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Mar. 1: Hear from James Hinchcliffe and Michael Andretti!

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36:45 min | 8 months ago

Mar. 1: Hear from James Hinchcliffe and Michael Andretti!

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Lonnie mailbag Trivia contest in the RAP news. The Corona virus effect is getting larger and more dangerous than Alex. Bowman is just fine at Fontana Super Race fans everywhere powerful sport powerful Radio Twenty eighth year on the air across Canada. This is the race line radio network. This is Lewis Hamilton and listened to race. Line radio unlicensed doctor. We suggest a prescription for one of our shows. Sign up for our free podcasts. At itunes or with your favorite five here fake doctor's orders sports news five ninety-two fan on demand. Thomas Rice line on the go racing radio network latest news and opinion and here we go for you other line race. Wrap NASCAR Auto Club speedway Montana California. A Alex Bowman had a dominating kind of a day kind of a weekend relief for Hendrick motorsports. He led a race high one hundred ten laps of two hundred for the victory fastest car all weekend. Going back to the initial practices. Kyle Busch finishing second brother. Kurt right behind him. In Third Bowman took over the lead. For good when Brad Keselowski pitted with thirty four to go. He needed gas The Bowman's career win. That's his second on the Bladder Cup points into Phoenix Joey. Logano twelve at Fontana Leaves Denny Hamlin's sixth and Bowman by sixteen. They're tied for second clippings. Lovely it was to see how Ryan Newman visiting the shopping. Rose Fenway in Concord North Carolina. This past week doing continues to recover from that hidden head. Injury suffered in that shocking crash at the finish of the Daytona five hundred two weeks ago Ryan got a Standing O. And lengthy applause from the road staff and rightly so still a miracle. He survived that wreck. There's no specific date for Newman's returned to the number. Six easy does it is still the rule. All we're also hearing several tracks will only get single. Year deals for the next several more speculation. There are big changes coming to the schedule. Nascar is currently in the final year of a five year agreement with twenty three tracks that host cup races one year agreements allow greater flexibility for rescheduling from year to year. You see giving the series more ability to travel to new locations and run some races at night during the week. Interesting NASCAR xfinity nineteen year young Harrison Britain. That's just kid wins. His First Canada's Alex l'Abbaye arriving thirteenth trucks had the week off Canadians though in truck points. Stewart. Freezing is fourth at strong rookie. Raffaelo start. Who's learning thirty-second that ask our series report brought to you. By general tire anywhere is possible. There was always music to the ears of drivers teams and owners. When you're talking more money more purse money that is at in two thousand. Twenty winners will be paid more than any other time in Nascar series history NASCAR announcing a hike in the winner's purse paying a minimum of ten thousand dollars to each event winner. The Brown predetermine via winner will get a Levinger Oswego speedway and global newsradio hundred C html coverage will feature a huge winner's purse of twenty five thousand to salute the tracks. Twenty-fifth anniversary Sh- we can go in. August will be the first DIRT RACE IN NASCAR candidate history dirt stars. Kenny Wallace Inaugural Lake Stewart Friesen. Who WENT Sprint car race. There in two thousand fifteen and the truck races Dora last year on their clay will run that week and show indycar. Lots going on here former F. won-chan Fernando Alonzo is going to return to the Indianapolis five hundred in May with Arrow McLaren Alonzo loved the entire brickyard experience. Last time he'll work with Greenhorns Plato Award failed to qualify for last year's five hundred and Oliver ask you who enters the classic as the lone rookie on that veteran brain craig. Hamson expected to engineer. Alonzo's number sixty six Roger Penske's new ownership of indy-car already showing positive like they do for the five hundred fans at all races that includes Toronto. Of course we'll be able to observe the drivers meeting where race officials give instructions to the combatants. Roger Determined to improve the fan experience at all races. The drivers meeting thing is a cool way to start coming up. Sama James Hinchcliffe and Michael Andretti back together for both races at the speedway in the Oval Dunes in Texas and three time. Indianapolis five hundred winner were dirt track in root for sure Lonestar. Jr Legend Johnny. Rutherford left one. Lots going on here too. Rapidly expanding Ron virus threat is going to impact F. One more than just the postponement of the Grand Prix of China. Just getting from shop to venue was going to be very very tricky. Ferrari boss money. Bonobo wants clarity on the procedures to all his team into Australia for the season opener. You see what there's a there was a case of virus of that virus in Italy and the Ferrari staff hard time. Accessing the two tests in Bahrain Silvano wants assurance of his guys won't be confronted with similar problems heading into Melbourne. Many already picking Mercedes to run away with it in twenty twenty four seventh championship for Lewis Hamilton to Michael Schumacher for seventh all time at a seventh straight constructors crown for Merck. I test of the new automobile found everybody else once again chasing that. Silver Black and blue green rocketship Mercedes team principal. Toto Wolff likes their new piece this year a lot. It is an evolution not revolution but I think we optimize the whole package. Everything is a bit more need. Everything is a bit more optimized. We try to cure our weaknesses from last year. According was a bit of an issue and I think that what we see today is this is the common. I believe the cause definitely a step in the right direction and we thank skysports certainly for use of that sound with other teams questioning the legality of Mercedes new steering system. It's an indication Mercedes. Has Those teams freaking out already. Merck's do access steering allows the driver to adjust toe angle of the front wheels by pulling steering wheel inward or outward in the cockpit. Faa says it's legal rivals do not agree the rally news a presentation of the Subaru wrx and wrx Ti. Creating those Munster Sales Janie g very dangerous to six time World Rally Champs Imagine Oj. Is someone not going to be a factor before the season is done come on in his gazoo? Racing Toyota? Oj got second at the rally. Monte Carlo fourth at Sweden beaten to the podium by nineteen year old teammate Kelly Rovan Para is the first time since two thousand twelve that Oj has not won one of the opening two rounds despite this so-called tough start Oj has only five points behind Elfyn Evans and Teary Neuville. Who share the championship? Lead with forty two points into the next WRC around that'll go in Texas faces in the pits. Robert Bones Blue Lee beard. Don An riquet Roy. Hill Billy Meyer and Larry. Minor will be inducted. Got Through Mon inducted into the international drag Racing Hall of fame this month in Gainesville Florida but Don Garlic Museum of drag racing in Ocala Florida home of the international drag Racing Hall of fame announcing its class of two thousand twenty as well as the recipients of the founders award which will honor Don Pietro. That's prideaux sorry. And the Patricia Garlic Memorial award which will be presented to etta glidden widow of late pro stock legend and race. Line radio guest. Bob Glidden who left us about three years ago or so hottest world outlaw sprint car pilot right now well Hanover. Pennsylvania's Logan Shoe shirt. That's all in the opening. Three rounds of the new season shirt. Total fifty laps led three top fives including two podiums and a victory. Logan ranks second in points to back of reigning champ. Brad sweet the world of outlaws sprint. Churn Wrandell speedway for newstalk six ten Katie along the race line radio network only for them on the network on Friday July. The thirty first and a squash rumors flying about don speaks at miracle. Speedway Niagara Canada's oldest and longest operating dirt track checking into tell US merit villas still most definitely dirt car northeastern dirt car racing sanctioned for the three fifty eight modified and Sportsman Divisions for Twenty Twenty Merit Ville is one of the very first tracks to sign up with that sanction in the early Seventies. There's a long history there and that's going to do it for the race. Wrap of this week your questions. Opinions comments headlines in the news are always welcomed. Let's hear from you. Share your thoughts theories and ideas. He's a fellow gear. Heads Across Canada? Could win you. The Grand Prize in the Subaru race. Lonnie mailbag Trivia contest. Okay Lorraine pitstop goes right about here. But I've had three time Indianapolis five hundred winner. Legend Johnny Rutherford. Then Michael Andretti and James Hinchcliffe together. This is race line by Subaru. A range of performance drive this week at your local Subaru dealer anyone along the race line radio network. This is James Hinchcliffe and you're listening to race line. Radio subscribe to a radio shows at itunes or with your favorite podcast her. No medical exam or health questions will be asked sports net five ninety-two fan on demand. National Radio Motorsport Authority. Yes indeed the race line and radio network. Last week you heard the interview with F. One director Ross brawn recorded at the Canadian. International autoshow part of McLaren's induction into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of fame. Along with yours. Truly so there to salute We all were McLaren three time. Indianapolis Five Hundred Winner. Lone star Jr. legend Johnny Rutherford. Who One two three five hundred four McLaren. Seventy four seventy six and a third for chaperone in nineteen eighty big fan of this man. So a pleasure to speak with and trace a little history with Johnny Rutherford on Race Line Radio. And you were talking about running a midget the stadium track. What do you remember about the fact that other than it lasted? Well past midnight the scoring confused by car number with another car. And they gave him fourth place in the event and it was actually mine but then had the long drive to Langhorne Pennsylvania from here and It was good. It was racing and I was down to the eastern Motorsport Museum down in Pennsylvania and I bought a t shirt. Langhorne speedway on the back end puke hollow what? What do you remember about running one of those fern engine champ cars at the blazes famous for Bucolic respected few Kalo? And you have to. You know and and you can't run often. They're flat out like you could your But I said on the poll last dirt race. Ever run at Langhorne we. We were running well into top three for the first forty fifty miles nearly halfway and the thing started stumbling and It was sad because we would like to one there. You know what's good about it? Is You talk to guys like you talked to guys like Mario guys leg. Aj who remember running on the dirt and there is dance when you talk about dirt and how gratifying it is to see the root of the sport where it all started. Sprint car racing is as popular as it's ever been gotta do guys like you who learned on the dirt to see that it's still there. Oh it's coming back. It has turned around. You know younger people are seeing what is what is all about and enjoying it because it is exciting and you know NASCAR trucks. They run one of their races at Eldora and the NASCAR series is going to run a dirt track race sell. The sanctioning bodies are going. Somebody said to me what would happen. If Nascar Cup decided they wanted to run a stock car race back on the Dirt Lake. They used to back. Then that's what they that's what they did is started on the dirt is right you know at the. Little Half Mile County Fair tracks and so on. It was exciting racing to watch and then it kind of got home used to it and then it things turned around and come back full cycle. Almost yes getting. Yes Johnny Rutherford Three Time Indianapolis five hundred winner and two with McLaren. I asked us if anybody who's ever won that race biggest race in the sport more than once. What one is the most special might easy to say? The first time I won the Indianapolis five hundred was one stick out more than the other John. Es The first one in seventy four because of my battle with a J foyt my buddy from Houston we race hard and It was it was It was fun to race with him and I knew if I kept pressure on him. If every time he looked in his Mir I was sitting there waiting. I couldn't quite get by him down the straightaway because he was running the V. Eight four Cam Ford and it was just a little bit stronger there but I was faster through the turns and if I knew if I ever got by him that would be it. I kept the pressure on him and I knew I either run him out a right rear tire or his engine and sure. Enough is engine started blowing oil and He had him he was. He was black flagged and I took the lead and went on to win the race. And that was you know. We raised for forty some fifty sixty laps. Maybe it was. It was fun. Those are the days those days. John you spend a lot of your time as well on rookie orientation for the five hundred. You're not involved anymore. Any more. It was. He did that for a long time. John I did. I drove the pace car and was always involved all the races and could watch the New Drivers and tell them if they were doing anything wrong. But it you know they. They all learned quickly and it was. It was good. I still enjoy the racing. But it's you know they retired me and and at the hundred running of the Indianapolis five hundred and six two thousand sixteen. Loro job is still there. Yeah it is. It certainly is yes. The safety thing the halo around the cockpit. Some drivers say it's here to stay. They needed questions about ventilation. What is going to be like you know visibility your thoughts on that thing? You've got to have a thought on that Let's see what it what it does you know. There are a lot of minuses for it right now. The the weight of it cost of it and so on so visibility too well. I'm not sure if if somebody in front of you starts boiling oil. You know you're GONNA have to make pit stop to get it cleaned all and that's going to cost you the race. So that's that's remains to be seen as to what happens so the series seems to be pointed in the right direction which I thought on that. Well Roger Penske just bought the whole around. Yeah the whole shooting match. He's very successful at everything he does. And I'm sure that it will be indy cars as well. Johnny was a big Fan of yours and I still am. Thank you so very very much of the time you've it. Thank you love getting the legends on this show and over twenty eight years. We've had a lot of them on the air with us. There are three time. Indianapolis five hundred winner. What a gentleman Lonestar. Jr Johnny Rutherford on race? Line radio always splendid when you can reminisce about a place like puke hollow and legendary Langhorne speedway with a guy like Lonestar. Jr Okay Lorraina pitstop. If you would please what straight ahead the Subaru race on email trivia contests and your chance to win the Grand Prize. Pack OF THEM HAVE HINCHLIFFE. Andretti together talking about their reunion. This is the race line radio network. Yeah this is Jerusalem. You're listening to race line. Radio subscribe to a radio shows at I tunes or with your favorite podcasts. Do not too man sports net five ninety-two fan on demand. Canada's National Radio Motorsport Authority the race line radio network. I'm Eric. Thomas Looked Thomas Tales Collins in inside track motorsports news magazine or will be in the season preview edition due out very soon and on the web at Sports Net. Dot C. A you know on location covering events everybody at the race on radio network needs to look pro and sharpen that means custom-designed crew shirts from our longtime friends at Fast Eddie race. 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The entry goes into the brake drum with a winner drawn at random at the end of the on track racing season in November last week for this one we do declare the twenty twenty Subaru wrx and wrx. Sti comes equipped with a premium. Sound System described that system in pretty fair detail. Okay here it is again. Twenty Twenty Subaru. Wrx End the STI comes equipped with the premium sound system described system. Us Eric at race. Line radio DOT CA to connect and enter the Trivia contest. Your chance to win the prize. Pack that's capital E. R. I K. At race line. Radio DOT C Eric Graceland radio DOT CA facebook and Instagram. Yup Radio Network at twitter at et race. Line with us. Now go and heck did I put. Oh here. It is over here and get some Some entries here in some comments as well. Bob Lester Hof will lead us off Listen Sunday night. O'clock on our CO flagship station Global Newsradio nine hundred C html in Hamilton high. Eric listen to your show on Sunday nights and on occasion on the C. H. L. podcast. It's good to have it there because they're not always able to listen live on Sunday nights. And that's cool. That's why the podcasts. Are there and a lot is matter of fact. Most of our our fifteen affiliates across the country do podcast the program I've been a race fan a long long time. How how far back going back to the old speedway park days in the sixties? Wow that was a a a dirt track in Hamilton. The Hamilton area. That was kind of twinned with marital speedway way back when as long defunct Used to be able to see the outline of it in the field there. I don't even know they've built on top of that or not But yes speedway park. It's going back to the sixties your trivia questions sound system the wrx. Is Somebody watching the speakers. You get good good. He's got it right he says. Ps My nephew Bought a wrx and the sound system sounds fabulous. Yeah it does. It really does and thanks for you. Not Bob Westerhof and A little trip down memory lane. They're with old speedway park. Melissa Barn Net team twelve hundred Ottawa. Each love your program your Ross Brawn interview. Last week I thought was excellent. Well thank you so much. Melissa we do appreciate that and yeah fantastic. Democracy just heard Johnny Rutherford and Ross Brawn. Both of those guys interviewed at the Canadian International autoshow Part of the hall of fame. Thing is is terrific the at guys of that stature on this program Legislative Melissa she says the answer to your Subaru Trivia question. The sound system is in the valley up so many speakers excellent. She's in there and the again. This is the last week for that question. Melissa Barnett not a while. She says big Lewis Hamilton Fan. Eric cannot wait for the F. One season To get going and quite frankly Neither can we but as we sit on the news There is a there is a serious cloud around F. One considering just about all the teams are european-based new either in England or the in the in the case of Ferrari in Italy and they're corona virus has showed up there so just getting into countries. If you come from a country that has the virus in it. And there's there's people that you know that's not going to be an easy thing for a lot of these teams so you know. I think it's going to be really really difficult for the formula. One family to get around to their events going into Australia for the for the opener They say the race in Vietnam which is in May is still go but as I say. This is a fluid situation moving all the time. So nothing's definite but we'll keep our eyes on it and if anything happens in terms of the schedule because of the corona we will certainly Let you know Wendy Hollis Meadville maniac she says Eric Herbert said about my entry last week. On Your Trivia going to give you. The original answer is someone. Wants my computer here at the station at the library. That's where she has her computer The system delivers Less good she says. Do I need to work on some numbers in actual fact? Yeah thank you do when you're on the right track but you know what last week for this questions so give me the wattage of the amplifier. And how many speakers is you can nail that down. You've got another entry in there so there you are finisher contest entries or comments Eric. Race Line radio DOT CA to connect facebook and instagram race radio network at twitter at et race. Line Trivia question on the twenty twenty Subaru. Wrx In the STI described the sound system. Another pit. Stop The rain then. Hinchcliffe in Andretti on their indycar reunion. This is race line presented by Subaru for the ultimate performance handling test. Drive a B. R. Said sports coupe this week anywhere along the race. Line Radio Network this jolly and you're listening to a radio this ain't like when you're at a game and sign up for a credit card just to get the prize and then immediately cancel the credit card because there's no price when you sign up for a radio show at I tunes or with your favorite podcast here. Schwartzman at five ninety-two fan. On demand Canada's National Radio Motorsport Authority gets her twenty eighth consecutive sees on air across Canada. We are the race line radio network. Yep You can't go home again right. Candidates James Hinchcliffe S- best indycar years spent with Michael Andretti's multi-car outfit. And now the mayor of each town return to end ready autosport for both races at Indianapolis and the Oval Romp in Texas plugging into the media conference to announce this deal. Hinch and Michael joined by Keith Pierce Senior. Vp OF GENESIS Computer Software Company the capital behind this effort moderated by a team media director. Good Friend Ryan Weatherford. James Hinchcliffe Michael on Freddie and Keith Pierce on race. Line Radio but we're really excited You know we talked a lot about it Last couple of years is how do we get James Back into our team because we consider this home for him and I got a call from James a while ago and he says you know? Is there a chance that we can get together and I said Yeah? Let's start talking and hopefully this is something that we can turn into a long-term program and I think that's all of our goals and and get James Back in to our team full-time and it's pretty crazy. Because Genesis. I could literally see the building from my office. You know all these years right. There is crazy but We're again really excited. James you called android honest brought home for the two thousand twelve thirteen and fourteen seasons recording three wins with the team including your first career. Victory is a bit of a homecoming for you. And how does that feel? Yeah I mean it's it's tough to put into words. What today means to me? This is I've sat in this very room and one of the toughest as in my career back in two thousand eighteen. And I'm sitting here today. One of the happiest I've ever been. It's not necessarily a full seasons now. We thought twenty twenty was going to be six months ago but this is definitely the start of something great and the support from genesis the way that they stepped up to the plate Not just wanting to get involved but how quickly the company really got the program got on board and we were able to get this program done there. There are not enough superlatives for everybody involved in the program to get it to this point and then you said I mean to tie back with Andretti autosport. This is the team that I have a lot of really fond memories with it has always felt like a big family. I've stayed very close with a lot of the people on the team over the years since two thousand fourteen and you know we always sort of joked Michael J. F. night that you know one day we're going to get the band back together to have the shop. You know. Genesis office here in Indy. My house all within like a one mile radius of each other. It's going to be a short drive to work. Now is pretty cool. We're going to be seeing a lot of you. I have a feeling sorry about that. He Genesis and James announced a few weeks ago. The New Partnership and the goal to run indy and the Grand Prix and we've been able to Texas to that. Tell us first for those who may not be familiar. Who is Genesis yes so? Genesis is a software company that helps companies manage their customer experience so about seventy billion consumers. We handle their customer service interactions throughout platforms every year. And why James in Wyandotte you now? I have to say this great story behind how this came together and I just take a moment I think it was on instagram. I ever from Alex. Ball one of our sales leaders that turned into this. And if you had told me in November of last year which is really started the conversations I be sitting next to James and Michael dried out until you're totally crazy but I'd also say we hit the indycar lotto like literally the icon that is injury auto sports and in James So we've never had a sports platform as a company sponsorship. We could not have picked a better brand ambassador than James and so the team is easy. Sad is all come together geographically very nicely since we're all close and we'll hope to keep it going into next year. That's fantastic Michael. You mentioned that Genesis just just down the road literally visible from your office in radio has a strong portfolio. The Indiana based in Indianapolis based company is. How important. Is it to you to help? Bring the community until what we deal. I think that's great. You know obviously This is you know the the main hub for our sport and and you know there's so many great companies within Indianapolis you know and it's amazing when you start digging into it and and you know we're lucky enough to have genesis but we've done it with ru off from we've done it with Cambridge so there's a few others that Have been become part of our family through it and and I think it's great that you know when the CEO or whatever can just drive right down the streets or shop and stuff as it makes it a lot lot easier to do a lot of things. But but it's just I thing is It's says something about you. Know the support of this area for our sport. You know this is. This is the heart of it all for us Keith. With that I know of Genesis has a strong company based here in Indianapolis. How do you look to integrate integrate into Indycar in the community through this program? Genesis is one of the largest tech employers in Indianapolis. We have eight hundred and fifty people here in the office that James Michael Just referred to they will be painted orange and twenty nine here in May and then in June. We're sponsoring the mini marathon. So this is you know. Indy-car is kind of Ground Zero for Indianapolis so it's just a lot of sense for us and community so our employees are completely fired up to be behind this platform and you'll see a big sectional orange here in the in the track. Come we look forward to it. James Switching to a competition mindset. You won't be in the car for the first couple of races of the season but jumping in for the Grand Prix having a familiar team around you. How much do you think that will help you get up to speed yeah? I think it's going to help a lot. You know obviously I'll be heading into me for the first time It being the first race of the season for me which has its own challenges but I think this organization is going to be able to prepare me better than than any other one And a big part of that is the familiarity you know. I know a lot of the engineering staff already. I've worked with a lot of the drivers already on a personal level. I'm personal friends with every driver on the team as big as a team as it is. I'm actually a friend of guys so it sort of works out well in that sense and You know I'll be. I'll be very committed. Obviously in getting myself up to speed I'll be in the shop. Probably daily like you said bugging everybody and trying to get myself to a point where when we hit the track and may we can really just you know hit the running and and try to be competitive out of the box the Excuse me the track record for Andretti. Autosport at at the speedway speaks for itself. I don't think there's There's more capable team out there and It doesn't matter if it's the fourth fifth sixth seventh injury. They managed to get that competitiveness across every car. They run which is one of the most impressive things I think you know. We've been part of teams that had to run one extra car or a third car and You see sometimes the little areas where the third car might not get the same treatment as the as the full season cars but I've been here before. I've seen how they've done it. I've watched for the last five years from a distance how they've done it and one of the most impressive things about this organization as they come to indy with a purpose and no matter how many cars are putting on track. They make sure every one of them has an equal shot at winning this race. So Very excited to be able to pilot another hundred four car around here. This sport in this track have knocked down a few times and you come back swinging and stronger every time. How do you keep finding that resilience to rise to every challenge? You know I think every every competitor in every drivers is made up of Of A lot of material. And there's a there's a fire within us. There's a competitive drive. There's a lack of common sense and self preservation but a- it comes with the territory you know in Indianapolis is such a special place and I think fat any driver just they just want to win this race so badly that it doesn't matter how many times it kicks you down. Or how hard at kick you when you're down there you're going to get up and you're gonNA fight again and you're going to go after that that ultimate prize and We've we've definitely seen the Ryan to the stick a few times here in more ways than one and we've also had some tremendous experiences. Here's some really good days and there's just really the just one box left to check for us at the Indianapolis five hundred and you know hopefully twenty twenty year. Michael With this Andretti. Autosport will officially field six cars in the Indianapolis five hundred and ready technologies a sister engineering company. Obviously with the relationship with Meyer Shank as well. How do you keep focused with with so much going on? We keep focus. Could we have great people? I think for one. That's where it starts. Were very deep in talent within our team and and So a lot of the guys that are going to be on the extra car and stuff a very experienced Somewhere shop based some are from. You know indy lights teams and things like that but You know we have very very good. People always through our companies. So that's that's number one and thrusts we feel. There's an advantage with numbers because of information and You know Tournament the May used to be a long month. Used to be two weeks now. You basically have four days so so if you have another car out there you go. You have another car you know getting data and and so You know we feel that. That's an advantage for team. You know as long as we can do it right and have the right people in the right places and I think we proved that we can do that. We've run six cars here before and and you know with no problem so you know I. I think we're stronger. You know you put a talent like James. Nine wheel That's just another bullet in a gun. You know we have our six shooters now all loaded and ready to go. Ready to go back with Andretti. Sold very nice to hear Hinton Michael Together again and in addition to the three races hinch will do ten races for NBC as a pit reporter busy boy. Toronto is one of the ten. That's good Hinchcliffe Andretti and Keith Pierce on race. Line radio okay. Lorraine that's fire off that that final pitstop them. We're GONNA come back for next week's show guest lineup and more Mrs Waistline presented by Subaru powered with a heart pounding. Wrx Sti now fifteen time Canadian rally then champion on the race line Radio Network This is Michael Andretti. We're coming right back on race. Line Radio send us all your money. Sign up for our free podcasts. At itunes or with your favorite catcher and we'll send you a free subscription for sports net five ninety the fan on demand. Absolutely Free Eric. Thomas sits race Lon across Canada on the race lime radio network white black is up there there. It is one more apt to do. That's what that means. So here's what we're planning to do for your next week going to get the latest Preview details on the Mohtaram Custom car motorsports Expo game within sight tracks. Greg Macpherson a few new things added to tell you about felon sidetrack editor. James Nielsen will have her official preview of a twenty twenty Formula One world driving championship season. Will it be another Mercedes? Run away more than likely. Plus the Subaru Raisani mailbag Trivia contest. But when checkers fly we say goodbye unanimous race line. Thanks going out to James Hinchcliffe. Michael Andretti Keith. Pierce Ryan Weatherford. Andretti autosport media. Johnny Rutherford Greg mcisaac and Canadian International autoshow Media Toto Wolff and Sky Sports F one big. Thanks as always spring. Commander will reign post month. Andrew Holland for operational and production. Excellence so from all race. Line Radio I'm Eric Thomas. So long everyone race line coast to coast on the race. Line Radio Network presented by Subaru has been driven by the Subaru. Wrx WRX S. T. I. and be ours. Ed Learn more at Subaru dot ca and by general tire anywhere is possible. Talk again next week. Do it right here on race line radio.

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Oct. 7: James Hinchcliffe details his call for an IndyCar Drivers Association

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Oct. 7: James Hinchcliffe details his call for an IndyCar Drivers Association

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Glad you asked you pretty close to perfect. Fastest in all practices won the poll that every lap for his fourth win in a row, eighth of the season to all, but Bank, his fifth championship. That's because points, rivals, Sebastian, Venelin, Ferrari continue to shoot themselves in the foot, bad tire choice, started vessel way back in eighth. Then he spun after contact with for stopping on lap eight dropping him tail and fellow wound up six at the finish. It gives Hamilton an enormous seventy six point lead at a fifth title insecure. If Lewis wins the next round, the US grand prix in Texas and vessel doesn't finish second Montreal's land stroll, finish the race in Japan seventeenth after a penalty for pushing for Nando Lonzo off on lap number one. F one file McLaren's sporting director. And former race Lamberto guest shield. Farren is not in favor of any format overhaul. 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This is James Hinchcliffe and you're listening to race line radio, Bob, mccowan to see what. Think he said you can rewind primetime sports by gas when you subscribe it, I tuned or with your favorite pod catcher, sports, five ninety fan on demand, demand demand. Canada's national radio motor sport of already the race line radio network, IndyCars most popular driver again, this season Oakville zone. James Hinchcliffe is drawing a lot of attention just after the season ended with his article for racer magazine dot com. Calling for the formation of a formal drivers association in IndyCar to better protect the guys who risk it all for the series, the sponsor and the fans. So let's get the story behind this idea shall we? Here's part one of our interview with James Hinchcliffe back with us on race line radio. I did have an interview with you to talk about your season and what was going on and then and then Robbie had his accident, and we have seen since a videos of him, you know, with with that bicycles sort of thing and telling fans, and he's fighting to get back. And that's the thing that I wanted to ask you about is the fact that Robbie's of fighter, we always knew he was a fighter. We've known them a long time. He's your best friend and and it's just fabulous to see that he ain't taken this lying down if you want to be, you know, kind of funny about it. He's fighting back. To try and get back into a race car is soon as you can, and that's that's awful good to see, isn't it? Yeah, no doubt. I mean, he's done it for a while and the fans that didn't know him before we got to see what he was all about this year, and he is a fighter and he's stubborn to tell. So he's working sail off as promise you had, you know, he, he always every time I see him, which is, you know, luckily pretty often. Heels just says, I much appreciate all love and support that that he and Carly getting the motorsports world and defense all over that. That means a lot guys keep doing that keeps going below and yeah, he's he's, he can't be back to Burma to them. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. And thank you for that off the top here. Congrats again on being named Indy most popular driver for twenty eight thousand. What's this? The millionth time you've been selected for that. Appreciate it. I mean, obviously it's diverse. We have all the fans and everybody voted repre-. She ate the support, obviously. It's cool. You know, I'm, I'm so fortunately I do, Eric, it's, you know, when when fans recognized all the things that you do above and beyond just driving the race car, I think a lot of that comes from, it's, you know, it's not a champion champion. Dogs could go number one. Also one. It's still it's a sweeping to to be recognized, everybody like that. So very much appreciated and thanks, everybody voted. Exactly, exactly. James Hinchcliffe. You don't recognize the voice in wrong. If you don't on race line radio, I wanna talk primarily about the the essay that you wrote for racer dot com. You know what it? It hints. It reminded me of the white paper that gurney wrote about the state of IndyCar in seventy nine when he called for the creation of car to bring IndyCar racing batter back under control. Again, you know, giving owners more say in how the sport is run. When you sack was calling the shots as a longtime ago. You are calling for a more formal drivers association for greater influence on how Indy-Car is run when it comes to representing drivers rights and drivers protection is what was the thinking in your head behind coming up with something like this. I mean, I honestly, the sinking just comes from having had a lot of conversations with a lot of different people over the last call it three four years. And there's a lot of conversations. There's a lot of support and a lot of good ideas. But at the end of the day, we haven't learned enough fire for the action taken and no, you know that there was I, I would. I would say that, yeah, to a certain extent, it comes out of a certain amount of frustration and things like that. You know, the things that didn't may become across cleared the article is, you know, the IndyCar does do a lot in. We have more transparency between the drivers in the series. Now that I think we've ever had sure houses in a very, very big part of that. We have great champion within the series in Mark Miles, you know, as a group of drivers, but just because of doing something. Okay, doesn't we can't do something better, you know. And and I think we're in a position that was scary the at the serious self, a teams drivers all of us to organize a little more formally in a little better. And and yeah, just just make sure we're be taken care of in a way that fair. You know, we're not trying to. We're not trying to invent. Wheel here. We're not trying to write the book or not trying to make at -rageous Ammann's when I'm trying to bankrupt anybody, we, we all understand that we're not gonna fail. We don't have back the ball TV money. Like we, we get all that. We just wanna make sure that we're not being taken advantage of by anybody and and be in a sense of being taken care of a little bit better Hinch. Was there any reason why you brought this to public attention now this obviously has been on your mind for a while. And as you said, you've talked to an awful lot of people. Why was this the right time in your mind to bring it out into the into public knowledge on the it was suggested by somebody then that'd be a good time to do it. Okay. I didn't have. I didn't have a logical reason to not history. I think in the past is in been reasons to not be served thing. But when it was brought up, I, I had no rebuttal. So I figured, you know, if not part of the solution, you're part of the problem and I might as well, you know, put my money on out and start trying to actually do something about it. So there's part one of our interview with James Hinchcliffe on his plan to establish a more formal IndyCar drivers association for better protection of the performers in this high speed circus in part to we're going to get into sort of the nuts and bolts of this thing. And most of what hinges talkin about is better insurance for some of these drivers because there are some drivers out there who racing without insurance, and that's not right at all. All right. Well, let's do another pit stop here, but coming up part two of our interview with James Hinchcliffe. As we mentioned right after we played the Subaru race, Lenny, mailbag trivia contests in line you up for a shot at winning the price back that we award at the end of the on-track recent season at the end of November lots more to do. You got. 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What does d. c. c. d. stand for okay, us Eric race line, radio dot CA to enter the contest with your answer that question. It's Eric capital, Eric symbol at race, line radio, like one big word race, line, radio dot, c. into the contest with your answer. Let us now go to the mail bag over here. We go. Undo the string of top Steve. Sarah Mak always in with lots of good stuff. We appreciate them listening and he does so loyally every Sunday night. Eight o'clock on AM eight hundred CK. L. w. in Windsor across the river from Detroit, Eric says, great show. Thank you so much, Steve. It's always kind of say as usual. Great show. Thank you. Here is an idea. Probably not a good one, but an idea nonetheless inherit is, has everyone anyone ever considered putting a wire mesh type deal over the cockpits of Indy car or f one cars? I think it would protect the drivers a lot better than say the f. one halo and would provide some ventilation to help with keeping drivers cool in the cars think it's kind of off the wall. Anyway, here's a of the new trivia question answer. I'll take a stab at DC CD on the Subaru. STI stands for and he's got it correct way to go Steve. He's got another entry barred me in the in the brake, drum appreciate that. The only thing I can think of. I've never heard anybody talk about the possibility putting some kind of, you know, a high-tension high tensile strength, a mesh or webbing, or anything like that over the cockpit because I think what you'd get in terms of. Of opposition to that is the fact that it may obstruct your vision. I mean, you know, make clouded somehow with the f. one halo it's up above the driver's vision, but the upright in in the centers. The only thing in the middle of their field of vision, the higher windscreen, the IndyCar guys are going to try to institute very, very quickly here. Hopefully next year has a clear windshield with no obstruction. So I'm thinking if you put some kind of a mesh there you get, you know if it's going to be fine enough, not to bother. You can like looking through a nylon stocking, I'm guessing, and I don't think anybody would want that, but to make something that fine strong enough to stop flying debris think it would be enormously expensive. So it's not a bad, not a bad idea at all, but I dunno if anybody's going to adopt it. But I think that would be the main opposition to. But anyway, thanks for the idea. Steve freesheet that ROY ruddy listens in Ottawa on TSN twelve hundred Sunday nights e t this time to concede this f one championship to Mr Lewis Hamilton, I think so now, yeah, with seventy six point lead on vessel. He goes on to say a seat. Season that started with such great promise has been reduced to this being an f. one fan. I was still watch and hope for the better which I could get access to a computer. So I could get dirt vision to watch the rule of laws kind of a swing there. But you know, I think it's right. I mean, even with forty points, I think people were ready to concede the championship to lose, but veteran Ferrari holy cow was mentioned in the new shooting themselves in the food. Again, put him out on the wrong tyres. Rain came and he got caught out could only start the race eighth, then he makes contact with for stop and trying to get around him. So all kinds of uncharacteristic errors for Ferrari and for vessel and with seventy six point lead. All that Hamilton needs to do. Now, we mentioned this in the news is to go into the US grand prix at coda, the circuit of of the Americas in Austin, Texas, win that one and hope that veteran finished second. If he does have to go to the next race, but it looks pretty good right now for Lewis Hamilton to grab his his next championship. But the thing that kind of gets me is the fact that you know, we haven't seen. A lot of potency from Ferrari fighting back. I mean Velez, as said before his bravely saying, now we're going to finish this thing. But man, they really seem to be off song and off kilter at exactly the wrong time and they're letting Louis Amer Sadi's run away with Senator contest entries or comments. Okay. Us Eric race, line, radio dot CA to connect with us the question, the twenty nineteen Subaru WRX STI comes a quick with a multi mode d. c. c. d. system in the drive train. Tell me what DC CD stands for. All right. Well, another quick pitstop to fire off than part two of our interview with James Hinchcliffe. This race line presented by Subaru for the elephant form saddling test drive a be ours sports coupe this week on the race line radio network. This Lewis Hamilton, and you're listening to race line radio. Primetime east anytime subscribed to the prime type sports podcast. At I tunes four with your favorite pod catcher, sports knit five ninety the fan on demand. Canada's national radio motorsport authority for more than a quarter century. You know, race line radio network is guest segment is brought to you by only technology series. Multi belt spy, continental contact precision engineered for perfect fit form and function with the true Oaten pedigree, OT technology series dot com. 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. You know an opportunity to have some primary insurance a little more of the alley of what's what's people meet. Yeah, exactly. And you know what these drivers are going through to keep ride secure rides, because you are one of those guys at one point when you first got started. Exactly, right. I mean, I from a physician of of experience, but I also started as a kid that drove for free his first year. Yeah. So I've been there. I've I is his track, you know, with a driver that lost his life, you know? And that could have been. In one of that day in that time I was making zero dollars. I was uninsured and that just doesn't. It just doesn't people right and not stub one that has a good argument for why that is. Yeah, I'm not going to sit here and pretend like I know out of of all the elements of this problem. I don't know the of certain parts of business teams. Business of the insurances don't get me wrong, but but I'm I'm a smart enough guy to know when I see one and to, you know, see the point when I don't have a good rebuttal and nobody has presented with the reason why this shouldn't be the situation different. Good. There's room here to improve things that can be done. Cigarette in the article is gonna have to be somebody that's not currently driving your gifts because they might have time and effort. Gonna take and amount of inevitable difficult conversations to have with, you know, people in power. It's a hard thing to do for guys that are still are John. If I've got to be the one that helps kind of post find that person if that person in into place, and I'm happy to do it because I think it's called for the fighting four. There's got to be somebody out there that understands this. That's a former driver that would be able to dedicate the kind of time that it would take to get this way. And I think you know optimistically there's, there's got to be somebody out there that could do this right. Yeah, there are a lot of guys whose whose names on the ring and I don't want to name any of it here that that about just because I haven't approached them with this conversation yet. Still anybody cut off guard. Sure. Cautiously optimistic that from a lot of moves, there will be that we can really just try to make something just a little more structure. And just kind of help the cause you fully realize you could well be long retired before this really comes to pass. Right, absolutely. Hiding. Almost expect it Sean. The reason is topic came up again recently in why I was sort of, you know, prompted to talk about it was I mentioned it on the podcasts at albatross and I on that. You know, will will often ask, you know, what are your goals? Fear career, you know, and and United this conversation before. I shy away from ever putting, you know, Merkel or statistical goal to career because our business the fact the matter is there are so many factors outside of control that you could drive one enough to win three, five hundred five championships, and you could have one twenty your belt. You know, there's so many things that affect the come that aren't your ability or anything like that. Never put, you know, said numerical goals. I think the big goal that I always said I have is we've this sport with the respect of the people that I have in New York, and that's number one for me. Sure. Number two is still plan part in in giving drivers of bigger voice and getting us a little more unified little more structures, kind of always kind of always that as something that would happen after I retire, you know, maybe maybe this sort of flu burns for the next little. He'll not gonna learn divined wheel for bit. They up the day, comes the hang up the helmet. I can step right into that room when she. 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 and more this race line presented by Subaru powered for the heart pounding WRX STI, thirteen time, Canadian rally manufacturers champion on the race line radio network. 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Talking with the Mayor: James Hinchcliffe Joins the Show!

"To welcome to another episode. Welcome to another episode of Lamed Parlay. Your host might joke. I'm joining me. Today is none other than the famous James Hinchcliffe James First off. How are you doing today? I'm doing very well. Thanks for asking yourself hanging in there. Man and second question comes from actually comes from my wife is how are the dogs enjoying Hornsey and so far? I think the dogs are sick of seeing becky. I around the house you know like we used to have run of the world guide route. Now you're always you're yell it up to get up the couch and everything. Though I think they're they're anxious for the evacuated. I do have to say your weller. Looks like he's the size of a small bear at this point already. Yeah Yeah we're quite quickly approaching medium bear. Think is you know when when you get that kind of dog either. Bernie doodle tend to many Bernie doodle which is which is kind of funniest thing But it's it's a little bit of A little bit of lucky deck with the size of dog they can range from thirty to sixty five. Pounds really depends on On luck draw and so we weren't sure what we were getting. He's he's eight months and he's he's tipped over fifty so you still got a bit of room to go. Like think is going to be a big boy while that's that's insane that's actually before. I KNOW EVERYBODY LISTENS. Probably like why are you starting with this? But that's actually how I got my wife into paying attention to Indycar was look James. Santa Claus has a dog look at that that dogs instagram and now she actually pays attention to racing so that you did help win my wife over a little bit into the racing world there you go on the dog day. We'll give the dog so we'll we'll go to some some racing here you've got Texas coming up now in just a couple of weeks. Any thoughts or concerns on the fact that it's kind of lumped into one day the first race of the year after a unique in longer than usual off season. The the longer off season is is definitely the weirdest part of it. All you know I mean if you think back to twenty six teen. We got rained out of the first attempt to Texas and came back two or months later. Whatever it was. We got ten minutes the practice and picked up the race on lap. Seventy seven and everything was fine so the the idea of being a one day show. I don't think really Really throws anybody for a loop. It's it's something that we've sort of done in the past In a similar capacity but the weirdest thing is just yeah at at that point of the year. We were three quarters away this even when it happened last time this is going to be everybody's first race since Laguna last September. So there's definitely going to be a little bit of You know more cobwebs do To brush off. And I think everybody's going to have to understand and got to go to play a little smarter. Play a little safer you know. I said we're not three quarters of the way through the season we're just starting off and so there's there's no reason to make silly moves into to push too hard too fast Hopefully still going to be a long season and lots of racing involves but it's easy to get things wrong you know trying to trying to rush at all by Going to two quick for sure. That's that was. My thought was okay to our practice before is good but what happens if somebody in your Craxi suspension piece. Do they have enough time? And do they have enough people to fix a car in a couple of hours to get running again? It all depends. You know it all depends on On how big the head is in compared to team is. But you know we've had. We've had days of a of a race weekend. I duNNo. We'll rain that led to qualifying before the race on the same day. And so it's that's not at all Situation that we're not used to you know indycar. Has You know sort of guidelines in terms of how much time minimum they give teams in between sessions in case of something like that and I think all that still being followed so I think it'll be fine awesome so last Texas based question. I don't know how much testing you've personally had with the new era screen. Is there any concern with the new? Just not being familiar with its characteristics. Ana Race track before Texas you know. I don't think I don't think it's concern about about you know characteristics. I'll remember praise. Allah concerns the right word. You know I think that every driver and especially in every engineer is the is dying to have more testing and a waste. They were able to come a little bit more prepared but the end of the day is pretty much the same for everyone. You know the work all did a test day at Texas after the CODA Open test so we know the cars have run on track with screen and and there wasn't any problems you know at that task Unfortunately no enter any cars royal the runabout one because all of our guys are Knock classified as rookies but they It's the same sort of scenario for everyone you know and I think it's I think it's GonNa be interesting to see how team sort of handle the task. And I can certainly going to speak to the level of simulation that each team has available to them and and what we roll off with on On I practice and the morning awesome so we will switch gears here slowly after a couple years away from Andrea. You're you're back into stable. There does that help your confidence going into Texas knowing the team knowing some of the guys that are there and kind of being familiar with how things are typically run it Andretti. It does for sure you know if I was if I was walking into an organization I never worked with. I would certainly be a little more apprehensive and maybe a little bit more work to do in in ingratiate myself to the team. But there's a lot of familiar faces. There are a lot of people that I worked with. You know in mice than at Andretti back in twelve to fourteen and And that does definitely. GimMe a degree of confidence. The the tricky part is you know as I was supposed to be heading into my first race at the GP last weekend we were already forays into the season. And I would have been in all those races. I would have been Attending engineering briefings. Really getting myself back up to speed with the procedural things that happened at Andretti. Go through thing you know. Then it's been five years since they're so there's there's Definitely some things that have changed and it's grown quite a bit since since I last ran there and so it would have been really nice to have at least a little bit of an understanding of you. Know some of their protocols and procedures and sometimes sorta you know sleep on that stuff to let him marinade. Now we're going to be talking about it all shop for the first time. I actually see it and it's going to be the first time doing it so that that part's a little bit a little bit tougher but at the end of the day you know we gotta get in and do the best job that we can make sense so switching gears here slaley. This is a fan question. We saw Joseph new gardens extreme artistic skills on social media. Yeah I mean it's it's really amazing. It's actually still better than I would do. But nonetheless has James Cliff picked up any new quarantine hobbies you know so I I swore to myself by the time it was all done. I wanted to be able to juggle. I have I have yet to start practicing. So I'm I'm definitely not on a on a positive stretch there but then the other thing that I I've taken up trying to pick up his Spanish I've been on. Oh I've been on duo lingo for A little bit every day trying to learn a little bit of Spanish. So we'll see how long see how well that holds up. When we get back more I love it so on a similar note you you alex and Sam all appeared on a podcast called whiskey cast that a couple years ago. I was a guest on so I wanted to know since then have found any new whiskey or bourbons that that really caught your eye Honestly what's interesting about quarantine is you're not there shopping and And trying As much bourbon as you are in so So no I think the short answer. I've I've been. I've been plowing through the stock pile of that. I had for corn team starting and it's much much more difficult in Pennsylvania to get anything right now other than what you can get at the local brewery because all of these state run liquor. Stores are closed. So that's all a challenge. I've actually asked mark at Whiskey. Cast a couple of times. What do I do so? And he doesn't really have a very good answer for me because there is no good answer. Did you get one of the fancy whiskey Whiskey cast Gla- tasting glasses. Yeah yeah he sent through a bunch of them so we've got a a bunch of nyc grandparent's now to add to the collection awesome so another question that typically just would ask unfortunately. She had to go to work early so she she couldn't join us. You pick three guests to bring dinner whether they're still with us or not. Who would your three guests be great? Great Question Well I WANNA have dinner with Greg more. You know. I never got the chance to really get to know my hero and it sucks because I've become such good friends with Dario. Tk and guide that were really tight with them So would have been would have been cool to get to know. This is Greg Dinner I would like to have Seth Macfarlane because I think he's going to the funniest guys out there and be it'd be cool to have You know have dinner at a bourbon with him and Last but not least I would probably WanNa have now Commander Chris Hadfield Who's a Canadian? Astronaut Very Very prominent well known Canadian astronaut. Because I'm a huge space near and I love the brain on a on a bunch of things. That's fantastic. Did you go to one of those NASA things that a couple of new car guys went to a couple of years ago? Am I mixing up? Who went over to one of the NASA stations? No no that's definitely me I haven't made no efforts to hide that. I have blatantly abused my position to try to get into many as possible and I've been pretty successful. Actually we've managed to make into a couple and With the help of Drew Foist Bill. He's an astronaut based in east and I've got to know him and his family a little bit over the years he's a big race fan and he made it to a bunch of the events and Yeah he gave a pretty awesome Backstage tour of Johnson Space Center and we went up to the one in Huntsville and we. Yeah we we've done a bunch. Joseph and I went to space camp together. Who went day which so drew is the astronaut who posts the images of tracks from space correct. Correct as I love that guy. I don't think I would ever have the guts to do anything like that. So more power to him there. Let's see here which fellow racer Wetherby indy-car or any other form of racing has given you the best career advice. And what would that advice be have been you know I? I've been really lucky. I've got a lot of people that we're willing to share advice. And things like that. But the one that always stands. That would be actually from Dario and it was. It was my rookie season. It was in Long Beach so I think that was only my second race and you know I was still. I was still trying to grasp the fact. You know that I was actually on the indy-car read. I was racing with guys with Dario Magician. One hundred powers and You know especially on radio and watching some thousand diapers because he's not old You know it was. It was still a lot. You know I'd be on track during practice and I see you know Scott Carr and my mirrors and I would just like. I don't know I'm just like pull over and let him go. I didn't WanNa get away. You know it was just it was. I felt almost to play and We were walking back from practice on Friday and Dario came up but he's like so many. How's it going out there? What do you think that we're trying to about a nice federally man? You know. I'm just like I can't believe all the people were on track with nuts and he puts his arm around me. Go attention boy. Let me tell you something he goes. You spend your whole life trying to get to this point and then you realize you're racing against the same jackass that you have been go karts. And they're just they're just those people and I and I kinda Kinda and I thought about it. I'm like yeah. You know on the grid with J R Hildebrand. And with Charlie Timbaland with Marco Andretti and Grammar Hall and all these guys racy yet about twelve years old. And he's like you know Tom and Ryan all those same guys. We're just a bit old like it's the same group of people. Don't even worry who any of these people are. They're just card on the track and it's the same guys. You've been racing against your entire life. And for some reason when he said that. And just sorta like it just very humanized the whole grid for me and I stopped looking at them like the legend Scott Dixon. It's just yeah that's the guy driving the nine and it really did kind of helped me gain a lot calls on track. I love it and if everybody listening doesn't repeat that question in Dario accent you have failed quarantine so far. So let's see here. This is a fan question and I don't remember who has so. I apologize to whoever submitted if you added one driver to your team discord. Ira Racing Fund. That's I guess now on Monday nights. Which driver would you most want to add? You know. I think it'd be fun to have Have Dale Junior in it? 'cause he great IRA series great dude. You know life with key and he I think he likes talking about Mac and having a bit of fun so I think he would fit in with team discord and an elsie Monday. Monday's very very well. So for those who are listening. And maybe aren't familiar now that the official racing has done tells a little bit about LLC Q. Monday for those. Maybe who haven't yet watched? Yeah well I mean those of you that haven't watched I'm GONNA firmly suggest you remove surgically the rock for montage top of you and And come join one little bit of the real world left and that exists on Monday nights at seven thirty we created something called the C. Q. League Monday night in an and basically group of of degenerate racing drivers who get on IRA thing and after weeks of people taking this way too seriously and fucking all the fun out of it. We decided to kind of be the anti those guys and We show up. We're not only doing not practice. We're not allowed to practice. We can't practice because they don't even tell us what cars were racing or what track for racing on until we want on. We get ten minute practice session. Which also doubles as the qualifying and we go straight into the race and we do three different races tonight. Three different cars through different tracks and the whole time where were attached on discord which is all broadcast. And it's just a lot of smack talk a lot of a lot of you know attempts to strategize with other guys that inevitably fail spectacularly A lot of inside jokes come out of it but it's it's the most entertaining thing. I think that's happening in sport right now so Monday. Seven thirty Kind of daily streams on which? But we're all getting a broadcast online now. So it's it's a whole thing I love it. Yeah there's a lot of fun to watch. My wife keeps asking me. Why am I laughing at my phone when with with headphones while she's watching whatever reality? Tv happens to be on. I venture to say that and this is neat. I wasn't going to bring up that. You are happy the regular. I won't say regular. Ira Sing whatever you call. It is now in the past I am and and the reason is because now I can enjoy I raising like. I openly admit that I was not active on racing beforehand and I honestly didn't have a good excuse. It's not that I not that I didn't want to I just I just had done it And so obviously we were all sort of thrust into this and I. I thought it was sort of supposed to be something kind of fun that everybody could get involved in. It would give the fans something to watch and sponsored a little more airtime better cetera. And the problem is is that when you get you know twenty four in car driving. Doing anything could be playing solitaire. It's still becomes the most competitive thing on earth and so teams than got involved in guys have multiple engineers per car and they were spending twenty plus hours a week practicing et Cetera et Cetera. And I'll be honest media even quarantine kind of time and I didn't feel like I'm a newly married man. I didn't feel like getting divorced and my first year marriage and so I often to not spend way not spend so much time so I did. the INDYCAR challenge at exactly you know the level that I will be able to compete at it. And Yeah that was like a fifteen to twenty points effort And so that's where I finished in the racist where my Internet been crap out and I didn't even make bread which did happen more than once. So yeah it was I racing in general. I love it and I. I'm so happy that I've been introduced to it the way that I have and I tend to be a very active user on it From here on out but Yeah the the way. The car thing came together and the way it developed in front of unfolded. I I was out in a big way and I was I was not addition to To really compete but wasn't as much fun it was. It certainly ended up all this. Leave it as it was. It was very interesting and like you I do like staying married as a somewhat newly married man myself so when there is not racing on I try to pay attention so I definitely understand not spending while hours a day on on. Ira or whatever some of those guys were doing. Moving through a real world question last October. You and Alex did bathurst. I know you've talked about it on your show a little bit that it was it was a an experience you want to get back to. So what was bathurst? Like I know you guys I think from what I understand. You didn't have the best car but tells a little bit about the amazing circa down there. That is absolutely wanted to coolest tracks in the world. And you know. I've been lucky I've travelled bit for Motorsport and I have a lot of raced on or seeing a bunch of called tracks around the world but I I you know I'd always heard a lot about backer. Obviously watched it and Been a big fan of acres. Go a long time but getting the opportunity to go there and see but actually take part in it was it was a bucket list item shore and man. That place is gnarly. 'cause it's it's how you know normal. Permanent road course racing track and half rally stage up and down the mountain and it's It's a commitment track like no other. You know the across the top of the mountain. You're talking blinds Elevation for gear corners with walls on thinks street course confined at those with blind entries and elevations and it's And that's before you even get the downhill section because the really tricky part you know. They're trying to learn a new car in the car and try to learn the track all the same time the massive undertaking and the huge ask for myself but you know walking shined ready. United did a great job preparing us as best they could. And and even that you know we felt completely to lunch for most of the week but it wasn't awful lot of fun and I really open the chance to go back so for those. Who aren't super familiar with car. How does a VA supercar drive? Compared to may be an car or an INDYCAR. What are the big differences other than the obvious right? So the the car is It's kind of a kind of a hybrid between you. Know like a prototype car stockcar. You know it's definitely got a little bit more technology and And the rest of the car but it's not quite It's not you know prototype level of downforce technology and so it's kind of an interesting middle middle ground. It's actually a lot of fun in that sense. Got Tons of power very under tired the very very low on mechanical grip which is pretty good pretty good recipe racing right there And very unique in the way it deals with weight transfer you know compared to a prototype or even GTM car and they're a little bit more. I guess kind of race car bread and And so and requires a very unique. Driving style was one of the hardest things for myself almost unlearn all the things that we knew as as keys making an indycar go quickly And and reprogramming our brain and muscle memory to do what needed to be done to get a lot of time. V Eight supercar so it's just different inputs and how you apply you know the brakes and how you input the car how you work the tire and and all that is all a bit different so definitely a lot to learn nine just a couple of days you guys were have. What three four testing days before the actual race Yeah we had. We had three day like two and a half days at a different track that was very small and short and slow and absolutely nothing like authors whatsoever. And then yeah you get about a day two as a practice at bathurst before ray so Y- kind of three and a half days all into the actual track and it's You know you're you're tired limited and you're all the rest of. It's going to be a little bit careful but it was like it was a great experience and you know bathrooms is one of those races. That is on people's bucket list whether you're a driver fans because it's so cool. Yeah one hundred percent agree there so we'll wrap it up with too easy questions here. One is something we've been doing on the PODCASTS. All Year with jars that we have if you had to pick one song for our driver spotify playlists whether you do before the race or after the race. What song or artists would it be all man? It'd be interesting artists. Go OF ALBION. Amtrak this macy DC. Before race I love it. Definitely right up my alley there and this last question am again James. Thanks very much for the time this afternoon here. You are roommates with conor daily for a little while connor dealers roommates with you. I should say so. This is a fan question from David. Lighting your favorite conor Daly Roommate story absolutely not repeatable on a podcast favorite actually repeated. Three big are Okay so okay. So here's my favorite one that I can ask actually tell people So my my living room has a fireplace and TV is sort of like wall mounted you know above the fireplace and so you know fair enough. It's it's probably a little higher than the ideal viewing angle would be but we don't watch a Lotta TV there so it's not not the room and You know Connor. Everybody knows and certainly you know now if you didn't before he's he's a big Gamer. He's a big Kala duty and spend whatever other first person shooter. Games out there and One day so he he would always play on that. Tv for enough and One day I came home. I I walk in the front door and as you walk in the front door you can see right in the living room and I walk in the front door and conor Daly in taken one of my dining room chairs cleared off the coffee table in the living room and put the chair on top of the coffee table and it was sitting in the chair on top of my coffee table so that way he got a better angle for gaming shooting mystical warlocks or whatever it is you do in the Games. He was playing. I remember walking the walk in the door. And it's like come on. What are you doing not my coffee table sanity? That is fantastic. And yes most of those games that connor plays. I am terrible at nor do I understand but they do look like fun. I mean he seems to be good at them and make it a lot of famous twitch in gaming friends so he's obviously You moving up in the gaming world so I get all the credit in the world for that I love it. That's a fantastic story James again. Thanks for the time today. Stay Save over these quarantine weeks months and look forward to seeing you back out on the track and good luck in Texas much appreciate that. Yeah NO PROBLEM. Have a good one you too the.

