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Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin

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Welcome to another edition of Ness car. Live here on the motor racing network and the entire crew here with you yet again for another weekly get together lots coming up on the show as we prepare for the return to racing coming up this weekend at Darlington raceway. Before we do that we've got Denny Hamlin joining us on today's show. He won the I racing pro invitational series event at Virtual North Borough speedway on Saturday. He'll chat about that. Also we'll get denny's thoughts on the return to racing at Darlington this weekend and much more Jeff. Regal and Rusty Wallace will sit down and discuss Darlington raceway with this week's to with rusty also. We'll continue our celebration of Jimmy. Johnson's final season with forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson. Plus we've got this week in NASCAR history and a whole lot more but I to get started. Here's the host of Nascar today. Midday Cow Ricky. Who JOINS US WITH? What'S TRENDING IN NASCAR trial. Well Mike the last NASCAR. I racing pro. Invitational series event happened over the weekend at the north. Wolves Perot speedway track. The sport hasn't been to in the real world since nineteen ninety six. Several drivers took the social media to show their appreciation for the efforts took to get the racing series going including Kevin Harvick. This was Something that other sports don't have in this time of need so just want WanNa say thank you to you. Everybody's been a lot of fun trying to learn this guy's pushed me To to try to learn a little bit born we had a had a good time today. Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford. So just got to say I'm really excited about going back racing but I raised definitely been an adventure and Filled a great void for our sport in time at a time when there wasn't much going on. So thank you everybody for watching and we're looking forward. Starlets Darlington next week. Dale Earnhardt Jr. also showed his appreciation about having the opportunity to race again. I'll be virtually just wanted to say that. The pro series was a lot of fine. Thanks for I racing putting out on the lock staff and up with hassle every week with all always real driver's retired drivers all big name. But there's a lot of fun had a good time. I think that You know appreciate Fox to for everything they did and I hope you guys enjoyed it. I've everybody enjoyed it. We didn't have real racing I thought it was a great Substitute for Considering the circumstances Jeff Gordon. His team called up Called me up at a great idea to do it. I racing got behind it and all drivers committed in happy news across NASCAR nation. Joey and Brittany Lugano. Welcome their son. Jamison Gentler Gano their second child on May seven in NASCAR xfinity series driver Daniel Hamrick and wife Tansy welcomed. A baby girl ran haven. Henrik arrived just minutes before mother's Day. A big congratulations to both the Lugano Stand Henrik's with racing resuming on-track. This weekend at Darlington. Nascar has announced some real lines to the twenty twentieth schedule. An effort to get all the races in with dates added to Darlington which only gets one race a year and Charlotte some tracks to lose their events Chicago land and said no. Mahathir events cancelled for the season while Richmond lost it spring rates. The fall playoff race is still scheduled to be rhyme. In Nascar officials have also announced that the field size for both xfinity and the Gander truck series temporarily expanded to a maximum of forty vehicles. These changes will apply for events scheduled without qualifying for more stories and the latest news. C. M. R. N. DOT COM. Thanks Kyle coming up. We've got an exclusive one on one interview with Joe Gibbs racing's Denny Hamlin big money with progressive home and auto bundle so I finally bought that new set of golf clubs. Watch out fairway here I COME. This is not a real testimonial sure. Customers can save big with progressive. 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I racing pro invitational series and it ended just as it began then he on one the first one at homestead speedway and he won this past weekend at virtual North Wilkes Boroughs speedway. And he's on NASCAR. Talk about Danny. Welcome back to the show how we doing. So you're a winner at North Wilkes borough. I would say that's gotta mean something. You look great on Sunday man. That was awesome. Yeah we were fast. You know something about that racetrack. And that's just Kinda fit my style and I love the short-track Anyway. Everyone knows that But you know going to. I really enjoy going to somewhere new. I feel like I can adapt to track. You know quicker than than normal And especially being a short-track it just kinda fit. You know my style and the way that I drive and Yeah we're we're fast from the get-go how did you? How are you able to do that? You always say that when you go to places you take to it pretty quick. What about your driving skill set allows that to happen? You know I on on the short tracks especially I think. It's using the gas in the break. I think you know. Sometimes you know together Just foot work I think is what makes it You know better for me. And my style particular That's the only thing I can really attest to it. I mean other than just instincts right. So it's a shame. I never got the race that Trask In real life I think I was about seven years. Too late for that but I remember seeing all races back there back in the day and I remember was fun racetrack to watch on TV So when I ran my first you last year of I cannot believe the elevation change. That frustrates has like. This is a never didn't you don't appreciate it on. Tv as much so Certainly with the blast drive. I thought it was one of the best racers that we've had off season. Well you talk about Sunday North Wilkes borough. We've been doing this for seven weeks. Obviously race fans chomping at the bit. As are you me and everybody else in the sport to get back to real racing which will do and we'll talk about it in a moment at Darlington but what role. In your opinion you've been one of the participants. What role has the NASCAR RACING? Pro Invitational Series played. How's that helped? A lot of people get through pretty dark time in pretty uncertain time. We've got right now in the sport. Well I think it certainly helped with fosters. That are you know. We're counting being on on on your weekend week out Because they're sponsoring the real car. Got Them an opportunity to still be on. Tv and still have the opportunity to showcase their brand Advertised that was a huge help for the race teams to kind of give them You know that kind of pro Bono and not and not really charging anyone for anything and it was really good collective Effort from everyone involved between NASCAR and the drivers of the race teams and the sponsors so it all came together. You know typically something that is that day with that big of an audience. There's a lot of lawyers talk and and wording that that people gotta find off on but everyone just knew that listen. We're in a difficult situation right now. Let's just get past the red tape and get this done and we were able to do it. Pretty quickly Through your head racing right from the get go and You know it was great racing and hopefully kept people entertained from what we're hearing what we're seeing on social media and folks reaching out to us. People have been entertained and the very appreciative of it. Before we get into this weekend's logistics and all that how things been like in the in the Hamlin House I know that at times you've had to corral remote controls and everything seems like that you're doing good seems like the families looking good. How is this past seven weeks or so been treating the hamlet house? It's been good. I mean I personally have just been didn't projects done of of Definitely in the best physical shape I've ever been in. There's nothing to do but to to work out at least twice a day and just for me. I am in great physical shape. I feel like You know it's been a very big learning experience being a A bad teacher. I have a new appreciation for all the teachers out there. That are teaching these kids and You know we got about one more week of that. Thank goodness And then on top of that just I mean I. I tried to get myself off. You know not a small and not a major but just a a very decent sized project wants a day get done. There's something let's let's get this done. I've been putting it off for this amount of time. Let's just get it done. Ray felt and trying to put that on the calendar and I feel like I'm I'm pretty much ready. I'm all caught up here. There's not much else to do other than things. I'm trying to create do and I'm ready to go back to work. You talk about staying in physical shape and and you are in good physical shape for for those folks out there. That are curious. What do you do to maintain good physical fitness normally? And what have you had to do in this downtime to maintain that to make sure that you're in good physical condition? Well fortunately for me and I mean very fortunate that I have you know home that I can work out in There's a basketball court downstairs that I can run up and down Doing suicides and things like baths which is Kinda. You know for the first time doing a lot of online You know training sessions and so I it really holds you accountable when you see other people working out. And you don't WanNa be the one that sits there and is got his hands on his hips and stuff and they're like okay ten more seconds than you see everyone else working out. So it's been it's been a different transition but I really been buckled down on my eating. Been tremendously better. over this time so it can be opposite of what you think would be right. Everyone's kind of at home and and it's really easy to Kinda just lay around and not get stuff done but I really been disciplined on. You know the physical side of things and making sure that I'm in good shape when we're ready to go because there's just not going to be much time We used to have a week to to recover between races. And we're just not going to have that time now. What is set? Good physical fitness gave you inside of the race car. Some folks may say well look at him. He's just sitting there. He's driving five hundred miles. It gets out and then goes home but there is. There are dividends that are paid for the physical fitness and the physical health. That you're in. What is that so folks can understand how that benefits you well? A lot of it has to do with the G. Forces and Darlington's one of the toughest racetrack that we have as far as physical fitness concern Because you know there are a lot of Jesus especially in terms one and two so it really honestly for me about you know it used to take me four or five days when I was not in very good shape to recover from races on Sunday. I've spent most of the time. Tuesday's just kind of laying around trying to recover and get myself back going again and then certain Wednesday. Thursday are getting a little more active. But we don't have that time now so I think what this does is creates a shorter recovery time There's a lot of you know neck muscles back muscles that really get strained. Does you're trying to hold yourself up in the seat In in the stronger you are physically in those areas that the less you know the less impact that that is going to have on. You've therefore you won't need to recover quite as much because you're not fatigued as much so doing that. And I think you're staying hydrated is going to be a big big factor With these short layoff in between you know the the Wednesday Sunday races So I'm GonNa try to stay on top of that and Seattle plays out. We've got more coming up with Denny Hamlin as we continue on NASCAR live in car video systems body worn cameras cloud based video software. Only digital ally provides complete video solutions for law enforcement commercial fleet and Vince security nationwide increased driver safety track asset in real time minimize. Your liability risk provide your organization with the complete video solution from digital ally preferred technology partner of Nascar Visit Race Dot digital ally INC DOT COM to learn more Jeff. Gordon is come from virtually nowhere. He's one of NASCAR's all time greats. Third Time in his career pioneering champion. The right place at the right time. The Kid who took on the good old boys and Change Nascar. We started go toe to toe. Fm Earnhardt M. R. N. PRESENTS. 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Hamlin complaints the Darlington sweetness again. Winning last night of the nation live race tonight winning with co time southern five hundred for the first time in his career now back to Mike Bagley. That's how it sounded on May Eighth. Two thousand ten some ten years ago. Denny. Hamlin winning at Darlington raceway. We welcome you back to NASCAR live. And we continue our conversation with the driver of the Fedex Toyota Denny Hamlin Denny. Let's get into the nuts and bolts Darlington this weekend. It's going to be a little different this time through. It's not going to be five hundred miles. Going four hundred miles on Sunday stage breaks or different. It's going to be a go in raising. Come back out on the same day. What are your. What are your thoughts about Nascar coming back to racing at Darlington this weekend? Yeah I mean one thing I can tell you you know. The southern five hundred by the hours is probably one of the longest races that we have It might be the longest even over the COQ. Six hundred if I'm not mistaken simply because of the miles per hour that we run versus the actual miles so four hundred is nothing to another week at. It's GonNa be a tough race. Especially during the day. I remember racing Southern five hundred During the day early my career and it was a very very tough race and so A day race in South Carolina. It looks like the weather's GonNa be pretty warm It's GonNa be a tough physical task for us to just fire off and go so You know there's going to be a lot of challenges. I think that you know me. Having some have the old guy knowledge of knowing where to track changes from dates tonight I'll be able to give my crew chief and good information about the what we need to work on and You know hopefully it all turns out. Well it's definitely been one of my best racetracks throughout my career. It has. You've got seven wins. They're five in the xfinity series two in the Cup series. Why is it one of your best tracks I don't know it's just one of those tracks that really fit my style of the easy corner. Injury hard on corner access It's just one of those tracks that really does reward that so Not sure exactly what it all is. That I feel like I definitely have a good knack for it and it just seems to work. Is it consistent? I know the tracks been paid. It took a while while not that long but it took a while to get to get worn back out again. It's back in that in that worn out. State is Darlington the same every time you go about the expectation of tire fall off and the track changing all that or are there new things that are different about it? Every time you go back a little bit I feel like it. Changes like eight man probably five percent. Every time we go there What for whatever. Reason that the pavement Whatever they use their It gets washed pretty quickly. The Sun down there it gets a lot of Sun And so there's just attractive very very difficult to predict you know. I don't think you can just go back with what you had last year and you just are going to be good. I don't think that that's the case I think he'd got Daf and Like I said I. That's that's why I like going to new places I feel like I can adapt quicker than others and You know I enjoy the challenge of firing off. No practice qualifying. You'RE GONNA have to really trust your instincts on this woman and hopefully you think right. You Trust instincts hauling off into turn one at Darlington Wide Open. No practice no qualifying. That's going to be the old tiptoe through the tulips her right there. I imagine for the first couple laps. Yeah you know. I think that there's GonNa be a handful that are going to be very aggressive at the beginning and I think there's others that are going to be kind feeling things out and seeing how will play out I think to the races long enough to where You know you can take it easy to understand your race card. Give for mission to that. I fit stuff for even second to adjust your car and get it where it needs to be and listen. No one's going to get someone is GonNa unload closer than the other and that car. If he's up towards the front it could be ugly early but certainly these guys starts to figure things out as racist. Go on and you're probably going to see a pretty competitive race in couple of things here before we let you go. You get done Sunday at Darlington. The experiment series will race there on Tuesday. You'll be back on Wednesday. We've had a couple of Primetime Cup races before. Like five hundred have gotten rain down and carry it over but this is our first foray into a full cup race under the lights mid week. What are your thoughts on midweek racing? Yeah I love it. I've been pushing for a very long time and I know that there's I talked about red tape. There's plenty of red tape that keeps midweek races from happening and a lot of that surrounds racetracks and the camping that they have The audience that the people in the crowd since we don't have that that makes perfect opportunity for us to run midweek races People don't have to travel and they have you know jobs working in the week. They have you know. Most of the people travel Outside of a hundred miles or whatnot. So this allows us to to experiment with that and see how the ratings go and How many people were tuning in to watch it and certainly think that this is an opportunity for us to to you know have a lot of it is on us and and people are going to be watching to see how it all turns out and one more thing when you do go back on the Racetrack? Sunday and Wednesday than the following week at Charlotte. You'll be racing against Ryan. Newman and Matt Kenseth is coming back. What are your thoughts on those to be being on the track when you guys take green on Sunday? Yeah we turn back the clock though fifteen years. It's I mean me and mad had some funny dialogue going on yesterday and You know Kinda looking about what we were talking about. But you know he's like hey you know. Let Me Know GonNa foreigners I'm telling them to pound sand you know 'cause not like I want to help him by the way so he he's just been a great friend that we communicated You know we started talking about a year before. He became teammates with a A jerky racing and then even when he When he left We talk a lot and I went over his house quite a bit and federal kids. Hang out together so got a great relationship with Matt and Yeah I don't ask me in an interview a few days ago. What do you think about? You know you happy. See Matt Basketball Track. I'm like no like you can still get it done. I don't want another congested out there that can potentially beat me. So I know that he's every organization he's been in he's elevated it and I would expect the same thing with shipping. Asti with him so But I do look forward to to raise for Buddy for sure. Well we appreciate your time. Thank you for the entertainment over the last seven weeks. You and your colleagues and we'll look forward to the entertainment to come as soon as Darlington this weekend. Any thanks for checking in here with us on NASCAR live be safe and the seen on the track all right appreciate it. That's Denny Hamlin number eleven Toyota for Joe Gibbs racing in the NASCAR Cup series. More coming up on NASCAR live. Are you? You're going forty miles an hour. This is a residential area. Sure but I'm on my lawnmower. Wait am I getting ticket? No I've just never seen anyone top nine miles an hour on one of those bad boys and mother attire lawn and thirty seconds. Quite got into you. Well it did fuel up. It's Noko this morning at Sonoko. We know a few peak performance. You've been doing for American racing for over fifty years fuel your best when you're on the go missing. The side by side action at the racetrack isn't a conflict right side. Albertine motor racing network brings the NASCAR race to you. Wherever you are you don't miss one lap Denny Hamlin has won the sixty first edition of the Daytona five hundred. You are the band the power of radio to the imagination to the listener tune into the motor racing network visit our in Dot com for. Nfl Hitlist in your local area. Coming up next we'll hear from Dr Timothy Hendrix with advocate health. This IS NASCAR. Live on the motor racing network. The Voice of NAS car. I folks Mike Bagley here at Moran. We relied on equipment from racing electronic cello electron scanners in headphones to every conversation between driver and crew. And when we need live audio in park cameras and up to the second statistics use their latest handheld unit. Paul Legend to learn more about these products and many others visit racing electronics dot com racing electronics. The official two-way communication partner of them are in. Are you ready to help? Children forget about their serious medical conditions. So they can just be a kid support victory junction which is the dream of late race driver. Adam petty who wanted to build a camp children concentrate on fun and laughter not building disability. Victory Junction kids enjoyed zip-line horseback riding swimming fishing. All in a medically safe environment all at no cost to the camper. What do you say? Richard Petty Theft knew this learn more at victory junction dot org time now for the wheel and pick through the week with the NASCAR SEASON ON HOLD. We would like to recognize the folks. Call the action. When NASCAR athletes go to work on pit road the pit crew? Here's Alex Satan that 2017 Daytona five hundred checkered flag goes in the air? Kurt Busch flies across the finish line. First he's the winner of the great American race but working pit road for the motor racing network. That instance was something. I'll never forget because I had Kurt Busch's pit and as the tradition goes on the broadcast. The booth will throw it to the winning pit just to get some reaction and a potential interview from either the crew chief of car owner or whomever may be down there of note in this case. Tony Gibson is Kirk Busch's crew chief and seventeen. When they won the five hundred and I climbed up on the side of the war wag. There's just a ladder that's attached to it and I'm hanging on with my left arm. Microphone in my right hand and the it's pitch to me from the booth to to start the interview. I have Tony Gibson. Who celebrating like crazy. You see you have to understand. Tony Gibson is a Daytona beach native. He's with the high school there. He grew up that was his whole life. His parents still live there So winning the Daytona. Five hundred had been something that had eluded. Tony Gibson Forever. As a crew member let alone a crew chief and he was finally able to to accomplish that goal in two thousand seventeen so. I'm hanging on with my left arm on the ladder standing on the wrong about halfway up the side of this This big pit box. Microphone in hand. It's thrown to me from the booth. I start my wind up. Gibson is just hooping and hollering at just allow. Anybody hugging everybody. That's on the top of the pit box. He sees me very fortunate. We have just a wonderful friendship and of course he's celebrating like a madman and while I'm live on the air. He grabbed me by each shoulder. One Hand on each shoulder and start shaking violently and screaming and hollering and then he grabs the microphone and gives the biggest shout and yell and and everything else you could do to celebrate. It was just a phenomenal moment. And there are photos out there. Obviously the audio is gold. Tim Screaming Daytona Beach. Talk His mom and dad scrapping. It's something I'll never forget being a reporter for the motor racing network on the road in the air and around the world. We his trusted to be seen trusted to be heard and trusted to perform now back. Bagley we continue on. This week's NASCAR. Live folks over the last two months. Healthcare workers have been the real heroes of this in nineteen pandemic as we slowly returned to normalcy. The folks that advent health center care wants everyone to continue to be cautious. Orange Moody had a chance to catch up with medical director. Dr Timothy Hendrix. With everything that's been happening in the last couple of months in the medical world. We had an opportunity to talk. With the medical director of Advent Health Central Care Doctor Timothy Hendrix add health of course exclusive healthcare provider of Daytona International Speedway. Even set up temporary testing facilities at the speedway when the pandemic began. Dr Hendrix Welcome. It's great to talk with you. Can you explain to us how advent health has supported the community during this? Covert Nineteen pandemic. Well I've been held as a multi-state large hospital system we're in At least a dozen different states with fifty different hospitals and hundreds of healthcare sites in those areas. And we've been committed to providing excellent care technologically advanced care to our patients that are in hospital also in the community with that or with Kobe. Nineteen and during that time. We've been really amazed with Success Stories and people that have been admitted to the ICU and recovered and walked out of the hospital. So there's been a lot of hard work around providing that CARE getting people Know recovered from cove in nineteen infection but more generally we've also been committed to preventing the spread of Cova nineteen in our community so looking out in our communities. We've been Having these drive testing sites and so we've had dried through testing sites Four Covert Nineteen in Florida Georgia Kansas Kentucky North Carolina Texas and Wisconsin. And in each. One of those. We've been providing nearly ninety. Four or toll taft over all of them about ninety four thousand tests so that is key to stopping the spread of identifying. Have the virus getting them to stay home. And we're really proud of that and in fact our first testing site was here in Florida at Daytona International Speedway Where we started testing About a month ago so Very excited Our partnership with the speedway there and finally what kinds of precautions should race tracks. Take to make sure that their fans are safe before they're allowed to return. Well we've heard it over and over again. The key is social distancing. We've that is what has or that's what I credit here in Florida has actually slowed the spread in our communities. We were looking at a serious search About a month ago Overwhelming our health system. But by the commitment of our community members or leaders businesses to social distance to basically shut down operations and keep people home. We've been able to flatten neck curve and really blunt the effect on our communities but moving forward. We've got to keep the social distancing front of mine and especially when we look at you know getting back to business with racing and Nascar for instance a has a new health and safety protocol to protect their employees built around the concept of social distancing and putting those measures in place Dr Timothy Hendrix medical director of advocate health central. Care Much. Appreciate the time thank you. Oh you're welcome in just remember the safest place for fans to watch the races right now is from home got gotTa keep that social distance and Dr Timothy Hendrix medical director at at Ben Health Center of care as you watched the race from home. This weekend you can also listen to it on motor racing network and we want you to give us pictures and give us an insight of your NASCAR tailgate party. We would like you to tweet us of video or pictures of how you're going to watch the race Sunday using the HASHTAG NASCAR tailgate on twitter at and radio. 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Durand 'em facts about the Nascar Hall of Famer. It's too with Rusty. Only on the motor racing network. Welcome to with rusty your chance to get to know the nineteen eighty-nine up champion Rusty Wallace. I'm joined by the man who has fifty five Career Cup series wins and of course we encourage you to join us. You can send us your questions via our twitter. At 'em our radio using the Hashtag ask 'em Iran or you can also call your question in by dialing one eight four four four ask. Marin that's one eight four four four ask 'em rn rusty. Let's start with a question from Scott in Camden South Carolina. This came to us via our twitter in. It's about Darlington. Tough one here. What is your Greatest Darlington? Memory on or off the track. I think my greatest memory had to be. I believe it was eighty eight or eighty nine the southern five hundred going head to head with Bill Elliott and I remember. It was such a fantastic day for me. I thought I was going to win the race. I I pulled underneath Elliott in. Pass him then he get me back on the outside and I pass on a bottom. He get me so outside just went on for a long time. It went on for almost a complete feel run and I remember after it was all over. We all went to a big appearance up in Minnesota and I had Dale earnhardt senior with me. I had Bobby Allison with me. I had three or four. Other drivers. Were all on an airplane. Together and We'RE FINISHED SECOND RACE AND BILL. Elliott won this big race and I remember in the airplane. Going over. Earnhardt looks night and I'm telling you what I would never put up with him. That long ought to put the bumper. Tillman knocked him up on a racetrack. And the Bobby Allison said. Don't listen to him. Bobby's and airports don't listen to him. You drove a good clean race and all the spectators loved it. That's exactly how I would've done it. Earnhardt shook his head so now out of took them out and so it was a big contrast. Everybody's opinion how I shoulda drove the Reis. Lemos all said a finished second into it and to this day is still had to be one of the hardest races. I run my life. I was a long long hard hard grind back in those days in one. I won't forget on the track too tough to tame. Let's let's talk about Darlington for a minute rich tradition in your mind. What makes Darlington so special? It's a hard race. It really hard race to run real peculiar racetrack. Tight in one corner bigger in the other corner. A lot of lanes to run right on the bottom arrived on the top. You GotTa have a lot of nerve jeff to put a write up on that wall. Churn three and four. Which used to be turned one to back in the day. And it's it's a real touchy thing to do now. Some drivers don't do well there. I actually didn't do great there. I had some good runs but others just really cherish and really love it but its location in South Carolina right between North Carolina. Right between Florida and right in that area as it's a has a massive fan following and when you think about the southern five hundred's just got a catchy name to it in something it's respected that track while I tell you what it's one of the big ones. It's one of the majors. That's for sure you think about the COQ. Six hundred you think about the southern five hundred thinking about the Daytona five hundred. And that's just one that just screams respect and it's not a race that's one easily. It's a race that year. So many things you gotta know how to do in like I mentioned the different shapes of the corners. It's not symmetrical. It's not a cookie cutter. It's not exactly the same in wanted to like. It is in three or four in fact quite the difference so for those reasons. It's gained respect that it's got The track too tough to tame the lady in black all these names that popped up when we were all running. Darlington all from the NASCAR hall of Famer Rusty Wallace. Let's do our second question now in this one. stems from 'em. Rn'S NASCAR tailgate campaign. Going on right now like this one. What's your favorite tailgate food? And why? Oh my favorite tailgate. Food Liquid A. B. I love pork chops. I grew up in Missouri and bull. We're we're always cooking pork chops girl and those babies and throw those on grill out back and cook some of those babies up and get some Meat and potatoes. Because I'm a mid Western guy that was always my big deal. I people probably say cheese burgers and hotdogs. That's cool. That's really good too. But if you're going to throw a true went on though some pork chops outlet or happen and so who does the cooking are you? Do you enjoy cooking or do you leave it to somebody else. Well I always kind of leave it to somebody else. But nowadays since we're in this cove nineteen crisis that we have been tracking awhile and we're all forced stay at Home Jeff. You're not believing how much cook and I've been doing at home. I've been doing a lot of cooking lot of steaks. Fish lot of chicken. A lot of stuff like that and teaching myself how to do it. Patty set back on. Bob Loveness new rusty. I'm seeing right now. It's a it's it's. We're actually having a fun time. Doing a lot of cooking at home is definitely brought us together real tight and while we always have been but made a tighter yet. We're doing things at home. You know whether it's a cleaning closets out or cooking a lot more a lot of different things. I've been accustomed to but cooking is been right at. The top of the list is something. I look forward to in fact if I might. I might be up my ray shop where I am right now and Patty might say. Hey It's five thirty you better get you home but you gotta get cooking so it's a lot different now. Fire up that grill. I'm coming down for dinner. Are you got it buddy? I'll take I'll take care. You bet on that all right. That's Rusty Wallace. Thank you rusty. Join US this week. 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But for all Hendrick motorsports Johnson had previously one at Darlington twice in his cup series career once in the spring of two thousand four and again in the fall of that same year winning his first southern five hundred in the twenty twelve bojangles southern five hundred. Johnson would take the checkered flags in historic fashion from his second starting position and leading one hundred thirty four laps. You would go on to score. Hendrick motorsports two hundred win race fans now waving their hats wildly on the back straightaway. Johnson comes back to turn number three all number. Four looking for the checkered flag. Five hundred in a long time in the making but finally Jimmy Johnson gets it done scoring the two hundred win for Hendrick motorsports tonight letting the Jangle southern five hundred and my mind goes back to the early days of Hendrick motorsports that people that won the early races worked on this early cars helped rick build entered. Motorsport of what it is today. I think Harry Hi Tim Richmond. Jeff what I'm Schrader and there's a lot of people over the years that You know put a lot of time and effort in commitment into this organization Something of all people in just so happy for rick his dedication to the sport and performance and winning his second to none and just so happy from Nita's years crew chief Chad canals on the historic victory a long time ago when I started Hendrick motorsports back in nineteen ninety-three Man I think I was like the seventy fifth employees to sit back and think of the people that were there before me and the people that have been there since the day that I started and the people that contributed to the efforts Man List is long in various. And it's It's just I'm proud to be part of it. you know. I've bled? Hms FOR A long time in to be part of this and get two hundred victories. We've got one hundred fiftieth H in Vegas and I was just a little while ago that I was here. When we had our fiftieth. I guess we want her. Fiftieth victory here Darlington. Somebody told me a while ago and I was changing tires for the twenty four crowd as true and accidental mullet in the blade and I had the by the Oakley Glasses. The mullet man. I was rocking back then. So those those pretty cool you know when you think of the people that are you know been here than in are gone and people are racing. It's it's it's pretty neat. It's cool accomplishment. And I'm proud to be done. It was a special moment for car. Owner Rick Hendrick. Who STARTED HIS Cup Team? Back in one thousand nine hundred eighty four. I think about Darlington and how specialist places and in nineteen seventy six. I had a little chevy dealership over here in In my wife and I about a third away through the race drove into the track up behind the stands didn't buy ticket park. The car and walked him. Sentenced stands and watch your race How we did that but And then think that you know it's been a lot of years since then but Just proud of these guys in the whole organization and you know you. WanNa thank everybody from Harry had to Kim Richmond. Jeff Bohdan on and and All the ADS along the way that one races in You know just you think you're going to get there and then you think you're not ever going another one when you get to one ninety nine but But a real proud. This was a heck of right. Heckman rice tonight and I was in the mounds at eight o'clock at a wedding and I couldn't get out of and Got here to see the last hundred laps and it worked out since the victory in two thousand twelve. Hendrick motorsports has earned fifty seven more checkered flags and among those Jimmy. Johnson is credited with twenty seven of them. I'm Kyle Ricky and this has been forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson. Thank you kyle coming up. We'll look back on this week in NASCAR history. 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Bill has that battle auditor for they'll come across the line door to door. They'll get the white black around the racetrack. One More Time as Bill Eliot brings it out of turn four and to the finish line and these fans coming feet. Elliot will win as first race in nineteen eighty six as he has won the second annual Winston Nineteen ninety-seven NBC's e R rules the ratings leaderboard for the second season in a row as twenty one million Americans tune in weekly Australian Susie. Maroney braves the perils of open waters as the first to swim the one hundred ten mile crossing from Cuba to Florida savage garden ferociously covets. The pop charts with I want you and Marc Martens. Desire to win was at its peak as the Jack. Roush racing pilot dominates the lead for the final thirty one laps in the caution free Winston select five hundred at Talladega superspeedway. Anybody have anything for Mark Martin. So far it's no go. Earnhardt stays in line. Nobody steps out. The single file lead draft heads off turnover. Four and back to the checkered flag. Earnhardt hats one final shot to try to move on Martin. He looked slow on the short straight away. Martin has enough of an advantage to hold the spot. They swing through the trial and a second week in a role victory lane. We'll belong to mark Martin. He wins a caution Winston five hundred by a bottle of sport over Dale Earnhardt who was unable to find a way around mark in last dozen laps. Or so do thousand. Nine Gaga doesn't flinch as poker face. Tops the charts in twenty countries including the US a comedian talk show host and red carpet? Gatt ABOUT JOAN rivers takes center stage as the winner of the celebrity apprentice. In Primetime and Mark Martin reminded the field that he was Novus at the track too tough detained mastering the egg shaped oval for the final forty six laps to win the southern five hundred at. Darlington raceway grandstands losing their minds. 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NEW: Denny McLain Pt. 1

"The listeners it's Carter first and foremost I'd like to take a moment to thank you for listening to park asked you. We've had to make some major adjustments to adapt to these unprecedented times but with your loyalty and the podcast staff. We've been able to do so. We thank you for your patience and that I am pleased to announce that there will be no more interruptions to. You're listening experience due to Kovic Nineteen. We're bringing you all new episodes today and for the foreseeable future from all of us here at par cast. We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. Thank you again for your patients. We hope you enjoy these new episodes. October ninth nine thousand nine hundred sixty eight game six of the World Series in Saint Louis Missouri. The visiting Detroit Tigers were on the brink down three two two against the dominant. Saint Louis Cardinals. They had to win the next two games if they wanted to take home. Their Franchise's First World Series Championship in over twenty years for the most important game of the year the Tigers turned to their star Pitcher Denny mclain. He had become a household name over the course of the season winning thirty games the first pitcher to do so in over thirty years. He was also a lightning rod for controversy known for his outspoken and arrogant comments to the press as well as rumors of gambling. Problems McLean winced as he walked up to the mound after pitching three hundred innings that year. His throwing arm was badly injured. Mclean and the team. Doctors attempted to treat it with endless shots of the steroid cortisone. Mcclain's supplemented the shots with amphetamines and alcohol. But it was still agony. Each time he threw the ball. Despite his thirty one wins in the regular season the world series tournament had been one to forget for McLean. He'd lost both starts and had to take himself out of game four because he couldn't handle the pain in his arm but in game six with a championship on the line. Mclean would do whatever he could to give his team. A chance to win. Mcclain told the rubber in front of a lively crowd of nearly fifty thousand screaming fans eager to see their team win. He gritted his teeth and ignored the pain beginning to grow and his shoulder. The first batter stepped into the box. Mclean reared back and threw the ball as hard as he could. He would go on to win the game sacrifice his entire career in the process. Welcome to sports criminals. Par cast original every week. We dive into the dark side of sports history and look at athletes who not only broke the law but broke the rules and covenants of their sport. We'll also uncover how their actions impacted the history of the sport. They played. I'm Tim Johnson. And I'm Corduroy. You can find episodes of sports criminals and all other par- cast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream. Sports criminals for free on spotify just opened the APP type. Sports criminals in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram podcast and twitter at podcast network? Today we're discussing Major League pitcher denny. Mclain he won. Mvp playing for the Detroit Tigers but his all star career disintegrated due to injury leading him into criminality. This week will explore. How Maclean became one of the best pitchers in Baseball. Next week will cover how his career fell apart. And his trouble with the law escalated. Baseball ran in Danny McLean's family his father. Tom had been a standout high school player. Who has offered the opportunity to play minor league baseball for the Chicago cubs after his own father's untimely death however. Tom Dropped out to take care of his family. His unfulfilled dreams of becoming a professional baseball player created a bitterness in him for the rest of his life. Throat Mcclain's childhood. His father was a terrifying figure. A heavy drinker who was verbally and physically abusive went under the influence which was nearly every night. He was obsessed with his children accomplishing what he couldn't specifically becoming a professional baseball player. He drove maclean to another town. Ten miles away so he could try out for a youth baseball team a year early. After McLean's real age was discovered. Tom Decided to start his own little league by Hook or by Crook. He would make his son a baseball player. Playing baseball was the only way that McLean felt like. He could have a good relationship with his father. It was the only place he felt safe from the belt and playing well with the only way he could get his father's approval and respect by the time he was a teenager. Mclean specifically focused on pitching. His father continued to take an active role in his development. Even mandating that McLean not even experiment with throwing a curveball. Until he was eighteen due to the damage it could cause to his elbow at thirteen. He was recruited to pitch for Mount Carmel. High school a local Catholic school with a good baseball team. He was awarded a full scholarship and made the starting roster his freshman year on May Fourth Nineteen fifty nine fifteen year old denny. Maclaine was pitching for his team. When he noticed his father wasn't in the stands like a usually was when denny got home after the game his mother broke the news. His father had suffered a heart attack while driving to the game. He was dead at thirty six years old the same age that his own father had died. Mclean was stunned. He walked the streets around his house in a daze. Unable to process his conflicted emotions he was upset by his father's death but also slightly relieved. He no longer had to worry about his father's abusive behavior. Mclean was suddenly in control of his own life by the time. He was a senior in high school. Mcclain's pitching had attracted notice by college coaches and Professional Scouts. He compiled a remarkable thirty eight and seven record as a starter over his high school career. Winning the city championship three times Notre Dame scholarship that would make him both their first ever scholarship baseball player and the first member of his family to attend college. It was tempting but what was even more enticing than college. Was the money that professional baseball teams were offering. Mclean fielded offers from the New York. Yankees Philadelphia Phillies and his hometown. Chicago WHITE SOX although he grew up a Yankee Fan McLean decided to follow the money and take the biggest offer seventeen thousand dollars about one hundred fifty thousand dollars today to pitch for the Chicago White Sox in June nineteen sixty two eighteen year old denny. Maclaine left Chicago for Kentucky to get his first taste of professional baseball with a Harlan smokies. The white SOX's rookie league affiliate his experience in the minor leagues was not initially positive. He experienced severe culture shock moving from Chicago. To a small coal mining town in Kentucky. His accommodations were cramped and dirty. The accents difficult to understand and the locals were not particularly friendly to the out-of-towners. Mclean worried that if he made the wrong move he wouldn't leave. Harlan Alive McLean quickly proved however that he could pitch at a professional level despite the difficult surroundings and personal adversity on June twenty eighth nineteen sixty two McLean made his minor league debut and pitched a sixteen strikeout no hitter that night riding high off his performance and assuming that he'd be immediately promoted to the Big Leagues. Mclean decided to drive back home. He convinced a teammate. To tag along and the two of them drove the fifteen hours back to Chicago when he arrived at home there was a message waiting for him from the White Sox minor-league director get back to Harlan immediately. Or it never pitch another game again. Mclean and his teammate. Rushed back to Kentucky when they did the Minor League director. Gave McLean a harsh warning? Do something like that again. And he'd be cut from the team McLean's teammate. On the other hand wasn't given a second chance he was immediately. Cut McLean felt bad that he might have ended his teammates career. If he wasn't as good of a pitcher he would have been cut too but the incident taught him a lesson as long as he continued to perform his off-the-field antics didn't matter his second game. He struck out another sixteen batters less than twenty four hours later. He was promoted to the next level of the minor leagues and sent to play for a team. In Rural Iowa. Mclean continued pushing the rules seeing what he could get away with despite his coaches warning that he needed to stay in town. Maclean drove the three hours back to Chicago one night to see his girlfriend. The coach fine. Mclean one hundred dollars. A little less than nine hundred dollars in today's money. It was a week punishment that didn't affect him on the field. So MacLean was undeterred. He did it again. A few weeks later the coach find him two hundred dollars a few weeks after that. He took another nose thumbing trip this time. The coach find him five hundred dollars an entire month salary after that. Mclean decided to keep his head down on the field. Mclean continued to develop his strikeout. Numbers were impressive. But he was hitting a wall with only one pitch in his arsenal fastball. Even after his father's death he had heeded his warning not to throw curveballs until he was old enough so now at eighteen years old. Mclean tried to master the new pitch but he had issues. Throwing the curveball for strikes struggled with more advanced batters those hitters knew how to ignore the wild curve balls and wait for the fastball strikes which they hit hard after the season. Mclean went to Sarasota Florida to play in an instructional league and work on curveball in early. Nineteen sixty three McLean attended. Spring training in new. He was fighting for a job. The rules of the League at the time stipulated players who received a large signing bonus like maclean had to be on the teams major league forty man roster. After a year if they weren't players were placed on waivers and could be claimed by another team. The extra training paid off as mclain pitched well through the spring. Unfortunately there was only one roster spot available and it came down to Mcclain and one other pitcher. The white sox manager decided that the two would face off head to head an interest squad game at the end of spring training to decide who would stay. And who would go? Mcclain had no reason to think he would lose. He still believed that his raw talent would get him past any challenge on top of that he was a Chicago native in a year. Younger than the other pitcher. He pitched well in the game striking out ten and felt good about his chances. But after the game McLean was called into the manager's office the White Sox had decided to go with the other pitcher McLean was placed on waivers. Mclean was devastated. He was especially discouraged when the coaches told him that they pick the other pitcher because of his ability to throw a breaking ball which McLean had struggled to learn with confidence. Shattered McLean considered quitting altogether. His initial bonus money was long gone and after playing Minor League Baseball. He didn't have the option of going back and taking Notre Dame scholarship McLean hadn't even turn nineteen but it felt like his career in baseball was over when we come back. Mclean continues his journey towards the major leagues now. Back to the story in the spring of nineteen sixty three nineteen year old denny. Maclaine was caught from the white sox. After failing to develop an effective curveball worried that he may never be good enough to become a major league. Caliber Player McLean. Thought about doing what is father had done leaving baseball returning home and getting a job at a steel but his despair didn't last long the same day that the white SOx plays. Mclean on waivers. He received word that the Detroit Tigers had paid. Eight thousand dollars to pick up his contract a few hours later. The chief Tiger Scout arrived to pick McLean up and drive him two hours away to their spring training facility in Lakeland Florida Mcclain was eventually assigned to the AA team. Minnesota one step closer to the major leagues. He continued to struggle with his curve ball but his fastball remained. Good enough to get him through. Most outings. Lying on a single pitch McLean won eighteen games in the nineteen sixty three season. Earning a call up to the major leagues in September. Mclean was surprised. He'd been disappointed in his own performances later in the year but he was promising enough that the struggling tigers who were twenty five games behind first-place willing to give him a shot on September twenty first nineteen sixty three and the second game of their home stand nineteen-year-old Denny maclaine made his Major League debut fittingly. It was against the Chicago. White sox riddled with nerves. Mclean walked the first batter. He faced on four pitches on the very next batter. However McLean caught the runner taking too big a lead and picked him off. The pickoff settled him down. Mclean struck out the next two batters to end the inning ultimately McLean went the distance throwing a complete game allowing only one run while striking out eight in the bottom of the fifth inning. He also helped his own cause by hitting a home run in his second Major League at bat the Tigers won four. Three and McLean had his first victory. The next to start of his tigers career did not go nearly as well. He was knocked around by the senators in his second game and was pulled after three innings in his next start he again pitched a complete game but also walked seven batters and gave up ten hits the same problem that had hounded him through the minors his inability to command his curve. Ball were still present. Despite his struggles McLean felt surprisingly optimistic and hopeful he had made it to the major leagues fulfilling his late father's ambition and he felt confident. He could prove that he belonged to cap off the eventful year. Mclean and his fiancee. Sharon Boudreau the daughter of Chicago. Baseball legend Lou. Boudreau got married. There was nowhere to go but up but his first start in the nineteen sixty four season was a disaster. After breezing through the first inning. He gave up a leadoff home. Run in the second by the third he completely fell apart. Mclean gave up a leadoff double before walking the bases loaded. He got two outs and nearly escaped the jam. But then gave up a run-scoring single the manager took him out of the game with two out in the third. Adding insult to injury. Mclean developed a lesion on his throwing shoulder that significantly hampered his pitching ability he fought through. The pain continued pitching even as he struggled to ignore the brutal pain in his shoulder. Mclean kept improving as a pitcher while his curveball was still a work in progress. Mclean started learning how to throw a change up. He felt good despite his injury. He still managed to win. Ten Games with a respectable earned run average just over four at just twenty years old. He was an established member of the Tigers rotation that off season the Tigers sent McLean to Puerto Rico to play winter ball. It was both an opportunity to play against major league. Greats like Roberto Clemente and Orlando Cepeda. And an opportunity to misbehave gambling was legal in Puerto Rico and Maclean spent his nights at the local casino with his teammates. When his coach found out about his gambling he find him one hundred dollars as a warning to stay out of trouble once again instead of taking the warning to heart. Mclean tried to see how much you could get away with. He just couldn't help himself so he and another teammate. Decided to run their own casino in their apartment building in secret gamble to his heart's content on the field and Puerto Rico Mcclain's pitching arsenal came together as he finally managed to get his curveball working when used in tandem with his already dominant fastball and changeup. Mclean was nearly unhittable. Despite his confidence the nineteen sixty five season started unspectacularly while he pitched well. He didn't record his first win until late. May and his spot rotation was looking precarious on June fifteenth. Mclean entered a game after the Tigers starter failed to get out of the first inning with one out in two men on pace. Mcclain's struck out the next batter. On three pitches. He then struck out the next batter on four to end the first the next inning was more of the same McLean faced. Three batters struck each of them out. In the third mcplainface Carl Yastrzemski. The Red Sox star left fielder and struck him out to finally after seven strikeouts in a row. A hitter finally made contact grounding out in the inning. Mclean would later. Find out that he'd broken a major league record for most consecutive strikeouts by a relief pitcher and he'd done it by throwing nothing but fastballs from their. Mclean season picked up steam. He won his next five games. Throwing complete game shutouts in two of them. His earned run average dropped three during that span. Transforming him from back of the rotation starter to one of the teams aces. But it wasn't all smooth sailing. He had another injury scare in August when he was diagnosed with kidney stones luckily mclane recovered quickly and was back on the mound after missing. Just seventeen games. The Tigers finished the season fourth in the American league but fans and players alike were optimistic for the future. Due in major part to their breakout star and twenty game winner Denny maclaine with the Tigers upwards trajectory continued in nineteen sixty six behind a strong pitching staff anchored by McLean. The team finished third in the American. League twenty-two-year-old Mclean won twenty games and was selected to his first all star game. Still there were signs of problems. Mclean continued pitching through minor injuries. Becoming even more reliant on cortisone to control the pain in his arm receiving four shots throughout the year when the next season began in the spring of Nineteen sixty-seven McLean. Sore arm was becoming. A MAJOR PROBLEM. Mclean ignored his arm issues by throwing himself into life as a high profile athlete. He signed endorsement deals with Pepsi. And the Hammond Organ Company which brought him far more money than his actual baseball contract with that extra money however came the opportunity to game it all away. His love of gambling had only grown since his days in Puerto Rico. He became heavily involved with betting on basketball and football and was so captivated by that he decided to get into the business himself. He formed a partnership with a Pepsi Executive and the owner of a local club and started his own bookie operation. This was of course against the rules of baseball but McLean still riding. High from his recent successes wasn't concerned about being discovered and even did some business from inside the Tigers Spring Training Facility. His carelessness was seemingly justified. Mclean believed that the Tigers would never suspend their star pitcher and he was right when the Tigers general manager found out about his bedding business. He told him to keep his bedding discreet and left it at that. Once again McLean had learned that as long as he performed well on the field. You could get away with anything. Mclean successfully kept the bookmaking secret from his team but the betting operation quickly went south. Anyway by the middle of the summer McLean had lost fifteen thousand dollars more than one hundred thousand. Today's money and realized that his partners were ripping off in early August. Told him that he was out his bookie career? It was done a few days later. A better one forty. Six thousand dollars through Mcclain's partners and they demanded that he pay his share of the debt. Mclean refused again telling them that he was no longer part of the bookie operation on a day off. Maclean met his former partners at the bar. They owned and tried to argue that he didn't owe them anything. They quickly resorted to threats. One of the bookies grabbed a fork and stabbed that into McLean's table inches away from his fingers next time he said he wouldn't miss so the pitcher agreed to pay the gambling issues. Just compounded the problems. Mclean was having physically. His shoulder was in near constant pain and now his back was acting up as well. He also had an ankle. Flare up still. He kept pitching well. Nearly replicating his breakout nineteen sixty six season by mid August. The Tigers were only a few games behind first place. In the American league with a good final month they could propel themselves into the world series after this denny maclaine. The Tigers make a run for the pennant. Now back to the story in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven twenty-three-year-old star pitcher denny. Mclain was the ace of Detroit Tigers team that was making an improbable run at the American League pennant as the team entered its final month of the season proclaimed felt immense pressure to perform and get the Tigers to their first world series in over. Twenty Years Mcclain's arm and back continued to hurt and his pitching performances suffered as the season went on in September with the Tigers. Counting on him. Mclean delivered four straight poor performances despite his injuries and inconsistencies. Mclean was tapped. Start a key game against the red sox with the Tigers clinging onto a half game lead in the standings. He failed yet again allowing three runs in three innings before being taken out by the manager the entire season came down to the final day a double header against the California angels. The Tigers had to win both games to move into a tie for first place in a chance at the world series. The Tigers won the first game. Six to four for the next must win game. The Tigers turned to their ace twenty-three-year-old Denny maclaine coming off the streak of bad starts McLean was determined to redeem himself with one more victory. He could pitch his team into first place. He just couldn't do it. His ankle injury. Prove too much and he had to leave the game in the third inning. The Tigers ended up losing the game. Eight to five and missed the PENNANT BY JUST ONE GAME. Mclean finish the season with seventeen. Wins for many fans and sportswriters. Danny McLean was to blame for the Tigers Short. His failures in September tied together with his strange injuries gave him a bad reputation. There were even rumours that the Tigers would trade McLean but a deal never materialized the fans. Loudly booed McLean as nineteen sixty eight. Spring training began. The disrespect was mutual in an interview with a sports writer. Mclean called the Detroit. Fans the worst in the league. The booming only got angrier but McLean ignored it. He had one goal going into the nineteen sixty eight season win. Twenty Games again. The year started. Well he was healthy and effective winning eight of his first eleven starts through April and May the team overall was also doing well and by mid summer the Tigers had commanding eight-game lead in the American League McLean won thirteen of his sixteen starts in June and July. He surpassed his own season goals when he crossed. The vaunted wind mark with a complete game. Shutout over Baltimore onto light twenty-seventh making him the fastest Pitcher to twenty wins since nineteen twelve. Winning Twenty Games is considered a major accomplishment for a baseball pitcher. Winning Thirty Games is nearly unheard of in the first one hundred years professional baseball. Only four pitchers had ever won thirty games and none had done it since Dizzy Dean in nineteen thirty four by September. The Tigers had a commanding lead in the American League and were closing in on a world series appearance Denny. Maclaine was on the precipice of history and when teammates reporters asked about it. He expressed nothing but confidence that he'd reach thirty wins despite his public confidence however he knew that his arm might not stay healthy. Enough McLean was physically exhausted. He'd pitched over two hundred fifty innings including twenty two complete games and was relying on constant cortisone shots to remain strong enough to pitch. Modern pitching conditioning didn't exist in nineteen. Sixty eight coaches often. Didn't keep track of pitch counts and allowed McLean to throw upwards of two hundred times in a single game while modern pitchers are kept to one hundred or fewer in one thousand nine sixty eight then. Mclean through twenty two complete games in two thousand nineteen the pictures from all thirty teams in Major League Baseball through a combined. Forty complete games. The pain after each start was brutal and it had spread from his arm to his neck. His doctor diagnosed him with an overdeveloped trap easiest muscle he actually had a torn rotator cuff injury that sometimes necessitates surgery today but McLean never considered missing a start instead. He juiced his arm with. Steroids drowned his pain and aspirin alcohol in pitched as much as he could as his win. Total climbed in the High Twenty S. Mclean didn't let the pain distract him. He was full of confidence. Bravado and cortisone. The media was paying close attention to them which he loved. He particularly enjoyed boasting to magazine writers declaring himself the Best Pitcher in the game on September tenth. He won his twenty ninth game of the season against the California angels. It was yet another complete game. He'd now pitched over three hundred innings that season on September fourteenth nineteen sixty eight. The eyes of the baseball world were on Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Where Maclean was going for win number thirty Dizzy Dean. The only living thirty game winner was in. Attendance has a mclane faced off against Reggie Jackson and the Oakland Athletics. The game didn't start well in the top of the fourth inning. Mclean took a chance by throwing a curveball. Still HIS WEAKEST PITCH. Reggie Jackson shot the ball into the seats to give the as the lead mclain pitched as usual nine innings but left the game with the team trailing in the bottom of the ninth. They need to score two runs to come back and win. Mcclain's thirtieth game. He'd done all he could. Now McLean could only watch from the DUGOUT. As the Tigers offense went to work alkaline led off with a wok which was followed by single. That put men on first and third with no outs. A throwing error by the first baseman brought k-line into score the tying run and put a runner on third base with two Strikes Tigers leftfielder. Willie Horton hit a line. Drive to bring in the runner and win the game. Tiger stadium exploded with joy. Alkaline grabbed McLean and carried him onto the field to celebrate his reporters and cameramen swarm the field. Mcleans teammates put him on their shoulders. The crowd of thirty three thousand gave him a standing ovation. The same fans who booed him after he'd called them the worst in the league. We're now saluting him as a hero three days later the Tigers clinched the American League pennant punching their ticket to the Nineteen. Sixty eight world series. Mclean finished the season with thirty. One wins in an era under to winning the American League. Cy Young Award unanimously. The nineteen sixty eight world series began on October second. Nineteen sixty eight with facing the saint. Louis Cardinals. The cardinals were heavily favored boasting one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history. Bob Gibson whose miniscule one point one two earned run average set a new major league record. The Tigers badly needed their own star Pitcher to go toe to toe with Gibson. Mclean was up to the challenge. Although his arm after throwing over three hundred innings in the regular season wasn't mclean had a cortisone shot before the first game of the series but by the third inning he was in agonizing pain he only lasted five innings giving up three runs in the process. Meanwhile Bob Gibson completely shut down the Tigers offense in the cardinals won the first game. Four to nothing but tigers responded with a blowout in game two winning eight to one series then shifted to Detroit where the cardinals won game. Three on this made gain for a must win for the Tigers. Mclean was on the mound in the sixty five year history of the world series. Only two teams had ever come back from a three one deficit to win the championship. Mclean tried once again to fight through the pain and once again came up short. He gave up four runs in three innings and had to tell the coach. Take him out his arm. Just couldn't take it. Bob Gibson pitched another gym and the Tigers Lost Game. Four ten to one after the game. Mclean doubled down on his cortisone shots. He knew that his team needed him to perform if they had any chance of winning the series and he was willing to do whatever it took. The Tigers managed to win the next game. Five to three sending the series back to Saint Louis mclane was tapped to star game. Six on only two days. Rest if McLean could find a way to win game. Six He'd force a winner. Take all game seven. It was the most important game he'd ever started so he left every piece of himself on the mound sacrificing. His arm in the process. Mclean pitched a complete game giving up. Only one run as the tigers routed. The cardinals thirteen to one as Mcclain left the field. He could feel his shoulder throbbing pain but he also felt the best he ever had on a baseball diamond. He put his team within one game of winning the world series but to win the series. The Tigers would need to beat Bob Gibson and game seven McLean watched anxiously from the dugout. The game remained scoreless through the first six innings before the Tigers broke through scoring three against Gibson in the seventh. In the bottom of the ninth with two outs cardinals. Catcher Tim. Carver popped up a foul ball to end the game the Tigers and Denny maclaine were world champions at only twenty four years old denny. Maclaine had made it to the pinnacle of his sport. He hadn't just accomplished his father's dream of being a professional baseball player. He'd put together one of the most successful seasons ever for a pitcher. After the season ended the accolades came streaming in McLean easily. Won The cy young award but also won the American league. Mvp Award the first Pitcher to win in nearly twenty years but he had paid a price to do it. The amount of pitches he thrown took a toll on his arm that would within a few years and his career. And without the grounding force of baseball the darker aspects of Danny Mcclain's life would completely take over. Thanks again for listening to sports. Criminals will be back next week with part two of Denny maclaine story. We'll hear how his career fell apart after nineteen sixty eight and why he descended deeper into the world of crime. In addition to the many sources we used. We found the book. I told you I wasn't perfect by Denny maclaine and allies Zarate to be extremely helpful to our research. You can find all episodes of sports criminals and all other park asked originals for free on spotify only to spotify already. Have all of your music but now spotify is making it easier for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like sports criminals for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream sports criminals on spotify just open the APP tap browse anti sports criminals in the search bar. And don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at Parkas network. We'll see you next time. 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2019 Mini Review Denny Hamlin

