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IndyCar-NASCAR doubleheader adds 'cachet' to motorsports
"Being able to be in the stands at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, doubleheader weekend is here as Indy car and now scar will compete at items for the first time together in history. Years about finding a racetrack somewhere in the country where we could get NASCAR and IndyCar same weekend, same race track and kind of cool that it turned out to be the Indianapolis Motor Speedway I AMs President Doug Bulls told fans to hang in there and he looks forward to seeing them soon. When you
"indycar" Discussed on The Final Lap
"We had a double header last weekend and and Xfinity and truck and I mean my Gosh Yeah. It was pretty wild there for three days. Just nuts, I mean we went from. You know too much pocono to ridiculous too much pocono. Yeah. It's pretty wild, so. Luckily we don't have that kind of crazy weekend ahead of us. Although it's GonNa. Be Pretty. We've got two different layouts at the same track happening over the weekend, so that'd be fun well in two different series. Yeah or three different series. True if you count the series, we don't cover yeah well. I mean I was Gonna absolutely cover that I. Mean Roger Penske owns the series. The owns the track. You got the NASCAR and Indycar together. How cool is that? I suppose that's pretty cool. Wow, you're not as pumped as I am. About I just have to be a little against you I can't just fall in line with whatever you say not on everything. Sometimes it can. Be Good with it. Mission yeah, that's a great thing. It's GONNA be awesome. I can't wait. Permission did I. Did I take away your permission to. Have my own thoughts. I didn't over remember that. I signed the contract I. Remember that happening. Right, but I don't recall those words being at their than chapter five articles six way down in their. Crazy crazy stuff, Hey! We've got so much to talk about on this program. We've got in fact, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch off for segment to they are going to just crazy. Get US ready for for Indianapolis this coming weekend we've got to you know Kurt Busch Making a seven hundred start, Kevin! Harvick is a winner from last week. Anna Pocono and the indy winner from last year. so lots lots going on with that. We've got Rowdy Dragon are fantasy. Fantasy Nascar Guy later on in the program. We've got Jimmy Johnson crazy news coming up all my Gosh, what a show won't it's it's it's it's packed. It's a pack program as as they have been. Yeah, I mean that's a pretty good point. We've had some pretty solid shows. There's a lot going on. We're making up for a lot of a lot of lost time and man it's been it's been quite a season. It's been quite a year. Year for everyone in general, not just NASCAR but just all around the entire planet of Earth It's been a pretty wild year twenty twenty one. We all remember I think let's hope this continues the the The racing part of that anyway. Right up the other bad snow. That's been happening. That's pretty awful all right well. Why don't we get in Pocono raceway? If if we have time we have let's do that. Yeah, yeah, we probably should. Should, we had double shot by the way of NASCAR. Cup, Tasers Pocono Blue which was on the original schedule this way. It wasn't like we did this out of panic from the covid thing, it was already going to be like this. Yeah, that's a big point to may make. Because we were getting used to the couple races a weekend, double weekends, and all of a sudden this came on, and Oh, it's just you know now it's normal. Yeah and so on Saturday was Denny Hamlin, who finished second Kevin Harvick picked up his first career. Pocono win over Pocono Ace. Didn't a ham on like I just said. Here's Kevin Harvick everybody from Stewart Haas racing has has done a great job. We've had really fast cars. Every time we come to Pocono just hadn't got the victory lane so definitely awesome to get to victory lane today with our Bush Beer Ford is really out of all the men women at at Stewart, Haas racing or everything that they're doing. I know we're bringing really fast. Race parts to the racetrack under really tough circumstances and. The, best part is were capitalizing on them and and getting victory lane so definitely definitely proud of everybody Haas and we've got more from Kevin, harvick double shot of pocono racing and a double shot of Kevin Harvick I'm not doing anymore celebrations it's. With not out there to to celebrate with so until vans come back, I'm not doing on an on the car on doing any of that stuff. Because it just it doesn't feel right, not having my team in Victory Lane, it doesn't feel right with all the emotion from the fans to share your emotion and all the things that you have from. The inside the race car in and be excited about everything that was going on at. Race, you get out to silence so We miss the fans we miss. I missed my team of being able to be right in there with us. Because those are the guys gals that are that are making it happen. It's tough. To. Elbow bumper wave at him and. I didn't mean after the race probably back the on trying to figure out how he's going to make the car better tomorrow so. He's wired so just really out of, but it's definitely definitely a strange strange time, not being able to sit up exciting Harvick's third win of the season fifty second career, and at this point of the weekend he was tied with Denny. Hamlin for the points lead. Is that right? That doesn't seem right. That seems weird, but Harvard has been on a pretty good streak I think he's got top tens and all but one race this year, so I could see it, but that has to be wrong because I have the point standings here after the second race. And he's V new.
"indycar" Discussed on Jim Beaver's Project Action
"Well you all that being said obviously, you know Texas. came out. You're sitting really pretty in the points right now you know, and obviously we're only one round deep, but looking at the schedule you know I. It's Kinda thrown a wrench in everybody's plans. Because you guys kind of had the schedule lined out. You know what I mean, and and in preseason mindset of the rhythm of the season, and all that's kind of been broken apart now you know, and now everything's Kinda thrown up in a blender, and we've got the month of May, and August and all kinds of craziness. Going on, you know, and it's like how's that affected you in in you and the team? I mean because you had preseason. Flow the season would be, and now it's kind of like you guys are completely. You know everybody's kind of throwing it as blender and really not knowing what to expect. Or you know I think. Should pool from maybe some of your dirt explaining it. Next quarter you know just. You know turn by turn, and just trying to be as flexible possible, but you know I the thing. I like about it so much. Is that you know Texas especially being a one day show, people thought it'd be a disadvantage for the guys like myself. Growing have a couple of years under our belts, but really it was kind of an advantage because you know. We only got one session to go out there and run the car. And it, usually the second or third session of the guys like Dixon. Hunter A and power that they have twenty years of experience. They can come back from and be like okay. These are the little details I really need to focus on. So I think having things off. Rhythm is a little bit of a level playing field for a lot of younger guys. just because you know we don't have you know fifteen years of an indycar schedule programmed into our heads. It's just we're still kind of taking it day by day and I think you know we're just happy to be back from the race car I think that's the biggest thing it doesn't matter. If we had to do seventeen races in one day, you know I think all of us are just. This one time has given us something. It's just given us that appreciation for driving not that we have lost, but we didn't focus on as much before you and I think that's funny. You mentioned that because that was actually one of the things I know me as a driver, an offroad, obviously you in Indycar drivers are all of created equal in in a sense where I think we took for granted a lot of things in our careers. You know and it's like something gets taken away even. Even, if it was just a couple of months, and you really start salivating for, and it makes you appreciate not only that, but you know fans and everything else i. mean you guys just ran a race at Texas Motor? speedway that you normally would have a a packed house and there was nobody there and outside of your teams, and and a few select media personnel. You know it's I think this whole thing coming out of at the other side I think it's really given US A. Lot more appreciation for what we have and one things do happen like fans coming back and things like that. I think it's GonNa give us even not that we didn't appreciate fans before, but now you know we really appreciate them. You know you know. That's exactly right. I think you know everything in life that we're doing. You know you don't truly understand it until you take a step back and get to view it from a different perspective. And I think especially with this. I think that we all had. A lot of us, you know it's our livelihood. What we we do each week so for us all to be forced to take a step back and start appreciating it from a completely different angle, and a longing for it I think yeah, just made the passion for it. All grow a little bit deeper I know in that time I went back and revisited all of my favorite raising is I watched you know like six or seven years old and you know I just I became merely a fan again, and then I got to remember. Oh cool I go to Texas and like five days, so you know it was. It was a reward after a long break of just. Sitting and thinking about racing well and I think that's one thing that's funny because I think. Everybody Away I've done a lot of interviews and we're still kind of coming out of it, but I I feel like everybody we we've. We've got to show more of our personality through social media and things like that because we didn't really didn't have racing to talk about you know so. It was like people got creative. With their social media, and what they were doing behind the scenes, and I feel like fans now have actually got. A deep appreciation for drivers because they've got to see sides of these drivers that maybe they didn't get to see before you know. Yeah man I mean I. I feel the girlfriend. We built a van over the winter and you know basically like. Rock climbing backpacking out of a you know when we went to Saint Pete it was probably like sixty percent complete and It was time off. Definitely gave a lot of time to get the thing close I think we're like ninety percents. finished with it now. So you know I do appreciate that, but yeah, that's the funny thing is I see so? So many requests now my could earn my instagram for non relate non racing related things. It's you know. Hey, where you been climbing at or house, the van coming along you know what else are GonNa? Do to it so I think yeah, we definitely opened up more of a personal life in the past three years or three months. Say because. Well you know life goes on, and we don't have raising talk about You know we're still people we we still have things to do. And I think that's been fun, so I hope a lot of. Don't lose that once we get back into the heart of racing, you know I've always been more open with the things that we're doing, but it's fun to see things like you know Dixon and power just hanging out with their kids and being a dad. You know it's little stuff like that I. Think Connects Connects everyone. Well, I will say you know. There was a little bit of racing. That happened during during. You know kind of the months off. Obviously you know indycar an IRA saying got together and did some stuff and I do have to Mitch and I mean you know you did finish top ten during at indy during the month of May you know so, that is something Zach. Yeah. I think we've finished top ten Moteki I close in Michigan. Yeah, the, so you know. That was fun. It was it made it kind go by a lot faster. Say before I racing thing came back. you know the Whiz felt very long, and then all of us started logging six hour days practicing down in our little. Dungeons and basements they could then Yeah, you'd look up and you'd be like. It's Friday or any okay cool. I go racing again, so you know luckily I? Don't think all the time we all spend on. Them didn't call too many divorces in the racing. but the fun thing at the end of it. We had a wives and girlfriends race, where all of our off better half got to get on the semi, and compete against each other and I think of a whole everything thing, that's probably my most enjoyable moment, just just letting them see kind of a little bit into our world and and just step into a coaching role to or just you know. Helping people along I think we all kind of. Fun! I will tell you and I know obviously he's a good friend of both of ours but poor. Alex Rossi I know he did a couple of my off-road events to and. He. Just I think he's one of those guys that. If there's anybody that's thankful to get back behind the wheel of a real race car is definitely Alex Rossi because he doesn't have a second career racer like I throw Alex. But his SIM racing career, it needs to be shelved. Same though. Like the oval 'cause like relatively anyone jump on the fence and go fast. All the ovals 'cause like the fix setups or good, but on the road courses Rossi and I really like together for like three seconds off the pro like send guys more like all right. This is embarrassing for you know. We were laughing at that Texas. You're like. When's the last time you touched your back and I was like Chequered flag at Indianapolis. What I think, we had so much sim racing. You know in six weeks. We're on it. You know every day basically practicing that once we saw light at the inventory real racing where we all took a big step back to. To take some time off because I think we all took it too seriously, and we kind of the fun of it. Yeah and that's. That's the thing you know and I know like conor Daly had some fun with his.