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The Motorsports Drop: 1/17/20

The Down and Dirty Show

03:57 min | 10 months ago

The Motorsports Drop: 1/17/20

"I'm Chris Leoni. And this is the motorsports drop your source for the latest and greatest in action motor sports news results and more. Where's your update for Friday January? Seventeenth the deck car. Rally finally has not one but two American winners in the same year after Ricky. Gray okay back in Casey Curry held onto the motorcycle. And that says e-class leads respectively through Friday's final stage. Carlos Sainz won his third deck car and the car class. Well Agnosio Casale one in quads. Drake cards of came out on top in the truck. Class the inaugural edition of the event. Saudi Arabia feature twelve stages the took competitor's across the country. NBC has a marathon of coverage schedule. Friday starting with Stage three at one. PM Eastern Ten am Pacific and running running all the way through the event to the premiere of the final stage at six PM Eastern Three PM. Pacific Monster Energy super-cross returns to Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Saturday for its second round in southern California in three weeks. Justin Barsha and Justin Cooper remain the incoming points leaders but can rocks and then Austin fork near each scored scored victories in Saint Louis to put the pressure on the race will air on Saturday ten PM Eastern Seven. PM Pacific on NBC. Meanwhile the thirty four th Lucas soil. Chili Bowl nationals. Continue with more heats on Friday and the alphabet soup leading all the way up to the main on Saturday night live coverage of the finals begins at eight thirty thirty. PM Eastern five thirty PM Pacific on TV and streaming on lucasville racing TV qualifying night winner so far have included Nascar Cup series stars. Kyle Larson Larceny. Christopher bell up and comer cannon McIntosh and Longtime Dirt Oval Standout Rico Abreu in other racing news w series will expand outside of Europe for the first first time in twenty twenty running support events alongside Formula One at the United States and Mexican Grand Prix. The races will take place on back to back weekends not Tober and and will conclude the eight round championship. Finally James Hinchcliffe difficult. offseason may not see him on the sidelines for much longer he announced on Thursday. I did that. He'll have the backing of telecommunications firm Genesis for this may which should enable him to run both the indy-car Grand Prix and Indianapolis. Five hundred. Hinchcliffe has dropped by Arrow Schmidt Peterson motorsports in favor of young talents Oliver skew in Panama Award but rumors persist. That may be the team's third driver in May Inspire. There's which the Chevrolet Hinchcliffe has long been associated with Honda in various capacities both behind the wheel. And as a spokesman. That's all for this edition of the Motor Sports. Drop thanks thanks for listening and be sure to rate review and subscribe until next time. I'm Chris Leoni race. Yeah Hey I'm andy if you don't don't know me it's probably because I'm not famous but I did start a men's grooming company called Harry's the idea for Harry's came out of a frustrating experience I had buying razor blades. Most brands were overpriced east over designed and out of touch. At Harry's our approach is simple. Here's our secret. We make sharp durable blades and sell them at honest prices for as low as two dollars. Each we care about quality so much that we do some crazy things like by a world class German blade factory obsessing over every detail means we're confident and offering one hundred percent quality guarantee. Millions of guys have already made the switch to Harry's so thank you if you're one of them and if you're not we hope you give us a try with this special offer get a Harry starter. Set with a five blade. Razor Razor Waited Handle Shave Gel and travel cover all for just three bucks plus free shipping. Just go to Harrys DOT COM and enter five thousand at checkout. That's Harrys Dot com code five thousand enjoy.

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Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway Preview

Pit Lane Parley

41:41 min | 5 months ago

Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway Preview

"Welcome to another episode. What guys welcome to another episode of pilling par Lay I. Am Jess and with me tonight I have host, Mike and Matt. How are you guys doing? In there. Not Too bad. Sorry for the Shocker, I had to be different. The was very. I, I'm excited. It's genesee rendered week. Matt's is about Pat of his head, so we're all getting. We are awake and we are here to talk about Texas, guys. I'm a little apprehensive to say it, but I'm going to. It is race we finally are you guys excited? I'm very excited. I will get my hopes up now. Even though we got hopes up on Saint Pete when it was like forty eight hours out, but I'm I can't wait. It's going to be a great one day show. Are We sure this week? Anymore I am I am. I don't know like I said I'm a little apprehensive, but I'm going to go with it and we're going to hope for the best before we get into. Texas just WanNa gave a quick shutout to grant Ray Hong encoding force. They announced this week that they are expecting in November, so it'll be interesting to see if that baby likes Nitro, or if baby likes INDYCAR. Because we gotta know, it's going to be a racer with those two families. Okay, so obviously indycar back on Saturday. It's going to be a one day event a practice in the. Early afternoon I. It's like one or two qualifying following that and then the race at eight PM. It's GonNa. Be Prime Time on network. TV ON NBC this time, so everybody tune in, give them good numbers. Please please please today. We did learn that. Carlin will not be entering the thirty one car. They're having some sponsorship issues which given the state of the world completely understandable. Understandable they're hoping to have them back for the rest of the season now and then we did hear that wryness. vk In Alex Paulo are back in the s and should be good to go I don't think there's any crazy weird things that are going to happen other than it's all going to be crammed into one day. There is a new rule though that are I guess. I. Don't know whether you want to call it. Mandate whatever that. Delara I'm sorry. firestone in Indycar came up with. They are only allowing. The tires to be used for thirty five laps to keep things will call it interesting. I guess so, what do you think about that? I think you know obviously. There's logic behind it. It's not something that Indycar firestone just did on a whim. So there's definitely some reasoning behind it and I think it's as far as firestone. Get properly test the tire. They WanNa dis twenty twenty two. They're running back to the one from twenty nineteen. That doesn't mean that I can't be disappointed though it does take a big strategy card out the window. So we're going to see kind of similar to what we saw in twenty, seventeen where? Just, a new garden was destroying tires, but because they were down to. A maximum number of laps before there was competition yellow, or whatever it kind of took strategy out the window, so I'm a little disappointed but I do see where they're coming from. I E understand where Matt is coming from, but. At the same time I'm very intrigued as to what guys can do with dreaded. ARE WE GONNA? See Short hits where they're gonNa go maybe twenty laps and not put fuel in, and what will they do under caution I know a lot of the drivers that. I spoke with today on the various indycar media calls are saying. We don't know how it's going to be yet, but maybe the tar is only GonNa last thirty laps anyway, so now gives us a chance to put on fresh tyres, and it's really going to put. A big amount of stress on the pit crew so I'm very intrigued how it's. GonNa. Turn Out I. Don't really know how to about this to be honest. I kind of. Go back and forth I think it could add to this strategy just because you know people be watching that more than having no worry about fuel and things, but then I also see the other side of the coin icy, where that it hurts it and I don't know, but I feel like in the long run I think it will be good because I think it kind of puts it more in the driver's hands in I. think that'll be fun to watch. Again safety is paramount, so doing things the right way just to make sure there isn't any tire failures. Is Good one thing to also keep in mind as far as Mike's point of maybe seeing somebody to twenty laps is that I do believe they are still doing the pit exit. It's at the exit of turn to so that's a long pit Delta between entering the pit road off of turn four, having the speed limit for the pit lane itself, but then between turn wanted to. You can only go a certain amount amount our to. that's a long pit delta so I wonder if we actually will see. Guys switching it up. It depends on how bad the tires are between like laps fifteen and thirty five, so it could be really intriguing based on what the wear rates like. Yeah, the one thing I wanted to mention here before we get to our next point is this is more of a question so yesterday Scott Dixon on the indy-car media calls that he we might see pack racing because tires are going to be more fresh for the most part out today. A the Andretti guys. I don't want to say they didn't agree at all, but they said. How can you know when we haven't actually done that yet? For the most part but. Marco Andretti said he doesn't think it will happen. Because of the way turn one is now at at Texas. After the repaved so I don't know if you guys have any thoughts on what Scott said. Versus what Alex Rossi in and Marco said, but just want to get your input on that before we continued on high think, there's there's too many question marks going into this. Not only do we have? Tires and that. Is going to play into it on Eve also got the Arrow screen that they haven't used in a race setting yet in also not only that they haven't used it at night so I think there's GonNa be a lot of question marks, but I am hopeful that it's going to be a fun race to watch. Yeah, I think it'll be fundraise to. I'M GONNA. Lean with what the injury guys are saying because unless we are missing something with what's happened to turn one and two in the last year, as far as if grip is mysteriously befallen that turn it's it's really difficult to get packers going if you can only go one groove in in half the turns of the track, so I think it's GonNa make it very difficult to. To have a pack race if you have to, you get down to single file interns one and two and we've seen a lot of lifting there, too. which also means that drivers with a better handling car to succeed, which is not necessarily another pack racing characteristic. We see so. I'll side with the android again that one yeah I. Think I agree with you mad there. It's it's. It's definitely tough to tell, but we will continue on what were questioned. Before we get into predictions, my I've thought a lot about it myself I'm you guys have also I didn't give? You were pre warning that I was GONNA. Throw this in there. But what are you guys feeling going into this? Knowing that a lot of these guys don't have much. Were any experience on ovals is? Is it I mean. What do you guys think about how that's going to play out? It's going to be interesting. I think we've seen the only driver out. There has never raised on mobile is Paulo but he has tested there, so I think it's a worry, no matter what race you're going to that. There's a good handful of rookies out there regardless of their backgrounds, I mean. You get rookie showing up to Saint Pete. Odds are there's going to be a couple of crashes at their hands in then you go to the next track and again. WHO's the person you're gonNA paint to cause an accident. It was seven eight years ago might be J. Visa, but now it's kind of just down to the rookies so. To Me I. Don't know it's it's a worry. No matter where you go, I guess just the risks are kind of. When you get to a place like Texas, yeah I, definitely agree there. It's I know. Paulo is the only guy who technically hasn't raised, but he got plenty of labs in the Texas test back in March I. Think He Ryan like one hundred laps or something, which obviously is in years of experience, but I I'm not overly worried about it I'm I'm equally as worried about any of the rookies or maybe a guy who hasn't raced on an oval. and. You never know sometimes it's the first race of the year may be somebody who has raised on ovals before just. Having a lapse in judgment. Now trying to pin anything on Alex for sure I'm I'm just talking generalities. Here I am a little worried. Not GonNa lie, I think Texas for the first race is GONNA be brutal, no matter what. Especially when you consider how insanely hot it's going to be I think it's supposed to be like ninety seven degrees during the day and I think at night is only supposed to get down to the low nineties upper eighties. Maybe I forget exactly what I saw I need to look at the weather report. I was really excited when I saw the INDYCAR, weatherman actually start tweeting again about whether this week. That was a small. Moment of excitement when I woke up one morning. Yeah, I saw that high of ninety five, but I didn't I didn't pay attention to low either we won't. We will get fingers crossed. We won't be these that you know, two or three o'clock in the morning. Whatever it is so guys I? It's it's time we're going. Do this one more time for hopefully. We're really going to get the thing started. So who are you going to predict is going to win. The first race of the twenty twenty season James Hinchcliffe I had to think about that I don't know why. That was such a difficult thought, but let's go with inch I'M GONNA go with Scott Dixon. Think he's got a pretty good record of Texas and last year was running really well before instant Herta I feel like I may have said this last week in our season preview, but I am going to go with Santino I feel like he's GonNa come out of the gate strong. He's GonNa. Be Ready to go number. jinxed you so now. Who is going to have trouble this weekend in Texas or before we go on redoing a fantasy indycar, in which my mother gets the prize eventually after we embarrass each other. Did we start one. In Our our last first race of the season. We did I vaguely remember. We definitely did I couldn't tell you what the bet was so. Well that episode is washed. It's a race from memory. I'm already getting stressed by thinking about that previous. Okay now. I don't think Saturday is going to happen, so let's. Let's clean the slate. Let's think of a new bet. We can't do cheese because moldy. By the time it gets to my mom so I. Don't want to do in the Marco shirt. On even know. Even mail that yet. No, I. It's it's. Getting somewhere in my house. It's within ten feet of me right now. Mrs Hickey I will get to it. It's one point when I am able to. Go to? As You can't anymore. It's almost like it's our inside joke now that she might get that Shirley. Should take a picture of it and just handed to her. This is what you're supposed to get like six months ago, but I haven't gotten around to it. Okay, let's name a driver within the last ten years. Who people might have forgotten about in Indycar? James, jakes all right. We're GONNA do we're gonNA find some sort of James jakes item. And the person who finishes last is going to have to. Get an item of some sort with James J. Expend mobilia, and then my mother will end up with a shame that person. They even make like t shirts or something for him. I don't remember. If they could make stair lifts. They can make die cast. Fair is that logical? ANYWAYS ruggles, GOSH I kind of thought about this one and all day. Drill blank. Really I could see a guy like Felix Rosenquist coming a little slow out of the gate. Especially since we are starting on Oval, so my pick struggle will be Rosenquist. Okay. I am going to go with a rookie here in Rina's vk. I don't know who to pick. I didn't give it a whole lot of thought because I knew I'd be going last on this one. Let's see I think I go with Sato I. Don't know why it just. Kinda came to me out of nowhere, but I feel like. Maybe he's GonNa. He's GonNa have a few bumps in the road to get where he needs to be as fair so before we move onto the next point I did a quick ebay search. You can get a two thousand twelve. James Jakes signed DWI twelve delara izod indycar schedule card for four ninety nine, or you can get James Jakes signed autograph Indycar two. Thousand Eleven drivers suit. It's six hundred dollars, guys but. Imagine how much fun that would be. You have to wear driver. Suit of James Jakes we should all start saving our money now. You might as well put your bid in now for that, so you don't. Have One more question for you guys. Before we moved on completely from Texas in that just touched on the that practice qualifying and whatnot are all in one day. It's been a disgust item of sorts thinking of recent memory. Of Our friend James Jakes at Las Vegas in two thousand eleven, he actually practice crashed in practice. Car was totaled and Katie ended up loaning Macara for the race itself. I'm trying to think a recent memory of any other team has done that and I'm drawing a blank bought. If you do see, let's say maybe a crash in which there is significant damage in a practice or qualifying session for maybe one of the smaller teams. Do, you see them completely withdrawing. Do you see them getting a loaner car from somebody? Already see both practice and qualifying going cleanly for everybody. I'm going to start with saying there's going to be something that happens in practice or qualifying. It's just it usually. Does it Texas anyway but. In this compact schedule you might see. Somebody tried to push a little too hard to quick before. Maybe their tires are up to temperature I. Don't know that's a really good question. I'm I'm a little stumped. I would like to say teams are going to be like. Here's a spare suspension part, but I don't I. Don't know it's it depends on the level of replacement they need. If it's you know maybe a suspension part like I just said or some breaks. Something Asher I'm probably sure though she'll share or. Maybe the DELARA INDYCAR car parts trucks got some stuff that they can use, but if it's like a tub, I think that that might be all. She wrote for the weekend. So immediately when you said, do you see practicing qualifying during cleanly? I started shaking my head no I definitely see that there's GonNa. Be some some sort of incident I. Don't know what it'll be in who knows who will be involved, but if it's a smaller team, I see I see. Other teams can stepping up to an extent and being able to help. We'll get to some more announcements. That came out here later, but. If actively the chassis for this year is going away. So I think that people will be more likely to lend out parts because we do have a shorter season, but at the same time they don't WanNa. Lend out too much, because then if they're driver gets in trouble during the race, they might be in trouble then so it'll be kind of a I. definitely don't see them lending full car though. Though I was just trying to be optimistic. Guy Here and I will continue to be Mr optimistic and say that we will not see a major accident in practice or qualifying so I'm counting on you field. Stick my neck out for you. Guys. Don't let me down I'm really confused your optimism. The last couple of weeks is troubling ever since he brought back pitfalls of action a beacon of hope. That's all we need it. We should have figured that out a long time ago I. Know I got the whole episode I would give my negativity out, and then we get to the last little bit, and then have to share something positive now. I'm getting all my positivity out so then I can get my negatively in the way at the end all right well on that note. Some road to Indy News. Unfortunately there will be no indy lights in two thousand and twenty combo reasons, the scheduling, obviously being kind of compact and changed. Financial reasons the change then using everything and also. Trucks trackside online reported name any names, but there were three drivers who were unable to compete in indy lights that had already signed up for unknown reasons so unfortunately since this will be the first time since nineteen eighty six that there will be no in lights so. Guys what we think will will this lead to the field becoming bigger in two thousand twenty one? We can hope so I I don't know I let me I. Just say that I feel bad for the teams who were prepared had put the time the money, the effort into getting their season ready to go in in this kind of came out of left field, so I do feel very very bad for them, but I hope that this announcement doesn't put a bad taste in other. People's now where they don't want to come to indy lights because they're afraid something like this might happen in the future. That would be my only real concern. I. Don't see that happening I. Mean weirder things happened so I would like to hope that we will see a bigger field because of this. Yeah, I agree I think that it's an very big unknown. However I am confident in the teams that were here because they do have. The equipment already to go. More of just finding funding for the season itself so. You know we're kind of in a weird situation with the world right now and we're going to have to see. Just, how many sponsors are willing to give dollars for racing right now for twenty twenty one? So. It's going to be a weird situation. I'm hoping we can least see. Seven to ten cars next year is not going to be anything gigantic. I don't think but. I will just be happy if any lights comes back relatively strong for twenty twenty one yeah, I agree there and I hope all the all either I hope the guys that were signed up are able to find rides this year whether it's MCC or SRO, sports, cars or Eh three or four something along the lines as I've seen mentioned as as ideas out there, so we will continue on. Yeah, so I kind of. Vaguely touched on a few minutes ago, but we're going to talk a little bit about the future of the cars, so Jay fries Unin spoke with our friend David Mulcher Lopez of motor sport to kind of give us an idea of what the future might look quite for the cars and the engines, so the engine plan is still ago for twenty twenty. The only thing that has really changed a little bit that Marshall Prude of Racer reported on. Is that instead of there being a totally new chassis next year as planned, it's going to be rolled out in pieces possibly to Kinda help, cut down on costs with a full, totally new car engine package being ready in twenty twenties seven. That is to say twenty twenty seven. It seems like it's really really far away. So in twenty, twenty seven, we would have totally knew everything. What do you guys think that I mean? Do you think it's a good idea? Do you think it's a bad idea? Do you think it's weird where he going with that? So first off twenty twenty seven will be the ten year anniversary of the show, which is really crazy to think about so. Yeah we'RE GONNA. Be here in six years still. We're going to be here in sixty years. Happy Birthday! Oh thank you God we're. Twenty three minutes and thirty two seconds into the episode. We've failed to mention that I was about to say something completely rude like God and twenty twenty seven. You'RE GONNA be sixty years old. Then I remembered. It's your birthday I. Probably shouldn't say that else, okay. You already earlier today is GonNa be roughly six years old and twenty twenty seven. The just will be like what twenty nine eighteen. What are you talking about? Just. We've heard in the completely wrong direction now, sorry. We hope we've pulled a Milka and gone gone the wrong direction entre ope. It's I honestly. I had read the Marshall. PRUITT, Article Roughly ten times this afternoon and and Just to make sense of everything in my head, it's it's a lot to take in terms of trying to figure out okay well. What are they gonNA add each year. How's that going to add up to twenty twenty seven, but I get it. It's cost savings. That's the name of the game in general in Indycar with with everything, but especially in light of everything in in twenty twenty. So it's it's. It's hard to picture because I don't know what what part is twenty twenty two. What part is twenty twenty three? But at the same time I do understand, and it sounds like the ownership group is is all on board with it, so hey, if they're on board with it Jay fries leading the charge there with with Mark Miles and the penske team. I'm for it. Yeah, just one more quick note on twenty twenty seven. It doesn't really Bro off the tongue like twenty. Twenty nineteen rolled off the tongue. Twenty twenty is going to go down in history books as one of the worst years ever and then twenty twenty seven just sounds bad and just sounds weird. It just doesn't it doesn't. Yeah, it doesn't flow that. We're GONNA have to come up with a nickname for it like twenty-seven or Believe that for hip. People like Mike to figure out, but we got here, so it's fine. Yeah, we got a little bit back on topic. Though sorry. Yeah, I mean like I said earlier in the episode with the whole. I was bombed about thirty five laps stints for Texas, but. What do I know? There's probably a big reason for it. It kind of comes back to this as well as that. I don't know what it's. GonNa. Look like and I don't know what. Portions are GONNA. Come Out in twenty two, and then what's going to come out and twenty twenty three and whatnot, but I trust Jay, fry so. I think he's going to figure out a way to do it. Not only effective for teams far as financially but something. That's GONNA satisfy fans as far as the way it looks, and the way it raises so I'll give it a chance all wait to see what it looks like, but I'm just I'm very happy that. for the most part it sounds like the engines are coming, so that was kind of a concern of mine based on. Again the kind of landscaping right now, and with a lot of unknowns for the future sounds like everything's good to go, so that's sounds good to me I am optimistic. I think that saving money right now. Given the state of the world is. Obviously a positive because. Really, nobody knows what it's going to look like next year or the year after going to take a little time to Kennedy's shake off everything that's happened so far in twenty twenty and it just keeps on coming so. I don't know how long it's going to You know take you to Kinda. Get back to quote unquote normal, so I'm optimistic that the slower chassis rollout will help more people be interested in joining. INDYCAR and also it will keep the. Cost Down for the teams that are currently involved so I'm gonNA keep my fingers crossed as we said I. Don't know ten thousand times before in Jay fry. We trust I think he's got a good idea and I think that he will. Sit Down and crunched the numbers and do all the work necessary to make sure that it works, and it's a seamless transition Hashtag and Jay fry. We trust always. All right moving on Quick Peo-. GP Recap from the Xbox side from last night at the Hockenheim Ring in Germany. I finally got to win back. The stressful race I went on a to stop recall and went on a one-stop or Colin. Taylor piddly member. And Jake neely went on a one stopper. neely unfortunately spun from the lead, and broke his front wing, and so then it was just leaves, calling and I was able to catch him with three laps to go pass them so very stressful to make up nine and a half seconds in about twelve laps wasn't easy, but got the win Mike. How did How did Silverstone go honestly? I? Know David Lighting One, but it was so long ago as in six days ago I don't even remember I. Think I finished in Second, and then we had our race on Sunday which was also a lot of fun in. A pit lane parlay listener. Joey, Hanes won't again because every time he is able to make it, he wins. And I think our buddy Frenchie came in second there and I came in third so low, but I only came in third, and I'm going to transition. Right into our team. Pill ain't shoutouts because I shout shoutout to David lighting because he went off course, and like the second to last turned the track. We were at I. Hate to see it. Yeah me too I was so sad anyway. The second shutout will go to lane member. Kerry Tim and third to our friend, Michelle and with that we go into. So it's. Race Week fingers crossed still on that one so guys. There's no fans that this race. people are obviously torn on that one, but I'm GonNa make this fun. Because you have an entire facility to yourself now right, so you get to be the only person who gets to go watch this race. You're like a fly on the wall. Though so you can literally go anywhere you want. Anywhere you want at Texas Motor speedway to watch? Where are YOU GONNA go! Whichever row has the beer guy walking around with the beer cans for sale? Because I'm imagining, there's going to be one guy staffed for me to sell beer to your fly like they. They wouldn't staff. Hey, beer person for a fly on Ping A. Race you're not you're fly. You get to fly wherever you want as a fly. World. Are we living in your fly on the wall? What changes my answer might go ahead I would like to perch on the flag. Stand so I can see the hopefully very close finish from A. Top down view there like it. Yeah, I'd probably actually. Texas I go from probably the spotters area. Because, then, I get to see the whole track. High vantage point in my allowed to give myself the win for this one. Like before even say it. Let me guess you're going to say like the grass and the. Will. y'All. You're a fly on the wall. You can fit anywhere. You WanNa, go, and what do we have this year? We have aero screens I am writing in a car. Right car. It's going to be fantastic and I won't blow out because there's an Arrow screen blocking the window. So I'm not you the win on this on either? I'm mostly going to say that flies do they have the best vision? Because for all? We know you'RE GONNA end up on Sada's car. Who's your prediction to do bad I'm pretty sure they okay vision like they don't get anywhere close. I'm not an expert, but appreciate. You'RE GONNA end up on Saddles car, and actually end up being miserable versus me and Mike. You're going to be having the time of our lives up top. I'm going to get a nice cool breeze. Until I die in a crash apparently. Is. That is what he's saying. Go ahead and put the win on this one with US I'm I'm call split to win with you on that? We've taken over the joker lap into clutter. I win. I and raping in my little mind. I'm the one driving the car. I typically I see where you're coming from when you give yourself the win on on these things, but this one. I'm I'm definitely I'm going thumbs down. I'M GONNA. Give you all getting a big fat F. So wrong. Haven't you ever heard the expression? The the windshield? Yeah I'm going to be inside the wind chill. They're not on it. I'm not going to split it on it. That's what the tariffs are. Four years get torn off the first pitstop. On the windshield. Piece of marble is going to disintegrate you. Well where you're not going to. Change things I'm still sticking with that. No matter right we win this year. I think that should be. Our twitter pulled away wins the WHO wins the job lab. For? On that it is time for the still not greatly named facts game. I'm going to give you guys. Three facts driver has raised in Indycar within the last ten years so here we go. I was born in Brazil. I raced in Indycar from two thousand, nine to two thousand eleven and I also have raised in stock cars in Brazil Raphael Matos. Yes, sir. We saw him at Detroit and we. Yes He. Isn't a penny series. No, he was transam series Oh. I don't know why I thought it was pincers. In Toronto, yeah, the Candida Yeah Yeah, he was doing really well from what I remember all right, really quick notes, because there's actually a lot to transpire the Formula One world within the last week or so so real. Quick Recap here. Unfortunately, Williams has lost their primary sponsor. Rocket Phones, and the team is now considering some sort of partial or full sail of at self which would be a huge bummer Williams is one of the last kind of historic teams in Formula One besides. Ferrari McLaren and you don't really think we can cut Mercedes because there's about a forty fifty year gap that they were out, but real big bummer. Hopefully they can find some sponsorship. It looks like things are trending up for him this year so hopefully they can figure things out. The Dutch Grand Prix was canceled. Unfortunately, F one came out today finally Tuesday and announced the first eight races of the season which began on July fifth Austria, so that'd be a fun weekend of racing with everything that is currently scheduled subject to change that the Grand Prix of Indie for Indycar is on that Saturday July fourth. NASCAR's at the brickyard July fifth and F ones that Austria July fifth the by far the craziest effluent story to come out this last week. Though is that Lawrence, stroll who is part of the consortium that owns racing point in his lance, strolls father, who is very rich and owns a lot of businesses like Tommy. Hilfiger wasn't talks with mercedeses pair of company. Damn leader about purchasing the team and turning it into Aston Martin, racing a racing point was supposed to be turning to ask. Martin next year, but now if lauren stroll gets his way, you might turn Mercedes the dominant team of the last five to six years. Into Aston Martin racing. Mercedes has denied those rumors though I don't know if you guys have thoughts anything, I just said there's some random. Random random things that come out of one world, but if you have any thoughts, feel free to share I'm glad they have come up with a schedule tentatively and I'm GonNa. Keep my fingers crossed that they are able to run those races because I know everybody in that. Arena is just as Ansi as we have all been to get back to racing. And I saw the tweet on I think it was Sunday where. He said that they had either reached out to Williams or wants to reach out to Williams to with woodshop. I'm meeting a race car. O. We shall see I. You don't WanNa. Lose a team like Williams as much as we've given them a hard time for the last two years is they are one of the more eye conic teams in the whole Mercedes Aston Martin Lars It's mind boggling I'll. I'll leave that one for whenever. It probably never actually happens. I. Don't see it happening. That's a a really big stretch, and if it does happen, I mean in a nutshell Lawrence Straw bought force India to get his son out of Williams I mean that's how bad the situation was for Lance. Stroll it Williams He. His Dad went out and bought a team for him, but to me is insane, and so if you doubles down and is Mercedes for his son, like good Lord like Lance Stroll, like one of the luckiest drivers in Formula One history, if that's the case, because his dad's literally out here, trying to secure him a formula, one championship and people will dog lands for the Antillean time. This transaction happens because he'll have. One of the biggest asterisks next to his name, if he ends up being as statistically good as some of the grades and Formula One history, so that's my thoughts on it. I hope it doesn't happen I. Think Mercedes is doing just fine I? Don't see why they would sell. Their team to learn stroll at this point Erin. We will move on. And now it's time for lane, parlays pitfalls. The week. So I will start it out here I'm GONNA. Pitfall Joey Logano. I know what happened at the end of NASCAR race where chase Elliott rectum was one hundred percent chase Elliott's Joey Logano, saying oh, chase Elliott needs to apologize I had to force an apology out of them I don't know is paid attention, but he's caused any rex over the past handful of years, and has not apologized, so just feel like he's kind of being a little hypocritical. There and I'm just going to leave it at that. Might not be quick, also Marshall Per Reddin article in Racer magazine. I think it was last Wednesday or Thursday. Concerning how beaver photographers of the major sports community are kind of getting left out, because they are not able to go to racist, currently while I completely agree with the overall sentiment of the article, and yes, they are unfortunately not able to. Go currently I don't agree with him. Kind of saying that NASCAR and Indycar or playing favorites, and also that you know they should be able to go, because they wouldn't pose a safety threat to anyone with Cova. Did I don't? Know that that's. The case I mean you know who's to say who? Could possibly have covert or not first of all, and secondly it's not everything is. Changing by the minute right now, so I think it's hard to judge Indycar were NASCAR for the decisions. They make to try to keep people safe. That's that's my only issue with it. It's not the overall article. I get what he's saying. It's just the way he said it I guess. Mine is drop nick. Everybody's favourite. It was an article on the formula inside written by Max Finkel. Who has a Gif of these specific incident? He's talking about right away in his article, but the the headline says here's that time when Michael Schumacher rammed a Jacksonville of off the track. This is referring to the Spanish Grand Prix in nineteen ninety-seven, and if you look at the gift that was in the article, it's clear as day that Jack Villneuve actually a. he doesn't leave the track and be Michael. Schumacher doesn't hardly ram him. I'd say. Michael Schumacher impolitely turned into Jacques, but ramming makes it sound like he was going full speed and completely project. Autumn's off at Jock so. That's one issue I. Have with the Article Second I know. Michael gets a bad rap for not only this incident, but another one in nineteen ninety-four with Damon Hill. But it to me, it's a little hypocritical to. Get on Michael's case about those two incidents, but then to turn around and praise a guy like Ayrton Senna. who had multiple incidents in which he? Definitely didn't do anybody favors, but those incidents definitely were deciding championship moves thinking specifically Japan, nineteen, eighty, nine and Japan, nine, hundred, ninety, nine, hundred ninety. He's straight up wrecked frost lap, one turn one just when the championship so little hypocritical to say that those moves by Senate were amazing, but then the ones that Schumacher did which were pretty much, the same thing were extremely cruel or bad driving, or whatever so didn't like the article had that one on my chest, for while I had like a backup pitfall for last week. Just keeps and have one, but. That is my pitfall that I've been saving for a couple of weeks ago Japanese. Yeah, yeah, all right guys so while we wanted to bring you the news this week because it is a race week finally finally finally is race week on. We also don't to be tone deaf to the situation that's happening in our country and around the world currently so podcast across the country and around the world are doing a blackouts this week where they are not reporting their typical episode while we did WANNA. Bring you some news, we. We. Do also WANNA. Let you know that we are paying attention in. We do not agree with any kind of racism so quickly. We are just going to read some names of people who have been unfortunately taken from us too soon due to violence against the black community, so if you would please just listen and think about these people and give them a moment of your time, so the first one is George. Floyd Nina pop sean read. Tony mcdaid Brianna Taylor Ahmad Armory Walter Scott to Mir, Rice Sandra. Bland, Eric Garner terrence crutcher. Armando Frank Calvin Tony Dennis Plowden. Jordan Edwards. And guys. If you don't mind, we're just GONNA take a quick moment silence before we sign off. And everyone. Just please be safe out there this week. and keep your pets type.

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#385  James Hinchcliffe, Sebastien Bourdais, & Colton Herta On Air!

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#385 James Hinchcliffe, Sebastien Bourdais, & Colton Herta On Air!

