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EP 2043:  Fast Talk presented by Toyota

Fast Talk

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EP 2043: Fast Talk presented by Toyota

"Joey Logano wins it Kansas and moves into championship contention I. If I'm being honest I, don't have fun driving Racecar on winning. That's what I. That's what I enjoy doing. That's our top story. I'm Doug Rice I'll be joined by Hermes Sadler the president of Texas Motor speedway Eddie gossage and there's always by PRN's own Alexis Erickson right here on fast talk fast talk. Is brought to you by Toyota for the latest Toyota racing information visit Toyota Racing Dot Com and by progressive progressive is proud to honor our veterans by donating cars to move their lives forward. Especially in times of need learn more about their keys to progress programme in plants per twenty twenty at he's to progress dot com. Now, here's the host, a Fast Hawk Doug. Rice. Welcome to the show as we know now, there are only three seats available at the championship table as they get ready to head to Phoenix, because Joanna Gano claimed one with kind of surprising win at Kansas Llegado had been quiet since the first four weeks of the season scoring victories early on at Las Vegas Phoenix, and then apparently had gone doormat most of the year but he comes on and holes off a very determined charge by Kevin Harvick over the last forty five laps we'll talk more about that later on greetings. Welcome to the show I'm Doug Rice John Me in studio today Alexis Erickson we will skype in A little bit later on, and we will also chat with Eddie gossage WHO's getting ready to host the next race down at Texas. Motor speedway and Alexis I do have to admit A. Of surprise in that out of the eight championship contenders, it was Joel gone coming out on top in Kansas. He leave it one week to to kind of my championship four predictions. If you guys are are longtime fans of the show obviously last week guy sold joy Lugano Thinking. He wasn't going to make it to the final four and You Know He. He obviously proved me wrong this weekend in Kansas and You know held off a hard charging Kevin. Harvick to to get the victory you know I'll have to say the race in my opinion wasn't extremely compelling. Especially, not the last of forty, five, fifty laps it seemed. Like there was you know a little bit lacking as far as the aero package was concerned you could tell that Kevin Harvick was the faster car yet you know and don't get me wrong I wanNA give credit where credit's due credit is due to Joey Logano in the job he did holding off Kevin Harvick but I think he might have been aided a little bit by you know this five fifty aero packets I'm going to back you up on that and I have to be honest will come on here and say when I think it's a great race average race not compelling. I think that's the word you just yeah. It wasn't compelling. It was compelling for Jila, Ghana and Kevin Harvick of the last forty five laps Lugano is leading. He used his smarts to keep the lead to block the charge of Harvard over and over again to use the air his advantage and I i. Think, I tweeted this out yesterday I thought his last forty five laps for Lugano were perfection. Not the kind of perfection like I just I I want a little more action in my races than what I saw I. Agree I think if we had a little bit more side-by-side if Harvard could have gotten up there a little bit more it seemed like every time he would get a run. He would just hit that bubble and then stall out and unfortunately you know really just couldn't make the past work but. In Post race media availability after the race was over they talked to Joy Lugano and asked him. You know even though you know the last forty five laps or so he had to work harder to hold off Kevin Harvick. Was He having fun? Was that fun for him? I mean it was fun afterward, very intense your. Fun Now. Let me wrong I I, if I'm being honest, I don't have fun driving a race car fund winning. That's that's what I. That's what I enjoy doing You know because this this is at this point if I want to go have fun are good or go kart track and have fun This does not what this is about. This is about winning this as a job. This is about you know but in food on the table for not only my family but countless others that helped us race team. So no, I don't look at it as fun look at as a job to win. You know that answer was kind of funny to me. It started off as kind of quintessential Joey Logano kind of laughing and Giggling, and then he got really serious. You know at the end and he said this, this is not fun I. It's a job for me and that kind of lends its hand to the next question. He was asking the mediaeval ability about you know where that team is going to be pointing all of their attention going forward. Well. The weight lifted off your shoulders only part of it but the ability to start working on your Phoenix car and not worry about your Texas Martinsville cars really much at all We'd do I I don't want to say that but like you're one hundred percent focused on more race we know we can't finish worse than fourth in points you know what I mean. So you were in it has got to. stay healthy and get there an and gopher for the big trophy when we get out there again and try to win another Phoenix Race and of course, Joel Gano. Now with very legitimate chance of being a two-time cup champions, he'll be one of the four battling and Phoenix. He'll probably be battling the guy that finishes second yesterday and that was Kevin Harvick and Kevin says they really already got the next three racist mapped out. Everything's been pushing into the pile already. I mean all these cars are pretty much prepared throughout throughout the next three weeks you know with the with the travel to Phoenix and Texas and invite Martinsville you just you know everything's already prepared. So you know I don't think we would do anything any different than than what we have right now just because of the fact that you know it's it's tough to to change course right now because of where we are on the schedule on the logistics that have to go with that, we're joined now by Hermes Sadler and Hermes Pretty Fair to say that Harvick Lugano will make up half of the guys battling for the title. And you know we've been looking at Kevin Harvick. All ear obviously no surprise. That he was strong again yesterday and we all believe that he'll be one of the four Lugano I have to say listening to Alexis. A moment ago he started off the year. So hot, Doug, it looked like before before the break in the same due to the pandemic, and then it took him a while or it's taking him a while to. Get back on top. He's been consistent but and been holding up the trophy. Victory Lane. So we've got at least one villain that'll be shooting for a championship in Phoenix make things might be exciting when we get there. You know I think it's interesting how joey gets that villain moniker and how he's gotten that because when we talk to him, you know he's always so happy and joyful, and and yet when he gets on the racetrack, he turns serious as we saw, you know with his win yesterday in Phoenix I'm curious what you thought about the race yesterday and I'm sorry not in Phoenix in Kansas her me what you thought about the package and and what we saw over the last forty five to fifty laps. I thought it was a boring race with a great battle for the win at the end is really what I? What I saw I think work has been done, but there's more work to do. I've seen all the chitter chatter back and forth from fans and people in the industry about the race itself. Bottom line is the joy llegado did. What he needed to do a new that was his opportunity whether you're playing offense defense to give your chance your team a chance to raise. For a championship so I like the way Lagaan AH. You know. Put his himself in his team I and it seems like since the race in through today he's been unapologetic for that and that's part of what I like about Lagaan elite. He's he's a he owns it. He says he's not there to make frequencies their race in a lot of drivers say that guys but I think joy lagaan truly believes it in as a difference I don't Lagaan does anybody in apology I mean Yeah Mirror driving over the last forty five laps but it's his job for team penske and his sponsors and his. Legacy to go out and win races and not to put on a show and he did what he had to do and I think it's ludicrous that people wanNA criticize the guy for doing what it takes to win I think it's interesting everybody always says blocking blocking you shouldn't block. You know there's so many differing opinions about that and especially depends on what race tracks you're on and you know certain things like that. But joy on one of the best in the business added and it certainly paid him you know well yesterday. Blocking takes place the entire day. Yesterday stood out because. There was a race for the win in the closing laps, but from the drop of the green flag, every restart. You look at Auburn Coach of the day. You have to block to protect your position. These cars are so evenly matched. The competition level is easy is is pretty equal into really pass somebody at a trade at attract like as you gotta be. Three tenths to a half a second faster than them to to poff clean pass in and get back in line. So. These drivers are very, very aggressive. alday especially on restores the best time to make eight in blocking is a big part of that. By the way, I'm GonNa to pull audible now on the show and Alexis will probably never speak to me. Now but that's okay if you're one of the folks that happens to be tuned in and watching us on one of our live streams and you want to tweet her me a question to do so at pr in live and we will try to access a couple of those and put her me on the spot because that's how I'll use my tremendous eloquent. Yes, you. To answer those. Arts. So that's what we've got. What we've got coming up is good times and bad times. We'll see how elects army breakdown Kansas right after the break. Sir Are you where you were going forty miles an hour. This is a residential area. Sure. But I'm on my lawnmower wait. Am I getting a ticket? 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Thanks for tuning in to fast talk your PR in up Rice Alexa Sex Sadler a little bit later on in Texas Motor speedway Eddie Goss going to talk about what they've got going on this weekend during this segment as you can probably tell by the lead in music it is time for little good times bad times. Alexis. In her emmy will be asked to give a couple. Of things that went really well and Kansas and it can be for any of the races that happened there and then eight cooling. Conversely a couple of things that went back I'M GONNA start with Mr Sadler I pride emporia Virginia Gimme a couple a good times out of Kansas Army will you we've already talked about joy lagaan asserts that that goes without saying I'll go back to the To the truck race Brett moffitt getting a win for GM s and giving himself a chance to compete for a championship at I've been wondering all year long. We've seen all these young kids and GM s equipment running up front and winning and Brett Moffitt who is a champion has yet to be able to do that. So good time for Brett moffitt to at a big race at the right time to keep his championship hopes alive. Got A second one there. Yeah. This really doesn't have anything to do with on the racetrack, but I think another good time. I'M GONNA go back to my former employer Fox sports. It was announced last week that Clint Boyer would be joining the broadcast booth with Mike Joy in Jeff Gordon getting out of the fourteen car at too hot racing in I. think that I'm excited to see the the dynamics in the booth next year with Clint joining a Mike Mike and Jeff I really have missed seeing. A Darrell Waltrip like personality into Booth Mike. Joy is in my opinion. The best ever. Hall, of Fame Announcer Jeff Gordon's know his record speaks for itself and he's obviously very knowledgeable but I've missed that little bit of a personality. The DWI brought to the Fox broadcast and my hope is and my belief isn't Clint Boyer we're bringing that back making it even more entertaining. That's good for everybody. Now I gotTa agree with that one hundred percent. That's a great observation there in a year for Clinton. Yes. Everybody wins everybody wins in that scenario. So that's that's good that he's not getting out of the sport because I think he's actually good enough that he might be able to draw some new. Oh, for share. Some new eyeballs because people go okay I like this guy he's funny and he's honest Alexis your turn for a couple of good times. Well, just like army said Joel Ghana goes without saying obviously you know he had a little bit of a summer slump and here he is and clutch time making it work in punched his ticket to to Phoenix good on that team. But I'M GONNA go with Alex Bowman finishing third. You know I think that was a great run for that team granted it wasn't a win it didn't punched his ticket like I did for Joy Lagaan but I think you know certainly, it was a great finish for them and it got To a point where they can go to Texas and and breathe a little bit easier that they. You know they have some points that they need to to to gain to be able to get into that final four but it's not as big of a hurdle as say somebody who will later be on my bad list, but I'm going to hold that for. Their badly. And then I'M GONNA go. Along the same lines as her army and not talk about my second go time for the race yesterday. But something that actually happened about an hour ago when colleague racing put out a video where they announced Aj Almond, Dinger, was announcing that. Just Haley was going to be back in the eleven next year very, very clever video by a colleague racing to to announce their driver Justin Haley staying in the Levin. If you get a chance, please go to their twitter page and check it out a very, very well done. Very create. Yes. Very Great. All right her me. If there's a union, there's gotTa be a Yang give a couple of bad times from this past week him. Well, my first bedtime is simply bad news for the field in the xfinity series because Jay, briscoe like a man among boys of this weekend Kansas dominated that race in just watching the race would like to me. They were going to homestead just away his car was going around Qisas. It looked just like that and I'm thinking to myself. These guys have got to be glad at least they're not after go to home stay to take a big from shakes Briscoe like that like he gave him this this weekend the other bad time for me chip Ganassi racing what a bad weekend for the you've got Kurt Busch. Wins in Las Vegas. He's on the top of the world. He's reenergized his push for championship, and now now he's in basically a must win situation after bad race this weekend met Kansas. I was just really hoping that that would happen at forty two and I. I'm sure he's accomplished some of what they wanted to. But just for Matt and the team was hoping we get a lot more out of that team with mad at it just had been there so bad time for the chip Ganassi racing group this weekend like Matt but it's been kind of sad with what they've been able to bring to the track. I WANNA visit your first bad time for a second here Alexis and I actually talked about this before we came on the air. Chase Briscoe has been tearing it up. He's won nine races. He usually wins in dominating fashion say can't miss man get this guy into that fourteen cup car he's going to tear it up. My response is no he's not no. No. He has been beating up the junior high kids and he's about to go to high school now. I'm not saying he's going to be a flop but harmony the feels that he has been beating. They're not stacked with the cow bushes in the Kevin Harvick's. Joey Logano of the world you know that you you competed in that arena is am I am I am I just being mean for the sake of being mean here or is there a kernel of truth? You're grumpy Oh man the I realized that. Thank you calls you gotta remember. This is not some cup driver that's coming back down to extend series in whipping up only finnity series when you look at Jake's Briscoe he's one of their own this putting beaten on the Theo you look at his relative lack of experience and I know they've been others you can talk about Christopher bail other examples address happened to think that shakes Briscoe is is different and I if if I have anything to do with him if I'm Stewart Haas, racing I'M NOT GONNA. Let this opportunity to go back GonNa, put him at the Cup level and like I say he is. You get when you look at his relative lack of experience on all these different types of racetracks and what he's able to do with the team he's with he's elevated that Stewart Haas racing team. You know that xfinity Syria side and I give him a lot of credit and I think he will go to the Cup series and I think he will. he'll surprise a lot of people in Athens have chances to win. certainly as much as clint boy, it has one in the fourteen in and BE A. Good. A good chief that car for the next seven to ten years or so he does have the advantage of dropping into a very high quality ride fad times from Kansas Alexis. Make mention before we close out that conversation there that you know Doug you may be right if we didn't have the limits on the Cup guys in expanded each series, we might not see chase briscoe with as many wins but I will also say I don't ever want to see that happen again, I like it the way it is I like. Chasing, expand any guy he has remember let's not forget the Darlington extended race early this year when he went into him with Kyle Busch that Darlington, he sees the opportunity let's not forget. That's not a real cow Bush. That's Not. The real. Enough time on this show to go that far into depth into that but I'll give one one bad time which Herman Kinda stole my thunder a little bit You know I previewed it and that's Kurt Busch chip Ganassi racing as a whole but especially Kurt Busch because you know he is obviously one of the final eight trying to make it to to the final four he had an engine failure, which is what it is unfortunate circumstances but now I finds himself like seventy I think seventy one points out and he's in a must-win situation now you know going Into Texas and into Martinsville. So you know that team's going to have to to to get some things together and see what they can do to get him into victory lane because otherwise I just don't see kurt making it to the final four Phoenix by the way one more time. If you want to tweet a question at pr in live to army sand or or just posted on our facebook page if you happen to be viewing here live, we'll try to address those. We'll take a quick time out by the way this show is brought to you in part by Toyota you. Can find out a whole lot more Toyota motorsports, DOT com. The NASCAR season is in its final lap but are you ready to follow Denny Hamlin Martin ex junior kyle busch in the Toyota racing family to the championship. Have you mowed your lawn into a checkered flag issue video conferencing background the Phoenix Raceway Infield? Have you petitioned for your street to be renamed Victory Lane if you answered? Yes. 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Thanks a lot for watching her livestream by the way a lot of folks will hear this show later on on our affiliate stations Matt Carter's best talk show in auto racing in my humble opinion nothing humble about that way to go. Thank you very much a my next door neighbor car lament as watching hi neighbor hey, call what's happening. then. Chris. Low Sin, Sin Question. Does Joey winning. Make an does it put Brad and Dinnie in a must win situation her defer on that this joey winning a Kansas now put Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin in a must win situation you would certainly think it puts at least one of them in that situation in. Think about Dini Hamlin I mean, he what? He's accomplished this year and we've talked many times over the last couple years in fact that Dinnie is so accomplished. In his career in the regular season that from now on everything is only going to be related to how he does in the play offs and this could set up especially if we have another. Holiday called Joylin upset we in. But if we have another, we end by a another driver is really going to clamp the the screws on the home, those guys and They're going to be under a lot of pressure. Yeah I, I would certainly agree with that you know going into this round of Eight I. Think are thought that that Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick we're going to be the two that would be mostly safe. You know but you look at Denny Hamlin now and he's only up twenty points and and and that could be gone in an instant especially if some of your other competitors get. Stage points and you don't happen to get stage points. I. Mean that that can be that can be washed out in in no time at all. So I don't think he's in an a must win situation certainly not but I think he needs to to be more aggressive than he may have been before Denny Hamlin right now if let's Say Brad Keselowski goes to Texas and win that could easily happen, and then maybe at Martinsville, true X. comes back and wins there then Hamlin's out because Harvard get in on the points and Denny Hamlin a half a dozen wins will not be battling for the championship and Hermes Speaking Denny Hamlin last two races. He's finished fifteenth before that he wanted Talladega. Are they swooning. Will. In, the case of yesterday here's some damage you know. So I'm not sure that. I don't WANNA say that they've lost the speed I think there's still plenty of speed in that car but. I'll say it again when I think of this eleven in listen to what Alexis was just mentioning it in you to doug as well about about dining. What the last couple of weeks does is it makes them start to think. As a race team. Could could we actually go to Phoenix not being thoughtful in they've not had anything even early this year they got a couple of races when they Fell off a little bit here or there, but they came back in one again. But now this is crunch time. A mistake. Now, you don't have time to come back and in make it back the upside. If I'm fan of the eleven, I just thought to be concerned about. All these thoughts creep into their head now could this be happening again could could could we be tripped up before we get? To the end and so. There's a lot a lot of maybe insecurity with that team right now that they didn't have two weeks ago I mean as far as I'm concerned the only person that can breathe a sigh of relief right now as Joey Logano even Kevin Harvick because of just exactly what Doug mentioned. You know he can't be thinking that he's Going to ride the train all the way to Phoenix without any trouble because you're right. If Chase Elliott wins or one of the guys in the bottom four, and then you know we have a couple of other surprise winners then yeah that you know who knows what could happen and if indication any Hamlin if fear comes into play fears, the mind killer fears that little devils that gets in there and she started. Doubting yourself and they can't afford to have that creep into the equation I do WanNa talk about one more thing here while we got her me on, it was announced this weekend that Haley Degan will be racing full time next year for digi are crossley racing in the truck series. She made her truck debut Kansas, very respectable sixteenth place finish and I know so much attention is being focused on her she is. A fresh new face obviously, a female very attractive young lady and talented has won some Kayan races and sue finished third and Arca. This year was the Ark of rookie of the year her me if you're coaching Haley Degan right now and the onslaught of media attention that she is going to get. Over the next couple of years, what what are you? What are you say into her? Well I've been pulling for and I've been very impressed watching her race especially the way she's raised majority of the I'm on short tracks and she knows seems to have a good good car control in in at senior she knows when to. Be Patient to attack. She's she's She's been good on restarts when I've been able to watch her in. And things like that. When I look at this past weekend I think she did everything that she needed to do it so easy. Dug in a situation like that when you got a lot of eyeballs on you, a lot of pressure, a lot of expectation. Is really easy to come out first-hand on that kind of a stage. Trying to do too much and get yourself in trouble rick call ricks new all that she came out, ran her race and got a good solid finish out of a good foundation moving fool to I think everything she's doing far is right. She just needs some more experience some more time and people to have a little bit of patience weather and I think she's got a great opportunity to make. Yeah I mean I would completely agree with that I think one of the things that everybody mentions when they talk about Haley's don't move her up too fast. Don't do these things but I think this is the right time for her I. Think it's the right time for her to move up into the truck series A feeder series learner series. I think if she keeps her head down and she learns from the people around her and she gets good relationships with drivers that can help mentor her along and teach her the things that she's going to need to know to be able to progress in this series and other series going going forward. I think you know the sky's the limit I was thrilled sue the fact that she's going to spend a year I. Hope it's a couple of years in the truckers down there learn your craft win some races make legitimate headlines Teenager don't be in a big hurry to get to the big show. And you just made a great point because let's just be honest. We have a lot of interest in our sport as far as people whether they're minorities, emails all that, and they sometimes they come in with lot of fancier a lot of attention. But ultimately, we're in performance based business and I. Think we all understand how important it would be. To have a female that could come in you know and in in answer the bill as far. From a competition standpoint, go out and be able to actually compete consistently. For Wins in races those four able to do that and I'm hoping she can carry that over Utah trucks that reason again people around her half some patients but I really believe that she's got all the tools necessary to be competitive in our sport. Her thanks a lot for your contribution says always great job and can't wait to we. I don't know when that day will be that. We get you back here in the studio live. Hopefully miss you guys want WanNa. Thank all the things to union. Like now in in, that'll be listening to PR PRN. Tonight on Fast fast-talking on the races on the weekends and all that it's a it's been a crazy year but the fans are strict with us in always happy in three or to be a party I'll show. All right. Thanks a lot Hermes. Sadler coming up a little bit later on we'll chat with Eddie gossage enjoying the race together isn't complete. Without the food, you love at an ice cold Coca Cola to gather taste better. Do you use the expensive blue or yellow pills to charge your sex life? 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But I'M GONNA say no, and here's my reason why just in the short break when you pose that question to me, I went through my winners list for twenty twenty and out of the eight drivers that are left, they've won the majority of the races this year. So there's only four drivers that have winds outside of the eight. Playoff drivers that we have right now, and that's Ryan, Blaney won at Talladega Cole Custer when it Kentucky Austin Dillon at Texas and William Byron Daytona. That's only four drivers that have won one race apiece outside of the eight drivers that we have running for the championship right now. So my short answer is no I. Don't think it's going to happen and I think that's very profound because I don't think the math works I don't. See any way we're not gonNA see Austin Dillon or Cole custer come up and win one of these next races like they did earlier in the year. Yeah I certainly don't see that either and when you look at, you know the eight drivers that we have now and you look at what just happened you know in Kansas you look at Joey. Logano who hadn't had much success throughout the summer months last time he won Oh by the way was phoenix in the spring and and guess who's going to be running for championship at Phoenix here in a couple of weeks But you know when the pressure gets put on in these in these closing weeks of the season that's when these drivers just just ratchet up some notches you know in in trying to beat these guys during the regular season when there isn't so much on the line as hard so. Imagine trying to be them when they're all running for championship. I, just don't see it happening I. Do want to jump on one of my favorite topics here, and when we talk about racist being wildcard racists and especially talking about maybe finnity race this past week in Kansas which was crazy. We had cars getting up on their roofs with Anthony Alfredo. We had crashes taking out top point contenders in the first five laps of the race. For those guys Kansas a wild card race. It turned their seasons upside down. I think we need to maybe retire that phrase a know we like to use it for Talladega and maybe the will and couple of other places every track every race has a potential to be a wild card race to some extent. Well, it's situational right I mean if you look at if you talked to Kurt Busch today he might say, oh well, Kansas was our wild card race because we blew an engine and couldn't finish out. The race, and now here we are with this bad finish are one. You know people say Oh, well, you might get one. Mulligan I don't even think you get that not an hour at this stage in the playoffs and for them to have that bad finish they know now that they can't have any more quote unquote wildcard races or or or bad finishes a wild card race you know I guess indefinite means a race that could have. A lots of drama in crashes and all these things, but it really depends on who you are and what your race is. I mean a couple of penalties at a otherwise tame race for everybody else could be that one wild card race for you. That knocked her out of contention. So I, agree I think any any any given Sunday or Saturday night can be a wild card and I think maybe we all need to work on maybe retiring that phrase because it surely as as Alexis said situation today's broadcast to fast talk brought to you in part by blue EMU, maximum pain relief official pain relief cream of the performance racing network when we come back scheduled talk with Eddie gossage. Today tastes like movie night. Okay. 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Then us what pressed you about that schedule when you look at it, just the diversity NASCAR hasn't had a huge shakeup like this since maybe the early two thousands. So the fact that they were able to spend this last year year and a half to get this right I. think it looks like an exciting schedule. I'm not surprised necessarily that we don't have week shows maybe was thinking the All star race could be a midweek show. I. Am surprised that we still only have one doubleheader on the schedule and that's Pocono Alex moments going to leave the eighty eight we've over the forty eight with this. GRUCCI is this really a big surprise to anybody or is this something we came to expect recent? I think with the way the tea leaves were. This is what we expected your reilly auto parts that reporter on prn the performance racing network. Welcome back to ask Talk Alexis Erickson here with Doug Rice we are Working on a week getting ready for Texas, motor speedway races, and soon, we'll have Eddie gossage on the show. He's working on connecting. You know twenty twenty and technology sometimes doesn't go hand in hand. So we're working on getting ETI connected we'll have him soon. Doug I know you. Guys and GALS are ready to head down to Texas Motor speedway this weekend and broadcast our last race of the season it's bittersweet. Because seems like Texas, always falls for our last broadcast of the year and We. Look forward to it. I'm I'm thrilled and blessed that we have such a crew that is so anxious to go to these races and be a part of the that when you do the last one of the year, it's almost it's kind of sad when when sign off and you do your acknowledgements in you thank the people that make it all possible and Alexis you know this as much as anybody. There's a lot of folks involved in what we do especially, the shows on the road even like the show that we're doing right now we have Kim Bernhardt and David styles in our. In the control room making sure this show happens. And we have. Numerous people when we go on the road, lots of moving parts that's for sure. But we're lucky as you said because you know we are a group that has worked together for a really long time You know it seems like we all just kind of Jell together and and we can read off of each other and know what everybody needs and it's just fun. You know it's It's it's a fun working environment. It's fun to go do these races. You know obviously since the pandemic started, I haven't been able to travel to the races as much as I used to, and so you know that's been a little bit of an adjustment period for me but I'm sure we'll get back to that at some point just not happening yet but I wanna ask you doug. Back onto I know this is kind of a loaded question. So I'm sorry. But when you look back on twenty twenty, like what what are the big things that you're going to remember from the season because there's so much has happened and so much that has transpired not only you know in the world around us but just for our little radio network to I, think. A couple of key things stick out my mind. Obviously the way we started the year with. Ryan Newman crashing down at Daytona and you and I were on the air doing this show and the and the race ended like ten minutes before we had to go off air and we went off air not knowing what had happened to Ryan Newman and that that's A memory that I carry forward with me. The other thing that jumps out at me is how NASCAR's responded all this. It would have been real easy to just folded up the tents and gone home and they didn't do that. They stayed the course, and here we are three weeks away from ending the season as it was planned and no other major sports going. To be able to say that I football may have to wind up moving the super bowl this year, we don't know these things. I was talking to somebody the other day and and just you know going through what has happened in two thousand twenty and you know I'm really proud of us in our sport in our industry I mean when you look at. Other and obviously, you don't WanNa play the comparison game, but it's hard not to in the world that we live in today. But when you look at other sports and you're constantly seeing press releases of outbreaks here and outbreaks there we've you know and part of it is probably the nature of our sport. We were not a contact sport, we're not having athletes In close proximity to each other at all times. But when you look at what we've been able to do get in our entire season and still end when we were supposed to end the season you know without any catastrophe is just amazing to me and I'm so proud of what we've been able to do as a sport and as an industry to to push through and and give people something to cheer about on Sundays. My my vivid personal memory goes all the way back to. Atlanta, motor speedway and I was down there. I was actually working on Sirius satellite radio with Larry mcreynolds and one of the NASCAR PR people. Texted me while we were on the air and said, we're going home. Yeah and I remember I looked at Larry because he was connected with me on skype and I went like this and he goes does that mean what I think it means at at that time I had no idea if we were going to to move forward or not but we. Have and that's been a great story and this weekend we will move forward down to Dallas Fort Worth in Texas Motor speedway longtime friend Eddie Gossage, and the guy runs the show there is with US Eddie I know even though one of the things that you keep talking about is you're going to have you're gonNA have butts in the seat this weekend. Yes. We are kind of funny. A lot of our ticket holders don't attendance. We're trying to get the word out. Yes. Wiki and people in attendance. We have people in attendance back in. July two cup race. So. But yes. We can have a crowd here and I suspect we're GonNa have a pretty good crowd in the stands. He's going to be a lot of fund Sunday and to gets you both a truck race at eleven am and a cup race at two thirty PM. Central Time so I wanted to twelve and three thirty eastern time. So one to get the both races. That's that's a bargain. It's a deal. That's a fantastic deal absolutely, and one of the other things that's happening on Sunday is you guys are having Kinda cool interactive pre ratio or or I should say race day show because it's I. think it's going to be in between your two races on Bake Hoss. Can you talk about Alabama? Well. The biggest fan element we've got is the biggest television, the world big TV, and so I think the best way to use it as we're gonNA have a live. Pre race show before the cup race the Texas lottery anonymous live show. With. Jose. Kosti Monica Palumbo at an anchor desk and they're going to be setting up stories and throwing the pieces their own big Gas on the. At the desk as well with them as we lead up to the implication, the anthem in the command transit, the site that I set the stage for Sunday's big auto trader Echo Park Automotive Five, hundred so I think fans will get their the weather's gorgeous this time of year here in Texas. So get they're getting your seats, enjoy the truck race enjoy the Texas, lottery nominates live pre-race show, and then of course, the big race, the Cup playoff race the so important what we'll get down to this time of year Eddie I'm GonNa hold you to that. The weather is gorgeous when I get off the plane and in Dallas this front. Okay. Yeah. You were right or it could be something else. You never know I ask you a question you mentioned the big. Television. There are only two places in America that I know of that have TV screens similar. Obviously texts motor speedway Charlotte Motor speedway being based in Charlotte. We've seen them pull off drive in movie nights David. Brothers concert which by all accounts was a fabulous night, I. Couldn't get a ticket but. It's so. How much of your time has been devoted into using resource so unique. Well. During this this. Sprain an unusual time forced. We've had a number of concerts on it I want to say. We did and I'm going to get this wrong Blake Shelton and. WHAT'S HIS GIRLFRIEND Thank you. She played here as part of. Leader no doubt back win. But we had their concert we had Was a motley crue the Talaqan METALLICA. Thank you. You know you music and. We did thirty or graduation ceremonies back in May and June. Live on the front straightaway families. Fran sitting in their cars watching on big hoss in the. Infield so. Those, whose example we had recently had a church. I have a big service here. So just all kinds of uses. Big Host the screen in Charlotte. Those for just unbelievable assets to have and We're both trying to use them as best we can. Eddie you guys always do things bigger and better in Texas and we have two drivers that are going to be retiring after the two thousand twenty season. or making their last trip to Texas Motor speedway this weekend and Jimmy Johnson who I think has seven wins at Texas Motor speedway and then Clinton. Boyer. Who doesn't have any wins but has been pretty successful there what are you guys do unto kind of send them off into retirement. Well Clinton didn't give us much notice and that's true. We always like to have a pair of cowboy boots made to have the Texas Motor speedway logo your autograph in the upper So we have those for Jimmy and we're going to those to clint's so we'll have those for him when he shows up next spring with Fox. TV Network for the NASCAR ALL STAR. Race actually June thirteenth. So, but we're going to honor both ends the Texas Lottery Novice live pre race show. It'll be live with Jimmy and and we're trying to work out. We're going to be live with with flint as well and talked both them about. Their performance, their history at Texas Motor speedway. And then this breaking news. Jimmy Johnson's Dad is going to give the command to start the. Big Race Sunday. So you know that's kind of a cool thing because was spurs dad he wouldn't be here. He's the one. took him racing on dirt bikes, things like that as a kid had been supportive of him all through the years that I know. I know. Jimmy's dad really pumped up about this. Oh, it's a way. We can honor Jimmy. Nobody's one more racist than GB has in his. In Texas, motor speedway history, and any series that we ride and we'll also be unveiling a gift that we have for Jimmy during a pre-race show. So he doesn't know about what it is or anything like that. But it's GonNa. Be Appropriate impermanent for Jimmy. So He's is deserving. I tell people it's like watching. You know that this is the last time. You could see babe ruth or Johnny United Serano. Palmer. Whoever you can, you know make the analogy to. Jimmy is that good? A seven-time champ matching Richard Petty and Taylor and Hart this journey last time to see him in Texas. So out get there and enjoy. His performance who bows maybe this is also going to be a win for him because he's so good here, and if we great to have him win his last race at. Texas. Motor speedway Eddie. You mentioned it last question here you mentioned a moment ago that clint boy it'll be down there to broadcast the all star race I know how your brain works pretty well, how much how much have you enclosed your team? They're already to start planning for that. Well I'll be honest with you. I talked to clint a few weeks beforehand about something that we were going to planning for twenty, twenty, one and he's like. County and I'll do anything. So I'm still going on and even though he's going to be in the booth but. Clans gain. For, anything. NS I. I feel sorry for his my joy attitude to direct traffic and contain clint. So that Jeff Gordon, Commun- and edgewise in the booth as well. So it's GonNa be a lot of fun to watch that booth makes you think it's going to be quite enjoyable. Schalken on. Darrell. 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He'll be on the broadcast this weekend and Alexis Ericsson and the bat was we each picking driver the driver that finishes the highest that person gets to pick where we go to have breakfast. The person that finishes lowest with their driver pays for said breakfast. The I got a little cocky. I wasn't even part of the original bet which is you know, leave it to myself to put myself in these circumstances. But yes, I picked any Hamlin and he hit the wall he pancaked the wall. Thank you very much and so I'll be buying pancakes for brandon dubbed somewhere along Doug you finished first with Brad Kozlowski in. Fort. So that means you get to decide where we go. I know I toss up right now maybe maybe the local place just up the road the parkway diner has big breakfast really nice people I like to support local businesses or if I really want to put a hurting on you, we'll go to famous toasty really good breakfast and they're very proud at some shrimp and grits. The lobster tail on the side I get it. We got about two minutes here to make our wicks picks for this upcoming weekend at Texas, motor speedway who do you like and there there's nothing towels. There is no reckless. I'm going with Kevin Harvick. Obviously, he had a very fast car yesterday in Kansas and it seems like this year it's hard to bet against Harvick and honestly he you know I, think he's GonNa do Great. But then again, I thought Danny was too and look where that got. But you gotTa Love, Harvest Track Record three times. He has won the playoff race in a row at Texas Motor speedway Brad Galli picked via remote, and let's see what Brad came up with Brad is going to go with Brad Kiss. And Brad not a bad not a bad pick there at all I think I think practice laskey could really make some noise and I'm going with somebody that'll make the fans love me, and that's what I really want. I won't Chase Elliott I don't really think chase is going to win. But why not pick him fan favourite is a fan favourite and they have shown a little bit more speed lately. Hey special. Thanks to her me Sadler for joining us on this edition show Eddie gossage from Texas Motor speedway the two guys making all the technical magic, David Styles and Kim Bernhardt partner over here. Alexis. Ericsson. Brad. Geller. We'll get you back here. Next week. You know what? Because we'll be back next Monday whole bunch more. Fast. Fast talk was presented by Toyota for the latest Toyota racing information visit Toyota racing dot com. And by progressive progressive is proud to honor our veterans by donating cars to move their lives forward especially in times of need. Learn more about their keys to progress programme and plans for twenty twenty at keys to progress dot com this his prn, the performance racing network.

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EP 2029:  Fast Talk presented by Toyota

Fast Talk

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EP 2029: Fast Talk presented by Toyota

"Custer shocked the competition that Kentucky that's our top story, plus we'll hear from ray ever hand in Texas Motor speedway, Eddie, gossage and we've got Brad Galli and Alexis Erickson right here on fast. Fast talk on the performance racing network presented by Toyota for the latest Toyota racing information visit Toyota racing dot com now here's the host fast. Talk Doug Rice. We have got a jam packed show coming up for you on this edition of Fast Talk. We just got back from Kentucky. There's a mid week. All Star race at Bristol Motor speedway. Then we all packed up and headed Texas Motor speedway Dallas. Fort Worth and watch them race down there and plus a brand. New Racing series has been announced aside from that not a lot. Going on I'm doug. Rice joined here on the day S by Brad. Brad, Gillian Alexis Ericsson and guys. Let's first of all talk about a rookie I. I'm winner. Alexis in Cole custer. How surprised were you when everything was done at Kentucky that was the guy on top of the podium. Well, Jordan and I my husband were watching on television and listening to the radio broadcast through the PRN, APP and in the whole time in the last two laps, everything was happening. My husband was screaming Cole Koster. Koster cost going to win this race. I mean it. It was pretty shocking to me. It was shocking him. you know you just don't expect something like that to happen? Because it's very rare that a does happen in our sport, and then you think about the rookie class that we have this year, and if you look at that, would Cole customer have been the first one that you would thought would make it to victory lane, certainly wouldn't. Wouldn't have been I my first pick. You know maybe tyler, rettig or Christopher. Bell and for Cold Mountain and kind of get a statement when like that, it wasn't a Oh, he he you know. He won on strategy, call or any of those type situations. He went up. There took him four wide and beat the best in the business to get his first ever chequered flag in the NASCAR Cup series and I thought it was fantastic. Like for me, a couple of things awful. You just said number one you right? This wasn't that. He went seventy five laps on a mile and a half track. It wasn't that it was a rain-shortened win. In fact, I think he was the first rookie to win. A non rain shortened race since two thousand seven A. Non Issue Race. Because Chris Butcher had the Pocono fog race Joey Logano I win. In two thousand, nine was arraigned short race. Sheldon creed won his first truck series race. shortened. The preseason analysis and you know I know. We talked about this among the office and we're looking at. Say the big three from Xfinity I know. There are other rookies out there like John Hundred Niemann check who's certainly done well for himself this year, but we looked at it, and said Man Christopher Bell. He's with Toyota who was clearly the strongest organization last year, but he's he's got a Toyota factory team, but it's a satellite team tolerated. He's got all. All the talent in the world but Richard. childress racing has administration, Hey Cole customers over in a house car at Stewart Haas racing who has been winning races in the championships, but only Kevin Harvick was guy winning last year. You know I mean there was like a but with every one of them, but there was also like a hey. Look at this and for coal. What I love about him as everyone respects him because he's a young twenty two. Two year old kid essentially, but he doesn't go out there and do dumb things in a race car. He doesn't live the life of a rockstar NASCAR driver without having the accomplishments to go along with it or anything else. He just goes out there and does his job, and does it very well, and it's infectious when you get a first time winner and you see them. Get to experience that for the very first time, obviously a little bit different for. For him as we are in the Covid area era, and you know there weren't fans and things of that nature, so a little bit different for him than than most first time winners, but you gotTa love the fact that the first thing he tweets after getting on twitter is where are the beers I? Mean and you know what I'm sure. Stewart Haas and Kevin Harvick could probably help him out with that. You think they found some Bush. They did yeah. I'm sure they did. It's nice. It's nice that it's established him now as a winner in the Cup series, the brandy other thing this did is it throws the proverbial monkey wrench into the battle to get into the playoffs now. This is a guy. Nobody was looking to be in the playoffs. Suddenly he leapfrogs a lot of other people, and that means the cutline has now moved. It moved it. Move the cut line Austin. Dillon's out and think about this when. When you look on the cutline from sixteenth now back, you have potential race winning drivers in their look. Austin Dillon has won two races in his career Eric Jones is seventeenth in the standings right now. He has won two races in his career. You know there are several other drivers that are back there. That could potentially Ryan Newman's back there. You know that could potentially move the cut line and it put Jimmy Johnson on the bubble, which makes it even more interesting? Lot of ramifications from this win. Love it and not think these effects are going to be felt for a good while congratulations to him. He'll be in the all star race this weekend. He was excited about the fact that he's going to get put the lights under his car. I mean that's cool. I'm excited to see it I know he's excited to race in the All star race. You know. How cool is that to be able? You know everybody that wins. The race gets to run in the All star race, but to have it happened the week before your very first race, and then hey, guess what you get to now run for a million dollars. That's frigging awesome twice by the way because all star races current year and prior winners. Yeah, and just when we were talking when the broadcast from Kentucky Jimmy Johnson, had brand a smart race top five all day long finally he's in position fairly late in the race running third on a restart, and we've allowed ourselves to say well. The two guys in front of him take each other out this. This can be Jimmy's Day. To break the one thousand, one hundred and thirty-three day winless streak, and he doesn't turn one curious to get. Both of your takes on what happened there. Because some people will say Oh, well, he came down and blocked, and it wasn't broadcast Oscars faults. Some people will say Oh Brad. Caskey took him out. I'm curious because as I've seen on twitter. It has been a bit divided. I have my own opinions, but I wonder what your opinions are well in Jimmy's defense, because lassie's car was sort of an asphalt gray, he probably didn't see him. Brad on the Radio Brad got on the radio and said you buddy Baker the grey goose they had to paint an orange stripe on the front of it for that very reason actually, but but brad got on the radio and said because I was covering his pits. He just ramming into the grass I I. Don't I don't do people like that I. don't run people and he was matter of fact, he wasn't angry. I'm sure some people are angry because it's Brad Keselowski I. You know I. I was wondering to myself. What would this have been like? If they were fans in the grandstands I thought it was a gaffe. Budge Johnson and I. Don't say that lightly I felt like Jimmy. Slipped a little bit and Brad had nowhere else to go. He hesitates agree and I feel like that's happened several times this year. Where Jimmy's had the opportunity to capitalize on on points at position, and unfortunately had mistakes happen but you know who doesn't think that it was Jimmy Johnson mistakes. Jimmy, Johnson because he went on twitter and said you know what I can't wait for the next time I restart behind the two, so you gotta think there's a little bit a. Good for him. Yeah, and he's entitled to that. When you win seven titles and eighty three races, you can say what you want to absolutely has. Has Brad ever been in any REX with Hendrick? Drivers before that caused? Sharon this week. Oh. Striking memory with Jeff Gordon but. We were fortunate I've felt like it. Kentucky I thought the race was just so so it'd be honest, but we'd caught. Three cautions pretty quick to the in bunches up the field and Alexis this sport now so much about restart. Gosh, it's all about restarts I mean this package specifically on mile and a half tracks. If if it weren't for restarts, WE'D HAVE A. A lot of what we saw in the first three quarters of yesterday's race. which you I agree with you wholeheartedly. Wasn't you know the best product I think? We can put out there but thankfully in a lot of situations we have had late race restarts I. Mean if I remember correctly. That's kind of similar to what happened there last year which gave us. US The amazing finished between Kurt and Kyle Busch so you know luck has fallen in our way to give us these opportunities to have great finishes, and and and thankfully the guys in the field of capitalized on one other driver Brad I wanted to touch on Matt to Benedetto third place run in a nice looking car. That was our Mako paint scheme of the. The readable core and here again a lot like Cole custer. He didn't fluke into that. He ran solidly in the top ten most of the day inside the top five. Yeah I would I would say he was six or better pretty much all day long and what I loved and it's amazing there. You know with everyone wearing a mask and everything with coverted. For me like someone's mouth is is really their personality. I know some people consider the is I can say this not being able to see Matt Benedetto's face half of it I could absolutely see the joy and elation on his face when he said this is probably the best race car I've ever had my life. You know and Cole custer said the same thing quite honestly, but. was like. You I mean I was I. I'm not saying I was big Mac Benedetto believer like a lot of people, but he's turning me into one I mean you know when you see a car driver who didn't win? He finished third, and he still has that much joy in that much elation in his reaction to how his team ran and how he performed You think that that that means good things for him in the future. I think they're prize. Right now is get to the playoffs, and they're and they're at a pretty good. They're in pretty good shape like plus seventy two or something like that. And he's twelve point tonight. At all they WANNA do is. Tread water to the playoffs. If they win a race, yeah, bonus, but It's nice to see because a lot of people talked about this well now. They've really got to drive. It's going to go. And, maybe they'll click. It took a little while, but it seems to have turned out. Okay by the way our show is brought to you in part by auto, trader and also blue EMU. Show presented by blue emu pain relief official, pain relief cream of the performance racing network, coming up a little bit later on, we will have our good times bad times from Texas Motor, speedway. We'll talk with Eddie gossage and ray ever hand. He's got something. Big cooking will catch up with him here on fast talk. Sir Are you where you were at 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. 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Mean my goodness, and that is just feel good story for the ages, but then my second good time is going to be other first time winners. You Have Sheldon creed who had the rain shortens win, but he still you know he. He put himself in position to be the first truck there at the end, and and you know he's declared the winner. And then you have Austin singer coup. You know first of all. Everybody's saying Oh. We need to win on and overly needs to win on an oval. Well, guess what he wanted to noble twice in two days so good for him. Those are my good times. Bad time because a knowingly. Alexis, in our thinking exactly the same, but that's okay. WE ESPN or we do we do. you know good times I honestly thought and it wasn't. Let's go beyond Cole custer. We talked about Matt Benedetto. And what a great run that he had and we saw a lot of strength that a lot of different people and I thought that was fun, and you know you take a guy like a Christopher. Bell he got a seventh place finish. That man did not have a seven place car. We had three rookies finished in the top ten. One of them of course was in. In Victory Lane so, how about fresh faces for a good time and we're seeing a lot of those bases you know showing up upfront which I thought was a wonderful thing. And you know just the weekend in general, the way everything went down I thought to xfinity. Races were really cool to to have those at night It was a fun weekend. And the and the shows were phenomenal without question and two weekends Indy and Kentucky for the most part without that much weather. You had a little bit of weather on Saturday night to cut the truck short, but it got in wasn't delayed a great deal so. I mean to be able to have an entire cup race. Where really that's an afterthought. It was very nice far Alexis let's go in the opposite direction. Bad time to bad times well, I have to pick Hendrick motorsports because I know there was a time on the show not too long ago. where I was declaring them as being back, you know they were having success on on the intermediate tracks. Well they decided did not have success yesterday Kentucky just. A, not a great performance I mean you have a William Byron. Who finished eleventh? He was their highest finishing car, but then you have chase Elliott, who we have declared on the show as being one of the favorites this year, he finished twenty third Jimmy Johnson we all. We've talked about what happened to him. He finished eighteenth and then I'm not even sure outside and nineteenth, so yeah, I mean Hendrick motorsports. They just didn't have a great day all around yesterday. And I'm going to mention You know Kabushiki in and Denny Hamlin then. Hamlin is supposed to be shot for shot with Kevin Harvick. That's what we were all saying. Coming into this race and Kevin Harvick was there at the end with a chance to win. The race and Denny Hamlin was not. In Kabul Shot I. Just can't explain I don't I? Don't know what's going on there, Joe. It's interesting to Alexis point five weeks ago. chase Elliott was unstoppable, and now he's very. You know very stoppable is the same GonNa hold true for Danny Right now because the point that you know they've had a couple of soft weeks and I know sometimes in sports in general. We have a tendency to see someone do well and. and Go. Oh, they're going to contend for the championship than the next week. They do bad in there. Oh my Gosh What happened to them I? Think you know for me a bad time. It was one thing I heard on the in car radio with Brad Keselowski and his spotter cullman Presley was talking about the cars, coming up behind him, and he didn't say halfway to your bumper, he said halfway to the bubble. And they talk about that air bubble down with this five fifty horsepower package in the ducts. When we saw debut in the All star race a couple years ago, it was amazing. My fear is that these race teams have now science doubt this package and we know we're getting a new car, but it's like a you know. Is it happening that quick where they're taking something? That was really cool one day, and now they. They come back to the track a few days later and it's like I. WE figured this out. We're just back to where we were and if you don't know what that is, there's an air pocket behind the cars that creates a pocket of resistance. Imagine a big beach ball behind the car, and you get to that beach ball and you hit it and you can't break through it to get around the car in front. Front of the only way you can pass, somebody is to find another groove, and hopefully they can slip and art, and when we end restarts, and we saw that play out time and time again at Kentucky speedway well, that's our auto trader. Good Times bad times whether it's shopping for cars or filling them up. Auto traders is trying to make your experience easier. Enter the free fuel for freedom sweepstakes from auto trader NPR in. In, you can do so by visiting. GO PR IN DOT com slash auto trader help a hero by nominating a US military veteran, and you both could win free gas for a year. No purchase necessary to enter to win. The official rules open to legal US residents over the age of twenty one free fuel for freedom runs. March Ninth Rock Tober twenty-fifth Twenty twenty void where prohibited. You know that racing is not easy. But did you know car shopping is easy? Auto trader is the only car shopping site with Kelley Blue Book Price Adviser so you can be confident. 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I don't know when I do know where starts I don't know where these rumors get started, but I do think that started. There's no truth to it and It's disappointing that I people get media credentials apparently so anyhow We're race on this weekend four sure well now that we have that covered for the fans that are planning to come this weekend. What can they expect when they get to the race track? Because You know for sure they're going to be some things that aren't normal procedure. Well there are and you know it starts with parking. We're GONNA. Park cars You know every other spa so that there's distancing there They've got a paper ticket from the March race. It was postponed they need to hurriedly. Get a hold of this via our website. There's a place to inter some quick information there and We will re locate you and give you your tickets on your phone. Because the paper ticket is no longer good. They've all been wiped clean on the on the scanning machine so we'll get you your your mobile ticket when you get to the gate on your mobile ticket and then. We're GONNA hand you a little bottle of hand sanitizer care with you all day long and You know where I'm asked. Of course, that's the the rule I guess. Is that the law I guess that's the law, but anyhow you're required in the city of Fort Worth to where base mass, and then once inside. Your sign seat, we've taken this group and separated from that group, and so forth and signs on the floor. You know this is this you know. You're six foot apart. That kind of thing using every other window in the concession stand and every other toilet and sink in the bathrooms and that kind of thing, so follow the plan. Everybody will have a safe safe safe. O'Reilly! Five hundred Sunday, and we'll have some fun on a hunt grease. He's slick racetrack, and if people don't know all this information, I took the time to watch it out. Guys published. I'm really excellent video. That recaps a lot of what you just talked about. Yeah go to Texas Motor speedway DOT COM. You'll see all that information there and It'll tell you how it all works, but we're still selling tickets so you can you don't have ticket you? WanNa come would love to have you and you know in the state of Texas could have up to fifty percent of your capacity our capacity. We got a hundred and thirty five thousand seats, so we could put sixty seven thousand five hundred in here. We're not gonNA. Come anywhere near close to that, so there's GonNa be lots of room, and and we're making sure. I think taken off the set for every ticket. They assign killing twenty four more tickets around it, so your group is going to be separated from other groups and It's GonNa. Work out this great so just you know a little personal responsibility where your masks Use The spray on your hands and distancing thing that Kinda thing. You'll be fine. Yeah, Eddie normally the deadline. Is You show up on race day you go to the window. You buy ticket if you WANNA. Come, but does that change because of all this? Do People need to act sooner? It, yes, Brad good point that we will not be selling tickets at the window I guess on Race Day if you wanted to. You could go online and buy them, and they'll put them on your phone but you get 'em now. Don't wait. Get them now and get on this week. no crowd on Saturday your for the xfinity truck races, because we want to make sure that the places sterilized ready to go on Sunday and on Sunday. Come on in and enjoy NASCAR Cup racing because. I'm telling you I. Don't know about you guys did. Really good right now and so get your tickets and get in here. Any I know you've been at this game a long time you've helped promote drivers and race tracks and special events, but it's always special when something happens like what happened Kentucky speedway, and we get a new winter and legitimate fashion. Yeah that was really cool to see yesterday you had. A rookie straight up rookie I mean four years ago. got is a high school diploma here. Texas Motor speedway before a truck race so he's just a kid. And, he's race in some of the toughest veterans out there with Kevin, Harvick and Martin True Junior and who was the fourth one I'm trying to remember. blading. Yeah, Blaney and blame. He's won the race to before and so It was really cool to see. Him for that matter all four of them. With the intestinal fortitude to keep their foot buried on the floor and race it into those corners, and and you know he had the best line, the best car and the best move at the right time, and he straight up one thing so proud of Cole custer I guess really really strong competition yesterday. You Know Eddie you talk about the fact that we've got some really great racing that we've seen over. The past several weeks were more than halfway through the regular season. I'm curious. Do you have any big bold predictions of what we might see as we head You know further closer to this playoff. I you know I. Don't I will tell you that you know to me. It's really been an interesting year because you've got Kevin Harvick and diddy hamlet four wins apiece, and then you've got some guys. You know you got cold custer winning a race, but she got a guy like Kyle. Busch whose fixture ought to be on a milk carton right now. unbelievable, and and who would have thought that he would be this deep into the season, and not have won race Jimmy. Johnson strong yesterday is been strong Even though he had missed that one race, but he's he's been strong running. Good expect Jimmy to be in the winter circle if not by now before long Kyle Busch. Same car same equipment seeing. Access to the notes for Denny Hamlin's is one four racist as his teammate. You Know Kyle Busch could with a little luck. Turn around and wind up winning the most racist season because he's certainly capable of doing that just a lot of interesting things going on this year, with unbelievable racing on the track for the League for other positions throughout the field I just I'm excited in. We got a whole different. Sexist Motor speedway this weekend. We've always raced in March. April, in the spring, and and the first of November in the fall, the tracks always been cool cold. Maybe Sunday. It's going to be hot greasy slick. And we've never seen that here at Texas so it's GonNa, be interesting to see what that means. For the race, because as we know drivers like it when it's hot and greasy and slick so. They're gonNA. They're going to get with asked for to this. Sunday well Eddie. We can't wait to see all the dramatics unfolded. Texas Motor speedway one last time. I know we haven't had to ask this. The GM in a while. If People WanNA, get tickets. I'm assuming they can just go to Texas Motor speedway dot. COM and they'll be able to do it right. Go to Texas Motor Dot. com you can call eight. One seven two on five eighty five hundred bucks off. Folks are standing by, or you can call ticketmaster, and they'll fix you, but yes. Fans you are allowed. Get in here. have some fun. Sunday let's get back to a little bit of normalcy with people in the stands on Sunday and enjoy the racing all right anyway time, man, we'll see this weekend. Thank you guess, appreciate it any gossip President Texas Motor speedway show brought to you also by Toyota as time now for the Toyota. Performance report from the race, just held at Kentucky speedway belongs to Martin. Ex Junior came home second to young Cole custer, coming up next. We'll be chatting with ray ever Ham. 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NASCAR is a registered trademark of the National Association for stock her Racing Nick. I'm Alex Bowman and you're listening to fast talk on the performance racing network. Hello Garth the first voice ever from Nashville was yours in in the mid eighties, Miller sure we'll. How can I forget the second? You said Hello Man, my my breath went in I, thought Oh my God I. Remember exactly where I was on I forty when I heard your voice now let's head on out to Charlotte and join Paul with Dale. Jarrett in your career has race ever not run because of something other than weather? Yeah, the only the only time that we did that I can remember plus nine eleven. Let's get to natural I saw Luke's truck yesterday out there and he's got this big black thing Keith urban. You have in the masculine. The most awesome. I love trucks. Big Boy Toy out there I've always loved trucks. Bound. For whatever reason this has been a very newsy year in racing. One story hits you think. Quiet, a little bit, and then something else POPs and then today I'm driving back from Kentucky speedway back to concord and my phone starts buzzing. Hey, have you heard what ray ever Hams up to? No I. Don't know anything about it, so finally tried to get up to speed at so we have tracked down Ray Everett Ham who is starting a brand new venture in twenty twenty one day first of all good to talk to you. Don't get to see anyone anymore so nice to talk to so. Nascar Hall of Famer Ray Evan Him. What have you got cooking for next year? Buddy well, it's not certainly not just me. A Tony Stewart another NASCAR all famer partner in this as well as George Pyne Sandy Montauk from Montag group in New York City and CBS. Television was John, Wick Madison that group, so it, really new venture motorsports entertainment were going to. It's called the superstar racing experience, and that's our goal to put superstars together back out on the tracks. Take them to the you know the heartland, the short tracks. The half miles paved half mile dirt so one. Or Two modified road circuits, but put them equally prepared. Cars and bring not just legends and superstars in from. The you know that may have retired or not being a full schedule now, but make that a mix of of some future superstars as well so really cool and interesting format for this series. Some really neat. Places that AH possibly could happen. We're still working on schedules and and whatnot, but this is something that that I'm excited about this as anything I've ever done and to be part of this team to have. Guys like Georgia and and Sandy to rely on certainly from the business side of things, and then you know a CBS television tons of experience, producing motor sports, and then my buddy. Tony Stewart to to to lean on as far as. Drivers well. It sounds like you've already got an all star lineup. Of course here with me. Is Brad Gillian Alexis Ericsson GonNa let them pepper you with some questions here. Hey, ray, how're you doing? Good? Are you great? Thanks for joining us today. You know you've been in this business of motor sports for very long time, and you know just as well as anybody that it's really hard to keep a secret and lewd. To the fact that you know. We didn't get a whiff of this at all before today. In the when the you know, the the release went out, so I'm just curious. How did all this come about? What you're talking about this for years. We've been friends since George was that NASCAR. In the Ninety S and we've done several projects together when he went to work at IMG. We've always stayed in touch and we always talked about doing something In motorsports we work on some things for other countries. China India places like that and the timing just is right for something now like this and the twentieth century, the to come up with a form of motor sport that can fit into a two hour primetime TV time window you know again getting superstars back on track and. Making it, so it's entertaining for as a set for the twentieth century for some of the newer fans to and Georgia and I kept talking about it, and we thought it was a good idea so Georgia went to see Sandy and Sandy, and you know very brilliant a guy, one of the big agencies in New York City and that's a good idea and then took the Sean Mc. Mc Madison's Johnson. This is a good idea. And we went to Tony Star and Tony. It's a good idea, and that's okay well, so that went from being a good idea to getting involved and we've talked to. Several people about the concept of doing it so honestly. We were quite surprised that I. I guess people just didn't take a serious about doing it and so once. Once we put the right team in place we, we said Hey we're. We're going forward and getting stunt. Ray At twenty six years old. You went to work for the family in Iraq and I've seen a lot of comparisons drawn in reports about the series that you're doing now to Iraq. How much of those comparisons can we bring? You know I will tell you that Iraq was a tremendous series and in Iraq really if you look at the footprint in indycar racing right now and then NASCAR, racing and other forms of motorsports, JAS ignore. He has one of the biggest footprint, says a mentor Did just about anybody in all of motorsports so I certainly am going to use many of the things that Jay taught me in this new series I. It's not entirely like the Iraq series. Obviously the concept of this and is the same as other people have done taking drivers or riders, or whatever put them on equal equal stuff, but this one again we'll have a little bit of a few different spin to it. The the drivers made come in and draw for a car, but also for legendary Kuchis and have small box of tools and adjustments that they can do to their car on a little practice session A. Are Looking at running different size tracks with high different I'm sorry. Different type tracks with high levels of difficulty, so I'm on payments on Dirk. Some custom made row courses, so we're going to focus really on a high level of showcasing the driver talent. We're not gonNA. Run the the big giant tracks and two hundred miles per hour and things like that. It's going to be about mechanical grip. And the and the driver control, and the personalities of the driver of being able to work with a Crew, chief chief mechanic to. Tell her that car a little bit more to what they want and the folks at CBS have. Got Some great things plan to you know for content, and what not to to really make this very good entertaining show when people again connecting with those superstars and possibly future superstars. Rate two part question here. We're talking with ray ever and by the way who has. Joined forces with some other superstars in the racing world to kick off a new series next year. One. You've mentioned a myriad of different series. So will you be pulling drivers from different disciplines? INDYCAR sprint car drivers, NASCAR drivers, and you have some idea of what this car will resemble when it finally gets on the racetrack. Well one of the main things that we want to be sure of and people know we are not in competition with any other race series. This is this is something that is, it's new. It's make and they. Want to be sure that the drivers that were inviting. Don't have conflicts with other racers and. When you look at again. Some of these guys who have have are not running full time schedules or Not running a lot of racist. They're going to be obviously the first guys that that we ask them. We're doing everything in our power to make sure that the that the drivers who we invite can be available to run our races and we we may leave. We may have Say Ten ten guys fulltime running for the championship, which will be very lucrative but there may be some guest drivers, some celebrities, some some guys that can only make one or two races from different forms of motorsports, but yes we. Plan to have not not only multinational drivers, but guys from indy-car from Formula One. You know from stockcar racing from from dirt racing from from road racing If you look back and think about who are the recent superstars I mean, you can make a list of twenty to twenty five guys right now and I can tell you that probably half of them called us today. That are interested in doing this that that really have have the ability to get the fans excited now. As far as the cars concerned I've worked a lot of cars. It's my career I Guess Gosh Almighty. I'm afraid to say but almost four or five years. And in that time I've worked on a lot of different cars from modifies sprint cars to to stop cars to Indycar in. This car will be car that we have already been playing with some of the things that we're going to put in this car and some of the in some of the cars that we built recently like the ghost but it is. Really going to be a car that's designed with safety first and then. Be fully adjustable to run The different tracks in different configurations and it will. Look really cool. That's all I could say I wanNA, but it's GonNa. It's GonNa. Be Really cool looking car not completely. A futuristic design, but something that's it's pretty darned sexy. Well Ray, this is exciting. I was thrilled to hear this news. Wish you the best of luck and. Hope, everything goes swimmingly. Well can't wait to get a look at the car where you're going to raise. Who's going to be competing? You got fifteen more announcements left before you run the next race so best of luck to you. Well thank you does. At some point I'm going to Tony and I are probably GonNa have to hand off the announcement city. Other guys because we've got a lot of work to do. All right all right, and if you need somebody to broadcast on radio. Well again that that's that's a different department. I just got heisman that one. I just got shuffled off to a different department. GonNa happen I'm pulling back. Put You on hold, Sarah. and. I voted for you to get into the hall of fame and appreciate that. All Ask Me. It was all right. Thanks a lot. Good luck ray him next year. They're going to be kicking off. Superstar racing sounds really exciting. We'll take a timeout. Be Back with more fast talk. You know it just doesn't sound like summer without a coat. Now. That's a good start, maybe some sprinklers. Let's keep you cool. All right now, batterer. How about a summer blockbuster! That's what I'm talking about. Enjoy. Summer. Enjoy Coca coca-cola. We want to help. Extend the life of your vehicle. Add Cemex Micro. 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Dominant carpet. has crashed it third one eight Elliott just came over the radio and said I cannot believe I just did that. Daniel s'mores slides. feel how hard will chase Elliott Chase Harvick. With a NASCAR Cup series races at Atlanta, Bristol Charlotte New Hampshire, so Noma Las Vegas checks and Kentucky you hear it here on prn, the performance racing network. Thanks to Everingham sided about what he's doing. Guys, this new race series with a big names and coo, looking cars and everything. That's nice very exciting if they found a way to get like a legends race together, but in a good, safe and highly competitive manner. I'm all for that. That's awesome and I love the fact that it sounds and ray could do this because he's smart. This is not going to be all technology right. He wants to put this back in the hands of the driver. Well, I'm excited because they said it's going to be you know a two hour. TV Window Ninety Race Ninety Minute Race format with you know a break in the middle. There's not gonna be live up, so it's GonNa. Be Interesting to see how fans react to that I'm still going to her. Until, I'm not allowed or any more about the length of races me to I think some races are just way too long and I'd say eighty gossage I. Don't think five hundred miles is what people want anymore I think we did four hundred miles at Kentucky. It was ride at three hours at two hours fifty nine minutes and some chain I think we saw that. Five hundred kilometers at Charlotte Motor speedway was awesome on Wednesday night and Chase Elliott one I mean think about that. The shady raised two hundred. XFINITY series! It went by a flash, but to me I thought that was perfectly I'd really be honest with you. The day of holding people's attention. Four hours to watch sporting event is long gone. I don't feel cheated a single lap. Practice say Oh, well I mean you know I bought a ticket for five hundred miles. If you're only going to give me four hundred, it's you bought a event. Yeah, and and all of those events I walked out of extremely satisfied. If not more satisfied than I would have a longer one speaking of being satisfied after an event this week. Wednesday night. The All star race moves to Bristol Motor speedway. WHO estimated thirty thousand fans in attendance? I'm we're not going. We're not essential. We're not doing the broadcast. The motor racing network is but I will be riveted in front of my television. I have to ask you guys what has been one of the biggest debates on twitter. Over the past several weeks. Need I need to know what your thoughts are? On the position of these numbers. Especially from broadcaster. Because they're pushing so the numbers on the side of the car, they're pushing back towards the quarter panel. They're they're more prominently. Displaying the sponsor logo where the numbers normally are on the doors, and they're testing this out at you, you know they usually test things out in all star race for possible use later so from a broadcasting standpoint you know I think the identity of the car. Car Lace with the number because sponsors just to be clear, that number is still in front of the rear tire. It's not on the center of the door. It's moved back to the edge of where the rear tire the front side of it correct now there's been a heated debate. There has been a heated debate and I think there might be one right now if this means. That the TV broadcasters will stop referring to the car's by the numbers. I'm all in favor of I. Don't think that's the one thing that drives me absolutely insane. It is the love affair of television with calling all the cars by their number. Forty. Eight here comes to twelve in what Holland with that is. Twenty years down rose one when you pull these clips for whatever a retrospective on somebody. You're not going to hear at Kabul's fits Jimmy Johnson. You're going to hear. And the eighteen hits the forty eight Oh. My God the fours involved in who at that point, we'll have completely different driver, and that will mean something else highly, I agree I agree. Well. I was just curious because it's been a very highly debated subject on twitter. A lot of people don't like the look of it. Some people like it. They think it's shaking things up. You know there's a lot of new things they're going to be doing this. Wednesday Brussel you don't like it and no, I don't like the way, but for me. This goes back to Ya. My short-track days number one. Every short track racer in the country should have A. A very clear and contrasting number two your paint scheme and your name in Nice Block letters below the number in fact I. Wish Every Nascar car did that. Maybe we could calling my numbers if we put Johnson right below the forty eight. Yeah, on the on the skirt. I like that like like you see a lot of people who have these elaborate paint schemes and dirt modified and things like that, and if they're doing manual scoring the person scoring can't tell what number it is. You're only hurting yourself. Put Your Number Nice and clear with your name, nice and clear below it. That would be what I would be more in favor of Clint Boyer. SCHEMIC IT Kentucky. And it had a picture of a cute dog on the side. You couldn't read the number. You couldn't see the sponsor. It probably really good up on a salary muter on somebody's computer screen by bats it. Let's go with that, but on the race track at one hundred and eighty miles an hour I took me three quarters of the race to figure out what it was, and we're not allowed to really see cars now before they race true and to me, you know. There aren't many cars in the garage area anymore that carry the same paint scheme from race one. You know to race third aren't any the? unsponsored six I. Think Danny handed Jerry. He, has he's he someone other than Fedex? Like seventeen times his career. Yeah, very rarely very rarely. And so when when the sponsor changes that much, that's not what in most cases identifies who's in the car anymore? But I knew Ryan Blaney was Ryan Blaney in spite of the fact that it was an advance auto parts car for at least the second time that I've seen if he shows up with a Bernard's car I'm still GonNa know it's Ryan Blaney. Because penske does such a great job with them well, it's because they use the scallop scheme that is very noticeable as being penske paint scheme product and they've taken for years. They've they've done circling back around. To Bristol you like the idea, Brad Racing All star Racer Bristol absolutely one hundred percent I mean! I liked it at Charlotte. Don't get me wrong, but it look man. We got an opportunity to try different things. You'll be amazed. I think it's GonNa. Be Cool I'm excited to see. Them racing at Bristol. I'm excited to see the lights under the cars. I'm excited to see the choose cone. I think to choose cone could be something that would be awesome, going forward and accuracy the lights when they rick what what's the over under on? How many cars will be running at the end? Who How many? How many are that? Having look is like twenty two cars or something close to that I, think it's a yeah. They sent out the entry. Less I think it's close to that. I'm going to say half. How about that? If, it's a percentage. I will say fifty percent. down. Yeah, what's the point? Yeah, get off the track at that point. You know although we've seen people like you know heck. Del Junior went two laps down at the beginning of Bristol, race a few years ago and ended up finishing third. Yeah, yeah I, mean I. Don't know it's it. With, you know, we've seen interesting endings, all star race here with a million dollars on the line. I think when you put them all when you put them all at Bristol Motor, speedway with a million dollars on the line. It's GonNa, get interest, and that's a track where drivers don't mind dumping each other. They don't mind it at all. And and the All star race. You don't have to apologize. That's true. I kept you from winning a championship. No I kept you from winning y'all stars at a meeting books and a million bucks. which is a pretty big deal by the way we're thrilled to be bringing you this edition the fast talk when we come back, we are going to make our wicks picks for who might win this upcoming. All Star race in the show is presented by coca. Cola it just doesn't sound like summer without a coke. Let's keep it cool. Enjoy summer. Enjoy Coca Cola. You know that racing is not easy. But did you know car shopping is easy? 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Hi this is Doug Rice of PR in join me every Monday night for another great episode of Fast, all he has had an extremely strong season, and he is one of the favorites, if not the favourite neck and neck with Kevin Harvick for the two thousand Twenty Series Championship, it only takes Kyle Busch one win, and then he's in that ten races towards the end, and I will never surrender the idea that cow Bush can't. Can't find his way to Phoenix and find himself in the top four their doubleheaders going to be all the rage in Nascar Green flag black I'm GONNA say Green flag around I. Don't think we're going to get a copious amount of them. But I think we will see more of them, and like I said before I think we will see more of them with some tweets black-flag. They're not going to be all the rage. Now I'll say what I used to say to my two wonderful daughters when they were growing up and they would get perfume one. It smells good. That doesn't mean three will smell better and join us on Mondays at seven o'clock for fast talk. Right here on the performance racing network. We've covered. A lot of ground in this show talked about first time winner at Kentucky speedway did it the right way Cole cost to the victor up there. Apparently they had I speak celebration. When he got home. You should absolutely old you win a. Dainty found those beers. You need to have a big time so way to go We caught up with Eddie gossage. They're going to race with fans this weekend at Texas Motor. speedway sounds like they're taking a lot of precaution. Their ray ever and ham starting a new racing series, the All star race at Bristol Motor speedway only the second time. It's not been at Charlotte Motor speedway, so there's a lot. Lot to be discussed here like I said. It's been a very newsy year. We have not lacked for topics this season. Well guys with them heading to Bristol for the first all star race outside of Charlotte, except for the disaster in Atlanta and year. To what are we looking at Brad? Who Do you think might be? Your wicks pick? Oh, I! Hope it I take a lexus. Ryan Blaney nope good. VIBE when you go. Look at Ryan Lane the last few years at Bristol and you'll see a lot of DNS, but you also see that for about the first one hundred laps. His car was dominant in out front. That's about all. He's got to go on Wednesday night. Yeah, I think he gets the Bristol monkey off his back. We'll say I'm GonNa go with something that I. Think is going to make you guys go I'M GONNA. Go with Kyle Busch and here's why, because it's a non points paying race and I think that would be the most twenty twenty thing to happen to Kyle Busch to get a win in the All star race when it doesn't mean anything championship and you know, but you still get a million dollars I was going to say. Things before I make the pick here. Is that there are two drivers will not pick to win the race this year. One of them's called Bush. Something's wrong something systemically is wrong at that race thing for him to come out and say the car is broke. It just won't do this. That's big for him. Yeah and. It's hard. Turn ships around. We're seventeen races deep into the season, and he's not been a threat to win. A race yet can guess out there one. Yeah, Jimmy Jimmy Johns Jimmy. Johnson's sadly not gonNA. Win a race issue I just I. Don't think it's in the cards I'd love for him or watch him when I. Was Really Yeah Yeah. I probably helped. Both of these guys in here by saying I can't pick either one of them to win I don't see it happening. You gotTA. Have you gotTa have some Mojo? You gotTA. Have the right place I'm going to go with Martin True Junior. Never Bad I. Think he's pretty sauce I ask. Car Win came at Bristol, and I think he smart enough to stay out of the Malay. You know I really do folks. It's been fun going all these racists. We'll Texas this weekend I applaud NASCAR and the way they've handled. Things feel like they have made the absolute best out of what has been a hard and challenging situation and They're going to continue to do so and hopefully all the way to the championship in Phoenix this year. Special thanks Kim Bernhardt to Brad Gilly to Alexis Ericsson, and to all of our guests for making this really a special show, and we will be back next Monday with a whole bunch more fast. Fast Doc was presented by Toyota for the latest Toyota racing information visit Toyota racing dot, com. By? Visit Mako. Dot Com to book your minor. Collision Repair today Oh better get Mako and by auto trader auto trader is the only one but price confidence from Kelley blue. Book auto trader. Finally it's easy. This is. The performance racing network.

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EP 202902:  Garage Pass

Garage Pass National Show

03:59 min | 8 months ago

EP 202902: Garage Pass

"I think we're to the point now where we can race with these guys and we can take advantage of it when when you're the front door, so I don't know where the started, but I do think. The good thing is I was on such a bad mood because we lost track position and we had such a fast arc. ARC CAROL NPR INS Garage Pass. You now they're bracing is not easy. But did you know car? Shopping is easy? Auto trader is the only car shopping site with Kelley. Blue, book price adviser so you can be confident. Depresses fair confident like when you make a pass on that semi-truck going slow in the fast lane. Car Shopping now easier than racing an eighteen wheeler auto trader. Finally it's easy, you wash the outside the inside and make sure maintenances up today. Pamper your car's engine and you'll system by adding Xamax by curb Louvre. Helped, improve performance extend engine life at reduce emissions. Get Cemex today at the Max Dot Com or your local auto parts store. You know I really don't think it's an exaggeration to say. Coal custer's victory at Kentucky speedway was one of the biggest upsets in Nascar history no one saw that coming in custer's Twentieth Cup start at not even the twenty two year old rookie. I'm surprised, yes. We have definitely done a better job these last few weeks. We've started putting the whole picture together. You gotta just the whole thing working together whether it's pit stops and restarts are me doing my job or having the car perfectly right when you're just a little bit often the series. You're going to pay for it big time. It's just trying to put the whole picture together and I think we saw ways to go. We still have things that we can do a lot better for sure, but I think we're to the point now where we can race with these guys, and we can take advantage of it. Warner the front by the way customer is now the youngest cup winner ever on a one point five mile track beating the record of Jeff. GORDON NASCAR is now heading to the lone star state for a tripleheader weekend. There had been rumors with new outbreaks of covid nineteen. Those races would be postponed again but Texas. Motor speedway President Eddie gossage said that is absolutely not the case, oh. Yeah, we're racing. Radio Saturday with. xfinity in truck series starts I. Don't know where these rumors get started, but I do know that started. There's no truth to it and disappointing that such people get media credentials appealing so anyhow. We're racing this weekend for sure. Since they both became time champions in twenty nineteen, it seemed only fitting the Kyle Busch. He traded helmets with cars top driver from last season Joseph Nuclear. and Ty Dillon has let everybody know his wife. Haley is expecting their second child in November. What do you want to? Let y'all WanNa data. Doll! We could switch. Off We get switched to progressive. Call, we could saw enough to buy some. y'All. And get the money we saw. No! No, does it all these days. Nothing is normal, and everything is weird, but you could still say big. When you switch to progressive, it might just be the most normal thing you to cover up progressive DOT COM. Insurance affiliates. A good thing for coal customary got a big push from that Benedetto on the final restart at Kentucky and it was a good thing. Mattie de was really angry. The good thing is is I was in such a bad mood because we lost all our track position and we had such a fast car so when you really pissed off. They kind of worked out sometimes where you're just like, screw it. I'm sitting enough in there or when cold customers in front of me. I'm like he better hang on for dear life. 'cause I'm shoving him. Popey can hang on need the our garage pass presented by progressive home. Insurance, get your quoted progressive DOT com today.