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 10 months ago

2019 Mini Review Denny Hamlin

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is on our look at the top fourteen Nascar Cup series drivers of the two thousand nineteen racing season continues and coming in at number four as Denny Hamlin one who had a career season. Let's be honest notching. An impressive six wins at the Daytona. Five hundred Texas Pocono Bristol. Kansas and Phoenix CENEX improve I thought the second. Half of the season We became League team that's battled for race wins every single week and so that was a great accomplishment. you know winning when we had to Phoenix just a lot of things were really going. Well and I'm I'm looking forward to knowing that everything is going to be kind of the same next year Since you know the rules and things like that since everything development wise on hold For the new car I'm pretty confident that you're between myself and my crew chief. We're going to be pretty strong Next year for sure you also put up incredible numbers besides those wins with nineteen top fives and twenty top tens along with three poles but a giant piece of tape at at homestead Miami speedway in the season finale causes number eleven to overheat dooming his championship chances. And that's our look at the number. Four driver of the twenty nine thousand nine Nascar Season Season Denny Hamlin up next number three on the final lap Mike us at facebook dot com slash the final lap like us.

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Ep. 207: Denny Hamlin, defending Daytona 500 winner

NASCAR on NBC

40:27 min | 9 months ago

Ep. 207: Denny Hamlin, defending Daytona 500 winner

"Welcome to sued gas. Grenade podcast on your host Ryan today here at the Charlotte Convention Center where we are Winding Down Nascar Media Days and and I've been joined by the defending Daytona five hundred winner Denny Hamlin Denny. Thanks for being here. Does it feel like when you have to do. A full day of the season is upon. Yeah yeah this is This is back to work by fire. Full Day do you like a day. Like this where you're being shuttled from one station. I like it getting knocked out. Yes collide prefer long days that that knock it all out versus little drips here and there. Well I hope that you've had somewhat relaxing restful offseason I know that you you just came from a pro-am in Florida that if you're like you had a lot of good times at the diamond resorts yep term. Tell me a little bit yeah. It was You know it's something I do every year This year was kind of question. I was a late Confirm Just simply because of my shoulder surgery I just. I don't think they really want to swing an driver too much but I tried it out. Played a few holes seemed fine. Everything was good in So I went down there and play played golfing months before you're actually went in there and played for Co in competition so pretty happy with the way it went Improved on last year so keep trying to get better so that was the first test of your surgery. Yeah surge going four days in a row walking four days in a row now. I mean I was beat the Monday I mean I. I couldn't hardly move. I was so beat but the shoulder held up. Yeah it was good it hurt you know it was pretty sore for a couple of days but it's subsided and we're getting it Stronger everyday so who did you see this term. Because I I'm looking at the lists and you've got John smolts. I see gotta talk all those guys really I mean I got to play with The eventual winner Gabby Lopez. We played together on Thursday. This Day And so we're playing essentially alongside the LPGA players so instead of them playing with each other in groups like they would in the PGA they're playing along with two celebrities so celebrities a very loose term when you include me by the way so it's just so it got to play with her and she was amazing. I mean she just played lights out and she ended up winning it in like six or seven overtime playoff. It was cool to do that. I got to play with the Larry Fitzgerald on the last day Too Old veteran number Levin's that have been around a while so that was awesome. Got To play Cole. Swindell one day in the kind of the first day they kind of put you with people you know in the same industry so of course. I'm with Michael and the I don't like to watch him Hackett around so after the first day. He's where he is in the standings. I'm where I am so I get grouped with people more comparable to how I when you say Michael. You're talking about Waltrip Waltrip. Yeah Yeah Not Jordan Yeah He. He was fortune in. He did not run dead last because we had a withdrawal after day. Three Nice Nice. Well I don't want to discount your status too much because I think you do have some measure or fame you're a two time Daytona five hundred winner. That's actually why I have you here today. This is an aspirin. NBC podcast tradition. That we always have defending Daytona five hundred winner on the first episode of our season. So I was looking back at last year's raised any and I guess I'd forgotten like how much it really came down to you and Kyle and those last few restarts with with about ten to go. Have you watched it since then and can you kind of take us through like everything that transpired those last ten laps because there was a lot of sort of give and take between you and your team mate. Yeah and we were trying to figure out you know what was best for us especially inside the last ten laps. We're trying to figure out. Where do we want to be in in? It's so circumstantial to the people that are behind. You and who's WHO's GonNa stay in line and WHO's not I mean essentially on these speedway's it all comes down to the race winner comes from whoever's got the group behind him lined up up in a orderly fashion Typically that is the lane lane that goes and I just. I'd been in the situation so many times in the last eight years. We have six six top fives and I've been on the front row. I don't know it had to be at least five or six times in the last restart only one two of them but like I've learned that like like man I screwed up. I'm not doing this net. I mean the one that really bugs me it is the two thousand eighteen I think. That was Austin Dillon. Yep I mean I have control of the last restart you know. There's hardly anyone left again and and I chose the wrong line just made the wrong choice and now ended up. You're not winning so inside or outside. I chose inside inside. I chose more based off of the people behind me right races. Just going with my instinct. You're trying to figure out if you had a teammate would push. Yeah in. There wasn't any. There wasn't any teammates. I think there was done on May have been the only royal left at the time in two thousand eighteen eighteen but I looked and there were quite a few fords. That we're going to be lined up on the inside and then it was like Austin Dillon and bubble Wallis and somebody body else on the top line and like there's no way those guys stay in line so I'm going down here and I it just the way it all shuffled. It didn't work and it was bad I mean I can just I've been positioned to win so many Daytona five hundred's over the last eight years that like I'm more think about. How can I learn from the mistakes and the choices that I've made that kept me from having four or five of these things and did you in kyle sort of have a deal you know? I really didn't know that we had a deal. I mean I I didn't I didn't know we had a deal. I mean we talked about it on the radio They asked. Hey Cal said do you WanNa do the restart thing or the team thing or something like that and I said yes sure you know because with at least guaranteed me being in the top two and then all of a sudden at the end he says cow thinks it's best if we kind of race it out from here and says okay and then he pulled down at the bottom and I said okay okay. I'm up in the now. I know you know Kinda worked out but I cleared him down the backstretch. Another caution comes out and then I've got income now. I'm in control of my choices instead of letting him being in control of my choices and and just I thought about the year before where I I just I had screwed up and did the wrong one and I just said you can put duct tape over. That Ruben Mir a do not care who's lining up what line whatever. I'm doing the opposite of last last year. Taking the outside and and so it just worked out so kyle kind of handed it back to you and did what you had done in eighteen or whatever and yes that chance. Yep Yep you ended up having six wins last year which was actually one more than Kyle is just that he won the right one at the end yeah. He was very averaged through the summer and fall and playoffs than just yet. So many playoff points From the regular season deal He was just very consistent very very consistent through the regular season I think he started off. Pretty hot got to Built up a point lead in him. Joey were kind of going back and forth with the regular season title. That you know he had a much easier road to the final four. He didn't have to win. You know we didn't necessarily need to win either until I wrecked it Texas but yeah it was just like I mean. I think we've seen everything like he was. He's the underdog in in the whole of all four of us and Is Crazy that seems it just. They were going off of how they had performed over the last fifteen sixteen races and just things worked out. Martin really stubbed his toe and we stubbed our toe and Harvard. Just wasn't really nearly as good is what we thought so. I just thought that we gave it our best shot and I did the best that I could and I just had to live with the outcome. I mean My crew chief was really going forward. There was no guarantees one way or another another whether the tape either costs us the championship. Or didn't I think it's inconclusive. Because when we go back out there of course faster than the field so it's yet not to be seen but I I guarantee you like I had another little bit less than the tank like that. Track is a very fickle. One on what line you're on in. How close you want to get to the wall and how far you WANNA push it similar to Darlington and I never at Darlington? I never push I never give it all that I know it can take until until the very end either because I don't people see my line or I don't want to risk taking myself out of the race early and I just got to where I was like. You know a second half Kyle. How and I'm like I'm about to turn it up? And we went to pit road for that final pit stop. He said you know if you got anything left now's the time it's like okay. Komo Pierre Odom pissing water. I'm like what what's something's wrong in. And he says he's going to have to bring it back so that so they just. We swung and missed on that one. So you had a little bit left even without the tape. Then I had. I had some left I had not gone to my bag tricks at homestead yet of Of things that I do to get a little more speed out of the car. It's a little more risky but it's things I can do to get more more speed out. Did you know you. They were going to put the tape on. I did not know I didn't know anything about it. You and we hadn't talked about it. We hadn't it wasn't part of A. Hey you know just in case thing But you know he had A. He had a plan. He had a reason we just didn't get it quite in the right by. Sounds like your past it. It's not something. Yeah I this whole off season I I thought of it at all all too I mean I think I thought of it for maybe during championship week but I mean I can't honestly remember me sitting here and and thinking air double thinking or anything. It was interesting I might have told you during that that gay part actually Texans like do not WanNa know any. Do you any questions of why I did what I did WANNA talk. I'm like no I didn't matter to me. I can't do anything about it now so I just I was content with the outcome. I it was is looking like for the first half of that race. We were GONNA run dead last of all four guys. We're running six that best and then all of a sudden it went nighttime and we took off and so you know he had a plan plan to make our car best when it really counted and it was definitely at its best at the end of the race but unfortunately it was to unlock ourselves versus the race win. That you didn't even need to know. Is that a testament to the faith and trust that you in Kris K. part-built nature or is it also a little bit how much you've matured over. Fourteen fourteen seasons. Yeah in the Cup series a little bit of both. It's a little bit of both for sure. It's been proven with him. I mean he's he's earned his. He's earned his keep. He's earned my trust. He's made some great calls This this past year that maybe one or two racer too and very few calls that have cost us any spots or you know you can could argue that the championship. But I mean he still staying aggressive to the last second and that makes a difference and so he's earned my trust and and I kinda let him have the reins and we've been very quarterback head coach combination. He makes the place he calls plays and if he wants me to go and practice in run two laps sixty miles an hour up against the wall. Then I just go do it. I'll ask why I'm just okay. He's there's some reason that you've got me doing this. Tibbs job to give me the play and meter running. I can tell that relationship allowed you to put all that behind you because it did seem like you had to get off season. You didn't Dawdle. I see that you've decided to delve into the I recent world that you've started team there along with William Byron Kyle Larson teams and you started through the jump man brand does Michael Jordan have some. Yeah Yeah it all started with Iraq. I racing obviously approaching me on wanting to expand the teams and whatnot from last year and I have had a history in. I racing similar to William Byron. He's Kinda known as being the Irish Guy. Kinda transferred hits talents into real life But really I mean be a huge benefit. I thought for me to go from the virtual world to realistic when I was going to these tracks for the first time in my rookie season so I use the tool quite a bit. I got off of it for quite a while because my back just couldn't sit for extended period of time But it's just something I'm recently gotten didn't back into again But it was very easy for me to WANNA be a part of it. I watched quite a few races online and I knew with with them expanding now having more races on NBC. The excitement of watching them themselves. I wanted to be a part of it and what I wanted to do was go after the best guys and I got a couple of the good ones and his. MJ have some involvement. Yes so I I came to him thinking that you know if you if you got cars with no sponsors and you can put anything on them you want right in their essential year cars would would you want to go after and I always thought it'd be really cool to have a jump man car and so contacted them and said Hey. Is this something you'd be interested. Then he said Yeah Man. Just let me know I said well you know we can come up with any design or whatever he says. I've designed when the three days like this is right during Christmas time and literally a day later. He's semi all kinds of these renderings that he had his people go out and do so. So racing cars can Michael Jordan had six involvement in. How yeah it Obama? He'll have there'll be twenty three jumping in car while that is cool and I saw you also took a lot of the I.. Racing drivers to lunch when they were in Charlotte for media days. I'm sure you saw this on social media a ton of blowback about like. Why are they promoting putting these guys out there drivers Denny Hamlin opinion on how I racing using drivers should be treated relative to Real World Cup? Guys Yeah I mean. They all have their talents. I mean you know I. I think that was very good at I racing back in the day I mean I sat on the pole and won some really big prestigious races. Now back there been then there were like five thousand people that raced online and now there's over a hundred thousand. They do I racing. But you gotTA conform or die. I mean I it. You know talking to some of them and I've had a relationship where I really just talked through social media. Ah Direct message through twitter. Whatnot Ray Al.? Falah Logan Clampitt race with those guys a little bit and we just you know they would ask me a question about a race of real race in the and I talked to him and they were always grateful that I would always message back. Well I saw that you know they were all just kind of hanging out for for media days and they were one one of the guys apartments or something that live here locally and like. Hey y'all just come by the House and he said Okay we'll be there and they see no there's like fifteen of them showing up at the house and we're going to lunch launch and we went downstairs shot basketball bowl and stuff like that and You know they they are good at what they do. I mean they are honestly really good at what they do and hearing their stories about they said we actually never watched nascar racing until we went and got on. I racing and now we watch watch NASCAR races every weekend so it is growing our sport. There is no question about it that it is growing our sport because where our sport has always had a challenge. Is that unlike other sports where you can go out in your back. Yard and simulate game. Winning shot that Kobe. Yeah or Michael Jordan or a golf shot doc. You know you gotta hit a flop shot on the like you can go out. In the real world and simulate that in recent you can't do it. That's what's so hard for people to relate to our sport because they can't simulate it they don't they're not able to experience it in real life in. I racing now gives them that platform to do it. Well certainly if you can get Michael Jordan involved intimately involved in the design of car that certainly speaks to its reach. You have that special relationship with Michael Jordan. He was at homestead Miami. speedway again watching you for the championship. This past November. Obviously he had a very special relationship with Kobe. Bryant were sitting here three days after the horrible tragedy that took him from us in that helicopter crash with his daughter and Hashtag girl. Dad is become a thing and I saw that you tweeted that as well here. LET'S IS I. I knew you were sports. Fan I mean how did you find out the news. And how did it affect you. I you know I like like most people. You know the probably the way you shouldn't but Yeah I logged on social media. Literally I think it was like fifty seconds after teams Lia posted it and of course the link is broken because because either people were all clicking on it or they were told to take it down and immediately. I messaged my friends. I'm like I sent him a link and I was like it. Just can't be true in the M literally. Were waiting for like fifteen minutes in no other news outlets saying anything right because it's just so fresh and like until I saw it on the local news in California. That's when it was like okay. This is real so yeah I was just sitting at home. I don't you know what I was doing that particular day I was just kind of I was just hanging out with the kids as far as I remember and Yeah it was just you know my first thought was. Was You know when they list when they said five. I'm thinking oh no. It's the whole family has four don right and and so you know it was. It is terrible that involved you know him and his in his daughter and whatnot and because you think about it from the family's standpoint His wife and his kids. I mean Gosh I mean it's tough enough losing your husband but what about your kid to or your sister. You just lost a sister and your dad like you know this is a. I can't remember a death that united so many people over these last forty eight hours. No question about that and especially from the fact that Kobe Bryant has four daughters. You are the father of two dogs. What is Hashtag girl dead? What does that mean to somebody who has daughters? Yeah I mean it's just a different you know I think that came from the Newscasters Center yes she. She said her story and I watched it and I was like I could totally see Kobe. Doing and I never met Kobe. But you've seen enough interviews and yet heard him. You know talk to people enough to where in I agree with them. Like I'm a girl. Dad Right I I. I love my daughters. They're the ones that are going to take care of. Your sons are going to be a dad but but you see you know women when they grew up like always have that special bond with their dad and so I I have it with my kids for sure and it certainly is. It's special let's have girls in and even though admittedly I wanNA boys Every time I am so happy with the girls that I have and they've they've just been such great kids tailor your oldest two. I believe turns what set turned seven last week. Seven last week. Okay and she was a lot more visible the racetrack. Last year of Falling Denny's instagram social. You could see Taylor TV. I know she was a hit on championship for Media Day in South Beach. We saw a lot of over last year. Yeah she's so funny and I mean so full of energy. She's not shy about anything. Which makes it always fun for? Kids that age at are not shy. They didn't they have a show about kids. Say The darndest things or something so she she does. I mean she She likes to have the attention on her. You know I was actually actually at her birthday dinner one night with my brothers and sisters and my parents and and she's running around. She's so excited and I'm just like wow. This is impossible. Oh I had this much energy and my brothers sisters like what are you talking about you or your. She takes after worse than her. Because Molly is such the opposite totally totally low key totally independent but yes she she just she has so much energy and I look back at videos of me and yeah I was the same way it just something clicked where I just became more reserved more quiet and whatnot. So so molly. Your youngest kind of resembles the leader version. I think she does. She does for sure. Okay well the Taylor takes after you from that That outgoing perspective and that talk of perspective. I thought it was interesting. That Jeff collected did this all interview team from the Cup series for the athletic. And he put you on the all interview team and compared you to Jeff Burton. He said that you know. Here's another Virginian. Who Twenty Years Slater is somebody that all of the media reporters go to for big pitcher perspectives and questions? I agree with that. I think you're always great on that in terms of giving us the big picture. Yeah does that mean anything to you your just yet I mean it's I think it's a compliment. It's definitely more compliment than anything I know. Jeff Burton Because I was in the sport when he was kind of winding down his time in the sport but he was he was at the forefront of safety he was at the forefront of rules changes things like that he was always had the ear ear of the competitors in one and Nascar and the other and whether I put myself in those situations I I think I put myself in situations for five six years ago maybe ten years ago where you know organized drivers council and Whatnot and got that going and it all started with us wanting to see a change change in competition We wanted to put more drivers hands and I said well what's a better way than let's get a group of assaulted down the RND center organizer meeting with the Big Isan. See if they'll listen and they did and I remember everyone getting out of the car and I'm handing them literally cue cards like guys. Let's stay on track here. We're here late talking point if we if we if the single sideways in this person all the sudden comes up with a different idea they're going to deem it not credible. Let's plus all just say we all agree that these are the things that we feel like would make racing better and we came in there unified and it worked and and we we got what we wanted for a year or two and then you know things change but but now we're for on the short-track sitting back there so it's it's a circle and it's constantly absolutely you know what's the best for the sport was the best for the fans versus what's best for the teams was best for Nascar and they don't always on a so. There's no more driver council but is part of the legacy the fact that NASCAR did admit. Hey we screwed up on the short tracks last year and we got to change things for twenty twenty. Let's talk to you guys in the teams that figure out how to make it right for this year and and Change Our downforce rules so we can have better racing at Martinsville Yeah. I don't think it's was any surprise to anybody that knew anything about aerodynamics or driving a racecar that it's not about downforce levels and we keep saying low downforce or high downforce. It's about the wake it's ultimately determined passing is determined by the week. If you you WANNA draft you need to have the biggest spoiler you can put on the car that will create the biggest week in will create suck up for the second car for him to slingshot pass but the problem is on short attracts. We don't use drafting you. Don't go fast enough in the straightaways aren't long enough for you. To use the wake to close in all it does is then takes air off the back car are and takes away grip from him so you have to create the most narrow smallest wake on the short tracks and if you want drafting you've got to create the biggest week that that you can on the bigger tracks and that's all boils down to everything else does not matter downforce levels side for. Forget all that it's about wake it's not about downforce levels and I think they understand that and we've also seen you had A. I had a real legit. You know come to Jesus meeting with Goodyear and said you know what has changed. You know you're saying saying that. The tire is a soft or softer than it has ever been. The fall off is less than it has ever been. Something doesn't add up because there's more downforce that should we're we're out tire when he started going into what has changed. And they ultimately the competitor's fault because they put good here in the in the box keep letting air out of the tires of the tired end up blowing so they keep building more reliable more reliable stronger more durable. Well that created. What they say is is a saturation aspiration number so in order to actually get the grip out of the car you have to saturate it with a certain amount of load which only the leader has? Because he's the only one with down for so so you have to lower that saturation number the tire to allow the grip to be to happen. Even if there is a week so there's a lot of things to get worked on and I think they're all getting being worked on right now and I gotta give a ton of credit to Steve O'Donnell and really the whole team. The whole team has done a really good job of of opening in their ears and and really trying to get The best racing possible on all types attracts. so you anticipate there will be success on this front and the tires won't last for three thousand lapse lapse of time anymore and. I don't think that'll be quick change. I think that's GonNa take some time. Because they're going to have to go back to some of these tracks and hopefully they can do this with the new Tyre on the twenty only twenty one car but really have to get back to a lower saturation number that way When you do lose downforce the tire still saturated which gives it grip you have to have have set to get grip and the problem is the number just got so sky high because they were so strong adorable that only the leader was the one getting saturated? So hopefully we'll see a few more changes though in two thousand twenty. I think without a doubt what we'll see more this year than what probably we ever have when you look back at the Drivers Council though Denny is there any sort of regret remorse that it has has gone away. And I'm thinking like a season like this. There are so many big name free agents. I mean yeah. I had every driver signature on a document forming in this whole thing except for one and he was. He was on his way right. I yeah just for archives purposes I still have all these drivers signatures assures on this on this document that officially made us an association really It was interesting I think NASCAR synced it and and they had gotta sit down meeting with myself In Jeff Gordon at the time and So it all started you know with me Kinda You're really trying to get the people together. You know had handful than Ek started to expand into other people wanted to have influence and then I started going after the top named guys the veteran in Gaza at the time I wasn't a veteran guy up you know was a veteran but I was seven years in eight years and not be fourteen fifteen and I got them all bought in on it. And and Jeff Gordon came in and I think that you know. Obviously he was coming close to the end of his career and so he wanted to be a part of it and and I remember Brian France sitting down and kind of giving us the whole long. Be Very careful of antitrust. Here there's contracts and you you know this could get very legal and Blah Blah Blah and essentially. We don't really WANNA drivers union. He'd say they did not want to Drivers Union for sure and I still hoping they want to but I thought about it quite a bit and I and I realize it you know what I really needed to focus on was like on-track. This was going to take time time to really do it right. I mean we're going to have to hire staff. We're all going to have to split a lot of attorney's fees For this whole thing and I think it's just lost some steam and and really Nascar then came out with that driver council thing That that went on for a few years. It just Kinda has morphed into what it is now which is kind of like it is in the old days where we just were not afraid to exchange some textile instead of walking in the hall. Or you're you're just texting saying hey you know you really should think about changing this or that and but they sit down with us at least twice a year get our feedback. They do it differently than they. He did fifteen years ago. And and it's all for the better and that is great from a competition restrictive especially not just for you guys but fans benefit as well when you look though like the driver free agent landscape. This year could be very very volatile. There could be a lot of guys changing teams and it seems like everybody is taking less. Because that's the current reset of Nascar in general would a union of made any sort of difference in that and protecting you guys or do you think like it was just headed in this direction. Now I mean I think that I still think personally. That drivers should have an official voice. I mean now we have a voice. Don't don't get me wrong. I think NASCAR definitely listens to us but you have the RTA and they have a seat at the table. When it comes to rules they have a vote and I I think that matters and I think that the drivers should have that as well Now how you organize it does it. I don't know but I definitely think it's important especially with they'll be in the next few years tracks will have their agreements Redone the TV will have s agreements. Redone the drivers need to be protected. Affected I mean they really really do because you know it's it's really Kinda it's tough because they don't they don't create the market is as much as they used to I still think if you want to budget your race team and and get a budget driver. You're going to have budget results and in one thing that that Joe Gibbs racing is done is always went out and hired the best drivers and they did whatever it takes to get the best drivers and they could specify results because because you think yourself and others be watching what happens this year. Kyle Larson's a free agent Brad Keselowski Ryan Blaney Jimmy Johnson. Obviously he's retiring in opening up the Eric Jones. This is GONNA be in a contract year. This is a pivotal year for you guys to Kinda Watch that I do. I think there'll be I think. Twenty twenty one will will be the most different. The sport has looked as a whole in a long time. Certainly I think that there's going to be motivated drivers out there In contract years for sure you know as a driver you find a way when you know that they're all of a sudden the team owner comes over there and they they put your staff down for the last five years or ten years and and they always always they always give you the sample size that makes you look the worst you know because they wanna pay the least that they can get away with but But if you've got a good team around you like guys got you know you you find a way to to make positive but you It's it's definitely. It's just definitely one of those sports where the drivers and when they know that their performance is getting looked at they find a way to step up. BRECCA's laskey recently said something interesting and again. He's going to be a contractor about the rules package last year. I just didn't affect you obviously as much because you had a good year. Six wins but he struggled toward the end and he said that it was difficult for veterans. Because the precise way that you have to hit every relax with low horsepower. High downforce package. You could look like Kazlauskas Puerto I think. He said like he would come in and like the team might say. What were you drunk when you're out there like you were hitting great laps and you had to really bad ones? And he said it just. It became a lot harder. I guess to to be at optimum peak performance under this rules package. Did you notice saddle last year veterans. Talk about that were you You would think if things become more common than there should be more winners right. There was probably less. They were all such narrow came from the same say gibbs domino in and it's you know whether it be because of the drivers of the team or whatever it may be the best still will perform the best. There was no surprises in the final four. I don't think there's any surprises in the final eight to be honest with you so the drivers still have big influences influences it ever in in my opinion that the more common things become you start making everything common will. What's the only thing that's GonNa separate you? That's the driver that makes the more valuable than ever interesting to more Fredonia Rodney Estes crew chief for you in the late model days You want a lot of races. He just died recently very sad because he was so instrumental in your career and I was looking back An interview. I did with him for the Richmond Times dispatch and he was saying that you and he sort of learned how to build shocks together and I was wondering during like if you had any memories on that because I was looking back at this interview I did with him. He was telling me how you went to like a shock to that was how you got so good having a car because we understood tale hearts. Yeah we went to We went to a Bill Stein shock school together because eventually so when I came in late model series and bought his old equipment. He said that. Hey I'm just going to hang around for a couple of weeks show you the ropes show you what parts go where you know how to set up the car and Y'all can take it from there and he kinda kept kept coming and kept checking in on us and then finally he. He would go straight from his job at G. E. to working on a race cars every single day and finally i. I've got A. I've got to get off the road like a whole point me selling all this stuff is I wanted. I didn't WanNa do this as much and now doing it more. And so he's like we should go to the DOC school. It'll show you how to build shocks and like I'll Kinda chaperone new through all that and we went together and I learned quite a bit and ever since then you know when we came back act from that we were just we were better and we learned and we started working on shocks more and more and it was really before cars were worried about sealing them down to the ground stuff like that that so we just had a lot of success. We worked well together. We played well together. I mean the guy just worked as hard out you know in. When I went to his funeral the other day and hearing the people talk he always was working for someone else like when he when I left the sport and when I left late models he lashed onto some other kid at at the racetrack and started helping him and so he just I think he loved racing and he it was just part of them and he could not not let it go even even if he wasn't participating so he's just a great guy and it was a very unfortunate and unexpected death for him and his family but fortunate for me you know I got to talk to him? the day before. Oh really well yeah and you know we we knew is in bad shape and and he was having trouble breathing and I talked to him and they they said you know he'll be able to hear you but he can't talk to you you know because he's got a breathing tube in or breathing machine on our. I talked to her said. Hey Ron and this is danny and immediate it live. His brother grabbed the phone and says hang on hang on. He's calling the nurses telling nurse he wants to get the nurse to get his mask off so he can talk to you. How and so we talked for about ten minutes? Not just thanked him for everything he did for me and you know how wouldn't be possible without him and all his sacrifices and to keep fighting and do everything he can and I was great. I got the least talked to him for that ten minutes and the next day he passed away Well how great that you got to get that closure and and not just because of the closure but also because he was so instrumental like Yikes so many other unsung heroes in that late model or winning at Southampton and sire took a picture of they had you know the plaques we used to give Rodney a plaque like every year thanking him correspond parents. At least we could do right. The guy it works his tail often incomes work at works in our garage for eight hours after working at G for ten hours ars but because he worked in the trailer shop yeah he would just come. That's where we had a race cars and I was looking at the I was looking at the plaque. Saying you know thank you for a great two thousand three season Zain thirty five races thirty two polls twenty five wins in thirty two top five or something. It was just incredible. I'm like those those years do not exist anymore like even in today's world the guy's like Bubba Pollard that just dominate. You know that. Kill it in the late model or you don't have seasons. Were you win. Twenty five hundred. It just not possible and so you know that success goes back to him and his experience and never leaving us. Yeah that's great. All that success happened at Southampton in southern National Two well-known short treks Virginia and the Carolinas. They're in an that. Got You that test Hickory with Joe Gibbs racing thing that Gotcha Joe Gibbs racing. Now you're entering your fifteen season. The Cup series fifteenth season with Fedex. Fifteen season a number eleven car lot of continuity there and and you'll have the continuity now with Chris gave heart for the second straight year and we talked about this where we got started positive. Regression is podcast that you and I both listened to and they talked about how thirty nine nine years old is the optimum year generally statistically for a cup driver so you turn thirty nine November. All of those things coming together I'd headlines from here positive regression or not I. It's all positive. Sounds like to me but I I agree I mean whether it be the timing of career the experience or whatever like things are lining up really really good for us in two thousand twenty there's been no development on Chelsea's no new parts do nothing. Nothing's everything is the same. The only thing question mark I have is the whole Chevy body change for one year. They got to change their nose and tail. And Kinda Kinda specifically. Put it for this package. which is going to be very beneficial for them? But I think that working with chief now for the second year is going to be huge age. We really started to step up dramatically in the second half of last year only because it was going back to you know the I think the first four tracks in which which we went back to for a second time it was like win. Second Win Win and it was like. Yeah he knows he. He's hearing what I'm saying. And he's making adjustments. And so. I'm I'm really excited about it. You Know I. I think we've got a great relationship and I'm confident that the next person's getting fired on the eleven is going to be me and not the crew chief so this is is definitely my last crew chief. Doubt you said that about wheels. This one is for sure. That's where I'm sure. Okay all right as always a pleasure sitting down to talk with you Danny. Thanks for making can so much time and thanks for being a listener of the podcast too. I Yeah Yeah I do I listen to you guys and you and you have Stephen Those guys on Jeff. The these guys are that we we listen to. They've been part of the sport very recently and have great insight. That's why I love. Listen you guys. You're you're very insightful. And I even learned a few things. Good luck this season. Thanks for being here. Thank you are thanks again to Denny Hamlin. We've had on each of the last four years. Now on the NASCAR NBC podcast and Denny always good conversation I think. Jeff Clarke Doc. Has It right. That denny belongs on the all interview team in Nascar. He always gives you an honest answer and often. You'll learn something like I did from his insights on the short-track rules package and tire wear. That was good analysis. We heard in this episode from Denny. By the way you heard me mention the positive regression. podcast I've been told the denny also will be a guest soon on that podcast with hosts David Smith and Alan Cavanna very appropriate because as we mentioned denny just turned thirty nine a couple of months ago. And if you're a positive regression listener like me. You know how important that year can be to a driver's career so stay tuned and give that a listen. Thanks as well to Sherry Spe- wack who handles meteorological for Fedex and the number eleven team Sherry always great to work with she spearheaded. The well received seved episode. We did last year when we traveled with any Hamlin to Memphis Tennessee and Fedex headquarters for a better understanding of what makes their NASCAR sponsorship work. So thanks again to Sherry for all the help in coordinating some great interview opportunities like this one. 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Denny McLain Pt. 2

