a guy brings money to the table either on his own or the sponsor and basically buys his way into a car when maybe shouldn't be driving that car AK, the Greg Olding religious, call it totally. Let me get that happens happens in a lot of different motor years. And and I, you know, is it, okay? If it happens in like some sort of challenge series, you know, it's like local originally, I guess that's fine. But I mean seriously is like the biggest level of motor sport in the United States. One of the biggest in the world, and it would be like some rich kid being able to buys way onto a baseball team or buys way onto a football team. It just wouldn't happen. In those sports you want to be legitimate. Don't you need the move toward model where not only rouse racing conservative without you know, hearing that fifth third's realizes that they really are wanting to third so they're pulling out of the series or having to rely on. Greg Alden come in and writing you a big fat. Check. Yeah. I think I can't you can't rely on the driver's because they never make their money back in the situation. Like k where guys default guys checks bounce guy. You know, sponsors checks bounced outta makes great Aures for us does. And you're waiting on that earth water stock and an exactly exactly like the biggest thing. But in the grand scheme of things, I think it shouldn't be on the drivers. And I think it should be even less on the teams to find sponsorship. Yeah. I think it's own the sanctioning body to find that sponsorship. It sounds in sounds a little backwards when you say, but I agree. One hundred percent. I mean, what else do they therefore, right? Just takes if NASCAR wants to control who gets who their product is represented by it should be about the drivers. It should be about the sponsors the sponsors say all right? We want this Bonsor in and you'll be with them, and you paid this amount. You're going to be on front row. Motor sports. And then after that you have so so if NASCAR worries about the sponsors for the cars. Then you put a salary cap on the equipment, and we fixed it that we've cost certainty everything that car makes the big bucks drivers. Get cut dependent upon their sponsor, the we have a livery, and then we have a salary cap for people with with all their parts and stuff like that. And it works and along with that they could cut the field even further to make it more viable. You know, because you can you can get rid of a lot of these cars. Yeah. Totally. You know, I mean, you could cut it down to like a twenty five car field, and it'd be fine. And and with a twenty eight it's not like, you know, a hundred and fifty thousand people we're going to show up if if it was a forty car field. But now only twenty thousand people are going to help if it's twenty five car field. If all twenty five of those cars have legitimate shot at winning and a legitimate shot a getting to the playoffs, then you're gonna pack the stadium with people. Well, and I think I think here's how you do it. Here's a play it. We do a relegation system. You have twenty five cars. Bottom five in the standings goes back to expend any. No this cuts out the need for the NASCAR spot. Nascar teams who are driving the Cup to worry about the they're expanded teams put a shut up, and then and then the mid level slash lower tier cars can go and extensively hone their craft. Bottom. Five go down top five go up and then away you go. And and again that sounds, you know, some people might say that's pretty ridiculous. But I mean think about every other professional sport, which was what NASCAR is trying to be just like in all of those other sports. I mean in the NFL. Yeah. You do have team owners that punt a season, right? And they kinda suck for a while. But it's not like it's not like they go out there and play one quarter. Then the team comes back to the bench in. They're like sorry were all her. We have to go. I mean that kind of crap doesn't happen in other sports. So why would you willingly have a forty car field when the bottom ten or bottom? Fifteen teams literally have zero shot at winning anything. Right. I mean, even the worst baseball team. Even the worst football team usually wins at least a game. I mean, so if you have if you're feeling NASCAR team that literally has no shot at winning anything. Then how is that gonna make me wanna come out to the race track? If you've got a team that is sponsor by by Greg Olding's, friends brothers aunt and they're going to run thirty fifth every week. Well, I think I think the biggest thing here is that. It's too because you've not only have to worry about the the playoff race. You worry about the cut line to for relegation. Yeah. And then you worry xfinity more of a bump because which guys are gonna be moving up the Cup next year, and it gives xfinity their own identity as well. Because you're trying you're literally racing for your spot at that point here. Literally, you're going to see a lot more people. I mean, of course, it you run the risk of guys getting plucked off a good teams, and then go, and blah, blah, blah. But you know, contracts are what they are. But the team itself that number itself that wholesale itself. Boop up and down. And then you cut down to the Cup drivers driving inexpensively it cuts down on on crappy cars in the roster. And it gives teams the ability to make more money. I think this would make xfinity much more viable if you do it like that. If you have a relegation system, it doesn't seem like a bad idea. I mean, that's how NASCAR is playing at that. The extended. Series is you know, these are the next guy's coming up. Maybe they literally could be the next guy's coming up. And then when you've got a short field twenty five or so cars. And those guys know they know that they have to perform or go home. Then you're we're not going to be sitting around anymore with like ten guys at of wanna race. You know, wondering who's going to get in on points? We're gonna have like we're gonna have a legitimately fifteen to twenty teams that could win a race. Which means when it comes to playoff time, a win isn't necessarily. And you're in now things get a little bit more fun to and it's more exciting for the fans to watch. Because. Okay. So you know, joy Lagawe wanna race Ricky Stenhouse junior race. It doesn't mean they're getting into the playoffs because if more than sixteen guys win race. And I think at that point if you cut down the field, I think you have to cut down the size of the playoffs too. I mean, really well. Yeah, I was going to bring up you, you you you can play with twelve twelve playoff maybe twelve or you really wanna get wacky. Kgo eight you go eight. And then you have you have thirty five wait. No. That math doesn't workout. Plus twenty nine regular season races that you have your your what is that the how many races F seven? Yeah. Seven race playoff seven game playoffs and other sports minus football. And I know all that stuff sounds crazy. But I mean, that's car has to do something. It sounds crazy. And till you put it into logic. You know, I mean, you have to shake things up and make a product. That's more exciting on the track. But you can't artificially make it exciting that you can't like there's no way they can engineer like a bumper to bumper finish the only only people that can make a bumper to bumper finish are those drivers on the track knowing that if they don't get past that guy in front of them they're going to be in this league anymore. They're gonna get demoted. You know, if a guy hits two hundred and baseball guess where he's headed, you know. And if it's the same type of situation they want to create game seven moments those are game seven moments all the time. Because now you really it's like the great great a way to look at is like college football. I mean, we just got through all the bowl games. Right. And I know college football is nearly as good as the NFL college basketball, not nearly as good as the NBA. Because the players aren't as good, however, for these kids, it's like their entire life twenty years from now, it's not going to matter whether they want or lost this bowl game or whatever. But at that point it is their entire life. This is their last chance to do something huge and go out there and they play like it. And so if you create that same atmosphere NASCAR people are going to be more. They're gonna wanna watch more. Yeah. I mean, you have to create some kind of thing that's going to stick. Of course with short feels you can have shorter races. Now because I'm not a lot of people don't want to see twenty-five guys. Go around the same thing for hundred times short in the season short and the racist short in the field, and then make it count like make the if you don't perform something bad will happen to you. Yeah. It's one of those things where you have to if you're if you're gonna go full full into this. If you wanna get people engaged, this is how you do. It you go extreme. And and you know, if they cut the field and they make a salary cap. I think teams are going to be closer together is gonna create a little bit more parody. Is that even that extreme though? I don't think it's that extreme now. I I think it's extreme when you look at your cutting almost half the field. It's extreme in the quantity sense. Not the quality cents. I mean, I'm looking at drivers who started all the racist this year, right? And I go down to. I go down to. Here's Maddie tie-down. Perfect example, Todd Dillon thirty six races. He finished twenty Michael McDowell. You can throw him in this one too, many Benedetto. Bubba Wallace bit of a pass because he was a rookie in poop car after. But all three of those guys those were the three lowest scores other than Bubba. That were fulltime drivers. Michael McDowell tied Dylan Matt Benedetto between the trio of those obviously not a win no top fives. And they had one to each one had one top ten. You can throw David Ragan without as well. David Reagan thirty six races, no wins. No top one top ten. Bubba actually had three top tens. He'll all of those guys if they were the equivalent level of football player or of hockey player would they be starting professional games every week God. No. But they're starting a professional race every single week. And there's no, you know, again, you know, the go back to the so stupid stage Bs, and you know, demo you'll know who Sube leading the race at any point in time and NASCAR, oh, we wanted to be like stick and ball sports to be like regular prevent well them make it truly like professional sports because in a real professional sports sad to say sorry to say, but those guys would not be starting in any professional sport other than NASCAR because they can pay their way in or they have a sponsor who just believes in them for some bizarre reason, and nobody else in the sport. So weird situation. It really is. It really is. And you know, and you know, perfect example of how that works goes bring it awful circle again with rouse racing. Not starting in their not having xfinity team. And last year. We knew that, you know, the writing was on the wall one of the major science was the fact that Bubba Wallace who a major professional yo the Cup team was interested in the heat his xfinity team had to shutdown why. Because the sponsorship he was like fifth in the points at the time. I think you know. Yeah. I mean, those are the types of situations that NASCAR needs to be like. Whoa, dude that that looks bad promise at they don't open up there is until it's far too late. So what can you do? What can you do when you have the blind leading the blind? That's the problem. Let me look at the extent of these series here. All right. And my biggest thing is that if you wanna make every series profitable, which I think they do why wouldn't you do something like that? Like, why wouldn't you? Go ahead and and make your xfinity Justice good as your Cup series. Right. And why not be able to push that? And push this. This new new era of racing it seems it seems like they short-changed the Finnity after a wanna say two thousand when Jeff green and Jason Keller were ripping things up, and it was a viable series with making a lot of new stars. And while there was inclusion of Mark Martin Jeff Burton in the rouse racing guys and some other guys here, and there wasn't overly dominated by those guys. Those guys didn't win every week. They won a good amount. But at the same time other guys are as competitive with. Them weaken and week out. I'm looking here at the extent of the I can't look on NASCAR dot com. Look at last year it's xfinity series because NASCAR dot com as terrible. They literally don't have last year standings, you can't fuck it up on their website. But you can find this. Exponentially. Xfinity drivers that race the entire season. Spencer boyd. Who's that Vinnie Miller? I'm not joking. Vinny miller. I can't even tell you who've any Miller is, but he raced the entire thirty three schedule. Both those both those guys scored less points than Shane Lee. Also, I've never heard in. But chain Lee only Ray in thirteen races. Shane Lee who had never heard of has ran thirteen xfinity races and score more points than Spencer Boyd or any Miller who ran the whole season JJ Ailey within thirty one races and finished twenty eighth in the standings. But when you think about, unfortunately, I can't I can't translate it to last year because of the numbers in front of me. But think about that for a second that Bubba Wallace. Who was top five top ten whatever it was in the standings, his ride shut down. But yet Spencer Boyd Qarase's thirty three races. Why I mean that like logically that doesn't make sense sports? Is part of this because we don't watch expending that much. Yeah. Is that why we don't know the driver's horrible. Probably. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Definitely definitely. But, but it makes no sense that. Like that's part of what needs to get overhauled in the system because a row tracing shouldn't be closing up shop and be when they do have to close up shop for one of their drivers that driver shouldn't have to sit bubble Walsh not have had to sit out for the rest of the year while guys like Spencer boy and Vinny Miller race cars terribly or race. Terrible cars put it that way. I don't wanna blame them. They might be good drivers. Alex Bowman good driver. He was in a terrible car. But, but but that became racing's another good example of that wise became racing. Why were they even in the Cup series? Well, bike racing. Why were they? Oh, bike racing Wiesel bike racing. Just allowed to just jump right in the Cup series. Yes. I know they've been kind of doing a little bit of extended. They should be able to be they should have to be good at extremely than they can move up like Scott now that didn't work out. But I give them so much credit. Gary Scott somebody because he didn't just say, oh, I'm going to go to the Cup series and Scurr around and take money from whoever he did. Well, at the, you know at the extended level, then decided, okay, we're gonna move up it didn't work out. But at least they went about it the right way. And even then like it wasn't Turner Scott in its entirety was that's where they really made their. Hey. Also know what would happen? Let's see have another Turner Scott motorsports. Have another Turner Scott seemed like that let's say they do really really, well, they do really really well or JR motorsports for that matter. German sports typically those very well what if they finish top five, but they don't want to move up to the Cup series. How do you handle that? I don't think you have toys. They just got to go you have to because at that point is not it's not there's not that much of a despaired. Right. Because and yes, they're rule changes or differences, but part of the deal in that system is that NASCAR is providing you the sponsorship in the money to be able to make these -able exactly fair enough. So I think that that that would actually. Allow places like JR motor sports like the homegrown to be able to function better because everything is streamlined. And then you don't have to worry about getting a sponsor. You don't have to worry about the extra money and going to the Cup. You don't have to worry about this that and the other because because there is a system in place where it's only going to cost you X number of dollars to race in the series anyway. And here's a big check from a sponsor that's going to cover that. And you know, maybe the teams are allowed to get a socio sponsors to help them. You know, hire extra engineers or do some stuff, but they still have standard the salary cap. Right. Exactly. And I think that that helps to like if you do that then. How do you think? It's a lot better. I think it's more. It's more of a drive Bill for these smaller teams. It'd be like, okay. Let's let's build up. Because now there's more money Finnity. Let's build it up more. So we can get to the Cup and then make even more money. So I I see no problem in a relegation promotion situation. Well, and then on top of that too. Yeah. You know? I mean guys are coming to the Cup series as opposed to racing Finnity because they can start and park and make more money. Well with a limited field, and that same incentive if you're that Turner, Scott or your that jerem motor sports or say your Tory racing who won the truck series. You know, wouldn't they like to move up, but they don't have the money. And now they have the money, and they can win a lot more money than they were winning the truck series to win win situation. Absolutely. I don't see why you wouldn't do it in. All. Honestly, I think we solved it. We did it everybody. I think we did this is by far. The most radical set of ideas that have been kicked around at all. But honestly, I mean, if they want the ends back in the stands, and they want to stop, you know, working as Asians that have been in a series for twenty five years from just simply not being able to show up. Those are the types of things they need to do or consider. Well, yeah. Because you have to figure out. What's popular? Yeah. I mean people getting voted off the island. Yeah. Yeah. They're they're bitter too late on that said is that is true. Yeah. They people love chaos, and if you have a guy who's gonna down season, and they get to motive. Or you have you have a team that is so good and explicity. And then next thing, you know, boom, they make a thing incumbent if they one of the popular drivers down like, honestly, I see no downside to this. Okay. So here are her. All right here are the drivers that are below twenty fifth in the points that finish season below twenty fifth in the points. Chris sure was twenty fourth by the way. David Ragan was twenty fifth already. When I say those words Chris butcher was twenty four th and David Ragan was twenty fifth. I'm thinking that like somewhere around twenty five car field will be just about right? You know, because you've got above that above those guys you've got William Byrom upcoming rookie, but still don't know AJ Elminger. Who's going to be replaced, but he's gonna be replaced with somebody who's got? I think a better chance overall than than he did. Then when you go about that. Now, you're in the Suarez, Jamie MAC. Paul menard. Ricky Stenhouse junior Ryan Newman Alex Bowman Eric Jones, Jimmy Johnson. Austin Dillon all of those guys with the exception of Bowman and soirees own Menard have wanna race before. Wait minard wanna race didn't wanna raise years ago? Yeah. Yeah. Have to look that up to make sure I'm saying it right now. I think you're right. I think he wants them like road course. He win Indy. Almost certain he. Yeah. Won one race. And you were absolutely right. It was the Brickyard. I thought so I thought he went prestigious race that. No one really cared about. Yep. Yep. That's exactly what he did. But I mean, those guys those guys at least have shown they could win. And when you look at those those teams. All right. A win by Hendrick. A gentleman digger multi car team in JT Dorothy, who would be one of those types of teams that would that would massively benefit from that type of system. I mean, that's really what they lack they don't lack motivation. I mean, those guys want to be there. But they liked the money. Right Suarez jobs racing. Is we're gonna talk about here in a second going to be headed the Stewart Haas, Jamie MAC, big time team. Paul Menard would brothers another team that would love to race full time. And they are racing fulltime. But they would love to be competitive. They just don't really have the backing of the financial means to do it other than that. You're talking about row tracing Ricky Stenhouse Newman's going the route tracing Alex Bowman that's Hendra either. All big time teams from there on up. And yeah, you could argue well new would suck only having like six major owners in the sport, you know, with four cars each, and it's not how it will work. There'd be like eight or ten owners. Okay. That's fallen eater. Tendons is cool with me. Why not like essentially eight or ten odors right now. Yeah. And below that below that twenty-five you've got Dave Reagan. You've got Michael McDowell tied Dillon. Bubba wallace. Deebo then part timers case came Trevor Bayne Matt Kenseth Reagan Smith Korla, Joey Kollwitz those. I mean, Greg organised guys we're not gonna win races. Jeffrey on her is not gonna win cow weatherman not gonna win race. And it's one of those things where wouldn't you want to have a dumb it car winning championships and win races against the best and only the best. And then and then that like it gives drive for these smaller teams, and it gives them a little I obviously everyone's to be Cup series. But you're gonna go poor, and you're gonna you're gonna finish mid pack for what how does that improve your team? How does it improve your driver? You're gonna take Greg all the money and then go bankrupt. Eventually, I mean, just in a word ridiculus, they need to cut all that crap out. Yeah. Maybe maybe they'll like, our ideas. But that's fine. You can you know, you can just they can come up with their own, but they've got to cut all the crap out and just get down to religiously competitive teams, like even I don't even know who the worst team in the NFL was this year. But next year literally they could make the playoffs. I mean, they could whoever it is. I think about the eagles eagles won the Super Bowl. They just barely squeaked in this year. Why because in that league there there are nothing but good players. And so even the poopie is team with some slight tweaking a little bit of money here and there can turn from a crap team into a playoff team. But that can't happen in NASCAR right now with the way, it's structured, I mean, you know, with with the balance between the haves and the have nots and the quality of the drivers in the cars. I mean front row is not gonna make the playoffs next year. You know, the remnants of became racing aren't gonna make the playoffs year. This M Y steaks, or whatever they are. The playoffs. I mean, come on. Like, why wouldn't you wanna go to expense? Why wouldn't it's cheaper? Like the more. You have to get more exposure that's getting like the TV in the medium board to like that like as NASCAR you have to get everybody on board. And I think with the dwindling ratings doing something this extreme obviously not for this year for twenty to twenty twenty. Oh, you institute the relegation allowing twenty twenty along with the the new sponsorship scheme and everything they're doing anyway. So why not? They say these twenty five teams hold of charter. And that's it finished below two. If you finish below twentieth. Your charters done for the next year. And it goes to the five guys you're coming up for makes have some have some brass ones spend the night partying with Brian France. And then come up with some new ideas xactly what we did came up with this. Thirty minutes segment. Oh, man. Well, that was the first story. It's forty minutes to get through the first story. So let's do this tick break when we come back. We'll talk about this war is deal. Couple of small things like Germain racing moving. Ryan Blaney and then that's pretty much ended the show at that point. So don't go. There's a fine line between clever and stupid and these guys obviously left her glasses at home. Welcome back to in the draft with Wilson. And was I'm Wilson that is the was man we talked in the first in the first half of the show. I can't believe this. We literally solved all of nascar's problems. Well, when all said and done we're going to have it's going to be like the I seventy five percent of the show. Yeah. Yeah. Prob- probably because we own them really have anything else to talk about. But but there it is. I think we figured it out. So NASCAR can solve sponsorship issue, and they can solve the attendance issue, and they can solve the excitement issue. I think our laundry list is a make the season shorter beating make the racist shorter. See make the field smaller, then D instead of having all this crappy cars, crappy drivers come and pay for the crappy cars BS. You literally earn your way into the Cup series. And then you have to race well to stay there. So at the end of the year what the top twenty get to stay the bottom five. To go back to extend the the top five from xfinity move up Zac, and does all the sponsorship issue. Nascar can go to this new model. They can get ten or fifteen companies to pay twenty million dollars a year apiece. And then they take that money. And that is what they give to the teams to be able to build. The cars raced the cars under a particular salary cap. The only thing allowed outside of that salary. Cap driver salaries, I'm cool with that. And I would suggest that what the teams could do to make that extra money for drivers salaries that could be based on that could be maybe scaled on them just tossing this out there talking about this in the first half, maybe that could be scaled merchandise sales or maybe that could be scaled on like a couple of associates sponsorships that the teams are allowed to sell on their own to be able to afford their personnel type thing, I remember they have to work out a new new apparel deal because love peace and haggerty's fanatics. Exactly, exactly. I will be fair. I think if a driver sells a ton of merch, then the team should be able to use that money to pay the driver more than the drivers. For the other teams. Sure. It's a it's a way to do it. So it's the best way to do it. See as an immature person. I would have been a shorter shorter season be shorter races a C shorter field dis nuts. And the last come rolling in. And then go E F profit. Rousing standing ovation Turco and on the next. Hey, still step one steal underpants. Exactly step three profit. I think that's it. I think we got it there. We we can help them iron out the details. If anybody knows if Jimmy Johnson is listening today like you normally does. Yes. What he's probably gonna steal that. That idea drivers counseling. Totally. That's why I say we cut it before we put this up. Then we can go ahead and send it to Ryan France. And hopefully during his backed up thing, then he'll take credit for it. Will I've got away to get back in. There you go cars, I figured out. Not on a bender silvered up. I came up with the Siberia, stoled it. I mean, I came up with this on my own. All right. So apparently, Adam Sturm who his tweets are. Now, a source of NASCAR news apparently says that we might Namie any other any other person breaking this kind of that's true. He says that we make in announcement as soon as next week that Daniel Suarez is going to the forty one car at Stewart Haas, and that era is expected to be part of the deal. Again, just like the rouse racing thing. I don't think it's anything that. We haven't heard already before. And it should have been assumed any totally. I mean, my guess is the only reasons taking so long because now the Kurt Busch stuff is figured out. My guess the only reason is taking so long as because airs is trying to get as much as far out of their JJ ordeal as they possibly can. Oh, yeah. Because they're going to get they got screwed in that. Let's be honest. That's should be no shot anybody. Yeah. My I mean, I don't know. I don't know how the contract was worded. But they were on with Carl. They were already on with Suarez when he was in the extended series. And so maybe they. I would assume because like if you if you sign on the sponsor Carlo words car, I would assume there's some sort of clause in there saying that you're doing this because Carl Edwards is part of the team is driving the car, if he leaves then the mood there might be some sort of out clause or something you would hope and their lawyers are smart like that. And then they got lucky because you know, they were already on board with and so they said, okay, then. But now, they might not be so okay with it. Right. I think now now they have to be like, yeah. No. We don't have anybody here. I don't wanna be here. No, more either. So the probably trying to figure all that out. You know, I I think I still will maintain that. This is not going to be a step down for Daniel Suarez. It may be a step up for him. Or we're gonna see the town of right? If he's actually if he's actually super talented, or if it's just if you know, we we all got fooled, especially considering what happened with Merola because I mean, everybody was like, oh, you know, the talents. They're the team sucks. And it turns out the talent was there team sucked. So now, we're going to get to. We know the cars are gonna be capable. So a matter of whether he can put up or shut up in in that respect. So and and it's great for the other reason that we talked about a couple of weeks back when this when this is kind of pretty much been a done deal. That's been announced is that in the our situation. He was kind of thrust into that. It wasn't his choice. And this is going to be a legitimate fresh start for him a legitimate opportunity to have his own thing as opposed to take over Carlo which thing. I'm at a point now where if Daniels words can prove people wrong, then we have the conversation of why Joe Gibbs terrible with. Yeah. Develop developing young drivers. And yet to see word falls off at and I think I think source is going to be good, by the way. And oh, absolutely. And I think the drop off is the fact that Kyle Busch Ryan and Denny Hamlin and all these other guys ransom and xfinity series. So I mean, it's a situation where you guys he can't develop because of the fact that you have people in the way, here's egos are bigger than their brains. Yeah. And yeah. And