"The longest running off road and action motor sports radio show on the planet is coming to you live with the biggest guests in motorsports. Here is the only man on the planet who can pack this much dirt slinging and tire slain into two hours a week sit back strap in and be prepared to get your ears glow. Here is Jim beaver and the downing dirty radio show, our by Polaris razor. Welcome to the down and dirty radio show, powered by Palermo's razor, Jim beaver here. Again locked and loaded in the house for another two hours of action motor sports radio. And yeah, I just getting back amongst the living. I was out at the kick off to the month of may the Indianapolis grand prix there at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the yard of bricks. I guess in the Brickyard right yard of bricks procured anyways. That's the way to butcher your intro right there. But yes, I was out at the the iconic the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway catching up with some of my favorite IndyCar drivers. Which means yes, you guessed it. We've got a lot of IndyCar coverage today actually next week as well probably the week after that, you know, it's the month of may gotta talk about IndyCar, especially if you're big indie fan like me. So yes, we do have that. We got a lot to talk about though power rankings shenanigans. Got Tiffany stone in the house. She's going to be. Taking us through. I don't know her wacky adventures talking about some of the offroad headlines. Some of the big news coming out of the world of offering. So. Yeah. Looking at a guest lineup today. Obviously. Like, I said, we got Tiffany stone. We got power inking with Chris Leoni all that coming up in our number two. But our number one we got a trio that is one two and three big interviews. Some of the biggest names in IndyCar. We have the rookie FINA. M- Colton Khurda. He's going to be on the show today. I recorded that out at any Annapolis Motor Speedway gonna talk about his big win there at circuit of the Americas. And all that's going to be happening. You know in twenty nineteen and his first guesses I run at the Indy. Five hundred. We've also got the legend Sebastian board day. You know, obviously, he's four time IndyCar champion back in the champ car days wind at Formula one or Formula one for a couple of seasons. And you know, he is always wicked wicked fast at the Motor Speedway stoked after bashing board a back on. The show. It's been a couple of years since we've had him. And then one of my favorite guests, never disappoints. We have Mr. Hinch town himself, James Hinchcliffe. He'll be on the show today as well talking. I dunno talking whatever hints wants to talk about. So trio big guess all that more coming at you today on the down and dirty radio show, powered by Polaris razor. You want extreme performance reliability. And the most fun. You can have on four wheels the players razor brings it to you. But you don't need to take my word for it. 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I've been any five hundred qualifying and such. And you know, the big thing is it's so big Mike anything around in Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We know. It's like it's a big deal. Right. You know, indi GP not quite as big as say the five hundred not even close to the five hundred but some of the other vents there. But you know, the big thing is is that a lot of media, don't go. They don't cover it. So if you're like me, and you're looking to get FaceTime with the drivers in the top drivers in the sport you go on the GP weekend. Because there's more time availability, there's less media. The it's a little bit more relaxed. Not that IndyCar weekend is relaxed, but it definitely is in comparison to the five hundred. So that's why we're able to knock out a bunch of interviews. Get some great content, and such so, yeah, you guys are going to see that today. But. I just love Indianapolis Motor Speedway. You know and got to give a big shout out to my good friend. Ravi fast too is spotter for Ganassi racing. Actually, Scott Dixon. Spotter invited me up on top of the pagoda. And you know, the pagoda it's it's one of those places you just don't get to go. Then matter what credentials you have you just don't get to go. But the truth is I was with Robbie fast who is a spot right in IndyCar, and he's been for a long time, and he's well respected. So he helped get me up on top of the pagoda. You gotta know somebody to get up there. And you know, he invited me up there. He wanted me to kind of get a feel for things check it all out. And I say you get up there. And it's absolutely insane view. You guys can see some of the pictures. You can see the entire track there, and especially for the GP. You can see it's best place to watch it. You know, it's funny too. Because you're up there. You don't realize you're protected right at the when you're at a race, right? But the snipers up there on top of the pagoda. Yes, snipers. It's one of those things. They don't advertise. It, you know, but you're up there and their snipers and you start thinking like, oh, wow. You know, and it's hidden in plain sight to their up there, and you can actually see them if you're really really looking. But you gotta really be looking, and I guess they'd never really looked before. But you know, you start thinking about it, and like a shot across the if there was somebody bad. They're right. It's like a you know what is apple Motor Speedway. It's a couple of miles around. So, you know, if you're going to take a shot from the pagoda all the way to like, turn number three or something like that? Man. That's probably a mile long shot. You know, you damn well better have a sniper. If you're gonna make that shot. Right. So I don't know. It was just on amazing amazing view up there. But put into perspective a lot of things. I bet you, you know, whether you're a football game or whatever you're at. I bet you there's there's there's snipers more often than not we don't think about it. But if you are a sniper, and you're listening the show. Thank you for what you do. It's nice to know that were protected, but the rap part was that was up there, you know, and Indies this weird place where legends just it's like you get the zombie hoard chasing people down. It's crazy like people will wait five hours to get a glimpse of driver. It's nuts. What happens it at the? Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And you've got a legend like Rick Mears, right guys. One any five hundred countless times one of the most accomplished IndyCar drivers ever. And he's now a spotter for Pinski. Right. And there was like why would he spot? Why get why he would spot because man get to hide out on top of the building with the best view and the place and. And you don't have to wait through all the crazy rabid fans. You know, but the best part one of my best parts of the weekend. I had a lot of great great times. And a lot of fun stuff. Happened had hit up saying elmo's. Yes. If you haven't been there, you definitely should it's the place to eat any Indianapolis. But anyways, stock with Rick Mears and Rick. You know, he's Baja champion. He's an offroad guy. Right. So I got chance to talk with him for like five ten minutes. Like, nobody around on top of the pagoda. Nobody bothered him and just talking about off road and Baja and he wanted to talk about his chin with buggies. And you don't he was it was funny because he was telling me like, you know, I've been reading on this new this new FOX's spin this electrically controlled suspension. And you know, and he's like, and he's like, you know, he's like these trophy trucks now. And you know, he knows I raise the trophy, Chuck, but he's like, you know, truck. She raced now he's like they've got this new technology coming in, but I know about but he's like it drops the truck down. So like if you're on a high speed section, or you know, are the greater roads or you're on a dry lake bed in Mexico. He's I dropped the truck like eleven inches. And he's I can that waits more dynamic, and he's like, you know, at handles better at speed, and you can go faster. And you know, he's telling me all this. And then goes because you realize what I am all class one channel with these like. Like, we didn't even have eleven inches to start with. He's like you guys are able to lose eleven inches and still have a good truck. How does that work? He's like we never had eleven inches to begin with these voted had eleven inches. He's like he's like life would have been so much better. And it was just funny. You know, hearing this IndyCar legend I'll see wanted to talk about off road. But truth is it was he made he made some valid points. But Rick Mears just. Oh, man, fun, fun fun guy to talk to you know, he just he loves offroad. You know, it's funny. You've got a guy like that. And he's still to this day keeps tabs on everything that's happening in the offer industry, which I think is something something really really RAD, you know. And but you know, you look at Jimmy Johnson. And he's he's falls a bunch offroad accounts. Right. I would say probably Rick Mears Jimmy Johnson, Robby, Gordon, probably the three most iconic guys to come out of offroad into into regular motor sport, or I guess traditional motor sport. And we all know Ravi sticks around. But yeah, you know, Jimmy Johnson. He's still, you know, he falls, you know, offroad accounts. Kyle Duke some of his some people, and you know, it's just it's interesting the way that works, man. You've you if you've ever been an offer driver. You know, you you you you can't leave it. You know, you always gotta come back. You're always thinking about it wanting to go back. You know, there's always some something drawn you back to support of road. It's kind of interesting the way that works. But yeah. In GP, fun fun time. I will talk about it more. You know, the rest is show. Obviously, we got Hinch Harda Sebastian board day. Some amazing amazing talented drivers on the show this week. And to look forward to those interviews, but yeah, we got a lot of segments. Lots of talk today, if you guys are just tuning in or, you know, just finally making way to the show or just flipping the dial in national syndication if you've got questions for me. I don't know. I know IndyCar we got first practices right now at any Annapolis Motor Speedway going on. I hear I'm watching Twitter as we speak. If you've got questions hit me up at Jim beaver fifteen, but yeah, I guess he'll Castaneda session number one already dropped a to twenty eight imprac. Wow. Where does that? Come from. Everybody starts out low to twenties works way up helium to Twenty-eight. Like, boom. I am here. I'm going for the poll this weekend. Bring it like, I don't know if there's not a statement running session number one at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway than to drop to twenty eight. I don't know what is statement by he'll Castro Neves, so crazy just mind blowing actually how fast that is. And how he was able to do that so ridiculously quick like, you know, that's something you might see later in the week people start approaching that. But like he's trimmed out ready role and nanny and find tune that car, man. Like is. He is he going to thirty like, wow. To twenty eight this early. So. Yeah. I know you're probably listen to this. And you're probably watching IndyCar IndyCar practice at I m s as we speak. But yeah, we're. We are live and we're rolling here. And obviously Jayme hinge James Hinchcliffe up next on the show. We're gonna take a short break, but you got anything. And I promise we're gonna talk some off road later on in the show. We're going to get to that. 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I guess I guess I could slide some plugs end for our shows the rest of the week. I know we've got. Big offroad show coming up tomorrow looks like have recorded yet. But to pretend Justin Lofton gonna be on the road show for sit down interview. And then project action this week one that never disappoints always a ton of fun street back. Tommy, boy, Tommy he is going to be on the show this week. I'm project action catching up with him as well. So should be a couple of fund shows later on in the week. And man, we haven't even talked about it yet. But game of thrones. Wow. If you're fan of the show you by now already seeing the episode. So I I would say if if we're hearing this live on Tuesday, and you consider yourself a game of thrones fan, and you haven't seen it like this is not this is not a spoiler. Because like, you're if you're a fan you already watch that like seriously. But man, can we talk about this for a minute. Who saw that coming like, I think we all saw things going to get weird. But wow, like, I never never ever saw that coming. So. Yeah, it's. How did oh man areas? Flon MAG Queen on us and just burnt the place to the ground. You wanna talk about bringing the house down set the place on fire. Wasn't there? We we won't even say that song the roof the roof the roof is on fire. Yeah. Bloodhound gang. Right. Look that one up not when we can play on the air. Yeah. FCC would not like that. But anyways. Yeah. Game of thrones. I would love to have your guys predictions on. What the heck's going to happen on game of thrones app? Jim beaver fifteen on social media hit me up. I would love to hear from you guys on what you predictions are. What's going to happen in this last episode on Sunday? I'm anxious to see the ratings. Right. We talking like it's not going to be Super Bowl ratings. But you'd think these are going to be like NFL style ratings are, you know, on TV like how many people twenty million thirty million? How many people are going to tune in to watch game of thrones? Finale, probably one of the biggest TV moments in history is coming out of Sunday. Like, you wonder what what the heck the viewership is going to be the love to see that number afterwards. You know, live streams and everything else. Like, it's gonna be insane anyways. Yeah. Moving on. We're gonna talk some more. Talk some more motor sports with that. Here's an interview that I did my good friend one of my favorite drivers in. The paddock always always a fun guy to talk to you always got a smile on his face ninety percent of the time anyways. But I'll just just a great great personality James Hinchcliffe with Schmidt Peterson motorsports. One of my favorites. Guys guy. I've got to know pretty well. And he's also got amazing podcast. Let's check it out. But here's inch down this past weekend at the GP. All right. So we're here with James Hinchcliffe. And I gotta tell you we we're already starting out in some kind of good mood today, buddy. It's race day for a guy. That's hacking up a lung all day all night and starting twentieth. I'm not quite sure why I'm in such a good mood racetrack. Let's go racing. Well, we're not just racetrack road any van V racetrack. So that being said man, you know, we got a lot of talk about GP Indy. Five hundred all that coming up. I mean last time I cut up sometime mid season last year. I mean, lots changed since then. I know I know this whole team was really excited about twenty nineteen kind of take us through the season. So far, I know it's kind of been up and down probably some of the results you guys didn't want. But I mean, you guys looking at twenty nine because I know momentum you guys hadn't twenty eighteen was insane. And looking to carry it into this year. And you know, you guys are still one of the premier teams. It's just, you know, take us through the season, thus far if we sums up in a word, it'd be solid, you know, it's not been exceptional in any in any stretch. But we haven't had a lot of things go our way we've had actually quite a few things work against us. But we kind of just keep ticking off these these solid results. And you know last year you talking with the momentum we had coming into may. We were fifteen points coming into may this year without that sort of hype behind we're six points. So it's you know, it's still a pretty solid start even with the problems that code again hit by Felix air and just not having yellows far away. Whatever it's been. So we still need that little bit of a little bit of something special to kinda get up there and fight with the big big guys day in and day L, but the teams executing pretty well across the board. And we need to keep our heads down on race days. Trang keep doing well. So that being said, obviously, we're here at the GP you're talking about qualifying not potentially going the way you wanted. You know, it's weird especially with GP because you know, you look at times, and I mean, it's such narrow margins here, man. I mean, it's you know, it's one one tenth of a second can drop you seven eight spots. Crazy, man, it's incredibly competitive. But you know, it's kind of been like that everywhere. It's just such a competitive year in the car series right now. And in qualifying we decent pace on blacks in practice. The reds. We just couldn't get him switched on. And like you say just a couple of tenths drops you down a bunch of spots. And it's unfortunate. Obviously Jack did a great job. Again, the fast ex, but you know, Andretti's made it out a q one three of the four Penske's in make it out of q one. It's it's it was a weird day yesterday. And we were kind of caught up in it wasn't that kind of some of IndyCar this year, though. It's like it's anybody's game any any particular track? Nobody's jumped out and said, hey, we're we're the team to beat. You know a thousand percent, you know, I mean, I think always Joseph and Alex great job through the first four races. But. Neither one of them. Are starting particularly great today. It'll be interesting to see how everybody executes this afternoon. But you're right. I mean, we've had different winters that every race. And it's just coming down to whoever executes the best on a Sunday because there are plenty of guys lined up to capitalize on any little mistake or weakness, you guys have. So we gotta talk a little bit about the Indy. Five hundred coming up in. I know I guess, you know, the ten thousand pound gorilla in the room is, you know, it's like, you know, you obviously didn't have the Indy. Five hundred you wanted last year. You know, it's how you protein this year little bit different after what you experience, you know, that's one of those things. No driver, ever wants to have to go through, you know. And you found yourself on the outside looking in. How you pro ching this month a little bit different. Honestly, I'm trying not to because if you start thinking too much about last you can get your own head and our team is as well and truly moved on from what happened in eighteen. We know what happened. We know why it happened. We've prepared ourselves as we would any month of may, you know, you go into the offseason, you you work harder. You try and find more places to find an advantage and find a bit of speed. And we did the same thing as everybody else will live in the field as well. But you know, this is a team that a couple of years ago we were on pole. So I don't think we need to change anything drastic. I think last year was a series of unfortunate events that all sort of came together in a perfect storm, and we're heading into this month as we approach every month heads down dedicated pushing ourselves pushing equipment, and we just want to try and. Start up front and obviously win this race. What you don't talking about India's first oval on on the calendar this year. No, your spouse, Phoenix or are various other ovals that come before this round. Does that affect you? Guys are going to the biggest race of the year. You know? And it's like you haven't you haven't had the car and oval spec aside from testing before Indy. I think so I mean, it certainly is going to affect, you know, the rookies more than anything it's going to be harder for Marcus than if we'd had know race beforehand, but at the same time, you know, he's shown shown you got pretty comfortable in the oval pretty quickly. So I don't think it'd be too big a deal. Obviously this one we get forty hours of practice compared to like three hours of practice everywhere else that we go. So I think it'll be I think it will be enough time for everybody to kind of blow the dust off and getting noble over form trim, and hopefully we can put on a good show for the fence. So it'd be said we're here at you know, the GP kicking off the entire month. I mean, you know, this one I know you talk with some other drivers. And it's like man, we just kind of wanna get through this to the NBA. Five hundred. But you know, that point you know, like you said every it's anybody's game. This year points are still up for grabs. I mean, how do you this race? And then, you know, and then, you know, moving forward the entire month. It's one of the biggest challenges we have honestly because you can't ignore the GP. It's still a race. They're still fifty points on the line. It's it's just as important as anywhere else that we go, and it's so easy to get distracted by the five hundred coming up and trying to switch focus a little bit too soon. That's one of the that. It's one of the big challenges for teams Andrew ever. So we've got we know where we are. We know what we've got coming up, but we're just trying to stay focused on today. We've got to get through today. We wanna head in to practice week with a little bit of momentum from from the GP, and hopefully we can pull that off. I gotta ask you. Now. The fun stuff. I know you guys had few weeks between you know, between Long Beach. And now the GP. I know you like get your podcast going on. I know last year you jumped into the water at the Long Beach aquarium. I mean, what saints been doing for fun the past couple of weeks Becky night and renovating the house, so I've been cleaning up stuff and opening boxes and moving furniture and just be very runs on even. Yeah, we're just basing been very domestic the last couple of weeks. It's been nice not traveling anywhere. But it's been far from relaxed. Let's put it that way. Sometimes you like craving I need to get back to the racetrack. I don't like this domestic that work getting back to work idle hands you like, no, I can't do this. Exactly. Right. Exactly. Right. All right. Well, I appreciate the time hands fan always fun catching up, and I guess I guess Hinch town is now Indianapolis this week. Right. We are. We are based at roughly sixteen the Georgetown for the next few weeks comes up by and say, Hello. All right. Thanks pleasure. All right. That was Hinch town James Hinchcliffe big up to my friends at S P M for and set that up and Hinch always fun having him on on the show. Never never disappoints. That's for sure. I one of my favorite personalities in the paddock. And now like I said, you actually, I mean if you're in new not just motor sport. But just podcast in general, like pop culture, whatever the the the podcast at and Rossy have is ridiculously good. I mean, like really really good definitely worth worth subscribing to the download they didn't not just like IndyCar talk. They do talk about any car. But they talk about pop culture and a bunch of other stuff. Like, it's become become one of my favorite podcasts worth worth the subscription over there on ITN's here a podcast person. You know, you can binge listen to them and things like that. So definitely definitely check that one out when if and when you have the chance, but yeah. So. Yeah. Hinch town things. I don't know. He had kind of an up and down run there at the at the GP, obviously alternately didn't quite work out the way he wanted them to. But I gotta say, you know, going into going into the Indy. Five hundred you gotta think, you know. He's definitely one of. I don't wanna call him a dark horse because you know, he's a guy you think about a lot. But I would say, you know, after what he went through last year. This guy is going to have a chip on his shoulder. He didn't wanna be that outside looking in type guy. Like, my guest is this guy is going to be on a mission. And he's going to be one of the guys to beat at Indy. This year. None of this bubble stuff. Like, I think he's gonna qualify in early. And he is definitely going to be a a threat to take the victory. I don't know if you'll be fast nine good. But I think that wouldn't surprise me if he was, but I think cancer is definitely wanted to watch is the next couple of weeks play out at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Definitely one of my picks to be a front runner in the month of may one way or another definitely definitely after last year outside know outside looking in he'd never want to be in that position again. So we're gonna take a short break we come back here on the Donald Judy radio show, powered by Polaris razor. We're gonna have the rookie FINA. 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It's kind of like the legend in the rookie here in this next segment. But yeah, Colton her to taking the youngest driver to ever taken any car victory tick victory circuit of the Americas earlier this year, and then you got the Basham Boorda who is an absolute legend in motor sports as able to catch up with both of them about them fund interviews and looking forward to the future of Colton harder. This kid I mean, we've watched him through any lights and stuff like that become just as amazing amazing talented driver in definitely looking forward to seeing. What the future holds for him? So here's Colton hunter this past weekend out at the GP. All right. We've got to Colton Herta here who we're out here at the GP. And I gotta say you've got to be happy with the way things have been going so far. Click and practice one actually, but yeah, we were quickest and practice to get ready for qualifying here in a little bit not really changing that much if anything maybe just some some very very very fine tuning and and changing gears a little bit for for the conditions. Maybe but that's it. Well, let me and said, I know this is it's been an interesting year for you guys new team fresh start, and I know early on I think he kind of had everybody kinda watching because he just went to that first test circuited America's and you are ridiculously quick, you know, and then make everybody knew come into that race. You know, you wanna watch. And you went in and one that how how that feeling get your first IndyCar win and kind of get that that quick to get that monkey off your back. Yeah. It was really good. You know? Okay. Yeah. It was it was really good to like the monkey off the back. And and obviously, it's not something that was like dwelling on me. Like I had to do that moment in time because it was a it was third race in. So so, you know, obviously had a lot of second race in. Wasn't it second race of the year? Second race of the and yes, so you know, obviously in a rookie campaign. You don't expect to be doing that? Well that quick. And by no means was I expecting or the team expecting that of me. But you know, it's kind of like the perfect current events and everything just came came together. And it was you know, like a perfect day pitstops for great. This speed was there and even a little bit of luck. So having said we're moving in here. I mean, this is month of may. I know us, you know, you've been here before you know, in Indy lights and things like that growing up. You you know, you were here with your dad and things like that. I mean looking at things a year ago this weekend, you took the win here in Indy lights, you know, now fast forward a year, you're running in an IndyCar, you know, how how you perching this kind of kick off to the month of may and qualifying later today and just race weekend in general. Definitely laid back. You know, we had really good test here. So I kinda know that we can be quick if we get it. Right. But it is a very quick event. You know, today's Friday Saturday two practice sessions today, and we're getting into qualifying which which doesn't feel right. You know, feels like we should have a night sleep before we're getting qualifying. But. You know, obviously, it's a good thing that they do it for mother's day. But yeah, just a little laid back. Definitely don't want want this weekend to to get over looked for the five hundred or let the five hundred distract us from this weekend because we're still need points. And we still need to do. Well, and yeah, so taking taking it one day at a time. Well, maybe instead, I think that, you know, this is an interesting year because you know, talking about the five hundred you know, it's it's actually the first oval on the calendar. Most years you've got Phoenix you've got some oval, you know, to kind of prep yourself use a rookie coming in. I mean, the first one is the big one. How is that for you? You know what I mean? Because obviously you haven't been in one of these cars in old race quite yet. I mean, are you pro ching that just because there's going to be your first big over race in in car series? There's really no way to prep for it except for just get in. And do it you need to gain experience from driving and gaining screens in the car. Fortunately, we do have a lot of practice timing at two weeks of practice before the five hundred which will be able to run in behind cars and stuff and and get the feel the car between race trim and quality trim. So not really too worried about it. But definitely you know, maybe out laps in laps. That'll be some delay out for that. I might not have quite have the pace on quite yet. Something like that. I mean, obviously, you know, you're you got some veterans around you. But speaking of that, I mean, obviously, you've got your dad, you know, and he's been here. He's raised are things you rely on him where you can go and just pick his brain and ask him questions, you know, him and Allen to junior who works for the team time IndyCar winner two time. Sorry, thirty two time IndyCar winter two-time Indy. Five hundred winner. And he always knows a lot. My dad knows a lot too. Great sources to pick the brain, obviously, my dad's working for Marco who's been here number of times. I think it's eleven or twelve Indy. Five hundred so I'll be able to pick his reign of it as well. But yeah, plenty of resources for me is so that'd be said, I know you got some big announcements far sponsor, you know, a little bit little bit different look going into this weekend. You know, that's gotta have you guys excited. We got guest by gas on the car, and obviously a really excited to to have them on the car for only this weekend. But the rest of the year, and obviously they'll be primary for the rest of the year. And they're really doing great stuff. It's clean gas. And it's a bit of an alternative to fossil fuels. So, you know, it's something that's that's not only good for for us as team to the environment. So I'm all for it. So you know, all that being said, obviously, we're races into rookie season. I mean, you know, I think you had a good idea what to expect this year. I mean, anything that was unexpected as far as, you know, this, you know, the championship so far. No, not really I think once we got through the first round or two, and I kind of understood how the tires work throughout the race. And how the tire day happens. I think that helped me a lot. So so, yeah, I think once you kinda got through that face actually less surprises started coming up, and I got more comfortable attraction looking forward to outside of month of may. Detroit will be fun Toronto probably mostly foreign to Toronto. That's obviously a great event that a lot of people to and I loved racing on the streets. And I love the the city as well. So what's what's it gonna take for you to put it on the poll and then obviously on race day? You know, obviously come away. I guess would be considered back to back wins at the GP even though one lights one here. That's what's it gonna take to make this weekend. Victorious can take a lot of hard work. A lot of focus. I'm not for it though. And I know the teams up for it car's been great all weekend. So if he can just continue this trend, it's going to take a very good lap to get on poll. But I think we have the car to do it. But we'll just have to wait and see. All right. Well, thanks a lot. Good luck. Thank you. Yeah. So right there. We had half the rookie, which is interesting now, we're going to roll right into an interview with the legend Sebastian board. A all right. So we're out here in beach EP catching up with Sebastian board day. I know things you guys just come off the last practice for the race. Things seem to be working pretty good for you guys right now. Deceiving speech to pastors who put two sets of tyres we did. So I think we look a little bit. And we really are which just been struggling a little bit finding the right balance. But I mean, racist whole different animals. So we'll see we'll see how things shake out just trying to get a good result for that. Geico. Geico car well, never said this race in particular. No, you know, you've had you've been able to run up front here in the past. I mean, you know, what makes us, you know, this track is tough to pass easy to pass. I mean is this one, you know, you've started a little bit farther back. You know, you're gonna have a fight to the front. How how is it to move traffic here? Place to pass your thing with long straights. You can make moves and stuff. But you know, you always run other trimmed here and and stuff to stay close and get yourself. You'll put unity you you tend to hurt the tires re quickly as well. When when you're in traffic because you lose too much downforce. So it's usually not an easy easy place to pass. But. A lot of the times the gaps are so small between the cars this Renault that many corners. So. You you really try to do the best you can to make moves, but it's stuff. Stuff to Bassett car pretty much going Saint speed. You are so re as long as nobody qualifies seriously out of position. It becomes a pretty tricky deal fairly quickly. Well, never said, you know, you talked about, you know, this season, so far, you know, you guys aren't too far out of it in the points. She guys, you know, gathered some pretty good points. You know, this is the month of may this is kind of the kickoff. This is the one that everybody likes to get through and then get to Indy five hundred qualifying in that but a lot of points on the line. How do you how do you this race knowing that you've got the month of may coming up and qualifying next week in that one time? Yeah. It's it's this one's important. It's it's an event. And then you see next week. We're going we're going for. Qualifying and hopefully will will have the speed. Think home that has made you know, some serious gained. So police we show that you know, last year where Festus home and. We can stay that way. And and make little progress on one step at a time. We do that looking forward to a good results. And then in the five hundred is always the. The the peak of the the whole month. And I I don't know. I mean, it's going to be all depends so much on the weather you run the whole week, and you don't almost run the next week. And then you go racing. So a lot of things can change last year was obviously extremely hot which which made it really tricky five. Everybody's and made it Vivus daddy grace. So we'll just take this one go through the grand prix and switch switch focus for or the speedway. Well talking about the speedway. I know two years ago you had a great run going. And then we know about the accident last you had an amazing run. I mean when you're qualifying day one the most important get into that fast nine so you're locked in. And you know, then you can actually go and fight for position. But you don't have to worry about anything else. You know, being that we know there's thirty six cars this year and everything else you never know where you're going to be. But I mean, obviously going being the fastest one. Last year. You hope that you're gonna have enough speed to not reword about making the field. Then for sure if you feel like you gotta shot up the fuss nine you. You got to be, you know, put the foot down and really try very hard. Because first of all it's a security and then second now like you say you can start from from the the tip of the the great. So it's it's a big, plus, especially if it gets really hot, you don't have to deal with so much traffic. And we'll like I said, I mean, we we haven't really switched modes yet. But looking looking forward to it, and hopefully, we'll we'll have enough speed to to be a contender again. Well and use a driver IndyCar season starts off a little bit a little bit kinda slow. You know, it's you got race. And then a couple of weeks off race now in the stretch where you've got you know, GP you've got qualifying the five hundred you've got the Detroit double you've got Texas. I mean, it's a lot of pressure on a driver and a lot of focus. You gotta keep how do you approach this next five six weeks where you're just on the road and in the car all the time. Fluorescence even worse because it's eight weekends in the rose starting Metohija last week in the Ford. So yeah, desma Mon between Texas and road America. It's yeah. Weekend's right in a row. So it's it's a big stretch at something pretty accustomed do them. And it's been going on for a while now. So and nothing really new, but yeah, it it takes stole for sure. You just gotta make sure you you recover enough. And then you got your sleep, right? Then everything. But so so what we love doing so nothing nothing wrong with that. Well, looking at your career, obviously, you know, you've got you've gone and raced Formula one you've got, you know, you went four straight championships there and champ car. I mean, what would an Indy five hundred win. What would what would that be on Sebastian board as list of accomplishments doesn't matter who it is? It's it's the pinnacle of you'll carrier. And then you know, you you win that you in you in the twenty four overall, you know, it's it's those mystic legendary races. That just don't mean the same don't count the same as the others. So you don't even want to think too much about it. But you know, if. Whatever happens is going to be one of the greatest day you've ever had. So we let you go one last question. You know, you got the GP start here. You know, you're starting back their belief tenth. How do you press your first lap? Is it go time try, and you know, try and pass a couple of guys right off the bat and kind of make your way towards the front. You have to be aggressive. If you're not aggressive. You're gonna get hit. So you have to be on the move. Make sure you don't hit anybody. But. It's it's always a bit big of big funnel down turn one. So and then it continues going to turn seven two. So you have to be aggressive and control. All right. Well, thanks, a lots of bashing good luck today. Thank you. Sebastian Boorda this guy. It's one of those where every time I interview it's kind of humbling you look at this guy. He's run Formula one to four champ car championships there. I mean was a Newman Haas McDonald's sponsored car like this guy was legend won so many races. Still one of the fastest guys on the grid. And you know, he took those two years and went to Formula one. And you know, we've had this talk on the show before like, I think his accomplishments alone put him up with a great. But you know, he literally could have been the greatest of all time. I think if he wouldn't have gone and done that Formula one stint not that I disagree one one bit. You know, everybody wants this driver wants to be in Formula one. And you know, he can say he did that. But man, you gotta think like this guy is going to go down as one of the greats ever could have been the greatest, you know, if you would've stayed here in IndyCar, but you know, water under the bridge at this point Sebastian board. I always an amazing interview. And we're gonna take a break we come back more on the down and dirty radio show. Powered by police raise. After it's more than just a slogan anywheres possible with general tire, Geno tires grabber. X three muttering tire offers aggressive styling in his engineered for durability with innovative performance features. That are ready to carry you through extreme mud dirt and rock covered terrain for extreme traction. 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Available live online in syndication on networks across the US and vailable internationally on the American forces network. Welcome back to the down and dirty radio show, powered by Palermo razor, Jim beaver along with Chris Leoni who was out at the Indianapolis GP with me this past weekend. Welcome to the show. Chris, I know you, and I both have some crazy crazy travel. I don't know. I didn't even tell you my full thing. I ended up spending the night in Indy. And then I ended up in Detroit. And then I ended up back in Phoenix at ten AM on Sunday. So yeah, it was an eventful years was eventful, and I were texting and about the time. I woke up on Sunday to get on my flight, you were still like driving home. Like, I don't know how our travel got so screwed up, dude. Yeah. Jim it which it was. I mean, I didn't get the bed until five thirty in the morning. I you know, I just had the power through for the most part by the time. We finally took off at two in the morning. I mean, we just had all sorts of screwing things going on. You know, I know there were whether issues down in Charlotte. That's where I connected, and then, you know, try to head back boss that I mean, we got delayed because there was such a backup. We got our gating two terminals over we finally get on the plane back out the plane, and they say, oh, the maintenance certificates expired says somebody's gotta come over and do that. And then they couldn't get anybody for forty five minutes. So we just got these tell with backing out, you know, and thinking we were ready to go. And then have the pullback in was not a great experience. Probably be shifting my line loyalty, but I'm not gonna say he names at this point. But jeez, what a what a mess that? Was you can't control the weather? There are some things that you can go and. I think one of them is offering things like when we didn't even get that. So what a what is that trying to get out of for both of us? But that doesn't take away from an amazing days that we have their audience -ly lot of interviews on this week and next week show with some of the sport's top drivers. So we've got plenty to be excited about we just had to go through hell and back to get home. Well, funny part about mine was not even being weather. So the real story was we had a plane. It was sitting there all along. We actually had a pilot and co-pilot who were in wherever the lounges that the pilots and co pilots hang out. We had everything they didn't have flight attendants. It couldn't get flight attendants for like five hours, and they ended up finally cancel the flight because it can get flight attendants. So it was weird. But in their defence literally this morning, I got hit with a full refund for my flight. So like, I can't my Bank account literally the money hit. So I'm like how bad can you complain? They actually gave me my money back. Didn't even argue nothing. You know? So I don't know I it was a bad weekend. But I'm like, you know, I'll give it another shot. They treated me, right. At least after the fact sounds like you didn't. But. They didn't treat you. Right. But anyways, we could we could talk airline horror stories all day long. But the thing about this weekend was there was some good racing across the board. I mean IndyCar phenomenal race. We'll get into that. Power rankings. It was weird this week. Chris. I mean, there there wasn't actually I mean NASCAR Formula one formula, drift IndyCar. But there wasn't like it wasn't a massive weekend. We didn't have any. We didn't have any offroad series running anything like that. But there were still some really really solid performances. Absolutely. I mean, the only other thing other than what you named was. You know w are seat was down in Philly. So we had we had some pretty intense racing action motor sports going on in on three different continents. So it kind of interesting because I mean, you think NASCAR Bacar have wanted kind of the big three for a lot of you know, certainly pavement motorsport fans here in America. And they were all an accident. But you know, we cover so much. We follow so much that for us. It's a light weekend for everybody else. It might be a huge weekend. But for us it, you know, we able to just sort of focus on four or five series instead of nine or ten you know, I mean once we get past Indianapolis that weekend. After is just you know, it is is motor sport Christmas. Everybody is an action that weekend. So compared to that. I mean, this is easy to keep track of I was able to watch everything Oprah album. Yeah. Well that being said, let's let's roll into things. Chris who who did you have at number five on your list? Well, on the fate of the end doc who isn't a fan of the underdog motor sports. And I gotta show some love to Jack Harvey over at mire sank racing. Michael shank work into get into IndyCar for years. Finally teamed up with us Schmidt Peterson you know, who are some of ours have race program. They put Jack Harvey and with see Jack rant a few races. Last year. He's got more than half the season schedule this year and Jackson breakout. We get made the fast six the first time had a great start to jump right into second. He's putting pressure on Dixon for the lead. I mean, I'm just surprised. You know, Scott Dixon, got thinking always going to be very hard drive to the past. But you know, I'm surprised with how strong they were that. I don't Jack really lead any laps regardless. Still got that first podium finish, you know, that's incredibly strong performance. More impressive that never driven it IndyCar in the wet before. So don't yet podium and do that in the rain. I mean, they they been talking broadcast about how Jack said, you know, I'm pretty capable rain driver. He absolutely proved that because if you go out, and you get a potent rain in a car that you've never driven the rain before you're doing something. No, I I completely agree with you there. And I've kind of around about way got Jack Harvey on my list, but we'll get to that in a minute. But no arguments phenomenal performance by him. I think one of the big things that I love about IndyCar is it's so competitive that team like Meyer shank that's part time can come in. And obviously, I've got a good partner team there with SPN IndyCar. But you know, I think it's it's says something where teams can come in. And they can do the work and they can be competitive. You know, how many times have we seen a team in Formula one come in? And you know, you just know you're just going to be a back marker for the rest of whatever, you know, and formula ones that weird anomaly, but even NASCAR it's hard. If you're one of those teams, the part time to come in and cracked, the top ten, and I think that's one thing that makes IndyCars specialist got a team like, you know, shake that can you know, they've obviously got a capable driver there. But you know, it's one of the things I really really love about about IndyCar but coming. In at number five on my list. Yes, I'm going to the NASCAR world. We had Brad Kozlowski who took the big win there at Kansas kind of surprise victory out of nowhere. But took his third victory on the season. Which now moves him into the top five points. Now granted I didn't get a chance to really watch that because I was stuck in the airport as this race was going on. But I did read quite a bit on the performance. I don't know if you were able to catch up on the end of the NASCAR race or anything like that. But I don't know it was it was a heck of a performance by 'cause Laskey kind of a surprise victory. Third on the season. He's got a lot of momentum right now moving back into this points points race and had have Brad Kozlowski at number five on my list. Chris. Jim I'm going to stay in the NASCAR world number four. But I'm actually picking the guy that he beat Alex Bowman. I mean, we've talked about in the house how power rankings are primarily the past seven days. But if you've got momentum's than it's gonna factor in and Alex Bowman has been the bridesmaids three weeks in a row. I mean, he is just pounding on the door of victory for Hendrick motor sports. You know, it's great. I'm sure for a lot of the longtime NASCAR fan to see the eighty eight back running towards the front. You know, obviously when Bill junior retired. That was a big blow the sport in terms of, you know, on-track personalities, but let the hates nickname bone in the show is pretty fitting for him because he's a real talented young driver that I win is just around the corner. I think and you know, it's it's a bummer that it didn't happen for this weekend in Kansas obvious because allow sqi cut the best of him late in the race. But you know, Alex Bowman is one of nascar's. Best bright young stars. And I think he's got some really big thing to head of them. I think that he is absolutely going to be a playoff driver this year. I'm not sure how far he's gonna make it. But I think he in that teams, you know, he and his team absence series potential. The Chevrolets seem to be turning it around a bit and catching up to the Fords. Toyotas. So you know, that I've up omen that number for because I see a lot of good things to come, and, you know, the past few weekends. He has been made the best. Dr getting just doesn't have that win to show for it tends to happen once in a while sometimes hottest driver isn't necessarily getting the winds, but you know, three second places in a row that's gonna keep you in the points race for sure. 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Walk back to the down and dirty radio show, powered by Polaris razor, Jimmy recruits Leoni here a dissecting the weekend in motor sports. We both both got through our number five picks we moved into number four Chris has his number four pick in his power inking. Alex Bowman second place in winter Kansas this weekend and NASCAR. I am moving from my number four pick. And I'm thinking Chris may have him just a little bit higher up on his list than I possibly do. There was so many good performances this weekend. I've got Frederick Osmo your formula drift winter coming in at number four Oslo, I would say you look at the past. Path decade in formula d especially the past three to four years. He's been one of the most dominant if not the most dominant driver in FDA, and obviously that doesn't factor into our power endings. But I don't know what's going on at Papa dacas. They're always one of the premier teams. But he's just I don't know. He just hasn't been able to crack that win in in in a while now. And it's weird because he went on a binge there where it was like Osborne every single weekend. But Oslo back in the winter circle in formula d Atlanta, which I will note he had willan at every single track on the formula drift calendar up until this weekend. He had never taken a victory at Atlanta took the victory to Lanta moose him into second points. He's smack dab right in that points jas now, and he did beat in the final round Ryan Turku's, another good friend of mine. And that's where I was torn Chris like you've got Turkey. And you've got you know, Oswal in the final round like Turk hasn't won in quite a while either. It's like man, you're torn you got to your friends or they're doing. Battle in. You know, it's just it's interesting when that plays out, and if Turk would won he would have been in the same exact spot on my list as Frederick Otto. But gotta give a big shout out to Frederick Osmo for the big FD win. Lutely. Game. And I do have Frederick on my list, and we'll get to him a ni- end a little bit later. But one of the reasons why it's so easy for me to do pal rankings on Formula one besides the fact that the winners seemed to be more and more obvious than your everything that we can we go out is the fact that we don't have friends to worry about Neff one. And so putting Lewis Hamilton and number three is a pretty easy task for me Lewis and voluntary boathouse over at McLaren. I mean, Hamilton boathouse have been one to every single race this year for Mercedes. I say McLaren Mercedes, I'm I'm still out into ten years ago sometimes with raising. But Hamilton say what? Mcclair nam relevant awhile McLean fan here. But just saying I mean, we'll call spate of spayed here. I'm sorry. I'm excited about for Nando. So coming back to Indy with the glare. And I've obviously not that on my mind a little bit. But you know, those cars I'd silver anymore. So little slip up there. But yeah Lewis it handles Mercedes third win of the season out in Spain. You know, he's got the points lead. It's really going to be a battle between those two drivers. But one of the more interesting things I've seen is. I think we're getting back to the period of Mercedes dominance last year. They have four one two finishes between their drivers. And granted part of that was because both house had a pretty rough year. But now to start the season they are five for five on one probably sweets, and whether you like it, whether you hate it, whether it's entertainment value at all that's impressive in any form of motor sport. And so I've gotta get Pam. In my number three spot. You know, he's even admitted that it kinda gets a little when you don't have another team. That's right up there competing with you. Hopefully, whether it's for our red bull. Somebody gets figured out and starts really taking the fight back to the Mercedes team. But no for the meantime, every time that they take a victory. They've basically got to be a con on my collar ranking list unless it's just that much of a does race. Well, and you know, honestly, you're gonna make my number three very very easy because Lou Hamilton number three on my list is well so for once we are actually on the same page on something Chris, but yeah, Louis Hamilton, everything you said, I I'm looking at my notes and literally word for word. You took the words right out of my out of my mouth, you want a little bit farther into things, and I would have. But yeah. Third win the year points lead Spain Spain victory this weekend. I think the big thing for me is is. All roads lead to Monaco or two weeks out from the Monaco grand prix. And this is an event. The obviously Lou Hamilton is one before it's, you know, basically the Indy five hundred formula their biggest of the year. And I love this one because the race kind of plays. I don't know the qualifying is actually more important than the race in Monaco. And and for Formula one fans L understand that, but I really love, Monaco. But the track is so old, and you know, it's you know, there's just not a lot of passing room. Like there was you know, years and years and decades ago when the cars are smaller and things like that like I'm really excited about Monaco, mainly because I think Louis Hamilton has a chance to lose. And you know, I think, you know, read Buller for our or some, you know, one of the other teams could put together a really really solid qualifying running get up front somehow, someway, I think we may actually see this dominance that we've seen this year. I think you know, I think there might be a chink in the armor. So I'm very very excited about Monaco, especially about qualified and see how things play out now flu Hamilton gets a in Monaco. It's game over for everybody. But and I'm a Hamilton fan. I'm just saying like you you wanna see some competitiveness. Just like you said Hamilton said, hey, you know, I like, you know, having a competitive field. It's kind of boring to run away with things. So I don't know. I think Monaco is going to be a very very interesting one this year, Chris. Oh, no doubt. Jim speaking competitive fields. I told you we were coming back the Frederick house phone, he's my number two the FD failed. Now that OD buckets got knocked off the top spot Midland. It seems like the seasons really going to start to break wide open. You know, you had Turkey and you had James Dean. I believe Michael Esa was the fourth driver in the final four correct me if I'm wrong, but we started to get a little bit of a little bit of turnover in the top few spots from Atlanta now that we're into sees, you know, some of you know, some of these more prominent venues, I think that the top of the standings might get shaken up a little bit ody's got a pretty big lead right now, but I've definitely within striking distance. And you know, it's still early enough in the season that one bad run for anybody can really turn things over. But you know, credit the Frederick though, he is the winningest driver in the history, and he's just extended that Ma. Mark in Atlanta. It's gonna be really exciting to see him ODI. You know, James Dean, try to defend the title on and on and on there so evenly matched. And especially with being a judge sport. It is so hard to break out. So we'll be exciting to see how that even plays out. But yeah, I had those might number two. No arguments there, I think Oslo, you know, I think we're both going to have the same number one. And rightfully so I think everything below that was kind of a toss up at this point. But my my number two, I'm gonna do something. Interesting. Just because you know, you we talked about Formula one, you know, we've talked about a lot of different things today and throughout the year in motor sport. But I'm going to put it number two mainly because of the amazing race. We saw IndyCar number two and reason why is like, you know, you'd mentioned Jack Harvey in, you know, in what he did for shanking, the, you know, we we haven't even talked about the fourth place finish that Matisse least took for AJ Foyt, which is massive massive for J Foyt. To take that fourth place finish right off the podium. I mean, they like they said they're like this is a victory for our team. But the thing is when you've got guys like Harvey and least who, you know, an, and you know, he qualified I think back in twenty first in charged up to fourth. He was in for a podium spot. I gotta put into cars a whole because a lot of people go while they're not as fast as Formula one formula faster coda, well any cars slow their ridiculously fast, but they the competitiveness of IndyCar where it's anybody's game anybody can win on any given weekend. And if you're an eighteenth place car, and you you know, you put together a good event you have a shot at a top five and potentially a podium like to me. That's what makes IndyCar special. I think that's why the ratings are going up sponsors are getting involved. You know, if you you know, you can side by side, I don't care for your European, and you watch this show, and you know, you want Formula one to be the premier motor sport. It is a premier motorsport, but you could watch the race at the GP and the race of Barcelona side by side on your TV's. And I tell you what your eyes are going to be focused on the IndyCar race. Because the Formula one race is just going to be so dang boring. So I had any cars a whole at number two on my list because they had an amazing event this weekend at the GP are at Chris moving into number one. We've got looks like about two and a half minutes left. And I think what both probably on the same page of this one. Who do you have a number one? I'm pretty sure we are. And and you know, it's funny that you mentioned earlier that we were on the same page for number three and that never happened. But it happens a lot with us for number one. And it's because usually the driver who stands out the most over the weekend is just blatantly obvious. And we have to go into the team tends to camp. I think we have to give it to sign signing pageant out for that remark. Arquebuses drive that he had you know to win the Indy-Car free for the third time. He will power still the only drivers and six years have ever won that race. And they eat they divided them evenly three three and the most impressive thing to me about the wave pageant owed. Drove that race is the fact that he made all of those passes at the end with absolutely no push the past. Exactly it was. I mean, that's incredible. That's what the fact that. Yeah. Tracking count Scott Nixon like that budget, real you don't you don't out Dr Scott Birdman, you know, that's just one that you don't out Dr Scott Dixon. That's a given. Nobody can out Dr Scott Dixon. But yet we saw as you know out Dr Scott Dixon. Like, I was like what are we watching here Dixon does not get past? Hey, here's the one thing to remember house. You know was a sports car driver for quite a while. And he ran the mob. Prototypes with Peugeot and. And you know, driving those cars, you get pretty darn good. You know? And I mean, my understanding is that who's put their drivers through a lot of rain training. And so I like that is always going to excel the wet. But I mean watching pageant drive like that. I mean, I was a little young to be able to watch guy like Ayrton Senna, you know, driving the rain, but you've heard stories, you know, you see clips you may not have seen as it was happening. You know in real time. But you know, you hear the stories about it. You see things like that. I mean pageant odes drive in the wet this weekend is one of those rain drives that I'm gonna remember for the rest of my life. Yeah. No arguments by me on that for sure buddy. But where are you going to take a short commercial break? And when we return here to the down and dirty radio show, powered by Polaris razor, Tiffany stones on the line. More WP is more than a store or truck and Jeep experts and have been for over fifty years from wheel entire upgrades to custom built for WP has you covered. 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Welcome back to the down and dirty radio show, powered by foot laris razor Jim beaver along. With Tiffany, stone hair. Just I don't got another one of our segments. I don't know. I was Mr. excitement this week in teast on you're just kind of parked on the couch at home, right? Pretty much. I went up to the lake got some stuff ready for the summer. You know, it's just getting everything cleaned up. And honestly, I kinda just chilled and did nothing I have three weekends off. So, you know, just as much as anybody else when you have those weekends off you kind of hold them near and dear to your heart, and you like tiny wanna do something. But I honestly don't wanna move. And so that's kind of what I did this past weekend. If you're like me, your home, and it's a weekend. You have absolutely nothing. Like don't get me wrong. We always have something to do. But if you're not like at a race or event or something like that. It's like something like I dunno. It's like, I I'm it's often my world. It's like it's like, whoa. What's going on here? Like, it's so weird. Like when your home on a weekend? It's like, okay. Now, what did I used to do like I can't remember over my hobbies Ackley? And so that was the case, of course, yesterday was mother's day and stuff. So I went to dim sum with my mom, and like I finally post about her today. And like, I don't know if that's a good signer of. Outside. It's like I was enjoying time. Hang Yeltsin mom, the idea the post about her. But then you get everybody who's on, you know, social media, and they're like, you're so in fun sedate, he didn't post about your mother. And like I was with the most of the day. Like, I think she knows what her and I care about her, and she doesn't even have Instagram social media. So how she going to Steve? You know, what it's funny too. 'cause like me, you know, we travel like, you're like me like, we have some of the most amazing people, we call friends people other people would say are celebrities, and this, and that, you know, like, I'm with these people a lot, and you know, what like my social media doesn't reflect that. Because like, here's these people that I'm, you know, I'm friends with and they're like influencers, I guess I ought to be like, hey, let's take a selfie together. Snap snap can throw it up on the Graham. Like, I guess I would probably get more followers that way. But to me, it's like these people my friends, I don't wanna make it awkward and the NBA. I didn't even think about that. So I get it like with your mom. You're just like, oh, I'm having a good time. And I'm enjoying the moment. Let's not ruin it with social media. Exactly. And so it's just you know, it's a catch twenty two because everybody's always like, well, how come you don't just like so my posting it for you or 'cause like I said, I'm just media hashing to sees any any of this. That's funny. I love your pictures of your mom, though. 'cause like like, I can tell like, she's I I don't know. Like me looking at them like I'll bet she's a firecracker. She's probably like very like common collected. But I bet she's got some spice to all. Right. I mean, I had half. Asian my mom is from Thailand. Do not do not. We all mentions deep down inside. We won't just just run choppy. Now, my mom, she's she's awesome. The older that I get you know, when you're like eighteen early twenties. Like, I don't wanna be like my parents. But then when you grow up, and you become our age kind of like, oh, okay. We'll let you understand. Why do this? And now hit why I'm so frustrated with, you know, little things my mom because I knew the same exact thing. It is funny. The way things like I've had people say that about me. And my dad, you know, as they get older and everything they're like man, you just like your dad. I'm like like, you know, at one point you would have been like hell, no. You know what I mean? Like, what are you talking about? I'm not like my dad now like certain things, and they say that I'm like, I take that as a compliment. You know what I mean? Like, I, you know. So it's like things like that. It comes full circle, you know. Exactly some that ten like he wanna tell me. I'm like, I will take that as a country and my mom's bad ass, the hope, and it's always so funny. 'cause you know, if he's not me, I'm I'm pretty tall for a female. I'm like five eight my dad's six one six two, but my mom is literally five foot. Maybe maybe four Levin. I'm not too sure. But she is a tiny person. And also if you've seen my Jeep in person, you also know it's lifted in its unbathed thirty five so I can't imagine how difficult it's going to be for her either. When I move up to the thirty seven or thirty nine or even push to forty she's gonna like the hardest time get in there. And like some guy was like, I think she needs to step stool, and like I think she does have to buy like an old beater like Ford, Focus or something like that. And like just like one that's got like three hundred thousand miles on it and just keep apart. But when you have to take your mom's somewhere. He roll out in the focus or something. No, well, I have my three hundred so my three hundred hours. I don't like life spectrum on carve yuko because like I grew up in Michigan. Okay. So I grew up in metro Detroit. But where I like kind of went to high school. We had dirt roads when I was growing up. Okay. So that kind of tells you kind of country in that aspect, and you know, miles far everywhere, I grew up on five acres. You know, we had a bar and all this other stuff. And then then I have another part of me that lives so close the metro Detroit that I like this little hood side of these folks like my I have a lifted Jeep and then lowered Chrysler three hundred twenty that's all black out. Yeah. You you're like completely. I don't know. What what do they call that with multiple personalities like which t stone? Are we going to get today? Vehicle. Schizophrenia. Exactly. So no. It was funny. Not funny. It sucked at the time. But went to the GP spent a couple of days in Indianapolis. And then it was supposed to fly out Saturday evening. Get to the get to the airport like right on time and all your planes delayed by fifteen minutes. I'm like big fifteen minutes. Right. Five hours later. We're sitting at the airport, and I'm sitting at the airport probably got a little bit of a buzz by then because what you do in the airport when you there for five hours you drink. And the pilots there the co pilots there in the plane is there, and it's been sitting there for like five hours, and they finally they cancel the flight. And all of us are going. We're looking at the plane. We're looking at the pilot what's going on come to find out. They had a flight attendant shortage. So yeah, there was no stewardesses. So they had to cancel our flight because of that. And then they go. Oh, yeah. By the way, since we've waited six hours to cancel this flight. We can't get you out Sunday. We're going to have to get you guys out on Monday. And I'm like so now mothers day everything's just shot. We spend the airport. I'm like new. So I go in that was American. So I go to Delta's website start looking and they had a flight like six AM to Detroit, and then had a layover for quite a while in Detroit and everything else. I'm like man if this just went worked out, right? I just wanna taking flight to Detroit on Saturday would win bought t stone dinner, we could hung out and then Sunday, flown Phoenix or something like totally screwed up, but wouldn't planning on the travel shenanigans shenanigans either. So but part of me is like us make it to Detroit and then. I know I got a friend there at least, you know. Well, and that's a good thing about like you're saying about traveling all over you have friends and all the most random places like if I wanted to go to Green Bay, I probably hang out the grease there. You know, I wanted to go to the northern UP. I could hang out the climate there and stuff, and it's just like the cool thing that you learned from hanging out or working or traveling and stuff, and I don't know it's kinda fun. But I've been on Fleiss before where they haven't had a flight attendant. And I'm like, okay, I've been on a flight in for Jim delayed for three hours because the overhead bin would not shut. They literally had to call somebody to come do that. And then they finally take it. I'm like, why don't we just take good way? What it was like it was like, well, it was crazy. It was like all the flight attendants. So I guess they were flying from Mike Boston to Charlotte Charlotte to Indy, and then they were going to fly from India to Phoenix. And the thing was is the flight attendants weren't actually active on those other flights. They were just trying to get them to Indy, and I guess the flights. I was just like it was complete. Like, I don't know. It was their logistics. Whoever did the logistics on that one should have been fired. It was not. But are by. Yeah. So yeah that was my weekend. But Indy GP was solid. Yes. Funny because we're in that stretch now. So I'm you know, I saw the Indy. But I know even talk about the drivers in this crazy stretch where I know they go to your neck of the woods, Detroit GP here in a couple of weeks right after five hundred for that double. And it's funny because everybody's like the drivers all look forward to that. They don't look forward to this. Stretch their on where it's like race after ace after ace. But it's funny because like multiple drivers like we're excited to go to Detroit. We're talking Indy. Five hundred and they're already kind of talking about the Detroit GP, I thought that was kinda interesting. Came something different, especially 'cause they do the delivery trait. So that's something that's a little bit different. And what kind of unique about it? Is you get to see two race, weekends and one? And it's on a road course. But we're technically on an island. The road is not like the pavement, obviously is not the best of the best. So it's a little different. You have to have a lot of like body straights to keep those calls like 'cause you know, you're. I Jim I wish you would have just called me because then I could've taken it abou- Lyle could've seen everything, but it's kinda cool different. And then there's so much hype for the Indy five hundred. But I also think that once they get to the Detroit grand prix that they know Indy. Five hundreds over the the dual over there's nothing more that you can do. And then you just continue about your seasons. One. It's what's weird like everything with any car like comes to complete pause in the month of may like may have the GP at Indy which I was at and the drivers kind of almost not even thinking about that thinking about the next two weeks of qualifying weekend in Indy. Five hundred like literally it's like the biggest Super Bowl the year smack dab like NASCAR has there's to start the year. You know, like most series have it like at one end or the other. You know, it's like indie carts. Like, no, we're gonna throw the big one writes smack in the middle off road thousand see end of the year Crandon. It's the end of the year like Indy cars the weird one where the biggest race years right in the middle. You know? So it's like thinking about points, but they're also thinking about this big epic win. And I think that's one thing that's kinda wild about India. It's the way that kinda always out and plays plays out. You know? No. And yeah, I guess I never really kind of thought about it in that aspect, but you're right NAT Carcelle starts off with the clash and the five hundred right in the beginning of the season, you know, even towards the end of NASCAR they have the chase. And so I guess that is kind of cool that you have such a big thing shooting, Bobby and such a huge following that. They're like, you know, what we're gonna see the best of the best of midway. But then then I guess that kind of helps you out to because you can kind of work and see what you need to change and see where you fall for points. But then going to like NHRA like since you're just an indie they're Super Bowl of of drag racing is during Labor Day weekend. So that's still in the like towards the end of their end of the season. They end November. But so you have September. That's kind of where they start re stacking everything, and then they wipe away the point from they start the point kind of cool to see that. Aspect as well. Yeah. Definitely definitely. So what's you got a couple of weeks off? And then what's what's next for you on the on the agenda? I go at the end of the month two air race. So we're going to Portland for the Oregon trolley or Oregon trail and trail rally we've been kind of cool an excited about a three day race. We start in Oregon go to Washington finish off in Oregon's kinda cool and going to Crandon for you know, the spring run and then back to area at the end of the month. So that's kind of what June entails for me. I don't know. I'm pretty busy too. I know I gotta go to Charlotte for Arca race and coke six hundred. And then. Yeah. And then I guess Crandon. I've got Lucas in Missouri. Don't know pretty repack few weeks to think there's one other benefit got about thrown in there too. Plus a wedding. I gotta go to so jeeze. We're. I don't know should be fun stretch worst Eastone. I know I'm excited. And I was just about to say you get dressed up. You're gonna like do Jones weird. I've actually got a few suits now. Like I last year. There was a there was like three weeks in a row, whereas in a suit for like a vents in like hosting like formal gigs for for motor sports and stuff like that. And so like, yeah. Now, I've actually got this whole suit collection. But I'm one of those weird guys like I wear them. So rarely I actually look forward to putting on a suit once in a while, you know, it's like play dress up if that makes any sense not that guys like to play dress up, but sometimes fun to get out of the genes and the hood he and like actually dress nice. You know? Oh my goodness. Yes. I do gin. I think I have an idea for fall credited. Why don't we like why don't I go to a banquet or something like that? Or maybe we could just dress up really nice and do my life show on. Just just so we can get dressed up or maybe cringe should hold like a fall, prom or some homecoming. Oh, that would be the homecoming dance. Oh, my that would be a redneck homecoming your something like you. And I like the better thing would be like you get in your like full-on ballgown. I get an tuxedo. And then we go literally to the middle Jurassic Park like the make it slip inside and do a live show from there, and like we're formal and then everybody else's like Nick, go down slipping slide to be a Larry's. Commentate from there and do our own life streak show. All right. Welcome to the live. X x x rated version of the down and dirty show about get down and dirty. Look at. Yeah. I I would love to. I wonder how that works like social media livestream and stuff like that. Like. The problem with make it slip inside is let's face it like the people, and I don't wanna be judgmental here. But generally, the guys and girls that are going down. The naked inside aren't the ones that you would actually really wanna see naked like. Way to put it. Be told. It's probably a lot more. They can do than than just like do. Volunteer like. Yeah. Pull it out. And Joe go down. There's like one girl that ten guys. Exactly, that's how you know. I've never been to have a su-. But I'm assuming have assume is kind of like that. It's just like all these like dudes like there's just one check or whatever. And we have something like that out here. It's called musket MU. And what they do is on the first Friday after the after summer so summer starts June twenty first the following Friday started out like two three to work at for took their like, huge big boats from out on Saint Clair shores or Saint Clair lake and all like started out at this island called musk and then just getting bigger and bigger and bigger. And that's literally what it is ask stripper poles, but it's not necessarily the girls that you would think would be strippers. No, please don't you are weird. Like that dude. Yeah. You wanna see my junk, I'll show you my junk girls a little bit more like even the wild ones. Bit more conserve like, hey, you got to earn a little bit least by me if you drink. You know, guys are just like immediately. Like, here's a joke. You know? It's just like, you know, like even the guys that shouldn't be proud of what they're packing. They're proud of it. Like, hey, check me out. You know? Like, okay. But you see those beams you see those memes, and the there's a mean going around of of guys in women when they look in the mirror and here like the mean is a guy that's like three hundred pounds looks in the mirror, and he sees like a guy that's one hundred eighty pounds of the six pack women look in the mirror, and here, they are like skinny as can be and they see this huge like woman in the mirror. You know what I mean? It's like, it's just funny. The way that you know, minds work because guys are so that way like you can see the guy that you know, they're just like they own it. Like, hey, check it out. You know, women are so. Some some of them are just all depends. We maybe we could do that. Maybe we can do the live alive down and dirty show from dress park, or at least filming at its and stuff and blur some things out so people who've never been there actually get what it is. And it is a fiftieth anniversary this year. So I'm assuming things are gonna get a little wild always thought that would be the fun thing too. And this is going way off the rails here, but like Nash like TV and stuff like rebel signature series or Matthew. You're whoever's doing TV like there's certain things like you want to showcase the the race. But they don't necessarily showcase the event, you might get a little over arching view of it. But if you like somebody, you know, like needs to go in and literally like, there's there's more to Crandon, you know, just like the Indy five hundred. They've got the snake pit and things like that. Like, there's more to these events. Like, I wanna go and see that I wanna see like the people signing. Everybody knows about the race. And and stuff like that. But like with Crandon man on a really like meet the people in what they're doing back in the woods and like like. I think that would be like epic YouTube stuff, even if you're blurring out or whatever, you know, like tell the real crane in store, you know, the stuff you get on TV. That's what we can do gin gin beaver and Tiffany stone. Getting that real real story for you, really like undercover reporting crane. So here we are. Nobody knows that's we're going gonna have this Bill like your phone, and hopefully, nobody noticed it we I guarantee you have all kinds of film crews volunteered to go with us too. So like. No, nobody after park. Oh my God. Djembe just got way off subject. But I know everybody's thinking about this. And they're like, yes. This is a good idea Kinsey to produce for us because you know, she knows like half the people in Jurassic Park, so Kinsey, Flannery, if you're listening, you're a producer. And our and our video refer and Tatan. You're just don't have cliff of anything that we've done or if I take the vehicle back out on the altar forechecking to give mean if we're doing that, I know Fokker, and then we should give should I give away band ride on the altar fortran gosh, you could do that. Like man, if you're going to Krant in like like post up you craziest picture pick one and take you for ride my Jeep or something you'd have people go like crazy over that. I know that is we should figure out something. We'll figure out something either way hopefully, your dad's and come back, and I can say that I drove them there of Parker around in my Jeep. No, he's already done deal. He's coming back. So he is there. So yeah. Alright. Teesta always fun fun catching up with you. And you know, and I guess we'll we'll be back next week. Hopefully, I don't know. Hopefully, we'll get something fun. We both do this week. 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"Wow wow coasttocoast in canada across north america and around the globe on the world wide web but this is royce line in the race line radio network presented by subaru and raise one is driven by twenty nineteen subaru wrx and wrx s c i be atypical sports car subaru confidence comes in motion by the subaru br zad the formula for performance end by continental tire for what you do here's another subaru kennedy presentation of national radio motorsport authority race line radio network i'm eric thomas host of anger donald pollard are supreme commander and baseline master control anthony mussina entrusted with network technicals this week gonna meet the fastest rising dot com racing challenge in the land doing nascar trucks late models arca nascar canada quebec hot shoe eighteen year young wrapping yellow sar we get more preview of the thirty second toronto windy with hometown favorite james hinchcliffe plus a few more injuries but the subaru race lenny mailbag trivia contests with rice rap news rain rain pushes daytona had one day with little known justin haley cashing in thanks demar rotten whether silver race fans everywhere powerful sports powerful radio twenty seven years on the air across this year dominion this is the race line radio network hi this is mario andretti race line radio returns in a moment unlicensed doctor we suggest a prescription for one of our shows sign up for our free podcasts and i tunes or your favorite podcast fake doctor's orders sports net five ninety the fan on demand eric thomas baseline in the race line radio network latest news and opinion in here we go on the baseline rice rap brand new month so we kick things off with more exciting sales figures my friends and partners as roberta accounted for the month of june second best june sales ever reported over fifty three hundred soups sold last month subaru name by the way the best a mainstream brand in canada by lg while they impressed with the crosstrek outback and wrx and wrx s t i named segment winners were highest predicted resale value once again we have you think these incredible numbers and stats every month you're loyalty means absolutely everything and watch for the brand new subaru br zander radio summer cruiser on the road at special racing events near you nascar cup of the saturday night thing at daytona well you know it was supposed to be a saturday night thing but the rain pounding down like god's little rabbits and lightning crackling along with the place they called it off and pushed it had this sunday afternoon where whether screwed it up again with less than fifty the go usual daytona big one wiped out about twelve or so cars and really shuffle the deck is after the restart leader kurt busch hat the pit but twenty year old that's all indiana and justin haley yeah i have no idea whether stayed out the new leader and then with thirty three the go another red flag for more rain and more lightning and they never did restarted and well past the halfway mark race official race done justin haley scores his very first career win william byron second and jimmy johnson look at this a top three picking up a third place positioning cup points in the kentucky therefore joey logano twenty fifth under in the daytona mass leads kyle busch's fourteenth and that by eighteen points cup notes stage legs were supposed both be longer the daytona race they just wanna to where both increase by ten laps stage one ending on lap fifty in stage to ending on lap one hundred as a result though the final stage was technically shorter early supposed to be until the weather got in there coming in just sixty laps rather than eighty they do believe these distant stretching upper events fuel mileage from dictating stage results here's a better idea just do away with the stupid stages altogether nascar xfinity at daytona ross chastain wins the right to smash a watermelon at least is not a guitar look at it that way trucks have the week off coming up in our first segment rising quickstart rep yellow sar after winning his nascar kennedy debut at all drums shut hey hottest driver in canada right now formula one on off until the british crown bringing the fourteenth still lots of cameras all almost were stopping penalty in austria that thankfully officials did not called ruin the great race like they did in montreal and we still hang onto max's proclamation that his contact and passer ferrari's shoulder claire with three laps to go with a win was perfectly legal he's right of course and we thanks guys more step one with a clip sorry about the kind of dodgy quality there after we all saw stopping sterling austrian grand prix win red bull boss a christian horner never a loss for words dismissing suggestions the judgment might bolt to another team you see last year but stop and extended his contract at twenty twenty but ahead of the reason spielberg reports in the german media rampant suggesting the red bull was concerned the stopping might be able to leave a dude a certain clauses in that contract well maybe not likely now however it is just one good raise kids so let's see what happens for the rest of the campaign indycar three time defending toronto into winter a key we've got some good some testing of the new safety aero screen at the deliberate research center in indianapolis a simulation of five different tracks visually just the new ballistic screen anchored by at titanium framework surrounding the drivers cockpit dick's city experience no visibility issues with the screen for the tigers will be mounted on all cars mandatorily next season coming up on her second segment are traditional indie of toronto preview with hometown favorite james hinchcliffe continental tire sports report brought to you by continental tire for what you do in a sports car toronto at canadian tire motor sport black with a mobile one sports car grand prix on the fabled road course insist first light tv race on nbc s n by the way massa team ios they win again this time the sister car with oliver jarvis entrusted munoz piloting g g l m a c gmt went to the bamber event hor a porsche a g g g they are berlin fully bmw jerry nadler pallets c g m p with an interesting note a total of thirty one canadian drivers completed competed rather see tmz there this weekend that's pretty good looking roster porsche g g three cup challenge by the way worth noting windsors roman deangelis wins both races he's gonna be a guest on the show very shortly red deer alberta's parker thompson not bad fifth and second for a pair of top fives this is a very competitive and very entertaining racing division right now drag racing in new england national here winters steve burns who else his seventh wealthy this year that of course in top you'll matt hagan his second in funny car the pro stock folks had this one off the rally news is a presentation the subaru wrx and wrx s t i creating those monster sales cutting up from last week the results coming in late joe lean back and stephanie louis winning the rally betas hillary new richmond quebec through ronald any rally championship presented by subaru the team build a nice leader the first day extending their winning margin to about three minutes ten seconds over carol karai and samuels y'all y'all the defending champions in the end all of course peddling subaru wrx s t eyes bikes swirl moto gp the german grand prix such hosmer honda's marc marquez wins here but the tenth consecutive year wow in dominant fashion to as closest rival alex rinse crashed over a second straight race he's fine march fifth win of the season though to end the first top of the calendar gives him a fifty eight point advantage in the championship he is the favorite to win at all faces in the pits f one together was set up these auction as part of the grand prix this will be in november will be auctioning off some pretty decent automobiles that'll include michael schumacher's championship winning ferrari two thousand and two you have a full blown f one race car this'll be southern visa first major auction in the middle east a portion of the proceeds will be donated to michael schumacher's there's keep fighting never give up foundation the seven time world champion badly hurt in a scheme crash in december of twenty thirteen indycar sensations in chino perogie and nascar driver chase briscoe argument to belts nail gun i'm just a few days when they team up with a greater demoines iowa habitat for humanity to build a new home that's right deserving family pretty good the two drivers will join iowa speedway staffing corporate partners birthday a building for a good cause and promote iowa speedway first ever back to back race weekends indy cars july twentieth followed by the nascar xfinity guys a week later perogie from actually connecticut drives number nineteen dale coyne racing honda in indycar series he's currently leading rookie of the year blind to either year at the indy five hundred with a seven plays conclusion briscoe from mitchell indiana dr stewart haas racing ford immediate finnity series he also has experience in arca an sprint cars and that's it for this week on the race raptor questions opinions comments always welcome need to hear from you share your thoughts on there is a fellow fans across the land through the grand prize in the super bowl race lenny mailbag trivia contest if you qualify to win and we play that they're contest in a little while all right donna pitstop please but once back at it we need eighteen year young go back stock car racing sensation raviolis sar then we'll preview the toronto wendy with tom john james hinchcliffe this race line presented by subaru a range of performance this week if you're local subaru dealer anywhere along the race line radio network hi this is michael andretti were coming right back on race line radio send us your money sign up for our free podcast at i tunes or with your favorite podcast you're will send you a free subscription the first sports net five ninety the fan on demand absolutely free canada's national memorial motor sport all thirty the race line radio network good the happier with is watching and turning young developing any racing town has always been a big part of what this year show does and right now there is a ridiculously talented eighteen year old singer schefter beauce a in comebacks that's so the quebec city a kyle busch motor sport until you got a racing development driver who also does a nascar trucks late models a new just one is nascar canada debut at his home track auto drome shotty go back obviously darn good already in a wide variety machinery let us meet the hottest driver in canada right now rap star on race line radio can you tell me why all this good stuff is happening to you so soon in your career it's kind of a loaded question but that's what everybody's thinking you know outlawed i'm just trying to to learn as much as i can i'm surrounded by good people and also working with ccomplish motor sport in the nascar truck series i helped me a lot improving my racing skills in every advice columns giving me i tried it and learn from it and i tried to apply the every weekend but i'm racing in right think it helped a lot and it showed that a i can kind of step up my game those that's a this this season sure oh yeah it was my first asked carpenters right the season a lot first mascot ventures very ever yeah and we want you know and then you finished then you've finished third in the league monterrey's now you mentioned and it's very important to consider a kyle busch motor sports and toyota racing development driver this obviously has helped you in such a young age can you put your finger rafe on one thing they've taught you that maybe you didn't know before that you think maybe helped you the most about that's every weekend and just trying to learn everything around the race track and thought bush when he talks about his race car it's like if you were speaking about his body it's just something else and i try to learn from him when i listened to him on the radio and just try to to do the same thing i just can't thanks everyone at the competition the team 'cause they gave me an awesome awesome race garden dart at a at a deal like this to to dominant 'cause i've never worked with those guys it was my first time working with them and in his art one never work with someone tried to to compete get some of the best quebec and then you win and then you win you're debut which makes it extra sweeter diversities kind of rare in the sport nowadays rave where you've got drivers do a bunch of different races and a bunch of different cars how do you tackle that mentally do you just jump in and go forward or do you say to yourself okay well now this is the truck this they are car this is the paintings car this is the the late model do you think about that or is it is it all basically the same it just happens to be a different series different different numbers do you know what how do you tackle that every cars are different there's always something different about another car and i i would say i just try to stay focused and just fine through remember every aspect of each and car sure but every race every car that i've read this year i've learned from them there's some a lot of stuff that i've learned from other car that i can apply sure on on the card it i've already read or and i got it you're exactly right below cernan race line radio and as i said it's kinda rare these days the jury running the drivers like you can do that i mean you think of guys like oh wow like tony stewart indy cars nascar even sprint cars on dirt old legends like mario andretti aj foyt dan gurney those those guys could basically race driver anything and winning them is is diversities something you'd like to continue to demonstrate as you get older and progressed in your career oh yeah for sure you'd think about the christopher bell kyle larson they've written in sprint cars in their in their major thing just drink the weekend day racing nascar's top words that does the truck series the super bowl all i say that cup series sure yeah it's just a major part of all of those guys won this race i like that that's why i left the perfect raviolis and race line radio ended up here you're only seventeen tina no seventeen year olds i know are talking about school a you know girls going out and having fun how do you how do you balance you're racing career and you're education and being a normal teenager that's gotta be a tall order to pull it's it's very hard right now i got my high school and i took a year off a school just trying to figure something out i'm just trying maybe it just step back a bit then focus on the racing as much as i can buy that all a trucking company had expressed out my dad and just kind of teaching media business this year 'cause you good if if i don't don't kula i yeah i think i need to work so that's that's all i do this yeah just a a charge the business and try to stay focused on the racing as much as i can perfect perfect listen thanks for the time on this roster yo continued success in keep rolling and keep going and because it's a very very fun thing to watch thank you so much for the time show mind blowing the think this kid is this good this young this early in his career he is only eighteen years old and just had a birthday as a matter of fact we will definitely keep our eyes on rough yellow sar on race line radio another canadian racing sensation in development could be a good one considering his learning under one of the best in kyle busch all right donna let's whip together another pitstop but still got the the subaru race lenny mailbag trivia contests no i haven't changed the question still got the same old one but that's okay then more preview toronto windy with hometown favorite james hinchcliffe this is somebody is line radio network this is marco andretti and you listen to race line radio subscribe to our radio shows at i tunes or what's your favorite podcast here do not shadow mad mad sports net five ninety the ban on demand big big big big big canada's national radio motors for a pardon me yup allergies with their the race line radio network is what they call this thing i'm eric thomas ever look at my job of sales problems inside track motor sports news magazine and on the web at sports net dot us ea so here we go again pardon me with a super the race only mailbag trivia contest i need allows injure something another grand prize to win if you qualify by answering subaru trivia questions correctly and you're emailed comments if you do entry goes in the break grumble the winner drawn at random at the end of the track racing season the qualifying trivia question you need answered a qualifying i wanna keep this one for another couple of weeks yet maybe haven't really decided but here it is anyway we haven't changed the question that's a good news with a twenty nineteen subaru wrx s t i at what rpm's peak power achieved a with a three hundred and ten horsepower turbo charged a boxer engine i will repeat the question with a twenty nineteen subaru subaru wrx s t i at what rpm is peak power achieved a with a three hundred and ten h b turbocharged a boxer engine okay here's eric at race line radio dot c h connect to end of the trivia contest to possibly possibly win the prize back eric at race line radio dot c h capitol eradicate the symbol at race line radio like wouldn't be where they'll put a gap in their don't do the nazi arrogant race line radio dots to connect enter the contest you could win the prize pack let's go to the mail bag and get some comments in some entries here oh well arm in a car seat in toronto sent me this a little miss if you're a national conversation a high eric answered the trivia question is a rpm he's got it right way to go arm and he's in the duty of the break drum many has a chance to win the prize back if you're a betting man each team a who would you pick as the favorites to win the toronto indie this year and who would finish second and who would finish third by the way enjoy your show keep up the fun work yeah sure is fun it's not like a real job really high arm on i sent back to you listen to sports net five ready defending toronto here race line i'm really liking new garden to win toronto no idea why i'm not necessarily a betting man especially on racing but i just got a funny feeling course we had the joseph joseph on on the show last week and his preview of the indian toronto he's you know he's a he's a of one at before and you could win it again willpower you know another multiple winner could finish second thinking scott dixon another multiple winter finishing third i think it splits gets gets a top five of this thing a finishing in fourth place and end with that armand responded and said yes i have been listening to your show by a sports net five ready the fan in toronto figures thank you so much for that are meant to appreciate it thank the production there's arm and so without a little a little prediction there on who i think will win win the race it's very challenging racetrack as you know that it it's kind of hard to predict the winter but you know a new gardening penske look really strong and they're all we strong in toronto so is dixon's so is willpower you know the usual a gang will probably surface to the top again cynthia reid former prize pack winter she's been listening since day one just about eighty gotta tell you a little story here i had a comment and walking past magazine stand recently we saw the cover of the july issue of road and track stopping dead in my tracks missed a barrage of magazine covers using every color color possible the strike black on white lettering and compelling black and white photo of robert wickens stuns you three statement spare beside the photo we found joined indycar then a crash that killed him and now robert wickens needs to walk again when you look at the determination in his eyes you believe that he will yeah we all believe he will is well if he doesn't it's not gonna stop him from racing i firmly believe you could do with hand controls the foot controls whatever it is he's gonna give it another try i know he will here's in entry into you're trivia contest peak powers achieved the three honored and ten horsepower turbo charged up boxer engine and the twenty nineteen subaru w r access is somebody rpm she's got it right way to go where do they go cynthia keep up the great work covering motor sport eric cynthia reader cindy reid richmond hill just north of toronto listening on sports net five ninety the fan in toronto last week we had a listener send in three consecutive secutive injuries in a row and you can do that thirteen nothing wrong with that there's nothing in the rules says you can't and are good buddy in dearborn heights michigan listening on am eight hundred c k o w windsor are good buddy paul anton did exactly the same thing he's got a times three entries you're trivia question he says twenty nineteen subaru wrx s t i turbocharged boxer engine what rpm is peak power achieve and he's got the right answer way to go polenta and that's exactly right so thank you very very much with that he goes on to say i look forward to your show every week i heard some auto racing fans other day they'll talk about where the confined live racing on the radio recently i check my sirius satellite radio channel is a noted the following we listen to these nascar's on channel ninety where we listened to indycar qualifying and to eighteen the races are on channel ninety eight in formula one on channel two eleven of course they say subject to change at any time thank you so much information yeah not a lot of live racing on if you don't have sirius xm although there's a lot of affiliates around didn't get wg gr in buffalo over the dagger area in various american channels around to pick us up cinder contest jumped razor comments you circuit race line radio dots to connect the answer the question the twenty nineteen subaru wrx s t i what is the peak rpm on the boxer engine you have to answer that question correctly they're qualified let's fire up another pitstop you're donna then give you more preview toronto windy with james hinchcliffe this is why presented by subaru handling you test drive and that's what this weight while driving along the race line radio network this is james hits glitz and you're listening to red eye radio subscribe to our radio shows at i tunes or what your favorite pod catcher no medical exam more health questions will be asked for five and on demand canada's national radio motorsport authority you know are twenty seventh consecutive season on the air frasca we are the race line radio network we only have one canadian dating it's almost here the july fourteenth thirtysecond toronto indeed exhibition place along the lake ontario waterfront we've been covering this show so the very first toronto wendy way back in nineteen eighty six were are traditional week ahead preview just up the highway in oakville hometown tom seaver james hinchcliffe is back with us on race line radio we had you do for an interview here a few minutes ago when you were delayed in there was a a problem with a of a of a wayward erected in the house is that is that correct yeah that's correct all all all other finally got good i guess he's been a leaving the door open a little then large eight legged friend decided become scarce becky so oh oh lebron is no good running up there that'd be a founder the screaming woman and her standing on air not want to engage so i had no idea to put on the husband at a daycare of it so where's this thing the size of a butter tired or was it was it was a larger the matter doesn't matter right i mean the spiders established doesn't really matter the size of mom and dad that detergent or get rid of yeah annoy exactly right out i'm glad you thanks for sharing that with us i mean they were just they were the same everybody deals with different things at different times and it certainly isn't any different for a top flight the indycar driver before we get into toronto i mean it's been a crude amount of bad luck for you guys i think you're paces been good you know you've you've been near near the front in the in the top five but it just hasn't finished off the way you want i know that now right you know it's a i really hate having that you but at the end of the day you know at some point you just gotta look at at the factory in oklahoma control of the ones were not how we had a flower if you're certainly not by any stretch but i do believe you feel like you can't do anything right now a category that wildfires but at the end of the day like paces been there you know the the car's been really good on sundays on the cruise been good at the pit lane near fastest in petaluma last time out road america yup so we just we just need a break there to kind of move for the championship yeah and and here we go now coming into toronto you're being promote ville this you know you were a little kid in the grandstands here and if there's a if there's a time in a place to to finally turn this thing around and get rid of that bad luck in in cash in that pays it will be toronto because this is this is only one race on the schedule hinge but this is the biggest one for you isn't it yeah no doubt i mean obviously getting to come home and race backyard at such and on her really is a privilege a lot of guys don't get the opportunity to experience and i'm thankful every year we get the comeback in toronto and you know my goal each and every time they suggest something the local secure about you know the support from back home is all he's been incredible we always feel the love of week when we come back back six and you know especially now they've got a taste for championships after the raptor so there you go back a little more i think well yeah they're they're expecting more from beliefs as well in the new year relief in looks like they may have improved their defensive line a little bit but that's another discussion for another time you know we think back and you and i discussed this a lot you know when you when you talk to paul tracy being you know the throw from west hailing from the city and i remember when he won the indy twice he said even with the engine in behind my head like not only could i see the fans jumping up and down in cheering but i i could hear them as well it's gotta be a special thrilled to have ninety five or ninety nine percent of that grandstand pulling for you and and you know you can't let it do you know distract you from what you need to do but you certainly are aware of it in his it's gotta be a big boost knowing the most of the people in that park and pulling for you you know i i remember a twenty sixteen we finally had a stroke of luck there and i were on on courts were podium and i remember coming eternal life and on that last lap in just allowing myself ever so slightly sushi kind of going to the right and look at the grandstand their own lane everybody withstanding you could see on flags waving i mean it was it was just incredible not whisper third party i could only imagine what paul fell in a in a three last time he did it and man they would it would mean so much to be able to give the trauma that back into canada that went back there were gonna be gone for it this weekend a the last street church in detroit and we were running for the win there before we take it out yeah i work cautiously optimistic get out of the tree course car again strike altogether result previewing the july fourteenth toronto windy with the toronto zone oakville zone james hinchcliffe for better or for worse bench is this the most challenging track you guys have on the schedule you know the narrowness the bumps the the remodeling of at the pits everything else that is is this the biggest mean indianapolis is one thing but i mean is this the biggest challenge you guys have not only physically but you know just trying to get the car set up so this thing is is is it the toughest one on the list yeah i think from set up point of view certainly you know it's a it's right up there just because of the compromise that you need yeah you know i think it was a michael andretti told me when when i drove him a you know a your early ones and a obviously no stranger success in toronto he was the guy that told me you're you're never gonna feel good and i think as a driver being able to accept that there's gonna be certain deficiencies i think knowing which areas to focus on in which one the kind of deal where if that makes sense from set up when you want a balanced point of view you know how to be fast overlapping that'd be quick over thin is very important it's not a very easy thing to do and so i you know years of experience is certainly help with that but yeah there's no doubt it a one of the greatest challenges drafted drivers that show is well yeah and you're shocked damper guy is probably the most valuable guy on your team just to keep the front wheels down on the race track in the back wheels down in the racetrack is not an easy thing to do with you know the concrete patches on even serve brazil you're shocked damper guy earns his money this weekend disney yeah certainly i mean it's it's the different surfaces like you said that big props everybody the race for the development work that over the years start having gonna frustrate last year was a huge relief accident for art africa and cars yeah but yeah but no it's it's illinois man challenge if you don't qualify well in somewhere near the back it's it's not an easy day but on the other hand then every once in a while you've gotta have the yellow small you're way is specially in toronto because yeah you can pass but it's not easy to do and sometimes you need the cautions to fall you're way to don't you yeah certainly i mean you guys went from the back but yeah they're they're qualified qualify back there or you get involved in a first lap incident you then article the yellows i mean you could only do it with help from yellows at that point so yeah i mean you you you can feasibly win from anywhere on the grid a good saturday definitely make sure you're sunday a little bit more straightforward one of the funny things you mentioned to me in the past and i always kind of chuckle when when when you tell me this is the fact that it would be easy enough for you to jump in your car get down the queen elizabeth highway and go over villain and go home and sleep but you don't do that you wanna stay on property in the motor home and i don't think you're gonna streets in their plan or you know certainly i mean that's that's staying mom and dad we actually have a condo you know right there were four minute drive from the race trout that's right to sure yeah i for me it's just it's such a a a practice of you know being in the right mindset speaking about the weekend as a race weekend in about being at home and i think that's an important thing for me and being a hometown guy you've got a lot of off track commitments months to i mean you know but there's the sponsor thing but you've also got lots of allegations and lots of charities you're involved in a mean you're you're pulled in nine different directions but at the same time you you cannot let that distract you from what you need to do and the task and right now certainly i mean that's that's one of the biggest lesson that i learned early on you know is is learning to manager time a best you can and should you wanna be able to please everyone in and say yes every request but there's only so many hours in a day and drew not a you know luckily i've i've got a bunch of really good people kind of around me in the team and they they helped me manage that better than i could have my own just say yes everybody in the race so we've we've managed find a good a good rhythm and get this forward in a you know hopefully this year is no different than i was before is that ring open up some opportunity 'cause i can i can come up through the city a little bit earlier that i had in years past good okay and stuff even even before race so that's perfect that's good yeah you're right veronica note and keeps you guys unscheduled she does a fantastic job hench where at a time always we could not preview this race in toronto without you buddy and everyone in that grand san jose state is pulling for you so so let's hope the luck turns around and you have yourself a good weekend in toronto thanks so much for this we always do enjoy the chats electric player say it again it was ever to win this thing in front of the hometown faithful you'd hear the roaring in buffalo james hinchcliffe ace spider erotic tater race line radio previewing july fourteenth weekend the toronto indeed reports throughout the 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May 12: Chatting with James Hinchcliffe and Tyler Scott