Sports Criminals

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Denny McLain Pt. 2

"On July Fourteenth Nineteen eighty-five forty-one-year-old Denny maclaine stepped onto the baseball diamond for the first time in over a decade. The crowd roared. Mclean took the mound. His arm was already hurting as it did all week. During practice the clean wasn't sure he could even handle throwing a single pitch after all. It had been so long since he played in a major league baseball game. But this wasn't Major League Baseball. It wasn't minor league baseball or even independently baseball. This was a game held on a backfield of the United States penitentiary in Atlanta Georgia. Mclean was no longer number. Seventeen for the Detroit Tigers. Ace pitcher and thirty game winner now. He was inmate number zero. Four zero zero zero zero one eight a criminal convicted of racketeering conspiracy and extortion and although baseball offered a comforting reprieve from the bleak realities of his incarceration. Mclean could never escape the things he had done to put himself into this position or the people he had hurt in the process. Welcome to sports criminals. Par cast original every week. We dive into the dark side of sports history and look athletes who not only broke the law but broke the rules and covenants of their sport will also uncover how their actions impacted the history of the sport they played. I'm Tim Johnson. And I'm Carter Roy. You can find episodes of sports criminals and all other park has originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream. Sports criminals for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type. Sports criminals in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do we love. Let us know our doing reach out on facebook and instagram at podcast and twitter. At podcast network. This is our second of two episodes on Denny maclaine the MVP winning pitcher for the Detroit Tigers last week we explored how McLean came a litany of injuries to become one of the most celebrated pitchers in baseball. This week will cover how his career fell apart and how a cascade of bad decisions lead to his eventual incarceration in federal prison in late nineteen sixty eight twenty four year old denny. Maclaine was on top of the world on the back of a historic thirty one win season and a world series. Victory Mcclain had been awarded the CY young and Mvp Awards. He was arguably the most successful baseball player on the planet but when spring training began in nineteen sixty nine. Things took a turn for the worse. I in an attempt to counterbalance dominant pitchers McLean had become major league. Baseball announced that they were lowering the pitcher's mound by five inches. This change affected. Mclean significantly with a lower mound. He lost his velocity on his fastball. The best pitch in his arsenal before even through a ball in spring training. He knew his nineteen sixty. Nine season was in trouble but that was minor compared to the ever-present pain in his arm. He couldn't even hold a baseball without feeling discomfort in his shoulder. He needed multiple cortisone shots just to get through the season but none of that mattered to the Tigers Management. They expected McLean the pitch every fourth day anti did through the first three months of the nineteen sixty nine season. Mclean had at least one cortisone shot every month. However despite the challenges he managed to pitch nearly as well as he had the year before. Mclean was so good. He was named the starter of the American League. All Star Team. However the cortisone injections lost their effectiveness as the season wore on. But it did little to slow McLean down. He won twenty four games in nineteen sixty nine and tied for the CY. Young Award McLean was expected to be one of the best pitchers in baseball. Going into nineteen. Seventy that is if he was allowed to play in February nineteen seventy McLean received a startling call from his agent. Apparently sports illustrated was preparing a potentially damaging story about McLean's past gambling business. It alleged that during the nineteen sixty. Seven season McLean had run a bookie operation. That became entangled with the Detroit mob. According to the story Mcclain ran into trouble when he refused to pay out on a forty. Six thousand dollar bet as punishment. A mob enforcer stopped on Maclean's foot causing the mysterious foot injury that contributed to his poor performance in that season's critical final game before the article ran. Mlb Commissioner Buoy. Kyun someone McLean to get his side of the story behind closed doors on February thirteenth. Nineteen seventy McLean admitted to helping. Start the gambling business but claim that any allegations of mob connections were entirely fictitious. Most importantly McLean emphasized that he had never bet on baseball an act that could get him permanently banned from the sport. But that WASN'T ENOUGH FOR COMMISSIONER. Kyun six days after their meeting the article was published and Denny. Maclaine was suspended for the first half of the nineteen seventy season. Kyun statement explained that while he believed the article inaccurately connected. Mclean to the mob. The Tigers Ace hard still confessed to involvement in gambling that confession by itself warranted a suspension. Mclean was livid. He had been under the impression that the commissioner wooden suspend him if he told the truth in their private meeting. He felt betrayed both by the commissioner and by the sports illustrated journalists. He thought were his friends. The suspension was made all the worse by Maclean's financial situation. He had trusted his money with a lawyer. Teammate recommended but rather than managing mcclain's money the lawyer stole it and fled as result. Mclean and his family. Were left nearly half a million dollars in debt. Since he had been suspended without pay things. Were looking dire. Thankfully the Tigers rewarded Mcclain for his years of faithful service to them to help him right out the suspension. The Tigers General Manager secretly funneled. Mclean his normal salary. He also hired a high school coach in Florida to keep the star Pitcher in shape while he sat out because of his team support. Twenty-six-year-old McLean was ready to go. Once the suspension was up on July. First nineteen seventy. He took the mound for a game against the Yankees but no amount of practice could match. Game Situation McLean. Gave up five runs in six innings. But he knew that rust wasn't only to blame for his poor performance. Unlike before he hadn't been able to fight through his longtime shoulder injury. The pain had noticeably affected. His wants fearsome fastball velocity and the dip in speed hurt every aspect of Maclean's game upon his return to the lineup. He failed to win any of his first five starts and sported an ugly earned run average of over five ever since he was coming up in the Minor Leagues. Mclean had learned that. As long as he performed well on the field he could do whatever he wanted off of it in the midst of the first mediocre season of his career. He found out that he was no longer afford the same generosity after he pulled a prank by dumping water on a pair of sports writers. The Tigers general manager the same one. Who kept him? Afloat through the suspension decided to suspend Mcclain for thirty days just before the second suspension was up. Commissioner Kuhn decided to suspend McLean a third time for supposedly carrying a gun on the team. Plane McLean denied the accusation but the commissioner didn't budge McLean's nineteen. Seventy season was over after fourteen games in the span of just a few months. Mcclain's life had fallen apart. He felt as though he was being attacked by everyone around him. Fans sportswriters coaches lawyers and even his own team. During the off season it became apparent that Maclean was possibly teetering on the brink of mental collapse concerned about McLean's erratic behavior commissioner. Kyun forced him to undergo three days of psychiatric tests to prove he was mentally fit to play even though he was cleared. The Tigers were no longer willing to put up with Mcclain's issues after he was reinstated. The immediately traded him to the Washington senators in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy one twenty-seven-year-old Denny. Maclaine entered a senators clubhouse. That was already chaotic and dysfunctional. Their manager the legendary outfielder Ted Williams was not nearly as natural coach as he was a hitter not only was Williams verbally abusive and racist but he was also a notorious micromanager mandating. Exactly what pitch McLean should throw in. Every situation. It was a miserable experience by mid season. Mclain became a founding member of a small group of players devoted to getting Williams fired calling themselves the under minors. They defied every order. They could from Williams especially his rules against golfing and gambling. The clubhouse unrest translated to bad play on the field senators were one of the worst teams in the American League in McLean was still struggling with arm. Injuries and ineffectiveness as the law says mounted the Fan. Stop showing up on September twentieth. Mclean lost his twenty. First game of the season in front of a tiny crowd of less than two thousand. The American League noticed in two days later voted to move the franchise to Arlington Texas. The senators were now the Texas Rangers but Denny. Maclaine wouldn't be moving with them. Before the nineteen seventy two season began the twenty eight year old was freed from Ted Williams traded to the Oakland athletics. The as were the opposite of the Senators. The clubhouse was friendly and the team was in. First Place McLean also discovered that the other players loved gambling just as much as he did. He was back with the team he truly wanted to play for. Fortunately the feeling wasn't mutual during spring training. Mcclain's arm and shoulder. Pain was unmanageable required. Cortisone shots before and after every outing and even tried painful shots in his spine to reduce backaches. What little effectiveness he had left was gone. Mclain only pitched five disastrous games for the a's before he was sent down to their triple eight team after a month in the minors the as traded Mcclain to the Atlanta braves where he spent the rest of the season. It seemed like Mcclain's playing days were numbered but when he arrived in Atlanta he was offered a lifeline. One day in the locker room. A teammate offered McLean a paper. Cup containing a couple of houses of liquid. He said it was a new pain. Reliever willing to try anything clain drank. It wasn't a painkiller it was speed. That didn't concern McLean. The speed made his pain go away and made him feel euphoric however didn't help his performance and he stopped taking it soon. After the rest of the seventy two season was a disaster. The braves released him during spring. Training in nineteen seventy three. That has mclane left spring training for the final time. He felt completely dejected. Deep Down He knew that his major league career was over less than five years after his historic nineteen sixty eight season and he had no idea what he was going to do next. When we come back McLean tries to move on from his baseball career. I'm excited to tell you about a fabulous new podcast original called daily quote. This two to three minute. Podcast is hosted by my good friend. Kate Leonard and is meant to inspire you and put you on the path to positively each day. It will share a quote that will motivate uplift and renew your outlook on life. You'll even get the specific context surrounding the quote so you can learn more about its origin and the meaning behind it and right. Now we're going to play you an episode so give it a listen and then follow daily quote free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Good morning everyone. Welcome to daily quote a podcast original. I'm Kate Leonard. Today's quote is from the author Margaret. Atwood in her short story collection moral disorder. She writes all that anxiety and anger. Those dubious good intentions. Those tangled lives that blood. I can tell about it or I can bury it in the end. We'll all become stories. 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Follow on spotify to make it part of your morning routine and let it inform the rest of your day. Daily quote is a podcast original. If you're listening on spotify you can share this quote with your friends on social by tapping the three dots in the top right corner of the episode. Page scrolling down to share and selecting your sharing option of choice. If you're looking for a morning jumpstart midday pick me up or evening inspiration. You can hear a new episode three hundred sixty five days a year followed daily quote free on spotify or wherever you get your podcast now. Back to the story in nineteen seventy-three twenty nine year old. Any Mcclain's baseball career was nearing. Its end less than five years. After his dominant nineteen sixty eight season he could no longer compete at the major league level and was released by his team. Still McLean had a family to support. So he took the one offer he received to keep pitching coincidentally. It came from the same place. His career began the white sox minor league system. He pitched eight games for their AAA team in Iowa and ten games for their AA team in Louisiana but even at this lower level McLean simply couldn't pitch anymore so a week before the season ended. He informed his manager that he was retiring. Denny maclaine was out of baseball for good but without baseball. Mclean didn't know how to provide for his family over the next few years. He tried everything he could to make money. He operated a bar and sold. Tv accessories and invested in restaurants. None of it was enough by July of nineteen seventy seven. The thirty-three-year-old was bankrupt. Having run out of legitimate ways to make money McLean turn to the only thing. He could rely on outside of baseball gambling. He started out by hustling on the golf course over the next few years. Mclean made most of his money off of overconfident players. Who thought they could take down the once? Famed pitcher on the links. Mclean won thousands of dollars a week and finally found some brief stability for his family. However like most things in Maclean's life that stability didn't last long in August of nineteen seventy nine thirty five year old. Mclean traveling when he received a shocking phone call. His eleven year old son had discovered emergency flare in a closet and accidentally set the house on fire thankfully his family managed to get out in time. But the house couldn't be saved. Even though McLean had been doing well on the golf course. He wasn't able to deal with the flood of financial problems that accompanied the disaster in early. Nineteen eighty seeking a fresh start. Mclean moved his family to Saint Petersburg Florida Sunshine. State was perfect. It offered plenty of new golf courses and plenty of new business opportunities. That summer McLean was playing in an amateur golf tournament. When he met a businessman named Berry Nelson Nelson operated a mortgage loan business called First Fidelity and offered McLean a job running one of their office. Even though McLean did know the first thing about the industry the job paid well accepted on the spot but soon discovered why Nelson wasn't concerned about his lack of experience. It turned out that first fidelity wasn't entirely above board. The business was engaged in predatory in illegal lending tactics including accepting under the table bribes in exchange for loans on top of that it was financially backed by the Jewish mafia however McLean wasn't perturbed by the legal activity or the Mafia connections. In fact he founded exciting. He was even more delighted when he discovered that his new colleagues were also invested in Maclean's favorite pastime gambling Seymour share one of the managers of first fidelity and a former mob accountant also ran a bookkeeping operation on the side. He and McLean bonded quickly in McLean joined. Share CIRCLE OF BOOKIES MCLEAN FIRMLY. Believe that his attempt to be a bookie would turn out better than his failed. Foray in nineteen sixty seven he reasoned that these mafia connected guys were more dependable than the shady characters he associated with in Detroit. He was right that the bookkeeping business would run smoothly. Bought running a loan shark. Operation was different story. He was a bad judge of character and held several people. Get LOANS FROM CY. Share only for them to default. Sher didn't take kindly to their lack of funds. If the debtor's didn't pay he had some gangsters from New Jersey intervene. However if that didn't work McLean was personally on the hook to pay share back for the loan through the next few years. Mclean barely kept his head above water but the worst was yet to come on April. First one thousand nine hundred eighty two. Florida state officials raided the main offices of first fidelity Barry Nelson and other high ranking employees. Were charged with racketeering money laundering and extortion. Mclean avoided arrest but the collapse of first fidelity was major problem. Mcclain's time at the company had left him even deeper in debt exacerbating the issue was the fact that Nelson still owed. Mclean nearly one hundred thousand dollars in commission which he was now. Unable to pay but McLean didn't have time to sit around and wait for the money. He badly needed funds so he contacted another businessman. He met on the golf course together. They leased a private plane which they felt would help. Facilitate new schemes. Both legal and illegal. They were right when word spread. That McLean had access to a plane. More criminal partners came out of the woodwork. His old boss Barry Nelson was one of them Nelson offered to make up for the money he owed by cutting McLean in cocaine deal on. Mclane needed to do was have his business. Partner fly three kilograms of cocaine from Florida to New Jersey where it would be sold to. Nelson's drug-dealing nephew McLean agreed. And his partner flew the plane to New Jersey but the deal went bad. The nephew refused to pay then stole the cocaine for good measure. Mcclain's partner flew back to Florida empty-handed after the cocaine deal failed mcleans sought out other get rich quick schemes through mutual friends. He got in contact with Jim. Pritchett notorious local drug dealer. Pritchett wanted to avoid going to prison for manslaughter and needed someone to smuggle him out of the country. Although the plan came with significant risk McLean was desperate for money in Pritchett was offering a lot of it when the two of them met. Pritchett handed. Mclean a briefcase with three hundred twenty thousand dollars. More than eight hundred fifty thousand dollars. In today's money seventy thousand was forgetting Pritchett his wife and children out of the country. The other two hundred fifty was to bailout purchase brother from prison back in the. Us McLean agree to do it. He was to odd by the money involved and excited by the cloak and dagger thrilled to think about the potential consequences to facilitate the deal. Mclean called another underworld acquaintance Stan. Miot an alleged former CIA officer who owned a tiny private island. In the Bahamas. Maya agreed to let Pritchett hide on his island in exchange for half the three hundred. Twenty thousand dollars. Maya told McLean. They wouldn't bother bailing out purchase brother instead. They'd fly Pritchett to the Bahamas. Then tell him that. The terms of the deal had changed. Mclean was completely on board as planned. The two of them flew Pritchett and his family to the Bahamas. Once they were settled in McLean and miot asked bridget to join them for a walk on the beach. While Mcclain and Pritchard Stroll down the Coast Maya lingered behind them gun in his waistband. Just in case he decided to let McLean. Do the talking McLean was nervous. See also suspected that. Bridget was armed and wasn't even sure how much he could trust. Miot he was stuck between two men with guns and forming a man who has already convicted of manslaughter that they were stealing from him. If he wasn't careful the situation could easily escalate as nicely as he could. Mclean informed Pritchett that they were taking all the money to soften the blow he argued. That PRITCHETT's brother wasn't eligible for bail. Anyway it didn't work purchase shoved McLean Carson Adam for his betrayal. However he also knew that. Mclean and Maya had all the leverage so he reluctantly accepted the new deal. Maclean flew home with one hundred sixty thousand dollars in cash. It still wasn't enough for Denny. Maclaine not enough to support his family or enough to sate his appetite for risk and excitement in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty three McLean contacted a pilot named Earl Hunt. Who was involved in marijuana distribution. They decided to go into business together and discussed possible deals but before they could put any plans into motion. Federal officers arrested hunt when he tried to transport a plane. Full of marijuana out of Alabama Hunt told the police everything about his contacts and drug deals including the ones he had discussed with McLean. Even though the two men hadn't actually done deal together. The connection was enough for the authorities. It put a bow on their case against Mcclain whom they had been investigating ever since the First Fidelity Raid On march twentieth. Nineteen eighty four forty year old denny. Maclaine was officially indicted on five counts of racketeering conspiracy extortion and the importation possession and distribution of cocaine. Those charges carried a maximum sentence of ninety years in prison. He was charged alongside some of his first fidelity colleagues while others like the partner who first suggested using the plane for a drug deal or drug dealer. Earl hunt cooperated with the government instead testifying against Mcclain. The trial began in Tampa Florida. Later that year and lasted six months. Mclean entered the proceedings feeling optimistic. He didn't think the government would be able to prove the allegations against him but as the prosecution presented its case. His optimism faded on March sixteenth. Nineteen eighty five thirteen days before his forty first birthday. Danny Mcclain's stood in front of a U S District Judge to receive his verdict. The jury announced that Maclean was convicted of three of the charges. Racketeering extortion and cocaine. Possession McLean nearly collapsed in shock. Barely steadying himself on the table as the jury foreman finished speaking the convictions guaranteed that he would face years in prison. If not decades McLean could hear his wife and children sobbing in the back of the courtroom. He felt as though his life was over the US. Marshals put McLean in handcuffs and leg chains before leading him out of the courtroom. He tried to reach out to his family but the marshalls quickly pulled them. Apart as he was taken away. Mclean lost all control. He burst into tears in urinated on himself. Mcclain's fall from grace was complete. He was now a convicted felon coming up denny. Maclaine begins his life behind bars. Now back to the story Denny maclaine had been one of the most celebrated athletes in the country winning thirty one games. Mvp and Cy Young Award on his way to a world series victory in nineteen sixty eight less than twenty years later. He was convicted of racketeering. Extortion and cocaine distribution in March nineteen eighty-five forty year old McLean was taken to the seminole county correctional facility where he shared tiny cell with his former CO worker and now co defendant Seymour share. They stayed there for six weeks while they awaited their sentencing. Hearing during the hearing McLean was given time to address the court in his statement he expressed shame for his poor judgment but despite his show of regret he still didn't truly accept responsibility for his actions. The judge wasn't moved. She sentenced McLean two eight year concurrent sentences for the racketeering and extortion charges then at a fifteen year sentence for cocaine distribution he wouldn't even be eligible for parole for eight years. Mclean had been expecting a long sentence. But upon hearing the actual number his composure crumbled and he lost all hope the only silver lining was that he got to see his family privately and say goodbye before being taken away when McLean began his sentence at the United States penitentiary in Atlanta Georgia. It was a massive imposing stone structure that seemingly hadn't been updated or clean since it was built around the turn of the century. He lived in twelve by twenty foot cell contending with cockroaches mice and as best hours not to mention the nine other inmates that shared the cell with him. It made the harsh conditions he endured during his first year in the minors seem like Club Med. Back then he could always take his car and drive back home. That option no longer existed but prisons still had one element of Maclean's former life baseball since his retirement he had let himself go and weighed nearly three hundred pounds but that didn't stop him from reuniting with the game he used to love so much on. July Fourteenth Nineteen Eighty Five Denny. Maclaine returned to the pitcher's mound for the first time since nineteen seventy-three in addition to playing he was also managing a cobbled together. Prison team called the Detroit. Denny's they were facing off against the prisons other team the cardinals the entire prison population including the warden and the guards gathered at the field. To Watch McLean pitch. There was heavy gambling on the game to McLean was even offered a thousand dollars to throw the game which he turned down for once his integrity was worth more than money has. Mclean STARED DOWN. The batter was like he was back in. The world. Series McLean gave up four runs over three innings but he also struck out six batters. The game was tied four. Four when McLean left the mound for the final time and shifted over to shortstop for the rest of the game after McLean. His team had no other good pitchers and the cardinals offense took advantage. They exploded for twenty one runs in the next five innings and ultimately won the game. Twenty five to five. Unfortunately the pain Mcclain's arm returned with a vengeance. After the game he had to end his prison baseball career. After a single outing without the escape of baseball life behind bars became even more miserable after only a few months in prison. Mclean couldn't take the unsafe conditions anymore. He became laser focused on getting transferred. Somewhere more livable. Mclean considered paying off the warden's lawyer who was known to sell transfers when that proved to be too expensive he considered cooperating with an FBI investigation into the warden's money for transfer scheme but decided that was too dangerous. Meanwhile his wife Sharon did everything in her power to get. Mclean freed or move to a better prison. She met with police federal agents and senators to see who could help her. Efforts paid off after nearly year in Atlanta. He was transferred to a much more comfortable prison in Talladega to serve out the rest of his sentence. Meanwhile the wheels of justice slowly turned as Mcclain's appeal crawled. Its Way through the courts. Another calendar year passed before Mcclain's case was heard by the appeals court in January nineteen eighty-seven even after the court date. It took another seven months for the court to render a verdict on August. Seventh McLean received a phone call from his lawyer for once. It was good news. The court had sided with McLean. His entire conviction was overturned a month. Later forty three year old denny maclaine walked out through the prison gates Freeman after nine hundred and two days behind bars upon his release. Mclean tried to keep his nose clean. He spent three months working as a promoter for a local minor league hockey team and played Oregon at a bar in Detroit. He also wrote a book about his life entitled Strikeout which was published in September nineteen eighty eight. The publicity from the book made McLean a hot commodity on the media circuit after a particularly entertaining interview on a Detroit radio station. The station's owner offered McLean the opportunity to guest host and occasional time slot. He was so good that he was quickly given a regular program. That radio show turned into a hit TV talk. Show Co hosted with a local sports reporter. Mclean had successfully come all the way back. From his low point in that rat infested Atlanta prison he had found. Legitimate employment was making more money than he ever had before and was even becoming a popular media personality but as he had learned many times before this type of success didn't last forever in March of Nineteen Ninety. Two Mcclain's twenty six year. Old Daughter Kristin was killed in a car crash. The Maclean family was emotionally crippled by the tragedy. Unable to cope with the loss denny maclaine receded from his wife and children spending as much time as possible working traveling and drinking the radio and TV shows were steady work and good money but they lacked the one thing. Denny maclaine craved excitement from the pressure of a world series game to the adrenaline rush of high. Stakes GAMBLING MCLEAN always sought out risk a year. After his daughter's death he found a new venture in the form of a meat. Production and Distribution Company called farmer. Pete's Pete family were desperate to sell their ownership in the struggling company but hadn't found a buyer willing to take on the burden until they met Denny maclaine buying farmer. Pete's was a huge gamble which was exactly the sort of excitement that McLean had been missing his life since leaving prison. It was also the perfect excuse to spend more time away from home and distance himself from his grief. The first step was to get the company out of debt on top of the money. That farmer Pete's owed to the Bank McLean himself. Had taken out a one point one million dollar loan with a business associate to buy the company in the first place. All told McLean and his business partner needed two point five million dollars to keep the company alive if they didn't pay within ninety days of Maclean's purchase of the company the bank threatened to foreclose they did have one. Arrow in their quiver. A fourteen million dollar employee pension fund according to mclane. His partners accountant suggested that they move the pension fund to another bank. The new bank would then be incentivized to work with them and would give them a new loan of two point. Five million dollars to take care of the previous debt McLean and his partner agreed and the accountant took care of the rest. Soon they had their loan repaid the original bank and got started on saving farmer. Pete's except it wasn't really alone. The money was actually directly and illegally taken out of the pension plan itself using some creative accounting in the spring of nineteen ninety four. The Pizza Employees Union realized what had happened and alerted the federal authorities. Mclean was rattled when he heard that the FBI was investigating him. He knew he had a decision to make actively cooperate with the F. B. I. Until them all. He knew or stay quiet alternately. He'd decided to not cooperate and hope. The investigation ended fruitlessly. It was yet another gamble and yet another loss in May nineteen ninety. Six fifty two year old denny maclaine was indicted on charges of theft conspiracy and money laundering. The government alleged. That MACLEAN NEW. The money was embezzled from the pension fund and was actively involved in the scheme. Mcclain's case was in helped by his refusal to cooperate with the FBI. It was also hurt by the fact that after receiving the two point five million he and his partner didn't put it all back into the business. They went on a spending spree buying a Condo and Puerto Rico a motorcycle Andy Country Club membership on December Fourteenth Nineteen ninety-six. The jury convicted any McLean and his business partner of money laundering conspiracy theft and mail. Fraud McLean had once again. Made the same mistakes that sent him to jail. The first time trusting the wrong people and ignoring illegal behavior fifty-three-year-old Denny. Maclaine was sentenced to eight years in prison in June nineteen ninety seven soon after his wife. Sharon filed for Divorce. Mclean was shattered and heartbroken. Making matters worse neither. Sharon nor there now grown up children chose to visit him in prison. Mclean finally began to grasp the real consequences of his reckless behavior. His life had fallen apart and his family had abandoned him. In April. Two thousand three fifty nine year old. Denny. Maclaine was released from prison. After nearly six years he lived at a halfway house in Detroit and worked at a seven eleven eager to prove that he deserved a second or third chance many were convinced including his ex wife. Sharon who agreed to remarry him but despite his best efforts. Mclean hasn't been entirely free of trouble since leaving prison. He was arrested in two thousand eight and two thousand eleven due to outstanding arrest warrants stemming from small-scale civil cases however both cases were resolved quickly and McLean has mostly kept his nose clean as of two thousand twenty. He's working as a radio host sports analyst in podcast. Her he and Sharon are still married. Winning thirty games is a feat. That will likely never be accomplished again. After Denny maclaine did it in nineteen sixty eight but from a claim that magical season is secondary to the real feed. He finally accomplished decades later getting his life. 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Are You A Sceptic Or A Truth Seeker? #575

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"Are you a skeptic or truth seeker? I was having a chat with my buddy Danny, Lavigne the other day after I was interviewed on his podcast. The mosaic he's also book by the same name the Bose ache and highly suggest you check it out because Denny is a real interesting fellow and what I said to him, a little posting view conversation. I mentioned that, you know, I consider myself by default to be a skeptic. And as a result of that sometimes people see that, as a negative thing whereas, I actually see it as opposed you thing and the interesting thing that he said to me that I don't consider you to be a skeptic. I consider to be a secret of truth. And I think it's a subtle, but important difference the skeptic really questions. Everything in questions, whether that's really true valid or not by definition, that's a skeptic. Whereas the truth seeker actually goes to find out if that's not the truth, then what is the truth? And I like to think that's really what I'm more about. But I think anyone that tends to question the status quo. Like I like to I think there's a risk that we're gonna get labeled with being skeptical, and people think that the skeptic is kind of a negative person. But I think if you are having someone question everything, and you feel that someone's being skeptical you gotta ask yourself. Maybe they're actually just seeking the truth. And if that's the case, it's probably not a bad thing. You know, if we look at the example of the world, being flat someone said, the world is flat. The skeptic said we'll, I don't think it is flat, but the truth, seek and went to find out that actually the world was round. So I do think that there's a subtle difference. And I gotta tell you, Danny. I really appreciate you pointing it out because I've actually kind of felt that I had to defend my skepticism whereas truth seeking need to defend that at all. So what are you are you a truth seeker or are you a skeptic? What do you just accept? What was going on or thanks for tuning in that? Is it for today, and I will be back again tomorrow? So yeah, so. The.

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"The following is a production of the motoracing network. The Voice of NASCAR clean. He'd already per thousand position gotta be there in Canada Day and try to be counted. The motor racing network presents. That's car law. Danny have one is on the prowl. And it's over quickly. I racing invitatinal. So there's the rig got it done. Today was great. Nascar live is brought to you by Xfinity Internet. That's more than just fast. Xfinity PROUD PARTNER OF NASCAR by wheeling on the road in the air and around the world. We Lynn trusted to be seen trusted to be heard and trusted to perform by Hercules tires. Right on our strain and by blue EMU blue E. News family of products support healthy muscles and joints is family owned and made here in America. It works fast. And you won't stink from the motor Racing Network Studios in Concord North Carolina. Here's your host Mike Bagley. Hello everybody welcome to another edition of NASCAR. Live here on the motor racing network Mike Bagley and the skeleton crew here with you as we work our way through this corona virus challenge out there were practising social distancing and. We're so glad you're here with us for this week's NASCAR live in case you missed it over the weekend. There was a virtual race through. I Racing Fox. Sports one had the call. It was the inaugural Pro Invitational Series Denny. Hamlin picked up the checkered flag in a in a door banging finish with Dale earnhardt. Jr. You may have watched it on F s one denny. Hamlin is going to call into the show and chat about that and a whole lot more today. Also coming up a piece of the Mr out loud podcast with woody Cain to catch up with NBC's Parker Clergyman about virtual racing and a lot more. We also have an extended conversation with Kurt Busch. We've got another forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson. And we'll look back on this week in NASCAR history but first to get started nascar today. Middays COW Ricky joins us with what's trending in the world of Nascar Kyle while the racing action has been put on pause the NASCAR over the next few weeks social media buzz surrounding the sport has not in collaboration with Fox. Sports and racing NASCAR staged a virtual online race Sunday. That saw the majority of the Cup series field competed on F S One Denny. Hamlin won the inaugural pro invitationals series race that the virtual homestead Miami speedway beating Dale earnhardt junior to the line on the final lap. Here's how Hamlin reacted post-race on his twitter. That's what it's all about being dealt junior there at the end. We got a ton of experience racing together. We've been doing it for at least fifteen years. Now that we've been doing this but We neither one of us have done. I racing in years and so for us to come back and had the success that we had was really cool. Thank racing thanks Fox. Thanks Fedex for everyone that helps support this and Toyota's well for streaming at. That was exciting few laps. I was yelling and screaming as you probably heard overall really fun event and can't wait to do it again. Hamlin's twitter handle is at Denny Hamlin. If you want see the video Hamlin posted. He and his daughter Taylor were reacting throughout the race with various videos and it was really fun to watch. Hamlin will call in to chat with Mike. Bagley about the big win coming up. Shortly here on this program practice allows you also competed in the event and even hosted a virtual media bullpen following the race on his instagram account. Well that was an interesting NASCAR pro invitational race I A lot of fun lot congrats denny. Any Ham great race for him drove to the Front won. It was pretty cool new tires. I tried to pit for new tyres me on the same strategy and got ranch but that's part of it. Hope you enjoy. We're glad to have a little bit of racing action in the middle of the OSCE. Everything that's going on Wish was on a real race track. I know is you guys do too but This will have to do and we're thinking about all those who are affected and want to be respectful to them so thanks for watching appreciate the series will compete again this weekend at Texas well the virtual Texas be sure to follow all of the appropriate channels to stay up to date with everything. I racing during this downtime. Brad's teammate. Joey Logano has a new blog that he started during the break in the racing. Action if you don't know what a blog is it's a video blog. Lugano has posted three already on his twitter account including the latest with he and his wife. Brittany as they are getting ready for the birth of their second child. Guys Joey. Here's my lovely wife Brittany. Let me tell you something guys. My wife is eight months pregnant almost nine and one thing that is very real nesting that they real thing. I learned that today all quarantine. There's nothing else really do. I forgot about this after your first worries jurors in the honeydew list is now. The honey did list. I'm happy about that to follow along. With all of La Ghana's adventures be sure to follow him on twitter at Joe Lugano and finally speaking of Babies Dale Earnhardt Jr. White Amy Earnhardt or expecting their second child as amy posted a video to her social channels revealing the news with daughter. Isla amazing sister. What have you noticed the girl? He's a sister. Even that sound. Courtesy of Amy's twitter account at Amy Earnhardt. And of course you heard at the end. They're saying she's going to be a sister. Well done there are just some of the items trending in NASCAR nation for more news visit M. R. N. Dot Com. Thank you kyle coming up on NASCAR alive denny. Hamlin joins US fresh off his pro invitational. I racing series win at the virtual homestead Miami speedway and later. We'll hear from chip Ganassi. 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But there's a lot of ugly things that went on behind the scenes and a lot of friendships actually to this day. Download the shows for free on I tunes in Marin Dot Com. This is Nascar live now back to Mike Bagley. We welcome you back and ask our live if you were tuned into F s one over the weekend or on social media salt were there is a virtual dixie vodka one fifty run at the virtual homestead Miami speedway. The gentleman that went to virtual gatorade victory lane was Denny Hamlin and joins us now on the show. Danny welcome back to NASCAR live. Congratulations on that big win on Sunday. Appreciate it Yeah it was a bigger than I thought. Evidently so it It definitely got a lot of attention and You know I know that we all prepared quite a bit for we spent at least a week or so Running a lot of practice lasts a lot of Mock races and whatnot to try to make sure we put on a good show and the best we could. How did that come together? Did you get a call? Did you get a text? Did you start this? How how did all this begin? I don't remember exactly but I I know it didn't really come. You know the driver's willingly got on irises and started running Some some races and at night and or hosting some races You know you saw a lot of tweets over the last couple of weeks or so people saying hey in gritting on racing her system racing whatnot so during that. I think I racing reached out to you guys next thing though I guess. More traction And it really happened late in the game when I say late. It's like you know just six or five or six days ago it was. It was like okay. We're going to do this. It's going to be on TV You know here's the setup Let's see what kind of participation we get and you know with over twenty five guys. Lock it in. I guess twenty nine that the race full-time. That's that's a huge number. And by the way no one not everyone had a rig and was ready to go like somebody had a bar rigs so if you bought one last minute so you know. I think that the product really could get better and better as guys get more experience. How often are you able to erase under normal conditions? Let's say that the issues that we're not that we're dealing with now are not in place. Do you have the time to sit down? And maybe do a little bench racing with your guys. They're ally racing otherwise. Yeah I've got time it just kinda depends on you. Know my kids schedule and things like that but Yeah I mean you know things have been shut down for the most part right. I mean everything is is Kinda done. the The Internet you know. There's no appearances to go to. There's no meet and greets no signings and things like that. So things have changed and so I looked at my schedule. And there's just there's not anything really on it for a while and so I can spend as much or as little time. I want preparing And I chose this week. That's been some more time Getting Ready for it and it paid off and Denny. He Hamlin the spending time with us here on Nascar live to talk about it denny for the race fan. That has no idea when I racing is what it does how it works first of all. How close to Real Life? Is this when you race at homestead on I racing and you took it off into the corners. Did you feel the bumps? How much is this as close to real life as possible? It's really close. I mean it is closer than what did he looks like and they look very close. So I you know. I try to compare it to other sports in in. You can't like it's not even close. How much better? It is to being real than other sports. Nba Player can't go to go play NBA Two K. And it looked the same or even feel the thing. You don't need the same skill sets and this it requires you to have the same skill. Set that it does for you to be good in real life though that. That's where I think that you know it's really intriguing. How it all plays out and the competition side of things. I would say that that the race on Sunday and whatever potential races that are out there to come. I imagine that that's great for the platform you know. They say that in moments of challenge are born new frontiers or new things. I would say that probably in this case a spotlight is shining on. It's been there for a long time but I would say that out of this situation probably going to get a little more attention and is good for that medium. Would you agree with that? Yeah definitely yeah. I mean it I think it's good for everyone in bald right now. I think it There's a lot of people talking That You looked at. Kinda on twitter. I go through like the verified you know mentions and whatnot and you look at. I look at media outlets. That are talking about this that that never talked about NASCAR so I think there's definitely a lot of positives to be drawn About this and especially like I say it's the only thing that Kinda is is remotely relevant to realize in case you missed it. The dixie vodka one fifty one by denny. You had Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishing in Second Timmy. Hill Chase Briscoe Garrett Smith Louis the top five on a more of a serious note how are how are you and the family Holding up what are you doing to pass away the time Mama Lou and her crew. Okay everybody making our yeah. Yeah it's you know. We're we're protecting data a little bit You know trying to keep him home. Keep them from trying to go to the car shop and work on cars all the time but Other than that you know K Kids are good You know really. It hasn't changed a whole lot around here. Taylor gets a little crazy. Every now and then but We find creative ways of keeping her occupied and there's plenty of stuff to do around here so she's got really got no excuses not when it comes to that so. I think it's it's you know it's actually gives us time to like. There's no excuses right like whatever you WanNa get done personally or you have a goal you. WanNa get to like. Now's the time to do it like you there. There's just no other better time than right now to accomplish whatever you've Put off in the past. It's GonNa say are you one. That bores easily. Like you have to be doing something to you. Do you appreciate the downtime. You appreciate being able to do some different things obviously than you would otherwise. We were racing every single weekend. I do get bored easily. I mean you know this morning. I wrote on the calendar in things. I WanNa get done this week. I want to go through my closet. I WanNa go through all the Nike Boxes. That are in the garage. You know. Just trying to get stuff done that You know because I know one for a racist season starts. It is going to be wide open. So I think that We really need to need to try to get stuff done around. Here that I've been putting off before we let you go anything you want to say to your fans out there we got a lot of eleven. Fedex Denny Hamlin fans that listen to the show any any words of encouragement or advice to those folks before we turn you loose. Well it It's it's good to talk to you again. Obviously and Especially under these circumstances. Well maybe maybe not the circumstances being that you know we. Have you know kind of a negative thing going on in the world right now but we also have a positive that this sport has found a a light to Kinda give everyone so It's it's really cool to kind of be a part of this thing and it looks like we're going to be doing it again. Next week in a sexist. Well I would be remiss if I did not if I did not turn loose the fact that you've pledged one hundred dollars for every lap you lead yesterday and five thousand dollars if you won that all goes to benefit the families affected by the cove nineteen virus in the homestead Miami area. I saw your tweet earlier. You tagged a lot of folks on that you know what we had fun during that race but also there are a lot of people that need help and we appreciate you and the rest of your colleagues for stepping up and and trying to fill that gap of need. That seems to be ramping up across the country. I appreciate it. Thank you thank you. Dan Appreciate it. We'll talk to you. Never know you go back to back there when you take them on Texas a lot of work I can guarantee that I'm not going to be with just show up and Be Be competitive. I mean I I'm thinking that I'm probably GonNa go to start working on Texas here probably on Wednesday or so and she can't do it again. Well we've we appreciate your time all the best. Thanks for you and your colleagues helping us get through this difficult time with that with that very entertaining distraction at the virtual homestead Miami speedway. We'll talk to you. Thanks again thank you that's Denny Hamlin. He won the virtual. 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On Nascar live moments ago we heard from Denny Hamlin talking about virtual racing. I racing the popularity at scene because of the break in real life. Racing or virtual racing isn't new in fact a professional series called the Coca Cola. I racing series has been in existence for quite some time. Parker Clermont is a team owner in that series he owns Burton Clinic. Herman e sports that's Jeff Burton of Burton Clergyman E. Sports this past week Parker joined Woody Kane on M. R. N. Out Loud and talked about that and more and thirty eight t the same time. I started racing. Go karts back in two thousand ten. So I've been a part of it my whole life You know it's really been the thing that I felt like allows me to get to the level. I got to with very little real racing experience. you know. I sat on the pole for my first start. Two thousand nine. I had like probably fifty racism. My whole career And but I'd raised thousands and thousands hours online sim racing. So I've always been a big believer in it and You know that's why I have the team of Jefferson. Because you know it's a way for me to give back to something. I love and believe in Hopefully you know in this time. Those time more people pay attention to it and they they like it and they continue watching and seeing what we're doing there and my goal is my dream. Is that whether you're sixteen years old or six years old. You can be watching that. Ns Car race and think you know what? If I start today I could maybe get there and for a small nominal fee. And if you're good enough maybe in a year and a half you could also be racing with the top of the world. That's an important point because it's not like you have to. Actually be racing fans can just click in and watch right. How do they do that? Yeah so it broadcast across the Internet for free so it's on twitch and then it's also on ESPN DOT COM on facebook. Live and it's on Youtube live so it's when it's broadcasted on Tuesday nights at nine o'clock it's on all those different platforms at the same time. So it's it's the it's pretty and then later this year The the last six races season will be on. Nbc as well so you if you've already watched NASCAR AND ESPN you've got channel and Just stay tuned for the announces when those will be the last six. Now let's dig a little deeper my understanding of the NASCAR. Coca-cola racing series. You guys are racing live race as every other Tuesday. You and Jeff. Burton have a two car driver team. But you're going out and getting sponsors and you mentioned the money involved. It's it's huge. But this this this thing is really just imploded or imploded exploded this year and gotten huge. Has It really? Has We brought in teams in the first time last year Which is a big thing. I wanted to happen for the last couple of years because I felt like you know this series have been around for. It's now the eleventh year and I watched it a lot and I'd actually sponsored drivers in it and I paid attention to it but I felt like it wasn't getting the attention. It really deserves And I I felt like all right. What's the to help it? Well let's bring in team owners people NASCAR world that could help you know. Spread the message and so that's why teams are brought in. That's what our goal is and our job. Our job is to help. Spread the message of this and that it exists us are falling to get more people to pay attention to it. And then it's the same thing bringing valvoline in who became our sponsor. Both cars this year. Was You know they? They help us amplify that message. And you know they wanted to kind of dip. They're telling the East sports and see what it was all about. This is an easy consumer way for them to do it because they know voters sports. It's a little different than going to do in a shooting game so A little safer. I guess some respect for their brand so overall it's just worked well and and they've been incredible Parker. They've really loved it. And as you mentioned we've been off to a great start Aspirin crowder you. Driving Seventy seven one. The second race of the season he was tied for the points lead going into last night. He's not second in points and Loki. Clinton finished second both our drivers. I think we're tied to the team chip chip right now. So we're we're off to a great start two races then. Hopefully I can keep it up all year. Yeah it's going to be a really cool. Deal to watch and participate in. Oh give us something to divert our attention from all the serious news going on right now. Let's talk a little bit of a personal stuff you're also a pit reporter and analyst for NBC. Obviously it's a Fox time right now and you guys would take over the second half of the season but just for you personally. How things changed for you over the last week or so. It's different in different communities all across the country. What's it like for you right now You know it's I don't think any Any differently what else you know. It's almost like a sudden stop right. You're doing everything one day. You're you're in the GROOVES. You know you're just going through the motions and then the next day everything comes to a stop So it's it's definitely been out. I've I've I've practiced South Korean teams the last week or so we can have so. I very rarely left my My apartment building. And you know I think that all of us trying to be smart about this and trying to help this. Go Away as quick as possible that you know the best thing we can do is stay home and and you know not be out and about so. I've tried I. I will say you know sports become a hot topic so my days have suddenly become incredibly filled with these Very busy but you know unless on the TV sides but you know once we get through this. I'm sure You know all that honesty picked back up and probably be crazy whenever because you know missing time that we would be racing enduring things so You know I think it's been an honor Justin but you know. I'm very fortunate position I am. I know so many are going to be going through second time through all this and and I can't help but keep thinking about all of them and hope that we're just providing bit of entertainment to take your mind off that I just I look forward to meeting all come out again and get past the situation and experienced that because maybe we'll learn something new. Maybe something will come from it. That is a positive that we can say. Wow you know this works that way better than we thought that was. Nbc's Parker Ligament are Woody Kane as heard on the out loud podcast by the way you can find that weekly at dot com or wherever you. Listen to your favorite podcast. This portion of NASCAR live is brought to you by blue EMU. Maximum pain relief. 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You know I'm with you guys and we're glad that you are tell you what we are in. Devon and some uncertain times right. Now it's like we don't know how to act we can't get to the race track and everything is in a state of flux all across the country what about what about with you and the and the family how you guys make an ad during the during the situation here. Yeah we are definitely. It's among uncharted waters. And the territory for everybody is new and for my family With Ashley Myself Down. In in south Florida My brother is up in North Carolina. My parents are in North Carolina about half hour from where he is My employees that Kurt Busch incorporate or all hunkered down. And we're all just trying to respect the process. I think that's the easiest way to approach all this. It is and it seems like that. The process changes by the day. We'll get into more of that in a moment. I'm curious though. There are those of us that went to Atlanta Motor speedway Couple of weekends ago there and seems like things were changing on the fly there as well. How did you get the message that we were not going to be racing at Atlanta? And where were you when you got that message So after the Phoenix Race I stayed in Phoenix for some spring training baseball. Who would have known that was going to be the last time we'd see baseball for a while racing for that matter and so I flew into Atlanta and when I drove to the track on Thursday night. It was an eerie feeling. Like wait a minute where are fans whereas all the motorhomes whereas all the energy it everything's felt deflated? And then I had mentally focused on okay. They're going forward with practices and race. I've got to give my best. I have to be the leader of the number one monster Energy Chevy team for Gassy. And that's again the next morning things just didn't feel right and I got the call from a Pr Guy Literally about an hour before we were gonNA prep for practice. Everything had been postponed and I think that was the right decision From there I just drove from the racetrack in Atlanta. Down South Florida. I just said Heck with it. I need some time to think and compress and you know when I got home. I was just trying to prep my wife and family members for everybody to go. Hey this is gonna be a while. That was going to be a weird weekend and I think you said it right. It's like you know when we go to the racetrack. We're so accustomed to seeing race fans and we were prepared to go without them. But that was the weird thing. And I I know how we as broadcasters taking a race you get the fans there. They add an element of excitement but one about being one of the competitors. What was what did that feel like knowing that you are about to perform in front of an empty house. Our fans are the sole of NASCAR They're they're the ones that that give us that energy to go perform and to put it on the high side sideways burning up right rear tire owned for the wind and the loyalty that they've always shown us with buying our sponsors products and being there for autographs in the garage area. You know driver Intros It's part of the whole atmosphere. And that's that's where it just didn't feel right and I'm like you know. We don't need to be racing unless we have our fans in the stands that that's my first impression with it all Then we've got to figure out what to do now as we move forward with TV and everything else. That's part and radio. That's that's part of our whole production and I know that we don't know what's next. We are on the preliminary plan of trying to return to racing at Martinsville and that leaves a lot of racing to be made up. I'm just curious. We're just spitballing. Here what would you like to see? Let's say we go back at Martinsville. We start racing again at Martinsville speedway. But we've got these seven races that need to be made up if NASCAR came to you and ask you for your your council and your advice. What would you be open to? As far as trying to make up those races Everything is is so difficult to predict and to understand and again it gets back to respecting the process. I really don't know what what to expect. Or how things will progress from where we stand today I if I just had one quick thought it would be any track with with lights. We can run during the weekday and we tried to like Steve Phelps. The president of NASCAR said the other day Keep our playoff intact and run those ten weeks out In a normal sequence. But we're still very very early and all the processes of of how we can make decisions and so all of it's speculation right now. You're exactly right and I know that there's a Lotta race bands that are anxious to get back to the race track and we're going to have to go through this process that we don't know how long that process is going to be. We were talking with some fans the other day. And you know everybody's got suggestions and all that you just mentioned midweek racing. This is something that we obviously haven't done in the Cup series. We've done it in in trucks and and all that with racing in eldora. What do you think about? Perhaps maybe whenever we get back to racing that that all things are on the table. We've been TOLD THAT BY STEVE PHELPS. This could potentially be an opportunity to maybe look at doing some things differently going forward out of necessity obviously in this case but there may be the next great thing there for this sport that will discover in a time of challenge. Like we're going through right now. Yeah I think everything is is going to be on the table and everybody needs to smile and take a deep breath and know that and we're GONNA have to adjust on the fly and no matter what it is and you know. I just read today. The twenty four hours and Lama. That's supposed to race in June has been now. Move to September bats That's a huge race around the world. I think there's GonNa be a lot of dominoes. That will fall around. This is just me now. This is Smith speculating. I'm not I don't need to be quoted or tossed around and this is what each side but Indianapolis. And what the Indy. Five hundred is going to do. Roger Penske and his group. They have a big decision to make. Because I see them as is the biggest kingpin of all motor sport. And so we'll see how things progress but everything has to be adjusted here and there and some of twenty twenty if finishes by November might have to go into twenty twenty one but we've all talked about weekday races shorter races. Maybe even doubling up. You know like poconos doing this year. Twenty twenty now probably going to be a hybrid of using some of these races and these scenarios to see what works best for twenty twenty one in the future. I agree right and we will reaffirm to the listeners. That this is just spitballing. Some thoughts that we're throwing out. Nothing is official. Of course we got word from Steve Phelps. The other day what the intent of what the goal is. But we're all in just that wait and see situation more coming up with Kurt Busch here on Nascar life pay raise bands. Do you WANNA drive. Like a NASCAR champion now. Is your chance. Enter to win a brand new one of a kind twenty twenty Toyota Camry. Tr D. At Nascar Foundation dot org slash car giveaway and help kids in our local racing communities this championship edition. Camry celebrates the winning manufacturers Nascar Cup series title. 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Miami speedway the season ending Nascar Nextel Cup series race. You heard it right there. Yours truly joe more with the call of Greg. Ripple taking the checkered flag and Kurt Busch taking the championship. We welcome you back. The Nascar live over the weekend. We aired that race on M. R. N. DOT COM and brought back a lot of memories. What you remember about that day. Wow Wow I mean that afternoon. Had everything eighth through Z squared thrown at the the number ninety seventeen What an amazing day To finish a season such as two thousand. Four is the champion I I never would have thought and to to have been able to win at all and the debris humbled by the sport. It all happened right when I was lifting up that trophy at the end. And you have all these flash memories of past champions and for me also the people that helped me get to that point and my family the team all other teams that I raised for and gave me a chance to work my way up to the top. All those people We're we're flashing through my mind. I wished all of them could have been there that day. Though wow what a set of emotions would have set of obstacles. And what a unique challenge and what an opportunity that Rouse racing myself. Jimmy thinning. We're all able to to work together and to piece it together and bring home a championship. I mean I don't even know where to start with all the emotions that went through for that day when I when I look back and I reflect back on that day. Of course. One of the biggest events of the race itself was when you lost the tire coming to pit road. Heggie lost that tire one second later you probably would have been in the wall. It happened at just the right time. It put ship behind a little bit but I saw a team that day that dug deep I saw a driver that dug deep crew chief crew members. Everybody dug deep. And you're able to come back from that that to me defined that race for you and ultimately put an exclamation point on that championship. Just just how things went but how you guys were able to come back from that adversity. Keep your heads on straight and then focus enough. Bring it back to the checkered flag and win the championship. Do you agree with that assessment? About how you guys doug and focused and we're able to to keep your eye on the ball that day. It's it's amazing what that spirit of competition and and the amount of adrenaline that everybody had but also to look at each other and to hear it over the radio and the go. You know what we're in championship position. We're not going to let this moment. Derail the effort or break down and I mean that that wheel coming apart listening I felt like I I'm driving. The car is within the first fifty laps of the race we hadn't even pitted yet so it wasn't a loose wheel from a pit. Stop It. It was the wheel that we started the race with. And I'm sitting there in my mind like lap thirty of the race running second to bill. I had this vibration. I'm like what the heck's going on and then the other voice in my head goes oh man. You're folding under pressure. Bro. You're you're talking yourself right out of this aren't you? And then my other voice goes no no no think this through what what's going down. I mean this is the wheel. You started the race with. It's not a pitstop. Did a wheel weight come off. What's this vibration? I don't know what's going on over here with with the other side of my brain. I don't know well we should probably just hit. And that way we still got time in the race to make it back up and for that outer rim to break apart from the center section of the wheel right where did the outer rim and the tire went out onto the track to create the yellow for me to barely miss the end of pit wall like literally I thought I was wrecked. The wheel broke. I'm looking straight at the end of pit wall. And I had that tingling feeling in my nose that was about to wreck like those are those moments when everything goes into super slow mo and direct and something lifted the my left foot off the brake pedal similar to when people are in snow. And you're driving and you're on the brakes and everything's just sliding forward just list off the pedal and a car turn just enough left to miss the end of pit wall somehow. I wasn't speeding but that that penalty wouldn't have mattered but the yellow created by the tire out on the track. I came to the end of pit road where we were in pits. All number one. I got my right sides changed and we were so freaking out. It was chaos and I don't even know how we got out of there with with that situation under control. That's how the day started for us in our first fifty laps. All right so we talked about the loose wheel but what was the second turning point in the race for you for me. I thought it was at the end of the race. There's all this of should we pitch. Should we not hit and the light bulb went off above my head and it said if Jimmy Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Both pit here. I need to do what they do. Because the crew chief Jimmy saying if you put now we're can't make it on fuel where where the front runner right. Now they're going to gamble the leap ahead of us. We have two pit with them and jennings like no. I don't think we can make it. We we shouldn't we should and those guys peeled off. I peeled off pit with them and the team like absorbed that I felt that moment of if the driver said it we gotta roll with them and I'm glad they thought that because in the car I had that second voice going again like hey buddy. I don't know if that was right decision. No no we gotta race points right now. We gotta race. These guys were points and what an amazing race. What an amazing field because at the end of the day a teammate Greg. Beautiful held off Jimmie Johnson from being able to lead a lap that day because those bonus points would put us almost neck and neck for the championship title. But just to just to rewind just fuzz. When we put it together none of us could make it on fuel and we all came back out running around thirty fifth place together and so. I just followed them wherever they. I gotTA keep them insight. I don't even know what position I'm running in. I'm just GonNa follow him and we passed cars past cars. Pass this got past that guy. I don't even know if we had another yellow or not. I can't even remember. And and at the end Jimmy Johnson was running second trying to pass before. I could see it all up in front of me. I'm like if everybody just stays right here. We've got this and also what I remember the of the last few laps. I don't remember looking out the windshield. I remember looking in the mirror trying to block and keep those guys behind me so that I could finish this and that would have been enough to win championship at that point. Two thousand four and we pulled it off all kinds of teamwork in all directions before one's race we finish this and win the two thousand and four championship and what an amazing feeling for everybody on the rouse racing team. Hey we appreciate you spending time with us here on NASCAR live. I know that it's a very difficult time in the country and you made some time to be with us you and the Mississippi Safe in south Florida and we will catch up with you soon. My friend likewise guys be safe Be Sound and just smile. We're GONNA be okay. That's Kurt Busch. More coming up on NASCAR LIVE does view. Today's topic game changers makes me think of Progressives homequote explorer finally simple efficient way to quote home insurance. Let's go to Collin. Who will now try to say something first of all? 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Ernie Pierces the Jackman for the number twenty. Joe Gibbs racing Toyota driven by Eric Jones. Pierce got the job. After taking a tour of the ratio I showed up and at the end of the tour. I was just part showed up every single day. Eight and at the time they have a pass opens all wait for someone to walk in and just assume the sales of walking right behind him head right to the area. I worked for free throughout the first month and a half. Just got him where I could fit in rain tires. Tires clean starts. Get all the small things and Eventually hasn't Jason Taylor. Who's the Jackman on the Kansas? Driving just took screen. That was probably the biggest four took on the road in the air and around the world we win his trust it to be seen trusted to be heard and trusted to perform now back to your host. Mike Bagley welcome back to Nascar live all this year. We're celebrating the career of seven-time champion Jimmy Johnson. Who will retire at season's end after an amazing NASCAR CAREER? We've produced a series of forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson though speech or defining moments in his career. Here's Kyle Ricky with the latest one of the greatest accomplishments in Jimmy. Johnson's lifetime is becoming a father. That two wonderful girls Johnson sees the value in showing his girls. How fortunate they are growing up with a successful father. A few years ago Johnson took his daughters genevieve and Olivia back to his home town of L. to Home California and gave them a glimpse into what it was like growing up modestly. I think just seeing obviously with today's with my situation today and the way we travel great place we live in Charlotte and just just the means that I have now and lifestyle being able to create. It's so different and as a parent. I know that I want my kids to appreciate what they have and work. Hard for. You know the world they want to create for themselves and my kids are starting to act as a lot better off than I did from that perspective. I grew up in a house full of love and understanding and highly motivated parents. That pushed me to to chase my dreams and I want to give that to my children as well obviously but take him back and show him show him the street. I played on. I even saw some bicycle. Jumps kind of eroded away now on the side of the road. Up in inquest. Where I grew up I just and they're young but I feel like they need to see that in to hear my daughter's Jenner leave comments about the house and how small it was and things like that. So give us. That's why we're here. So certainly from their standpoint it was great show them around but for me it's just such a nice reminder to go back. I do shake my head and find it hard to believe. That's where it came from and that I made it to where I am but more than anything the memories and this is wild how the old memories and stories come up and I just pepper. My wife with these stories have fifteen times now that one twenty times so it. 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Rick rolled the globe with the international smash hit. Never GonNA give you up San Diego quarterback and pro football hall of Famer. Dan fouts hung up the helmet for good and lake. Speed claimed his one and only Nascar Cup series trophy leading one hundred. Seventy eight laps in the winds K. Mart Oldsmobile to win the Trans South. Five hundred at Darlington raceway light speed on his way to victory. Calva backstretch Tower Tower. Turn THREE TO FANS ON THEIR FEET. Saluting Lake speed. He can almost walk at home here. It is taken in eight years and one hundred sixty four Winston Cup races lake speed of Jackson. Mississippi turned four. Nine hundred. Ninety six patty loveless feels good at number one with the country hit. You could feel bad. Mel Gibson's braveheart destroys all best picture competition at the sixty eight the category awards while the SAUCY box office bomb showgirls struts away with a record seven Golden Raspberries and Jeff Gordon had the right tricks that the track too tough to tame stretching the fuel to win the trance south four hundred at Darul. Jeff Gordon Rumbling. Down the back straightaway. He comes out of the pocket from behind Mike Wallace swings down to the end side of that lap Gar. Jeff Gordon has headed home a final run-off turnover four if the fuel hold up Jeff Gordon will score his second straight win at Darlington raceway. Here he comes off the corner. He can coast home now and for the eleventh time. It is Nascar Winston Cup series career. Jeff Gordon is a winter two thousand thirteen Luke Bryan belts to the top of the billboard. Two hundred with Spring break here to party Americans soap operas staple the young and the restless hit a maturity milestone celebrating a forty year run on. 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Daily - How would a post race fight go?

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 5 months ago

Daily - How would a post race fight go?