IndyCar to close season at rescheduled St. Petersburg race
"Indy car plants to crown its champion on the streets of St Petersburg this season was supposed to start on the Tampa Bay St March fifteenth what had to be canceled because of the corona virus the season is now set to start on June sixth at Texas motor speedway with the Indianapolis five hundred rescheduled for August twenty third the season finale set for October twenty
"indycar" Discussed on Jim Beaver's Project Action
"We're talking about you know your twenty twenty that you've got lined up and this fulltime riot and how important was twenty nineteen in that you a lot of drivers. Things don't work their way. They kind of just fe fade away. And just wait for that phone call and they start sending emails. They're not really. You know. I GUESS. You know in in. Pick BILL'S PICTURE. But you on the other hand you went. You know you picked up some rides here and there. Obviously you had a great run at indy. You did some stuff with midgets the Chili Bowl. Obviously you were talking about the Lamborghini series. You know. I know you were driving. What the the two seater. When you got a chance I mean how was that like staying in front of people you know how. How important was everything? We're doing and staying in the public eye. Did that help bring this ride in two thousand twenty together into really humbling experience. I mean you go from two years in a row of being. You know being the guy at the team. You're working working towards winning races. We were on the Party. My rookie year called so good twenty seventeen. I thought it was a building year into You know it's you're a three year deal with. This team really really enjoyed working with the guys that foyt And they they needed a financial solution that I didn't have And I end up literally a fish out of water So I it's tough. It's awkward it's annoying You know I you know showing up driving to Cedar or just walking around seeing all my friends doing what I love to do. And I can't do it Really tough so I see how it would be hard for others potentially go through that or even you know as an ego thing like kind of having your ego crushed and kind of going back walking around in a in a polo jeans every weekend But but it was what was necessary and honestly it was totally worth it. I mean to be back now. Full time I mean. I have so many goals that I want to accomplish still I want. I've been dying to get in the car at some of these track that I felt. I was quite strong and twenty sixteen rookie air. And I'm just I'm so pumped it was worth it. It's a very humbling experience. It's it's not. It's not what I want to have to go through again but you know I appreciate those for sure who you know who helped me out and who got me to the race track. Who let me stay on their couch in their hotel rooms race weekend at times Just to be there. Well I WANNA ask too because I had guests on the show. What are we talking few months back when his new TV show is debuting? Got Derek Feeler really well and I think one of the cool things about you is wearing the polo jeans. You're actually able to be an ambassador for Indycar and and then some of the charities and different organizations you work with you know but I know Derek Theater. I had him on the show. This is a motorsport show is like conor daily. I'm like Yeah Dude. I know counter day. Ladies I do that guy is awesome. You know and so I start looking at things. I look at things like that and like it did give you some opportunity to meet some people from other walks of life when you're full-time just wearing the suit concentrating on racing. You probably didn't get a chance to meet you. Know Yeah. Bully and and getting to get into the sports you know I got to meet a couple of people doing now which is really cool and dare. Garrett's the Great Guy Obviously the connection there is you know he's a type one diabetic myself Now is really cool to talk about that and kind of you know become friends you know through you know through that and obviously I had him out to Portland last year which lasted about five hundred yards but but it was still really cool to have out there and I'm definitely GonNa add another race this year. Hopefully if we can we can have people at the but But yeah I I got to meet a lot of people thankfully I in the car was able to use me and a couple of different ways and I kept telling us it literally use me. You have access to me every weekend you can. You can do anything. I involved cleaning floors. I don't care I mean I'll talk a fan. Do whatever you do and I think again that the brand and build the brand a little bit and you know it all at all positive and end so going back. I guess we wrapping up the I. Racing and INDYCAR series. We're going to shift gears and started. June hopefully hopefully go racing at Texas but I guess we got a big one left for IRA sing. I mean I gotta wonder you know. Obviously there's racing indy. Five hundred how? How how? I guess it's not a five hundred miles. What do they call like the seventy laps or something like that? I can't remember but I mean I. Is this a big thing to win? It's India right. I mean if you win this is like a big thing. I mean you know you know how I mean. I know these guys are having fun with it if you win. It's cool but I mean how big would be winning. The I racing indy. Five hundred B I don't I don't really know to be honest. I see it as a As something that you know whoever spent ten thousand hours on it this week is probably GonNa win. I am I gonNa do that absolutely. Is anyone else doing it that I note nope? Alex hasn't even done a laugh yet. He doesn't want to do a laugh until Saturday. Which is definitely not optimal because we have a practice race later today so I don't know it. It's GONNA be interesting. I I don't think you can predict it. I think are people going to be a little bit more. You know focused and dedicated towards and try to be a little bit more aggressive. Yes Sir it's and people. It is special no matter what and I would love to win. I think that'd be awesome But you just never know. I mean it's you could so easily get wiped out in the crash lap one and you could so easily get disconnected from eating at all if something happens though it's It's GonNa be a fight. It's going to be a battle. They're going to be angry at other people and I hope that we make it through the whole thing and show up at the end with for well and go back talking about India. Let's talk about the real India. I mean it's been around in the late summer temperature. I mean it's going to be humid as hell in Indianapolis around that time. You're in Indiana boy. You understand that I mean you know what what what are. We looking at difference wise..
"indycar" Discussed on Jim Beaver's Project Action
"My good friend Conor. Daly got got my buddy conner daily on the line. I guess got to be a full time indycar driver this year but right now you're fulltime. Ira Sir my friend. How's everything going? Yeah it's an interesting title to Have never really expected that Yeah here we are. I mean. It's obviously a weird time can be alive right now. but We gotta do the best of what we got right now which is currently Video Games and steering wheels in our guest bedrooms in my case. It's pretty wild. I got a radio studio in my guest bedrooms. So there you go you know what I mean. It's we do what we gotta do to stay relevant right Yeah exactly I mean it is what it. W- you know I I. I've always been into video games. Love Video Games. I've always been called nerd but my friends but now a lot of the other drivers are putting in more hours than I do. So is this you know it's it's hilarious tables of turn. Everyone is now nerd and You know we're all competing like it's a real race every weekend because you know we're competitive here. Well you know it's funny. I had this conversation with somebody yesterday and I said you know out of everybody in motor sport. And we don't WanNa get into the guys who have definitely hurt their stock by the whole I racing thing but out of everybody in Motorsport. I said you know caught her. I said I said I appreciate him. Because I said you go into the indycar season and then you look a month and a half later. And I said Qatar's the one guy who's actually improved his stock because not only do we know you're bad ass indycar driver but now you've got this social following in the IRA and community and gaming. And everything else. Like I I don't know if there's a way to be successful in the middle of a pandemic somehow you figured out a way to stay relevant. Actually Improve Your stockman. I appreciate it man. I mean it. It's all about building brand. I mean every day even even when the world was you know was running as normal. You got to build your brand every day whether it's on me or whatever and I mean I've been on the twitch twitch stuff for a while but You know I never really played racing games. So it's not really been super appealing. I guess my core fan base But now enforced new so You know it's it's it's something my family's Roy I think you know I'm I'm still going to be streaming as much lower normally stream. You know when when this whole pandemic is over. I'll probably play a little bit more duty than I. Racing but I I'm not a huge fan of the area since then but I think probably still end up doing some mobile rations with some people because oval stuff fun but but yeah it's it's it's it's something you gotTa Think About Building Your brand twitch platform that we have is so great big fans engaged if people that support you are able to support you. You know multiple way on their platform. So I think it's I think that. Yeah well I ask her. Twit stream has become like its own thing. You know what I mean like. It's and you've got. I mean everybody talks about when you guys whether it be you know we had my offer event you guys have the rallycross stuff you got the indycar stuff but your stream. I mean and you got the usual suspects you and Alex and and travel and I chatter e POPs on their hinch does with some of the events things like that you know. It's like what I did this whole thing. You'd organized because now it's become like the place to go and when something's on everybody wants to tune into your twitch twitch feed just so they can hear the chaos yeah certainly. It's been surprising how much it's taken off by I think what ended up happening. Is You know. Obviously the INDYCAR guys we sort of all in my close friend released like I already knew that operate marriage. There already knew like I knew it. This scored the newer. We can get together and chat And then you know at least a hang out while we're doing this. Ira thing and then. I told everyone well. You know by the way treatment as well and they're like yeah whatever and then you know just kind of it kind went from there so I think it's you know it's a place where we can just be really honest and laugh at the same time is trying to compete And then all of a sudden our you know we got Travis Pastrana in there. We've got Chad read. Chad is a good friend of mine. We raised against the last year and the Lamborghini super series which was really cool. And I mean I've been Fan Chad for a long time. You guys. I was always number twenty two when I was growing up. That's mainly because my dad was twenty two at one point in Formula One but Chad's obviously rep the number twenty two for a long time. And he's he's been a legend. It's really cool to be a part of Of that little group of people and and it's been hilarious so coming out of this quarantine to be friends with Travis Pastrana inside read and and I think that's We can hang that up as life goal achieved you get to hang out with the trash. You got shot. It was a red bull video right at Indianapolis Motor speedway this winter. You're the you're one of the golfers in the video right so I know you can try. It traveled Hung out before and during that Red Bull. Shoot in the middle of like a frigid ass Indianapolis Winter. I know I. They did not know I was a driver or anything didn't travel once. I was purely used as an extra on the didn't even see Rossi that day literally. It was so cold that no one was really hanging out at the golf. That's the truth comes out of that video because I figured I was like. Oh that'd be a fun group to hang out with right now. Everybody that I've talked to. I think Liza said that was like literally one of the coldest days ever to be out there filming. She's like no. Don't WanNa do it again. Well terrible honestly. Great product gray finished product but Gal. It was a rough day. Well let's talk a little bit about twenty twenty Max we'll come back to the IRA stuff in a minute. But I know this was we had caught up but I know this was actually really until the rug got pulled out from all of us and eight will still be an epic year for you. You're one of the guys I know you've obviously last year. You found some numerous homes had a great run in Indianapolis finished tenth. There you know coming into the season though I mean you know you picked up that ride with with ECR which was for all the all the road and street courses plus Andy which have you stoked man because ECR indy. I mean that's you know that's a car that can put it on the poll. You know and then you also brought Carlin for the remaining oversee. You somehow splice together a fulltime ride in indycar. I mean it wasn't in the normal traditional sense but you gotta to be pumped to be back fulltime in the INDYCAR series this year. Yeah I mean. We've been working on it for for years. I it's been in twenty seventeen. We've been full-time so it's really cool to to get back to that. It's it's been a long road it's been popped not really sure how it's you know. I didn't really know how it was. GonNa go times But the only reason I'm here airports I mean they're they're the only legitimate reason why I'm still in any driver which is You know which is which I'm really thankful for An incredible sponsor credible partner able to represent four And and yeah I mean it is going to be exciting. Do we get less races. Ask which is very similar to how you know. I assumed would you know I never would. I assume that there would be a pandemic when I re employed for full-time season but I sing. Something of this nature would happen. I do tend to have a monkey pets fine. I'm so sorry start. All those who've had their season dependent. It's probably my fault but it's GonNa be fun to great teams Carlos Awesome. I'm actually starting the season with Carlin. I up now because Texas is our first rate so that'll be the first time ever in my indycar career. I will have been with the same team but at the same track two years in a row so and so. It's GonNa be exciting to do that. And then When we get an carpenter racing team I can't wait a for those guys. It's been so fun to get to know everyone and I get to know better. They run such a great organization and I'm just I'm so pumped to get back. You know to real life. Well how does the schedule I mean? Obviously you guys. All you guys are professionals. You can adapt and overcome. But how does this new scheduled kind of throw a wrench in your plans? I mean you guys had everything planned out and obviously I know it. Probably the teams. I mean it's got them working double time trying to figure out logistics and everything else so this new new schedule you know. Use a driver. I mean you kind of had an idea of the way the the flow of the season was going to go things like that with tracks travel you know and the mix of ovals and road courses and things like that you know now all of a sudden we're starting out in Texas. I think we got. What a trio of dates in Indianapolis I mean. How is this changed the way you're approaching things just because it's completely different man? I mean month. May I mean we're playing we're playing? Ira Sing in the month of May. Something's weird you know. Yeah it's it's honestly like it does make me sad thing about You know I I have never in my life ever since I existed and the human. And they're not been an indy. Five hundred in the month of May is a every every year my life better track every year my life. I've you know I've been excited for the race of the fan and then a driver So it is. It is going to be mentally quite difficult. I think we go through the next couple of weeks But you know we. We do have something to afford. I mean we have we have sexist Jim. We have scheduled a fifteen races You know and and hopefully more maybe have more I mean I think it's a dynamic situation that is gonNA always change. Everyone's going to have to adapt. I think the toughest thing for me being with a new team with cardinals the fact that now testing is not allowed anymore. So you know. We were going to do a lot of questions throughout the year because the team the team doesn't cut corners at all. And we have you know. We had plenty of tax days lined up as much as we can do And now all that's gone and it's it's GonNa be very sure race weekends. It looks like potentially You know until we get things a little bit more back to normal so it's GonNa be really tough on drivers. Really tough on rookies It's going to be really tough. I think everyone's GonNa try and you know go. Bigger go home. Type of approach could be a lot of mistakes So you just gotTa hope you make it in the first. Few races is a bit of a information collecting journey and try to try to stay. Stay good point strategy. Stay up towards the Front And then really hit your stride mid season when one hundred is happening in August. So we'll see what happens. How how important was it?.
