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Reddick wins at Indy to close best month of NASCAR career
"Hyaluronic second wind of the month safely puts him in the NASCAR Cup playoffs Reddick started on the pole and survived two restarts leading 38 laps to win the Verizon 200 at the brickyard in overtime Two rookies Austin Cedric and Harrison Burton were second and third Chase Elliott who finished well back maintains the top spot in the point standings
Elliott holds off LaJoie, giving Georgian 1st Atlanta win
"Chase Elliott threw a massive block on Corey Lajoie on the final lap at Atlanta Motor Speedway and went on to take the checkered flag under caution as Lajoie hit the wall hard and was relegated to a 21st place finish after being in contention for his first NASCAR Cup Series win Elliott said he was in a tough spot but it was the final lap and the win was on the line Lajoie said he had to make his move because his team doesn't usually get a chance to go to victory lane Following Elliott to the finish was Ross Chastain in second and Austin syndrome and third I'm Jerry
Reddick wins at Road America for 1st NASCAR Cup victory
"Tyler Reddick's crew put him on chase Elliott's bumper coming off the final pit stop at road America and within a handful of laps he had run Elliott down past him and led the final 16 to seize his first NASCAR Cup Series victory Not only one times before Redick had tried 5 times he'd been running up Now his first win locks him into the NASCAR playoffs We got slapped in the face with reality of what cup racing is like And just I've had to learn a lot over the course of these last three years in the Cup Series as a driver Finishing second Elliott congratulated Reddick and said he remembers what it was like to get that first win I'm Jerry
Chase Elliott needs nearly 7 hours to win at Nashville
"Following a two hour delay due to rain at Nashville superspeedway chase Elliott took a gamble on a late race caution staying out when several other drivers pitted for tires The bet paid off as Elliot was able to hold off Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney for the win As bad as we were at the beginning of the race to be able to adjust on it take advantage of the opportunities we had to try to fix it and then to hit on it and to be able to execute after we hit on it to finish the event strong is not an easy thing to do Elliott led the final 34 laps to pick up a second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Bush admitted to making a mistake that likely cost him a shot at the win and finished second I just needed to start throwing fenders and starting to move people around and I didn't get after it Blaney was third I'm Jerry
"8 piece four time geffen cool bar the defending World Series champion braves won their 11th straight game beating the pirates 5 to three Adam Duvall Homer twice and drove in three while starter Kyle Wright struck out 7 over 6 innings of three run ball to earn the win Other Major League Baseball scores the Giants completed their first sweep of the Dodgers since 2016 with a two zero win Carlos rodon allowed just two hits and struck out 8 over 6 scoreless innings It's just something that you know we want to build off of keep this momentum into tomorrow and these next coming series The Diamondbacks ended the Phillies 9 game winning streak in a 13 to one route handing interim Philly manager rob Thompson his first loss since replacing the fire Joe Girardi Other national league winners the mets brewers rockies and reds In the American League Matt Carpenter went deep twice and drove in 7 as the Yankees pounded the cubs 18 to four correspondent Tom merriam reports The acts who have won 11 straight at home to command early scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first Isaiah kind of falafel and Joey Gallo each hit it to run double Carpenter then blasted his first of the day at three run shot in the second to make it 8 one New York This is a really special group of people in this room It's more than just talent I watch it every day the way they compete Other AL winners the Astros Blue Jays raise Red Sox guardians rangers and Orioles In golf Rory McIlroy finished birdie birdie to hold off Justin Thomas and Tony finau at the RBC Canadian open Here's correspondent Graham agar's The Irish man was tied for the lead with Thomas with just two to play but a two shot swing on the 17th secured the victory his first title defense and his 21st career went on the PGA Tour Going up against guys like JT and Tony and coming out on top That's something to feel really good about Female stole second place with the last whole birdie Thomas claimed third And Daniel Suarez held off Chris buscher to become the first Mexican born driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race in his 195th career start at Sonoma raceway Geffen kuba AP sports
Daniel Suárez grabs historic NASCAR Cup Series win at Sonoma
"Daniel Suarez said last week that his luck has been so bad lately that he didn't think anyone would pick him to win but everything changed on Sunday at Sonoma raceway as he became the first Mexican born driver to get a win in the NASCAR Cup Series Which is a special day I have always seen California's as my second home and to be able to get the first victory here is quite special It was a statement victory for Suarez and his trackhouse racing team owned by Justin marks and the rapper Pitbull as he led 47 of the 110 lap race He did it by holding off Chris busher and road course expert Michael McDowell who finished second and third respectively Jerry Jordan Sonoma California
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"And I wouldn't be able to do any of this without him. And I'm glad that we worked together in the past this HR to know how strong this combination can be. So I'm just hopeful that we're just starting to scratch the surface. And we'll keep moving on up. So Kurt as DJ mentioned, right? You've won for four manufacturers 5 different race teams. You find your way to victory lane all the time, but it is the month of May. We are NBC and we're heading up there. I'm actually going up for Indy 500 qualifying this week. You were the last NASCAR star to go up there and give it a shot and I won't lie. I was cheering you on that day. It was an oppressive run inside the top ten. Give us a little insight and what our old buddy Jimmie Johnson's got a face as the 7 time chance starts as any 500. What kind of chance do you give him and what are gonna be his challenges up there at the brickyard open wheel style? Yeah, I'm so happy he's gonna run the 500. The pageantry, the show, the different feel of that racetrack in the month of May is completely different than the brickyard weekend in July or August when NASCAR goes there. So he'll know how to block all that out. He's a 7 time NASCAR champion. He has tons of IndyCar experience now. He's been on an oval and had his best finish in Texas recently. He's ready. He's ready to do it. He's confident and the team is going to guide him through what he needs to do at Indy. But he has years and years of experience at Andy, and that's what I use my foundation. All right, I'm going to go running IndyCar, but I know this track and I feel confident in what I'm doing. Johnson's going to be a step ahead of where I was. All right, I love it. This is a call in show, so I appreciate you joining us, but we got a fan on the phone, Chandler, you're on with Kurt Busch. Thanks, Steve. And Kurt, I hate to tell you this, but I'm a big fan of your brother, Kyle, but I'm also a fan of you, man. Congratulations at Kansas. So Kurt, you know, this year you have now, you know, this year has started off not the way you, Denny and public expected. You guys wrecked a lot in the past couple of weeks, but now you guys are finally winners this year. What are you guys hoping for the for the season later this year? Yeah, I feel top 5s early. I had four top tens. Things were going, but we were piecing those finishes together with straws. Now the Ross speed is starting to show up..