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03-28-19 NASCAR America Motorsports Hour

NASCAR America

46:02 min | 2 years ago

03-28-19 NASCAR America Motorsports Hour

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

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NASCAR Live 3-26 - Breaking News 2020 Schedule

NASCAR Live

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NASCAR Live 3-26 - Breaking News 2020 Schedule

"The following is a production of the motor racing network. The voice of NASCAR. Look it up three rock and roll today without the plug four hundred laps guys. They're a great day for tonight. We'll have a widower we gotta deal. The motor racing network presents NASCAR lock it is total domination for Brad Pitt's. Laskey? Checkered flag here line man on the ball or good job. Thank you, Texas is finally the first opportunity that will have to actually implement change into our cars. Nascar live is brought to you by Hercules tires right on our string from the motor racing network studios. In concord, North Carolina. Here is your host Mike Bagley. Thank you. Fred Armstrong and Hello everybody. Welcome to another edition of NASCAR live here on the motor racing network. Mike Bagley and the entire M R N crew here with you on a jam packed show. We have got a lot of fish to fry on this episode of NASCAR alive. Stay tuned. We've got lots coming your way, including an MR backtracks features the best in-car scanner sound from Brad Kozlowski's win over the weekend at martinsville and the EP five hundred we'll have NASCAR today's Woody Cain going face to face with Kurt Busch. Also NASCAR hall of Famer rusty Wallace. He won't be in the headsets this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Instead, he will be officiating in the grand marshal capacity. It'll stop by and talk to us about that. -perience? We'll also be joined by Texas Motor Speedway. President Eddie Gossage prosper. Texas native Chris butcher returns home this week. And our Dylan Welsh will have an opportunity to chat with him. Bless. We'll hear from Kyle Busch as crew chief Adam Stevens and a whole lot more. But first we start with breaking news. And the breaking news involves the twenty twenty Cup series schedule. It was announced earlier today on NASCAR dot com where we're going next racing season. And folks, there are a lot of changes. I you can see the schedule at M R N dot com. There are a ton of changes that will have to describe for you here in just a few moments. We'll hear from NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officers. Steve O'Donnell some landmark changes involving martinsville speedway. The Atlanta Motor Speedway. Homestead Miami speedway. Pocono daytona? We've got a lot of changes on the horizon. Let's dive into it. The twenty twenty NASCAR Cup series. Schedule will begin Sunday February. With the clash at Daytona followed by on Sunday. February sixteenth the great American race the Daytona five hundred but after that things start to change it used to be that we would go to Atlanta after the season opener, but the west coast swing tracks with Las Vegas auto club speedway. Raceway have been pulled back to the weekends of February twenty third March first and March eighth we reference Steve O'Donnell earlier OD announced earlier today on NASCAR dot com. The moving up of the west coast swing and he gives his take on that schedule adjustment. The first of many it was important for us as we looked at coming. From Daytona go into another marquee market. Atlanta has played a great role for us. But obviously, the weather's been a challenge. She'll be able to go to Las Vegas for that. Second event think it'd be terrific for west coast swing terrific for fans out west to go to a marquee destination. And that allows for Atlanta to move back down the schedule a little bit. And some better weather now with that being said, we talk about Atlanta and better weather. They will be. Slotted in on Sunday March fifteenth. The first major adjustment comes with the race after that at homestead Miami speedway. We'll talk more about that coming up as we work through the schedule. Saturday may ninth will feature a Cup race at martinsville speedway under the lights here. Steve o'donnell. You look at martinsville. We just had a terrific race there. Short-track? What's the fans? Love Claes always had a late model event there under the lights. It's been a huge success. And there's been more and more clamoring from the fans. Hey can we raise Cup? They're under the lights able to deliver. So Saturday night. That's going to be terrific. You'll have Richmond is on a Sunday coming into that. So some really good good events leading into that night event on mother's day weekend, and of course, mother's day weekend. Now being spent in the Commonwealth of Virginia Kansas speedway, we'll shift to the end of may. And as we work through the summer months. One of the biggest changes involves Pocono raceway. They will have a double header on Saturday and Sunday June twenty seventh and June twenty eighth at the tricky try. Tangle when you go to Pocono. It's always packed. There's always a great camping atmosphere. It's going to be terrific. I mean, you're going to have potentially five races going on during the weekend. He'll back to backup events. So it's going to be fun. We love going Pocono. And I think the industry is really going to embrace it. And I think it will be terrific for the fans for decades we have spent fourth of July weekend give or take a few days at Daytona International Speedway. However Daytona will come off of that fourth of July portion of the schedule will go to the end of the regular season and we'll be replaced by Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Of course. OD chiming in chatting about that pulling the Daytona race off of that fourth of July standard weekend that we've grown accustomed to. When we looked at Daytona moving to that last where he goes season race. We also knew that you life force a really important weekend for us as an industry, and we looked at what other tracks could fill that void in Indianapolis. Popped up immediately to great venue for us to host ally. Fourth tonight conic venue in an icon. Nic weekend. So we think it's gonna be terrific Dover. Spall race will move to August twenty third and as dimension the regular season finale will be at Daytona International Speedway. That will happen on Saturday. August the twenty ninth now there are new changes in the playoffs. We'll begin the playoffs at Darlington raceway Sunday September sixth. But it's important to note that elimination races in the play offs include Bristol, Charlotte and martinsville fans, consistently say, short treks courses. So when we looked at the playoffs late. How do we include those in some really important position? So we're able to do that with Bristol the role will certainly produce last year. We think it'll be just as good this year next. And then we're able to move martinsville to that last race. So if you're a fan of of martinsville, you got to pretty good weekends where you can go out on Saturday night mother's day. And then come back and see it on Sunday as you head into the championship. One of the biggest changes the season finale will now be at I s raceway on Sunday November eight years NASCAR. Vice chairman, Mike. Helton s he made the announcement earlier today at Arizona, the state of Arizona, Phoenix, obviously, very supportive of professional sports. We know from experience at racing here puts on exciting races and with IS's investment on the new ISAM raceway. They have created a very fan friendly, but one of the most beautiful stadiums and sports around the country. So with those facts and others the decision was made that in twenty twenty we will end our season here at I s Hombres way in our championship are champion will be ground. Her NASCAR Cup champion will be crowned here now to see all these changes M R N dot com. Your destination the twenty twenty NASCAR Cup series schedule. We've got a full plate for you tonight on NASCAR live. Stick around. Lots coming up including a face to face interview with Kurt Busch. He's our autozone. Driver of the week. 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Hewlett four hundred and forty six of the five hundred laps to win the S T P five hundred reds day was filled with very little drama, but we can't say that for others. Is you here on this week's NASCAR live backtracks? We are ready to go. The field now forming up to buy two behind the pace car off her number two. You've got gone on the line. Like my food. Log rates never had thing till it's over working to the inside of Eric Elma Merola that's role one right behind him road to another couple of Ford Mustang. Sorry, buddy to the grain here sugar belts are tight and everything. Cover to the grains may scar. Behind the wall. Joey Logano Eric Merola couple of Ford Mustangs on the front row. We look to the flag stand. Green flag goes in the air and this TV five hundred is underway. Buffer fifty four from the inside. Les Graff the top two spots air clear the pen already all going try to give bumpers fairly there. You're clear clear. Look Donald who was leading early his fall, in fact, fit with a bag. Dude. I get paid to district parental. I can't roll enough beat the beginning again. Like everybody else having some good grip on through those corners. That's the problem that joy Gano has remember that nobody is one from the poll since Jimmy Johnson. Did it both races in two thousand thirteen? Really bad here Shula. Good. Lyon caution out pit road open. Here they come just about everybody. Looking like everybody right now on the lead lap. Brad Kozlowski will lead them in right behind him comes. Denny hamlin. Had chase Elliott also on pit rose as Elliot stall number one complaining he is just a little bit free. Who is going to be the first off of pit road. It is going to be kissed Laskey easily sin. Chase Elliott by driven. In the pit BOK van y'all might a guy him too. To offer. You see it now. The law code straight out will be hit to Eric Elaine Rogers, fourth research. Join Lugano the number five spot. Then you got Clint Boyer. Ryan blaney. Kyle busch. Every time. I get close enough. I try to start staggering wicked roof and all that just carcass. Do we Radic it's knocking on groove? Fetish thirty four. Relevant ninety s twenty two. It'd be down like a Moepo now. I'll do it. What I thought he was your street Shelia Philip to the outside half crawl and protect your bottom. Happy bumper. Inside creek checkered catch up news new Ruben. I'm just because Ryan Newman is there and that will block the advanced by chase tell if he will look down to the inside won't be enough in brand because Lasky will come across the line and pick up the green checkered flag. Your car when I tried to run up like that. I get paid to two third and I don't have drive. So I can't really make that work. Here's tripped up lights way. High. Kyle alerts we have something gatty Turk reader cards over the racetrack. But everybody keeps it very. Said they're bigger. There's got to be fluid everybody. Did that man everybody? Did it? Also, you're looking that'd be good him. Shoes to fit here a little while. Elliot, really picking up the pace he does city outside and he does tonight side. Now, we will see the money lion caution come out at the start finish line. Definitely blue. Yeah. By number racetrack three or four down the track. You can see score back and forth, the drop to something. They're blind. Because you hit everybody behind you hit it in the digest slow a hitman. Like, I don't understand how they don't see that -til. Now there had been no pit rose penalties. Now uncontrolled tire restored at the tail end of the line for Denny Hamlin. All right. Well, now, they got control fire. We'll be Phil click on the race track. Came off pit road force mustard preceding Clinton voyeur to restart at the back of the field. Got a speech. Kidding me? What sections Amit section right before you get to the corner over here generally that late now twenty two. They went. Further back. They're still not happy with each other in that Eric Jones Kyle Larson battle Eric's gone. A little bit of a let three or tire up. I'm gonna kick the morning. Hilo? Are just joining us. Brad took the lead from his teammate Lagaan o- on left number five. He gave it up to chase Elliott who led about forty other than that. It has been all brand at the front of the field or Howard run in the end here. What you get stopping day about the payoff one last run by chase. Elliott's not gonna get their Kirkham. His house gate is total domination for Brad. Kaz lasky. He comes off turn them before. He will see the checkered flag. Heck apply. Here's a lie job. Good job. Mike out the poll mortgage, I pay room fell off job, and he will win the S T P five hundred you know, martinsville. Just throw back to martinsville. It from nineteen forty eight. You know, this track is it's tied to the history. And the legacy of the sport of NASCAR. I'm glad to put my name on the list is now a two-time winner here. 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Taking over the number one car previously driven by Jamie McMurray heard has two top fives already this season the same amount. The team had all of last year are Woody came go space to face with Kurt talking about the team's strong start and more. Now that we've gone through the western swing most seasons. If there is such a thing normal season guy say will once you finish the western swing. You kind of know what everybody's gotten what the the cards on the table. Or is it gonna take a little longer this year with this new package to get to that point? You think maybe a little bit? And then for me and Matt McCall as new driver crew chief combo. I'm really happy with the way the west coast run went for us. And yeah, we still have some more tracks to go to really define the characteristics of the new car and the balance. But now I'm digging the next few tracks. Of one at Bristol Richmond, Texas is in there as well. And so and then with the off week. That's that's another reset point. And then you really jump into the swing of it with with Talladega starts heating up. We've got Dover and Kansas. So lots of things going on lots of fun still to be had. But all in all I'm I'm excited about the start to the year in the consistency. That we've had and also in all honesty knock on wood. We've we've had good luck. With no pit road penalties. We've been caught up in one wreck with Stenhouse at Daytona. But we've been able to avoid a bunch of other wants to be good as just not enough anymore. Is it you gotta have breaks. Don't you gotta have everything. And that I'd say our weakest point right now, though is qualifying on our stage one points. We don't really have that many stage points this year. We've just had good consistent finishes and get him at the end when accounts kind of beating a multiple, let's talk a little bit about your KB one hundred program because I know that to near and dear to your heart. And it's really cool. You're buying a hundred. Tickets to every Cup race through the season for veterans and not been seeing a lot of social media about guys like tweeting their seats and stuff like that. When they do it, man. That's gotta be rewarding than fantastic very special to give back to our military where I've made the connection with them. All of our men and women is at the military hospitals in the rehab area going to Walter Reed went out to San Antonio to see some of our burn victims, a friend of mine, Joey Jones is a former marine who's a double amputee, and he has a far hard life. And yet he's smiling. All the time. He puts his legs on each morning. If you puts a pair of pants on the guy almost walks where he can't even tell that he has two prosthetic legs and the the motivation. He gave me the time that I met him at at Walter Reed. It was inspiring. It's just it's moving to see what these men and women have been through what they've sacrificed for the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans and so small way to give back and most of the time is when I meet these men and women in the rehab areas. I give them that motivation to get out of there quicker get back into civilian life quicker. And at the end of it is tickets for NASCAR race waiting forty. Does that put a little more perspective on a bad day at the race track? And you know, this really isn't so bad at it. Definitely does set that's helped me come full circle. It's rounded off some of my harsh edges after bad days or tough finishes. It really makes you understand what it means to be an American and what it means to be a servicemember military while back u did an Instagram takeover for the Golden Knights the hockey team in Las Vegas there. How did you find the differences or are there many between social media and other sports versus what we see in NASCAR MacOS, man? Sometimes in this sport. It can get pretty rough and tumble for. Vegas and my hometown. It's amazing the way that that the locals have embraced that professional sports team. I mean growing up there as a kid we didn't really have anything, but you and LV basketball when Tarquini was our coach pretty good era. That was it wasn't credit like meet him. I remember it being zoo. When I was a kid go onto UNLV for the games. So with the Golden Knights and the timing of that tragic shooting one October the whole city needed something. And it's amazing what sport can do to rally people's hearts together. And there's some fanatical there's some people there that are there for the good time. And it just it. It's gonna work. No matter what sports team goes to Vegas. The opposing visitor team wants to go. You know, the players want to be there coaching staff. Everybody to magic being in a fan in a few years of let's say you're a New England Patriots fan and you get a game against the raiders in Davis. You're going. Yeah. It's going to be there's gonna be restaurants shows bar hopping in a hotel room. Absolutely. And then you walk to the game. Oh, yeah. By the way, there is the game after all the party in Vegas. It really works for NASCAR for sports town and. And they really rallied around that tragic shooting, let's wrap up with this. We saw I'm not sure what it was at the end of qualifying at auto club speedway where nobody wanted to go out. It was like you go. No, you go. No, you go the week before that we see Daniel wars. And Michael McDowell get into a little scrap is that just speak to the intensity of everybody trying to figure this thing out to this point yet. It's Fridays have been hot mess. That's the best way. I can explain it. There's no pattern everything he did in the past is out the window. I it's that important to get a good starting spot. It's not just the pit pox. It's the stage one points as well. Fridays. Just been weird all the way around. So. Yeah, Phoenix was exciting to watch for for the the scuffle, and then the, but it's real passion. Nobody wanted to go qualify at Fontana because the lead cars at a deficit. So we got a tweet that I don't know what change if I had a magic wand to wave a really wouldn't even know what the throw added other than hell, let's just take the tapered spacer off and go for it. Let's. Go to hundred twenty. Wow, there you're going to put it back on for the race. We do. Thank you. Woody. Kurt Busch has one in Texas. Just once and it happened all the way back in two thousand nine and that's where NASCAR heads this weekend. When we come back. We'll begin to look ahead. I grand marshal of the O'Reilly auto parts five hundred NASCAR hall of Famer and M R N analysts rusty Wallace. Folks, Mike Bagley here at Marin. 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Motoracing network will be at Texas Motor Speedway this Friday night allowing the NASCAR gander outdoors truck series. It'll be the Vancouver. Three fifty and live coverage begins right here on the motoracing network at eight thirty PM eastern rusty Wallace and Texas Motor Speedway. President Eddie Gossage our next. This is NASCAR live on the motor racing network. The voice of NASCAR. Citywide to countryside. Whatever you drive wherever you go. Hercules tires has the value selection and industry leading warranty to get you there. No matter where the road takes you. Team and more. Visit Julie's tire dot com. Berkeley's tires ride on our strength. Them are ends. Classic races body gets. Hale Earnhardt, Labonte spun across the line and got the win in fifty years of NASCAR race Marmi hall. In the actual fast and furious and Mary voices legendary races narrow simply what happened just hope. He chokes on that two hundred thousand that's all I can killing Lawrence. Classic races. Available on Marin dot com. Hi, tunes and your favorite podcast provides. He did a touch now. He knocked hail out me. This is NASCAR live now. Back to Mike Bagley. We welcome you back. The NASCAR live this week motoracing network. We'll have coverage of the NASCAR gander outdoors structure is raised Friday night. A friends at the performance racing network will cover both the expenditure series race on Saturday. And the O'Reilly auto parts on Sunday M R N Jeff St. in Alex hate and get the weekend off, but their counterpart rusty Wallace is still making the trip Texas. Here's our booth trio discussing rusty's latest venture. Thank you Mike sitting here with Alex in NASCAR hall of Famer rusty Wallace in rusty. You've got a we're gonna take some time off balance you and I are going to enjoy a weekend off. You are not you've got a pretty cool opportunity coming up at the Texas Motor Speedway. Yes. I do. I've got a great opportunity this week. I'm going to Texas for the oh rally auto parts five hundred and guess what they select to the grand marshal. So I'm humbled and excited to get down. There spent a while since I've been to Texas because let's face it. M R N doesn't do the Texas race. And that's generally when I would go somewhere on vacation. But this weekend, I'm going to Texas now typically gray Marshall has to give the command to start engines is that something you've got got some practice and doing her or is that something you've got to take some time and figure out how you want to do it your guy full of energy with you've got to take some time to do it. Right. Because you're a lot of people listening to watch. I did at one time a couple of years ago in Bristol. I I was the grand marshal at the Bristol Motor Speedway in. When I was like. Okay mic going to be drivers. Start your engines on making be, ladies and gentlemen, because danika Patrick with the scent. And I'm going to all these different renditions, you know. But I think probably wanted to best ones. I saw was when Dale Earnhardt, jR, did it for the Daytona five hundred. I thought what he did was pretty cool. I can't really remember it right now. But yes, I'll think about what I'm going to say, and I'll try not to make just boring got to do something. I mean, just I don't think it must be Wallace boring in the same sentence. Never tried to belt it out. Right fun. Thank you very much. It'd be a fun time. Foreseen rusty give the command Sunday for the O'Reilly auto parts five hundred should be a great time. Speaking of the O'Reilly auto parts five hundred -rupt Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. And we're joined now on the hotline by the president of TMS, Eddie Gossage Etty. Welcome to NASCAR live. How are you thrilled to be here? I'm great, man. It's race. We Huby anything. But great, you know. I was gonna say you got a lot of excitement coming up down there. When I saw the roster of events that you guys have to offer fans this weekend. I had to do a double take. There's a lot going on this weekend. What do you have for the fans when he pulled onto the property down there? Well, it's an car tripleheader. You know, we're going to be running the gander outdoor truck series on Friday night seeks series on Saturday afternoon. And of course, the O'Reilly auto parts five hundred monster energy NASCAR Cup series Sunday afternoon. And as a pre-race show, we've done concerts for years said, let's do something different. So we're going to run the stadium super trucks. And I don't think anybody I known there's been no other NASCAR track this done this. We've run them with Indy cars, but these guys put on a tackler show Robby Gordon and his his he he put this together built these trucks put ramps on the front straightaway. They come down the front straightaway. Hit these ramps go as high as the catch fence and land two hundred feet down the track and the hang a hard left and. Jumped the wall, and they're in the infield racing an over and under jump with much dirt infield. And then jump back out on the front straight and raise some more. So it's just kind of crazy, and it'll be a lot of fun. It's amazing. Around the sport for a long time. And we've seen a lot of evolutions and there used to be a day in time in a place to where when race fans went to the race track. They went there for the race. And that was it. But we've seen the taste of race fans. Involve over the years. Do you know where that began and what does today's race fan expect when they pick up the phone or go to the website to make eight ticket purchasing decision when you're not thinking about that. Because all this discussion about the the schedule change announced earlier today, and all that kind of thing, you know, in general fans that go to stadiums. Whether they're for auto races or or ball games. They want areas they can congregate in that they can hang around with people of like mind, and shoot the breeze and talk about the sport and things of that nature. You know, you see that at some of the stadiums down, the NFL and college football where they have in zones where you can, you know, have a big party area that kind of thing during the game. And and I think that's something. That's that's coming to our sport. Because our fans they like being around other fans like to be able to discuss sport with other folks like to debate other folks. And I think that's a great thing a healthy thing because it's at water cooler talk on Monday that that helps our sport grow. But they want to see the venue. So we're doing more of that fans their tastes different. And they they love the racing just wanna consume it a little bit differently. We always love coming to your property. We love coming to Texas Motor Speedway. You got the truck series? Got the truck series in action the Vancouver three fifty motor racing network with the call eight thirty eastern Friday night, but on Saturday the NASCAR xfinity series might bariatric solutions. Three hundred Sunday. The O'Reilly auto parts five hundred our friends at the performance racing network will have the call Eddie, how can people get tickets and be a part of the fun manage a lot of ways you can go to our website Texas Motor Speedway dot com or you can call our ticket office. Eight one seven two one five eight thousand five hundred or you can go to ticket master twenty four hours a day. Or of course, at the gate wanna make sure everybody knows that between now and midnight Thursday. There's a great deal. We can get tickets a scanner in two headsets for ninety five bucks. Always appreciate the time. Eddie have fun this weekend. I know that everybody that will attend the race. Will we're going to have a blast. Appreciate having us on. Thank you. That's the president of Texas Motor Speedway. Obviously home of the O'Reilly auto parts five hundred coming up this week end coming up here on this car live. Chris Bush grew up an hour north of the racetrack are Austin Dillon's going to check. Chat with the Cup series driver before his return home and later, we'll hear from Kyle Busch's crew chief Adam Stevens. We'll in designs and manufacturers, reliable and powerful warning lights white illumination lighting sirens. Controllers and high powered morning systems for automotive aviation and mass notification industries worldwide every part of every willin product is proudly designed and manufactured in America and is tested on site to meet the toughest industry certifications on the road in the air. And around the world wheelin is trusted to be seen trusted to be heard trusted to perform. Checkout. M R N dot com for a new podcast series called the tough trucks of NASCAR twenty-five years and still trucking. 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And all our guys back in Denver. Everybody supports this team kit unsung heroes of NASCAR near life is the pit. This is Rockaway simply teen years. I've jacked up some of the biggest names in auto racing. And now, I'm Jack bring it all down the street level in acquaint you with the guy behind the wall and back at the shop. Join me on 'em are crew call convinced by money lions every Wednesday on the Amorin dot com. I two are whatever podcast or fat. This is NASCAR live now back to Mike badly. Thanks again. For hanging out with us on this week's NASCAR live. You know, Texas has produced many great racing talents over the years AJ Foyt what some considered to be one of the best ever. He's from Houston. The Lebanese both Terry and Bobby grew up in Corpus Christi. And currently one driver in the Cup series hails from the long horn state. It's Chris Buscher am an pit reporter Dylan. Well, had the opportunity to catch up with Chris over the weekend to talk about his return home life, and of course, racing career win number two for Chris Buscher. He wins the three m to fifty at the Iowa speedway. Well, you grew up about an hour north of Texas Motor Speedway in prosper, Texas. What are you kind of really as memories of the racetrack? We had season tickets there. My parents still do we went there? Forever race. We we watch. I R L races tropics Finnity Cup races. I I'd like to give Brennan Donna hard times house in the stands when he was dominating, Texas. Make him feel feel old. And then here I am getting getting to be one of the old guys. But you know, it's it is a track where I've watched more races than I could count from the from the grandstands, Texas, obviously is very well known for their barbecue. Do you have a local hotspot that you recommend babes chicken is in Roanoke. Roanoke has a lot of good restaurants. It's close to the racetrack. It gets very crowded chicken is a really good place. Not barbecue. There are a couple of barbecue. Places up and down there. I will say that have ruled come Ramic Carolina barbecue, and so I have become a fan of different different styles. But Texas is still got still got the crown on the win win. Did you side it you wanted to be race car driver race motocross out in Texas, grownup up to upto bow eight years old nine years old? I think my parents gave me option. Okay. You can play football basketball, or I think it might have been baseball. It's like, well, I don't want to do any of that. Like I wanna go racing again. So know we've figured out dad. Had a co worker that was racing wetness cars he told him a little bit about the band of Lara's and the driving school winded. Did that it was I was thirteen. We sat down the living room. It was getting close to the end of the school year. It was probably April basically decided that, hey, if you want this to be a hobby. That's great. We'll keep doing it on weekends. And if you want this to be a career path has time to time to load up head to Charlotte for for your summer vacation. And you know, you'll go out for three months we'll race sixty seventy races over that period of time. We'll get some experience gets no people when take off from like with that sounds like a pretty cool deal. So I'm in and now you've been in the monster energy Cup series for four years has racing at the top level of the sport lived up to your expectations. He added say, so it's been pretty awesome really enjoyed ever. Every race have been able to run in this series in every every race leading up to it. I've had a blast. I I wouldn't change a thing about the way. I did it and. You know, we worked works crazy hours trying to make it to the next races. And you know, worked hard to to try and keep partners happy can track. Do a good job. And and have some good. Some good racism some win some championships. May we've had a ball doing this hard at this level. It's really hard. And I it should be the top of our of our sport. And so, you know to be here in and be hanging in there for several years we've gotten really good finishes feel like we deserve to be here. You know and with JT Doria racing. We've really who've really come a long way over the last couple of years that I've been with them hit your third year with tad and Jodi and Brad it at J JT Dory. What's the atmosphere like with the team? It's a smaller team. It's not, you know, the Hendrick Joe Gibbs, it's it's a tight knit group. I'm imagining it's not a it's not the super team with four four Racine. China run out of it. But it's not a small team. You know, we have a lot of employees back shop. Great people that. Make sure our cars are fast each and every weekend. We have a great partners with with Kroger with pushes baked beans with Korac, Scott products. We have all these people on board that that really help our program maximize all of our resources, basically. And so the atmosphere is is still has that small team can family environment. But it's very competitive new we've been able to make big strides and get things rolling in the right direction. And so that's it's been neat to watch it evolve off track we're coming up on your one year wedding anniversary the union wife, any big planes to celebrate that we do not have anything major plan. I really fortunate. She's she's a lot of the same interests. And we we share a lot of that together. And so typically on our Easter off weekends. We would go four wheel went up in the mountains in West Virginia and season, we we had a wedding to plan and get ready for and she even told me Monday Tuesday. If you want to go up there before he can go in and out stay here, and Gary I say, I can't do that to you. But I appreciate it. And so this year, I think I think we might end up back up there. So she told me she wants me, a builder chicken coop. Now as a gift, so I am a a week to do that. That's not going to be feasible. It's a what good, but I can get going on it. That was Chris butcher channel with our Dylan. Welsh conversation right there when we return we'll preview the O'Reilly auto parts five hundred in Texas and talk about the rules changes to qualifying while. So here from Kabul crew chief Adam Stevens. Progressive presents thumbs inspiration to help you do insurance stuff. Hey, what's the look on your face defeat? You want to save more money than start playing as a team bundle home and auto with progressive. That's how you win big savings. What you need music to get poked. Let's do this from Travolta. Hold on. I'm going to turn it up to Dong com. That's too loud. Don't talk on the NS. Better casualty insurance company affiliates and other insurance discounts not available to situations. With warmer weather just around the corner. 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Here's NASCAR today is Kyle Ricky on what teams have learned about the twenty nine thousand nine rules package. Plus a discussion of changes that NASCAR has made concerning qualifying as the monster energy NASCAR Cup series heads to Texas. Some drivers are saying this is the first time teams have been able to update their cars since Daytona cut to the west coast. Swing which Joey Logano says could lead to some new name contenders. So it's really hard to make this up baser changes that you want after you run one race after they say, oh, jeez. We went around way. And you don't have a lot of time to. Come back. So I think that's why you're seeing a lot of cars fast for the, you know, the west coast to same cars were up front the whole time. I think just because cars teams got an update quicken a-. Eric out Merola mirrors that you know, Texas is finally the first opportunity to will have to actually implement change into our cars. You know, we are our west coast cars were essentially failed as we were getting ready for Atlanta. You know, all of our cars, you know, getting ready for Atlanta, Vegas, Phoenix, California. We're all with, you know, really one mindset, and and and looking at certain things engineering department and the arrow department, and now we've had we've had an opportunity to run those handful races and go back and digest all the information and look at everything, and okay, here's why we think we're getting beat let's go to work in this area. And let's let implement that into our Texas cars, and it's not just the racing that people are looking at. But while of five NASA implemented some amendments to the multi car format used for qualifying this week after issues at the auto club speedway. Two weeks ago are looking down at the flag man here to start finish line red and black flag are out. They are in the air before anybody crosses. But that is unofficial. None of the twelve drivers are getting time in Brown number three because they sat at the end of pit road tie. Dylan shared his thoughts on how to prevent drivers from waiting until the last possible second. Now the sitting at hit road is is not good. When we when no cars make a latte so make make it a penalty. And I feel like it'd be good on that part. Just say, hey, any round of qualifying don't make it out start dead lasts on the field. And see how that goes. It seems like nast our was listening. The major changes that will go into effect. This week include drivers not being able to prevent other cars from going out. Onto the track in making a lap. Sitting at the end of pit road side by side won't be allowed. And there will be penalties for any car that failed to post a time during any qualifying round. Don't make it around the track in time. We'll go straight to the back of the field. Kyle Busch says it's been a hot topic. So people are talking about it. Which is a good thing. I just I just follow the rules. Whatever the rules are. So, you know, hey, guys are all talking about your conversation about it. There's a buzz around it people may not like it, whatever. But we're talking about it rather than theirs being single car qualifying. And nobody's saying damn word about it. So tickets use your battles wisely, folks. Thank you Kyle. So there's the driver's perspective on the weekend heading into Texas. Now, let's hear from someone who sits atop the pit box NASCAR today's Woody Kane caught up with Bush crew chief Adam Stevens over the weekend, they discussed the challenges of making a car. Go fast at T M S, Adam headed, the Texas where you guys were really strong. Last year and won the race. So what do you have to do to make a cargo fast at Texas, Texas is so tricky, you know, it's repave, which means the there's a lot of grip, but it's really easy to overstep that grip limit and get out shape. It's pretty much been one groove. But I hear they might be doing some track treatment there to really widen it out, and nobody knows what to expect with this new package. So all the notes we had from last year we can pretty much wind up and throw away. But the trick to Texas is evening out both ends of the racetrack. Because you've got a lot of banking on one end. You got very little banking on the other end, and you have to really compromise you right heights and compromise your shocks and springs to find a happy medium. It sounds like you may not be much of a fan of the sticky substance V, H, T, whatever we're calling. It. Does does that impact the things with you guys a lot? Or is it just kind of a crapshoot? Oh, it's not a matter. Not being a fan. It's just a it's just a variable that we haven't had to deal with there in the past. So that in the new rules package, it just kind of doesn't you can't really take much with you that you've done in the past. So. It'll be fine should widen out the racing group, which I think it'll be good. But it's just another unknown in something that changes as it degrades throughout the event. Speaking of the new package, there's been a lot of talk to you guys had to be all set when you went out west with everything prebuilt and Texas might be the first place where we get to see you guys apply. What you've learned with new car. So what have we learned in is that the case? Well, everybody's learned something different. You know, it it's early in the season. We're learning a lot about setups or learning a lot about how to prepare the cars. And you know, it's been a little bit of time in the win tunnel to and make an adjustment based off of you know, everything being so new there's just a lot of low hanging fruit. So I think it's going to be a little bit different mix than maybe what we saw on the west coast has anything surprised you so far with this. Or has it been about like you expect it? Yeah. I mean, I don't know. I didn't really know what to expect to be honest with you qualifying's been a bit of a surprise just being so dependent on the draft. I didn't really expect that. But it's definitely been that way. And I don't expect Texas will be any different with the amount of grip. We have down there. But you know, other than that I the races. It you always end up having to come out of the gas. So that tends to separate the pack a little bit. And the better cars better drivers tend to be able to find their way to the front. What about when you're on top of the pit box strategy wise is this change your thinking there as much it has you know, that you there's a premium on being out front, and you're not seeing the tires wear out as much I mean predictably with that amount of downforce and reduction in horsepower induction in lat time, so it's it's kind of mixed races up quite a bit. 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Lando Norris Joins #INDYCARChallenge for COTA & Other eRacing Musings

Pit Lane Parley

22:23 min | 11 months ago

Lando Norris Joins #INDYCARChallenge for COTA & Other eRacing Musings

"Welcome to another episode And welcome to another episode appealing parlay. Hickey joined by host. Mike Jess actually has the night off. Which is strange because I've submitted multiple requests to our HR. Which I believe is Mike for time off and fed instead of doing that. He actually gives me more tasks to do. So Mike. What's up with that your emails go. Who My spam folder? For some crazy reason. So I'm I'm not really sorry but I'm a little sorry well anyways. Just hope you're having tonight off on the floor today starting off with some some bad news. Unfortunately it was announced on Saturday that Bob Lazier had passed away. At the age of eighty-one Bob Lazier was the rookie of the year for the Indianapolis. Five hundred I believe in nineteen eighty one and he was instrumental in getting the zero partners racing up and running for the Buddy Lazier entry for multiple years during the two thousand ten decade. And obviously the father of Buddy Lazier and chocolate zero both had very good careers themselves so just thinking of the family during this difficult time. Hope everybody's doing well and Bob was fantastic driver in an a fantastic person around on the paddock. And he will be missed. Zero family is incredibly. Nice everybody's always been friendly when I have run into them around the track so very sad news this weekend in hope. The family is hanging in there during these difficult times so with that we will jump right into the first bit of news which came yesterday. I believe so Monday. Texas governor Greg. Abbott gave the go-ahead for Texas Motor speedway to host a race Texas Motor speedway president owner. Eddie gossage said they're working hard on getting a concrete date set. Mark Miles also mentioned that they are discussing doubleheader with Nascar so with that being said and the kind of limited bit of information we have to go off on this matt thoughts what you think of a doubleheader at Texas and the idea as a whole I think from a TV in social media standpoint. I think it's actually a really good idea. You know right now. People around America and around the world are thirsting for something to watch sportswise on TV so much so that every soccer fan is like tuned into the Belarussian Premier League basically which nobody cared about three months ago but now it's like one of the most Popular Leagues World. Just because they're actually playing still right now So the idea of doing double header to me would generate a lot of hype and a lot of attention and I think it could be beneficial. More Self indy-car. I'm obviously NASCAR has a bigger following at this moment so Getting some of the NASCAR fans attuned any car would be beneficial for for our side of it and Just as as a whole just be nice to you. See the race again. Obviously you know things have to happen slowly right now. That totally get it. It's just GonNa be nice to come to the day where we get to see racing on. Tv again yeah. I agree from a from not at everything going on in the world. Right now view double header if it. It gets an extra race in there and get things moving. Great I do worry about a double header and the number of people that would be at the racetrack when whenever it happens. Especially if it's early June but I'm not against doubleheaders at all. I think Texas would be a really cool place to do it but iming wise. I don't know if if they're saying June like they're like the governor was kind of intending. That's that's a lot of people to put in in one race track even if you do it without fans and let's say nobody's allowed to to pit stop so it's just a sprint race for each series. I don't know it's still a lot of people. Yeah and that could go off on a tangent about kind of the political side of. What's happening right now is just. It's just a tough situation that we're all in. It's it's really tough to determine like when it's going to be okay so it's just something that we're just gonNa keep our eyes on and at this present moment of having double header with fans. There is the best ideas. That's kind of where I tried to focus my answer on the social media and TV side of how there'd be a lot of hype but yeah it'll be interesting to see what they decide. Based on the recommendations of the officials who have prior knowledge to everything in have been studying. What's been happening around the world? Yeah I I definitely agree with you. I think you are one hundred percent correct and don't get used to me saying that but yeah I I if it happens I definitely would be interested. Obviously everything I said before stands but we will move onto a quick fan question from Brian Berg which came in on twitter at some point last week. Brian wants to know. Do you think Roger. Penske has a minimum amount of races. That need to be run for the two thousand twenty season. First off Brian We got your question last week. Goes Toy my fault that we didn't get to it so blame me? Don't blame microdots was telling me but thank you for your question. I don't believe we're going to have a set number of races that Roger Wants to get to if we look at the history of Indycar. I believe other than the IRO season. Whether it's three races while transitioned from the split I think the lowest number we've had is nine so I don't know if based on precedent if that has anything to do with it but you know there's certain venues that are gonNA host and there's certain venues based on policies government and whatnot that physically can't host. They've been saying in California that Los Angeles may not host anything for the rest of the year. So that would obviously impact you know maybe a Laguna Seca F. It becomes a state wide thing. So it's tough to tell. I not sure they're going to have a set number. I think they're just GONNA try to fit in the races that they can fit in based on everything. That's happening. Yeah I think precedent is kind of tough to look at Yariel. Irl Merger was definitely a unique situation with only three races. I would guess somewhere in the eight to ten range would probably be rogers hopeful ideal if this Kobe. Nineteen stretches to the summer or early fall. They can squeeze in eight to ten races somewhere. But that's a total guests and Brian. Thanks for the question getting it in last week. We don't we don't have to blame at. It's all positively this week. What I know it's weird. Just wait until it gets my xbox race last night moving on we're going to recap the I'll end a. You said you never agree with me. What kind of sauces at restaurants do you like? Was IT Kane Sauce? I actually have agreed with you twice this week. I must something must be wrong. Yeah there was a twitter. Poll thing on pick three of these nine sauces and a seven and the sauces were trash and chick-fil-a sauce and raising cane's sauce and I said those are the only two that matter. Mike agreed with me. Just thought I'd get that out there because obviously something is wrong with Mike at the moment but moving on the indycar racing challenge was at twin ring. Moteki this weekend. I'm totally blanking on. Who finished third but I know Simon Pageant. Oh finish first and Scott. Dixon finished second. I believe the willpower finish third. I think he's still okay at the podium. He's so good at it crazy. Just like an eye racing legend at this point now a good race Mike. What were your general thoughts? Seen any cars that multi. Well it was definitely out of the. What was this the fourth race? Probably the most complete race. There wasn't a crazy pile up before the start finish line and there wasn't a whole lot of silliness outside of Oliver ask. You stuffing it down low. And and wrecking the Penske one-two-three finish but nonetheless it's just naira Just a game so glad to see. It's definitely a learning experience for him but all in all it was a pretty enjoyable hour and fifteen minutes or however long it was I. I enjoyed sitting down to watch it. Yeah it's better that ask you doing these things now instead of later on when it's actually happening in real life so I'm going to see a rookie macomb. St Now's the time. And then yeah. I was super cool to see Robert. Wickens get the poll was heckled by and pretty incredible before we recap our predictions Just wanted to give a shout out to the rooted road to indy racing. Series on which Eduardo. Kello won his round the the round at the road. Indy race For those don't know that's the son of Rubens. Barrichello who is in F two thousand? I believe so. Hopefully he makes any car one day. 'cause that is quite the get to get remains. Barrichello's son so good for him Recap our predictions. And since I'm reading them. I declared the winner. I got last. I had Alex Polo. Finish Twenty second doubt about that. Went on a ledge failed but I still like Alex. Jess's picked conor Daly. Who finished eleventh? And Mike Pick Sage Karam. Who finished seventh and suspense? Mike had the boring generic. Of course he went with the best driver in. I racing history. Answer I'm GonNa go ahead and Claire Jessica winner. Because she also went out on a ledge and she also went on alleged an pick to the guy with the best twitch stream and he finished eleventh which is respectable. Since there's like thirty seven cars and that's basically like you picking Scott Dixon every week because I think you fit carom what two out of the four aces. Yes twice lame. Listen my defense. Not that I knew it when we recorded last week but he did qualify last. That's true but you didn't know that at the time right. I said that lame. I know I listen. I understand your logic. I knew you were going to do. This is well. I'm that's why I'm I'm less prized this week than last week because only expected you to go this route. You set the dangerous precedent by PICKING JUSTICES WICCANS pick over my Rosenquist Peck. Even though Rosenquist you started this war. Okay Fair I will leave it at that so she had to jess for quote unquote winning. Even though I have no authority to say so next up is circuit of the Americas super cool. Actually today Tuesday. It was actually announced that landowners has been invited to the grid for the race. Now obviously a lot can happen between now and Saturday but since it's an internet based racing series were hoping that we see Landau north. Come to the full based on that so fingers crossed. Mike did something illegal which was bothered just on her day off and got the prediction that is going to pick Scott Dixon. She she when she texted me. She said and when you predictions. I'm giving I'm predicting Scott Dixon will do. Well so dull. Throw me under the bus on this. One Sir No. I think we're GONNA need open investigation on what's number one one. I don't like you anymore. Okay well glad we got that out of the way suggests has Scott Dixon. Mike I need to think about. How do you want to go next? Yes I am going to go with the aforementioned Landau Norris and I have some statistics tobacco up. Big Shoutout to my buddy buddy. Tanner Walk Ins. Who was able to pull the IRA sing numbers here? In one thousand three hundred one road starts in I racing. Landau has five hundred fifty wins. Eight hundred twenty five five hundred fifty eight polls an average finish of seventh and he has led seven thousand four hundred and forty eight laps. So yes this might be the lame or boring pick because he's really good at. Ira Sing but in my defense. He probably hasn't done too much indycar racing. Those statistics are readily available. That's like crazy. If if you have an Irish account they are so and I do not have one anymore. So I reached out to Connor Tanner earlier today to get them for me when I was thinking about my predictions God. He's like fifty percent of the races. Insane I guess it depends on like. Was he racing like two people at a time? I don't know yeah I'm kind of stumped I'm GonNa pick I think I'M GONNA go with Robert Wickens because he's actually been pretty impressive so far since he's come back so China wickens hope you do. Well bring me victory so I can. Tom Like mega like a dominating victory. Some I can't take it away from me next week. That's my one wish all right so we're going to give a quick shout out to our erasing that is going on right now. So the xbox league just got the race that everybody wants to get out of the way done with and that's Monaco shadow to My teammate now. 'cause we actually switched to the multiplayer car which means we can customize our liberty and our teams and so. Jake neely is now Maya teammate at Apollo racing and he won that was his second one of the year. I was running second at under the safety car. And fortunately my xbox frozen shut down. Iowa's quite bitter not gonna lie was just minding my own business and second. I definitely didn't have anything for nearly. He was going to win that race unless he made a mistake. So don't WanNa make. It seem like I was GonNa win or anything but I was definitely on my way to second. Yeah just a mechanical failure will say. Yeah and on the playstation side. Last week we had Bawku. I had nothing for David. Lighting most of the first part of the race started catching up in second and then I decided to clobber. The Wall had no front wing and I thought well. Why don't I get real aggressive? Now that I have no front wing and ended my race so really mainly user error there. I did kind of get caught up with some of the traffic. But that's about ninety eight percent my fault this week a quick shout out to these soon to start grandparents moly which will start Sunday night. So you've still got time to join the League if you're listening to this on Friday or Saturday or Sunday morning. It'll be eight PM Sunday evenings schedules on our instagram and on our twitter somewhere the first races at spa this week a shoutout to Frenchie and to Joe Haines for some schedule ideas but Frenchy and I have done probably about twelve hours of testing in the last week or a week and a half to find a a good schedule and good cars and things like that so it's been a lot of fun testing with him and chatting nightly about racing car setups and whatnot. So that'll be Sunday nights at eight PM. Each and every week quick team pit lane shoutouts this week shot us go to a Michelle Mark Van Niekerk and Colin Taylor and also thank you to everybody who continues to listen weekend and week out while you are sitting at home. Your support means a lot to us all right now so with that. Mattis time for the facts game since we probably need to come up with a better name than the facts game but I'm going to give you three facts about a driver. Who has raced in indy car in the past five years? And you're going to guess who it is. So he made his debut with a J foyt. He grew up in Ohio and he starred in an opera in Indianapolis in November Twenty Nineteen Zach. Each you would be correct. He starred in Elixir of love. A comic opera in November of two thousand nineteen says wikipedia. He also has a Ford Transit van. This called the toastmasters twenty five hundred. Yes for those who actually custom custom build. They did on. It's for his girlfriend to drive around and hike and Monroe Claims Lonzo. Zach Cool Dude. Yeah Super Cool. He also teamed up with the Jonas Justice. There's just a random fact now I just. I saw this in on when I was doing my research about a minute before we started recording. He also teamed up with the Jonas Brothers Jordin sparks to get people to stop texting while they were driving and released an anti texting. App called your text back in two thousand ten when he was like. Eleven years old probably. Yeah he I remember. That was a big national campaign. So yeah he's done a lot. Good man could do so with that. We will wrap this week up with our well normally three stars of the Week. I guess this week. It's two stars of the week because I did not bother just for one of these so I'm going to start out here. I know this one is probably going to laugh a little bit at the subject here but Sebastian Vital said Formula. One teams must look out for each other during the Kobe. Nineteen crisis to make sure every outfit is able to come through the pandemic and race on. I appreciate anybody right now. Who's like we have to do? Some things for the betterment of the sports teams to survive especially with our pals in Williams racing seemingly really struggling right now so. I appreciate Sebastian. Kinda speaking up for the betterment of A everything's a little scary right now so props to Sebastian. For the positivity can be negative really quick. That's fine okay. He has allowed it. It comes on the back of his team. Ferrari who are talking about cutting costs for next year and the capping. How many how much a team can spend their boss came out and said well can we tweak that to make different by team basically like he's just asking. Hey can we spend more money than everybody else still like like? Are you like missing the point of this whole thing? Yeah I can't lie. There's been a lot of positivity in motor sports in automotive stuff that we've mentioned at the end of every show for the last handful of weeks but this whole cost cap thing and Ferrari whatever his name is Mr Ferrari coming out and talking a Mr Ferrari but is really. You're just like what no just please stop. Yeah you're a good to speak publicly uses platform for goods. That's good for him even though I do have my differences with him. He's that's that's good on him for sure mine actually comes from a conversation actually just had like a couple of hours ago with a team. Piddly memory Christian didn't Eski. This is a shoutout to everybody in our East Sports Leagues as specifically for me since I have the personal touch with the xbox side of it just to shout to all of our xbox members are PL P G P league been a tough couple of weeks for everybody Christian Colin Jake and I we tossed on the idea of doing a league about two years ago and we just never could find the time so much in the world's going on with our lives workwise and socialize and whatnot. And you know during this time. Obviously we have a lot of extra time on our hands so he got together and did this league in the first race. We had six people last night. We had eighteen. So we actually have. One spotlight on absentees one spy laugh so the fact that has come a long ways in just six weeks and it us a good way to socialize with people and to get our competitive side. Because there's not a whole lot we can do right now outside of our homes so just a quick shots everybody. That's but joined R E sports league. You know it's been a lot of fun for us. And we hope to continue to grow. And once this is all over in the pandemic sober to keep thriving and to keep it going just because now that we've built it. It's been a lot of fun. And hopefully we can keep the momentum going so thanks to. Everybody keeps racing with us. It's been a lot of fun and we hope to keep on racing for for weeks and weeks and months maybe years. Yeah the League's been a lot of fun. Even just to chat with the xbox people even. I don't have an xbox a shoutout to Jake neely for winning again. I hope he beats you again this week. Your ex Montreal. I'm a little hopeful. But who knows who knows. Yeah crazier things have happened. But go jake on that note guys. Thank you for listening. Stay safe this week. Enjoy the various. I racing events that are going on with Indycar and Saturday Nascar on Sunday. But I don't think there's an info on this week I think it's it's on hold till next week so with that guys. 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ITD: All-Star Opinions, NASCAR Heads to Texas

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59:26 min | 8 months ago

ITD: All-Star Opinions, NASCAR Heads to Texas

"Dark. Green then five focus like hell. Don't do anything. AM welcome everyone to end the draft with Wilson and was I'm Wilson here in Sunny Southern California. Meanwhile right across from me at our beautiful studio of the Dakotas version two point zero it is, will Mr Scotty Wa. What's going on there was. Just hanging out doing the doing the thing joining the summer and the storms that I I've noticed. There's a lot more storms here. In this in this world because no one's going out we. Storms don't know what to do, we. We don't have those things here with heat, but no storms. And even get a chance last week. dimension that we were headed into a weekend where they were forecasting was going to be one twenty one and it was, and it was. This week we got a little bit of a reprieve this weekend like one hundred fourteen hundred fifteen, so we're. We're doing good there, right? But there's GonNa be any rain, because the water just all evaporates and the nothing right away. And Crap stuff to two races to talk about. And only not really exciting either of them no now really exciting for you like the end. Yeah, they both ended. Yeah, they both pretty much ended the same way with exciting ish finishes although I will say Kentucky. When it comes to the exciting finish department far far outweighed the All star race at Bristol, which doesn't even make sense because he awesome frigging Bristol. So I guess yeah, we should probably start there because that really to me the way I. Don't think anybody knew the races at Bristol. 'cause. My Buddy still thought it was a charlotte. cheesy watching the damn race. It looked like a frigging Charlotte race yeah. But I'm glad I missed it. Yeah, we'll talk more about it in the second, but let's Koster winning this race man Kentucky, so it was alright so definitely there was a highlight reel at the end, but that was the culmination of like two and a half hours of boring. You know it was two and a half hours or three hours, or whatever just a regular old intermediate track race just. Finish Aman Cole. CUSTER was back there in like I guess. What was the second row? Give a big push for the second and third row, thorough and Then, when everybody started scrapping with each other, and they started scrapping pretty good, then here comes around the frigging outside three wide the win the thing it was probably the first time is for some in a while where you know on the final lap of race or headed into the final two laps here. Where I was like Alex stood up out of my chair, and I'm like watching the TV say holy crap. Is He gonNA, pass them, and he did so I mean even though the race itself was a dud. That ending I think more than made up for it I think it did. I think so just in terms of a guy. You know the circumstances behind a guy getting his first win in dramatic fashion, Ryan Blaney, running over a drain, and then running into Kevin Harvick sack, wishing him back, giving a tire rub their. Overall, though was a I, it was plus race I think even with the ending really. Give it like a be because of the? That's just. Because, of the ending, because other than that, it was just a follow the leader kind of game. It really was I mean it was nothing until literally the last the last date, because the only other caution that wasn't competitive or stage was Matt Kenseth going around. by and large I think it was just a a pretty bad boring race I didn't. It didn't spark any kind you except for the last four laps and other than that I. Mean that's it was? It was a D. minus race until the end, and even with the pitch to because there's a little bit pit strategy, but that didn't even really work out. I mean the guys that were up at the front on the final. Restart in Ryan blaming Kevin Harvick. They're the best cars all day long, so pit strategy or not. You still ended up with the best cars up. Up the Front for the restart and there's only track position. You were great. It was only because those guys got together that it opened the door for Co custer, and was all so really only because there were two cars that were head and shoulders above the rest, and those two cars happen to not be able to get a you know. Make a solid move on one another. That's what opened the door for not taking anything away from call it was I mean he was still in position to win did a hell of a job driving around the outside to make it happen. Yeah exactly and I mean and you look at the the race as a whole like. That was a Stewart Haas kind of race. Eric Merola leading one hundred twenty eight laps. like he had a huge day for himself. Glad I picked him. could have been better finish. But Hey, what can you do down but overall I mean it was it was. It was a decent I mean the late restarts definitely definitely helps and it just means that we need to shorten these damn racists. Like we do not need the bore fest that we had for almost three hour, or for for two hours and forty five minutes, and then have exciting last fifty minutes. And and I I should I shouldn't take anything away from Eric. I'm I said that you know Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney where like the the two basketball, there are two best cars at the and and the S era. Also had very car in the race. I. It was it was good. It was a good time for for those cars and time for the guys, a lot of good finishes at the end. So. Yeah, and the ratings not bad I mean for Kentucky Race I. Mean Let's face. The people are like Oh man, okay awake. Kentucky's uses weekend but it was on f s one, and so that makes that two point five eight million number, not too bad, because remember on F s one year only expecting between like say maybe two two and a half million so two point five eight. Eight million up twenty five percent from last year, which was right at that two million figure and that was a Saturday night race to and you know I don't know. I'd have to go back and look to see because Sarah Racist typically don't do as well as Sunday races I. Don't know, thank. I can't remember them doing as well and that's not necessarily unless it's on the main. You're not going to get as much so but still good ratings. Ratings! And then Mooring Ashtrays, absolutely yeah, yeah, exactly and for Co custard. Win It i. mean that was huge. You know I think there's a lot of allegation this year when you look at the young and rookie drivers, you've got Christopher Bell. You've got Kuku Tyler rettig. All three of those guys in the top ten in this race co custer. He's in the play offs already and Tyler Radic, even if he doesn't win a race, you may be able to even point his way in the way. He's been racing. He's seventeenth points right now. I mean he's having a hell of a year and you gotta figure. He's GonNa break for sooner or later. Given the circumstances and has. Continually getting better as the season goes on. which is what you want to see out of a rookie especially during the weird pause that we had here so it's good to see this rookie classes actually doing well. All things considered when we thought. Maybe here and there, but we've got some gems here. Not even the speak about John Hundred Nima check Su who had a a a bad rip towards the end, but he's been running super well and then front row. motorsports go some time some airtime. They usually don't get on Sunday because of John New check running well, and then they fade it of course as they are want to do front row motorsports right, but but still even without you know even with him being hampered by a car. That's not a top level car. He's doing. I think very well in his first time out, and then these other through was so weird because. We didn't come into the season as all. This is going to be a huge rookie class Hugh de Class, but I mean these guys are racing really well I mean custer in read. It could be in Christopher Bell, is really just bad luck. I mean he's had good finishes, but he's also had a couple of bad luck, races or else he would be inside the top twenty points right now, too, and it's so weird that like the first time that we don't have a class of rookies. Where everybody's like. Oh, my God. All these guys are gonNA, be awesome. Actually. We're pretty damn good. Yeah, I think they're low key getting a Lotta respect out there now. And so I guess said Coca. Go ahead and it's coming from teams that you don't or from teams. You don't necessarily right. Think of ours yard hasn't turned out a Lotta guys how they fired their last one. WHO ELSE I mean! John Hunter a super super small team in accordance. The forty one hasn't hasn't been terrible, but it hasn't been as good as it was. macropoulos was in there and. Bell with Levine family racing, I mean exactly, but although you know Levine family racing, it's going to be a shame when they shut down. I know yeah, because they gotta driver is doing really good. They were they were some lucky last year. With Magda abandoned Eto that he you know kind of broke out of his shell. Talk about him in a second, but then the the Christopher Bell instead anything and To Go, but yeah, he's making a car. Look legit. Yeah, no, it's really good, and it's really sad. They're not yeah, exactly so all three of those guys customer I Christopher Bell Seven Levine car. He's twenty third in the points right now, Tyler Tent. He's seventeenth in points, and then in between all of that Mattie Benedetto third in this race his second top. Top Ten in the last three races. He did have a second back in Vegas. He's twelfth. He's twelfth in the poetry these comfortably inside the cut line right now. And then he won one of the stages in the All star race to I, mean he is like gaining confidence by the race, and it's really weird to see it. Take that long for you I mean he's. Driving with much more confidence as Alex Bowman that came from you know a similarly poopie situation. Yeah, and I mean I think it's. It's also speaks to what the wood brothers giving them to the revitalization that that teams had since Ryan Blaney was in that faction and the support. They're getting from Ford and from a little bit from penske like the amount of good that they're doing with that. That that car in that shop now is is amazing. Turn around there from a team that in twenty eleven for a little bit until Blaney hit the scene, so I would say probably about twenty fourteen twenty fifteen ish, running select select seasons there select races, so they're running six races tops, and then now they're running every weekend and now with the Benedetto. They're contending a lot more to. His just looking at his stats. His average finish went from twenty, seven, two thousand eighteen now that does have to be taken with a grain of salt. Because he was racing for you know for Archie Saint Hillary there in the thirty two car, but he goes from twenty seven to eighteen point three. In the Lavar the the Levine car last year, and then fourteen point five in seventy. We're halfway through the damn season almost. And these were only ten ten less than ten races away from the the playoff. Yeah, yeah, and I would also like to point out by the way. We definitely need to point this out because obviously Neil de burritos. Doing far better than ever hasn't his entire career looking at last season. Daytona! He Finished Twentieth Gay Atlanta he finished twenty? Las Vegas Twenty First Phoenix, twenty eighth. He hadn't had a single finish inside the top twenty, then Matthew Benedetto. Comes on this show. Since then. He's gotten those numbers that we were just talking about average numbers. He finished eighteenth Fontana immediately after he was on the show, then twentieth twenty six twelfth, and then he had a little bit of rough patch, but then he came back and started scoring top tents in in that ninety five car, and has been a good ever since I would definitely stand by the statistics showing that coming on this show was the turning point in Mattia Benedetto's entire career. I will put those a question to you, yeah! So the question very. We sent an email, twos, publicist, or we should. Hey, yeah, should let's get met met Benedetto show it because I mean that could take him up to like top ten. My question is, does he remember? WHO The hell? You're, no, not at all, okay. I hope not because if he dies. But. If he did come on I would remind him of that. What we should do, you should play the interview for. because. He won't believe me otherwise exactly. What you should do. Is is a is for the in the draft radio, network We have a segment. Called the drive through with Matt D. Burrito, yes, in every week comes on every week. He comes on checks in. Five minutes does a quick hit and he's gone. That'd be awesome, because not only would we could. We could probably double our listenership for the fact that we would then need to Jimmy Johnson's. Me To coach the cowboys Oh. That's right we get. We get that Jimmy. Hell we're good shape. Man is great. We did a case. It out. You should run the publicity department for all of NASCAR. It's right. I have ideas. By the way. I'll talk to you. Talk to that in a second. Yeah so let's talk about the star race. I was shocked and dismayed. I was I was excited man. I was I got all the rest of the work that had to get done because the race was pretty early on the west coast. Got Everything I need the get done out of the way like I'm I'm sitting there ready to go for the All star race I'm so excited for it. And the damn thing was a bust. It was an absolute. It looked like it might as well been in Charlotte because it looked like an intermediate track race. Any always telling you on the email I don't know what it was. I don't know if they if they put too much sticky crap up in the top lane, and because of that, you really work the track enough because the toppling was definitely the preferred lame. but you guys couldn't make progress on guys. And it was all about track position with very few exceptions and Chase Elliott was one of those exceptions. He was one of the few cars, CAPAC- people you know pretty much the entire night, but there weren't many cars at all. That could really make progress on the field the entire night and you were just there. You know if you started like twelfth, Fifteenth. Now well, that's where you were going to be at the end of that run. You know and guys tried to do a little pit strategy at the end, but the problem there is that at that point you're into the thirty five and fifteen laps segments as other the guys up front. They aren't moving because they know. The track position is everything, so you're only play if you're Jimmy, Johnson or you know one of those drivers at the back coming to get tires clip. Boyer was in that same situation. Come in and get tires and then try and hope that that makes a difference, but. Track was way too important and so it turned into a snooze fest, the only driver. That made it even remotely interesting was called Bush at the very end. He was not a factor. The entire night and Dami drove the wheels off that car triumph, but it just. By that and it took him long enough to get into that spot to start to chase down, chase the chase. Had this comfortable buffer and there's nothing you can do about. It was just over at that point. I like the amount of time as you said Chase Chase. Down Chase and chase chase to chase. yeah, I I was doing stuff I didn't see it, but looking at the highlights afterwards. It was Yeah, it seemed like boring boring rates, and then then the gimmicks boy. Those gimmicks were. They were something even they were even the open wasn't was kind of attract position race. The only exception to that rule is met. The BENEDETTO got a great jump on the final restart of the race, and that's what propelled him into the next round, so Merlo, Byron and the show when the segments a boyer. You're fan, vote winner and I feel bad because I I got destroyed it Kentucky. You destroy me on the picks in Kentucky. And then. I. Don't think you probably beat me as well on the All Star radio. Seventh with Logano and I had tenth with Mardi Oh, okay oriented knew that the number of those guys are really factor, but I can remember where they finished, but I feel bad. That I got the fan vote They get the fan vote point because 'cause I only took Clint Boyer because you would take him, Bubba. BUBBA gets compounded into the wall. Just got flat wrecked, and I know people bitching on the Internet because that's what people do in the, but he Scott flat wreck man. And you're, you're bristle. You'RE GONNA. Lay a bumper to somebody especially in this environment now. At that point the race it was still very early in the open, so we didn't know until we saw the entire night that you couldn't pass just so hard to pass and so then when you rewind it and watch it in context. It's Bubba Pubudu was put a bumper on a guy and this the only way that you could really pass in you chase Elliott and so you can't blame him for for doing that in the All star racer in the open. You're trying to make the ALLSTON. then. He's got flat wrecked after that so. It is I. don't even know what the ratings were for that for that race. Haven't come out yet. I haven't seen because it was Wednesday. They will come out until tomorrow. but but yeah, but we have these things. And there was choose roll their paint schemes, and the glow lights I'll kick off chooser take the lead on the paint scheme glow lights but with the choose role I mean. I don't know I would love to see it. At? ATTRAC-, where it's far more important, I would love to see at an intermediate track now I say that knowing full well. That had just said that it was a toppling. You know race in Bristol, and that was it and that that choose role did help chase Elliott at one point and the weird part is that? I don't think that Fox really prepared for the strategy behind it. Other than to tell you you know, explain it other than to tell you what was going to happen. Because as guys were choosing, they weren't really pointing it out so much. and I think they could've made a bigger deal of that. You know how the strategy worked until, but I don't think we will see some. We would see any real strategy from that until you get to an intermediate track where that kind of decision can make or break guys. Were Bristle is just racist, too short and Bristol typically has too many lines to choose from when they put the crap. Top for I think the drivers really gotten into that so much strategy. Wise so I would like to see that again. I really would like to see that again. but but you. It doesn't matter how much. You saw the paint schemes and you saw the glow lights. What did you think and I hope you do appreciate the way glow lights. Yes, I did. FANTASTIC GONNA ask about. The paint scheme was very. underwhelming. I don't think it had the intended target of getting more ad space because unless you isolated Italy. Cam Ice, Oh cam the cars. It didn't make that much of a day. It was hard to see the sponsor and it's hard to see him agree and I figured out what they look like with the with the number that far back. Dodge Vipers. Every car looks like a Dodge Viper, because it's got the long front along gates the front of the car it does. You're absolutely right, so all cars look like. I just didn't. It just looked super off to me I? Didn't I understand why? I don't understand if they should do it again like I. Don't think that this should be like. There are some people obviously on the hype train of NASCAR because they get paid by NASCAR but at the same time. It's like this is something that should not be put into. Play overall because I. Don't think it makes much of a difference I. Don't think it does either I. Mean because you're taking away some real estate that could be like we talking about names like that. You're taking away some real estate that could be carried over, and I'm looking at like a video replay right now of part of the race and not in all cases because like the McDonald's scheme. They still had quarter panel sponsor, but in the in the case of like discount tire direct or the Pennzoil car which Lugano. By putting by putting that logo in the door and moving the number back, it took away real estate from the quarter panels by the rear quarter panel sponsor, and there were a quarter panel sponsors up much higher, an angled toward the audience and the cameras. Watching again. The gloves same thing loves would typically be written on that quarter panel exalted would typically be written on that quarter panel, but there wasn't enough room because that would infringe on the numbers, then so I think net gain zero or less, because it's easier to see Fedex up high on the eleven car, and it's not go look at a picture. I mean I'm looking NASCAR DOT com right now so I see a picture of Denny. like last year Texas and you can read even the little tiny picture. You can read Fedex up on the up on the recorder, but you look at the video of him in the All star race, and because it's down lower on the door unless they do a super tight close up. You can't really read Fedex down there so much. Now I think I think the net gain is zero about. Yeah, we have ratings though we do. We do have ratings just came out three minutes ago from Adam Stern of course. Okay, F S run had a two point. Oh seven six million viewers for last night's Cup Race all-star race at Bristol down from two point four four eight last year, which was run on a Saturday night in May at Charlotte, the open, earn one point five, one, six million up from one point, two one million last year, won the night for sports networks did. You know for a Wednesday. Those numbers are. Decent they're okay. They're in there. I think that's why it was down from the satirizing said too, because it was Wednesday. Still to two million on nothing race. Second Tier, Network Yeah Fan. That's Ballpark. It's Ballpark for them Losada Losada Ballpark, but I am not surprised because it was a Wednesday. And we had fan twenty. Five K in the seats and we add exactly what we've seen from those Wednesday racer, those mid mid graces, and they just haven't been able to to drive the numbers Yeah, what do you think you know he the thing with the fans was weird man. There were a lot I mean they said there was twenty between twenty and thirty I believe that there was a full thirty there because there's a lot of people in those stands right They were spaced out while they were sitting the three things three things that stood out to me number one There was no mask role while you're sitting down. So now it's outside. It's outside of a said helps. They specifically said you don't have to wear a mask while you're sitting at your sleep number one number two. No there were temperature checks for anybody who had a sweet so the rich people they were kids. They were monitoring as they came in for just your rank and file. Poor people like us. Come on in. We don't care you got. You Paul you how? Bad for that. The reason for that is because they're in close quarters. I guess they're closed in there, but somebody could be like Yakima up along in the bathroom, and they walk right back out. Nobody nobody who screening them at all coming in your doors. And then the third thing is the second, the second like chase. Elliott got that Lee built that lead, and then you know The eighteen was was. Taking back a little bit clock, a little bit of space, and then that he kind of reached that wall where he couldn't get any closer, and then the I thought was okay. Chases GonNa win. The second thing I thought was crap chases gonNA. Win this and like everybody's GonNa crowd up along the fence, and like kill each other, and that's kind of what happened. There was pretty good crowd like jammed up against each other in the defense. Nobody wearing masks. Neo never been screened now. They're hacking up a lung on each other and somebody's GonNa die. That's all I was thinking. Better than. and. It's in Tennessee where things are going Helena handbasket to well as though they just canceled the the UN game, though supposed to be down there against Penn state I, bet they did but Nascar no, no, no! Texas, this weekend, and it'll be fun on. The way we I didn't mention the glow lights terrible Oh. That's right. We missed the lights. Me and what a letdown that was. And and as I emailed you and I, did not put it in the notes. you know what we saw when we initially talked about this? When I started getting a little bit, actually I was starting to buy into a little bit because of the the Kevin. Harvick because the Kurt Busch car in Nashville. Where the wheel wells the bottom everything was lit up. And, that's what Fox thought. It was gonna be because they had like their. Larry Maher could away car the virtual car and they wanted to like be part of the stick right so his virtual car headlights all the way around it, and then they put a picture of the cars. The track tracks like what the Hell is this? I got gypped. Elliott, where's the rest of the paid for lights? All the crossbar of the car and I got a little like thing in the trunk like a flashlight in the trunk. It was. Funny Story. So I was driving. Here we go this journey. Have Glow like snap. No, even better, so I was driving jen to work and then I saw as we were at a stop light waiting, waiting for it to change. Obviously, don't run red lights gets. the car a car making the turn. from the perpendicular to where we were going straight ahead had had the spoiler. had the lights underneath. Like, this is what the author race should have looked. I the lights all the way around if you're. GonNa do it man. Yeah, do it. Yeah I mean it's one of those Dang things. Yeah, that was a Bummer, and it was also a bummer that they decided they were gonNA, make into a manufacturer thing, and so it was like blue lights for Ford and yellow. Lights for Chevy Red Lights for Toyota I wanted the the lights to go all the way around and be matched the paint scheme of the Card Li- like the monster car. We saw last year Nashville with the green lights on the Monster Scheme May. It's not hard to most most of these cars have primary colors. Yeah, exactly so just match it off. You Go. the only The only paint scheme that I thought worked with the layout was the the schema tip of the cap to the eighteen crew because sending did a good job with that car I thought, but everything else just looked tacked on, but that will look like. At least they thought about hail. It's designed to Kinda makes sense with the number sitting where it is on the car. Absolutely? Oh, they don't keep them that. Neither it's NASCAR, so you know they will. Be Okay I will be okay with them. Keeping the blow lights if it meant that they were on the road to putting them all the way around the bottom of the car for night races just for night races. Right exactly yeah. I I. Guess Maybe they look like a video game. I don't even know man even that like so weird. Just had the floating heads again that NBC had back in. Two thousand s heads floating over the cars were awesome. Good time all right, so so stopping the some news here. and it wouldn't be a week in Nascar of late if there wasn't at least a little bit of controversy, and this one I think is kind of well. I haven't heard anything about it since the report came out, but that doesn't mean it's off the table usually when rumors come out nascar about stuff like this that it's like step away from actually happening this one NASCAR considering. Banning political sponsors across the board. at the weird part about this, and I can't remember who report of is Adams Sterner somebody else, but the weird part about this is what NASCAR is considering. A political sponsorship. And, so there were three examples given as to know things that NASCAR would. Were were speculating would be affected by ban like this number, one would be that trump pence car that we saw. was that go was go fast car, Co. Finesse and that obviously wasn't in the All star weekend, but I don't know if they're going to keep doing that or not. That will was one neighbor and they were in the open, weren't they? Were they? Oh Hell yeah they were, they finished ninth. With that being said okay, all right. Yeah, so you have that one then they also referenced the Black Lives Matter Car that bubba Wallace ran in the back to blue car that I. Don't know who did that. When you send another, go fast. It was Mike, harmon racing car racing, so the weird part about that is that of that trio. I think only one of those is actually a political thing. Yeah well. You could argue the you can argue. Blue lives matters is political. Black Black lives matter the back to blue. Sorry, back the blue. gas because government funding I guess yeah. I think that that's the big thing is that people want the government funding of police to be funded and put into other programs, not taking away everything from the cops, not following the cops Away the fact that they have tanks and rank. You're better than the US army. A data stuff's not. I'm sorry. I don't know those old people at the Walgreens I was at yesterday where liberal suspicious. Outside. Very upset. Bring out the tanks. Confused, I mean the thing is is that? Sports is politics anybody who said sports is in politics is is lying to themselves because every time there's an anthem. Politics just like every time. There's an invocation religion true true it's it's something where it's like in every sport like the fact that they do the saluting the soldiers I mean is a good causes, but it's also can be contrived as political as well. because it's government, it's nationally government funded federal government funded. I. Don't think you should have a presidential candidate or anybody running for office unless they are the driving the damn car themselves. On the car because that also makes you wonder you get into things about equal time in terms of of a trump car, you know equal time given to possibly abiding car right And I think it just it stirs the pot and gives the PR the publicity you don't want. In a sport if you have something like that, yeah, especially right now and you know i. get it because you know the NASCAR. Fan Base is going to definitely historically. has been far more Republican than Democrat or I guess maybe not necessarily but far more conservative than liberal. Put it that way. But. If, you put if you packed. You Know Stadium at Bristol. Full of one hundred forty four thousand people not all of those hundred forty four thousand people are gonNA, vote for one candidate over the other. No matter what the predisposition of the you know, the fan base typically is you're not going to be a one in one hundred percent agreement, which means by putting a car like that on the track for one candidate, or another does matter which one. That you're running the risk of the sport associating itself with candidate in that means you're also running the risk of alienating part of your fan base in the one thing Nascar can't can't afford to do right now is alienate anymore. Their Goddamn fan base because they didn't have a huge fan base coming into the season last season or the season before that the to start with and so I think that it's a safe move to say listen. We're just GONNA. Know Political Ads across the board. I mean we can let them argue it out about something like be a lamb or back to blue I don't think that they're gonna get too many protests from the drivers where the teams in that regard because I would think that if Richard, petty racing Bob Wallace all right. We can't do it. Anymore, but the paying the bills, so we're willing to give that up. If it also means that you know the voice for the other side in this case, which would have been a trump pence car also is going to be on track to pretty pretty good off for petty to make where may not be that good vitro forgo fast because they're losing money in the deal, and it's not like black lives matters human rights movement I know. I know that you know that, but now say. A lot of people don't think that way to you know for whatever man well, obviously, because it's, it turns political right because you know the the possible. Allegedly, the the president of the United States of America's a racist allegedly allegedly s we we will. Racist allegedly. Allegedly some of them have weird thrush back between nineteen, thirty, nine, forty, five Germany allegedly allegedly allegedly now if nascar were to where to institute this rule. Do you think it's a move by them? To just kind of like? Remove themselves from the freight guests remove themselves from the like never ending never ending always churning cycle of controversy in the in the news media, and they're just kind of like. You know just blindly single case, forget it. We don't want to be associated with it or. Do you think that it was motivated by the fact that they're taking flack from the president. force you know for their own drivers for their own decisions, and they're kind of like you know what? Stay out of it. If you we won't let your car. Your car be sponsored here. If you're going to like, pull that kind of crap and criticises. I think it's a point where. In a sponsor driven sport like that. You're going to have people who have angles. And it's a situation where you can try to stop the top end, but some people might try to sneak stuff in it I mean these the red the the American flag scheme. You have to be like well. Is that political? If, some people don't believe it it. You know if we're if we're getting rid of the confederate flag, should the American flag, and it's like well. No, now you're just complicating. But, no, my freedom though. Well in any in any argument like that that it's inevitably going to get to the point of where are you going to draw the line somewhere? Somewhere is where you're gonNA, draw the line you know and and so so if Nascar is just like very, you know outwardly. Clear about this is exactly where line is then then at least it minimizes the chance of that shadiness, some not all, though not all, but most of it I mean I think it's a good step because I don't think you need to get into political debates, especially amongst young people who have like I mean like I, said like Corey joys probably putting the worst situation because he probably doesn't agree with that stuff and yet he's in. In the middle of it right? Because what's he gonNA do. It's paying for his car. You know right exactly. Yeah? I don't know I don't know what the real motivation behind it for NASCAR is. It was just kind of like you know coincidence that came that that rumor popped up after the tweet, or if it was in response to the tweet, it would be very very clever way on NASCAR's part to just kinda be like A. Silent Fu! Over that whole twitter, rant but because it would be very clever then I don't think that's why NASCAR was. Do is not. have. I don't think that that's what I don't think it was NASCAR's motivation. BECAUSE NASCAR is motivation very very rarely is to be clever about anything or coy about anything. No. You don't think you're GONNA cut off in the end. I I! I think that maybe owners like Richard Childress, and maybe some other ones that that would would stand up for something like that may have silently or not silently, but behind the scenes on NASCAR and been like Hey, what the hell and if enough owners did that non publicly, the Nascar might just like let it led to drop out doing. Yeah, I I think in the end the. I think. Outwardly political like like I, said the candidates that that will. Be. that will be banned I think that that in the end it will be. Do you think that the wait? The wait until the CORIOLIS, Roy ship is over I betcha. They will just just to avoid controversy. Of the season, so you feel ill, announce it next year made. Doesn't matter right. Yeah, I think that's what will happen. I think the weight. Yeah, and then when nobody guarantee their off-season or when nobody shows up with a paint scheme. You know that could be misconstrued. Then they'll be like. Oh, yeah, by the way we're GonNa do this now, and you guys can't do that sponsorship anymore, but you're right at that point. It won't even matter so. It doesn't matter because you're another four year cycle. Yeah I can see Richard childress doing that. He's like, but my an Ra gun right right? Yeah, especially after making tyler take down the tweet. All right speaking of interesting stuff. No I think, we'd different. I think we differ in opinion on this next story. Because Tony Stewart and Ray Everett Ham want to revive the Iraq series. They. Why Not Twenty twenty? It's weird. Enough was fucking days I know exactly I, and this is not a one to. This is like a GonNa Happen, They've come up with the deal with CBS. Because CBS doesn't have any other type of racing that they're going to put together. A series called the SR X. All star series allstars series on SR access I think so yeah, no it's SRA stands for something. I can't remember off. The top was worth racing extreme. Sports Racing Experience Ursula. Worse superstar racing experience superstar things that'd be double A. Stable US, yeah. I can't I can't remember but it, but it does. Stanford something. Well if he does Stanford something you fall for every. But it, but it's irrelevant way. Wha, what are next stamp for this? They WANNA, do they? WanNa do a SPEC car series. Which is what Iraq was? Twelve cars. this is going to combine. Famous drivers all of these drivers will be invited by the series. Famous drivers from multiple racing disciplines. Combine with some talented young short-track rider drivers I said riders didn't drivers sorry about that that get a break otherwise, and they'll run on short tracks. and we're talking about like local style. Short tracks are Abraham was talking about I can't remember I. Thought I wrote it down somewhere, but he was talking about places that that are all like half mile places maybe a couple of thousand people type of thing. It's really more of a TV event than it is getting one hundred thousand people to come out event. Eldora could theoretically be on that list, even though all of the tracks that ever mentioned where pavement tracks. And then to be on CBS prime time Saturday night. And when it comes to how the races will be run, basically, they gave a blank sheet of paper to Reverend. Him and Tony Stewart and said. Do something you think people would enjoy watching. Do something you think racing fans would like. And so far like they're. The ideas are kicking around our full body cars, but not folk body cars that look like cup cars. They're supposed to be quote unquote relatable to fans so a car. That looks like a car that maybe we'll put together in your garage type thing spoiler I dunno spoiler lights. I don't know They also said that they don't want. The Carson necessarily have a brand identity. They just want them to be good looking cars, fung cars. That guys can race then. This is an Alpine so this point. has kind of with you because I know that you don't like the idea of SPEC racing series. But here's where I thought things got interesting because the races would be ninety minutes. That's it hour and a half. No pitstops. You get one halftime break to make adjustments to the car. And then the entire broadcast from start to finish. Two hours in and out so fifty minute pre race ninety minute race fifteen minute post-race. You're done. All the cars are the same. The weird part is that they would have twelve crew chiefs for the twelve cars. And they would all be drawn at random. So the drivers will come in, and they would draw a you know a number for a car, and then they would draw a name for crew chief, and then you go like huddle up for a minute, and then you go get ready to your race. I love the ninety minutes. Thing that's really. A fine I like that. Yeah, that's that's the hook for me like all the rest of. SPEC car series, but ninety minutes, and at least half the field, if not more big name drivers. Small. Small field shirt race short trag like that for me. kind of tips scale a little bit. It doesn't for you. Know because the. Is Vince McMahon part I know it does satellite that does. Is it do? They should be the Xsara excess arc like? This is the weirdest thing ever seen in my life. I like you said time constraints perfect. Yeah, SPEC racing. Is What it did. Do. You think people care that much now. I don't think there was a tear. Don't think there's an outcry for Iraq. No, no! No Way Outcry this series at all no one at all. Tony Stewart. What. You money putting together. That's what the What. I met was. Do you think people would care if there's twelve cars out there and Tony Stewart's and one of them and Jimmy Johnson's in Juan and you know Jeff Gordon or someone so guys. You know their names. Do you care at that point? If the car is a branded and you care at that point if that car is identically set up to the car, that's right next to it. If you care that much once the racing start I think gets more I think. People often I'm in the same in the same mindset to I think it turns more people off the idea that the cars are the same rather than what's the racing starts. The is actually being the same I. Don't think anyone cares in general about it. Superman I, don't think I don't I. Don't think like I said I. Don't think there's an outcry for type of racing series like this. It's a superstar racing. Experience is what it should be to. That was superstar. They they they think that Superstars Walmart. Use could be. It could be exposed, but anyway I I mean I. Don't think people care that. There's no whatever just the you know generic Walmart kind of car. It looks like something you could buy it a Honda Dealership Put at the same time I. Just don't think that it's. I don't I don't i. don't like the concept of just like here we are. This is now a racing series. We're putting together they have to have. They said they want to stay away from Brandon brand. Identities I think they have to have a brand identity. You have to because with with the Iraq. Series chevys. I mean they're all shuttle cars right? And you had you have to have something? Because is the money rolling in and I mean. They sold it that way like they literally sold cars that way. Yeah, you have to have a manufacturer backing. I think that they do plus if you WANNA relatable car. That's the only way to make the car. relatable is to have a main factor I have a Mustang licotta Mustang. Have a Camaro. That looks like a Camaro and they could they could do that. They could have cars that are mustangs, Camaros or super that look like those cars go to another, but the good a dodge. Maybe Dodge Dodge. It'd be a great You know challenge charger. You know something. They have ray ever ham there and he's a big guy dodging a nascar i. maybe that's the reason why domination comeback in hold on a minute. Create idea. possess. Journeys. journ sure all journeys I don't know if they even still make those they still make those. Selling Dodge in the world I don't care. But but but think about this. Okay, so here are some of the tracks that they're talking about staffer motor Wayne Connecticut, five flags be win Pensacola Dog. Get Sick and die. new SMYRNA speedway in Florida. They'll get sick and die again Knoxville. Tara. Tara the Terre. Haute Action Track in Indiana Tara host the terror action track in Indiana. All, like half mile places. Here are some of the drivers that they were talking about having come in with I'm sure Tony Stewart. Scott Dixon. Australian guy, but people like I'm Tony, Kahn. I mean if you have been diesel in your race, then you're doing well and Tony Kanaan is than diesel Jimmy Johnson Jeff Gordon one problem on Toyah Paul. Tracy can beat up a guy after the race. Gosh, a race with Tony Stewart Paul Tracy there could be a fistfight and then like some young kids I mean you get like notable drivers? People know their names put him on tiny short tracks. Which is what? Fans say they want. And you put them in cars. Where you know you know that there's you can't have the tinfoil hat crew older cheating were for dodge. Oh, they're cheating for Chevy. All cheating EARNHARDT. No, they all have the same cars. So I don't know you. Put it together in a ninety minute race in a two hour package. And then you know this is like the grand experiment that I mean you could flop could easily easily flop, but if it's successful, it could like be a jabbed and ask her to say you should have been doing this crap all along which we've been talking about for years on this show, not the SPEC cars, but the short tracks and the shorter races. And smaller fields for that matter. That's true. Yeah I. think Overall it will be, it's it's a good base. It but I don't think that I don't know it is a tough sell. You're right. It's tough. It's a tough sell in this economy, and I'd like to throw around in this economy as A. Just a non sequitur everything in my life. But this is. Actually means applicable here. Yeah, sure. You there is a dodge journey scheme. This. Weird Dodge journey paint scheme and I didn't know this kind of looked it up because I was looking at sales for dodge journeys. Dodge journey scheme from two thousand eight Interior Frankie in the chip Ganassi number forty really yes. The car of tomorrow, so it had that stupid. Dario would be a good guy to get to do. Not, only not only did they still make dodge journey today, but in all honesty. It looks exactly the same like you can take your car and put it next to a brand new dodge journey and crying like you could tell that one is a little bit older, but you'd be like. Oh, yeah, they're both the same car totally. I love my journey. I'M NOT GONNA lie. It's it's just it's just under thirty four thousand miles. We've really Holy Crap efforts for twenty twelve. How do you have less miles on my car? A two thousand fifteen, because my dad had it for like for seven years drove two blocks, but I don't go anywhere and my car only had twenty eight thousand miles when a it and now it's got like fifty four, almost fifty fifty four car in two thousand eighteen stand bought that in like the first like the second day at two thousand twelve. I got it with twelve thousand miles on. It Wow, yeah, still driving less than me. I don't understand. It was like five minutes to work and I can't go anywhere else. That's true. You can't go anywhere else. Can go anywhere else anymore. Wow. This but yeah. It still looks exactly the same the journeys. Journeys. Didn't. Do you mean the shoe store journeys? That would be awesome to bed because they saw docks I dig Doc, Smith there you go. All right. an NASCAR, apparently has to remind teams to keep wearing their masks, but hey, you know. They probably looked up in the audience, and the crowd and Tennessee are like well i. mean everything's fine. Take them off now. Well I. Mean Like you look at it, too, is like. The fight between Harrison Burton the what's his nut? Yeah we don't need masks for a fight. Yeah, don't mass for it's fine. A lot of guys post-race. They're not doing mass for their interviews either aren't they? Aren't but they are doing the interviews on like a pole and things like that, too. So literally won't touch them with the Tabatha less. The microphones on Pole, not the actual. Might be. That might be hilarious though Ivy Great. Roxette. Keep them off the poll. Father. Texas is going to be run this weekend There were rumors going around that they were going to decide. Tuesday before the All star race whether they were gonNA cancel the Texas race or not. Eddie gossage was like you. People Are Idiots. There's nothing going nothing to see here. Move along. Let's see if we can fill up the stands everybody. Yeah, let's do this for we're on it. Yeah, so in their state of full on denial, and I say that both literally and figuratively There's no way they were gonNA. Cancel that race, so they are so. Andy Tone. Okay, so we're doing the Daytona road course race couple of weeks away a month away. And they're selling tickets to it right now. So the only place it's worse than Texas is Florida. Have you sell tickets at this point? They're down the rabbit hole anyway so. Who Cares if they make it worse I, guess and why not for them? Though you think they would care, but now they don't But yeah, with the Roku, but it's not like Watkins Watkins Glen. I could and I did make this argument before that a place like Watkins Glen It is far easier. Let people in. Keep them separated than it is a place like Daytona I. Mean I know Daytonas big. It's big stands, but you're still in the stance. You cannot like wander. You can't walk all the way over to the grass over there and sit over there, but. But you can at Watkins Glen so I don't know, but but yeah, they're selling tickets to itself on the DNC how many though I wonder how many people are going to be there this week? In Texas I mean there's a ton of frigging people at Bristol on and I would think that Eddie gossage being Eddie gossage in Texas. Motor speedway, being Texas be be like our capacities eighty-six. Okay, we'll cut back. We'll let Etienne. Yes! I think it's worth it. Totally I think it's worth it just just let it happen to see another intermediate track race with a guy, just like you know taking two tires in the last pit, stop and lean the rest of the way shirts. That's worth the risk. man and the only driver and sponsor news have here's above has got a green car. He's going to have the the cash APP car. For this weekend, so that's pretty cool I guess. Heavy, heavy used cash up. Never have, have you? Yes I've used it a couple of. What do you do with it? It's a it's. It's send money. It's Paixao but for a new generation okay? Crap I use I. Use Fed Mo- mostly well. That's why I've heard of them. Oh! My behind the time should I be on the cash APP cash cash? APP is for the kids. The Kids Oh okay well. Then that's me for damn. Sure a put your bank account and you bitcoin in there. Oh, right on, and then you send all your bitcoin. Apparently you send a thousand dollars in Bitcoin to Obama, he'll send you two thousand dollars in cash back I heard the sector about. W money man, so just start sending him bitcoin. Just start dating your the Bitcoin. Strangely enough art twitter can get hat. Yeah well we're not verifying. Send us a thousand dollars bitcoin work. We're cool with that man exactly. Yeah, There's paint scheme preview by the way now there's no sign that makes me mad because we know there's at least going to be one special scheme. That's it. Get down to it, so there is no Pinski preview, but we're Texas. On. How many cars are there like? Thirty in general. Do Ten here we go eric. He's on the poll. there are forty Fukuda. Winnings including trump in the back once again oh is. Is. You have the Coral Holy I starting thirty sixth in the go faster God. Let's sponsors here. Just drivers and teams on my there's there's the bubble walls doesn't have sponsored nail down near Austin Dillon for this race. Daily Pool Bell Odell has ream. Suarez Timmy Hill. bj McLeod retail. Timmy back wasn't in the Australia's by the way. You gotTa have a car to do that and that's true. Yeah, and they rectal Alma rollerblading on the first row. Second row is the Bush brothers. Both of CAL row Harvick Keselowski fourth row. Hamlin and Elliott's then rounding out the top ten Lugano and Treks Matt Debated, Eto, and Alex Bowman both of course during the top twelve or in the top, told draw good on them. Shout Jimmy Johns just because like the the tinfoil hat. People are like. Oh, they're trying to screw Jimmy, Johnson they might be because addition having missed the race in his draw because he's in the next twelve, he starting twentieth. Well. Good for him and custer nineteenth, despite the fact, he just won the race. And then there's John Whom you check in there. Okay, so I guess we should probably make some picks, don't you think? Indeed last week you Matt Kenseth in the rate in the real race. He's good at the beginning. Yeah, he crashed. And then I had a role a top ten, and then the All star race and I'll tell you and I had direct enough so I will take first outing. Go Fort. You'll take. GimMe the number two bread. Kiss Laos Brag Kiss. Allow ski and let me also look at the starting lineup here again. See is gonNA. Be Up near the front. You're taking kids laskey. you know what give me Miss Texas Texas. We didn't get the racist Charlotte. but he didn't do that. Well, you know. Give me. Give me. Blaney in this one. Okay good. Pick we're. Both going penske? Yeah, yeah, penske, forward good starting spots for both of them. Indeed. Have a cyber so. Sub. Yeah all right. We'll see we get there. and you decide that it's fine, so so if you want to find out who won the race, who on the bet, and if it was any good or if it was just another parade like intermediate track race than make sure you subscribe to the show that we won't miss an episode. 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EPISODE 100 -- MIKE HELTON