Travel to Senegal and The Gambia
"Welcome the image traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about West Africa. I like to welcome to the show. Brian Asher from the world hiker DOT COM. Who has come to talk to us about Senegal and the Gambia in West Africa? Brian Welcome to the show. Thank you thank you for having me. I know you were surprised that we had not previously done in episode of Amateur Traveler on this region and as we were talking about before we started recording. We don't get as many pitches but also there aren't as many travelers who tend to go to west Africa East Africa. Southern Africa tend to get a little more tourists in general. Why should someone go to that region before we focus in on Senegal? Gambia I think. West Africa's really vibrance several my friends. Who have been there for years in the Peace Corps? Said it's about the People? It's about the markets it's about the color it's about the way they treat you just the life that's on the streets of West Africa. I think we hear of animals. Safaris maybe eastern Southern Africa West. Africa's is really the beating hearts of the continents with some of the most populous countries in the fascinating region with lots of smaller countries grouped. In that you can visit In the whole region there will. We've chosen to talk about Senegal and the Gambia one. Because you've been there recently and we always try and focus on someplace. That wasn't a ten years ago trip. The you've been to all the countries in Africa. Yes four fifty four nations and Africa hats off to you. Thank you and people may be wondering why we're talking about the two of them. This is one of those very odd places where one country actually completely surrounds. The exactly the Gambia's inside of Senegal. So the Gumby has no other neighbors have Senegal to the North East. The South and the West is the ocean. So it's completely involved excellent. And why should someone go to Senegal Gambia? I think Senegal and the Gambia great introduction to Africa and especially to West Africa. They're safe countries. They're countries that are kind of a soft introduction. They're not quite as hard hitting some the other countries in west Africa. Very safe to visit for me. The the weather was very nice after coming from kind of more tropical and intense heat in the Sahara for example movement way across and the people. The people are very friendly. There's not vowed kind of lively music in the streets that you can listen to all the time and there is a decent number of Europeans between but a large French population. There's quite a few Lebanese. That live there a special indy car in the capital of Senegal. And it's it's very soft welcoming place that would not intimidate so I think most people when they think of Africa that would be a great place to start and by contrast. Then what you're saying is there's some of their neighbors. We're them might be a little more. You think twice about going because of poverty terrorism Civil war or disease. Yeah those those are the only reasons I can think of not to go to some of the areas over the last ten years at least in western Africa and I think the Transportation as well kind of infrastructure with having made my way of public transportation there are a lot of Africa can be extremely slow and the Senegal Gambia. Our little breath of fresh air to be able to get around quite a bit easier than the light of the countries in the region and I'm fascinated to hear about this. I have technically been indycar but really only in the airport. And they didn't let me off the plane so I really knew very little about the area. So what kind of itinerary would you recommend? I think that Senegal be the one that you'd want to spend more time in. The car has quite a bit to see in there quite a few beaches right there. Outside of the city I stayed in a neighborhood called walk. Tom Which is nicely placed next to the African Renaissance Monument which is the largest statue and all of Africa. That kind of looks down on the whole region there and Indycar and you can take a couple of really nice day trip south from the car so if you stayed there for two three or four days I think that would be an ideal amount of time to spend their most people like I went to a place called Goree Island which is very famous for being one of the biggest places that had slaves that were coming out to the Americas and you can learn a lot but the history. They're easy to walk around. There's a ferry that goes every couple hours to get there and place it almost everyone. The cousin Senegal visits during the first couple days sides stay for the car to three days with the city and the surrounding area and then a couple of days up to St Louis which is about four hours for five hours north by bus. Okay and you could spend a day or two. They're known for its famous. Saint Louis Arch known. Not that Saint. Louis Okay the other Saint Louis in Senegal. It takes a good six to eight hours going by bus. You could take a private car if you want. Or if you're on a tour to get down to the Gambia assume that's GONNA take up half or two thirds of a day and then I'd be down in Bonn Jewel and area right below it whether it's nice speeches and a monkey parking things for two to three days so I think you could easily piece together somewhere between eight and ten days which would be kind of a nice length of a visit between Senegal Gambia. Excellent so you started us into car and you mentioned going out to the island whose name I've already forgotten it's gory island heart ee. Eileen with just one of the biggest hubs for the slave trade and they have fairies that go out every couple hours and that's definitely Come a must do if you're in Dakar. I think almost anyone I've talked to has done not visit for half day or two thirds of the day and real easy to walk arounds. Thinks about a kilometre too long. And that's locals there with colorful art kids playing soccer in slave museums. That are there that you can visit as well and so I assume there's a fourth year which is where they keep the slaves locked up. Yes and what else are we going to do the two or three days in the car? How are we gonNA spend that you mentioned the monument and there's a couple of monuments there the country it's about ninety six percent Muslim and so there's several nice mosques to visit as well in the lot of fishermen that go out and I love think West Africa? One of the images of the coastal areas. Are these colorful fishing boats that you can see like dozens of guys sliding off into the water and then sliding back up with their catch from the day and there's a lot of seafood that they bring in so these real colorfully painted. Boats is one of the images that you'll see on the coast there in Indycar and their fishing from the there than rather than from okay and is there a place you would go to see that. There is a mosque called the mosque of the divinity which had a bunch of these colorful boats right next to it and it's right there in the car about five or ten minutes from where I was staying in the neighborhood of calm and I stayed AIRBNB. There's lots of airbnb options there for budget travelers and there's all different ranges of accommodation but there are inexpensive options for those looking for him as well and I stayed with a local man there and enjoyed always like state local people to give you all flavor of what it's like will what I usually find when we're talking about. Travelling in lesser developed areas of Africa is that we're talking about not an inexpensive flight to get in relatively expensive for the distance intra country flights inside of Africa. Compare for instance or a US but then really cheap food and really cheap housing. Is that right? Yeah that's true. And so that's the Pros and cons. I always way between local transport and the flights I think the flights between the Gambian cars forty minutes so in say but I just checked in it's still upwards of one hundred forty to one hundred eighty dollars for a forty minute one slight. It's not too bad for Africa standards. It can be a lot worse a lot worse or west African flights but bus. I WanNa say it was about eighteen dollars that took me there so you just have to pick and choose. What's worth more your your time or your money. Well and that is going to be an individual choice. Yeah another thing. A lot of people like to do is there's a pink lake there several of these in the world. There's one in Mexico unless Jerry I believe and there's one about Sarah outside of Dakar. That is is another kind of one of them. Must do things on the visit. That would take you maybe about a half day and so that is really really pick. Yeah if you look at pictures online. There's one called Rainbow Mountain in Peru or I don't know how much instagram or things put filters on it and this one depending on who's pictured is it's pink. It was quite pink but sometimes the pictures make it. Look even more amazingly think depend on. The season tends to be kind of lighter darker shades of pink. That has the salt miners. That are out there. And kind of local people selling artwork in tourist items. So and so this is Lake Ripa. Yes my GRANDPA Loch rose. I think in French shore the lake what it can go by. I would say gory. Islands and Pink Lake would be to half day trips. That would make sense to have with your day or so exploring around the car so to make it two or three days for the car and it strives. You might say
Melissa RoyDreams From Her Father
"Hey now I am bureau host ric and this episode with guest. Melissa Roy was recorded back in late February while there was ample concerned in regard to cove it at that time especially in a place like China in much of the world. Business went about as normal in fact. I left Bangkok on March. Second to start an eight week trip. That would take the Berlin for two conferences West Africa for a month and then a couple of weeks in Yerevan for my annual visit. All these plans were made in vain. My to conferences and Berlin were cancelled including travel massive form. As I was on my flight after Bruin then went and met my friends. Indycar for the start of our road trip on March fifteenth on her first day Gambia. We had a team dinner where we decided to cancel the trip into leave. Banjul the following day. While I was really disappointed in just several more days this look like in the stupid decision borders inflates began to close and cancel like dominoes. I'm now in Bangkok self quarantining. And of course social distancing prior to the STREP trip I recorded and finished episodes April May and June but made sense to re record this opening introduction to be more attuned to current situations. So I'm wishing everyone safe health. I encourage you to listen to fact Bay signed and I hope for a quick end to this virus which threatens many as well as the global economy speaking to like minded people like you. This is an odd time for many of us so often we're on a trip and if not planning for the next one this passion for expiration is part of our DNA and many for many of us. It's a tremendous personal frustration to be walked at home or even stranded in a foreign will cow. Whatever you can do try and make this time fruitful and productive in reach out to your loved ones friends and even strangers to lend a hand and now back to our regularly scheduled interview. I reached out to Melissa. Shortly after she announced her complement of traveling every country in the world social media traditional media began reporting that she was the first woman of South Asian heritage to complete this quest on cannon countries. I'm always looking for diverse voices whether that's nationality ethnicity religion or any other differentiator and it's great to get other perspectives. A reminder my monthly reminder coun- countries is part of Petri on you can be a great supporter like Steph road. Ted mims be some miles Ryan dashed or Stephen Rothwell and Adam Hickman. They get to listen to extra content like the extra interview. I did with Melissa only for them. Untamed borders is the sponsor of counting countries focuses on challenging locations for those chasing one ninety three James and I decided to replace the interview. We had previously recorded in regard to my visit to Afghanistan within updated interview on the current situation. Please listen then to James Wilcox founder of untamed borders James. Welcome back to counting countries This time we are having you back to give us an update and more challenging in dire times with Cova. Nineteen in your intro goal. Part of the travel community stream travel community. You're taking us to places which are really challenging locations so first of all I want to check in with you and see you're doing and how things are in the UK May personally I'm fine. actually been Last week so who knows what that actually What that actually is but as far as Healthwise the team The guy on the stuff that we use the countries who many people may have met whilst in in other circumstances of fine and obviously the you know the reality of the world has changed kind of shown travel leisure To be as important as it radiates in the in the grand scheme of life which is which is not that important but generally weight. Well I hope you'll your cash flow vic. Thanks James Yep am self quarantining and social distancing as we speak so this covert thing just seemed to really accelerate very