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"Problem Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It's passed talk on the performance racing network. Fast. Talk his presented by Toyota for the latest Toyota. Racing information. Visit Toyota racing dot com. Advance auto parts, think ahead think advance and by wicks bind, the wicks distributor nearest you. Go to wicks filters dot com. Now, here's your host for fast talk. Doug rice, usually on fast talk. I am joined by Alexis Ericsson and either Cal petty Jeff Hammett or hermit Sadler today. Fast hawk. It's actually coming to you from Las Vegas Motor Speedway where we just completed the running of the Pennzoil four hundred. So joining me in discussion today will be Pat Patterson and pit reporter Heather Dubose. But first we are going to go downstairs to pit reporter. And host of the pit reporters are Brenton Millan who you caught up with Brett Doug caught up with the winning crew chief Todd Gordon and down here in victory lane. And I tell you it's got to be satisfied to get this win out of the way early in the season. And to hold off your teammate might make furnish to meeting on Monday. But hey, you know, what? Nice to have the win, isn't it? Yeah. One twos or pretty phenomenal for the whole shop and speaks for what? Everybody at Team Penske. Great job with with trying to prepare for what we're going to have with this new aero package thought put on a phenomenal race today. Lots of racing lots of passan didn't need to have. A bunch of people. We were we were tied up. I think somebody told me a four cars within two seconds on green flag. Rhonda went honored some laps. It's just it's pretty intense in just kudos to Ford with putting the Mustang out there. Brought us a great race car with with with the debut of the Mustang. We've had fast race cars at all three races. I thought we could win one Daytona. I really thought if we didn't have a pit incident last week that we had a shot beaten Brad last week and pulling a one to there as well in. And then for us to come back with a one to hear phenomenal effort by Ray team pesky. We spent the last two weeks on Fridays and Saturdays hearing a lot of I don't know. Are we passed the I don't know stage. I well, I know we aren't is a short answer that I think, you know, we look at it in Atlanta was a high fall off as track didn't have the drag ducks in a front. So the wake of the car was a little smaller. We came here with with with, you know, with the drag ducks in, but a place that we really didn't lose. But about maybe three quarters of a second a lap time. So really kind of level in that time, and we saw cars all over the. Race track. That's a part of things. Really cool. You guys up against the wall guys. Bottom guys in the middle. But then next week we go back to kind of a more traditional power to to downforce. We we get all the power back Phoenix in and we've just got more downforce. So that'll be an I don't know as well. And then California is while we gotta figure out how we raise these different racetracks with how much fall off it got. I think you're gonna raise them differently. How about your driver today? I mean, just what outstanding job taking the lead give it up. And then holding off Brad Kaz last the end of the race. Just outstanding effort. Yeah. It was a great effort by both by bulk Joey Antija majors spotter. I think this is a it's a lot more. There's got a there's a lot more information that can come to you. And you've gotta digest it and Bill make calls with it. TJ? Does a great job. Feed him information. There's nobody better than Joey using that information to make make things happen. Real quickly before religion, go art during this west coast swing how difficult or little logistics for a team got it. It's amazing and a coup hats off to Chris Yoder and everybody in transportat-. Department. We've got six car haulers that are making tag teams back and forth. Swap out cars walking out parts. We've got two of them that are criss cross in United States every week. So you know, the holler. Once it gets out here kind of stays. But there's there's a lot of checklists and making sure that you've got all the pieces in your your your stocking. The right stuff in it. And then we've got we've got tag teams of truck drivers that are that are run into hollers back and forth. Twice a week. It's a it's it's quite a logistical nightmare. But a, you know, fescue logistics is a great place to do that talk -gratulations on this win and good luck next week at Phoenix. Thanks that is Todd Gordon. Winning crew chief today. Doug. All right. Thanks a lot there. Brent McMillan as we're bringing you a special edition of fast talk. We are actually in the broadcast booth here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. And with two folks that did great jobs today. One in the pits. One up in the turns at Pat Patterson, Pat before we talk about the race and the ramifications of the new package Joa Gano shows up to play these days, doesn't it? I think. Absolutely. He does team Pinski. Doug shows up to play these days in and they're very much on top of their game. Not at all surprised to see that car and Brad Kozlowski? Ryan Blaney had some tough luck throughout the day. But those two cars were in it to win it all day long. And I I have the feeling that this just a preview of a lot of the same. We're going to see out of that race team this year Heather Joey Motta surprise some people last year headed about one of our reporters by winning the championship. He was the fourth guy in line going down there. I don't think it's surprised anymore by him to you. Now. I don't think so I was impressed with him today. And not only that I'm impressed by the tire marks that he made in the middle of the Pennzoil and the grass when he went through the grass I was walking out on pit road to get to through five. And all my gosh. What if he slides all through that to us, but he's been very very impressive. I think he's a great champion him. And Brad has Laskey. I unfortunately picked Kyle Busch to sweep today. But I knew it I knew I should've Joey because I thought what a great story to see that Pennzoil. Ford in victory lane at the Pennzoil for I think that probably made a lot of executives happy. I'm bet at made the guy that Britain Milnes with happy to just ask Roger Penske's two weeks. This is pretty nice. And you said I'm getting used to it. Pretty good. Yeah. Coming out here and having cars run one two amazing to me, the different packages, really take our guys take a lot of credit for what they've done to understand it and be able to build this cars that are competitive day in and day out short track last week at Atlanta, certainly advice, but I think fan saw some good racing those restarts or amazing with after the stages, but you know, for us to have two cars already, you know, solid in in would we'll have in the final championship run is just amazing for Pennzoil. They're big spots are here today and joy doing doughnut in the middle of Penza that's going to be on their annual report. I hope but I just can't thank our team. And everyone back at the shop for you know, what they do every day. And surely, the route Shay engines were the best is always been execution on the pit lane was. You know, amazing. So for me, it's another day. The good news is also we wanted the Mustang for the first time in in Australia one Saturday Sunday down there. So it's been a Mustang weekend for the last couple of weeks. I mentioned a lot of owners are jealous with talent. You have when you look at the youth. You have with Brad Keselowski joy llegado. And also Ryan Blaney. You got a lot of young talent that could be around for some time that guys that are winning when you think about you know, the field, and, you know, with Joey really showing you really was winning the championship. Brad's been a winner. And you know, to thank, you know, Joey to help us higher Blaney, and you know, obviously Brad was the key guy getting Joa get him onboard. So it's been a team effort a family effort, really when you think about it. So I can't thank them enough to me. You know, Travis Geisler and Mike Nelson everybody at the shop just to deserve so much credit here. So my name's on the door. That's but I these guys do all the work. How satisfying to see Joa gone on not only when the championship last? Here but continue to succeed, especially when he came over and as leaving gives a lot of people considered damaged goods. Well, I never did. I thought he he wanted Gibbs one in good cars, and they just really didn't have a ride for him. I think Joe at a love the kept him. But you know, we had a full time ride in the Cup series at that point. And he didn't. So in fact, we waited a week, you know, while he checked it out to see behead someone and we went on and we've never turned back. So is a key part of the team obviously along with Ryan. And Brad congratulations on two wins and two weeks and good luck. And Phoenix next week. Go for three we want to keep it three in a row and try factor. Great. Thanks a lot Roger Penske or Silbert in victory for the second straight week. All right. Thanks a lot. Good. Get there by Brett McMillan all is nice to hear from the captain that cat. Just sounds like he's in charge, by the way fast. Talk is brought to you by Toyota, and you can find out more at Toyota racing dot com. Nick striving through a nasty storm and counting down the minutes until it gets to inlaws. We're here. But one thing he didn't count on being there next day because he didn't test car battery. Think ahead think advance at anytime. One in four batteries is about to fail. Get free battery testing plus batteries that deliver more performance starting at seventy nine ninety nine only at advance auto parts and participating carquest locations free installation with purchase most vehicles. Most locations we want to help extend the life of your vehicle Cemex micro louver into the oil where it uses the fluids to reach internal parts as it soaks into battle Zemach just Ursus harmful carbon buildup to help improve performance reduce emissions extend engine life. And and tree spiel mileage buys today at the dot com. Or your local auto parts store. Help your vehicle run better with Z necks micro louver kit. I'm Matt Benedetto. And you're listening to fast talk on the performance racing network. Birth Bill each week in the Reilly auto parts bit reporters will give you honest. Look at the week's new four chief to think that they're gonna come out swinging and be just as competitive as were thousand ninety two thousand eighteen and realistically from what I can tell no reason that what they say. By winners. He surrounded by people who go out there and consistently contend run up front and lead laughed now it needs to rub off on him. I suspect there will be two hundred drivers in the final four homestead two thousand nineteen chase Elliott, which is probably going to be a surprise for anyone. But I also believe that Jimmy Johnson will be back in the final the guys who ended up winning most of the races where the guys that before the year. You will look set they're going to win most of the races. I'm gonna take the elder veteran every single time that sport selfish, traveling waiting fast for we're gonna wind up discarding somebody. The somebody's regret got rid of your bit reporter on the performance racing network. PRN's fast talk being produced today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway broadcast booth after the running Pennzoil four hundred I'm joined by headed abo- and Pat Patterson at a course, we have to get around to talking about the new aero package that was in effect today, the bigger spoiler less horsepower, the arrow ducks designed to tighten up the racing NASCAR Stevo, Don lose kind of become their point guy when you want to take their temperature. He comes out. He says that they thought the race was decent. But they are not satisfied said he was relieved that stage two and three was better than stage. When Heather that sounds. He's not trying to spin it. Yeah. I don't think. So. And I agree with what he said because I was really excited after I think it was staged to on that research. I mean, we really saw those cars run close to each other side drafting I wanna make a point to TJ majors. Someone on Twitter said he's really good in drafting. So he was helping Joel Ghana with the side draft. So that came into play there early on. But then they kinda get spread out. And then it was kind of back to where we were not what we wanted to see dog. I think you have to manage expectations. I think that's what we've been trying to do over the off season headed down to Daytona last week in Atlanta, we talked about the surface there and what I have preached since the beginning from from my shows is manager expectations. This is a work in progress. I think we made progress today, and I think that that's the important thing we need to take away from this race stage, two stage three we had Gaza. Could catch guys we we had a cars at St. together much longer during those restarts. When we would get go. When we had some great action to call in the top five to ten to twelve spots. It lasted the restart excitement lasted longer. And I think at the end of the day remember that the drivers went into this with the same kind of managing expectations that we went into it. They didn't know exactly how it was going to race out. Here. The test is the test. I don't ever take much from the test. Well, drivers are driving different their Foot's not in it. I'll I will plead guilty. I was thinking it was going to be more dramatic, especially right off the start. I thought we were going to see too wide five rows deep for fifteen laps that didn't happen. I didn't look really precisely any different than any other race. Whatever had here. No, they got they got single file. And we say this all the time. And Heather, I know you've heard this too. It's never going to be easy to pass the leader. The leaders always gonna have an advantage. I don't care what kind of car we. Race out here on any size racetrack. It's gonna be difficult to pass the leader. But that second third fourth fifth and sixth car out there today was a whole lot closer to that leader. Definitely I would agree with that. And I thought it was also interesting how Kurt Busch described being in clean air versus dirt air. He said it's like you're standing on a diving board leaning forward. So I found it very interesting. All right. Let's jump back downstairs Brent McMillan nothing. You caught up maybe with the happiest guy here at Vegas. Joy llegado got that great spy and his word a right now here in victory lane. Congratulations. This this works out perfectly Pennzoil on your suit Pennzoil here in victory lane. The sponsor could be happier could really work that well at a gray race car great partnership with Pennzoil and they they really made it clear to me. How important it was to see the Pennzoil car in victory lane here today. So to be able to make that happen for them. For our race team. Be more proud to be an area now during the closing laps. When your teammate is chasing you at some point. You had to be thinking I'll come on man, you're gonna win last week. You're in the playoffs. Just let me have one. That's not how race. Are you kidding me? I would never give up and I would never expect anyone else to give me a win. What fans come to watch. They come to watch a great race to the end. There's there's no given here. This is all about the going out there and get cheddar Fleiss or your race team in have Team Penske went to be more proud of that. What did you think of the way this package race today? I thought it was awesome. I shoot if you don't like that. I don't know. What else? What else you want? Man is intense racing for a very long green flag run aground like that. Typically, would you know would have you know, cars multiple seconds ahead. And you wouldn't you wouldn't have a race it. He NS race. At checkered flag is crazy for the driver seat. Did you feel like you had the ability to move the car all over makeup ground and everything my card eight I'm sure not everybody's dead. But my had a really good Pennzoil Mustang that was able to make up some time and move around and do different things that was a good advantage to have getting the Mustang. This year you've gotten off to obviously last week. You had the piddle or you had the problem with the loose wheel. So you didn't get the finish. You probably deserve last week. But do you feel like the Mustang is? Where everybody everybody thought that maybe you may not be as far as success so far this season. You know, I think it's definitely made up some some time. You know, the good thing is, you know, it seems like it's got us beat out of the gates. And that's where. Yeah. The two manufacturers struggled in the beginning. When I got their new cars so four did a good job working with the teams and really build something they could come out of gate strong. So we got to keep working. We gotta keep evolving right now with the new rules the way it is. We don't have it figured out. We may a one today, but I can tell you. We don't have it figured out. So nobody does. So when we come back here in the fall different rates, again, how nice is to get that without a lay early this year. I'll feels great feels good. I tell you what I won the championship last year. But I still remember twenty seventeen when we didn't make the playoffs, and that's stuck in my mind forever. And I never want to have that feeling again. So getting back into the playoffs early feels great. All right is your son sleep in the night yet? Now is this on the FaceTime. And he's good. He's doing awesome, and he has got his bath. And I kind of need to I'm really sticky right now. All right. I'll let you get go. Joy. Congratulations. Thank you very much. There's your winter today. I'll let him go. I didn't notice. It didn't smell bad to me. So he spells like a winner to me is what he's there you go. Well, Coca-Cola that's not a bad deal Brandt? Thanks a lot. Great job down there victory lane for Brett McMillan catching up with Todd Gordon and Roger Penske. And finally, Joey Logano we'll come back and continue our conversation post Pennzoil four hundred here on fast talk. Cameras. The not the click of any camera taking any picture. That's the sound of thousands of Toyota racing fans. One after another getting shot of their car. Whether their car belongs to Martin chew junior. Kyle Busch Eric Jones Denny Hamlin or Matt D Benedito. This is the moment. That captures the Camry before it goes onto right NASCAR history. And accomplish the completely amazing clinching. First place Kentucky speedway sweeping Richmond or shaking off that rookie status with a massive win at Daytona. 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What it been both of your estimates? I think it's valid what in the world is going on at motor sports. This is the second week in a row. They were not a factor. New. I mean, I, you know, I knew where you were going when he started that conversation. And I I wish I could tell you what that is. That's that's happening over there, obviously Pinski, and obviously the Stewart Haas cars right now, and, you know, give a call to even even Richard children's cars seeming better Ryan Newman had some moments the last few weeks, without I don't, you know, I don't know what to make of it. I don't wanna get too excited because it seems like once we get a little further in the year like last year chase Elliott was a late bloomer last year and getting winds and so forth. I think that you know, we comes Jimmy Johnson you down to pits today. And you heard them he was basically crying on the radio. I don't know. What today? Right, right. I didn't personally cover Jimmy Johnson. But I I'm wondering do they think it has anything to do with maybe their drivers not having patients or when they make a mistake having a hard time just kind of letting it go and regrouping keep moving forward. Because I felt like Bouwman he hit the wall at one point. And they were trying to calm him down over the radio. And I just wonder if those mistakes and of getting in their head too much because they show speed. I mean, they were fastened qualifying in that top four spots they toned, but that's that's a different world that doesn't really count. Let's take a look at this. Let's go back four years in time to the Hendrick motorsports line. Jeff, Gordon, one of the greatest ever four time champion Jimmy Johnson. Maybe the greatest ever Dale Earnhardt, jR, pretty good driver hall of Famer chase Elliott, really driver. That was the lineup that they rolled out every Sunday. Yeah. They don't roll out. They don't they don't roll out three hundred hitters now. No. And I've heard the argument made many times about the fact that they that the Ford teams right now have a much more experienced lineup. And they do no question. You look at Gibbs, and you look at Bush and you look at Denny Hamlin. And and Eric Jones is making great progress over there as well. And now Morten to exchanger lot of experience there in three fourths of what they've got going on there. I don't wanna think that you know, what it William Byron did in the extended series isn't solid credentials to be a solid Cup guy. Tha. Morrogh, but you know, Doug. This is never been an easy game for a new person to come and play. I've always said it takes a good three solid years of experience. Either leave even in a good car for that driver to match up with that car and go out and be effective. And those guys are still in my opinion, catching up and good example of what you just said. I e Joey Logano there in the beginning. We were like he's the best thing since lice bread. And then he kind of fell down. And then got the Penske in Harry is now a champion and winning today's race. All right. Let's take a look at the top ten, and you think about what most of these finishers having common Joel Ghana wind. Brag last second third. Kyle Busch fourth. Kevin Harvick fifth. Kurt busch. Ricky Stenhouse junior. Nice Ron today. Six seventh. Erica Merola Martin tricks juniors. Eight chase Elliott ninth. Denny Hamlin was ten you know, what most of those people in that top ten having common. Not Chevrolets whether or not Chevrolets and they're. Champion drivers. But six of these guys have won titles Lagaan has last cow Bush Harvard Kurt Busch Martin sheen. They all they all have big skins on the wall. Well, and they've all lived through the different gyrations of these cars that that's another part of this is well, that's that's what really kinda makes me wonder about Jimmy Johnson is because Jimi of all people when we talk about why his seven championships stand out to me, maybe more than Earnhardt or petty. It's because the fact that Jimmy did it with a car that seemingly changed every other season, you know, and for him not to be adapted to this right now. You know, really kind of makes me scratch my head. And I definitely asked him about that. Because that's what I was thinking at pre race. I said Jimmy you've been through a lot of changes. How do you adapt? And he said, you know, you just have to kind of roll with the punches. But today he was also sick. So I don't know if that played anything into tonight or today's race. I'm not sure there were a lot of pundits. That said, okay. Last year was a fluke Jimmy Johnson comeback. And he's going to be a threat to win the title. I know we're just three races in the still a lot of ground to make up. The span of excellence for any athlete is only so long. I one day. Tom Brady's gonna stop throwing touchdown passes. I don't know when that day is not soon enough for me. But it it'll happen. And we may be there with Jimmy Johnson. He may not he's not the guy was when he was thirty five years old. He's forty three years old difference. And again, I go back to there being a problem in the overall environment there at Hendrick. And when I say that what I simply mean is that they're not getting something, right? In terms of the dynamics on these cars having all these changes now on the first couple of races of the year. I still say Doug that by the time. We get to the summer. I'll be surprised if we're still having this conversation, I still need to get on past Michigan Pocono and get through the first half of this year. And then I think I can I can say a lot more about where Hendrick motorsports is or isn't looking back at today's race here. Was there anybody that surprise with how well they ran Heather anybody jump jump off the page at you Ricky Stenhouse today because at one point I mean, he was running in the top five there for a little while he told his crew chief Brian Pattie? He said, hey, the cars perfect. I don't know how. To go any faster that time he was in eighth. But I mean, he ran in the top ten the whole time. And I feel like for Ricky stayed out of trouble had a good run. Nice job for him. I the styles. Did a good job on those else was doing a good job in Atlanta. Let last week to as well, I think that that you know, that team is hit the ground running. And I think that that as this season progresses. I think Stenhouse may have moved himself into one of those what I call top fifteen cars on a of base. That's not a bad place to be no it is the place to be. That's where you that's your goal you aspire. If you don't win a race early. You wanna stay in that top fifteen, but most importantly you wanna race in the top fifteen all season, and I will say this too. I think now that Ricky doesn't have the distraction of being the boyfriend of somebody that was more famous than him. Guys. That's real. I mean him and danika were this power couple, but they weren't really power couple because Dan because showed up it was the big spotlight that was showing on her. Oh, by the way. Here's my boyfriend. He races to he Caisley wins. Yeah. Well, you know, whether it wasn't distraction or not the truth. The truth is is that Stenhouse has always been a solid race car driver. But he has been at a place where he did not necessarily have a solid race car. And I think those two things have gotten closer to each other right now, he's got a better car. And I think it's showing his towns little better. All right. That may have turned a corner on that coming up. We'll have a little green flag. Black flag a little bit later on in the show. We'll also make our wicks pixes. We look forward to Phoenix. And we'll have the highlights of the Pennzoil four hundred here on fast talk. Brought to you by Toyota. Find out more at Toyota racing dot com. Ready to set record time at the dealership accelerate car buying online with auto trader do your paperwork get financing options. And traded you all to get a monthly payment based on your information before you buy safe time at the dealership when you start the deal online. Accelerate your deal with auto train. Grind brick should wear. Destructive words when it comes to an engine, adding Cemex micro lubricated to your oil and fuel allows it to soak in the medal to disperse far full carbon deposits, you wouldn't wax the car with third audit? Don't run your engine without Zemach help improve performance reduce emissions extend engine life. And improve. You'll mileage was Z max, micro lubricant. 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Doug rice here with you on fast talk special edition from Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts brace edition for the Pennzoil four hundred out here in Vegas. I'm joined by my longtime veteran broadcast buddy, Pat Patterson and headed about pad. I was at an event few weeks ago, the national motorsports Press Association, and our buddy hill Overton was there, and he asked Jeff Gordon a question. And then Gordon looks at him and goes, he'll how long you been doing this. You know, hail one hundred seven years, we're we're the hell's Pat Patterson he's fit at this that long. Just so, you know, you're on Jeff Gordon's radar somewhere. That's great. Well, godless, Hillary on a love him, so longtime guy used to be on PR in and still coverage the sport. But Jeff, Gordon has great appreciation for people that have been around this game are other person's day is headed about Heather has worked on and off with PR in over the last three seasons. Maybe. Yeah. AB long and this year she'll be involved in more races. I think you're doing a total of five with us. I have a four so here in September again, so Noma and second Texas and just for the uninitiated, you you cover a lot of other motor sports. Give us a little four one one. So I originally started with speech channel that's how I met you guys was out at the speed stage. But since then I've covered the NASCAR Canaan pro series. I've covered red bull girl. Global rallycross. I've covered American flat track Arca on in this week here at the race with you guys NASCAR love having you on. I did want to ask you one thing before we get to our high. Package. I think the most talked about person at this speedway this weekend was Haley Degan young lady that one k and in race on the last lap pass. I think she's one to now. Is that correct? Yes, she she's one to last year. She made history by becoming the first female ever to win a NASCAR race in Canaan pro west series out at Meridian speedway, that's in Boise, Idaho. And she had a last lap pass their to a little bump and run on her own teammate for that first one. And then just Thursday night. She did the same thing to Jagger Jones who's a rookie in that series as well. And she pulled off the win is pretty impressive on dirt. By the way, that on third before did, you know, her nickname is the dirt Princess, she. Well, what I heard her talk about. I mean, she basically put a lot of weight owner shoulder. She felt like she was supposed to win that race. That wasn't like this stock. Yes. Well last year she finished second at the dirt race to Sheldon creed. And Christopher bell was also in that race who obviously a well known dirt racer. So she said coming into Thursday night. She should be the one to win because the faster guys that were there aren't there? And she expects nothing less. Anything else would have been a failure? Now, you've you've spent a lot of time around her by brief exposure to she seems to be very energetic. Buoyant loves to talk. And can drive a race car. What? And I know it's early on. She's she is literally a child. Yes. Can can she make a difference you'd think somewhere down the road, I leave? So I think that she has like you said energy, but she's spunky. She's wide open. She's wild almost like that wild child. I don't know how many people out there listening are familiar with Brian Deegan. Her dad back in the day when he's race supercross and ran motocross and all that he was wild. He was one to definitely watch out for. I don't think she'll be quite as crazy as he is. But she's definitely full package with not only the personality. But also the talent and the and the key is, you know, you can you have all this talent. But you gotta match the talent with the equipment. And that the key. That's going to be hurricane is every step. And she said it to her interview. She said I need to win everywhere. I go, and that's the deal. She wants to win everywhere. She goes. And if she does that she will be a player when she if she were to ever evolving to the Cup series. Yes. She said. She does not want to move up to the next level until she wins in that series. So she's one in Canaan. So if next she has some arteries coming up, she wants to win there before she moves up to trucks and so on and so good stuff in Arkansas is going to raise for venture any motor sports, and they roll up. They roll out very competitive cars in the Arkansas, and what she writes in for mackinac island. Now is for Bill McNally, and he's he's launched so many winners over the past that she's she's in the right place with the right guys right now, and she just needs to bear down. And do thing win race. Don't get distracted. Don't tell pay attention to the noise. We'll see how the progression of Haley dig who owned the early part of the weekend out here Las Vegas Motor Speedway comes about. By the way, we did run a race here a little bit earlier. It was the Pennzoil four hundred. It was won by Joel Gano. Let's catch. The highlights of what turned out to be a pretty exciting show. Gentlemen stunt, Jerry. It's a momentous day for NASCAR as we enter a new era era new at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. As green flag flies on the pins oil four hundred they stay side by side and lockstep through the first of the double dogleg down into turn one heaven Harvard, kicking hard to the outside of Denny Hamlin. There side by side down to the strike Parbat will meet the purse left, and it's hamlet pile Bush often Dylan Kevin Harvick uses the middle girl. This time trying to keep Kyle Busch inside lane and found one. Johnson war is almost bucks along the front stretch air Johnson trying not to lose contact with. Chase elliott. Looks like Harvard got out of the throttle. A little bit eerie knows the stage win in the basket hill. Cross start finish line claim states. Number one. Kyle Busch will be second in line. Gado gives kes- last a big shove here on the puck stretch. And that looks like that's going to push the two car to the number one position llegado on offense. Going Africa's Laos gate defense's Kevin Harvick closes in their nose detail across the stripe headed back to one shuts the door on his he had the run down the backstretch that's gonna give Harvick a chance to get the Bush Bush slips up the race track. The top down at the bottom of Kabul's. Now, only a half a car late. He's not going to try to hold onto that second spot. He wants to lead this right today gets right to the upper Laskey can't make anything work because Laskey hold on the right track. But here. Llegado from the outside goes around pile push paints to the inside of his teammate, Brad Kozlowski. Now, we jumped the outside. I think we're gonna see a new leader. After to here comes out, he'll play high white. Here pass for the lead. Attorney one Kyle Busch will use cars to get it done. He'll take the lead away from llegado as they make their way. Often. Llegado says, hey, gone ain't over yet. He goes to the bottom. He'll try to move Bush back spot again, give llegado credit here is eat drives right up underneath takes the all four got to lose a lot of ground. Here comes he's gonna turn. He's going to make a run now bile Bush to passed on pit road. He has been hit by the speed police a pass through penalty that one's gonna leave a Mark playing stage. Number two, Kevin Harvick will come home and second Martin to ex junior third. It is per push on the outside. It is joined the Gano to the inside. Green flag is waving once again here in Las Vegas. His last makes it three wide cut enough and turn for the battles up front. Joel gone everything inside outside perk. Bossa they run again. This is three laps in a row. Nobody's giving an inch upfront. You're Harvick you'll try to go to the racetrack coat. Bush drops down shuts the door on not going to give him the room. Tom. Gatos, narrowing the gap the last three left his time into turn one. The middle group by psycho, turn to go quickly till in the Gano side by side with teammate Brad Keselowski at the stripe. It's his last five three. But here comes the Gano. Joy ladonna won the bottom brackets. Cafo bossa teammates, not giving an edge joy stays out towards the wall. With the race track autos now got to make a decision. This is gonna give has last chance to kept it out. Now ski cuts it down four Carlex. They're both right up to that. Don't look now. How about compass group is well they'll be looking at the white flag when they come back to the line this time, it's Joey Logano by six toilets over branches Laskey flat. Traffic shouldn't be a factor. Joey auto almost four hundred laps in the book. He'll go to the low side trying to buy something brackets, husky all the way to the top. It ain't over till it's over llegado cut a hold on. He's got a mirror Laskey straightaway. Cut to. Carling to the bottom of the racetrack. He's going to challenge for the lead all four joy Lugano up against the wall kiss lousy slides up the racetrack. They nearly make contact but Joey look on. Oh, it's going to win the Pennzoil four hundred over teammate Brad, his Laos gate, Joel Gano celebrating his first win of two thousand nineteen Joey how does it feel to bring the Pennzoil car in victory lane at the Pennzoil four hundred. I don't feel too bad. The highlights of the race. Brought to you by Coca-Cola. How new is the new are Inge villa coke? Well, that's something. You'll have to find out for yourself. Go out and grab an ice cold. You are in Philip co it's new it's Aren, it's Bonilla. And it's just as refreshing as every sip of Coca-Cola's should be. 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Check them out at the wicks filters Facebook page Greis along headed VO Pat Patterson special edition is doing this show pretty much immediately. After the Pennzoil four hundred here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Speaking of which always fun to come to Vegas Vegas is kind of a different place, but it leased from our viewpoint up here in Heather you may have a better look at this working off pit road today. It it felt like the head of really good house here that the crowd was pretty decent. Yeah. When I lived up to the stands right before we started to go green. It was pretty full. And it's always nice to see a good crowd on a good day with youthful weather right here in Vegas. This is a great place to great disagreed destination for race fans. I think I saw a lot of fans from a lot of different places here assault saw Chris pal earlier in the day. And I asked him he said, well, we can always sell more tickets. But I was pleasantly surprised when I looked across the from where I stand in terms three and. Four. And I thought you know, there was there was a real good Crowder challenge. And it's a challenge when you moved from a race track that had traditionally only one day to year two now you're doubling down and you give your fan base of option. Okay. Well, I don't have to come in March. I show up in September. I wonder though, and I think it's a fair question. I think a lot of a lot of fast. They know there had to be a lot of oddballs on the television side. You're not going to tell me that the ratings weren't up a bit today because I think fans wanted to see what was happening here today. And I think so those fans, you know, caught the buzz early on this year. We've we've been getting excited about the NASCAR season. I I mean first real test for this full package if you will hear this weekend. And I think that also creates excitement create some buzz and sold tickets. Well, we'll see if that can continue. I think we talked the new package thing until we're blue in the face, and we won't know anymore. It's a continuing saga. I'll go with what I said earlier that I it was better. Leave it at that. Let's let's move into this little thing we like to call green flag black-flag. It's time for another edition of marine flag. Flecked clay. Klay guys. You don't play this lot to will tell you. What I will make a statement. If you agree with the statement you say green flag peril. What do they hear when they say green flag? All right there, you can sing sing. And if you black flag that statement you hear this. The traditional game show Bassem. So cream flag. Black plan. We'll start with you Heather there will be no new winners. Fish up suit. Green flag are black. No new winner. Nobody gets first thing. I don't think so Lak plaque. I don't have any idea. Who that I first time winner is gonna be yet? But come on. We gotta have new winner. I I want one. Maybe it's a want more than a go. Pat patterson. No first time winners disagree. I think we do good first time this year, and I can think of a couple and in give you Daniel Suarez. And the forty one car I think eventually he's going to find his way to victory lane. And I think I saw enough out of the twenty four car William Byron to tell me that he could also get positioned at some point to get a win this year. We will be doing this same show here in September. Both of you can come back and talk to the writers of the green flag black flak questions. Because by then we still won't have any winner touch the riders on this show a lot, you know, they pant little notes and okay. All right. That patterson? Great flag. Black flag team Pinski is the best team in NASCAR. As of today. Bring flag or black. Green flag argue with success victory to flags already. Green flag. The best teams in motor sports. I would say not just masks. All right. So we quick all right last question right now, there are six one time championship winners in our sport. Dollah Ghana one time Brad kits last book. Kevin Harvick earth Bush. And tricks six guys all of one one titled and you get Jimmy Johnson is one more than all of them put together. We'll we have another mall. Will there be? There will be a multiple winner at the end of this season of titles whose name is not John that will be a multiple winner. The end of the season whose name is not Jimmy Johnson. Meaning one of those six guys wind championship Heather. I want to win another one that I'm going to say green flag, and I'm gonna go with it's going to because last gear Lugano if one of those are took we're we're kinda teen Patterson. Yeah. I'm gonna go green flag was real. And I think I think that the Harbut Mike once again be a player will get down to. Let's good. It's good that you guys think there are enough quality people that it's not just not sell load up on one. 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Hi, this is Doug rice at VR in join me every Monday night for another great episode of fast on it. Totally totally flips everything I think for everyone. And that's a huge statement at this point in time by NASCAR to say. Hey, we're still checking this stuff, man. What would be your top one or two things that if you were running the show you would want to implement definitely more racetracks added to the schedule at least a dirt race Cup. And I would love to see them look at a Nashville or an Iowa and look at a street race up in the Pacific northwest. I have a lot of pride and where I'm from a lot of pride in where I live, and because I think just nice to be able to that world. And personally, I think it's better for me as as a competitor. I think that shows on on Sundays to he's going roller coaster AB and he gets overthrew awesome. He really doesn't get going. But supporting and also last year, you know, he was a contender. And they learned a lot. The fact okay, you can still win. That's fast talk right here on the performance racing. Netw-? What? By the way, cool things happen when you win races in Charlotte speedway club and Texas speedway here at Las Vegas. What's by Twitter feed? Joe Ghana gets go to the top of the media center, which we're not allowed to go to really it's the blackjack club. Okay. Probably better for me. Not to take. Black. But you know, that's one of the space when you win lots of cool things happen, and he gets go. Celebrate at the blackjack club. I still think this race will be talked about more for the debut than you aero package than it will be Joel Ghana winning the race. And I'm I'll give my assessment again, and it will grind on this bit more. Because I think it's the big story coming out here. I thought what we were going to see was going to look more like what we saw at Charlotte in the all star race. It's it wasn't. I wasn't identical. But I thought that was going to be more. I didn't get that. So that left me a little dissatisfied. I eighty laps this race would not intriguing. You had a guy get out to five second lead and not much going on as it went on. And the driver's got more intense. I thought the action picked up and and better than most Vegas races we've seen although I thought the race out here in September so hot and guys pop tires and stuff that made that race that the fact that we had like twelve cautions made that. This race would have been better today with three or four more call. There you go. There you go. A lot of what you're going to hear of already heard about what happened here is going to be two things. It's going to be what I didn't what I didn't get to see that. I thought it was going to see and the fact that I didn't see any caution flags all day long in ever since. Jeff Burton ran the table in New Hampshire a gazillion years ago a race that goes down without a caution flag typically to the masses of our fan base is a bad race. Well, I understand because what they want is the the mania that goes with the restart, and I can't blame them. No. But in into to that point restarts were better. We actually got I thought better racing Heather in in those restarts. But I don't know about you guys. Just speaking for myself when I say this as a industry we have got to start under selling and over delivering we cannot keep. Continuously going out there saying man, what we're getting ready to serve us to taste better than anything. You have ever had in your life. Because number one you can't predict what's going to happen with these changes. You want to tell me something about it? You need to show me things. And then we'll talk about how good they can become. Yeah. Great at that. Maybe we're setting the expectation just a little bit too high before knowing exactly what it's going to be we need to wait and see what it's going to be. So maybe if we were to hyped it up after this. I don't know might have been different. But then again, we did we didn't have any cautions today. I think that plays a role because if we would have had cautions. We see more restarts. In the restarts. Are what has been giving us the most action and restarts. As Darrell Waltrip says creates more restarts more action. And that was I think at the end of the day, and it's probably something that won't be talked about that much as big a factor here anything else. Well, the big fear and mama. And is we were at Daytona totally different thing. Atlanta the pavement, and that's totally different. Now, we come to Vegas, we do this. And that's the first taste week. Kinda get where this package is going. But next week. We can't go someplace like this. We're gonna go to Phoenix. Where again is completely totally different package bid. We're going to California. The problem is is that Doug until we get back to Texas. The fans still aren't really sure what we have or don't have. Right, right. And Todd, Gordon even mentioned it. He's still not really sure because he said it's going to change next week and the week after that. So I think it's just a lot of unknowns. Which I feel like we've probably said eight hundred forty five times in over the whole weekend. Well, it's funny Nasc car. I still going to applaud them for the fact that they're they're chasing something, and it's. You you might not even know when you catch it. So allusive what you're chasing the holy grail of ultimate competition. Sure. In again, keep in mind that in any race, we run, you know, this is all captain obvious. You got those fifteen cars that are fast. They're always going to be fast. You got this other? You know, ten or twelve cars that are going to be tasing that top fifteen hard. And then you've got the rest of the group back there, which we appreciate it love, but they're never gonna get anywhere close to the front or lead a lap. When you got three different groups of cars out. They're all trying to experience something new. It takes time before any of them can totally figure out what they have the work with. And I think that again proved positive today they got one in the books today. Now, let's go do some more of the mall and a half. And let's go experiment was more things and I plug NASCAR. I always say this, you know, of made my whole living at this business and on the biggest fan, they have I want to see them succeed. But we just got to kind of solve. Sell it a little bit more and not try over under deliver. By the way, we owe. You a Toyota performance report from the Pennzoil four hundred and Kyle Busch is the top performing Toyota he finished third then you go down to eight for Martin to X tent was Denny Hamlin. Eric Jones finished thirteenth. Matt Benedetto was twenty first in the Toyota and finally, wrapping out Parker. Clicker men in thirty first and thirty eight was Joey gays, and that's the breakdown on the Toyota performance report. For the latest Toyota racing information. 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So let's see I start to think about Invicta lane when I've been they have this artists actually there that paints the winner as they come across the start finish line. And it's really exciting. Because if the lead changes happen, then he starts painting something else, but I'm trying to think how many paintings of who have seen the most in most recent years, and I'm just going to go with Kevin Harvey. Oh, that's too. You asked me who thought win not the longshot. You you. You're definitely right? There's no question. You can't think about that racetrack without thinking about how good Kevin Harvick is it will be a different situation out there next week again with with the package that we're running. So there will be a little bit of figure that out, but that doesn't seem to affect Kevin Harvick any whatsoever has to be the favourite going into Doug. But I also think at the same time that that next week could be a good day for somebody other than the players that we've got on the board right now. I mean, there may be an opportunity next week for somebody like I said I'll Bowman who settled on the poll out there. You're you're here hunting for unicorn. Kind of I'm a unicorn Dada. I mean, that's what I'm picking up on. That's what you put down on. I'm going with her. I mean, if you walk into the pay Wendy, you got Kevin harvick's. I like the guy the one here today. Maybe it's because he just wanna race. I think this year we may have a big three big four gin Joa Ghana. We're going to be talking about him all your long. You know, what happened cat got swagger? I saw it at a press conference that we did it Charlotte Motor Speedway where we had all the Penske drivers the guy the guy up to this point have been kissed asking. These got the championship has got the winds blades. You know sexy. Cute trendy. What when we had all three of them up on stage knows and charge toilet Ghana. Because because he sitting there going I got the big trophy at home. And that's how that's going to come down, by the way. That's our wicks picks. Brought to you by wicks filtered. Go to wits filters Facebook page for chance to win NASCAR NHRA tickets at weeks. Just makes all the difference. Pat. He he is at an Heather you interviewed him. He said different guy now than it was at this time last year, even angry and even just listening. Brent McMillan talk to him on our show today. He just makes me laugh. He makes you smile you can't help. But like things that come out of joy, lagaras mouth. I'm not so sure how became so hated so quickly. But if you keep swinging winning changes a lot of things people wanna pull for winter. It does like the patriots fans are all right? That's gonna put the wraps on it. Thanks, a lot to Harrow Hamburg Bernhardt, Heather abo-, Pat Patterson, I'm Doug rice. And you know, what we will see you next Monday. And when we show back up, we'll have a whole bunch more fast talk. Fast. Talk was presented by Toyota for the latest Toyota. Racing information. Visit Toyota racing dot com. Advance auto parts, think ahead think advance and by wicks find the wicks distributor nearest you. Go to filters dot com. This is PR in the performance racing network.

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MRN Classic Races - 2001 UAW-Diamler Chrysler 400

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MRN Classic Races - 2001 UAW-Diamler Chrysler 400