The Down and Dirty Show

1:45:24 hr | 8 months ago

EPISODE 100 -- MIKE HELTON

"Hello my name is Rik Houston and welcome to the scene. Volchkov cast your source for all things. NASCAR history presented Bah. Wear maintain excellence. Back home. Your your get me back these five thousand miles, I gotta go and get me back home approach. We'll be back. Again stick is lit up until. And he's spawning. amion forgotten the fighting. In, we ran from the front of the building all way around to the back part of the barshop negatives Jaybird set for our boots. I, remember crafts down looking up, and at this point is like hanthropy of treasure island going overhead. In half to walk and get up in front of. Eight from our. The FBI's person probably implants. Early on I saw the passion. Just wanted to do for the good of the I've worked with a good van. You could go to Richard Childress, but more Larry McClure in different folks and say well. What do you think? The DAY NASCAR and all of us associated any way when that her get it passed as today we have any. Hello I'm Steve Wade and my name is Rik. Houston and welcome to the scene bought podcast presented by Q. Wearing stave. Episode one hundred hour about back. I can't believe it. I honestly and truly can't believe that we got to one hundred episodes. Let's have a parade with Confetti and every. Steve Honestly not that it's been bad working with you or the. We've been at each other, so that's certainly not been the case. No, but episode one hundred. That's two years man I can't believe Rick two years. Like yesterday. Yes, it really does Steve. We have been talking about this on social media and we've been talking about it on the podcast itself this morning I did my three point. Four miles for the Marcus Llamas challenged hopefully to get all the scenes digitized and everything. It was very warm and it was very muggy, even though Steve I started out this morning at six fifty. Six fifty. I was not aware. Six fifty this morning I'm out and I'm starting to get my miles in, and because it was warm, and because it was Muggy, and because it was Monday morning, it just seemed like every step was a struggle. Knock Imagine I. Get back home and one of the first things that I see is a tweet from our friend Kathleen. Macdonald and Steve I just want to share this tweet. And with the morning that I had had. Yeah so here's the message from Kathleen. Eric First of all congrats on one hundred episodes of the podcast, and you are rapidly closing in on your five thousand layup so I think I can speak for all the fans when I. Say you're doing an awesome job were so proud of you and I hope you can hear assault cheering for you as you go lap-by-lap because we're cheering loud. You just keep doing what you're doing. We're very excited. We can't wait to see you. Take the chequered flag and you know we're all GonNa Pile Victory Lane with you to celebrate when that happened, so keep digging my friend. I can't even. I can't even tell you what that meant to me this morning to hear it was a much much needed. Pat On the back. It was an encouragement from Kathleen and Steve Kathleen is herself a cancer survivor. Are Wonderful and here she is telling me that I can do it so Kathleen. Thank you I don't even know what to say after that. Thank you so much that you'll never know what that meant to. But and Steve It is strange to think that what you are doing on the podcast and what I'm doing in my little corner of the world in. North Carolina by getting in the miles. I'm getting it just same strange to me to think that it matters to anybody where it does record. Thank you very. Efficient proof that the fans are behind you and they want you to reach that goal because digitizing seen heck best a great thing for them nasty before we get into the show, I think we really need to send some get well wishes to some folks Jimmy Johnson in his wife, Chandra. Both. Tested positive for the Corona Barris and of course that was big news at Indy for the first time in a long time, the field did not have Jimmy Johnson in it hardly things like a racer that him, but I do wish him well I end his wife so hopefully they get to that in good shape, and then also stave I. Don't know if you watch the race about sure you've seen the clips I'm sure you saying the highlights but Zach Price. who is a tire changer on Ryan blandings car? He was changing the rear tires yesterday he got pinned between Ron's car and Brennan pools in a pileup on pit road early in the race yesterday at Indy. As Dave I don't know about you, but that was some pretty bad flashbacks. Absolutely I saw rick and I was. Tell you what I was scared. Really scared something bad happened, but I saw Zach being taken off in the stretcher. He was smiling. So that was a good indication yet. NBC's camera was right on Ryan's pitstop. And so it CA- just a breathtaking horrified, scary angle of Zach getting hit. I am so thankful. Zack is okay. That could have been very very bad. Yes, it could have been, but. But I'm glad to to. That turned out. Okay Per Zach Steve this week. In our first segment, we have my Kelton and Mike Helton is unplugged in this interview. Hey, Texas through his entire career stave. Hey, started out in the sport at an AM radio station in Bristol Virginia, and that is how the career of one of the most powerful man in the sport of Nascar got started, and the listeners will find out as we did. When we were talking to Mike, he was not handed anything you earn. Now in our second segment. We have the honor of talking to several of our listeners via zoom conference. Call and I wanted to do that for them. Because this podcast would be nothing without them I. You're right about that, Rick. Why do podcast if nobody is out there? And Steve every week. We have confirmation that people are spending time with us again as crazy as that may sound. It is making an impact on people, so it just wouldn't have been right to do our one hundredth episode, and not somehow include the fans. I, agree with the Rick but. When we get the fans on some perky interesting. Yeah, we do and also stay finally this week. We have new Patriot support from Sean Black and increased support from James Gone Up and Josh Ward. So Sean James Josh thank you. You're a part of this journey. You're a big part of this journey for helping us be able to do what we do. You've done it for a hundred episodes now and we're not quit anytime soon, so there's no telling what's coming down the road stave. We're really appreciate everyone's contribution. Thank you so supporters. Some patriots supports on pay, Pal, play support our title sponsor, and also support Brian Caleb. They were the first step up to the plate and help us out in a big way and I do appreciate that because they have also been a part of this journey of making the same bought podcast. What it is so unpatriotic on, you can help us out on patron, the Patriot dot com slash the same bought podcast, or if you'd rather just do a one time, show a support, you can do that. The PAY POW DOT me. Slash the same podcast. Mike you were born and raised in Bristol Virginia. How aware of the race track up there were you while you were growing up? You, don't you don't grow up in a town like Bristol in there. Be A NASCAR track there and not know about. Track and not know about NASCAR so it was. It was a heavy influence on everybody that lived in Bristol, but certainly myself. Now, did you actually work there one point Marta? Dislike on. Race weekends okay. What were you doing? Everything I mean in those days. You kinda cleaned up from the last two weeks before the next race. Walls and Ready to go, and so a good old around on her get. Just because I I really. Just enjoyed the sport so much. When the big show came to town. You won't be part of the big show. Now is that a deal where you were actually working towards maybe one day working in the sport full-time, or was that just something to do for a kid from? Bristol, it was just. The enthusiasm around the NASCAR race coming to Bristol. and. That's really all I was. There was no agenda there. It was just wanting to be part of that big weekend. After College, you found work as an accountant. was that something that you enjoyed or did you have this sense that? Maybe there was something else out there for you. I did that because math was easy for me. So you're one. I could add one and one and get to pretty easily so I took the. Easy. Way, you're also refereed football and basketball. I went ages group. so it was in. And I did a little bit everything from the Saturday morning pee. Wee Leagues up to. The NCW women's. Districts! In both Virginia Tennessee HSL ENTITY HAS AA. Why didn't know that? Well, do you have a good story about your time as a referee? I've got a few of them, but I better. Keep them to myself. The one quick one was was doing A. It wasn't a season game. It was A. Kind of a preseason game between the Old Dominion Virginia Tech Girls. and. You know I'm I'm not a little guy. But I was I was the empire, so I'm just throwing the ball up. I couldn't get the ball up on for them. Two gals that were jumping for. Old Dominion Virginia Tech, and it was really embarrassing to coach from Virginia Tech came over and asked if I needed help. Little little humbly. Wow Old. Dominion is my Alma Mater by the way. I'm measure been experiences the referee. Did you fall back on when it came to dealing with competitors in the garage? I'll. I'll take that same. Structure Exists. And in all sports. So the officiating or the balance of two players or two teams, or or the competition sports is kind of inherited. Are Inherent in every sport so while I didn't specifically. Consciously drawl awareness from that era in my life. I think it certainly helped me. To to comprehend the balancing the rules and regulations across the the Nascar Garages. Mike. How did you land at W.? O. Pi a EM, the radio station where you actually on there. I was I was only on the air as a substitute and the middle of the night. Maybe twice, and I did a couple of sports events where we just. It was like a John Battle in Patrick Henry, high school, Baseball game, and nobody else was covering, and we kind of put them all together, but it everything along the way just in kind of A. Dumb luck for me, and and the OPIOID Stanton was one of those moments that I really enjoyed. but I had no master plan to stay in radio. Be In radio, but it. It was a good stop along the way. So, you didn't have a Wolfman, Jack, persona or anything like that. I've got a radio face I. Just don't have a radio voice. Now being the sports director that naturally meant that you were going to cover races at Bristol. Was that your first professional foray into the sport? It could have been more directly. You know working around the grounds at Bristol, I think. Came, first. But through the radio station, the ability to become part of the media of the sport. And while not primary one but certainly. Becoming part of that. Kind of woke up to the depth of a professional sports. Is. I was I abstained one of the biggest fans of this. But but I think up until that point I was was all fan, and they became interested in a fan of the business of the sport. Because when you look behind the curtain and you see all. The the. Alabama that it takes two to try the sport. Either in that era or today I, think it's really interesting in areas as many great characters behind the curtain and areas in front of the TV cameras I'm. Distinct thank Ford is made up of a genuinely. Great Group characters. Working in the sport, NASCAR had been in conscious goal of yours. Now so. I just did one in Bristol weekend. We were sitting around. Ed Clark was was in Bristol. Eighty gossage would bounce between Bristol in Nashville and we kind of. We were trio of that generation that that did a lot of things together in. Tom Roberts. If you'll remember, T. OUR PR. He he was the the media. Guide. The PR guys. Atlanta raceway. And he was from Nashville so he and Eddie knew each other from the. Nashville Tennessee days and and. Eddie told me that Tom was gonNA leave and go back to Nashville and do something different. And that there was a spot open in Atlanta and the guy that run Atlanta happened to be come into the race that weekend, and so introductions remain as sedan with next few minutes next thing that is packing all my stuff going to Atlanta. Job about say that kind of backed in is what I say I've been I've been. I've I've been very fortunate with all the moments that time is presented me an opportunity. Where all of us have had mentors in the sport people where you looked up to. Who some of the people you leaned on in those earliest days in a garage area, and even Atlanta and beyond. I think from from working on the racetrack shiner, being in promoting business and operated business I think. The relationship head with a guy like Ed Clark helped a lot. When I got to race by there were some. Some really interesting characters in Atlanta at area. Jacquin and then. At night after night. Ernie more. And Ernie. What is a fulltime Baker Nabisco in Atlanta, but he was also a weekend official for NASCAR. But when racist came to Atlanta. He would he would step away from being on the NASCAR shot and would help out night in racetrack. Get ready for the races. And so. I had the benefit of a lot of years of experience from. From both ends of it from Ed's perspective, but from half night in earning more than those guys were. Those guys were running races before there wasn't Aska. Mike in Nineteen eighty-five. You became the general manager at Atlanta and you've been in some sort of management role ever sent. How much of an adjustment was there for you when it came to dillon with people in a management role? Again I think it was not part of the master plan, but it progressed in a way. At at a pace that gave me. A lot of opportunity. To learn. And to really understand the sport in the making of it, and and in those days we were building the sport and there was a it was A. Institutional. Group. If there was you know from, it might have been from in my case, working in Atlanta all the way around Rockingham and I had the benefit of learning from the Rockingham staff and they'll help Rockingham but. You guys will remember the days of the NFL PA conventions were all the tracks would get together and share thoughts and ideas about stuff, and and those were really. A look back at that era and I think that that era was really the the building blocks and a lot of ways that as goes by. Most, of US tonight generation will be forgotten him. Go on down the road, but the things that we did back then I think are very. Substantial to the foundation of this four as we see today an future. So I kinda up, I picked up a lot from a lot of people and kind of like a sponge. I learned a lot from people that said this dispersion has got it right. And I WANNA. Do it like they. And I also learned a lot from people says this guy doesn't have a clue and so I don't WanNa be like that. I learn from. The stick. Mike you went to Talladega as GM then you went to AC- is the vice president? Then you went back to Talladega as the president, and this is all in the late nineteen eighties or those particular goals that you set out for yourself, or were you basically just along for the ride on the fast track at that point? So the the the one conscious decision that I made in my career was to Hook my wagon somewhere. In an era. If he all remember, there was most race tracks very independent. Wasn't groupings of Speedway motorsports in the NASCAR tracks in. Today's. Rockingham had its own personality Richmond had its own personality. North Wilkes Pearl was Staley and clay earles in in Martinsville so. Every every track had its own personality much like the race team did and I was sitting there, watching the sport grow, and and Atlanta was very similar night while Nixon LG, the Atlanta and everybody out there. Had Race tracks in was running races on the NASCAR schedule in building a NASCAR programs. They did something different. And then they raised. When it came time to race. At racetracks they put the races together, so I was looking around in the industry and the one group that that made a living out of this sport from daylight dusk, all through the night was the France Fan. The between Daytona and Talladega time. The NASCAR part of. Their family made their living dependent on the success of the sport. It wasn't a second opportunity wasn't a hobby was in anything but early. Has had to survive. And so when I had the opportunity to join the the. Sec in France family ranks at that point. that's the one conscious decision that I made I could have stayed at Atlanta and been happy Stayed in Talladega the rest of my career in mid. Absolutely happy but I think that one decision I made was what really worked out well for me. The higher up you rose. There were fewer people that you could go to for advice because they hadn't experienced the kinds of things that you were experiencing, and you've mentioned the France family. Was there anybody that you felt like you could count on as that? Go to person for that kind of mentorship as you continued to rise up the ladder. Well, there was always bill gene Ya, for for a long part of my career bill junior was a person that I worked four. But I can also get incredible advice from he and Jim, France. Are are just. Incredibly street-smart. Well as business, smart and Bill Junior had that big personality that may be understand in our sport. was. A relationship sport. And and from the regulatory side Yes you have to be. The the decision maker or The. Enforce tour of the Regulations Jr, but remember even when you have to do that that that personality you're dillon with is is a big part of our sport and I learned a lot of that from bill. Junior and Jim Jim France has always been around as a as A. Shoulder to stand on. But Jim Hunter was a a a lot of help to me. Even before I came when I was in. Atlanta and he was in Talladega. Guys like Jim. Hunter Les Richter. There are a lot of characters in an era that I was able to say man. What the John Cooper! was another guy could call up, but. I think my instinct go-to Guy. Was Bill Junior on the line? Not to ninety four, you join NASCAR as vice president of competition. How big of an adjustment was it to go for managing a race track or a group of rice cracks IC-. To managing an entire garage full of Taipei personalities, who all had their own particular interests. At Heart. So I thought that. After a dozen years running racetracks. Knowing all these people and and seeing them two or three times a year in and. I thought I was. Pretty well experienced in sport. I had no clue. Between coming from a racetrack and standing in the middle of the sanctioning body. I had no clue. The difference I mean it was I'm looking around saying what and a world of got myself into. But, but my safety nets in my life preservers in my life rafts were where people like Bill Junior, and then very quickly along the way though there were people in the garage area that I could I could. Navigate with and. And in those characters were very important to a above more. Dale senior, as our relationship developed, but certainly before that Richard childress Richard Petty. I, think what a Lotta people will never. Be Able to get their hands around is how much experience Richard. Petty can pass on any level or Particularly in that era. and Richard. Petty was a wealth of help. When when something we'd go down and and. get his input from it in a in been. You guys new bud more but more. If he didn't ask his opinion, he was going to call you up and give it to you. But, but when I left the racetracks and came to the sanction by the I thought. Man Alive I thought I knew this sport. I've been a fan of it for our life almost and done all this work. Places like Atlanta and Talladega and Bristol. I made. It was a whole different world coming into the sanctuary of. How did you manage being with the technical side of the sport? 'cause I know you had issues you had to deal with. He relied on people that knew the technical side of the sport before before I joined. NASCAR NASCAR brought Gary, Nelson, and which was kind of like bringing in. The Fox from you know the guard the Henhouse but. It. INCREDIBLY SMART! Technical operator. And so from my perspective I, knew a little bit distant to be dangerous about all this stuff, but I rely very heavily on the the people and we have a lot of smart people. Then we've got a lot more. A lot more smarter people today. but you rely on the technical experts in the sport, but. In that goes back to some of the relationships in the garage area. that that you know you get the. You get the the sanctioning body shot of it from. Aren't people in the in the sanctioning body? But then you go to Richard On a but more Larry McClure, indifferent different folks and say well. What do you think? and and You know sometimes you may be laid too many cards on the, and so you learn from that, and then sometimes you got enough opinions where you knew that will. You know not everybody's GonNa. Be Happy with this station, so we might as well just draw land somewhere and go after. New Said you work very closely with Bill France junior who has bill France junior behind closed doors? Same thing he was in front. It was. What she saw in public was the same person. He. He was very street smart. He had a great personality and when I say it was a great personality was a personality that you could learn from if he would pay attention. And then he also had that educator part of that. He kicked in an almost. Make you attention so that she would get what he was trying to tell you, and the other thing I learned from Bill. Junior is the people that he would surround himself with. The his brother Jim was is and the world's beginning to see that now that he's always been incredible resource for this industry, but. Along, the way guys like Paul Cameron. that it used to be, the later purelator was was close to bill and I got to. Hang out with with. Paul, Cameron along the line, who was just a remarkable individual bill would surround himself with people outside of the garage area. That he could learn from, but he was really really good at Pasa on and and getting everybody together to see the. To see the bigger picture. Mike you mentioned some of the relationships that you developed over the years in the garage. Did you find yourself having to maintain some kind of professional distance. With people because everybody wanted something in the garage, Ford guys wanted to something for Ford. The Chevy guys want something for Chevy the team had their own interests are so? Did you have to? Maintain that kind of sense of distance with people at Tom's. I don't know that I've used the word distance, but I think what I did. Learn and it took a while was that there was a very distinct line of separation. Bat Bat. There's I mentioned earlier. The NASCAR is is strengths of its great strengths is its relationships with the stakeholders? Whether. It's the media, the teams or the drivers, the sponsors, the broadcast partners the racetrack whoever it is I. Think one of our greatest strengths is the relationships. We have with the stakeholders in a sport. But there there does have to be sometimes the line between that relationship. and. and. Make a decision on what's right for the sport? You know whether it's A. A rule whether it's a an occurrence in the middle of race. Or whether it's decision that you make about a schedule or a date or all of those different things at the sanctioning body. Hash them to make a decision on. That's a line of separation. That's not as I wouldn't call a distance in as much as I'd call this to be, but you had to learn that and that's I'm I'm over simplifying at by saying the way I'm saying it, but that's as one of the things that I think it took me. Awhile to get my head around. There again I go back to bill and Jim France who, from their early beginnings, their entire lives, they saw how bill senior AMMI be. Did it and people that they had around them, and so they they were passing it on to me. It just took me a while to figure out. You had been a part of the media at OPR. And then you had dealt with the media when you worked on the track side of the business, but nothing like what you experienced moved over to competition. How comfortable were you in front of the media? I think for the most part I was comfortable. I was I to be wary though. It goes. Wow why? Well it, you know when you speak speaking for a racetrack. You're generally promoting track. Was the host facility at some point in that conversation? A when you got onto the sanctioning body side, and he started talking to the media than you were. You were part of City Hall. End So whatever whatever come out it was coming out. As. As as a face in a talking head for the for City Hall and that's different, but. Still a is this something that I had to learn and get my head wrapped around and understand how to do it, but their tough moments, but for the most part there goes back to. My Erin Sport our reliance on the media to take. What the sport was doing and pass it onto the fans. Was and still is critical as anything else. We got in the stay cold. So I. I've always had great respect for the media. But but There's a big difference from promoting race track. and. Explaining the decision on the sanctions body side I will take. That is perfectly into my next question because with every decision that you made. Our that was made by NASCAR. Somebody was going to get mad about it. Whether it be a competitor whether it be the media whether it be the fans, and there were just so many voices in this is even before social media. was there ever a point where you just want to say by just shut up? That was our decision deal with it. As the way it's GonNa be and you don't know as much as you think you know. How were you able to be in that position and still maintain your sanity? Yeah, that I'd always looked at it as my job. And was just. But. I was given responsibility to do so when it comes to moments like Ed and we had a couple of new remember the one in Michigan where everybody did like the new car which was called tomorrow, and we call them all land and I. I wouldn't even let him talk. Listen to them. You? Know here's here we've done. We're not going to go build another car in mental disease. This is this is what we got type day, and it comes with some pushback comes with some angst to it, but. There are times when the sanction body just simply has to say. Ron Ron Different. This is what we're doing, so let's go do it and and. In fairness to our sport. Once you draw the line in the sand particularly to the teams in garage area. And car, owners and drivers once you say we're doing. They say okay, and then they go do it. But there's a lot of log leading up to that moment where you kind of say this. Is it Mike you were eventually named president of NASCAR and almost immediately you are caught up in one of the worst crisis. The sport has ever known when we lost Adam ankeny and Tony. And Dale and then blaze. Within a year and a half professionally, the stakes were obvious. But personally. I'm not asking about specific so I'm not asking about all the controversy or whatever, but personally. How difficult was it for you to go through all that? because. It seems like you're the you're the center of the hurricane. It, it's it's. Being the center of the hurricane wasn't. As challenging or as difficult. As it was known. Each of these individuals and their families. and Dan having to have dialogue with their families on what happened, and then obviously the the the learn heart pace was Goebel. I look back at all of that and and. Knock on a piece of wood because we've had a pretty good, Ron lately, but. It on. It. I don't know. I'm sure there were nights when I lay down and I couldn't sleep. It was overwhelming. But, most of that came from the anxiety. Of Of Having to talk to the family members about what just happened. And then having to deal with the Global Lash, backed up the bill saying. As you mentioned. We've got a good run when it comes to things like that, but that has to be attributed somewhat to the many safety advancements that have been made since two thousand one and I, thank. To you, pershing? That's gotta be feeling pretty good thank. You if the always always dot com, a piece of wood after. Say That because or I even let go through my head because this is a dangerous sport. And and that's part of the attraction of it is the remarkable -ness of what drivers do like yesterday's Talladega I mean that's just still mind boggling to me and I've I've been deep into this sport for forty years and I had this. It's still a dangerous sport. Still Entertainment and I'll get out, but what what we had the opportunity to do between. Ninety, nine and two, thousand and one is a mass A. A effort. From from everywhere. Everyone wanted to be part of this effort. to to make racing safer. And it's it's worked, I think but it that effort has not stopped because if you get it from. Eighty five percent down to ninety nine percent at one percents still there. And so you have to keep working on it and you have to be diligent about it, and I'm proud of. NASCAR'S DILIGENCE! about it as a company as a sanctioning body, I'm equally proud of. All of the components from outside of our sport. That help in that calls and all the different Different levels of effort, and in his technology and materials in and the advancements that seen over the last twenty years of the ability to do things. You have to keep a plan that newness to to that effort. And I think NASCAR does that really well and when I say nasty car. The company of NASCAR does it because they won't do that. They can get that right, but the umbrella of NASCAR the industry. The garage area the the the. Team owners. Everybody wants to get that right and I think we've seen evidence of that, but I remind everybody it's. It's still dangerous sport. Looking back on your time at the helm. What decision would you may be? Look at and maybe go back and do something differently. Which one would you like to have back? A tough question to answer because. I've, got him in. My head. There it's it's it's. It's a small number less than a handful. But I'd I'd be afraid to divulge of macos Zach. At I think for the most part we did. Pretty good on on things I think massacres always very thoroughly diligent. But in the air that I was at the helm of it. There is probably two three that stand out very quickly to me, but I I'd be afraid to divulge. It's just between me. US Steve and a few thousand listeners. You'll be fine. Go back to your question about the media. We. Still have to. Be Wary. Understand my. You've been at busy in this sport for decades. you've you've been at the helm and directed the sport and and his competitors. And, you own a lot of respect in the garage area and with the media. Put you on the spot here. What do you think your legacy is going to be? I don't I. Don't know if there is one say I think my best contribution to this sport is that it goes on like it is. And and it's seamless. And and People look around and if I'm at the Racetrack I. Get to say hello to him and hang out with them. If I'm not there, everything works fine so personally. My legacy is that I'm not missed. Goes if that's the case I. Did everything right? Where those passed on the legacy of this sport to me and put me in custody parts of it. I wanted to do the same thing. I wanted to be sure that I do is pass on components. That may not even be relevant today, but the history of our sport I think is the history of our sport in should always be considered in. So I think. My hope in it is, it's Iraq and already see it, so it's. My legacy is that that I'm not missed. A disparate is as good as strong as it's ever been with or without. Her Linda. Linda doing well, thank you. Thank you for asking. I'll tell. Her that you asked. Good awesome man. Thank you so much for your time. I really. This is fine and. Rick I got those email with all those back issues and everything. I spent four hours. Last night after race. I spent four hours going back and reading some of those. Cracked up because some of them at that's just a sign of the time right there, particularly the early issues when they were telling all the little stories that might have happened around the racetrack and I. Just I really enjoyed. I haven't got a yet but A. Would encourage. Race fans. But I would also encourage people that work in this today too big time and go back and look at things like that because that's our history book that tells how we got here and some of those. I've remembers allow the characters that that that nobody will even recognize the names of except for us, and and thank Gosh I remember when this happened. I remember when this guy. Remember this I remember when Elgin had to get Niger out of trouble in Atlanta. It was just all these great hall much. That were written up in the grand national scene. So thanks for sharing that with. Mike I cannot tell you how much that means to me to hear you say the papers behind me. That's every issue ever and that history. They can't be lost, and we evidently have a deal in place to actually digitize them all this is going to be very expensive, but I've gotta deal with Marcus lemonis to digitize all so if you have a chance to speak to him, put in a good word force. That's great. Because one hundred years from now, somebody pulls out says are you kidding me? Because a great stories. They're incredibly great stores will. You might have been even today way? Right some of Them I recall. Hey Mike as a good to see you again. I'll I'm glad to see you. Are doing well and. You Know I. Wish you all my friend. She well, thank you. Hello Seen Ball podcast listeners. This is Eric Quinn from Q.. Where again I just want to say. Thank you for listening to this. PODCAST Rick and Steve and the wonderful used. They've been doing with the folks. 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Up, but I didn't think much about Norton anybody else I mean. It was part of a local radio station, and therefore we figured well. He's got to be out here at the race track you know to do shoppers radio station whatever that might be whether he was a sports guy, or whether he was an ad sales or something like that, but we did not think anything more than that. We figured okay the time where we're going to see. This guy is at a Bristol race. Wrong about that. And Steve, I'M GONNA be honest with you. I was a little worried at the beginning of our conversation, because his answers were pretty short, they weren't Kurt or spiteful or anything. He just wasn't revealing a whole lot and I'm going to be honest with you. I? Had this concern going into the interview? I left to go to work at Nascar as the PR guy. For the Busch series, and I was never comfortable in that position and eleven much to the day after I started I was downsized I was let go by NAS car and mock was not the person who let me go, but he was on the plane up from Daytona to concord that morning and I'll never forget this. Hey shook my hand that more not long before I went into the meeting where I got the news, but he shook my hand, and I will never forget that and always be appreciative of that being let go was obviously difficult, but in the long run it was the best thing that ever happened to me I would never have been able to do the space shuttle in Mission Control Books I've written. I wouldn't have had the opportunity to work on the mission control documentary. Documentary if I hadn't done, that was never been able to go to. England and Australia the way that I have so, Steve, I don't know I. Don't know if Mike was concerned that I might have an ax to grind I. Don't know if he thought that I might start asking all these crazy off the wall, confrontational questions because of everything that had happened with me at Nascar, but that was absolutely not the case, the long and short of it is yes I would. Absolutely beyond the faintest shadow of a doubt despite everything that happened ashkar. I would still take a bullet for my Kelton if for no other reason than what he went through in the years, two, thousand and two, thousand and one, or let's Mike for you as a kind of personality. That really doesn't shed anybody out he he warms up to you. He's very friendly to you and I think that is one of his strengths that helped him come up through the ranks because of his ability to get along with people. I saw he did speak though to be in wary. Band wary of the media, and to him during that conference call Ya or the media's going to be a little bit wary at first I absolutely, but you know as we found out during the interview, he warmed up to US my accountant. Story that I would basically put up against anybody in the sport. Hey, started out cleaning up the race track Bristol just happy to be there because he was getting to be a part of this big local event, and he eventually wound up at an am radio station in twenty five years later or so. He is the president of NASCAR. The first person ever outside the France family to hold that position now that is saying something not only saying it's not been. It's quite remarkable because I can assure you that when we first met my Kelton so many years ago when he was with the Bristol station. I said earlier. We thought we'd never see him again and I was at Bristol race. He's improved US wrong. He came up through the ranks and ended up. As you said. The president of NASCAR ACE remarkable. We never could have imagined bad full disclosure here I actually got in touch with the radio station embraced Oh to see. To See if they had any digitized archives of Mike on the radio, and I have not heard back from them, so I don't know if if Mike is burned all that. I don't know Vic's got it in a safe somewhere NASCAR in Daytona beach or whatever, but yes, I did make the attempt to locate some audio of his from the radio station in Bristol so-far. Tracked it down. To help you do that would be Kinda cool that although Mike mind nothing so. Steve I didn't realize that Ed Clark in eighty gossage and Tom Roberts I didn't know the connection with them and my count, although it shouldn't surprise me, because of just how heavily involved Ed and eighty and Tom have always been a in working at various race tracks Ed Clark recently retired is the president in Atlanta. Eddie gossage runs things down at Texas. Tom Roberts was the PR person I. Thank both in Atlanta and Nashville. He was at Nashville at the fairgrounds I. Think Yeah Well. You never went to Nashville, so you know. Well? That doesn't mean no. Roberts. As Steve Eddie gossage told Mike that TR PR Tom Roberts was leaving Atlanta and that the track would need somebody to replace Mike got the GIG and he was off to the races. While this this. When I did their July saw trying? Is Sort of indicative of what I said. Earlier Mike was Kinda. GotTa go warm up to you and you've got to be friends with him. Now had been the case. The Navy gossage did not know much or like him or think he was good at his job. He would never told Mike about the Atlantic. And that made all the difference in the world when you did my made the comment at one point during our conversation that most of his generation of people in and around the garage will be forgotten, and I can't help but think that that right. There is why the same bought has to happen. There are a lot of people from that who aren't household names, but who played an instrumental role in building the sport preserve insane will help keep that memory alive. And Steve I know that you know. People were standing on their legacy right now, and I think the fans have the day many of them. No those people their names from the past but I. Don't know anything about them, and they want to learn about them. And that's what digitizing scene is going to be able to do. Mike did not have the master plan in mind. He didn't go to work at a AM radio station in Bristol. Well? I'm here to radio station in Bristol and someday. I'm GONNA BE THE PR guy in Atlanta so I can one day be the president of NASCAR whether he's probably your back then or wonder if I can get a raise. Just about it, somebody might think that. They might have that grand scheme in mind, but it has happened once in the history of Nascar, it happened to Mike Helton the one conscious decision that he made was to hook his wagon to Nascar and the France family. And it definitely paid off for him. He actually went to work for NASCAR and nineteen, ninety four as the vice-president competition, and he fully admitted that he didn't have a clue. what the difference in running a race track and police in the garage want obey run in a race track. You see people, maybe a couple of times a year and I would assume that there's a little bit more time to put out fires because the Nascar races only came to town twice a year. But as the vice president competition you. You've got a garage full of hard core competitors. Are they all want something from you and you've also got countless fans telling you how to do your job. You're dealing with this kind of pressure and responsibility week after week after week and certainly. You weren't doing that as such a heavy load when you were at a racetrack with two, maybe three or even four events per year, a big difference and vice president of competition think about that, it means every rule. Every typical change is on your shoulder. Steve What is it about Mike Helton that allowed him to be able to handle that kind of pressure I think it's his personality and his work ethic Mike. Spores no and I'll be honest with you. Rick I don't know if Mike had an enemy the whole time he was this job even as vice president competition. Nobody spoke ill of my I. Never had an interview want. Even, when they're complaining about the rule. They said something bad about Mike Helton caller jerk. Don't me didn't know what he was doing. No that so the force of his personality I, think was one thing they help them. Carry through this well Steve The flip side of that Corny as as much as the garage respected Mike Helton. And liked him partially. Then came the years two thousand and two thousand one. He had just been named president in NASCAR. And all of a sudden, he is at the center of this firestorm, and everybody knows all the issues. Everybody knows about Adam and Kinney and Tony and then of course Dell Earnhardt, and the two, thousand, one, eight, hundred, five hundred, and then in September October of that same year. You had Blaise Alexander in the ARCA race at Charlotte. Ed So. We, we know about the whole Bill Simpson thing about the seat belt. We know about all that the point trying to make is that Mike was at the center crowd of that furious debate I had the utmost respect for my. Being able to handle that and come out the other side. Yeah, he came out to me more respected than going in, and that was largely because. Of the way he handled himself during those crisis, and because of his many contributions to changes in NASCAR, particularly in safety that took place after two thousand and one Mike was at the forefront of bat was helping to get that done and the spokesman for Nascar while all getting done, I think Mike is justifiably proud of the safety advancements that have been made, but I also think it's incredibly telling that. When we were discussing it with him, he actually tapped on his desk, a couple of times knocking on Wood Rut and he was knocking on wood. Because in the past nineteen years, nobody has gotten fatally injured might didn't WanNA tempt fate. He didn't want to jinx it. Ninety tapped on the table because he didn't want anything to fail to create a bad issue in safety. Particularly the things that NASCAR already put in place. You knock on wood because you hope they work and continue to work, and if something arises. Can we solve that quickly as we're all? That comes from well. I think that in doing that. He does see safety as unfinished business as we all should. Sure nobody should ever ever ever ever get comfortable in this sport. Sport being completely site because it is a dangerous sport. We saw that at Daytona earlier this year with Ron Newman. Yeah, absolutely NASCAR needs to continue to be proactive rather than reactive. That's about the only thing that's going to keep things as safe as they possibly can. What do you think Mike's Legacy is going to be I? Think it's going to be bad. He will. We recognized as a fair, pleasant, respected figure who did well during his time with NASCAR and help to make it into something much different than it was better, safer and more responsive to the fans and drivers personally. Very deeply believed that we need more like him in charge and run in the sport. Who have a deep background in the sport a love for the spore. And a respect for those who work in the sport around him, so yeah, he has that background. He is a nascar lie for as a result. I think he's been the right person for the right job at the right time. And I think that he was the right person in part because of his personality is, he was almost I never saw the guy in a bad mood or being short with anybody and matter of fact, he loved the idea of Spending. Time with guys in the media Tom. Hager's. Our friend went to highlight one time in Daytona. One time well now my. Long. Time! Day Back as you're not gonNA believe this. She said I was at high lie, and this guy just absolutely choked on a simple shot and cosby money, and you know what he looked just like my Elston. So the next day, sure enough where they garage area Daytona Mike comes out and your and I think Tom does when he sees him as hall routed. Enrique Gay I don is. Michael now it's Enrique. He played in high last night and called me. A bulk looks like hey enrique over here. So that's where that story came from. We've we have called Mike Helton Enrique recap for years and years afterward, and he's always had a big smile about. Steve followed Brian Caleb on instagram and twitter at speedway screens and check out his inventory at speedway T. S J OETZI DOT COM Steve this week Brian Ross. Brian. I'm almost afraid that. Brad posted a Dick. Trickle t shirt that featured several of the cars. He had driven over the years and when he posted it. I wanted. And, so did I commented on the post, said what sizes. And Brian tweeted back and said its size mine. He evidently wasn't partnered with it. So that is indicative of the kind of material that Brian is able to come up with. We talk about it every week, but the inventory that he has is just absolutely stunning. Where you're talking about the trickle t-shirt with several of the cars that he drove aunt, not one several now. What Dick trickle fan wouldn't want something like that. I didn't even know existed well this Dick trickle fan wanted it and couldn't get it so. So, again followed Brian. Caleb, on instagram and twitter at speedway screens and check out his inventory at speedway T, S J dot Oetzi Dot Com. Steve You and I I sat down and talked over lunch on. The eleventh. Two thousand eighteen about the same bought project I can remember the day, because I had actually fallen that morning in Yacob, all while I was running, and it was not one of those deals where I took seven or eight steps and Kinda let myself down as I was on the ground before. I knew what had happened and I went down hard I can't believe that nothing got broken. Were I wondered if there was something wrong with ric Amina what I did was. I told my wife later said they had this many rick and I swear to God. He's going over but I don't think he drink. I want to say. Steve, seriously the whole time that we talked I was. I remember very vividly Kinda shifted in my seat, and I was moving my wrist around because I was I was sore. I was really really sore, but you and I talked and had good conversation. We probably talked. I don't know we probably talked an hour hour and a half or so after that I started scanning papers and I started scanning covers. And then in June, we started talking about the idea of doing a podcast stave. Honestly, what was your first reaction? When the subject of the podcast come on Rick to be honest with you I didn't really know what a podcast was to be honest and so I went out, checked a few of them on barest just added thing. Whether sounds like a radio talkshow without radio not did know by any stretch imagination you can do now is zoom. Zoom can't come into that, but I thought after alleged to. If we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA, talk about. Scenes history and NASCAR. Surgery and people are going to want to listen to. Whom I! To stand in the way of that, so that okay I'll give it a right and Rick I got to tell you the Bogor any further. It was a great idea. You had I've learned a heck of a lot and I. Admire your tenacity. To bring this to a point where it is, attracted people who is a tractor race, fans and heading boy, ultimate goal of digitizing. Seem as you have committed me that you are very very purple and your goal and you WanNa do that I'm just glad to be along for the ride, and I'm glad to be here with our friends tonight. When there's something out there that I have in mind for a goal, you of all people should know that I. go after it like a dog on a bone. I threatened to chain myself to deb. Williams's desk for you guys to hire me, but. We sat down at Your House. They're in Charlotte and I don't know if you even remember, but we actually had to come back the next day because I was missing a piece. To record. Yeah, so I had to come to drive all her back there yet Kim, Bill. started. The first episode was basically me interviewing. You didn't even have any intro music and it dropped on Monday. July the second two thousand eighteen, so it his now, just a little bit more than two years. More than two years and a hundred episodes and I would have never thought that back in two thousand eighteen all. The week that our first episode dropped. You get this phone call and it's a phone call from Mike Helton. And that week you were named the recipient of the squire. Hall Award for Nascar Media Excellent so I'm always always always gonNA claim that our podcast as what puts you over the top. Okay Rick Rarer floats your boat. And Steve we did get a little closer to our current format with the second episode when we ran an interview with David Pearson that I had done back in two thousand and nine from my previous podcast on out, and half turned over. What was your impression of those first few shows because they were? They were pretty rough. Yeah, but by the same token I was most impressed. The you had taken the time and effort to go out and give you guys I. David Pearson I mean that that to me. showed your considerable effort to get the show done done it right I. mean if somebody can go on a podcast. and. Listen to a current driver. Okay, that's one thing by thank everybody that listens to us will agree that the go out and get him to by from Bud More to David Pearson to to Dale Junior to Ah Jeff Burton and. By the pair, delicious analysts to take time and effort to do that. Dow back into really history that is most appreciated I know I appreciated and admire your efforts, and I was pleased to be part of it I'd like to open it up to our listeners now and ask. At what point did you first become aware of the podcast? I'm Jeff Markowski and I'm in McDonough Georgia. when? I saw on twitter. You're going to be interviewing Larry mcreynolds. And I specifically wanted to hear about. The North will explore race. If, in fact, he thought that Brett. Bodine did win that race, not yeah I don't think he did. Okay, yes. You've been a longtime listener I know you well by now. Thank you. Thank you for happiness. I really appreciated sure thank you. By the way Jeff, I will say. I have always taken an issue with fact. That did not win. The race I saw he did because I was just happened has declared boost. Be Watching his pitstop. His last pissed my was. And, back in those days a pit stop a seventeen seconds as you well know where tremendous as what he came out there he did that pitched up in like seventeen and a half seconds, and the rest of the guys are at least two three or four seconds no longer in the bit, so I did not see I. Bet I said look guys. He didn't lose I don't think he lost lap. Of this particular pitstop now in the long run at their thing is over Jeff I might well have been wrong. But the reason I argued that seemed to me that he should have been declared the winner. Was that one pitstop now? Tell you right now, Jeff. It wasn't any son. David thing on my part I just happened to watch that shop and I time on my stop watch and and as where I'd say. We've got a problem here. I think he was at tail end of the lead lap when that caution came out, and they score him as the leader. In fact I think it was a whole scoring mix up and asks whether they didn't go back to green wrote about that was definitely a part of the writing or doubt, but that's that's the the podcast I started listening. On Reason All right and you stuck around. If I have. Next up we have matt, miles. A I mean the way I found. The podcast was actually through one of your sponsors. speedway screens and what had happened was i. just enjoy seeing everything. He has to offer and I believe. I commented on one of his posts on twitter. And you through AH follow at my direction on my account. And, I thought well cheese. I. I, haven't heard about these guys in probably almost a decade, so I started going back and look in and I saw the podcast library was amazing and started following your personal story. Rick with with making the miles and and. Resonates with me and the big thing about that was just by reaching out and saying. Hey, you know you'd see Mikey be a fellow fan. Be Interested you're reaching out to me is actually what brought me into the fold with the podcast? And you know as time went on with the zoom cast, and this is something that nobody else does I know I've said it a few times. It seems like seeing was always on the cutting edge and the Group of folks that you you all worked with were always on the cutting edge of doing something great for the sport. and. It's continuing today in two thousand twenty with everything else going on, you said Hey. Let's give zoom casts a concept and you know I used them with my son for school and said that's a pretty neat concept. I love to jump on and here we are today so of all I wanNA. Thank you for reaching out to me and sort of letting me know how how you guys are are. About in this day and age, and certainly from there so I. Thank you for that. I had no problem I'm not above begging for listeners. I worked I worked in radio before self so I get it. Next up. We have JOE ruble from up in Michigan. Joe Go ahead. It's been well over a year. And I can't remember the first episode and I phone Jen Twitter and I went back and listened to every single one on the way back to the beginning. Obviously I caught up and now I don't Miss One The guests are awesome. And every episode yet you listen. You always learn something in what I like is that. Everybody seemed to be more candid more laid back and they're not worried about being PC, and that's what makes it fun and the fact that you're preserving history I like history I love race in history, and I'll support project of anybody that goes along to preserve in that district often tell. My friend that you are definitely a man about ric. That is a great cap. Voters or T, G, Sheppard. Yes, ally people never knew the TD shepherd. The once great Was a part of that team with Rick candidate and I remember specifically imcumbent. Raises to entertain or to be interviewed on the radio as a part of that team, so that's something that part of history that a Lotta people surely do not know that day. He was a great guy lot of fun and he helped make that team what it was. You know somehow or other guys like you and me and all of us here. Can. Bring the folk the knowledge there's nothing happened in raising. That was great, and you may not have known. That's why I'm saying. Do we know how how the connection was between G Sheppard and Rick Hendrick. Yes, it started Jerry Baker and Lenny. Hester were running Bristol Motor speedway at time after layer carrier was no longer a part of it. There was there Jerry. Baker was out of field fantasy and he was a lawyer. And, he represented many many country music artists. digi was one of them, and he convinced td to try to come on into ray in some capacity, and the deal was at t's had. He just doesn't want to be a standby or face? He wanted to have something to do with this four. That's when it got hooked up with Rick. Hendrick's in partial I'm pure. It wasn't all that heavyweight, but he got involved in some kind of partial ownership pro return for that. They were willing to go detract. And be a personality for that BRAC and his team, so that went on. Oh, Gosh I think for year to at least. At that really was how it all came about and how he became involved. Halley emory how `bout you. Thanks Rick thanks. The for putting all this together has been really exciting My introduction to the scene vault podcast came when I was using one of my podcast APPs to search for racing podcast I. Listen to lots of different types of podcasts, and of course she have the other podcast of racing. The everybody already knows about I seen seen vault I recognized a logo mmediately as the letterhead to the newspaper that you're preserving their and I checked it out, and it was very early. Episode may be but more Bobby Allison somewhere along their episode seven eight Tin And just became hooked. I went back and listen to one through whatever to get caught up in ever since then I've just it. It's my weekly racing history. Awesome man, thank you finally. Edwin Turner a rick and Hey Steve I guess my introduction was three twitter. I really can't tell you exactly when it was, but I do know that all of a sudden I started seeing the same vault, popping up in my feed and. So is rick and there's no reason for hinder. Remember, but I've talked to him some. At race tracks when he was covering the Bush series and talk about what a big Fan I was so you know I got really interested. In as a background US started I guess I started reading the scene itself about early eighties ad uncle that his son worked for Bud Moore, and they had article that included him in it, so we've been getting another publication. And then my dad started subscribing to that and bless his heart. He saved every one of those issues and they're now in my garage. Maybe as a hard copy back. But great so. The once you know, says something to Rick, and he replied Oh. ooh, it's. And then I love reference material, and so when he said he was warning to digitize. The whole. Group of all things through the years. I was all for that. Because I've been trying to do something similar my own workplace so I just love reference material and I hate looking for something so easy when you can just. Plug in. Yes named in have them come up for that, but I really love the history and I just appreciate I. Mean we're else? Can you get on and actually talk to the drivers or the crew chiefs, or whoever and just you know worn on one just like a buddy and. Said they just relaxed and just give you all. These stores not love stories as the big thing. Thanks a lot. Guys I really appreciate this. I agree wholeheartedly in one thing. We've found out during this is we want to hear the stories and the guys from a while? Tell the story. A lot of them feel about raising day as we do in other words. Okay, it's great. It's fine. It's different guys younger guys. How come from different backgrounds? These guys are not used to a one on one situation with the press because it's all technology today. And my day, I've said this before and enrichment. You had to find these guys. Had to go talk to him in there in the haulers. The more you did that, the more they got to trust you now. Today's guys are paraded into media center. One press conference after another you can cover a race in media and never ever leave it that is. Not saying as bad. In as technology probably asked to be that way, but when we did that, it was different and now, and now with these guys being in a position, they are most of them. Are you know our sports at out of racing actively? They WanNa tell their short, and they are so delighted when someone says to them WanNa hear your story. That's what we're doing and you know I like it and I'm pleased as you guys like it as well. Steve I think one of the most interesting aspects to what you just said is we've had more than one. One person say how much time do we have as right because they want to? They want to be respectful and get it in under the wire, but when we tell them that we have basically unlimited Tom I mean. The floodgates just opened up the interviews that we ran initially with David, Pearson and junior Johnson Bud Moore Ned Jarrett bobby, allison and Ricky Rudd. They were all wanted I already had in the CAN. From spun out half turned over which I did I think. Two thousand, nine, two, thousand, ten sometime in that timeframe, but our first original. Interview was with Rusty Wallace for Episode Sixteen Beginning Episode Sixteen. And Steve I know that you've had a hand in the sport since you retired from Sane in an American city business journals, but you weren't going out and doing interviews quite like you were in the past. What was it like for you to get back out and start doing some of those interviews with people again? It came natural because who you were interviewing. Wallace right here, Wallace us, meet new me. If you're say we're going to interview Byron now. I'd be lost. Started Grand Zero, but was one of these guys at the show that I already knew and had relationships with and so getting back to them and ask them questions was easy, and I think they were very delighted to answer the questions because they knew mate, I was not somebody from a website that had never seen before. Don't misunderstand me no problem with that because that's the way it is today. But when we did rusty, we did Jeff. We detail June. They all knew who I was, and they all knew that. I knew something about them that some newer. Person in the media did not know therefore, there were very very forthcoming. The Great Steve Probably One of the most enduring memories that I have of this entire journey. Doing this podcast is when you and I met Dale Inman in level. Cross right. We went into the museum and Dale and Richard Petty were in a back room there to museum. Richard was signing some autographs and. He was going over and medical. And so Dale. Went across the courtyard there into the office complex at the shop. And a few minutes later you show up. And you're escorted into this. Interview by Richard Hetty and hey shows you in the door and. That to me was my jaw dropped moment. Because of obviously how much respect that I have for Richard Petty and here he is showing you into the room that was. When I came in there at the outer all the greed mute five minutes, he smiled. How are you buddy? You know it's your my hand and everything like that and I shouldn't have always do doing Alabama I. The same thing that type of introduction was created by the time we had spent together in the past, and of course shape is not afraid or hesitant to take back to the meeting. We guys were to Dale Because I. Knew Dale just as long as I had known Richard. And it was just like. When you have a major eric with who the people you are dealing with it much easier. To, make yourself yourself. It's much easier. Let down your guard and go ahead and do what you think they want you to do and make them one of them to it. That's all it was Steve of all the interviews that we've done on the podcast and for the podcast. What moments have stood out the most to you? Oh there are several. There are several I'll tell you the most recent when we done is Pompa to me. One of the most revealing and candidate we're at now is ricky craven. I'm rookie didn't hold anything back about his career about what happened to. he was very forthright. Bay Can I learned some things during his interview that I never knew about him, and I've always admired rickey for being that person. No, no question about it, but there have been several others by the. Thank you. Guys might agree with me. They heard rigors. Enter you that list was a very very honest, forthcoming, candid and expressive situation very much so. Steve the one that I'm always probably GONNA go back to was with Lyndon Amick. Linden is again. This is nothing against Len- dynamic, but he is probably by far the least. Of The people that we have interviewed, he was a busch series guy. He didn't win any races and struggled some on the right track, but the reason why I wanted to go do the interview was because of his backstory the fact that account Afghanistan, the fact that he'd saw combat, and that's all I knew at that point, and so that was the story that I was going to south. Carolina to get. And then one thing led to another and the next thing I know he's talking about cheating on his wife and he's talking about just doing this. He's he's talking about being a terrible person and being the not a good guy, and he said no I'll talk about it I'll be glad to talk about and. The more he talks about his experience in Afghanistan, and after Afghanistan, and then in the the situation with his wife. That was I. Wake the point where we became more than just a NASCAR podcast, and so that's always going to be to my very favorite episodes with Lyndon Amick the interview with Bill. Elliott stands out to me because bill has always been very shy with the media. What's he kind of warmed up to the conversation a little bit? The WHO talked about being very shy and hostile school and and. He talked about being to the point where he would not stand up in front of a group of people in high school. There have been so many moments like that over the course of doing this what I'd like to do now is kind of open it up to the listeners again. What interviews do you think stood out in particular? We'll go to Jeff Markowski Jeff go ahead. To really stick out a one with Bill Gardner. Because he he talked about going up to bill, France and asking about their insurance policy. In case, something happens to someone on his team. And that's that's really thinking ahead and putting a driver under contract for some years and then. The whole bit with. Asking other drivers of other series to come into race at Charlotte to kind of prove a point to daryl that. Under contract and I'll sit down if I have to. But the one that really caught my eye was lake speed. He's obviously a man of faith and he's not afraid to project that. But when he speaks about. His career, he talks about it with such emotion and passion. That is something that he really wanted to. Do would be successful and and. That's really rare for somebody in his position to expound kind of emotion in an interview and he would do that in races to during interviews, and I thought that was interesting. Joe Rukh. Yet the podcast that's I can't get over is the fact that ended? Petri said him and Ray ever and am. I honestly don't know if I can believe at story because it just does not make sense as far as the rivalry between the three and the twenty four, and you're telling me you to crew. Chiefs Talk to one. Another I believe it. I just I find that. That's why I love the podcast, and as far as the zoom meetings, I never would have guessed in my wildest years that I could sit here in front of a computer. And talked to and listened to lake, speed or Ken schrader. Randy La- joy Geoff Bodine. It just blows me away. It's awesome, great great. I J coker. Yeah, I've got to actually my first one is going to be the Lauren. or I found that interesting just because It wasn't necessarily a driver or an owner. It was somebody to actually grew up in the sport as the son of somebody. That had some serious influence in the sport to get his perspective of just growing up around the sport. I found out to be very interesting. I'm other one was the Donnie. Allison interview are obvious reasons Donna I don't think has ever been too shy to Get very candid interviews or insight. I thought his story about his split with Nygaard in particular was. Very interesting to me personally and then when you guys actually did the Bill Gardner interview a couple of weeks ago when? Asked him about what Donna had said, and he answered it very honestly It goes back to what I keep telling people. Even when post on twitter about you don't get that kind of insight from the podcast. You guys are I mean you're asking the tough questions for those guys and those guys to their credit. They're answering them. How emery Yeah Rick The podcast and really stands out to me. Is the one with Buddy Parrott when he talked about the last lap of the nineteen. Ninety Daytona five hundred and basically one way or another dale senior was not going to win that race. Just push him as hard as you gain into that corner, and of course we all know what happened there with the cut tire and just kind of back up. What just said a few minutes ago? The the lake speed interview knowing lakes background with Karting but knowing how close he was to coming to Indianapolis in going, I had never known that when he said he had a contract signed and ready to go to go to to to drive for an Indycar team, and you know who knows what that might have ended up in. We would have never seen that emotion of lake from the nineteen eighty-five Daytona five hundred route that runner-up finish. It was so great. Matt Miles so yet for me the biggest ones. The Jeff Burton wants I've always enjoyed Jeff. Burton There's a connection. My Dad worked for Barings and had a hand in getting skf on the front of the ninety nine route sports on the late nineties, and you know I got to to meet Jeff on a on a more intimate level, a few times for both Pocono. Races and to hear him talk about safety so candidly now and how taboo it was at the time and I just to hear those ends the stories in and Ricky, craven. With his experiences soon these recent pods. Those are the two things that really stick out to me and you know something that came up in twitter just the other day just yesterday during the brickyard race. Rick mast himself, said boy. Thank God for those safer barriers and. It's something we kind of all of think. Oh you know the sport isn't the same as it used to be. Well, you know it for good reasons, and these guys coming out and say that kind of becoming a growing boisterous safety in the sport I think has been a really neat thing to kind see of all of the podcasts and the second thing that I enjoyed. Is the zoom cast especially kind of a nice little supplement? You know you get a nice little value. Add so to speak, but I thoroughly enjoyed rick mast and Ken Schrader as well and just those guys they kinda. Try to change the background on my call. Today I've got my all time. Favorite Guy Richard Petty up, but on like with Jeff Bodine. I had a picture of my son which Jeff I I won't use Pocono during the Andy weekend last year I had my dad sixty six Camaro. You know Kennett driven a late model tomorrow on point just to have those guys kind of interact as well while you're talking with them kind of asking questions of you as well you know it's like a bunch of guys sitting around. You know having a having a gold one at the end of the day is it's that's what's been so enjoyable about everything you guys are doing. Edwin Turner. You know it's hard for me to pick a favorite of but I will I'm just going to say that. I'm looking forward to get into back in here. All the ones that I haven't listened to. There's so many in the can and I was actually Kinda late to the party as far as started listening to the podcast, but just recently I get into, ask questions of you know. Bobby Hill and lake, speed and Ken. SCHRADER named. It reminds you things. Hey, I have this back in my collection. Let's look in the closet somewhere seward. I've collected over the years like the. T G SHEPPARD FOLGER's US. Oh! At shredder son, but anyway there's I. Just appreciate all of them and I'm looking forward to catching up on the ones in the bath in the past. Finally I'd like to kind of open it up to you guys in general and see if you guys have any questions for Stephen on, we'll ricky accused us of not asking you questions. Last time it was the two of you. Donald Pitch you on the spot, so you can. You can just kind of A. Smooth it over whatever, but you know you were on the NASCAR. Busch Grand, national. The euro that like the PR, person for them what led G to go in a different duration? Our here. Now are you talking about specifically? When I was at Nascar, yes, when you were at Nascar when you were specifically Nascar I'm going to be honest with you. I enjoyed my time at Nascar. I was not cut out to be a PR person. And my initial reaction was to thank the person who let me go. Because I had just not been comfortable from day one now I think I did the best job that I possibly could, and I think I made some pretty good inroads with people. But the fact is just wasn't comfortable. It is a world difference in being a reporter and being a PR person. It was in the long run. The best thing that ever happened to me not talk about some of the professional things that I did because of having the time. Away from the right track way from NASCAR. But also it allowed May to. Be a dad to my children. I will tell you this story. After I was out of NASCAR TALL high school for a year and a half and joke about it, but as a teacher, I really Miss Journalism, then started doing freelance work and I was working on books. Now is working on stories. I was doing some work for NASCAR DOT com. There was a point where I was pretty close to be in back in the sport full-time, and it didn't work out. Probably this was probably two, thousand, eight, two, thousand, nine, or so got kind of frustrated. And I made the comment. In front of my wife and kids. That I used to be somebody. And my son Adam, who was he was probably. Two thousand. He's probably seven or eight. He heard me say that and he came up to me. He got in my lap. He hugged me and he said you are somebody. You're my daddy, and in my life I have never in my life had a perspective change like that. In that moment, it became okay for me not to work in Nascar full-time anymore. It was at that point where it became my most important mission in life to be Adamant Jesse's Daddy. and to be Jane's husband. As so yes, it was very hard to get loose from NASCAR, but by the same token, it was the best thing that ever happened to me and I always say that. I don't know how anybody else is. GonNa. Follow up on that question. But what anybody else have questions? Let's say who got Halley emery. Go ahead. Yeah, that that's going to be an impossible question to follow up with. That was really really good. Anyway Steve and Rick. Besides your own work in the paper. What was your favorite columns within the paper of the scene that you personally enjoyed I always liked the scene on the circuit art of the paper and always looked for every year to the Grainger awards right? Joke Whitlock, no question about it I recruited Joe at the time that I went out to him. He was the PR man for Dale Earnhardt. And also yet the time to freelance right magid already been a long time NASCAR report, he and Jim Hunter came out of the University of South Carolina together. And you basically created pit notes, and Jim went on his way to go up. You know a higher newspaper and been into NASCAR corporate ladder Joe Follow the path. Decorate his own business now knowing what a good writer! Joe Was I went after him and I said I. Want you to write a column for Sane. And once using stories for Greenwich lows rated at the time, and he's okay he do that now. When he wrote his calm, and maybe you guys remember this. He didn't write a about the client Dale. Learner none at all, and he didn't write about what was going on and raising so much, he had a measurable. To write about his own life is own experiences is his own family and weave it. Into what the mass car world was like at that time, and it was just absolutely tremendous like no body else could find anywhere else robots, father on father's said erode about The American flag on July Fourth, and it just resonated with the NASCAR fans and meek so much that he became well read and one of the most popular writers. In at Grand National SCENE AND IT WAS A. Real, personal tragedy to me when he discovered dead at his home. And I'm not sure that I've ever gotten over that. But by the same, I'm very very pleased that he was part of the growth of the paper very much so well. The first thing that always read was Steve Wade's column. And Buck. Listen Steve Kind of took my answer on that one because Joe. Whitlock was my favorite writer of all time. NASCAR otherwise Joe was one heck of a storyteller. I wish that would have been able to made him, but I was not and probably one of the most meaningful letters that I ever got at saying. It was actually a snail ladder, and it was not long after I started at saying, but a rider the end, and said that my columns reminded them of Joe. And I say that in no way form or fashion could I ever even carry Joe's typewriter, but even to be mentioned in the same breath was. Joe Is probably one of the biggest journalism honors that I've ever received ever period bar, and indeed seeing on those her was the most popular section of grand next will seen number. Two letters to the editor was the second most popular. Very. Nice, thank you guys appreciate it. Matt Miles. Or a guy, so I one I'm GONNA. Ask Steve. How did that tracks card? Come about. I read it. I always thought it was rammed that I had a when I was. Eleven twelve years old opened up the cards. I'd get this random reporter in there. But how? How did that come about? I didn't really know how it got started I, was at a couple of races, and I kept noticing a photographer coming up to me and take my picture. And, I didn't know why. And I come to find out that this tracks card was trying to go above and beyond the normal sports card. In other words, you're going to get all the drivers just like it baseball. You got all the players, but they wanted to expand that to include crew chiefs, and noted crewmen and some guys so in the press or I didn't know that in time until I was sent a letter, saying okay, you're going to featured on attracts card in nineteen eighty nine. And you sign here. I said okay, so I signed the card came out, and I was rid. taken, aback because. However. They put those cars together. You know you have your picture on one side and your information in the back and the information was spawn. I didn't have any idea who did never did really find out the tell you, and that was before Google and everything else. I couldn't find out but the thing. It was neat about it was that for two years? Tracks had those sets of cards and the only two guys from the media that were on those cards were million comets. As it nobody else and I thought that was really really cool. Weather my other short. Follow up with that question that Steve Is. Do you still have that beautiful wind suit from that card? No look for. Drawing Motor speedway Windbreaker I wish today I've got a few Wayne record from the past. That I would not give up for any amount of my not only that I have a set of uncut tracks cards from nineteen, eighty, nine and cut and friends and wrinkle has right now. Yeah, that is really cool. One last question Joe Root. Yeah, first of all, keep the podcast coming. If you ever run out a list of gas, that'd be more than happy to give which `less refined keep them coming and thank you preserving the history and I guess the question I have for both you guy is is. Is there somebody that you interviewed to where you going into the interview you might have? A preconceived notion of how this person might be, and then after interviewing them, it turned a complete one eighty, either thought better of them, or maybe in some cases thought worse. BE HONEST WITH YOU JEFF on I've known him for a long long nine. Oh his politics, so we're not going to go in that, but jeff was not afraid. Answer everything really. Honestly and forthrightly and. been with him in the past, always thought well this guy. He either says something totally outrageous. You didn't say anything at all. I think Jeff would even agree with that, but now and I. Guess Time as Malcolm Somewhat I was very pleased and surprised that we got great stuff out of him, and he was not afraid to say it I think the biggest surprise for me was Bill Gardner. Because I had never had any contact with him at all. Whatsoever, because of all the stores had been told about him, and obviously all the controversies that he'd been involved in i. kind of had a preconceived notion that he was going to be like George Steinbrenner is GonNa. Be Very bombastic, but that was not the case. He answered every question that we had that was the biggest surprise for me. I was very pleasantly surprised. I agree on that one is a great interview. Well, thank you very much less than everybody. Thank you so much for being here. You are the reason that say even I do what we do. And I really do believe that we are as close as we've ever been to get in. This ain't archive digitized. Has Been One heck of a ride and I cannot wait to see what next so guys thank you for being. Thank you, thank. You. Thank you. Hi? This is Bobby Bonnie, and you're listening to the scene bolt podcast. Steve as of this morning's very long and Berry, hot and very humid walk on now stand at four, thousand, seven, hundred and forty four point. Four miles that leaves me two hundred and fifty five point nine six miles short of five thousand. We're GONNA. Make you. Keep on truckin but. Keep on keeping on actually the pace that I'm on the challenges to get there by November. Eighth Proud the pace that I'm on, I will get there at the end of my walk on Saturday. October third. Wow a month early. Right. So if I can do twenty miles a week for the next several weeks, I'm going to get there on Saturday October third now. I'm still trying to Powell on extra miles. An extra half mile here extra half mile air on. Saturdays I do a longer wall so I can maybe get a little more of a cushion, so we might be able to chop it down even more. We might be able to get there. Late September! Who knows rail keep talking like I said earlier rick, but don't push yourself buddy. Third is fine. You Man. I'm pushing myself. Just go out the door. Oh comes trouble. You know him well. Most of the world does. Enrique. How're you doing? Good. I'm doing fine rare much. It to see.