quickly When things really started hitting the fan were any of your trips In action at that point. Did you have to close trips out early? Evacuate People What was the situation? Yeah exactly what I think. The the weekend of I think it was the fourteenth fifteenth of March around that weekend Things inching to accelerate very quickly. We had a good trip to Syria Which was due to start on that weekend and we we with. I think about thirty six hours before it started really had a couple of guests had arrived in Lebanon on that trip. We had a good trip to south. Sudan was finishing event that we can. We had one guest Continuing onto a national park in the far south of South Sudan and we had to call him back early to make sure he could leave Juba Juba F. O. Had a tip from someone from the UN that the EPA was going to close on Monday night so we had to get that person out at one of our team who was on that trip Is is accusing self contained in South Africa at the moment So yet that we can things did seem to. Things did accelerate Very quickly and as soon as we sold that we we did anticipate that travel was going to be restricted due to coke in nineteen With with total guests trips coming up at the we had concerned we wanted to in this situation but that we candidate accelerate very fast. As I'm sure you will what How was it with you around that time it? Yeah somewhat of a similar circumstance timeline wise. I was in Senegal Gambia. Over March fifteenth or so Sunday In after we crossed into Gambia on the evening of the fifteenth Me In the fellow. Travelers IS WITH. We kind of had a team dinner and we cancelled we build on our month trip to. West Africa and flew home on the sixteenth Monday and got a directly direct flight OUTTA Gambia to to Turkey and onwards to Bangkok James so just give us kind of a brief update of the trips that were already in place so to speak but How's this affecting untamed borders right now. What's what's this mean to the business. I mean the May decide Travel any description in the show. Possibly to medium-term is just not going to happen and when travel begins it will be you know. People start traveling again Who knows when that will start at who knows when that will stop being to some of the areas that we We guided so for the moment We people with upcoming trips. Having given the option to to cancel to move their trips to late nights. We've got people who've moved onto trips towards the end of twenty twenty meeting trips into twenty twenty one so we're planning We're hoping that we will be able to resume in the in the medium term but we Planning the tangle this will be solid enough and resilience enough to take a long pause out and ready to go it again. Um whenever trouble begins as you know. I've got extremism connection especially with Afghanistan Pakistan and when travel begins again will be will be guiding again It might mean that. Have to do some other. Bits and bobs and make ends meet and things like that in the meantime But we back. We will be guiding assumes. We're able to
IndyCar manufacturer is pitching in to produce PPE for medical staff during the pandemic
"Just blocks from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the Lara Indy car factory builds the cars that compete in the five hundred but with racing delayed to Lara's Bryce Morris says the company is using a specialized machinery to cut fabric used for gals in short supply at one of the city's largest hospitals very simple process it's all electronically done we just have a couple guys lay the sheets of material under the table and press the button and you know then after a few minutes you've got twenty five gallon kits basically ready to be sold together the material goes to another local company which does the actual sewing twenty five hundred gallons is the goal Tom McCabe Indianapolis
Quarantine GP Review
"China's in the last couple of weeks we had the trailing curl pray. We then had the canceled postponed in the end. The Bahrain growing praise just when he thought the bar and Grill impre. We wouldn't have to sit through it. I think there were a bad literally three or four different visions all right most of rice in the digital world at some point. I have an aunt in rally on Monday morning. It's incredible because we obviously deciding what to do for this podcast. You might have noticed. This not really eighty four. This time. We thought we'd go and have a look at what happened in the racing world overnight. I did say one of the many Bahrain Grand Prix but I didn't realize to looking it up. How bloody many of these things? They were overnight. Candidate isn't there. Some kind of is this because of competition law like what's GonNa do. We have to have five different ones. Have One this is why they just be one. Formula One and INDYCAR and champ schism that American open wheel racing had prove. It just doesn't work. We just need one dictator shifts to rule all of the one of the one. And that's it. So this is what's happened. We've had three unsanctioned run divisions of the Byron Parade ever on trying to put the writing sponsors on their own cars and this is like wealthy with cricket. Seriously these exactly what it's like except somehow the only common thread. He's lander Doris who's either all of them. Except when he's Internet connections not working. He's on the post of rolling on the media for all of them. Somehow I say somehow he's managed to compete in older rises. I only had to stay. Home and asks the organizers to not have them clash so I guess it's actually very achievable also Nicholas. Latifi was in all of them as well as far as I can tell and also Nico convert. Actually he's on the postal one of them but I can't tell if he actually competed in it. It's a bit confused. Yeah well for all we know could have been just the Landau Norris. At one point in the form of the one vision wasn't physically can pay the Digital Ladda. Toco away presumably. He must've piked the former. Do something else on. Twitch could do more than one strain but you know. This is linear and scary. Well that we would leave
NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway postponed
"NASCAR indycar suspending racing for the time being with some teams already at the track another still in route NASCAR made the decision to postpone this weekend's racing action at Atlanta motor speedway as well as next weekend's event at homestead Miami speedway the decision was made in response to the continued spread the coded nineteen virus and its impact across the globe in a statement the sanctioning body said we believe this decision is in the best interest of the safety and well being of our pants competitors officials and everyone associated with our sport
'Right now is strange' - NASCAR and IndyCar call off racing
"The NASCAR race that had been scheduled for Sunday in Atlanta has been postponed as is the next one in Miami indycar racing has been suspended through April English premier league soccer will take a hiatus until April
'Right now is strange' - NASCAR and IndyCar call off racing
"The with Federal some teams Aviation already at the Administration track in other still is investigating in route NASCAR a twelve made the decision inch crack to postpone that ruptured this weekend's the skin racing action on a Boeing at Atlanta seven motor thirty speedway seven jet as well operated as next by weekend's Southwest event at Airlines homestead Miami the cost speedway the jet to the gradually decision was lose made cabin in response pressure to the continued the incident spread the occurred coded Monday nineteen on virus a flight and from its Las impact Vegas across to Boise the globe Idaho in a statement according to flight the sanctioning records body the said pilots we initiated believe this decision a rapid is six in the best minute interest descent of the safety from thirty and nine well thousand being of our feet fans to competitors a safe cabin officials pressure at and twenty everyone two associated thousand feet with our sport southwest the Indy and car the FAA racing series say also oxygen announced it masks was postponing did not all deploy races in through the passenger April beginning cabin this weekend the jet landed I'm safely Jerry Jordan in Boise I might cross yep
NASCAR postpones next two races in Atlanta and Miami. IndyCar cancels next four races
"NASCAR has postponed race events in Atlanta this weekend and Miami next weekend and in golf the masters has been postponed along with alternate juror all tour events through the beginning
Here’s everything you need to know about how the coronavirus is affecting sports & entertainment
"Meantime the respiratory illness is canceled many major sporting events as an attempt to practice social distancing to protect against the virus came over across the sports landscape with the NBA suspending its season on Wednesday the NHL followed suit yesterday pausing played with the hope of resuming Major League Soccer is going to take a pause for thirty days some of the baseball season delayed at least two weeks with a spring training is suspended and the PGA tour shut down until at least the masters that's in April the news coming right in the middle of the Players Championship which was canceled after the first round racing events like indycar and NASCAR set to continue but without anyone in the stands and with March madness less than a week away perhaps the biggest hit was a cancellation of the NC double a men's and women's basketball tournaments with the entertainment industry is also taking a hit with several new releases being pushed back for months meantime all Disney theme parks worldwide and both universal studios in the U. S. will be closed in an effort to prevent the further spread of the
Coronavirus shuts down sports: MLB pushes opening day, NHL suspended
"The current virus has canceled many major sporting events as an attempt to practice social distance dense distancing to protect against the virus came over across the sports landscape with the NBA suspending its season on Wednesday the NHL followed suit yesterday pausing play with the hope of resuming Major League Soccer is going to take a pause for thirty days some of the baseball season delayed at least two weeks with a spring training is suspended and the PGA tour shut down until at least the masters that's in April the news coming right in the middle of the Players Championship which was canceled after the first round racing events like indycar and NASCAR set to continue but without anyone in the stands and with March madness less than a week away perhaps the biggest hit was a cancellation of the NC double a men's and women's basketball
Newman injuries not life-threatening after crash
"Backend again dates just what everybody's talking about here on social media the Daytona five hundred and that awful crashing Ryan Newman yeah I'll tell you some it did was frightening to watch if you see the replays it's hard to believe that Ryan Newman actually survived and good news that he is actually doing okay with non life threatening injuries in a hospital but everyone who follows NASCAR or indycar racing knows the dangers the sport there been so many accidents over the years a number of deaths today on the final lap of the Daytona five hundred frightening moment described by fox TV's Mike joy and Jeff Gordon turn for the final time news comes on the line comes to rest a fist bump from Denny Hamlin who has won the Daytona five hundred for the second year you could tell the
Danica Patrick on Creating Goals That Last