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on Denny Hamlin is on and he says this weekend is going to be filled with challenges. You know every driver think they have an advantage right but I I like that. There's so many unknowns like I trust my crew chief for my team Jergens Royce thing. We have enough smart people that we feel like okay. This is the place where you can get an advantage and there's a big you know that that trump is a lot different during the day versus night so I liked the challenge like thinking that I can give an advantage drivers Anytime there is a change But that's that's the my mind says it probably six other guys has as well and how might a post race fighter argument with the driver? Looked like in this age of social distancing. I don't know like there's ever a time to be aggressive ruffled. Some feathers probably the right time to do it. You don't have to fake Clinton's right. After the rate class I duNno. I think everyone's GonNa do the best again. But certainly there's guys that are upset with each other normally have discussion afterwards and listen if you get fired up enough. Yeah you'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA go to that other car that other driver in and we know live with be right to make sure you don't contact with driver or whatever but I you'll you'll be close enough where you can give them a piece of your mind verbally. Then that's for sure.

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Hour 1 - Denny Hamlin (02-18-20)

The Dan Patrick Show

46:42 min | 8 months ago

Hour 1 - Denny Hamlin (02-18-20)

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It's yours when you spend fifty dollars or more and if you have a question of return or need help finding exactly the right item. Count on Zoro's customer service team based right here in the United States visit Zoro dot com slash. Dan That's Z. O. R. O. DOT COM SLASH DAN AND SIGN UP FOR Z. Mail and get fifteen percent off your first order. Zoro DOT COM all. You need to make Your Business go broadcasting from the Mercedes man. This is Dan Patrick. Welcome to the program. It's hour one on this Tuesday. Dan Dan Dan. Patrick show glad to have you onboard. Dominique Wilkins will stop. By what advice would he give Aaron Gordon after losing yet another slam dunk contest? Neak loss to Michael Jordan and he also lost spud. Webb is teammate. Dave Roberts. The dodgers manager certainly Some of his players have had some things to say about the Astros. We'll talk to the manager on. How do you use this as motivation this year? And at what point does the manager say to his players enough? Let's move ahead to twenty twenty denny. Hamlin won the Daytona five hundred yesterday. He'll join us in. About fifteen minutes. We'll talk about those That last lap and Ryan Newman Ryan Newman. Right now is In stable condition not life threatening injuries there but We'll keep an eye on that but we'll talk to Denny Hamlin about that final lap as he ended up winning the race and the thrill in the agony of racing was certainly on full display at the Daytona five hundred yesterday. Hamlin one in a photo finish as he beat Ryan Blaney but the victory quickly overshadowed by that terrible crash involving Ryan Newman on the final lap. For about two hours we didn't know of Newman was going to survive. Then Nascar announced that he was in serious condition but his injuries were non life-threatening. And of course I couldn't help but think back to Dale EARNHARDT's death same track. Two thousand one NASCAR is taken great strides to make drivers safer. The tracks safer but Monday is a stark reminder of just how dangerous this sports still is. It's not easy to feel what two hundred miles per hour is like unless you're there at the track two hundred miles the way. Tv sort of sanitize. It goes all now. That doesn't seem like it's that big a deal. Everybody's going two hundred miles an hour. That's why when you see you sane bolt run and then you see somebody else running you go. Oh so that's what it's like to be the fastest man in the world two hundred miles per hour when everybody else is going. Two hundred miles per hour doesn't seem that fast hopefully Ryan Newman makes a full recovery in Monday's race serves as a reminder. That what we're watching on the track is as serious as you can get in sports. Phone calls are always welcome. Eight seven seven three. Dp show email address deep. Dan Patrick DOT COM twitter handle. Dp show got some trigger. Meet Friday songs for you coming up play of the day stat of the day and it's mcmuffins duties to come up. I said duties a poll question for us today. Okay which way do you WANNA start? Go back to Astros. I know some people. But it's kind of fun. Joe Borough Your Friend. Lack in the news see now. I got my my home. Town's going to be mad at me again if I bring up what he said last night. I'm not the one saying it. Joe Borough is the one who said he has leverage. Okay you're the Messenger. I know but they always shoot the messenger right. What do you have for me mclovin? Let's our Joe Borough if you're jober would you rather be drafted by the bengals number one or fall below number one and go to another team? Now there's a chance that he could be traded out that too but would you rather go say number five. I think I'd rather be number one and traded. I'm not giving you that. Oh Okay I'll take that one off. You say. The bengals are not going to do that. I'd rather go to a better team because he boy. I'm going to go down this road here again. The money is kind of similar here in the top five. I want to go to a better team. Deshaun Watson went to a better team. Patrick Mahomes went to a better team. Aaron Rodgers went to a better team. There's something to be said about going to the right team because you can go to a bad team and you end up playing poorly because it's a bad team Joe. Borough was honored last night. Got The Davey O'Brien award and he was in Texas. And he was asked about the bengals and he said basically. Hey I'm I got a process. I got to go through a process. They have to go through. There's no process for Joe. Borough I mean he has. He has no choice. Here you show up for the draft. You don't have a process to go through here. The bengals might the bengals might go. Hey what do we do with this pick? Do we really want Joe Berle. What could we get for that? Pick Joe boroughs process is what unless it's using his leverage so. I keep back to that not because I want to Joe Borough keeps bringing me back to that. He's got a process and he says that he's got leverage. That's what I'll give you the exact quote here mclovin. You're starting this often. I didn't know it was going to start here. I'd like to know the question. Then he got but Joe says I do have leverage. He was This according to the Fort Worth star-telegram this was during a reception. The bengals have their process. I have my process. We haven't even gotten to the NFL combine yet. There's a lot of things that happened. Leading up to the draft and a lot of information gathered. Is he talking about him or the Bengals. Because what information can he get and how? What does that matter? If the bengals are still going to take him number one unless he finds out a team is interested in me. Hey I'd rather go to Carolina but the Bengals I understand. They're doing their due diligence. There there there you know working with their process of you know and even then are you sold on Jonesboro. I assume you are but if you're going to go through your process okay. Maybe there's a surprise in there but job rose the one keeping this you know in the headlines when you say I have leverage all I can think of is ally manning and John elway. They had leverage the apple. Jonesboro talked to a bunch of media outlets when he's down there at this reception they it's media time with them and they said Being the number one pick dream come true when the reporter asked a follow up asked if he wants to go to the city that curling holds all the top pick. Cincinnati said quote. I'd like to play football. Whoever takes me a ballplayer? I'M GONNA play? He was asked me like to go to Cincinnati. His answer was to play football. I mean you go back to what he said to us at the Super Bowl in we all immediately after he left we went. He just said something's GonNa make headlines here he he's keeping it open so therefore if you keep it open then everybody else is. GonNa keep it open. And when you use the word leverage at the number one pick how many guys have said who were going to be drafted number one to go. I got leverage just in recent memory. How many can you think of WHO said Yeah? I got leverage. I can't remember any of these guys. You know what you're going to make your already slotted there and all of a sudden he's saying he has leverage dancing. It's like you go into any good faith conversation. And some one side or the other uses the word leverage like okay so this isn't just like a good faith you know. This is a negotiation. Then it goes back to what I said about Jerry Jones with this silly. Tom Brady to the cowboys rumor. If anything it was started by Jerry Jones is to create a little bit of leverage with Dak Prescott. I don't think there was any validity to that. I don't care what Michael Irvin says by the wake people put out misinformation now about the draft. I mean that's happening with Teddy Bridgewater right now that somebody according to Mike Florio. Profootballtalk is putting out this. Teddy Bridgewater wants thirty million dollars a year now. Did he wants that he does that? He's teams WANNA give them thirty. Thirty is GonNa get you twenty four. I'M GONNA guess with Teddy Bridgewater. I mean this could be like Scott. Boris always does this baseball. Hey he he's GonNa get four hundred. We want four hundred one four hundred three thirty. But you know this leverage that you have I keep coming back to this Bengal fans and I know that. You're you got blinders on. I don't I've been around to have remembered elway certainly with Eli and when you say leverage how many other guys who were going to be drafted number one use the word leverage. I can't remember anybody in recent memory and maybe if somebody can remind me of that a gladly mentioned it but he keeps coming back to leverage. Yeah mclovin remember when the contract was negotiable then players. Yeah but games. This is slotted. Yeah Yeah polling Kyla Murray did this with a different sport though yeah. He used baseball his leverage with football and vice versa. Football to try to get one more big offer out of the as and he did have leverage. He had two different choices. You job has to create leverage by getting team interested an instant team to trade up which is if you look back in the story with his dad and his agents. They concocted this to get the giants to go and but they need another team to get involved here. It can't just be the bengals aren't gonNA shop. They have to be broached but the misinformation. That's out there or speculation that's out there like Matthew Stafford the lines are gonNA trade or Tom. Brady is not going back to the The Patriots it's just. There's IT's a big game of chess. And all of these parts are the quarterbacks you know there's a king that's Brady. You got a queen. You got your pawns. We're probably the pawns. But there's this information that's out there. Joe Bureau is leaving it open to interpretation for what reason I don't know because he could really close this all he has to say I'm going to Cincinnati if they want me I want to go to Cincinnati to be number one to go to Ohio back to Ohio and play for the Bengals. That's what I want. What is your process that you're leaving that open for unless there's the possibility you're not going to Cincinnati or you don't want to go to Cincinnati. I don't make this up. I'm not reading into this and I've been accused of it but I'm not I'm just pointing it out. I hope Joe Borough. If he goes number one goes to Cincinnati. They can use the help there and if he goes there could be a great story. But I'm not naive. Joe Borough keeps this in the headlines. Nobody else he does. How are we not including Fritz? Santa's Fritzy as the King of the vague answer who wouldn't want to go to the Cincinnati bengals actually. Us Todd this question. He will give you the perfect Joe. Borough s cancer. It's a special opportunity to turn their franchise around. If you would want to do something like that. Todd do you WanNa go to the bengals? I rather not go to the. Oh okay all right. I do like the idea of being selected number one. Of course there is an upside to play for the bengals. Because you can be. The hero turns a franchise. That's been a disaster around but by the same token you want to play for a respectable team that has a chance to win now and not look horrible like Carson Palmer or other. Okay all right all right. The bit went to four. I'd find a chance to give a vague answering for twenty years. He says I don't WanNa go to the back nine advancer now his career who wouldn't want to go see landon. Donovan Played His last international game. Four miles from my house. I The street this program brought to you by Truecar you can get an upfront price from dealer online. You can search from over a million pre owned vehicles with the new truecar by smarter Dr Happier when you're ready to buy a new or used car. The Internet can confuse you with vague pricing. Not Anymore go to truecar to get a true price. What other questions you got mclovin. All right I do have and it doesn't have to be a poll question but I'm curious where our guest today. Dominique Wilkins falls on the all time. Greatest dunkers list because he is way up there for me. Okay and my room. So who's the greatest dunker? The last forty years neak Jordan. Vince Carter is DR J. Who FORTY YEARS. Nine hundred eighty anyone else on that list. Smallest to me as a caveat here we're not saying dunk contest. We're seeing in game dunker. Because that's a different category and Dominique is worst-off three. Yeah he. He was a vicious in game dunker he. Was that Tomahawk you you. You did not try to go up and walk. That nick was great in Transition Dunkin. Great and I put him top three. You have to talk. And where does human highlight film rank among the best nicknames in Sports History? I'm pretty good thing to fund with you. I don't know who came up with that. Human highlight film. Maybe it was a columnist in it. Like Furman Bisher longtime columnists the Atlanta constitution but a nickel. Join us in an hour. Yes mclovin you're so I feel like you're not that into Michael. Jordan is a dunker because there was so much more I feel like he was at actually even a better in game drunker than Dominy I. There was so much more about Jordan. Mikey wasn't I mean. He had some great in game. Dunks usually against the Knicks. But Mike it felt like would get a steal and go in for just as solo dunk whereas neak was in traffic and he was thinking Mike after a while stopped going to the hoop because he was getting the hell beat out of him. And I think that you know Air Jordan. Sorta came back down to earth develop that baseline post up. Move Fadeaway but you know the Pistons. I think we're saying to Mike. If you're coming in here you're GONNA leave with bruiser to what other poll questions you have for me By the way Denny Hamlin will join US coming up in about ten minutes after the Daytona five hundred it was. It was incredible TV that that's and I'm glad you know. Ryan Newman is now. He's in serious condition still in the hospital. But that last lap Denny Hamlin go from first to third to I in a span of about twenty seconds and just the magnitude of that race. What's at stake and everybody on that last lap there's always crashes on the last lap almost almost every year. You just don't see them at the front. You see there at the back of the pack. Everybody is doing whatever it takes on the final lap and you know our good Buddy Denny Hamlin winces third third Daytona five hundred. All right mclovin what else. Okay Astros player anger out there. I'm asking you a question okay. If you're a pitcher on an opposing team would you throw it an astros? Why is it now? All of a sudden it's okay to throw it guys like now we've said. Hey I think it's cheap when you throw it somebody. Oh you're thrown at the Astros. Oh that's okay I don't want you throwing at the Astros. What I'm concerned about is if I throw a pitch that is interpreted as I'm throwing inside then. That's not fair. I have the right to do that as a pitcher and I think some pitchers are going to be unfairly blamed and maybe thrown out of a game or at least warned. Because they're GONNA throw inside I. I don't taking matters into your own hands. That doesn't okay. I mean in the moment. Hey I got him I hit. I don't know who cheated on the Astros. I mean I'm not sure. Does it make a huge difference? Well I don't WanNa be hitting some. It's like the guy who gets hit because the previous guy hit a home run. He didn't do anything wrong. But if you were there I mean okay guilty. You got the teen who is it. Korea said L. TO BAY didn't cheat for all. I don't believe that second of all I knew that. Go BY ASSOCIATION. I know but so then I hit everybody. Yes he well. That's the thing it's Kinda everybody is guilty. Because you're telling me that there's like a handful of guys sitting at the end of the bench. Who are like. Why is that Timmy? Whistling all the time on. They know the pitches. Don't do that for me. I just WanNa do it the right way. Okay but if you know your teammates using steroids. Should you then come forward to say you know? Jimmy's over there. He's all puffed up on steroids here. I know you're getting you have to police your own clubhouse and but it feels like they're only a couple of guys cheating and there are a lot of people who say. I should have done more to stop it. Not Buying that but like this Hey I'm the sheriff into I just can't believe that Justin verlander. He knew this was going on and Brian McCann. These are veterans. These are guys who always have something to say about policing the game that they couldn't walk into that locker room and go guys. This is not going to continue that. I love so much about that statement as I should have done more to stop it. Which implies you did something to try and stop it and the and the team was like nope. That's what I WANNA know if Justin verlander said I should have done more. My question would have been what did you do? Aj hinch what did you do? I should have done more. I guess everybody should have done more. And there's some other things that I guess. People don't realize about the commissioner and he hasn't had a good week but that's the nicest thing said about him on national TV buying. That's a nice thing I've heard about. In this way. He did not have not had that good of a week. He did not have a good week yet unprofessional but he instead of devaluing the trophy. It's just a piece of metal and the fact that these guys wear the the scarlet letter that look of shame for the rest of their lives. Those are stupid comments by him. He did talk about really the legalities here of what baseball didn't do prior to the sign stealing so they didn't even have something in place. Where the commissioner would say. Hey you guys knew about this role I mean. That's why Pete is gone forever. Because there's a rule about gambling in. It's right there on a clubhouse wall they didn't have that in place therefore that's why there would have been so many grievances filed you know. Baseball would have probably gotten roughed up here and they wouldn't have been able to punish the players. Okay if that's the case take away the trophy. That punishes everybody. But you don't get into grievances you don't get into the players association you can punish everybody and when you vacate. That doesn't mean you give. There are people in the media. Say Well IF YOU'VE AKA who you giving it to Reggie Bush that trophy didn't get Vinci on didn't get the trophy. That's in a storage facility. If you vacate that doesn't mean somebody gets something you know with. Michigan's Fab four Fab five. They vacated they don't they didn't go to somebody. Villanova had to vacate their runner up in the national title game. It didn't go to somebody. You vacate leave it blank then. It's a stark reminder of exactly what happened in two thousand Seventeen Denny Hamlin fresh off the win at Daytona. We'll get his thoughts. How far away? He was from the accident with Ryan Newman. Because they're trying to celebrate a little bit and then they realized and they're probably a mile and a half away to understand the magnitude of how big that track is with where they were and then once they found out the serious nature of Ryan Newman's accident. That's when they tamp down there celebration so we'll talk to Denny Hamlin about the final lap there at Daytona Dominique Wilkins later on. And the dodgers manager. Dave Roberts just getting started twenty one after the hour here. This is the Dan Patrick Show. If you have a lot of student loan debt and I know a lot of you really do. I need to tell you about this company. It's called credible. Dot Com credible dot com is an online marketplace. That gets you prequalified student. Loan refinancing rates from up to ten different lenders. 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Denny congratulations take me through the last two laps of yesterday the Eh just For me is kind of crazy but We were you know obviously leading Coming to to go and then we I'm trying my best to stay in front of those guys but I knew that you know I had seven four. I think lined up behind us and You were the only turtle at that point and I knew that there be coming with run so Also turn to I. He told me that the The guys who are to Ryan both Ryan to were to link back and I knew at that point I was probably too far heads So kinda relinquish to spot. I didn't want to try to throw block and ended up. Getting US crashed on the backstretch. So those guys got beside me and they got past the and I lived up on the back bumper of of of Blaney and I made my best. Shot was kind of pushed him towards the lead. And just Kinda see what happens and and those guys had down hit you know came off turn four went towards the yellow line You know I I knew that there was gonna be contact so I tried to stay as far right as I could Away from them but I saw Ryan Newman's car turn bright right in front of me and Soon as that happened I saw his car and I went down inside drafted him and got that lounge right at the start. Finish line just Enough to win it all again. Felt like you had to go to third to get back to I. Yeah I mean. I thought that you know I had an opportunity to stay next to Ryan down the backstretch but Blaney but I knew that if we were going to be solved by side and then the race is over for me so my best option really was to Kinda push him back towards the lead And then hopefully either they get together or I can go three wide At the start. Finish line so I knew my best opportunity. Checkup turned three get two planes back bumper and pushed him towards them. When did you realize you'd one? Yeah right when I crossed the line. I mean I've been in a photo. Finish there in two thousand sixteen. Which is the closest finish in history? And I think this one was now the second So I'd been in that position before and I knew that I was. I was just far enough ahead To beat them but I it's crazy because you know it's just a one hundred or under yards before the start. Finish LINE WE WERE. You know about third place and We just Somehow made it up up there and won the race and you know it was very unexpected especially after that you know going out of action upon life when I go back to third I I just felt that the race is over but we just kept digging. When did you realize something was up? Serious serious nature with Ryan Newman. Yeah I mean I didn't know anything until I got in Victory Lane Not until You know when they called off the interview at the start finish line they I knew that something was up at that point So driven to Victory Lane and they said you know You know there's a series injured with Ryan. I haven't seen it yet so I saw the camera person there and then they had the monitor And they were replaying it and I watched it back then. I was like wow. This is definitely serious and so It was a bit of a quiet victory lane. I guess you could say there wasn't you know 'cause there was a lot of speculation questions that people didn't know and but luckily we've got some better news later on that evening but I thought that the your owner Joe Gibbs and you both handled it I mean you guys knew. There was something serious even when he got out of the car. You're basically saying. Hey you know what we one. I'm happy but you know I don't know what just happened to this driver. And even with Joe Gibbs saying basically the same thing like it was a muted celebration by your team. Yeah I mean I mean it has to be right I mean you think about you know. Someone's well being or someone tell is obviously way more important than any sporting events you could. You could win. You know. We're out there for entertainment purposes right. I mean You know Iran's got two two daughters and I've got two daughters myself and so You definitely can relate and and you definitely think about your them in their family during that time and just from my perspective on we still haven't celebrated you know it's still this is GonNa take you know time to kind of Think about and reflect on and in the next few weeks. I don't think people understand the magnitude of that track though Danny because the feeling I got reading some social media is how are you celebrating with Iraq? You're probably a mile and a half away from where Ryan Newman's car is I. Guess get give people a perspective of where Victory Lane is with. Where Ryan's car was. Yeah even the start finish on. They were off towards Kind of the twin finish line intern one. And you know I'll be honest with you. There's there's wrecks at the end of these races nearly every single time. So there's this definitely not out of the ordinary But simply when when we went to the finish line and they the the TV personality came up and said that no interview. Here I don't something was And then who went to Victory Lane and Nascar official came in and talked to be real quick That's when I knew that like pay. actually told the guys like stop. Don't anymore more gatorade in That he's seriously hurt and everyone at that point. Just kind of settled down so You know it's just it's so far away and like I said it's track is two and a half miles in length so Yeah you can be What you would think is close proximity. And you're you're a mile away. If I would've told you ten years ago you'd have three Daytona five hundred's what would you have said What am I going to start winning? It's it's crazy. I mean to have the rugby been on the last five years to three of them. It's been incredible and we've just You know definitely feel like I've gotten better at those types of a racist. They are different than than what we run on on a weekly basis but You know we've just Kinda got an fort and it's it things have. The results have showed all the work that we put into it so One of several different ways like I said Neil part of the two closest finishes in history but I tell you it's It's an amazing one that we're on right now. You know what strange though when I'm watching this in real time and I I see the crack. We're so used to you guys just getting out of a car member. Clint Boyer with what happened to him. And then he cars on fire he puts his gets out and takes gloves a couple of years ago and just throw them in the car. Like we're just so used to you guys being indestructible with these cars with the tracks with the walls here and I think that was what was shocking. You just kept going late. He's not getting out he's got to get out. And then then the then the serious nature really set in. Yeah absolutely I mean I. It's it's it's something that sometimes we do take for granted Because the cars have and all the equipment that we that we wear has the innovations and safety advancements have come so far but you forget that we are going to hundred miles an hour and and in time a car can turn up on. Its roof like that. That's an opportunity for another car to drive right into it. That's kind of what happens. So it was definitely a worst case scenario You know that's probably the the weakest part of the car. The most exposed is right there through the roof or or Through the driver started winning it but You know luckily we got you know like I say that you know much better and encouraging news That we think it's going to be OK. Well congrats denny. I know that that will get lost in it. And Obviously Ryan's health is paramount here but I thought you and coach Gibbs and your team handled it extremely well well appreciate it man. Thank you yep thanks Denny Hamlin winner of the Daytona five hundred once again. Ryan Newman non-life-threatening injuries but Still listed in serious but stable condition in the hospital. You know when they got to the point where they weren't showing the car they were interviewing drivers and then I couldn't help but think back to Dale earnhardt because after a while those on the scene New Dale was dead and they bring out the black tar and once you bring out the black tarp. That's where you're trying to protect everybody watching of what's going to happen when you take the driver out of the car and I just I. I couldn't help think of Dale Junior. Was there I just so many emotions that went through? I in a span of about ten minutes. Yes he so the car that hit Newman is Ryan Blaney Yeah. No no no the one who him after the flip the no the one that tapped him that caused them to flip out correct. That's the one that I'm referring to the one. That again. The second sort of hit. He and Blair locked up and then they they knew and went up into the wall. That's just part of racing. I'm GonNa Guess it is especially on the last lap that that that's what you're trying to win. Yeah and you know I thought it was interesting to Denny. Hamlin said There's I knew there was seven dodge behind me and know toyotas so that so he's just saying he knew that he had no teammates. Everybody was trying to beat him. They're gonNA work with Ford was all that was a collaborative effort. There of you. Were trying to get somebody on your team to win right. It's a collaborative effort until the last ten seconds of the race when Blaney Newman. One of them is going to go past the other one and they got a little loose together but then they the second hit was the one that really damaged his car because he goes airborne. The top of the car in the driver side got hit full blast. And that's where his car really got damaged inside and then you started to see the gas leak out and then you saw the fire there in it felt like an. It's an eternity with you. Know the paramedics the MS you know fire trucks to get there. I know that they're they're in a matter of seconds. Those are people who are prepared to do this. And there's a hospital right next door basically on the grounds of Daytona and you could take him there in a matter of a couple of minutes there but You know back in two thousand one. Michael Waltrip won that race. That last lap that The crash that claimed the life of a Dale Earnhardt and Michael Waltrip was celebrating as well. People didn't like Dale Earnhardt. Die On the track like Michael. Walters probably thinking if you look at that crash. You're going it look sort. Of Benign doesn't Look Trenton like Ryan. Newman's look horrible. But we've gotten so accustomed to seeing these crashes got the Hans device the soft walls there and these guys you know feel like they're indestructible and I just kept saying. Get Out of the car. Get Out of the car. Get Out of the car. And then you see the fire there and then the gas and I go get get him out of the car get out of the car and Daytona is notorious for wrecks especially in the last twenty laps. I think there was four wrecks in the last fifteen laps the race and they were hard rex. There was other ones as well. Nineteen years ago today. They learned her. Take a break. Play the day up next. 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DOT COM SLASH DP to his Western goods for new frontiers Robert and California's been holding. Woody out for me Robert Again. Five eight zero five I'm of the belief that Manfred should have punished the players. I think that it would have forced certain astros players to come out and say that they weren't a part of the cheating scandal and it would have forced others to file a grievance and I don't think they would want the bad press I don't think they want people to know that they're saying you know there's no rules against it so wasn't cheating and I just don't think that they would put a protest. I think they would have taken the punishment that Manfred Gave Him. I think he Misread this from start to finish. Thank you Robert. Look I understand it? Especially if you're a dodger fan or a Yankee fan at some point what do you want out of this? Like what's going to satisfy nothing you take away the title. You're not getting it. What's going to satisfy? You don't like it. You know if I'm the Commissioner and Commissioner can be railing on the media but he should be listening to some of his players including Mike Trout. My trout doesn't make headlines with anything he ever says and he made headlines. Yesterday is Mike. Trout was talking about how he was upset about this. Here's Mike Trout. Yesterday I don't agree with The punishments you know the players not getting anything now. There was a player driven. You know thing sucks too is like you said is careers been affected. A lot of people lost jobs. It's it's It was tough. That's a tirade for my trout. Anybody else that's just comment. That's a tirade for him. Oh my God did you hear what my drought. That's basically what the commissioner's reaction should be. Mike Trout the best player in the game had that to say Justin Turner. The dodgers did not mince words with the Commissioner calling the world series trophy a piece of metal. I mean I don't know if the Commissioner has ever won anything in his life maybe he hasn't but the reason every guys in this room the reason every guy is working out all offseason showing up to camp early and putting all the time effort is specifically for that trophy which by the way is called. The Commissioner's trophy. So for him to devalue it the way he did yesterday is just tells me how out of touch he is with with the players in this game and at this point the only thing devaluing that trophy is that says commissioner on it. Yeah those are those are smart comments though. I mean really what he's saying is it's just a piece of metal it feels like it means a lot but maybe it doesn't commissioner that's pretty good burn by Justin Turner there. I wonder if there's sort of a behind the scenes problem with athletes. In general who their league is run by people who didn't play I mean I at a certain point. Don't you feel like if you were excuse me? You're an elite athlete. Obviously used to be used to be so. Don't you think you'd be kind of like? What are these lawyers no? They never competed for anything. I never approached it from that angle. Because that's what that clip said to me like dude. You never played so stop. I can understand why Justin Turner would say that that. Okay wait so that things just a piece of metal so the paycheck I get is just a piece of paper like of you. You know. We're dealing with silly analogies but that's what it is. It's just a piece of paper. Well it's valuable. That's my paycheck at just a piece of Metal World Series Trophy there. This is what I saw on the Athletic Today. And the reason why the astros players were not punished or at least one of the reasons why baseball would have been smoked. In the words of an official with knowledge of these matters the astros players would have prompted. The punishments would have prompted grievances and wound up before an arbitrator and baseball would have been. They would look like fools and the reason being. According to the athletic in Labor Relations. The concept of giving notice is hugely important management must clearly lay out how the workplace is to be run that means providing both notice of the rules and notice of what type of punishment will follow. If those rules are broken. Baseball had not worked out the right to punish anyone with the Major League Baseball Players Association. Although that may change for the twenty twenty six it should change for the twenty twenty season a relevant detail. According to the athletic the Astros investigation also would have made a grievance difficult because the General Manager Jeff now who got fired did not pass on the League's sign stealing rules to the dugout. Failing in the act of giving notice. One Astro player said to remember the media yesterday. Whence IS GONNA stop. It's not going to stop this year and it may never stop. It will always be there whenever somebody brings up the 2017 Astros. It's coming back up when L. Too Vague is up for the hall of fame. It's coming back up. Burland up for the hall of fame might come back up again. It's going to be there whether you like it or not and remember. That's supposed to be the punishment. Commissioner told us that hey they gotta live with this okay in the analogy. I use yesterday. I'm a bank robber. I robbed a bank I got caught but I get to keep the money in my pictures in the paper and that should be enough to punish you. That's what we have here. I just can't imagine that there's only a couple of Houston Astros players who are involved in this. But it's starting to feel like everybody's saying he didn't do it. I didn't do it. I didn't need to do it. I didn't WanNa do it okay. So those pitchers those pictures didn't go. You know what I'd hate if somebody was doing that to me. Although those pitchers probably the benefit of a bigger lead like you know I could use five runs today guys about that. I'm going against Max Scherzer somebody. Can you load me up a little bit there? I love to hear whistling boy. What's the results of the poll question? There michelob would you throw at Astros? Batter feud opposing Pitcher eighty-one percent. Say Yes yeah well. What if you hit him in the back? I mean? Maybe you're going to get Ron. I like the commissioner now comes out and basically saying hey. Let's protect these guys who cheated. Hey don't harm them mixed messages. What do you tell your team if your Dave Roberts the dodgers? We'll talk to him coming up. Also Dominique Wilkins the great dunker of all time. He'll join US coming up as well. Podcast one has some exciting news. It's official our shows are now available on spotify and it's free we. WanNa make it super easy for you and your friends to listen to our podcast. 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10-28-19 NASCAR America

NASCAR America

45:55 min | 1 year ago

10-28-19 NASCAR America

"Welcome to Nascar America full House today a full decimal Nate Ryan hits Denny Hamlin on the right shoulder any obviously upset with that prime members get involved Denny Hamlin goes to the ground and escalates as we have seen before interesting me off really find all day so I don't know I don't really know what happened I got close off a term for it looks like we got together and it looks like collateral damage he that's what I was going for they're having a discussion everything was civil and then like Joey does he does a little you know with these issues on that road and I think that's going to be the conversation is what happened between two drivers grew into multiple crew members and I think that's really the whole situation we're gonNA hear from some drivers Steve Donal Anti Gordon all with an opinion on the issue and then just wanted to talk to him about it and pretty frustrated and he's in this situation that happened there you know this operation was with too much power afterwards and and you know I don't I don't think you know crew member that back racing topic one is GonNa have to be the incident between Denny Hamlin Joy Lugano Post race this is what happened during the race Jeff what you see quite simply didn't use up too much seventh race of the year leaning four hundred sixty four laps locking themselves into the championship for you would think that would be topic one frighteningly it's not welcomed too short that you see right there nichols throwing then Hamlin to the concrete as aggressive Denny Hamlin certainly fortunately wasn't injured in that event but he could have been and I think that was what Nascar took into consideration a week ago in the expanding race at Kansas there was a team scuffles similar to this shouldn't runs away so maybe she doesn't at the end and they escalated a little bit more but especially passionate showy there and got pulled down pretty hard so apologized to denny for that how that was handled ultimately I'll I'll put that one back on me to start with because I shouldn't have let joey down there to start with increase so I think there's lots of layers to cover this moving forward how they're gonNA race next week the punishment and all that I'm GonNa Start with the drivers let's start with the on-track issue led to an off track scare he said do you WanNa go I said yes I'm here but then he runs away so as to see what his thoughts were so just to clear that all that was both drivers post race in Martinsville Stevo Donald Todd Gordon this morning on Sirius. XM radio hours ago what's the team of Giuliano he was the guy who we saw pulling Denny Hamlin away and ended up ending up on the concrete he has been suspended from the next Nascar Cup series race so Dave Nichols Tire specialist from number twenty two four won't be at Texas Motor speedway and I think what's important to note here is we heard Steve O'Donnell say this they considered that move fine rule about it probably makes sense I think we have a lot of rules now but you know in the interest of calmness I think it makes sense to make a little after the race today he saw that happen on and unfortunately instead of kind of breaking up of quite I think what we what we saw was it wasn't some I don't think Dinnie intentionally did that he just this was late in the race on a restart getting everything that you can you can't lift in that situation denny forgoing at him I think Nascar has got to find a way to defuse the situation in regard to crew members like if you exactly yeah I mean it's hard racing you know he wasn't trying to get into it but it did happen and then they needed to tell and the talk was going good until that moment right there in the hand needed to be had I appreciate a couple years ago joy Llegado said the deal with Matt Kenseth probably escalated because nobody made an effort to go to the other blue tire but as I just wanted to see what he's going to say and he really wasn't apologetic at all so as more frustrating isn't it is like an the suspension I think it's a good step I don't think the guy was trying to hurt Denny Hamlin but you gotta have you gotTa have some barriers and I think having I can't believe I'm saying this having more unaggressive blueback remember so we called the team in including Talk Gordon I think in this case you got a crew member who was maybe right now so yeah we heard Steve O'Donnell Todd Gordon Joey Ghana's crew chiefs and about a half hour ago NASCAR announced the DIV Nichols who is the tire specialist on the number twenty two awesome to put himself in jeopardy too so I don't bring I don't blame joyful won't have a conversation joy made a mistake when he pushed aggressively pushed denny at that point I don't but if you do this so as a person who had to try to control twenty crew members and some very large strong Pikra guys that could beat up most every driver in the field flavor but the crew members we do have to keep away understanding it's a team sport which all by this all the time you know and they're protecting their driver they all go into this together no Joey said that Dini just kept on and you know ran him up and got into a and then just went on weight wasn't going to back out at that point so that was hard and a conversation I like what you're saying right I if this driver has a different uniform on the new than it has to be hands off I would like to see one further I would like to see post race that the whole area is more secure all of that but this is chaos and no one operates very calmly in chaos I would like to see just the way the cars are protecting qualifying because they're looking for breakers tyler riddick and Kolkata got involved in one of the drivers had a little Red Welt above his eye nascar didn't suspend anybody in that situation I think the difference is in this third that he was looking for there I think that perturbed perturbed him and he was like I gotTa do show my displeasure a little bit here more than just words and then oh I think that the if you're if you're guy is your driver is getting ready to get into a situation I think you should go in there to get your guy I don't think you should get the other guy you know what I mean or line in the sand this is what you're not GonNa Cross yeah I mean you said as much about the racing as you can really say I mean it is short track racing instance the reason Dave Nichols was suspended for a racist they felt as if it would he was too aggressive in the way he's separated handling from Lugano the Hamlin possibly could have gotten hurt when he was thrown to the often corner like there was on a car and the outside of your day sat the win for sure I don't really know what happened is once you started hitting me he didn't lift he just kept eh it's a safe situation because God forbid driver gets thrown down against a car or crew member like the intent has nothing to do with potential injury this race is supposed to happen on the hi to break it up but certainly an aggressive move that we've you them on our part and they have to take some action that you know later connect more unfortunately the people on the road the media is required to stay behind these fences when they have to answer questions I would like to see the same out of the crew members and it's for everyone's safety I'm not worried about penalties and I'm not worried conversation with their with their own crew members but I I know you guys are GonNa Yell at Me 'cause I'm comparing our sport to another sport and for some reason we're not and when you see something happen like that I think it's just a natural reaction but we as you point out jeff some solid rules have to be put down as far as what's GonNa happen I think he was learning something that he just sort of kept his hands in his pocket and everything would have probably been okay with walk away from this even though he didn't get the and to try to get things calm down right and something like that to me makes sense and just saying look if if you put your hands you put your hands on on a crew member we've seen it now on Charlotte we saw at the pit road at the expenditures race we've now seen it in pit road here and I understand the crew members intent and I understand rules I understand and there has to be some parameters that right there could have I mean what a coat of should've could've been bad for any Hamlin ain't NASCAR's going you're not allowed to go into and you enter then it's like leaving the bench and an NBA game right it's you you and you you're out and the driver here's the simple fact the any race car driver out there that's not a fair fight nor should it be a race car driver should never let's not what this is about okay with the fistfight between drivers let's leave the between that conversation that left lead into pushing and shoving where do you stand on that well if I don't bring joy browne over being upset he got run into the wall I don't think dynamic meant to do it I would like to see the cars stopped an area where no one has access to them where the drivers get out from also reasons in a hot race when a driver need medical attention maddox can get there quicker we don't need shouldn't be in that situation joy takes him to the ground that's a different situation but crew members a you know I don't feel they should get involved and Todd Gordon was trying to suspend it he was he was to do this type of situation and it might have been with Denny Hamlin because this is not the first time that Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have gotten together this feud goes all the way back I also will say they have to go out and dodd each other in the eye so be it I'm totally fine with that because they are the only ones that know what happened on the racetrack I if you don't need a rule but to Jeff's point earlier what should the rule be to keep big crew members from being involved in driver scuffles and maybe if you according them off you know sequester that in the suspension I think that while what doesn't matter the intent it was way too severe for the situation Denny Hamlin a superstar in the sport or any driver no disrespect to the drive but the type of human being you hire you Jack Clark carries higher is a hundred pounds bigger and three times stronger around in microphones everywhere so you know how much we won't this passion from the drivers and if it turns into something a little bit more so be it so we don't want that to go away I do that but but you know in basketball you know they quite simply if you leave the bench you're suspended right really the bench or suspended a coach can go on the core Pat Association he was he was trying to separate the drivers and it's probably more force than any than he anticipated and he's regretful about today he got pulled out I I listen to a lot of spotters we have no idea only these guys here know what happened all those racist and same thing out there so maybe this question has been answered by if you if you put all those parameters a two thousand thirteen periods where it's been a little bit calm but Bristol Motor speedway as we watch here six years ago a pit scuffle very similar we saw the first thing is that in Jeff was getting to this we don't need to get in the middle of a feud happening something everybody talks about woman these foods in your Johnson they all had Richard Petty and Bobby Allison you know their dislike for each other was well known in a sport that wasn't covered by you know twenty they're side by side going into one they could give zero concern about the other guys opportunity to make the corner they're not gonNA wreck each other but I'm aware I don't think they're gonNA take this out in these next two races McCall's they need to accumulate points do everything they possibly can to try to win one of these next to to make sure they're racist finance house he would probably say STARTAC rice if we don't encourage it but we know that they're going to address each other I'm for a championship in a few weeks but going forward this isn't going to end they are both hard nose racers that have tremendous amount of talent that are gonNA race upfront and when you from a team or are you put your hand on driver from another team that's going to be a problem if you've picking your guy up to get him out of there go that's what we want you to I think that's kind of after year after year and it's not only that it's also confused the drivers I think and the crew members because we've asked this rule system ask the drivers to find a way to get on a race each other they both are sitting above the cut line right now they're racing they're trying to raise their way into race for a championship. I don't think that that's going to change that conversation is the better avenue brought up that's why we saw conversation Danny Hamlin learn chase Elliott to defuse the situation but be clear when they green flag at Texas what about you and I'm GonNa worry about me and that is the fans should be cheering because that is what the playoffs have done and then you guys don't like each other on top of that and then it's I'm not in May have considered giving you I'm GonNa take a couple more and I'm hoping you GonNa Leave Me Room I mean have we had has this playoff format not continue to deliver year you start swinging at each other and everybody else gets away yeah great point let them have that gets away yeah and here there were there was no security and there were no NASCAR officials this show is GonNa win the wall just hard racing we see this at Martinsville if I'm joy Gano mad if I'm Denny Hamlin I'm opening up my right side tires I'm in other part of the pitch you don't have to worry about this but if they do encroach upon it should be anybody who leaves the designated area get suspended I mean when it becomes very clear if there is an area get everybody's opinion eighteen need to be worried about the ten coming up we won't we won't the passionate we cannot we cannot ever get ourselves in a situation where drivers don't Amelie talk to the media the drivers can't mealy talk to each other drivers can't immediately that on a weekly basis things are going to happen and things like this are going to happen afterwards so do I think they're going to each other I don't think Lugano learned with Kenneth Uncontrolled it certainly can be manipulated right that's the thing this stuff this stuff is just amazing because it's shows the passion but in Hockey WanNa Robin Reid between these drivers and we need that is you all the way back I was we've talked about it before I mean my dad and Ralph Earnhardt and more right it just plain and simple does you go to Martinsville Joy Llegado last year does what he does Windsor race goes on to win a championship you know when you and I sounds good so good all right I feel like we could have a whole show about rivalries leaving Martinsville Nate I'll go to your creek that was on Sunday at Martinsville any updates on ah stop right and he got he got danger real watch that field I mean he was in a situation where he was kind of being attacked he was trying to defuse the situation so listen involved there so I think there's some things to be learned from this because nobody who did we sit back and think that something wasn't GonNa come from I mean they're already so much chaos and we have this stuff in this great as long as it's controlled I you can't have complete chaos it has to be you know it can't be it can't be during the playoffs when his team regular season champions although they haven't won since June his team is on this just slump and just on this really difficult informs Kyle Busch Eric Role said this and I wish said okay sounds good at Kansas that was I was playing that role with Kyle where I got four or five for him a simple way simple way to handle it because to be clear I don't believe there was intent either from this human hero nominee hurt then he that was his intent he was trying to defuse it I agree completely recommend offier longer down down down and how do we killing with the air pressure nations in very one word answer is that's not unusual for Kyle Busch when he's had a tough day I mean I would expect nothing less not just Bush but for any driver who's had like there's no like you did that but there was a price to pay for Joe Agata won a championship renewing it that changes the game and when you have that much all right now so you mentioned a normal bad day for Kyle does get short responses but I had to shovel my notes because I what am I missing cobb bushes third in the standings plus seventeen how Bush has lost focus here is it's not just because he's not winning races he didn't have much to say about the rules package when he was winning four races allot going on that he's unhappy about his his concerns about the twenty one thousand nine rules package and what he doesn't like about it or well documented I think a really difficult day on the race track to be a little bit short with us when we're asking the questions but with Kyle and we've talked about this probably ad nauseam here but there's clearly wasn't a good day in everyone's mind should be Miami bound. Dj How much of a concern is this a the action on the racetrack and be the action since we have one crew member suspended I feel like I need to ask no updates here I just checked twitter you know tweets To be aware of that I that I know of by the way that was Dustin Long NBC Sports Dot Com the best driver in the playoffs and Denny Hamlin is almost right there with you WanNa Kansas so I think all of those things compounded are affecting just like I did right there they don't like it it'll come to a point frustrated we got three more weeks and mega yes they are updated what happens now between Lugano and Hamlin going for it because Danny wasn't pleased about the way we're GonNa Raise Dover when he was twenty four laps down a few weeks ago be fixed here we keep saying he went to a racetrack yesterday that he'd finished eighth straight times in the top five two of those being wins and really wasn't ever in that position being just because of his mistakes but how Bush has something going on somewhere I wanna professionally personally I what it is but there's something going on that he is before he went on this winless streak it was kind of okay at that time but then his teammate started winning more races I think that's as you mentioned become a not staying focused inside that race car the way that we know how good Kyle Busch can be whenever he is so I think that that's creating an issue and mosher that all right now we're going in the wrong direction and it's happening as his teammates are running really really well Martin tricks junior obviously has been the best team issue with him but Kyle Busch has something else going on we've you know we've heard him say things and do things but to see him make the mistakes on the race right now everything has the race I'm not worried about after the race that's a reaction from a driver this frustrated with everything that goes back to what is happening on the race track and that I know he got up to that but but you could see that things were starting unravel just as we've seen a number of times during this winless streak well I will add as a guy that basically chased me he had problems at Kansas when he had problems I thought he did a really good job of managing his days making the most out of situations recovering from problems and I'm like okay that's the cow Bush it just out there in front of you as a carry what are you gonNa do you're going to go chase it and the format is awesome but the negative of it is created weekly what's in his car and can't catch him I did it right I didn't couldn't catch to me Johnson the now what Kyle Busch has always been the Alpha driver at jobs Martin drew eggs over the last three years that's been the best driver listen that's nothing against Bush you're comparing the two very best and last so I guess the other way it's junk he recommended a spring scope me off into turn three well you get this many people with this much emotion this many things going on there you can happen and and Todd Gordon I thought it was interesting said that they had had discussions internally about what I and so I I think that more could have been done to keep all of this from escalating to this point it was a it was a crazy race on top of all that we've got a lot of events has to find a way to be his best when his teammates are running at their best so I said it before I had some similar concerns as dj but what I watch Kadewe dougher when darasing never a doubt then Hamlin has had a great career but no one ever said well he's the lead drive over Kabul it's never been stated that way now I would say Denny Hamlin is Johnson through the absolute best run in NASCAR history that it is experience able pull those extremely frustrating knowing it like that but you know that decision probably wasn't the best decision but you said it cow bushes thirteen points and I do think I do I gordon having a better year than Kyle Busch and no one could argue the numbers of Martin to X. Junior where I think we all saw this coming when he came in house is it as simple as that jeff is it as simplest kyle busch that's your excited because he he was looking we showed him a lot of stuff really wow you know what he was doing that I'm accustomed to see and I you know he he admitted admitted that you know the deal with Eric Merola you know when they're got into him he hitting back you know what I mean L. Jerry Steve Lethargic Jeff Burton guys around eight kicked off at Martinsville and kick off in a big way by Martin Junior and Cockburn win their third playoff race of the season you on the list and he that's uncharted territory and he does I promise you he doesn't like it and then on top of that you know I've said this consistently buying a lot of stuff happened in that race lead four hundred sixty four last there was a lot of that went on in this race you know on the ride home here's what happened actually actually been the best driver over the last three years we've talked about fan access is a great time remind everybody that Wednesday at this desk for motormouth you could call in and talk to him yourself so we've a DJ said is right. I think what you said is right in regard to you know Martin exit seven wins this year Denny Hamlin five Bush has four cost third. What about cobblers talk about jobs racing but we still haven't answered the question should he specifically out to Eric Merola how about the threat that Al Merola put out about the next three races the honest Martin this has been going on for a while Marchuk says two more wins championship within their you know and you know I just don't know how to make the case that you know Martin in fact this was the only disagreement coming up Caracalla Merola stern warnings -CCOMPLISH after the race and and that's probably not a decision that you can make when you are in the playoffs right is just as you need a void that con- I don't Hey I would have been mad to right if should Kyle Busch about this specific conversation should there be concerned I I don't think so I I think a lot of those things are said with that and as six days and you get absolutely hey we heard mark say just last year leaving Martinsville Again he looked like he was still qualifying yes he put a gap between himself and the rest of the field doing everything exactly right and it looked like that they had everything the race winner so coming up we're going to discuss the turning point of Sunday's race which led to a dominant performance by Martin Tricks Junior I'm guessing you are blaney or Kyle Larson Chevy Chase Elliott winning a race and there's one spot open and he's having raised any Hammond for that spot then Amazon much better worrying about getting their driver and I'm sure that Joe Gibbs is already talked to Kyle Busch but I think another conversation needs to be had there still in a position you talking about them still being above the cut line and wreck four hundred and sixty four laps it was unbelievable it really goes back when we've look when I look back at the race there was a turning point a moment in time with this race completely changed guys it was an absolute domination by Martin tricks you'd been fortunate enough to be part of some Great Wins Jeff Gordon's team for all these years and I really think it needs to be discussed because then Hamlin had all the momentum going into Martinsville he's Mr Martinsville yeah he had taken in that Jeff on Saturday he proves you know what is I I really believe he's got three races at three races to get this done he is GonNa Miami with a chance to win a championship and the competitor in Cobb Bush will lock in and but Martin he's just so good at this Vegas had Denny Hamlin close to even money he was such a favorite going into this racing and he proved why early in the race Dj yeah they dropped the green place in his mind right now one race a lot of conversation native thanks for joining US general you brought in a lot of great information but as I promised we haven't even discussed yeah going to two racetracks that he knows how to win and knows how to perform the high level Kabul was going to Miami I I just cannot see a pathway dropped it that you won't look like yeah of course they didn't get into a really long run at that first part but it looked like get his car was doing exactly what he wanted all through this I run and you think okay amy and I think we'll see the cobbler's to customs concern here in saying that is that I think there's a path to where he doesn't and that would be Kevin Harvick winning a race and either selects junior short studio and he'll win steaks too gals was going to Miami chance win the championship and then everything you're concerned some of my concerns I he can put those behind him I emme I think that's a major advantage I think now they can just focus one hundred percent on that earn Martin on the radio he said you know I could go deer hunting for the next two weeks I think about that aww cars on high up he loses control of the race and at this point if you said Hey Denny Hamlin never gonNA lead again I'd be like oh you're crazy yeah but that bright blue auto owners Denny Hamlin's GonNa race right here naturally as Martinsville will have it averaged about eleven yellows the yellow came earlier about twenty eight debris all the racetrack which are bring the cars to pit road which is ooh that is higher than four sixty four the only other guy to lead so martin tricks junior had never wanNA short track race in two thousand nineteen he's Mr Martinsville this qualifying was unbelievable yeah when he when he made his lap and like nobody you know what I mean I could get within a tenth of that left might've been off just a little bit he did everything that he needed to so four hundred sixty four last let me go ahead and tell you that if Kyle Larson doesn't gamble at the end of stage point there's about you know grip but they're putting stuff on the track at Texas to try to make a second and a third group he said so nothing's going to apply whatsoever he said nineteen of Martin tricks junior commanded this restart and really commanded the rates from here yet from this point on he said this is my race you have to go figure out a way to take it away yesterday was just so impressive so you talk about preparation the years of crew chief thing I had usually six or eight cars in the process right next week's primary two weeks you know I keep looking for that team to tell me their favorite it changes every week but now that they have this much time to prepare they know they're in they know they're going are there things at Texas that they could learn that would would help him at homestead he said nothing's going to apply he said it's such a different race tracks he said even though this model and a half he said we all know what homestead don't make any enemies just be a nice guy on the racetrack two weeks but I think that you know they you know I was asking Martin and the post ratio about you know what could they go there and race just like we would have he said there's not gonna be any pressure he says it's GonNa be fun for a couple of weeks he said but our focus now has turned strictly to homestead and do they have a better chance issue I they were a few laps away from winning last year Gano pass them so late in that race so fast but yeah yeah away primary a car being re skinned I had a bunch of employees you had different approaches especially coming up Texas is very different than Phoenix there are a lot of details you'd have to be through if I'm cold pearn I'm signing that to a lot of other people right now I am focused on Miami and Miami alone I personally and going to the wind tunnel with what we have to do to win this championship before get off of that on him we noticed up there that Kao petty our colleague was the one that has lead more it felt like he led is be an advantage for Denny Hamlin Jeff you and I discussed they did move pitfall one back a little bit but it's still on the toughest roads to pole-sitter should have this event he was good on the restarts ran blaney made run adding a way Byron among others they may runs addict but he was good and all the right spots and it didn't make any difference if they're I think he can then afford that time you couldn't go personally before because you had to work on other cars right now the only car that cold burns should be looking at for the now he wins both Richmond's and Martinsville is this and even more dangerous nineteen thousand nine with Colpaert Martin tricks I mean let's remember they have won a championship before Indycar I'm going to treat this like I used to treat qualifying for the Daytona five hundred I don't WanNA report I'm a do it firsthand I'm gonNA personally go to the simulator personally go to the Shaker probably willing to do just about anything to get a win and I just tried my best to try to get a little bit of a gap 'cause I honestly didn't want him anywhere near me came off but couldn't get it back on this lost film what's nothing five five or six baht yeah I it and listen I can understand how did you kind of drag a tire off but you can't put it back I think he would have been able to drag the break in and do all he could to keep me behind him anyway so close this young man's future is so bright I love we with two or three lasts ago so but if you could have gotten closer to would you have moved in for that first win knowing how close it was yeah I mean whatever takes I mean it's I mean I wouldn't so that you have some comments after the race original thought was they put Jeff Gordon back in that car because he's he these guys are going to be preparing and that that is a major advantage going to want to one ratio down Dj. If I was called Burn I would say listen you can't go deer hunting you have to come but uh he was so good here sounds like he's just giving them tips or something you know Jeff was amazing here I knew he was hungry I knew he's never won before so I knew he was Jason Dirty but you know I'm really hungry for my first Nice Rowdy really hungry for my first win so it's going to you know whatever takes but the Iran such season to make a misstep race where it's easy to overdrive your car he was always there and I I will lie at the end of that race when the nineteen stretch lead I said well it's over veteran next twenty days or so we'll be that Miami car I agree when I had checking out my podcast he said you know we won a championship back with John Years ago he goes as soon as we were locked in had to say that I was gonNA raise some dirty but I hit him if I have to because that's what racing at Martinsville is twenty one years old if I'm Rick Hendrick today while there's a lot of focus on chase Elliott at Martinsville we left that day he goes I might as well not went to the next two races this is a crew chief that have won seven championships for him to admit that I'm sure co parents thinking the same thing it was impressed uh we saw Alex Bowman have a rash seconds before he went to victory lane that's kind of mirroring what I'm seeing out of William Byron all day Dj he was up front in a race where he willing to go but this was the most impressive race by far I've seen him drive the change from last year to this point with William Byron to this year as nine for Rick Hendrick but a bright spot in the twenty four he hasn't been feeling great about the organization those a lot of conversation but that's two very talented very young stars as you have great cars Yup and if you don't see results you don't feel like you're building on something so so for William Byron whom we all believe can make it big in this sport to see those results The guys talk about the twenty four car marvel I thought we had a little throwback there and those laughs rodrigues junior is being rundown or chased by William Buyers and I think you pointed this out yesterday Jeff during the telecast and and the race earthy and he was moving around searching for other places to try to find a little bit of being just bond uh like he attacked did make it cool stuff attacked again it was really veteran like I'm not sure how he would have got around but have been fun to watch not only do the attack but both doors still look brand new so is so important for a young driver as he's building and learning how to compete at this level to have some successes yes right you have to be the Sunday's race at Martinsville as we go through the field after the break thousand laps with everybody that was on me a lot of that way Martin trick did but on short-track to think that that can happen this day in time what they did aren God there what would he do what would this young man do in this situation trying to get that first win knowing that you've got a playoff driver there how far was the playoffs I'm picking up my phone caller William up aid you like you chief Jack and now you guys see me running together I know he can't be your coochie forever but I love the key all together for a few more years keep this learning curves in the desert I have no idea how you won that race cam though she looks at nervous when Harrison now more nervous now drivers are driven to perform in this nascar playoffs to racing for your chance to win and he reminded that you can do it and it's people can tell you your crews even say man you really good spotter and your friends everybody can tell you that but you gotta see results Mustang Gt's site fighting again Yeah well coming up we're going to look back and he's special moment in the desert for someone on our set America returns for your shot at a brand new Ford Mustang Gt plus high performance prizes unlock each and every race day at the NASCAR DOT com slash sport play offs Provo right now to get this day in history and takes us back to October twenty eight two thousand one out in the desert in Phoenix Arizona Jeff Burton or the second of back to back wins think little bit of grip that could get him up to the bumper of the nineteenth I have nothing against Martin trump junior he did everything he needed to do. I was getting excited to see Tom Ever I quit practice early really yeah I actually practice early there's no way to make it better and it's just style and I question myself all night I never did that again ran third day no ricky rudd reason that bring that up is because Ricky Rudd the man himself is the special guest on the Dale Junior download it'll be on tomorrow at five PM Eastern on NBC The it's going to be awesome he's going to be so much fun coming up we'll get reaction from some of the other playoff drivers that's huge and and he can keep building on that he's he's putting a down payment down future success right now he really is he's going to be here for a long time and when a lot of races yeah it was a rough day for the I mean hundred and twenty one hundred and fifty percent better race driver now understanding more of it very very talented apparently didn't run because he didn't have any dense I think all right eight drivers entered with a chance to go to Miami Martin treks junior locked in that leaves a bunch of other drivers to talk about let's start with Kevin Harvick my opinion quickly a very mediocre I knew I was GonNa mess thinking do you think people at all up under green both y'all found success out there yeah it didn't with this lead right here he came in with the lead has all the markings to X. Junior and his team they just did a better job see the left rob eight points matter and you know to move along six isn't terrible before that team like we talked about Kabua's we have high experts what if there's anything I can do to get better but