"The following is a presentation of M. R. N. radio the Voice of Nascar just two races into the Winston Cup season. And we're in Las Vegas. Although Michael Waltrip and Steve Park taken the first two wins this year today the bets are on Jeff Burton and Mark Martin after all. They've won all the races here so far today. Forty one other teams go after the rows teams trying not only claim a piece of a four million dollar purse but also going for an extra million bucks in the Winston. No Bull Five Mike. Skinner says all you need here is the handle handle on his everything here. You've got to handle that. You've gotTa have song engine but you've got to have a good handling race car and you gotta be disciplined with the race track. It's pretty easy drive in the low to be and Hurt your acted and also hurts though straightaway because you've heard the exit so it's it's just a lot of discipline and a good handling race. You gotTa have a good handle roast handle in hope for luck from the Las Vegas Motor speedway but you w timer. Leisler four hundred. His next are am radio presents NASCAR today. When you visit the city of Las Vegas you come to win whether your game is blackjack poker slots the idea is you can get your lucky moment and take home the Big Jackpot. Hi everybody and welcome to the Las Vegas Motor speedway today are radios live coverage of the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred for the Nascar Winston Cup series. I'm Joe more along with Barney Hall to bring you the third race of the two thousand one season two will in the Nascar Winston Cup Circuit. Whether here in Las Vegas at Daytona New Hampshire. Wherever you have to work you have to struggle. You have to be smart. Barney dislike in the casino. It also takes them luck. Yeah you need a whole lot of luck here at this race track. We saw that yesterday in the Bush. Ranch race out here. There's probably two or three factors that really come into play as Mike Skinner said. You've you need a good handling racecar. But if you've got a good handling racecar and then you need a ton of patience because if you get impatient here you can put some wrinkles in that race car real easy. The other thing is you need good pitstops. You need good pit strategy. The guys need to make good calls get you in and out keep you in good track position because if you get behind really hard to make up ground here you hear drivers a Lotta Times. Talk About having an adjustable race car. This is a place where that proves to be a very big factor if you can adjust throughout the course of the race during pitstops hopefully later in the race. If you start off bad you can get on a little better and be a contender for the win. Looking at the record book. You'd think that all you need to win here is to be on the Jack. Rouse team is drivers. Have an unbelievable record of this race track in Winston Cup races. We've been here three times. They've won all three in the NASCAR Busch series. They've won twice and the Jack Rouse car. Nearly won the Nascar Busch series race here yesterday. So I don't know what the magic is. They have about this place but they seem to have figured it out. Yeah in the past races have not talking the two different drivers that drive for Jack. This time notably Jeff Burton. They say we're a little bit offer struggling a little bit but they may just be saying that we'll find out we'll go trackside and hear from some of the drivers in a minute. You know bobby is Winston Cup champion. All the reporters are going to want to talk to you this year. Yeah so that's going to bring a lot of attention to all you guys in the outnumbered Pontiac. Why TRACK ATTACK TEAM? So let's work on what you're going to say. Okay Okay Bobby. Pretend it's right after your next big NASCAR win you tell them out. All my crew and my wide track Grand Prix Santiago Lopez and. I'll tell them my grand prix stuck to the track like a supermodel sticks to her die. Donald Winston Cup champion should say that it stuck to the track like Tom. Sticks to a metal pole on a cold. Winter's day better by Grand Prix sticks at the track like my shoes stick to the Florida. Movie Theatre had always happened for my Grand Prix. Stuck to the curves the lyrics to a bad song sticking your head now. You're getting it. Yeah or maybe. It's like peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth when you don't have to wash it down okay. There Tiger Pontiac Grand Prix wide track attack from NASCAR. Your neighborhood the Grand Prix with wide track handling sticks to the curves hot wax on Harry back. Yeah sorta like that anyway. Wider is better from the Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is Maureen Radio Getting Ready to go racing at the Las Vegas Motor speedway. Forty-three drivers being introduced to the crowd down trek side right now. Joe a just a tremendous turnout. We were head a little dicey today. The weather forecast here. But it's not bad. We're GONNA be okay. There's a chance for some rain coming in later this afternoon should be well after we conclude the racer today but right now kind of overcast skies cooler and breezy side but it should be great conditions for racing and yeah it looks like it's going to be a packed house here today to see the third race of the year. We'll Dale Jarrett scored his second. Las Vegas poll here on Friday. His teammate Ricky. Rudd won the pole for this race last year. So at Robert Yates Racing. They figured out how to qualify. Well here so far. Though deejays best finish in this race was a seventh last year. Jim Phillips of Newport. Tennessee is with Dj. One Hundred Seventy two point one zero six miles per hour. The Bud pole winning speed and Dale Jarrett had the look of surprise on his face. Friday so after happy hour is a car. Steel is good and it is consistent as it was we. We tried some things in happy hour. We knew from our test session. While we had done there we started. There goes a little bit loosen the sunshine when we started yesterday made some adjustments got a little tight and then todd and I spent really about two hours after happy hour and looking back over our testing going over what we had yesterday evaluating all of that. And we think that we've got a good game plan here for today. Been always good at this top racetrack mile and a half to lay down but seven. Your best finish here. What's going to be the most important thing you today to pull off a win through the center of the corner and be able to pick the throttle up and utilize horsepower that we have that. That's the key here is getting through the center of without the car being too tight and then keeping it freeing-up off to really utilize the engine and the power and aerodynamics that we have this has been one of the most adjustable teams that there is on this circuit. That's Dale Jarrett bipolar. One hundred seventy two point six miles per hour. It may be the key to winning here. Today is being able to adjust Johnny Benson had just a great qualifying run for his team. Menus Benson could be the sleeper in today's race. He's got a good car and a good race team. He runs strong on this type of track and they tested extremely well here. Let's get his thoughts. Winston Kelly is there well Barney a lot of spring in the step of all the guys on this valvoline team last year. It was a snow white car this year. They add a sponsor. They're a part owner and coming into this season. You guys seem to be really on top of your game. Great run at Rockingham last weekend win. Seems like it might be realistic today. Well we sure hope so. I mean we think that every race we go to but It valvoline pontiac work very well this weekend and and do a happy hour before the bus racist after a little bit more difficult to make the right adjustment so hopefully James Jensen all the guys made the right tweaking on the car and we got some adjustments for the race. Though we're looking forward to it was good and happy hour. Eighth quickest overall but with the Bush team's running after the Bush race running after the Winston Cup with additional rubber on the track. What kind of changes that normally make to the racetrack? But if you're a little bit tight it's probably GonNa get more tighter if you're gonNA make a little bit more loose so yeah I mean you try to get as balanced as possible and and try to figure you know the grip issue in afterwards and adjustments or. Make your car sorts adjustable during the race. That's kind of the key thing and and I think that we can do that. And you know we just hope we come out of here in a top ten finish but if we're for up there near the front we're definitely going to go. We've had one first time winner. This year could have another one today. Johnny Benson's already got fourth and a six year Las Vegas looking to roll the dice and get that number one finish today. A lot of folks are pulling for Johnny Benson. After the tough season they had last year coming back this year with the brand new owner sponsor in Valvoline and. Yeah that would be a great run if he could post a win here. Starting the second position now Jerry. Nato has been quick every race. We've been to so far this year. He was second fast. Qualifier at Daytona. Ran Willett Rockingham. Unfortunately his finishes have not been that good at Daytona. He was caught up in that nineteen car crash and then at Rockingham bounced back somewhat for Fifteenth Place. Finish their Jerry starts third today. Craig Armstrong of Portland. Oregon is with him. This is Jerry Naidu's best start at Las Vegas Motor speedway but his best finish was twentieth last year. Today may be your best opportunity to win Jerry. This season so far. Can you do it? Can You bring that? Uaw Delphi Chevrolet to victory lane. I think we gotTA GET CHANCE. Get enough chance like everybody else you know. Everything plays in our in our corner. We'll get good pitstops in our cars running good then. I think we'll be all set and hopefully the weather will hold up and we'll get a full day's racing speaking of weather yesterday. Of course a little warmer and Sunnier during happy are last time he had the car and attract now the cloud cover starting to come in it's cooling down. Is that going to change the strategy and it's hard to say I'm sure the track may change a little bit. This track tends to get lot lot freer on race day. And then it tends to tighten up towards the end of the day. So hopefully we're free enough in the beginning and we'll be okay towards the end after crashing at Daytona a fifteenth place. Finish at Rockingham last week. Jerry Naidoo is looking for a big jackpot here at Las Vegas Motor. Speedway got a very strong race car and team right now. Let's take a closer look at the Nascar family with the Coca Cola racing family today. Ricky Rudd explains the importance of maintaining a family life on the road. Well it's it definitely rates number one for me and It's it's a little bit of a struggle trying to keep all the balls in the air and have some type of normal family life but I feel like we've been successful doing that I've heard all the stories don't don't They'll spend time away from your family for you know what that he'd grown and gone. I've got a little boy six years old and the Great White Land of married over twenty years and I say keeping all his balls in era is a little bit tough but Spent a lot of quality. Time with Landon. Whenever chance we get and it means sacrificing a little bit on our part a lot of extra travel sometimes take to get home to just to bail them again and see the family. He lied again. Nascar is a family sport but in a family life. And how? Here's to the American family from the Coca Cola Racing Family Coca Cola? The official SOFTDRINK OF NASCAR fans crowd still being introduced or the drivers are being introduced to the crowd is the way I should put it. I guess here this afternoon at Las Vegas. We'll hear from some more drivers when we come back. It's time for another seventy-six pit crew tryout full ten Wa handyman should join a real NASCAR PIT crew. Well just this morning fixed sticky wind up but what are you know about NASCAR? Well I also use the official fuel of NASCAR. That's seventy six with pro power. It's clean burning for more powerful performance. Okay then run over that race car. Get Door Oh you bet. That window looks real sticky and you may never be a pro but you should still use seventy six with pro power get the spirit of NASCAR. Get the spirit of seventy six. Andy Petri Nascar champion crew chief on presidential politics crazy system Andy Petri on world peace. I'm for Andy Petri on tool storage. I recommend the craftsman professional toolbox steel cage construction and rising released door latching system. This what the pros use craftsman the official tools of NASCAR recommended by guys who can talk all day long about tools. That's right see. Here's the good life a great price guaranteed Sterling Marlin Elliott Sadler and Jeff. Gordon will hear from very shortly from the Las Vegas Motor speedway this is Mr in radio. We're back at the LAS Vegas Motor speedway pre-race activity wrapping up trackside and very shortly will be racing for four hundred miles here and Joe. These drivers are anxious to get down to it. You know they are again. There was a threat of some weather rolling in. Looks like that's not going to be a factor as of this moment anyway. Kind of partly cloudy skies. There's a chance of rain later today but right now it's looking good as the drivers are being taken around the race. Track your in convertibles. So the fans can Send them on their way for today's running the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred well. Kenny Wallace is one of five drivers. Have a chance to win an extra million dollars along with the race fan. Who can win a million bucks as well as part of the noble five program? Today we'll talk more about that as we get into the race but first. Let's talk about Kenny Wallace. He's featured at this week's spotlight interview with Jim Phillips Guinea. What does it mean for wisdom cab driver to run for a million dollars? Well it's it's a very elite situation. You know anytime you line up forty three race cars and there's only five that can go for million dollars. It's a feather in your cap and you gotta take it for all it's worth and And make the most out it so You know to be in it for the second time. It is a means a great deal to me. Tell me about your starting back in the pack. A plan to try to get up there and get some of that money. Well obviously you know From what I'm told this is the farthest back all the the best one out of the Bunch Nemechek starting twenty first and Gordon and myself and skinner all back there but this is a good race track to be in that situation. It's a two racetrack that usually goes long. Green got plenty to work ourselves to the front and there's a lot of good race cars out there right now so we're just gonNA stay consistent and and You know run as hard as we can and free space today. You know hopefully won't be bad on too much you know we'll get out and make some time and try to catch the leaders okay. How about the team now? The progression of you know the spot. You Got Hills Brothers helping you today. And how's that going? Well you know. We've got a solid team. The team is there. We've had two good outings. Obviously we've got caught up in the big twenty car pileup Daytona then got taken out last week mean literally and you know but besides that you get out of that out of the way I mean. We're strong and the team is there. We just gotTa get this This big burden of this no sponsorship thing off our back. I think I've become more popular for not having a sponsor in my whole career and that means a lot to me. Also because that means everybody's following me and their route me on so like I said I can't tell anybody any more than the team is strong. Were here were qualifying. Were racing and You know we're working our tails off to get a sponsor right now. Kenny Wallace one of the contenders for the no bull. Five along with Terry Labonte Joe Nemechek Mike Skinner and Jeff Gordon. He starts in two thousand four today. Greg Armstrong is with him. We'll Jeff Gordon has a million reasons to want to win this race today. Not Just for himself but also for a race fan one of his biggest fans obviously the noble five by Winston. That's going to be a big thing for you today. How exciting is that? I've been he'll be a big family. Win that thing we. We got a great car. This team has just been on a roll here. Since last season they carried some momentum and even though we didn't qualify as good as we would like to. I think our chances are really good to have a strong run today. Started twenty four th. Can you move up quickly or are you going to hang back while? See what happens when they drop the green? We'll find out. I don't know as far as I'm concerned doesn't matter if it takes all day as long as we get there eventually obviously noble five on his mind a million dollars on the line for Jeff Gordon. He starts twenty-fourth a kind of like to have him today and have the chance to win. The Winston Noble Five Million Dollar Bonus Elliott. Sadler will start eleventh. He's only run two cup races here in Las Vegas. The team is expecting good things this year and a top five raw top. Ten today would be a good start getting that done. Winston Kelly is with Elliot. We're only had a great run last weekend at Rockingham finished eleventh. He starts eleven today. What's your expectations today? Top Ten top five polly top ten. Hopefully fifteen we were not as good as we wanted to be. Yesterday Medicare for torch. This is one of my favorite Carson. Usually it's pretty good along the well. There's a little difference some anything's possible so we're looking forward to another good point state. That's the main thing on a good point today for the first four races and then we'll be on from. That was pretty special week for your girlfriend. Lisa tall came in sixth in the Miss USA. Pageant that's gotta be pretty special that airs. I'm too proud of and she's worked so hard ever since. I've known her to try to work up to that point in do as good as she did in the finish. That whale uh pretty proud of him so I can't wait to see tomorrow when I get home and looking forward to spending more time with a she finished sixth he'd like to at least equal that or maybe up a few notches. Elliott's Rozov eleventh today in a motor craft Ford. Another factor in today's race has got to be the dodge factor at least to happy hour practice yesterday morning. Here's the Las Vegas Motor. Speedway dodges had the four fastest times. So how are they going to do today Sterling Marlin and has done well so far this year he starts in the eighth position? Jim will be a player. Let's find out seventh at Daytona eighth last week. Or are you GONNA be player to win this race today? Car of the guys from Coors Light team has done a good Jonathan Dodge in What real good yesterday to happy hour and we'll just try to play cars right just hoping don't get too tight during rice but Thank God pretty this tick racetrack. You've done well. Things tracks also How about the layout? As far as the chassis set-up make drastic changes to settle changes on these cars. We can't get tied here if you get tied to really hurt you off the corner special term for you got two long straight away and You can be a little loose and make a little time but if you're tired just when you're dead you can go anywhere but We was About neutral yes Dana. Little Cooler today. So Delivered loosened up this morning and hope he just brought well like I said Friday guys Look confidence in his eyes in Sterling Marlin's looking for big things. Not only today but all year long with this dodge they were very impressive in practice ended qualifying. Jim Phillips said it might be the day for the dodge here this afternoon when we come back. Michael Waltrip Tony Stewart and Todd Bodine. We're in the pits. With Joe Gibbs had a few comments on the race coach. Well it's been pretty clean so far except for that car. What's your little bumping grinding yet? And his engine all must not be using filters. Wow you can tell that from here when you only use Wicks. Fillers like we. Do you get used to the sound of an engine. This outperforming the competition. So what's The answer coach? It's a simple matter of substitution. And that's a little harsh on the driver. Isn't it not the driver the filters weeks filters for NASCAR and your Car Day? I'm Dennis and I'm a Winston Cup hero. You haven't heard of me because I've never WANNA race more qualified for one. Actually I've never been in a race car but every week I'm at the track. See phasers created tuneup for life. A program to help men stay healthy. Look for the Pfizer. Men's health trailer at Winston Cup events for free screenings on blood pressure and cholesterol and information on sexual health. Look for me too because I'm the guy driving trailer but that's only until I get my race car so tuneup for life dudes and I'll see you at the track from the Las Vegas Motor speedway this are in radio. Jim Phillips is with Michael Waltrip who qualified fourth. Michael Bit consisted all weekend. Can you win this race today? Well we think we can jam. The cars run really well and You know we we. We stumbled a little bit Rockingham. Our performance was good but we had the typical new team blues there. Things didn't exactly go right. I didn't call for the right adjustments and we had some troubles so you know we have to understand and be realistic about where we're at and know that our Napa Chevy is going to be fast enough to win today. I believe that we just got to be consistently smart on the on the adjustments. I Call Four. Scott needs to understand what I'm saying and and it's just a initiation process trying to get to know each other on these tracks. Were ever pit. Stop is so key. What you do the car and it's GonNa take a while for that to happen. Let's switch over to Winston Kelly guy that there's got a chance to win this race for sure. He was second last year. Getting Ready to put on his foot protectors talking about Tony. Stewart Tony about today's race. Can you move it up and art? We're GONNA TRY TO Got Really good car. And I think that was evident by where we're qualified so You know just excited. I mean everyone on the home depot teams just really really dug in over the winter. And I'm so about how good macarthur had been driving this year. I think we're gonNA shake this Spring Thawing Period. That we have trouble with each year so if we can get a good start to the season we know the middle part and the end of the season when you on strong. So he's I You know half a dozen races or so a really important to us right now. He started out took him eleven races. Last you don't think it'll take him that long. He rolls off fifth. It was the double zero yesterday. Safe the double six can do it today with Craig Armstrong. We'll talk about on the SAM's town three hundred Busch series race here yesterday. Todd you're starting sticks in your first Winston Cup start here at Las Vegas Motor speedway. Can you make it two in a row well? I don't WanNa make any predictions but we've got a really good race car that the K. Mart tours ran really good happy hour. It's got almost the exact same setup the Bush car had so. Hopefully it'll run just as good but you know we. We gotta be realistic. We got to try to get a good top ten finish. Maybe a top five. We've got a car to win the race. We're GONNA go to the front and try to do it so It ought to be exciting todd. Bodine looking for that too. Usually the DEUCE is not a good thing. Merlin snake eyes. That'd be great for todd. Bodine Todd is very very excited about this getting off to a good start and nearly won the Nascar Busch series race at Daytona. Did win at Rockingham one again here yesterday. And then qualifying six for today's race. Obviously he's pretty pumped yeah. He's got a lot of momentum in his corner and he's got some guys working on that car that just bust their tails for him every weekend. I think we'll see some good things out of the team. All Season Long folks standing by getting ready for the start of today's race drivers have handed over to their cars. We're waiting for the command. Fire the engines on Pit road and get this third race. The nineteen at the two thousand one season underway posted awards over four million dollars along with a Winston Cup. Liter bonus worth thirty thousand dollars for this event today and the no bull five on the line an extra million dollars for one of five drivers if they can win the race and a race fan along with them so a lot of money laid out and that's kind of appropriate to be here in Las Vegas. Yeah that's one of the big bucks or that's for sure and there's a lot on the line today for a lot of drivers. We said there's five drivers that qualified for the Winston. No Start Your engines. There's the command to fire them up and very shortly. We'll go racing. Hello from Husqvarna in Sweden where we are famous for our supermodels them. Now you can get one for yourself. Yes the new Y T H fifteen forty two tractor from husqvarna on sale. Now just seventeen ninety nine ninety five so sleek yet so strong with its overhead vowed briggs and Stratton INTECH engine. Test drive one. You will fall in love and take her home. You're lucky dog. The white T H fifteen forty two from hospital. 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So that's the key when you get to turn to keep it at a straight line for that move onto the backstretch. We'll have all the action covered from our spot just outside of turn to a drag race on that back stretch to try to get position going into turn three to cover the action for MRI radio this afternoon. There from Rancho Cucamonga California. Here's Dan Hubbard. Thank you Joe. And hello to everybody. Turns three and four very similar to turns one and two nice and wide? Also banked at twelve degrees. Today's competitors will have to place their bets as to whether the low line or the highland will work for them yesterday. Michael Waltrip. Marty Houston lost those bets as they both found the wall in the Bush race. All be here to tell you who has the bad luck and who has the good at turns three and four of Las Vegas. We'll be a lot of gambling going on and turns three and four here this afternoon as they come back into the trial of work their way to the start finish line and trying to get positioning on the other car. Most of the guys will tell you although it's a very wide sweeping race track you really. WanNa keep your car down at the bottom line if you can and what you don't want to happen is the slide up a little bit and see someone else pulled down underneath you. Because chances are you're going to lose positions there as we said in the beginning. It is a handling racetrack in the lower. You can run to the effort of the speedway the better off. You're going to be. The pace. Car Has the field in tow off Turner before now the pace cars moving onto pit road getting set for the race as they come out of Turner before down to the line they will share it and Johnny Benson up on roll-on Juryman do Michael Waltrip Monroe to Tony Stewart and Todd Bodine. Sit back there in the third row as they approached the green flag and the green is here. They come down the line on the start. Dj It's a good job by a car. Length at the half over Jerry Naidu who now slide to the second and he will do that at the expense of Johnny Benson. Third Michael Waltrip ghosts fourth than their side by side for the Fifth Position Tony Stewart Stein now Taco die and makes it a battle for the fourth spot between himself and Michael Waltrip Donald. Try To beat Walter to the corner and he does and deter three so todd within the fourth spot. Your leader is still Dale Jarrett. Jerry Naidoo Johnny. Everybody tried to took down the inside lane as quick as they can. They don't want to be hung out on the high side cross. The line is still dale. Jarrett Jerry do as they worked their way back into the corner now from fifth place on back they're getting too wide and turn one. That's where Tony Stewart is down to the inside of Michael Waltrip with sterling Marlin trying to latch onto stuart earned income for the Banking Burton back his Ford into the outside wall. Some heavy damage to the left rear quarter panel on Burton's machine on the speedway it will come out at lap number two again is Jeff. Burton's car got turned around over. There backed into the outside wall. They race back down to the line. Dale Jarrett will bring them back under the yellow flag back. Turn to L. Barney. Ironically one of the most accessible drivers of this race track Jeff Burton working his way in the outside lane through turns one and two when he got to corner number two. The car spun slit up the racetrack. He managed to lock the brakes off and scrub off some speed but not enough to prevent damage again. The left rear side of the car all crunch Dan around that left rear tire and he has since driven on away. A lot of damage on the back of the car. Didn't take long at all of the first lap that offending winner of the race hits the wall in turn. Would we're under the caution down the dues hanging? Although Mr Chang down at the local Delhi Sales Memorial then copy which is me. Good luck this is for the people in my name the Hamadou the day anheuser Busch St Louis Missouri now inside the Home Depot Car Number Twenty with Tony Stewart through ninety four beautiful Alabama. Jim Back Welcome back to home improvement one today. We're talking caulking there. You're better this racing moment has been brought to you by the Home Depot. The official home improvement warehouse last Saturday march. Seventeen but pole qualifying from the Darlington. Raceway here the qualifying results for the Carolina Dodge dealers four hundred beginning at ten fifty am eastern on ESPN radio just one lap into the race. The CAUTION FLAG IS OUT BECAUSE JEFF. Burton hit the wall in turn to. He's now taking his car back to the garage will hear from him in a moment from the Las Vegas Motor speedway this. Marin radio field is now crossing the start finish line getting the signal one to go to get back underway here today in the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred today's broadcast of the UAW Chrysler. Four hundred is brought to you under exclusive radio rights granted by the Las Vegas Motor speedway to Mr in radio solely for the private noncommercial use of our listening audience any publication reproduction or other uses the description. That accounts of this event without the express written consent of them are in. Radio is prohibited jeopardy. Hit The wall over at number two. They've taken the car in behind the wall to work on it. Winston Kelly. Is there still up on? The car obviously feels a little bit frustrated. A lot of damage to the right side to the left side of the car. The left rear quarter panel just waved us on in Jeff. You've had a ton of success here but not today. What happened to be honest? I really don't know winning the corner and first couple laps going real easy and got got toward the middle of the corner and it started coming on on the gas or anything it started coming around and I never could pull it back. We were going slow or a big pack. I do not have a clue whatever. That's sitting in the car. Very perplexed with what happened on the race track after a second and a couple of I you can understand why he's a little bit frustrated and the car pretty heavily damaged whether they'll be able to get back in and out. We'll wait and see you let you know they're getting ready to go back to green. Where FOUR LAPS. Complete coming up at five when the green flag will fly again. Dale Jarrett will lead them down. Jerry Naidoo lines up second Johnny Benson third. Todd Bodine Fourth Tony Stewart Fifth and Michael waltrip sterling Marlin Rusty Wallace. Ron Morte and bobby. Bonnie make up the top five on the first laptop that I picked up two possessions. Jeff Gordon advanced two spots and Sterling. Marlin gained one. See what they can do another lap of the Green as they go back to Vegas single file work into turn one driver again. Who wants to start making a move sterling Marlin? He's back in the seven spot trying to take six away from Michael Walter. Marlins Carson angled toward the inside. He will still try to angle to the inside cannot do it. So we slots in single file behind Michael Waltrip again. That is the battle force seventh upfront. It is native. Just barely challenging. Jared jared slides up the bank. Were still go. Hey do in hot pursuit. The Front eight cars run single file. As across back the live with AOL. Jared bringing them back as they work back across the line. The hot racing's going on right. Now between Jeremy Mayfield and Ron Horn downturn turn one side by side for the ninth position. Worn today to the Mayfield Mayfield car. He has to get back in line at a day. Goes by. That battle is single. File battle in front of them. Starting to heat up Rusty Wallace now right on the rear bumper of Sterling. Marlin Marlins Ryan to get around. Michael Waltrip tight. Pack of three cards against Marlon awash up high rusty Wallace takes advantage download. Buddhist moved up to the third position and Ricky Craven as a problem just as he crossed the start finish line spoke began pouring out of the tide machine. Craven is slow to the racetrack does not come to pit road however NASCAR is now putting out the black flag for Ricky Craven again early in the race. The problems is smoke. Continues to blow from his car under the green flag. Working down the back straightaway. Dale Jarrett leads them to turn three. We'll see if the corner's just a little bit slick. Dale Jarrett is. He comes in a little bit of wiggle on the nose. Day Jarrett is able to. It may do nails down. The second cog on inferred still a good race going on back at eighth place. There's three cars hooked up in that one right now. Jeremy Mayfield to the high side as they come off the corner rusty wallace pulls alongside Ed. Go back into tournament. One Bobby. The bodies about to get a piece of that. So as Kurt. Busch and turn one couple of teammate side-by-side for that eight spot of trouble rusty wallace spins smoke boils out of the car. He slams into the wall and teammate. Jeremy Mayfield also making contact everyone else diving down the grassy gay for the current to to get by but the crumpled machines up rusty wallace and Jeremy Mayfield arresting and turn to Brett Bodine had a problem up in turns three and four just a moment ago also looked like Brett spun. The car and we are under caution. Could be some oil on the track from Ricky Craven Scar but the yellow flag waving for the Second Time. It comes out at number eight. I knew a bargain when I seen one but when it comes to break. I don't compromise on quality or safety. I insist on right. Best as professional grade breaks their d three certified to be consistent with federal safety standards. I know because I'm the one that keeps my car running safe and sound quality and safety so the just got to enjoy Back in July. We're back at the Las Vegas Motor speedway. Didn't take long for things to start happening. Caution at lap to Jeff Burton spun it. Hit The wall over in turn to and now we are under caution again the second coming out at eight when Brett benign hit the wall between turns three and four and almost at about the same time. We had a problem with your field in Rusty Wallace over in. Turn to follow up on that in a moment from the Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is Mario. Welcome back to the Las Vegas Motor speedway things happening in a hurry here. We've only completed ten laps and we've already had two cautious Joe. More a couple of cars have gone to the garage we solve Brett. Bodine hit the wall in turn four. He took his car directly back to the garage and teammates crashed in. Turn to Rusty Wallace and Jerry Mayfield. Involved let's go first to Craig Armstrong. We'll catch up with rusty here in a moment. Okay Winston Kelly with his teammate Jeremy Mayfield. Jeremy went back on the track. Joe He's come down pit road a couple of different times and still trying to stay on the lead lap. The damage concentrated all the way down. The left side of the car primarily the Left Front and the left rear quarter panel is whereas the damages. So they've got a lot of work to do there. They're still working on Jeff Burton's car. He's got a lot of damage to the left rear of the car. So there's going to be behind the wall for a while. Joe nemechek comes down pit road and some more stops here. Kenny Wallace one of the no bull five contenders along which is also a Winston. No bull five contender coming in and get four tires and seventy-six fuel and ricky craven that had all the smoke trailing out of his car or a little bit earlier has also brought his car to the attention of his crew up on pit road is they continue to work on it up there rusty Wallace and Brett. Bodine the two cars that have gone to the garage in this latest yellow here at Las Vegas Motor speedway. Jeff Burton hitting the wall over intern number to a moment ago in that car is also behind the wall as they continue to work on it several strong contenders for the race wind today involved early on. Jeff. Burton hit the wall. Early on number two is car still sits behind the wall. Now Rusty Wallace Jeremy Mayfield out early in the race. Just eleven laps in the NASCAR. Winston Cup Nascar Busch series teams. Make their way to the Atlanta Motor speedway next weekend in. Marin radio takes that week off we'll rejoin the circuit as we head to the Darlington raceway in South Carolina the next week for the Carolina. Dodge dealers four hundred. It'll be on Sunday march the eighteenth will begin our coverage on Friday afternoon. Actually Saturday with Bud. Pole qualifying starting at ten fifty. Am will follow that up with a Nascar Busch series cars running the Sun Com two hundred on Saturday march. The Seventeenth Air Time is twelve. Thirty PM THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN truck series also an action that week two weeks from this weekend. They'll be at the Mesa. Marin raceway on March the seventeenth for the California to fifty airtime is seven thirty eastern time. We'll take two more weeks office. Series goes to Texas and Bristol than pick up the circuit once again at the Martinsville speedway for the running of the Virginia. Five hundred on Sunday April the eight our coverage begins at Martinsville with pole qualifying on April. The six but pull update starting at three. Pm Eastern time on that Friday afternoon then the advance auto parts to fifty for the NASCAR craftsman truck series on April the seventh one thirty PM eastern time and the Virginia Five Hundred Nascar Winston Cup race on April eighth. That is at twelve thirty eastern time on Sunday afternoon April the eight as chicken and the Western Cup garage Las Vegas Rusty Wallace and the early afternoon for the Ford. What happened out there? Our just getting going there. The car running great. I think I made it up to six or seven real happy to run and I went into turn one. Jeremy was underneath me and he just lost it and when he lost it he slid up into me and I got defense and that was it is the car fixable. They'RE GONNA. Try to get back out on the restrictor supports. We're trying but robin just came up. Just tell me that it's really killed bad. It's so I it's looking so badly probably won't be able get back out front end and rear end damage in the Miller lite for Rusty Wallace very dejected. Doesn't look like he's going to be able to go back out at Las Vegas Motor speedway his midday maybe done so definitely to potential winters. Really having serious problems in the early going. Jeff Burton and Rusty Wallace pace car pulling out of pit road off Turner before Dale Jarrett. Todd Bodine's Jerry Naidoo Johnny Benson and Tony Stewart will be the top five. Single file restart as they come down to the line getting ready to go six place. Michael Waltrip Sterling Marlin. Kurt Busch Bobby Labonte Ron Hor today. The top ten green is back in the air and Dale Jarrett set sail the restart gets a good one. He'll pull away two. Maybe three Carling's on Todd Bodine is. I go turn one behind Bodine. You'VE GOT JERRY. Naidu riding in third right down next to the white line of the bottom return to Johnny Benson Tony Stewart and then come sterling Marlin Sterling Marlin. Kurt Busch Ron Hor today. Michael Waltrip and Bobby Labonte can affect the body of alongside Michael Walter for about the tenth spot. They are side by side into turn. Todd will give Dale Jarrett a little bump and run your turn or take somebody in Las Vegas. While Ricky gets Berman turned three gets up against the wall and slows across the line. Todd Bodine becomes the second leader of the race. Today it starts moving away from Dale Jarrett rail after watching. Todd Bodine make the move now Jerry. Naidu would like to do the same thing trying to bypass Dale Jarrett upper. Now Karen is still sitting. Jared has second filling his mirrors. Jerry do a distant fourth is Johnny Bench and Tony Stewart. Single file racing from first through about ten three wide into turn three for the eleven spot. Casey Atwood Michael Waltrip and Elliott Sadler. Something has to get Michael. Walston curious racing back from about ten th position on Ricky Rudd brings his car in the his cruise attention real quick. We'll get an update there. Let's see what's going on ricky. Screw nope white find out. Just a moment but ricky had slowed up in tournament. Boorda's Joe said got out toward the outside wall. Now he's down in a way and we'll go back onto the speedway they continue to chase. Todd Bodine grabbed the lead from Dale Jarrett. During the backstretch well barneys almost a replay of yesterday. Todd is so dominant during the Bush race. He's opening up his lead over Dale Jarrett. By about four or five carling's Jerry. Nato is in third fourth. Still Janis picked up two positions on the very first lap of this race advanced further getting by the second place car of Jerry Naidoo and now takes over. The top spot has about a seven. Carl lead over Dale Jarrett as they race back turn one. Everyone stay single file through the first ten cars. Kurt Busch back in the eighth position. Thought about the move to the inside of Ron Morte. Now Bush has to swing wide. Trying to block. Bobby Labonte who's on the chargers. Kurt Busch Very Defensive Position Against Bobby. Labonte has his hands full with Casey. Atwood is that what puts his dodge down to the bottom white line. Afer TRAINING AROUND BOBBY. Labonte there side by side off the turn that will be for ninth position. Casey would at the bottom of the racetrack. Bob In the body on the high side is they work their way back across the start finish. Line Elliott Sadler rides along with Hind. Those two he at thoughts of stacking the three deep there for just a moment. Let's follow that. Went back over to turn to got a pontiac. God in that battle from ninth with this back. Here's the dodge of Casey Atwood. Starting a run against Bobby Labonte. This Time Casey. Atwood back off the gas. Go ride single file for a while down the backstretch right behind Bobby Labonte. And again bobby. Labonte tried to improve his position. Closing in on Kirk Book shouldn't be any surprise at Casey Atwood as quick today he was fastest at final practice. Yesterday he's picked up eight positions already to seventeen laps into the race here today but follow now part of the body he and Kurt Busch going at it. Racist turn one trying to grab the position. Lobbying the lawn is he's running behind her at this point not gonNa make the move Pacey. At what riding single file a nose to tail down the backstretch behind. What is Elliott Sadler announced? Feeling the pressure for Michael Waltrip. This would be for about the twelfth position. Walter Riding the Middle Group returns bringing line to draw alongside Elliott Sadler. Michael's got a good handling racecar to at least in the early going. He's has. We watched him like a couple of moves and pick off a few positions. But this time he'll come around on the outside of Elliott. Sadler impasse go back. Turn over one. It still todd benign leading Dale Jarrett. Jerry Naidoo Third Fourth. Is Tony Stewart? Then Johnny Benson v Sterling Marlin's six Ron. Hor today seventh leaders. Go to three coming into three. It's still all todd. Bodine with about a four to five lead over the second spot of Dale Jarrett toggle died making that higher group work for his machine. Leads back to the line to complete the first twenty laps. Ricky Rudd with a problem. He lost two laps. Pit Road Craig. Armstrong. What's the problem? We'll get right to it in just a moment. Look what it was crank is down left rear tyre. A ricky rudd cut a left rear tire on the Havilland. Ford has gone back onto the racetrack. And he is running okay now but the tire as putting way behind his back in thirty ninth position and he's still got all day to make it up. Two hundred and sixty seven laps will make up the event here this afternoon at Las Vegas Working. Lap Number Twenty right now about to put twenty one on the scoreboard. Todd Bodine continues to lead big healthy margin right now of maybe eight to ten colleagues. If you can call that a healthy margin third place right now. Jerry has dropped back aways. He's losing ground. Tony Stewart is about the real him down in turn to air comes Stewart. Now kensit right down to the bottom of Kirkwood one following Harry. Naidu who's far slides up lane as they race on the backstretch. Tony Stewart continues. A short net gap between himself and Jerry. Naidu again this would be the fight for third position has it. Stewart wonder now Stewart cuts it down to only two. Carlos coming off the turn to it tries to close to gain that spot. Meanwhile todd bodine catches some slower. Traffic crosses the line here passing the machine of Jerry. Need or other Jeremy Mayfield. Who was involved in a crash earlier? Today it's Todd Bodine leading Dale Jarrett. Jerry Naidoo Tony Stewart and Johnny Benson twenty two laps in to the. Uaw time ever been lucky enough to be in the NAS car garage when they're tuning the cars. It's an incredible. Sound an incredible. Feeling Lamar Window. Tinting has been a proud sponsor of NASCAR for eight years. Lamar Tint does to your car's appearance. What that sound does for your whole body? So follow the racing pros and choose Luma. You'll enjoy cool. Comfort REDUCED GLARE. An Amazing Good Looks. Lamar window film is professionally installed so look for Lamar in the yellow pages under glass tinting dealers here at McDonalds. We've got a better faster. Drive through system got fancy computers that help get your order right and right away. In fact I bet we can make an extra value meal hot fresh and right order and less time than it takes to qualify for the pole. Here you go no wonder where the official drive-thru of Nascar Jeremy Mayfield. Truly race problems continued to mount. He was involved at a crash with his teammate. Rusty Wallace back on lap eight. He's now cut down a tire and is back on the road from the LAS. Vegas Motor speedway. This Zim are in radio. Today's broadcast at the U. A. W. Time Chrysler. Four hundred is brought to you by team Monte Carlo. The cars more champions depend on Chevy will be there by rape estes. The Best Breaks d three certified for safety by the Brew Masters at Budweiser remind you that. Fresh beer tastes better. And by Lamar with Vilma. Follow the racing pros and choose. Lamar caution is on the speedway for the third time out at lap number twenty six. Don't see any cars trouble out there. Apparently there may be some debris on the racetrack. The yellow flag is waiting for the third time at lap. Thirty six is todd. Bodine is being shown as leader. Dale Jarrett is still second. Tony Stewart's closing quickly on both the front. Two Tony's up to third moved round. Jerry do just a few minutes ago when they do now dropped back to fourth. Johnny Benson is Sterling Marlin ride six under the Yellow Flag Ron Hornets still seventh. Bob In the body is up to eighth now. Kurt Busch Ninth. Casey Affleck make up the top. Ten hit appear some debris came off. Jeremy Mayfield Scar Barney. When he cut that tire down on the back straightaway several laps ago and the NASCAR cleanup crews have gone out onto the backstretch to clean up the debris there. So that the calls for our caution here third time this afternoon got a slow start to the race we. I saw the cautioned come out on the very first lap defending champion of the race. Jeff Burton hit the wall over and it turned to then on lap. Number eight had happened at both ends of the racetrack. Brett Bodine hit the wall in turn four and at the same time teammates Rusty Wallace. Jeremy Mayfield got together and slammed into the wall over. Inter number two now here at lap number twenty seven where the caution flag because of debris spotted on the back straightaway. Here comes the field now. Working their way onto pit road for the first scheduled stops up. The day is the caution flag comes out. Todd Bodine leads a man Dale Jarrett just behind him. Tony Stewart Jerry. Naidu practically everybody. It is everybody except the cars that are not on the lead lap. Those Ricky Rudd and Ricky Craven. Let's pick up the stop style. I Winston Kelly. Todd Tony Store and here comes just in front of stored teammate. Bobby Labonte Johnny. Benson Jared on Penn Road. He's just a little bit loose. Jarrett is they're gonNA make a half a turn down on the track for Ron. Hor Today on pit road. All these guys are getting four tires and seventy six zero. Now let's go on to jump in here. We've got Wartburg and they're going to take a rubber the whiteside Kurt. Busch is an Rodney. But his end here comes. Bobby Hamilton. The Pants Robert Besley. Jeff Gordon is is getting a big chassis. Just mark he wheels tasty. What is it always way down down to Craig? Armstrong Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Came in four tires and some seventy six racing gasoline sterling. Marlin and Kenny schrader in Terry. Labonte came in Mike. Skinner was in and out pretty quick. Stop for him as well as Buckshot Jones and down in the tide pits. It looks like the Ricky Craven machine a loose oil fitting broke and had to replace that. They've got him back on the racetrack. No more smoke out of the tide machine and the race off pit road is going to be won by Tony Stewart. He beat everybody out. Dale Jarrett came out right behind him. Then Todd Bodine and Sterling Marlin with a four quickest to get off pit road thirty-seven car still on the lead lap. If you're wondering why we're not talking about Jeff. Burton Brett Bodine Rusty Wallace. Ricky Craven and Jeremy Mayfield. They've been involved in problems from the start here this afternoon. It cut rear tire on Russell. Nah Ricky Rudd car forced him into the wall and he lost a couple of laps on pit road. Oil Line came loose on Ricky. Craven tied for it as you heard. Craig Armstrong talking about that. Put HIM BEHIND. The other guys were involved in the crashes as other guys being. Jeff Burton Jeremy Mayfield and Rusty Wallace. Let's pause ten seconds for station identification of our radio. The Voice of Nascar more cars back on pit road. Most of the machines that are in right now have gone at least a lap down. Ricky Rudd is back in the pits. So is Ricky Craven. They work on. Those machines have both have had problems in the early. Going after that round of pitstops Tony Stewardess. We told you beat everybody off pit road. He will be the leader Dale Jarrett Second. Todd BODINE GETS OFF PIT ROAD. Third good work there for the top. Three teams and sterling Marlin's crew. Get him out fourth. Bobby Labonte comes out fifth Johnny Benson six Jerry. Naidoo Seventh Ron Hornets. 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Call two five six three six to race or purchase online at Talladega superspeedway dot com great flag in one more lap from Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is our radio. We're back to the Las Vegas Motor speedway where we're about set to go back to green flag racing with Tony Stewart as a leader this time Dale Jarrett who started in the number one spot since second now this restart then Todd Bodine come down the line. Green flag is in the air here. They come now across the line. Tony Stewart starts pulling away. Dale Jarrett get a big. Jump on third-place top ricky rudd struggles trying to get back into tail lead. Lapd COMES Tom. Bodine back into the turn. He will have to deal with. Rod Slap Machine. Everyone else going wine in front of the dying to get around while Tony Stewart tries to pull away from Dale Jarrett Jarrett Down. The backstretch closes on the rear buffer of the Pontiac. Here's Todd Bodine's for trying to deal with the Latte machine of Ricky Rudd Bohdan gone. We'll go to the outside Sterling Marlin Four side-by-side perfect today doesn't WanNa get hung up behind the lap car of Ricky Rudd. So he comes round on the outside the move work this time and slides up into third place sterling. Marlin now has to chase now. Ricky Rudd Get up. There have a shot at getting up to the top three endlessly. If there's a challenge for a second here's John Bodine flares around Dale Jarrett takes over seconds. Todd Bodine's just hooked up. I mean he just blew around Dale Jarrett now he sizes up Tony Stewart Tony Stewart takes the home depot car down. Low puts a couple of tires on the white live. Here comes both I round the outside their side-by-side her this will show. Just how good. He is and tarnish the outside lane off tournament. Four Todd Bodine blast by and pick up picks up the top spot once again and Kurt Becker starts pulling away immediately and no time at all. Joe Here's Bodine back in turn number two. He's gotten the way by three car. Lengths from Tony Stewart. Then Dale Jarrett hit the backstretch prod. Bow die down the backstretch. Everybody else will just try to throw a lasso around move. Made Could Tony Stewart. Now in the second five. We'll try to defend that position who Dale Jarrett who has ideas of taking it away as Jarrett works that Middle Grew Jerry. Takes a look on the outside has second thoughts coming off? The corner says a better stay tucked in line but todd bodine driving much the same kind racy yesterday when he won the Busch Grand National Event. Here the SAM's town three hundred. He has got a race car. That is flying right now but his guys are down independence. Really just can't believe what they're seeing out there. How good that car is the scrambles go to be for second place as it works to turn three? That would be between Tony. Stewart and Dale Jarrett Carbon. Copy of the last lab. Jared takes brief looked at the inside opened. The Tony will wash up. But nothing doing their Stewart guarding the whole corner if you will jared. Goff Exeter guys doing all. They can to try to keep up with Todd Bodine but to no avail. He crosses the line and already he's pulled out by a full second over the second place race now Stewart to the end side. Dj takes quiet turn one and he charges back into the corner and as a result driving deeper into the turn. Dale second back curling. Marlins go by Stuart as well. Plenty of cars got by Tony Stewart. Wonder if something's Amiss on that Pontiac. So jared isn't second. Sterling Marlin isn't third Tony Stewart in Fourth Bobby Labonte in fifth good battle for six between Morte. Who HAS IT and Jerry Native? Who wanted a ride single file however off the cornerback? The finish line. Meanwhile Todd Bodine's opened up a big advantage of one point two seconds on the rest of the field as it's getting kind of spread out now as they work overturn two long way back to Dale Jarrett in that second spot checking to see who the first step on a line it may be. He may try to bypass his teammate. On the Baxter Tony Stewart did back up now. He's speeds up wondering if they're going to try to work together. Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte filling. Their mirrors is still ron haunted and Jerry. Naidu SINGLE FILE RACING WAY OFF. Turn four back into the trial. Police cars from second on back pretty tightly packed but todd bodine pulls away even more is lead now a second and a half further back in the pack racine. Kurt Busch and Michael. Waltrip go at it. They're side by side to the end of the front straightaway for the eleventh position. Here's Michael Waltrip. Borgen download Bush goes wide and turned number two walter past company behind him. Mark Martin Jeff Gordon. Also as their tight three-car pack for the eleventh spot. It'll be Kurt Busch. Michael Waltrip their door to door down. The backstretch is Bush tries to slam that door on wall. Street corner cannot do it. At the end of the four starts to slide a little bit. Walter takes the inside Mark Morton ideas of making it three wide or high coming out of the corner. And that's going to cost because Michael Waltrip will simply be able to drive underneath him but Bush comes right back doesn't want to give up. The spot goes after him down in tournament. One on the high side. Here's Bush now to be outside. Michael Waltrip based side by side and further ahead at side-by-side Fifth Ron Day inside of Tony Stewart Tony Stewart continues to go in the wrong direction. Bobby Labonte has gotten by Ron. Horn has gotten by and now Stewart. We'll have to deal with Jerry to who looked inside at turn. Four like Stewart struggling to hold the car down at pushes up a little bit of the corner that opens the inside Lane Jerry. Nato if he's able to get bias. GotTa Bring Steve Park Johnny Vincent with him because Stewart can't close the door in time as follow that battle back to turn one all ready. Jerry Naidoo to sixty four will come along seven now. He's got Johnny Benson to his inside. But it's all set and done Tony. Stewart is back in eighth. Tony Stewart now in eighth all by himself but Pretty Soon Matt Kenseth Michael Waltrip Kurt. Busch Mark Martin. We'LL CATCH THEM IN. Martin and Bush going into turns read Martin Better Line through the corner. Although perk Bush seems to be comfortable in that higher line. They're headed back to this right. If you can get underneath somebody in the corner and get a run coming off the turn nine times out of ten. You're going to beat them. And that's exactly what Mark Martin's trying to do right now. On Kurt. Busch has worked her way back into tournament. One but Bush has so much horsepower straightaway. He almost beats mark back to turn one Bush trying to hang onto the twelfth fought again. He rides up in the middle of the banking. Now Mark Martin starts to move by the his inside single file racing for that spot. Mark Martin blasting down the backstretch. Kurt Busch right in his buffer now. Bush will have to deal with Jeff. Gordon a little bit of this action Jimmy. Spencer is a part of this mix again. Bush washes up way high. So tutors. Jeff Gordon Jimmy. Spencer take a look to the inside closer to the front now at his Johnny Benson Steve Park going at it for the seventh position. That race crosses the start. Finish line side by side. It goes back to turn. What is the Pontiac Benson Shining? Steve Park Chevrolet. They will continue to rise toward a door all the way through turn number two and onto the maximum his struggle for seventh down the backstretch vegas motor speedway speeds around one hundred eighty miles an hour bend to the inside and slight contact taking the interest. Everybody okay however park has to back on. The throttle washes up to twelve agree backing off of turn. Four Johnny Benson will get the position. They're still chasing todd. Dodi and todd is now one in three tenths seconds ahead of Dale Jarrett. Who Rides in the number two spot then sterling? Marlin his third Bobby Nevada's fourth ron horrid having a good run. He is fifth Jerry. Naidoo hangs in there in six Johnny Benson. Still very strong seven. Steve Park is just taken over. Eighth-place Tony Stewart's slid all the way back tonight at Michael Waltrip. Makeup the top ten. This is Richard Petty. I'm here to talk about goodies. Pm The good is for those things that keep you up at night. 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And it is a blistering what he's pulled away even more on Dale Jarrett who is second Sterling Marlin still third than Bobby Body fourth and Ron Hornets. Make up the top five as the field is pretty well strung out all the way around the speedway right now. Why don't we take a swing down on pit road? Winston Kelly has been down. Todd is pets. They gotta be very excited. Now they're well. Larry Carter the crew chief Larry. He's got that thing in the wind but you made a little bit of chassis adjustment is made that much of a difference. I think he's a little better now than he was. The first run is a little bit tight knit. He's still talking about that. But you know the car is pretty quick so we don't want to get out of the ball game here just kind of leave it alone. You're not worried about him. Abusing the car. We run in. That strong are as well. I mean he seems to just be running a good consistent pace and he's not pushing you know forcing the issue so You know I think he's doing a good job with Larry Crow Cheek. All relax down here but pleased with the way the toddler running dot says they tested here back Last month at a very good test they knew they were going to be good. But you would think is what to surprise running this well this early in the race. Todd could very well become a contender for the gatorade front runner today. At ten thousand dollars it goes to the eligible driver who leads the most laps in the race gatorade. The official sports beverage of NASCAR RUSTY WALLACE is out of the event got caught up in an accident over. It turned over to a little bit earlier along with his teammate over there. Also Jeremy Mayfield. But Jeremy has been able to continue. That took a look at rest his car in the garage area and they parted for the day so rusty is out of the event wonder why without giving him and the Rundown Todd. Bodine continues to set the pace. Nobody's been able to do anything with him. They will chair. It will ride in the number two spot moving up right now sterling. Marlin that dodge coming up. They're pretty good. Models picked up a couple of spots in the last few laps. He's now running there in the third spot further back. You've got Bobby Labonte in fourth in a battle now for the Fifth Position Ron Horn of as had that for a while here comes Johnny Benson. Who's been like a Yo-yo? He moved up for a while back for a while. And he's on the move again and turn one. He continues to work the way he's been doing for the last several laps. Benson will use that one more time to his advantage. Johnny goes by. Hor today takeover. So Johnny Benson is in the fifth spot starts pulling away from Porta in six sets his sights on Bobby. Labonte chopped down from five car links down to four now. Almost down to three and a half is Benson is able to keep that car way down to the bottom of thirty three and four. Johnny Benson's had a good race car since the unloaded here. They came out and tested. Broke the track record. Broke the old track record. Unofficially when they're out here testing so he where everybody thought he might get the poll not quite but he got close to the front and having a good run here today the Winston. No bull five drivers who could collect that million dollar opponents by winning here this afternoon. Tell you where they're running Kenny. Wallace twenty-ninth Joe. Nemechek is twenty-seven Jeff Gordon moved up to thirteenth Terry Labontes twenty-six and Mike. Skinner would be around twenty fifth. And that's the way those five drivers are running at fifty one. Todd Bodine's continues to set the pace but right now. He's got his hands full. Dale Jared has caught him. He's chased him down and turn one all of a sudden here's Jarrett. He's caught the leader. Now he's trying to go by the leader and turn number two Jarrett guy down underneath todd. Bodine one speck stretch races on down. The backstretch took a look at the inside. Now Better Watson. Behind the bumper of Dabo dined. We heard the GRUCCI for say. He's picked up a little bit of a push. And he has. Jared dies down to the bottom the race. Track THEIR DOOR TO DOOR OFF. Turn Four P J Brown ups for trying to make the move off turnover four squeezes to the inside lane and there's plenty of room there because todd. I can't slammed the door but for now. Dj can't complete the pass. Here they are back in the corner. Couple of Ford's battling for the top spot again Bo. Dyn goes widened. Turn number two plenty of room for jared on the bottom side the racetrack. We'll see what GAIL JARED AS HIS DS. Leave this time around toggle die just a little bit down. The backstretch by two part links is Jarrett close enough to pull out the past not quite although he continues to write a lower line and todd todd is taking that higher line freeing the car up through the Corner. Still getting good laptops. Dale Jarrett put a move on him over and turns one and two third factor. But he couldn't pull it off. That means that Todd. Bodine has a good car high just as much as he did low when it was working. Well Aspirin kind of mystifying. Because Jarrett came charge enough from no place to catch him but so far as you said. Marnie he's not been able to get by. He's chasing dying to turn three last time around with. Gyn opened up this lead by colleagues this time. It's only down to two. So jared got a good entry into the corner. It's going to be tough. Noble Die Dorgan at the accident. Fool God would really like to use that inside lane to keep. Dj from having a shot down low but the cars is pushing up the banking not allowing him to hold it down there. Dj follows back into tournament one. Meanwhile we see Bobby. The Bonnie losing a couple of spots. He's dropped back three spots in the last few laps and his teammate. Tony Stewart's been falling back for a while to Winston Kelly. Any word out of that pit just talked to one of the crew members. They said he was just a little bit loose Going into the corner. So that's a problem for Tony Stewart. But they're still overall fairly satisfied. Satisfied with the car ran second here last year. But Tony Store just a little bit loose right now. The Tony's car not working at well at all. He's losing a spot about every fifth lap around Sterling. Marlin still trying to chase down the front to the front to go off in turn of one Todd Bodine and they all share it and sterling will make up just a little bit of ground on the last couple of APPS now challenge for the lead off two years Dale Jarrett against the same Old Song. Jarrett down low in single file racing with providing a lead. Now Dale Jarrett Lenny. Twenty years of experience. Here he's not going to try anything to silly in the early going. He's not gonNA push it doesn't have to now. He puts it down to the bottom of the racetrack again. They're federal defender wheel-to-wheel headed to the strike. Dj trying to hold the inside lane is a quick through the Tri Oval. Todd Bodine will hold him off at the line. Dj Still on the attack though he still got the inside lane covered racing back to one. Jared has been very determined. Bodine's stubborn again. They're side by side. Turn number two Jarrett blue to the inside lane still unable to get by L. things so far nothing has worked but again content to just back off the throttle wide. Single file down the backstretch. Watch Todd Bohdan wash up to twelve three and four Dale Jarrett riding comfortably on that low line guys steal your leader at Las Vegas and we have completed fifty eight laps July twentieth. Nineteen sixty nine. 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Installed so look for loom are in the yellow pages under glass tinting dealers took Dale Jarrett about twenty six laps to get it down but he has just taken the lead away from Todd Bodine. They're about to put sixty laps on the school board. It's Dale Jarrett now. Lead here at Las Vegas from the Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is our radio back in the Las Vegas Motor. Speedway SIXTY. Two laps are complete two hundred sixty seven. We'll make up the UAW Diamond Chrysler four hundred here this afternoon. Set The leaderboard for you right now on the Napa leaderboard it is Dale Jarrett leading. Todd Bodine is second sterling. Marlin would be third Johnny Benson Fourth Michael Walter V. They're all pretty. Well spread out a little bit right now Ron Hornets. Doing a great job. He has six. Jerry native is now back to seventh. Bobby Labonte continues to hang around up in the top five or six is eight now as kind of slid back Tony Stewart. Still having the problem with the handle handle on this machine is now back tonight. St Park Up to tenth going a little further back Mark Martin Eleventh Kurt. Busch's Twelve Matt. Kenseth would be thirteenth fourteenth as Bill Elliott and Jeff Gordon one of the no bull five contender this afternoon to get that extra million dollar bonus from RJ Reynolds. If he wins the race is currently in Fifteenth Jimmy Spencer Reid Sixteenth. Dale earnhardt Jr. would be seventeenth Kevin. Harvick would be eighteen. Then Joe Nemechek and John. Ready make up the top ten. That's the way they're running here right now. Why don't we take a swing down on pit road? Get some reports from our pit. Reporters quickly now. Jim Phillips well first of all is talked about Jeff to order. Those guys that are running for the cash is cars. Tidy up some of the race track but this Cooler weather not adapted the chassis to it yet and also St Park. Paul told me he's pretty well satisfied with the parts cars so that's the two of the contenders for the wind today and different scenarios. Don't driving chevrolets check in with Western Kelly? Joe Several of the guys that we just talked to reporting that their cars are tied to hurt They're Carter tell us the todd. But is Carl was just talked to Donnie. Wingo GRUCCI von teammate. Jimmy Spencer's card. He's tight Matt Kenseth. Fighting tight condition has his Kenny Wallace. Just talked to bury Dodson couple of the guys that have been loose today We talked earlier about Dale Jarrett when he made that pitstop. He's been a little bit loose. And of course Tony Story. That Greg's epidemic crew told us he's a little bit loose at this stage in the race checking the Craig Armstrong Tony. You're a crew chief for Dale earnhardt Jr. reports that The car is developed. The push again. The tight situation doesn't want to turn the corners he started. Thirty third was up to his highest fifteenth. He's fallen back a little bit now but still hanging in there a little further down the pit road ricky craven tied Ford still having problems trying to get that leak completely plugged up or completely tightened so he doesn't have it again. He's made several calls into the pits. The guys that are driving the wheels off at thank trying to get up there and be a player as far as up in the top two or three cars looking back his Johnny Benson and Michael. Walter they have really been peddling hard for the last fifteen or twenty laps. They've got around some of the lap. Traffic just can't seem to the leader. When this late in the race you could work the outside lane and it works for you. That says your car's really set up well because there's so many of these guys who were faster early on in the beginning to slip and slide on the race track pushing up the banking coming off. Turn four and off of turnover to Jeremy. Mayfield involved in a crash early on this afternoon. We'll cover the story there. He has gone to the garage to join his teammate. Rusty Wallace who is called today as well Dale Jarrett once he got by todd. Bodine's started to pull away one and a half seconds his margin now over todd almost as big a margin his todd had picked up when he took the top spot in his sterling. Marlin third Johnny Vincent Fourth and Michael Waltrip rides in the fifth position. They'll jared has led to time today for a total of twenty two laps. Dis- pass away market. Today's race they'll took the lead time lap fifty nine the lab leader for the racist. Topo dining whose length forty one lap so far four lead changes among three drivers. We've had three cautions four total of eleven laps. Check road where you talked a minute ago. About Michael Waltrip car. We just talked to Steve Meal right after that report and he said that the car takes a while to come in once. It comes in Maine as quick as the later but they're just not good on fresh tire civilian conservation there about Michael Waltrip running good. But he's failed back right early in that run and trying to do like you said just pick his way around traffic. It's going to be day. Were a lot of guys will welcome short pitstops. Lexi caution now to get in there and not have to really make long runs. Been pretty good racing. Going on between Matt Kenseth Bill Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. that would be back for about thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth spot as we watched them come by the last two or three laps around running very tightly on each other. Here's Kim set the cross the line. Bill Elliott has a little damage to the right side of his dodge as he goes over to turn to again kipnes thirteen position with his board. You've got Elliott Dodge working down to his inside. Although Elliott knocked white close enough to make pass off the corner does get a very good run off of turn two great by God's still however swing onto the rear bumper of VAT. Kansas right behind them. Is Dale Junior? Who's been picking in spots this afternoon? Elliot goes up. High tries the outside line around kids. If they're real the wheel racing back to this writer for the thirteenth position this race coming down the line Kenseth to the inside Elliott flashes by. He'll grab the thirteenth position. Dale Earnhardt Jr. goes with him. He'll pick off the fourteenth spot as they race back to turn one seventy laps in to the UAW time Chrysler. Four hundred see that person behind the NAPA auto parts counter if you're thinking of working on your own car whether you're replacing your brakes or changing your wiper blades. That person is about to become your best friend now. They're not going to come over and help you move furniture or anything but with millions of parts available. They're the one who make sure you leave the store with exactly what you need. Because while they may like you they don't want you to have to come right back. Napa we keep America running inside the nonstop action on race. We get inside the news and highlights dude inside the team spans days. Only at the official site on America Online Keyword Dale Jarrett. Now has a two second lead over todd. Bodine seventy two laps in to the U. A. W. DaimlerChrysler four hundred from the Las Vegas Motor speedway this zip. Rn radio today's broadcast of the UAW DaimlerChrysler. Four hundred is brought to you by goody's headache powder the official pain reliever of Nascar by Coca Cola. The official SOFTDRINK OF NASCAR FANS BY NAPA WHERE NASCAR fans get their parts and by Pfizer. Light Bizarre. Our life's work. They jerick continues to set a blistering pace and very shortly the way getting around this racetrack if it remains green. He's going to catch the tail end of the field and put some pretty good cars a lap down here in just a few minutes. Todd Bodine's still his second sterling. Marlin gets a little bit closer to the front to. He is writing third. Johnny Benson strong running his fourth and Michael. Waltrip make up the top five. Jeremy Mayfield. Isn't the GARAGE CRAIG? Armstrong is with him. Jeremy Mayfield has been pretty tough so far Germany. After that first incident with Rusty Wallace you hung out there for a while. But you're back into garage with what's the what's the prognosis. Not sure you know hard for a pretty bad thrust guys over there you know we just I didn't know the own race tried. I did want him trying to run hard. You know in the Fourteenth Got Together. Three and four. Let me no choice. But you know and then run down. Straightway hurt own race tribe. That's house too. I got more team. You know we had a good car and throw a chance to win. Base cut short same. Jesus was going back obviously to try to fix it and get back out again and you stayed out. What a while. What actually made you come back in. I'm not sure some else broke on the car and we just we gotTA stop face. It is pretty bad and Guys good job working again a tough day for Germany Mayfield. He's GonNa hang in there. It looks like a fabrication shop and fast forward here. They're redoing the entire front end and they're welding in pop riveting and doing about everything they can to get the number twelve car back out on the German Mayfield. We'll be out again but it's GonNa take a little while Jeff. Burton has brought his car back on the race track. He spent many many laps behind the wall. But he is at least back on the speedway right now. We put a few more laps on the scoreboard. Some of those cars we're talking about that may go a lap down. If they will. Jared keeps running like he is would be tearing the body they blaney Elliott Sadler and Mike Skinner. He is closing in on those cars. You're very quickly did. J. Starting to wind down the tail end of the field of those cars lap. It's the last thing you want to see happen particularly the early stages of the race like this to get down a lap and then after battle back all day long. What you're hoping for is an opportunity to come in once again. Make a pitstop. Make the proper adjustments to get back up to speed so you could battle your way back up to the front of the field couple of guys doing great here the early stages of the race. We've mentioned Johnny Benson. Who Started. Well today he's now in the third spot. Michael Waltrip fell back for a while. But after those pitstops with back up twenty eight. He's starting to move up once again. Michael Up to the fifth position and Ron. Today doing a good job at. Aj CAN SACO PONTIAC. He's been good every place. We've been so far this year. Barney. They they really have Put together quite a team there. Ron has fit in well in. Aj Voice Operation over there. He's very very aggressive. Race driver next to get with the program on top of that steering wheel and run every lap. Just as hard as he can and he's he's might pay off in the first two races and had a good run here today. Robby Gordon not having a good day Robbie just a moment ago looked like he was going to go on pit road at the last second cheeses. Bion cut back out on the racetrack. He is back in thirty eighth position in the Kodak Machine so we may follow up there a little bit now. We see them bringing the car on pit road on. He's got a problem on it or not he has he has brisk bringing it into his pit up into the senator. Craig Armstrong well. He brings a Kodak machine in for service on the right side of the car. The right side is up. Looks like just tires on the right side to may be just a bit out of sequence. Pitstop is now going to the left side. Goodyear Eagles seventy six racing gasoline. Going into the Code Act Machine pit crews still working rather lengthy spot doing a little judgment to the rare into the car still putting some fuel in crew looking at the car now they dropped it down and he's in no hurry to get out of there we'll have to get. Some word. Is exactly what the problem is on a Kodak Max. Chevrolet problem is he was Called NASCAR coming onto pit road too fast. So he's being held up there momentarily so He'll have to wait till they give him the signal to continue on the way so is problems intensify here after this pitstop Dale Jarrett showing the way his lead now is three seconds over a new second place driver Johnny Benson as call Todd. Bodine picked off the second position taught back to Third Sterling Marlin fourth. Michael Waltrip is fifth. That you've got Bobby Labonte and six Ron. Hor today seventh. Eighth is Tony Stewart. Ninth is Jerry Naidu and running tenth. Now is Steve Park. But don't take it further back. It's been a while since we updated you a little deeper in the field eleventh would be Mark Martin on the Napa leaderboard twelve position. Right now belongs to EARNHARDT. Jr. Kurt Busch is thirteenth bill. Elliott's Fourteenth Matt. Kenseth is fifty eight than Jeff Gordon. Reid Sixteenth Kevin Harvick Seventeenth. Joe Nemechek has moved up to eighteenth. Bought John Andretti would be nineteen. Tim Spencer Twentieth twenty-first Robert Pressley Twenty-second. Casey Atwood Terry Labonte back to twenty-third Stacy Compton. Twenty fourth and twenty fifth as Elliott Sadler. Then we find Kenny schrader back twenty. Mike Skinner twenty-seventh Buckshot Jones. Twenty eight twenty nine. Th would be like Wallace. Thirtieth is Ricky Rudd thirty. I is Dave Blaney thirty-second Ryan Newman. Thirty third is bobby. Hamilton Ward Burton back in thirty fourth place. Thirty fifth would be hut strickland than Kenny. Wallace Reid's thirty six Jason Leffler. Who was just on pit road? Only go now back to thirty-seven Spot Robby Gordon. Who had the problem a moment ago? His thirty eighth Ricky Craven is thirty. Ninth German lay field. Who hit the wall earlier? In the event this afternoon is being shown fortieth Jeff. Burton also spent a lot of time back there. He got caught up over there. Also intern number two. He is forty first rusty. Wallace's out of the event and Bret Boone onto the garage would be forty second and forty third eighty four laps complete here at Las Vegas. Are you losing your hair? Is that ball spot getting bigger. Has you're looking thinner. Here's Dr Gordon. Medical director at the hair and skin treatment center in New York with some exciting news. What MAKES PEOPLE LOSE? Their hair is a bad body. Chemical called dihydrotestosterone commonly known as D. H. T. and our center. 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Part at early came at earliest laps. eighty-three Steve. Parker don't let Eighty-seven Right. Now Stacy confidence in black pit lane at. We've had some cars in front of West and killing. When I'm was Dale Jarrett the later sixteen point three one seconds of good stop there. Four tires and fuel no chassis adjustment Johnny Benson Lap Sixteen Point five seconds of good stop. There's well a quarter pound. Ali wanted the car a little bit loose going into the corners. He didn't WANNA tighten it up but he didn't want to help them on the need to check its four tires and fuel todd Bodine was on pins. He got four tires in seventy six gasoline as well. The PIT board is out for Tony Stewart. Now expect Bobby Vanni momentarily. Megani reporting that. His car is very good now. Let's go down to Craig Armstrong well. The Budweiser crew is hard at work on. Dale Jr. Chevrolet that we're on the right side left side. The car is down. Twenty two gallons of seventy six racing gasoline excellent stop for the Budweiser crew. Dale Peters out in a way bobby. The body had been shown as a leader. Now that he is on pit road mark. Martin should move up into the lead. Then Tony Stewart Ron Hornets and Elliott Sadler but Stewart is also in the pits. Right now. Hornets brings his machine down so they give up. Track position covers some of their stops in front of Winston Kelly. Again screws want to work simultaneously. Couple of pit stalls away. The Interstate Green Pontiac in the home depot aren't Sponeck fourteen point six five seconds revival avantis prove. Wow that was good for tires and fuel Tony Store down in a way Ron Horn. Today on Pit Road. He had been reporting. His power was just a little bit tight. He adjusted the brake bias. Meaning the front to rear bright possession that he had on the Carson. He's now reporting that his cars. Very Good Ron Horn today. Four tires and fuel mark mark gives up the lead and brings his car to the attention of his crew. Let's cover his stop and March crew goes to work on the whiteside. Barney jacket up on the right. I gotTA seventy six fuel is in our make a contract bar just on. Martin's God swing around the left side if long routine for. Barak you're on ninety Elliot Sadler is GonNa take over the League now. He picks up the top spot mark. Martin came into bake his stop at gives us Seven lead changes among six different drivers and again a lot of these coming during green flag. Pitstops here at lap number ninety one so sadler will have to come in very shortly. Johnny Benson will be next in line to pick up the top spot just ahead of Dale Jarrett. It'll cycle back around after. Elliott comes in for his scheduled service Worcester. Kelly is everybody taking four tires on at least pitstops absolutely. We talked to Johnny Benson before the race and he said definitely the way to go is going to be four tires. Believes that the way the track the grip on the track is even though it's a fairly new track. The grip is not quite as good as one might expect some expect everybody continues. Four tires may have somebody gamble toward the end of the race but it would have to be somebody to disarm back in the pack. Expect the front runners to continue to get four tires. That are pretty good scramble going on for second place right now. Johnny Vincent. Dale Jarrett. Were going at when they crossed the stripe here just a moment ago. They're coming off turnover four right now working their way back down the line has gotten away from jail. This time by three or four CARLING's but they're about to catch a big packet traffic and turn to here comes. Johnny Vincent Seconds Position Rushing up behind Bobby Hamilton. His tracks of extra. You'll see a Bobby Hamilton pulls over to the left and make life easy for Johnny Benson. Nothing doing there so bent and says I'll take the low line scooted underneath Bobby Hamilton Benson still with about three and a half carling's in hand over Dale territories start finish while bad break for Elliott. Sadler he was leading the race till his at this moment. But it's other go away quickly. He missed the entrance of bit road last time coming through turnover for he was going too fast. Tried to load the car down. It would not slow down a misfit road now he cups a cruise to touch it. Elliott settlers slides the motor craft for a stop apparently ran out of gas. Or He's trying to get everybody. Got It refined again. Going to the left side of the car. Now that got Goodyear Eagles coming up big scrambled trying to get this thing done as quickly as possible. Costly pitstop for Elliot Savvy. Had a good position going now. He's often away. They what it's hard to get off pit road here. This is kind of like the Darlington track. You have to really make a hard cut up. They're coming out of the corner and it's just so easy to this trouble in turn to to car slide up the Racetrack Joe. Nemechek and John Andretti bouncing another great. The outside wall. Andretti's dodd drive all the way along the outside retaining wall to the exit of Sern to Nemechek resting atop the banking world. That will put a yellow flag on the field. It will be the fourth one of the afternoon. It comes out at number ninety five back to turn to JOE NEMECHEK and John. Andretti were side by side racing into the corner. They've bounced off each other once or twice both skittered up the racetrack. Both making contact with the wall. Andretti's car has come to a stop at the entry to the back stretch up against the retaining wall a lot of damage to the back end of the JOE NEMECHEK car. He has fired machine driven on away. Field is under the yellow flag as we told you for the fourth time this afternoon. We're under caution at lap ninety six. 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Thirst quenchers his it in you bag. The Las Vegas Motor speedway where under yellow quite a few cars electric to come back onto pit road. Johnny Benson the leader comes down. Dale Jarrett follows him in as todd. Bodine is right behind also in fact just about everybody looks like up on the lead. Lap is now making a pitstop quickly down to Winston Kelly. Well Barney we're talking about tires earlier even though they just make pitstop. Fresh rubber is critical here at Las Vegas. All these guys come back down a slight track bar adjustment four day. Oh Jerry Tony Benson down. In a way extremely quick he might approve. Mid Larry taken off ties with the follow up therefore tires for todd. Bodine along with Bobby Labonte. Tony Store Jerry. Naidoo now to Jim Phillips Wartburg at Bobby Hamilton his head comes into pits Robert Dresses in Jeff. Just alleys the pits. Kevin Harvick defensive. Also tea party has been down here. Donald SWING DOWN TO CRAIG Armstrong down to the garage. Waiting for Joni Mejakic Navy. Check involved in the crash at brought out the caution. He and John Andretti collided over intern. Number two ANDRETTI's car set up against the outside retaining wall. Looks like they have now pulled that car way actually still sitting over there. They're waiting to get the requisite position the pool that car away but that is a calls for caution today fourth time in the running of the. Uaw Diner Chrysler. Four hundred from Las Vegas Motor speedway this is NPR in radio under the caution flag. The Las Vegas Motor speedway this afternoon after John Andretti and Joe Nemechek together over at turnover. Two let's go to Kurt Becker for an update. Well we saw John Andretti climbed from his dodge. He walked to the ambulance. Esn Span carried on the way and he appears to be fine but he's car is still atop the banking and turn number two right now. Safety personnel getting set to tow his car back to the garage. John Andretti sitting over there. I got out of the car but it's car sitting over there so likely he may call today and I'm able to go joe. Nemechek car also went into the garage area later on in today's broadcast Joe and I will select the winner of the Ray. Bestest break of the race award. The driver who experiences the best break during today's race will see a five hundred dollars. Donation awarded to the motor racing outreach children's ministries on his behalf. Ray bestest break so the official breaks of NAS car. Most of the front runners came in and made another pitstop stop. Although they had just been in about fifteen laps earlier it will. Now turn the lead back over to mark Martin who takes over becomes the night. Different actually. The seventh different leader of the racist Bene- total of nine changes among those seven race leaders. It's Mark Martin. Ron Morte Dale earnhardt. Jr. Bill Elliott Kurt. Busch that's the top. Five as we get ready for the actually the cleanup is still underway. Turn to another couple of laps before we go back under the green flag although apple leaderboard against Mark Martin Ron Hor today. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Bill Elliott. Kurt Busch at the top five Johnny Benson run six Michael Waltrip his seventh eighth Steve Park night. This Dale Jarrett in Tenth Sterling. Marlin Matt Kenseth in Eleventh Right now. Top Diana's Twelfth Bobby Labonte Thirteenth Jeff Gordon Fourteenth Jerry Naidoo Fifteenth Sixteenth. Is Tony Stewart? Seventeenth is Kevin Harvick. Eighteenth is Terri. Leib body running the nineteenth spot is Jimmy. Spencer Twentieth is Robert. Pressley twenty-first is Mike Skinner twenty-second Casey Atwood. Twenty-third is Ward Burton and twenty-fourth Dave Blaney those with the cars now on the lead lap. One lap down and twenty-fifth Buckshot Jones Elliott Sadler's twenty-six Stacy Compton twenty-seventh. Kenny Schrader is twenty. Eighth Hut Strickland. Twenty-ninth and Ricky. Rudd is thirtieth. Jason Leffler runs thirty-first. Kenny Wallace. Thirty Seconds Ryan. Newman isn't thirty third. Mike Wallace's and thirty fourth Bobby Hamilton. Thirty Fifth Robby Gordon. Thirty-six John Andretti in. The crash is in the garage or will be soon along with Joe Nemechek. Ricky craven been in and out of the garage. After they broke an oil line early. This afternoon. Jeremy Mayfield out of the race is involved at a crash with his teammate. On Lap Eight Jeff Burton early on in a crash on the first lap. He is back out but as a number of laps down Brett Bodine in and out of the garage shown. Forty second and Rusty Wallace is in forty third and out of the race NAPA auto parts. We'RE NASCAR FANS get their parts. Let's go down to the garage. We'll Joni Mitchell Hardly got there on the racetrack for spell. Do Are you all right. I'm fine I had to blame myself Racing Heart John Andretti and got on the Inside Line. And he's going to have them getting in that corner and all of a sudden. I guess we were too close together getting in the corner and all of a sudden. My car just turned around to shame with home. Chevy was running good and a flat tire there at the beginning. But we're coming back to the front and our days pretty much done now. We'll get back out there right around. We'll that was what I was. GonNa ask you if the cruelest obviously hard at work here do you think it's GonNa take a long time to get your didn't let it doesn't look like it did too much suspension damage but Knock the body off of it. I think at bent rear end. And we'll get. Her fixed obviously disappointed a little angry at himself. But you'll meet new check looking to get back out on the race. Brett Bodine's brought his car out of the garage. And we'll go back onto the racetrack. Also in the field was given the indication they are about to go back to green flag racing here when they come back. They're just now going over in to turn number three Mark Martin Ron Horn today. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Bill Elliott and Kurt. Busch is the top five and interesting day. Yes certainly has so far kind of an unusual day to see some of the contenders for the race win you would think early on involved in crashes like Jeff Burton who crashed on the very first lap. Then Jeremy Mayfield and rusty wallace crashing together on lap number eight and other drivers having a problems early on in the day but for Martin things look good right now. He leads the event as we get ready to go back onto the green flag. It's ron today. Second Dale Earnhardt Jr. Third Bill Elliott fourth. Kurt Busch Fish. A fifth as the crane is out there. Like racing deterred one. Here's Mark Martin. The race leader got plenty of traffic around. He has Buckshot Jones. Just ahead of him. Who's trying to stay on the tail end of the lap? Jones's car rentals Martin. Free Wi fi martin trying to deal with the traffic early it goes to the outside of Buckshot Jones Buckshot the man in the Middle Elliott Sadler however still left out with Mark Martin in trying to clear him. That's Ron Horrid. Closes the gap from the Second. Spot guys racing. The hardest out there right now are the car is a lap down Elliott Sadler Stacy Compton Ricky. Rudd up there at the front of the field with a shot maybe to get back in on the tail end of the League left with mark. Martin is not GonNa have any of that as he worked his way back into one and here comes on Horn today. Racing up behind Mark Martin into the second position on a day looking for room down low and nothing. There he threw top cars have cleared at least the early mark. Martin tries to stretch out his lead about three and a half garlic's overrun Hornet a third is Dale. Jr. Behind the Latte machine of Stacy Compton Kurt Busch to his right rear fender and Kale. Junior has plenty of fans out here. Kurt Busch trying to pick up some spots coming up off the corner. He's chasing Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Just behind the car. Bill Elliott. He works in the outside lane all in heavy traffic racing back to turn one pierce. Dale Earnhardt Jr. taking the third position but he's got Kurt Busch Dilbert coming down the backstretch and his Mark Martin against rushing out his lead now by tug par links. Dale Junior takes his Chevrolet down to the bottom of turns three and four. This will be the fight for second. Is the fans come to their feet. Wave their red hats. Dale going at it for second junior makes it stick at the bottom of the racetrack. And that's where you can get a good run when you come out of turn before. And he gets a good one on Ron Morte. He led him by just about a half. A Carl. But that battle still goes on back in turn to Chevrolet versus Pontiac. Dale Earnhardt Jr. versus Ron Hornets. The ongoing battle stuck in positions on the backstretch. Junior will try to shut the doors. It goes down the backstretch and he does. Ron Haunted a thought about counterattacking. The inside is not close enough to pull off that pass so now veiled junior nails down the second spot once it gets around the latte machine of cops and you can set aside some the leader Mark Mark. Mark Martin is a second out in front of second place. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. He came in about six laps earlier than everyone else did the way things worked out with a caution at played in his favor but Dale Jr. on the move he's trying to clear himself of lap. Traffic turn one trying to find a way to get around Stacy Compton. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. checking the competent may be a lap machine. But he's still on the pace with the fast cars upfront Compton puts his dodge down at the bottom of turns three and four following in his tire tracks will be Dale Jr. now competent washes up bloom at high junior. Not able to make it. Make it work this time out of turnover. 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Martin and the trailer is the place for information on Cardiovascular Hill Sexual Hill and mental health plus free screenings for common men's health conditions. Scott Everything agok one. That is a deep fried so tune up for life and see at the track hard racing back in second place as allowed. Mark Martin Dope a little quite a bit bleed on the rest of the field right now. One in three ten seconds is the advantage he has over. March junior and Bill Elliott from Las Vegas Motor speedway this Mr in radio. Welcome back the Las Vegas Motor speedway Mark Martin's kind of having a field day right now is pulled away from the field has a big healthy lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bill Elliott Ron Hornets and Johnny Benson some strong racing going on a little further back in the pack over and turn three. That would be todd. Died and Kurt Busch. They are knows detail coming through the corner. Here down on the bottom gotta deal with traffic Buckshot Jones and ricky couple leaders now back across the line still watching Dale Earnhardt Jr. Who is finding cleared? The Car Stacy Compton. Bill Elliott with his hands. Full now trying to get by that machine because Ron Holidays with them and turned to hear. Comf- Elliott back into the corner. Looks over to his left. He sees it as Green Pontiac. But Elliott responds to hang onto dodge in Pontiac for the third spot. Elliott would love to get around stacey constant and use them as a buffer between himself and horrid as so far Elliott having problems with stacy confident tail junior about four or five laps to get around. Bill Elliott still has not found one hundred eleven laps on the Board one twelve. Go Up as Martin crosses the line and works his way back into turnover one. It is Mark Martin leading EARNHARDT. Jr. Can Bill Elliott third. Ron Hornets is fourth and Johnny Benson. Make the top five. Let's update you on where the Winston no bull five drivers are running for the chance to win that million dollar bonus RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Jeff Gordon is running the best. In that. Pack of five reiver's he currently is up intent. Terry Labonte has shown sixteenth. Mike Skinner Eighteenth and way back in two thousand nine Kenny Wallace. And even further back. Joe Nemechek is now gone to the garage. So Joe on any chance he might have had to win it here. This afternoon is gone by the wayside for the moment so still four centers for the west of note bull billion and a race fan possibly with a chance to win here today. Rich Beggar of Sports Marketing Enterprises stepped in to get your Check signing hand ready to go here. Today we're ready to go. I hope we can write one. They want this is a great town to break the no bull five two. It's so much excitement in Las Vegas to begin with but the things you guys typically do with a drivers and the race fans that are involved. This really makes for an exciting time. It really is Our fans we've brought five fans and again this week and they're just overjoyed to the treatment. They received here the fund. They've had and You know the racine part of it is just really the icing on the cake for them. And this is a reachable. Goal this kind of thing that can't be one has been won several times already right. This is our fourth season of doing with the noble five in the first three years. We've done it. We've had nine winters out of fifteen races so It's a good odds for winning. This I think you had a driver. That really showed some true class down there yesterday. Were they were telling us about Jeff Gordon on his own initiative said I want to go over and meet not only the the the fan that's matched up with me but everybody else yes. Jeff did an outstanding job. It's it's really interesting because his fan is a is a Gordon Fan. Start WITH THAT. Made it even better. But Jeff came over and met all the fans had his picture taken with all of them and the fans were in heaven. I mean here's the the Starve Nascar Winston Cup race at coming over their chance to meet them to meet your driver individually and we've changed a little bit rich in the fact of the tracks. Of course Daytona was one of the noble five tracks but it was the Daytona five hundred. This year has changed a little bit right. We're going to be there in July. This year at the Pepsi. Four hundred so we're still at Daytona but a different time of the year rich. Appreciate all you folks knew up at RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Appreciate your involvement stopping by to chat with us this afternoon. Maybe just maybe Jeff Gordon looking pretty good right now. Tenth place is not that bad to be at laugh. Want Sixteen and still got all day to get up there yet. We're hoping that those guys will move up a little bit and we'll write that tech today but thanks so much for having me up. You're rich hamburger with sports marketing. Enterprise UP IN WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA. One Sixteen on the Board Mark Martin continues to lead Dale Earnhardt. Jr. getting stronger as the day goes by got some hard racing right now coming off turn four and back down to the start finish line but Mark Martin is just driving away. Mark Martin is pick up now. Two Point two second lead over the second place car. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. had his hands full for awhile deal junior. Did try to get by some lap. Traffic is clear. That traffic but still can't do anything with Mark Martin and Dan Hubbard. What he's going to have to be worried about now is bill. Elliott who continues to close in from third bill. Bill Elliott looks very very strong. Indeed in that dodge kind of had an accordion race falls back moves. Up Falls back moves up right now. He's in the move up Moat and he's trying to gain on the second spot of Dale Jr. one seventeen on the board one eighteen Mark Martin as he works his way around. Bill Elliott with a big chunk of sheet metal caved in on his dodge as he goes back to turn over. One cat. Really tell how much that's going to affect the handling of the car but doesn't seem to be hurting it. That much Kurt record all know. He sustain that damage early on in the race today Barney. He's got the sheet metal along the right side of the car kind of pushed in. He's got the big old black mark. Mrs Sign of a tire rubber thumbs fine when somebody apparently make contact with him and he's one of the drivers work in the outside lane. We've talked early in the day. About how the inside lane is normally referred. Elliot's working the outside. And he's doing quite well. Couple of pontiacs going at it for the fifth position off turnover. Four into the monks of lapped traffic. Ricky Rudd Stacy Compton there as Johnny Vincent Ron Horta. They go side by side for the fifth spot. Here they come back into the Corner Benson down low. He looks to his right. There's more today again racing up to the outside. They continue to go door to door all the way off of turn to fight for fifth. Still wheel-to-wheel down the backstretch Hornets. We'll ride the outside. Johnny Benson will have the lower line. They come turn three still side-by-side Ricky Rudd Latte machine with the best seat in the house right behind them. Have Johnny Bench advantage off turned forty evenly matched Johnny Benson Right now and Ron Horn today but Benson will come away with the position at lap. One hundred twenty Mark Martin Earnhardt Jr. Bill Elliot. Todd Bodine Johnny Benson your top five. Okay well the procrastinators glove please. Can we do it tomorrow next week? Wait guys did you hear about new. Sdp Six Thousand Mile Oil extender. Go Up to six thousand miles between oil changes. You can put off changing your oil for six thousand miles. How do they do that? S teepee oil extended replaces vinyl additives. That are lost over time. It's great to me me too. I'm going to buy some tomorrow or next week. Teepee oil extender in the gold bottle. Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow? Rusty Wallace Nascar racing is one of the most exciting sports in America today. And I'm proud. The over three hundred thousand members of the United Association of Plumbers Pipe fitters Sprinkler fitters whose motto is. We do it right. The first time at join my team on the NASCAR circuit to be the best. You need skill training and dedication. That's what the members of the United Association bring to every job. I welcome all the winter from Las Vegas Motor speedway this Marin radio today's broadcast. Uaw Daimler Chrysler four hundred brought to you by Bryant. Call one eight eight nine nine nine Bryant for the dealer nearest Q. Bryant whatever it takes Remington five ninety-seven the ultra reliable. Twenty two caliber rifle by Gatorade. Thirst quenchers when you need a little something extra when it counts most gatorade. Is it in you? And by McDonald's we love to see you smile just ten laps away from the halfway point of the U. A. W. Diner Chrysler hundred here this afternoon. Mark Martin has stretched out his lead tremendously now of the second place car. Two and a half seconds. Dale Earnhardt Jr. right second third is Bill Elliott. That's a good race going on for the runner up spot. Top bohdan fourth now and fifth is Johnny Benson. Let's pause ten seconds for station identification on. Espn radio the Voice of Nascar Mr. In radio live this afternoon at the Las Vegas Motor speedway to cover the third race of the year for the Nascar Winston Cup series the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred. I'm Joe along with Barney Hall turned coverage today from Kurt. Becker and Dan Hubbard. Long pit row. Jay Phillips Winston Kelly and Craig Armstrong right now this Mark Martin. Leading the way. We've seen nine lead changes among seven drivers today. Caution flags have flown a total of four times in the event the state of the race again closing in on the halfway point. We have twenty four cars that are still on the lead. Lap is take you through those that apple leaderboard. It's Mark Martin out front. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. is second. Bill Elliott third job and fourth and fifth Johnny Benson Sterling Marlin. Run six seventh day. Eight the Steve. Park ninth is Kurt. Busch tenths bobby. Labonte and eleventh is Jeff Gordon followed by Dale Jarrett Who's runs twelfth thirteenth is Kevin Harvick. Fourteenth is Tony Stewart Fifteenth. Is Jerry Naidoo Jimmy Spencer Sixteenth with Mike Skinner and Seventeenth Michael Waltrip Eighteenth Ward Burton Nineteenth and Robert? Pressley is in the twentieth position. Twenty-first is Casey Atwood twenty-second Matt Kansas. Twenty-third Dave Blaney and twenty-fourth Terry Labonte those cars now on the lead lap. Let's go down to the garage area and Winston Kelly Jonah Andretti's looking over the damage on the cheerios dodge. I'll take this hard enough to get used to say Cheerios for Misty Dodge. Not where we wanted to meet. You just said that he just kind of lost the car had you seen coming. You have any warning at all. Did win a corner because he he went in Stevens I went in and I thought man Vegan Vegan. Hang onto that thing. I better man than I am but unfortunately be a cushion between him and the wall and it's it's unfortunate. Those things happen comes down days. Just raise some real hard people make mistakes but The motorcycle runs and so we're going to work hard again on the body. Cheerios Betty Crocker. Dodge out there and the other thing too is I'd like it. The guys running up front. I mean we ran with them. The whole day it is at the lead or helping hands bickered do one more stop and I know it would have been right in there. So it's disappointing bud. We're going to have a better year. This was a rough weekend force and we got better wants to come back to sorely. You had an interesting perspective on what caused that tells you know with the some of the guys on the outside that the the outside lane Israeli slick because I think the temperature so called. We'd never gone out there and had the run in Iraq right. After the Bush rates there was a lot of ground and when we got out there I almost through the car on the wall early to just trying to get out there. Hit around some guys and you really had to stop at all. If there was really hard to hang on likely I hate to say. Luckily I started back far enough that I was going slow enough that I could save cheerios. Dodge driver John Andretti. Still many able to manage a smile. Hoping they're going to get back to get some forms and there again John. Talking about without coming right out and saying it some guys need to us a little patience out there and that might have caused some accidents early. In the event Mark Martin continues to lead lap. One thirty one. We're not too far away from the halfway point. One hundred and thirty four laps. We'll put us halfway home this afternoon. The UAW Diner Chrysler. Four hundred here at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bill. Eliot having a very strong run factors about four guys that wrote down here Joe to Kinda give a call to really look very good today. Kurt Busch one of those great money's hung in there all day ronn Horn Hud. We've talked about several times. Kevin Harvick's doing good job also and certainly they learned her Jr. Yeah Bill. Elliott has come on strong here. The last few laps He had a good battle with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Full Awhile and finally passed him starting to pick up a little bit of ground trying to close Mark Martin. Right now though. I don't know if he's going to be able to catch important. Not let's check down and Bill Elliott's pitch and Phillips's in that vicinity. What are they saying about the dodge gym? We'll actually Joe. I moved up. Talk to Jimmy Fitting Bark Bark's coochie because they were having such a good run. Whatever you did on that pit stop same. Don't work Jamie while we adjusted a little bit on it. You know about Hearts got some clean air right now and he's in his job so long ways to go with this would happen. Is that really important here? The Clean Air Mail. It is everywhere you know. What Arrow Dynamics nowadays We'll just keep working on democratic Rucci for mark. Martin Lucky said that clean air at any racetrack now. The downpours though these cards with really marks in good shape in that department right now. He works his way off turnover. Too and heads down the back straightaway has only one car between himself and the tailend Phelan. That's about a full straightaway. So there's no traffic around to upset his car at all and is beginning to pay off for him he has to and to ten seconds ahead of everybody else everybody else being bill Elliott. Dale earnhardt junior and todd. Bodine those three cars. Joe Are about ten or twelve car links apart that we just talked about their trailing Bill Elliott going into turn one pretty well spread out at the front of the field little further back. This good racing going. On Ron ornate rides along in the seventh position and Kurt Becker. He's got Steve Parkin. Kurt Busch with him. Yeah the last couple of waiting to see. Who's going to step out of line? I in this back again. This from seven th on back hurt clutches going wide off the quarter. This time on the backstretch Kurt work at loss to slot into the position. But the problem is Steve. Park has got it. He's right there now. Kurt Busch close the guys in deep into turn three. Now let's the car slide up just a little bit high through turn. Four Kurt. Busch continued to Pursue Steve. Part having a good run as we talked about he currently is in ninth position. Mark Martin leads Atlanta. One hundred thirty five here in Las Vegas won't here at McDonalds. We've got a better faster. Drive through system got fancy computers that help us get your order right and right away. In fact I bet we can make an extra value meal hot fresh right order and less time than it takes to qualify for the pole. Here you go. No wonder where the official dye-filled NASCAR concrete mixer trucks with the house be be one mixer system or the most technologically advanced in the industry designed to interface with present and future technology. The House be. 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Sterling Marlin is six Ron holiday still having a good solid day. He has seven. Steve Park is eighth. Kurt Busch Rides ninth and Bob. In the body is tenth Dale Jarrett dropping back on the JO. Apparently that cars gone away a wee bit on him the other reporting for pit road that cars a little lucite so he has fallen back to the tenth position right now but Jim Phillips Bill. Elliott continued to close in the dodge looking. Good here as he tightens up now within six tenths of a second apart. Let's find out what the story of crew chief Mike Boorda. Mike real good job today. Yeah we came into the race knowing. We had a good car. Set a goal to get a top ten in anything after that was was a bonus. So Dodge intrepid. Rt's run real well. Which looks real good sister down got to spend all day. Yeah I think the key to this is making sure that you have tires at the end of Iran. And he's running high lime. Take care of cars a little better than these other guys. Yup come the end of Irani makes up some ground so thanks could be in good shape. Come INTO THE PHRASE. Mike poured crew chief for Bill Elliott. Having a good run here this afternoon. Just kind of pacing himself taking his time staying out of trouble making sure he can stay around the top five or six. And that's what he's been able to do all day long. Pretty good ray shaping up between todd would either rides forth and Johnny Benson who right fifth. They've been getting a little bit closer together each time around as a swing off down toward turns one and two here comes Johnny Benson to the end side. He's been working the bottom of the race track all day and doing it. Well as off again Benson picks up fourth off the single file racing down the backstretch about two carling separate those competitors Johnny Benson and todd. Todd I tried to close the gap into turn three nothing. Doing however is Johnny Benson is really handling well through turns three and four minutes and squeezes inside of the slower car of Jeff Burton involved at a crash on the very first laugh this afternoon. Burke gives them plenty of raising room. Benson gets by there. Goes Todd Bodine? And the lapped car of Ricky Rudd which off about Ron Today. The Great Day he's having showing up at the seventh spot right now. Winston Kelly is in his pit. I don't guess it should be any surprise after running. Well he's been here six times in Winston West craftsman truck for the Busch series and has never finished outside of the top ten started twelfth. Currently running seven Philippe guys gotta get run on what they said about the handling this run. I like the car town pretty good. You're just a little conservative on the year choice. I guess hurt them straight away but I mean the car going. Good good for the whole long run. So does that rain fakes out how much longer we look in before you come in for a pit stop well. We didn't come in with the rest of the last time. So we're probably GONNA come in a little early in sixteen Felipe Lopez Broucek on the car. Looks like we're about fifteen laps away from the conceico Pontiac coming in the A J foyt team a lot of smiles in here like in what they're saying from their driver and their team today the Varta between first and second is shrinking even more bill Elliott starting to close it right up all the rear deck just about of the car Mark Martin and again that was nearly three and a half seconds as few laps ago Barney. Now it's a matter of fact it's three tenths of a second the margin for first second. We said a moment ago. Despite the fact that little sheet metal damage to the right side of the car he was still about as quick as anything out there. That has brought a smile to Stephen. Yokich the president of the UAW international here with us in the booth this afternoon dodgers doing pretty well while we saw really great to go go up there. Jones and later just kind of hope he wins. I think you guys have really done your homework on the Dodge program when you came Daytona and all ten cars made the field with a brand new product out there for the first time that oppressed. Everybody we're all unsure that a little bit of that goes to the people that are doing the work for us and you know the planning they did before we got here and so we're very happy about how it happened. Could had a better man than ray ever happen to hit that program. He sure as a prince and your car is taking the lead. Bill Elliott just took over the top spot. How about that? Well that's great and I'm sure they're all excited down there sweet. Maybe you brought him good luck by coming up to visit with us. I hope so. You guys have had a lot of fun with this program that they tone during the running of the five hundred. The whole town was painted up banners hanging out over the place. It looks like you're really getting around what you're doing here. Well it's great and our you know our membership or the biggest fans in the World Nascar and they always will be a Ula hell members out there that come to these races and listened to the races and watch. Tv and a lot of our crossover just loved her. But Eighty two thousand author probably more than half. And we're watching right now. Stephen we appreciate your support of NASCAR competition. Look forward to seeing you some of the future races and maybe the dodge can go to victory lane for the first time here this afternoon. Thanks for stopping by thank you. Bill ELLIOTT ALBA LEAD HERE IN LAS. Vegas laughed one forty seven. Say The safety of you and your family rides on your brakes. Have you had your brakes check lately? See a professional technician and don't compromise on quality and safety insist on Rebecca's professional grade breaks the d three certified to be consistent with federal safety standards. Ask for best to stay a brace. If you didn't visit Talladega superspeedway. Last season you miss forty nine breathtakingly changes among twenty-one drivers by scattered of the lead there hanging fenders for the lead into turn one forty for the top spot. You missed the twenty-six car freight train dicing for the win on the final lap of Shy themselves here at Talladega. Don't Miss Track attack weekend. April nineteen twenty second. Call two five six three six to brace for purchase online at Talladega superspeedway DOT com. Bill Elliott took the lead a moment ago and the fans. Love it here at Las Vegas Motor speedway. Bill Elliott leads Mark Martin Johnny Benson Sterling Marlin and Todd Bodine from the Las Vegas Motor. Speedway this is Mr in radio back. The Las Vegas Motor speedway. We are seeing a few pitstops being made right now. We'll see quite a few more probably in the next ten or fifteen laps. Kurt Busch was in just a moment ago. Back US in front of Jim Phillips. Right now Jesse. Is Routine Service You're on that one. I thought maybe these teams that go a little bit farther We had Stacey confident lamp one fifty. He's already gone down a little bit earlier than we thought. But they are anyway. Bill Elliott continues to lead mark. Martin Second Johnny Benson Third Sterling his fourth. He's having a strong run here this afternoon. Also Todd Bohdan currently rides fifty of Ron Horn. Today six we talked about Rhonda. What a good day. He's having. Dale Jarrett is back up to seventh BOB IN THE. Bonnie currently is eighth and Jeff. Gordon is night than Steve Park. That's our top ten birch. Stop now also the car. Putt strip on pit road. Dave Laney is in it. Craig Armstrong early stopped for Dale Earnhardt Jr. few ago. What's problem there for a little earlier than they projected no real problem? Dale Earnhardt Jr. with reporting a little bit of a vibration out of the Budweiser Chevrolet. It got a little bit worse. He assumed it was a tire problem. They've got four to Goodyear Eagles on the thing a little bit of an air pressure adjustment. No other adjustments to the to the Chevrolet and they've got him out and back on the racetrack very very good stop form. Here's Ricky Rudd peeling off the banking coming down the pit lane. He cut a tire early in the race. Lost a lap has been battling back ever since Jeff Gordon. One of the noble five contenders makes his pit stop on lap number. One fifty five as Bill Elliott continues to show the way Jeff Phillips. I guess we'll see quite a few of the other drivers coming in the next five or ten laps. I expect so joe I think you go see all of them in real quick. There's all the tires up on the wall and getting ready to make this pissed off your comes. Gordon comes in spruce gets the car rolled down. Really Nice stops and they go to work on the right side pumps the Jack. I got seventy. Six field is Roly Ed and the board is out for the other cruise. Down the pit lane for Casey. Atwood others now. The left side on the car. Elliott's a little bit longer probably other fuel four project. Lord's love cars in front of Winston Kelly. One of those Johnny Benson has been having a good run going a Put on the right side tires. I can't seventy six fields going in Ron holiday. Critique told us they'd be coming in between one fifty five and one sixty right on the money one fifty five pros as pontiacs on pit road four tires for Johnny Benson. He's down to eight seconds at mark. Mark pulls away in front of Jim Phillips. Parts through a service that he is down and he is away. Here's Casey Atwood feeling the pinch like now. You're selling your bill. Eliot F fits right now. They go to work on the right side of Elliott's dot big tire marker. The whiteside hasn't affected me so far. Your Come Steve. Park down the pit lane. What are the continues today to win this race? Screw around on the left side changing left side tires cleaning the windshield. Fifty point five of the stop for Elliot. Craig Armstrong returned. Labonte in and out with four tires. Seventy six racing gasoline likewise Mike Wallace was in just a moment ago Sterling. Marlin just left his bid area after four tire. Change also Ken schrader right and getting some service. They finish up on the left side. Ken Traders often away. Dale Jarrett is on pit road. So is Tony. Stewart Trader Briggs his car into Spencer's in the pits. Here comes Jerry Naidoo it. Let's go back to Winston Kelly. Aj's going to work on the right side of that Brown and White Ford. They got the right side tires on very abuse. Now swings around to the left side is GonNa pump it up by our during the duty on the front side of the Car Kevin Gilliam on the rear rear tyres as CEO Chair at Kohl's away they try to tighten it up. Fifteen point six two seconds. Good stop there. Tony Stewart four tires and fuel. They're also very good. Stop couple of laps ago for Bobby. Labonte fifty point nine seconds Jerry. Naidu pulls away. You'RE GONNA start but on yesterday's winter he's got a good run today. They're gonNA make a track bar just mathias. Not when I screw working on the right side of the car toppled. Don had been the leader. Now that he is in the pit stale chair will cycle around and become the leader. Tony Stewart was on pit road just a moment ago also and Dale Earnhardt. Jr. So it will now be Dale Jarrett in the lead character of the top spot. Once again has a healthy margin over the second place car which cycle around to be Mark Martin Sterling Marlin. Who Fall in line in the fourth position with Bill Elliott in V? Six's Johnny Benson Seventh. Is Kurt Busch Eight? This Dale Jarrett. Nine Bob the body and ten is Jeff Gordon Nobu five contenders the leaders of those right now. Art Jeff Gordon who runs Mike Skinner? Who's at seventeenth now? Falling to Eighteenth Terry Labonte. Who'S A TWENTY-THIRD KENNY? Wallace in thirty-second Joe Nemechek. Who's out of the race after a crash early on here this afternoon Rusty Wallace? If you wondered why we're not talking about rusty. He has retired his car for the day. He did it very early. Pudding only a few laps on the board eight. As a matter of fact when he got caught up in a crash over intern Jeremy Mayfield involved in that one also not talking about Jerry. They will finish forty second and forty third. Ricky Craven took his car garage area. It's been a lot of laps back there. He currently is showing forty. I Brett Bodine spent quite a bit of time behind the pit wall in the garage area also Brett currently has forty. He's been on the race track a few times in and out. Jeff Burton has been back on the speedway. He is showing some eighty plus laps. Down Right Actually. About Seventy strictly turn for. He smacked the wall with the white side of the car. He's trying to get wound down locking up the front end and he's right at the entrance of the pets. Hud Strickland slapping the wall outside of turn four on speedway again. It comes out at left one sixty. It will be the fifth one a day. Let's go back to turn three pot strickland just trying to go. She turns three and four here. He was running side by side. No contact was made car slid out to the right side. Walla Walla with the right side of the car crews now looking over the machines with your body damage on road cautioned on the speedway it left one sixty. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Leads here at Las Vegas Eleven thousand nine hundred eighty seven patches of rubber and Tea Monte Carlo Captured Tops sinks and Aleka. Four hundred and eighty-one checkered flags. That's number fifty for Jordan seventeen manufacturer's championships one team team monte-carlo the team with a winning car in Nascar Winston Cup history. And what they're gonNA be tough to me Monte Carlo. The cars more champions depend on Chevy. We'll be there inside the non stop action on race. Weekly did inside. The years highlights did inside the team spans engaged only at the Fisher America Online Saturday. Art Seventeen Nascar. Busch series racing from the Darlington. Raceway live coverage of the Sun Com. Two hundred begins at three. Pm Eastern on M. R. N. radio at Las Vegas Motor speedway. We're under caution for the fifth time this afternoon. After hut strickland hit the wall in the hills. Brothers Coffee Ford intern before and now some of the front runners are coming in including race leader. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Let's cover that stop. He's in for right side tires. Other going to the left side apparent adjustments other than possibly again air pressure. Put it off. He was just in for a green flagstaff. Dale Earnhardt Jr. often away also and Matt Kansas. The car of Jerry Naidoo Makes Stop Jimmy. Spencer is in. Here's Ward Burton rolling to his pit. Stop along with Steve Park. Jim Phillips as the Park you lost a lot of track vision. That last pitstop Joe when he stalled his car putting gasoline only St Mark's Car Robert Pressley is getting right side tires. Wartburg getting right side tires. Let's see this around for four. Yes they do on both Presley and Burton. Also Elliott. Sadler makes a stop. Terry Labonte is in and the car of Kevin Harvick in his pit stall from the Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is our radio under caution for the fifth time this afternoon. The Las Vegas Motor speedway and the running of the U. A. W. I'm Chrysler four hundred forgetting right down to it. One hundred and four laps to go mark. Martin has taken over the lead since Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Came in and made stops under the caution flag it sterling Marlin second Johnny Pinson Third Bill Elliott fourth and Kurt. Busch is V two dodges among the front five. And that is put a big smile to face of Gary Hinson the executive vice president of manufacturing for DaimlerChrysler. You guys must be pretty happy. Hey color is pink. I mean we are just excited. This has really been a great day as a great advantage. We're just honored that we were able to sponsor we knew you guys were for real when you hired a guy like ray over and have to get back your your lead dodge team but the other cars that came along as well then we started seeing how things are going to row with bill winning a pole down at Daytona a good performance at Rockingham. You guys were fast and practice yesterday and if led some today looks like it's absolutely Raise just a great team leader He's a rookie as he says he's got a rookie crews and the rookie drivers but What a great great team together do you involve the fans a lot in different programs with your dealerships throughout the country on this absolutely i. It is really created a lot of excitement. among car dodge dealers To to think that they're backing into racing and dodgers right proud to be there because done a great job with the program. We were talking about that a little bit earlier to come up with a completely new program and come to Daytona and get all ten of your car's in the field. Somebody did a lot homework. Well you know Ray. He's just the first class guy and he's he's an organizer but but he's a humble guy he says. I'm I'm a rookie. I'm a rookie team owner. But we're going to get there and he said we're GONNA win. Is THE PLAN WORKING? People buying dodgers because this well like Ray says you win. Have good showing on Sunday. And you sell cars on Monday and We think we're there outstanding Gary. Thanks so much for coming in now. You're going to be cheering on. Bill Elliott the rest of your dodgers out there which are looking good here today in your race the UAW Dyma- Chrysler four hundred. Thank you very much. Gary Henson Executive Vice President of manufacturing for DaimlerChrysler. We're half laugh going back onto the green flag field. Get ready to go back to green mark. Martin Leads Sterling. Marlin the second Johnny Benson third. Bill Elliott we start fourth and Kurt Busch Fifth Dale Jarrett. Six Jeff Gordon Seventh Bobby. The body eighth ninth will be todd. Bodine's tenth will be Ron Hornets. Then Tony Stewart Eleventh Kevin Harvick Twelfth Michael Waltrip thirteenth. Mike Skinner Fourteenth Dale Earnhardt Jr. Round out the top fifteen but pretty good race all day long The field is state fairly bus a couple of times. We've had a couple of guys that got away from the field. Dale Jarrett did at one time. Todd Bodine did at one time and Mark Martin had a pretty good lead a moment ago but right now with this cautions put everybody back together. Going to be a big line of traffic elaborate more down down to the inside of the leader of the lead pack. So they're going to scramble heart as they go to turn one green flag and earmark mark good restart jumps away from Sterling Marlin by two three colleagues as they race off to turn over one lap. Traffic IS GONNA come into play in the form of Jason Leffler. Casey Atwood Kin schrader that lap traffic which is occupying the inside lane here second-placed by Mark Mark Martin denigrate jump on the restart has about three Carleen over sterling. Marlin down the backstretch. Johnny Benson takes a quick look to the inside from the third spot. Bill Elliott a ways back and forth. Kurt Busch filling up his mirror single file for the top three cars author Elliot. Kurt Busch fifth try to clear themselves of lap traffic before the front three. Get Away and they're starting to move out. Mark Martin Sterling Marlin and Johnny Benson here sterling starting to put some pressure on Martin for the lead. Here comes silver dodge right up behind mark? Morton's Ford Johnny Benson's Pontiac also looming threat. He's racing back yard. Thrilling Marlin tried to get off of turn two down low. Nothing doing now. He slots behind Mark Martin right up on the rear bumper. Now that car Johnny Benson to Carling's often the third position Marlin riding in the tire tracks of Mark Martin. Slight contact is made. Martin gets loose their side by side. Mark Martin goes high down to the bottom of the race track go sterling Marlin. He's got the lead now. Johnny Benson starts to work on mark. Martin he may have thought to taking second place away as the top three. Go to turn one here. Comes Johnny Benson flashing by to Martin's inside so move Benson up to second relegate mortensen third and then they're side by side racing off turn to Sterling? Marlin tries to pull away by about five or six colleagues over the second spot of Johnny Benson. Mark Martin Rise in third fans come to their feet four sterling Marlin Bill Elliott. Still Rides in the fourth position becomes the tenth different leader of the race today. Fourteen lead changes already a very competitive race in the way. It's going macy fourteen more but for now barnum against pull away. He's got five carling. So Mark Martin and Johnny Benson is there in between those two racing back into turn number. Two Bill Eliot had been racing alongside Kurt Busch but in the fourth position that goes away and now straightens out ankle. We'll continue to follow that fight for fourth however Bill Elliott has got it. Kurt Busch wanted. He's only about two and a half car links off the rear bumper of the dodgers. Bill Elliott Elliott rides the Middle Group. Kurt Busch trying to keep it down low slides a little bit. I single file for the forest where they work off. Turn four and back down to the line kind of watching Jeff Gordon back there. A moment ago he was caught up in a heavy pack traffic. Just kind of took his time getting out of it. Had a couple of close calls going through both is racetrack now. He's got clear sailing on the leaders. He Brings Dale Jarrett with him. And Turn to Jeff Gordon in the six position. Dale Jarrett in seven now. Serving up behind the casing. Have Be Jeff Gordon with about five car links in Hanover. Dale Jarrett Jared not making much impression as they get into the turn. Your leader is still Johnny Benson Rides and second Robert. Pressley was running in the sixteenth position. Just had a problem. He's falling all the way back in the field now to pop up on the scoring monitor back here and about the twenty third spots will follow up on that story in a few moments we have ninety seven laps to go and it Sterling. Marlin showing the way Johnny Benson is second mark. Martin Third Bill Elliott fourth and Kurt Busch v Necks. Car Live and in person. Hundreds of miles on heart pounding. Ringing power sissies crybabies Daeho and keep your wimpy filters out of our race guard. This is Joe Gibbs. We depend on which filter they captured. Forty five percent more dirt and last thirty percent longer than the leading national brand weeks built for Nascar and your car day. I'm Dennis and I'm a Winston Cup hero. You haven't heard me because I've never won a race or qualified for one. Actually I've never been in a race car but every week I'm at the track see Pfizer's create a tune-up for life a program to help men stay healthy look for the Pfizer. Men's health trailer at Winston Cup events for free screenings on blood pressure and cholesterol and information on sexual health. Look for me too because I'm the guy driving trailer. But that's only until I get my race car so tuneup for Life Dukes. And I'll see you at the track. Sterling Bala take at the top spot on its moved out by a full second over. Johnny Vincent Ninety five laps to go from the Las Vegas Motor speedway. This are in radio DaimlerChrysler. Four hundred is brought to you by Husqvarna the forest lawn and garden equipment of Nascar by which filters the filters officially licensed by NASCAR WICKS FOR NASCAR and your car by seventy-six products makers of the official fuel of NASCAR and by the wide track Grand Prix wider is better sterling Marlin. Try TO CHECK OUT ON everybody over and turn to. And he's got a pretty healthy lead over. Johnny Vincent the advantage a dozen car legs on the backstretch down the backstretch. Johnny Benson is in second last time through here. Benson had kind of a nasty twitch to the front end of the car although he maintained control. Mark Martin now riding in third about two and a half garlic's there's a problem for bobby. Labonte the Witch Cup champion. From last season he is slow to the race. Track dropped back in the pack continues to lose positions as a field goes storming by him over an internal her. Mike Wallace and turned four. He got. He's in a spin fairly. Taft the outside with the rear end of the car. Now he dribbles down the banking almost collected by Ryan Newman. Mike Wallace Spin here at turn. Four cautioned on the speedway Mike Wallace. Very lucky there. He did get clip from behind. That's what set him up into the outside wall but he also bounced off. That wall two went right down through the middle of the field and more than a dozen cars great job keeping from making a collision with. Let's go back to turn three. I'll tell you Mike Wallace was in a pack of five or six cars here and you can get some help from behind. Wasn't a broad slide. All the way through turn four slit up the banking just barely tapping the outside their slight cosmetic damage to the rear end of that machine but Mike Wallace got it back and he's underway again. So let caution. Flag comes out for the sixth time this afternoon. As Mike Wallace gets in trouble over a turnover four might be a good opportunity for Bobby Labonte. Whatever the problem was on his car this may give him a chance to come down to the pit lane and take care of it. He is still on the lead lap. Bobby Labonte now showed in the twenty second position check. That is twenty first. Let's go to western Kelly fuel starvation. Promise not getting enough fuel. The fuel pressures fluctuating. So they're going to check the fuel lines fuel pumps and everything. Butch Hilton. Some of the boys out there on pit road waiting for Bob to come down. See if they can get this problem corrected. So this caution flag could be a huge break for the two thousand series champion. Everybody's GonNa be diving onto pit road. We'll remind you the chase for the two thousand one. Nascar weekly racing series. National Championship is underway at nearly one hundred local hometown. Racetracks in thirty six states drivers in ten regions around the country are competing for the coveted. Nascar weekly Racing Series National Championship. More than a million dollars in awards are on the line to see some of the nation's most exciting weekly short track racing contact Nascar Public Relations in Daytona Beach Florida or visit NASCAR DOT com or America Online. Keyword NASCAR a stampede. On Pit Road here. They come down Sterling. Marlin I end leading Johnny Benson Mark. Martin is in Bill Elliott Jeff Gordon. Kurt Busch Dale Jarrett. Everybody coming in to make their stops here a lap. One seventy eight under the caution flag. Go to western Kelly Johnny Bench and the first to make you stop just behind him has taught. But they will jared just in front of him across the pit opening bobby. Tamales group opening up the hood. They're also going into the trunk section to see what kind of fuel problem they've got their Jerry. Nato the first down on the way on the midsection of Monroe's Tim said Mark Martin visit so as Bill Elliott. Warburton Presley is in the area. We've got Bobby Hamilton the bush. Jeff Gordon all theme park called these cars. Kevin Harvick four tires seventy six fuel down away now. Down to Craig Armstrong Mike. Wallace is in there doing some major work on the back of that car. She is trying to get out of the pit area. It's not gonNA happen right away because there is a lot of work to be done. The right rear. That car looks like Jerry. Naidoo was first off. Pit Road to get the service. He'll pull back onto the race track and now the second wave of stops will begin those cars that are down a lap or more will come in and get service for their machines with now. Eighty nine laps to go. But it's one of those races Barney where you've seen certain guys strong portion of the race and not quite as strong and other parts where they come to make their service get Fresh rubber all the cars. It can certainly make a lot of difference. Well I think we've got one more out of pitstops assuming this race stays green and certainly will have to come in with more time. They can't make it on fuel and what you do that. Last pitstop is going to determine probably stays up if you make the right adjustments as we said we first came on the air. This is a race track that demands a good handling racecar. And if you go the wrong way whether it's on tires or anything else you're not going to win the race here at Las Vegas Motor speedway that race off pit road laws one by Jerry. Lee Do coming out right behind him with Sterling Marlin Than Jeff Gordon and Jeff was dropping back a little bit so break for him Dale Jarrett will resurface in fourth place. Right now and Bill Elliott will be the top five after this round of pitstops some more stops for the lap cars. Let's go back down to Winston Kelly one of those this Joe Nemechek. Who had some problems earlier? Ricky Rudd pulls away still trying to find out what the fuel problem is on Bobby. Lonnie's car they just send him back out and Jimmy by car. The crew chief said gun it down the back straightaway safe. That gives us any kind of idea why they've lost fuel pressure and keeps fluctuating on the interstate. Batteries car bobby. Back Down Pit road one more time if they can find out what the problem is the body having problems here at lap. One seventy nine. It's giving the full rundown on an apple. Leaderboard it is Jerry. Naidu beat them all off pit road. He takes over the lead and becomes the eleventh different driver to lead today's race sterling. Marlin comes out. Second Jeff Gordon. One of the no bull five contenders. He's third now. Dale Jarrett is fourth. Bill Eliot is fifth. Kurt Busch is shown at six now with Johnny Benson. Seventh Barton is eight ninth. Is Todd Bodine a tenth another noble five contender? Mike Skinner Running Eleventh Matt. Kenseth twelfth is Kevin Harvick thirteenth. Steve Park Fourteenth Tony Stewart Fifteenth. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Sixteenth Elliott Sadler Seventeenth. Is Jimmy Spencer? Michael Waltrip Schoener. Eighteenth Nineteenth. Is Ron Hornby and Terry. Labonte is twentieth twenty-first. Now is a car Robert. Pressley twenty seconds Ward Burton. Twenty-third is bobby. The body those the cars now on the lead lap. One lap down in twenty. Fourth's Casey Atwood Day flannel twenty-fifth Ricky Rudd twenty-six twenty-seventh. This Kenny Schrader twenty-eight this Buckshot Jones twenty-ninth Stacy Compton thirtieth is Ryan Newman. Bobby Hamilton shown in thirty first. Jason Leffler thirty-second Kitty. Wallace's thirty third. Mike Wallace's thirty fourth robby. Gordon is thirty fifth and Hud Strickland. Thirty-six still standing on pit road. Joe Nemechek in the garage eastern thirty seventh along with John Andretti. Jeff Burton Brett Bodine. Ricky Craven Jeremy Mayfield and Rusty Wallace under the caution flag with eighty-seven laps to go at Las Vegas. There is no such things. Extremists car. Thrillseekers don't Bungee jump from speeding cars at Daytona. Scabby Mountain bikers was strange. Tattoos don't hop between car tops at Vegas. No there is no such thing as extreme NASCAR BECAUSE NASCAR is already as extreme as gets temperatures over one tenth speeds over one nine. Heck those guys were fired pursuits now. That's extreme and under extreme conditions. Dehydrate fast extremely fast. So you need to replenish your system to make sure small mistakes. Don't turn into big problems. You need gatorade. Thirst quenching is it in you know from Husqvarna but I told my friend skippy my hus- Barney tremor the best ever he said go ahead. I said what a good idea so submerged cutting ordinary trevor reading in a bucket of water and then my life get powerful Husqvarna Husqvarna differences cleared. So who's now mistakes? Market Pains husqvarna tremors. Starting at just one seventy nine ninety five. You've got to experience the difference. Call one eight hundred Husky. Sixty two fill just now getting the signal one lap to go to get back onto the green flag for the Las Vegas Motor speedway this bar in radio at the Las Vegas Motor speedway. We're about to go back to the green flag double file restart here with eighty six laps to go jerry. Nato taking his turn at the head of the pack the eleventh different driver to lead here today right behind him sterling Marlin. Jeff Gordon is third. Dale Jarrett is fourth. Bill Elliott's fifth. Is They work off? Turn four and head into the trial will get ready to restart the race with Jerry. Do leader now. He only took two tires. I want to go got him back out on the pit out of pits. I let's see if it's GONNA pay off for him on the restart right now. Green flag goes on the air and they knew is gone like a Jack. Remmy gets ahead of everybody up there and put the lap car. Ricky Rudd between himself and the rest of the field is turned to going to be up to second place. Sterling Marlin to set to work to find a way to get around rod slap car and Marlin is not close enough to make a pass down the backstretch Jerry. Nato continues to run away and hide second spotted Sterling Marlin but only about a car length and a half off his rear deck. Is Jeff Gordon in third spot? Fourth is Dale Jarrett Fifth. Doing a great job is Kurt. Jared goes to the outside of Ken Schrader slap car. Kurt Busch doesn't nail to his bumper. Literally PUSHING HIM OFF. Turn four back to the start. Finish LINE UP FRONT JERRY. Nato continues to put away five Carlex Napa lead that he has all the lapped car of Ricky Rudd Than Sterling Marlin second had so far Marlin has been unable to catch off the road trying to get around his latte machine on the Baxter single file racing from second on back that would be sterling Marlin. Jeff Gordon Dale Jarrett in about four carling's back is Kurt. Busch fifth spot. Six is Johnny Benson. He's got Bill Elliott on his tail as they exit. Hey Bill Eliot is seventh mark. Martin Rides Eighth. Todd Bodine's night and Mike Skinner make up the top ten now. Jeff Gordon's looking good for that noble five million dollar bonus from rjr up in Winston Salem North Carolina. He currently is having a strong run driving. A BERRY. Calculated race here this afternoon. He's and turn to working very well. Dale Jarrett you've got Gordon and thirty. Jarrett Behind Him Jeff Gordon shuttled her. This would be for the fifth spot. There wheel the wheel side-by-side down the backstretch Kip the spot. The ball died as he's able to power into turn on having a heck of a weekend here at the Las Vegas Motor speedway came here yesterday and one Busch Grand National Race. The SAM's town three hundred and just pretty well dominated it for the most part of the day. They had a lug nut popoff on pit road and dropped way back in the field still was able to come back and win is having a great run here this afternoon. Don't count him out of a shot to win this thing as he worked his way over to turn to. Here's Bo dyn in fifth spot. Now after having dispensed with Kurt Busch Todd. Bodine now running by himself in that spot but it looks like he's gaining and gaining quickly on the fourth position. Jerry with Kurt busch seeing another challengers Johnny Benson this Pontiac. Trying to get it wild up off. Turn four pull the inside and complete the past for the six position. Bits and not quite able to squeeze at by their. He's gotTa look back and be worried about though Mark Barton's porn on this team right behind. Have they come back and turn Benson angles the nose of his Pontiac into the passing lane working down low? Where he's been strong all this would be for the sixth spot. Johnny Benson still looking at the inside going to try to Kurt. Busch into the corner does so gets his right front fender underneath a left record of Bush and bill right around. All the way turns three and four side-by-side come off the corner exactly door to door and race down the line. Meanwhile back at the front of the field second and third place or chasing down the leader Gerry Naidu. They made up a lot of ground last time around their back into Sterling Marlin and Second Jeff Gordon third. They've been racing. Those detail polling each other toward the front of the pack off turn to do though blasting down the backstretch right behind him the latte machine of brick road and it's only about five to six car lengths back to the second spot of Sterling Marlin and Jeff Gordon. You're right Barney. They are gaining in gaining in a hurry Johnny Benson in his picked off the six position. Bark. Martin has gone by it. Grab the seventh spot. Hurt Bush starting to fall back a little bit. He's in the eighth position and Bill Elliott. Now closing in on him. Let's go to pit road another update on the eighteen on Bobby. The Bonnie's car you've got a fuel pick up problem Joe. They may have further problems. Reported smoke from the pipe for last time around. He seems to be further off the pace. But Mark Cronquist the crew chief engine builder on the car. Notice there's a fuel flapper about halfway down. That helps control the fuel flow. It started having problems with the field pressure when they're about halfway through a run so they think that might be the problem with. They may have a bigger problem as off the pace more the two thousand dollars to go camping. They follow all the way back to twenty third position. He still showing on the tail end of the lead lap right now but he is losing ground. They can't cure that problem. Bobby's not going to have a good finish here Las Vegas this afternoon. One hundred and ninety four laps around the board seventy three to go. Jerry Naidoo continues to lead Sterling. Marlin the Jeff Gordon. Trying to really man. Dale Jarrett still very strong out there. Todd Bodine's has been very impressive all day. Long really can't say enough about it. That team right now. So good to see those guys after they got off to a tough start at Daytona not making the field for the Daytona. Five hundred and of course. Everybody has high hopes for his part of the season to come out of the box and do well. They missed the first race but didn't let it get to him. Came back at Rockingham at a decent run there and now are back in the thick of things. You're trying to put it together today. And Looking Pretty Doggone good. Ricky Rudd is look at good to all of a sudden trying to get back on the lead lap on the back straightaway. He is doing a very good job at the inside of Jerry Naidu. Nato is a little bit off the pace the earlier pace that he had after the green flag restart now sterling. Marlin closes the gap. Jerry NAIDU WITH RICKY. Rudd down to the inside of the leader Cherry. Nato is going to run a little bit slower and is allowed sterling. Marlin Jeff Gordon to get right up there now ricky. Still trying to get back to go back to one and second and third close in on the leader and the quickly rushing up behind Mike Wallace's lap car jerry. Naidu goes wide goes low as they move off. Turn to Ricky Rudd still at the left. Elbow Jerry Naidu now sterling. Marlin hasn't with that and Roger Slots right in front of thrilling Marlin close moment there for Sterling. Marlin down the backstretch. But everybody's okay nate. You still hold down the Lee Jeff. Gordon isn't change for the fourth position as Topo dime went to the inside of Dale Jarrett completed that passed on the last lap back in front of the pack. It is Jerry NATO show in the way but the race now is for the second spot. Jeff Gordon trying to get by Sterling Marlin. There's been a lot of shuffling going on Joe but so far no change in position. That may change. Here's Jordan closing up again behind. Marlin Sterling Marlin has tried to catch Jerry. Naidu but I gotTA figure out a way round the lap car of Ricky Rudd. Who's really running in a very very quick pace. Todd Bodine is all by himself in fourth over. Dale Jarrett is catching him from the fifth position. Got About five cars up in the lead. Pack all very strong particularly the front four at present Jerry Naidoo Sterling Marlin Jeff Gordon and Todd Bodine. Todd is making up a little ground to GONNA get up there and be a player very shortly as they all go back turn one wants Tahoe. Died got around Dale Jarrett now. He's got clear racetrack ahead of him to try to Real Jeff Gordon. That would be eventually a battle for third todd. Bodine in the fourth spot is quickly getting some company in the form of the ups machine of Dale Jarrett. Jared cuts down five car lengths down to four now down to three and a half into turns three and four todd gone looks and his room here as the face of Dale Jarrett brought. Here's Ricky Rudd once again trying to get back Taylor on the lead lap racist Jerry native to the line it just by inches does get out in front although NATO pulls even again going to turn one. We have sixty eight laps to go Jerry Naidoo over Sterling Marlin Jeff. Gordon Dabo died and Dale Jarrett. Louis ready for this weekend this weekend. The ferrets getting a case of Bud and having a party believed as a ferret. Who's coming to this party? A yours care. But she say you're saying visa fine looking weasels some iguanas Anita. Good man. He's like a Mongoose named shake a booty on the dance floor. Okay okay take a cold shower. Squeaky Heiser Bush Saint Louis Missouri. But a new belt is ninety. Eight regal and Napa auto parts are impressed. We're impressed with his grit and determination and with his can-do attitude done to us filled until you can't put a belt for ninety four on the on a ninety eight regal. Guess we're right where not only carry the right part of the know how to make yours? That's what you leave. The store with Napa Keep America race with the lead is on the Las Vegas Motor speedway Sterling Marlin gotta run going the last lap off turnover to trying to squeeze by Jerry Naidu Native. Beat him to the line. Mcfarland finally now passes him on the back straightaway from the Las Vegas Motor speedway this Zim. Our end radio back in the Las Vegas Motor speedway running the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred. We have seen quite a very competitive race today. Seventeen lead changes so far among eleven drivers most recently at a Sterling. Marlin taking over the top spot. He's led to time today for a total of thirteen laps. Most recently taking the lead on lap. One seventy nine later for the race is Mark Martin. Who's led fifty four laps? So far our cars running on the lead lap currently twenty we've had cautions wave six times for twenty five laps and Marlin and forget the top spot. Barney starting to move away. That's been the trend all day long. It looks like whoever gets the lead and gets out there and clean air with no traffic directly ahead can pull away by anywhere from the second to even a little bit more. That's been the trend all day long. I just wonder if that's going to be the key in this thing. That final pitstop. Who ever beats everybody off pit road and gets out there with just a few laps to go make a big difference because everybody when they can run by their self and their leading is able to stay out there but when they catch packet. Traffic can have run and traffic than it seems. The other cars are able to chase them down the leaders in two. And here's thurlow corner and onto the backstretch. He's got a huge lead over the second spot of Jeff Gordon. I got Todd Bodine. We're GONNA keep an eye on that machine. Todd has been picking off position seemingly at will. Currently he rides on the third spot. You'll have to get around before it can take on. Jeff Jarrett's back in the fourth position. Jerry Naidu who was leading fallen back to the fifth position. Now six is Johnny Vincent Seventh. This Mark Martin Eight. Kurt Busch night. This Kevin Harvick content Steve Park taking your further down the Napa leaderboard in the eleventh position as Bill Elliott dwelt as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Thirteenth is Ron Morte fourteenth spikes getter fifteenth. Is Jimmy Spencer? Running sixteenth is Matt Kenseth Seventeenth. Is Tony Stewart? Eighteenth Robert Pressley Elliott. Sadler is nineteenth and twentieth. Now is Michael Waltrip Napa auto parts where NASCAR fans get their parts and Jeff Gordon. Just real steady all day long has worked his way up into the number two position now behind Sterling Marlin. They work their way back into turnover. One although Marlin has pulled away from Jeff last couple of laps around by almost a second and a half is one four. Tenths seconds ahead. They're back into also keeping an eye on that third-place Situation Barney. You've got todd. Aaron Third Dale Jarrett continues to pursue him off turn to Dale Jarrett starting to make a race of it from that fourth spot deal Jerick closing. The gap is about two and a half car links. Jared able to ride a lower line then. Is Todd again ricky. Rudd right in front of them as far afield about Bobby. The bodies problems. He has now lost lead laps so running around at reduced speed and fuel pickup problems on the interstate batteries. Pontiac if continued to try to work on that but body. The body does not having a very good day here in the last twenty or thirty minutes. Upfront Sterling. Marlin his lead a second and a half over. Jeff Gordon who's up to the second spot. You Got Todd Bodine back to third at Dale Jarrett closing in from fourth coming into a House. Return writing that fourth spot. This spot looking pretty good between Johnny Benson. Jerry Naidu Vincent got around. You was able to hold onto the bumper. That valvoline issue one hundred. What's that two hundred nine laps on the school board here at Las Vegas? Jim Phillips any indication when these teams if this race stays green might make that final pitstop. We'll talk to him before the race Some of them said they could go sixty sixty three laps. Maybe a little bit more than that They said the conservative way would be sixty laugh. So it's according to what school quoting the handling of where you're at on the race track but About sixty laps on this. I expect to see people peeling off the lady a little earlier for some of these teams because they know one more stop they could make. It should be coming up here before too far away. Then because two hundred ten laps on the scoreboard right now Sterling Marlin Jeff Gordon. Todd is Dale Jarrett Johnny Benson the top five. Those five have been up in the front of the field most of the day. Jerry Naidu had a great run. He led some of the race. Martin led a great portion of it. Also Kurt Busch. We talked about just having a great day here. Kevin Harvick another rookie. Who has come along this year back for the last three years? It seems to me like we've had probably the best prop rookies. You can have all three years. The guys come in used to. It was unheard of for rookie to even think about winning race now common. Yeah think what's going on is the fact that they are a lot better race teams involved in Nascar West Cup racing and it doesn't matter if it's a veteran driver or rookie driver you're gonNA perform at a certain level and some of the top teams starting to look for younger talent coming into the series sort of the changing of the guard that we'd look at every few years in the series it and I think that They're looking for young talented drivers or look at the various series. Not only in the NASCAR Busch series and NASCAR Gatorade all pro series Some of the other series the NASCAR but also to open wheel racing places. Where drivers like Jeff Gordon came from Jason Leffler? Some of these up and coming drivers finding amount of talent putting them in good equipment and the results are that they're doing a good job and do it well at these races. If that analogy applies to radio broadcasting. I'm in trouble. Is that what you're saying didn't exactly Puerto to you but well let's see what's going on now sterling. Marlin continues to walk away from the field. Jeff Gordon one of the no bull five contenders which. We haven't talked about a whole lot today. Coast Gordon laid back most of the race. It appears he started four on the steam here the closing laps of the race and And it and it appears that it's working for him. Todd Bodine talked about having such a great run today. Dale Jarrett was closed on him for a while. Kurt Becker but looks like now. Dj is back a little bit behind. Tom You're in the situation. Stabilized for the moment line in the third position with Jarrett behind him to three then. There's a gap of another ten expected. Johnny Benson and fifth on the back straightaway. Field is pretty. Well spread out all the way around the racetrack here in Las Vegas Sterling. Marlin continues to lead just as an observation look into the cockpit as they fly by Sterling Marlin's hands fairly working real at all. He's got a great handling car here in Las Vegas about any line. He wants to whether it needs to pass some of that traffic high or low. He's able to do it and what's to Kelly? We talked to a few minutes ago about the fact that some of the teams had said our car needs to be out front in clean air. Is that what you're hearing down there because generally what? We're hearing a lot of the places that we go Barney now with. The air dynamics being so important that clean air means that they're not getting buffeted around or pushed around by some of the other cars on the race track. Let's find out Johnny Benson's team doing right now. James Insecurity you guys have had a good run going all day long. He slipped back a little bit going back to the front and now then let's say right now the cars type for it's it's not bad we're GONNA try and make one more adjustment here at the end and try to get up there and win the single. How much longer can you stay after winter? We look for the last bits off on another thirty laps. Asked the thoughts of James Ants with morning. Going back to your original question. Yeah they really need to be in that open air. That seems to help him a lot. As far as getting into the corners of not getting moved around by some of the other cars. Two hundred fifty laps on the scoreboard. We'll pause ten seconds for station identification on Mr in radio. The Voice of Nascar. Two hundred twenty laps in the record book here at Las Vegas Motor speedway and the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred this afternoon Sterling Marlin continues to set the pace. Jeff Gordon has his sights. He's eight tenths of a second behind. Todd Bodine rights third. Dale Jarrett very strong carver dropping back a little bit right now he is fourth. Johnny Benson's had a good day. He is fifth. Jerry Naidoo led. Some of the event is back to six mark. Martin also led several laps. Urban markets slid back to seven great day. For a couple of rookies. Kevin Harvick having good run here and Kurt Busch also having good run. Harvick is eight tenth. Would Kurt Busch in ninth? Is Steve Park? Let's pick up that battle from The car of Kevin Harvick Steve Park is there with him and Kurt Busch. They work over to turn three cutting. Harvard has about five links in Hanover. Steve Park over Kurt. Busch making it very very close lighting through outside trying to get onto the rear Buffalo State Park back off. Turn four through the tribal again. This is from the eighth spot on back. Kevin Harvick his way through the field. I think the last time we talked about him he was back in eleven through Twelfth Soda Matter About Fifteen laps or so. He's picked off several positions and now is moving away from Steve Park. Let's check dental pit road at checkout some developing stories. There I am Jim Phillips. Well we'll screws getting criminal. Paul the wall Joe to get ready to fit quickly Simply get award for my Ford Chip Simply Zep. I get ready to pin. Yeah we're GONNA come in and just a couple of laps little damage on her lap. Run the handle another car lose too much ground come in. So that's that's the problem. Joe Elliott falling back a little damage on the Left Front which I didn't see as he come around the racetrack. Yeah he was leaning early on. He's back to the fifteenth position now. Winston Kelly Let's see what I gotta say about his driver's car. They've been a little bit loose a little bit tight he's talking to one of the crew members now appear on the pit box cut about the car's been loosened tied. What is it down just a little bit tight Winston Sat? What do here like being overweight can see knows over there and Wake to the roulette wheel to come up on your color and see if you pick the right color. We'll go back to work and say if they can guess right They will turn home. It does pretty good at the blackjack table so maybe you can give us some good advice. They'll roll the dice correctly and coming here and make a good adjustment. Possibly Typically Bill. Eliot is on pit road. He will become the first of the front runners to make a pit stop right now as Bill. Eliot brings his machine down to the attention of his crew will follow him down and cover his. Stop Your Bill Elliott ahead and slides at the pits and he does have some damage All that lamp brought by contact with all the car. They pull the federal as much as they can base ripples at bed or out get it out of all of the other thing now. He's away cars over. Bill Elliott later. Jeff Gordon swept out of the inside of Sterling. Barlett coming off. Turn four the last lap. Jeff Gordon comes around becomes the twelve different leader of the race today. Taking the top spot moved out by five car lakes. Meanwhile for third side-by-side turn one. Just say come into the corner. Dale Jarrett Drawing SORTA run up alongside of though lettuce carrot had to back out of it lap. Traffic in the form of Dane Blade of lanny occupied the inside lane for the moment however it is still todd. Bodine in the third spot. Dale Jarrett White. They're only half of KARLOFF. Deck of Todd Bowles cars. I download get by Mike Wallace. Dave Blaney is just ahead. But it's still talking by leaks of these cars. Right now are seeing just how strong. They are at the end of the long run knowing that. There's one around pitstops left but todd Bodine's on the outside of Dale Jarrett as they have to squeeze out toward the wall going back to turn over one door to door accommodate the left car. Jeff Burton coming back into the corner. Now Dale Jarrett has opened race tracks and has a shot to try to take third on the backstretch still glued at the hip. Come off of turn to their side by side entering into turn three. Dale Jarrett downloadable Guy Guy Backs out of the gas prefers single file racing. They come off the foreigner so DJ takes the inside lane that works out for him but he washes wide at turn. Four a little bit of an opening for todd bow died he can't cash in so DJ will pick off the third position. Todd Bodine falls back to the fourth spot but it is Jeff Gordon show in the way now his lead seven tenths of a second over sterling. Marlin as they hit the back straight away and they're beginning to close in on some slower traffic. That could be a factor. Dan Hubbard four is coming down the backstretch first car laugh traffic. That would be Jason Leffler but Gordon has got a pretty good lead over sterling Marlin. Now it's about six to seven carling. So Jeff Morton in control who set limit order Jeff just driven about an absolute perfect race. Today hasn't forced the issue anytime to get any were any position. He just road long out there when the opportunity presented itself to move up a notch. That's exactly what he did not remember. He is running for the noble five bonus of one million extra dollars here this afternoon. If he should win this race is looking pretty. Good right now is he. Goes down the backstretch around Jason Leper continues to extend his lead over Sterling. Marlin and I don't think it was a case of marlins targeting any worse Jeff. Forty cars just got better on this long. Run JERRY NAIDOO COMING DOWN TO MECCA. Pitstop should be his final stop. Winston Kelly and the crews completed the work on the right side. Remember he just got right side tires last night. He's going to do the same thing again. So Jerry with a chassis adjustment has been tight. Most of the day made a wedge adjustment and two tires seventy six year old. I took on to tires a little bit earlier and was able to stay out there and lead for a pretty long way so it's a pretty big gamble for. I think two hundred and thirty laps on the board that will give us thirty seven to go. The leader should be coming onto pit road here before too long. If you're not excited about wearing your bathing suit this summer you need to listen to this message. Now you can burn fat. Not just one way not to waste but three big ways. Introducing the revolutionary new three way fat attacks system from Slim Science. I this limp. Science System will curb your appetite which means less binge eating less cravings for those hard to resist junk foods that the slim science system will help you. Metabolize sugar more efficiently see you can burn it for energy and not store it. As fat with the Slim Science System your metabolic furnace will be fired up so you can burn fat all over. 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I guess you'll end part getting routine service all four tires. You're on lap thirty. Four thirty five at Stacy Compton fields in right behind it and we're seeing more pitstops also starting to not pit road. Taco Diana's in the pits. Tony Stewart is on pit road. Let's go back down to Worcester Kelly Stuart just not coming to a stop. Toddler ice crew working on the left side of his fourth four tires and fuel cleaning the windshield further down on the orange. Pontiac UP Tony Store to start but I pull away. They teaboy seconds. No Chassis adjustment for Tony. Stewart where they are going to make a track bar. Adjustment there at the last minute just behind store is a carved. Daytona five hundred champion. Michael Walter four tires and fuel for the NAPA Chevy. Here's Robert Pressley making a stop on Pit Road Jeff Gordon slows over at turnover. Four and here comes the race leader peeling off the banking for what should be his final stop. It will be thirty laps to go. Jeff Gordon the Dupont Chevrolet working slowly down the pit lane along with several other cars coming in for service and again if they stay under the green flag the should be the final. Stop of the day followed. Jeff stop as he rolls down to a stop in his pit. Stall to pit lane brought to you by McDonald's drive-thru Jeff Gordon. Chevrolet down the pit lane raise. It slowly gets it over with his work. They've got to work on the right side. Joe I gotTa Seventy six field. His head right side tires put on and now they dropped the jacket. I come around the left side. Took Gordon Spruce Change. All four tires. There was some speculation down to your. He might change just to four down. Four plan of the Stop for Jeff Gordon Data Winston Kelly Mark Mark just came away not point. Zero six seconds did justice to tires same thing for Ron Today. As he pulls away just in front of Jimmy Spencer so a couple of guys here on the midsection of pit road going with the tire option that we talked about earlier. Say if it pays off gambling here Las Vegas Matt. Kenseth should be the leader right now. No believe he has been into the pitch yet so he will assume lead should see him in the pits here in just a few moments from other cars at random go Joe Nemechek came in Ward Burton was on pit road can use writer was in the pits. Yoda's talk about Steve Park. Tearing the body made a pit stop and so did John Andretti along with Bobby. Hamilton scattered service on his car. We've also seen Ryan Newman ended off the pit lane. Here's Dave Blaney coming in for another stop and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cubs at the bank again. What should be final stops here this afternoon and attention now building. Try to get the perfect setup here for the closing laps back to pit road. Second PITSTOP for Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Chevrolet was a penalty. Stop a little too hot on pit road. He now goes back out again. So Dale Earnhardt Jr. now headed back down the pit lane to pull back on the race track after coming into fast that has caused problems for few guys here this afternoon it brought. We've seen the course that thing with the couple of guys. Bissett pit road coming off before that kind of POPs up in a hurry there. We talked about how easy it is to miss. Pit Road up there because the track bins around so quickly and you carry such a big head of steam going off into turnover three unless you get the car wound down on the Apron of the track where you can make that turn. We've seen half a dozen cars. That just felt like they were going to spend the car out and cut the car and came back on the racetrack. Indus- costs themselves a lot of time. So Matt Kenseth takes over the race lead. He should have to come in again before this thing is over Elliott Sadler falls in line and second. It'll sokoll back around to Dale Jarrett. Who now rides in the third spot? He's already been in looking further back in the pack. You know one guy. We haven't talked about a lot today and I didn't want to bring this up as Michael. Waltrip Daytona five hundred winner. Buckle Walter tough few weeks it's been for him after winning the Daytona five hundred and losing his car owner and friend and of course The hero of many of us Dale Earnhardt. He talked about the fact that after the two weeks of Getting over Daytona. Things finally started to get back at Stephanie de opened up a bit and the media center here yesterday. Last thing del New in this world was that the junior now we're GonNa win the Daytona five hundred and I know that. Put a smile on his face and so It was turned to go and the only way that that I could have such peace inside that I have is Is because I know he knew that and You know people ask me all the time you know. Say congratulations than sorry. Well I'm sorry Dell's gone but man I'm so happy I won because That's what he that's why he hired me to. We have an idea. Of course they followed up with another win by Ti last week. At Rockingham Steve Park picking up the victory. Their Matt Kenseth is the race leader right now with twenty five laps to go the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred the Las Vegas Motor speedway Elliott Sadler is second third is Jeff Gordon. Fourth is Dale Jarrett Sterling. Borrowed finds himself now in the fifth position. I don't believe those cars have made a pitstop. Kansas or Elliott Sadler. The certainly didn't in that last segment there just a moment ago. Jeff Gordon tried to hold off Dale Jarrett right now for third place as they worked their way around the race tracks and labs are winding down. Hurry back in. Fifth would be sterling. Marlin six is Johnny Benson Mark. Martin arrived seven. Jerry Naidoo has Drop BACKING UP NOTCH. Actually back through the top ten mark mark now seventh and Todd Bodine eighth and tenth right now. Is Steve Park? And now they're showing Jerry. Naidoo up in ninth position so this has got the makings of a good finish your this afternoon. Those guys who made the pitstops a moment ago if Matt Kenseth and Elliott Sadler dive onto pit road. It'll be a battle down between Jeff Gordon. Dale Jarrett Sterling Harland and again. That's considering the fact that it stays under the green flag here for the closing laps trouble once again for Bobby Labonte. We told you they had a fuel pickup problems early on this afternoon. Now big flawless spoke from his cars. He comes down to get service once again. Bobby lost the lead lap here about a half hour ago and it's just been staying out there trying to rack up points but Certainly not a contender here today. Let's check in on pit road. The problem is Engines going flat in addition to the pickup problem that they had the engine started going flat about twenty five or thirty laps ago so that was his final routine stop but he came down. Pit Road pushing oil out who the header pipe for. Something looked like he was dusting for mosquitoes. But Bob in the body a tough day here in Las Vegas Elliott. Sadler brings his car to pit road so that will move Matt. Kenseth up in the lead and Jeff Gordon now slides up into second so as he makes his pitstop right now. Things are GonNa Change at the Front of the field when Matt into by Kiss. Stop it Lu. Jeff Gordon up into the lead. Got The makings of a real good. Finish here Las Vegas. I'll say of course the big question now is when Will Matt? Kenseth comment make that stop. We have twenty one laps to go in the race and according to my figures It was a while back. Let's say back around lap. One fifty eight. I guess when he last came in to make a stop to Kelly Eddie Education of what their plan is there. Another hasn't really said Exactly when they're going to try to come in to pit so Just looking to see when Matt Kenseth in his talking about bringing them onto pit road doesn't have anything to lose by staying out there assuming he doesn't run out of fuel because if they get a caution he's going to be in great shape here in Las Vegas this afternoon as he crosses the Line of works his way back into turn number one. Try To find out where Jeff Gordon is here. He comes across the line Pale. Jared rides maybe three or four colleagues behind him as they go back to turn over one. They're trying to pull away a little bit and Sterling. Marlin's Kinda squeeze him out of the pictures they go to turn to and Jeff Gordon trying to shake Dale Jarrett from behind him. Gordon has had a few problems that go skating traffic. He's in more on the backstretch. Dale Jarrett is kind of like that sticky gum on the bottom of your shoe. You just can't get rid of it. Jeff Gordon than weaving his way in and out of the slower traffic. He does so again. Sledding the gap between Ward Burton and Mike Wallace Dale. Still right there. Here's race leader. Matt Kenseth coming out of the pit road to answer our question of win. He'll come in. He will give up the lead and handed over to Jeff Gordon. Let's follow Kansas. Now as he heads for the two. Walt stop any come to very smooth. Stop the bright yellow Ford comes onto pit road the crew working on the right side of the car. It's going to be a two tire stop. It looks like looks like they're not gonNA come around good. Stop eight point six seconds for walk. Ford Matt Kenseth down in a way going back onto the speedway as Jeff. Gordon continues to try now and hold off Dale Jarrett and Sterling. 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Bodine ride second third fourth and fifth trying to really man over in turn to ask Ford. And he's working the track very well. He's working lap trapping well. He's heading for turned three. Jeff Gordon has got to be careful here only with fifteen laps left. There is plenty of traffic ahead. The next car would be Robert. Pressley who sticks right in the middle of the corner has to his Chevrolet download how he draws alongside Robert Russell Hill. Jared has followed back a little bit. He was really putting the pressure on here about five or six laps ago but now the separation first second is one point three seconds. What is good now? Is the race for the fifth position that is between Mark Martin and Todd Bodine and actually that begins to go away somewhat starting to close involuntarily Kurt Becker eavesdropping back to all of a sudden Martin finds himself mired back in the six. Thought that'll leave todd. Bodine himself in the fifth position off. Turn to don died all by himself in that spot. He's got the last Gar Vegetarian confront them and held. Mark Martin's effort as they come in deters Bonnie slowing down mode. I just a bit of Martin still got his work cut out for him before he catches on one of the best races. The speedway Bill Elliott and Tony Stewart going door to door for the last three or four laps around. That would be back there for about thirteen position as they are racing side by side. But for the moment. Jeff Gordon trying to hang on the lead collect a one million dollar bonus in the no bull five Winston Program here this afternoon like his art right now like all day long because as we said he's driven a very smooth calculating racist pit crews done the job all day. These there looks like you. Save the best. For last to Barney's he comes down in the closing laps. It'll be eleven ago. As Gordon crosses the line now. The project back to the second spot is a second and a half. That's how far out in front. Jeff Gordon is over Dale Jarrett back in the fifth place battle. We're talking about todd. Bodine continuing to move away for Barton that thirteenth place race we were talking about. That was so good for a while. Bill Elliott and the car of Tony Stewart. They were going at it for a while. Elliott has won that battle and begins to pull away Safadi about four or five Carlex over Tony Stewart. Now just crossed the start. Finish line for race later. Jeff Gordon thanks. Look good here the closing stages of the race. He crosses the line of ten laps to go. Let's follow the leader up in the turnover. What does he closes in? All traffic here comes Jeff. He goes wide at the entry to turn one cuts it down. Low in the middle of the corner now gently he left. The car rolled back up the land to lose off of the corner. Coming Down The backstretch Jeff Gordon on the power with the right foot now. He's comes into turn three writing. Nice even line unfettered and unchallenged. In fact he's he's able to have the luxury couple of tires down the white lines with Jeff. Gordon has a great handling Shutler. Jeff is probably a couple of hundred feet behind the nearest traffic. That he's going to catch your maybe. Both the time to check flag comes out for the moment. He has a big advantage over. Dale Jarrett has elapsed wind down. Just nine to go. They go to turn to look at. What's in a shot at catching court? And he I had to get rid of Robert Pressley. Finally he has cleared Presley's left corner up ahead of Jeff. Gordon would be robby. Gordon and Ryan Newman Jeff. Gordon catching them in a hurry. They're having their own battle right in front of them side-by-side off her as a great battle for the eighth spot on back. Ron Holiday leads that pack over to turn one years Ron Horn a day. He's working down. Low hugs the white line at the bottom return to Kevin. Harvick is behind him. Jerry Naidoo is also in that mix to pack of cars behind Horner Day about four Carlin's over Kevin Harvick. That's another six carling's back between Naidu and Jimmy Spencer. Kurt Busch is also in that mix tight pack of three cars coming off. Turn Four RONHAAR TODAY AND KURT. Busch have done a great job here at Las Vegas Motor speedway this afternoon. They're both GONNA come up with a good finish right now. We're down to eight laps to go. Jeff Gordon works his way back down into turns one and two hits down the backstretch and just right now for the moment just trying to stay out of as much traffic as he possibly can here. He is across the start. Finish line now going back off in turnover one. There's about four cars directly ahead. You'll catch a couple of those before the checkered flag comes out and TURN TO UP I. He'll have to deal with Mike. Wallace Wallace goes wide leaving plenty of room for morning low. We'll see how much respect Mike Wallace gives jeff warden for the moment. Wallace hopes the wall down the backstretch. Jeff Gordon says thank you very much takes. The inside line dies down to the bottom of the racetrack is still Jeff Gordon and control racing back to the strike. The story is the same we've seen repeated over and over. Today you get out front. You could move away you get the clean air it. You can really pick up some speed. It's working once again for Jeff Gordon as moves away now by just over a second over. Dale Jarrett Easley picking his way through the slower traffic. And there's a problem for Dale Jarrett. Speaking of traffic he is having to change lanes and turn to care. Goes Down Low to pass Dale Jarrett? Nobody helping his effort all back now. Jeff Gordon's lead. Really three and four jared wedding all by himself in the second spot. Here's what they're running. Jeff Gordon leads Dale Jarrett Sterling Marlin Johnny Benson. Todd Bodine Mark Martin his sixth seventh. Right now Steve Park Ron Forte would be eighth. Kevin Harvick Ninth Spencer has tenth. Kurt Busch Rides Eleven. Twelve is Jerry Naidoo Thirteenth is Tony. Stewart Bill Elliott's fourteenth in the closing laps. Michael Walter Fitz Fifteenth Sixteenth. Is Robert Pressley Matt? Kansas who made that pit stop now? Falling back to Seventeenth Mike. Skinner would be eighteenth. Elliott Sadler nineteenth and Ricky Rudd. Make up your top twenty Jeff. Gordon leads the way over into turnover three closing and on support traffic. He looks back at Dale Jarrett. Dj has cleared the traffic. He was dealing with Ford a while but again the separation between first and second so large now with only four laps to goes across the line very doubtful. He'll be able to chase him down. Further back we live for the third car of Sterling Marlin. He's lost a lot of Steve's it's early this afternoon may those threat from Johnny Benson is closing in on him in turn one Benson is hoping that MARLA has some trouble with lap traffic. That won't be the case. Marlin bill wine clearing three cars. One fell swoop and turned loose. Johnny Benson also clears last lab traffic and now such as this would be the fourth spot of Johnny Benson closing in on the third car sterling. Marlin Marlin Elizabeth Nurullah bobble there between turns three and four. That helped. Yeah for the Johnny Bench. Vinson gains a little ground on impacted. He bobbled just a little bit and sterling still has an advantage of maybe ten or fifteen carling's leaders and turn to come Jeff Gordon with that race. Lead closing up behind the car pending wallace as a moves off the corner this picking them off one at a time two at a time is Jeff Gordon down. The backstretch Kenny Wallace moved over to the left side will pass on the high side. No problems there. Second spot is chill. Jared about ten or eleven car links off your deck of Jeff Lord Lord takes it wide up off turn number four coming back into the twelve old still passing some of the slower traffic getting by Kenny Wallace. Crossing the line now with two laps to go today. Gordon sparks at one point. Six seconds over Dale Jarrett. Here he comes back in a turn. One Jeff Gordon pinsent down low angles wide off the turn and again. He's on the background. What's amazing about the Jeff Gordon? Machine is just not a mark on it. I mean it looks like just stepped off the grand at the beginning of the race. Sporting really hasn't mixed it up with anybody. Now he's coming up on the rear deck of David over to right. Jeff Gordon Your leader off of turn. Jeff Gordon has little traffic directly ahead. You'll see the white flag when he crosses the line this time only one more lap and he'll bring it back and take it to Victory Lane and collect the biggest bonus of the year so far one million dollars from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Plus the purse money. He's over in turn to when the challenges. Bigger Gordon seems to get better here. He is with the race lead for the final time. On the backstretch. There is plenty of traffic in front of Jeff Gordon Motors. Down The backstretch Jeff Pond Chevrolet. Cancel winning line through turns three and four foot. A couple of tires down the white line has to back out on Fatah justed. Jeff Gordon looks for the checkered offers. Turn four gorgeous previous best. Finish here at Las Vegas third. Today he goes to the top of the line as he wins the. Uaw driver Chrysler four hundred. Dale Jarrett Finishes Second Sterling. Marlin is third Johnny Benson Fourth. And Todd Bodine comes home with a very good Ron. He finishes fifth as we go to pit road. Vanna second work from the white crew chief up here. Robbie loomis getting regulations there. We go great win robbery. Tell you what what a great job. No last year out here. We ran terrible is in the world the guys on this team. I can't say enough they dig. Dig Dig All Day Triple Twenty Four Vegas. We love it. Man Right Robby Lubis. It is crew headed a victory lane and a million dollar celebration and we'll be talking with the winner plus the top five finishers when we come back. This is Richard Petty. Get body aches and pains just like what I use. Goody's body pain. I'm not real good at saying the word former but I'll say it here because the stuff works fast and I want you to try. Goody's body pain forman formula or whatever it is because it's a powder goody's body pain. Formula dissolves faster than tablets so it gets rid of minor body aches and pains fast. Goody's body pain Formula Jeff plane uses to renting your brakes making that irritating noise embarrassing. His MIT ray. 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Looks like Craig Armstrong is caught up the third place finisher sterling Marlin well sterling. You had a great run today for Dodge for cores light and certainly look like you had a card up to beat for a while there. Tell us a little bit about your race. Well let's make all the guys on the Coors Light Dodge team Thank goodness all of them. And we just got loose When Gordon got by ME WE GOT SOLUTION. Contrive it in as little still a little loose then and convert them back down but We'll come back to run speeds running but we're still too loose but we chase it all day and lock stock snag all guys back shop doing a great job in Manhattan Mr. Let's drill Marlon. He's very happy with the top five. Finish in third the coors light dodge swing back over to West Kelly. Dj just crawled out of the car. Dj Jeff Gordon goes wheeling by Dj a little bit loose early on then he got tied. Just never could get loosened backup. Todd told us. Yeah we Car was good. The first you know three or four to three stops there just perfect almost and I got a set of tires at man just went crazy. Loosen kind of spooked me. And we we tighten the car about maybe the track was loosening up and then we just never got it back free enough to run their at then. It was just tight from the center out and that didn't let me Race Jeff. Congratulations to him. These guys did a great job in getting ups closer to Victory Lane. Hopefully we can get them. They're saying you'll be in next Winston Noble five million. You've won a thing before. Yeah we have and DR J. Reynolds and and Winston Do a great job and looks like another day so This is great. It's a great program and we look forward to Racing Ford. He'll look to be the eleventh one to win is Jeff. Gordon is the tenth today. If we can hear from Johnny Benson well we can't. We can talk to todd. Bodine and whoever finishes in the top five and fifth. Todd you had a great run out there a first yesterday in the Busch series and a fifth. You have to be happy with the run that you had in the four today. Yeah it was K. Mart tourists pretty good Missed a little bit car would get tight after about twenty laps in We never quite caught up to seemed like a little tighter is a day went on and we never quite caught up to it. The last run was the best. It was but Track position we were about half attract back and just couldn't do anything with it it. It was a good run. Like you say I and phase. That's not nothing to sneeze at all especially after a very disappointing. Daytona coming back with a top five. Finish here at Las Vegas has got to make you feel good and put a lot of extra added incentive with your team. Well it does. I mean it just shows that we have what it takes. We just have to do a weekend and week out. It's GonNa take time you know we're GonNa take our Knox and we're gonNA have our ups and downs and but we're gonNA work good race team and we're going to prove in a future that we can run with these guys every week. Todd happy with the top five finisher Las Vegas Motor speedway. He's got a big smile on his face headed back. Got a coke and sand analysts. If we can get a word from Johnny Benson well. I think he's going to be pretty pleased with his run. Equalled his best finish here Las Vegas Fourth Johnny. Tell us about your run. I run was pretty good. Valvoline Pontiac is pretty good all day. Long just seth last two laps here. We got or last two stops there. Were just got a little bit too tight and we try to free up just not enough. I have my master's correct. Isel your first Winston no bull five. The next time out. That'll be pretty exciting. Really looking forward to it you know. We wanted to make sure get an orange spoiler. On this carpet. It was We're really WANNA go to win. That's what we gambled with coming in getting four tires and James says we can do to or gambling gopher to win I says man. I'd rather gamble. It's what we're here for. No put better place to gamble than right here in Las Vegas but still a good run for Johnny. Paid off well for here this afternoon right now. It's time for Joe Myself to select the winner of the Ray. Bestest break the race award will award five hundred dollars in the motor racing outreach children's ministries from Rebecca's breaks in the name of the driver who received the best break in today's event thing. I'M GONNA go with Ron Today. He suffered a couple of Problems bounced back several times from that. Came home with a ninth place run in. Aj Floyd's could SACO PONTIAC. So I'M GONNA say Ron Today. Yeah you got to caution there when you need to break. Because he'd fallen all the way back to about eighteen th so we'll go with Ron Hornby. Rebecca's breaks the official breaks of NASCAR awards. Five hundred dollars in the name of Ron Hornets to the motor racing outreach children's ministries Dale Jarrett mentioned that One of the race fans had big of a million dollars. Rodney mims of Clanton Alabama picks up the win because Jeff. Gordon won the race. Jim Phillips is into Victory Lane. Well Jeff Gordon is the guy just WANNA million dollars four. Plus you just want a million started the race. You were back in the field today. Concern you yeah you know. We weren't very good at the beginning. Cars real real tight and not in traffic. You know we're just struggling and we had a break where we took two tires and got a little bit of track position but they freed the car arrived. Luma's Bryan Watch. All the guys on this dupont. Crew went awesome job. Awesome job in the engine department. I mean just a flawless day for us. You know we just kept picking away at it and by the end the race. The car was just perfect. Just perfect and Greg calling the pits to take four tires and I'll tell you I'm just like this is a big big win for us. I mean to win Las Vegas. Get this dupont. Chevrolet car back into Victor. Land got thanked Pepsi. Gmac quaker state Chevrolet. Everybody contributes to this race was just awesome day. Was there ever any thought that last bit stuff up taking two tires or maybe get more track position on the competition? I think originally Robin then. We're thinking about that but luckily couple guys came in before us. You know I mean usually wait for the leader to come in but I think they were thinking. Hey let's short pig and get some new tires and get ahead of them. Guys did a great job. They paid attention to everything that was going on in. Four tires is definitely the way to go and our car is just managed so fast and it's awesome to drive a car like that out there today. God Winston. What a big day for us. You know to be able to win this noble. But it's a bigger day for this guy right right here. Rodney moms and we're just so excited to be able to win him a million also. Does it ever get old winning? A million dollars. Yeah it never gets old that tell you what you know that I look at that as just one great trophy you know. I mean it's just something out there to reach for but I think today winning Las Vegas just at this racetrack as much as we've struggled here in the past means almost as much as that million dollars to good runs in a row or we building for a championship. You better believe it. We are this team. I've been telling people how strong they are and I think today really showed. I mean if we can run that strong and attract like this. I know we're off to a great start of the season and I think there's only you know greater things to come but we just got us our heads. Keep doing what we're doing you know and build on this momentum. It's it just feels great. I'm just GonNa join the moment for right now. We'll let's Step over. You're talking to the latest millionaire America. Raw Demands of Clinton Alabama were about Jeff. Gordon would a million dollars thank him a lot? I WANNA thank Brian. Rj Reynolds. I feel great. What are you GonNa do that? I have no idea all I. Congratulations to Rodney. Babs of Clinton Alabama wins one billion dollar and Jeff. Gordon adds his name to the list of winners here. Las Vegas Mark Martin Jeff Burton and of Course Jeff Gordon back in a moment Henry. Ford wasn't exactly the picture of a race car driver on that mild afternoon. One hundred years ago and for good reason he wasn't one. He was an engineer who dreamed of a nation in motion and saw racing as a means to jump. Start that dream so with little preparation. He took on a claim. Champion Alexander Winton who faltered in the seventh lap when Henry sprinted home for the win heads turned including those of the supporters would set his dream in motion that race October tenth. Nineteen O one launched the career of the man whose model t would put much of the world on wheels so today when we hear that throaty roar of Nascar Torres we hear Echos of another roar far distant less fearsome but with the same timber of excitement the roar of the seven thousand who witnessed the first ten laps of a century of excellence celebrating. One Hundred Years of Ford racing probably Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is in radio. Take a look at how they finish here in Las Vegas. Jeff Gordon is the winner. Dale Jarrett who finished second Sterling Marlin ran third. Johnny Benson was fourth todd. Bodine finished fifth six goes to mark Martin seventh to Steve Park. Kevin Harvick had a good day. Finished Eighth Ninth Ron Hornets Jimmy. Spencer finished tenth eleventh. Kurt Busch twelve to Tony. Stewart Michael Walter Thirteenth. Bill Elliott finished fourteenth. Jerry Naidoo was fifteenth Robert Pressley. Sixteen Matt Kansas Ran Seventeenth Mike. Skinner was eighteenth. Ricky Rudd Nineteenth Twentieth Elliott Sadler. Twenty-first was Ward Burton. Twenty-second Terry Labonte. Twenty-third Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Casey Atwood Ran. Twenty four th and Kenny schrader. Make up your top twenty. Five twenty six. Was Dave Blaney. Stacey Condoms twenty-seventh Jason Leffler Twenty eight Bobby Labonte twenty-ninth and Bobby Hamilton. Thirtieth finishing thirty. I was Kenny. Wallace thirty-second was Mike. Wallace Ryan Newman was thirty. Third Robby Gordon. Thirty fourth and Joe Nemechek was thirty Fifth Buckshot. Jones came in thirty six today. John Andretti was thirty. Seventh Brett Bodine. Thirty eight Jeff. Burton Thirty Ninth Hut. Stricklin was fortieth. Ricky Craven was forty. First Jeremy Mayfield forty second and Rusty Wallace fish in the forty third position. Jeff Gordon led to times today for a total of thirty two laps. He took the lead for the final time on lap. Two forty eight laps later for the race was Mark Martin. Who picks up the most lap award the Gatorade Front Runner Award today of ten thousand dollars to Martin? He led fifty four. Two hundred. Sixty seven laps raced here today. We had twenty changes among thirteen drivers at the end of the race. There were thirty. Eight cars still running with fifteen of those on the lead lap six cautions today for a total of Twenty five laps and Jeff Gordon. Coming into this race had four racetracks. He had never won before. Homestead Phoenix Texas. And Las Vegas. So mark one off that list and now talk about domination. Only three left for Gordon to claim winds on homestead Phoenix and the Texas Motor speedway. Well a big win today. A lot of money to people to Jeff Gordon the race winnings and of course wants to no bull five and Rodney mims who is teamed with him in the noble five competition as far as the championship point. Standings are concerned Sterling Marlin unofficially takes over the top spot. He leads now over. Jeff Gordon who moves to second and Michael Waltrip who now is third in the championship. Point standings the Nascar Winston Cup series moves onto the Atlanta Motor speedway next weekend. Mr In radio. Text that week off. But we'll pick up the series again at Darlington raceway in South Carolina on March. Eighteenth for the running of the Carolina Dodge dealers. Four hundred tickets are on sale. Call the box office and join us for great exciting Nascar Winston Cup racing that a weekend begins with our coverage of Bud Pole. Qualifying on Saturday march the seventeenth are. I updated ten forty that morning. That S car busch series also in action at Darlington raceway on Saturday march seventeenth. The Sun Com two hundred goes at twelve thirty eastern time and asked craftsman truck series the same weekend. They run on Saturday night. March seventeenth and the California to fifty airtime seven thirty eastern time covering the action force in turn. Today was Kurt. 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Garage Pass National Show