"Patrick is one of the most recognizable professional female athletes in the world. She succeeded in the male dominated. Industry of professional motor. Sports broke the record for the most top ten finishes of any female in the NASCAR. Actually she almost has too many first female to titles to count. She's been named Time's one hundred. Most influential people list appeared in fourteen Super Bowl ads and grace the cover of sports illustrated. She may have retired from racing. But it's far from slowing down. Danika is also a winemaker clothing designer author and most recently a podcast host. We are so excited to have you Danika. Welcome to the couch. Thanks I'm on a chair. Technically you're we are on the couch. You're on the chair to the chair. Dang it okay edit it is take that as a lawyer would say so they ride it for us to talk to you one of the most celebrated drivers of all time because you were talking to people that are the worst drivers of all time so it just feels like this is a big moment for us. Yeah do you guys have cars. No I had to get better at driving licences which is scary that we were given honestly. I remember when I got my license. I got my license. The day I turned sixteen. You can take classes in school drivers identifiable or or drive right as I believe it was called when I was growing up which is out of school so that you can time it right to get it on your birthday as opposed to waiting till the end of the semester stor anyway so I get my license and I think that I scared my driving instructor because I usually didn't slow down until the car in front mm-hmm backed up as in like I saw tail lights but until they are actually closing the distance between my front bumper and his rear bumper. I didn't break and I freaked him out. Okay I want to get into your background. Just Skim your resume for us. I grew up in Northern Illinois. I was actually born in Wisconsin. Born in beloit late Wisconsin grew up in south boy and I started racing. Go karts when I was ten. My Mom and dad met on a blind date at a race. Some like my mom has been going to the racetrack and my dad has been racing racing since he was a kid. I came along not far after My parents Probably I think they got married in nineteen eighty. There were twenty one. I came along about twenty two years old old and then I started racing at ten and at sixteen I moved to England lived there for three years racing. I left highschool my junior year and got my ged. My good enough diploma And at that point in time thought man I better make this racing thing work and came back to the states. Didn't have a job for a couple of years. But then got taken in by Bobby Ray Hall Hall. Who is a guy who used to race indy cars and had an Indycar team and he started a lower level team for me and that went well and then two years of that and I was racing? Indy cars ours and then I did any cars for seven years and then I RACE NASCAR. For about seven years. There was a little overlap in them but I did each of them for about that long and retired tired in two thousand eighteen super easy. So that's great. I WanNa talk about all this. I have so many questions for you before we kind of dive into how a passion and a hobby became not only your career but really a historic moment for female athletes. What is not on in your wicked pedia or website that we should know about you? I don't know what's on my wikipedia at one point in time on my wikipedia. I went to college. So that's sure as Hell L. Notch as I only have. Ged Did you ever think about going to college. Now Well when I was a kid when I was ten when I started racing I thought I would go to college for engineering so I could learn how to work on my car Because I want to be a race car driver but that was ten and then probably by eleven. I stopped thinking about that. You you had other things now. What do you consider your driving force Pun intended my dreams? I'm just kind of a dreamer so I like to do things. At their furthest extent goals that go beyond something. I think it's important to have goals that. Go beyond the obvious What's the pride of the simplest example is my winery so I make a wine? The name of the wine is SOM- NEOM which mainstream in Latin and if my goal Oh was to make money which I haven't done yet and it's been ten years I would have sold it a long time ago right because that's dumb business but my the goal is not to make money. I believe it will when I- -CCOMPLISH my other goal which is to help people come together from wine To to share and put their phones away and connect like we just don't do so well anymore To go to the valley and Experience Napa Valley and experience since how wonderful it is to just be nature and understand the farming and understand the details of everything the romance of popping the Cork like just the whole thing so so I want to share. That experience helped people. Just feel that. And that's what made me fall in love with it and why I wanted to winery. So that's really my ultimate goal. If it my goal was to make money I would have sold it right so you know. Just have a goal that goes beyond. Let's say another example be fitness if my goal was to lose weight well. What do you do once you've done that? My goal is is to challenge my mind so it keeps me going back into the gym to make up new workout. See what else I can do. See how far or I can push myself Create new challenges new goals like I love the mental challenge of it but if my goal was to be fit well I'm fit now what you're done done. It's like weight. Loss with eating. My goal is to feel good so if my goal is just to lose weight through eating and I do that. Then what you'll never not wanna feel-good I'd eat to feel good. That never ends so. It's about creating a goal that goes beyond something either obvious or more
Penske buys IndyCar and Indy Motor Speedway
"Eight it's a move that has shocked the auto racing world both the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the indycar series have new owners Tony home and bought what was a dilapidated and largely abandoned speedway in nineteen forty five bringing racing back to Indianapolis after a four year break because of World War two and turning it into a modern day sports icon the sale to Penske entertainment corporation ends a seventy four year reign by the home and family and begins a new era under the winningest team owner in the Indy five hundred history as part of the deal Penske will also own all the spin off subsidiaries including the indycar series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Racing mogul Roger Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar Series
"Well a piece of auto racing history is changing hands the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy car racing series have been purchased by billionaire Roger Penske the famed race track has been owned by the family of Tony Holman who bought the rundown speedway in nineteen forty five Penske is the winningest team owner in Indianapolis five hundred history with eighteen victories Penske has missed only six Indy five hundred since nineteen fifty one when he attended his first race with his father Jim chrysalis
"indycar" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"To this week's down and dirty radio show powered by Polaris or razor. Thanks to all you guys is for tuning in once again to one of the best damn motor sports radio shows on the planet at least judging by rankings. I guess it's a bit of a Self self-serving intro there but anyways thank you guys for tuning in we got another one another another two hours of of of a lot of fun. That's for for sure I know today. We've got a very very special guest especially with its Major League Baseball playoff time so I thought what better to get a steinbrenner on her. Yes you know Steinbrenner's from the New York Yankees fame yes we got George Steinbrenner on the show today he is an indycar owner one of the youngest indycar owners in history and he is my guest today. We're GONNA talk INDYCAR. We'll probably talk a little bit about Yankees and Major League Baseball got to the Industry St motorsports industry. Is We know how he got started here. you know his friendship with the you know in Colton her to this young shredder of an athlete who has just destroying everything in indycar right now you know blowing people's minds and now I don't know just a really really great great opportunity to have George Steinbrenner on the show today so definitely looking forward to that we've also got a big big segment with power rankings also going to dive into some offer offer news with tiffany stone. I know on my other show the offroad edition for you offroad fans as podcasts at that up. We've got West Miller botch champ this week on that that show and man. We've got what I'm podcast one on Project Action We got Sonia Deville or terrier baron auto or Netto. I know who is who is on the new e total divas you know her from. WWe Fame anyways man. We've got stacked up on all three shows this week but right now. It's all about the down attorney radio show. 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NASCAR America Fan Friday: Josef Newgarden
"Hey rutledge. Where are you KRISTA. I'm I am here on pit road and Fan. Friday is continuing because Joseph New Garden is here with his indycar and he's about to take some laps around Charlotte Motor speedway here the Robo and when I say Fan Friday. It's not just fans of racing. It's people that are in racing. Good are also fans of people like Joseph New Garden. How about the crew chief that just got the Paul Chad Canal. Just stop by a minute ago to come say hi to Joseph each so cool to see this out here every photographers out here everybody that has a minute. That's not working on a cup car. Believe is out here right now watching this but they right now. They're not sure how many laps are going to get. They put the red sticker tires on here. which a little bit stickier? This is actually carly. Simon Paseo ran last week at Laguna Seca. They re wrapped. It and you mentioned earlier during qualifying. This Michelle wanted to do but really exciting. We're going to try try to talk to him after the lapse which could be two it could be eight or he may just pull the Richard Petty move and go until they black flag them thus delaying the afternoons activities you. I really have no idea here could go either way guys. That's what I thought. I thought maybe he'll do what the king did and just stay out there so we look forward to seeing Joseph new garden out there in an Indycar in just a little bit Mike Right said he's going to be right there and try to talk to his
ESPN's 'Qualified' Highlights Boundary-Breaking Race Car Driver Janet Guthrie
"Return our attention to the world of motor sports, which has the rare distinction as being one of the sports where men and women are sensually on a level playing field in that body strength and physical speed take a back seat to focus precision and skill and yet women have struggled to break through at the highest levels of motor sports. That is the topic of the latest thirty for thirty film. It's called qualified. It used to be and women can't do it. They don't have the strength. They don't have the endurance. They're gonna endanger lives. You don't hear that anymore. What you do. Here is they're never gonna win. Then believe me if I didn't think I could win I would quit. But I do think I can win for four year stretch starting in nineteen seventy seven Janet Guthrie attempted to accomplish where women had never done qualify for and win the world's most famous race. The Indianapolis five hundred unsurprisingly she faced a ton of resistance, we'll five or six other rookies year. And she gets all attention, and they don't get nothing. Do you think she'll be able to last six hundred mile? No. No. What was surprising to the establishment was how good of a research at Guthrie actually what's despite inferior equipment funding that paled in comparison to some of the other teams and open hostility from her male competitors. Guthrie not only qualified, but earned a top ten finish in nineteen seventy within two years. She finished ahead. Mario andretti. The lady can literally with one hand tied behind her back with them in. On today's episode. Look at Janet Guthrie struggles her achievements her determination and how her career suddenly stalled out the director of qualified generic, and her producer, Carolina Waterlo will join me in a moment. But first, it is my pleasure. To say Hello to the legend herself Janet Guthrie, welcome to the thirty for thirty podcasts. And congratulations on this film will thank you. It's a pleasure to be here. So I want to get into the film when your career, but I was wondering if you could just describe what it's like to drive an IndyCar. Well, there's nothing that I know of that require is such focus without a lapse for such a long time, because you can't afford to make small mistakes, because small mistakes have shot at turning into unseemly mishaps. You're trying to beat the next guy end of the corner, but you're not going to put him in the wall. In order to do it. Hang on. John is still doing quite well second, Indianapolis five hundred AJ just one place in front of. Treaded guthrie. So it's a very interesting combination of competition. And yet, you're responsible for the well being of the person you're competing against. I don't know anything like it really. Anything can happen. One of the things I learned from the film that you grew up. You learn how to fly you parachuted. But in your answer, just then you didn't say anything along the lines of. Well, I am a thrill seeker. And I really liked going fast or something like that. I mean so where does that fit into to the appeal? Well, I guess I was born at venturous and grew up in sufficiently socialized of flying was great fun. What of the elements is that this wonderful machinery, the airplanes the race carries in able women to compete right out there, the level of human ability, because the broad shoulders and big muscles, don't count. That's part of the appeal finding out what it's like out there the limits of human capability, so this may be naive question. But why was it so hard to make that case throughout the seventies that this isn't about physical broad shoulders in the way that you just described this is about folk? This and all the things that aren't sort of inherently different between men and women. Oh, mythology. I'm afraid actually I had been racing sports car is for women had always participated. I'd been doing that kind of thing for thirteen years. And I could count the problems on the fingers of one hand that had anything to do with my being a woman, it just really wasn't an issue. So to come in to the top levels of racing and this country IndyCar racing and NASCAR Cup racing. And discover the not everybody thought that way was a quite as apprise actually when you were trying to break in. Did you get a sense that there was sort of actual misogyny at place, or was it more just like we have an old boys club here? We like our little network, and now trying to crash the party. Well, unfortunately, what was being said, was along. The lines of women did have strength women don't have the endurance. Women don't. Ev the emotional stability, Iman