I still don't get because Soir is one way or the other still win the extended the championship. I don't get. Why like their Ricky Stenhouse want us unless you're running explain each shift? That's true. But then they came up. The poop team's hidden come up to poop team. But they just couldn't nobody got thrown into a situation that he wasn't prepared for. That's true. That's true. That's true. Let's see what else. We got Germain racing is moving their shop to from guess mooresville to welcome out of their moving the closer to children's racing because they've got a technical alliance there. And I guess they think that'll make Ty Dillon a little bit better. Hopefully, it does. We'll be the judge of that. I'm sure. Petty and going back to the first half of the show the sponsorship issue petty and Bob Wallace losing clicking close. I didn't realize they were only three races. They're all in that car for three races issue. Well, they're on the Daytona five hundred believe and that was the big thing. I think the bigger deal for this is NASCAR loses. Another sponsor for the entire sanctioning as close was the the mortgage lender. Whatever that meant. They took money from them for literally nothing. Exactly. And not even getting the chicks for free. And then no wonder they left. But again, that's the type of thing that will be solved by what we're talking about. In the first half of the show because cooking close would not want to leave if they were on a car that had a legitimate shot to win every week. Sure. You know, or they or they had people promoting it. That were good. Yeah. Yeah. I don't think you have to be on the car. I think you have to have everybody promoting it. Yeah. Then you're fine. What else we got Ryan Blaine? Oh, this this. You can file this in the brilliant ideas category. Ryan Blaney in a fort thirteen days. Fourteen days when you're hearing this show so January twentieth. January twentieth. Ryan Blaney is going to be on magnum PI immediately after the championship game. Apparently the shows doing pretty well. I don't know. I I watched it. I was a huge fan of the first one. I was forty five back then when it came out and the second one want to I've seen like episodes of really wanted to like it because he wants magnum PI, but it's just not not doing much for me. But I'll watch it with Ryan Blaney on. It'll be this. What channels AFC championship game on? CBS? Nascar doing a great job with their. They're broadcasting partners. Right. Like we've got Ryan Blaney. We got a NASCAR driver and promote put him on the network that doesn't show the race. Less allow him to do just nothing and. The interesting part about this. Unlike you know, Joey Logano and break has Laskey shark NATO seventeen he's not gonna play like himself. He's gonna play a racecar driver either. He's going to play a legitimate character. He's going to be some sort of Valentin hunter. And when I look at Ryan Blaney. I think that dude's probably about the honor. Look at him. And I say he's more of of huggy bear anything else. And he's not the only athlete that's going to be on that particular episode. Can't remember who Eddie George any Georgia's gonna be on it? Former Tennessee titans running back at short strangely enough. I've seen Eddie George on it. What what show did I see him on? And he was like playing like a real role on it. Interesting. Was it was like one of those like here. I'm gonna look him up. We're looking up on. I'm Debbie right now because I saw him on the show. And I was like is that is that George and sure enough I looked up. I was like holy crap. It's Eddie, George, and he wasn't bad at all. I thought it was all right? Let's see here. He was he was oh, you know, what? No, no. He's going to be on the soda magnum PI NCIS someone NCIS, and I do not watch NCIS. So it was really random that. It's. He was on like a couple of episodes. In fact, that's probably why stopped because I literally never watched that show entire episode of that show, and I was flipping through. And and it was like cattle so familiar who is he enters. I was at Georgia. Let's you also in this episode because they've got the magnum PI credit up on Georgia's thing ready. All right. So Eddie, George a rhyme. Ryan Blaney is listed. Georgia's can Ken Jong can John g John j-o-h-n? They miss half. The Ken John. Not not ill not can Jong Il or on. But you know, Angove movies hangover guy knows how to kill a sitcom. My gosh is you know, how to kill it. Terrible sitcom. Yeah. So far. It says here that Ryan Blaney is credits. He was a voice cars three. Did you see three? I didn't know. I did not he was in. He was a delivery man in Logan lucky. Oh that NASCAR movie. Oh, is that the movie where they stole the crap from Charlotte? Okay. All right. So he was a deliveryman in Logan lucky. He was apparently special agent would in the TV series taken last year. Special agent would hurry up. Hurry up. I'm losing would exactly hurry line in the show. And then he was in the Spiderman TV series. He was just the voice. So is apparently cartoon of some sort. Someone called overdrive. All right. So there you go. Wow. Check that out like even has like when you go to page, like even have like, you know, everybody has their like their highlights up with the like, the movie posters from their highlights or whatever. And I mean, it looks legit looking lucky cars magnum PI taken. But the guy without a special set of skills or unique set of skills. Life after NASCAR. I guess. So maybe preparing for maybe once beat big time. Actor Eddie, George doesn't don't you that totally or Kim Jong Il. That's Il Il, Kim Jong Il. I saw some last night on this terrible terrible reality show. That's to say there's any reality shows. That are good. Yeah. You're right. But this was particularly bad was the first episode of it. They have you seen the commercials for this thing. Do you watch the hell you're talking about right now, they take these they take like semi famous people, and they dress them in ridiculous outfits, and they sing and all. Yeah. The mass singer performer. So that sounds you wanna see like seriously like it is so bad like loops around. And it becomes train wreck. You have to stare at it. Why it's like, it's the pleasantly terrible. When did singing shows became become a big thing is literally like jumping the singing show shark in such a huge way that it is. It's like it is like the reality show version of shark NATO. That's how bad it's jumping the shark NATO. Oh, I'll tell you more about an off the news talk about that on the show. We've gone too far as it is. I know I know so next week they start to Chile starts January fourteen. So at the end of next week, I guess goes from the fourteenth to the nineteenth and going back looping all back to the gaining of the show by the way couple of NASCAR people in the chili bowl collar some good shot to win Jaleel will finish like one hundred seventy fifth. Christopher bell tricksters champion Lynn Cassel said he's going to do it. Looks bowman. It's going to do it. Casey. Kane is going to do at Tanner Berryhill is going to Rico, Abe ru all those guys participating in it dirt track race, right? And they do it in lots and lots of stages. That's why takes so long from the fourteenth nineteenth three hundred as of the recording of the show three hundred and fifty two cars are entered in the chili bowl. That's why takes days and days to go through all. And when I saw that this only thing I thought when I saw that because it's like this every year. And I thought to myself is looking at the century Lasota scanning through it to see if there's you know, who the drives we know that we're in it. And I'm like what like what is it like, whatever they is it they say what is it? They say what is it? And then some other stuff it's guitar solo. And. I mean, whatever they're doing. That's what NASCAR needs to do. I mean. Well, I mean. I mean, you you I don't know if deal with that for a week you and I could take like an old chevelle to auto club speedway. And we'd have a shot at getting in the race because they're only going to be thirty seven entries. Right. Three hundred fifty two people have signed up for this race through in a fifty two for one race. It's insane. So why short races short exciting races? And once you get down to the final chili bowl race three hundred fifty two down to a however many are in the feature. You know, what twenty maybe in the feature? I don't even know how many are in the feature. You know, when you're watching that race than any one of those guys has a legitimate shot of winning why because they had to race their way in just like we're suggesting with all of the Cup series. You should have to raise your way in. So when you're sitting in the stands watching, you know that any one of those cars on any given day could go out there and kick everybody else's, but. Yeah. I mean, it's not it's not the worst idea. We've had the worst idea ever. But I don't know if people like we have a problem with people's attention span here doing a week of things with three hundred fifty cars. Well, no, no, no, no. You know, what I'm saying is is the whole idea of short races and feature races that only have talented drivers capable of winning. That's that's why people like Dora l say truck series race where not all of the people in the truck series are necessarily in the final race. And this goes back to remember you were talking earlier this year about will. Why would the wire the stages stages? Get people off the track get the cut out the riffraff each stage. That's exactly what they do with Eldar and people don't get pissed off about that. So why would people have connection about it in the Cup series regularly? You're you won't you woman answer. Nascar fans are fickle. I don't need this of. Oh, man. All right there. It is. We've done it. We had what six stories. Yeah. I know one two three four five six four five six stories. That's it there. This rash racing. They really took. The theme outta me. I'm not gonna lie to you. I know. What date is because it's the holiday season is. Gosh, it really is bad. You know, I I missed like an important meeting that we're supposed to have yesterday. Mr. Sofala was Monday. Oh, nice posse. L that me. I was like what it's oh. It's not Monday. What do you want for me? It's the beginning of the oh, it's actually the middle. So, but I think is great. I think we made great progress because the first show the first show two thousand nineteen we already solved all of nascar's problems. Emmy. Emme another listener. So so my buddy my buddy, Chris who's a big fan of the faceoff hockey show. Oh, hopped on listened enjoyed his enjoyed his episode that he listened to. I don't know which when you listen to hopefully, it was the eight hour award show. Yeah. I hope so if you missed the award show, then you can go back to he could still listen to it. 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#413 - 2020 Preview & Pro Drifter Amanda Sorensen

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#413 - 2020 Preview & Pro Drifter Amanda Sorensen

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We got a lot of new partners on board to lots of good stuff to come in the month of January from the general tire down and dirty show powered Howard by players razor. After eight years. We got a switch things up right. We gotta keep bringing you the biggest best content and all of motorsports and that is the plan today though shifting gears. We're going to do something a little bit different. You know we kinda ease in our way into the motor sports season this year. It seems like but then all of a sudden this week it comes boom Bam full force we got to car rally. We've got supercross. We have the best measure Parker to fifty I mean Daytonas out there twenty four hours the Daytona Daytona five hundred we got NHRA. We got a lot of stuff coming in the pipeline line in the next few weeks. But today we're going to kind of I guess kind of assess the situation. Where are we in twenty twenty in regards to motor sports? We've got my good friend. Leoni media director at the down under the show he's GonNa be on. We are going to do our first power rankings of the year this week on the show and then I'm GonNa have my good friend Rob D'Amico you know him from Fox sports at one of the biggest motor sports shows in the country. You know he kinda retired from national radio but he's come back into the podcasting world and he's going to start doing a segment on the show where we talk all things mainstream motorsports as well so rob D'Amico on the show today as well in our number two two and then we've got a good friend of mine she is a shredder she former. UTV Racer and Maude Cart shifted gears now. She's one of the top ranked female drifters rafters in the world and formerly pro to Amanda. Sorenson she is going to be on the show as well so we are slam packed today. Episode Number Two of Twenty Twenty. 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At Dot Com now and get your UTV or ATV dialed in which you here catch all the bag episodes of the down down and dirty radio show on apple podcast and be sure to rate review and subscribe all right now officially kicking things off on the general tire down and dirty show powered by Polaris Razor and You know I just got done with the best in the Desert Park to fifty greg to get back behind the wheel my UTV VIP king in the Hammer's coming up in a couple of weeks ago. I don't even hot explain it man but my boy James Hill G motorsports I gotta give him a shot off because he is working miracles goals to give me a car in time for hammers. I've no idea what is in store for me when I get out there to. Koa I gotTa tell you. It's probably going to be a hell of a good time time. That's for sure You know I've been in the rocks a little bit doing some pre running. We are definitely Definitely I think we're GONNA have our work cut Out For us but you're number one. It's just getting to the finish line. That's all we care about trying to get to that. Finish line so yeah. So that's coming up. We Got Parker four twenty five in my hometown this week as well or this coming week as well. So we'll be. We'll be hanging out doing doing that. Probably hanging out with my good friends at vision. We own on our partner here. I don't know trying to sling some wheels the offered community but You know all that kind of coming up in the next few weeks but this you know this episodes episode is really going to be about forward looking in twenty twenty what to expect in the weeks and months to come. We got a lot of changes going on and and we'll probably be doing that the next couple of weeks just kind of forward looking because we don't what have you know indycar. We don't have NASCAR. We don't have to do a lot an ask our coverage probably a little bit more this year but you know we. We don't have those major motor sports phone in the one and and we don't do a ton of talk on that either it's more action motorsports but even that Formula D rally You know we don't even have snowdrift rally coming up yet. I mean obviously off-road oh no short-course yet just pretty much off road is the only thing that we've got to talk about so we're GonNa talk tunnel that Dakar Rally I mean. What more can you say the you you know? One of the the Globes most marquee motor sports