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We've got your twenty twenty one cup series schedule and fantasy NASCAR plus Talla Day su I, see way. It's been a while since we've had that. Yeah. It really has. I just wanted to get it in there at the top of the show just so folks know what what they're in for. Definitely. So NASCAR Cup series racing last weekend, Las, Vegas Motor Speedway I. Don't know if you noticed this but the intensity level at this particular race because of where it falls in the playoffs I think they knew that Talladega was looming and they wanted to get things done when they could at. Las Vegas yes. Not just how you've also got the Robo rat after which the cutoff. Race those are two really big wildcard events. So you're only kinda strict straightforward race in this round is Las Vegas and and it turned out to not be that way with all the weird strategies and how things cautions came when they did it really jumbled things up and made for pretty wild and crazy top ten list here. Absolutely. Shall we get into that top ten list? Now, the way we do things here we always give away the winner I right? No, that's not what we want. Where have you been for the last ten years? Oh. So we go ten to one. Yeah. That's the old way you things I mean aren't you senior year? The reason I say that is Kevin Harvick is here at number ten and he's usually number one. Yeah. That's pretty weird especially because he started from the Pole, they've got the new performance metric which assets the starting lineup each week. So Kevin Harvick's on the poll every week. And So you kind of expect your own amount track. The four car has really excelled over the years and especially this season. But now they were kind of out to lunch today. They didn't really lead much at all and Kinda got lucky for a top ten at that point that was not a very good performance right? You Got Chris Butcher they're running top ten isn't that two weeks in a row now? Yeah. He's all of a sudden on fire having a pretty good season over there with rash fenway racing. It didn't really start off looking to impressive of season forum and almost looked like man maybe he made wrong decision moving back to back garage but all of a sudden he's fired off. He's got to top five eight top tens both of those are career highs for him in a season and he's in twentieth in points. So that's pretty good. Now you got Eric Jones at number eight. Yeah and that's another solid run for him to. He's also looking for ride for next season. So a lot of these seats are starting to fill up There's rumors that Kyle Larson's the guy going HMS, and if that's the case where there Jones a land so solid runs like this will continue to keep his name in the headlines and we'll definitely get teams at least look at him as if they already didn't know who he was but at least they'll see that he's ending the year on a strong note in a lame duck season with his team they're. Really, kind of a bummer that Ryan Blaney isn't in the mix but he's there number seven. Yeah. So I don't He just had an atrocious opening round of the playoffs started off with that inspection issue and just kind of snowballed from there. But Hey, you know he's been one of the better drivers This seasonings had lots of speed. He just hasn't had the winds and he hasn't had luck goes way weird circumstances have happened but. If he can keep building this kind of momentum towards these last a few races in the year maybe he can kinda come out next year and fire off strong and maybe a breakout season. This is so cool. So awesome still winless in twenty, twenty Kyle Busch. Wow. So Kyle Busch is winless and carry Murphy's reaction would make you think that maybe Jimmy Johnson one a- race or something like that. Excited about it. that's pretty impressive buddy. I need something else to be excited about. Jimmy's just out to lunch. So it's been, it's been thirty races now since he last one because he won homestead and two, thousand, nine, hundred won the title Jimmy Johnson's like hold my beer. Well I. Mean I mean as you say that this is a this is pretty big though for Kyle. Busch. There was a time and Jimmy Johnson's career where he was at this level where it was like they got thirty races like okay. Let's go on here. So this is this is A big deal especially at age thirty five you still Kinda in that prime. Before the forty s where you really expect some guys to really start. Putting down career years and kind of stacking up the stats. When you look at the hall of fame considerations? Obviously. Kyle Busch will be a hall of Famer some. Day. But this is just a really weird season randomly kind of in the middle of his career here. Just kind of weird Alex Bowman ran really strong in this when I think he didn't he lied to yeah he was leading and actually out of the way things are playing out had the weird cautioned come out for your boy. We'll talk about that in a little bit that kind of. Jumbled things up at the end. He probably would have won this race. He had the car It looks like they're at that point in the race with their laps, dwindling down pitstops just kind of completed and everything and It just wasn't to be formed. But again, that's all top five Alex Bowman looking to advance to the round of the round of eight teammates. Martin tricks. Denny Hamlin at four and three. Yeah. In Hamlin of course was pretty strong. Again I I expected tricks to be a little better than what he was He was decent all night but you when church come to a mile and a half track and especially racist starts in the day and ends at night. Usually, the nineteen team really kind of steps up and goes to another level. Of course this has been kind of drop off season. He's still in the first year. With his new crew chief James, small's or Jamie small rather but this is this is definitely still something that is concerning as you go forward these are the kind of races that Martin Church Juniors, Usta kind closing out and he never really was that guy that you kind of circle going to go in this looking pretty strong tonight. Yeah. Yeah. Now this Guy Oh did you talk about denny? Well, any I mean he's been saw all year and again like you know it was either going to be him or Alex Bowman there towards the end and that wasn't what happened. You got to Matt Di Benedetto. I mean. He was looking like he could have actually contended for the win there. Yeah and if you remember back to the end of the year Las Vegas was one of the first few races of the year he finished second that and that was before the the covid lockdown and everything right and now it comes back later in the year and finishes runner-up again I feel so bad for the guy because you know he's been that close. So many times as third second place finish. The guy just wants to win more than anybody else out there. You you you think but obviously, there was a guy pretty motivated in front of them. There at the end of this race but man another really really good run for Matt Damon. DETTO. And we should know pretty soon whether or not he has been extended by wood brothers racing. The rumors I'm hearing the rumblings are that it's probably not going to happen as big shame as that is. He's had a heck of a season. He's made the playoffs. And I. Think even wrote a thing this week on on Tokyo's Dot com where I I feel like he has performed his way into another year. Car whether he gets it or not is another question and it appears that he won't get it at this point, but we'll see that. Have to do I mean seriously the guy has improved pretty much every year of his career. He's kind of taking little stepping stones here there and everywhere from. vk Racing, which we know what kind of equipment that is worked his way to go fast racing. Got Up to leave on family racing got them their their best career finish at second and and had a really good second half of the year there last year they didn't want to renew them because they wanted to bring Christopher Bell in this season. So that left him without a ride again and he found wood brothers racing. gravitated towards them and He's had a great season yet. Again, it hasn't been like. Next road. Great. But again, it's his first year with the new team still gelling and everything. It takes a little while to get going. You don't have practice. You have qualifying work with crew chief. That's a very tough situation especially with your back against the wall driving for your career and what's he do? He's gone out and he's gotten two second place finishes eight top tens he made the playoffs. I just don't know what else the guy's gotta do to kind of prove that he deserves to be with team for more than one year two time. Put them in the forty eight. I mean he's got more second place finishes than Jimmy did when he got that ride, not only that but he's also got more playoff appearances the last two years than Jimmy, right? So there you go. That's your guy. Yeah. So I I don't know I. It's if the most bizarre thing that racing is such A. Just, humbling. Unforgivable Sport Sometimes you can have all the talent in the world but if Sponsorship isn't where it needs to be or just any certain level of factors happen you could find yourself without a ride. No matter how good you are, and that's a if if if that's what happens with Matt Domin- again. This time around this season that's could be a real shame. Well, I mean talk about humbling. You got a guy who is a seven time champion he's got. Eighty plus wins on the series and who would've thought it'd be years. Not Seeing him in Victory Lane and here's another one the setup for victory lane for this race was Jimmy Johnson's blown Tyre. Late to put the leaders mid pack and the drivers that. Just, put it up front and that set up an epic battle of very weird bizarre set of circumstances that put Las Vegas Native Kurt Busch Individually Lane he wins to advance to the next round of the playoffs. I. Win of the season and more importantly for him. First career win at his home race track the eighteen car of Kyle Busch actually came up in banged fenders there to congratulate him it throws the playoffs into chaos because this was not expected and let's hear from hometown driver Kurt Busch this is like a huge great. This is like having all your chips in on a roulette number and it came up one it came up our number and we double down. Good pitstop to hold our track position I wind battle to Benedetto on some restarts up pulled out a few drag racing tricks on used used our strengths against his weaknesses and at the end to. Again have twenty years of this track kicking my butt. It did the same thing tonight after lap two hundred I'm like really again. It have to battle battle battle maybe to get the chance and we had no stage points tonight either so that yellow is a huge break for us and again, thank you to everybody in Las. Vegas that helped my career get up and go. So many people here. Enjoy tonight with me and Kurt Busch yet again here we're going to hear from emotional victory. Here's Kurt Busch. This is twenty years of agony defeat and now today with triumph. I don't know if I have. Any more gas left or if I still my tank up to go win every race that I'm GonNa jump in next this feeling of growing up here A. Watching the track built from from the desert gravel pit that was. By Richie Klein and his group, and then when speedway motorsports came in and bought it, my patterns can be a cup race there I, hope I can make my way up through legend cars. and. Just all the memories, all memories of everybody, a mom and Dad every Saturday night all the commitment they gave me in my little brother to make it in racing. You know for me it was a hobby I never knew I'd get this are. A guy named creek cute here locally in Las Vegas, the owner of the Star nurseries here in Las Vegas took a chance on main. Let me ruin his late model few times. We want a couple races and started working our way up and. It just it takes. It takes a village to make somebody. Cut Through and make it, and this is my hometown not have so many people saying can I just couldn't be more proud and I know that they're very proud right now watching on. TV. Watching on NBC sports network and seeing their hometown boy win at the hometown track at his crew chief does what crew chiefs do best by good. Matt McCall I I mean the the second stage we tried to pick early and it was a disaster everything went wrong So it's like we're lists things. It's. Most of the time our long runs speeds, pretty good and short bidding obviously if you're racing you A pretty big difference but you'll event fifth to eighth or ninth or whatever it is that point time at least gives you options. Later in the race after gone at large it there but. This gives you more options the car to come out today. I was just one of those things it was The twenty four obviously did it In the second stage. made it really, really good. So surprised that they fit it's early because once we got to leave laptops were within a few minutes. You could run on new tiresome reflex stop. So it just made more sense for us to keep running at that point in time. So that was long sort of stuck for that. All right. So just crazy I mean nobody would've yeah, anticipated this. This is your victory Lane Guy Yeah. Well, not just him as victory Lambeau, the whole top ten and top five really for that matter heading into the final couple of restarts here wild. So the job caution came out in the middle of green flag sequence. The strong cars pitted a lot of the not so strong cars. You know hadn't pitted yet. So they inherited the lead. The other guys were trapped a lap down the caution comes out and that's where things got really jumbled up So this is what got Kurt Busch lead That's what put Matt. Domodedovo up and second even though to Benedetto, anchor bar were decent all night long they weren't. Top to all night But that definitely put them in a position Pasta win this thing and Kurt Busch did but that was just wild to to see. But you also had John Hundred, check, Chris, Butcher, all those guys up in the top five towards the end of this and I think Michael McDowell was up there in the top ten in the last couple of restarts. It was just a wild thing to see and It was cool to watch But yeah, it was it was interesting now your stage winners of course Denny Hamlin first-stage chase. Elliott. Took stage to but I guess that didn't Matter because neither of them made it to victory lane but I guess they get some points. Yeah. I still don't know really what happened to chase Elliott. He dropped off on that last run. He was running up there with leaders and he'd been very strong all night long and then all of a sudden once the race was done, I looked down to the finishing order normally twenty-second like what happened? No kidding no kidding. Now, he called a shot at least at this point currently in the bottom four in the standings Kyle Busch, which he did warn us that this was gonNA happen, right? Yeah and Well Kyle Busch I. Mean this was a race the he could have possibly want he was pretty strong early on but early in the race, he was battling joy Llegado for the lead Llegado kind of blocks them a little bit and that slows up Kabushiki Hamill gets a huge run they go into turn three, three wide Joey? Donald doesn't realize there are three wide it looked like from the footage I saw Kyle Busch knew they were and couldn't couldn't work his way down A. Little. While ago realize they were three why they make contact couch in Lugano Llegado. Kinda slides up track. KABUA's has an issue Lugano has a tire rub and that kind of messed up things for both those guys early in this race they both recovered decently but yeah, those kind of things especially when you're heading into Talladega and the Royal you can't have those kinds of situations at that. You were going to have a good finish when you don't have a win- Kyle Busch so. That if he ends up not making it through this round, that moment right there could be the reason why got Clint Boyer in their Eric Merola and Austin Dillon those are the the bottom for their. And for Austin Dillon, that's a bummer. He had a heck of a run and again he finished what sixth and both of the opening stages was running top ten again and the final stage when a belt got knocked off off, his motor had to come to bit road to shooting all sorts of coolant and water and everything outside that thing. Yeah. That's that's a real bummer for those guys at are CR, they've really been performing way better than they expected in the playoffs but now they find themselves with their back against the wall the up next for the round of twelve is there you know obviously everybody's wildcard races is the one that's circled. Everybody's biting their their their toenails and fingernails Talladega. Let Yeah I. Know This weekend toenails will because they're really nervous. Wow, and then it's onto the Charlotte road course, which is also kind of not in their wheelhouse. Yeah. So that's That's that's that's a really hard thing. especially with the race like the rover we've seen people just kind of lose their heads at that track and you know people get taken out not really. Buying, anything of their own doing, they'll just be minding their own business and somebody behind misses the turn and slams into them, takes them with them and and that's all she wrote. So it's one of those races where you have to look at the front window, but you also had to be looking at the back pretty much equally. To make sure that nothing gets messed up during your run trying to trying to win the race. Hey when you when your performance starts lacking in the bedroom, you start losing your head as well as a guy. Right. Oh Man. I don't want to lose him ahead. No. Certainly not either one of them Dot Com is the place and this this place is awesome because this helps you in a way that is is hard to describe because it's not just about the blue dot com stuff. It's the fact that they take care of all the embarrassing stuff behind the scenes and I think you know what I'm talking about yeah. Especially the whole going to the doctor part that. Part sucks for for men. Anyway. We don't like going to the doctor even if it's for a broken bone or something. So whether it'd be a bone or any other issue involving bone kind of stuff. 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Pretty wild is that something that happens often a different kind of scenarios going on inside the race car that we never hear about No, I. Think. The Dry Weather Vegas causes it to be. this kind of dry nose started bleeding. So yes. We've never had that before. So first time. So I'm guessing they don't have a box of tissues handy. Not when I was not in the middle of the race, but I did get an opinion when I was. Racing under cautioned came for pitstops that I was getting. All right. All right. So this year, you got to win under your Belt Daytona and Bristol twelve top five top tens has the season gone according to the expectations when you started the season? Yeah, I think so I think we've been. Pretty successful by our standards. Obviously, we feel like we should have more wins and and whatnot but right now I feel pretty confident and and where we're at and How we are a team so I'm really excited to to see what we're going to do in the playoffs those wins you got by the way no slouches those are pretty hard race tracks to get a win. Definitely I think going to Daytona opening the year off with a win was was really really big and then to be able to go to to Bristol on also get another one that was really big for our team and bass pro shops through timber black coffee everybody involved it. It was really special. So we're still or still pretty eager to get back to the shack and get back victory. Lane. But what we're really happy with Laura now now, the extended series just started their playoffs at Vegas. This past weekend looking at your competition I mean it looks pretty stiff this year as opposed to pass years where maybe it was just one or two guys it looks like you know you the whole group has a shot. Yeah I think there's a lotta great great drivers and they community series right now. So with that being said, we're we're we're pretty confident that one of the top guys, but it's definitely going to be a big challenge. Obviously, you've got chased Briscoe Austin Syndrich just our guys like that WHO. Have a lot of experience and a lot of race wins this year. So I've been happy I I'm really looking forward to these racetracks coming up Talladega obviously I feel like that we can win on a superspeedway and then we go to the role and I also like road courses so I'm excited to to see what's GonNa go on there but yeah definitely a big challenge but the competition xfinity series right now now, some of the differences this year because of cove going on no qualifying no practice how has your team? been able to adapt to that. Well, it's has definitely been different starting this year out with with practice, and then the corona virus hit and unable to. Have everybody at the racetrack and whatnot but nuts it's been It's been all right with no practice and no qualifying. It's kind of weird the first couple of weeks but started to get used to it quite a bit and been able to adapt, and it's actually saved us a lot of money and time who just have an extra day at the racetrack and everything. So no, it's been good so far and I think everybody's doing kind of enjoying it. Then different being able to adapt but Yeah, it's been good for sure though you hit on something that's a actually interesting saving money and time do you think Nascar will maybe continue this practice of no qualifying or practice I assume so Everything seems like it's been running smoothly i. don't really know what their decision making and whatnot but right now it I don't really know what they're gonNA do next year but I'd be off. You got to Kelley Earnhardt and dealer in hard junior has bosses. How are they? Are they providing you all the tools you need? Are they fun to work with the AD? There are awesome Dale and and Kelly they're they're great bosses and just great leaders of our companies. So it's It's pretty incredible to be able to raise for their team and and be able to. Carry the the junior motorsports brand on and off the race track. So I've been enjoying it so far. It's been really good and I just can't can't think everybody over there enough for just opportunity fence, it's It's been really special to to do to strive on the racecars and The bond that we have. Altogether it means a lot to me the rumors floating around this year, our auto club speedway possibly going to assure track and circuit of the Americas possibly being added What are your thoughts on those two things possibly happening I think it'll be cool. It'll be another more variety of Of tracks on the schedule and different places will have to have to conquer. So with that being said, it's It's going to be a challenge I assume but it should be should be a good opportunity. So I'm ready for is that something a race car driver looks forward to You being a having a new challenge, a new environment, new scenery in terms of a new race track. Yeah. I think. So I think auto club will be this kind of the same kind of scenery and whatnot maybe a little bit different but overall area but it'd be cool to get to maybe go to CODA and be able to check that out that'd be pretty courtesy. Now this week, it was a national coffee day kind of mid week and you have coffee sponsor for your car. So we have black rifle coffee and so being able to go work with them and and be able to carry their brand. It's been really special. I'm I'm a big coffee drinker and have become the love black rifle coffee I. didn't know about it before this year. Well, I didn't know about but injured before this year and that's the only thing drink now just because it's so good I wish I would have known earlier. So Yeah National Coffee Day was good to. Drink the coffee and be able to celebrate as well. I'm a big coffee drinker too. I love the the bold stuff. What's the strongest stuff that they got? So I they have like. Like I don't know they got so many different fibers. I just drink the though like the quick and easy cans that it's coffee that comes in a can and I like the one and I also like the one with the cream. So that's what I drink, but they also have A. Extra Caffeine one which are like double espresso that it's pretty good Nice Nice now you have recently add a fishing trip with the team may just all seems to me. You probably should have done a little photoshop work with your fish no as acco fish I got so. I'm saying you should have because his was bigger. I know his beggar just 'cause. He he short that me? So it makes the official figure convert them. That's a typical fishtail I guess Noah Gregson is on and this weekend you mentioned Talladega you're excited about Talladega, but there's always that thing looming in the back of your mind and that is the big one. How how in the world you guys? Race for the win but have that still you know in the back of your mind. I, mean. You gotta you gotTa go out there and you gotta do everything you can't possible to win for your own race team. So I'm fortunate to be able to Rome with a great team number nineteen matching your motor sports but Yeah it's it's definitely gets a little hectic at times and Nonetheless though I'm there for my team I'm there for by sponsors, bass pro shops, timber, black rifle coffee to to get the job done and that's the only thing I'm worried about. So which strategy typically works out better running up front or kind of hanging out in the back because the middle is not really the best place Yeah. Just running out as much as possible and just trying to trying to lead all the laps if fan is the most important thing in my opinion. So with that being said, you gotta try to get up there soon as possible I think we'll have a good starting spot once we get the. Data. But yeah you don't want to be in the middle or the back get caught up in Iraq and last question you mentioned the Charlotte Road Courses. Well, you got a special paint scheme onboard for that one yet we have a lie now guy cast on board and lie no racing driven by Die Com. So I'm really excited to carry those colors. The car looks incredible. To paint schemes really really cool and as a die cast collector myself, it's It's GonNa be really special to be able to carry those colors board kind of be racing for for all the die cast collectors out there. So The die cast is out and it's available and being able to to run that car is gonNA be really cool. So I'm excited to do it. it's kind of a hometown race for. All the teams and guys. So that'll be really special and Hopefully, we can get into victory lane, right Gregson best of luck this weekend and throughout the playoffs and thanks once again for being on the final lap belt. Thank you. Mike US at facebook dot com slash the final lap like us. The final lap weekly is back. Here's your host Kerry Murphy and Toby Christie just a couple of guys talking racing. Welcome back to the final weekly. My name is Kerry Murphy, Him Long Time Nascar remember and syndicated radio host of all things the final half our co host for the show is Toby Christie founder and editor in chief of Toby Christie Dot Com. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Happens IF PEOPLE SUBSCRIBE TO US They, get our show hand delivered to them and I have to do anything. You don't have to dig for it. Wait. So you and I have to go all over the world and hand deliver this thing on a platter. Yeah. That's of already we're like we're like Santa Claus for Nascar content we kind of bring it to you you sleep in your bed and by the time you wake up in the morning It is a a little frightening. Down chimneys or anything like that because I don't know man I think I think how it works is you subscribe on on apple or Google or spotify or now? Amazon I think it just automatically shows up on your device we don't actually have to do any traveling. Right. And if one of those services allows you to do reviews or stars or whatever we would appreciate anything good that you have to say. There you go. That sounds like a good idea that also helps us out and our rankings in our ratings. For the podcast so good do WANNA. Yeah. Some do some don't. So, whatever you're using go ahead and you know do that. That'd be great. Definitely definitely definitely oh while you're at it how about Patriot dot com slash the final AP ooh Jonathan. It's kind of like a tip jar for the show. So if you like what we're doing and you feel like you WanNa give a buck or two or whatever. There you go. Boom boom boom. So News of the week you the music. Massive Mondo. Huge. Scheduling News or the Cup series twenty, twenty, one, which by the way that year still freaks me out I can't believe where we live in the future Yeah. So Weird man I don't know but we've been waiting for this for a while we've been asking for NASCAR to change the schedule radically, and while this isn't totally radically. It's pretty big. Yeah. I mean, it's it's as radical radicals you're gonNA get I mean we've been. With pretty much the same schedule for the last ten years as far as tracks. So this is. Is Pretty big. Okay. So we've got a total of six road courses that are going to be running the cup series including and I'm really excited about this. This is a World Class Facility Formula One races there the circuit of the Americas in. Texas. WHOA. That's pretty big I. Think Whoa Whoa it is, and so that is for those who don't know one of the most picturesque perfect looking row courses in the world I mean, this is a a race track that Formula One runs on has gone there. v eight supercars have gone there. This is this is kind of one of those destinations if you're a race fan. this is a place you want to be in in Austin always does right too. So when you have a Event, at. The America's it's more than two race usually have some kind of EDM lineup. Some kind of musical talent and a festival it's like a festival every time you go. So all right I guarantee you. If you're going to be a fan of that race, you're GONNA be seeing more than at least Nascar you know of course, covid allowing that is but yeah, we'll see. Yeah let's hope that's all wiped out. Elkhart Lake Wisconsin is the location of Road America extending series fans are like yeah. So big deal well now the cup series going there. Yeah this is big this and not just. Because, it's on the schedule, but because it's actually a big track, it's over four miles. Yeah So this is this is big in more ways than one. But. That'll be exciting. It's been a fun race to have on the XFINITY series schedule and it'll be cool to see the cup guys given shop absolutely, and this is one of those racetracks where you can literally drive go out for lunch and pick it up and come back and you won't. You'll barely miss a lap especially if they're under caution, you're not gonNA slap. Now we've got other changes that include. What do we got here a new oval wait wait wait hold on I. Forgot this one, Indianapolis Motor speedway Penske just bought this thing. He's running the Infield road course for that. Yes. A brickyard four hundred as we know it is no more. Oh, and we will be running me there oh course. Oh okay. But I like the always interesting it, it's a crown jewel and it's no longer there. Does this kind of come in as the new crown jewel will this be as prestigious I? Don't think so well, mean this is what Formula One used to run there. Yeah. So from the aspect, it's cool and indycar still runs the the road course as well and. The race on a heck of a show on it this year but I'm kind of bummed because the the Oval Indianapolis Motor speedway has actually pride decent show for probably the last three or four years. Yeah. With with all the packages and stuff they've been trying out there and for sure I'm Kinda. bummed to see it because this was the thing that when it came into the sport. was huge this this thing was massive in Nineteen ninety-four and the build up to all the tire testing and ninety two and ninety three All the rumors of about to happen is going to happen. You can't happen. That's cars can't run around that track and it has and it's been going since ninety four and It's just a bummer to kind of see it in. Now, of course, there's an opportunity for it to ever see it come back of course but for now, it looks like that's the end and said, that's a real bummer for me I I really enjoyed it even though it didn't always have the best racing throughout the years at the the product have gotten a lot better over the last few seasons. I've got another track that's been on the xfinity series schedule back in the day, but it's now going to. Be On the Cup series schedule on New city they they've been running the the awards banquet, their Nashville superspeedway. Yes. So this is interesting as well. a thing I will announce here on the show that people might not know if they weren't paying too much attention because it was crazy as they unveiling the whole schedule throughout the day on Wednesday but they will be running the low downforce package and high horsepower pack at this at Nashville. So that'll be fun. All right It's a that's not quite a mile a half it's kind of about the same length is as as Darlington has concrete it's A. Yeah it's concrete. So That's interesting I like that you know I like that it was kind of hit or miss, and the expenditure is back in the day but we'll see how it goes this time around i. think at least for the first few times it should put on a decent show just because people don't know what to. Expect from it. and that always kind of throws a wrench in things but we'll see how it goes long term but it's still exciting to see something new and going to a new place Bristol Motor speedway, of course, not new but. They are undergoing a conversion to a dirt track for their March Event Oh. My Gosh. This is just earth shattering huge massive also so Not Yeah. So you and I are both in the boat the same boat. Well, Jackson shocked. I texted you wondering what is trying to gauge your enthusiasm for this and yeah. Yeah we actually agree this is gimmicky. Yeah. So and not only is it just gimmicky but if you're wanting to run a dirt race, I understand that that makes sense I get new I. Get. Every everybody something but it's not a real dirt track. Exactly. And they tried this before I'll is back in the early two thousands, and for the most part, it was very unsuccessful. The track surface kicked up lots of dust as they weren't really treating the surface the way they were supposed to how do they I mean Bristol's banking is huge. How are they gonNA make that stick? Well so they pack the pack the dirt in were at least back in early two thousands they had it where it was about twenty four degrees of banking in the turns after they'd pack the dirt down. But I don't know I'm not worried about sticking really I'm just worried about what is going to do the track surface underneath because you still got a night race later in the year. When we're allows were there before there is talk that it was kind of burning the concrete underneath when they were running on dirt. So I'm concerned about that I'm also concerned about just being not a good show. and. If you'RE GONNA do dirt, I'd rather just do dirt. Right. What has been cheers down and becomes the regular surface in the middle of the race. I don't know that'll be interesting but. There is a chance. This'll this'll turn out to be the world's craziest race and we'll be like, oh my gosh, that was a brilliant move. Yeah I just don't see it and this is the one thing I'm probably the least excited about in the entire schedule change. Yeah me too. But at the same time I'll accept it just so we can get the other things we got, which is nice and I applaud Nascar for taking swings at it and trying things. I just don't think that covering Bristol with dirt was the right way to go I. Think if you're GONNA do dirt, you can take a race away from another track and and turn something dirt besides Bristol. But so my guess is soon as as soon as Austin was announced as circuit of the Americas Texas Motor speedway began whining and crying Nass car what about US WE'RE GONNA lose. Well they did lose a day, but they got it back. Kind of the All star race is going back there June thirteenth. Yeah. Yeah and so we already kind of knew this the athletic kind of broke this about a month or so ago maybe a couple of weeks I'm not sure but. and so during announce day Eddie gossage takes to twitter. You might know you might think you know it all but you don't know everything about the announcement we're on our gotta tune into this. This might be crazy. Maybe going to the texts Murphy Way wroval or something or track out in the backstretch. Nope it was the exact news. We already knew just he announced that we're going to do our INDYCAR doubleheader May. Okay. That was the big news. Oh, and this race, the All star race will pay a million dollars. It has forever yeah right okay. I mean obviously, there are millionaires they don't really need the cash but shouldn't inflation maybe you know bring it up a little. Yeah. You would think especially to get that while factor and the cool. The funniest thing about the announcement was Eddie gossage talking about this one pays more than any other all star event out there the NBA Valley play their pay their players on the winning team fifty thousand dollars. NFL pays him like twenty thousand. Yeah. Yeah. It sounds that like that because you have so many players on the team when you add up all those. Amounts of money for those people on those teams, well over a million dollars so You know it is what it is whatever. It was a bunch of pomp and circumstance And typical gossip fashion there you go. Hey Darlington is going to get one of their weekends back they used to they went to one they got to this year because of covid now they're back to to May and September man I'm excited about that because Darlington always puts on a good show and actually this year they have three racist right to once we got back from pandemic and then they had the southern five hundred as well. That's right. I think this track never deserve to lose race I. don't understand that especially when you think about win, they lost their second race it was back around the time that that they had the the epic crazy photo-finish between craving and Kurt Busch. it wasn't long after that the the second date went away. Next year. Yeah and in fact, it was the next year that went away. So I don't. Always, felt like a punch in the gut to me is a longtime nascar fan that that went away So it's good to see it back. Atlanta Motor speedway is going to get their second date March and July I. Guess we're hearing that they're going to resurface the race track as well. So there's something to look forward to there and there's hints that it might go back to the original configuration though. Dogleg. Okay. Yeah. On without the Dogleg too. So cool. All right. The ten Race Cup series of playoffs. You're probably wondering about that they are mainly there were mainly that's a new word they. Will. Remain mostly unchanged. That's a lot of right there with Texas and Kansas swapping weekends. So if you're wondering somebody's gotta be out, Somebody's gotta be losing dates for all this to happen. Well, you're right Chicago Land and Kentucky. Gone and then you've also got Dover losing a date. You've got Michigan losing a date we said taxes losing a point state. There's there's a lot of movement there. pocono survived with their double header They're gonNA still have their double header weekend, which is I mean good for them. So that's cool. But yeah, there are a lot of tracks that That have lost some dates here. But. It's all for the better good and I think everybody's kind of. Acting like they're open to it at least and We'll see how twenty twenty one goes Nascar. After revealing this twenty, twenty, one scheduled said they'll continue to be bold when going forward for the twenty twenty to schedule. All right. So I would expect we had a road course kind of build this year I expect more short tracks added next year. So obviously auto starting to short track for twenty twenty. Two I expect more short tracks being added in there too. All right. I really wanted to discuss this at length. We don't have the time Shatkin House is leaving crew chief ing atop the box and he's staying with Hendrick motorsports. He's going to be the director of competition. So that's a pretty huge move. My guess is he wants to stick around Charlotte, little more often a lot less traveling so. Check it out. With, the family has got building and make sense Yep. All right. This weekend. All Man Talla Day Gus suitor. Way. Balloon. So, we've got the biggest baddest race track in all the land you're going to hear terms like wildcard lottery Oh hey y'all see crapshoot. You'll be hearing people talk about research plates even though they don't have many more no tapered spacer tapered spicer's it just doesn't have the same ring to it. No I can you imagine Dale earnhardt saying our going tapered spacer racing the need to open up my tapered spacer a little bit just doesn't have this Oh yeah, and you mentioned you mentioned drafting. So Yeah, oh. All and the big one will show huge. You can hardly believe your eyes you will take your fists and rub both is because you can't believe it. The the picture you painted in my own head I'm sure the listeners also did that were literally just rubbing my own is going oh my gosh this is radio you gotta you gotTa, paint a Word Picture. Well. You did a really good job there and you're not kidding we've seen upwards of twenty to twenty five cars involved in these things over the years new race that close together that fast for you know three hours at a time. At some point somebody's GonNa, make a mistake. and. It's usually pretty big when they do head to youtube search for NASCAR Talladega rex you'll have a whole day of it. It's awesome. Especially, IF YOU'RE NEW ZION, we've got a lot of new people joined the the sports fans this year if you haven't seen Talladega race yet in your life or. You just want to know more about it what Kerry said search for that. On Youtube and you're going to be all my Gosh I've gotTa Watch this. This weekend track is two point six miles in length. That's the biggest on the schedule next year. When Road America takes over that Crown I guess banking to thirty three. Degrees Cup race is y forgot the lengths I guess forty three, hundred on the front stretch four, thousand, Backstretch Cup race one, hundred, Eighty, eight, laps, five, hundred miles, stages, I hope these are correct sixty sixty and then another sixty eight to head to the chequered flag now Ryan Blaney has won the last two races there. So my WanNa put him in your fantasy margin of victory. Why I know isn't that bizarre? That's so weird October and June of this year are the two days check out all the edge of your seat nail biting action fingers and toes. Talladega action. Sunday two PM Eastern, NBC, and presumably there APP I didn't check that being being being. But yeah, they're they're after doing Dan, the add. Top six this week for no particular reason. Okay, and I'll take because it really doesn't matter because my guy is not there. Anymore Kevin Harvick is there at number one. And a Talladega, he's got a win seven top five, sixteen top tens two Poles average of sixteen point four. Here's something that's interesting because Danny Hamlin's known as a plate racing ace like he's always in the mix. But for whatever reason, he only has one win at Talladega in his career eight top fives twelve top tens average finish of seventeen point two, four, one became Brad. Keselowski has five wins at Talladega. Wow. Seven top five eleven, top tens. Average finish of sixteen point one I believe is first career when I was a Talladega to right with weird cit car it was and he sent Carl. Edwards on the catch fence. So if you're one of those people looking it up on Youtube, right, you're probably seeing that one as we speak because that was a pretty wild crash as well. How about this guy? He has some pretty terrible luck at tracks where you need lots of Luck Martin Junior. To top five eight top tens on a poll. Done very well, their average finish also twenty fifth best at twenty one, point four, eight four can get a little bit luck this weekend and end up in Victory Lane. Joy Lugano has three Wins Eight, top five, ten top tens average finish of sixteen point two and how about this. NASCAR nation's favourite son Chase Elliott one win three top fives four top tens and two Poles average finish of sixteenth. Like at facebook dot com slash the final lap. Weekly. Getting you ready for this weekend's race. Guys Rowdy Dragon back again with this week's. Weekly fantasy. Update. We're GONNA take a quick look back at Las Vegas Motor speedway and see how that turned out and take a look at some picks Talladega superspeedway La. At. Las Vegas Motor speedway. Your first stage leader goes to leave the LE- seventy four and it was actually a tie between. There was a tie between lethal, seventy, four and. WHO'S The second stage goes to Corey Randall Stevens. And ultimately corey Randall Stevens went on to win the League for the weekend. Rowdy Dragon came in one hundred second place and I slipped down one position into sixth. Toby Christie finished in the seventieth spot and currently owns the thirty seventh position. And forty-eight Fan Boy Kerry Murphy you finished in the fortieth position and currently hold the one hundred second spot in the league. All right folks let's take a look now at Talladega superspeedway Blah. The first driver will take a look at for Talladega. Is the to carve Brad Keselowski. He owns five trophies from this track. The last race here back in June, Brad scored stage points in both segments. As well as stage points in both segments in last year's fall race. I'm looking for a little more of the same out. Of Brad this Sunday. And another driver to watch this weekend is the ten car of Eric. Merola. In the last seven trips to this track, he has the best overall average finish among all active drivers at war point seven one. While he did not score any stage points in June. He did finish third, which was the fourth highest points total for the fantasy lineup. He will be pushing to get those bonus points this weekend however. and. Leslie. Folks will take a look at the twenty, two car of Joy Lagaan. Here in bonus points in both stages back in June and he'll be pushing hard for those points after his nut so good performance last week. He has had a knack for leading here at Talladega and he'll be trying to get those stage winds to try and boost his point standings. All right folks they're still only one hundred points separating the top seven in the league and your leader is still Diaz is racing. We've got six races left to chase him down. Already. Go out there and have yourself a great day. Thanks for sticking around and listening to the final weekly fantasy segment of the show I'm Rowdy Dragon. Until next time. All right. There you have it rowdy dragging giving us his fantasy picks were. Day supers feed way. Blah. Thanks again to Noah Gregson for joining us on the program and the chequered flag is flying on this show. This has been the weekly catch us next week right here when we will recap the racing at. A superspeedway, Blah Blah, and will preview the road course or wroval at Charlotte and all the stories in between toby you and I will chat next week. Will I sound like Captain Kirk. Rap another final lap weekly is in the books. The final weekly is hosted by Kerry Murphy along with Toby Cristea proudly syndicated by United Stations Radio Networks in New York City city executive producer Kerry. Murphy. Kerry Murphy. Sound design by Russell. Nash Audio Record Dot Audio. I'm Tom Mode some Tombo DOT com. Thanks for listening and we'd like to thank our current list of patriotic people found at Patriot dot com slash the final lap. Much each and every one of you. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes and we have a huge Louis Jikei. Let's go ahead and Break it down for a role. We like crew chief your that last. 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ITD - Virtual NASCAR Texas Pre-Race Show!

"Dr George Polk L. Now and welcome everyone to in the draft with Wilson. And was I'm Wilson here in Sunny Southern California meanwhile right across the Internet from me at our beautiful studio of the Dakotas version two point zero. It is one. Mr Scotty was what's going on. There was oh you know just just living that quarantine life just staying at home. Not doing any work. Because I'm essential service and I know that's the weird thing But with both of us that everybody else has to stay home or gets to stay home whether they want to or not we. We both have to go to work man. Yeah Yeah it's weird working in hospital. That's for damn sure I I got A. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA get sick and die by the way and when I do Then everybody can blame. The Police Department local Police Department because I got a speeding ticket the other day Monday and the guy didn't believe I was going to work. He was like quizzing me about going to work. I'm like what the F. Difference does it make Embi. You're going to die because he took my driver's license in his bare hand. And then give it back to me and then Hemi sign this electronic with a pen of unknown origin. Yeah I'm dead. You're going to die soon anyway. We're all taking time I am. I am in high-risk Group. I'm that old right exactly so Jesus but yeah so. Unfortunately we're both forced to go to work. Although strangely enough we both were a little bit available earlier than we normally are today. Yeah I took off. I took off today tomorrow. So they weakened and the next week also. I'm a little off to off next week before he goes overnight with the good thing is that even though like nothing in the world is happening we still like when I mean. Nothing in the world is happening. No events are happening. We actually have something to talk about on the show now. The racing came through a big big way this weekend and apparently will continue to do so future as expected Not only was the homestead. I race interesting But very very very likely better than what more action than better action than what we would have had in an actual homestead race. Yeah and I have to say the takeaways from this one for me the national anthem. A dude in a garage itsy yeah. I guess. His parents didn't want him down fair. I don't even know who it was. It was some country guy and I'm like. Why are you singing in front of a garage or do you not have rooms in your house right exactly like you go inside? Where better coup sticks and stuff like to how fun it was it was. It was a very fun and interesting race and see everybody taking it seriously. Like like Mike Joy and Jeff. Jeff Gordon and Larry Mack actually all taking it very seriously which further those old school guys. I didn't know if they would it or not. I thought that was GONNA be a train wreck outside of the fact that you still have my joy with his like Goofy Dad comments Yeah They. They tried to do their research. A lot of drivers I think Buckle down and according to what Danny was saying after the race. And what Clint Boyer was saying. Today he did press conference today. Tell teleconference from home obviously But I mean there are a couple of those guys. Like William Byron like Timmy Hill. You know like I'm trying to think who else that. They'll junior and Danny who race. I racing a lot but a lot of these guys. It was new to them and so they went to the store and they bought a wheel or they barred. Somebody set up and they like practiced all we hung on the broadcast. I think they said that Bobby. Labonte turned in one thousand practice laps during the week. Because he wanted to do well and it's cool that they were taking it seriously. Yeah I mean it's it's definitely a change for some the summit in a sport that some people kind of openly mock you know is what it is You're going to have those people but I think it was fun. I mean like in general. These guys just hunker down took it seriously although I would like to see them Do less With the skype teleconferencing during the race because the delay is a little bit A little bit much. How do you think it's that bad because we use something very similar for this show and we take the whole thing live you know? I mean obviously we're not broadcasting. It live but we're taping real time. There's no delay. I wonder if they didn't put a delay on another delay on the on the actual broadcast. So they're seven second delay plus another delay on the transmission that they're having with the facetime or whatever the hell they were doing. Yeah yeah it must have been. They must have not had it wired upright so that that delay was there because I mean when we do this every single week. And when you do your show you know with With Johnny and Sean once a year then there's no delay like that on that program either so I don't understand where that was coming from But I do like actually did like the idea of talking to the drivers in the middle of it. I thought it was hilarious that they were just like in the other room. They'll just like ten feet away. There's Clint Boyer brought his rig into the studio. Yeah I thought that was fantastic. It would be even better. It might even better if because a lot of those guys live in North Carolina. Same area if they had them all drive in right. Put them in a big room. All separated separated out and then that way they can talk crap back and forth to each other. That'd be fun but I think it will get the that would go to blows a little at suit or somebody Really Rachel. Exactly and then and then how would danny get all his crap? They're right exactly like it's so much. I mean Timmy. Hill just needs a pack. It in this is passenger seat. I thought that was hilarious. By the way how they asked. They asked any after the race. How much like all that crappy has cost him? He estimated it was in the quote around forty in the forty area. How and he meant thousands. Of course whenever in my experience whenever somebody says like when you're talking about dollars that big Whenever somebody says well you know in the fortyish area. They really mean forty. Nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine dollars is what they mean. So he's got like a fifty thousand dollar rig and he almost got his ass handed to him by Timmy Hill with his. Like two hundred and fifty dollar logitech. We'll right that's the same part about so I'm looking at the logitech thing that I think to me hillhead. I think he has. I think he's got the g twenty nine I think is what he's got a twenty nine. Okay because I'm looking at the g nine twenty. Oh yeah same. Same thing just for a different different platforms paddle shift instead of the actual stick shift back and you could buy at a photo video and pro audio for three fifty on sale right there you go. Yeah I've I've been looking on Amazon for real now. Amazon pissing me off by the way because they are quote prioritizing They're prioritizing shipping out essential items right and. I get that understand that the so like when you go look at a wheel. Same wheel for like two hundred sixty bucks on Amazon but they they're saying even though they have it in stock that they can't ship until April sometime right so I'm like okay. I get that understand so then I go look for some of the essentials that they say they're prioritizing you can't buy a roll of toilet paper or paper towels or anything like that from them. There's some like what are your prioritizing. Nothing now Housing just nothing. And I can't needlessly waste my money on a computer video game steering wheel now we can just gonNa take a while if you take a long time. Maybe I'll go. People are going to be agency with big hot but yeah he's got like a three hundred dollar wheel and some pedals bolted to a desk with a with a power strip at the bottom right. And then he's going up against this guy with his fifty thousand dollar moving seat like Greg thing and and I thought it was hilarious. That A it was the video game was such a level fielder. Field Field Leveler. Jesus is yeah the field leveler in that respect and obviously that's not fair to say because I mean you know it's not you can't say oh Jimmy Johnson's away worst driver because he couldn't play video game. This is a video game you know. If he was a video game driver he'd be very good at it. But it's still fun because you didn't know what was going to happen and then it was also fun because at the very end here comes. Dale Jr. out of nowhere like using his video game experience and Danny out of nowhere using his experience to make their way up to the front and And it made it that much more exciting. Because you're like holy crap like these aren't in follow the leader like there's going to be passing. There's GonNa be a fight for the win and then of course that side-by-side coming across the start finish line made it all worth it and I mean like overall the thing that I think really kept it together. It was the fact the guys who were quote UNQUOTE WRECK. You hit the button and then restarted it. Yeah Yeah you're not really worrying about all of that stuff Overall but yeah I it. It leveled out the having Garrett Smith. He was on the poll. He finished fifth Timmy Hill. Who's logged a ton of? I think he has like an eighty percent win. Rate when I racing with chase Briscoe. They had like phenomenal. I racing win. Rates is because they don't have to worry about the fulhorst our everything is legit legit legit stock. Yeah Yeah exactly. Yeah you yeah you take the money out of the equation terms of car set up in everything too like you. Don't have your fool. Hendrick car going against like this car that somebody bought at a yard sale. Everybody stuff legitimately the same so I thought it was a great fun and I thought I had a feeling that it was going to be more exciting than watching the actual homestead race. And I think that's probably there's probably GonNa be the case this weekend to would think so you know although I wonder what Eddie gossage would have done for this. What's he going to do for this one? Just because of the fact that it is as gimmicky as possible will he gimmicky up more via via satellite. Yeah it's too bad like if if there were some other reason they couldn't do the race or you know he would have had that giant screen. Just you know with somebody's he that's maybe that's what he's GonNa do. Maybe if there's a driver in Texas or that can get the taxes. He'll put them in front of that giant effing screen just with a little desk in a wheel and they'll be great. You're right in his out trying to play. Oh man and then people watch too. I watch on F S One. I didn't watch online. But they actually got ratings. They got a three. And obviously. That's that's nothing. In terms of the grand scheme of things usually NASCAR races in the twos but nine hundred in three thousand people again. Usually you're looking at between two and four million but nine hundred and three thousand people watched a video game thirty five guys from random parts of NASCAR play a video game for an hour and a half on F S One. It was the highest rated East sports event. Ever in the history of mankind I think this numbers would have been higher if there was any promotion at all. Yeah this was a very word of mouth race totally because it came together so quick. I think it came together. I want to say on a Tuesday or Wednesday and everything got into motion and and here we are now. It's going to be you know going forward. It's going to be bigger and people actually know about and it's being promoted more. I wonder what the numbers are going to be after that. Oh yeah because I mean the the filler. That NASCAR has done in terms of these races. I mean with his Irish and then on the main channel on Main Fox they had the nineteen eighty-six Richmond race going on which was pretty awesome to see the original broadcast of the guy's going around and the fake Standings board that they had in the broadcast booth. That was pretty fun to watch but I mean the the options they have now with all this. It's they should be doing real good and this this will. I will have to say we'll up. Is this when they actually get back to real racing? Yeah yeah I I think it will help. And especially this week because in conjunction with the announcement that they're gonNA detects this and having the press conference with the teleconference with Clint Boyer. They did confirm going to be on the big network. Yeah that's going to be on the big market and SIMULCAST ON FM one. Just in case you don't have facts. They I mean. I guess for people like me who who had slaying didn't have live coverage a live Fox. That's cool because you have efforts one but it seems kind of to me. Yeah they'll definitely do over a million that's for sure. Oh yeah no absolutely. And I don't know I just don't have any numbers or frame of reference for it but my guess is this is probably going to be the first time that an e sports event is being shown on one of the major broadcast networks like on the real channel as opposed on cable. Yeah no it is because I know. Espn does a lot of east sports stuff when they're on main ESPN but for a broadcast network NBC ABC. I think this is the first one man and and it definitely is going to be the highest rate of one ever. Because I can't imagine it not out doing what happened last weekend especially considering the network making it more accessible to more people and the fact that NASCAR actually is you know in their typical NASCAR away. Oh Way people actually like that and then they just throttled burn everybody out on it right away which I find with. That's like that it happened that way. Yeah no no and I'm okay with that too and that's the best part about it. Is that by the time we get sick of this by the time the novelty wears off. Hopefully it's going to be time to go back road racing again exactly so so. It's like the perfect thing just short quick to the Point Fund interesting and and the best part is that it doesn't really count for anything. So guys can be a little bit more aggressive by the way. I was rooting. Big Time for Timmy. In those closing laps I want Maryland. Guy To win the Freedom Race Maryland. Got A guy who doesn't get much pub in terms of any sales So and I also like the guys bring in sponsors for this event to. I saw lose a John. Hunter Nemechek brought on a sponsor just for the Texas race really and and of course. Junior had a sponsor special sponsor on the car the filter time. Yeah Yeah which. I think it's a it's a blake cock cokes lake cooks. Oh so yeah and you see. Something else was at lea- filter before yeah. Yeah something like that. I can't remember but yet remember. He had that company. So excuse me Gosh now back away back way just coughed but Yeah so it's awesome. They're going to do the again this week. Some and not only could it be good for sports coverage in general. But like you said. I think that there is a chance that they're going to be some people who check this out because it's a video game event and their individual game. They watch it and they find that fun answer like either they go on. I racing incentive Ri- racing or better yet. They're like well. Maybe when the real racing comes back on I sat down to watch one. And it's one of those things where it's not. There's not these convoluted rules like you have with like or or legal legends or some of these like strategy based games like racing circles and the fastest one wins an along the same lines. No CRAZY REGULAR NASCAR roles in ages. There were no stages segments there. Were no like crazy. Pitstop rules nothing school. I actually like the pit stops are fun to watch just because there's no nobody going up but you see the car still getting jacked up right. I do and the resets are good too. I like the idea of the resets because especially when you know you got a bunch of guys who this first time they might be doing it but but yeah at the end of the race. I actually thought to myself. Maybe they should do all NASCAR like this. Maybe the the regular I loved ensure NASCAR fashion. They went over time. Of course they had to. Yes when they when they did the invocation the anthem. I literally thought to myself. I'm like yeah they're not. They're not reaching the weird part about it. They said they made an announcement. Whether like off your tuning in for horse racing today or something like that That that starting over on F s three and. I'm like what is going on like literally. What event are these people? Having to go to F s three four. Nothing is happening event. Wise World Right now so I don't know are they? Running horses just like by themselves for bedroom for betting purposes are running horses by themselves. The horses can't get it. Yeah exactly the horses can't get as they should run the horse race without jockeys. Because you know they'd be within six feet of one another and then Then everybody has to stand at the off track betting sites you know six seven feet apart and they can make their bets and then you make money. Well let's be honest. Anybody who's ever been to betting parlor for horses as genuine been able to run a virus. Exactly it is not a happy place by the way at new egg you can buy. You can buy yourself a A A G nine twenty racing wheel for two ninety four. Oh that's a little bit better. Do you think anything get in here before next year. Therein lies the hook. I do not know. People are probably jacking. The prices on those things right now. Do you think they probably sell them more? I don't know I wonder that's that'd be good. That'd be a good question to ask if this like in the future if this had any and even even the talk of the I. Raising people if this had any bump to their service as well. Yeah more people were trying to get onto the service that way. I think that would be a very interesting thing to look down the line. I did Look at their site by the way it checked out their site and obviously and wisely they're doing like a fifty percent off thing right now. If you sign up for like a year or two years you get fifty percent off the regular price and because I wonder what the regular price was about a hundred bucks a year normally and they're doing like two year Ed Hundred Bucks so fifty bucks a year. I mean that's probably pretty good entertainment. Although from what I understand like that gets you in the door right and then you can start like with the beginner class. And you're driving around like trying to prove that you're not gonNA wreck everybody and then when you start to move up. There are things that you need like cars and stuff that you need and then you end up having to buy those as well. So if you're thinking about doing it definitely dear research I because there are other places. Yeah I mean there are other online games that you can buy just race. You know so. Yeah but it's one of those things where that's that's actually not a bad price. No two year membership being two hundred bucks like a hundred one hundred yes bad or more with fifty percent off the new really good You know so yeah. That's actually a really good but I don't have the money to do this so I would love to. It's you know it's not just the money though it's to be good. It's time I mean God. It just logged tons and tons of laps and you got to be available to race series and stuff like that and I mean there are people that do it online and the tweet chat and everything and they make money off of it. People watching them and stuff but But you gotTA dedicate lot of freaking time. Yeah you know it. Can we go back to college? And being slackers. I think this was his corona virus is doing right. We're all trying to start twitch channels. Bu but which by the way okay since she said that and we hardly have anything else to talk about so we can go and let us. Yeah Right now anyway. You know. It's funny because for the day job. I gotta go to the radio station and Everybody all these artists. I keep getting emails from people about. Oh this going to do this. This artists going to do that. And the you know they're gonNA have a performance online and they're going to They're gonNA do like a chat room and but most of them performances online and so go to youtube good instagram and they have like this like five dollars like potato phone like this flip phone from nineteen seventy five and they're filming themselves on the flip phone and then they get out there. Kristie Qatar and they play a couple of things and they put it up. And everybody's like Oh my gosh the best thing ever I mean my favorite star like put up this thing and they're all proud of themselves. Hey I did something from my house. I'd put something on the Internet. You can watch it for free. I'm like we do that every week. Exactly it's called the podcast. Everybody like if you're proud of yourself for doing one. Try doing this crap for twenty years fresh with nothing going on especially with nothing going on. It's funny 'cause I hearken back to win the two thousand four O. Five lockout of the hockey season happened. I'm just like yeah. There's no NHL Hockey but there are still other hockey going on. We gotTA talk about But now there's nothing man we have. Just we have Somehow Lake. We've done two shows since The NHL has postponed their season and we somehow managed to do two hours each week with it really so we were wedged in somehow someway. Have those guys delved into the idea of doing Online Games We it's funny because we talked about this because NHL teams are actually simulating on NHL. Twenty Games that they would have like the capitals are doing it. They did it a few days ago and I think they're doing it again tonight. There we go because because Monumental sports has like an East sports branch of their company. I'm so teams are actually doing this and and it happened. You know sitting games on. Nhl Tooth Twenty twenty even though it's dog shit game by I mean they're actually doing this in a big way and actually get into it. Whether for for me personally. I've I've thought about it but again it's like you said that it's the time going without having the right tools making sure it doesn't look like garbage Which is a huge thing But yeah I mean it's a situation. Where could it happen? Maybe Jack but but our boy johnny peas out there by mere advisors and taking pictures of birds. He still shockingly enough he is. He's working from home because they say he does not have the good lung capacity. Who Work in a hospital. Like yeah no crap. Because I haven't had good lung since I was eight. So and he's very small so surface area is going to be smaller there too exactly. So I mean he's He's got a lot is going to be compacted if he gets the thing it's going to spread. I've thought about it but at the same time just like you know the tools that I would do because I don't have anything higher than A. PS three. Like I got a I got a game cube. I got A. PS three. I got A. PS one. And I think that's it. What about the PC. Can you not do it on the PC? I you know I don't I I'd have to get like a big controller and then I won't want to desktop because the the the rams situations stuff like that I got could just matter getting you controller actually at that point it. Just just buy one off a Amazon. It'll be there in three months. Hiv here by the time. I'm able to go to Walmart. Actually what I'll do is just buy it from best. Buy and pick it up curbside delivery. I was trying to do that for a wheel to shop for wheel to and the frigging best buy. We only have one. No you know what we have to. I take that back. We have to around us and neither of them have anything in stock. I'm like good job guys. Good job shame because they do have game game pads though so if we want to do a hockey thing can I what I've it's I'm calling with it? I'm starting to toy with it more and more just because I'm like I need something to feel like I'm doing something and I also wanted to put off writing this book that I wanted to break for years to add to it. Please please tell me. It's a book about broadcast. Monsters Dot Com God. Now I want to. I actually funny thing is i. Could I could write a whole thing. About what the pot? How the PODCAST? Podcasting and get started in a big way. Exactly exactly we went back to before it was called that what we should do is we should get the band back together and do a mockumentary. We could and take Sean back to go back to the To the garage. Well we actually dig kind of a mockumentary like in life. Yeah radio what we did. There wouldn't be too much of a need to embellish is what I'm trying to say now especially when you're talking about the serious about what really venture you're going to have to lead the way on that because your way younger than you remember the ship way better than I can so yeah no like honestly the story broadcast monsters would be a wonderful. It really would be in all honesty it really would be man. God What else do we have the tobacco? Yeah so we've got seven races as of right now. We've got seven races to makeup if no more postponed in. May but along those same lines. I mean we're starting to see a big concerts. That are being that were scheduled. June being canceled the Olympics are now postponed until an unspecified date in the future or August. Twenty twenty one as well. Yeah before. August twenty twenty one so sometime between now and next year late next year and The twenty four hours of Lama has been postponed or cancelled. I guess it is and that's in June. Actually it's been postponed. Run it later in the year. That's in June so now we're starting to see events pushing all the way back in June. I don't know if that's necessarily going to affect NASCAR's plan to get back to racing in. May though I think it really all matters what happens in April because of two things Number one you don't have to race with with fans in the stands so they could still run the race and because it's on TV. You know then they would have some outlet for it. I'm and then. The big thing is the status teams. Because I didn't put it on the list but there was somebody for one of I believe. The truck teams The tested positive that was at Atlanta when all of the teams were in Atlanta expecting to run that race that then eventually got cancelled. And so just that fear alone may be enough to have. Nascar say fans or not. We're going push things back further until we know everything's okay so there may be more than seven racists that we make up right and. I think we could be pushing that. Yeah Yeah I mean I think probably looking mid June unfortunately which means that the that would have four more to it so eleven maybe even a couple more beyond that so you're looking at like twelve thirteen races that need to be made up and because of that. Nascar is looking at a couple of different options on how they're gonNA make up the races The most interesting in this did not come from Nascar. I believe Adam. Stern tweeted it. But it did not come from NASCAR source. It came from In Indianapolis Motor speedway source that apparently of from the captain's n. He's thinking from Roger Penske's and he's thinking that if the indy five hundred has to be postponed that his first choice is to move it to July fourth weekend which would be the same weekend as Nascar weekend and then doing a double header. I think I mean you could look at that and say with that stupid. Because you're gonNA I mean it's two major events that on their own would sell tickets. Would you put them together In all honesty I think the move would be brilliant. I think it would be the best move that Roger Penske can make yes he might be giving up the idea of selling. What thirty thousand tickets in the NASCAR RACE MAX? But because of that. You're giving the indy. Five hundred crowd the show up and now you've got a raise for both series in front of a fool Arena in front of a full stadium in that place is so cavernous that I think the optics of it plus just the pop of having both of those major events the same weekend on July fourth weekend. I think it was would be a massively smart thing to do. What better way to get America back on it than two big races like that. Yeah honestly that's that's the thing you WanNa talk about a defining moment in racing in terms of America. It's it's Dale. Junior went in the first race after nine eleven. Yeah and it's and it's this right here you know I mean. I don't see how that is not a win win. And if I were Roger. Penske even if. I'm a little bit confident. Even if I'm optimistic. That the indy five hundreds can happen on the correct weekend. I just go ahead and proactively postponent July fourth weekend anyway. Yeah no I think you have to like you. Have you have to be because then it gets it gives it gives you more of an incentive to put it this way? I mean like hey I m because then you don't have to postpone it twice. Yeah exactly so that way. You're just like ads. It's fine exactly and You know I it just would be such a massive event and cross promotion between the two series and the fans of the two series and so often so often you end up with open-wheel people looking down their nose at at Stockcar people in stock car fans you know looking down their nose at indycar people and You know they to bring everybody together like that. I think would be be awesome for the fans to to get a taste of the other types of racing. But it's just me in that instance. I would think that there's no way you could do it other than to bump the brickyard back to Saturday. And then have the indy five hundred Sunday. Nice because you you can't you can't you know you can't make the indy five hundred the second fiddle in that you know. I mean it's got it's got to be the top dog in exactly exactly another idea double header weekends And the idea here is that you know we're going basically doing a pocono style so you know we're going to Texas we're going to do Dojo Texas. Now here's thing and that's because The person who tweeted this doesn't wouldn't think about what Nascar previously said Double header weekends. I think could work but I actually think that there will be very few scenarios where there will be feasible because NASCAR came out and said right when the cancellation started. The postponement started that. They didn't want to do a double header. They wanted to get all of the non-playoff races out of the way. First before they did the final ten and so for any of those ten tracks which is the majority of the tracks you know not the majority of his probably about half the tracks and series and a little less than that That four those ten tracks. You can't have a double header weekend because you can't go to Phoenix at the end of the year and be like okay well before we run the championship. We're going to run. You know the first Phoenix Race. Although it's kind of a moot points are done But but own Talladega Bristol any of these places taxes for that matter. The you can't go and say okay. We're going to run doubleheader Texas. The first one is not a playoff race. But the second one is you know so there's only a couple of tracks where they could legitimately have a double-header when you think about the races that could be missed and then the opportunities make them up before the playoffs are. The tracks are coming back around before the Plus Michigan will be go on the first Michigan. Got Postponed Then always the second. I can't even remember what's in the playoffs this year after they juggled the schedule but But back to the matters. I think that that is an idea and it will be fine. I'd be fine with it but I don't think it'll be many tracks that would lend itself to a double header because of the whole playoff situation. Yeah that's where you really get to bog down as as what? What's the playoff? What's not a playoff to shuffle up the playoffs this year? Just because Extenuating circumstances good. I think you can invoke that. Hey listen the stuff went crazy. And and they may have to if depending on how long postponements go on because they might end up in the situation where they have to push the end of the season back and you can't. It can't be late November early December. And you know you're going to New Hampshire or some crap like that you know so he did. Yeah he's like we did so I mean you. May they may have to change things around just because of weather Where temperatures but then. This is the third option that they were discussing and apparently they're very seriously discussing this and that's midweek races. So you know you're heading you know from your head and from Talladega to you know to Dover and say stop and do a race in Charlotte and in the middle of the week so they would consider running a race Wednesday and then heading to another place and doing another one Sunday I would think this would be the best way to take care of playoff tracks. That may get missed. Because you're just looping back in as you're going through you know the area anyway you don't have to do the double header on your playoff weekend. This I mean they've been kicking around the idea to midweek races anyway. It's perfect excuse. Tested out and if it doesn't work then you say well. Never GonNa do that again. But there's Kinda no harm no foul here because they're such unique situation. Nobody's GonNa you know. Get down on them too much. If they run a Wednesday race and ends up being a you know a total dud. Yeah I it's one of those things like well. We couldn't had it after all. So guess what we still have. Some have a prophet You GotTa race and we filed our contracts degree or your contracts. You're up next year anyway. So what do you want to get the same thing they can say it's like listen? Everyone's contract sir. You follow our rules now and what we say or else next year ain't gonNA be exactly as possibility they will do that. But Eh safety like that but I think they should with little snap his well obviously but but yeah. I think it's a good way to test out the whole midweek race idea without a whole lot of risk involved. I mean you know at this point. Yeah anything anything anything to exhaust every resource you can think of and the only other thing I've done here is a story. I found where apparently NASCAR is Doing pay cuts so Executives get a twenty five percent pay-cut for the time being and regular employees and this is part of the bums me out regular employees. Your regular run of the MILL NASCAR staff twenty percent pay-cut until things are back to normal. Don't understand they say they're gonNA run all thirty six races. Which means they're going to get the TV money for thirty six races and let's face it. Nascar is worth billions of dollars with a B. This isn't the MOM and pop store down to the corner. I think that they could probably afford to pay their people that extra nine executives on care about the regular April that extra twenty percent. Well are they going four day workweeks to maybe? Maybe they are. If that's the case then I can understand why they're doing they're doing twenty percent because you're also in this instance and and as you said that as I was you know we talked off the air beforehand about our situation with with our our works Like I'm like okay. Yeah twenty you know. You're you're losing your. They're giving a four day workweeks. They're taking twenty percent off okay. It's like you're not working today but you're not burning vacation time either to true true so I mean it's you'll get you'll get that back somehow but again you're right. They should be able to front the money for these people but this is. We can't make money of that wing but it's you know it seems you're not wrong most let's be on. You're not wrong in this but I wonder now and you mentioned something. I didn't even think about in terms of getting the money. How much does this help Fox with that deal? They're taking on these erasing. Oh my gosh the especially if they get all thirty six races in this is all bonus time for them is bonus money. This is huge for them. And that's another thing with with going back like what what coverage is considered Fox's coverage now because sitter NBC's coverage now yeah. Yeah because if they have to push if they're doing a double header that's really where it becomes more becomes more difficult because if they're doing a double header for something in the first half of the season he'll go back into that race track of the second half of the season. Then you're right. Who does get the WHO gets the broadcast for that so they both have to show up. I doubt that's going to happen. The pick teams exactly or do they. Just you know share the money or one has to pay the other one or something like that. I don't know I don't know that's why I think the mid we and even with midweek races like if they can't fit in those midweek races until after the crossover point then my guess is I mean Fox is going to have other programming that they've already lined up and they're gonNA look all their crap out and set it up when you know all those people have been assigned to other tasks sure so. Yeah I don't know how they're going to figure that out. The only thing I can think is that if NBC gets extra races that maybe those contracts somehow get shifted over the the advertising contracts from before you shifted over to NBC then NBC has to kind of Pay Fox back for it. I don't Know Yeah. It's it's that's an interesting situation in terms of the multimedia is access to it. Yeah so yeah. That's something that's definitely GonNa have to be figured out. I'm sure that NASCAR. Well I guess I shouldn't say I'm sure that NASCAR is thought about that. They probably not probably probably. They're probably GONNA listen to this show and it's like oh no none. Johnson news the only Nascar Listener Eastern listening number. Four he's going to call them up and be like guys There's something we hadn't thought about you guys hadn't thought about here we'll PROB- problem is its stability in the podcast Israel. He's all in an office on and off like he doesn't computer can't log onto the show so I'll check his. Ira saying I'm looking right now. I know yeah the too funny things about the about the number one Jimmy Johnson like you said is computer stopped early on in the race and he went like nine laps down because of it. That's number one and number two. I read somewhere that the only reason that Ryan Blaney didn't participate is because his Internet where he lives isn't fast enough to run I racing. That's that's a good reason. I mean I know but these people make tons of money but if they're if they're not but here's the thing they're always on the road I guess and like the last thing they're going to do is go at home and and most of them go at home and play video games. Yeah so I mean it's not like Ryan bleeding has a family basically. It's a bachelor pad and I can see why he wouldn't want to invest money especially if he's got four. Go on his cellphone. Even pay the cell phone bill for extra going over extra data which speaking of I cannot wait for five G. Dude Man. I want to get five G. Modem residential five G. Modem here so badly dumped the cable company. I shouldn't say that loud because they'll probably just shut off the show right now. That's why no one's listening so apparently while we're doing the show here Roger Penske was listening. Because we're not broadcasting this live so that's the that's the kind of considering it is a little concerning to me. I think that spectrum. Oh Gosh now I just said. The name of the company Cable Company had something to do but but so literally just announced apparently Roger Penske liked our idea kind of because he has already postponed. Not The indy. Five hundred but he decided to postpone the in the road course race which was originally scheduled for May ninth. That has already been moved to July fourth weekend. There will absolutely be an INDYCAR NASCAR DOUBLEHEADER. I would think in that case that NASCAR will get top billing because it's the brickyard where within the cards just the you know the Infield road course. That's not not exactly I. I think that that is Owen then then. They've already moved to the Indianapolis five hundred. That's going from twenty four to August twenty third. Ooh Yeah I you know. I think they missed opportunity there. I think they've missed an opportunity. Yeah I they miss an opportunity but again it's one of those things where it's A. You're not postponing again. If it keeps prolonged Oh and they are going to run it on the Saturday. So that means that means that the xfinity series and Indycar both running on the same enfield brokers the same day interesting At least that makes things a little interesting. Yeah but I still. I still think the best thing to have done would have been to have the Xfinity road course on Saturday. Followed by the brickyard. Four hundred on Saturday on the oval and then Sunday indy-500 that would have been epic for July Fourth Weekend. Yeah been great but I'll still take this because it's still going to help and my guess this is. My guess is that Roger. Penske was like well indy. Five hundred is pretty much going to sell out anyway. The In the road course race probably not going to sell out and obviously NASCAR race isn't going to sell out so we take you know. Thirty thirty five thousand people for the indy recourse. We thirty thirty five thousand people for the NASCAR is putting together now. We have pretty good looking crowd for the weekend if everybody come if everybody comes out for every race exact and there and therein lies the hook. I would've gone. I think I would have been tempted to do the Indycar race and the Cup race on the same day. It's just you have to start pretty early as the only problem there. Yeah absolutely. I don't think they have lights It'd be that great big place to light so we. I think we've done it. Oh wait we gotta do picks we do. Yeah we'll have paint scheme preview but we had to pick so last week man. I'm bummed out about last week Hang on let me look at the Because you finish thirty. Four William Byron was looking great. He was looking awesome share then got himself in all kinds of trouble. Never recover from it. I'm assuming the fact that he finished even below Jimmy Johnson that he basically ran Outta resets. Yeah thirty four next to last I picked Parker Cleaner and he finished thirteenth. Still Kick my ass. Yeah I was loving life at the beginning man. We got this thing in the bag. Now nothing I know so now that we all have had a chance to kind of see how things are going to work out. It's time to do the picks again this time for for Texas for Teha. Tejas got only get to go first on this one. Because y'all I know yeah Man You know what it is. Texas and and boy. It's tough There are a lot of guys who did a really good job there but I think that experience and the will to the desire to To get back for Miami is is that that's making me lean toward junior. So I'll take I'll take junior on this one Dale's Union. How Weird is that? I just picked Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a cup race well kind of Capris. Yeah in two thousand twenty. Twenty twenty was the last time either of US had the opportunity to pick junior to win a cup race. Very bizarre boy. Oh Blatant Berto. I am going to trying to think. Yeah because I don't Wanna I don't WanNa go all in on the guys who were Kinda Schmidt who were really good Because I'm like Oh everyone's caught up to him now right well. That's the thing is there's a whole new level of uncertainty because language should know who was GonNa do what so we pick the guys who were familiar with I racing? Well we don't know now. Is the guys that were familiar. Have they been would shedding all week long? Getting better and better better. I'M GONNA go with the guy who was the funniest on twitter last week during the race. And that's Bowman Oh yeah with. The dogs was hilarious dogs and everything like that. That was pretty fun going. Yeah we did it so yeah so I mean there's I don't think there's a reason episode. Oh side that could be is anthony. Alfredo going to run the race. He should should he or shouldn't he should not exactly let's be honest he should not run that race side that is. Can Anybody name a race? That Anthony Alfredo has run into real life right. Are we sure? He's real sounds like a career. I created driver on NASCAR fourth. I honestly had never heard his name before the before last week. But just how little we pay attention to the X. series to he's run let's see here. He's run no well. He ran article that was his first ever xfinity race. Jesus that was it. So he's Rome one x rays and in the truck series from one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen races all of those last year. So it's understandable sure. It's understandable. What do you think he'd be more inept in-depth with the The Internet racing. Yeah Yeah I know. He's only twenty years old right. Yeah he should be all over that weird he's might not be spills he's my underdog he's my underdog now. I think he's everyone's underdog. Yeah we we do it over under on him. I can set the over under Twenty Eight ooh twenty eight on the over under Anthony. Alfredo twenty-eight realizing that some guys are gonNA run OUTTA resets again. There's only one reset this week by the way really all. I think they should do to now. I think one's fine because you can get get guys who just like no. Let's not let's not. Why are we? Why are we doing this? Why we resentenced. You think they'll just run into each other. Yeah I think so. I WANNA go over okay. Finish finish wait was over. Finished better or worse over would be finishing worse so over. Twenty eight yeah author of a hostile takeover. Okay I'll take the under on that and then we'll see what we got on the Straw. Friday crispy doesn't run. Nobody wins with because he hasn't finished at all. Yeah exactly it's a push in them. We everybody gets their money back. We start again next week so that means they should come back next week. We'll talk about the race. 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United States begin broadcasting anti-castro propaganda in Cuba. Oh good for them. Yeah that worked. They worked at a lot There's just a lot of massacres. Here is definitely not a great day or anything. Oh my God. Yeah how pope We'll finish up Pope Clement. The fifth impose excommunication interdiction on Venice in general prohibition of all commercial intercourse with Venice and has Which had seized on Ferrara a paper a Papal Fade them. Don't know what that means. So you guys. That's your homework assignment. After watching the race figure out. What the hell does he just said? Tell me tell me what I said was actually English. Words was actually somewhat Latin. Guys enjoy the I racing enjoy your quarantine and self Self assessment or self imposing. Don't touch people within six feet. Don't do it exactly I'M GONNA go to a hospital with him. Where working close quarters six inches from people. So there you guys. You guys have a great time. 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08-09-19 NASCAR America Fan Friday