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Garage Pass - National Show

"So victory lane here. I nothing like the feeling of win at Daytona to bigger goals. You know, we're here for the five hundred not for Thursday night. We gotta find out what we got real race. She literally closes in prior. When you daddy to win a race. Mark Carroll NPR ins garage pass car precious loss. Score for Pennzoil four hundred weekend. Had a lot of smoke in the cockpit. It's high stakes and insane stream at America's racing showplace. Pinch Joel gone to the soil four hundred weekend. Tickets are going fast at LV M S dot com or call eight hundred six four four forty four forty four lead lost bega a winner. Nascar's fastest weekend beginning March first at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A limited. Number of NASCAR. Lots big race. Packages are still available at this point hotel-casino, including the whole NASCAR Las Vegas weekend package with free nights accommodation tickets to the NASCAR truck series race but ask our xfinity series rates and the NASCAR monster energy Cup series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Daily roundtrip. Deluxe motorcoach transportation to it from the track. Reunites accommodations in three days of racing starting at just six ninety nine but the NASCAR monster energy Cup series Las Vegas tonight package for just four hundred nineteen dollars say where the racers day let south point hotel casino. Visit southpointcasino dot com slash PRN for detail. Dell's Austin Dillon returned here to Florida this year as the defending winner of the Daytona five hundred he told me sitting relaxed in the back of his car holler. He was hungrier than ever to do it again because it's a feeling like, no other. It feels amazing. The goals are still the same because victory lane here. There's nothing like the feeling a win at Daytona. So the goal to the same the anxiousness you want to go out there and run good. And keep me pumped Dylan starts fifth in the second qualifying race Thursday while in the first one William Byron will lead Twenty-one cars to the green flag. He and crew. Chief Chad canals openly admit victory lane is not the goal. What is keeping their poll? Winning exalt Chevrolet in one piece. The bigger goals were here for the five hundred for Thursday night. I'd put it in the garage if I could. We've got a great race car racing at night for the one fifty. It's completely different race when she get to Sunday. So it's not worth it. We gotta find it. Well, we Gotcha. We don't race their team owner. Rick Hendrick, however, wants more it's kind of a two inch sword when you on the front row. You don't wanna take a chance on tearing up a really good car, but got to figure out what you have to. So we're going to raise. Well, they weren't exactly a Mickey Mouse out fifth, but Ricky Stenhouse junior Ryan Blaney Daniel Henrik and Bubba Wallace took a break by going to DisneyWorld. Meanwhile, Sunday, Houston Texans defensive end JJ. Want will become the first NFL player to give the command to start engines for the Daytona five hundred and autozone gets you. What you need. So get in the zone. Autozone. Springtime is almost here. It's the perfect time to tackle the next job on your list and on his own has the free services to help. You do it like our free loaner to a program. You can choose from over one hundred specialty tools borrow the one you need to get the job done. Right. Got more to do. We've got more for you to it. And right now, get five quarts of Pennzoil. Platinum full synthetic or full synthetic motor oil and then SDP extended life oil filter for seventeen ninety nine after fifteen dollars gift card by mail, but us help you at more than fifty six hundred locations nationwide. Deposit required. Restrictions and details. When he won the clash here in Daytona. It was the first time Jimmy Johnson had been to victory lane since Dover in two thousand seventeen and apparently was helped with a plea to a higher power by his five year old daughter Lydia who wasn't at the track. She literally closes in prayer every single night with dealer Canetti winter. So she is highly competitive, and it's so cute to hear it. And then after hearing it for a lot of months last year and into this year pressure on and so it's granted it's not a points win. But she's going to be happy girl wanna us here. Mark Garo NPR's garage pass brought to you in part by autozone.

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Fast Talk presented by Toyota

Fast Talk

59:51 min | 1 year ago

Fast Talk presented by Toyota

"Martin chew ex junior throws the first punch in the NASCAR playoffs by winning at Las Vegas Motor speedway. Now's able to hustle it at the inner. Get the lead and drive away. Hi this is Brad Galli along with two-time championship winning crew chief Jeff Hammond and welcome to fast talk. It's fast talk on the performance racing network work presented by Toyota by the latest Toyota racing information visit Toyota racing dot com wakes filters with over sixteen thousand filters filters find the correct wicks filter or any vehicle go to Wicks filters dot com advance auto parts think ahead think advance us and by auto trader ready to set record time at the dealership accelerate car buying online with auto trader now. Here's your host for Fast Talk Doug Rice in for Doug Rice here this week. I was getting ready to say Dougie looking a little different here. Wait a second by the way I'm doubling up appear. Okay I am in for Doug Rice and Alexis Erickson all at one time we can handle it yeah but welcome to fast talk. Brad Galli along with Hollywood Jeff Hammond. Let me just say West Coast travel has not been good to the PR in crew this year. No it's not it really hasn't because the last time at Las Vegas Motor speedway way back in March Doug and Alexis and a whole bunch of other people they got to stay a whole extra day in Las Vegas. which really isn't that bad? I mean you. You know. You can always find something to complain about yet but the thing is if you're planning on it. It's not too bad right right when you're not planning on and all of a sudden you don't have a room. I mean you gotta start trying to scramble around okay. What do we do today. Yeah we've got. We've got basically eighteen hours twenty four hours whatever it is right that we've got to kill Yeah Vegas is a great great place to kill time but still you need to know you're going to kill time true but luckily with the gone family and the folks at the South Point are wonderful and they were wonderfully accommodating eating but when we went to Sonoma's yours truly is the one who drew the short Straw. Yeah remember that which I was going to have a nice early flight you know be back on Monday night the next thing thing you know. I'm flying all night Monday night going from San Francisco to Los Angeles to Raleigh Durham back to Charlotte. I remember that I'm just saying so this morning. We wake up Doug Doug Alexis and I are all on the same flight seven thirty five. AM WE'RE GOING BACK TO CHARLOTTE AT three thirty text message from American Airlines. Your flights delayed till ten. Am and I'm thinking and I like. I like three hours sleep. I'll go back to bed but we we'll be back in time like next. One your flights now delayed till one PM and it was oh but I was able to get up. Get a quick shower and on six. AM flight just so I could be here with you Jeff Hammond thank you. I feel so special. You're very well you should you should but anyway that being said look at these are all first world problems. We got some great racing to talk about because we had a big triple header race weekend at Las Vegas mostly Roy and yesterday last night Martin true ex junior for the third time in the last Four Seasons has won the playoff opener and second time at Vegas Fifth Time in Victory Lane this year a big win for that Joe Gibbs racing number nineteen it definitely puts him at the top of the heap deep and also advances him to the next round automatically so guess what Martin yesterday he used to go to the next to rent to racist and have fun well. WH- here's but here's what's great about this most importantly number one richman he can sweep most importantly because that's next and that's what we've got Saturday night. He won Richmond back in the spring. Correct also a better chance at redemption. When we get to the Robo coming up here in two weeks into the win you throw caution. Kinda like what Jimmy Johnson did when he will hopton ran into Martin true ex junior and took away that victory from both of you know you know what I suggest. What do you suggest don't mention that. During during the week of the Rove will demartin tricks junior you you might leave. You might get dirty. Look Oh my God yeah you might but you know what everyone's GonNa. Ask True I now don't be like everybody else be different. You know what we did a really cool thing that will be putting together here within the next week. Excuse me because we're GONNA need it for the roble back in January and it literally this timed out this way I swear to you when we were doing our our media tour in downtown. Charlotte MHM Ryan Blaney Swings by and I'm like you know what his one win. Last year was the role will what was it like for Ryan Blaney because we all talk about the Jimmy Johnson Martin True X. Wreck but we're the last couple of laps like for Ryan Blaney so I asked him and he describes everything in great detail about you know here's where I was going into this turn. Here's where I was taking the white flag and you you know. I just thought to myself that last chicane. I'm going to be ready for something if I need to go great stuff so then Jimmy sits down with us. I mean this might have been back back to back and I asked him about. It and I'm just so engrossed in talking to Jimmy. I don't even realize like true. Exit walked up at the time you you know so. I'm like you still mad. He's like heck yeah. I'm still mad but then we got XS version of it so we're GONNA we're GonNa tell a nice little story of the inaugural race coming coming up here next week on the performance racing network I it's it's a really neat bill to hear from all three of the players involved in and like you said everybody buddy from their own perspective and nobody really point fingers right well. Martin's Mad I think still no one everyone you know. Jimmy owned it you know and he he talked about his deal and Blaney. Will he's got the trophy so you know he's fine. He's thumbs up when I'm and this is literally them also more describing what happened you know for Martin. Chew when he goes into the last turn you know what are you thinking could happen happen then what happened. How did you know just just just kind of break it down for so it's it's really cool just something. I want to preview because I'm sure Bernhardt are fine. Production Team are well. L. Are Fine Production. Team is can't Bernhardt. Yeah is GONNA make it probably one in the same yeah so it's going to be a lot of fun but anyway last night. Las Vegas Motor speedway truly an incredible show a very interesting playoff opener we saw Stewart Haas racing but all four of their cars on the first two rows we saw dominant Joey Logano for a good portion race we saw dominant Kevin Harvick at the end of the race but when it was all said and done Marvin true ex junior had the fast car when it needed to be fast and really when I say when it needed needed to be fast and and I'm GONNA quote true X. Honestly because I was there covering his pit stops. He basically started a run loose or tight rather car loosened up a little bit or or maybe it was backwards. It's been a long night and said look you know we burned off some fuel cars doing this and all of a sudden he started making up a tenth on. Kevin Harvick got around and passed him won the race. It was really cool to watch it play out well. I think the thing is interesting. Is that the challenges that that race track in the temperature temperature did the other night. was very reminiscent of what we see here sometimes coke six hundred ooh. I mean it was it was big swings yeah and guys going from one extreme to the other Kevin Harvick for example. It was pretty decent in the first round but the car that blew my mind was Joel Ghana. Oh my gosh he come blowing up through either like everybody was running on seven cylinders and he did it like literally from the drop of the green flag the green flag he just went around the outside and kept on going exactly the traffic. He didn't matter he was. Oren truck race when he called you. He passed you and then what happened to him. I mean it was a series of things that kind of like happened right that it ruined his day but therefore while it looked like it was gonna be the Joey Logano Sweep you know adhered Vegas and an an Kevin Kinda got his stuff together. You know that he runs some problems. After the first stage and second stage guiding back and traffic and car wouldn't quite right but Robbie Rodney Children's got went to work on it got it better and then all of a sudden it look what he's going to go to in a row yeah and he got away from you so it's it had a lot of had a lot of drama had a lot of drama it did it did one thing. I love to you. Go look at the results of the race yesterday to him and we're going to talk extensively sensitively about it and really break it down but you have the Toyota of Martin true x-junior from Joe Gibbs racing win the race Kevin Harvick. Who quite honestly you know. There are bad days when you finished second in their good days. When you finish second it all is perspective you know? Harvard was like look if you'd asked me Friday or told me Friday we would finish second out. It tells you you were crazy. He was very very happy about that. But that's a Ford from Stewart Haas the Ford Penske Ford a Brad Kozlowski third the Hendrick motorsports Chevrolet of Chase Elliott was fourth. I mean you had four different. Racing organizations represented in the top four finishers of that race last night and that do joy. No you got a lot of balance there you you got a Toyota to Chevrolet and at the same time chase Elliott had bright moments dislike joy Lugano did it looked like he was going to be the car to to beat in Burns during the second stage and Brad Keselowski you talking about somebody who fought all day long to have a third place finish I mean those guys worked real hard to get a handle net racecar yeah they they really did. They really did well. Let's get a quick break out of the way Jeff Hammond. We've got a lot to break down. We are going to have a green flag black flag coming up here in just a little bit when we come back our good times bad times from the weekend at Las Vegas Motor. speedway wicks has the perfect filter for how are selling. Ned Varga drive it drives freak of nature towing my trail from chest at the Harvey. Mill Creek says no problem whether you have a normal everyday drive or an extreme drive or anything in between we have the filter that will protect your vehicle now when it comes to for your love of circus peanuts. You'll have to deal with that yourself. Wicks filters will get you. They're gonNA wicks filters dot com to find the distributor near you. grind friction wear destructive words when it comes to an engine adding Xamax Micro back into your oil and fuel allows it to soak soak in the metal to disperse harmful carbon deposits. You wouldn't wax the car with dirt on it. Don't run your engine without z. 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I have tons of country music this weekend. On racing country classics encountered John Welcome back to pass Talk Brad Galli Log along with Jeff Hammond regularly here in Doug Rice and Alexis Ericsson is They had a little trap carry. You might getting tired yet. No not at all because I'll be tired of the morning you get on the West Coast time and you know ten o'clock on the West Coast is one. Am East Coast so I'll be okay there the morning that's going to be a little bit of it. It's only one thirty where you were yeah exactly so let's keep remembering that running okay especially when you get around ten o'clock tonight just remember it's only seven o'clock. Yeah that'd be fun. You know that you'll be good yeah. I'm I'm okay well. You got to play mind games with your mind. I got plenty of coffee. We'll tell you right now if they want to. Mess you up around here all they got his hide your coffee yeah that's you. You know I didn't even start drinking coffee until like a year ago now making up for lost time getting ready to say. I could have been drinking since you were knee high to a grasshopper. I good times bad bad times from Las Vegas. Let's start with the good time. Hollywood Jeff Hammond good time has to be Martin Tricks Junior. I mean because he had not really been that formidable of Joe Gibbs car and you know recently very true when when you're looking to kind of jump start Archer your run for a championship what better way to do it. You've already you know talked about the numbers about how many times three times he is now three out of four grrrrrreat four years. He's won the opening round as far as a playoffs or concern. That is the kind of stuff that history books are written about our in bright when you do things like that so it tells me right now the Cole pearn low and Martin tricks junior and Joe Gibbs racing's be especially the nineteen. They came to play they did they showed they showed up and they did a good job because when you look at overall he led three different times. This is for just thirty two laps. It wasn't like he was a dominant force right. So during the course of our racers odd show right we closed it out by saying basically who has got the mindset and the knowledge as far as crew cheese to get the right adjustments made when it matters the most and it looks like coal pearn wins out. I wish I could watch racers odds before I left the south point but we'll talk about that here. In just a minute I good time for me is a bad time for other drivers and and as a Nascar Fan and and you've heard me say this before Hammond W- I'd like to say this to have the thrill of victory you also have to have the agony of defeat uh-huh and if all we saw were sixteen playoff drivers fighting for the top sixteen spots it would still be a good show but for me as a fan Dan. I want to see that attrition. I WanNa see the drama I WanNa see the unexpected and the fact that we realistically had four playoff drivers have very real issues in this race Kurt Busch through the shortest Straw last place finish have the tire you know get cut banged fenders on a restart into the wall Eric Jones what actually Oy I know and that's a bad time to but still the drama part of it for me as a fan as a good time Chris Gayle after the race they had a throttle linkage that was getting stuck doc and it actually prevented the car from getting out of second gear wasn't a transmission issues what he said it was startled either way. Air Jones Thirteen laps down finished thirty six clint Boyer Royer pole-winner for the race was doing very very well kind of drought well. He dropped back more than Kinda but he was SORTA Kinda working his way toward the front had a issue with the tire wheel. Something like that had come in unscheduled. Stop Clint Boyer Twenty Fifth Place Finish and then Kyle Busch. I mean from the beginning of the race hit. The Wall spent most of a two laps down just when he gets it's back on the lead lap. Kyle Busch very frustrated in the race car and his frustrated enough with Garrett Smith Lee that he I don't know how he didn't wreck Garrett Smith Lee because he just slammed I am the back of Smith lease car and Kyle was in the top ten and dropped to nineteenth but the fact that playoff drivers had issues. That's part of what these play offs. Are you know days like this to me. Define just how hard is on your pathway to win the championship so for me as a fan. The twists list interns along the way like that are good times that that sounds really good really good. WE'RE GONNA go for too bad time still bad town yeah well I. I think you've already touched on one clint boyer. I mean that rat comes in here. He's got an emotional high going. He makes makes his way into the playoffs. Solid finish yeah an indie qualified. Well the rhinos out there gets his first pole and four hundred some starts or something. I can't twelve years to the day that he won his most. Most recent poll drove years been awhile yeah okay and it looked like based off what he was saying. After Indy he looked looked over at his teammate and said that's the same car the same speed. We should have and we can do that. He to me sounded very confident and I really felt like it was going to be good turnaround for him. I thought they had something figured out in their program because he's been trending up yeah he's been trending up right basically three or four races in a row he's been. I'm pretty much in the top ten and has been having solid runs so you figure he's GonNa have a good day and it didn't turn out that way and I think one thing that I took away from this and Ah clan if you're listening or somebody's listening for him. Please don't take us on a personal basis but dude. You got to get control of your emotions you you can't have. I know it's it's a bad day but it's the first day of the rest of your season. you. GotTa figure out how to overcome it and work through it and I know you guys are probably making some gains but I think that some of it could have been a little bit better handled. You nephew has been little calmer been real positive since last week coming into this week league but you've got to regain your composure and realize you got two more races to turn this thing around and I still got some good racetracks coming up so you need to realize you gotta get back to work. Roll your sleeves up and get the job done if you don't want to wind up getting bumped out in the first round yeah very true and at least a Clint Boyer's credit he has won at Richmond where where we are Saturday night and he has one on a road course which we have coming up after Richmond albeit modest. He's got two decent racetracks. Turn it around Yeah He. He absolutely does on one thing real real quick. Yes Sir now. Go ahead and say you're saying okay. this is almost along the same lines actually actually. I'M GONNA say this one for later so another bad denny Hamlin that car I and listening to he and Chris Gay part I mean at one point they had the car that I thought the one more step and that step is going to be straight to the front right. Did A two tire change. Didn't exactly you know what for track position didn't exactly work out but it didn't work out in the worst worst way they even got four fresh tires on and literally. I mean they might still be scratching their head today. Jeff Hammond about what went wrong with that race car he went from top hop five on restart drop down to eighteenth and they just couldn't figure it out and say that's a bad time because like I said I thought they were just maybe a half adjustment and away from racing their way all the way to the front well they they've been so they've shown the ability to overcome yeah anything right and anytime they get off a little bit they always rallied back and recovered real quick so I'd say you're probably correct come tomorrow morning. Joe Gibbs racing when they do their debrief yeah. I'm sure they're going to have to have they're you don't have to be. They'll be looking for answers right right. They'll be looking not just for calls. what can we do next time not have happened and it easily could be in sometimes when guys put tires on the car it tells the driver something and tells the crew chief something and they and they don't get it right yeah yeah and then. I'll send you through four tires on it and they either make an adjustment. They felt needed to be done for the two or they don't make enough of adjustment for the four for get more. I'm coming from Oh yeah. Go either way and you've been on pit road enough to know. Sometimes you once you lose to handle these races. Go by so fast. You just you don't you don't get time to basically analyze it an figured out you know. It's gotTa be right the first time yeah it won't surprise me if either a they actually find something something that that is the direct reason why or be they say we found it. We know what the problem is very obscure about it so you know I I believe the ladder out there. I think if they know that it was you know apart. We'll never know was a part yeah but no matter what it is whether they know or not. Denny Hamlin is going to be rich mingled. We know what the problem is. We're good. He's got sent that message to the garage. Oh yeah he's got. He's got to say that and that's putting your best foot forward art. Good time now the good times you have ham. He won't Go Away Ryan Newman. Oh I like that. He is ah again. He's the most tenacious guy that I know right at the moment in this playoff yet because he will tell you I do not have the speed. I need to get done what I want to get done but he figures out a way how to wrestle that race car he and Scott Grace figure out how to make adjustments they they make the right calls in any in he drives his heart as he can and drive and you'll get a top ten finish and he puts himself squarely ahead of where needs to be absolutely in the Knesset. I saw I saw you can ask for. He was in the top five at one point finished tenth not a bad deal. They're still just on the outside looking in minus six points but remember they came Amen. He's been there all your low yeah but anything less than a top ten finish. He'd be a lot worse than what he is right. I mean that's what's so sad about it. He actually had a good day. He just didn't get a chance to you know Greek the rewards because he had nine other playoff contenders in front of him and the guys that are behind him. I've got a lot more points than he does. Yeah that's very true all right another good time for me and for anyone holding a steering wheel last night. They might tell me that. I'm completely crazy for saying this. The fact that cars could pass cars all right because we hear people all this five fifty package. You can't pass and all of that. Martin true ex junior had a really bad pitstop. pity started stage to eighteenth in that eighty lap stage. He drove his way. No pit strategy drove his way to the front and and won the stage. You talked about Joel. Gano opening things up here. you know Daniel Suarez at the beginning of the race quickly pass Clint Boyer and lead twenty nine laps then here comes Joey Logano straight where to Giuliano qualified eighteenth seven twentieth or something like that. Yeah wasn't very good. I can't remember right it was mid pack and he actually qualified twenty any second drove his way up and one that first stage you could pass cars because we saw people doing it now when you when you look at what the overall result was you. I remember a lot of different cars. I've saw a chase. Elliott Pass cars. I watched Alex. Bowman Pass Cars Watch William Byron Kyle Larson. We already mentioned Joel Ghana Larson Good Yeah they. There were a lot of people at different points in that race that made made statements about passing cars so yes it can be done yeah to that point when we come back those are good times bad times by the way for. Las Vegas and I'm sure we'll talk about some more as we get going. when we come back we got a whole lot more to talk about as it relates to this. Las Vegas race and as it relates to actually a point where a race winner was not able to pass cars all explain more when we come back. Medicare rules are confusing. 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Thanks yeah I I mean I like team. penske paint schemes in general but that one was pretty neat all right so one of my goods was that you could pass cars yesterday but I WanNa talk about an instance instance where Martin drew x-junior literally could not pass the car in that third stage. Kevin Harvick tastes elite on a restart and literally starts pulling away from the field I'm talking like half a straightaway from second place. Martin ex junior gets on the radio to Colpaert. This might have been ten laps into the run. He said call. I'm not lifting at all and I'm not going anywhere. Harvick was obviously in the cleanest Air True X. seemed like there was enough gap between he and Harvey that he was in fairly clean air then there was a gap from true to think at the time Ryan Blaney and then this was as I was mentioning earlier. He said you know hey the fuels burning off the handlings changing on the race car now. He's starting to make up a tenth of a second on Kevin Harvick but it was like I can't do anything I'm not even lifting around the racetrack and he's driving away from us. That's a bad feeling yeah really bad. Falem and you really wonder here again. We talk about the debrief I'm sure they're going to discuss that point in the race. What happened to change things. What do you what what does anybody think did the team did and what did you do. Morton if anything to overcome that because if you get your foot flat floor select run Intel Dagger Daytona right you know you can only steer it and either keep the car you know where you're not got too much. y'All try increase straightaway speed something like that so it makes you wonder if you went back and took that point in time and could look it it up and see if he actually changed his line and sometimes Brad believe it or not it could be as simple as half a car with wow I mean just a later entry into the corner where you're not turning off into the banking and load the car up a little bit it could have been any of those things and only Morton and Co Porn. We'll figure that out. Maybe one of the engineers but they'll know what the answer is. You can keep talking about they'll go through their debrief and they'll come away with what the I'm sure they'll gonNA fail alike. We've got some improvements we can make an IRA score if we run across that situation again as we move forward yeah. I just thought it was interesting but again it was interesting to let's see how whatever it was the change the handling change the racing line change racing line may change because handling change. You know whatever it was. They found a way to get faster and I get that passing cars is different for the drivers and what they're used to reduce horsepower package right but the fact is you can do it and we've seen it week in week out out drivers coming from the back winning races mowing their way through the field. You know record numbers of lead changes in quality passes on the racetrack and all of that and again for me. The fan in me is really enjoying that this year well. I think really the question you were there. What did the fans think about what they were watching or. We could you tell they. We're excited. I mean I know when we first saw this package. Yeah you know brought out and basically you know debuted here at Charlotte for the All Star viant right the fans that were we're here. We're allowed because they love what they got to see right. Then they saw these guys kind of struggle a little bit figuring something out and then once they figured it out here they come and they started putting on a show. Oh Yeah so you know where I'm coming from. Do you have to restart. Were awesome. You know no one was four wide going going into one. I actually thought that the bed height made at the south point to take the over on the number of cautions which would have been six point five was going to be an easy bet and didn't turn out that way but thanks yeah but but but again a lot of incredible control but yeah you're right the the four wide racing you know there was attrition due to that close racing because fenders getting knocked in and and a lot of other things. I mean Heck William Byron who came back and finished seventh in the last stage of the race with like eighty laps to go he he went spinning because he cut a tire on a restart right drove his way through the field seven finish to do that. You GotTa do what what have a fast car. No no you gotta pass GotTa Pass People. Yeah exactly your point right. It could be done it could be de. Hendrick motorsports all four of their cars in the top eleven at Las Vegas Gas Motor speedway that that was pretty. Dang incredibly for on right and don't think would have made me feel a little bit better and Jimmy would have made a top ten yeah yeah he and one more spot to go but then you're Ryan Newman good times bad times would have been good because he wouldn't have been tenth now not as good not asking but still pretty good pretty good. We've got your green flag. Black flags coming up. We've got a whole lot more right here on fast talk. Some people here air bans but for us. 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I'm glad this inside mcmartin trust to slam the door side-by-side alternative open file butcher Joe Smoking hard going into I want all kyle. Busch goes super the entrance a turnover one. You're lost control trouble. We've got a car in the wall uh-huh scape as his third one four five six cars gets direct system run it to the rear bumper to the inside. The crowd is Jerry. Jimmy Johnson Popper spent get here when the Monster Energy Nascar Cup series races in Atlanta Las Vegas Bristol Texas Charlotte's in Chucky New Hampshire and said Oman. You hear it here on Vr in China. Welcome back to fast talk Brad Gillian for Doug Rice and Alexis Eric Zim alongside Hollywood Jeff Hammond and it's time now for our Toyota performance. It's report the Toyota performance report is presented by Toyota for the latest Toyota racing information visit Toyota racing dot com. It was a good day in a very a bad day for Toyota. They pretty much had it on both sides of it at Las Vegas Motor speedway the great thing Martin Junior celebrating in victory lane a huge win for him to kick off the Monster Energy Nascar Cup series playoffs but then things sort of went downhill from there we talked about Denny Hamlin who quite honestly had probably a top five five top. Three car at times ended up finishing fifteenth in the race. We had kyle busch very early on got into the wall raced his way into the top ten before letting out some frustrations Shinzo Garrett Smith Lee he finished nineteenth Matt Di Benedetto honestly we didn't really talk a whole lot about Matt Benedetto during the race at twenty first place finish for him although he did lead nine laps at one point and that was basically staying out on long green flag run and then Eric Jones the problem with the throttle linkage getting stuck and not allowing that cargo out of second gear thirteen laps down for Eric Jones in you know I'm not saying Jones whose race winning car I think he was easily top ten contending race car and that's really tough now when you find yourself so far on the outside of the Monster Energy Nascar Cup series of play offs in advancing him into the next round and in fact let's kind of follow up our twitter performance report Jeff Hammond with where we are in the Monster Energy Nascar Cup series point standings heading into race two of round one of the playoffs this Saturday night Richmond Raceway Ryan Newman goes in thirteenth a six point deficit behind Eric Merola. Who's in twelve Kurt hurt Bush a fourteen point deficit in Fourteenth Clint Boyer Down Twenty One points and Eric Jones Down Twenty six points Can you have a Mulligan again. You know everyone's like Oh. You know they're going to have to win. They're going to have to do something I look at it and think to myself. You know what I wish. Ill will upon any one of the twelve drivers. Who didn't I have a bad night. Any one of them could have a bad night at Richmond. Any one of them or more could have a bad day at the wroval coming up here in two weeks. Wchs can you afford to have a Mulligan. Do you think or do you look at Boyer and Eric Jones Twenty. One and twenty six points out respectively and feel like they have to win now. They don't have to win yet. I mean this. It's it's like the this you're one race away from having to win and what I mean by that if they turn that day around and take and capitalize on somebody else having an off day we've already seen twenty points or available in stage right so if you go out there and you're able to win a couple of stages you could take a twenty six point point deficit into the final stage at Richmond and only be down six points basically the rest of the field. That's the way I look at it. That's a great point in a so you got you gotta strive due to take advantage of what Nascar is giving you and that's an opportunity to dig yourself out of the whole yeah so you take it one race at a time one stays as at a time and and work through like that guilt go up there this weekend if I'm Clint Boyer if I'm Eric Jones guys score percent on a pulse so we have an opportunity scores from stays point somebody's GonNa say well what happened a boy you're and he was on the poll out there Vegas. Anything can happen but you've got at least have the attitude I can do this. This is a racetrack. I I can accomplish his own. If you go up there with with an attitude you're beat then yet your bait and there's nothing you can do. There's no there's no way you're going to win unless you have the attitude that you can. Dan Win so anybody that tells you. Is it a must win situation every racism must-win situation. look at it like that whether whether you're out or whether you're in if I must this witness race to make sure that I don't have to worry about anybody. Get me in trouble before the royal. Nobody wants to have to go to the ROSVAL and have to make sure you finish inside the top five yeah. That's that's GonNa be tough so you are you ready for me to highlight your point about electing stage points. Ford Las Vegas Motor speedway Ninth Place Finisher Joey Logano won stage one and was the runner up in stage number two forty seven total points with a ninth place finish right behind him Ryan Newman no stage points twenty seven total points in the race. Literally one spot difference at the finish yet. Joey Logano left Las Vegas Twenty more points then Ryan Newman. I mean I'm glad I'm glad you put it that way because that's one of the big problems that Ryan Newman in his organization has had all all year long. They're not helping themselves. They're putting it all online shoulders right there at the end to close it out. They've got to do something to get that car with some more speed early race race and take the stuff. That's for free off the board. Get them something indy. That's the difference of them making it into the play offs and not making the playoffs. I mean they were very vulnerable if they hadn't got states points in the first round with what Suarez got in the second stage. It would have just about knock them out yeah. That's a great point that you got. I mean that's it now. That's what this whole stage. Racing is. I mean these playoffs are about. You've got to take advantage of that to keep advancing Ryan rank and finished tenth in the next three races and he may not advance with top ten finishes if he doesn't put some stage points with yeah I would agree. I would wholeheartedly agree with you all right. Let's get a quick break out of the way we're GONNA come back with our green flag black flags right after this here on fast talk. It is happening to you every night one snores any other can't sleep. His seems like there's no end to but now there's there's a quick and easy to use solution a natural solution snore. Stop Try it risk-free today nor stop was created and tested by a team of physicians and it has been helping couples sleep for over twenty years. It is the number one selling anti snoring medicine in the US snore. 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It's the playoff opener for the NAS car xfinity series it will be race number two of round number one for the Monster Energy Eighty Nas car cup series in their playoffs as well and Jeff Hammond. It is time now for that wonderfully magical moment that Doug Rice love so much. It's time Britain another edition of the Green Flag Black Flag Well Jeff Heaven. You just actually alluded to this a couple of minutes ago but I would like to here you expand fast on Saturday. Now means nothing when it comes to being fast on Sunday. No it doesn't these guys have figured figured out how to trim it out and to me that is a green flag because they know how to get him to race oil. This is Kim making go fast all right so when we start looking at this and we're trying to handicap race for example if if we were doing I- racers odd show for example when you look at cars on a mile and a half track and you see all four or from one team qualify in the top four. What do you think is going to happen when the race happens. Do you think the parachutes coming out for at least some of them because they're trimmed out the way this thing has gone also far. I'd say yes bring flag on that because what's happening. You have to look at the overall record with wins o'malley and a half's indoor. How many top five finishes they've had mile and a half to feel comfortable that that's a good bit today. I made made a mistake this past weekend with clint boy fill like they were going to turn it around and it didn't go the way that I anticipated it while Kevin Harvick in Rodney Children's in the four car out of the same stable able made it look like a normal Sunday for them. That's true. They are almost an anomaly on that team. Didn't that makes sense an exception to the rule. I Jeff Hammond Green flag black flag. We just talked about the current bottom four after just one of three races in round number one Ryan Newman Kurt Busch Clint Boyer and Eric Jones Green flag black flag back the current bottom for will not change in this round black flag will change. I don't think that we heard the last of cow Bush Clinton Back Kirk. Bush and I don't think we've heard the last believe it or not very Jones. This young man has shown he can be in a hole and rip off. You know two top five finishes his score bunch of states points. I think he's one of the guys that can dig yourself out of this. If nobody else can he incurred all right all right and I would agree with you. Actually I green flag black flag. Kyle Busch's own worst enemy right now in these playoffs once again is turning out to be Kyle Busch Green flags and and I'm not just picking on Kyle Busch by saying that it is that for any drivers I made that mentioned earlier about Clint Boyer I think you Kinda lost his head a little bit a hurt that team overall hurt himself a lot of these things were rise and fall by the way their drivers handle the pressure and situations they face as they go through these playoffs. If you're Adam Stevens you know that you fought back from some big problems in this Las Vegas Race Kabushiki crew chief. You know you fought back into the top ten. You also know that you had a driver who was very frustrated frustrated all night and decided to finally just let that that that relief valve off when he just drilled the back of Garrett Smith Lee who I'm sure he was tired of racing around some laugh laugh traffic but if you're if you're bushes crew chief you feel like you gotta sit him down and say look man. We got a long way to go. You cannot let this stuff get into your head today. Hey you can't. I mean here again. You've gotta understand I mean that's a green flag because the driver and crew chief always gotta be on the same page of we've worked too hard. We've come too far the Stroh this thing away by losing your coat. I can't afford to lose my co and tell you to do something to somebody and no more than you can lose your cool and decide you're going to act on your own and forget that we've got a whole bunch of people and a lot of sponsors that are involved in this eighteen car it. Sometimes it's easier easier said than done I know we are all human. We're all emotional. Sometimes somebody needs to kick me into buttoned. Tell me hey you need to calm down a little bit. This is one of those times I think in need to have a little heart to heart all right. Here's another one for you. Jeff Hammond Green flag black-flagged now we did have the top ten made up entirely of playoff drivers at Las Vegas Motor speedway but Green Flag black-flag non-playoff drivers will factor in two trips to victory lane during the next nine at some point black flag. I don't think you see anybody spoil it right at the moment to quality of what we're seeing. I think we'll continue the stay at the top and it will be too hard for them to overcome okay so no Jimmy Johnson in victory. Lane is what you're saying as much as I'd like to say yes. I say no all right going to be interesting to see how that goes on. I and you know what you never know what's going to happen. That's what makes us great i. If if I had that kind of crystal ball I'd be in Vegas or my favorite favors sportsbook right now. I can't do that because I'm part of Ross. Racers is but I'd be telling somebody to do it because if I knew the answer was I'd be loving to make me some money off of it either way. You know what my big black flag was yesterday. Tell me the number one not consulting with Jeff Hammond before I did stop by the sports book. I'm away after the racetrack. That was number. One one okay my number two black flag or the four bets. That actually made you ready for this. I'm listening already told you I took the over on the number of cautions Russians. Even though there were two cautions Las Vegas back in the spring with this five hundred fifty horsepower package. The over under was at six point five. I just took the over I I. I couldn't picture myself standing there on pit road. If we got up to like five cautions thinking about to lose this one so I lost that one I took Clint Boyer over William Byron in a head to head matchup. I believed in what they did on Saturday. that turned the yeah but the thing is. William Buying finally has has this first top ten finish and boyer well yeah boy. Oh boy you're in Boyer's been trending up and I took boyer again in the group match up. I can't remember whatever never three drivers. He was matched up in a grouping I took Clint Boyer and then my final black flag on the wagering that I did. I took a head to head matchup of Denny Hamlin over Martin true ex junior. I love that didn't work out too. That was a black flag yeah but you know what that's the way it goes and that's the part of what makes this fun so there is another wonderful edition and that's another mind boggling edition. Russian of green flag black flag presented by advance auto parts. Make your oil changed bundled including selected oil filters now at advance. Thank ahead think advance. Don't wait until your engines full of gunk sludge and doing a number on your gas mileage think ahead. Advance autoparts makes oil changes easier with the right oil the right filter at the right price every day. Get Five quarts of mobile one castrol edge valvoline or pennzoil as oil synthetic oil and a premium oil filter for thirty three ninety nine plus. 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Saturday night at the action track got minimum side right now. He swept breath. It wanted in the spring. Why wouldn't you sweep the foul. Martin tricks junior my allowed to make the same weeks because you think I think you. I think that's a good pick because else the way I look at it if you if you worried about it I'll take Kevin Harvey. You can have tricks. I'm not worried about it. Okay because I was going to do. I was GONNA either. Take Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch. Go to your true X. Pick in the last four races there. He is led six hundred sixty eight total laps think he likes that racetrack yeah yeah now. I'll put it this way. He loves it racetrack. His CARUCCI dislikes it. Okay good enough. Actually you know what I'm not. No I'M GONNA take Kevin Harvick. I was GONNA waffle and go kyle busch going Kevin Harvick. I've just got going on right He. He's been Mr Consistency. If you WANNA get a guy that's going to be around to try to win a race yeah. He's going to be the guy that's going is going to do it. I mean every week I mean bar none he and Denny Hamlin. I think think you've got the most consistency on their side. Currently at this time of year I mean I'm talking about five races ago and all the ups and downs anything anything you can throw in there. I think they're the guys you gotta look. They're going to be up there and consistently unit top five. you know. I says well look at what are you expecting Saturday night. Last time we were there eight lead changes true X. led the most at one eighty six but kyle busch led one hundred one second place Finisher Lugano Lead Fifty two Harvick to have for him lead thirty 'cause Laskey lead thirty one eight lead changes last time we were there. What do you think over four hundred laps. I don't know because the race of honestly the race it Richmond. first of the year was not that compelling to me it really wasn't. I mean it was we were in a short track funk earlier this year with the Higher Force Yeah. They just really didn't seem like that. We were where we needed to be and I was just really interesting to see if somebody would make some kind of adjustment to promote better passing whatever but it it didn't it didn't turn out but I don't know this is the second time around guys have learned a lot about their race car since the spring so I think we'll see a better race. I just don't know how much better race okay I would. I would agree with that because if you think about it richmond and over and Martinsville to that point the Bristol Racist Sus seemed to have been good with a higher downforce but we went to New Hampshire where Kevin Harvick won. We walked away from New Hampshire going wow that was a really good. New Hampshire race with the seven fifty horsepower power package so I'm thinking it's time going on with this downforce. It's it's teams figuring it out and the other thing is too when you go back to Hampshire. They had a little bit of added spice to it also so with the stickle that's true you know. I was Kinda hoping maybe they'll put them on the track at Richmond to to see some of the areas that we get a little bit weekend right you kind of spice by Sim up a little bit. We just didn't see cyber side racing. It was almost too much. Follow the leader yeah. What do you have to be careful of Richmond. How how do you keep yourself out of trouble there. Let's in any anyway shape or form you just gotta get your car. Turn and drive off the corner. I mean that's that's the big thing if you can't do that. It's GonNa be a long night and guys what you get up to. The lead qualifying will be embarrassed very important. I think that's the other thing is you can get up front. You have better opportunity not get caught up as much dirty here and you bill. Hold your position a lot better. If if you're racing around a guy who you know we talked about Clint Boyer and Kyle Busch. Could you push their buttons a little bit in this one. I think that'd be careful doing that. Because you know what's going to happen. You want the one definitely will retaliate and Elwyn while he may just get out of his car coming starts dumping on your head yeah which one because because we've seen kyle do that before yeah but the thing is right now. Clinton Clinton one is warmed up the most right now I got you. XFINITY series does kick off their playoffs coming coming up on Friday night at Richmond raceway. What are you looking at here on a fast talk Monday and I think we're going to be looking at the the big three going at it. Hot and heavy between Co custer and and Christopher Bell tolerated. I mean that's the way it is. I mean they they take turns kind of passing up checkered flag around last week. You know it was Tyler Riddick he he didn't really out run a lot of people but he outsmarted a lot of people and held his breath when he needed to one that went on fuel mileage but he's done it all away. I mean this guy here. He's a total package He does the best with what he's got. If you give them a car that can go out front. He will lead he gave them a car that he can take stretch fuel mile mileage with he can do that also so he's a he's a double threat but I think it'll be a great race between him and Christopher Bill Richmond for me has always been the best of both worlds you know we see some great hard no short track racing there but we also see a lot of the finesse that you might see a mile and a half track in the way enter the corners and do things like that. How do you approach like short-track the approach it like an intermediate for something totally different I was approached it more like short-track because you gotta worry about at your brakes getting down in the corner. You gotta get the car the rotate through the center and you gotTa have that drive off If you don't have the drive off you really as where you get hurt the most a lot of people overdrive the corners corners because it's it's easy to get into the corner and use the break but once you do that you have a tendency to push up and you can't get back into throttled car won't rotate and when that happens you're you're. You're dogmeat all right when they get onto you great to see you. You're saying you here for fast. Talk very much enjoyed. It had a fun vegas casual looking forward to seeing what happens happens at Richmond well. We're going to get a chance to talk about it again that we will for sure certainly wishing everyone a great week week here as the NASCAR playoffs are fully underway for all three top divisions. 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MRN Outloud - Las Vegas