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"A different line and get out of that dirty air, but they continually put Bubba Wallace in a bad spot. And then at the key moment, they put card in a position where he had to go get up on the wheel and make something happen. They're going to have to fix that. And I'm going to tell you, Steve, it's easy to say, fix it. It's a whole nother thing. Those people over that wall to the ones they believe are the best they have. They don't have a bitch of people that they think are better than that. That group right there. They got to look within themselves. They wouldn't be over pit wall if they're not talented. They just got to find a way to put the pieces together. All right, good news, bad news. We always talk about, oh, you got to get Joe Gibbs Racing support. You got Toyota in your back pocket. This is going to be great. You're going to be good. Now congratulations, you got what you're asked for. So now Joe Gibbs Racing and the pit department at Joe Gibbs Racing needs to put successful pit crews on 6 race cars. That's 30 starting players. 30, men and women that they've decided to go over the wall that are the best 30. That's very, very hard to do. Most teams have a secondary team to develop talent, right? So you look at organizations, RFK has a team down at JTG. You know, everyone has people in other teams to develop, especially with a single log. You can't develop it on Saturday. Xfinity is no good. 5 lug nuts, it's not going to help you. Now Joe gives racing is going to have to make those improvements. And I don't think it's just 23 11. Denny Hamlin's been vocal about his pit crew. Kyle Busch at times have been vocal about his pit crew. So your point, you are absolutely right. It has to improve if they want to continue this trend. But it has to approve across 6 cars. That is very you hope that maybe you can move internally, maybe it's not a teamwork thing, but I'm going to tell you, you know, as a guy who used to try to manage that, you know, I wouldn't want to manage 30 athletes. I mean, that is a lot of people, you're going to have to try to figure out. So, you know, what's interesting is that that's a great point. We have shorter practices than we've ever had. We have guys own cup teams are not getting reps on Saturday. And it's a completely different pit stop than before. Yes. And so how do you, I don't, you can not replicate cars coming down pit road. You can not replicate that pressure. And not being able to do it on a Saturday, that is a great point. And that is something they're going to have to find a way to overhand overcome. And I'm just going to say one other thing that factors in as we see some teams knock off these really incredibly fast stops, then they start noticing those numbers. Oh, when are we going to do that? So we are trying harder to be faster and we know a lot of times as a driver too. You go faster by not trying quite as hard and so I think that that factors in and when you start doing that, then you start making more mistakes. And listen, let me say this. The reason I bring up Joe Gibbs Racing is because they're also not developing talent mid pack. But it's easy to have good at mad pit stop front of 15 because nobody sees 50. But I'm telling you, when you come down one, two, and you're on that split screen. Everybody's gonna know when you lost falls. Well, when we come back, we've got the winner. We got Kurt Busch can't wait to talk to him and see what he has to say, you know, we are just excited to have you all appreciate him coming on. And also after Kurt, we want you guys to call in. Be sure to join the show. Just hearing around the shot, the collaboration is just getting better and they're really honing.
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"Start the head engines Boeing, and all sorts of mechanical failures and things that went wrong. Then he reeled off some really great performances as the last couple of weeks. I think that's a car that put themselves in position enough. Brian patty pulls some great strategy. That's one that could find themselves getting the win. He has two super speedways in terms of Atlanta and Daytona, a proffer. We know he can get it done there. So that's one that sticks out to me. Hate to agree with you. He was lean at Dayton and got Rick. Leading in Atlanta and had a tower blowout. Late in both of those races. I'm gonna throw a name up 'cause they're not even on our graphic. I know who? Brad Keselowski, 31st due to a penalty, zero chance. He makes it to the playoffs on points. It has to be a win. I think he almost tried too hard the last speedway race because he knows it's his chance. I believe if he just he's the brand of old, does his thing, I think he could win Atlanta and Daytona. I'm struggling anywhere else, but the plate races he could win. RFK want to pull. Busher. I mean, it's over. The pole doesn't get you in the playoffs. Yeah, I know, but I'm just saying that. I was taking on you. No, you're right. You're right. That's why I think this is so hard to call just when you look at this. There's just elements. There's a parody here that we don't, I don't know if we've experienced before on conventional track for the part that's crazy. So we got one minute. Let's get uncomfortable. Who's having the year worse than we expect and are definitely not making the playoffs. Give me one name. Not gonna make it Cole Custer. Cole Custer, three Stewart host cars above the cut line, Cole Custer well below. Is it circumstances or does this team need something to change? I think they need something to change. They're vastly behind their teammates there. I just think that's a tough spot to be in. They haven't shown me the ability to go up there and do what chase Briscoe did at Phoenix or. And I've had some good runs, but I just don't think it closed out. I'll go quick, ty Dillon, 80 points behind his teammate below what I expected. I thought he'd be closer to the 43. I know he's new back to the Cup Series. They got to find something on the 42. Yeah, I'm going to go with Bubba Wallace, but what we talked about 23 11 earlier, they're struggling. I thought Bubba Wallace at 23 11 for the second year would move himself forward, but so far hasn't been able to. Kansas, heading to Kansas, a mile and a half low grip. Maybe it's Reddick, maybe somebody else. Maybe someone will upset the playoff field. Thanks for joining NASCAR America..