NASCAR America

46:49 min | 1 year ago

08-09-19 NASCAR America Fan Friday

"Welcome to the irish hills of michigan for a nascar america fan friday here. We are to vary eventful qualifying session. We have a busy show for you. Guys coming up today. Brian kozlowski jimmy johnson matt benedito chris butcher and eric jones and of course i the fans the infield at michigan international speedway always lively in a lot of fun. It's a nascar america from fan friday coming at you now <music> guys welcome in a beautiful day here in the irish of michigan marty schneider steel del jared and jeff burton join you for a nascar america fan friday and tell you what guys qualifying session was fun i mean and kept seeming meaning as it went on another guy atop another guy and then the last guy goes out brand kazlauskiene wins the pole. Yeah i think the question was who would find something from practice. There are so many cars. I don't think we expect it in the speeds compared to the first time here. We're talking over half a second faster in the poll that just shows this was a non impound. Give those crew chiefs cars and say hey run. Whatever whatever set up you want to make a faster for one yeah the drivers like that too if you can have that car set up just for that one lap instead of having to try to go out and take a ray setup and go as fast as you possibly can with just a few adjustments there incredible at what we watch. They're just as the speeds continued to get a little bit better there but i don't think anybody was surprised at the car that ended up in driver <unk> oscar winning the pole and there is walking to our set. We'll have him on the set in mere moments two hundred one hundred ninety miles an hour for him steve but i have to the team that impressed me. The most was motorsports. I mean we talked about them this. They were a second off this morning. How did they find a second qualify up in the top five when the nine made his first lap but i thought it was going to be a bad day for the nine car as you mentioned one second off that is light years when it comes to nascar racing and a two mile racetrack. I haven't talked to allen gusts in the garage area. He said it's it's been a struggle. We're not bad. We're just too slow. We've made some changes but i think he played a pretty good handle poker because i was still concerned form and and i don't think he had any reason to be concerned improving greatly early in their qualifying round yeah and they've made great strides throughout this entire year and i think that was probably something that they came here. Maybe with one idea and made some changes because there's not a ton you can do but i think they knew exactly where they needed to go if they didn't have the speed that they were looking for but they found that in qualifying see if that translates into some good race cars formal sunday so we mentioned one hundred ninety miles our qualifying d._j. But when you get into the race and your wide open as long as he's drivers are how much of a challenge is the race of. They're gonna a face on sunday. Yeah becomes more of a challenge than when they were running around here a little over two hundred miles per hour. You're backing out of the gas and let nicole role for a while. You just have to hustle these car for so much anymore and if you're going to get speed out of them they can't be what a driver would like to feel which would be a little bit of a tug on the wheel as you go through the corner you just that describes rubs off too much now and so you have to drive these things on the edge all the time and a pack of cars where the air is just knocking you around and i think that's the biggest issue these drivers average face yeah when i talked to kuchis on what the goal is tomorrow in race practice the concern is they don't know because you could go out there and it's so circumstantial you can be in one pack of cards and your cars. There's a little tight the same setup two laps later in a different area of the race track behind a different group of cars can be loose so a lot of it is a big educated guess on how much downforce you need for sunday day how comfortable your driver can be and as d._j. Said he can't be too comfortable. He's too comfortable by itself is going to be nowhere near close enough to get a pack so he talked about the fact that this is a non impound weekend weekend they get practice tomorrow and then they'll get tech the cars before the race on sunday and everybody talking about the cars being more trimmed out help us understand at home steve what that means for these guys and what it it allows him because it's a non impound weakened and went the speech we saw today or the best thing understands. It's an qualify what you race for a setup which means no changes. You just have to hope your race. They said it was pretty good by itself. A qualifying you could change everything you could change the height of the car that big spoiler on the deck lead. It's kinda like sticking your hand out the window of your car driving down the the highway. It's sixty miles an hour. You feel the pressure of your hand. We'll put it down behind the rear view mirror. There's no more pressure on the hand anymore. That's what these kuchis are trying to do the trying to drop the car out of the wind hide that spoiler that helps the top speed but takes away downforce of course it's a nascar america fan friday so we want to hear from you. Guys on twitter hit us up with the hashtag nascar fan and friday. We want to answer your questions during the show today. The fans are here. The infield packed at michigan as it always is and this guy the man on the pole just moments ago. Bratkowski joins us next on nascar america my track myron in iran quarter mitch and waterford hills. I've considered that my local track when i was real young and when i was okay kind of making my way through the amateur levels i would consider track in flemish auto city. Speedway is mile trek the first race after running amateur level. I remember showing up and right before the race started. I was so nervous. I grew up for probably thirty minutes straight. Don't know how are raeside zero energy but my nerves were just like shot at that time. I felt like like my whole life was online 'cause i knew i wanted to race car driver. Probably my greatest memory is traveling with my family to different racetracks family owned a truck team that competed with the guy running terry cook and he sat on the pole won a race and that was on friday in indianapolis and then driving back all through the night to get the detroit you know some six seven hour drive and then running my loan next day and winning the race and it was just this great feeling victory having won as a crew member helping my family's race team and having one driver the next day is just really special <music> all the drivers getting behind my track. My roots including the pole sitter here at michigan brand kazlauskiene seeing that what kind of memories are folks you. When you watch the highlights of you in the beginning days. I was hoping some of those pictures and footage didn't exactly come on that. I wonder what else they've got. Hey that was a really special time and and i think <hes> this is a great series that <hes> n._b._c. does because <hes> you know a lot of racing is the local not everybody can be at the nascar level the cup series level and there's so many great competitors out there at the local level and <hes>. It's pretty amazing to see him go. It's a little go kart track the other day and <hes> you go to the go kart track near the cup driving. You're going to be great and they were there. Was this guy who just annihilate me. Okay i left there and i was. I was telling a friend who said never underestimate the strength of a local racer who runs that track every day and and they're just darn good number at the go kart track but nobody has your number today from the i lab the i lab on the race track you set the market continued to improve it. Just how good is that number number two thirty yeah. We unloaded really fast with a discount tire ford stevie. I think <hes> nepal from the team did a great job and i was a little bit nervous here. In qualifying united clouds were coming in and out and <hes> you. We ran <hes> a thirty seven ninety something in practice. I thought we'd runabout that. Maybe a little bit slower because of the weather being a little hotter and i saw harvard go out really a few cars before me and ran that eighty and i was like oh yeah and then <hes> did our lap and it was it was looking good but i didn't really think it was gonna be a low weighty and you know the great thing about these cars now with the dashboard is they give your lap times. You don't have to wait for the ask you looked down and saw it on my on my screen thank you i was having the big one but now it was certainly a good lap like you said the team loaded with great car and feel like he'd get to drive yeah. It's always better to be able to see that then the crew chief not speaking up because you know you terrible right it used to be before these these dashboards in the car coaster one and two and you'd be slowing down and nobody's saying anything bad brat. Everybody knows and and has talked for years how important this is from a manufacturer standpoint of winning the race here but being from this state or does that mean to someone like yourself. Well you know this race here era and much like most racecars tell you any race. That's in your hometown your home track. It's your daytona five hundred <hes> you put the same pressure on yourself and you feel it <hes> from the community of friends and family that comes into the race with you and so you wanna you wanna win your daytona five. You wanna win the daytona five hundred to you. You know how that is. You wanted a couple of times but <hes> in we've we've been close here d._j. <hes> we we've had cars capable of winning and i've made a small mistake where we haven't executed quite right though somewhere online then vice versa we've executed perfectly done everything right and just not been fast but we haven't done everything together and because we have a lot of top prize a lot of top ten's here <hes> <hes> quite a bit of second-place finishes but not that when we really want so hopefully this is the weekend. Was there a time in your career where you put too much pressure on yourself. When you came absolutely and and i you know some would probably say i still do on my team but <hes> the the first few races here. You know what i have a stomach ache before the race that pressure on yourself well so tickets inside inside team penske. Joey logano comes here. Rates ago leads one hundred and sixty three laps. Obviously they had it working that day. How do you wolf go back after that ray see what you i did see what they did to show up and be so good like you today but first off. I thought we were really good in that race. We had drove up to second place <hes> with about seventy or eighty to go and and pitted with joe and we had a pit road penalty lost a lap with but i thought we were in position to to have a shot at winning the race if it's going to be a great battle with my teammate joe ghana <hes> but with that said it it fell apart with a pit road penalty but <hes> we recovered instill finished fifth or sixth so we got a decent finish out of this race <hes> <hes> you can't make any mistakes much like most racetracks. You can't make any mistakes can't lose your track position. It's too hard to get it back. <hes> and you got a fast car. You've got to be flawless so oh i think <hes> there's a lot of big unknowns here stevie with the p._j. One i wanted to it seems to be really high in kind of outside the group of what i would expect this to race but in three reinforced right on the edge of it and if that comes in that's really going to mix the race out by the way congratulations big news for team penske this week discount tire coming back. You're not grooming them for the future to sponsor scarlet argue video. Maybe driving the truck already so i took her to the car and you go pro tracking in north carolina. Oh she loves it. She loves it when i'm holding she does not like going fast okay so we we have the power wheels. You know the fast slow mode first thing she does when she gets inputs and put on slow mode. She says dan i wanna drive slow so we'll we'll say she's a very responsible driver. Let me tell you much corresponds with maybe i took her to the go kart track to watch paul wilson cayden race and i said do you wanna go kart one day said nope and then she came back two days later and she said well dad maybe if it's pink and has sparkles glitter on it so i found who knows times times are changing. The good news is the slow boat is way way more affordable the affordable in the slum guys no yeah no trust guys exactly so congratulations on the poll big week for you guys and much luck on sunday okay very much looking looking forward to the race in appreciate it guys governor store somewhere in this massey humanity in the infield is jeff burton. I don't know where burton's gotten off to a believe what turn to that where you are jeff. No i'm not yes. That's where it all starts to get ready tradition here michigan national see where i wanna show you. Here's a cup garage but every year when you come to michigan these guys lined up and this is where they all they all get an opportunity to come and get their driver's autographs. They all all the drivers stop kamrul. He's down there join the gado. I just came through here a little bit ago. Where are you guys from. Where are you from from grass lake michigan help you come about twenty minutes from here forty minutes. But how often have you been here. I'm on every single time to m._i._s. Every time you should be out autographs by now so this is this is part of the tradition of the voter lots right there the driver motor home lot so all the drivers walk into the garage every morning coming in and these guys know it and they've learned if they hang out here but they're going to get an autograph. The drivers are awesome. They all autographs part of coming to michigan. This is just a tradition for as long as i can remember burden. You must sign way back on the other side and that look. There's a driver an autograph right now eric how merola signing autographs for the fans pretty cool moment here at michigan when we come back young man named jimmy johnson. He's won a couple of championships. He'll join us here on an oscar america fan friday beautiful day for michigan international speedway. Stay tuned. That's a milestone stone win. The king of the road real thick closer has closed the deal with the crowd on their feet eight. Justin haley has won. His first monster. Energy cup series race for real win number. Five comartin junior wins for the third time here in northern california like alex. Well well win chicago. Kevin harvick has one again here at new hampshire it. It has been a crazy summer stretch nine races nine different faces in victory lane and that steve has led to this check out the cut line for the playoffs seven in time champ on that cutline yeah. The pressure is building for sure only a few weeks away. You mentioned the seven time champ. We'll come join us jimmy. That's really my question so i have. I've seen you win a championship in the heads up format and the format before this you have felt all the pressure i want to know where does that. Stack up versus the pressure of these upcoming players yeah the pressures intense stare. I mean our opportunity to win. An eighth all depends on these next few weeks if obviously if you're not in that playoff eligibility you're out so our season and is on the line right now with these next four weeks so as i look at the first fifteen years of your career and how you went about winning seven championships and winning all of these races and everything okay. How has the racing change. That's what you have to do weekend and week out now yeah. That's a great question you know so well from being out there i mean there's always an evolution to racing in the energy on the track and help people race each other but with stage racing and then this five fifty horsepower package and the blocking the <unk> you can pull off almost required to be successful well. It's changed the game. It is way different than when i first started last sunday you had a great run going to walk ins glenn and then you and ryan blaney had contact afterwards you had words kind of exchange some words through the media today so kind of walk me through your thought process has it changed after the internet at all and you and ryan haven't talked since then. Have you know we we talked after the race. <hes> you know we just have different opinions. I mean we we both been talking in the media's asses five hundred questions and everybody's running with it bottom bottom line is we have different opinions and we're not the first ones in our sport to have different opinions and certainly not gonna be last. There's a bother you you haven't talked at hours at not bother you one bit i mean he said he was ticked off by your common after the race about his lip quivering he didn't like that very much has ticked off. I was backwards in infants. I mean we have different opinions. That's the bottom line so it seems seems to me though that everyone's temper seems to be shorter than a recent history and maybe i just have a short memory. Do you think it's because the racing is so intense at every race track. You know years ago you would come to a place. He's like michigan. It used to be strung out a little bit. How good is your car a little bit of give and take there is zero. Give and take it anymore. Do you think that pressure just builds over the course of the year and then a running running at watkins glen whether it's you or kyle there's a long list. I could go through yeah finally adds to that. No does not just in a calendar year but you you have two or three years of the stage racine in what comes with it <hes> the this generation of young guys coming in and driving this five fifty package are going to exploit these these differences even further than you know. It was time goes on so it's only going whichever direction up or down however you want to look at it jimmy. You're not going through anything that every driver including the two drivers you're tied with uh-huh championships with dale earnhardt senior and richard petty that they're everything wasn't questioned at times when things weren't born right <hes> and as a driver. How do you handle that situation and in discussing that with people that you haven't lost that desire because you've won seven and eight races. That doesn't go away that you're just as competitive and probably you work harder now than you did even win. Those championships are down. I think the outside perception in perspective is way different than what's really going on in the garage area inside inside of a team inside of an organization and then that's all i can go by. I mean i i have a very loyal and dedicated group of crew members that are there for me. 'cause they know where my heart is. They know how hard i work working. What i put into this and right now we're just kind of building back and through a few things hendrick motorsports overcoming some issues with the camaro that we've been working through making it can accommodate more competitive now on my second crew chief so there are a lot of variables there that we're working through right now and i think we're nowhere heading in the right direction. You mentioned the crew chief. I thought big news week and a half ago. You made the change clan of the pillbox. Throw them right into the pot. Hey call your first course. Thanks a bunch but it's not just that. I don't think everybody everybody knows he has a baby. Do you like within a week very very close so with all of that going how much is cliff daniels leading the team and how much you just try to support him trying to ease as amended this frying pan of being a kuchi for seven jack. He's handling it so well. You doing great so far. I don't expect that the change a bit i know he has full support from his wife on. We have every intention to have him home for the birth of his first. They're one of the few out there that still wait to find out what the sex of the baby is born so <hes> just might give you a little more four of you in the side of cliff in his relationship with his wife <hes> so you know they're all in cliff is fully committed to this program. <hes> the guy is doing these jobs. I'm excited for for what we have here in the future. We were joking. You were saying how clint monday would drink win. Santa say he's never coochie bristol wishing for friday afternoon a bristle that short-track is boring for happy hour starts week. One was a communication different with cliff than it was before like how would you describe week one as you assess the team yeah we. It went very well. Obviously the finnish result wasn't what we had hoped for but i i feel our conversation. The connection that we have honestly a lot of that falls on the history that we had together with canals is the leader cliff being the lead race engineer <hes> when he came back into noma that that just started clicking again in there is that conversation things just into a deeper level quicker and that's just something you have to have in the sport and it wasn't easy. It wasn't fun decision to make but it's one that we felt we had to do for the team and here we are today so we all you thank you by the way because you're wearing the helmet cam this weekend so kind of qualifying lap because i notice a how bumpy it was when she came on the apron but it's cool that you're willing to give us insight. Jim jim you happy to do it. I mean from qualifying practice from practice to qualifying. We can enter the track higher run. Hire bowmore speed out. Laugh is just trying to run as high as you think you can the p._j. One is worked in run the traditional line through one and two and then in qualifying here lately. We've been running the bottle at three and four. I saw a couple of guys up in the second grew more traditional lane but with the slow horse power and high drag the shortest distance to prevail more often so you just chase that line and you just keep on chasing off return four right down the front stretch you fill the speed here in michigan and you're with other cars. We always talk about how high speeds are here in the draft. You definitely feel it in to me. <hes> there's been a huge difference from race to race to here in michigan and i for myself. I think we're three quarters of a second faster than what we qualified in the spring so you can feel the speed so take me to sunday in the approach. You have been in all these different battles when you're out there on sunday. Do you want to be informed about where the guys you racing four in the bubble. You just worry about the forty eight car. What's the forty eight and you specifically your approach to this race. Man and you want the easiest scenario where upfront all day long enough matters right you check that was going to give you that as i'm aware i definitely i'm aware i'm i'm trying to to maximize any opportunity. I have on track robinson looking at stage points and how that sets up for the end of the race. I think we're all surprised how important transition was here in the spring <hes> so you know everybody's going to have that in mind at least not in time on pit road you can spend. I think's gonna be the move. Have you allowed yourself to think what if it doesn't work out in the next four weeks process that at all until how are we gonna handle that. If we don't make the playoffs no not really i mean we know the urgency that goes into it but we can't change. <hes> you know if that happens. It happens in all i can work on. Now is my effort. My attitude that is one hundred percent on both fronts in. I hope get appreciate join. I note the big week ally. Yes it just up the street big pain in the infield grass so a big week for the new sponsor with his allies been a great supporter for the team in the sport and we were just down the street at a boys and girls club this morning <hes> doing it right and helping people out there too that's great. We mentioned the fact that it nine winners in the last nine races. You can make a ten for ten. I would really yes sir. Jimmy johnson joining us here on a nascar america fan friday coming up next mattie de matt dependent detto. He's underneath the stage. He'll come up here. In just a moment as as we continue from michigan international speedway well the nascar america fan friday another good run man that was <hes> that was so much fun fighting for my life and my ride is olive for so. I hope i can say with his team. I love these people are so good for a long time. This is what i meant to do is where i live for. Live eat sleep and breathe and my i. I know victory lanes come in. I hope they keep me out of the team for a long time to come so i can take them their first victory. I'm gonna run hard the right to stuck it into domination again. It's always exciting here at michigan but we have a full weekend of action for you extending series tomorrow three p._m. Eastern from mid ohio and then the irish hills michigan sunday three pm on n._b._c. s. That's a full weekend racing. That is a full weekend of good step. Step up in that race is going to be run austin syndrich this week. He's become the man now that showed up that said i'm the road racer here in this group going to be exciting this weekend mid ohio hi oh and michigan and that young man on very matt benedetto gets racist weekend too good to see you house qualifying effort today for ninety five team a little slow. That's what he is not quite with the speed. Maybe they thought they would have yeah. I mean this isn't a strong suit for for <hes>. Hopefully we race okay and get the balance all right but <hes> qualify here. It's a lot different than coughing watkins glen. I'll tell you that you're you go out and you hold it wide open and you kind of got what you got for speed. I love how honest you've been lately because you have not. I've been shamed or afraid to say through the media. I'm fighting for my racing life. Why have you been okay with to be so open about where you are with your contract situation with everything that's going on right right now. Man the the fans have been through this whole journey with me every step of the way and i always think honesty's the best the best policy and just be open. I mean i. I don't like hiding stuff and doing all that i just i tell everybody what i know and <hes> exactly what i know so yeah i am fighting for my life my career every single week and i mean we all believe wholeheartedly in each other at l. Afar and everything's you know we've been really meshing. Well as you can see. The performance has been great. That's <hes> just like my whole career. I've been fighting and claw and to get here and i'm doing again again now. Well you mentioned how well you've been messing with ninety five and wheels and my question is you've done such a good job at keeping up to date on the situation with that car and that seat but your recent recent performance has been through the roof has that improved performance in turned any other heads in the garage. You know other owners. Other drivers have been contacted by anybody else or has it. Maybe opened some doors. You didn't expect it's it's really cool how much <hes> you know respect and comments that i get from you know other people especially other drivers that means awadh because this you guys know this is a a very heavily <hes> driver driven sport and drivers can be your best friends and and helping him get you rides. Even at the ninety five on there were there were people that other drivers that called on my behalf and push like kurt busch was one and there are many people that went out of their way to help me to get that all right so <hes> the comments i've gotten from the recent performance has been really neat from other drivers but i've been really focused on just my team i want. I want to stay there a really bad. I wanna stay in toyota camps. I'm pretty much all in on trying to do that. Let me first say road racer extraordinaire outstanding job there but let me ask you this. There's a driver. I've been through it in different situations to where everybody say and you're gonna get replaced. You gotta do and you're doing everything you can do your having your career year it really really frustrating that you have to go through this so many times when you really have basically proven yourself yeah. You haven't gotten that win yet but you've exceeded what every car you've ever been in you. You've made that performance better yeah. I mean i could probably look at it both ways. There'd be sides for look at me like it's frustrating you know me and my wife. We've gone through so much stress and stuff. I mean people stuff. People just couldn't imagine how much of a toll it takes on us but but also the way i try and look at it as just being appreciative research that i've had to go about this kind of old school way. That's taught me so much and made me really mentally strong tough so i'm actually glad and appreciate i've gone about it this way because it does make you mentally stronger through these things and it's made me a better person and a better driver so take me sunday a little bit different than last weekend we were here. The last race we were here. Today was not impound so totally different setups for qualifying tomorrow. You'll switch over the race trim. You talk you more speed every driver and once more speed. Y'all have that uncommon always. What do you expect the race to be like. Though do you expect door to door. Pack racing the restarts. Take us through your sunday <hes> attract position for sure this one <hes> this one's a michigan's tough blend. It's like right in between speedway and a intermediate. I guess so you you get these runs <hes> and then in the corner. You really need that clean air for the handling so it becomes tough to pass. You need that track position and they laid the p._j. One down maybe that'll affect it and we'll get desperate. Find some clean air but <hes>. It's just it's tough. It's so different of a style racing and driving course i. I'm you know i i've kudos to nascar. They're trying to do everything they can. I'm pretty open about it that i wanna slide around and be off the gas for ten minutes if let us have no grip because it puts it more in our hands so i get frustrated when you go and hold a wide open and it's like i want more speed you know but it it is what is so it changes are to the race where we're really needing track position so oregon. Jeff burton is joining us and you had a moment with burton a couple of weeks ago where he got shot a piece and you said you were shocked. Toyota let us have that much access to the simulator which is located in salisbury north carolina. Here's what you in burton got from that. How cool is that and how much of a a tool that been helpful to you and what have you learned from the simulator. It's big i. I was really shocked. Actually that they that we got to do that and let you guys in and show jeff you know <hes> and everybody all the fans watching what we do on a weekly basis so that's my every wednesday shift from seven to eleven a._m. I go there every single wednesday. Never miss and we work. It's basically like an extra test or a long practice session for the weekend and our changes take fifteen seconds instead of fifteen minutes. We learn a lot doc i was. I was very appreciative number. One that you and wheels and t._r._t. Gave us that much time and you know trying to show the fans how much work goes on behind the scenes and the tools that all you guys have and so as a driver <hes> coming this weekend. You just talked about you. Know is completely different than going to a road course. But how would you and your team use use a use a tool like that. Come into a place like michigan yeah so it's <hes> it's big it's every week you know if you can find you know hundreds or little bits here and there translates lights it does directly translate to on the racetrack so it's it's big spending all that time to to learn it there and to try things that we wouldn't be able to try at the racetrack. You know take way too long or we just can't where some things you're dedicated to <hes> so it's it's really big into to do that. It was really big for the road course obviously getting seat time all the drivers evers go in and do it and <hes> it's it's fun. It's something that i enjoy and it's been neat to learn. I like educating the fans on some of the behind the scenes stuff i we've asked fans to send in their questions using the hash tag and they sent in question for you. Which is a popular question for you. What will be your song choice for bristol intros next week and i believe we have some <hes> some video of you dancing past some great costumes you've done because maddie i gotta tell you you do it right my friend no doubt about about us. What's your song choice for next week. <hes> ask is that you have a loving wife. Oh yeah there's zero way. There's no way took part. She lets me humiliate myself as a good sport. What's this week or is it a secret. I don't you know one. It's a secret acre. I'm making sure we're still doing them. I think we're doing the songs for the insurance. I'm not sure i've heard both ways. I do if we are doing them. I have one in mind. That is the perfect fit. I hope we you do it. You guys are loving. That's it. That's my the perfect fit. You're not just think dog story so if they don't do the songs for intros. We'd just let you come right up here and you could give us a song and dance on the pre. I've got stuff. Prep for it if we're doing it. If not please by all means i i would love to do it as total underdog move so as a costume liam involved in his dancing involved. We gotta know that and seeing involved <hes> the costume for sure yeah. There's a little bit of planning there. Okay all right. Send in your questions nascar fan friday want to hear from you. Guys always good seeing you. My man appreciate like you've been working out every day right too much man. My wife's really really. She gives me tuck competition there. Hey speaking of guys from michigan. We heard from brag because earlier about that guy eric jones. He's around the corner. He joins us next here. On nascar. America erica van fighting checkout fans choice dot tv for the best grassroots racing being in places like langley myrtle beach magic valley in idaho salia high banks in oklahoma meridian idaho tucson in arizona berlin people know about berlin raceway and that takes us to our fifty states in fifty days two hours north west so here is berlin speedway track. I open in nineteen fifty. One is a dirt oval paved in one thousand nine hundred sixty six and fifty years later became a sanction nascar. My home track local legends about the legend vander lawns. There's all the brother gordie eddie and bruce the three combined to win eight track championships next saturday. Take the signature event the battle of berlin to fifty one with three signature series on track but it's actually the rowdy do fifty one because yes kyle busch himself alpha's won the event three times. Eric jones has won it twice while chase elliott ryan blaney a._j. Almond dinger have all been that event and speaking of eric jones owns. The young man joins us now. Now you know a thing or two about berlin don't you berlin is probably the toughest over. I've raced my career. That's a lot yeah yeah if <hes> if you've never raised there the locals there are the toughest competition that i've i've ever raced against. It's really unique place and a lot of fun. If you can get your car right talk about that a lot when you go to local short tracks this whole campaign is showing us all these local tracks. He doesn't matter how skilled you are or were. You raised to go in and beat a local at their own track very difficult. It's very tough. I you know racing late models growing up anytime we went to track. You'd go there and they'd say hey watch this guy this guy this guy because they're going to be hard to beat all night long yeah well. How about race on these guys out here that you have every week but you've put together some really good racist to get yourself in a much better position now as far as the playoffs go but on the side of that even though you're getting get now that done is a little frustrating because you've been so close to that win and not got it yet. Yeah it goes both ways right well. You know we've we've done such a good job. Gaining points in getting in a good spot for the playoffs now <hes> <hes> but the other part is frustrating is that we've ran so well. We haven't capitalized in got that win so it's <hes> it's definitely a double edged sword. You know i'm really been happy with the speed. We've had in the runs. We've had <hes> assured have been nice net stretch to have a couple in here. We talked earlier. I think it was at chicago type racing and you said you're young career shock you. How much has changed just this year. What was acceptable in the second or third race has moved and move so what are we going to expect here on sunday in this race a lot of aggression you know i've i was surprised today even with the p._j. Jay want a little bit in in qualifying germany right. We only made five six laps all day but even seen it's kinda coming in truck practice with the track being wider this weekend. It's gonna aunt that aggression. Open been in <hes>. You're going to be seen big moves. Track position is so important in this race and we saw it in the spring and it makes her aggressive racing. It's tough. It's challenging. It's it's it's nerve wracking right. You wanna make the big moves and the big blocks but at the same time <hes> those can get you in trouble really quickly and in today you know one of the coolest things about you of always thought. Is that when you come back to this race you always stay at home with your mom and your old bedroom. Tell me you're keeping the tradition alive. You still drive in the hour plus back to byron and hanging out with your mom and driving back here morning for practice so this tonight is the first night i've skipped out and probably i don't know the three or four years i've been coming here now because we have an eight thirty five practices salaam commitment to get up like at six thirty and we biron like it's seven to get here for eight. Thirty practice was impressive yeah so i bailed glad i had a busy week and i'm like look. I'm taking the extra two hours of sleep. I can get by stand right here. So yeah bailed on it tonight but i'll be back tomorrow. I always thought that was cool steam well i was i'm gonna say him. I'll give you a hall pass and you kuchis gonna appreciate the extra jury. We'll talk about that eight thirty practice. We're going to practice more than eight thirty. It's going to be cool the tracks it's gonna have a lot more grip. How is the driver. Do you approach that. You almost have to throw it away. Mentally right you know you go in and you get travels and you get some good numbers in get the baseline right. You worked kinks out. You worked big handling. She's out but going into the second practice. You almost have to throw away a lot of what you gain knowledge <unk> from my standpoint right the cruise learning and getting and better but for me as far as what the tracking bring you really trying to focus on that second practice in kind of how you're going to approach it what you're really gonna need for that <hes>. I'm interested to see really the track kind of move around you know in three and four that p._j. One's gonna come in and wanted to be a little more. Challenging with tracks can change a lot well so you mentioned it. We asked a few drivers about the sticky stuff this p._j. One they're sprayed on the racetrack at pocono. It didn't seem to affect much intel race day and then it was a huge player with you and denny hamlin. He actually credited that sticky stuff to help open with that final move. Take here michigan. It looks very high but you think there's certain areas in the groove widens out traffic winds out yeah i think so i was. I was surprised even today down in three in four we could get our right sides up. I had afforded on entry a few times in kind of moving around feeling it out as awesome truck guys down to in having the right sides in it so that was encouraging right. I mean you want to see people get their news in it but that's gonna be what it's gonna. Take your guys get up there. The truck race would be a big. Tell tale tomorrow really for me. <hes> seeing what those guys do in how aggressive they dr with it but three and four i will definitely be in at one and two for me. I guess the real question so ask you what we asked brad keselowski do you put more pressure on yourself because you're at home and get that question a lot lot but these are really more pressure because you wanna win in front of your family and friends yeah. I mean you feel a little bit more pressure right. I think chris rock kind of talked about earlier this week and going in and he said look you know we've been on a a great stretch here for the last month and he said michigan really shouldn't be any different for us. Expect us to run again but he said just make sure for you that that when when you get to the track you're taking a deep breath and making sure you're not doing more than than what you can do right. He is a driver. There's only so much we can make happen we can't we can't change the whole outcome racists from our hands so <hes> you know. I guess there is ben times. I felt like i've come here and probably press too hard and made a mistake or done things like that so <hes> that's more of but for me than the pressure you really just feel like you wanna do all your you can do to to try to win here so just curious. Do you remember what you were doing. On august eleventh two thousand twelve towed ooh yeah well. No i thought you might have had it was i do and i don't know berlin you finish third that day. Who won that day. What was erasing the day. The day does twelve i actually i think we have video video. I think i remember the race. Oh man arca who won that chris buscher yeah guess who's on the other line with burton as hey guys this bush or one you finish third good day for both of you yeah. Although you didn't get the victory i came back next year. I got it there. You drivers never remembered their third. Look now. Look how young bush's thanks for joining us. Eric jones hanging out with us the michigan native and as we said on the other line burn bush or somewhere in the infield right so so to be clear. We are mourning eric. Bush looks a lot younger than he does. That's right there. He looked younger than him. Yes so we yeah we came. We came into the infield is a cool environment down here in it. It's awesome <hes> come down. The vision is underrated. Underrating vices really come out here beautiful weather by the way. We got a nice weather out here so we're here. We're having we're having. They're not hearing you so. We're going to share mike. I don't know you broke my mic man so so so when i think of you and your team you guys have been running really well lately. It hasn't shown up in a win or anything like data last live but you guys have run a lot better last couple of months. Is that fair yeah <hes>. They're gonna make actually talking about yeah but it's been <hes> it's been fantastic. We've had a really good <hes> about three months now. We've had a good season the starwood h._d. Dirty racing terrific the job to be ready for this package but the last couple of months we've really been hitting on all eight and <hes> it's been great force. We've been able to to really make progress as you know in lake said we're not weeding racism. We're not winning yet but you know for us to be able to go in be about top fifteen weekly. It'd be consistently right up there. That's been really good so <hes> really proud of the effort from everybody thanks to new kroger for all their support and everything they've done for our program. <hes> you know it's just it's all adding up and at a good time. We're trying to break into that top points in we've <hes> we've been here wait. We still get some contracts so you just heard eric jones talking about his <hes> his what he thought was his tough short-track and that was berlin. You race a lot you your parents. You started racing. Was there a racetrack that sticks out the atp places so difficult. Oh man <hes> toledo really really was hard on me a tweet ohio arca series and <hes>. I did not like it for the first year and came back. I think we ended up with like four wins at that racetrack after that's so it ended up being a lot of fun. <hes> berlin was really fun place. I'm with eriko now. That place was a blast <hes> no wall every anywhere except that front straightaway a you know something that <hes> definitely definitely had that a little rough around the edges feel to it and that's what made it so much fun but a lot of good racetracks that we race that <hes> in the past and bought bottom that were really hard to get a grasp on and be good at and you know. I think <hes> that's just escalated. The tracks are a lot bigger and i'm just trying to get a handle on them. As they've <hes> they've grown in size. What are you expecting to on sunday with with with the you know the track trying to expand the grew with <hes> with sticky stuff on the racetrack. What do you expect in this race to look like sunday. I think gone the truck. Race is going to be a good hit for us to <hes> to look at it but i think that p._j. One is <hes> is more than likely going to come into a certain extent. <hes> you know maybe it's it's not going to be dominant. I think it's just too far around at michigan when we're on the throttle as much as we are already but it's something that started to see people just sneak up with the right size right next to it close to it and i think i think it's gonna give us a an option. It's not going to be that rule that you're gonna go up there and just turn and run around sound everybody but <hes> maybe a little bit of <hes> of a way to get into clean air maintain. Maybe build a run up to be able to get to the inside. I think it's going to be good. I'm excited about it. <hes> you know it's not exactly what we had hoped been. We were talking about early on but watching him practising in watching the trucks go around. I think it's <hes> it's close enough to where we should. We should build up to that and even in practice <hes>. It was qualifying practice today but you get up laps. We're right up against <hes> the the p._g. One point grip there. You know we just haven't gotten into it to reactivate abated yet so so we'll see kids everywhere down here. Here's they were riding their bikes and mess around playing as a low tar. You like it down here actually d._j. To there's a there's a great gambling thing going on over here with with cornhole and i know the tar would be right in the middle of that but because you gave me a slot i did and i'm sorry you lost. They put you in the wrong group. Oh sorry for last week too but <hes> so so seeing these kids it makes me think about you know recent as a kid and and going into that you and your parents race and was that something that you look back home. It's just having a great time. Yeah that was <hes> me and my dad. We've <hes> <unk>. We traveled a lot early on it. In the band. Laura's <hes> we had season tickets to texas <hes> i can't tell you how many races of watched from from the grandstands <hes> at the racetrack truck races <hes> indy races <hes> you know <unk>. We've been there since since it opened up and <hes> <hes> you know for me. There's a lot of memories going back to that <hes> as a memories of sitting in traffic for four hours trying to get out of that place but <hes> just a cool memory. It's it's really dad wasn't in racing near to the extent that <hes> a lot of people. I feel like i talk to their parents. Were but <hes> hot rod guy and so always had cars in the garage was working and tinker on stuff and i think that's one of the reasons i enjoyed working on stuff today. As much as i do just <hes> like to know the inner workings of everything so it's been something that's been really need a bon experience for my dad and i through the years and <hes> you know from my momma. She's always been a big supporter as well wasn't a big fan of the dirt bike racing racing but she definitely got on board. You know it's places like this reading common hanging out with your families. <hes> come in the infield <hes> camp out. You know we got yeah. We got some great sponsors with kroger in the fast. Start program few texts three one fast two three one two seven nine. I'll definitely hook you up with what you need to come out here and do camping white roy those guys right here and then patiently waiting for you so you go sign their autograph. They'll love you. They love you more. They already do i believe back from it did michigan here just a few minutes stephen d._j. Got your alarm for the morning early. In their way ready ready eight hundred practice book what else could be done at eight thirty. That would be that important. I'm telling you the nas car. The final practice will have the nascar fan practice so the hashtag nascar van practice. Send us your questions always interact with the fans have opened. It says great questions everyone eleven thirty practice. I'll be on it and then we have a little bit of three o'clock expanding racing commit ohio fun and then sunday chock-full as well push your sign. The autographs burton promise he autographs and area sonnet. We start things from michigan two p._m. Nascar america pre-race show the three things we kind of learned today <hes> number one scarlet kazlauskas only drives slow mode yeah. That's good for number two. You can gamble well a cornhole. I didn't know that sure yeah. I guess so the number three jimmy johnson's not backing down doors ryan blame how they resolve this. It's just going to take time and it goes alphabet. I must say this eddie. Gossage would not be happy. We didn't say that the traffic is pushing about getting out there. No problem see what do we expect tomorrow eight thirty thirty a._m. Practices you saw today was a non impound so we don't know who has the best car in race trim. I'm gonna have my eyes open. Long runs a little bit of paxi which car drives the best traffic. I don't think they picked to winter yet. Race practices tomorrow. We'll find out what's going on coming up next belgian download with dave marcus. You don't wanna miss it. Thanks for joining us.

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Rich Phillips from TMS Watkins Glen Preview

"This is the final weekly featuring the latest car racing news driver interviews race preview opinions discussion in rumors and more now here's Carrie Murphy until we Chris being just a Comelec is talking racer website Toby Christie Dot Com. Actually it's probably already there. I think it's already up and came so you're good to go. I mean you've got people contacting you. Four new ones this week. We've got bottled up radio. <hes> recommend racing podcast and of course on the show today rich. Phillips of the of the new limits nation on on my radio show on this program and you know eight ten minutes go by past the time that he was supposed to call in twelve minutes fifteen now is the one the only Toby Christie Nascar editor from the final APP DOT COM and social media director from all things at the final APP as well as his <hes> up and coming. You wouldn't believe as it's recording yeah I've ever wanted to happen. You're never doing that again. Never telling somebody something's happening because I haven't. I hadn't told my my eighteen years and <hes> did the weekend NASCAR show for several years of that and <hes> so it's it's cool to have rich Phillips on the show for me personally <hes> because I've listened well. The thing is when you have the relationship of the P._R. People like do you feel like it's a for sure deal but you just never know something weird cap and like that yeah <hes> the minutes finally a contact the P._r. and Tony just forgot and it was on within twenty minutes of time and I was breathing a sigh of relief like Oh to be a part of your website yeah which is awesome so we've got tons of podcasts on the NASCAR podcast page <hes> which you know I don't do anything I just my syndicator boss and I just casually sent him. A tech saying I got Tony Stewart in the county goes didn't already and we've been promoting this Salang definitely and you know I don't know if you've noticed as a listener we're <hes> we're trying to to think outside the box here and getting different guests on the program all within the NAS <hes> so since that day we've kind of been a little bit more lenient or not lenient but a little bit more <hes> <hes> conservative about letting people know that <hes> who's coming over the head with drivers each week. Let's get you some different perspectives around the garage. Yeah there's a lot going on behind the scenes and otherwise in the sport of NASCAR. It's not all about the driver inside the helmet so car <hes> community and industry but just you know something different than drivers yeah. Definitely we've had some farm here recently off axes paint <hes> we'll be having rich phillips this we could get some really cool the interview anyway but I'll mention it now growing up as a Texan. It's awesome for me to have him on the show because <hes> he's been on the ticket in Dallas <hes> he was on there for about eighteen nation podcast from Tex Murphy way so it's really cool that is that is so cool. We have the voice of a race track on the program. Yeah and so I'm going to mention. That's when you have a problem so we won't quite say who they are yet but we've got some pretty cool guests coming up yeah you always want it in the can as as we say yeah didn't on until it's actually recorded so you got. Tony Stewart in the work so you KINDA WANNA. Tell the world no definitely I hear that but I remember how panicked you were and when we do that with Tony Stewart one time and you panic like crazy because the interview messed up on the day it was supposed to be recorded or something that's exactly right. I was you know we promoted the heck out of it. There's there's a lot going on yeah. Definitely we'd like to tease the people who are coming up in the next few weeks but we've seen in this industry carey. When you announce that something will be in it hasn't been recorded yet. Yeah definitely I mean. He did lead a lot labs and you know he did cow Bush things but down the stretch you get mired deep in the field and just was never able to recover. That's not actually saying who'll guests in the next few weeks as well aren't driver related so that's the cool part so you've got drivers that come on pretty often but we're in the summer stretch now and it's like all right. We're beating you over yeah definitely all right so rich phillips from Texas Motor speedway on <hes> just a few minutes. Let's get into the tricky triangle at Pocono and we begin with Ryan Blaney and I remember just how like Oh my gosh. I'm never doing that again so it was. It was a funny thing about up to this point so that's pretty cool. Maybe not so much this week though of course D._F._l. w is on you found the place where we talk about all things NASCAR my name's Kerry Murphy Longtime Nascar Media member and syndicated radio host of all things the final lap are co host for the show hang but it is now Brad Keselowski how did he I mean wow number eight I in this thing. He slapped the wall went into the pits. Jack Falls. I mean it any at number ten who didn't leave. Spin Iraq or something yeah he had some issues and I think it was on pit road unscheduled at some point and how the heck he ended up tenth but Goodchild Ryan Blaney Man. That's pretty impressive. Yeah Kyle Busch was solid led fifty six laps in this thing ended up ninth sure he was Mr Mr Bitter toes yeah it just looked like a dismal day yeah as day for Brad Keselowski especially for a team that has pretty much executed pretty well all year long. We haven't seen many issues for them. Throughout the season they've got several wins in the bank already and perform pretty well but yeah so he's still got a top ten day on what probably shouldn't have been top ten day. That's kind of the things that championships are made out of later curated for everyone <hes> other weekly which I work on with you but yeah so it's awesome. I have people coming out of the works. Hey man what what part of guests on there and so we've added some more from Ryan Priest and the rookie battle and he's he's really starting to put up some solid finishes the almost add top ten last summer at Pocono until some weird circumstances took him out of it but he's had some pretty good later on the season Daniel Hamrick with top ten. That's pretty solid not always a solid. He's been really coming alive lately. This rookie <hes> candidates here is <hes> really started to distance himself not been on the race track so I think most of the passes today probably were done on the outside so it's still can be refined and and be better. I've been working with NASCAR and the track really hard on this particular racetrack getting it in the right place and I think that when we come back next year flu DOUBLEHEADER WE'RE GONNA make it even better so I'm happy that <hes> this track yeah it really does. I tried to keep the the tank kind of full and saved as much as I could. Under caution say Dole I could under green coming alive and priests fading Fast Kevin Harvick he led sixty two laps in this race didn't see victory lane though at number six yeah look there for a little while I man for Llegado but I really think if <hes> Jones released from J._J. Are this might not go swimmingly for him as it did for Lugano <hes> all right. Let's head to victory lane our Denny Hamlin nabs yeah. This is my two weeks or it looks like the four teams got to figure it out but yeah now they had the same issues. Kabushiki got mired deep in the pack through the varying strategies and just couldn't knocking on the door at number three here we go with Joe Gibbs Racing Crew Martin tricks junior number three Eric Jones knocked on the door of a win as well needs to do level but you know he's he's sitting in one hundred and twenty degree race car for hours on end in this in this hot suit and helmet and in this little cocoon and he doesn't know what's going on I mean and <hes> it worked out for us. It was a good race force where pretty smooth nothing crazy happened. We had good restarts when we need them. When we didn't have a great restart there at the end I was able to early on entries. I wanted to kind of time a run off a turn three with him to where when he kinda checked up into turn one just dove to the outside and and so it was going to be not enough is just not going to be enough so I was okay with the outcome one way or the other <hes>. We did everything we could to win the race. We made the calls to win the race and N._F._L. Restart. I was getting excited. You're getting a little excited William Byron here at number. Four is the last driver on this list not part of Joe Gibbs racing. Yes that shows I mean he. He is very limited information. He's just basically doing doing what he's told in kind of kind of going off that so it can be a lot of pressure because he doesn't see the big picture rugged. Gabe yeah I think I think he's just so anxious like any driver would be <hes> one of the things I'm most thankful for is I've. I've been in his seat. Not at this labs his fifth Pocono Win Third Win of this season thirty fourth of his career and I'm sure he's pretty glad he got the Eagle Trophy instead of the lobster he hates lobster's and get their way back up there and so <hes> then you got Kyle Larson crashed hard and practice was able to recover throughout the weekend and finished fifth because usually if there's a wall around the racetrack somewhere makeup backup that track position that I lost so it all kind of went to plan and then with the twenty he was saving fuel and I could see was saving fuel pretty early because open into opening up to changes and certainly we had a better race than what we would have had without the crew chief Chris gave heart. He's new job for his career and it looks like he's a man is definitely has a lot of motivation right now. Although he said the same thing back in the day by Joey Logano and things worked out for him they work out when I went to the driver's always go to them before the race and I kind of always ask them. How are we all of them said about the same thing so we're pretty good and so got up in the P._g. One and pass them on the outside there and turn one so definitely was a factor we never would have had an outside lane or even close to an outside lane had it so if he wants to keep a job but there is a number two yes. That's three straight top-three finishes for Jones. He's on fire all of a sudden he needs to be because like you said he's racing for his job. Is it that we've been able to build together. I think that's a big part of our success. Total team effort Joe with Cry Chap Action here. He is well. I think our guys denigrate job always kind of look. I felt good about that. <hes> that reflects back on everybody back at the race shop everybody that in our our sport is there's so many people they don't the more he finds. It seems to find it two weeks in a row now he's been on a backup car going into the race and like I mentioned with a brand on the last lap traffic podcast this week get how we run as a group compared to everybody else and <hes> we've been strong the last few weeks. I've felt good about that. We've am this today and that's where trust comes in and I think you know for better or worse whether to win the race. You have to trust me in that situation so he'd have a choice but I just think <hes>. I'm really so thankful for that. Trust runs here recently. A Ryan didn't do any favors for himself in this race no definitely not and then like I said that just continues to distance that rookie lead for Daniel Hammer seems the run stalled alabi fell to seventh but worked his way back up to finish top five solid performance for him but and it looks like he had a shot to win this thing there on Israel kind of day it was for everyone else but for William Byron another solid finish. This guy is closing in. He's creeping in a first career win and <hes> man. This is looking pretty good for him on the final restart of the race though it looks like Whoa yeah this huge run at a nowhere on the topside news is GonNa win this thing and then of course he found the wall like y'all seems. I kind of look at it. Is You know why you get on around at a particular place. I'm not sure I think our guys have a good feel for it. I think all of our drivers feel pretty good. Get to be at the race track. We celebrate on Mondays. We put a banner up and get a chance for me to congratulate them but it's a huge deal for us. I yeah he did Jimmy. Johnson won a stage his only his second since stage racing began as pitiful as that sounds gives legacy J._D. Gibbs's legacy dot com. We've had over three million. People go the website. I think it special so I just wanted to say that. <hes> you know take the high road with the stenhouse incident. Hopefully he won't wreck me up there as well <hes> but on bump that is pretty good but instead houses defense he had a heck of a comeback <hes> one thing. I did want to say to everybody J._D.'s name over the door and when I think about it at this race track and all the other race tracks and thanks to everybody hey that was new yeah and boy. He went on for a while he doesn't he always total team effort on that one yeah all right here we are continues on and Kurtz tweet was awesome and and pure Kurt form. He tweets after sleeping on it. I decided to J._D. Gave his entire twenty eight year professional life to building our race team. I'm so thrilled that these on the door that didn't have me give him a big hug from behind this what J._d. used to do all the time and <hes> so I hope people out there or go to his website we still have it up and J D Gibbs. Oh this voice rich Phillips Voice of Texas Motor speedway is next. Keep it right here. This is the final AP weekly like us at facebook dot com slash final. <hes> is pretty pitiful but it is looking good. That's ten extra you know championship points and a play off point for him that might bode well as we and <hes>. I think it actually is. I have more respect for stenhouse in this incident with the fallout on twitter then. I thought it was going to have because we get closer to this playoff cutoff yeah yeah so like I said he wants. Something needs to win the big thing though but yeah I'll take it but now we're in. It's almost like they're practicing what they're gonNA do next year. Exactly maybe that was <hes>. You know see there. You go again with NASCAR's scripting things the A._F._C. They're just the top ten unfortunately no and he also ran over the jacket one point in the day didn't he yes. He did yeah yeah so so we got news. Though big huge massive news yeah he was having a pretty good run to he's he's starting the back with a backup car and <hes> man he just can't find any luck blue tire and just obliterated. That car went behind the wall and that was the end coming on later in the program for the forty eight team. You'RE GONNA WANNA stick around for that. BOOP boop boop news alert a boo boo chase. Elliott completely mangled his race car. Yeah you get a test run. See how it works. You guys are all penalized C. couple of feuds couple of feuds here yeah I mean he's he's earned it. At this point. Eleven wins for Joe Gibbs racing through twenty one races. I think he he's earned the floor. He can talk as long as he wants. The think it'd be Kinda tired of it by now. I guess I told him. I really seventy five times so he's good. I'm so happy I'm thrilled. Why because Jimi want something this week with a person that is <hes> I've listened to you forever Rich Phillips. How are you doing the voice of Texas Motor speedway. Make me sound so old when you say you've listened to me forever so in the last six races no top ten finishes and five finishes of twentieth or worse. That's not getting it done. No it was pretty much an inverted field with all those cars on the back yeah. Let's let's talk about these hurt. Bush versus Ricky Stenhouse but I mean who isn't going against Dan. How's these days well. You know Kurt Busch. They've they've been talking quite a bit throughout the year anyway earlier. This is not only are you the voice of Tex Murphy what you also have your own podcast as well the no limits nation podcast <hes> tell people a little bit about that yeah twelve when we started this year. It's the official while Kurt sitting there voicing. His displeasure on twitter has goes well. You want to throw it over my house. We can finish this right now. You've got my number yeah so he's earlier in the season. Kurt Busch Sanada tweet about stenhouse about how you didn't want him around him and talked about on the radio and said he wouldn't work with people that were talking bad about him on the radio ear. Danny's one here cows one year Mars one here. Eric was real close today. I really thought it might be Eric's Day and so I feel good about that final lap. This is the final land weekly Tony Christie here with file weekly this Jennifer some top spots there the pressures on both these guys and that's what happens when the pressure's on all right up next <hes> if if you've ever sat in the stands at Texas Motor speedway you know wherever I mean people can listen to radio at any age though so really but hey could it be on with you this week. Oh yeah definitely man so what's really cool about this. Ah because they're kind of guys that seem like they usually get along pretty well and they're kind of that new younger age. NASCAR drivers coming through and man they're running. Actually you know take care of this person. That's pretty impressive. Yeah there you go another feud by the way <hes> middle fingers used all Baba as yeah. This is kind official podcast of Texas Motor speedway and <hes>. I do shows pretty much twice a week every week. On Tuesdays recap last weekend's Racing Action Thursdays. I usually have a guest and will preview this weekend's racing action on my show this week actually on Thursday Marty Schneider from N._B._C.'s going to be <hes> on the shows a bit of a change for me but it's been a good five plus years and it's hard to believe that it's been five plus years because people still ask me about if I'm in France or can listen to it or racing <hes> at the ticket hosting weekly show there they reached out to me to see if I was interested in I certainly was it was a kind of a career change for me. I guess as well and they were looking for somebody here in the Dallas Fort Worth area and I I had been very close to the a lot of the people here at the speedway over the years because of covering the speedway and covering auto or just H._D._t._v. here at the speedway and now I oversee everything in regards to the production in the staffing for the big screen for all of our events as well so it was sponsor him on that going. Oh Hey scoops. Why are you yelling at me. You're a foot from me. That was always one of my favorite response to excellent. Oh man there's been so many different ones. You know we <hes> right before I left there to come here to the speedway. In Two thousand fourteen was the twentieth anniversary of the radio station and for many years to yeah so you mentioned the radio stuff you've done for several years. I've a native Texan site. I know of your work from the ticket and Dallas Thirteen ten the ticket for those who may not guess <hes>. I still do some radio here but I'm also a P._A. Announcer and and I've added a Lotta things to my duty since then because of course we have a big T._v. The world's largest have matter of fact the guy who is the television voice of the Dallas Mavericks now Mark Follow he and I went to college together at the Mercy North Texas and you know we were both an audio drops and stuff from the show's history are able to be found so that's Kinda cool. How did you get started there. In the ticket <hes> I was fortunate to know people that reporter Guy Character and he had his best one ever with Phil Mickelson at the colonial one time in which field kind of played along with the bit too and so I'm sure it's on the ticketed. It's an iconic radio station that even a large portion of the country actually listens to and there's even a website <hes> from listeners called the untuckit where a bunch of clips and <music> <hes> we relived a bunch of great things and Scoops Callahan has always one of my favorite and it was <hes> a former producer Tom Rubio who did a nineteen twenties reporter ticketed. If anybody wants to listen to it that's not familiar with it but that was always one of my favorite things was <hes> hearing what <hes> scoops Callahan will be up to. I liked fills a response L. Eighteen years where you I mean you probably weren't listening to it on a sweater but there are lots of awesome memorable moments from you on the station. What are some of your favorite memories from your time at the ticket. Oh <hes> <hes> so now of course after your ticket thing. You had this amazing offer from text mercy. What are you doing over there. What led to your opportunity to be the voice of texts Murphy way you almost water because that was so long ago that does copy points for basically defunct product. I think were used on the picket yeah and so what's funny but I didn't realize it was both trying to make it in the radio world. He was a day one employee at the ticket and near the end of year two. He called me one day and said I needed to send a demo over because he knew they were. GonNa make a change about something so don't but I did touch on it this week and my Tuesday podcast. It's a segment I do occasionally called. WHO's pissed at WHO and who should be and obviously ricky was the one who they got my foot in the door and spent <hes> eighteen plus years. They're plying my trade. <hes> in the radio world at the ticket and it was eighteen pretty awesome years to yell always has more on so. I don't get mesmerized by as much anymore. I try to watch it because we broadcast <hes> are <hes> are play by play who was not happy on Sunday but personally in I'm biased a little bit because I am a Kurt Busch Fan but I felt like Kurt was the guy who should be mad because looking you know they were just making a change at that position. The Guy who had held it for many years Brad Galli was moving on he now works at the P._R. In and you can hear him on Sirius X._M. NASCAR radio all the races. That's awesome. Have you guys ever like playing video games on that thing or anything. I think is massive a few times. It's challenging because video game makers and vice versa the let's move to the here and now in the NASCAR world rich. What are your thoughts on this Kurt. Busch Ricky stenhouse junior feud <hes>. Do you think this thing is for years over <hes> I don't every it mesmerized by that thing and kind of lose where you're at <hes> no but I certainly use it to my advantage a lot because even with a great vantage point that I have <hes> from up on the P._A. Also over a scanner frequency so fans that have a scanner to listen to drivers. They can listen to us as well so it's basically a full on T._v. Production that we're doing up there for all <hes> my guess one of their pit reporters so keep up with everything going on here at T._M._S. everything in Nascar Indycar as well and kind of an extension of what I've done on the radio side the <hes> screen makers don't want to talk to each other so call to make it work but we've been known to play a game here there on the that's pretty awesome good stuff so far here with rich phillips the Voice of Tex Murphy Way five years either when you said two thousand fourteen. That's how no way that's crazy. Time goes by fast. You mentioned big. Hoss that huge massive T._v. When you're calling racer at the sweet level now just just left to the start finish line. You still have trouble sometime especially in an indycar race telling which cars which going to go down the backstretch and the big screen always hit ricky only because of circumstances traffic was bottling up and you know five wide going through turn one probably wasn't a good idea in general and Ricky obviously intentionally only hooked him <hes> right in front of the field to no less as they came down the straightaway. I don't think it will linger linger on too long but boy. I sure was fun to see the twitter. Send over to next year farmed out kind of like <hes> Air Jones was when he first came up to the cup series and gibbs farm over to furniture row racing the only thing that might be <hes> Matt <unk> Benedetto <hes> who's on a one year deal Levine family racing which is partnered with Joe Gibbs racing and that's the car that I wonder Christopher. Bell doesn't get really they WANNA keep him. It's just they're trying before. They announced that he signed to get all their sponsorship in order. I really think the guy to that needs to be concerned. I'm kind of looking at Belmont wind up in but I think Jones. I don't think gives wants to give up on the Guy <hes> he's too young and I think he's got too much. Promise and I know this more aggressive a week prior at New Hampshire he'd be tied for the series lead with four wins if he'd have bumped harvick out of the way I've been really impressed. You know the one thing that I'm interested to see from Denny twenty ten when he took the lead in the standings after the November race a Texas and then they had a meltdown at Phoenix couldn't recover after that so <hes> it into the <hes> the conversation yeah and I try not to be biased when it comes to that 'cause I. I honestly do look at it and say man. Bush didn't do anything wrong. He's just avoiding traffic. There is candy make it happen when it gets to the playoffs because he's had instances where things haven't gone well for them in the playoffs especially remember back in twenty tell you. I'm really surprised too because at the start of the year I thought he was entering his last year. Joe Gibbs Racing <hes> with Christopher Bell sitting there in the Affinity Series Meeting Cup ride essentially enrich including a win at your very own Texasmotorspeedway earlier this year. Do you think he's a legit threat for the title of the season. I really do and listening to him. <hes> in his post race that I keep wondering is can Toyota and some other partners not come together to make a second team over there a second car for Levine family racing but the ninety five is the one right now that I think it's Eric Jones. I I listen to Joe Gibbs this past week in two in the post race basically it's. He didn't say exactly this but it sounded like they're really you. Thinking Hamlin was on the hot seat entering this season but he's definitely a short up his spot <hes> but with Christopher Bell like you mentioned signed for jobs race and go into next season. We don't know if it's GONNA be expanded your up yeah. It's kind of hard at two hundred miles an hour kind of digest everything that's happening around you. I would imagine but <hes> let's let's move to de. Hem on the winner of this week's race. He now has three wins this season first and last month or so he really looks like a guy driving to save his job but he's been much better and of course the last three races top three in all of them yeah definitely so he's. He's definitely making a case for his job like up but the longer. Jones isn't signed. You have to wonder <hes> in your opinion rich. If you'RE GONNA put all your money on the line. Who Do you think isn't that twenty car in the Cup series next season Jones or bell. I it remains to be seen how he responds when they get to the playoffs but definitely the way he's running the way gibbs. Racing in general is running to absolutely. I think Hamlin's contender yeah. He's definitely pretty stout and J._J. The final four for the title and who do you feel in your gut. Hoist the trophy at season's end man. You're asking me awful early. Things like that aren't I mean J._J. Are as a whole now has eleven wins and twenty one races this season all of their drivers besides the pending free agent Eric Jones have one not just one but multiple races. I like you essentially next year. I thought it was a real likely candidate because his performance has been on a whole home for the last several years but man he has really stepped up and had he been a little are there advantage to gain more points <hes> and then I still even though he has only one win. I'm still a big believer in Kevin Harvick man. I think that guy has been such a interview from Sunday. He just talked about the fact that they as a team have the speed and their car that they hadn't had been probably six seven years and I'm GonNa tell few things on the radio with each other so it's interesting. It'd be something to keep an eye on but you know. Most of these things do usually fizzle out paranthan really happens but it'll be fun to see and I knew you were Kurt Busch Fan. That's why I brought this into checks. MARCI way is a pivotal track when it comes to the playoffs and it's one of the three races there in the final cut-off round before the championship race at homestead who leaves that final round <hes> rich inside and Ricky intentionally turned him which was I suppose he's mad at the time but I'm Kinda surprised that he wasn't able to realize what circumstances were at the moment to. I mean it's hard to see first off. I don't think all the gibbs cars can make it but it's hard to see not to of the gibbs cars. Make it there and the two I really while I did tell you I think denny more look at the stage points that the twenty two team has earned. They are a mile ahead of everybody else in earning stage points and top ten stages. They're playing the system to you said Levine family racing team could be a interesting avenue there for Christopher Bell will have to see how that works out to be crazy silly season as we all know texts. We're GONNA steal has a great shot at repeating <hes>. Somebody asked me here the other day. How is he the points leader Kyle Busch and if you go and dive in the numbers a little bit more Hamlin is a contender. I really think it's Kyle Busch Martin True Junior. The two out of that can't be the favorites to make it into that championship four <hes>. I think joe the reactions on Monday when Kurt said he was gonNA take the high road and hope that Ricky didn't recommend there too I did enjoy that response from Kurt and they've had a few twitter jabs throughout the season and they've had a you lake career surge here that I find it hard to believe that he can't make it there so <hes> kind of a familiar championship for their thinking take group we had last year <hes> but if I have to pick somebody right now to win at all I think the eighteen Scott the the best shot because frankly <hes> I think he's the best driver in the series. You're wall wall and has just three top fives this season so we'll see if this is the turnaround <hes> the spark that they need. I if was Johnson's race engineer during his last championship season in two thousand sixteen <hes> since then Jimmy has been dismal and hasn't won a race since June of two thousand seventeen at over we check us out online at the final lap dot com final lap dot com weekly getting you ready for this weekend's race deathl- deathly so rich <hes> let people know how they can get <hes> downloading the no limits podcast. No one's nation podcast there so we'll go to your website. It just never really was the guy that was able to elevate junior motorsports team that he was working with <hes> each year to a championship where even multiple race wins so I think this might be a better field that was weird but was why reverse the sayings and different inflection. My voice and you didn't notice nine. You know what hey I love the fact that he's not a fan favorite and he sometimes relishes in it gives us a little bit of the pro wrestling side with the heel. Maybe face them. We need to heal sometimes the big surprise for the forty eight hundred motorsport Chevrolet his name Cliff Daniels and he is going to be a top pit box starting this weekend <hes> from Watkins Glen Cliff Final AP DOT COM and social media director from all things at the final half and his own website Toby Christie Dot Com. I know you're listening to us now but go back and listen to the interview again it. I Toby Christie Dot com from one. That's on there now. Appreciate the ad there you go pretty much anywhere that you get podcast apple podcast Google podcast spotify. You was a huge Tony Stewart. Fan and I don't understand his behavior this week. Yeah I mean I understand get frustrated when somebody's calling you out or heckling <hes> check out the latest episode from there all right. Let's get it done cue. The Music News or the week is on out of left field can find it there <hes> again Tuesdays. I'll post to show using the afternoon that recaps last week's racing Thursday will post to show that looks ahead to the coming week and <hes> on there for like twenty thirty minutes or something like that so if you haven't checked out yet to go look for the lap traffic podcast on Toby Christie dot com or anywhere you can find your podcasts and I think this could bode well for them. I wasn't a huge fan of the Kevin Mentoring Higher. Anyway and we talked about this in the lap traffic podcasts as while this week he inducted into the hall of fame. You need to grow up yeah. It's been an issue with Tony Stewart throughout his entire racing career and life. There's definitely a case to be made on that as welcome back to the final weekly my name is Kerry. Murphy <unk> LONGTIME NASCAR media member syndicated radio host of all things the final Africa who's for the show Toby Christie Nascar editor for the now. I've gotten to the point where I just don't expect anything anymore. Thanks I'm glad the expectations are set so high. Jimmy Johnson has a nuclear chief tackling you. I read the whole exchange and I can see how that would you know anger someone but you're a nascar champion. You're a NASCAR team owner. You're about to get inducted well yeah so he allegedly punched a fan which we saw the video. He definitely did budge this fan this week. Who was heckling him. Tony blew his engine after lap one. They didn't do anything so all he only had one opportunity before and that was a bad team so I gotTa say before. I was Jimmy Johnson Fan. I was it was that good I mean I mean how often you have the voice of a race track on your program seriously and a race track of the stature of Texas Motor speedway that missing TV Eddie Eddie gossage who runs a track. He's a huge personality. That's pretty impressive definitely and we got him on the show very cool. If you toby for getting that all set up and all you had to do is put his podcast cast on your website yeah so that's how it all started and it progress from there. It's awesome have rich Phillips on the show and he's welcome anytime he's he definitely knows his stuff or fit for Jimmy. Johnson and I think they they have shot <hes>. Maybe jailing a little better. Are you telling me they didn't consult you. I mean I don't. I don't think I have any room to make the decision but when you I appreciate everybody who subscribes downloads and listens to no limits nation awesome awesome thank you so much for being in the final AP weekly Rich Phillips Voice of Tex Murphy Way good to talk to you. Thanks so thinned he's been following NASCAR for a long time and you our guest on a different podcast. Yeah lapped traffic podcast happy on this week. Brandon crowd over there. I appreciate that that was a good time. <hes> was uh-huh the performance that that guy had done in the expanded series compared to the other curcio at junior sports. I think they picked the wrong guy. I mean chat can ask back in the the track packs the fans and for Tony Stewart night and he blows the engine on lap one. That's yeah I don't. I don't think I've seen many engines in dirt track racing anyway. They're Kinda right now. He might not be the best of every week but pretty pretty sure. He's the most talented driver in a car may might have been those fan favorites here but he definitely has a heck of a shot at the title for the season no at the tracks. Tony Stewart night so I guess I'm sorry funny yeah the families a little mad that he came out to steer and he only made it one lap so adult beverages as well which probably led to the courage to to blow up at Tony Stewart but same time like you said Tony Stewart he's legend sport. He's done so much kinda shorter sprint races basically so it's kind of weird to see that happening on lap one chemical failure. I understand the fans frustration. I'm sure he had a few race takes forever. Oh my goodness all right so this is race. Twenty two of thirty six <hes> like you alluded to the track is two point four five miles in length seven <hes> track stats Watkins Glen which means we are doing bad fast road course stuff we are technical by the way you're looking at elevation school and and learning all kinds of stuff and we don't see as much of the <hes> the road course ringers is we used to but I don't know I like the length I disagree Asian changes. My favorite reverse pitstops gas fillers on the right side. Pit Crew. Just has no idea what they're doing out there. Everything's turned around just as it is. We don't need the knock him out no no. We don't need to put their teeth down. Their throat. Sees should be hugging. The Guy Yeah and of course Tony Stewart is part owner Stewart and don't forget to look out for the bus stop part of the track there otherwise known as the chicane drivers often use that as a passing opportunity and it's usually pretty exciting there the guardrails over there so it'll be interesting to watch that spot the track for sure throughout the entire race. I wish this race was a little longer though I think at this point the cup series drivers and the Cup series cars three miles or two and a half miles. It's huge this but it's only two hundred twenty and a half miles yeah and it still takes forever doesn't take dental. It's really just nuts drivers. GonNa make they're going to break over five hundred fifty times during this race so that's kind of important. If you have any big breaks I have actually progressed to the point <hes> on the road courses and just in general with the mechanical side of things where they can run a longer these road course races <hes> I'd Stage One and two length twenty laps each. It's really short stages. I don't like that final stage. Link Fifty laps so <hes> twenty forty ninety and of course we could see over time interns and one of the more fast <hes> not really so technical courses on the circuit <hes>. We've got ninety laps the race like we said two hundred twenty point five miles. I agree. I think it should be a little longer. I think that's what kind of makes it exciting though I don't know man especially with stages this if it wasn't for the stages I'd be okay with it. I mean it's almost it would be funny and it's it's a funny side. I think that that would be very nervous seeing that long arm coming in and be like hugging around his groin area. I think no please stop <hes>. I'd like to see a few more laps on these tracks. I love this race. I love this track. It's become really exciting over the last few years are road courses in general and Nascar the churchouse racing and Nascar so the guy who got punched in the face probably won't be watching this weekend's race now. He's he's out. That's it done. That's it just it out. You're right you're right and drivers go from one hundred and seventy five miles an hour down to sixty and just seconds and if they miss it they have to do that little pass through <hes> part of the road there yeah. They've got to stop in there. <hes> the drivers have really stepped up their game. They're not just you know. It's a throwaway race because you know it puts you in the playoffs so it's not unreal way race and the guys are going to road corps school here too and sometimes they don't want to do that so they still try to make the turn even though they're not gonNa make the turn and it usually sends them selves or somebody else careening into the the player anymore all right so tony grow up now why did pick. Yao Ming maybe because he's like one of the most like he just seems very nice and very reserved and these huge that hi he's like. y'All Ming never punched me in the N._B._A. I'M GONNA. Watch that that's that would make headlines to I think it would that'd be interesting especially since the wings I even that's a great question. That would be interesting. Doubt it but <hes> yeah Sunday three PM Eastern on N._B._C. if they can do the exact same thing last year at this point you kinda above that at that point. I think you just Kinda. Shrug it off and let the other fans take care of that. You shouldn't have to worry about it. We I mean we're losing fans as time. We've been seeing a lot of that here lately for sure. Last year's pulse center was last week's winner Denny Hamlin and Oh who could forget this last winter chase Elliott so-called dramatic that would be hysterical drivers. Willie doing well at Watkins Glen. All right it fuzzy sally as we begin with him like we said last year has the one win one top five and one top ten. I believe that's all one stat average. Are we Martin Church Chase Elliott. They go into turn one. He misses the turn there OUGHTA gas. Have we ever seen a race exactly the same battle of Martin Church junior there that was awesome running out of gas. Jimmy Johnson had to push them back to the start. Finish line any missed the turn. He missed big the big turn one. You can check out all that action this year. We'll see if it's let's see if it lives up to what happened last year well. It won't be the same well. You never know that would be weird. How on with a one to go or something yeah troops was unable to capitalize because your gas any it was exciting that those final laps were amazing? It was it really was and average finishes nine point zero fourth-best as bad how Denny Hamlin he has a win here not really not a road course as but he's been much better than last few seasons three top five six top tens and a pole thirteen point seven eight six he also got into a fistfight with Juan Pablo Montoya once here. That's right that's right. They left their helmets on. Though there really wasn't much of a fistfight anymore grabbing each other's <unk> averaged seventeen point three you can take the next one to think I know why hurricanes has a here's a track three top five nine top tens and average finish a fourteen way more gamesmanship going on with restarts this year because it is <hes> priority number one on trying to make passes you have about three laps <hes> to to make passes and get your yourself and so <hes> you know it was just a difference of who your surroundings are and you're only as good as who you're surrounded by so. I think that's a big difference and I'm sure you have noticed as a fan. <hes> so restarts are everything and Yeah. There's there's certain gamesmanship. Men played on restarts. It's been a lot more this year. Everybody kind of understanding that realizing that about time Nascar stepped and his name is Kyle Busch and he talks about how rivalries have <hes> kind of been tempered. I guess he doesn't read his brothers <hes> tweets but they've been tempered lately with the advent of social media. You know you could have water cooler talk or garage. Talk or whatever you WanNa call it where people would go to work and talk NASCAR. You know opened. If I remember correctly that was a very scary incident well and you gotta think this was pre Dale Earnhardt so no Hans devices or anything like that uh-huh yeah like loud and last week it was it was kind of that way there was a few guys I could pass and get up towards the front dovers definitely that way single filed and strung out there are just too great to overcome top five eight top tens of Paul and his average finishes pretty bad sixteen point four but is yep all right. Let's wrap things up with our feature driver and because Jimmy Johnson is usually at the bottom all these lists I have them here yet again most famous for crashing at the Glen after losing his brakes and slamming into the tyre barrier at ninety miles an turn around two thousand fourteen. I would guess <hes> when he got s H._R. And when I think it had something to do with Keelan and Kevin just having a son and kind of figuring out what weekly and <hes> thanks so much for <hes> Rich Phillips being on the program Texas Motor speedway is where he is from and now we're rolling right into a driver spotlight can then <hes> picks up because you run into somebody else and it picks up again and starts all over and here's Kyle Busch to tell us about his rivalry with Kevin Harvick it started to what things look like from somebody else's perspective and not just his own perspective. Rodney had a lot to do with it. I think Rodney's got a great respect for people in the garage area and I think Tony in our back in the year two thousand which by the way I watched the video on Youtube and they had commentators in a commercial break before coming sounds across the social media platform into the voice gets louder and just becomes more annoying so you got a mind your PS and QS. I guess a little bit more <hes> die quietly at the racetrack back from commercial talking about it and you could hear the worry in their voices. I think they broke the commercial break early to come back also to talk about just happened dinner. All of us were just GonNa continue to <hes> to see what all we could get away with his final lap weekly final lap weekly as back. Here's your host Dan. We have noticed as well. Kyle Busch also notice that there's a little more gamesmanship going on those restarts because <hes> that's when their best opportunity is to pass yeah. There's been way yeah. Luckily that foam was there was very absorbent. Yeah <hes> had an album for the foam. I don't think that would have turned out very well all right so Jimmy's got four top now now you have people on their computers on their cellphones on whatever all day long talking about it or whatever one or two three people at their job site but like hundreds and thousands itself in position essentially before everything single files out once it starts a single file out. That's kind of it. <hes> you know depending on especially the racetracks you go to but um light on man. These are awesome. <hes> it's last week's winner. Denny Hamlin and he has a little bit of confidence after his win Pocono last week. Certainly we are contenders rob races so I think it's really really clicking well right now. Why did you think rich Phillips so late in the show <hes> because we're wrapping things up and that's usually when we thank people we're versed in in in the sense of we can win anywhere. You know like I said last week. We haven't had this speed like this sense. You know probably two thousand twelve when we won five five top fives eight top to eight top tens at an average finish of eleven point three zero eight also wants anoma earlier this year so he's definitely one to watch out for how Bush Askari Murphy and Toby Christie just a couple of guys talking race in my name's Gary Murphy his name is Toby Christie. We call US entire program the final LAP ONI and zippy and all those guys. I think that the people that he's around at s H._R. Are Great Group of guys and they're well respected where the other team he was with is not and okay. I'm I'm hoping he listens to this point. Do you think he's still listening now. He d tuned out now. Listen to himself just like us. All as radio guys do and that's it. It's Bush he's also really good at Israel. Courses Kyle Busch has two wins this race track six top five twelve top tens two poles an average finish of nine point three five seven and only I most weeks I mean there's not a week of shows up. I don't think we can win and I don't know I mean. Teams really can say that five or six maybe but certainly I think that <hes> we chests and stuff Martin Drake's junior. He's kind of a road course ace actually he does. He did well next series before <hes> coming up and that's pretty well at the road courses one win though at this one thing to radio guys trust me. How's my voice kind of listen to it on a sweater. Most people hate the way they sound recorded. Not People that come from radio background. It's all about our ego. It's all about how smart I hear. How see how smart I hear how smart I sound. That's right say once I met I find that out. I'm gone. I'm voice. That's the most important they gave us. A chance to try to sync up are saying of the words and it was fun. Patriot dot com slash the lap flash that was that was right in the middle of the Patriots thing. It's good only we could do that. WanNa laugh. Weakly 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 Kerry Murphy Tween Toby. You and I will chat next week about Watkins Glen and Michigan and stuff. That's a wrap another final lap. Weekly is in the books the final I'm thirty eight forty five and I just I feel like I'm still learning every single week how to be a little bit better and so that's why it's it's still kind of a debtor in sport because you know we have the experience that we've learned for the first ten years of our career and even though they've changed not really. I've worked with have had that kind of D._N._A. I just think that the chemistry between him and the engineer myself was all really really good right now. You know I'm still learning. I'm he's he's. GonNa be around for very long time. I'm glad to be working with them and obviously he's a short-track guy from the from the roots similar to what I'm from <hes> in all the crew screen sound designed by Russell Nash Audio Director Dot Audio. I'm Tom owed some Tombo DOT com. Thanks listening sign now to thank all our in and it's my job. He's the head coach on. The quarterback is my job to execute the plan that he sets forth for me. That's the way it's going to be. You know win or lose. He's he comes up with. The way carried away with radio voice carry well. You sparked it. Why did started a monster. I'm kind of showing you that plays on on the one that needs execute. He's <hes> he's really done a good job of knowing what it takes to win in in the Cup series and his rookie season I mean yeah how about Charles K Miller Chris Evers crew wrong David Life Earth Chris Edwards twice. Oh Vision. I didn't have <hes> years ago two thousand fourteen. We made it all the way to the homestead and we were leading with nine ago. We had an untimely caution but <hes> for Denny Hamlin. He says the crew chiefs. Call the shots at this point not not the guy inside the helmet. Yeah I mean I'll tell you. There's no such thing as peaking too early. You're if you're winning races it happens batteries do happen in the playoffs that it happens to even championship guys. <hes> you just have to make sure you have that cushion and that's a cushion. The driver says Denny Hamlin. Everyone works hard. Everybody works hard but I think that the related relationship I have with my crew. Chief is really good. He sets out a plan for the weekend died. Care you on the show Kerry Murphy. I'm talking about NASCAR. I don't think it's quite that bad but Dan come on no new that's lame. We were just there for the weather. We'll go to Kristie. We'll have all the stories in between you're giving yourself a buffer in the playoffs so I think that really any work we can put in now will just help us in the playoffs if we do stub. Arto and have a bad race so checkered flag is flying on this show. This is the final half weekly catches next week ride here when we will recap the racing at Watkins Glen Bell Michigan again as the car has changed. The rules changed everything about it. We had that experience but then we're we're still learning and getting better as well so it's still no main sport all right. The sure feature feature driver drivers spotlight all right. We're going to go back and we're GONNA. We're GONNA leave one of those and then go back to driver. Say What Yeah I like. The drivers say say what yeah when you get back to that drivers say weird. Why did that leave seriously. We've replaced it with driver spotlight driver feature. I'm doing everything I can to be better. 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02-13-19 NASCAR America MotorMouths

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45:15 min | 2 years ago

02-13-19 NASCAR America MotorMouths

"So here's the concept the whole idea about motormouth fans can call right? I'll see him and then we'll patch him through. And then fans will talk live on this show with you and Kyle way Kyle's going to talk to fans live on the show petty talking to fans live on this show. I don't wanna get fired my first day in. We'll that's the concern. There is valid, but I have a button that I can both drop the call and drop. Kyle's microphone. Okay me. All right. Also, we don't wear this nice out for this show. So the class it up. I don't have any plaid shirts. Don't wear slacks in here on that you can wear. We're wearing shorts right now. Right now, it's a joy the desk degree Perth. Perfect. Welcome to motormouth today was media day. The Daytona five hundred we're gonna hear from an eight star drivers today on NASCAR America. But when I say, it's motormouth this is a whole new show. And there's big reason I've got to motormouth right here with AJ the digger and colleague Vic show. I'm I think I wanna be media day after ready. Do you just hold onto your hat this show is solely different? It's only the studio, you know, but it totally different show because it's all about you. We want to hear from you. You can call in and talk to us live using the phone number one eight four four NASCAR NBC or you can send in questions comments back whatever on social media using the hashtag motor mounts. So let's see you could talk about. I don't know the clash class. We talk about the ban the ban the class the band the clash obviously forty year anniversary you get on the track at Daytona. Oh, forty years. You got gotta write this did. We've talked about AJ's hair or the Rolex twenty four hour work on the fist-bump to that little bit there. Plus Cowboys and chase Elliott are going to be on the show this show is so important. We got a lot of support from our co workers, and I wanna share it from our friend. Rick allen. I think today's when we find out what can and can't be said on NBC, Rick. We love you. Thanks, go to the next tweets from our co workers. There are nine. That's it. That's literally it. He's the only one watching Rick. You have moved up to P one in our hearts, brother. He wanted our power rank. So what you guys want to get into it, should we? Well, I guess let's start at the beginning on motormouth today. Denny Hamlin talked today with Nate Ryan. It's got a great story on NBC sports dot com. Talk about kind of looking at the year in what he sort of sees happy. He obviously is talking about some of the changes that happened happening for twenty twenty a shorter schedule. But also he was talking about the drivers council. So let's take a look at what he said. Tune into the Olympics. The most popular event is hundred meter dash not the twenty five mile marathon acting as twenty six point two. Maybe there's something to be said about that. Okay. So I don't I'm not correcting. It sounded like a marathon twenty six point two I know from big into those. I love their gas. So so in that respect, what do you think it do you see that? That's the way this stuff is going to go in. There were going to be talking about more of a sprint rather than a marathon. I think we have to I think the product that we have. Now, we hear from the fans we hear from the viewers that we hear from people that listen on the radio that read about the sport needs to change to accommodate what the fans want and we've hammered this road. We've been down this five hundred mile listen they started five hundred mile races. Because cars wouldn't last five hundred miles. The cars that you got out of last year. We'll go twenty five hundred or three thousand miles. I mean, they'll go forever. We're not going to run that long race. So we're gonna need to go back and make an enjoyable and make TV package and a package at the racetrack to make an an event. So that people wanna be there. They wanna watch. They wanna be a part of it. I think you can still have your long races can have the Daytona five hundred. You can have your class. The class yet Darlington. But I agree. We talk about wanting to get younger viewership as you said, Kyle younger viewers. They don't have the attention span to sit there for four four and a half hours. They wanna see something quick make it happen. And go onto the next thing. So we need to shorten these races. But there's a challenge of that TV doesn't wanna shorten them. I mean, there's a lot that goes into it. But whether it's the season or the race link. I think that is the direction we have to go to get more viewership to come back. I think we all go through this. I think the sport different sports go through it, we go through it with different products. When you can't buy this Cup. Everybody wants this Cup. Everybody wait in line. But if you give them this Cup every day, eventually, they just get tired of it thirty six races, the amount of time that these teams, you know, spend on the road. That's how I grew up. I mean, I'm used to it. I grew up. My dad raced in January, and we were still racing in November. That was the way it was. But that doesn't mean, that's the way it all. Always has to be. And I think we have to take some of the traditional parts of the sport and mold them together with what this fan base wants. And our new fan base wants to create the fan base that we can move forward with its big deal. Dinnie also talked about the driver council in sort of how he thought that it needed to play a role in it, which was inching because what he said sort of juxtaposed where he's previously been. He always sort of been on the side of of the drivers council almost made it sound like with the leadership changes in NASCAR that it. He felt like it was kind of less of a priority. Do you feel like that's the way the NASCAR is going with the leadership changes we've seen, you know? That's a good question. Danny was instrumental and the driver council so some of his comments today kinda make scratch my head a little bit. Because he seems to have lost a little bit of faith or doesn't believe that has the power that has just sat down for a coffee cow with my Kelton to talk about. And we talked about the council's whether it was. RTA? Whether it was the driver council, whether it's the tracks. It's not like it used to be you don't have Dale Earnhardt who marches up in that truck and represents deller senior who represents everybody in that garage or you don't have a Jeff Gordon who represents everybody in that garage. I think Bill France senior Mike Helton those guys believed in what those those drivers told him. Now, they said, okay. If you come in the truck, you're looking out for the best interest of AJ, if I come in the truck, I'm looking out for the best interests of cow when they sit down with the council, they feel like they get a good cross section of what moves the sports forward. So I think the driver council is still important and still has a big place in the sport. Then Hamlin his always just cared about the sport. That's one thing. No matter the direction, he's talked or maybe comments that he makes he's always had the best interest of the sport kind of in-vitro. And that's why we came up with the driver council. But as you said, Kyle it's going to be interesting. There's a little bit of both. The new powers at NASCAR. I think they're headed the right direction. You get the right people in the right places. They'll make the correct decisions. But at the same point, you still got to talk to the drivers about what they wanna feel whether it's race cars at events, you know, some of the things we talked about whether it's a shorter season or just to try to bring attraction back to the sport. You gotta make these races events. So how do we get the drivers to be involved in that to help bring the fans closer to the sport? Whether it's inside the racetrack or pre event stuff that goes on so point there's fifty fifty each side. Good point. I think it takes a lot. We oughta give Steve Phelps props for being honest and saying, you know, maybe we lost our way a little bit over the years because that to have that kind of honesty, and to put pride aside and company politics, that's a big deal to say, okay? So we may have had miscues long way because that turns out that's real life. And look I love that statement. And we used to have this statement worked on. Racecars in. I don't care if the gas set in the third seat and a fourteenth row has an idea to help us run faster by got I want to know what that idea is. Because that makes us a better team. And I think that's what Steve saying is. How can we be a better team? How can we be better for the fans? How can we put this together? And it's going to take drivers. It's going to take owners. It's going to take track operators. It's going to take TV partners. It's going to take everybody. We didn't get to where we're at overnight. We can't right the ship or change the ship and get that group of fans back overnight. It's gonna take time. But I think the powers that be in Daytona are headed in right direction. Did you see that? That was that was the key thing. He I actually did. Because late last year he met with all the drivers in. It was the first time I had actually ever heard somebody from NASCAR really say, you know, what we have a problem. And that was the biggest thing they said was we have a problem we have to fix it. And as you said, it's not gonna happen tomorrow. It's not going to happen in a week. It's not gonna happen. Even throughout this year. Worked all fixed in one period of time. But it takes. The right people to say that you know, what we need to build together. And as an industry, we all have to do it together. Whether it's good for me today or good for you tomorrow. We have to do it together. And it shows I care like that. That there. They don't see that honesty. And the great thing is I think the number one word that people are talking about inputting back at the very forefront of everything is fans. Let's make sure these fans constantly entertained it. They feel the most comfortable this whole sport. Just revolves around those fans just like this show. Yes. So here's what's coming up on motormouth today. Chase Elliott Cowboys are gonna join us. Wait until you hear the hard hitting questions. AJ ask them because I was obviously very well. Plus who are the top kid drivers right now and ask NASCAR cow gets his power rankings? And we wanna hear from you. Taking your calls today. The all you can be be motormouth. Television. Which is cool. Don't get paid off. I get paid to go out finished, right? He would like better. So it's like what do you want? People. Ask me. What's our strategy going into Sunday? Really strategies myself to the twenty to twenty one I'll try to find each other and work together. You know finished second last year without. I've never changed teams and had this much comfort the magic kingdom. So hopefully that magic rubs off on our car here. I wanna beat them just as bad as they wanna be a lot of close calls last year. Some wrecks or off. I close my eyes. I'm like our done, and we would come out, and I'm like, all right? Cool crap. I guess right. So it wasn't all that we about. Did we barely missed that one? At the end. I've said this for a few years now that we can combine the clash and the also race. No one knows what's going to happen at this one. This one's just got to put yourself in a position when it comes down to it. You saw the clash you can be leading the race. And be the guy that starts the biggest crashes so special the win over five hundred biggest race of the year force the great American race and pull them in the victory lane. Here's like none. Other. Ready to fire away and give. So the championship trophy is actually on each week member of our team gets it. And I've challenged funding unique with us. I gotta post stuff on social pitcher the other night of one of the guys on our team. He was he had a fire in the middle of it. And he is cooking s'mores. I think it just gets me fired up you more to know that we're so close, and we can definitely do you win the Daytona five hundred. You're set your locked in to play offs. Race anymore. You can take take off. That's how should save some money. Love seeing those. If y'all wanna see more of those interviews get on YouTube look for the motor sports on NBC channel. There's some great stuff. Let's jump in. Let's talk about your power ranking for the top ten drivers starting with mind. Yeah. I mean, I think should we can't P one. I thought very interestingly is the champ. Why would anybody? Well, wouldn't he be p one? He's the last guy to do something. So that's that's my guy. Go cow Bush. Kevin Harvick same guys that we're up there last year. Put Brad up there and Blaney up there. Jones put chase put Jimmy in their tenth. And I know I'm gonna take a lot of heat for that. But I put him in there because he's won seven championships. Not because I think he's going to do anything just because I think he wants seven championships. So that's not power ranking right there. That's an I it's it's weird. You put a little respect on the NAN also seven you gotta respect gut shot. You gotta what about you know, noticing. Denny hamlin. Not winning a race. You got him in the top ten. Zach I'm from you know, what that just comes from. I like, Danny basically, basically a lot of thought went into. Okay. Now, you tell me why should have Cal Larson wheel race car. Oh, let me will this thing for about four hundred ninety miles. But I can't get that last victory lane. I'll put collar arts and my top ten when he does something we've got to get him to stay off the wall on the last five. That's that's all I'm saying. Can let's go look at NBC sports power rankings that Nate Ryan Dustin long motive worked on. So they got how Bush at the top. Then Jimmy Johnson. You got Brad Keselowski and Joey tie there. Which is nice. I got. So did we just use qualifying in the class? Let me say that's what I wanna know. Let me apologized everybody at NBC. I thought this was about people who could do something. I didn't know we were just ranking people on the my my biggest question, either jab. How have chase Elliott behind two guys at Hendrick motorsports idea? I mean, okay. I'll even like I'll give you Jimmy. Yeah. Seven championships. New crew chief out to prove something won the clash Byron Wayne buying. How're you gonna put chaso behind wanting Byron for the record watching day? No. Looking at that list reminds me when you look at Daytona. So currently we have this weird battle of Xs by the Jimmy and chats Jimmy is like I'm gonna show you guys that it wasn't just my crew battle of the exit. Right. Like, I'm gonna show you guys. I'm the greatest crew chief is ever been. So he gets William on the pole. That's awesome. Great great tell you what my Gatorade. I'm gonna go out there and win this clash now. The weird thing for me, as you got all these people that are weighing in saying there some media member saying stuff like, oh, well, you know, I still think we're giving the the leader of the race the respect they deserve. Look. They're Jarvis to win racists. That's true job is to go up front and win races. So turns out sometimes these cars are doing some things that they're not meant to. If you believe that Jimmy Johnson would wreck afield than you're not as bright as people think, that's like any way, you cut it. That's not what that much to me punch today. That's not who he is. You don't win seven championships. Try saying like our guys good luck. I'm gonna take. This on see that's not all that aphids on my wrong. I got you on that. But I got you. I felt like he did read Paul Menard. Attention. Definitely he did everything he could to make that move. Perfect. And he made the move set it up made the move perfect. And then he hooked on. And then the field crashes behind him. I do wanna just make sure that we're on the same paint he cut he could've used a old Juan Montoya line. I wreck the first guy. I don't know what the there were doing best fervor. Here's what here's what Jimmy made the perfect move coming off turn to he lagged back. Kurt Busch on these bumper. They get that energy. He pushes up when Jimmy pulled out on Paul Menard. And we heard chase Elliott earlier in the week talking to Jeff Gluck say these cars move around when somebody's right there when they make that initial move. So did Powell come over or Jimmy polling motor whichever that make any difference? Jimmy did not allow enough room. I don't believe I think that was the mistake that was made in that move was not to allow enough. Now, it's incredibly aggressive and incredibly aggressive move with the rain on your windshield and everything going on. You gotta make something happen. Jimmy. Johnson had to make something happen. And these are the consequences of what happened. You can't argue with it. But you can't say that he didn't wrecking because we just don't take record. I just wanna be sure you guys know the Jimmy did not design that aero pack. He's not an com. I'll make sure I'll tell you what this shows all about the fans calling in. Are y'all ready to take our? Let's do it. Okay. Yeah. The button, I've got all the buttons are ready. We're gonna take our first caller am I correct. This is Carl from Akron, Carl what's up, man. What's up while y'all do today? We are great, buddy. How you doing? Here's my question. I'm old school. So you all want the NASCAR? I love very soon. I like the schedule how it is. How about we just breathe fire into it for these newer fans. What about some heat races? You see the Rover was successful. We take more tracks and add and field course and stuff like that. What about breathing fire new stuff into these races instead of necessarily change in the schedule on doing all this and just breathing some life into these races with heat races or like the robo and making stuff like that? That's a great question. Yeah. That's that's that's a great question. Nascar in the past has not been a fan of hate races. We just have. So when you say, oh fans and your traditionalist. That's not what NASCAR did that's not how they grew up. And we and we tried when we tried trie- says Finnity, and it really did they? I like the point of breathing fire into the sport. But I think the sport needs a kick in the butt more than some fire braid breathing fire into I think we're going to have to make big changes and a lot of different areas. Car driver tracks a lot of stuff. I think the Rover was great experiment the robot. We don't need. We don't need to do the role of every race that everybody wants. Then they do eight Robles, and then it becomes boring. Well, we don't wanna get I agree that there's different different ways to go. Call. All right, Carl thank that call at the core of it. What what's interesting those you have this balance of technology and attention fans, and you've still got that love of grassroots short tracks. And we're seeing this week Nusa Myrna is packing it out. And there's so many local tracks at tap into. What it is that people about racing and any way you cut it. We have to keep that same dynamic that draws people to a race car and says man, I want to do that. Okay. Here's here's the thing. And I hear this all the time people love short-track racing. Love short-track. Right. We got to. We've got a couple of short treks. I saw we really got out throw Richmond in there. But it can go either way you go Bristow Mearns. Oh, so people hated road courses. Now, they love real love road courses on the NASCAR circuit. But when you look at it people will go. Out to their local short-track. Okay. But we won't people to come and go to the local short track and pick AJ almond dinger's, my local driver, and they see him move to the truck series. And then they see him move. Follow him followed that driver as what we want him to do. And I think that's what we've lost a lot of cases we've lost that guy who came off that short-track. And that's what a lot of these people are preaching right now is bring back the local short track driver who has a way to get to the Daytona five hundred to run a write some of that goes with. I think as well is the costs that we have. That I grew up loving was the truck series when it started. And the fact that you know, sure, you had your big name you had children with with Mike Skinner they had their teeth. But you could take an old short-track team. That said you know, what they're coming to my racetrack this weekend. At hickory. We're going to build a truck, and we're gonna take our driver Ingraham try to beat those guys. So that's the same thing. It's a delicate process. You don't want to alienate the old school fans, but we also got to bring new ones in so, but there's a lot that goes into it. And why are you smiling so much? I'm just I'm thinking that. There's so many great ideas. I love the retaking call and somebody if you wanna call and say, hey, get xfinity cars off and put them back at you'd be right. So there's a lot of great things we hear coming. We've got cow is ready. The Daytona five hundred but he's already had one big rates this week. It's competition a plumber dinosaur grill. We'll talk super rowdy next on motormouth. Welcome back to NASCAR America presents motormouth. That is the Daytona International Speedway. Where media day is going on. And we are so excited to be joined by one of the greats. Cow Bush is down there. Kyle first off thanks for joining us. How is your media day going down there, buddy? Well, my media days been all right, right? So I can't say I got much to complain about all the media people down here being really really nice to me because my great sponsor Eminem's brought everybody Eminem chocolate bars. So everybody's feeling full today and energize today, and they're all ready to rock and roll, and right and type and talk and everything else they got going on. So we're taking care of business. You are taking care of business. And there's no other way to ask this after seeing you getting off the plane at the plane with that Aren jumpsuit is it true pimp nine easy. It ain't easy son. It ain't easy. Yeah. So I love the tracksuit that Adidas had and gave to myself and Samantha and Braxton and obviously being able to go out there and showcase our talents of being able to show. What else we can do? Besides being race car drivers. I don't ask me to rap. I don't think that's gonna work right now. But I'm giving my best Fred Durst or vanilla ice from back in the nineties right there. So bringing a little vintage back to two thousand nineteen it's amazing 'cause the commitment to the picture number one. I saw your high top sneakers were perfect. They were Chris your wife. Looks fantastic. Always. But you're man Braxton looks like his album is about to drop, and he is so serious. Yeah. Yeah. No, no question about that. And you know, the only thing I didn't have was I don't I didn't have a friend that had enough chains for us to borrow for all three of us. So. Chains. My boy, my boy Brax is is pretty fly for a white guy, and certainly showing up what all the ladies out there missing up on right now. I have one, you know, that's not real gold though. But anyways, talking about Brexit and we saw him playing. Mario kart. So more importantly, what is Brexit race schedule? Looking like, you know what he's three and a half. Now, he's about you got about getting racecard powder wheel. Yeah. He's big into the power wheels. He's big into carte stuff. So we got him a go-cart for Christmas. And that was the the Mario Kart, essentially, he's he liked green. So he's the Yoshi. And so we're playing Mario car. And he's like, it'd be cool. If you're in a game, and I'm like, all right right on let's do this. So we had to go karts bought some outfits and costumes for the other guys to wear we made this video, and it was amazing. And now, I get home every day. And Braxton's like, hey, man, let me see you win. Mario Kart again, you know, so he wants to see the video over and over again of me taking all these guys out and having a good time and being able to score the win for myself with Mario Kart. So a lot of fun there. Thanks korla. Joy, he built them things. And they turned out amazing there bunch of bunch of fun. So it looks like basically what I love is that you just really did this for right because it looks like took cards you basically put drift wheels on there. They've got like PVC sleeve on there. But it took a lot of work to make it. How did you guys map that whole thing out and make this awesome product for the fads? Yeah. Well, the real life the real life part of it was pretty easy just running around the track with the go kart hitting some cones throwing some banana peels that each other throwing some turtles at each other hitting some mushrooms and some speed action stuff like that. But the real magic came in the in the film room, and the putting the video together in the editing room and making sure that we had all the right pieces and all the right places and things like that. So guy, my my web guy put it all together took them about a week to do it. And then he was like all right. Here's a final product. What do you think? And I was like boy we got some work to do. So I went to his office. We sat down for like two hours. Fine tuning all the noises all the sounds and timing everything. Exactly. Right. And I'm like people are going to beat on this any possible way. They could beat on it. And we left one mistake in there to make sure people were actually paying attention where at the beginning. When you're in the players select page, we left Luigi in as Yoshi to see if we could get a few people to pick up on that. And lo and behold boy. We got some hate down about Luigi. She was versus Luigi. So I guess we should have just fixed it from the start and men like all right? Well, we just leave it clean, you know. But. It was it was pretty fun. Great time. Did I love you? You have truly embrace that lifestyle of haters. Hey, and you knew that make something credible for the fans somewhat still gonna go crazy and turns out. That's okay. That's happened. Absolutely. It happened. I saw this off season seemed like it was really great for you. Guys, y'all did a lot of stuff both as a family. You guys had a ton of date nights. I wanna hear because you know, Kyle's a huge music fan. What was going to the Justin Timberlake concert like because I did notice the Jeff Gordon got that like swerving swag from him. Did you receive any like head nod? I saw the pictures tell us about it. Yeah. See so I'm not big time enough. So Jimmy and Harvick. And Gordon we're all able to go before he came out on stage and go backstage and meet him and talk to them being his presence, whatever. So then when it all came down to the the show, you know, Jimmy gotta shout out. Jeff gotta shout out. Harvard. Gotta shout out. And I'm just sitting there like an idiot and the crowd and the people around like, where's your shout out on like, nobody, you know, obviously, I'm I'm I'm just Bush, you know, so they're peeing on me. But anyway, it was a great show. I mean, he put on a good show is a lot of fun to watch. And I wish he would have played a little bit more old school Timberlake like stuff that we were more accustomed to when we were growing up. I guess, but you know, there's there's a lot of people there from today's day that that listens to his stuff right now. So few of the songs, I wasn't quite understanding. What area they were from? They must have been so new I haven't even heard him yet. That's I think he's more of like a senior Rita. Maybe Crimea river. What serious question Daytona? How big is they tone? A really I mean, they speedway is not been the best to you at different times this year. We just saw new teammate behind you extra standing there behind you just a minute ago. How big is this year? Well, I'm hoping this year is the biggest one yet. You know, obviously having a lot of years where we've had a little bit of success down here. Some third fourth and also having a lot of defeat of not finishing having finishing thirtieth or worse, whatever it might have been. So I'd certainly like to think that this year's are year. We can win the sixty first annual Daytona five hundred and take home that Harley Earl trophy. It would be a phenomenal experience for me. It would be another the top item on my checklist right now is Daytona five hundred. So it would mean everything, and hopefully we can get that done. Cow. Thanks for taking the time to join us. We know that was a big deal. We really appreciate it. Absolutely guys. Thanks for having me. Now, it's time to hear from you. We will take your questions live when motor mouth continues one eight four four NASCAR NBC. Come back to motormouth. We are so excited. It's time to take some calls. If you are calling. I it might be a little busy don't panic. Keep calling. We're excited. Have you? Let's say our first call this segment is Bill from Dallas Bill. What do you wanna talk about? Well, I was home to touch on subject. Kyle brought up about the short tracks and a local short tracks. And then the North Texas area where I'm from. We'd never had a successful. I try and I don't think they have an Oklahoma. Maybe you know, toward you center somewhere not been relevant. If you will in this area, and what nice car could do to maybe support that with funds to keep it going fell. It catches on here. It's never been successful. That I know what you're Bill. Thanks for calling. That's a great question. What what can I tracks? Listen. There are so many short treks in this country asphalt and and dirt there run on a weekly basis. What makes short-track work is not necessarily nice car? It's the fans it's the fans the fans that come out to that grassroots racing. And that's where the Richard patties came from. That's where the Dale Earnhardt seniors. I'm from that's where the Jeff Gordon's came from. That's where you came from. We all came from a short-track somewhere to find our way to the to the upper level. But it's the fans if track that make it it's not because of Nashville because NASCAR it's because of the fans in every region. It's kinda got their different want. As Bill just talking about, you know, some places have dirt tracks, others are more. Nass fault. Really as you said. It's just I think the biggest thing that NASCAR can do is. When we go to certain areas. Yes is when they do have short tracks. There is trying to promote the races that are going on that weekend. That's because there is a lot of stuff you can do hand in hand. We should give some props guys like. Like, marcus. Like Eddie Gossage attacks for speedway. They do a great job with with the facilities that they have using his many events to get local racers in and when you can see Cup drivers even indie like what Indy did would that sprint car races? You're known the Dale jR, went and sat on somebody's roof and went and watch that that's a cool thing next on a Robert who is calling in from Massachusetts. Robert, what's on your mind? Why can't nastier when they have harsher flag, read align? Everybody up where they were my net cartoons like number nine racing on the pit there now 'cause you put these teams go I want to raise the nine track. Not very had every week. Yeah. Yeah. I understand your point. But raisins always been on pit road. My dad wanted the Daytona five hundred because he changed two tires and not four tires. He wanna race on pit road and not on the racetrack. People have been winning racetrack. When and races own pit road ever since they started racing. I'm sorry. Unless you run a fifty lap feature with no pits. Then that's the way it is. And I understand what you're trying to say. But in the real world what you're what you're in the real world what you're trying to say really doesn't translate well to the racetrack. Robert, you're you, really. You're talking about the confusion of the wave around. It sounds like all of that part of the process, right? Somewhat. But I'm saying if really good under breakside fine when everybody gets back to where they were when I came out and the thing that happened. It was it was in the clash was everybody bailed off on pit road before the before the stage was about to their their competitions. And that's where the confusing so that that doesn't happen at a lot of racetracks in the sense. You kind of get caught under yellow at times. But that was unique pit road somewhere away racing. Kind of lends itself that. Yeah, that's true. Robert, thanks for calling. We got William on the line next from Tennessee. William what's on your mind? As far as the chase the play offs. When the twelve car field is it. For the next race. Maybe eliminate two to four cars from the field by the time. You get to the last race or the season. Maybe have maybe the top twenty cars rice and. Okay. Well, I mean, that's not that's not a bad idea. You mean, you mean just twenty cars would go to homestead? End on the map. But anyway, when you get the twelve cars you start eliminate those bottom two to four cards on the bottom of the field. From the bottom of the big field. Is that what you're saying? From the bottom of the forty guard thing. Yeah. You'll ours. As you're going, you know, get into field. To get up here. Okay. Well, let me ask you a question. Let me ask you a question this money. The sport is run on sponsorship and sponsors pay thirty six races. So if I if I get eliminated do I have to get my sponsor about money. Well, I don't know how to contracts go. But when everything that's how you don't go to work. You don't get paid. Because that's the way it works. That's the way it works. Good. I like your thought because it's almost like an Australian pursuit race. But I don't think it works monetarily. No. But they keep man. I'll tell you. And I've been in just a couple of the meetings last latte five years when tad and Jodi what have me? Yeah. That wouldn't work out. Well, like, you know, and the point being is I get it. You gotta you gotta homestead the final four racist for the championship. But we're still all racing. Everybody. What I to go win the race bash as best I can't because every points position. Also means money. But I do I think the phone idea. Do wanna make sure you know, you you've definitely your volume increases each time. I just wanna make sure you know, that we can hear them in our years and you're wearing a microphone count coming. Okay. So that'd be that'd be. Hyped up to that was way. But we're going to Matthew now from Florida, Matthew. What do you wanna talk about? Wondering say, you know, like five hours twelve hour series feeble ring, I've love what if we do done style. Right. On track that we've never been to before as well. Wow. That's that's a fun idea. Man. You would you would you Matt to you? That's all I'm gonna give you on that one. Much of it. You said did any Hamlin talking about race to be you did make the point that truly motorist? But I'm gonna I'm gonna say this. I will say let me let me throw it out there like this. I guess is what I'm trying to say is we have to change things and look at the sport different. But we can't gimmick. Our way back to be in NASCAR to be in the best motor sport in the world. We have to be able to do it consistently. So I I would I would I would probably be against that. I like the idea, but I would probably be and the thing is we already have that. Right. That's what is all about. Exactly. And that's on NBC sports yesterday. Cheer guys. Good deal, man. Or call because that would be like you wouldn't for four. But you know, what the thing is we already have the Rolex twenty four hour race. We already have the twelve hours in or support your local short tracks race. Hey, thank you for calling. We're gonna try to take some more calls during the show. And we've got an after show that's on our motor sports on NBC channel on YouTube. Coming up though chase Elliott is looking to build on a breakthrough season. We'll hear from him next on motormouth. Welcome back to motormouth that is Daytona for media day. We're here at the studio in Charlotte aware so lucky to be joined by chase Elliott who is down there in Daytona chase. How is your media day going so far, buddy? It's going you all my last. You're my last. So that really. Good good. That's all we appreciate you take that time. 'cause I know I know it can be trying 'cause AJ said he said, you know, I wasn't sure if I really want to retire. And then I saw some of the footage from me. Wait easier doing. Sure. So let's let's something fun something easy. I wanna hear about your your trip. Man. You went to Hawaii in the offseason with some friends. Can you tell us a little bit about it little bit about the fund? You got to have. I didn't go to I was not invited to Hawaii. I with everybody. That's. That's a bad. I want to. Bad. What that set right? Square that said, you know, when you are invited to go out Blaney and Bob and all that who goes to bed the earliest like who runs the hardest, but who goes to bed the earliest. That's a good question. We know oddly enough, I wasn't invited to Hawaii. And then they all went to DisneyWorld yesterday. And guess he wasn't invited to DisneyWorld. Yeah. Sure. What time they went to bed last night? I don't know. Good. Tell you see. So this mess. You win winning races. In teen choice. Did all of a sudden we started losing friends is that is that you're feeling like they know you're going to continue to beat them. So they're gonna stop inviting you to stuff because that's messed up. I'm not sure about all that. But like I I mean, I extended a couple invitations over the off season all of which got declined. So no tation to the DisneyWorld yesterday. It's been a rough go it'd be all want to hang out. Let me let me just say, obviously, it's tough being the most popular guy. Right. I know from you too. Yeah. Okay. I got this subject. Changing subjects are chased. Hey with all the flying. You do have you ever taken air lessons? I went up and lost it about six seven months ago, or whatever it was crazy man to have you ever taken air battle classes. I've never I've never taken any lessons. I've been with some guys that do it. I have a buddy races rebel areas Kevin Coleman. And he took me a while back, and we got to fly, and it was awesome. But I've never done it. Really? You know, I like to try someday. But it's so cool. What those guys do and fly one thing. But doing that stuff is a whole another world. So I'd love to fool around that someday. I tried to talk to Kevin into China may or something down the we'll see, but it'd be phone. I got to fly with Kirby Chambliss, and I can tell you that. I felt like I got kicked down a flight of stairs. It hurt my body so badly, but I can't get around. The fact you invited friends to go do a couple of things can you just give me some examples of what you invited your crew know these guys didn't go because that I'm I think I'm upset for you. Now. Well, you know, it's one of those things right? Leads you accept and you you build the bridge, and you get over it. I've learned and try to invite him to invite Ryan to concert last weekend. And. Two months ago. Great idea. Yeah, I'm coming and then came to buy plane tickets and. No such thing. So here we are left out again on the next trip. So I'm not sure what this can lead to after this. But I don't know. I mean, I build a bridge. I got over it. So here I am day over so what type of concert was was it heavy metal concert. Because isn't that? What that? Yeah. Was it not enough for him? You think? Yeah. Now, it wasn't a heavy metal concert. But I mean, I feel like he at least like the guy, you know, or claim to. I don't know. I mean it happens. I get it. You know, I'm not gonna I'm not gonna push it. You know, if you're not wanted you're not wanted. So I'm just gonna keep cruising. And and yeah, just try to stay on the straight narrow maybe one day. They'll hang out with me again. I know a lot of interesting quotes come out of media day. And I'm just gonna put one out there for you. The moment that Ryan Blaney cut his hair. He quit quit warm them. It sounds like he got some cold shoulders. That's messed up. Must have because I mean, I get it. I get it. But. Yeah. Took it out on me. Apparently. So you'll have that. Fans we need to show this. This. Popular driver deserve. So he's not going to Hawaii despite my obviousness miscommunicate head on that chase. Thanks for joining us mad. You're awesome out there that blew that. Yeah. Thanks. Yes. Y'all have on. When motormouth return and chase still doesn't go to why we'll tell you about what on tomorrow's NASCAR America. And we'll get some valuable viewer feedback. Keep co and say to. Each Thursday NASCAR. America's motor sports our previews the upcoming weekend in NASCAR. And brings you the latest news from indie card insists supercross and more. The motor sports our premieres tomorrow at five thirty eastern right here on NBC. This has been so exciting. I care about that. Where we got time for one quick call Kevin from Indiana. Kevin you wanna talk about fans determining the lineup. Tell me your idea. I think it'd be neat. If there was some sort of inversion like if there was a fan pig number out of the hat and say, the number was twelve guy who qualified I would start twelve and they'd go backwards to the twelfth place. Guys starting first that way, the polls gonna have to race through the field. So he's having thank you for calling. That's a fun idea. That's that is a local short Saturday night grassroots racing thing. They do all over America, and it works or a lot of places. Most of the time your top ten or twelve they're going to be your they're gonna be your best cards. They're going to be shot at winning. So I I don't have a problem with that. Yeah. That I feel like you should give points for qualifying Senate by up front. I still got to pick even and even they got a good point Ren draw. Some hey, great idea that way sounds like. Hey. Daytona ridiculous guy. We love you. I don't know. What happened guys we've got more? We're going over to YouTube dot com slash motor sports on NBC right now. We're take more of your calls. Moore your questions if you're on the phone don't hang up. We love you guys. Thanks watching. Thank you.