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"The following is a production of the motoracing network. The Voice of Nascar clean per thousand positions Cadad- day and they run account the motor racing network presents. Nascar law. Harbut me out to the West Coast. Obviously it's It's tough on the teams To get everything prepared and headed in the right direction. That's car live is brought to you by Xfinity Internet. That's more than just fast expanding proud partner of Nascar by Wieland on the road in the air and around the world. We'll in his trusty to be seeing trusted to be heard and trusted to perform and by Blue. Emu Blue Emus family of products supports healthy muscles and joints his family own and made here in America. It works fast. And you won't stink from the motor Racing Network Studios in Concord North Carolina. Here's your host. Woody came welcome. The NASCAR live the sixty second running of the Daytona. Five hundred is in the books and it was Denny Hamlin winning his second consecutive Daytona. Five hundred he's on tonight. Show talk about the win and the events that followed will also give you an update on the latest Ryan Newman information after his horrific crash on the final lap. And we've got a NASCAR live face to face interview with Jimmy Johnson over the weekend. The president of the United States attended opening ceremonies for the great American race. It's something that's happened. Only FOUR TIMES IN NASCAR. History will revisit those other times coming up a little later this weekend. All three of NASCAR's top series will head to Las Vegas Motor speedway and Vegas native and NASCAR driver Brendan Gone joins us to talk about the town and its ties to the Nascar community will also preview the pennzoil. Four hundred at Las Vegas with Kevin Harvick Kyle Larson and Jimmy Johnson. We'll have another story to tell with. Forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson and Suzy Armstrong. We'll take you back with this week's NASCAR history and a whole lot more but I that latest update on Ryan Newman following his crash and Mondays Daytona five hundred rash. Fenway racing issued a statement. Late this afternoon that says Ryan Newman remains under the care of doctors at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach Florida. He is awake and speaking with family and Doctors Ryan and his family have expressed their appreciation for the concern and heartfelt messages from across the country. They're grateful for the unwavering support of the Nascar Community and beyond the team says they will continue to provide information as it becomes available. So great news there on Ryan Newman coming up on NASCAR live Daytona five hundred champion Denny. Hamlin will join us. Later will go face to face with Jimmy Johnson. Sports view today's topic. Who's the greatest of all time for my money? It's progressives home and auto bundle. It literally saves you money. Gentlemen your thoughts zero. 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Hamlin joins US next. This is NASCAR. Live on the motor racing network. The Voice of NASCAR wieland would like to congratulate Denny Hamlin and his number eleven Joe Gibbs racing pick through for the win at Daytona International speedway. They are the wieland picture of the week with thirty laps to go. The team made its final pitstop in the sixty second Daytona five hundred on the road in the air and around the world. We live distrusted to be seen trusted to be heard and trusted to perform now back to what he came. Welcome back and ask our live free time now. Daytona five hundred champion Denny. Hamlin joins US ON THE GUEST LINE. And then he Congratulations are certainly in order. But it's a swirl of emotions around everything that happened at the end of that race we got some pretty good news late today on Ryan Newman's condition. But I wanted to start off by talking with you about what happened at the end of that race. Because you know you're doing donuts and you're celebrating you think way we won the Daytona. Five hundred. People are climbing all over you guys. And I think it's a little bit outta line because people don't really have a concept of how gigantic places and all the swirl that goes along take us through the end of that race and let folks know what really happened there Yeah I mean. It was pretty simple and straightforward from our standpoint Once we cross the line you know. Obviously we're congratulations all and all of that going on the radio and then I go down to check you know which is pretty normal like that done and then kind of go celebrate as I'm going out of London attack spider says Hey Mary leave room for the safety vehicles going to the crash and verse torture and so yeah of course wrecks happen all the time and they know that especially at the end and I don't know the severity of it So I go to you know go through the grasping out a few times. I'm looking around like well. Where's Jamie little like we're supposed to be doing an interview here? Sir Finish on so. I set my car for second way on her. And then I saw the crew guys kinda rushing out there and so I got out of the car and we all gave hugs and everything and then I realized Oh. I don't think we're doing this interview. So she came by like. Hey just go straight to Victory Lane. And that's when they told me that What was all going on with Ryan so You know it was unfortunate We didn't. I didn't know you know certainly had a- drove into victory lane and you know call today but Yeah I just I wasn't. I didn't know anything that was going on and super unfortunate for for Ryan and and his team it really was but at least we got a little bit of encouraging news late today and this is really one of those events that shows you how tight and ask our community is doesn't it. Yeah absolutely I mean you know we all you know. He's a father two girls. I got two girls so it all kind of puts his perspective of you know the gotTa cherish every moment. You never know right. We take these cards for granted super-safe and we've been very fortunate for the last nearly twenty years but you just never know when something Freak accident could happen similar to what happened with Ryan where he he turned over. And you had a car hit them at probably the wrong spot that that you would wanna get hit and in a very vulnerable place. I think that's an interesting point because I think we have kind of gotten to. Where with all the improvements that have been made to the cars? We we kind of expect guys to just pop out of the car and walk away. And that's that just shows you. It's not always the case. Yeah no it definitely is not always the case. That's for sure but You know I it's sometimes you gotta have kind of a wake up call and and I think this hopefully it looks like His his conditions improving which is great. And so maybe it could be one of those moments where we shirts really buckle down and say okay you know. How can we use this study this and make the cars? Let's talk a little bit about the race itself because three out of the last five Daytona five hundred trophies are now yours and you've kind of become the superspeedway whisperer here. What have you done to get to this point where you kind of figure your way? Through all this and navigate your way to the end of these superspeedway races especially at Daytona. Because it's a different beast than you see weak. The weak yeah. I mean. We've just been on an incredible run the last nine years or so maybe eight or nine years with having like top five in the last nine years. Since it's something crazy you know something I never would envision but we just got on a run there and seems like you know we've we've found a knack or we've been really lucky one of the two of being able to get to the end of these things but You know I I was. I probably could've or should've been in in your the wrecks. Were there yesterday. And and just we found our our our way around it and You know we get to the end. I feel confident that you know. I've got enough of a notebook from from past years that I know what kind of moves need to make to try to get a victory and you know really. I use a lot of you know with Ryan right there at the finish line You know Kinda sucks him back similar to what I did. At true x-ray finish line in two thousand sixteen. We talk about these races all the time and you got teased a little bit. After a comment you made a Daytona Media Day about kind of being able to sense when things were about to go awry but there really is something to that isn't there. What did you mean by that because I think the guys who really have success at these tracks can kind of feel when something is not quite right? Yeah I mean he's just kind of consensus it you know. Use Your your senses right and you can use your eyes to see the intensities getting ramped up and really once we got inside that last fuel window inside inside of Stage three I mean I I was in places I didn't want to be. I mean I was literally about the bailout package because I could. I could just sense that we we're not going to be able to continue just sustain the moves that we were all making like somebody was going to make a mistake and and push too hard or too close and calls wreck and I mean it happened. I just happened to be able to squeak through it And so I was really fortunate there. But you know it's the racing and the first stage is so different than it is in the first in the last thirty forty laps of the race that it's it's an entirely different race and you have to position ourselves before that even let's finish up with this any now with Daytona. I know that's been on your mind ever since you. You cross the start finish line but now we get back to mile and a half tracks heading to Las Vegas this weekend. What are you looking for there with a year worth of knowledge under our belts now after racing car last year yeah? I'm looking forward to it personally with our team Definitely are worse racetrack. We raised at last. It was by far worse race. Track so I I love. The challenge are going back there and like conquering something. That has gotten the best. You so I'm interested to see what Chris brings there for me and and go work on Friday to see if we can't make a race winning car right. Well Danny congratulations. Three out of the last five to five hundred trophies are yours and we'll look forward to catching Las Vegas and see how things go out there. All right thank you there you go. Hamlin driver of the Fedex Toyota the Daytona five hundred champion again. When we come back we'll chat with Jimmy. Johnson Sir are you where you were going forty miles an hour. This is a residential area. Sure but I'm on my lawnmower. Wait Mike getting a ticket. No I've just never seen anyone top nine miles an hour on bad boys and mother attire lawn thirty seconds cut into you. Well it did fuel up at Sonoko this morning at Sonoko. We know how to fuel peak performance. We've been doing it for American racing for over fifty years fuel your best visit dot com for the latest podcast series. M. R. N. presents fifty years. Voice of Nascar. You can download all ten episodes for free including the latest chapter stories from the road. Well he's got a smile on his face big as Eli gold last night. When he assumed that five pound lobster a great run by this time he lies all worked up again. Pains are popping out on his forehead up in the booth. I guess we should just had more lobster last night. Like he like. He had a big win. Check it out today wherever you download podcasts or at Mr Dot Com. We'll go face to face with Jimmy Johnson next. This is Nascar live on the motor racing network. The Voice of Nascar. This is NASCAR alive now. Back to what he came. Thanks for joining us on this week. Tradition of NASCAR live. You know earlier Jimmy. Johnson said this would be his last full time season in the NASCAR Cup series and I had a chance to go face to face with a seven time champ. Now the checkered flag is coming out. It is all over and Jimmy Johnson for the eleventh time in his career has picked up the win here at Dover Jimmy Heading into twenty twenty year last season and I kind of have the sense that this wasn't like a light switch epiphany tight moment when you said twenty twenty. It's going to be in it. Was it more like a dimmer switch where it was eventually just bright enough to where he said. Okay yes and no. I very intentional with the things that I do. I spend a Lotta time literally writing pros and cons and just trying to make logical decision and I kind of got to technical with it in had time still on my side from Rick and ally all of our partners truthfully like a feeling show and in that can enforce in October timeframe. It was crazy to me that once that feeling showed up by new and it was time to go. I could have waited till you started the year of some other different points in time but once once I knew ricky gave me the advice when I went to his house to let them know. Like you're not GonNa want to sit on this phone we're GONNA have to move quickly and Here we got through the end of the year the last race Miami and decided to To send out that video announcement that we did. And since that moment and the announcement and the decision. I've had nothing but more clarity on its infield so good about the decision I made you know. It's it's retirement from fulltime NASCAR racing. It doesn't mean that I've done racing and put everything possibly can into this year and to be as competitive as I can be hopefully winning races hopefully in the playoffs hopefully in the final four and then see what what what shows up after that and what other forms of racing I can fit into the more balanced lifestyle than a one a half speaking more balanced lifestyle. What is still on your bucket list whether it's racing related or not. The list is my wife and I sit down at night and just try to keep notes the list longer and longer and with the travel we like to do object in my life that I'm GonNa have to keep working to find all that stuff so from personal travel. There's also some fitness related events that I have my own then. There's other forms of car racing. Sports car the right situation an indy-car I would look out on a road. Course when you go back to my roots and jump some off road trucks again in dirty watching chilly coverage from From a week or so ago was was very interesting excitement than I wanted to you. It's on the bucket list so it's pretty farm wide From my own personal things that I want to accomplish but but honestly the top. That bucket list is just be family and and really just kind of spending time there and I have. I've spent so much of my life worried about me and running all these and I have to do and now with two young kids. I just want to slow down. I want to have more balanced life. Speaking of that I saw you had some fun in the off. Season that Aspen. You and your daughter got to win a trophy isky trophy and Aspen. Tell me about that. Because there was a charitable in of as well. There was an honestly. I like joked since I had that moment next ranch with my daughter I feel like I'm one eight so it's maybe not the traditional look at an eighth championship but Noski Lot My daughter's really the past moments inability. It's amazing how well they ski. And there's a pro-am event that benefits local ski club there and the Aspen Valley Ski Club. And we've been in the event last few years but Ev Ski just amazing. Literally went undefeated through through the rounds It's a six person team and We made the finals among the shows with full. Did you make her do like a hat? And all that stuff after no no that would have been fun to put a thorough photos and I could. I could send. She wasn't overly comfortable with all the all the attention on our team and the pictures being taken them this season a lot of change coming different pieces of the schedule of the new downforce package at short tracks road courses. How much of an impact do you think that's going to make? I think it's a great great step in the right direction. I understand the mile and a half stuff. The reason the rules are there but short track is just so weird to go to Marksville and not able to catch and close in on some one. I mean you could a couple seconds back. You could run it three tenths faster than a car. You get to a stall out and that it was just all era to us in behind the wheel so I don't know I hope that it has a big impact in. We can show the fans what we felt like. You're feeling so we'll see how it translates on track but again going back to Martinsville in being irritate Martinsville essence supposed to have. Yeah it's like it's like something completely opposite of what you've had your whole lot. I mean we've seen cars go faster with the nose ripped off at Martinsville back in the day to actually slow down lose not what any of US wanted. Some some internal change with the team last season. So what did you take away from? Two Thousand Nineteen that you bring to twenty twenty now. Honestly I learned so much in the twenty eighteen in Chad. Ni- going our separate ways understanding just how important leadership role is in the race team and being part of the hiring process and fortunately the the difficulties of the firing process and then identifying cliff and bringing cliff along. I learned to walk through that much. Sure I handled it exactly how I wanted to but Certainly learned a lot and I look back on. Eighteen and nineteen is really really big USA. Growth from me for slain. Hopefully that will all be to a twenty one after multiple times winning the five hundred multiple championships. Seven looking for eight now. He's still get butterflies a little bit or is there at that moment when you're in the car and you're thinking while they offer that moments never changed honestly sitting in the car. Firing the engines. The five hundred is always a bit overwhelming. I think because we've been off for a few months and they were super bowl fire in the engines at the same butterflies in the same excitement that I did when I was eight years old. Kickstart my wife. That's part of that experience. I chased my whole life and still thankfully having stomach it in seven time. Champ Jimmy Johnson and you WANNA stick around a little bit later. We'll go into our forty eight stories segment with Jimmy and he'll talk about racing at Las Vegas Motor speedway as well as his visits there as a youngster but coming up NASCAR live goes presidential. Hey there is hall of fame driver. Rusty Wallace for blue EMU after spending nearly a quarter century in a race car. I know what it means to be banged up and bruised up. Spa spent walk. That's why reach for blue. Emu products support my muscles and joints blue EMU is known for quality and innovation and blue EMU is one of the few muscle and joint brands. 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Nascar fans were given a treat by having the president and first lady at the Daytona five hundred. It's not something that happens very often for more on NASCAR's history of presidential visits. Here's CNN's Jason. Toy over the weekend president. Donald Trump became only the fourth sitting president to attend a NASCAR race. He and the first lady were the grand marshals and gave the command the start the engines Daytona International speedway. We love our and it's truly an honor to be with all of you at the great American race. Gentlemen Start Your the first sitting president to visit a NASCAR race was Ronald Reagan. In one thousand nine hundred four it was the Pepsi. Four hundred at Daytona that day richer penny one is two hundred. Th Career Race overkill Yarborough. The president join 'em. Rn's net jared on the air. The talk about the race commodity hall is now a great pleasure and an honor to welcome President Ronald Reagan. Who has you know with an athlete himself in college and has a keen interest or on behalf of the people in motor racing network today kind of national speedway president? Reagan Welfare Net. I'm pleased to be here. This is real kick for me at the same time for myself. I'm kind of glad that I that I am broadcast this time. Having so much trouble trying to sort out WHO's on first NED. Jarrett remembers being asked to do the interview. I was so honored to get a call from bill. France was that both Ronald Reagan was coming to the race and that they would like for me to interviewing the boat. They had him yet. It was one of the VIP booze. And I was thrilled to death and scared to death to tell you the truth because you know the president of the United States and here. I'm going to be talking to him on there and of course immediately accepted the invitation in Nineteen ninety-two President George. H W Bush attended the Pepsi. Four hundred at Daytona on the fourth of July. It was the last race at Daytona for the King Richard Petty and so today on the fourth of July. This president comes not only to greet the American people and the fans here but this president comes to greet a King Richard. Tatty one of the great American's Richard. I'm proud to be at your side. Europe and Richard on the president shaking hands best razor. He's the president. I drive a race car. He can tell from the paper him. Rn's Winston Kelly was given the honor to talk with the president just before the command clearly one of my most memorable moments in life not just in racing that before the nineteen ninety-two firecracker four hundred Daytona. Who was Richard Petty's last race and Richard was a big Republican and they'd invited President Bush forty one to come down and be a part of it and back. Then when the Gentlemen Start Your engines was non we held a microphone so the Grand Marshal whose President Bush would say it in being working the middle area. Pit Road I got to do that. A lot and gotten a meet people like Ted Williams and folks like that so When it came time for all this to take place they had his area. I'll corden valve. And he was sitting in believe it was a Pontiac Bonneville pace car that he and Bill French junior we're sitting in and TV was gonNA show it but they weren't planning to interview him or be a part of it because they had a policy back then if they didn't give the other party equal time you know they didn't do that. So it's all cordoned off and already been cleared and told I could just walk up to the car so they're sitting in the car and I went around to the driver's side where Bill Junior was asking. You know with Shit. I just hold the microphone through there and he kind of looked at me like you know not go around to the other side. He's he's okay so I go around to the other side of the car and kneel down and here I'm talking to the president and then somebody came up and said they want you to do it from standing outside the car so he got out of the car and bill junior came around and there was a little bit of delay from the TV standpoint super probably for about three or four minutes. It felt like an eternity. I'm standing there talking to the president of the United States and the President. Askar and I've been on him Orient for about four years and I'm like what does it fit in this picture at standing to the immediate right of the president is our Winston Kelly who will be alongside to get the words on the Mr microphones a matter of fact Winston. You and the president chatting things up and checking your wristwatches. Now we're just about Fifteen or twenty seconds away from the start of this Pepsi. Four hundred Winston. It's all yours. Just a few seconds away correct and The president going up to my neck of the woods in North Carolina to fight North Carolina per event this afternoon and now being introduced by the President of NASCAR Mr Bill France. Junior the words that we've been waiting for Gentlemen Start Your engines and in two thousand four President George W Bush attended the Daytona five hundred. It was the first time a sitting president was present at the great American race. This time the commander in chief join Barney Hall and the booth before the starts. Another special element has been added to the Daytona five hundred this afternoon that has just stepped into our booth the president of the United States George Bush. Welcome to Daytona survey. Thank you sir. It's it's an unbelievable feeling to be here. I saw you down on pit road talking with some drivers down there and it you're the Armed services are very well represented with with cars in our division. Now well I tell Ya. NASCAR NASCAR FANS car owners support the United States military. And I know our troops really appreciate and former. Mr In president. David Hi it was there that day. We knew wanted to talk with him and we asked if we talk to them and they said yes but we didn't know literally until about an hour before broadcast when we were going to get. We got him at the worst possible time. They wanted to give the command. Then bring him up and having come straight to our air right when we're building to the start of the race and the green flag it as we got up on the air we were We were there and they told him for five minutes. Five minutes went by seven minutes. Went by and we're coming to the green. And Barney convinces President Bush that he needs to call the race to the green nanny does and he's clearly not the broadcaster that our team was Or that perhaps one of his predecessors Reagan was Who did sports broadcasting but nonetheless he he made the call attain. What we'd like you to do if you would like to do it when they come off. Turn to reform that pace car hits pit road. Would you like to say here? They come to the green forest sure. He pinched me when we all right pace car about to ease off onto pit road right now. Forty three of the best stock car drivers in the world about a thousand feet away from the start finish line and the call the star of the Daytona five hundred the president of the United States George Bush. Here they come to the grain to hear more stories about these historical events check out. Marin dot com latest podcast series called fifty years. The Voice of Nascar next Jason. On the way. We'll get a preview of Vegas this weekend and later. Brendan gone joins us. Seven-point REINFORCED NYLON HARNESS CARBON FIBRE head and neck restraint. Chick thermoplastic nylon window wedding check. Nascar uses innovative technology to protect their drivers. Shouldn't you do the same to protect your Wifi network with xfinity x? Y. Advance security. Your X Y gateway safeguards off vices on your home network. So if it's connected it's protected by security check xfinity official partner of NASCAR VISIT XFINITY DOT COM to learn more than nineteen ninety-three season had more than its fair share of twists and turns checkered flags waving a look in my mirror and here of earn right on my tail and he goes down low the past and I said oh no you don't swallow spent. His car goes on your stories that you've never heard before in the ten part series called the nineteen ninety-three season and baby was behind me and we came up corner and there's a gas standing in the middle of racetrack. You can download for free on I tunes and R. Dot Com Right. Now we'll preview the pennzoil four hundred weekend at Las Vegas Motor speedway next. This IS NASCAR. Live on the motor racing network. The Voice of Nascar. This is NASCAR. Live now back to what he came back and ask our live this weekend. The NASCAR series moves to the Las Vegas Motor speedway for the pennzoil four hundred. It's the first time we experienced the schedule. Changes for the twenty twenty season headed out to the west coast immediately following Daytona. Kevin Harvick is a fan of moving the West Coast swing further up on the calendar. I think there's a lot of good news at the schedule this year. You know I think as as you look at Getting out to the West Coast. We've always it's always kinda dicey and in Atlanta just given that you know three more weeks Four more weeks to to kind of swing The weather hopefully in a in a positive direction. more consistently Getting out to the West Coast. Obviously it's You know it's it's tough on the teams You know to get everything. Prepared headed in the right direction. And if you have something going wrong and you're very minimal Time to To to try to you know work on things. So it's I'm excited about getting out there. The West Coast swing kind of gives you an idea of where we are especially in Vegas Going back there for for the champion or you know for the playoffs. So you know give you good place to to Kinda reference where you are kyle. Larson has three top five finishes at Las Vegas still maintains. He isn't sure how to raise their. I don't really know how to raise with his package now. And everybody's got their stuff a little bit better. I don't know the top got going so good to me Last time that I assume that we'll be able to run the top just as fast And I think you know three or four we get really hot and slick so I would like handling from play. Choson get your teams with better setup. Car We'll be fast rookie. Contender Tyler. Radic is very excited to get out to the west coast. But he's aware that it's going to be worked to get the car right. Yeah very I'm very excited and curious. I mean this not just GonNa be magical faster. Rafi the balance right to fair where he wanted to be. You know propped up trimmed out. Whatever you we'll we gotta figure out what that's going to look like for us but it's it's really hard even at practice these days even at those tracks fairly have um because so many people show up with so many different things but so you just have to wait till Sunday. But meanwhile we're GONNA do everything we can. We get to Vegas to go with what we feel like. It's going to be the best for us in the Daytona. Five hundred pole sitter Ricky stenhouse. Junior likes being on the West Coast and feels more confident about racing with the rules package going in the year number two with it. Yeah Leeann I ENJOY THE WEST. Coast swing I love. I Love Las Vegas. Fontana I feel like is a great underrated race. Track and In Phoenix I've had success there and and ran well but as of Lleida. We haven't been that good at Phoenix but I enjoy. Just being the son of California and Phoenix. Vegas can be a little windy and chilly. Tom's but you never know we all learned What we needed in our race cars to to run better and to run closer to the cars in front of you Into compete at a higher level and I think all that kind of evolved over the course of the season and now that we're going into year two with kind of the same package. I feel like that other race. Them continue to get better. Almost Brian Breeze is hoping to continue his momentum after a solid showing in the Daytona five hundred despite a crash in the closing laps. He says the sooner they get their car right on mile and a half tracks better. They're set up for the season absolutely. I think it's important to find speed at all intermediates if you pretty solid at at one or two. You're you're going to pretty much. Make that transition the most of them some of them at least as far as how some of Margaret wise but now to find out coming up next Brendan gone will join the show and later. We'll have forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson. 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The look when when Ralph Ingalls Stat the late roughing Staten Richie Klein when they talked. My Dad was there early on when they were talking about it and and they talked about taking this piece of dirt where we raced off road cars. And they're going to build this big thing and we're talking ninety five ninety six these meetings going on. It's like really. We're starting to get bigger but it wasn't you know you didn't think about it being in Vegas and Professional Sports in Vegas. Everybody Kinda went at the time. Sporting wasn't really the big thing as far as the biggest entertainment in the world so they bought into it and even they all said you know what let's do it and if they built a beautiful race track. F- years later Putin Smith buys it puts that beautiful garage in their makes this an entertainment race where they've got showgirls and live bands and the infield and it was a big deal and my dad early on realize what it was the biggest sporting event in vegas like the biggest event we had as a town. It was huge. And we've been trying to fight and scratch and for a second date and we got a second date and if there's a place they can do it it's Vegas so for me the Las Vegas businessman and local. We've bought into this thing years ago. Alex we love the Racing Nascar fans in Vegas loved the racing. Look how many race car drivers are from Las Vegas? You know okay I suck. I mean I never became anything really great. But you've got Kyle Busch Kurt Busch. You've got no Gregson coming up. You have the allegiant airlines racing team which had spencer racing for a while and now. Spencer runs their program but they've own their own race team. They're Vegas residents you've got Riley herbs coming up now no Gregson coming up. Now you got superstars from the future being groomed vegas hotbed. There's you realize there is not any other town in America. That has as many champions in Nascar Stars Than Las Vegas us. He says Spencer and Their Race Team that Spencer Gallagher G. M. S. Racing's what he's referring to okay but but Las Vegas a lot of people have visited Las Vegas whether it's for a convention whether just a little vacation people don't realize that is a booming place for people to live. This is a big place which now I think the sports world beginning to embrace that you mentioned this the second date. Nascar race there. We've got the raiders town. Obviously the National Hockey League Zehr Professional Baseball's or not major league maybe yet but professional baseball is there the professional bull riders. Are there everything that is top notch? Sports is now going to vegas as town. That knows how to follow trends in the one thousand nine hundred. Vegas wasn't adult playground right. You had all the shows on the Strip. Were were topless reviews and very adult oriented in the nineties. It became more kid friendly place and the town went kid-friendly we built the MGM was built and they built an amusement park with circus circus. Adventure Dome Roller coasters. And all these things and then vegas went back to being a little more. Not Quite as adult as it was in the seventies and eighties. But more you know what the kids stuff didn't make us as much money. Let's go back to what made us money. And we went after Broadway plays and big time. Production shows with the cirque shows and everything. Now what is the biggest form of entertainment in the world? Sports Sports is the biggest business. So Vegas doesn't drop those trends. We suckered the raiders into coming to Las Vegas. We built an arena on personally one of the worst pieces you could ask for but they built an NFL stadium. Right in the dead center of the resort corridor and now we have this beautiful facility. That's going to have the football team there. That's going to have. We're going to have the super bowl one day. We're going to have even bigger concerts than we already. Have Vegas rides trends? They just move. The you said professional baseball there. The Las Vegas fifty ones. The fifty one's invented a stadium. That's been there since nineteen Ho. God there was like nineteen seventy nine eighty two or something that's been a you know a AAA ballclub forever. They built the Hughes. Exact corporations built a core GIS May. It's not a major league baseball saying but it's one of the top three stadiums in AAA baseball up in Summerlin Nevada. Because sports is too big now and they're selling out AAA games. Nhl came. Oh my God you never thought it would work now. Nhl Nfl's there you talk about. Maybe Major League baseball coming. I think the biggest driver now though is when we grew up Alex. And you've been around the sport with mealtime. Yeah saying the word gambling almost got. You tackled and Hog tied and put a gag ball in your mouth. Don't say that word now. We Talk I I. I just got done doing the gone racing show. It's a betting show on Sundays. Me and people stony have the fancy racing show Vegas embraced it now. The world is embracing it and Keely for us. Nascar has embraced it. And that's a huge thing for sport. Brendan gone joining us here. You mentioned the moneymaking. You bring up the gambling. Obviously gambling is synonymous with Las Vegas and whether people wanted to talk about it or not. It was taboo. I think that quite a bit gambling is now what it is and people can say what they want but fantasy racing is a form of gambling. Listen when they asked me if I wanted to do a fantasy racing show on Sirius? Xm Yeah just gambling NASCAR and that and they go. No it's fantasy and I go. Yeah it's gambling NASCAR like nobody's fantasy. I'm like yeah I got it I can do it the world though we grew up in a world there were twenty years ago. I almost lost a ride because somebody even mentioned the fact about my family's history that was like I couldn't even talk about it now. We have the studio the Vegas Data and information network is a glass box in the middle of our Casino and Sports Book that beautiful. It's unheard of Alex. Like now other places are doing it now. They're jumping in it. Everybody's doing it nascar embrace this early. When when NASCAR came they were the first professional sport other than boxing to come to Las Vegas and Nascar said you know what that's fine? Put Bets up on your board way. We're worried about the team staying in casinos and doing it. They they never. They knew that our sport didn't have to worry about that stuff so they've they've embraced it now even more so. Kansas has a casino out of turn to right on the facility. Nascar just now. It's a huge pen. Gaming of last year they announced the deal and I can't remember which bet betting site they didn't Nascar's coming out with their own in game fantasy betting APP so you can bet during the race change when the stages end. Nascar is the sport that has the biggest upside from the betting standpoint football. It's been happening forever it's saturated yeah. It'll gain more more places that are legal. It'll gain more that you'll see more legally bet but it's already been illegally bet for decades. Nascar now is going to have the biggest uptick because now as fans go wait. Wait wait. I can bet. And they're going to be heart betters. Which is the Best I love Kyle? Larson I'm going to bet on. Kyle Larson you know. This is GonNa be people that just bet with their hearts and it's going to be awesome and as a businessman businessman. That's a good thing. Well we let our hearts because normally the heart doesn't do as well as the head but the main thing is it's available now and the ways it's available we've come up with ways to make racing fun to bet group matchups. Were you pick for people? You don't have to win the race. Now you're picking a race. It's a forty man horse race. It's really hard to pick a winner but you can do top three. You can do group match ups. You can do head to head matchups. You've made it where now in the old days if it's a boring race man you're watching the guy lead by thirty seconds like. Oh this sucks. Guess what now go to sixteenth and seventeenth. And I'M GONNA show you Chris. Buscher Austin Dillon. Ty Dillon and and Almost at Elliott Sadler and Tyler rettig their group F. That's the big money for somebody. Somebody has five hundred bucks on a plus two eighty on tyler radic to win that group and there's five to go. You can have drama in sixteenth place. It makes television. Go better makes eyeballs WANNA watch longer and in the end. What does that do mean? Sponsors want to be here it brings us all up. The rising tide floats every boat. Hire Well said also you Mitch in Las Vegas as a city keeps up with the trends. All Right South Point Hotel Casino. It's great to keep up but you also want to be a leader. What are you guys doing to try to separate yourself and be the leaders in these trends? We were the first ones to put a television studio insider casino. We've we when the laws started changing. We got really lucky. That I'm a guy that you might have heard of once or twice some guy named Brent Musburger via small-time Guy Brent musburger built the visa network and he wanted to do it in the south point and he got a typical Michael. Gone deal a lifetime lease for one dollars a year and okay It's it's a typical. It's a great Michael. Gone that great businessman that he is give it away and and look but it started it started a phenomenon in Las Vegas and in the country that now we can talk about these things. They're a twenty four seven network. Now that talks all day. Long Sports. Betting doesn't matter what it is NASCAR included. That's one of the biggest things. And then we also were were the only Rena with the world's largest or country's largest indoor equestrian center so we just we have our niche. We work well in our niche and my father as much as I'd love it hates pains me to say it but when you're lucky so many times in a row you kind of have to start saying you might be good. I think Michael God's got a career in this he does I think Brennan Gone has occurs. Well speaking of career you're driving career. You've said twenty twenty will be your last year as a racecar. When he's seventeen was my last year. Ten Twenty Twenty S my last year of being just having fun and going on vacation. So what's next for Brendon? Got Obviously based off everything. You said you're going to still have a footprint in the sport of NASCAR racing may be just a different realm. Well I just. I'm not going to come and play in the NASCAR world anymore. I've had a great career. If you told me in nineteen ninety-seven that I've even been have half the career I had. I'd be honored so look busy already. Got City Light. Shine my moonshine company. That old NASCAR official. Mike Dolan is my distiller. We're out there and it started to do well. I got a cleaning company. I have two casinos in in Mesquite Nevada that I run for my family so I am busy enough as it is and then I have two children and we are starting to. Bmx big time and it's time for their area there era for me to start doing it with them. But I'll always be driving I race mile road stuff. I won the Baja thousand last year. Which for our family is is big to us as the Daytona five hundred. Everybody around here and I might go if I can lose some weight. Yes I need to lose some weight. Go figure I said that on there. I'm okay with it I'd love to get back. Maybe some sports cars have two bucket list races that I still WanNa get to. And they are Paris to car which I was almost pulled the trigger on this year but I will make sure most likely and and so I wanna do those two still got lucile. Wait to get to the mall. What's the magic number weight? Wise that you need to lose. I can lose about if I can get back to about two. Oh five two hundred. I'd be happy you can do that. Oh I I can do it. The question is how much effort I'm going to put into it. You know as you get older. It wasn't as easy when I was twenty five to lose twenty pounds so now it's going to take a little more effort brandon all the best. Thanks for so much and look forward to to what's next for you. Brinton gone always appreciate it. Mr Haden Sir. That's Brendan Gone and Alex. Hayden on the way next forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson. And later we'll take you back to this week. In Nascar History Jake was in big trouble with the IRS code. How much ninety two thousand dollars out the IRS left no room for Jacob Breathe? They put a lien on. My House. Took all the money out of my bank account. Took on the out of my paychecks so it was a nightmare. He needed help fast. I figured that all these companies were the same until I called federal tax management. You could just tell the knew what they were talking about right. Then and there. I felt like I had some hope. Stop the liens. Levies and garnishments fast and qualify for one of several special IRS programs that could reduce or even eliminate your tax debt. So now to go for Jake. They hit what they said they would do. They came through for me. I ended up saving unbelievable amount. I was so jazzed I was extremely happy. If you owe more than ten thousand dollars in back taxes take Jake's advice get federal tax management to phone call. If they helped me they can help anybody. Call the federal tax management hotline. Now eight hundred two four two seventeen zero six eight hundred two four two seven zero six eight hundred two four to seventeen zero six. This is forty eight stories with Jimmy. Johnson Jimmy Johnson has a long history of racing in the Las Vegas area. I love coming back here. I spent so much time here in my young years racing racing dirt bikes in the Henderson. Area the nationals were replaced over there for the AMATEUR DIRT. Bike racers Literally across the street is where the The starts finish in the main pit area for the mid. Four hundred was which seems a lot of tires in in worked in pit for many years and then also competed in a few. The mid. Four hundred's myself so biggest has been great to me in racing and really kind of growing up on the west coast Racing hub so when this track was built here hope to race on it. And it certainly had my success tracking. Enjoy out here. This has been forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson. Now back to what he can do. You want to tweak as we feature a new story from the seven-time champion Jimmy Johnson. Before we wrap up this week's show. Suzy Armstrong has this week in Nascar. History this week. We flash back to the days of Thunder Nineteen Ninety. Bonnie Raitt swept the thirty second grammy awards scooping up best album. Top Pop and rock female vocalist honors. Morgan Freeman was up on the wheel with Jessica Tandy in the Academy Award winning hit driving Miss Daisy and Dale earnhardt seemed to be out on a country cruise until a cut tire on the final lap ended. Daytona five hundred glory to unlikely Victor Derek. Apple APP go still earnhardt now stretching isley. Buy Another car like overkill. Nobody can't go peter. Close the tyrant turnover three Derek. Down the inside Terry. The Vanni Second Guess Dale Earnhardt slides back into the fourth position off the corner. It's derrick pope but here comes the body. He looks to the inside. Derek Cope covers the spot. Her Heart's not a factor. Here Co pulled off the challenge of poppy. Derek Cohen wins the Daytona five hundred in a remarkable upshot our the way nineteen ninety-six collective soul rules the globe with the number one rock song the world. I know Ted. Turner Seals a seven point. Five billion dollar deal merging the Cable News. Network and sports illustrated launching a new sports channel. Cnn SL and Dale Jarrett's union with Robert Yates racing proved to be fruitful again in Daytona as the second generation driver held off Dale Earnhardt to claim his second win in the great American rates. That offensive trucks down the inside of the racetrack. Everybody's shuffling till the end side to the outside but there's no lane Dale Jarrett driving for the wave of the Daytona five hundred. Here's earnhardt looking. Low four jared blocks earnhardt books. Why Jared is? They're coming to the line. The winner of the Thirty Eighth Daytona five hundred Dale Jarrett two thousand seven Rodney Atkins views life from the top of the country charts with the hit watching you. Pop Star Britney Spears shaves her head sports a new tattoo and says yes. Yes yes to Rehab. After family intervenes. And Kevin Harvick intruded on Mark Martin's dominant day at the forty ninth Daytona. Five hundred beating the veteran stockcar as to the line in one of the closest finishes in five hundred history. Watch here comes. Kevin Harvick draws even with Mark Martin side by side for the race leader for the win warden. Dog Law Kevin Harvick wheel. The wheel spins how Bush spins Kansas spins but here comes the race to the Daytona. Five hundred victory at the stripe. Kevin Harvick fits it by inches comes out of nowhere and Kevin Harvick is who's pals in the seventh Daytona five hundred winner and those are just some of the events from this week in NASCAR history. Thanks susie special thanks to Denny. Hamlin Brendan Gone and the cast and crew of the motor racing network. We're back with you this coming Friday night from Las Vegas Motor speedway for the NAS car gander. Rv and outdoors truck series. The strat two hundred comes your way at eight thirty pm eastern time Friday night until next week. I'm what he came filling in for Mike Bagley. We'll see you right back here. Nascar live is a production of the motor racing network with studios in Concord North Carolina and was brought you by Huila on the road in the air and around the world. We'll instructed to be seen trusted to be heard and trusted to perform and by Blue Blue News family of products supports healthy muscles and joints is family owned and made here in America. It works fast. 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Breaking: Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR Team Owners

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01:35 min | Last month

Breaking: Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR Team Owners

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on got some breaking news for you ended involves Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan I'm going to read his tweet eleven years ago I met Michael Jordan at then Charlotte Bob cats game and we became fast friends not long after I joined the Jordan brand as their first. Nascar athlete our friendship has grown over the years and now are ready to take it. To the next level tonight I am excited to announce that Michael Jordan and I are starting a new single car. Nascar Cup series team for twenty twenty one deciding on a driver was easy. It had to be bubba Wallace. Baba has shown tremendous improvement since joining cup series and we believe he is ready to take his career to a higher level. He deserves the opportunity to compete for race wins. And our team will make sure that he has the resources to do just that off the track. Baba has been a loud voice for Change in our sport and our country Michael Jordan and I support him fully in those efforts and stand beside him more details about the team will be released at a later date. But for now, I remain focused on winning a championship for my number eleven fedex. Toyota, Joe Gibbs racing team this season and the years ahead huge huge repercussions as Michael Jordan enters the sport of NASCAR as a CO owner with driver Denny Hamlin with bubble wallace as their driver as to who they're partnering with probably. Joe. Gibbs racing what the number is, what the sponsors will be. This is going to be interesting like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap like us.