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May 12: Chatting with James Hinchcliffe and Tyler Scott

"Goes to coast in Canada across North America. And around the globe on the World Wide Web. This is race line on the race line radio network. Presented by Subaru and race line is driven by the twenty nineteen Subaru WRX and WRX STI the typical sports car Subaru confidence in motion by the Subaru be ours said the formula for performance and by continental tire for what you do. A Subaru candidate presentation of your national radio motor sport authority the race line radio network. I'm Eric Thomas your host and anchor Willer scan. Our supreme commander race line master control, Andrew Holland working the network this week more preview the rapidly approaching one hundred and third running of the Indianapolis five hundred with Canada's lone entrant, James Hinchcliffe. We are heavy with drag racing as well this week. And that's always good Canada's newest NHRA national Wally winner Tyler Scott and sixteen time nitro funny car champ, John force at his animated best. Most of your entries for the fabulous. Subaru raced on E mail bag trivia contest and the race rap news while they're all going Hamilton's splendid in Spain with another Merck. One two would sound panel wins the GP and the rain and Keselowski conquers. KC in a thriller super race fans, anywhere and everywhere. Powerful sport powerful radio are twenty-seventh here on the air across Canada. This is the race line radio network. I this is Mario Andretti race line radio. Returns in a moment. Subscribe to a radio shows at I tunes or with your favorite pod catcher. No medical exam or health. Questions will be asked sports knit five ninety two fan on demand. Eric Thomas race line on the radio network with lettuce news and opinion are the race line race wrap. Who will we programming note op top if we can on our coal flagship station sports net five ninety the fan Toronto. We've gotta just about permanent relocation to Sunday nights at eleven pm eastern radio's primary airing go with are also very popular Sunday mornings at seven AM time slot so race Lamberty book engine racing. Sunday's ain't that nice in the Toronto GTE market. And don't forget race land radio was also podcast on sports net. Five Ninety-two fan tomorrow. And on most of our Philias across Canada, fronting one Spanish Grand Prix gets us going Barscelona for a fifth straight time off the start of the schedule Mercedes finishes one to England Lewis Hamilton got by pole-sitter teammate, Voltaire BOTAS off the start and for the sixteenth time in his f one career Hamilton led every lap to tell his third win of the season. We have kind of an agreed rule set out. So that we do finish the the racist one two and we support. We play supporting roles either way BOTAS second masters, stop and third in Spain. Every around Sebastian battles for REI awfully restart Montreal's land stroll taken out late by McLaren's Landau Norris lenses. I this year rolling in the middle of me, you know, and the constructors championship is already runaway Mercedes eating for Ari by almost one hundred points for only ninety six adrift to be exactly accurate. Lewis is back on top of the drivers points by seven over BOTAS f two at Barcelona and more success from Montreal zone. Nncholas Latifi a winning race one and sixth in race to has his two points lead nickel. Be one of our special guests next week right here on race line radio. Indy-car Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the road course, prelude to the five hundred. Yeah, this one in the rain Penske Simon panel wedging his way around Scott Dixon with a couple of laps to go for his first one of the season Dixon. Second Jack Harvey. Yeah. Third best finish for the Meyer. Shank? Brit candidates James Hinchcliffe while not a good afternoon. Slowed by a drive through penalty for contact with Ryan hunter Ray. And then some errors he wound up sixteen. Nthe Hinch is up later in our second. Guests segment to offer a salute to the late. Great dean McNulty and some more Indianapolis five hundred preview for the land. Of course has a lot of skin in this game. Indy lights that I am s Rina's vk and Robert my genus winning the twin Bill Montreal's claiming second and fifth. Pretty good. Zach stands fourth in points. There of pro-moslem with a pair of IM s. Runs. Rasmi Lind wins both red deer's Parker Thomson fifth in both as well, Markham, Ontario and Tonio Sarah valet opened pronouncing that right ninth in both runs. That's pretty good to NASCAR Cup night. Scampered Kansas City, Kansas. This was a great one. The new aero pack working very nicely in this place. At least Brad Keselowski holding back. Alex Bowman Eric Jones to win the overtime thriller. Brad's third win of season cut points into Charlotte. Giuliano fifteenth KC leads a distant Kyle Busch was thirtieth Casey by nine NASCAR trucks. Casey as well. Heartbreaking for recent guest and good friend candidate, Stuart Friesen. He was three laps away from his first win. But the Niagara on the lake native ran out of gas on. Yeah. Well, Ross Chastain inherited it Rony week away from the launch by the way of the twenty nineteen NASCAR Canada campaign echinacea tire motorsport park continental tire. Sports car report brought to you by continental tire for what you do Sam fellows. Yes. Son of legendary Canadian racing legend. Hall of Famer and Canadian tire motorsport park co owner and frequent race Lamberty guest. Ron fellows will do four weekends of the Porsche GT three Cup challenge. Canada. Tila ring a portion nine eleven GT three sponsored by Porsche of London in twelve ninety C J K coverage. He joined the fat motorsports team alongside veteran. Sean McCague samples driven for fast before it BMW M to thirty five I in several events last season including class win. It is Canadian touring car championship debut NHRA drag racing. We do love do they're often. Animated TV interviews. The top end after wins last week. We played you sound with now. Fifty one win. Pro stock bike artist Andrew Hines. He's a great interview. Yup. But the master is still sixteen time NHRA nitro funny car champion, John force. The former baseline radio guest is still the best interview in sports period. Like this gem after his one hundred forty nine th career win at Denver. But when I got to say a few people really helped me get here. Besides my teams, and that was Jon Benet. Said you're sick kid though, by time, you get to this hill. You're going to be okay. He promised me because my dad is dead set on that he'll once and talked about their goofy kids, and he knew I got hurt. He said you're going to be okay, Don dome still chasing, you and Mongoose. Now's in my seat. So I'm gonna get in. You know, I love you. That's the way it really works. That's the way it really works. We thank Fox Sports for the clip. Once again, John forces daughter britney's still the front runner in top feel is very animated in her interviews as well. She learned from the very very best her dad coming up the way and our first guest segment on this show. Canada's Tyler Scott up for his very first career top alcohol. Funny car Wally earned at Charlotte. The rally news is a presentation is always of the Subaru WRX and WRX STI creating those monster sales. World rally championship the rally Chile. The new rally in Concepcion Tannock lead. From the second of the sixteen stages on the slippery and foggy forest. Tracts definitively. Three seconds ahead of Sebastian OJ OG now leading W R C points faces in the pits. Yes. I wanted to finish the story that I started last week all the details in because it's a good one local businessmen and veteran drag racers make Swinarski and veto Anton Celli have completed their acquisition of Lancaster speedway buffalo from Gordon Rieger. And the new owners first decision as we told you was to rename the place the dual stockcar drag racing facility will be known here on in as New York international raceway park, a name that should be familiar to western New Yorkers in news talk six ten CK TB coverage. The name was first used several years ago at the drag strip in LeicesteR New York now known as empire Dragway a regular stop on the HR a drag racing circuit Lancaster now known as New York international has been a knee. Continuous operation since way back in nineteen Fifty-nine New York internationals HR a Whitley drag racing program on the one eighth mile strip starts may twenty four. Th now, I'm told that the oval track is on hold until they hire a new general manager, and they do hope to do that very very soon. Staying in western New York and the Queen city of good neighbors just across the river. We need to offer belated congrats to former race line radio. Guest Buffalo's on Mike genus, the reigning NHRA. Pro modified champion for grabbing his first victory of the season at the four wide nationals at Charlotte. His winning runs a five seventy nine e t a two hundred and forty eight point five two miles an hour. He got the final light of the day facing a formidable door slammer field that included Erica enders, Ricky Smith and Steve Jackson, Janice. Once again, thanks entire Janssen team. You guys have been around for a long long time. That includes the courses son, Mike, Janice junior. Great work to all of those guys. We hit mid may ultra prolific world of outlaws sprint car scheduled ten time champion, former guess, Johnny shots and. Tony Stewart turbot Jinyan racing leads. Casey Cain, racing's, Brad. Sweet by fourteen points after fourteen shows are so sweet and shots. Both have two wins apiece. And that's it for this week on the race wrap. Your questions opinions comments. Always welcome to share your thoughts and theories with your gear heads across Canada could win you the grand prize of the Subaru Lyonel bag trivia contests. If you qualified win we play the contest and a second or so all right. Well, pitstop please coming up Canadian alcohol you drag racer Tyler Scott than some Indy. Five hundred preview with James Hinchcliffe. This is race line. Presented by Subaru. A range of from his drive this week at your mobile Subaru dealer. Anyone along the race lawn radio network? Hi, this is Mike. Lynn ready. We're coming right back on race line radio. This as like when you're at a game and sign up for a credit card just to get the prize. And then you mmediately cancel the credit card because there's no price you sign up for radio shows at I tunes or with your favorite podcast here at five ninety the fan on demand. Canada's national radio motorsport authority. We are the race line radio network. We've ran new Canadian HR a drag racing national men winner a few events ago. Four white nationals at Charlotte, we did exit rentals Tyler Scott and Welland based Larry Dobbs cardiac kids squad drop top alcohol. Funny car headliner any Whiteley using a over seven reaction time in five point seven five t two hundred and fifty two point two eight miles an hour pass for his very first career national event win an Wally how exciting let's find out. How he pulled this office? We meet Tyler Scott on race line radio. Has it sunk in yet? It's getting there. It was a dream weekend. And a lot of hard work and time and money. Everybody put in and all came to fruition that day. Yeah. Yeah. And we'll get to some of the some of the details in the second. But you know, after you finally get that first national event, Wally other people that I know that if one there I wanted kinda changes their their mindset a little bit and the word, and even the term mindset is such a a broad in wide kind of an idea now that you've won one. What what does it feel like in terms of getting back in the car? Now Tyler in trying to get another one. Which is the key. Right. Yeah. For sure I mean, basically, it just kind of makes you realize that it is possible. We can. And we go out and go to the race. And we were team not long ago that would just show up to track and just have a goal of qualifying just to make the field. And you know, you're going up against the best in the world. You're going on of against the Sean bell. Amir's and anyway, lease and John Lombardo's J pains, and it kind of transitions once you win one that you can hang with these guys. And it kind of reminds you that that's why they don't race on paper. You still got to go up and down the track. And we did a good job of that. We didn't necessarily the fastest car that weekend. But we we played the consistency game. And it all worked to you talk being consistent and going rounds. Obviously is the name of the game and drag racing. Don't have to tell you that during rounds one and two you banged off consecutive ET's of I think five of the five nine six, and then a five with a five nine two mean, this car was definitely dialed in the finding was too is that you hadn't had a lot of time in in this car this season prior to this weekend, right? Going in Q one was actually my first run of the year. Yeah. Our final. Yeah. Final raise last year was in October. And that was at the regional and Saint Louis, and then I had I had the whole winter off. So I mean, my my first warm up on the car was Thursday night. Second warm up of the year was was Friday morning, and yeah rolling up there for key one was my first stab at the track. And and to go out there, just, you know, told myself, it's just do you do any went down Q fifty six and brought the conference back real quick. I felt real good. My my vision was good get the ship points. And and yeah, I mean, my guys they they gave me real good car real quick to to get that conference. This is the cardiac kids racing team in and you mentioned him Larry Dobbs. I mean, this guy's a lifer in this in this game. I mean, this this win is yours, but it is much for for Dahmer. And for this crew because that car was was great. But I mean, you think about. Is like Leary, and how long they've been involved in the sport. And to get that win it this wall for him to isn't it? It's it's more. So for him than myself. I mean, I I've put my time in I've been working. But Larry's, you know, it's always a joke. He's been racing since the beginning of time. So he's he's been been in the game forty plus years the spent some time in the trae circuit. But when when not disbanded the local funny Kirk quest he he made the jump over and the changes to go NHRA racing. And it used been trying real hard for quite a while. And that was his first national event final. And yeah, it was a good day to see him get the finally lift at Wally up to the rest of the season. Look like for you in the team. It's going to be pretty similar to last year with the addition of my crew chief Ryan stacking he now has a license to so myself, I'm gonna chase the north central division and national points. And then if there's going back to Larry just wanting to go racing all the time if there's weekends off and they run in east region race Ryan's gonna go over and try his hand at that. Anybody that runs an alcohol flopper, obviously has fuel in their in their head is that an ambition for you realistically, think Tyner. For me to get out Golkar. So now, I'm here scratch my way into the season and found different ways to get in and start doing what I love. And of course, I mean, that's that's the Altima dream is to get new nitro ride, and, you know, stab the on one of those things a tremendous thrill to get your first national event Wally in the in the oklaho- funny car for for Larry Dobbs in the cardiac kids, congratulations again, Tyler. And here's two more wins. And some were great runs for the balance of the season. And for the future. We'll chat again soon. Thank you so much for the time. Thank you your first career NHRA national event, Wally that's after Wally parks, of course, the founder of the NHRA and the trophy has imam on it. And that's why it's called a Wally Adam know from some of the day's Lanny account AWali because that's why they're called walis because while he's on there anyway for for Tyner, Scott and Larry Dobbs cardiac kids team based out of Welland have been around this thing for a long long time. We take our hats off to them to finally crack that first national win. Oh, and thanks to other good drag racing buddy of ours of on Potter for helping set up the connection with tighter. All righty well at his work in another pitstop, but still to come lots to do. The Subaru race on Email trivia contest for one. And then some Indianapolis five hundred preview a little more with Canada's own James Hinchcliffe. This is the race line radio network. This is market ready. And you listen to race line radio. Unlicensed doctor, we suggest a prescription for one of our shows. Sign up for our free podcasts at I tunes or with your favorite podcast here. Fake doctor's orders. Sports five ninety fan on demand. Canada's national radio motorsport authority. Yes. Indeedy do the race line radio. I'm Eric Thomas. Check my Thomas hills columns inside try moderate, news magazine to print into stapled Munster's. We lovingly call it, of course, on the web sports net. Nazi as our way, we go again with our other decent Subaru race on Email bag trivia contests. Nineteen another grand prize pack to win if you qualify by answering the Subaru trivia questions correctly in your Email commentary. If you do the entry goes directly into the brake drum with a winner drawn random at the end of the track racing season. In November the new qualifying trivia question you need to enter to qualified to win the Pac with a twenty nineteen Subaru WRX STI at what RPM is peak power achieved with the muscular three hundred ten horsepower turbocharged boxer engine. I will read this again with twenty nineteen cerberu WRX STI what RPM revolutions per minute. Obviously, maybe not obviously to some what RPM is peak power achieve the three hundred and ten horsepower. Turbocharged boxer engine. Okay. Okay. Us. Eric race line radio dot CA to connect to enter the trivia contest to win the prize pack. That's Eric at race line radio dot CA. Eric race line radio dot CA capital. E R. I K the symbol at race line radio. One big word dot C A. Okay. Let's go to the mailbag and see what correspondence we have. All Wendy Hollis, the very lovable in popular Maryville maniac in Saint Catharines who listens Ueli Sunday nights o'clock and Saturday afternoons at four on NewsTalk six ten c k TB our affiliate in the Niagara, peninsula and western New York. She says Eric I listen to the Talladega race on the radio. And I've come to a rather odd opinion is it possible, the new aero pack and the last minute changes that NASCAR made for the race from here on in level to see just a big wreck fast. Will this then result in NASCAR tampering again with the rules and regulations midstream my son confused, then I am am I the only one out here in gearhead jungle just asking. My answer to your trivia question, by the way, and this is post Mark McKay. She gets in the way leather seat option on the WRX STI is the Ricardo seat and she got this enemy. I didn't get to get to all of them right away. But I do get to just about all of them if not all of them, and she's postmarked. Okay. So Wendy Hollas in and she has to win the price back. Now. I don't know. It just depends on I think we need to see how this new aero package works on all on all of the speedways. We just had the race occa-. See that was excellent Richmond was boring. Talladega. Even without restrictor plates was yeah. Was a wreck fast. But you know, are they going to tweak it? Yeah. Maybe. But I you know, the consensus is out and in some people who finished thirtieth in races. Like Kyle Busch. Don't like it. Because when he doesn't win a racy complain about things like that. But that's the way the ball bounces some like the package. Some don't obviously Keselowski loves it because he won in a thriller. And that was a great race. The aero pack a Casey let those guys race pretty well. Lots of passing. Thrilling result of the end even though a win extra laps and I'm never a fund fan of. That as you probably know, but you know, what? The aero packed worked to KC at Talladega. They had the big breakfast didn't work that. Well at Richmond Dover was. Okay. Let's get through all of the race tracks now and find out how the new aero pack works, Wendy before we start screwing around with it and adjusting it, and I think that's probably the most realistic way to look at it. Good, buddy. Steve ceremsak in Windsor. Listened Sunday nights, eight o'clock on AM eight hundred CK L W in Windsor. The information station Sunday night says Senator eight o'clock, I think it said that Eric and other excellent show this past Sunday. Here's my first crack at your new trivia question on the twenty nineteen Subaru WRX S T I with a three hundred and ten horsepower. Turbo. Charged boxer engine achieves peak horsepower at rpm ye-ye-yeah. He's got a correct way to go. Steve this guy does his homework. He's in. There is getting another entry into the brake drum to try win the price back enter as many times as you like, even if you're a former price pack winner, you know, we've had we've had those guys, you know, Paul Anton one one Cynthia rita's one. Of you know, lots of folks have one that you can win another one. If you wanna just gotta get your entry. And here you've got to answer the trivia question correctly. We had a a long note here just want to let them know that I got it from Christian stinger. Lynn. I hope I'm pronouncing that right Christian from Guel listens to our podcast on sports net. Five ninety two fan in Toronto. He's got some interesting ideas and how he thinks she could fix Formula one racing to make it more enjoyable for the fans, but I'm running at a time in the segment here. I just want to let him know that I got his note and next week. I will expound on this. I will lead off with this. Once we get all the all his ideas near the some pretty nifty adjustments. 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Canada's national radio motorsport thirty to twenty seven consecutive season on the air across Canada. We are the race line radio network. Indycar GP of Indianapolis all done. Now. We're get set with one hundred and third running of the greatest race in the sport the greatest spectacle in racing. The Indianapolis five hundred at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway speedway. Indiana. May that twenty-six the solitary Canadian entrance from Oakville survive near fatal crash of the yard in two thousand fifteen recovering miraculously scored the polar year later and then heartbreak last year is he failed to make the field of thirty three. So forgetting about all of that. How is he looking at this year's classic starting off with a tribute to the late. Great dean McNulty as Canadian motorsport journalist. Always the stink pleasure to welcome back. The mayor of hinge town are very good friend James inch cliff on race line radio. Every once in a while in our game. We have to talk about the dear departed, and we lost one of what I call him. A journalistic giant, indeed McNulty longtime motor sport journalist for. The Toronto Sun departs this earth in his seventieth year. You know, he's interviewed so many people over the years, so many friends and such great respect by everybody. You must have fond memories of Dino because he was certainly synonymous with the sport in this country. Wasn't he? In your career. Dean of speed, call of the Jewish. You know, you're starting to make ways that in this. There's no doubt that you know, the kind words that he had to say helps me Michael trying to get to where they'd be calling one of the things that I always loved ones that are core went off. You know, we have very candidate innovative disposal. Inflation topics and very passionate about the sport. You could writing to see when you talk to them. And yeah, always took an interest in going on in your life outside of the sport. And how he's doing it cetera. So yeah, a sad day for everyone. It's gonna leave a void. But he was certainly certainly one of a kind in and a colleague, and friend who all of us into we certainly wish him God speed. And where we're certainly going to miss him on the other hand. Let's talk about something a little more out beat in your teammate, Robert Lincoln's continues to inspire around the world with his remarkable recovery. No, you keep in constant contact with wick just give us maybe some some latest. Insights, perhaps if if you want to on how recovery goes because it has been really hinged nothing short every marketable. He's breaking every every foundry set four by doctors being jumping sit heavily motivated health. Anybody doing process, and you know, I I would prove that in my accident. Robbie's bid been absolutely no difference. And the you know that you know, it on the head of the way inspire people. Just incredible ways varying journey I think he's been incredibly brave. Awesome. To kind of see the progress that he's been making sure everybody online. He loves the progress and self motivated needed more. And then he pushes fell harbor and he's been great very back at the racetrack. And he's really enjoyed you know, seeing smelling car to Dan in. From everybody in the motive force wound in even the motorsports world bitterness that us for so it on his behalf. Thanks, everybody. For reaching out. You can't. And of course, you went through a two when you had your accident the outpouring of support in the cards, and the the letters and the gifts and everything you can never underestimate the value of that knowing that there are countless people out there, pulling for you is is it's gotta get you in the right frame of mind to know that there's all that support out there you went through it. And no doubt Robert feels that as well, doesn't he? I think we both understand that the most most precious the person has is is their time in takes time to message or than you letter or won't concede. You know, it really is a personal thing which position knowing that someone willing to give up some of the most valuable things to another person is is so humbling so prefigured it's been great to see the pulling up support. And he he can use to be made by every every time shows up at the racetrack. Nets that case some of the racing people are the same people. But it's a whole new crowd of people. He's away every time you come out. And and, you know, see all these all these faces for the first time what what everyone has to say James Hinchcliffe Oakville, Ontario, drives a number five dilemma Honda for aero Schmidt Peterson motorsports in the NTT IndyCar series. Okay. I don't think there's another driver out there. That has seen the swing of emotions around this race, the crash there that almost took you from us your recovery to win the poll the very next year to the to the depths of despair when you don't make the field last year in a very short period of time. I don't think there's another driver out there who has gone through the swing of emotion that you have as we get set for the one hundred third running of the biggest race. There is the Indianapolis five hundred would I be accurate in all of that Hinch. Probably the most down do. But you know, we certainly had an extreme run there over the what eight or nine years you've been there now. So yet, it's interesting we're up we're up on the guys that have had a more of roller coaster time. Anyway. Yeah. You gotta get out there. You know, your fast enough to get you know, you've got forget about all of that. And get out there and start a new, and I mean, that's not easy to do. But that's what you need to do. Don't you? A lot of things in our sport. You know, when it comes to putting things lines. That part of I think any athletes job is different for me. Because he's in, you know, whether it was coming back from the wreck and fifteen we had to put that blind. When everyone's you know, you're on being poll and not having the greatest qualifying in seventeen eighty but that bind and after after landing now that we're gonna roll through the tunnel, you know, under under the short shoot in the south side of the track and intervening apple Motor Speedway. Like, it's just another may in. You know, we go in there with a lot of preparation on the team side and on my side highly motivated. And we're looking forward to run, you know. And there isn't another track is there on the circuit. He just happens to be the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And we talk about this every year. But it is so important. You can do all the prep you want which have really got to be almost a weatherman at Indy too. Don't you mean, you've got to watch, you know, with the sun goes down behind the grandstands the wind and the track temperature all of that. It's it's most critical at this place. Probably more than any other track on the circuit. Would that be accurate? Yeah. No doubt even thought a little bit just be the open. And you know, it's it's it's funny. You know, seeing partnerships is get wide when I tell you got to look at the wind sock on pylons into one and on the grandstand free laugh, Jeff wittingly. It is a fickle track in that sense. You know, I remember. Eight sixteen. I could tell the team exactly when the track. Temp went above one hundred eighteen degrees Fahrenheit because that's when I started to lose about my race car hovering just above and below that point cloud can for bait. The car came alive and third falling apart come on the Rover one eighteen artery reading when. It's that big a different. Yeah. You got to be that tune into it and obviously darn Frank. When I won by being a pretty pretty damn good weather, man. Yes. There's always the right now, you gotta try and predicting things. Exactly. Yeah. The rain you're gonna keep you Ryan that as well. James Hinchcliffe with us on recently radio were previewing the one hundred and third running of the Indianapolis five hundred wanna get your take on this AFP Gizmo, the advanced frontal protection device designed little fin there in front of the the cockpit to deflect debris away. There's been some talk that maybe at creates some some helmet buffeting. Give me your impressions of this little Gizmo, a hint, you you had a chance to do some testing within. I guess maybe not a lot. But maybe give us some first impressions of this thing. Yeah. What whatever they call it. I call it the shark fin. I it's a good step. Obviously, you know, we've been behind the scenes very, actively pursuing. A more complete, you know, head protection. Right. This them. You know, it can't be you know, IndyCar is not shy about the fact that they're behind where they wanna be. But that's that's part of development when you're kind of going outside the realm of what's already out there in trying to start something in create something new. You know, it's a bit of a setback not have that up and running functional yet. But at the same time, you know, this is twenty percent minuting not having it. That's still a twenty percent. And is those pushing forward in that sense. It's crate some some she's a buffeting. But I think those are issues that are relatively usually taken care of when we start getting creative with Witter's things and buffing you to be much bigger problems without bad, you know, back in the day. So that the relatively small problem to deal with thing. Sure. James listen on a time. We could go on for another hour talking about this race. It is so complex. It is the biggest one in the business, and we certainly wanna. The best of luck in in qualifying. And certainly in the running of the events. Thanks so much for the time. You know, you got the whole nation and the whole race line radio network riding with you. James Hinchcliffe on D McNulty, Robert Wickens and his thoughts into the one hundred hundred warning of the greatest spectacle in racing. The Indianapolis five hundred still more Indy. Five hundred preview incoming shows. All right. Well, let's work up that final pitstop then will return for the last laugh for next week show run down and more. This race line presented by Subaru? Powered by the heart pounding WRX STI now fourteen time Canadian rally manufacturers champion on the race line radio network. This is Brad his last and you're listening to race line. Send us all your money. Sign up for our free podcasts at I tunes or with your favorite Bod catcher. And we'll send you a free subscription for sports net. Five ninety the fan on demand. -absolutely three. 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2019 Indy 500 Preview with Driver Interviews

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2019 Indy 500 Preview with Driver Interviews