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"The. You told me this morning that he was optimistic. We had a race car. And I'll be honest with you thought he's. He's really allowed me to be innocent until proven guilty. And so far, I'm not guilty. So forget well. Not guilty. Remember that right? It's a long season teams could turn welcome to NASCAR America. I'm Steve Akhtar mayor. Jeff Burton all Famer dealer guys. We heard it right there and other mile and a half track and Danny handling goes to victory lane for the second time this season impressive run though up and down day. But in the end a great strategy by crew chief, and you heard it right there. Hamlet didn't think he had a race winning cars coochie. Did I had a few times as well? But in the end, I e passed a lot of cars, he did he's starting to sound like Mark Martin, Jeff when we rates Mark. Mark said his car was not good then he bar doors taken that approach buck. They make it so interesting because they make a lot of mistakes along the way, but when you have a fast race car. Ginny said he had you can make up a lot of that. Just thank Chris gay bars on a great job. You look at the you know, how they'd been running. We had a conversation or show last week. You were you. Anyway, we had a conversation show last week about gives versus Pinski. And you'd think about Chris gave heart. And what he then he hamlet done already this early in the year. They've been a really really good combination. And you know, Denny Hamlin is you'll have to deal with him. Yeah. You have when Denny Hamlin's confident. He is you know, he's a really good race car driver anyway, and he has a ton of confidence. Now, this is the end of Denny Hamlin and gave Arlene and races this year. Well, the one thing I have learned so far with this new rules package. Two thousand nineteen is practices very hard to judge. So I'm not surprised that Danny hamlet didn't love his racecar. We've heard drivers. I don't know. It's just faster than it is or doesn't drive as good. It's very hard to see even the lap times. Because the way the guy's draft. Some in practice Texas tire was very hard. So just cycling tires improved. Your lap times. It was hard to judge going into the race cool is gonna be good. Yeah. I think we're gonna continue to see more of that even as they get a little bit more used as in what they need to do. I think that that becomes even more confusing somewhat. Kinda like it's not restrictor plate racing by any means. But you know, when you go to Daytona and tell you really didn't know what you had until you got into the race as to what you may be able to do not think that's a lot of this and is providing some really good rice. And I was really tuned in yesterday to that race from from beginning to end for five hundred miles. It was very entertaining. I tell you what what I find really interesting is that, you know, we keep saying, well, this is what we know about the package and now run x amount of mile and a half tracks. But every big race track has been completely different for Warren other right? So. So I don't know much go here. Right. And it's good. So in one to three or four it's tons of banking, tons of grip. It's just completely different. They've yet to this fact ONA racetrack that similar to the next one. I think that we are as you said, I've watched them practice, and I'm trying to figure out who's fast news, not I think they are too. I think that they really don't know how their cars supposed to feel what a good feeling card. I think that they're still learning this as well. Well, we talked about being an entertaining race. I mean, listen, I think the number speaks yourselves thirty two passes for the lead in under green flag conditions. That's not at the line. That's around the track because we've seen it. Swap two or three times in the same lap. And luckily for Denny Hamlin passing was possible because it was anything but a smooth race. He had a lot of issues trying to get to the checkered flag. This time. Think Denny tried to come to pit road the time before and he missed the injury. Hamlin pin? Lies too fast on pit roads. Take. Take. Uncontrolled tire on the right front of new right? Next house. House. Fifth his daughter feel to coast around. I mean. I don't know. Could be. I mean. Do it on. How to get any closer? They gonna hear it. And we argue. To go back. I guess. For. Go back. I think we could all have a show about uncontrolled tires. We won't get into that. I think this is the biggest thing this is where we were talking about this down to thirty second all back with the first with good break catching the yellow you think he's recovered and then boom backed eighteenth again. But in the end the team kept finding a way between strategy and not just strategy. Denny Hamlin passed. I mean, tons of cars on the restarts. Listen, I think the maturity Denny Hamlin, you know, as he's gotten older, he's become more mature how he drives a race car and that right there everybody rounding was freaking out. You know? Hey, he should have done. This should have done that. And he's like, okay. You know, it's going to be okay. And I think that attitude is so important because you know, you going to have to go fast cars, you're going to have to make something happen. And it is what it is just go to the back and deal with it. And that was a very very mature. Denny Hamlin heard right. Yeah. Sure. And I think that you had some fast race cars last year, and they were fashioned qualifying. They would run fast for a few laps. And then they didn't have the handling Danny likes. What he has. Now, he knows he's got cars capable of doing that. So he's able to kind of keep us calm and do his job. And when Denny Hamlin's focus, there's nobody that can get the job done any more than what he can't. He's very talented. Now think he likes this style of racing with everything this there. And when you've got a fast car, you can make up for a lot of things, but you don't want to continue to have these. I really thought when I saw him miss pit road. And then I thought he was going to run out of fuel before he got back around. And and with all the problems I thought that it kind of took them out of the race. But you said he stayed calm and went on did the job. Well, you mentioned all the problems. This was a five hundred mile race and played like that a lot. Yeah. But a lot of teams saw Team Penske has some issues. We're gonna talk about them later in the race. We had some other guys have some great runs. But really it came down to Kyle Busch. He was the man of the weekend. He won the truck race. The experience was going for the sweep and in my mind with one hundred ago he took control of the race. And I thought at that point he was checked out. I thought it was game over, but he shows that even though these cars are a little slower this year. They're definitely not easier to drive. Actually made an adjustment to tighten up the car in order to have it be a little bit more under control for the end of the race air and just busted loose on me as trying to hustle and make up keep the lat time going and keep the distance to this guy's behind me. And it just didn't snapped on me. So luckily, we called it and was able to get back rolling in. And then fighting it there behind those guys dirty air, and I got off to so hate it for all my guys everybody that works hard. They deserve to win should've won and threw it away. I mean, just as hard as you're hustling through the corners here and trying to do trying to run as close to wide open as you can. And sometimes your car just it's it's it needs down force. It needs that air to be on top of it in order to make sure you have that group who just didn't have it there a couple times. So I don't wanna pick on Kabul because he's done well way more stuff correct on the racetrack than he's ever made mistakes. But a rare mistake at Bush, I mean he had position. And like I said I thought that was it. I thought he was going to run away with people talk about this package being you'll slower. So it's easier to drive look like it right there. When one thing that I think you've driven Connex Finnity cards and stuff I've driven on that have lower horsepower, you have to drive you have to drive a way hard. And so then when you slip your fully committed, and when you slip it's very very just comes around when you like that so good job of saving the car. But it just shows you out front you can't just be riding around. You gotta be pushing to make lap time. And and the thing with this baggage is I have a feeling that a little bit loose is better than a little bit tight. You know, it keeps the engine freed up. It makes the cargo faster the corner and push that hard every now, and then you just may lose control you say that it sounded to me like he actually got a little tight put the wheel in it. And that's when it snapped up, the Riester, that's the worst thing for Dr you think that you've got it under control. And all of a sudden, it goes way, I thought when I saw it. I said there's no way you can keep that out of the wall. So he did an outstanding job giving himself that position. But then later on as he got back into traffic. I mean, he. Only running forth there, but behind a car, then he lost the knows they're coming off to trying to carry that speed. And that's the next thing with these big spoilers on the rear, and you get a car in front of. You're not getting that down force on the front. All it takes just a split second. I mean, you're wide open going as hard as you can. And we again you talk about those slower speeds while the corner speeds center aren't any slower than what they used to run. So that in having to hustle these cars way that you do. That's why I think we're seeing the drivers that run a lot of expanding races win and do well in these because they're custom to that. Well, you say drivers how about organizations I mean. So Kabua's was perhaps the Faye not perhaps he was the favourite going into the race. I think I'd say right now he's payment every yeah. Right. Right. Right. So then he has his issue there Jones. He's leading the race right now looks like he's going to win. And then he has to take a little bit more fuel than the others, then Danny hamlet. So if you're another competitor. I mean, Joe Gibbs racing. They got a one two three punch Martin surprisingly off all day long. But the other three really carried the banner that organization is finding a way to get cars. Victory lane multiple ways. I mean, good cars. Good execution all the above. I think last week. I said that his key was the best organization because they had more cars win races. And then. I heard you disagreed racing. Simply because Kyle is there that's not taking away from the other drivers. But the fact is that they've had three cars to finish in the top ten at least three finished in the top ten every single race so far. So that's pretty amazing that what they put together. The drivers are doing an outstanding job and putting themselves in position to win and taking advantage. Whenever those opportunities or their overall, I entertained, you know, I know there's all these arguments about good races and all the different things, but simply enough that was as good a Texas races. I can remember I would argue it's one of the best. If not the best race of the year. There was always a car in proximity the lead. There was a multitude of drivers who could have won with different execution. They were names that we don't see William buyer running up front. We had Ryan Newman at times front. Chase elliott. They kind of got handed around Kurt Busch. Look good. Yeah. I mean, the list goes on forever, right? So I was entertained by the race. I don't really care about spoilers sides era dynamics rules. I just want to be entertained. I was entertained there were a lot of people that could win the race at different times. And I thought that the mistakes people made were were they were bigger not counting would any Hamlin was able to do they overcame more mistakes than anyone? But but the restarts crazy. You never knew. It was going to win the race. It was the cars in three and four, you know, had tons of grid the one and two they were they were fighting them. It was outside the Daytona five hundred it was it was the best race of the year. And listen for guys that have issues like Team Penske jobs racing. There were new guys to the front and a team that really hasn't been looking good for quite a while has been hedging motorsports on the forty eight a good weekend, Texas, we're gonna look at the entire weekend. When we come back. Bill passed a lot of cars today. So from our point of view is pretty good day more phone where you have a speed, you know, they have been to with rain Abbas a lot of fun to be up there and leading the race aggressive pick calls here. And there we just want gonna be tonight got ours at our capable of doing. And we see obviously today he'd get second guessing yourself, you know, what we could have done. I don't know that gives cars are really really fast today. We don't have speed with our car right now seems like we teeter totter back and forth. We can make our cars fast. But the driveability is not quite there. I mean, I don't feel like we can trim out to go the speed that they can handle this weekend. We had really good driveability. But our speed wasn't quite there to keep up with those guys raw speed was in the car thinking, maybe dial that back some credibility car was close his starters. Just obviously a little to free fifteen left into this ranks the yellow black live four tires which sliding around backwards at all the way around in the person of Jones. Unfortunate. I'm on self in a bad spot. And at the end of the rates haven't take a little bit more fuel day, really confused. There's too big of a difference. Clear dirtier with third years rip level really need to get into some big detail debrief out what we can do to be better journey. We did on his team and what we're looking for learn and much better box. Now, we're so close to five kind of is a little bit of a bummer for me. We're all good together all really bad together. It's definitely improvement are starting to get more comfortable with each other. And I feel like there were a lot of good news. Our cars are closer than they've ever been Hendrick motorsports. Well, we know Denny Hamlin was the big winner. He went to victory lane. But I think the name other than Kyle Busch heading into the race going for the sweep with Jimmy Johnson. And really all the Hendrick motorsports. They took the top three positions in qualifying. Alex Bowman had an issue. He got an accident there and qualifying but Jimmy Johnson William Byron chase Elliott speed all weekend practice and everything. I think there was some concern. Right. How is it going to translate in a race? And I actually like what I saw of the forty forty eight was fast. Forty eight was fast win. He had track position when he was up front and you heard Jimmy Johnson post race interview said, okay, we had speed. Maybe we needed a little bit of driveability back in with. That tells me is that you know, everybody has a balance right now between trim out making them go fast versus making them Dr will and it just sounded like to me, and it showed on the race track that they have that speed. But you'll you can't recover. Once you lose track position you see Jimmy Johnson. Right. They're losing track position while he's in traffic. Yeah. And I think that you would talked about everybody talked about, okay? The west coast swing was over people were implementing some new things into their cars when I saw Hendrick motorsports on Friday be so fast. I was like, okay. They didn't really have the speed on the west coast that they really needed to keep up that much. They put themselves in a position with a newer racetrack year that has some grip had they put themselves in position that these cars are going to do what they need to do whenever it came time to race. But that wasn't the case they race. Very well. Jimmy Johnson did an outstanding job. But just as we saw Kyle Busch. They're slip leading the race. Jimmie one slip putting back in then had to recover from that. But they did a good job of continuing to work on the car and getting it better to where at the end of the race. Instead of where he's been going backwards. You move forward. That's the word. I was looking for recover. That's what the forty eight hasn't done. They just haven't either had the car haven't had the brakes. Haven't had the pit calls. But if you look at this race ahead of issue. They lost the first stage on pit road to the twenty two simple as that. And then that issue on pit road with. Jack handle coming out with miraculously job that even went as good as it did. But if you look at lap two hundred twelve the reason, I say that is because he ended up v very easily, Jeff, you know, how these get away from you. You could go from twelve to fifteen twelfth to seventeenth. That's a fork in the road, the forty eight in Texas found a way to kind of stop the mayhem and twelve and recover. Make good judgments make good sound pit calls and recover. And it wasn't just Jimmy William Byron right there behind him. You heard William Sam working with check annouce five hundred miles continue to work on your race car. Thank the fact, having speech one thing. But at the head of feel good to think man that rates kind of went like, we hope. Unbelievable challenge for Hendrick and everybody else. What did we heard people in the past about? Well, I have to drive, you know, having speed in the past has meant that. It did drive will. That's what you had. That's what made the speed now you actually can go fast by yourself in the car not handle well in traffic that is a very difficult balance. They're going to have to find you heard. Clint Boyer say he said, the the Gibbs cards can Kamrul actually gives cars can go fast and handle will we can do one or the other. We can't do those. And I think that's the Pinski gives secret on these mile and a half so far they have found a way to have speed and drivability, and that's what every other teams trying to catch up with you mentioned house racing. I know they had all four of the top ten. Kevin Harvick didn't like his carbon. Daniel warriors. That's another driver who had to feel good about the run. He had in Texas when we were talking before the season started. I said that Daniel Suarez. I felt like it was going to be someone that benefitted from this rooms package that we're seeing here sold what he. Did whenever he ran the Alshaar as the things that he was able to do with xfinity car getting closer to that. I really thought this was fitting in and I hadn't seen that he'd showed some speed for the first few races. But no finishes, and I was really wondering does that chemistry gonna get there? All weekend at Texas. He was fast. He made good sound decisions in came away with a really really good finish and a good weekend for him when you measure good weekends anymore. It's not just if you win the race with stages points warded in the stages, and that kind of changes, right? So look at this sounds silly. But Denny Hamlin obviously has the most points. He won the race daynuss, whereas finishing third still scored forty six points with consistent run all day long. Look at Kabul. You know, the gory is thirty seven that's ten and you know, a main re ran well lead laps. It all this kind of thing is you have to put it all together, you have to stages you have to finish his it's it is you're being you're being graded now every single app almost is such a different game than it wasn't a passed Ryan Newman, the grinder ten on that list. Right. He's can't shake him. You can never shake him. But listen when you run good on the racetrack. It helps everybody's mood. And it was a good mood at Hendrick motorsports. I had some fun on April Fools day leading up. Fresh is excited to announce its brand new line of racing sets coming soon to a store near you. Victory lane. Speed downforce caution horsepower. Nice sense. Smells like speed. All fools. A double penalty day and a flag for Denny Hamlin. Then Hamlin wasn't gonna let a little thing. Like to pit road penalties. Stan between him and victory lane with any. How did you and this eleven team rebound not once but twice to get the win past every car on the track? I know for sure at some point everyone, we've we've passed everyone. But. Our callers fast. And then it allowed us to kind of have a little bit different strategy at the end of sage to that allowed us to win that stage. And then we were able to kind of you know, pit there. Get our tires accords a little off to start stage three and then towards the middle of the stage three and then we made the right adjustments. Once we you know, the twenty pitted. The eighteen bobbled we able to run the laptops on needed to really start to pull away there at the end. And then I needed just ask you run the right line, keep the car running low twenty nine if I could do that. I knew I was going to get myself on on that last bit stop. And that's what we did winless in twenty eighteen now two wins already in the first seven races of twenty nineteen with a new crew chief, what is gelling with you. And Chris Gabe hearts, so well so early. Well, we're we're we're really doing. Well, we're we're working on just trying to execute. These races better today was obviously very sloppy. But the fast racecar made up for it. So I'm just happy that we're up fr. All these races each week now and we're battling. And we're putting ourselves in good position for the regular season. Four wins for Joe Gibbs racing as a whole this season. What how was this organization been able to kind of get a grip on this new package so much better than the other the others a lot better. But we're just seems like we're getting balance right in the race. And seems like we're not always the fastest in practice. Even though we were this weekend. But it just seemed like me and Chris in particular are finding what each other needs out of the race car. And he's he's giving it to me most week. So. We're we're we're on a roll. And we're just gotta keep going and keep getting more wins. And that's what matters you, obviously as you said made a lot of passes out there on track. But if you can give us a sense of how different it is getting to the lady versus being up, the lead maintaining it. It's really hard. It's hard is the hardest part is passing the leader self because he can run the the corner so much faster than the second place guy. And then the third and then on and on. But once you get in the middle of the pack handling, well, you can you can make some time. And that's what we deal execute on pit road. Win the race. Congratulations career win number thirty three any Hamlin. Thanks to Kelly forgetting that interview with race winner. Denny Hamlin guys. I think he said it right there. Right. She asked how hard it was to take the lead. He said it was very difficult. Once you had to lead you could control the race. And I think that brings us right to the turning point. Because in the end the race for the win didn't happen on the racetrack. It happened through pit cycles. And we have to go all the way back earlier in the race with about one hundred. Look at the turning point actually about eighty eight of Daniel hammered, flat tire simple, spin brings up the okay? There was no such things as simple, but he did he made it simple. But you're right. Everything changed at this point in time. What were the leaders going to do with everybody coming to pit road? Well, that wasn't the case everybody did we had three cards at this island to stay out the ten the twenty and the non state out, but the rest of them, and then we're burying things that they did some fuel some tires, and I like to send you track position mannered. I like staying out that allowed the ten to control the restart with airy Jones and the outside. I rose bushes. Jeff improved once again, how good he was cards on the outside lane. We knew that they've been good all day. We saw twenty eight lead hit comes out Bush John Lewis taking commands prior to him. He'll losing the car. Took command of the race. Here you go right here away from the lead that. Yeah, I thought it was clear sailing for the teen. Then after he got back and traffic also made. Contact when the wall, and then we knew everyone had to pit again. And it started with chase Elliott. He comes to ninety four for four tires surprising tires and seem to be that valuable. They chose four. Yeah. They were only gonna have eighty laps or on the left side tires that really surprised me that they would have decided to take that kinda sealed their fate for the rest of the date of one factor from this point because of what everybody else did Eric on roller the next to Pitt as you mentioned they thought they could stretch the left side tires. They take right sides only some of this as a fuel discussion. Remember he stayed out under that yellow what that means is he had less fuel in the tanks. They needed to take fuel. But at this point this hands the race and the control of the race over the air Jones and the twenty and I thought he was in clear sailing, but unfortunately, Jeff he had the same situation as the ten right? He knew needed about seven seconds worth of fuel. Yeah. He had pitted. Earlier which means he was going to have to go long or in the race. Which means quite simple. You have to put more fuel in it. So you may as well put two tires. It's not gonna take any more time to do it so him sitting here having to put more fuel than it is eaten up time by the eleven then Hammett a great job as he goes. Didn't Hamlin knew that was his time to make up time on the right track. He did it. It was basically race between Denny Hamlin. And Clint bore and DJ it was like a game poker. But you didn't show your cards at the same time Clint born the fourteenth comes for gas only. That was a green light for the eleven. They knew the call the head to make. They knew exactly what the head do is seen the cards then. So that's not a fair poker game, whenever you know, that exactly what you have to do. He's got the fast race car out front. And Denny Hamlin. Does a great job getting on and off pit road alone with making sure they did everything right? When he was in the box. So such a chaotic race. So many guys led so many guys had issue the long green flag run to the finish. But in the end it takes a great race car. It takes good strategy takes good execution. The eleven recovers from all of that. But in the end, if the twenty how do they know with eighty to go staying or not staying out how much fuel in the tank, that's what eliminated the twenty air Jones for winning is purely how much fuel you had to take on that though. Sometimes you have to gamble to get track position right now. And maybe that hurts you later, but you get that track position of maybe the cautions lay the way you. Well, you never give. It up and those are just those are decisions you have to make right then. And there you've been in that we've Saturday. Tell me whether it's supposed to do. We sat in a garbage told what to do in saw what happened one hundred later you the one had to make those decisions. And you know, what I what I saw Sunday was it track position was king, and whatever you had to do to get track position at the right time and the race which again made been a gamble may have been something that may not worked out, but you had to try it, right, then and just hope you call it the caution. I don't think it was a question if you could take no tires, especially was win. They chose demon stay out and after the race actually they asked any hammett's crew chiefs Chris gave heart about taking no tires. Those the no tire calls today. Was that like a difficult decision to wrestle with her was at a no brainer. Very difficult decision to wrestle with. That's what I'm going to say. But no for for for our car in the performance and everything we were seeing. His very. About necessarily track position oriented race. Because we found a way to give that give that oil a lot in the race. But minimum time on pit road. And for our scenario each time, it just it just made the most sense, unfortunately, worked out and it warms my heart here crew. Chiefs say minimum time on pet road. I think that's what we're looking at here. If you all back the Daytona five hundred we relived it on Monday. Denny Hamlin did a great job. But it was pit the seasons in the middle section of that race that propelled that eleven to the front of the field and Dell Denny held control of the race much. The same thing here. He didn't roll Danny under the bus for the speed. And it sounds like they might actually have gassing issue maybe out of gas, and then they had the control tyre which can be debated. But the simple fact is they continue to work together. And more importantly, the coochie keeps taking swings right? He wasn't out of the game. He always had a plan. They may not always work, but I love coochie for the plane. Yeah. You gotta have a plan and Danny sit in their driving the car notice. He's got a fast race car and ready to to make the move. The one thing that I watched and thought about yester-. As I'm watching this race was. Yeah, you have a newer track surface at at Texas don't have as many lanes. But you've got a tractor said put Goodyear in a place that they still had to have a harder tyre. And you always wanted always hear that we need tires that wear. That's what makes the competition. Why didn't see that? I saw this be very compelling in that the drivers had to do their job. They had to drive hard. But they also knew that at any second that car could get away from them on the other side of it crew. Chiefs knew that there were gambles that they could take. So I think that's what made it so compelling and different people in different positions to try to win this race with this package, Ohio. Racetracks, you're going to see better races without tire follow and not go that goes against everything. We've always thought, but my brain just cramped read. But if you're if you're trying to make if you're trying to create a scenario where you can get a draft down the back straightaway or the front straightaway. You're trying to give the guy in second and advantages somewhere on the racetrack. If the tire fall off is so great, you lose so much more in the corner. Then you can gain back on the straight away with the draft. That this package may not work with Tara falloff. They don't go together. And that's that's out of the box thinking that you're going to have to have if you're going to try something completely different than it's ever been done. And I agree with you one hundred percent that was part of why this race was better. It was no tire fall off. And I'm going to get bad tweets and dirty emails about that conversation. But the the proof in the pudding, we saw more lead changes we saw closer race. We saw that this weekend without the tar fall off again with this package on the old bag. It's not the case. But with this one, I think the rules have changed and it lists. Some crew chief gamble will be with their drivers. It had good cars. Put them in good position for track position. And then if they get that right call yet didn't work out for them. Because as you said they had to have that fuel and get the two tires. But if they got that call they had their track position from that point forward, Danny ham winless last year, but on Sunday, he delivered something his sponsor is very familiar with before making his way to Texas weekend. Then he stopped in Memphis. Tennissee to pay a visit to some FedEx employee's. Here's what he had to say about this special trip. Brought the Daytona five hundred trophy were celebrating with a lot of team members over four hundred thousand of them. And a lot of them are kind of based here in Memphis. So this is a big hub for them. We're checking out here. We're in the pilot's lounge. Were they get ready for the preflight and everything? So it's very cool to kind of see some of this stuff that usually I'm only seeing in the middle of the night, because it's you know, it's a night sword here. So it's interesting to kind of see it all and a lot of these employees are such big race fans. You seem with their FedEx racing gear hat on her shirt. So it's comeback. Well, that's day. Joe Gibbs racing unveiling the banner no elevated surfaces for any driver. That's my opinion on that for him. I don't think Joe found that funny at all. Why we're gonna talk qualifying muscle. Oh, yeah. Ready? New men. They're going to be really unhappy with him. Now, he's trying to get he passed a couple of cars to get to the inside lane. Now, he's blocking the middle. That's not going to be good for Mr Newman. I mean, the lesson was supposed to be learned in California when we met ourselves look like idiots out there. Unfortunately, we're sitting here again in the same situation. I'm pissed off on qualifying over this been doing this years and years and years. This is stupid. Look, call go to you Daimler had a backup to go. But this is the second time that we've done this and I've been bit by it. And I'm tired of it. This is a fail of epic failure miraculously Daniels for as able to make on his own and by four I don't know how that's possible based on all the the data the pm soon putting together to sit on the end of that road. And wait, we instructed the six car to he did that. Could've gotten out faster six or optics of what's taking place. When Peens is is not tenable for us with the fan. So we're gonna look at every option including the possibility of going to single car. Qualifying the reason we haven't, you know, that's that's on the teams, and that's pieces. Definitely gonna look at it. And we can do I know driver did not like this fall lying that. We're gonna do before the season party says what are we doing this on purpose, you know, to get rid of it? But I know it can be done. It's very clear that we've got the best driver world figure it out and repeats. But you know, we've seen to outdo each other. And that results sitting on pit road. So again, you know, that'll have to be on it. And you know, we'll we'll react to. Do I have to take part in this discussion because I'm your host and show over. I am so over talking qualified. We don't have this many discussions on how the champion will be crowned in Miami. I mean, this is it's exhausting to think in my mind. It's as simple as this. What they tried in Texas is not gonna work enforcing lanes and rules, if you have to make that many rules, it's too complicated. So you either eat a do single car qualifying or be just go back to what it wasn't fun panel. And if nobody makes a lap that's on the drivers. And it's one of the two you can't keep making rules for rules. We have so many band-aids stacked up on this thing. I think we forgot what the wound was. I mean, we gotta find something. It can't be this difficult to quote. Yeah. Go ahead. I do want to say this. I think it's time to go to on qualifying these racetracks. But at the same time, I applaud and ask offer trying trying to do more often we cover cover qualifying every weekend that. We're at the racetrack. And it's the modique off on fun. Like, it's things are happening, and it's fun. But with this package, the teams believe you'll have to run in a pack. And and you're you you are you are disadvantaged to be the first car rolling off road. So no one's going to ever be the first car rolling off to pit road. So I just don't see fixed to it except for going back to single car qualifying. Here's the other thing if I had the fastest car. And I'm the best driver on that given day. I should have the best shot to some of the poll, and that's not the case in this with this package. So, you know, with the drivers drafting, you know, you could take the fifteenth best carcass it on the poll. I just don't think. That's right. I don't think that we should determine pit stalls all everything that goes into qualifying based on that. I just think it's time to go back to Singapore crawl. Yeah. Single car qualifying where is impound. So that the teams aren't spending Email to pull dollars and just getting qualifying setups. And all that goes along with that in taking the whole day in and going there. Lot more money's going to be. So why can't we just go to to impact? Disqualified and rice from that either that or let's have qualifying races every weekend because essentially what these guys wanted. So let's have ten or fifteen lap qualifying races. And if we're gonna put that makes everybody race anyway there thirty six races. We don't need more events and when by events qualifying Friday, that's an we don't we don't need more the trucks expending race, go out and qualified. I don't know what it is two hours. Your son doesn't more than a couple of hours before the race. Right. They run two hours before inbound qualifying there, you have it. Let's condense these weekends. We don't need to be there. Friday to run cars by themselves group. Qualifying very entertaining. If it's unable to be done, which I agree. Let's go single you have my vote single car qualifying. But you have my vote about being impound. Let's not have ninety minutes of practice on Friday with an entire different setup to go run on Friday night that has nothing to do with how the cars will run in the race. Let's show up practice for ninety minutes. Get the cars ready to race go make some qualified laughs and the other two series. Does it and then go race condensed the weekend? We'll play devil's advocate just because it's fun. So the only problem I have with. Qualifying is win the fields. Get big. Okay. We currently don't have big fields. But it's the field. Does get big you are greatly disadvantaged because somebody's going to set their car up that can't raise it. You know what I mean? But in the in the environment. Right in the five at we're in right now today with a number of cars going to the racetrack. I think single car qualifying found makes I'll give you that book because I agree. I don't want someone to go home because of it. But right now, there's forty spots. We have forty cars or less. I'm with you just line it up. Let's get this over with people pay money to see a great race. We're spending way too much energy as a sport talking about qualified. Yeah. And again, just as you pointed out, we're not seeing a lot of times, fastest car, and driver that particular day be on the pole or even in the top five at times. I did find it interesting to soar as Donald said it store as club. Exactly, I'm not waiting on. I'm just going. I actually sat on the pit wall during qualifying it just watch it like it is chaos engine like the move, and they all fired up. We're not going with shut them back off. They sent there for a while because let me rewind and listen to plant for four times the same thing that was entertaining as anything how they how they don't wreck leaving fit road. Like in person it I'm like oh. It is crazy going on guys talk engine motorsports. They had a good day. Well, they move in the field. Someone has to move back. Nah. Under gate for Penske. We'll talk about it after the break. Swath of fourth. Here's thriving putting out Dr don't here. Here. Slow back down. We have a control tyre. Apart stuff that offer really really bad. Really bad. It won't be where it goes watch. Work together. But. Ready? Twenty. Volley work at it. See anything? Twenty. Shut off. Well, I guess the good news. If there can be good news as it wasn't that. They were all slow and ran mad. They just mechanically didn't get there. Right. The twelve and engine issue from what I understand it started with a water leak that led to an engine issue. The two had. I'm sure we know what Dr line thing hood, brace breakings a little I mean, all three in the same day. You know, one of the turn of boys could have been blamed you have problems because he could one is race rhyme lady was really really fast. And and that's when you had this stuff. Right. You never breaks thirty, you know, somebody. So this thing, you know, Blaney is he's got to feel like 'cause he's had good speed. Metal get it done. Yeah. And it looked like they turned things around the head and they had good speed again. And just not getting many finishes out of it. It's what he should. I think it's only a matter of time before he goes to victory lane, certainly, but if you had such a great weekend weekend before and we're talking about this and the start they've had in for then I'll three cars to to have something happened while the spectators that leads me to the next conversation. We gotta sticking the blue oval camp the Ford camp at Stewart Haas racing four inside the top ten, but the weakest of the four the four of Kevin Harvick and in a race where so many guys had issues you just thought somebody like Harvard in my mind could and took this race away. But I mean, he he's not shy away. Would you say is the day was the disaster? Another quote hasn't had a winning car all year long. This is not good sound coming out of this four Cam. Listen, what we talked about earlier you like they cannot find a way to go as fast as to give Pissy cars are and still have them. Dr. Well, and so when you start trying to find that speed trying to tune them up, whatever you end up doing. And now they drive terrible. You know, it's just no way to go forward. And that team right now is not where we expected them to be compared to where you know wears Kevin Harvick was last year at this point with three wins. Lena tunnel laps. Just just not there. We see the difference from fourteen all the way to nineteen. Yeah. It's incredible. Just how they haven't been it really where I was actually shocked whenever he came across the land eight yesterday at the end of that race because he basically ran outside the top ten a lot of time outside the top fifteen for a lot of the day. It seemed as car would get a little bit better on some of the longer runs. But they just haven't found exactly what they're looking for. And you know, we talked about it last year with the the new Camaro Chevrolet game with and you know, everybody doesn't hit on when you change so many things they were so good last year and had so many things that work, and when you have a whole new body change. And then you're changing the other rules along with it. It takes a little bit of time. But to see him be the worst. In their camp. Highly unusual. I think to we had to remember that you know, maybe roles of reverse so Pinski last year got off to kind of a start like Stewart Haas gone to about the end of the year. They wanna change so rule before. We do know we do know that they have the capabilities to turn it around. And it wouldn't surprise me one bit to see turn around quickly. Well, the other name that needs to turn something around Kyle Larson. I mean wasn't a good two thousand eighteen Kurt Busch. Gone over there. Curtis had a pretty decent year. I'm not ready. We're not talking trophies. Yep. And a pretty solid year. Look, I don't think head anything to do with failing a right front tire cutting a right front tire whatever happened. But the simple fact is it was a weekend much like Jimmy Johnson's why he didn't sit on the poll. He was fast all the averages. He looked good. His name was a limited the buzz and the garage just needs something to go his way definitely didn't with this accident. And you know, we talk about drivers. And what packages are best for each driver? You know, maybe low downforce lot of slipping maybe that Akal Larson package where he likes to get up to the top. You know, run that upper groove. We really haven't seen multiple groups of ton of multiple lose form. You just wonder if this package also isn't suiting what he's looking for. Or if it's just quite simply his team can't giving that right now. It's and if you were driving it, you wouldn't know the answer either. Right. It's so difficult about fixing these problems is what is the problem is that the driving style was the car. These are just really difficult things to fix. Not sure exactly what their issues have been on the other mile and a half to this point and in the two mile at California, but in handling things. So you wonder when you see that happened yesterday where they trying something that was okay? You know, just something simple as more camera or something like that with the right front and did that wear out and and do them because they're basically not using break. So you can't attributed to that. So is it something they were trying to give their driver to where he could be in the more because that seems to be an issue to this point. Well, you gotta do something. Right. If you're gonna try to go faster you have to make. So we talked about a lot of different drivers, y'all. Get shadows ready the hours about over. So after the break everybody here will shout from Texas. A critical central matchup featuring to the hottest teams in the NHL. Nathan MacKinnon and the ads go up against the Saint Louis blues. The Avs looking to continue their pace in the Western Conference playoff race. We'll have more of this story coming up on NHL live. Well, NHL live always good watch a little bit of hockey. And I'm looking forward to tomorrow night, the junior download five thirty eastern NASCAR presents deep-felt. There's no telling what they'll junior is gonna add him back to go anywhere. So actually, I'm happy and a little nervous for Steve all at once. But but it's now it's time for outs. And I'm gonna stick up their junior motor sports. Am I I show it goes. Jeb Burton ran fifth in the expanding rates. Here's a guy that has been bouncing around trying to get an opportunity has founded opportunity making the most. Yeah, you can't argue with what he did. I mean, all these wanted a chance and good car, and he did a good job so much out out. We're going to stick in the Burton family and mine goes to Harrison Burton who today in announced he's going to drive eight races in the Finnity series. For Joe Gibbs racing starting this weekend at Bristol. This young man's on the fast, right? I've done a great job with him and giving him the opportunity and look forward to watch him an extended series. I race. Bristol. Great idea. Picking on record the truck Friday night, the kid breaks truck and your own, but it's a great opportunity. No pressure. I mean eighteen runs pretty good at Bristol runs. Pretty good. Hey, listen racetracks. I gotta go. Shout out to Eddie Gossage and his team at Texas Motor Speedway in there. And saying, hey, we need to make this racetrack. Better you know, running their tired rag and putting rubber in the racetrack. Putting the material owned the racetrack. Trying to get a second and third. I appreciate the effort and how hard Eddie and his team were to improve this racing. Little Sunday, all the facilities. We we see a lot of changes with facilities, Texas reconfigured turns wanted to to change racing. Eddie has always been about promotion. He is definitely ruffled some feathers along the way, but he has the confidence to do what he thinks is right. And I think that's why you see this race continue. And why we see such good racing. When we hit there in any is he's all in Saturday night. He's down with the fans. The big time. I think Eddie's calls at work when really down in the party, but he. He interacts with the fans you seem face to face. You see on social media? He really is working hard at Texas Motor Speedway. Yeah. You've come a long way. And you know, we talk about these racism and wanting to have good races that the fans can really enjoy and that means passing and everything and for the tracks into make an effort to try to help the drivers are doing all they can do. They won't have good racing too. That's exciting. That's what you do as a competitor, you won't that. But sometimes you have to have a little help. There's only so much. You can do with the cars in the tires. Sometimes you've got to have a little help with the service, and they did a great job giving the drivers what they needed to put on a good show. Well, we've talked about track puts on a good show with Coliseum this week head into Bristol, the high banks the half mile no telling what will be talking about next Monday. On NBC. It's NHL live.

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ITD: NASCAR races without fans, iTalladega Pre-Race!

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk

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ITD: NASCAR races without fans, iTalladega Pre-Race!

"Dr George Polk like Hell No. Don't do anything and welcome everyone to end the draft with Wilson and was on Wilson here in Sunny Southern California meanwhile across the Internet from meter beautiful studio of the dakotas version. Two Point Zero. It is what Mr Scotty Wa and was snowing on Tuesday with sixty one today. I don't know what the Hell's going on but this has got to stop a little mix. I'm getting really messed up okay. So we had to turn the air conditioning on last night because eighty two degrees in the house. And then today ninety nine outside Albuquerque Vaughn nine nine times ninety nine man. It's crazy and tomorrow it's GONNA be over one hundred and it's fricking April. Yeah it's GonNa be one hundred and three going to be great. That'd be great time. Oh boy so. We've whipped some some stuff to talk about on the show today. Got Some stuff. Yeah we had the race last weekend. Ab- Richmond the short field race the The More Exclusive Invitational Lucy William Byron once for the second race in row and then we have some potentially really big news when it comes to Actually going racing again and I mean we could be like legitimately like three four weeks away three weeks away from going racing a little over three weeks away from going racing and then Then we have Talladega so Let's start with Richmond. Said we Byron wins for the second race in row. Let a bunch of laps They threw a competition. Caution there the end To give to me whole bit of a chance Even though to me Hell on New Tires William buyer any just drove away with it. Which makes me really happy that there's talk already getting actual racing going again. Because if it's just GONNA be Willing Byron Each Week. There's no point anymore. Yeah kind of. But it's one of those things where it's like. Yeah you can understand now the things I liked that they did in this race. The smaller field. I don't know if I'm a fan of Excluding Cup drivers but I will say that it was a much cleaner race. Even though it was a short-track definitely less cautious overall. There were no resets though and I think I don't know they should change two things at once. I don't know if the less cautions was a result of you know cutting some of the other drivers out or if it was a result of not having any resets and so you know you gotta keep your nose clean. You can F- around and mess with a guy unless you want to get disqualified Matthew Benedetto right. I for one like the smaller field. I think it it causes it makes for less inexperience and guys like drivers. Aren't force like the pros aren't forced to do it because it's live TV and all this other stuff like I think that there's a lot of like Hell Jeff. Gordon entered into this weekend this weekend. Yeah so I mean it's it's entailed junior. He probably wants to hang out with family a little more. Which by the way I was told. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not going to do the Richmond race and then boom there is still junior like in the top five right and I think that's kind of one of those things where it's like You know maybe they're pushing a little too much. Maybe they need to shorten the field to let let the the the younger crew fly. I don't know I I. I understand why they have to keep the people in the limelight. But MARDI tricks hasn't been there but you don't see a lot of people fussing about him. Not BEING THERE NO. I was thinking more about the guys that wanted to be there that they wouldn't let you know like your Joey Gays. Although it was doing this when he might have been in this I don't know if he was basically good question late like the people that nobody even knows their names or thinks about on the regular basis. They were the ones bitch about not being able to be in. They were in the the Saturday that which by the way speaking of the Saturday event. I think that might be the one to watch this weekend. Yes because the entry list has like nine thousand people on it. I can't even imagine what it's GonNa look like it's going to be. I really liked watching what I could. Watch of it It was kind of fun. I appreciate it so I didn't see any of this Saturday event Or the Saturday of this weekend or last weekend. But I'm definitely definitely going to watch it. This is going to be the Taliban with all those frigging drivers man. It's going to be like mayhem. Total mayhem it's very like you're a main you're beaming your C- main your last chance. It was pretty quick and to the point I went through two races because they had they were ten laps. The heat's were Oh see. That's way better. Yes so so much more compact. That's way better than what they're doing with the cup series where they're trying to stretch his crap outs and get like three hours out on what that. I don't WanNa be done. The whole broadcast the race whole broadcast done in ninety minutes. Finish right onto the next one on to the next one baby exactly So so matty. Benedetta was our guy. Yeah that was. That was very very matt. Kenseth at Martinsville. I know right but the thing was Ryan Bruce was doing well in this race and So that that's what made a bad because I mean if it was just a couple of guys at the back like you know dorking around Who Cares but yeah you can't you can't do that. You can't screw around like that man. Now you gotTa of course sure all show much. I don't know how many people disconnected. I didn't have the results in front of me. I don't know if you Lend Biscuit to three disconnected guy and was Jimmy Johnson. One of them Chris Bell Jimmy Johnson Clinton. Pretty certain and of course limbo. Your thing was You know he got booted and that of course was on TV. And so I made a big deal about it and made a a whole boyer scene but But I think I'm pretty certain that the Jimmy Johnson thing is because that seems to be a regular Dale and I think that he pretty much is simply sucks at the I. Racing and just kind of gets bored. And disconnect. No I honestly think he only has dial up. We will might because remember that first race like he didn't even get in there in the race is already like twenty laps center or something like that. I don't think he has great Internet because he's always out and about so he doesn't have need for Internet so he gets like the lowest tier. Maybe maybe you should go to Aspen. Maybe the aspen cabin has better better. Interwebs maybe begets bringing the whole rig up there. That'd be fantastic. So Parker Clermont finally does well in one of these because I racing guy. He finished third right. I think it was third. Second or third. Thirty third Kabul Kabul top five. He has done a lot of work to GET BETTERMAN. He really has started from the back to start at twenty seven. Yeah and then Bubba guess what happens. When when Bubba doesn't reach quit he gets up there. He finishes top ten cupped up. Yeah Yeah so now. I did not hear so. I was walking in and out of the room a little bit at the beginning. Because we're making some lunch But the Kyle Larson thing. So did they literally not mention collar some by name? Here's here's how Mike. Joy brought about a wild week in racing where one one driver loses a sponsor after rage quitting last week and then one driver says something you should never be said during a non sanctioned NASCAR event but now here we are adverts. They did not mentioned by the. They've been mentioned that he got fired and that he got suspended indefinitely. Nothing nothing at all. They said dry a NASCAR DRIVER. In an unsanctioned event uttered a word that should be never uttered and that was it. And that's the last they spoke of it it could have been an increase. Could they Chris Benoit's this situation? They did come on. That's crazy and they were already kind of trying to downplay it as much as they could on the DOT com They did not make a big deal of it. Even though the rest of the world was making a big deal of it and we know why it was like you know it reinforces all of this negative stereotypes of Nascar and they WANNA give lip service to it. But I don't know man I think that you kind of have tackled that head on Otherwise it seems like you know you're it's obviously. You can't go overboard like doing stupid stuff like like you know saying like cheesy pre prepared statements but I think ignoring it is just as bad like I think that they should be like. Listen this is an us and we're going to make an example of them because we want you to know this is us. I don't know maybe it's just me one of the. It's it's such A. It's it's one of those things that shouldn't be a thing but it is a thing you know it's like one of those deals where You don't WanNa talk about it. 'cause essentially the subject but you need to talk about it because it's a sensitive subject So it was a very odd situation especially I think also in a non sanctioned event like if he said this level and Fox they would have to forgive to wouldn't but he but he said this on a stream trying to get his spotter on the phone which. Why do you need spotters in I racing? I don't get it I know you. Yeah exactly or you say they have an automatic and have an automated one. The Automated WanNa tell you if there's a guy on the inside of you or maybe also don't use the heart arteries clear. Just call him something else man. I'm scrolling up okay. So you had to go all the way down almost to the bottom of the page to chip Ganassi racing ends relationship with Larsen and then let's see what they say here on the the Article They see and where it's be crazy and that's just the way you know Nascar. Don't exactly we're supposed to do. They did address it they They didn't really have an opinion on it or anything but they did. They did mention what was what happened. What transpired but yeah. I don't understand why why Fox can't kit mention what transpired finito Santiago Don. Yeah I don't I don't kid either. So but it's one of those things are going to have to address wants. Nascar gets back going. Hey why why is why is Jamie mcnairy in the forty two and not in our okay? So then let's talk about that because move onto the NASCAR news here because this all started kind of the beginning of the week but over the past couple of days has gained quite a bit of momentum It started with NASCAR. Apparently making a request to the governor's office and some of the lawmakers and North Carolina. Were lobbying for this as well to say. Hey let's talk about a plan that would allow NASCAR TO. I reopen their shops. And then second come up with a way to run a race preferably the coq six hundred in the state of North Carolina on May twenty fourth without any chance well That then has kind of ballooned since then to the North. Carolina extended their stay at home restrictions but they did classify NASCAR shops under the essential business category so they are allowed to go to work and then once that was done now teams can get to their cars and put them on trucks if they want to now not only North Carolina considering allowing them to run at Charlotte without any fans. But you've got a Georgia Tennessee. Florida Texas and South Carolina. All saying. Hey if you ask us for permission we will allow you to come and run a race in our state and so now we could have gone from you know maybe possibly considering may twenty four th as date where they would start racing into potentially may seventeenth three weeks away they could be at the could be. Darlington doing a race without any answer. Beginning season technically back underway. Good idea bad idea in that. That's tough you know. Of course all the governors of all the states or super in that area super camped to get money going again. How having a NASCAR race gets them money because the fans can't go out so there's no spending I don't know but they're super up to have their state be the one that brings it back. The Voice of reason believe it or not in this break his laskey Brad did an interview today and he was asked about all of these rumors and he was like. Hey listen we gotta get racing again? We've got it there. It's small teams. That are just like on the verge of closing up shop. We've got to try to help them. However we also have a responsibility to keep everybody safe and those ideas are definitely at odds with one another and you have to consider that all it takes is one person. And if one person slips through the the you know the net of screening then you can have a huge situation on your hands. You want anybody to get sick buddy the die and So yeah he was surprisingly the voice of reason on that. I don't know if it's going to be or not. I mean in the end. I think it's better if they can do it safely to have the racing definitely one hundred percent but then you you know you read stories about sports teams other basketball the basketball team. I think where the guy they were flying back from somewhere or a hockey team. I can't remember it was where you know. Like four or five guys on the team got sick Because they're on the same plane together and so all of that stuff needs to be taken into consideration and And the thing that you don't WanNa have them do is rush and then it wrong and the people get sick so As long as they can have like some actual doctors and scientists involved in the planning stages of it the night I say go for it. Let's get something going here but if they are going to evolve the right people then you gotta wait until you can get the right people in place instead of basically. What I'm saying is several lying on a politician. Say It's okay come have a race. They need to rely on some doctors to say that and the the the readily available testing. And what's going to happen if someone in the crew does does to reset to zero essentially right if you do test positive than everyone has to go for fourteen days so that's two more weeks it's like there's no. There's really no good way to rule out anything there is put it this way and Eddie gossage at At Texas was saying argh wordy working on a plan. And what we've been talking about doing is having you know medical personnel. That are at the entrances well while the team members are coming in each day and they take their temperature and if anybody even has a little bit of a fever they're out you gotTa send them home and thing and that's great but not everybody who has the virus has symptoms. So if I've got it but I don't have any symptoms. I'M NOT GONNA have fever but I'm still just as dangerous as the person who does have a fever and it was also In the Journal of American Medical Association That sixty six percent of people in New York City who are admitted to hospital did not have a fever. Yeah exactly so. The fever is not a tried and true. And they're finding out now that they're able to do a little bit more testing that in some places. There were massively underestimating the number of people that. Oh yeah that got or that that had the virus because they they didn't they can get sick. You know where. They got very mildly sick. Didn't think that they had anything wrong with them and So yeah there are a lot of holes in that net. There really are a lot of holes in that net and so I you know. I'm with brab where it's like. Main you really gotta do. You really gotta give these teams the opportunity because for Nascar we all know it's all about the TV money and so things get back to racing. Then that will get those teams back afloat again and so it's super important but you you don't want to. I mean this is. The worst thing that could happen is somebody gets sick and dies. You know and then everybody feels bad. You know so. He's the one everyone feels better. Everybody RIGHT BECAUSE EVERYBODY. Everybody agreed to do this. And now look what happened type super nonchalant. You say that every bad there was just having a bad day. Everyone's on tell you but you brought up a really good point. Okay so So we have like everybody shows up. You know Friday everything's fine. Everything's cool Saturday morning. People come in because we're going to run the xfinity we're going to run the You Know Truck Series Race. Maybe boom now. Somebody has a fever and they sent him home. They don't know at that point. They can test them right there but they've got to wait a few hours for the results minimum of you hours for the results. Even if they fast track it. Now what do you do if they test positive? Now I mean the entire series shut down for two weeks. Because that's what you facing. Well yeah no absolutely. That's the other thing I mean they would have to keep it to an absolute minimum of people like the absolute minimum. And I don't know what that is there. You almost have to shorten the races in a big way. You're talking thirty eight teams thirty eight cars and I mean even if you limit them to you know ten twelve people per team. You're already up around five hundred people and you've got officials and you've got you know the TV crew. And I mean it adds up quick. I was just doing a motorcycle show. And they're they're trying to figure this same thing out and they've got three series as well and they have less overall teams than NASCAR DOES. And they're like you know it's probably going to be a minimum one thousand people to run an event one thousand you know and I would think that NASCAR maybe might not be that many but because there were leaving a pretty big allowance in the motorcycle side for free each team but not far off I mean. I think you'd probably be talking. Seven eight hundred people to make an event work all the crew members all that stuff. Maybe maybe if maybe if they okay. So maybe if they like you said because they're talking about doing a six hundred mile race like the cook six hundred and maybe doing a four hundred mile race. Charlie talking about maybe doing Wednesday. We'll talk about that in a second. But don't you think that maybe they should consider doing something? Uber radical like having a no pitstop race. You know because because now you don't need the crew members you know you need a couple of guys to set up the car and then you don't have all those guys hop over the wall right next to each other. I mean you could. You could at least eliminate people from being at the track and you know of course. Then you can't change tires so you just do a race one length. You know one one tire with your run. Yeah you almost have to at this point right. Yeah I mean you know anything to minimize the amount of people that might be around. It's too bad they just roll out the cars. Leave them there. The drivers come. You know Dr Mun. That's it because the drivers aren't anywhere near each other while the Rayson no. They're inside the way they got noxious fumes killing them exactly. So so what do you think about the idea? All right so Sports Business Journal. They said that like the most aggressive plan would have A Cup race may seventeenth Darlington. Then they were moved to Charlotte Maroon four hundred miles that Wednesday the twentieth. Then they would run six hundred miles in Charlotte that Sunday. Then they would run However many miles probably three or four hundred miles at Bristol next Wednesday. So they're talking about in a span of two and a half weeks having one two three four races in two and a half weeks actually. I failed as four racists. The two things that stand out to me there is. I. I get what they're trying to do. They're trying to make up races. But if somebody were to Pass the virus along the first day. Now you've gone to all those different places like there's no room there's a buffer room. They're like you're already like three races before you find out. Oh crap Bob got sick Shit what now. What do we do you know right? I? Yeah you almost have to centralize everything like these other. Sports have been thinking about you. That's what I would do. I run everything at Charlotte or or run. Everything at Darlington Charlotte's probably the most logical place to do it the Charlotte. You can go ahead and can figure it a lot better because you can do Charlotte road course you could do Charlotte Oval. You know I mean I. I don't know I I agree with that. I think that they should try to keep it in a very limited geographic area or do You Know Darlington in Charlotte that gives you three options. Short Track Intermediate Track road. Course start there but see how things go. We'll take it from there right exactly because the other thing too is how. How important do you think it is to race at those different places because there's no fans right so so they go to Texas? They drive all the way to Texas and they race around the the the thing that Texas there's fans in the stands so the tracks something again any money there. There's nobody parking. They're not making any money there. there's no souvenirs or concessions being sold so not making any money there. It's all a show for TV. What difference does it make to you or me watching on TV if they're running that intermediate track Texas that week or the running it at Charlotte? There's to me. There's literally no difference now. It's essentially you can go anywhere. You want us at that point. I don't get what the benefit is for the track to spend all the money to open up. I mean maybe. Tv money they must get TV money. They must ensure they do. They must that must be at. That's got to be as you know the the amount of TV money alea allows you to do the operating costs and break any Cata- close. Yeah I it's really weird. I mean because they've got to be making a big part of their money off. You know concessions vendors Tickets parking all that crap. So I if they're not concerned about it run all the races at Charlotte and then just nascar just gives the TV money out to the other tracks man. They're all only owned by four companies. Anyway right exactly and one of them is Nascar so yeah so they just write a big check to SM. I call it a day in and wait. Sis Charlotte so they're making money anyway one way or the other. Yeah everyone wins. Nascar didn't have to worry about their own tracks. That's AM I. It's going to be making money off the Charlotte thing and then you just throw a couple of bucks to Dover a couple of bucks to Pocono when you're finished I don't see I don't. I mean obviously I would much rather see a Dover race than I would wanNA see the fifth consecutive Charlotte race but in the grand scheme of things. If there's going to be any fans there then. I don't understand what the allure what the benefit is to you know to auto club. Have everybody drive out to California. Just to say that they were an auto club when they race in the same frickin size and shape track as they could brace in. Charlotte thankfully there's no atmosphere so who cares. Yeah Yeah you know. I don't. It's weird but we'll have to see how how things go when it comes to that. What do you think about the Wednesday racism in general if they do that? I'm fine with it if you WANNA get. If if they're hell bent on getting all thirty six annuals have to. I mean at the rate. We're going There's going to be a Like a live stream concert from everybody's living room everyday of the week so it would be nice to break up with maybe a NASCAR race on Wednesday plan. My sick of that stuff. I know high sick of everyone. Just like fell's point's bad because there's a lot like fell's point does have a lot of open mic and they've been doing like every night there's like three or four accidents and facebook live stuff and I'm just like it's crazy and then then like Talk about it on the air but Cares but yeah. There's there's nonstop like it's going to be like every day of the week and so maybe having a nascar in between would Would be could that bring you? Yeah but But yeah you know the the thing that that you come back around to. Though with the Wednesday races is keeping everybody safe. You know because there's going to be that lag time you know somebody gets sick. They're gonNA show symptoms. You know five races in but they really got sick because all the races are so in such close proximity to one another. The really got sick. You know two weeks of four four or five aces ago and so you know it's just I think it's extending the rest. I think they should start a little slower than they can speed up once in a system that works you know. Let's just get one in Darlington and then. Let's let's reassess for a moment and then maybe go to Charlotte next week reassess and then then start cyclone and you get one in two weeks. Yeah and go again exactly you know I mean. I don't understand why they need to schedule. Four races in fifteen days just because they're getting the thumbs up from some politicians doesn't know crap. Yeah that's not that. We really realized how Smart Governors. It's same guy who didn't know the people as symptomatic contagious also. Just opened up his entire state. Right come on NASCAR come on and guess what everybody Georges Open It. Sure is if you have a fever man. Come sit in the crowd even if you do have a fever. Who Cares man? All right so crapper we down to Talladega. Already on the news and notes do you. What do you got good? Good the atom of just going through atmosphere and the only NASCAR exactly tributary Jeff. Flock has gone too long for him and I can't deal with it anymore One million unique viewers who did not tune into any of NASCAR's first four real races F tuned into the pro invitational series. I wonder how I wonder how they know that. Well okay. Is There Nielsen? So there you go. Five point. Four unique viewers have watched at least one of the virtual races interesting so I wonder and obviously this is the natural progression here of thought progression here. I wonder how many of those may tune in wants. There's actual racing. Yeah I don't know that's GonNa be might not be as fun considering if it's a long race they'll be like this is crap it is. It is going to be hard to figure that out. Though BECAUSE IF NASCAR starts in three weeks they may be the only game in town at that point. And so you're GONNA get a bump because of that you know you're going to get under like people will worse to me hill at. Why isn't he here exactly exactly like seventeen last behind right? Right Steve. Phelps the information director of Iraq has Sorry Iraq nope sorry NASCAR. He told he said that they are in the best possible position. Coming out of this thing because of where the schedule is up in terms of NBC and Fox The revision of schedule they also said that. Foxton. Nbc is behind it. Well there you go. That's why you're that's what you're trying to cram four races in the fifteen days because you're trying to get events in on the Fox side before it. Switches over to the NBC side. Yeah Yeah you get all that which I mean Fox wins out here too because they got the IRA stuff. Yeah exactly a lot of money in the bank for them because that's not part of the TV contract. Yeah exactly Scroll Scroll Scroll Martinsville postponed from last week. So yeah no nothing no no. There's not a lot going on you know after last week it's kind of a class. GonNa say not every week. Do you get somebody getting kicked out of the sport. Right Man So yeah so. That brings us up to Talladega Daladier Harlem abandoned upgrade I'm looking looking to see if they have A. They do have a paint scheme. Where where is it? I'm looking for? It's on the side on the right hand side radiance Doping scheme here. Where you Dan you decked out for Dal decked out for data because he always have to have rhyming indoor liberation in this case alliteration But we also have the Saturday Saturday night thunder thunder. Let's see how many people are involved? One two three four five six seven eight nine ten twelve fourteen sixteen eighteen twenty. It's hard to keep count to two. Twenty four gathers a lot. There are a lot of people a lot of people. Assuming see. I'm assuming they're going to do the same thing. Wherein heats yes what I would prefer it being Talladega is it. You just line them all up and let him go man. Yeah that would be a riot to see like forty five fifty cars all on the track it once just trying to work the draft though. Beyonce mazing Let's see your who is who's in of note Raphael Lazard Chase. Kabra drew dollar. Love that name dollar. He's in zero and five car by the way. Ooh Nice Let's see here. Tie Gibbs Zenit Cabinets Bhai Healy Organized Justin Haley. It's it's it's by Haley Let's see here Friend OF THE SHOW JESSE. Wou He is re tweeted. Us before Do Thad did you say what the F. Suggestion Wuji is that why he tweeted. Yep if it has his name in it he will re tweet it. So it's not. It's not that he liked us in particular. I just mentioned his name in something Thad Thad Moffitt. That is a third generation off at debrief. Grace Thrice Thad Mafia. Tommy Joe twomey Joe Martin. He's got three first names Let's see that he's no good. Scott Settling Zal forty nine. Is the count forty enough forty nine cars? There you go Christian x going to be. They're going to give it to you ex going to give it to you. I'm that's who I want to win. And then a then a Myat Snyder was west was Matt Snyder. Have a wine his name. I mean okay. It's actually my it. It literally is his name. Might Snyder because we're because the wise in the wrong place. You would expect Snyder to be in the snyder part but no. It's not senescence. I and then isn't yet yet. It's my my it it's Wyatt. But with an m these kids born in the ninety s. Man. I'll tell you right. Well he might have been blessed born in born in two thousand He was born in. He was born in ninety four. Oh my gosh really Oldie an old one is is that Marty Schneider know is it really. Oh well I mean he should know better yeah you can't be on TV with name yet yet yet. It like someone someone tried. It'd be really cutesy. Say Matt if they're really intoxicated. You might ask me at. Who are you looking for me at all right? So let's talk about the racist weekend So we already know. There are thirty eight cars on the list. We too many for thirty eight. Don't worry it'll get some down real quick Thirty Cars Jeff. Gordon is one of those. Is he in the black s in the navigation and he better be? We don't know a car number. He's going to race yet because twenty four is already taken so but it better be a black. Ss Yes anyway. Why is Timmy Hill? In Parker clear men considered invitation shouldn't are and landing castle. Shouldn't they have like a definite spot? Now wait yeah because they they. They've done really well. They're on the hills. One goddamn race finished second. Last week I thought he was on the regular list. No he says it says invitation for the for the Sunday race. The I'm racing pro of mutational. Yeah let's see here. He is a heat. Why is he t everyone else? I'm looking at NASCAR's invitation team. Oh yes it that way for a team. He's got a team yeah. He works for frigging. Nba Yeah what is Chad fincher? Get that the devotion. Really doesn't yeah. That's really weird and by the way apparently. Ibm had to Had to furlough all of their workers. Well yeah they're not just do anything. Maybe that maybe with North Carolina thing who knows if that's going to change. Yeah hopefully that will I mean you know. They're one of the teams that desperate. They're going to be paying guys that just work on cars at art racing making money. I know right so they may not be able to. Man is going to be thank. Well I mean you know. Tv money is where they're making most of their their sticks. So I think it's GonNa be alright I don't know man. 'cause purses are dependent upon sponsors? The sponsors probably aren't making that much money as it is now at well if they're the only game in town that might be part of the reason why they're rushing to do so many events quickly because they're the only game in town the probably be able to get some extra sponsors on it and some extra money coming in maximum mass. Yeah yeah so but yeah. Jeff Gordon's Rayson I don't know what they're GONNA do. In terms of resets William Byron was hoping that everybody would get to resets. Because he thinks it's going to be a little bit crazy. Do you think they should do to resets? Because it is Talladega and it's going to be nuts or do you think they should do none? Enforce these guys to be really responsible. I think you do one because you're just like all right. This is what you did wrong. Don't do it again right. Yeah give them one chance. Figure it out type of thing. Yeah or make them all do the Saturday night thing. And then they'll know then they'll know what they're in for well they there was Dealt junior was doing some testing and semi racing and NBC had had some video clip of him dodging their big one. Just shooting right through the middle. They possibly Puna Span. Yeah even though it is You know virtual Talladega. It's going to be pretty nuts because what you give up in terms of You know the real car dynamics I mean I'm sure that the draft is pretty good. It's probably not the same though but what you give that you gained back in aggressiveness. Because guys know they have a reset you know they. They know if they if they go a little bit over the edge that they're gonNA be able to get it back and If they If you're going to recognize big can cause the caution so you can see on the lead lap while you all that there you go so yeah. Paint Schemes What we got here looking GEICO looks the same cars. Dent wizard dealt with them wizards. Alright Cook Zero cards little. Caesar Oh is there a little caesars car? Where is it hell? Ya Chase Elliott. Going down going Oh nice. I like the Pizza Guy. Be Pizza. He sees the guy. You're just not the it's not it's supposed to be Caesar he do ensure handled. Do we get the bit Too MONEY LINE CART. The money line cars to number twenty two money line car in the thunder event they've They brought back the cool interstate. Batteries PAINT SCHEME. Not Zero. One the electrify. What else do we got here? Twenty nine carve CAZ GROWL. Looks Pretty. Sweet hot scream. Oh my gosh does money. Line Co. Wait is it saying it's the same money line car. Why did they have to pictures of the same money line car? 'cause ones running. Saturday ones running the other one one's a Mustang and one's not ones that one's a bigger Mustang and wants to not exactly their two different mustangs Well like the twenty nine car. What are you supposed hot? Scream is oh. I don't know what that is either. Got Some peppers down. They're like little peppers flaming hot ice cream. Oh Oh I didn't know there was such an yes the spicy ice cream. Oh I didn't know there was such thing that's pretty cool. I should try that you get at the grocery store and stuff. I don't know where he gets. WanNa buy spicy. Ice Cream defeats the purpose. And then they have some dude wipes right below that so do because after the spicy ice cream. You'RE GONNA eat those accusations exactly. Whoa berries bullets pulling out. All the stops aren't they pup- you very very shiny and then check slayer dot com to remind you hey Taxes stood your taxes. Guys Yeah I know it's like seven out of you don years yet. Neither because he will you. They shouldn't give us until July if you extend the paper. I don't need this crap. That's awesome I get progressively for couple of more months now. Drinking my study can exactly. Yeah if a for anybody because I think we talked about this off the air. Scottie has WIMP. Beer cans is beer. Cans made little stubby boys. Gosh that's so wrong on so many levels a little stubby boys if fit perfectly my little ninety boats. Esther glad I was shot glass. That's about what I think that would fill up. Ninety both shot Glenn no other than the little tester like a little tester deal. I'd vote. Glass has shot glass. Why HAVE WHY NATTY? Boh Make shot glasses out on l. But I got one. That's Kinda weird at is kind of weird So crap I guess we should do some picks Last week I had I denny. Hamlin is who I had him six. Yeah he didn't. He didn't come back at the end like they were talking about. And then you had Tim Noble by You. Kick my ass. Shot up to Fox or putting the state flags on the broadcast. I almost emailed you the very 'cause I was kind of you know it was very far after the interviews and stuff and I was only half paying attention and all of a sudden. It caught my. I'm like sweet. They're putting state flags in Maryland. Flag finally gets on TV for something. Oh Yeah I threw up a screen shatter through a picture on my twitter. Almost like I was like I got a email Scotty but then didn't do it so but I won't talk about it during the show. Now I've forgotten unfortunately you remember Yes so I guess we gotta make some most and picks for For this week I last week. So I'll give you the entire field including Including Jeff Gordon me. You'd be very brave and go with the Jeff Gordon if you wanted to but I would pick and Dale. Jr. It'll be a ballsy. Pick to go with Gordon so you Don Jr. in this one all right yeah junior day come on Talladega. I know but it's not like real talented fake Talladega. Let's see let's see here. Who CAN I pick. You know what? Give me Parker clergyman. That's a good one. I'll take the Parker on this one. I so wanted to take Jimmy Johnson just for a laugh but I but I want to try and win this this week so all right there sipe it whereas Jimmy Johnson finish. Oh yeah exactly Okay so we've got thirty eighth possible spots. I'm GONNA say Gimme thirty to thirty two. He does finish above a couple of people who may disconnect or get disqualified. But he'll be like three laps down. I think I wanNA say twenty four really. I'll give him the benefit down. Twenty four could be lap. You know outtake after all. Maybe he maybe he could go and do a good thing. I always he so bad at this game I. I'm hoping I'm really hoping it is the Internet. That's the problem for him. I think a little bit of the Internet in a little bit of. He doesn't WANNA be there really. I think so. He's in it now so he can't get out of it exactly. It doesn't want to be the guy who stopped. Yeah Guy who says you know what I don't care so so there you go I've got Mister clicker man. 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#540 Texas Preview