Motorsports Monday

26:48 min | 7 months ago

MRN Outloud - Las Vegas

"Told the week to on M. R. N. out loud. I'm woody came as we head to Las Vegas Motor speedway this week coming up a little bit later on in the program. We'll have our money line. Crew chief preview Randall. Burnett will be along. He tops the pit box for cup. Rookie Tyler RETTIG. After that had a new house will join us. She and I will share a pit road duties this weekend for the Gander. Rv outdoors truck series as they baked. Brace number two coming up this weekend at Las Vegas but speaking of that city Las Vegas Native Noah Gregson joins us on the guest line. Now fresh off his first victory in the xfinity series. He doesn't it no better place than Daytona Noah. Congratulations man that They had to really set you on cloud nine. Yeah it's quite the opportunity you just race at Daytona. In general and then to win there is Really Special Feeling I. It's something that I'll I'll cherish forever. It was very very pike crossing that finish. Line up note. How how big of a moment is for everyone? Junior motorsports win for the company down there so to be able to get the number nine bass pro shops black rifle. Coffee Timber Numero Victory Lane very good mass pro shops and black rifle coffee new for you this year. How cool was it to take them to Victory Lane? I saw you said you had a bunch of coffee and got a little jittery before. And is that right yeah. They're they're cocky or the race. I Two cups of it. Got Me Pretty amped up. I had to start doing a little meditation techniques that I've been practicing before the races just to get me calmed down back on planet earth before we got in but those long race a mile so Kept me Kept me focused. Got Me Sharp there at the end and I don't know if I'd be standing victory if it weren't for those over a black rapper. Coffee speaking of three hundred. You've got three hundred more coming up at Las Vegas to Boyd Gaming. Three hundred this coming Saturday. It's a home game for you. A hometown race there and as everybody knows it's apples and oranges comparing superspeedway racing to a mile and a half. What are you looking for Las Vegas this weekend Just have a strong showing. Obviously we have a lot of momentum a lot of confidence behind us right now and we're going to take that to Vegas. Try and take that moment of guys have been working really hard on her intermediate track program and I fell in. Love was running at top of Vegas so hopefully we can move the race up top and we'll get another win. How temperatures sensitive is that track compared to some of the others. Is the weather really affect las much low here and they're definitely after? Take it into accountability. And it's one of those tracks where you can get up to the top side and and start running some good lap times very talk so if we can get up there. I love who tracks like Homestead Darlington? They get this right with their so. It's a hometown race for myself. In a lot of friends or family that will be coming out to support me and Definitely if I could win their one of the biggest my career speaking Las Vegas. A lot is happening there. You've got the NFL team coming pretty soon. And as you said a home game for you give folks some off the beaten path things. They might WANNA check out while they're there that aren't necessarily the traditional tourist type things because when you live there. It's a little bit of a different animal isn't it? Yeah definitely Definitely living there. Everybody used to ask me growing up. Hey what hotel did you grow? Up in I didn't grow up in a hotel. There's a lot more today than than just It's you know it's one of those things where it's just like any other normal city. I feel like things myself and later restaurants and gas stations and stuff like that which was Kinda strange moving out to Huntersville North Carolina and just south of Mooresville where the team is things close at nine o'clock but other than that. Everything's both of the same. Not a lot of differences just like any other town across America. So it's definitely wild down there on the screen. I have my favorite restaurants. I like to go to back home in Vegas. And it's great to get back there and sleep in my bed that I grew up sleeping in just being home and seeing all Fran Highschool friends friends from Middle School family. That makes it really special race in there and something a lot of fun for me. Speaking of restaurants refresh my memory. You were telling me about place last year and when I tried to go they were doing some renovation or something like that. What was the name of that place places called the Thai their back open? They were doing some renovations for a little. I don't know probably half the year. Which kinda sucks. Because every time I e there in Vegas I wasn't able to eat there but I'm a I love Thai food. I like going to all these different kinds of food restaurants and trying it out like right rice and had to you so try it all out and see where the best is and so far. It's been there so best fried rice. I say I've ever had and it's one of those places that on my on my list to go to every every single chance I get back to Megan. Yeah absolutely I gotTA check that out. You made it sound so good. Last time I was so disappointed when they were doing the remodeling. Hey I saw where you are you doing. A new podcast series this year. You and So you and all the beach somewhere. What's up with that? Yeah we're doing Kind of like a podcast flash video series for all have different guests on and It's it's presented by superior ethics so with the I don't know how many episodes we're going to have right now. I think we're we're at ten right now. What we're having different gas on and Well we'll be asking each other questions. That hopefully are some that the fans don't know the answers to and give them more of understanding about all these different drivers myself and you just kind of a little bit more of an indepth Get to know and just have fun They had some really good questions for both gusty nine that we asked each other and answered and it was a Lotta Fun. There's a lot of laughs being shared and in some stuff that I didn't know about Justin and I learned about myself with that being said we're going to be doing about ten of them. I said this year it's called the get to know 'em marketing. Yeah Yeah it's It's one of those deals so we have a lot of fun. She was the first one on the beach and Daytona and I'm not sure where the the next ones are going to be or who's going to be on them but we're GONNA come up with With some people also get gas and have some fun with it. Yeah we can definitely find the link to that at all. Your social media channels will be pumping that out but going to be a lot of fun to keep track of that and no once again. Thanks for your time. Congratulations for your first win in the vicinity series. You're locked into the playoffs now. And now you just gotTa pile up those playoff points and be ready for when the postseason rolls around. Hey let's hope. Let's try and get more of those little checkered flag stickers. They put behind the name on the left side roof. That'd be that'd be good to get those all filled up where they come down. Maybe another quarter panel. Yeah you're doing a really good job. That's money in the bank later on right. You gotta get it now while you can. That's right that's right. All right congratulations. Thanks for your time. And we'll see you out in Las Vegas and yeah I got you. Go Noah Gregson the winter at the start. The season off in the extremely series. He'll be back in action. This Saturday in the Boyd Gaming Three hundred at Las Vegas Motor speedway a time out when we come back Randall. Burnett will join us for our money. Line crew chief segment. Did you know that banks collected over fifteen billion in unnecessary? Thank these last year. Come on enough is enough. It's time we took back control of our finances. That's my money. Line is proud to bring you the financial crew cheese and to be a NASCAR sponsor. Look no one knows more about hard work and pursuing their dreams than NASCAR fans drivers and teams so we want to bring you the kind of banking that the big banks would never built with features like zero feet checking and zero investment accounts and because life is also meant for join with Money Lion Nascar fans even more. We're giving away fifteen hundred NASCAR tickets to our members this year. Plus you can get five percent cashback on NASCAR tickets at track purchases and all purchases at NASCAR DOT com learn more at money lion dot com or download our APP. This is America's most powerful financial membership. Money Line here we roar. Welcome back to 'em out loud one of the new features we're going to have this year as a crew chiefs perspective on the upcoming race. Each week it's presented by money lion. The world's most powerful financial membership moneyline. Here we roar this week's crew chief as Randall Burnett. He tops the pit box for Tyler. Rettig a rookie. In the Cup series this season Kyle Ricky caught up with Mr Brunette at Daytona puck random Caterpillar Chevrolet crew chief. Here with a new driver for the twenty twenty season. You're back here in the cup garage after spending some time with him so I guess not a new driver to you you on the extent of the series championship a year ago with him. But what's it been like here making that Transfer over to the NASCAR Cup series garage for twenty twenty here in the first couple of weeks. Yeah it's been fun you know. We've worked together office winner on obviously had a really successful year with tyler last year on the expense side He certainly ready to make the jump. I feel like He's amazing talent and I'm so you know. Our big goal here is is to get our caterpillar. Chevy driving well form where he owes more comfortable Had A good chance and learn some things last night in the one fifties and feel like we learned a lot as really his first chance of getting a run In a pack like that so Feel like he learned a lot of things in that. And I got to work with Eric which is Derek was last year so the three of US coming over together kind of made that transition a little easier and So we're just kind of learning these cars a little bit learn. You know how this whole process goes over here. It's been a few years since I've been on the Cup side and it's changed a little bit since I was back over here so We're just getting up speed with it and feel it will be a lot better on Sunday in the five hundred. That's GONNA be my next question. It's been what four years five years since you've been in the cup series with with Jt. G These cars have evolved. How closely do you kind of keep up with the evolution? Even though you're not you know full time in the series you certainly keep up with it? You Know I. Even it's been I guess three years since I've been on the side and you know we keep up with it with with our expenditures last year. We were in the same shop as guys had a lot of communication with him. And you know just kind of always paying attention to what they're doing and seeing if any of that applied to expend decide you know so that that kind of help on on a lot of the big things so You know it's just about how to manage practice. You know getting back familiar with everybody on this side and obviously superspeedway race and there's a lot of work together between the manufacturers and things like that and so you know just aren't all that and getting tyler said comfortable as the main thing where he was at the level comfort where that xfinity car last year. Do you feel like you have a fairly significant leg-up knowing that you two have worked together for the last year and found success. I certainly think that's huge for us. Transfer together to the to the upside is we don't have to learn each other over. We've already got that relationship built. We've we've had a lot of success together last season so yeah I think you know. I think that's a huge step forward for us as far as being able to get right up to speed heading the Las Vegas Motor speedway. You mentioned that new car for You Tyler. New to the series. So what's that weekend? Look like how do you? How do you hope to execute that weekend? Those practice sessions Leaving in the qualifying and the race. Yes so obviously. It's going to be way different than the superspeedway stuff this big group stuff and and learn how the cars maneuver around each other. And you know there's a lot of thought of that going into Vegas last year and I think what you saw it kind of evolved to separate the guys between the downforce in the low dragon so working out where he's going to where he's going to be most comfortable with that. There's certain point where you start taking out too much drag than you lose the down for us to go with it and it's kind of five nine there so we'll be working on learning those things with him. How far we can go. And and what his comfort level is without. Rc said late last year. They're going to be some pretty significant changes behind the scenes looking ahead to two thousand twenty really hoping step up the program. You confident in everything. That happened Ernie offseason. You guys are gonNA content here in this season even with a rookie driver. Well I think we have the opportunity to for sure. I think we have the talent behind the wheel which is going to give him what he needs to figure that out in a hurry. You know. We're still obviously learning new scars together. So you know. We had a pretty good jump last year. In extreme decide because we had a lot of notes go off of and things like that so obviously last year you know we struggled as a whole are on the cup side so We got the new twenty twenty Chevy Body as Chevy Camaro. That's supposed to be a big help for us and it looks like it's going to be helpful for US especially at places like Las Vegas and Fontana those tracks coming up so Obviously got the new short-track track package stork onto so got a lot of stuff in the hopper right now that we're working on but Yeah we made you know. We made quite a few changes throughout throughout the off season last year. And trying to get you know trying to get the right people in place in the right areas in the shop and on the roads so Feel really good about our team that we've got here on the cards great group of guys and feel really good about all of our support back the shop. They've been really really working hard on getting. The bodies changed over in. China aren't as much about them as we can short period of time. All that stuff you just listed off does any of that keep you up at night or are you good with just leaving the shop and just leaving it at work. No all keeps you up at night. Honestly you wake up in the middle of night and what about this or what about that and so you know my life loves. She's like would you go to bed. You always got stuff on your mind. So that's just part of it and the everybody's really competitive in the series and always trying to get a leg up to be the first guy to get somewhere in in. Hopefully you can find some advantages and certainly myself spent a lot of sleepless nights this winter trying to just trying to work on things for the season. Thanks for your time as always and best elected this weekend. I appreciate it. Thanks for yes. That's our crew chiefs segment presented by money lie in the world's most powerful financial membership money lion here we roar when we come back had a new house sits in as we preview some truck racing at Las Vegas next time those engines roar don't just get pumped up get five percent cashback with money. Line are members. Get five percent cashback on up to two thousand dollars. In annual purchases of tickets to a NASCAR race from authorized ticket. You'll also get five percent off any abstract purchases and all purchases on NASCAR DOT COM. Just use your money line debit card and it couldn't be easier join. The world's most powerful financial membership money line here we roar back on out loud preparing for the race weekend at Las Vegas Motor speedway and joining us in the studio now and a new house. And I'll be sharing pit road duties this weekend for the Gander. Rv and truck series outward outdoors truck series this week and it's going to be a lot of fun to Strat two hundred. Are you ready to go? We're going to start a little bucket up here every time we get really long race names in the Arca Menard series west presented by. We're GONNA do a dollar every time this year because we do this on Nascar Coast to coast to where we just got these long names but yes. I am ready for some warm weather. It's been cold here in Charlotte North Carolina. We finally get a Sunny Day Obviously finally is Sonny for our people Daytona Florida. So let's go to the desert. I'm ready for it. So what did you see in the opening truck race? The season opener obviously in finger wins in a door slammer with Jordan Anderson. We had trucks getting upside down. We had all kinds of wrecks. We had all kinds of drama. What jumped out at you. I think that's the truck series as a whole I mean that's what I look forward to. There's raw racing. These drivers all wanted and it showed it right off the bat grant and finger. One of the veterans in the series shows that he still wants it just as much as these young guns trying to prove themselves like Jordan Anderson. What a story run for him to get that runner up finish heartbreak seems to be time. Jesse's middle name catch a break ends up upside down. Redeems himself out of short-track the next day and a super late model but time? Jetski is going to be someone. I'm watching because I know that he's got the potential. He's now got the great equipment with a championship run last year. He just needs a luck and we hate to say that this sport is anything that requires luck but it does is not enough right especially these play tracks so I think you get him to a track maybe like Vegas when we start getting to our Martinsville's and stuff like that. That is elbows up adjusts. He's GONNA stick out. You're gonNA see Tyler Ancram. Who almost made in run for G. M. S. G? Remember in the season. He was thinking he was done right. He wasn't going to be able to finish the year exactly and he's got a full slate this year. Everything's guaranteed forum. Gm has has a powerhouse of drivers including MOFFITT as well. So we'll be strong. Didn't have the luck in Daytona. Neither did KBM. Some of our biggest toughest teams didn't start the year off very well and I think they're looking for redemption in Vegas to maybe get the ball rolling in the second race. Sort of a an apples and oranges situation. That when you're talking superspeedway says Las Vegas Motor speedway though one hundred percent. We said luck. It's a Lotta luck. In Daytona Jordan. Anderson took advantage of that. He put himself in the right position. He drummed out of line when he knew that wreck was coming. And that's something you can't necessarily do it Las Vegas. You can't drop out of line now in the big one is coming but something say they just get that feeling no when they got to get out of exactly until you said apples and oranges to vegas is a whole new niece. We're going to see a complete shake-up I feel like in essentially the finish that we saw Daytona who are some of the people you're going to be keeping an eye out for not just this weekend at Las Vegas but for the whole season because you look at the finishing order you mentioned Jordan Anderson. They've got like a partnership with Austin Wayne Self this year. Then you look a little further. Back Cody Raw. Who was third. Derek Krause was Fourth Madeline Decker. A top five. Then you get back to the usual suspects Austin Hill and Johnny Sauter after that but there are many names here. Kabul's motorsports is completely change. Their whole lineup motor sports. Obviously they always bring the heat in their trucks. You've got Christian echoes. Who is a champion? The argument Menard series last year. He's a super late model winner. He's got a lot of short-track experience building it now on these big tracks. But he's getting the hang of it very quickly. So he'll be someone that'll be watching as a rookie. Also that rotating truck that they always have someone in like Chandler Smith. I think he's slated for a couple of weeks. Kyle Busch or Kyle Busch. He's doing five in Vegas. Is One of the town how we'll see if he starts that win streak again last year? I believe he won every race. Yes that was we all. We all waited on pit road. Where like well through five? Because the other one's going to victory lane with tile GM s again has powerhouse. You've got these teams. These cody rabbis. Like you said the Jordan Anderson's often self Derek Krause. This is a new team has been put together with Bill McNally racing and they have a partnership with someone else's well they have a long history just not with trucks they arcane and champions are they've raced out McCain and West series for multiple years now and so two now branch this and take that partnership into the truck series. They've already got that. Good gelling vibe. He knows how to work with a lot of the people I think bellcore is actually as crew chief for Justin Haley in the truck series. So they've got good dynamic. They've just got to keep carrying that momentum and I think we'll see that through. The season is dare gets more comfortable on these big tracks. Superspeedway doesn't have a lot of over a mile really experience. He was too young. And so that'll be a really fun story to watch. It'll be like watching Tyler Ingram last year so came out of nowhere and next thing you know he's right in the thick of we won't see it this weekend but I was curious to get your take on the changes that we're talking about for pitstops at standalone for trucks and xfinity where they're going to try and save a little money. They're going to try not hire cup crews at least when they're at stand-alones now that won't be in play this weekend but down the road. How do you think that might work out? I think we saw both sides of the fence. We saw the teams that could afford it. We're very bummed about it because that was an advantage that was now taken away from them and then you saw these teams. That are on budget that we're like this now puts us in the same wheelhouse as everyone else not having to afford. Those guys are sending a guy that maybe isn't qualified to go over the wall over the wall. And I have to say it saves me mid Ohio. I don't know if you've worked. I am so excited for scheduled pitstop because you know the curvature of that and the hill yes they're calling pitstops Hannah so and so's down pit road and I am six dollars up in Canada. The stall down below me so I am very excited about mid Ohio but it does shake things up as far as allowing these teams have strategy speaking of mid Ohio. Just a quick aside. You've you've been there as well Glenn. Jarrett told me a trick. The first time I went there right behind the little sweet area you can go up and kind of stand so you can look down on them and I did that. A couple of times never failed that I had just an all in the first all the way down the hill and up at this apathy split I had like a chase briscoe and I was like of course. Use a rule that you're good trucks you're contending. Trucks must be separated as far as business. Yes it never failed at mid Ohio too and so I was like you know what I'm okay with. This any of the other tracks can still do the other pitstops but mid Ohio. I'm looking forward to the split but yeah I think it's definitely going to separate that and bring everyone closer into not being able to play in strategy and I think a lot of people freaked out when they were like. Oh there's so many stand-alones there's so many standards. I can't believe that there's really not. It's not that many six seven six seven total between xfinity. There's three or four each so really in the grand scheme of the schedule. That's not much. Give these teams a break. Let them save that money. Where how it works. It works and got a trial. Run these things and I think it's going to help these small teams and bring everyone closer together. I can tell you try it before we shift gears a little bit and talk about some of the other things that Hannah has going on. I wanted to ask you about Thursday Las Vegas because the series is going to be there. There's going to be a late model racing kyle. Busch is going to be any. What's your outlook there for Thursday? Because this is a four day show in Las Vegas. I wouldn't I'd be lying if I said I am very very excited to go out to the Las Vegas Bowl Ring. We fly in just in time to catch out there. Super late model racing. So my wheelhouse and the STARNER's run fifty is out there for the argument art series West. They're going to host their superlight while invitational. They usually have this in the fall. But we've seen the ARCUS series out of the dirt track the last few years. So what a great opportunity to bring these aspiring drivers in the late models. Pair them up with some of the rising stars in the ARC Menard series west next to the big stage of Las Vegas speedway and the bull ring. If you've never been there is the boring. It's just that there's a reason that got that name. It some rough tough racing. You'RE GONNA have people like you said Kyle Busch he's going to be a Brittany Zamora. Who was a name in the Arca West series last year? She's coming out with her super late model. I wouldn't be surprised. If Noah Gregson hometown boys well my brings out a super late model. We've seen you know Dylan Kwasnievsky come out. He was just so much history at the bull ring. And it's got a strong fan base that we'll see both at the big track and at the short track so I'm looking forward to it. There's GonNa be a lot of big names a lot of tough racing because these drivers take this as an opportunity that they're essentially gracing on the big stage in front of the Cup guys going to be a lot of fun and I said that to ask you about this. Coast to coast is a regular podcast series on the motor racing network. You and Kyle Ricky. What's coming up on coast to coast you guys for folks who aren't as familiar with it. Tell them what they can catch. Yes we every. Every week we talk about all of the rising stars a big names across the nation all throughout Nascar's home track ranks. Every everything from the Arkham Menard series West East national. We cover modified racing. We've talked about people across the pond in the euro series the Canadian series in the Mexico peak series lots of racing within NASCAR short track. So we always get some very interesting guests and familiar names. We've got time with Jesse on this week. Talking about how he went from upside down on the high banks of Daytona to winning his hundred super late model race the next day. Out At new SMYRNA impose. You gotta keep calm ricky straight. And that's always fun to watch you like poke in the eye. When he gets out of line I really didn't realize when I signed on for coast-to-coast it'd be like a babysitting job. I didn't know if I needed to be CPR certified. We have a lot of fun with it. It's always fun to see kyle's reaction because he just doesn't know how to take my job sometimes for it. I enjoy it to enjoy watching the look on his face and he doesn't know what to think windows. Drop a tweet. We usually dropping about Wednesday at noon. That's our aim. We've been doing that the last couple of years. But we had a little flexibility especially with the lovely rain delays our friend Kyle Ricky was out in Daytona little longer than he'd expected so Wednesday's around noon usually when they go out and the other thing that folks can catch you on is sealed off the podcast. You do with Jacqueline Drake. Is that coming back this year. Yes we're very excited about it. We're a little late to the jump. we both have had a lot going on there and late. Model racing doesn't stop. It's a lot like dirt racing to where they just find warmer weather in so We're hoping about getting that up going again in the next couple of weeks or so. We usually drop out again Wednesdays as well around noon opened. Fire that up in the next week or so. We've got a lot to talk about with speed weeks on a new marina. They've been reaching out in California and Florida all through the off season. Lots of drama there. It's it's like the mini version of NASCAR just never stops with the drama and the silly season so any late model racing news. You can usually find it with us on sealed off all right there. You Go Hannah. New House is going to be very busy here on the motor racing network as you mentioned with coast to coast and sealed off coming a little bit later on but this Friday night she and I will be on. Pit Road for these STRAT. Two hundred eight thirty eastern time on the motor racing network as we get to race number two or the Gander. Rv and outdoors truck series and. Thanks for coming by. Look forward to catching up with you in Vegas will be there before we know it. Oh yeah looking forward to get. My arms started for sure all right guys next week. We'll be right back with more out loud. Make sure you're here with US every Thursday. On the motor racing network.

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Brendan Gaughan, Noah Gragson

NASCAR Live

57:48 min | 1 year ago

Brendan Gaughan, Noah Gragson

"The following is production of the motor racing network. The voice of NASCAR. Look it up to rock and roll today without the plug four hundred laps. You guys have a great day or night me have a widower. We gotta do the boulder racing network presents NASCAR law. I historic night. For dial Butch become awful, turn number four. Checkered flag in the air candy company all time winningest driver in the NASCAR Cager outdoor button theory. Get number fifty two here this weekend. And thank Billy blue for being on board with this area. Nascar live is brought to you by Berkeley's tired right on our screen from the motor racing network studios. In concord, North Carolina. Here is your host Mike Bagley. Everybody welcome to another addition of NASCAR live here on the motor racing network. Like Bagley in the entire crew here with you after race weekend. Number two, the season with just wrap things up at Atlanta. And we're getting rid of the hoist those sales up in the win and take it out west and begin the west coast swing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. And speaking of loss. Vegas native, Brendan gone. It's going to give us a local guide as to what to expect in Las Vegas this weekend. Another Las Vegas native, Noah Gregson. Well, he's going to be talking with our Woody Cain about making the switch from the gander outdoors truck series too. The NASCAR xfinity series in two thousand nineteen. Plus, we'll preview the west coast. Swing and driver plans and much much more. But I came Kun stopped by earlier update us with everything fans. We're talking about over the weekend Kim. Yeah. Thanks, my well, the buzz that hit the news headlines this week in NASCAR centered around the new rules package. And of course, the unknowns that come with that. But on social media, there were many different topics. Among those were quotes from Kevin Harvick who described seven time champion, Jimmy Johnson. As one of the most underappreciated drivers in NASCAR history, in my opinion, is one of the most disrespected great drivers that I've ever come through this. Raj. And you know, it's Jimmy Johnson's just a good old fashioned great guy, and you know, helps people and has done great things in in the garage and race car out of the race car. And you know, sometimes I feel like we we forget that he's that. He's won a lot of people forget that he's won seven championships. And and all the races that he's wanting all the great things that he's done. And it's not like he came from a rich. Daddy, your family that that had a lot of money. I mean, he came all the way up from the bottom all the way to the top and worked hard and had a lot of success with it and has won as many championships as as Dylan hearten and Richard petty. And I never feel like he's on that pedestal next to those guys appropriately. And you know, sometimes I feel like, you know, as a group from fans damn point, you know, feel like you're you're just letting it go by and not not even realizing that you're watching one of the greatest careers. It's ever gonna come through the garage. Jimmy did not go unnoticed as the seven. Time champ responded. Yeah. That's I've certainly appreciate those kind words from Kevin. Not sure the context of the question, and really, you know, the length of his answer, and what it was all about. But that a great run and help saw great things more than I I really ever imagined that I would I feel like every driver has something that they probably deserve and something they don't deserve along the way, you know, progressing through sports through the sport. And the I've had my good my bad. And it is what it is. And honestly, I quit paying attention to a lot of public opinion. Stuck years ago doesn't do me any good? I'm going to keep my head down and keep working. So some some weekends. You know, I think things go your way, and you get the praises that you would hope to and other weekends. It doesn't. It's just kind of the pollution of this fort always nice hearing, the champ gets respect another big story. Among the social media buzz throughout the weekend was the fact that eventual winner brag Lassie almost didn't race Sunday On Saturday morning. Austin syndrich team Penske's series driver had to practice. Forcus lousy as Brad was battling flu like sickness Brad belt better Sunday morning, and it paid off wouldn't have made this race yesterday. I was nowhere near good enough. But thankfully, the team here at the care center helped me out they caught me in coupla vs. And got me is good as I could be for the race. My wife, she's real rockstar. She whatever we had. I'm still not sure what we had if floored both of us, but my daughter, and so she was playing babysitter or playing mom. I guess I should say and then take care of me while sick or self, and that's mom power there. So she's kind of the rockstar as far as I'm concerned. But I was just wasn't very good shape. A loss, you know, five and a half six pounds and less than ten hours of and I was going the wrong way quick. So thankfully, it all turned around late yesterday afternoon. And appreciate the help of those in the care. Senator to to make it possible. That's not the first time. This Lafayette's battled from perseverance to a win in April two thousand eleven he won at Pocono raceway despite having a broken foot. And finally social media was full of congratulatory tweets for Kyle Busch. The now all time winningest driver in nascar's truck series, which one on Saturday as heard on the racing at work. Here store at night for Kyle Busch. If he comes off of turn number four chucker flag in the air. Kyle Busch will win the ultimate tailgating two hundred here at the weight of Motor Speedway and becomes the all time. Winningest driver in the NASCAR candor outdoors truck series, picking up his fifty second win here tonight as always you can find out more on our system media accounts at Marin radio or on Marin dot com. And of course, if you're tweeting or on social media be shirt to use that hashtag ask in our end. Thank you, certainly a lot of opinions on the new rules package and on Kyle Busch setting that new record when we come back. We'll relive some of Bush's truck career and celebrating twenty five years of truck racing. Plus later, we'll get some reactions for the drivers about the new rules package. At others home. We're all about giving you more ways to get more done. Like our free battery testing if you're having trouble starting your car. Come to autozone. We'll just your battery for free. 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Celebrate the life and career of nascar's all time win leader Richard petty head came back in the late seventy for the legend behind the king's famous Brown to thrills and spills that the hall of Famer had over the years Setia slotting slamming. It's Richard Petty's road to royalty. And it's available for free to download on itunes and M R N dot com right now. This is NASCAR live now. Back to Mike Bagley. Welcome back to live tunes into 'em over the weekend. You heard us describing Bush making history in the gander outdoor structure is race. At atlanta. He got his fifty second career win in the series making him the all time. Winningest driver, Kyle is obviously had a very robust truck series career full of wins. And he's also had some heated moments. We take a walk through his path to being the all time win leader Kyle. You're sixteen years old from Las Vegas, Nevada. You're a new name in the NASCAR craftsman truck series. Who are you? What's your background? Well, Kurt Busch, brother. The NASCAR Winston Cup star. And hopefully, I can make a name for myself and run up front with all the rest of the guys. There's been little doubt tonight. Who's had the best truck? It's been Kyle Busch at the strike beach Terry cook he will win the Quaker steak and lube two hundred at the Lowes Motor Speedway. But. Owner here. He's just showed up everybody's cheering for him. But I was to have to go to. Three. Bobby Hamilton kit into the wall here, they come down to the line. Kyle Busch is going to win the race. But now another hit for Bobby the body he bounced off the wall. He's been hit three times a fifteen year history of this event. Only one other driver has won this race more than once that was taught died now there's two of them as they come across the line at now they're showing Kyle Busch picking up the victory. He barely squeezed by the start finish line amazing, finish what a come back from pile book the past Timothy Peters craft and let it all hang out right now. He is trying to catch Kyle Busch. Push with his vantage by eight truck links back into the corner. Here's push on the racetrack crapton is down there as well. Put. It's all Kyle Busch. Coming off the corner re wide behind top Bohdan. He's blocking them all coming into the tri-oval for now. He has the lead. Kyle Busch polls will be outside Kyle challenges and passes with help from his teammate. Eric merola? Kyle. Bush is going to win but mountain due to fifty side-by-side off the end of the back straight away Boyer outside pile boasts down low for your slips up the banking. Kyle push to the point off turn four I'll Bush on his way to his fourth NASCAR Camping World truck series wedded twenty eleven season. And this gives him a total of ninety seven victories in nascar's top three series tying him with a late Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip third place on the all time win list. Looks like a four wide battle down the back straightaway for the number three position. But it's going to be broad grabbing the lead down to the bottom of the racetrack. Tile. Bush face top shelf ticket up top. He's fed up at the wall. Trump to down to the bottom of the racetrack. Everybody on the binders to avoid. Kyle Busch is one ear and the Camping World truck series on the side of his truck and says number fifty one in that truck works at the low side looking for his career fifty. Tournament for Kyle rolls up to the spread aware comes Kyle Busch. He'll swing it. Why that turned number three up against the safer barrier? Checkered flag in the air and the gander outdoors. One fifty belongs to Kyle Busch. He'll take the checkered flag and a trip into the NASCAR Camping World truck series record books. He will tie Ron haunted. Eight junior for the old time winning status in this series. A historic night for tile Bush as he comes off of turn. Number four. Checkered flag in the air. Kyle Busch will win the open the tailgate two hundred here at the Motor Speedway. N becomes the all time winningest fiber in the NASCAR painter outdoors truck series, picking up his fifty second win here tonight. We then we're just able to power through the field. I mean truck was just super fast and get number fifty two here this weekend. And thank Billy blue for being on board with us here to be driving something with Billy blues name on its Bill to win here in Atlanta. So matching how that is. That won't be his last win in the truck series by a long shot and he's running in the truck series race this Friday night at Las Vegas, be sure. To tune into motoracing network's coverage beginning at eight thirty pm eastern and see if he gets his fifty third win continuing with all this truck series talk him are NS producing a great podcast that you want to check out. We're celebrating twenty five years of trucks. He's racing with the new podcast called M. R N presents the tough trucks of NASCAR twenty-five years and still truck it. This week's episode is all about legends Mike Skinner wins. I mean know what made me do it. I jumped up on the door pool. My hands at the mayor like a shooting pistols off and one of the commentators Nick said, well, you go down talk to the gunslinger for some reason, it just stuff and Skinner's battle the hell out of me. He's trying to wreck me in the truck series. You can spend somebody out without touching. Now. You come down and. The air off the right side that Romeo window, and you can spend about it was Brinton gone as we said. Fearless trying to get his latte. Back on the bottom side got sideway slid up into that outside lane to three trucks got turned one of them being leader by Skinner. And after as he comes up and yell. He's yelling and screaming. He's in my face. And I looked I said next time, Mr. Ferron, don't let me get you back before before you can clear it was a two-man matchup. It was Mike Skinner versus Ron Hornets junior. Both from veterans both great champions. They raced each other part, they they raced respectfully, but they were not afraid to put a bumper or Fender or wheel to each other in this this kind of sums up jacked spray in like one corner. The very first corner he caught me and got to my bumper. He turned me around just got physical for the lead. Jack Sprague and the effort to open up the inside lane and take the lead away from Travis Kloppel made contact with Travis sent him spinning came back down collected Jack and they both made. Contact with the outside wall. And whether he did it on purpose or not I'll never know Topo tied Wentz. Four in a row on superspeedway roll up in the shop. It was down by the speedway and go in the office. And there's might can these three guys with suits and ties I'm dressed. I got a T shirt on shorts and flip flops. He said he says is this. How you come for a job interview dressed like this? That's all from this week's new podcast series called the Tutt trucks of NASCAR twenty-five years and still truck it you can download it for free as well. As the first episode right now on I tunes and at Emma dot com coming up on NASCAR live. We'll get reactions from your favorite drivers about the new aero package that we saw in Atlanta for its first time and later, we'll visit with Las Vegas native, Noah Gregson. Go to trip on the bobbie-ann. Sizzle. Boom. State. That would. Wheel designs in venue factors. 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Some are not St. is here to give us what some of the drivers the team owners NASCAR executives opinions are based on what they've seen so far with Atlanta and the review drivers and teams have a little bit better understanding of what to expect with the new rules package while some still say it's too early to tell and that's very true. Some drivers like Eric Jones are already taking notes Vegas fired off really tight, and you know, is just a way finer line of being on a tight side. And then being on the loose is released jump that gap. So that paired with no track bar gestures to I mean that makes it more challenging we have to kind of relearn how to set our cars up and not have that tool. Tool to assist us. So went through all different Islam new things going on. They would be wide open and pretty hairy especially for the first five. Like, you saw the research, really crazy. So it's gonna be ten few weeks. Really? I can't get a feel for key driver. Brad Kozlowski is on similar stance with Jones with a truck, Mark. But says more time is needed and different types of tricks are needed taking the track bar Josh out of the car definitely made a difference. Because to me the trek gesture was always made it better to play the fence and easier to play defense. And so I thought that was interesting change they saw more comers and goers because of that personally. So I thought that was interesting as far as the rest of it. I think it's still really early in Atlanta's a very I don't have put it at Landes, not like the other Mouna half. And a lot of ways in a lot of tire wear here. Super high speeds banking super high tire wear it's kinda Max's out and all the categories, you know, and then you take Las Vegas next week's probably the middle of all the categories. So I wouldn't maybe guarantee that what you saw days which will see moving forward for good or bad. So it's it's hard to give great answers. But. On. I thought it was it was about what I expect. It would be here for Atlanta. But we'll just keep tweak on cars. Keep learning about them and keep getting better and the racing. Whoa. Volve with direction. I don't know just like his low ski Eric L Merola feels it's too early to make a definitive statement about the results on the track. I don't know. I think it'll be interesting to see I think we gotta go through the first five or six races. The the this is always been a challenging race track. It's very abrasive. And you know, it's it's a challenge with or without downpours. So you know, I think once we get a sample size in the next half dozen races. It'll be it'll be a different story drivers are still waiting for more variety and tracks to make their decisions team owner, Roger Penske is pleased with what the racing produce. So far. I felt that that episode solid. Be no one gets on her first exam. I don't think but I'd say it's a solid B for. Nascar today because there were driving Brad included, sir. Joey twice could come from the back and come up to pass cars. I thought the one thing it was mazing to me was was someone on the high line. You could run the the low line going into two and stay with them and drag him back down the straightaway. There was some things that you don't see normally, you know, with a faster speed. So the car seemed to be more in control. You didn't see many didn't Shani accidents, which maybe the fans like that. But I felt overall the package showed. Well, and to me, it's going to be interesting to see what happens Las Vegas, but overall it wasn't a crush fest which by said, it was going to be potentially and to me spec shin process was good. It looks like the the there's a lot of equal cars running out there to come up to the drivers in the strategy, which what we want and to me. We'll see how it plays out. But I was quite happy with the outcome personally for our team. And we'll accord. To see what happens in the next couple of weeks. Nascar executive vice president Steven Donald shared the same sentiments Penske, adding. Yes, it's still very early but nascars purpose in making these changes is showing signs of success. Fairly entertaining race. I think you know, like we said going into this race. We didn't know what to expect either. We thought that this package would showcase itself. More as we got to the west coast. But with some really long green flag runs. I think you saw the ability to to get back up to the leader and make a pass which was encouraging. So all in all I think we're we're satisfied with the outcome. Lot of work to do to go back and review. Thank you post as we transition from Atlanta to Las Vegas. They're still so many unknowns that were waiting to find out how this is going to react on certain race tracks coming out we had cow Ricky catch up with Austin Dillon's grucci the see what their mentality is. And where they stand in the preparation process. Dylan get coast he tries to make movies Dylan gonna grant. Here of the strafe Austin Dillon. Danny stocked in the critique on the car. We knew we had to do. And I'll say it like this. I'd rather be lucky than good any day kind of a reunion of sorts for you to hear in twenty nineteen after finding so much success years ago and the truck series and the extent of these series. How's the transition back to the side of the garage with Austin in this series at the first couple of weeks of the season the transition with Austin is fine. The transition with the Cup series and the schedule and. And just everything about the Cup series is a lot different and lot to learn. They're still, but obviously in Austin work, really good together. And we have that communication down pretty good. So that sites. Good just got a gotta figure out this car this new package, and and we're making gains on it. And we got a lot of speed this weekend. We just gotta keep it. Keep it going here. All is Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend debut of this new package. You guys were there about four weeks ago now testing, what was the big takeaway from from those two days out in Vegas. You know, definitely different than than the past years of. I think it was good to get out there and test and learn learn some things learn what what do what don'ts, and and all that good stuff, and and take home and look at all the data and cipher through all that. And I think going back we're going to have a really good piece and have a good starting point a good plan going in. It's amazing. How quick things evolve in this garage. No matter the package. No matter the rules has evolved much and just the last. Four weeks. I mean, obviously have raced it. But if you've learned a lot for weeks ago and have had time to tweak on things like everybody knows. We're always changed her always trying to get better. And we made some mistakes Friday in qualifying trim. We learned some things yesterday and happy hour that we're applying to the race. And I'm sure we're gonna learn more things to apply next week for Las Vegas Motor Speedway. So it's always a learning curve. We're headed in the right direction note, arsia reysen. Thank you Kob coming up. We get a guy to sin city with native Brendan gone and later, another Las Vegas native, Noah Gregson will join Woody Kane. Newish trip to the road home fill up with the official. Hewlett NASCAR Sonoko makes high-quality performance bills for the greatest drivers in the world both on and off the track. Whether you're pulling up to the pump or experiencing the excitement being at the track on race day survey four. Four top it up. Service complete secondhand f-r-o-t-h fuel Ed he's away from the fuel that Ichi go capture the essence of racing and Philip with the official fuel of best car sin. 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He'll get stories and information and live broadcasts of wing nation shows some of the top dirt tracks in the winged nation your home for wing sprint cars. This is NASCAR live now. Back to Mike Bagley. We welcome you back to ask our lives, so bad. You are spending your time with us here on the motor racing network. As we mentioned, we're headed off to Las Vegas this weekend. It's a very big tourist attraction and many people who know the races are headed there think. Well, why not go and enjoy the racing and enjoy the city. Well, if you're one of those folks, we had Las Vegas native Brennan gone. Give us the inside scoop on what's there to do this weekend? Besides being on the strip and other obvious choices Brennan what you got force. Winner for night in Quentin gone fifth win of the year. Renton gone wins in his own backyard at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Las Vegas is known for many many things and the easy part to go to his strip mean. Everybody knows about Las Vegas trip. You've got all the great shows in the world. You have all the great singers in the world. You've got house shows. You've got the magic shows that they're all amazing fates doesn't get a lot of credit for is some of its natural beauty the red rock visitor center in red rock canyons gorgeous the Hoover dam, you can go get it damn tour and ask much damn questions. There's a zero one dot Vegas. Let you go race auto race cars and go try those things around here. There's all sorts of things other than the typical Las Vegas trip thing that everybody knows about. Of course, the tracks all the tracks now has special deals for children of belief. Like the truck race has free kids maybe expanding race and have great discounted prices for kids tickets. I if you're coming to the race the kids, you got a great deal for the kids. Las Vegas is drink kits. One book I've got two children. I've got six and eight year old. I've got a twelve year old. That's my godson that we do everything with. There are many things you can do in this town. I the shows you wanna amaze child. Go take a child one of the big famous shows on the strip take him to oh taken to Mystere. These are amazing shows. David Copperfield kids a couple of weeks ago. There are so many amazing things for the kids to see. Then every casino has the bowling alley. Movie theaters. All the the babysitting. What people like to think of activities, you know, to keep them busy in the day. But this we have so many really neat things. The Smith center has the lead children's museum. It's this goodness gracious. Like six-storey children's museum you climb up. They've got the center column that is a net that trust me you're gonna chase your kids for hours, but it's amazing have parents station at different levels, even keep up with them. You've got the exciting things of the zip line under the canopy the Fremont street. Pete. You've got the zip line at the Rio. You've got the little race tracks got pole position. Which is there's two indoor go kart tracks town, you wanna take a little razor ride zero one dot famous. Let's take the kids out in a razor. And he drive out to good springs and have a great little lunch. The Opie venture Domus still here. The original museum part of Las Vegas. The circus circus adventure dome. They've got the roller coasters inside they've got laser tag inside. So there's a lot of stuff for kids to do out here. Not just hey, look, there's casinos. Let's go drop them off at a bowling alley. I mean, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the south point in the south point family looks this way. For a reason we have some of the best food in town. Of course, we have Michael's restaurant at the south point, which is one of the top five restaurants in America. It's an amazing place. It's a very special place to my family special place in town. You can start at the strip strip has amazing places to eat. Okay. Easy to go. There you want to try to find the local places. That's where you start to go. Little more fun. One of my favorite local places is a place called Cappos. It's an Italian place on the west side of town got a really cool entrance. I won't blow it for you never been there. But to get into Cappos, very unique experience, another local places is a place called the bootlegger is on the strip, but it's a locals little restaurant down to the south point old county. Commissioner Lorraine hunt owns it. And it's another amazing talion place with a lot of history. Lot of famous people been there over the years once again Italian there's a theme in Las Vegas Batista's hole in the wall. It's right on Flamingo. It's it's the place that it was originally a Bank that if you remember Marie casino. Joe Essy's character in real life is name is Tony Spalato. It's one of the buildings that Tony broke into and it's called. He was called the hole in the wall gang Batista's restaurant all the mob guys used to go. Hang out there. There's lots of cool famous places to eat around here. But those are my. Yes. An insider's travel guide to Las Vegas. Thank you. Brendan many many options of activities and many many opportunities to get into trouble your decision on which one you choose coming up Noah Gregson, sits down with Woody Cain to talk. Xfinity series racing later drivers, tell us what their west coast. Swing plans are. At others were all about giving more ways to get more done. Like our free battery testing if you're having trouble starting your car. Come to autozone. We'll test your battery for free. So you can figure out the problem from the get-go, which means to money on parts. You don't need wiper starting to squeak. It's probably time for a change. Autozone. Has the way for selection, you need to start seeing the road the way you want but us help you more than fifty six hundred locations nationwide. Restrictions and details the store. Welcome back to sports you next topic. 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No, this is going to be a little a homecoming race for you out in Las Vegas on. No. That's when you've probably had circle on your calendar. Yeah. It's going to be a good opportunity for me to get back out on the racetrack. My second Mon half race with junior motor sports NASCAR decide so. Able to run with them for full season is or big boost my confidence, and and just being able to work with all the guys here, they all work together. And it's one family so be able to get back in Las Vegas. My hometown going to be a good opportunity for me, and I'm really excited. No. I saw some pictures on social media Vegas. Just had a big snowfall recently. Have you ever seen much much of that before growing up there? No, no. There isn't much snow there. There's a lot that hit. I don't even know what you call it snowstorm. I guess it's not like too, much rain. So yeah, I guess it's a snowstorm. Yeah. It's wild. I never seen that much snow there. I mean, they probably got or five inches. So it's definitely cool to see. So you never you never were the kid who got to stay home from school because it was snowing outside. No, never one time. Actually when I was eight. Oh state. It started snowing around the afternoon late afternoon. Early evening snowed like pretty much got dark out. And then they cancelled school for the next day. We woke up, and it was sunny and all dried up in no snow. So we dig it to stay on one time, I know day, but there's no snow. Well, tell me a little bit about your transition. You were in the truck series last year at KBM got an opportunity to run some xfinity races. You ran three. I think all of them top ten's a couple of top five's along the way. Now, you're at junior motor sports. Dave Ellen's your crew chief what's different or similar about the to their lot different of organizations. Just trying to to work hard with all my guys and Thirdly going into the into the season so being able to to just work with them weekend. And we out is really most important thing. Trying to trying to get that team chemistry developed, and it's the most comfortable I've ever felt with the team. So with that being said, I'm. Excited for for this year. And I feel like we've been working well together the past two weekends have finishes. We wanted that doesn't doesn't mean we're not working our tails off so super fortunate to be able to be with a championship team like junior hundred sports. So you had an eleventh that toner that's kind of a different beast onto itself. But then you go to Atlanta, you got a top ten and you lead some laps leaks to a little bit of progress moving forward there. How do you feel about where the team is right now? I know it's very early. But you gotta feel pretty good. I mean, you say you're they're they're not to finish as you want it. But I'm sure there are a lot of guys who would trade with you. Yeah. Worse. I guess I guess my mindset is trying to the best job. We can do is. That means that we're gonna run and all all weekend. I don't think it's really sad satisfies anyone. But or all trying our hardest over here to sports, and I think there's definitely work. We all need to do on our end, including myself. To to be better. But everyone is but in that work, which is refreshing Caesar's a lot of great people here junior motor sports, working hard. So really appreciate that. I'm able to run with the such a high caliber team, and we tested in Vegas couple of weeks back. So I felt really really comfortable inside my Camaro. And then this really confident going into this weekend. Tell me a little about that track. Because the repave is not so far in the in the distant memory now, very smooth surface. And a lot of guys saying it's a one group track. What do you think I think that Vegas is gonna it's gonna spread out at first we tested. It was just right on the bottom. And then after that, I was able to work it up and work it up and work it up and finally got up to the cops lane. And and got the top Wayne running pretty good. So I think it'll move around a little bit pretty pretty and three and four really bumpy on the bottom of what's to. But and makes that track really fun now when you go back to Vegas. Race is one of those deals where your phone rings all the time. Hey, no. You got any tickets that kind of thing? Yeah. I've had it going on on here lately. Just with buddies f- in hot passes and tickets and whatnot. But I guess that's good problems to have right. Yeah. Absolutely. It is. Thank you. What do you think knows gonna fit in just well over there junior motor sports, and well, we're wait for him to get in the groove with that number nine car, and we expect that to happen. Very very soon coming up we hear what drivers are planning for their west coast swing off the track and later, we look at how the city of Las Vegas has grown in the past few years. Wieland designs manufacturers, reliable and powerful warning lights white illumination lighting sirens. Controllers and high-powered morning systems for auto motive aviation and mass. Notification industries worldwide every part of every wheel in product is probably designed and manufactured in America and is tested on site to meet the toughest industry certifications on the road in the air. And around the world Wieland is trusted to be seen trusted to be heard trusted to perform. Attention junior nation. Get your Dale jR, fix with 'em. Aren't we talk about everything from his relationship with Dale senior? You wanted to make sure that he worked at it to get biggest wins. 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And Kevin Harvick maybe they'll stay and visit with family and friends drivers who aren't from the west coast have to decide how to use their time. Got a few drivers talking about what their plans are coming. Going to pick three lane storing win two hundred fifty four Hendrick motorsports. As you like stay out. Live in Colorado for a couple of years on going back there, and and kind of commuting from from there instead of coming all the way back it's a lot of travel, and I've done it both ways. But and your schedule doesn't always work out. But when you can stay think it's nice checkered flag in the air and the Winstar world casino. Three fifty belongs to welcome North Carolina's tied Dylan tie, Bill brings home. The checkered flag tonight here in Texas Motor Speedway really folks in on this year, China make sure we get everything out of it. Really focused in on the career thing by young and having fun days. Kind of over. I got a wife and a daughter, and I get to have a lot of fun with them away from the track. Now, it's not really about going out anymore. Ricky Stenhouse junior cross the start finish PC's. Checkered flag and Stenhouse is showing pack the lane. I stay out. Yeah. We're going to some team events. My team STAN out between Vegas and Phoenix. Hang out with those guys. We're gonna do some filming with sprint car team in north energy drink on Monday. Hang out do some stuff with the team on Tuesday, head down to Phoenix play some golf. So that's generally what I do. I get my golf back up and running because I take all winter off dolphin pretty much. So generally get my my golf game back up and running on on the west coast. Swing Joey Logano tip fold type season to the Cup series is going to win at four. Eko boost four hundred and the two thousand eighteen series champion Chang. Go back and forth. Just I I usually stay in California. But the little man and time changes is probably best. Stay back in really wanna be way from my family that long signed back and forth. So we're thinking about Hannah, I don't really wanna go sleep at five o'clock and be waking up at three in the morning. You know? It's easier for me to fly home. Was going to do that. Sounds like all of those are safe choices. Nothing too crazy, which is definitely the smarter way to go coming up on that scar live we look at. How Las Vegas has grown the last few years and get educated with NASCAR history. It's all in our autozone. Commercial free zone. It's never good feeling to see. Your check engine light. On thankfully, the autozone. Fixed. Binder service can tell you the most likely fix for free. Get in the zone, autozone. In a sport driven by celebration, presenting to more to help preserve our environment. 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You've joined us and today, we think of Las Vegas as the big tourist attraction and lots of things to do and it being a big city and all, but it wasn't always like that. Only recently has Vegas boomed and become a desirable destination for businesses including sports teams. We know nascar's been racing there for a while. But Renan gone says even NASCAR coming the biggest was again Vegas notice the entertainment capital of the world, and we Vegas his remodel self many times. It stays with the trend and right now sports. So the biggest trends, so famous added sports in a big way. But the first professional sport to embrace Las Vegas when everybody was afraid of APIs when everybody really wasn't sure about coming to Vegas because of sports betting and all these scary things, those the first professional sport to to embrace and have a home in Las Vegas. That's. When NASCAR built that track. When NASCAR came to us. They said, hey, we're not afraid of that. We're loved to be here, we love Las Vegas. And and it was built by a casino owner when it was originally built it was built by Rao thing Staten Richie Klein who owned the imperial palace. There was a great vision of Ralph in Richie's. They didn't amazing job spiff came in fought the track after couple seasons. And it is. I mean, it's on tracks in the country garage. We still have the in my opinion in what biased track, but we have probably the most amazing garages in the sport. But Fatos embrace the racing early. And it's fantastic. What they do with the race fans. Love it the place, you know, even if it's a little cold a little hot Vegas. Somebody other things that it's it's fun to come out to Vegas. Spend your money. Where's your other go no offense to some of the places we race? But if I gotta spend my money, and I'm gonna have to spend two hundred dollars in a hotel room, which rather spend two hundred dollars at Caesar's palace or two hundred dollars motel six. Growing up in sin city is well Kurt and Kyle Busch have seen the growth firsthand for bringing racing to Nevada and the west coast opened up so many possibilities. Not only for them as drivers. But for the city is well it was incredible to see Las in Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Get built. And then be able to get a date. That was the biggest thing in in the mid nineties on if it was going to ever happen because as a NASCAR fan, I knew that the sport was really entrenched in the southeast and they'd worked their way up to the northeast started heading west, but with races out in Phoenix and Los Angeles and sonoma's we never thought that Vegas would end up on the map. But I'll tell you what how this town is tourism town, it's built on bringing people to one entity and that is the city of Las Vegas and visitor convention bureau, and that thority has done so much for sports, and Kyle, and I were big beneficiaries of them pushing to get an Askar race here when the. NHL unanimously voted to put an expansion team in Vegas Golden Knights became the first major professional sports franchise to be based in Las Vegas inaugural season would be the fall of twenty seventeen and it matched up with a very tragic time for the city. But Brendan gone says having the team they're actually helped what the nights done to the town is very very the Knight's got lightning in a barrel. There are a hockey team. That were picked to be last. They worked picked bell. And then we had of course, the tragedy of the shooting in Las Vegas. Everybody knows. How how great a healer sports are in the world pick after nine eleven how great sports helped heal America will gold nights really capitalized on that. And what they did was they they helped heal Vegas. They didn't have the first responders and other games at the when they first did it had the opening night where they deceive staying for it. And it really helped the town bond with the team and look Vegas a tough town and the nights when they start winning Vegas loves a winter. So they they had this great momentum. They had this. Great few good atmosphere. They helped heal the town started to win. And the town gone might crazy. I tell people what's like ever majorly when everybody walked out with the Wild Thing shirts in Cleveland. And you know, nobody knew who they were at the start of the season. Everybody's saying they sucked. And then at the end of the year everybody's wearing while thanks shirts at high five in the streets. Look everybody. That's what begs became like. Nobody even knew tonight's jerseys. It's here. Yeah. You kind of knew the team was here. But after that, I you know after the opening game and then five months into it when they were no leave mid division. All of a sudden the whole town. Everybody's more nights shirt and mates hat your high five strangers in the street. It was it became a phenomenon. It was really cool 2017 Vegas. Also knew an NFL team was relocating to their city limits. The Oakland Raiders will become the Las Vegas raiders start playing there in twenty twenty I o Bush says the move proves the power of Las Vegas has in being more than just a gambling town. I think it's great, obviously, it lends itself to the city still continuing the grow and being a huge part of, you know, sports going forward, and it's a mecca for for any opportunities of those in order to have the town become bigger and and a fan following a presence in the in the sports industry become a raiders fan. But I'm a Broncos fan. True. True. So it's gonna be fun to play the Broncos Vegas. You know, what the year then go? To go to for the other game of the year. It would certainly be interesting for me going out to Las Vegas and watch. It a whole town gay, but yet almost cheering speak from Vegas cheering for the opponents of that might get a little weird. Kurt Busch says the sports are great for people who live in Vegas, but the amount of tourism. These teams will bring what will help promotes great to see NHL team come franchise in the possibility of the Oakland Raiders moving down to Las Vegas esteem built. I think it will only help UNLV athletics continued to grow and as a sports guy in general. She's need to see the excitement and the base of fans that we have here in this town. But as well as tourism and everybody that comes in from out of town gamble and have fun TV shows, go the restaurants and catch a sports game. I'll beg us. His certainly booming with a reported eighteen billion dollars in plan proposed and print construction projects in the area from businesses franchises road work, and including the raiders stadium. Very excite. Time to see how Las Vegas at depth to this growth. And this pop, hey, folks, before we wrap things up for this week's show. Let's bring a little history into our lives. Suzy Armstrong has this week in NASCAR history. This is gonna sound strange be perpective strangeness, get ready for spooky but the men in the family can. Traveling tiller machines. Liz Weekes trek through time begins in nineteen sixty seven. The Rolling Stones were rocking the charts with ruby Tuesday in the NBA sports legend Wilt Chamberlain hit a record thirty five consecutive field goals and NASCAR was clashing at Daytona International Speedway. Mario Andretti won the Daytona five hundred in what would be his one and only NASCAR victory. All of this. Cried forty nine did not arrive in the palate Brown automobile. Mariel Andretti of Pennsylvania victory lane. Eight year old Phil windshield down he taking. Very happy static young manual climb out on the right side of the car the car that is carried him to the richest Qarase the greatest Carre. There's no question at this has been the very best to nineteen Eighty-four. Then Halen is red hot with Jim at the twenty six Grammy awards. Michael Jackson raked in record eight trophies in the local bookstore. Stephen King haunted the bestseller list with pet cemetery. And that's car was circulating the Richmond fairgrounds raceway with injuries sustained from Daytona the week prior. Ricky Rudd battled his way to the winner circle in the Miller highlife four hundred. Kale yarborough? Walter not a factor is Ricky Rudd takes time for tricky rod out of turnover. Poor will come out of line. Take the checkered flag and win the Miller four hundred Ricky Rudd a bit battered in a bit Bruce from a terrifying crash two weeks ago will now drive the but more car to victory lane. And we end our flashed back this week in nineteen ninety five Garth Brooks. Charted the number one album with the hits at the box office, the Brady bunch movie and just 'cause help top ranks in the news US Burris landed in Somalia to aid the evacuation of United Nations forces while NASCAR invaded the rock North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham in what would be the final five hundred mile or at the track. Jeff Gordon dominated the Goodrich. Five hundred now the sun still pushing the issue Asia, plenty of free. Vic rope falling behind Rick mast ibex his way for the final author. Two or the time down the backstretch chat board rainbow Chevrolet diving turnover great not pushing the issue just follow traffic through all turned for one final quarter. Jeff Gordon now. And the checkered flag is site. Those are just some of the events that unfolded this week in NASCAR history. Thank you, Susie. That was our autozone. Commercial free zone. It's never good feeling to see. Your check engine light on thankfully, the autozone. 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MRN Outloud - Sept 9, 2019

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MRN Outloud - Sept 9, 2019

"Get I America. It's the moment you've been waiting for. That's right outback delivery is here. They can enjoy lawyer affect pirates anyway pass tickets at Santa Katsuo in its. He will die potty planets Kookaburra wings types. Jerry was thanking loves to for night time. It's you bet dot com advice. Your oldest because aspect delivery is here at back. Stackhouse Aussie rules delivery viability varies delivery charge by applying this is out loud on M. R. N. dot com presented by Bloom and Mondays at outback steakhouse and also brought to you by Hercules tires tires ride on our strength it ran out loud presented by outback steakhouse and the the playoffs are here in the cup series when he came alongside Joey Meyer. Finally the regular season is done kyle busch the regular season champion even though that was determined determine the week ago at Darlington Kevin Harvick wins again that means it is if you're watching on a Monday a Monday go by outback steakhouse and get a free bringing onion. Little Joey is excited. He's happy layoffs are here and what a wild weekend we saw at Indianapolis Motor speedway several hard crashes and some xfinity drivers almost getting into a fight and texting that they were and nothing really happened yet <hes> so three of the last seven races were won by the same guy who in the first nineteen races didn't win any <hes> and they were where's Kevin Harvick and Rodney Children's. They've lost touch now. They're fine. They were always fast is through all that we've set at a number of times on this show right here. Every Monday morning we show up the one thing that they didn't have a problem with going fast and that's kind of Environment Ed GonNa be competitive. Everything else was fixable everything else you could identify when you don't have speed you don't know if it's a spring or shock shock or a motor or a driver or engine you don't know you're kind of pointing fingers right but when your car's fast and you can identify a mistake steak or a lack of execution that's a home run <hes> and clearly those guys winning the last three of seven could easily have won the last four of ten the last five have a twelve. Those guys have been fast. How about Bubba Wallace. Wasn't that spectacular to see them legitimately or nothing. We we saw earlier in this year. The seventy seventy seven car won a race at Daytona rain out really cool story for that was circumstance exactly but for Darrell bubba Wallace and the forty three guys realistically eight underfunded ended team <hes> they're not one of the big powerhouses that we've come to learn with the Gibbs and Hendrik indepence guys but he ran third and second and they were asked in the first practice yeah it was really good and he showed exactly why Richard Petty motorsports has put him behind that car <hes> he had a good car all weekend he qualified relatively well but really race well all afternoon and overcame a pit road problem to fight his way back up there could have sunk them easily exactly that was and that was one of those things things at. Indianapolis Motor speedway the very first pitstop we saw some cars down and ironically enough. I believe to the best of my knowledge that Darryl actually may have not caused it but triggered the mayhem behind him by kind of overshooting his pit box and you gotta turn in tight and stop and it's really according affect that what up man five or six seven Karya Aria but Indianapolis Motor speedway showed yesterday the difficulty it is to get around we saw multiple wrecks and not just single car. Oh I lost my balance. I'm going to spend out by myself. Self multiple big ones <hes> and there were some vicious rex with brackets. We haven't really seventy now but what it shows with this package guys have to be meaner and angrier on injury starts and they've ever had to be when you're on the gas and you've already got it floored and you're already in fourth gear and you're accelerating the best your ability the the only thing you can do is screw your neighbor take and steal as much from him as possible to get by him because if he gets by you and he's he's wide open and your wide open your all you can imagine this not in your favor exactly all you can do so we start we saw a lot of those guys simply stealing and beating their neighbors hard as they could on these restarts and that's why a lot of these cars got together so Kyle Busch right then you can't pass with this package. Is he right. He's been saying saying in almost all year you it's difficult. It's diff- whenever you give something more to a race car and then following a race car takes ecstatic away. I eat arrow. We have downforce whenever you have a car that has a Lotta downforce but then getting in behind the car takes it away. It's a bigger bigger penalty. If no car had any downforce within getting in behind the car is no penalty that makes sense. Yep But now you've given a lot of downforce and you get in behind. It's a larger penalty. were running around. This is the first time in a long time that forever that a cup car ran around qualifying wide open <hes> the car had so much drag so much downforce and new tires new tires soon ran around wide open if you're trying to restart that way and your wide open and and the guy next to you is wide open the only thing you can do is steal from him and that means trying to get him to get out of the gas trying to side draft draft trying to aero. Give him the disadvantage and that's why these cars were so close. Multiple wrecks were caused. If we look at guys side-by-side trying it is rubbed the door decals off and ended up getting that inside car loose and after that it's essentially a big one <hes> that's happening and most of the time we saw it off a turn too too early in Iran because realistically down in three and four guys are kind of spread out already royalty wide open the momentum's going when you're still crowded you mean most most of the events took place over on the I would say the south end of the track over and turns one and two and it was really just guys being having to be mean to you know that you come to a four-way stop. There's always that guy arrives through having to make your moves on restarts isn't new no that's where a lot of the guys have been saying for a few years now that you you have to really take advantage of restarts well and the thing about Indianapolis Motor speedway with being so flat. It's not conducive to being to to to begin with <hes> the guy on the outside. Elaine really has the disadvantage because he's taking a longer way around the track right yeah and that guy on the bottom doesn't wanna live because he's going to try to get as much as he can. It provided some of some really good excitement if you if you're looking from a fan standpoint but we tore a lot of race cars in the end of the day. Kevin Harvick's guys ran up front qualified on the pole ran up front all day long and Dan came home the victors Kudos to them. He did win the race. He is in the playoffs solidly as we mentioned earlier three wins on the season. Let's hear what he had to say after the race we've we've definitely made some strides in and getting where we closer to where we want to be. I think we still have some you know some things that we have to work on it at certain styles racetracks but this is survive in advance and you don't necessarily have to have the fastest car. We had the fastest car day. Maybe not the best handling car but we survived <hes> and you know really a day like today is is a lot like how you're going to have to approach you know every race in the playoffs and it's really about the details of how you go through practice and how you start the race and you know what you do when things are wrong and what you doing things or writen and and it's just covering those details and it's a one week at a time grind <hes>. I don't think today's race sins a message. <hes> you know to to anybody other other than we are doing a good job over the last few months of on the days when we have cars that are capable of winning. We've been you know getting good finishes out of him and Bin to Victory Lane a few few times over the last three months so that's the most important thing is is that you know. I think for us. We have a lot of confidence in each other and the things that we're doing right now and sometimes sometimes that's more important than fast cars eliminating the mistakes they go to victory lane and they do roll into the playoffs with some momentum yeah momentum again and we mentioned it <hes> multiple times when you have it. It's cool. When you don't have your head anything so right now. Those guys clearly have the momentum and we use the word momentum madam. You could almost substitute it for confidence yeah. You're not pointing fingers. You're not searching for answers. You're continually doing what you've been doing because it's been successful bill and that's where that momentum word. Kinda gets used slash. Confidence is really the more important thing you know what you're doing. You're you're pit crew twenty-six races into the season you know they're now. They're routine has been established because clearly up to that point. They've been making mistakes on pit road so now they've got. Those things worked out. The strategies worked out the evolution of this car. Twenty six races in has worked out so now we know there's no searching you now. It's a matter of taking what we have and still making it better for these last ten races all right the playoffs are set to begin at Las Vegas Motor speedway coming up this weekend it will also be the end of the first round in the Gander outdoors truck series reas- playoffs the xfinity guys one more race to go before their playoff field is that we'll talk about all that still ahead on out loud. It's the money that you've all been waiting for. That's right outback delivery is here. They can enjoy lawyer affect favorites. Anyway has signatures Senate Katsu in its he will guide. I Ponti flooded the borrowings. It'll have fear it's was thanking loves to for night time. It's into year DOT COM advice. Your oldest because affect delivery is outback. 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Com freightliner run smart now. I know what we had. I mean we had lightning in a bottle. I'm we had fifteen fifteen out of seventeen years or fourteen out of seventeen years is that or just out of this world and we had a great run. There is no doubt about it but unfortunately just the just where our relationship went in the final couple of years. We weren't bringing the best out of one another and that's why we had to had to change pass. I still think is best achieved ever walked through the garage area. I do I miss biggest biggest fan of proponent. William is a great student for him to teach in evolve as a driver so I'm happy for them. Of course I want to beat them of course won't outrun them but it's Chad Kaos and he knows what he is doing and he's developing William at a rapid rate. They're doing a great job. How would I have learned through this. Two or three year. Drought drought in difficult time just how important the team is. I've known it. I've lived it and I've been the beneficiary of some amazing teams. James and I just didn't realize how fragile was until I got involved and had to start building that and help select the right people to put in place to build that team. It's been it's. It's been interesting. Jerry enough through it. I've learned a ton I mean I I really have and I think we're in a spot. Now that that everybody can see where where the hard work has gone then we're starting to this show up and perform Jimmy Johnson talking about the parting of ways with he and Chad canals in the off season now for the first time in the modern era. If you all of the chase and the playoffs Jimmy Johnson seven time champ will not be a part of it. He's working with cliff. Daniels now is engineer and those guys really do seem to click together and they were very very fast car before <hes> the thing that you mentioned earlier happened a car on the outside of him simply pulled him around no contact it just the air pulled him around ironically enough the twenty four car which had canals and those guys out there raising hard for a position on initial restart <hes> a record that realistically probably is going to be very difficult to to attain again the run he had from the first year of the initial chase with through the modifications all the way with now we have the playoff system is his first first year not being in that top sixteen that last ten used to be ten cars and expanded to twelve and now sixteen <hes> but him in. Chad canals had a record of the seven seven championships <hes> besides Dale earnhardt Richard Petty. That's going to be tough to attain. The five in a row was unbelievable right. I don't think anybody will ever do that again. I mean that's it's just amazing to see that and and again knowing the drivers that he'd beat <hes> okay so we could see five championships in a row in the truck series if you were over there dominating the field is a little bit thinner but you're talking about in the heart in the meat of the industry when he won those five against some really good team when I was in a Taytay right right but on the other end of that spectrum you had drivers that were trying to get in for the very first time and guys were getting in maybe the second or third time and and we were really looking forward to Daniels whereas you know coming from that the switch from Stewart Haas <hes> over to Stewart Hospital. I'm saying and trying to get his way into the first time in just had a problem early points points. He missed it by four points and Ryan. Newman is the guy who squeaks in at the very end he and Clint Boyer tied. You mentioned William Byron Thirteenth seed for him. Kyle Busch the top seed Denny Hamlin Second Martin true ex junior third one of those guys have in common yeah the same same they they run out of the same house yeah the same little little shop over here in Huntersville Ville Yeah Yeah so they they've got really going on heading into the playoffs. Joey Logano the four seed Kevin Harvick the fifth seed as we get set to head to Las Vegas Motor speedway this weekend and opened the playoffs. Go back to something. Kevin Harvick said there a moment ago about survive in advance and I've always liked that phrase we hear it in association with the NC double a basketball tournament and and it's kind of the way that we have to approach these playoffs on the Cup side in particular. I've heard more than one guy say that or a variation of that. It's not go out like gangbusters particularly in the early rounds. It's don't do anything dumb to knock yourself out. Somebody is going to have some trouble. Somebody will not advance because of something that happens to them. Some something something circumstantial yeah interesting. We have ten races left but there's only one race. Were you can win the championship the last one you have to get their first. I now you can make such critical mistakes or catastrophic failures in your execution that you won't get the homestead but once you get outside and you're not there. There's nothing you can do to get back in and so that's what they're looking to do this. I three ray segment we go. We Go Vegas you know and Edmund Richmond and then the ruble. You don't want to have anything that knocks you out and be not move onto the last it's not it's not necessarily dominate the field. Don't do anything bad bad exactly right because it's hard to make up with these sixteen drivers. Everybody has that same mentality so it's not like everybody else's throwing haymakers and just a matter of where the Jacks ax fall on the ground and I'm I'm GONNA be fine. If you're making mistakes and others aren't it's hard to leapfrog them. Once you made your mistake and a guy like Kyle Busch who wins the regular regular season championship against the extra bonus points he rose into the playoffs fifteen points ahead of second-placed him because he won the regular season championship. That's a guy that's going to be hard it to derail in that first segment. I mean he could theoretically have to maybe even three not graces and still advanced just on the point cushion that he's built up if you look at the playoff points and all that that he's accumulated during the regular season he's one of the few drivers that could make a mistake in this first round not be concerned yes. He has that that cushion two two years ago when Martin Tricks Junior essentially had a fifty point cushion going into the playoffs he just need to show up to the race track and do whatever he wanted to do and he was getting home just ride around and he was fine the last two two years. We had the big three we've had now. We have really nobody sitting on top of each other from a big three or big to our big four standpoint. Everybody has to be on their their mind. Their PS and QS men not not make the mistakes to take themselves out again once you get out. You can't get back tough. I was talking with Kyle Larson Darlington and he said once you have that bad racing around you pretty much know you almost have to win. You have to keep advancing exactly now. As far as that playoff mentality goes we chatted with brackets lasky about that or heard what he he said. Let's take a look at that. It's a tough stretch it. It's meant to be tough. <hes> it's really intentionally designed to be tough quite honestly <hes> and <hes> it's it's part of the <hes> against the responsibility of of having a great team to drive for <hes> and and having <hes> you know an opportunity to leave a mark on sport that's been around for decades and we'll be around for decades after. I'm gone so that's a a real special time in anyone's life and <hes> I think <hes> you just I just WanNa make the most of three wins on the season for bratty comes in as the sixth seed in the playoffs and he and his teammate Joey Logano in pretty good shape as we roll into the first round here as you mentioned Vegas Richmond and the Roble at Charlotte Motor speedway <hes> one other point about Brad though just a violent violent crash that he had Indianapolis. Do you think we might see something changed at that point where he wrecked in the track before we go back it absolutely astounds me how we as a series or an industry can roll around a two mile or a mile and a half track or two point six six at Talladega track and inevitably spin out and find the ten foot area and around two point six. That's the worst area to hit and we find it. What are the odds it happens more more. We can say over and over and over again and clearly that position on the track now. The tracks idea was look. We had a spot there. It was well protected you. You got out of your car unhurt. They were tires. There and also in speedways mentality was yeah. We had an area there but we did a good job. Protecting it and rightfully so brad was not hurt. It was a vicious wreck between the tire barriers and the he poured out of the car essentially because it was up at an angle and he's got to get me out of it was like an escape hatch move but at this speeds it we're going because we're running so wide open you don't have the opportunity to lift until after the wreck and your you had like he hit the wall and really turn left and never slowed down because the car was never sitting on its tires going straight. He was just scrubbing <hes> not having any control and going to that in that that area so it'll be interesting to see the track has reached out to him. He wanted to make point with indycar drivers and again. That track isn't just a oval anymore. It's got a road course and that's portion the road course that the cars come out on the backstretch. <hes> and that's why that opening is there so it'll be interesting to see how they how they do address it or attack the safety of it but realistically. Brad wasn't hurt so again. Kudos to the speedway <hes> because in the past we've Seen Jeff Gordon hit those inside walls at weren't protected. Let's forget the car safety itself because that's a factor actor in addition yet but it was golly was violent. It was an amazing incident but again it looked and Brad actually said I said Man <hes> you can see wreck years ago at California and took a helicopter ride to the hospital. I said that was spectacular. This one looked worse. He Goes Nah wasn't worse. It just looked that way so good and landing castle with violent crashes ashes well some big crashes on the Xfinity side. We'll talk about them in a moment as their regular season finale comes up. Why do you think we saw so many of those harder crashes than we've seen in years past indy well because again you're wide open and your corner speeds because the amount of downforce we have we are entering the corner and going through the corner owner and a much faster speed than we were in the past we used to have faster straightaway speedo and slower corner speeds. Now we've gotten slower straightaway speeds. It's and faster corner speeds and actually one of the concerns that goodyear has to work on because our loads on these tires are higher. Even though the overall speed is down our corner her speeds and our entry speeds are a little bit higher so as we go through these first three races in the playoffs Las Vegas Richmond and the role at Charlotte you look toward the back of that field and you see guys from like <hes>. I don't know say ninth eighth ninth on Back Kyle Larson Alex Bowman Eric Jones Ryan Blaney there you see the the the the field <hes> William Byron Eric Merola Clint Boyer Ryan Newman those guys who is a guy who can kind of pop out of that group and maybe be a dark horse well without a caution yesterday. The one person that comes to mind is over on the right side of that screen. That's the number twelve or Ryan Blaney. There simply running really well all over the team penske camp but they simply can't finish the deal right yeah. That's one of those <hes> similar to what we talked about with Kevin Harlan earlier in the year. Kevin Harvick was having having the same issue but over on that right side. You've seen the the elevation of William Byron you seen Eric Jones winning a week ago. Any one of those guys could really jumped to the forefront but again. It's going to be hard to leapfrog four five really good guys like who can't win a race Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin Tricks Kevin Harvick Joy Lugano Brackets laskey. They've all all won multiple races this year. That's going to be hard to leapfrog and get over them so you're not looking to try to beat all them guys right now. You just don't want to be at the bottom of that list. At the end of this first I <hes> stage four guys will be eliminated after those first three races do those tracks favor any driver or drivers in particular with Vegas Richmond and the and the royal level you know I think when you go to Vegas anything if you can be associated with a gibbs car you know and that's the Eric Jones mentality over there. He was over on the right side of that screen to the point section section. You know I think he really looks promising and I'm actually going to say the only person I see that. That's at a deficit. It'd be easier. Safe would be like a Ryan Newman. <hes> that rash guys you haven't seen the speed from them to say we're going to go out and advance by winning but he such a blue-collar journeymen were consistent exactly right He. He's daddy exactly and no mistakes. Those guys don't tear up a bunch of race cars and they just like at the end of the day. You're like Newman. The finished finished seventh. How do you finish twelfth and he'll just blue collar you to death so that's the only the the deficit is because of Ryan Newman but it's really about the support forecast around him all right another time out here on out loud. We've still got some xfinity series action talk about as they face their regular season finale at Las Vegas and it's the the elimination race in the playoffs for the Gander outdoors truck series. Brett MOFFITT has won the first two. We'll talk about that next. Did I America. It's the moment you've been waiting for. That's right outback. 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Series Been Johnny solder has just been tripping over themselves <hes> and and with with the issue of not being able to identify Hanafie why they're they're not like in the Kevin Harvick mentality of earlier say our trucks have been stupid fast and we're just tripping over our feet on pit road yeah. It's just been an anomaly of of years for Johnny. Solder 'cause you you just can't him and Matt craft in a realistically like the new Ron Hornets and Mike Skinner. They were in that series and they're representing the series areas and you're always going to be in the top two or three battling positions. Johnny simply hasn't had the year that he's wanted to over there backing authorities four or remember he had all that stuff in the middle part of the season where he got tangled up with Austin. Hill and then wound up being suspended for a race. He's only two points out chasing his teammate grant in finger to advance Tyler Ancram in the eighth spot and he's some fourteen points back but two guys will not advance after Las Vegas Motor speedway and you have to look at the usual suspects Brett Moffitt. There's already one to Ross chastain has been very fast freezing up into the third spot in the standings and Matt Craft and another veteran who has a really good record over history not necessarily <unk> this year on the mile and a half tracks and Austin hills. Come on of late as well yeah. They need to go to Vegas <hes> every driver you just mentioned and just have a good race <hes> we don't need to be. We don't need put a cap on it becomes Superman <hes> the driver. That's having the most fun so far is realistically ten races. Ago Wasn't doesn't even collecting points off dame. Ross chastain always got a smile on his face always realistically <hes>. I don't want to say flipping the series the bird if you will but really has no concern over who cares what about what he's doing like. He doesn't if he upsets anybody or upset everybody. He's happy about it because that's what got him here. Driving up watermelon big time driving hard and having those niece motorsports guys really give him really fast trucks they they do have the alliance with G. L. S. but but he's beating those guys right. He's beating guys that realistically in the past have been considered better drivers and now he's beating them in their own equipment so Kudos to those guys. That's the one driver I hope can make homestead to to put on the show there because again that kind of track favorites his driving style but the other guys as we you mentioned Johnny Sauter only two points out. This thing is still wide open. One of the guys could win that we don't expect one of the guys <hes> could beat somebody by what three spots and advance. That's all takes at this point. The the margin is so close at the back end of the field. That's all it takes you know in truck racing at Vegas again as a as a wide open scenario these guys are going to be. It's almost like a mini daytona slash slash Talladega. It's a full on draft wide open for most of the corners and the thing offers that Vegas as you can go from the very bottom all the way to the top to try to get the best run possible possible so if your trucks not handling on the bottom line you can go to the middle or top and figure out where it is but you're going to be wide open for most of that mile and a half and produces one of the best race of the weekend we we will have by the way here on the motor racing network the world of West Gate. Two Hundred Gander outdoors truck series playoff race number three eight thirty this coming Friday and it is is Friday the thirteenth. Are you superstitious. Now it'll bring justice. It'll be a full moon yeah. I'm not really superstitious right. It's just a little service officious that makes all the difference as we go out there for a tripleheader weekend. It's GonNa be interesting to see. You've got a lot of team. Trucks running together in in the <hes> in the truck series there with Stewart freeze and also having the affiliation with then you've got the door sport guys with crafting and finger and johnny solder up in the standings yeah. I'm looking forward to the next three races in the truck so they don't go consecutively but they're they're the Vegas race which will be cut off and you got Talladega which who knows it was just crazy and then on the complete opposite end of Talladega Martinsville Yeah Right. It's like a slow motion. Talladega if you will be as much carnage at Martinsville's at Talladega will produce but the next three races obviously give you a really good idea. It's going to really dwindle the field down and then really put the pressure on whoever goes the Phoenix to try to make that last cut of the final four four for homestead so they have a really good set racist coming up that will provide a lot of good opportunities for the good teams as long as they don't make mistakes and anything can still happen for sure. We've seen a a lot of that in the truck series so far. This season set for another time out here on. 'em Are out loud. We'll talk about some xfinity racing and what we can expect there when we come back America. It's the moment you've all been waiting for. That's right outback delivery is here. They can enjoy lawyer affect favorites. TANIWHA has cut sue and it's he will guide. I Ponti Cook Borrowing Type here. It's too for a date nodded. It's year DOT COM advice. Your oldest because affect delivery is outback steakhouse. Aussie rules delivery viability varies delivery judgment headline. It wasn't just bill to be a museum. 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Out Loud presented by outback steakhouse aware if you're with us on a Monday you can go buy outback steakhouse and get a free blooming onion because of the top ten finish by Kevin Hart. This would have been a <hes> almost three strike kind of weekend. You can get a free blooming on you can read it for free tires and you could have gone applebee's and seen a fight you you could have happened. We're GONNA talk a little more expenditure racing in a minute but what happened we see all this back and forth between Michael Annett and Mike Harmon and next thing you know there may be a fight ate at a restaurant spectacular what happened yeah. That's amazing well. <hes> how did this get out of hand clearly. They had an on track incident <hes> and Mike Harmon is in a lower refunded team. Michael Annett is over at junior motor sports and has won a race early or earlier in the year and moved on to the first round of the playoffs and they got together and for whatever the reason again Mike Harmon just trying to make a living man yeah. He's out there with his own team. It's M. HR Mike harmon racing <hes> and they got in each other's way and it ripped up Michael and that's car and Michael Michael Annett voiced his displeasure as driving has drivers do and I think he kind of went overboard and Mike Harmon said well and my Karma Heftier got <hes> Michael and that's it's not <hes> and that would be an interesting contest hustle. Yes Yep that'd be an interesting tussle because you have the youth and enthusiasm of Michael Lynette and you have the heft of Michael Harmon and I'm not sure that one wouldn't really doubt do the other one and the next thing you know. It's it's it's blown up on social media yeah and here we go people are going. Are they really good applebee's. What's going on my Karma was at Applebee's and chose to Curtis. I thought it was nice of him to invite him over. He was inviting him for anything pleasant. They were GONNA stand in line at the buffet in chat a little bit and <hes> but the first time I've ever seen applebee's involved with an invitation to kick my but yeah it's <hes> it was. It was certainly unique back on the track. Meanwhile Kyle Busch wins again at Indy. He will not be able to raise as many in the xfinity series next year this year. They're cutting them back. The Cup guys back again voiced his displeasure about that decision but I can understand both sides of the argument there but be that as it may just all comes home second still looking for that first victory of the season did pick up stage win but has anything changed the dynamic make from what we've been talking about all season the big three and who else is going to be in that group Justin. All Guy was on the bumper of KABUA's that entire last lap that was really an amazing easing finish <hes> with again cars that were very equally done. KABUA's games from back <hes> earlier from the strategy that he played and was able to stay out front and had the lead lead and justice simply couldn't by him and I think that's what we looked for from Justin even though he didn't win a race that's the roar hasn't yet has at one yeah yeah yeah. He didn't win that race and hasn't won this year but we've been talking about me personally expecting him to be in contention the whole time and that's not like they've been running around in the bags beyon- and again. That's one of those teams like the Kevin Harvick Rodney Children's nineteen races of this year. Speed wasn't the problem album it right everything else that you can go back and identify whether it was the car number was put on wrong to a pit road issue to what is here exactly or it was something else to see other track even though. Oh he didn't win on Saturday that performance when we talk about momentum again it gives them the confidence to quit pointing go. Hey we can do this and that's the Guy Still Hill I'm still saying he's going to contend with those other big three guys that we've seen perform all year Austin Syndrich and other guy to keep an eye on he's kind of crept up the board here late in the season with a couple of of course victories and they do have the road coming back where he should be very good again foaming at the mouth foaming at the mouth three road course earlier. He could've won easily. <hes> one the two those are good on all three of one all three winning contention and could have really <hes> so that rivals the one he's looking to capitalize on that one win to be able to get him to the next day the play yet to go to the next round now as they roll into. Las Vegas Motor speedway. What kind of an event can we expect there that that track surface is getting more worn every single day. It seems like a now it's become attract where you have to pay more and more attention to your tires and not only that but it does it offers up just like the truck series not near near as much wide open throttle but realistically the track does open a very wide for that series as well and produces really good racing because we talked earlier when a car is following following a car you have these guys following each other and this guy can't run as fast as this guy but if I can move around the track I love your car yesterday but if I can move around around this guy's not penalizing this Guy Arrow and that's what Las Vegas offers is the simple fact that I can move away from the penalty and be able to get by you if I have an equal or or better car but you can't do that in a place like Indianapolis because you pretty much got to be young low right plus they don't have joey and little her care to help to make it happen <music> now see he he just fainted on your there as we move to the end of the regular season in the xfinity series not much drama at the back of the pack their Ryan Sieg in I met twelfth spot the final spot that will advance and make the post season and he's got like a hundred and some point lead over the next guy in line regarding yeah the only thing would have to happen as one of those guys outside of the top twelve would be pull off a miracle or some kind of win again <hes> nothing against their talents. Jeremy Clements Pass Winter. We Got Brandon Brown Ray Black Junior. Josh Williams Garrett Smith ethylene those cars <hes> there. I have a tier system. I don't know if we've ever talked about on the show but there are tier three team <hes> and it's difficult to jump right in a tier one and be contending for a win their solidly in tier three their hopes are to gain and become a tier two team yeah and that's what that's what their goals are. We are looking for the the the the just all of the world that are solidly Tier Two. They need to take that step to become a tier one. I think the top twelve with Ryan see holding holding down that twelfth spot is pretty comfortable. Yeah it's GonNa. He can't be caught from behind this knowing that we have to have a new winner say to knock a guy like that out of contention all right that <hes> where we're going to head this week in Las Vegas Motor speedway to open the Cup series playoffs the sixteen drivers will kick things off out in Sin City and what happens in Vegas stays stays in Vegas. Don't forget a big week coming up here on the motor racing network. Nascar live comes your way Tuesday night at seven o'clock eastern time Mike Bagley is your host a lot out of playoff talk coming up on that show as well and then we get back in action here on the motor racing network Friday the thirteenth the world of West Gate Two hundred third playoff race in the Gander outdoors with truck series comes your way Friday night eight thirty. I'm waiting. He's Joey see right here next week.