are going to endanger our lives times. It made made a mad mostly. I could laugh at it because I figured they would learn better and indeed, for the most part that did happen when you first started breaking in, and particularly when you got to Indy cars, your first few races, it felt like not just all eyes on you, but also testing you, you know what I mean? People were pretty explicit about this is your one chance. And if you screw it up, then you're not going to get a second chance. Well, I knew if a screwed up that it would be a long time. If for a woman got another chance. Yes. I did have to be a little extra cautious those first few races. So that not only did I give the fast or. Cars in a room. I gave them so much room that there wasn't going to be a doubt in their mind. And then as time went on, of course, I could home in on that a little more. But you look for hence. Coming up on the smart car. Chris allowed to make any mistakes day with lower Parador faster cars. Yeah. Given them all over the world. You bet. We'll hear lots more from Janika three in a bit. But now let's talk to the people who had to craft her story qualified director, Jen Ricker, and producer Caroline Waterlo. Jenna started a conversation by talking about whether Janika through was a story that she knew about or whether she felt like she was really rescuing a story that had been lost to history. I didn't know who Johnny go through was myself. And I think what happened for me is in being introduced her story. I was a little ticked. I didn't know who she was. I was like the first woman. I don't know who the first one when you qualified for the Indianapolis five hundred this is insane. And I think it started like throwing down a rabbit hole of like how many more women don't I know about. And, and I think that became something very clear to us as we were learning more about her in culling research is that most people didn't know about her, and this is an overarching problem beyond the sport beyond her story is that every time we find out about a woman, it's still a novelty, and the more novelties the less progress, you can make. And if people can identify with somebody who's come before it looks like a pretty big mountain to scale to go after something. So it it didn't up having a big impact on us. The Juno about the story. I did not Jenna, read the book and. I was very excited about it. And she and I became friends through another mutual friend who is also a producer on the film Nina, Kristich, and Nina, and I had worked on the OJ made in America doc, together. She's a archival genius, and our other producer, Greg. So the four of us all kind of came together, and John had this incredible disease of an excitement for the story, and we all immediately agreed and sort of got on board to me, it was like seventies women race cars. Awesome. The need. There's no you look at a picture of her her suits with her car. And you just think I need to know everything about this. And so it was kind of a no brainer for me to want to produce it and try to talk. Yes. PIN into making it people who are listening to this podcast will have heard her and got of personality. I'm wondering if you can take a crack at describing Janet's personality to natio- single minded in pursuit of things, she's very inflammable. And so it's probably what maters such a great race car driver. Like, as we did this discovering. Like never seen it IndyCar race. Never seen a NASCAR race. And then gets in these cars and excels. And I think that's to or credit, you know she did jump from kinda crappy sports cars to the top level of the sport. And it's to your credit that it was like give me the machine. And I will make it excel. Yeah. And then the great joy of, of Janet as a character to is you go the next layer to her. And it's like oh, she jumped out of a plane when she was sixteen right? Oh, she's an aeronautical engineer. Oh, she built her own engine? You know, we talk about, you know, stem in education, outright, science technology, engineering math, you know, she is like the stem spokesperson of all time, and that's another all the areas that she excelled in are just these kind of have traditionally not been is that we hear about women. Do you think she was motivated by just? I'm really good at this and I want to do this or how much did she recognize the sort of trail-blazing nature of what she was doing? She. Was not trying to be the first she was not trying to make a huge feminist statement. She's like I'm just trying to drive my car and I am good at it, and I and I love it and I want to do it, so please, let me do it. But then she talks about in the film how over time as people point out to her, that she is this trailblazer. And she sorta realizes that it has become a role that she does feel some responsibility towards in terms of being this woman to blaze a trail. And so she she, she's a reluctant hero in that sense. I think that was one of the things certainly that drew me to her. I think that most trailblazers arrest people who do these things aren't consciously thinking, I'm going to carry this banner. It is because they're so focused on the thing. They believe they're meant to do that. Eventually, there's a wake behind them. I think for all women. It's always like you're, you're carrying all of them and had on your back. Like, what are you? I'm just trying to go shopping. You know, like it's always so weighted down. Down, and it's a big burden to carry that doesn't happen to men excelling it something or stepping out of the norm. They're not all of a sudden given us albatross, the failure. Yes. So high. Yeah. Yeah. Well, I thought that came through really strongly in the film and continues to this day. But just this notion that certain people have much shorter leashes than others. Certain people I shouldn't mince words like white men, get much longer leash than others. You have to be perfect if you're going to try and be I. Yeah. Or even eat. Yeah. Even get the shot. It's, it's. But there were there were explicit. I mean it was explicit in that moment. I mean, they're you know, I'm trying to remember the particular quote. But there were, there were race officials basically saying this is your chance to prove a new only get one. Yeah. Right. You have to raise Trenton before let you even set, you know, step on the track at Indy that was very much like, you know, someone's going to get killed with this woman on the track. I mean now I mean it's about as high stakes as you could imagine for her going improve herself. I mean people were very concerned about it. There's times when it's like how this is an old boys club, and people are being just sorta, like joke fraternal about it. But then there's times when, like some of the signs that were out there and some of the language of use was like, and had, like, really scary. Grandstands behind his. It was always see the people agitate ner say rude things the save. Nice has get the tips out of the pets here come to young guys seem I say, hi Janet, you got to qualify said, I hope so. He said, well, we don't we hope you crash on our corner. I didn't really have a thick skin. If that's what it took to get a shot at the Indianapolis five hundred I would deal with it. That's all. Couple years before Janet arrives on the scene. Women aren't even allowed in the pit area. And so these female sportswriters sued the track to get access. And I was reading one of the articles about it, and there's drivers saying if I see one on the track and went around the bitch over. I mean this is what they're saying. And this is just somebody asking to do your job and be reporter. It was sort of shocking, and then not shocking. In nineteen seventy eight Gordon Johncock an Indy champion. He shook the car down when he came back. He got out of the Carney, through his helmet. He was furious. And he realized that
"indycar" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Fearless innovators were making. World of better place. Maccabi the device the cloud cyber security company. Well, now, we can turn our attentions IndyCar thrilling race at circuit, the America's the first time IndyCar Gomer, and we've got some airings and joining us to tell us all about it. It was remarkable today. Tom because we saw Colton her to become the youngest ever win over IndyCar race at the age of just eighteen Yang incredible ready halfway through the race. It like it was willpower is rice to loose and Alexander Rossi at times looked a bit quicker. But couldn't find a way past, sir. For long portions of the rice, he looked like he was going to be the theme of the weekend, which was Penske seeing to get to grips of a new track much quicker than everyone else, and it was to lose. But I always the way an indie call it takes one caution in the race turns on his head. He's one of those races, isn't it because we had willpower leading from pole from Rossi and Kelton hurts or whether we had some and his she will talk about the reasons for that. And the minute he took third from Ron hunter right at the start. And so he was a strong concern the rule away through we should we should sites. Only as third IndyCar start is. No. So he's young. He's inexperienced. And he's also in. Saying that isn't especially well fancied you could say well. Yeah. That really I think you can look at the season, we're Stein. Brenna? Harding racing is what looked like a real feel-good story and that they'd given a big chance to two young talents in one race alone. In twenty eighteen they were the the real deal the next big thing and then for various engine deals we'd had Honda talking quite a bit about how they were starting to get pushed to the limit engine supply. We had to see one of those drivers loser seats, and it starts a little bit multiple choice that but then spring training came around. It's awesome. As cold and riled the box hurts it was the one right at they're saying lap times, and you have to usual thing. It's just testing. What does it mean? When you came to practice for the real race weekend her to his right up there again. And even when they had the the engine problem. I one of the practice sessions didn't recent phasing ready to go..
"indycar" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"These are my favorite of all all the outback's they ever made. So I say go forth and outback. Yes, thank you. Turbo. G says have you met Fernando Alonzo gif one versus Indy. I mean, culture culture culture, you got a serious. You know, culture shock last year when he came to the US, but he can terms enjoyed it. Didn't he had a good time? He, but he I mean, I think that based on what his perception was and to come over and see what it what it was like he was so blown away by that. And you know, it's obviously it's the biggest race of the year. And so he came over and did that and he's doing it again this year, and I think McLaren, although they're not running a fulltime team this year. I think that's definitely in the cards and feature Zac Brown and runs that program is, you know, he's an e comes from IndyCar comes from IndyCar NASCAR, very that's why the opportunity is there. So I think that, you know, Fernando be back more and more and more and Z chill Zuko. Yeah. He's he's a great guy. I, you know, I spent a little bit of time with them and was very very, you know, cordial, and he was super nice and. Shirley comes. Yeah. Is it any culture is not as snooty as if one is not at? All right. I find I found it to be like halfway inbetween NASCAR. And f one. Yeah. I mean, I think that it's it's. You know, I think that the the culture of racing in the US is you kind of couple like IMSA and IndyCar and like the world like the world challenge stuff. I kinda like has a very similar paddock few and then NASCAR is kind of its own culture. It's a little it's not little any like NASCAR. Resi drink. But in a in a portable container wine and a candidate. May maybe maybe like, maybe like a cocktail call Jack and coke kind of thing Long Beach grand prix when I went down, there Graham invited me down and him and his people were super super sweet. Everyone in the paddock is is. But it was not like I went to Monaco grand prix, which is the holiest of the toity. Yeah. You know? And it was not nothing like that. Yeah. It was it was show actually joined it thought it was fun vibe at IndyCar. Yeah. No. I mean, they they do a good job. I mean the series has done a really good job of working with like again MCI and the other series, and and creating a very cool environment and IndyCars really pushing their drivers really hard. And that's kind of one of those things like you. You look at it. And like for me, I look at the business aspect of it, and you know in the future when I'm when I'm done driving. You know, whatever I end up driving at the end of the day and. You know, I I still want to be involved with the sport and my heart. You know, I love IndyCar, and I love the open-wheel stuff. And I see the if you could only drive one kind of car, would it be the IndyCar. Yeah. Absolutely. But I mean, I still love the sport. The endurance racing is a lot of fun and interesting is is a cool, really sport. You know? It's it's like it's more of like the team aspect as you're driving with multiple people. Yeah. I mean, the most of the the majority of the racists throughout the season, it's two people per car. Right. But you know, you're looking at what the racist..