events at just wrapped up and to Americans we. We've finally broke through the barrier. We had not just one American. Take the first ever. I ever in class victory at Dakar we had to. Oh yes ricky gray back and Casey Curry. Both taken victories at the Dakar. Rally on on two wheels and four K.. Securing the side-by-side Division. They call it something else there whereas via. I don't know something something crazy you know Europeans. It can't just be normal. We gotta we gotta reinvent the name of of something I can't call it. Utd your side. I buy side. We're GONNA come up with our own name European listener. Yes sometimes you guys tend to over complicate things on the flip side us. Americans tend to over complicate things as well. I've always found that funny right. Americans always go. Oh everything's in meters and kilometers an hour and man. Why why does the rest of the world have to make things complicated complicated? I'm like no newsflash man. Have you ever actually looked at the metric system so much easier. Then what do they call it. The imperial system that we're on here in the United States like there's no rhyme or reason anything you know twelve to a twelve inches to a foot and then there's three foot to a yard you know. There's what five thousand something feet in a in a mile or one thousand something feet in a i. It's like so complicated. As no rhyme reasoning the metric systems like ten ten ten ten millimeters centimeter. Ten centimeters is a decimeter. You know it just goes on and on and it's like you know it's so so it's so freaking easy and you know it's it doesn't take long to learn and I'm like yeah so uh Americans. I say that in regards to naming in certain things in Europe. Yes you overcomplicate it. Americans we over complicate things too. We are not immune to it. I will own it. I am saying it right here on the show. Yes we we over complicate things too. So I don't think I'm attacking you all attack US holiday long as well but I don't even know how we got on that but yeah anyways yeah yeah rally. We're going to jump into that Christley owner we're GONNA be talking a lot of Dacca rally in the power rankings. I'm assuming so. Yeah we've got that to get to and like I said before man we've got some massive massive changes coming to the show and it's going to be in if you're listening online. You're listening nationally. Everything is going to stay the same for you. But we're going to give you a massive massive option on how to listen to this. Show that you guys have been requesting for damn near a decade and we're going to finally be able to deliver. I can't wait till at that news out of the bag. It is coming soon. Mark My word you guys are going to be stoked absolutely stoked on it so yeah you know and so we've been kind of a whirlwind. I told you guys last week I spent some time in Minnesota over the holidays hanging out with Levi Lavallee the valley and doing some snowmobiling and then ever since and it's just like been boots on the ground like whirlwind Have the Parker to fifty right away. You know we got a solid finish out at this past weekend and really really fortunate to you know to finish. I finish that couple years in a row. Now and it's it's become one of my favorite events of the year only because it's one it's my hometown. I know the track well to it's perfect mix. It's perfect big mix of a sprint race in an endurance race. It's about five six hours. Two hundred and fifty miles and I feel like it's just that ideal ideal mix and to me that is that's perfect you know mid four hundred and it's it stretches a little bit too long you know something like ut world championships empey chips. I hate that anyways. That track but Yeah it's a little bit too short. I feel like Parker perfect mix ended up having a problem right off. The Bat man kind of sucked. I had a lot of people go what happened. Got A great starting spot. Did Start at twelve right there at around the top ten up thirteen miles into the race. Everybody's bunched up and keep in mind. They go to every thirty seconds. So what does that to every thirty. That's four minute Forty cars and what ten minutes. Something like that. Mike is my math right. Forty cars and ten minutes. Yeah four every minute ten minutes minutes yeah forty cars every ten minutes right so yeah. We blew a belt thirteen miles in the race. Everybody's bunched up literally like twenty. Something cars went by yes. I think we started out like twelfth. After we lost our belt and got a new one put in we ha. We were in thirty eighth place ace so we battled back from thirty eighth just kind of at that point. You know what I mean. You know you're fighting through dust and traffic and all kinds of stuff and we just got an our groove got an a rhythm rhythm and ended up finishing I think it was twenty first out of out of fifty five entries so About a back a little bit solid solid finish recipe start art the year. I know obviously hammers and a new car. Then we'll have the mid four hundred so we we've got a lot of fun and new stuff coming at you guys from my race program Do have to say one of probably one of my favorite things that I've been able to do this year and I'm doing a lot and we'll talk more about that you know and I know the show isn't about me but I got a good friend on the family forever. The Chapman family me a chapman. She's been a guest on the show quite a bit started working with her Quite a bit tonight. I gotTa tell you this girl you know. Obviously she's she signed with Red Bull you know she's she's one of those prodigy type talents But she's making a switch this year from short short course desert racing. I mean fortunate to be able to work with them and kind of coacher and you know and just just help kind of guide her and she went into a first desert parker to fifty. Most I would say. Ninety percent of people never finish their first desert race like legit Wa the car up break it rip arm off do something dumb to to to not finish their first car. Just one dry right. You know that that happens because your rookie and green She finished her very first ever desert race and probably Taiwan stoked on the position. I think she finished twentieth in the class. Nineteenth something like that. But I gotTa tell you anybody can finish their first desert race. So props goes out to props goes out to my good friend. Mia Chapman on her finish. There and I know she'll be race in the mid four hundred up next as well so looking forward to seeing what comes out of things is with her program this year. But yeah I don't know. Is that enough parker to fifty talk. Should we take a break and get into Get into things with christly onion power rankings. I don't know I yeah. I think that's probably a good idea right now. So Chris Leoni Amanda Sorenson Rob D'Amico we gotta loaded up show today. We're GONNA take a short commercial break. We come back. We are going to get into things with power takings at Chris. Leoni right here. On the down and dirty radio show powered by polarised raised him forgot to slide that general tire plug in their man. I'm I'm slipping up with this new a new arrangement general tire down and dirty show powered by players razor back after this. 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Normally it doesn't matter or we can record this anytime. dicara has wrapped when we're recording. So we're GONNA include the actual final results are. I don't know I it's been a crazy I can't believe it's it's already over but it's been going on for two weeks kinda crazy. Kris Jenner between Dakar updates between a NASCAR media day with I racing the thing between you running the park or two fifty. I think I've done more work this month than I did. In entire seasons of racing previously. I it's January and I've already ready for vacation ready for all the snow to melt. This ain't good. I'm Anita Nice Three Day weekend Napa. Let let me tell you. Yeah and we've got supercross going on. We had a one and we've had Saint Louis in the books. I know a two is upon us this weekend. Like supercross was fired. I mean we haven't even talked anything about Snow Cross. But they've they've been going on as well and I don't know it's it's Kinda crazy but Yeah I mean I'm already looking. KOA CHEER WE'LL. We Got Parker for Twenty Five Next Week K. O. H.. Two weeks out meant for hundreds not far after that another best desert sprinkled in February like I I don't know we got Daytona Twenty four hours. Who got chilly going on Chris? I don't know this is I feel like it was just Christmas dude but it is so we are already already so deep into motorsport season. Seriously I mean when I was a kid I remember growing up and I was you know growing up basically. It's just a NASCAR a fan in Indycar fan because you know being in the northeast. That's kind of what you knew if you knew anything you didn't really know offroad I mean you know you. Obviously I knew one but basically quickly. I just kind of knew the big three and all the traditional schedules and I always thought December and January. Where the most boring times of the year now like? I'm working harder during the winter months then. I think I've ever in the summer months. There is so much going on you. Just you know if you're a race fan who really just Kinda knows it. was those big couple of pavement series. You just you just gotTa look different places but yeah like you said I mean supercross already in full swing. The Chili Bowl is wrapping up on Saturday. I mean we just got twelve stages in the car and You know some big American names that I'm no are GonNa be on both of our lists man. You know if I didn't have a board in front of me I'd lose track of a bunch of stuff in as we speak. We already lost track of one of the big ones ones that happens right at the king of the hammers. Nhra Pomona Dude. We're already drag racing this year. I mean like how after all this we're talking about everything and I'm like Oh yeah by the way in each we're only a few weeks out. Wow Oh man. Yeah it's I mean. Don't get me wrong it's cool. I love the fact that you know. We don't we don't have too much of that off season because you know I know you get anti you know. It's it's like all right. When are we racing a race again when we racing again but you know ban we are? We are leading with strength. Especially now I mean there are just so how many top flight outfits probably more than ever in just about every series you look at a supercross race nine or ten guys can probably win it. You look at DOC car. I mean you know. Yeah it's an event of attrition and it lasts two weeks so you know like guys can follow up but there are tons of competitive entries that can go in that. I mean you know. It's so much different than it was even five ten years ago in terms of depth of field and everything. We're we're just getting some of the best competition that you know we've ever seen neither of our lifetimes and You know maybe maybe even for years to come. Yeah well and you know ten years ago. Oh you know there was. There was American Mark Miller who destroys trophy truck. You went over there and did some stuff with with Corp Volkswagen and You know there was robby Gordon in You know those two guys. And obviously there's Darren Skilton can't forget about him he went over did some stuff reiner Sierra. Went over for a year but you know it was it was really kind of it. It was kind of an outlier event. Now a social media we've got great TV and coverage like Dakar is a it's at the tip of everybody's tongues and it. Actually you know people in America take notice. They're paying attention and I do have to give a ton of credit to Robby Gordon. I think he helped. Recreate or re ignite you know I. I can't even say reignite ignite the the American fire for the rally but that being said I mean as we roll into things. I have an honorable mention and I don't think you're going to argue with this one and and I'm gonNA break check it out You know as we get into the power rankings but my honorable mention for the week is just the United States of America. Man Holy Crap. Did we go into the Dakar Rally. Chris US Casey Curry. We got Ricky Bray back. Not only that we got Blade Hildebrand. Mitch Guthrie Junior. Both of them took stage wins and side by sides. I mean you know so for the longest time it was can American win the Dakar Rally. I gotTa tell you we showed the rest of the world. Hey we're here to play for that reason. I just had I had to. I had to put his my honorable mention the United States man. Because I gotTa tell you collectively. We made a statement attack. This year. Certainly did Jimmy but I mean don't forget Schuyler house in the motorcycle. Had you know some amazing runs. Spend a Lotta time as a privateer in via top ten to three. So you know it's I I. I think it just proves that as a motor sports nation if the US really wants to put its mind to in event or a series of anything anything like that and go up cocker. We can do that. We haven't had you know quite as much luck. Maybe in Formula One as you know as a- as we would certainly hope American race fans but you know there's no doubt in my mind that if the US wants to produce a kid that's going to go to f one then we're GONNA have. How a Formula One champion from the United States in the next ten years? There's no doubt in my mind that you know somebody with the right opportunity but man. It's you you know I think the US was the only country those multiple deck our winters this year. And that is just you know that is an incredible feat. You know to go more than forty iterations rations of the event. Never have you know an overall winner As a as a driver or rider being American and and then have two of them this year. I mean yes certainly something special For the US and Awesome for those guys to be able to bring victories home for the Stars and Stripes. I tell you for sure so that said. Let's jump into things Chris and for those of you just tuning in power rankings. Something Chris and I do every single week we take take a one week window and we ranked the top five guys or women in motorsports in that one week window so Yeah so there might be somebody who is you know is points leader such and such. They might not make it onto our list. Because they're one week window. You know might right not be quite as good as somebody else that being said when there is a tiebreaker we will start stretching a day. You know two weeks out or three weeks. Somebody's like four for four or something something like that you know in the past month that may actually factor into the equation to break a tie but by and large we try and keep it at that one week window. That being said Chris I power rankings of twenty twenty. Who is number five on your list? Well we are heading to Saint Louis for supercross Jim. And we're your head that to fifty West Class and Austin foreigner. Taking his first win of the season recovered from injury over the off. Season wasn't able to score a title last year because of which was a shame because he really was the class of that field You know awesome to see him. Return to his winning ways there You know over the offseason anytime you have a writer. That's just been off the bike for quite a while. I'm sure everybody kind of asks well. How's he going to be when he gets back on? And and you know fortner certainly silence the doubters in Saint Louis. You know he's GonNa