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These amazing any five hundred interviews right now with former Indy five hundred winner Alexander Rossi. All right, my buddy, Alexander Rossi here and I don't know. I'm looking at I'm like last time we caught up, I think it's right around one thousand year, eighty go into my neck of the woods, and I don't know if we've been caught up since then, but you've been kind of like the renaissance man over. I guess, over the winter break, I know doing some racing and Iran Daytona, their Baja. I mean that had it been a pretty fun offseason for you. Yeah, for sure, I mean, pretty grateful to Honda for providing those opportunities, obviously with the Honda ridgeline in down Mexico, and then with accurate Team Penske, and in the car. So I was it was good to stay busy. The IndyCar series has a pretty long off season. But yeah, it was it was a lot of fun. Three races Daytona. See bring, and then obviously the ball which was an amazing experience, so that being said the car, and this is just honestly fan question here. Like what's the difference in that? I mean, because things I've sat in those cars and stuff like that. And those things are crazy technology. But compared to one of those on a road course versus you know, the car you're running here in IndyCar. What's, what's the biggest difference is really just wait. I mean, I'd say they're, they're pretty similar in terms of vehicle dynamics and. Indycar as a bit more power and his little bit lighter. So that's why you see kind of three to five second gap, depending on the track. But the end of the day, it's, it's basically just an open wheel car with some vendors and a roof over it. Yeah. It was cool endurance racing. There's a whole different mindset and approach and kind of methodology to go in about a race weekend, which was good to be a part of, but that's all behind us our focus on the day job. So I was first Baja experience. I know there was like one RAD video you, I think it was coming through a host where you damn near clip the car that you didn't even know you clicked and see you got outta the truck. But I was the first box -perience I loved him. And I loved every minute of it from when we got down there to do the pre running to the actual event itself. The build up there wasn't one thing that I wish was different or would have changed other than obviously, winning our class. But it was good. It was good learning experience. I think that going back next time, you know, I'll. Have a lot better understanding of kind of what's still means and, and kind of the things you're looking for in terms of pre running, and everything that goes into that. And. Yeah. I'm being very close attention to Jeff Proctor and his team are doing this year, so far it seems to be going well, so hopefully the opportunity comes again. Come Tober November time. All right. So that brings us to twenty nine thousand nine started things off. I know you're right. They're sitting second and points. Big win there at Long Beach. I mean how you feeling about twenty nine thousand nine know twenty eighteen was a weird year. That was a year. I think he everybody thought you were going to win the championship. And I mean you guys have the car in the program to do, and it was also close. So I mean, how's the approach in twenty nine thousand nine hundred what did you guys change the off season going into this year? We really didn't change anything. If there's more kind of analyzing twenty eighteen team, you know that the deficits that we had when we look at the season as a whole and at the end of the day, I think that we, we did a lot of things right. There was a couple of things that didn't fall are away from the luck standpoint. There was a couple of mistakes, so we made and to be honest to beat Scott and the nine car you have to be perfect for seventeen races. So at the end of the day we were a little bit short, but I think we've carried the same performance and, and pace into this year. You know we we've had a strong race car good results. And just about keeping that through all the tracks even when you don't have the car to win, you need to be in the top five and he needs to just be collecting the points and then the days that you do have the car to win. You have to capitalize on it and make sure you get it done. So we're in the month of may. Now, big big couple of weeks coming up here and. Yeah. I mean it's this is the time of the season. We've got indeed GP the five hundred double header in Detroit in Texas, all kind of piled on top of each other. So a lot of points can be won in, in, in this time period. Well now said I mean you guys went into Long Beach just dominated that weekend. I mean it was you know you were pretty much the only story coming out of that weekend. You know how do you carry that momentum little round a month later into right here at the GP? Oh, it's different type style track its proper road course instead of a street, circuit. But you know how do you take that momentum? Apply it to what we're at this weekend. I think what, you know, went into race in the season, does, is it allows you to kind of get that monkey off your shoulder and they say, the first win of the season, the other ones come easier and I'd definitely say, that's the case. So as you mentioned, a completely different track different approach different philosophy to going ground here versus Long Beach. So it's what makes this series so special like you have to be so versatile on so many different types of tracks, and be able to adapt week in and week out. And this place is definitely unique and requires its own little tricks and things you need to make car fast. But it's we equally as important as all the rest. So looking at the bigger picture month of may, we gotta talk about Indy five hundred. I know you know, last year, you're kind of the story of the race obviously you're the story of every single Indy five hundred now that you've got you've got one of the wins. But you know, I know qualifying last year you guys kind of played a bit of a game. He got, you know, I think the car that you ended up having a qualifying, you know, it sounded like it was quite a bit to handle. It been qualified where you want. You meet Italy came through the field. You ended up finishing really strong? You know that being said, I mean, we saw what happened to Hinch last year. Is there you've been that guy? Now where you were nervous about qualifying for one reason or another. How do you approach qualifying knowing that, we're going to have bumping, and everything that goes into just the crazy weekend? We've got ahead of us. I think the fortunate thing for us was the way the bumping worked. It was on Saturday. So we were fast nine car on Saturday. We just missed the fast nine and we're ten so we were secure in the field, but the what we dealt with last on Sunday. Call thirty second. It just goes to show that nothing's really guaranteed here, and you can be great one day and show up the next and have an issue. So get bumping back. I think it's a great thing for the sport for the fans for really everyone involved except for the people that, that don't make the race right? So you just have to make sure that you, you put yourself in a position to succeed, you know, with the pedigree of jetty autosport and, and what we know we're capable of. I mean it's really about minding RPG and key is more than anything to ensure that doesn't happen to us. But there's like I said, there's no guarantees, and you got to make sure that you respect every day that you have here and capitalize. You know when you go out on track and each lap, make sure that we make the most. So all this being said, you know, we're, you know, your few years in here now IndyCar, and I know started off and he came in with a bang. Obviously won the Indy five hundred. I mean you know how, how have you seen? I mean, we've had some new cars since then how have you seen the sport change? And I mean you guys it seems like everybody's getting quicker. Everything's everything is getting closer. I mean, what have you had a Justin. She came in just a few short years ago to now. I think the biggest thing is. I mean, the sports growing in a really strong and positive direction. We're seeing new tracks calendar. The car count is stronger really than it's been in the past decade. The competition as you mentioned is incredibly tight. I mean we see the top ten top fifteen car separated by three or four tenths pretty much every weekend. So in terms of me, personally, I don't know that I've had to change a whole lot. It's just you know with each year. That goes by you have more understanding of the tracks and what you need to do to, to execute win races. And all of that. So I think it's everything. I don't know that it's one thing in particular is just each time you get into a race car you grow and you learn. And fortunately, I've had a, a really strong team of guys around me since day one and to be a rookie and to come into a team of this is with the resources that it has his his made a really big difference in a positive impact on where we are today when I know you guys here Andretti. You and your fellow drivers you have a good time but I ended up catching up with the Ron capsule earlier in the week and had him on the show. And I didn't realize all the Napa guys, you guys have a good time behind the scenes, also. Absolutely. I mean motor sports in gen. It's such a small community. Whether it's IndyCar drivers Cup drivers or NHRA drivers at the end of the day we all have the commonality of being a little bit crazy in the head and. There's a couple of Nabet events that we all do a year. Why not have a good time and make it fun? And instead of just not talking to each other and signing hero card so it's great to be able to have that type of relationship with fellow drivers competitors, which is something that's very dynamically different than what I had in Europe. In europe. Other drivers or your worst enemy, and you had to beat your team-mate at all costs, and that results in really not having a lot of friends in the motorsport industry. Whereas you know racing in America and in the culture motor sports here is so much different. It's a much more enjoyable time and made some great relationships and have and have a lot of friends here, so for we let you go. How are you going to tack qualifying later today? I, I don't know. We're still trying to figure that out. We're in between practice and qualifying right now. And I think we've made a step forward from practice one as we talked about as competitive. I mean Ryan was four hundred speaker in me and six spots up the road. So you just to put together and be perfect. And hopefully, you know we advance to the Firestone fast six and can go on from there. All right. Thanks a lot things. So that was Alexander Rossi always fun catching up with him. And before we were only in our next interview, which is James hitch town, Hinchcliffe do want to tell you about one of our partners that have been with us for a very long time. Our good friends at truecar and you know, every car comes with its share stories, the ding in your bumper. When you nervously pick up a first date luxury package. You got after big promotion or the mileage you say by riding your bike all summer. Why can't put a price tag on your stories now at truecar you can at least find out what your car's worth when it's time to sell our trade it in just go to truecar inner your license plate, number and watches your car's. Details pop. Right up answer a few questions. 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So that being said man, you know, we got a lot of talk about GP Indy five hundred. All that coming up. I mean last time I caught up sometime mid season last year. I mean lots changed since then. I mean I know I know that whole team was really excited about twenty nineteen kind of take us through the season so far. I know it's kind of been up and down probably some of the results you guys didn't want, but I mean you guys looking at twenty nine thousand because I know momentum you guys had in two thousand eighteen was insane and looking to carry it into this year. And you know you guys are still one of the premier teams. It's just you know take us through the season thus far. I mean, I think if we summed up in a word, it'd be solid. You know it's not been exceptional in any in any stretch. But we haven't had a lot of things go our way. We've had actually quite a few things work against us. But we kind of just keep ticking off these, these solid results. And last year you talking about the momentum we had coming in and may we were fifth and points coming into may this year without that sort of hype behind we're six points. So it's, you know, it's still been a pretty solid start even with the problems that code again. Hit by Felix there. And. Just not having yellows far away, whatever it's been. So we still need that little bit of ace that a little bit of something special to kind of get up there and fight with the big, big guys day in and day out, but the teams executing pretty well across the board. And we just need to keep our heads down on race days and try and keep doing. Well. So that means said, obviously, we're here at the GP you talked about qualifying, not potentially going the way you wanted. It's weird, especially with the GP because you look at times, and I mean it's such narrow margins here, man. I mean, it's you know, it's one one tenth of a second can drop you seven eight spots crazy man, and it's incredibly competitive, but, you know, it's kind of been like that, everywhere it's just such a competitive year in the IndyCar series right now. And in qualifying we decent pace on blacks and practice, but the reds, we just couldn't get them switched on. And like you say, just a couple of tenths, drops you down a bunch of spots, and it's unfortunate, obviously, Jack did a great job again. The fast six but no injuries made it out of q, one three of the four Penske's in making it a Q one. It's it's it was a weird day yesterday. And we were. Kind of caught up in it. Well, isn't that kind of the some of IndyCar this year though? It's like it's anybody's game any any particular track. Nobody's jumped out and said, hey we're we're the team to beat, you know, a thousand percent. You know, I mean, I think obviously Joseph and Alex done a great job through the first four races. But neither one of them are starting particularly great today. It'll be interesting to see how everybody executes this afternoon. But you're right. I mean we've had different winters at every race. And it's just coming down to whoever executes the best on a Sunday because there are plenty of guys lined up to capitalize on any little mistake or weakness you guys have. So that'd been saying, we gotta talk a little bit about the Indy, five hundred coming up in. I know I guess, you know, the ten thousand pound gorilla, in the room is, you know, it's like, you know, you obviously didn't have the Indy five hundred. You wanted last year. You know, it's how you protein this year. A little bit different after what you experience. You know, that's one of those things no driver ever wants to have to go through, you know, and you found yourself on the outside looking in approaching this month a little bit, different honestly. I'm trying not to because if you start thinking too much about last year. You can get your own head, and our team as well and truly moved on from what happened in eighteen. We know what happened. We know why it happened. We've prepared ourselves as we would any month of may. You know you go through into the offseason you, you work harder. You try and find more places to find an advantage and find a bit of speed. And we did the same thing as everybody else will live in the field as well. But, you know this team that a couple of years ago we were on pole. So I don't think we need to change anything to drastic, I think last year was a series of unfortunate events that all sort of came together in a perfect storm, and we're heading into this month as we approach every month heads down dedicated pushing ourselves pushing their equipment. And we just want to. Try and start up front and obviously win this race. What you don't talking about India's first over one on the calendar this year. No your spouse, had Phoenix or are various other ovals that come before this round. I mean is that affect you guys are going to the biggest race of the year, you know? And it's like you haven't had you haven't had the car and oval spec aside from testing before Indy. Yeah. I think so. I mean, it certainly is going to affect the rookies more than anything, it's going to be harder for Marcus than if we'd had race beforehand, but at the same time, you know, he's shown as shown got pretty comfortable on the oval pretty quickly. So I don't think it'd be too big a deal. Obviously, this one we get forty hours of practice compared to like three hours of practice everywhere else that we go. So, I think it'll be I think it'll be enough time for everybody to kind of blow the dust off and get into oval over form. An oval trim, and hopefully we can put on a good show for the fans. So it'd be said we're here at, you know, the GP kicking off the entire month. I mean this one, I know you talk with some other drivers. And it's like man, we just kind of want to get through this, too. The five hundred but that point like you said, every it's anybody's game this year points are still up for grabs. I mean how do you this race? And then, you know, and then moving forward the entire month. It's one of the biggest challenges we have. Honestly because you can't ignore the GP it's still a race. There's still fifty points on the line. It's, it's just as important as anywhere else that we go, and it's so easy to get distracted by the five hundred coming up and trying to switch focus a little bit too soon. That's one of the like I said it's one of the big challenges for teams Andrew ever. So we've got we know where we are. We know what we've got coming up, but we're just trying to stay focused on today. We've got to get through today. We wanna head in to practice week with a little bit of momentum from from the GP, and hopefully we can pull that off. I got I gotta ask, you know, now the fun stuff. I know you guys had few weeks op between between Long Beach, and now the GP I know you like to get your podcasts going on. I know last year you jumped into the water at the Long Beach aquarium. I mean, what's the instrument doing for fun the past couple of weeks? We'll night at renovating the house. So I've been cleaning up stuff and opening boxes and moving furniture. And just be very deeply. Yeah. We're just basically been very domestic the last couple of weeks. So it's been nice not traveling anywhere. But I it's been far from relaxed. Let's put it that way. Sometimes you like craving I need to get back to the racetrack. I don't like this domestics that work getting back to work idle hands. You know, I can't do this. Exactly. Right. Exactly. Right. All right. Well, I appreciate the time henchman always fun, catching up. And I guess I guess Hinch down is now Indianapolis this week, right? We are we are basically roughly sixteen Georgetown, for the next few weeks. So comes up by and say Hello. All right. Thanks. Thanks pleasure. Never a dull moment when you got him. Inch on the show. Big thanks to him and my good friends air Schmidt Peterson motorsport for Guinness locked in with James Hinchcliffe, and now we're going to keep rolling right. Into the interviews with Zach VH Andretti, autosport driver here in a minute, before we do. I got to tell you about our good friends at geiko you know. And everybody's got it to do this. You drop off the dry, cleaning pick-up some milk, pay some bills since Email. Maybe we're to the post office. Well, here's an idea. Let's add save hundreds of dollars on car insurance to your to do list, and they get thing is. You don't have to drop off anything or picking up, I'll have to go to Geico dot com and in fifteen minutes you listening right now. Yes, you, you could be saving fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Extra money in your pocket. Just may be the most rewarding thing that you do today. And we're going to roll right now into this interview with Zach each all right? So we had you on the national show. I'm thinking, like a month ago at this point, but you just brought something up this Zach each, obviously, we've got here, catching up with me, but like one year to the day, I think we were standing in the same exact spot almost got your. Back on the show. Welcome back to the show Zach. And I guess we're here, India, and that's always, it's always exciting. Thanks so much for having me. It's so good to see you in the flesh. Again. We, we got to talk on the phone for a little bit. But it's always good to be in person with someone. So yeah, man, we're here in Indianapolis we starting the month of may. And of course, that means the Indy five hundred here in a couple of weeks. But we got the GP I well, you know, and I know this is this kind of an odd year years past. We're talking about Indy five hundred on GP, but you guys have always had some kind of oval race before the Indy five hundred. How do you adjust that going into Indy knowing that you didn't have Phoenix this year? Something, you know, it's like your first big ovals like the biggest race of the year. Yeah. No something we've thought about. And it's a little frustrating act because I love the ovals. I've always done well on them, then it's always been something that suited me really. Well, so it's always nice when you have an oval race the second or third race the season. But with IndyCar you have to be adaptable, you have to be. Good at all all different types of tracks, and all different types of schedules. And the Indy five hundred still means exactly the same. And hopefully yeah, let's us all kind of cracker nerves a little bit better with it being the first oval we just all have to be smart. Luckily, we get like a week of practice to slow us all down that helps. Well, you know, maybe instead I know we talk last year and, you know, and it was rookie season. You know, now obviously, you'd run the Indy five hundred before but going into this year, you know, it's kind of your sophomore season. You know what most attracts look like. I mean, how is this year, obviously, I know you're always learning probably results, aren't quite what you want them to be yet. But. How are you feeling about your number two? And what you're learning on a week-to-week basis something new every weekend. Still, I think second year tends to be a little harder than the first year. Maybe just because you have enough experience to know what to do, but you still don't have it all figured out. So this year has been a little up and down for us. But so far, you know, things have kind of been turning around force, which, this is the time in the year that you want him to turn around to have that good peak, right at Indianapolis because there's one race you wanna win all year long. It's the Indy five hundred and for us with Andretti, autosport. We know we're going to have some great cars, so that being said, I mean, what have you learned about this place? I mean, obviously, you're lucky that, you know, this isn't your second go round. The Indy five hundred I, no, I think you've written know racist road course before and en- lights. But you know what? Have you learned about this place in general because whether you're running a GP or the Indy five hundred run on the big oval? I mean this, this is special but, you know, we know that things can change here. You know any given minute minute, like Alex said, he goes last year we were in the fast night, and then we were like all the. Way on the back row. Call on the second day, you know, it's, it's funny because this place changes so much with just two degrees attract him, you know, son piece of sun comes out from a cloud cover and you can be I and changes the track enough to be like Alex twenty-second, and you're like, what, what the heck just happened? But that's what makes us place. Such a fun puzzle to solve because no one has it figured out. And you just wanna make sure that when the puzzle breaks on race day it's in your favor well in talking about race day. I know you know month of may. He has something special. And I know we talked about it a few weeks ago, but this really kind of puts it into perspective. I mean, you know, your sponsor is the title sponsor, the Indy five hundred. I gotta say very few drivers have been fortunate to have that happen, man. How's it? How's that feel going in here? It's definitely a little insane and incredible at the same time. I mean all this came together through a phone call from my pastor basically, led me to the right person. Dan tower us. The group one thousand one and gained bridge and. Yeah. We who were lucky enough to turn him into a pretty big race fan, starting with the five hundred then a full season of IndyCar. And now sponsoring the Indy five hundred it's, it's incredible to see the growth in a very little amount of time and a driver hasn't won the Indy five hundred with the same sponsor as the race is on their car. So it'd be cool to make history. And that way, when you know, not being said, you know, you've got these mazing partners and things like that, do you feel like you know, you've got this backing, you know, you've got these people to believe in. You've got an amazing team. I mean you've got to feel that you feel like you've got some added pressure. I mean, I think pressures a privilege, you know, being in a situation like this, you, you have these incredible people around you because you've done things for people to believe in you in the past. So it's always good to be within dreading, because, you know, you're going to have good equipment and have a sponsorship program with gain bridge, and the people that are just a part of that is so fun for me. Because we, we align on such a moral value level of helping the community first and four months and. At the end of the day, they allow me to go. Do something really fun each weekend as well. Well, and I think that's one thing special, you know, it's like you say the off season but, you know, you're always doing something you're giving back and things like that. I know that's a big part of just you as a person. You know, you're always involved with, with something, whether it be driver safety, or so many different community service organizations and things like that it tells a little bit about some of the other stuff you involved in, of course. I mean, I'm from a very small town in the mid west of Ohio sell, you know, if someone needs help you help them, then life is just always been kind of having that focus, you know, ever since I was young. I think that's just how I was raised that you try to do what you can to help, folks and for me, I've done a lot with anti texting while driving, because I lost a close friend of mine do to that anti bullying because I went through a bit in middle school. And I told kids, I wanted to be a race car driver. And now I have my very own stem educational program in schools throughout the country where I'm teaching kids. About the different jobs and motor sports and how they use simple everyday math inside the race car to go out and hopefully win on a Sunday twenty. You mentioned that because this is totally getting off track. This is probably like we need to get on a podcast after the month of may and talk about this, because I like stem my daughter now, she's like, into the they've got robotics in school, and she's like ten years old, and they're like coating robots and like the stuff that these kids at ten or knowing and you talking about the motorsports application, but I'm like, man, these kids now know so much more than I did at that age. And it's like it's got me excited not only for the future motor sports, but just like the next generation of kids coming up, because I think, you know what they're going to be able to ply to the motor sports space and everything else, just going to be insane. Unless definitely I think we're about to see another leap forward and technology. No, I think the past thirty forty years we've seen big gains. But now it seems like it's all building up to do something incredible. And for that we're going to need a heck of a workforce, and now I was one of the last kids, I was lucky enough to have kind of a childhood outside. You know, I really didn't get my first phone until I was like thirteen or fourteen. And I had to learn around, so for me now, especially with one of my partnerships, the Indy women in tech championship, which is the event that comes through indie, they're fully focused on just showing young females the, the different jobs out there through stem. And of course, robotics that's been such a big thing with kids as robotics lately, because as you were saying, they can figure out how to code, they figure out how to build this this machine, and then it goes out and in does exactly what they wanted it to in their mind in the first place. So I think it's a great way to get kids interested on all the possibilities of being behind a computer. So, you know, that'd being said, obviously, we got to qualifying today, we got to GP we got qualifying next week and I mean how we're just day one into the month of may here. How you protein, everything day by day? I mean, are you looking at the whole picture of the month? I mean, what's, what's going through Zack's mine, right now, day by day for sure? You know with this event, everyone loves the indeed GP, but, I think, in the back of their mind. Everyone's already thinking about the Indy five hundred so for us it's just trying to get through this weekend. Get some valuable points as we can. And then just take day by day of Indy. Five hundred practice getting ready? No. This year. We have thirty six cars trying out for thirty three spots. So bump day is thing and three people will be going home. So luckily, with Andretti, autosport, they make that job a little easier to get into the field, but it's still not easy being said, so we got a lot of work to do over the next week to make sure first and foremost, we're on the race. And Secondly, we're in a place where we can win it. All right. Exactly. It's always fun catching up. Good luck today. Good luck at the five hundred and we'll talk soon, buddy. Thanks so much, man. That was v-chip. Here's his Andretti. Autosport teammate for the NBA five hundred Conor Daly. All right. We're catching up here, the good friend Conor Daly who man, I gotta say, like we've caught up a few times now, and it's I feel like every time you've got a bigger smile on your face. This is got to be I don't know. It's pretty pretty fun month for you, because this thing was planned out, like a while ago. Right. You're coming into the Indy five hundred this year and you know you got a plan in place. You with one of the best teams in the sport. You know, you'd think things got to be pretty solid for you, buddy yet, definitely we're in. We're in a better spot than we've ever been for a long time. So it's really, really cool. We knew before Christmas before Christmas, we were able to kind of be confident in the fact that we knew what we had going forward and the US air, forces, obviously been an incredibly loyal partner of mine. And you know they, they stepped up in a big way hashtag his Aim High and we're aiming as high as possible now with, with nj autosport. So it's super cool to be here. This team is a group of some of my best friends, obviously driver wise. And a lot of the crew guys I've known for so long. And since I've not been fulltime I've pretty much been hanging out with this team. So I know most of the guys as well already. So it's just it's super cool to be here, and obviously, you know, we have one job, and that's to try and win this race. We have one shot at it. And I would obviously love to be at this team more often. But to do that we probably have to have a really good race. Come may twenty sixth well in that being said, I just heard earlier today on the broadcast like Michael Andretti is going to be in your pit during the race. Yeah. I think so. Yeah Michael was on my stand for the for the test a couple of weeks ago too. And, you know, I like Michael, he's obviously, you know, one of the one of the most talented drivers. It's been around this place, so he knows what's going on knows how how it all works. So that'd be really cool. So be cool to obviously get a win for him as well. And yeah I mean I'm just I'm just excited to work with all these guys. There's such a such a very high level of professionalism, and all of their doing is like, nothing I've ever been a part of before. So it's, it's kind of it makes you even more excited. Well, you know let's talk about this year versus last year. And we'll talk about kind of the rest of your season. But I know last year, you know, you're one of those guys that were I know one point you had to be pretty nervous in the. Car because you are on the bubble there and you ended up qualifying in and things like that. I mean knowing that, and it's in the back of your head, just, like I know you gotta be thinking, I don't ever want to have to go through that again. Right. I mean, how do you this having been through that war that you were last year? Well, you know what's funny is like, I think it'll be the entire opposite this year. You know what I mean? I we want to be fighting for the fast nine now I mean, because, you know, obviously depending on what engine manufacturer is going to be fast as we obviously hope is going to be really good. But but its last year my car was doing the grand prix right now. The grand prix is tomorrow and my car that I was gonna use on the oval had to go through the grand prix first, and then we missed the entire first day of practice because we were we wrapping it, and setting it up, and it was, you know, in about one hundred different pieces for a long time, and we had a lot of guys working on it, and they did a great job putting it together but you never wanna be in that position. I mean we want to come to the Indy five hundred fully fully fully prepared an ex and really, really early. And my car is fully put together ready to go sit in at the shop right now. So that'll be nice to start in that position. To already be ahead of the game. And that's why I'm so pumped for it. And that's why I'm actually excited to qualify. Now. I'm excited to see, you know, hey can we fight for the poll or can we fight to be in the top nine that would be awesome? And that's what our goal is for sure. Well I'm talking about last year. I know after the Indy, five hundred you thought it was just going to be a one off. You ended up picking up a couple of IndyCar races later in the year. I mean I was at just to get back behind the wheel a couple of road courses and things like that. I know you know, you went from being a fulltime driver to last year. You know, kind of doing a one off I mean to feel pretty good just to get behind the wheel, and we had a really, really good run. I can't remember the track, maybe Portland, I think Toronto. Yeah, I can't remember as they're all blending together at this point. But, you know how is that then you kind of went from there and you were doing some sprint car stuff and some NASCAR stuff like you were just all over the place man. Yeah. I mean, I'll drive anything at anytime, you know, it was it was cool last year to get that opportunity. With harding. I mean to go out there and be able to throw it in the top twelve and get a really good race for them. Was was awesome right off the bat. It was it was a confidence boosting thing for me because we knew that they, they obviously, at the time. Didn't have the resources to be really where they wanted to be. And now they do now down their partner with NJIT, which is awesome. And I was happy to sort of at least be a part of that move towards that direction. And, and yeah, man. I mean, I'm all drive in anything at anytime. And I don't care what it is. And that's what you have to do as you're ever, certainly without that big financial backing behind you. So the goal is to do more IndyCar races for sure. But we gotta start with this one. So depending on how this one goes your year could go one of two different ways. And hopefully, you know, ours goes the right way, and we can do more racist with this team. I gotta ask how wasn't jumping into sprint car because I know that was one of those where you kind of felt like you're thrown to the wolves a bit. I was a solely different like nothing I've ever driven before totally the opposite of what I grew up doing, but a lot of fun. And I'm going to do more this year for sure. I think we're going to do something like Illinois midget week, I think, and then obviously, the BBC thirty nine again and hopefully the chili bowl again because that was just it was a great experience. It was a lot of fun hold hold different type of driving. But, but I loved it. So I mean you're sitting here you're at the GP you're watching everything on track. And obviously, you know, come, I guess, get a day off for mother's day. Come monday. It's like game on it is qualifying week. How how's the mindset going into that how you approaching this weekend? I mean our next weekend. And what's, what's going through daily said? I mean I love every lap that I've done so far in the scar. But it's only been like an hour and a half that we got it the tests. So I just can't wait to get more, obviously, we have a big test plan that we're going to go through, we gotta try and figure out how to make this cargoes, fastest as possible by the end of the week, and that's going to be our plan. You know, me and my engineer going to be working hard every day, and obviously, we hope for some good weather to, to get through a lot of the stuff that we want to work on. But but I'm just excited. It's just antecedent patient, just trying to wait count down the days. I mean, I'm my blood is boiling sitting here. I mean, I've, I'm watching this all this stuff happen. And I'm I'm seeing my face above a garage, and I'm like okay, like it's got to be at least a couple more days still, but we're going to try and celebrate mother's day with my mom, obviously have a good time. And once once Monday and Tuesday hit, it's going to be a full full business for sure. What I got to say, you know, everybody's always said like Indy cars kinda resemble fighter jets, like you legit. Have a fighter jet. Now let's gotta say like I've seen Indy cars for years. You know, you just to be one of the best bad ass like and cars. I've ever seen that man, we're pumped about it. I love the fact that we have a die-cast to get the fans are gonna love it. So The Thunderbird livery last year was really cool. But I think we did even better this year for sure. All right, man. Well good luck qualify next week. You know, it's gonna be fun to watch the ride, buddy and congrats on the ride. Thank you so much. Now is the chance to use reliable energy to grow your money with the dominion, energy reliability investment. Our new investment product offers competitive returns, no, maintenance fees, and flexible, online access to your money, make the reliable investment in reliable energy, the dominion, energy reliability, investment to find out more go online to reliability, investment dot com. That's reliability investment dot com. So that was Conor Daly, switching gears here. We got the Perotti of IndyCar the kid that is on a mission in twenty nineteen a solid qualifying effort at the Indy five hundred took a victory, the youngest winner ever at circuit of the Americas earlier this year. Here is Colton Herta. All right. We'll get to Colton Herta here, who we're out here at the GP, and I gotta say, you've got to be happy with the way things have been going so far. Yeah. We weren't q-quick and practice one, actually, but yeah, we were quick some practice to getting ready for qualifying here in a little bit. Not really changing that much, if anything, maybe just some, some very, very, very fine tuning in changing gears, a little bit for, for the conditions maybe. But that's it. Well, that'd be and said, I know this is it's been an interesting year for you guys new team. Fresh start. I know early on. I think he kind of had everybody kind of watching because he just went to that first test at circuit of the Americas. And you are ridiculously quick, you know, and then everybody knew come into that race. You know, you wanna watch and you went in and one that house, how that feel they get your first IndyCar win and kind of get that, that quick kind of get that monkey off your back. Yeah, it was really good. Okay. Yeah. It was it was really good to, like he's like, the monkey off the back. And, and obviously, it's not something that was like dwelling on me like I had to do at that moment in time, because it was a it was third race in so so, you know, obviously had a lot of time. Second reason wasn't it second race of the second race of the year. And yes, so, you know, obviously in a rookie campaign, you don't expect to be doing that. Well, that quick and by no means was, I expecting, or the team expecting that of me, but, you know, it's kind of like the perfect current events and everything just came came together. And it was, you know, like it's like a perfect day pitstops for great. The speed was there and even a little bit of luck. So everything said we're moving in here. I mean, may I know you you've been here before, you know, in Indy lights and things like that, obviously growing up, you, you know, you were here with your dad and things like that. I mean you know looking at things I know you're ago this weekend, you took the win here in Indy lights. You know now fast forward a year you running in India. How you doing this kind of kickoff to the month of may and qualifying later today and just race week in general? Definitely laid back. You know, we had really good test here. So I kind of know that we can be quick, if we get it. Right. But it is a very quick event. Today's Friday Saturday to practice sessions today and we're getting into qualifying, which which doesn't feel right? It feels like we should have a night's sleep before. We're getting for qualifying. But. You know, obviously, it's a good thing that they do it for mother's day. But yeah, just a little laid back. Definitely don't want want this weekend to get overlooked for the five hundred or five hundred distract us from this weekend, because, you know, we're still need points, and we still need to do. Well, and yeah, so we're just taking taking it one day at a time. Well, maybe instead, I think this is an interesting year because, you know, talking about the five hundred you know, it's, it's actually the first oval account calendar. Most years, you've got Phoenix or you've got some oval, you know, to kind of prep yourself use a rookie coming in. I mean the first one is the big one how is that for you? You know what I mean? Because obviously you haven't been in one of these Indy cars in an old race quite yet. I mean, are you approaching that just because there's going to be your first big over race in car series? Yeah. There's really no way to prep for it except for just get in and do it you need to, to gain race experience from driving and gaining experience in the car. Fortunately, we do have a law of practice timing at two weeks of practice before the five hundred which will be able to run in behind cars and stuff and, and get the feel of the car between race trim and quality trim, so not really too worried about it. But definitely, you know, maybe out lamps in laps that'll be some lookout for that. I might not have quite have the pace on quite yet, something like that. I mean, obviously, you know, you're you got some veterans around you. But, you know, speaking of that, I mean, obviously, you've got your dad, you know, and he's been here. He's raised. I mean, those are things you rely on him where you can go and just pick his brain and ask him questions. You know, him and Allen to junior who works for the team to time IndyCar winner, two time. Sorry, thirty two time IndyCar winter two-time, Indy five hundred winner. And yeah, he knows a lot. My dad knows what to great sources to pick the brain. Obviously, my dad's working for Marco who's been here number of times, I think, is eleventh or twelve seventy five hundred. So I'll be able to pick his brain of it as well. But yeah, plenty of resources for media's. So that'd be and said, I know he got some big announcement spars sponsor a little bit a little bit different look going into this weekend. You know, that's gotta have you guys excited? Yeah. We got guests by gas on the car, and obviously really excited to have them on the car for not only this weekend. But the rest of the year, and obviously, they'll be primary for the rest of the year, and they're really doing great stuff to clean bio-gas, and it's a bit of an alternative to fossil fuels, so, you know, this is something that's, that's not only good for, for us as a team but good for the environment. So I'm all for it. So all that being said, obviously, we're few races into your rookie season. I mean I. You know, I think you had a good idea what to expect this year. I mean anything that was unexpected as far as you know, the this, you know, the championship so far. No, not really. I think once we got through the first round or two and I kind of understood how the tires work throughout the race. And in how the tire day happens, I think that helped me a lot. So, yeah, I think once we kind of got through that face. It actually less surprises started coming up, and I got more comfortable in attraction looking forward to, I guess, outside of month of may Detroit will be fun Toronto, probably most looking forward to Toronto. That's obviously a great event that a lot of people too, and I loved racing on the streets. And I love the city as well. So, what's, what's going to take for you to put it on the poll, obviously on race day, you know, obviously come away, I guess, would be considered back to back wins at the GP, even though one lights one here. That's what's it gonna take to, to make this weekend? Victorious us can take a lot of hard work. A lot of focus. I'm up for it, though. And I know the teams up for it. Car's been great all weekend. So if we can just continue this trend it's going to take a very good lap to get on poll. But I think we have the car to do it, but we'll just have to wait and see. All right. Well, thanks a lot. Good luck. Thank you. All right. So that was Colton herder who is just lighting the month of may on fire in Waco. Great great story to watch. And now I guess you gotta roll into our final guest today. A guy that four time champion and champ car in because predecessor I guess I don't know how we that's a podcast in itself. History IndyCar, regardless went ran Formula one. Now, he's back in IndyCar has been for quite a while now instill. Absolutely, you know, one of the fast nine they're at Indy this year and this guy just an amazing talent. Always fun to watch Dr Sebastian board. All right. So we're out here, indie catching up with Sebastian board day. I know things you guys just come off the last practice for the race. Thanks seem to be working pretty good for you guys right now. I mean, it's always a little deceiving spoo- pastors who put two sets of tyres we did. So I think we look a little better than we really are. Just been struggling a little bit. Finding the right balance. But I mean racist whole different animals. So we'll see. We'll see how things shake out them. Just trying to get a good result for that Geico. Geico car, well, not being said this race in particular, no. You know, you've had you've been able to run up front here in the past. I mean what makes us you know, this track is a tough to pass the easy to pass. I mean is this one starting a little bit farther back? You know, you're gonna have a fight to the front how, how is it to move traffic here? Place pass. You think long straights? You can make moves and stuff. But you know, you always run little trimmed here and stuff to stay close and get yourself. You'll put unity, you, you tend to hurt tires re quickly as well, when, when you're in traffic, because you lose so much downforce. So it's usually not an easy easy place to pass but. A lot of the times, the gaps are so small between the cars, this Renault that many owners. So you really try to do the best you can to make moves, but it's tough to Bassett car. It's pretty much sense beat. You're so as long as nobody qualifies seriously out of position. It becomes a pretty tricky deal fairly quickly. Well, maybe and said, you know you talked about this season so far you guys aren't too far out of it in the points. You guys have gathered some pretty good points. You know, this is the month of may. This is kind of the kickoff. This is the one that everybody likes to get through, and then get to Indy five hundred qualifying in that. But a lot of points on the line. How do you how do you this race knowing that you've got the month of may coming up and qualifying next week in that one time? This one's important. It's it's an event. And then you see next week. We're going we're going for. Qualifying and hopefully we'll, we'll have the speed. Think home that is made, you know, some serious gains. So police we show that, you know, last year where two fastest home that and. Fully we can stay that way. Little progress on one step at a time. We do that looking forward to a good result. And then the five hundred is always the the the peak of the, the whole month. And I know I mean it's going to be. Old depends so much on the weather you run the whole week, and you don't almost run the next week. And then you go racing. So a lot of things can change last year was, obviously extremely hot which, which made it really tricky for everybody and made it a business daddy grace. So. Well, we'll just take this one go through the grand prix and switch switch focus for speedway. Well, you know talking about the speedway. I know two years ago, you had a great run going. And then we know about the accident last year. You had an amazing run. I mean when you're qualifying day, one of the most important get into that fast nine so you're locked in and, you know then you can actually go and fight for position. But you don't have to worry about anything else. You know, being that we know there's thirty six cars this year and everything else. That you never know where you're going to be. But I mean, Novi sneak going being the fastest one that last year you who you're going to have enough speed to not really worried about making the field. Then for sure if you feel like you've got to shut up device nine you be, you know, put the foot down, and really try very hard because first of all, it's a security, and then second now like you say you can restart from, from the tip of the grid. So it's, it's a big plus, especially if it gets really hot, you don't have to deal with so much traffic and. Yeah. Well, like I said, I mean we, we haven't really switched modes yet but looking looking forward to it and hopefully we'll, we'll have enough speed to, to be a contender again. Well, and use the driver IndyCar season starts off a little bit a little bit kind of slow, you know, it's you gotta race amid a couple of weeks off race now in the stretch where you've got, you know, GP you've got qualifying get the five hundred. You've got the Detroit double. You've got Texas. I mean, it's a lot of pressure on a driver and a lot of focus, you've got to keep, how do you approach this next, you know, five six weeks, where you're just on the road and in the car all the time. I'll I for us it's even worse because it's eight weekends in the rose starting meter high your last week in the Ford. So, yeah, there's a moment between Texas and road America. So it's. Weekend's right in a row. So it's a big stretch at something pretty accustomed do them. And it's been going on for a while now. So nothing really new. But. It takes its stole assure, you just got to make sure you, you recover enough. And then you got your sleep. Right. Then everything. But so, so what we love doing so nothing. Nothing wrong with that. Well, look into your career, obviously, you know, you've got you've gone and raced Formula one you've got, you know, you went four straight championships there and champ car. I mean what would an Indy five hundred win. What would what would that be on Sebastian board as the list of accomplishments, doesn't matter who it is? It's it's been ical of your career. I mean you know, you you win that you in you in the twenty four overall. You know, it's, it's those mystic legendary races that just don't mean the same don't count the same as the others. So. You don't really even want to think too much about it. But, you know, if it ever happens is going to be one of the greatest day you've ever had so four. Let you go. One last question, you know you got the GP start here. You know you're starting back there believe tenth, you know how do you press the first lap? Is it go time, try and try and pass a couple of guys right off the bat and kind of make your way towards the front. All you have to be aggressive. If you're not aggressive, you're gonna get hit. So you have to be on the move make sure you don't hit anybody. But it's it's always a big of big funnel down turn one. So. And then he continues going to turn seven two. So you have to be aggressive and control. All right. Well, thanks, a lots of bashing. Good luck today. Thank you. All right. Big thanks to Sebastian bore day and. Yeah. Talk about talk about a fun show. You know is out there on site at the GP able to knock out all these interviews. Thanks to all the drivers all my friends in IndyCar, and just always a great time but that'd being sad. 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Sorting Through the Aftermath of the Arrow McLaren SP News

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Sorting Through the Aftermath of the Arrow McLaren SP News

"Yeah welcome to another episode Tain Parlay Welcome to another episode of Pit Lane Parlay. My Name's host Mike. jokam Jess are here to join me to talk about all of the exciting McLaren and engineering news in Indycar this weekend. Give you our take on everything this week again brought to you by grip rip Matt Dot Com the world's first flexible non-slip tool met developed by an air force mechanic use Promo Code pl P ten for ten percent off so so without further ado. Let's dive right into the news. In case you guys missed it. There is some Pretty huge mcclair. Learn new going out there that Hinch was relieved of command. I guess a couple of evenings ago in both Paddle Award and Oliver ask you will be the Arrow McLaren Schmidt Peterson drivers in two thousand twenty. So let let's let's breakdown. How surprised are you guys? What were your kind of initial thoughts without really thinking things through too much on the on the news while we'll start because we're gonNA talk about hint a second but as far as just the driver announcement? I think. I'm really psyched with the two drivers selected. I I know the experience may be lacking but they are two insanely talented drivers that you know with the proper mentorship with you know the right surroundings with the team. I think that can really do well next season so I think of what they had available they picked to really good studs. The I I am still a little bit shocked by this I don't think unconscious was necessarily the best move they could have made Obviously you know loved watching Patio Oliver is obviously talented but to have to work on. A team seems a little bit questionable in my opinion. Hey it definitely caught me off guard. I know there was rumours of Patio. Maybe heading there after red bull shockingly released him which I guess is another surprising thing that we Kinda haven't touched dogs. That came out at some point last week that you know what's his name how Marco is that you've got opportunities In indycar go which. I don't think any of US predicted but two two rookies. I guess patio is still rookie. 'cause he only raced in now he should be 'cause it's five or more no longer rookie. Okay okay so he only did four last year did he thought he did like seven. Yeah I thought he did seven. I will look that up in the meantime But obviously mostly pairing him with a true rookie in You're right heated seven Ignore everything I say So he is not technically a rookie but for all intents purposes Green Yeah To to very talented but very young drivers. It's going to be interesting to see how they how they can grow with the with the newly formed team and It one of the things that atoms term brought up probably about an hour ago as of this Recording Tuesday night here was that a hinch Hinchcliffe cliff was expected to be the driver until powder was released by red bull so this you know the Padoa part of this announcement came together together. Pretty quickly does that. You know again i. I kind of touched on a couple of sentences ago. Where are you guys? Surprised at Red Bull released Patio and what do you think about their chances in twenty twenty. You think we'll see any wins any podiums. Who are the bread bowl? Look no this would be paddling. Win All okay No I don't see them. Having any wins next year I think they are definitely going to have an uphill battle ahead of them. I just I mean like I said before. The they're both extremely talented Don't and get me wrong. I'm not hating on them at all. But I think that in the case of the current series you really need somebody Lee. Who is going to be there to help you? Set the car up and have the previous experience N Unfortunately Anneli They went with two obviously not a rookie patio but still a rookie And I think it's just GonNa kind kind of the difficult for them to pull it together and as far as the Red Wolf anyone. Yeah that's extremely shocking to me never saw that coming Obviously knew he. He wasn't gonNA get his super license but I still thought they would slot him into a different program. Somewhere did not see them releasing him at all so I was extremely Karimi shocked by that. Yeah I mean everything. I kind of know about rebel really comes from Jefferson. What she says on here so for the news that we saw? Aw I was really shocked and I'm not entirely buying Patios said I think it was like a racer article. I I hope. There was good intentions there with Marco Marco saying you know like Oh wow you got other opportunities once you go pursue those. I think maybe there might be a little bit of a PR spin on that but You know what if we just want to believe in positive things in the role. I guess. That's okay but as far as the winds I've I think we have to keep in mind that unless us and I know McLaren's tracker last year was terrible with all the failures they had. They can figure that out. But if you have to remember that you basically mcclaren's inheriting a Schmidt Peterson team. That's on the rise. And that you know had some really decent showings last year with Ericsson intention. I think is is only gonNA get better with more resources so while the drivers may not be the most experienced in maybe not the best setting cars. As of this moment I I think they're ceiling for growth is really high so I do expect to see them. Fast allow tracks next year especially the road courses and I. I don't think a win is out of the question. especially that maybe a place like Detroit or somewhere that can pull off his strategy and try to sneak a win out yeah it's easy to pick on McLaren in their comedy of errors in twenty nine scene. But you you think you would hope a team. I'm with that level of motor sports experience. You Know Kinda realizes the idiocy in what they didn't learn from it and I think that that's my gut feeling ailing right now. Obviously it's far too early to tell but one more question before two more questions here One are they too young to be teammates together. mind. I'd say no I'd say new age some Last year I think he's kind of maybe a new guard of not necessarily about. Aj more they all agree with that I don't I don't know that they're too young to be teammates per se. I just I I do still wish that they would have somebody with some a little more experience than patio has you know. It's I think Oliver Uh has had a great track record through almost all of his indy road to indy. Courier is indy pro. Two thousand I guess at the time was Pro Mazda. Year wasn't great but overall he's he's done great rising through the ranks Patio these. He's done well everywhere. He's gone for the most part art so I think they're both very talented young drivers. I think they'll compliment each other very well so I don't think they're necessarily too young. It'd be teammates. Will there be raised as they both struggle. Because they're young and they don't have somebody to a Hinchcliffe to rely on. Probably I definitely think Jess's appoint there but I think for the most part now. I don't think it's a huge deal so I'll wrap the hour up part one up with one question here. I'M GONNA ask this in two different ways. Is this the most exciting team announcement in recent memory. Also is this the most Social Media Divisive Announcement Antique in recent memory because the social media opinions have have been wide ranging from very happy to very angry in the past twenty six or twenty seven hours. From when this Sir I got posted on Racer Dot Com. Is it the most exciting. Gosh that's a tough one because there have been some really good ones and In recent memory I am going to say it's definitely up there. As far as the social media thing hosts here. I mean it's been nothing but ugly for the past twenty four hours Probably more like twenty six Hours at this point since The article got posted in in. Everybody basically blew their mind So it's it's definitely up there on that one as far as the most exciting though you gotta think of like Gosh you know gase. In general at this point because his last year we had no idea what was going to happen with Scott GonNa stay with Scott GonNa go. You know what is going on with that team And then kind of the. I mean there's just been several here in the last few years so I definitely have to say it's up there are I'm not sure I would call it the most exciting Have Three for sure. Yeah that's fair I think to me the benchmark for most exciting definitely be Six Am Alonzo announcement. Any five hundred That we'll still baffled me because it was like several several hours of hype on twitter which was Super Fun and then as far as the most would what phrasing Jews controversial device in either away. Same to that stick out to me. One is more obvious. Was the Santino Fridge announcement last year. Obviously that got a lot of hot takes in more divisive opinions on social media that we don't really need to rehash in and the other was actually lesser-known was in twenty a fourteen. When whatever they call themselves Schmidt Peterson or whoever announced that Jacques Villeneuve would be driving for them in any five hundred everybody came out and was bashing them for not hiring a young talents like a connor daily or whoever? That could've also run that seep instead going with the guy I was like forty something that chose to leave indy-car nineteen ninety. Five people. Were very upset about that. For whatever reason So those are two that kind on a stick out to me but this one was up there. It's more I'd say civil conversations that are going out there is not too. There's there's plenty. People are mad at era McLaren but The conversations that missing of for the most part pretty polite just a lot of debating. Yeah I think that's fair. I think the only one on the positive I would add would be all the hype around McLaren General the past couple years Uh Mean Fred Watch McLaren watching twenty eighteen and a twenty nineteen there. There is definitely on. You've excitement for that announcement announcement as well on the other side. The one that comes to mind Guys didn't mention was and I forget his name. The French dude who was gonNA race in the five hundred on this year last year. His owner who landlord is smart. Yeah whatever whatever that whole situation. Yeah Yeah Yeah We. We don't need to rehash that one but that that one certainly drew a lot of IRA once once. Everybody figured out who was because I know. I didn't bother researching it months once. His name got did tell. Mel's Yes. Thank you Certainly interesting. I bet you we won't see him as a team owner in the I bet that was a that was fraught with drama immediately rightly so with that being said I'll do. A couple of Patriarch shoutouts here before we Continue on Seeing thank you to Matt growing holds. Thank you to The Frenchman Michel Goodie. I look forward to. You've seen him this weekend down. DC Area and lastly thank you to our favorite not author Steven King her favorite. Not Gosh all right so so we clearly cannot have to be done with McLaren yet. So here we go. We're going to talk about the Hinchcliffe side of things So go with the deal. That is not technically official yet. Still this is going to leave. Hinchcliffe out of Barade- award award ask you or moving in Hinchcliffe is going to have to move out. So what do you guys think about. Hinch not having right right now. I'm not surprised this to Homo. Brag is this the moment of the episode Muehlberg Incheon see his smile. All right I don't know it was like three or four weeks ago. There was a fan question. What percent chance we give hinch coming back to Aero McLaren Schmidt? Peterson is is said ten percent. I'M NOT GONNA call out any host sue host podcasts out there that may have said eighty or eighty five percent but I said ten percents so I guess no. I'm not surprised I guess it wasn't just me out there for sure. There's definitely a bunch of people who had their had their doubts but but when it came out that they signed a word Nastya Mike. Oh that's cool and then hit me to like ten minutes later. I'm like wait that means Ride so yeah I Sucks for him for sure. It's really kind of the L.. Wasn't rooting for him. To lose his seat but it just kind of seemed like that. It's just some fishy about the whole thing this whole time. Yeah and you're you're right I will. I will start out the at by saying that. I'm not I want to say I'm surprised but at the same time there was such a weird the lack of discussion about Hinchcliffe that I- cigarettes point looking back on things so I'm just GonNa leave it at the. I'm a little little surprised but I I guess I guess I shouldn't be. I'm still shocked like I said. In the last part I think they would have done themselves a favor by keeping somebody who had the experience But here I'm GonNa just this kind of this is I'm winging it here because I'm just thinking out loud here. I saw somebody else online today. Host something about could they possibly. We have kept him in some sort of past e like a driver coach type capacity. What if they're gonNA come out in shock us all? Alan have a third car or like they said he him. In some sort of capacity they will mean that would be Kinda mind boggling all answer your question Russian with question. If you're hinch. Would you take the deal. He wouldn't have a choice he's under contract Think that's been absolved or not. Yeah I guess that would be something really legal thing. If if I I Schmidt originally said in his original release is accurate than he was still under contract so he would have had to taught himself out of the contracts imagine. They probably did well. They can cancel the contract for many reasons But I am saying if they came up with a job for him because if if they kept that contract would be it would be different because because then they'd be like the most expensive All Time I don't know what his salary is who now's so it's an interesting point. I thought about about a little bit earlier if he I I'm I'm sure the owners have said listen. Feel free to explore your options If he goes around he's not liking what he sees yet. Maybe that's the right move for him to stay involved than indy-car in two thousand twenty to be. I don't know either a third Klar or an indy five hundred entry Or I guess I don't know some sort of driver. Coach extraordinaire. I don't whatever whatever role he can he can fill in the paddock wood. It's it's probably better than on him. Just kind of sitting around on the couch but It's I'm curious to see if he has a contract attract still or if he knew if they bought him out or released from it. Or what have you. I'm sure we'll we'll figure that out. Probably announce it right after we get done recording because that's the way things typically work around here But yeah what kind of goes back to that discussion to. We had of at the time when it was announced like like you know. Hey should he stick with Honda or should he come back to. The Chevrolet team was airline McLaren. A Peterson obviously. He decided to stick with the team. And the team didn't stick with him so yes if he is still under contract it's GonNa be interesting to see what transpired going back to that conversation the station to Even though I was confident he would be staying with the team. I also said that he hadn't produced enough in recent years I to warranted So it will be interesting. I was just kind of playing devil's advocate there. I wanted to get you guys his opinion on on that Do you guys think that the team did him a disservice by waiting this late in offseason. It's I get why people are frustrated and saying that I mean the off season still has known. I'm not count not doing the math in my head here but something like five months left so it's not really late into the off offseason to me. I know the holidays. kind of slow things down for a while here in the coming weeks but He's got plenty of plenty of time. The figure things out. He's got time to figure things out and this might be news to us. It might be news to racer DOT COM and everybody out thera but maybe hinch has been talking behind the scenes with McLaren for a couple weeks. Maybe it's not you know rants bank in news to him it was. It's just a matter of hey we are going to officially move forward with somebody else now. Yeah that's fair. I think Firm as far as timing looking at both sides obviously stinks for hedge because as it's been pointed out there's a limited amount of seats available and maybe only family to question mark potential fulltime seats out there available thinking more the Honda teams with Ray Hall and a coin which will discuss later later. But as far as kind of a tougher henchmen as far as McLaren Narrow Schmidt Peterson. It worked out great for them. Because you know if they had decided with breath ask you enhanced two weeks ago obviously it wouldn't offend Panos so I think title got really lucky. I think it worked out great for him. I think it really worked out. Well for Spam said. We're GONNA call and I think for them. I think they got to go joggers. Kind of at the right time I mean I can Tennessee a see that for them as far as do I think hinch you know had a disturbance done not necessarily And like you said we don't know what was going on behind the scenes but also I mean it is not that late into the off season. We're not talking. We're getting ready to go racing in two weeks So there is still time to put things together Obviously teams are having to you kind of work with cars anyways Little more than normal during the off season due to the Arrow screen and everything else so the the teams are already in the shop which means you know they could potentially put another part together if something together so I don't necessarily. I think that it's a disturbance even though everybody's so up in arms about it I think time will tell but I I just I just don't see it being that bad In the long run so you kind of mentioned it. There's some potential seats. You Know Third Coin Car Third Ray Hall lettering car a possibly different Honda team team. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA throw this out there too. He already did a really nice statement about going to drive for Chevy. So how about we just open it up to. What are the odds that he will wind up at a different team not necessarily nearly a different Honda team but just different team in general at this moment? I don't see it being a Chevrolet team as I said at the time of that statement. I think he was just saying that for the Nice. Pr of things in making it sound sound like it was combined but I don't necessarily think that he's actually gonNA end up at a Chevrolet team with the coin I would give that third coin seed are you know I mean coin told Truitt or Meltzer that he was still confident that fruit you to be back assuming they do Expanded to three cars. I give him a twenty five percent chance that ends up in the coin car fulltime. The third one Ray Hall ten percent that sounding a little pessimistic for that entry Chevrolet. Yeah I'll give it two percent chance of it's not possible And then some variation of a part timer indy-500 only entry whatever. The math is that I got left on the percentages. I just threw out there Thank you for not knowing the math because I tried added up either. That's that's a great question. Ah First off yeah. I'm pretty confident that for jailed. Be Back with coin everything I've heard From everybody I've talked to in the last couple of weeks so oh a third car coin unless he's bringing more money than an is current Honda Canada Whatever other her personal services contract sponsors he has? I don't see it as the same thing with right hall. Unless he's bringing a full six or seven or eight million dollars. Just I don't see it likely. I see less likely at Kalyan than Maria Hall. Not to purposely obviously disagree with that I just kind of see slightly in the opposite way But because I said the probably GonNa be wrong again because that's the way this off season has gone so far in terms of Chevy team. I don't know where I was. I was reading this before but it I mean I think he's got a good relationship with Ed Carpenter but he's pretty much limited to the street road course only car at this point Ed steps back to just just doing in the which I don't think will happen at least this year. I guess you could go to foyt or Carlin but I don't I don't know unless AGAIN THAT'S A. That's a budget a budget thing. So definitely less. I think yet met pretty spot on with the likelihood of going shabby at a very very. Low percentage. One Quest Shannon to use Matt's words again The KUMBAYA moment that he had with Chevy Chevy though do you think that could have potentially hurt his relationship with Honda Nat in his personal sponsorship. Because we know that's not going going anywhere but for a ride in the future. I guess probably nine the timing if Honda understands this just most likely. Pr Speak. And I don't think I think everybody understands the PR side of things and knows you know. Sometimes these things have to be said to to save face. I don't see it as a big deal. Yeah other more political than anything in the culas just inch covering Trying to say the right things at the time. So you're saying you didn't believe the coon Baiano meant yeah. I think he's just trying to say the right. Do things at the time were given his current circumstances that I didn't buy for second I am going to say that I don't really see him ending up in in anything fulltime next season Unless he does for some odd reason something happens happens and there's a third car or you know something weird that we are not seeing as far as going to another another team. I I think that the odds are pretty low. End Less a Canadian company does come forward in wants to to do more sponsorship for him which could happen because I I know they really love him up there so I would be ashamed to see him not ought on that note. Do you guys think that indycar should do something to kind of ensure that he would have a ride for next more absolutely not. It's not their business to get involved in those kind of affairs not their business to regulate the silly season market. Yeah I mean even I thought what Mark Miles in company did to Fernando Alonzo at the indy. Five hundred a couple of years ago while it was amazing and everything to ask. Ask Stephan Wilson to hop out of his seat. I think was borderline ridiculous so To them for them to get involved in these kind of affairs I wish they would. I just stay out of its. I hope they don't try to intervene in Gif inch cliff. You know any sort of aid and finding ride just wish that just kind of stay out. Of course I do what it may be. I know he has a similar question last week and it was a fan question. I forget what the exact question was but my answer is the same indycar and Co do not need to find anybody a ride. It is not their job and they already have enough to worry about so now yeah I have to agree with both of you. Absolutely not shouldn't happen shouldn't happen for anybody we know it's happened in the past and it's I think it's unfortunate that they step in for people. I think that they should let it play out a might think that. Obviously you know hinges very okay. Well liked in. I think that will play in his favor. I said maybe a Canadian company is GONNA come forward with money But I don't think that they should be the ones facilitating it. Do you guys think that Sam Schmidt now. Oy having buyer's remorse that he shouldn't have done this deal because of what happened in the end I honestly asleep doubted. There were kind of rumblings about it. Maybe them shopping around the five car for twenty twenty. All the way back due to Sometime in July I think Toronto So and that was before obviously the McLaren thing was Official it was in talks. But it wasn't official so Is Sam Schmidt having buyer's remorse because of this maybe maybe on a on a personal personal level because you know hinges has been a great asset to the team. Yes sure but From an owner perspective. No I think something like this could have happened whether McLaren was on board or not because they were simply kind of exploring their options all all the way back in July yeah. I think it's probably a camera who tweeted out there. Someone who tweeted out Sam. Schmidt's admits original statement back in the day of space. 'cause saying that Hinch was under contract. That wasn't going in the order now. That kind of looks pretty foolish at this exact moment so I think he's probably disappointed with how things have been handled. I don't really know how much of a say he has in in the silly season affairs or whatnot so I bet he's probably kicking himself a little bit at the moment of bed. He wishes that the contract is honored. And stay in that seat for one more year but You know when you make that kind of deal. You've got to kind of expect these things to happen so so it's not for my. I don't think that he has any kind of remorse for this In it has nothing to do with them possibly looking at different drivers. Also I think in. We'd Kinda discussed it before I think he's he's ready to start to put racing in the rear view mirror So to speak in in. I think that this is unfortunately just part of doing that. At some point he knows things like this are going to happen to his teen people that he liked appreciated in employed unfortunately fortunately will not be able to continue their employment there so I I don't think he should have any kind of remorse for it and then one last question on this hinch subject unless something POPs into my mind because I keep having random questions pop into my mind come do you. What do you guys think is GonNa Happen at the screen test on November fifth? Because he was supposed to do it Send you think that award ask is GonNa do it or do you think it's GonNa be him. I think spam would be pretty disappointed if indycar mandated did like a Oriol Servia type or something along those lines our starting to see because I think obviously the test is for the screen to make sure screen works to give more feedback. What to see if they've made any changes last couple of weeks however we'd be foolish to think that spam wasn't also using this as an opportunity entity to give seat time to one of their two new drivers so I will think at this point in time that they're going to stick with one of the two drivers averages hired Hopefully I know they're very young. Hopefully they give good feedback and maybe offer a fresh perspective on on things that maybe a younger driver may have over a more veteran driver. But I think we'll see probably ask you in that in that test again. I'm not disagreeing with Matt just to disagree but Unify had gone. I I would have said. My guess would be pat o' because he does he have seven indycar races of experience plus the time in May he wasn't able to qualify for the five hundred but You know just that slight familiarity with the car young a little bit more seat time than than Oliver's had may help him get the the the nod for the test I think it's next Tuesday. Actually yes so just to you know I always have to have that mind boggling Ling Opinion so let's just pretend that they're they're gonNA still have hinged do it. Yeah I mean why not why. We haven't got the official announcement yet. So let's let's just let's just say because they want indycar. This is indycar. Not Schmidt Peterson era. Whatever so I whatever? They are This is Not Not what they want. This is what indy once. An indycar wants somebody who has experienced because they wanna know what the car like how. The car differs from previous cars. So obviously it's going to be a little more difficult for patio or ask you to answer. Answer that question for them so I I'm just going to say hinch is going to be in it just to be different from you guys mind blown of we ruled out Zac Brown taking the test now. We have not being. I think his own would probably disqualified him from sitting in the car. How much is aw that on Google this what she has come to? Probably you can find anything online right. Gosh Gosh Oh crafted stump. The whole time while Mike schooling at all right is this are sent to host the human. Not How much does that runway. You know I'm GonNa put the stump stump those asleep for you guys. Don't worry all right. We've spent a good. What twenty minutes you're talking about? Gene thus allowing thrown at James Hinchcliffe related question. So I'm talking two thousand one onwards that is kind of unofficially. Officially when Andretti autosport was created. Michael Andretti and Kim Greene formed a partnership in two thousand one. The technically form what they called t Motorola Arolla which eventually turned into Green racing which Eventually turned into Andretti autosport. James Hinchcliffe was one of four for drivers to raise for Andretti autosport and Newman Haas racing of the other three. Who can you name? One of them should be incredibly obvious. Go No hunter Ray Rossi. So we when we nailed to of the car and driver's digests well they don't have to be current. Yeah he didn't that was just starting offer. Driver is not I can I can rule is. Oh wait did it have to be Andretti autosport or could it have been Andretti green after two thousand one. Okay Paul Tracy No 'cause he drove for technically he drafted offers team green in two thousand to five hundred technically but thank Agai drove for Newman. Haas back in the nineties that was really dominant and that may have also founded the team by Michael Andretti job. I'm just saying I was bound. You guys forgiving the guy who founded injured or who also happened to drive for Newman Haas. I think okay so. We're going to definitely some hints newsletter to Yeah In two thousand eight he he drove the. McDonald's Newman Haas car also started part time friends. Ready in Twenty fifteen. Justin Wilson Nelson. Justin Wilson is correct. Rest in peace. We miss just in a lot and then the last one. He's a Japanese driver who started his career at Andretti green racing in two thousand eight. You know that guy look on his face I'm trying to think of Hi Decade Mutual. Just that's clutch. I like did he. I was yeah I can remember yes. So he's with injured agreeing. Only nine didn't go very well. Went to Newman. Haas actually made the fast asinine at the Indianapolis five hundred qualifying ten. Can you believe that crap Overall his season wasn't that great and then yeah Just Wilson was part time in two thousand fifteen there And Racer Newman Haas for one season. And obviously Michael Andretti was so dominant with Newman. Haas for all all those years well done. I am curious to see how many fans pause after Matt's question and can name name those drivers because that was that was definitely one of the tougher ones we've had in quadrennial got I will play the entry music here and we will jump into the next segment okay. So it's been a couple of weeks and we are still offseason any. Most of these empty seats are full now. So you guys are raised. Her drivers in new. WanNa prove your worth you want some team to notice that you are worthy of their open ride for the seasons seasons. So what race track are you GonNa go to for your tests and why Road America. It's obviously an iconic track. But you know it's got some long straightaways some some tight turns search And with two thirds of the schedule being You know road and street courses. I WANNA show that I'm reversal and I think that's a great track to show versatile I could be. I'm also GONNA say Road America because while any driver can impress with their technical abilities and Race craft how many drivers are GONNA show up. See How many double brought sandwiches and mountains of cheese Kurds. They can down to impress a team. Boehner I think that's more impressive than say showing your technical skills in a race track their host. Mike I mean this agreement talk you show team owners how much food I can eat. Isn't that kind of kind of thing here with us. That's that's that's a Oh good point. You'll ever fitness be damned. Who needs it? You Got Mountains of food and calories and then I'll be ready to show up at Indianapolis Annapolis twenty pounds overweight or something I mean. Are you gonNA disagree with me. No comment well. I'm going to indy. I'm just I'm going balls through all guys own pork tenderloin. So we're going for good Lord now but I am going to go. I'm going to go ball zoo all I'm gonNA show him what I can do and And I'm GonNa meet God in turn one so yeah you've never heard that. That's like a normal. Thank her drivers. They say if there's like a slight breeze or anything they say they may meet God in turn. One might actually answer by the way. It'd be sleeping just because I feel like that. Trump's checks pretty tough very technical but no I think Austin Astakhov fake answer of China owners with how much I can eat Anyway Hey guys we got not McLaren Non Hinchcliffe News to talk about That's actually something that was sprinkled in right effort Last week with the some one of these subtle announcements could actually have big ramifications on the season coming up here as has to do with engineer Michael Cannon who announced that he was going to be joining a chip Ganassi racing with Scott Dixon. So he'll it'll be quite the force there for those that don't know Michael Cannon was Santino for reaches engineer last year. Obviously that was a very formidable combination. That those who had so real quick guys I I know this is going to be hard to answer but do we forsee Scott Dixon actually getting better now. That Michael Cannon is joining his crew I don't know about better but any races where Scott Dixon might have struggled. Say Iowa this year or I don't remember struggled off the top of my head but he's not going to be a huge difference inspire is he now the favorite to win the five hundred. What's likely I'm GONNA go with? No I think He's had such a good relationship with his team. In the past that you know adding one person who yes is very talented. Don't take that wrong I I. I don't think it's GonNa make that much of a difference to him and his team was reading. The Chris Simmons was his engineer. Who got promoted within Gassy? And and they want to their championships together. Maybe so it's not like he wasn't succeeding. However I think if you look at Michael Canas tracker he's done some pretty good work over the years so I think we'll see an uptick with Dixon's window level and as Mike mentioned especially in places like Iowa I think always is a whole on the flip side? Do we see any sort of decline in Santino ferruccio issue with this announcement not really I mean. Yeah obviously Michael Cannon Help learn a lot this year. But I- Agean whoever is stepping up into cannons role is going to be more than incapable either already working for coin and under Michael Cannon or coming into it but You know a lot of that skill. That Fergie show this year is determination and some guts and that is not something in engineer can necessarily Help you with in in situations so love. I think he'll be fine. I'm not saying he's GonNa necessarily be a championship contender next year But I think he'll okay improving. Don't really like agreeing with you but I will this time. I don't think that it's necessarily going to hurt him We all know that he in his own words is kind of crazy on the track. His his isn't it. His grandma shot him that I believe is what he told us. his grandma taught him how to be a crazy driver. So I think that's just kind of inherent in him in Um you know obviously strategy. It's Kinda hard to beat L. Coins. So aw I think he's going to be perfectly okay the season. I'll say I am a little worried. I think some of his setups especially they always this year were very Flawless but they looked really good at some tracks. So I am a little worried I am a little you might. I see a little regression this next year at a fruit cheap. But I don't think it's going to be astronomical by any means I hope it isn't And then one kind of final wrap up question with this is obviously can ask these part of the big three Michael Cannon really experienced engineer who with Dale Coyne racing kind of helped elvis a profile a bit sue. You guys have any issue with maybe one of the big three teams kind of coming in and scooping up one of the more well known engineers years from one of the smaller teams. Now I mean if if annecy comes at you with a nice paycheck and goes. Hey Michael candidate would you like to work for us. He would be out of his mind. Turned down that opportunity. Everybody you know from an engineering perspective would love to work for a team. That has a shot at winning the indy. Five hundred so I have no issue with that at all. Yeah I mean that's kind of what the whole thing is about. You know a UH people move around. They want to put those five hundred rings on their Fingers Championship rings on twitter. Whatever they have a limited career you're in indycar normally not everyone does but normally they don't stay there forever so I absolutely league think that they should be able to move around and and check out their options just like drivers and everything else? Great Point Before I let that go Or let go next. I did not find Zac Brown's way but I did find that. His son has a a personal chauffeur. Just wonderful right useless fact in there before we continue on so we can start doing Zac Brown fouls that she's gone. I believe you raised the season of not even seasoned like start of Indy Lights hit. He raised for a few seasons in a few different things. That's where I was looking for his weight at didn't find it. Why does it racing reference? Tell me these things yes I think I'll keep it short and sweet. I think all's Fair in love war and if Microsoft wants to leave forget nasty than by all means go ahead and Nobody should stop him. So that's pretty much that So we'll see if that has any ramifacations on next season which probably should. But we'll see if it helps Dixon and Hurts Richie Ritchie or for just completely wrong Actually they said that it wouldn't hurt. Fridges sell the program. You're right about that. ANYWAYS WE'RE GONNA do a quick super-secret super-secret host question as we start a couple of weeks ago again. This is something that kind of rotates between us three and They don't no question about the ask in it. Pertains retains some sort of news within the last week or so and this is coming from today's Tuesday in regards to eight weeks Sebastian Gordon was in will say a fiery spirit today on twitter and this was actually response to Racer magazine so several several staff including Marshall Peru and Robert Miller wants to break the story about everything we've talked about in this episode in regards to spam and award. Hinch ask you an so boarded in response to the articles said quote on his twitter account that he was mostly bothered by the fact that are specialized press cannot respect VOC teams and drivers by waiting for the official announcement got to love the modern days and quote so I just wanted to get no obviously a three have become more more indepth media last year so I just wanted to get your guys. Take off from our side here about board as comments in what what you made of what he was he in Marshall Dialogue about today on twitter. It is our job to do everything we can find now information ahead of time I think everyone involved am i. I haven't met anyone who's specifically doesn't follow this but I think everyone involved tries to get the information as accurate as humanly possible before releasing something You know nobody's Releasing anything completely out of left Field Ernie thing like that so I don't really buy into that I think he should be used to that at this point in his career. I think he is just kind of wanting to jump in enthroned in opinion I I frankly am not a fan of is I very interesting fellow along with that But Yeah I'm I'm with Jesse It's part of the job now In any sport whether it be motor sports or any sort of sticking ball sport. It's just you know the name of the game and there's people who are better at it incredible like everybody at Racer and motor sport in a couple of others out there and Yeah I don't think they did anything wrong. I know I think it was Marshall even tweeted. Hey Yo I ran this by hinch himself and AB hinges personal Management Team I think a couple of days ago so if he did all that before releasing the a story that just is you know extra. He went above and beyond in this case. So I I don't see an issue with a I think it's It's not going to change. No it's not GonNa Change and I totally get where he's coming from and I get where people kinda share that same opinion are coming from however it's so hard to keep a lid on news nowadays when it comes out and I know a couple people within the media center Kit agitated when maybe like a small time blogger or something kinda gets an off the record story and decides to publish anyways. That's where I can definitely see that point of view but maybe more racer Magon people with well-placed sources like that who go through the necessary hurdles to check with this person. The person in this person to make sure like you know. Hey we're GONNA do this. Is that okay. Do you guys have any Jackson's. Do you WanNa comment like those lines. Things feel like they cover their bases very well so I get what board as trying to say. I just personally don't agree with it. I think it's case by case situation where you're GonNa have to review everything and you know. See what circumstances wearing I think in this situation that I definitely do not have any issues PRUITT Miller in the staff you know win about how publishing misinformation farewell said And we will wrap this week's episode up with the some pitfalls calls again sponsored by our buddies at craft eighteen sixty one your all natural. CBD Products for health and wellness craft eighteen sixty one dot com and use Promo Code L. P. Forty or a very nice forty percent off your order so with that being said I will play the intro and now it's time for pickling parleys pitfalls the week so mine is going to be a continuation of last week Nascar so this week eight though it was the big boys In Good God like I don't know I felt like the entire paddock. There was fighting at the end of race. All there were different issues going on several different issues going on after those issues guy. We'll call it cooled down after everything. Got Kinda cool down in the media got in there to do their post race interviews. Yes I just had to laugh because it was like a bunch of large children getting interviewed by. Ah The media had we had kyle busch who wouldn't say anything but no the whole time we head Denny Hamlin. Who had this ridiculous look on his face when he was talking about well? That's just short track racing. Yes so it was just like one thing after another in I can honestly say say all of them like all the host raise interviews that I saw were just like watching children throw Chinese temper tantrums in it wins kind of honey. The only one I saw was Kyle Busch and it was frankly. I don't really understand why people like this guy he's done. He's got no personality but I will. I will not ran. I will just leave media though. Don't you know yeah not allowed to say anything or something to that effect. I'm I'm sure. EMINEM was thrilled with his a super personable interview on Sunday That that was all over social media. Well since we've been talking about McLaren lot I will let MAC next with his mind. China's actually something that I definitely thought about over the years in says not some just happened recently. This is actually with James Hinchcliffe so in two thousand twelve wealthy drill for injury autosport in that lasted for three years and had quite some good success. I think one of those years. He finished top five in the championship. INCHAPE I think And obviously he had a couple of winstone in there and after the twenty fourteen season he decided. It's a make the move to Schmidt Peterson motorsports which you know. He lasted from Twenty fifteen to This last season so that five seasons and I did some more digging today to try to figure out what exactly happened. So my theory is is that united fiber data was kind of a sketchy sponsor on inches car. Twenty fourteen in wasn't exactly paying their bills or something to that effect so I think after that twenty fourteen seasons kind of caught in limbo was caught between a rock and hard place of should I have stayed at Andretti autosport chance that they just find me a sponsor I have to my own sponsor. Stay in that ride for twenty fifteen or should I try going to Schmidt Peterson Motors. For for Twenty fifteen and try to be the team leader at Canadian up and coming team and whatnot. I really think he after obviously Jesus he says now but I think he picked the wrong choice. I questioned leaving. Andretti autosport at that time especially Given their success over the last couple of years and I get that there may have been sponsorship limbo. But I'm not entirely sure that's the decision I would have made so I guess like I said it's easy to say that now but looking back on it I wonder if he's having any regrets about not staying android because obviously they're one the big three teams and Schmidt. Peterson never quite got there when he was driving for them. So I don't know if you have any thoughts Kinda Pitfall at left field. The old back to his don't T- decision pitfall in arrears. Yeah I really I mean even looking back on it now. You can't really necessarily say because we don't know exactly what was going on that. He made a poor decision. But I bet. I bet that he's questioning his decision. Tonight I mean it's you yeah. Hindsight is twenty twenty. He but instead something maybe we should do some more digging on that one of these slow off season weeks and see if we can get on to talk about back then or at any inside Info from back in the day very interesting point. I I see what you're getting at night And I like it and On that note I will Bring it full circle here in and Speaking said NASCAR A a quote unquote bite from this week which was a little bit more of a fight than the hat. Toss the previous talked about. But I'm not talking about the self one thing before I get to the actual need of the pit bull here is I wish the crew guys would just get out of the way and and let drivers whether it be talked to each other. You know shelby each other a little bit and these guys getting away make everything. Ten Times worse Example would be Joey Llanos tire specialists. Who Horse Collar Tackle Denny Hamlin to the ground which looked pretty dangerous in the moment? Could've injured Hamlin pretty severely. They are taken out his knee. What have you and I'm glad NASCAR actually went ahead? Ed suspended him for a guest. This weekend's race wherever the heck it is I have no idea but I yeah I don't know what really led to. The fight didn't watch the race this weekend but if they want to argue it out after the race. Fine just you know if you're GONNA get in the middle of the fights looking one-sided okay but you know this You know tackling guy to the ground like that from behind his just. Just totally uncalled for. Just stay out of the way unless absolutely necessary. I don't know if anybody might disagree with me there but I'll leave it at that now under percents It just looks Kinda Foolish Alex like the NFL and the quarterback techs begin. The offense alignments step in and try to be guys up I never quite understood that either either especially modern day. NFL Were the quarterbacks. Earn a bubble but yeah to kind of see that fight. I thought it was a little ridiculous looking on. TV or will said Just anything ought not really just yeah right back to the. It's just feeling like bench children at this point. Permanent like pitfall NASCAR. I kind of like you guys as well with that being said everybody study. I hope you enjoyed our McLaren episode. I'm sure we'll be talking plenty of border about McLaren. We talked about McLaren almost an entire episode. You didn't mention Alonzo in the context of Current Day McLaren which Liberians works. We didn't mention Dan. Patrick once yeah yeah. That's fair a so with that being said I will let jess signed us off and guys. Keep your luddite.