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MRN Outloud! - Mar 4, 2019

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MRN Outloud! - Mar 4, 2019

"This is M R N out loud on M R N dot com, presented by bloom and Mondays at outback steakhouse and also brought to you by Hercules tires ride on our strength. All right out loud country way after the full package at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We saw the effects of the air ducts the lower horsepower the higher downforce Joey Logano goes to victory lane for the first time this season. The defending champ punches playoff ticket early this year instead of waiting like he did last year. Kyle Busch wins two of the three races the truck and extended races, but doesn't get the weekend. Sweep and a lot more happened. And it seems like Joey some fans are still not satisfied understand. Everything's a work in progress. But I think this was better the result of the race. When you have. Who are the four drivers that that ran for the championship and homestead? There was Harvick yet. There was gone. Oh, yeah. There was true eggs, and no, no, not true exit. It was the big the big three. And joe. Yeah. I agree with that. Yes. Yeah. You had three of those drivers contending for the win yesterday. So the cream still rising through experts as strong as he normally has been they weren't, you know, top ten it's kind of funny when you consider that a failure. But when you have the drivers that were contending for the win with Joey and Brad and Kyle and Kevin and Kurt Busch around at the top five with strategy the cream the cream is going to rise to the top, regardless of what configuration I'm not saying package ever again, unless like something from UPS or an anti package guy now unless I get something from FedEx or UPS, but the point is good is going to be good glue matter what obstacles you throw at them when I was on the roof for the two hundred and sixty seven laps and I was working hard. Her. I felt that if these spotter driver is working harder than the vision of what I'm watching is closer and more interesting going on. I don't see how people I got. I would like to find one of these people that go all the racing wasn't any better angle. What do you want was it was it the best race ever in Las Vegas? No. But as we're gonna learn later on who who sometimes the configuration of the race cars isn't the problem. Who right? I don't know how much how much better we could make Vegas. I agree. It's a mile and a half track. Right. You know, when we relatively recently repaved, we run New York marathons we run Boston marathons we have the tour de France are those guys battling 's. No, by the way after our talk last week. I'm going to tell you this just as an aside after our talk about bowling last week. And I got sucked into watching some PBA this. Weekend in the hotel room. And it was really interesting FOX as an amazing job this year, but the stats and the Drakkar and being able to follow the drivers. But anyway, but we're going on these marathon visions of the editorial France and these two hundred sixty seven lap races there long races. You're not gonna have forty guys forty wide inverted. But that's the way all the races used to be back in the day that I just don't understand. What was I fan of the Pat was I a fool. Oh almost did. It violated your own role was I have fan of this configuration. No, I'm not because the lack of horsepower took us. So when we caught a lap car the penalty, we paid for the arrow we couldn't get on the gas and recover immediately. The hook for auto response was less xactly, and it took us. Another two laps to get the motor wound up just to get back to position to pass the lab cars to get a good run though. The arrow. Penalty is so great. And now the motor is down so low that it that's what I don't like. Well, then help me understand this. My understanding was that with these air ducts that that take the air in the front and blow it for lack of a better term out the wheel wells and make a wider wig Daniel Hamrick. I had a hospital with him this weekend in Las Vegas, and he described it as if you're on the water, and you see the wake that your boat makes and how the waves kind of go out like a triangle shape spread out further. It's supposed to be like that to make a bigger. Pocket of air that you can ride in without getting all that turbulence. So if that's the case why then is it not easier to make a move. Okay. Because using your example, you're now behind the boat in this boat. And there's more wake that wake is disturbing because now are spread out wider rice spread out wider, which means it's creating a larger area of disturbance, and our cars now have more downforce than they've ever had. We're almost over three thousand pounds of downforce. We ran a little over two thousand we are fifty percent higher on down for right? And so everybody needs that. Well, if I'm riding behind the boat, and I'm looking through this wake my car has less downforce than the car that I'm trying to pass. So that's why it's difficult. So now a Leventis there on it to keep the car. Stuck nasdaq? Right. I gotcha. Yes. So what the what the side ducks do is a create a area that when you get closer to guys it creates the racing better. But when you're following behind that tugboat ereck. Correct. We behind it creates more of a disturbance and makes it a little more difficult to pass. Now when you get away from that day, I e guy on the bottom lane gone the toppling, then you're more equal with those aero ducts, you don't take the big penalty. Because a we've slowed the cars down, we have more downforce. Now, we can raise more side-by-side that accomplished exactly what we wanted to. But by introducing a better result in certain areas, we've increased the penalty and other areas, and that's kind of consequences for any action. Look if you listen to any of the interviews post race other than Joey Logano. Maybe Brad may be Kyle Busch. Maybe NASCAR cobblers wasn't thrilled. Nascar wasn't thrilled with what they saw. Right. But it was progress was progress, and that's what we have to look at. We have an idea. Sometimes you have to identify what to do wrong in order to do. Right. And we've made gains. But it's not a thousand percent. Oh, this is the one thing that there is no one thing. No. And that's. What we have to understand because we take the same car and we race on a flat half mile track. And we race on a two and a half mile oval, and we race on a road course. And we race on a half mile banked. It's the same car in. Sometimes there are variations in the package configuration. Whatever you wanna call it. Yeah. And there are and we're trying to adapt distract specific. We're trying to adapt. This vehicle to a racetrack. And sometimes the package doesn't fit the program. All right. We'll talk about some numbers that go to what joy was addressing their. We've got a thing from Joey Logano that he said post race that I think everybody needs to hear as we move forward with this. We'll also talk a little bit more about Joey's soapbox. You wanna make sure you're here for that? We got a lot to come on out loud. Don't forget it is bloom and Monday if you're checking this out on a Monday Kevin Harvick with a fourth place finish. That's a top ten. That means if you go to outback steakhouse, you get a free blooming onion, tell them little Joey sent you and you'll get. That more to come on out loud. Good bloom in crane bomb. The Bobby Czyz stain. Blue. Boom. Night. That would it's all up back. Whatever you drive wherever you go. Hercules tires will get you there. Whether you're running on dirt or wanting a job. Art, dependable high-quality tires of the perfect fit for your needs fron match. Value selection and warranty with industry leading road hazard protection. There's only one choice Hercules tires to learn more. 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And usually something happens the last run and Brad gets a little better. And for some reason is less, you know, pits out. They make a good change in. He becomes the fastest car any wins. And he's done that here plenty of times. And I looked in the mirror like, oh my gosh. This is happening again. I can't believe it. And he's able to get by me. I hope it's just didn't happen. I can keep trying to get in front of them again. And was able to get a run on a lap car and be able to work down into the corner in NBA clear, and but I brought my tires off so bad trying to get back in front of them that I was just working so hard inside the car trying to to maintain the gap. And I was in good shape. And I caught a lap car. And he went up into the top lane, which is where I was running. And I followed them right in there. And I was like, oh, no. And I just lost a ton of time. And then brought Brad close enough to where he can catch draft off me to close up the rest of the gap. And I thought me good this thing. This thing's four hundred miles. I just told the Pennzoil. People. Let's not make this race any longer that was Joe's just the right lane. Four zero five would have been a little bit too long. So it is cool though. I remember sitting up here on the stage when they announced the Pennzoil is going to be the sponsor for this this race. And how important it was for me to win this day? So it's cool to be able to deliver for them. Go Joey Logano how about this? The driver of the twenty two car won his twenty second career Cup race in the Pennzoil four hundred if you're into numerology, but he said something interesting there that goes to your point about getting behind that lap car and losing some time and allowing Brad to get back to him there toward the end. It's just a bigger penalty. And again, what the occurs is these Motors. I it's a two fold problem. You drive down the corner with three thousand pounds of downforce on your car. You drive down. You're getting behind that boat. Wake that you reference to five minutes ago. And all of a sudden, you're in the top of the wake and now your car has twenty five hundred pounds of downforce. You're not getting around the corner. And it's driving different the same speed. You did before because now with our new configuration. These Motors are more like restrictor plate Motors. They take a little time to get going. We used to run one lap in qualifying to go fast. Now, we can run almost three to go fast. Speaking of that. Let's talk about qualifying here in a minute. That was something. Yeah. So that's the difference in these Motors take a little while longer to get going again. Well, if you're down and three thousand pounds of downforce, and all of a sudden you've lost five hundred your corner entry speed was still the same as it was. Well, now, your you're cargoes up the tracks. Now, you're out of the gas. Right. Well, you're out of the gas on a motor that takes three lap to get going. Again. There's your problem at least to reach its maximum, exactly. A meanwhile, the guy behind you. And I haven't mentioned the fact that the spoiler looks like a billboard on the back of your card. It's gigantic. It's so big they had to make the top of it clear. So they'd have see through it. Now, the out the rear view mirror. Some would say Jain Norma's John Norma's when you get out of the gas because. The cars have so much drag. It's like putting the brake on. Okay. So now, we've lost five hundred pounds of downforce. We can't turn the wheel we had to lift on the throttle to to stop our turn because remember going going up into the wall. And now when we get on the gas it takes three more laps to get going. Again. There's the problem you have a guy that's ten car lengths back. He didn't experience the wake because he's running a higher line. He never had to lift in his car is going to the center fashion than yours. So that's what they're they want that they want the ability for the second place guy to catch the first place guy. They want that. But it's the penalty that the guys are taking in fourth and eighth place in tenth place. We fell back to thirtieth in the twenty one wood brothers car with Paul and we fell back to thirtieth due to traffic, and then took us all afternoon to get back in the top fifty Kyle Busch was the only guy who really came up through the traffic quickly. But then he reached a point where it was harder for him as as he got to the better cars. He couldn't advance as quickly. Yeah. And we saw we saw Kyle Larson who had a really goofy too many men over the wall that happened more than once. We did you see what happened to him though? He reached down into the guy the guy put his hand on the on the hill on the ground and the pit box guy loss he was still over on the correct side of the wall. The guy standing on this side of the wall who he lost his balance catching the tires. His job is to stand there and catch tires, right? So the tires are doesn't have to worry about simple enough. I'm gonna stay in here catch tires, but they're eighty pound tires was. He goes to get these tires. He loses his balance where the wall is. And instead of flipping over to pit road. He just reaches over and stops himself from phase planning the minute. His hand it can hit the tyre the minute. His hand hits the ground game show in the buzzer goes off. Yep. Too many men over the wall, you're like it happened to happened two or three now, that's unfortunate. Because the guy wasn't over the wall, right? Our crew guys aren't going to do handstands right around the car. Right. It should be a foot thing. And hopefully NASCAR NASCAR said there. They're looking at they ended up maybe tweaked. Yes. That was a that was a rule that was followed to the letter of the long right guy's hand. But you had guys it was very difficult to pass. But again, sometimes these cars aren't the problem. They they may not be However, I will say to the folks who believe that every race back in the day used to finish forty wide backwards and on fire every single week that the numbers show that this race at Las Vegas was better than a year ago at Las Vegas. Let's look at some of these numbers. I've got some right here for you and twenty eighteen there were twenty three hundred seventy nine green flag passes this time thirty three hundred and forty five in twenty eighteen nine green flag passes for the lead in two thousand nineteen. This most recent race forty seven as a matter of fact, if you add up the green flag passes for the lead over the previous three races before this one Forty-six. Yeah. There were forty seven this past Sunday. So that is progress that is improvement. But I think in the way society is now we're impatient with everything everything has to be fast now. Right when I want it. But there is no one easy switch. You can flip to make everything. Perfect or they would have already flipped that switch saying, I I actually believe that the issue we're having with today's society is that the silent majority are the people that are happy. Right. Okay. It's the negative minority that has the microphone, and they give to people radio shows complaining or more or more vocal than people who are satisfied, and they give two guys radio shows for seven. Yeah. Get on the radio and complaint because one of the most active passing numbers ever was back when we used to tandem race and people I liked it. A lot of people hated it because some people because the silence or the major minority complained loudly. And then you're always going to have that group of people. So yesterday provided great numbers to prove that we moved in the correct direction. But again because there wasn't a flaming arrow jumping through a hoop over a bus with a clown show in a bull. Yeah. And tight rope wires across the start finish line as they flipped over and over in. But that you know that used to happen every every week daily. So that's that's what I really believe it. It's and I'm not gonna use the word irregardless because it's not a word. But regardless of what? Nascar. Does you're going to have the same voices might be different people. You're going to have the same voice to go. That was terrible. Yeah. That was horrendous. And that was the worse race I've ever seen today. It was the only ratios out today. Well, to that point we got a clip from Joey Logano. And this is in his post race media availability after he got the victory at Las Vegas. And he was asked about what you're talking about that that vocal minority. If you will who loudly complained that this was terrible. Listen to what Joey Logano says about that people love to complain. You're gonna give me going here. We go. People love to talk about negative stories. And I don't know why I don't understand it. There's a lot of positive going on in our world. And I'm not just talking about NASCAR racing. But there's plenty of good things that happened. And every time we turn on the news. I'm sick of seeing negative stories because there's all these good stories. They get overshadowed by someone right and negative story or someone getting on Twitter and being all big and bad and writing something that makes them feel better because they want something different. Sometimes those people know what they want. That's that's my opinion. I think when when I look at you know, where we are as a sport. There's a lot of great things coming down the pipeline for us. There's a lot of great decisions that are being made a lot of collaboration of race teams and drivers and sponsors and race tracks everyone's working together. TV partners media, all you guys. Are we're all working together. And there's a lot of good things happening because we're working together. And I think the fans are going to benefit from that. You know, I don't know tell you man, when you have cars racing side by side to the start finish line after how many last was that last run? A long long run. One hundred laps issue. One hundred laps. Yeah. What else do you want? I don't know. Here's trolls on Twitter. And so they are. All right. So that's yeah. That's my round. That's the point of right there that you were just describing Joey llegado said exactly the same thing after the race. There are there is a vocal minority. If you will that is gonna complain. I firmly believe in you, and I've talked about this before if NASCAR came out tomorrow with a policy that said we're going to give every race fan a million dollars Amelean dollars that vocal minority would go will why isn't it two million dollars? Oh, I've got to pay taxes. Now, it's gonna treat my tax bracket. What am I going to do do? You know, the responsibility is gonna take a manage a million dollars. This is crazy. I'm outraged. Absolutely. They would happen, and you can't fix it. You can't fix it. But you know, if you don't like what you're watching just don't watch. Nobody's forcing UNESCO thing about and I love another partner. Here at 'em RN's, Dave moody, and one of the things he always gets people on about how they hate him. He's like your following me on. Twitter. Right. But so you wanna hear what I'm saying? The point that people simply follow or watched to complain. Yeah. That's the that's the Pitta me of that. I think that's part of the age that we're in with the social media, and that type of stuff people can spew and hide behind that Twitter account. But again, we saw you know, Kyle Busch going for three and quite honestly did Brad and Joey have the fastest cars. No cow was pretty fast. He had the pit road penalty late that caught him in the back, but he was going to go for that tripleheader, which is again unprecedented. We're seeing performance from him that is famous. There's no other way to say it he's going to hall of fame. You don't have to like him. But if you're honest, you have to admire his skill and we saw Christopher bell and in Tyler Radic, again, we're we're not gonna talk about Cup drivers and any other series. But those two guys pressured. Kyle raced each other and Tyler stepped over the line and made a wreck there at the end bell climbed out of the car, man. That was exactly that was a lot of fun. That's exactly what those guys appreciate knowing that you were against the big matador of the field. Right. And remember over the years, you mentioned the seven years we've been doing this every single time. We asked the truck guys and extended guys do you want to race against those guys? They say, yes, I've never heard anybody say otherwise except for the same guys that complain that the racing in Vegas was terrible. Right. It's the same group of people that are just it doesn't matter. What we do. Because we we've given too many examples of of the prejudiced with the juniors versus the Kyle Busch and the same series in the same cars, but one of the things that we gonna talk about as we have a little bit of a soapbox here we enjoy. So listen for the bubbles will drag it out here in just a minute. Let's take a quick break. I and you're saying. Okay. What I don't think we can do that. Well, what I'm going to say is is that the finish up. We started talking about earlier is we're spending so much time trying to fix the race cars trying to fix the drivers trying to fix the engines that simply because we race on such a diverse circuit will that sometimes the tracks that were on aren't conducive to the kinds of racing that we want to see, and that's really the we talk about these mile and a half tracks that aren't variable banked. And now that we're running wide open throttles at very high down forces. It's simply a simple economic of mathematics the shortest point between two lines of the shortest distance. Right. And if I can go around the bottom, and it's a show guys. Exactly. Right. Follow. What you mean? I got I'm with you Goethe's. Yeah. No. I got you. I got you. The bottom line is going to be faster than the middle line will be faster than the top line. So the guy simply is going to run the bottom a lot of these tracks that we're racing on as mile and. Half tracks are simply not conducive to the best racing. It's good okay racing. Because of the way the cars have evolved. Right. And they weren't designed for what they're doing. Now. That's it. So sometimes we have to understand that the tracks aren't the or the cars aren't the problem than tracks are, and let's just acknowledged that and move on and go, okay. When we go to Vegas. This is the kind of race we're gonna get you know, when we look at the Kentucky Derby, sometimes it rains sometimes that race isn't conducive to the fastest horse. It's what it is. It's not the horses fault. Right. Right. It's not the jockeys fault. It's the asphalt. There you go. There you go. There you go. All right. That's Joey soapbox. We got to take another break when we come back. We'll talk a little bit about Kyle Busch's weekend. When he almost got the sweet, we'll talk a little bit more about what we're going to see at Phoenix as well. Because that's going to be different than what we've seen in the first three races already. Stay here. Good green. Put a bomb. The bobby? Do. Boom. Cool that outback steak two-night. That would it's all up. I assume raceway got some major upgrades NASCAR. Come and see what all the buzz. Racetracks. Unbelievable which restart bumping. He catches thirty cheering is about. Who's gonna win the desert? Mark your calendar for the ticket guardian. 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It's a different configuration. Let's it's got it's not the full Monty. It's not the half money is just different. It's monty. And that was the one thing about Vegas. It wasn't. We had the full package there. Because quite honestly Phoenix has the full package right now. No, depending on how you look at. There you go. That's my all the elements. They incorporated in these off season changes were in play at Las Vegas. It'll be a little different meanings. We'll talk about that in a moment. First Kyle Busch almost gets the sweep and he was asked early in the weekend about doing that. And it is as you mentioned something that is very very rare in our sport. It's the competition level in the truck series in the fantasy series in the Cup series to do a triple as a really it's a monumental feat. He's he's a four Raeside belief from having two hundred total again, we haven't seen the number two hundred that's across all three national. We haven't seen two hundred since Richard petty. Did it in nineteen Eighty-four in the Cup series? And again, the racing was different. They were racing sixty because they finished forty watt backwards and on fire at the stripe every week. They were racing sixty five times a year in multiple race in the weekends. And again, the competition at that time was a little less because he was a factory back driver at right? We can have arguments on how he got the two hundred the simple fact that Kyle Busch. Coming up on two hundred total wins in the three series is amazing. It's hall of fame that he was asked about that early in the weekend. Here it is for me, though. I feel like Vegas is one of the more challenging because I'm not great here on the Cup side. You know, we've had some some decent runs. A few strong runs. Last year was good for us in the spring race. We ran second. I felt like we could have given Harvick run for his money. If we ever could have restarted up front, but we never did. And with this new package though with the race. And what we saw in practice today. And with what we think the race is going to be like tomorrow, it's going to be a whole new different ball game. So I don't know what to expect or how to figure what our chances are for the victory going after a win tomorrow. I mean, I'd like to say, yeah, we can do it. Sure. But as far as whether I got a top five car top ten cards, so hard to tell right now with being in the pack and driving around guys and see and other guys really fast and drive away from you. And then three runs later in practice. You drive right up to them and blow them by. So it's it's hard. To to give a description on that now keep in mind that the way the rules are now Kyle can only run five truck races five Finnity races. He's used up to the truck races and won them both. He really got pressured by Brett Moffitt and the truck series. The Finnity race was fantastic on Saturday. Those guys were all over each other. As you mentioned Rettig and bell were all over Kyle. And he had a fight to the finish with that one. So there is some there's some really good racing going on there. But he's only got three more truck races. He can run this year. And I think four more expanded erases for the rest of the season. Now, he's doing what he has to do to bring the sponsors. Then again, if you wanna hear opinion on Kyle in the series, you can listen to multiple Lod cast from from last year's episodes. And even as early as last week, we talked about why he's running the series sponsor standpoint, we're not going to beat that dead horse. But again, the guys that are competing against him. They don't wanna beat a backmarker guy. They wanna beat the best. And right now, there's nobody that's better. Even though he didn't win Sunday. And I'm not taking away from anybody that did win. I e Joey Logano and Team Penske. But Kyle Busch is simply the guy to beat. And if he doesn't beat himself as again a mistake yesterday prevented him from really competing against that win. Yeah. That was a pit road speeding penalty. I believe that got him back at traffic still got back up to third and was charging toward the end of that race. We were expecting a little known unknown tidbits now when we have EFI these electronic fuel injected Motors teams have figured out a way to put a pit road limiter on their cars. So we've actually tried to get away from the driver having to stare at the Tak, not as dominant attack on commoner and some lights will teams have figured out a way through throttle positions to manage and have a little more leeway to manage that speed that we don't even talk about. That's very unknown. You might hearing it first right here. Well, NASCAR didn't like the fact that we were controlling our pit road speeds with the throttle at the end of two thousand eighteen. They made an adjustment to the software and said, we'll get rid of that as you know, teams are smart, they found a back way around it. And we've been using we, and I say all three manufacturers have been using a way to manage our pit road speed with a throttle limiter said they throttle position sensor that matches up with our PM that RPM is your pit road speed this week. They said, no more. If we catch anybody using it it's going to be a severe penalty. So yesterday, we on the roof were very adamant about our drivers staying on our lights thinking about the our PM and running all the way down pit road. We were expecting more pit road penalties. And we didn't see that many. But unfortunately Kyle Busch for speeding exactly right pit road. Speeding we were expecting to see a little more. But we didn't. And unfortunately, Kyle Busch did get wrapped up in that one. But that's you know, they they tend to push the limits to begin with. 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Third week in a row NASCAR was the highest rated sporting event on TV everybody. So evidently what I'm getting is everybody that hates the sport made. You look must have been watching. They must have been watching to hate the sport. And that's cool. Keep washing guys you guys you're doing a hell of a job hating our sport driving up our ratings because that's what sponsors look at. I'm not a big. I'm not a big fan of ratings. I still think it's an archaic system. But for some reason it really capture what people are doing with streaming now, for example. Well, it just doesn't it because it's still a could be on different networks year to year out. And it's just it's a goofy system when we take one person, and he's averages out for ten thousand people, right? That's like, I'm Fettes disticts. Like, I'm a huge fan. I don't have a Nielsen's box. Right. I mean, huge bowling fan. I don't have a Nielsen's box for bowling. But third week in a row NASCAR is the highest rated sporting event for the weekend. And that's pretty good. That's a again, thanks to all the haters. Change guys, really caring about the sport to to drive it in the ground, and you're making it more properly. That's that's good. Yeah. All right. Let's move ahead. We're going to Phoenix this we are going to mile track. But everybody calls it a short-track. However will have all the downforce that we've been having and we go back to approximately seven hundred fifty horsepower. We'll have the break ducks instead of the air ducts that we had at Las Vegas. It'll be similar in that respect what we had at Atlanta. But with more horsepower probably somewhere in the neighborhood of two hundred more horsepower. What are we going to see do you think? No. I think the drivers are going to be excited. We're gonna see corner speeds and center speeds a little faster than we're used to. But we're gonna have on throttle time off throttle on throttled will be less than we saw it Atlantic as guys running wide open to the whole corner. So we're going to break might be an issue. We're gonna see a little differently because we have so much downforce that you're able to drive in that corner so much deeper, but we still gotta get the car stopped and turned around. The corner guys are excited for free because they do get their old engine package back. But the configuration is last year's engine with this year's aerodynamics. And it'll be it's it'll be a new toy for these guys to go play with because right now there we haven't been able to test it at this kind of facility with this kind of configuration. The other thing I wanted to ask you about last year. I s m raceway in Phoenix for their second race. Flip flopped the start finish line. It's now on what was the backstretch? So you're now coming off what was turned to. That's now turned four and a lot of guys said they really enjoyed the dynamic from spotters perspective. How crazy were those restart the restarts? Really cool. But the one thing I enjoyed because again, the spotter STAN at Phoenix is in the turn the old turn one to stand. Now is right almost just before the start finish line as we come into four come into three exiting turn four. What's really nice is? We don't have those big wad ups anymore that we used to see. On the old turn four coming to green flags when a guy would MRs shift or get out of the gas because we were so far away. We couldn't pick any of that up to help our drivers. And our teams get through the mess. Some teams are remember a couple years ago. Chad canal, for example, on the pit box was kind of helping spot down there because you couldn't see where the spotters one of the more famous famous guys that would do it was Jeremy brickhouse would actually get a random guy, a friend to go to the normal spotter stand. He would actually go to the grain stand over in turn four and spot the race up in the grandstands simply because the viewpoint and the critical area that you'd always get in. The Rex was over there off return four. So that was that was his solution for. But now that we've rotated the corners around, and we sensually stand in the middle of three and four and we're at the restart area, which is directly in front of us. We have a lot more advantage to prevent those kind of incidences which is really what we are for right. We're we're we might be in performance advantage of some tracks. But we're about safety, and it's a little more safer on the restarts. Once they get. Going man they're going to get down there and spread out. It's without a doubt the whitest area of able to the drivers on any track on a restore on a restart. Yeah. It's pretty phenomenal. It's fun to watch. But then they all have to funnel back down there in a turn in the new turn one. And it really allows the lineup to get jumbled up a great passing. It's fun to watch a Phoenix Tra race. Because again, we considered a short track because of the flat corners but be because of the distance not because the distance because again, if it was a little over a mile. I mean Darlington's not much longer. Right. But it the configure the package of that track with the break ducks and the flat corners it really produces a short trek style mentality. And it's a lot of fun to watch by the way as we wrap up here. We wanna make sure that you're you're aware that the truck series ran the first three events of the year. Now, they are off until we get back to what martinsville Martin. So they don't go to Phoenix ISM raceway. They don't go to auto club speedway in California. And then they come back. So we'll have this week. End right here on the motor racing network. The Finnity series the I canine service dog two hundred three thirty PM eastern time Saturday on the motor racing network Sunday the ticket guardian five hundred comes your way at two thirty eastern time. Kim Kun I will have the pre ratio for either as well. We'll also have full practice. Coverage. Qualifying coverage at mar n dot com. Make sure you're there for all of it. We're gonna have a lot of fun with that. And again, don't forget that tough trucks of NASCAR podcast series. Episode. Three has dropped four comes out this week. I'm what he came. He's Joey Meyer. We'll see right back here. Next Monday for another edition of M R N out loud.

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MRN Outloud - California

Motorsports Monday

27:32 min | 7 months ago

MRN Outloud - California

"Are Out loud is presented by money lion and by Hercules tire. What he came joining you again for our Auto Club speedway edition as we get set the head to southern California and who better to talk to about that then a California guy himself the man who finished second at Las Vegas Motor speedway the driver of the number twenty one Ford Mustang for the weather's Matt Benedetto Matt. Congratulations on a strong. Start to the season and now You go back to your roots a little bit after thank you. That was a good way to start off. You Know Daytona side Starting off year. Vegas I kinda normal race of the year I guess and then So yeah cool way to start going back going back to the home state now for you. Kind of lose track of how big California is when they talk about home state. You're from the area called Grass Valley. How close is that? The Auto Club speedway is that I imagine very different from that particular area right. Yeah for sure I grew up in northern California. Grass valley was probably about an hour away from The Sacramento area in the foothills Sacramento so Auto clubs probably I think Some of my family usually drive down there. It's about a seven ish hour drive so pretty far south. Yeah but I actually had a lot of family that You know lived in La so it's still a family down that way. No you live in North Carolina now but a lot of folks talk about the difference between nor cow and so cal northern California and Southern California. How would you describe the difference? Yeah they're completely different work so you know what people are like. Oh you grew up in California. Was crazy busy up like do. We grew up in a even smaller town than I live in North Carolina. Hickory figuring out there so it's It was pretty Nice area. There really really quiet And basically it was just in the foothills there so very very small town. So that's kind of what I've been a accustomed to growing up and that's why even moving hickory North Carolina people are like. Oh you live in a way out there hickory. I'm like no you have no idea. Well that being said how does a kid from grass valley get hooked on racing? And how do you make that work around your area that got you interested? The interesting story but So my dad was actually big into baseball. Nobody in my family was into really racing cars and stuff but you know it was about the extent of it So we He was passing through the channels on. Tv BY NASCAR. And I made him watch it. And at that time I was riding a four wheeler and a bike and I was wide fricking open on every single day. So clearly they were like okay Motorsports bachelor he likes to go fast. Yeah made him watch NASCAR every single weekend with my mom and my dad was like what the heck do you want to watch that for? Then it became our thing. We watch it every single Sunday and then you know they became do so it just became our our thing in a friend that I played baseball with On our little league teams My Dad was like the trophy ceremony. Like this is my my little Jeff Gordon. He likes baseball but love racing. And well it gets just so happened racist cycle AF speedway where kyle grew up racing. Both come out and check it out and that's how I got started. That is a really cool story. You move from from not much interest in the family to baseball and into racing after that and now here you are driving for the wood brothers. Does something like that kind of make you pinch yourself at times ago. I can't believe all this has happened all the time. Just a fan of the wood brothers that love studying the history you know the team in the in the sport and all their famous drivers and all this stuff and so I was just straight up I mean honestly. Fan and then Bachelor today I would never I would. I couldn't even script the story as crazy as it's been and then I joke all the time and say the only way you would believe the whole story from start to finish and how crazy then how. Many thousands of things that the lineup perfectly. It'd be the right place right time. Like the only way to believe it is hopefully long time from now after I have a long career. I'd have to write a book. You shouldn't that that'd be an interesting read. Just based on what we've talked about so far. I think it would be a Lotta Fun. Met You mentioned The two racist to start this season. Obviously Daytona kind of out liar for the superspeedway perspective. But you had to be really encouraged with a strong runner up finish at Las Vegas Motor speedway the meat and potatoes bread and butter if you will of the series on the intermediate style mile and a half tracks. That was a little bit of of a an early encouragement for you and the whole team was wasn't it? I mean that that's a strong run. Oh yeah the so. The things I'd point out as the you know most encouraging to me is that it was not a one of those picture-perfect weekends. Where you go out. Car was close right off the bat and all this it was one of those weekends where we as a team had to. Click Mesh really well and work. Super Super are together on the carcass. We started you. Know and got looping we were way off on the car And had to work really hard on getting out and we started the race of still needed. More time So we had to make big adjustments me and Greg Erwin my crew chief Ed to communicate back and forth Really well adjusting big on the car in a lot of people were loose. Says you saw so we were not the only one So we were battling the same thing and So we made big swings on that then the right pit calls. I mean and doing all of the things that were. That's what was the most impressive me. All of us are pick through through a ton of work changes and all that stuff. And then droughts day making our way forward where it's like okay. Boom our easy top ten car and then all right now we continue to make the right calls and decisions and put ourselves position at the end. So that is what to me makes an extraordinary team and it just showed me what I already had confidence that this team is so dang good Benedetto the driver of the number twenty one Ford Mustang for the wood brothers and Matt talking about that specific track granted drove for a different team a year ago. But how different is the car itself not necessarily Ford Versa Toyota. But this particular package one year removed. What you saw most recently Las Vegas versus a year ago. Yeah you know so Last year at all far we were. You know. Really trying to build that team We have strengths and weaknesses And we were working on them but we're trying to build the team up and when we go to mile and a half We we fought this kind of some of that. Ross beat Those are it wasn't it was a. It was no secret that our strength were more on the tracks where we had that offer all time The the short tracks on the road courses and we were working on the speed Now fast forward in this year it was just so cool to Hop IN THIS CAR. That was twenty one car. What brothers do we just have to really strong? As far as hordes super fast and then and it was like man once. We just got the car. Handling close in the ballpark the speed of the car just automatically has you up up in the top ten. I mean I'm not driving it any different. It's just how you know how fast those race cars are. And how good they are and make it on the best thing. That was really cool. You know them in the Lions and support the team penske gives I mean. It's just a school strapping in such a such big with really good people around you. Let's look ahead before we wrap up mad at Auto Club. Speedway giant two mile track worn out racing surface. What can we expect there this weekend again? Comparing it to a year ago and what we've learned about these cars in that time It's funny thinking back to ten year ago. None of none of us do a Dang thing going to the track of the rules are so different We don't know how you build your car's need more speed or handling or what so. It's still kind of a moving target. But Yeah we're I plan on the on the plane ride on Thursday to watch the entire race finish from last year But fonteneau fun because it's a little different than like Vegas. You know the surfaces more Warren. How laptops fall off more? So you're in the gas a lot and it feels painfully slow on the straightaways for this package. And you're kind of drafting and all that mess But Lap Times also fall off. So it's like where's the fine line of how much speed or handling you want at school? Because the nice thing we on the corner and run off the lanes I mean actors. I think eight different ways you could choose from there to run the line of the guy in front of us. Five billion error in the corner so that just makes it a fun place for racism absolutely going to be fun to watch a love seeing the guy slip and slide out there and concerts around for the different lines Matt. Congratulations on a strong start to the season night. In the standings runner up finish at Las Vegas Motor speedway. Keep an eye out for that number. Twenty one wood brothers. Ford Mustang continued success. We'll see you this weekend. Yeah sounds good thank you? Thanks for having me on there you go matt Benedetto. We'll take a quick time out when we come back. It'll be time for our money. Line financial crew chief segment. Did you know that banks collected over fifteen billion in unnecessary fees? Last year. Come on enough is enough. It's time we took back control of our finances. That's my money. Line is proud to bring you the financial crew chief and to be a NASCAR sponsor. Look no one more about hard work and pursuing their dreams NASCAR FANS drivers and teams. 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Ride on our strength back on ran out loud time now for our money lion financial crew chief segments. It's presented by money lie in the world's most powerful financial membership money line here we roar this week. We had a chance to catch up with Jimmy. Johnson's crew chief cliff Daniels Dylan. Welsh found him at Las Vegas Motor speedway to tell us about auto club speedway this weekend first of all just logistically speaking for getting out of Daytona and getting everything prepared for not only here but all the West Coast races. What kind of challenge did a Monday night? Race present actually presents a big challenge for all of us in the garage with the preparatory or do we need to do to get our west coast cars. Ready to get sent out Obviously the first season. There's always last minute item. So you're checking over adding or updating on your cars Fortunately everyone at hitter. Motorsports did a great job of getting our cars prepared ahead of time. So Tuesday for sure was a long day but once we got the cars loaded to come here to Las Vegas. We felt really good about them and now like wiser are shop is doing a great job of getting everything. Ready for California and Phoenix coming up and looking to Fontana. You weren't in the crew chief role there last year. What kind of challenge do you anticipate that presenting or what are you kind of keeping your eyes out for as we go there next week. California's such a cool place for for us in the four day just the history of the track for what it means to Jimmy. The success over the years so the challenges are being away. What you need for the straight line speed versus the the group in the corners. The track does have off but obviously it's a two mile track and there's a lot of inherent speed you need to have built into your car so there's a lot that we've been working on to make sure we're prepared and ultimately wants to get on track we'll find out the bumps on the backstretch something we always talk about their How do you compensate for that or can you in any way compensate for those? There's a few things that That you can adjust with with your shocks and you're right heights and how you approach your your springs in your bump stops. We've done a lot of work last year. Trying to improve. Not only the bumps on the back straightaway. Which obscure there that you mentioned. But there's also a lot of bumps in the corners to so handling over the bumps premium. Managing Your ride height control is definitely premium again. All of our engineering staff. Everybody at Hendrick motorsports in a great job of last year's of developing shocks and springs and and things correctly to help in those areas so I will be pretty well prepared with it. Being Jimmy's home track his last race. There as you mentioned what? What are your emotions like? Are you know what does it mean to you to be able to go there? And be the guy calling the shots and his his last trip around there definitely excited and there's GonNa be a lot of really positive energy around. There is a lot of his local fans and even family. They're going to be there. I know he's got a pretty large guest list and just to to be in the moment and into share that excitement with him for the last race for his full-time season at which you would call his home track. It's going to be really cool. I can't wait to get going into the weekend. His feedback is always so cool there. He he'll run low hill. Run high quicker than some guys will just move over the tracks so the way he approaches this a lot of fun. We're different looking forward to it with this package of car and racing that we have what is racing at a two mile track like I mean. It's it's obviously in the middle of the mile and a half and the super speedways that we saw last week. So what are the things that you kind of try to prioritize? You know on the car when you race in a place like that. Yeah a place like California so unique because you have such a high level of fall off on which is great for us because setup come so much into play at a place like Michigan which is a two mile over oval. It's so smooth. And there's so much inherent grip on the. You're really doing everything you can to maximize straight-line speed from your car out Shed drag even the expensive downforce California. You kind of have to have the magic mix of downforce Sandra you have the straight line speed for long straightaways as the run goes on and the pace falls off. Have to make sure you have enough fair. Dame Griffin grip too. So it's really kind of a cool a mix of both worlds for us to be able to approach a track like that and it's GonNa be fun. What's the toughest part of the West Coast swing just the grind of three weeks in a row back and forth coast to coast? The grind of three weeks is tough back and forth. And in one of the most difficult things is obviously. We're going to learn a lot in practice today at Las Vegas so anything that you learned that you WanNa get applied to those cars moving forward. They're already through the system and they're basically the day away from being loaded So it's difficult to adapt quickly if you need to. Sometimes you'll see teams come to the West Coast and have a great west coast swing and that can really You know kind of leapfrogged your season in a positive direction and teams that come in struggle. Early it's hard to get caught up in his heart to adapt so With reparation we've done over the winter. I feel we're going to be you know pretty well prepared and the challenge. Just DEP quickly. If if we need to cliff Daniels from Hendrick motorsports sonar financial crew chief segment this week brought to you by money. Line a timeout. Then Kim Kun joins us here on our end out loud. Next time those engines roar don't just get pumped up get five percent cashback with money. Lion are members. Get five percent cashback on up to two thousand dollars in annual purchases of tickets to NASCAR race from authorized ticket sellers. You'll also get five percent off any attract purchases and all purchases on NASCAR DOT COM. 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Ride on our strength. Welcome back to out loud. We're joined now by Kim. Kun My former co host on the NASCAR. Live free ratio. I Miss You. Let me say that right off the bat. It's been a little lonely without you but I'm glad you're here today. Let's talk a little bit about the season today. Only two races and so far. What has jumped out most at you to start the season. I think how well penske drivers and teams have transitioned with all the changes that they made over there basically playing musical chairs with everything they possibly could and right out of the Bat. I feel like both Ryan Blaney enjoy and Brad Keselowski have all been very good and very strong both weekends that we've been at the track. I expect the same going into this next weekend and for me. That was the biggest price because again when you change things you never know teams are going to react. People underestimate how important those personal relationships are and how much a team really is a team sport. It's almost like football. Where the coach and the quarterback all the attention but all the other guys make it go to absolutely and then another thing that stands out to me Hendrick motorsports. I think this could be a year where we see. All four of those cars. Get to Victory Lane I don I don't Wanna I don't WanNa change with you. But they've shown speed. I think the new body on the Camaro is working well for them. I know we're only two weeks and I think auto club is going to be very telling if it continues to be a trend of them being fast and running up front or if it's just maybe a fluke or the first two races. I don't know I I think you're probably right. I think they all will have a very good shot at getting the victory lane this year. You mentioned Auto Club. You're going to be out there this weekend. On pit road opening up with practice. Now give folks that idea if they haven't listened to our streaming practice coverage what they can here on those shows. They can hear a lot of fun. We have a lot of fun on the practice shows. But we're covering all the teams we also kind of we then the story lines of the weekend whether it's on track or off track stuff you'll get some fantasy pigs usually jeff Is VERY ADAMANT ABOUT US. Getting our pigs in for the weekend. No you love to do stuff like that. Sometimes you'll get a little bit of history especially of Winston Kelly's out there working the garage or one of those practices and then we always try if we can to get driver interviews and or crew interviews sometimes even an interview with somebody from goodyear or somebody from the engine shop for our team so we always try to get some different voices outside of to add perspective to the practice shows and if nothing else you'll know where people are running without going refresh refresh your at your desk. Yes and you'll know if something went wrong because that does happen from time to time in practice. I hate to say it but I've had care center duty during practice which is usually very unfortunate kind of a downer. 'cause you're talking to somebody after something bad has it wasn't even in a race which. I guess it's probably. That's a better better time to have something go wrong. Then during a risk for sure you've been out there quite a bit southern California California in general because of all the other things you do with with motorcycles and NASCAR and Indycar. What are some of the things that are in that specific that you would have on your must see list must do list? Oh goodness actually took a trip earlier in the year with my mom to Santa Monica. So it's not that far from where we are out at the racetrack and supervision or what was going on. He turns sixty hour so we took like an art trip together. to celebrate her sixtieth birthday but Santa Monica was so laid back compared to every other part of southern California like Los Angeles and Lax. And that whole can be a little Santa. Monica was laid back and peaceful and anything. There is fine. We went to Venice beach and walk. The beach watched some of these skateboarders. Because they've got skateboard parks so that was kind of a refreshing getaway. So if you have the opportunity if you're out there for the auto club race in you're willing to drive a little bit. It's not too far just to kind of catch your breath Santa. Monica was wonderful out of the way from every all the hustle and bustle sure A lot of folks are familiar with glass case emotion. It's been a huge hit. You and and Ryan Blaney among others on the show. What can we expect this season? I hear that you're going to have some. Some new guest hosts along the way. Yup We're back this season actually leaving the studio right after I finished with you to record the first episode. And it'll be a lot of the same we might see some other faces cycle in in the Third host position see but Ryan will be back He's out West right now so Not going to give away. Who might be on the show this week? You'll have to stay tuned but yes last cases back which the fans have been clamoring. I wearing I love you. I love to support but it's nice to finally be in studio to record it into put something out there so they can get what they want now for folks who aren't familiar with and haven't seen it yet. You should be watching if you haven't but it's not you get Ryan on and go now on lap one eighty two. What happened there? That's not how this goes. It's actually very much the opposite. We do talk some racing and if there's something specific that happened on track whether it was an incident or maybe Ryan victory we do talk about that or situational stuff where it's like man. We can't ignore this but it more comes naturally we're not gonNA just force a storyline. That comes from the racetrack just to talk racing. A lot of it's more about like pop culture lifestyle news of the weird. What's happening in our lives? Weird is really cool. You gotta get into that yes. Everybody needs more weird. Weird is good it certainly is now in addition to that as we mentioned you're doing some indycar stuff still. I'm assuming and are you doing the motorcycle stuff again this year. What's what's your schedule looking doing. The indycar off the grid show again this year. It might have a little bit different. Look that's all day so you're just you're just for that. You're just hinting mightily. Lots of hints. So I'm very excited for that. No flat track motorcycle coverage on the docket right now but that doesn't mean I'm not going to be watching. Because a man they they are so much fun to watch the flat track riders. Yeah Yeah I know that when you first started you said. I haven't done anything like this before you came back going. Wow Yeah I mean bar banging their the some of the toughest motorsports athletes out there and it's just so fun to watch them so I still very much keep along with the story lines that are happening in that. Motorsport and I'm starting to wonder if you ever sleep or eat with all filling your schedule but locally in the Charlotte area you're on WCBS in the Mornings. That seemed like it started off a little here a little there but now they they probably have a room for you. There was like a little appetizer. A little snack of me here and there but when I can when I'm not traveling for Nascar or anything else I co host. The eight o'clock hour which is a fun kind of topical our and then I very much fill in for the news reader. Who has to wake up very early and read the news from four thirty to nine? But that's not like permanent. That's just like billing in here. Sleeper. What are we talking about? Somebody's on vacation or tranquilizer darts with your So yeah not recently but it keeps me on my toes and traveling for you know a Marin or any of the other things I'd do it kind of keeps me fresh and gives me a purpose. He's my schedule busy. Busy an understatement. For sure let's circle back now before we wrap up to auto club speedway a worn out. Surface there a lot of speed at that track. It's going to be a little bit of a different animal than what we saw Las Vegas and certainly Daytona as we move further into the season. What things are you going to be keeping an eye on over the next few races and specifically this weekend? I'm really excited about auto club like you said it's one of the older resurfaces we go to it's a two mile track so it's different than both. Daytona in Las Vegas. I hope we see some of what we saw in Las Vegas. Though because man I was surprised isn't the right word but just so excited about how good the racing was in Las Vegas. The restarts crazy we saw you know greenland passing. We saw racing and so I hope we see some of that this weekend to at auto club and I'm just looking to see if Joe Gibbs is going to position themselves kind of out of a little bit of a whole I feel like they're in these on Vegas now obviously Denny Hamlin went out and won the Daytona five hundred but I think you have to separate daytona apples and oranges tone. Then the season starts in terms of getting to really look at a thermometer of how teams are going and Vegas there were. No Toyota's Toyotas period not just jobs in the top ten which we haven't seen that in a very very long time so just seeing if they kind of rebound Greenwich trucks did have a Good Vegas. Ron had that incident but kind of see how they rebound because cobb Bush won the article embrace last year. Kind of seeing where they shuffle out and then I wanna see some good stuff from Jimmy Johnson this weekend. I think he's right there knocking on the door. I think he is. I think he and cliff are gelling not that. They weren't gelling before but they finally got into a rhythm. We saw great speed from them in both the Daytona five hundred and then in Las Vegas top. I'm finished and then you look at Jimmy. He's a six time winner at Auto Club speedway and Man. If he could just game if he could just have a walk off at auto club it would be so cool and I think Shannon the girls are doing the commander so there seems like there's going to be a lot of good synergy there so I'm very much looking forward to auto club to see if what we saw at Vegas in terms of people that were up front and people that have been fast if that trend for all those different storylines continues going to be a lot of fun to watch We got a schedule coming up this weekend. On Motor Racing Network at Auto Club speedway Friday afternoon practice starts at four o'clock eastern time. Kim will be on that first. Practice session also Friday and other practice session on the Cup side at five thirty eastern Saturday Cup series qualifying. Also Saturday three thirty eastern time. The xfinity raise the production alliance group. Three hundred CAM will be on pit road for that one on Sunday. The auto club four hundred two thirty eastern time Kim again on pit road for that. I'll be hosting the NASCAR live pre race show on that Sunday as well. Make sure you're with us for all those check dot com for complete schedule information and we. WanNa thank money lion and Hercules tire for joining us on out loud as every single week and we hope to see you right back here next week.

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1998 Sams Town 200

Classic Races

1:38:01 hr | 1 year ago

1998 Sams Town 200

"Sonal? April nineteenth tailgate a truck. Smashes of the five of tax breaks machine. Race off term to down the vaccine, Indianapolis, Indiana, July thirtieth now here spray going for second and they come together. Now. What are they goes around slams into the law? I was old, Elaine. I felt and I don't feel like I did anything wrong. But I really to happen in good to me decks. Brag had to man thirteen points. One race one championship trophy live from Las Vegas. The SAM's town two fifty next. The NASCAR truck network presents. Nass car today. A ten month twenty-seven race quest for the nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series championship comes to an end today in the desert of Nevada. Good afternoon and welcome to Las Vegas. The NASCAR truck network is live to bring you the Sam sound to fifteen might Bagley here alongside Allan Beswick and Allen. There are many stories in this race this afternoon. The biggest of which lies with Ron Hornets. Jack spray your NASCAR racing fan. You want one of three things you want to have a very good competitive season. A lot of different winners the championship race that comes down to the final event. You could not ask for any more than you've had in the NASCAR craftsman truck series this season fourteen different drivers have gone to victory lane. A lot of different winters. The racing has been spectacular. Fender banging paint trading. Just outstanding competition. And now it's all cap today by what is basically a head to head sprint over two hundred fifty miles for the championship in the race win. There is also a head to head sprint for the cintas. Rookie of the year battle between Andy Houston. Greg bifida biff leading Houston by one point coming into this race. After a surprise announcement earlier this morning in the rookie of the year competition the way that NASCAR does things. There are a number of discretionary points that are voted on by a panel at all levels of the NASCAR top echelon of racing that usually done after the last racist concluded but NASCAR decided to do that here before this race was conducted. So the vote this weekend is brought the gap between Greg Bill and Andy Houston down to a single point from twelve. So basically those two drivers will raise head to head for the rookie of the year title in this afternoon's event as well. So you've get a championship thirteen points between those two the rookie battle a single point between those two at what is one of the most competitive tracks on the circuit. We should see a great event here today. It's going to be an awesome one between Jack Sprague, Ron horrid. Plus all of the other drivers in the field. A lot of drivers looking for victory for the first time this year here in Las Vegas. You are listening to lie flag. The flag coverage of the SAM's town two fifty today on one of two. Hundred four radio stations in twenty eight states brand new record for this event here on the NASCAR truck network when we come back. We'll go down trackside talk to the championship contenders. And other drivers that are in contention to win here today from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network. Back in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada. Getting set for the start of the final race of the nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series as we've already documented there are two drivers going for the championship Ron Hornets. And Jack Sprague wanted leads Jack's break coming into this race. But it was Jack sprang who on the bud pole yesterday. He is on the pole for I believe it's his fourth or fifth time this year. He comes into this race trailing haunted by thirteen points. He used to be known as mild track, Jack or big track. Check. However, he only has one superspeedway win this year that came at the California speedway in Fontana back in July. Let's get Jack stats as he chases Hornets for the crown Tony Zuhdi from Orlando, Florida one sixty one point seven four nine miles per hour. The bud pole your fourth of the year and Jack when you come to the last race with a battle. You really need a good start. You guys came up with the best one here. Well, team Macy's Chevrolets. Ben great all weekend. We've had a great track record here. And it's come down to this last race for the points championship. It's like the first twenty six didn't matter. And you know, it's this do best somebody has to lose. But somebody's gonna lose at the end of the day in and be very dejected in someone's going to win very happy. So hopefully, we can win this race and win this championship. And it'd be a great day. And if not we'll come back after next year and do it again in all of sports, including motor sports. They say it's very hard to win the first one to put to repeat even harder here. You are on the cusp of having your second straight championship hasn't been harder to get to this position this year. Oh, definitely been hard of the competitions very much harder. You know, we've had a lot of things go wrong. Normally, we don't this team's not characteristic for and it's not anything due to maintenance or anything else. Just little things can't control and it's been up and down near. But you know, we're gonna start this thing, and we're gonna we're gonna finish at least second this thing. And we've had a great year. So you know, if we don't win the thing we still had a great year. If we win the thing it'll be an extra great year and guys done a great job. And I wouldn't change thing. He's been amazingly cool, and collected that Jack Sprague esteems been quietly confident that they can get a win and get the championship here in Las Vegas theory rival for Sprague for the championship. Is that ID six titled Ron hor today you'll start today back in the tenth position. If Jack Sprague wins the race Ron horrid today can still get the title by finishing second in the event. But that's no easy task particularly for Hornets at this Las Vegas mile where he does not have an outstanding track record at least not compared to Sprague's. Let's get the thoughts of frant- hor today before the green flag. He's with Newport. Tennessee's Jim Phillips the way to the championship is around Ron. Today. Thirteen points ahead. Jack breaks up ahead of you is the plan today. The fall of the tailgate of Jack's break, not at all. I tell you what an awesome bread grade. The whole teams on good. I don't think the Lord wants to sit back there. He's got his fall right now. We're gonna raise for the win. You said there was a big difference between now nineteen Ninety-six. You've learned a lot. Is there any advantage for view two guys going into this last rate? There's always an advantage. But you can't really say right now because it'll give it out. But in I think the whole thing that difference is Jim landing road just got involved with the whole family. And and the Lord I'll tell you what you could sit down ten minutes. It's more than just that. They're talk to somebody. He's the man to talk to and it changed. The whole story is let leisure Dhaka's Dale Earnhardt sitting back in land. And we're sitting here. So he ain't going on the radio yell at me. Ron ho today. He starting to feel a lot more calm today than I did in nineteen Ninety-six. So there you have it from the two drivers going for the championship. That's turn our focus to drivers at have a very good strong chance of winning this race. I of which is Mike bliss sitting on the outside of the front row to Jack Spriggs, right? He comes into this race. This will be his final time behind the wheel of the team ASC forty three wins this year. He finished fifth in this race a year ago. It's gotta Tony get Mike bliss thoughts as we close in on the start and Mike bliss miss the poll by just five one hundreds of a second Mike, you chose not to go out in the final practice. You must be very comfortable with this truck. We've been real good with unloaded. We didn't get a chance to test her last year this the new truck, and I it came off the truck real good. Now, I'm pretty happy with it. We only had a half hour practice morning. We learned enough last night when this team was formed. It was kind of a dream team. Jimmy Smith is an owner berry Dotson as crew chief? And you as the driver we figured over those years that we'd be talking to you about a championship run. But it hasn't happened your parting ways, tell us your feelings in your last run with buried Dotson. His crew chief. Well, it's pretty emotional about all the good times you've had and you forget all the bad times. When you're going through all that bad times, you try to look for better things, you probably can't get much better in the truck series of this number two four, and I'm gonna miss it. And I think all of us are gonna miss it. Mike bliss. He starts second today and is quietly the favourite to get the win closing in on the start of today's SAM's town two fifty championship deciding race for the NASCAR craftsman truck series. Just moments away from the command to fire engines for today's SAM's town two fifty from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network. Back in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway that one minute away from the command to start engines. Let's get the thought of the rookie contenders. Greg Bittel Andy Houston, Houston has one wind. Biff has non full tries to even that score today and take the championship. That's I go to Tony Brzezinski. He's the current points leader the votes in your lead went from twelve to one. But now it's time to sell it on the track. Do you feel going into this race feel real good? I mean, the Grainger teams worked real hard top going from twelve point lead the one. But I think we're topping. I think we'll show them. What is about the race? We're we're real good practice today. So I'm excited. Greg Bill currently holds the points lead. The guy chasing him is with Jim Phillips, Ed Houston, you one last night a car. Can you win today in a truck and win that rookie? Really good here. The practice of drought. PNL engine. You know, we're just going to try to win this, right? Eighty houston. The engines have fired onto pit lane in Houston starting side by side in the third row of the event bifida in fifth position Houston to his outside and six the wind. Jim Phillips referring to Houston's victory in the NASCAR. Winston west series race held at Las Vegas here. Last night right now the engines half fire down tracks. I we're getting set to go for the start of the Sam stone to fifty right now drivers having buckled up moving their machines back and forth. Stick a look at the starting lineup. Total forty drivers will go to the green flag starting back in fortieth three McRae in the Sereno Chevy. Thirty ninth Wilson the Lamar four thirty eight this Nipper off the track scans Chevrolet 37th. Randy Renfro in the porter cable four thirty-six this Boris said he's in the federated on parts for thirty fifth, Scott, Hanson, and the nNcholas Gulf Redline. Chevy. Thirty fourth is Brendan gone. The Orleans Chevrolet thirty third. Lance north of the NHL dodge, thirty seconds. Rick Beebe the auto trim designed Ford and thirty first time Hubert and the cyber Dyne tech Chevrolet. Thirtieth star Tony Roper in the ice house. Beer ford. Twenty-ninth Sammy potassium the Dunlop golf Chevrolet Twenty-eight Tammy Jo Kirk Peterson manufacturing Bill Stein Ford with Kevin SuAn ski twenty-seventh in the Bendix Ford. Twenty-six? Mike's defense in the Carlin burgers controls Ford. Scott walters. Twenty-fifth the red man's Chevy. Twenty-fourth is Randy Tolsma on the MCI mo- par dodge twenty-third starter. Rick Crawford in the circle bar motel and RV Ford. Twenty-second is Butch Miller in the Dana dodge in the twenty-first starter. Mike Wallace in the purolator Chevy starting twentieth is Doug, George the Puerta cable Ford nineteenth Brian Rafter, the rich gate Chevrolet eighteenth Dennis sets in the MO dodge seventeenth, Tony. Raines in the Pennzoil Ford sixteenth is Terry cook and the PBA Chevrolet fifteenth. This Kevin Harvick in the spear. Chevy fourteenth is Chuck bound in the hill. Chevrolet thirteenth is Rick Carelli. The Remax Chevrolet starting twelve. Joe Rutland, the Exide Ford and eleventh is Ron Barfield in the Ortho lawn and garden Chevrolet, Ron hor today starts tenth in the Napa Chevy with Jimmy Hensley ninth in the Cummins dodge eighth starter Blake Bainbridge of. Alabama. The Jim Burke auto Chevy, let Stacy content seven than the Royal crown coal of Ford. Six Zante Houston in the Addington racing Chevy with Grainger forty Greg bifida in fifth four starter. Lonnie rush in the Ohio State University Chevy Chase. Arthur the GM good wrench service Chevy front row. Mike bliss outside and the team SE Ford, the bud. Pole winner, Jack Sprague GMAC Chevy. Forty drivers set to go here. The afternoon in the SAM's town two fifty at Las Vegas forty. Nascar's craftsman truck series trucks are on the track. And except for the start of the Samson fifty. Let's pause ten seconds for station identification on the NASCAR truck network. That's car truck network is live at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with coverage of the SAM's town two fifty the green flag come and right up from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network NASCAR today is produced by the nest car truck network, a division of the motor racing network. For the most biggest Motor Speedway. 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One lap away from the start of the SAM's town two fifty live on the NASCAR truck network drugs making their way to turn one to two let's bring in the fifth and sixth members of our broadcast team covering the action. The exit of turn to is Joe more of Hampton Virginia. Thanks, mike. Good afternoon. Everyone from Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the back of a billboard here about forty feet up in the air with a great view of turns wanted to not a lot of banking here. But it's wide and very much sleepy. Turn to the drugs that come in here wide open plenty of room for side by side racing. The exit to the pit lane is white here at the exit of turn number two will follow the trucks through one or two onto this long back straightaway. Lot of drafting going on down the back straightaway is the trucks committed turn three. They'll be in the view of Rancho Cucamonga California's Dan Hubbard. Great shot to the back stretch here. High atop hill outside of two or three speeds on the backstretch about one hundred eighty miles an hour the draft does come into play. And they briefly roll out of the throttle for the very wide and smooth turns three and four. There are two groups racing here. So we're anticipating exciting side-by-side action. I'll cover it all for your at turns three and four. It's going to be a Goodwin. Ron horrid? Jack, spray going for the championship thirteen points between them and Houston. Greg Biffi going for the rookie of the year title one point between them right now on the flag. Stan Chris Morgan accompanied via Flamingo dancer getting set for the waving the green flag. Here comes the field of the strive green is in the air and the SAM's town two fifty is underway on the brakes spray gets the jump on bike list from the front row. He'll take the lead. Now, we'll have to fend off a challenge for second into one j saw her the challenger there is he dives to the inside of Mike bliss. This is for the second spot while Jack Sprague drives away solder. It's good. Ron through Tarver to now gets the advantage. And the second was issued Jack's breaks down. Down the backstretch. He's opened up a lead of about half a truck like over seconds by j slaughter white list riots third. But here comes Laundy rush challenging for third the outside of turns three and four Italy bliss and rush for third side-by-side rush. Making a bold move in the middle of the corner to get up alongside Mike bliss but bliss s drafting health Greg biff behind him actually, pushing him by rush. So the front five are sprang solder bliss, Bittel and Russian one side by side battle for the seven th position. Ron Barfield outside the hor- today. Digging table the inside of the racetrack there Ted even turn to great white for Barfield to the outside. He will be side by side for seventh. Ridwan horrid right in front of another battle between Lonnie Russian Andy Houston, Houston snicks his Chevrolet down to the bottom of the race track. Trying to shake Lonnie rush for fifth cannot do it. This time around you'll off turn four completing the second lap. Everybody through clean couple of things we need to update you on Stacy Compton crashed in the half hour practice session that they got this morning here at the racetrack got into some oil. He said it was on the. Race track off turn four slap the outside wall with the right side of the RC machine through made repairs. They did not go to a backup truck, though, his machine did just come to the grid. Just before the green flag. Wave other thing is this is two hundred fifty mile race a hundred and sixty seven laps the distance pit strategy. Fuel mileage all that will come into play as we work throughout the afternoon. Here comes the field off turn four to complete laugh three now problems further in the back. Blake bay bridge comes off turn four and slaps into the outside wall does not spend. But everyone will rush to his inside as Blake Bainbridge has a problem that's become the leaders in turn to single file working off to the race. With sixty seven position Andy Houston out of three way battle with Barfield at one and Houston with them. A lot of company down the backstretch throw on Russia that mixes well and Houston gets the worst that he didn't get good by coming off of turn two. Now, Ron horrid. They will work to his outside trying to pass as they exit turn four four truck Lee draft at the moment Sprague's solder lists and. Befo than about fifteen twenty truck links back to what is now a side-by-side race for the fifth position headed into one rush booze down to the inside of the race track. But that's the fast way to work into turn. Number one, Ron Barfield. Thanks. Blows fide a graph that fit position twenty rush falls back in line at six one hundred as all over him is going on on four trucks or kind of mini breakaway. That'll be spread the top spot. Solder in second bliss in third wreck in fourth separating themselves from the rest of the field by about seven truck link. All that racing. Trouble back in turn four mics defend expense around slides up the racetrack through traffic so far. Nobody's hit him cautioned waves for the first time in the event at everybody will get through cleanly, including savannah, Couve manages to not get into the outside wall in the corner. Stanic racing underneath Rick Crawford in the turn. Maybe just got a lesson in superspeedway aero-dynamics as the thing turned around on him. And fortunately for him. He was at one of the whitest tracks on the circuit and kept from getting into the outside wall. And he definitely had his hands full. But a tip of the cap to the drivers behind him. There were scooting to the inside to the outside, but they manage to avoid Mike's defendant who brings out the first caution of the Sam stone to fifteen. Today's broadcast to the Sam style to fifty is brought to you under exclusive radio rights granted by the national association for stock car auto racing to the NASCAR truck network division of em are in radio solely for the private noncommercial. Use of our listening audience and publications reproduction or other use of the description and accounts of this race without the express written consent of the NASCAR truck network is prohibited. We'll go racing and one more lap from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network. You're smart got your own trucking business making it happen. What if I told you there is a place online where you could connect with other smart owner operators, just like you. 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We had the one to go indication before we went to the commercial break but NASCAR has waived off the restart, and we will make at least one more circuit around restart waved off because the number of trucks pitted on the first lap. They could but would not have opportunity to make their stop come off pit road and catch up to the tail end of the field. And so that's why the restart was extended had Doug George on pit road. Tammy Jo Kirk also had Randy Renfro Mike's to finish in Blake Bainbridge all visiting pit road most of trucks. Those trucks were running from the middle toward the rear of the field to really aren't giving up a whole lot of track position here. And now those machines all rejoining the race is we get the signal again in one more lap. We go green stories of the afternoon, real simple championship Sprague and Hornets head to head in this one thirteen points, not a whole lot. In fact, if you go back and look across the history of nascar's major championships. This would be the third closest point race that has ever come down to the final event the closest one that ever. Came down was in nineteen seventy nine in the NASCAR Winston Cup series. Darrell Waltrip led Richard petty by two points going into the final race. The king did win that title. And then in nineteen ninety Dale Earnhardt led Mark Martin by six points for the Winston Cup title. Earnhardt won that championship that day earnhardt's driver horn today and Jack Sprague Brunton head to head here for the title Sprague leading right now and Hornets after having started in the tenth position having picked off three spots in the first eight laps of the event. He's now up into the seventh position three cap. The top ten for you. Jack Sprague leads at lab AJ solder blank bliss. Great biff. Ed, Ron Barfield are the top five Lonnie. Rush has slipped back to six with Ron Hornets. Seventh and Houston eighth. Jimmy Hensley is ninth. And Joe Ruttman round out the top ten right now the field up in turns three and four Ernie. Buck peels the Chevrolet pace truck off the banking. There is one truck down to the inside to get a lap back. That would be Blake Bainbridge. He scrubbed the outside wall. A few laps ago before that caution will update you on his situation in a moment. But the green flag flies lap eight. And. Jax break. It's a great jump on the restart just as he did the initial start pulls out a couple of truck links on Jay solder third-place Mike bliss now gets away from lake blink blink bay bridge. The lap truck he falls in mind in the third position. Bring fourth fifth now Ron Barfield of far field going to work on favorites. After two failed. Moves the inside down. The backstretch will try to put that truck lap downs leaders four in deterrent three Assad making things very very close. Jack sprague. Greg maintains the lead solder Hosver, very close seconds. They race back to the stripe. They come down to the start finish line. Single file all the way back through where Jimmy Hensley runs up to the outside of Lonnie. Rush with drafting help from Joe Ruttman moves on by put Hensley up into the eighth position back into the quarter. Now front seven eight truck. Single file for the back. Here's Mike Wallace. Trying to make a move. This is almost getting pre wide where Carelli dive down the inside hit is three wide offer to woes Puerto racing coming down the backstretch screens of better than one hundred eighty miles an hour. Carelli will take the inside away from Mike Wallis Wallace backs onto the throttle. He had to Rick Crawford and Stacy Compton right there. Give the position to Rick Carelli racing for the twelfth spot on that Carelli goes by also Crawford goes by Compton behind them. Then double wide with Tony Raines and Mike Wallace. They still stay that way racing. Double wide to rose deepened turn one through the front challenge. From the Lee J solder to the side of Jack's break in the quarter trying to pull even with them on the back straight away to Chevrolet's mash down the gas down the backstretch son will have the better entrance into three. And takes the lead here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sprague set. The balance of his truck had to back out of the throttle bliss goes high so to a couple of other truck right now saunas your new leader at a shuffle. Route for the four spot Ron Barfield taken that position away from Greg. Biff Lapa go now here comes biff. Fullback by bringing company with down to the inside of Barfield feels working the inside roof last time to send to the race track. That's where he would like to be now he stuck on the outside and losing spots. Spy pools, and Andy Houston is all over Auster do Warfield and horrid badly down. The backstretch. Al today will back out of the Freidel tuck in line behind Barfield ciders still your leader Jackson second, Mike bliss. Sliding his truck through turn four and third the front. Seven trucks are knows detail tucked up tightly in a draft it solder leading Jack's break. Second Mike bliss third Greg before th Ron Barfield is fifth and horrid is six. Now sprang tries to take a peek for the lead in one looks to the inside of J solder as he does that my list of the outside of spring here stack up double wide for the second spot drag races on four second position give it to bliss. It's gonna have a problem getting back into line solder the top position. Mike, listen, second brick Bittel in third and Jack's brag back on the frontal having a bit of a handling problem turns three and four side by side with Bill for third year comes a challenge for the lead. Mike bliss up to the outside of J solder dead. Even at the stripe now says. Trucks, double wide as they head down to turn one three rows side-by-side coming into the corner up fraud. It sprang the outside lane. That is Mike bliss the outside. Try to get around to take the lead from J sorter sprang me while trapped in line back and forth. He's working based on Barfield top eight trucks budged up like it was the opening lamb bliss will lead them in turn three sonner dies down low a to the inside. It's still biff spread Houston is there. So to his run hundred Ron Barfield side-by-side through turn four. So Mike bliss goes atop the leaderboard at latte fourteen. He and j solder are single file it's double wide for third. Jack Sprague inside of a Greg Bethel double wide for fifth Horta they inside a Barfield working hard down on the inside of the race track. Business struggle the outside lane VIP against the ads. Gordon gets a little push for broad Barfield. Also work outside lane. Logos three y down. The backstretch is Ron horrid a challenge for the third position. Now, he talks back in line. This allows bike list opened up just a slightly over seconds. Jay sonner. By about two truck linked year comes today around the outside of spray as the two title contenders. Now scramble for the fifth position. For today's drafting help anti Houston's behind him pushing him by spray kind of all alone on the bottom lane into turn one today gets the fifth position. And Houston comes by. He grabs the six pot. Jimmy Hensley comes up. He gets the seven. Jack sprang going backwards now faced a challenge from Joe Rutland. Dennis Setzer, just like that. Jack Sprague shuffled back to about the tenth position battling with Joel Ruttman now tax bracket tuck in the line figuring. It's easier to go nose to tail through turns three and four round than finding Joe Roman for position and Jack Sprague who was the race leader will find his way in line in the ninth. Spot at lap seventeen. Mike bliss J solder, Greg before Ron Barfield, Ron Horner. They of the top five with Andy Houston has worked his way up to sixth Jimmy Hensley seventh. Joel Redman eighth Jack Sprague nine than Dennis set. Surround at the top ten lengths Lonnie rush. Recur twelve rig. Crawford thirteenth. Tony. The fourteenth and Mike Wallace's fifteenth just seventeen laps complete here in Vegas while we were away. Some bold moves being made out of the race track. First of which was made by Ron hor today last time by coming down in the trial will on the apron to make a pass to get up at around Jay solder angry before. So now put hor today in second behind race leader Mike bliss at lap nineteen from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network. Restrict to the road home fill up with Sonoda the official you'll of NASCAR Sonoko mixed. High quality performance bills for the greatest drivers in the world both on and off the track. Whether you are pulling up to the pump or experiencing the excitement being track on race day. This will be four tanks. They've already caught it up with Sonoko. May I service complete secondhand Fano fuel and he's down away from trust enough to be the fuel that keeps you going capture. The essence of racing and Philip with the official fuel of NASCAR Sonoko. Folks. Mike Bagley here am R N. We rely on a quick from racing electrons. Laconic scanners in headphones. Listen to every uncensored conversation between driver and crew. And when we need live audio in park cameras and up to the second statistics use their latest hand held unit Paul legend to learn more about these products and many others this racing electron dot com racing electron IX, the official two-way communication partner of them are end back at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Leaders are on pit road at lap. Thirty two Tony resute today. He takes on right side tires also. Laudi Russia's pulls away. Right side tires might bliss right side tires. Let site tire for VIP before right side tires for Sese company to be down to Jim Philips. The pit lane. You had Joe rut in for service tires Ruttman, also in Kevin Wisconsin land storing differ, also. A wilson. Mike's fanning RIC Carelli all these guys tires right side tires gasoline back on the track. Greg bifida wins. The race off pit road. He was the leader going in great job by Jack's breaks crew. They get him out in second position with Mike bliss third. Ron hor today coming out. Let's see no that solder in fourth and haunted in fifth. Let's check that. Then behind horrid. You've got Ron Barfield in six Tony Raines in seventh. Joe Rudman into the position. Dennis Setzer ninth Jimmy Hensley intent, and that's the way they come off pit road here as we work this yellow flag. Well, Ron horny Jack Sprague locked up in the championship. Chase right now. Sprague posted second Ron Hornets in fifth east driver has taken their turn atop the leaderboard today. Greg biff when Andy Houston locked up in the cintas rookie of the year battle biff has led a lap. Houston has not right now. Bill posted in the lead position while Andy Houston, not having the best of luck on the pit lane. He has all the way back. Back to twelve had a chance to talk to Jack Sprague Ron horrid this weekend about fresher. What kind of pressure? They've been under both are champions in this series as Jack Sprague if this championship has taken a toll on him. Not really I mean going into Phoenix with a twenty eight point lead. And I knew you know, bar in trouble that I was going to be all right? And we had trouble. So they all can control things like as been little goofy things all year, you know, the last half of the year, it's broke on us. And otherwise thing I think it'd be done by now. But you know, I can only control what I can control. And I'm gonna do my job and he's guys don't their job all year, and he no no fault of theirs. The stuff has happened to me freak weird stuff. Now never broke a boost car or seventeen years race. And then we broke one of Phoenix. So and we had our had them covered. Pretty good. You know, we just do what we can do. And if we don't win this thing, we weren't supposed to win it s Ron hor today about pressure, and I said has been any more pressure on you. There was in nineteen ninety six when he won the title. He says. Dale Earnhardt harm me to win championships. That's what I'm here to do. I don't care what either one of wants to say they there was a little bit of tension around the garage area this weekend. The both of them looked a little bit tighter in the face. And they might normally have certainly feeling the pressure of racing head to head for a championship in Las Vegas today. Back racing in one more lab. Let's check down pit road. Dennis Conner the chief for jacks break. You guys were loosened loosen and tied adjustments. Did you make them doing anything change cars? That's the word from Dennis Conner the cookie for Jack Sprague and the crew chief says even been a little tense as well had a chance to spend some time with with Dennis Conner crew chief Jack Sprague also Fred graves crew chief for Ron haunted, and it's unbelievable. The amount of pressure. How much the wickets turned up on everybody concerned not just driving crew chief but team members as well. You know, you work for an entire year to win a championship an entire year. I mean, they started this season in January down at the Walt Disney World speedway. So you've worked now for for eleven months at win. This title and you come down to one one hundred sixty seven lap race where you've got to beat your toughest rival to the finish line. That's pressure. Any one little thing that goes wrong can cost you that title? And you can't let it happen. Feeling feeling that weight on your shoulders is a big deal. And now it's time to turn the wick up on this race. Green flag goes back on the air lap thirty five of the board. Greg biff comes up to the gearbox brings Jack Sprague Mike bliss J solder and Ron horrid with him in one brought five trucks. Now knows the tailgate coming back into the corner. Race is going to be for the six position on the inside of Tony Raines Barfield scores. Six three truck fight for the six position between Barfield rains and Rutland Rutland takes a brief look to the inside of rain nothing doing this time around tucked back in line. Meanwhile, your top five trucks are knows detail off turn four single file up off of the corner. Now as they come to the start finish line. It is biff Lynn Sprague one and two hear sprayed with a peaked out of the inside of biff for the race lead. He'll try down low. And one gets a good round of the front straightaway. Dives deep coming into turnover. One twice the pool underneath Greg bifida. But biff across the slam the door on him here VIP washes up the banking author to and Sprague is on the Rome. Nice point for jacks bread to the inside of turn to and he will take the lead away from Greg Bethel. Now, biff will try to defend seconds slack from Mike bliss. So Bethel dies down low now slides of high bliss has got the good look to the inside. So now, Jack spray we'll go atop the leaderboard first time. He's been there since lap thirteen retakes. The lead lap thirty seven double live for second bifida bliss door-to-door J solder has the best seat in the house. He's trying to fight a lane to pick from bliss nails down on the bottom of race track. Trying to get the good runoff turnover to out powered Rick fifth. Second spot Jay solder sits behind waited to sing which lane will open up side-by-side dead. Even for the second position. Greg bifida outside Mike bliss inside. They'll ride that way. All the way around turns brand four bit pulls out just a slight advantage. Now he'll nail down the second spot. Mike bliss in third ready Renfro is taken his truck back behind the wall after falling laboratory down earlier in the event the hood was up when he was on pit road a little while ago Sprague leading Biffi now the challenges for second is they go to one once again, Mike bliss tries to dive down the inside a Greg Bethel slams door nothing doing their backers Tennis Center back into Matthew Levin. Spot begging three wide going around. Kevin Harvick and Mike Wallace to the free WI down the backstretch sets to the outside. Wallace to the inside back yet will be Harvick know-how Costa side Wallace will back out sesser washes up way, high through turns three and four can't keep the dodge down on the bottom. So now Kevin Harvick and Dennis Setzer will race double wide for the eleventh spot. Hark, had the advantage off the corner kind of shakes the truck down. The apron opens the lane on the outside for sets are now. Mike Wallace stress around the outside of Kevin Harvick censor powers by. Here's Mike Wallace. Make at a similar to the high five of the banking. Also completes passed Harvick. Now, the grips of Tony Roper who closes in from thirteen top. Ten to fifteen truck. Single file coming into turn three and still scrag in the top. Greg Bethlen second spot list again look into the inside tried to wrestle away. Second from Greg. Vittal one truck off the pace Scott Hanson slows down the inside of the race of smoke trailing from behind his machine. He appears to be headed to pit road the front three knows detail with about a truck length back to fourth place Jay solder Arctic back into the corner. Here's Mike bliss now taking the highlight and turnover to he's going after creek this'll for the second spot pulls even the outside lane. Let's have he's got the power on the back. Straightaway list takes away second spot from Greg. Biff Mike bliss lead early on. He wants to lead again sets his sights on Jack's Greg everybody really work in the lower group here through turns three, but is they come into turn for the kind of slide up towards that. Wall sprang still in the lead. Mike bliss runs behind him. Greg biff will third Jay solder fourth Ron Barfield fifth round horrid restarted the segment of the race in the fifth spot. He has slipped back to eighth we continue under the green at lat forty-one here and in Los. Vegas continue under the green flag here at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jack Sprague and Mike bliss continued to show the way double wide racing for the third spot. Joe more gets a little testy to feeling Greg fitful bait contact Barfield wittily outside actually Barfield was had the inside lane VIP contact and Ron nearly hurt his truck around safe it, but he's gonna lose about three spots in the process battle for third side by side and a tooth three before between j Sutter and Greg biff Lanao now Ron horrid they wants to make that a three truck flight and those drivers all setting in motion by a little aero dynamic wiggle Barfield trying to run into the corner in pitch it down low for that position. And had some air take off the rear spoiler on that. But sheen had to slide up the racetrack to save it. And it is set that whole scramble in motion. Forty four laps complete Jack Sprague, Mike bliss J solder. Greg billund? Ron hor today are the top five for the moment and for the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network. Back at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mike bliss lead is now nine point the actually point nine seconds over Jack Sprague as they come across the start finish line. Greg. Biff behind them in third all working traffic, there gap has lengthened do about five seconds over Ron hor today in fourth. Rod Barfield ran up top five. Joe more the leaders few minutes. Go had some problems getting around the lap traffic over there. Turn to bundled up a little bit coming up some slower traffic a lot of times when that happens. You're not sure where the slower trucks are gonna go. So you had to kind of plan your your move and move according to what they do in that case it appeared that Blake Kramer, another trucks just in front of the race leader's change their mind and a witch lane. They were going to run in leaders had to go wide at the last moment, so close call cleanly got by some of those who've gone a lap down here. Recent moments. Brendan gone Nipper, Elsa Rick McCray. Boris said Tammy Jo Kirk long Sammy potassium and Blake Bainbridge. The truck's not on. On the lead lap here. As by continues to set a rather blistering pace here in the early going. It is bliss Jack Sprague Greg biff Ron horny Ron Barfield the top five followed by Joe Rudman J solder, Andy, Houston, Tony Raines, and Tony Roper who is moved up into the tenth position after starting back in thirty. So the beer wagon the ice house machine on the move here in the early stages at Las Vegas, but we are still shy of halfway in lot of racing still to go as far as a championship and rookie of the year. A concerned the two main stories in this things looking okay Farrand Horta end Jack Sprague right now, they're both up there in the front of things and the thick of the fight for the win. But again, a lot of miles left to go and some more pitstops to be made pit strategy will be a key factor in today's race. Check you Tony Zuhdi in and get the thoughts of some of the cruise down there about what they're saying about perhaps. Maybe when the next pit stop will be and update us on some of the trucks there on the racetrack. Well, got a chance to talk to for graves the Kirti for Ron Hornets. Didn't give me any insight as to win. They might Pitt. But did mention the run today is reporting that the truck just a little loose. They changed right side tires back on left thirty two. They're waiting to chase those left site tires left side tires a little warn. They still had the points lead as they sit now. So there's no reason to push it run today just writing waiting for the caution. And again if the race Rodin now haunted would win the championship by three points. He runs in fourth and Jack Sprague runs in the runner up position. You know, something else due to factor in there. If you're a follower of NASCAR racing. And your mindset is kind of on the NASCAR Winston Cup series way of doing things. There are no bonus points here in the NASCAR craftsman truck series for leading the most laps or leading laps. So it's not really important as far as the championship is concerned that both Sprague and Hornets have led today, nor is it important, which one of them might score. The most laps led that doesn't factor in. It's very plain and simple. There are no bonus points for laps late or most laps led the. The race winner gets a one hundred eighty points in from there. It goes down by ten points to second spot, which is one seventy and then it goes down by five for a number of positions and then four and then three and so on but no bonus points to worry about. So the drivers just truly needing to keep an eye on each other right now Ron horrid they should love his position. He is on the race track. In the fourth spot and has clear racetrack in front of him and behind him for now Brown Barfield in the fifth spot. The closest truck next to him is about fifteen trucks in arrears to the Napa Chevrolet at lap. Seventy eight Mike bliss continues to lead his lead being cut off a little bit working through that lap. Traffic now down to about a half a second. And should he be leading at the halfway point lap? Eighty four pick up. The Gatorade front rudder award two thousand dollars from Gatorade the official sports beverage of NASCAR going to the driver leading and halfway just four laps from now race for the lead tightening up considerably as the leaders work lap, traffic, what was nine tenths of a second. Vantage now down to just a truck length. Yeah. Mike Lynch has had a problem with traffic through turns one and two and now down the backstretch that has allowed Jack Sprague to really close the gap. Only one truck link separates the top two spots that come off turn four. Tony Roper running at the tenth spot takes his truck off. The racetrack comes down to pit lane for service at lap seventy nine now at lab eighty Jack Sprague putting on the pressure Mike bliss now trying to fend off Sprague and get around lap traffic at the same time in turn one following the tire tracks of Mike bliss as he works his way inside and outside of latte. Traffic you're go out wide alternative or to it spread is less than a truck link off the deck of the race leader, they disposed of Tom Huber now to the outside of turn to they've got some clear racetrack in front of the next man. We'll be Scott Walters, but he's about five or six truck links in front of them for the moment. Mike bliss continues to lead Jack sprays pit road. And find out the reason for the Tony Roper. Stop onto the green flag. I would say that's an unscheduled visit in their Tony. Well, we haven't heard quite yet on it L in the crew did a little looked a little surprise when he came in. In. We'll try to get an update for you here in a little bit. So at lab eighty one field comes off turnover. Four working their way back to the start finish line. Mike bliss now still feeling the heat from Jack Sprague, although after they've gotten around the lap traffic, those two separated now by about two truck links that's ten seconds for station identification on the NASCAR truck network. The NASCAR truck network is live at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where the NASCAR craftsman truck series runs. The SAM's town two fifty Mike Bagley alongside Alan best. Wick Joe more and then Hubbard are in the corners with Tony Zuhdi and Jim Phillips in the pin garage areas. So far this is a race that as currently into the hands of might bliss. The lead has been swapped total of six times a month. Four drivers right now. Mike bliss leading Jack Sprague by one half second. Greg biff Ron hor today and Ron Barfield ran up top five we've completed eighty two laps here in Las Vegas. Whatever you drive wherever you go. Hercules tires will get you there. 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Joe Robin running out the top five Tony Raines, a sixth. Ron Barfield is seventh J solder is eight Andy, Houston ninth. Mike's to Fanta crowds out the top ten Levin has pushed Miller. Dennis Setzer is twelve Jimmy Hensley thirteen Mike Wallace fourteenth. Terry Cooke runs in the fifteenth position got third truck in the garage. And apparently out of the race. We go to Jim Phillips for more on that the way you to end the season, Brian Rafter what happened? Well, it's terrible. Shame this ridge gate mortgage. Mike Clark, what me and this right here and some in drive line just decide to give up the ship. Yeah. Pretty long race pretty tough race on equipment. And is is just too bad for this team. You know, they were trying to trying to come on here with a decent finish in. You know? We'll just have to go on from here. Bland Rafter will not finish this afternoon. Third truck out of the race. Joining. Randy Renfro and Scott Hanson as those machines who are in the garage on the lead lap at this point of the forty starters. We have twelve machines Mike bliss, Greg bifida, Jack Sprague Ron Hornets in Joe Rudman, Tony Raines, Ron Barfield J solder and Houston. Mike's defending push Bill. Dennis censor those on the lead lap after the exchange of green flag pitstops. So the stops really kind of spread the field out here. We had what thirty something on the lead lap. Not all that long ago. Yeah. Right now. Green flag pitstops have put many of truck a lap in arrears and more right now here in Las Vegas. Mike bliss continuing to be the class of the field. He leaving the team ASC Ford guys at the end of the season looking to pursue other driving interest. Joe more one driver looking to pursue the lead. That's great Biblis close-knit online concern too was definitely chop down the disappear of the last maybe five lamps or so closing it now to the three four truck links and for now this kind of forward the tire tracks of bliss back to earth three and there's plenty of racing. Ru. In front of the both of the Mike bliss will not encounter lap traffic for at least a couple laps for the moment. Mike list is in front of brick Bittel by a truck length and a half race for sixth. Seventh and eighth with physician changing hands a moment ago here in the front stretch is Ron Barfield moves his way back toward the front. He gets around. Tony Raines, nj solder support Barfield up to six with Sada's seven and Raines back into the eighth position right now things fairly well spread out for the moment. The trucks that are racing for positions kind of broken down into groups of two and three after that series of pitstops the front to running about a truck length apart. Then you've got a pretty good distance back to third and fourth and they are four or five truck links apart and those to the key positions at the moment. That's Jack Sprague Ron hor today in third and fourth championship. There of Sprague were to finish third and a fourth Ron would win the title by some eight points right now, spray got his hands full in a group of lap trucks. He tries to split those machines into the corner wide now coming. Back into the third Jack Sprague mixes boop by Randy tolls. Takes the high lane. Now, pull the Baltimore trucks. Jimmy Hensley one of those spray kinda boxed with insulin front tells out of the side. Spring is boxed in for the moment. This may allow Ron horrid close the gap. But it's not working. Yet sprang gets around. Rick Beebe now toxin behind Jimmy Hensley has Lee knows. He's there goes up high Jaques breath will take the inside line away. Jack Sprague again running in third and around lap. Traffic. Ron horrid to his rear right now. Sprague having the luxury of three lap trucks between he and horn today right now challenge for the lead is a good one off turn to Mike bliss makes the move around shock bound, Greg. Biff Lewis on his rear bumper headed to three very very close. Now for the league knows to tailgate into turn three to get around. Chuck bound list will try to protect that lower line cannot do it. Drifts up gets a little bit sideways list. Counter steers, say's the truck amazing job. Now Grech biff will take lead to the outside rate. Save by Mike bliss off turn four had the machine at least four. Eighty five degrees sideways managed to keep it in the right direction. He will give up the top spot though to Bill in one see if he can recover he's fallen back by about five truck lakes Danka brick Bethel fissile makes his way off the quarter moves away. But he's got heavy traffic. Just ahead. Greg Bevill try to run away high now in the Grainger four, but he will have heavy traffic. He gets around the first one in Sammy tastic, but he's going to have to deal with three lap trucks. Coming off of turn four bliss now about seven to eight truck links back that was a glove. Save a beauty by Mike bliss coming off a turn for the truck was just about sideways any almost lost it able to hang on. But nonetheless gives the lead to Greg. Biff oil in Bethlehem scampered away by one point three seconds over Mike bliss list, now working around some the lap traffic that he had previously passed. Now, we look back to Jack's rake who has broken free of the lap traffic. He's fine and dandy. Joe more looks like Ron they is now has his hands full with lap trucks. Two trucks just ahead of him. Here. He goes to work on that traffic diving to the end side is exit turn to down the backstretch come. Ron Hornets takes away the inside line from Rick Beebe haunted tucks in behind Jimmy has. This is exactly the same smile. Jack Sprague had to encounter Hornets not close up the spread but still keeping him within eyesight. One hundred and eleven laps on the board. Fifty six to go in the NASCAR craftsman truck series season. Jack Sprague Ron hor today racing head to head for the title separated on the race track. By only one position at the moment. Race leader. Greg. Biff allows lead is one point seven seconds over Mike bliss, Jack Sprague, Ron horrid Joe Rutland. The top five got just fifty four laps to go here in the SAM's town two fifty for the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network. From the restrict to the road home fill up with Sonoko the official you'll of NASCAR Sonoko mixed. High quality performance bills for the greatest drivers in the world both on and off the track. Whether you're pulling up to the pump or experiencing the excitement being the track on race day. This will be four, thanks. They've already caught it up with Sonoko may I service complete second canon Sonoko fuel and he's out at away from trust enough to be the fuel that keeps you going capture. The essence of racing and Philip with the official fuel of NASCAR Sonoko. Fifty two laps to go in the Sam sound to fifty here at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where the lights are on. We are under heavy cloud cover non of big threat of rain or anything. We're just fine in that department, but they have lit up the track and actually the track looks quite nice right now all in Scots in Moscow ninety son getting ready to set here, the western sky in this race will finish under the cover of darkness and right now. Greg biff out in front his head to head flight with Andy Houston, the cintas rookie of the year championship will biff elites the race Houston his back in ninth on the lead lab, but not performing as well as he would like at this stage of the events get a quick rundown through the field. Greg VIP leads Mike bliss, second two and three ten seconds behind him with Jack Sprague third Ron horn a fourth and Joe Ruttman v j solder is sixth. Ron Barfield seven. Tony Raines eighth anti Houston is nine and Dennis Setzer is the final machine on the lead lab in tenth position. Which Miller is eleventh. Mike's defense is twelve Jimmy Hensley thirteenth Terry cook fourteenth and Doug, George. Fifty Mike Wallace's sixty Kevin Szewinska. Seventeenth recovered team. Lonnie? Rush nineteenth and Kevin Harvick. Twentieth. Twenty-first Stacy Compton. Lance, nor X twenty-second Scot Walters. Twenty-third Rick Carelli twenty fourth two laps down Brenton gone twenty fifth. Tom Hubert in twenty-six Wilson. Twenty-seventh Rick BBN twenty eight Randy Tolsma in twenty nine and Rick McCray. In thirtieth three laps down. Chuck bound thirty first Boris said and thirty second Nipper outs in thirty third. Tammy. Jo Kirk six laps down thirty fourth seven laps down. Sammy tastic thirty fifth ten laps down late Bainbridge in thirty six Brian Refner. Tony Roper, Scott Hanson. Randy Renfro are all behind the wall. And that is the full field with forty nine laps to go. Very competitive race. Total of eleven lead changes among seven drivers, another lead in the hands of great biff Elit laugh one eighteen let's check on fit road and get a story from Tony Zuhdi standby by with Barry Dodson barrier driver. Mike bliss had a good size lead. Almost lost it over here in turn four what? Happened. People got up owners took all air L spoiler. Not as smart, but it's not hard to give you know, real fast taking it easy right now. We're pretty that's the word from Barry Dodson crew chief for the TV ESI Ford for Sperry and Mike bliss, most likely to be leaving that what we know. Mike bliss is buried dots. Told me this weekend is likely he is going to be splitting with the team AFC operation at the end of the year as well to do other things. And so this quite an emotional day for that team. Driver crew chief owner, Jim Smits and the rest of the operation as they get set to wrap up their tenure together in this NASCAR craftsman truck series right now running second two and a half seconds behind leader. Greg biff, oh, the NASCAR craftsman truck series is a team sport. Even the driver can't win without the professional technicians that build and maintain. These NASCAR trucks federated on parts with lots of recognize some of the special people behind the scenes in today's race Ron today. Jack Sprague are the title contenders. For the nineteen ninety. Eight NASCAR craftsman truck series championship. In is with their teams, hard, work, and dedication that have put them in contention for the Champions Trophy. Here are the members of each team. I the team of the Napa break Chevrolet driven by Ron Hornets. I am Fred Greaves crew chief. Hi, my name's Joe Johnson. Fabricator time my name's Mike, Lance and on the show truckdriver. Hi, I'm Dave S. Look, and I'm the engine tutor. I berry Haley, I'm in charge of shocks. Hi, I'm Ron graves. I do the tires of Steve darn rear tire or dental mechanics. Hi, Scott with fabricator gasman. Hi, I'm seventy Ginzalo. It's Geno mechanic and tire carrier. Hi, I'm Gordon arbiter. I'm the transmission specialist. Hi. I'm Darren Norfleet. I'm truckdriver spotter. Tom is Wesley sherline on McCain, man. And here is the team of the GMAC Chevrolet driven by Jack Sprague. Hi, I'm Dennis Conner an arm. The crew chief? I'm my name's Eddie O'Hare. I take care of the tires on raising. Hi, I'm Joey Arnold in general mechanic. Hi 'em. How chip Marshon? I'm the engine tuner and the tar. Burial race day. I'm desk Rockville. I'm the primary truck driver and assist with fueling. Curtis diffult. And I am the backup truck driver in Jack, man, I'm Dave carrier, general mechanic. Hi, I'm Shane Wilson. I'm a chassis specialist. Reindeer fabricator gasman on race day. Hi, I'm David down. I'm paying by specialist. Hi, I'm Tony wet. I do suspension brakes and change your tires on race day. Hi, I'm Alex guide radio broadcasts on pit road. Come some of the front runners and Houston just got overtaken by the leader a moment ago. Put a lap down. Now that too man in the rookie of the year. Competition comes in for a visit the stop lamp one Twenty-three. Rick Carelli was just on pit road. Kevin Harvick and Mike Wallis. Also just in. Let's go to Jim Phillips. She Jim went back into the garage to get a story force. Let swing Tony Rudy right side tires going on the anti Houston truck right now, they got a can of seventy six racing fuel in their cleaning off the front grille right now in the NASCAR fissile is holding any Huston. So it's up break there for the second generation driver from hickory, North Carolina. His. Tommy Houston veteran for many years in the NASCAR Busch series and Houston right now running back to the running order not having the lucky would like here and the SAM's town to fifty at lap. What twenty four Greg biffin's lead is now three point three seconds over Mike bliss bliss advantage over Jack Sprague is four and a half seconds. Sprague's advantage over Ron horrid and fourth is five seconds. Today's advantage over Joe Ruttman in fifth is now six seconds. So the front five pretty well. Spread out. We've got forty two laps to go in the Samson to fifty Joe Rudman who runs in fifth is on the pit lane. Now, Jack spray who is running in the runner up position actually running in third on pit road. We will recap these stops in a moment with one hundred twenty seven laps in the books. Greg biff continues to lead from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network. Back in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Starting green flag. Pitstops one hundred twenty nine laps around the board. Let's go to Tony Zuhdi Ethel flights the green four, and it's going to be a right side tire j I can't seventy six racing. Fuel is in right side tires are. Now, the second hand going into struck in a way, it goes biff home also with Jack Sprague he took on right side tires as well as today. Right side tires fueled in the garage, Jim Phillips, Tony Roper. Tony good afternoon. What happened? Well, we broke a motor. We were having a great afternoon. We started thirtieth, and we were all the way up to ten so we did that under green. It was awful. Good racecar little tight. We just want to make some adjustment. And we come in and pitted. And went back out. It was pretty darn good. And. I guess about five left in the motor start going away. But you know, I want to think sell everybody on the team they work really hard. And it was today there in the race with the best part of the weekend. We had an awful good truck. I think we had a top five truck really just didn't happen today. I guess we'll. Regroup. Get back out. Until the end of the day for Tony Roper Joe represent the left side tires last time became on lap. One twenty eight change two right side tires time. Joe Ruttman his service. He's back on the track. And they're more pitstops in front of Tony Zuhdi Lonnie. Rush comes in. They're gonna take ties on his truck. The right side tires are on the fuel going in and Lonnie rush. Now problem with the right front come with a leg net on the right front. In fact, they're still hoping Russ tough break for lunch rush that with a long stop the leader is Mike bliss. He has not yet made is stop two pit road. Second is Ron Barfield third is Dennis Setzer. Then it'll cycle back to Greg. Biff oil who will be in fourth position for the moment. Here's Barfield dropping off the racetrack onto pit road for his stop got thirty five laps to go here as Barfield pits. Also coming in behind him will be the leader. Mike bliss submits come down pit road lap one hundred thirty three keeping an eye on Dennis Setzer at to see if he will come down pit road. This time. Or go on by to take over the top spot. And no indication yet from sets or whether he'll pit as he still works. His way around the speedway Barfield in list is working his way toward his pit stall. And again these visits to pit road with thirty four laps to go. We go to Tony Zuhdi might bless their wave in the manner here for where he asked five thousand second year list is in very goes around checks up the right side. It'll be right side tires for Mike bliss and this'll be their final. Stop today. Second Kanter racing. Feel going in right now berry steering. Jaggi bliss is away. So Mike plus goes back out on the race track and Mike lists. Now will stay the leader as he basically had a full lap advantage on everyone else. Some who came in some who did not. And it will cycle back to Dennis Setzer. This time by coming off turnover. Four although sets are now will opt to come to the pit lane at lap one thirty three and as they cycle back to the line. This time the lead will still be in the hands of Mike bliss again, we're in the middle of green flag, pitstops let's cover Dennis Setzer. Stop as thou. Great Bill will take the lead lap. One. Thirty four sets comes down the pit lane Forty-five miles an hour. Very slowly. Now second gear cover his stop with Tony resuting, the mo- par. Shifted smart lip front Valence still flapping in the wind. But it'll be all right side tire change for Dennis Setzer. This theme I hope for today. The aero dynamic problem is kinda murked them from getting up front, but they still hope for good finish right side tires finish and Dennis Sutter's away. Here comes riffle to the start finish line. He has an advantage over Mike bliss as we wait for bliss to come to the stripe, here's bliss. Now. The difference is six seconds between first and second spots things spreading out a little bit. After that pitstop. I guess also of importance out is that Ron hor today stayed within one position of Jack Sprague Sprague is third. Horrid is fourth at this point. So again, haunted pacing Sprague and in position to hang onto the championship. If he can go to pit road Heston sits pulled away that we were talking about flying off the truck pieces of metal in tabling on pit road. We'll see how that all back. Assessor? That's not what you're looking for their you want every bit of aerodynamic advantage. You can get and loosen. The that piece of sheet metals not can help Dennis Setzer continues to trickle back through the running order right now posted in the eleventh position we have thirty one laps to go. And Greg vittles lead. Now is seven seconds over Mike bliss. Jack Sprague is third. Ron haunted a fourth Jimmy Hensley fifth. Joe Ruttman J solder Stacy Compton. Butch Miller at Ron Barfield are the top ten right now. Barfield falling way behind there after his visit to pit road. He's no longer on the lead lap. He's back in tenth position. We have eight trucks on the same lap of the race leader one of them. Stacey comptons, and I don't believe he's made a visit to pit road yet. Here this cycle of stops. He's kind of hanging out there. Wait for caution flag to see if he can get a break. But so far nothing doing there for Compton. And eventually he will have to make a final visit to pit road in this race stops came kinda early. I didn't think they would be in quite so soon they are only about forty laps after the last set of. Pitstops? I'd been told by most of the teams to expect around sixty laps would be their fuel range. So maybe they figure that the racist gone green so much. They haven't used the set of tires. They might as well get them while they can might as well take advantage of the situation right now. Twenty nine left to go the shaky with Tony Brazilian and basically see if the crews have indicated anything to him about the early these pit stops that we just saw a few laps ago. Well, let's talk to the crew chief of the race leader wreck Bittel Randy gos-, those pitstop seemed to be a little early. What's the strategy behind that? Well, I guess what's this year when he was fast enough to win. We just want to play it safe today. I think he's got the truck to win. Taylor. Great. Hope we hang on guys from what I could tell up here when the Grainger team jumped up on the wall, everybody else kind of look suit said if the leader's coming in we have to match mother, no way, we can beat him. So that the story there from pit road. Rick Carelli is in hood is up on that machine. Smoke showing out from behind in a follow up there shortly right now with twenty eight laps to go the top five or Greg biff. Mike bliss, Jack Sprague Ron hor today and Joel Rudman with Hore today. Just one spot behind sprayed in position to try and claim the series championship. If he can finish that way. Twenty six laps to go in the Sam town to fifty here. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Great biffin's lead. Now, eight point four seconds over Mike bliss, Jack Sprague, Ron horn. And Joe Ruttman of the top five three and right now Ron horny would be champion just one position behind spraying from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network seventeen laps to go in the Sam sound to fifty here loss. Vegas right now pitstops are happening. For the truck's a lap or more down. Tony zuni. You had some trucks on the last time by including one j solder who's coming in. Again. What was the situation? There was this a little bit of strategy being played out you think like test Shay solder, but I do have very dots. Here. Bury your roll the dice. I was first time. You've changed left side tires. I guess you really had no choice. Well, the. Goodyear tires are excellent luck. I said earlier we shut little bit up a little bit of wear on the right side. Come so, cool and decrypt is excellent. So we had too many hatestock allow. This plenty of rubber on. But just what when when a rubber when a rubber goes away, they get cooled. You're the tires are hot. So we need to we need to make them happy with the left side tires. You think you have something for the wind? That's the word from Barry. Dodson the interesting to see we have on the lead lap seven trucks. So bliss is going to be fifth on the restart only behind four machines who are on older tires than he now. Remember, it's not like he's got four fresh tires only to fresh tires not quite as big an advantage as if he had four but still we're gonna find out here and just another lap. What to fresh tyres will be worth. They'll be sixteen fifteen laps to go. And we go back racing. And just those seven machines on the lap three of them with fresher tires on one side of the truck than the other good. Get kind of interesting. Oh, yes. Especially with Jack Sprague running in second, Ron Horta. They running third if you're just joining us those to have basically been in eyeshot of one another all day long and Ron holiday needs to keep Jack Sprague as close to him as possible Jack Sprague once Ron hor today as far away from him as he can possibly get and with just fifteen apps to go, those two running those detail thing. Could get bit dicey. Remember today as the master of the restart. We've seen him many a time coming down for three and flag hill pass five six seven trucks at one clip. Although I would say he would take the conservative approach towards this restart right now as they double up on the back straightaway. The complicating factor for the race leader's is they're going to have about a dozen trucks out of the inside of them in that inside lane that have stopped for fresh tyres and are going to be trying to roar back from a lap down. You Tony Raines inside of leader Bill you've got Dennis Setzer inside of Jack Sprague, and you've got about four of them all jockeying for the spot inside of Ron Hornets up there in turn three and the black flag is going to be flying for both Mike's to fan again, Terry cook in the moment. Those drivers kind of jockeying their way into line. You don't double up to the left win. It's one lap to go to green. So those two drivers will be posted on the black flag will be flying for them in a couple apps time. Green flag in the air. Fifteen to go is they come to the stripe. Greg Bill, Jack. Sprague run horrid Joe Rudman. And then Mike bliss the top five let machines to their inside. They head for turn one on the outside lane. Now finally before gets around the first of those latte trucks, which is Tony Raines still the second place fan Jack break third place lawn or today works the outside lane off turn to fields storms are way down. The backstretch is still Bittel showing away. Jack Sprague and second Ron horrid a very very close third. Joe Rodman in fourth. Get shuffled back behind some of the lab. Trucks and holiday starts to lose track of Jack Sprague right now horrid running in third is falling into the clutches of lap traffic and Joel Ruttman road all the way down the APR and try to make it three wide that two sets inside that's still a hornet's nest back to the corner couldn't quite squeeze down on the inside of Dennis Setzer. So for now, he'll fall back in line behind a big puff of smoke. Further. Back. Terry goes up at a point spoke overturned, number two. He slows traffic scatters to clear auction is on the speedway fourteen apps to go. The caution. Flag comes out at lap. One fifty three for Terry Cooke. Evidently, having a problem under the hood of the PBA Chevrolet off of turn four right now. Dennis Setzer and Tony Raines start to jockey to get their lap back. They do not Greg. Biff will lead them back to the start finish line. And definitely the close call there as they had a Jamel the brakes to avoid running into Greg Bill, but we are under caution for the fourth time of the afternoon coming out for a problem in turn to for Terry. You think of that race back to the caution? Jack Sprague was having nightmare. Flashbacks Phoenix truck. Trying to raise him back to the good into the side ripped up the air dam. I mean, I'm sure he was looking all around saying don't get near me. Please the yellow flag fourth time in the event comes out with thirteen to go. We'll take a break and come back for the Finnish. We continue under the caution flag as safety crews pick-up some debris lay down by Terry Cooke who had a problem over and turns one and two while they tend to that drivers right now. Coming down the pit lane include Jimmy Hensley, BA Wilson, and Butch Miller making funnel pitstops. We've just got twelve laps to go. Oh from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network back. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We have one lap until we go back to the green flag. And when that green flag comes out. We will have ten laps to go to decide. The winner of the SAM's town two fifty the nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series champion all to be decided in these next ten laps here in the desert sevada should be good show. Interesting to see if rod Horta they lost touch with Jack sprang on the last restart. See if he knows maybe how he can keep up their wit sprig, maybe get up there and see if he can keep his much ground close to spray as possible. He didn't need to keep up with him. He just needs to keep the guys behind him on the lead lap from passing him. That's the trick right now. If hor today finishes one spot behind Sprague wins the championship by eight points. If Rudman gets by him that takes it down to three if bliss gets by him well for Ron horrid that would not be something he wants to think about because that would put the point lead back in his brakes hand, all that assuming Sprague is not. Able to pass Greg biff oil if he is if Sprague will pass before and win the race. Ron holiday has to finish second to clinch the championship. Ten laps to go. Chris Morgan waves. The green flag were back underway here in Vegas lap. Trucks out of the inside get the better job than leader. Greg Bip Tony Raines and Dennis Setzer now up in front of Bip Bip tries to stretch out his lead on spray rallies back at the outside to get by Dennis Setzer. Still though, it is Tony Raines in front of him. And here's Bill diving to the inside of the racetrack taking a shot at Todi rates. But Raines is strong ale Novak straight away to spots remain static. You'll be Greg. Biff will in the top spot Jack Sprague in second battle on for third as Joe Rama's trying to make it interesting on line. Ron horrid horrid again, did not get a good start and Rutland looks to take third away from Ron now they try to make it three wide and today, let's Ruttman go, but they make contact here. The trial. Will rub it in a bounce off one another run. We'll go by put horrid a back to the fifth spot move. The fourth here with just nine laps ago. The leaders are into they come back off the corner. Greg biff whole time for the inside of Tony Raines twined again by their dead but off turn to fifth in the top spots. Brag is second now Rudman his third will keep an eye on Hornets to see if Mike bliss can get around. And for the moment dies down low trying to put latte trucks between himself and Mike Wallace. And Mike bliss has a ways to go before. He'll catch up to Ron hor today if he can get by Sprague finish his second Sprague wins. The championships breaks got better than that. In mind. He wants to lead try to clear the lap trucks and get a shot at Greg biff into one in a Setzer sits in between Jack Sprague and race leader. Greg Bill coming back to the corner here he goes shopping to the side of data center Twi to get by him while he doesn't missiles able to drive away. Brag try to pull even with sesser. Who again is a lap truck. They come into turn three Sprengel have the better line. Now, we'll put sets behind them. So nothing now stands between Sprague and the leader. Greg Bethel, Jack Sprague off turnover. Four works out of the inside of Tony Raines and. Dennis Setzer Sprague has clear shot of Greg. Bifida win the SAM's town two fifty third is Joe Ruttman. Joel Rutland is fourth J solder is fifth. Single file ACTA turn one, right? Bethel has about four truck linked lead over Jack Sprague, nowadays cleared all the lap. Traffic. Question is have enough time to chase him down. He's wanted this tire. Tracks on the back straightaway headed three Greg Bethel mashes down the gas down the back straightaway into turn three Sprague really close the gap spread taking early apex deterrent three. And now we have a truck link separate himself from the leader Sprague has got a pass. Greg. Biff oil or J solder is got a pass Ron horrid for spray to win the title to the stripe. They come six laps to go. Jimmy Hensley is around solder. Now he goes after day. This could be the championship into one look down to the inside of Ron Horta. David hor today takes it all the way to the bottom of the race track. Meanwhile, brought hairspray gold after Greg Bethel crossed the side fifth whole cuts to jets took a brief look then thought better of tux back line. They're single file into turn. Three again, spread takes a lower line. And Bethel what the Grainger Ford appears to be handling very very well. From turns three and four methyl still has the lead. The nail biting has commenced in the pink Araj areas of Jack Sprague and Ron hor today and Greg biff as well bills going for his first ever NASCAR craftsman truck series win. He's got a former series champion on his back bumper with five laps to go break as they're riding along the second spot looking again down the inside of breakfast for a chance to get by this time he will step out as he hits the turn three the rookie. Greg bifida trying to win his very first NASCAR craftsman truck career win just in front of Jack's brecca's now Jek spread closes onto the back bumper of rectal there goes to tailgate back to the strife Sprague pressing hard. Jimmy Hensley is pressing Ron hor today for their position the fourth spot to the start finish line four laps to go in the season spring, again looks low on for the lead into one takes it all the way down to the bottom of the race racket returned everyone to keep that lane from opening up for Jack Sprague. Meanwhile, quakes loose further back what truck hits the outside wall. Villers slams Florida. The wall here number two everyone's standards to get wild. Inside caution is on the speedway four laps to go four lapsed ago. And we are under caution for Brandon gone who has crashed in turn number two. They come off of turnover. Four Dennis sets is trying to get his lap back and will not do it. So we will race back to the caution flag with dentists are not able to get his as lap back from race leader. Greg biff oil and unlike other NASCAR series such as Winston Cup and the NASCAR Busch series. We will finish under the green flag. We will not end under caution. Therefore, adding more pressure to these drivers as Nyla thick that we're going to have a Greenway checker fish while an amazing finish of the NASCAR craftsman truck series season. Cautioned flag-waving with three laps to go. Let's go back and recap. The cause of the yellow with Joe Mawr turns one and two random gone came racing at turnover warnings work in the outside lane to clear some traffic. He got into the loose stuff. At his truck broke loose. The back end nearly came back around and gathered it back in than it bounced off the outside retaining wall at the entrance of turn number two bounced back out of the running lane that hit it again here just near the exit of turn to they pulled him from the truck. He's walking down under his own power to the ambulance. He seems to be okay. But his truck is done a couple of things to think about here when we do go back. Green flag racing. It will be a single file restarts. None of the lap. Trucks will be up there in the mix. It'll just be the seven machines on the lead lap in single file at the green flag. It'll be Greg Bill. Jack Sprague Joe Rudman Ron horrid Jimmy Hensley J solder, Mike bliss. Those seven trucks will be all there in formation in single file when we do go back racing four Bronkhorst. Boy, he's got to be sweating. This went out after losing the spot. Joe Ruttman now Jimmy Hensley applying pressure to him before the caution flag and how about the rookie, Greg. Biff just holding off all kinds of pressure from Jack Sprague defending series champ. Trying to win a title if he can win the race. And. And with seeing this the way it's gone down to the last few laps between full and Sprague. It looks very reminiscent to a race earlier the year at the Texas Motor Speedway just outside of Dallas those who were the class of the field there, and there were problems with Jack spinning across the infield grass. And right now, they are in position as they were in Texas right now, although it's four win with Gregg biff oil and Jack Sprague right now the top of the leaderboard Mike bliss on pit row. Let's get an update from the team ASEP. Let's let's get a word with the Randy Gosse what he's telling his driver. Greg biff. Okay. Randy it's down for the marble. It's down for the money. What you tell you rookie driver. Well, I told them make sure we get down to first lap under dream to get down here on the white line. And and hopefully, you know, Sprague's going to be looking at where the sixteen is. And he's probably going to be about three abreast down here with him. So we get around. I turn on like, we'll be. All right. He's done a great job today. The whole teams don't agree job. No matter what happens. I'm proud of these guys really has done a great job a lot of pressure out there and the young man is handled. It very very well cleaning up from a caution flag crash involving Brendan gone up intern. So one and two that is put us out of the yellow flag for the fifth time in the race. In his set up a green white checker shoot out to decide. The NASCAR craftsman truck series championship back for the finish in a minute. Apple lap away from a two lap. Shootout in the Samson to fifteen. Let's pause ten seconds for station identification on the NASCAR truck network back at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Samson to fifty will have a two lap shoot out for the nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series championship. Jack Sprague second Ron haunted is in fourth with Gregg biffing looking for his first ever win leading the field to the green flag. Should biff. A win. He will be the series thirteenth different winner in thirteen weeks. It's going to be a good one agreed flag a white flag. Then a checkered flag we're back under the green green flag is in the air. Ron horrid gets a good break away from Jimmy Hensley that'll help in his fight to hang onto a spa. Meantime, it is spray all over the back bumper of Bip into one that come charging tournament. One both trucks. Go down to the bottom of the racetrack. Right on the white line. Now Sprague flares out to the outside. Pinks chased go by Greg Pepple. Down drop to the inside at gets back in line coming down the backstretch getting up to speed. It's still Greg Bittel showing the way Sprague again turns in earlier into turn three maintains the second spot for today now in third Joe Rutland in Ford or today made the move around. Joe Rutland on the back straightaway. Could a bit his championship here. They come to the white flags spray foam may contact as they come to the stripe Sprague sideways. He Gavin's it back up. Here's today. Going by piffle for second on the titles. Break has the lead today goes by he grabs the second spot. Here's Joe rugby gets into Greg Bethel revenue turn sideways at the racetrack. Everybody goes wide did a Setzer. It's hard. He grabs the outside retaining ball. The rest of the field scrambles. The inside caution is on the speedway with one lap to go. That was the white flag. They were racing. For. But as feel comes off turn up her four the race will end with Jack Sprague winning and rod horn a second. Jack Sprague is the race winner. Rod horrid is the nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series champion in an amazing change of events on the final lap. Let's go to pit rose. Here's of joy a lot of motion down here high fives, hugs Fred shit. Did it your that shale? Unbelievable. Ron just did it when he had to we told him Jack up by biff he had to go with them. And he pulled it off. Unbelievable and unbelievable finish hugs. All around other teams coming over to congratulate run Hornets is a nineteen ninety eight champion in unbelievable finish had loss fates on believable to lab green white checker. Shootout to the finish. Jack Sprague Ron hor today ending up in the one and two positions after Sprague and Greg biff got together racing for the lead where they came to the white flag spray gathered it back up for today used this the momentary hesitation to get the the run by Greg biff and take over the second spot. And now what's going on here down on the trial will grass Sprague and hor today pulling their trucks together shaking hands in the middle of the trial will between pit road and the straightaway. And now doing dual victory donuts. Let's go to pit road Jim Phillips and Dennis Conner. Get a word Dennis, right? Here's he walks along the pit lane. Dennis gave it everything. You had buddy. Hey, you guys we happen to win this race? I guess we need to go to Victor circle for we worry about that pet stuff. Yeah. The guys on this team. I'm extremely proud of these guys everybody back. Hendrick motorsports helps this one think Rick and John Hendrick for all the support. They give us respect. Thank all of our sponsors team. GMAC GMAC financial services G M protection plan AC Delco rotary lift and Haas machines. Jack done a heck of a job. We came out here with. A plan to set on the pole when the reysen whatever happened after that. That's all we could do. Fortunately, we pulled off our plan but horn today pulled off their plan. I'd like to congratulate them like gradulate the whole crew it's been a kind of a real strange season in that every time one of us will get a comfortable lead over the other one something off the wall would happen to us like the deal happen to us Phoenix last week, you take that out of the equation. We win the championship. But it was a heck of a fight all year long. And it's going to be a fight next year. And. I told the Gaza meeting before the race today. No matter what happened today, we wouldn't be in this situation next year because we'll have at tied up before we get the pond Tanna, California with these tough trucks. That's Dennis Qatar's. He hits the victory lane. Jack spray goes to victory lane while Ron Hornets is the nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series champion by three points. The thoughts of to those gentlemen in a moment when we come back to Las Vegas. Jack Sprague has won the SAM's town. Two fifty Ron haunted has won the nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series championship. And Greg biff list, the cintos rookie of the year thoughts from those drivers and the rest of the top ten in the moment. I from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network Ness par today continues on the NASCAR truck network. Awesome. Nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series season has just come to a traumatic. Awesome conclusion with the final two laps of the Sam sound to fifteen Jack's break took the checkered flag. Rod horrid has taken title. Let's get his thoughts in Vic the actually on the pit lane with Tony Zuhdi Ron hornet as climbed out of the truck. He gets the whole cooler water split on him, man. Ron one finished. I don't think script writer could write a better finish. And you come across the nineteen ninety eight champion. Hats off Redgrave's this whole Naveh break Chevrolet team is unbelievable. I just wanted to call water on the truck handle good. I didn't work up sweat, and it just made me cold. So unbelievable. Fred gotta thank him bottom of my heart. The Lord I'll tell you what. Everything happens for reason at all through the Lord. And Dale Theresa all the guys back in the shop. Awesome. I'll tell you what you guys are number one of my heart. They build a ninety nine Chevrolet. We got that son of a gun. Jimmy, thanks, buddy. Anytime. Thank you. And I'll tell you. They've already got a brand new truck. Mill ready just thinking Jimmy Hensley came up Jimmy helped Ron kind of get around those people three fourths of the way through the race. You had the whole field Jack in front of you. Everything looked really good all the sudden cautioned then at the end, we get the green white checkered finish what was going through your mind when the caucus started flying at the end of the bad part. We got. The lap traffic before that seventeen ago, they had that and I got hung out. I thought Houston was on the same lap. And I'll get myself, I drove harder and harder backwards. And they told me down I started food out and caught the guy. So. Tell you what this is. In that. Right. And we did what we had to do. Got round him. But I tell you what a heck of a try. If you need moved up on the Pitney truck that you came down on him, they wiggled and just enough momentum to get this Napa Chevrolet up front and finish second. I don't know if I got him, but outta tried your the series first two time winner, how does this? When compared to the one back in ninety five. This is the most no saying I've ever done. I was the Theresa. We're here in the rest of the crew. But I'll tell you what be one heck of a party. And it'll be on myself. I tell you what Theresa can't thank enough given us opportunity. Big smiles on runs faces wife Lindy and his daughter Candace giving him a hug Ron Hornets your nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series champion couple years back to in a NASCAR Busch series race in hickory North Carolina where Bobby the body won the race. But lost the championship a few points to Joe Nemechek, and it was the most disappointed victory lane interview. I've ever heard I suspect we're in for one of a similar sort here. Is we go to Jim Phillips to hear from today's race winter, Jack Sprague, that's exactly. I was sitting here thinking about that look on Bobby the Bonnie's face same lick on Jack Spriggs face it came down to a caution. And it came down to a couple of laps. You went forward. You did what you had to do. But tell us what happened between you Greg biff. Oh, well, you know, I knew ahead to win the race. And I didn't touch my past and cleanest could be when I got to me just slam hell out of me and young man's got a lot to learn, you know, he doesn't have many friends at and he's not making any more. And you know, he slam me. And then once I got by him. He let on a day goes. So, you know, it's one of them deals. I mean, I can't control any of that team. GMAC Chevrolet great all day. The guys doing a great job all year. You know? Sorry, rick. You know, we tried buddy. Just came a little short what it had to get him next year. But I like think on my father's GMAC AC production plan Chevrolet, rotary lift Quaker state and half machinery. And just you know, it's probably good to be disappointed with five wins. And second point with the lose it that way, you know. That's not very sportsmanlike Honda. Bills part. I mean holiday did nothing wrong. I mean took advantage of the same situation. But you know, I didn't expect anybody to move for me. And that's just the way goes tell us about your truck before the caution came out to you look like you'd gain on him. You've got right behind him. Just couldn't make the pass. Or were you waiting to make your move? Well, you know, the funny part is I could have knocked him out anytime to win the race and try to win the championship. But I did not pass them clean. And he slammed me. So like I said he's the youngster got a lot to learn Jack's break he wins the race. But he loses the championship. Tough wreck. Their for Jack Sprague who was going for his second superspeedway win of the year. And he got that. But lost the championship. By some new version, the final apps save Tony Zuhdi has caught up to Greg Bill. Well, Mike, we're in hot pursuit right now hope to get him here in just one moment. All right, so resilient is legged it out trying to get up with Gregg Bill who is the cintos? Rookie of the year. Also hear from Jimmy Hensley who finished third today and Jay solder who had. A great run ends up in the fourth spot as the SAM's down to fifty is over here in Las Vegas back in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We'll hear from the SaaS rookie of the year and the rest of the top five. Also give you the finishing order of today's SAM's town to fifteen from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the NASCAR truck network back in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Ron horn. Today is wife Lindy daughter Candace and grandbaby Lacey had been loaded up in Chevrolet Camaro right now coming down the front straightaway. With a checkered flag in their hands. As Ron today is now nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series champion tear from the cintos rookie of the year. Greg biff he's with our Jim Phillips. Greg. Biff was explained to me about those last apps. Great, congratulations. I on the winning the nineteen ninety eight rookie of the year in the craftsman truck series. But tell us about those last few laps you had the lead. Jack Sprague was on your buffer. Well, you know, I mean, we were Dyson out there those last labs and and spring we had a better truck, and he did and he was trying to get the air off me and trying to get air off me for them last laughs up until that caution. And I got down on the corner and left this a little bit on the table just wanted to be hair conservative and and pick the throttle up off, and he got his nose underneath me. And he had a clean pass on become an off the corner there, but he just didn't want to run down along the bottom of the race track down there like we did for hundred sixty five labs he wanted to run me out kind of in the fuzzy a little bit and maybe get some build up on the tires down into one. I couldn't stay on outside of him. You know, I mean, it's just recent. I mean, it's the white flag lap. Anything goes. You know, if he says, I intentionally got into that says, you know, we we we won't do that. After that. What? Happened after that, then then you know, tore up the left front probably nocco out a little bit. And I just got you know, I mean, you lose so much speed on a mile and a half. I just got back up to speed, and you know, two or three guys got by me. And I went down to the corner down there. And somebody got I think it was Joel teammate got sideways underneath me. Whether he got hit in the back or what happened, but he got sideways, and I didn't even see him. And I felt somebody hitting on me like that. And then and then I just picked the throttle up and drove off, and I didn't know what was going on. It was kind of behind me. You know, it wasn't beside me or in front of me that was behind me what happened down there again. Congratulations on being the rookie of the year. Thank you regular full nineteen ninety eight craftsman truck series rookie of the year led the race until the white flag will come up with a fifth place finish today. But we'll win cintas rookie of the year championship this season. Go back to Tony resute down in the garage area. Trying to catch up with either J solder Jimmy Hensley tell you when a championship party breaks out it breaks out, but one. Hundred and fifty two hundred people down here on pit road is kind of tough to tell who's who. But we'll try to track down one of them. So we'll get update their shortly. Check back in with you as we are in pursuit of third place should be Hensley four-place Jay solder. And while we wait. Let's take a look at the finishing order right now. Jack Sprague the race winner. But Ron hor today finish his second and wins the championship by three points here this afternoon. Jimmy Hensley will come up third Jay solder fourth and Greg biff oh fifth. Mike Lynch finishes six Joe Ruttman seventh last on the lead lap. Mike van. It comes home the first one a lap down eighth place in that last scrambled. The checkered flag. He made some excellent moves to come up with a good top ten finish in his truck series debut. Got Ron Barfield running night this afternoon. Butch Miller tenth eleventh is Andy Houston. Mike Wallace was twelve. Dennis sets are thirteen. Three Crawford fourteen. Doug, George fifteenth sixteenth was Lance norc Stacy Compton was seventeenth Lani. Rush. Eighteenth be Wilson nineteenth. And twentieth today was Kevin Harvick twenty-first is. Kevin so Inskeep. Twenty-second Tony Raines twenty-third Scot Walters. Tom Hubert was. Fourth and Randy Tolsma twenty fifth. Twenty sixth is Rick Beebe Nipper also twenty-seventh boy said was twenty eighth Rick McCray. Twenty ninth and thirtieth Chuck bound semi potassium was thirty first. Brennan gone thirty second Blake Bainbridge was thirty third Terry Cooke was thirty fourth Rick really thirty fifth Tammy Jo Kirk was thirty six Brian Refner thirty seven th Tony Roper thirty eighth thirty ninth. With Scott Hanson fortieth is Randy Renfro time of the race. One hour fifty seven minutes. Even had five caution flags that throw slow the event throughout its course. Fourteen lead changes among eight different drivers. The final of them has came to the white flag when Jack Sprague gut by Greg Bill and went on to win the race. We heard from Sprague and hor today the top two in the event and in the championship this year, we heard from Greg VIP fifth-place finisher still looking to get a word with third and fourth place drivers. Let's go back downstairs Jimmy Hensley here. Jimmy. You've been in the wild ones before. But this is other wild finish. It was GM probably pretty ugly. Third us go. We strong out. We had bad arrow problems today, we got around trucks, and you know, we just hung on all day pretty much had to run con I clean air in our day. And you know, we'd run the left tires whole race in Fred side. Put less tires last truck overly lap. And boy rid of Alabama was hooked up semi lamp writes in them, you know, he was right there with Jack role on his right day comes dodge. You know, we we turned it around here by June and wound up moving back up six points in you know, I'm glad get a little break right now. But I hate to quit 'cause we kind of been on role in in hopefully, the carry over ninety nine was that cautioned the big break for you though. It was we had I, you know, just out of Lawrence. We could lot guys stopped on the green. I don't know. Why was running probably twelve thirteen fourteen somewhere? We just kept saying staying staying in. In in some of the guys on the grain without it in it out to college in in, you know, get back on laugh in is is finished falls. Another great run for Jimmy Hensley. Jimmy Hensley an extra having a good season for the most part after making some changes at Bristol in June. They stacked up many top ten finish, including this one. Here this afternoon. Of course, they picked up the win earlier in the year at Nashville speedway USA when they won the federated auto parts to fifty in. Tony rudy. Well, we have found Jay solder. He was. In his holler changing. Fact, he comes out finishing up. Jay fourth-place finish. That's pretty good way to end the season. I tell you what it says a lot for this good wrench team. They did an awesome job all year top five or what we needed finished fourth in points. We'll take it on that last restart. It looked like you might be the spoiler in this whole championship hunt. Look like, you may even ahead a shot for the lead. But didn't quite happen that way. No, you know, who's gonna get mixed up. There. The way they were running in. We just held our line and got what we could get that say solder driver of the. GM? Good wrench Chevrolet. He comes across four here today. So we've heard from the top five we've heard from the new champion. And now it's time to wrap up this nineteen ninety eight NASCAR craftsman truck series season gets it to leave you from here in Las Vegas Senator earlier in the program, but I'll say it again, the most competitive hard-nosed exciting side by side racing that you could find in the calendar year. Nineteen ninety eight has been here in this truck series of sure you've read some of the headlines over the last couple of weeks and things NASCAR is doing to try and eliminate the conflicts between scheduling of this series, and some of the other major NASCAR divisions and get more folks in fraternity to take in some of this racing. I it's worth making a habit out of it's just fun competition. In almost reminds me of the NASCAR Winston Cup days back in the early seventies late seventies early eighties. These drivers get out there and they race for the scheduled distance. They get there. They're beaten and banging for twenty and twenty fifth spots. And today, we saw our share of that going some one hundred eighty miles an hour, and you just never know what's going to happen in one of these events led to. Tip the cap to Mike cliffs, he was the Gatorade front runner award winner. Two thousand dollars goes in his pocket from Gatorade the official sports beverage of NASCAR by leading lab. Eighty four the halfway point of today's SAM's town two fifty like to thank folks that have helped us throughout the year. First of all the track management that we go to from track to track their help in getting us set up and getting us places where we need to be to do our job also like to thank all the security officers and the law enforcement officers that we encounter at each individual track throughout the year. Their help is invaluable. I mean, they they to help us get us where we need to go and the production assistance that of assisted us over the year, particularly Nick, and friend Bobo from Nashville, Tennessee, they show up at a lot of events. They help us lug the boxes pack up the equipment help. Our turn announcers pit reporters by running against even up here in the tower. They've been an asset to us like the thanks of the engineers that have joined us on the crew this year, Harry Howard and Joe Cooley. They have taken time to come over. And join us Cameron Smith all. Bunch of folks behind the scenes that you don't get to here, and mainly you don't get to meet a lot of times. Great great folks who help us every weekend. Like, the the drivers crews on the PR people who have freed up their time. So we can get the stories that we need to give them to you. And last and finally any mail ru have transported our equipment across the country week after week after week making many long journey. 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Fantasy - Las Vegas Fantasy NASCAR picks