be the same title threat that he has always been in that class. You know quite frankly. If not for the injury last year I could have easily seen him as one of the guys who may have moved up for this season so You know going to be a big year for him I think. And and That's why he's number five of my worst. Well I doubt faulkner whatsoever. I think number five on my list might be a little bit controversial. I'm kind of anxious to see what Social Media says when this gets out there and I know you'll put this on the website as well but I am going to go to Saint Louis Number five but my number I five isn't who you think it would be. I'm actually going to go with Bam Bam Barsha now. Here's my reasoning. Why yes he won a one and then moving thing into Saint Louis? I think a lot of people doubted him. You know because last year he did the same thing he won a one and then he kind of fell off a little bit and things like that but you know rocks and give Iraq's walks in a lot of credit he's back he took a victory there but Barsha finishing second to me said more than rocks in winning because Roxane is who we thought he was going to be and it should be. I think Barsha doesn't get enough credit and I think for him taking I in a one and coming back with a second now rocks and he wasn't even anywhere near the podium in a one and I think it says more about Barsha your points leader fishing second and Saint Louis winning a one. I just for some reason. I had to have him on my list over oxen and even foreclosure Chris so I know Bam Barsha. He's number five on my list in You know I would love to hear what social media has to say once this thing hits now. I think that's perfectly reasonable. I mean you know with how much going on in the motor sports over the past week admittedly. I don't have Varsha in my top five but you know you're right it's we. We saw him win last year and we saw him kind of fall by the wayside. A little bit wasn't really a championship. Throughout the way the Cooper web was the way that Eli Tomac. was you know the way that those handful of guys at the real front of the field. Where for most of the year? But you know if he can keep that up you know he. He will be a threat for the championship. And I'm sure that all the You know all of the fans of that team all defense fans that have stuck by Barsha. As long as he has been in supercross would love to see kind of a Break Out in a strong performance in twenty twenty absolutely well. Oh you know what Chris we are up against the break here. We have you and I have four more to get to here on our power rankings but those are gonNA come up in the next segment because we are going to take gay short commercial break. We come back Chris and we will have our top fours in power rankings here on the general tire down and dirty show powered by Polaris Razor. I'll polaris I writer Jim beaver Irish trophy trucks professionally hosted down and dirty radio show and also travel the country announcing motorsports events. I've seen it all and trust me. I've done most of it so when it comes time to relax on the weekend. 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I'M GONNA head out to Your hometown going to go to Parker Arizona for the Parker to fifty. And I'M GONNA give it to fill blurting Ended Twenty nineteen on a low note with the DNA and that enabled Mitch Guthrie Junior do swoop in and be able to take the UT turbo title invest in the desert but You know fill in returning to his winning ways. Parker was certainly one of the story. Lines of the past. Week for me You know it's it's so hard to win and and I and I know that you know this firsthand obviously competing in that class but it is so hard to win anything. Utd Turbo because there are so many quality entries out there. And I mean you see race fields with anywhere from fifty to a hundred entries showing up and doing their thing and going out there and it's so hard to be at the front of the field. It's so hard to crack the podium. It's so hard to even finish. Sometimes so you know to have won three in a row the previous year but then have to end the year on the low note Laughlin you know it it becomes something where I don't know you've got to get back on the horse. Listen Filbert was able to do that. Takes the victory so I've got number four. Well you know what Chris I'm going to go to the park or two fifty and I'm also going to roll with Phil blurting their number four. So you and I we are on the same on that vote and like you said I mean fill is become one of the Marquis guys class along with Mitch Guthrie and various various others but Great Performance Air. I gotTa tell you me actually racing in that race. The third lap was just hell on earth it was bad was rocky rugged it was a disaster astor it looked like some crazy lunar landscape. I mean it was just it was gnarly and part of that last lap at dark so you know and like you said said I race in that class and you know thing to keep in mind with ut turbo an and you'll see it pop up on our list from time to time this year. You know we're pulling sixty sixty entries at an event you know. Think about that sixty entries you imagine. If they're sick sixty NASCAR's event. I mean somebody takes a top twenty nascar and there's forty entries and everybody goes on. They had a good run. They were in the top. Twenty top fifteen. Really get around right if you've finished the top twenty in. UTV people don't really seem to consider the big DOC deal. I considered a big deal because look we've got sixty some injuries. I mean that's crazy. You know that that's the equivalent of like a twelfth place. Finish in you know in Nascar something like that. I think when you put it into perspective it really puts valued the finishing positions in ut turbo and even even more value to a win in Utd Turbo. You know there's twenty twenty probably twenty guys that can potentially and females take a win and ut turbo you know and so to me. It's what fills been able to accomplish. is nothing short of absolutely remarkable in the class. And you know he's definitely a legit Jytte number four on my list but I think we've probably have some first time listeners. To the show up this week I mean just know Kristen I ranked these. Ut Turbo competitors off on our list and we're comparing them with trophy guys NASCAR guys. Those victories are very very hard to come by. And so I think Chris we value those and we value the competition in the class. And that's why you're going to see them on our list and maybe some other performances in offroad that maybe finished higher in the overall not quite even cracking our list and we're going to side with Just the sheer talent. And you know and I guess you know sheer amount of entries in the in the class so both of us at blurt number four which makes me wonder. I wonder if our top three are gonna be the same are ordering or at least going to be the same. We're probably both GONNA shift some gears and head towards Dakar or at some point but who do you have at number three Chris. Yeah precisely Jim and you know. Also I'd like to add obviously we put together a desert power rankings formula that we're Kinda I'm going to use during the season Just to rank some of the offroad performances head to head and you know a win like the wind took at Parker is obviously going to do very very well considering string field and how many entries and all that but Yeah as a matter of fact for my number three I am going to go back to Saint Louis and and like you said he is who he thought he was going to be. But after the past few years man Ken rocks and being off the top step of the podium indoors for three three years that had to be just an incredibly special victory for them. Obviously last year he came so close but Cooper web nipped him at wine in one of those victories that really propelled Cooper's championship. But you know Ken rocks and returning to form taking that victory in Saint Louis. He has the monkey the office back now. You know now there. There isn't that kind of over you haven't won a race you race yet. You know that nagging whether it's doubt whether it's frustration. That's all gone so now we've got Ken rocks and go into eight to you. Know with a clear mind with a fresh mindset with momentum dental and you know it'll be interesting we might see Barsha and rocks and kind of the two guys the battle it out based on what we've seen so far this year or you know some of the traditional names the cooper webs now the TELMEX. They haven't gotten off to that hot. Start that you know. Some of US may have thought that they would. So we'll see if the cream rises to the top if it already has and I regretfully can't say that I've got Kenner Oxen on my list and you know and that's nothing nothing taking away his performance. I think it's amazing that he's back. He's battled through some crazy injuries. Just when you thought he was ready to go he'd get injured again. Hopefully this is a year that we see rocks in one hundred percent healthy because I think that battle you're going to see atop the leaderboard in supercross is going to be pretty wild but for that Though for my number three I am going to head to the Dakar Rally and I'm GonNa go with American driver. Casey Curry who is also on the show countless times but you know I- Casey is. He's one of those guys. He's very diverse. I mean he's world champion and short course I I mean he's you know he's gone and King of the hammers stuff he does jeep stuff. Now does some desert racing now. He you know he's doing Dacca Rally and who is in Morocco GEICO last year. Kind of doing a tune-up to Dakar. But for the Americans to come in in a side-by-side series obviously Mitch Guthrie Junior and and Blade Hildebrand in that same division in as well but curry to take victory from Americans I mean it is so so hard to win a car in any division. I just got to give a lot of prophecy. Casey Curry and I had to have him at number three on my list. Well that's interesting Jim. Because I've actually got Casey Curry at number two and that leaves. Yes I have one name left obviously reveal and you've got to and I'm wondering who I made of left off and I have a sneaking suspicion as to who it is but you know. Yeah Yeah like you said. Obviously a great performance from Casey. I mean I was able to speak with him about a month month and a half ago Just about his preparation Asian and everything and he said you know look like yeah. Last year we had fourth place. I'm disappointed with that. I feel that I can win. You know we've done the races. We've done the prep-work I'm you know. At the time he wasn't totally feeling one hundred percent about the car yet but he listed listed out the changes that needed to be made for him to feel that way and clearly. They were working because he spent so much of that. Rally in the lead You know well I think he I took it at stage. Three lost it briefly regained it and Kinda held it the whole way out and had one of the biggest wins on time this year. You're a little over thirty nine minutes a very impressive Performance from Casey Curry and You know a well-deserved first victory for the Americans and the SSP SP category You know for sure which is a category that based on him based on Mitch. Guthrie based Hildebrand based on Seth Can Tara once and she's old enough to run that event. I think it's a category that Americans are going to dominate for years to come. Yeah you know. And I think it's going to cause at least you know in side-by-side it's GonNa Cause is there. The rest of the world is step their game because I think Americans made a statement there. We we haven't ever really you know. Aj Jones is in that category as well can leave. Aj Jones out. Another American contingent contingent there but side-by-side category. I think that that's one. The Americans are gonNA staked claim to and make the rest of the world kind of step up their game moving to number two. Do on my list. Though I've got to go with another American driver are or writer. I should say Ricky Gray back taking on the victory in the hotly contested Motorcycle Division Motorcycle Division in Dakar. It's just a specialist. The car and truck division in some of the most iconic names and all of our history have got their start on motorcycles but four shifting into the four wheel vehicles but ricky bray back. I mean you know doing it for Honda. Put an a eight an end to the eighteen years. KTM is pretty much dominated the rally he became the first ever American champion of the rally. which only was very shortly? The Lived until Casey curry across the finish line. And then we had to American champions of the Dakar Rally Ricky Gray back and amazing run and you know one of the absolute toughest this divisions in the rally and you know you can sit for you know what I mean for. Fourteen days two weeks basically in a in a car and in truck or a side by side. And you know and it's tough but do the same thing on a motorcycle that is just infinitely you know. Infinitely you know many many times harder so Ricky Gray back. I've got to have him on my list this week at number two. Well telling me baffled Apple Jim because Ricky Gray back is my number one for everything that you just described. I mean I can't even fathom doing fourteen minutes on a motorcycle out in the dunes of Saudi Arabia. Much less fourteen days so you know certainly well deserved and you know. Also the defending men. Four hundred champion so it has been a fantastic past twelve months for him. He certainly made up for last year's mechanical the NFL he was in the lead. You you know more than did that took that meant for hundred victory. You know really focused and prepared for this race and let it pretty much the whole way so you you know very well deserved triumph and certainly Ricky had his vengeance on the deck hard this year. No doubt but now I'm real interested Jim because I have no idea who you are number one is going to be well. I think there's really only one person that he could have had on my number one and that's Carlos Sainz who took the car and truck got got category I guess. The car category called contract but in his X. Rayed many You know I think this. Is something really really special. You know he's fifty seven years old. Most people are retired by then I mean here. He is took his third career dead car. Victory overall overall which is absolutely insane for anybody. But he's fifty seven and then to top it off. I mean he's a two time world rally champion. who made the switch each to rally raid? After he retired from being one of the greats in the World Rally Championship and I think because of the era he competed in the WRC. His teammate was calling mccray I think sometimes his performances were overshadowed and a lot of people kind of forgot about it. But I gotTa tell you after you know wing to WRC championships winning three Decca rallies overall. He's fifty seven years old. I mean I think he's going to go down as one of the all-time motor sport greats. Like to me. That victory that just happened that puts him that elevates him he went from one of the best all time to literally he is in the conversation And like I said the guys fifty-seven that is insane to put your body through two weeks of hell at fifty seven years old and that's not taking anything away from women that's just fact. I mean for him to be at this level at this point in his career. It's just absolutely remarkable to me. This victory by Seines was just. Ah like I said it puts him up there. I think to me that puts him up there with names like Michael Schumacher and Dale Earnhardt and the list can go on some of the all time greats motorsport. No doubt and don't and don't forget Stephane Peterhansel you know even within the Dakar infrastructure where you know Stephon is one I think more than a dozen of them you know certainly a very impressive performance by Carlos You know no doubt it just for me like like we talked about like we run off with. There's so much steps in January motor sport that you know if you were just a couple of pavement series race fans you would have no idea about but for you to put a number one on there that I didn't even I couldn't even squeeze on my list because of what I was watching what I was focused on on man. That really says something about everything that's going on right now. It has been a big month and with more supercross with the Chili Bowl. Still Ahead with you know multiple multiple desert races coming up and then even once. That's done we start heading into Daytona. We start heading into you know all sorts of things things. It's GonNa be a great year. It's going to be a great year in racing whether it's two wheels or four whether it's pavement or dirt you know I am excited well and you know and and all that being said we're going to have to cut to a break but like you said I mean there's guys we haven't even mentioned it's because we kind of took a break over the holidays but Elliot's issue will and Snow Oh cross. He's destroying the field and you know we're going to get to that. We got winter X Games coming up. We Got Snow Bikes and freestyle. Talk about their. It's going to be a wild wild January here. You're on the general tire down and dirty show powered by police razor. And we'll be back with more right after this anywhere as possible. 