"indycar" Discussed on Raceline Radio
"Roll or whatever it is, if that's what it is that's what it is, but it's the way that the way the Jackie champion for, you know, safety one, there's gotta be somebody that champions through this because the only professional sports where the players don't have it association has their interests at heart, and that's that seems wrong. And that's not that's not a shot at IndyCar. Again, if I said in the article shade every time we talk about this, this isn't enough. I know we feel like would be wrong divided them. This is purely just we feel behind the times and that's motor sports, f the dozen having associated the way the GP what I'm talking about. Nine for doesn't have one. One one, it's more sports globally is is behind the eight ball on on how this should operate. Yeah, it's awfully early here and the article just came out. Have you had any feedback at all from Indy-Car management on this inch. Honestly, no. To to kind of sit down and talk posts. But you know, as I said, we've we've had conversations over the last few years. It's come up in conversation with with with different people in IndyCar management. You know, I've tried this team owners about it as well. When you know even full one created the Formula one team societas. Right? That's right. I mentioned that a NASCAR has the RTA for teams. That's right. Even IndyCar I think to talk about unifying and and being a little more a little more on the same page, always tough to do when you have a group of individuals whose whose means and successes or directly affected by the failures of others. Depended on the on the failures of not successes of others. It's important, you know, I think all the party gonna present it properly in in the kind of business rain. It just makes sense. And it's just trying to be fair. You know, you guys are put the risk on the line for the teams on the sponsors in the show for the fans. You should be protected while you're doing it doing that Hinch. And I think that's nothing more than fair. And I think that's the basis of this whole thing just about a minute left to go here season all done, kind of up and down the high with the wind, Iowa, the disappointment of not qualifying for the five hundred tenth and final points. This team is too good to give up. They never have given up. They won't give up and I know there's better things on the horizon, but kind of a kind of a weird kind of weird campaign for you for twenty eighteen. Yeah, definitely. As you said highs lows. That's that's the thing for a twenty nineteen victory. We've put a together for full cars and I think all the cheese. For twenty eighteen really pay off. You know, despite the fact that the double points race, we headed points want to be proud. What was always kind of look at it the building here. So definitely high hopes for twenty nineteen rebel this head organization as it is the chance to kind of tweaking in tune a little bit. Whenever we do one of these interviews, it's easy to understand why you are the most popular driver in IndyCar hint era, a good guy. Thanks for this time, and good luck with this idea for drivers association with some muscle blinded because I say, I think it's a very important issue and we're going to do whatever we can will on the race line radio network to to assist you in any way possible getting the word out. Thanks so much for this. Have yourself a great off-season and we will chat sooner than leader. My friend. So there is what James Hinchcliffe is thinking right now going into the IndyCar op season, the formation of an IndyCar drivers association. So the guy's suing the risk are better protected. Primarily through insurance is long overdue, and it's a, it's a high profile. Personality like hint is behind this for sure. All right. Well, that final pitstop is do them. We're going to return the last laugh next week, show ideas.
"indycar" Discussed on Raceline Radio
"Okay, Oakville, James Hinchcliffe has been thinking about this for a while as you heard in part one for talking to several fellow IndyCar drivers about added protection that Indy-Car currently provides going forward since they're the ones taking all the risk for the sake of the show, the establishment he's talking about of a drivers association. So here's part two of our telephone conversation with James Hinchcliffe on race line radio, primarily, you're concerned about the level of risk you and your fellow drivers have to take to do what you do for a living and the need for greater insurance. A lot of guys on the greater are driving for nothing and without insurance because they can't afford it and that bright there. There is a pretty scary thing to realize, isn't it. It is, you know, and and again, you wanna do elements of the article that you know that were left down and I do. I do agree that a little bit, but once get wasn't mentioned is that card does provide a certain level of insurance for drivers on track? Right. But a lot of guys, if given the opportunity would you know purchase additional above and beyond insurance, because there's really supplemental program, the preferred solution brain driver would be to have their own. But the fact is, you know, insurance on an IndyCar drivers career is not a prospect understand why. And when you have drivers that are out there driving for little to no money that it's just it's just not an option. It's just economically possible and something about that doesn't seem right. And I think there are a lot of collusion that aren't just the team owners or the series pulling putting your hands in pockets and pulling out a bunch of cash to cover this. I think there are other solutions that don't just cost everybody money, but still offer drivers..
"indycar" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"So I haven't covered it because I don't have the info. What does my race schedule look like in twenty nineteen going to be what classes this is Michael in Phoenix. I don't know if I know you Michael in Phoenix, but. My, I don't know what my schedule is gonna be. I'll know. Next year we're starting to put it together. Obviously it'll be a mix of trophy. Draken razor, invest in the desert. Hopefully some Tara cross stuff trying to put something together for king of the hammers and a UTV. I'm not gonna run. I would love to do shortcourse had a dealer unsure course this year at the Crandon events, but I ended up taking TV deal. Yeah, I actually made money this year instead of spending it to go racing right now seriously though. So maybe short-course will see gotta know it. I got to see if I get renewed for TV. I before I commit to that, but I don't know. You know, all kinds of ideas being tossed around at this point, be a mixed desert. Maybe king the hammers and maybe short course tear cross. I, I don't know, and it'll be a mix of truck in UTV stuff. I would like to get behind the wheel of a rally car at some point for fish and a stage rally. So I don't know. It's going to be going to be an eclectic mix of all kinds of of racing. You know, it's me. I just like fun and I'm not after championships any of that. I just like to go out and have fun. So this is from Katie in Indianapolis, who's your pick for the IndyCar title this year? Yes. About a loaded one. Right. And this isn't. I think right now you've got to talk about two drivers talking about Pinski, you know, you get new garden power and stuff like that, but. Dixon or or the safe bets at this point? Right. I'm in Alexander Rossi fan. You guys know this once again, give plug that interview. I did with Rossi last week going. Listen to that. Rossy is doing everything in his power to win this championship. You wanna Pocono took the last win, was it their middle high? Oh, I believe. And he's winning in dominating fashion. So Rossi. Yes, he is strong. Dixon and this is widely known Dixon is arguably the greatest race car driver on the planet. Right now you ask anybody in IndyCar anybody in Formula one. He's as good as any Formula one world champion. He's as good as the Lonzo. He is that good. He's not going to get a in the one ride because he's just older. They're looking for twenty three year old. Not not a guy approaching forty, but Dickson is a bad ass. I would never count Dixon out. Nobody will ever count Dixon out. He is that good. And he hasn't been driving bad Rossi's just been driving on another level. So my pick, it's tough. You know, I, it's a tossup between Rossi and Dixon at this point. We'll see how things shake out and Saint Louis. I think this is going to be the pivotal race, right? Rossi gets another win and Dixon finishes. Third or fourth, I would. I would go with Rossi you know, Rossi, but if Dixon can get, you know that stamp there and go boom and win, stay. St Louis and in Rossy finishes, fourth or fifth, it say it's, it's gonna be tough going. So I think it's on Rossi at this point. Rassi has to continue to do what he's doing for this thing to the sing to work out for sure. So I don't know right now say I said, it's a tossup. Let's circle back on this next week after Saint Louis, and I'll give you hit Hanser. Easiest thing I can say that being said tune in that was one of the best races last year. They do an amazing job. There is the bomber ITO group there with that event in Saint Louis in Shane Ray slash, this is going to be one of the best IndyCar aces of the year tune in this weekend to that one. If you haven't watched any Qarase as yet you are missing out. This is going to be an epic epic one in Saint Louis this weekend, so no doubt about it. So we'll circle back. We're gonna table this discussion for next week after Saint Louis, and then I'll tell you definitively. But right now it's tossup between Rossi and Dixon. And another question this is from. Who is from anyways. The question is..
"indycar" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"Schmidt Peterson motorsports have been, you know, they've welcomed me into their paddock in IndyCar them Andretti, you know, two of them that have really welcoming into their paddock and spent a lot of time with Robert and his girlfriend. She's actually caused player. You know, I into gaming and pop culture, and I sat down he was we talked about offroad razors. After the interview we talked to you about pop culture's girlfriend talked about, you know, racing in Europe versus racing United States, like he was just a genuine guy that I really kind of. You know, this is a guy like I would want to hang out with like, you know, and, and we did for quite a while, you know, just talked and it was. It was a ton of fun, you know? And I don't know. It's just this was was a tough one. Man. I saw that and I didn't know what to think. I'm just so thankful that wiccans is okay now not. Okay. But you know, he he's doing. All right. Was just. Oh, man. It was a very scary, scary crash, you know, his race car drivers, you don't. It's fans like we, we don't. Sometimes I think we forget. The speeds and the consequences of auto racing, you know, whether it be trophy truck and you know, banging through the desert one hundred and thirty miles an hour. That's not normal like vehicles aren't supposed to do that. You know, you're not supposed to go through three or four foot. Whoops, at three hundred at one hundred thirty miles an hour. You're not supposed to take a top fuel car at three hundred and thirty miles an hour. An IndyCar isn't supposed to go around and oval at two hundred twenty miles an hour. These things aren't normal. They're not supposed to happen, but somehow we figured out with technology to make them happen. Like we're literally were changing the forces of nature, you know, with auto racing, whether it be desert or IndyCar NHRA or whatever you wanna talk about. Like we're doing things that physically shouldn't be possible and we make it look easy. And I think that we as fans and we drivers sometimes we forget in Antrim Brown is set at a lot. He goes. One, I'm behind the wheel of a top fuel car. He's like, I'm not in control. He's like, I'm just kind of guiding the chaos. And I think that's the perfect analogy for IndyCar trophy truck, everything. You just kind of guiding the chaos, but once in a while you can't guide it in and it just happens and such was the case with wiccans and you know, and I know something like that happens and spend a while since. We've lost somebody think fully thank God that we didn't lose Robert. But I think it brings everything back full circle into perspective, you know, and we start thinking again about man. How can we make better? And you see the, you know, they call it the cheese, grater fence and things like that. The walls have been safer in in auto racing for for years since. Well, since Dale Earnhardt. Right. And you know, we've got safer barriers and all this, and but now the the catch fencing when car does get everywhere. Now, that's the thing. And with with IndyCar you know, being that it's open cockpit, you know, makes it even more dangerously stockcar you've got, you know this capsule around in an IndyCar too, but you know, makes people go halo gonna come in and I hate halo. From Formula one, I hate the halos. I know they've got this big almost like a fighter pilot kind of bubble..