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Daily - Pocono Double Cup Series Recap Harvick & Hamlin Win

The Final Lap

02:00 min | 4 months ago

Daily - Pocono Double Cup Series Recap Harvick & Hamlin Win

"The final lap with Kerry. Murphy is is on. A double header of Nascar Cup series racing went down over the weekend from Pocono Raceway, which was on the original schedule this way for twenty twenty on Saturday Kevin Harvick picked up his very first career. Win at Pocono over Pocono Ace Denny. Hamlin that's a lot of Pocono. Everybody from Stuart House racing has has done a great job. We've had really fast cars every time we come to Pocono just. Just hadn't got to victory lane so definitely awesome to get to victory lane today with with our Bush beer board, and it's really proud of all the men women at Stewart hops racing or everything that they're doing. We're bringing really fast. Race parts of the racetrack under really tough circumstances, and the best part is. We're capitalizing on them and and getting vicar lane so definitely definitely proud of everybody. Everybody talks Harvick's third win of the season fifty second career, and at this point of the weekend tied Denny Hamlin for the points lead, who also had wins? I say had because on Sunday. It was the same. Do drivers just different outcome this time Kevin Harvick ends up second. Denny Hamlin grabs his sixth through win at Pocono. Ties most all time with Jeff Gordon in the record books it's. It's his fourth win of the season and Harvick as mentioned, finished second followed by Eric Jones Chase Elliott, and Eric Merola rounding out the top five fourth of July weekend is coming up this weekend, and on the schedule for the NASCAR Cup series. The brickyard Indianapolis Motor speedway. I, this is Kevin Harvick is halen. My Nascar News on the final with Kerry Murphy the final lap with Kerry Murphy. Music. Fans do your part to help those in need with Rockford. Relief on July third ROCKFORD. Relief is an online event to benefit feeding America with the effects of Corona virus, fifty million Americans, including eighteen million children are facing hunger and wheel, raising awareness with help from friends like Alice Cooper Joe Sandra Yanni Gavin Rosedale. Corey. Taylor and many more logon enjoy the show and donate what you came for. Info head to rock for relief dot net.

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Ep. 212: Chris Gabehart on iRacing with Denny Hamlin and resuming the 2020 season

NASCAR on NBC

32:13 min | 6 months ago

Ep. 212: Chris Gabehart on iRacing with Denny Hamlin and resuming the 2020 season

"Welcome SOOTHING ASPIRIN C podcast. I'm your who's Ryan our guest. Today is Chris Gabe Heart Kerchief for Denny Hamlin's number eleven Fedex Toyota. Chris is in his second season with Denny last year. They reached the championship. Round in addition to winning the Daytona five hundred together. They stayed unbeaten in the Great American race to start twenty twenty as well but then a month into the season all that momentum was halted by the Kovic Nineteen pandemic. Which of course is put life on pause not just for. Nascar but for all of us as we know it in the meantime of course there is. I racing the Pro Invitational Series continues this Sunday Dover on Fox. Nfs One and the INDYCAR. I recent challenge will conclude Saturday with the series finale at Indianapolis Motor speedway. That'll be on at two thirty PM. Eastern on NBC `Send Denny. Hamlin won the opening race of the pro invitational at homestead Miami. Speedway he's a very accomplished. I racing driver and team owner and his crew. Chief also has a history in I racing and real Racing Chris. Gay Part was a super late model. Racer of some renown and one prestigious race in Nashville before he got into crew chief full-time. He remains an avid. I racing fan on the side. Owns Assim Rig and has been practicing on I racing lately with Denny in this conversation. You're about to hear Chris. Great insight into how drivers and Kuchis Cup can use. I racing to stay sharp together during this extended layoff from racing and for those who recall the last episode in which Parker Klugman and I talked about the wonders of twitch. Chris Gephardt has a very interesting perspective. He's learned a lot about his driver. Denny Hamlin by watching his which channel. It's fascinating stuff and I think you'll enjoy hearing a crew. Chief describe learning something new about his driver before we get started. This is now the second time I've taped podcast using video conferencing. The audio again turned out. Really well I think but there were a couple of glitches when the laptop was using made. Ding so apologies for that and especial thanks to Lisa Hughes Candy at Toyota Racing. Pr Who ensured. I had a backup recording just in case and also coordinated this conversation. Thanks TO LISA so we'll get to the conversation with Chris Gebhardt right after this today. New problems need new. Thinking with IBM retailers are turning to the cloud to restock shelves more quickly. Teachers are working with the eye to rethink the classroom. Let's put smart to work. See how IBM is helping at. Ibm Dot Com Slash Cova Nineteen Chris. Thanks for being a guest here on the NASCAR and be podcast and welcome. Thanks for being here. Hey thanks for having me so I wanted to talk to you about this. I racing phenomenon. I understand that Denny Hamlin. Obviously we've been watching him win and compete on a regular basis in the pro invitational series for NASCAR. But I understand that you've been involved in the background as well there. Tell us about what you've been doing. Yeah so involved in the background at a highly technical level in IRA's in probably not he's got some Highest average drivers on his team. That definitely have helped him with the INS and outs of how to be competitive in that space. But definitely I enjoy playing as well and dinovite communicated about a fair amount and even played together some but for totally different reasons than what you might see on Sunday. He's got a pretty dedicated staff. That helps him be fast on Sundays. There so what are you doing then. During course of the race or or the run up to a race to help him out so for Denny and I really would would provide is a better communication platform between what he might fight on in an actual race the actual track Versus what what it is that the game might be telling him and therefore me. Because I'm allowed to play with him so you know when we do dr together whether it be in a practice or whatever we can we can communicate What it is that. He's feeling There that may or may not correlate to real life so I believe dovers coming up next so you can talk about how the the fall off into the corners at Dover. We really take that big jump and land the corner at Dover and Allah Car reacts when it lands through the air as being real or not in the pop up out of the corner at Dover and what that feels like versus real life. And as the track rubbers up. You know I racing does a really good job of modelling all that stuff very very accurately so it provides a way for Heenan communicate. That's more than just words What the driving background that I have I can I can get in there and drive with him and he can help communicate to me what that feels like in real life and how accurate that. Israel's a how often are you guys Driving those practice racist during a week. It's it's not been a lot but to me. This is a this is a more broad tool honestly. I've had a rig myself for for years now and one of the reasons I bought it other than it's a Lotta Fun and different cars and tracks and stuff that you can do that. I- racing does a great job of allowing you to become a off road racer for a day or what's it like to Formula One race at this track or all kinds of great stuff that we'd never have an opportunity to It allows for so the fun side of it is the obvious part but to me. They're they're modeling is so good that it allows me to go to these tracks during the week while we're racing and and just get a feel for get acclimated to Charlotte okay. What's he going to be fighting in TERM ONE AT CHARLOTTE? It's got this awkward set of bumps getting into one that really makes the car get light until the splitter settles down and loads the car up and okay yeah I got it. That's what he's going to be complaining about their that kind of thing weekend week out is is a tool that I use personally and gives us each other when needed so. This is another example of your background as a driver. Then helping you as a crew chief. You mentioned that you've had this rig for years and I know you've got the late model driving background. Tell us a little about how much you drove. How much success she had and how that helps you in in getting involved in Irish this way. Yeah so you know. I'm I'm raised since I mean. Gosh I'm turning thirty nine here on a couple of weeks. I've raced for competitively at a regional level or higher for twenty eight years. Now which is insane to say it makes me sound old. From from go. Carts the Usak open-wheel mid midgets on the pavement side to To super late models at a regional and national level I had I've been driving since I was eleven years old and and quit full nine years ago now so A lot of experience. Certainly the most relatable to Danny and I would be the super late model side of things and how it helps me with. I racing is I've been to a lot of these tracks. A super late model that I can also run a super late model racing in validated for myself. That man this is really realistic. They've done a great job modeling. This is a lot like what the cars drive like. So as a personal validation and then Dinnie can do the same on the Cup side of things at certain tracks that we go to say. Yeah this is really realistic. So then that allows me to get in there with him and and go driving a particular track and say okay. I know from my background. That you know they modeled a lot of things correctly in Denny's telling me up. This is a lot what feels like so that provides us the foundation that we need to really talk a lot more detail than words can provide. And so you've had this I- racing rig Chris since Well before you became the eleven crew chief than you said. You've had yeah. I've had it for almost four years. Now Yeah and and I played it longer longer than that on and off but I've had it for the better part of four years really really when I moved into the crew role Ajay Gr with On extending decide I honestly bought it as a tool to to help. Enhance my ability to communicate with the drivers. And it's not. It's not that I that I use it every week or that. You know any of my driver's ever even knew I was doing it. But it just provides me with little extra detail to understand what it is that they may be fighting at one truck or another. Tell me about your real life. Success in your eye racing success. How many how? Many victories in the super late model side in real life. How many victories and I- racing on the supermodel side. Yeah so so. My my biggest claim to fame and super late model racing would be winning all American. Four hundred at Nashville. Which is you know. An iconic super late model race of had a lot of success at the winchester. Four hundred never won it Won the Super Series Championship Which is a kind of regional touring series championship. One of the bigger in the country these days and You know been defy flag several times in weren't random snowball derby a lot of that kind of stuff The I racing side of things because again. My job actually is very busy. So I don't Wanna I don't WanNA portray that I have thirty hours a week. The dedicate the IRA thing by any stretch so the racing side of things. I haven't done a ton of on I racing. It's more about gadget. Oranim practicing on the tracks and maybe jumping in a race or two here there for fun until recently I. I have done a little bit more of the racing just because we got so much time our hands right now and it's it's the thing to do but for the most part I use. I racing as a tool to further minor standing so practicing not really competing to try to them or yeah I mean I do jumping races here or there but but for the most part. It's a work tool I promise. Make sure coach Joe. Here's that so Each race that they've had in the invitational series. Have you been able to run like one? Practice race at that track with Denny not not always with denny but I do try to jump in at each track and And get a feel for what it is. They might be fighting. He'll send me the actual setup that they're going to raise them you know. It just provides me opportunity to say okay. I've been there and done it and you know if it ever comes up he and I can talk about Moving forward it. Obviously you know. We're looking at some pretty interesting times. Where schedules and and event formats could be. So I think you're gonNA see crew chiefs and drivers get really creative with how they they prep for these races and a lot of drivers while he's not one of them have experienced racing for the first time in any amount of detail and they're realizing that it could be a tool that we could use over the coming months to help us get prepared for the actual event. I mean it's actually that realistic and while you won't be paying attention to set up specific things getting rests prior to the race where you may not practice or qualify will be a big deal. Yeah and certainly for for you guys Chris. I mean you and Danny had such success last year but people might forget. That was on your first season of working together as driver crew chief. You're only four races really into your second season. So what areas do you feel like? You guys are still working on communicating and talking through changes on the radio and and how can I racing? Maybe help make that a little bit easier when we do go back to the track for real. Yeah that's good question so obviously towards the end the last year The last fifteen or twenty aces season. We really hit our striving. We started coming back to these tracks for a second time which was as much as anything about me. Having a notebook built about the track that I had been to the first time okay. Here's the things that we would do. Different it really started to pay dividends the second half of the season during the off season And now with this other unexpected. All season a lot of that momentum has has been broken so you try to get back into the routine of. Here's the things that we were doing. Well Daytonas. Its own animal and we went to a few different racetracks and in the was starting to build that chemistry again. And now we've got this big break again and now we're going into a totally different way racing for the next month or two so really. It's going to be a lot about who can find their footing again. in terms of momentum and certainly for. Som- I think I think I racing will will provide a a tool for a lot of the drivers. And maybe even some of the crew guys to help relate and get their feedback on in in the pool so to speak of okay. This is how we need to do this moving forward because it's it appears as if with the schedule there there might not be practice at a lot of these races right. Oh just be qualifying race. And that's it. Yeah that's what that's what I'm hearing so again while the setup side of things We have a lot of really expensive simulation tools that CRV and JR has afforded this to sharpen over the years. I racing really can't compete at that level. But that's just the setup side. It doesn't necessarily put the driver in the loop and it certainly isn't as accessible as I racing for the crew chiefs in the engineers and and that kind of thing so anything you can do to foster communication of an and try to get a leg up on the competition given the the new environment is is certainly going to be valuable and you know what we all would like practice at the racetrack. We're going to have to improvise and figure out what's the best way to do it right. I. I don't Know How much you've paid attention to how what's going on with the Indycar side of things with indycar racing challenge. But it's been interesting to me that on that side. The engineers and the strategists have been involved during the week with drivers. They plot fuel strategy. They talk about handling while they're running practice laps. It sounds like that isn't happening as much on the NASCAR side specifically Denny's Denny's Kinda got his own support staff and system is kind of difference between NASCAR and Indycar there. Maybe Y- yeah it. It certainly seems that there is I can't honestly justify whether or not there should be To be fair you know I I believe you can learn something anyway you anyway you choose to learn so the fact that those guys are still working together and and You know working strategy and trying to benefit from it in any way that they can aside from having fun one involved share is. I take my hats off to them. I think that's really cool and it seems like it hasn't sort of taken the same level of seriousness on the NASCAR side. But I certainly pay close attention to in in doing my stuff on the side. Like we've talked about just to make sure. I can relate to them. I one thing that I will say it's been really need is the twitch broadcast that a lot of these drivers are doing in. Denver in particular. I have really enjoyed watching that as much more than the race for me personally because it allows me to evaluate how he works in more than just A. I'm watching the eleven cargo around the race track in every now and then he sees the button up talks to me. I visually can watch how he thinks what he looks at how he reacts it just gives me a whole new aspect for what it is kind of kind of getting to visit. Insider Denny. Hamlin's mind while he's doing the real deal. Which is it's as close to it as it could be without without fear side of it. He's obviously not worried about crashing into a wall one hundred ninety mile an hour but you you're really experienced what it is that that he's going through and how he thinks. And you know what we do is largely about communication and psychology and understanding. What's going on with your driver's mind and vice versa. And that's been a really neat aspect that I that I didn't realize I would get out of this going into. I'm glad you brought that up Chris because I feel like that is a window into the drivers that not just us but all of us have really gotten we've never had before. I agree with you that the twitter streams fascinating to me. It's it's the helmets off and being able to see that focus and concentration intensity that we can't see that within in car camera when the helmet's are on right. Yeah that's A. that's a rare thing like you. You won't get to see that ever again. I I think and I hope that NASCAR's maybe gonNA learn something from it because I do think it's neat to have that level of access accessibility but the drivers are going to be taking their helmets or suits off anytime anytime soon. So you know you still necessarily be able to see into the rise and really soak in what it is that they're experiencing at any given second but I do think there's a lot to be learned from the industry. I think it seems to me. The fans have enjoyed that level of accessibility. What's impressed you the most about watching Guinea from that perspective and the way he manages a race. And you said you've just noticed the way. He's he's doing things during the race. What what's impressed you the most about that? Any of your great drivers can can do what they do at a very high level very naturally it just comes natural. It's not something. They really have to work at their processing speed. Mentally is just lights out fast at one hundred ninety mile an hour. They're able to process what's going on what they need to do. Next very quickly and looking inside of his eyes I used a specific example last year after we won Bristol and I think in some of these interviews. He told you that he was setting up the pass onto Benedetto thirty or so laps to go and knew exactly how he was going to do it and again from my from my driving background and I- racing help solidify that that is impressive Bristol. Things are happening so fast and what they're doing is so hard people don't understand just how hard it is to do but to have that mental awareness to still be able to think through every level of detail about how you're GonNa go about a pass thirty laps in advance while doing what is so incredibly difficult. It is fascinating And I really wish I really hope all of our fans understand just how hard that is. So the twitch stream really gives you a whole another level of now. I can see in his eyes. I can watch when he's looking in the mirror and when he's not and you know I can watch how he reacts when he hits a bad corner or if he hits good corner or some of the physical cues that you know he's not saying these things Pushing the button on the radio and in real world. But I'm getting to see everything he might say or thing in these twitch stream so it's nuanced stuff. I can't give specifics but it's definitely been cool. He and I talked about that a little bit. Some in the early part of this and he's like man. I have no idea what I look like. When I'm driving. Yeah he said I never even thought about again. It's been really cool to watch. It has been and he has no worries. I think it looks cool. And I think you've given us a lot of great detail there as well today. New problems need new thinking with. Ibm retailers are turning to the cloud to restock shelves. More quickly. Teachers are working with the eye to rethink the classroom. Let's put smart to work see how. Ibm IS HELPING. Ibm DOT com slash. Kovic nineteen kind of leads into my next question. I mean we all know what a great I racer. He is and how long he's been doing it. Obviously you have a lot of experience Chris with racing. You can appreciate what it's like for him. As a one of the first stories I ever did about Denny Hamlin was Richmond Times dispatch in two thousand. Four was about how he had finished third in Dale Juniors Irish League at the time ahead of Dale Junior and that was what sort of got him on the radar. So we've known that Denny Hamlin can be such a great I racer for so long you know more than a decade. What do you think makes him so good at it because it seems like some real world drivers? Don't do as well and the racing world in some guys. Just really get acclimated to it to its Natural William Byron. Being another example. Yeah I think it's I think it's two things His desire to compete at a high level at whatever it is that he does. And I think you see that a lot of your great ones and I certainly would put Denny Hamlin in the great category and then from that. What makes a driver? Great is their attention to detail understanding every little nuance about you. Know if I use the brakes this way The car does this if I hit my mark this way does that if I use my pedals in conjunction with my steering inputs this way I get this reaction. There's this all of that stuff again. Like Danny has alluded to Simulation racing Uses the exact same inputs that real-life US whereas other simulations will call him football or basketball or baseball. You can't do that. You don't get that so it really provides a lot of cross talk between why they're good in real life. You're watching it every day in racing and it's just attention to detail understanding than all the nuances matter and I think one of the neat things. I racing that maybe a lot of people don't fully realize is that unlike real-life all cars quote unquote are the same. The aerodynamics are exactly the same their fix it up races so the setups are exactly the same. Everyone's dealing with the exact same track conditions so literally. What you are watching is the inputs of the driver. Make all the difference. There are no other layers to the onion. It's just that now you're you're limited and not feeling the forces on your body which is a major component of what these drivers do without without kind of nerd. Now too much on you they. They don't get any of the acceleration fields which is hugely important to the mental aspect of actual racing. So some drivers. Just can't act acclimate as well to that. Because it's such an odd feeling but but what you're watching. Is everyone competing with the exact same vehicle but they're making the difference with their inputs in decisions and I think that's a very rare insight even in real world when we were doing. I rock racing or you try to do SPEC series. You don't get that you will never get that. No two cars are ever the same. It's impossible except for an Irish zing and and that's a really interesting side of it. I think that is that is. Yeah I was GonNa say it does remind me of in Iraq. They always had to say equally prepared because they reopened be identically. Prepared but racing. You can remove that variable but like you said aside from G forces the fear factor the bumps everything else exactly the same right and I can't stress enough the fear factor's big one. Yeah and let's be real right like because there's a lot of great racers who are better than Denny Hamlin no doubt about it He would tell you that. But what makes what these drivers do? So great in the real world is that they're doing it at one hundred ninety mile an hour with the very real consequences from both immediate physical aspect of if Iraq. I this is GonNa hurt the business side of things you know. They've got multi-million dollar sponsors hundreds of employees depending upon their success in their brand. And that's a lot of pressure right so you add those two things to it and to be still be able to perform a high level is much much different than what drivers do in. I- racing as much as I racing. Ken Capture it can capture that part of it. And that's really what makes what these guys do in the real world so great yeah. It's incredibly realistic. But it does have its limits. And I'm sure you're also glad that one of those limits is that Denny's seven year old daughter can't enter your pit box and waiver control and disconnect your time Rigas right yeah. I don't think we'll have or have anything quite like that happened in the real world. Although I can think of some things that are similar hoods popping up one unexpected or stuff like that I mean the world the real world has its glitches but certainly nothing like a remote control turning the car off. That was that was something. Just got a few more for you. Chris. Obviously it's great to have this as a distraction for all of us in a way to stay occupied while we're all trying to avoid going. Stir crazy but does it make you a little bit antsy to be watching the racing and thinking man. This is great. We've got the IRA. I really wanted to be back at the real world tracks in. Yeah I wouldn't say the IRA and particularly makes me antsy. Certainly as we're starting to get in the planning stages and things are starting to move from liquid to solid in terms of scheduling. And here's how we're GONNA attack reimbursing ourselves into the season antsy excited focused at prehensile those words because this is GonNa look unlike any NASCAR season in our history by a mile non a little bit a lot. I am obviously being the crew chief from a major part of building a plan and unfolding bat logistically right so crew chiefs have enough variables to deal with on a daily basis. Under normal circumstances. This is GonNa be an amount of variables. That is completely unparalleled. So you're GONNA see a lot of just a lot like a year ago when the new rules package was unfolded. There was so much uncertainty. You never know who is going to be up front win or why. Whoa this is going to be very similar but in a different way because we're dealing with so many unknowns about how to prepare for race if we go Wednesday racing you know not only. We're not going to get the practice with qualify but our prep times cut in half. You know because you'd be racing Sunday than Wednesday then Sunday Wednesday right and oh by the way you don't get the practice and oh by the way you know it's just a lot of differences so there's a lot to keep track of as Gucci Right now certainly as the planning side of it is starting to actually matter. There was a while there are a few weeks where it didn't do good to do a whole lot because it was just GonNa Change Ten minutes from now anyway But we're certainly pass that so it's exciting. One thing that that I love about our sport no matter the challenges at the end of the day whether it be a Saturday night or Sunday or maybe even some Wednesdays here. They're going to hand out a checkered flag. In a trophy and that signifies whoever did it the best on that day and I don't care what the rules are. Circumstances would was. That says that team did it. The best than in That's that's our report card. You know so. I'm looking forward to getting back at it. Can you even identify what the biggest obstacle will be or there's just the unknown there's too many unknowns at this point it mostly is a couple of them. One is the logistics of the teams being able to prepare race cars. Now fortunately before we went into this hiatus we all had cars ready for Atlanta. We all had cars ready for homestead. So we do have a little bit of a backstop in terms of inventory. But you know between you know again are our cycle times not seven days a week now to be three days a week Where we're putting another car on the racetrack and then that cars gotta go back into the system and get ready to go race again. So that's GonNa be a challenge. Certainly as we go back to work all of our race teams. We're GonNa all the race teams are GonNa practice much different social distancing techniques than we ever have before well that's going to be very unfamiliar so it's GonNa slow productivity down until we figure out how to maximize that so you've got the schedule accelerating in terms of prep time and productivity decelerating because of social distancing so that's really going to be a challenge balancing that and then the other side of it of course is in these races were we're gonNA unload with very little to no track time prior to the first lap of the race being you know counting you know. We're we're counting score right away Who can do that best? How do you prepare for that best? Who who hits the best? How do your drivers get locked in right away? You know that. I run establishes track position. Right who is locked in right away and WHO's not That's going to be the week. Challenge that you guys are. GonNa get see unfold on TV. That'll be cool to watch as we sit here. It is one twenty five pm on Tuesday or excuse me Wednesday to Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm losing track of Wednesday April twenty ninth and we don't have a schedule yet but we're hearing we're we're getting closer certainly. We were hearing things about the stay at home orders changing. What's the view right now? From Joe Gibbs racing. Have you been able to go to the shop? Our people at the shop became the prayer cars. Do you have any updates on that front well? Yeah thankfully Today's technology allows us all stay networked pretty well even even though we're not allowed to or or congregating physically at a certain place so a lot of the planning meetings have been happening for you know weeks by some of our staff and now the last week or so the competition group to really start sink our teeth into actually laying out a plan but we haven't physically been back to work yet that's happening any day now and and it's going to happen in waves of essential personnel nonessential personnel on all things. We need to do to stay safe. But there's been work going on behind the scenes no doubt and everybody's looking forward to getting back to the shop and trying to get on with their lives again right try to establish establish a new normal. And I've heard Chris about a week is way would take to prepare car to get ready to go to a racetrack. Does that sound about right for you guys. I think it may vary from team to team. I certainly don't want to speak for the entire garage but again. Fortunately we had Atlanta cars prepared homestead cars. Prepare those cars already put together in our shop and and certainly less time for those cars to get ready to go to the racetrack. So I would say a week or less. We could be ready for that race but again three days later another race four days later as another race three day. I mean just because you gotTa headstart doesn't mean he can't fall behind really quickly so we all need to get back on the shop and give prepared for what's coming. Yeah everybody's tongues wagging a lot pretty soon here I WANNA wrap up here. Chris I mean you you guys started off twenty twenty well Second Consecutive Daytona. Five hundred win all that momentum. Danny didn't quite have the results. You probably want the next few races. But how do you restart things and now whenever things get going again? I mean you fall back on. Hey when we started twenty twenty. We were the best team at the biggest race of the year. In and go from there is at. Hey CLEAN SLATE. We gotta look at this as a totally new beginning. How do you look at things for the eleven for the rest of year? Yeah so I just snapped Sharjah Real Quick Daytona was. We had a very strong racecar able to capitalize the win their vegas honestly as are worse track on the circuit. We knew that was going to be a challenge. We probably should finish a little bit better than we did. But some strategy stuff and then just a poor start with sped at the end. There didn't get a great finish. Fontana we ran well. We had a good race car in the race Got a little damage on it but we ran fine. I was happy with Iran there and then Phoenix we. We regularly but I feel like we had a top three car and we probably didn't have all the magic that we had the fall race of Phoenix in twenty nineteen. But we were. We were pretty close to where we need to be. I left are confident. So dancer question. Moving forward certainly. A lot has changed but as a name the race tracks. That are being rumored. We're talking about Darlington. Maybe a couple Times Charlotte maybe a couple times Martinsville Bristol Atlanta homestead. These are racetracks that are right and didn't amines wheelhouse so honestly. I couldn't be more excited schedule. That sounds like his laying in front of us. I think there's a ton of opportunity for us to wrap our hands firmly around the season and I look forward to doing it. But we're all looking forward to get out there and you as well really appreciate all the time you gave us here on the NASCAR. Nbc podcast. Chris. Thanks for being here and Good Luck. The rest of the season whenever it begins. And we'll look forward to seeing you. Thanks for having me are thanks again to. Chris gave part for joining us obviously to hear him. 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Denny Hamlin Wins iRacing eNASCAR Race

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Denny Hamlin Wins iRacing eNASCAR Race

"This is the final weekly suturing. The latest NASCAR racing driver interviews race preview opinions discussion rumors and more. Now here's Carrie Murphy totally crispy just a couple of guys talking racer. Dfl WS on. You found the place where we talk about all things NASCAR. My Name's Carrie Murphy Him. Along Time Nascar media member and syndicated radio host of all things the final lap our coach for the show Toby Christie Nascar editor from the final DOT COM social media director from all things at find lap and his own website. Toby Christie Dot Com. Boom boom. Isn't it? It is and so this whole thing. We're all kind of locked in in our houses right now just enjoying life. I guess we can't wait. Wait that's different from any other day. Well Yeah I guess for you and I. It's not much different but just to kind of put the exclamation point on. I just changed a diaper before we started this show. People really need to know that. Well I mean it was pretty good one pretty now. We're getting tales diaper. Yeah that's moist. Tm I okay. Yeah you know there are people that don't like the word. Moist I've heard that yes. So that's a weird thing. Yeah there there's a whole bunch of different words like some people don't like when people say like spurt squirt and moist and wet so for all those people we just scared him off and I like couple minutes show. It's good just a word I don't get it. Yeah I've never understood that either there's there's weird cringe words for everyone. I guess Years it'd be forty eight in the wall. That's a phrase that is true. Oh my gosh yeah totally. Just saw the sweat on your face from hearing it. I had a visual in my head. It's it's not good. Yeah definitely especially when you look at how you did in the IRA this past week. Not good well his feet up in the air so I mean I. I don't understand. The steering really has total open wheel car steering wheel so he was. He was overmatched. Before I even got there I think he just last-second got in there just to get in. Well we didn't even think it was going to be in there and all of a sudden he's on the entry list. I'm like all right score. Yeah so that was the thing. He said he wasn't going to This time even tweeted one of the other drivers instead of you need to get in. And he's not this time guys but maybe next time and then last-second here's late entry. Hope he gets US different rig for this week because that setup. I don't think it's GonNa work very well for a stock car. Simulating so I guess he was. He he had that rig all set up in place. It looked like in his garage for like some indycar testing. Yeah which is kind of thing. He's been really dipping his toes into trying to get ready for the his indycar starts next season or guess maybe the season after depending on how this all goes. Now Yeah but yeah so. We'll see how that all goes but that's definitely what the Wrigley's therefore so we'll see how this goes for Jimmy Johnson this week. Let's let's see if he has a different rigs so is he going to race next year. Now that'd be cool. Well I think somebody asked him about it. on the teleconference or is a little media availability after the race and they kind of asked about. You know there's still being his final season and he's like well you know. I don't know if it's twenty twenty. Now it might be twenty twenty one so really depends on if the season shortened if if it gets moved to partially exceed those so right We've still got a lot of those things to figure out as we go forward here so I guess he really does want to. You know have a full season under his belt before saying goodbye. I mean definitely. I think every driver when you're kind of going out on your own terms you want it to be a full season. You don't want to have a weird short season and just kind of give it. You know half of have expected so you kind of want a full sendoff so. I don't blame him okay. If that's the case you know Ryan Newman's looking pretty good right now dude. He's this has. I know this isn't any kind of situation anybody wants though. But if you're Ryan Newman. I mean it's I mean. Wow good timing yeah. This has totally played into his favor. I mean you have to imagine he would have been missing at least three four or five maybe more weeks after his injury than what he will be credited for missing but with all these ex races being postponed now as gives him plenty of time to get back behind the wheel and get ready for an actual real life race so this is pretty wild. He's still inside the top thirteen points to because as Daytona five hundred finish was so high that you know he he may be in a pretty good pretty good spot when he gets back so This this looks pretty good for Rhino. And that on the flip side of course. Ross chastain is like all right I'm GONNA drive a cup car for for a month or so so he had a lot more In front of him and now it's he's been relegated erase I should I should clarify. I get to drive a good cup car for a month or so right right instead of the old premium motorsports car. Yes not so premium guessing. Yeah so we had erasing again. The number one trending thing on twitter last Sunday. The NASCAR racing pro invitational. Whoa that's a lot of words. Yeah yeah well. It is definitely a hundred laps of simulated racing from homestead Miami. Speedway NASCAR superstars on Hanley Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jimmy Johnson Denny Hamlin Kabua's and many many others Took part in this very realistic event broadcast on F s one last weekend we got details on. What's going to happen in the future of these things? Yeah it'll be it's GONNA be interesting so we'll talk about that. This was an exciting race. Though I know in the early portions It was a little rough. They couldn't quite get going without crashing every couple APPS But it seemed like once or become settled. This was a pretty good race. Came down to a great finish. What's amazing to me is how this came about how quickly it got launched on. Tv We've got stats on that later. As well and how quickly I mean. They did auditions and additions. But rehearsals for you know Mike Joy and and Jeff Gordon and the TV crew just and make sure they were able to cover something like this because it's definitely different. Yeah definitely I mean. It's the same but it's definitely very different totally so I mean they had a bank of monitors and stuff to keep an eye on. I'm guessing they had behind the scenes coverage footage. I'm not sure what to even call it. It's not really camera angles. I don't know maybe well if you if you play. Ira Sing When you're in there you have full access of every angle from every car So it's not like on race weekends and real life when you only have like five cars that have a onboard camera or whatever it is you got onboard cameras for every car. You got a camera on the side of every car. It'd be a camera on the front of every car you've got TV camera angles and all sorts of different things to choose from as the race is going on Something happens you can rewind and look at anything from anybody's point of view It's it's really really cool Now obviously it looks like they're still working some the kinks out. When there was an accident immediately they didn't have the camera on the time they kind of had to seek it for a little while. So they'll get better at that as it goes right but yeah that was It was an interesting telecast. I think they did a job. I love the pre-race pre-race seemed very close to the real thing. Even the country superstars during the national anthem from the garage. And what was that why he couldn't find a better background than the back of his garage? Door yes kind of weird but it was cool because it showed that he was definitely home. Hamlin getting ready to go. Michael Waltrip sneaks up to throw a Taco at him again and that didn't happen but Pretty pretty funny stuff They did a really good job trying to make it feel like a real authentic pre-race before the start says pretty good and again you had to. They had to put all that together and get people to agree and all that kind of stuff all right. Let's write them down ten to one like we normally would only gonNA virtually do at this time. Whatever that means Eric Jones would probably the save the race. I don't know how he managed to do that. Yeah he kind of went down and nearly cleaned out. Anthony Alfreido in spun around at a toll. Three sixteen kept going so that was incredible That was a very very good move and the fact that he finished top ten after all. That's pretty impressive. Time Jessie at number nine. He's like really good at these. Yes I was actually disappointed in his performance At no point and it really looks like he was going to be the guy to beat When you kind of go into an IRA expecting time Jesse to be the guy who walks away with it. I know he just runs with old thirteen inch a laptop. Whatever it is with a ice boulevard underneath Akiva cool and But Man Yeah you kind of expect time adjust queue to to really compete well an IRA top. Ten's good but you know he started in the top five you expected he'd be up there and make your make easy work at everybody but did you just didn't do it because the bowl of ice actually work apparently so he has a fan that points at the bowl of ice And it points towards the fan on the computer. Throw some cool air in their side. I guess it works I mean. They didn't disconnect while using an old thirteen inch laptop be worried about Moisture and stuff. Because it's still humid air. Yeah That apparently it works. I don't know all right whatever Ryan priests there at number eight. He's an actual driver as well. I think a lot of these guys are going to be actual travers. Yeah so pretty good. Run for an pre too. Because I don't really think of him as much of an IRA sir. I think of him as a real real racer down there with modify and all that kind of stuff. I don't think of him as a computer. So the fact that he had a good run is pretty good He's a young guy too but he doesn't feel like a young guy feels like an old grizzled veteran the path. You took to the Cup series so I don't feel like he'd be much of an IRA sir but he did a good job above wallace. Who apparently Impressed any ham on the most At number seven. Why what what? What do you do idea someone asked him in the Post Race Who who were most impressed with and that was the name came up with okay. That's funny because they kind of had a little few a couple of years ago the Daytona five hundred actually got bubba kicked off of Dennys Basketball League. So it looks like mayor smoothing that over now. Perhaps Alex Bowman there at number six ahead as dogs. Driving them for a little bit. I think yeah. That's a pretty solid move on his part to go pee But yes so a lot of bathroom talk on this show but yeah now this is a very good run for him. After a poorer. Poor performance in the replacements. One hundred From a week ago when he said Sim racing wasn't for him he comes back on Sunday and shows that well maybe he does have something through down here. Garrett Smith Lee ad number five top five and he started from the Pole Dude Lee Garrett Smith is up with that that's awesome. He was up in the front mixing. It up for the for the lead in for the win. Most of this race That's that's pretty impressive. And you've got to Timmy Hill at number three or a regular on. I racing as well. We'll skip chase briscoe man. We'll chase briscoe. Yeah forgot about him. Yeah he kinda snuck up there. He was right on solid top ten most of the day but there towards that last long green flag run. He just started picking off position after position. Where he he was gonNA sneak up there and have a shot at the win So we mentioned Timmy Hill. Yeah and what a performance by him to. Yeah I mean. He was sitting there in that sixty six car leading here in the closing laps before the top. Two here came rolling. Bam Bam had. He had he had gotten those Fresh tires at the end of this thing. I think Tim Hill Wins. This thing you know. It's funny you get you think it's the great equalizer with some of these These guys that don't necessarily do so well in real racing. But they're in the top ten here racing with the The big dogs and then ultimately you know the two big dogs are up there upfront. Yeah but still the fact that these guys were able to show that with equal equipment equal setups everything totally equal except for their their rigs by by the way that were super Underperformed compared to these top two guys so they had just like laptops and stuff. They're running on compared to these huge forty thousand dollar rigs at the top two. Were running I think that they Put a pretty good showing it and I think it does show that you know these guys are capable of. I know it's virtual but these guys are capable of putting together a pretty good race if they have similar equipment and similar Similar situations as the people around him assure and those top two are battling door to door while kind of side by side. Dale Earnhardt Jr. at number two and then Denny Hamlin is your winner for his thirty first. I racing win seventy fifth top five in I racing. But he hasn't done this in like four years right. It's been a while And you know like you said the junior had lead the last lap and it looks like Bill Junior was going to pull this thing off Denny. Hamlin gets to the inside and they actually actually outside. Sorry about that deal. Junior was on the inside and they get to turn and coming off the turn. Hamlin has a slight advantage. Juniors trying to pull it off. They make a little bit of contact junior nearly spins the inside but saves it for the second place. Finish but man. What a. What an exciting finish. This was for the first iris on Fox Sports. F S One. That's that's a pretty impressive finish to get on TV like that. That's really cool absolutely and you got guys that have retired like Dale Junior and Bobby. Labonte in the mix with You know veterans of the Sport Champions of the sport new guys of the sport. I mean it's just a mix of of awesome drivers so it's really cool to see Denny Hamlin by the way donated one hundred dollars for each lap that he led which was fourteen and then five thousand if he won which he did and then there's pledge was turned around and matched by Kevin Harvick in spock's Fox sports to help those in the Miami area affected by corona virus. Anybody else Jump on board for that. I don't think anybody else matched heard some fans. We're doing some things and other refusal junior fans and a few groups. I saw saying they would donate one hundred for every lap. He led so that was quite a few for fans to be donating. I actually did it even though these other going to. But yeah it's really cool. They raised that much money for this For this 'cause this this horrible virus that is Swept the entire world and Kind has us all in lockdown For the for the time being but this was this was a good getaway man for for all sports fans because there's not really much to choose from on TV right now. It's either professional wrestling which that's not everybody's thing or just kind of regular Regular movies and stuff so this is really the only sporting events that's an actual sport. You can really watched right now. And it's because NASCAR is unique that they're simulated version of it isn't like Madden for football players where they would have to grab like playstation controllers and stuff like that. It's not really their sport. They're they're holding staring well. They've got a pedal and and there are actually raising these things so It's it's it's a unique thing and it was cool. I enjoyed it all right up. Next we're going to hear from the winner at length denny. Hamlin on T. F. L. W. Boom boom follow us at twitter dot com slash the final lap final lap. A this is the final lap. Weekly my name's Kerry Murphy. His name is toby. Christie would call US entire program the final weekly and all right. We've got our first. I racing winner He's on the phone denny. Hamlin is on all the time this is. This is a long long segment. And I I you know at this point. We're happy to get any driver audio because it's kind of hard to get so we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA use it up and we begin with Denny Hamlin's on winning I I race. It's always fun when you win but regardless I mean it just It was a great event. I mean for for the Community. The racing community the NASCAR drivers to come together and put twenty some drivers on the track with such short notice. You know everyone's by ended up Simulation rig this week and last week getting ready for the event and For it all to come together and have a great finish. I think it was definitely a success. And didn't handle is GONNA take us through those last few exciting labs. They own her junior. I wanted the bottom and and he was really really smart. I mean you know you didn't win but they're smart kind of blocked the bottom there Because the the bottom lane at home said On IRA thing just has tremendous more grip than what the lane? I was running in but I knew that the difference in the two lanes was about you know a tenth and a half to two ten and I thought my tires were about three tenths better so I thought as long as I got beside him I was going to be able to complete it even though he was in the preferred group so It was a risky call. I mean we were. I don't know what we were eighteen months ago or so which pit from third and I didn't see anyone really coming behind me so I just I was nervous. I you know I just start. Where was I thought it was going to get a wreck or not? Make it back up there but certainly Would have done it the same way in real life. How did Sundays I racing event come about so fast amongst the drivers you know the thing is that nobody got together and said hey. Let's do this. I think everyone just started doing. And then you know Ari got involved in And you know emailed everyone just thinking about NASCAR involved Television got involved and said they'd be interested so I think it all just came together but but no one really talk to the drivers about unifying and participating. It was all free will. And that's what's exciting. Is that you know in the twenty five plus full-time Cook guys out there Welcome to spend their time Doing this did. He talks about how popular this event was it. It was big and I think at one time it was number one trending. So that's really really big and although NASCAR has its struggles the time for the frame of fame to go out and and simulated game winning shot or gaming pass like IRA has given them that platform and and there's no other sport like NBA players can't go play. Nba Two K. And put it on. Tv and make it look like the real thing you can't go play Madden and make it look like the real thing it. There's so much animation but but Irish Insp- platform like we really. This is something that really can gain a lot of traction simply because it's as real as the get so I'm I'm excited. That you know this is just the first step and hopefully something that it builds You know through for for years and years to come just. How important is equipment when it comes to racing online because everybody's using different rigs? It doesn't make that big of a difference. I mean I. Would you know had literally just a desktop computer In IN NASCAR thousand three which was the version before I racing And just the logitech wheel similar with time just can't and if you know the equipment mean the really really small it is like nothing because you know the fast drivers of fast drivers I know my driver Keegan. Lahey In in the race coca racing series has you know. He's got a seat that he found out of a junkyard His wheels nothing special and computers on special. So and he's the fastest guy. I think Out there right now. So a lot of it comes with experience I'm really excited to see how well the drivers that don't do. This regularly do Did today You know where I thought my short was GonNa be was that I had done this in three years up until a week and a half ago when I got back on it so Just A. I'm excited that you know. We kinda got the sport reenergized. Get people talking about racing again. And that's pretty pretty important and Didn't HAMELS GONNA give us an insight into how the sponsors are involved in this thing. Yeah it's great that You know we're able to give some value back the sponsors. That's not real racetrack right now but certainly you know put yourself in front of a defense one audience. You're you're you're gonNA get some Let's see so that's always good and and this was more of a thank you for them. You know they pay US anything. They're busy right now. delivering a lot of medical supplies to people that. Need it so What what's a donation made Kevin Harvick back then Fox back We made a good chunk contribution today what he liked to see this continue. I'm not sure I mean you know. I don't think anyone has plans right now. Obviously you know with with you know the state of the country right now. So you know I think in the immediate future it it can be done. I mean a month down the road I you know who knows But certainly you know I think it would be a great thing to to to keep it. Goin and And GET PEOPLE EXCITED FOR THE REAL SEASON. Kicks back off In early May so I you know. I don't think you're going to get everyone every week. That's going to be a challenge. But you're also going to have new guys come in They're certainly probably a Lotta Cup guys. That didn't participate. That saw those things like that. I need to get back in this and Jimmy Johnson. I'm sure it's going to put more time in Julich. Honor those guys so if if you put the time in you can get you know some of the benefits of running up front and then you start to really like it. What's the measure of success for this event? If we got five new fans that were just sitting at home watching TV Today. That thought it was exciting and is willing to tune in next week or Wilmington into an ask Garay Or go to a NASCAR race because they got introduced to racing today by IRA thing. It's just accept. So I I don't think you have to. There's no number that makes it a success. If you make positive gains in your audience for the B one person or one thousand it it. It's a good thing Denny Hamlin continues telling us how racing virtually we'll keep talking about NASCAR. Yeah I think that It definitely energizes the industry. I mean I I you know I love. I'm sure you gotTa follow lots of people that are crew guys or crew cheese or drivers in other series. They're all talking about it right now. So you know this is a is a good time. It's it's Sunday afternoon. You would only be watching in and tuning in and watching Us At home said anyway In in what what are we doing? We're talking about racing homestead so I think it I think for sure it energizes our industry and did he. Hamlin after this exciting first time event is going to update us on the state of NASCAR. Most of the Rai- shops at all been. Shut down You know just kind of waiting on you know. We have scheduled next event Hopefully that stays stays true and You know all the development and pretty much is a shutdown. There's not going on there so we're just We're sitting at home waiting just like everyone else's I mean we're you know that's the thing is that you know people consider you know immortals or superstar wherever like we're still doing the same things we're hanging out with our families for You know shame in the house. Plant Board Games. Whatever it might be with our kids so it's just a it's worth just in a holding pattern right now. Everyone's going through it. She gotTa make the best of it. He says experiences key. But not the kind you'd expect he. I mean I certainly think it's good and like I say I think that You know guys with experience are gonNA shine especially early on In this type of racing I mean. You wouldn't believe how how long how many hours I spent trying to find. Four hundred second for qualifying For the last week you know and and so. I think that you know people that would have experienced. Know all the tricks and know all the things you do to get speeding car. They're gonNA shine right now for sure But certainly. I. I think it's great for those guys. Who normally you would not deal for. I thought that for sure they were one of the top five favorites going in Along with William and myself and junior was really fast Through the week so I think that the guy who you are expected to be fun they were up front and beat for the win so It it's great that those guys Were were able to participate and Allen participate but but child for the win and and you normally on a normal week. They're thinking well. How can run thirty right? So it's just a different different beasts when everything's all out. We kind of eluded to this one earlier but which driver surprised any Hamlin. The most in this thing you know actually with that bubble also SURPRI- surprised me the most about you know he struggled through the week and practice. You know finding speed and whatnot but I thought he actually raced really well so He's he's the guy that to me that stood out as sown those relatively new but did a really good job Racing and so I think he got a pretty good finish out of it as well so He he to me was the most impressive newcomer so far. So did he go back and watch things and how it looked on the coverage all of it all of it. I mean the first thing I did. You know I've got to have the rig came in watch laughter flaps to Kinda See. You know what was going on you know I. I can't see everything when I'm in the car but certainly I was intrigued to see the last six six last sincere look like on TV. So I thought it looked great at my first reaction ten seconds into watching it and it was like ask the people around me. I was like D- This not real like it. Looks so real so that part was really cool and I WANNA go back and look at how you know Fox broadcasting you know. I'm sure they're going have a discussion if they do it again. Like you know. What can we improve on? You know how to make choices more more clean. I think that comes with experience I hosted five short races last night and invited all the guys to come race to make sure we knew race around it each other that keep it is green as we could but also when you get in a competition you know erect happen and you know the way. They currently had debt to. Where you know the Carson's would come out of medically even if it was a small incident so I think letting go green little bit more. What would we be good but certainly I think it was overall success. I mean I'll watch the in like the last six laps and I thought the call was good the interviews and all work good in the end And it and it looks like a normal raped me. According to the Hamlin this I race is a good thing for NASCAR. You know I keep our stomachs fort relevant if we can keep it going. I think that I it's going to a lot of that going to fall on the shoulder or the drivers. I think as long as you have drivers Wong participate. You're going to have a product that people were gonNA take. I think that you know if you get that First Steph. Then then most likely you can keep this thing going because ultimately near people out there the fans want to see their favorite driver and they don't care if their rates racing virtually or in the real world they want to see their Favara win so you know. I'm still working through social media and all the same people that congratulate me on TV on the normal Sunday at tweeted me again today. So it's I think it keeps people excited about our sport and hopefully we can keep it. It's kind of ironic that he and Dale Jr. battled for the virtual win on Sunday due to their long history. And Yeah I. I didn't actually think of it that way. I think of like you know Catholic Timmy. Hill and Tripoli that run Irish in power regularly and think that while they got more experienced but that is true. That certainly is going to be hard to find. Anyone feel that has more or or a date or experienced dates back further than mean dell genius He was you know it. You know you've seen the story talked about many times that they actually saw me for the first time on on NASCAR racing. She doesn't three which is kind of now. I racing And thought I was good. Invited me down to Daytona in two thousand four to come stay with them for the weekend. Because I was just you know somebody was interested in meeting and I was going through my late model career at the time he even winning at the Daytona. Five hundred which is a cool experience for me down there that same weekend. Starting my contract with Joe Gibbs racing as a development driver and the rest is history like. That's what we did. He had a league called the DMP League that me and you know twenty five hundred race every single week and We just kind of took it from there. So it's great that like you know now I think about it and you said it you know it was at the end then. Ham has online racing has changed a ton since he started doing it back in the day. Well back then. There was about four really really fast drivers and now there's hundreds of really really fast drivers and so like I. I log on and just kind of over the last week. Rations pickup braces. Which is you know you're out there with general public guys that you know. It's open races for whoever and they put you in different splits based off your eye rating and like I'm reading like V. V The seven and that was kinda finishing position and not only in. You know back in the heyday when there was only. I don't know maybe two thousand people that did it. You know I knew that I could just go anywhere and just win. And so now you know with over with. I don't know there's definitely over one hundred thousand Irish members. There's just there's so much competition and everyone is so fast because everyone knows all the all the little things you have to do to be fast. And so that's what makes it harder to win now than what back then all right just a few more. This is Denny Hamlin Marathon apparently He describes how I racing has helped his career on the actual racetrack driving actual race cars. The way that I qualify like a mall and a half is a technique. I learned through Irish. I mean there's you know there's no doubt about it. I take that to the real world. I think it works I'm not the best qualifier in the world but I think I've got my fair share polls Simply because it's it's all about. How do you keep the momentum going especially in today's world where you got the five hundred and fifty horsepower? Package on the big track like Dr so similar to Iranian so you have to keep momentum up you need us. Don't use a whole lot of break. There's lots of things that you have to do to you. Know keep going and so I learned that from I racing so There's certainly you know. Pocono is a big help to me. I basically Didn't know anything about Pocono Went and got on You know NASCAR race in two thousand three and and start running poconos in Saul billboards and I. I was like all right. Well this is my little point and when I got out there in the real real world I saw the same billboards I saw. Same caution lights in the same place so it just helped me be familiar with my surroundings. Even though I was there for the first time and didn't he explains that he had some issues with his crew meaning his children. Yeah definitely I my And my extra man. Flash CHILD OVER THE WALL was supposed to hand me. My drink can get a tear all Gave me Shaken Cherry Vanilla Coke bottle which that did more to well with electronics. So that was a bit of a problem. We got through it though Got The hands clean Through the window and all and finally What's he been up to during these interesting times? Just hanging out the kid I mean you know. There's been a whole lot to do just that kind of Just starting up a pool and starting the weather starting to kind of turn here and In in Charlotte to get better and certainly feel like It's Kinda get out of the house. We went on boat ride yesterday so really not a whole lot to be honest with you. It's just kind of try to stay. Stay local stay. Stay the course and try to get through this and so the quicker. We all do that. I think the quicker we get through it and We get back to normal life. Who Man I'm winded. I didn't even talk as much as he did. Yeah that's a lot of Denny Hamlin for your buck. Yeah that's that's a whole lot. I don't know how many bucks were put out but I think it was a close to zero and We got lots of Hamlin. I feel like I got my money's worth on that one. Yeah that was like at least seven hundred dollars worth of data. Hamlin right there all right up next more. T. F. L. W. like us at facebook dot com slash final lap nature valley brings that satisfying crunch. That gets your family going again with real delicious honey and whole grain outs. So get out here. Nature Valley oats and honey crunchy bars. The original crutch. Weekly getting you ready for this weekend's race T. F. L. W. is on my name is Kerry Murphy. His name is Toby Christy McAuliffe entire program final lap. Weekly News of the week. You the music so the experiment last weekend of Virtual Online. I racing was such a success that NASCAR BOXING. I racing agreed to continue. That's the first I'm hearing of this. We can get our racing fix. That's awesome I racing. Nascar PRO invitational. That's a long. I really think they should rename it. But yeah so are you following all this. I am so this is exciting now. I it's not the real thing it's it's there's a few visual glitches as the wreck and stuff like that but man. This is awesome. This is a very good thing to get us through. This crazy time where. There's no live racing happening on race tracks. I'm all for it. This is exciting and This is GonNa be Great. Yeah now some stats on. Last weekend's event from the virtual homestead Miami speedway were denny. Hamlin took home the checkered flag over. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. It picked up a point. Five three television rating which doesn't sound impressive but it does translate into nine hundred thousand viewers over that and it's the highest watched e sport event in television history. Well American television history. Yes all right. Well I mean yeah I mean that's all we care about but yeah yeah so wait. Sports is more popular overseas. I would imagine it's pretty popular in the Asian countries. Okay I could see that all right so we'll take it considering a slapped together by a bunch of driver's last minute that's not too bad. Yeah it really isn't in. This is a success. This should be viewed as a huge success to go out and the first time to put something like this on TV. And it's the highest rated East sports event ever. That's that's big. I mean there are call of duty tournaments that go on TV. There's all sorts of fortnight tournaments an all sorts of things so those games are very popular so for an eye racing event. Obviously there were real NASCAR drivers running it But the fact that it was an Irish event and it It it took this kind of era ship is very impressive. I think that's the important thing to note here that people you know. Obviously I racing is popular in. Its own right but then when you add to the mix of real life drivers these are the best of the best on the planet. And they're now doing it with the best of the best on the planet in I racing. It's it's kind of cool. Yeah it's really cool so there are a lot of other events throughout the week the happen off TV and you've got the replacements one hundred keep happening. I think it's every Tuesday that runs That's a bunch of the spotters and other drivers I think they'll junior runs in it I not Jim Majors and right Josh Williams. That's at one that went last week with William Byron and those guys are so that runs every week. There's also a truck series night in America. That's running Wednesday nights but it's Kinda like every other week right now so it's big. There's there's some big racist going with some big drivers and some some I racer is out there. That are professional racers. That are cash on these guys that they're also really good compared to these real drivers so it's pretty fun to watch do we have. I mean we're here on Wednesday recording. I'm just going to let that out there. But we don't have an entry list for this weekend we know it's going to be star studded because a lot of drivers said last week. Yeah I WANNA do this again. Yeah so it'll be the same kind of situation. There will be thirty five cars in the field. There will be more than that. They will show up but All the cup series guys. That are fulltime cup. Guys in real life. We'll get granted an automatic entry into the race Everybody who's a xfinity truck series driver will have to raise their way through a preliminary event Which I think I saw JEB. Burton will be running into this week. Which he wasn't there last week. Anthony Alfredo. We'll be back this week. my also saw as far as cup guys that were in it last week. how about Kevin Harvick got a Sim rig delivered to his house? This we saw that posted a picture of it and said I guess I'll have to figure this thing out so Yes Kevin Harvick's going to give it a go We've also got Kurt Busch just guys own Regan stalled at his house. He ran last week so it looks like he'll be running again this week. I would definitely imagine del Junior. Dini Ham back as well as Timmy Hill. Garrett Smith Lee. Those guys got a lot of publicity from this. I think that they would be crazy not to come back for another week so it should be a lot of the same cast characters. There'll be a few more cup guys. Kind of dip their toes into it and then there'll be a slew of extra guys trying to advance to the preliminary race. How do you think bowl of guy thinks about these cup? Guys swooping and with these forty thousand dollar rigs just showing up bowl of bowl of ice cream. Think of his name Time Jesse. I'm sure he kind of thinks comical because even though he didn't finish high as we expected ninth place is still pretty good for a piece of crap. Laptop vice underneath it. So that's still very impressive. Wow Wow and you know what's cool is we're seeing all this stuff on social media as to what the drivers are using and what they're up against. You know cats Dr Wong on keyboards. And they're driving in their bare feet and shoes socks and shoes gone there in their garages. They got you know. All kinds of your. We're seeing the behind. The scenes of of drivers lives when it comes to this. It's kind of cool. It is cool it sits. It's something different man. I don't think I ever thought we'd be seeing this but it's been fun to watch. I actually did my racing this week. Myself I kinda got back in there in my first race in Four years first official race Algiers finished second by the way so wait. So that's part of the thing. Is I racing? You have to work your way up and you'll get rated and all this other kind of stuff so cup drivers automatically just get in no matter. What like Kevin Harvick? Yeah this is an invitation series. So they're invited to be in it So they were running his prerequisite as he's a cup series champion. I'm guessing right so this this series itself doesn't require you to go through the eye rating system so anybody is invited into. It can run so all these guys get automatic entry into this this actual series here all the series that people like I and these other guys have to run through the aren't hosted events by somebody else that are official racing sanctioned events. You actually have to work your way up the the rating system to be able to get there so If you don't have the correct license you can't just go run a cup series race when you're in the rookie series so you you gotta work your way up and a couple of things that I noticed you get unlimited tires now. The races are usually pretty short. So that's not too big of a deal. I guess right so the thing is now with these these invitation races. They had to resets this past week when they crashed could reset twice this week. We'll have one reset and the race election. Be Twenty five laps longer at Texas but in the non invitationals series. So just stuff. I run new. You can't reset Iraqi rackets it right. Well I mean they don't want fans too soon in you know their their guys out right up to because they couldn't figure out the rig or the cat on the keyboard or whatever right definitely and then now I've taken away from that I just. There was a little bit of a misconception when Mike was saying well. I racing You're able to reset. It's not really true aside from this series that they're running or even the replacements one hundred I think they had some resets but in the typical I racing series that Iran on I racing New Year now Adriana at once you're accurate that's all right so we will of course Keep you updated on facebook dot com slash the final APP the final Dot Com and toby. Christie DOT COM has to win We got All the drivers involved for some reason. We haven't gotten it yet so I guess there's still trying to finalize everything. Yeah it's kind of a quick fluid moving situation so I think everybody's still scrambling to get their rigs bought and put in their houses because they were all pretty much borrowing buddies Rig this past week who get it all done I talk. Bush actually have one now to in his house so he'll be running this week as well. Where did he race? Last week? he raised Overti- Gibbs's house. It looked like oh I gives us his crew chief okay. So he had borrow something. Yeah a bunch of the drivers. Are Barring friends rigs? He posted a video of of Kyle Busch that is of him practicing and it was it was awesome to see. Yeah it's cool man. These things are are impressive in aside from the manufacturer Simulator rigs that. They have that they're not allowed to use during this break because they're so realistic This is the closest thing you can get to actually being on race. Track without being on a racetrack. So it's A. It's a very very cool tool for race. Car Drivers now the question. I had any kind of touched on it during our our marathon. Denney the sponsorships he. He claims that Fedex didn't pay anything for this but obviously they're under contract they. They're losing money each and every week because they're not on the actual race track so I'm guessing rose big guys are just you know Comped in well then that might be the case for at least the first initial race. I think going forward. That's not the case because I've actually inquired about some sponsorship on my own here for some of these cars in this thing and they're they're charging some prices for these things. No I get that but the the sponsors that of ready paid for you know Fedex and the big guys ally bank and stuff are already in a contract to see their logo on a real race track and now that's gone so this is not gone postponed so those races are still going to be run later. I suppose at least at this point. Yeah I guarantee you these teams. At least they probably didn't in the first week just because it was a test run but I guarantee you every one of these ones. That has any kind of logo on it going forward this week and beyond right. It'll be the it'll be getting compensated for it. I wonder how many of these I mean we saw. Did we have all four? Hendrick is last week. Yeah we did because it looks like Jimmy was gonna be the one that wasn't there. They all they all showed up. And three of the four Gibbs guys I mean we're GONNA I think we're GONNA see a lot more participation because they wanna get their guys in their logos in there and I'll be surprised if they don't end up bumping up that that injury Amount for the race. 'cause you got thirty five spots. I don't know why they can't just put them all in show up. It's in the virtual race. Well that's that's what I was thinking. Okay so let's say we go from nine hundred thousand viewers to a couple million like a normal race. Three four or five vermillion. Let's say it's a regular kind of audience And Are we going to start seeing three tiers then truck xfinity Cup the Cup guys race with the Cup guys all of a sudden? I mean it's very possible. What see how to count folds but the the the thing that I mean this. This thing could skyrocket this week with being on on regular Fox That's that's the big thing and most most markets it'll be on regular Fox there'd be some local areas where it won't be so check your listings for that. If it's not on your Fox it'll be on F s one or the Fox sports go APP as well But with being on on Main Fox and most places in the country this week the ratings for this week should be pretty astronomical. I would think so because there's nothing else on now you mentioned in your your article that Pro Wrestling is. Are they still doing that? Or are those records still yeah? They're still going. They're doing it with no fans in the stands Bet their performance center or something. Okay yeah but it's yeah. It's it's getting pretty solid ratings because it's actually still going so that being said with this being the only other thing that's really going up against And it's on the same day or anything like that. I feel like this should have a pretty good chance to have some legs I would think so. And if they promote between now and then heavily that'd be kind of cool too so of course Mike Joy Jeff. Gordon Larry mcreynolds back for more visual or I'm sorry virtual excitement from Texas Motor speedway and right now. We've got it at the Sunday one PM Eastern on Fox. Hopefully there won't be any rain for this one but It'll it'll Friday equipment. So Oh man it'd be bad so bad so it like you said it'll be on Fox. If you don't see on Fox on your local listings will also be on F s one and Fox sports go. So that's how how you can check it out. If you're in Canada by the way Fox. Sports racing is the channel. It'll be I joke about the weather. But how is that determined? How how do they decide? Okay it's going to be an five degree day in sunny those are options you can select on IRA's say no but obviously they've got to choose that collectively for this race. Yeah I mean I'm sure they'll probably just go with this late. Seventy degrees clear day but who knows I mean? It's whatever they WANNA do. Wow so many could also night races so many things to think about? Oh they should flip the switch like like in the middle of the race right no sun going down. Just it goes from son tonight. Boom that would be pretty funny. See they should let us keep track of stuff like this and make rules. Let the fans vote on what? Lapid should chain all of a sudden. It's okay. It's night today. The setups all right All the cars of inverted colors now setups would be would be all over the place. I'm really good in the the the heat all know it's dark crap all right coming up next we've got your virtual Texas Motor speedway stats. I don't know how that's going to shake down so you might want to stick around for that. T. F. L. W. is like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap final lap. Weekly back. Here's your host Kerry Murphy and Toby Christie. Just a couple of guys talking race in. This is the lab weekly. My name is Kerry Murphy. His name is Toby Christie of Toby. Christie DOT COM fame. Welcome back woo. Yeah figured we haven't I don't think we did that. Except at the top there. Yeah Texas Motor speedway on hand this weekend. The virtual version anyway. And it's a big bad fast race track and I'm guessing there's still a big. Hdtv they're virtually right. Yes there is so of course. This'll be the virtual land of cowboys. Big Hats dedham cows rope in F one fifty. Two fifty three fifty's barbecue chew tobacco. Virtually and everyone says virtually y'all and virtually. Yeah Oh that's kind of generalizing just a little bit. Don't you think well I mean there's some truth to it I mean there is. I've sent you pictures of those same F. One fifty two fifty three fifty altogether. I've been there was even a five fifty six fifty right in the photo. I sent you so. But there's parking for over seventy thousand virtual cars on the property and Ford Virtual Dallas Cowboys. Stadium's can fit in the virtual enfield. That's a good point. They should actually just do that. They should have four madden tournaments going on inside the infield that'd be cool wouldn't be distracting at all. No so it's virtually one point five miles in length with virtually twenty degrees in banking in one and two and virtually twenty four hundred. Virtually everything. Well it's not real. Well we know but come on all right. Fake twenty four degrees. Yeah so actually. The cool thing is this'll be the first week in. I racing history that the new configuration of CMS with different banking on different sides of the track will actually be on the service. So this'll be the first time we're seeing this Unfold on actual erasing all right so you mentioned earlier that the race length is one hundred twenty five laps now. Yeah this week will be one twenty five. Okay all right cool. So you're most ages know that stuff so well no. Obviously we don't have that so and there's no winner from the previous week or year or whatever so right I think we're done. It's all new what we've got going on. I have a feeling Timmy Hill. Garrett Smith Lead Dale Jr. Hamlet. Be Pretty Good. I'm going for Bowl of ice boy bowl of ice boy. Yes that's funny. All right check out. All the virtual excitement from Texas Motor speedway Sunday one PM Eastern on Fox or any of the other channels. If you don't get Fox or whatever right something like that or whatever. Checkered flag is flying. Virtually on this show this has been virtually weekly catches. Virtually right here next week when we will recap virtual race at Texas Motor speedway and preview the virtual race. Where is it who knows? I Dunno Martinsville Bristol Bristol Bristol heart and all the virtual stories in between virtual. Toby you and I will virtually talk next week. Virtually will virtual arap another final lap? Weekly is in the books. The final lap weekly is hosted by Kerry Murphy along with Toby Christie proudly syndicated by United Stations Radio Networks in New York City city executive producer Kerry Murphy Carry Murphy Sound Design by Russell Nash at Audio Director Dot Audio. Find Tom Mode from Tom. Dot Com. Thanks for listening all right. Who ARE VIRTUAL. Patriot members for this week. Yeah we've got lots of people who contributed this show. We really appreciate it especially during times like these carry. These folks are amazing. We've got a Schmidt. Charles K Miller Chris Edwards David Letchworth new brand new. Patron this here. Show Dave lightfoot from across the pond the Martin Church junior fan that he is David Reid. Evan Taylor Jeff Grimm Bosque. James Maple's the second joe by Jill original patron of this year. Show John Kirby. Josh Myers actually raised with him on. I racing this week. We did a non-official erase With each other he finished second. I finished third and then I did my official race afterwards. Justin campus. He's the man with the plan. He's a CAL arts fan. That is Mike. Hamilton Morgan's legal nick read peer Johannesen Riley figured Scottclark and of course Thomas Comfort. You folks are amazing and David Letchworth actually reached out to me on twitter this week to say that. I did say his name correctly on the first. Try so that. So that's awesome Everybody that's on this list. We do appreciate you taking away Kerry. Yeah definitely in these uncertain times. It means a lot that you're sticking with us and like what we do and We're going to keep doing it so you know that. That's the thing T. F. L. W. is on patriots dot com slash the final lap facebook dot com slash. The final happen anywhere else. 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Denny and the Could Bee