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Welcome back to the general tire down and dirty show powered by Polaris Razor like to welcome Ma one of my very very good friends. I would say a motor sports broadcasting legend. My good friend Rob D'Amico who rob I feel like this is kind of like twilight Zona. I know when I was just getting started. I was calling into your show. Now all of a sudden you're calling into this one But I guess the big thing is your your back on radio my friend and I think there's a lot the fans out there excited about that. Yeah I'm excited about it too man. Hey thanks for having me on first of all you know I was about a year or so ago I got And I don't know how to explain. It was an accident sick. Whatever it was I had this problem and explain what it is? You're in a second but I was in and out of the hospital couldn't couldn't figure out what was going on. I wasn't sure what happened. come to find out what I had would they brew t-ball artery dissection with pseudo aneurysm. Basically basically it's you have Ford our arteries and go to your brain. I'm sorry to come through your neck and to go through your spine into your brain and basically I told one of those out of the back of my brain. and Luckily he's looking guy. I don't know what it was I did not have a stroke. Didn't have any Problems but had severe headaches. My site was in and out it was it was crazy But come to find out a lot of rest a lot of time away from work. And that's where I kinda got disconnected connected with the radio show and the podcasting and all that stuff but all clear and Back in the game and loving every minute of it and totally Miss Edmund. There's no doubt you know raising wants to ten your blood. It has been there forever. Yeah well you weren't even you you Kinda like me. You're not just a host man. used to drive what Mustang staying and things like that so you spend quite a bit of time behind the wheel in addition to talk about what's happening behind the wheel. Yeah unfortunately no longer. Can I do that with his injury. Sorry I have. I'm not allowed to Race cars race go karts. I can't go on roller coasters. I can't you know anything that can jar the neck I am not allowed to do even driving's a little risky for me but obviously I have to do for my day job but You know it's one of those things that Yeah Man I used to love being in y you know not only talked about the game which you're in the game and that makes a difference because you know the INS and outs of the business you know you have the connections to go back. Oh you have An and sponsorship the big thing and you're shaking hands and kissing babies and you're there it makes a big difference and You know being out of that for a little while definitely we've heard but I'm back Just can't do some of the same things they used to be able to do. But I've found other ways to get that fix one of them and I know you're involved in this is is Irish. I love getting online and racing in the and I know that was a big conversation on twitter and you know social media over the last week and People saying that it's not real racing. It's not my opinion is hey this is. It's a lot of fun. It real racing no in the sense of. Hey I'm uh not working on a car I don't you know I don't have to build this thing I i. I'm taking it to a race track every week but that being said you are setting up cars you are are learning the track. You are The differences when they say. Hey that guy When they call them race car drivers? That's where I have a little bit of an issue. Even being a guy who reads his I racing. I'm not a race car driver. I mean I have done it before in the real world but virtually it's not i. Oh I can't call that a race car driver I can call it a racer I get on race but a race car drivers a little bit different to me and I can see some of the point on some of these guys that are arguing it but man I will say one thing. It is a ton of fun and it's a blasted the a part of that and I love every minute. Well you know what I think. That's what's funny because a lot of real world drivers I mean they. They spend time in the SIMS FOR YEARS NASCAR INDYCAR Formula One drivers. You know. That's that's something that that now like that technology was so unaccessible to to everybody else though. Simmers were just Uber. Expensive rancid the software's expensive Irish was kind of the first to really you know an arcade video games have been around for a long time Arcadia. But you know I really bring it to to the masses yet. You know young talent a chance. Get behind the wheel and see what you know. Some of these veterans have been doing in the SIMS. And I think that's what school now you know with. I racing racing. We've got a premier series. I mean you've got guys like Dale. Jr. Route Fenway J. G. R.. I mean woods brothers. You know the list goes on and I mean you've got some heavy heavy hitters involved in Sim racing. Now he's sports. I mean it's it's sad to see and then you know y you know six figures for some of the winners. I mean it's become a real real the thing in motorsport. You got one of the bigger teams. Jim beaver sport. I almost feel like kind of weird putting my name in I I look at these just icon names. I don't know how I if fit in there. We we definitely have a lot of fun with it. I know my teams actually racing in the twenty four hours ars the Daytona this weekend in Sim racing. So we'll see how that winds up but I know talking about motor sports. There's we got Chili Bowl coming up. Obviously twenty four four hours of Daytona Daytona. Five hundred coming up. I know just recently just literally a couple of hours ago our good friend Kelly Crandall Racer magazine dropped. Some interesting news is I don't know if you caught it rob but I've been saying this for years but xfinity this year is actually GonNa be running the road. Course at Indianapolis Motor speedway is a support to the brickyard four hundred. I've thought they ought to alternate years of the brickyard. Four hundred one year road course the other but looks like Roger Penske now owner of switching things up. What do you think about? CNS cars there on the on the road. Course I think it's awesome I love road racing. You know and and this kind of goes back to the first question you asked me about You know in. I racing in the racing being expensive back in the day. I've been a member of Iranian since two thousand nine and that was the first thing I got into it. I loved it. I was having a hard time transitioning because I was new into racing racing those mustangs and and Getting on the real world experience. It's I was so new to it I started late. I didn't get in a go kart or anything until I was almost thirty years old so I was late in the game so I had a hard time even adjusting adjusting into the virtual world. And getting on these gaming systems and doing that event like I said a member since two thousand nine made the transition. You know I I went into two Cardi and and real race cars and then into the I.. Racing stuff but what. I think they're doing here with the road racing in Nascar it to me he. It's right down my alley me and I love that type of racing. I hope that the you know the tracking these cars You know because you see Back when Formula One and was there or Indycar when they use the road course before the five hundred Put on a good show. I just hope these cars are able to do that. They also made some news NASCAR data about changing the technical side of these cars and taking away some of the downforce in shortening the the spoiler in the back and Shrinking can down the splitter in the Front at road courses and short-track. So I think that's GonNa be big They have to handle these cars and the driver will. We'll have to definitely drive the car more with the gas pedal which I think is great? You know we always talk about these guys you know super speedways Daytona five hundred Talladega. You Mash the gas and you just go And he hopes to stands a big one. That's the big thing those races and don't get me wrong exciting and they create. Read that edge of your seat racing because you never know you're on that ticking time bombs when something can happen like that but the the C.. This and I agree with you man. I'd love to see the the cup cars doing the road. Course they're at indy. And maybe In other places there are plenty of great road racing tracks around the country that they can do this on. I just hope they do pick up war that unfortunately I think Nascar's in the situation you know we're trying to short some of these races and maybe looking at the schedule coming up in in in twenty twenty two. I think uh are GONNA be some of the big changes to see when the new car comes out the one. They're testing now. I think they have a homestead test coming up shortly but I know Brad I'm sorry Joined the Ghana was in that car with team. Penske this is a car. That's the PR guy bill for this and they'll be Doing this You know over the next couple of months ONS and trying to get gather as much information so when they come to these tracks they know. Okay this one. Does this great. They race awesome here this tight race at this track and I think that's what they're trying to get the racing to the next level and I hope they do that because it's definitely needed in the world and Askar. Yeah well you know I. I completely agree with everything you said there. You know. I think it's it's interesting too. You'd mentioned earlier. You know talking about taking some downforce out of the cars. You know it making it more of a driver's type of thing and I think it's funny because for the longest time you always indycar chason NASCAR and they still very much are but yeah I know any car with this latest indycar you know. They took a lot of downforce out. Made a more of a driver series in it. It almost feels like NASCAR is looking at that. It's worked for INDYCAR. Maybe we need to make these cars a little bit tougher. The drive you know. Yeah and that's you know they've made this that statement before and then they they. You know going back to the car tomorrow in the car. That's you know they're currently using now and the different size splitters. And and you know this the spoilers on the back in the air inlets and you know just just. There's so many different things on these cars as they can change. I think Nassar's just trying to narrow down again because the gotTa control with the teams and you know the the twisted listed sister car that we had was mangled and twisted and now with this body it goes through a laser. You know at the racetrack. And that's how they inspect the cars ars and I think that's great. This sport is definitely the technology's there. Let's use you know for the longest time we didn't even have the we had carburetors. which is you you know so obsolete now that And what I think is going to be great with this new car. You know the bigger rims. The the shorter tire low profile tires. It's it's things you see on your daily car to translate what better with a stock car now. Is the car actually stockcar. No the bodies are much different. Chassis built much different but That being said they are getting closer. They are trying to make this closer racing. They are trying to put the the racing back in the the driver's hands again. Where you know? You're not just driving around with a car sticks to the racetrack you now have to maneuver it and know how to drive it. The next it's making these passes and things like that so it's important for Nascar to make these changes which more important than anything else right now and I know a lot of fans that have struggled with this but they literally have to change the economics of the sports on the team owners side. They can't be spending this type of money if they're going to try to make the successful because you know money buys speed we get all that man is getting out of hand and these teams if they can't compete at that level they're we're GonNa fall off and then we're not gonNA have teams and we're going to have these crappy Small one car team things coming in here and making a mess of the sport and bringing in you. You know Bob's super garage sponsors and it's just not gonNA have the same deal anymore if we WANNA make this a great series. They need to fix the the economics of this sport and do it quickly. Yeah no I completely agree with you there and You know I think We gotta jump to short commercial break here but You Know I. I think it's one of those that I've noticed and I think fans of noticed you've noticed it but Used to be you know. You'd have a sponsor and they'd be year long. You know you could count on Jimmy Johnson lows cars or the Jeff Gordon do pot dot car. Whoever's car you know what I mean and now you know that that's the thing of the past it's alternating sponsors and even Nascar can't even find you know you know one series sponsor for the whole they've got a split it up you know and I'm not saying that's good or bad? I'm just saying economics definitely definitely changed the sport but we've got to take a short commercial break in. We come back more with rob Di Meco here on the general tire down and dirty show powered by Polaris Razor. I'll polaris riders. Jim beaver Irish trophy. Trucks professionally hosted down and dirty radio show and also travel the country announcing motorsports events. I've seen it all and trust me. I've done most of it so when it comes time to relax on the weekend. Nothing is better than taking time with my family in our razor vehicles. They've got three liability. I need to just pick up and go explore the desert dunes trail and have the capability to attack even the harshest train. 