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#540 Texas Preview

"This is the final lap weekly. Shrink the latest bass car racing. News driver interviews rate preview of discussion. Rumors more. Now, here's Carrie Murphy and Toby crispy just a couple of guys talking race. The final lap weekly is on we begin every program with those same words sometimes with initials, but not this time you have found the place where we talk about all things NASCAR Kerry Murphy and long time NASCAR media member and syndicated radio host of all things the final apper co host for the show is Toby Christie NASCAR editor from the final dot com. Social media director from all things at the final app. And we are we are invading racetracks. Over the next two weeks. You got Texas this week. Yeah. Plenty of plenty of interviews. Coming your way for me. And I know you're going to have to so everything I have some great content here soon, they are trickling in and we should have like you said a bunch of stuff to share. Yes. Yes. So it's gonna be good. When we do interviews around here. We like to share them with you. Yeah. We do. We don't like to them to ourselves. No. That would be kind of weird. Actually, just interview thing porting all these interviews just to keep ourselves. What be bizarre that would be kinda strange coming up on the program. We've got a rare truck series recap. I don't know why. But we're going to do that for once. Okay. That sounds fun. Yeah. We got major massive huge news of the week. We've got all the breakdowns of the round of its four now. Right. Yeah. Round four while we're in the round of eight actually we're still in the round of eight there's eight of them. It'll be dropping to four for. Oh, that's right. See math is not my strong suit. I didn't think it was. There's not many suits that are actually your strong suit. So that's okay. Yeah. We're getting I mean, these are big numbers here. Eight and four. Man. A lot of brain power for that. Anyway, we've got what we're going to break down all that bubble stuff and who's in who's out and who's locked and who's not. And we've got a driver spotlight from chase Elliott, which I think might be two weeks in a row of that mistaken. I don't know why really thought there was wasn't again months week. He's a popular guy. So yeah. Some would say the most popular guy. He will be won't he? Yeah. For sure. That's what's on tap. But first we gotta talk about what went down last week at martinsville speedway. And man, I mean that's a Finnish right there, folks. Joy llegado moves onto the championship for race at homestead Miami speedway. He is locked in. He has punched his ticket after putting the bumper kinda sorta to Martin tricks junior the final of the race. Let's hear from Jay L has huge to to be in that championship four again. Severe third time. We've been in there. So we hope this time is the time that we finally get the big trophy at the end. But you know. Obviously today is a amazing race car car that we drive to the front. More spectacular is the pit crew. They're on their game today. Just the laying down great stops every time gaining spots. And the you know when you're out front here at martinsville. You're able to. Clean air. It means a lot. But it means a lot for different reasons than it would at at at Miami or Phoenix or whatever it is. I think when you're out front control your own pace and keep a lot of air to your to your brakes and keep your car, cool, and it pays off on the long run. If you get yourself mired back in the pack and your fifth sixth or further back. Your stacked up on other cars in your car's in the race things harder, and you want to and before you know, it you pay the penalty in the long run. So the the pits outs were really I think the the game changing moment today for us to keep us out front. And then there at the end is tight. Yeah. We made some adjustments to try to fire off better there and did not work, but we're able to hold them off. And and almost all the moth and then viola to make the move there at the end to get the win. Of course, it matters to me, you know, I think you know, as as a race car driver. You think about a lot of things, but you know, my goal is not to recommend in any way. A goal is to win the race. But I don't wanna win by dumping somebody. I wanna win by you know, making a move. And you know, as the classic bump and run says the move that our sport in martinsville in particular was built on. You know? And I feel like I owe to my race team to do everything I can to to be able to win a race. Get ourselves for having those shot at the championship. That's my job. They did their job today. And I do mine, and you know. It wasn't a a move that. I sent them three lanes up the racetrack just or anything. And then we bumped and banged across the line. You know, it's the way that I wanted to do it to be able to get a win. I didn't you know. I guess it wasn't going to spend him out. Didn't wanna crash him didn't want to do anything like that. But I know how big of a deal it is to win any race. But when you get to martinsville. This is probably the second most important race to win all year. If you're still ended up the playoffs and to get yourself to Miami. Now, there's just one more so go focus hard. I am right now here to bring it down for us. His crew chief Todd Gordon who took an earful, by the way. It allows you to just not be so focused on Texas. And what we've gotta do at Texas to win because you know, when our situation you look at here in Texas, both being great racetracks force Phoenix, probably be a struggle for the last year, or so so, you know, I it allows us to to kind of turn one eye towards homestead and just in. I'm work on the preparation for. We've got to have their and and knowing we're in a position that that that that we can we can be at least broadly looking forward to that and not super focused on what happens this weekend upcoming weekend with taxes. So I still feel like we had a great tested, Texas. I think we had speed there. I think we've had good runs there. And I I think we can do that again. But it definitely does allow us to at least look a little bit down the horizon to homestead and what we've gotta do to make. Sure, they're. Yeah. I mean, I think martinsville historic racetrack. That's that's short-track racing where we all came from. I think the the job that good years down with a tire. They brought here at the last. You know, two years has led to side by side racing. And we had great competition. And and you know, it's it's rubbing its racin. And when you put a prize it's a guaranteed ticket to the championship for on this race. You're going to have that kind of racing. I think that's that's that's that's just kind of what the atmosphere creates. And to Rogers point. We you know, we came off turn four side by side. It's not like somebody ended up on the wall and spun out. And it's there's a huge prize there and you've got to raise hard for. And man, the captain was fired up. He's racer and should know better than to say that that was his clean shot as you can have an race like this. I didn't hear Kyle Busch or the forty to have any of that kind of conversation you know after that race. So to me, I'm looking forward. We want to go to Miami into me joy, drove a gray racy led most of the race. I think we look at the number laps. And as far as I'm concerned, you know that just to comment that I don't think we deserve and day after day. So sure at some controversies that he's trying to read. But from my perspective joy drove a great race. The team won on on pit road. You could see that. How many times you've got out front and certainly leading the number laps shows the kind of car we had and the job that Todd and the team too. So that's my position. I think that you know, joy drove a great race or he didn't knock him off the race track. It was side by side. Racing at the end. You could see that nobody lifted into me. I just wanna be sure people know my position is I thought it was fair thought it was square. Enjoy deserve the wind Roger Penske, showing some emotion and anger, the he was fiery fiery. Absolutely. Is that not how you spell it? I don't think. That's right. It's not underlined. Well, maybe it's right. Just looks weird. It does I agree. But I tell you it's not underlying from where I'm looking. Okay. Just looks wrong to me. I agree. Like, I said, I don't know how else to say it, right? So this is the first career win from joy Lagaan at martinsville than fatty fashion. Like, we mentioned by laying the the chrome horn tomorrow insurance junior. Second win this season twentieth. Career win, and you know for people that are saying crying foul here. Saying Ghana was in the wrong. He did have the dominant car led three hundred nine of the five hundred laps on the day. I'm as you know, a fan of both and just like racing to me. Yeah. I mean. The only problem I have with it. Yeah. Martin sure junior was pretty clean getting by. He worked really hard to make sure he got by cleanly. So from that aspect, I understand mart insures juniors frustrations. But on the other end of things Juliana and his team have not won since what day earlier in the year. And they're looking on the point situation. The only way they're looking realistically like they're going to be moving on to the final four is by winning one of these races. And they led three hundred nine laps on the day. Like we said and somebody takes away in the last lap and you're right in striking distance. I mean, I'm sorry. It's kind of fair game. Although Lugano has done this before. Kinda suffered the wrath a guy named Matt Kansas. So obviously he didn't learn much from that situation. I don't think so if it comes out of home said it's tricks llegado battling for the win for the championship. That's a heck of a show. I hope we see that of the moment. I mean, I think that's what that's all about. So ultimately joy Lagaan paid to win races and win championships. Gather one eight championships yet, he's been very close and once one so badly in the only way he saw his way to home said this year's a win. I don't see any wrong with what he did. I, you know, the funny thing is Martin, you know, is a clean racer. He's very much like Jimmy Johnson. But you know, a few weeks back at the Roble Jimmy Johnson mister clean racer wreck Martin. So I think Martin needs to step up and get a little fire on his own, and that could be part of Martin sure shooters frustrations. Because even before the Jimmy Johnson contacted the wroval more troops have been getting roughed up by a lot of guys leading into the playoffs. And the now as the playoffs are beginning. So. Maybe it wasn't that. He was super mad at Joey. It's just that. He's superman Joey because it's a continuation of events that are already going on leading up to this. But for whatever the case Martin church junior was very fresh with joy Lugano. And again, I understand partly Martin churches frustrations. But you have to expect something like that and place like martinsville were seen this so many times. Denny Hamlin came up one spot short of the win on this year program. We will go ahead and call that second place. Yeah. That nobody else will. But we'll take. Yeah. I was trying to get as close as I could it just took me so long to get around the eighteen and the two, and you know, because our car just would not take off in the short run. And was so exceptionally good on the long run that forty lap run. At the end just was a killer. I don't think I would do anything different. I mean, I wrote behind the eighteen I was trying to be respectful of him and obviously hit situation. You don't want to kind of move that move teammate out of the way, especially if he needs that one point when it comes down to the end, but I knew were. Fast enough to drive up there. And and pass those guys. So just took me, you know, six seven laps maybe ten to get around the eighteen three or four more to get around the two. And then I just ran his could those last three laps to get close to the front to his possible. Because I knew something would happen. So I just wanted to be as close as I could and hopefully capitalize and the reason we kind of lost track position is we're letting teammates. And but ultimately, that's what we agreed upon. And I would I would expect the same thing for my teammates. If I was in that situation, and you know, they were me, and I was them. So that part of it stinks. But it's it's two fold you. You hope that you're the guy that's getting let in next time. So we worked really well together as teammates thought it was a great team effort. You know, we're hoping what one of our one of our cars would get a win. But obviously it didn't. But we all had a good showing. And looks like the two that Toda's that are left, obviously. Or on a good point. Position. So he's at twelve straight seasons with a win. And now has only three races left to continue that streak Jimmy Johnson on a similar streak. Yeah. I think it's what fifteen sixteen years for Jimmy Johnson. So these are two really big streaks. I mean these are career historic NASCAR long-term stretches. Here think Johnson's one year away from the from time the all time record, which was said I believe Richard Betty for seventeen straight seasons of winning race. And then you've got any Hamlin sitting there at twelve right now not gonna door history as well. So those streaks might both in the seats. We're running out of races and the day showed some speed and shows promise here, but man, Jimmy, I don't know. Okay. I thought this would be the week. But I don't know. I don't think it's gonna happen of all the weeks mean martinsville should have been it. You would think but what he muster twelve. Something like that. I don't know if you're not in the top ten I don't forget about it. It's not worth my time anymore. Yeah. So let's let's get back to the tricks thing. I mean, he started thirty third on the day after failing pre-race inspection. True ex. I mean, that's a masterful job to finish. Almost a lab. I mean start almost a lap down at the beginning of the race because martinsville's pretty tiny and still finishes third. And you know, we we mentioned the contact with the twenty two coming off turn four true X while fuming said, quote, I raised him as hard as I race everybody. I looked to I took the lead from him fair and square and then gave he gave me a cheap shot. It's cheap win. I hope he's proud of himself and quote. You probably is proud of himself, actually. Yeah. Well, he continued on and white hot and mad fashion. Quote, he may have won the battle. But he won the damn war. He ain't. So it looks like Martin junior, you know, things might cool off. But right now looks like he's hell bent on. Not letting Joey Logano win this championship. If he has something to say about it and folks new to racing he's not gonna pay him back this week at Texas. He's not going to pay him back the following week at Phoenix. He's going to do it when it counts because Joey's locked in to the final race. So now is not going to hurt look on no chance to championship at all. Exactly. He's going to do it when it counts when it hurts the most, and I would think early at homestead very early. But so the thing is Martin church junior, though is very clean guy. We don't seem taking out guys very often. I know he's kind of talking talk right now. But is he going to walk the walk when we get to homestead? We'll he actually punch Lagaan author near each other. Or will he just straight up try to raise them clean for the win? Like he like he did this time. I mean, he had plenty of opportunities to push that twenty two core out of the way, and and nudge and rub and beaten bang, but he just didn't do it. He he just did not do it. That's not new DNA. He likes to raise people cleanly and get by them. So we'll let that go to the side. And actually, you know, take the joy Lagaan a road. And in rough up and home said, I don't I don't know. I really don't see him doing it. I think there's a couple of factors at play here. First of all is inside the top four is going to be racing for a championship point would wrecking him hurt his vehicle or his chances later in that race. I mean, there's that's that's the biggest thing that we don't know if he's out. I think it's fair game. There's a target on that twenty two car. Yeah. One thing's for sure though, marchers us been very fast last few years. He's in the final four seating Lee every season. And he's up there. Running for the winds these Mt. Africa track. So of joy Lugano is gonna win a championship. At some point. You to magic homes that he'd have to go through Martin church junior to get there. So that's an inch. A little nugget to kind of keeping back your head there. Yeah. Crew chief Parnell was also a little peeved angered if he's even capable of that. Had words with Todd Gordon. That's a joy Lagaan owes crew chief expletives were included in that one. But not in this, quote, I guess it's just gasoline with a match, right? A lot of a lot on the line. And that's how he races. Nothing surprising. He'll get out and talk about short-track racing and whatever, but we passed him clean. I mean, whatever it is what it is just tough to take. I mean, just wanted it really bad for this team and be able to go to homestead and have a shot at it. We're still alive just tough to take when you're that close and quote. Yeah. And you know, that's the other the other layers of this onion is that. Yeah. I mean, a win get into home said, but you gotta show the killer instinct at some point too. He was obviously much faster than Juliana over the last few laps had. He roughed him up going to one and two on that final app. I don't know if Luana would have gotten back to them. But you know, I it's easy to money money more in quarterback it and think about what could have been different. But it'll be interesting going forward can tricks locked himself in he's been very good at Texas. He's also been very good Phoenix as well. So we'll have to see, but this'll be interesting. And remember he's got a lot of points built up as well. So and Kevin Harvick business, Texas or Phoenix that kind of bodes well forms. Well, but it's got to be nerve wracking moment and not be locked in. That's true. All right moving along. Kyle Busch was forced brackets Laskey rounds out the top five, and let's run down the the rest of the top ten there. Kurt busch. Chase Elliott Ryan Newman Daniels wars and Kevin Harvick that is your top ten in the entirety from martinsville. How did swore as finished top? Ten. Didn't need nail the curb early on and mess up is front spl. Odor and stuff. I mean, that's pretty impressive. So other stories on the day. We've got huge massive Mondo bonanza. Jimmy Johnson news coming up later that actually happened prior to the green flag and evolved one of the stickers on his car for the day. I think yeah. There were different stickers. I noticed that too. It maybe that was the cause of him wheel hopping. There was a little extra weight to the car. He wasn't. The only thing that could cause it spun with fifty eight laps to go in. I think that was and no damage though. I can't believe it attract like martinsville, you spin and the entire fields coming up on you still don't have any damage that's for once lucky to kind of throw another layer onto that. I mean, he also did that to plan Boyer spun him out one of the championship contenders. For whatever reason Jimmy went through with them didn't back out and around one Boyer, but also know Renault real damage to speak from boy, either other than going down there towards the end case, you're wondering joy llegado and Denny Hamlin split the stage wins, and then obviously llegado. Went on to lead a bunch of apps and win the race. Yeah. He did. And so man, that's that's crazy. You know, I feel bad for him too. Because he was so close, you know, he was like well it did at the wrecking your ago, and he just couldn't quite get it then either that was pretty exciting finish for him to. I think how about this one of our young up and coming drivers William Byron spun and hit the wall hard driver's side into the wall. So that's something. You don't ever like to see? But it looks like he walked away and was okay. Let's good. Definitely Kyle Larson. Hit the wall that end of the forty two cars day is that right? It was a Indian problem wasn't it while there was all kinds of all coming out of the car. So ole and I think yeah, it was a motor that didn't Cal arts. And I don't think it was actually hitting the wall that took them out. No. But he hit the wall. Probably because he spun his own ole. Oh, yeah. So they actually needed a flatbed. Instead of the toy truck regular tow-truck because I didn't want to spread all over the track. No, you don't do that. Just put it on the flatbed and let it spread all on the flatbed. Yeah. That's the flat flat bread. I'm hungry flat. Sliced bread, sliced bread, all kinds of bread. Hey coming up next. We got a rare truck series recap. You're not gonna wanna miss it. This is T F L W. I'm so excited like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap. Like us. This is. My name's Kerry Murphy, his name is Toby Christine. We call us entire program the final AP weekly and we opted out of getting an interview for this week. This is like a rarity. I think I'd have the fifty two weeks out of out of a year that we do the show, and yeah, we do it all year long. We don't stop for the off season. I think we might have maybe four weeks that we don't have an interview, and this is one of them. But with you and I going to the race track. These next two weeks. We know we're gonna be beating people over the head with interviews. Yeah. So it just makes sense to to give a break for a week. And we had a really good truck series race. So we can recap here. That's true. That's true. I just figured like you kind of mentioned I didn't want to waste a interview request on a telephone call. So knowing that both of us going to the track. So that's the reason they're I'm just being honest with our listeners. Okay. Well, that's cool. Eight dander stand man. I know they do but helps when when they hear it right, by the way before we get into this tricks recap. What dodgers why did you have to bring that up? Well and a half to because I'm Rangers fan, and we lost two straight World Series a few years ago. That's the tough thing is one hundred sixty two games. You wait all season long to find out. If you're going to be in the playoffs. Then you survive the playoffs you make it to the World Series two years in a row only to be let down two years in a row. Yeah. Man. Can you imagine, you know, if we're taking into different sport? Let's go to football. What about the buffalo Bill fans in the early nineties, and they went to four straight Super Bowls didn't win any of them. Yeah. I don't be. That's totally annoying. I you know, honestly going into the actual World Series. I knew that Boston was better. But you know, hope you never know if the if the moon lines up correctly any team could win and go on a hot streak. So you never know. But man, I was out for your team. They didn't quite get it down, buddy. Well, that's the thing. I mean, if you look back to eighty eight the as were supposed to just destroy the dodgers. I mean, they had the bash brothers, and they were just amazing that year, and you just don't know, you don't know what's going to happen in the course of a seven game. Game while it's supposed to be seven games. But not. Best of seven. That's you know. So that's why they play the games. And you never know in this case the better team did end up pulling off. But that's why we play the game. That's why we run the races. You never know. What's gonna happen, man? Anyone can win in any week. But to at least bring that up for your carry since you're a huge Dodger's fan. Thank you. Thank you so much and the listeners getting a rare treat now now, they know I'm kinda into baseball too. There you go see, I know stuff. I think they know you brought a VIN Scully in the past and stuff, they should know bringing up things here. And there, you know, doesn't mean, you know, the sport. So I watch pretty much every game this year. That's good. That's good. So I had a lot invested in that World Series for it to not work out. Anyway, let's get into drug series raising martinsville over the weekend. We're Johnny solder. He's all lined up and ready to go for Phoenix. I'm going to be chatting with him. He's also a off axis paint driver is he is. He really is our buddy Gregg paints helmets. Absolutely crushed the rest of the field. He led one hundred forty eight of the two hundred lap event. Let's hear from Jay s this final round of the playoffs for us has been pretty awesome more the last couple seasons. Obviously last year we came up one point short on the championship. And we gotta make sure we don't do that again. So, but we're going to Texas next week pretty special place for us. And then obviously Phoenix we won last year. And I just love that race track as well. So four o'clock here, it's you know, a lot of things have to go right to win at this place. This is one of the toughest places we go to you know, to have everything work out. And you know, we just had really good speed where we'll drive up. Think from eighth third right away on that first initial Ron, and I was like I'm driving by these guys. And I don't even feel that good about my stuff and coming up one spot short of the win was Brett Moffitt, man. Brett, obviously, this morning didn't qualify likely wanted to or expected to and we started seventeenth. So we had to be patiently aggressive. Now's game plan before the race. And fortunately it worked out trouble and Scott good job adjusted on the truck and telling the guys what to do on pit road to make the truck faster because we weren't where we needed to be when we started the race. And you know, it's it's martinsville. So I guess survivals great. But who's in another one Johnny's not a couple of things? I know Johnny solder listens to us in his workshop in Wisconsin. So, hey, Johnny. How you doing hope? He's listening to this particular show. I think we've said nothing but good things about them. Hopefully, so John is kind of a fiery guy so ever say anything bad about. I'm sorry, Johnny. I didn't mean it. But how about my Snyder though, finishing third? He actually went up there. And roughed up solder a little bit for the lead. And look like he might be able to kind of sneak up and snooker everybody in possibly still one in the end wasn't able to do that. But did hold on for third and that's been a pretty good couple races for my. It's niner. All of a sudden, I haven't checked in a while Brett Moffitt still still rocking the mustache. Oh, he is. And it looks very creepy creepy. Okay. I think it's a Halloween costume. He's working on. I'm not sure maybe maybe that's not many people can can pull that off these days. But he's he's sticking with the man. And I've gotta give them at least kudos for that. You know, even if it's not going the way most people would expect it to go if you're going to keep it that's cool man at least he's rocket. And and doesn't care. What people think it's funny? I leave the mustache as last the last thing that I shave when I do that. And every time I look in the mirror. Nope. Not gonna work not gonna pull it off. Just bizarre. So. What's funny is is there going to be a day where you finally just go? You know, I could do that. I can do goatee. I can't do the mustache just looks bizarre. You doing to go? I haven't seen you with any hair on your face at all. Yeah. Well, I haven't very long time. I just I can't get past the issue stage. So, wow, it all gets buzzed off real quick. Jimmy Johnson fan. Are you? I suppose I suppose behind my it's night or was Ben Rhodes and fourth Kyle Benjamin rounded out the top five in this thing here. All right. And we've got to solder Moffitt, Noah, Gregson and grant and finger remaining inside the cutoff line and their round of six in that series. Justin Haley, Matt craft and her on the outside looking in. Let us as that series heads to Texas this weekend. Right. So I mean one win just like in the Cup series can get you into the final four. So we might see some pretty exciting stuff at Texas and the truck series race. These guys aren't aren't very bashful when it comes to contact. I know you usually don't see that kind of stuff at mile and a half tracks truck series is kind of an exception because go Hello. Martinsville. Claw grandfather clock here. Hey, what's up, man? How's it going? They gave three of me away. Yeah. Was it you all three times. Or was it three separate family members? Apparently, they gave away my siblings. Two. What did I wasn't aware of that? How do you feel about that? We contact the thirties. Do we know if they're okay? Well, I don't like them very much anyway. So screw that. We won't call the authorities. Then that's good. By the way, the termite thing. I don't think it really affected me too, much old, varnished and lacquered. I think it was good to go. That's that's good to hear. I was really worried about that. So that's good. Now. The one problem I did have though is they were spring liquids all over victory lane on top of me. And I was I was a little concerned. Well, you said your ship that should protect you from the liquids, right? But no, I'm all smelly man, gene caffeine, and we're gooky sodas stuck up inside your gears there. There is something. Inside my gears. Okay. All right. Well, that's good. That is good. Gotta go. I got a teleconference with another show. So okay. I'm oughta here my second week there. Mr Martens o clock. All right. I'm just going to go hang out and one of these drivers houses and just sit there for all eternity. No, okay. You said you're going to buy. No, I'm depressed. No. We're done with you. Wow. Two weeks in a row. Wow. He must really have a lot of free time on his hands. Get it time free time. Oh, yeah. Tectonic? So when this comes around next year is it going to be a different martinsville clock. The talks to us. I've got a feeling this can't be the same dopey guy. I think they keep using him as the one that the tracks ends up for all these media villa Bility's. Oh, I see. There's there's a special spokes clock. Yeah. I think that's here. Okay. Good to know. Hey coming up next. We've got that big news surrounding the world win that is the forty eight car from Hendrick motorsports. As well. 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Jimmy Johnson is going to have a new sponsor fulltime on the forty eight car. For the next two years. It's going to be ally Bank. Now, there must be some misprint you misspelled Gatorade. Yeah. You were touting the Gatorade there for quite a while all the alive rumors going on. And then when he posted the video with him a Franco Alonzo doing their workout routines. You know gator was heavily in that little video campaign. They were doing so it looked like that was going to be it. But it was not and it is allied Bank. That's cool. So here's the thing. It's not, you know, a piecemeal one week here. When week they're kind of situation. It's just like lows it's fulltime for the next two years. The full thirty eight race schedule for the forty eight car, and that is a rarity these days. Yeah. For sure. So that's that's huge. Obviously, he's a seven time cups. Here's champion if you're a company that's a pretty good guy to align yourself with if you can get the entire season. And that's what it looks like they're going to do here. So. So that's pretty pretty huge. But will he have a purple car? That's my question while I'm looking at the website. And it looks like the background is white and everything else is purple. So one of those little blue in there. I guess but mainly purple pretty cool though. I it's going to be different. So I mean, what's the numbers scheme gonna be like is that going to be still the fluorescent yellow or no, well, the Jimmy fans usually cry foul when there aren't forescent yellow numbers on the side of the forty eight. But you know, the purple is a really cool killer on race cars. So I'm kind of excited to see that if they with that. But who knows they might end up changing things totally. But it looks like purple should be in the the play here at some point. Gotta be totally different for for the next two years. That's going to be weird. So TV was touting sponsored a NASCAR carry. I'm so excited to see these new companies coming in and sponsoring fulltime seasons. Like this. This is great. This is what NASCAR needs new companies new faces just embracing the sport here. This is great. You saw. Sound like you just believe what was on TV at face value because you know, about what about that? What are you saying that this is no this this company has never been in NASCAR? Right. No. But they used to be GMAC. But that would mean they've been here before that's what I'm gathering too. Oh, okay. So TV was lying to the masses. Are you saying fake news? I've no I'm just saying they misrepresented the facts. Okay. Well, yeah. So this company did used to GMAC. And so if you're keeping score at home that means not only is it not a new sponsor to NASCAR. This is not a new sponsor to hinder motor sports. No driver, Brian Vickers. Who's the GMAC driver there for a while? Well, it also goes all the way back to Ricky. Yeah. Ricky Hendrick and think Kabua's even ransom GMAC paint schemes as well. He did I still have the die-cast line around. So. Nice try guys. But it's not new right? Not all we do. Appreciate you coming on board. That's good. Yeah. But I mean, you gotta figure that relationship has never gone away. Right. I'm sure they were just kind of waiting biding their time for the right moment. And you know, Jimmy Johnson's the free agent as far as sponsorship goes it's time to jump back in. I would think. Well, so here's I mean, that's kind of the big news. I guess you can gather is. Yes, we all knew the Jimmy was signed through the twenty twenty season. But would he stick around? I think now with this new sponsor full-time he's gonna kinda have to and that's what they bought into. Yeah. I mean, that's that's what I would think. And I don't think Jimmy Johnson unless he falls off of a cliff like he has the last couple years stays there for another couple of years. I really think he's not going. We're little unless he wins in eighth championship. That would be cool. When the eighth just drop the mic and walk off. That's it. No more ally. More forty eight. I don't care about any. I'm done. So word is NASCAR is looking into adding more short tracks to the schedule. Now, I'm sure you have some thoughts on this. But I'll begin with mine. Yes, short tracks are fun. And we saw examples of that this past weekend. And that's where the roots of the sport began, and it's all good for NASCAR. But my fear is that anytime they start focusing on one type of track it becomes boring. And then everybody complains about that. No. No, no, no. I actually am on the other side of this one Kerry, of course. Real when you look back at the racing the eighties nineties there were a lot of short-track races. And that's where a lot of these rivalries between Earnhardt, and Wallis and Waltrip, and and all these guys petty Pearson. All these guys they're only short tracks. And you know, temper start getting ahead at some point when you're bumping fenders week to week to week tweak. We've got what six short track races per year right now thirty eight weeks schedule. That's that's not enough. So how many is enough? I think a good solid number will be maybe ten ten twelve will be good to me. Wow. That's significant. Yeah. I mean, it should be. That's a lot of of racing on one kind of track. Currently how many mount after we have. Yes. But I love mile and a half's. Why? I think I'm the only one do you really? Are you joking? No. I really do. You're not serious sake about the drivers that I like and what tracks they do well on. No, I get that. But you're not serious. Yes. I am serious. No like, I like the speed. I I don't like, you know, a hundred miles an hour. That's boring, really. So Joel Yano marcher shooter going sideways across the finish line. This week was boring. Well, honestly up until fifteen to go. Yeah. It kinda was you didn't think. Throughout the day as Martin church years working his way through that field. Trying to make something happen. That wasn't exciting. I recall taking a nap somewhere in there. So it must have been two great. Kerry Murphy, but the fifteen laps at the end, though, those were great you wanna talk about what we take naps during have. You watched a race at amount of half as track. Stick around the race weekend. Stay at the track during those mile and a half raises. Why would I I can't talk to the drivers? That's what I'm saying. They're horn this. But that's not why I leave the track. I leave this because it costs a lot of money the stay overnight. Well, that's true. But the product on the mount half's aside from like homestead and the occasional every now and again good one you'll get that will just be a freak moment. I it's just for that to be the majority of schedule is just beyond belief for me. I don't understand. It does not make any sense to me. We're sitting here trying to work on different aero packages and different things here and there throw restrictor plate on and take the restrictor plate off to a tapered spacer. Do this do that. You don't have to do that with short track. You put them on the track. You say here's your car cO and the best driver usually wins. It's not super predicated on equipment and stuff like that. Sure. Equipment plays a hand in it. But it's not nearly as big of a deal as super speedways and big tracks were aerodynamics for so important stuff. Like that you get to see real driver's trying to ruin gouge your way to the front, and I think really, that's what sport needs more of instead of sitting here. Worrying about what what air. Daming package we need to be running. So he's cars run closer together. Each week. I disagree. Put them in a bathtub and see what happens. I disagree. That's where we I can't believe this is your actual. I can't believe I heard you say that you like mile half. Racetracks. Oh, you know, somebody has to. Yeah. You're the only one I'm the champion of the mile movement. You're gonna be getting Christmas cards from s and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We love you. Mr Murphy, exactly. Maybe that's my angle. I think honestly the the trend. I mean, you've seen this that the excitement level and the fans are showing up to road courses, though. Yeah. Row courses are a lot like short-track. Honestly, just there's a bunch of different weird. Hairpin turns out, the whole course. But but martinsville was not full this past weekend. So I mean that kind of blows a hole in your theory. Yeah. That's I mean, I'm not talking about it. It's going to save the attendance or anything. It's just gonna make a better product on track. For us to watch on TV has been so incredibly amazing people should show up and watch. Well, they should have hotels were a little bit cheaper that everybody would show teach race. Anyway. All right. I'm saying for the product on the track though, short track is the way to go. So what are you gonna add like, Iowa gateway? I would look at it. I would look at Nashville, honestly, I like Nashville. All right. So there's three and there's rumors. That's a possibility. I heard gateway was looking at like a week day race. Yeah. They've they've said that they're open to that. I would love to see south Boston or something like that as well as I'd like to see a good rotation though. I don't want to get stuck in the same schedule. How about run, you know, a couple of these forever two years and then switched to some other short tracks. Just kind of get the product moving around the country a little bit short tracks people show up to a lot. It's not a short track. But I wish they would add the rock back. Yeah. And I mean that's pretty close to short-track, but it is just over mild. But man, I wish I wish we see there too. That was the best racing. Honestly. And the tire where that happened in track was incredible. It was so cool. All right. Look at at the round of eight we've got joy llegado now on top with his win at martinsville. Securing his final four spot the championship race. The finale he has punched his ticket to homestead Miami speedway with that win last week at martinsville. So the next three currently inside the top four, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're gonna stay there and be locked into the championship round are Bush at plus forty six points. The next two are tied Martin sure junior at plus twenty five and Kevin Harvick also at plus twenty five those are your drivers right now. But if anybody buddy else outside wins that knocks these guys down and the four guys that can make some of that happen are Bush v twenty-five back. Chase Elliott who is shown a a real penchant forgetting the front and winning these races. All of a sudden six thirty one points back Clint Boyer, forty two back in seventh and Eric. I'm rolling fifty points back. Eighth? But the thing I take away from Joel Ghana working his way into the championship four. Carey is the fact that all this house raising talk all season long. They dominated Talladega. Wow. They're all just going to cruise into the final four at least one them's going home. Now. It would look that way. Yeah. I would I would think so it has to happen. Only four spots. There's four of them. Yeah. It's a certainty. I guess. Yeah. So somebody's making it. All right this weekend as Texas Motor Speedway Toby Christie heading out to the track every single day that they are opening the gates for it. It is a big bad fast race track and a big bad enormous big Hoss HDTV, which I'm still trying to work out a deal. So I can put that in my living room. I don't think it'll fit though, you might need a bigger house pal. I would knock I tear the roof off the joint just to get that thing fit. That'd be awesome. Right, Texas is of course, the land of Cowboys big hats, Dedham cows roping, F one fifties and beyond barbecue chewing Tabacchi, and where everyone says y'all and yeehaw Kerry Kerry to Becky, isn't it Tabacchi Tabacchi. You know, what it is tobacco? Right. Do you think you're generalizing the whole state I live in a little bit too much here. And what's the problem with that? It just a little hokey, and it's a little cheap. I think I think you're doing a disservice. Well, some of that must be true, otherwise it wouldn't be out there. Well, I mean, I did have barbecue for lunch today. So I'll say that you just proved my point, and I did send you a picture one time of f one fifty two fifty three fifties. And a six fifty. See on parking lot. Speaking parking, lots place holds a seventy thousand cars on the property. So do they have valet? I'm not sure that they're not. But you know, that's really good that we segue that will we're really good at this. I pounced. It does have LA is Cowboys stadium. I would imagine in Arlington, Texas how flu fee? You can fit four of those things inside the team. Did you know that? Yeah. Well, it's you know, it's tiny. Yeah. That'd be weird. If we had four football games going on at the same time inside the track. They should do that. It's Bruton Smith on track. He's not above doing weird stuff. Like that is pretty unconventional his guy. Eddie Gossage around the place. He's very unconventional said. But pretty cool unconventional. It's a one and a half mile track. Banking. How did this happen again, less banking and turns one and two? Oh, yeah. At twenty degrees. Three and four twenty four degrees. I need to rewrite these or something. I don't know what this next thing is Murphy as we're going through the show. So that's that's right brunch. Stretches twenty to fifty backstretch thirteen thirty Cup race three hundred thirty four laps your five hundred one mile stages. Look like this eighty five one seventy and three thirty four last year's winner was Kevin Harvick and the spring. Winter was Kyle Busch. Check out all the action y'all Sunday three pm eastern on NBC. Okay. Being being being drivers doing terrific, Texas with their Tabacchi. We begin with joy Lagaan. We're just going to run down the eight drivers that are in the round of eight because it just makes sense joy llegado has a win eight top fives and ten top tens. Yeah. And Kyle Busch has three wins twelve top fives and thirteen top tens Marsh Rex junior goose egg never wanna Texas for top fives and fourteen top tens how about Kevin Harvick. He has one win here. And it took came last year in this race nine top fives. Nineteen top tens Kurt Busch. Win three top fives. Eighteen top tens how about chase Elliott the guy who's been on a winning tear recently. But no wins and TMS history. He's two top fives and four top tens though, actually the rest of these guys have no winds Clint Boyer also goose egg no wins. Zip zilch, not wins. You exactly three top fives and eleven top tens how about Eric L Merola. He's in last place here going into this thing. Thing. And he's in last place when you look at text mercy stats, no wins. No top fives and one it's measly little top ten finish. And our bonus driver is Jimmy Johnson yours. Yeah. Well, I mean come on. He has the most wins a Texas with seven you have to at least mention it right now, I suppose all right up next. Our driver spotlight features. Chase Elliott on the final weekly dot com. The final weekly is back. Here's your host carry Murphy Toby Christie just a couple of guys talking racing. My name Kerry Murphy his name, Toby Christie name of the show, the final weekly, and we will continue speaking words now me Toby what's up, man. How's it going? I think this is a free strong show. So far. What do you think? It's fantastic. I would listen to it. You really would. Because you haven't listened up to this point kind of. Yeah. I've been to stop a corner. Yeah news. Yeah. So that's good. I'm out of breath. Actually, this a lot of talking. What is the show? We did all we did a lot of talking win the whole past hour of the show. That means we're almost done. I think we are. This is the final segment goodness could be a whole other name of show the final segment. Brought to you by the final app. Let's get into our drivers spotlight this week chase Elliott. And you know, it's the age old adage in racing if you if you put yourself in position to win races you will eventually win races. And that logical true with this guy. Chase Elliott he agrees. You know? It's if you're if you're around Neo inside the top five, you probably have a chance whether it's on strategy or or a mistake by somebody or or whatever. So so, yeah, I mean, I as far as the as far as the winds go, I mean, I feel like it's been it's been to me. I think it's been great for the company, and and just to get them back, and there's been a lot of hard work throughout the year to try to get better. And and to try to put ourselves better positions as a as a whole as company, and and you know, I think for the for the men and women around campus. I rang the the victory bell tradition there at HMS this week and. There's a lot of fire right now there, and if you can create fire and create you know, some some momentum and and push from everyone around the campus. I think that's a big deal. Nothing matters. And if you know every person that works there has a hand in what goes on whether you want believe that or not is true. And if everybody is coming to work that is ultimately building the car that's sitting here in the garage has some fire and some purpose than I think our performance will be better. Chase. Elliott's gonna throw back things here for bit. He takes his back to his first few laps that he took behind the wheel of a Cup series car for hindered, more sports. And who's behind that scheduled is actually Allen had a lot to do and choosing those races. And I think just because he tried to pick some some really tough races or what what races. He thought I was going to struggle at and he gets pretty good because they were they. They were terrible to be completely honest. So yeah, I I'm glad we did that you know, when we did it, and I didn't have a whole lot of fun at the time. But yeah was the races that he did. I think Allen. And I'm not sure who else kind of had a hand in that. But I know he did. And I just kinda got told, hey, these are the races that were thinking about, and I I'm not gonna tell you know. So sounds good. And off we went and finally chase Elliott wraps things up talking about being a mentor is he at Hendrick motorsports. Or is he not? Yeah. I mean, you know, William and Alex both, you know, I have said this before but neither one of them need my help. I mean, they're they're really good at what they do. And Williams the champion, and there's nothing I'm gonna tell him that. He doesn't already know. So, you know, he's he's got his head screwed on right in my opinion. And I think that he'll he'll be just fine. You know, he's he's talented racer. And and he's hoping all right? Chase Elliott doing some drivers. Light stuff. I did look. It was Kyle Larson last week. Okay. So it was different. I think chase was on there like three weeks ago or something. Well, he did win that race or two. Right. So we've had reason to put him on there. Right. Yeah. There's that. Kind of make sense. You know? Yeah. So what do they dodgers soup or going to World Series again next year? Why do you keep bringing up the dodgers? You just trying to open up that wounded every turn. If you something, you know. Well, I'm starting to hate you. 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EP 2039:  The O'Reilly Auto Parts Pit Reporters

O'Reilly Auto Parts Pit Reporters

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EP 2039: The O'Reilly Auto Parts Pit Reporters

"They start. Here. We go history in the making Green Green Green. Michael. Jordan's decided to bounce over to the NAS car world than he's picking up. Along the way Pie, this is Brendan known, you're listening to the reilly auto parts, pit reporters, Brad Gillies here with me also joining us to the show Alexandria, the Shawl Observer and Chris Night of catchment dot com. It's the O. Reilly auto parts bit reporters on the performance racing network presented by a reilly auto parts your professional parts people. Now, here's your host. Brett, McMillan. and. Welcome show. Glad to have you with US man. There is just a ton of stuff going on here in the middle of the play offs that has nothing to do with the playoffs kind of incredible first of all Brad we're talking about the playoffs had to cut off race at Bristol. Four guys are now out of the. And I think maybe the biggest surprise of the four might be William Byron he was in decent shape coming into the there's racist. Bristol. But blew an engine relatively early in the race a he's done Cole custer's done Ryan Blaney very disappointing throughout the first three races of the playoffs the Matt David Eto who was kind of the Cinderella story at folks hope might continue but it didn't work out of those guys. Yeah. Honestly. initially I thought Matt Venedetto would advance I truly thought that. He's done a really good job in that would brothers number twenty one and if they kept putting consistent finishes together, they would continue to move forward. It does seem like in the weeks maybe the month leading up to the playoffs at that team softened quite a bit but yet rhyme laney I mean look a lot of people who go out in the first round go out because they beat themselves in some way shape or form, and they did that quite honestly on multiple occasions but you bring up William Byron. came out of the box really strong at Darlington, with a good solid top five, top six finish the next week he had a decent day but he was scratching into the top five on Saturday night when essentially ran into the back of someone, knock the radiator out of the race car and that was it for them, and that is what is tough and that's how you get eliminated from the playoffs unfortunately well, and it happens me while Kevin Harvick picks up his ninth win of the year, which is a personal record for single season. He now has sixty seven playoff points, which means he could almost take two races. He could definitely take one race off. Yeah. Almost, take two races off and and still continue to the next round of the playoffs. I mean he's now got nineteen more points. Playoff points the Dinnie Hamlin, which is pretty amazing. If everything's state equal on that playoff grid that you're looking at right now that if you're watching us on youtube if everything's state equal Austin Dillon is at plus Zero Eric Amaral is minus zero they're effectively tied for that a spot. If Kevin Harvick didn't show up for Las Vegas. He would still be two points ahead of them you know, and at the worst he would be two points ahead of them. So he has a race race and a half up on the field right now as pretty amazing to watch what Harvard has done this year it is very, you know very machine like those guys just keep going strategy seems to work out every time they roll it out meanwhile, Kyle Busch came awfully close to winning his first race of the year ends up with this fourth second-place finish and when he's done with the race, he was not happy because he felt like lap car's messed him up. And then you know on his zoom call with the media afterwards, he goes eight. We're tenth in points for out in the next round, but I'm going wait a minute. Eight cars will advance. He's only one point eight how in the world does that math work that? Were done we're tenth how you can't make up one point you're ready for this math. That's. Number, one on the negative side and here is why if next season during the regular season, you're watching any drivers say number eleven we don't even know raise eleven is going to be right now if all of a sudden at the end of stage to the racing, like it's the end of the race in their last race ever it's because of the value of playoff points Kyle Busch had one stage win in the regular season and picked up two extra points based on where he finished in the top ten in the regular season his second stage one of the year happened Saturday night. At Bristol now at the end of round number, one of the play Offs Kyle Busch was plus sixty three above the cutline. But because he had no regular season playoff points effectively when everything gets reset, he goes back down to now being minus one I'm going to call it minus two Brett because really he would need to more points to put himself above what Eric Merola and Austin Dillon right now right you know so I think he actually needs to but I mean literally the fact that he had no regular season playoff points well, except for the one stage win means That he goes from plus sixty, three, two minus one minus two that being said Kyle Bushes, playoffs may not be all that bad because the reason why he went up plus sixty three is because in the first three races of the two thousand twenty playoffs, he averaged a fifth place finish second highest in all of the Cup series in the first three races right behind Kevin Harvick who won two of the first three maybe kyle is not as bad as he's letting on right now. Well, and what are those three races was Las Vegas where Oh by the way we're going this week? That we are. Yeah. Las Vegas and can be awesome although you know couple of weeks ago talk to him before the playoffs. Yeah. We're not really that good Las Vegas. He's been there a couple of times you know I'll give it. Talladega. Can be a crapshoot and let's be honest at the Rowell. He is a very good road race driver, but he is not really been a top five wroval driver in the two races that we've seen. But with that being said again between Darlington Richmond and Bristol average finish of fifth, I don't know that I'm going to bet against Kyle advancing. The one thing I wonder and obviously the you know, Adam, Stevens knows him well and and his team not well. But at some point. You Begin to wonder when the team starts to go. I've heard enough this. This is the negative negative negative. Does it begin to counter act? How they feel about him. You know. I. I would say if they ever felt at Kyle Busch was tanking a race than yes and I know that they feel that you know I mean I think they know that Kyle's level of commitment is there and there's a level of commitment quite honestly we don't see he's probably doing stuff right now in the middle of the week getting ready for this Las Vegas race that we won't. Ever, see and that he won't ever talk about because I've asked because I know he does get a lot of homework from Adam Stevens and he wouldn't say whatsoever. But but the mere fact his level of commitment is there and they know that when he is on the racetrack, if he has a fifteenth place car, there's a good chance he's running thirteen. So I don't think that they give up on. Him because I truly don't think that he's giving up on himself. I just think that he is being real about what his expectations are. But when he hops in that race car on Sunday for the south point four hundred and if he's got a race winning car chances are he's going to take it to victory lane. Well, that long ago. That Tony Stuart says we don't deserve to be in the. Playoffs. We stink we should. We're taking a spot somebody else should have anyone five out of ten in the championship. Yeah. It was pretty incredible that being said, Tony Stewart will that car to Victory Lane I think at least four or five of those times in fact, especially in the last race when at homestead he went to back twice and still drove on to win. You know you gotTa have your. Mind right to be able to do that, and that's where I don't know if Kyle's mind is exactly where Tony's was at the time in two thousand eleven. Yeah. Well, we'll see how it plays out of the main time. We've got a couple of rides have been filled and we're also hearing reports that the all star race may find the new home, which will be Texas Motor speedway and that Texas. Will lose a point eight race and that will become another road course race at the Circuit of the Americas Dan Austin. So a lot going on this week that we talked about it away from the track. Yeah and and you know the the two thousand twenty, one schedule is not out yet. But as we understand it, it's going to be out fairly soon. There's GonNa be some significant changes there and Moving the all star race to Texas I. Think the one thing that I would have liked to have seen is for Bristol to have another shot at it and not for Bristol I mean if you look at the the staff and management there led by Gerry Caldwell, they do a great job. They do a fantastic job. They got the All star race about three weeks before the All star race. Here this year because of the way everything went with the pandemic so I would love to see them have another chance at it, but if Texas is going to get it look, I've got a lot of friends who work there and a lot of friends who have wonderful ideas and a lot of friends who are committed to making it a great event for the race fans no matter what the event is. I could see them truly blowing it out for the all star race. That would be amazing. Right well, like we talked about lots of news talk about this week and when we come back, we'll talk Alexandria for the Sean. Observer. So stay with us here on the O'Reilly auto parts, bit. reporters. Over awards member appreciation month at a reilly auto parts where you can earn bonus points more than two hundred, fifty offers like Bausch icon wiper blades save eight dollars, prepare and earn double o rewards, points online or in store get five dollars for every one hundred, fifty points you earn stop by O. Reilly auto parts today or visit. 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Their doubleheaders are all the rage in NASC green flag black. I'm going to say green flag. I don't think we're going to get a copious amount of them but I think we will see more of them like I said before I. Think we will see more of them with some tweaks black flag they're not gonna be all the rage. I'll say what I used to say to my two wonderful daughters when they were growing up and they would get perfume one squirt smells good. That doesn't mean three will smell better. Day Join saw Mondays at seven o'clock for fast talk right here on the performance racing network. Download our free mobile APP to listen to the show at war. Great. The are in content on the go now back to the O'Reilly auto parts pit reporters. At, welcome back with Brad Galli. Prn Brett mcclung. Glad to have you with US and guess we've been joined by Alexandria the Charlotte Observer Alex. Hyphen. Doan. Well I'm trying to keep up with everything I feel like it's In a little bit of what? It's only Tuesday and a lot of news this week I'll tell you it's been a wild couple of weeks as a matter of fact I've been and you have had the chance in the last few weeks you've got expert experience, Experience Bristol tw- actually twice this year already and you got experience Darlington. So you're getting the the tour of the traditional tracks now. Yeah absolutely, and both of those had fans richman didn't. But yeah, it was definitely like a full house really at Bristol or if much of they could have been. And they were bred that crowd was something else. They were extremely loud and I've never seen Kevin Harvick is pumped getting out of a car. He talked about afterwards how excited he was just a half fans back and it's nice to have these drivers appreciate it. Yeah. Of Nine Race Wins Forum that was only the second time that he got to win in front of fans the I was at Darlington but we were talking about Bristol before the break and everything and one thing I really have to compliment Bristol and. The Bristol fans for is that they made thirty thousand fans on Saturday night sound like one hundred fifty or they brought the energy of one, hundred, fifty, thousand fans and and it's with everything. It's what what the track did I mean the mood around the track and the people who were there in the grandstands it felt like the place was packed. They really did and any surprise when you look at the first round of the playoffs were eliminated for people Alex. what really surprised you or was there anything that really surprised you? Among. Maybe the four eliminated or the or the twelve is survived. Yeah I mean I think it's pretty I. Think it's easy to look at it and say that like Ryan Blaney was a big surprise just because of sort of how and where he entered the playoffs and all the he had leading into that you know the regular season, he gave the with the top finisher in terms of stage point and everyone had been commenting. About like men, he has a really fast car is always running in the top five, and then you know I think that through those early races, there's definitely still a chancer at that bridge story for both he and Matthew Benedetto but I mean, it was just such a tough situation in terms of like how far behind both of those guys were at points and it SORTA became like after that first stage you you could almost see the chances fading in. He's all sitting at the back of the pack. So it kind of very very quickly turned in that race and looks like that wasn't going to happen I mean I think and then I, think the watching it. You know you sort of expected maybe William Byron to be able. To get that fought and take over that that lasts position there the twelfth position from Clint Boyer but you know he crashed out. So I think that that was maybe a little bit surprising as I was just watching the race but yeah, I mean it was a it was a break for Blaney Andy Benedetto. Do you think Brad that Bristol lived up to being? In the playoffs for the time as an elimination race, you know for me I I mean look we think Bristol and every Bristol highlight we see is action. It's carnage cars running into each other. It's the bump and run. It's people being mad at each other. And what we had was you know I always look at hockey, for example, hockey is a sport where fights are fairly regular thing when you get into the playoffs becomes a much more technical game and I feel like the Bristol night race became much more of a technical race. If you will look, we saw round of green flag pitstops. That's kind of a rarity there I. Think we go. Back in the spring, maybe we see that action that drama the fisticuffs. If you will with race cars, we didn't have that Saturday night, but I did think we had a really interesting technical game that played out with two of the best of the best just going right after each other in the final laps. But in a very clean way, well as we talked about Alex to in the meantime. Already this week we've had some major announcements and probably the biggest one and I think a surprise to many people we knew that Michael Jordan and ham were buddies, and then he's got courtside seats for the Charlotte Hornets Games. But. They are now teaming up to start a team next year and they're gonNA have bubble Wallace's their driver. This I'm not GonNa say came out of left field because there have been rumblings about this. What's your reaction to this? Yeah I mean I I. Agree with you. It wasn't like total just absolute surprise. I think people kind of around the industry and stuff you know. When it's been pretty vocal and open about you is interested in him ownership and has been interested in getting outside of the business. I think Michael Jordan was always the piece where it was kind of speculative and There was never really confirmation enjoyed inside. This is going to be happening until now but you I think he's sort of look at how it develops and realistically you know that bubble wouldn't have walked away from from Richard. If you didn't have something else lined up and you know Hamlin had bed that all the pieces have to be there for him to get into this on. The ownership side of things and I think the same thing for Michael Jordan part of what he had said was just he's been enough park race fan for a long time previously owned a motorcycle team and I was actually thinking he's probably been to more races than I have actually just growing up in North Carolina but he also said like this really felt like A. Perfect opportunity to get into the sport just based on how vocal above been in terms of social justice issues and promoting diversity within the sport and I it really did feel like kind of perfect pairing in terms of what they're looking at like to do socially, and then also from a business standpoint to. That's the thing I mean Michael. Did say in an interview with the Charlotte Observer this week that I Brad getting bubble was kind of the. You know the final Vinyl Lynch pin in this whole thing. Yeah I think it's a great thing I think is a combination to be quite honest with you because Michael Jordan coming into the sport obviously one of the biggest names in all of sports history and bubble. Wallace has become a huge name who is attracted quite honestly a lot of new fans to our sport of NASCAR and with Denny Hamlin I like the fact that you know people always ask all the time. Hey where's that are gonNA come from? You know you've got a lot of these owners and Joe Gibbs and Rick Hendrick and Jack Row Roger Penske. That are in their seventies or close to it. Where's the next owner GonNa, come from well. Coming from a race car and that is Denny Hamlin and here's a guy who wants to be in the game and wants to be in the game in a big way and is putting his money into it to be able to stay in the game as an owner and bring Michael Jordan along with him. I think is just magnificent right Alex you're the you're the youngest one in the room. So I'm GonNA, ask you. That's. A lot of people say in my generation and Brad's generation no Michael Jordan is is one of the greatest basketball player of all time, but he hasn't played ball in. Years. So Pete, there is a generation where they go well I don't remember Michael, Jordan playing ball. So they to some people he's not as big name is he wants was. Kenny still bring a lot of pop to ask car with him. I. Mean I think though I. Guess I'm not not totally like agenda. Quite. Like, a ninety s kids. So I feel like I sort of remember how psychotic Jordan wasn't like that bowl of uniform and based jam like define the nineties. For me but yeah I mean and even you know even stuff he's done recently was like the last dance. In owning the Charlotte Hornets I mean he is definitely named that transcends beyond just kind of his time playing in the NBA and basketball. So I, I think for sure like still have that you know just. Kind of a you know unprecedented starpower he's going to bring into this sport I think he's still has it and I I think you go into any place where fashion and hip things are going on and you look down and you see Michael Jordan on a lot of people's feet. I mean look the Jordan brand that he has and Michael Jordan himself is a brand is a very popular brand and I do think people might not have been live when he was playing basketball who were wearing some of his clothing. They still know the Jordan brand and that goes a long way. On Alex you know the there's been a saint in the sport for long time you know the best way to have a have a small fortune in NASCAR is to start with a large fortune and there've been a lot of people that have come in over the years who have said Oh. I understand how to run a business and I'm GONNA run this like I- regular business and they're around for couple of years in their out because they don't understand how to run the. Team doesn't like a regular business runs. and to me, I see a huge advantage in this of having Denny Hamlin as a partner because having understands. How will race team runs and as long as Michael's listening to him they should be in good shape. Now, something you told our reporter who? has covered the Hornets and talk to Michael yesterday was it was just about you know I think Danny was sort of leading this charge and approached Michael with the idea because he had that business experience not court or at least you know understood enough of it to know kind of what the model was and how to work within it and really you know. So Michael admitted like he's not coming to the table with a ton of you know knowledge of. Her business model, but you said he's going to rely on Denny's for that and. you know just in terms of like data equipment stuck to their in discussion with Jay Right. Now, for some of that also. Can call his old teammate Brad daugherty. Your your partner with them every week on series he gets of Advice Brad might tell him to run. I don't know. Brad embraces a sport is an owner as well and I think that's really cool. Right Alex stick with us for a couple of confer another segment. 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Racing but that fell through when the business got right by the FBI a but that's neither here nor there but Ross chastain is clearly a guy that a lot of think of as a bright future Maybe some of the other drivers think he's a little bit aggressive but nothing wrong with that. But were you surprised to see chest and get that forty two car? Yeah well, I mean I think that You know I think with how the billy has been working out I think really it came down to like okay. It's either GonNa be Bubba or I knew trusting really kind of on that sport during consideration at least as one of their developmental drivers right and so. You know when the newseum outburst, it was a little bit him fries. Yeah and then you have to think about something else winds up which. You. You Go but at the same time like he, he's run for that organization before he's done well for them on the community theories certainly you ran a couple of times this year in the cup series with sort of fire chip Ganassi racing partnership but you know it's an organization that as well and I think him is the WHO's going to work really hard for them. You know he's He's definitely someone who is is not afraid I think should be put to work a little bit and he talked to. I guess just yesterday about kind of the where he's at right now and knowing that he has big shoes to fill and he said he knows that like this is going to be a challenge for him but he wants to get up in, you know take advantage of this opportunity Brad how much of it? Do you think the chip just wants watermelons? Chip is in a position where if that's all he wanted, he could just go get him and. I think chip recognize something pretty early on in Ross, which is why he put him in that car initially in two thousand eighteen and we saw that I raise out. Here's all of a sudden Ross chastain going toe to toe with Kevin. Harvick. In an xfinity series race, and at the time you know Ross Mata gotten little in over his head and got a little too aggressive to his own payroll but just two races later, there is slamming that watermelon down right there on the front straightaway at Las, Vegas? Motor. Speedway for his first career victory. So Ross has been a part of the chip Ganassi stable obviously you know kind of on loan to call a gracing if you will. But I think it's awesome. Ross is a great guy. He is still a pretty young talent and we know he's aggressive and I'll tell you this. I don't care if he's going to be a rookie or not when it comes to restart and when it comes to try to get around Ross chastain, those drivers are GonNa have their hands full. All right Alex we head to Las Vegas this week to start round two of the playoffs who needs to get off to a good start. Oh I mean I think the Bush brother on his? Like I think you saw the feed that Kyle Busch had in that last race especially and you know he was he was really looking for a win in that round and you know even after after that raise the at Bristol just. You know he doesn't think he's going to make the next round. And you need that win now like in the stage, really to sort of get out of that lower half of the point standings So yeah, I think voting for you know Las Vegas then. You. Know I think they have potential to the you know finishing the top or win it. Always has a chance to win it but I think he's really started seeing that that themes feed that he's had impact seasons I know it's a different track of course but. Yeah I think they. Time to like turn it off and sort of see this going to be really like a make or break stage for them. Anything you know I. Don't disagree with what she is saying you know if they're gonNA move on I mean look. From round around to twenty, five percent of that playoff field goes away now from around to around three thirty, three percent of that playoff field goes away. It continues to get harder and harder to hall and harder to be one to advance and I look at round one saying if you just don't make any mistakes if you don't beat yourself and if. You're solid or you don't have bad luck happen to you. You should be able to advance to the next round and that's what we saw. But now we're in round two I. Think if you want to go from twelve to being one of the top eight, you're going to have to show something and you're going to have to be a little aggressive. With the wildcards of data and the wroval that could be played in your favor or could play to your detriment we'll have to wait and see but I do feel in this round you're GonNa have to make something happen if you want to move on well, that's the thing that Brad talks about and and you know Talladega is certainly wildcard and I don't know that that is the role of will really wild card do you think Alex or would just? Look at the guys that we feel like are going to be good at road courses and expect them to you know our look at the people that ran well at Daytona on the road course and say, all right. We'll see more of the same from them. Yeah I mean I guess you could probably like look at past races there and say you know Chase Elliott runs bowed forces and Charlotte so I would expect him to do well there. But I mean again it's like you know they're racing this track in this new pandemic era where they're not able to refund it before the competition starts so that that could add like elements of kind of uncertainty and unpredictability. Be, interesting to see absolutely yeah a highway Alex we really should take time to be with us look forward to seeing you at the tracks real soon I know you've been making the rounds but they don't let us go where you're at. Your up to dares were downstairs. And and they're never the twain. May, cross Oh hey, thanks a lot. The great work love reading your stuff, the Charlotte Observer. So we will see down the road and thanks again for your time. Appreciate it. All right that's Alexandra the Charlotte Observer. Yes. She had a lot of really good stuff and Yeah. With what she's doing our work is fantastic. If you're a NASCAR FAN and you want to keep up with the sport if you want to know what the story is of the sport, she has it changed as a great job absolutely where we talked earlier and we're GonNa talk more about the whole situation with Michael Jordan getting into the sport along with Denny. Hamlin is owners of the new car and understand we believe they're going to get the charter of the thirteen cars, correct. Yeah. They did by the thirteen the charter of Germain racing, they're going to fold at the end of the season after losing guyq oser sponsor they're not going to move forward and and look Bob Germain Germain racing. They want a lot of races and they won championships have highly successful with Todd Bodine in the truck series and look they brought Gyco around and it's been a wonderful run but that run unfortunately is over but now a new chapter for what was or what is soon to not be the charter of Germain racing, and we'll be of the yet to be named Danny Hamlin Michael Jordan. motorsports whatever it's going to be. That's right. Well, we talked about that. So we WANNA know as our O'Reilly pit reporters questioned this week. How competitive will bubble Wallace be in the Michael Jordan Denny? Hamlin ride. Your choices are no more than this year. I'd expect a top twenty finish. He'll make the playoffs. Or, he'll win races. Last. Week, we ask you is it time to let Kyle Larson returned the NASCAR and sixty nine percent said yes. Twenty one percent said ultimately, it's up to the sponsors and just ten percent said the call needs to stay away. So there you go there saying how many of those ten percent just want to see him exclusively dirt race as Could be. Or Welt. On. The flip side you could ask to sixty nine percent want to see him out of the dirt series events. He's has he lost one yet. Maybe. Maybe one maybe one. All right. When we come back, we'll be joined by Chris night catch since DOT com. So stay with us on the ARADO parts reporters. O'Reilly. Auto parts has what you need to keep your engine performing at its best professional parts. People will help you select just the right products for your car and budget like five quarts of Castrol, GT conventional or high mileage, motor oil, and a micro guard filter just twenty, eight, ninety, nine plus double rewards points stopped by O'Reilly autoparts today. Between. Auto Parts. Today's broadcast is brought to you by blue EMU maximum pain relief the official pain relief cream of the performance racing network. Did you know that you can take with you anywhere? 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Have you been able to keep up with all the news happening lately Are we done yet? Man Chris's right in the news and making the news. What are you talking about bringing the news? Well, it's been. It's been coming at US fast and furious. Well, let's talk about what I think. A lot of people think is is the big story this week how big an impact is Michael Jordan joining within Hamlin? How big an impact is that going to have in the sport? It's going to be huge massive We're already seen the repercussions of this announcement from last night you know where it's going not only you know throughout the United States, but it's going international and is going International. That's huge for NASCAR's a hole in. It's a great opportunity obviously for Denny Hamlin to try hands something else and obviously all opportunity what he calls. A lifetime for for terrible the loss junior and do bring in somebody of his calibre Michael Jordan while the connections that he has and the type of audience that he has is definitely gonNA put. NASCAR into new captivating level wants the twenty one to twenty twenty one season kicks off Daytona. So you know there's still a whole lot that has to be announced a whole lot. Piece together but we got the main pictures main the way, and that was actually the formation of the team was told that you know because all surprised like like dropped like at nine eight fifty, right? Right ten minutes before nine and I was told that a drop because a reporter outside of the NASCAR industry. Gotten. Hold of the story and so that's why they decided to drop it last night interesting. Yeah. Well. You know there are a secrets in Nascar. That the rumors had been, Brad that any hamill was going to get involved in buying a team but though the Michael Jordan thing kind of slipped in there depending on who you talk to Michael was in or not in. Leading up. So I had heard Michael was in the whole time I know that you know people outside of this sport I've talked to his people and they had denied it interest but I had never heard his name going away now it had shifted as to you know that there was one time that there was an interest in Rpm they all had an interest in RPM and obviously when the Germain charting available I think it made more sense. For them to go out there and get your Jemaine charter but now he's got to be seen guys. They let the charter right but they did not buy the assets of race team. So are they starting from scratch or are they going to go out there and already find things that they can already piece together right so that they can go be competitive because I think it'd be awfully hard then the start with scratching I think. Them having a charter. Now, they're going to have to go find they get the equipment and have the built the teen housing and everything like that. So there's a lot a lot to be done and and realistically guys they will be here in less than six months. Yeah. True. But with that being said, we already have an organization who's been racing for the last. Two years, it has a charter that doesn't have any racing accents and spire motor sports and I think if you look at this and you realize that next year is now going to be the last year that we racist current generation of race car and if you start putting puzzle pieces together, nothing's been formally announced yet you would have to think that well, Joe. Gibbs racing's GonNa have a bunch of extra race cars because they're not. You know leasing them out to Levine family racing. You do that for a year while you build your own personal stable of the next Gen twenty, twenty, two car, and a lot of those pieces fall into place realistically you SORTA get to you know if you will a restaurant might have. A soft opening before they have their grand opening, you know, maybe next year is sort of their soft opening kind of running out of someone else's shop or however they have to do it before they can have their true grand opening and really have the foundation built when a new car comes out on Chris I wonder I wonder how much I in involvement. Toyota's GonNa have 'cause I know Denny's talked about getting involved with Toyota on this whole deal but you know could this take? Could this team be the? You know the satellite team that takes the place of furniture row that takes the place of Levine. For. Sure could. I think I, think I think that's we all expect it. I I just cannot, and I don't know how. He feels about this but I just can't see this team now operating under the. Especially within driving until you don't see being involvement in the manufacturer I expected to be a a furniture rotate program. With. You know Michael Jordan, the Hammond what remains to be seen as I thought about this with my colleagues and and even with Dave movie last week is this. You know if it's twenty twenty one, the year we're well. The plate because this is his opportunity, this is his chances in what he's waited for. So how much time do you get up to perform I know it's a multiyear deal for we've seen how how contracts can are easily in the sport. So you give them a year or does it come with too I mean I know he's got sponsorship put together, but that won't last forever if he's not performing. So so how long does have to perform with the new team? If all is all the items are going to be placing his hands. I feel like he has to perform next year in order to keep the on the table for him. The thing is I think people are gonNA. Get your thoughts bread people understand this new team. So thank. You get somewhat of past the first year I think we all understand that this is a new team and I think we all understand that this will likely be a satellite affiliate operation of a larger team I think the general public might not necessarily have the same understanding and might not give bubble wallace the same shot that we would give a lot of people I look at it. This way the best comparison might end up being Levine family racing and what Mad Benedetto did it Levine family racing with at Toyota Joe, gibbs racing alliance and What Christopher Bell has done it levine family racing with Toyota Joe. Gibbs, racing alliance if bubba Wallace performs one spot better than them. Then to me, that would be like five spots better on equal ground because Levine family racing has been an organization that's been around for ten years and this is what they're doing with this type of alliance and if Bubba can do better than Christopher, bell or Matt Di Benedetto before him then to me that says, he's done way better. But I think that's probably the fairest comparison that we should be able to draw. I think putting this this whole deal together I think it's key. Personnel is going to be key right because you could have all the sponsorship support in the world's, and you can have all the major backers in the world but I mean players in the world like such as Michael Jordan and his empire if you will. But if you don't have the right people in their working with with. Crew chief and car cheap and news. You know there's a chance that that could before it even takes off. Right. So we we've seen it time and time again, we're all these these big money teams with with all this potential, and for whatever reason, it just doesn't take off like we thought you know ripples a perfect example of that. Potential some star power drivers, but it never took off like we thought it would eventually they fizzled out. So I really think and I think any smart enough to know this too that when they're putting this team together, they've gotTa make sure that they quit all their stars all their stars align as far as people, personnel and equipment to make sure that they can go out there and and. performed the capabilities and everybody expected to next year, Chris Stick with us for another side because I want to get your thoughts on the reports that the all star race is going to move to Texas and a points paying races, leaving Texas and moving to the circuit of the Americas. 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Glad to have you with us and Chris Night from Catch v DOT COM is with us as well and the before we talk about the All star race possibly moving to Texas a reportedly moving to Texas get your thoughts really quick on what you're hearing about the forty eight, forty, three and clipboards future. I thought. Yeah. Here, you got your ear to the ground. Oh Gosh it keeps changing daily. The questions not look so I think that. The situation this. Is What I've heard and the Poli- On officials don't take this to the bank but I suspect that Kyle Larson will be somewhat involved in the hundred more sports organization and twenty twenty one years. He's students to get reinstated by NASCAR but I think that'll get done and I think Larsen will be a part of the car team Hendrix I don't think it'll be the forty eight I think it'll be the eighty eight or a read numbered car. Hundred Sports they decided to do that I think that the allied driver in my from what I everything that I'm hearing, we'll probably a spokesman and that will shift So we'll see what happens at Hendrick. I mean I knew that Eric Jones has been rumored to to possibly over Hendrick and I thought that was a great choice but that has really died down the Larson's name is inconsistent going on over HMS as far as the The forty three goes There's a couple of as many Palestinians joys and he's been tossed around The obviously Daniels wars is named seems that. The most chatter right now going around there I think you'll bring sponsorship dollars table which with believing the forty three games that's going to be. forty-three team the survival before jokes it's going to take sponsorship dollars for whoever goes in that forty-three team. For the twenty twenty, one season obviously Dina's Juarez brings money to the table according to joy obviously also brings money to the table. So it's GonNa be I think funded driver. That brings money to the table that keep that team up up and going and as far as racing goes. is either to in this. Case go it's going to be clint, Boyer and right now I don't think. KNOWS, what they're doing in twenty, twenty, one, I think there's some kind of. Hippie -tunities being offered but once things. Historic House driver that's in twenty twenty. We'll be a steward Haas driver in twenty twenty one behind the weather that fourteen car. Score Boyer. Interesting. There are a lot of moving pieces still and we put of people in cars, but a lot of moving pieces. Still Brad give more people than there are cars and and I would say more people that have been in or you expect to be in top rides than there are top ride. So someone or someone you know several someone's are going to be the odd people out Yep absolutely in call in. Response to feel that Ross things going you know and from when I heard, they call it. They put a contact had a contract ready to go for for twenty twenty minutes isn't for whatever you know whatever happened again after they stepped up to the plate and Kinda. Got Ross in the forty two next year. So there's a lot. You know what they're doing and even today there's been a lot of chatter about. Leaking let advancement to the Cup series in twenty twenty some. Lot To be told and I don't think we'll have all the answers to right before Daytona. Wow interesting. Well, let me ask you about the reports that were going to have another road course on the schedule next year, and it's going to be the circuit of the Americas down in Austin Texas and as soon as kind of because Eddie gossage has not wanted another race in the state of Texas. They're going to pacify him by giving him the All star race at Texas Motor speedway. So Texas, motor speedway loses appoints pain date gets the all star race in return but the points pain date goes to the circuit of the Americas what are your thoughts on this? I think. If hold to be true if the athletic report holds ought to be true, there's I. Don't there's anything anybody better in sports that can that can you know as creative than any losses right so he gets the All star race. I think it's an opportunity. He's going to have a lot of fun with I. Don't know how I feel about having the all star race back at my own half I I really enjoyed seeing ship themselves to. I. I know that some people that? They didn't get everything we're looking for, but it was the first try and I was I really hoping that we go back next year and have also raised because I think. What we're going this year will be It would be different for next year but I'm I'm down to anything once. So let's try that Texas Motor speedway and see how it goes I. think that the chatter about. Nassar going to Code is a good thing obviously Austin. So huge area from urban that I've talked to. They love that facility is a great. and it'd be great. They say it's a great hospit- Attala, you know facility on. But of course, we need this Kobe situation to die down. So we can bring people to that facility and experience at its peak of what it's capable of doing right? I. Think the only that we can enjoy on, we can deliver course racing for the fans are the teams is. To be like we were cove it were we can happy and we can have hospital drivers can really embrace it in joy what the course races that were meant to bring alive because we need the energy right now and I think if we go to Kota and I'm hearing it, it possibly could be very early into the season we we need to go there And fully open due to make sure that we leave a lasting impact because I think that'll be a place that everybody wants to keep going for for many many years to come. Chris appreciate your time as always look forward to seeing you at the track sometime. Soon, I know that we were talking with Alexandria earlier, they keep us all apart bradberry down the pin. They don't let us meet with you guys because we're all social distancing at its finest. I appreciate you guys have. A great job with everything. You guys do the sport and thank you guys. All right thanks a lot Chris die catch vis dot com. Oh, good stuff from Chris always enjoy having him on the show but the circuit of the Americas of in Tony Store has given his endorsement and then and fans have been clamoring for another road course race on eight, not on a certain street circuit. But on a road road course built for road course racing. Yeah I, think it'd be a very interesting before and look before Tony. Stewart went there. Kurt Busch went there and tried it out and gave it his thumbs up as well. Austin is amazing. Amazing City it really is I. Think Austin is a great city to bring NASCAR racing to. You know and and if they can adjust and do things to circuit of the Americas and make it more fan friendly to the Nascar Fan that's going to be so much better and it's going to be a pretty awesome thing to check out how far is Austin from Fort Worth three well, it depends on what day it is. On a normal day with no. Just a couple of miles an hour over the speed one, hundred, ninety miles have A. By the way, the the the road, there's a toll road that circuit of the Americas sits on. That's eighty five miles per hour toll road by the way that Kinda bypasses Austin just a little bit to the West and kind of connects like San Marcus to North Austin. So I mean. So for folks thinking well, it's too. It's really close Texasmotorspeedway. No, it's. Pretty it's at least three hours away. Yeah. Yeah. So you're almost you know Charlotte not, quite, Charlotte to Atlanta. Bristol or. The Bristol Yeah Yeah there and look there two very large cities I mean Dallas Fort. Worth. What the fourth largest media market in the United States Austin is A. Top fifty more. In its own right, which is also in close proximity not just Alice Fort? Worth. But also Houston as well. So Texas is big enough to be able to hold three. NASCAR. Racing events and fill them up if they are promoted, right? I, think the auto get the toll road user make time pay tolls during the race. then. You don't stop and pay tolls taxes. You drive right thought and they send you a bill in the art. Not just background on those bills. We'll be back to wrap it up in a minute stay with us. When you need auto parts. O. Reilly Auto Dot Com is just a few clicks away. We offer convenient options for you to get your parts quickly order online pick up for free at your local O'Reilly auto parts store. 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Hampshire Motor speedway to the Bristol All star race to Darlington raceway and these other events fans have been loud that we're not dragging covert around the country number one and we're not dragging it out of the race track or into the racetrack for that matter number two A, and and it's just a shame because even though not everyone in Las Vegas. WHO WOULD WANNA go would be able to go necessarily because just the limited numbers. It's still a wonderful boost to the morale of your city. It's a boost to the economy of your city and I think it truly is a shame that it was not allowed to happen. Yeah. It really has been genders. There's no evidence at all that like you said that. There's been nothing to back it up and you know Bob Parker subdued lottery search Alexandria was written some stories about that as well. Yeah and it's a shame. But the Las Vegas I think great spot in the playoffs. It's GonNa. Be Warm this weekend. 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EP 2109:  Christopher Bell Wins Daytona Road Course

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EP 2109: Christopher Bell Wins Daytona Road Course