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"Have a concern that to your point, right? I have a lot of Moneyball. We're not getting a money ball at that point. Come on. You might get a restart or late something like that, but I believe, to your point, I've seen caution seem to dwindle opportunity seem to dwindle this race is starting to look more and more like NASCAR the past, but I don't know. I don't know. I'm a believer. Moneyball, baby. Let's see. Well, listen, there's a second car at petty GMS, and that is ty Dillon. We're going to get to him in a minute, but first we're going to go to the calls. You're on NASCAR, America, motorboats, Mike. Yeah, I was just wondering with all this talk of four road course races in the playoffs. You were starting a team today. Would you hire a driver, that was way better on the road courses just to guarantee you get into the playoffs. Thank you for taking my call. That's a great question, Mike. I'm going to say that Jeff Burton two years ago saw the schedule and he goes, man, Austin centric is the new man on the steam because AJ armen dinger, like the guys that always ran up front and he would be putting his weight behind. I was waiting for the new car. This is a crazy thing to say, but you know what I've learned is that some are better at road courses than others. But this field and the guys that are in the Cup Series, they're dang good everywhere. Like I don't think so to Mike's point, two separate points. Can we all agree that I don't think there's a non NASCAR road course ringer that could come in and outrun the current NASCAR drivers in their own vehicles? Okay. So if that's the case, I do believe that looking at available drivers and people that move around, road courses, Jeff, I would value more if I was a team president on who I was hiring. I would make sure that you love them. And if you're not great at them, you're willing to admit it and work on being better. Because I think they'll have the talent. It's more of a time and effort. I think that's the key. I think you can't when I started racing, you just did it. You know, you put some work into it, but you couldn't allocate a lot of resources to it, and you just had two races, and it was part of a point system in which it all got melded together. And you just did the best you could do. But you can't do that now. It's way too many in the series. And you can't, you don't have to be the best at it, but you can't be the worst at it either. You got to least be average. You can't be worse than average. And if you are, then you're a liability. Yeah, I don't even think, you know, I think even choosing a driver to say like, oh, they're predominantly good at road courses. Like, to me, that's actually knowing the breadth of talent out there that are able to drive across a numerous different tracks, I just don't think that's a choice that really is even available to you in a lot of respects because or even a smart choice in that sense. When you look at this schedule now in modern day NASCAR, you've got to raise some super speedways, mile and a half's mile ovals, dirt track, road courses. I mean, it's one of the most diverse schedules in all worldwide motor sports. So to be a champion or top level cup driver, you've got to be good at everything. You've got to find a way. There is no write offs now, right? There is no, you just go and do that. It's like, no, no, no. That's a chance. That's an opportunity, and there's so much of it that you've got to just be good at everything. And I think these days, drivers know that when you look at drivers are coming through trucks, through extending, working and manufacturer programs where they're in simulators doing every type of racing. They're driving other types of race cars. You look at William Byron go ahead and driving late models just to get wins. Everyone is learning that you just have to be driving and being good. You have to be good everywhere. You may not have a weakness. You're right, but there is still one name that's not full-time in cup that I think would instantly move the needle on a cup team. I'm there. Hey gentlemen, yeah. I think he's happy to call. I don't think he wants to be a cop. I think if he did, he'd be in college. But I'm just, you know, the magic 8 ball crystal ball, the new manufacturer of the new owner comes in and he has a pile of money and came to me and he said, hey, we're gonna have a four car team. I don't even know if there's an a geometry or a two car T four car team. I'd be like, you need to go find out however much money it takes for you. I think here's why, because he's gonna be in charge of our road course program. Everybody's gonna run what he runs. And if you gave him 7 shots, I feel really good about at least a win out of the 7. I mean, he's just or sex him and he's fine, I'll do it for half what he'll do it for. Two points. Dinger is the one guy that shows up on Saturday Sunday. Part time and he's at the end of all it's unbelievable. I hope, and this is against anybody else, but I hope he can be the full-time driver at colleague next year in that car. I know, because I think that everything that he's done in his career, I think he makes colleague better in the Xfinity series, and I think you're making better in the Cup Series. I just do. I think he's earned it. Yeah. I think he's earned. If he wants it, I think he absolutely. Yeah, I think he's earned it what he's done on the race track. What he's done off the racetrack. I know it's more complicated than that, but I hope if that's what he wants. Yeah, I think you said. But I think it colleague, they're kind of hey, man, like it's grand. I think that is different than some other, some other owners, he couldn't be as comfortable. He couldn't be as happy, but I think in college he could have a good time at the Cup Series. They all have a good time. It's a completely different vibe over there than it is everywhere else. I think it would make a lot of sense for everybody. No, it's quite the identity. Not as agent, by the way. So the answer, Mike's question, I guess the answer is yes, you would pick a driver who's good at road courses. I do. If his name was AJ, almond dinger. All right. Listen, a lot to break down on the playoffs. It's pretty chaotic around the cut line. If you want to see some chaos though, I hope you turned into The Kentucky Derby because Rutledge and our buddy Dale junior, the interviewed some superstars and it went crazy. Dale, I know we've checked everything on our bucket list, but I didn't know there was extras. This is.
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"How do you and your team deal with that? You can not take a step back and say it's okay because it's not. If your teammates want two races and you have it, that's not okay for you and your team. It doesn't mean you're failing. It just means you're not doing as well as they are. So how do you do it? That's the key. How do you stay focused? How do you and your team move the ball forward to go get that win? I think they're doing a lot of things right. I think that they can win races. They just can't get in their own heads. The worst thing they can do is be looking over their shoulder. What are they doing? What are they doing? They need to focus on them. And I think if they do that, they're going to be just fine. And I think Suarez has two key people that can help him with that. First is his owner. I think Justin marks is a race car driver. He's built this remarkable race team to some unconventional means of leasing a car a year ago buying a team. He's definitely gone about it his own way. He's in his corner, and I think Travis Mac is crew chiefs in his corner. And we've seen Travis be very creative when he was Xfinity series crew chief with Michael Annette, gobbled up some stage points, knowing that points were his manner in and I will say that what Travis lacks in experience, I think he makes backup in leadership. I think he naturally is a leader of the team. He's very good on the radio. He kind of commands the organization and I think if you're somebody like Suarez, that just takes a little edge off that you know this guy and your ear has your back and believes you can get there. So I think that's going to help them out a lot. And I know it's been said a lot, but how about track house possibly having two cars in the playoffs? What an unbelievable job, a whole organization when we shift to just who they're around on that cut line that you were alluding to earlier, RCR. What about Dylan? He's just about. There we go. Where are we? Where were we? Two RCR cars. We're right there fighting each other to get into the playoffs. And now here we are a year later and we're in a similar situation, which is just so wild, you know, you look at this organization, you think about how well Reddick is running, Austin right there as well. I mean, it looks like they're just always in position to be capitalizing all the way and yet here, both their cars are sitting there and I think some of that might be, you have a track.
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"So there's two sides to every conversation. Yes. You know what Ross Chastain has and what he's winning with with a brand new race car. That's a super important. The downside is you know exactly what's beating you. And that's a real problem. Jeff, you've had teammates that have beat you in the past and the unfortunate part is you knew what they had. I was like that with Jimmie Johnson. You know, it can swirl and spin. Now, the good thing for Daniel Suarez is I believe Justin marks, Pitbull, ty Norris. Everyone over there, Travis Mack, his crew chief, you know, he seems like he has a lot of support, which he has been vocal about. Some of the teams in the past he didn't feel wanted. We've heard no ripple of that. It's like, I think he feels like he belongs there. That will hopefully kind of get him over the hump of this pressure, but I believe Chastain winning has turned the heat up on Suarez, even if it's internally just himself. I think he's pressing harder than he was when he was running better. I think the other interesting thing is just where you pointed out where he's 18 points below the cut line. So he's in that area of very feasibly doing this on points. Just in one race, he could find himself flipping into the playoffs, basically on points right now. So depending on who wins that race. But I think they're right in that conversation. And so that becomes a really, I just believe a tricky position when you talk to some of these teams and crew chiefs who, you know, they got their goal. We want to go win a race. Absolutely, we want to win a race. It's our goal. We need to win a race. But when you get later and later and you're right on that cut line at some point, you've got to think about points. You've got to think about like, hey, do we need to take a risk, right, to go and go for that win, or is it more important that this car finds itself in the playoffs to go get that win, right? And I think, you know, to him, one that probably is oddly a race that got away was coda, right? They were by far one of the fastest cars there. His teammate goes and wins it. That's the days that you talk about that pressure. It's not even external pressure as much as it's like, that could have been me, you know? That's the pressure. You need your mind. So I think they have all the capability of going and getting the win. But they're going to be himself. And that team are going to be tasked with making decisions about that point situation versus going for win. Yeah, I don't care who you are. I don't care how many races you won. If your teammates have a more success than you are, it puts pressure on you. The most important thing is, how do you handle it? And.