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It's the general tire down and dirty show general tire stepping on Boorda's our title sponsor. This year slipped up there but we got robbed. EMECO on the show and rob we have been talking a little bit about Awesome Nascar News and kind of where things are headed. But I know before we get to the Daytona five hundred. We've got a couple of big ones first and foremost Chili Bowl. And then we've got the twenty four hours of Daytona but chilly bowman. Does anybody have anything Christopher Bell. Can You tell me rob I I got to say. I'm kind of passive sprint car fan. I follow it just enough economy. What's going on but Cibelli seems like Siebel and Chili Chili Bowl? Do Their on lock. Yeah it's funny you know. I'm not a big. I've never been a big dirt racing guy don't know why and never got really into it. I didn't follow it quite a bit when I was doing work with speed. And all that Sprint cars in the The wing the non wing all that stuff and even some of the stuff. They raised on pavement but These guys out here. You know Tony. Stewart Kyle Larson to some of the big names out out there for the guys that are really the superstars of the guys from the local tracks and and and travel with the circuit and racing four times a week those guys for or the bad assets of the sport right but you get a guy like Christopher Bell. Who's done this record and it has been there and done all that is coming back and just being a superstar for star out? There just shows his driving ability what he is what he can be my issue with him is obviously. He's making the move from the expanded series up up to the cup series and he's going to be racing with the will bind family racing but it in conjunction with kind of the. Jj are the Toyotas and things like that but That's my thing is that he is coming into the sport at that level level with a team. That's really not gonna be able to give them everything that he needs. Now he was jumping with. Joe Gets racing and go right from their awesome and that would be great degree pers- career but maybe they're just trying to get them into that steppingstone 'cause the next year or this year should say it is twenty twenty already The rookie class is spectacular. Cole custer moving up from the committee series Tyler. rettig the champion from the extended the series Christopher Bell these guys those were the top three guys in the extended series moving up and now going to be in the cup series. That is something mm to watch so now you get to see Christopher Bell. The Chili Bowl obviously has an opportunity to win there that would be cool for him to go in Daytona five hundred hundred and the Cup series and seasons and Race that rookie I don't know if it's going to be as successful as it was for him. In extended entity and dirt racing the Chili Bowl in all that because of the teams with. We'll have to see we never know. Yeah well and here's a question you know and this is just something that you you know kind of popped into my mind. Is You. Tell them you're talking about his young crop of NASCAR drivers come and I mean do you. Do you think we're ever going to see these guys with these long careers that go into their mid forties or fifty years old and cup. Because I feel like there's so many young guns and we talk about all these guys coming up and then I can tell you right behind him. I mean you've got Zane. Smith Myth Riley Herbs Haley Degan. You know that are a couple years away from running cup. You know what I mean. It's like there's always this young crop of talented drivers coming in and I feel like you know where those you no you. We used to see those long twenty thirty year careers at times you know. I don't know that we're GonNa see those again rob. I think it's going to get shortened down almost like ten fifteen year careers maybe the peak level. You know yeah. It's also a timing thing. So you got guys like Kevin Harvick who is. He can be racing a few more years but he's getting getting up there right. He's got to retire. Somebody's gotTa take his place. You WanNa be that guy. It's almost like coming out of the college You know like these quarterbacks now that are you know figuring okay. When is this Guy GonNa come out the team? Start talking to the the quarterbacks who are GonNa you know we'll get in this draft coming out here so you know in your senior year your junior year you know when you make yourself eligible to go into the NFL. Same thing with these guys. When do they start making that move? Okay I WANNA. It'd be inexpensively here because this gives me the opportunity 'cause you guys like You know go back to Elliott. Sadler moved up but then had to move back down You know there's a couple of guys that race with Junior Motor Sports. That does does the same thing. All higher moved up. That have moved back down. You know just timing wasn't right and I feel like some of these guys end up in that weird situation David. Reagan was one of those guys great race car driver. Just never really got the opportunity with the right team right right time and it just didn't work out and you have to go back. That's the problem and you have guys like True ex you know Jimmy Johnson. Megan I I think chase is going to be one of those guys that has a long career got with the right team GonNa be there for a while you know can make his moves when it's his the time to do that and use it to you. Know negotiate the right contract forms whether it's life contract at the same team or hey I'm going to go over here and make some more money. Did you know that kind of thing. It all depends and it's a timing thing and and sometimes that sucks for drivers because they are talented and it let's not kid ourselves we talk about Dada Christopher Bell or Tyler rediker you know coke custer these guys have got the talent in a moving up even go johnny John Nemechek and some of the Drivers Hey Hailey Degan the you mentioned this just some of those drivers there are probably when you mentioned those drivers another hundred drivers out there that have the same skills and probably do just as great as they can but we'll never get the opportunity to do so so that's it it's a timing thing right place who are you know moving up at the at the right time when this guy is going to move to this team puts an opening year you just never know and you try to plan it as best you possibly can Dan but sometimes it does not work out for you yeah so I think corey my life right plays I gotta tell you that is so true ruin in just about just about anything you know you start looking to the NFL and even guy like Tom Brady has become one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time people forgot forget about you know your place drew bledsoe who was had an amazing career and just got injured and Brady was in the right place right time as a backup quarterback in the right system and boom here we go and nobody even remembers drew bledsoe you know but I it's just the timing had to be right but you know speaking of that speaking of timing twenty four hours of Daytona. I know that one's coming up man. You've actually got some personal friends running this thing. You know this is I I feel like you know in Europe is huge right and I feel like you know endurance Racing Ansa. I feel like this is the one big marquee event of the year and and you know I know they run Long Beach. They run petite law. That there's all these different events but I feel like C.. Bring you know but I feel like this is the one where really puts endurance racing at the forefront in this country rob Yeah I agree with you. And this is one of the races and people don't know my day job. I worked for the big green egg and we have a lot of what we call. AIG heads A lot a lot of these guys. Ricky Taylor Jordan Taylor. Juan Pablo Toyota. You Have Ryan Briscoe. Yeah Brian Honore Richard Westbrook all these guys own eggs so I got to know these guys on a personal level and a lot of them will be out there racing. You know Jordan left his father's team. Wayne Taylor racing now racing that brand new corvette which looks killer a loved it and I'm not a corvette guy but being that Carlos good And then you have ricky. WHO USED TO BE WITH HIS DAD's dad's team as well? The Ricky Taylor moved over with penske racing with Juan Pablo Montoya over there in a couple of those drivers Racing I with the accurate so a lot lot of cool things going on that story on there is that you have the different manufacturers the teams you're racing for twenty four hours now. I've done a twenty four hour rates in go-carts and I gotTa tell you it is tough you try to get sleep. You can't sleep you're up all night you know you're the fatigue and you go through night and day. We've we've had rain and I'm sure there's a possibility for that in the forecast there as well. It is Florida. You know it's not raining. Give it an hour should be But so you know it's just one of the things that's the cool thing about this is that you have all the different variables and then you have to have the car that last twenty four hours back in the day. That was a lot more difficult than it is. Now now the parts are stronger and things. Last they're still testing things and trying to throw things at the car that may or may not work Erkin bail during that twenty four hours gotta come in. Never give up though man you've had these racists go twenty four hours and you're talking split seconds can't have to finish. How cool is that? And that's that's pretty neat. Could be that competitive for that long with the different drivers in all the variables that go into that race. Yeah Yeah you know I always like to. We've got you know these guys that have made a home in in endurance racing and obviously like even the big known guys like he looked Creston. Neves as you know is kind of found a second home there. You've got the Taylor's like you'd mention. I got a good friend Colin Braun who made a career racing. But you know all that having said this is the one where the guys like Alexander Rossi come in and I think Ryan Hunter as going to be running and like you said this is the one where it's kind of like it all star shootout battle royale. Because you've got to. Have you know so many guys on a team to run twenty four hours. I guess that's what I like. You get these guys that you know. Maybe racing isn't quite in their element but they're good road racers and then you get seem come in and it's like I just feel like it's a list of WHO's who in motor sport you know I'm not Alonzo's come in and it's just to me that's what makes out events a specialist. Just you know no just the fanfare that comes along with it and everybody's favorites from all these other series you know NASCAR and Indycar everybody like converging right there at Daytona. Think it's you know it's something we don't get even elements and in Europe. You know it's cool. You know even going back history. This you mentioned some of the guys that come over and race and from different other sanctioning bodies and All across the world come over here and race with this Kyle Busch's actually racing with Lexus. you have Haley she's going to be Racing with I believe it is God what was the guy's name Chase briscoe she'll be racing one of the Ford mustangs over there In one of the lower series. But we'll be out there racing and and that's cool man. That's what this is all about and I go back to you know go back to Mario Andretti Aj these guys. They can jump in sit in any car and be competitive. I would love to see that again where these racers up today. Go and jumping these other rides. You Know Christopher Christopher Bell Tony Stewart this guy multiple champion in multiple series. How cool is that man? And we haven't seen that in a while and look to see them do that and and be those champions and then those different series because You know that was what was cool about back in the day the history part of it people go. All the racing was much better back in the day. Hello no it wasn't it wasn't as competitive The you know the it just it the racing back then guys were winning two laps ahead of second-place card to me that is not what we have. Today is great racing. Lisa you can go that twenty four hours and and have a split second one to finish or one-two-three finish which is really cool over that amount of challenge. I just would like to see More drivers from different series coming in and being that competitive when they're out there racing that school to me. Yeah I I agree with you and it's funny. You mentioned that cause I'm the same way and they're still these people that go you know champ car. That was the best cart. And this and that and I'm not so so much better than indy-car damn like have you watched any Qarase. It's amazing racing. I'm like I remember back then. There was there was Newman Haas and there was there was penske and other than that. There was a few others but unlike those races were actually rather boring. Yeah it's much. They're much closer more competitive even some the small teams can get in there. And that's that's what I think. NASCAR needs work on to some of the smaller teams being able to compete. Because right now there is those handful teams. You know the big you rousers. penske's the Hendrick. You know that kind of chicken there. The big teams and obviously they have more money in their speed. But you get every now and then we're at the Talladega or one of the short tracks. Were the smaller team has the chance. It's a very small chance but they have a chance. And that's you know that's the cool story glide. David David and Goliath stories. You know where these little teams can make a difference but yeah be more competitive. Nowadays is much better than what go back in the day for. Sure well rob. We are up against the time break for the second segment man. But I know you and I are going to be going to be doing this. Weekly here Kinda talking all things motorsports so I'm definitely looking forward to it. I know you've got some stuff cranking on your into or are you gonna be doing some of your own stuff as well so looking forward to those to start up man. Yes Oh that'd be coming up here shortly will be doing the my own show again back on it right now. We're doing some stuff with you And get ready for the season. We'll do my Own Show I have the website which has been running here shortly But you can follow me on twitter instagram facebook it's all at Rob D'Amico or OB Dam dam ICO. Jim Always a pleasure man. I'm glad you're doing so well and I Appreciate the time today. Yeah no problem always fun having you on Robin We. 