Sparkle Stories Podcast

22:59 min | 1 year ago

Denny and the Could Bee

"Hello. This is David of sparkle stories and welcome to the podcast. This week's story is a soothing story a calming and reassuring story during a time that might be a little worrying for some of you so much is happening in the world. And most of it has nothing to do with you. And yet we hear people talking and we might accidentally hear or read something on the news. And we might as you will learn from this story, get stung by a could be this story is called Denny and the could be and it's all about letting go of the things that might happen and focusing on what is in front of us. Instead, which reminds me that I don't think I ever told you about my new venture. I am now teaching classes on. How to do what I do and doing consultations all online. The website is my name, David Sewell, mcken dot com. D A V. I D S E W E L L M C C A N, and I won't say much about this other than one all the parents and adults out there should visit the site and see what we have to offer and two we just launched a new course that goes right with this story. The course is called how to find the truth in the news. And it's for all the grown-ups out there who are tired of getting stung by could bees. And they would like to learn how to consume the news with peace and equanimity we think that this is really needed right now. All right, all so get ready to be soothed and calmed. Here is the story. Denny and the could be. Denny and the could be. Once upon a time in a town outside of a big city. There was a little girl named Denise Taylor. Denise or Denny as her parents called her lived in a small house at the edge of town next to the post office and cross street from the neighborhood bakery that served bagels and tea in the morning. Denny grew up in the small house, and she knew her room and her yard very well. She knew where all the crocuses popped up every spring and the spot in her room where the lady bugs liked to hide in the autumn. She knew where the neighbor's dog often tried to dig under the wood fence, and she knew the small button sized hole in the corner of the dining room floor that glowed when the basement light was turned on. Knowing so much about her room and her house and her yard made Denny feel safe and safety was important to her. This was also the case it school in the past. Denny had attended a very small preschool where she had two teachers and only ten other children in the class. She knew those ten children very, well and two of her best friends were in the class, Rachel and Kalina she and her friends sang songs played games. Eight snack and had rest time all together. And Danny loved every day. Now, this was a big year for Denny because this was her first year of kindergarten in the new school with new teachers and new class. Everything was new for her which would have been plenty for Denny to manage but added on top of it was some concerning things her cousin Lucas told her. Lucas was in the third grade, and though he hadn't gone to this school. He said that he had friends who went began awful. There's bullies there. He told her mean kids that call you names, and some even take your lunch. He also told her, and there's these big old bells on the walls and some ring so loud, they can take your hearing away. Well, she had never heard of bullies before or of bells so loud that they could take your hearing away. And now that she did she was nervous. She was nervous about going to kindergarten. In fact, she no longer wanted to go at all. So on the first day of school. Denny did not feel safe when she saw all the children walking in with their backpacks and their lunchboxes. She did not feel safe when she heard the faint sound of a bell ring inside. And she did not feel safe when it was time to say goodbye to her mother and enter the kindergarten classroom. But then she met Mr James, one of her new teachers, Mr James was shorter than her father, and he had dark hair and short scruffy beard, Mr James ward, jeans, and a work shirt with the sleeves rolled up. She noticed that he had big strong hands that looked like he did a lot of work the first thing, Mr James asked her was do you like to cook? Because I need some help in the kitchen with these muffins. And then he smiled it was a very warm very sparkly sort of smile, and it immediately made Denny, relax. She said goodbye to her mother and then followed Mr James into the classroom. They worked together. And while she stirred the Muffin batter. She happened to notice a metal bell above the hallway door. She remembered. What her cousin Lucas said? And immediately dropped the spatula and covered her ears. Mr James looked over. And then he saw that she was looking at the Belle. Are you worried about the sound? He asked. I heard a bell ring when I was outside. She said looking at the bell is it going to ring again. That bell. Let's us know when it's time to end class and to start something new he answered, but it isn't going to ring for a bit. Does the sound of the bell bother you? She looked at the bell again. And then said not most bells, but my cousin told me that the bills here are so loud that they can take your hearing away. Said Mr James does your cousin go to school here? She shook her head. No, he heard about the bells from his friends. Well, you know, what I think asked Mr James, I think that you and your cousin might have gotten stung by a could be. Denny frowned took her hands from her ears and asked a could be what's that? Oh, the could be are sneaky. Yes, they are those could be as whisper in your year could be could be could be and my they sure can make a person nervous. Now, I got stung by could be once that lasted a longtime. I got this idea that I should never touch my basement floor with my bare feet. I thought the floor could be dangerous like hot lava or my feet could stick to it forever or something like that. This idea made Denny smile she wondered why he would ever think a basement floor was hot lava. No, it was his silly idea. He said, but the could be whispered so loudly could be could be could be that. I'd throw frisbees couch cushions on the floor and hop from one to the next Denny smiled. Again, imagining a young Mr James hopping around on couch cushions did you ever touch the floor. Again, she asked the high did. And do you know what happened nothing the floor was fine. It turns out that. I was the only one that needed anything. The could be was so loud that I couldn't see what was well true. The floor was a floor. It wasn't hot. And. It was in sticky, Mr James paused for a moment, and then he smiled and continued. Well, I was very lucky because my mother knew all about those could bees. And while she held me. She had this. Then Mr James took out a tiny little blue bottle with a tiny little Spitzer top. This is could be spray. It keeps the could bees away. And then he spritz a little in the air. Denny immediately smelled a mixture of delicious smells, soothing lavender in a spicy eucalyptus and others. That smelled like herbs. Her mother used for cooking. She smiled at the smell, and she felt relaxed. She said I like the smell too. But do you know who doesn't like this smell could be they hated? And when you have this smell around you. They go running in the other direction, Mr James spritz, the arrogance and they both closed. There is and sniffed. They both said. Feeling a little better about that bell? He asked as he pulled batch of muffins out of the oven when she nodded he added. Well, that's good because it's about to ring. And right as the bell rang, Mr James spritz over her head one more time and Denny was a little surprised by the sound. But she didn't think it was very loud. It didn't actually bother her at all. The could be was gone. For the rest of the morning. Denny felt much safer and grateful for Mr James and his could these Spitzer it really seemed to work that is until lunchtime. When she went into the cafeteria, she remembered, what her cousin Lucas had said about bullies. And how they might take her lunch. She nervously scanned. The cafeteria looking for children that looked kind of mean, she spotted a boy in her class named Thomson that always seemed to have a frowny sort of phase. She studied him and saw that he was sitting alone. He looked particularly frowny. And she thought if anyone was a bully he was she sat far away from him. And every now, and then she peeked over big frown. He looked mad definitely a bully. She thought. She was nervous about Thomson for all of lunch and recess is. Well, and as soon as she saw Mr James again, she walked quickly up to him and said, I think there might be a bully in the class. A bully asked Mr James, raising his eyebrows, tell me about bullies. Denise, oh, I know what you mean. Well, my cousin said that there were bullies here that tees you and call you names, and might even take your lunch is this the cousin who didn't go to school here said Mr James with his smile and have you found any of these bullies yet? Denny tilted her head and then looked down. I don't know. I think Thomson might be. Thomson Barlow he asked with some surprise, the two of them looked over at Thomson who was turning the page of picture book. He was frowning. Why do you think Thomson? Well, said Denny he looks kind of mad. But did Thompson tease you or call you a name or take your lunch? Denny looked at Thomson. And then it Mr James she shook her head. No Denny he said as he put his hands on his hips. I think you got stung by two could bees this time one that told you there were bullies here and another that said Thomson might be one of them. And we know they were could bees because so far you haven't found any and the could be keeps telling you good be one could be one. What about that frowny looking Thomson? He could be one. Mr James laughed and Denny joined him it sounded exactly like the thoughts that she was having. Well, Denny even though you got stun, you know, that if some one really does tease you or call you names or touches you in any way, you do not like you need to come to me. Right. He said with the very serious face. He need to come to me or another grownup because it is our job to keep you safe. It is our job to keep all the children save. It is the most important job that grownups have. Denny looked into his eyes and could see that he was very serious. She nodded slowly. And then he smiled again. Well, I don't think this could be actually needs a spray. Oh, we need to do is this Mr James, then turned to the boy and called. Hey thomson. Can you come here for a moment? I want you to meet Denny. Denny saw Thompsons face suddenly transform into a bright smile as he approached. And she could see for the first time that he had freckles and that his hair was almost the same color as hers she smiled back at him and wondered if the two of them might be friends. Well, over the next few weeks, Mr James helped Denny send could bees away. Sometimes they used the could be spray and other times, they didn't need it. When she heard about something called cooties that you could apparently catch like a cold, and they could make your tongue turn green. She went straight away to the mirror in the kindergarten kitchen, and she checked her tongue. She continued to check her tongue through the course of the day. And Mr James walked over and asked her what was wrong there are cooties. She said with concern cooties asked Mr James, tell me what you know about cooties. Well, she said looking quickly over toward the girl named Jenny who told her all about the Kuti's. You can catch them. I'm holding hands or saying someone's name, and it can make your tongue turn green said, Mr James with deep breath in and have you seen any one's tongue? Turn green Denny then he smiled and shook her head. She knew what Mr James was going to say. Well, that's because in my many years of teaching I've never actually seen a case of Kuti's. But I've heard lots of could be whispering about cooties. He could have cooties she could have cooties might tongue could turn green my nose could turn yellow with pink polka dots. This made any laugh, but what we know is true. Is that even though you hold your friends hands, and you say their names your tongue and your nose are fine. Right. Denny nodded her head. So do you think we will need the spray he asked as he reached into his pocket? She said as she considered this. I think the could be as gone, but I still like the smell me to he said you can do at this time. Denny happily took the bottle and pushed on the top. And then she smiled at the smell. It was relaxing. But it also made her feel kind of strong. And then one afternoon, Mr James told her, you know, the other day, I visited a friend of mine who had to go to the hospital. He's all better now. But for a while there, he had lots of people around him saying could be could be could be could be. And you know, what I felt like doing? I wanted to take out my bottle and spritz them all but instead I listened to them for a while. And then I asked them to tell me what they knew was true. Well, it worked as well as the spray, those could bees disappeared and everyone felt a lot better. Then he took the could be spray bottle out of his pocket and put it on a low shelf where there were some wooden toys and bowls of special beads. So I think I'll just keep this bottle right here. I don't think I'm going to need the spray as much as I thought. And now, you know where it is. If you need a little spray from time to time. Thank you. She said as she touched the bottle. Mr James smiled again. And then went to the kitchen to help another kindergartner clean her hands. And later that day when Denny overheard her friend Jenny telling her other friend will Monica could have cooties her eyes could turn orange. She noticed the look of worry on Will's face as he said really as Jenny was nodding her head. Yes. Denny stepped closer and said I never saw cooties or green tongues orange is or yellow noses with pink polka dots. And neither has Mr James. I think cooties is a could be and then she looked over at the could be spray bottle sitting on the shelf, and she considered going over and getting it before she did, however Jenny asked what is it could be. Denny looked back at the bottle again, but stood still. And then she said I used to think that that bell over there could take your hearing away. She told them all about the could be and the could be spray and she noticed that both Jenny and will were not only interested. They looked kind of relieved. If a could be starts to whisper to me said will when she was finished could you use your spray on me? Yeah. For me to asked Jenny Denny nodded and smiled. She felt good. She felt happy and with all the could B's gone. She no longer felt worried at all. This has been an original story by sparkle stories of sparkle stories dot com, copyright, two thousand fourteen. We hope you enjoyed it.

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Daily - Who destroyed a water melon?

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 3 weeks ago

Daily - Who destroyed a water melon?

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on well, this week chip Ganassi racing announced their new driver for the twenty twenty one season and their number, forty, two car and they did. So in fitting fashion, I must say with the total and absolute destruction of a watermelon, which means they can only be Ross chastain but I also would not wish it on anybody because it most people would not have done it and I'm not saying that I would have written it down and planned it this way but it's the only way I was going to get here and I made my first truck star just over ten years ago. And since in you know now a fulltime xfinity season run for a championship in the playoffs after a championship trucks and looking at next year to be signed full-time like you said with a fully funded. Fully capable team a guy like chip Ganassi, a guy that's world renowned and racing calls me and wants to drive his race car is is absolutely incredible earlier. In the week, we heard from Denny Hamlin on starting his new team with NBA legend Michael Jordan with Wallace as their driver. Now, let's hear from bubba Wallace quote this is a unique once in. a life opportunity that I believe is a great fit for me at this point in my career both Michael and Denny are great competitors and are focused on building the best team. They possibly can to go out and compete for race wins I'm grateful and humbled that Michael Denny believe in me and I'm super pumped to begin this adventure with them and. Like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap.

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Ep. 98 | Homestead recap & reactions (RWP)

The Down and Dirty Show

51:48 min | 1 year ago

Ep. 98 | Homestead recap & reactions (RWP)