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02:25 min | 2 d ago

Fantasy - Las Vegas Fantasy NASCAR picks

"Weekly getting you ready for this weekend's race. People Rowdy Dragon back again with this week's final F- weekly fantasy update. Today will cover the Bristol. Night race. And take a look forward to the Las Vegas. Motor speedway. So looking back on Bristol the night race stage one, the winner there was Martin's strapped. Stage to also Martin's strapped. And, the winner. t-bone. I came in forty ninth place slipping down one position out of the four spot into fifth. Toby Christy you came in eighty nine. And currently sitting thirty seventh spot and carry Murphy Forty eight fan boy you came in sixty four and currently sit in one hundred fifth in the overall standings. And looking ahead to Las Vegas Motor speedway. Some good picks for you. This weekend starting with the number twenty two joy Lagaan all. In the last three races Julius had two wins. Here is had the highest finishing average among all active drivers at Las Vegas and his last trip here he brought home those all important stage points in both stages along with that wind trophy. Another driver to consider for your lineups is the number to Brad Kozlowski in his last six trips to sin. City Brad has had a win four top five finishes in a finishing average of four point zero. He could also get it done on Sunday. Ending non-playoff driver to watch this week is yet another penske driver the twelve of Ryan blinked in his last five trips to las. Vegas. Blaney is finished top five three times. He's racist track eight times in Cup. and. Currently owns a ten point. Oh, average finish at this track. Ryan loses nothing by going for the win on Sunday Okay folks get on over to the final lap dot com and Toby Christie Dot com for all your Nascar News Information and fantasy stats you've got seven races left to run down our current fantasy leader Diaz is racing anyway. That's it for this week's show. Thanks for sticking around and listening to the final lap weekly fantasy segment. I am Rowdy Dragon. Until next time like at facebook, dot com slash the final lap.

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Ep. 173: State of NASCAR 2019 with Jeff Burton, Part II

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41:07 min | 1 year ago

Ep. 173: State of NASCAR 2019 with Jeff Burton, Part II

"And. Welcome to NASCAR NBC podcast. I'm your host Nate Ryan. This is part two of our conversation with Jeff Burton on the state of NASCAR in two thousand nineteen hopefully already heard part one. If you didn't go back and listen right now, lots of good feedback for the mayor's thoughts on many things and that continues here in part two. We talk NASCAR economics salary caps and the conundrum of using rules to save money. We also talk about the two thousand nineteen rules package with lower horsepower. And why Jeff thanks it could work and also how he'll know if it doesn't work and we also talk about short tracks and the twenty twenty schedule ambient, two important caveats. Here we tape this a few weeks ago. And that was before this week's big announcement that NASCAR will conduct post race inspection at track and strip winds from drivers this year. I know Jeff has. Many thoughts on that. And maybe I'll see if he graciously will return to discuss that when the inevitable disqualification controversy happens later this year. And also this is recorded before the recent test of the new rules at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, though. I think that's less noticeable because Jeffs analysis is pressure as always, and he actually intimidated some of what drivers and teams would say at that test. So let's get right to it. We'll kick it off. With Jeff's thoughts on the financial state of NASCAR in twenty nineteen there. We talked a little bit about NASCAR being entrance tuition. And obviously a big theme from twenty eighteen and going into twenty nineteen is how it's finding its footing financially both from team business model perspective and the perspective of this new structure of sponsorship that nascar's talking about title sponsor, essentially changing into a multi tiered thing that involved tracks and teams UC Jeff with Harrison getting him funding for a full. Season in a NASCAR national series. You talked earlier about it's still ineffective platform where is the business model where is sponsorship for NASCAR. Do you think heading off Ascom, then we spend too much conversation? Too much time in conversation. Talking about cost coming down publicly right because nobody cares else. Flatley what teams are spending. They just want to see good competition or so, so here's the thing. All the other major sports have salary caps. So we really careful because a long long time ago. I remember probably fill out some articles where I talked about there being a day where they would have to be some type of spending caps. If you found a Mike mo- her story from probably like the mid to late nineties, you could probably find this quote. I was for a few months there. Like, it was scary walk in the garage because I thought might be harmed by crew members by drivers by. But if you didn't have the. Just a vision to look and say, okay, if we are major sport and all the other ones have salary cats to help the owners rain themselves in and to create an opportunity for better competition. We're the only one what does that mean in when you're sitting there looking at cost going up and up and up and up. It didn't take a genius to realise that something would have to give at some point. Now. I quit talking about it because I feared for my wellbeing. But. But but you realize almost two decades ago. This was going to be something come to a head because it's common sense. You have a spending war in every other sport the salary cap is part of the equation fans. Don't think about it and say all these owners, they they're cheap. And and they don't wanna spend money. They just think and they say, okay. Well, let's see we got twenty two million under the cap and Sean Jefferies. He's available and he'd be six billion. He he would get a six million. We could cut this guy. Like, it's part of the puzzle. Putting a team together knowing gets upset if you're Hornets fan. Do they trade Kemba Walker re-sign him because right to me conversations? And you don't wanna see Kemba Walker leave right? Like, he's he's our only guy that's even close to being an all-star. Right. Like, you don't wanna see him leave. But if he leaves then it's part of a grander plan to say, okay, we've gotta fix this. So we can ultimately quit being a five hundred team or you know, or. A five hundred team like there's got to be part of the equation. But we talk about in NASCAR. It's like because it's the it's beginning of it. It's the beginning of trying to get spending under control it turns into a negative conversation. The conversation these haven't behind closed doors fans don't wanna hear about cutting costs. And then there what you don't what you'd never hear. Is it cost me a hundred bucks ago panther game? And there's a salary cap. That's not right. But if you talk about cutting costs and ask are one of the first conversation. Well, they cut costs lower my ticket prices. And I get it like, I get it. I, you know, I pay to go I've paid to go to racist pay to go to football and basketball games. So I understand the conversation. But there has to be some sort of cost containment. There has to be you cannot continue down this path of the spinning war. That's what we're in the midst of is a spending war now. I am in by the way when I first talked about the salary cap. Just to go back twenty something years. I was talking reference to drivers that point never got out. Right. The point what got misconstrued and all that was all all tree members sought. I was talking about them. I was talking about me. Because when I looked at me, I'm I knew it I was making. And I knew it percentage of my contract was for the team. And I'm like the easiest place for that guy to save money is right here right here. So I was talking about salary caps for crew members. I think that there is a real possibility to find a way to lower cost still create opportunities for really good employment in the sport. I'm not talking about into days world with his complicated. It's become I don't know that salary cats or the way forward because I think legally it would be very difficult to do. But there has to be there has to be. And by the way, if you started talking about. Salary caps in NASCAR you're gonna have to restructure how everything is done. I mean everything have to get restructured. But there has to be a spending some type, I'm not saying cat. But you've gotta rain the spending in you have to find a way to do it through has to be a number and a few like I've asked this question fairly often over less ten or fifteen years. I never really get a good answer. Like, what should be the limit ten million fifteen million twenty million? What's complicated about it? Right. So in that so in let's just compare NASCAR to basketball, and I hate doing that because they are different sports. But there's something each learn from the other. So in basketball, there's a salary cap, right? But there's no coach cat. I don't think there's a there's not a cap and how a team can use technology to help them help their basketball players build a better team. There's not a cat, and you know, all kinds of things like algorithms, and right, you there's no. Team's doing spending all this money on extra staff. So the caps are put on the driver's not on technology. So at our sport, we have both the influx technology into our sport. Because of the piece of equipment that the guy is reiver's drive. Every component has to have an engineering study done on it. And there's a better way to do every single part on the race card is a better way to do everything. Everything. How do you cat that? Right. So it's so much more complicated than just saying. Well, it's a salary cap. And I was not twenty some years ago. You know, smart enough to see that part of it. I just looked in several drivers are making up a fair amount of percentage of the money money money that owners are spending that would be an easy place to help the owners, and that's somewhat. I mean, there's been a reset the last five. So where naturally one point drivers are probably making the top ones. A lot of them were making like forty percent of what a team's budget was. And now you look at we're not privy to it. But we know that that's come down. I you know, I can't I'm not going to vote numbers. But I can tell you. There was a time. I may I made the money. I was making driving part time. Spineta car was crazy because the money was there. It was there to pay me. And I was driver that that my car wanna drive it, and I was winning races and doing the things sponsor wanted and made a lot of money doing it. I also honestly say that I didn't do it because I was making the money. I know people don't believe that it's hard to make a fan believe that. Although just doing it for the money. Well, I promise you that. I can speak for myself like I didn't want, you know, drama racecar. One exactly it saves thing in the world. And ill the passion for doing. It is Weill was doing it. And then, you know, at the end of the year, my wife say you made this much money doing that. I'd be like damn that's crazy. You know? I wasn't doing it. Because the money I was doing it. Because I love to race fans. I get it. I understand it's hard for them to understand that. But you know, if you have a passion for something, you know, the fact that matter is out of done it for nothing. I just didn't have to. I was fortunate enough to people want me to do it. But if if the situation was we want you to die that car, but we can't pay you out of done it. I can promise you of done it. So the driver reset has happened somewhat naturally. But how do you rein in technology and defeat? Like, it's tough question. Ask it's completely speculative. But I know that's being worked on. According to reports we've seen here in team owners talk about NASCAR. Are they getting new place where it could happen? So the fact that they're all talking about it. And the fact that they're all willing to have an open conversation, which isn't new they've been working for a while. While trying to figure way to get cost down. But the fact they brought in outside sources and the pract included NASCAR. And all that tells me. Yes, there are some way. There are some real ways that the teams could slash the money out of their budgets in the fans would never know it and the owners have to be willing to do that. It's really hard being a car owner because there's never a day that your phone won't ring with someone asking for something. And that person is asking for is asking for because they believe is go help them win races. It's not checking now his job to not push his car owner to get him more. 'cause check announce knows if I could get more time in the wind tunnel. If I could have another engineer whatever chat things is important for his race team. It's his job. It's his duty to go and try to make it happen. So car owners always. Have this pressure from every angle engines tires springs, shocks era. Namic it goes forever. Driver development goes forever. They're always being pulled. I need more need more need more any more. And it's hard to say, no when you have the people that you've trusted to take your race team to victory lane. And they're telling you have to have this you hire them because you believed him, and it's so hard to have the discipline to say can't do it, man. And by the way, I think the teams that have done that or probably the team's not as being successful today as a mother's. And that's gotta get fixed financial responsibility. I'm not talking about cheapness. I've talking about financial responsibility pay people fairly for their job. They're doing inside an opportunity for growth within a company. Creating a great work environment, creating a place where thought is rewarded where the advancement, and what you're doing is rewarded all those kind of things on talking about getting rid of those things. I'm talking talking about the owners have an opportunity to prioritize if no one is getting an advantage in a particular area. Then there's nothing to lose by not doing it in that particular area in coming up with those things is paramount. Now every rule change that they make to say money always cost teams money. I shouldn't say every but a lot of them a lot of rule changes that are made end up costing two teams money in an effort to save them. There's gotta be a way I mean, I deal with it as a car owner and in late model if they decide that we can run these race cars with cheaper shocks sound great less. You own them. So you're going to say the money because I gotta go by more. Yeah. Now, how did you say money? Now, you save the guy money didn't own any shocks. And you might say me money over three or four year period where if I have to repair or rebuild or whatever that's yet to be determined. But here's a shock because two thousand dollars versus one to one hundred and eighty no rain right by one hundred eighty. Lori habby ones. So that's not saving me money. And that's where when you talk about saving teams money. You know, you gotta be really careful because you can call them a fortune by saving them dollar so much of it is predicated on amateur ising money over certain period of time. I mean that works great. If you're talking about owning a house or something like that doesn't work as well. With the spending arms race in racing competition keeping up detail. You mentioned Chad canals, and certainly he and everybody else right now is thinking about two thousand nineteen talk about rules changes. There are some different rules for twenty nineteen which have been the talk quite a bit throughout last year and heading into this year, lower horsepower. And the hope I think from NASCAR is that. There will be closer racing. You have some thoughts on this. I know that there's been a lot of debate on good thing bad thing. And I think you're council is maybe let's wait and give it a couple of months when I taught some of the best minds in the sport. Okay. And. And I get completely different opinions from one to the other. That tells me no one really knows. I really believe that NASCAR in my opinion had to do something. We cannot continue the narrative that mile and a half raisins boring. There has to be something done. Not know that some of you that are listening today are saying we'll then don't go to mount a half's that sounds simple. But it's not as simple as that. Because when you have corporations that have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to be part of the sport at a time when they were told this is what we won't. Okay. Don't forget that part of the history. When all these Mouna half's were being built. It's what at that time. People thought the fans wanted it's they were sold out. Right, right. You know what I'm saying? So they were Bill they built those racetracks under the belief at this is what the sport needs. This is the best inches of the. Sport. Now that long-term was probably wrong that long term was wrong. It would have been okay to Bill one two mile and a half. But there should have been three quarter mile Bill that's an expensive fix. That's not a wave. The magic wand that problem goes away. So that was a mistake. I think most everyone would be willing to admit that today. I mean, there should have been when there was a mile and a half track in Chicago should have been three quarter mile track in Kansas. And you're right. Like, it's not something they can wave their magic wand, the parallel here every always goes back to is football and baseball multipurpose stadiums and late sixties seventies took thirty years right for all those to be torn down and rebuilt. So here we are. So here we are. So what's NASCAR to do? So here you have. And this is my view of it. Okay. And I'm not here. You know me. I don't that. Just I don't think most people realize is NASCAR doesn't pay me. I never thought that. I would I never would have believed. I understand our for NBC NBC pays NASCAR to cover the races. And NBC phase me not NASCAR NASCAR until me. What to say whatnot say, you know, what I've learned is when you become a commentator people. Thank you worked for the the NFL, whatever. No, I work for NBC. And it's my job to give my opinion as an analyst guy that's been in this sport for a long time. That's what I get paid to do. I don't get paid by NASCAR to tell their story. So in my opinion NASCAR has no choice, but to do something because you're not gonna just say, well, we're not going to Chicago anymore. You know, that would be no more fair to them to do that. And it was we're not going to know Wilkes for all the people that get mad because we don't go to north Wilkes. Murrow. I get it. I get it was probably a mistake. But that mistake happened. Are you going to repeat it? So you have to fix the mile and a half program you have to fix it. So what's? Wrong with it. The only thing is wrong with the mount a half his damn sure not facility a great. Great grand stand's. Great concession stands. Great parking more. People can go all that's good. There's nothing. There's nothing bad about that. They've invested in lights even vested. I mean, the facilities are also it's the modern they're nice. They're the series a good. It's the racing. So if you can fix the racing does that fix the problem? Yes. It fixes the problem. Now, how do you do that? You know what I mean? That's that's where it gets really really difficult. So we have a series that most people seem to like, you know, most people like to truck series. No one ever complains that much slower all in a Cup car. I don't hear that complaint. I don't hear people say truck series. No good because they don't go fast. I've never heard anybody that. I don't think people realize how much slower truck isn't a Cup car. I don't think they realize that. Well, let me tell you something. It's a lot. Back when we used to go to Kentucky to test. I was there. Michael Walter Brayson. I was tested for them during the winter. And there was Trump those like fifteen cars testing those two days I came off turn to off pit road. And there was a truck going into turn one and one and a half laps. I called him a Cup car is way faster than a truck and no one ever complains. So the speed of the race car to a degree isn't the issue here. The issue is a quality racing. If you can give collar arson Marsha ex all the heroes of our sport package similar to the truck program that most people like the racing in the truck for if you can give them something that kind of mimics that what's the result? So if you think about it like that what's wrong what's going on. When you say they put restrictive plates on them. And they're slowing them down there taken out of the driver's saying that sounds really bad that sounds horrible. But if you say they're trying to learn. Learn what they've learned in the truck series and applied the Cup series doesn't that make sense. Now, some people will not like it 'cause it's different mat weavers reporter he and I see completely different on that. He's like, well there's already a truck series. It shouldn't be too. Okay. Let's finish go away. What matters is the quality of racing. And it has to be hard to do. It has to be difficult. It cannot become easy. And that's where the driver grumbling Kyle Busch Larssen they're a little bit worried about if it is it's gotta get fixed. If it takes a way if a driver's ability is negated, then it can't it's not gonna work. It's got to be taken away. Now, I can tell you before we ever before the green flag ever drops in Atlanta. There's gonna be people to like it and people that don't. Kabushiki? I had a great race at Bristol. You know side-by-side battle coming into checkered flag. He wanted to race. I e OT race. And he gets out says this car sucks, right? You know, one of one of Indian of the race and was really really good. Yeah. Perhaps. Yeah. Got it really. Really good. So so, you know, I just believe that there had to be something done. And I am with every driver that says if it's not difficult to do. It's not right. I'm with everyone that says that I also watched Chuck races. And I don't believe that they're easy drive. And nor do I think they should be. I you could go to you could go all the top NASCAR officials and tell you how many times often that trailer and said you need to cut the floor offi strokes. You need to make them harder to drive you need to make them more. They've got to be hard to drive, but at the same time, it's got to be fun to watch. And so what I think's going to happen. I think we're gonna have incredible restarts. I think restarts are going to be really really wild. Because the cars are going to be closer together. Cars are going to be closer to speed. And because being in front is going to be really important because when a tire start to wear out in handling starts to matter, which it will track positions. Go mean. Perhaps more than it did last year. So I think you're going to have this incredible race to get that track position and is credible effort to keep it. And then you'll have twelve cars battling. Then you're gonna have eight then you're gonna have four, and then you're going to have to and then you're going to have one as tire start to wear out and handling starts to matter. So I think it's and by the way, that's what happens if the truck rice, I believe that we're going to see more of what we see a truck race. We're not gonna have Daytona and Talladega at Atlanta, and and Charlotte they are going to go faster than they went in all star race. And by the way, the races are going to be long or we're gonna last longer than all star raise the stages are going to be long and then they weren't as into in the all star race. It's going to get more spread out than it did in the all star race. So as long as handling matters. I'm good with it. If we get to the point where handling doesn't matter. I'm not good with it because handling matters. That means a driver matters. If handling doesn't matter the driver means less and less and less, so. It's all to finding that equation is what's really important. Now. The good thing is NASCAR is never come out. And said we won't Daytona Talladega Charlotte. They've never said that what they've said is they won't close a racing. They don't won't they won't pack race. They don't they've never. They've never stated they wanna Pat Rice. And they've always stated the exact opposite. So I'm in line with what they're saying to me when the door shuts, you know, what I mean where look we want it to matter to drivers we wanted to be. We don't want it to be easy. We wanted to be difficult. We want the best car to have the best chance to win, you know, as long as all that doesn't mess with the integrity of winning races about you. Gotta try something. You gotta have you gotta have races. That people wanna come watch. We all talk about we need more short tracks. And I think we do need more show tracks. But if we need more short tracks, then the problem isn't the personality. The drivers the problem, isn't that the cars don't look like they did in nineteen eighty the problem. Is the quality of the race. So if we if we can give more fans that go to the racist more opportunity to watch good reason. I think that's the smart thing to do and it's a small sample size. But the first test that they had with this package with a few cars on track. I think they had true X llegado swore as at Fontana. I was struck. First of all they're about five seconds off of the poll pace last year. So significant drop off in speed is you're talking about that that Cup truck disparity. I couldn't tell the difference in grant. It was only a couple of cars, but I'm watching on video. I couldn't tell the difference. And watching them make lap after lab. Maybe it was five or ten laps at the time. I was struck by they stayed close together maybe more so than I was expecting. We just looked up the disparity in pole speeds for the March NASCAR weekend last year Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The truck poll was about hard seventy six miles an hour. The coupole is about one hundred ninety one miles an hour. So about fifteen miles an hour. Prince that's a lot. That's what we're getting ready to broadcast the Rolex twenty four if we're going to do that with the NASCAR type environment. I mean, no question Cup would finish. A God knows how many laps Druk over the course of a day, so Utah that fifteen miles per hour that seconds of time difference seconds. No one ever complains about trucks being slow and no one ever. Complains truck's too, easy drive. And no one ever complains. That guys win truck raises can't drive and no one ever. I mean, the speed of the vehicle is not always determine determining factor. Whether or not it's good racing. Slowing everything down doesn't necessarily mean. It's better race in either. I'm not saying it does. I'm just saying that when you had fifteen miles an hour difference between a truck wake up and no one complains about it. It doesn't look slow when you watch it on TV. It really doesn't. I I mean the Cup qualifying for all star race at Charlotte. Looked really slow. Yeah. Well, that's that. They're gonna have to address. That's all fun slow, but they've. Added. They've added over one hundred horsepower since then, you know, that did look slow now grant this everything I'm seeing for qualified says multi vehicle qualified. That's what I was going to ask you about. Because that's a big question. Mark not shocked. I'm shocked that it still is being posted unofficially. Multi-car because when you go to Vegas you going around going around with somebody else. I think at Talladega. They they don't do. Correct. Qualifying for that reason and in trucks. Yeah. Thank about when they run that the go the big tracks in trucks, they single car. Qualifying right now today, everything I'm hearing is they're still planning multi-car coffin now. That might need to be just that might have to have some judgment. But we'll see the only thing I would say about this. I like the idea of track physician mattering and to me can't have a perfect race every week. But to me homestead Miami speedway last year that season finale that to me was essential NASCAR race. You had four championship cars and people probably have complaints about like, you only focused on those four cars. Well, they really four cars at matter. They'll get they were another class because it was the championship race. Because the biggest prize was steak. Hey, and they were they put on a show, you know, what all seriousness if use a driver and a team won't more coverage during that race than just be one of those. Right. That's the solution. I'm I'm pretty sure that during the Super Bowl, we're not talking about the Cleveland Browns. I mean, no offense to the other. I think there are thirty nine cars in that race or other thirty five cars that Sunday. It's about a championship as less you go out and beat those four guys and you win that race or you're in in your in that top four or five unless you're in there. You're just not going to get talked about in that race unless something extraordinary happens. And I and I don't feel bad about that. I'm sorry everybody when they dropped the green flag Daytona news at the final four win a championship would be that race. I'm sorry. You earn your airtime? And let's just how that is. Yeah. Airtime if not those non-championship cars, and you beat them, then deservedly, we'll get a lot more attention for that. But what was great to me about? It was four cars all in kind of varying strategies of long run short run, and it made it really captivating. And when you talk track position, Jeff, and I've heard other people mentioned that I'm a little bit worried. I don't want it to be there have been seasons. Nascar where there's no tire fall off. And suddenly there's fuel mileage game. Different every race. There's gonna be some racetracks that have a lot of grip a lot of hot. There's gonna be some high grip racetracks tires don't wear out track physicians going to be king. There's gonna be other racetracks the tars do wear out, and it, and it's going to be tracked position still going to be king because you still want to be the first gal pit road in the first guy off track was issues, always king. But is gonna matter at some racetracks more than it does others. And it always has it. I mean, that's not a new that's not new but tires need to wear out. Right now, we need fall off. I think that makes I think that does make better racin, and we'll see we'll see this package may allow Goodyear a little more flexibility in what they can do with their tires. I don't know. I I'm speaking out of context. But as a possibility how long should we give it how many months, do you think before the evaluation can happen? Oh, listen to daytonas off lashes rules, so nothing there the Vegas package is different than the than the Atlanta package. And then the Phoenix packages. You know what I mean? So we're going to get four different looks and four races. I think that will learn we'll know a whole lot more. But it will evolve. These teams and drivers are it's crazy how quickly they evolve and how their evolution affects what happens on the racetrack. It's it's gonna take a while. I I think we can take some snapshot views for sure and some immediate this has to be worked on. And this is great. We take some immediate snapshots. And and but but to come off with an overall. Yes, this is great or yes. This is terrible. I think that would be wrong to do because it's the beginning of the process. I guess the beginning of the process was was the all star race. But we've had a major change since then with the amount of horsepower being given to them and the teams have had it for. Yeah. For quite while. So we need to give it some time. Nascar state of two thousand nineteen is what we've been talking about here. But I want to wrap up here and look a little bit ahead last year. When a you on the podcast, we talked about health short-track state of short tracks part of that discussion was maybe all star race at Nashville and south Boston. I wanna give. I thought we couldn't do that. Suddenly I thought that that was like crazy again you were head of your time. Although it's maybe not necessarily south Boston. Maybe another the Nashville. When you and I wrote that we clearly stated that we're using south Boston, is example, but this could happen anywhere across the country and people in the industry or like crazy. You know, we're above that recap. We can't go really. I mean, we really that. I mean, seriously your point was everybody wants to say you can't go back to the past. And you said no we're going to the future by revisiting the past. It's not going back to the past. Yeah. This is the way forward and this and this conversation. I mean, we you and I've been talking about this for many years. I mean when I was driving you, and I were talking about this. And you know, this this is one of those inevitable in my world. Nothing's easy because I know it's complicated. But something that everyone in the sport would like fans, which matter the most would like is runner short-track. Like that to me is it's out that's fruit man, make it happen. And so now, you know, Marcus is out there talking about it. It's public knowledge is effort. And put into Nashville and hail. Yeah. Like, let's do it. This is twenty twenty discussion. Of course, is how things are going to look we're not gonna break any news here. But I do wanna get just your impressions, there's gonna be a lot of talk about it all throughout this year about where things are going for twenty twenty because we know it's gonna look different. And of course, again, this all star race discussion with Nashville being in the in the pitcher here, where do you think NASCAR goes in twenty twenty? And do you think we'll see all star race in a Nashville? I'm going to be really surprised if we don't see. A race on a short track. I think Marcus Smith and his group are committed to making it happen. They NASCAR season wisdom in it. I think that is a general push to to get some more short track racing. So I'm going to be really surprised if something doesn't happen. I I don't know. I don't know in twenty twenty. I'm not, you know, who knows what's going on behind the scenes and the complications and making all that happen. Can't add a race. This is I shouldn't say we can't add race because we do anything. But I believe that the sport, you know, probably more than ever is really listening to what the fans or saying they won't and is really aware of changing needing to be made to enhance competition to make things better for the fans in regard to what they're watching on the racetrack. And I think the I think the schedule will look according to that. I think that we're going to see a mix up in the schedule derive. Front with the ideal of let's make it better. Like, how do we make this better? What what races need to be win. What races should be cut races? What races all that stuff? Right. And I think that I think it is going to look different. I think I mean, the industry leaders. I mean, you, you know, people within NASCAR publicly said everything's on the table. Well, if everything's on the table, and it's not going to say the same. We might see a tiered approach. You know, what I mean, we might see? You know, some changes in twenty and then more changes in twenty one in regard to the schedule that's yet to be played out. But there's a lot of things to consider when looking at a schedule. You know, we talked about cost for the teams. I would make sense to go where win what makes sense with weather would make sense with where they fit in regard to the play offs. What what kind of races? Do you want in these in this round of the playoffs? You know what? I mean, there's a lot to consider the one thing that we all know is finding a way to put short tracks in their gotta do it years ago. Talk about taking a race from martinsville. And you know, I jumped up on my soapbox sort of complaining about that. And everybody thought it was because I was from Virginia. But the truth matter is that's right. That's our connection to the past man like that you know, Darlington martinsville in Daytona. That's our connection to the past. And we can't leave. There would be a huge mistake. I would be really surprised if we don't see an influx of some more short track racing. The fans want. On it. I think NASCAR wanted the we have a track owner openly saying he wants it. So it'd be hard for me to magin. I'm not saying twenty I am. But at some point we're going to see six short track races stands now is probably too few. Well and Julia says are not short-track races. You know, we, you know, he's like hickories short-track man Richmond. Not as track and he's got a point those hickories of real. He's. Has a point when he says that that's a good point. Yeah. So you know, what shore tracks right really matter. And let me get to a point with a Cup car. You're not gonna run Bowman gray with a Cup car. I who knows. But you know, you gotta have a track that's a reasonable size for this type of vehicle making this much power this much weight, you know, attract a great late model race may not be great Cup race. So you got to keep all that in in mind, but a track smaller than you know, smaller than Richmond. Let's say yes, the third half a mile length and gotta have safer barriers. I mean, that's a big part of the discussion with Nashville is just making. Sure, it's yeah. I was gonna need some work. I mean, you know, my son's race in Nashville. And I've been there about every year for the last three years Nashville needs some it needs some updating you know, it needs some fan facilities updated. It needs some updating, but that can happen that all can happen. You know, we talk a lot about we talk a lot about the business about what's going on in the sport. Okay. And the rules package, but if the rules spec edge has the desired effect, we could be in for some of the greatest reysen you've ever seen in NASCAR. And that's something people aren't talking about. When fans talk about the rule changes in the fan say well, nascar's forgot us and NASCAR is doing this because of the money in whatever those generalizations are won't defense understand something I'm going to say, I don't know a number. But by far the majority of changes that have happened in the sport have been done for the interest of the fan now. You that listening today may not agree with what was done. But no one set in a mortem and said, let's piss the fans off. Not intentionally at least. No, I mean, no one some the stakes have been made. But those mistakes were made out of trying to make things better for the fans, not for corporate greed. Not for all the things in NASCAR has been criticized for and I've been critical NASCAR to, but I do think it's important to keep in context that when you when you as a fan heater change the majority of those things man there about the fans they didn't change the playoff format because they thought it would be less fun. Less citing might get it. You might not like it. I understand that. But I don't think that they that you use a fan should realize that those things were done in what was believed to be in your best interest. And I think I think that kids missed on. And I think that's unfortunate. But I do believe man, if this aero package has the desired effect the stated goal of we want it to be difficult for drivers we won't closer racing. We won't more excitement. We won't the best drivers to mean, something if all those goals are attained you could be in for one of the best years ever in NASCAR. Now, I'm not sitting here today saying that's what's going to happen because I've been around long enough to know. I don't one hundred percent know what's going to happen. I have a belief, but I could be wrong. But if things obtained I mean, damn, I mean you. Precisely or sitting on the possibility for having some of the best races you've ever seen. There's a possibility that if all every all the stars align and all in this strategy works at NASCAR is spent millions of dollars investigating and working with the teams to come up with if it works. We could be in for a great year. The mayor has spoken. We appreciate all the insight and time give today. Thanks Jeff for being. Thanks, right. Me Mets fun. So that wraps up our state of NASCAR and twenty nine thousand nine podcast. Jeff burton. Thanks so much for listening. Hope you enjoyed it. And if you did there is much good content to come with speed weeks and the Daytona five hundred just around the corner. Nascar America will return Monday, February eleventh at five pm on NBC S N. We are analysts will have a full recap of the clash and Daytona five hundred qualifying and NASCAR America on Wednesday. February thirteenth at five. PM? We'll have full interviews and coverage from Daytona five hundred me. Today on NBC S N. 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02-28-19 NASCAR America Motorsports Hour

NASCAR America

46:19 min | 1 year ago

02-28-19 NASCAR America Motorsports Hour

"Win in Atlanta. He heads to the desert. Nascar's west coast swing is on her stuff Vegas and big news and IndyCar season begin in just over a week. And it falls qualifying for the Indy. Five hundred. We will talk about that must returns in two weeks with twelve hours of Seabrook. We're going to be joined here in studio today by one of the series top reiver's and supercross takes over where NASCAR wrapped up last weekend's. It's two wins in Atlanta in the same stadium for the Super Bowl was just played. Welcome to NASCAR America, it's Thursday. And that does mean the nine ninety nine fajitas special beef o Brady's also means you're in the motorsports. Our you just I looked that up. Also each week when you fill up on all racing. See fill up heaters. Okay. Hearing aid Almaden Parker clear. News right off the bat today. Guys NASCAR Kyle Busch resigns with Joe Gibbs racing. His sponsor Mars back as well. Parker. I feel like the futures pretty so I think this guy's gonna make it yet. You know? I mean, we've washing for awhile. He's won a lot of races. But I think it's finally time that we start to get behind the couch train a little bit. He's gonna be around for a while. But you know, what this is cool. Not only is it a shock. No. But the cool part of this is Mars coming back on time. When we don't see many sponsors committing to full seasons the length the amount that Morris does for that eighteen car, we see them reopen for multi year, that's really cool for the sport and good for jobs racing. I that's the biggest takeaway is March coming back. So I mean, it's I don't see why they would change it kinda kinda got good thing going, so. So unfortunately for the competition that just means many more years of Kyle Busch. Yes. Yes. Having a race against. Yeah. What we do have a guess today. Coming up in just a bit. We'll be joined by a guy AJ has raised against an M. So last year's Rolex twenty four winter Joe Albo Sa's going to be with us. But first we're gonna stick with NASCAR only two races. And and we have seen some fields. You had Lugano McDowell at Daytona Larson versus Hendrick motorsports this week, but the latest one making headlines was this past Sunday in Atlanta, Martin show x and Ricky Stenhouse. Ninety two. Thank you. Another racing for lucky dog, which is all good. But once they got strung out seventeen straight away all of me, and he would just wouldn't let me by leaders get within five Carling. I let it go fast enough and that much faster than me all that he could have called us. And if you want to call this guy within five Carla to let them go, you know, generally when I have a faster car. I just drive around a lot cars that I'm laughing. So once I slipped up a little bit tricks closed within five car links and pulled almost on the apron down the back straightaway to get in whatever Laney wanted and and slowed up on. So no hugs for the driver of Phil little hug, I feel like those two drivers. So take it away. What do you think is proper protocol? I can see both points of view. But you know, at the same point Ricky is racing for something. And the bigger thing is he's not there to make friends, and that's kind of like that whether it's right or wrong and some of the stuff that's happened on the super speedways Ricky Stenhouse out there making sure that he's racing his own race. You know, Martin. I can see at times when he gets frustrated with where cars not getting out of the way. I do think he overreact. Sometimes last year at the Royal. I mean Jimmy Johnson battling for the win. He made it seem like that. He made the most dumb move ever on the planet going for a win. So it's one of those things that. Yeah, there's frustration there because you're trying to catch the leader. And but lap cars are part of racing. They always will be and we see Martin. They're getting mad after the race. You're going for win. It's so I just think Martin tricks at times just gets so frustrated and just feels like car should just move out of Zohreh. No matter what whether the racing for physicians or lap cars. But at the same point if I was in his position, I'd probably be frustrated about as well, I think you had a term for him. But you call them diva. I didn't call them a diva. I I just I just said that it's he just makes it a point to cards out of his way all the time. So there was a point when that team so. Struggled and he was one of those cars. Yep. But like I said if I'm in second place in the lap car won't get out of my way. And I have a chance to go run Brad down. Yeah. I'm going to be frustrated as well too. So I think interesting part of this is Jeff Burton earliest week talking about how we're kind of readjusting this package, right? In terms of what does it mean to have be affecting car behind you? And Stenhouse said when a car gets within five lines, I'm gonna get out of the way. We'll now this new package and how big the spoilers or anything and how big a hole they punch in the air. It's harder to get that close. So I can see where that Martin had a different point of view of. Okay. You know, I need to be I feel like I'm being affected even almost ten Carling's arm. Ten carlin's back from that seventeen. But as you said, I like Stenhouse, his attitude and this goes back to Daytona last year where he basically wreck the entire field twice. And then didn't apologize for it. He in Bush getting a feud. He said, basically, he didn't mind if he was getting lapped here. He is wrecking basely entire field e was very confident that week. But you know, what I've seen? Out of him. This drivers would have this kind of event. And then they would go inside their shell a little bit retract not make the aggressive moves. But he continues to make these aggressive moves week after week, and especially in the super speedways any backs up. Also the way he talks and saying look I'm not here to do anything other than win races. And I'm definitely not to make friends as you said. And I liked that attitude I out so I think I don't think either one is right or wrong in this situation. But I think what we're seeing Ricky Stenhouse is really cool because he's not he's not really taking anything from anyone. He's saying this is why I'm here to do. And I'm gonna back it up with this aero package. We're just going to see more of this conflict between drivers because guys are going to be on top of each other. There's going to be feuds because we're going to be side by side or gonna be knows detail and guys are just going to get frustrated with it and its fans. That's what we want. I think it is a great thing. At least we kind of stir the pot right here. We're following on social media. There was sort of a lighthearted moment with all of this. And involved Stevens hard. I know is getting in on it. So what this here Parker is. Okay. So you have see the chart saying discussion on Twitter, do you block or mute people? Look only I'd lock no one that muted. No by certain someone had a rebuttal that junior comes on screen shot that he says Mark trick where it shows that Ricky Stenhouse has blocked March junior. Junior profile. So I mean a little controversy here. Right. I mean, say never done it another obscene a feud with right now saying he's blocked on Twitter may maybe one of Ricky more blocked larger exactly or is Dale stirring, the pot little bit. He says it's real but less than Dale out. I think the emoji. It was the monocle is that what you call it. When you just have never used the Monica Lhamo. Gee, I know snow. That's when you know, it's serious. It's bigger. I don't know. I have no idea we mentioned being sale Hendrick. But on the track. It's disappointing start to the season. Four hundred motor sports looking at the numbers. None of the four drivers finishing in the top fourteen last weekend there, you can see I think it was Alex Bowman the best at fifteenth Jimmy Johnson twenty-fourth Parker. It's only two races into the season. Is it fair to even show this to show the these numbers? I mean, we're what I mean. We've had Daytona. And Atlanta, I think the big thing is, you know, at Atlanta. They obviously struggled not only for single car speed, which we saw. Paul in qualifying salt and practice in what the interesting thing to me was that a lot of us in the garage. I felt like Saul their performance in practice and thought okay, they've built a lot of downforce cars are not going fast in a single car or single lap. But they'll be fashion long run. But we got in the race. And it just was not Evan at all. I mean here if you want to know how bad the forty eight was I passed him on a long run on the scene tire. So at that point, you know, he's struggling, of course. I just retired. I looking at your retire. Yeah. I I'm sure some similar thanks set on the radio. So I think this was just glare or very showed that they didn't have the speed. They didn't have speed in the short run. They didn't have speed the long run. And that's what's worrisome because of this new package. It -lanta is unique in that. We've had one run into this. What I'm saying? That's just brakes a little bit Parker Daytona, which means nothing comes to performance. And then it's at Lanta and it's a unique racetrack that's worn out. We saw setups or critical there. Why? Don't we get through like five or six raises before we start doing this? Again, I feel like a like five fibers because you get to go to Atlanta, which is yet to mile and a half you go to that's half. But they're two completely different mount half restricts. Then you go to Phoenix at some point there. We just need to pump. The Brett we do this every feel like every year. It's like Hendrik. They did a top ten. They struggle ninety is now on this side of it. Actually, you're in the garage. And you're like, I can't believe these media people or. I understand. Yeah. Of course would wanna run better. And she, but why don't we just wait for another four or five races? We get to all different types of racetracks. Go to fond Tanno. You just start to find out. Then where everybody really is. All right. So in your so I'm gonna give little optimism though. The forty eight intesting Vegas was very fast and showed a lot ability to move through the pack. Very well. So we could see a turnaround like you're saying in the third race. And then this is just pronounce death. It seemed like just got me. Yeah. So I do want to point out the heat special probably out of face today because to twenty eight twenty eight the last day of the month. It's actually national chilly day and national toast day. Oh, go hand in hand, chilly and toasts like put your toast and chillier. Right. Something like that. I don't know if that's how the days are determined this. I'm just trying to get us to break. And that's what I have. It was the mom or it was. Joe Albert got save this show. He joins us live. We'll talk sports cars debriefing answer biting trip around the track with his wife as the passenger. If you haven't seen the video is awesome. The NFL's biggest Starshine on Sunday at twelve thirty NBC. Niklas backstrom. Emmy raining family Cup champion capitals. Take on Chris Kreider, and the Rangers that at seven thirty on NBC, F N, Bill Forsberg and the predators. Take on Ryan Suter and the wild. Inside just gave me the opportunity to to race breaks. Tries to force one with not gonna be able to do both. And that's just. Believe a lot of himself was doing initially. But digressing was right coming from Europe. Everybody was talking about how great the racist. Where to watch the level. Just kept raising raising give me. The best drivers in the world. The best in the world. All these years. I'm still here racing doing what I love 'em sites. Being. I would. I would say like the most important part of my career in the last few years. That's where my career is being. That's my heart. Couldn't be in the spot. Race. I love that. So who is Albert Bosa forty three year old from Portugal? It's starting carts that became a fixture in the sports car world he and has Portuguese-Speaking band of brothers, including Brazil's Christian Fittipaldi won last year Rolex twenty four four Cadillac there. You see some of his numbers at champion of sports car. And he joins us now here in the studio. Thank you for coming in. I know last month twenty four didn't go according to plan Seabrook right around the corner. So give us an update kind of what you've been doing the last month since we last all you in Daytona to fix. Really typical race for action. X-press that Cadillac usually runs superstrong firstly. We have. The problem with the car within hours of the race. Oh, we lost fifteen laps right away. So we're just. Driving around to to finish the race and get the most points weekend because it's a long race this points that doesn't mean anything you usually go to the twenty four to for the Watson to win the race. But it's important on a long run for the cheap. So just the best weekend to to get to the end. So I mean really talking about Daytona in how different is as a twenty four hour race. What's the differences knowing it's just a twelve hour race ring, but that place being so rough it's technical. It's it's hard. I think physically even drive the racetrack. So as a race team as a driver tip prepare for wonder, the biggest differences that you have to fight going into see ring. I mean, really people say they feel less twelve hours in Seabourn you last hours anywhere else. So the preparation of the car, and it's been spot on. It's very very challenging also for the driver, not only physically mentally go through the dark. You got like the bumps to get of starts playing with your head a little bit. And then you have really tough competition for twelve hours. So it's gonna be a great race. Last year. We had a really good Rolex funding for we want to race. We had a terrible Seabourn twelve hour race. So this year we had the not so good far. So hopefully, we'll catch up on simmering. Well, I notice you're wearing the right watch right now is that one of the Rolexes for tone up. Worse. Right. You know, one thing I noticed in that piece. We saw the beginnings. How many different sports cars over the years? I mean right now these DPI's they were really fast Daytona setting some records. I mean, how do these cars compared to the things you've driven over the years and sports cars are we in golden era speed-wise, I think so I mean, this guy's are the most advanced that they're being inside right now. I mean, they're very fast. Rare reliable as well. But the problem with these cars cannot trace them as hard as it could do in the old days. There are a lot more aero sensitive. So everything that happens in the car, if you break a little pissed, and it makes a difference in the old days. It could race really hard above a little bit like it'd be there. So. So we could write a very different way. Now, it's like we're talking about before like arrow, it's very important. So it's very difficult to get really close to the guy in front. So there's a race strategy has changed quite a bit more physically demanding nettle. Yes, they're very physical because the forces and the break zones really short and the cheese around the corner, and it's really high. So it said, it's really fun. The faster the better twenty four and twelve hundred Parker if you wanna actually get one of those you might have to work out a little bit more. Jim. Yeah. Perfect. So so being over. I mean, you've been over in sports car racing now as it's changed from grand dam to IMSA and all that for over fifteen years. We saw in the piece you've won two championships. You won the Rolex twenty four hour race three times once sea-bream back in two thousand fifteen so with all that said is there a certain moment that really stands out is is the peak of your career just. What is the most defining moment in your career? The most funding moment of my career when I moved to to US in. And I started racing racing at the time that was able to to do some races with Hurley Haywood. And then I was probably at the right time with the right spot. Usually doesn't happen very often with me, but that really happened. That's when early would decide to retire from racing. And I was there and they decided to so why don't do trust jumping on Hurley seat than I was able to to do the to do that drive with Jesse France for a long time. And then just in relationships and the results start showing up the asked me continue and from Rumas went to express, and I've been with them since two thousand ten which is a long long time since I began and you've been driven so many different co drivers. And we notice you get f one drivers that come over and IndyCar drivers and such. I mean when you had those drivers come in and of the sports car guy. I mean, do you. Help them out. You learn things from them. And how does that dynamic work? Having all these women drivers you worked with over the years. Very interesting because you always learning in like racecar driver. You're always learning curve. Drivers don't want to feel like, you know, everything because there's always something new to learn the different cars bring different experience to the car and the Canova's catch up on that. So, but it's very very different to see for more on drivers that they're very selfish and the themselves when they have to share the car with the other two other guys thrive changes and make sure the car runs for twenty four hours, not just an hour and a half. So it's a very different mentality. And I can help them with that. And they can help me with their experience from pharma one. And I know that their method of working and breaking and all that stuff. We're always learning. So that's it's like getting TV AJ. He's very selfish. On the team. Did they I mean, they're not in the car at the same time. But you did have a passenger with you in the car. Yeah. Well at one point and that God, really interesting. You took tell us about you took your wife in a twenty two was a prototype. US few years. It's really funny. Experienced people. Not I think it was like maybe seven hundred seventy years ago or something like that. And people still talk to me about that every race. I go to that. There's something happens something like I love the video. If your wife is one of the best things I've seen. And my wife likes to talk, and she talks a lot then secret on talk for like the. So are you are you being hard on her at this point? Or I didn't think it's super easy still hit the what hundred six mile an hour on the street. So is this racetrack. So it was pretty fun. And that was like coming really close to the wall on the on the notch car one-two-three floors. So just to give him a good a good idea of how the wall would be. But it was like I was still pushing eighty percent. I know the car wasn't the fastest one. But I was still pushing the car a little bit. But see see had no fun for folks at home. We do have her reaction. So go ahead. Back to that moment. That's my favorite. How long was it before? She actually started talking to you again, it took like a full day. But trouble sleeping rough time. But got over hits. It was so funny. Just like it was a great experience. And the funny thing is like she always asked me, I would love to go in the car. Like the just to see how it is. So I mean, it's not like I made a day. It wasn't really my fault. It was really funny. I love the expression outta here all hearts in the beginning. And then I'm done with this. Let's get out. Yeah. And like you said you continue to get asked about it every race. But always asked me about about my if I'm going to take to that cici's with it. So what is more common question that or how do you pronounce your first name? How did how did we show? Al. How did we do? I know you said. Close. I mean, people say, it's all kinds of ways, and it's it's been going on forever. So it's an import chevelle, very or Brazil, very very coming. Very I guess like the pronunciation hard. Yeah. We search here are some other house interesting. Yeah. You have all sports. So yeah wins like there's a really famous. Pucker player. That's has my first last night. And so. So there you go some other famous show. Our we have sports reality. I don't have anything stars. Well, so that's true. This is why my last name dinner because I can come out to them. Announce it. Could so Safeway get it. Thanks for coming in spending time with us. The season. Also moves to be here. Thank you. It was while you can watch him at sea bring right here on the NBC platforms and be the incest season. Coming up we will shit fierce back to NASCAR wire drivers using aggressive and insane. And these two are the only ones doing it. We're talking about rate setup. Get to us at Vegas, and what do ducks have to do with it. Over forty two million to visit Las Vegas each year this weekend. Huge majority of them will be wearing. I dunno Busch. Beer doubt. But ex insert your favorite sponsor at will through country. USA anyone? Plenty of things to do in Las Vegas, especially this weekend with NASCAR in town and this weekend Brad Klaus scheme will honor the great Mark Donohue by carrying his helmet design heat past Donahue for most wins and Team Penske history last weekend, Atlanta, really that he's honoring mar also going throwback is Kurt Busch. His special paint scheme is based on these star nursery Chevy the keep drove to his first NASCAR title that was twenty years ago in the NASCAR southwest series. Which takes us to my home track is Kurt Busch. Returns home for the weekend. Look at him one of the places where Kurt race during his time on the southwest tour. The bowl ring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Short-track oval part of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway complex which hosts NASCAR this weekend of force weekly NASCAR racing at the bullring gets underway in just nine days. So there's always the season's around the seasons. You know, all the grassroots racing really getting excited for their seasons to start. So. We're going to talk about what we're going to see at Las Vegas. And really, it's I mean, I know last week it was all right new package Atlanta. So why is it such a big deal we've seen the package before? But you guys talked about this a whole different type of mile and a half track. It is totally different half. And this is the full innovation of the new twenty nine thousand nine package. So it has the drag ducks and has a different panel. That has the large spoiler the large splitter and five hundred fifty horsepower in the hope here like we saw testing and throw this gender. We actually had this show you that there's the largest weather. Okay. Split going on and this is on xfinity carbon essentially the same thing. And then this is where the ducks go. No, maybe break ducks there. These are now dragged up they foresee are out to the side create a bigger hole in the air. So the car behind maybe gets a bigger draft. That's the whole intention of these drag ducks, and what we've seen is that they do create a little bit of that. Like we saw the testing here back in January get three four wide guys using the draft there in the throttle. And this is what we're hoping to see this is what I expect on the restarts. And the reason I. Hey, this is because at Atlanta attract that's worn out and multiple grooved. We I personally could go five six maybe eight positions forward on a restart, and then being a pack of cars three and four wide. And then slowly we'd shift back to where he kinda were speed-wise over the long run. But it was really interesting how he could use the draft of drag ducts to move through and really use have multiple lanes available. So if the temperatures right I think we could see that kind of racing this weekend throughout the race. And I think that's really interesting. It's possible fans. We we all hope for an entertaining race for their side by side. I still think it just completely comes down to restart. No matter what aero package you have no matter what type of racecar. It's all forms of racing clean air clean air. And if you get clean air, you're gonna handle better. So we're gonna see restarts. That are going to be really insane. Because every driver knows that if they can gain five or six on a restart that's just going to put them in a faster. Pack of cars in to me. It really depends on the group widens out, and that's really gonna depend on if the cars side by side. But if you get it where if the temperatures are cool, and they can run wide open at a consistent pace and never really have to get off the throttle. Then I still think we're gonna get single file at times. And yet your car's fashion, you still might be able to make a move here or there, but it Lanta the biggest thing was tires went away. And at times we heard it in car they had to get out of the throttle. They had to move around and still carry the momentum at beg at their wide. Open still though, well, we're gonna fight you're going to be on the race track. I disagree because I'm telling you on telling you, look, here's Atlanta the restarts. I mean, look at we're doing their three four wide up at the front. This is craziness. I mean, I never thought we'd see that Atlanta. And we did with this package which didn't have the drag to go into a place that is primarily flat out by yourself. But in the pack that means draft, you'll be all the more important. I seriously think if the temperatures are cool we could be looking at something similar that we saw the truck race about a year ago. Which was they were. Being able to pass the lead. They were groups in packs constantly changing -sition using the draft. I think we could see a lot of that. If it's hot and slick which I don't think it will be then might could become a handling race. But I really think we're gonna see something maybe that we've never seen before about half. Once again, there's a lot of ifs. What's gonna have on us at the very beginning. You lost me a little bit, very, ducks and spoiler. But I just wanted to as a fan if I'm sitting in the stands, why should I be? So except why should I get up from the table, especially if I'm on a heater. If I'm on a heater. Why should I come out to the race track? You have to ask him. But the I would say for me the reason being that'll be in that race is that like I said before you might see Racine at amount of half. Like we've never seen before and possibly believe that can happen. No doubt. They're still going to be tight racing. There's going to be knows detail SABA side racing restart. You're going to be crazy. But it's just a matter of we don't know until we see it on it. They can stay side by side. And that's what I really wanna watch is can car stay side by side. We have almost two rows deep throughout the pack. But it's going to be tighter than it's ever been in Vegas. Okay. No matter what. And that's what this aero package is set to do that. We can agree on. Yes. So let me throw out some names who if again who should I watch who is going to be. I mean Brad Kozlowski comes in with momentum. Is that enough? Well, I think the momentum is helpful. But the thing I look at is that back to that testing that we saw he was really fast at that test. He was able to get to lead the pack. He was able to kind of control the pack almost like he does this speedway. We obviously have seen a lot of speed out of the fours. At Atlanta, especially in single car speed and qualifying they were really fast. So I think that kind of bodes well for the two car definitely for as Brad as someone to watch. Like, that's what I believe is going to be a contender for the win. He's a contender to go to in a row here. And I would that be fourth win in Vegas. Kevin Harvick ready, but somebody that stands out to me Clint Boyer because we saw every practice session and qualifying up until really the last stage of qualifying. We're arrogant Merola stole from him that fourteen car was fast every session. But Atlantic seemed like his tires didn't last as much as other cars did. So what baguettes maybe we're tired aren't as important. Does that fourteen car have that continuous speed that it had like you did Atlanta? So Clint Boyer I went called a sleeper. But if somebody out of the top five that you wouldn't really pick at first that would be my guys Clint border and see what happens, and I think the fours are just a great. I mean, they looked really strong this new Mustang. Looks to be really strong right off the bat, which we haven't seen in recent years when when manufacturers introduce new cars, but they have that route sheets horsepower. That helps a lot. I think they've really nailed the five hundred fifty s power package. So I think the Fords definitely if this is a drafting rates are the wants to watch some put my money on two four and a fourteen at the tables ninety six they don't have. They don't have that on the roadway. Yeah. That's. Amata heater. Okay. See I'm just going with the Vegas lingo coming up. We will turn our attention to supercross where he lied Tomac in Austin fourth ner are riding high recap of last week. It's action from Detroit is next here on the motor sports. Our? On March ninth monster energy super-cross will be at Daytona International Speedway. Earlier this week the dirt started going down in the Daytona triable nearly seven thousand tons of it will be used to the track which is designed by our own Ricky Carmichael, it's cool to see speaking over Carmichael. He was at Ford field in Detroit for last weekend's event with Ralph shaking, and let's join them both for a recap of round eight. Told that dominated the triple crown the motor city of Detroit Michigan taking the win in the first two events of the night when it came to number three. Toe. Mac battle back as far doctors fourteenth to finish six to get the lowest point total than to win the overall Telemaque with eight beats the points leader that season Cooper went up by just one tape. The big win in Detroit. Let's here for the winter with wilt Christian. With me. Now, you started tonight. Great to wins in the fuss two main events third. One was a little tough to come by focus through that third. Moto? Of course, I had to make the thing. Interesting thing at the start. There was working my way up, and then I think it was somewhere I'll app two or three little off off track excursion. They're almost clipped the top block. Actually, my second one on the night of getting close to those things. How to jump back on the track lost spots that addict deep and this was watching the pip from Krantz? You know, I knew I had six point buffer. So got done by one spot. Gosh that was close but felt so much better this week on the motorcycle and just looking forward to the around sir you lie to the track out in southern California found the comfort. He was looking for picked up three points in the championship was a fantastic ride by ally. Tomac no one was even his level in his league. I mean, the guy was just so fast all night long. You made it close in the last main event like knows you're gonna throw it away. But he pulled through great adjustments to his bike. He's on a roll. He's gotta continue to put in performances in rise like that each week. And he can't do it this weekend. And then fall off next weekend starts, more great. And that's something. He's going to have to work on. He won the first main event from eleventh at the end of the first lap in fallen as far back as fourteenth in that third mate events. If he can prove those starts who knows he could go on a streak here. And really starting to click off some wins next for the tour. Or is it Linda? Okay. So like Ricky said, I mean Tomac can't really slow down. I mean, it's great. We want to celebrate his win. But his such such a great season. I mean, there's just so many guys that are sort of air in really he was dominant all night from practice through qualifying in the first two main events, you know, as I said, he charged from eleventh in the first main event in row the lead in won the race the third main event, and this is what we've seen that. It's a perfect example is he just looks like he's spot. All of a sudden the third have been he had a bad start and then compounded by crashing. And at one point. I believe it was back to fourteenth fifteenth Krueger web which actually surprised me because he was struggling all night struggle on the first mate event. Got it together. The second main event got the whole shot in the third mate event and was actually leading so alive with two minutes to go really had to get back to six place to really get the overall win. But those are the ride seems like when he LA is on there's nobody in his world of speed. But it. Just very weird because at times all of a sudden, he just falls off. And he's just off that night and finishes out of the top five. And that's why he's really not the points leader right now, what Cooper web is doing is taking a bad night, which looked like it could have been an easy fifth or sixth and turn it into a second-place, which almost got him the overall. So I'm going to call you strip across experts these days, I've got a question for you off that you know, you talk about making those mistakes. What do you think contributes, say stamina is just gets way from why what do you see that make allows him to make those what contributes it's definitely not stamina. He's I mean, all these guys are in such great shape, and and he by followers one of the best ones in it to me. It really comes down to is. He's always just on full tilt. Meaning he's at one hundred percent, and you've got to be with super cross to have the max speed. But it just seems like he's always right on the verge of kind of making that one little mistake throwing it all away. But as I said when it when it comes down if I had to pick one guy just on one night on raw speed. It's tomac. And you look at Ken rocks on the kind of opposite end of the spectrum. He's fast, but he's not winning. He's just there. He's running finishing on the podium, finishing some force to me we see here we saw two weeks ago with this last corner pass, and it's just one of the things if he can get over the home and get a win feel like he'll get on a street. He's the only guy that can really match ally. When it comes to raw speed, but you know, what super cross all it takes one small mistake. Whether it's thrown the rice away or crashing big. We're injure yourself. It's something that can take you out of the whole season. But we this weekend Justin Barsha crash and testing and he's in concussion protocol. He's gonna miss this weekend. So it's one little mistake like that that can injure whole season if you can get that consistency for oxen with EBay, that'd be it would be a little bit of it. Yeah. Exactly. Every thursday. We recognize our global motor sports stars say that really. Fast right now. Stay with monster energy super-cross where two fifty class rider. Austin Fortner has had a perfect start to the season the twenty year old from zuri swept all three racist. So far in the east of vision of the two fifty class. So I mean AJ there you've got speed and consistency. I mean, he is doing everything. Right. It's crazy. Because if you watch him in practice, we see it here. He's he's got thirteen point lead over Jordan Smith enough fifteen point lead over Justin Cooper, you really in practice. You talking about whole to be wrecks every week in practice. I mean he cracks once or twice during practice to find that limit. And then he gets into the racist. He brings it back just enough. And when we say he's undefeated he's literally undefeated because he hasn't lost Iki rice. He didn't hasn't lost any main. He was the only rider so far since they did this triple crown format starting last year in either class to win all three main. So right now, he's on it. Tell us how that works again. Because for people used to always be. Had that that sort of big event Vegas and that was at the end of the year. Now, they sort of have these also yes, they started a couple years ago or two years ago back in twenty eighteen in the fact that they started this triple crown race where it's just three main events, you take the lowest points total, and that's the overall winner. And then with the the two fifty they used to always do in Vegas the east west shootout. And that's where both coasts riders would come into meet one race. Well, he do it a couple of times now year. So it makes it fun to watch. Last year was the first time they really combined the two fifty east and west coast for a couple of different races. So you see the best from from both regions go out there and get after it. And you know, these are the future stars of the four fifty class. We're going late this back to NASCAR stuff that's like their face series. This guy reminds me live like Christopher bell out there winning races. Just puts it all on the line. It doesn't matter. If he read some practice gets a car damaged. He's gonna find a way to win it for sure just figured out why he's from Missouri. The show me state. Yeah. It some from the world of IndyCar and the greatest spectacle in racing. We will bring you that next. Welcome back the month of may Indianapolis is getting even more intense as cars announced major changes to the schedule for Indy. Five hundred qualifying weekend on may eighteenth and nineteenth here is how it goes on Saturday may eighteenth drivers will try to make the fast nine shootout determines the full winter positions. Ten thirty. We'll be locked into the field. Then Sunday nineteenth NBC. We'll have the fast nine shootout. And a new last Rome shootout which sets the final three spots in the field a field. Practice session will then follow on NBC. We're going to Scott that just a moment. But Clawson Marshall racing hopes to be part of the field. This may yesterday the Usak team announced its first ever Indy. Five hundred entry for British driver, Pippa Mann. The teen is co owned by Tim Clawson, father of late spring car star and three time Indy. Five hundred starter. Brian closet that will be special. Indeed. And this year's Indy. Five hundred marks the fiftieth anniversary of Mario Andretti's Indy. Win. And sixty nine today. Mario was celebrating his seventy nine birthday. And as his grandson Marco mentioned on Twitter, that means it's Mario's twin brother all those birthday as well. We wish them both all the best. And here's what the birthday boy tweeted after getting some champagne from his good friend AJ. Boy that is cool. I know happy birthday. Mario for sure that's much bigger than national chilly day the nine ninety nine special. Mario Andretti legend. Driver. You no matter your era, you have to look up to Mario Andretti because he could wheel absolutely anything. I know. I know. So let's go back to the qualifying changes for the Indy. Five hundred what do you think or how can a fan if they're watching that you're seeing all the words on the screen? What does it mean? It really means that on Sunday is your action packed day as we see here. The whole thing is is trying to qualify for five hundred is if you have a car that feel like you can compete for Paul. You're trying to get in the fast nine on Saturday. So you can go rerun on Sunday and that determines the first three rows. And this we see here. Ten thirty are locked in the field where last year bump day was on Saturday and that whole build up was only for the fast nine on Sunday. So now, we kind of setting the stage for this dramatic thing between whether you're trying to go for the poll on Sunday or you're just trying to make the race in the rumors that I'm hearing and talking some of the IndyCar people and teams is the fact that there may be thirty seven to thirty eight cars entered. For the nap was five hundred. So this bump day could be back to what it used to be. You know, we saw Pippa Mann announcer, right? We also say today announced his ride with drier Ryan boat racing. I think it'll be his sixth attempt for the Annapolis five hundred and you've done it before. There is no more nerve wracking intense. Qualifying I've lied personally in the world than for the five hundred. Yeah. Yeah. It's it's incredible TV. It's must watch TV doing to try to put it into words. Just doing four laps around Indy. Wide open. Remember, my my last temp, I was in the fast nine, and I had put my left foot over my right foot on my last lab because my car was so loose. And I was like you can't lift and you just whether it's going for the poll or unfortunately, you see the heartbreak like James Hinchcliffe had last year of not making the biggest race of the year. But that's what these all about. And that's what we need to get back to is is whether it's going for poll or just trying to make the race to be in that race is something special and you bring up it's almost every year. We see some star. Some big team has the heartbreak of not making any also see the incredible battle for the poll when I remember Bashan board day with that wreck. I mean, he was on it for the poll. It's just an incredible TV as I said must watch you got to check it out. All right. So that's may eighteenth and nineteenth. And this reminder Sunday March tenth yet not may March tenth the green flag. Drops on the two thousand nine hundred eighty car season from Saint Petersburg there. You see that? And this may again, the greatest spectacle in racing you need. Atlas five hundred is on NBC, the new exclusive home of IndyCar. Las Vegas is the place for all kinds of racing. This week last night the world of outlaws hit the dirt track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. And I had plenty of star power in the field. You had Kyle Larson. Christopher bell. Casey Cain, an Rico abor joining the outlaw regulars. They're all back at it later tonight to me a good crowd for that also racing tonight on the dirt in Las Vegas. The NASCAR Hanan pro series west which opens a two thousand nineteen season. All eyes are on seventeen year old Haley begin made history last year as the first female driver ever to win in the series digging finished second last year in Vegas to show them. Creed is now in the truck series you see your they're celebrating for win. Which I think was what? Yeah. So entering tonight. She said this weekend if I don't win because Sheldon Priebus fast last time, really fast. But since he's not wanting to be there. I have to win. Now anything else I'm going to be disappointed with that's a lot of fresher that it's put on yourself. But you know, what's impressive about how he's that. She she has shown tremendous amount of speed in a lot of different disciplines in the Canaan series. And I've had to watch lows races commentate on them. And I've been very impressed by I think, you know, she says a lot a lot. But she wants to be race goodbye. That happens to be a girl. And I think there's a lot of places I watch race it. I would think if that was a guy or girl I'd be impressed the speed. So I think she doesn't credible job. And it's cool to see her so fast on dirt see doing right now Dirk sprint car. Because I think that's something that many people expected out of her, and then she goes out there and has this incredible speed under. So it'd be very fitting to win that race on the dirt in her dad has done such a great job getting her in so many different types of vehicles racing the Lucas oil opera racing series. So she. Got a background dirt. We just saw videos of running a sprint car. So it's one of those things that Haley, and isn't just hey, I can drive stock cars, and that she can kind of wheel anything, and it's fun to watch her progress because I feel like she's got so much talent in so many different varieties of motor sports that she can go do. So I'm looking forward to seeing how she kind of keeps moving up through the ranks. But the big thing is what Brian her dad is doing such a great job. They're not rushing it. It's not like, okay. You did Cain in. Let's go put you in expanded. Now, you're ready to go. So they're not rushing to move up quick. Which is the right thing to do. The great job of social media to of all this. She has huge social, I think she's great for the sport. So I'm excited watching as well. Because this is the motor sports. Our course Brian Deegan. If if you're not familiar with that name grew up racing onto that Alicia. Yeah. And by the way that race is tonight became an west season started. But you will see it here on NBC and next Tuesday, March fifth at six PM so right after NASCAR America right after maybe Kyle Petiot singer song. That's on Wednesdays. Does that watch that? That's yeah. But they'll be you just never know what you're going to get on this show before we go. We do wanna get to our fantasy picks for Sunday AJ and Parker's rosters ready. If yours is it to where you can go to rota world dot com slash NASCAR. Dan beavers fantasy live notes for Las Vegas are up. Now, they can definitely help you out a lot of trends a lot of things to look for. So let's go ahead and look at age as kicks over these great pitch right here. Okay. Three four drivers Harvard. We talked about four his speed week. Joy lagaan. Oh Kyle Busch. Home racetrack in Kyle Larson was pretty good. God, I notice that. Notice it right away, just ignore his face. So I I said last week. You must've mistake that I was picking what thanks for the conference. I got junior by Toyota guy beside myself. I also got his teammate Joe Gano cow Larson a tremendous you really get yourself again. And I took myself again. Hey, new packaging? Learn from last week, and then I got Kevin the garage because you know, he'll he'll be good. And I will have the chance to put him in. So he'll say so is there a chance that, you know, you're you're struggling any park it to save between the two actually. Night. They might still been talking next Thursday when we're back with you are thanks for joining us in the studio today have a great weekend.