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We're racing arena or something and you were shredding your UTV. ATV out there. And I remember like there was this one jump and I swear you were like the only person going to flat like you were just sending it off the table top over the backside like jumping a flat autism. craziest thing I've ever seen. Yeah I think I was a fourteen then. I'm seventeen now. So I was like three years ago. I was going to say it was a while ago. but Yeah well in that being said a lot has definitely changed on your end. Came up through. The offroad ranks of the made the switch to drifting. I mean tell us how oh that kind of happened because everybody kind of New Year's like a UT racer. I know you did Maude cards things like that. And then all of a sudden it was like boom union brother both Kinda switched. How's that been? And how did you actually make that transition. Because I mean we see guys like you know von getting junior now. He's kind of transitioning to offer a lot of people. Go in the other direction. Like you did. Yeah well I was racing in seventeen. I was racing. The side-by-side costs no work series. And then and we ran into an age issue with my brother so we were like okay. Well we'll take a break until he's old enough so I had a friend he actually runs they And also to experience you in town but he also does drifting he's like. Hey Amanda you WANNA take my car out and I'll lecture I mean why not so. I took his current to a local event. And matter of fact my brother was actually somewhere on the east coast so it was just me and my dad's out and I I was like. Oh yeah this is really fun. I told my brother about it and having my mom went and drifted their Camaro that they had as a rental car. And my brother is like. That's no fair. I WANNA do it. So he got back. We went out and we went drifting and we just kind of like once we tried it. We loved it. It was like it was fun. It's definitely Different different than the off road. That's for sure but as of right now I'm the youngest licensed female in Formula Drift. So you have my prote- license and my brother's youngest licensed male. Well you know all of that being said to. I know it's. It's quite a bit different because I've tried to drift before and then I've actually. I've actually done some stuff with Ryan Turk riding along with him and I got to tell you like sliding off road car and sliding drift car completely lately two different things and like form the drift. Like it's so like it's controlled chaos. It's so crazy that you can just place the car in you know. I don't know it's it's just just nuts to me like how has that. been kind of gaining that car control because it's a completely different driving experience than what you're used to off road. I mean honestly erasing the soil series with the MON cards we go those jumps and we saw the carson sideways the only differences. Now you're not worrying about Rut and you're not worrying about flipping thing but also on top of that. We do tandems which is when you have two cars and one follows the other one leads. And you're like right up as close courses you can with each other just mirror images. Yeah and that's always been kind of rabid especially when you see a really close run and things like that and there both drifting in Tanta makes is it Makes a rabbit. I know how so you've got your pro to license and I know you know it's one of the things that ladder system formula d you know. They've got a pretty red ladder system. I know the even in the past and some stuff out at Irwindale where it's just kind of like a local like Adrift Night type of thing. But how did you Kinda work up your the ranks to get your pro to licensed because getting a pro not licensed isn't easy and then I mean obviously going all the way to FD license Full blown. I don't quite know what it's called but I know that's even a step further. But how'd how'd you get to this point so There are different levels of drifting. Yes it starts at Grasser which is just like anybody can go out In dressed really anyone can take their mom's car for all they care And then that's just kind of more like we go play around have fun practice and then then falling grassroots there's pro-am so the pro-am series. There's certain requirements that you have to have your car You go in you. Sign up up and there's usually about like four to five depending on what series. You're in But competitions within that series and you have to place first second or third in the championship to move up to your pro to license or you can also petition into pro or into formula formula drift which some people do like people coming from out of state series so petition into formula drift. And be like. Hey look this is my racing background. Do you think I'm good enough. And they'll say yes so you they'll say no but How I didn't fall so also on top of that my brother Brandon? He was he was. We did this. There was a one time in however many years that they do this and it's the double elimination bracket where you have your winner's bracket And then if you lose in the winners bracket you go to losers bracket and you basically have to be you have to lose twice in order to be out and so it was the one time events events where they're going to give away a pro to license to the top three finishers and he. It's actually really funny because his rookie year and like nobody ever really heard of us. Who drove all the way to Virginia and I might have lost many gifts and we showed up at this event and it was like if you get first second the third you get your pro to license but the way it works is there's no qualifying so you pretty much go? You have your leader on then you have your follow run you. They choose who wins or loses but my brother was in the winner's bracket about halfway up. He got knocked out onto the loser's bracket and he won all the weights. The loser's bracket went over the top losers bracket and in order to win. You have to beat the winner in the winners bracket twice so he the everyone on the loser's bracket rocket and then beat the winter twice in the winners bracket and you actually got first place in goddess pro to Isis which was pretty cool but Me Me on the other end and I was like well. If my brother's going to too I might as well do pro too. I competed in the pro-am series the drift league and my first there's four vents total. My first I was just I had a brand new car. I was thrown out because my first year my brother and I shared a car. We had just like a we. We call it beater Cornell. This car is like the most toughest car has been through. So many walls has been like and it's still standing and it's so tough but We sure are for the first year and So I didn't really get much time and I was more about the UTV's at the time. I was like Hey I'm still go race works. I'm still GONNA go. TV's and My brother was all about the drifting and then as soon as my brother got his car. You're I got the beater car and I was like okay like the beater car wasn't really enough to keep up with the other cars and so we built me a car in when he team yet in twenty eighteen we bought my car and my first event was like my first time driving this car. My first competition now Out didn't really do so good that my car wasn't set up at all. In the first two months where soaping car setup and then my third event I ended up putting getting third place and then my fourth event think I finished sixth in points and the series and there's about like thirty drivers total but I basically went to my brother's driving. This is my background. And they're like okay. You can compete and produce so I got my license but it on top of that I also ran into another GIG where I'm driving monster trucks now. So saw a dream of mine to drive in worser jam and I was like when I was given. There's opportunity I was like yes. I'll drive I'll drive unfortunately have to be eighteen to drive from monster jam and I'm only seventeen so I've been waiting a few years Hopefully by the time of twenty twenty one. I'll be in monster Jim but as of right now I'm just I'm driving for Credit Christianson Hinson. He used to drive maxine and he has like four trucks and so one of my one of his trucks are going to be my truck for the year and I have my body wrap on it to and to one of my sponsors or all the sponsoring it and we named it boiling point. So that's also it's going to be I still do. It's GonNa be a big old trucks right. Yes it is actually really fun. I don't think I in the journal in Russian anything like monster truck. It's crazy. Yeah that's kind of cool too because Mosser Jam. I mean we've got a lot of amazing women in Motor Motor Sport and things like that but they've really embraced. This women's movement really bringing a lot of Rad women into the fold into monster jam and things like that. So that's got you excited because you know there's doors source kind of opening there all the time for women. Yeah definitely but So far this year I actually got a trophy talk to so we've been building trophy truck the past year well competing st so. Have a few things that I've been working on last year. It was just a mixture of everything like I was competing in formula drift. We did all four events across the United States so we started in Orlando then we went to Atlanta and and Saint Louis and that one more. Yeah 'cause uncle who runs a little bit different schedule than FD right some of the events of the same but it's not quite as big of a schedule right well it's So prone to accidents for events and then pro one has seven. I believe seven or eight and so the pro two and pro one are always at the same event. Same place same weekend just they have pro to. I mean four events instead of the other well and then with all this drifting stuff going on so correct me if I'm wrong like you took Haley digging for some ride alongs right. Oh yeah she. Her in a coke were out at willow springs. They're doing some legend in-car practice I think and she came over. She's like hey like let me get her on your car now like Oh. Let me nearly as monarchs together. So we've known each other nothing saying you know each other for for a while. Yeah you guys used to bang doors with each other. Yeah definitely awesome so this season you said you you guys are built a trophy trucks. So how's that been coming along. What's what's what's the plans so you're doing monster trucks you've got a truck being built you're doing some? FD stuff what I mean. What's your calendar? Look like this has got to be kind of kind of crazy. What can you tell us about this trophy truck? Windsor going debut. What's out looking like? It's my schedule's definitely stocked for this year but So my trophy truck. All I was thinking about Taking in this year easy and like dialing the truck in I was planning on racing the snow races maybe trying to go for a championship and the Tra class and Just get the truck dialed in this year. And then I know for sure I'll be race in the mid four hundred and also on top of that I. I think we're going to try. My brother got his pro one license. So he'll be attending the pro one events this year but I know for a fact. I'm going to be doing the SNORE. And then I'm also thinking about getting in one and just playing around and works. 'cause I personally I love the UTV's like Kinda. where I once I astounding you? TV Sport. I just. It's so much different than all the other one. But it's where my heart I love the desert races. 'cause fifteen it's like I flew away Orlando and I drove like six times and it's like the track is only thirty seconds long but I love just being in the cars. I am the car for like an hour at a time in the desert. And everything's just so like you never know what's happening at something new every time well girls Slane at utd racing. I know obviously you're slaying. It and you know you Kinda went on and started doing some other things but it's good to have you kind of spoke to come back to see what all of these other girls are doing. And and you know just killing killing it out there yeah definitely. I actually attended the loss around of works Were you just. You're just. They're taking it all energy race. No I I raised actually. I literally I think was so overwhelmed with the whole season. I was like I told my dad I said Hey. Dad Aren't Tuesday and the race was on Friday and Saturday. I was like I'm going to load up my car and I'm GonNa love my little brother's car and I'm GonNa take us supreme because it's only forty five minute drive from where I was at and I was like I'm racing this weekend. I miss it so much. And he's like all right do it so I also have younger. Brother who is is eight years old. He is getting into the one seventy stuff and he writes his go-carts. We've been doing some go kart racing but yeah we're all over replace so what. So what's ultimate goal for you just monster jam. Is that where you want to be out at. Some point is monster jam. Well on top of that. I also attend college so I graduated two years early from high school. And I'm going to college right now as a full time student but I don't know I don't know what my like. I don't know where I WANNA be. I know for sure I miss trophy truck thing. I'm super stoked about and I want to Try Try to go for some championships in the trophy truck. Because I know there's only if there's only a few girls out there in the trophy trucks which I think it's like Sir Price and I forget the other girl's name but thought and then formula drift is going going through a big change right now as far as bringing technology into the sport because as of right. Now it's a judge based sport and to explain it a little bit more Or mill drifts. Well all drifting. There's three judges line England style. You have to qualifying. We'll find runs. You go out you on your qualifying on the judge out of a hundred and they only take top sixteen the top sixteen scores go into to the bracket and so then from there. You have a leader on and then you have a fall run so saver example. I lead somebody else's following we do of course we're clipping points that we have to hit so we have to go through the course while maintaining line England style and the judges are judging and then I switched so now I'm following someone else's leading meetings and then we have run we go through maintain line angle style and then they'll choose if I win or the other person wins and then sometimes they'll do one more time and we'll have us go again but just because the drug free sport it kind of gets on the political side sometimes so so. They're working on bringing technology to help the judges judge more accurately but hopefully they should have all of that stuff implemented committed by twenty twenty one twenty twenty two which then. I'll probably go back and try to go for the pro unlicensed. Yeah yea I've been Fallen Formula Drift for for quite a while. Probably about ten years now on the show and like you said it's most of the time it's pretty cut and dry who wins but on a close battle a even when they do a one more time sometimes it gets really really tough so I think any technology they can bring in is definitely definitely GonNa benefit the sport and and and make it a little more clear cut as far as winning goes and taken that You know that kind of personal attachment out of it so but yeah well. We're up against time break. Amanda but I appreciate taking the time to call in. I know you know shoot you. You have a ton going on I guess mid four hundred's only about a month and a half out so maybe we'll see out there that's It's GONNA be exciting so eat. Thank you for having me all right. Thanks a lot of Anna Polaris writer. Jim beaver Irish trophy. Trucks professionally hosted down on the dirty radio show and also travel the country announcing motor sports events. I've seen it all and trust me. 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