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This Week with Dale Coyne Racing: Engineer Olivier Boisson

Pit Lane Parley

18:48 min | 5 months ago

This Week with Dale Coyne Racing: Engineer Olivier Boisson

"To welcome to another episode. Welcome to another episode of Pit Lane. Parlay. I am your host. Mike Joke joining me this afternoon. From Dell coin racing is engineer Olivier boys on Olivier first off. How are you doing through the quarantine time high? Yeah doing pretty good. You know just trying to stay and and stay positive and and try to for. Walk down the road to go racing again. I definitely understand that. Only only a couple more weeks until we are to until most people are back at the track so over the next couple of weeks and now you you might not be able to talk in person with everybody getting work but are you guys starting to ramp up preparations for Texas with a lot of online meetings and the likes. Were definitely. Yeah we've been infection since you know after some because book we've been doing that and having some some meetings online we've old you're the engineers and stop in planning little bit. It was. It'd be hard up. I look knowing schedule. Your but there's still so much we can. Do you know a team that goes with you. Know more time and more things to do than than people we definitely do. Try to treat that time that an extension of the winter and just trying to go down the road and try to all the things. We never have time to do in general. I understand that so before we dive in more racing. Talk I I have to ask. Because it's been a fund quarantine question right now. Have you come up with any fun or maybe not so fun? New Quarantine hobbies to pass the time when you aren't working whether be watching tiger king or James Hinchcliffe. The other day told us he was going to try to juggle but hadn't gotten there yet so there is a wide range of answer this. Yeah no definitely I mean. I have plenty of OBI in general which we know. Nobody yet already asked to get done during racing season. So I've been you know as a French guy I guess you know. I've been cooking Iraq and trying to do a new thing of new recipes and things like that and And gardening able to get my garden so good able to grant might tomatoes and also. I was able to walk for the first time in many many years. I've gotTA old seventy three Chevy Nova restaurant. I was trying to get done and be able to do to walk there so that keeps me busy for sure. I love all this so before we talk about current day. Indycar and everything going on with Dale Coyne racing. How did you get your star in motorsports? What led your your interest in to becoming on the engineering side of things. And what led you eventually to Dale. Coyne racing or that was that was a long route. Basically at all started back in France. I mean somebody young age I was always interested in like make any general and walking like mopeds and cars and engines and and I was looking to you know go through something different schools and and meet people who got me interested in racing and No story shot. You know at ended up working for some formulas routine in France and going to school to be a race car mechanic and and you know lucky to be able to raise going to Finland for walled. Righty We've driver Sebastian. Love wasn't very famous at the time yet. But you know and then got pretty excited about ready racing and got the chance to come in the US. At the time. I was supposed to be for six months. And you know it's been sixteen years so you know it's been a long journey but you know make my way through it and walk with a lot of interesting people able to walk again very cowden wake would of and it's been phone awesome so has there been anybody along your motor sports career. That that you've met that you were star struck by maybe either driver or somebody on the on the business side of things and it became a very close friend is is basically you know game no from France knowing much about you know champ God the time and you know having that guy you know who won the championship many. I'm and you know Dan. I got to meet the kind. That was what I was. You know like like item reading the champion and so out we really really close friend now vacation together and that's awesome and so I'm I'm sad. Bashar won't won't be on on the team this year but happy. He still still in Indycar so last year. I believe was your first year working with obviously war. Working with rookie Santana rushing. I think you're working with them again this year. So how did he surpassed NHS last year in two thousand nineteen and do you think? He has a `nother level in twenty twenty to become a maybe a race winner. Yeah for sure I mean I was very impressed. You never know when you get a rookie driver. You know you always expect you know people from Europe like that like you've been racing that it would be okay on the street course and wrote goals and you know all those guys all very fast at any given days in general but they're really good surprise you know was over. We don't we show up. I you not knowing anything and be like okay. Could we just need to finish and and it? Was You know amazing to watch? And where do you fun to watch and you know watching him walking a bunch of God on on your hair and it was like it was like really for the season on your voting general and I think this year you know we want to keep that up on the overall and we just need to qualify better on a course in st goals and you know he's good to speed question now. We just need to make every single little bit better awesome so with Texas coming up in now just a couple weeks you've had now a three plus month layover. Since the spring a spring training in Coda is there a away? You're approaching Texas may be a more conservative set-up just to you get some labs and finish the race get some good points and keep going. Are you guys approaching the first race of the year? I mean it's definitely GonNa be more conservative. The hold because nobody on the regular schedule had indeed by then and you know everybody up to speed uneven teammate on the overall and I think you know different the corporate up and everything it'd be different way here has been the first race. Chen sings that it'll be time to test their You know the screen and you know as so many unknown that being called and scheduled with a one day we just don't WanNa do anything stupid and just you know we wanna Phoenician. You know we have some really good driver and if we can give them a pretty good and safeguard safeguarding. We can do some good things but definitely gonNA be sure we don't know we don't go too far of the swing. Is there any concern with a kind of smashing Texas into one day from from from your perspective from an engineering perspective? On how how the day will go. I think personality can enjoy the challenge of you know having to make decisions quickly. I think that's part of the fun of racing is is a dead set time. And you have to go presenters what he finds it and I I kind of like walking under that kind of pressure. I think it's it's really fun. If you have too much time to to get the answer I think sometimes you know you. Can you know you can either be the bigger team? If you you know can make a few good moves and don't let those guys with all their wrestles try to figure out the answer so I kind of like that but for sure we just have to be careful in the way and Minnesota Golden Away. We can help you understand that. So I'll switch gears here and steal one of Co host questions inside. She couldn't join us this afternoon. If you were able to invite three guests to dinner whether they are dead or alive who would they be? And why would you own them at? Your Dinner Party. Wow that's a really good question I would say all telling you because enjoy watching your show and I think it wasn't very great director. I like to eat and you know I would like to to have a lot of opinions. What he thinks about different food and seems like that Racing Wise I would think I would. Have you know sent a because you know he was you know? I think it'd be really cool. Be Able to talk to them about racing. And what racing used to be in the older days and And I would say another interesting. Besson would be maybe. Initially she was like a raise driver in the group B. Already I ride and that's something you know I we love. Those guard was really fun to watch. I think there'll be some more interesting conversation a love it. That's Great Lakes there. So you mentioned you've mentioned rally car a couple of times and I know that's a little bit bigger over in Europe than it is here in the states. What makes rally I I enjoy it? But what makes rally car so interesting and then so exciting to to those who may be having watched it before you just know the fall not in general and and do a phrase those open the road I mean close but like there is no much fencing in trains everywhere at and the risk and speed those guys taking. I mean it's more like a time. Try more than just racing thus each other so it's your fun style racing but I think the proximity of the trees and the cliff and you know just make it. I think a little bit different standard. I mean it's every racing of his dancer but I think it's it's it's a different thing and when watch all those videos those US group when you have people in front over the car jumping off as a call. You know fly by. It's it's just insane. I would highly recommend anybody. Who's listening right now to go to youtube and just search for a rally car in the eighties and you can see some wild stuff. It looks like people are about to get run over all the time. They're think safety is a state. He's come a little bit of away since then. I would say so definitely so I know at Dale. Coyne this year you and Sarah Cowden are kind of coal running the engineering side of things while he's mainly focused analysis below but I'm sure you've had some interactions with Alex and seen him testing so far. So what can you tell us about indycars? One of any cars newest rookies in Alex Blow. Yeah I mean I I was there last year when we had Tashaun with him at mid Ohio in right away I mean. That was very impressed by a Walk Ethic. You know what you speed. He's feedback you know it was. You can tell. He's you know racing life and you treat it like a job and he's very much invaded by it and Yeah I mean he's back for the first time in the garden we do you. Last year was very impressive. And how fast he goes to speed and then and speedy was old laptop was able to achieve what was just pretty impressive and you know two days later after the tests you receive an email with the whole report so you know San type older notes up night and send us older note and sit back and challenges and you that was just super professional and just very impressed by him so after his first day of testing he went to you guys and said this is all of the changes. I want on the car for the second day of testing. Yeah he was. He was commenting on all the changes. We did for the first day and then saying you know we had to run again. Just do I think I would like to try and go and you know it was. It was just very impressive. It's just like I said he's feedback and and and you know he's he's called messing out to be the first starting in the Indycar new are you you do. I use a pretty. You know. Pretty Fun trikes so you you know you did very well and then all of us right away and then you know GonNa be pretty can have a copy show. I think just going to do great you know and I think it should be a pretty interesting. Yeah I agree to two young guys who really seem like they have a good grasp of indycar racing in relatively limited experience so with the schedule kind of not a most of the schedule was confirmed. But obviously everything can change. Data jet Day to day right now with the Kobe in nineteen virus does that make it more stressful for an engineer to may be planned for a race. That's coming up and not knowing if it's actually going to happen. Does it throw a PUN intended here? Throw a wrench into any of your plans definitely. So we've been you know. Leeann rake and the rest of the engine. Having you know a lot of discussion of trying to figure out you know all the time nine of things and try to walk Snob to the point where we try to delay a lot of things and walk with other things. That's for sure it's going to happen later. In the season or development for the future to try not to house to walk on something. That's over. The center has been cancelled and wasted time walking on it and planning so. It's definitely we're trying to wait as long as we can to. You know for the thing that coming close to us and try mall right now take care of like bigger things and like that. We can walk no more efficiently. I definitely understand that so on the same note. They are with the indy five hundred and associated practices and qualifying and whatnot. Being later in this year in in August where it can either be relatively nice weather out in India or obviously probably relatively hot and humid. Are you kind of doing some advanced planning for Indie like teams typically do already in advance of the hopefully August indy? Five hundred date. Yeah for sure I mean we're already prepping the cost for India. We have nobody. We set chess. Your side just for you. Know the five hundred and we've been walking on them and trying to get them. You know Nice weekend and then unjust engineering side. We definitely looking at you. All the different options. Why the wise and you know just give us a bit more time at the end of the day to at all the aero dynamic data and there's a lot of fun with with the Euro screen and limited testing this year so we know we trying to do some walk with humilation trying to understand things and plan ahead as much as we can make sense there. So I'll wrap it up with two questions here. Both sort of Arrow screen related with the I racing. Indy-car challenge wrapping up. Did Alex or Santino come to you guys with any thoughts on either sidelines from the screen? I know it's a little difficult because it was a game. Or maybe how they felt. The car handled maybe differently from last year. I guess I would be more of a Santino comment but any thoughts on Arrow screen and and how. It's changing the characteristics of the car so far. Yeah I don't know if we can rotate you know like from the. I racing didn't really get any feedback from those two guys on that but for me and all the the Hebron testing we did before this is in code test and you know on X. at Texas Different. It'll be idea how much it changed. Things in Centeno seems to like it. Compared to last year scurry like there would be more the way the way for a bit heavier car hire. Cg and then I think for him he likes the feel of feeling the way getting twelve for to the phone tyra so I send seems to like it and I guess there's more Houston better right now but they both seemed to get along with it pretty well and and the kooning older division of been an issue so far. And you know we had. There'd be testing the rain at CODA bozos Guy. She was okay with it. And so so far. Pretty painless from your testing and everything you've done so far with the arrows screen. How much change in setups and overall setting up the car. Have you either had to do or do you plan to do with what you know? What limited information you have so far. Yeah there's definitely a step on the setup we have you know beside Cooking your Asian of evolving general philosophy and trying to make the cough. I faster we also have now two barreled for the fact because heavier the CG's higher the way distribution is different so that change the way we set up the call quite or not but also you know now we you know we. We have to walk with a partner at firestone. And you know those guys. Don't making you know some changes and tires to help us and we're just trying to walk with them to understand what those is going to be so So we can make better decisions from that awesome man. Well listen I appreciate all of your engineering inside on on everything going on right now. It's been really really fun to talk to you this afternoon. That is all I have so thank you very much for your time. Stay safe and best of luck in two thousand twenty and I look forward to seeing you out at the track when we are all able to return in the near future. Thank you very much onto it to thank thank. You have a good afternoon. Bye Bye and.

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Nov. 18: The State of NASCAR

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Nov. 18: The State of NASCAR

"Those coast in Canada across North America. And around the globe on the World Wide Web. This is race line in the race line radio network. Presented by Subaru and race is driven by the twenty nineteen Subaru WRX and WRX STI the atypical sports car Subaru confidence in motion by the Subaru VR Zad the formula four performance and by continental tire for what you do. Presented by Subaru Canada international radio motorsport authority race line radio network. I'm Eric Thomas host and your anchor will Erskine our supreme commander race line. Master control. Tom remain ski handling the network buttons. This time this week. Nascar prestige Phelps on the state of the sanction going into the offseason. Me the newest driver in the Smith Peterson half Gideon owned IndyCar team Sweden's, Marcus Ericsson. Proceeds total wealth tells us five Hamilton titles and five straight. Structures proms they are building. Something historic must more of your entries for the Subaru race funny mail bag trivia contest in the race. Rap news, Joel Gano. You're twenty eighteen NASCAR Cup champion flourish is lucky, but we've lost the silver FOX. So for race fans everywhere powerful sport powerful radio for more than a quarter century. This is the race line radio network. This is March ex junior. You're listening to race line radio as in unlicensed, doctor we suggested for scripture for one of our shows. Sign up for our free podcasts at tunes or what your favorite podcast fake? Doctor's orders fortunate. Five ninety the fan on demand. Eric Thomas race line of the race lime radio network with latest news and opinion on the race line race wrap NASCAR final Miami homestead speedway, Florida. Yup. I know he had to punt true X out of the way at martinsville to make the final four. But join Lagaan got around true cleanly. This time with ten laps to go to win his the race and his first Cup championship. And another not certainly in Roger Penske's championship gun until the captain took a chance on the Gano. This guy was in grave danger of falling through the cracks, but not any more true. X finished the race second. Kevin Harvick the other qualifier finishing in third place. Cut clippings sad to have to tell you with all of this legend, David Pearson winner. Three NASCAR championships despite never running a complete. Schedule has departed in his eighty third year. The south Carolinian was nicknamed the FOX for his slightness and cutting and as here began to gray became known as the silver FOX per Pearson one hundred and five races and. I five hundred seventy four starts second only to fellow NASCAR hall of Famer Richard petty Pearson won titles in sixty sixty eight sixty nine most dented certainly with the legendary would brothers Glen. And Leonard they won forty three times including the seventy six Daytona five hundred inducted into the NASCAR hall of fame in two thousand eleven David Pearson thanked the wood brothers and the king Richard petty. Smartest, man. He made it Richard. Hey, probably one that made me win. Run hard hard. You know, had more fun run with him than anybody ever run with new went to racetrack in if I could beat him win a race here. Soon was also fierce qualifier eleven polls in a row at Charlotte. Still standing NASCAR record godspeed David Pearson or the all time stock car racing greats and personally my all time favorite. Nascar driver. Xfinity. Final by me. Homestead rookie title Rettig wins the race and the title Dale Earnhardt, jR, Canada's Alex Levay twenty-first of the race finish at the season. Seventeenth in final point struck final and the title to Brett Moffitt candidate Stuart Friesen finished the race fourth and seventh on the final points tally fellow connect TJ Kennington finish the race twenty-six with loose wheel woes Formula, one just one more GP to do that would be able a United Arab Emirates on the twenty fifth Lewis Hamilton the driving champion for a fifth time Mercedes winning their fifth straight constructors crown Merck. Boss, total wolf thinks, you know, you're not far wrong. When you say this. Team building something historic. We can be something that if you out to beckon twin to your third years, we could say we have been part of the officing arrows era over Masih, Aaron former to one that was the most successful still have some loose ends certainly tie up on the in season closer final driver and constructor points closes and drivers who makes the top five heading in. They'll Terry boathouse in fourth place, leads Verstappen in fifth by only three and of course, where does Montreal's land stroll rank and final points for a woeful twenty eighteen campaign with Williams. Terrifying to watch and it's all over the internet seventeen year old Sophia flush suffered a broken back at a spectacular crash of the three Macau grand prix flourish at the back of another car and was launched into the air clearing offense and crashing at better than a hundred seventy miles an hour into marshalling and photograph areas, some minor fractures scrapes and bruises. But miraculously all survived forces head surgery to stabilize the spinal fracture, all very very lucky. It's a terrible crash. Indycar one of the few remaining driver engineer questions answered as Canada James Hinchcliffe, and we'll Anderson who continue their race winning relationship next season at Schmidt Peterson former somber F one pilot Marcus Ericsson heading to cars Hinchcliffe teammate next season. At SPAM is up later in our second guest segment the continental tire sports car report brought to you by continental tire for what you do alexan- has had his first test and the BMW as he preps for the Rolex twenty four Daytona. So Nardi has been racing. You know without his prosthetic legs lately. It means certainly extensive modifications to his cars including hand brakes using the same system though. The fifty two year old drove a BMW to an emotional fifth-place finish in an August. German touring car race in Italy Nardi recall loss, both as legs an IndyCar crashing Germany seventeen years ago. We remember it because it was only days after the nine eleven terrorist attacks in New York. The rally news the presentation of the Subaru WRX WRX TI, creating those monster sales. Season closer for the world championship. Australia. Sebastian OJ, clinching his six straight championship a fifth-place finish for the Frenchman and his Ford Fiesta enough to clinch it. Plus the fact that authentic retired his Toyota after whacking a tree and teary nubile swiped. A Bank and ripped off his left rear wheel. Yari Mati latte. Valla won the rally by thirty two seconds over Hayden. Patent next round the twenty eighteen Canadian rally championship just a week away. Now, but number twenty third of the twenty four th rally of the top lines in Bancroft race line. Of course, we'll be there to cover and bring back some sound for you NHRA drag racing. Let's tiny up from last week and cherry final. Jim Pomona JR Todd securing his first car career world championship tour in the opening round of eliminations. Matt Smith, locking his third pro stock motorcycle crown down and fourth of Ed victory of the season. Steve Torrens made history by sweeping all top few winds during the playoff on the way to championship while teen channel grey crown pro stock champion Twenty-eight chain took his eighth pro stock victory of the season at Pomona will have sound with gray. Orense and Todd in coming weeks right here on race line radio. Let's wrap up some bikes real mode p the season closer Valencia Spain. Andrea DC also on the caddy won the wet attrition heavy goal disease. Also pass longtime leader Alex rinse twice once before the forty minute red flag stoppage in once after for his fourth win of the season faces in the pets longtime, friends and partners at Choco authentic and fastest race where the official apparel supplier to race line radio network checking into plug their once in a year sail over four days the twenty-first of the twenty four th at their Anderson boulevard Oxbridge plant end of line clearance. Huge discounts dark crashers specials winner in leather jackets, branded t shirts, hats, and so much more all kinds of great stuff. Just in time for Christmas. Check the website for more sale. More on sale sailor should say at Chuck oh dot com. Also have to tell you here to wrap up that one of the best ever on clay, the old master legendary modified driver Frankie Schneider left on remembrance day in his ninety second year on earth. Schneider began his racing career. New Jersey's long defunct Flemington speedway in the forties. When he more than seven hundred and fifty racism thirty year career in the fifties Schneider. One sixty two races in one hundred five starts on a variety of east. Coast dirty Nashville short tracks to claim nascar's national modified championship in that old number eight thirty seven Ford, coupe Schneider. Four track championships in sixty three. He's in the eastern motorsport presses sociation hall of fame. Schneider also race sprint cars. Midgets champ cars and sports cars just about everything except shopping carts. Godspeed Frankie Schneider, and that's her for this week on the race line race wrap your questions, your opinions, your comments and headlines in the news are always welcome more than welcome. Share? Your thoughts and theories fellow fans across Canada could win you the grand prize in the Subaru race Lonnie mailbag trivia contest that we play in a couple of minutes. All right. Well, pitstop if you please. But up ahead in our first guest segment. Nascar president Steve Phelps on the state of the sanction then newest IndyCar, recruit, Marcus Ericsson. This race line presented by Subaru? A range of drive this week at your local Subaru dealer anywhere along the race line radio network. This is James hitch clip, and you're listening to raise line radio you save like when you're at a game sign up for credit card just to get the prize. And then you mmediately cancel the credit card because there's no prize when you sign up for a radio shows at I tunes with your favorite catcher five ninety two fan on demand. Canada's national radio motor sport thirty. Yes. Indeed. E the race line radio network, wrapping up the season started way back in February out belong scheduled in pro sport Joey Ghana wins the final four NASCAR Cup season finale to claim a two thousand eighteen championship ten years after he won rookie of the year. We were planning to have a snippet of Joey Logano from the media center in this here interview segment, but all kinds of fall over the hat flip and champagne spring and lots of picture taking did not get get it done in time to post it up there before we had to jump on the air here. So we're gonna talk about something almost as important NASCAR. President Steve Phelps? He has a couple of words on the state of the sanction going in to the season. President Steve ups from NASCAR on race line radio dot com. Steve with the recent announcement by NASCAR of acquiring outstanding. Shares of IM see and the changes in leadership, including your. Own position should people. Consider a maybe not the sport. But the organization of NASCAR sort of in a transition stage. And if you agree with that, do you think that is there a time period of weeks months or years in which those changes will be kind of visual to the fan? This way is how races are conducted or that tracks or things of that nature. So lot of pieces in there, Jim in your questions. Let me start with structure. So our chairman CEO's Jim France for those you have gone to all the races since Michigan. You have seen. Jim France, all the reasons since Michigan. He goes through driver councils OEM councils team councils, Jim is involved in the business in a significant way. Jim is a is a man who has lived NASCAR his entire life. He is a racer through and through he raised himself. He loves racing. He loves NASCAR. So. The top of that pyramid. The top of the structure is incredibly strong are there other structural changes. That will come down the line there there. Probably will I can't speak to the to the icy aquisition. But what I will say is to me if you look at the message that has been sent from Lisa Kennedy. Jim France is that we're in a double down on the sport. Because we believe in it. We believe this sports gonna grow. We believe this sport is is its best days or ahead of it. So I'm thrilled to be part of that. I'm Bill thrilled to be part of their management team. It's a we have a lot of opportunity and were excited about where we're going. Good a Bob Jerry in Jeddah about how Chrissy as peon you mentioned the new era rules package DVD that rules package as kind of savior when it comes to declining ratings and attendance, or you know, how much do you believe it will impact ratings and attendance versus any impact from initiatives on the marketing or scheduling side. Sure, you know, Bob. I think the the rules package was put in place because we want to have the most competitive racing weekend. We believe the twenty nineteen rules pack is does exactly that. What effect? It has on ratings or what effects it has on on other things that are outside of our control. I can't say I can't say that. We do we do believe that this racing. Which today arguably is the best we've ever had is going to get better. We have a promise to our fans in that promises about close competitive side by side racing. And we believe that this twenty nineteen rules package will give us exactly that. Jerry, gentlemen. Greg Jordan kickin net and p r n. Earlier this year, we sat down and talked about a new model for sponsorships for the future that sport with monster stepping out at the end of next year, where we are in that particular aspect of the sport of changing over in that transition, you addressed us. Sure. So yeah, we did talk about a new sponsorship model for you. Those of you that are unaware of what that is explain it briefly and then in turn into your question, Jerry. So the model is meant to make NASCAR easy to do business with right? So it combines assets that are from the sanctioning body from our race tracks for broadcast partners. And ultimately the teams as well. Because we want the teams to be part of it. And it makes it easy for us to do for someone to do business in our sport. And we think it's will allow us to have sponsors who want to be at the highest level come in and make sure they're acting it activating against the sport. In a significant way. And that's what we are expecting of them Mosser has been a great partner for for two years. Now, they have one more year work cited about their last year, and we will translate into this new model right now, we have no news to to tell or or announce at this particular point about who is going to be there. I can't say that we've had a significant number of of meetings with was potential sponsors. There is a general excitement around what the model could could be and where it's going. So I'm I'm bullish on making sure that we have the right sponsors in there on bullish that it's going to it's going to do what is intended to do which is to to make sure that we are getting sponsors at that highest level and rewarding for rewarding them for what they do. All right direct from the media center. A little abrupt or the other there Steve Phelps who the president of NASCAR facing the media. The Miami homestead speedway media center. On race line radio with the state of NASCAR and some very important issues as we head into the offseason. This of course, thanks Steve for stepping in. Here. We were waiting for Joey Logano to get into the media center. So we could present you some of that audio. I promise we will do that with Joey next week after he clinched the monster energy Cup championship. Thank our friends at NASCAR as well for all their cooperation and access this season. All right. Well, let a slide him with another pit stop. But coming up, the Subaru Raisani mail bag trivia contest your chance to grab the price back, then IndyCars newest face, Marcus Ericsson. This is the race line radio network. Grammar hall. And you're listening the race line. Radio shows at I tunes with your favorite pod catcher. No medical exam or health questions will be asked fight ninety fan on demand. And his national radio motor sport. Thority the race line radio network. I'm Eric Thomas. You can check up Thomas tales columns and insight track motorsport, news magazine, and on the web, it's forts net. Dots gave way we fly. Once again now with a role famous Subaru race Lonnie bag trivia contest, your chance to win another award winning Subaru prize pack. We're going to do that in the next little while we ask you Subaru trivia questions include the answers to those questions in your Email of commentary to qualify to go to the break drum for the official draw to win the prize. And this is still the question. The twenty one thousand nine Subaru WRX STI comes quipped with a multi mode C CD system in the drive train. You need to tell me what d c c d stands for last. Good again. Twenty nineteen Subaru WRX comes a of the multi mode DC CD system in the drive train. What does d c c d Stanford us Eric race line radio dot Seagate? Enter the contest with your answer. That's Eric at race line radio dot. Tse capital E R, I K symbol at race line radio. Like one big word dot CA. Let us now go to the mail bag, which I untied literally run first of all I'll tell you waiting for Joey Lugano to get to the media center. We were we're going to plug it. And everything else. I waited at the very last minute before went on the air course, so much going on there after he won the the championship in Miami. Homestead will get the audio for you on the air next week. I promise you. There was good to hear from Steve Phelps with NASCAR. Because there are some big issues like, you know, new sponsors in the I ac- stock purchase. So it was good to hear from that as well. But it happens every once in a while not trust me. I did wait to the very last minute. But I I had to go in and do the show and start the show. So we we'll have to wait till next week. That's okay. Steve Sarah, Mack. Eight hundred c KLW loyalist says Eric here's another try your contest DC stands for. He's got it right way to go. He's back into the brake drums after hearing the show last Sunday. Great, by the way. Thank you. So much began to wonder how Lewis Hamilton affair. Against the likes of Airton Senna, Nigel Mansell, Nelson PK or Michael Schumacher. Yeah. I know the equipment was very different from current F one machinery, but it's still lots of fun to think about this. As for Schumacher. I did find a fan website, the says his current state is as good as he ever will be. Of course, we we remember that he suffered a severe brain damage in a skiing accident not that long ago. And just amazing major thing that he went one seven championships in one. And then he didn't go skiing and he hits his head on a rock. And he's he's there. But he's not there have you know, what I'm talking about. Anyway, said to think of the shoe is long gone, and he's right shares. Eric Steve listening Sunday nights, eight o'clock on AM eight hundred CK L W on the border with Detroit. Tony Brandon news talk six ten CK TV is where he tunes in great show. Thank you. Tony. I appreciate you saying that the trivia answer D C D stands for. But he's got it. Right. They could Tony for your entry. And you're in there. You've got a chance to to win. The price back. I think we're going to do that next week we better because he on track racing season is is is just about done. Dwayne mayo listens in Ottawa on TNN twelve hundred Sunday nights as well. I live in the clock. I think it is. It's nice listening to you on the radio in Ottawa Eric, and he's got it. He says you're trivia question. DC CD stands for. Invert all four words on give you clue maybe not anyway match shank Midland Michigan listens. C L. Listen to race line radio. Sunday nights, eight o'clock on nine hundred Seagate you Mel Hamilton over the internet, please consider the following answer to your trivia question. DC CD stands for he's right way to go. Matt pre sheet that I think it's got a few other entries in there as well. ET of mull this over through the monster energy NASCAR season. Now done is racing comes to a close. I'd like your opinion monster energy teams compete with cars known as generation six the ideas to make them look more like their street counterparts. However, if you take off the decades of Nick, the headlights tail lights and the few other markings the cars are all the same. And he's right with that said what makes Toyota and Chevrolet Chevrolet. And of course, afford afford will the emblem on the front but other than that, they're all the same darn shape. And it's funny because we were just talking in the news about David Pearson. And if you look at all the picture, you know, David Pearson, dying look at all the photographs of him. You know, back in the sixties. He ran a forty random on t go its stock right off the floor steel. And if that car moved to the air, well, you did great. If he didn't the car was a dog ran Pontiacs Buicks Fords Chevy's all of that stuff. And they were stock cars then now, they're not they're all spec. Cars are all the same shape. Templates? Yup. Off to fit the same thing. But they're basically all the same shape and some people say to get back to stock car racing you need to get back to stock cars. Anyway, Matt goes on to close the show is the absolute best motorsport show on radio, aren't you? Nice. Matt thank you so much. I continue to pray for Robert Wickens in his recovery met shinkin Midland. Michigan listening on AM nine hundred C H L. Let's finish. Contest comments. Eric in racing radio dot CA to connect the twenty nineteen Subaru WRX STI comes quick with something called the DC CD system. What does this stand for we'll draw the price pack winner next week? Let's work the pitstop will then James Hinchcliffe newest IndyCar teammate, Marcus Ericsson. This race line presented by Subaru for the performance handling test. VR's sports copen. Do it this week the race line radio network? This is Tony sturdy listening to race line radio. Subscribe to a radio shows at I tunes or with your favorite Bod catcher. The fan on demand. Canada's national radio motorsport authority for more than twenty six consecutive seasons and counting. We the race line radio network. No, he's not replacing Canada's Robert Wickens continues his recovery from that August crash at Pocono his Schmidt Peterson team holding his seat open for him. But they do need a driver for a second car team with Canadian James change cliff next season, and that assignment falls to Sweden's, Marcus Ericsson. Former f one driver with Sabir, so courtesy of IndyCar media. Let's react some questions for Marcus Ericsson, unraced line radio, Marcus, welcome to the series. What was it about IndyCar racing in North America that made it appealing to you as a career shift? Car. Factor. And the fact that also, you know, any Nick. Every driver and every team has to win and. In missing. Thing. In the car. Some really good. So. I was looking at the company. The rookie class in contention is shaping up to be pretty strong. You know, the drivers have been announced they've all got backgrounds and driving in Europe between Roseanne Chris Colton Herta Patricio award and now yourself and coming to North America coming to IndyCar seems to be attracting a lot of drivers with similar backgrounds. As a. At the moment that he gets more and more tension. Nothing more and more drivers. Towards the car. From. He can really off your. Driver, Marcus Ericsson from Sweden formerly of the Sabra at one team coming over to join James Hinchcliffe in Schmidt Peterson motorsports in the IndyCar series next year being from Sweden. You probably know of another driver from your country that had some Indy. Five hundred heroics in Kenny Brack. What role did Kenny play in your career? If any at all, can you have you talked to him as you as you prepare for this this career jump? One of the guys from and helped me take. And I was working with Kenny for for many many years, but. Yeah. I mean, I look. Thank. Career. My career and nobody. In the car when I was younger and. What are your goals realistically for twenty nineteen? Oh, it's all new all new equipment all new environment. What what do you think you can accomplish in the new season here? Winning. Odeum do well for the team, and I know. Because everything will be part. And you. I know. But I had out that might. And can be can be up there in a win win thing. Team that. You know, I think what kind of cool is, you know, a lot of media attention is everything that you especially get in Formula one where every rumor gets publicized, it seems to me that you're move to Indy. Congress kind of kept a pretty well kept secret is was that intentional in all markets. I don't think. I don't think. Okay. And. Right up in. Announce the drive at the next year. We in enough to. For me with one. To move on and find the competing and for me, very. The most appealing Jerry's gonna fit me to that. So. Been focusing on. And then trying to find a car. And. And set up on team. The thought of that. Marcus Eriksen race line radio. Sweden's not a very large country. There's another Swedish driver in the mix for next year with Chip Ganassi in Felix Rosenquist, how much do, you know about him while I'm asking you that what do you know about your new teammate Canadian, James Hinchcliffe? Don't want. We raise. We've never made the same series card. Philly from from we with and meet him every now and then. And. More time. You know, we wanting out and that'd be a good fun. And. That would be. Yeah. From from back home, Sweden and fell on. So that's really fun. And. But. Him and he needs to be a girl them. So. Together and do the best together. I have a very good feeling. You're going to get along just famously with with Hinch. We all know what kind of a driver. He is. And would a good person as you said he is I don't think you've had a test in the in the IndyCar yet. But of course, the inevitable question is, you know, how might you compare? You know, the the IndyCar machinery to what you're used to in in Formula one. And if I can ask this as well, Marcus is this a long term deal that you've got with us PM or is it just a one year deal to start with? The car yet. Okay. Fit. Today. See I can wait to get a car. I think you'll be fun. I spoke some drivers that I've been driving cars are really really fun to try and look the power, and you know. Work. Different for me from driving. Nope. I'm no different. In the cards. I can't wait to get a pet. We work unit now, and hopefully we can get in car and drive or. That will be. Are we? And then for. Four from me and being here. For many years. Come over here, and do well, and you know, make myself career over here. I don't doors. I don't know what happens in the future. But. And now long-term project, you know, and I want to be here. Well. Marcus Eriksen raise line radio. Have you talked to either for nonchalance or Alexander Rossi both have had involvement in the Indy. Five hundred Rossi, of course, has won the classic. And we just get word. You know, prior to this that that Alonzo was gonna go back and give the Indy five hundred and other try did you talk to those guys about their thoughts about the IndyCar series as a whole, and how that you know, might be a good fit for you. Cut out. I mean that foreign a couple of weeks ago, and he seen only. You know, we really. Komo that. You've gotta love it. The race grave. Between the drivers. If you really really good and. Feeling. The car, and you know, he looked like a. Fun theories, and they're really good at fill. So all the things that. Telling me and. Fernando voted, and they're you know. Five hundred that he has so much fun. Right. He was saying only thank, you know, really fun. With them there. And you know, driver and other people that you know, around and everyone. Indycar and the right thing over here. So that made it even more clear that you know. The latest on driver to be enticed to North America and the IndyCar way of doing things. Twenty eight year old Swede Marcus Ericsson, James Hinchcliffe newest teammate at PM on race line radio. Seems like a decent chap look forward to watching him. All right. Well, let's work the final pit stop them will return on the last lap for next week show lineup and more. This race line presented by Subaru power to the heart pounding WRX as TI thirteen times any in rally manufacturers champion on the race line radio network. This is odd. You're listening to race line radio. Send us all your money. Sign up for our free podcasts at I tunes or with your favorite Bod catcher. And we'll send you a free subscription for sports net. Five ninety the fan on demand. -absolutely three. Eric Thomas, raise funding arm. Good old waistline radio network. White flag is there is women to go. So here's what we're planning for next week. We're going to process promise sound from twenty eighteen NASCAR Cup champion. Just crowned joy LA was the season. 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May 19: Chatting with Scott Goodyear and Nicholas Latifi!

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May 19: Chatting with Scott Goodyear and Nicholas Latifi!