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Garage Pass National Show

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"It was going. Good jobs. Racecar driver to win. And winning should always be the most special moments, then hit went bad for Brad. You know, the race is that you feel like you can win. You don't win are always the low points in there's a handful, and I remember the first time I flew. And I thought it was craziest thing ever. Mark Garo NPR ins garage pass. Have you written a book and wanna get it published then call Page Publishing a sap? We're looking for authors of all types of books and unlike most publishers Page Publishing will take the time to review each and every book submitted to us, and we'll give you our feedback. And if we like what we read we will get your book into bookstores and for sale online at Amazon, the apple itunes, store, Barnes, and noble, and other outlets. We handle everything editing, cover design copyright, protection printing, publicity, and distribution. So if you've written a novel children's book, cookbook, inspirational work poetry, or a biography and want to get it published called Page Publishing. Now for your free author submission kit. Your road to fame and fortune could very well. Start with this simple phone, call eight hundred two nine six one two nine four eight hundred two nine six one two nine four eight hundred two nine six one two nine four once again that's eight hundred two nine six twelve ninety four on the final two weekends of the regular season. Brad Kozlowski conquered Indy and Darlington back to back to enter the two thousand eighteen monster energy Cup series playoff with a full head of steam. He then one at Las Vegas to make it three straight trips to victory lane. So it was pretty shocking when Kozlowski crashed running up front in the first race on Charlotte's role. And that led to a round to knock out my job as a race car drivers to win and winning should always be the most special moments when you can win three in a row in two of those be marquee races. Or whatever you want to call them majors. I think every calls from something different. But that's a tremendous time in my life. The race is that you feel like you can win. You don't win always the low points. And there's a handful of them. They don't from the role which would have been really cool to win and trying to think what else I had a shot to win the five hundred that was a low point to get wrecked out on that. But those are probably would sticks out the two thousand twelve Cup champion would finish eighth in the final point standings with teammate Joey Logano going on to take his first title. Well, I I'll I don't think it needs advice or may he's done well enough on his own, but I'm happy for him. Happy for all the Team Penske. It's you know, it's a long road to champion ship long season, and they made it count. When it counted. Meanwhile, Bristol Motor Speedway and SM. I have inked a deal with promoter. Tony Formosa to bring major NASCAR races back to the fairgrounds speedway in Nashville at just over a half mile the historic track. Ran forty two Cup races from nineteen fifty eight to nineteen Eighty-four hosting the expenditure series until the year two thousand. Loss damage. Bush score Pennzoil four hundred weekend. Had a lot of smoke in the cockpit. It's high steps and insane speed at America's racing showplace. Pence Joel to the soil four hundred weekend. Tickets are going fast and LV M S dot com or call eight hundred sixty four forty four forty four lead lost beg us a winner. Nascar's fastest weekend beginning March first at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Brad Kozlowski was brought up in a racing family. And last year. He gave us some insight as to what that was like things that happened to me grown up. The others would call his Astor. I would call the norm, you know, sleeping on hotel room floor going to the hotel not having room sleeping in the car normal going to the racist for us. We drove everywhere. I remember the first time I flew in her thought it was craziest thing ever. It was an adventure for sure but good ones are ones that keep your car Garo NPR ins garage -pez brought to you. By Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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"The following is a production of the motor racing network. The voice of NASCAR. Look it up. Do we rock and roll today without the plug four hundred laps because I have a great day. Tonight, we'll have a window where we gotta do the motor racing network presents NASCAR law Kevin, Harvick all turned four come to the line. Richmond is is racetrack that is obviously short-track where's the tires out? Has at Saturday night flair to it that that you know not every track has. They don't have a lot of. We don't have enough short tracks, Joey Logano, get him to win over his teammate. Read his Laos gate Richmond, a great race, Jack for Team Penske Brad night, particularly. I think both us run really good there. NASCAR live is brought to you by Burke Yalies tires, Ryan on our string from the motor racing network studios in concord, North Carolina here is your host, Mike Bagley. Hello, everybody welcome to another edition of NASCAR live. It's state water heaters, race week on the motor racing network. We are getting ready for Richmond raceway and all of its events this coming weekend. Mike Bagley here with the Marin crew. We've got a great show for you today. So glad you've joined us, Brad Keselowski. Wow. Well, he's been on a tear lately. He wanted Darlington. He wanted Indianapolis, he wanted Las Vegas, and now he's going for his sport, win in a row Saturday night in the federated auto parts, four hundred on today's show. We'll talk with his crew chief, Paul Wolfe about what they've accomplished to this point and the opportunity in their mindset for the remainder of this round of the monster energy, NASCAR Cup series playoffs and how deep can they go in the playoffs. We'll also hear from Jimmy Johnson about the struggles of his season and his outlook for his team in the first round of the playoffs. NASCAR Camping World truck series winner from Las Vegas grant end finger will join us talking about a great win man. Oh man. That was a great win for thrower sport racing and grant and finger in the NASCAR xfinity series. I, I went to Ross Chastain is in studio. He'll talk with us about his win on Saturday and his plans for the remainder of two thousand eighteen. We'll preview a podcast on them are n. dot com called m. r. n. presents the many hats of Jack Rouch Kim Kun as a social. Media minute. We'll look back on this week in NASCAR history, and we'll get a preview of this week's federated auto parts, four hundred at Richmond and much more. But first cow, Ricky host of NASCAR today middays joins us now with the latest in NASCAR news, Kyle like it was announced over the weekend in Las Vegas that Ryan Newman would be leaving Richard Childress racing at the end of the twentieth eighteen season no word yet on where he might end up next year or who will fill the thirty one car seat at our CR in the monster energy. NASCAR Cup series Newman joined Richard Childress racing at the start of the twenty fourteen season, but has won just once. Have Phoenix in the spring of twenty seventeen the end. The twelve driver NASCAR xfinity series playoff field was said over the weekend in Las Vegas just in all, or will be the number one seed heading into the first playoff race. This Friday night in Richmond after winning the regular season championship. Oh, have learned with this fort is that nothing's given, and we. We still have to your job. We have to execute and you know these next few weeks are going to be difficult. You know, now that the playoffs reset you look at the cars that ran well today, there's a lot of a lot of guys that are in the playoffs that that did a fantastic job today and rain really well. So truly proud of everybody, junior sports, you know, this is these cars have been too much fun this year and and to to have the opportunity to go today and into win. They're almost win the race and to say on this championship pretty special, the first three race round for the Finnity cars will begin this Friday night in Richmond, then move onto the Charlotte road course next week in Dover in three weeks. The bottom four playoff drivers in points without a win after those three races will be eliminated from title contention. Mike, thanks, Kyle coming up. Next, we'll talk with Las Vegas. NASCAR Camping World truck series, race winner, grant, and finger and later Ross Chastain will join us. Autozone, helping to get more done is what we do best. Like with the autozone rewards program, you'll learn a twenty dollar reward. Every time you spend twenty bucks a more five times. It's just one more way to get more done. Getting your engine and top shape starts with getting your oil and filters changed regularly. 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This is NASCAR. Live. Back into turn three, granted bigger, Johnny taller truck lakes back to Ben rose in finger to the bottom of turn four. For the final time here they come off per number. Poured checkered flag is in the air rant in finger will win the world of west gate, two hundred and moved to the round of six and the nest par. It will put very playoff now back to Mike Bagley. That's what it sounded like Friday night on the motor racing network grant end finger powering his way to the checkered flag and into the next round of the playoffs. We welcome you back and ask our live, and we are joined by the winner of the world west gate. Two hundred grant end finger is back on NASCAR. Live grant. Welcome back to the show. Congratulations, man. I appreciate it. It's it's good to be on the show, especially after big like that on Friday night. How big was that win for you guys? And it was it was huge for us not only did it lock them to the next round, which by the way we, we didn't get to the best of the results. The first. The first reason that in the end, the first round there candidate in in the last race being there at Talladega. So there's there's the playoff implications, but also it's just the the confidence level of our team I think is is risen. Just the overnight after after that, I think we, we all knew we, we could do it. We we've had had moments glories all year book, but this this time we put it all together and I wanted to hold same. I mean, there was a everybody who stepped up continually all year long and and and we shown it and I, and now we've all put it together as a team and and I and wanna on a big mile half stays there ladies. Well, let's let's go back and dissect the race weekend for you guys. First of all, we've been hearing how hot it's been there this past weekend. How were you in your t. affected by the heat out there in Vegas? I mean, it was. It was warm for sure. But I, you know, with the with the not being quite as he humid out very, wasn't careful for us, but but we didn't raise in the heat of the day like like extended in in the Cup guys. It's so we were. We were fortunate enough to have a night race, so it made it a little easier on us in our guys, but but definitely very noticeable lack of grip from from where the track wasn't misprint, Tom springtime, the just with the cooler weather and and track camp, and I don't know thirty forty degrees cooler track had a ton of grip in the spring this this time when we came back, not not quite so much, but but still we, we had we had great group in our team, our equipment f. one fifty and in a man went went from the back to the front a few times and and I just had a really, really good speed that could do it with and enjoy. Hensley was was able to make a gutsy pick all of it. It ended up. I feel like it was a big part of us went in the race grant. You've been close several times this year, but something always seemed to happen one way or another. Were you holding your breath towards the end of that race on Friday, because you've been in contention to get a whole lot more than what you can call your own right now? He, yeah, definitely holding my breath, Tom, but reject Hanley in our spotter David pepper, they were. They were doing a good job at column down. One went crazy. Steph would happen, but we think great kind of individually, you know, from the sometimes the picker haven't had a really good raising. Sometimes, Jeff, we'll make a really good call and and then sometimes we just won't have the speed or I'll mess up or her whatever. But this time it, it took everybody to to do what we did on Friday night and we showed it. We can't do it together. So you guys were were great on the road again, gain the gain a few spots there and and I and even when we took four tires and some of the other guys took to, we didn't really lose very much. And then like I said, Jeff Hensley made a made a gutsy pick. All there and just all worked out, you know, it seems like you can. You can do everything right? And it still ended up with a with a wadded up Powell hip Iowa junket a unit, and sometimes you do everything right. You end up in victory lane. It's and a man. I just make all the blood sweat and tears worth chatting with grant in finger the winner from over the weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Camping World truck series before we before we jump ahead here and talk about the off time you got coming up in a trip to Talladega. I'm curious. We always hear from a lot of race fans and talking about how they go back to their local short track or Saturday night program, things of that nature. Do you remember your first race track where that track was what you drove and just what the vibe was around your local track when you were growing up through the ranks? Yeah, you know, I grew up in south Alabama, sort of the first race track ever went to was when where I raise was a go-cart when I was eleven years old and I was LA raceway a lower Alabama raceway, little middle check. That's not there anymore. And I, and then and I, it vanished. It's to to j. j. speedway which is Dr check there in in in mobile for the go carts. And then I went pretty much all asphalt for the rest of my life. But yeah, man, those those retracts where it's at. I don't get home enough to go support my, but but of a man. That's that's where a lot of great memories we're. And that's where it's what that's what field apart at to keep his dream alive. And that's where dreams begin at the local level and not had the chance folks swing on that and check out your local short track. You could be watching the next superstar in the making good news for you, though grant is the next time that you enter the state of Alabama. It'll be obviously home turf to Talladega and the elimination aspect of that race won't affect you at all. What kind of a load is that off of your shoulders, knowing that you don't have to go to tell the data to try to make something happen to the next round of the playoffs ma'am. Answer. That's a huge load for us, and and I tell you what it's it is. A big relief. Talladega is so crazy how all these turquoise is crazy. But Talladega is even more so into to go. There is a winter. They're always Vegas nowhere automatically advanced to the next round is just a big load off. So so now we can. We can concentrate on that truck for sure, but, but now it kinda gives us a little bit of a heads up to go ahead and start working on our martinsville on our Texas stuff and and get that stuff really, really polished up good too. So or so go to Talladega and win the race for sure. But man just a little bit less stress than than everybody else will be feeling there. Well, I know that that is to your ears and the teams, ears you've deserved it. Congratulations on reaping the successes of it by winning over the weekend there at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. By the way how you gonna spend the next three weekends off high. You know, I'm working on. I've bought a red car from my wife in about three months into this process, and I told her it'd be done before. Vegas. So that's all my all my time working on that. And then then I try to spend over the time up in Sandusky Ohio at the shop. Well, all the best to you. Safe travels have fun that honeydew list buttoned up and we will see you in Talladega my friend. Hi, thank you very much that is granted finger won the world of west gay two hundred over the weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. And with that win, guaranteed a run into the next round of the playoffs without having to do any of the heavy lifting that will come these drivers way when they hit elimination race, number one on Saturday, October thirteenth there at Talladega superspeedway coming up. Next we go face to face with Ross Chastain race fans. Do you have an old car motorcycle boat or RV just taking up space with that vehicle to good use by donating it to the NASCAR foundation, your donated vehicle. We'll help kids in our racing communities. Live happier, healthier lives, simply call eight, four, four, NASCAR, nine, and your vehicle will be towed. And option you get a tax deduction and the NASCAR foundation gets the proceeds again to donate, please call eight, four, four, NASCAR, nine. Peers. NASCAR. Champ Kurt Busch for me racing is all about winning off the track. I feel the same way I like to be associated with companies and products that I consider to be top performers state brand water heaters, our top performers, and no matter what kind of water heater you need state has it even hybrid tankless take it from me when it comes to hot water, don't get caught with anything less than a state water heater. Get yours today, go to state water heaters dot com, and use the request quote from a pro tool. First time winner, Ross Chastain joins us. Next, this is NASCAR. Live on the motor racing network, the voice of this car. This is NASCAR live now back to Mike Bagley welcome back to this car live. It was Saturday afternoon in the desert of Las Vegas that Ross Chastain drove his TC's solar Chevrolet victory lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was career win number one. And earlier today he stopped by the Marin studios in spoke with our Woody Cain, first of all, congratulations. And you're still grinning from Iran ear and I don't blame you. Yes, sir. No, it was incredible weekend. No sleep since the Cup race except a little bit on the flight home got work to demand. We've got Richmond coming up and you will be in the forty two car from Ganassi for the final time this year. Is that right? That's right. Yup. Our first race of the playoffs will be final time in the forty two car with DC solar colors on it. And in the back in the four car for you know, to finish out the year and see how far we can go in the playoffs before we talk about what's to come. Let's talk about what just happened. You had a great run going at Darlington get tangled up with Kevin Harvick, but boy, suddenly. The the the country has discovered Ross Chastain and watermelons all of a sudden, then you go out to Las Vegas and have a just a great scrap with a handful of different drivers at different times and win that race and Busta watermelon on the start finish line. Tell me how you got from point a to point b because a lot of folks have seen you in the four car and then suddenly you're gonna get nasty car and win the what, what happened there? How did that start? How did that work? Yes. So it's it's crazy, but it's really just the product of being out there and racing in the four car for four years now and Jeff Karpov DC solar saw that and just started paying attention and asking around, and then you know a mutual group that works with them and and you know, I was friends with, I would drive their motorhome to the race track and stuff. What you drive motor coaches to Yemen? I'll do anything. And then I just, I just tow my truck behind it is that way I have wheels when I get there and they have their coach for all their stuff, but he asked them and so they started looking at it and then a CDR had three, these three races open. And I guess my name was on a list of guys to look at and we were the last one on the list in the day. So it came together pretty last minute, you know, not not. It was less than a month before the first race, so not much time to prepare physically or mentally, honestly, to try to embrace it. Scary. Yeah, and I'm probably actually happy. It was lit less time because I have psyched myself out pretty easy. So but went full bore in with was CGIAR, Josh wise and everybody over there. And there's a lot of people behind the scenes. Obviously, I an an organization like that. Has that much infrastructure in that many people that have done this like they've been in racing longer than I've been alive. So. Just using all their all their information. They have anything that they think I might know. I asked him three times just to try to learn as much as I can you. And I talked several years ago and you were talking about, you know, your watermelon farming background and how you were kind of leveraging that to help you get behind the wheel and keep you there. And that's why this to me, this whole thing is so amazing with with these solar because you know how rare is it for a sponsor to say, yeah, come on over. I want that guy. Usually you have to go knock on the doors and that's what you and I talked about for a conversation on one of our podcast series. How rare is that these days? Because normally it means, oh yeah, you can drive my car. You gotta check. Right, right. Yeah. And it's such an odd. It is odd the whole situation because DC solar was already a large partner at CG are nearby Chip Ganassi racing. And they had this car ready in and they needed to fill out these races in DC solar wanted to pick them up. They didn't know who they wanted to drive it. So through I, however, they worked all that out. I was the last guy, but when when they first called me about it, I was like, no way. It was like, all this could happen. I was like, it won't happen and then, but I did notice if you want to bike for Christmas and you get socks, right? Like I, I knew Jeff well enough to know. Okay, if he's talking about it, he it could. He could pull the trigger on this and and you know, I can never thank him enough him in poet and everybody DC solar for standing behind me, and then everything that went down the Darlington. We come out of there with a twenty fifth place. Finish basically crashed on this show. How will you ran like? We crashed like almost right in front of their sweet and they were headed down to the to the front stretch to watch the end of the race and hit box. So they didn't exactly see it. You know, Jeff didn't, but it's still a lot of their group was in the sweet and saw so that was wrecked him to get the. We're done dude text. What do you mean? Like after you crash, you're thinking? Oh, no. What have I done? Yeah, I was and everything that went down there. I was worried that that CGIAR or him would would not want that. You know that. Much, you know, whatever roller every whatever you personally going on with their car in their their their team, and they all stood behind me, man. They're like, you, race, you go fan, so fi, and you do it. So go try to win, do whatever you gotta do and try to be smart doing it. So you know, we made it through this time and was able to race guys, and, and you know, and and actually, you know, side draft and be be aggressive and me and Justin got together, you know, the time he was pretty upset and I apologize. I watched three play. We both came together. We both headed towards each other trying to side draft, so I'm not gonna take all. I'm not gonna apologize as much as I was before. I saw the replay because he, you know, he came down a little bit, so it's it's his fighting for the win. But that's what you do. We normally are racing for the win, and and we have so much respect for each other. The Finnity guys do obviously to to race each other heart in side by side in mount half tracks. When you get on each other's doors, it's tough, but nobody. He messed up this weekend, but I mean, that's the technique. I mean, you really have to use that technique now. Don't you what the way these cars are set up and the way they drive? Well, yeah, if you want to be aggressive. Yeah. Tell me a little bit about. For lack of a better phrase, your side of the garage, because you're you're with an underfunded team primarily a, you're doing some other stuff, of course, but it seems like there's been such a groundswell of support among guys who were in your category so to speak in terms of of funding and infrastructure and all that with the teams and a man. It's like they have jumped on board with you and are just cheering as hard as they can. Yeah. Yeah, it is. You know, in racing against a lot of guys, you know, from from eighth to eighteenth every week in affinity series and trucks and Cup different, you know, different position groups, but you know, a lot of them have been upset with me a lot because I do raise hard and I don't just kind of fall in line and just kind of ride even though it sometimes it could be better for both of us. I want to put them behind as much as I can to help me. It's not always the best way to go about it, and I've struggled to balance that. But guys back, you know, a lot of guys just get mad when you challenge them. In race him oria and in, but I'm like, I'm all right. The fallen behind me, like, you know. So I don't fix here yet. I've had small tr- occasions in some, you know confrontations about it. Some tried to clean that up, but man, I've shook more hands and had more high fives in the last, you know, two weeks since Darlington in this weekend. It's been incredible. So I'm excited to walk back into the sea GR shop now. In in because after Darlington before the race, I probably outside of the forty two Finnity group. I'd probably shook ten hands when I came back after Darlington, they have over two hundred ploys on. I shook over half of those one hundred handshakes and high fives. Just standing out there in the shop in the little extended section. All the Cup guys came over people from the business groups, you know, engineer shop stairs, like they were coming down. I didn't. I was like where all these Reema about something like that before haven't you? I mean, yeah. And they were just like, man, you you go, you fight. We'll stand behind you. We will build race cars if you will go race like that, so they didn't like it. It was torn up, but I'm excited to get over there now and just sees the see the reaction you're in the playoffs you were. You were pretty good position wise before you got this. Your car's in the playoffs, but you get one more race with the forty two bunch. Can you use that as a springboard to make some noise in these playoffs? Yeah, definitely. And especially if you look at the first round for the extended series, it's Richmond and forty two, so we should be competitive, and then you go to the wroval which nobody knows what to expect. You guys haven't even turned a lap. There have no idea. We have a pretty good road course package. We've, we've finished seventh, I believe, or six or seven at road America right behind the forty two car. He spun out, but it doesn't matter how right behind Justin marks the end of a road course race, and he's an ace on ROY Moore's I tried to pass and would like to to go almost. We'll hopped off the track and I said, you know what to say right behind him because our back, I cannot outbreak. Justin marks maybe one day, not yet, and then we have Dover in the four car runs awesome at Dover. We have a huge use your melon campaign up there, but that's not about watermelons. It's just a connection. You tell me about this. So it's a drive sober campaign in. In the state of Delaware in their office. Highway safety wants to promote driving sober. So instead of, you know, their major sporting event for the year is NASCAR there, two races that's, you know, they don't have NFL MLB nothing else. So they use NASCAR is our big lawn motion vehicle. So yeah, race, car stickers are great. Sponsoring the racist great, but we branch it out and put their message on watermelons across our whole state rule. The whole second half of the summer. I we split it up in the spring and into the early summer is up, protect your melon buckle up seatbelt and in the falls, user Mellon drive sober. So when people go to Dover, it idea in a c- watermelon stuff all over there doing kind of a grass campaign around the race, track leading the race with all kinds of scientists and and then so beyond all that for racing, we know people, some people don't watch NASCAR. Okay. I know we're in our bubble. We thank everybody loves NASCAR, but granted people don't tell people don't watch it. So. Oh, we are reaching people in the grocery store then are not a part in asker. So just given the marketing dollars for the office of highway safety in their message, more bang for their buck and just trying to push their message. Try to get people to remind them drives over. I gotta ask you windows watermelon season officially end. We shit three sixty five, really? Yep. It we ship your. Does that work because in the wintertime, you don't grow them, right? We'll we're going to fall crop right now in Florida, and that's a small crop, but they'll be ready the middle of October, probably. So was just another month away. Probably we'll start shipping out of there right now. They're still shipping out of like Kentucky in Delaware, Maryland up there in the Dover area. Just south of the track about forty. Five minutes actually is a huge watermelon area who knew that peninsula out. There is like gold for watermelons, and there's a lot of agriculture and then it'll reset the Florida. And then after that, that'll be for, you know, October on. And then. There will be a lot of import stuff. So out of South America stuff, we'll bring him in and people gotta eat watermelons. He around man for salads and and lot of of fresh cut stuff and just keep pushing it or for busting up on the start, finish whatever you need. That's right Ross. Congratulations on the way things are going for you this year. Really happy for you and look forward to seeing it Richmond and making some noise in these playoffs. Thanks for having me that is Las Vegas winner, Ross Chastain, and our Woody came coming up next on NASCAR live. We'll preview a new podcast on dot com. And later Jimmy Johnson. What style the American fighting spirit is everything we. We are five hundred patriots and veterans strong free clothing manufacturing back to the United States of America. Always moving forward. Never retreating. Never giving up. We are what style and this will defend get yours act, run style dot com. Peers. NASCAR. Champ Kurt Busch for me racing is all about winning off the track. I feel the same way I like to be associated with companies and products that I consider to be top performers state brand water heaters, our top performers and no matter what kind of water heater you need state has it even hybrid tankless take it from me when it comes to hot water, don't get caught with anything less than a state water heater. Get yours today. Go to state water heaters dot com, and use the request a quote from a pro tool, double header action coming your way from Richmond raceway this weekend and our Friday gets the party started. It's a busy Friday. We'll start with monster energy. NASCAR Cup series practice that's at eleven thirty AM and one thirty pm eastern on m. r. n. dot com. We'll have Bush pole qualifying for the Cup cars at six PM eastern, and then the NASCAR xfinity series go bowling to fifty. It will be playoff race. Number one. For the series and our coverage begins Friday night at seven pm eastern time, Saturday. It's all about the monster energy. NASCAR Cup series, the federated auto parts, four hundred, the first short-track race in the playoffs under the lights and the Commonwealth of Jinya motoracing networks airtime Saturday night six thirty eastern Kim Kun joins us next with this week, social media minute I, this is NASCAR. Live on the motor racing network, the voice of NASCAR. This is NASCAR live now back to Mike Bagley. Thank you for joining us on this week's NASCAR live and state water heaters, race week here on our end when you need a water heater, get the best state water heaters. MR Kim Kun joins us now with the latest social media news, one of the big stories this week on social media. Yeah, Mike. So the NASCAR playoffs kicked off this past begin in Las Vegas and to kind of get things started for this year's Tempe chip title contention. They had NASCAR burnout boulevard fueled by snow co racing. Typically, we see this done at the end of the season during champions week, but I think it was actually the perfect start to the ten ratio down because it got to showcase all sixteen of the playoff drivers before we crown are champion. And if you didn't get a chance to watch the broadcast of this burn out boulevard, there was some great social media content, and a lot of drivers came to battle with these burnouts. A couple of my favorites were Austin Dillon had. DJ marshmallow in his car for the burn out. If you don't know, that is he's a very well known DJ, especially in the Las Vegas era, even go to his Twitter at marshmallow music, and he said bound to be America's favorite NASCAR driver. And you can see marshmallow crawling into Austin, Dillon's car. Another great one was Denny Hamlin. He took off the entire left Fender with his burnout. His tweet reads, I, when we won with kind of shrug, you can see that photo again on Denny Hamlin's Instagram. But I think my favorite one was Ryan Blaney and chase, Elliott did dueling burn out. They were nose to nose as they put their cars into gear. NASCAR has a great video of the doling burnout says the two best friends that anyone could have. So again, check those out on social media. We're headed to Richmond raceway those weekend though. For the second race of this round of the playoffs. It's going to be really fun, really entertaining, especially after everything that happened in Las Vegas. You can follow us in all the action on. Twitter at 'em are in radio. Thank you. Next time you're on your computer. Check on them are dot com. We've got a brand new podcast series called m. r. n. presents the many hats of Jack relish this week. We cover the early years and how his NASCAR hall of fame career began team owner Jack rouse. She finally made it you. My dad had a colon ice business in the forties. When I was four or five years old and he had fourteen trucks and they would go ten thousand miles on every ten thousand miles. You need to take him apart and replace rings and do a valve job on these old Ford and Chevrolet. In General Motors, trucks with the passenger car engines weren't supposed to be run that long that hard. So ten thousand miles need to be Oakland overhauled. So by a chance to see engines tap deadwood, typically finish run by three or four o'clock in the afternoon. He would jerkin engine heads off in pound of pistons out by by five, thirty six, go get a down the street to the house to my mother's house and have suffering that come back and put it in, put it back together before midnight. It's kind of funny, you know, I, I look at my dad, you know, a lot of fans may of his may think, well, you know if that's your dad, maybe it wouldn't be such a big deal, but it is. I really look up to my dad for a lot that he's gone and kind of the principles that. He has that his lead to a lot of his success. I would school at Berea without paying tuition. I had to pay room and board, and I had to work for the college for a while. But I fixed bicycles, I did did work in college buildings, bathrooms and things. I worked to food line the cafeteria line for a semester to without paying tuition. I, I had enough money to buy himself a brand new Mustang. 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The voice of NASCAR. This is NASCAR live now back to Mike Bagley. Thanks for spending time with us on this week's NASCAR live over the weekend in Las Vegas, more witty. Cain had a chance to sit down and chat with seven time Cup series champion, Jimmy Johnson about this year's playoffs and the struggles of the regular season, and things just got worse for Jimmy Johnson commitment, line elation. So he'll have another. Trip down pit wrote a service penalty. We have issues to work out. The play offs of in very good the forty-eight over the years. We've always been able to step up and somehow find a little bit more and we'll need to do that again this year in find a lot more. But this the team, the unity and the team, the commitment from Rick. You know, all the hard work that's going on were were advancing. We're getting better. Some weeks look better than others. Darlington was shaping up to be really at weekend, and I just got a little too excited a few instances and and set us back. So dialing in one hundred percent, nothing more is really important for me and minimize mistakes and just get some clean excuse, and I think we can advance through the rounds. Always start getting tracks Dover and martinsville. Hopefully we can raise the bar and get the victory lane and set us up to move on. Hopefully it home snapshot at a lot of success in your career, but as anybody who's been through what you have, you've had some ups and downs when when things aren't going as well as you would like, do you typically. It's one big thing or a lot of little things that you have to sort out, you know, changes and what I'm learning about this particular experience. Not one big thing. We've changed a lot of things, you know. So it's it's the some of a lot of little things and we're, we're getting there. We're getting better. Unfortunately, the competition continues to evolve in refine and get better as well. So we're just stack pennies in trying to make different. When you look at the round of the playoffs, having been through this as many times as you have, are you guy who thinks one race, one round that a time were guy who thinks just don't do anything ridiculous early, the knock yourself out and let other guys do that yet. I think the first round in the past has always been more about consistency. Yeah, just the odds are on your side or sixteen down to twelve. But you know what the reasons in the past, because now at the Royal. You know it, it just changes the game quite a bit. So I think it actually puts a bit more focus importance or hard to important because it's always there, but maybe relief for the guys that have had the opportunity to win at Richmond or Vegas. I really look at the Roble like I do today right now, and I think it's more of an unknown Talladega is so you know, we have some added stress early in the playoffs this year. At least you have note from Talladega, but the Roble nobody has to know when you were able to get out there and see what that's all about. What were your impressions of how crazy you think it's going to be race on its without a doubt? Crazy. I mean, the restrictor plate races you can elect to right at the back. Another track physicians, not gonna matter and come back up through there potentially later in the race. You can't do that on road course positions everything. So you have to just pull them tight and hope for the best passing zones are going to be really tough to. To execute in all of our big breaking zones lead into very crowded and small corners with no runoff room. And you know the back straightaway of chicane. I don't even think it's physically possible to have two side by side, enter the the chicane. So that's that's where I think some of the frustration comes from the drivers is just it's tough to put a a proper facility inside of an oval. It's just really hard to do. There's a lot of unique challenges trying to integrate road course into an oval in the big problem we have with chicane, it needs to be there. We need something slowest down for turn stream four, the NASCAR side of it that is coming back around a complete the lab. So we'll live and learn in. You know, again, whoever wins Richmond is gonna, breathe, breathe is late. That's seven time Cup series champion, Jimmy Johnson, and our what he came coming up, Brad Keselowski, screw cheap. Paul Wolfe will join us. Here's NASCAR. Champ Kurt Busch. For me racing is all about winning off the track. I feel the same way I like to be associated with companies and products that I consider to be top performers state brand water heaters, our top performers, and no matter what kind of water heater you need state has it even hybrid tankless take it from me when it comes to hot water, don't get caught with anything less than a state water heater. Get yours today. 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It is their third consecutive win coming Sunday in the south point, four hundred and the crew chief is here to talk about a Paul. Wolf is back on NASCAR. Alive ball. Congratulations on the win on Sunday that there in Vegas. Oh, thank you. It's it's been a great few weeks for us here on the team, and you know, some big, big wins and big milestones and Team Penske history, which is always nice to be out. I had to that and and you know, kind of ride this momentum into the playoffs is couldn't be a better time to to to get these winds. And you know, gives everyone a little confidence and you know the pit roads, Ben Ben, phenomenal guys have really delivered and and big part of a couple of these winds here. The last few weeks, it would appear that you've got a bunch that you have a symbol that performs key in clutch situations. Is that a valid assessment. Yeah, I think that's, that's fair to say. I think we've, we've shown that to over time and you know a lot of these guys on this team if been been with us and they won when when I came on board here with Brad almost nine years ago and and we've been through through a lot, you know, we've had a lot of success, but we also had had our struggles and we've stayed together and things made a stronger and and you know, from the driver right down to, you know, the guys working on the car and going over to pit while they've they've, they really can step up in, you know, not let the pressure get to them in these types of situation when there's a lot on the line. And as there's been no over the last three weeks such such big races, they've been huge races. What was the key? What was the difference for you guys? Sunday in Vegas. Well, I think for one, I think it was avoiding disaster for one. I mean, we, we saw a lot of good cars get caught up and and others mass or had tire issues. I think the tires were definitely concern as we know it was very hot temperatures out in Vegas something we've never seen there before when the Cup cars and you know, I think it was almost a forty degree swing from from what we had earlier this year. And so so there was some tire issues that we saw practice. We had some on our car and you know, so there's. There's a bit of risk verse reward there with, you know, the the settings on our front ends air pressures and those types of things. And it's always a, it's always a little bit of a balancing act trying to, you know, get get all the performance, but you know, not not risk too much, especially early on in the playoffs like this. It's, you know, for us, it was about just getting a good solid day and and and gain some points and moving on. And so we, we probably played a little more conservative. But with that being said, you know, our car was still still pretty strong on the short runs and was very good on restarts and those types of things. So the way the race played out, you know, with with multiple pit stops there towards the end. And a lottery starts seem like we're strong in both those areas. And that was really the key to to being able to get it done chatting with Paul, Wolfe race, winning crew chief from Sunday's south point, four hundred. Now you head into. Saturday nights, federated auto parts, four hundred under the lights, but Richmond is now a playoff race. Does that matter? Is Richmond still Richmond, or is there something different about this race considering? It's the first time it's been in the playoffs. I think it's different and I think you know, we looked at the playoffs as a whole, you know, preparing for him and. You know, the schedules kind of been the same here for a while, and we know Chicago's always been the first race, and then we go to Loudon and in Dover and those tracks. But it's like it just had a to me, it had a little bit of a different field this year and trying to understand that. And you know, you know what tracks your strengths and weaknesses, and you kind of talk through what you need to do each week to get to the next round. And you know, fortunately Vegas is is another track that we've had a lot of success at prior to this past weekend, we'd won multiple races there always a decent track for us and and Richmond's a little bit of the same for us. We've we've run well, there we've won their and I feel like, you know, we, we look forward to to the racist weekend. You know, obviously we're in a little bit of a different scenario now is with getting that win at Vegas, but still overall, I think it will be. It's going to be an exciting race. I think you know, there's a lot. On the line. And now there's, there's multiple teams that had trouble at Vegas that you know or or or near, you know, the must win situation. So I think it'll be interesting how it all plays out. And you know, from a strategy standpoint, this weekend, I think you know Richmond's one of those tracks were tires are pretty important these days and tires go off on the long run. So it's it's really hard to do a whole lot strategy wise. So I think it really comes down to just guys trying to get all they can and being aggressive and and not giving up any positions on the race track. So it'll be exciting. It'll be it'd be a fun race. And you know, we're just hoping to continue to build on some bonus points. You know, that was six more for us at Vegas and and we know we're gonna need every one of those as we move forward throughout the other rounds. And hopefully we can add to those this weekend with some stage wins and and who knows maybe even another race. Speaking of the road course race at Charlotte, what's it like not having the pressure on you to make something happen on that unknown layout that we've got coming into a couple of weeks. Everyone's talking about it. Right, and and you know, before we got Vegas when we're in Vegas, I think before the race, you know, we was a topic of discussion at points out the weekend, and you know there's, there's a lot of stress around that and whatnot. But at the same time, like I told, Brad, I say, you know, there's, there's only so much we can control sometimes and and we're just gonna need to go there and do what we can and kind of see how it plays out, but tell you now after having that win. I'm definitely relieved. There may not need to be many points, scored there to to make it to the next round for us all the best in trying to get your fourth consecutive win under the lights and the federated auto parts. Four hundred. Thank you so much for joining us. Paul. Congratulations on your success and all the best in the wants to come here in two thousand eighteen. All right. I appreciate it and good talking with you. Thanks, thank you. That's Paul, Wolfe. Crew chief for Brad Kessler ski winters of these south point, four hundred Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway coming up. Next, we'll turn back the clock on this week in NASCAR history, and we will preview this weekend's race at Richmond. Autozone, helping to get more done is what we do best. Like with the auto zone rewards program, you'll learn a twenty dollar reward. Every time you spend twenty bucks a more times. It's just one more way to get more done. Getting your engine and type shape starts with getting your oil and filters changed regularly. So come right now to autozone and take advantage of our great deals on oil change specials, visit any of our fifty five hundred locations nationwide and let us do more for you. See terms dot com slash rewards for strict, Susan details. A story. 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Does it better on prime time TV, the crime, drama chips, debuted on NBC over on ABC television. The love boat set sail for its maiden voyage, and NASCAR was racing Dover International Speedway. Benny Parsons took the lead halfway through the Delaware five hundred and he never looked back. White flag driver, Benny Parsons Carolina. Gary goes dives off. The number one turn doesn't look like he's crack the a bit takes that line right up against the wall, very goals out of turn number two up the vaccine. Greenaway using doesn't. I should say for many parts takes middle line, turn cricket for looking to bring Chevrolet the victory Soto Parsons up in the number three and four quarters of the center group. As time here comes Benny Parsons out of the turn heads for the start finish line, checkered flag with a gentleman from Ellery North Carolina, and Benny Parsons has won the Delaware five hundred. Our next is nineteen eighty three, the rock band, this removed their makeup for the first time on MTV on ABC TV Hardcastle and McCormick debuted. And again, NASCAR was the first state of Delaware. Bobby Allison when his third straight race in the Budweiser, five hundred thousand gets caught a little bit up in traffic. Bobby Illinois up. The group looks to the bottom of the racetrack and try to win and winning his third race in her own. At tightening his hold on the Winston Cup lead is Bobby Allison, Miller of my life, and we in this week in two thousand five at the fifty, seventh annual EMMY awards. Everybody loves Raymond won best TV, comedy actress, Renee Zellweger filed for an an element from us been Kenny Chesney after just four months of marriage and NASCAR was at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Ryan Newman took the lead from Tony Stewart with just two laps to go to win this Selena, three counties. Stewart have anything left on race leader Wyan just a calling and a half the separate the down in the turn three, no men's lights up Harris tower. One final shot in the turn four. Stewart comes taking hard to the bottom of racetrack Ryan. Newman's got up in the outside lane. Ryan Newman comes off, turn four hill win this omega three hundred. And having this week at the seven time Cup series champion, Jimmy Johnson and NASCAR hall of favor. Richard children's. Those are just some of the events of this week in NASCAR history. This weekend, we're going short-track racing at Richmond, raceway for a preview. Here's our Suzy Armstrong. Thank you, Mike, the monster energy. NASCAR Cup series playoffs roll the Richmond raceway this week for the federated auto parts, four hundred formerly the regular season. Finale the four hundred lap clash now sits center stage in the first round of the playoffs. Three time Richmond winner, Kevin Harvick welcomes the addition of another short-track to the postseason will Richmond is is rose. Check that whereas the tires out has that Saturday night flair to it that that you know not every track has. We don't have a lot of. We don't have enough short tracks on our schedule, you know, needed needed, something different in everybody needs something different as as you roll through the years, and it's a great place for. For us to race, and hopefully it's exciting in well-supported from the town first victory on the three quarter mile oval, spring pole-sitter, Martin tricks, tutor hopes to keep it together till the checkers fly and finally closed the deal in Virginia. So many crazy things happen there. You know, it's one of those races where anything can happen, especially the end. We always seem to get this late race restarts and you can find yourself in really bad spot. I mean, the last two years, we've had really, really good races lead tons and tons of laughs and beneficial to win. You the last race there. This year we got. We finished were teeth and the final race there. Last year we got crashed with to go on agreement checker. So it's like, man, you know, you can go there and perform super well and have at a really high level and lead the whole race, and you might finish fifteenth. You might not finish it all returns to the tight confines with his twenty seventeen win top of mind and likes his chances to get back to victory late. I think Richmond is a great racetrack for Team Penske for Brad in particular. I think both of us run really good there. So I look at that as a racetrack that we want to stages at earlier this year had a chance to win. So it'd be really nice to be able to break through their green flies over the federated auto parts. Four hundred at Richmond, raceway this Saturday night just after seven thirty m. eastern live coverage on the motor racing network begins at six thirty. For this week's. Now's car, live race, preview. I'm Susie Armstrong. Yes, it is short track race number one in the playoffs. Richmond raceway is the site by the way down and see us Richmond, raceway dot com. Your destination to get tickets. That's all the time we have for today are thanks to Paul. Woolford joining us. Also our thanks to Jimmy Johnson Ross Chastain grant end finger and for the insider our in group, I'm Mike badly. Thank you so much for joining us this week on NASCAR live. We'll talk to you next week right here so long, everybody. NASCAR live is a production of the motor racing network with studios in concord, North Carolina, and Daytona Beach, Florida, and was brought to you by Hercules tires right on our street. 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MRN Outloud! - Feb 25, 2019

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MRN Outloud! - Feb 25, 2019

"This is an Marin out loud on M R N dot com, presented by bloom and Mondays at outback steakhouse and also brought to you by Hercules tires ride on our strength. Hello everybody Marin out loud back with you here after the weekend. That was at Atlanta Motor Speedway the new package is here, but not the full package. We're headed to Las Vegas. We'll get the full Monty of the package. We had Kyle Busch set a record in the truck series. The all time winningest driver there and people were upset. Kevin Harvick gets a fourth place. Finish. That means if you're listening on a Monday, it is bloom and Monday at outback steakhouse go by and tell him. Hey, Kevin Harvick did it. I want my free blooming onion. I'm what he came. That's Joey Meyer. What do you think? I think I get to play with my Joey. Yes. And if you're just listening to us you'll have to see me play with my job. That's probably a good thing. So some Joey's happy little Joey's happy. Kevin Harvick Stewart Haas had really good days sat on the pole with Eric Amarillo second poll in the number of years showed a lot of speed with the new package, and I don't like saying it's the full package versus the different package because we have three different scenarios reference. This package or configuration of cars. If you will, you know, we have we have what we saw at Atlanta. We have over going to see it tracks like Vegas. And then we have what we're going to see at tracks like Bristol and martinsville and maybe some road core. Kleenex for that matter. Our Phoenix, right? Yeah. So I believe to say it's the full package. I think is is an misnomer really because there's three different configurations twice. I mean because that's the one that will be used the most used most often because we have more mile and a half tracks. Right. So that's and that's really a an essence of a game of numbers. I guess if you will it's mainly f we have three different configurations and we saw the high speedway configuration Atlanta. And quite honestly, anybody that has derogatory comments about what they saw at Atlanta really just needs to quit watching because there's nothing. From an Atlanta race in the past. And again that track is unique in the fact is it's so wide and so- abrasive on tires. It. Looks like a gravel road that the rocks. Don't move, right. But what we are allowed to do it Lanta on yesterday's configuration with the cars. We wouldn't be able to be due to do as well in the past. Right. He the restart wouldn't be wouldn't last as long see is that a bunch together as long as a restart. My opinion would last two or three laps till everybody got in their line. And then there were mental minimal issues with or minimal abilities to pass yesterday. We saw that pack was much tighter for much longer. And then even after we got spread out cars were still able to maneuver around the track the Kyle Larson's the Kyle Busch is where rim, right? A drive up through. Traffic naked still pass with the with having a better car. Best specially the lead. Yeah. A better. A better car was able to pass a slower car in in the lead draft. And that's something. We haven't seen. Seen in the past. So right now, if you were upset at Atlanta for that configuration, and I don't know what else you want. Well, as we said many times before some people are just going to gripe. No matter what the ACA ges, no matter. What NASCAR does? And they're you know, you saw it. I'm sure there were hot takes twenty laps in. Oh, this is awful. Oh, it's the best thing ever will. It's neither it somewhere in the middle right now. Yeah. I took a screen shot of something. Again. I love social media but back in nineteen ninety three the old Atlanta track. Okay. Which was before it was reconfigured. Correct. Which is which is heralded as a better track than the configuration was better, Dale junior. And Brad talked about a little bit on social media that it represented a homestead style track their figuration, right? Was almost a circle it's at and so in nineteen Ninety-three in the Bush race back then how many cars on the lead lap with like twenty to go. I don't know. But let me take a guess I'll say eight six six in nineteen Ninety-three. And that's really when we were coming of age was a heyday, right? When everything is perfect. That's my point. We're talking about the mid to early nineties when the racing was great and fantastic. You guys had Robert Pressley Mark Martin and ward Burton were in the Bush car back then six cars on the lead lap. Yeah. So we had a lot of racing yesterday. Lot of places to look whether you're racing for the lead at the end with tricks running down brackets Laskey and unable to do it. And then mad at latte traffic, but really battles between Harvick and Larson were fantastic and mid race. And they weren't on the same line Haro was able to run the bottom of one and two Larsen is against the wall. Like you normally is. And again, the car is just allowed are they different. Yeah. They're different. But once if you were time warped back five years or forward five you can't tell the difference. You like, you don't know why the cars racing better. It's not like this Big Sky. Poop on the hood is different the cars. Just raced different. You don't know why? Who cares right? Good racing. Is. You know, the thing that the one thing that jumped out to me the most I agree with your point about the pack staying together longer after restarts. But I don't remember a time when we've seen particularly at a mile and a half track where a good car is. You mentioned a better car if you will could drive up to the leader and drive by him without just a huge fight. We saw more green flag lead passes than I think we've seen in quite some time. And that to me that's the one that jumped out the most sure and the drivers talk about this is an easier package to drive, but it's all relative once they get going. They're driving as hard as they can do. Right. And Ryan Blaney made a comment on Twitter because somebody like us as crazy. These drivers aren't even trying. They're trying you try. They're trying trying their is they're wearing the steering boxes out in these Harz, the movements may not be as large. We may not see slipping and sliding around because the cars have more downforce. There's more pressure being pushed down on the roof of the car. But it's not from a lack of effort on these guys in the guys that are going faster are simply doing a better job than the guys aren't doing as fast in their cars. You're struggling in the back, and it really it's an interesting concept from the configuration Atlanta. Now, we go to Vegas with a completely different configuration. It'll be very curious to see how that ends up. All right. We'll talk about that package a little bit more as we move through the show. Christopher bell gets the first win and a Supra for Toyota on the expenditure side and he waxed the field. And as we mentioned Kyle Busch a huge win a milestone win for him in the truck series. All that is coming up right here on M R N out loud. At Bloomberg green on the Bobby is staying in. The blue. Thought it boom. So. Go that outback steak night. That would it's all up back. Let's coffee bar and mooresville North Carolina's redefining the drive through coffee game in a race city. USA the clutch experience quick efficient and personal unmatched customer service is the name of the game clutch coffee bar offers signature, Espresso drinks classic coffees. Custom flavored infused energy drink smoothies and more with over twenty five flavors. There's something for everyone. 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Our friends at PR and the performance racing network will have the Finnity and the Cup race out west as we make our western swing? Are you a guy who likes to go back and forth? I know you're piloting skills mean that you're often traveling back and forth. But would you rather stay out or come back and forth? The more I can fly the happier. I am right. I enjoy the the concept of being able to utilize my job to make going back and forth more efficient, right? If I was having a drive, there's no way I would want to do that. Yeah. There are some guys that love driving the truck drivers they like going out west and the drive to the mountains and take thirty six hours. That's for me. But I enjoy being able to leave on a Thursday afternoon like this week relieving it too. EM? We'll take forty five or close to fifty guys out the Vegas and be out there in a little over four and a half hours, and then and then Sunday night after the race being able to pile up those same guys and get them home, and you know, three and a half close to four hours four hundred coming home. Yeah. And I and I love that. Again. I liked being able to do that flying is afforded me some great opportunities to travel back and forth. So the more I can fly. I just feel more productive. Let me ask you this. Then we asked drivers all the time if they like night races or day races better. Do you like to fly at night or in the day more given the choice? I would rather fly through the night and come to the sunset then fly in the afternoon and go to the sun, set or sun. I'd rather have a sunrise. Yes, I'm flying than said and the sunset because it's why because it's in your face, more or what? No, I just I just like to start today. I I enjoy seeing the beginning of the day. My body clock perfect. Yeah. And it's pretty it's beautiful to be able to come home eastbound. And and we all talk the guys out front can always talk about the moon coming up and you start seeing it. And and I enjoy that. Portion of it. And then the sun comes up, and yeah, I just enjoy the beginning of the day more than the end Galil. We mentioned a big milestone win for Kyle Busch. Let's hear what he had to say. After getting that truck series victory. Let's talk a little bit more about that. But here's Kyle Busch victory lane after the truck win. Yeah. Certainly, you know, big deal for me big deal for our team, you know, Rudy. And these guys they prepare some awesome trucks as do Hillman, and and Marcus. So certainly it's a lot of fun to be able to come out here race with my own team. And and have Cessnas while as Toyota and TRT's support everybody that gets us to the track and to be able to go chase after records. That's that's not what we're here to do. We're just here to go out there and compete and win and do what we can. And obviously everything that's tallied up over the years is getting us to this point. So we just continue to strive to do our best. And and today, it was was really really good truck was awesome. It was flying out there. So felt really good. And and nice to be able to get it in the first start. And to hopefully, be able to go five for five this year. That's what your alternate goal is. But we'll see what all we can get done Kabua's after his fifty second win in the truck series the gander outdoors truck series now and he passes a hall of Famer in run Hornets to become the all time win leader in the truck series. I had his pit box on Friday night. And the one time he came down thinking he had a loose wheel fell back as far as third and drove right back up to the front, but as expected there was some outrage, you know, this is a good opportunity that that I'm going to take this little soapbox mine, and I'm gonna get up on it a little bit little soapbox. Little bubbles little known driver in two thousand and three working for a little operation over at Hendrick motorsports failed to make his first attempt in the Cup series. At homestead did not qualify, Kabul. The following year entered some more races made some didn't make some failed to qualify for three races. Right. So over the years, he's gotten pretty good. You think but one of the complaints that we have that get so tiring hear about is the fact that he's ruining the truck series and expanding series racist because he's he enters them. Ironically enough when another big time Cup driver. I e Kevin Harvick brackets lousy Kyle Larson or some other guy from Canopus North Carolina. What's his name, Dale junior junior? They enter races and everything's great. That's fantastic. We can't. In fact, we've already heralded the fact that they'll juniors entering Darlington. We've already talked about the throwback paint scheme. He wants to run a truck race to. At martinsville. And nobody's upset about that. Right. Well, the interesting thing that Kyle Busch provides is in the last ten years of owning a truck team he's entered over five hundred races as an owner multiple drugs, multiple trucks. But the thing that people have to realize they don't want to realize it. But we need to understand that the reason Kyle Busch does this is twofold, he has a business. He likes racing. He said that we're not here. But the one thing that you hear you mentioned Cessna he mentioned Toyota, those the people that are paying the bills. Do you know why Cessna wants Kyle Busch in a race? So that they provide money for other drivers a small list of people that have gone through the Kyle Busch now gonna talk brag because the deal is a big time sponsor like that will say, okay, Kyle. We'll check if you drive it ex times. How many of these drivers would not have had an opportunity to drive if it wasn't for Kyle Busch running races and providing opportunities in another truck or alongside the truck that Kyle Busch runs score. You scoring at home sit. Here we go. We're going to go. Johnny Benson junior. Brian ike. Casey Cain, Taylor Muslim. We've got her. Mom, Kuroda Kimmy Reichen and Josh Richards famous. Josh written knows we've got drew herring. Jason Leffler, David Mayhew. Brian Scott, Scott blumquist, Joey Coulter, Chad hack and Breck Eric Jones. Bubba wallace. We've got Christopher bell. Justin, boston. I maybe feeding myself William buyer. Greg Olding Daniel sore has met tiff. Harrison Burton I'm done naming and there's more here. Gilliland Hodie Coughlin. My point is without Kyle Busch running his business and providing money for these other lower named drivers at don't have the money associated with their names yet. That's what he does. He's providing an opportunity in the sport keeps restricting his ability. He's already said if he's not allowed to race. He goes out of business pulls the plug. He's pulling the plug so realistically, what are we doing here? We're we're reducing the opportunities for these younger kids that we clamor about the series. You know, giving them an opportunity. Do we really care if we give Johnny solder another opportunity to win a race? We're giving new kids the opportunity running through might not otherwise get it. And that's what we deal with the five races. You have now the same motor that. Kyle Busch runs. They're all running. They're all running the ill Moraleja. You have the same technology through Toyota. So they all he's got more than one truck that comes out of KBM. You've got the Chevrolet teams out of GM, essence or sport, the Ford teams, you have three different manufact-. Terms that are providing excellent equipment. He's just that good right now. So if you're willing to s- to not say that he's that good. You're missing out on an opportunity to watch one of the greatest drivers who Kevin Harvick mentioned Jimmy Johnson was one of the greatest drivers Kyle Busch will go down as one of the greatest drivers. He certainly will. He's five races away from tying a total wins record made by Richard petty with two hundred wins even at the top three national series levels who are five races away from him reaching the two hundred point stop and relish. The fact that you're watching somebody that sat good I don't care if you like him as a person, but if you're watching racing on TV enjoy what you're seeing. And that's simply to watch him come from the back of the pack when he thought he had the loose wheel to drive to the front. It's just patacula. Right. If you're honest, you don't have to like him, but you have to acknowledge and admire the tally. Exactly, right. And I don't see how you don't. He's giving these kids opportunities to make a name for themselves. Some of them have the Eric Jones of the world win. Through the Kyle Busch motorsports after he was beat snowball derby, Eric Jones be Kyle off at hey, I want you over here. Yeah. And Kyle's made Eric's made it and now he's in Cup. And now we see the Todd Gillian's and a Harris burden is there. The next group of small stars coming through KBM so kudos. Congratulations. The Kabua's on doing fifty two wins, but more so providing the opportunities for the young kids that went out Kyle Busch would not be in the series. All right. There you go. That's Joey soapbox. I have a roundup coming up in just a little bit. We need to talk a little expensive racing as well. And look ahead more at the package as we moved to Las Vegas. Blooming grain put a free on the Bobby Czyz staying. The blue. I thought it boom. So. That now. That's what it's all up. Back day campus. The not the click of any camera taking any picture. That's the sound of thousands of Toyota racing fans. One after another getting a shot of their car. Whether their car belongs to March X junior. Kyle Busch era Jones Denny Hamlin or Matt D Benedito. This is the moment. That captures the Camry before it goes on to write NASCAR history. And accomplish the completely amazing clinching. First place at Kentucky speedway sweeping Richmond or shaking off that rookie status with a massive win at Daytona. So if this reminds you of not one, but two championships your family now two thousand eighteen was a great season for the Toyota racing family better. Buckle up for twenty nineteen. Follow us a Toyota racing dot com. Toyota, let's go places NASCAR a registered. Mark for the national association for stockcar auto racing. As well. As down to the fact that you don't get to be a first time winner, very often. So there's a very good possibility. Kyle's gonna win one of the next three and I beat on victory lane. So I'm all smiles right now. There you go. Christopher bill. Christopher bell punches his playoff ticket joins Michael on the expenditure side has guys who will be running for a championship this year and Joey he whacked the field. There could not touch him very fast and that Toyota Supra of referencing the speedway or you know, super speedways at Atlanta style track. And that's a that's a glimpse of things to come. I think we're looking at a perennial favorite right now at Christopher Bill specifically because we got rid of Elliott Sadler. He retired. He was one of the perennial favorites. Anybody from junior motorsports? We already saw one victory out of that with Michael Annett. But I realized tickly believe that Christopher Bill is the guy with the experience. They have that new car and Toyota does a really good job. Bringing new equipment in that. We're going to see it. We're gonna see Christopher Bill many many times this year on victory lane. I think it's his championship his season to lose simply if they just make mistakes, and I don't expect that to happen. I certainly think he's the favourite as well. And he could probably be in a Cup car right now, but one more season and the Finnity side won't hurt him. He said himself. There are some things he'd like to be a little bit better at finishing racist. Perhaps he ran so well last year, but didn't win as many as he thought he could or should have in spite of winning a double handful of races. It seems like but the Finnity side moving right along on the Cup side. We already have brecca's Lasky with his playoff ticket punched based on at Lanta. And then coming out of the Daytona five hundred. We've got another championship contender all set there as well. So we're moving right along is this going to be one of those years where you think we get to more than the sixteen. Oh, I don't think it's ever possible. And not that there's not sixteen guys that can win. It's just that the guys that are winning are just really good and they're hard to beat. Yesterday. We saw Kyle Larson really really strong. Kyle Busch run really strong had a tire issue. Kevin Harvick they were five guys at legitimately without a doubt could have won the race true. So we had five guys we just named him. Right. There was a five that easily could have won that race Joey llegado named six. He had a lug nut issue who've all six of those guys you're going to be perennial favorites. Every race we go to. So I think getting sixteen drivers to win in twenty six races. It's going to be very very difficult. Let's talk a little bit more about the new package. We saw part of it at Atlanta. This is going to be my round up because I'm thinking right now, we're still only at race to and we haven't seen the full thing. Oh, here we go. There we go. So we go to Atlanta. And there was a lot of hue and cry at Daytona like there's new baggage is really get rude. Everything. I don't see anything different. Well, because there wasn't anything different tone of that was last year. They were using up inventory. Now, we go to it Lanta. It had the big spoiler. It had the big splitter. It did not have the air ducts on the front that will blow air out of the wheel wells in the front making a bigger bubble around the cars because at Atlanta, they use more breaks. They wanted that air to blow on the brakes to keep them from coming apart. We go to Vegas where we have tested, and we'll see that package, which I expect performed similarly to what we saw the Finnity cars do the past couple years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a bigger air. Bubble means the guys can get closer hopefully, make a run and make a pass. We'll see more about it. Then however that will still be lower horsepower at Las Vegas around the four hundred fifty horsepower range versus or rather five hundred fifty versus the seven fifty. We traditionally see then we'll go to Phoenix. The following week. We'll have everything there. But with more horsepower because it's considered a short-track seven hundred fifty back. Then we go to California auto club speedway a different package as well there. There's different combinations. And we haven't seen all of the we haven't seen all the different types of tracks yet. So the people who are running to judgment early which happens all the time and this board and others. I just hold off a little bit. And let's see how it plays out. I think again NASCAR still was the highest rated sporting event of the weekends. That's two weekends in a row there. Maybe it was curiosity after Daytona to see maybe not who knows. But I think it's too early to say this is the best thing ever, or it's the worst thing ever. And I still think what we're going to see as we're gonna see configurations work better than other configurations. I'm not saying package. Stop saying. Yeah. Yeah. I don't like I don't wanna talk about your package anymore. But I think that configurations at certain tracks will be better than configurations at other tracks. You're not gonna have. This is not a light switch where we're going to have three essentially three configurations and you're going to turn a switch on. And every single race is going to be great. It's just isn't going to happen because we still have these different tracks that sometimes like I've said in the past. Sometimes it's not the cars fault. It's not the driver's fault. It's the asphalt and certain tracks that are asphalt driven. Don't make good racing. Okay. That's just the fact of the matter. It doesn't matter for example, and repave exactly or it configuration of the track very long straightaways very sharp corners. I e Indian Pocono that racing is very difficult when you're trying to run a thirty four hundred pound race car around these and make it turn. It doesn't matter. What configuration use? It's simply sometimes the track just doesn't. It's still good racing. But it's the difference between good racing and great racing. Like, we're gonna see for instance, Atlanta. We're gonna see at California those to come to mind right away. I'm really excited about this configuration at a place like Bristol Phoenix martinsville where there. Big Motors and a crap ton of damn down for. Yeah. That's something. It's just going to be because we're we've never seen anything like that. You can expect at Bristol to have. Well under fifteen second laps fourteen. Seventy some guys we're talking fourteen sixty that'll be in Santa half mile track with a thirty four hundred pound race. So absolutely. We can't rush to judgment. But at the same time we can't use one race to say, it's bad or good as well. Right. There was a comment from Roger Penske in the media center after the Atlanta race, and he said, I'll give it a solid B one. Meaning that he said, I don't think anybody gets a on their first exam. But he said it's a step in the right direction. It's moving toward what we as owners and teams wanted to see as you mentioned earlier guys could make moves it wasn't quite as at least from the eye test. Such a thing where whoever got out front got clean air on the nose was gone. And you couldn't touch them that didn't happen at one of the unheralded things we haven't even discussed, and you don't even hear about it as we're also using these Motors. These engines. On the restrictor plate side. We're using them more last year. I think we had thirteen races that we had to use to a motor for two racists of thirteen races or thirteen engines twice a now we've actually moved forward. I don't know the exact number, but we're using a motor more for more races. Now. And that's again, cutting the cost down the teams trying to allow other manufacturers when you're looking at coming in. Let's be honest Hondas of the world of all the foreign manufacturers have an interest because they sell cars in the United States, quite a few hours in the United States. And they're looking to get into the sport. And how can we prepare them when they're looking ahead and we're going to run one motive for one race. That's not a really good investment. But if those guys can come in and produce a five hundred six hundred horsepower motor and run them for multiple races. It's very appetizing. The other interesting thing I talked with with Doug Yates who row Shiites engines builds the Ford power plant for the series, and he said something very interesting. This was right before the season started. He said, you know, the difference is yes, we're going to have tapered spaces to cut down. On the horse power at some of the tracks. It's a little bit different than the plate. But he said the interesting thing is it means more on throttle time. The guys will have the engines the pedal matted to the floor much more often whereas in years past you, would you would go hard and lift go hard and lift now with much more on throttle time. It's going to be more stressful on the Motors over a period of time. So they had to reevaluate the durability and make sure that they're going to have everything last as they should Kazlauskas mentioned it in victory lane even spoke directly to gates and said, hey held together in victory lane. So I guess everything worked out. Okay. But that's something to keep an eye on as we go forward through the season. Yeah. Those guys have their hands full trying to keep a motor at nine thousand RPM's. And like you're saying at that range we had tracks assay Michigan where you're at the RPM range, and it was very stressful and engine for a very long time. And now we have more tractions like that. Yeah. We'll see a lot more of that. All right. Let's look ahead more specifically at Las Vegas when we come back. Good blooming grain would a friend bomb. The Bobby Czyz staying. Ninety two blue. Thought it boom. So. Goal that outback steak two-night. That wooded zone up. Whatever you drive wherever you go, Hercules tires. We'll get you there. Whether you're running on or running a job. Art, dependable high-quality tires of the perfect fit for your needs from match Baillieu selection and warranty with industry leading road hazard protection. There's only one choice Hercules tires to learn more. Visit Hercules tire dot com or call eight hundred six seven seven ninety five thirty five Hercules tires right on our strength. I assume raceway got some major upgrades. Nascar fakes come and see what all the buzz. You have a race track creative. It's unbelievable which will start bumping. The catches birdie. But thirty expand cheering is above. Horse is gonna win the desert. Mark your calendar for the ticket guardian. Five hundred March eight to ten get the best remaining tickets now at ISM, raceway dot com. Las Vegas Motor Speedway next on our agenda. Another triple header to open the season. Am R N will have the truck race the strat two hundred eight thirty eastern time Friday night right here on the motor racing network. And before we get to deeply into the racing. I know you like to you folks might not know this, but Joey is not only a pilot not only a spotter, but he is a bowler. And we stay here at Marin and Joey does too at at the the south point point Brendan gone on abroad into popularity in the NASCAR side, the the the hotel casino. There has many restaurants, a movie theater and a bowling alley actually has two different bowling alleys in this year as providing the opportunity for the pros and the amateurs alike, Mike myself to bowl in the US nationals last year's SBC, that's the United States bowling congress. Okay. And then every year, it's the largest organization of all the bowlers. If anybody bowls in a normal league at their local house in their city. It's a USB certified. So that when you go there. And you bowl, you know, that the lanes met a certain minimum, and they count your scores as being like developing a golf handicap. It's exactly right. Yeah. So last year's was in Syracuse and every year, they have a new location south point tends to have one about every three years in two thousand nineteen will provide the opportunity to go bull USB BC nationals. And I met was very fortunate to meet, Shannon, O'Keefe and Brian O'Keefe. She's a professional bowler and the they both instruct over mckendry in Illinois at the university for the women's team in the men's team. All okay. I didn't know they had collegiate bowling games very very big bowler. And so I met them. And then a offered up an opportunity to go bowl the US nationals this year. So the Monday after sonoma's I'm doing a little bit of travelling to get from sonoma's to Vegas that I'll be able to bowl Monday and Tuesday with them row looking forward to it. So you're going to get in some some practice round here at the south point this weekend. I think I'm going to try to bring some stuff with me, you know, not a lot but bring a couple of different balls and see how it works out. One of the gentlemen that I associate with from storm bowling, Jim Callaghan is. Based in Las Vegas right there. So we ended up coming out, and we'll do some videos and talk about it and try to show a clip of that out here. I don't know if anybody wants to see, oh, we all we need to see that. He he helped me actually the last time. I was there. We did did some drills. And then what is what does a bowling drill to where you're really breaking down? You know? A five step approach to the foul line is a lot going on and very rarely do people just sit at the foul line practicing a final release things like that. But being able to get your timing your backswing your hand positions at so you can repeat it every time. It's it is very hard to self diagnose it without somebody else watching you are doing videos, so we're going to do that. And then actually came back home and road one of my I have not rolled an eight hundred series yet. That's really my next goal. I've obviously been fortunate after Olson three hundreds, but I I did come back game. Yeah. Perfect game. And then was able to come back and actually roll a seven eight which was real nice score that your best. That's my second highest. I've I've rolled in seven ninety two before it's but at seven eighty eight was after Jim Callaghan worked on me. And every time I go out. I just tried to get a little better. All right one last thing on this bowling thing before we came back to the racing in Las Vegas all the bowling lanes. Look the same are they they they look the same. But no the true like all the mile and a half stars. Yeah. They're not saying they have asphalt on them. And that's about the only thing they coordinate, but a bowling alley has the oil machine. Very. Technical advanced machine lays certain strips of oil down in different patterns, and if you're able to watch bowling on FOX, which they're doing a tremendous job this year. Do pro bowling on TV will actually show you the oil pattern because they color it. There is an oil pattern oil pattern. Just, sir. Does that affect how the ball moves house and percents at changes? What ball you roll? How you attack the lining? Like, you have golf balls. I mean golf clubs like, yeah. Why? So it affects how the ball rolls where you actually play the lane the type of ball, you're using. How you throw it to speed how much you get out of the ball. Whether you stay behind it. There's a lot of gut goes into bowling. But when you watch it on TV now because FOX has taken everything they've done for football and racing. They've actually applied it to the bowling sides. You have so many statistical trackers when that guy rolls the ball. You're looking at speed and revolution where it's throwing. And how accurate they are? They do a good job. If you haven't watched it, yet technology isn't ruling our lives, isn't it? All right. Let's talk about Las Vegas. You were there for the test. There were I think fourteen or so. Sixteen in cars. Plus we had like four it was interesting because it was one of the fiercest we ever went to we actually had expanded cars on the track at Cup cars, really almost like an im- Serie. Right. Well, what did you notice what jumped out at you? Because this will be when we actually see the air the air ducts blowing the air out of the wheel will so one of the things that those break ducks blowers, do is really changes the way you side draft because when we side draft a car, which means you're pulling up to a car with your left front. Fender on his right rear quarter panel and you have air coming off your nose. It tends to slow that card down. You see a lot of side drafting yesterday, we have changes the way the air flows around on your actually can drag the car back to slow him down. Well, those side ducks change that because the air is coming out and actually slows you down at a wider a wider angle. So the side drafting a little more difficult. One thing we at the test was a little cooler, the bottom line was more predominant. And anytime the bottom line is predominant. Unlike Atlanta that we saw where the track it's wide. Or you could go faster around the highlight some come hoping it's a little bit warmer in Vegas and the track widens up a little bit. I was stoked after Thursday's practice for the test session. I came home, and I was ranting and raven. Everything was fantastic these tracks. The the configuration was a fantastic to watch. It was a fun job to spot lot of lot of spotting going on. And I was what made it so different for you. Because the cars were all rail to stay around each other, and they were able to pass and get around each other. And they just stayed on top of each other Moore's like with fourteen to sixteen not four now with that being said the teams went back on Friday morning, and it changed the whole thing because they were trimming things out now the bottom lay became more dominant. And I got kind of discouraged, but I believe with forty cars on the track thirty five plus cars on the track. And the temperature is being a little bit warmer. The track will widen out, and that's what's going to be key. You can have a faster car. But if he simply doesn't have a lane to get by you, then there's no passing. Okay. And so we need the track to widen out. And that's what I was talking about. We can't even judge. The second configuration if Vegas doesn't show a promise. It's not the configurations fault. Sometimes it tracks need to widen out relatively new asphalt. Exactly and mother nature plays a part of it. Because if it's colder than the track doesn't take as much rubber. That means the bottom lanes always going to be faster with the bottom lanes faster as a driver. I'm not going to move to the middle lane. Even if I wanted to it's not faster doesn't make any sense. So that's what we need to see we need to see the corners widen out. And we started seeing that and the second day a little more specifically down in turns three and four. And we hope we can see that again. Now, let me ask you this along those lines. I heard Kevin Harvick suggest for for a long time. Atlanta. The preferred lane on a restart was the bottom, and it was still relatively such this past weekend. But the higher lame was able to hang in there a little bit more Harvard suggested maybe we look at putting whatever you wanna call the sticky substance that we've used from time to time at different tracks in a different lane. Is that something that you think would be beneficial at some of these tracks? We see it already. Bris package, Tim. Yeah. We configuring configuration. Yeah. We we see the spray being used VH one V H, T, whatever they'll work. I think they put they try to allow and they've tried it. Maybe martinsville. You know at some point in time. We simply just can't create an environment that it's going to be. We automatically know it's going to be conducive. If you add traction sealer to one groove automatically made that group better at least for a little while. Yeah. That's and that's where you're you know, I thought the restarts yesterday. Even though the bottom line was more predominant. That's it should be it wasn't as domino. But but the leader should have an advantage. Right. When is the lease the leader? He should have the advantage on restarts. And why he gets to pick wisdom, Nick. Exactly. Right. So he has the advantage of the bottom line had the advantage. And that's just the end of it. Yeah. All right. Well, we're going to see what happens at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. If you're checking this out on a Monday or Tuesday. Don't forget NASCAR live coming your way, seven o'clock eastern time every Tuesday night with Mike Bagley. We will have the truck Ray. Ace of the tripleheader at Las Vegas. That is the strat. Two hundred comes your way at eight thirty eastern time Friday night right here on the motor racing network. Our friend at the performance racing network will have the race on Saturday and the Cup race on Sunday. The following week. We'll be at Phoenix ISM raceway now with the new configuration there, and that'll be a whole nother can of worms that we'll talk about next week. Don't forget blooming Monday. I'm what he he's Joey. We'll see right back here for out loud next week.