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"A great race car driver. I mean, he won two championships on Saturday in the Xfinity series for two different organizations. I mean, he knows how to get it done. And I just wonder, you know, there's already so much pressure to get your first. To go places that they talk about you being well, only makes it worse. We talk about enjoying with Eric O'Malley. I think he's going to go somewhere where he's not the topic of conversation. And it's going to line up with a good car, maybe some good breaks and boom. He's going to find himself a bit drilling. A future superstar in this sport in my opinion. I think he's a guy that's going to win multiple races a year for many years to come. And I think, listen, he's going to run well this week. I don't think there's any question he's going to run well. I don't ever say this guy's going to win. It made me pick somebody. You know, if you look at who he's got to be, he's got his work cut out for you. But he's proven, he hasn't proven he can do it because he hasn't won a race yet, but he's proven he can put himself in position. And that's what you have to do. That's how you win races most people that win races and win them for a long time in their career put themselves in position over and over and over. And then they get their win. And then another one comes after they put themselves in position over and over and over. That's how it works. And that's what he's doing. A win, I'm not going to say it wins coming because I've seen these things happen where they run up front and never happens. But it's certainly feels like it's around the corner and it could certainly be this week. If we go another couple of weeks though. And this 8 car has not won. I think it's a bit of, okay, what's going on? This is a problem, because you can be, you can run it from all day long, but you've got to win races to lock yourself in the playoffs to go fight for a championship. That just to me would be like, there can be a panic moment. Okay, but let me just counter this. It's easy to say because I've had this conversation about many drivers. Okay, so Tyler Reddick's going to win. So that means he's going to beat William Byron Ross Chastain, chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano. That's a pretty long list. Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson chase Briscoe Kyle Busch, Austin centric, all winners this year. My.
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"Won. With a very good car. Harvick and Almirola are in uphill battle for Cole Custer. We're gonna get to Cole Custer a little bit later. Let's just talk Almirola plus 25. I think emotionally I'm rooting for Eric I'm rolling to make it. I love to see him get one more shot at the playoffs, but it is going to be a stressful summer because I just don't see victory lane. So now you're talking about protecting points against two strong chevrolets between Austin Dillon and Tyler Reddick. And I think he's impressed me with this new car in that, you know, you look at last season how much they struggled in that ten car, right? The last generation of that car, you know, that team without that winning New Hampshire, it was a bit of a disaster of a season for the ten. And coming to this season, he's been remarkably consistent. He's roasted occasion and his final year, you know, very easy with a new car and all the change and all the things you have to do differently as a driver and the amount of homework and effort you've got to put into being good in this new car and all the things you've got to learn. No answer final season, all the distractions that come with that, I think that could be an easy sort of excuse, but they have not had that. He is absolutely risen as the occasion been wildly consistent. And I think he's put himself in a great position to make these playoffs. So I want to flip that final season. I had one. I knew I was leaving a year before my last year started. And I thought it was my best year. And I didn't think I was conservative or holding back, but I was just like, that's a joy. Let's have fun. And that was my best having fun. Jeff, you were a driver, you've seen drivers come, go, is there anything that says Eric just wanted to be good for so long, the pressure built up. And now he knows it's his final years. Is there any chance he's just he's still prepared? I'm not saying he doesn't want her to not prepare, but you think he's maybe just having more fun being a professional race car driver and leaving it all in the racetrack? I mean, I hope that's what it is. I mean, he still likes to raise. He just wants to be home with his kids. And so, you know, knowing he was going to raise this last year. Everybody in his family knows it. They're all or no he's going to spend more time at home. So I'm sure the whole family's like, hey, go get yourself, right? Go get all you can. But also, and I made the comments Stewart Haas isn't where they need to be. I said that in regard to dominating races like our customer to Harvick. But they've done a nice job to your point. And he's been extremely consistent. And listen, that's who he is. I mean, Eric Amarillo is not going to go win you 7 races in a year. He's going to pop you a win, get another win and just not make mistakes. Right. That's his strength. There's nothing wrong with that. There's this strength and he needs to play.
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"Even just the road courses. It's now a super speedway. You took away a place that was Kevin Harvick spot. Harvey became a term at that racetrack. So you take some of those away from him as the tracks change as this schedule becomes more diverse. I just think that does not play his strengths or the 14 strengths. And so if you, I believe they'll make it, but if they don't, that would be my reasoning why. So let's peek ahead a little bit though. You mentioned tracks. Worldwide technology, he's Harvard so good at Phoenix. It's Phoenix esque, two different ends, flat tracks, agree or disagree that that's a type of track Harvick will run well at. Well, Stewart Haas in general seems to run well there. And I think Kevin, anytime he goes somewhere new, I think that's a strength for Kevin Harvick. He's just so adaptable. I think that track is going to throw, I think it's going to be a complete wrinkle because a lot of people run that track, but not since they started putting the resin down. And the resin completely changed that racetrack and the way you race it. So the guys that have run the truck series lately, I think, will have a distinct advantage going to that racetrack. And who are they? And some guys, you know, it's Harrison. It's all those guys that were running trucks a few years ago. I think those guys immediately go there, knowing exactly what to expect and a lot of other guys are going to have to learn it. Now, listen, they're the best in the world. Take a look. But it is going to be different than what they ran 5 years ago. He also has two wins in the Xfinity there. Get away. So look at you. Yeah. I'm going to say that I care about myself, but I have a little birdie. It's going to be some great stats. I want to look smart, I can. You would have scored well on the SAT with that earpiece in. There's no doubt. Hubble right behind what call it, you know, maybe the Cinderella favorite, you know, Eric Amarillo final year currently sits inside the playoffs a year ago, he made the playoffs with a shocking, dominant win in New Hampshire, but still shocking. I don't think anybody had them had him on their fantasy team when he went and shot the world at New Hampshire. You know, he's plus 25 and we mentioned Stewart Haas as aware of that, and I would do want to point this out. A name you don't see on here, chase Briscoe. He.