"Are we recorded podcast. How errands modeled old for? The photo weavers recorded as video all right. Welcome back to the racing herders. podcast everyone I am your host Kelly Crandall this is episode. Ninety eight by the way and you already know. It's my favorite episode of the year. Because we're out here on the front stretch at homestead Miami speedway but before we get to racing guys I gotTA handle some business. Lionel racing partner of PODCASTS. I hope you all know that. And they've got a really cool promotion going on right. Now you can submit your die-cast collection to Lionel final either on twitter or instagram using the Hashtag authentic span. And you're in the running to win. Every product authentic product that Lionel produces in twenty twenty eligible. I don't know that's a good question but go check it out twitter and instagram and you can go to Lionel authentic dot com. And that's probably why you wear. You'll find the rules Jerry and read them our check. The rules read the rules. I'll give you my league honestly opinion and then I'll If it's possible that I will winter. It's a hell of a deal so everybody checks out Jerry. Jordan's never missed an opportunity that he couldn't at least explore but it's a hell of a helping offer to you for me. It's if it's free it's for me So thank you for being a partner of the podcast. Let's get that out of the way right away. So Authentic Fan dot com. Submit your photos or stop not motion video by the way on twitter and instagram using the Hashtag authentic fan and there's a couple of different prizes. Grand Prize is every authentic product product line was going to produce in two thousand twenty. So thank you for that all right as I said. It's my favorite episode of the year. Weaver is here from autoweek. Jerry Jordan is here from kicking the tires. In whatever else he does of seventeen million things and Jacobs Ailment is here from sport or anything. Do you have seventeen outlets as well. Jake it sprint car midget to okay. Don't dot net kicking the tire. What did I 'cause because Oh 'cause I just said kicking the tires? Oh and it's all about branding. Listen listen if we're doing it this way. We forgot short-track seen to. I'm sorry weaver. I apologize for that sort tracksuit multiple multiple things were as. You're so great and mighty that you only have to do one. I wish that was true. I really really do. I wish that was true anyway. Let's talk some racing. The two thousand nineteen season is officially over. And I mean officially because inspection is complete. We have a champion and we have a race winner. And that is Kyle Busch. I I gotta be honest with you. I probably would have said he was the least likely of the Florida win this championship. In my opinion and He kind of went out and and spanked the field in a way because he led the most laps and really was upfront. I think the statistic on NBC sports was he was out front most of the title contenders not just out front the race but of the in the title hunt he led the other three the most tonight. So let's get it started here pass around the microphone. What does everybody think of? Kyle Busch now a two time Monster Energy Nascar Cup series champion as Braxton. Bush is over here Sitting in the trophy for the photos hate that. I'm missing this because I actually tweeted earlier. That the IT Kyle tried to get him in the Monster Cup earlier tonight and bricks and said I'm too big too big. Well I guess he suddenly not that big after all all all it took was kyle tossing them in the air a couple times which is what he really wanted so now cal is getting what he wanted. which is Braxton in the Cup But but to answer your question I I love this scene. I love doing the brought us over to this side. As opposed to the blind side and this side is before the start finish line so the turn four side of the front stretch chair at homestead Miami speedway the photos are still being taken. Confetti is everywhere lots of Toyota people. Lots of Number eighteen people. Of course Joe Gibbs racing people just. It's the party is still ongoing. I don't know if Kyle dominated but I'll say this. I think that his team made the fewest mistakes. He almost pretty much a mistake. Free Race but the main takeaway and we'll get into the mistakes. In a couple of minutes the main takeaway to me was and a season and that was so contentious so so aggressive so downright moody is kind of fitting that. Kyle Busch exemplifies much. That is the champion of this really frustrating season in this rules package that he hates weaver. Isn't that the most. Is this the most Kyle. Busch thing that could have happened this year. That the package Vic Kelli Kelli. You're already laughing at me. 'cause she knows where I'm going only with this that the package that Kyle just absolutely vilified for ninety five percent of the year that he hated that you know as a driver. He just didn't didn't want to deal with and he comes out on top as the champion of set package for twenty nineteen. Just shake my head at it But he drew the parallel Adam. Stevens threw the parallel Kelly. It's just like two thousand fifteen isn't it. They got hot early or in fifteenth case. When Kyle came back they got hot and then they cooled off for? Most of the rest of the year didn't do squat the first nine races the playoffs and then boom get to homestead Miami. Flip the switch. And here's vintage. Kyle Busch doing exactly what he does to go out and not only win the race but win the championship. And I love again that you had to win the race to win this championship. Second was not going to be good enough and Martin Darn sure made sure that yeah. We'll talk about not having to win the race to win the championship. A little bit in a in a little bit and we talk about the truck series. Because we're GONNA cover it all Jerry. He's now a two-time cup ops series champion. That's pretty impressive. It is pretty impressive. He's one of only two drivers on the active list right now. That can say that Jimmy Johnson's the other one No other driver throughout their houses championship. That's active in the cup series so And nobody actually nobody until now until Kyle we can say had won two championships under this elimination style. Format Matt so once again Kyle Busch becoming the first to do something and you know He. He likes record books. He likes that. You know. That's part of what it is and You know he as he I said tonight. He's popular just not in the way that will get him the. NPA most popular driver award still the fans. Cheer or Boo as they will he gets respect regardless of whether or not Kyle Busch is light. I'm reading twitter all night people. Oh said Yeah I hate him but I gotta give him props he can drive a race car. Count like Tony Stewart. Another former Joe Gibbs racing driver what it was about Joe that attracts troublesome drivers Wells v Cup Championship for Joe Gibbs as an owner. His Organization has won nineteen races this share. which is the most for a team? Since Hendrick motorsports one eighteen in two thousand seven most of any team in the modern era period. We'll end yeah. I was just making We everybody was looking at that. Eighteen number from two thousand seven that was back during Hendrick was just ripping everybody to shreds with with Jimmy Johnson and Chad Canal so fifth championship for Joe. Second for Kyle. I mean Martin misses out on a second. So let's let's so then the guys who lost they all made mistakes. I mean in a way you could argue that. All three of them beat themselves absolutely because as the nineteen team. I put the wrong tyres on the call. Well they put tires on the car. It started with that then they stayed out longer on the final run. Didn't pit until till five laps after Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin so by that point. He's I believe he was ten seconds behind. I clocked it at ten seconds. That's what I saw on the scoreboard. Yeah he cut it down to four point five at the Finish Kevin Harvick finishes fourth or fifth four and fourteen seconds. Back Fourteen seconds back. They stayed out fourteen laps longer and were twenty five seconds behind at one point more than that. I think harbut actually uh-huh laugh himself. Well he did but I'm talking about like yeah. It was twenty five seconds at one point and then the eleven team. Good God I mean this team. In my opinion I have said it. All Year long was destined to win the championship kinship. They blow it. I'm just GONNA say they blew it. I'm flabbergasted this happened. I A piece of tape I. I'm I'm so flabbergasted this happened because after they won Phoenix and then the speed and pace they showed. I did a walk through interrupt. You uh-huh because it's the Great Jeff Flock so well Jeff you take our picture but they would you like to come over and offer anything how you feel about the end of the season we are. We've just I'M GONNA pass the MIC areas. This is Jeff we're talking about. We just began talking about how in our opinion the other three championship contenders didn't just lose the race. They all beat themselves else in one way or another. No I agree with you. I agree with you because I mean if if true X. doesn't I mean whatever happened with his tires of the weirdest thing I've I mean you hear about the possibility of that happening. I guess that but to mix it up in the championship race in of all times I mean. Have you ever seen that actually happened in a race. So you've covered high. I mean I don't know and then and then you know Harvick They stayed out fourteen laps longer. Yeah and I understand. They felt like they were in a box but they were in a box because they were the last one of the contenders depit so they made their bed at that point and then Hamlin obviously in the car came in and it looked like it was already having steamed coming out and they slapped a tape on it too and it made it overheated anymore and I understand they probably probably not great position at that time anyway but yeah I mean. Kyle's the only one that had a clean night for a guy that kept talking about how we haven't had a clean race all play asked him that the Martinsville. Yeah he got one he was the one that said we haven't had a clean race yet. They have a good time. I guess it's so weird though like it doesn't this this season so many ways like nothing about as made sense. No I feel like there's no narrative where you would have started something in woven the only the narrative consistency is like Joe Gibbs racing but other than that. There's nothing like you that makes you know 'cause this supposed to be. Oh it looked like Denny's year it was destined Austin so that's what I said as you were. Walking over is in my opinion. The eleven team was destined to win this championship and they blew it. They blew it at the worst possible time. And but here's the thing jake that stands out if you're looking for people to blame because we know that that's what folks like to do. It's important into note that Denny Hamlin didn't collapse Oh Denny Hamlin didn't blow it denny. Hamlin didn't fold at the worst possible time like we've seen seen in the past where he couldn't handle the moment. This was on Chris. GABE HAR TRU chief. Chris Gebhardt and that team they just. Chris took all the blame. I'm he said that it was you know he made the call. But my gosh what a race to get it wrong. I know and and that's the hard part about the system that were under now is it is one race to decide a champion and one mistake as Adam Stevens said in the post race this this format forces you to be perfect to win a championship. You cannot mess up in this race Kyle. Busch in the eighteen team did not mess up and everybody else did. And that's that's legitimately what it comes down to but what. I appreciate an what to me. The narrative here with the eleven team really is how far Denny Hamlin's come was his his post race media Vail Ability. Yes Chris Gay part took them lame but denny. Hamlin didn't blame Chris. Gay Part for any of it. In fact I I asked Denny about this and you know it it really was more of a feel Matt of Denny was happy that they at least were trying something and trying to be aggressive to win a championship being chip rather than just being content to sit there and not win it. Yeah that's actually a great segue because I talked to gay part and I think that entire team was on the same page. That to call wasn't bad. The car just didn't respond the way they had hoped You Know Gephardt said that's not on the crewmember. It's the right amount of tape They felt like they needed to be aggressive. It's very similar to what happened. With the four team. In Rodney chillier saying they felt like they had to make a big swing and and then when the swing didn't really work out then they had to stay out late because they were the fourth of the four guys. I think that the race hadn't fully come to them yet and they wanted to make that last adjustment to get them over the edge because I don't think they were GonNa beat either the eighteen or the nineteen in the straight up race and we. We saw that we saw it in eighteen was at the end of the nineteen. They took a swing and it just didn't work out. I don't think this is as tragic as it looks. It looks that way because they need to come back in to tape tape off. I don't think it was a bad call. It just didn't prove to be the right call. And then he even said that I need him to be aggressive him being aggressive one us the Daytona five hundred him being that aggressive one US five other races this year him being aggressive goddess here. So I don't think it's as much of the tragedy as it was in in two thousand and ten or even to a lesser extent. Two thousand fourteen. They just got beat. They got beat by the better teams all year. And here we are cowboys. You were talking about Who led the most laps and obviously lead laps in the race? But Breaking Down Martin trace junior had a hundred and three Kevin Harvick had forty one denny. Hamlin had two two. He didn't even lead the first lap of the race and he was on the poll. But here's the thing. This race is not one in the daytime. It's one in the nighttime and that eleven car. In the words of Ska- escape part was awful for two stages and then when the sun started to go down I made note of it on twitter. The eleven car started to respond as the eleven car started Arctic to respond the four in the nineteen started to fade. This is a nighttime race. I don't care how good you are in the daytime. I don't care that Kevin Harvick Harvick was either was Harvard or tricks who led true X.. Who led ninety eight of the first one hundred and twenty laps? You don't the trophies not awarded after for the first two stages the trophies awarded at night under the lights but tricks did fight back after going. Let down after making a mistake with the tires in obviously finished second so that team overall probably had the best night of anybody to considering what happened. No they did the the they did and that that nineteen car was the bullet to end all bullets here and if not for that mistake I think Martin drew ex. Junior wins this race going away because it was very clear that they got their car right for the night but as we talked about A lot through this race and I think true XS downfall really really was traffic. Not Cooperating for him trying to run down Kyle. I think he had the car to run. Kyle down on that last run but as he referenced. Three or four times on the radio he got no help with traffic. And we saw Saturday in practice. You could not be directly behind somebody and make any speed there was just too much dirtier so I was able. We'll speak with colpaert after the race and he was just. He was dejected. On Pit road obviously and he felt like this was there to win. They Turks was the favourite. Obviously coming at the end. But as you pointed out as we all know it's team issue the whole the crude letting down the crew Letcher X.. Down Jerks drove his off off on the track but obviously the crew with those two mistakes that they had getting him out late and the tires that that's why Kabul up on stage right now it's it's GonNa suck for true exits. Sucks Kevin Because you WanNa win a championship. But they had various successful years. I feel like this will hurt Denny Hamlin more because because he still hasn't won a championship and that's all people are gonNA remember. This is going to be a season of what could a showed a water. And I in my opinion I think he could still a hell of a season. I think people should look at it and say Okay Daddy. Hamlin proved what he can do this year but he admitted it during Media Day. When you have a goose egg in Matt Championships column? That's the downfall to people and they're always going to say well what happened to Denny Hamlin. So what happened here. To Dinnie is now dinnie has completely reverted within a week. Right back to mark Martin territory and again. There's no shame in being Mark Martin. Mark Martin is told all of us that he wakes up every morning and he doesn't feel like any less of a man any less of a champion any less of a hall of Famer without the Championship. But there is that very glaring very obvious goose egg in the championship column. And that's going to sting and you know he's not getting any younger You don't know how much longer the rods gonNA lasts for him man Jay. GR feels like like this rotating panel right now and listen. I know he's got a great relationship with pedic's you just never know what's going to happen. So that's the most obvious. The most obvious hurt sort of the three who didn't win but I want to touch back on tricks Manitou. I think this is big for true. Acts a big loss for true because very similar. He's getting older. This is the cowboys Eric. Kyle Busch has two championships now. And how many wins in his career fifty six and he's not even in what we all believed to be a peak driver age which is around thirty eight thirty nine. This is the beginning of the cowboys. Share not not the middle. We're in the beginning and so now denny is going to be even harder and harder for him to get back to this level two. This was tricks. Chance to be two time champion instead of Bush and now the Bush era truly begins. Well I think that highlights what this format has done since we went to this elimination style. Format because you know you could say the same thing about Kyle. which is this is only his second championship but he's been here five times? Absolute Martin has won championship kinship. But he's been here four or five times. Same thing with Kevin Kevin Harvick has won championships one championship. But he's been here five times. You know until until until this year there was a new champion every year. It was so hard to repeat. And you look at these guys. Kevin Kyle and Morton had have been here year after a year after year and while many of us will sit here and say that's damn impressive or on the flip side people will say it's getting damn tiring it just shows the fact that it's from Kyle to only have one championship the amount of times you've been here. This is tough. Yeah and that was actually the point of my Thursday call him. I said listen. We're still going to talk about championships. We're GONNA talk about Kyle being a two time champion. We're GONNA talk about Denny's lack of a championship but I do think there's some merit not wanNA give credit to all four of these teams teams. That drivers their crew chiefs. I do think there is some merit in just being a championship finalist year in year out. Especially you know the big three of Harvick Harvick and true ex and Ambush because they have defined this era since two thousand fourteen regardless of how the statue shakeout and how we compare. Compare the three against each other You know they have to find this particular format And regardless of how the championships play out there the best so before before we move on to other topics I think another thing that should stand out from this year is again. They were the four best drivers to homestead they all won a bunch of racists. Assist Chris Gebhardt for people. If you're not paying attention yeah you can you can crap on him all you want tonight if you're a Denny Hamlin fan but a strategy like that has one Denny Hamlin. More races tossed him this year. And just keep in mind. I think going in the next year that that Chris gave part is a phenomenal chief. And if these two can stick around stick together for a couple of years I I think it's going to be a really good thing for the eleven team and one final thing Denny Hamlin. I know I keep talking about this. 'cause I just I really feel like he was the story maybe of tonight night because of how he lost and certainly with the season that he had You know to Jacobs Point talking about his post race attitude and Whatnot Denny Hamlin onset on pit road road. You know we're GONNA go into next year. We're going to win a lottery. Says we are going to win a lot of races. There's no reason why can't but I mean I mean I'm just glad he's still got that opportunity to do it because it was rumors and speculation that any would be you know would be leaving. Jr at the end of last year And possibly at the end of this year. But that's not going to happen. We know that so Let's see what he can do as you said there's a lot of young talent coming up for Jr.. So so. I I only see you know more championships and trophies You know I guess Joe needs to build a bigger trophy case. I do have a question for call and and I dropped the ball on the post race. Press conference because you know me. I'm not afraid to ask anybody. I want to know if he likes the package of a car yet. Well I think the garage at Daytona opens in about eighty something days. You can ask of that now that I think eighty to be exact. Well look at that. Eighty all right. Tyler Rennick is a two-time expanding series champion. Dan that kid I love it because Keli basically said exactly what I've known since the kid was preteen. Running an outlaw carton running dirt late models in California he he is indeed as Kelly. Kelly said Damn good and he's only going to get better as he continues this rise. Obviously he's getting promoted to the cup series. That's going to be a big deal but Saturday. They night here was all about Tyler rettig and it just had that feel no matter. Who else took shots at him that nobody was going to rip this this away from him at the end and he proved that Matt with that move that he put on custer to take the lead for good there with nineteen go that was a thing of beauty? Saturday's race was the best race of the weekend. And I would challenge Tyler Riddick to try and pull that move off again. I don't know that he could do it twice if he tried. So so matt was it a surprise that tyler radic was the champion at the end of the night. No and let me tell you. I think that championship is so big for the perception. Shen of Tyler early. He's already won a championship. But I think going back to back to different teams. Listen we've been following the extended series now for the past couple of years and all the promotional material given to Christopher Bell had all all the HOOPLA made of of of C- bill for good reason like bill all is truly amazing and I think what makes Tyler addicks two championships. So remarkable as he came here to homestead Miami and attract that that rewards the skill set that both he and in rettig share and reading meet bell at his own game two years in a row with two different teams. Maybe he just. Maybe you know Tyler rettig might be the top prospect out of all of them we. We'll see how it shakes out starting next year but I think all three of those guys are just extremely family talented and I'm so excited to see them. Take this championship battle for the past. Two years to the Cup series has all three are going to be rookie of the year candidates. Well first off. I'm excited to go drink butter beer at universal on Wednesday but But more importantly I talked to Richard Children earlier today and he's got a warning for everybody in the Cup series series. The days of Richard childress being lackluster in his opinion. With title Riddick. Coming up there and some of the changes and improvements he's making for for twenty twenty and beyond. He's predicting more more wins in his in his In his in the history books for his organization so I mean that came straight from him right behind Austin and ties cars this more this morning before the rare this afternoon for the race started. So he's He was adamant I mean he said that in the press conference he said that you you know tyler is going to put everybody to work over there because he brings a lot of talent you know. They're bringing in a tire to team up with him. Next year. He's bringing round. Randall Burnett his crew chief and I wrote it on Racer Dot Com that that Richard is already looking forward to twenty twenty in the Cup series. And because he believes it's tyler read is going to elevate their program. He's one hundred percent behind this this kid and and great for Tyler because Tyler is he's a good guy and he's obviously a hot shoe and a good talent so Jacob. I think the surprising thing to me was The season that Cole custer had a breakout year I don't yeah you want to win a championship. But I feel like he also won big in the sense of just how he performed from start to finish finish this year. Oh without job yeah job. According to Tony Stewart And not just Tony Stewart a really From coal himself. You Know Gene Haas had said that that months ago that you know coal needed to win if he was going to go forward well apparently gene had said that. I think this time last year and Tony admitted that at the beginning beginning of this year they told Cole we need to see improvements and he went out. And what was the final tally. Six races seven races. I think it was six and I think tyler was five and bell was eight. It's surprising that to two or three full years to due for Christopher full years and the extent series won a bunch of races but didn't win a championship. I I have to I have to. That's Kinda surprising. It is it it is but at the same time bell said it repeatedly after the race that he just hasn't had what he needs here and I think it not that we're going to see it but if he had another year in the series and we went out to. Ism for twenty twenty. I think Christopher Bell takes the title hands down quite frankly wrinkly because I Jackson is race. Track homestead is track exactly but a the lack of a championship for Christopher Bell should not take away from the stupid completely ridiculous. Incredible Insane amount of success that he's Zad in such a short time in this series I mean basically Y- basically a twenty five percent winning percentage now I'm rounding a little bit there but the kid just about one in four one in this xfinity series and that's not something that's easy to. That's not something that we had seen done. Since the days of Sam ard back at the very beginning of what's now xfinity series. The kid is a insanely talented and between Bell Koster and radic. If if you don't think this twenty twenty rookie of the year battle in the Cup series is going to be just as good as in the xfinity series this year. And if you don't think that at least one if not more of those three are going to win some races next year Walk back home and get your head checked because you're wrong Erin beard and are you still being just a spectator. Are you want to join in on the PODCAST. I mean adds up to you so Aaron. Come on over here Jerry go ahead I was I blame myself for bells loss okay. I forgot to bring loopy Cortina's this week from Texas and and that was the thing last week and we'd we do. Every time I brought him Baluchi his favorite restaurant he He Wins Christopher. Bell is going to have a hell of an ask her career so I think he'll be all right but talk with you. We're going to celebrate you and I are GonNA celebrate on on Wednesday with Tyler Radic at Universal Studios. That's GonNa that's GonNa be fun So Aaron Lemme ask you this. Get You In here on the PODCAST Friday night we had a truck series race here at home said and Yeah it was race was indeed a race. They were vehicles vehicles on track competing That's really all there is to say about that. It's look I think we're all in agreement that the extended series is race. Was the best race this weekend. Oh by four. I mean Friday Friday was a dud in my opinion Matt crafted was an unlikely champion to me. He he went winless. Nothing against Matt just Wasn't the story line. I think we were all expecting to see and it wasn't the race. We're all expecting to see the whole last. Stage of that race played out. I guess bland would be the term for it and bland fashion because there weren't any cautions or anything that shook it up. There weren't a lot of passes up in the front it was kind of just craft after cruising out front there at the end and we were waiting to see. Can somebody get tomb to something happened. Facilitate anything interesting at the end and it just never played out in credit to craft afternoon. The team for doing what they had to do to be in that position to take advantage but it didn't make for a super exciting finish. Did you predict that Matt Craft and would be a three time series champion just a couple of weeks ago I mean. Did you see that coming. No I did a preseason or a pre playoff predictions thing and I think I- CRAMPTON's odds at low sorry matt man slipped only a little bit but no I definitely didn't predict it but at three times series champion. I mean that's what one behind Ron Norte on. The list is now tied with Jack. SPRAGUE one behind Hornets and I think we were all sleeping on Grafton and that's why craft and laughed at all of us in the press conference Friday night okay. Weaver was not sleeping faster but I i. I'll admit that I was and it's not from a place of disrespect for that but I just really. I just didn't believe at that. Eight hundred eighteen could rise to the occasion when it mattered. Most in junior joyner and matt got that team rallied and they did rise to the occasion and do what they had. They do now in going to errands word. He used bland and I would tend to agree only because for whatever Scott Zip Adelie Adeli has done food. Who Magic something but that sixteen truck? No matter whether it's Austin Hill who was in it Friday night Katori team has got this joint figured out and it's going to be interesting to see how that's really the thing that I hope we get to before the end of this podcast guests to is just the ambiance of having to leave this place behind champion. Very we're GONNA get to the truck series race. Well well you look you put it on the record weaver before you get to your point here. I will say I had what happened Friday. Half right I kind of fully expected or predicted that the the winner of the race would not be a title contender just because there were so many good trucks left. That were not entitled contention but I was wrong because I thought that there's no way matt crafted could beat those other three heads up. So let me tell you why I had actually picked craft and to win the championship. Truly I had conviction one. You go back to their their previous results last year. They love this place. He loves racing at this place. He loves the tire wear here. He often talks about places where he asked to use both of his feet to to drive and he's always been good but his season is so weirdly. We slept on them collectively as a as a group in the media center dinner because he hasn't won but don't forget he barely snuck into the playoffs this year despite having the best average finish of all drivers and then we got to the play offs. I am one. Trillion percent sure accepted the story. He he he he was second point he was winless. He was at risk of missing the playoffs. With dinner and hint finger would have got him because he was the regular season. Champion but kraft went on a rant in Michigan. And I wrote the story so I'm familiar familiar with this one about how it would have been a shame if he would have missed the championship having the best average finish because he said that back in his day championships were won by by putting a whole season together and not just floundering until homestead and winning the championship that way which is ironic. Which is ironic? I know but but let me add this so the results look awful when you look at his playoff run but there's a lot of misfortune there has been well documented Thor sports issues with the SPEC motor and then at Martinsville Martinsville he had a electrical component. Break as well so that Kinda excuse the results. It doesn't change the fact that was an ugly playoff but he had so many points points from the regular season that it was able to give him a buffer. And then if you just get to home said he's really good here. I thought they had a great shot so so it is eleven sixteen pm by the way for people who are keeping track. The championship trophy has left the stage. Brexit Bush is on the move. He's as a running down the front stretch a wave away from adult supervision. And it's off the trophy and probably kyle and everybody else are offered their next round photos. Probably over turns earns three and four Like I said the night is just getting some of them Jacob your next point I was just gonNA throw To to Matt's comment about Craft Trafton's ugly playoff run. Three words here survive and advance. That's what the playoffs are this. This elimination style. That's exactly what it is five in advance and if you get to homestead picked up you have a shot. And he had the shot he took Hook Shot and won a championship with it now. He mentioned Hornets as the motivation. Go going forward and Jerry's GonNa keep going okay too. Many people kept coming by and taking pictures of them. I think he got a little sensitive. Take a picture. Because he's laying down on the job like literally collegue anyway. He's got yeah pillow. No I don't think it might be but they also had I saw earlier unofficial from Joe Gibbs racing. They have so it's a giant and I mean like life-size EMINEM's bag that we're looking at the they were pulling stuff out of him throwing it. I don't know if it was toys or China Eminem they. Yeah we have to go investigate. Oh somebody else's spraying champagne paint on stage. I don't know anyone that Toyota Folk I don't know all right. Let's see where where podcast great shakeup. Nope no I know I love it. I love it. Oh we found brexit and he's got supervision again. That's a good thing all right. Yeah where was I going with that. Hornets Hornets is now kraft. CRAMPTON's motivation Lord help people can't hear apparently yeah. Golf carts have horns and and very loud those about as good as the jump by made when the flyover went over. Saturday this is what makes this podcast. Great guys it it is. It is the end of the Let's see we've had rule package change this year. We've had in. The way inspections have been done. John I mean we can go on and on about all of that stuff but let's let's end it and talk about this race track if you follow me on twitter if you read my column on Racer Dot Com earlier this year. I am downright pissed stories that we are leaving this racetrack. And it's my podcast and I can say that I am pissed off people. Yeah okay. Tonight's race wasn't the greatest that we've we've seen here but homestead has done nothing to deserve having this rays taken away. Listen listen I'm going to give a chance to weigh in uh-huh I I assume raceway don't call it Phoenix by the way because it's not in Phoenix. That's not the name. Okay just pisses me off. Now we're now that we're on this topic. It's it's not phoenix okay. Im raceway great people. Great Staff Great Facility. They sunk millions of dollars in that place. But congratulations you needed a facelift lift. That doesn't mean you get the championship race. Okay so I am really pissed off. I am so sorry to homestead this was this has been a great race track. It's been a great finale. It's been in a great host to all of us. I love coming out here and sitting on this front stretch to weavers point next year. We're going to be sitting in front of a giant neon. Cactus I'm just pissed I saw people. Are you not kind of excited about that. Have you to me last five minutes. I am pissed off. Okay so as probably the only person person sitting here who was at the very first championship race here in two thousand and two old man. Yeah I am. I'm I'm mad and like severely disappointed. I really like. I've made eighteen trips to south Florida. Okay I've not made eighteen trips. I've been all over the world. I've never made eighteen trips one place in my life except for here because it's closer to home. No it's his par for its seventeen hours seventeen hours to be hanging from Houston. Listen listen we could sit here all night. If you want me to reasons as to why I'm pissed off I mean no. This is just about the same distance. I'm driven at trust. Trust me do I know I drove from Phoenix to my house in Houston and Miami. Jerry's voices getting louder uh-huh reaching dog level. I love said over this Jerry. Neier pissed off. Let's go for three Maui ooh if we're talking about things I'm pissed off about this rules package still doing that. Only we are this. This is Kelly taking the mic away from me. This is this is not. We've already discussed that. We're talking about. Are you pissed off the home I am. I'm very disappointed. I think that even with this package baggage humor me for a minute that this this tract still defies a package under the race wasn't great but I thought that the race was probably could as it could have been given the circumstances the progressive banking the speed The location the personnel the vibes. It's the southern. Most point in continental united handed states and Florida is like the literal end of the line and I think the racing is phenomenal. divides I love this place. And listen I I think Phoenix it is great. I think Phoenix the right rules. Package and thankfully NASCAR is working on that. Next year I think Phoenix could be a wildly entertaining. Show too But I think most most of us are probably trapped in her own. nostalgia or our own Reminiscing I think we were so tied up into this for personal. The reasons that we're probably blind all things Phoenix can offer with. That said I'm blonde to and I don't WanNA leave. I wouldn't say personal reasons. It's it's a great facility. They've they've done a great job here and honestly. I don't know if I'm going to come here in the spring. You know it's a IT'S A. It's a random March race. It's like the fifth race of the year. It's expensive if yeah now. We're GONNA talk about personal. It's expensive to come down here. It's going to be right in the middle of spring break. I don't think they did this. Track any favors by not only taking the finale. La By by putting it in March. I think we could be talking about a rotation in the future too and so obviously that would be part of the consideration as well but it to me and this is probably to your point. Don't forget Indycar had its championship race here for a couple years to so to me I've always viewed homestead as the championship. TRACK DOC we only go here once a year so no team has the advantage. This place feel special. It feels unique. This is where champions being crowned and I. I just think it's a huge loss as for everyone involved Aaron. You're up are you. Well I mean isn't everybody. How can you come to get seen both of them for the first time here in the past two weeks? Not Oh my gosh. Slept during any of the stretch so maybe yes so. Maybe I'm just like blind tired and arrogant at this point but every race here all three races. I've found more entertaining than all three races than I assume raceway. Last weekend I found the more entertaining than the I assume raceway races in the spring and last fall and an last spring and probably the fall and spring before that. I can't remember that far back. I mean some work to do for next year. PHOENIX IS A. It's a very unique venue. When you were there right now the amenities and the facility really does have any league feel to it? I AC- has done a great job with it. It's a tremendous facility but the racing there it's peculiar and unique but I don't know that it is suitable for a championship finale. In the way the homestead is where you can run so many different lanes dress so many different strategies. You're wide open now. I just don't see that Phoenix I could see it becoming very much a one to two lane trek. And maybe that helped to the extent that you get like a short-track vibe and somebody might have a chance to bump somebody and get you some late race dramatics but in terms of just sheer race craft and race quality. I can't see how it's going to live up to a homestead offers. Take up are we gonna go I five. Are you pissed off. Yes absolutely going. Well you even if you were going to try and and and somebody was going to try and convince me otherwise. No I'm frustrated. I'm absolutely pissed off. I've only been able to be here for two of these but my God if I had fun watching watching racing at homestead growing up and through the years and just This places as Aaron said the Racing Phoenix six. I assume raceway sorry is unique. But I don't know that it's necessarily the good kind of unique and I definitely don't believe it's racing befitting of of a championship race in this sport. Steve Phelps said during the State of the sport address you talked about game seven moments and even some of the crew chiefs this weekend talked about game seven moments and I don't believe for one second that we're going to get that game seven feel at. I assume raceway next fall. I just just don't it's not the rate. It's not that kind of intense racing and I do you know this place is special because you can literally put your car anywhere and make speed and you you can search around you can find ways you can make ground on people when you run up against the wall with two. It's intense as hell. Hell asked Tyler ridicule. Tell you just know. We never should have taken championship weekend away from here and God knows I hope they get smart and bring get back your sooner rather than later. Otherwise I'm going to be really bummed. Improperly missing a few championship races in the future or we're going to have to start rotating it on the circuit. Yes yes I do. I do want to say I'm okay with moving the championship around. But what they did to homestead is is just wrong. I mean as Kelly said putting it in the spring their spring training down here their spring break hotel prices already two hundred eighty nine dollars to four hundred and fifty dollars a tonight that that's out of my budget and and we airbnb and other stuff but it's going to be very expensive aside from that you're killing this track. In my opinion you're killing his extract whether or not I assume is worthy of it or not. It just doesn't move the needle. I'm not saying put it in my home track Texas. That's not what I'm saying and EH and weavers like go out. That would make any gossip happy. But I'm not going to do. I'm not saying I'm saying if you'RE GONNA move it from here at least put it at a pinnacle track something. That's that makes it exciting and I just don't see that at ICM. Now I've heard from Nascar about how the racist GONNA improve. They're gonNA do some changes. I'm not even say they're going to do changes. They said they're gonNA look into office. They will do some chain what they're gonNA do. You don't have the ability to unilaterally. Make those it's unfortunately it's not just now it should be but it's not NASCAR. Just making the decision to cut the spoiler wheeler offer. Go back to the two thousand and I'm I'm willing to bet dinner that the smaller is going to get cut next year. So somebody better get out some metal shears because now I'm I'm willing to bet that they're going to some smaller off. That's the hope. So give me a championship at attracting. It's worthy I no offense to Julie. Her track is great out there. I love the track camera bashing we're not we're not it's not about that. It's about competition and competition wise. That racetrack has left plenty to be desired. So so here's the thing. Show me something next year to change me. Change your mind because we're there actually. We're there for two years. Were guaranteed to be there for two years so show me something next year. That's going to change my mind. All right it has been a wonderful wonderful. Now we're good we We don't want any beer right guys. I already said no a little bit of the Butler. Yeah your own yes champagne not beer. I'm not a person listening. We can sit here and talk all night. It's a wonderful wonderful season. I I love you guys. It's it's fun to do this. I'm glad you guys have been on the podcast. I'm glad that we all get to travel together. Sometimes stay with each other like this weekend. We've got a great house down here. Miami Good Job Jerry. Yes I will give you your props go job good job so you all are wonderful if anybody has any parting words go for it but man another year is coming on and we all survived. I WANNA give among. I think all of us want to give at least one message. I know this year has been tested for a lot of us. I know that personally from my standpoint. I've done a lot of bitching and complaining and for the people that still read and still understand. Thank y'all I think I speak for for all of us will all take a turn here but we all love racing racing to succeed and it's in moments like this sitting here with you guys watching the wind blow the the confetti across the the French strategist is just beautiful like really it's beautiful. I think we all get to do the the coolest job in the world and it's not lost on me moments like this that how much I love of Motor Sports Love Storytelling love journalism. Loving able to to have these moments with you guys. This is the best. Can't wait for twenty twenty already. You know this. This is the nineteenth year for guitars dot net but that net actually wasn't around. It started off as a as a newspaper column and then went to a web of website and radio show. But you know I. I've made some great friends. I've made more than that though I've made a family and you guys know that I'm on the road a lot and a lot more than some y'all with the exception of maybe weaver and because he's just a psychopath inge anyway so it means a lot you y'all taken me in and And have have become have been come close and You know I try to help everytime can if anybody needs something and a bit but being here at this track. It's it's sad going away this week. Komo in I'm GonNa Miss It. I don't know how to follow that up. I've only had my l. for all of one year after being with kicking the tires for dot. natty dot net motorsports speed just launched this year but You know before all this started before I even had a blog. I I was just a kid that liked racing. I grew up. I was three years old. Learned my names and numbers from the cars and the drivers and took me till nineteen and a twitter account to make a single friend in this industry. Now the Corrigo so I can't thank you enough for everything you do for me Appreciate everything and I think regardless regardless of opinions the one thing we all shares tremendous passion for what we're involved in and I think that's really what makes us so special if I could make one plea Nascar. It's GONNA be weird next March. We're going to go to the championship track. We're GONNA have a race. That's not for a championship. That's GonNa feel really weird after the way we've done homestead for so long now now but you guys have an opportunity with that. I don't know if you're GONNA try anything for it but that's the route we just went on S- please if you can do anything that we came to learn and make sure you bring a solid championship product. November proves wrong take advantage of that. That's all ahead say. Wow am I finishing this up other than you Kelly. Good grief grief row pressure. And because I haven't how is this the first time I've been on here with you. That's shocking in itself. Be The last known. Better not be remember this year initiation with something like that Shoot wealth a circle got up and left here. Everybody's GonNa take their kid does and last videos and last moments here on the track. I'm going to say how appreciative I am of of the the circle that has since since scattered here but y'All been tremendous to me this year. shoot eighteen months ago. I wasn't even sure if I was going to be able to stay in the sport and got a lucky phone own call. That led to way more than I could have thought of and it's been so much fun. Good Grief Th. This has been so much fun. check Google. I mean for for for those who don't realize how long my family's been in the sport. Just just just google it and you can read up. Read up because I don't and have the time to sit here all night and tell that story but I'm GonNa Miss Being here for championship weekend. I'm going to try and come in March just because I think it'll be fun an and necessary but I'm GonNa Miss Championship weekend being here and just going into next year. I am hopeful of of more and better things things because this ride this year. Weaver said it's been tested has been But I've personally learned a lot and I think as an industry we've learned a lot this you're and there's a lot to be said for that so I've enjoyed it. I'm grateful all those things and I'm GonNa Start Rambling if I if I don't let you've finished your got some sleep to get work to be done So thanks again. Everybody who has joined Matt Weaver of autoweek Jerry Jordan have kicking the tires dot net Jacob Silman of speed sport. Aaron bearded of Motorsport speak. Jeff Locke made an appearance of the athletic. Go check that out. This has been a great it show great night great championship weekend episode. Ninety eight is in the books next week. We've got a couple more so the season's over but a couple more podcasts. Before we go on hiatus eight US before the twenty twenty season so thanks everybody. The two thousand nineteen season is officially over water ride. It's been years but oh by God we Jerry Jordan and Ma. Weaver apparently have found some bubbly. It's about to be on in South Beach. Goodnight everybody the.

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Hour 1 - Denny Hamlin (07-26-19)

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Friday and timing yeah yeah got brisket today on the trigger fourteen hours smoking that sucker and we'll have that a little bit later on you know speaking and food. It's man Dan Versus Food Casey Web. The host of that show Casey's going to join US coming up. I don't know if there's any eating contests going on. It feels like if that's your job whenever you go into a restaurant somebody wants a piece of you. I'm guessing but I don't know if Casey takes on those challenges when he's not getting paid to take on those challenge thinking it's recognized at restaurants and the chefs send over like a double order or orange challenge I don't. I don't know it feels like that. You would go okay. We got to give them a a lot of food. That's what he normally does. I don't know if he's a big eater. I think he's he's a big eater when he gets paid to be a big eater already also talked to Clayton Kershaw the dodger pitcher will join us. We'll check in with the Dallas cowboys. Mr two-time Daytona five hundred winner Denny Hamlin will join us in the man cave coming up here in a little bit friend of the show N._F._l.. Training camps they're all open not everybody's there no Ezekiel Elliott and no Melvin Gordon will <hes> Michael Thomas with the saints hasn't shown up. I think Thomas will get his deal done. I think they're indications that Thomas is going to get his deal done as far as Zeke Elliott and probably not anytime soon but I do think that the lack of patients with Jerry Jones is going to help him because I just can't imagine Jerry Gone Yeah. Let's just go into the season without Zeke. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA show him. WHO's boss here? You went through the Emmett Smith fifth year when he held out and you came to your senses brought him back in and then you want super bowl. I don't know if it's the same finish the same ending here but I do have high hopes for the cowboys. If Zeke Elliott is there and that offensive line is back to being one hundred percent all right. We'll have a poll question stat of the day play the day poll question brought to you by man versus food on Cooking Channel mclovin. We'll have that for you coming up. I've noticed disturbing trend developing over the last couple of years in the N._F._l.. And this says thanks to social media in camera phones. We're getting bombarded by training camp highlights and yesterday. It's almost felt like E._S._p._N.. was going to break into programming or the N._F._l.. Network Oh my God Odell Beckham Junior catcher great catch okay I expect him to do that. I expect him to do that in training camp if he was dropping the football then I could see breaking into programming but this has to stop gets training camp. These are drills doesn't mean anything I know that Odell has great. I've seen him be great in games but I don't need to check in on the Cleveland Browns with a breathless report of what's going on now. I did look at the Beckham Catches I did but I'm excited to see them. Play in regular season Games real games. I don't need to see practice but with all the coverage of pro football these days. I'm not sure I have a choice here and I was watching. I think the N._F._l.. Networks back in the Cleveland Browns camp you know to the giants and the browns. Those are the two interesting places. I don't find the giants interesting at all I mean Eli spoke a little bit about Odell Beckham saying that Hey I'm the reason why we got into prime time. Eli said well. I might have had something to do with it. I've won a few games here. Nobody's tuning into watch Eli Manning and prime time. They're not the reason why the giants are in prime. I'm Tom because they're in New York and they were a good team. You know they want a couple of super bowls and you have Odell Beckham Junior huge fan base here toughest ticket to get giant season tickets. It's toughest in New York but Odell Beckham Yeah but the franchise had been there for ninety years prior to his arrival. I don't find the giant interesting and all other than Daniel Jones and his Daniel Jones GonNa play this year in fact his head coach Pat Shurmur had this to say about their first round draft pick but we're going to try to have him continue with what he's learned and I think the rookie camp was a continuation of what he learned in the spring and each day he'll build on on that knowledge and so yeah it's it's full steam ahead with him. Okay basically didn't say anything there. I don't even know what that meant full steam ahead but he's not gonNA play this year. Probably I don't know what full steam ahead means but that's one of those where you're GonNa get asked the question. And how do I get out of this. How can I be noncommittal and he did a pretty good job there so I don't find the giants interesting? We're making them far more interesting because everybody's waiting to see Daniel Jones playing a game. I'm waiting for these report like Cam. Newton had a great practice yesterday. I don't know what that means like. He is he comfortable. I want to know how he he used today as opposed to how he was yesterday and when's the last time you had somebody say man he had a bad practice and Brady was terrible yesterday. They always tell you when somebody has a great day day Great Kanto. He's had a great camp there. I don't know what that means but Cam Newton had a great day yesterday. I'd like to know how that shoulder is today. That's what I'd be curious about and that how the shoulder is maybe when he gets hit yes mclovin. There's a highlight of him throwing it like seventy five yards new year. I'm in I I'm taking the exact completed I think he did Komo all right but it was kind of a drill scenario and I'm sure that was covering the guy but I don't know I watch Odell Beckham my instinct as a football fan. It's like yes. Let's do it come on but am I getting to overexcited. Yeah I get it you know this is. This is the time of the year when it's a little down. There's not a lot of headlines happening and we're ready for any kind of football training camp. You Know E._S._P._N.'s already promoting their first college football games. That's in a month more than a month. I think we're just we're just waiting. We're putting down L.. BREADCRUMBS here. You just can't wait to follow the breadcrumbs and get ready to have a big meal here. Yes mclovin and the giants had there was J.. Sterling Shepard broke his thumb their wide receivers cody latimer Russell Shepard Corey Coleman who that guy from Baylor kept getting cut everywhere I mean I don't understand that's terrible. Will they have worse receivers than the Redskins. You told me the redskins receiving core is horrible. Redskins is all time bad all time bad while I mean let's see pulled the reds yeah. They're they're bad. There's a few there's like five or six teams. I saw an article that don't have receivers but in this day and age and the N._F._l.. Where it's all about passing and you don't have wide receiver I it's one thing to pass? It's another thing to catch you have to have both of those together together manner a great passing team not a great catching team great passing team. Yes pulling the redskins literally have no receivers on the literally Josh Dachshund who he's good. It doesn't seem like he's long for the League why he's a bus us. He's a huge bus. Is He a first-round pick. I don't think I know but yeah so he's not good no. I don't think he's done anything I could eat seems good. I don't know it looks like but I don't think he's caught football's eager. Yes mclovin right. I thought this was a AF AF roster when I looked at the Washington redskins depth Chart Cap Kelvin Harmon Jay who chessen Brian Quick Trae Quinn those are some of the luminaries wide receiver <hes> Harry mcallen McClellan yeah. Maybe I don't want Dwayne. Haskins begins to start their schedules brew Cole McCoy to start for the redskins instead of doing maybe Dwayne Haskins once Colt McCoy to start and then maybe we'll bring in some wide receivers. This program is brought to you by brought you too bye. TRUECAR in sports trade can make or break your team. It's no different when it comes to selling your trading in your car. You need to make good choices and with truecar gotTa Star on your roster when you're ready to sell or trade in your car and checkout truecar true cash offer not available in all areas areas by the way you look at Michael Thomas numbers and he should be the highest paid receiver in the League. That's what he's he's holding out hoping that he's GonNa get twenty million dollars. I don't think receivers ever had a better start to career. Then Michael Thomas in New Orleans catches wise even better than Odell Beckham Junior but Michael Thomas you just don't hear that much about because the saints are all about drew breeze and Sean Payton and maybe Alvin Kamara and then you get to Michael Thomas and Michael. Thomas was a big reason why I thought that team was going to the Super Bowl Yeah you're right about Michael Thomas Ninety to catch his one hundred and four catches one hundred twenty five catches three hundred twenty one catches in his first three N._F._l.. Seasons that's the record Odell Beckham I think went ninety seven ninety four and finished with two eighty to ninety all right. What kind of poll questions do you have for me? Today we got a <hes> jam impact show here today so Denny Hamlin join us in about ten or fifteen minutes Clayton Kershaw next hour check in with the cowboys and then Casey web professional eater man versus food. He'll join us <hes> coming up on this trigger meet Friday okay. I've been sitting sitting on this one waiting to unveil it yesterday. Orioles Funeral Steve Wilkerson became the first position player to honor same. Would you rather be an outfielder earth save or relief pitcher to hit a home run. which would you rather do well? He's the only one who's ever gotten a save as a position player correct. Yes boy. That's a great stat to have that is pretty good. Is it because it's not normal that you bring in a guy you know to close it out. WHO's a position player but because the game went into what sixteen innings you had this guy he had to come in and they got the safe? Are you embarrassed. If you're wearing the hitters who couldn't get ahead off and outfitter. He's the last hour was against pools and it looked like he was throwing. I don't know if it was a knuckleball. Aw or that's just how hard he throws but he just lobbed it up there and put holes popped it up and that's how the game ended. I think I'd rather hit a home run. I think so yeah Paulie but St Wilkerson he's twenty seven years old. He's a career to twenty hitter. This may be it. This may be his. That's his highlight well. Maybe his chance for infamy whenever the topic comes up on a position because you only one guy have Paul Folksy from the back in the day yeah but people are going to say oh you play in the majors would you would you play Infield. Oh how many home runs did you have. All I really wasn't a big hitter but I had a save. One time I both pitched and hit in the major leagues and then just go to the beer. Don't get into detail yeah but then somebody googles you and they go oh wilkes. He wasn't very good hitter. Oh you got to save yes mclovin so Mariano Rivera had three at bats sat in one thousand nine years so for reliever to hit a home run. That's pretty good. That doesn't yeah it doesn't happen. Remember how he was the other day on the show eight and get the place no and then Joe Tory said no no there was no chance I was going to put him in the outfield and having having been injured what other poll question to aside from the by the way the twins he had five home runs yesterday they that's the ninth time this year they've hit five or more home runs and to new single season record for Major Major League Baseball four baseball teams don't have any five homer games this year including the rockies in the nationals but the twins the twins are not taking any prisoners when it comes to get up there and getting their hacks. I'm looking good at some of the other the other teams in baseball history to have at least five home runs in a season in a game twins with nine games the Red Sox nineteen seventy seven had eight and then you've got nineteen ninety-six Eighty six Oakland as two thousand Sixteen Baltimore Orioles and twenty eighteen l._a.. Dodgers but Minnesota twins doing some damage and they're going to end up with probably three hundred home runs this year breaking the all-time record which I think was set so long ago it might have been last year. What else do you have mclovin? Do you have a problem if Major League Baseball legitimately changed the baseball even though Commissioner Rob Manfred says that's not the case okay did they did. They set out to change did or did they just make a better baseball. They own Rawlings the company that makes this so there. There's no separation of church and state here so you're saying it's a matter of intent to some degree. I don't know if it was intent. They just they did they accidentally create a better baseball that has less drag and that's what it feels like but I would like for the commissioner to say this. I would like for the commissioner to come out and just say yeah. The baseball Paul is different this year because we've made it better because we've looked at all of these players and all our steroids back. I give you the commissioner. What do you want? What would you rather have suspicion of steroid use or the suspicion suspicion that something happened with the ball? Now he's going to be accused. Baseball will be accused of okay. You know you crackdown on steroids but you want home run so you made the baseball better so we have more homeland. It's not like somebody is you. They're having freakishly great years. You know bellinger and yellow or having very good years but it feels like everybody is doing quite well. When it comes to home runs you know ten percent better? What else do you have okay? If you're Melvin Gordon chargers running back. Would you hold out till the regular season starts or just miss camp. Would you hold out till halfway through the season he needs to play about. He needs to come bye week nine or ten to accrue a season on its contract or would you just report now and not holdout. You're running back okay but holding out doesn't help is situation. He still has to he'll still oh those years to the chargers I live but he can come midway through the season and still get credit for a year. You're on his rookie D.. I wouldn't understand if Zeke Elliot said I'm going to sit out this season and you know what he's going to sacrifice three and a half million it's unlikely on bell who was sacrificing fifteen million and we'll never get that money back but if you're Zeke and you just say look I don't want to wear and tear but then he's GonNa come back according to flow next year and still only get three point five million. He doesn't get the bump up his salary. If he says well they can renegotiate this okay but you you know it's about to wear and tear that position. I like Bel said he was proud and Melvin Gordon sitting out well. We'll see we'll see how that goes with Melvin Gordon. This won't end well. You know the chargers that's rare when they came in and with stuff like this. It always feels like their first round. Pick a hold out. They just have a hard time getting down to the bottom line here but if i Melvin Gordon I think the chargers can still win without Melvin Gordon. They did win without Melvin Open Gordon last year when he was out. I think they want all four games. You don't want to have somebody realize as the steelers did with John Bell. Hey you know what we're okay with James Connor here we we just saved ourselves. You know fifteen eighteen million dollars fourteen and a half million dollars because you're paying James Connor half million dollars and he put up respectable numbers now. That's what you don't want to find the team moving on without you and I think there's that chance with Melvin Gordon good player but they can move on without him Zeke. That's different yeah pulled according to shefty he made his due to make five point six million dollars and he had offer from the chargers to make a ten plus ten to eleven million dollars a year which making the fourth highest paid running back in the sport and he may not even be the fourth best running back in the sport. It seems like it's pretty good offer ten million dollars a year to play running back seems pretty strong at this age but it's a position we can find running running backs Melvin. You would take ten million. I think yes yes you would but if you think you're just as good as Ezekiel Elliott Our lady on bell or Todd Gurley or whoever it might be then. You're not going to give them a bargain but if if I'm Melvin Gordon you got a great chance to do something magical this year and you're GonNa be you know they always talked about respect. You WanNa get paid. I don't begrudge anybody for what they make. If somebody's willing to pay that to you and whatever means you go about crewing that gathering your money flying go ahead but if you're not going to be a smart businessman with this which I don't think Melvin Gordon is I would get in there. That's respectable salary. You're playing on a great team fun team. But you know get your money. Get your money. Lady on Bell will never get that fifteen back. He's not going to but he proved point I guess and he saved the wear and tear on his body. He's well rested. Stood got a lot of energy and those videos that he's doing and is social. Life seems like he's gotTa have a lot of energy with what he's doing too but Zeke Zeke wants. You know big time. Money Zeke wants twenty a million a year. I think that'll be tough because you got dak.. Prescott is going to get paid and Amari Cooper is going to get paid because he spent a first-round pick on him but Zeke's got two years left. That's the hard part the cowboys all right. We'll take a break. We'll come up with our poll questions sponsor by man versus food and I told you too busy guest list. If you WANNA get in touch with the program you can you can email DP. Dan Patrick dot com twitter handle at DP show and our phone number eight seven seven three D._p.. Show say Good Morning Do Direct T._v.. That's the audience network channel thirty nine and also be our live dot com streaming all three hours for free and our great radio affiliates around the world three hundred sixty affiliates Denny Hamlin will join US coming up Clayton Kershaw the dodgers Casey web man versus food and Tim Cowlishaw in Dallas Morning News. We'll update us on the Dallas Cowboys. 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Actually runs has a scout and a an agent that runs a N._B._A.. Guys through my house so we've had quite a few guys. We've got a lot of college kids who get ready for the combine. Yeah we'll come over to my house and do some workouts but Jordan has not been over now Jordan's. It's not in Charlotte that much. He spent a lot of time at the Freudian playing playing golf. I would say you know he hasn't but <hes> yeah we I see a lot of college. College kids go through there that are getting ready for the N._B._A.. I I don't know when this story happened but you text Michael and Michael said if you win then all publicly announced that you're better than me at driving. Is that the story yeah yeah it does Michael Really think he could drive a NASCAR <hes>. I don't know I think he went through that phase with the motorcycles right. He had a fight team for a long time and you know I didn't realize Zeo his passion for racing itself until you later on down the line in our friendship and he's like you know yeah. My Dad used to take me to NASCAR races at Darlington. When I was a kid in South Carolina so yeah it was <hes> it just struck up a friendship and and you know every now and then he you know I go down to Florida and play some golf with them <hes> during the week and and have good Tom? Does he talk trash he does but I'll be honest with the he's. He's pretty much business on the golf course worse <hes> you know. He's got a lot of action going between a lot of bet yeah but I'll tell you what there's one thing in his group I found out you cannot play slow period and when we when I say slow I had my group of friends fly down with me to go play and there was a I joined his group which now made us a seven and and they were a threesome behind us and we played in three hours in five minutes for for our seven some and we literally waited on them for the three twenty minutes the threesome and to play and you you always gotta play from the back all the way from the tip to it's just the normal normal deal but I'm telling you drive to your ball and you hit like fifteen yards in front of the ball yet your hey four just heads up. It's coming over your head so there's a lot of trust in those guys how much money I mean a few thousand. We'll get exchange hands but nothing nothing that'll make you nothing. That'll make those guys nervous uncomfortable. I would say yeah but it's got to be cash to yellow yeah yeah yeah yeah. It's in the back in the back for sure yeah. You'd better you'd better be prepared with a with a little bag in your in your bag but you so. How did you start? How did you become part of his brand so a met him met a basketball game <hes> in two thousand nine <hes> and just literally at Charlotte and he stopped me as I'm walking by? He's like hey you know hey. I'm Michael Nice Mix. You and I'm like yeah of course right and so did he actually say a hunting and so and so we exchanged phone numbers at that as you know because we're hey you know can't stop traffic so exchanged phone numbers in Lexi no we're we're texting the second half of this basketball checks him I am I or do you would date down honestly but let's say he takes me. I it sounds better yeah and we just started talking a little bit about racing whatnot and so <hes> starting from that point point on he started texting me near almost every other week or so to saying hey good luck this weekend and then he'll text me after the race and say good job or you know what the Hell Doodoo. Why did you do that and this past weekend when I finished second on the last slap it? was you know expletive Damon. You know there's like you know so close as he you know you should have moved them and unlike yeah no I should've I should have knocked them out of the way he would have done it to you. You get him. I I you know and not so he's he's pretty passionate about it. Second place sucks as you said. It's it sucks because we had the best car and I it's just too nice but also I don't know I just I needed to do it over over again. I'll I'll learn from that mistake. But what would you do differently. I shouldn't have backed off on the back straight away. I was beside him in the power position. If you'RE GONNA be running into each other in the final corner you want to be on the bottom because you can ultimately just knocked the guy up the race track and for me. I was thinking well what's going to happen. Is I'm going to go in the corner. He's going to back off and they just rame right into me in the next in the last corner. I should've kept the bottom so I could move him up like he moved me up so it was just to veteran guys that have been doing this for a long time that were trying to out think each other and he got the best thing last but how much physics goes into this. I don't know like aerodynamics that I don't know if people talk about that that is such a huge factor. Now I mean we're we're driving are are racing line right now to to avoid other cars in the corners <hes> but I mean really when it comes down to short tracks. It's a different type of racing now and I think Kevin Harvick Harvey said it last week where <hes> you guys run into each other with no with reckless abandon more the more so now than they ever have so. I think it's just a new era of drivers that are that are younger that just had the kind of I don't care attitude attitude and but you're also more protected than you've ever been. I don't know for sure they've if there's a false sense of security with safety standpoint yeah yeah no doubt about it but I think that drivers now nowadays just mentality it's winner nothing and and do whatever takes in a few pissed someone off than it's a well. You'll do that later where I think the younger the older guys have the more less you know have respect and let's do this the right way so it's kind of a clash of personalities nowadays right now but isn't this what Nascar used to be that it was all or nothing with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt senior and then did. Why did we back off without aggressive nature? It became more corporate. They're bigger sponsors. You got you know I know me personally with Fedex on my chest. I'm representing many many many employees in a big company that that you know you gotta gotTa. Watch what you say you gotTa Kinda. Watch what you do also are you. You need to stay in the race longer for their logo to be seen for a longer period of time. I'm guessing is that factor in with a little a little bit but not really I mean really the work they do to to activate is done well before the car hits the Racetrack. It's hospitality things like that at the racetrack that they're entertaining guests. Were doing pictures by the race car right before the race itself so their work is done on the competition side is just really Assad aspect to it. <hes> Denny's running a brand new paint job at Watkins Glen for safe kids to charity that helps raise awareness of distracted walking and driving and what's the new paint scheme GonNa be yeah. It's <hes> it's pretty cool and you mentioned the safe kids you know back <hes> a handful of years ago probably five or six years ago Fedex announced. They were GONNA donate two hundred million to two hundred communities about twenty twenty and they hit that goal six months early now this is about you know I think a lot of people think that come big companies they should they write big checks and that's kind of what they do to to give back to the community. Well this you know now they've had of a new initiative to let's affect effect fifty million people by our fiftieth anniversary in two thousand twenty three so this is about affecting people not just writing a big check and they do a lot of both <hes> that there are a lot of emergencies and disasters that they really are one of the first responders too so. I'm proud to represent Fedex. It's been you know a sponsor mind now for fourteen years last year on Dale Juniors podcast. You said that there's a reason why you feel unpopular. You don't take good pictures. You always look like you're angry. I got a bad breasting deface is that is that true that you just don't look friendly or nicer like what are you going for here. <hes> I just think you know my resting bitch faces really bad so I can think of you know it's just I look at pictures that going to get posted on me or something but also that's the face but I'm thinking I'm thinking well. What are you thinking about? If you're getting my going faster all kinds of things can you do fake you know. I think that I've had altercations with popular popular drivers during the course of my career so ultimately you know fans you know they don't forget and so <hes> I think just some some altercations ahead earlier in my career is affected Ma aw popular in this but I I don't I don't I hate to say I don't care but it's like a really care about performing on the racetrack and that's really a main focus. You can't change it now. Denny no you can't and that's the thing is that I'm you know what you're fourteen career. This is I'm not out to get the most popular the most clicks on my instagram or anything like that <hes> at this boy. I'm just trying to do the best I can to represent my sponsor well that way. I keep them and that way. I keep a ride you can you do a fake smile. Oh that's a fake smile or is that a real small. That's fixed. Why don't you think of a funny movie whenever you're getting your picture no because they're hitting these cameras are hidden where they're coming from? Oh all right so these are when you're in action and this isn't like my pose okay pictures I look normal and pose picture normal. It's the you know the pictures. You don't expect you're sitting there and you're trying to explain your crew chief next to know you get a picture taken but why is it Jeff. Gordon always look good. I think he's aware of it. He must have someone tapping on shorter say hey by the way although when he went with the mustache that was wrong move for for Jeff with the most who is trying to mature himself well beyond his years but I think he was trying because seen Dale senior had the mustache and I think he might have said Hey. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa look tough like Dale seen written. He couldn't grow that book. It looked like hedges yeah yeah with Dale senior like he was born with it. Do you find it interesting like I do with Dale Dale Junior that this whole personality has come out where he didn't really show he was the most popular theater driver without really showing his personality so I knew Dale when he was closed off and he was quiet and back back in his smoking days <hes> it's just now coming out you know yet smoking problem open right and so I remember him and honestly what changed him was his wife Amy in my opinion. I think that I remember sitting down with him. <hes> I can't remember for his at his house or whatever it is just like you know this girl man she's in not and I was around him when he was dating other people and he's like man this girl I mean she's just she knocks socks off man. She's just she's great him saying she's just great in every way and not just think that at that that she had such a positive influence on him coming out of his Shell and I remember when she came into his life he started instead of being in the bus for three days during the race weekend he was going to dinners you know in the local area and I'm trying to just get out a little bit more. Not Caring about you know I think I don't know and I can't I might be speaking wrong here but I think you know he he was he was doing his best on the racetrack right and he was carrying. In heart name well but he's always getting compared to his dad and that's that is such a such a tough thing to do and I can see where you would kind of not live in shame but like just gosh you know how am I gonNa live up to that and I think that he started being comfortable on his own skin to be his own man and and everyone appreciated the main that he was he was popular. Regardless of his daddy still had people that he that he resonated with so. I think he's just a great person in general Enron I I commend him for making really the life changes that he made <hes> you know once he met amy which Dale senior around. Did you ever meet him. I didn't I didn't get to meet Dale obviously within passing two thousand one I came into the sport in two thousand four so I didn't get an opportunity <hes> to meet him <hes> so I it's one of the kind of the regressive she have. Is You know I'm very happy to be in Nascar in the era that I'm in <hes> was safety taken us such a big leap. It's unfortunately had to lose all the drivers that we did for to get there but <hes> I'm. I'm blessed to be in this era. How when do you start to notice when you're not at your peak at what what age which the first thing to go? I think that sometimes you it's just your reactions or a little slower and you just in each just start to to see it that it takes a little bit more time to react to certain things things you gotta work harder to to be better and some of the young guys that come in they've just got the role speed but they don't it's not refined in and we've seen in NASCAR over the last couple of years that the young guys and they are fast but they're not they're still not winning. Races like the old guys are they're still not <hes> as dominance the old guys are still not contending for championships like the old guys because it is still a thinking man sport. It is as a game of chess out there where it's not all about Ross speed their strategy that goes into it making sure you. You're saving your car for the end of the race things like that so it is still a veteran sport right now. What are you like in traffic night? Just regular traffic i. I'm actually pretty normal so people ask that all the time you know deep problem driving the speed limit <hes> on the railroad and I always say no because that is a few minutes that I have by myself so I like to take as much time as I can get the point be while I'm in my car. I mean I just driving or be a passenger now. If it's over one hour I'm not driving. I I need someone over there. which is it's interesting because our race for three and a half hours on Sunday yeah but I just yeah? I don't like driving for long extended period of time <hes> yeah. I prefer to ride if it's long distance Seaton's got a Prius in the parking lot your Toyota Co two Guy Yup. You could think you'd get to New York and see you think you could burn the tires a little bit Prius. Yeah probably not tough to burn the tires. You got any oil something <music> out front tires do. Do you drive a sensible car. That gets good gas mileage. Actually I just got my new to the super in <hes> Vin number eleven. I'm pretty excited that yea yea Alexis Ella phase <hes> neighboring addition number three hundred that's now you know at the values really going up on those so what's your favorite horrible time favorite car of all time I have <hes> <hes> the <hes> the entourage car sixty seven Lincoln continental not the one from the show note but as it is identical yeah sought in a <hes> <hes> the W in Scottsdale salt in Valet there. You're told the valley guy says find out who owns that car and tell them to lead the keys here. <hes> is long as he's reasonable on his so the guy car is like hey gossip that I should leave my car here. <hes> you're wanting to buy it. I was like yeah how much we'll take. He's like I don't know man like seventy. Maybe unlike how about like sixty and you leave the keys like okay okay. I'll do it so so yeah got a little work done since then and got it all straight so actually you know I took. I fly my plane kind of where I don't fly but <hes> I take it all the races so our next race was <hes> Phoenix and so I out or I'm sorry in our next races in Vegas told I took all my people that usually fly me like you go there. I'll meet you. I'll meet you drove drove the car out. There says awesome. That's great. Hey It's great to see happy for you. Great success there and stop. I'm finishing second all right. Tell me about it because you're going to hear from Jordan Denny running that the brand new paint scheme at Watkins Glen for safe kids a wonderful charity that helps raise awareness of distracted walking and Driving Denny Hamlin great to see we'll come back <hes> we got our play of the day after this. Everybody's got it to do this. I get one for my wife. Drop off the dry cleaning pick-up some milk figure out something to get out of the house so I can relax. 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Everybody wanted him to be because of his father and what he meant to the sport and his father dying on the race track so so he kind of inherited his father's fan base there and then you know started to win you know there were some drivers who reportedly you know held a grudge against him or why see the most popular he's not the best he doesn't win the most but fans love what they saw and heard from junior and I'm I am so happy to hear him be able to express himself because he had a lot inside when he told that story of when he was watching his house burned down with his sister and he didn't know where his dad was but he knew all of his toys were in there and he was going to have to go live with his dad because of that and he just said it in with such a matter her fact delivery but you know he went through a lot of different things there and very happy for him. 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Daily - Is it safe for NASCAR to return?

The Final Lap

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Daily - Is it safe for NASCAR to return?

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on NASCAR is going to be one of the first few sports back to action so what concerns Denny Hamlin looking towards this weekend or me. Personally I don't know about other jars but should be unknown. You know about the procedures you can read about them all you want Hanley. We all do hurt. You know through the teleconference we have been NASCAR About the protocol. But make sure you're doing everything is exactly the way that they want it because obviously there will be a huge microscope On our doing things and and making sure it's done in a manner so I think for all just the unknown you know making sure we're we're doing it the right way and I think after the first week it it will be easier and people will have a better understanding but certainly The first week It'd be it'd be some questions certainly down. I'm sure drivers will have with a reduction and team members at the race track. How IS NASCAR GONNA contact the drivers here's Denny Hamlin? They have a all on Matt Peck. And they'll probably give it attack thing drivers through art that they communicate anytime. We have a rain delay. So I think it's going to be easier because there is nothing to sidetrack us on Race Day. It literally just going to raise them. Raise the only so that you know. We don't need all those extra people around. Like we normally would mike us at FACEBOOK DOT COM SLASH. The final lap like us.

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