"indycar" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"Welcome back here to the down and dirty radio show powered by police razor time to catch up with some news. Yeah, it's it's been an event filled couple of weeks if you haven't yet. I know it wasn't a full show. It's kind of like a podcast version of the show, but last week's episode with Alexander Rossi it was a mash up between project action. My other show in the Downunder and radio show. Go back. Listen to that. Alex. It was a very good interview with Alex spent thirty forty minutes with him, and I think he has a really gonna enjoy. It kind of goes behind the scenes with with him. You know, he went to Europe, won the Indy five hundred. Now he's, you know, he's in a points battle for the car championship. He ended up winning this past weekend at Pocono, but. I think I think he has a really going to join that one. So for some reason, I know with bega Torino Ali other racing going on things like that. I wasn't is active on social media's I should have been promoting it, but it's worth the listen, go back. Listen to that. You know with Alexander Rossy does not does not disappoint promise you that so, but speaking of IndyCar we've gotta talk about Pocono and. This one I got home from Vegas during on Saturday. You know, and it was one of the things like, all right, Sunday hanging caught up on some Email. I'm gonna watch Pocono IndyCar and what the heck we're gonna watch WWE summer slam. Right? I told you, I, I'm open. I'm still I'm the Thirty-seven-year-old wrestling fan. Right? And watch this stuff since I was a kid and it just haven't stopped yet by vice like those pay per views Rhonda Rousey. She was fighting right anytime. Ronda Rousey is on TV. You're going to watch. Yeah. So I was gearing up to watch that, but Pocono. Wow. The start you wanna talk about, I guess this is on air, so it's a bleep show bleep right? Fill in the blank fill in the bleep. It was a bleep show to start with crash right off the bat. Going into turn one reaction. We stack them go again and. Robert wickens. I'm kind of speeches is one of those, like I was gonna have IndyCar drivers on air today, and it was my goal to have just had Alexander Rosty, but there's so many drivers that are doing amazing things this year that I wanted to get an IndyCar driver on. I scratched it all because. I didn't want to put them in a position because if you if you're gonna have an IndyCar driver air, you've gotta talk about, you know, the ten thousand pound gorilla in the room, which was this Robert Wickens crash, and I didn't want to force them to talk about it. So we didn't have an IndyCar driver on this week. I thought I would talk about it, but I, I'm in the unique position racecar driver, but I'm also TV personality. And one that crash happened, and I know what I've been trained to do when a crash like that happens out on track and your TV personality, there's certain things you say, and there's certain things you don't say. And then you also know with camera angles and such. You know what I mean? You know they, they don't show certain things knowing all this. I'm watching the television broadcast and I honestly thought it was. It was a fatal accident, and I'm so beyond thankful that it wasn't. In Robert Wickens. I know I'm I'm looking at the Indy-Car website right now. They've got a recent. I don't know if you guys don't even know what I'm talking about. It's all over YouTube. It's all over social media. It's got to be one of the worst crashes I've ever seen in all the motor sport. But wiccans you know, the way he hit the wall and everything else just it was nuts, but he did go under undergo surgery. I guess he's got spinal injuries, get injuries to his legs arms. It was bad. He's, he's, he. I don't want to say he's fine. He's still alive. He, I think he's out of the woods. As far as that goes. It doesn't sound like there's any head injuries either, but I think he's going to have a long road ahead. But this is a guy at the Indy five hundred. I spend thirty forty minutes with and..
"indycar" Discussed on Jim Beaver's Project Action
"So how was it for you moving to Europe as an American driver trying to make it over there. What was the reception for you when you first hit Europe, and how is the learning curve for you? You grown up in the states. You'd run here. You know, how is the adjustment period to to European racing. Well, it's a two parter. So first of all, the reception was actually really good. I, I was going over there kind of expecting, you know, to be treated differently. So it was American and I was kind of in on their turf and kind of team to be talented just because European arrogance type of thing and and really that never happened. I mean, obviously, there's there is definitely egos, you know, because they feel that they are the home of motor sports and all of this stuff. And Americans are just rednecks and all this stuff, but it was more in a light hearted way. You know, I never had any issues because I was American. So I thought that was that was very pleasant surprise in terms of the adjustment period, for sure the rations a lot different. It's a lot more aggressive. It's they stewards kind of, you know, they, they put rules out there. There and then kind of turn a blind eye every once in a while and it's it's very political, which was the one thing I really disliked about it. I mean, there was a lot of positive things. I mean, the tracks were amazing. The events were were spectacular and all of this stuff, but it was a businessman in. I know that existed little bit in IndyCar in in here, but it's it's a much more pure form, a motor sports. I feel like and then having done both. It's amazing to me how much European racing kind of forget the roots of it can forget the fact that we're all here because we love motor sports and we love cars and we left competing all about who's making money and that not as of an enjoyable environment. IndyCar so much and and I really have no interest in going back. Yeah. Well, definitely, yeah. And it does seem like you know, with with Formula one and and just all kinds of motor racing there in Europe, but it is very much money driven. You see a lot of guys in seats that maybe they don't quite deserve, but they came with the deep pockets and it was able to buy their way in and you know, and I feel like in the United States. I mean, there's a bit of that, but I do still feel like the best drivers are still on track at any given time. One hundred percent. You're right. I mean it. It's never going to go away, but you don't have. I mean, we can use a current example of you. Don't have a father, you know that spending upwards of fifty million dollars buying a Formula one team. I force India, so his son Camille drive like, that's just it's just not. It's not normal, right. I mean, what? What other sport is that really thanks. Yeah. No, that's funny because I was thinking that as I was saying that, I'm like, yeah, the whole force India thing. That's just yeah. I think everybody was just kind of big shock like, wow, this is for real like man. But a little bit weird. Yeah, exactly. So why appreciate the time, man? It was always fun. Catching up. Good luck at Pocono and in the, you know, in this championship hunt, I'm sure at some point this year where we're going to catch up again on the on the show, but good luck with podcast Hinch as well and look forward to watching this this championship battle play out buddy. Appreciate man, I suppose, support talk to you later. All right, you too thinks. And that wraps up today's fund mash up version of project action and the down and dirty radio show. So thank you guys for tuning in once again, make sure and subscribed of of project action and the down and dirty radio show. We've got to shows going on one hundred episodes in a project action, three hundred fifty into that down and dirty radio..
"indycar" Discussed on 105.3 The Fan
"Curious with indycar now backing or whatever they backed out but indycar not coming back to phoenix next year there go and then you see the track at iowa crasher with it just wasn't that impressive for the stands yeah to me of course i'm not making decisions either four tracks or for the sanctioning body of indycar but yeah i am disappointed that indycar is not coming back to phoenix i assume raceway when i believe the phoenix market is one that has a much higher potential to grow versus the iowa speedway market that yes there's knoxville close by and there's there's some openwheel fans that live all around there but when the audience is dwindling why does iowa speedway get awarded a date yet phoenix doesn't something doesn't add up here and it it makes me frustrated you know i think the bigger issue might be the fact that indycars looking for a little more money trying to raise the fees and maybe i s or phoenix didn't want to step up where i did is not far from des moines there's a lot of race fans in that area like you said and i don't know this i'm just speculating that the only reason why they wouldn't come back to phoenix is that somebody didn't want to pay him enough money to do it valid point there and we'll get to the bottom of it because i'm dying to get to the bottom of it but that is probably one of the biggest assumptions right now freak nation coming up next we've never had this guy in freak nationwide crasher kid rock yeah we've never had kid rock into print nations stevenson no first time who cares dude one of stuff a big ass race last weekend on continental tires and oh by the way we have a couple of.
"indycar" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"When this course many many times i've paced this race in the wet cold hot and calm it is never a casual thing for me but an honor to be asked today i let down my friends my family in our our city and my company sorry does not describe it i wanna think our engineers for providing me the safety i know is the best in the world and quote so obviously this appears to be an honest mistake just lost control of the car but here's my question will this change pace cars moving forward why do you need a pace car i didn't indycar race think about it had he been hurt or god forbid like seriously injured or killed they would've had to cancel the race i mean that's the that's it it's over before it starts the indycar drivers are obviously trained professionals this guy's a vp you know at general motors they were just doing him a solid let him drive the pay isn't the pace car kind of an unnecessary risk putting on a radio who drove the pace car at the indy five hundred this year victor only depot you see too risky yeah i i think i would get rid of the between this is the first time i've ever heard of the guy who's driving the pace car to crash it like this has been going on for years right i when i was in that celebrity race i'm telling you at any moment i could have crashed into something correct i mean at any moment but you accepted that risk you went driving school you were a driver i don't know if you had a pace car an if you remember if you did or not we did not have a pay we started in one of those a pace car it's like an unnecessary risk it's almost like sending somebody out to do the kickoff in the nfl just three in that race right at the beginning i was the last position in the in the field is in the last row and donna feldman supermodel down donna fell lives in the last row yes so attracts so donna feldman missed a gear when when we actually started so i was in front of her and she we came to the first turn and she was a better driver than i was and i just waved her through i said go ahead i know you're gonna pass me.
"indycar" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"Like what you hear catch all the bag episodes of the down and dirty radio show on apple podcast and be sure to rate review and subscribe all right and we are back here on the down attorney radio show powered by pool their razor kind of doing it indy indycar field today indy five hundred any grand prix i am a big indycar fan you know we started this show out and it was strictly road i've always been a motor sports fan of just about everything but nascar just been honest just being on a she goes no this not say i don't appreciate it i just yeah they've got some issues and so now being able to talk about we've grown big enough i guess we're got enough street cred that we can book some indycar interviews nhra interviews and talk like competently about it and you got to build your way up though right you don't start at the top and i'm not saying that starting in off road was starting at the bottom i'm just saying that i was a trophy truck racer i knew what i was talking about and i could competently put on a show about that stuff now the audio quality is bunk back in the beginning but yeah so here we are we fast forward six years boomer at indianapolis motor speedway interviewing indycar drivers right been a world win adventure that's for sure but yeah i'm kind of excited to be to be able to just talk all things motor sport you know just rad stuff right i've always said we're personality driven show where a show about we're not a result show tune in wanted me to give you the rundown on the top twenty drivers or whatever is not going to happen but if you on us just to talk to rad people about rat topics than what are your show so yeah that was today i mean we're we're interviewing couple of rookies i say that loosely i mean zach each obviously ricky and radio sport barabra wiccans i mean this guy's got almost thirty got an insane career he's a rookie indycar driver but he's not a rookie we're seeing that by results but he's coming up in our number two long zach each in my good friend conor daly.
"indycar" Discussed on Raceline Radio
"Incredible and i really thought that indycar for sure formula one would come look at what we did because if that's what they're really worried about is is completely seal everything off from an income in the cockpit you can't find a better system than what we have in those canopies if not a canopy that enclose the cockpit like atop fuel rail indycar in f one could use lease the see through material that does not to start for a higher windscreen to be a lot lighter and i think a lot more eye appealing as well and stop all the whining nascar cup after the tire tested charlotte on the road course they've got their now both kyle busch and trevor bayne have concerns offering suggestions to track brass bush called a couple of corners if the are also concerned about the front stretch chicane added a turn for the show charlotte ovallis gained cuts to a grassy area then comes back up onto the straightaway near the start finish line but if you get in trouble there you have perhaps a direct head on impact into the wall and that ain't good bush and bain reckon they'll have to make some changes indycar easter time off heading into phoenix team rosters are filling goes we get closer to the one hundred second running of the indianapolis five hundred may schmidt peterson motorsport bringing back englishman j howard to tell her the number one number seven that should be one cure delara honda to make an squandered of four for the brickyard howard joins candidates james hinchcliffe and robert wickens along with jack harvey he's a co entry with mike shank racing this'll be howard's fourth attempt to qualify for the indianapolis five hundred one cure by the way is a program at the flint animal cancer center at colorado state university's on college department to fight cancer in animals coming up canada's james hinchcliffe indycar boss mark miles at nbc head john miller on their new blockbuster tv deal that kicks in for next year the continental tire sports car report is brought to you by continental tire for what you do so got.