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"Through 30 Jeff. We've taken the ten guys out that have won, we talk about them enough. Let's start with the first guy. Well, let's start with this. Currently 6 seats for non winners. 12 races to go. Will we have guys make it to the playoffs on points? Yes, we will have guys make it into the playoffs and points, but only two and at the max three. I think it's going to be maybe my guess is two guys that are going to get in on points. And the reason I'm saying that is we have some very unique races coming up and the rest of the schedule. We have four road courses. We have two super speedway races. That's half of the races we have coming up in non traditional racetrack. And also worldwide technology speedway. I've never been there before with cup cars. So a lot of unknowns, a lot of row courses, super speedway races. I think that mixes up the field even more. So yes, I don't think we get 17 winners, but I think we'll get two guys making it on point. Parker I like his number. I got three more winners. I like two or three Jeff and I are in alignment on that. I believe that not only the variety of the track, but the other reason I'll say that, are there are names I could easily put in victory lane. Like William, excuse me, Ryan Blaney, Truex. I know it's been a long time since Harvard, but they're looking better. Christopher Bell, Reddick, you know, there are real names left that I don't think winning is a complete long shot. But I can't find 6. So here's my thing. I just want to be a counterpoint to both of you in that I believe we could see 16 winners or even more because when you look at what this new car is provided, even on our traditional ovals, you're seeing a car like an Eric Jones at 43, B in the conversation running in the top 5 late in these races. Ricky said house junior, you know what? Darlington and at Dover is up there in the top 5. You have Justin Haley and I call a car. I mean, I start to list some of these names that you then add in the expected ones, like you said, Blaney, Truex, bell Harvick, Reddick, we all assume Reddick's gonna win a race here soon. It's like, you know, he's similar to Denny Hamlin. It's always Denny Hamlin's here for championship. It's always red X race to win until he finally does, right? So it's gonna happen eventually. But when I look at that, you put those races that you say are non traditional in your four road courses plus two soups be ways. Yes, that opens a lot of opportunity, but I just feel like with this car, we've seen teams that I wouldn't traditionally say are solid points, contenders to make it into a playoffs, being conversation late in races in the top 5 where they're in position to maybe snap up a win. All right, so taking that opinion and moving it forward, you think it could be all wins. I think we agree a few on points, but not a lot. I think it's worth going down the seat or going down the list and see who is in trouble for a seat. Can we all thank Ryan Blaney between points and wins. We feel pretty good about Ryan Blaney's situation. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. We're gonna move quick through the non controversial ones. Truex, any concern. So I'm willing.
Chase Elliott wins at Dover to snap 26-race winless streak
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"nascar cup" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Track house relatively new. Track house Suarez, and new winner Ross Chastain. Where do you see them on the grade list? They show great interest in the subject. They should. I see it right here. I had that too for us chef. He studies all the time. They seem to, because they continue to show up and be competitive. We heard Corey say here and talk about having a book on these racetracks and understanding simulation and all that stuff. I don't see these guys as a Hendrick. I don't see these guys, you know, that guy that's in there week in and week out, getting all that time, all that extra tutoring that Corey was talking about almost here. So, you know, I think they've done. And let's be clear. They didn't start a new team. They bought an organization and absorbed two teams to come. And there's been a lot made about that. They started a new team and look how they run. They started new team. They bought an existing organization. Another team DJ that just expanded to two cars this year, 23, 11 racing, Kurt Busch, and Bubba Wallace. Bubba had the great run at Daytona with his second place finish there. But has struggled pretty much everywhere else. And they had a tower will come off and so they lost crew chief for a while, so and Kurt Busch, he's run really well, but I'm not sure that he hasn't had the worst look. I don't have the list, so I'm not sure where to put it. But as far as his. He just had bad racing look. Along the way. He's had some decent runs and put himself in position, Kurt has. And I think that's only going to get better for him. Let's go to another big team. Joe Gibbs Racing. I'll just throw out what I've got here, because I love Kyle says, I love these terms. I've got Kyle Busch and my effort improving category. You're coming off the win at Bristol. What do you guys make of Gibbs in their progress? I've got them in my working below ability, not working up to ability level at all periods. For true. He was a distant third. He was a Richard Petty third, Daytona when they had the big wreck on the backstretch. And the camera couldn't find him. If that would have been Daytona, that camera guy would not have found Kyle Busch. You know what I mean? That's how far back he was. It was a half mile track, so I happened a lot faster. But if that have been two and a half Daytona, just go back and watch 79, 500. When they couldn't find Richard pay because he was so far back and he won the race. That's not your ability. These guys should be running up front. They should be up there contending. Week in and week out. Danny said on this show, just because I won Richmond, we're not back. And I think it continues to show. They're below what we consider the Gibbs standard, or what I consider the Gibbs standard. So they're not working up to a building. Yeah. I have to agree. I mean, the two races that they won there with Kyle Busch and Denny. They were solid top three top four drivers and cars in those particular races. They found ways to win. So that's a good thing. When you can do that, you always say, you run the top 5 enough, you'll find a way to win some of these. And so they've done that. Christopher Bell, I think is run extremely well, but it's kind of goes back to the same thing as I look at last year, just finding ways to finish things off. He is so talented, but he just seems like there's different things. And as Martin directs run, all the races, I don't know, it's been kind of not a lot more true. That's Doja. He's so talented, but they haven't, they've missed it a lot at a lot of tracks. And I don't put it on the driver. It's just his name is on the door. And that's who we look at as the driver. And because I know he can drive anything anytime anywhere, but these cars aren't performing for him right now. Definitely some questions there. All right, one more I've got RFK racing. Brad Keselowski did a media availability today and I had this team in my needs to assume responsibility. That's what I did. Brett came out and just said, look, a lot of this is on me and you talked about being in meetings and making big changes and making big decisions and how he's kind of evolved into that role. Yeah. And listen, that's a tough role. That's a tough role. And I go back to personal experience of trying to run a race team that you've got a team driver that's another driver that basically works for you and you're trying to give him good stuff and give you good stuff and move the ball down the field at the same time and look to where you need to be next year and the year after that and partners and the business and all it's a tough, it's a tough piece that a tough job that Brad Kozlowski has bit off. And I think they've done admirable, but I think we expected a lot more. And I think that's part of it. But he takes responsibility. So I give him that. A pat him on the back for that. Yeah. Yeah, I mean, it is. He put it perfectly. I mean, it is so difficult to do that. In any level, but to take over all of that ownership and put yourself in that position on a weekly basis is very difficult and then to do your job as the driver, that makes it more difficult. Well, certainly Brad looking this weekend is a big opportunity. For sure. We come back on the other side here on motor mouse. We'll talk a little Talladega heading into this weekend as NASCAR.