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You say red bull driver, native son, vex, max Verstappen was the push behind this reinstatement that is to schedule ads for twenty twenty the Vietnam, grand prix at Hanoi. Already confirmed now racing wise. F off until Monaco, on the twenty six Mercedes starting to make a runaway of this thing ready, aren't they? Yes, five straight one to finish between Hamilton and BOTAS and Merck almost a hundred points ahead of unstable. Ferrari, Lewis reminds us that will always be raise tension between himself in BOTAS. But in the end the team is the thing. Yes, is going to be close ties between us and tensions that systemic because she always tension when you wanna be somebody else. But the fundamental key with team have to be a team player this, we don't hear from selves, wanna win the championship individually, but what we paid to do is win for the team and to the team. So that have no, that's the way it's supposed to work out. Make Hamilton detractors even more uncomfortable. You see this the current points leader brightening, the day of a terminally ill five year old boy, sending trophy from his win in Spain in one of his full blown fully functioning Mercedes f one cars to the lads house in Surrey England. Lewis, moved by little hairy Shah's battle with bone cancer. You see, along with the car on the trophy, Hamilton, also said, Harry a pair of signed driving blouse in video message, also dedicated his Spanish GP wind, the youngster, you see Lewis, a beauty guy. Coming up f- to also idle until Monaco, but coming up on our first guest segment, three time race winner, and current points leader, Montreal zone, nNcholas Latifi the continental tire sports car report brought to you by continental tire, for what you do one of our favorite guests because he's good. And good guy red deer Albert is Parker Thomson with a double podium in the Victoria day weekend. See TMP winning the Canadian touring car championship run in the Audi r eight and second. It is new speed star Porsche ride in GT three Canada Cup. A young man is winning just about everywhere blown pant GT's series. Ethnic entire motorsport. Park canadians. Martin Barclay, and Kyle Marcel won the pro-am division NHRA drag racing Virginia. Nationals at Richmond. The winner Steve Torrens fourth in a row. He dropped Canada's Todd Payton in the first round in funny car, Ron CAPPS. Again, that's his second while in a row. Bo butner his fourth winning pro stock. The rally news, a presentation of the Subaru WRX and WRX, STI creating those monster sales. Yes. Very pleased to tell you a broadcast partner. Subaru Canada Inc. Have renewed as presenting sponsor of the Canadian rally championship media relations manager. Julia tells race line radio. The CRC is the best stage to showcase the strength of their brand models. 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And unofficial documentary feature film. Michael Schumacher fully supported by his family. I have to tell you is to be released later this year. Title simply Schumacher, while the film is backed by a major production company and features interviews with Michael's dad Ralph, his wife Karina, and his kids Gina and Mick, and many of the key players in his career along with unseen, archival footage, the film currently in post production is being made by a word winning German filmmakers, Michael Weck, and Hans Bruno Cameron's. It'll be debuted at the Cannes film festival, and that's her for this week on the rice line race wrap your opinions questions comments on issues and headlines of the news, are encouraged, we do need to hear from y'all share your thoughts series. Fellow gear heads across Canada could win you the grand prize on the Subaru Raisani mail trivia contest. If you qualify to win we play that contest in just a few minutes time. All right. Donna, a pitstop goes right about here. But coming up, part, one of our interview with Canadian two points leader, nNcholas Latifi from Montreal than more Indy. Five hundred preview we're gonna bring back pillow. Connect Scott Goodyear. This is race line presented by Subaru a range of from his drive this week at your local Subaru dealer, anywhere along the race line radio. Nets. Hi, this is Scott good. You're coming right back on line radio. This ain't like when you're at a game and sign up for a credit card just to get the prize. And then you mmediately cancel the credit card because there's no prize. When you sign up for a radio shows at I tunes for with your favorite podcast here at five ninety two fan on command. Canada's national radio motor sport already the race line radio network in a never ending never end. Never tiring west, I'm trying to say to showcase Canadian racing talent. It just can't help very impressed by a twenty three zero pilot Montreal for TSN six ninety who's leading the pack it f- to a major development wrong in the Formula one ladder, working the France based dams racing entry. He's collective three winds of the first three doubleheaders at Bahrain Baku and Barcelona. And he's the current series points leader vote with the first of a two part interview. Let's meet nNcholas Latifi on race line radio. There may be better starts to seasons. But you've got to be pretty happy with this one. Said it's been an amazing start to the season. I mean much better than than I honestly would have subpoenaed going into the year. Yeah. I mean, oh, always going going into the new season for sure, you always have ice speculation be no Osman the until you start to get the first race on your belts. Never quite sure what you know how it's gonna play out, you know, especially coming into this year, you know what the goal to fight for the championship for sure. Starting off strong always built golfing. Then, you know, kind of Michael starts start this year. How house ending last year was, you know, quite. If you win podiums. And it's always back at the front towards the last third of, of last year. Let's say so. Yeah, manage to do that. And yet that I've won all this first race of the season. All the was was good. You know a good. Feeling myself number working in the right way. And then yet continued that no reporting in the first four aces. You said leading, both drivers and teams championship is, is quite nice quite, nice, indeed, Montreal's, nNcholas Latifi drives, number six Dilara for dams racing in the formula, two championship for those that don't know nNcholas was at the usual path for you in your career when you started as a kid that come from karting and just kind of go from there was at that usual path. Usual in the sense that, yeah, I started in karting, but tool defense that I started that only when I was two years old, which is actually quite quaintly. Okay. Yeah the racing. I mean most of the people I rec- and a lot of people, I'm starting back in Canada. I mean start around like eight years old got the extreme, you know, gassing in Europe, when you know, especially if the parents were involved in motor sports, you know, a lot of pub driving for the one they started with four five even earlier than that this thirteen of stumbled upon upon the sports and. Yeah. To got into racing more competitively by bid, please parts for years, my last year of racing karts with also my first year of racing cars twelve. Well, and then yeah, just kind of progressive guess my way formula three point five in the past few seasons in GP to now. Now too. Yep. Nncholas Latifi line radio. You know, it, it's one of those things where you always want to qualify, well, no matter what series you're in. But especially enough to you know you guys don't get a lot of looks at the racetrack. Not a lot. Not a lot of track time. So you really want to attack qualifying Nick. And I think that is something you really want to do to improve on because it certainly is a lot easier to do it. You do when you're starting near the front than if you're in the middle in the back, right? Going into this year. That was one of the main goal of mine to improve the qualify performance. I mean, I've, I've always had quite good race pace, which is kind of a skill and self how to manage his probably tires, which are very sensitive to, to, to dry reinforce overheating sliding, so you really have to have this driving styling in the race. But then call fine. Yeah. Was to be the weakness from last season. And as you said, when you start at the front, and just makes the race soul so much easier. You know, not having to battle with the experience, guys are, like kind of you'll take the self out of less of a chance axing to start just kind of manage everything easier. So you know every race that I found myself in a position at the front or in the lead in the first few laps I mean it, it definitely is much easier to control control everything and most violent come away with, with podiums from those physician. So that's yeah, that's definitely very important. You have done some development work, obviously for what is now. Racing point to know working with the Williams organization they've got they've got some work to do to get their car better, but the F two car and the Formula one car. You really can't compare anything to an F one card. But I would think that the F two car what I be accurate and saying might get close. Between the two and the one is very, very big be sure on the track. It could be twelve seconds difference of lot five. Yeah. Yeah. It is a really big difference, especially since two three years. That's one of the one we don't change regulations and the wider wings wider tires kind of improved pre four seconds and anything are for two car, which was new last year. It's almost like a second and a half floor appreciation, really. It's kind of a bit more more of a gap to differences is actually downforce issue for sure there's much more power torque. So, you know, going going fast in the street line is always fun with a racist. The differences is being child speed. And you said potential these cars the corners, which is every time I won. I'm even Houston Phil kind of shocks. Wow. That grippier. Well with three wins and the current points lead in the f two series. He's also test drive, by the way for Williams and f one hoping to get those guys better. There's part, one of our interview with Montreal's own nNcholas Latifi on race line radio is this guy got some talent? We're gonna roll part two of our Latifi interview next week really really has been getting some people to notice him. All right. Donna, let's work in other pitstop were devote here, but still to come the Subaru race on Email back trivia contests and then more Indy five hundred preview our good friend, Scott. Goodyear, back with us. This is the race line radio network. This is Joseph new garden. And you're listening to race line radio. Send us all your money. Sign up for our free podcasts at I tunes or with your favorite Bod catcher, and we'll send you a free subscription for sports net. Five ninety the fan on demand absolutely free. Ready? Canada's knack. Norio motorsport authority. We are the rice line radio network. I'm Eric Thomas. Ticket. My Thomas tales comes inside track motorsport news magazine on the end on the web at sports dot CA. So we go again with our Subaru race on Email trivia, contest and other grand prize pack to win if you qualify by entering the Subaru trivia questions correctly, in your Email comments, if you do that the entry goes into the brake drum with a winner drawn at the end of the racing season at random that's November. Here's a new qualifying trivia question. Do answer to qualify to win the price pack here. It's the twenty nineteen Subaru WRX STI, you know, that'd be at one our PM is peak power achieved with three hundred ten horsepower. Turbo charged engine. I would read it a second time with a twenty nineteen Subaru WRX STI at what RPM is peak power achieved with the three hundred ten horsepower. Turbocharged boxer engine. Okay. Us Eric race line radio dot CA. Connected. Enter the trivia contest for your chance to win the price back. That's Eric at race line radio dot CA capital. E R, I K symbol at race line radio. Like when big word don't put a gap in there. She'll mounts on you dot CA. That's Eric at race line radio dot CA. Let us now go to the mail bag here. Oh, yes. I wanted to finish this often. I started this last week a young landing wealth Christian stinger, Lynn, gotta hope pronouncing that, right? It looks like the all the letters will fit in. That is in listens to our podcast sports net. Five ninety the fan. He's, he says Eric laid to know your Pinon onto make F one more enjoyable for the fans the idea, one, I got to go through the whole thing here. This is really well thought well-thought-out remove qualifying from all we can except for race one. This will save tires and money for the teams. Maybe two practices on the Saturday and no more Friday race. One is the second step for only the first race of the year. Have it all the same using qualifying to make up the grid order, and then three once the drivers start earning? Points after the first race use the points to determine the grid start for the remaining races. But in reverse order Hamilton twenty five points. We'll start twentieth race to eighteen points. We'll start nineteen to follow the only issue is when drivers are tied in the standings and where do they place on the grid right now? Six seven eight all tied with thirteen points going into Monica, but yet are place in that order. Okay. Maybe just go with that. Anyway, he thinks this, would you know what he's trying to do? Obviously is juggled the starting field here. I mean, there's all kinds of different ways that we've seen racing sanctioning bodies do things being trans to have the, the inverted five where they would take the top five including the pole sitter, and you, you, you work. Your guts out to get the poll, then they flip you down. You start fifth and the fifth place. Qualifier starts on the pole. There's a reason why Ron fellas and I used to call the perverted five because that's what it was. It wasn't a very good idea. Now, you know, and but Christian here how has some, some good ideas. And I know that they are every once in a while talking about how to change. The process of qualifying and, you know, yeah, reducing costs by having less runs. Less practice the you know the way they break through the qualifying down. It's not a bad idea. But I don't know Christian if they would be willing to go completely away, as I think you're missive here looks at it. I think that they would want to stay a little bit closer to what they have now, whether, I think, Christians idea as a say, it's very elaborate, it's very detailed and very well thought out. But I'm thinking, you know, one the way they've got it now, I think they may tweak it, but I don't know whether they would be willing to adopt anything, this radical, and I don't know whether radical is the right word, but look at it this way, the teams in the drivers in the and the organizations that they have they're always looking at ways of, of trying to make it better. You know, I, I know what you're trying to do. You've got Mercedes and Ferrari at the top, and then you've got red bull in there and, you know, we getting maybe some of the, the. Other teams involved at the top with Mick the racing better in theory, I suppose you're right. But again, you know, maybe just sort of put this aside and maybe on the back burner. But I really would kind of doubt that f one would would go radically away from the where the way they're doing it now. And of course, the argument on the other side, is that if you if you reduce anything that's on track that the fans get jumpy, and then the sponsors on the side of the race cars, get jumping because they're not getting the exposure that they need for full value for the sponsorship packages, and that is, what really drives, most of the decisions is it good for the sponsors. Because the sponsors on the side of those cars that fund those teams to the tune of billions of dollars every year, ultimately have the final decision on what form of on-track activity, you have to make sure that the sponsors, get the exposure that they need to make their packages viable understand what I mean. Anyway, Christian, thanks so much for your note, being the man that you are enlisting on the podcast on sports net five ninety two fan in. Motto Senator contest entries us Eric race line radio dot CA to connect the trivia question of the twenty nine nineteen Subaru WRX STI RPM the peak RPM wins in a cheap to the three hundred ten horsepower, turbocharged boxer engine. Let's work another pit stop right here. Donna, then Canada's Scott Goodyear. Tell us about a new gig. He was supposed to be the spotter for Nando Alonzo and the Indy five hundred. This is race line, presented by Subaru for the element performance, handling test drive veers at sports coupe and do it this week on the race line radio network. This is true on. You're listening to raise line radio. Subscribe to a radio shows at I tunes or with your favorite bide catcher do not settle to man man's sports net. Five ninety two fan on demand. Canada's national radio motor sport authority, don't you know, into our twenty-seventh consecutive year on the air across Canada. We are the race line radio network. Well field is all set now for the one hundred and third winning the biggest race in this board the greatest spectacle in racing the Indianapolis five hundred at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway speedway, Indiana, on the twenty six of may Simon passion for Penske is on the Paul candidates. James Hinchcliffe makes the field this year. Thirty-second middle of the very last row. And lots of is certainly to time f one champ for Nantou Alonzo with his own. Mclaren entry this time failing, yes. Failing to qualify with the Canadian who came within an eyelash winning the ninety two classic. Toronto zone, Scott. Goodyear scheduled to do some spotting for him on the radio. But Scott in this has an interesting retrospective on, Alonzo. So this was, of course recorded before the qualifying. So I am going to air this let you hear this because he has a nice, retrospective on Fernando Alonzo, fellow Canadian motorsport hall of Famer Scott Goodyear. Back with us on race line radio out of this, this all come to pass. Tell us how this came together. Yes. Timing is is everything, all met for NANDA couple years ago when you just hear racing for the team in two thousand seventeen and I was with ABC CNN. So you get to view and chat and get to know and take notes and everything about nature. So new that it was a good guy at that point in time. But when McLaren call just wanted to see if I was free in the month of may, and this may be chatted last time our series. Do anything in the month of may allowing all the cruise for the four three teeth turn around and let their guys come and work on extra cars run here at the speedway. So I was free and very interested in doing it. So now I'm sprucing something do in different here in Apple's five-hundred. Yeah. Your cars going around the background. I'm sure at this point in time now. Well of your if you're at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We kind of expect cars in the background. I think what Maria's out there in the two. Seater is talking. He is every morning. Yeah. They have a couple of two cedars going around Mario's always here. Crocodile. You know, at his age, he still loves to get the race and and, and still goes fast. Yes. Perfect perfect. Now, listen is this just a spotter capacity for you with McLaren and Alonzo, Scott? Or is there any advisory information you may be relaying his well? Or is it just spotting? Well, actually, the, the head engineer Andy Brown. I worked with before. Yes. You know, we, we have the meetings in the morning understand what's going on, for the day for the running of the car, which always spotters always sitting in participating in and then generally just sitting and listening in on the debrief that go on at the end of the day. And you know, along those pretty amazing guy, they have an amazing group of engineers here at, at McLaren led by Andy Brown. Who is he's won the Indy five hundred here before you know, I'm just sitting there on the sidelines listening. And, you know, a couple of conversations maybe once in a while. But, you know, I think with everything that goes on today, the that on here to be able to actually listen in and not saying adding advice, but certainly love listening and have discussion here there. But, you know, they don't they don't from an engineering perspective. You let the engineers do what they do best. Yeah, exactly has for Nando taught. To you about what kind of spotting he likes? I mean you've been the other way around. You've had spotters before some like a lot of chatter Scott, others. Like sparse talking on the radio of you. Had any kind of an idea, you know, how much talk and how much spotting advice for Nando may require. Yeah, obviously, when you get here, and you go through that discussion, you know, and I should also share with you, that the in cook another Canadian that has raised up in Canada for years in the spotting for years the other spot, turn three for me. I've been I've been going through a little bit of a learning curve, just with that. But it's very easy to pick up 'cause you know what a driver wants and, and every driver's different into your point. Some drivers like a lot of information chat to them a lot and some just like it just the bullet points and as gone on for the tests, and these couple of days. We're just refining what he needs. And you know with drivers that level drivers at all level here. Indiana, eric. It's just, you know in for me. I didn't wanna whole lot of chatter in the year and Fernando's much the same way. Okay. That's good. That's good. Similar styles. In terms of what you want for NANDA was wired differently. Isn't he he's, he's, he's a different kind of a cat, but he is very, very intriguing. And interesting study. Isn't he? He is. Because he you know, I worked with him in the test year that we had a couple of weeks ago for the one day test, and also here for working on the, the, the amount of data that he seems to be able to absorb in recall, almost like he's got an extra computer chips in the dorm, I there, I'll tell you that, you know, and maybe, maybe that's the whole function from the situation where, you know, those guys are so data driven in one are in IndyCar, and every other time before motor sport. But I think more so at one and simulators, etc. Etc. So, yeah, it's been very interesting. For me just sort of see that and he's a guy that is so serious. But I'll tell you he's the most likable guy you can never work with because you get to know more, obviously just from a media perspective couple years ago. But certainly, now you get the chance to really see the guy behind the scenes and he is doesn't and it's nice as there is for a guy that has bachelor that he does. Will the motor sport. Yeah. It's pretty cool to see how normally but it's very interesting also that you can tell where the garages Fernando Alonzo because that's where all the spectators. Yeah. I mean, you know, we have various people to watch, and you'll former winners that are there, and of course, we watch, you know, Hinch being a Canadian watching very, very carefully. But certainly, a lot of attention around for non to Alonzo. His spotter for the five hundred will be our very own Scott. Goodyear, course her Rolex in, in, in ninety two tack little bit about if you can't just a couple of seconds, Scott. The difference really between the cars now compared to the car that you had in ninety two. The, the idea is still to get around there without hitting anything but, you know, the cars are, so are they so vastly different? Ores is the basic engineering in around them kind of similar, or they just so vastly different. Well, you know, I think certainly back in the day that we had cars without as much grip. We have so much worse, our back in the car era in the nineties, when I got involved, whereas our kept creeping up, and we were into nine hundred nine hundred thirty nine hundred fifty power on road courses, obviously de-tune, maybe a little bit, and you can't use all that sometimes on, on oval. But you know now they have, you know, few hundred horsepower, but the tires are better. The chassis is better. You know, I think that the teams have all resign up to a higher level. So, yes, you recall races that we're involved in, there was some neat racist going on. But, you know, there might have been two or three players at the end of the day you think about what's going on now with competition level only drivers. But teams then you've got you know, so many guys that are capable of winning. And that's the neat thing about today's racing. I mean, the field is deeper, thicker and competitions probably all the way through fifteen or twenty s deeper than what we had back in our day now, as we're talking here for Nando did have a trip into the wall, first guy, too. Do that. But I look at it this way he's fine. He got out and he's been cleared and he's and he's okay. And they've got a car to repair. But now he knows where the edge is doesn't. He. Well, you know, and I think that might have been little bit of dirty air from the car in front, and the front one little bit wide and raise the wall or free. I guess you can't say grace at two hundred twenty miles an hour. But, you know, the thing is that, that the thing that he said to be well, I guess I'm a member of the club now. So you're their member of the club, or you're going to become a member of the club run here as far as hitting the walls. He's going to be a better situation, you know, with Zac Brown in charge of the McLaren team. I mean the last time he ran there he ran in with Michael Andretti is huge organization. The fact that it's a little more concentrated. It's their own effort. Is that you think that's going to be a better situation for, for NANDA going into the five hundred Scott? Well, I think that anytime you walk into a turnkey operation, if you arrive here in your with an ready or Penske, or canasta, you know, Ed carpenter seems pretty stout here too. You know you sit in is I don't wanna call plug and play. But I mean, in plus you have emails around with you. And let's recall here that, you know, this is all brand new team, there might be three or four US-based people on this team. The rest are all from England. Right. So when you think about it, you've got these guys coming over not only learning Bacar learning IndyCar learning tires learning. Everything about the engine learning the track all the stuff that is going on other teams done here for years or decades. If you will McLaren's trying to get it all done here short space of a month. So I mean combine them with what they're trying to accomplish what they're doing and, you know, and there's no, there's none of this, where McLaren of where one with the guys. That's all they know they all got rookie stripes on their back and their whole goal to turn around and just make sure that the Lurs much off. Able in with the offroad extertion yesterday or wallet stirs. These guys were here late last night. And I thing this morning. So that's what Indies all about mo- Scott. It's perfect gig for you. You certainly have your own place in history with the Brickyard in the, the Indianapolis five hundred and I can't think of a better person to do some spotting for, for Mr. Lonzo solicit as we're talking going into qualifying here, the very, very best of luck with it, and we'll check in after the race and see how things played out. Thank you so much for the time. Scott's, always a pleasure. All right. Joy well obviously recorded prior to qualifying for the Indianapolis five hundred and as we know by now for none of Alonzo. The man who Scott Goodyear, there was going to spot for did not make the field. I think he lost getting into the, the last roll by what a few tenths of a second or something like that anyway, some nice, retrospective and some insight into the man, we appreciate that Canada's. Scott Goodyear, always great to have him on the matter. What he's doing. Okay. Donna, the final pitstop is here. We're going to return the last laugh show rundown and more race line. 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Let's get some more good sales news from our friends and partners at Subaru Canada Inc. Shali okay best ever October. Sales over fifty. Six hundred sube sold a two point six jump over October of last year the Imprison Crosstrek up twenty five and forty three percent while the all new outback's on eight point six percent over last year along the network on Cherry N Kubeck performing very well Ontario boasting your best October ever over eighteen hundred Subaru's leaving the lots a record. Fifty eight thousand units sold last year. We're already at forty-seven Gir- now with two months to go once again. We have to thank you for these great numbers. We do appreciate y'all INDYCAR shocker. Might be the INDYCAR story of the year. The face and personality of this series won't be back with Gerald McClellan Smith Peterson next season as as a driver his contract will be honored. What he's been replaced by rookies and former indy. Lights champions ask you and awarded for Twenty Twenty hench now thirty two also the face of Honda Canada as you know but current. Honda powered rides are occupied. He might do some indy. Five hundred watts. Maybe or a third car at Letterman Ray Haldeman Lanigan or Dale. Coyne of enough sponsorship can be found. Ganassi is interested as well but of course he chevrolet powered he's collected. Hinchcliffe has six wins at indy. Five hundred pole but is winless since Iowa last year race line radios left a message for inch to call us back so far. The LAD hasn't and it's kind of understandable during a team media teleconference. We asked about fellow Canadian Robert Wickens and CO owner. Sam Schmidt responded the part of the team As a coaching consultant. He will be there at the majority of the races next year. If fifteen young guys to get acclimated as quick as they can so he fired the team but also got a major focus on reading and that is true. And that's good for Robert but I'm sure that Hinchcliffe will be in a new ride in time for next season somewhere. Not Losing his patented sense of humor on a social media post he just considers this and other battle and at the end of the day quoting. There's not much a little maple syrup and the leafs game can't fix end of quote and isn't that patented Hinchcliffe. I'll have an editorial on his shameful treatment later in the show. Okay Formula One the US Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas Austin Texas all Lewis Hamilton. That to do was finished eighth or better and he banks championship number six trying to win it on hard tyres in one pitstop he did get passed by. Voltaire Botas with five laps to go but the second place good enough for his six championship. One better than Fangio one less than Schumacher Mercedes wins drivers and constructors again in two thousand nineteen Canada's Stroll in sexist thirteenth. No points again. Let's stay in Texarkana and head on over to Fort. Worth and the second race of the NASCAR Cup playoff round of eight at the Texas Motor speedway another needlessly long race before mostly empty seats saw Kevin Harvick lead one hundred nineteen laps for his fourth win of the season to lock in a spot in the final four. Eric Morales Second Daniel Suarez third. That's a Stewart Haas one-two-three Finish Cup clippings after his win at Martinsville. Do WE CONSIDER MARTIN. True Ex Junior. The playoff favorite. Now they want it all two years ago. Don't forget so many. Do carry that line of thinking marks Canadian crew chief. Coal pearn believes well. He likes being locked into the final four. This early pretty Pretty cool to be going to homestead You know I think for the last five years for us and the first time we've ever been Locked in this early so so coming up. I guess segment sound with Martinsville winner. Martin Trebek's junior a big fan of grandfather clock it seems and after that Post Martinsville scuffle between Lugano and Hamlin. Penske's Dave Nichols junior tire tech on Ghana's car was suspended Texas guilty of member to member confrontation with physical violence. Ooh In a video of the dust up you can clearly see Nichols is seen grabbing the back of Hamlin's fire soon yanking into the ground which was not cool. Nascar XFINITY playoff Texas. Chris Bell lead just over half the two hundred laps to advance to their final four truck. Playoff resumes in a week in Phoenix candidate. Stuart freezing hanging tough to second in the points. The continental tire sports car report brought to you by continental tire for what you do the sports car. Championship L. N. P. Field looks a little bit healthier for next season new to the series. Aaron Motorsport with a brand new ORCA. Oh seven Gibson team. Well established an historic racing. Circles is run by team principal ex grand racer kyle tilly the rally news the presentation of the Subaru wrx and wrx ti creating those monster sales. It's all official now. Spain's Fernando Alonzo has confirmed he will compete in the famous Takhar rally in January next year in the truck division the two time f one champion the first former F one title. Is You know to race in the desert endurance classic to be held in Saudi Arabia for the very first time. Do some bikes here. World Motor. Gp Malaysian Grand Prix. Sepangar maverick finales led every LAP TO DOMINATE KEEPING CHAMP. Marc Marquez Andrea Decio. So behind him the entire way and Nhra drag racing their second last run in their countdown to the championship in Las Vegas the winners Brittany Force in top fuel. Matt Hagen his fourth of the year in funny car and her second wally this season to Erica enders. That of course improve stock. But you just might ask yourself how faster these nitro monsters going. These days at Vegas in the second round of qualifying the same Brittany Force laid down the fastest top fuel pass in. Nhra drag racing. History get this a blistering three hundred and thirty eight point one seven miles an hour in three point six five nine seconds simply utterly astounding faces in the pits. Montreal's Nicholas Latifi drove for Williams during free practice in Mexico and in Texas Latifi who currently occupies a second in the standings. We'll do it again. Brazil next month the Canadian and former radio guest as already carried out seven practices. Four Williams This year is part of his test and development role. He drove George Russell's car at Coda. Nick is the front runner for Williams. Spare SEAT ALONGSIDE. Russell for twenty twenty. After Robert Could Beats announced his leaving the team at the end of the season and Canadian drivers sweat what is known as eastern states weekend at Orange County Fair speedway Middletown New York about sixty outside of New York City. This is the oldest dirt track championship in the Northeast Super Dirt. Week champion Matt Shepherdess in Catherine's when the three fifty eight small block dirt modified feature at Eastern states fellow Niagara Peninsula and Stewart freezing claimed the big box side started this one tail and still won this of course after Nascar truck travels caused him to miss the qualifying heats amazing performances for both. And that'll do it for this week on the race. Line race. Wrap your questions your opinions. Comments and headlines in the news are always welcome to. Let's hear from you. Share your thoughts and theories fellow gear heads across Canada who wins the grand prize and the Subaru race. Lonnie mailbag Trivia contest. If you qualify. We played the contest in a few short shakes. All right a rain a pit. Stop here please. But up ahead in the first GUEST SEGMENT NASCAR playoff Martinsville winner. Martin tricks junior and then partner Thompson. This race line presented by Subaru arena performance. Ride this week at your local Subaru dealer anywhere along the Line Radio Network this James Hitchcock and you're listening to race line. Radio subscribe to a radio shows at I tunes or with your favorite pod catcher. No medical exam or health questions will be asked sports. Knit five nine fan. On demand. Canada's National Radio Motorsport Day will get on top of that block of the because of the time. Change THE BATTERY. We are the race align radio network sent this last week. Didn't wink eight NASCAR Cup. Drivers left in the playoff and three of them. Driving Taylor's for Joe Gibbs Racing Kyle Busch Martin twigs junior and Canadian crew chief. Coburn with a pair of playoff wins in Martinsville. And wouldn't you know what they stole in the field there leading all but thirty six to the five hundred laps to lock down a spot in the final four. Does that mean that? He is focused on the championship. He considers Martinsville a personal triumph. So let's get some Martinsville media center sound from Martin Tricks Junior on race. Line Radio Martin. If you just want to open up talking about this big winner advancing to homestead sure. Yeah just really happy about. Obviously you know. Been really proud of everybody on our team for For what they did and the car they brought the pit stops today. We'RE INCREDIBLE GUYS. Did a great job so just all around a great day and You lead that. Many laps is pretty incredible here. So Big Day. Big Win and You know I think homestead is the bonus so here we go see if we going another championship Mark Darrow. Prn Martin. Can you talk about I heard a little comment that you made on. Nbc after the race about the intensity and how. It's never been this intense. I can you just talk to that. A little bit and try to explain to the fans and folks like us with that with that intensity feels like am. I could try but I'm not that good at it. You know to be honest. It's hard to explain. It's hard to without being on that track. It's hard to feel. What guys are you know? Put Online and how hard to drive their cars and all those type of things so. I just think I feel like every year I've been in this playoff format. It's gotten more difficult. It's got it just seems like every year or somehow people turn up the intensity even more and. I don't know how possibly think this year some you know the rules package and especially on the bigger tracks you know with the four and five wide restarts and things like that that that play into what we're doing but just feel like there's a lot more a lot more intensity there's a lot more on the line anymore. I guess by Packers Fax Sports. I have to What what point this year did you if you had any sort doubt that you whether you could win a championship at gives. Were you like about from day one. You knew that was Jimmy out during the season at all that you might not be in this position. Oh okay. I wouldn't went there if I didn't think championship. I would retired and forgive my other question so I did. Awesome is there. How HAVE THE PLAYOFFS? Been any different being with gibbs than they were when you two years ago when you made your championship run with furniture row. He has a good question. I think for me no I feel. I don't really feel much different about it. I think the cool thing about it was. We had You know when we were at furniture row the first year. We had an alliance with the second year when we won the championship. Seventeen we had the the alliance which agr so It feels a little different because we were kind of like the outsiders. And then you know that Gibbs and now you know we have all those people they're pulling for us and and wanting us to do good so it's a little bit different. I think from that perspective but for me I mean that's all team stuff that's for coal to deal with and in the in the career guys in the pit crew and all that stuff You know for me. I don't really feel like it's any different. You know. I do the same job now as I did. Then I just have a lot more people than other names during the week and thanks so it's a little bit different but at the end of the day doesn't change a lot for me Charles Rockstar. News One thing I want to ask is how does it feel you won the race? You should be getting that attention but all the TV is talking about the fight. It's fine school is fine. Yeah whatever but you said you didn't give a damn or ABC. I don't glad to be out of that fight right. I'm glad I'm not fighting. I'm glad I won. And not only you know honestly not only. It's really not only about going to homestead for me. This is a huge win for me. Personally this is huge. I was so mad. Part of the reason also made last year wasn't because a homestead. I felt like we could still get there and and we did. I wanted to win this race. I want it to win at Martinsville because it had been so. It's been so tough for me and First couple of times I came here. I mean we were terrible. I mean awful. You know I seen Bono yesterday. Speaker Chief Kevin Mammalian and we joked about how bad we bad. We ran here the first couple of times just yesterday. So you know for me. It's just a personal thing. You know you WANNA be able to win everywhere you wanna be able to conquer all the things you say. I need to figure that out and To finally get it here it just feels good you know so homestead. Yeah it's awesome but You know standing here today. The wind here and taking that grandfather clock homes even bigger to me in my living room. You'll be able to see it since you walk in the front door so I've actually looked at that spot before and thought grandfather clock would look good right there. Yeah Winning the Cup Championship two years ago. And with a good head of steam into the final four this season I wasn't that great at Texas but his matter is already locked into the final four more than a few think that True Mex- junior and his Canadian crew chief. Coal pearn are the favorites going in to homestead. Not many people pick them at the beginning of the year. But you know what you know. These guys could be okay. These guys could be okay. They've say they've won it before. They're in the playoffs. He wanted to win. Martinsville got that. Nice grandfather clock to the front door so you can see it when I walked in but good on them and they could be the favorites going into the final four all right. Lorraine let's work in the pit. Stop if we can right here but still to come the Subaru Race Lonnie mailbag trivia contests. And we're going to wrap up another ultra busy season for red deer zone Mr Parker Thompson. So don't you dare go anywhere lots more to do. This is the race line or Radio Network Louis Tomlinson and you're listening to race align rating subscribed to a radio shows at I tunes or with your favorite podcast. Your Man Sports Net five ninety two fan on demand. Canada's national radio motorsport genius indeedy Race Line Radio Network. I'm Eric. Thomas have a look John Taylor Collins and inside track motorsports news magazine on the Web at Sports Net dot CA. If you do not mind and I know you don't I'm in control of it anyway. It doesn't matter anyway. I just I want to suspend the contest just for this week because I want to do a to`real that that I wrote for Sports Net and a few other places as well on the Hinchcliffe situation and I I want to get this off my chest because I think I'm more disappointed than angry over. What's happened to James Hinchcliffe? I really thought the people running the era McLaren Smith Peterson INDYCAR team. I thought they were better than this. I thought they were bigger than this but I guess I was wrong to tell your driver a few weeks ago. The driver who almost killed himself working for you. Your contract for twenty twenty will be honored only to call him a month later to tell them yeah. The contract is still going to be honored. You're going to be paid but you won't be driving and you've been replaced by a pair of rookies. I think it's downright disgusting and I think it's downright cruel first of all you do not call an employee to deliver news like that. You have the guts to bring him in for a meeting and look him straight in the eye before you kick him in the head. There was pressure from the new McLaren ownership not to have hinchcliffe drive for the Chevy power team next year. Why the devil wasn't Hinchcliffe. Told before the season was over. So we'd have a better chance to land a ride and to make this even more revolting. We're told that hinch was in contact with several hundred teams About as possible availability but stop looking when he was told he was good for twenty twenty with his current team. That in my Book Ladies and Gentlemen is Dirty Pool and the face and personality of the INDYCAR series did not deserve to be treated that way. Yes the business of sports can be cut throat and it can be heartless at times but this could have been handled much better and handled much more professionally. I have to wonder about the team principals. And what possessed them to conduct business? This way Sam Schmidt himself a quadriplegic after his own racing crash close to twenty years ago knows personally. What sacrifices drivers sometimes have to make to succeed? Hinchcliffe came within seconds of dying after that horrible crash. Indianapolis driving for Mr Schmidt. It makes. You wonder doesn't it? I don't profess no Canadian. Rick Peterson and have always legs. Jill Farren but their method of management in this case as I said to me is highly disappointing. James is only thirty two and despite recent struggles winless this past season. He can tell her an indycar with the best of them his intelligence his eloquence is sparkling personality adds significantly to his value something. Today's drivers need to make a living going fast. Drivers are now part of their sponsors marketing attack. And Hinchcliffe is the absolute best in this critical category. I cannot believe for a second that the INDYCAR series wants to lose James To other pursuits and I cannot really believe that. Savary Green wants to promote the Toronto indie without a hometown or Canadian driver on the grid. Hinch classy pro that he proclaims this is just another fight in his career. He accepts the challenge. It is remarkable sense of humor states quoting at the end of the day. There's not much a little maple syrup and the least game can't fix end of quote you see. His POPULARITY IS NO ACCIDENT. Two teams both. Honda propulsion have shown immediate interest in Hinchcliffe? Bobby Ray Hall End Dale Coyne to close to six million dollars though American to add a third car to either team. But I've gotta think that Honda Canada and Honda USA would consider funding Hinchcliffe stride for all the cars. He's helped them sell over the years but one spread awhile here. Let's not discount other series and other cars for his future. It's a known fact that a NASCAR team was considering James's a hired gun for the Cup series playoff run on the oval at Charlotte Sports car racing with him so maybe on the World Endurance Championship hold potential as well even had contact just recently from Nascar candidate series. Drivers saying you think Hinchcliffe would be interested in driving some of the road courses. He may have a right available of the money's right. So you just never know but no matter where it happens to be or in. What form of racing conveyance? I'm very firm in my belief that the mayor of Hinch town will land squarely on his feet. And this nasty episode. Nasty people will clearly the behind him. And that's off my chest. I don't know I just don't think that the face and personality of the INDYCAR series. You know really deserves you not to be treated in that fashion. I thought he deserved a whole lot better. And I think a lot of fans due to and I'm not alone in this. A lot of drivers really believe he got a raw deal now. Now Chip Ganassi said he's interested in is the sponsorship can be found but as I said GonNa take about six million bucks. Us to get him in a car to have Rahal. Letterman Lanigan out of third car to work with Graham Rail into Goumas shadow and with the four day and US and Tino Ritchie over a dale. Coyne that's an awful lot of money an awful lot of money but we'll have to wait and see what happens next week. We're going to play the contest again. The question you have to answer to qualify to win the prize pack on Twenty Twenty Subaru. Wrx including braking system upgrade. You need to name the upgrade Eric. Race Line Radio DOT CA. Let me know what you think about the Hinchcliffe Tobacco. Another pit stop here. Lorraine Domingo one on one with Canada's most versatile driver Mr Parker Thomson this is race line presented by Subaru for the ultimate performance. Handling test. Drive will be ours. Sports Coupe this week and he went along the race. Line Radio Network. This is Mark Junior. You're listening to race line. Radio send us all your money. Sign up for our free podcasts. At itunes or with your favorite. Bod catcher and we'll send you a free subscription for sports net five ninety the fan on demand absolutely free Canada's National Radio Motorsport Authority by Gosh Twenty seven consecutive season on the air across this land. We are the race line radio network. You can easily stay that most race car. Drivers are very busy people. Those that run several different series in one season. Get very little time to relax while racking up the frequent flyer miles our good buddy Parker Thompson of red deer Alberta in sports net. Nine Sixty Calgary coverage. Have THE INDY PRO. Pro Two thousand open-wheel series to do whilst the Porsche. Gt Three Challenge Cup series in Canada and some US races. Plus a couple of toots and the Canadian Touring Car Championship. This season as well. How THE DEVOTEE? Keep it altogether wrapping up another hectic campaign. We welcome back Parker Thompson on race. Line radio as we introduced the segment here. I referred to you as an done this before but I again referred to you as Canada's most versatile race car driver for various reasons. Would you agree with that description while I'm I'm honored that you think that but yeah I'd have to agree not too many race car drivers that have driven more stuff than I have in two thousand nineteen. Why do you that is is that just a preference Parker or is it because you know with sponsorship money on the line and there's so much at stake in. It's so expensive that you know some of these drivers just in their contract aren't allowed to do that as a reason. We don't see you know guys like foyt and Andretti anymore as you do have a few. Currently that are that are doing different series at the same time. But what do you think that aspect has gone by the wayside? Well that's a really interesting question. Eric has a little bit to do with the scheduling. I'M NOT GONNA say back in the day. It was easier but nowadays. You've got Really hefty schedules on Indycar. On 'em suffer the sports car side of things and a lot of it clashes so it's very rare that you can actually find to schedule that matchup and you know this year. I got Kinda lucky A few of the championships that Iran in they did clash and I had to fly it. It just so happened that the schedules worked out where I was racing in the morning jumped on a flight and got there early afternoon and went and did another race. So I think when it comes to We in professional contracts. I'm sure teams are are frowning upon that a little bit but Luckily I met a level right now where you can kind of get with it. I'm just out there to prove that I can drive anything and the teams have been able to work with each other which has been awesome. So it's you kind of have to have I think the stars lineup. If you WANNA do Do anything with multiple series in as you say the scheduling can can work into that. Then you get events like Toronto. We're able to do both the two thousand series with the open wheel car and then Do the Porsche thing on the same weekend. So I guess the the bad thing about it is. You don't have any time to sleep mamere like you're going out for the entire weekend yeah. Toronto is definitely a highlight for my twenty nineteen. Yeah getting on the podium and in two completely different cars on the same track I think is is a pretty big accolade for for any race car But that was cool to To showcase not only like the drive a sports car on the streets that trot but I also wheel the open world cars wall. But you never seem to have a problem parker in going back and forth between two vastly different kinds of race cars on the same weekend at the racetrack. Does it take you a few laps to sort of erase the memory banks in and say okay? Well I can't do that with this carbon could with other one. How do you not get it? Confused lead part of it. I look at my my qualifying in Toronto. It was really good in indy pro We qualified third. I believe and then I went and had to jump in the Porsche Cup car. You know twenty minutes after qualifying. Immensity pro car and I forgot how to drive a sports carpet. Vote three laps and unfortunately Those three laps were what we call the the sugar laps they were. We're going to get With Toronto being three-course pretty treacherous with the qualifying format and Porsche Cap. It's only fifty minute. Three lapses all we got before red flag came out in session was over and three laps. I was still a fish to water. We ended up qualifying seven. Don't think it's easy. It's definitely it even takes me back if he times it does. I can certainly imagine Parker Thompson with us on race. Line Radio One of our favorite guests in a certainly a good friend and I look back at the two at the two series in sort of an end. Capsulize what you may have learned or how you may have summed up both the The Porsche GT three challenge. Cup thing and then the the pro two thousand thing all in all Satisfied with a year. A generalize it that way very satisfied. I mean not many drivers Come into Porsche Cup for the very first year in sports cars and succeed And I was able to To win a race in the US got a couple of polls in Canada and the wet mountains and Blah Competed for wins on multiple fronts and Canada so I think for my first season To get second overall in the championship I think I had eight podiums leave. Yeah just a solid season. I mean every race every race except Road America so When you were able to do that when you're able to compete in your first season I think you can ask what score that. And then not only. I mean. It wasn't like I was just fully focused on sports cars. I I had my focus across a number of different fronts. This year Not only racing and indy protein thousand but also racing in the Canadian Touring Car Championship. That's right So you can only imagine I mean I did forty racists this year Sorta come out more times than not. I was competing for wins and all those forty races. I'm pretty happy with that. You couldn't do it on your own and there are so many cars as you say so many different rides in different series that you had but there has to be a couple of standout individuals you know with your teams. That helped you get to where you were because as you say it's a team thing yeah people think it's just the driver but it certainly is not namedrop a couple of people who were instrumental in your success in in two thousand nineteen. Oh my gosh too. Many people yeah to namedrop who Start with I'll give you five okay. We'll start with five okay well from there First and foremost I've got a Guy. Help me out and only with With racecar driving and sponsorship but also with Dr Stay alive and his name is Quinson He's back in Calgary. He's helping me out with everything helping me. Bandage. Honestly helping me manage my life It's been the first year I've worked with Quinton. He's been absolutely awesome. He deserves. Shout outs. we just got finished. An event in Victoria at Vancouver Island motorsports circuit yet. We took a bunch of sponsors out there and a few supporters from across Canada. Got Behind the wheel and gave him a really fun experience. I would have never been able to do that with Quinton. So that's cool. Obviously you You need money to go. Racing and Clinton has been a big help to help them. Keep supporters on board Then we look at the teams so each team. I mean every team. There was instrumental force carbon in Canada. Ilker Stark Pretty Awesome this guy. I mean we. We talked a lot in the off. Season coming into Twenty nineteen. We didn't know if we're going to be able to make a championship run happened. And he rolled up his sleeves and did what he had to do. In order to keep our car in the grid so grateful to him DOT program never would've even been close to happening if it wasn't for him And then a feel good story a friend from readier BERTA actually became. He started out as our our assistant engineer or data guy and he actually became the full time engineer by the end of the weekend. in Mount firm wall cool and his name is Mike Keller. He's twenty one years old. It's his first year in racing but he's really switched on guy. I'll give a shout out to him. Good one more warm more will go with Tom. Knapp and I'll do bill able my team owner in the US. So Tom KNAPP was my engineer. This year for the protein thousand bill able was the was the guy that allowed me to race any protein thousand this year. So what else those people I would have never been able to do. Forty racists perfect perfect twenty twenty plans up in the air Lots of different options. It's been my best off-season that I've ever had. I just got done testing actually Yesterday at the Indianapolis Motor speedway prescriptive memorial test which is like Essentially the end of the year combine for drivers. I WanNa get to Indycar So I tested with de force racing. Been around for a few years They've had some solid results but they haven't got their first win on the road to Indy Basically brought me into a test or there any protein thousand car so that was a good test. Obviously I'd love to get to indy lights. That's the next step. That's the goal and I truly believe I'm ready for that step but That's step comes with a pretty big price tag so we'll see if I can make it happen in the off season. Well the the never ending You know flogged to get the sponsorship money that you need but I think everybody will understand this completely The ability is certainly there and we know that it will eventually. I'll drop into all the rate holes congrats on on a fantastic two thousand nineteen. It was loads of fun to watch jump back and forth between the different cars and the success that you had thank you so much for these few minutes. Thank you so much for great year. You're a good friend and a great driver Parker and we're proud of you and continued success. Thank you very much Eric. Thanks having me on as always thanks to luther listeners. Of the show tune in their major support. Somebody somewhere with some capital needs to hire this guy for an indy lights. Ride or a top level IMSA sports car assignment a major talent in out of whatever car. He happens to be tittering at the time. Red Deer Albert as fast as some Parker Thompson back with us on race line radio okay. Lorraine final pitstop then return with the last lap for next week's show lineup and more this is race line presented by Subaru powered the pounding. Wrx Sti now fourteen time. Canadian rally manufacture champion on the race. Line Radio Network. This is rubber wickets. You're listening to the race line. Radio subscribe to about writer's block podcast with your favorite podcast. Sports Net by Ninety van on demand. 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Episode 23: Tony Kanaan, WoO Drama, and Much More!

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Episode 23: Tony Kanaan, WoO Drama, and Much More!

"This week the Iranian gown show. We get something we've needed for months. Things quickly go downhill. Oh I don't get a bell for that and indycar champion Tony Conan Talk. Show time of go down now. Have TO DEAL WITH MY WIFE. All this more strapping. What the I racing dacha time your host Greg West. I'm back the boys cabinet bobby and Tony. I mean Chris Leoni. Thanks for the upgrade. Well you know. I'm an indy. Five hundred champion. I had no idea you've you race there let alone one. Congratulations now I had no idea I want anything either as might be our best intro ever. I'm here for you. We got a good show for you guys this week. We're going to talk about world of outlaws new content special events we got. Tony can on he Talked Kevin and your offer a little bit yesterday. Awesome interview. Great Guy. We're GonNa talk about what's going on in the real world NASCAR in the week ahead in I raising boys. How are we doing great? That's awesome revealing another one of these. Now that we've SORTA figured out how to do it remotely so hopefully Hopefully the last week was well received. And we're trying to get more on a regular cadence with these going forward. What's the chipmunk status with Bryn since you're home right Yet ran is guarding my my front door So if you hear any barking is because either. A chipmunk or squirrel runs by and she's super protective of me so. I apologize in advance going on. Chris. How's Life? Now you've been in quarantine settlers are you not quarantine because you're sick or anything but you are been stuck in your apartment for what the last two months by yourself. Well fortunately it's been a house but yes our how. Sorry Ya my My poor girlfriend has had to take care of her parents across town and redoubts on the frontlines essential worker with a with a company that does packaging for food. So I have been out on out island for two months in as we joked about before we got on the Air I think it explains a lot of things man. I was better when I was Tony. Kahn can I go back to be Tony Finan? How Kelly Are You Leonardo Dicaprio? The aviator yet Box Yourself in your house and never mind moving well. I don't think I don't think it's got Matt Bad. I just man. I just need to find a recycling bin. For All these coke energy breaking representing. You guys can see right now. He is taking a sip with the label out some day we'll video. That was just a fortunate coincidence to how they printed the CAN. They don't always that way all right. Well let's get into it this weekend. Ira Sing. We have the world of outlaws going on David. Hileman an outburst. Battling Chris and it's becoming quite the rivalry of those are. There is no love lost between those two. I mean this this. I racing world about Las Energy Sprint Car World Championship. What a crazy battle. It's I didn't know. Thank you Amazon. Ren running now it has been a really intense championship battle this year and last year. Alex version on kind of walked away with it had five victories. I mean the wind count is almost the same this year but the championship has been a lot close and the last lap at Williams Grove. I mean first of all. Let's not bury the lead with the winner. James Evenings takes his fourth victory of the season. One Guy James had a couple of bad performances that have kept him for being as close to Alex versions. Maybe he should be but you know. James Edens is certainly found the formula the bunch of races final lap at Williams Grove. This past week contact which we hileman. Berge on the. It seems like around felt like he owed highland one from a couple of weeks ago when they had some contacted. I think it was the Lucia but There is no love lost between those two. And if you if you watch that Monday broadcast hileman jumped into the booth at the end. He he had his rallying cry. He was basically rally up the troops. And saying you just say there is no way I let Alex version. We met championship again. Coming to Charlotte and I wouldn't doubt pass David. Hileman doesn't get Alex version on the ride of his the run of his life in the season finale but versions got enough of the cushion. Where if he runs his own race I think he can lock up that second straight title but you can bet but there is no more motivated driver probably in the history of world of outlaws on. Ira Seen Right now. Then David he still looking for his first win of the year is GONNA come into that. Charlotte races defending winner and not only that back contact between Berge Rhode Island. Dropped him all the way to six. The what you're saying is is that people who tune in on Monday night to watch this. It's going to be a heck of a race. I am absolutely saying people do. It's going to be a heck of a race all right. Well we'll get some may at nine PM Eastern Right. I racing sports network nine. Pm Eastern. Monday's not to be outdone by the world of outlaws race. Kevin we we brought in a little bit of new content yesterday as well announcement. Alex Horne another great Unveiling and yeah that was. That was a fun video to make. But yeah the the Ford F. One fifty is finally here right Only been requested for you know a couple of months I guess right members have been Have very for that. Didn't he never heard anything about it? So Yeah No. It's exciting to to kind of get that done behind the scenes right. Nobody really knew we were working on it. So that was cool. Video is fun to work on And it's what's cool about it as well. Obviously it's it's another WHO'LL NASCAR vehicle but it comp-. It completes the roundup of the top three series. We've got all the cars now so really makes it a complete package from NASCAR perspective So that'll be coming out When's our Bill June? Second I think is when we're shooting for So couple of weeks from today So that'll that'll be great If you're a NASCAR FAN awesome if you're not you should try it I mean trucks are some of the most popular racing on all of I racing. So it makes sense that we would want to complete that and make that That Ford truck available. Everybody has a lot of fun running it when we did the video. Race racing around Texas Pretty decent setup to that was a lot of fun lot of donuts. Lot of outtakes. Appreciate your guys going slow to let me stay in the picture. That was nice of you. We had to stop. I wasn't GonNa say it that way but not to be outdone by releasing new concept. We also had a great special event last weekend. The IRAS our last two weekends actually at the I racing open and fixed indy. Five hundred eighty five hundred Back back with us for the first time in a while Chris what were the numbers we had over? Five thousand people right. The numbers that I'm looking at three thousand two hundred sixty one in fixed two thousand five hundred thirteen for open. Total of five thousand seven hundred seventy four when you add them up like that. So all these mass. It's a lot of people. It's a lot of people so I don't think Kevin you didn't get a chance to run him one. I Know Kristen. You stick to the dirt stuff. I was afraid very afraid. I stick to win. My wheel is working so I don't WANNA go mouth steering not everybody in the public health. We know we know some people if that's the impasse. If that's the excuse. We can fix that but Iran in the couple of myself Had had some good runs had some knock. It runs finished. Second might the best one that I had came down to a fuel mile had to pit with three to go that was a little bittersweet but good racing the guy that was your engineer for that one. Alexsandr well SORTA he was. He got wounded. We were we were racing. I just WANNA and who can blame on the poor strategy see? Here's the thing. I was going to finish second no matter what. 'cause Alex and I were in the same split and Alex's Freaky fast I think he was up by like six or seven seconds he was way out there and Eric. One of our vehicle dynamics jumps in our discord and starts talking. Alex being the Nice Guy is starts answering more questions. During the indy. Five hundred inches drove into the wall and dinged up the carpet. So hazzard thing staff so. I inherited the lead. And I'm I realize it's GONNA be fuel. Mileage raise everybody else start saving. I'm at the point of no return so I'm just flat out hoping that they're they're to have to save enough that I can make the Delta and make my pitstop and it just. It wasn't the case so yeah I felt I was either going to finish second to Alex is going to finish seconds to the other guy. They ended up winning but There's a lot of fun had another one. I was leading got wrecked with nine to go. Just you know. I racing and IRA sing. Sometimes but a lot of fun. A lot of sweat I got done walked upstairs and and look to me said go shower so it was a good time. That's probably my favorite special event of the year We're making another announcement today in the form so we have the twenty four hours Allama. So those details will be announced Hashtag RUMOR HANDED. There might be a staff vehicle in in one of those races true. I can confirm I feel. I don't know why again fight it but You invited you. I think we're going to have a pretty good Pretty good team of people didn't wreck the CAR Daytona. So maybe that's why I got an invite. I feel like that's a direct jab. Feel like taking SAS. Maybe taking shots I mean I realize that I drove to the office to thirty in the morning in the middle of you know torrential snowstorm owning to get wrecked out. But you know team player. Yeah while we appreciate. Don't take shots at nine thirty in the morning. Time SHOTS. We can take shot moving anyway. The MOSS coming soon we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA feel the team and I think I think it'd be pretty popular with the members as it usually has maybe crystal race with us. Let's see Yeah Chris. On the spot depends. Do you guys want somebody to wreck the car? Two thirty in the morning because we've got that covered. That jobs aren't taken then. I don't think you have used for me. See Iraq see. Bring also so yeah. I've I've dump the staff card twice now. I can have a reputation on though we have a great interview this week. Great Guests Tony. Kinan newly addicted the IRA singer. Think he'll hear him admit. That himself sat down with Kevin Na yesterday and we talked things I racing so sit back and enjoy I. We're back in excited to have twenty thirteen indy. Five hundred champion Tony non also big time participant and our I racing indy-car challenge our invitation pro series that we've been putting on for the last what month and a half Tony thanks for joining us today. Thank you greg. I mean my pleasure. My background for people that don't know me. I'm be racing indy-car for twenty three years. I'm forty five years old so I'm not that young and I've always enjoyed You know racy in any sorts so This is this is me. I own my own team and Irish were. Aj Four than indy-car. And I own my own team racing. So I'm responsible and it's my fault where everything I do in that game. I think you're a pair. Bill is is cheaper than Aj's that is a good thing about I- i- racing you know it. It's just sorry. That was my alarm for my interview with you guys so you know that that is the beauty about you know. The SIM You know little guys a little story about the SIM Greg. You probably know already because Greg if you guys all know this was the one that helped organize with indycar races that that we did all of them that I didn't finish by the way I manage initial single one You Know I. I've always loved the Sim I always. You know. I have four kids. They're always into it and I for the longest time avoid it. I said I can't have this at home. I don't want it at home. I'm busy Of course I've have apart from the four kids I mean full-time racing and indycar trying to get ready for the racist. Traveling sponsor commitments. I didn't need to add another thing to my schedule. So you know as much as I tried to avoid it when you know dependent. Mik Hit INDYCAR. Came with the idea is still said. You know what I'm not GONNA buy 'em I'M GONNA borrow from somebody so when this is over I can send it away and this is GonNa be it and I had my mindset well like Greg said what a month and a half later I have to fool simulators at home. There I probably bucked every single person in the entire Irish office. What to do not do how to get my license my Iranian and things that you know and I've been in this thing Pretty much every day since it. Kinda slow down now. Because they had to make a deal with my wife spent probably the last month average of nine hours a day on this thing to try to get better because I was really bad. I mean for people that are listening. If you guys are on I. Racy you know how long it takes so you're trying to teach a forty five year old although I can put you on the Racecar To try to beat the kids there are born doing this. It's kind of. It's the same thing that you come to my side and say I'm GonNa Drive Indycar Indycar in Indianapolis I'm going to be Tony is today. I introduce I racing into Sam into my life pretty much so I'm very scheduling guy. I have a bunch of things to do apart from the kids in the house chores but the workouts I also do. I remains on my free time so I have three hours a day that I you know. Granted guys I you know I race for leaving and we're not racing so for now. It's three hours. We GonNa have to see what's going to happen by June six. Were coming back racing so but I Basically my schedule consists. I'll wake up five. Am I do a workout until seven? We get the kids out of bed. Around eight o'clock I go to the gym for an hour and a half. I'll come back and then so from ten thirty to one thirty That's my time on the same in the mornings and And that's what I've been doing every day. That's awesome that's awesome. I have to say that that watching the what we call the in car cans which are really kind of in living room cams during the broadcast you had a look of focus and determination Every time we cut to you so it was It was cool to see that you are. You're that into it Racing car they don't show you know. I think I think there's the people need to understand that if you're GONNA play video games you need to buy while Games which I don't even want to give props to the people that you know which we all know what this is. A real SIM. Then I take it very serious and I think the way you guys. I racing those at trying to make cast as we are possible. You can't take it a Nazeer then when I'm it's in the race is race race. That's the probably my wife said. You know the best thing about this. Maybe she was probably the only one best thing she thought hours hours of. It was not I. Can he probably the face that you have when you're inside your helmet and your real race car? Which is quite true. You know I mean I'm I'm pretty sure I mean I got a couple of shots when you guys actually Greg semi the show. My face and I was like Whoa. He's intense for me. It is I think very serious. I get really frustrated You Know I. I'm learning now to take my frustrations out on people's all because of the one thing that different on my racing than the real racy you can actually talk to the guy that just took you out of the race kind of like sometimes you gotTa Watch it. Just a lot of people know me you know who I am So you gotta be careful what you say but I mean it's it's been unbelievable unbelievable experience. I really like it like I said in I'm trying to get my wife kind of so we can I can spend more time on the salmon. She's not be as mad as me as as yours in the path. So your wife you said she made you put it in the closet right. Yeah so here's the deal With the little kids. It's quite tough when you talk about especially when you try to to build a proper Sim you know some people have no means and thank God I can so I I wanted to the best of the best and you spend a few thousand dollars on the SIM. You don't want your four year old bullying wires or doing then you handling went through your daughter just throwing the off you know. So she's like look. You need a quiet place. You need a place that you're not gonNA yell the kid if they if you're winning a race and they come in and try to talk you and then you know so. I said okay. Well we we. We built our house. I mean we'll we'll call the closet but it's really like I I'm like I said I'm a workout freak. So we build a kind of gym upstairs and then became the gym the closet so we have space. But yes it's inside my closet on my side It's a very tight space right. Who needs close right so I It's quiet it's awesome. I love it and the Second Sim. Now that it's hers. We have his and hers. We are building right beside it in her closet. So we'll see what's going to happen there. That's excellent says. She turned any lapse yet. Or are you still working on this Well you know. We're going to talk about this race where we were you. She I I did. A as your advice greg. I put her on in Michigan with a Formula Mazda car which was flat out and So for her was easy. I haven't put her in a road course yet We'll see how that's going to go. But in the oval she was like I said well I mean the car slow so tonight we have Is often actually before. We're going GONNA put the kids to bed around seven o'clock and I'm GonNa give her for an hour. I'm going to try to put her. On the real indycar in a big oval for her to be more speed. I'll that's super cool super. We'll see how that's going to grow. I she doesn't let me record it otherwise I would posted you guys. Could THAT'D BE? That'd be great stream but well. We're going to have an opportunity to see her race this weekend. Because we have the better half invitational powered by simply juice You and James Hinchcliffe or kind of the architects of that. Why don't you tell us a little bit more about it? Yeah so the idea came As of appreciation of what they went through for a month and a half. Because you can't imagine you get twenty six guys the race against each other in real life and you take racing away from us and that's really what we do like. We don't have normal jobs. I mean you know I guess. Thank God when you know some people say. I'm lucky some people say I say to people you could have chosen. You know my job but yeah I'm Lucky. And then you add a competition to it especially in cars. In the simulation that is so real they. That was a loss for the whites. I mean we're just GonNa every day I mean you you guys being through for people. That didn't year. I mean we. We are there every day all day. It didn't matter What we said so they they suffer through it. I came with me and Hinch. We came up with the idea. Even if they're gonNA think that because the award simulator in the House and the last month and a half it wasn't very welcoming so for us to try to describe to them the way we feel like when we're racing because they're like you know the girls sometimes they'll understand boys boys don't understand girls so she's like this is like just driving all day. I mean how fun is that. So that's what I do so to get them to do what we so we created this race. We're going to come up with with. I racing. Help come up with a affordable track affordable CAR REPAIRS FOR GIRLS. So they can have a few for what we do. And then we turn out to be a A charity events so basically simply juice implicit juice is actually Sponsoring the Ray The winner is going to pick a charity of their liking. And they're going to donate An amount to to charity so it's a charity event. We get to get the girls to experience what we few in the SAM. Some of them are going get hooked like probably. My wife liked it a bit and then we're going to have more support doing some people say okay. Well those it but we got a lot of attraction. All the driver's wife I mean most like eighty percent of us Of our wives accepted the challenge. So it's GONNA be. It's GonNa be interesting because I don't think I am a coach. I I think I want her to win. So I don't know I mean the pressure we can have a little bit of argument if if she's not doing something right but the the point of the racist just for fun for the wife's to appreciate You know the same also for us in terms of appreciation for the put up on the last a month and with the indycar challenge. Yeah it's GonNa be a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to it. We're definitely GONNA keep voice chat open on this one. I think we'll have a couple of in car cameras now this race. It's two thirty. Pm Eastern this Saturday. It's going to be hosted on the racing youtube channel and twitch probably some other ones just waiting to sign on the dotted line but there should be plenty of exposure and Tony. There's going to be a way that fans can get in and donate to this charity The charity of the winners choices. Well right Yes yes. I mean the details. They're not really set yet. I think inches actually organized. I'm sorry if I don't have all the information but Between today and tomorrow if you guys obviously will be everywhere but on my social media and then from British sure people going to be riposting but the fence can't participate in donate if they want Obviously it's for a good cause and I'm working with finch to see if we can get the drivers to whatever donation. We get a reached driver. We wives we can match it and double it to see for you know we can help more so now. That's that's awesome Last thing we let you go. I know you've got a bunch of interviews today. Tony if Racers want a good chance of running into you on the track where you've been running a lot so after on. I racing. Obviously you're asking right. Yeah yeah so I obviously feel doing the INDYCAR I'm doing a lot of indycar races. This is for me. I mean there's a fueled the official races mean. This last week was the most stressful week of my life with the open. Setups INDYCAR I you know the difference right. I mean I'm used to just get in the car and I come in and I tell people this is what's going on you guys fix it and then I'll go drive. I mean I'm have to do my strategy. I have to do my setup and so I'm doing indycar one and I actually got hooked on the insert. I'm racing the BMW's Quite a bit. I'm definitely not good added. I'm spending a lot of time trying to get better. But if you if I'm on IRA you guys GonNa find me and doing three things any of the Indycar road course or to fix Setups overdose or do the fix the the BMW one point to Serious or they into IMSA races so those are the four that I do normally every day And that You know this morning I was just telling you guys prior to the broadcast. I was leading the the fixed Five hundred And Win Yellow. In for some reason the second place guy decided to take me out under the Yellow. So those frustrations where. I usually you know. Dr It's funny It's another different experience for me with fans I mean when I get in I mean I see a lot of guys. Follow me on. Social media repulsed a lot of people taking pictures of I just race with Tony. Today and obviously when they post those pictures. I'm never ahead of them but but but you know and we talk we chat and guys are like get thrilled and it's awesome it's media not just apart from the Sim and me getting something out of it but it the connection the fans it's great to. I mean they're being really nice to me. I mean people people appreciate what I do. People say man. I'm a big fan of so awesome racing with you and and sometimes you make a mistake. Guy Out and you apologize. I guess you should learn how to drive it. Should I know when you three years later? I'm still learning so well you know. That's one of the cool things about I. Racing is is the community and I think that's one of the cool things about the racing indy-car challenge was that fans both I racing members and other F- regular Indycar fans got to see more personality from you guys right because it was a different way to to see you guys race Which was super cool. And I'm glad to see that you're still able to carry that on. You know in in the kind of the official stuff. That's running with. I racing I know. Our members love racing with with the guys and girls that they see racing on the weekends so always a thrill for people so no no. It's it's awesome. I I really enjoy it. I mean I get to my my my messages in. I mean I have an average of I would nowadays because of the racist that I'm doing so I would say we'll do. I will do probably six or seven races a day. You know because you know you guys staggered by hours and stuff and I get ten twelve messages on my inbox. It was great to ride with. You is to drive a few this and that so i. It's awesome to see and then again. I think we as drivers appreciate a lot more. I racing for us I believe that I actually have to say it wasn't something indycar drivers. Did you look at the platform? You guys have had all the tools but we didn't have many indycar. Drivers evolved them onto him. I mean I know they. Would you do been doing it for a while? Me NASCAR guys. We're doing more often than now. I. I'm the President of the Drivers Association which I represent all the drivers You know I'm the communication between INDYCAR drivers and eighty percent of us. All of them seems now and we all. They're pretty much every day. A couple hours a day we always. We introduced that to our life star training to learn the racetracks and or refresh would say racetracks that we're going to go racing so Thank you guys do for for support because it was awesome. Well we appreciate having you and we appreciate you taking time out today. Ladies and Gentlemen Your Twenty Thirteen Indy. Five hundred champion and the man who Unsuccessfully finished every single one of the INDYCAR challenge races Tony. Tony thanks for thanks for spending the time and look forward to talking to you soon. Thanks Tony Thank you guys appreciate it. Thank you great to catch up with Tony. Kevin apparently was having some microphone problems. I didn't realize that he was trying to talk the entire time. And I kept talking over him so Kevin You. You thought I was just being rude. That was a little awkward. I kept Had some really good questions in there and Greg talking over me. I'm like what is going on here. And then I realized my mic was unplugged. So my bad I got to work in at the end though. I think I've got a question in there at the end so but yeah cool. Talked to Tony. He he was a. It was a lot of fun in the car. Series Re we ran for what six weeks over the last couple of months and a good sport even though he didn't always get the results you wanted you didn't ever get past. He crowd everyone ever got the result wanted but he you know he. He's a competitor. Wants to get better doing everything he can to get faster and and learn the system so austin him as an IRA school member. He's got his allies across the board. Now not bad for a guy that You know just started doing this not too long ago but as you heard in the in the interview when you spend seven or eight hours a day working on it and you can move up so moving onto the real world. Nascar at Darlington. They tried to raise last night. Chris that didn't happen but we got a little bit of an IRA tie in this week. We do a little bit of. I racing tie in this week as soon as Your weather what's up and we get the xfinity race it's so cool to see the irises. Paints team is going to return to the track with the number twenty one or CR Chevy Anthony. Alfredo fast pastas driving it and we all know that Anthony. Alfredo's been a fantastic advocate for erasing somebody who is just so natural the work with really cool to Be Involved with I ice for all of us when I say that on so very excited to see that car if the track once we get this xfinity race in but to me. The I mean so many storylines with that cup race on Sunday at Arlington. First of all. How cool is it just for all of us just to have real live motorsport back but also certainly for us to Be Able to take a breather and actually were watcher race. As opposed to all of us being involved behind the scenes. We have been for two months working on all the pro invitational events. It's been awesome to do those that it's cool to you know now be able to look back at everything that we did on those races and be able to sit back and watch those guys though no so. I thought it was a fun race. I can't wait for Wednesday. I can't wait for the Thursday xfinity race. Did you guys have any favorite moments from that Sunday race though I I mean I just so soaked to have it back. I was real curious. What was going to happen. You know. Green track no practice. No qualifying few guys. That were rookies. Are Co I think a couple that had never even been to the track and And going out on lap one so I was very curious Off the start. Of course you know something happens on lap one than watching the restart and watching everybody kind of feel it out. And the wily veteran psych like Harvick. They knew what they were doing. They had you know pretty good idea of what the setup is going to be in could drive it in their deep and and You know really go racy right off the beginning and then the other guys kind of sat back and let the race come to them. So the different strategies there That was entertaining to me. It was it was. It was fun to get back to it. I was super excited that that they didn't have any practice. I thought that was neat angle I thought the drivers you know they. They figured it out pretty quick. The only person that looked rusty to me was the flag man so I don't know how to take a look at the video. Nascar out about the Irish flag manage. I feel like missed. I think Barney's GONNA end up with his own twitter account for over. So how does he have one already? I'm making one as we speak. I'M GONNA get all right. I'M GONNA get him with the blue checkmark before I get myself a little check mark. That's totally moving onto the week ahead. We've got the of Tag Heuer eastport supercup from Donnington. Did It on the best? I said Heuer really proud of that. Kevin let's talk about Yup third race of the season first time the series has gone to this tracks. So I think it'll be interesting right. I mean obviously the guys have had plenty of time to practice. They haven't had to stay from the track. Let the real world racers but I'm excited to see Some more action. You know we also have the Support Series Right. So that's going on For those of you. That don't know it's the Porsche eastwards. Sprint challenge belt versus series. You know I I did ring the bell for myself but I got it right. I may have cheated. Read it and it's important right so so porsche put together the support series using the came. Gt Four. It runs the same schedule as the Portuguese supercup and it only runs You know those ten weeks and then we the Super Session on Saturday. So the top points gatherers from the week yet into that session and they can win actual cash. So it's Kinda cool to get more people involved in it. The came and gt four is a awesome Carter. Dr Super Easy to get a handle on the supercup car is a bit more challenging as it's meant to be So don't be afraid to go give the GT four. Try This week yeah looking for those races I think the support race is the challenge series have been as entertaining as the as the big brother series. But lots of fun to watch Kevin. What time and where what time while we wear at. Donnington you mean where to watch it. I watch it on all the streaming places that we normally go so facebook Twitch Youtube Nine am is when the broadcast starts. On Saturday Morning Chris. What time is that in? Gmt Marianna spot only. I believe that's starting at nine. Am I believe that thirteen hundred something like that? So yes it is especially at nine thirty. Yeah so so Saturday morning. Us time early afternoon European time we also have the better has in the better halves into invitation presented by simply juice is the indycar drivers wives and girlfriends. Come on I don't get a bell for that. You got a little one a little one kinda struggled with it so maybe I should decide. Better has invitational refreshed by simply juice. There take much better. This is a pretty cool a pretty cool deal going on Organized by James Hinchcliffe Tony Non where they the wives and the girlfriends from the INDYCAR series drivers are going to be taking the track. I can't tell you where I can't tell you when they wanted to keep that a secret but two forty five PM on Saturday looking for to. We've got twenty confirmed injuries And that's just going to be a lot of fun. The best part of it though it is for charity. So it's one hundred dollars buy in from the ladies and the winner is going to get to donate the entry fees to a charity of their choice. I believe the driver. The drivers themselves are looking for ways to match that and simply juice is going to be making a charitable donation to the winners charity of choice as well so really cool angle Race spots can be putting it on. You can find it on the I racing youtube and twitter pages so a lot of fun to be had. I'm sure there will be a lot of laughing so moving onward to it Hwu season finale. Charlotte Chris we touched on it earlier. It's going to be fun yet. It's definitely going to be fun looking at the points Alex version. Ron Has a thirty four point advantage on David. Hileman James Edens is right there with at thirty eight points behind the I mean. Frankly the most foolproof strategy for David Hyon and James Edens is gonNA find a way to keep Alex version on out of that. Final BATCHES MAY BE OUT OF THEIR HANDS. Berge on his been so quick so consistent so just a little less let. You never know what could happen. Though right. It's a dirt track. I mean all it takes putting yourself in the wall or getting caught up in something else right. I mean it. It's not it's not done yet right. Oh no exactly I mean and I feel like it's the same way in any motive for real or virtual. I mean you know you see all sorts of guys go into the finale and they just for whatever reason. They have an uncharacteristic race. You know something slips up if it's GONNA go either one or two ways for Alex burs around. I think he's either GONNA flat out dominate the way that he has so many races over the past few years or something's going to happen in the heats he's GonNa make it to the final through the skin of his teeth in the queue. And who knows what happens from there. It's GonNa be one or the other. Though I'm I'm speaking. Absolutes of seeing this movie plow too many times so you know David Edens have got be open to the ladder. You know we all know. Alex version is talented enough to make it a clean. Sweep if y'all with just one or two grades looking forward to watching that Monday night Once again from Charlotte beyond the IRA seeing I Racing Youtube Channel and twitch as well as facebook and then we do have a programming. Note the The coke series. Kevin is moving. That's right the NASCAR. Coca-cola Cola I racing series. Thank you There's a conflict with the real world guys going back to racing so moving that race just for next week from Tuesday night to write tonight nine pm eastern time so just for next week moving into Friday so make a note of that What rounder we in Chris Lead it's round eight but I know I was a motor speedway which is going to be really exciting. Atlanta's been such a fan favorite track. I mean it's it's one of the older surfaces on the real World Cup series schedules of people like driving it. Because it's kind of warm down there lot of iconic images there Tires tires tires tires tires tires. Indeed at is going to be such a hell of a show and it if what we saw at Charlotte is any indications going to be a clean race to because I think we only have one caution there. I think some of the things that that was it been really coolness variant. Now you've done it. That is common tasker asphalt later. Oh these guys are has been great racing. This year I think all the World Championships series that we've had so far this year have really kind of stepped it up in the quality of racing competitions always been very high but it's it's even higher now in the quality of racing's really really been great this year. You look over the the you know. Not just the coke series of the series as well and others. It's the guys that are consistent near the front. You don't have to necessarily be winning it to be a DNA lead championship. So that's consistency is is key as as as in real racing. But they get for listening to this episode of the I racing downshift. Don't forget to rate review and subscribe on Apple podcasts. Spotify anywhere else Chris. Put this four seven bothered Chris Leoni. I'm Red West.