"The field daytona chases christopher bell to the checkered flag in the road course win. I'm doug rice. I'll be joined by jackson brad. Gillian and herbie saverin. This week's edition of fast. It's fast talk on. The performance racing network presented by toyota for the latest toyota racing information. Visit toyota racing dot com and by coca cola. Together tastes better now. Here's the host of fast talk. Doug rice. It's a bit of a groundhog. Day edition of fast talks. Were here talking about racing at daytona and talking about a first time winner in nascar's premier series greetings. Everyone i'm doug rise to by alexis erickson brad. Gillian loubet later. Hermes sadler chimes in on fast. Talk and of course. It's got to be surprised. Christopher bell and just second start in twenty twenty one comes on and wins pretty convincing fashion on the road course at daytona. So we're two for two for first time winners to kick off this season we'll talk about the ramifications of that later on first of all alexis. I'd like to get your take on your level of surprise that we saw young. Christopher bell grabbed the checkered and not chase elliott or one of the veterans. You know it's kind of funny. I was very surprised but in the same sense. Not that surprised. And here's why. I was very surprised because I pick chase elliott to win in you know as evidenced by the fact that for three quarters of the race. He was the best car in the field. I really thought that he was gonna pull it off again but then. Christopher bell obviously had a great run came back. Pass joey logano finish the race. I first time. He's ever one in the cup series but christopher bell has been my mom text me she said oh and another no name one and i said he is not a no name by any stretch immagination and she said oh but it's the first time he's one in cup. Yes absolutely but christopher bell we have known for a very long time as an extremely talented race car driver Obviously the first year. That he's with joe gibbs racing and he is starting off with a bang and i expect a lot more wins out of him so yes. I was a little surprised. He won this particular race. Because i thought for sure it was going to be chase elliott hands down but i was not surprised he came out strong and got his first win in the number twenty. Joe gibbs toyota. Brad gil your take on c. Bell winning on the daytona road. Course for me i was. I was completely surprised. Not that he's a winner in two thousand twenty one or not that he could be but the ease with which he did it. And i'm not saying it was easy either but the fact that his car was so strong. This isn't a win that he backed into. This is a win that he absolutely earned and took. And if you look at the way he made that last pass coming to the white flag into the front stretch chicane one of the more treacherous parts of the racetrack. Where you probably shouldn't make passes was evidenced by what we saw in the busch clash the way he did that against joey lagana and just put his car in there and went out there and took the wind was incredible and yeah it surprised me as to how good if you looked at all of the cars on the race track. Yesterday there were probably four. That really stood out. Chase elliott marsha ex. Junior joey logano and christopher rebel. Probably give a nod to kurt. Busch on that also. Considering the fact that he drove all the way through the grass in the international horseshoe area and still managed to top five finish but his car was just simply strong and that relationship that he's already building with his new crew. Chief adam stevens i mean. This could be a big year for that number twenty team. There are a lot of points. I'd like to make about this. I don't think we've got time to digest everything about the daytona road course but alexis one of the things jumped off the page to me was the fact that drivers could have trouble. Michael mcdowell has trouble before they get out of the first turn is cars tore up rallies back for a top ten finish it. That seemed to be the pattern all day long. I kind of like that even though if you were in trouble even if your car was dinged up you weren't necessarily Uncompetitive for the rest of the day. Yeah i completely agree. I think one of the things that is a you know the laura of of road course racing is the fact that drivers can and will make mistakes throughout the race. I mean you saw chase elliott who. We've already talked about has one. You know so many road courses in a row and he made several mistakes yesterday. Which is what eventually put him in at twenty. I finishing position so yeah i mean throughout the day you saw i mean how many times it brad keselowski spin yesterday a lot. Every time i looked up his car to car was spinning and kurt busch and there was just so much going on throughout the race. that yeah it was kind of exciting to see okay well. It looks like they're all running. You know single file or or whatnot but who knows what's going to happen. Who knows who's going to spin off course and when that's going to happen and possibly bring out a caution and we haven't even talked about the fact that that short little tiny rain shower is really what changed the complexion of the race because when they threw that caution flag for the rain. That's kind of when when things started to go differently for chase elliott right. I felt like it was kind of a whole-home affair which shelly just wearing out the field up until we had the caution for the little bit of rain. Yeah you need cautions on road courses. I mean. I think you need cautions on any type of racetrack. But i i can't agree more with alexa said about It was a well time cautioned for that because the tough thing about road racing is when you combine it with stage racing now all of a sudden different fuel strategy start coming into play and has the ability to spread out the field but when you don't have cautions and you've got a driver a car as strong as what chase elliott had. It's real easy to watch him kind of walk away from the field. But one thing we learned and have learned now that we've got three races under our belt on the daytona road course is tires or a big factor and if you have cautions now you start to also mix up the tire strategy. And that made for a great ending to the race and i thought that was pretty compelling but the restarts are just amazing to watch. I mean just in a tie. Gibbs you know and i know we haven't talked about him yet but there was one restart on saturday where he literally past about fifteen cars going through turn one. It was insane to watch. It was a lot of fun. Alexis this year where racing at daytona on the road course. Because he's taking the place of auto club speedway last year. Same type of deal. We'd needed another race track. So we said let's race. The road course at daytona. Because of the pandemic is it time he rhetorically asked for us to go ahead and consider just making the road course a regular cup points paying. Stop every year daytona. You know that's a really good question. I found the race to be enjoyable yesterday. We have as was already noted a lot of road courses that have been added to the schedule for twenty twenty one. I think there could be a place for the daytona road. Course know it's hard because you have to take from one to give to another right so that means okay. Well who do you take away from to make that irregular stop. Do you take the july race away. Oh i don't know where i should say. The second daytona race away from the superspeedway with that because that that rice always brings lots of fireworks fund to so. I think it really depends on on if you're willing to take one of the other races on the schedule leg because that's the only way that we're going to get that that one added permanently brad. Knee jerk reaction is. Yes but the sensible reaction for me says i kinda wanna see them rebuild california speedway into a short track and i want to watch that racing. We're gonna get the daytona road course with the bush clash assuming and i know you asked about a points paying race. I would be in favor of there being a daytona road. Course points paying race. But i don't think. I wanted to come at the expense of shutting down california speedway out much rather than bill that into the short track that they talked about but who knows. They still haven't dug up any dirt. I i know. I'm the old guy in the group here So i'm going to predate myself with the. Oh mama and papa song california dreaming. Because i think that's kind of what they're doing up there at auto club speedway i think. Check into hotel california and then they're coming out and go landau. Let's build a short track. I don't know that we've seen any concrete or steel put down yet. And i really like. I thought this past two weeks the best races at daytona were the road absolutely. I agree and with california speedway then being shut down for a year but not moving any dirt and saying all still race on the two mile track will more time does make you wonder. Yeah there's there's parts unity miss. There are a lot of question marks about that and we'll see how all of this plays out as time goes on by the way fast is brought to you by blue emu. Maximum pain relief. The official pain relief cream of nascar works fast. 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The free the are an app or at go. Prn dot com prn's attrac- gentlest passion for grassroots racing. Doc you're on pr and the performance racing network time. I go to the coca-cola call in line. No trip to the store is complete without the unbelievably delicious zero calorie taste of coke zero sugar and we welcome in one of our regular celebrity host and hermes sadler army. Good to have you back on the show. we'll get your overall take on road course. Racing at daytona international speedway. The three of us been chatting. We liked what we saw this weekend. What what does it look like from hermes point of view. Yeah i enjoyed it to the am. One of the few. I guess is trying really hard to embrace This new nascar adapting to the to whatever is necessary to get racing and and get enough races in appreciate you having been there and some degree with the drivers teams and everybody or having to go to to adjust to this new normal. But i was very entertained about what i saw. It was different. It was exciting and first time winner again as you guys were talking about. So that's always to see and guys toss this out and we'll just. We'll start with brad. I kind of flipped at least said okay. Chase elliott can win seven road course races now. The best he can do is six as we are here now. He had the best car for a good bit of the race. He led forty four laps. Have we seen a real challenger yet for chase elliott or words that circumstances yesterday. We'll circumstances number one. Put him in that position remember. They had a problem on a pit. Stop that they had a very slow pitstop that back in the field and then chase elliott was trying to squeeze his car into a situation where it just simply wasn't going to fit with sent him off of the racetrack so that being said i do think chase elliott was still the fastest car but i also think as we were talking about earlier. There are some pretty stout challengers out there for him as well. Alexis is going to be the only time we hear from christopher bell or is he going to be a regular feature at the front of the pack. I don't i certainly don't think it's going to be the only time we hear from christopher i yesterday obviously was You know his first time winning in the cup series. But i see him getting many many more throughout his career with joe gibbs racing. I mean look. He's a very talented racecar driver. We know that from his time in in Trucks and expanded erasing And i just see you know the sky's the limit for him especially the team that he's with You know obviously toyota had a fantastic weekend this past weekend. We didn't even talk about You know what they were able to accomplish over the weekend with two hundred wins in the truck series with ben rhodes and then tie gibbs winning. You know his first ever race and expanding series and then You know obviously. Christopher getting the win on sunday so i i think the sky's the limit for him for so we're doing it. Toyota performance. Poor right now they get all as actually all eight. Plus is because that's all it was toyota's winning at daytona on the road. Course this past weekend hermit say you. Is this the one shining moment for christopher bell this year and in five weeks. We're going to be going. Who drives the twenty car or is this. Just the start of us. Getting used to christopher bell being from the pack doesn't listen to you guys talking about christopher bell in chase elliott where all the road course ringers. That we used to talk about ten fifteen years ago. All these regulars have really stepped up their game. Jay winding guess you could call him somewhat of anger all the you know. He's he's been in the nascar family community for the most or in recent years. But i think this is just the beginning for christopher bail. If i had to pick a place that i thought he would probably win his first race. I would have picked up amount have racetrack like kansas That that type tracks for him to get a win at a road course with his relative lack of experience in road racing especially in the cup series. I think that bodes very will for he and his team not to mention the fact that he set himself up pretty good shape down the line as far as the play offs and those kind of things so he can really really get more aggressive now at times when he's got a chance to win and i look for big. Thanks from that team for the rest of the view year. All right coming up in our next segment will focus on good times and bad times from daytona. But herman let's talk a little bit about denny hamlin's new team comb with michael jordan bubble wallace driving. Not the kind of start to the season that they wanted to have they go to daytona. They were competitive for two thirds of the race on the big track and then ran into problems got sucked into the rack and yesterday a really dismal performance on the road course for bubbas this just part of the growing pains of having a new team. Where you hope. So if you're a fan of bubble wallace and this team to succeed but this team is under a tremendous microscope. Doug as you know bubba wallace. He's got to be under more pressure than anybody else in the series. When you talk about you know the team in the evolvement with michael jordan and denny hamlin and all that in the thing for me. It's going to be even though they've got give equipment and you can call it somewhat of you know another gift team if you want to external had those ties to prove it and i think bub lalas the ability to to get it done. But he's under a tremendous amount of pressure to to win now. He probably feels like more pressure on him to win now than maybe even sponsors or owners whoever may be put into the same. You wonder about bubble wallace in that team is. How do they manage those expectations and the pressure and the eyeballs while also trying to jail as a team as a unit to get to victory lane. They've got a lot a lot going on and that'll be an interesting dynamic. Watch especially the first day for the season. I will say this. When i talked with friends of mine. That don't work in the racing industry. It's the first question. I get asked house bubba wallis going to do. What's this michael jordan team. all about. Tell me something and admittedly. It's been a tough time getting out of the gate but alexis one of the things. That's very apparent and i know he's much better equipment than he's ever been in before bubbas got to find a way to step performance level on the road courses. He is never had a finnish above twentieth. When you're required to go left and right there are seven races this year on road courses. Yeah i mean when you think about the schedule. This season and his lack of performance on the road courses. That's definitely an area where they need to step it up the season but you know listening to her me. he's right. This is a maybe even an unprecedented amount of pressure. Maybe dell junior is the only other person who's ever had this kind of pressure on them You know starting out a season. And i think it's a bit unfair for us to be Kind of looking at him in this way with only two races under his belt. I think we need a bit more of a data set before we can start talking about whether or not. They're going to be able to be successful as a team. I think you know maybe season we can start to To digest that a little bit and see where they are and what they've been able to accomplish but as a brand new team yes. They have toyota backing yes. They have joe. Gibbs racing backing I just think we need to give them a little bit more runway. What i what. I would like to do everybody. We say this a lot in the business tap. The breaks a little bit temperate spectators. It isn't new team. They're not going to come out at start winning races. Despite all the happy talk from denny hamlin michael jordan. It's just asking too much when they start business tracks for a second time. We get a little bit more time. I think we can see them. Edge up brand. I think it would hate to do this. But i'm going to anyway. This situation. sort of echoes. What we saw danika patrick. There is no way danika could lived up to the hype no outside of winning every race and i kind of feel that way and i feel for bubble wallison denny in them that there's there's not any way they can live up to the expectation. Some people have for them right now. You know i look at it this way back when jeff gordon ray ever ham were starting back when people were talking to rick hendrick going. Why are you hiring this young kid you know. Look at what he's done is not been a whole lot. You know ray ever ham had this chart maybe hermit or you duck and remember what it said but it was basically the steps to being champion and and and among those steps were just you know do good be competitive compete for the winds win races. You know there's steps that you have to take and i think if bubba can come out and be competitive and we should not expect that in two races just like we're not expecting michael mcdowell to be the championship favourite after winning the daytona five hundred and having a top ten at the road course. We shouldn't expect a bubba. Season is going to be a twenty fifth place season after having too bad starts to the year on really to unique circuits. So we're gonna go to homestead miami speedway this weekend in las vegas next weekend than phoenix. Now we're going to start to see a variety of tracks with which we're used to seeing more on the nascar schedule. And i think that's when maybe people can start to sort of gain their pace and we'll get an idea of where they are but let's let them at least try be competitive before we start expecting them to get into victory lane. Thanks a lot brad for raining. All over my michael mcdowell championship parade. That i had plan but anyway yes sir the point i was making. We're gonna find a lot about bubba. Wallace not only as a competitor to the pressure. We're all sports fans on this show. Thank of it this way every race. That bubble enters this year is going to be like him. Step into the free throw line with two free throws to shoot your day by one in this one tenth of a second left on the clock. He's going to have to win these races being under all that pressure. If he does accomplish that it'll it'll be. It'll be quite an accomplishment with a with a situation that in that team marine given all the. That's a really good point. There from hermes sadler up my realistic expectation. I've said this all along. It might have just gotten tougher with two first time winners. Make the playoffs be in that top sixteen teams after twenty six races. And if we're still talking about you then then that's a. That's a huge step. You don't have to win a race. Get to the playoffs and i think everybody lives happily ever after. We'll take time out and when we come back we'll break open for the first time in a while some good times and bad times we want to help extend the life of your vehicle adds seen max micro louver into the fuel oil where it uses the fluids to reach internal parts as it soaks into battle zemach disperses harmful carbon buildup to help improve performance reduce emissions extend engine life and increase fuel. 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We'll to me a lot but one that really stood out watching the end of both the races in the cellar celebrations. Afterwards was joe gibbs Joe gibbs racing to win both of those races this weekend the first one is you know with your with your grandson tie in. Come back and get a first time win with christopher bail coach gibbs. I think i'm right in saying this. I believe yesterday was assigned. Jd gives us birthday as well so sometimes regardless of who you boo for to see a guy have success on a special day personally and professionally is a good time so good time. Congratulations to coach. Given everybody at joe gibbs racing bram attended handed off to you. You've got a good time for us. I'm gonna kinda pull off a hermit. I can't help but think about saturday and tie. Gibbs tie gives that was not just his first xfinity series when the green flag dropped. Those were his first laps in an xfinity series car period. He had never even driven one of those cars in his entire life and it wasn't like he backed into a win. It wasn't like something crazy. Happened he legitimately went out there and won that race and to watch him in victory lane to get out of the car and you can see the joy and all of a sudden he literally just you know falls to z's in you know you know he's saying the man above but he's also emotional in that moment that was so amazing to watch and what a great story i mean. I think that that might be the big storyline coming out of daytona. Then christopher bell getting his first cup win all right alexis the good time. Ball's in your court now. Yeah i mean obviously Her me and brad. Talking about joe gibbs and talking about tiger gives and we already mentioned. Toyota's fantastic weekend with ben. Rhodes winning two hundred win in the truck series. But i'm gonna go for ryan priests because we've talked about ryan a little bit In the beginning of the season how. That team lost charter. how they're only funded For a portion of the season they've had to really great racist back to back in the daytona five hundred finished sixth in yesterday on the road. Course they finished ninth and that's going to go a long way for that team and in Solidifying where they are this season and hopefully getting You know the full slate of races on their docket for the year. So i think ryan priests had a really good two weekends in daytona. By the way the to victory lanes on fox where i think jamie little did. Both of the interviews were remarkably different. The one saturday with gibbs tie gibbs out there crying and all emotional and my wife is crying. She at that little boy. He's so you know it warms your heart and christopher bell the only thing you did not do right at daytona was emote in victory lane. You just one your first cup race and you did everything but say well. Yeah this is cool. But it's not as big as the chili bowl. i just felt like there was a detachment of emotion. Now maybe i'm reading too much into. But i want my first time winners. I want him crying. I want i want them tie gibson. I don't want them to be restrained and worried about reciting litany of sponsors. You know make up for the next time you win one of those all right. Let's go now back to bad times in her me well. I wouldn't necessarily us a bad time. But doug i'll take this opportunity to to give my opinion the feigns for the last fifteen years that i've been around this nascar circus up and down the road going to the racetrax all. I've heard a one of the big things i've heard is. We need changes. We need to schedule to be change. We need to run different race tracks. We need change this change that now some of which not because of our own making because of necessity nascar has made. We ran a road course. The second week of the season we ran the road. Course for the bush clash. We've got dirt on bristol for crying out loud and fans that i'm hearing from steel complaining. Why are we running a road course for the class. Why do have dirt on bristol. While we doing seven road courses. I asked the fans that's make this bad time. A good time and watch enjoy racing and watch these teams and drivers adapt to these circumstances. Maybe learn more about where the sport needs to head with different things. People really sacrificed a lot to put racing there with no little to no fans in the stands and all the things we're fighting so i asked the fans to to take a deep breath and enjoy what we're seeing a a great take their from. Hermes sadler tom johnson. One time rider now works for the nascar hall of fame one time quoted. Something and i will never forget it. He said there are only two things that raise fans have strong opinions about At that there are two things that race fans dislike the way things are and change so take it or leave it sometimes. That's unfortunately our families. We love him to death. But that is a very true statement. Brad galli bad times bad times. This is for the drivers who have not taken the opportunity throughout their career to hone their road racing skills. Guess what two thousand and twenty one is catching up with the. We talked about bubble wallace earlier. Not really known as a great road racing driver eric. Amaral not really known as a great road racing driver. I'll take austin dillon. But i'm going to give austin dental a lot of credit. Because he spent a lot of time in the off season trying to hone those road racing skills. It seems like he's focused on that ricky stenhouse junior. I mean there's a big list of drivers that are just not that great at road racing and they need to be because this year. I don't think you're going to be able to fall back on points unless you're top twelve or top ten and even then there might not even be that many spaces available for you to make the playoffs. You better find a way to be good at turning left and right up to you alexis. So i by bad time could be a good time for some people. It's a bad time for me You know. I want to applaud fox first of all. Let me say this for all of the things that they do. All of the cool initiatives that they bring into sport. But the one thing that i've noticed in the first two races are these caricatures comic book drawings of the drivers that they've put in in place of your traditional headshot and can i just say most of them are not flattering. I don't know if you guys have noticed this the next time you watch a fox broadcast. Look at these comic book. Drawings up i ryan. Blaney comes to mind just jack ryan blaney. He's comic book drawing that. Unfortunately to me is a bad time. I saw them for always trying new things and and trying to welcome new aspects to their broadcast and they do a fantastic job. But that's one thing that i'm thinking. Maybe we could go back to the traditional the characters yesterday and their drawings. I guess of the drivers in their fire suit. But they put six packs on our define. It looks like something out of the movie. The three hundred so yeah artists for self portrait could help us out brat. Look my feeling is and i agree with alexa. I actually haven't seen it yet. Thankfully because these driver should look like heroes. They should look larger than life. They look like cartoons. Make them look cool. Well they look like heroes but it's kinda like spiderman and that's not a good take by the way odd good times bad times. Both both i spent three or four hours of my life watching the crew. On netflix's kevin james stars as the crew chief for a race team. It's it's a funny sitcom. I laughed at some of the things it could be anywhere. It's ties to racing. I feel like a really loose. But tony gibson's been the adviser so they don't make really agree gis mistakes in it. I didn't want to like it. I'm not sure why. I winning like this is just going to be awful now that i've watched it a few times. It's okay. I think it was their fourth rated highest. Show if you can believe how they do things on netflix. So give it a chance. See what you think of it right now for me. It's a bit of a push. But i like it better than i thought it would. We'll take a timeout. When we come back we've got a couple of other things to break down by the way our show is brought to you by mako. Head to make dot com today to schedule. Your free estimate better get. Mako was twenty twenty full of dings dents and scratches using your tax refund. Mako can help. Refresh your ride with your refunded. Mako to undo a little bit of last year head to make a dot com to get a free online estimate. Today oh better. Get mako by downloading the free. Pr in mobile app. You can listen to all of our live race broadcast anywhere. You'll also have easy access to all of our award. 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When i hold this up for our facebook audience i feel like a scene in talladega nights which by the way when we got rained out for the daytona. Five hundred all the fans that were at my house which we were so successful at. Herman has a special coca cola bottle there. What is the logo sale net harmony nineteen ninety four. Ncaa final four. I have no idea where it came from. Okay cokie nice. So who won it in nineteen thousand nine hundred. And i'm curious i mean is this. Is this a carolina thing was it. Was it duke. Does it really matter. It was lots of things. I want to chat about. But one of the things brad. I think you know when you hear something good. My first reaction is to plagiarize it and steal. That thought and make it my own been doing that. Most of my life worked out. Okay so brad. Galli use this phrase a couple of times. Last week the cutline moved when michael mcdowell one day tana. Now we've got another guy that i think by. All accounts is a bit of a surprise winner at christopher. Bail winning at kelly. What do you think that does to the cut line when it gets time to cut the final sixteen. Four the playoff. That was my first thought. Actually but after watching what christopher bell did with his new crew chief adam stevens and his new team of joe gibbs racing. I feel that when the regular season is over. Christopher bell is hands down above the cut line. I don't think he moved it. I think he's above the cutline. Of course that's gonna put some people out of the cut line. So alexis i guess that means michael mcdowell. He still has to finish in the top thirty to advance even with the win. We gotta remember that. I think they can but they had two great weekends back to back obviously winning the daytona five hundred and finishing in the top ten You know yesterday the road course. So i'm not saying that they're going to have great runs like that all season. But i certainly think You know that they're going to be finishing in the top thirty so armee does this mean nobody gets to coast to the title game. You've gotta be you've you've gotta have that mentality you can't do into. It was a great discussion. You you know you guys talking earlier about attitude at the road courses. You've got six more of them. It used to be back in the day when i was racing. Fulltime busch grand national series. We just took an older car to the road courses. They were probably going. Tore up just to get through those races to move onto the next. You can't do that anymore. The equipment the team the driver. It's gotta be specialized. You gotta be ready. You've got to be competitive. All those things to get there not to mention the fact that i stated earlier we're gonna have dirt race at bristol in you. Know people like kyle. Larson come to mind and maybe a few others. That may be sneaky in there so with the uncertainties or the the newness of what we're going going through this year. I certainly would not feel comfortable thinking that. I could point my way in with all the all the new stuff we're going to be looking at in twenty twenty one. I did not preface this question for anybody. So i'll start with alexis and put her on the spot. I we've had two first time. Winners michael mcdowell wins the daytona five hundred. The road course victory. of course Picked off by a guy that we didn't really think nc bell. I didn't think was going to win this year. I thought he would perform at a pretty good level. Is there anybody else left on this. First time i could break the seal winners list for us chase briscoe you know. He had a fantastic season in the in the next series. He's now cup series regular. i think Obviously driving for stewart haas racing. He somebody who could Definitely get his first win this season. So yes i you know. I think that there certainly are. Some players still left in the field. That could get that first time win and as you said move that cutline yet again. we're at. I agree with her on chase risco but my first thought tyler rettig homestead miami speedway where he loves to run the top wicket go three in a row. That's eyler rettig. I wanna see him get to a race without using a car. I like tyler lot like likes young man. No his dad. Salmon would love to see some success for that team. So we'll see what else anybody here. Harming white some sage wisdom on those those who are in the top of the list as far as having all the tools necessary but i will throw a wish list addition to the to the group. That would be staying tough tough tough go of it this weekend. But i think he's got a lot of talent you know the car is if i think he's got to get a little bit better a little bit more speed out of the car but what a great story that would be all right. We just committed the sin of omission here by the way. No one no one in bob up and or matt di benedetto. That's true that. Means that matt di benedetto has left are conscious mind and is drifting out there on the astral plane hoping to win race or they're just other people in front of him. That's all left our conduct. He was read vegas twice last year and we go there in not this weekend but the next weekend look with me we would have had this conversation before the daytona five hundred and said well which first time winners going to win. I i guarantee you. None of us would have picked michael mcdowell. So you know it can happen was fun. And it was happy about the dirt. Bristolian thinking rather aloe. He's out there with a shovel right now. Thrown that stipe. Off very very thanks. A lot for doing i always appreciate being a part of it and look forward to the next time you have a good night. 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You'll also have easy access to all of our award. Winning studio shows get all the latest racing information at your fingertips with a pr mobile app. I'm kevin harvick and you're listening to fast talk. On the performance racing network llegado put the big block on true accident through x nearly spiderman. Him in turn one going into turn chris. Butcher in the middle. Austin dillon has spun. He bypasses the front stretch. Chicane caution come down hamlin slides right up in front a moment. Almost post comes back to benedetto four one into turn four. Wow can anybody hang on. And they do on the front straight more tricks junior gets into the wall and in a host of course plow into hamlin washes up the racetrack lousy now past the lead once again on hundred checks snacks at heart spoke freely for behind the chase elliott proves once again that he's nascar teeing of the road as he goes back to back in the bank of america. Roll four hundred with a nascar cup series races at atlanta bristol. Charlotte new hampshire so noma. Las vegas and texas you hear it here on. Pr in the performance racing network Thank everybody that listens tunes in our watches this show on our social media platforms were available through a couple of different facebook outlets the performance racing network which one of our family of great speedway's carries us election resto. Russell has us on their feet. So thank you bristol In a few other tracks here and there are able to Simulcast as well so we thank you for tuning in. Thanks a lot. How ever you consume the show in a lot of people come to be and say i listened to your podcast. I'm going we don't do one. Well we do in the sense that this lives on our webpage and you could go on there and access that about anytime so a lot of different ways to take in fast. Talk and a big part fast hawks a little thing. We like to call green flag black flag. It's time for another edition of green flag. Black flag our treated to the dulcet tones. I'm not really sure. What dulcet knee. What does that mean good. I hope of kent bernhardt nasal. We have today's questions. Green flag black flag delivered to me at three. Am this morning in the parking lot of the mellow marsupial bagai named guido in an unmarked van. Here we go question one. We'll start with alexis. Eric's in christopher bell will win more races than kyle busch this year. Oh wow that's a good one. I'm gonna go black black. I think he wins more racist than just the one he won yesterday. But i'm not sure that he out winds kyle busch. Though i'm gonna go back right brad. Gilly i'll take green flag. How about that. I think we're gonna find out the magic. That adam stevens is crew chief truly has and he is going to give christopher bell all the tools. He needs to win multiple races this year. All right doug rice. I am going to go black flag on the grumpy. Old man tells me kids. Get on yard. I think christopher bell got all of his magic fairy. Dust daytona tap. That's old mark that he is a strict question to really start with know. More than two drivers will make the playoffs on points. Green flag green flag. I think we're going to have a larger variety of winners this year The cut line is going to move as we've talked about and that's not gonna leave a lot of space if any for anybody to make it in on points. Greis green flag all of the really high quality drivers. That have not one. I know we have a small sample size of only two races. But kevin harvick's out there and denny hamlin and kyle busch and the list goes on and on and i think when it's all said and done to is the max that point their way into the champion. Jean okay alexis. Don't want to agree with these. Two but i have to. I'm going. I'm going green I think for all the reasons that they stated obviously and we talked about in the prior segment. How many First time winners are out there. That still have the potential to win this season. so yeah all right three their agree. We'll get our third straight first-time winner this weekend in homestead doug rice. I would like to see that. We just talked about that in a couple of segments. Brad galli thinks that there's somebody that could do it so i will let him say he's going to green flag that i'm going to black one. One of the gray beards were predicting the answer and somebody else's response that's good alexis. I'm gonna say black flag to think three times would be awesome But i think it's probably going to be somebody that we've seen in victory lane before Say yeah i'm gonna say blackbox brad what do you think so and teaching me about the way i wager at the south point in vegas brennan gone once told me. There's a difference between the odds of something happening. And the probability of something happening and tyler radic the example i used. He's got one in forty shot of winning this weekend at homestead miami. Those are the odds but the probability of three first time winners in a row is fairly low so i will black flag black. Wow double black black all right question for this time around kyle. Busch won't make the playoffs. Alexis oh black flag. Yeah i think he makes. It made it several years now. Whether or not he gets out of you know the first round second round or makes it all the way to the final four is another question but yes i think he will definitely make the playoffs. Okay brad guilty. I gotta say black. But i'm trying to find some reason. But i really can't. It's kyle busch. How about a black flag. He makes the playoffs but he doesn't make it any further than he did. Last you you say he will make the plane. We'll make the playoffs. But he's not going to advance past the final. Okay gotcha final question. Today it is fitting that jeff. Gordon and clint boy did a takeoff on days of thunder. Because gordon looks a lot like tom cruise. How about it brad. Gilly green flag. That it's fitting that they did that. But come on gordon too. You know he and brad paisley or the twins. I don't know about he and tom cruise so black flag on the looks alright. I've always thought. Tom cruise had rugged good looks. I have never considered. Jeff gordon rugged. I'll just saw black Black flag on that. Maybe you know that. They're closer in age now. But certainly not tom cruise when tom cruise was in days of thunder. No way beth another award. Losing additional better better. Tom cruise the top gun. Tom cruise or the days of thunder tom cruise. Oh man Topgun for me. Maybe the mission impossible toddlers kidding me. Tap gun starts alexis all right. That's it for green flag. Black flag was twenty. Twenty full of dame's danson scratches your tax refund. Mako can help. Refresh your ride with your refund at mako to undo a little bit of last year head to make dot com to get a free online estimate today. Oh better get mako by downloading the free. 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I'd never played one single show in america for all the youngsters out there. The bob hope show bob. Hope show was very classy. Uso show that had been going on since world war two. That was bob. Hope's last tour down rain in my first. Now let's head on over to charlotte. And john paul and brad keselowski yup. That's me bradberry de keselowski k. e. s. e. l. o. w. s. gang case. Any confusion you do like you're probably what kind of like when you liked I liked dutch with ice cream vanilla preferably that will definitely not be your friend in the race card and john but a lot of time on network television to add programming and sorta tread water because of inclement weather down at daytona especially around the five hundred one of the things that they showed on fox which got a lot of attention was a special on the making of the movie days of thunder and regularly. I think all of us on this panel had a chance to watch that one. It was well done at two. I've i felt like i learned a lot about that movie. Yeah the golden hour is what it's called and what what amaze me is like there are people who are around one days of thunder who's being filmed who were like. I had no idea about that. I didn't know that. I mean you talk about a behind the scenes and it's more of a behind the scenes of literally the way the movie was made and what went into some of that as it relates to nascar as opposed to the way the movie was made and the actors and the hollywood side of things and i thought that was pretty cool. Yeah i thought it was really cool. You know a lot of the things i guess. I just didn't think of watching the movie or even being part of the industry. But you know like that they had camera cars entered actual races You know that that were competition for all the other drivers but for them you know. They just went in ran a hundred labs or so came back in and changed. Our camera went back out and it was literally all all that they were there in the race to do was to get camera shots from their car. I mean you know if you get the opportunity on Fox sports or f s one to go and watch the golden hour. I highly recommend it. I remember when the movie was being made I went into the infield one day here at charlotte motor speedway when they were shooting a scene. Mainly because i wanted to see robert divall of great act. Yeah and. I didn't get to meet him. I didn't want to bug him. But i got to see him and watching a movie being made is excruciatingly boring. If you ever get a chance you might wanna pass and kip. Bernhardt can chime in on this. Because i know he's been involved in a couple. He was at had part in talladega nights but can't watching movies. Being made is is not entertaining. It really is very repetitive. When i did the part for talladega nights i was there for the filming of one of the scenes and oddly enough it was one of the few things that got cut out of the movie because it just didn't work but it it it was one of those they did it like seven or eight times over and over and over again and you know each time will ferrell. And who's the actress jane Played his mother and lynch had to be fresh every time. It's hard and so if you get a chance. It's not exciting. The cool thing was i dig. It goes to in the commissary. Their food is beyond blue is serviced by legend. Putting that was they had everything they had. They had like nine different desserts. I i just went bonkers. Just this is the best you know. I'd be three hundred fifty pounds for worked in the movie industry so that was cool and i did get to attend that movie. Premiere show in the special that showed here in charlotte. When they broke out the movie. I can tell the story. Now i think guy that runs texts motor speedway. Eddie gossage eddie had worked as the miller. Pr rep with rusty wallace for years before he took over the pr job here. Charlotte motor speedway. And i remember eddie. Grabbing rusty wallace coming out of the theater because i walked out of the theater with eddie and he goes. These reporters are going to ask you a lot of questions. You tell them you like the movie. Turns around and of course turns on the charm. Sold the movie. The rest is history but if you get a chance to catch that it's being shown a lot. I'm sure you can get it on demand. It's the golden hour. It's a really good story about the making of a movie whether you like it or not. It's a nice insight. This week we are staying in the sunshine. Alexis bill like we've been in florida forever but this time a little further south in miami homestead. What do you think we're going to see. I'm hoping that we see sunshine as we saw in the five hundred rain can sometimes played florida. Hope that's not the case this weekend. if i can i make my pick is that near to okay. I'm going to maybe go with a cliche pick that everybody seems to when they think about home said they think about this guy and it's never really paid off but i'm sticking with it. I'm going with collars. Ooh that's a great pick. Actually i am actually going to go with. Gosh a guy. That's been on the list every single week but he finally gets denny hamlin going to victory lane. Homestead defending race winner by the way. Both of those are great picks. I like the larsen pick because he has had a really good history of running. Well down there and That's another guy that's got a lot. I think a lot of heat on him having to set out last year. Coming back for a mega team he needs to perform. Like the dinnie hamlin pick. I'm going to go with the guy though. But i'm not picking one of those folks i'm gonna go with a guy that could a what is it coulda woulda shoulda yeah. Won both races to this point. Giuliana greg i think that that group has got a lot going on and they're going to be right in the mix of things so i'm really glad that we got this past week down at daytona without whether being big factor that makes so much easier. Oh my gosh yes and you know what that is kind of a cyber relief when you're talking about road course racing because you know those wet weather tyres are in the pits and we can use them. If we need to we went from no rain for the daytona five hundred to maybe a little rain for the daytona road course and it worked out really well and i've got to applaud nascar for deciding to go and use the option that they had before them of running on the daytona road. Course they did a little bit of tweaking. From the time they ran. The bush clash to win. They ran the feature events and it paid off really well. I felt like the truck race affinity race in the cup race. Were all highly entertaining. Nice job nascar. Thanks a lot. 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"Hello everybody shift one PODCAST ABOUT SPEEDY RACE CARS. I Andrew Scanlon. Joining me is Danny wire. How are you? I'm good I've just poured all of the e mails. We got over the past week into a trashcan because they were all about which drivers are going where and with today's news. That's all out the window. Thanks everyone for your emails. There in the trash appreciate the effort though also joining us. Rob's ACNE HOW'RE YOU RUB NOBEL? Been while since we had a good emergency pod yes thankfully this fell exactly on. We were recording our news. Podcast if you are new to Formula One we have an episode designed just for you. That explains the entire sport from top to bottom albeit under the assumption that we would have a full season this year. But still if you'd like some context episode ninety six and if the podcast we are obviously deviating from we normally do what we normally do in these episodes. Which is we do a pre race. Build up and then a post-race debrief but we do. WanNA keep everybody up to speed on the news that there is so this week we're going to focus on nat listener emails and we'll probably keep doing every other week for that for news and emails and we don't have anything lined up for next week but I feel like if there's a something big will get on and talk about it or if we can line up more interviews. Maybe we do that. I really enjoyed our listeners. Did to our chamber interview. That was really cool. Yeah it's GonNa be fun to kind of. Keep the biweekly news thing. Like even this week without the news that just broke. It probably would have been pretty slim so the idea of doing the news one every week again which is kind of cast sucked in. Yeah I like how dense this podcast is. It always feels worthwhile. I feel like we never do anything. That isn't worthwhile so Yeah we have the slot open for emergency podcast. 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I've yet to watch us from your faces. I buckle up. Oh God you terrified. Point harness cured Danny but when it comes to I'll be next week and then when it comes to the video stuff of course all. This is already access for anyone who's on that Tehran Patriot. But it's all free on youtube regardless. We did our first race day in circuits the birth looney Catalonia which rainy Barcelona. Yeah sorry. That was my fault myself. Rob Andrew drove around Catalonia in the Formula One video game and we did a five lap race together instead of doing the track walk because they feel a little bit like. What's the point of doing track walks for all these races that were not actually having raison so we may get back there but for the moment aborigines race or next one IS GOING TO BE MONACO? Sadat will these are going up on the Sunday. 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My relationship with Scuderi Ferrari will finish at the end of twenty twenty in order to get the best possible results in the sport. It's vital for all parties to work in perfect harmony. The team and I realized that there is no longer a common desire to stay together. Beyond the end of the season. Financial matters have played no part in this joint decision. That's not the way I think when it comes to making certain choices and it never will be what's been happening in these past. Few months has led to many of us to reflect on what our real priorities in life one needs to use one's imagination and to adopt a new approach to a situation that changed. I myself will be sorry. I myself will take the time I need to reflect on what really matters when it comes to my future. Scuderio Ferrari occupies a special place in Formula. One and I hope it gets all the success deserves. Finally I want to thank the whole family and above all it's to foresee all around the world for the support they have given me over the years. Immediate goal was to finish my long stint with Ferrari in the hopes of sharing some more beautiful moments together. Sorry my immediate goal is to finish my lung center Ferrari in hopes sharing some more beautiful moments together to to all of those. We have enjoyed so far. So there's a bombshell and then we have a quote from Matab team Principal Ferrari. This is a decision taken jointly by ourselves and Sebastian. One which both parties feel is for the best. It was not an easy decision to reach given Sebastian's worth as a driver and as a person there is no specific reason that led to the decision apart from the common and amicable belief that the time has come to go our separate ways in order to reach our respective of Jek gives so before we talk about the length and of the soon to follow. Gentlemen what are your thoughts this. This totally came out of left field for me. I mean yeah I think we every time Sebastian. Fennel made a mistake in the past three years. We were all on. How much longer does he have this right but then now it's like oh he's out. Ferrari it comes as kind of surprise but I think it's surprising because this does not imply retirement. It does this. Language does not sound like he's retiring and I guess yeah it. It doesn't not sound like he's retired like it. Leaves Open the possibility but yeah but he's not but he never the word never said or yeah. Yeah just kind of expected him to finish his career at Ferrari. I would expect that a things have gone better. I think this is a weird statement. I in some ways. Sounds very much like a a divorce statement? We realized there is no longer a common desire to stay together beyond the end of the season. So was there a one-sided desire to stay together beyond the end of the season we're statement on on that front and I think the what's been happening in these past. Few months led many of us to reflect on a real priorities. What ARE OUR REAL PRIORITIES? In Life I myself will take time. I need to reflect on what really matters when it comes to my future. All these if you told me Sabah's done and he doesn't want really be one anymore. I would believe that if you told me he wants to stay enough. Wanted just looking to exit. Ferrari I believe that too. I genuinely don't know what is going on with this. Except I will say I think we all got in the sense in the past few years. That wasn't a lot of times that'll did not seem to be enjoying himself. At Ferrari seemed tired of being in F one in a way that you never saw during the Red Bull era. Maybe except for the very tail end when Ricarda was nipping at his heels. And I remember There's an interview they did with him. This might have been two years ago it was. I think it's part of the sky broadcast. There's a there is a interview segment where he's playing backgammon with the with the sky. Sports interviewer and it was kind of Goofy. Little segment one. He's a he's a real backgammon nerd Which came through but the other part of it is that you know. He talked about what he gets up to. And the like as you start to learn a little bit about that all. He does seem like one of those people who would just be one of those weird garage hobbyists in some ways. We weren't enough one driver and that was sort of Ca- came through in his interview where he was talking about like Restoring his old motorcycle. One of the things. The frustrates him is that he would go back home and every time he got back home he would have no idea what he was what he was doing the last time he worked on the project so he'd always have to stop and like try to retrace his steps but where he was in this project and the whole vibe. I got of it. Was this weird sense of like Sebastian Donaldson F one driver. Who also sounds like he might just want to be a homebody for a while and I think and this is a weird time in in the career of an athlete like this the other part the other element of this is very easy to reach this point your care and say I could stop well I think I I. I'm ready to call time on this and then in a year or two. Maybe that decision doesn't because retirement always sounds awesome and your early thirties in some ways right. It's like yeah I wouldn't do shit and then you don't do shit and we realized that there's nothing really filling that gap. I could also believe that. I don't know I don't know entirely what I make of this or what I make of subs goals or wishes at this point. I'm not sure I'm not sure if that'll knows yet. That's also the that's all I can read from it as well you know. Maybe he's had. He's at six weeks working on his bike. Now he doesn't WANNA KOVYKTA ONE. Maybe he doesn't know and also we`ve. We've had the feeling that the him you know that the old story of of Ricardo sort of chasing him at a red bull and now there's another young stars who really you know. Put the pressure on last season. Like in a in a real way in a way that we saw sort of come to a head at interlagos and so it's not that much of a surprise. Maybe that he's jumping. And I guess where do you go like the other thing as him as a driver does he does? He Keep Shirley if he was chasing championship. If he's not gonNA get us Mercedes. I don't know of Mercedes would want to have. I mean Schumacher did drive there. That's that's a good point. I'm not sure if you know Val Terry was to go to one side and then you had seven Hamilton. I mean it'd be an amazing bottle us. If you want the only thing I can imagine being worse than being free right now is being compared to Hamilton unfolding schumacher marriage. Now you now. You're completely like replaying the stages of Schumacher's career but then you're also going into Reseda. His to be compared to the like the most the other most dominant driver of your generation. That seems out. Find it interesting. Dosage seems like one of those partnerships that have nowhere to go but down. Yeah that's a good point. Legacy is a difficult thing and he's kind of staring is in the face of the moment so I guess the question of where seven is going or what he's doing what his life is often the air. We don't know like the guy said he probably doesn't know either but there's another big question of course that his departure creates not as who will replace him in that other red seat so we have some rumors already coming down the news. Some of this stuff may actually be confirmed by the time. You are listening to this because it seems like it's Common Pretty Hauch the first one of which is Reports from motor sports and the Italian arm of Motorsport. Actually so I drew is very thankfully. Run this through Google. Translate and saying that. Carla Signs is basically a shoo-in and that they have a contract don and all that's left is for him to sign on the dotted line and the sort of a lead of this one is. The Spaniard will be made official within the next forty eight hours. The basic agreement has already been reached while some minor passages remain to be defined Carlos. What land in Maranello? Because he's considered Leclair's ideal companion and because he is also cheap. It's that seems like a good fit to me. What do you think? Yeah I feel like signs is a solid driver. That is not that is agreeable right. Yeah yeah this like so where this gets. Tricky I think is Ferrari. Put a ring on it with. Leclair N- The five year contract is a pretty huge vote of confidence from that team. Like he is their guy So the notion that you go in there and be a number. One driver is just not the cards. The question is so so. I think there's two questions. The first is what kind of team? Ferrari WanNa be in the next chapter right like in some ways. You could have looked at the entire battle. The the entire Veltri as not just on battles part but also Ferraris and attempt to recapture Bygone Schumacher. Magic Right You had a perfectionist. A dominant competitor. Give them a great car. He will run away with the race None of that really held necessarily at Ferrari but I think it was an attempt to recreate that model and part of that model was that Ferrari always had a primary driver in the other guy was there to support him and that was a model. They'd kept through Alonzo Certainly with making sure. That Alonso got You know the pride of place over Philippe So I think does for I wanNA keep that model because if they do then any driver coming into the situation has to know these being fitted up for the rubens. Barrichello role. And I don't know if that's what signs would necessarily want to be like. It would clarin right now in some ways. It's a good situation. There's two drivers is not clear like you know primary Between them like if it seems like a good environment and fair competition between drivers if Ferrari going to continue to be a like kind of rigid hierarchy. I think that changes which driver you want to get. I think going into this. Then they'd have to be shopping for somebody. Who's willing to say yes sir And move that Carside to make room for Charles and I thought might be. I'm not sure Claire is that dude. I know who the other one is. Typically to lead this horse races and I know for certain he's not going to be that guy it's interesting. I tend to agree with you. But it's also it's like wasn't Claremont to be that person and he just totally who knows where we're guessing here but like surely he was brought in as a young grow -able driver and not somebody who was immediately going to be shaking things up but he's another generation from federal. Feel like they can so assigns. Yeah but like I feel like they brought in Leclair to Eventually replace eventually tired. Yeah right to be the number one after having some experience next to all right. But that's not what happened right. And if Carlos Sainz comes in and suddenly starts racing fast the best laid plans of mice and men if he's if he's winning races so let's let's keep going down the rumor mill because you got quite a bit to go through here at Martin. Brundle has weighed in. I'll just read this tweet right off. He says I'll take a punt on days signs to Ferrari Ricardo to McLaren Vattel or Alonzo. Sereno I know right. I'll miss if he retires. Quasi guy quality driver a champion and an adult. And you go. He is technically an adult. He's thirty two years old. He has a year old Nico Rosberg Rosalyn he retired. Yeah what we doesn't this. Just get your mouth watering. Yeah this is the great thing about the silly season is that every every occurrence is fun you know. Just imagine by the way they start racing late in the season and sub fucking blows the doors off the choice should rationally. That'd be that'd be fitting right because they would always say well you know it was the freedom from being trapped in the Ferrari Panopticon that allowed them to thrive so the Ricardo so the signs and Ricardo switch so we know the McLaren were really thirsty for Ricardo. They've said yes. You know pretty. They've said this publicly where they had wanted to be able get that deal but Renault got there first So that that was that all kind of fell apart the entire the entire signs. Cardo thing that was a monkey wrench that entire thing happened outside of this weird contract. Synchronicity of but it's been happening lately It's left Okon kind of in man's land. It would be funny if this all starts to kind of get retroactively undone as everyone swaps back around to the configurations. They wanted a long. I could I could see that So regarded McLaren and then Reynaud gets Nico Berg. God purgatory they get sad. I kinda to Reynaud. Well I mean it might be the Kimi Raikkonen Gambit of I just want to drive a car for the. I think that happens a two years when he gets bored like ROB said. I can't see him board now. He needs a gap right dad and work on his motorbike. Yeah so this is. He's got he's got three kids he just had his third kid. Quite Huda Sebestyen battled. Yeah really yeah I people talking. He's retired and he's retired absolutely well. Then that's the thing right. You realize how much of a bad daddy's been par that right like so you gotta figure child number three might be the child where it's like. Look we're not doing this again. point it's like you start thing about all the shit you missed while you're on the road and that could very easily sir snowball into a. I can't like I had my thought Momma a multiple world champion. I can call it they. I could see that I can see that being part of the calculation Then but then of course the kids are old enough to go to school. You desk go back this tall enough one. You don't get to come back for Schumacher was barely capable of doing it. Barely came back to Kim. Ever full gap they did did. They thought he went. And maybe I'm remembering Kay. Yeah well cake. He was sent he was sent away. Well I mean to have twenty. Ten to twenty seven took off. He was he was back. Twenty twelve twenty two thousand nine and two dollars for twenty ten twenty eleven so some NASCAR and rally. Yeah you'd have to go but like I'm trying to think of the Reichen model. I think has a certain late state. Latter Day came me has a certain Chill for sure subs. Who wouldn't take a multiple watch avenue come retirement but I know who would Alfa Romeo. Let's get the band back together battle. That'd be very funny. Becomes the hobbyists the old guy? The Old Ferrari drivers retirement home. Yeah No I. I don't see him leaving Ferrari to go to Reynaud. I thank the comedown to be too like. It's hard enough to leave. Ferrari yeah I've INC leaving it for struggling program futures very much in doubt is super hard to see. Alonzo coming back to this because I think he does want to come back. I think the last team to buy might have him. Yeah I think I think Vata leaving creates a Alonzo shaped hole in in in the lake lineup of drivers like we've lost a multiple world champion. Who kind of shot the bad for Ari? Let's replace it with the other one. I think he wants to come back right like and it. It creates a hole in the right. Like I don't think Lonzo comes back and I don't think he goes scurria. Surely the I don't think he goes back to one of the bigger teams. I don't think he's ever on the cards. I think he needed someone just a little bit lower down. And that's where all the pockets are going to open up when somebody takes that cease and all of the other cotton contract renegotiated dot are GonNa Happen at the end of the season right. Jim Floated Out. There was like it was Ricardo to Ferrari. Yes shall we. Let's go? Let's go back to our list. Okay so and then kind of an and see what we're looking at here drew together. Some notes of Quotes from a a race fans dot Nash article where they sort of had some of their thoughts. And there's some other sort of notes in here too and let's go through the sort of cavalcade of different people. We are here at the first one. You mentioned it was Ricardo and looking for an exit from Renault. He's gotten a little bit. Older now turned thirty last year. RAISE FUNDS UNDERSTANDS. Ferrari signed an option onto Ricardo services last winter. That doesn't put a lock on Ricardo joining another team or even exclude the possibility of other drivers. How familiar arrangements but he has to be a realistic candidate. So what do you think about rob? You say that's more likely is up is the second my position was that seems totally unreasonable. Really Yeah I think. At that point for you would have to be committing to. We're GONNA let her driver's rice. Yeah which maybe maybe they like the thing that I think might make the somewhat likely is. The Ferrari ways is going to be very political but being honest it hasn't been that successful in the last You know ten twelve years. Yeah and so you could make the argument that the Schumacher years were kind of disproportionately successful for a variety of reasons But evidently repeat that success and the constant political meddling has probably proven more counterproductive Than just letting drivers do their best work and so I could see Benito reaching the conclusion that one. He's an engineer. He wants to build fast race cars. He doesn't want to be holding the hands of too fragile EGO MANIAC. The way he ended up doing last year and so I could see I could see like his style. Leadership as team principal looking for a way to kind of wash his hands of adjudicating. Who's the primary? Who's the secondary That's that could. That could be a thing where he just wants to get away from that. In which case you know signs could be in there and think that he you know he is good. Shot of beating Charles. Is Anyone Ricardo though you definitely be committing to saying that these guys are GonNa race. Because you're not you're not gonNA get him to come in and expect either of those guys to back down from the fight. Why do you think your because unlike signs Ricardo Proven race winner? Yeah that's true. Who Else do you think then? Who else springs up for for you drew to go into the Ferrari seat. Yeah maybe someone who not only was a Ferrari simulator driver in two thousand eighteen but is the only other driver besides Sebastian Pedal to put a torres on the podium. That's right the torpedo himself to I'm going with also apparently according to article speaks Italian. Really Yeah it is managed by Nicholas. Todd who also handles Leclair although as the points out it's questionable whether for I would want to drivers from the same manager in their staple rice. Gosh that'll be what? What an amazing fucking Kardar that were certainly thinking about ends up. He torpedo themselves into the submarine and now he's driving the summer. Yes there's a note here on Hamilton as well Because obviously he's going to be mentioned in there at all. He is very loyal to Mercedes. Obviously is odd incredible. Success story kind of thing. Why would he leave quote here from race fans if he gets a Mercedes aren't going to stick around and again? The pandemic has changed. Many things are fry move would make a lot of sense sense and cement his Gig Star status. That's a good point doesn't wanNA leave for Said's but if Mercedes decides to bow hours are even down you know if it's thinking next year or the near after that maybe this is the time to jump. You can never tell. There's a weird. This is the only thing I think that makes this remotely credible is Ferrari mistake. Just the almost ears a civil attraction to go drive for Ferrari now if anyone could say he's a big enough driver to not need that ego trip to not need to be a race driver for Ferrari it's Lewis Hamilton. But at the same time the number of things the student has less to do in the sport are vanishingly small to an extent going in there. Like Imagine. Like okay you know. He goes and he reels off a championship or two. For Ferrari at which point at which point there is no like there. Could there be a little like little margin of doubt left like that would be greatest of all time type of stuff but again free might might kind of be crummy to work at And that might not be what. Hamilton is down with Ferrari certainly thinks it's the biggest brand and I'm not sure that would wash well with with Hamilton So I think there's a lot of reasons it would be a it could be a really bad idea At this I just found an article from two thousand and nineteen th September. Two thousand nine hundred ninety. God feels decades ago. Now where Hamilton is. I guess it's a red or something where he's talking about Ferrari refunds wanting him to join in fact when I know a lot of Ferrari fans asked me to come to Ferrari. So it's quite cool. I get a lot of messages from Friday. Finally say I'm afraid I found but I respect you so I think it's growing slowly bit by bit. You'll never be the same as if I was driving for the Ferrari team but nonetheless bit by bit it's shifting so who knows maybe something there he's also one of these guys that has been making rumblings about like you know f one's night everything how. Alex Longer. I'm going to be in here like if you were on your way out mentally. Wouldn't you just if? I don't know I'm not a racing driver. But maybe you think I'll go spend a couple of years of Ferrari already got all these championships. I just want to drive there for a little. Bit Sad it. It's it's I almost don't want to bring it up because it's such a an sort of dangerous inflammatory conversation but somebody who is a fan of European soccer at that there is a. I watched Sarah and have done since I was a kid. There's a lot of a non white players WHO HAVE TRANSFERRED TO AMERICAN T. Are Sorry to Italian teams from all over Europe. But there's a history of English players who are black not wanting to go to Italy because of the racism that they they still get today from sometimes home fans. It's really like Mario ballot. Tally was probably the one of the bigger ones in the past huge story last year. Yeah it's and it's and it's been a consistent story over the twenty odd years. I've been you know sort of watching Sarah often on so I think that's definitely an element as well. That could come into play again. I don't WanNA bring it up because I don't want to paint the to foresee what would a bad brush or anything like that assault? What I'm saying but it is a very realizing issue in sports in Italy. No it's something especially foreigners especially with foreign people who are not white. You know what I mean Dude. If you hadn't brought it up I was going to next I was. I was pulling up the same articles but yeah I think that that is part of it like and I don't know whether that makes it more or less likely that it would appeal the Hamilton. Like in in some ways You know these sort of boundary breaking aspect of it appeal but at the same time like the Toc city of the of the stuff in Italian soccer has been pretty incredible and if you Lewis Hamilton. Like like you're not have to put up with the shed yeah You know I am I that does seem like a tough thing to volunteer yourself for now. That's not to say Like black athletes used to deal with all sorts of racism and your face racism So I like I like. I am sure Hamilton has seen more than his fair. Share of this but Yeah it does seem like it. It becomes a tougher. Sell to walk into that situation Seeing this precedent in Italian football and also knowing that the that the crowd could turn on you both for for those reasons and if things aren't going well Eh Ferrari so this seems to be a lot of countervailing forces I I would imagine. I don't know but I would imagine that. The average Italian grocery spectators a lot more respectful than you know lots of ultras or whatever. But like yeah. It's definitely it's a IT'S A. It's a part of this. Anyone else want to pick a pick person are. We're kind of getting down to the probably Nazeer. Any anyone got shout. Just kind of considering brundle's scenario where science goes to Ferrari McLaren and Alonzo Torino. That leaves that gives you think about what kind of team first of all. Mclaren would be in like to goof-balls. It'd be hilarious may more. Lauren's protege actually target. Then you have Alonzo and Okon at Reynaud talk about fireworks. I'd love that that's great. Yeah it's a shame we moved back. Yeah that's true I. There's also a signs Alonzo somewhere. I if things by someone else got the Cedar for her car. The now we finally know who is the true things. Hey Man alive already did that one. They can't do it again. let's jump through a couple of Sergio Perez here former Ferrari Academy driver lots of experience. But he's pretty well entrenched at Racing Point Aston Martin. Reichen drew has done here low maintenance. Faris most recent world champion. That's the funniest thing could have said that is so true he has Ferrari's most recent world. Champion Alonzo would be poisoned with the Claire. Claire is already a proven winner. I agree and do you have a Nazi. Hasn't exactly set the world on fire and yeah right in beat. I think everyone else. I'm not when you're kind of looking at this number two driver at the team. They're currently so which again Toronto point they may want. They may want a heart. I think relented. Landau is still kind of up in the air. We only know what he's capable of. Bobby Kay ship sail. Ships ships got to come back to port st and see forever. Let's tonic I guess Speaking of fireworks are we with this. I think so I I also feel like you know if you're a fan of one. Look up the news in your local website and g mice have some more details on follow at shift if one podcast on twitter. That's a way better way of saying good job for all. The latest news re tweeted when I wake up hours after England right. Yeah so I think the next thing we should deal with. People want us to talk about last week but we had a sharpie and the CAN. So we've been talking for the last few weeks but how good that INDYCAR. I racing series has been and For last semester. Last race landon except invitation to Racing Circuit of the Americas and just absolutely crushed the field. They're just dominated versus spin in the closing laps didn't matter he still got first place. Yeah Yeah just effortlessly clawback the time from spin and the Serb breeze to the win. So you know it was one of those things where they invited him to guest appear one of the races and then he just kicked the ever living crap out of the entire field which. I didn't realize this shouldn't be a surprise because he's been bracing hardcore. Racing Sim since he was like six years. Old Certainly was amy's ten years. He's been racing stuff like I racing so in a weird way. Like you wouldn't expect like you would not expect. Expect Lebron James to kick ass at a to K game versus flaked gave her whole life right like right in weird way like yeah. It's a series racing Sam but no other way like landon aureus plays Sims. That's his game. He's a ease. He is a twenty year old guy. Who's been playing since says entire life so it's not a huge shock that that he would Own AT KOTA. The next race up was indie. And there was a little bit of a Contretemps as it were at the At the virtual indy five hundred it was the first responders one. Seventy five seventy seven lap race indy. Norris Didn't take Paul. But he qualified and was in a fight for the lead With about three laps left And that's when he sort of to back it up a little bit He was in the lead late in the race with Graham Hall and signed pads know who had won two of the races and the I. Racing Series and they were having a pretty serious dual Landau is on fresher tyres and this three white or corner. Landau goes low rate halls in the middle pageant stuck outside Landau going low causes ray hall to sort of Shiver out of the way he like again. Like Norris thinks it was echoed. Actually the caused a ray hall to sort of the move because like just I racing may have misreported the cars relative positions and to other. Yeah I can't I can't but like You know I'm sure veteran. I racing players Pity about what happened. Nevertheless though ray hall sort of went wide and took out patio and passionate out like lost his shit and the thing that annoys me the most was when he spun out. He didn't care to remove his car safely from the racetrack. He just took his hands off the wheel. He rolled and the bank and he took someone else and it was like no neat like it already. I was angry at Padgett without site. Yeah no that that occurred to me to like. Yeah he In the Waco was accidentally just heard your across the track and wipe somebody else out and he's blaming Norris as he as he went to the pits to fix his car and there wasn't really there was no point fixing the Karla. He's out of the race like he had that was. That was the end that day down. He wasn't going to get back in contention but he goes. He goes into the pets and as he's coming out he says let's do it. Let's take Landau out. And we know that because his spotter is streaming twitch. Yeah and so. His spotter basically talks him in to nor Gino. Yeah has an spotter is giving him like Position Updates on where Nora says and they serve time it out so he will intercept him and be right ahead of Norris In a corner and then as they're leaving the corner north just pageant. Oh just like comes. Completely off the gas car slows dramatically as Norris's accelerate turn and norris drives over the back of them and gets wiped out and at that point like Norris was in another three way Dole for the lead between him and Alr- ask you and Mark Erickson. I want to say Pat O' award maybe it was the three McLaren's right. Yeah that's what it was there as. Well no yeah But yeah so like shaping up to be a great day for McLaren also good fight for the lead at the end and takes us out And I don't know what I talked a lot of this on the way point podcast So you a great article is all about this upon a waypoint. Alvin Vice Right. Yeah yeah sure whatever. Yeah so like. I am curious what Y'all made of this I think is you. I know I can't think of a word. That's not derogatory to someone else. I think he is gutless. Idea if you're GONNA do it and say us then. Don't pretend like it was an accident once he did it like he clearly did it on purpose and then like because. I didn't get to that part of the story. Yeah explain like like when he caused the accident when the crash happens to you like throws his hands in the air and he was like oh I didn't I forget what he said but he basically was just like gesticulating and saying oh I didn't hit Landau. I didn't mean to didn't to hit him and he was drinking pits. Yeah that's it. I was trying to get into the pits or some like I think he must have just forgotten that his spotter was streaming or something like and he thought maybe the camera would cut to him if he was so he reacted in this way and then it actually got worse. I'm sure you'll talk about it when talked to Nour's after the race because then he just lied to him then as well and said there's said that oh I was just I did it by accident. I was trying to slow you down. Yeah which even if you're if his if his true goal which I don't think is is this but if true goal was to just like slice across the front of him in like 'cause Norris wobble a little bit of slow down and be overtaken. There's still this greater question here of. How seriously are you taking this things that I think it's something I think you are articulated? Really well in your article rob is. It seems like the problem here is that that is different for everyone. Or or if or if you are a spoiled brash who lost house that it's really easy to just you know. Just this doesn't matter a stupid this racist. Clearly he cared he was in the race for the lead and then like just because he's he's angry irritable and he can't hold his calm so he's like. Oh you change the other one for everyone else could. I'm say until I'm not everyone. He's really lucky. I think that he only took Nour's because you could have easily messed that up. Taking someone else articulate Nour's and someone else or cause a massive crash caused the big one so like I think in that way. He's actually he got off light Bush. Yeah he comes across as an unbelievable jerk in the whole thing. He's not the only one now. Yeah well yeah so you WANNA clarify that one drew so please feel in here rob. Because I haven't watched replays in a while. But after Norris gets taken out the race restarts and there's some great battling up at the front and then so. I don't remember anything until like the final dash to the finish. Do you have anything to fill in there now? I don't know anything that happens between. Rob's dog does bad behavior happening here. Santino like so santino fruit. She is drag racing to the finish with. Is it Oliver S? Yeah A for I write for for the win of the race. Final corner coming down to the line and Santino. Ferruccio you know got kicked out a formula to for bad behaviour. Basically like his team just dropped him. He got fined for using his phone in a race car like texting while driving a race car. I don't think he ever is fines as well. The Golf Yeah. He and he didn't even like he owed his team some money. Magazine douchebag basically he liked tried to get like a Maga- livery on his car. He's just one of these fucking Nan. Just like these absolute try. Heart's just looking for attention. But just being shitty I mean after a race a real race he on the cool down lap sped past a bunch of other drivers to deliberately collide with another driver who has had wronged him in the race. He's lived his was his team. Mate is he's just a idiot. He's just one of these jerks don't unfortunately we have to share this planet with. Yeah but has somehow found footing in INDYCAR. But he's got a rich parents yet. Yeah he certainly does and I think one of the most frustrating things is watching him. Be lauded for being such an amazing rookie right but I think this was a time when you got to see his true colors because coming down to the wire here it. I think ask. You was like a a nose ahead. And their side by side and Senefru fruit. She just turns his wheel sharply to the left and crashes into ask you and takes him out both of them. Yeah why like so. He's I think he just did it. For the clicks Sydney. That was his argument after the fact was like. Oh yes from fans it was just gotTa Man. It's gotta be crash across the finish line because he's probably right. His fans are probably absolute dip shits as well. They're probably the type like I know. I bet he doesn't have fans but he does have a bunch of like online like just like you know absolute like Lords China like whatever they just want to see the world burn while they listened to fucking whatever. I don't even know where I'm going with this that type of idiot. Who's probably like replying to them on on twitter? Whatever and so he probably did do it for them. Great job but like once again is like what a total cell phone and then and then again just like the previous conversation pretends like he wasn't doing it on purpose or are made up something about. I thought the line was like fifteen different excuses. I like what he realized he had you know when he caught up with a subconscious and realized he does something stupid he tried to cover it up and you can say that. It's not a big deal because it's a video game but like that completely ignores all of the effort that went into it right like something appoint land norris made after the fact is like he and his race engineer worked for hours right on on the race setup a learning the tracks this is time that they could have been spending with their friends and family otherwise right now but we had this race that we wanted to do well to say nothing like the IRA seeing people that broadcasters the commentators like sponsor totally and to do things like pagination and for Rucci did just like it's a slap in the face to all of that it's a childish. Excuse the idea. That's the idea that it didn't matter is just it's handy. Excuse you can just pull ocean once you've done something stupid. That's embarrassing. I think. That's what both of them. Yeah and like what should I think series of so good? That's the that's the part of this was that series was tremendous. It was probably one of the real bright spots of this Weird you know forced off season and I think the thing that people showed some clips of me indicating like how much people do not like for Rucci indycar instead like other drivers. Yeah because they're all on so there's like there's like a team in I racing where I guess like all. The drivers can just sort of like broadcast in the clear to anyone else. Let people and shoot the Shit and then a lot of drivers are also on the private discords. Also having chats over their team speak with their with their pals Conor Daly streamed a lot of this and people were showing me clips of conor Daly. Like doing these these these races and there was one where for RUCCI starts talking ship to sleep a Nazar and daily Sour driver. Yeah and daily like freaks out. He's like Holy Shit like did you hear that people wanted the dirt Basically like Richie said he fully pay. You know you're not a real race car driver right and people were like one. Flea Nassar is pretty popular. People liked him but then the things people don't like like for Rucci like they don't start desert racing Formula One. What do you do for g? Yeah like you failed out in formula two and the only reason she has has drive right now is because he brings financial backing he is. He is a pay driver. The reason he got about one of the reasons balance out formula to addition to being an asshole was he was supposed to be paying his team to run him and his family. Kind of stiffed. The team on the deal least. They were through that season. So yeah the whole notion that he is in some place of authority to talk to shift to Nassar was kind of fanciful But also just indicated like people in in the space. Do not seem to think much of fruity and what I find interesting about. This is if you watched. And I think Elizabeth Blackstock road about this for Jalopy neck Msnbc and their indycar broadcasts worked very hard to create some sort of like fruit redemption narrative in their broadcasts where he was serving rising American star and everything he did was precocious and so impressive for so young drive a really trying to create this narrative of Being like talented beyond his years and the facts don't really that out but even if he is an above average open wheel racer like. There's no indication that he is really fundamentally different character than he was when he got bounce out of formula to and having this sort of shitty end to the indy-car race cruise over another driver just for laughs. You this is the sort of lewd of this and the piece of for Vice Basil. You can say. He acted out of character. That generals or mutation seems to be pretty good fruit. Chase isn't this. That's the weird thing of like paget would surprise that he would do this. New Sort of say like okay. Yeah I guess it was Shitty. But he in the end like once you knocked out of contention. He didn't take this seriously encounter Darling behavior brooches guy who no matter what the stakes have been has always been a troll as far as you can tell. It's really sad. It's the common character logical flaw that like a lot of identity. I feel like I went to the all boys school. I think it's a it's a thing that comes at emotional maturity but like young man where you accidentally do stuff. That's not great so we all dish but your inability to sort of like grow our learn our own up to us means that you just kind of become this character who always leans into the bad things they do and and it becomes like a sort of. Oh it doesn't matter like you sort of minimizes they just minimize all things. You minimize anything. Anyone really feels about ever and then suddenly you just you're one of these weird dudes who just sorry. You were offended. Yeah totally become this weird empathy mag like what's the opposite of a magnet are like the reverse. You're just you're pushing all that stuff away and it's it has nothing to do with like. I bet he doesn't like this. I bet he'd probably wished that he was a driver in wasn't such a flying off the handle all the time but like it's just a shame and it's annoying this like he keeps getting in the way of himself right. It's just seems like a bit like he watched he I think was streaming to. Yeah and you just. I don't know I just get this vibe from him of like he's like the bullying at school who smaller than you. Yeah Yeah Right. He's just like bitter. And I a confidence and nowhere to put it or comeback. Confident facade is just a sad person inside I don't know I I really dislike the. Yeah so that was the last indy race of the season a virtual race. That is a we'll get to. I guess when Indy will start up again but I when Formula One will start up again you know. This is an ever shifting sands SORTA situation even target but the current plan is to open or to run a Grand Prix at the red bull ring in Austria on the fifth of July and the twelfth of July potentially followed by two races at Silverstone As reported by AUTOSPORT DOT COM. And when this starts up again the plan is according to a managing director of Motor Sports Ross Brawn to create a sort of quote biosphere which means testing everyone in the paddock. Every two days and in addition to have restrictions on how people can move around in the paddock. He says quote. We cannot socially distance within a team. You can't so we have to create an environment within itself that is effectively. A small bubble of isolation team will stay within their own groups They won't mingle with other teams. They'll stay in hotels. There's no motorhomes going to be there. I will make sure that Respects all of the requirements Interestingly Race Fan provided translation of a an article from Lake keep the. Tsa The team that. Oh really okay. Cool that is a French publication President of the FAA Medical Commission. Professor Gerard Say Law. Said it wouldn't be necessary to cancel a grand prix if someone in the paddock was found to have corona virus. Which I thought was interesting. And another wrinkle here is that some countries including Hungary which is still on the hook for a Grand Prix this year Of course have restrictions on how large a gathering can be and so. I thought it was interesting. Race fans pointed out that according to Professor Law teams should be restricted to no more than a sixty to eighty heads each with marshalls officials in the media. Adding another four hundred to bring the total to around twelve hundred people to at a Formula One Grand Prix but I think in the case of Hungary and probably for well presumably for a lot of other places that restriction will be. I guess maybe waved We're seeing that formula. One is working to working with governments to beyond exemption lists for things like quarantine periods which the UK has so after Austria. You know the teams will come back to silverstone and it would be a real to real rough time if they have to self isolate two weeks. Yeah in each country's doing us differently or has different restrictions on or watching it differently. You have to do. Oh but they don't really take you know they don't put you somewhere you're gonNA leave yourself so it's not the problem. I think with them so this is obvious. Law been pushed back now into July. At least right so the biggest problem is and now we're entering the phase where you're going to start getting not second wave so everything. As stuff is restricting at the moments are easing restrictions. Fish demanded that stuff starts to bubble up again. Kind of what's happening in China. Now which is the net if their break on the Russian border and also they've had a couple back Wuhan so they've closed it again. So right I think this is like sort of what I was speaking to a couple of weeks ago it was like. There's always there really. It's hard to plan the stuff that far ahead because something just happen in any one of these countries and suddenly restricted all down again. So we'll have to wait and see us. At least a double header seemed to make sense of way of doing it. As somebody who I watched the one forty line was on this weekend or to forty nine and that was wild to see how the preparations they put into their. They've embedded series on youtube. That shows the run-up to a fight and just watching. That was fascinating just the ways in which to have like four times as many Saunas as Asia because people can't share them different rooms each different for each fighter to do their training for the two days before the Feis instead of like shared spaces alternates. So it's wild. I can't imagine what that's like for twelve hundred people. Yeah Chase Carey says though in regards to the rest of the season this also from autosport We're in discussion with all of our promoters as well as some tracks that are not currently on our twenty twenty calendar to make sure we explore all options out of sports says Although Carrie mentioned no names Emma Hockenheim and Portia Mao have all indicated that they are interested in holding behind. Closed DOORS EVENTS FOR TIM out. Believe I'm pronouncing. That correctly is in Portugal. He says further carry. Does we hope to have a calendar with fifteen to eighteen races We expect the early part of the calendar debases without fans but we hope to allow fans to attend the later. Part of the year Carey said that at the moment there are no plans to finish the current championship in twenty twenty one but says it is still possible quote. We're obviously going to take a fairly long holiday break through the holidays but you're not going to race in the holiday weeks but it is something we've considered and talk about. I would say that our goal is to finish a couple of weeks later than our original date but to finish in mid December ahead of the holidays which is almost surely going to be. Wendy's another wave so yeah so can we get a races. The Championship mandated minimum for a championship. Regarding next year's calendar chase carry remains confident that the schedule will go back to normal quote. Our goal is to have twenty twenty one. Look like the twenty twenty one. We planned back in January happened. Ultimately we have renewals to put in place and we have some ongoing discussions with a couple of races that we think would be a positive enhancement to the businesses for fans and shareholders worth noting that all of these quotes are coming from an investor. One hundred percent. And that's exactly what he's going to have to say. Put like boots on the ground real world unless the vaccine no way are they doing the same season? They might have a truncated season. A different season less fans fans. But like the idea to. We'll get like an eleven are a ten month window where there's not gonna be. Restrictions in one of these countries is complete. Like even at twenty twenty one is complete. Pipedreams stuff Well speaking of pipes and yeah data. Varenne spoke up. Stick to the emails emails. You can send US emails. Shift up on podcast. Chiba Dot com apologies to the dozens of emails. That have been lining my trashcan. And all about how Donna Ricardo is going to go to a Mercedes or something and whatever the I love you all. Thank you all for your gradients. Thanks for all the feedback on the chamber. Episode people really liked it. That was really cool so cool and I'm going to take this first one F one centric but I do want to know the answer. Yeah Yeah Okay. Why was Garth Brooks so popular in Ireland? This is from Carl in Christ Church Museum. I've often asked myself. This same question causes my bedroom of Corey. Sorry you might boredom of quarantine. I learned that Garth Brooks Country Music Guy and that was big enough to be featured subject of Ken. Burns documentary was enormously popular in Ireland. In fact when he wasn't allowed to perform five shows at Croke Park a few years back. I remember this. It was not national controversy and this was apparently a massive scandal in Ireland. At least according to what I could Google based on a rough bit of math. This seems like it would have been to about ten percent of the country. So how exactly the garth brooks man who is in genre that for rural America blow up that big in Ireland a country in Europe that is focused around Dublin. Thanks did you guys know this. The Cox big in Ireland. No No. Is this surprising in the same? It feels like how David Hasselhoff is very popular juryly so obviously. Irish people have a big affinity with America. Like a lot of you know English. Speaking Europe is very enamored with American culture. It's why I'm here wearing a toy machine shirt for goodness sake like skateboarding. And the music that came from Mir and the simpsons and all that sort of stuff and but what's often sort of lost in translation between Irish Americans or Irish people that are Americans is the stuff that we like isn't the stuff that like irish-americans like like I'd never heard of dropkick murphys flogging molly my entire life that they're sort of exists in the plastic paddy sphere we kind of call us which is like dumb. American irish-american tasks that so clearly removed from what we actually like so. It's kind of embarrassing embarrassing. Like how Panda Express serves quote Chinese. Yeah Kinda like. That's kind of what they feel like. I think one of those bands actually has a couple of Irish people out. But they're they're more irish-american. I have nothing against them. But they're not Irish. They're not they're not the part of America that Irish people like either going back the way and there's one thing that Americans have an Irish people have arlen ties and it's farmers and a lot of the like culture or there's a lot of I feel like cultural warmth between the sort of countryside of Ireland. And the you know maybe maybe a sort of assimilation of what it is to be a farmer in America. The idea of being a farmer rural living. Yeah like totally right. I got a lot of Arlit side of Dublin like half of our lives in the countryside. In you know small villages and like my uncle had a farm and water firs. Like everyone's everyone knows somebody who was a farmer lives out in the coach site themselves right so the things that are really big for farmers by. Comb Line. Dancing is really big. Dances going really going to dances. Was the thing that like rural farmers with do because they'd be often their farm on their own with their wife where they've already marriage and they were already to these young men taking over the farmer from their parents. They spit the foreign between kids. All that sort of stuff and what they're socially with do was for the mandate goes to the pub but a lot of farmers don't drink. They're they're call them. Pioneers sorta wear a little pain and they did their absence. Or I've their. They abstained from alcohol and so what they would do as well would be. Go to these dances. And that's where the sort of the the families all are the wives and husbands all sort of meat help as well and the dance traditionally been Irish music but then also lined. Johnson became really popular and then country. Music are being really popular. Garth Brooks I think. Hit the Zeitgeist right at the time. Where like global music was coming faster to? Ireland's like sort of post Celtic Tiger like Iran dot time more. Irish people going to America. More Americans will come to Ireland. I think he was kind of like. Hit that right on the on the head and became Super Bob. My Dad has garth brooks album. I listen to guard books growing up like my dad's isn't a country fan but that's just sort of how popular he was back home. And but there's definitely that that cultural symbiosis exists there between you know because I I like like salted earthy like I'd also. We are so strategy sort of almost different types of salt of the earth like the rich people but like most of the time most people are like everyone does a running joke that everyone else calls the other person a culture. A culture is a word. Basically means you're a farmer like Hick or something like that over here and dubliners called anyone outside of Dublin Ecology. Anyone in a city calls anyone in the country culture and then people in towns will call farmers who live outside of the town of culture. So there's a sort of a I feel. That type of life is is pretty ubiquitous. Which is why he's so popular. Yeah I remember that quote Bark thing I forget the reason why they would let him do it for five days. It was some so like he wasn't paying enough for some reason. I forgot parking or you wanted to do it on like a during a holiday weekend or something. There's something I remember to do it that yeah. He's super operator. And I know a lot of walking down the street and actually I was. I was actually coming out of the shower yesterday humming. I've got friends in low places. He's he's wailed reasonable. It is a great song. It's great great tunes. You can do a good live show as well. Wow this is. I'm looking at his his nineteen ninety-four world tour on Wikipedia and it goes gosh from February to March. It's all us and then there are. Let's see ten shows across the UK. Switzerland Germany Netherlands Another one in Germany Norway Sweden but there are eight shows back to back in Dublin. Yeah you can pull it a acquired it takes. It takes a while for all those farmers to get to Dublin. GotTa Hop on the boss and get you know. Get a hotel room. There's a big stopping US trillion to which I think also make sense. Well are based on what you were saying. Yeah right I bet and also Carl lives in Christ hurt so I best zeal. It's full of farmers. He's big over there as well. Probably they got cheap cheap bars. They got friends in low places. Hats totally do first thing. I did when I went to ask them. When my kid was virus and cowboy boots? I definitely have that like nostalgia for that side of America. I don't think I've ever been in the country a lot but I don't think I've ever seen that necessarily but yeah yeah there you go. I know I. It's one of those. Things does often these cultural blind spots that people to me. That's so natural that he's as I'm sure. It is for Hasselhoff fans Germany that he's like popular an island and I often say like there's a bunch of stuff the Americans probably don't realize like one of the most American symbols to me in the entire world is a yellow school bus because they don't have them anywhere else in the world. That's like a purely American thing and often what I say we don't think of those as Amerigo right. You probably think lots of places of yellow school buses are. Yeah yeah so it's Yeah that's like a quintessential if you WANNA shots at the start of your movie to. Let non-americans notes in America. You put a yellow school bus in. Wow good to know. Thanks Karl. The next one here is from Steve who says wanted to share a really cool video of the Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Lead charge to bring the long dormant North Wilkes Borough speedway too I racing. He's a huge proponent of both I racing and the history of motorsports and it was really awesome to see this. All come together. This all culminated in the debut of the speedway during NASCAR's pro invitational this past Saturday which was simply put cool as hell. This track is going public on. Ira Singh on June second along with raceable. Nineteen eighty-seven Nascar Cup cars. That's cool it is. Yeah there's a he Stephen colluded a video. We will link in the show notes Which shows Dale Junior and Samaya racing folks yet weapon this thing into into shape clearing a lot of Looks like rotten wood and getting ready to scan because they do scan these tracks in for. I racing with lasers incredible. That's a that's A. That's a great way to preserve a historical land. Yeah you know. I don't have any particular affinity for the North Will Wilkspur speedway but some people do right. So how do you? How do you preserve something like that? That you know isn't financially viable cool way to get to. Yeah it's it's one of the more like sort of pure versions of physical like digital backup for digital preservation. Yeah cool thanks. Steve Extreme L. comes from Tim in Perth Western Australia. Hi Drew Danny and rub is keeping one interesting during covert. I serve around the youtube with my kids. Watching rollercoaster stuff came across this little known motor racing. Rollercoaster had dreams of building a motor racing entertainment paradise that started. That never took off. Though you might like to share these videos of the short lived roller coaster with your listeners. These are really good. So I've I've done a deep dive on them We'll let them in the show notes. The second video is a is a ride along at the ring racer roller coaster at the nursing which was meant to. It was going to start on the start. Finish LINE I was meant to like get you up to like two hundred and something or one hundred thirty miles an hour or something crazy but yeah there's a great video that kind of goes into how long the whole thing ended up being right next to the track it's like it's like fifty feet from the start finish line. It goes along the star finished race. It's how to. It's an interest already had like a bunch of people. I got injured when it exploded at one stage and they had it running as a demo before when a racist but it only did like thirty five miles an hour and then they ended up taking it apart. But it's crazy because it's like it's goes through like the whole like building the product basically. It's wild so weird. What a strange thing to like invest a whole lot of money in and then just completely dismantled They had the the five lights. But then go out. And then you go. That is cool. It's a cool idea. Yeah it's such. Yeah isn't this. It's almost a shame it maybe I don't know maybe before. Its time or I think the issue is that the notion that very tough to make a motor sports complex a multi-purpose anything complex right. Like the geography of of a motor sports track. Precludes it being a good like theme parks has to be designed carefully is a good experience and like nine might not be the right word? But he's a good welcoming like it only has to work rightly layouts flow. Yeah all these to these perfect or it. It all goes wrong fast. That's tough to square with the needs of a motor sports complex. Yeah as somebody. Who's been to a rock concert on a at the nurburgring? Actually even that is kind of like it feels Kinda Round Peg Square. Holy Hilo where you're GONNA out this. We're doing it here because it was cheap because it was added a way you know it's also nurburgring is also bill of fucking nowhere. So yeah that's the other part of this is like these are huge complexes like even if you know the footprint you need to lay out like a good Grand Prix circuit is pretty massive. And then that's ought to be dedicated to having Grand Prix circuit and escape roads emergency facilities etc. So it's not like you can just like okay. Well we'll draw the ring and then we'll plant Disneyland in the middle of and that's just not it's not happening. I'm sure we've all had our weird Youtube binges during this quarantine talked about the aviation stuff. I was watching and other one. I've been watching a lot of those guys who fill Mullah crashes at the Nuremberg ring during the like whatever like regular punters are able to bring their cars on the track. Yeah there's like years of those videos. I think they eventually stopped him. From according them they like like they. So is this the one where the nurburgring or is this. The one where he paid a sorry. Sorry for one yeah. I've always thought that seemed like a great way to destroy a sports car. And there's like what are loaded people lose us. It's what it is or if you hit the barriers you need to pay two grand have them fixed and all that stuff so it's wild. Yeah if you want to if you WANNA knock go asleep some nice. That's a real goods youtube poll to dive into well speaking of the Internet. You can follow us at podcast on twitter mattress Gaylon. That's debt at Danny O'Dwyer and at Rob Zach knee. That's US around the Internet. Should we take it around the world? I need you to clarify this. The possible real world or is this the sports world. This little mix zones. I possible we match shortly. Shortly we be risen round the world meets base. That's right INDYCAR sets June sixth date at Texas Motor speedway. I have a quote here from Eddie gossage. President and general manager of Texas Motor speedway quote. America needs live sports and they are not going to believe what they see when the genesis three hundred storms into their living rooms on TV from Texas Collins kicking down. Your door actually spelled like Jim like Jean. Ge Sis vary from a medical center but they will be doing. Kobe eighteen related steps to quote protect the well-being Participants Hydro whatever it is thing that trump keeps talking about into all the coca call the machines. Make sure everyone's okay. Strict access guidelines limiting the number of personnel on site a health screening system administered to all participants p. p. e. equipment provided to everyone entering the facility along with guidelines on usage social distancing protocols in place and carefully maintained revised competition layout to increase distancing. They're not the only ones though. Nasr car is starting up again this weekend. What yeah the HEM NASCAR Cup series race at Darlington Raceway? Now because we couldn't find nobody wants to be associated with and just think eighth. Yeah nobody wants to sponsor the seating event five hundred the dumpster fire nation zero. That's Sunday may seventeenth at three thirty. Pm Eastern time on Fox and then they've got one on Wednesday. Got The Coca Cola. Six hundred on May twenty four th and then another white labeled NASCAR Cup series race. It's Charlotte on the twenty seven. Th and then I think the resumption of the schedule thereafter but they will also be racing with no fans just like Indycar has specified but that is the case and we'll be following and Osha apparently and state and local go