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"That one phone call. What a story. I mean, that's tremendous. And so much of many things like that that Jimmy's not only for competitors, I like yourself, but for people that community that he came from. So it's just a very caring guy, along with being an outstanding driver and only hope that he can go up and have a great month of May. And so to put a period on the story, I don't know if he helped you out on this, but when Jimmie Johnson announced he's going to retire from the number 48, you kind of threw your name in the hat, I guess, put your name in the hat with Rick Hendrick. Well, if you don't ask, the answer is always no. Did I think I had a remote shot at getting in that car? Absolutely not, right? But I wanted to figure out something to stand out because I do feel like in the right situation with the right people. I could be, you know, a race winning cup guy. I would love to think so. And I think that you see a lot of guys, Alex Bowman's a great example of guys who have grinded out, get a shot with a great team and succeed. So yeah, I called Jimmy. I said, hey, what can I do? I don't want to do some phony social media thing. Hashtag and funny enough, we want to go watch Hamilton the play on Broadway, right? And they're big about writing notes, and I was like, I got pretty cool cursive handwriting. Let me Rick Hendrick a nose. What he said. So I asked Jimmy if that was a good day. He goes, yeah, dude. So I handed it to him at a Hall of Fame night. He might not have read. You might have crumpled up a photo of the trash, but it caught a little traction on social media and like I said, man, the answer is always know if you don't ask, but it's sort of came full circle. We run Hendrick motors in our spire motor sports Chevy car. So man, you never know what bridge you got across and I'm still going to still grind and they let me show up and drive that thing every week. Which is a great guy too, and he did read your letter and had nice things to say about it. And very appreciative of that. That I know that. So you're not come from similar backgrounds in that are dead, dads were very successful racers. Help hindrance, I always get that question though. I never found a negative side to my dad. Oh, then the fact that I was never going to live up to everything that he accomplished. But I always thought that as a positive thing, but how has that been for you and talking about racing continuing to this day? Yeah, I know. I've been a part of some conversations on the other side of the phone that my dad turned down several cup rides because he knew the time commitment it would be away from away from our family. So dad enjoyed being a Saturday guy, winning race is one in championships 96 and 7. And for me to be able to race in the Cup Series now for 6 years, hopefully can get the little joy name in victory lane on a Sunday afternoon is my ultimate goal because I know what my dad gave up, right? And so for me to be able to do that and raise a family of my own around the garage, miles mango is to win a Cup Series race and it's a light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully the tunnel is not too long, but it's certainly a grind, but I think it's possible. I've got both of you here, so I'll just ask 'cause I'm curious because you said it DJ mean help or hindrance and I look at it and think it's always got to be help. I mean put the cries of nepotism aside, which I'm sure you're going to hear, but is it ever a hindrance? Because you're so ingrained in an industry where it's so important to make connections and be able to talk to people and be able to lead on people for help. Man, I can go a lot of different ways with it, but I look at guys like Matt Martin, who Matt Mark, if your dad, why wouldn't you give every single opportunity to your kid to race? Him and I grew up with the same age, race and bandoleros. He had, he was sponsored by Gatorade. When I was 12, I want to be Matt Martin when I grow up. And almost burned him out, you know? So my dad gave me just enough. He knew what buttons to push to keep me motivated and knew what to piss me off enough to I put my head down and get to work. And I think one of the common misconceptions is that I'm sure you're the same way is that my dad gave me everything. I was working with the best people driving the best cars when my dad they went the swung the pendulum the other one. He was like, man, I'm going to make you work on your own cars. I'm going to make you cultivate relationships. That way, when you get to Sunday, you can get the job done. Yeah. Much the same way. Yeah, I mean, people just assume that our dads were successful race drivers, they had plenty of money, so they set us up and it was far from that. You know, I didn't know anything about a race car and started building started working on them and learned that from the ground up. I also ran the business. I'm sure you did too. You found sponsorship and you paid the bills. And that's what we did. Yeah. Certainly interesting story. I can't relate, but I love hearing about it. I think the fans do as well. And I think we've got some more questions on the phones here on motormouth. Let's talk to James. James, you're on with Corey Lajoie. What do you have for Cory today? Hey, Corey, how you doing? And I wanted to ask after 14th place finish at Daytona, as well as your 5th place on the newly configured Atlanta Motor.
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Ross Chastain bangs Trackhouse Racing into 1st victory lane
"Ross just a would not be denied this first ever NASCAR Cup series win no matter how hard the other competitors raced him slammed into him or try to take advantage at every corner of the twenty turn certainly the Americas in Austin my mom's here and she's just supported me a lot of the whole way that was the closest I came to crying after the race and just now I'm just thinking about she doesn't get to come to as many as she wants to on the final lap AJ Allmendinger mock testing out of the way but it wasn't far enough to keep him from returning the favor as Alex Bowman tried to avoid the chaos Allmendinger go around in turn nineteen of chest pains bumper as Bowman tried to go wide he would finish second S. chest thing pass them both for the win Christopher bell finished third Jerry Jordan Austin Texas
Larson holds off Dillon, Suarez for NASCAR win at Fontana
"Defending NASCAR Cup series champion collars and was back to his winning ways at auto club speedway in California as he powered to the front of the field late in the race and held off numerous challenges for the lead one that even resulted in him causing his teammate chase Elliott hit the outside wall and fall back into the field I had around so I went to peel off and as soon as I peeled off my spotter John outside outside outside and I had no clue he was even coming Larson led a total of four times on the day for twenty eight laps in his win locks him into NASCAR playoffs to defend his title following Larson to the checkered flag in second was Austin Dillon who overcame an early pit road speeding penalty to pick up his best finish since two thousand and twenty rounding out the top three was Erik Jones I'm Jerry Jordan
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"nascar cup" Discussed on The Final Lap
"That to me is the only negative in my mind to work and understand what's going on because let's be honest, I couldn't understand it for a while. Because I was watching it without sound a little while. And I was really confused. So I know that they have a lot of fans at home that are definitely the same boat. Absolutely. We're on with Justin Allgaier a couple more questions here for part one of our two part interview with him. We'll do part two next week. Nashville superspeedway coming up this weekend. It's been a while for Xfinity, since you guys have been there, I think, like, ten years now, right? It has been a while. It's a great facility. I missed the fact that we don't go there anymore. I felt like Nashville is a great market for us and I really, really felt like it was a place we needed to be. And when we lost that race on the schedule, I was pretty bummed about it, right? But I'm loving the fact that we got every going again. National is thriving as a city to begin with. So I'm excited to get back, get the racetrack, fans seem to be excited. About the event which I think is great. Haven't come and truck and having the whole shebang there is going to be a lot of fun. And I just hope that we can go there. We can put on a good show. I hope everything goes smoothly and it works, but I think that it's going to be a great advantage and I look forward to getting back there and having some experience because I'm one of the few guys in the infinity series that might actually even have some last stretch. So that hope we will pay into my favor and we go out there and ask about that. Absolutely. I actually looked it up. You got 6 races under your belt there, three top 5s and a pole. Do you think some of those truck and Cup Series guys are going to be coming to you for maybe some advice? Probably not. But I'll keep all the information I can keep. But it's going to have changed. Eventually since the last time we ran at a national. So it will be interesting to see what they drive like how they drive what the challenges are. But I do think that you've got a lot of information, a lot of really smart teams that are going to go after it. And I'm excited to see what actually happened. All right, we've got more from Justin Allgaier, but you're going to have to wait till next week's program to check it all out. Justin hang tight for a second. And this is the final app weekly. The final lap dot com. This is the final lap weekley. All right, we are back for a second week with Justin Allgaier. I think this is the first time we're ever doing this. So, you know, leave it to Justin to be a first on the program for a two part interview. Hey, I love it. Never a dull moment when we come on with you and be part of it. Thanks for having me on again. Even though it's the same conversation as last week's thanks for having me on again. All right, so the next gen NASCAR is coming for the Cup Series. Are you hearing anything coming down the pike for you guys? There's a lot of unknowns with that, right? You know, I would say that from a budget and realistic standpoint, the Xfinity series right now is kind of thrive on some of the equipment that is. Turned over, I guess if you will from the Cup Series side,.