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This Week with Wayne Taylor Racing- Engineers Roundtable

Pit Lane Parley

24:58 min | 5 months ago

This Week with Wayne Taylor Racing- Engineers Roundtable

"Welcome to another episode. Welcome to another episode of Pit Lane. Parlay. I am your host. My joke them joining me today from. Wayne Taylor racing for the Second Time. Is Bill Mullen and for the first time is mechanic and Front End Mechanic Christina in so bill. Welcome back and Chris. Thank you for joining me. Yeah great thank you guys very much for joining so since I already ask bill this question. I'LL START WITH CHRIS. Mike. We've been in quarantine now for a couple of months so as a mechanic how do you stay on a ready? For the season to get underway as a lot of video chats and things along those lines just to stay busy and and stay focused on any projects that you might have once things get back underway. You start there Chris. You want all right Yeah we've had several several conference calls amongst the team team members I think some of US have tried to keep up with our workout program just to try it and say some kind of shape for once we do get back to doing pitstops and and all the other stuff but at the miserable so just been mechanically tinkering around the house as well just to try and keep up on those skills. No second back that up. I've definitely got several different car. Projects going on a garage so tinkering here and there on other things and just doing you know normal house project thing busy you know usual same thing. Everybody else is doing yeah. I'm coming quite the CONNOISSEUR and how to recover a yard that was brown and now looks mainly green. So I I definitely understand that as a as a feel man. Do you just drive your are down to the shop and pretend to the gas station and pretend you're feeling a car just or the sense of excitement no haven't done that as long as it seems an insufficient stop takes that takes longer so Fortunately I haven't put that many miles on my trucks even have to fill it up. Yeah I think about car once in two months and it's it's only because I've taken a few grocery trips down new down to my parents house in in southeastern Pennsylvania so bill thank you again for joining. Everybody seemed to really like the the first episode. We did so. I'll start with you for question number two here with the racing season. Kinda looking like it might get back underway here in the next month. Are you starting to kind of focus meetings on assuming that racing's GonNa Start in the first month? How do you kind of focus on the race season with so much going on in the world at the same time Well it's it's going to be unusual. It sounds like the first race or a couple of races might be without spectators. I'm not sure that but I I don't know I mean the race car was ready to go when all this happened it was ready to go to see bring so that that part of it is done we gotta we. Kinda gotta get back into the actual rhythm of a race weekend because there's definitely a a rhythm to how things go And not having done that for a couple of months. Now it's it's GonNa take a minute or two to get back into that rhythm so GotTa to get in the right frame of mind. Gutty in that race weekend frame of mind and And just go after it. I guess I like it so this question will be for all three of you. We've seen some drivers in guys come up with new quarantine hobbies like artwork. James Hinchcliffe mentioned to me the other day that he was trying to become a juggler but hadn't yet succeeded so I'm curious if any of you guys have come up with any new hobbies whether it be something simple or something juggling took. Yeah as far as me. I mean I think I think as your rights mechanics. We're we're we're all you know normal rate conditions and you know normal season We're all just pretty much busy on the go a lot of the time that it. It's hard to kind of do the normal activity that most people take for granted on a weekend so as far as me. It's just been kind of SORTA Kinda relaxing and trying to catch up on those sort of things like you know maintaining your your your lawn or your flower bed door for me. It was I took out and you know. Replace the fence. So it's kind of the the database things that it we find a little more difficult to do because we're so busy I've just been trying to catch up on those projects. I would agree with that as well I I've mentioned I think in the first podcast. I live in an eighty year old house. And I've been here twenty years or so and I've done some projects I have wanted to do for going on twenty years so I I finally finished a couple of projects so I feel pretty good about that. But it's it's unfortunate that it had to happen in the way that it happened. Yeah you Kinda knew Samuel Lines. I'm not now said well. My house is probably little over fifty years old at this point A shame deal done a bunch of projects around the house Me AND MY SON. Tore Down Many Barn and level ground and planted grass seed. So I'm just happy that I actually have grass growing there and how I could still part of my lawn. The general consensus is we've all taking up. You Know General House maintenance as a hobby. That's about right. I mean it's not the worst thing. Trust ME I. My wife does not trust me with a hammer or a drill in the house so I might need the help whenever the all season off season occurs and I dunno November. I guess at this point so I think since bill and I talked last I can't remember what made the actual announcement that seib bring had been moved to the middle of November which is typically a Mar trae. So is there a difference between having the race in March versus November? Other than. It's probably going to be a little bit colder and part to that question when I was talking with thinking? Who was I talking with last week? I already forgot who I who I talked to on your seem last week. But he mentioned that were spoken to Travis and Sean Ford Brian. Polar and Logan were mentioning to me are made more Brian. Slogan is is newer to the team but mentioning that. You guys do really well in cold weather races for whatever reason so. I don't have any thoughts on that and thoughts on C. Bring in November. What you start your bill. Well I don't think it's going to be any better than March because see bring. It's just not not many mechanics favorite place to go. I think it's still gonNA rain. Oh matter what it's still gonNA rain They they held the Lamborghini super fail finals there in November one year and it was actually cold and rainy and nasty and So I am not looking forward to it but The fact that we do seem to have a a car setup that comes alive and cold weather it could be very advantageous to us. So we've got that to look forward to. I guess I think along those lines I mean I. I tend to agree with Howard. Car seems to work in the cooler. Conditions I think the bigger thing from our from the mechanics and maybe the car side of things is Man We're we're looking at a pretty rough stretch to end the year and begin the year If you look at it we're going to have the ten hours of dealer Ma about a month beforehand There may potentially be a race in between there and then we have twelve hours. You see going and then we're GONNA roll into the New Year which is only now two months to prepare for going into the war. January and then the twenty four hour race at the end of January and then follow that up again with another twelve hours at sea. Bring so there's A. There's a lot of hours and racing there that's going to be condensed into a pretty tight time schedule as far as the amount of work that needs to be done to prepare for those all those races and all that out those hours racing. I think I just got tired listening to that schedule there and it's much easier for me to sit in a chair. The media center than it is to be a mechanic or anything like that. And it's still tiring so with that being said it sounds like the consensus from the mechanic. Side of thing is while the drivers and fans might love see bring the mechanics might not necessarily agree with the difficulty of the racing circuit and the drivers and fans love for it. I'd agree with that. It's the track is very hard on cars it's I think much much harder on the car than twenty four hours a day. China it's Oh for sure man degree with that just because the rough served just yeah I mean you know Daytona being you. Twenty four hours on a freshly paved smooth track versus twelve hours on a an old airstrip that you know section of the concrete or you know at different levels and different you know. They've moved and shifted. And you've got cracks in the concrete and stuff like that it definitely. It beats the car up quite a bit. How do you? I'm curious? How do you plan for c? Bring with the the bumps in the surface in everything is there kind of a general consensus that you you go with like all right. Let's focus on speed or let's focus in on cornering or handling. How do you set up a car for such difficult track? I think you might have a better answer for that. Chris me I I think it's it's almost I don't WanNa say like any other track but you have to go with the mindset that you're going to have to compromise summer right so to me Would think you're wanting to cornering is probably the biggest thing. 'cause there's some really long straightaways at Sieber and so you know you're trying to maximize your corner speed. So you're getting down those long straightaways as quickly as possible. It's amazing because I know my indycar background. A lot of teams go there The car teams go and test on half the course. do street course setups. So it's it's almost a really good comparison to a Long Beach or Detroit as far as a you know searches conditions and you know course management on that side like Chris and on the other half. Of course we've got the long straightaway so four and insecure. It's it's it's gotTa be you know on the engineer side. Quite a difficult task to one made the car self enough. And that killed a car over the bumps and undulations but at the same time maintain the grip to get the cornering speed long straightaways and make thing last or twelve hours so yeah I agree with all that I don't envy that so I'll I'll switch gears here slightly question for Mike and Chris. You're how did you guys both get into motorsports in before? You were motorsports professionals. Then I see you both have some indy-car experience so for those Fans out there that are more indycar fans what was it like working in the oval meal. Tadic for a handful of years. Chris again. All you've got more years so I'll let you start that one. Oh I got into racing. Oh when I was seventeen. Six seventeen Doing dirt tracks though My uncle had a dirt late model. And I done that for years I wanted to mechanic school for Ford Motor Company. I if I can say that being a when a Cadillac team right now But I I worked in a car dealership for years and honestly I got into racing because I knew somebody Guy I worked with the dealership. his buddy worked at penske racing and reading. Pa and I met him. We talked actually send in a resume and gotten interview. I got hired offense. Ski Racing Action Ninety Five Started in the engine shop and then on the road with Indycar or at that point it was called And then it. Obviously the names changed throughout the years but I don't WANNA get years in indycar racing. Yeah and I think the one thing we think like this break that we have right now. 'cause obviously it's been were made four months since we've had a race You know maybe Mike and I are a little a little better suited to deal with it because of the indy-car schedule where we had like a six month off season after this was over. But I think you're just ready to get back at this point. I'm ready to get back to it and trying to eager to get back to racing and get back to some Kinda norm in my world is normal schedule there. This is all been quite on. I mean for especially you know a group of guys that were were used to the you know the fast paced kind of lifestyle of being a mechanic. And we're you know we're you know. Spend a couple of days and shop build. A car turned around. Put It on a truck plight of the next event you know do a race weekend. Everything's laid out. You know time schedule you know by the minute of what we have to do to get the car ready and on track and do what you know our duties and all that to all of a sudden two months. There's nothing it's been quite quite tedious and hard to kind of put your head around. So I'm definitely ready to get back. Sure I understand no far. I think I think me and Chris. It's it's I've listened to this story. You know several times as me and him talking back and forth how we've gotten started in racing and it's it's amazing the similarities of it and I you know I'm from a small town in Mississippi Pearl Mississippi and. There's not much as far as racing. Do you see you go. Dirt track racing were you. Don't do racing at all and I just kind of fell into dirt track racing. You know wound up owning my own car and running and running other people's stuff and Went to a General Motors asset program. So I can say that being on and You know learn the the basic mechanic skills and how to work on streetcars Did that for a couple years and then finally resume into skip ray school and Got Hired there and Kinda cut my teeth on. What would it took to be a mechanic? did that for a couple of years and then My first venture into professional racing was was Fernandez racing They ran a P. Two prototype in the ELM Lms At the time and When a championship with them they close the doors. And then I got hired by what is now Arrow Schmidt or ero how they say. It Arrow McKiernan S. P. Now is that. Yes so yeah. It was hired with them for for you know. Basically my entire indy-car career was with that team. That group of guys grouper guys. It's it's I didn't by far to not leave the team just the schedule And then got picked up by Wayne Taylor here which I cannot be happier being. Part of this This is awesome. I an another question for you is in an bill if you want to chime in with anything that maybe you didn't say on this question a couple of weeks ago but what is it like working for. Wayne Taylor and Wayne Taylor racing I think I've pretty much said my praises the whole place. It's ten And I started. Were weighing back in ninety six and on and off We kept coming back to working together in the last several years with Wayne. Taylor racing has just been a very good place to be. I'm pretty sure the other guys feel the same way. Yeah I mean it's as far as me. I mean I've seen you know again. Smith is not bad guy to work for. I mean we were taking care of their. I mean there's a reason why I stood there for so long I mean it. Would you know the guys it? Definitely the people on the team help make it easier to work with or work at. I mean the group of guys that you're working next to every day But as far as Wayne Taylor I mean if you just look at this this this current situation wherein he I I mean. I'm super grateful for him in taking care of us and I mean it's almost treated like family. I mean for the most part I mean. He's really wants to take care of his employees and he's definitely showed that Throughout the entire co- vid problem so Like to give thanks for that But as well as the guys on the team I mean each and every one of them just just good bunch of guys. I mean T- to work with everybody when we all kind of get along and we all know what we need to do and take care of each other. So it's it's an amazing place to work for. I have to say I have to reiterate. Same thing I mean I've been I've been pretty fortunate with some teams. I've worked for throughout the years. Obviously penske racing Here Motor Sports. Andretti autosport And some of them obviously penske. Andretti finger teams Definitely have a different feel than the the small tight. Knit Group of guys we have here. And you know I feel. Mr Taylor treats us more like family than employees He's been incredible word for And I would have like working from this penske. He knows your name. I mean obviously were smaller team than and working at penske racing but Each it's like I say it's it's more like family than being treated as another employee or you know another number on the floor He's been great during this this whole pandemic that were going through and just read the same thing. It's it's like a family. I love it so I will wrap it up with one question here for for all three so and guys thank you very much for the time this morning. If you had to pick one driver to drive for Wayne Taylor you get an extra spot on on one of the DP cars which driver which you want to be a mechanic for Matt Right. I mean right right now I think for me. I think it'd be pretty easy. I mean just and I'm GONNA pick from a pool of past. Dpi Drivers We've had you know Endurance races in the past. And I think I think I'd like to have a full-time be pretty amazing I go for Jordan or Ricky Taylor. Well you've had more experience with driving than I. That's that's a way would put us on spy here Mike more than episodes. We've had some really good guys in this car you know from. Obviously the Taylor brothers phenomenal job. Force Nando is another one. He was amazing in. Twenty nineteen in the rain at Daytona. That's fender can is done. I mean he did a fabulous job in twenty nineteen and again this year. I mean he he was a Rockstar. Wow I'm not sure I can answer that question and not feel bad like some blighty somebody well you got hurt. Somebody's feelings Chris Well I wouldn't put me behind the wheel. I know that that'd be the last one I don't know I'd have to. I kind of agree with Michael and community has done such a fabulous job for the past couple of years. It'd be effective. Fantastic one to come in and take some time if we had if we had the opening forum. I can't any of those choice. Go ahead yeah. It's definitely I mean not not to to you know. Take the thunder away from the two guys where you have to two guys. We have our amazing ringer in. You know Briscoe. I think they're going to do an amazing job. Once the season starts up. So Oh yeah I completely agree there. We just like to have some fun here and put everybody on the spot at least once in episode. Just make you sweat. Yeah you did that well gentlemen. It's been a lot of fun talking this morning. I appreciate it guys are able to stay safe and stay busy until racing comes back in whenever whenever that is in in. Hopefully the near future I look forward to seeing you guys out on the track and best of luck this year. Thank answering have a go on care by the.

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April 21: Erik Tomas chats with Remo Ferri and Antoine L'Estage

Raceline Radio

36:58 min | 1 year ago

April 21: Erik Tomas chats with Remo Ferri and Antoine L'Estage

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No, it never does formula lawn as her by John as you probably know up next with more than a few critical is on Ferrari who despite good pace and testing practice and qualifying have not been able to bring that to the finish line for vital LeClair despite t- mortars in such it has been a string of Mercedes one two's, hasn't it Lewis Hamilton winning Bahrain and China Terry BOTAS the odds opener, you know, I think one of the big reasons Merck has dominated is Lewis's ability to change his driving style to suit the new ERO and tires, and he talked about that after the Shanghai win. Liked how I drive at this track. So if you look at the pasta was always really quick here. My driver's stalwart. We coming in Las ties, our the call would not allow it and seemed to lost a lot of performance, and I really had to be quite dynamics change, your natural driving style shift to a different way Sky Sports. I'm not saying that Claire over stopping or anybody else's adapting it just seems that Hamilton can do it quicker in the early season results seem to support that what do you think Eric race line radio dot CA Canada's land stroll, of course, still early for Montreal does need to get back to point scoring finishes twelfth in China at only scored was in Australia at points overall into as or by John Hamilton, lease BOTAS by half a dozen driver's Mercedes over Ferrari by fifty seven that of course in constructors IndyCar idle over the Easter weekend as well. Grand prix of Indianapolis next one on the IMS road course, then the biggest one one hundred and third winning the Indianapolis five hundred do prepare teams drivers, including former pole-sitter Canada's own James Hinchcliffe will do an open test. This. Coming week veterans will go on track. First rookie orientation refresher test later in the day. Oh, have you heard this rumor the city of Long Beach? Baseball's Los Angeles angels yakking back and forth about the possibility of relocating that team that might that. Might mean, a new stadium might impinge on the Long Beach Indy-Car street circuit layout. Oh, no alarms yet. But you know, what eventually happened in Vancouver. Yeah. I know stay tuned. Nascar a big dinners at home and chocolate bunnies. For these guys to points in Talladega. Kyle Busch leads Joey gone away. Twenty good to see hawk Canadian crew chief coal per new driver. Martin tricks junior finally pulled down that win at Richmond. Or you. See Jimmy Johnson in the famed one hundred and twenty second running of the Boston marathon he had bid number forty eight forty eight. Ironically, kind of half of it like his car number JJ says it was not an easy thing to do. Despite intense road work and training Johnson wanted to finish twenty six point two mile killer in under three hours in the almost got their his clock, very spectacle, three hours, nine minutes and seven sec. That means Johnson ran or approximately eight point two four miles an hour with the pace of seven minutes. Thirteen seconds per mile. I'm exhausted just reading that. Nice work. Jimmy, very good personal milestone to be sure and even more sport crossover for the fourth straight year. Comcast Pocono and Dover International Speedway. We'll bring NASCAR to the city of Philadelphia Tuesday, the fourteenth of may and Wednesday the fifteenth that Askar xfinity series. Philadelphia takeover will bring eighteen drivers to the city to greet fans and promote the upcoming Pocono race just at Al will lobby for ceremonial pitch. At the Phillies brewers game all very valuable exposure for the sport for sure NASCAR trucks rough until after Easter when they played Dover, Delaware and Canada's own nagging lakes. Stewart Friesen recent guests still holds the truck points lead by six over grant and finger. I Canadian drivers to is ever to lead a NASCAR touring series points situation the gun. It'll tire sports car report is brought to you by continental tire for what you do Team Penske driver. Ricky Taylor will join the Jackie Chan DC racing p. Impeach squad for this year's twenty four hours. The 2017 seventeen prototype champion, we'll help steer the teams Orico seven and the FAA world endurance championship finale, June fifteenth through the sixteenth around the clock. Ricky will share the seat with Jordan King and David hind Meyer Hansen who took class victory together with will Stevens at last month's Seib. Ring world insurance round coming up. Speaking of sports cars Canada's our ferry motorsport had Remo fairy and their title of the blog Pat world challenge America series that rally news. His a presentation of the Subaru WRX in WRX STI creating those monster sales. All heard about Fernando Alonzo's IndyCar adventures by now, it's getting blanket coverage just about everywhere how about rallying how about the car rally. It's true for non to Alonzo's post f one trip. Took a surprise twist with recent tests into car rally spec car Toyota in South Africa alongside two thousand nine two car. Overall, winner chenille Alonzo remains, of course, part of Toyota's Ellen p one team and leads the FAA world endurance championship driver points. The guy is just having fun in as many different pursuits as he possibly can coming up later in our second guest segment ten times being a rallying ten time. Canadian rally champ and Thomas dodge and his recovery from that recent and nasty skiing crash bikes. Very proud of Canada's Jonathan Finn. Aren't we rather decent kick off to his second season in the Spanish ESP K motive three championship as Kito as earning him? A pair of top ten finishes in the first race the bushel park sust. Catch win writer was back in sixteen. But he battled. Way up for a place finish. Then in the second race almost the same thing thread his way through traffic again to arrive nine I have another race line radio interview request in for Jonathan Finn in the system for next week faces in the pits like countless others around the world, Stefan retell in the hold s are motor sport promotion group. Who promotes a lot of the sports car racing around the world shocked and distraught by the fire that damaged the Notre Dame cathedral. In paris. France SRO immensely, proud of their French roots. And the close connection it enjoys the capital city retell spent most of his youth in Patty, while the S are Paris office remains vital to the company's domestic and global efforts. You see? So they're adding to the millions and donations from around the world, contributing fifty thousand euros toward the rebuilding funding disaster mated, it'll take billions to restore Notre dam. Sad. We are here to time. Nascar Daytona five hundred winner. Former Riceland radio guest good guy, Sterling Marlin, having deep brain stimulation surgery as part of his tree. Moment for Parkinson's disease. He began the surgery stages back in March. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's in two thousand twelve deep brain stimulation surgery treatment involves the delivery of electrical impulses to brain cells to try and reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's recovery from the surgeries expected to take three months. Fight hard. Mr. Marsland other foreign show, guests got Dixon, reviving suggestions, he thinks the length of the IndyCar Long Beach ground free needs to be longer for more tyre degradation and strategy options of might result in a closer race. After course, Alex Rossi's blowed win twenty seconds at the finish line was the whitest gap in that racist history, and that just could work too. And that's going to do it for this week on the race wrap your questions your opinions your comments on headlines in the news. Always welcome here. Let's hear from UK show while show your thoughts and theories with your fellow gear heads across candidate winning the grand prize in the Subaru Raisani mailbag trivia contests. It you qualified to win. We played that contest shortly. All right. Well, a pit stop please. But directly ahead in our first guest segment Remo ferry talks about his team's world champ. America titled offense, then a health checkup with Canadian rally master Antoine dodge. This race line presented by Subaru range of from its drive this week at your local Subaru dealer anywhere along the rice line radio network that is Jimmy Johnson. And you're listening to Reese line radio. Subscribe to a radio shows at I tunes or with your favorite podcasts. Man man's sports net. Five ninety two fan on demand. The auto racing coverage you need and the star drivers that make news. It's race line radio with Eric Thomas on am nine hundred CE. Canada's national radio motor sport. Verity is indeed the my slime radio network. This shows mandate has always been the the promotion coverage of Canadian drivers and teams events end. Lots of accomplishments are Canadian sports car racing soldiers some of the best in the world and the sport in. Here's another standout effort carrying Canadian red and white with a strong Italian. Heritage are very motorsport racing. On a Toronto is currently defending the GT and sprint x titles. It what is no now as the blonde Pat world challenge America series championships with the Finnish and Spanish driver piloting Ferrari machinery, so let's get inside the organization with team. Principal are very motorsport racing. Guest Remo fairy on race line radio rainbow. You founded the team back in ninety one you run your Ferrari team out of Toronto. But you also have partnerships with your for ferry group of outta mobile L Berta as well. So I think we can call you a national team. Heavy right in that. Well, reaching is be my passion, all my life. You know time is not easy back in Italy. And I keeps cool in start your plan to she has mckennie. What am I gonna want it to become a Reese car driver? Okay. Unfortunately, I never made it because a Nevada mind to do as I mean, you know, left Italy in a very young age. I came to Canada, I work my way up I couldn't speak a word of English. And but always please risk guys. You know, whatever had a chance to go work in the race cars. I did. But my true passion was Harari. And and that's where really pursue it. And I've been involved as technician will for our hallways, but I really wanted to be a risk car driving. And unfortunately, I never made it to me. But that doesn't mean that because I didn't make it as reschedule that could not make a team owner. You know that was the next school. We went I made some money that could spare doing that. That's how we got involved until one day. I decided that you know, it was time to take. The the boob by the horn and run that on team. That's what we've done. But then I have a weakness for these risk is estimated finish. I like to keep. Salem. I hear which I love them very much removed fairy is the principle of the Canadian are fairy motor smart racing with Ferrari team defending GT and sprint ex-champions in the blonde. Pat world challenge American sports car series, our guest on race line radio things. Very well. For you guys last season. Your drivers twenty Villanova from Finn Linden Beguel Molina from Spain. You win your first championship sprint X GT. And you also helped win the sprint manufacturers title for Ferrari. So twenty eighteen last year was pretty good year for you guys wasn't it. You know in recent you can go in once and expect to win. That's right. You got to be consistent. You got to keep learning from your mistakes, and perhaps do better the next time. And that is our goal, and that's weedy my goal in my life. And you learn from the stakes alone from what I done today at preps do better tomorrow. And that's the same approach to my team. Fifth full season with the team and going into the twenty nineteen campaign now renamed the blow past series as the champions has got a feel pretty good. There's a lot of teams out there that never get that chance remote. Exactly. Oh, but also a lot of weight. I mean, you know. A lot of wisdom of shoulder. We have to defend now into competition issues much tougher and I'm BBN now we're going to do best defense championship. I mean, the first raise it was to raise the we one one. That's right. Our goal is to win. That's all it is to it. I mean, that's what we're going to. That's what we do. And that's what we we try to improve overnight when the series comes to Canadian tire motorsport park, some people still call it most part. Yeah. The middle of next month. This is home field for you guys. I'm looking forward to that too. Because you know, we have based in Toronto. I'm very proud to be Canadian. I was born in reason Italy, but them Canadian now Canadian and my kids are growing up yet. They were born. Yeah. By car. I don't know if you've seen it tends to be running this as we run a huge Canadian flag on top of the whole roof. I it's not that the government gives me any money. Make you even. The thing that spent to watch money on that. I'm happy to tutor to show off that we are Canadian. We can do it too remote before we run out of time here completely being a Ferrari team and you being talion. I'd have to think that you follow your Ferrari F one brethren pretty closely Venelin young LeClair, maybe a little off song to start this season. But you have no doubt a lot of confidence that they're going to start winning races. And really challenge Mercedes. What I be right? I think. I mean, if you look back at in, Barry, we should want the reason I was so sorry for him. Fantastic. It I met a few times good. He is lost his father year half ago. But he kept he said together extremely fast. I think he's gonna win these gonna push Dell. And I think for I will get it together. And we really hope that the car is do just gotta get it together. That's all. Ramo delighted to spend these few minutes with you the very best of luck to the team for the balance of the season and groti fillet Benny many remove airy, and is for repelled are very motorsport racing effort the defending GT and sprint champs as we mentioned in the now blown path world challenge. America series on race line radio. Bottom line is. This removes enthusiasm is infectious. And it's a delight good hunting the rest of the season. You guys is very proud Italian Canadian sports car outfit. All right. Well, let us work in another pit stop. But still to come. The Subaru race on Email trivia conscious your chance to win another prize back. No rules in the contest. Get to your comments and your entries as well. Then rally ace on the limp after busting his legs skiing. Just a ranch wireless dodge this is the race line radio network. This is James Hinchcliffe. And you're listening to race line radio. When you're at a game and sign up for a credit card just to get the prize. And then you mmediately cancel the credit card because there's no prize when you sign up for a radio shows at I tunes for with your favorite podcast here. Five ninety the fan on demand. Canada's national radio motorsport of already the race line radio network. I'm Eric Thomas have a peak of my Thomas tales Collins inside track news magazine, the stapled monster and on the web at sports net dot CA. So way, we go once again with our famous Subaru Raisani mailbag trivia contest for two thousand nineteen another grand prize pack to win if you qualify by answering the Subaru trivia questions correctly in your Email comments. If you do your entry goes into the brake drum winner drawn at random at the end of the on-track racing season in November a long time from now the qualifying questions still to be pondered, at least the end of this month. But I might change it not probably will here. It is on the twenty nineteen Subaru WRX, STI sport tech model. Okay. They offer a special eight-week leather accented seat option you need to name that special seat option Alaskan again on the twenty nineteen Subaru WRX STI sport tech model they offer special eight-way leather accented seat option. Name the special seat. Okay us. Eric at race line radio dot CA connected entered this contest to win that price pack of you. Can that's Eric at race line radio dot CA capital? E R I K at wrestling radio like one big word no gap in the middle there or she'll bounce dot c Eric race line radio dot C to connect and enter the trivia contest win the price back when his now go to the mail bag and see what we have here. Okay. Oh, yes. Steve ceremsak always been in well with high frequency with his his entries this year. Steve Sarah listens. Loyally Sunday nights, eight o'clock on AM eight hundred CK L W Windsor, the information station. He starts out by saying. Hi, eric. This was written a little while ago. But it's still Germain. He says, Eric here's another try trivia, contests special seat option on the Subaru WRX, STI sport tech model is called got it. Right. And that's the how many times it is. He's got it. Right. But he can enter as many times as he wants to try and enter that price back fill that brake drum that is your bet is your mission in this contest. And even if you wanna price pack before you can win another one as as as well liked to engineer. This thing at the very beginning. We don't like a lot of rules in his contest and his seems to roll along just fine that way Steve goes onto same on a few other things Berranger has my vote for the best f one race of the year. So far, Eric, what do you think I tend to agree with that Shanghai was a little bit of a snooze kind of processional Bahrain? Was fabulous. Lots of overtaking. Lots of passing lots of battles on the race tracks way agree with Steve. I think Bahrain so far has been the best race of the year on the Formula one world driving championship still very very early in the going. Of course. Cheers. Eric Steve listening on eight hundred CK L W in Windsor. Wayne baton Bratton. Sorry Britain forgot the are in Simcoe Ontario. Listens. Faithfully on sports net. Five hundred fan in Toronto. Wayne, Brenton speaking here, Mr Thomas Comey, Eric Mr Thomas was my dad's name, maybe you can ask other listeners on the show this question. Why is NASCAR attendance way down nor few of the people have been talking about this new? My buddy, Dave moody on Sirius XM NASCAR show has been talking extensively about, you know, the drop in attendance, and you can see it obviously on television. He says I watched the extremity race at Bristol the Cup race. At Bristol was shocked to see this speedway. More than half empty is. It looked like there was maybe nine to ten thousand people in the stands. And of course, Bristol has a seating capacity of better than a hundred sixty two thousand same thing for the monster. Energy series race, April seventh I'm guessing thirty five to forty thousand at that race at one time ten years ago. There was a waiting list to get tickets for the Bristol race. Yeah. Especially the night race later on the summer the spring race was not quite as as heavily populated. But still very very very, very popular. Such a shame. As to what happened. I guess there is no really number of reasons for a decline in attendance, Eric, but for myself, I think the hotel motel owners gouging, the fans by jacking up their room prices. The average family cannot afford paying over two hundred dollars a night. We've been complaining about that. You know, some of the hotels and motels around race tracks, you know, tripling quadrupling their normal route normal room rate for racist. That's not fair restaurants, even jacking the prices on their menus for the race weekend. You shouldn't do that. He also says I think regards to the dollar with Canadian fans, it hurts even even further. Also think the raises are just too long were of your heard that before this programs, but on the air almost thirty years, and I've been complaining about that really since show one. That the lat the NASCAR races. A lot of them are just way way too long. I think at a place like like Bristol and martinsville. Two hundred laps would suffice. I tend to agree with you Wayne in your in your assessment of that I could be wrong. But let's see what other fans have to say. You're right. Eric race on radio dot CA. Why do you think NASCAR attendance is down? It's very very good question. Whether there's as as as Wayne says, the probably isn't one solid answer to that. But it's a myriad of things comission of different reasons. Why maybe I'm off base? But I always enjoy your show. Mr Thomas, you do a great job. Take care Wayne Bratton in Simcoe great interview, by the way, was Stewart freezing the guy can really wheel a car, and we just like to see him win one. And I know that win is not far away. Senator contest entries. Her comments who's ever radio dot CA on the sport tech model WRX STI eight leather seat named the special option. Let's fire off the pit stop here. Well, get caught up with motor sport hall of Famer Antoine massage. This race line presented by Subaru? But the other. Performance handling test drive veers it's Gupta's week on the race line radio network. This is Paul Tracy. And you're listening to race line radio. Send us all your money. Sign up for our free podcasts at I tunes or with your favorite Bod catcher. And we'll send you a free subscription for sports net. Five ninety the fan on demand -absolutely free. Canada's national radio motorsport authority into our twenty-seventh consecutive season on the air across Canada. We are the race line radio network. He is very simply the best road rally driver in this country and one front runners in North America. And even around the world say y'all survey shillue comeback ace Antoine. Massage is a ten time Canadian and seven time North American champion most of driving, of course, for Subaru that success resulting in many interview minutes on air across Canada on the good race line radio network after winning the opening round of this year CRC rally Pierce Nejd with co-driver Illinois quell that was back in February and one wound up hurting himself quite extensively in a skiing crash last month houses recovery coming along on what might is CRC plans. Be looking ahead. Let's reconnect with our friend and fellow Canadian motorsport hall of Famer and wireless dodge on race line radio. Antoine after winning the CRC Witter run Pierce nation, Milwaukee Quebec with Eleanor. Well back. In February last month you in the family decided to go skiing, and I love how you described it. You said I ran out of talent tell us what happened can you? Well, exactly what happened normally during the the March break. Yep. We always go skiing with the kids for a few days. And we rent the cap in Sutton in the eastern township here in Quebec in the, but I like it, and I like it with the kids then it was the first they had a very good day. But at the end of the day without doing anything stupid. I just I was not trying to backflips or things like that. I was just at the end of a run actually in that moment of in attention. And I had a big fall, and the broke my leg and not just broke your leg. You broken rather badly. Looking at some of the photos, you've been keeping us up to date on on social media a lot of scars down there. And there's a lot of metal in there. So you didn't just break your leg. You. You busted, pretty good. Didn't you? Yeah. Broke a TV a- had just hired in in this. Keep who let's say. Yup. But I, but I also broke the plateau of the plateau T TB, Al plateau. They call it. Your your femur? And it's like right to imagine. My my tibia also broke. So it's pretty bad. So I I needed a big surgery like four hour and a half surgery doctors and big plate in a bunch of screws. But they said that they were happy with how the surgery went. And then now it's just time time, we'll do the rest ten time. Canadian seven time North American rally champion Antwan list is back with us on on racial and radio. We know this every time we have a driver in any form of the sport. When they get injured doing whatever, the simple fact is that they're in such good physical shape. The healing time is normally reduced and even sometimes drastically reduced. I know you're in tiptop, shape and one has this. Maybe Silla rated your rehab a little bit. Well, you're in good shape, always helps when something like that happens because I'm used to move every day. You know, I didn't wait too long to to start start moving and start to do things. Like, even though I couldn't I cannot walk. They'll you know, I I know and still working the helper bud doing ads and stuff like that. And as soon as it was possible to to begin some movement of the with the knee. You know, I started and the on my own and and I'm starting tomorrow actual good to be if you're gonna be six week who is weekend. So I still have another six weeks without walking, but a physial process, and I is starting and I think they're going to put me on a spin by very soon, I'll be able to do more, and I've already lost the bunch of killer mass in my leg. Sure. I'll be able to start to rebuild this. And that going to be better for my my moral, also because it's not not easy. Not walk. Exactly. But so far. Okay. Good. Okay. But lots of nice wishes to get better fast from fans, you know, pretty much everywhere. I mean, that's got to mean a lot to you to knowing that, you know, there's there's guys like me and shows like me, but also fans out there and rally people who follow you closely, wishing you. Well, that's gotta help with your morale too. Right. When I did that that I both when I got back from the surgery. Yeah. I got lots of very nice comment and a lot of messages from from a lot of people from around the world, actually. So it was very nice and the in the I know it's going to be quite a bit of time before I run again and things like that. If you months, but you know, I'll be LB doing everything I can to be back in shape as soon as possible the natural question now is the big gap in the in the Canadian rally championship schedule you and Alan ach. Well, ran in one Pierce now is the big gap until the end of may on the CRC schedule with the Rocky Mountain rally and inva- MIR BC, you know, you've got to get on your feet. I what about looking forward on activity behind the wheel of a rally car is that so far down the road or you already thinking about possible always. Yeah. For sure I'm not going to be at Rocky Mountain rally. It's too close because your sickly I'll be back in on my feet around that they you know, at the end. So it's just too early to get back into car, but I'm hoping to go to bay. But again, it will have to be the right conditions will have to be there. I'll talk with the guys from swap shop with whom I did the first round of the right championship. And we'll see if we can put something together if not it'll be later in the year. But my priority right now is to is to get back in good shape. And even when I did Pessina is, you know, you could maybe just be a one off. Yes. That's right. You told us that working on other stuff? And if it's not this year is going to be next year for sure I'm I still wanna be out there. And but it has to be in the right conditions. Is there a possibility of doing some other things in North America outside of the Canadian championship is that is always a possibility for you into? Definitely it's always a possibility. I would like to do to go back into US at some point and do some of the area championship. I've been talking with some teams also down there. So we'll see what happens. But if it happens it happens, if it doesn't, you know, it doesn't. We had goes which are out. You're always looking to to piece the schedule back together again and get around this. There's injury period. Ten time. Canadian seven time North American rally champion of the sports ace Antoine. Massage is back with us on wrestling radio y'all headed over to Latvia last fall, and we didn't really talk about that a lot in detail Antoine October of last year in buddy, the compete around of the FAA European rally championship. But that must have been a terrific adventure for you to expand your ideas, you know, find out how other people who don't maybe speak the language how they organize things that's very very valuable for you, isn't it as a driver. Great experience into work with the the Nixon rally team was very nice. Also, very good group of guys. And yes, you know. I I'm I'm pretty sure I'm going to go back there again. Nice good relationship with these guys than I hopefully, we'll be able to put something together again. But yeah, it was great fantastic people great event love nicktator. No. It was it was a great experience. I wanted to go rally rally in Europe for a long time. So Allen at a time, and hopefully we'll be able to go again, you an aqua works worked. So well together imagine he's keeping in touch with you during this convalescence, right? Yeah. For sure. Yeah. We we've been we've been in touch in the EU's gonna be out there at the Rocky Mountain rally when I hold it that I could not go somebody else. Ask him if he would be available. So he'll be out there. You'll have fun. And then it'll be hard for me to to to follow it sitting at home. But like I said, it is what it is a priority right now to six my leg and the in a year, and we'll laugh about it. While we won't laugh about it. But will remember it smile? How's that? Under to ask you this before we run out of time completely. We just ran the item that Petter Solberg is retiring after twenty years in the game two thousand three WRC champion. Of course, a lot of that success at that time as a fellow Subaru driver with Subaru pro drive. I think Petr has got to be remembered as one of the greats. Would you agree with that at one? Oh, yeah. The versatile driver that very passionate guy about about the sport. And the very very nice guy too. You know, I had the chance to know him a little bit more in the last few years when I seem to rally cross and in twenty the eye and every time I had a chat with him. He was always a nice always taking the time. And yeah, very nice guy. Now all ever is son is is like he has a bright future. So terrific, you know, but I'm sure pets are will keep it's hard for guys like us. You know, I'm I'm about the same age as at her heart to stop completely source. Sure. He's still going to do some stark stuff and some rallies. But like you said in in the post that he that he posted everybody saw it's more going to be for fun for him. You know, without that extra pressure of pleasing people and sponsors reflect that just to go just to go out like it's wasn't the early days and just enjoy himself. So yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Perfect. And as you say one of the one of the best of all time with Subaru colors Antoine one. Thank you once again for spending some time with us. He'll fast, my friend. No matter what happens the rest of the season. We will keep in touch. We tend to do that with our friends medicine Miami. And we'll chat again soon. Thank you. Another entertaining visit with Quebec rally star and fellow Canadian motorsport hall of Famer Antoine massage on race line radio. The Canadian rally championship resuming as we touched on may twenty four to the twenty six with Rocky Mountain rally in Vermeer BC for our affiliate radio and L. All right. Well over the wall we can for the final stop. Then we're going to return for the last laugh next week show ideas and more this race lifers presented by Subaru powered heart pounding WRX STI now fourteen times Canadian rally manufacturers champion other race line radio network. This is Jordan zone. And you're listening to race line radio. Unlicensed doctor we suggested for scripture for one of our shows. Sign up for our free podcasts at I tunes or with your favorite podcast. You're fake doctor's orders. Sports five ninety van on demand. Eric thomas? It's race line across Canada on the race line radio network. White flag is signaling one more lap to do. So here's what we're planning to glue together for you for next week's schedule and motorcycle racing talent Jonathan Finn is back underway. This season racing in Spain. We caught up with a young man on the way up onto heels. Also get caught up with another good friend of ours. Canada's Scott Goodyear in charge the formula USA series state, sign Scott, of course, always promoting development of young drivers. Plus more entries for the Subaru race Lonnie mailbag trivia contests. But when checkers fly, we say goodbye Norma strays line. Thanks going out to remote. 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