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Barstool Rundown - February 20, 2020

Barstool Rundown

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Barstool Rundown - February 20, 2020

"Let's begin okay. This is the rundown February twentieth. Two thousand twenty a very aesthetically pleasing date to twenty two thousand twenty and we have big Cat Ronin me so wild. Trio trio break Dave's chairs. It's my first time hosting ever. I don't know how I got roped into this but I'm excited to begin with this Ed. It's going to be awesome. Rundowns brought to you by NAS car. Nascar seasons finally underway and headed out West after a chaotic dramatic. Finish at Daytona. That were stunned. The Nascar Cup series to Las Vegas Motor speedway. This weekend this mile and a half track will test these drivers as they battle out in the desert heat. You've seen have you seen Davis gone all in for NASCAR this year with the rubbing is racing podcasts. With Glenn Boyer so now is your chance to tune in and see what the sport is all about Fisher tune into Nascar Cup series this Sunday in Vegas three thirty. Pm Eastern time on Fox or windows live by getting tickets to it. I think race by GOING TO NASCAR DOT COM SLASH. Tickets also racing. Yes I episode live. Fantastic podcasts close. You do have a bet that you can bet like. The winning car has mph of and then bet the over that I've never seen it but I don't really think that sounds fun to be honest with you. What are you talking about Rudy for speed? You mean that's like rooting for winning. Which is the number. You can't like root for it to mony what he means a split second route though like. You're only going to be really rooting for like twenty seconds. You know what I'm saying. Where's the best ball game? Sixty best ball game to every raining. You're not building towards the fun of it when you're watching total like fern over on a football game basketball game the whole time for the two three hours you're watching you're always building toward. So what's the over bet on that score? I'm trying to get Ghani balls to get in on NASCAR. What's a good over because the same thing with fifty states there's only fifty states? You can't go pests states. What is the what you're saying? It's the same thing with fifty states like I know what you're talking. 'cause it's just the fact that there's there's a Catholic I'm saying for example if you will over on stage yeah go when me and many were arguing about the state saying who's better at states. No one really know what does that. Hold on slow down. You can't get better at the state's me who knows more of the states should actually the states. The states in the capitals. Of course. Who knows you sweetie were sitting over there arguing? Who's better at the state's hours and it's still stuck in his car you can. I pretend I don't know what's going on around here. I didn't know this was the thing. Yeah and I think I'm better at it but to my point there's only is that true. Yeah what about a speed test then Montana Helena you paused? I don't know if you're searching lane. Now how the fuck you say. It looks like more confident pause than that was a gentleman hosting but nonetheless as a capital fifty states. And let's say the coke. Six hundred is a cap on six hundred laps. So there's really no way to do it. I think I think I'm Kinda stumped. I figure it out how betting the over on states no because there's a cap on. What would you take if I said over under for states? Forty nine and a half over there but the right thing she just wants the cokes in the COQ. Six hundred is a cap of six hundred laps. And there's a cap of fifty state and you're saying the amount of capitals that you can name. I feel like you. Kinda like the total number of Ford cars that finish in the top twenty. Ooh terrible thing so that but either way that means only tuning in towards the end I need to keep taxes in the whole time Austin. Come on a whole San Antonio. It's not saying it's yeah. I know I know everyone. What's on your mind today? Capitals did make me a nice state capital. Tattoo this constant Madison. He wants to get a tattoo on his back. That's a cross and it says state down and capitals across the record. I don't WanNa do that me. The Tattoo suggestion local geog like a real tattoo that you find on the Jersey shore but it just says state capital Lav Amelia. Then you wouldn't have claimed to be the exact Yeah so we got topics into. Let's get into bed. Boys last night was big deal debate democratic debate. The people were buzzing on the cousins. This morning cousin Mike Cousin Mary they were buzzing the two big things was Elizabeth. Warren started out saying that Michael Bloomberg in his past has called Some women fat broads so she wants to talk about that. And then obviously in horseface horseface to billionaire who calls women fat broads and horseface lesbians and also he says some workers would do her one former female employees allege that you said quote I would do you in a second yes apparently and then I looked up. I grew last night Michael Bloomberg Fat broads. See what the quotes were and. I think the Times article everything you said. Some wild stuff really apparently worse than fat broads. Apparently one time a lady came into office working for him and said she's pregnant he would just kill it. He's set to create y. Yeah Michael Bloomberg's Madman but man kill the birth to a really good job with that was one of the big things and then later in the afternoon in the evening. Bloomberg got called out Bernie. Sanders should being America's favorite socialist but having three houses country we have the best gun. Socialists in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What I miss. That was a killer line by yes that was a little bit of redeeming from him because both for very funny and it was Bernie obviously lives in DC Fremont then. He has a summer house like most Vermont as do most Socialists. Yeah I guess most socialisms biggest summer house deputy Venezuela dude. I love your over here talking about politics pro. The I feel like has awakened that part of your brain today. You're trying to balance. Yeah you really aren't I don't enjoy the pop like they made me do a State of the Union note taking experience and even was kind of hard but the debates are worse. Because you talk about actual issues but last night. They're going they're roasting Bloomberg got his. Got fucking face you in by the moderators Bloomberg. Yeah I wanted to watch too much. Dow just keep it up on twitter but every ten minutes on twitter which is Bloomberg Bloomberg's debt. Who did you call the charge blue Buddha judge crispy out does he he? He's like a robot made into politics. He looks he looks like a little baby. He looks like it's not even that it's like the way he speaks his cadence like I think he actually just been studying. What is a politician? Look like and then. It's been doing that like like on a Friday night in college people like. Ap YOU WANNA come out for a couple of beers. And he's like no gotTa keep studying like Reagan tape. Yeah he might be a robot you might be a real robot and we wouldn't know if they just slipped it by that he was just a role from south bend. Indiana Mayor of South Clova charting that. She thinks she's got an open mic night. Just like every time they went to Hershey had a joke. I must say take personal offense. Post it notes were invented in my stake three some points like hey nothing jokes keep it keep it to politics. Yeah you know. That's very much toward the trump Clinton debate so those were good probably tune into those. Those comebacker Franklin comes back around trump trump. That's what everyone's saying. These days trump burning Mike Scott a lot of money meeting. Mike's got a lot of cash but I don't know if that's in keeping mountain last night apparently though this also he's got so much cash legals tapes that as what about the NDA everyone who watched that sign an NDA true. We'd all be never toes about more for the people to let him free the days and just let all the people I know that when he was just like I kind of pay them ready. I can't do that also. Yes Oh yeah yeah. It's usual Joe. Biden fucking opened his eyes to. I'd really like this whole talk from him last night when that would make sense for the Eyes Open Face Joan rivers. He'd ever really opened our eyes. I was watching it for the comedy. And that's all I picked up. I was thinking that Elizabeth Warren might have some both talks. Were thrown around baseless. Both talks allegations her face her if she needs to share her skin care routine shit. Milky Elizabeth Warren to do comedy central roasts. She was fucking fierce rather see her against trump than a person how fierce she was so I think both of them would make for an entertaining debate. Yeah I'm not sure if detainment I think both be pretty damn good Here's good like no matter. What right like are you gonna be burgers weather trump's in the office? It doesn't right right but number two. Byu student arrested for using secret tunnels to steal food from the dining hall and actually got arrested like got charge a felony for stealing food from the dining hall. You write this on wedding invited. That was sitting on my desk. We'll invite who it's from Justin Matt from East Brunswick. Oh can I get their answering? Only actually when August first problem is. I'm GonNa Nickelback Day so I can't go. This is how nickelback so I have nickelback. Is this this nickel you've never I will? You're twenty four now. Twenty three twenty three. So it's not crazy you've never been a wedding but like what about like cousins or like answer like I've been to one wedding and I was like eleven years old so I don't think that counts announce I've made that class they want the UC's days. When I was like eleven and I don't really count that going. I always say into Chicago but I went to. Chicago and I was like fifteen. Sorry I didn't drink. I feel like I haven't you still went there. I didn't experience Chicago. Doesn't count unless you drink in a place where last seven two thousand and I WANNA. I Wanna get like an alcohol. I start counting for you at twenty. I started drinking which was yeah the Coliseum October twenty seventh two thousand twelve. Wow can I all right so what I was gonna say I I would imagine eleven year old. Glenn go new wedding. Your parents probably dressed you up in cute fucking probably would burn. It was black and it was untucked real quick. It was my senior call and we got to walk and dance. It was a fun time but maybe the hot maybe the bride gives you a little dance. Make you feel good all all of the ring bearer. No I wish I I. It doesn't have kids actually my two cousins that we were like the center of entertainment so we were ended up. We were having a good time but yeah it doesn't count. Eleven years old is not count as going yes. So he's got to get one of these weddings but Yeah just Matt August I I have. Nickelback held probably check Jones beach schedule because the nickelback is there. Maybe other wedding back concert ever no. No I haven't nickelback haven't been waiting to be nice so let's be nice. No don't send a gift just promised that you will go to Jesse Matt second wedding whenever they get divorced boundary thing. I'll be there horses so you'll go to the when they get divorced. You'll go to their weddings. Yeah okay so that's one get divorced is hoping to get your goal is to in the Bush and Yeah habits nickel back like three years ago. It was like a month before I turned twenty one. I got a ticket. How To do community service? It was a whole thing. So we're not going to talk about that but this We just talked about it again. I I remember my whole day community service if I was open about it but it was very. Would you do pick up trash custodian for day to pick up trash? Yeah it was. It was very very aggravating. Was a month before it turns into one. Five hundred dollars at a higher lawyers. Go to court twice. Well I mean you broke the law you know. What honestly though is the problem that annoy me about it is we were tailgating very very fine but just regular tailgating not bothering anyone. There's probably ten of my friends and so my friends gave their fake. Id's the cops. And I did not. I gave my real. Id and I'm the one that got fucked in. The people didn't get so. What does that teach you lesson wise because sometimes fake? Id even if you're over. Twenty one yeah all right well. This guy is no. Yeah it's Boring Topic Greg Robertson Yeah. Nfl hundred fifty seven pounds of weed at the border. According to John Roosevelt's estimated to be worth three hundred seven hundred fifty thousand dollars. What the fuck is there a rebel run? I got a question for you. Okay not trying to put you on the spot but you do enjoy marijuana from time to time. Yes how long would it take you to smoke? One hundred fifty seven pounds hundred fifty seven pounds. It'd be I'd like a pound every two weeks so sixteen it would take years. It would take years and years and years to smoke. There's no way that that could be personally. He's a big guy but that's a lot of law and it was a rental car to. He's like an eight year. Nfl veteran. At least I think you've he's not good still has enough money to not be pedaling. Hundred fifty seven pounds a week. The thrill is the thrill. There's no way he was doing it just for the cash. That's why do you think Robert Durst? Peon like candy get arrested. Why don't you think my Bloomberg wants to fuck and run for President and get his. Dick kicked in front of the nation. Actually one of his quotes was yesterday that I read. I am a billionaire of single straight billionaire living in New York. It's the guys wet dream. That's one of the things he said as well. Yeah that's terrible. I don't think I've ever would've come my pants home. Which is which is very odd. You are a billionaire living in Newark President. Just hang out. He's already got it all. He's got a great view. Whatever to talk to view he's probably got park and everything number V didn't though if you lived on base yeah fucking just another wall. Next job gets Cobble Hill. That's a nice awesome. Random neighborhood in Brooklyn. Yeah I know it's in Brooklyn. She just ran neighborhood. Kabul's cobblestone Cobble Hill finarsih. Keep coachmen bed. Stuy Canarsie can. Rc South Park Slope Brooklyn. Okay saying they're bad I'm going go on. There is no bad neighborhood. There's just data Dumbo neighborhood Time Q. Garden that's Queens Williamsburg Coney Island Williamsburg Williamsburg a lot of good people on Manhattan or always on Long Island. Is it in Long Island or on? Its Long Island as I'm rings out for me. Sa- Queens are theoretically both on Long Island so Ronin. I live on Long Long Long. Like you could drive a house without going on any body bore live on the same pass one. We live on the same unbelievable calendar into my island. Yeah welcome welcome island but you know I mean we're closer. We live in the more power to the center. If Long Island was a ship we would be in the captaincy right like the UFO and the and the motherships the mother seed of the UFO is usually in the middle. And I'm where do you think long island's like heading out one sears? Coming in to land is closer to Billy Joel and therefore we run the show. We're probably pushing house. Yeah and we're we're close to the Mecca. Where Billy Joel? That's his. That's his really run about where Billy Joel's house. The guard how he built this House that is his house. You know that too. That's billy Joel's right. That's billy Joel's house. Would you say Billy Joel's houses? Billy Joel's house or the Mecca Nassau Coliseum piece wanted less ten years. This is the Rangers Islanders Thing Mike Von. Where DO NFL playoff possibility? So we haven't gone to that. But we Ron Robinson Got Greg Robinson. Maybe he's just like an art thief. Who Does it for the thrill of bringing the you know just like the Greatest Ocean's eleven twelve thirteen or eight? Well there's also a respect them. There's like respect. Yeah and just being a drug out who is the why her spirit scarface Sam. Her was doing it. Thousand Dollars Worth of wheat. That flipped who used to flip in on the bengals like flipped into the end zone or the guy who fell off the truck and died. Chris Henry Chris Henry. No there's one but we've not. Senator is dead. I was thinking it might have been hurt. He played for cowboys he no. He played for the bears. I think I know the cowboys the bears. Maybe he played for the people so we do lots of all kinds of got caught on tape saying he wanted a thousand pounds a week in twenty pounds coke every week. Jerome Simpson Jerome. Simpson is who. I'm thinking of flipped into the ended. Yes so we flipped into the end zone. Damn Jay Sam New One of those real. It'd maybe that's why not just flipping. Probably get a little dizzy kind of gets high. He's a flipper new. Nfl Playoffs possibility in the new CBA. Seventeen conference top team. Get A by only one team getting a bye extra game for wild card weekend. What do we think fails love it? There's something I like about it and there's something I don't like about. It seems like the thing I don't like is that the record books are now f.`ed up. The most amount of yards in this season now will be skewed the most amount of touchdowns in a season. Now we'll be skewed fourteen games. Yeah and I thought we hit a sweet spot with sixteen. I thought this is how it's going to be forever. And I guess. That's just an archaic way of thinking but like if someone had X. amount of touchdowns in a season you know two thousand yards rushing won't mean says it mean much anymore but the good thing about it is wild car weekend getting two extra games and that those two days of football were at six back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back games. It's going to be incredible. More football is better than no football that they should have to buzz to buy my that. Nfl schedule is who buys two buys for the entire season right and so now to seventeen weeks to seventeen games nine thousand nine weeks to buys that way you start the NFL plows in the middle of January you finish it with super bowl weekend being president's Day weekend the Monday off now. Here's where it comes. Here's where it gets. Crazy is the second by. That is just. Don't know where we're going to do it. It's got to be a perfect spot. Maybe November we pick a Sunday and the whole league is off and it's the reset button for everyone. Oh everyone resets. Everyone says a reset look like we're take Kazan. Not only will you get to reset on life like Hey I remember when my kid looks like it's the recent but you also will get to reset mentally and be like. Oh my God. I Miss Football so much. I can't wait for it to come back. And is it like sixteen or ten. Maybe there's like a final stretch. Maybe you know what it is. Maybe here it is ready for this. Know How about Christmas because we have bowl games so you already have football during then take the reset during Christmas Week Let. Nba Have Christmas so the Sunday of Christmas week no NFL football and then you finish the season with like four more games. That makes sense. I just wondering what we're going to do during that week. So if it's college football there's already a lot of college football as already NBA. So you're not losing any like you still got football everywhere I think. I hope there's someone listening Glenn I'm sure there. Are This way you listening. I was nineteen nineteen weeks. Two byes bye week. Christmas week reset. Everyone sees families kiss their kids. Go so happy because he's always over weight by around Christmas. Oh I gotTa Watch watch the Ravens. The bengals on a Saturday night. And do you really have to watch? We'll yeah the super bowl. Sunday thing is big presents correct and also the biggest component. Guess what. Here's where the here's I haven't gotten to the best part the big reveal you get out of the Super Bowl Sunday. It's President's Day. Guess what happens in three weeks march madness. We just close the gap. They're not actually like pushing the season. Tak taking away a preseason game shut up dude that's F. That man to focus on where spitball just had a great idea and you just shit on it. You just peed on Beautiful Fire Ethan. Come do that. You didn't like my idea. No I liked it. It's just unrealistic. Well because with that attitude it is. Somebody's not voting for Bernie Sanders. Why won't you? That was the vibes all time. Unrealistic ideas you don't like to think about like Oh this schedule will be sick. Do you know it was unrealistic? Idea Barstool sports dude and then it wound up happening. Yeah what about that? Unrealistic idea. Football fashion our heads together. The chances people were going down. What about that and now here we are talking about seventeen games? You apologizing len politics apologize and we'll get to the laptop apologized. GonNa give him three states in a row. Yes capitals. Now you give me the state capital or you get the capital. I'll give you whatever you want to do. But I apologize and I mix it up. Yeah what apologize line. I'm sorry sincerely for what I said. Okay now Hartford Connecticut Washington. Oh awesome okay. I thought he meant the capital nation. The United States though Iowa des Moines might Saudi states You pronounce though. Is it. Not so I call good topeka whatever the last who goes around the last no. It's not like a pudding. Tapioca number five the commander of the US. I'm having a good time. I remember a great time except that Beautiful Fire Commander of U. S. S. Nimitz says they have an obligation to look out for. Ufo's does have an obligation. They do have an obligation. Do you remember like a year ago. When that crazy stuff came out with the pilot that claimed he saw the Ufo the tic TAC shaped ufo. After this day. Now I guess just came out now. They now have an obligation to look out for UFO. Look out so. Ufo's real extraterrestrial life. Real I mean. I thought we're breaking news here. This is just this is broken this is I mean. We don't we Florida Tallahassee. Until I see an alien I'm Kinda not gonNA believe I don't really know I want to believe it last night. I watched the world's actually that was pretty creepy concord. Main Augusta North Dakota North. Dakota is Bismarck South Dakota Pierre South Carolina Columbia. He's good you're showing off then. You're the one who keeps asking me Bro. Oregon Oregon is dum dum dum dum dum. Dum Dum pal situation situations. If we're playing jeopardy you would have gotten wrong with me wrong points. Dum Dum dum. Dum Dum Dum Salem. It's in first jeopardy. You wouldn't have gotten away with Satan double jeopardy you will probably would have points docked. I don't know I don't watch too much jeopardy this on Netflix. Now though California Sacramento Rico. You know it's an interesting thing I learned. I believe in San Joaquin. I don't really know state. You've gotTA GO Global Dude. I can't go. Global Do not mastered the State. I know like a few countries. I don't know maybe what do you mean if I say? The country named the year's going to be honest. Yeah Madagascar Leon. Oh you is that the capital. Can we get a capital answering like? Did you know it or not no? I don't know shoveled. Leon know that exists for as long as well what was Zada real country country. Okay got score has a movie after it so that Notley. It's something wrong. I think Lonzo Capitals Antenna revox into not Thailand. Leon Hancock there is every go. Get that fake. Gotten dealing no Sweden Sweden Stockholm go flex Canada's Ottawa. But Yeah I don't know I don't know enough. There's too many random countries study. I've always been an American jockey guy. I don't need to go out and I don't know what that means. But you only like your own native ISM by gluttony balls. I remember growing up out of the state. Capital game is it. This is so much fun. Run down around that. Who's better than us? Who who will say it's like states much off that. How many have you been to probably on nine? I'm smelling a video series. I would love to go states actually states in Guinea. I'll drive to fifty states and a smart car any day of the week. I love states I liked. Maybe one of those I was. I was calm. I completely doubted you with the capitals. I thought it was a joke when I went in there and he was just like bow. Bow Bow well. He also fucking mouth. We knew what he was talking to me and me and Smitty had like. I had a better year in our corner. I know if you're in a corner who are no. I did not hear about. Who's better states? Well the thing was I started throwing out states. I don't know the capitals either. He said a city and I was like okay. I guess it's correct. Yanni almost got I thought it was Liana. No Jefferson city good. That sounds good. I like the states. I don't know I haven't been to too many states. I've been to go to random states. That's my favorite thing aren't so a burger each state. I would love that. I like going to different places. Yeah I like it a lot I really WANNA go to. He's GonNa be great is if we got maybe an ad deal with Google and had Glenn just drive the fucking. Google maps car around America told Dave when I was in Iran down last week. We were saying that. I like to just go maps law. And we'll just look so you don't even have to start you don't have to drive that car it's automated. Gw fucking chill every street in the world dots. How AWESOME EVERY STREET THERE? Are you also interested in trains now? Okay I'm I'm roach personnel. Like road trips everything road trips. I've kind of found that road ships. I do like them. And now they've done a few. I've driven North Carolina a few times a few times. They Kinda Montreal out. Montreal subway systems. No I like seeing. I enjoy seeing a nice nice train. Ride nightrider I've ever been to one that used to go to Albany. He'd go up the Hudson lines con- you also ingredients in south of France hundred Hudson. That's nice but yeah I like cars. I like driving road trips but then again when you're on the big highway you don't get to see too much of the Fun Touristy ship taking the back streets. I would like to take the battery off at my day. You never know. Last time I was in North Carolina I wanted to get some nice North Carolina Barbecue. Some mustard based sauce. If you know what I'm saying little pulled pork that's special. Exactly what you're saying. And you hop highway in the middle of nowhere and it's hard to find a place off the it's all the franchise will you know they have for that. Google maps. I've done that trust. But they're not all. I didn't know if you knew that trust me. I know okay states for if you WANNA eat Google GonNA use that. I'm going to try that. That sounds like it could be from Google maps. A lot of free play. Damn that's probably hopefully google. They'RE GONNA THEY'RE GONNA be dock. Well this was fun. Rundown on Twenty Twenty Twenty Big Day big rundown zero two next. 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MRN Motorsports Monday - Sept 17

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MRN Motorsports Monday - Sept 17

"Drivers start. Tuning up your workweek. It's m. are in motor sports Monday presented by outback steakhouse and brought to you by Hercules tires and grunt style. A payroll. Now, here are two guys that just can't part with their combs. It's what he came and Joey Meyer. MR in motorsports, Monday with you after the racing that was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, what he came alongside Joey Meyer and the expenditure winner. Ross Chastain joins us in studio. He's got enough hair to make up for the rest of us since we're kind of folically challenged here, but congratulations, man. That was a heck of a run, and you have been really driving that forty two car well over Ganassi. You gotta be on cloud nine. Yeah, definitely. I mean, the dream weekend across the board truck series takes Finnity to to the Cup series. So. It's a weekend that I'll really never forget. You know, one of the things we had at the issue in Vegas was I think the the weather was like the gates of the devils house. Right? Did you have any issues and all gates of the devils house really? Is that where you're going you did you think of that on the flight bag? Actually just let us know. Yes, it was really hot. Okay. How much preparation did you go going into Vegas for the heat in all three series? Yeah, it's it's a part of my life now to the race and NASCAR, and then to run our race, anything. So the race as many race cars as I can. So did all three this weekend was you got to hang onto trucks you do. You'll be tough. So I wait in before and after the truck race, and that was lost just two pounds in that. And then and they took the scale out of the care center so I can weigh in anymore. I don't know what I I know I lost a lot more weight though, so it's a constant battle for me. It's a lot of people say it's a good problem to have, but it's. I have to really, I really do struggle to keep weight on, especially every summer now running now running the Cup races. I mean, it's it was a long race yesterday actually lost my helmet hose FM for stage. No, you didn't. So I wasn't not gonna take any time to fix it though. We, it was fine Raimo visor up. So I, I did get some more fumes feel that a little bit, but that's the only thing and just bounce back this week, the ready for Richmond and all in all you, sir. Three in a row. Now, what is up with a new car? I remember midseason in you frustrated and thinking, we just, we just can't quite get the victory lane. We're pretty good. We're not great. And now all of a sudden you real off three in a row. I is it you all attributable to man. I'd like to take credit for any of it. But the really the fact of the matter is has been documented very well that all three races, we weren't the fastest car, but without a shadow of any doubt, the execution by Paul, the pit crew and Brad, whenever they were put into. Position to execute. Well, they did the pit crew at Darlington, the pitch strategy at Indy. And then yesterday was, you know, Brad mentioned that it was a complete team effort. Our pitstops were amazing. Paul gave Brad, a very good car. Brad was able to take advantage of it on restarts, but they gained and we stayed up front memorial tricks had the fastest car. But here we are at the end of the day at Vegas, we've had two previous wins. Now in the south point, was a new sponsor with Brennan gone, didn't they do a great job. They did a great job. He just needs a little more energy. You know, Brennan. He's just these, the pick it up a little bit, but did a great job. We stay at the south point, which is really cool us to a lot of race teams do, and they takes really good care of us more out there. And here we are three in a row. I'll tell you what the thing that makes me so relieved is not having to worry about the wroval on a. I figured that is because it's such an unknown, never being there, knowing how the testing went at the Roble anybody's being torn up and good cars guys, guys that were really. Good good road racers. Yes. And that track is going to do that. You guys haven't been on the track and expanding series to what they're going to do is allow you to go in a day early to tear your stuff up. It'll be like quietest testee that you'll ever NASCAR. Take your time. Don't hurt anything. No rush, yes, yes. So it's it's an interesting deal. So now we go to Richmond. We have a really good short-track program there with Team Penske we've won their. We've had a chance to win a couple of races Joey's one there as well. So we have really good cars, but then we get to take a break and just go have fun at the Rover with the with the wind moving us pass in the second round the playoff of twelve. Yeah, driver. So really, really good while three in a row. I've never done that twenty two years of never had three Cup wins in a row and a lot of drivers have most people have. This is the first year we've had three guys you that you mentioned that earlier. So Kyle, Busch, Kevin, Harvick, and now brag Kazlauskiene one, three in a row. So that's pretty cool. Not too shabby. Speaking of Team Penske, this was the five hundred win over all for the organization and afterward. There's the hat afterward. Brecca's Laskey talked about what that means. I don't know. I'm not really in a great frame of mind to to answer that because I'm so caught up in and what you know. Five hundred wins means for Penske what three in a row means for us is a t. Team and and what you know the last year weeks is meant to me personally and professionally, it's just really, really special Kathy. So you know to go with that, a lot of things have come together. They have to come together to win winning is more about being this more than being the fastest winning about being the best in all facets and taking opportu taking advantage of opportunities. And with that in mind, that's what great teams doing. And I'm, I'm so thrilled to death to see this team do that here these last few weeks because I, I can tell you today last week and the week before we weren't good enough to just dominate a race. I, it took a total team effort, and that's what our guys delivered here today to win in Las Vegas. Now I'm just happy for today. I really thought big picture beyond, you know, the the Penske side of five hundred wins in how special that is to me into to everyone in organization and to be a part of that. In in some small ways is really an honor. There you go is Brad says, it's all about execution of by the way you can pick up that die. Cast of Brad's winning car from Las Vegas, as well as all the race winning die-cast and others as well at plan, b sales dot com. Had the auto trader colors on the car this weekend and three different sponsors over the past three win. So that kind of makes it even more special, really, really cool to have a discount tire who came on board this year are in primary Cup sponsor to get them to victory land at the Brickyard. The previous weekend was that cool throwback Darlington which throwback Skien hadn't won at Darlington. I believe I've saying that correctly and then this week getting auto trader in victory lane for the first time. This year, we've been on a roll, the colors look good, and you can have a heck of a nice little collection already. If you go to get all those plan, b sales car. So a really good job. Absolutely. It's certainly a lot of fun. Don't forget. It is state water heaters week here on the motor racing network. We'd like to welcome them aboard. Thank them for joining us on our programming this week and check them out, state water heaters, been a longtime supporter of NASCAR. You've seen him one of a ride. Of cars over the years, and it is officially state water heaters week here at the motor racing network. Gonna take a quick break. Now when we come back, we'll talk some Finnity racing with Ross Chastain as they have now set the playoff field. The trucks have had two races already in their playoff series. So far grant in finger winds at Las Vegas, and they have a race coming up at Talladega. That should be a crazy when indeed all that and a lot more coming up, stay right there in motorsports, Monday. Bloom in crane put on the Bobby Czyz. Staying gloom. I thought it boom. Two-night. That would. Chris rock it straight from the NASCAR stands. Here's another member of our Toyota racing family, Jason. Hi there. Oh, you seem impatient. I've been holding it in for a while awhile since it started the race. Now the season. How is you? Don't wanna miss any action. Nobody know. Just Dinnie handling take leave. I have taken my eyes off him and you don't look so good can offer you some water Louis NASCAR, Toyota racing with family like this knows the place. We'll go in the playoffs. Learn more at Toyota racing dot com. Toyota, let's go places NASCAR rich defendant of the national association for soccer auto racing. Are you a serious die-cast collector? Do you have a favorite driver? Are you looking for a gift for a race fan, no matter what the question. The answer is always plan, b, sales dot com. Plan b. has all the latest in die-cast from Lyonel and apparel artwork and other items for your favorite driver in NASCAR or other forms of racing go to plan b. sales dot com. Key your driver's name in the handy search window and look at all the options. Your one stop for die-cast. And other motor sports collectibles is plan b sales dot com. I'm Brad Keselowski and you're listening to Moran motorsports, Monday with Joey Meyer and Woody came joy Meyer. The only person I know talks more than what he came. Welcome back to MR in motorsports. Monday talking about the racing debt was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Ross Chastain is alongside and the racing upcoming at Richmond, this weekend. You're going to be in that one and you're going to be in the forty two car. We're gonna see one more time with the playoffs going. Do you feel like, man, I really need to capitalize on this situation to kind of set the tone for the playoffs and I can only take what the Carl give me and and you know, executing is the biggest part for me and do my job and obviously had a really fast car. Both times I've been in the forty two fast enough to straight up runaway and win. So obviously expectations are high going Richmond. But even if not the team in the jesmyn say make is probably the biggest thing that want us race. This weekend was our final adjustment, all race long. I struggled for ten, five, ten fifteen laps into a run to get going and get away from those guys. In our final adjustment, it was like a totally different race car for this. You know, this short. Runs it and they wouldn't quit and go away. They went back. They went in those restarts for crazy, and it was kind of like pick your poison on for the extended series. You have to get pushed on the starts anymore to to maintain your lead, and we knew the twenty car restart third on that final restart, and he's really good, but he also dives out all the time. He's he's, he's gonna push her. He's not doesn't wanna just follow you. So we elected to stay on the bottom with him, but blocked like, what are we gonna do go to. I was either going to be backwards in the grass, and we're going to get a push on the twenty and it worked out. And that's what propelled us out in front of the seven. You know, we have a. Opportunity to get the guy that's not known right Ross Chastain, very few people know you. You grew up kind of in the truck series, say, grow up. You got a lot of experience over it. Be care in the truck series because business of racing racing business and it didn't work out. Exactly. I really wanted you to stay beak AR. The business didn't work. So now you move on to the expanding series and you're driving, and I don't like to pool. He has. Yeah, I like what JD MO might my nephew started JD motorsports. He was there for a little while they do a really good job of giving everybody good opportunity in safe Queant. It's not topped here. We all know exactly what is over JD motorsports. But when you're looking from the roof and you're looking down at JD motorsports cars and you see Ross chest and you see the Ryan prices of the world, they're not running good, right. But then you get these opportunities to Ryan priest got a opportunity and Gibbs car, and you've got this opportunity and again, ASI car try to explain and it was very difficult, but they all look the same cars, look the same. They have four. Good your tires. They got a motor. What's the pro when you if I gave you money, how would you help team like JD motor sports or the other way? How does get nasty spend their money? What's the difference between a JD motorsports car and again, acid because they look the same. They have different paint schemes, but obviously clearly through the talent you have and Ryan freezer, two, good examples. And we see it now with other drivers. Saying, I need to take this opportunity to promote myself. What's the difference? Where would money help race team. That's the way we're my head above my pay grade. So I have to back you up a little bit. I think there because like the still the business side of of the four car still a ton of money. I mean, there's still the the money that's spent on that car is still insane. And yes, it's less than the forty two. It's less than the gives cars, Darren cars and all that, but but still it's a lot of money in like our partners with flexible and and all the different watermelon associations we have on our is really incredible of what we're able to do. But yet, I mean, I don't know, man, it's it is money headcount, cubic dollars dollars. And and and and and then the infrastructure of having to Cup teams, you know an infrastructure that behind Cup a Cup program for the forty two Finnity car to have a Hammy down program. You know, they, they kind of make jokes too, you know -mongst ourselves that, oh, you know, we get old stuff and I was like, you realize at the four car is the three. A year old forty two harsh down. So I have no sympathy for for those guys and they say they get stuff. So I, I don't know, Joey. I don't know to answer your question. I, I don't. I don't know. That's why they're really smart and distraught. I like to point we said he was going to give you money the one. The one thing I can definitely say is that a you've done a really good job over JD motor sports. And I guess what I was going to try to get at is there isn't much difference between being really, really good and mediocre. It's kind of like you say they're spending a lot of money, JD motorsports, like it's free stuff. You know, they've done a good job of offering opportunities at a lesser pay, but it's not like zero. Like there's a lot. There's a lot of money being spent there, and that's what's amazing about the difference when we talk about whether it's the Cup guy technology or the Cup guy experience, and there's not like one like you couldn't say if I give you another million dollars like, okay, we're going to win some racist because not just about money, but it's how it's being spent amongst organizations in an obviously the talent like the money didn't help make you drive better. You know what I mean? What's interesting. I think the difference between being really good and mediocre, isn't that far away? And that's what keeps those guys like the JD motor sports is in, like I say, Jennifer, Joe Cobb, finish twelfth weekend in the truck series race. There's not that much different than I think you really do and Ryan freeze has done a good job of showing that, yeah, some of it is survival like you showed in the Cup series as well. A lot of guys had Rex you didn't. That's key. I did. I was pretty torn up at the end of the race, but we were able to limp around finish. Well, speaking compared to some of the other guys, I should say, right. You got a really good battle with just an all toward the end of the Finnity race at Las Vegas. He that winning the regular season championship. We'll hear from him in just a second, but tell me about that battle because you guys really were throwing haymakers at each other down the stretch in that thing. Yeah. And a lot of it was like I said a minute ago about the restarts in the first handful elapse those guys just they could go so hard and I really didn't want to, and my car didn't want to either. So it was it was tough to manage. That I got record roll the top one and two, and really just maintain women clear down the backstretch each time and let them keep earning the bottom and let them keep they could have that. They can feel good about that. And I was, I felt comfortable in that it was going through my head. I felt the same wit Arlington, I felt like if I kept rolling the top there with Brad and Kevin it after another handful laps Bill to pull away. And ultimately I got put, we put in a bad spot and crash. So that was going through my head. So I did wanna keep a a little bit of a gap this time, and Justin got by me there on one of those. The second last tyrant, I think, but fifteen twenty laps in man. We were rocket ship and we, we drove away from them. So knowing what the horse you have. Right, right. So I, I didn't. I did panic for like two laps and drove the car sideways and tried to catch him and realize I couldn't because we were still in the splitter. And soon as that thing got off the ground, it was it was it was go time. So that was a lot of fun to go through all those. Obviously that we. The one made fun, but even in the moment I was enjoying just the challenges of of trying to execute. All right. There you go. And as we said, just an all our wins, the regular season championship. Here's what he had to say afterwards. Yes, no, I wanted to five bonus points for winning today and I wanted I wanted to extra points. I want to all of those just because I know how important they're going to be. And I think that moving forward, you know, you gotta keep racing these races the same way. You know, you gotta go for wins. You gotta go for stage wins. He got to get this bonus points because it's so challenging right now in this series to keep the speed number one every week, but but also execute in, you know, all in. Our goal was to go in the regular season championship after we put ourselves position to do that. And now we've kind of reset reset those coils and said, hey, we want to go after championship home set. So it's got put forward and try to do it. There you go regular season champion. Justin all takes those extra fifteen bonus points with him into the playoffs. And as we saw a lot of guys in the playoffs in the Cup side wound up crashing and they're going to have to spend some of those playoff points now to advance what we saw last year. Again, we've mentioned in a lot of times Martin x. he had so many stage wins that he guaranteed his path all the way to homestead. As long as he showed up and ran a couple of apps and each race, he was good to go and homestead will. Now we have the unique situation of because the big three all year we have tricks Harvick, Kyle, Busch, they all have multiple stage wins, multiple race wins, but neither one of them can guarantee their way to the third round. Even if you have a guy like bracket allows guys that are not in the big three, winsome races, multiple races view, have three guys. It essentially star. Pushing somebody out will those somebody gets pushed out of those one of those big three. And I've predicted here Martin Shrek cow Buscher Kevin Harvick. One of those guys won't be in homestead. All right. We'll see which one it is a with all the hurricane issues from Florence in the Carolinas over the weekend. We wanted to make sure that we mentioned that you can donate to the Red Cross visit redcross dot org or text Florence to nine. Oh, nine, nine nine. That's nine o nine, nine nine and a ten dollar donation will be made to the American Red Cross to help as folks trying recover a ton of water all the cross, the Carolina. Some of those flooding situations will continue for weeks if not longer a lot of damage to be fixed. A lot of people need help. So please visit redcross dot org and help them out. We'll break here on in motorsports Monday when we come back, continue talking about the racing from over the weekend at Las Vegas and peek ahead at what's coming up at Richmond. What style the American fighting spirit is everything we. We are five hundred patriots veterans, strong, free clothing manufacturing back to the United States of America. Always moving forward. Never retreating. Never giving up. We are what side and this will defend get yours at one style dot com. Green shrimp on the Bobby. Blue. Boom. Outback steak. That would it's sold up. Here's NASCAR. Champ Kurt Busch, three, gracing his all about winning off the track. I feel the same way I like to be associated with companies and products that I consider to be top performers state brand water heaters, our top performers, and no matter what kind of water heater you need state has it even hybrid tankless take it from me when it comes to hot water, don't get caught with anything less than a state water heater. Get yours today. Good a state, water heaters dot com. And use the request a quote from approach tool. You're watching them are in motorsports, Monday with two guys who cheered dandruff. Here's what he and Joey. It was one of contributing to society way some way she's I'm way we contribute. That's fun. Hey, let's talk a little truck racing quickly grant in finger winds race number two. In the playoffs after a wild when it Canada. This one was pretty crazy as well. You were in it. Did it feel as wild as it looked? It did, man. We, we struggled at the start and then there by the end when we put our last set of tires on, we're able to make our way up there into the top ten and be ahead of the crash is the big ones had a couple of close calls. Big ones plural. Yes, yes. So that one off turn, four were Timothy spun, and then TJ bell went to the grass, and I'm have driven that thirty eight truck and at Bristol in it. It destroyed that entire race racetrack just by going through the grass, so so he was pretty banged up. So I gotta give them a call later today, Cialis feeling because I think he was his ribs were little sore abet because it doesn't seem that way he think l. was just grasp. But man, that can really. Twist a truck. You do the triple and it's kind of interesting, but doesn't. It's it mazing that the truck race drives so much more different than the expedient that truck racing on a mile and a half. It's so much like restrictor plate race. There's so much drafting so much on throttle. And I think we're going to see a little more of that in the Cup side next year. You look forward to that. I'll raise whatever the whatever whatever they have. And I mean, whatever, whatever gets people in the stands and it gets people excited. It doesn't really matter if I think it's good. Like if it's, you know, racers race and all that. It's it's, we're here to put on a show and we know that I know you won the race in fatty side, but which one's more fun to drive will. This weekend was Saturday. There's a lot of things. Yeah, but now the Cup cars, the challenge of the Cup cars, man, so much power more power than I've ever had in less downforce in all the other series. I, I enjoy just like I'm smiling making laps because they're they're a handful and they're fun to drive. Yeah, they really are, hey, we mentioned grant infant won the truck race at Las Vegas. Let's hear what he had to say. A lot of wild stuff happening at the end of this race. Tell us how you got that done. That last restart was crucial with you and Brett Moffitt. Yeah. I mean, I think boils down to Motors out here and we didn't have enough motor to spend the tires in all honesty, you know to it's so hard to make these these different motor packages equal, but we gotta launch because we didn't spend the tires and and I think what separates mortars we had a little bit fresher tyres, but we had the best truck out here and that's he's guys behind this made a lot of changes more so than probably wanted to. Then I felt comfortable with major world to be here in victory lane, and now you're headed back. Talladega where you do have a win, how comforting is that now the no, that that's not going to be the elimination race where everything can get out of your control. He's only two of his hitter comfortable going Talladega now, and I'm man. It made even more for these guys my because they've been behind me for a year and a half now and really probably could've would've should've had some more of these, but we've done it tonight and that's all matters. There you go. Granted finger goes to victory lane. Do you have more truck races coming up on the schedule? I'm a sporadic last minute on everything I do. So you know this weekend was with Jay Robinson premium. My same. My Cup owner owns a truck team, so he had me drive of this weekend, so probably be at Texas with the thirty eight again with niece and other than that, I'll fill in wherever anybody has opened eat. All right. Let's take what will break your motor sports Monday. Then we'll start looking ahead at Richmond because the Cup and extended series head there for some Friday, Saturday night racing coming up this week. Put a free on the Bobby. Boom. So. That would it's up. Chris rock it straight from the NASCAR stands cure the 'nother member of our Toyota racing family, Jason. Hi there. Oh, you seem impatient. Oh, well, I've been holding it in for a while a while since it started the race, snow this season. 'cause you don't wanna miss any action. Nobody told you need to see Denny handling. Take the leave, taking my eyes off MAC and you don't look so good can offer you some water -absolutely dot NASCAR, Toyota racing with a family like this, who knows the place. We'll go in the playoffs, learn more at Toyota racing dot com. Toyota. Let's go places NASCAR rich of the national association for soccer. Road racing, whatever you drive wherever you go, perk, Yalies tires, we'll get you there whether you're running on dirt or wanting a job. Dependable, high-quality tires of the perfect fit for your needs. Front match value selection and warranty with industry leading road hazard protection. There's only one choice Hercules tires to learn more visit Hercules tired dot com or call eight hundred six, seven seven ninety five thirty five Hercules tires right on our strength. Halian roads coming with the head of steam thought all over your back bumper for the final time in free down the backstretch winter, three granted finger, Johnny Sauter truck lakes back Ben Rothe in finger to the bottom four. For the final time here they all turned number four. Checkered flag is the air rant in finger will win the world of west k. two hundred and move to the round of six in the nest part tipping world foot Sherie, playoff. Dylan Welsh, Tony bucco McConnell. Ricky with the call Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway grant in finger winds race number two. In the Camping World truck series playoffs. Race. Number one, of course came three or three weeks ago. I guess it was up in Canada now and another crazy finish there where the leaders wreck each other. And then just Haley says, thank you very much. I'll take the victory. Are they is is is the worst place to be at that truck race at Canada out front? Because you know somebody's coming after you, I guess so man, I spotted there, ran there the first year that we raise their in two thousand thirteen and ran seventh and then went back the next year spotted for Blaney in when he won an him and her mom Koga went through the last corner, swapped the lead and never touched so it can be done. It's only having one time happened much, but her mom got position on Blaney in cleared him and blading cross them over and beat him by a couple inches at the line. And they never never touched. So that's it can't be done. And I hope that it can be done again in the future because it's pretty ugly to watch. Being that I've racer. I can see it coming in those races, you know it's going to happen. So the guys would just anticipate that a little bit. I feel like, but in the heat of the moment, man, your race and you wanna win. It's a lot of some of those guys. I win and like, you know, I had the same thing happened at Arlington fighting for the win in the lead and crashed. You know, mine wasn't even in the last corner, the last lap. So I, I'm, I'm nobody to tell anybody else. What do you know? Most of us got back from Vegas, very, very early this morning or late at night. You coming in your last race associated with Chip Ganassi racing, and now you have to go to Richmond. It's one of my favorite short tracks. It's all my bucket list. I tell everybody go to, but you're at the shop early this morning, getting everything ready, what kind of preparation, even though you've already run two races with them, what kind of things are you preparing with that race team for Richmond, I just pick up any anything that they, they already know that they. Think I should know. And just we walked through everything like as far as what adjustments are going to be making him practicing what they expect to happen. We'll have some time on the sim tomorrow in the Josh wise, a work with him a lot tomorrow and Wednesday, and just he's driven, he knows what what these racetracks feel like he knows what these race cars feel like, but he really never got the opportunity in something great like this, like this car is. So he's just trying to walk me through not necessarily how he did his career, but what he knows and Stewart, he says, not what he did, but he's a like a personal trainer as well. Right? Yeah, they maybe maybe the Canada a little more the spandex where in bicycle riding stuff. I'm. He had me do that as a baseline. I haven't done it again. We'll we'll see it's I'm having a hard enough time keeping weight on right now. So as much as we've been racing in this hot, it's been so yeah, maybe working to that over the offseason and I know any better. I know any to be in. Better physical shape. But yeah, just picking up anything. The mechanics on that side of the shop can teach me and then anything on the business side of forget nasty that they can walk me through or help with these see solar in and promote our win. We won the race and we want to embrace that in promote that as much as we can and actually the Karpov Stephan Paul, it will not actually be in Richmond this weekend. So you know, I guess if we went on just have to kiss the camera or something because they'll be out in Vegas again next weekend. So missile anything you can take from gonna see that you can help apply to the JD motorsports program? Yeah, that's a good idea. Maybe we should try well, I mean, not so much for me. I mean, there's stuff I've learned on the driving side from Josh and from the behind the scenes people at CR for technique in the race car, and with the Cup side. Now with the data you can see live, we can use that. See what I'm doing, the Cup car, and then I can tell. Him. We don't have data Finnity cars, but so we can kind of find my driving a little bit. And then you know, hopefully moving forward not not the end of this year, it's it's there's no way we could pull anything off, but going into next year with four car, if we could get a little more updated cars and some more parts and pieces as far as a little bit more of an alliance with gase, that would be great if they if they're gonna mileage out some parts, they can go to the four-car place that can land. That's right. That's right. We're already running. They're really old stuff. We just wanna run a little bit less Holtz Newnham night racing, yes or no? Yeah. There you go. Somebody gets her car too low, they spark, and you can see the break odors glow in the good cars. Hopefully, hopefully not hope. Mine aren't loan too much. You have a little glow, but yeah, man, love it. And plus it makes it so much more joyful sit in the stands and watch. Yup, no. Other way we got a call from Las Vegas. It was a chunk of watermelon still lying in the grass out there. They need you to come get. That was so cool. When you smash that on the start finish line that was that set up beforehand or you thinking, if I win, I'm going to do, and that's been something I want. I've wanted to do my entire life. And next time if I can ever have the opportunity to win again, when I get out of the car, somebody is running out to the front with a watermelon. I'm doing it right, not waiting for the program, really enjoyed chatting with you. Good luck at Richmond end for the rest of the season, don't forget folks, visit redcross, dot org, PEX nine, nine, nine, nine for ten dollars donation to the American Red Cross. It is state water heater week here on the motor racing network. Don't forget our programming coming up rich. Check 'em dot com. For more information, I'm Joey. 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Matt DiBenedetto, Tyler Reddick

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Live Bagley here in the entire M. R. N. crew with you for yet another weekly get together. What the West Coast. Swing has begun. We've already been to Las Vegas Motor speedway on this week show. We're going to get you set up as we get ready to head out to southern California and the inland empire and this weekend's auto club four hundred at Auto Club speedway of southern California. We're going to look back at last year's auto club. Four hundred or the NASCAR alive backtracks. We're going to go face to face with sonoko rookie of the year driver and California Native. Tyler. Rettig will preview the auto club four hundred Joel. Ghana William Byron and Others Auto Club speedway can be a challenging track crew chiefs as well cliff Daniels. Who's the crew chief for Jimmy? Johnson is GonNa stop by and he'll join us to talk about those challenges so that two mile racetrack speaking of Jimmy Johnson. 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Congratulations on a strong start to the season and now while you go back to your roots a little bit. Yeah for sure. Thank you a good way to start off off Daytona side. Starting off year of Agassi's I kind of normal race of the year I guess and then So yeah Kuwait starting now going back going back to the home state now for you. Everybody kind of loses track of how big California is when they talk about home state. You're from the area called Grass Valley. How close is that? The Auto Club speedway is it. I imagine very different from that particular area right. Yeah for sure So I grew up in northern California. Grass valley was probably about an hour away from The Sacramento area in the foothills -CREMENTO so Auto clubs probably I think Some of my family usually drives down there. It's about a seven ish hour drive so pretty far but I actually have a lot of family that live in La. So it's still. I still have a lot of family down now. I know you live in North Carolina now but a lot of folks talk about the difference between nor cal Cal Northern California and Southern California. How would you describe the difference? Yeah they're completely different. Were so you know when when people are like? Oh you grew up in California. Was crazy busy up like do. We grew up in even smaller town that I live in North Carolina hickories bigger than where I grew up out there. So it's not as pretty as A Nice area up there really really quiet And basically it was just in the hills They're so very very small town so that's kind of what I been accustomed to growing up. And that's why even moving hickory North Carolina people are like. Oh you live in You know way out there at Hickory. I'm like no you have no idea where I grew up. Well that being said how does a kid from grass valley get hooked on racing? And how did you make that work? What was around your area that got you interested the interesting story but So my dad was actually big into baseball. Nobody in my family was into really racing. What ed liked cars and stuff but you know it was about the extent of it So we He was passing through the channels on. Tv passed by NASCAR. And I made him watch it and at that time I was riding a you know I had a four wheeler and a dirt bike and I was wide open on every single day. That was it clearly They were like okay Motorsports is this fashion or go fast. Yeah made him watch NASCAR every single weekend when my mom and my dad was like what the heck do you want to watch that for? Then it became her thing. We watched it every single Sunday. And then they became fans of two so it just became our our thing in a friend that I played baseball with on our little league teams. My Dad was like the trophy ceremony. Like this is my my little Jeff. Gordon like baseball but loves racing and the kids just so happen to race. 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Everybody's is paid paying attention to it. This is very very key race today to Nascar D. C. Officials GonNa Work Ready Ready Go. Green black goes in the air and the auto club. Four hundred is underway from the outside lane. Pole-sitter Austin Dillon tries to get out in front of Kevin. Hart Van Will Be Austin Dillon. Leading the field the turn number one for the first time in immediately fan out two and three y throughout the field covered no gap no-gap Clara which is almost like the five wide forbe's than we saw him free race. Here comes Kyle Busch okay. That name on the car traffic And now brought a little bit. But let's play with Al Prod. Obviously we got a smelter overall term guys. That is Austin Dillon. Slow off the pace. The bottom of the racetrack at that is smoke. Trailing from that car is he moves it on the apron out of the way up the back straight away. It'll be a one lap dash to the green white checkered flag. That concludes states number one. It's all they head back to turnover wine it's Denny. Hamlin at the front of the field on the older tires here comes. Kyle Busch on the fresh tires right to the bottom of the race track. Kyle Busch assumes the race lead in your crashing behind Ricky stenhouse. Junior's son. Help the top record behind you help. The top helped any get up. Top spent how upon yellow yellow yellow yellow. All right. We'VE AMOK. We can stay here. I'll be for the segment at the tire. Hoping they don't let him jump back in the eleven you had by Kyle. Busch will sweep. Stage wins here this afternoon. He's done that twice previously forty three come on down here so pat the pace car peeling off pit road. Don't real- In pit road and right now. They're getting ready to hit hit road. We'll see what happens here. It'd be paid on. Don't pat them. Forty seven allred Friday here. They haven't stuck a wrench in the back window this car all race long. That remains story here. No adjustments for race leader. Kyle Busch Clear Wall one blue. No more want blue mustard for speeding. Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs racing teammate. Both of them will have to restart at the back of the field yet. Who Fast Thirteen any car driver? Back up they're gotta pay ourselves doing the broker the team penske boards out front. He's going to have to run them down. Those guys people ended up ahead of it. Then keep dig on all the Wiki grab guys in front of scrabble weekend. You get when they around Kyle. Busch with a big drop in big run to turn one twenty to run it. Bid Tap the big covered front for Kyle. Busch from I straight away. Go their full full bill their bill there fill. They're all the way back to the top spot is Kyle Busch team penske and children's racing best two teams of the season so far they occupy the top position driving away here on thirty seven. What a comeback. A speeding penalty is made his way. Back KYLE BUSCH TURN POOL. A milestone win track where. He scored his very first cop. Victory here comes kyle. Busch off number four kick apply to undercut job guys. Bush have one here at the auto club speedway winning the auto club. Four hundred and national win number two hundred for the Las Vegas Native thirty three year old driver was win win. Window Paddle Work Brexit gun and yesterday. How many in a row. How many doesn't matter we'll today when I say Thanks for letting us be a part of you are the best time in his NASCAR national series career and fifty third time in the premier series since that two hundred win. Kyle has gone on to win eight more races. In Nascar's top three divisions. It'd be interesting to see where that number is at the end of his hall of fame career coming up on NASCAR live. We've got a face to face interview with Tyler Riddick. And later we'll preview this weekend's auto club four hundred America is a great big country filled with all kinds of different people. And we all count. 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The Voice of Nascar the Nineteen Ninety-three Cup series season had more than its fair share of twists and turns checkered flags wave. And I look my mirror. And here's earnhardt right on. My tail goes down low. The past we said Oh no. You don't swallow spent escargots office. Goes hear stories that you've never heard before in a ten part series called the nineteen ninety-three season Davey was behind me and came up corner and there's a gas Stan Hillary spare you can download it for free on I. Tunes and R. DOT COM. Right now has car. Local regional and international racing grassroots racing from the short tracks of America to the road courses of Durham in Mexico. I'm Kyle Ricky join. Had A new house in ME FOR NASCAR. Coast to coast presented by wheeling and Hercules Tires. Each week on the motor racing network. We'll talk with the race winners. Newsmakers and grassroots racing personalities Nascar Coast to coast up the motor racing network. Wieland would like to congratulate Joey Logano in his number twenty two team penske pit crew for the win at Las Vegas Motor speedway. They are the wheel and pick of the week. When the caution came out with six laps to go the team had a miscommunication on whether or not so llegado stayed out and the move proof to be the lucky decision before that. You're like one thing we're not GONNA win. You know it's too far back. I couldn't I couldn't make it up. I was actually trying to hold off the twenty four. He was really fast at the time And I thought that was really going to be. My my shot is GONNA TRY TO FINISH. Third in the cockpit came out the two leaders pitted. Miss it a clean air. We'll take that and so Worked out on the road in the air and around the world we LYNN IS. Trust you to be seen trusted to be heard and trusted to perform now back to your host Mike Bagley. We appreciate you joining us on. This week's Nascar live over the weekend. Are Woody. Cain had a chance to sit down with sonoko rookie of the year. Contender and California. Native Tyler Riddick. It's this week's Nascar. Live face to face interview. Checkered flag air. Go Forward Echo three hundred and two thousand nineteen NASCAR. Xfinity series championship belongs to Tyler. Rettig twenty-three-year-old from Corning California. So let's get this out of the way I go to auto club speedway which is in southern California but you're in northern California guy. What's the difference between the two? Couldn't be any more different from one? Another Mike everything that I other than. Maybe you can see the mountains when the the fumes aren't clouding the skies in California in La. But I mean other than that. There's not a lot of differences that people are just rude in La There's a lot of traffic other than that. I mean they couldn't be more different another. What's when we get ready to race at California? The best thing about that particular track despite the race track itself. I mean the the area around it is is all right. There's nothing really awesome cool spots. Go hang out it if you know how to find him but it's just tough it gets five o'clock and it's just like you don't. WanNa only want to go anywhere? It's just so many people and they're all trying to go home on so it's that's La people of it. People live it Yeah when I go there please. Please get down to like The beaches count on the southern side. La down there. It's really really nice Beginning down there for traffic gets there and then hanging out there until the traffic goes kind of kind of way you got to do it. So I'm Kinda new to it but I'm getting more experience with it not probably have a better plan in the next couple of years even though you're still a young guy. You're not really new to racing. You started when you were four years old corning California. Tell me about your first ever memory of seeing a race car there and thinking this is what I wanted to. Gosh I think I was Really really young. You know only a couple years old and my dad was racing chess motor speedway in his asphalt modified anything. That's kind of what started racing You know I always watched NASCAR. On Sundays I love racing games. I loved cars so my parents working a dealership hemming around cars a lot so I just naturally was drawn to that stuff and then being around racetrack and being there in person was was kind of the final icing on the cake. I guess what got me all in and helped me? I guess push me to to racing. You're around cars even when you weren't racing and stuff because the family business right. Tell me about that as a lot. Fine I'd run around being commercials. Power wheels around running around kicking cars. Not kicking the cars kicking the tires on on the excuse me yes. I was kicking the tires that I don't know why just just the thing I think my grandfather joke around this kick the tires. Make sure they got them not kicked actual car themselves at drive down the price but being a commercials seeing like Meredith when the well. I guess I can't damn remembering one like one. A brand new hyper car came out that they made and seeing it seeing it in person being in it stuff like that getting new cars come out with a lot of fun and being around more school the differences between where you live in North Carolina and California one thing is the humidity right humidity on those great mountains that I talked about. You can see in North Carolina and Northern California. You can't see any of it North Carolina because there's too many trees and a lot of humidity but but gun grown to it. I've gotten used to it so when I come out here. It feels amazing. Baby era has begun. How's that going? It's going pretty good is going to be the well. He's only a little over a month. Old Gosh I feel like I'm going to be away from for two and a half weeks so that's GonNa be a interesting part. The next interesting part of being a father your. I don't know how I'M GONNA take. We'll see working out. A schedule has got to be a little bit of a challenge. Anyway just because you're on the road so much. Yeah thing is you know. She has friends and and some people around. It'll it'll be home to help her through it when I'm gone but we're going to try and get it out to race one of them while we're out here with this coming. Sure works so yeah definitely you know it was really nice having Daytona being with being down there kind of away from everything for about two weeks and now I spend about two and a half weeks away from so it's just part of it part of the sacrifice. You have to make a win. California be more special than any other tracks as a win a win a win Win at Fontana probably be the most special of three on the west coast just because I've struck I had to wait the longest to get to the of the remaining tracks next to cinema. This year will be the last one I haven't been able to get to on the circuit. Have been wanting to win in California for a long time. It's a really fun track and I both times in expanding car at a really good shot the last two years and I screwed it up both times so I'd like to get done the COP car. Maybe this is the time tyler. Thanks for your time and good luck. Yeah thank you. That's Tyler Riddick. This week's NASCAR live face to face interview still to come on NASCAR live. We'll preview this weekend's auto club four hundred and later we'll go beyond the track with some NASCAR drivers and their favorite. Tv shows sir. Are you where you go at forty miles an hour? This is a residential area. 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This is Nascar live now back to Mike badly we continue on this week's Nascar live the west coast swing continues this weekend at Auto Club speedway. What are the drivers saying about the track? Here's Emirates Ricky. With a race preview NASCAR continues. It's west coast swing this weekend. Moving from Las Vegas to Auto Club. Speedway in southern California two mile racetrack is known for its bumps making it a challenge for drivers to get around. William Byron says the pumps had difficulty F- but also makes it. Well it's a tough track to get a hold out for sure. I mean the bumps Definitely are difficult to deal with But it's a lot of fun to drive and I feel like It's just a good track to To Ghana to run and feel out and and be able to move around the racetrack and find different places that have gripped so It's a lot of a lot of under drive rookie contender. Christopher Bell agrees in ads with the track gives them opportunities to pick where they WANNA race. Yeah it's cool because as a driver the only thing you want is to be able to move around the racetrack past guys and California you can like you said pretty much pick wherever you want to go so if you're faster than a guy generally find a way around him Austin Dillon's says they've learned about the cars since their last visit to auto club last year we've had thoughts throughout the process of where we felt like we needed to be on with our cars and done it wrong and gotten a close and then I felt like at the end of the year last race at home so it was a good race for us in that anything in says anything California's the same type of asphalt as home said it wears the tires law big older tracks Looking forward to take in something similar that we had a homestead to California and improving on our tenth place finish much poll-watchers thumbs having reference to last year is something Eric. Jones in his team is leading on. But says don't expect to see the same race as a year ago. Oh I think it's gonNA be different You know going in last year. Nobody really knew what we needed Car Wise twice and this year we got a whole notebook back on the To try to get better so I Dunno it's going to be different. I think what you saw last year. I think there'd be a lot more lifting. I think cars are GonNa be a lot faster. Got Everybody's got their cars better and more efficient and faster on the straightaways lifted the corner so Probably be a little different race. Fontana it's always a good show. I I really liked going there. And and it's cool but you can run pretty much anywhere on the tracks so Every exciting but I think it'd be a little bit different. Overhead tied. Yelling is placing emphasis on a good west coast swing to continue their season. He says the more teams know about how these cars race. The better. The racing is GonNa get especially at a place like auto club. I think it's GonNa get better. I think as everybody kind of figures out what they're looking for in these race cars to race well I think that the racing is going to be really solid of we. Were having a great great run in Montana. Last year we had left. Let LEFT BRONCO FLAT. That put the rest of our day behind. So we're excited to go back and redeem ourselves feel like we have a decent package for that racetrack to and I think for us. We didn't have a great result in Daytona We were really strong. We had a great showing speed and running a solid race but got caught up in a crash so we need to have a solid west coast swing for our team. We can continue good momentum from practices here in Vegas through three Tanna We're going to have to start your year. Despite being winless at Auto Club Joey Lugano Lists It as one of his favorite tracks and has his eyes set on the unique trophy. Maybe one of the coolest shacks Goto. The definitely is one of the coolest. There's a lot of great things about it Being able to move around the racetrack tire drafts and you really get a good mix of the Daytona type of fake draft going on in the mix with a mile and a half type me in the leg and he defied room in the corners and those type of things and it makes it for really really fun. I enjoy it. I love going out. There really want to win there. The other really important trophy to Sir Ford. No woody wagon and motor racing network. We'll have coverage of the auto club four hundred from the Auto Club speedway of southern California on Sunday starting at two thirty eastern time. Thanks Kyle to get a little more about this weekend's auto club. Four hundred M dillon. Welsh talked with Jimmy. Johnson's crew chief Clip Daniels. And looking to Fontana. You weren't in the crew chief role there last year. What kind of challenge do you anticipate that presenting or what are you keeping your eyes out for as we go there next week. California's such a cool place for for us. In the forty age of the history of track for what it means to Jimmy the success over the years so the challenges are being away. What you need for the straight line speed versus the the group in the corners. The track does have fall off. But obviously it's a two mile track and there's a lot of inherent speaking to built into your car so there's a lot that we've been working on trying to make sure prepared. And ultimately we'll find out the bumps on the backstretch is something we always talk about their. How do you compensate for that or can you in any way compensate for those? There's a few things that you can adjust with with your shocks and you're right heights and how you approach your your spring your stops. We've done a lot of work over the last few years trying to improve not only at the bumps on the back straightaway which they're the mission. But there's also a lot of bumps in the corner STU so handling over the bumps definitely premium managing. Your right hey. Control is definitely premium again. All of our engineering staff. Everybody at Hendrick motorsports great job of last year's of developing shocks and springs and things correctly to help in those areas. So I think it'd be pretty well prepared with it. Being Jimmy's home track his last race. There as you mentioned what? What are your emotions like? Are you know what does it mean to you to be able to go there and be the guy calling the shots or his last trip around there definitely excited and there's going to be a lot of really positive energy around the racehorse? He has a lot of his local fans and even family. They're going to be there. I know he's got a pretty large guest list and just to to be in the moment and into share that excitement with him for the last race for his full-time season at which you would call his home track. It's GonNa be really cool. I I can't wait to get going for the weekend. His feedback is always. You know so cool there he. He'll run low hill. Run high quicker than some guys will just move around over the tracks the way he approaches this a lot of fun. Different looking forward to it with this package of car and racing that we have what is racing at a two mile track like you know obviously in the middle of the mile and a half and the super speedways that we saw last week. So what are the things that you kind of? Try to prioritize on the car when you race in a place like that a place like California so unique because you have such a high level of fall off on which is great for us because setup comes into play at a place like Michigan which is a two mile over the oval. It's so smooth. And there's so much inhering grip you really doing everything you can imagine them is straight line speed from your car out Shed drag even at the of downforce. California you kind of have to have the magic mix of of downforce and drags you have the straight line speed for long straightaways as the run goes on and and the pace falls off. Have to make sure you have enough. Aerodynamic Grip in Mechanical Grip Too. So it's really kind of a cool a mix of both worlds for us to be able to approach track like that. And it's going to be fun. What's the toughest part of the West? Coast swing just the grind of three weeks in a row of back and forth coast to coast the grind of three weeks is is tough back and forth and in one of the most difficult things is. Obviously we're going to learn a lot in practice today at Las Vegas so anything that you learned that you WanNa get applied to those cars moving forward. They're already through the system and they're basically the day away from being loaded so it's difficult to adapt quickly if you need to. Sometimes you'll see teams come to the West Coast and have a great west coast swing and that can really kind of leapfrogged your season in a positive direction in teams to come in struggle early. It's hard to get caught up in his heart to adapt so With preparation we've done over the winter. I feel we're going to be pretty well and the challenge is just too quickly. If need to. That's Clip Daniels. Crew chief for Jimmy Johnson. Coming up on NASCAR live. We'll go beyond the track with them are ends Dan Hubbard and some NASCAR drivers. When was the last time you read the Constitution specifically article? One section to the founding fathers thought it was critical to count the population every ten years so that congressional representation than based on facts and it also helps inform how billions in funding are spent every year. The census is our opportunity to be heard. And if you think about it our civic duty shape your future start here. Learn more at twenty twenty cents. 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Cain we'll speaking of entertainment. You had a chance recently to chat with the stars of Ford Versus Ferrari got nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards. How did that come together? That was really a wild deal It's something I don't do every obviously I got a call from MRI. And I'm pretty sure I got the call because of my geography the only guy that lives in California but Ford versus Ferrari was about to be released and they had a press junket where they off. They invited several members of the media. Do you think you think Dan Hubbard. Well of course of course and they said hey would you like to see the Premiere Ford Versus Ferrari? Well sure that's sounds great. I thought you know this is a great gig. Go Watch the movie. Have some popcorn. Well then you gotta interview Christian Bale and Matt Damon the next day. Yup exactly you know but again it was. I said well okay. I've got no what I'm talking about. So they put up a Nice Hotel. They take you out to dinner. They get you liquor up and then you go see the movie having said that it is a good movie a very very good movie. Good racing movie but then the next morning at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles I do Interview Matt Damon and Christian. Bale about the making of the movie and I was a little nervous. I was Because again you don't talk to giants in the Hollywood industry in Los Angeles and they couldn't have been more gracious given five minutes and there were about thirty of us there. Wow so so were you at the front end or the back it was at the back up and you know you each got five minutes with Christian Bale and Matt Damon to talk about the movie to talk about the making of the movie and Whatnot and I thought. Wow these guys are going to be tired by the time. I get there but it was coming in on the two hour mark. Maybe a little over two hours and you go into this set. It's wrapped in black curtain and there's three cameras and the lights and everything else and I walk in and there's Christian Bale and Matt Damon. You knows I just took a big breath and said hey I've been humbled with our end and let's talk about the movie and they couldn't have been more professional. I'm sure we will ask him. Essentially the same question over and over but they were so friendly and before I knew it they were giving me a two minute card and then a one minute card. Wow goes fast real fast. Anything go on behind the scenes that we should know about that. Didn't make it to the final cut any fun and games. Not that I know. I'm sorry I don't have any Hollywood dirt on that again they were. They were really gracious and Matt. Damon had just flown in. I think from Paris or something like that the night before and for him to get up and do this and it was really fantastic. They had a ball. Doing an one of the questions I asked him. I think is is there. Is there anything in this movie for people who aren't racing fans and Christian? Bale say it's just a great movie period it's a great story about Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles he goes Matt and I are not race fans. But we've come to learn and respect and appreciate the passion that these guys put into the sport through the making of this movie And I just thought that was Kinda cool that you know they might pay a little bit more attention now. I think maybe the Formula One or maybe even us it and ask her again. They were just. They were really great. Guys good interview huge celebrity involvement at the southern California Area Auto Club speedway in particular. But one of the things I know we've talked about in the past. Is that actually? The area surrounding the track has some historical significance in terms of being in like a wasn't a terminator movie or something like that rapport. Yeah in fact. Article speedway was built on an old steel mill that was flattened but there were still some steel mills in the surrounding area. One still stands today and it is old and rusty and decrepit abandoned and I believe it was Sylvester Stallone. Pick that for one of his movies. It's just spooky looking every time you drink matched his movie perfect. A lot of other movies have been shot actually at the raceway not only Ford versus Ferrari. But the one that's a slide did was was called driven. Yeah I think it was driven. Yeah it's used in commercials that particular track is used in commercials all the time. I put it in maybe twice a month. Maybe even three times a month facility that utilized a lot. So and that's because it's geographically kind to those Production companies in Los Angeles in Hollywood and whatnot. You can watch more of this interview this Thursday on. Mri crew call. You can find that at M. R. N. DOT COM since we're in southern California this week and the topic is about movies and TV shows. We asked some of the drivers about some of the shows that are into these days. And here's what we got back in. This week's beyond the track bear comes coral joy. A big shot. My wife and I are Netflix. Binge is homeland since like incised type show. I like that sort of stuff. Two year old John Hundred Nima check. I don't have time to watch. Tv I feel like We I don't watch much TV. But I'd say the second series of you watch while I was on vacation or travelling on vacation Over the off season so now is probably it. We've binge-watch that out drew by binge-watching so we had some people recommend breaking bad and it's a little slower but it's pretty interesting so we've been going through that then you take these west script right yeah clean. It's on the watch some episodes album out here. Twelve fastest for Cole custer. I've actually been on Netflix watching that. Oj Simpson thing. I'm a little behind times on it but but it's it's pretty good so far I like you know all the movies you know will Farrell movies and stuff like that so You Know Yeah and burn pool in the nightspot I watch a lot of different things The last thing I just finished was you on Netflix. Which is crazy Ucla basically a stalker guy. He basically serial killer but more stalker. I guess I don't know. It's very similar like Dexter. If you like doing live shows but I just finished that. I STARTED DRACULA. Be honest not really for me. I don't know maybe some people will like that but little like darker version of You Know Vampire type style movie But really like my Go-to just straight up. I watch supernatural a lot. Probably GonNa get made fun of offer saying that But I do like if I'm just like you know doing laundry at the house or cleaning something or whatever pretty much supernatural going on in the background like you know how most of the people were like. Oh always have friends on in the back on. I'm I'm watching supernatural. I don't know why I really want to nineteen sixty seven. Four door Chevy Impala now after watching that show is like my third time through. So that's this week's beyond the track still to come on NASCAR live. We'LL TALK WITH BILLY. Mauldin with motor racing outreach. He and his team will be kicking off. Developmental disabilities awareness month this weekend. At all clubs speedway. We'll learn a little more about that program and the good things that mroe does for NASCAR progressive presents pumped inspiration to help you do insurance stuff. Hey get your head in the game. This ain't no exhibition match. This is for real. You've got a house to ensure and there are no excuses because progressives homequote explorer makes it easier than ever to get the coverage you need. Here's some music to get. You pooped Miami Air. Don't you feel that confidence don't talk? Does it stop saving money? No don't talk. 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I want to one a spotlight. What you folks do for the sport for the competitors and everyone involved in this board for those that are listening to us and perhaps maybe do not know what motor racing outreach is explained the purpose of Moro yes I think the easiest way to explain to folks that may be listening is and that's just basically the the Church for the folks travel weekend and we count on the Nascar circuit and your listeners can probably easily imagine obviously our weekends or we're busiest time and for a lot of folks in our community. Obviously you miss the opportunity to be at church part a local congregation or whatever so every week and at the race track for all the different racing series We provide everything from chapel services for opportunities for the families and the kids and the wives and the husbands boyfriends girlfriends. Anybody that's here from from the guys that are driving haulers and the coaches to the guy's going over the walls just an opportunity to have pastora presents around to attend chapel service to have things for their kids to do to just bring a little bit of the typical things that people normally do on the weekends to our weekends at the racetrack and it means so much to so many people and this weekend. It's going to go up a notch because it is developmental disabilities awareness month in the month of. March and mroe is going to get connected with that. Can you explain the involvement there with developmental disabilities awareness month? And the campaign. That's GonNa Kickoff this weekend at the auto club. Four hundred yeah. There's probably estimated five million people around the country that have either developmental or intellectual disability. That really just want to be a part of life like everybody else. They want to be a part of society part of community part of work. Whatever the case may be but sometimes There I would say kind of an unseen voice and what developmental disabilities awareness muscle about raising that awareness of inclusion for all and It was started in nineteen eighty seven with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan at that time so motor racing outreach became friends with an organization called the stuff and but that's the serves this community and about thirteen states around the country and one of them happens to be California and also the auto club. Four hundred will take place on March first so together. We started brainstorming. And we said Hey. Let's bring five years residents your special guests with us to be ambassadors to the race on the first and show them what it's like to be a part of the NASCAR RACING NASCAR weekend and we partnered with the UP SPEEDWAY staff and they've been very supportive and behind it so we're going to bring these five guest in and we're going to start him out in the morning with pace car rides all the way through the pre ratio and then they're going to watch the race and really the there for the heart behind. All of this is to simply say. Hey let's include all abilities. Everybody out there wants to be a part of life and especially those with developmental disabilities. Let's be aware that they're here. That they're part of our in our society and lists include them every way we possibly can as you well know. Sport family does a great job of trying to do anything we can to help anybody and this was just another opportunity that came on the radar that we looked at it and said wow this is this is a community of folks out there and it's not just those with developmental disabilities but their families as well that are doing everything they can to care and provide for them. They're just an opportunity for us to take our sport and put a little bit of our spotlight on them and see if we can make a difference in their lives and we tip our caps to you for doing that if folks want more information about this effort or about Mr in general can you give them the website where they can go check this out. Yes include all abilities. Dot Com is. The website spent setup for this particular month developmental disabilities awareness month. And Folks WanNA learn more about. Mri was just motor racing. Outreach DOT COM BILLIONS. Always my friend. Thank you not only for what you do in the sport but away from the racetrack and all that you do for us we really appreciate and we really honor. Morrow seems like you're always there for us when we need to the most thank you. That's kind of compliment. You could Pay Us really appreciate that. That's billy molten president of motor racing outreach. Coming up on NASCAR live. We'll have forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson and later we'll look back on the events of this week in NASCAR history. This portion of NASCAR live is brought to you by blue you. Maximum pain relief. The official pain relief cream of the motor racing network. Seven point reinforced nylon harness check carbon fibre head neck Thermoplastic nylon window wedding check. Nascar uses innovative technology to protect their drivers. Shouldn't you do the same to protect your Wifi network with xfinity x? Y. Advanced Security. 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Johnson scored his first Career Cup series. Win The auto club. Speedway of southern California Johnson remembers the race and the impacted had on his future in the sport. He had the things that come to mind for me I I. Twenty California is running well all day long Jason Curtain. The ninety seven car remember went for two tires they took four and I remember being out in front of him just waiting for those four tires to run me down. Jimmy Johnson has got a strong RACECAR. There is no doubt about that. He was all over. Kurt Busch when the caution flag flew but is he going to be strong enough on older tires to try and hold off Kurt Busch and the remainder of that pack down the stretch and he got close but really never was was a threat into turn one Jimmy Johnson out of alcohol. California has a lead of about six and a half over. Kurt Busch Bush do everything. It can tighten it up to five but it's still the lead. Lefay love turn to. I remember kind of relaxing and thinking of this in control if I just do my part in bring it on home and I was able to do so right on the bottom of the race. Track off corner number four here. They come to the line and it. Only the thirteenth started his Nascar Winston Cup series career. Jimmy Johnson is going to victory lane at California and then after the race just relief to really hit my childhood dream which is to win. A Cup race was massive for me with a cup race in your home state of California. This is unbelievable to be able to do this and be this competitive and Winston Cup racing is a dream of mine and I just can't it came true and it's just so special the winner in front of Home State when in front all my friends and family around the grandstands. This is incredible. Thank you California. Glad I could do it. I had a lot of pressure on my shoulders at the time. The handpicked by Jeff Gordon being in his equipment in my heart. I felt like if I didn't win that rookie year. I'd probably be looking for a job. So there was huge sense of relief on that was done. Jimmy Johnson went on to win two more races that rookie season and finished fifth in the final standings. This has been forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson. Thank you Jason. Before we wrap up this week show suzy. Armstrong is here with this week. In NASCAR history. Thanks Mike this week. We start our journey through time in nineteen ninety four Swedish pop sensation. Ace of base shows the way at the top of the charts with the international hit single. The side Jim Carey plays his high card well raking in a big box office bucks portraying ace Ventura. Pet detective and Rusty Wallace wasn't acting while keeping history alive at the rock driving the team. Penske Ford to Victory Lane for the third straight win at North Carolina Motor speedway in the good wrench. Five hundred eighty six at why to get around the next record garden. Couple of laughed cars directly. Hand Mark Martin Weiss about Luke garlic's behind have custody from last time. I'll turn to on his way or go to the outside of Darrell Waltrip Western Autocar. Now Wallace with clear racetrack ahead dies. So the bottom of turn three. He's on his way off the corner. The time of day is a quarter of five but rusty wallace the stroke of midnight. That's the name of the car they don't take to get another victory here at the North Carolina Motor speedway lights UK. Tim McGraw gets chummy. Top the country charts with the hit single my best friend returning to late night. Tv following Major Surgery David. Letterman brings a few special guests onto the set his cardio bypass surgical team and Bobby. Potty put on a racing clinic at the Rock in the Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac claiming his first of four wins on the way to the two thousand cup championship able to coastal from now. Is Bobby the body Texas in the car I'll turn over to the back straightaway? Still following scatter earnhardt closes in finally gets RID OF JERRY. Naidoo the sand now beginning a trick a lot of the hourglass time running out Verona Hartland body through three for the final time and he heads off or body. The body becomes the twenty six different driver to win a Winston Cup race in Rockingham checkered flag. Labadie scores the terror Lou. Kmart four hundred two thousand seven Nelly Furtado rockets to international fame with her second number. One smash hit single. Say it right. Martin Scorsese cleaned out the seventy Ninth Academy Award Receiving Best Picture Director Editing and screenplay honors for the Tenth Crime Drama the departed meanwhile matt. Kansas stole the show just fifty miles away from Hollywood leading one hundred thirty three laps and guiding the rash racing Ford to victory in the Auto Club. Five hundred his second win. On the two Mile California oval was to top for them last night in the Bush series race. Looks like he's to toughen them in today's cup race. Matt Kenza enjoys a gap of about eight Carlin's over Jeff. Gordon Matt Kenseth loves it here. Hannah looks like he's on his way to another ten victories. Do the California sweep winning the Bush race here yesterday and winning the five hundred here today entered expense boards nominee of California speedway their eighth victory but checkered flag waves over met Kensworth. He's won the auto club. Five hundred and those are just some of the events this week in NASCAR history. Thank you susie. That's going to put a wrap on the show this week. We liked. Thank Matt Benedetto for joining us. Also our thanks to tyler. Rettig Jimmy Johnson's crew chief cliff Daniels and Rose Billy Molten for stopping by for the rest of the Marin crew. I'm Mike Bagley. 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Trash to Treasure: Ken Beckstead's Big Idea

The Town Haul

21:54 min | 2 years ago

Trash to Treasure: Ken Beckstead's Big Idea

"Hey, guys. My name is Amy Kuhnen. And I'm your host for the town hall Rubicon, first and only podcast where we share advice for techies for lovers and for penny pinchers as much as I love the sound of my own voice. This broadcast is gonna rely heavily on guests were subject matter. Experts on everything ranging from how to get your small business up and running interviews with some of the brains behind your favorite, apps and even had to remove garbage from outer space. You never know who's gonna pop up and join me next in studio. So make sure to subscribe to the town hall on I two get episodes downloaded directly. And if your boss is making you work through launch your commute. It's just too short. You miss something. Awesome. Don't worry. We've got your back. You can check out our blog for recaps reviews in all things townhall. Hey, everyone and welcome to another episode of the town hall today. We are talking about but s- cigarette butts, actually. In. How a pretty gnarly habit can turn out some really cool things for environment. I have a Ken beckstead here with me Skype to break it all down and talk about what he's doing to remedy. This issue. Can thank you so much for being here. Thank you for having me. I'm really happy to be here. So you are the opinion may one man's trash is another man's treasure. And before we get into, you know, the butts only box and cigarette butts littering in what we're doing take me through your background. What really sparked your passion for sustainability in how on earth? Did you come up with this idea? That's a great question. Will I was sorta led into it by doing construction of all things I would have stormwater inspections on my construction sites where state waterboard inspectors and county Gaza. Come by and say, hey, you got a bottle cap on the ground. If it goes down a storm drain and gets in a blowhole a dolphin. We're going to be on the six o'clock news. I would. Say okay, let's walk out to the property line. So we'd walk out to the property line. There's a storm drain with slurpee cups and everything going down it, and I said what about that storm drain? He says that's not my jurisdiction. So I started sensing that some wasn't really right. So I did a little litter study myself on I found a California Department of transportation. Litter study Cal trans litter study that should thirty four percent of the trash that they pick up is cigarette litter so sitting cigarette butts at every freeway offramp and freeway on ramp that has a meter on it I decided to just make a huge cigarette receptacle to start collecting cigarette butts, suet, I ca- do. So once you start collecting the cigarettes. I mean, what are we doing with them? Tell the butts only box story, let's talk about the mission. The idea I mean, this is a a true start up through through. What was that process? Like, well, I started the process of making a box myself in my backyard 'cause I was a normal guy. Not with a lot. Money. So I had to go buy a cheap welder and teach myself how to weld so I had a design element. You know, they came up with a pretty good design of thought. But welding it and putting it together you sort of learn how things go together. So I developed it. And as soon as I got it done, I applied for a patent as soon as I got the patent pending. I went to the California Department of transportation and sought their approval and only takes three to six years to get a product approved by Cal trans. I got a letter back in two and a half months. I thought I messed up on the application. I thought I did wrong. I got approved at fast I called Cal trans and asked him. How did I get approve so fast? They said nobody's ever put cigarette receptacle on the side of the road. It caught us off guard. If you said, that's probably the fastest approval of any Cal trans product in history. So I was really happy with my approval. That's crazy. So we're recycling the cigarettes now where. Are they going and what's being made from them? Okay. We put receptacles out at eleven rest areas as a pilot program, and that was actually paid for by keep America beautiful. So what we did is we put out eleven rest area's worth receptacles, my smaller ones that go on a post in my huge one that you can empty your car ashtrays into we collected over a million cigarette. Butts the first year I went to Cal trans headquarters for Earth Day the next year, and I told them look we got a million cigarette butts with no public outreach. Nothing just by putting out receptacles the head guy account trounce at that time said good go do forty five more rest areas. So we went and installed so many receptacles that we started collecting so much cigarette waste Cal. Trans says you gotta find a use for these things other than putting them in landfill. What I did is. I sent off some figure it butts to laboratory for British thermal unit potential tests. The tests came back the same as lignite coal. So I was lit. Shot. So what I did is took those results to refuse to energy plant run by Los Angeles County sanitation district vastly told me you're pretty from five hundred seventy six watts of energy with each pound of cigarette waste, so I was taken back. I did not know that we're throwing away so much energy. So like the cell phone that we're talking on you can charge for an hour with twenty four cigarette butts. Okay. So break it all down from me. So the cigarettes are recycled there turned what is that like physical process to go from, you know, a cigarette in somebody's purse to, you know, powering myself great question, there are refuse to energy plants in twenty two states across America. They all get EPA certified saw emissions tested. So it's not bad for the environment. And what they do is. They take normal household waste and burn it. So if you have like certified destruction of paper instead of shredding it and putting it landfill. You can. Turn euro papers in energy and power your home. So what we do is we go in. There were seventy seven hundred biz thermal units per pound. They normally get about four thousand BT's with wet cardboard palm fronds that kind of stuff. So what we do with our cigarette waste was we actually power the waste to energy plant for them. We actually get them to turn off their natural gas to keep their planet. Temperature on her cigarette waste is considered a high yield material. So let's talk about that and nineteen ninety eight just one year we threw away a hundred seventy million pounds of cigarette. Wastes a fight coulda got all that. I cut a powered eighty nine hundred American homes twenty four hours a day for an entire year. So that's how much energy were thrown away. Just one cigarette. Butt at a time without even realizing it. Nuts. I would be remiss if I didn't take the opportunity talk about like, obviously, smoking's not great. You know, like, what are some of the I guess there's so many campaigns like the truth campaign, and you know, I guess you're promoting more of like a responsible consumption. So I, you know, talk to me about that a little bit. It's kind of a catch twenty two in a sensitive topic for some people what it's a real simple topic for me. So I just put it this way. Go drink twenty two liter sodas today and see how you feel at the end of the day. Okay. So go drink twenty whiskeys and see how you feel at the end of the day. Okay. It's about moderation. It's about controlling yourself. So anybody can blame anything for societal problems. When you look at it. It's really just abuse. Okay. So when you drink you don't drive when you smoke, you don't litter it's just about being responsible to yourself for for one. Then being responsible to those around you. So what I do as I tried. Just offer a manageable easy to use solution for the number one littered item in the world. Okay. You don't wanna pick on people in cars anymore because why they don't put ashtrays in cars anymore. Right. So all these all the cigarettes. You see on the side of the road are really not the smokers fault as much as the car manufacturers don't wanna put ashtrays in the cars anymore. What I do is I suggest cupholder ashtrays every car now has a Cup holder. So you can get a Cup holder ashtray keep America beautiful actually hands out by the hundreds advance, and I do too. And that's how we start the program is awareness, then when you get to one of my big roadside models. You can go empty your ashtray. And we're getting all those things out of the environment. The thing I invented this for stormwater pollution prevention. So when you have to three hundred cigarette, but sitting in a flower bed on the side of the road. What happens when irrigation cycle comes on every night? You're leaching the chemical compounds from the cigarette butts right in the storm drains the storm drains lead to our creek. Wchs rivers lakes and oceans, unfiltered, sunau we have hundreds of temple compounds that go straight to our all the fish plants birds and animals are trying to survive, and it's actually called a non visible pollutant. So you'll see the cigarette butts as visible pollutant. But what you're not seeing as the chemical compounds that are non-visible pollutants that are actually doing more harm. You hit the nail on the head. When you mention like that, this is an awareness campaign awareness and prevent how do you market this? How are you getting the word out about this? I know that you've had insane success just putting them out there. But are you taking it to the next level in terms of, you know, marketing in letting people know that this is what's happening when they put their cigarettes in your receptacles. I'd like to tell you that you're the next level. Okay. This is this is this is actually part of the process right here. But I'll tell you when I'm installing cigarette receptacles him signs that these rest areas, and I have people calling other. For smokers over to the receptacles. Tell them to put their cigarette butts. They're gonna make energy with it. It is. I'm telling you, you can see even the smokers are excited about it. So let's talk about the tobacco farmer who's been picked on for years. Actually now his practice and energy source. Okay. The tobacco is now. Use isn't actually energy source now. So we can close the loop on keep them all out of landfills. Now, let's talk about landfill diversion by twenty twenty California has a seventy five percent landfill diversion law coming. So if we can take the number one littered item, keep it out of landfills and make energy from it. Now at at the waste energy plant. All that ash is flash. Fly ash is used to make concrete. So every pound of concrete that you're making you're actually putting a pound of CO two up an atmosphere. So this ask that we're producing actually used for road base in construction material. So even that isn't going into the landfill. It's actually used for good things. So this is what we have to do with everything. From bubblegum to toothpicks we've already done it with plastic straws. We just have to start looking at everything that we're surrounded with and see what we can use it for good. Instead of just let it go in a landfill forever. And using it for good. You know, that's a really interesting point. Do you have other customers and other people that you're working with are you, you know, you're working in doing something in Vegas. Right, right. I have the largest lead certified building on the planet as all ready using this program. I have the San Jose international airport. Started this program just in three months, the San Jose airport produced three hundred eighty one thousand cigarette butts. Okay, that's quite a pile. So when you know, we're looking at travelers those guys don't really have a lot of time to smoke their cigare