"nascar cup" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Absolutely. Absolutely. All right, so let's go over your season so far. Not too shabby two wins, 5 top 5, 7 top tens, and even a stage win, so I'm sure you're pretty happy, but at the same time, you know, you want more. That's what race car drivers do, right? Well, we always got more. Absolutely. But you know what's interesting about the conversation that we just had was one of the things that I think has been very interesting is outside of those top 5s and top tens and the two big wins, there's been a lot of bad, right? Crashes, things not going our way. Things just didn't work out, whatever. And it's very, very interesting because the highs have been really hard, but the lows have also been very low. And it's been interesting for us this year. But on the other hand, our race shop do you most part? Not for lack of speed, right? We've been pumping out great race cars and I mentioned my kind of shortcomings this year of having bad luck, but it's been a collective as an organization. We've unfortunately crashed a lot of cars. We've had a lot of heartbreak as a whole. And the thing that I love know about our organization is nobody's ever quit, right? Nobody's ever thrown in the white towel. Everybody's just kept their head down. Kevin, push themselves along and ultimately putting us in good position. And I thought we had one this past weekend. Rain really good. But you know it's the nature of the beast. And we got to just keep our head down and keep going after it. And hopefully, hopefully the winds keep coming. Yeah, absolutely. I'm sure like you said, not a lack of speed. Does this here feel different as the fans are slowly getting back to the racetrack? There's got to be a better vibe about it. Oh, way better vibe. And we've had this conversation fans are fans are truly what this sport is all about. And they're the lifeblood of our sport. And I don't think any of us realize until middle of 2020, how much we would ever miss that until it wasn't there, right? Yeah. And yeah, I know there's been drivers in the past that have had their scuffles. I would say with the media with fans, right? Not wanting to go do appearances are not going to go somewhere on grass, whatever it may be. And I feel like through all of this, even those guys, even the ones that wasn't their favorite part of what we did on a weekend, we got basis. They've even realized it, right? And we've all changed our approach. I think we've seen a lot of things that have definitely changed for the good. As far as that goes. And I just think that as racer, we've all realized how important the fans are. None of us want to go back to an NFT and empty facility go raising and I can promise you that. So keep doing what you do and as long as we keep doing the right things as a society, right and keep the COVID numbers down and as we have been, I think that we'll get back to normal or at least somewhat normal here in the near future and life will be good. From this past weekend, what are your thoughts on the all star race format? It seems like whatever you throw at Kyle Larson, it doesn't matter. I mean, it was a completely randomized kind of race with all the inversions and stages and I'm sorry segments. And he still won. The guy's good. I mean, there's no question in that. He's good. But I think we obviously have ties Android but as far as junior versus and one of the things that I love is the fact that one point in that race and majority of these races here these last few weeks, they've been one, two, three, one, two, three, four, one, two. Any way you slice it, they've had all four cars up front, each and every week. Kyle's obviously gotten the notoriety because he's been going to victory lane. But as a whole fan, their company is just firing on all its owners, the Chevrolet camp has been knocking it out of the park and that's a huge absolutely huge. But you know, personally, I wasn't a fan of the all star race. I don't know why just something about the race just knew I really liked it last year Bristol. So not the Texas is a bad racetrack, not that not that it was a bad race because I think at certain points, especially those that final stage man, it was a bar burner at the end there with those guys being side by side, trying to battle it out. But you know, I liked Bristol last year. I have a hard time separating myself from that and so I hope that I like Bristol, right? Bristol number one on my list of favorite tracks. I'm biased. But you know, I hope the fans enjoyed it. I don't know if they did or not. But it was definitely different this year. I like the format last year a little bit better. I think from media perspective, we had a tough time with the format because it was really, really hard to explain. And if it's hard to explain, it's probably hard to understand. Yeah, and I think that that's something that is let's be honest, right? Nobody wants to, nobody wants to see somebody run around in last, right, because they think that they're going to catch an invert at the right time. Ultimately try to get to the front at the last stage, right? But on the alien too, you're right. I think our fans are our fans are smart, but nobody wants to have to try to work to understand something, right? When they're in the middle of watching a race. This is an entertainment sport, right? And we want to put on a good race. We want to be entertaining. But that's why fans love entertainment, right? They go to the movies, they go to a bar, they go to watch a race, they go to a football game, whatever it is. They do it because they can kind of veg out, separate themselves from everything else that's going on and just relax and have fun and enjoy it, right?.
"nascar cup" Discussed on The Final Lap
"The <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> final lap with Carey <Speech_Music_Male> Murphy <SpeakerChange> is on. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> We continue <Speech_Music_Male> our look at the top <Speech_Music_Male> 16 playoff drivers <Speech_Male> of the 2021 <Speech_Music_Male> NASCAR <Speech_Music_Male> racing season, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> and coming at <Speech_Music_Male> number 7 is Ryan Blaney, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> who racked <Speech_Music_Male> up three wins <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> this year, <Speech_Music_Male> 11 top 5s, <Speech_Music_Male> 20 top tens, <Speech_Music_Male> <SpeakerChange> and he <Speech_Male> led 423 <Speech_Music_Male> laps. <Speech_Music_Male> Yeah, I thought it was a <Speech_Music_Male> good year <Speech_Music_Male> for us. <Speech_Music_Male> You know, <Speech_Male> we had three wins <Speech_Male> like he said and <Speech_Male> executed really well, <Speech_Music_Male> and <Speech_Male> honestly, I thought <Speech_Music_Male> we kind of <Speech_Music_Male> could have won two or three more, <Speech_Music_Male> just <Speech_Music_Male> didn't happen, but <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> I definitely thought <Speech_Music_Male> it was a probably <Speech_Music_Male> the strongest year we've <Speech_Music_Male> had. <Speech_Music_Male> Drive <Speech_Male> personally had <Speech_Music_Male> from just <Speech_Music_Male> a win <Speech_Male> perspective. <Speech_Male> The shame <Speech_Male> the way it ended. <Speech_Male> I thought we had a good <Speech_Male> shot of making it to Phoenix <Speech_Male> and then just <Speech_Male> that's the way racing goes. <Speech_Music_Male> But <Speech_Music_Male> yeah, a <Speech_Music_Male> really good year and <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> I definitely thought <Speech_Music_Male> it was a probably <Speech_Music_Male> the strongest year we've <Speech_Music_Male> had. <Speech_Music_Male> Drive <Speech_Male> personally had <Speech_Music_Male> from just <Speech_Music_Male> a win <Speech_Male> perspective. <Speech_Male> The shame <Speech_Male> the way it ended. <Speech_Male> I thought we had a good <Speech_Male> shot of making it to Phoenix <Speech_Male> and then just <Speech_Male> that's the way racing goes. <Speech_Music_Male> But <Speech_Music_Male> yeah, a <Speech_Music_Male> really good year and <Speech_Music_Male> excited <Speech_Music_Male> kind of bittersweet, you know, <Speech_Music_Male> the end with a really good year <Speech_Music_Male> and todds last <Speech_Music_Male> year. <Speech_Male> And now we have to reset <Speech_Music_Male> and do it all over again <Speech_Male> and <Speech_Music_Male> Jonathan <Speech_Music_Male> and I have been working <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> really well together <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> and hopefully we can <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> have an even <SpeakerChange> better season <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 2022. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> 2021 marks the <Speech_Music_Male> first time in Ryan's career <Speech_Music_Male> where he got multiple <Speech_Music_Male> race wins in a single <Speech_Music_Male> season, coming <Speech_Music_Male> in Atlanta, Michigan <Speech_Music_Male> and Daytona. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> At Michigan, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> he only led the last <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 7 laps and the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> last two laps at <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Daytona. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> That's our look at <Speech_Music_Male> the number 7 driver <Speech_Music_Male> of the 2021 <Speech_Music_Male> NASCAR season, <Speech_Music_Male> Ryan Blaney. <Speech_Music_Male> Up next is number 6 on the final app. The final lap
Kyle Larson wins on 17th anniversary of Hendrick plane crash
"Kyle Larson won his third straight NASCAR Cup series race in a four hundred mile test at Kansas Larson captured his ninth race of the season and with two races left on the schedule has a chance to become the first with double digit victories on the Cup circuit since Jimmy Johnson in two thousand seven Larson led a total of one hundred thirty laps on the day and this season has led the most laps in a season since the Cup schedule expanded twenty years ago Greg Echlin Kansas city Kansas
NASCAR Playoff Pulse: Analyzing the Field After Richmond
"Opening up the nascar cup series season with three wins in the opening. Twelve races martin. True ex junior went through a long dry spell when the weather warmed up. Well he's got his mojo back again. Winning the playoff race at richmond ending his summer slump a lot of tough lock and auto crashes and got caught in the rain a few times and some crazy things happen too so i felt like we brought goodspeed all summer. We had good cars for the most part other concrete tracks. Really kinda whipped us. But you never know how things are gonna go to x. Now joins teammate denny. Hamlin is around one winner. Who's locked up a spot in round two. Also clinching on points. Kyle larson trying to be one of the other nine drivers who are going to move on chase. Elliott is currently ranked seventh and fortunate to finish fourth at richmond following a problem pitstop when the reigning champ thought he had slid through his pit box so i just kind of took it upon myself to back up. Tj already hit the right side. Jack and at that point. I should know not to but obviously i wouldn't have broke the jack if i knew it was going to break the jack so i just didn't want to stop over the line. I thought that was just gonna make problems even worse so try to be cautious. Ended up hurting us. Worse after problems. At both darlington and richmond. Alex bowman is currently tied on the cutoff line. With kurt
Denny Hamlin Wins Southern 500 to Open NASCAR Cup Playoffs
"The first of ten NASCAR playoff races saw Danny Hamlin hold off a hard charging Kyle Larson to grab the checkered flag at Darlington Raceway one of these playoffs together was no room for error and you now to fund your ticket to the next round we get to go out there and focus on getting to the second round which I think is probably the most dangerous Larson made a valiant effort on the final lap bumping Hamlin's rear bumper and then as if he was playing a video game banged his car off the wall trying to make the pass seven of the sixteen playoff drivers had issues including Kyle Busch and chase Elliott who suffered wrecked race cars Ross Chastain finished third followed by Martin Truex junior and Kevin Harvick Steve Richards Darlington South Carolina
NASCAR Cup Series Managing Director Faces Animal Cruelty Charges
"Nascar cup series director j. Fabian was arrested monday. On charges of animal cruelty law enforcement officials allege fabian willfully neglected his dogs with one dying and the other two found to be suffering from starvation and extreme dehydration. Fabian will step down from his role with nascar until the matter is
Bus Driver Shortages Are Latest Challenge Hitting US Schools
"Bus drivers are running in short supply. A survey conducted in March by the school right service company hop Skip Drive shows. Nearly 80% of school districts that responded were having trouble finding bus drivers. The NASCAR Cup series rolls into Michigan as the regular season winds down.
Allmendinger Gets 1st Indy Win in Crash-Marred Brickyard 200
"AJ Allmendinger survived a chaotic finish to win the first ever NASCAR Cup road race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a loose curbing late in the race lead to a pair of wrecks that took out multiple cars early in the second shoot out chase Briscoe pump race leader Denny Hamlin taking Hamlin out and putting almond digger in front I don't even know like we know showing up the road course races like we can we have fast race cars but like at Indy the way that played out like I mean this is just pure enjoyment it was all men diggers first win of the year Ryan Blaney finished second Carl Lawson was third and leads the Cup points standings Tom McCabe Indianapolis
What Can Brad Keselowski Bring From Team Penske to Roush Fenway?
"Among the many changes for next season in nascar brand kozlowski moving from penske racing or team. Penske over to rows fenway and he talks about some of the other changes going on in the sport from perspective of today still change and it changes a reset as to whether that changes successful and reducing the cost of the sport. You know all these other competitive elements. I don't know by do no. It's a reset. And i know resets represent at this point in time that this has been a woman. Say how shosh screwy the media. But i i've tried to be respectful to other parties would be team pants and beyond to not be talking to too many people and expose things. We've been working on. So i imagine there'd be a lot of conversations now that today has happened brand kazlauskas have champion. He has won many races in the nascar cup series. What can he bring over that. He's learned team. Penske over to rash fenway in his new deal for twenty twenty two tremendous. I mean i think it just mostly a culture of excellence which is a very vague vague description in term. What it means a lot to me. It means not selling anything less than your best. And every facet of the operations of the company and whether that's competitive or or not You know there's a team of people and weighed all the polaroid the same direction
Ty Majeski & Aric Almirola Set to Compete in Arca Midwest
"Recent nascar cup series winner. Eric merola is gonna be racing tonight. And the arca midwest tour at wisconsin international raceway. Look for him in the number. Five four for wauters motorsports in the two hundred fifty lap feature other nascar. Notables in the field include johnny solder derek krause and defending race wintertime.
Elliott Wins at Road America to Start New Hendrick Streak
"Chase Elliott is making himself known as a road course space this time picking up the win in the NASCAR Cup series race at the sold out road America in Elkhart lake Wisconsin L. it started thirty second the four mile road course and drove his way through the field to take the lead on two separate occasions in this final push to the front muscle Pascal bush and took the lead on lap forty six bush fell to third after he was passed by Christopher bell who finished second running up the top five for Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin respectively I'm Jerry Jordan